So we’ve made some behind the scenes changes to the server and clustered up our ARK installs. So you’ll notice that our sidebar has grown by 1 server.
BsF is proud to announce the addition of a Scorched Earth server to our ARK family of servers. The server is configured to only accept character transfers from our Island server and vice versa. So now feel free if you already play on the server to journey between both lands, or if you’re just starting out, you now have another choice of play style. Be warned though, SE is no easy way to play! Try not to overheat out there!
Hopefully everyone enjoys the new experience!
So the internals of our server farm are upgrade, but the forums are still down. We’re looking into a fix for that.
BUT! We are launching the new version of our ARK server in just under an hour. Last few things need to be ironed out in the config file and we’ll be ready to go. We’re out of the testing phase and into the live stuff! Our estimate is things will be ready to run at 8:30 pm EST!
Please jump in and join us on our new launch date! We’ll be working to get the forums working for communicating out the general rules and play styles of the server as we go.
So the websites are back online, the ARK server has come back up, and plans are coming together for 2 new projects. One has been hinted at with the last post, but we’re going to leave it a mystery for a bit. The 2nd one is going to be delving into a writing project with Andy Coen; one part blog one part story. Andy will be relaunching the Gaming Overloaded (taken from his old Deadlands Overloaded blog) on the site to talk about tabletop gaming. In addition, he’s been using the game of Shadows of Brimstone for some writing prompts and will begin dropping his story of the Stranger (an no-named Drifter) on the site soon. Cullen is hard at work on development of our secret project currently and we’re waiting a bit to announce more on that!
One of our owners (me) will soon be moving to a new location. This also means server housing is changing locations. We expect some downtime from the 15th to the 20th and maybe a little beyond. We’ve begun to refocus our energies back at PanGalactic, so expect that we will begin getting back in the habit of updating after the move.
After have some decent success with our first server, we’re wiping in and loading it back up today. Launch time is noon EST! Hope to see some folks online!
At Ohayocon in Columbus today looking at artists. If you are an artist or know someone who is, have them drop us a line.