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The Great Skotos Split Is Here [UPDATED]

The long-planned Skotos split is here. We are going to be separating Skotos into the four games that we're passing off to individual players (Marrach, TEC, the game formerly known as Ironclaw Online, the game formerly known as Lazarus Sleeping), and in the near future the core Skotos site will shutdown.

Here's how it will work:
* On Monday, we will turn off the ability to make any purchases through the main site. This will be the end of credit card purchases for Skotos games.
* We will run final automated credit card purchases on Tuesday morning. This is typical, in that our regular subscriptions are always set to run on the 1st through the 28th.
* On Wednesday, we will begin converting the games over to the new auth server that I've been working on for the last month and a half. All data will be converted over from the moment I grab the database. This means that all of your account information, including all payments (but not including any credit card information or Paypal information) will be duped to all the games: you'll be able to play any of them for the time you'd previously paid at the main Skotos site.
* We'll then start integrating the individual sites for each game with the new stand-alone setup.
* And likely I'll be resolving bugs in the auth server that only turn up through extensive usage.
* Meanwhile, we'll start handing off games to the individuals who will be running it in the future. I'm at this point over the time I'd initially committed to Skotos by a bit more than three weeks, but I'm expecting I'll need to offer support a little into May to make sure everyone is running well and that I've helped Christopher, Skotos, and the game leads deal with any intricacies of the hand-off.
* We'll request that all games remove all information from users who didn't stick with their game within a year.

I hope this will go as smoothly as possible. There will surely be bumps in the road. In particular, expect some random downtimes on Wednesday, when I convert over the games to the new servers, and expect the potential for problems on *next* Thursday, when I see how things work in the new setup.

A Few Updates as of 5/3:

1.) Castle Marrach, TEC, and Allegory of Empires are now split out from the main Skotos UserDB, which is the first (and biggest) step in separating these games. Multiversal Revelations will follow on Monday.

2.) Each site has a new login page of the form login.itsdomainname. This is the proper place to login to that game, and where you should access all UserDB functionality. Anything you do on the main Skotos users pages will no longer be reflected. Yes, that means you should be using the new pages to update your accounts, purchase months of play, and purchase subscriptions. Credit card payments are no longer possible, but Paypal is.

3.) Skotos is still running the games as of this moment, but they'll be transferred to the individual teams by this time next month.

4.) We've had some problems with credit cards continuing to run on the older UserDB system. We've refunded any bills that went through on the main system following the split, and apologize for the inconvenience. The plan is to turn the old UserDB off tomorrow, so that will absolutely stop the bills at this point. If you were accidentally billed, do note both that the amount was refunded the same day AND it isn't reflected on the new systems. [And as of Monday morning, those old charges seem to have been halted entirely.]

5.) We've discovered that about 20 accounts have credits of various amounts of them. This is a concept that is no longer supported in any meaningful way on the new UserDB, so we'll convert those credits to days of play at the most generous ratio.
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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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    Okay, I know not many of you know my character, But for those that do know Vayr, I will be leaving very soon and for a long time. I am heading to Afganistan to fight off the terrorists that oppose the elections. This will be my second combat tour, and hopefully the last. I just wanted to let those that care know. I should return within 6 months or so. My grattitude goes out to all those who support the men and women that fight for our country, and to stop the tyranny in other countrys that connot defend themselves. Thank you for supporting us. I will see you all again soon enough. Take care, and god speed. * feels the grendel withdrals kicking in* * tiwtches*
    " Evil thinks not to beguile us by unveiling the terrible truth of it's festering intent, but comes, instead, dissguised in the diaphanous robes of virtue, whispering sweet-sounding lies intended to seduce us into the dark bed of our eternal graves"

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    Hooray for the good guys. Glad someone in the world is taking charge, and helping millions stay free.

    Read a while back in time magazine, that over 10 million in afghanistan registered to vote when the registrations were opened, and terrorists hijacked a bus, and killed everyone on it that had a registration card.

    Everyone thought that the country would be paralyzed with fear about registering for this new thing called democracy and choosing freedom over fear.

    In the week that followed, seven million more flooded the registration offices to sign up, sick of the fear controlling them.

    Im proud of you guys, avoid the paintballs with all you are
    (inside "joke" about war being like paintball, but reality sets in later.)

    Take care man.
    I am a passionate, deeply feeling person. My posts reflect my emotions, my posts reflect the intensity of what I believe.

    If you dont like it, Let me know and I will be glad to P.M. you some suggestions with what you can do with yourself.

    Brecan says to Jinn the Hydra, "Go away. Nobody likes you."


    • #3
      See you, dude. Take care.
      <Zetsu the Vampire grumbles: [ GR's like meth... you try it once and for the next 10 years you're still hooked to it no matter how bad it gets ]>


      • #4
        Take care, fight the good fight we are all proud of our soldiers.


        • #5
          The rationale always changes but the fights stay the same...
 come back in one piece.
          For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.


          • #6
            Be safe, and give em hell Besides your good at that. And give the wife my reguards, I know this is hard for her as well. Take care of yourself, and for god's sake be careful. You will be missed by the ones who knew you best. ;_;


            • #7
              If you're gonna fight, at least don't die. Die for something that's worth a life.
              Current Monster: Nadriel the Hydra

              "It's easy to criticize someone who generates an idea, assumes the risk."


              • #8
                Thank You for all your support. And yes, Arcinite, I will remember those who truly know me. I should be heading out in a couple of days. I just wanted you all to know that your support really means a lot to me. * smiles and waves goodby * I will be back befor you know it.
                " Evil thinks not to beguile us by unveiling the terrible truth of it's festering intent, but comes, instead, dissguised in the diaphanous robes of virtue, whispering sweet-sounding lies intended to seduce us into the dark bed of our eternal graves"


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                  God bless you man. Stay safe. I support you and appreciate you 100%


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                    May the gods and goddesses be by your side the whole way through, take good care and we will see you when you get back.

                    ~ Nala the Lich ~
                    We see that which is there, that which I can show you, is entirely something else.