Custom Maps and Server Crashes

Post Reply
Novus'Olm
Posts: 0
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:00 am
Location: Orlando, FL
Contact:

Custom Maps and Server Crashes

Post by Novus'Olm » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:04 pm

It's come to my attention lately that many of our members are unaware of the relationship between Custom Maps and Server Crashes.


The reason that the NPC command was not given to the event admin rank, and taken out of the classes, is due to the fact that if you spawn a NPC that a custom map does not reference, it can and usually does freeze everyone's game clients. It's a rather easy fix, but it's very annoying. This is called a "Soft Crash", and just requires me to restart the map.

Then comes the second thing. This is called a Hard Crash.

Hard Crashes can even happen on normal maps when an NPC is spawned that does not belong there, such as /npc spawn saber_droid (one of the most infamous ones)

The other part of a Hard Crash is when someone spams buttons on a custom map that cause NPC spawns or other effects, as well as killing pre-placed NPCs over and over and over, causing the map to repeatedly spawn them, putting stress on the server, before it finally goes down.

This happened today with two members who shall not be named, on the Coruscant Speedway map. Killing the swoop bikes over and over and over, giving them a score of 100+, and crashing the server.

This is why we tend to stay away from custom maps, because people take "Having fun" to an extreme level.

So, for future reference, do not spam anything on a custom map. Don't spam buttons, don't spam NPCs, don't spam weapon spawns, don't spam-kill things.

Thanks.


Jedi Academy Info:


Visit my AoF Wiki Page for information about me.
Rules and Regulations of AoF
Rank Rules

Novus'Olm
Posts: 0
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:00 am
Location: Orlando, FL
Contact:

Custom Maps and Server Crashes

Post by Novus'Olm » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:06 pm

Just a reminder..

ID is on vacation for a week, meaning if you crash the server due to being a douchebag, it will stay crashed.

Please try to control yourselves, we already had one incident tonight that was luckily caught by Jedi Knight Kodin.

If I receive any more reports of people screwing around and acting like immature little 10 year olds on these custom maps, Halloween is over for us.

Clear? Solid? Good. Shut up and obey like good little minions.


Jedi Academy Info:


Visit my AoF Wiki Page for information about me.
Rules and Regulations of AoF
Rank Rules

Phantasm
Posts: 0
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:00 am

Custom Maps and Server Crashes

Post by Phantasm » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:39 pm

Yes Mam!!!


Name: Phantasm
Rank:Jedi Knight
Saber: Single
Saber Type:Katarm
Saber Style: Random
Saber Color: Green Force Flame
Occupation: Professional Gimp
Apprentice: Zieg {P} Cyrax {P}
Master:Inuyasha {C}
Skin: http://jediknight3.filefront.com/file/P ... Pack;79788

<a href="http://www.xboxlc.com/profile/phantasmo78">
<img src="http://www.xboxlc.com/cards/sig/greenic ... asmo78.jpg" border=0>
</a>

Post Reply