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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.

Shannon
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  • Delayed Subscription Renewal?

    Hello, friends:

    I used Paypal to renew this morning, but it still says I am expired and need to renew. It says there may be a delay, but this has never happened before.

    Is something wrong? I checked and the funds were definitely withdrawn from my Paypal account. Let me know if you have any ideas.

  • #2
    That happened once to me before, also, either the last time I renewed or the time before that. I used PayPal and instead of it renewing my account immediately, as it always had before, it took longer (like maybe 2-3 hours?).

    Anyway, if you haven't already been able to log on by now, I wouldn't worry that there's anything out-of-the-ordinary wrong.

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    • #3
      Yeah it stayed that way even after a few hours. I contacted ce@skotos.net and they fixed it for me! Hurray for customer service.

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