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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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  • #31
    The Clocktower office will be open as usual this evening at seven late bells. There will be conversation and cake so come along.

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

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    • #32
      When: Every 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
      Royal Chronicler of the Court
      Squire to Sir Edstave
      Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

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      • #33
        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 position, join us. Tokens are available for the Newly Awakened quest.

        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! and other refreshements served.

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

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        • #34
          When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
          Where: Clocktower, opposite the Bowling Alley
          Who: Hosted by sera Tine


          I hold weekly Open Bells in the Clocktower 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 position, join us. Tokens are available for the Newly Awakened quest.

          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! and other refreshments served.

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

          Comment


          • #35
            When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
            Where: Clocktower, opposite the Bowling Alley
            Who: Hosted by sera Tine

            I hold weekly Open Bells in the Clocktower 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 position, join us. Tokens are available for the Newly Awakened quest.

            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! and other refreshments served.

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

            Comment


            • #36
              When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
              Where: Clocktower, opposite the Bowling Alley
              Who: Hosted by sera Tine

              Come along to our weekly Open Bell in the Clocktower Office. Are you 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. Can you write? Join us. Tokens are available for the Newly Awakened quest.

              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! and other refreshments served.

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

              Comment


              • #37
                This will take place as usual at seven late bells tonight

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

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                • #38
                  When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
                  Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
                  Who: Hosted by sera Tine

                  I hold 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
                  Royal Chronicler of the Court
                  Squire to Sir Edstave
                  Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

                  Comment


                  • #39
                    When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
                    Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
                    Who: Hosted by sera Tine

                    Regular open bells will take place this evening in the lounge of the Clocktower, barring unforseen circumstances.

                    Everyone is welcome. It is important in these troubled times to continue our normal lives as much as possible.

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

                    Comment


                    • #40
                      This will take place as usual in the Clocktower at seven late bells tonight.

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

                      Comment


                      • #41
                        When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
                        Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
                        Who: Hosted by sera Tine


                        As usual, open bells will take place this evening in the lounge of the Clocktower. There will be refreshmnts including cake and delicious mead.

                        Everyone is welcome.

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

                        Comment


                        • #42
                          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
                          Royal Chronicler of the Court
                          Squire to Sir Edstave
                          Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

                          Comment


                          • #43
                            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
                            Royal Chronicler of the Court
                            Squire to Sir Edstave
                            Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

                            Comment


                            • #44
                              It's that time of the week again. All are welcome in the Clocktower lounge at seven late bells tonight.

                              This week, we will be discussing the journey to the events of the last two weeks and the book written by Mistress Adeline, The Heroes, The Black Knight, and The Alchemists.

                              Of course there will be cake as usual and any other chronicle-related discussions or questions are welcome.

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

                              Comment


                              • #45
                                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
                                Royal Chronicler of the Court
                                Squire to Sir Edstave
                                Junior Equerry to Lord Dolph Li'astri

                                Comment

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