Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the 2nd complete start over of this site. This event seems to be an annual occurrence at Cheese-Water Games. This time, what’s at fault? A lightning storm nonetheless. We’re a self hosted site with only one wimpy server, and thanks to our breaker box, power was cut to the server without too much electrical damage to the machine itself (the network card ended up fried). However, as power was cut, the server just so happened to be in the middle of an automatic SQL upgrade so we ended up having a half-existing SQL database, and me, with my limited knowledge of administration of such, could not for the life of me figure out how to recover it. So here we are with a brand new machine waiting for something on it to become terminally ill in a year.
That being said, this new server is probably the best CWG has ever had, and I’m pleasantly surprised with its performance. So I would like to thank you for your patience as we slowly build this site from the ground up again. This has put a damper on “Electric” development as well. Beta 2 was just days away from release when the storm hit, so Electric had to be branched to prepare for BII release. Thankfully, a little bit of development has been made on the first and only Release Candidate build. So progress has still been made, but it’s been slowed. Still, we anticipate the full release of the game to be before the end of August. More details to come in the next post.