News & Updates
|New Features: Improved Item Management & Complete Merchanting Item Lists! by: Admin|
|March 18, 2013|
|After much tweaking and tinkering, we are excited to announce the two (2) major changes to the GEUpdate website!
|Bug Fix: ItemDigest Fix and New Scanning Servers by: Admin|
|March 5, 2013|
|This evening, after what seemed like weeks of delays, we brought online 5 additional GEUpdate scanning servers. This additional capacity will allow us to detect grand exchange updates and other important events more quickly and without delay. Rapid user growth since the new year has made these all the more important with new website features on the (near) horizon that will require even greater capacities.
Onto a matter of more immediate concern, however: we just patched a bug that was preventing our ItemDigest feature from functioning as intended. Staff continue to monitor this feature carefully, but it seems like the fix will hold. As our systems catch up some premium members may receive a single update informing them of new game items. Kindly disregard that message. We were unable to intercept them all. Everything should be back to normal from now on! Thank you for bearing with us as we strive to provide the highest quality of service possible.
|Other: Infrastructure Improvements and Bug Fixes by: Admin|
|January 27, 2013|
|Visitors this weekend may have noticed some odd error messages displaying from time to time. The culprit behind most of these should now be patched. There may however be some lag on the TrendTracker items that appear in the left navigation menu. We are currently ironing out some of the kinks. We anticipate the 0% price changes will disappear with the next grand exchange update as our pricing mechanism corrects this. TrendTracker email notifications, which are on a different system, are not impacted.
All of this stems from some (much needed) changes to our core infrastructure behind the scenes. Rapid growth in recent weeks has pushed some of our technology to its limits, rendering upgrades necessary. Efforts to this end will continue this week when we will deploy five more interfaces on our crawling systems, which will allow us to increase our capacity for some of the more intense features, such as custom item tracking. We will let you know when this is complete - though we do not anticipate any service interruptions! Thank you for all of your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know!
|Bug Fix: Performance Improvements by: Admin|
|January 22, 2013|
|We are pleased to announce the completion of the latest in a series of marathon website optimizations. You should notice dramatically improved load times and website performance. We apologize for any inconvenience that you may have experienced earlier this evening as a result of certain pages not rendering properly. These were purely transitional and normal service has been restored.
We have been hard at work behind the scenes upgrading some critical and delicate infrastructure -- some of which dates back to 2008, eek! -- so that we may continue to enhance GEUpdate services. (More on that soon!) As always, please let us know if anything is not working as intended. We expect to finish this phase of development by this weekend, though in order to avoid disruptions all maintenance is performed off peak hours and outside of pending grand exchange updates.
|Bug Fix: Login Error by: Admin|
|December 31, 2012|
|We hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful new years! Just a quick service note: we just patched an odd bug where some users were being unexpectedly logged-out from the website. This seems to have been caused by a recent upgrade to our PHP system. We do not anticipate any further problems, but as usual: if you see anything out of the ordinary or experience problems with your account please let us know. We want to be sure we can provide everyone with the best experience possible.|
|Bug Fix: ItemDigest by: Admin|
|December 24, 2012|
|Happy Holidays, everyone!
We have just completed some upgrades to our backend infrastructure in order to fix a few problems that prevented our ItemDigest feature from properly functioning. We anticipate making a few more changes over the coming days as well to improve other GEUpdate functions. Infrastructure upgrades such as this help to ensure that GEUpdate continues to run at peak performance. If you see anything out of the ordinary (bugs, etc) as a result, please let us know!
|Other: Insights into the EoC by: Admin|
|December 19, 2012|
This morning JAGeX posted some particular news that we think will have a tremendous impact on the Runescape economy. Perhaps most interestingly, JAGeX is now realizing the effects of inflation, market tampering, and player confidence. The first two are rampant while the latter is notably absent.
The path taken at this fork in the road will have tremendous consequences on how merchants are able to profit. We will keep this discussion (really) brief as this is only intended to be an alert :). In economics terms, JAGeX appears to be on the brink of a sort of de facto market stimulus. The first move will likely be the introduction of more high-level, rare armor and other goods that will take currency out of the market. This can be both good or bad depending on your position. Announcing such changes may improve market confidence, stalling downward pricing trends (meaning buy and or don't sell); conversely, depending on your item portfolio it may be a good time to sell. JAGeX has implicitly announced new armors and weapons that will surely devalue existing armors. As always, the best way to keep attune to such changes is to utilize the price tracking software on GEUpdate.com in combination with our ItemDigest and TrendTracker features.
This is undoubtedly a great - though perhaps nerve wrecking time - to be a merchant. We're glad you have chosen to join GEUpdate.com along your journey and we look forward to another year together!
Warmest wishes to you and yours.
The GEUpdate.com Team
|Bug Fixes: Usability and Bug Fixes by: Admin|
|December 1, 2012|
|We have received a few reports that since Friday the account recovery system has not been working. We have located the source of the error and everything seems to be in working order. If you have tried to recover a lost username and/or password over the last couple of days, we suggest that you try again. Incidentally, the problem resulted from some changes we have been making to our user interfaces. As you may have noticed, forms are now easier to see and we are also in the process of making the site more interactive in terms of being able to handle data without pressing the submit button (validating usernames, etc). More on this soon!
We will continue to roll out these enhancements through the end of the year as part of our effort to say "thank you" for everyone who has supported GEUpdate.com through what will soon be its fourth year. If you notice anything odd though, please let us know! We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday season.
|New Feature: ItemDigest by: Admin|
|November 18, 2012|
|In anticipation of the new "Evolution of Combat" game revision we are pleased to announce the newest GEUpdate feature: ItemDigest. In a nutshell, this feature will send you notifications when new items, which generally present themselves as incredible merchanting opportunities, are added to Runescape. You can find out more about ItemDigest here or activate it now here.|
|Other: GEUpdate Delays by: Admin|
|November 10, 2012|
|Happy November everyone!
We wanted to take a brief moment to let everyone know that we are indeed aware of the delays in grand exchange update notifications. As of right now it seems that JAGeX is not updating prices on their end, presumably because their offices are preoccupied with the new evolution of combat beta. We expect regular grand exchange updates will resume at any moment and we are following the situation closely; we will keep you informed of any change in status. As always, if you have any comments please do not hesitate to let us know!
Update - 11/13/2012: It seems that grand exchange updates have resumed their normal schedule. We will keep you informed if this status changes again, though we do not anticipate that to happen.