Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Greetings everyone!

It has been a long time since I made a blog entry. What can I say; life has been hectic!

I've been posting in the Edgeworld forums fairly frequently - I've found that most people go there rather than come here to read this blog! LOL

Anyway, I will continue to post in the Edgeworld forums about recent events and other things!

Have fun in the game!


Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

New weekly statistics have been uploaded. Please let me know if you find any errors/mistakes/omissions.

The database is getting fairly large and has over 5 million row in it now. We are investigating either performing additional optimizations or moving to a better database. I would like to implement a MPP algorithm but that would require a completely different database and approach to the queries; not to mention additional computing resources.

The download is now taking almost two hours. The upload is taking about 1/2 hour.

It has been a long time since I asked for donations to cover my costs.

I would appreciate any donations: please go here => http://gamerprogress.com/gpSupport.php

Thanks for your support.
April 13, 2015

I thought I would take this moment to update everyone on GamerProgress's progress in the game.

As you may remember, I decided to create an alliance in every sector and to establish a map base. For the most part this has gone reasonably well, but there are still some sectors that I have not grown big enough to take a map base. I have received quite a few offers to join other alliances to which I have had to, unfortunately, decline. Since the purpose of having a map base is to garner additional information and I wish to keep gamerprogress.com as independent as possible, I have to remain in my own isolated alliance.

In some sectors I have been kindly surrounded by friendly forces who are protecting me and allowing me to grow unhindered. In other sectors I get attacked all the time :-)

I do not always manage to play this account on a daily basis - simply logging in and collecting the daily reward and attempting to build the base takes over 2 hours. Tournaments are typically out of reach as they take far too much time - especially with the constant clicking that is necessary to win anything. Please RockYou - fix this!

Here are some summary statistics for the 3 months that I have joined each sector:

Average Level: 13,820
Average Force: 30,169,736
Average Level Growth %: 2.8
Average Force Growth %: 1.5

Highest Base Level: 110,784
Lowest Base Level: 112

I have spent absolutely no real money for this account, and I have not won any platinum in the game. If anyone wants to gift me platinum in a sector where I have a very low base, that would be very much appreciated.

So, even without spending platinum, you can get over 100K in three months.

Happy Gaming

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 23, 2015

It has been a while since I posted any news.

The site is functioning just fine, although we had a glitch yesterday when we tried to upload too much data :-).

You should now be able to search for just about any player in the Player search page. Here's an example searching for me across all the sectors.

GamerProgres* Across all sectors

There is some new functionality that you might like - check it out. A statistical comparison between the top 50/top 100 players alliances across all the sectors.


We have figured out how to get more detail on any single player, the problem is that it is a massive download if we do too many players. We are trying to figure out how to surface this information, so hold on to your hats for a bit.

Hope you like the improvements.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015

Game statistics updated. I delayed till this morning so that we would have a snapshot close to the "5 hour shutdown". I just seemed like a good idea

Anyway, we've found another bug - this one affect my account and anyone else who is in an alliance with a long name or has a long player name
I was going to post a message about my game stats since I attempted to get a base in every sector, but with the above bug, my stats are all smooshed!

We're still trying to re-engineer the API to get better data, particularly about tournaments. I did put in a request for access to the API, but apparently that request went into a black hole somewhere. Maybe I'll have better luck with RockYou :-? , maybe, but i doubt it. I'll be surprised if I still get to pull down the data I am pulling down now once RockYou takes over.

Yours in EW

P.S. Thanks to all the leaders who responded positively to my request to take and keep a base. Thumbs down to all the idiots who blast me off the map (I'm talking all you 500K+ players attacking a level < 100 player). I did get one base up to about 32K in the last two weeks.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jan 23, 2015

May I have everyone's attention please, especially Alliance Leaders in all Sectors:

We have been experimenting with getting additional raw data to perform additional statistics. In particular, we are trying to collect more information about the "MAP", battles, and tournaments.

To this end, we have created an alliance in every sector called "GamerProgress". This alliance has only one member - me! I will NOT accept anyone else into this alliance. This alliance is peaceful and will not attack anyone.

I have no intention of attacking anybody. I have no intention of playing in the map, or in tournaments.

I would appreciate it if when I do have a base in a sector (so far all I have been doing is to take an empty base when other alliances have decided to ghost the map) that you allow this base to continue and do not attack it and wipe it off the map.

The coordinates of this base are {154,108}. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACK ME!

Alliance Leaders => you can expect me to request that you allow me to take one base for this research. I will typically ask one of the stronger alliances in each sector so that I have some small assurance that this one base is not a casualty of some petty war in the sector.

One of the experiments that we are running is to see how high (levels and force) we can get one of our bases. This base is in the "Joehnk Galaxy". The reason for this is to show everyone that you can level up incredibly high and fast with a little luck. By logging into this sector, we won 1000 Incineraptors. This allowed us to win all the prizes in the current tournament, which then cascaded.

At the moment, this alliance "GamerProgress" in the sector "Joehnk Gallaxy" has a base level of 4791 and a force score of 10,690,764. However, our inventory has so many troops that I would have to pay 2 people to click everything we have won.

If this experiement goes well, we may have additional insight into map play, tournaments, and other aspects of the game.

Fight hard, fight well!

Yours in EW

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jan 19, 2015

Weekly updates have been posted, including the new sector 'Frosty Leo'.

As always, if anyone has more suggestions on data and statistics that you would like to see, send me email.

We are still investigating pulling data in for tournaments - getting the data for tournaments is a lot more intensive and more intrusive into the Kabam servers, so despite a desire to do this, I also don't want Kabam to get too upset and close off the access.

Yours in EW