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Tuesday September 29, 2015

Greetings everyone!

It has been a long time since I made a blog entry. What can I say; life has been hectic!

I've been posting in the Edgeworld forums fairly frequently - I've found that most people go there rather than come here to read this blog! LOL

Anyway, I will continue to post in the Edgeworld forums about recent events and other things!

Have fun in the game!

GamerProgress

April 13, 2015

New weekly statistics have been uploaded. Please let me know if you find any errors/mistakes/omissions.

The database is getting fairly large and has over 5 million row in it now. We are investigating either performing additional optimizations or moving to a better database. I would like to implement a MPP algorithm but that would require a completely different database and approach to the queries; not to mention additional computing resources.

The download is now taking almost two hours. The upload is taking about 1/2 hour.

It has been a long time since I asked for donations to cover my costs.

I would appreciate any donations: please go here => http://gamerprogress.com/gpSupport.php

Thanks for your support.
GamerProgress

April 13, 2015

I thought I would take this moment to update everyone on GamerProgress's progress in the game.

As you may remember, I decided to create an alliance in every sector and to establish a map base. For the most part this has gone reasonably well, but there are still some sectors that I have not grown big enough to take a map base. I have received quite a few offers to join other alliances to which I have had to, unfortunately, decline. Since the purpose of having a map base is to garner additional information and I wish to keep gamerprogress.com as independent as possible, I have to remain in my own isolated alliance.

In some sectors I have been kindly surrounded by friendly forces who are protecting me and allowing me to grow unhindered. In other sectors I get attacked all the time :-)

I do not always manage to play this account on a daily basis - simply logging in and collecting the daily reward and attempting to build the base takes over 2 hours. Tournaments are typically out of reach as they take far too much time - especially with the constant clicking that is necessary to win anything. Please RockYou - fix this!

Here are some summary statistics for the 3 months that I have joined each sector:

Average Level: 13,820
Average Force: 30,169,736
Average Level Growth %: 2.8
Average Force Growth %: 1.5

Highest Base Level: 110,784
Lowest Base Level: 112

I have spent absolutely no real money for this account, and I have not won any platinum in the game. If anyone wants to gift me platinum in a sector where I have a very low base, that would be very much appreciated.

So, even without spending platinum, you can get over 100K in three months.

Happy Gaming
GamerProgress

March 23, 2015

It has been a while since I posted any news.

The site is functioning just fine, although we had a glitch yesterday when we tried to upload too much data :-).

You should now be able to search for just about any player in the Player search page. Here's an example searching for me across all the sectors.

GamerProgres* Across all sectors

There is some new functionality that you might like - check it out. A statistical comparison between the top 50/top 100 players alliances across all the sectors.

http://gamerprogress.com/gpSectorComparison.php

We have figured out how to get more detail on any single player, the problem is that it is a massive download if we do too many players. We are trying to figure out how to surface this information, so hold on to your hats for a bit.

Hope you like the improvements.

GamerProgress

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015

Game statistics updated. I delayed till this morning so that we would have a snapshot close to the "5 hour shutdown". I just seemed like a good idea

Anyway, we've found another bug - this one affect my account and anyone else who is in an alliance with a long name or has a long player name
I was going to post a message about my game stats since I attempted to get a base in every sector, but with the above bug, my stats are all smooshed!

We're still trying to re-engineer the API to get better data, particularly about tournaments. I did put in a request for access to the API, but apparently that request went into a black hole somewhere. Maybe I'll have better luck with RockYou :-? , maybe, but i doubt it. I'll be surprised if I still get to pull down the data I am pulling down now once RockYou takes over.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

P.S. Thanks to all the leaders who responded positively to my request to take and keep a base. Thumbs down to all the idiots who blast me off the map (I'm talking all you 500K+ players attacking a level < 100 player). I did get one base up to about 32K in the last two weeks.

Jan 23, 2015

May I have everyone's attention please, especially Alliance Leaders in all Sectors:

We have been experimenting with getting additional raw data to perform additional statistics. In particular, we are trying to collect more information about the "MAP", battles, and tournaments.

To this end, we have created an alliance in every sector called "GamerProgress". This alliance has only one member - me! I will NOT accept anyone else into this alliance. This alliance is peaceful and will not attack anyone.

I have no intention of attacking anybody. I have no intention of playing in the map, or in tournaments.

I would appreciate it if when I do have a base in a sector (so far all I have been doing is to take an empty base when other alliances have decided to ghost the map) that you allow this base to continue and do not attack it and wipe it off the map.

The coordinates of this base are {154,108}. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACK ME!

Alliance Leaders => you can expect me to request that you allow me to take one base for this research. I will typically ask one of the stronger alliances in each sector so that I have some small assurance that this one base is not a casualty of some petty war in the sector.

One of the experiments that we are running is to see how high (levels and force) we can get one of our bases. This base is in the "Joehnk Galaxy". The reason for this is to show everyone that you can level up incredibly high and fast with a little luck. By logging into this sector, we won 1000 Incineraptors. This allowed us to win all the prizes in the current tournament, which then cascaded.

At the moment, this alliance "GamerProgress" in the sector "Joehnk Gallaxy" has a base level of 4791 and a force score of 10,690,764. However, our inventory has so many troops that I would have to pay 2 people to click everything we have won.

If this experiement goes well, we may have additional insight into map play, tournaments, and other aspects of the game.

Fight hard, fight well!

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Jan 19, 2015

Weekly updates have been posted, including the new sector 'Frosty Leo'.


As always, if anyone has more suggestions on data and statistics that you would like to see, send me email.

We are still investigating pulling data in for tournaments - getting the data for tournaments is a lot more intensive and more intrusive into the Kabam servers, so despite a desire to do this, I also don't want Kabam to get too upset and close off the access.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

January 12, 2015

I know I'm late on this, but Happy New Year to everyone who celebrates it.

As you can all see, we've updated the site with new data as well as some interesting new statistics.

Hope you like it!

I'm still asking for ideas on what else we can do to make the site more valuable to you all! Send me email please or comment on the Forum page Edgeworld DiscussionForum

did you know that Ghosting is back? See this trail in the Edgeworld forum Ghosting is back!

Have fun, keep fighting.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Dec 29, 2014

The site has been updated with new data, however, we have noticed a bug in a couple of screens so we'll be fixing that ASAP and uploading a new set of data/pages shortly.

sorry about the odd data today.

How is everyone liking the new stats - growth rates, graphs, and especially the up and coming page?

we are still working on adding more statistics - we just have to sort our a few things.

As always, have fun!

Yours in EW 
GamerProgress

Dec 25, 2014

First things first - Merry Christmas to everyone! Even if this isn't a day of celebration for you, please accept our best wishes for peace and happiness for all the days of your life.

Secondly, Tarkin, actually this displaying multiple days of data is expected behavior. We have updated the site a bit more. We have made our statistics calculations work across and arbitrary time interval for the downloads (moving us one step closer to automation and to perhaps doing daily updates).

If you look closely, you should see that the data is actually different between the Dec 22 and Dec 23 lines - as long as the player did something during that time period.

We've also moved the fast growing players and alliances to their own page - Growth Leaders. We hope you like this new placement.

Have a wonderful holiday, or if this is not a holiday for you, then have fun gaming in EW.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Dec 22, 2014

Well, we finally managed to get some cool graphs on the player to player comparison.

Player to Player Comparison Graphs NOW ON-LINE!

I took the top two players in the top two alliances to illustrate.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Dec 22, 2014

Updated stats have been posted. We have some serious gainers in the crowd this week! Wow - watch the changes.

I hope to have a surprise ready for you before Christmas - so come back and see if you have time.

If I don't see or hear from you before Christmas, have a very Merry holiday season.

For those of you who celebrate another holiday, may your holiday season also be very merry and bright.

If you don't have a holiday season to celebrate right now, the please accept the blessings and goodwill from the rest of us.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Dec 16, 2014

Hope everyone likes the new statistics that we put up on the site.

Check out the following pages:

Sectors - Top 20 Level and Force players

Click on one of the Allainces

SKYLOFT

Then click on one of the Players

GezMax
GezMax has donated the most money, so he gets some free promotion.

Hope you like the stats!

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Dec 14, 2014

I've updated the  Support GamerProgress.com please page with an accounting of the costs and donations.

Please consider making a donation.

Yours in EW!
GamerProgress

Dec 11, 2014

We are one step closer to providing some additional stats that we hope you will all like. We may put up several items in the next week, but I'll ask for input on which ones help you the most or are the most interesting.

