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Downtime Report: Wednesday Night

We had an abrupt and unannounced downtime for all games and services starting sometime after 9pm PT on Wednesday evening. This was due to a massive power outage at our cloud computing facility of the sort that redundant systems are supposed to ensure never happen. After about an hour they were able to diagnose that the power was out. It took a few more hours for them to start restoring service.

At this moment, everything is back up except for Ironclaw and TEC. At the rate they're restoring things, I hope those will be back up in the next 15-30 minutes, but it's entirely in their hands.

As is typically the case with a sudden reboot, TEC and GR have to be rolled back. This is already done with GR. The TEC rollback should be just a few hours due to the more recent backups recently instituted, but I need to get the machine back before I can verify that.

Update: Ironclaw and TEC are now back too. The TEC rollback was 2.5 hours, from 9.30pm PT (when everything crashed) to 7.00 pm PT.
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    I was wondeirng what exactly a storyteller is and how do you become one? I play TEC all the time and it's my favorite all time computer game....I love the atmosphere and all aspects...just wondering how storytelling blends in...

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    Re: Intrested...

    Originally posted by Michaell
    I was wondeirng what exactly a storyteller is and how do you become one? I play TEC all the time and it's my favorite all time computer game....I love the atmosphere and all aspects...just wondering how storytelling blends in...
    StoryTelling is the term that we use generally at Skotos for people who help run a game. We've really only developed it on Castle Marrach--where we have StoryPlotters who design the overarching stories of the Castle and StoryCoders who help create cool new stuff for Castle Marrach and StoryGuides who help answer questions.

    It's all about volunteerism and making your virtual community better.

    The Eternal City, which was designed by the fine folks over at Worlds Apart, doesn't necessarily share all the exact same titles and concepts that meander through some of other Skotos games, so you won't find StoryTellers there, per se. However there are game masters and such who fulfill some of the same roles. Ask over on the TEC forums for more about how their StoryTeller like systems work.

    Shannon

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      Just wish the GMs were fair...

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        Interesting

        Question and response were both interesting. With an on-line community as large as what we have here each gamer is still primarily defined by one game. Why? How often does our volunteer staff explore other games. I am just curious so take no offense. If you have no idea what sort of arc other games than your own are taking, I suggest losing yourself in any other playerbase from time to time. Just to see how others deal and remind yourself why you volunteered
        Die Happy

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          Interresting

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