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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: http://forum.skotos.net/showthread.php?t=95655

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): https://www.skotos.net/user/login.php

Then click the following link for Zealotry/Firefox: zealotry:@GrendelsRevenge.skotos.net...login/Zealotry

Or this link for Alice/Internet Explorer: http://grendelsrevenge.skotos.net/mo...in/alice.shtml

Problems? Questions? You can email the GR staff group at grendel.staff@gmail.com
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GR down until further notice [GR Up]

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  • cjmccoy
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    Agreed, some kind of compensation would be welcome, but no rings...way to many rings. Other kinds of supreme magic armor or weapons would be nice.

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  • Smarmy
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    Originally posted by cjmccoy View Post
    It would be nice to see an influx of people once GR is back up, I certainly hope that is the case. I would however be sad to see more people jump ship like I did a few years ago. Guess either way I'm gonna stay playing. It would be super nice if some kind of compensation were offered to current players for the loss of time and favor. Doesn't have to be huge compensation, something as simple a magic ring, armor, weapon would make me happy.

    Anknut the hopefully still Dwerger

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    It would be nice to get some kind of update on the progress or lack there of re the game.
    Glad you won't jump ship. I was thinking about how this happened before when you were playing (and possibly teasing you of being jinxed). A compensation is definitely called for here. BUT, no magic rings! There are SO many magic rings in the game that we could build a mountain with them. Other supreme magic armor or something else special I am all for.

    I also want more frequent updates on progress. After all, I am a GR junkie.... I needs my GR!!

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  • cjmccoy
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    "What are people's thoughts on the outage? It seems like there's at least one active clan, so any outage time at all stinks... but maybe if more people start actively playing right after the outage it'll be a blessing in disguise? I seem to remember similar things happening once or twice in the past... What are people's thoughts?"

    To OP. Tbh I am a bit miffed. The last time I was around and something like this happened years ago was just before GR became a "lightly supported" game. There was a huge tarfu event and the game was down for several days. When the game was brought back, the roll back wasn't hours, but weeks. As a result I lost three characters, including a tier 4 that was two levels away from t5. I was so upset I rage quit until about 2 weeks ago when I came back to try and work on getting a t6 wm and join Scoundrels lair for some rp. Its been fun being back and getting to know some old and new monsters and their players. It would be nice to see an influx of people once GR is back up, I certainly hope that is the case. I would however be sad to see more people jump ship like I did a few years ago. Guess either way I'm gonna stay playing. It would be super nice if some kind of compensation were offered to current players for the loss of time and favor. Doesn't have to be huge compensation, something as simple a magic ring, armor, weapon would make me happy.

    Anknut the hopefully still Dwerger

    P.S.
    It would be nice to get some kind of update on the progress or lack there of re the game.

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  • Smarmy
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    Still Waiting

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  • Cyrria the Lich
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    Originally posted by Cyrria the Lich View Post
    Today, 04:17 PM
    Originally posted by ShannonA View Post
    Today, 04.19 PM
    Well, we certainly know that you're paying close attention. Thanks for the update!

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  • ShannonA
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    Just to offer an update: yes, still down. Our backup service for the machine is still not accessible, and we need it to rebuild the machine. This morning, our co-lo FINALLY started looking into the problem. Last update, which said still looking, was about an hour ago.

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  • Cyrria the Lich
    started a topic GR down until further notice [GR Up]

    GR down until further notice [GR Up]

    From the announcement on the forum homepage:
    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.
    So, apparently GR is down until further notice. A bit of bad timing for me, as I'd just renewed my alt account, but hopefully it will be up before long.

    What are people's thoughts on the outage? It seems like there's at least one active clan, so any outage time at all stinks... but maybe if more people start actively playing right after the outage it'll be a blessing in disguise? I seem to remember similar things happening once or twice in the past... What are people's thoughts?
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