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 Jlp55236 A Za on Aug. 10th, 2012 08:22AM
[b]Dude you must read this![/b]
The only problems I have are a frustration and annoying! In Level, it wouldn't let me scroll on the map. I tried every computer. In Best Buy, in my house, EVERYWHERE WITH A COMPUTER. Many people are pissed off about this.
Also when sometimes you search for levels, it just says, "loading levels". So when I grab a snack for half an hour, it still says "loading levels". Also can you make a brand new character. Probably if you make a brand new character, some people may calm down.
I'm not angry or going against you, i'm just saying, probably you can make a cool new character first, and people may get happier and more calm. Then slowly you can fix the problems the people are complaining.
EVERYONE GETS A HEADACHE ONCE IN A WHILE!
By geonaruto on Aug. 10th, 2012 11:01AM
Keep trying your doing a good job (and im waiting for a new charecter a little)
By jimbo619y2j on Aug. 10th, 2012 11:53AM
It's ok. There's no need to be stressed out. You're doing the best you can. That's all anyone could ask for :)
By Wtfaflyingmoose2 on Aug. 10th, 2012 11:59AM
This has nothing to do about your new post but I believe I have a solution to your game's apocolypse. (people spamming sword throw/kill jb/ and ball throw levels)All you have to do is add a new feature that does not allow you to publish a level unless it is physically possible to do so, via splitter 2-casualcollective.com so fags can not make those types of levels anymore because they will not be able to move around to reach the finish line. -and take tokens out of the game somehow.- It is not a perfect system but I beleive it will solve a lot of level spamming issues. The Good Levels Are Being Shut Out!
By kidneb on Aug. 10th, 2012 1:03PM
i'll do it for like 5 bucks pm.
really jim if you are interested just post a comment and i'll give you my Skype if you also have so we can talk...
i really like this game and it would suck if this couldn't continue so please consider
By pieofdeath123 on Aug. 10th, 2012 1:48PM
thank you so much for trying to fix this the site goes down ever like 5 min while im playing lately meaning i get stuck trying to save replays or rate
By fire jeremy2 on Aug. 10th, 2012 1:57PM
jim. i need you to read. i know what i can do. for some rason i was playing. and i randomely got ALL the codeing files of totaljerkface.com and happywheels. i can help you. please message me for more
By cvxman21 on Aug. 10th, 2012 3:43PM
lol But no stress jim its not that bad is it? ive read some of the comments some are just fuckin funny and some are geeks? or a bit too much into happy wheels but good work on this game is amazingly hilarious
By argilouer on Aug. 10th, 2012 3:46PM
Jim, its alright. We feel your pain. you have created the best online game in history and its barely working. Take a break for a little while. You deserve it.
By plain bomb on Aug. 10th, 2012 3:59PM
you're not losing players jim! you'll succeed
By AbandonedCashew on Aug. 10th, 2012 4:19PM
Jim I will still visit the site every day and I do not care how long it takes, I must say thank you for so much caring about the community. That itself makes you higher than any one of us.
By LWPeterson on Aug. 10th, 2012 5:44PM
Guys you know how Jim makes stuff in flash? He gets a code with words you will never think of and he has to change the code to make what he wants in the game. So if you want more characters ty doing it how Jim does it and see if you could do better. He does not do it in a character editor like the happy wheels level editor we have.
By Safety on Aug. 10th, 2012 5:54PM
Jim I have to give you a thanks for quote someone on the first page,"Best site on the internet". In some ways to comparison to other sites, It possibly can. I hoped the war with headache puppy was over but now we must (draw are swords and shoot each other) <-Contradiction.
By mattyhughes on Aug. 10th, 2012 6:11PM
your awesome dont make things difficlut for us all
By Safety on Aug. 10th, 2012 7:12PM
Hey guys guess what I thought you all weren't children still but I'm currently being spammed in HW chat, sadly I can't take a god damn picture to show you. I'm tired of this hate.
By Blandy8521 on Aug. 10th, 2012 7:58PM
None of us are really fussed about the delay , sure no replay saves or level publishing but I will keep using this site for definite. :D
By KIPERFuN on Aug. 10th, 2012 8:25PM
JIM if these game becomes like World of Tanks you will make lots of money (i now it is a free game but the way ppl would buy stuff for it or from it.
By george25 on Aug. 10th, 2012 9:01PM
Don't get stressed! Just ignore the noobs asking for characters. I think you've done a great job. Thanks for the trigger tool!
By deathdoer177 on Aug. 10th, 2012 9:37PM
Hey... Look at the bright side! At least you don't have poor spelling and grammar, unlike most people on the internet.
By ingram919 on Aug. 10th, 2012 10:29PM
Don't worry if you send the haters a message they will calm down. Lately my friends have had problems with the site but I told them they're trying everything they can to fix the site and don't worry I have faith :) you are doing great, keep it up :D
By Fushion on Aug. 10th, 2012 11:37PM
Hey Jim Mabye I Can Help You?
I Worked In programming For Years Plus I Have AIMS (Auto Internet M Server) It's Better In Size And You Can get it For free Frm Me
Just Send Me A Message, Also Thos Dosent Crash When Your Working On This Server (Maintanience ETC) You Have A Backup server Just Reaload Then Your On backup So No Crashes when Your Working On it. message Me For More Details. keep Up the Good Work!
By BJ3004 on Aug. 11th, 2012 12:49AM
Stuck on the loading sounds screen before the game starts. It's been on 14% for about a week now..
By Sxowe121 on Aug. 11th, 2012 01:57AM
That's a total bummer Jim, but anyone who plays your game falls in love with it. I know I have. I for one appreciate what you have done and what you are doing. Hang in there!
