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January 11, 2021 Town Meeting Minutes


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Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Okay guys 4pm so i will get started
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: First up to go the recent crashing.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Sadly its partly out of our control while we work on a few things to stop it.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: For a lot of 2020 we have been developing a new system which we hope to release soon which is the VZ Connection Client
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: This basically means that VZones will run on a private network that the outside world (none members) wont be able to see.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Which solves a lot of our problems right away.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We are aiming for 1 - 2 months to get this released but we may do some testing with you guys next week depending how far we get.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: The warps are painful I know.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Not the level of service we want to offer at all.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We pushed out a patch today which does not solve the original attack problem but it does hopefully stop the database problem that happens from it.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So if the same style attack happens again rather than crash you'll get the world is shutting down message right away.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So its a no warning shutdown to protect the database.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We have added extra logging to help pinpoint where we need to fix.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Which moves us onto the next issue.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: When this problem happens we could repair the database and no need to restore from backup.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: However due to the amount of data we have it would take too long with the world being offline.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We are a world of hoarders
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: everyone one of us i think
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So the big question is how can we get people to clear out junk they do not want or need.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Open to idea
Morning Glory: keep 100% pawn up

Nodnarb: I suggest some kind of reward system

The Incredible Cpt.Dialtone: 200% pawn machine

Nodnarb: Trade in/sell receive

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Higher pawn value could work but we need to be clearing stuff from inside the turfs only.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: For example of how bad it can be we had a member who had over 14,000 paint cans
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: ghosts pls come down to join in the chat if you want
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: One idea could be a turf lock in
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: so we lock you into the turf building for a weekend
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: with higher rated pawn machine

Devan: a personal 100% pawn machine
Devan: in our turfs

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: and let you clear out what you do not want

Nodnarb: I dont know if 100% pawn helps, a lot of old items are worth 1 token or 10 tokens

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Could be a side award for joining in to help clear out

Carly: I have been pawning a heck of a lot of things this weekend and it all came back with the warps wasted time and very upsetting

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Yeah the hope would be you are pawning items you dont want or need.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Not asking you to pawn stuff you want!

PetMePlease: the only why to make this place have less stuff is to make it more expensive to buy

Pammie: no way
Pammie: not without a raise on sitting tokens

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: The volume of new stuff is not such a problem
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: It's the 47,000 copies of a bottle of cola that might not be needed

PetMePlease: Can U make them ALL 100% it will be easier

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We are on 100% all this month already yes.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: No you do not need to get rid of anything.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Its only if you want to and only stuff you do not need or want.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: As I explained at the start hopefully the new patch today will stop the need for a warp if the same issue happens.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Again you do not have to do it.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Its only if you want to.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Okay so for now we wont decide on anything but if you can clear out junk you do not want then it will all help the world.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We are working on a system where we can get you lists of all items in your turfs.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So that will help you decide/see exactly what you have and where it is.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: 100% pawn will be all this month and next.

DustyBritches: do these things affect the problems we have been having with poofing?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We could track it yeah
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: None of this solves the crashing problem no.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: What it does mean is when the world restarts it's quicker.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: The crashing is caused a person yes.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Yes we know who it is.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We are working on fixing the software & the VZ Connection Client to put an end to it.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: The clearing junk is to help make restarts and scanning the database faster.

wolfsoul: Are they able to get personal info ?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: No they cannot get personal info.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: The person is only causing crashing/problems IW.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: I cant discuss details about the person but yes they are known to the worlds.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We aim to reply to tickets the same day.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So moving on to the last part with some more happy updates.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: NH shopping area will be getting an update later this week.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So you will see some construction work around that way this week.

Nodnarb: Is that why the path from Variations was removed?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Yep
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Pets are in progress and the art is about 30% done now.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Surfside 2 buildings will be shutting down and making way for the new Kymer Beach Club
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: This will be a new party hot spot with space for hosting and radio shows.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: March 1st we will see some updates for hosts including a new reward area inside the PM for hosts only.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Pans will also be included in hosting rewards.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Yeah we have places that do not get used which is why 2 buildings near the beach are getting taken down and a new club that will be used.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: SC party store will be opening.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: WorldsAway creators building is being updated so you can rent 1,3 & 10 plan blank turfs
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Which you can then use to build stuff which becomes public after 30 days.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Rent is paid on it until the day it's opened for all to access.

