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    Reintroduction Of Our TF2 Division


    Roy

    Hi everyone,

     

    We are reintroducing our TF2 division. These servers are being hosted under our new network and ever since setting them up, have been doing fairly well. As of right now, there are no Division Leaders and Server Managers. The Directors and I will be managing the division for the time being until things stabilize and are proven to last.

     

    Servers

    2Fort

    We've setup a 2Fort-only server with fast respawn two days ago. So far, it has reached 20+ players both days and filled up fairly quick. The server is basically vanilla apart from fast respawn and the 32-player limit.

     

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    Orange X3

    GFL's classic Orange X3 server is back! The server is running the original Orange X3 map along with having fast respawn. Apart from the location, the server is just like how it was back in 2011 - 2013 when it was the top Orange X3 server in TF2 (got to 8th in the world for all TF2 servers at one point via GameTracker). This was one of the first successful servers within GFL and apart from the old TF2Ware server (which may come back, who knows?!), is the only server I've paid out of my pocket for back in 2011 (back when we had a private hosting provider on the West Coast of the US). I've honestly missed this server and I know many others have as well such as @Alejandro and @Ben. It got to 32/32 (full) the first night we've released it again (which was tonight). Therefore, I'm having confidence it'll do well.

     

    Here's a video by myself showing how the server was back in 2012. The server is setup very similarly now in regards to general game play:

     

     

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    Mario Kart

    Mario Kart is another addition we plan to add to our TF2 rotation if everything goes to plan. GFL had a very successful Mario Kart server setup back in 2011 - 2013. It contained things like jetpack which made the server enjoyable to many. I plan to set it up very similarly with the classic Mario Kart map and jetpack plugin (if there's an improved version of the old plugin, I will use that instead). This was personally one of my favorite servers to play on back in 2011 - 2013.

     

    Here's a video I made back in 2012 showing how the server was:

     

     

    Conclusion

    We are starting out with these three servers to start. However, the first two have been off to a good start. I will continue to monitor their growth as time goes on and decide whether or not we want to open more servers. However, let's focus on these three first. I am also working to build an admin team for these servers as well and if the division seems like it'll be worth it in the long-run, we'll start looking for Division Leader(s) and Server Managers.

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reply.

     

    Thank you!

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    I am also aware the Orange X3 GameTracker is currently under CS:S. This will be changed soon. We changed our CS:S Dust2 server into TF2 Orange X3 which is why it is currently showing under CS:S.

     

    Thank you.

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    OMGGGGGGGG AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     

    THE MEMORIESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

     

    I wanna see any of the oldies will get back on for a few hours.... oml that'd be awesome!

     

    YES ROY!

    this is going to eat my time away

     

    Thank you!!

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    Not so sure of Orange x3 because there is already several servers out there of that nature and of course, most of them are completely empty and dead. One of the very few game modes that could work is Freak Fortress(saxton hale but with more characters) or even jailbreak.(and yes i already seen a few servers gaining popularity of those. Mario Kart and 2Fort without a doubt should be fine.

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    1 hour ago, MrNoobyNoob said:

    Not so sure of Orange x3 because there is already several servers out there of that nature and of course, most of them are completely empty and dead. One of the very few game modes that could work is Freak Fortress(saxton hale but with more characters) or even jailbreak.(and yes i already seen a few servers gaining popularity of those. Mario Kart and 2Fort without a doubt should be fine.

    He said it got 32/32 last night, so there's a good chance ours will do just fine. 

     

    1 hour ago, Jerry Hat Trick said:

    This addition will likely entice me to play TF2 again. I quit when it became FTP.

     

    I just have one question, and I'm not even sure it's pertinent; Is this normal?

    I'd expected to see 1 entry for the server when I went to add it, yet there are many.

     

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    That may be the anycast mumbo jumbo, but yeah it don't look normal lol

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    2 hours ago, Jerry Hat Trick said:

    This addition will likely entice me to play TF2 again. I quit when it became FTP.

     

    I just have one question, and I'm not even sure it's pertinent; Is this normal?

    I'd expected to see 1 entry for the server when I went to add it, yet there are many.

     

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    That specifically isn't normal and I plan to talk to @Dreae about it. It appears the server responds to any port on the IP via the A2S_INFO query. For example, if I add 92.119.148.3:27015 to HLSW (the server's actual port is 27015), things work fine. But I can also add 92.119.148.3:27017 and it'll show the same player count but the player list will be non-existent. I confirmed it doesn't duplicate within the Master Server though which is good.

     

    Thanks.

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    2 hours ago, WigglesWorth said:

    He said it got 32/32 last night, so there's a good chance ours will do just fine. 

    Just because it started off good doesn’t mean it will stay that way take a look at purge for an example it started off great then died quickly when new servers come out people flock to them then get bored and return to there old servers.

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    4 hours ago, Akris said:

    Just because it started off good doesn’t mean it will stay that way take a look at purge for an example it started off great then died quickly when new servers come out people flock to them then get bored and return to there old servers.

    That's why I said "a good chance" since nothing is guaranteed

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    Why don't you re-enlist ex-server managers who actually wanted to see the servers grow? 

     

    Also make sure you're actually invested in TF2 servers this time, and don't set them up for failure by not taking responsibility and claiming that "Valve ruined community servers, therefor we can't run any anymore," when the truth of the matter was, is that support for them stopped and the servers died. There's plenty of community TF2 servers that have a healthy population. It's like a plant. Water it, and it lives. Stick it in a corner and neglect it, and it dies.

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    15 minutes ago, WigglesWorth said:

    @Nerd @Cutie why are you using two accounts simultaneously to comment on the same post?

    I'm Nerd's fiancee and we're living together, so we're bound to have the same IP since our comps are across from each other and running off the same modem.

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    2 hours ago, WigglesWorth said:

    @Nerd @Cutie why are you using two accounts simultaneously to comment on the same post?

     

    I can vouch for them, they are two different person living in the same house. 

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