It certainly has not taken long for the varous Horizons sites and services outages to be noticed, though hot on its heels are the rumblings of doom, gloom, and the end of all that is.
I myself only noted the problem a scant half-hour past, when attempting to briefly log on during my lunch break.Â At the time I also discovered that most Horizons sites were unreachable, and their IPs unpingable (okay so strictly speaking it was not responding to pings, but it sounds better that way).
In the short time that followed, I noticed the istaria.com homepage return, though tis little more than framework without the supporting databases, and much of the content appears missing.Â I've seen the community site bounce back and forth from being unreachable to unreadable to unspecified database errors. And the horizons homepage, SSL certificate error and all, seems to be crawling its way back up.
So I refer you now to the subject of this posting.Â It certainly appears that someone is attempting to get things back up and running, and it may well involve more than pushing a few buttons and flicking a switch.Â The specifics of what has gone awry may never enter the light of public knowledge, but by all accounts there will be another dawn for Istaria.