TheCPPS has recently temporarily closed, and boy, what an action-packed event it was! Anyway, I’m guessing many of you know Tybone10, Chai, and Kelly from the CPPS TheCPPS. Tybone10 and Kelly were developers, while Chai had the rank name of “main owner”.
I’ve interviewed Tybone10, Chai, and Kelly on the unexpected closure. TheCPPS was using an edited version of the popular iCPPS source. Now, Tybone10, Kelly, and Chai were all friends. Tybone had trust in Kelly’s ability to program and create, so he gave Kelly root access to the servers of TheCPPS.
Like what Tybone had expected from Kelly, she went to work on the source being used by the popular CPPS. Kelly successfully created puffle handlers for the source. After this, the thought that went through the developer’s head was about how strict the iCPPS source. It was hard to work with, and made to only be used a certain way. In result, Kelly went to Tybone10 to request permission to instead use a source that she was working on, which she had named CPSE (Club Penguin Server Emulator).
Now, here is where it begins to get more escalated. According to Tybone10, the thought that was going through his mind was that to use CPSE as the server’s source would be a great improvement. This thought was caused by the fact that it was believe that the CPSE source would make the game faster, and have more stable features. After this, Kelly uploaded and Tybone configured the CPSE source for TheCPPS.
Now, here is where the conflict starts to escalate. So you see, CPSE brought some bugs and glitches into TheCPPS, due to the fact that it wasn’t at all finished. Tybone10 immediately had his attention brought to these when users on TheCPPS began to get randomly banned by the server. This was immediately brought to Kelly so she could fix it.
I was online the night that this was happening, talking to Kelly about CPPS.me’s incredible array of developers, and the bugs that were on TheCPPS. However, I had no idea what was going on behind-the-scenes for the two developers.
”I think it’s the hearbeat1 spam protection system I made. Two heartbeats can’t happen with less than 45 seconds between the time they occured. If it does happen, the user will get immediately banned.” This quote was from Kelly on the night that I was talking about in the last paragraph.
The next day is where the action broke free. According to Kelly, more bugs kept coming into the source as she was fixing other ones. Kelly was frustrated because she couldn’t figure out what the cause was. In Private Chat, as she was chatting with Tybone, kelly says that he admitted that he was continously sabotaging the source because he didn’t want CPSE.
Now, before you get yourselves worked up, Tybone and Chai fully deny Kelly’s claim. It turned into a debate, though it was an impass because neither side had proof to support their claims. The truth of what happened is only known by Tybone and Kelly (fortunately, the debate ceased before it got too out of hand).
Anyway, after the time that this rumored private chat between Tybone and Kelly happened, Kelly’s frustration got out of hand. This was because Tybone had stoped using the CPSE source and switched back to the old iCPPS source that TheCPPS used before. Kelly had decided to talk to Tybone, but instead she decided to do something else.
Kelly removed all the files from the site, leaving a closure message in the index’s place. She also removed the database, though she had backups of both the database and the files. Tybone10 and Chai say that they are working on bringing TheCPPS back, and there is now a check back later message on its homepage. However, before the debate stopped, there was another blow that took place.
Kelly publicly posted a leak of TheCPPS’s database and source for the whole world to see. Tybone10′s comment was that it’s not like they would use that old database when TheCPPS was back, and they didn’t care so much. Anyway, this once again brings up an internet safety tip: never use the same password twice.
1: For those of you who are unfamiliar to the word “heartbeat” on CPPSes, a heartbeat is a packet automatically sent by the server. It will update your account in the database with how it is as you are logged in. Whenever you put on a brand new clothing item, it doesn’t immediately get put into the database. There generally has to be something that causes the server to realize it’s not up-to-date on information.