By someone on Aug. 8th, 2012 10:16AM
I have been tremendously frustrated lately with the way things are going. Despite moving to a new hosting setup, the site is still struggling to deal with traffic. There were, and still may be, several new problems that popped up when we went from one database server to two. Data must be replicated from one to the next, and so some new functionality had to be created.
The large problem is that I'm not getting the help I desperately need. I have Sean (Adura) in Canada who has been acting as my systems admin, but it has not been enough. He has no experience with a multi-server setup and is learning as he goes. I was under the impression my new host would be able to put more time into helping with site optimizations, but that does not seem to be the case.
If I were very familiar with these things, I would do this on my own. Unfortunately, I am not a backend programmer/systems admin. I have a decent understanding of things. Several times I've known more about these things than the people I'm trying to hire, which is very disappointing. I do not want to spend the massive amount of time that would be necessary to learn these things when I could be spending that time creating things in the game. It is absurd to me that I can't just find someone willing to accept my money who is capable of fixing this crap.
I do not want to lose massive amounts of daily users just because the site will not function properly.
I'm writing this post just to let everyone know that I'm trying my best to fix these things, and it's seriously stressing me out. Every day I sign into facebook or gmail and see complaint after complaint. It sucks.
I would love more than anything to work on a new character, but I cannot do so while the game is broken. My time has been spent ineffectively reaching out to people for help. I guess I have to keep doing this until I find someone, or get to learning and fixing everything by myself.
By acalpo on Aug. 8th, 2012 3:42PM
By cheezdoodle194 on Aug. 8th, 2012 3:52PM
For me, I usually only have trouble rating and saving replays. (Lately)
By cryengine three on Aug. 8th, 2012 3:53PM
I think its great you try to find some people to fix this. we'll have patiency :)
By pwnpants on Aug. 8th, 2012 3:57PM
am i the only one who like can't play the game because the up and down arrows and space bar control the browser scroll bar not the game itself
By bob the fishy on Aug. 8th, 2012 3:58PM
Don't worry. You put loads of work into the game already, so we don't care if you take forever.
By samurimaster224 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:03PM
@Cheezdoodle same here, i cant do anything like that or I have to force quit the site
By AgentAtrix on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:07PM
We know that you're doing your best Jim
By CRAZYMOAB97 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:20PM
You're doin' good Jim, you've already created the best game on the internet, but I know what you are talking about :D
By pokemonmaster710 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:25PM
Good luck and TjfTodayTK chat is waiting for you all. ;)
By HappyPwns on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:25PM
he is making a girl character next!
By mike456456 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:25PM
dude i have been playing this as long time so if u take for ever who cares!!! i mean atlest u mad this game.:)
By mike456456 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:26PM
ya what he sad
By Jackass Junkie on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:31PM
Jim we understand ur troubles BUT we dont care u still made the greatest game ever
By aziz boubaker on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:36PM
good luck totaljerkface still the best website with an awsome game
By maluco123 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:50PM
By matt678 on Aug. 8th, 2012 4:55PM
DONT WORRY JUST HANG IN THERE!
By happywheelsismyfave on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:00PM
i always leave this site (logged in) and mostly come back logged out and at the top it says i'm logged in and whenever my computer crashes and im workin on a level i always lose my stuff
By ClassicWheels on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:03PM
I hate it when I log in and try to make a level and it says you're not currently logged in. I know that you don't have the time to fix this but maybe after you've fixed Happy Wheels and made anew character you maybe have time to fix this problem.
By Billyand Dad on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:07PM
its all good Jim
YOURE THE BEST THERE IS ON INTERNET GAMESS!!
By Pulsford on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:19PM
Dont worry Jim! Keep up the good work! Best Game [b]arounddddd![/b]
By Carnivore113 on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:38PM
Its cool Jim if people leave hw just because of the site being down for a little bit they aren't loyal to the game so let em go.
By FineByMe on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:43PM
I'm not sure who created this post but if anyone knows please tell me so I can message him...I would be willing to help on the site.
By GuitarHeroGirl on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:52PM
My dad could fix it perfectly in about a week for a decent pay. i mean like Â£50. give him that and it'll be fixed AND there'll be a new few charecters. PS i would love to record a little 11/10 yr old screaming her head off. im good at it.
By peregrine6 on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:52PM
it's ok jim i just like playing the levels :)
By benwildlife on Aug. 8th, 2012 5:54PM
did you try craigs list yet? plus look at this picture ^_^[img]http://www.forkparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/funny-demotivational-poster-0013.jpg[/img]
By The_Raiden on Aug. 8th, 2012 6:09PM
Fuck you jim:
Now that i have your attention.
We love you Jim. you should understand that the normal thing is not that people sent messages saying, hey this works just nice. People use to sent mail when they have problems. You should know that most of us really appreciate your hard work and enjoy this, a bit of f5 is not that bad. This game you give us for free, so awesome, and you try to improve it non stop.
Relax dude, probably you wont. There is too many bitches in every site. If you relaxed a bit most of us would be pleased aswell. WE LOVE YOU AND YOUR TEAM. Keep up the good work, fell our apreciation, and relax a bit ;)
Sorry for bad english
By LWPeterson on Aug. 8th, 2012 6:12PM
Stress will cause lack of dopamine wich will cause up to 6 years up to early death.
