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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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  • Chroniclers Open Bells with Tine

    When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
    Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
    Who: Hosted by sera Tine

    I will be holding weekly Open Bells in the Chroniclers Office for anyone to come along. If you are curious about the function of the Office of the Chronicler, bring your questions. If you have a news story to share, come and tell us. If you can write and are wondering how to apply for a poisition, join us.

    You are welcome to come to discuss published chronicles, to book the services of a Chronicler for future planned events, or simply to stop by and chat. There will be cake!

    Mistress Tine
    Chronicler of the Court
    Squire to Sir Edstave
    Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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    *lifted by a helpful page*

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    • #3
      Chroniclers Open Bells will take place again this evening, Thors the 16th day of the 8th moon at seven late bells.

      All welcome.

      Mistress Tine
      Chronicler of the Court
      Squire to Sir Edstave
      Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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      • #4
        This will be starting at the top of the bell.

        Mistress Tine
        Chronicler of the Court
        Squire to Sir Edstave
        Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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        • #5
          Chroniclers Open Bells will take place again this evening, Thors the 23rd day of the 8th moon at seven late bells.

          All welcome for cake and conversation.

          Mistress Tine
          Chronicler of the Court
          Squire to Sir Edstave
          Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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          • #6
            This is happening now. Come along before I eat all the cake.

            Mistress Tine
            Chronicler of the Court
            Squire to Sir Edstave
            Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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            • #7
              This starts as usual at the top of the bell. Come along for cake and conversation. Tokens are available for newly awakened questors.

              Mistress Tine
              Chronicler of the Court
              Squire to Sir Edstave
              Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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              • #8
                This starts as usual at the top of the bell. Come along for cake and conversation. Tokens are available for newly awakened questors.

                Mistress Tine
                Chronicler of the Court
                Squire to Sir Edstave
                Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                • #9
                  This begins at the top of the bell. Bring your questions and conversation. There will be cake as usual and other yummy foods.

                  Tokens are available for newly awakened questors.

                  Mistress Tine
                  Chronicler of the Court
                  Squire to Sir Edstave
                  Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                  • #10
                    This begins at the top of the bell. Bring your questions and conversation. There will be cake as usual and other yummy foods.

                    Tokens are available for newly awakened questors.

                    Mistress Tine
                    Chronicler of the Court
                    Squire to Sir Edstave
                    Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                    • #11
                      As usual, this begins at seven late bells. Bring your questions and conversation. There will be cake as usual and other yummy foods.

                      Tokens are available for newly awakened questors.

                      Mistress Tine
                      Chronicler of the Court
                      Squire to Sir Edstave
                      Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                      • #12
                        This begins at the top of the bell. Come along to the Clock Tower with questions and comments about chronicles, ideas for chronicles, hunger for cake, general conversation or tokens for the Newly Awakened quest.

                        Mistress Tine
                        Chronicler of the Court
                        Squire to Sir Edstave
                        Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                        • #13
                          This will take place now. I apologise for the late beginning.

                          Come along for cake and chronicle-related stuff, or just general socialising.
                          Last edited by Tine; 10-11-2018, 03:13 PM. Reason: Secret mission completed earlier than expected.

                          Mistress Tine
                          Chronicler of the Court
                          Squire to Sir Edstave
                          Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                          • #14
                            This will take place as usual this evening at seven late bells.

                            Make your way to the clock tower for snacks and drinks and maybe a game of cards if you just want to socialize. Otherwise we are open for all chronicle-related questions and comments.

                            Mistress Tine
                            Chronicler of the Court
                            Squire to Sir Edstave
                            Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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                            • #15
                              We are open for all chronicle-related questions, ideas and comments as usual this evening (Thors) at seven late bells.

                              Make your way to the clock tower for snacks and drinks and cake and maybe a game of cards if you just want to socialize.

                              Tokens are available for the Newly Awakened quest.

                              Mistress Tine
                              Chronicler of the Court
                              Squire to Sir Edstave
                              Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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