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How do online games handle frequent updates?

When I worked on MMORPGs main issue for such engines was RAM for database handling. All stuff is in database and it's just changes of database values upon actions on client. Then depending on game ...
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How do online games handle frequent updates?

When i was working on a MMORPG (2006-2011ish), we loaded character data from MySQL on login, and held all updates in RAM, until character logout/avatar death, upon which the MySQL database was updated ...
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How do online games handle frequent updates?

Firstly, as a comment points out, a properly configured database can be pretty fast, especially in 2022. But MMOs have been around for thirty years, so it's worth looking at the techniques rather than ...
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How do online games handle frequent updates?

While web applications tend to store everything in the database immediately, games work a bit differently. Any information pertaining to the players currently in the game is stored in the RAM of the ...
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