As mentioned in the previous two announcements, we will be running an Early Access period to ensure the server is ready for public use. It is an important activity as it gives us a chance to test our work, to ensure everything is where it should be.
Early Access Conditions:
Early Access will begin at 03:00 UTC on August 9, 2018 and end at approximately 12:00 UTC on August 10, 2018.
Only accounts with a last login date of June 1, 2017 or later will be able to login.
All progress will be rolled back at the conclusion of Early Access.
Those who play for at least one hour will have a Deviruchi Cape (an account bound costume lower headgear) transferred to their storage when the server officially goes live.
Other than the listed conditions, in order to take part, you will need to join the 'Blackout Showcase' group and read the 'Early Access' thread. It contains details of the program.
Website, Control Panel, Wiki, Ticket System Launches
All four of these services will launch on August 9, 2018 at 00:00. If the website does not load after that time, try clearing your cache.
It was fun announcing things and being "the guy". With the server relaunch imminent, it is a good time to remind everybody that @Bunki, as the Head Game Master, is the face of the server. I will be doing my best to support him and the rest of the Staff Team from behind the scenes. I will still be a prominent figure as we look to stabilize the server.
And a personal message to the OBT players, I am making a big effort to delegate authority. Doing so effectively should lead to a healthy environment for Staff and Support Team relationships with players.