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Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:30 pm
by Jenalya
I'm posting this on behalf of the administrators, game masters and senior developers of themanaworld:

GHP wrote:As of March 9, 2013, The Mana World is changing to a different host. As a result, the game, forums, and wiki will be unavailable from 16:00 UTC. The IRC server and neglected Mantis Bug Tracker will be discontinued, in favor of our recovered channels on FreeNode and github issues, respectively.
During the downtime (which ideally would be about an hour, but could be worse), communication will still be available on irc://chat.freenode.net/#themanaworld. Please have patience. We'll do our best. Asking when the server will be up again won't make it faster :)

We, the senior Developers and GMs of TMW, have chosen unanimously, and after deep consideration, to leave our current host (Platinum) and provider (Platyna). We believe this will provide a better gaming experience.
Our new host will provide:
  • A virtual machine (good for portability in case we ever need to move again).
  • A linux distribution that is more familiar to game admins.
  • An active system administrator, and sufficient assurances in case he ceases to be active with TMW.
  • A deliberate separation between owning the host machine and making the rules. We'll publically post our rules for the distribution of power later.

Last but not least we all want to thank Platyna for the years she hosted this server and the time she invested. We wish her all the best in her life and studies.

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:18 pm
by Matt
Drama! Well, thanks Platyna for hosting TMW the last 8 years! It was far better than Ultramichys server or Elvens homecomputer ;)

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:04 am
by EJlol
Thank you for hosting us! I had a great time the past years in TMW :D .

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:53 am
by Ginaria
All Pinkies and me like to say thank you too for hosting lovely Manaworld so long time :) i love being here, to play with friends, to have little fun and to drive GMs wild :P

I wish you good luck for finishing your studies :)

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:17 am
by Chicka-Maria
Thank you Platyna for hosting TMW for the past 8 years, It was well appreciated. Ill never forget the trivias and the spawn partys you made :)

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:38 am
by Piateluca
Remember to go to test server while main is off, and test a lot :mrgreen:

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:59 pm
by o11c
Piateluca wrote:Remember to go to test server while main is off, and test a lot :mrgreen:


And be aware of the known bugs: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=17068

And if you *do* manage to crash one of the two servers ... please don't immediately go and crash the other one by doing the same thing. Someone did this the other day by typo'ing a GM command.

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:43 pm
by BoomerTheKran
Thank you so very much Platyna for hosting all this time! You're awesome! :)

Will the server's info in game client need to be updated to a new server or will we be keeping same resolve(server.themanaworld.org)?

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:51 pm
by o11c
BoomerTheKran wrote:Will the server's info in game client need to be updated to a new server or will we be keeping same resolve(server.themanaworld.org)?


That's the DNS setting, which will change (though it may take some time to propagate).

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:17 pm
by Crush
o11c wrote:
BoomerTheKran wrote:Will the server's info in game client need to be updated to a new server or will we be keeping same resolve(server.themanaworld.org)?


That's the DNS setting, which will change (though it may take some time to propagate).

You might want to publish the IP of the new server or an alternative hostname you set up earlier so that those whose nameservers still need time to synchronize can play earlier.

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:53 pm
by Qwerty Dragon
Platyna,
Thank you for hosting The Mana World, your time and money that went to it.
From, Questy

Edit:
Even though we do not really know each other, I feel bad that there is controversy over the relocation. I discovered TMW while it was hosted by you and it is one of my favorite things on the internet. It has made me (and by extension you and all The Mana World contributors) interested in free and open source issues.

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:47 am
by o11c
I've discovered an unknown corruption in today's SQL snapshot. Wednesday's backup is fine. I will try hard to get and transfer an uncorrupted version, but in the worst case the forums/wiki will be rolled back 3 days.

Game data is not affected.

Edit: took another snapshot, and it doesn't seem corrupted.

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:13 am
by prsm
Thank you Platyna, for the years hosting!

Because of you, I have meet great people and thoroughly enjoyed the gaming experience!
This is not good bye, but it is a move on. May your studies go well and your life bring your dreams!

Although we never talked, I walk away from this glad our paths crossed.

Prsm

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:30 pm
by WildX
Thank you Platyna for your great contribution to this project!

And as you said yourself not long ago:
Platyna wrote:[...][this game] is another piece of OSS that proves the people from all over the world can work toghether, have fun, and ignore big evil corporations that wants to over control over everything including our entertainment. We are from many countries, we have different personalites, some of us are strict, some are ironic, some like to cause fuss - but we have to learn to work toghether.

I am leaving this for you to consider.


Regards.

Re: Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:02 pm
by o11c
migration complete