Multiple Downtimes for All Games [Updated: Rest of Phase 1 Times]

Unfortunately, the whole computing world is facing a major crisis right now thanks to Intel and other major processors missing critical security flaws in their architecture. As a result, our ISP is doing a set of emergency updates to all of their hardware. We are getting about a day's notice on this, and we're told that they're going to need to patch each machine multiple times, which very inconveniently means multiple downtimes.

Our TEC and GR games have always been the most vulnerable to downtime, so I'm going to take the care to cleanly shutdown and restart those.

GR: Sunday, Midnight (all times are PT) DONE
TEC: Monday, 10PM

Expect the games to go down 10 minutes before the downtime, to be safe.

The other games tend to be cleaner, so I'm going to let them restart on their own:

Lovecraft: Monday, 9PM
Lazarus: Monday, 9PM
Web Site: Monday, 11PM [this will affect all logins & usage of the new TEC client]
TEC Client: Tuesday, 9PM
USERDB (site login): Tuesday night, midnight

The upgrade windows have all been less than 30 minutes to date, so you can expect games and/or services will be back up within 35-40 minutes of the hour.

I believe this is now a complete list of the first phase of updates, but there will be a second in the near future.

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    I bought a basic account a week ago, if I wanted to upgrade to premium do I get charged the 30.00 and basically pay twice?

  • #2
    Yep, sucks.
    VOTE!!! TMS

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    There, I saw Neptune himself demonstrating Hypnoticus Pirate Style.
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    Hypnoticus and I remember a time when those that wield tridents were gods among mere mortal men.


    • #3
      Turns out, you only get charged the difference!


      • #4
        Originally posted by Zenerai View Post
        Turns out, you only get charged the difference!

        Wouldn't make sense otherwise.


        • #5
          Originally posted by PrinceIX View Post

          Wouldn't make sense otherwise.
          You must be new around here.


          • #6
            Originally posted by PrinceIX View Post

            Wouldn't make sense otherwise.
            Well, I was actually expecting to be only charged the difference when actually that is not what happens. You still get charged the full cost of premium which is what I was hoping to avoid at the time. The money becomes a "credit" that gets applied to your account after your basic account expires. In the eternal-city I gained premium status immediately though. Also, you do not get the storypoints until the credit is applied.

            If any one was wondering.