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    Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 19:10
Infrastructure Changes 

Today we have successfully rolled out a number of large infrastructure changes:

CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK
We are now using the Akamai platform (95,000 servers in 71 countries) to provide a Content Delivery Network for all our images, scripts and stylesheets. This premier CDN caches content at global edge locations saving you, the player, time as the requested content is received from within your region instead of coming from our server. This both reduces the server load, increasing page responsiveness and means your computer doesn't need to go as far to get the images - again increasing responsiveness.

DISTRIBUTED IN-MEMORY CACHING
We are new using the AppFabric distributed cache system to do load-balanced fault tolerant in-memory caching across our web-servers. It provides applications with high-speed access, scale, and high availability, to application data. The benefit is a widely available service for optimizing performance. 


Routing in a partitioned cache with secondary caches

Our use of this system will increase over time and it allows us to grow our player-base to far larger numbers while at the same time improving illyriad's responsiveness and performance. 

IMPROVED SECURITY
We have made a number of security enhancements - for various reasons we won't be going into the detail of this. However, you will notice a pause if you enter your password in wrong (this has been there for a while).

INCREASED VISIBILITY
We've increased the contrast of chat, resource bars and increased the general font size of the Illyriad interface to improve readability.

(SUSPENDED) PLAYER NAMES
Player names that become (Suspended) are no longer returned to the pool of available player names.

RESOURCE BAR BUTTON HIGHLIGHT
Once again the advance resources button now correctly highlights rather than just going white when you mouse over it.

SITTER CHAT
The issue where sitters chat's would lag behind the current account they were operating should now be resolved.

ALLIANCE CHAT
When players join, leave or a kicked from an alliance they should now immediately have that reflected in their access to the respective alliance chat.


If you experience any issues for these, or any other changes, please raise a petition in game so we may resolve them. 

We thank you, the players, for your continued support of Illyriad.


Edited by GM ThunderCat - 07 Feb 2012 at 03:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 19:23
Thank you Thank you.  While some of this is over my head, your dedication and hard work is greatly appreciated.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 19:44
Indeed!
Thank you!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 20:50
I third that! Mine is zipping right along with problems at all and the added contrast and font improvements are nice for these old eyes! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 20:51
See what I mean about old eyes...that was supposed to read zipping right along with NO problems!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 22:06
I'm a little confused at the CDN and Cache systems, but the interface seems to be moving quicker! Easier to read, too, if I might echo Mr. or Mrs. Old Eyes up there Wink.

Anyways, thanks for the update! Can't wait to see what's next.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 22:38
Now I will not be able to play Illyriad at night while laying in bed. :(
It will be to bright, but I guess that is a good thing. Thank you Illyriad for looking out for my health.

On a side note, firefox says I mispled illyriad and wishs me to change it to dillydally. :D
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 22:59
erm, i didnt understand a word of that, but, erm thank you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 2012 at 00:13
Secure Connection Failure.
A box saying that pops up after I have logged into Illyriad. not sure if that's a bad thing but it doesn't affect my gameplay, just wondering why it appears. :-/
I'm using the latest Firefox I think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 2012 at 02:28
is it just me or is it 2012?
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