What an amazing first twenty four hours. In the 24 hours after the announcment of version 1.0, 50 new accounts
have been created on the UCP. Following the accouncement, we had one lobby of 14 players
and a second with a significantly lower player count.
However, I was forced to restart the server because pursuits were failing to start. Simply put, some of our pursuits can only handle a set number of criminals within a pursuit. The Stallion pursuit which starts on Route 11 (The road dividing Dillimore and Blueberry) is an example of such a pursuit as it can only handle two criminals. All of the pursuits which Buq made at around February/March, when I first explained my intentions for a new server, only supported 10 cops as there were only 10 sets of co-ordinates supplied. As a result, a full lobby of 14 players minus the two criminals would give the lobby 12 cops. As the two cops could not spawn, the game could not start.
I can only apologise for the issues faced on Saturday and I can assure you that future pursuits will cater for an upwards of 18 cops. This, however, does not mean the sizes of lobbies will increase in the near future.
At the time, I was forced to restart the server later that evening because a game could not start. The restart reduced the number of slots in each of the pursuits to lobby to around 10 each. I was expecting the player count to diminish after the restart but to my suprise, we held on quite well.
I was keen on uploading an update to provide a few fixes to the lobby system as well as to limit the server's slots to 20. If it was still at 28, 8 players would have had to wait in a DM lobby or a Freeroam lobby as the lobbies could not handle more than 10 people. I managed to upload an update at around 07:00 UTC with an additonal update due two hours later to a minor update to the unit system.
However, since 08:00 UTC, the player count had only kept rising and as the only admin online, I felt as though it would be best if I worked on the update slightly later. The update eventually went out at around 09:49 UTC. For the rest of the morning, we were averaging about 9 players which is not bad at all considering the concentration of pursuits servers on 0.3.DL.
In the afternoon a person had started their third stream on our server. I am unfortunatley not dropping any names due to the the bitter relationship between one of our rivals and the streamer in question. Simply put, I do not want this streamer to receive hate on their platforms by members of the rival community because of a name-drop. You probably know who this person is, but you have not heard it from me. At around an hour in, I believe, we hit 20 players. That is both lobbies
We have had administrators unable to login to the server for at least 2 hours because of the lack of slots. I will be working on an update to allow for 35 slots of which 5 are reserved for admins if the server hits 30. Lobby 3 has been created to temporarily help with this issue raising the slots to 30. After the streamer ended the stream, a few members of the community had come together in a voice channel on our discord and we had a great time as we turned the server into Lawless RP for a short period of time. However, this did not stop us from being attacked by a third party. Fortunately, nobody online at the time noticed anything different.
Taking on the feedback I received over the first twenty four hours, I had implemented an /id command as well as enabling weapon scrolling in a vehicle as a passenger with the keys you use to look left and right in a vehicle.
Over the 7 days, I will be working to create some documentation for players and the admin team. Hopefully then the server will be able to see new pursuits on the server. I am also looking to implement a new system that will allow Management to tweak weapon damage values on the go so we can find the best values without having to restart the server. I doubt there will be any major updates this week as I am monitoring the perfomance and stability of the server.