Page 1 of 14

Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:15 pm
by WQ Coordinator
While most of you will read this topic and automatically wonder what in the world a MN government shutdown has to do with you, well, as many of you know, WolfQuest is created and maintained mostly by employees of the Minnesota Zoo, which is a state-run organization. If the Minnesota government is shut down due to budget conflicts, the Minnesota Zoo may also be shut down, and therefore all state employees will not be allowed to work.

Though it's a complicated situation, the gist of it is that if the state government is shut down on July 1st, WolfQuest (multiplayer games and the forum) will be as well. We will not know if we are shut down until as late as 10pm on June 30th, so I wanted to give you the heads up that if you come online on July 1st and the forums are shutdown, it is not a permanent shutdown, it has nothing to do with the release of 2.5 and should not delay it, and while it's a huge pain, it's nothing to worry about on your end.

If we are shut down, we have no idea as far as how long it will last... it could just be a couple days or as long as a few months.

If you have questions, please refer to this page http://www.mnzoo.org/events/Shutdown.asp (which doesn't mention WolfQuest, but talks about the zoo in general), or you can try posting your questions on here- I'm just not positive I'll be able to answer them. I will not have access to my e-mail in the event of a shutdown, so please do not send me e-mails asking when the forums/games will be back up.

We're really sorry for the inconvenience, but it's totally out of our control, and we sincerely hope if the state does shut down, it will be for a very short time.

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:35 pm
by aribeth
thanks for telling , this is very sad, it would be a real shame if the game will shut down as well as the zoo.Just hope it'll be okay

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:38 pm
by dustydawn
Oh wow~ Thanks for letting us know about this, Cana~!
I'm sure we'll be fine, for however many days it's shut down. That is if it is shutdown.

Again, thank you for letting us know!

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:40 pm
by Larkarl
I've been following this on the news for awhile- hopefully the MN government can come to an agreement on their budget in the next two days, although that doesn't seem likely at this point. Thanks for the heads up and good luck to all of you.

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:35 am
by deedeedragonwolf
Oh Man! This is unfortunate.

Do you mind telling me why the zoo's shutting down? I'm from England, so I haven't really heard anything about it. Thanks Cana, We all appreciate the heads up. :)

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:50 am
by jax smacx
wait so is wolf quest quest shutting down for a while or something else please reply im real confused and worryed :? :?: :!: :cry: :(

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:24 am
by paperpaws
That is unfortunate, and quite sudden for me to hear... Thanks a lot for the notice, glad to know what's happening.
jax smacx wrote:wait so is wolf quest quest shutting down for a while or something else please reply im real confused and worryed :? :?: :!: :cry: :(
Yes, that is the case... WolfQuest will be shut down for a while (the forums and game), and it's not sure for how long.

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:28 am
by cbako01
Thanks for the heads up!

I really hope it doesn't shut down or if it does it's only for a little while, for your sake. Thanks again for the heads up

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:38 am
by Angelion Blackfire
Sad to hear, but yea...

And like everyone else said - thanks for letting us know.

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:39 am
by Skor
Thanks for letting us know.
Sad, really, but at least now it won't be a shock, right?

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:58 am
by daniipachii
:( i really hope they dont shut wolfquest down,i love this place.plus i just joined like 2 weeks ago.i really hope this works out for everyone.

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:03 am
by Sambhur
Ahh, thank you for letting us know, Cana, I wouldn't have known otherwise. c:

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:49 am
by Amaye
Is it just the Mulitplayer or the whole thing?
And that's really sad to hear....

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:21 am
by paperpaws
Amaye wrote:Is it just the Mulitplayer or the whole thing?
And that's really sad to hear....
Both Multiplayer and the forums will be taken down for the time being, and I assume the game development will be paused during the shutdown as well.

Re: Minnesota State Government Shutdown

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:22 am
by wolfyattitude
That is a shame. Hopefully, this won't be for too long.