Legacy Client ICE release

Hello dear FAF Users,

last week we had a server + client update in order to deal with connection related problems that users have on FAF.

Almost one week later we now also have a release for the legacy client which allows it to use the ice adapter as well.

If you log in to FAF with the legacy client then you will get an update prompt urging you to update to the latest version (0.18.3).
If you do not have the python client installed then you can download the install file from the github repository.

I would like to stress that this release has been a combined effort of java devs and python devs (many thanks especially to geo and muellni). But this does not mean that we have anyone maintaining the legacy client.
If you would like to help maintaining the legacy client (written in python) then feel free to ask any moderator for access to the faforever slack which is where you can get in touch with other devs working on FAF.

Best Regards
PhilipJFry

ICE is here!

Hello everyone,

ICE has been our solution to tackle the recurring connection issues occurring with some players, and to fix disconnects and improve reconnection as we can.

Today, ICE has been deployed on the server. This means that the client you are using is no longer compatible, (it doesn’t implement ICE connection code). You need to download the latest official client to be able to connect to the server using ICE.

Download it here : https://faforever.com/

Latest version is 0.10.4! Make sure to update!

ONLY THE OFFICIAL CLIENT WILL BE SUPPORTED AT THE MOMENT
The legacy client may or may not receive ICE support in the future.

If you are still experiencing connection issues, disconnects, or any other issue with the ICE client, please post on the following thread : http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?t=17429&p=173601#p173601 so that we can gather feedback and improve the adapter.

Big shoutout to Askaholic and Geosearchef (and me?!) for their amazing work on the python server and/or ICE adapter 🙂

Have a nice day !

– Louvegarde

Server downtime 20/04/2019 – ICE Deployment

Greetings everyone,

Saturday 20/04/2019 at 13h UTC+0 we will deploy a new version of the server and client that will enable ICE functionality for everyone.

This version has been tested, but not on production scale, and unforeseen bugs or technical problems may occur during the following days. We will make sure any issue will be patched or helped with as quickly as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

Have a nice day,

Geosearchef & Louvegarde

Patch 3703 Beta

Commanders!

BETA PATCH NOTES HERE: http://content.faforever.com/patchnotes/3703.html

At long last a new balance patch has entered its beta stage! Many units, buildings, and upgrades have been painstakingly adjusted by the balance team in the effort to keep FAF fair and fun for its players. But before any changes can be implemented, we need YOUR help!

The balance team has packaged potential changes into the Patch 3703 Beta, which is now available for immediate download! Do you suspect some upgrade may be overpowered? Do you feel a nerf will break the game? Are you happy with the attention certain units have received? Your feedback is crucial to the balance team as they adjust the gameplay to reflect the desires of the community! Please share your thoughts here: http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=17412

Upcoming Elections

Greetings Commanders,

Elections for Player Councillor and Maps and Mods Councillor are approaching. Please read this forum post for more details:

http://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17392

For those who may want to run for election for the councillor position, here are the respective threads where you may post your applications:

Player Councillor application thread: https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17393

Maps and Mods Councillor application thread: https://forums.faforever.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17394