It is with great regret today that I inform everyone that the system had a hardware failure.
During our routine maintenance today, something went horribly wrong, and it turned out to be a faulty drive. It was not expected. We quickly backed up all of the content as it was, and then shut down the server to begin the process of swapping out the bad drives.
Many attempts to use yesterday's backup failed. Every time we tried as well it took another few hours of time to see if it would work - moving around and recopying all of the boards takes a lot of time.
As a result we had to dig out the latest backup that worked from December. I did not want to leave the service offline any further.
I must stress that all hope is not lost with getting back the recent content. In fact it is far from it.
The backup we have from yesterday, from what I can tell, is mostly good. We had it up for a short time... but had to take it down after everything went "read-only" because of errors that remained from the old disk. This makes it bad for use in production but it can be picked-off of without a problem.
In the next few hours I'm going to try to have a tool out that can recover boards. Admins will be able to run this tool to recover their board back to the way it was, and I'm also going to try to work out rolling restorations. I know there's a lot of boards that currently don't exist which should be easy to fix. Unfortunately this is the best that can be done until I find a better way.
I know that this situation is bad and many are going to be angry, but I ask that you give us some faith; we are still comitted to restoring service the way it was. I can only apologize a thousand times for what has happened and hope you'll stick with us.
Ashe and I took over the running of this site with the promise that the original owners were coming back, but that apparently isn't so.
Now, considering we both have our own sites to run, we've decided that we're just going to let this place go. We no longer have the incentive to maintain it because doing so is futile, as neither of us has access to the root admin account to fix all the problems cause by hackers and spammers.
So, if anyone joins this site, hoping to discuss Resident Evil, don't fret. Here's a link to my site, Resident Evil Final Days II.
That is why you get something that shoots many, many bullets very quickly... You don't need much knowledge to pull a trigger, and with those types of weapons you are bound to hit something... :lol: Hopefully not anyone that isn't zombiefied... :lol:
Not quite. If a person isn't adept at using a firearm in single-shot form, he/she would risk harming themself or or others with a selective-fire firearm. It takes considerable skill to efficiently employ a fully-automatic weapon. You have to learn to counteract recoil and muzzle rise, for one thing. And not to mention our immediate human instinct to drop anything that "jumps".
You also spelled zombified wrong.
Last Edit: Sept 5, 2009 8:51:49 GMT -5 by Spartan198
Now poses the question if you'd be safer with the military or on you own. Just trying to keep things goin I guess.
There is indeed safety in numbers most times, but this is one time that I wonder if it wouldn't be safer on your own or with a small group. I would think a large group of people would have a higher likelihood of attracting the zombies, being we are basically their whole diet.
In both cases, it would depend on how organized and how well-defended said group is. Smaller, better-organized groups have defeated larger, less-organized groups just about all through history. Look at the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC, for example, where a force of 100,000 Persians were soundly defeated by an army of only 30,000 Greeks. And the Battle of Gaugamela, where an army of 45,000 Greeks under Alexander III defeated a 93,000-strong Persian army. In both cases the Greeks were better organized and better trained than the Persians, yet smaller in number.
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2009 8:08:40 GMT -5 by Spartan198
Safest would probably be following these guys around.
Yea it most likely would be, unless they are controlled by an entity like Umbrella.... Then it might not be so healthy to do so...
Well, in the above case, it's the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, so I think we'd all be just fine with them.
But, of course, that also flashes me back to an episode of Jericho I watched yesterday where, after weeks of isolation following the bombs, the "US Marines" (complete with a tank) suddenly arrive in town and it's revealed later in the episode that they're being less than truthful...
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2009 6:00:07 GMT -5 by Spartan198