Ouch. That just killed half of the people that play on my server. Could you make previous versions of server binaries available again?
And I do hope that future server versions will not do this again. If it does, I'm going to have to keep using the old version.
Edit: Do I assume correctly that if a person joins a server, that is not up to date, with the latest r1q2 client, the connection between the server and the client will be over protocol 34 (or if a person joins a server that is up to date with outdated r1q2 client)?
Would it be impossible to make this latest protocol 35 to another new protocol like "protocol 35b" or "protocol 35.1"? That way server and the client would first try to make the connection over 35b and if that fails over 35 and if that fails 34. Maybe.
I'm guessing that currently transfer byte savings that latest protocol 35 would gain are going into waste, since 95% of people are reverting back to protocol 34 or are unable to join the server at all (well latter case actually saves _a lot_ of bandwidth
I'm hosting an aq2 server and the most downloaded aq2 installer uses aprq2 (my own r1q2 using installer from http://makimiehet.mine.nu
never gained much popularity), so I have to maintain my server compatible with it.