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...uhm... [Jan. 4th, 2005|03:22 pm]
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gearhead
[mood |blankblank]

Sad login statement cut to save the sanity of those who can't hack tablesCollapse )

So.

Where's everybody else at?
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Head Extracted... [Dec. 30th, 2004|09:12 pm]
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gearhead
[mood |frazzled]
[music |30 Seconds To Mars - Mission]

Some folks around here may know about my eternal battles with Burnout.

I've been dealing with it for oh.. going on two or three years now.

I solved it.

More or less.

I know WHY I kept getting so frustrated, aggrivated and in general fed up with everything.

I promise that it didn't have anything to do with anyone here. It had a lot to do with me, and my actions elsewhere. The things I chose t do, not because I liked them, but because I told myself that it needed to be done.. and then told myself I would like them as I got into them further. If there's anything that I've learned from this, it's that I'm really good at lying to myself.

I'm back.

I'm a little addled. A little singed around the edges. But I'm back.

If there are no objections, of course? ^^;
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(no subject) [Dec. 18th, 2004|12:52 pm]
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reynardfox
[mood |lovedloved]
[music |Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne]

Happy holidays to all of blackgate!

-- Citan, Fer-de-Lance, et al.
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Characters and other things. [Dec. 15th, 2004|01:29 am]
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nightambre
As due to Copperhead (philia)'s post prior, we have the game up, but we've been rolled back to October.  This, unfortunately, makes idlenuking rather difficult, as we have no accurate way in order to throw an idle purge without waiting for another RL month and start pruning.

So, I have a request of you all.  This will be cross-posted to the MUX as well.

Please toss *Staff an @mail of those characters whom you do not wish to keep.  We will compile a list from there, post it in order to double check it, then purge the characters.

Only do this if you want to get rid of characters.

A month from now, we will check again and do an honest idle-purge.


Also, things will be going down in the next few months in regards to Black Gate's IC future and theme.  To be up front, we are planning, at the very least, a Time Jump.  Why a time jump? Becasue there are things we wish to institute to the game, but feel would take too long to incorporate it in real time.  This also gives both staff and players to trim the fat as it were (Grid changes, character changes, etc).  The Time Jump allows the Staff to put changes into place, and the player base to adapt their characters to those changes without the awkwardness of having to go /through/ those changes.  If that makes sense.

Becasue we are going to be making some drastic changes to things, again, I'm asking (PLEADING, even. Pretty please with a cherry on top I'll even give you a lap dance completely naked if you do) for those of you to send me an @mail with input.  WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE.  What kind of factions? What kind of areas?  Monsters, Bad guys...w ahtever.  Do not limit yourself.  Just keep in mind that some things Staff might sit there and blink at and go 'Abuh'?  Example: Asking for us to do more things with, say, the Elves, when really, the players themselves should be working with that is sort of going to get an 'Abuh? *headscratch*' reaction.  Staff tends to deal with the Major factions only.  The branch factions (Agency, Pirates, etc) tend to be handled by the PC Faction head.

So, that's TWO @mail requests

@mail *Staff for character purging. 
@mail Rattlesnake for Ideas for Future BGM STUFF.

Thank you. <3
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IT LIVES! [Dec. 15th, 2004|12:39 am]
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philia
..... Does Blackgate MUX.

Unfortunately, the database was a touch old, toward the end of October. If you log in and find anything missing, or yourself even missing (and let's hope not), please drop a @mail with *Staff, and we'll get on it as soon as possible. ^_^

-- Copperhead
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Heimdall Revisited [Dec. 13th, 2004|09:13 pm]
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solar_exalted
[mood |stressedstressed]

God, this sucks. I admit, I've held off for a couple days, hoping I could think of a way to get this to work better, and, sadly, because I feel unbelievably fucking guilty over all this. I still think I should have been able to prevent this, but regardless, Heimdall's recovery efforts, heroic as they were, were in vain. We're still reaosnably certain the HD platters still hold the data, but I even convinced my dad to swap out the HD controller cards to try to get it to work, and it simply refused to run. I'm afraid the old Heimdall drive is no more.

As of this moment, I have already installed and brought up minimal DB's on the three central MU*es on this server (Ginzuishou, Final Fantasy, Black Gate), and I can easily bring up any of the others upon request. I'm not sure if other people possess backups, so they may be restored--I DID have my own backups, but not only were they old, but I cannot locate them. I strongly suspect they were wiped when I had to reconstruct my own computer. Like I said, this whole damn thing is noone's fault but mine.

