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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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    Whispered Rumors...

    OOC: Rumors are slippery things. Truths, half-truths, or out-right lies: who can tell? Nevertheless, they are good seeds for roleplay, so have fun.

    Want to spread a rumor? Give your plot a kick by spreading a juicy nugget of information (or misinformation) anonymously by simply typing: @rumor "[insert your rumor here]" in your parser.

    Please do not respond to rumors in this thread. Start a new thread if you want to comment on one of the posted rumors or - better yet - do it ICly in the game.
    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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    It is one thing to earn your places as a courtier, but it is another thing entirely to demand that you should be one.

    Did you hear that Lady Etaine was after Master Ali's blood magic cloak? I wonder whose blood she was planning to feed it?


    Master Jeffery only cares about his shiny buttons and fancy hats!

    Nurse Sinistro drinks yellow bile! That's why his teeth are stained!

    When no one is looking, Ibar tucks in his limbs and rolls himself around the castle like a bowling ball.

    Seic and Mistress Lilly are in love. They just don't know it yet.

    Lexiana is trying to look more busy so she is claiming bells as her own!

    There seem to be quite a number of members of the Outer up for Honoured Guest this Court, and a couple up for Courtier as well. I wonder how attitudes will change, following Court...

    Does the Winter Court really want Marcellius there or did Lord Bernier just charm everyone into agreeing?

    You know that swinging body you can sometimes catch a glimpse of in the Gate Courtyard? It's a memory of the Castle during the Forever Summer that no one is supposed to talk about... but the Castle remembers. It remembers everything.

    I hear Kobe got himself a bow and some arrows. Yikes! How long until we start seeing some arrow-wound related injuries crowding the healers?

    Meryl thinks Lady Sinvy is just a lush, and that's why she runs the cellar.

    Mistress Josie was in the Dining Hall, singing and dancing with a broom!

    I heard Master Ali had some competition at his tent this year. What was her name? Monica?

    Princess Maeve was seen hopping up and down in excitement at the prospect of seeing Master Ali! Her excitement was increased, when she emerged from his tent carrying a large green egg! I wonder what's inside? Remember the basilisk?

    -StoryPlotter Yuuta

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