There have been numerous requests for different simulators, but the primary agenda for November is to release a simulator for The Duel as soon as possible. This is still under active development.
The secondary focus for a new simulator is the previously announced Survivor Merge Template. Development for this started almost a year ago, and the Total Drama Island simulator uses a simplified version of its algorithm. The Merge Template’s purpose is to add more intelligence and flexibility to Survivor and allow it to expand to new forms with future updates. Once this template is completed, all future Survivor seasons will be released on BrantSteele.com using the new Survivor algorithm.
A simulator for Australian Survivor 3 is under consideration, but it is not on the November plans. The same applies for Big Brother: Over the Top and many other potential simulators and concepts. There will be another post on December 1st outlining plans for December and any possible changes or additions, but there are currently no simulators under development besides The Duel and The Merge Template.
There are however bug fixes and improvements being made to existing simulators. One goal is to copy The Hunger Games Simulator to BrantSteele.com and run it with the improved structure, but this idea is still under evaluation. New cast photos and community posts could occur as well at any time.
Keep reading to learn more about the saved season removal process.
Saved Season Removal
This isn’t new, but it’s a reminder for users that saved seasons are not saved permanently. The reason for the deletion is because hard drive storage is one of the most expensive aspects of hosting. The October 27th server maintenance significantly improved the performance of the server and helps reduce costs, but the total storage size also needs to be kept under control. There’s currently a script that runs either when the hard drive is close to full or manually if any server change occurs, and it deletes seasons according to the following criteria:
– The season IS NOT marked as “Keep Longer” and has not been viewed in 1 month (2 months for The Hunger Games Simulator)
– The season IS marked as “Keep Longer” and has not been viewed in 6 months
There may be changes to the terms of saving for BrantSteele.net in the future, and an effort will be made to spread more awareness so that users can keep the seasons they care about the most. One of the benefits of the new simulator structure on BrantSteele.com is that the saved seasons are much smaller in file size, so more advanced saving options will be available in the future.
Although inactive saved seasons are automatically deleted, backups are made, and requests for removed seasons to be restored will be fulfilled under some circumstances. If this applies to you, feel free to Contact Us.
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