New host for Ace of Spades game servers is live in Los Angeles, California, USA

Our new host for game servers is now live and all of our new & old PySnip servers for Ace of Spades are currently running on it. :exclamation: Careful, they might be a bit dusty! :laughing:

Some bits about the new setup:

Hardware :desktop_computer:

Currently, all of our game servers run on a leased Linux-based fully dedicated server with a whopping 128GB RAM, and 6 cores worth of Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 3.50GHz CPU power, plus a couple o’ speedy SSDs! :rocket:

It’s housed in this rack:

Location :round_pushpin: :earth_americas:

…smack dab in heart of downtown Los Angeles, California, in this building:

Network :globe_with_meridians:

Our upstream connectivity is provided by Psychz Networks, which has a global network of data centers in major internet hubs around the world:

Low Latency Routes :zap:

…in their words:

Low Latency Routes matters when connecting to a game server. Utilizing advanced network mapping and algorithms, we are able to reduce latency for end users when connecting to a game server.

APLLR (Asia Pacific Low Latency Routes)

Target Asian market with low latency when hosting servers in Los Angeles and/or Dallas data center. Offer fast content delivery and the ability for gamers to play games when connecting to Los Angeles and/or Dallas from Asia. With APLLR, the Dallas data center will allow businesses to target users on the East coast of the USA and, at the same time, offer low latency to users in Asia.

Source/permanent topic: Hardware specs for hosting our game servers

:warning: Please let us know if you experience any technical issues, as we’ve just gone through a host of changes (pun intended). Keep in mind we are still in a transitional period of improving our entire network, so we are expecting things to not be so perfect for a while. Sorry about any hiccups you might experience. Thank you for your understanding and patience. :pray:

In-game logins

If you have an aloha.pk account (it’s free, sign up), you can login via the Ace of Spades in-game chat to:

  1. Track your player stats
  2. If you are trusted (apply here), protect yourself from votekicks, among other privileges

To login, you can use your main forum account password, or create a separate “simple” password to use for in-game logins. We highly recommended creating a separate in-game password!

Set your separate password in your profile settings:
https://aloha.pk/my/preferences/profile

Login command

From the Ace of Spades in-game chat, type:

/login <username> <password>

Special shout out to @topo for fixing up logins. <3

Mahalo everyone! :call_me_hand:

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