To cut down lag theoretically ten fold on the poker, it won't tell you what hand you have until the end of the game (when you win or lose). This is different compared to most online poker games but much more realistic. The computer only does the thinking for you at the end of the game now. Also all other poker errors seem to have cleared up over the past week. So unless this new lag fix causes any new errors, its all good!
Many of you may have noticed days, casino tokens etc. going up at weird times. (some of you mistook these weird times for them not going up at all). Them going off at the wrong time was simply testing for some of the minor errors with the crons (casino tokens not being delivered, streak not resetting and a few others). I believe I stumbled over a fix for them an hour ago so they should be running fine tonight and every other night.... I hope.
Company pay will be re-introduced if everything works out well tonight.
Moron. Lag bottlenecks are memory, network and database. Processor is not one of them. Processing the hand is not a significant hit unless the code is horrible.
That said, I love the change, less newbs able to win.
Your problem with lag is simple.
You use database to store the chat history of a table for it's entire lifespan.
You use memory to manipulate that database every page load.
You use network to send all that memory EVERY page load.
The chat box? It displays the last x lines, usually account for two hands.
The actual history of the chat, printed in the source of the html for EVERY page load? It covers the ENTIRE life of the table for the last 10+ HOURS, usually from the time the table was founded.
Every hand. Every winner. Every fold, leave and join. Every chat. For the entire life of the table. Sent down that network EVERY page load to EVERY player. The pages load, at the slowest, every 12 seconds.
I fail to see how not seeing the hand is such a huge deal. I only learned how to play poker like a week ago, and I already know which cards make what hands. If you can't remember, get a cheat sheet that shows which hands are which.
Actually as a poker player who knows litle about the game, and doesn't actualy know what is bigger than what, knowing my actual high hand was a great help, if it would come back I would apreciate it, cause i was actualy enjoying the game and fun it brougth
Edited by: Iverson_kid on 17/06/07 at 5:19:02 PM
If you don't even know that then you really shouldn't be playing at all.
Hey, Zaphod, you scrotum, let the guy learn how to play poker in peace without being given a hard time about it.