Some exciting news, because as of today, the master server is back! Yes, that's right, it's working again like it should. However, with this exciting announcement there is some bad, good and ugly news associated.
First, the bad news. It looks like the master server is now officially gone for good. The master server domain still points at ravenmaster.cloudapp.net, but that Azure subdomain has been officially deleted, making the official return of the Raven Software master server very unlikely to say the least.
Then some good news. Because Raven Software decided to delete the Azure subdomain, I've created a virtual machine in Azure with that subdomain instead, meaning I am now hosting the SoF2 master server! That is also why the master server is now officially back and I plan to host it for at least for another decade or so.
However, there is one major caveat (the ugly news). The master server domain, master.sof2.ravensoft.com, is still owned by Raven Software. If they decide to remove the CNAME record to ravenmaster.cloudapp.net we may find ourselves master-less once again.
Because of this, I've decided to keep it running for a month as trial period. If the DNS records are not changed by then, I will also offer support for the other Raven Software titles such as Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast II and Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy, just to name a few. I think it is important to continue supporting all Raven Software games, not just SoF2.
So, to be continued! For now, enjoy!
Master server is back!
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