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 WhatUgawkinAt on Aug. 16th, 2012 4:09PM
Us users who enjoy the site and gameplay will be patient. That is what makes users happy, knowing the developers/admins and everyone involved care and are at least trying to help. By keeping us happy, you will benefit in the long run, no matter what.
By batpio on Aug. 16th, 2012 4:16PM
thongs are going to be better im a fan from argentina
By ms63129 on Aug. 16th, 2012 8:59PM
WTF, what's up with all of the multiple comments? If its not a glitch, comments may take some time to show up (also read what he said about a new character).
By Bert on Aug. 16th, 2012 10:41PM
It\\'s an issue that\\'s been around since the new server upgrade. Impatient users keep clicking \\'Reply\\' over and over, so it posts it a lot. I remove all of them if they\\'re spam, and if it\\'s not spam, I delete all but one.
Users we able to do this back in 2010, but then Jim made it so you could only post whenever someone else posted to reduce spam.
By ninny on Aug. 17th, 2012 04:19AM
By ProGeordiez on Aug. 17th, 2012 05:06AM
My only problem is when i log in and go to look at my levels in the game it says im not logged in :(
But we have paitence Hang in there you can do it
By 99cent on Aug. 17th, 2012 07:22AM
I LOVE HAPPY WHEELS -.-
By termanatore 2 on Aug. 17th, 2012 08:13AM
its ok :) u can do it (not in that way) but like i said u can do. try this use patience it should work! O:)
By MYMOM234 on Aug. 17th, 2012 3:07PM
I can somehow vote multiple times. Not sure if its a glitch or im a mod.
By MYMOM234 on Aug. 17th, 2012 3:07PM
i can vote UNLIMITED TIMES. yay.
By Exionous on Aug. 17th, 2012 4:59PM
Hell, whatever is going on in that system psycoticness (<---- not a word) is keeping me out of doing anything. I'd offer to help myself, knowing some things about coding and programming, but obviously I wouldn't be of much use. Hopefully it'll get up and running correctly soon.
By Artist Smeargle on Aug. 17th, 2012 5:17PM
bert don't delete this comment
By Bedagat on Aug. 17th, 2012 6:25PM
I'm glad to see you're at least working on it. When I start, I can usually play one level just fine. But when I try to play a second level after selecting a character, the screen stays blue. Hope you fix it, thanks for making an awesome game!
By Mattikuss on Aug. 17th, 2012 6:55PM
why not try a downloadable version... it will help for the people who dont have good or decent computers.... and to the problems... mostly searches not loading and blue screens but as long as your working your hardest, i can wait untill it gets fixed.... keep up the good work
By ACHIEVERjunior on Aug. 17th, 2012 7:06PM
EVERYBODY SHUTUP AND DANCE
By jerkface299 on Aug. 17th, 2012 7:12PM
yeah i see what u mean when u say its not working right my computer keeps freezing when i play this
By LWPeterson on Aug. 17th, 2012 8:25PM
Their should be a way to flag comments. I also think their should be a backup site made with webs.com that has a working forum, poll, PM system that is always working that we can use. Just an idea I came up with.
By NoodleBoxer on Aug. 17th, 2012 9:28PM
My problem is that the games i want to play aren't loading, my internet is fine.
By Monkey atk on Aug. 17th, 2012 9:48PM
Ok come on now I cant play. Every time I start a game it freezes.
By rhicks94 on Aug. 17th, 2012 10:10PM
I think this is the best free game online right now, and so what if the site has a few bugs? The true fans will stick around and not complain. Keep doing what you're doing man, you've done great so far. Things can only get better!
By dubstep boy on Aug. 17th, 2012 11:04PM
to all people i would like to complain about the gam happy wheels. latly i have been fustrated because the game will never load
HAPPY WHEELS FTW
By Axatoris on Aug. 17th, 2012 11:12PM
I currently make my own games, write scripts and make mods so if you need help with some basic stuff I'll certainly help. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I don't want to be paid anyway.
By bilalz35 on Aug. 18th, 2012 01:29AM
i get a bleu screen while loading a map,can someone tell me why?
By LilSchreck8799 on Aug. 18th, 2012 01:52AM
I understand, and like playing this game...but I hate when levels don't load.
