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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.

Shannon
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  • A ghost in the city

    Some may have heard the rumors of a ghost appearing at the courier station in Newtown.

    The past few days some of us have seen this ghostly red fox clad in a purple jacket, howling in a spooky tongue and floating just above ground. He seems to have once been a valet at the Rinaldi manor, as he can at times also be seen at the dining room gathering beverages, and apparently tried to serve tea to Dame Isidora di Rinaldi. For now we have been unable to communicate with the apparition, and from our past encounters he seems to be harmless.

    Anyone who feels they may be of assistance is welcome to contact me or Dame Isidora for more information. We are also particularly keen on speaking with representatives of the Church and those well versed in the arcane, as they will perhaps have more insights on this occurrence.

    With Honor,

    Squire Callais du Chalon
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