There were some issues with both the web installer and the torrent download. Both of these issues have been rectified, about 4 hours ago. Please redownload the web installer and restart your download, same with the torrent. (Only if you have had issues downloaded the game of course)
Also, the 500 jaden we promised to send everyone about a week ago was sent out yesterday.
We have purchased the new server and are in the final stages of setting it up. More news will be posted soon.
We also have a patch to add to the server very shortly, possibly as soon as today.
Yesterday we had a brief downtime of about 10 hours, our longest in a long time, possibly ever.
We will be crediting 500 jadens to all active accounts. Sorry for the interruption. We have taken steps to prevent this kind of interruption from happening again.
Sorry to anyone who had ordered a faction or gear change in the last few days. I thought I was nerdy enough to start using Ubuntu as my main operating system on the only PC I have for development. I was actually wrong, my nerdskills need polishing before I take that step, and even when I do, I think I'll need Windows to continue JD development, which I have no intention on stopping anytime in the near future.
(For those who know Ubuntu and want to enjoy a laugh at my expense. I installed Xen, and idk if I was just impatient, but basically got locked out of the OS and was stuck on a screen that was even before the main screen. Trying to boot past it was impossible with one of my Windows disks, so I reformatted to Ubuntu, logged TPB, downloaded a copy of W7HP and reformatted to that using the key that came with my PC. After like 12 hours of updates I was ready to start downloading programs again.)
So, everything got delayed by a few days, but I'm about to log in and start doing changes now. I'm back on Windows, and my PC is super clean now, runs much better. After changes I am going straight to the test server to finish a quick patch for the current live server which will include any custom titles currently being waited on, the banana peel npc, and possibly a few other things I'm not prepared to announce, yet.
So, we know you guys are tired of being told we're close over and over again and the server not coming.
There have been so many things to figure out over the past few months.
The first thing we had to do was determine how many people even really wanted Regenesis to come here. The polls were split, but the majority usually wanted Regen, bugs or no bugs.
Once we determined that we were sure we wanted Regenesis to come here we had to figure out how to do it without losing stuff. Nobody wanted a wipe, and ideally people wanted to keep their custom items as well. So we implemented NPC's, and gave people plenty of time to exchange their custom items to new ones. We also sent out an email blast to try and get old players to come back, even if only to upgrade their custom items. We know many are just waiting for Regenesis and not logging in.
We got past that.
We ran into some errors that I'm not going to describe in detail, but fixing them allowed us to import our old database over to the new server so that people wouldn't lose any of their items or level progress. This is the issue most servers dealt with by simply wiping.
We have had a variety of other issues that have all been overcome, well, almost all of them. From editors not working for us to bad filesets being released, we have overcome almost all. I say almost because the tools we use for faction changing still need some work.
I was honestly clinging to hope that a new fileset would release, I've been looking for new files daily and unfortunately just haven't found any new sets that were any better than the original set released back in April or so. So to some extent I delayed it myself by wasting time clinging to that hope a new fileset would come out.
Anyways, we are in the very final stages of testing, and there're a few things left for us to handle. Today we were looking into what kind of server we are going to upgrade to for this to all happen and I wanted to share with you guys the (most likely) server we are going to purchase. We're not 100% sure that we are going to take this version yet, but if not this one, it will be the next step up, not down.
CPU: Intel XeonE5-1650v2 3.5 GHz+/3.9 GHz+
RAM: 128 GB DDR3 ECC 1600MHz
HARD DRIVES: 2 x 2 TB SATA3 6 Gbps + 2 x 240 GB SSD Intel S3500 SATA3 6 Gbps (500 MB/s / 260 MB/s)
This upgrade is literally more than double our current server in just about every way.
So here's some important notes to consider. I'm going to answer the most common questions.
Q: Can you give us an exact date on when Regenesis will be patched?
