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News from May 2005

Site Email Issues

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If you have registered in the last week or so, you may not have gotten your validation email; if you have signed up for topic subscriptions, email notification of new PMs, or any other email feature of CoN, you may have noticed the same.

We appear to be having some sort of issues with email sending at the forums right now, and we are trying to track down the source. In the meantime, here is what you can do:
  • If you signed up but did not get a validation email, please send an email to from the email address you used to sign up. If Clim is feeling benevolent, he'll forward the message along to the admins for manual validation.
  • If you have signed up for some other sort of email notification but are not getting the emails, also email Climhazzard using the email address you used to sign up. Include your forum username so we can track the errors.
  • Ensure that your ISP or email provider is allowing email from the domain.
My hope is that we can diagnose and fix this issue before anyone even has a chance to respond to this message. But feel free to email if you have any problems at all.
Posted in: CoN Site News

Advent Children Given 'Certain' Release Date

Final Fantasy VII
Advent Children has been given an official Japanese release date of September 14, 2005. Tetsuya Nomura, director of the Final Fantasy VII digitally animated movie sequel, announced the date and promised that the movie will experience no further delays. US release is expected to closely follow that of Japan.

According to previous announcements from Sony Computer Entertainment, Advent Children will be available in DVD and the Sony-PSP-friendly "UMD" formats. It will carry a price tag of 4,800 yen ($44-$48) in Japan. No word has yet been given on a US price tag.

This will be Tetsuya Nomura's first feature-length film, though he has long been affiliated with Square Enix and the Final Fantasy series. Nomura has worked on character design and graphics for such games as Final Fantasy X and Chrono Trigger, as well as the original Final Fantasy VII.

Further information may be found at Square Enix's Official Advent Children Site and the unofficial

Final Fantasy OSTs Released on iTunes

General Final Fantasy
Square Enix announced Saturday that it would be offering original Final Fantasy soundtracks for download via iTunes.

Soundtracks for all eleven numbered Final Fantasy games, from I to XI, are represented, as well as a few other series-related albums, such as a live recording of the 2002 FF-themed concert put on by the Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. This marks the first time any of these albums have been available in the United States.

A complete listing of Final Fantasy soundtracks now available on iTunes can be found at Square Enix's Official Website.
Posted in: Square-Enix News

DNS Updates -or- "I Can't Get to the Site!"

Caves of Narshe Site News
Tiddles and I have been in the process of moving CoN to a new box for the past week or so. We think the thing is just about ready to go, so we're going to fieldtest it by directing traffic to it starting tomorrow. We're planning on porting the DNS over early tomorrow morning on the American east coast, but that's contingent on me waking up, really.

Those of you who have been with us for a while are probably have a vague recollection of the routine. But here's how it will go.
  • We will first close the forums.
  • We will back up an absolutely current database for the forums, and copy that database to the new machine.
  • We will open the forums on the new machine.
  • We will move the DNS entry for to point to the new server.

Now, this is technobabble to most, but what it boils down to is this: for a while, the forums will be closed. They will appear to reopen for different people at different times, due to differences in ISPs updating their data. Everyone, assuming all goes well, should be back in no later than Monday morning EDT.

So, there's not much to discuss here, so just let me know if you need clarification on this move or if you want anything explained. It makes me feel like less a nerd if someone actually wants to know more.
Posted in: CoN Site News

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