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The IOS MC app is taking forever to start

#1 2019-05-21 17:26:07
Device: Iphone Xr
Version: I always use the latest version when talking about bugs.

This issue has forced me to reinstall the app before, deleting all of the hard-built colonies that I had in my storage. It's starting to happen again now that I'm building up my new zolarg colony, Marlboro, and I don't want to have to eventually reinstall the app.

But the app will take longer and longer to load as your colonies grow, which makes no sense. I feel like It shouldn't need to take that long to load if the colony files are stored on the phone. Perhaps it should just detect the files by title and extension and then start reading the data in a particular file once you select a colony to work on, not try to read all files before the app can even start.

Does anyone have a solid solution to this, or is this been a pain to many people?
#2 2019-05-23 15:43:11
Just letting yall know that at this point, it's becoming unbearable. My insectoid colony has grown to the point of only having 7-8 maps and it takes my app several minutes to start. This needs to change, as I'm sure this is affecting many others on the IOS platform. Please give attention to this issue @basteklein as it prevents people from building their colony beyond a certain point, pr doing anything in the game for that matter, therefore causing them to get frustrated with the game and moving onto something else. I don't want to see this game get bad reviews on IOS either, so I'm hoping you can find a solution for this.
#3 2019-05-23 15:48:41
When you say the game takes longer to load, is it the map that is taking longer, or just starting up the game
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#4 2019-05-23 19:30:07
It's the actual game itself, it opens in a loading screen and stays that way for a long time.. In fact, it takes a shorter amount of time to get from the title screen to my regions view of Marlboro than it does to actually tap on the app and get to the title screen.

Thanks for responding so quickly.
#5 2019-05-25 06:01:36
IOS iPhone XS user here. Yeah I’m definitely having issues as well. The game just gets stuck loading. But unlike you mine just stays loading forever.
#6 2019-05-28 15:11:01
I feel like it has something to do with the gamefiles, or why else would the app take longer to boot up as your get bigger colonies on it. I feel like the game should just detect the name and extension of each gamefile and display them based on that info.

I'll have to see what happens if I close the app after playing on a small colony opposed to my big colony. That would tell me if it's loading all gamefiles or just the one that was last played.
#7 2019-06-11 12:39:21
See if it still happens on the v0.88.0 release. I think it was related to trying to contact the My Colony server.
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#8 2019-06-14 15:52:53
From what I'm seeing, it seems to be fixed, but I'll continue to monitor. My new colony isn't that big yet and I'm playing multiplayer regions.

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