Well that was annoying. My GM-ing notebook’s version of Syrinscape decided to go un-blessed just before the first game of a new campaign coinciding with an (admittedly rare) outage of the Syrinscape server. Cue hasty re-jigging of the room’s audio setup before the players arrived, followed by some clumsy switching between PCs mid-game to run music on the desktop in the corner and the rest of the game from the notebook. Not the smoothest game session I’ve run.
I know it’s not the end of the world, and I know it was just an unlucky combination of events. It’s just very frustrating when a subscription service you’ve been with for ages decides to not be available at exactly the time you need it. So let me vent, OK?
(In case anyone’s not getting the tone of the above… it’s mostly tongue in cheek. But there’s a niggling core of “Well Syrinscape let me down this time, maybe I should look into alternatives as a backup plan in case it does it again.”)