New GoS Accounts!

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New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:54 pm

Alright guys, the new account system is live on the web site! Please visit http://metaserver.gateofstorms.net:8082/account/ to link your account to your forum account and receive new credentials for logging into the metaserver.

NOTES:
1) You won't be able to log in to the metaserver with your forum credentials anymore

2) You will need to "log in via Steam" on a new Account page on the web site, then either link your Steam account to an existing forum account (by entering the credentials there), or create a "new" account.

3) Once you have done this, you'll be given a set of credentials on the web site to use in Myth to log in. These credentials will effectively just be a random token so I'd recommend "saving" them in client when you log in to avoid having to reference the site every time. If you do ever forget them though you can just log back in via steam on the web site and it will show you again.

4) GoS will then respect your player nick name, team name, etc. as entered in the client. It will no longer be locked to your username (as folks voted). NOTE: If you haven't updated myth recently you may not have the nick name field. Go update to 1.8.1 and it should show up again. In 1.8.1 you can also click people's names in their Stats screen and it will take you to their metaserver page.

5) At this point registration on the forums will be disabled to avoid confusion. The forums themselves will remain up for a while for folks who already have an account, but when this transition happens your forums account is effectively separate from your Steam/metaserver account. Eventually the forums will move to Myrgard so feel free to start moving content over there in the mean time subject to wonka's merging plans.

6) After people have been given a few months to link their legacy accounts to the new Steam-based login setup, this option will likely be removed to simplify the whole process which will then just be: log in via steam -> get credentials for the metaserver.

It should be pretty simple for everyone to do and it's effectively a one-time thing. The main thing to note is to be careful to link or create an account as you desire as there is no way to undo the linking process. Note that nothing compels you to link your account even if you already have one here - the only purpose is to keep continuity on your user page and stats with games you've already played. If you'd prefer to just "start over" on that front, feel free to just "create" a new account when prompted instead of linking.

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby BIG KROK V8 SS » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:18 pm

I am lost. I do not understand what any of that means.

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby punkUser » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:31 pm

BIG KROK V8 SS wrote:I am lost. I do not understand what any of that means.

It should be clearer when you see it. It's really not that complicated - you'll basically just click a button to log in via Steam on the web site (similar to how you'd log in via Facebook or Google or whatever else), then enter your forum credentials to "link" your account. Once that is done it'll show you a username/password to use in Myth 2 to log in. That's really it.

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby par73 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:08 pm

so is garnish going to need 5 different steam accounts, one personal and 4 for autohosts?

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby punkUser » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:26 pm

par73 wrote:so is garnish going to need 5 different steam accounts, one personal and 4 for autohosts?

If he wants to autohost in ranked rooms, yes. But remember a few things:
1) autohosting only really makes sense in unranked rooms in the first place due to the uncontrollable nature of autohost
2) autohosting is less important now that the host proxy support is in place in 1.8.1 - anyone can host now, it will always work (it's still preferable to port forward, but it will fallback to a path that always works)
3) it's no harder to get N steam accounts than N forum accounts really. The point here is to avoid the security and other implications of having a separate set of credentials stored at GoS and instead just let someone else handle that.

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby Giant Killer General » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:47 pm

as a sidenote, enhancing the autohost functionality so that others can access and control the game options using someone else's host would be kind of cool. Might not be too hard to do either. The proxy host is simply not practical currently because it adds at least 200 ms ping, which is pretty significant. It is playable usually, but not enjoyable to play on.

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby punkUser » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:17 pm

Giant Killer General wrote:as a sidenote, enhancing the autohost functionality so that others can access and control the game options using someone else's host would be kind of cool. Might not be too hard to do either.

Nothing is going to get added to autohost at this point - it's a messy feature that is hard to modify and better done in a completely different manner (i.e. more modern networking code).

Giant Killer General wrote:The proxy host is simply not practical currently because it adds at least 200 ms ping, which is pretty significant. It is playable usually, but not enjoyable to play on.

It depends a lot where you and the host live. The metaserver proxy is currently hosted in US West Coast so if you and the autohost live in europe, a round trip through the USA is going to bad compared to a direct connection. On the other hand, if you or the host live near the US west coast the added latency should be much less significant.

As I stated it is possible to put proxies in other parts of the world to improve the situation somewhat, but it would cost money (maybe $5/month/proxy) which is hard for me to justify without community buy-in.

Ultimately the latency situation in the proxy is best addressed by modernizing the client's networking code with NAT traversal (attempts) and a switch to UDP. This can be done, but it's a relatively large amount of development and testing and activity in the client development is fairly slow at the moment. With more modern networking code there would be no advantage to autohost, even if it happened to be nearby.

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Re: GoS Account Transition

Postby punkUser » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:30 pm

Ok the update will be going live today! The ability to link your account and get your new credentials is already live. Click the new "account" link at the top and follow the instructions.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Lord---Scary Owl » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:14 pm

So can we keep our original name if we want

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:16 pm

Lord---Scary Owl wrote:So can we keep our original name if we want

Yes, if you "link" your account everything stays the same really - all your new games and such continue to show up on your games page. After the update you can change your nickname each login as you wish regardless just like classic Bungie.net.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby sei » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:40 pm

Hello, i already created my steam account.
It is sei_lar.