A: No, I can't. For a number of reasons. When we set up the new server it will take them x amount of time to set it up for us to use, we then have to install our os and many packages onto the server, as well as rewrite our website setup to allow a gateway with a choice between the two servers, and we also have to set up many other things I don't want to take the time to list or consider right now. It will come soon, you will know exactly when whenever I know exactly when.
Q: Can you implement old Sunstream?
A: I believe I can make it so you can go there, but I haven't tested it yet. I will be testing that tomorrow. The old Sunstream map will not be the main Sunstream map that you find in the game for a variety of reasons, but mostly because of how the game is built.
Q: Will I lose my character in Regenesis?
A: No, the database will be swapped right before we open Regenesis, you may have a slight 'rollback' to your character on the Regenesis server, but it should be no more than 15 mins of gameplay really.
Q: Can I play both servers?
A: Absolutely, we encourage it.
Q: Can I vote on both servers?
A: This will depend on the site design, it might take us some extra effort, but our intention is to make sure this is possible.
Q: Will my bananas be refunded if I move from Sunstrider to Regenesis?
A: No, as stated before the server is going to have a 'cloned' database, so you would not be losing any of the things you spent bananas on, or the bananas on your account.
Q: Can the new classes ascend?
A: Sadly no, as you may have noticed no server has had ascension working for both characters properly yet. Not that I've seen anyways, I know that someone claimed Unreal or whatever is fully working, but only one person ever said that and he's permabanned from here.. soo...
The reason ascension has not worked is because the server files that have been leaked so far do not include the chroma skills for both classes, and possibly the ascension skills. While I have not bothered to mod the server to test this for myself, I get this information from a group of server administrators that have all, or do all, run JD servers.
It's not worth the time it would take me to do this (even thought it's only a few mins probably) to test it when I have no evidence saying it would work ,and plenty saying it wouldn't. Unfortunately, it might sound conceded or something, but my time is just too valuable.
Got a burning question that wasn't answered here? Post it below and I'll do my best to address it.
We are steadily approaching 3000 likes, and at 3000 likes the entire server will receive a special banana reward. So if you haven't liked our page please do it! https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyDynasty
Also, once you have liked our page, or if you have already, please try and like our posts when you see them! Many people don't know how Facebook 'feeds' work. A post will be shown to more of our audience when people who are seeing it like, comment, and share the post. Facebook actually promotes the post more if the post is 'popular' with the audience, and is more likely to show the post to people who generally are not seeing our posts. It's quite common for as low as 10% of our audience to actually see a post we make on Facebook, but a post with likes and comments gets as high as 800 views!
Please help us increase the playerbase by sharing our page with your friends, we are seeing a steady increase in players over the last 2 months, and we would love to see that continue as we near the introduction of the second server, the Regenesis MD server.
I forgot to post the patch notes for patch 26, and I honestly don't even remember what was in it. I believe it was just custom titles.
With this one it is also another dozen or so custom titles.
I also added some more items to make faction changes even quicker for us to complete.
Several pets were added to the GM Exchange for event prizes.
That's all for now.
Oh I meant to put the Banana Peel exchange in this patch and just remembered. I'll work on that tonight.
Final update Oct: 11th: Once again I would like to thank everyone for their participation in this event. It looks like we will achieve our goals by the end of the event. The event is scheduled to end at midnight on Monday night server time. So you're not confused, this means the event will end at the end of Monday night at midnight, as Tuesday comes in. Thank you for all of your help, we really couldn't have done it without you.
Update Oct. 8th: Thank you everyone for all of the support throughout this event. The event is currently running until the end of tomorrow night server time. It may be extended until the end of the weekend due to Canadian Thanksgiving on Sunday/Monday. For an update on funding we have received more than half of what we need to achieve our goals. We want to thank everyone for their participation in this event and the amazing support we have received.
Update Oct. 5th: The event has been going quite good so far. We will be updating the list to let you guys know what we still need funding for after we've completed some payments, thank you everyone for the support.
