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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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  • PaladinHeart
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    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

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  • Tine
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    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.

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  • Tine
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    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.

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  • Tine
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    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.

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  • Tine
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    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.

    Leave a comment:


  • Tine
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    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.

    Leave a comment:


  • Tine
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    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.

    Leave a comment:


  • Tine
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    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.

    Leave a comment:


  • Tine
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    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!

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  • Tine
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    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.

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  • Tine
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    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!

    Leave a comment:


  • Tine
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    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!

    Leave a comment:


  • Tine
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    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.

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

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  • Tine
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    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.

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