BTW – TO&E is wrong. T&OE would be more accurate – Table and Organization of Equipment.
So far the things have gone incredibly smoothly on the beta server – although I’m not sure how much directed testing TOEs have gotten. That’s OK, just spawning and resupplying equipment with some degree of manual non-predictable load is good.
I’ve still got to finish the RDP tool and I’ve got to implement the support brigades. I may have to just bite the bullet and make it so that you can tag one brigade to move automatically with another. When we get to dynamic missions/origins, that’ll make it possible to expose infantry units on air/naval brigades.
Last thing is to call a meeting to finalize decisions on questions like: Should we delay access to equipment after a move? Should we throttle the rate it appears to arrive or does that require a slower rate than we’re interested in? Where are production in deciding the release TOE templates and brigade roster?
If you were thinking things had cooled off after my burst of activity a couple of weeks ago – well, I guess I’ve been in a kind of safe mode. Context: 6 months of hideous, inexplicable crash bugs. Or: I’ve been biting my freaking nails.
I’ve spent very little time in the live game the last 7 days, although I’ve spent some time buzzard cruising – but then I haven’t played anything. I’ve been watching some TV and going through various of my web tools etc cleaning up stuff that won’t work with 1.27 and looking at EXPLAINs of SQL queries under MySQL 4.1.21 since the optimizer has had some changes since we last reviewed SQL queries – which was MySQL 3.26.x.