The day the earth stood still.

Now I’m not one for moaning or groaning but what is going on, come on peeps – the last three days there has been nobody on the tracker, at most two games. To top it all, at the times when most people would be logging on, the tracker keeps taking a dive. In a world run by mentally retarded statesmen and where tv is regressive and dumbed down to the point of obnoxiousness, it’s nice to know that we can get our cerebral stimulation knocking a virtual ball around popping, virtual bricks over a virtual pond, whilst communication in symbols and abbreviations to fellow poppers across the globe.

But you can’t can you? Because nobody’s there just the vacuum of empty space. An online game doesn’t have to be long (poor excuse Evula), there’s that handy little one round button at the bottom of the screen. Personally I think this game is great, as do plenty of other people, otherwise there wouldn’t be so much praise gushing from the various posts on this board. Has Ambrosia not been pushing or marketing the product? Maybe if Ambrosia got involved in a tournament or something . I can’t understand how in a few weeks we’ve gone from 15+ players at a time to just 1 or 2, it should be increasing not decreasing. All you poppers out there have a duty to get back on that tracker son that I can whoop your asses, playing the machine is getting boring, it’s the human element that makes this game fun.

Now start telling your friends to buy pop-pop to build up the user base and get the tracker busy or I’ll have to hack your homepages and replace all your content with pictures of the Back Street Boys. :frown:

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Originally posted by Baal:
**Now start telling your friends to buy pop-pop to build up the user base and get the tracker busy or I’ll have to hack your homepages and replace all your content with pictures of the Back Street Boys.:frown:
**

Now that's just excessive.

And cruel.

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Originally posted by Baal:
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But you can’t can you? Because nobody’s there just the vacuum of empty space.

--snip--
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I don't know whats up with pop-pop. I like to play 2 or games in a day. Sometimes there are things that just can't be answered. If someone needs a game, you can always Instant Message me anklebiterCorps

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hello baal,

you said, "at the times when most people would be logging on, the tracker keeps taking a dive."

do you mean that the server that hosts the games goes down? that you see a message like, "the tracker is unavailable"?

or that pop-pop crashes while you are in the network lounge?

according to the server logs it hasnt gone down in almost a week. if you are seeing "tracker unavailable" perhaps you are having problems with your connection.

if you are crashing in the net lounge then please consider turning on crash reporting in console.app - then when pop crashes please post the crash log to this thread.

(to activate crash logging go to the preference dialog of the console app. choose the "crashes" tab. enable both "enable crash reporting" and "automatically display crash logs".)

thanks

wrangler

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Originally posted by popWrangler:
**hello baal,

you said, "at the times when most people would be logging on, the tracker keeps taking a dive."

do you mean that the server that hosts the games goes down? that you see a message like, "the tracker is unavailable"?

or that pop-pop crashes while you are in the network lounge?

according to the server logs it hasnt gone down in almost a week. if you are seeing "tracker unavailable" perhaps you are having problems with your connection.

if you are crashing in the net lounge then please consider turning on crash reporting in console.app - then when pop crashes please post the crash log to this thread.

(to activate crash logging go to the preference dialog of the console app. choose the "crashes" tab. enable both "enable crash reporting" and "automatically display crash logs".)

thanks

wrangler

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Ok when I say the tracker keeps going off line "tracker unavailable", that might be a bit excessive although it does seem to happen quite frequently (I’ve got to say however, over the last few weeks it’s been pretty good). Last night (GMT) though it was off all evening. I can’t see it being a connection problem at this end as:

a) I’m on dsl &
🆒 I’ve boosted my packet sizes to:
net.inet.tcp.sendspace: 65536
net.inet.tcp.recvspace: 65536
net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack: 0
net.inet.udp.recvspace: 73728

I use the OS X firewall (with a number of tweaks) but if that was to blame it would be more constant, rather than erratic. Maybe the problem lies with a mid point server? Anyway it’s back on this morning. As for the Back street Boys threat that still stands, he-he. LOL. See you guys on the tracker. 😛

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Originally posted by Baal:
But you can’t can you? Because nobody’s there just the vacuum of empty space. An online game doesn’t have to be long (poor excuse Evula)

First off, the name is "EVula", not "Evula".

Secondly, poor excuse or not, that's one of them. I have a few others for why I'm not a regular on the tracker, but I don't really think I need to "justify" my absence.

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Originally posted by EVula:
**First off, the name is "EVula", not "Evula".

Secondly, poor excuse or not, that's one of them. I have a few others for why I'm not a regular on the tracker, but I don't really think I need to "justify" my absence.

**

Hey, cool your britches big boy, I was only poking fun, trying to get people back in the mood for play, ever heard of sarcasm? It’s a form of humour we Brits excel at, no offence was meant, and if my finger missed the shift whilst typing you name I’m sorry, I’m fully aware that it’s a capital V.

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Originally posted by Baal:
**Hey, cool your britches big boy, I was only poking fun, trying to get people back in the mood for play, ever heard of sarcasm? It’s a form of humour we Brits excel at, no offence was meant, and if my finger missed the shift whilst typing you name I’m sorry, I’m fully aware that it’s a capital V.

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Gentlemen, please lets play nice on the pop-pop web board! I have to go to work now, but please don't do anything crazy while I am gone..

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I think a chat board in the 'network lounge' would encourage people to stay for longer. I hope this may be added in a future update.

I havn't been on the tracker much, hell I havn't bene on the internet much since school started

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, let’s sort out a tournament (of sorts). There wasn’t enough interest to launch the pop-pop ‘masters series’ which would have coincided rather nicely with the US Open but hey you can bring a horse to water I didn’t get any response from Ambrosia either so I’m not going to waste my time putting together a site that’s only going to have a handful of users. Soooooo, as there is already a site dedicated to pop-pop i.e. this one why not go for the simple option. Why don’t we all just try and log on to the tracker on Sat 21st at 21.00 GMT (i.e. 16.00 NY, 13.00 LA). As for you guys in Tokyo and Australia please suggest a time that’s good for you, otherwise you can join us for breakfast. So what y’all thinking ya? 🆒

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Any kind of Tournament sounds cool to me. I got my registration, so now it's even better...i have noticed the lack of players...i wonder why it dropped so dramatically. im on every now and then though...ill play anytime 😄

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Originally posted by Baal:
**I can’t understand how in a few weeks we’ve gone from 15+ players at a time to just 1 or 2, it should be increasing not decreasing.
**

School.

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Originally posted by Mr Shoes:
I think a chat board in the 'network lounge' would encourage people to stay for longer. I hope this may be added in a future update.

It's already hard enough keeping people from naming their hosted games with unmentionable words. Like we need twenty-four hours of the same thing in spam form.

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I am usually playing at evenings and never had problems in having a game started in more than 30 seocnds. Sure the total number of games has gone down but between 7 and 10pm CET there are always a few people online :)))
See you (maybe in a tourney - that would be great).

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Sat 21st at 21.00 GMT it is then, see you all there. 😄

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Sorry, but I don't feel like getting up at 5 AM on Sunday morning 🙂 Maybe later.

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He-he see your point. Well, maybe see you for breakfast - by which point we'll all have r.s.i. so you'll be able to thrash us good 'n' propper before we crack our tinnies and snuggle under our duners. 🙂

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8 AM on a Sunday? Does such a time even exist?

Well, depending on how Saturday night goes, I'll see if I can be there...horribly hung over most likely.

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"I think a chat board in the 'network lounge' would encourage people to stay for longer. I hope this may be added in a future update." - Mr Shoes

Do you mean where online games are listed while in the game? I think that's a great idea!

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