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Old 02-13-2012, 01:46 PM
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Grendel's Revenge News

ShannonA posted this in the GR forums

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, Grendel's Revenge unfortunately underwent a catastrophic crash. This simultaneously corrupted both of our "live" copies of the database. In looking through our backups, we then discovered that those had been systematically corrupted going back several months due to a problem with the backup routine.

After discussing this issue, we came to the conclusion that we are unable to support Grendel's Revenge in its current state. This is due to its very small user base (just 13 users) and the fact that it's run on a foreign code base, with the company who wrote it (Worlds Apart) no longer in existence. Unfortunately, this type of catastrophic crash is the result of those two factors in combination.

We briefly considered whether we should just shut down Grendel's Revenge. Ultimately, we decided that because we do have the bandwidth, computers, and general infrastructure to support the game, we were willing to restore it, but only with some changes in how we represent the game.

So, Grendel's Revenge is now back, in a restore from last summer. However, we are also acknowledging that it is an unsupported (or at best lightly supported) game. We'll keep it running, but it's no longer going to be a game that gets brought immediately back if it crashes during a weekend or evening. We also aren't willing to make promises of its long-term stability given the very limited attention we can provide, due to its user base.

Because of this change in support, we going to be making Grendel's Revenge available for free as soon as we are able. As long as Grendel's Revenge remains unsupported, it will also remain free. And, if we decide to start charging again, it'll be because the community has grown and we're once more willing to promise a higher level of support.

An engineer who has since left the company did the initial work to add a free flag for our games. We've got a query out to him on how to update Grendel's Revenge to the same system, and we're going to make the change as soon as we hear back from him and/or we contract him to do the work. However, this all means that the timing is somewhat outside of our control. I hope we'll have it done within the next month.

We will still have standard and premium accounts available for the game. Our GMs have even talked about adding some new benefits to to the Standard accounts in the future. If you want to contribute to the costs of the bandwidth of Grendel's Revenge, its computer, its storage, etc. by paying for an account (even after we have free accounts online), we encourage you to do so. However, as soon as we're able we'll have a totally free account that has all the advantages of a standard account today.

Given the largescale rollback and the changes to our support of Grendel's Revenge, we understand that many current players will be disappointed. I apologize for that; this reassessment of Grendel's Revenge is clearly something we should have done awhile ago. We hope you'll stay to continue playing the resurrected game, but if not we understand.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:49 PM
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Free TEC account + free GR account = WIN.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:17 PM
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I hope TEC hasn't had a series of goofy backups or was created by that foreign Worlds Apart.

Oh wait.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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I hope TEC hasn't had a series of goofy backups or was created by that foreign Worlds Apart.

Oh wait.

That's just what I was thinking.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:32 PM
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Yea that's scary. I wish I had been playing GR..heard they got some storypoint love.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:17 AM
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I swear, if tec has a mega crash and they have to do a backup from over a year ago.. I quit.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:26 AM
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I would love it if it was from like two years ago..that would be so awesome.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:02 AM
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I would love it if it was from like two years ago..that would be so awesome.
Actually.. I wouldn't mind that, overly, either.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:03 AM
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Me either, Riz would have a tongue and would still know knives.

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:07 AM
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More importantly, Aernus the Asshole would still be alive.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:08 AM
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lul..we could go back and relive that drama...would be hella fun.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:17 AM
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More importantly, Aernus the Asshole would still be alive.
It makes me wonder. If you could do it all over again? Would you have played him any differently?
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:26 AM
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It makes me wonder. If you could do it all over again? Would you have played him any differently?
Hey, while we're at it, let's go back four years.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:32 AM
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Four years? Sheesh! I think Kender would of still been a staver at that point.

I'll take that.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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It makes me wonder. If you could do it all over again? Would you have played him any differently?
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