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A land far away—a magical term that gives rise to mental images of exotic lands and exciting adventures. A land far away—the setting of countless fairy-tales and myriad bed-time stories. A land far away—that special place that we all go to when we need to escape the pressures and vicissitudes of life.

Welcome to A Land Far Away, a persistent world where the vast, wondrous Dungeons & Dragons™ universe takes on a life all of its own. A place where like-minded role-players of all races, cultures and creeds gather to delight in the wonder and joy of a thousand shared imaginations. A place where the raconteur holds others spellbound; a place where every decision has consequences; a place where the games unfold before your eyes. But don't just take our word for it - see what the professional reviewers from the Neverwinter Vault thought about us here.

Open Application Server's Farewell

 On the 20th of February, the year 2009, the Open Application server is put to rest. After many years of great service, the Open Application Server finally crawls into its final resting place, in the realms of the DM FTP. Since its first conception, back in 2004, the OAS has seen through countless of new faces. Maybe in the future some future Admissions Team and future Player Admin may seek to revive the OAS - to give it a good beating down and lay it out as the Welcome Mat for new members. But until then, it is going to be stored away.

*fires off a 21-gun salute as the OAS coffin is slowly carried away*

Over the next few days I will go about updating our documents to remove all reference of the Open Application Server. Thank you for all those legions of DMs and builders who have worked away over the years to make the Open Application Server the success it was. Thrasy, idoru, Ranger de Wood and HEEGZ are a few of the names that leap to my mind, but I know for sure that there are so many more who have spent hours and hours on the OAS that I apologies for not been able to list them all.

As of today, for the first time in more than 4 years, the Written Applications are the sole entry into ALFA. The Admissions Team and myself are constantly working on ways of making this system more and more straight forward and user friendly for applicants. Should you have any suggestions to further these improvements, please do not hesitate to contact myself, or any other Admissions Team member.

NWN2 Baldur's Gate going LIVE!

With portalling and central vault systems up and running thanks to AcadiusLost and Zicada's efforts, Baldur's Gate is ready to go live Sat Feb 21st!

A wide variety of skill and spell based statics await you in the Sword Coast.

HDM ayergo will be around for DM events the entire weekend. So get your adventuring gear ready as we bring a second server to the ALFA world!

Brief downtime on website / forums due to move

The website and forums were moved to a new server today. The downtime was brief.

We are now back up and running, hopefully even faster than before!

UPDATE

The server mentioned above had some load issues. We are now on another one with practically no load.

NWN2 1.22 patch and Storms of Zehir transition delayed.

The 1.22 patch for NWN2/MotB/SoZ has been delayed for at least a week, perhaps more than two weeks, depending.  Accordingly, we will further delay switching to formal adoption of the second expansion pack, Storms of Zehir, for ALFA.  So, if you don't have a copy yet, you have a temporary reprieve (more than 48 hours, likely less than a month).

We may consider moving to SoZ in advance of the 1.22 patch if it looks like it will be a long wait, but that remains under discussion.  Stay tuned for more updates.

Moving Some Services to a New Host

Worldgate and the manual downloads will be unavailable for a short time due to moving to a new, faster and more stable host. ETA is uncertain at this point, as there are many unpredictable factors, but we should be done within a day or two at the most.

We appologise for the inconvenience, and ask that you stay tuned for further information.

Note that these changes only affect downloads and worldgate,- the website, forums and vault/DB will contunue to function as normal.

 

UPDATE 1:

download.alandfaraway.org is now on the new site, so manual downloads should be working again.

We are still working on getting worldgate sorted, stay tuned

 

UPDATE 2:

Worldgate is now back on line. Please check the download page for the new information.

Note: Existing players, delete your current profile in worldgate and follow the instructions on the download page. Also make sure you are running the latest version of Worldgate (version 1.8)

 

The move to the new hosts is now allmost complete. The last step remaining is to move the databases to a better server. This will result in some short downtime for TSM, but should improve login/logout lag and general uptime. Stay tuned for more information on this.

 

UPDATE 3:

The databases have been moved to the new SQL host. With that, everything has now been moved and updated successfully.

Storm of Zehir and 1.22 patch for NWN2

We will be aiming to move to formally adopting the second NWN2 expansion, Storms of Zehir, on Friday, January 23rd.  Please wait to patch until specifically informed, here and on the forums, in case issues arise in preparing the game content for compatibilty.

If you have not yet obtained a copy of Storms of Zehir, you may still be able to play/DM on the OAS2 and various Beta servers, though these may begin to require SoZ as well as time goes on.

Thank you for your patience, and stay tuned for further announcements on the subject.

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