By calvinpayumo on Aug. 18th, 2012 04:02AM
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By R2D27726 on Aug. 18th, 2012 05:16AM
im not leaving until the sites LAGS too much for me to rage for like 10 days
By KawaiiSlendy on Aug. 18th, 2012 05:46AM
Mine loads pretty normally but it gives me things to download which i say no to but now levels don't seem to load :( i don't really know whats wrong maybe just my bad internet connection
By D J A Y on Aug. 18th, 2012 06:20AM
Fnck that i just want new hazards
By Rookkstarsluvme on Aug. 18th, 2012 07:35AM
Agh ikr i cant even play here anymore but i understand... it isnt really easy running the best website in da wooorld [img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4gjljc8gM1rn95k2o1_500.gif[/img]
By bloodhobbit on Aug. 18th, 2012 08:01AM
By ninny on Aug. 18th, 2012 08:05AM
By kurtafurd on Aug. 18th, 2012 09:02AM
Jim, you made the best game in the world! Good luck on fixin it. ;)
By LWPeterson on Aug. 18th, 2012 09:29AM
By DomTheConqueror on Aug. 18th, 2012 10:31AM
I've only had problems saving and uploading replays and rating levels. It's always been that way and can be pretty irritating. I once had this really great pogo replay, but it didn't let me save it, so that kinda got to me. Anyways, good luck with your work and may i give an example of a new character:the bat-pod! if you dont know what it is,it's the motorcycle pod thing from the dark knight and the dark knight rises. it could be the only vehicle to turn around, and could have batman as a character. like i said, take your time and good luck!
By Disabled Hippi on Aug. 18th, 2012 10:43AM
I found it harder to place stuff because the
mouse wheel zoom thing no longer functions
and it says i'm not sigh=ned in when i am hope you can fix this
By dontfuckwithme on Aug. 18th, 2012 10:48AM
MAN YOU HAVE MADE THE BEST GAME IN THE WORLD, EVEN BETTER THAN GTA5 WILL EVER BE, BTW I CANT LOG IN GOOD, AND IT DOESNT SEND ME MY PASSWORD but anyway, killer game man. no pressure
By popcornfart on Aug. 18th, 2012 12:01PM
I don't have that many problems... I usually get past the error that I can't play the game I want to play and then its sometimes my computer that won't let me rate any levels unless that is actually a problem but I don't really care about problems on the game It's still fun even without being able to play some games because some games are stupid scams
By Artist Smeargle on Aug. 18th, 2012 3:23PM
EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! Doo, doo doo, doo doodoo, doo, doo...
By ms63129 on Aug. 18th, 2012 3:46PM
@KawaiiSlendy, Many people who have problems playing Happy Wheels blame their internet connection, but in most cases it is the web site; I am also having the same "levels don't load" problem (just shows a blue screen, even when I let it sit for 10 minutes it didn't load, something like 1 in 10 tries is successful); this started in the past day or so (no problems with any other sites).
By Tuckstaaar on Aug. 18th, 2012 3:56PM
games wont load replays wont save and always says im not signed in when i am!
By SomeOF on Aug. 18th, 2012 3:59PM
now I can't even play the levels Jim.. not complaining, I just wonder what is happening..
By thest0rmyblu on Aug. 18th, 2012 5:38PM
Jim was reanimated
By Smickhead on Aug. 18th, 2012 6:14PM
Just take your time, don't get under too much pressure, it's the worst thing for you.
By ES1001 on Aug. 18th, 2012 6:38PM
i cant play a single level. it keeps freezing the site. cmon i want to play some hw!
By jmc5655 on Aug. 18th, 2012 7:07PM
Some levels won't load! (Sad Face)
By santiagochi on Aug. 18th, 2012 7:34PM
Man... i cant hold on without playing HW
I Goin 2 get craizy
PD: Good look
By qwerty23 that is on Aug. 18th, 2012 11:19PM
I hate it, Since it wont load any Happy wheels games, And I have a fast as hell pc I have never expirenced this problem, Please fix it
By justbuildingtoo on Aug. 19th, 2012 12:26AM
i like sharky can any show me how to do sharky? :P
By WalkingDeath121 on Aug. 19th, 2012 12:45AM
Tell me what ya need. Animations? Scripts? Or I think it was something about the hosting. I have a reasonable understanding of internet-hosting.
I may be able give a little help. Give me the error, and consider it terminated. :D