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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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ATTN Sculptors and interested parties

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  • ATTN Sculptors and interested parties

    I will be hosting sculpting classes in the near future and request that those with an interest in regularly attending please send their waking bells to me directly so that a schedule can be made to accommodate as many as possible. No former knowledge in this art is required to attend, nor guild affiliations; it will be open to everyone.

    I look forward to sharing the beauty of the craft with you!

    For the Arts,
    Acolyte Natura of the Faith
    Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
    Leader of the Stylists
    Mistress of Entertainments
    Ordained Knight
    Patron of the Duelists
    Royal Artist
    Ranger Recruit

  • #2
    *brought forward*
    Acolyte Natura of the Faith
    Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
    Leader of the Stylists
    Mistress of Entertainments
    Ordained Knight
    Patron of the Duelists
    Royal Artist
    Ranger Recruit

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    • #3
      I will be hosting sculpting classes beginning Moons, the 16th day of this 9th moon, 20 YRA, at 10 late bells in the Outer Bailey Theatre. We will be starting with the basics and progressing at our own pace dependent upon the skills and understanding of those participating in the classes. Tools will be provided for use during the bell but must be returned prior to departure.

      I look forward to sharing the beauty of the craft with you!

      For the Arts,

      Acolyte Natura of the Faith
      Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
      Leader of the Stylists
      Mistress of Entertainments
      Ordained Knight
      Patron of the Duelists
      Royal Artist
      Ranger Recruit

      Comment


      • #4
        *brought to the top of the pile*
        Acolyte Natura of the Faith
        Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
        Leader of the Stylists
        Mistress of Entertainments
        Ordained Knight
        Patron of the Duelists
        Royal Artist
        Ranger Recruit

        Comment


        • #5
          Sculpting classes have been moved to Tuis evenings at 11 late bells. This week's class will be hosted in the Sunset Room, just north of the Gate Courtyard. We will be using our base animal sketches to create our first snow sculptures. You may bring up to three depictions to work off of, but any more may have to be attempted in your free time.

          I apologize for the schedule change, but I regularly attend Army practices on Moons and they often run later than a single bell, so it seemed more practical to change the date and time of my own event to something more manageable.

          I look forward to seeing what you have come up with!

          For the Arts,

          Acolyte Natura of the Faith
          Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
          Leader of the Stylists
          Mistress of Entertainments
          Ordained Knight
          Patron of the Duelists
          Royal Artist
          Ranger Recruit

          Comment


          • #6
            *nudged forward*
            Acolyte Natura of the Faith
            Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
            Leader of the Stylists
            Mistress of Entertainments
            Ordained Knight
            Patron of the Duelists
            Royal Artist
            Ranger Recruit

            Comment


            • #7
              I'll be holding this week's class later in the week as I am still waiting on the sculpting materials to arrive. Apologies for the inconvenience.


              Acolyte Natura of the Faith
              Head of Household for her Ladyship Sinvy
              Leader of the Stylists
              Mistress of Entertainments
              Ordained Knight
              Patron of the Duelists
              Royal Artist
              Ranger Recruit

              Comment

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