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Congrats to ReneDescartes [290] for leading <Escapism> to victory in the January 2016 clan competition and securing a 9th George Washington platinum trophy! Monthly energy has been reset and a new round has begun.

rank clan owner energy month
1 <Escapism> ReneDescartes [290]
4,832,106 (x5.50)
2 <Eternal> Shoegazer [103]
2,142,970 (x2.46)
3 <Reaper of souls> diablek [163]
1,374,598 (x3.64)
4 <MODE> Luthrin [100]
1,090,018 (x1.40)
5 <Mythology> NaturalBorn [44]
1,031,406 (x1.42)
6 <Rapture> Satanus Inaximasus [329]
1,015,107 (x1.14)
7 <Berzerker Barbarians> mrvain [139]
933,696 (x1.05)
8 <Peace> ACE 10 [55]
927,457 (x1.04)
9 <The Plastic Fangs> Bandit [201]
907,623 (x1.02)
10 <Platinium Squad> jezz [322]
903,248 (x1.01)

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Congrats to Shoegazer [103] for leading <Eternal> to victory in the December 2015 clan competition and securing a 14th George Washington platinum trophy! Monthly energy has been reset and a new round has begun.

rank clan owner energy month
1 <Eternal> Shoegazer [103]
6,345,020 (x7.88)
2 <Escapism> ReneDescartes [290]
5,014,842 (x5.76)
3 <Rapture> Satanus Inaximasus [329]
1,204,998 (x1.43)
4 <Mythology> Marley [109]
1,035,213 (x1.37)
5 <Metallica> Metallica02 [100]
972,007 (x1.09)
6 <Peace> ACE 10 [55]
939,019 (x1.06)
7 <Reservoir Dogs> Mr Green [80] 934,980 (x1.13)
8 <Atreides> Crab Whistler [130]
926,465 (x1.04)
9 <Platinium Squad> jezz [320]
918,913 (x1.03)
10 <Apes> ape01 [63] 914,908 (x1.02)

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Posted by Ender on Thursday, December 31, 2015, 11:30:38 am (ET)

As you may have noticed, my historically stable host of 5+ years, Linode, has been having repeated DoS issues in many of their data centers over the past week or so. They've been posting updates to their status blog pretty frequently as problems arise (bots4 is hosted in their Atlanta data center), so that is a good place to look if you're curious about what's going on. The problems have also been discussed on Hacker News.

These DoS problems have been translating into some periodic downtime for the game as well as perhaps increased latency. You can look at the game's public Pingdom uptime monitoring page to get an idea of how much downtime this is creating. It's short on most days (under 10 minutes), but there was 59 minutes of downtime on 12/27.

Short of switching to a new host, there isn't really a whole lot I can do. I'm not quite ready to leave Linode, so I just wanted to make a quick announcement that I'm aware of and am monitoring the situation. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. :(

Posted by Ender on Sunday, December 13, 2015, 5:27:25 pm (ET)

My host has informed me that they need to reboot the server the game is hosted on to apply a security update. It is scheduled for:

2015-12-15 7:00:00 AM UTC

Which is:

2015-12-15 2:00:00 AM EST (server time)

The game will be unavailable during the maintenance. There's a 2 hour window allocated, but the actual downtime may be much less. Hopefully this won't impact too many people as this is usually the least busy time of day for the game.

Congrats to ReneDescartes [290] for leading <Escapism> to victory in the November 2015 clan competition and securing a 8th George Washington platinum trophy! Monthly energy has been reset and a new round has begun.

rank clan owner energy month
1 <Escapism> ReneDescartes [290]
5,403,133 (x6.43)
2 <Eternal> Shoegazer [103]
5,289,491 (x6.64)
3 <Mythology> Marley [109]
1,165,663 (x1.52)
4 <Reservoir Dogs> Mr Green [80] 1,154,187 (x1.48)
5 <Peace> ACE 10 [55]
1,067,887 (x1.25)
6 <Rapture> Satanus Inaximasus [329]
1,048,813 (x1.22)
7 <Platinium Squad> jezz [316]
898,211 (x1.05)
8 <Berzerker Barbarians> mrvain [139]
876,965 (x1.02)
9 <Well> yep01 [100] 867,993 (x1.01)
10 <The Plastic Fangs> Rhb6 [120]
865,569 (x1.01)

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