Upland has launched Detroit!
Even though after the Phase 1 which started with the launch of “Fox Creek” Neighbourhood in Detroit at 08:00 am, Pacific Standard time followed by “Greenfield” Neighbourhood 5 Minutes later.
This was followed by Phase 2 launch of opening all neighbourhoods in Detroit to be minted.
It was a success up until this and within 25 minutes or so, upland started glitching.
A user called “Wiscokid” referred to the situation in the #technical-bugs channel of the Upland Discord Server as “still lagging. I can’t click a property to send.. it just gets spinning wheel of death.”
This allowed the Developers and X1 into hyper-awareness and triggered high level risk mitigation actions in the situation room of Upland Metaverse. This was swiftly followed by Upland game soon going into maintenance.
This was followed by collective outrage in the Discord Server.
Being a devil’s advocate our job is to have a balanced view, users were less than pleased with the tech issues being the cause why someone else minted their desired properties.
At the same time, from a technology stand point – a new city launch with more than 150,000 unique land owners in Upland, descending into the same city, even though in 2D with extremely high resolution Graphics being rendered with lets presume 2% of the total land owners that gives us 3000 users. This could be compared to a micro controlled DDoS Attack, that’s the amount of server load that Upland servers must have been taking in a very short period of time. Which is why upland team often refers to “platform stability” in their new city release notes.
We reached out to Upland community Influencer – MossiJake, MetaMaps creator & Co-owner of Upx-Spark.Exhange said “Detroit brings an opportunity for new players to step into the game, find a hidden gem, and enjoy the ride.”
Lastly, we don’t want to be rumor mongering but there has been unconfirmed rumors that now that Detroit the motor city is out the next big launch is cars coming to upland.
Who is right?
You be the arbiter of the truth – our readers of The Metaverse Street Journal!