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  1. 23 points
    Hey everyone, I just wanted to share some graphs and numbers showing GFL's recent progress in the past few months for those interested. Honestly, GFL hasn't been doing as well as it is now since early 2016 (before the new website) in regards to server/website numbers. Website Registrations We are now starting to reach 60+ registrations daily. We haven't had this high of a number since the new website was released in mid-2016 (which had an obvious spike because of the existing community and new website launch). Total Online In-Game Players We track the most online users in-game here (peak). I check this daily and in the last couple months, we've been hitting around 500 - 600+ players daily (peak). Unfortunately, we don't have a graph that tracks daily numbers (I had one built at one point years ago and implemented into the IPS 4 beta website using a JavaScript library (Charts.JS?), but it didn't work after importing to the live website). However, I do believe we still track these numbers in the database. Therefore, we may be able to build a graph in the future which will show historical data as well. Anyways, we beat our old record which occurred sometime in early 2017 due to a CS:GO matchmaking outage (so community servers saw more activity) on May 12th, 2019. Our record is currently at 643 players online at the same time on all GFL servers. We've been getting very close to that number since then. As of right now, I'd say we're in the stabilizing phase meaning we're waiting for our new hosting provider and working to improve our current servers on the Anycast network along with the network itself. We've only added a couple servers to our rotation recently which don't consume much resources. I'd say we'll start adding more servers after a couple months or so. Servers On The Anycast Network Many of our servers have been doing well on our Anycast network. You can find a full list here. However, I just wanted to share them here as well. Our Rust server reached 165 players around two weeks ago or so. Unfortunately, due to no support for fragmented UDP packets on the Anycast network via Compressor, GameTracker hasn't recorded these numbers. However, you can see our server tracker recorded it at 165/200 here. Fun note - we've never had a single server reach this many players before (GFL started running in 2011). The server that held this record beforehand was probably our old GMod Purge server which would get to 95 - 105 players back in 2014 - 2016. We now have three successful TF2 servers. Two in which are in the top 10! If it weren't for GameTracker deranking many legitimate servers, we'd also have three CS:GO servers in the top 10. Two in which are Surf Timer. I'd like to note how well our 64-slot Surf Timer server has been doing as of recent. These servers are getting closer to how our CS:GO Surf Timer servers did back in 2014 - 2016. Our CS:GO ZE server is still the top CS:GO server in the world (which it has been for the last three - four years or so) which is still amazing, by the way. Our CS:GO Arena, BHop, and JailBreak servers are also doing well on the new network. Our Fistful of Frags server rarely empties out! And finally, our GMod servers on the network are doing great! Prop Hunt and TTT seem to never drop below 15. We also have an in-game player tracking database that recorded at 3+ million unique players since 2014. However, I don't have any numbers right now. There is also a high chance the new servers don't have this plugin installed. I plan to look into this at some point and get our servers updated with the new plugin. Thank you! I just wanted to thank everyone who is contributing to our progress. From playing on our servers, to visiting the website, to administrating, and donating. Everything helps! This is called a gaming community for a reason. Everybody helps contribute towards the community's progress one way or another. I understand there are a lot of improvements still needed. There are still concerns about the amount of donations we receive, etc. We are also making tweaks to our Anycast setup. We are waiting for our new hosting provider who will offer a better performing CPU and will be ultimately cheaper than what we are paying for now. With that said, the Anycast network itself needs improvements. However, we won't be able to do this until I can get Scorch Host going which is still the plan. I know I am not as active within the community itself. I am only trying to participate in the technical side of GFL. However, I will still do my best to guide everybody in the right direction if possible. I will also be taking a big step back to start working on Scorch Host once things calm down in GFL and I have a game plan. I will also try to get more numbers and graphs I can display which will show GFL's recent progress. I hope you enjoy the read and thank you for your time.
  2. 20 points
    I was more than happy to help out Pedro administrating the servers once they booted, but such is life, got one year to go in the military and as i'm once again operational, I don't really feel like wasting every second weekend that I get to be at home by playing on my computer. Honestly, it's a goodbye to GFL pretty much. This is kind of a bitter-sweet ending for me, anyone that knows me around here knows that i've been here for a long time on and off. Once I finish this year (hopefully without a war breaking out), I'll be working a few months and then travelling around a little. Anyone here who might do that as well, see ya in the far far east. Once i'm back from that i'll start my life I suppose. It's been a great run, stay positive you shitlords.
