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      GFL is an ever expanding gaming community. Our servers are created, customized and optimized to give every player the gaming experience they deserve. In addition to this, we hand pick all of our admins and take pride in having the best team to keep our servers clean. We are always recruiting, and welcome new members daily. Feel free to apply for membership if you haven't already!

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    2. March, New Servers, VIP Giveaway

      Hello all!   March has been an incredible month for GFL! Things have really picked up and because it’s been a little bit since we released a newsletter, we thought it would be a great time to post an update of sorts.   GMOD Zombie Survival Today GFL Zombie Survival is making a comeback! GFL previously had a successful Zombie Survival, however it was ultimately cut due to a decline in its player base. You can now once again play this classic gamemode on GFL servers thanks to the efforts of @k2nod, who will be managing the server, and the GMOD Division Leader team (@Zebra). You can join the server by searching for “GFL Zombie Survival” in the server browser or by typing `connect 92.119.148.5` in your client’s console.   CS:GO Jailbreak Another beloved gamemode that is making a comeback is GFL’s CS:GO Jailbreak. The Division Leaders, @Leks and @FrenZy, have once again decided to give the gamemode a try. Starting on the first of April, you will be able to connect to the server by typing `connect 92.119.148.3:27015` into the console. We hope that this run is JB’s longest yet!   The Backend Over the past few weeks, we’ve been gradually migrating various services over to our new web machine. The majority of our core services (site, API, bots, and the database server) have been successfully migrating and we’ve already noticed huge improvements in speed and our capacity to handle load. Our new web server is capable of running circles around the old one. The new server has a Ryzen 3800X (16 threads @ 3.9 GHz), 64 GB of RAM, and 1x2 TB of NVMe SSD storage and is running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS at this time. To further capitalize on the improved hardware, we’ve also re-architectured the backend and are now utilizing a container based setup (as opposed to VMs) backed by a ZFS mirror pool in hopes of reducing overhead and improving performance. I did a lot of the setup and moving, but I’d also like to give a shout out to @Roy for helping out with the networking stuff.   Discord Over the past couple of months, our public Discord has been growing like crazy. As it stands today, we’re only 100 members away from 9000 and we’re on track to hit that number during the month of April. To celebrate, we’re giving away 3 months of VIP to two members. The only requirements are that you are currently a member, are in the public discord, and that you have played on a GFL server for at least 2 hours in the past 30 days (or you are otherwise active in the community). Current VIPs and Supporters are welcome to participate too and more details will be released once we have hit this target.   Community Three days ago on March 28th, GFL had 953 concurrent players, its highest player count to date. This tremendous milestone shows how much we’ve improved over the past year and we’re thankful for all of our staff and players! Unfortunately, it can’t all be good news. It’s no secret that Roy has been getting burned out over these past couple of months, so it likely won’t surprise anyone that Roy has decided to pass his responsibilities as GFL’s benevolent dictator for life on and has sold the community to @rapperdan, who has decided to incorporate GFL into his existing community, Games for Dan. All of the staff at GFL are excited to work alongside the GFD staff to make this transition as smooth as possible. The staff at both GFL and GFD will continue to be committed to providing a quality experience both in and out of game and we don’t intend for this to change that one bit! We intend for this transition to begin on April 7th. The goal is that everything is transparent to the player and that nothing about the servers themselves change.   Rust Finally, we’ve had some drama with Rust this month, but we’re happy to announce that we’ve got it sorted out! Thanks to a ton of hard work by @ACanadianAsian, the servers have been back up for a few days and are doing great!    If you’ve got Rust and you’d like to check em’ out, here are the IP addresses:   Vanilla: 92.119.148.57:28015 Modded 10x: 92.119.148.57:28015 Modded 2x: 92.119.148.58   Thanks again to all of our staff, donators, and members. We had a great March and we hope that April will be even better!   Cheers! Xy

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    3. CS:GO Expansion -- Intermediate Surf Timer Server!

      I am pleased to announce our brand new addition to our CS:GO Division. Due to the hard work of staff and players alike, GFL Surf is in the early stages of a massive overhaul - namely, the near tripling of the current map pool. Our hope is to expand and have more diversity, and we did not feel that our former system did that very well, given that we did have two servers with easy maps and one that mostly only very experienced surfers can go on.   This new server serves as a good middle ground for those players that are just starting to finish the harder maps on #2 and are looking to improve further before taking the leap to the Expert server. This also supports the hundreds of maps we are bringing in.    The server has well over 200 maps in the mapcycle, which is more than all of the servers did combined prior to this.    I want to give massive thanks to our admin team, map testers, and in particular those that helped with zoning all of these maps these past couple of weeks. @Dini, @AshAkiri, @yuptodat, @Ancliz have been doing God's work.    Server IP:  gosurf3.gflclan.com:27015 (92.119.148.83:27015)   Thanks! We hope you guys will enjoy.    For more information about what we're working on, check out the latest update @AshAkiri put up at https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/54166-gfl-csgo-surf-massive-march-update/

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    4. The Promotion - New Technical Administrator

      Hello Everyone! I am very pleased to announce our new Technical Administrator, @AshAkiri. His technical skills with his creative ways to solve problems specifically with our CS:GO Surf Timer servers! This marks him as a valuable member of the community. He will be dedicating his time towards the CS:GO Division on our future projects! Everyone please give him the warmest welcome in his new role!

