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.