  3. 16 points
    Name: willy wilson Steam ID: STEAM_0:1:69678040 Discord Handle: willy#2947 Age: 21 Server Playtime: 400ish (I use a lot of different names often with willy "insert funny thing here" wilson or changing my name to something I find hilarious, so relatively hard to keep track) Your timezone: Pacific (occasionally in central whenever I go home to visit my parents) What time of the day are you usually on ZE? Nightime, sometimes all day, work from home as a student so depends on midterms, finals, GRE, etc. Do you have any unique skill sets that can help with maintaining/improving the server? Technical knowledge in CSS or CSGO Server management (previous admin on sG and gfl css ze) Some experience in graphic design (video editing and graphics for my youtube, nothing too professional but have done this sort of stuff) Customer Service experience (interning for a politician, as well as previously working as a seller during my schools football games) Are you in school or already in the workforce? School Workforce Both (Part time school and Part time work) Are you able to understand any other languages besides English? English, French, and very basic German Why do you want to become an admin? I've been playing on gfl's cs go server for a few years now, but have become more active on it recently due to enjoying the community more and more. I really do enjoy playing here, and have stayed due to making more and more friends on this server, and enjoying the company of most of the people and players. I've been an admin before on both sG and on gfl's css server (in regards to gfl css I asked the most active manager, vanya, for his permission and he wished me luck in my app so there shouldn't be a conflict of interest), I really do enjoy both communities and hope to see them both flourish and am applying to admin to help them do so. I'm an experienced player who can bring a variety of skills to the table in regards to being an admin, and while I may have a slightly different mindset than most of the admin team, I am willing to conform my ideals in order to provide a better gaming experience to the gfl the player base. I think anyone who knows me will know that I am open, honest, and earnest. I have never once broken server rules as either a gfl css ze or sG ze admin, and wouldn't dream of doing it here (if anyone has taken notice I have curved my usage of certain words, and although I may not agree with the ruling on a moral level, I will abide by it and strictly enforce it). I want to apply as I feel that much of the current admin team isn't as active as I'd like them to be and would like to throw my hat into the mix as an active player. I also have a fair bit of experience and like to think I'm a good mediator for people and their issues. I bring a lot of map knowledge to the table, and haven't submitted my application without putting a decent amount of thought into becoming part of the cs go ze admin team. Just to conclude, I'd like to say that while I may be somewhat rowdy and rambunctious at times, I am not taking the decision to apply for admin here lightly, and am doing so believing that I can help the server through applying.
  4. 15 points
    Hi guys I'm not leaving just thought I'd mention every idiot in this community here goes!!! @Roy @RivalRevival @Ben @Liloz01 @Cobra @Leks @Reeve @Zebra @Zero @Fafy @xSnowyAngel @reduct @TheThirdReaper @Pedro all other sm's are stupid as fuck @HackingPotato @Pyros @Nick @Xy_ @Shuruia @Dano @Joshy @Korowa @King_Wailord @Mould @Unzo @Moose @smiley @Vin @Vudu @Chef. @BamBoozled @k2nod @Vauff @Onahole @Chewie2k @Loco @BraveSky @Fidler_2k @hotEvercLear @SwegBuster everyone else is an idiot ^ 2 thank u for coming to my ted talk
  5. 13 points
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  6. 12 points
    send out the bat signals, you dumb dumbs its another santa extreme event [insert stock image santa banner] saturday, august 24th @ 5:00PM central (gmt -5) map ze_santassination_v3 (y'all should have this map by now, its 2019) rules don't troll with items, or you will be banned from using them. don't afk in spectate, or you will be kicked. don't mic spam; let the leader(s) try to give commands over voice comm. don't zombie inflate (intentionally becoming a zombie to give the CT's a lesser chance). mute round will be applied IF we deem it necessary. all other server rules apply to the event. yes, we will be starting on extreme prologue.
  7. 9 points
    Originally, I thought about remaking my singing due to shit mic, but then I thought to myself that the shitty mic is what makes this so authentic. I might make this public soon. Lyrics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jnC8NyhfD-o21PEDxTX5HEeRencu5gQEvbBEYyxKN5o/edit?usp=sharing
  8. 9 points
    There's way too much to post so I'll just post this beaut!