Anyone who has ordered a change will be waiting all day today due to Regenesis work. If this is a problem for you get in touch with a GM to contact me on Skype and I'll try and make time for your change today.
10% rewards will be coming soon, a script needs to be written for that to work, please be patient. It should come before the event is over.
My girlfriend and I want to personally thank the server for all of the support we have received since the server has opened, but especially over the past 6 months. As many of you already know we were faced with hard decisions that almost had me leaving the server multiple times. The server has been good at generating just enough income for me to not have to go get a job elsewhere. I do work on the server full-time, and if I was to start working elsewhere I likely wouldn't have any time left for the server.
About 8 months ago my girlfriend finished college, but to work in her chosen field as an RMT she would need to write the two final tests again for the ministry. This is standard, and has to be done by every student of massage therapy in Ontario.
We approached our families for assistance to get her licensed, and they would not help. We approached the government, and they agreed to help, but then withdrew the funding because I make more than $1106.00 per month. We had already obtained $700 from them for the first exam, but they withdrew the transportation fees for us to go down there to get the exam done. Tcholok and our other friend Mike both stepped in and helped us with those fees. They also helped us with the fees for the second exam and transportation getting there and back.
In the meantime income from the server has assisted me with paying bills and surviving. Even with income from the server I still got as far as 6 months behind on my electric, and 3 months behind on my internet. Nevertheless, any time I got my internet cut off or was at risk of having my electric cut, etc. The server helped us pull through.
So we want to thank you for all of the help. Not only has your donations kept the server running, kept me working on the server, and allowed us to buy files when needed. It has also assisted in making our future possible. You have helped buy toys for our 4 year old daughter, and you have helped put food in our stomachs.
We can't thank you enough for that. Your donations really do make a difference.
So first. We're going to award every registered account with 100 bananas, just for being a member of the server you will get a reward. Second is a reward for donators only. Anybody who has ever donated to the server will get a second banana reward. This banana reward will be 10% of your total donations. (It's going to take me a couple of days to get a report of this.)
Finally we are going to have a special donation event. You guys might remember a time when you would donate and get jadens, but now you donate for bananas. Well what we're going to do is allow your donations to count to both. This means you will get double bananas AND 60 jaden per dollar spent. For example, a donation of $20 will get you 400 bananas and 1200 jaden.
This time we can even tell you where your funds will be going! Think of it like a GoFundMe campaign but without using their service to do it. We are really depending on the server to raise the funds we need to pay for my girlfriend to be registered and to pay our rent for October. Our close friend Mike has already maxed out his credit cards helping us, and Tcholok has already advanced me over $1000. Here is a list of the fees we need to pay before she is able to start working, she already has a location and clients waiting!
Registration for Oct - Dec = $242.75
Insurance = $94.99.
The RMTAO membership. = $100.
We need to pay our rent. = $800
We also need to buy some supplies, specifically a heating pad which is about $200, and lotion which is around $60 for a gallon. We also need to pay a linen company for sheets, not really sure how many as of yet, likely around 90 a week which is about $50.
We also need to pay for the next year of registration which is $671, but we're kind of unsure when this needs to be paid, and we think if she is registered soon enough that she won't need to pay it before being able to work, which would mean we would be able to pay it ourselves.
We can't thank you enough for all of the help you guys have provided us so far, and we hope you can help us over these final hurdles.
I know some people are going to read this and ask about Regenesis. New files released on the 18th and I'm in the process of examining them. If they are the 1395 files they claim to be then we will have ascension, something that's worth waiting a couple of weeks for. If they are the 1378 that they also may be, then it makes no difference and we can just add the ones we have done already. If they are the newer ones I can probably redo the stuff that would need to be changed in like 2 days. First we need to actually get in the files though, still working on that. I believe the Regenesis client is done and ready, and we are about to start testing it today or tomorrow. More likely today, but I have to take my girlfriend to the doctors.