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    5. The Promotion - New TF2 Division Leader

      Hi, folks! I am proud to announce a new TF2 Division Leader, @Mejilla! She is noted for her management and leadership knowledge towards to TF2 Servers. She will lead the division into the right direction.   Please join me to welcome her as a new Division Leader. 

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    6. GFL Newsletter - November/December/January 2019-2020

      November/December/January 2020 Newsletter   A brief announcement:       Hey there, I just wanted to let you guys know that we are moving back to monthly newsletters. Newsletters will now be published near the end of every month. If you wish to help the Writing Team, then please take a look at the "advertisement" section below. Thanks, and enjoy the newsletter!     The Newsletter   ---GMOD Clone Wars RP released---         We've finally released our new GMOD CWRP server! Role-play as a clone soldier in your favorite legion, or become a powerful Jedi to fight the Separatist army! Events are controlled by Game masters, and ranks are based on your performance and time. The server IP is "92.119.148.8:27015". Drop by sometime, yeah?   More information here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/49826-announcement-gmod-clone-wars-rp/     Clone Wars RP forum here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1100-cwrp/     ---GMOD NZombies Released---       GMOD NZombies (Nazi Zombies) has finally come to GFL! Do you like playing COD zombies? Want to survive endless waves of zombies with your pals? Well now you can with our GMOD NZombies gamemode! Team up with other players to fight the undying horde of crazed Nazi Zombies! You can join the server by using this IP; "92.119.148.54:27015". We'd love to have you!   NZombies forum here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1163-nzombies/   ---GMOD Murder returning---       We have decided to bring back GMOD Murder thanks to our Anycast network. One player is chosen to be a murderer, another to be a detective, and the rest are bystanders. The murderer needs to kill everyone without blowing his cover. The detective spawns with a revolver and is tasked with eliminating the murderer. As for the bystanders, their only job is to stay safe and collect clues (clues are used to find the murderer). The server IP is "92.119.148.42:27015". What are you doing? Get your butt in there!   More information here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/48753-announcement-gmod-murder-is-back/     Murder forum here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/797-murder/   ---New CS:GO Division Leader, Frenzy---       GFL is more than excited to announce that @FrenZy is now the CS:GO Division Leader. Previously a division leader back in 2015, FrenZy has proven himself to be extremely dedicated, and highly knowledgeable. His management skills are just what GFL needs for the CS:GO section. Congratulations to FrenZy, and we hope to see great things from him soon!   ---GFL 2019 Demographic---       This is our 5th annual GFL Demographic. Previous demographics were created by Queue, however, this one was made by @Mejilla. By far one of our most diverse demographics yet. The 2019 Demographic has exceeded previous demographics by double! It reached an outstanding 422 responses (the previous record was around 200 responses).    More information here --->      ---GFL's Birthday---       GFL was founded by Roy on January 25, 2011. Roy, at the time, was only 14 years old. He initially created the group as a joke, but in time it amassed a reasonable amount of players. GFL is now 9 years old, let's look forward to the many years ahead!    ---HeLLsGamers and GFL CS:GO 1V1 Event---       This wonderful event hosted by both HeLLsGamers and GFL, was created in hopes of bringing the two communities together. It was held on January 11 and was a complete success. 3 winners were chosen from the event. 1st place was [GFL] Jun, 2nd place was [GFL] AmPeach, and 3rd place was [HG] Lemonade. We hope to have more events like this in the future!   ---10 New Killing Floor 2 servers---       We've added an additional 10 servers to our Killing Floor 2 roster. Our servers will have different difficulties set, they include Normal, Hard, Suicidal, and Hell on Earth. These servers are hosted in New York City, NY.    More information here --->      ---Surf Timer Expert 3-6---       A third edition to the Surf Timer server group, the expert server has over 50+ maps with player rank transferring over from beginner surf timer servers. Be sure to visit the server at ‘92.119.148.45:27015’, to connect via the console.   Advertisements     ---Writing Team Applications---       Writers are tasked with creating Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL then please visit the links below.   More information about Writer here --->      You can apply for Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/   ---TF2 Server Applications---       We are currently looking for new TF2 admins! They are responsible for moderating our TF2 servers and enforcing server rules. If you are interested, please follow the links below!   TF2 2Fort Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/44-tf2-2fort-admin-application/   TF2 2Fort 2 Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/53-tf2-2fort-2-admin-application/   TF2 Hightower Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/52-tf2-hightower-admin-application/   TF2 Hightower 2 Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/91-tf2-hightower-2-admin-application/   Oops, I dropped something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ  

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    7. GMOD Clone Wars RP

      Hello! I am happy to announce, after a lot of hard work, that GMOD Clone Wars RP (CWRP) is ready to be released.    The managers for the server are: @Rick and @Pachimo.   IP: 92.119.148.8:27015   Find the CWRP Forum here: https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1100-cwrp/ Discord: https://discord.gg/3u4qu78 Connect using this link: https://gflclan.com/connect/?id=108 or steam://connect/92.119.148.8   Thank you. Have fun!

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