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Forums Reversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
3 of 5 < >

Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
4 of 5 < >

Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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  • Staff Roster and Information

    (copied and revised from this thread, which was quite out of date)

    Current Roster
    (last updated: 09 Oct 2018)


    StoryHost, Kurzon
    Lead StoryPlotter, Odjit
    StoryPlotter, Yuuta
    StoryCoder,Skie
    StoryBuilder, Husi
    StoryBuilder, Lumina
    StoryBuilder, Molim



    We do not presently have any dedicated StoryGuides for Castle Marrach, however some of our other Staff double up in this role, and the StoryHost can always address StoryGuide issues when needed.

    Staff Role Descriptions

    StoryHost

    The StoryHost is the overall director of the game. It is his responsibility to set the overall goals for the behind the scenes staff and guide the over-arching story.


    StoryPlotters

    StoryPlotters (SPs) are responsible for overseeing all the In-Character (IC) aspects of the game. They devise plots, play Non-Player Characters, approve game lore related issues and StoryPoint requests. Under the StoryHost they guide the general direction of the game's story.


    StoryBuilders

    StoryBuilders are the backbone of room and item creation for Castle Marrach. StoryBuilders create rooms and items for the game world, writing their descriptions, affecting what they can be targetted as, and so forth.


    StoryCoders

    While StoryBuilders make things, StoryCoders (SCs) make things work. From a coding perspective, Coders are the ones who write scripts that cause things to happen - from crafting and skill, to sorcery and magic, to the special effects some items possess. StoryCoders write the stuff you can't see in the game world that makes the things in the game world work.


    StoryGuides

    StoryGuides (SGs) are available to help players with technical and other Out-Of-Character issues, freeing other StoryStaff from repetitive questions of "How do I put on clothes?" and "How do I leave my room?" They are also there to help players sort out OOC problems in the game, deal with unruly players (as opposed to unruly characters), and generally man the front lines of customer support.


    Misc...

    Remember...

    All of the above named people are volunteers, and in fact Skotos customers themselves, freely giving their time and attention to make Castle Marrach to make the game as a whole a better place. Please be courteous when approaching anyone from the StoryStaff: your patience and respect is appreciated.


    Skotos Staff

    Aside from the assorted StoryFolk listed above, you may from time to time see other StoryHosts online. These StoryHosts are Skotos employees who come nosing around from time to time, looking for trouble (just kidding, of course!). CE StoryHosts (sometimes known as CE or Customer Experience) have very little to do with IC goings-on in the game anymore and usually only come online for high level technical difficulties (game server crashes, etc) and generally are only contacted for Skotos level (non-CM-specific) customer issues including payment issues.
    Last edited by Kurzon; 11-16-2019, 10:49 AM.
    StoryHost Kurzon
    Castle Marrach Staff

    kurzon.marrach@outlook.com

    The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.
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