I believe it's a common requirement of MMOs that processing for a single shard or realm can be done over several servers to ease the load. I'm curious as to how this can be done whilst maintaining a ...
Based on Why is so hard to develop a MMO?: Networked game development is not trivial; there are large obstacles to overcome in not only latency, but cheat prevention, state management and load ...
Assume you have a game in which there are many (many many) entities serving some functions, not all of which are constantly needed or need to be considered in every frame. The concrete problem I am ...
A log of game events (as opposed to error / debug logs) for an entire cluster/shard is very useful for a commercial MMO that is in a live production environment, providing vital support for customer ...
I'm thinking of making a MMO server, and I've been looking at how other games structure their network. One of the things I've noticed is that there's always a Login server and then the game server(s). ...
Are there any resources and documentation on how current MMOs handle the action and movement data from the compression to the handling on the client? Any resources for movement prediction algorithms? ...