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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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  • A Sincere Thank You

    I wish to Thank everyone who came to the ball and help make it happen.. I apologize that all was not as planned and some things were missing. I am greatly touched by the kindness of all who pulled together so it was not a total disaster.
    I am a bit confused, all I remember is dancing and then a awfull itch....., for I awoke in my room.........but I hope all had a good time and again, Thank you very much.


    Apprentice,Destini

  • #2
    I hope that you are well Destini, as well as all others who where attacked with that iching powder

    it was an awfull experience to just stand powerless while you all where in such great pain, hopefully they will catch the person who did this soon.

    I want to end this reply by saying that it was a great ball, and that I am thankful that people stayed afterwards and had fun.

    I also want to thank watchman Sagremor, and a ser who's name I do not know because they found out how to ease the pain of the attacked
    Storyteller Alana

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alana
      I hope that you are well Destini, as well as all others who where attacked with that iching powder

      it was an awfull experience to just stand powerless while you all where in such great pain, hopefully they will catch the person who did this soon.

      I want to end this reply by saying that it was a great ball, and that I am thankful that people stayed afterwards and had fun.

      I also want to thank watchman Sagremor, and a ser who's name I do not know because they found out how to ease the pain of the attacked
      The ser in question was Ser Manuelo, Deptuty of the Goal and bethrothed to Nurse Destini.

      Ser Jayland

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      • #4
        I seemed to suffer some after affects from this powder. I have broken out in a painfull rash and have a fever. I shall remian in my room for a undetermined amount of time untill it passes. If you need to contact me, send a scroll to my asisstant ser Nunwain, or ser Manuelo.

        Apprentice,Destini

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        • #5
          *amused*

          The ser in question was Ser Manuelo, Deptuty of the Goal and bethrothed to Nurse Destini.

          Ser Jayland


          Funny that they are 'betrothed' yet, the Chamberlain -refused- them to be wed.

          Something about Manuelo's lack of ability to 'provide' for the Apprentice...


          but I'm sure that she gets her full serving from all her other 'pets'


          (the scroll is simply signed with a thick, blocky V)
          A heart of darkness can never die..

          My revenge is sweet upon you all

          Vengence has been embraced...your tribulations begin

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          • #6
            Re: *amused*

            Originally posted by VoiceofVengence


            Funny that they are 'betrothed' yet, the Chamberlain -refused- them to be wed.

            Something about Manuelo's lack of ability to 'provide' for the Apprentice...


            but I'm sure that she gets her full serving from all her other 'pets'


            (the scroll is simply signed with a thick, blocky V) [/B]
            So crude.. yet so true..
            - Things need to be said -

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            • #7
              Whoever you are, stand forth and name yourself so you can be properly challenged. I know Destini has been faithful to me, and any allegations otherwise are an affront to her honor and mine. Make your sniping remarks if you want, but you have no proof or you'd have the bravery to stand and show yourself for your words.

              His Lordship's objection to our marriage was the difference in our station, nothing more. If you wish to use that as amunition against me, show yourself to stand for your honor so that I may show him and all else who is honorable, and who is not.

              Under Her Majesty's loving grace, and devotedly in Her service,

              Manuelo Benitez Cortez
              Deputy of the Gaol
              Awakener
              Love completely while you can, for it can be gone in an instant.

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              • #8
                You know, I can't help but wonder Manuelo.

                You claim to have 'honor' and be standing for the rights of the Castle, but how many of your petty challenges have you actually carried out?

                I spit at your feet cause you are worth no more. And as for Destini's loyalty? Ha. You are either really blind, or really stupid, or maybe both. I suggest you take time to look around you, and notice the hands sticking out of the honey pot.


                (The scroll is simply signed with a thick, blocky V)
                A heart of darkness can never die..

                My revenge is sweet upon you all

                Vengence has been embraced...your tribulations begin

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                • #9
                  To the Ser who signs his notes with a thick, blocky 'V'

                  You decry Ser Manuelo for his lack of honor while hiding behind a psedoname.

                  Which brings wonder to your honor.

                  Ser Jayland Day, Guildleader of the Awakener's

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                  • #10
                    Ser who is signing simply a 'V', you have no right to accuse someone else's honor. I would like to know who you are and see what leadership positions you hold. I would wager none. Also, the public boards are no place to give such claims as a woman's infedelities. Even if it were true, you should confront the couple in the public boards. That is completely distasteful. Unless you wish to reveal yourself, you are in no position to criticize others.

                    -Falcon Griffin
                    Falcon, Light of Justice

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                    • #11
                      Ser Jayland, where did I say that I lived by "honor"? If I can recall, I never did. I find it amusing that you draw conclusions, and you may wonder about my "honor" all you want.

                      And to ser Falcon? Amusing. Simply amusing ser. I applaud your efforts for laughs, for with me you have more then decently accomplished your goal.

                      And to all others who may have something to say, I say this..


                      I am not one, but many



                      (the scroll is simply signed with a thick, blocky V)
                      A heart of darkness can never die..

                      My revenge is sweet upon you all

                      Vengence has been embraced...your tribulations begin

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by VoiceofVengence
                        [i]Ser Jayland, where did I say that I lived by "honor"? If I can recall, I never did. I find it amusing that you draw conclusions, and you may wonder about my "honor" all you want.

                        (the scroll is simply signed with a thick, blocky V)

                        Ah, I stand corrected.
                        Thank you for telling one and all that you have no honor, and will most likely continue to taunt all from annomius locations.

                        Ser Jayland Day
                        Awakener Guildleader

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                        • #13
                          Tis a shame that I had to see this post. I hoped that Destini's Ball would go without a hitch.

                          To the person whom insults Manuelo's Honour: I am utterly disgraced at your apparent lack of sense. A person whom insults Manuelo or Destini, insults me. End of story.

                          Jacicus Solambia
                          Courtier of Castle Marrach
                          Doctor of the Royal Healers
                          Retainer to Lady Sinvy
                          Fellow of the Royal Collegium

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by VoiceofVengence
                            I suggest you take time to look around you, and notice the hands sticking out of the honey pot.
                            Amusing, very amusing. I laughed for quite a bit at this. Something about seeing the Nurse as a honey pot, and hands sticking out. Amusing.


                            Originally posted by Jacicus
                            Tis a shame that I had to see this post. I hoped that Destini's Ball would go without a hitch.
                            It did. It just had an itch, instead.


                            Originally posted by Jacicus
                            To the person whom insults Manuelo's Honour: I am utterly disgraced at your apparent lack of sense. A person whom insults Manuelo or Destini, insults me. End of story.
                            Well then, I would prepare to be insulted a lot during your stay here.

                            If you would all excuse me now, I have to go scratch an itch. In a honey pot. Still amused.
                            simply signed:

                            VaD

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                            • #15
                              It seems you don't know a lot about me, do you?

                              Well then, I would prepare to be insulted a lot during your stay here.
                              I have been here for just over two years and I have made a lot of friends. I am suprised though.

                              Mayhaps later.

                              Jacicus Solambia
                              Courtier of Castle Marrach
                              Doctor of the Royal Healers
                              Retainer to Lady Sinvy
                              Fellow of the Royal Collegium

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