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TC & TC3 Offline Dec 4th - VERY IMPORTANT

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Today at 3 pm PST, we are taking both TC & TC3 offline. We do not expect downtime for TC3 to be longer than one hour. However, TC will not be coming back online.

    With this downtime, we are backing up both TC & TC3. What does that mean to you? If you are a TC3 player, nothing you do tonight will be saved. So... don't do pet pulls because until tomorrow we will truly be cheetah deletahs. You can, of course, keep playing in TC3 when it comes back online, but everything will revert back to how your house and sim was right as we went offline at 3 pm today.

    Edited to add: Here we go guys!!! Are you as excited as I am?
     
  2. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    *screams* Merge is coming!

    Thanks Parizad
     
  3. MandiK

    MandiK Guest

    I squealed outloud!! How exciting! YAYYY!
     
  4. <blockquote><hr>


    With this downtime, we are backing up both TC &amp; TC3. What does that mean to you? If you are a TC3 player, nothing you do tonight will be saved. So... don't do pet pulls because until tomorrow we will truly be cheetah deletahs. You can, of course, keep playing in TC3 when it comes back online, but everything will revert back to how your house and sim was right as we went offline at 3 pm today.

    Edited to add: Here we go guys!!! Are you as excited as I am?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Im confused, go figure...LOL. So, when it comes back up after this maintenance, everything we do in TC3 will mean nothing until when, tomorrow after morning maintenance or after the usual Wednesday update?
    And, yes I am excited! [​IMG]
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    a little scared
     
  6. Isimsalotta

    Isimsalotta Guest

    The merge is coming! The merge is coming!!! YAY! My TC sims will have friends again!!! Hip hip Hooray!! The merge is coming!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Merge?

    Is this the merge?

    *OMG* I hope so!!! YAY!!!!
     
  8. sedusa,

    No that is my fault. I was talking very quickly to Parizad. What we are saying...

    "If anything gets corrupted between after the back up and after the merge then it is gone" So have fun tonight in TC3 when I open it back up. But I wouldn't pet pull [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Lee
     
  9. Nope Merge tomorrow.

    Lee
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    sedusa,

    No that is my fault. I was talking very quickly to Parizad. What we are saying...

    "If anything gets corrupted between after the back up and after the merge then it is gone" So have fun tonight in TC3 when I open it back up. But I wouldn't pet pull [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Lee

    [/ QUOTE ]

    So...what we do in TC3 tonight will be saved unless there's a problem with the merge? In which case it might not? [​IMG]
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the info Parizad!! [​IMG]
     
  12. Keep It Real

    Keep It Real Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    sedusa,

    No that is my fault. I was talking very quickly to Parizad. What we are saying...

    "If anything gets corrupted between after the back up and after the merge then it is gone" So have fun tonight in TC3 when I open it back up. But I wouldn't pet pull [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Lee

    [/ QUOTE ]

    So...what we do in TC3 tonight will be saved unless there's a problem with the merge? In which case it might not? [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Think of it like a "checkpoint" for a potential "system restore point".
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    soooo, skills earned, money made. hours of visitors?, nothing will count at all? it will just revert to 3pm pacific time on Tuesday? Is that what this is saying?
     
  14. I don't know...I kind of took it as...if you work and make money it stays, as long as no problems with merge....if there is a problem and they have to backup...it's lost, as they go back to 3pm pst today... hope that's how it is [​IMG]) Sedusa and I have to work, lolol
     
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    i was just reading what Parizad said, it WILL revert back to 3pm Tuesday pacific time....
     
  16. Guest

    Guest Guest

    If you are a TC3 player, nothing you do tonight will be saved.

    that seems clear, doesnt it?
     
  17. yes, but i also read this later....

    sedusa,

    No that is my fault. I was talking very quickly to Parizad. What we are saying...

    "If anything gets corrupted between after the back up and after the merge then it is gone" So have fun tonight in TC3 when I open it back up. But I wouldn't pet pull

    Cheers

    Lee
     
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    oh em gee oh em gee. &lt;--- thats me being excited.

    srsly. I went to log on and saw both down and ran directly here [​IMG]
    Well not ran literally... more like opened a tab on firefox but w/e.
     
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    you may have read that later, but it seems there are two versions of what will happen, it was very clear that parizad said :
    You can, of course, keep playing in TC3 when it comes back online, but everything will revert back to how your house and sim was right as we went offline at 3 pm today.

    so what quote is correct??? or do we just guess at what everyone *meant*?? can someone who KNOWS please give us some kind of answer??? (instead of wel meaning other sims who are guessing just like i am?)
     
