Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

Where game and project announcements are made.
User avatar
Jenalya
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 718
Joined: 22 Sep 2010, 20:28

Relocation of the Mana World Services - March 9th 2013

Post by Jenalya » 07 Mar 2013, 20:30

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.
Matt
Knight
Knight
Posts: 1747
Joined: 07 Aug 2004, 11:47
Location: Germany->Bavaria

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

Post by Matt » 07 Mar 2013, 23:18

Drama! Well, thanks Platyna for hosting TMW the last 8 years! It was far better than Ultramichys server or Elvens homecomputer ;)
User avatar
EJlol
Developer
Developer
Posts: 1077
Joined: 06 Sep 2005, 09:42

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

Post by EJlol » 08 Mar 2013, 00:04

Thank you for hosting us! I had a great time the past years in TMW :D .
User avatar
Ginaria
Novice
Novice
Posts: 420
Joined: 28 Oct 2008, 16:22
Location: Planet of the Pinkies

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

Post by Ginaria » 08 Mar 2013, 07:53

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 :)
User avatar
Chicka-Maria
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 1531
Joined: 19 Feb 2010, 03:10
Location: Internet

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

Post by Chicka-Maria » 08 Mar 2013, 10:17

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 :)
Yubaba
TMWC Member of The Mana World
[19:41] Ladysugar: he told me to push a setzer up his rear
http://themanaempire.webs.com/ - The Mana Empire Guild Website
Alexander Pope wrote:No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
User avatar
Piateluca
Novice
Novice
Posts: 190
Joined: 19 May 2011, 02:50

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

Post by Piateluca » 08 Mar 2013, 11:38

Remember to go to test server while main is off, and test a lot :mrgreen:
User avatar
o11c
Knight
Knight
Posts: 2262
Joined: 20 Feb 2011, 22:09
Location: ^ ^

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

Post by o11c » 08 Mar 2013, 18:59

Piateluca wrote:Remember to go to test server while main is off, and test a lot :mrgreen:
And be aware of the known bugs: http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopi ... 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.
Former programmer for the TMWA server.
BoomerTheKran
Peon
Peon
Posts: 47
Joined: 11 Dec 2010, 22:07
Location: Kentucky, USA

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

Post by BoomerTheKran » 08 Mar 2013, 19:43

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)?
This IS a sig
User avatar
o11c
Knight
Knight
Posts: 2262
Joined: 20 Feb 2011, 22:09
Location: ^ ^

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

Post by o11c » 08 Mar 2013, 19:51

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).
Former programmer for the TMWA server.
User avatar
Crush
TMW Adviser
TMW Adviser
Posts: 8046
Joined: 25 Aug 2005, 17:08
Location: Germany

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

Post by Crush » 08 Mar 2013, 21:17

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.
  • former Manasource Programmer
  • former TMW Pixel artist
  • NOT a game master

Please do not send me any inquiries regarding player accounts on TMW.


You might have heard a certain rumor about me. This rumor is completely false. You might also have heard the other rumor about me. This rumor is 100% accurate.
User avatar
Qwerty Dragon
Novice
Novice
Posts: 205
Joined: 06 Jun 2011, 18:53

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

Post by Qwerty Dragon » 08 Mar 2013, 22:53

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.
Last edited by Qwerty Dragon on 10 Mar 2013, 10:16, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
o11c
Knight
Knight
Posts: 2262
Joined: 20 Feb 2011, 22:09
Location: ^ ^

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

Post by o11c » 09 Mar 2013, 00:47

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.
Former programmer for the TMWA server.
User avatar
prsm
Game Master
Game Master
Posts: 1327
Joined: 24 Mar 2009, 18:18

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

Post by prsm » 09 Mar 2013, 04:13

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
Let's judge each man by his actions, not his color.
User avatar
WildX
Development Producer
Development Producer
Posts: 1165
Joined: 07 Aug 2010, 15:13
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

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

Post by WildX » 09 Mar 2013, 14:30

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.
User avatar
o11c
Knight
Knight
Posts: 2262
Joined: 20 Feb 2011, 22:09
Location: ^ ^

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

Post by o11c » 09 Mar 2013, 18:02

migration complete
Former programmer for the TMWA server.
Post Reply