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FORUMS ARE BACK!

Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 18th, 2007, 2:17 am

Everyone:

Our deepest apologies...the forums were sacked tonight and we have no idea what happened. The investigation will continue as to the cause, but at least for now we're back up. A few people have emailed us with concerns over the safety of the game- don't worry! These forums are hosted offsite on a separate server. No computer in the studio was affected.

The biggest problem is that our last forum database backup was over two weeks ago, so we lost a few accounts and some posts!! :oops: We have learned our lesson and will do backups more frequently.

As you can see, we also lost our color scheme after the restore, so it'll be a few days before we get that back.

Again, we're very sorry!

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Post by Rollor » January 18th, 2007, 11:50 am

Wow tough luck.. Hope you will find whos resposible and put them to justice!!

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 18th, 2007, 4:10 pm

This looks to have been caused by a failed update from earlier in the evening. Long story short is I updated the forums software but didn't have the smarts to back-up the database first, and since I work from multiple computers I didn't immediately check on the success of the update from the computer I performed the update from (hey, it seemed like a flawless automated process every other time I did it!) :? Apparently the update failed to complete itself and subsequent forum activity caused the database to crumble.

Live and learn. :oops: We now have safety measures in place to prevent this from happening again.

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 19th, 2007, 11:22 am

Testing...

We will be playing around with different forum skins (again) for the next couple weeks, so if you log on and see some odd graphics here and there just ignore them.

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 21st, 2007, 11:11 am

New graphics and color scheme finished today- you may need to clear out your browser's cache to load new icons. Please report any anomalies. Thanks!

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 21st, 2007, 11:19 am

Crap.

I just realized that we lost everyone's avatars when restoring the forums. :x I can't possibly apologize enough for the hassle this has caused....

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Post by Elveronion » January 21st, 2007, 11:46 am

Mine was one of the accounts deleted!! :P no big deal. I like the new forum look.

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Post by Gallifrey » January 21st, 2007, 2:53 pm

Liking the new colour and graphic scheme! Very nice.
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Post by Grayth » January 22nd, 2007, 12:08 am

Glad to see the forums back!

I've been lurking a bit. Good to see the progress! Looking forward to a game that isn't as complicated as a lot of them out there today.

Keep it simple!

Thanks for all your work.

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Post by Rollor » January 22nd, 2007, 2:58 pm

Uhh new skin :) Looks nice, great work :) Though it was your own fault you had to do it :P

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Post by BasiliskWrangler » January 22nd, 2007, 3:05 pm

Yeah, thanks for rubbing it in. :wink:

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Post by screeg » January 22nd, 2007, 5:24 pm

I like the new skin. It's unusual, but classy.
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Post by Rollor » January 23rd, 2007, 1:56 pm

BasiliskWrangler wrote:Yeah, thanks for rubbing it in. :wink:
Thats what im here for :P

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