June 12, 2010

The Great Race - An apology

After lots of testing and no small amount of swearing, it is apparent that the Volare router is failing to fulfill it's assigned duties. This recalcitrant bit of equipment is due to become "spare parts" as soon as the replacement arrives. I am sure the HAL 2010 will be a huge improvement.

As a result, we have rescheduled the Great Race for July 3rd - with full faith that it will be technically feasible. So polish your horses and currycomb your automobiles! And braid the tails of your airships......*shuffles notes* Anyway - get ready for a very fun race guaranteed to crash, smash and generally make your life interesting.

I have wanted to do this event for 3 years....
But sadly, between the very poor performance of SL at present and the trouble we have with our connection, there is no way that anything that extensive is possible in the foreseeable future.
It breaks my heart that a simple race by land, air and water is no longer possible.
We are trying to get our connection issues resolved, and this may involve a new router. I also have a beloved dog who will be having a probably cancerous spleen removed on Friday. My time inworld for the next couple of weeks is going to be very, very focused.
I will be inworld on Tuesday for the Big Brass Balls with Miss Poppy DJing. I will also be inworld next Saturday for the Midsummer Dance being hosted by Mr Streusel.
We have some fun events coming up yet - that do not rely on the performance of the grid for success!
Please support RFL at Our Lady of Hope Teaching Hospital, vote for the 8 Wonders of Caledon, and go inside and learn something that could save yourself or someone you love!


Rhianon Jameson said...

For what it's worth, I didn't have difficulties connecting and staying logged in last weekend, and it didn't seem to be a hot topic in ISC chat, so that suggests more localized hardware problems, i.e., at the Volare household end of things.

That said, it's a little frustrating that movement is so hit-or-miss, whether it's sim lag or crossing sim borders. I suppose people with a love of airships, or sailing, or driving motor cars rapidly before running into a ditch (hello, Mr. Toad!) are pushing the system beyond its capabilities.

Nonetheless, there are plenty of stationary opportunities to deplete one's Linden Dollar balances to further RFL.

Fogwoman Gray said...

I have spoken to a number of people and apparently the lag was about average to most folks.
Vivito thinks that our router is likely to blame, so a new one is on the way.
Hopefully (yeah, but what are you gonna do?) the upgrade to Havok 7 will help grid performance.

Palabra said...

I wish you good luck with your router, Dean Gray!

If it is any consolation, we are having connectivity issues here at the Puddlegum Palace, as well. After frequent crashes, we persuaded our ISP to switch our DNS to a more local one, but we still think our actual modem is borked.

At any rate, I'm crossing my fingers for you and Mr. Volare.