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This is a discussion on Server Release Date within the KO4life Private Server Area forums, part of the Private Servers category; First, I would like to explain you guys what's been going all this time we have been a bit quiet. ...
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    h4x0r Admin Devile's Avatar
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    First, I would like to explain you guys what's been going all this time we have been a bit quiet.

    About a couple months ago, a group of people from ko4life life, basically mods and admins, decided to put together a team to start a private ko server with the idea of bringing back the good old KO days. A different server from most of the current PK servers out there. A team was assembled, they hired a hosting and made the announcement.

    Obviously everyone was so excited about the idea that a lot of technical concerns and requirements where overlooked. Later on I was brought into this team and pointed out severe flaws in the project plan and started doing changes to solve this situation. The release dates where completely unreal, specially since there were a lot of things we didn't have, yet we put a lot of effort and managed to meet the Open Beta date.

    We have been working nonstop for weeks to finish this project ASAP, yet we hit a wall 4 weeks ago. As you all know, there's no way we can release the server without a Web Panel for user registration, PUS, ranking, etc. Most of the panels freely available have security issues which meant we had to either pick one and secure it or develop one from scratch. After a few weeks, the people appointed for this task, eventually were not able to do so because of life duties, lack of skills, etc. and we ended up back where we started and with even more pressure from the community to release the server.

    This development is not simple and it's a key factor to the success/failure of the server itself since an insecure panel could lead to injection of items, accounts hacking and ultimately, the ruin of the server. Since then, we've been looking for a skilled and trustworthy developer to take care of this task with no luck.

    So, after much though and even considering shutting down the project, we hired a company to take care of the panel. Obviously this represents a VERY high cost but we believe this is the best way to get a high quality and secure product and provide you guys with the type of service you expect from us. The development is taking care basically of the functionality of the panel, not the design. The design and all the fancy stuff will be taken care later, to not delay the release date any further.

    The release date will be March 27. This will provides us enough time for the development itself and all the testing we need to do to assure it's fully functional. If there's a chance we finish earlier, we will announce it, otherwise, this is the release date.

    I apologize for this huge delay and even make you wait more, but we consider it's better to wait a bit more and get good product than just pick any panel out there and get hacked after a week. Hope you realize the great effort we are putting together to finish what we started.

    I appreciate your support and hope you guys understand the reasons behind the past weeks silence. So, I will ask a bit more patience from all of you. I know is a lot to ask after all this time, but we have already invested a lot in this project and I can assure you we will finish it.

    Thanks a lot for spending a few minutes reading this.

    - Sandro "Devile" Jurado
    Head GM KO4life Server

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    This is amazing! Really think it is cool of you guys to hire someone else to do a job because you realized you could not handle such a task. Really shows your character. I for one am excited Great job and thanks for the explanations

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    Really cool to see you're this devoted to really finish this project. Even hiring a company. More waiting sucks ofc, but I'm sure it will be very well worth it in the end!

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    dam ill have only 4 days of holyday left =\

    but at least its something

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    "The release date will be March 27." mm what a asdad joke

    ps. how is PUS, clan rankings etc important? all we want is to register and play while you work on that crap
    Last edited by silentdj; 02-24-2010 at 09:53 PM.

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    dam i guess my clans out

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    its a good date for me since midterm coming up for me in the first two weeks of march. ill still be busy though.
    ty for the update/heads up, i have high hopes for this server
    Last edited by assassinofthemist; 02-24-2010 at 10:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentdj View Post
    "The release date will be March 27." mm what a asdad joke

    ps. how is PUS, clan rankings etc important? all we want is to register and play while you work on that crap
    From what my understanding is ( Devile did all the communication with the companies he looked at to code our panel ) it's pretty much the few core things, or everything. They would probably charge out the ass to implement all the side stuff at a later time, and as with all coding, adding it ourselves later could open up something completely new to be taken advantage of. Will need Devile to confirm everything but this was the best shot we had without all out cancelling the project, we are sorry this all took so long, we were rushed into a beta when we weren't 100% prepared but at least everything is set in stone now

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    hes paying to have the panel made??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythlost View Post
    hes paying to have the panel made??
    devetion homie at least that guarantees a fucking awesome secure panel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mythlost View Post
    hes paying to have the panel made??
    Indeed. We had originally planned to do it in-house, so to speak, but circumstances beyond our control pretty much killed that plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shurt View Post
    Indeed. We had originally planned to do it in-house, so to speak, but circumstances beyond our control pretty much killed that plan.
    how u guys gonna handle all the cost are premiun users will be a must? cuz from my point of view isnt fair for u guys to waste ur own money giving us a badass secure KO while u just loosing money .-.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluez View Post
    how u guys gonna handle all the cost are premiun users will be a must? cuz from my point of view isnt fair for u guys to waste ur own money giving us a badass secure KO while u just loosing money .-.

    Premium will not be a requirement, that's one of the main reasons this server was made.

    Any expenses going towards this, are either out of pocket from the developers, because they really do want this to succeed.

    I am sure tho, if any money remains in the paypal from people donating to ko4life for vip/donator status, it has gone to this as well.

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    God bless you for this info. I hope sever will be extra save, good luck with finish this project.

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    thanks for the info =)
    thumbs up for the dev + team.
    i'd say if this private server appears to be a succes, in that case im 100% positive to make a donation ^^ perhaps even monthly due to the fact that normally u would lose that money to k2 <.<

    ko4life> k2

    obivous d0h

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