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Hello!

As most of you are probably aware, we just recently completed our latest patreon milestone. As a part of our commitment to the community, the goal was to take full responsibility of our cloud infrastructure (patch delivery) as well as the addition of 3 new game servers. We are proud to announce the addition of not 3, but 34 new gameservers - which puts us at a total of 53. This number might fluctuate over time, by adding new servers if needed on sigma launch or by removing the redundant ones once/if they are not needed after peak time.

We are overwhelmed by the support and could not be more thankful. Median XL was featured in a lot of places ranging from small fan communities to news sites and major gaming portals. To all those who made an effort to spread the word about Median, thank you. Incredibly enough we are less than two weeks away from releasing our new engine that has been in the works for 6 years now. Both the development team and the beta testers have been working nonstop these lasts months and we hope to bring a great game to you.


New Cloud


There's upgrades to our current webserver! - after our previous provider losing our site on an upgrade. We are now taking precautions and improving our web infrastructure in case bad things happen. In addition to this, and as elaborated on our patreon goal, we are also hosting a different cloud server which will be responsible for hosting all the files required to play. So if anything bad happens, we'll have things on different nodes that are independent from each other - so you still get to play the next time our forums die. :)


New Game-Servers



- US EAST -
GS22: Atlanta, GA, USA
GS36: Atlanta, GA, USA
GS23: Chicago, IL, USA
GS27: New York, NY, USA
GS28: New York, NY, USA
GS38: Newark, NJ, USA
GS40: Newark, NJ, USA

- US WEST -
GS21: Los Angeles, CA, USA
GS29: San Jose, CA, USA
GS30: Seattle, WA, USA
GS34: Fremont, CA, USA
GS53: Silicon Valley, CA, USA

- US SOUTH -
GS24: Dallas, Texas, USA
GS33: Dallas, Texas, USA
GS39: Dallas, Texas, USA
GS51: Miami, Florida, USA
GS52: Miami, Florida, USA

- CANADA -
GS9: Toronto, Canada
GS41: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GS42: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GS43: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GS44: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

- EUROPE -
GS25: Frankfurt, Germany
GS26: Frankfurt, Germany
GS31: Frankfurt, Germany
GS47: Frankfurt, Germany
GS37: London, UK
GS46: London, UK
GS45: Amsterdam, NL
GS49: Paris, FR
GS50: Paris, FR

- ASIA -
GS32: Singapore
GS35: Tokyo, Japan

Check the full list here!
https://tsw.median-xl.com/info


Reasoning



A lot of people are looking at this and probably have a few questions, like why are so many locations repeated, why so many USA servers or what happened to South American server. So, let us answer all of those:

- Why are locations repeated?
For example, why are there 3 frankfurt servers, instead of one in Berlin. This is very simple and comes down to hosting availability. It simply comes down to the fact that most of the german web hosting is done in Frankfurt. Additionally, it's important to keep in mind that two game servers in the same location are not the same. We have different providers, which means that for example as someone in TX, there could be noticeable differences between GS24 and GS33. We encourage people to try the different servers and find the one where you get the least latency.

- Why are there so many USA servers?
Multiple people have wondered why more servers are being added here, instead of seeking for coverage and expansion in new zones, like Asia, South America, and Africa. We are looking to expand, but to locations that make sense (player-wise) and are viable (more in next point). That said, over 40% of our players are from the USA, and combined with canada, they account for over half of the playerbase, so it only makes sense that about half of the servers are located there. As a side note, we are looking to have better coverage of EU, with possible new locations such as France, Netherlands and most importantly northen/eastern EU since we have a lot of players there.

- Where is South America gs?
We have looked extensively to host a server in Brazil, and so far it's looking very grim. There's a handful of reasons why this is inconvenient:
a) Multiple providers offer fake servers that are in reality USA servers with foreign (in this case brazilian) IP.
b) They require you to be a citizen of that country, having to provide multiple tax information when signing up.
c) Servers are unstable and heavily outperformed by USA/EU servers in the majority of cases.
d) They cost no less than 10 times the amount of any other GS.

That said, even if we went the extra miles to somehow get a BR server up, chances are it will be outperformed by USA servers, even from SA. This is sad news, and we've looked into ANY hosting in South America and the problem appears to be present on the entire south continent. Our past experience with a SA/BR server was not good at all, I personally remember picking GS1 (germany) over BR server, while being located in Argentina. Afterwards it started presenting unexplainable downtimes and we had to take it out. As much as we want it, the conditions for a true SA-server don't appear to be there yet. We encourage all our SA players to try out the south USA servers and hopefully you can get a decent latency there.




Thanks to everyone for making this possible :)
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No swedish server CoolStoryBob
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Nice )))
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Wow, 3 servers in Germany and none in for example Sweden, Russia or Poland? Looks like voting was irrelevant :/
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Deathbringer wrote:Wow, 3 servers in Germany and none in for example Sweden, Russia or Poland? Looks like voting was irrelevant :/


How so? Winners were US East, Germany & BR, the first two got over 3 servers each, and we explained reasons for BR server not making any sense since even if we do all it takes to get one in Brazil, it would still be outperformed by US servers, even for locals. We also mentioned in the topic our intentions of covering more locations in EU.
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I want to see all those bad bois full on launch! Great job Marco, Whist, and everyone else, you're doing a great job getting everyone hyped and ready to go for the release. I personally took a week off work for it :bounce:
onanism
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As a brazilian, I actually feel ashamed of the shitty service we provide. Thanks for trying, anyways!
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enanoakd
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I was really looking forward to the Brazilian server. A shame! Have you tried in other countries like Chile or Argentina? :(
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enanoakd wrote:I was really looking forward to the Brazilian server. A shame! Have you tried in other countries like Chile or Argentina? :(


We will keep looking. Maybe one in Argentina since im a citizen here
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kissofaries
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The winner is actually SEA and East Asia :pop: