Sorry again but our server didn’t survive the tremendous network traffic and went out of quota, and actually there is a bug on our service provider side, which keeps our service hanging even after the bill is paid. Now the server is back online.
As I wrote in the last post, the developers are extremely busy working on their own stuffs, and the server pressure keeps increasing. Finally we realized that if we don’t increase our quota plan (~$15 per month, we temporarily increased it to ~$30 in recent months), there will be a monthly server halt. However, Tank Inspector don’t make money for us, although we do accept donations and can receive several bucks every month (much appreciated to the donators, it’s you who keep this program alive), it is still far from enough to handle the current traffic. On the other hand, we did have some big plans to enrich the online part, but due to resource limit, only a few of them (e.g.the Live Stats) are implemented, which diminished the overhead of requiring a connection and valid login. So we decided to drop the online part of Tank Inspector, which means:
- Neither a network connection nor an account is required to use Tank Inspector
- Online features, like Live Stats, are removed from Tank Inspector
For some users who can’t access our server (i.e. blocked by their ISPs), this could be a good news. And for those who liked the Live Stats, we are really sorry for not being able to keep them. You can always query those stats from VBAddict, which was the data source of Live Stats.
We will keep updating Tank Inspector to ensure compatibility, and our website will keep running.
Here is the new release.
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- Tank Inspector is an offline program now, network connection and account are no more required
- Live Stats feature is removed due to the offlinization
- Tank Inspector is now compatible with 9.10 ST client