Author Archives: Tobias Lindberg

Minor changes in TibiaData API

There have been a minor change to the TibiaData API regarding the gateway handling the requests.

Earlier, we’ve been using Nginx as handler of the requests, but we have successfully switched to Kong API Gateway instead. This is a first step into upcoming changes..

There are two things we would like to highlight so far.

  1. New headers related to caching by Kong
    API requests are cached in Kong API gateway instead of inside the application and with that there come a few benefits.
    Two new headers that are in place which could be nice for you to know more about:
    • Age – shows the age of the page in seconds (not presented if its not cached)
    • X-Cache-Status – identifies the status of the request’s proxy cache
      • Miss – the request was satisfied by being proxied upstream and parsed fresh data from tibia.com
      • Hit – the request was satisfied and served from cache
      • Bypass – the request could not be satisfied by the cache
  2. Response about page not found/no route existing
    • Earlier behavior, you where presented with a page not found page.
    • New behavior, you will either get a page not found or a JSON response saying there is no route.
    • Future change, you will later on only use JSON responses all the way.

If you want to know more, what the cache intervals are for the different endpoints, you can read our post about TibiaData cache intervals.

Please get in touch with us if you are experiencing any issues and we can try to resolve those.

Regards,
Tobias


Maintenance of our server

Hi there,

Today, we will migrating the API to a new platform and by that, the IP of the API will change.

The support for IPv6 is temporary removed, so the API will now only be available through IPv4.

It should not impact your except if you use the static IP instead of the DNS api.tibiadata.com in your integrations.

Regards,
Tobias


Minor changes in TibiaData API

There have been a minor change to the TibiaData API regarding the characters views.

Bug-fixes

  • Characters view
    • HTML changes on tibia.com broke parser (which caused disturbances)
    • first row of tables was ignored but is back again now
    • implementing support for multiple houses (replaced house with houses)
  • Houses view
    • fixing list of all houses

Credits to all who sent the report of the bug in the API.
Keep the reports coming and feel free to suggest new features too!

Regards,
Tobias


Ongoing disturbances in our API

We had some disturbances regarding the API to requests experiencing higher response time.

The reason for this was that DigitalOcean have changed their loadbalancers by implementing throtteling. In addition to that, the amout of requests has increased by five the last weeks, so therefore we hit the roof without noticing first.. but thanks for reporting the issue, but is now resolved.

Kind regards,
Tobias


Maintenance of our service

Hi there,

Our hosting provider DigitalOcean will make changes in the networking equipment to improve performance and reliability of our hosting location.

This maintenance is expected to not have any impact on our services, except for a risk of increased latency as well as small amounts of packet loss while the upgrades are performed.

Maintenance window:
Start: 2020-09-22 20:00 UTC
End: 2020-09-23 00:00 UTC

Regards,
Tobias


Maintenance of our service

Hi there,

Our hosting provider DigitalOcean will make changes in the networking equipment to improve performance and new functionality in future.

This maintenance is expected to not have any impact on our services, except for a risk of increased latency as well as small amounts of packet loss while the upgrades are performed.

Maintenance window:
Start: 2020-09-08 20:00 UTC
End: 2020-09-09 00:00 UTC

Regards,
Tobias


TibiaData API v3 beta delayed

I earlier announced that the v3 beta is supposed to be up and running by now, but there are some issues that need to be addressed first, until you can start testing it.

I’ve received a couple of emails after asking for interest in testing, which is really great! You will get a notification as soon as it’s available 🙂

Best regards,
Tobias


Maintenance of our service

Hi there,

Our hosting provider DigitalOcean will make changes in the networking equipment to improve performance and new functionality in future.

This maintenance is expected to not have any impact on our services, except for a risk of increased latency as well as small amounts of packet loss while the upgrades are performed.

First maintenance window:
Start: 2020-08-18 20:00 UTC
End: 2020-08-19 00:00 UTC

Second maintenance window:
Start: 2020-08-20 20:00 UTC
End: 2020-08-21 00:00 UTC

Regards,
Tobias


Minor changes in TibiaData API

There have been a minor change to the TibiaData API regarding the highscores views.

Bug-fixes

  • Highscores view
    • you do also see what filters where applied when doing the request
    • support for pagination where removed and you get a redirect to full entries list
    • listing all worlds encountered a small issue, which is fixed now

Credits to Murilo Ricci and who sent the report of the bug in the API.
Keep the reports coming and feel free to suggest new features too!

Regards,
Tobias