Hey guys – I was aware that the site was in maintenance mode for 24 hours or whatever it was. I had a few kind souls let me know that the site had gone into maintenance – just to put your minds at ease, if you see a maintenance message actually appear, it’s because I turned it on deliberately because something is broken. Actual emergencies such as fatal php errors, 404s, etc, please report to me ASAP. You can always reach me using: Admin (@) vanguardofnorrath (dot) com.
The thing that was broken yesterday was the forum plugin, and I finally decided to just open the whole website back up again and lockdown the forums to read-only mode until I can get our new forums running. I did this because I am currently in the slow, painful process of downloading all of the data from the old forums and will need to move that data by hand into the new forums on the database side. It will take a few days, most likely, if not longer, so I wanted at least some part of the site to be working.
Until the new forums are up – more about those later (they will be a major change from what we had, but eventually for the better (I hope)) – I needed to stop any new stuff from being put on the old forums because anything posted there between time-Syb-downloads-data and time-Syb-opens-new-forums will be lost. Also the old forums are a MESS. Seriously. Go look.
In the meantime, you can still leave questions and comments here, contact me at the address above, or email Ori using GM (@) vanguardofnorrath (dot) com. And of course, find us or mail us in-game.