Restarted 
Restarted DA/KA to put in some fixes along with changes to DR.

Not much to report..still working out new patch updates and got a lot of personal stuff going on.

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Core 
Added fixes for CC ability Diminishing Returns in PvP. This includes their 8 seconds uptime in PvP (as of 4.0.6a). This fix was already in the core but I think there was a mistake on one of the lines from core devs. I've updated it.

If it's not fixed on next restart, it will need more debugging to figure out why DR isn't getting called.

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Update 
Just an update on what's going on here. Not much to report on the server..still trying to crunch out these numbers and figure out how to get the latest patch working.

Been working on a couple projects around my house that have needed attention and a mobile app that I've been wanting to do forever. Not much else to do for the server until I can work out the patch issues. If you're curious about the app, you can load it from here. It's built specifically for my phone (Optimus S) and android 2.1. So, don't expect it to look right on your phone. I used to play Momir/Jhoira Basic on MTG Online and wanted a way to play it in real life..so, I built an app that queries Wizard's Gatherer API and pulls random cards using the rules from the Momir/Jhoira Vanguard. It has options to go to previous (Menu button) and next (Back button) cards and an option to clear the cache to start over (Search button). Purely an app just for me..but..whatever =P

So far the issues with 4.3+ come down to the extractors for data files being horrible broken/out of date and the opcodes being completely wrong. Not much good getting the latest patch loaded if you can't even speak..cast spells..or talk to NPCs..heh. There are other cores with more working for 4.3 but they have less working in other core elements or stability issues. It's not ready.

I'm sure either I or the core devs will figure it out eventually. I'll probably start back on our bug reports here soon if nothing gets figured out.

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Server outage 
Sorry, the linux box that handles the web and login servers overheated and took a dump.

Pulled it apart, cleaned, and oiled the motors. Should be good to go so long as none of the motors are bad in the fans. We can hope..

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Launcher Update 
Ash has updated the launcher to include the new MPQ file with the custom item changes. Grab it. Your current launcher should tell you there's a new one and allow you to download it. Otherwise, you can find it in our Play! guide on the main website.

So, thanks Ash for getting that working.

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Ugh 
No matter what I try here..something is always f-ed up. One method dbc's are out of sync..the other method players don't show up properly. Yet another method fixes both of those but then crashes every 10 minutes.

It's just not ready yet...going to have to postpone 4.3 until it's more stable..it just isn't working properly yet.

I'll keep working on it..but I'm not going to put something in that isn't stable..it just won't happen. Hopefully, I can work out the bugs with some testing.

I took a look around at some of the other server cores and other places with 4.2/4.3 and none of them are doing it properly yet. It's all either a hacked up 4.0, 4.2 with dbc issues, 4.3 with missing data/packets, or a slew of other issues. None of them are at a true level of functionality and stability. Hoping the new year brings in some better coding...but I doubt it.

I can run it with 4.2 or 15005..but I don't see the point in doing all the upgrade work needed when it's not even going to be the latest..and will set us back in terms of bugs further than we are already. Not worth it yet.

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Hmm 
Well, I had it working with 15050 but I found a way to keep our updates and move to a more updated core..so I'm going to try going down that route instead..so that we can keep our custom fixes and changes easier.

Holding off on putting up test for now. I much prefer this other core since it's based on some earlier version that run more stable than the latest.

Compiling this new one then going to bring it up and see what it's like...vmaps and dbc are still recompiling anyway. Can run it with my 15005 ones but might as well get the latest.

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New build 
Seems they released 15050 after 15005..so I'm working on grabbing the new vmaps and dbc files for it. Already updated the build and the realm server to work with it.

Vmaps take a couple hours..so..I get to sit around with my thumb up my butt for awhile here.

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Yep 
Soon as I finish waking up..starting work on getting 4.3 up for testing. Hoping I can get it all cleaned up by the end of the night and get the client download up.

Makin coffee..eating..etc then I'll get working on it.

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Happy Holidays 
Hope everyone has a merry xmas (if you celebrate it). We do here..so I'll be taking a couple days off to do that.

In other notes...I was able to successfully log into 4.3 and everything seems ok. I'll be bringing up a test server for players most likely Monday. I'll also provide an interoperability download (patched client) so that people can test. Keep an eye out on the news here for details.

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