Migrated AdminPanel to Redux and TypeScript

I finally finished the migration of the AdminPanel from JS/JSX to TS/TSX and fluxxor to Redux. I want to show you a short summary of pitfalls which I encountered and how I solved them. Not using npm When working with JavaScript you almost can't get around using npm.…

On item duplication exploits and how to prevent them

Hello, first of all, if you're Webzen or a private MU Online server owner or developer, don't take this post as a threat. These item duplication examples which I will describe are known to me since many years. As you might imagine a lot of other people may know this…

About game server architecture patterns

Hey there, I found a really nice blog about game server architectures: https://gameserverarchitecture.com If I would categorize the original MU Online game server into one of the mentioned architecture patterns, it's probably mostly the monolithic one, with some slight signs of the map centric pattern in case of…

Loading complex data with PostgreSQL JSON functions

Problem With an extension of initialization data, where I added definitions of NPCs and Monsters and their spawn points to about 10 game maps, I noticed that the time to start the server went up dramatically - from ~13 seconds to over 1 minute. The reason was, that my strategy…