Star Pirates RPG – 1 Year Anniversary

We are fast approaching the official one-year anniversary of Star Pirates on April 25th, 2009. When we opened on April 19, it was in the beta mode with selected players from Baneworld. So there are players who’ve been playing longer than Star Pirates has been open (at least officially). Wow – what a year. THANKS TO YOU! We’ll probably celebrate …

Growing!

We’re proud to announce two major milestones in the growth of our games occurring on the same day.  Thursday, March 5, 2009. Spy Battle: 2165 surpassed the 10,000 player mark! Star Pirates surpassed the 30,000 player mark! To celebrate, all players online over the past week have been given the following bonus: 2 days of Special Agent status in Spy …

Armadas

Armadas have been released in Star Pirates!

Spies Located to New Home

Snakehead Games is proud to announce that we have succesfully moved Spy Battle to a bigger, faster server. The move was estimated to take 1 hour (where Spy Battle would be down) but was completed in only 1/2 hour. A flurry of sunspot activity (join the game if you don’t know what a sunspot is ) followed. P.S. DejaVu anyone?

Spy Battle Server Move

Spy Battle: 2165 will be moving servers on Wednesday, February 25 at 1 pm EST. At that time, Spy Battle: 2165 will go offline and the final data synch will occur. At approximately 2 pm EST Spy Battle: 2165 should come back online on the new server. If things go perfectly, we will resume operation possibly as early as 1:30 …

Star Pirates Find New Home

Snakehead Games is proud to announce that we have succesfully moved Star Pirates to a bigger, faster server. The move was estimated to take 1 hour (where Star Pirates would be down) but was completed in only 1/2 hour. A flurry of sunspot activity (join the game if you don’t know what a sunspot is 🙂 ) followed.

Star Pirates Server Move Today

Star Pirates will be moving servers on Monday, February 23 at 2 pm EST. At that time, StarPirates will go offline and the final data synch will occur. At approximately 3 pm EST Star Pirates should come back online on the new server. What Will I See: for a few days after the move you will sometimes see the ‘starpirates.net’ …

New Server Being Migrated

We have selected Rackspace as our new host company for two of our games – Star Pirates and Spy Battle.  The new (powerful!) server is online and the games are being migrated in the background.  Following this we will be running further validation and verification tests including load simulations.  When this passes, we will be providing updates as to when …

Second Migration

Our current host provider failed to provide the timeline and quote they promised us today for a parallel server machine setup; on top of this the server faulted – the host provider did nothing – and all of these are absolutely unacceptable. We are working on the arrangements for a behind-the-scenes preparation / migration to a far more powerful server …

Notice

Star Pirates and Spy Battle server went down at approximately 19:00 EST today. The server has been re-booted and is back on line. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Server Move Completed

The move to the new server has been successful. We were able to move Star Pirates to the new server and bring it up a bit faster than anticipated. Some lag may be experienced as we work on configuring the new server and game code to play nice together. Thanks to our dedicated players for their patience during this stressful …