Hey I've been taking the time while the servers are down to look at the character build forum. I hadn't realized how important the different spell focus feats are on HG. This explains the some of the problems my BFM was having. Now when the serves come back up I am going to have to rebuild my characters to take advantage of spell focus feats and other tricks I picked up from the forum.
since the server seemed to have had a power outage at around 22:00 yesterday, i downloaded all the bic files that were saved between 21:55 and 22:00 (there are no bic files with a later date). i tried opening them in the leto editor to see, if they were ok. i tested 98 files and 25 didn't load. 23 of those had "access violation" errors and 2 had "invalid or unsupported element type" errors. all these files were saved at either 21:59 or 22:00. none of the files with save times between 21:55 and 21:58 had any error messages in leto. this suggests that it is not a leto editor problem, but that the bic files that didn't load were indeed damaged when the power went out. here is a list:
invalid or unsupported element type error: nwn/servervault/The Jugerwokie/moudaiplagueofth.bic nwn/servervault/HippyImmortal/zackyzack.bic
They may be partially retrievable. Otherwise, our last backup is from two weeks ago. If you haven't played the toon in question recently, the backup should work fine. Otherwise, we'll have to replace your xp and items piecemeal, based on what we can glean from the damaged files and logs. Track down a dm ingame, or post in the Bug/Problem Report thread I'm starting, to get the process rolling.
Everyone is now free to login, all the corrupt characters are now renamed to prevent crashes.