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    willie got a reaction from Aria_Sonata in Worlds largest zone - Wagga Wagga Australia   
    Great work with wagga
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    willie reacted to monk in Removing the Refresh Confirmation   
    When a small child i was at a camp. The camp gave out beads for achievements. A confused child started stealing the beads from others because the more you had the better you must be. Then he found a bag FULL of beads and just started loading them on. Look at me with all these beads! I am the coolest! Victory!
    Unless that child grew up to be a lawyer, politician, salesman or actor they would eventually understand what true value is. Extra beads had no value and could only provide the illusion of success. How many people will that child lie to? How long will he lie to himself?
    Putting beads on faster doesn't change the fact they have no value.
    The game appears to have moved away from the 3 faction system and into a 2 faction system: Honorable and dishonorable. Be warned: if you choose honorable you will be on the smallest team, BUT every thing you achieve will be more than just an illusion. If you choose dishonorable you will get the scope software re-written so you can cube faster (as in above topic) and get all manor of special treatment.
    Such is the way of qonqr.
    So long as there are those who fight with honor I will pledge my missiles to that cause. And to those of you with no honor: we already have a world like that where you can thrive. Go back to that world so that maybe we can make qonqr a beautiful and better world.
    People don't allow yourselves to be led by false prophets / profits! Let's prove to the world that humans CAN make something pure and good and of true value. A place where at the end of the day you can truly bask in the success of your campaigns and not simply look at a paypal receipt as proof of victory!
    As swarm I am sworn to protect qonqr. Not just its bots, but its honor as well.
    As a legion op: guard against your desire to save humanity from twisting humanity into something not worth saving.
    As a faceless op: do not let your intelligence and wit feed corruption, but fuel true tactical victories!
    As a qonqr player I implore you, do not let this world fall into decay. Bring honor to your factions! Fight the criminals of Qonqr! Don't let the few corrupt the many! Do not praise dishonor, but instead openly speak out against it especially if its your own faction! The worse these conditions get; the fewer players there will be. We can't let that happen!
    Can honorable ever over come dishonorable or are these just musings of an old man dreaming old dreams? Tune in for the next exciting episode of: "Cubes of our Lives"
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    willie got a reaction from Cthulhuchrist in I'm thinking of switching...   
    Lies! I refuse to believe you use mustache wax.
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    willie reacted to Cthulhuchrist in I'm thinking of switching...   
    ...mustache waxes. Can anyone here recommend a good one that's easy to work with and has a strong hold?
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    willie got a reaction from Kumgern in Happy Birthday QONQR   
    Congratulations Qonqr
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    willie got a reaction from goldwalker in Winning Atlantis   
    I deployed into Atlantis not looking for reward but to be able to play with/against qonqrers from around the world. I personally don't care if we get rewarded for the battle of Atlantis. I do however believe that the battle for Atlantis goes for too long for how frequent it is, a 15 day battle every month is too much for alot of people and I believe it should be shortened to a 7 day battle (2 days to prepare/build and 5 days of open warfare) or have a month long battle bi-annually or quarterly
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    willie got a reaction from Desideratus in atlantis   
    Great win faceless. It would be good to see faceless bring it every month like that.
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    willie got a reaction from Desideratus in atlantis   
    Great win faceless. It would be good to see faceless bring it every month like that.
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    willie got a reaction from Desideratus in atlantis   
    Great win faceless. It would be good to see faceless bring it every month like that.
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    willie got a reaction from lordkikuta in Who Gets Notified When Zone is Captured   
    Its whoever captured the zone and anyone who has a base in the zone
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    willie got a reaction from goldwalker in Winning Atlantis   
    I deployed into Atlantis not looking for reward but to be able to play with/against qonqrers from around the world. I personally don't care if we get rewarded for the battle of Atlantis. I do however believe that the battle for Atlantis goes for too long for how frequent it is, a 15 day battle every month is too much for alot of people and I believe it should be shortened to a 7 day battle (2 days to prepare/build and 5 days of open warfare) or have a month long battle bi-annually or quarterly
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    willie reacted to ArcSyn in Announcing QONQR Blue   
    The mockup looks great! I'm looking forward to the new release.
