Merry Christmas!

Well, to get it out there, I wish everyone here a Merry Christmas! So far we’ve had a rocky start, but we’ll hope for a good year next year.

I have no big plans for this Christmas, since I’ll be busy doing random things I typically do all year round. (my life isn’t that exciting really, hehe) As far as Noratetsu is concerned, who knows what he has in store for us. Let’s just hope it’s good. ^_~

Anyway, have fun!

Server Update

This isn’t a big update (unlike the one that will be coming soon), but I took the server down yesterday for about 20 or so minutes to update IRC server itself. Compiling decided to take it’s time, so it took a bit longer than I wanted.

The server has been up for a while now, so no real issues going on or anything like that. The next update I’ll probably be waiting a while for. The next update for the IRCd server itself might not happen for a few months, along with the services themselves. This is to ensure that the features that I find more useful work properly before I put it live. Especially the fantasy commands, since that’s a big one for me.

I’ll provide further details when the two programs are near-release or are released.

IdleRPG Tutorial

It’s finally here! Took me a while to get the information down, but I got it. You can find the information page under the “Tutorials” link, or just go here for you lazy people. =P Hehe, have fun!

IdleRPG Pages

I pretty much got done with modifying some of the CSS source from the original IdleRPG pages to somewhat fit the ShadowHime site. I’ll have a tutorial, or information page up soon for IdleRPG. Until I can do that, y’all may follow this post for the time being. It’s a lot of information to try and fit onto here and to get a good format going in order to help make it easier for all of you to use it.

Do keep in mind, if you do sign up to play along with us on IdleRPG, you will not be immediately added on the players page. Because it is hosted on a different server, I have a script in place that will update that page every so often (by what I put, 20 minutes). So, if your not on there, check back in 20 minutes or so and see if you are. If not, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am usually available on the IRC most of the time, so I should be able to provide assistance to those who need it.

Do enjoy your time, and hope you continue to stay with us. =^.^=

SSL Support!

Yes! It’s finally here! After much, much pondering and thought about what’s going on with the SSL support on the server, I finally figured it out. Apparently, it was all an error on my part and I never realized it. How dumb of me… lol……… Mk, ’nuff of that.

I have updated the MOTD to include the SSL ports that are available for use for everyone. Both 6697 and 9999 are available for users to use for SSL connections. I bet it’s about time since I’ve been talking about it quite a bit lately, but hey, it’s finally available! Also, I will think about enabling a module for SSL-only channels (via channel mode +z), but that’s something to ponder over. Quite honestly, I don’t think there’d be much use for it. But if need be, I’ll enable it and see how it goes.

If anyone has questions, please join #help and we’ll see what we can help with. To connect via SSL, you may use /server irc.shadowhime.net +6697 to connect.

New Provider

Yep, that’s right. It’s about time too, since Sh3lls is not pleasing me right now with the high ping and such.

The current server will remain for 1 more month before it will no longer be accessible. However, I will, hopefully, have the domain from shadowhime.net pointed towards the new server in due time. I am using about a 2 week period to test the server first. You may access the new server at irc.shadowrequiem.net for the time being. That domain will also serve as our round robin DNS (more information to come once we link to another server at some point) in case we link to other servers.

The old server, again, will hang around for a bit longer. That is, unless Sh3lls want to be idiots and cancel my account before the renewal. By then, I’d be angry… I will make another follow-up post to let everyone know of any further changes. All nicknames (currently in the NickServ Database, and other *Serv’s) will be preserved, and the same goes for channels, and any requested vHosts and BotServ bots. The “noexpire” option has been enabled on the new server and will last for two months from this exact post. This means that your nickname and channel will not expire so that everyone has a chance to get situated on the new server. Once the two months are up, we will go back to our old ways again.

I thank you for your patience, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Fried Tofu!