Update to slow down bots

Weewar is down so that I can push an update to the registration page to stop, or at least slow down, the rate at which bots are registering for Weewar. We will be back up shortly.

08:09: And we’re back. Let’s hope that stupid little change deters the bots a bit.

Weewar Database Maintenance

Weewar will go down at 22:15 UTC for database maintenance. Time to remove the bots and tons of Zapp games.


2014-09-28 22:16: We are now down for maintenance. This will take about 30 minutes.


2014-09-28 23:25: And we’re back. 58,909 player accounts were deleted due to spam, high suspicion of spam, or being inactive. There will be a few broken profile pages. More maintenance later to fix those and get rid of old Zapp games.


2014-09-29 04:48: We will go down at 05:00 UTC for more maintenance.


2014-09-29 08:10: And we’re back. That only took two hours longer than expected… Unfortunately, I had to restored the server back to the state at 22:16 yesterday. Any moves made between 23:25 when we were back on and 05:00 when we went down again were undone. This is because I had accidentally removed some players I should not have and because some player’s headquarters and profile pages were broken with the database cleaning. That should all be ok now. If you encounter a broken headquarters page or a broken player profile page, please email me at support@weewar.com.

A total of 60,619 player accounts were deleted due to spam, high suspicion of spam, or being inactive. In addition, many games with Zapp were deleted. He is now playing 42 games, which is down from thousands.

Map search is broken. Please avoid using it for now.

Zapp will be offline for a few days after I see how stable the server is.


2014-09-29 15:43: Looks like something else is broken as a result of the above changes. Lots of Out of Sync errors and invulnerable units. Weewar is down again to look into this.


2014-09-29 18:20: All right. The game works again. Unfortunately, again I had to restore the server back to the state at 22:16 yesterday. I was more cautious and conservative in my deleting of things in the database. If you encounter a broken headquarters page or a broken player profile page, please email me at support@weewar.com.

A total of 50,005 player accounts were deleted due to spam, high suspicion of spam, or being inactive from Day 1 (plus other stringent criteria). In addition, many games with Zapp were deleted. He is now playing 42 games, which is down from thousands.

Zapp is now online and playing smoothly.


2014-09-29 18:33: Zapp is now offline and being reprimanded for continuing to play a game that I surrendered for hundreds of rounds until I pulled the plug. Talk about a resource hog.

Down again

Weewar is down again. I am looking into it.

Weewar currently down

Weewar has been down for a couple weeks now. The database is refusing connections from the main server, and I have limited access to fix that. I am working to resolve it but it may take some time.

2014-09-17: And we’re back! Thanks to the good folks at EA for returning service to Weewar!

Temporary Downtime & Zapp

Weewar is currently down for about half an hour as I have Zapp resign from all of his games and delete them from his headquarters. This should relieve some of the bad server stress and slowdowns that you all have been experiencing. Please bear with us. Thanks.

Update (17 minutes later): Weewar is back up. I made Zapp resign from 28000 games and many of those games were deleted. He’s still in about 1000 games in which the last move was made in the last month. Hopefully the server stays at a good speed from here on out.

Weewar currently down

I’m looking into it. Hope to be back up shortly. Fingers crossed it’s an easy fix.

Edit (a few minutes later): All back up and running! Let me know if something is still awry.

Weewar back up from Amazon cloud outage

Our Amazon cloud server went down last night due to heavy storms in the DC area (which also took down a number of other major web services). Weewar is now back up and running. I’m not sure what happened to our blog background though…

Database cleanup

Weewar is back online, but I need to take it down for a few minutes to backup the database and clear out old games that are clogging up the server and Zapp’s cycles. We’ll be back shortly. Game timers will be reset upon return.

And we’re back. I deleted 24,000 games that were old and idle against an AI or had way too many rounds (e.g. from bots playing each other endlessly). Hope that makes things run faster and smoother.

Temporarily down again

Weewar is down again due to another database issue. We’re aware of the problem and are working to solve it. Please bear with us.

2:06pm EST: And we’re back!

Outage Today

We are experiencing some database issues today and are working to resolve them. Please bear with us.

Monday: We’re back online! Thanks to Aaron at EA for resolving the issue. I’ve reset all of the game timers.

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