Transfer is complete, upgrades are in place,  all major testing and debugging done. All systems are go...

After a little over two months, we're back online.

We started this renovation simply as a transfer to a new provider in order to run the site more cost-effectively, however the downtime proved to be an opportune moment to pursue the network-wide update we were planning for a while, so we decided to go ahead and pursue it.  

It certainly took a lot longer than originally planned, but I can assure you the wait was well worth it. The TechnoGuild focuses itself around projects, both staff and community involved, and the website itself is no exception.  What you are seeing is a culmination of clever web design and open source systems, robust security and database handling, and bleeding edge web effects all wrapped around a bold new touch of artistic class.  

Let me take the opportunity to thank all of those who pitched in to accomplish this feat;

To Airlight, Goldhedgehog, Headshot, Flamestream and Ryan the Game Master, thank you for lending your skill and vision during this process. Life understandably tends to draw each of us apart and at times, the road ahead seemed lonely.. but seeing some you jump back in really touched my heart. It was like an old band getting back together. There is no doubt that I could not have done this alone, so once again, I owe you my deepest gratitude. *bows*

Anyway, don't let this message keep you. Go check out the site for more details!

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Hey watchers. goldhedgehog here.

I hope chemb0t doesn't me posting up a little update here on the Technoguild satellite but I felt the need to~

For those that have noticed. The migration of the whole website is still in progress but its almost reached its destination and will soon be completed. Just needs the final garnishes on top =P

Only a few minor additions need to be done and we should be ready. I felt kind of guilty for having chemb0t and Airlight do ALL of the work on the renovation of the website, while I watch them. So I'll be giving up some free time to lend them a hand (Also, to speed up the migration process, so I can start posting like crazy on the forums, like I've been wanting to for quite a while now XD)

But yea, hopefully in a couple of weeks time. We should be able to cut the ribbon to unveil to brand new website that chemb0t has been working on so wholeheartedly.

Hope to see you guys soon~

Kind Regards,
:icongoldhedgehog:
Hey guys,

Chemb0t here again. Just wanted to give you another update on the site network. All systems are ready to go, however just like a prototype car fresh out of the lab, it still needs a good clean and fresh coat of paint. In other words, the content and code is ready to go but I haven't had the time to finish preparing the new templates for the sites.

Currently it's just me working on this stuff, and they just moved me to my new position in the studio so I've been busy adjusting to everything, especially the new schedule which has me wake up around 7:30am (I'm not much of a morning person @_@; ). I hope to get everything back up and running by the end of this week, possibly by the end of next week at the latest depending on how fast I can adjust.

UPDATE - 8/15: Ran into some technical difficulties when alpha testing with some of our staff so I think it would be best to push back the release for just a little bit more. Sorry to go all Valve timey with this but I assure you it will be worth the wait! We're really pulling all the stops here; UI, content, system infrastructure and etc!

Anyway, that's it for now. Sorry for the delays, and thanks again for staying tuned!

-Chemb0t
Hey guys, just another update on our migration progress. All data has been transferred over and upgrades are nearing completion. We have also scouted out some new templates so expect a new look for the mainsite and CM soon. =]

On the content side, we've started on some artwork on the bases! Check out the thumbnail sketches here: technoguild.deviantart.com/gal…

This week I'm hoping to finish off all technical details and move on to skinning and revising content. There is a chance that I may have to push back release by one more week unfortunately. I'm moving onto my new position next week and they have me swamped with preparing coding tasks to be passed off.

But yeah, we'll see how it goes. In the meantime, hope you enjoy the artwork! *bows*

-Chemb0t
Hey guys, Chemb0t here.

I hope everyone is enjoying their school year end/summer start celebrations so far. =] I'm currently in the midst of a transition myself and I take it as a good opportunity to jump back into development on the TG community. Last I left you, I established connections with a newer, faster web host.

After some long term testing and database prepping, we are just about ready to initiate the transfer.  As such, this is a notification that access to the TG network and affiliate sites will  be closed shortly for migration and renovation. The following sites and services will be affected:

Technoguild Global Database mainsite and forums
Concept Mobius
Airlight Oekaki
Darkspeeds/Ashworth comics
TG Paintchat and Radio services

Starting Date: Friday, June 18 2010
End Date (tentative): Friday, July 23 2010


During this time, I will be upgrading all systems to newer versions, cleaning up any outdated material on the server and otherwise making our services more streamlined and accessible. I may also use the time to update content and sort out planned projects. Then once the process is complete, I think it would be a good opportunity to reorganize our staff assignments and recruit more volunteers so that we can get this place more active again. This includes getting this satellite finally into gear so that we can interact more with the DA-sphere.

I will be gathering staff members (and maybe a few new volunteers) to help me with this process, and this satellite will be used to keep you all updated as we go.  As always, if anyone has questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask! Thanks again to everyone who's been sticking around. Please stay tuned! *bows*

-Chemb0t
Arbiter, Technical Staff

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