Ysgard goes live again (ish)

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Ysgard goes live again (ish)

Post by Nastr0nd » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:18 am

YAY!

Ysgard (and Hala) has been upgraded to allow logins while the master server is unavailable. Players will now need to set and use an Ysgard password before they can play. You will need 1 password per GSID you use. When you now log in you will be told you have 60 seconds to enter a valid password. The first time you should set the password using the following command:
!pwset yourpassword yourpassword
Note: You will need to type your password twice.
On all subsequent logins with that GSID you can enter the password with the command:
!pw yourpassword
Note the ! before the commands. This is a simtool command so remember to type it correctly. No one else will be able to overhear your password if you do this.
You can change your password at any time with the !pwset command.

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Basic password security suggests you use a unique password that you don't use for other logins. While passwords are scrambled recent events have shown no system is 100% secure so use common sense.

Logging in as someone else: DON'T. The system logs all connections to the server (even if they actually don't log in as a player) and anyone who tries to log in under someone else's GSID will be banned.
Nastr0nd wrote:It is now safe to portal to and from Arkaz, who have implemented the same system we have.
It is possible to portal from and to Avlis provided you have completed PJs registration system and know you can log in there.

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Post by Nastr0nd » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:23 am

Nastr0nd wrote:It is now safe to portal to and from Arkaz, who have implemented the same system we have.
It is possible to portal from and to Avlis provided you have completed PJs registration system and know you can log in there.

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Post by bidocks » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:42 am

Ok, so I must be doing something wrong... I figured I'd try to log in, it is asking for a password, right away. How do I set one then?

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Post by ambrosia » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:53 am

The first time you should set the password using the following command:
!pwset yourpassword yourpassword
Note: You will need to type your password twice.

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Post by bidocks » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:22 am

you mean type that in from Gamespy? where it asks for the password?

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Post by Zombie » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:17 am

you make up the password yourself.

So the first time you log in you do something like
!pwset zombie-rules zombie-rules
to set your password to zombie-rules

From then on you would need to type
!pw zombie-rules
to log in when the MS is down
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Post by silverdragonams » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:11 am

Basic password security suggests you use a unique password that you don't use for other logins. While passwords are scrambled recent events have shown no system is 100% secure so use common sense.

This must be repeated. Yes, the passwords are encrypted - but they can still be viewed by anyone who has access to your character vault anyway. And it could be viewed by anyone should you forget the "!".

Do not use your gamespy password

Do not use your forum password

Do not use the same password you use for a bank account or credit card or anything else you wouldnt want broken into

If you accidently type in a password and forget the "!" your password will be visible in the talk chanel. Should this happen you can use the !pwset command to change your password.
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Post by LadyPhoenix77 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:09 pm

I believe that bidocks was still trying while I had the servers passworded.

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Post by JD Smith » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:51 pm

Are all characters available on a keyboard able to be used; or just the alpha-numeric characters? Are they case sensitive?

Asking only because some places I've been restrict to only alpha-numeric and are not case sensitive.
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Post by Tremayne7 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:01 pm

What happens when you portal between Hala and Ysgard? Or can you? Just wondering.
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Post by diermace1 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:05 pm

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!.
Thanks for starting my life again you guys rock :D
been on, had fun. logged. now going back for more :D

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Post by silverdragonams » Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:44 pm

Are all characters available on a keyboard able to be used; or just the alpha-numeric characters? Are they case sensitive?

Asking only because some places I've been restrict to only alpha-numeric and are not case sensitive.
Alpha-numeric characters only - because some characters are not recognized and because certain punctuation is recognized by simtools as commands. So, to be safe stick with numbers and letters.

It is NOT case sensitive, at least as far as I've tested.
What happens when you portal between Hala and Ysgard? Or can you? Just wondering.
Portalling between Hala and Ysgard works just fine.
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Post by Moonyju » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:59 pm

bidocks wrote:you mean type that in from Gamespy? where it asks for the password?
This has nothing to do with Gamespy. Well not really. Not exactly. When you select "Multiplayer" in the game's window, you log on GS as normal. It'll tell you MS is down blablabla. Click ok, Join Internet Game, then select the server you want to log on to (Hala or Ysgard for this).

Once on the server, you will be dominated and asked to set your password. Follow the instructions above to set the password (a new one, not your GS one). After that, you should be ready to go and play and have fun! =D

... or maybe I totally misunderstood what you meant and this doesn't help at all... but it should help other peeps! maybe! =)

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Post by orvarg » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:02 am

first raves to you guys for getting it done and giving it to arkaz now we can have all those jiont events again woo hoo..

second more raves!!!!!

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Post by Nastr0nd » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:29 pm

It is now safe to portal to and from Arkaz, who have implemented the same system we have.
In theory it is possible to portal from and to Avlis provided you have completed PJs registration system and know you can log in there.

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