Saturday, March 22, 2014
March 22, 2014The hosting switch has been completed and I am now using new software (custom built by a fellow Edgeworld player) to download and update the data. Keep a keen eye for errors this week as I have changed a lot of processes and would not want any small error to slip through the cracks.
The data is up to date and Kabam has release yet another new sector Cat Eye Nebula so you can check them out and see whats happening in fresh territory.
Keep having fun and happy hunting!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
March 15, 2014So I am working on some efficiency updates on the site and I learned of a small error that I made in the database design. I set the force fields as a INT field, which turns out has a maximum value of 2,147,483,647. You may have noticed that Rab 750k+, Omegas, Lord Balrog, g47, "NEMESIS", bigga1, and MOST HATED have had force values that froze at 2,147,483,647. I have just finished the download but notice that some of the top guys are tied again on force so I am looking into it again. I checked out g47 and "NEMESIS" in game and maybe this time it is a Kabam problem and not mine. If anyone else has more information on this please let me know.
You can see a few updated to GamerProgress including the new twitter account and the video page. My plan is to share cool Edgeworld related videos and keep people informed about new content via twitter. I also have brought back the ads to generate a bit of revenue.
Thanks for visiting the site, if you have any comments or suggestions feel free to get in touch.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
March 8, 2014This was supposed to be my last data download for GamerProgress. I was supposed to finish the download and then finally walk away from this project. However, I received so many emails and support from the Edgeworld Community I have decided to put in more effort on the site. Right now my biggest problem is downloading the data. It is a hack of a process and it takes me anywhere from 45min to 4hrs every Saturday morning. I'd like to ask the EW community, how many of you would have kept that up for a year? I am currently working with another dedicated EW player and we are trying to develop a more consistent and reliable method for downloading data from Kabam. GamerProgress has downloaded 4,180,492 player records over 48 weeks.
I have decided to renew my domain name and my hosting package for another 12 months and I am hoping that we can be successful on getting a better method for downloading the data. I can't promise that I will make it another year, especially if I have to keep using my current download method, but I am going to give it a good shot. I have reinstated the link requesting donation support for my work and I would appreciate even a few dollars from each player if you find my work helpful. I will also be reinstating the advertisements on the site. Many of the emails that I received over the last week suggested that I put the site behind a pay wall to give those willing to pay a higher advantage. While this idea does make sense I would like to avoid doing so. Kabam offers too much of an advantage to those with the ability to pay so I would like to keep the site free.
Thanks for your support and a reminder that if you want to participate in the conversation head over to http://gamer-progress.blogspot.ca/ and you can comment / discuss any of the posts that I have made.
Oh and I almost forgot, the download is complete for this week.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
March 1, 2104Another week and another new sector for Edgeworld: Rho Ophiuchi Complex. The download for all other sectors is also complete check out where you stand.
I would just like to remind everyone that GamerProgress will be completing one more download of data on March 8, 2014 and then will be shutting down completely in April. If there is any interest in the data collected over the last year I am willing to make it available for $5 if any one is interested. I would need to get it into a format that you be downloaded but if anyone is interested please contact me at GamerProgress@gmail.com and we can work out the arrangements.
Thank you again to everyone who has shown me support in the last year with this project.