Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.


- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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  • Playing Problems - Seeking Suggestions

    Hey guys.

    The last two months or so I've been having a horrible time with lag in the game. I lag so much it makes it hard to even suffer through regular RP let alone sparring or actual combat. I thought it was Chrome at first so I moved to Pale Moon but Pale Moon would actually freeze up on me entirely and I would have to force close it. Last week I went back to Chrome to see if there would be any difference, but the last few days I've been having terrible lag again. I tried to login just now to go to Lilly's crafting bell and couldn't get past the courier in the Great Hall. As soon as Charmiam walked in my screen froze up and I had to close everything down and reopen Chrome to post on the forums. I seem to only really be having issues with the Skotos sites, so I'm wondering what this could potentially be and if there are any suggestions on how I might be able to improve or fix the situation. I'm not a tech savvy person, so please talk to me in normal terms if you reply otherwise it won't help me anyway <.<

    TIA! I really appreciate any insight into this problem.

    - Josie's P
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  • #2
    I'm experiencing issues, too.

    I recently had a Firefox update on one computer, which made the Flash client stop working. I had a Flash update on another computer, which made the Flash client quit working.

    I'm now forced to use Pale Moon, but I have always experienced issues with it no matter which computer I use. Everything is fine at first, but it will slowly lag and create weird issues system-wide (keyboard delay, crashing, video problems, etc). I suspect the version of Pale Moon I'm running (latest version, 64 bit) suffers from memory leaks.

    I may toy around with different versions of Pale Moon and see what happens. As a last resort I may have to use a Mud client

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    • #3
      I have similar problems of lagging out or my screen freezing completely using Palemoon. I thought it was just something on my end. Good to know I am not alone
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      • #4
        Chiming in to add the the chorus & say I also have very bad lag using Pale Moon ("NewMoon" for mac), I had been thinking it was just my terrible internet connection!

        This is very sad as I've updated Firefox from version 35 and it won't let me go back and write over the new version any longer. It used to let me revert back.

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        • #5
          *is the exception that proves the rule*

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