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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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  • #46
    When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
    Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
    Who: Hosted by sera Tine


    Tonight at seven late bells, come to the Clocktower lounge for the weekly open bells for the Office of the Chronicler. We will talk about all sorts of things chronicle-related and otherwise. There will be cake and delicious other foods and drinks.

    If you need a guild token for the Newly Awakened quest, those can be provided.

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

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    • #47
      When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
      Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
      Who: Hosted by sera Tine


      Tonight at seven late bells, come to the Clocktower lounge for the weekly open bells for the Office of the Chronicler. We will talk about all sorts of things chronicle-related and otherwise. There will be cake and delicious other foods and drinks.

      If you need a guild token for the Newly Awakened quest, those can be provided.

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

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      • #48
        When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
        Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
        Who: Hosted by sera Tine



        Tonight at seven late bells, come to the Clocktower lounge for the weekly open bells for the Office of the Chronicler. We will talk about all sorts of things chronicle-related and otherwise. There will be cake and delicious other foods and drinks.

        If you need a guild token for the Newly Awakened quest, those can be provided.

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

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        • #49
          When: Thor's Evening at seven late bells
          Where: Clock Tower, opposite the Bowling Alley
          Who: Hosted by sera Tine


          At seven late bells this evening (Thor's), the Office of the Chroncicler will once more hold an open bell, hosted by me, Tine. Come along to discuss anything chronicle-related. You might have a query about becoming a Chronicer, or perhaps there is an event you would like chronicled. It may be that you want to discuss something that has already been published, or you want to book the Clocktower lounge for a function.

          Or perhaps you just want to socialise and eat cake. All are welcome and if you are working on the Newly Awakened quest, we have tokens available.

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

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          • #50
            It's happening again this week as usual!

            At seven late bells this evening (Thor's), the Office of the Chroncicler will once more hold an open bell, hosted by me, Tine. Come along to discuss anything chronicle-related. You might have a query about becoming a Chronicer, or perhaps there is an event you would like chronicled. It may be that you want to discuss something that has already been published, or you want to book the Clocktower lounge for a function.

            Or perhaps you just want to socialise and eat cake. All are welcome and if you are working on the Newly Awakened quest, we have tokens available.

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

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            • #51
              The Office of the Chronicler will once again open the Clocktower Lounge at seven late bells this evening (Thor's). Come along to find out what is involved in being a chronicler (it's a smaller committment than you think) and what the benefits are (they are greater than you might suppose).

              We are also here to discuss anything about chronicles published, or ideas for the future, or just to socialize if you like. And of course there will be cake and other refreshments served. All welcome.

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

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              • #52
                The Office of the Chronicler will once again open the Clocktower Lounge at seven late bells this evening (Thor's). Come along to find out what is involved in being a chronicler (it's a smaller committment than you think) and what the benefits are (they are greater than you might suppose).

                We are also here to discuss anything about chronicles published, or ideas for the future, or just to socialize if you like. And of course there will be cake and other refreshments served. All welcome.

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

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                • #53
                  Are residents of the Outer Bailey able to attend? I'm not sure, but I think the clock tower is part of the Inner Bailey?
                  sera Hildegard
                  Hildegard Helmsdottir
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