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.

Downtime to fight spam

Weewar will be taken offline at 2pm EST (UTC-4) tomorrow (Sunday) for a spam-fighting update. See it in your time.

Update 2:03pm: We’re back. Players who have not yet ended their turn in a game are no longer allowed to post in the forums. This should help reduce the wave of forum spam we have been experiencing recently. If you are a new player who needs help before ending your turn in a game for the first time, please contact us for help.

New downtime

Weewar is experiencing some memory problems, causing the server to go down spontaneously over the last couple days. We’re looking into it.

Update Aug. 21, 12:28am: We are still having server issues. Zapp will be turned off while we try to figure out the cause of the memory problems.

Update Aug. 22, 2:51am UTC-4: Server memory problems continue, unfortunately. In addition, in the process of clearing out old Zapp games, game actions within about an hour of the start of the latest downtime (roughly midnight til now) may have accidentally been lost. Sorry. If you are having problems with a game not loading, please contact us.

Update Aug. 24, 1:30am UTC-4: Server is getting better now. I have just deleted 18,247 games on Duck Island involving Zapp where the last move was made over two months ago (or the game was finished). These are mostly games that are automatically created when a user joins Weewar. I also removed bad references to missing profile images. Zapp is back on too.


Weewar is currently experiencing some issues with its Amazon servers. Please bear with us as we work to address the problems.

Update (July 12, 20:16 EST): We are back up and running though Weewar is a bit slow. The Amazon server on which Weewar was hosted seemed to have stalled, so we had to start a new instance and migrate everything over from a backup. Map images are being regenerated now. The forums are down temporarily. Games with less than 1 day turn limit should have had their clocks reset. Emails probably don’t quite work yet. Avatars are lost temporarily.

Thanks to the folks at EA for working on this yesterday and today and getting Weewar back up and mostly running.

Update (July 13, 21:02 EST): Weewar is back up and running. Forums are up, board images have been regenerated, and Zapp is running again. Unfortunately, avatar images were lost. You can upload a new one on your profile page. Thanks for your patience.


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