Small Update: 1.7.2

WarLight will be going down for maintenance tonight (Tuesday, September 27th) at midnight PDT (7am GMT). This deployment will involve a little more downtime than usual, but if all goes well, it should be down for less than 1 hour, but the site may be sluggish for a few hours after that as a few migration scripts need to run. Please plan accordingly for any fast games or single player games that may get interrupted during this time.

During the downtime, you can visit the Server Status page on the wiki for up-to-date information about the status of the maintenance.

During this time, WarLight will be upgraded to 1.07.2. This blog post contains a summary of what’s changing.

Average Speed Changes

As shown in this image, WarLight now tracks the average play speed of each player separately between multi-day games and real-time games. This is helpful for players who play real-time games, as they can now see how fast a player tends to play those games.

Further, players can use open seat prerequisites to filter down players based on their real-time speed. For example, game creators could prevent anyone from joining their open seats who takes, on average, more than 4 minutes to play their turns in real-time games.

Note that it may be a few hours after the update goes live before the numbers displayed on profiles are accurate.

1v1 Ladder Setting Change

As previously announced, players now start with 4 armies per territory instead of 5 in the 1v1 ladder. This change only takes effect for new games created after 1.07.2 is live – existing games will not be modified.

Bug Fixes

– Fixed bugs around the “Inactive for” field that appears on player’s profiles. Previously, it could sometimes show a player as active when, in reality, they really never came to the site. For example, if a player was booted from a game, it reset their “inactive for” back to 0. Now it only resets when a player actually commits orders or sends territory picks.
– Fixed a bug that caused an error if a player joined an open seat, left the game, and then re-joined the same open seat again.
– Lots of performance improvements that will help the site respond faster.

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