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The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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Forums REversion

The cloud server that hosts the main Skotos web site and the forums experienced a hardware failure on Saturday morning that unfortunately led to severe database corruption. Several attempts to restore it failed.

This led us to our backups, but the timing was a bit unfortunate. Since the failure occurred on a weekend morning, we didn't see it until after a new backup occurred, which contained the corrupted data, and which removed our previous daily backup. This forced us to our weekly backup, which was unfortunately at the end of its time: six days old.

So, the forums are back, but we had a six-day reversion.

This should not have affects on the rest of the site, since the majority of our data is saved in our main-user-database or our games, all on remote machines.
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  • Rules Regardling Relationships and Newly Hatched

    It has come to our attention that as Staff we need to take a more active role in developing proper and appropriate game play within the environment. Having said that the first step we are going to take is establishing rules in character and out of character.

    We have decided that every character newly created will be given a 45 day period where they are free from physical or romantic relationships, and pressures from other characters and players. This is to protect new players from being sexually solicited during a period they are adjusting to the game mechanics and the game environment. Non-sexual romantic relationships would be considered an ic offense, while sexual solicitations would be considered both as an ic and ooc offense.

    In other words, you can still feel free to RP a romantic relationship with a new character, but simply don't make it public to the authorities. And it is an ic issue, not an ooc one, so there are no staff punishments for disobeying this rule.

    However, sexual solicitations to newbies within that 45 day period would be considered breaking an ooc rule.

    It is our greatest goal as a community to create a friendly and welcoming environment for new players to develop their niche within the game. These rules are being put into place for that sole purpose.

    New players and characters are also to be alerted of this in character and out of character as they are being asked to not pursue such things before their 45 days. Not only will this create protection for players and characters it will initiate more community role play, rather than pairing off respectively.

    If your character engages in these things before the 45 days you will get -one- and only one warning from staff. Please consider this post as your initial warning, and you will only receive two warnings total. If, after being warned by staff, you engage in this, your account will be suspended for one month, wherein you are unable to log on to the game.

    Also, we'd like to stress that sexual solicitation, conversation or role play in public game space is frowned upon by staff regardless of a character's age. Please keep these sorts of subjects in private.

    If you have any questions about this please file an @assist or page a Story person.

    We thank you in advance for complying and aiding in developing another great skotos game.
    Last edited by Lazarus; 09-15-2008, 09:35 PM.
    Storyguide Sarafina

  • #2
    Just want to stress the following: every character newly created will be given a 45 day period this includes Alts.
    Last edited by Lazarus; 09-15-2008, 09:33 PM.
    First Patient of Mendus
    Manchester's 'Accident Prone' Patient

    SPCade "And by we I mean Nyx"
    PL: Fionn (Fionnghuala)
    CM: Finella
    ICO: Thera
    LC: Belle Griffin


    The Underground Starts Here!

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    • #3
      After much debate at tonights meeting, some changes have been made, which I am sure Lazarus or Sarafina will be adding or editing the above post ....

      edit : Never mind I see she did...
      First Patient of Mendus
      Manchester's 'Accident Prone' Patient

      SPCade "And by we I mean Nyx"
      PL: Fionn (Fionnghuala)
      CM: Finella
      ICO: Thera
      LC: Belle Griffin


      The Underground Starts Here!

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      • #4
        *salutes in militaristic fashion* Sirs yes sirs! I hear and obey sirs!

        (ooc: Blame my Damien Omen II Sergeant Neff fetish...)


        What are YOU lookin' at?!?!

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        • #5
          Don't forget to look at the IC posting regarding this information:
          Matters of the law, by Lt. Meyar
          First Patient of Mendus
          Manchester's 'Accident Prone' Patient

          SPCade "And by we I mean Nyx"
          PL: Fionn (Fionnghuala)
          CM: Finella
          ICO: Thera
          LC: Belle Griffin


          The Underground Starts Here!

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          • #6
            I would also like to clarify some points, as there was some confusion regarding this new rule.

            Relationships that don't involve sexual solicitation that occur during the 45 day waiting period is simply an ic infraction. It's not a staff rule or anything. And characters can choose to ignore this rule, if they so choose, as with any ic law.

            Characters that existed before this rule was put in place are being 'grandfathered in'. We don't expect existing new characters to break up relationships, since this rule wasn't in place when such a relationship was created.

            The main point to all of this is simply to protect newbies, and allow them to get oriented to the game properly.

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            • #7
              *pokes his head in through the skylight* Anyway to slap a wrist-mounted underage checker on the wrists of MoS workers? Seeing as, being very scarce myself, it can be hard to keep track of who's new and how new they may be. (Doesn't necessarily have to show their full age, just whether or not they're under the 45 day rule)
              - My two creds

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              • #8
                We have the age checker in the Hatchery Console - command is _scan my neck_. That way everyone can use it if you aren't sure of your exact date of creation. If it is someone that you haven't known very long -even if they claim to be years old- it might be a good idea to check just to be on the safe side.
                First Patient of Mendus
                Manchester's 'Accident Prone' Patient

                SPCade "And by we I mean Nyx"
                PL: Fionn (Fionnghuala)
                CM: Finella
                ICO: Thera
                LC: Belle Griffin


                The Underground Starts Here!

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