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 LWPeterson on Aug. 12th, 2012 06:53AM
Everyone, messages are broken in case if you didn't notice. That's why it says () instead of (0).
By Mik5u on Aug. 12th, 2012 07:33AM
Jim, never give up :]
By crazycam123 on Aug. 12th, 2012 09:25AM
Dont worry Jim, you're doing a fantastic job and nearly everyone appreciates the tremendous amount of effort. I was first shown this game about a year ago, regularly playing it, and I've loved it everytime another update cropped up for the game. we all hope this problem gets a solution fast, both for our enjoyment of the game and your sanity but, if it's any consolation, the only trouble I've had recently with the game is that certain levels would sometimes not load and then the game would sort itself out afterwards.
Keep up the great work and remember that getting this far is already a massive achievment!
By treehugger47 on Aug. 12th, 2012 1:04PM
this is bad for u...... for the past few mounths happy wheels hasent ben working at all for me and the guy in the upper right corner isint there and happy wheels only loads 1/4 of the way
By bearbeastv on Aug. 12th, 2012 1:47PM
whatever you have been doing in the past few weeks seems to have been working ive been getting less and less errors!
By BI0Hazzard13321 on Aug. 12th, 2012 3:54PM
My names Harry and I've worked on lots of programming in the past and I'll be happy to help you on this one,
Contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S: Ive got a VPS up and running at the moment too :L
By StrayPup on Aug. 12th, 2012 4:30PM
Don't stress out so much!
Some people may be complaining up the ass, but I am very thankful that you have this game for us at all. I mean heck, you could charge us for it, but you are kind enough not to.
Thank you for putting so much into this and I love happywheels!
By Nerp on Aug. 12th, 2012 5:00PM
PLEASE Try to make this game better for slow computers... I just made a level that took me like an hour to complete and it didn't even f*cking save. DAMMIT
By dragonlolz on Aug. 12th, 2012 6:35PM
if you need an extra host you can rely on me, my pc is 24/7 on so
By BrokenPS2 on Aug. 12th, 2012 7:01PM
[b]Hello, we all know happy wheels is the best blood and guts game ever. I feel bad for you, sometimes, when i save replays, rate, or use the user level browser the loading level/saving replay/rating loading messages appears infinately, you sould have a feature, where if that's up for more than 30 seconds it says "timed out, please try again. (thank BrokenPS2 it things never "forever load" anymore.) please do so, and please be lucky with improving the site. [b][b][b][b]AND NO HEADACHE PUPPY!!! HE'S ANNOYING WHEN I NEED TO REFRESH, HE BLOCKED ME FOR A FULL 30 MINUTES ONE DAY!![/b]![/b][/b][/b][/b]
By Wil2 on Aug. 12th, 2012 8:28PM
Jim, we won't mind if you take time to learn how to setup servers to get them to work.
By SarcasticNinja on Aug. 12th, 2012 8:35PM
Dont worry. I'll still play happy wheels for a long, long time.
By Hahaitsdeath on Aug. 13th, 2012 4:23PM
I have trouble having other tabs open with Happy Wheels on.. It frustrates me so I can't listen to youtube :/
By mojoe66 on Aug. 13th, 2012 5:29PM
work on sencoring passwords
By Ranieddo on Aug. 13th, 2012 6:01PM
Don't be so hard on yourself! Take a deep breath and calm down and do what you do best :) all in all you created this game which we hold and cherish so deeply :) HANG IN THERE M8! :D
By Super Mudcrab on Aug. 13th, 2012 7:49PM
when he said ARG I thought he was gonna say something about Applebee's Reply Guy lol
By notaschwulboy on Aug. 13th, 2012 9:20PM
IT'S OKAY JIM WE STILL LOVE YOU
By thomas zane on Aug. 13th, 2012 10:56PM
its ok even though im having the problems with rting and stuff i still love happy wheels!
By kingc45 on Aug. 14th, 2012 12:10AM
I Fuckin Love Happy Wheels But Lately The Game Have Been Moving Slow And It Skips So It Make It Hart To Play But It's Okay Jim I Can Wait Till You Fix The Problems Good Luck :}
By Cherrs on Aug. 14th, 2012 12:35AM
bad news LoL
By blakbust on Aug. 14th, 2012 02:32AM
Whats up with all the screw ups?