Whats next thing to do? I put this logn and pw at myth and didnt work. What do i need do to login in at gos again?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Pogue » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:45 pm

So, what's the address for the new forums then?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:05 pm

sei wrote:Whats next thing to do? I put this logn and pw at myth and didnt work. What do i need do to login in at gos again?

Read the top post - you need to click "account" at the top and follow the instructions from there.

Pogue: Current plan is new forums will live at http://www.myrgard.com/. TBD on details of what is migrating (obviously we'll get the posts over there somehow, but unclear on the plan for migrating all user accounts or similar.)

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby wwo » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:40 pm

Steam didn't send a confirmation email, but I was able to finish the process and sign in to GoS anyway. Just an fyi.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Yankee » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:02 am

Let me get this straight. I have to have a Steam account to play myth now?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby The65 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:23 am

Can I get a link to whatever Myrgard is?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:35 am

Yankee wrote:Let me get this straight. I have to have a Steam account to play myth now?

You can always play as a guest with very few differences these days. If you want to register for whatever reason then yes, you need a Steam account. You do not have to install Steam, but you do need to register for an account (easier than even registering for the forums here...).

Myrgard is at... http://www.myrgard.com/ big surprise :)

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby The65 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:13 am

:) So does that mean this game will be on steam soon? :)
That would be really awesome.
Also the link for the account creation is broken right now.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:20 am

The65 wrote::) So does that mean this game will be on steam soon? :)

No, this is unrelated. It's the equivalent of "log in via facebook, google, etc".

The65 wrote:Also the link for the account creation is broken right now.

Oh weird, thanks for the heads up. Should be fixed now. Will have to try and track down what happened.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Brandon_Hex » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:49 am

Once you create an account, just log in as guest/guest. Without rank and so few players there is no reason to even have an actual account, if this all seems complicated. Just sign up and log in as a guest to the server to play myth.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:41 pm

Brandon_Hex wrote:Once you create an account, just log in as guest/guest. Without rank and so few players there is no reason to even have an actual account, if this all seems complicated. Just sign up and log in as a guest to the server to play myth.

I totally agree with this - there are very few limitations on guests, and none that apply to regular day to day play.

Minor correction though - log in as [whatever username] but *leave password blank* to log in as a guest.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:56 pm

Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, most of you guys will likely have to relink/create your accounts on the GoS web page next time you log in. You won't have lost anything (colors, etc), but you just have to do the process one more time from the site. If you never had a GoS forum account, just create a "new" account on the site.

Once folks have done this we can switch over to the simpler system where it just automatically generates credentials once you log in via Steam vs. the awkward "link to forum account" option there is today, since forum registration has been locked for some time.

Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Vasazel » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:03 pm

I relinked my steam account, but I still can't seem to log into the metaserver using the username and password I have at the profile section of my Myrgard account. Could you clarify the process once more?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:25 pm

If you've gotten to the part where it gives you a username/login you should be good. Enter that exactly as shown into the fields when logging in. Remember to enter the "u#####" thing as your login, *not* your nick name. Beyond that, hard to know - careful of misreading some stuff in the font (1's vs l's or similar).

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Yankee » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:43 am

This is all a lot of tedious BS for playing a tired old computer game

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:30 am

As noted, I'd highly encourage you guys just to play as guests when not doing tournament stuff anyways. There's really no downside to that.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Vasazel » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:24 am

punkUser wrote:If you've gotten to the part where it gives you a username/login you should be good.


I guess the issue is that myrgard didn't provide me with the new set of login credentials after i relinked my steam account with my forum account.
The old set of credentials do not work anymore. Not sure how to generate new ones.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:37 am

You can always get your credentials at any time by just going to GoS and clicking Account.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Vasazel » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:03 am

That worked. Thanks!

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Vasazel ~∂eer~ » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:12 am

Lost my sweet #425 login though

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Lord---Scary Owl » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:39 pm

Why are my username and password not working for GoS? They have always worked now they just don't?!

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby par73 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:15 pm

everyone has to redo their account pw for steam due to the server update. same process as before:
gate of storms -> forums -> login -> account -> use pw provided after linking steam account

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby wwo2 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:35 am

Nevermind. This is some amateur shit.

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PUNK, HOW ABOUT A RESET !

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PUNKUSER, PLEASE GIVE US A RESET!!!!!!!!!!! THIS WOULD GENERATE MORE GAMES.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby fuck » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:43 pm

No it won't you stupid fuck.

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Flatline » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:34 am

Hi my login/pw stopped working.
Username Flatline...................I had userid 72.
WHen I went to get the pw again it gave me a new userid of 70k+.......
How do I get my old userid back with a working password?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby shinco » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:02 pm

My account no longer works for some reason. I was actually wanting to log in and play a game.

What gives?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby garnish » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:00 pm

You may need to create a new account at gateofstorms.net using Steam verification

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby shinco » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:03 am

garnish wrote:You may need to create a new account at gateofstorms.net using Steam verification


I did that before. I need to do it again?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby garnish » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:53 pm

So you logged in through Steam and GoS gave you a login and password but it's not working?

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby Hadzenegger » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:10 pm

Same thing happened to me, it sent me a new account and password for some reason. So I retired - fahk steam lulol

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Re: New GoS Accounts!

Postby punkUser » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:23 pm

Or just log in as a guest......... (this should be a bot by this point).


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