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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 Talent Show

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  • A Talent Show

    I was in my own little world, think as any normal human would (Am I really that normal?) and I thought 'Wouldn't it be cool to have a talent show?'

    Any suggestions okay, and praise for the idea is also nice, I just really want opinions


    Strength to your quests

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


  • #2
    It sounds quite interesting! Though, what did you meant by "Wouldn't it be cool"? I am uncertain I got that part.

    Umichan
    :: Awakener, Battle Guild Preceptor, Friend of the Muse ::

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    • #3
      Considering the castle is surrounded by snow, ice and wind it certainly would be "cool."

      What kinds of talent would you be looking for?

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      • #4
        I have one, I have one!!
        I can't say what because I don't want anyone to steal my idea..
        sign me up

        britta

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        • #5
          Sign ups

          Make a sign up to Sharlotte, she'll organize it all, thanks everyone!


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

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          • #6
            Britta,
            Two words: Sunset Room
            Two More: Last Eve.

            Kindly,
            Yaoi Oren Tachi
            [Signed with a simple yet all too elegant and over-the-top Y]
            .::Y::.

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            • #7
              Yaoi
              that was my thought exactly
              provided I get to be on top

              britta

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              • #8
                Britta,

                Thats a good thing, as long as I get to be on the bottom, I'm happy.

                Kindly,
                Yaoi Oren Tachi

                [Signed with a simple yet all too elegant and over-the-top Y]
                .::Y::.

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                • #9
                  Of course Yaoi, I couldn't imagine you anywhere but.

                  warmly,
                  Britta

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                  • #10
                    Who should we get to be in the middle? Even more who'll accompany me on the bottom, we need a couple really ~strong~ guys down there...

                    Kindly,
                    Yaoi
                    [Signed with a simple yet all too elegant and over-the-top Y]
                    .::Y::.

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                    • #11
                      i am sure there will be no end of willing volunteers dear yaoi..we don't even know when or if the show will be

                      britta

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                      • #12
                        If there are enough volenters, i'll hope to host it in the middle of December, maybe around 3 late bells...

                        I'm just hoping there are enough people willing to do something

                        Remember, send all apps to Sharlotte, here is what you have to write on the scroll (You can also e-mail me at ChopWormy@aol.com - if you dont trust the scrolls)

                        Name
                        What you want to do
                        Prefered time to do it

                        Strength to all your quests

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

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                        • #13
                          So what is our next order of business Britt.. do we...
                          • Collect new volunteers then send in our application
                          • send in our application and then seek volunteers
                          • I send it in
                          • you send it in
                          • We both send one in and pray it doesn't confuse people?
                          • Or we give it up and go as a duet and do a song/dance routine ?


                          Kindly,
                          Yaoi Oren Tachi
                          [Signed with a simple yet all too elegant and over-the-top Y]
                          .::Y::.

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                          • #14
                            I would be more than happy to assist you, good page Britta...
                            I'm not quite sure what you are speaking of;
                            But I some consider me a "strong" man...
                            And I am definitely big..., quite tall, at that.
                            Originally penned by Dionar
                            Ryot was a mistake, and it was corrected. Threads have been locked because the conversation degraded into personal attacks and name calling.

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                            • #15
                              why thank you Dear Ser Ryot, you sure have come in handy. I will need to discuss it with my talent show partener of course, but I can not imagine he would have any objections.

                              Page Britta

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