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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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New Skotos Client - Grendel's Revenge Beta Release

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  • New Skotos Client - Grendel's Revenge Beta Release

    The new Skotos client is now open for beta testing Grendel's Revenge at

    This client works in all modern, up-to-date browsers, and while it's not yet fully optimized for mobile devices, it generally works on them as well (though you'll likely want to turn off the left sidebar for mobile use).
    It is also Skotos's most customizeable client yet, with many options exposed through the CLIENTPREF command (currently with a placeholder UI).

    The client is still under development, but it should be usable without issue for most players. If you encounter any issues with the client, please @report them or note them in the forums.
    Wyrhtan, Grendel's Revenge GameMaster

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    I have an extensive list of macros. Is there a way to just import the Mozilla macros I use?


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      Thanks Wyrhtan! This is great news and should allow me to play more often!
      Japes point towards Studgrob. A single point of light flashes from the middle of Studgrob's body, then starts growing larger until a great dome of bluish-white energy consumes him and his surroundings! 999999 points of damage! Studgrob roars a final time before dying

      Japes says, "Ninja minotaurs in love."
      Japes flails.

      Synchar: Toastah!
      Toasty: o.o
      Toasty: OMG, IT'S A SYNCHAR.
      <Toasty thwacks you with a rolled up newspaper.>

      sgp NO LAG! *can't breath* *starts to turn blue*
      StoryGuide Damocles responds, "Just calm down. Maybe it's the start of great things."


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        The new client feels great so far. Thrilled I can play in Chrome. Hopefully will pop my head in more often now. I still think allowing 2 character slots for free accounts would see more people come back, though.
        Marx the Lich
        Rykon the Dwerger


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          Reporting two bugs.

          First, if popups are not enabled in Chrome the client link redirects to a page reminding one to enable popups, with a link to manually load the client if one does not wish to do so. This link always loads The Eternal City's client, regardless of what game was selected on the previous screen.

          Second, the @report command does not seem to be accessible from the new client even after enabling popups.
          Serenity is passion.
          Knowledge is power.