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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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    ROYAL COLLEGIUM OPEN BELLS


    The Royal Collegium holds open bells in the Assembly Room each Woden's at five late bells. The Assembly Room is located northeast of the Royal Garden, adjacent to the Royal Library.

    All are welcome to discuss any matters related to the Collegium. Potential students may consult about possible fields of study and supervisors. Those already in the Collegium may attend for Western lessons with the Dean and to discuss the progress of their scolarly studies and plan for upcoming presentations of results. The Collegium accepts request for research projects of a wide variety.



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    The Royal Collegium will be holding an Open Bell this afternoon (Woden's) at five late bells in the Collegium Assembly Room. The Dean will be giving Western lessons and is available to discuss any Collegium matters.

    If you are unable to attend, write directly to the Dean, Lady Charmiam, to make an appointment.

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        ROYAL COLLEGIUM OPEN BELLS


        The Royal Collegium will be holding an Open Bell this afternoon (Woden's) at five late bells in the Collegium Assembly Room.

        All are welcome to discuss any matters related to the Collegium. Potential students may consult about possible fields of study and supervisors. Those already in the Collegium may attend for Western lessons with the Dean and to discuss the progress of their scolarly studies and plan for upcoming presentations of results. The Collegium accepts request for research projects of a wide variety.

        If you are unable to attend, write directly to the Dean, Lady Charmiam, to make an appointment. The Assembly Room is located northeast of the Royal Garden, adjacent to the Royal Library.

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                The Dean will be available from five late bells today for Western lessons and to discuss any Collegium matters and upcoming lectures.

                The Assembly Room is above the hospital and north east of the Royal Garden. All are welcome.

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                  *Brought Forward*
                  -Taite-
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                  Honored Guest
                  Keeper of Games
                  Seeker in the Faith
                  Secretary to Lady Charmiam
                  Acting Leader of the Awakeners


                  Currently studying sculpting as a:
                  Member of the College of Humanities
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