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Contest to Find the Best Methods to Solve

February 25th, 2010 1 comment

What is e_e + e__e?

If you have been to our IRC channel recently, you’ll notice that these kind of questions are being asked. Obviously, the answer we want here is e___e, but how did you solve it? This is what this contest is about. We are looking for method(s) you used to solve.

The contest will have up to 3 winners*. One in each of the following categories:

  • Best in speed
  • Best in style
  • Best in creativity/originality

*If your method is considered best in more than one categories, you would only be rewarded once.

The reward will be 10 points + ability to DoN it.

To submit your method, simply respond to this post or send a private memo to me on IRC ( /memo Windy _Your Method_ ).

The deadline is this Friday, February 26 at 11:59 PM ET! Don’t let the opportunity escape!

Happy V-Day!

February 14th, 2010 3 comments

If you see any administrators online today, you may ask for a V-Day present. :) You must be single and don’t have anyone to spend the day with in order to qualify for this.

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂!

February 13th, 2010 2 comments

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂!

On our forums, you’ll see that we have changed the default avatar for all users to a tiger as this is the year of tiger 虎.

P.S. If you wish to keep your original avatar, simply update your profile again. This was meant to be a temporary change, but somehow ended up being permanent.

Math Quiz – Chinese New Year Edition

February 13th, 2010 No comments

Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year! This year is the year of Tiger. On IRC today and part of tomorrow, you’ll find a special edition of the Math Quiz available to celebrate this holiday.

Self/Steal (S/S Ratio): 2-3 / 1
Comment: 1 (by February 14, 12 PM ET)

Have a wonderful year and have fun!

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Celebration of Chinese New Year 2010

February 10th, 2010 2 comments

We will be celebrating Chinese New Year 2010 by having a Bombs Away Now! (BAN!) event!

Bomb PoringDate: Saturday, February 13
Time: 10 PM – 11 PM ET
Location: To be announced in-game

Make sure you arrive on time! If you come during the event, you will not receive any reward!

Update: The actual firework celebrations in Asia would start at midnight of February 14, which is February 13 at 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT. Therefore, the event is hosted on February 13.

Update 2: Pre-registration is now available. Simply leave a comment that you’d be attending. You will receive an extra free gift at the end of the event if you are pre-registered.

Free Gift for You!

February 7th, 2010 4 comments

We have decided to give a free gift to everyone. However, you must choose what you want before the bell strikes today at midnight.

Choose 1:

  • 1 Math Point on IRC
  • 1000 GP on IRC
  • 1000 Zeny on Grinder

In addition, you can also add “Double or Nothing” (or “DoN”) to your comment. This will give you a 50/50 chance on IRC to double your gift amount or receive nothing.

Please leave a comment with your choice before the deadline!

Web Site Maintenance

February 4th, 2010 1 comment

Several people have reported various problems with the current web site. We have scheduled to address those problems this Saturday, February 6th from 12 PM (noon) to 8 PM ET. Parts or all of the web site may be affected at times. Please do not be alarmed and stay in our chat room for latest updates.

Update: This has been completed successfully.

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Scheduled Server Maintenance

February 3rd, 2010 No comments

We will be performing some maintenance work on the server this Thursday, February 4th between 11:00 PM and 11:59 PM ET. The server will be closed and unavailable during that time. Please plan your schedule accordingly.

If the maintenance is completed ahead of the schedule, we will make the server available before the maintenance period is over. During that period, please check the server status or IRC for latest updates.

Update: This has been completed successfully.

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Two for Tuesday, February 2nd!

February 2nd, 2010 No comments

We have a special 2 points event for today, Tuesday (2), February 2nd (2/2)! Take advantage of it by visiting us on IRC now!

Self/Steal (S/S Ratio): 2 / 1-2

P.S. This event will last 24 hours, but because this was announced late in the day, it will stay active until late tomorrow.

P.P.S. Extra 2 points if you post a comment here before the event is over. ;)

Update: It appears that there is a problem with the commenting system. If you are unable to leave a comment, please type this on IRC once: /222

Update 2: You may now get a math question by typing /math or the traditional way (/ctcp SS-Link !math).

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Massive Updates!

January 21st, 2010 No comments

Good news everyone! Here are the recent changes made to the server:

  1. The server is now back up and running from the power outage we’ve experienced recently. The power was out for a full day, due to an underground wiring problem. Fortunately for all of us, no data seems to have been lost. (No, you didn’t lose 500 million zeny)
  2. We’ve transferred everything from the old server to the new server. This was required because we were not able to perform any additional updates on the old server due to an OS/compiler compatibility issue. Luckily, this move ended up being much easier and painless than we anticipated.
  3. The server is now completely up-to-date and contains all the updates we’ve missed from the previous few months. I was going to post all the updates, but there is quite a bit, so everyone should just check them out! ;)
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