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Multiple Downtimes for All Games [Updated: Rest of Phase 1 Times]

Unfortunately, the whole computing world is facing a major crisis right now thanks to Intel and other major processors missing critical security flaws in their architecture. As a result, our ISP is doing a set of emergency updates to all of their hardware. We are getting about a day's notice on this, and we're told that they're going to need to patch each machine multiple times, which very inconveniently means multiple downtimes.

Our TEC and GR games have always been the most vulnerable to downtime, so I'm going to take the care to cleanly shutdown and restart those.

GR: Sunday, Midnight (all times are PT) DONE
TEC: Monday, 10PM

Expect the games to go down 10 minutes before the downtime, to be safe.

The other games tend to be cleaner, so I'm going to let them restart on their own:

Lovecraft: Monday, 9PM
Lazarus: Monday, 9PM
Web Site: Monday, 11PM [this will affect all logins & usage of the new TEC client]
TEC Client: Tuesday, 9PM
USERDB (site login): Tuesday night, midnight

The upgrade windows have all been less than 30 minutes to date, so you can expect games and/or services will be back up within 35-40 minutes of the hour.

I believe this is now a complete list of the first phase of updates, but there will be a second in the near future.

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Game Idea, who would wanna help?

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  • Game Idea, who would wanna help?

    This is a very rough, basic idea, but I thought maybe someone could help me work with it. Another social based, staff monitered, prose game <3
    Something (I havnt thought much about what yet, maybe a disease, or chemical war, etc) has wiped out the human race. A few people survive but theyre few and far. I propose a community of survivors, with the surrounding world much like a jungle, after mother earth has taken over without man to impede it. I think most of the survivors would be happy staying in the community, which would actually be pretty big, maybe some big makeshift walls around it. Some could go out and forage, or hunt. Things like that.
    Very much in the future, although theyre forced into the basic structure of being another animal on the planet.

    What do ya think?

    Ashley
    never take away hope, it's all some people have.

  • #2
    Originally posted by <Null>
    what about ze charictors?
    ze enemies?
    ze weapons?
    ze ozer stuff zat veel have to be added?
    Are you supposed to be comedic?

    My wandering days are over.

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    • #3
      A white supremacist comedian.

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      • #4
        I'm all for a post-apocalyptic survival game. These kind of things are becoming more and more in demand with our generation (Fallout 3, for example.)

        However, Skotos doesn't appear to be taking any more games currently. If you want to, you're going to need to full plot out every aspect of the game, and probably even code up a very decent alpha version to show off to Skotos. From there, if they deem it profitable, they may give it the go ahead and allow you to remake it using their coding engines.

        This is highly doubtful, however, as they already currently have 2-5 games in alpha/beta stage.
        -Usuichii, Great Scientist.

        Smarmy the Titan bellows to you, "You look almost like an Ugly."

        Blackhand the Orc grumbles: I don't know what to call you. No ugly is that vile, and no proper creature of Uthgol has ever had such a lack of honor!

        Usuichii 1, Usuichii 2

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        • #5
          Profitable? Since when has anything about Skotos been profitable? >.>
          K

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kafka View Post
            Profitable? Since when has anything about Skotos been profitable? >.>
            Quite a bit of things are since they cut out costs on support *zing*
            -Usuichii, Great Scientist.

            Smarmy the Titan bellows to you, "You look almost like an Ugly."

            Blackhand the Orc grumbles: I don't know what to call you. No ugly is that vile, and no proper creature of Uthgol has ever had such a lack of honor!

            Usuichii 1, Usuichii 2

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