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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    Just got back in town tonight, and over the next day or so I'll send a few personalized greetings to some people, but I did want to let people know in general I'm back. I'm also not entirely sure who all is in town right now, so if you don't get a missive right away from me and you were reasonably sure you were among my best of friends, please don't be insulted. I'm a bit overwhelmed being back and have much to catch up on.

    ~ Thais The Rabbit ~

    OOC: Names are a bit of a jumble in my head right now, and some people I want Thais to write to, I the player simply can not bring to mind how to spell or the like. So hopefully over the next few days I'll see people on the who and what not and think "Oh ya that's one of the people I wanted to write."