Maitenance and upgrades, part 3

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Procyon Games website is now down for the final part of its overhaul. I hope to bring it back up in an hour or so.

UPDATE 10:15PM: That was rather harrowing, but I think I got it working. Procyon Games is now up and running on a brand-new database. All the previous data was migrated over.

There's probably going to be a few glitches, so if you spot anything unusual don't hesitate to point it out to me.

En Garde Team Rankings

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Someone asked for team rankings on the website, and I figured, "what the heck"

These should be identical to the rankings displayed on the in-world scoreboards, except you can see the rankings of all the teams of Second Life, while the in-world scoreboards are limited to the top eight teams.

Scheduled Maintenance Part 2

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Procyon Games website will be down on Saturday for about an hour, starting at 9PM SLT. This is part 2 of 3 for the upgrades I have planned. These upgrades are to allow the site to handle the new traffic load, which has been steadily climbing over the months.

This second upgrade is the "medium strength" one. The final upgrade, tentatively scheduled for the following wekend (March 13-14), is the "big" upgrade which could take a while.

UPDATE: This round of the upgrade/maintenance is now complete. It involved a somewhat large change to the back-end of the website, and so it's possible there could be some errors or new things that are not working. If you notice anything please send me an email.

Can't Stop Tournament @ Heart of Dragons

Aries Oh is continuing her Can't Stop tournament. Here's the info:


Can't Stop tournament at Heart of Dragons this Sunday. Tournament board will open for sign-ups on Friday - pay the black board L$100 to participate in the THIRD round - Sunday 1 PM SLT. [SLURL]

The tournaments is held on Sundays, 1 PM SLT, every third week.
The tournament is open for all.
This notecard contains details about how we will run the tournaments.

Each tournament will have maximum 16 players.
Entry fee is L$100, of which all goes to winner.
The sign-up board will be placed here: [SLURL]

Each tournament will have 3 initial rounds, where you play different players, according to a random draw. (Unless there are too few players, you will only play another player once.) The sum of scores from these three games will be used to rank the players.

The four best players will meet in a final game, to determine the tournament winner. Winner will receive entire prize pot and a trophy.

Season schedule:
Sundays, 1 PM SLT:
March 7th
March 28th
April 18th
May 9th
May 30th
June 27th
(Date for Season Final will be determined later.)

Season final:
The eight best players of the season will be invited to play a super final.

The finalists are selected based on all participants' scores from the 3 initial rounds in each of the 8 tournaments in the season. (I.e. final rounds will not count.) A player's score from each tournament will be summed up. If a player has played more than 4 tournaments, only the best four will count.

These 8 players will play a tournament similar to the normal tournaments - 3 initial rounds with random draw - and the 4 best will meet in a final game to determine season champion.

All games will be played at Heart of Dragons, at these tables:
MAIN VENUE - Draw and final game will be played here. [SLURL]
(Upstairs) [SLURL]
(2 corner rooms upstairs)

Please share this information with other Can't Stop players.
If you have any questions, please contact Aries Oh.

Hope to see you there!

~ Aries Oh ~


Would you tweet your wins?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So, Linden Lab is trying to get all social with everything. Their latest effort is a scripting bridge between Twitter and Second Life. And I wonder, is this something that people would use?

I mean, really, I don't know. Would people find this useful?

What I could do is link your Twitter account to, say, En Garde. With the magic of OAuth, you wouldn't have to give me your Twitter password. You can simply authorize Procyon Games to post tweets to your account. And then, every time you won a game of En Garde, it would post a tweet to your account, saying who you beat, and your score, and a SLURL.

Would anybody find that useful?

I should point out that the Recent Games section of the Procyon web site already lists every game played in-world, so if you're looking for someone to fence with you can always go there and see who's been playing.

Scheduled Maintenance

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Procyon Games web site will be down for scheduled maintenance later tonight. I need to make several upgrades to the system, and so there will be three periods of downtime. There's the little upgrade (tonight), then the bigger upgrade (this weekend), and then the real big upgrade (sometime next week).

During the maintenance the website will be inaccessible. Also, any games you play will not be recorded, and will not affect rating scores.

The downtime tonight will start at 10PM SLT and should not last more than an hour.

UPDATE: Tonight's maintenance is complete.

Congratulations to the Rally Winners

Monday, March 1, 2010

Congratulations to the En Garde Rally winners! Over ten days they searched out new locations, new partners, and won games in more places than anyone else. The winners are:

  • First Place, Capt Blinker (L$5000)
  • Second Place, Dusty Merlin (L$2000)
  • Third Place, Leonard Posthorn (L$1000)
  • Fourth Place, Sidney Fredriksson (L$1000)
  • Fifth Place, Fonsi Lecker (L$1000)

I'd like to thank all the players, who made this Rally a great success. Let's see if we can reach one million games!

I'd like everyone's comments on what they thought of the rally. Would you like to do it again? What did you like and not like about the format? Add a comment to this post, or email me or drop a notecard on me in-world. The more responses I get, the more likely I'll try something like this again.

Pictured are Fonsi Lecker, Leonard Posthorn, and Capt Blinker (not shown: Sidney Fredriksson and Dusty Merlin)