Remember, you can always provide feedback and comments on my blog - Blog Discussion Foruml

I'm going to take a moment to again ask for donations. I would like to publicly thank those who have already contributed, every dollar helps. To date, I have received approximately 9% of the cost of the site in donations. If you feel the madness to donate before Christmas (for those who celebrate it), then you can do so here - Redirect dollars earmarked to buy platinum :-)

As always, thanks for your support and encouragement.

Yours in EW!
GamerProgress

Dec 8, 2014

Another update has been posted. Let me know if you see anything amiss!

We are still trying to figure out how to get updates on tournament scores. Getting tournament scores relies on our automation effort, so until we can get a reliable automatic sequence through our QA process, tournament scores will have to wait.

We have figured out how to give you more statistics, so keep your eyes open for a new tab or new data posted in the next few weeks.

As always, game on!

Yours in EW!
GamerProgress

Dec 02, 2014

Whether Kabam is afraid of the truth or not, I support freedom of speech, so I have created a new forum page on my blog to support all comments.

While I support Freedom of Speech, I will not tolerate rude and obnoxious behavior. Please refrain from using foul language, making accusations, attacking others, and other behavior that has been determined to be illegal.

Please see the comment page here Edgeworld Discussion Forum

Yours in EW!
GamerProgress

Dec 01, 2014

Hello EW!

As you can see, I've uploaded last week's data! We are still working on other improvements, please bear with us.

As always, I'm accepting suggestions to improve the site. The BEST way to provide your suggestions is either through this forum, or as a comment on my blog http://gamer-progress.blogspot.com/ or to send me your suggestions in email gamerprogress at gmail dot com

Hope all is well out there in EW land!

Yours in EW!
GamerProgress

Nov 26, 2014

Hi Sunflower Nebula!

Wow - I don't know how I missed a new sector showing up in the system. I must be sleeping!

Anyway, I'll update the data on the site and add in the new sector so that you have all your data.

Please accept my apologies for being asleep at the wheel!

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Nov 24, 2914

Hi EW!

I've posted an update to the site. Check it out!

I have lots of people who have provided suggestions on how we can improve the site. We are investigating which ones we can accomplish on the budget available.

Thank you everyone for your ideas! Keep them coming!

Yours in EW.

GamerProgress

Nov 11, 2014

Hello Edgeworld,

As you can see I uploaded a new update. We're working on getting this automated but it is taking longer than expected. We are also working on getting new statistics ready, but that is also taking longer than I had hoped.

I'd like to formally thank the people who have donated to help support the site. THANK YOU to:

GezMax from the Zombie Elite Alliance in the Spiral Rouse sector
Alteus from the Horizon Alliance in the Vu Mai Mira sector
Volatile1111 from the UNHOLY-ALLIANCE in the Sean Pagne Supernova sector

I also want to take this moment to thank those who donated to the previous owner of the site - those donations keep the site going. Thanks!

Again, I'd like to ask for suggestions on what you think we could do to make GP more useful to you. Please contribute suggestions to the blog as comments, or send me mail directly.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Nov 3, 2014

Another update for everyone. Updates are now going smoothly, if still not exactly the same time every Monday.

It's hard to update the site when I'm an airplane or in a distant country.

I'm thinking of adding some more statistics - keep an eye out over the next month or so.

I'd also like to thank several people for the donations they have made:
GezMax - Sprial Rouse sector - Leader - Zombie Elite Alliance
Alteus - Vu Mai Mira sector - Lieutenant - Horizon Alliance
Volatile1111 - Sean Pagne Supernove sector - UNHOLY-ALLIANCE

Thank you!

Yours in EWGamerProgress

Oct 24th, 2014

We've made a few more minor changes to the site.

I'd like some feedback please. Tell me what you like and tell me what you don't like!

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Update - Oct 12, 2014

Hi everyone! I hope you like the changes we've made to the site:

1) menu changes
2) fixed a few bugs
3) added new capabilities

Check out the "Tools" menu - player comparison, alliance comparison - soon to come, alliance graphs.

Data for Oct 12th week uploaded too! Just for your amusement!

Hope you like it!

Yours in EW
GamerProgress

Update Oct 5th, 2014

We've fixed the page centering on the site. Please let us know if it works - or if it doesn't.

We've also changed the scaling for the Player graph - it uses date orientation now instead of the upload orientation. The graphs should be more true to value over time.

I've uploaded the newest data for Oct 5th.

More to come!

Keep checking back and let us know how we're doing and what we can do better.

Yours in EW
GamerProgress