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Multiple Downtimes for All Games [Updated: Rest of Phase 1 Times]

Unfortunately, the whole computing world is facing a major crisis right now thanks to Intel and other major processors missing critical security flaws in their architecture. As a result, our ISP is doing a set of emergency updates to all of their hardware. We are getting about a day's notice on this, and we're told that they're going to need to patch each machine multiple times, which very inconveniently means multiple downtimes.

Our TEC and GR games have always been the most vulnerable to downtime, so I'm going to take the care to cleanly shutdown and restart those.

GR: Sunday, Midnight (all times are PT) DONE
TEC: Monday, 10PM

Expect the games to go down 10 minutes before the downtime, to be safe.

The other games tend to be cleaner, so I'm going to let them restart on their own:

Lovecraft: Monday, 9PM
Lazarus: Monday, 9PM
Web Site: Monday, 11PM [this will affect all logins & usage of the new TEC client]
TEC Client: Tuesday, 9PM
USERDB (site login): Tuesday night, midnight

The upgrade windows have all been less than 30 minutes to date, so you can expect games and/or services will be back up within 35-40 minutes of the hour.

I believe this is now a complete list of the first phase of updates, but there will be a second in the near future.

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  • Happiest Birthday to Odjit!!!

    We are all so lucky you were born!!!! Have a great day and thanks for making this game great!
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    happy birthday!!!!!!
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      Happy Birthday
      to a special lady on a special day!

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        ooooo happy birthday!!!!!

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          Happy birthday odjit!!!! You are the best. Ever

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            Happy Birthday!!!
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              Happy birthday, lovely! Thanks for your uniqueness, creativity, and patience. I hope the year is full of awesomeness for you cuz you deserve it!
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                Happy Birthday, Oldjit. ^.^

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                  Happy birthday!!!

                  (Obviously, everyone knows: You're THE BEST!!!)

                  Thanks for every everything!
                  Sassa Elvari,
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                  Poetry is the art of falling in love with minutiae.
                  Debate is the art of wielding one's mind and tongue.
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                    Thanks for the birthday wishes, guys!
                    StoryPlotter Odjit
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