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The Great Skotos Split Is Here [UPDATED]

The long-planned Skotos split is here. We are going to be separating Skotos into the four games that we're passing off to individual players (Marrach, TEC, the game formerly known as Ironclaw Online, the game formerly known as Lazarus Sleeping), and in the near future the core Skotos site will shutdown.

Here's how it will work:
* On Monday, we will turn off the ability to make any purchases through the main site. This will be the end of credit card purchases for Skotos games.
* We will run final automated credit card purchases on Tuesday morning. This is typical, in that our regular subscriptions are always set to run on the 1st through the 28th.
* On Wednesday, we will begin converting the games over to the new auth server that I've been working on for the last month and a half. All data will be converted over from the moment I grab the database. This means that all of your account information, including all payments (but not including any credit card information or Paypal information) will be duped to all the games: you'll be able to play any of them for the time you'd previously paid at the main Skotos site.
* We'll then start integrating the individual sites for each game with the new stand-alone setup.
* And likely I'll be resolving bugs in the auth server that only turn up through extensive usage.
* Meanwhile, we'll start handing off games to the individuals who will be running it in the future. I'm at this point over the time I'd initially committed to Skotos by a bit more than three weeks, but I'm expecting I'll need to offer support a little into May to make sure everyone is running well and that I've helped Christopher, Skotos, and the game leads deal with any intricacies of the hand-off.
* We'll request that all games remove all information from users who didn't stick with their game within a year.

I hope this will go as smoothly as possible. There will surely be bumps in the road. In particular, expect some random downtimes on Wednesday, when I convert over the games to the new servers, and expect the potential for problems on *next* Thursday, when I see how things work in the new setup.

A Few Updates as of 5/3:

1.) Castle Marrach, TEC, and Allegory of Empires are now split out from the main Skotos UserDB, which is the first (and biggest) step in separating these games. Multiversal Revelations will follow on Monday.

2.) Each site has a new login page of the form login.itsdomainname. This is the proper place to login to that game, and where you should access all UserDB functionality. Anything you do on the main Skotos users pages will no longer be reflected. Yes, that means you should be using the new pages to update your accounts, purchase months of play, and purchase subscriptions. Credit card payments are no longer possible, but Paypal is.

3.) Skotos is still running the games as of this moment, but they'll be transferred to the individual teams by this time next month.

4.) We've had some problems with credit cards continuing to run on the older UserDB system. We've refunded any bills that went through on the main system following the split, and apologize for the inconvenience. The plan is to turn the old UserDB off tomorrow, so that will absolutely stop the bills at this point. If you were accidentally billed, do note both that the amount was refunded the same day AND it isn't reflected on the new systems. [And as of Monday morning, those old charges seem to have been halted entirely.]

5.) We've discovered that about 20 accounts have credits of various amounts of them. This is a concept that is no longer supported in any meaningful way on the new UserDB, so we'll convert those credits to days of play at the most generous ratio.
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    Robert will be unavailable till Thursday or Friday as the player lives in Kansas which was hit hard with ice storms. His Power is out and will be till Thursday. So he asked me to post this for those that might be looking for him to let you know what has happened. Thank you
    Finna Moon, Courtier to Her Majesty's Court





  • #2
    Tell him to try and keep warm! Should come to fl, it is 83 here today.
    Karen

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Destini477 View Post
      Tell him to try and keep warm! Should come to fl, it is 83 here today.
      Karen
      Just keep on braggin' about it

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      • #4
        Can certainly relate!!!

        The best place to sleep? The movie theatre- did it for days! Food? Hit happy hour- I know here they lay out a huge spread of pizza, sausages, and other fun stuff and YMCA for showers!

        Take care hun! Be safe!

        Courtier to Her Majesty's Royal Court
        Healers Doctor-Medical Physician
        Housekeeper to Lord Vestio's Household

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        • #5
          What the hell kinda movie theatres they got in Canada???

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          • #6
            Oh Dear!
            Best of luck!

            I suggest invest in many candles, lanterns and flashlights..oh and don't forget batteries.

            Hugs always
            KITRA's Player


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            • #7
              Originally posted by dannion View Post
              What the hell kinda movie theatres they got in Canada???
              They are good for naps- 2 hour movie, 2 hour nap.

              Courtier to Her Majesty's Royal Court
              Healers Doctor-Medical Physician
              Housekeeper to Lord Vestio's Household

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aloria View Post
                Can certainly relate!!!
                We only lost power for a day and a half here when that huge icestorm hit us back in 1997. We got out of school after lunch, which was fine by me since I had gym, and then maths that afternoon.

                I certainly don't envy what people had to endure in Montreal and it's region back then, though.
                Proud member of: WWMHSBA

                "Why don't you all just go submit some plots where you can get pregnant, give birth to you own alt as an annoying child character, have it grow up to be a drama queen, and then you can use IC/OOC crossover to hide the goods you stole and escape from the dungeon that you're locked in due to a badly run rape plot?!" - Age

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gabs View Post
                  We only lost power for a day and a half here when that huge icestorm hit us back in 1997. We got out of school after lunch, which was fine by me since I had gym, and then maths that afternoon.

                  I certainly don't envy what people had to endure in Montreal and it's region back then, though.

                  We lost it for 2 weeks. It was hell.

                  Courtier to Her Majesty's Royal Court
                  Healers Doctor-Medical Physician
                  Housekeeper to Lord Vestio's Household

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                  • #10
                    *waves from 83 degrees Miami weather*
                    ( っ '๐')づ# I was going to give you this waffle
                    #さ('๐' さ ) But then i was like...
                    (>'#'<) I'm hungry.
                    (。◕‿◕。) So i ate it.
                    (。◡‿◡。)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rikka View Post
                      *waves from 83 degrees Miami weather*
                      I don't recall it being this warm in mid December since... I dunno.. it's been a long time.

                      This weather sucks.
                      Equerry to Lady Hieronyma
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hannah View Post
                        I don't recall it being this warm in mid December since... I dunno.. it's been a long time.

                        This weather sucks.
                        Its been about 82 around here in Lake Mary,fl, but I have to complain is about all the fog, I almost hit a dog with all of it.

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                        • #13
                          I am willing to share my 12 degrees if anyone wants it!:P
                          Merrynn Aduin
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                          • #14
                            I love the cold weather but not when it makes me lose power. Sucks something horrible!!! Jim said he is cooking on a propane stove and has to put some 5 to 6 blankets on his mom just to keep her warm. She is frail and has a heart condition and has arthritis really bad. Last I spoke to him he had was going to take her to the hospital as she has been sick , but she has had this before the lights went out, just getting wrost. So keep him in your thoughts. Him and his mother. Hopefully they will have power come Thursday.
                            Finna Moon, Courtier to Her Majesty's Court




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                            • #15
                              I'm BACK!

                              As of 9:10 pm this evening, I got my power back on. My heat is gradually coming back up and the fridge and freezers are running fine.

                              I'll have to see about damages to things tomorrow, but right now I am happy as heck here.

                              Mom is in the nearby hospital for the time being. She is warm and is getting much better care than I can provide. She's got intestinal troubles and related dehydration. Hopefully they can figure out how to get her better. And she should be happier with the news that I am safe and warm again.

                              Jim
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