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Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« on: October 07, 2015, 06:14:36 pm »
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Okay, so MF has stated that once Apple approves the Tablet version, they are shutting down Goko, and this may very likely happen this month.

There are two main problems with this.

The first problem is that all games are ranked and there is no way to determine player order. So, this means, to get the right 1st person pairing, people would have to concede ranked games.

The second main issue is that there is a memory leak problem with the current MF implementation, and they aren't sure what is causing it. For me, this causes my computer to crash after 3 games. On MF's forums other players are reporting their computers overheating.

So, my question is with these two main issues, what is the plan if Goko shuts down?
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 06:26:50 pm »
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The first one is no issue, just alternate resigning and get over it if someone comes out with a few free rating points. One game is not doing anything to anyone's rating that isn't effectively washed out after 10 more games.

Can't do anything about the other but hope they fix it.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 06:47:37 pm »
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This makes me really depressed :(

I'm seriously going to consider to quit playing competitive dominion when this happens.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2015, 07:04:58 pm »
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Did anyone expect two years ago that one day we would meet Goko's demise with the same depression and despair as with which we met the end of iso?
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2015, 07:26:04 pm »
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I may have to drop out of the tournament if I cannot use the mobile app. I think Goko shutting down will pose a problem for most of us.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 10:04:32 pm »
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Did anyone expect two years ago that one day we would meet Goko's demise with the same depression and despair as with which we met the end of iso?

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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2015, 10:22:27 pm »
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Okay, so MF has stated that once Apple approves the Tablet version, they are shutting down Goko, and this may very likely happen this month.

Source, please? I haven't been able to find this.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2015, 08:48:25 am »
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Okay, so MF has stated that once Apple approves the Tablet version, they are shutting down Goko, and this may very likely happen this month.

Source, please? I haven't been able to find this.

That's weird. I know I read somewhere that once the tablet version was ready they would shut the site down. I remember this because someone asked them a question, and they said they were shutting down Goko so they could spend all of their time and resources on MF Dominion. 

Anyway, I posed the question in there forums again for clarification.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 10:29:30 am »
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This makes me really depressed :(

I'm seriously going to consider to quit playing competitive dominion when this happens.
Did anyone expect two years ago that one day we would meet Goko's demise with the same depression and despair as with which we met the end of iso?

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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2015, 10:38:37 am »
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That's weird. I know I read somewhere that once the tablet version was ready they would shut the site down. I remember this because someone asked them a question, and they said they were shutting down Goko so they could spend all of their time and resources on MF Dominion. 

Anyway, I posed the question in there forums again for clarification.

Do you mean this post? In fact, he's not saying they're gonna shut down Goko once the tablet version is ready to use.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2015, 07:54:37 pm »
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That's weird. I know I read somewhere that once the tablet version was ready they would shut the site down. I remember this because someone asked them a question, and they said they were shutting down Goko so they could spend all of their time and resources on MF Dominion. 

Anyway, I posed the question in there forums again for clarification.

Do you mean this post? In fact, he's not saying they're gonna shut down Goko once the tablet version is ready to use.

I have no idea anymore. I think I'm going crazy and losing my mind
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2015, 08:01:43 pm »
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That's one of the known side-effects of trying out the new client.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2015, 05:01:52 am »
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Looks like I was right. Tomorrow is the last day.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2015, 06:02:25 am »
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According to MF, the new version should now be playable for the league standards, right?
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 07:58:14 am »
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Looks like I was right. Tomorrow is the last day.

What I really want to post is one of those absurdly large, over-dramatic, crying "stickers" from facebook, but this will have to do: :'(

They aren't even waiting for the Apple version to be approved. This is sad.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2015, 07:59:53 am »
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Looks like I was right. Tomorrow is the last day.


They aren't even waiting for the Apple version to be approved.
Looks like my short career of competitive Dominion League play is over.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2015, 08:02:09 am »
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2015, 08:32:53 am »
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2015, 08:50:03 am »
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Well, it's a shame that there won't be a way to play on all the intended devices for a short while, but to me, the PC client with SCSN's patch is definitely playable (I just wish there was a way to not get into #vpoff games). Since MF is removing the animations too, it might not even need a patch to be playable. I think it's good news that they can focus on developing the new client more with Goko gone.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2015, 03:28:49 pm »
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Well, it's a shame that there won't be a way to play on all the intended devices for a short while, but to me, the PC client with SCSN's patch is definitely playable (I just wish there was a way to not get into #vpoff games). Since MF is removing the animations too, it might not even need a patch to be playable. I think it's good news that they can focus on developing the new client more with Goko gone.

What I want to know is how keeping Goko running interfered with them working on the MF version? I mean, was it really a lot of work to reboot the thing twice a week?
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2015, 04:06:53 pm »
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What I want to know is how keeping Goko running interfered with them working on the MF version? I mean, was it really a lot of work to reboot the thing twice a week?

While I at this point have very little faith left in MF, you can construct a very plausible scenario where Goko was so terrible it truly did drain all their resources keeping it kinda-sorta working horribly.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2015, 04:33:27 pm »
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They said that keeping it running costs them thousands of dollars per month. I guess those endless transmissions of high-res Silver images add up.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2015, 04:33:42 pm »
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Well, it's a shame that there won't be a way to play on all the intended devices for a short while, but to me, the PC client with SCSN's patch is definitely playable (I just wish there was a way to not get into #vpoff games). Since MF is removing the animations too, it might not even need a patch to be playable. I think it's good news that they can focus on developing the new client more with Goko gone.

What I want to know is how keeping Goko running interfered with them working on the MF version? I mean, was it really a lot of work to reboot the thing twice a week?

It costs thousands of dollars a month to keep those servers running, and even really good clowns don't make much busking.
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2015, 04:40:18 pm »
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They said that keeping it running costs them thousands of dollars per month. I guess those endless transmissions of high-res Silver images add up.

Damn. There was no way then they were pulling in any sort of profit
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Re: Goko May Shut Down This Month! What Will We Do?
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2015, 01:59:14 pm »
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They said that keeping it running costs them thousands of dollars per month. I guess those endless transmissions of high-res Silver images add up.

Damn. There was no way then they were pulling in any sort of profit

Their business model doesn't really make it possible to pull in any sort of profit. All the money had already come in, and been given to Goko. I assume that in some way or another MF got some of that money from Goko, but still, there's no reason to think that they would ever get enough money each month to pay for the server costs. Same goes for the new version too, though I'd imagine the server costs are much less?
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