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 14th, 2012 03:05AM
READ THE FUCKING POST YOU IMBECILE
By EXTREMEwheels on Aug. 14th, 2012 05:55AM
Will it soon be up again as it wont let me play levels???:) you are doing a great job though i admire that:)
By Crazyeyes4life on Aug. 14th, 2012 05:59AM
I will wait as long as you need
i only dont want the site down forever
So i wish you luck
Thats all i can do i am no technical kinda person
Fix as long as you need to, we will wait!
By Mark utd01 on Aug. 14th, 2012 07:43AM
Its actually the best game on the internet and everybody stop moaning its not his fault that the game needs fixed a bit.
By Boyay22 on Aug. 14th, 2012 09:45AM
Dont worry jim we are patient.
By plee on Aug. 14th, 2012 10:16AM
Thanks for fixing that huge problem, but can you at least tell us what the new person is named?
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 14th, 2012 10:48AM
Uh...what new person? when did he mention a new person?
By Killer Cheese on Aug. 14th, 2012 12:36PM
I must say something:
That is all.
By PCfan913 on Aug. 14th, 2012 1:00PM
I've been getting IE 500 errors left and right. Probably due to a server traffic overload. I would suggest finding a better allocation system for your traffic. I'm sure you'll find a way. Good luck!
By josh1237 on Aug. 14th, 2012 2:04PM
its ok jim youll get it fixed soon.
also, is it possible to be able to change your password??? it would be really helpful...
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 14th, 2012 2:18PM
Yea it's possible, I think, click "forgot password" or whatever the young people are calling it these days
By rowe2151 on Aug. 14th, 2012 9:46PM
My name is jake and i can help with those things for free.Msg me if you think about it.My skype is creeper2151.
By scaithe on Aug. 14th, 2012 11:07PM
When the page loads, I click the happy wheels button, and it plays an advertisement. after i click 'play', It just is a light blue screen. no sound, just a blue screen
By sethrikbeasty1 on Aug. 15th, 2012 02:36AM
hey i can fix it just make me an admin im a pro at this stuff i helped the people with adventure quest worlds and all im a admin on like 12 webs right now my first game i helped with was deadfrontier im the best help so if you decide to have me help just messege me jim seeya
By Northkai on Aug. 15th, 2012 03:35AM
good luck jim!
By kirbypwnage on Aug. 15th, 2012 05:33AM
Take the time you need, JIm. We'll wait patiently, take the time you need. ;)
By Killer Cheese on Aug. 15th, 2012 06:40AM
I like how so many noobs actually think they can help.
By sethrikbeasty1 on Aug. 15th, 2012 4:07PM
umm killer cheese 1 im not a noob i participated on this website for so long so i think your the noob please dont talk Crap i seriously did help adventure quest worlds and deadfrontier so please dont talk crap to other you dont know if they can acually help we can always try to help
and im the perfect 1 for the job so Cut The Crap bro.
By Bert on Aug. 15th, 2012 5:51PM
@sethrikbeasty1, just so you, if people were handling something as delicate as a server, they'd have to use correct grammar in order to not mess anything up. Now, uh, let's stop arguing... If that's ok with everyone?
By RandomP3rson on Aug. 15th, 2012 10:36PM
Lately it doesn't load the game up for me
By abrham2 on Aug. 16th, 2012 12:06AM
ill be good to help but i cannot leave my house because i am 10 but i know alot about science if it wouldnt be for me to reply this i actually fixed my computer a computer fixer told me he couldnt fix it so i went into the control panel jim if you need my help tell me ill reply to you with the awnser we love you jim (not to be gay)
and good luck happy holidays if you read this in a holiday happy holiday also if you read this again in your birthday happy birthdat jim we'd love to help!
By Bert on Aug. 16th, 2012 12:30AM
Science has nothing to do with servers, and Control Panel is easy to use.
By Smokey1 on Aug. 16th, 2012 02:27AM
OMFG THIS GAME IS SO[b][/b] FUCKING FUN KEEP UP THE WORK i PLZ
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 16th, 2012 05:42AM
He's 10 and he's a scientist, he also knows how to fix computers...something's not right here...
By tictok33 on Aug. 16th, 2012 08:45AM
JIM your freaking amazing generous guy don't give keep on trucking dude if you get knocked down come up swinging fight this amazing game with all you got woot Jim games amazing keep it up you are doing great :o
By jonnyjets on Aug. 16th, 2012 11:43AM
jim your so freaking awsowme ireally dont care
By robhead 619 on Aug. 16th, 2012 12:29PM
Dont worry Jim we will give you all the time we need we wont kill you in an instant!!!