First of all, let me be clear, when I say “I quit” I mean that I’m no longer trying to run my channel as a business. I’ll more often post what I want when I want instead of trying to maintain consistency and follow what my audience wants (sorry).
There are many reasons behind this, all of which add to stress. I was getting to the point where I was in a constant state of distress caused by the schedule I’d dictated for myself that I wasn’t able to keep up with..
Brief server outage for security update @ 7am UTC March 7th
Got an email earlier tonight stating that the server my website is hosted on will be restarted to address those whole SPECTRE / … I forgot the other name.. you know, those recent major vulnerabilities in processors? The ones based on attacking cached data from speculative execution of code running outside of its permission levels…
I kinda want to do a write-up on those now cause it’s fascinating how they work.
So I’m looking to get back into StarMade, but as with any alpha-stage sandbox/construction type of game, changes to the game can break everything you’ve built and loved. It’s about time I stop worrying about this and learn to design for maintenance, in other words - make ships that are designed to have their core components swapped out or modified as needed for future updates, instead of trying to maximize what can be done with current game mechanics.