    Let me know if you need any Android testing.
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    willie reacted to Silver in Recent QONQR Slow-downs   
    We always try to be open with our players about issues that come up. In that spirit, I'd like to discuss the past 6 weeks of server troubles we have encountered.
    Problem:
    On Oct 1 we experienced 3 hours of downtime as a result of a billing error by Microsoft (our cloud hosting provider). They miscalculated our billing by $25,000 (a system glitch) which exceeded the "emergency stop" limit I had set. As a result our servers were removed to halt billing. The emergency rebuild we did in the middle of the night, subsequently resulted in a configuration issue that broke Atlantis for several hours.
    Solution: We have removed all billing spending limits. Microsoft recognized the issue was their fault and has assigned a dedicated cloud architect to work with us going forward on any concerns and assistance we need. This is a huge benefit we now have.
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    Problem:
    Over the past month, one of our servers appears to be randomly spiking to 99% CPU (normally 25%) and stays there. I believe we have now seen this 5-6 times (including today 11-13) This results in most of the requests which hit this server to timeout. Users see some of the game work and some not work, depending on which server they hit.
    Solution: We have been unable to determine root cause on this issue yet, and have been rebooting the server when the issue occurs. We will be decommissioning this server soon and creating a new server. We will start a major initiative to add instrumentation to all our code so we can either pinpoint the code that is getting stuck, or verify definitively that the server is not stuck in our code. Unfortunately this is a major effort that will be undertaken as part of a larger development task and may take many weeks to complete.
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    Problem:
    Last night (Nov 12) the site began responding slowly with most people experience failed connections to the server. We finally pinpointed the issue to an exceptionally high lag in one of our storage services. Azure storage usually takes only 10-50 milliseconds to perform an insert and we were seeing delays as long as 30 seconds.
    Solution:
    This problem fixed itself just as we were about to abandon our existing storage account and create a new one. A friend noticed our problem on Twitter, had the same issue and sent us the fix of moving to a new account. Microsoft support confirmed this was a cloud issue and escalated the incident, however the problem self-corrected before anyone could take action. Azure has built-in detection and "self-healing" properties and most likely it automatically moved our bad storage to a new server.
    Choosing to invest your time and money in a game isn’t just about fun, but having confidence that the game is reliable. As frustrating as it is for you, we are more frustrated. Please know that we are working hard to build more early detection systems into the game, instrumenting as much as possible to pin point problems early, and pushing on Microsoft when issues occur. Microsoft has been a fantastic partner for us and has been amazingly supportive and responsive to the recent issues. The past month has been very unusual and I’m confident issues like this will decline. We sincerely apologize for the challenges this presents to our games and are committed to making improvements.
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    willie reacted to Soupist in Recent QONQR Slow-downs   
    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I appreciate the hard work trying to keep things running.
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    willie reacted to dings90 in Hello   
    Just getting there would cost so much Willie, I would be cube poor for that trip, I'm sure
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    willie got a reaction from dings90 in Hello   
    Especially if you come to Sydney dings
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    willie reacted to dings90 in Hello   
    I have always wanted to visit down under, it's just such an expensive trip.
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    willie reacted to dings90 in Hello   
    It seems as though the forums have slowed down, just thought I would put out a friendly hello and Qonqr on post!
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    willie got a reaction from Vile in Milestones   
    Wow vile that's alot of dead nanos. Congratulations
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    willie got a reaction from Crackerman in Sore Losing?   
    That means you do care, even if it's just a little
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    willie got a reaction from Desideratus in Sore Losing?   
    Don't be upset, its only a game
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    willie reacted to Makeric in Props to East Coast Legion   
    I just ordered 100 Legion beer drinking hats for the bus ride. LETS ROLL!!

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