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HOW TO KEEP AN ONLINE WORLD UP AND RUNNING AFTER LAUNCH

SPEAKER/S: Laralyn McWilliams (Sony Online Entertainment Free Realms)

live by your data
camera snoop
all data in same database to get corelative data
start logging when client build
slice in time dashboard of logins, logouts, server counts

planning

servers – main, dev, qa, livetest, stage, live

have one positive in every update and build PR around it
have data to support decision
be open about strategy
think of grandfathering

used omniture and proprietary
they update every 2 weeks – that’s hard, goal is one month
– microtransactions require more frequency
– she recommends every 2 weeks
– hot fixes are ongoing