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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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  • What's Shaking?

    I have played on and off since the year 2000. Character names don't matter.

    I haven't -really- played since about 2012, at least not a well-rounded character since then. I've played a few one-person TEC-type characters, but none that I've really developed. It's been a couple of years since I've even done that at this point. Haven't used the forums in... I honestly don't remember the last time I've done more than skim them.

    I'm feeling the pull again. Is there any point to it? I don't suppose anyone has a story line they are working on that could use another character?

    I see they have developed a new client, which is great (if it functions well) and there are still some events happening.

    I have GoogleTalk - tmitchmcdermid@gmail.com; also have Skype, but will only give that out via PM, as I also use that particular account for my work.

    The TEC community was my family for a long time. If nothing else, I hope everyone is doing well.

  • #2
    Welcome back, PM me if you're interested in a life of crime.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ArchMagi
      figures that those who want to do criminal stuff, want to arrange things ooc, and oog...
      Let's not turn this into one of those threads, please.

      I don't suppose you have some sort of a story line you're working that could use another character?

      I don't need/want tons of details. Generalities will do. Trying to get some creative sparks flying so I can -really- play if I should decide to do so again.

      Is there still any RP going on? That's what I want. Something to really use my imagination, get away from some of the mundane real-life crap that we all face, if only for a half an hour or so on occasion.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my initial post and respond in some form, though. I'd just rather keep things positive, if we can.

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      • #4
        Nah, I don't really play that kind of game, but there's lots of in game stuff that more people could get involved in, that doesn't require pre-meditation... just jump in and ask around, or listen, stuff pops up often. Make some friends, be somebody. Even if that someone becomes the villain.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ArchMagi View Post
          Nah, I don't really play that kind of game, but there's lots of in game stuff that more people could get involved in, that doesn't require pre-meditation... just jump in and ask around, or listen, stuff pops up often. Make some friends, be somebody. Even if that someone becomes the villain.
          Thanks for the serious response. I appreciate it.

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          • #6
            As I told The_thief, I should have posted some time ago. Really, just putting down firmly what I want to do has helped spark my imagination.

            I've come up with a new backstory for a character. Aside from what I think is a solid backstory, I agree w/your opinion of no premeditation; I don't want to step on anyone's style or any of their characters' history. But I have an idea of who I'd like my character to be when they first arrive to The Eternal City, at any rate.

            I hope there is enough left to sink this into. Will have fun finding out, I guess.

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            • #7
              As long as you're not arriving fresh off the boat, and calling yourself a prince of Remath, should be fine... if it fits the game.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArchMagi View Post
                As long as you're not arriving fresh off the boat, and calling yourself a prince of Remath, should be fine... if it fits the game.
                Well there goes that idea.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tmmcd View Post

                  Well there goes that idea.
                  Yeah, I already took that one. Long lost brother come to kill me for the future throne?

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                  • #10
                    Hey, do it if you want, but might want to research Remath first, and know what a prince should do (if a prince is even possible) I was making an eggarated joke.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ArchMagi View Post
                      Hey, do it if you want, but might want to research Remath first, and know what a prince should do (if a prince is even possible) I was making an eggarated joke.
                      I was joking too. LOL

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ToothlessRebel View Post

                        Yeah, I already took that one. Long lost brother come to kill me for the future throne?
                        In proper soap opera style, long lost twin brother who you didn't realize existed until 3 seconds ago.

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