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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A Final Farewell

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  • A Final Farewell

    Hey Guys!

    I wanted to take a minute to let you all know that I will be retiring from the game. In all honestly I have valued every moment I have spent with this game, through the good times and the bad.
    In a lot of ways this game has saved me from myself more times then I can recall. It was definitely an escape at times but I wouldn't trade a second of it. There are way too many people to thank in the 17+ years I have played, so instead of writing a 3 page essay of names and characters, I will say that anyone who interacted with Flar changed and molded him and I valued every single interaction with each and everyone of you. It's been a long haul and a part of me already misses it, but I feel the time has come to move on. Thanks guys, it was a blast.

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  • #2
    Elowynn has feelings? Damn I might still have a chance.


    • #3
      Flar its been years since our two Characters have interacted much but I always liked your style kick ass at whatever you decide to to next!


      • #4
        Good luck & take care, Flar!
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        • #5
          It's always hard to see a piece of TEC history leave the Game world. Take care bud and enjoy your next adventure.


          • #6
            It feels like a lifetime ago, the times when I used to bump into Flar in game. Take care!