Carly: when does option to pay rents in advance to 6 months come back?we been waiting a long time for this?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Turfs can be joined together via a small fee. So for example if you wanted to build your own world you could rent multiple 10 plan turfs.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We still have nearly 1400 turfs where rent has not been paid since 2018. So this is still slow and in progress.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: So for now that is everything. If you have any questions let me know & thank you for coming.

Nodnarb: I'd like to see SC see more visitors, would it be possible to add a teleporter pad outside of TST (or in the lobby) just like the pads in Variations?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: If you put it on vzones.com/ideas/ will see if we can fit in SC to the TST teleporter.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: 10 room turfs will return once we get all turfs updated on the rents or closed off if members dont want them.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: 3 min poofing can be done yea few people asked. If you post that on the ideas site I will get it done this week hopefully.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We are updating the boat & airport connections this week....should be done by Friday. The airport in SC will allow you to travel any location you have a ticket.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: The boat will allow you to travel to special places only with a valid ticket.

Carly: since we moved to this 4.7b version I noticed a very important to store owners item is missing suddenly?The Precision Turf Mover located under tool bar does now NOT have the "use last" option! I used that daily to move multiple items at once...can we get
Carly: that button back please on there? "use last"?

Morning Glory: why do we need tickets to trsvel from locale to locale, just more pixels to hold on to

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: VIP turf once set cant be changed currently no sorry.

Britney: Andy when can Alt Earn Token

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Travel Tickets are needed mainly for fun, story line and role play as part of the quests. This is being updated this week.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Alts earning tokens wont be a thing as it will just destory the value of the token like pre 2014.

Pammie: we havent ever had a raise tho prices go up

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: AW Homes we will see more once all the turf have been cleared or rents paid. Remember on the site you can request a turf list.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: 2014 tokens were being sold $5 for 1 million.

Nodnarb: Will the Shop Owners be gaining access to an exclusive item for their shops sometime soon?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Shop owners I will be in touch with next week for something special yes.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: or ESP me and I will sort with each shop owner direct

Dia: Andy...did the Christmas questers get their final prize?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: They didnt no. When they decide if you contact me we can sort it.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: They need to decide on the items.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Any other none mountain quest related questions?

Carly: Can members hold events again?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Yes member events can be hosted again. We will release details soon.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Support tickets due today will be done today yes.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Anything else?

Tuli: Andy what if we are a shop owner whose shops are not on the list like the others?

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: You can fill in the shop form via the site to get added to the list.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: https://www.vzones.com/shop-registration/

Jippo: since we moved to this 4.7b version I noticed a very important to store owners item is missing suddenly? The Precision Turf Mover located under tool bar does now NOT have the "use last" option! I used that daily to move multiple items at once.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Use last option in 4.7b thanks we will look into it.

Tuli: i dont want to lose the ping in esp

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: SC turfs will come once we sort the massive back log of turfs we still have. This is being worked on daily and has been for months.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: ESP ping is on the list to sort.

Nodnarb: So for clearing out stuff... is the game plan to ask people to use the 100% pawn for now?

Pammie: when will we have more help available iw by acolytes

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: For now yes please use 100% pawn.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: We will work on getting reports to see what is where then get in touch with ideas.

Tigress: I think it is time to get more acolytes

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: 100% pawn in the elevator yeah okay
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Hopefully warp wont be needed after the fix today.

K1TT1: actually Andy
K1TT1: can you make sure there is a 100% pawn in each turf building

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Sadly we need to wait and see when the person next decides to attack us.
Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Pawn in turfs builings yes will do.

Acolyte Cosmic Andy: Okay guys I will be on ESP if you need anything.




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