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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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Blackvine Revelry July 31st 9:30 pm est

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  • Blackvine Revelry July 31st 9:30 pm est

    A lazy river winds its way across the top of the
    poster, sandy shores intrude into the edges of
    the water while docks spread wooden fingers into
    the murky depths. Flames lick along the sides to
    outline the announcement pictured in the middle.
    Ornately illuminated letters form an arch at a
    middle bow of the riverbank:

    Blackvine Revelry and Harvest Celebration!

    When: Approximately two and a half months from
    Palut's end. [July 31, 2130 Eastern]

    Where: Blackvine, meet at Vetallun Crossroads
    for an escort. We will be stopping at the shrine
    under construction to pay respects.

    Why: The BVM is sponsoring this celebration to
    honor the Blackvine area, showcase the wonderful
    contributions this port town provides and give
    praise to the bountiful blessings of Ereal at
    harvest time.

    Contests for fishing, gathering, and story-
    telling about Blackvine. Win fantastic prizes!
    Have tremendous fun while feasting and drinking!
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