  20. well....maybe i'll be safe and just skill tonight....if i lose a few skill points, ugh...no biggie
     
  21. Lee is one of the devs, so I do believe he know what he's talking about.
     
  22. Like KIR said, it's a sort of 'system back up/restore' thing. The merge will use the backed-up TC3 files from today only. So anything you do in TC3 tonight once the city's back on-line - skill, make money, redecorate, yadda yadda - will not be there after the merge, since these actions were not done BEFORE the back-up was created and thus will not in the back-up. So no point in doing anything really, except go to the Pub for a beer tonight lol... [​IMG]








    Reason for edit: SimTripps needs a Stratics spell-checker lol...
     
  23. Gee....that sounds cool...if you drink beer...which I don't...lol
     
  24. MandiK

    MandiK Guest

    I cant wait to get back in! I dont know why, Im just excited LOL
     
  25. NightFlyer

    NightFlyer Guest

    Maybe you all should read the tso-e blog.
     
  26. Exciting! Can't wait to see the outcome. I'm sure it'll be interesting nonetheless.
     
  27. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    After Test Center 3 has been backed up I will re-open the city to the public. This back up will be the final back up before Test Center is merged. If there is any form of data lose during the merge we only have up until 3:00 PM PST on 12/04/2007.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    From the Blog Post about the closing and backup of TC &amp; TC3.

    In other words, this is the restore point if they *need* to do a restore. Anything done between 3pm and the restore will be lost, but only if they need to restore.....if they do *not* need to restore the game, then everything you do from this point is good.

    That is why it is suggested you do not pet pull tonight. [​IMG]
     
  28. MandiK

    MandiK Guest

    Thanks Gilly! That cleared it up [​IMG]
     
  29. Test Center 3 is back online

    Test Center is tucked away sleeping.

    Lee
     
  30. Monkeybear

    Monkeybear Guest

    TC's been taken off the city select screen and stratics homepage [​IMG]
     
  31. Guest

    Guest Guest

    A moment of silence for TC ..

    ok.. i'll like pour booze on the ground gangsta style for it later.
     
  32. Guest

    Guest Guest

    oooh i was right to be scared it errored on me b4 log in waaaah
     
  33. <blockquote><hr>

    A moment of silence for TC ..

    ok.. i'll like pour booze on the ground gangsta style for it later.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    werd...
     
  34. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ok now its doing that 3 hour verifying thingy ....yawns
     
  35. Guest

    Guest Guest

    ugh nope it did some verifying then it error again
     
  36. lil old lady,

    Where you logged in B4? We literally shut the cities down and restarted them.

    Lee
     
  37. Working fine for me - yipeee all very exciting! Well done Devs! Good on ya!
     
  38. Guest

    Guest Guest

    still not working
     
  39. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Houston we may have a problem lol... getting the error updating the updater and then not being able to connect to the server
     
  40. Autumn Grace

    Autumn Grace Guest

    Same problem here...

    I am able to get back into TC3, but, I cannot update to go into AV. I get an error connecting to the server.
     
  41. Guest

    Guest Guest

    still getting error updating maybe its that north of the river thing again get in ya car lee quick
     
  42. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I've been informed that Lee is talking with DBA's right now
     
  43. Shelann

    Shelann Guest

    Same problem for me too. Poop! [​IMG]
     
  44. <blockquote><hr>

    Nope Merge tomorrow.

    Lee

    [/ QUOTE ]

    But this is the 'official' countdown to the merge?

    YAY! Ok we have to wait til tomorrow but I have to say that this is almost like waiting for Santa.

    I'll be hanging here all day tomorrow! (Could someone keep my boss busy so I can do that?)
     
  45. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    (Could someone keep my boss busy so I can do that?)

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Sure thing have him call me. [​IMG]
     
  46. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    <blockquote><hr>

    Nope Merge tomorrow.

    Lee

    [/ QUOTE ]

    But this is the 'official' countdown to the merge?

    YAY! Ok we have to wait til tomorrow but I have to say that this is almost like waiting for Santa.

    I'll be hanging here all day tomorrow! (Could someone keep my boss busy so I can do that?)

    [/ QUOTE ]
    Actually, I think it's the 'official' announcement of the 'official' countdown to the merge.
    I could be wrong.

    I'm just sayin'
     
  47. PB Three

    PB Three Guest

    LOL!

    Anyway, I can hardly wait.

    P.S. @ The Devs: Do you have an ETA on when the merge will start?

    PB Three
     
  48. MandiK

    MandiK Guest

    3PM PST is when the city will go down, to begin the process. Im 99.8% positive.

    I AM SO EXCITED! I cant wait!
     
  49. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm all excited. I hope I don't get sidetracked by the time I go home and forget again [​IMG]

    I think I'll be working late tonight [​IMG] just like I did when TC3 opened.