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About the last server-offs

The current location of our server will be discontinued probably. Therefore the server was temporary not reachable, maybe even in future.

For an unspecified time we will be able to maintain the service restricted. Nevertheless we have to utilize the time for searching for an alternative offer for housing our (hardware-) server. If someone else wants to keep one's ears open respectively finds an offer can tell that in the following thread:

Here are some details of our server:
19'', one unit heigh, 500W power supply unit (PSU)
60 GB/month traffic at least
1 MBit/s connection (250 MBit/s at the moment)
Since yet the placement and the connection was free. At a professional housing-supplier there will be charges every month that have to be anted up.
Everyone who wants to donate has always the possibility to transfer some money:

Banktransfer from foreign countries:
Name: Illarion e.V.
Bank: Ev. Kreditgenossenschaft Kassel
IBAN: DE73 5206 0410 0003 5012 64
intended purpose: Serverdonation Illarion [RL-Name]

Paypal-Basis-Account by e-mail:

Western Union
Name: Martin Völkel, Illarion e.V.
Street: Schloßberg 93
Place: 91347 Aufseß
Country: Germany

Forwarder: The informations of the forwarder that are filled into the form and the amount have to be send by e-mail to

Those who wants to risk sending money by using the mailing route can send it to:
Illarion e.V.
Martin Völkel
Schloßberg 93
91347 Aufseß

written by Alatar on 07. July 2007 02:14 pm


Recent update

Some of you have probably noticed already: We made an update. We updated both the server and the client because the largest part of our work was to completely redesign the communication protocol (the "language" between server and client). This makes everything much more flexible (from a technical point of view) and stable, and we can easily extend the funcionality of both server and client. Moreover, there should be fewer lags and crashes now.

Furthermore, we corrected several bugs in server and client which should lead to a more stable environment in general (we hope to have killed the bug that led to server freezes). These bug removals also brought us into a position where we were able to introduce a completely new crafting system. This means that you will need a lot more resources and time to produce items (this also means that time plays a role in production!). Also, gathering resources will not require as many mouse clicks as before.

Therefore we consider it fair to remove most stockpiled weapons and armor parts to have some work for smiths and to give established players not too much advantage against newer players. To do that, we proceed as follows: All weapons and armors in depots will be deleted, those that you have in your backpack will be reduced in quality and those you wear directly on your body remain as they are.

Beyond that, we implemented a lot of small additions and improvements which you'll all notice soon and which, as we hope, will increase your fun in game.

written by martin on 09. May 2007 12:29 am


Password handling

Due to a recent event, the Illarion staff wants to inform the players about the following:

An Illarion Gamemaster or Developer will never and for any reason ask you for your account password. The passwords are stored encrypted in the database and thus, won't be revealed in any way.

In case a person poses as Gamemaster or Developer and asks for your password or does anything else suspicious, please report this immediatly by !gm or E-Mail. This holds for events in the game and other ways of communication as well.

written by Estralis on 28. April 2007 03:23 pm


Warning: New virus e-mails

Please don't open any attachments from e-mails with subject "Your Account is Suspended" and sender "".

Here the original message body:

"Dear Illarion Member,

Your e-mail account was used to send a huge amount of unsolicited spam messages during the recent week. If you could please take 5-10 minutes out of your online experience and confirm the attached document so you will not run into any future problems with the online service.

If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to cancel your membership.

Virtually yours,
The Illarion Support Team "

This e-mail is a fake. We have NO e-mail account "".

Be always careful!

written by Alatar on 24. March 2007 08:20 pm


Player-GM-Chat: Tutorial island

Today, at 7 pm GMT (1 pm CST) an open discussion about the development of an upcoming tutorial island will take place.

To partizipate, join the IRC-channel #illarion_tutorial on quakenet. If you don't know how to do this, refer to this topic on the forum:

written by Estralis on 04. March 2007 01:46 pm