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Posted February 28th, 2024 at 03:35 PM by truth
Hey everybody, this is @Xorlof . We've just gotten word that the service we use to host our server is going to be discontinued next month. This came as a surprise to us. We've hosted Heroscapers there for many years.

We're still going to be here for y'all, as always, but because of the short notice, our migration to a new hosting service will be less orderly than we'd like. We'll work to minimize any disruption, but at the very least there will be a couple of periods of slowness during the next few weeks. Nothing extreme--but eagle-eyed longtime users may sometimes notice an extra quarter second or so for a page to load. There will also be one or more nights where during the early AM hours (US Central time) we may have the site down for a while to test some aspects of the migration. During those times, there will be a page in place explaining the situation.

This loss of our hosting provider comes at a time where we were getting very close to having our long-awaited new site launch. We've been working on it silently for a long time and are excited to shake off some of the cobwebs of the current site. Today's news may push that launch back a couple of weeks--we're not sure at this point--but you can still expect that in the very near future. If you'd like to beta test the new site, send me a PM and I will add you to a list for when we open that up.

-xorlof
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TheAverageFan's Avatar
I guess better to have this occur now rather than during the NewScape launch when traffic will be higher.

~TAF
Posted February 28th, 2024 at 11:05 PM by TheAverageFan TheAverageFan is offline
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Taeblewalker's Avatar
Agreed.
Posted February 29th, 2024 at 03:26 AM by Taeblewalker Taeblewalker is online now
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Sherman Davies's Avatar
Thanks for the heads up Xorlof, and thanks for all your work behind the scenes.
Posted February 29th, 2024 at 08:43 AM by Sherman Davies Sherman Davies is offline
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TGRF's Avatar
A new site eh? Sounds interesting. I'd be interested in helping you test it out. PM sent.

~TGRF.
Posted February 29th, 2024 at 03:33 PM by TGRF TGRF is offline
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mariogolbee's Avatar
Thank you.
Posted March 2nd, 2024 at 05:43 AM by mariogolbee mariogolbee is offline
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Hahnarama's Avatar
Is the data breach of 2/29 on Scapers related to them shutting down?
Posted March 2nd, 2024 at 09:20 AM by Hahnarama Hahnarama is offline
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A site relaunch? SWEET!
Posted March 3rd, 2024 at 01:03 AM by TalesOfValhallaOfficial TalesOfValhallaOfficial is offline
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Scapemage's Avatar
Wow, NEW site? This is more good news than bad. AND Heroscape.com is alive again? What a world.
Posted March 3rd, 2024 at 02:14 AM by Scapemage Scapemage is offline
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chas's Avatar

Keep On Truckin'

Xorloff,

We appreciate all that you do! Keep on truckin', baby!
Posted March 3rd, 2024 at 08:55 AM by chas chas is offline
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Lord-IVD's Avatar
Will try to ride out the storm during the transformation. Your favorite lurker lol.
Posted March 4th, 2024 at 09:16 AM by Lord-IVD Lord-IVD is offline
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Nukatha's Avatar
New site? While I do have some typing issues on mobile devices on the current vbulletin, I hope it remains nice and basic html.
Posted March 5th, 2024 at 11:10 AM by Nukatha Nukatha is offline
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GaryLASQ's Avatar
Migrations are never fun. I'm thinking about all the links in posts that reference other threads and posts based on their sequence IDs... Good Luck!
Posted March 5th, 2024 at 02:36 PM by GaryLASQ GaryLASQ is offline
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Dad_Scaper's Avatar
Ooh, cool. I want to see the new site! I'll be your guinea pig! PM sent.
Posted March 27th, 2024 at 08:50 AM by Dad_Scaper Dad_Scaper is offline
 
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