Phew! Well, Card Hunter went live as promised at 00:00 on the 12th of September.
The game is now UP! All collecting is now permanent! All monsters will remain slain, until the adventure resets, that is…
If you’re new to the game, don’t forget to take a look at the new Basic Edition that gets you everything you need for the game.
If you’re a Beta tester, you should have got any pizza you bought in Beta re-credited as well as your bonus figures (check the costume store in the multiplayer lobby or once you unlock it in the campaign).
Now – to numbers. We had a LOT of people logging in in the first day, more so than we ever had during Beta. In Beta we capped out at around 1000 simultaneous players and we’ve already at least doubled that. We did test using our nifty test bots to 2500 players, so we were hoping that we could scale up gracefully, but it looks like the bots weren’t as demanding as real players. So, we had a few hiccups with the load.
We’ve been working hard to iron those problems out – and making a lot of progress. A special shout out to Jason and Tess who were up all night restarting the server and fixing up stuck users. Thanks guys!