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Downtime Report: Wednesday Night

We had an abrupt and unannounced downtime for all games and services starting sometime after 9pm PT on Wednesday evening. This was due to a massive power outage at our cloud computing facility of the sort that redundant systems are supposed to ensure never happen. After about an hour they were able to diagnose that the power was out. It took a few more hours for them to start restoring service.

At this moment, everything is back up except for Ironclaw and TEC. At the rate they're restoring things, I hope those will be back up in the next 15-30 minutes, but it's entirely in their hands.

As is typically the case with a sudden reboot, TEC and GR have to be rolled back. This is already done with GR. The TEC rollback should be just a few hours due to the more recent backups recently instituted, but I need to get the machine back before I can verify that.

Update: Ironclaw and TEC are now back too. The TEC rollback was 2.5 hours, from 9.30pm PT (when everything crashed) to 7.00 pm PT.
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  • Welcoming to new players?

    Over the years, I have introduced several new players to the game. Some have taken to it, others... not so much. But over those years, it has become more difficult. Logging into the game has become nearly impossible. Over the last week, i've had to walk people through just getting to the game. Java client? rarely installed. ActiveX? What is that? oh, doesn't work. Zealotry isn't even an option. Why is it there? Flash,best option for likely working, but it's at the bottom! Who would get that far?

    We wonder why new player count has dropped. It's hardly even a question anymore, I like the flash client, and Orchil is real nice but really, the game style is out of date, but the ability to play it shouldn't be.
    Blame Skotos.

    Signatures should not exceed the length of this.

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    Orchil is in beta, but it's also new, meaning your concerns are being addressed, and once Orchil is finished being in beta, it will have been addressed.

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    • #3
      I have have only 1 issue with Orchil, and that has been with extended play sessions after a game backup. Sometimes it slows down on input so a quick refresh when possible takes care of that issue
      Originally posted by Dyro
      Good RP is consistency.
      Originally posted by Cloudy
      Shiloboy wins.
      Fatality.
      Keep up the good work.

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