Which brings me to my next point--reconstruction. I owe one effing HELL of a lot to everyone. I don't think there's ever going to be any way that debt will be repaid, to tell you all the truth, but I will do anything asked of me with regards to the reconstruction, if people wish to go that route. I'm not much of a coder, but I can build and write, and it's the very least I can do.

The MUXes I mentioned earlier all have guest systems up and running, and any and everyone who had a character should feel free to drop by and pcreate themselves. I realize we do not normally allow pcreate at login, but for the first couple weeks (or until the respective headwizzes decide to put and end to it) I'm leaving it on to streamline things a bit.

In any case, please accept my abject, humble apologies for the total suckage that is Heimdall right now, and I'll try to be on as much as I can, to talk and do what I can to help...that translates to early evenings EST, pretty much, since I have work.
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Heimdall server update [Dec. 8th, 2004|11:16 pm]
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isaaru
A brief conversation with morguen via AIM yielded a current status of the Heimdall server's situation. Currently all attempts to recover have been unsuccessful. The drives took significant damage due to the power outage. solar_exalted still has another chance to recover everything, but the odds of it being successful are unknown, and will remain unknown until this weekend when he has an opportunity to work on it at length.

Keep an eye here for further updates, and be sure to spread the word to anyone who is effected by this. Sorry, folks, I wish I had better news. :/
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heimdall update. [Dec. 8th, 2004|11:13 pm]
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bastardized
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]
[music |...]

    Heimdall Update [08 Dec 2004|11:08pm] from isaaru's journal

    A brief conversation with morguen via AIM yielded a current status of the Heimdall server's situation. Currently all attempts to recover have been unsuccessful. The drives took significant damage due to the power outage. solar_exalted still has another chance to recover everything, but the odds of it being successful are unknown, and will remain unknown until this weekend when he has an opportunity to work on it at length.

    Keep an eye here for further updates, and be sure to spread the word to anyone who is effected by this. Sorry, folks, I wish I had better news. :/
skfdhhk

Hang in their my doves. ><

--Black Mamba
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Downtime explained [Dec. 2nd, 2005|06:11 pm]
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solar_exalted
This is a repost of the message on my own LJ:


Okay, here's the deal. Since I reformatted my C drive some time ago and I don't have the faintest clue where the links are to the individual MU* sites, I'm posting here about Heimdall's current status. I just wish I wasn't so much in the dark as I currently am, but I'll share what I know.

Sometime before my dad and I got home from our respective jobs Wednesday (which was, I guess, around 5:15 EST), we and everyone else on our grid managed to lose power. I have no notion why we lost it or how, but it wasn't just our house, so I would have thought we could just boot the machines back up and be on our way.

Unfortunately, that's not the case. Power came back on Thursday around 2:30, and while I powered up all the machines, of course (and thanked whatever gods there may be--Thursday night was in the 30's or so), Heimdall and Balder did not come up as planned. After some tests and fiddling, it appears as if Heimdall is reporting its HD to be about 10K in capacity, along with a number of other irregularities. For the record, it's unlikely we've actually lost any data, although I'm still keeping my fingers firmly crossed, just in case. It's much more likely a power surge fried the motherboard, and everything else is fine, even if we can't access it yet. Either way, Heimdall will be down for a little while, while we endeavor to replace the motherboard. Tomorrow, before I get taken to work, I'm going to ask my dad and see if he can't switch the HD to another physical machine, to at least test the HD and make sure it's alright. Tonight is a no-go, however; both my dad and I are busy at various places for tabletop games. Either way, we'll be back up and running as soon as humanly possible.

One more thing--I do not have IRC and will not get it (It's forbidden around here, a big security hole), but since I've spoken to a number of people on Black Gate and FFMux inside Starcraft, I'll be hanging out until my friends arrive tonight (around 9-10 EST) on the FFMUX channel on US West, since that was the usual place. If you have questions, drop by there, or if you don't have Starcraft, feel free to reply here. I'll be checking back here periodically.

I do have work tomorrow until 4 or so, but once I get home I'll be glad to get back online and see if I can be there to talk. I wish I knew if we will be able to get a new motherboard, but things are pretty well up in the air right now, we may have to do some testing and make sure that's the problem before we spend any money.
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2004|08:16 pm]
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koma_chan
Blargh! o_o

I can't get onto BGM! Anyone else having this issue? O.o;
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