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Co-Lo Stability Problems

Unfortunately, our co-lo had some stability problems Friday morning.

First up, they lost all of their connectivity to the facility that holds all of our games. This took them about 40 minutes to diagnose and a bit longer to restore.

Much more astonishingly, they rebooted all of their machines (which means all of our machines) while they were fixing the problem, with no notice. This probably had minimal repercussions on the SkotOS games (Marrach, Ironclaw, Lazarus, and Lovecraft). There may have been a rollback of an hour or two.

TEC and Grendel's Revenge are more troublesome. TEC will suffer a rollback of 10 hours, to midnight (PT) last night, since the unannounced reboot happened one hour before the next backups. GR suffered a more complete failure. We're being forced to restore the entire machine from its backups, then we'll need to restore the game from the backups stored within that backup. The lineup of dates look promising (which is how we laid them out, 'lo these many years ago), so the hope is that we'll only suffer a 7 hour rollback, to the 3am (PT) game backup, but it's a bit dicey at the moment.

Apologies for the inconvenience; we're now making sure everything is stable, and we're looking into whether our most recent upgrades to TEC will support increasing the backups to every 6 hours.

Edit: The GR problem is proving even more intractable than hoped. As best I can tell, our colo is still having some issues because I can't boot the first restore I made of GR and I can't build a new node either. I expect this will just clear when they get their act together, but in the meantime I'm not able to get GR back online until they fix these problems.
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Grendel's Revenge Free Accounts

On December 15th of 2012, Grendel's Revenge enabled free accounts for play. This announcement is following in the suit of TEC's own free account announcement, serving as a reminder to any new or returning players that are browsing the forums.

For all the details about what free accounts are, look no further than here:

In order to log into GR for free, simply visit this page to sign into your Skotos account (ignoring any subscription notices it may give):

Then click the following link for Zealotry/Firefox:

Or this link for Alice/Internet Explorer:

Problems? Questions? You can email the GR staff group at
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Anyone out there at all?

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  • Anyone out there at all?

    Netze here, some of you might have heard of me. (Netze the Pharaoh Mummy, Jeremiah the Lich, Puzz the sphinx) there -anyone- left? I logged in a little while back Nothing was around. At all.

    Is anyone around here either?

    Weird coming back here so many years later. A career, wife and kids later.


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    The following were online yesterday (In addition to whatever alts they were switching between)

    Merihem the Afreet, Smarmy the Giant, Netze the Pharaoh Mummy, Blue the Dracolich, Anknut the Bugbear. In the past month or so I have also seen Kega the Minotaur, and Draggy the Cerebus. I have not listed known alts.



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      I was around pretty consistently for a month and a half, mostly in off-hours due to time zones, but I've been consumed by revisiting a different MUD. I'll always come back to GR but as long as I have to pay money to be able to play both my main and my alt in an otherwise dead game, I don't see myself being online all that much. There's just not a whole lot of reason to play a social like Marx. If I could access Rykon I'd definitely play more because at least with a WM there's a sense of progression.
      Marx the Lich
      Rykon the Dwerger


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        The Wind Of Death


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          Lurking indeed seems to be the order of the day... but I am around every so often with a character or two. Don't keep the account active but every so often, I'll resubscribe for a month on a lark. Cyrria is my free character so I play her more often than the rest.
          Serenity is passion.
          Knowledge is power.