For one week now, more and more of you are coming to play here on Board Game Arena. We already explained here the first measures we took to make sure everyone can play without causing too much problems for the quality of this service.
After 4-5 days of word, we managed to increase the capacity of BGA from 5000 players at the same time to 9000 players at the same time. We are now capable to host 9000 players at peak hour without a crash.
However, as you may have noticed, this is not enough.
In order to make sure everyone can play in good conditions, we must limit the number of players to ~9000. As a consequence, some of you couldn't play as much as they want. We are obviously not satisfied by this, and we want to increase again BGA server capacity.
Unfortunately, going higher than 9000 needs to completely replace a key component of BGA by another (more powerful). This work started today and is going to take between 5 and 7 days.
Thus, we plan to increase the capacity of Board Game Arena on next Monday March 23th. Note that this date may evolve depending on how it goes. Board Game Arena service will be unavailable during several hours during the upgrade.
Sorry that we cannot make this happens faster, but we already did everything that was possible to do with the existing BGA infrastructure, and now we need to perform a huge change to increase server capacity above 9000 simultaneous players.
Thanks for your continuous support and patience during this difficult period.
UPDATE March 26th: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14725