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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: 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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Reduce SP Reward Prices

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  • Reduce SP Reward Prices

    Grendel's Revenge has less than 20 regular players, only a few of which are willing to pay for a premium account, or to buy Storypoints.

    Currently, the price of a custom race name (i.e. Anuu the "Archivist" Lich) is 250 SP. That is, either 5 months of Premium (at 29.95/month X 5 months) comes out to $149.75, or Purchase SP (at 50 SP X 5 purchases) comes out to $124.75.

    I would love to have a custom race name and a custom description, but the cost of SP and SP rewards is "Too damn high". I, and most people, am not willing to shell out over 100 dollars to buy an SP reward at such a high cost when there is hardly anyone to notice such a change. The best days of GR only have 5 or 6 individual Players.

    Again, I would LOVE to have one or both of these rewards, and I love GR, but I cannot afford all those StoryPoints.
    Originally posted by Usuichii
    Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.


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    There are already plans in the working to both reduce the cost of SP options and to possibly implement a TEC-like system of RP points (or GRPs, if you will.)

    But while GR is operating at less than full capacity, we believe temporarily reducing the cost of all SP options by 50% sounds fair.


    Disclaimer: We may alter or remove this at any time. All sales are final. No sales tax in Wisconsin. Limit 100 reductions per customer. Available only while supplies last. Svyn smells.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pence View Post
      There are already plans in the working to both reduce the cost of SP options and to possibly implement a TEC-like system of RP points (or GRPs, if you will.)

      But while GR is operating at less than full capacity, we believe temporarily reducing the cost of all SP options by 50% sounds fair.


      Disclaimer: We may alter or remove this at any time. All sales are final. No sales tax in Wisconsin. Limit 100 reductions per customer. Available only while supplies last. Svyn smells.
      I feel the need to clarify a point: Everyone smells. Svyn smells like lilacs and roses while Pence smells soapy and jealous.

      "Operating at less than full capacity" means "As long as the game is 'lightly supported'" meaning that once Grendel's Revenge is considered a fully supported Skotos game again, the pricing will return to normal.

      Or if Svyn gets angry at all of the requests he's having to fulfil, the prices might go back to full price (or higher, depending on anger level.)
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        Thank you all so many lots! I can't believe how well this was taken.
        Originally posted by Usuichii
        Anuu, Master of Scrolls. All of them.

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