By rdw6 on Aug. 8th, 2012 7:53PM
if i knew what the hell i would be doing i would help you out but for now i have no clue how to do any of what you do, sorry.
By MYMOM234 on Aug. 8th, 2012 7:56PM
LWPeterson, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT YOUR SITE
okay on to thanking Jim
Jim, your hard work is appreciated. But the site seems to be running WORSE, even though there is a new host, multiple servers, and the cruddy PM system is gone. The site wont even load on TUESDAY MORNING. so whatever, just thanks for your work on the game and all that.
By jonmcnugget on Aug. 8th, 2012 8:45PM
jim this is an awsome site many many people know this and lots of people play this my point is this site needs more servers i know your trying your best and we apreciate that i know its expensive but thats one good way to fix it if your reading this PLEASE CONSITER IT!!!
By farlaineloco on Aug. 8th, 2012 8:45PM
Jim, donÂ´t let the things get too stressy. yeah, the massive traffic problem is a bit irretating, but the poeple are served with the trigger tool for a while. there are so many cool new things you can figure out. i believe that the problems will be solved in the near future.
take care of yourself.
By jonmcnugget on Aug. 8th, 2012 8:48PM
YOU NEED TO RELAX YOU FIX ANYTHING UNDER PRESURE SO TAKE A BREAKK KISS SOMEONE GO TO A FAIR JUST RELAX PLEASE!
By KIPERFuN on Aug. 8th, 2012 8:53PM
JIM DOn't make a new character right now worry about tring to fix the site I know you are doing this but don't worry about anything right take one step at a time the main problem here for me is I can't upload levels and or I get this I hate it when I log in and try to make a level and it says you\\'re not currently logged in. I know that you don\\'t have the time to fix this but maybe after you\\'ve fixed Happy Wheels you might have time to fix this problem.
Please Jim if needed I can get my cousin a computer programmer to help lead you through everything without taking weeks I know b/c he helped me learn how to script and set up my computer...
The game is great though other than that stuff Jim we don't need knew character the great guys who have learned how to make character like you in a way can make there own but (you still need the space to move. okay Jim
-your hard at work on MadAleinsPT3 creator KIPER
By pokemonninja on Aug. 8th, 2012 9:30PM
am i the only one that cant play the game when i go to the user levels it sends me to the main screen and then it wont let me click on anything
By Hunterswrath18 on Aug. 8th, 2012 10:06PM
This is simply a minor setback on something that's going to be BIG. Sure things aren't moving as fast as you'd like, but i'm sure that once you get things rolling again, you'll have even more people playing than you could imagine. Don't even worry yourself. things take time and this is one of my all time favorite games. even if i have to press the play button & bazillion times, i'll keep pressing. Ha ha, work hard and keep up the good work.
-From your friendly neighborhood Spider Man... and Chuck Norris
By grandpa Joe WCG on Aug. 8th, 2012 10:15PM
EVERYONE PLEASE! stop telling jim to finish the damn character! R U GUYS RETARDED!?!?! jim is stressed enough! stop stressing him more! this site has become WAAAY to popular that it crashes n breaks down! the game is also failing cause of the popularity of the site! noobs making noobs levels! this crap needs to stop now!!! i'd say the site needs a break but yes, jim would lose fans if he did that!
By buildupon2 on Aug. 8th, 2012 10:36PM
very frustrating jim, I can barely get on a fkn level without freezing >:(
By TotalBS on Aug. 8th, 2012 10:37PM
Try making separate servers instead of everyone on the same levels
By CrisisGamez on Aug. 8th, 2012 10:46PM
You Will Always Have Me Jim \\ Jason. Ill Never Give Up On You No Matter What. Stick At It, You Will Find Someone. Good Luck. CrisisGamez
By Legionofares on Aug. 8th, 2012 11:28PM
[b]Thanks for the post[/b]
I have been logging on every day (with varying amount of frustration) hoping that the game would be magically repaired and I could go back to one starring stupid games. It must be terrible trying to fix this and I hope that it is repaired soon.
By noentry on Aug. 9th, 2012 12:30AM
Bah I havent complained about this game since I started playing it a year ago. Just keep up the good work. the site is already too much of a success. XD
By jj1x0 on Aug. 9th, 2012 01:18AM
I'm sure it must suck having to fix the game alone, and having to read everyones complaints. I do not complain since Happy wheels is the best game ever. I don't wish to keep you from what you are doing,
By spacehamster100 on Aug. 9th, 2012 02:30AM
jim don't stress yourself out, just take things slow. we can keep clicking the "alright" button until the level loads, have a couple problems with saving levels but just relax, we all (apart from the retarded selfish wankers) appreciate you and your teams work. take as much time as you need to fix the problems. It's 100% possible that atleast a few of us on this site understand pressure. me being 1 of them :P i'll be in year 10 when i go back to school and it's just gonna be a hell of alot harder :( but that's probably nothin' compared to adults stress. you have our full support. keep up the amazing work :)
By joshyyoshi on Aug. 9th, 2012 02:44AM
Have You tried a VPS (virtual private server) that way you dont need to freak out as much if the server goes down as you could yell at them instead. By the way I don't know much about servers but it might be worth looking into it
Keep It Up!