Hi everyone, I wanted to update you on a few things.
First, I wanted to let you know that the donation button on the www.faforever.com home page is still going to Ze_Pilot so those of you who would like to thank him for his years of dedicated service to the community can do so before he moves on. So please, if you appreciate all the hard work Ze_Pilot did, take this chance to donate to him!
Ze_Pilot is continuing to help manage FAF as we transition to a new server and leadership. The transition will be finished by November 1st.
We are not looking for donations for myself, the new FAF server, or the new FAF team right now. I am fine funding all these operations for the next few months. Towards the end of the year we will put up a new donation button.
Second, we are making good progress on setting up the new, faster server for FAF.
The current server runs on a dual-core i3-2130 CPU @ 3.4ghz with 8GB RAM in France. It is having some problems, including needing more RAM and using all the CPU during brief spikes.
The new server runs on a quad-core Xeon E3-1270v3 CPU @ 3.5ghz with 16GB RAM at Softlayer in Amsterdam. In short it is 2x+ faster and has twice the RAM as the current server.
Ultimately we will have two new severs, a STABLE server and a BETA server. The BETA server is where we will test out new versions of the FAF client and FAF server software. But we’ll talk more about that in the future.