Downtimes: June 24 - July 2nd

We've got another batch of shutdowns coming in late June and early July, so that the machines can be repaired for the newest bug, the ZombieLoad CPU bug.

In general, the Genesis games (Grendel, TEC, TEC-Test) all have reboots scheduled for the absolute middle of the night, so I'll be taking each down the previous evening at midnight and bringing them back up the next morning at 9am.

The SkotOS games have always been more robust about reboots, so we'll let them reboot on their own, though there's some chance for an ~2 hour data loss. In any case, I'll be checking them after the 2-hour window when I can, though Marrach has a middle-of-the-night reboot, so that'll be the next morning.

The UserDB and Web reboots will cause some downtime for the entire site, but again they will hopefully come up cleanly.


- Shutdown Grendel (late Sunday 6/23)

- Startup Grendel (early Monday 6/24)

- Shutdown TEC (late Monday 6/24)

- Startup TEC (early Tuesday 6/25)

- Check TEC Client (9pm Tuesday 6/25)

- Shutdown TEC-Test (late Thursday 6/27)

- Startup TEC-Test (Friday 6/28)


- Marrach (Monday early morning 6/24)

- Ironclaw (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Lovecraft, Lazarus (Monday 8pm-10pm 7/2)


- UserDB (Monday 10pm-midnight 6/24)

- Web (Sunday 9pm-11pm 6/30)
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Military Title Shuffle

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  • Military Title Shuffle


    Due to some OCD on my part, we have changed the military ranking titles. This has been implemented for a month or so and bad on me for not making this post earlier. This change did not effect the numeric rank that players have been advanced to via the favour system excepting 'Worn' titles, if they were high enough to 'wear' one.

    The intent of this change was to make the title progression more in line with 'traditional' military rankings. As an example, in most systems a Sergeant Major is the most senior 'enlisted' or blue collar rank. Someone with this rank would not have been senior to Captain which is generally considered an 'Officer' or white collar rank. We also tried to align the ranks with their civilian counterparts so that the 'officers' or 'noble' ranks started at the same point. Example - Knight is the first noble rank, whereas Lieutenant is the first officer rank. Historically, the officers would also come from the nobility (or folks wealthy enough to buy a commission) so this made sense... in our minds at least.
    Rank Civilian Rank Old Military New Military
    1 Slave None None
    2 Serf None None
    3 Freedman None None
    4 Yeoman Private Private
    5 Burgher Lancepesade Lancepesade
    6 Thane Lance Corporal Sergeant
    7 Gentry Ensign Sergeant Major
    8 Armigerous Gentry Lieutenant Chief Warrant
    9 Knight/Dame Captain Lieutenant
    10 Baronet/Baronetess Sergeant Major Captain
    11 Baron/Baroness Brigadier Major
    12 Viscount/Viscountess Major Colonel
    13 Count/Countess Marshal Brigadier

    Example 1: You were an Ensign which is rank 7 and has the civilian equivalent to Gentry. With the change, you are still a rank 7 but your rank is now Sergeant Major.

    Example 2: You were a Sergeant Major and at Rank 10, the civil equivalent to a Baronet. With the change, you are now ranked as a Captain. You should now have Captain as a title option.

    We did NOT adjust the favour points required to move from one rank to another.

    We have been doing spot checks to ensure that folks titles changed but if you see or know of an issue for yourself or someone else, please @ assist.

    SG Athos
    Last edited by StoryGuideAthos; 10-03-2018, 01:40 PM.

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    I appreciate the rework.

    Not the least of the reasons why being the normalization of rank titles.

    The old one was a mishmash of navy and army ranks and looked a little tacky. The new pure army version looks neater.