Well, after a bit of a delay and a hiccup (Note: enable Allow Direct Teleport), the InSilico sims are now accessible to the public again..
Getting back in after being locked out for so long, our first priority was to just take a look around and make sure everything is as it was before this whole drama started. Aside from scripts being turned off in some regions, lag from everything coming on at once, and a few lists being cleared out; everything remains intact...and it WILL remain in tact. Skills' prims aren't going anywhere unless we choose to remove them. Also, since we've been given time to recoup some of the financial losses the sims have incurred, we are not making any plans to scale things back at the moment. We're going to wait and see how we fare over the next few months before contemplating such things.
To that end, our current priority is now swapping out all the old rental boxes. While we've tried to lock the old ones to prevent anyone from paying into them, this seems to be hit or miss. So please be careful here as we can not refund monies paid into the old system (the new rental boxes look different, so it should be easy to tell). We've already replaced all rental boxes in East, the Mall, 7Seas and most of the RP location rentals in the city itself. Residential rentals are next, and should be done in the next few days...All time remaining is being rounded up and transferred to the new system. If your rental expired or was in arrears during the lock out, I will be placing those units on reserve for you for at least several days, or until we hear back from you otherwise.
As I've said a few times now (and which make me feel icky every time): Please please do not pay anyone directly in support of the sims, Admin or not (my alt included). The account that now has "ownership" of InSilico is only going to be used for sim financial management from now on, so we need to keep things accountable. If you do choose to donate to the sims, then there are two ways do it...either through the donation box in the main LZ, or through the paypal donate button on this site.
On the RP side of things, we hope to work this lock-out into the story in order to introduce some post Gemini elements...so stay tuned. It is our hope that the changes that come out of this whole mess will be viewed as positive developments.