By matthew platts on Aug. 11th, 2012 02:20AM
its ok jim dont worry about it,just try your best, thats all anyone can ask of you.
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 11th, 2012 08:07AM
By SteampunkMachine on Aug. 11th, 2012 10:08AM
Don't worry Jim, your doing your best, I won't quit the site.
By goldslayday rs on Aug. 11th, 2012 10:25AM
Jim i cant make levels and if i do then it crashes
but i dont care if it takes forever to fix it~
By Skunk Freak on Aug. 11th, 2012 11:34AM
joshyyoshi he probably already owns a VPN, or else people would probably be flooding the kadoodles out of this site, just because there are assholes out there. Anyways I think people should be patient if they aren't, it IS free after all.
By Evan072299 on Aug. 11th, 2012 12:16PM
I hope you get somebody who knows what the &*(^ they're doing. You've got a great game Jim. Please don't let it stay this way forever. :( Without HW, I never could have made this.[img]https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-ash2/276733_349631011776814_193202264_n.jpg[/img]
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 11th, 2012 12:58PM
You lie, you didn't make dat!
By Harry Boner on Aug. 11th, 2012 1:45PM
I like the part where it says I must be logged in to rate or save replay even though I'm already logged in. Your new server is worse than the old one. Hoping you'll find another one soon that can handle all the traffic.
By nightcodex on Aug. 11th, 2012 1:50PM
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By nightcodex on Aug. 11th, 2012 1:56PM
Contact me ur problems im very professional with these problems
By MYMOM234 on Aug. 11th, 2012 2:20PM
This is gonna be my last post for a long time. These posts have no point, either people complaining about no characters or other people complaining about the people from before. Also i can never load the page. So if you need me come to HW xat or TJFtoday or something.
By Beebop00386 on Aug. 11th, 2012 2:29PM
Alright, I get how stressfull this may be but you can fix this Website. I don't know how or who, but there is always a way.
Don't take this in offence but, you need to stop complaining to us users and get this Hell-Hole of a website back to its normal, fun, and great place like it use to be.
Remember you have responcibilitys on this website. If anyone now (during this and last week) says "we need more stuff and characters", say to them "I need to fix this website Before I can do that".
If you don't get this website fixed in the next month or so, I predict most of the people on here won't ever log on or play on here again. They will feel betrayed, and angry. Which means this website will no longer be. I hope not for this to happen, but your heading down that path.
Listen To Me and not the idiots on this website (Not All of you reading are Idiots only the 10 year olds that play this game at recess)
I know how stressful this can be, running a website with millions of users and suddenly one day out of the blue, everything stoped working like it use to. You got to fight this battle and win for you, I, and the millions of people on ths website.
Sincerely, User Beebop00386
By Lacerta Echelon on Aug. 11th, 2012 2:52PM
Looks like I'm the big troll. The game and everything in it has been much faster than usual for me.
By drakian12 on Aug. 11th, 2012 3:10PM
.-. i have trouble saving replays and casting votes...also saving levels and playing levels. also my computer says you guys are down a lot... i mean its only a couple minutes but it can get really annoying when it happens 5-10 times a day. i know you're doing your best, keep up the good work -Drakian12
By Bert on Aug. 11th, 2012 4:49PM
I don't get why so many people say they can help... Obviously, if someone has a profession in servers, they'd at least know how to use a keyboard correctly and not spell like 5 year old.
This means that just about everyone who says they can help Jim actually can't, because I wouldn't see someone with poor grammar managing a server.
By Safety on Aug. 11th, 2012 4:54PM
It's faster because of your computer, games don't lag unless your computer cannot take a certain amount of particles, mine can only take 1000. Otherwise a monster comes and eats my fps.
By Jake Alexanders 123 on Aug. 11th, 2012 7:51PM
I'm eating my sandwich, waiting for you to fix it, take as long as you need...
By LWPeterson on Aug. 11th, 2012 7:59PM
Three (3 for noobs) months ago Jason said that the forums were "on hold" which ment that the forums were soon to come. I think that three months is safe to say that it is no where near finished. Everyone got exited when you said that and now everyone knows that the forums are not on hold. So I hope they are soon to come now. Or... I don't know but you need to learn to be more accurate with timing.
By will2423 on Aug. 11th, 2012 8:21PM
merlin the wizard,planes do have wheels and it could be a small byplane with fixed wheels
By Cautionllama on Aug. 11th, 2012 9:11PM
HANG IN THERE MAN! WE LOVE YOU! (But,Is anyone else having trouble zooming in on the level editor? lol)
By ExplodingTrujillo on Aug. 12th, 2012 12:12AM
If i New how to fix the servers i would but i sadly i do not know anything about that kind of stuff
By SkyLord892 on Aug. 12th, 2012 01:06AM
We all support you. Don't rush yourself. Rest for a while or take a vacation. So you have the energy to fix happy wheels! Remember WE all SUPPORT you!!
By passwordssuck on Aug. 12th, 2012 01:31AM
Well its not like its the end of the world im patient.
By tbot29 on Aug. 12th, 2012 03:25AM
is it just me or is making accounts down aswell bc my friend cant make his account it brings him back all the time and say this "please enter a username that contains A-Za-z0-9_ or a space" although his picked user name contains everything it says
By death_seeker_4_6_99 on Aug. 12th, 2012 03:25AM
i havn't been on happy wheels for ages and i came on to total-jerkface and saw the new cover photo thing? And there is a guy with a pogo stick!!!! i was really exited until... the game loaded but the screen stayed blue for a while, but like 'cry engine three' says, we can be patient! :) so good luck on fixing it and hope you find someone is not mongy that cant fix a computer! :p