  9. 9 points
    This has been stated multiple times on Discord now, but I figure it needs to be said on forums as well. We didn't disable spectate just because GT deranked the server, spectating has been an issue on the server for a while now and it's only been slowly getting worse over the past 2 years. The derank has just finally kicked us into action of finally dealing with it. With how in-demand the server is while being full a good chunk of the time, it doesn't make sense to allow people to spectate when those people could instead be replaced by the people wanting to get in the server and actually play. Not to mention, there are people who go into spec and treat the server more of a chatroom while just waiting for a tryhard map they want to play come on, or who just don't want to play zombie. And if spectate is truly needed for something, admins are now able to move people to spectate with proper reason if needed (e.g. zombie wants to keep leading humans). If this had been purely about the GT derank, we wouldn't have cared, at best we get a minimal amount of players joining from there.
  10. 8 points
    CS:GO EVENT 5v5 DATE: AUGUST 18TH 5 PM EST Hello gamers! We’ll be starting a CS:GO event of 5v5. The last time we had this type of event was about a year ago, so a pretty long time. This is going to be only a one short event since it’s starting when school started. There will not be a badge for participation, unfortunately, this is a short event so… maybe in the future it might bring back the badge participation. REQUIREMENTS: Must be a member or higher. Apply for member here if you haven’t done so. No excessive bans for the current year. RULES: No cheats, exploits, glitching, or 3rd party tools that give u an unfair advantage over other players. No ghosting Don't be disrespectful No sexual harassment of players Do not be racist or use racist terms No mic or text chat spam No advertising other communities events No name impersonation of anyone. DETAILS: DATE: AUGUST 18 TIME: 5 PM EST LOCATION: US SERVERS MAPS: TBD SETUP: https://popflash.site/ Thanks to @Mejilla CURRENT ROSTER: Group 1 Team Name: Weeb Naysh Player Name(s): @Auralanity @Aurelien @Royce @Korowa @SirAdair @Sonic393 Group 2 Team Name: The Weeb Destroyer Player Name(s): @BamBoozled @Racc @Moose @Vudu @PurpleExod(Members Changed/Removed) Group 3 Team Name: XxWakandaxX Player Name(s): @turkish @Vin @Thunder33 @Big Normie @Flappyufhs Group 4 Team Name: 1v1 Admins Player Name(s): @JGuary551 @Angry @Jensen @Sumnerz @.tr0ns Teams must be finalized on August 16th at the very least. Please post your team below including who will be on your team, the roster will be updated according to who is joining on your team! Format thanks to @Darkling
  11. 8 points
    Well I did this for Steam Gamers and now I'll do it here as no one seems to want to pull the trigger here as well and get dirty in making some meta changes with weapon clip sizes and the prices tags they have in zombie escape. With the meta being dominated for years and years with Bizons and Negevs and taking anything other than that completely hurting your team, and this being a casual game-mode, in the end and it's probably healthier to give it some variety in viable weapon choices. My goal ultimately is to bring most weapons to the level of the Bizon and Negev with only the slightly of nerfs to those weapons (mostly being more reasonable price tags). Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fiZn4JVmEWmk7YX7QRdsrTifbI23dBA0j5p5N0zrKA8/edit?usp=sharing With me you get a spreadsheet that goes into hardcore details of the weapons and I use some in depth thought process on the value of each weapon. The main numbers I use are Price Tag, clip size ,and $ per bullet. To get $ per bullets you get the Price Tag divided by its clip size to get $ per bullet. The reason you use this is to keep track of each weapons classes value since 90 % of players use something like this when considering rebuys. Bizons are the best value in $ per bullet in the server at 21.88, the next best smg in the server right now is mp5 at 34 $ per bullet. Clearly unbalanced so my goal is to get it more even and more reasonable in terms of value per weapon rebuy. Smgs Bizon is king of smg's in GFL. Smg's in general are the best class of weapons in ze since they do a bit of everything and thus my goal is to make each SMG have a bit of a purpose in small or technical rebuying sort of ways. Right off the bat Bizon remain the cheapest rebuy option at 25 $ with the next cheapest at 27.27 $, while remaining in the middle ground of raw smg stats but with the 2nd best reload speed. MP9's in theory might have the fastest BPM but they are horrible at rebuying (small clip and they have a longer drawing animation). P90's have 60 clip mags now and with the fastest bpm of smgs they are the best to rebuy smg, but also the most expensive ones. MP7's overall similar to MP5's in raw values except Mp7's have best spraying and running accuracy of all smgs. Thus a tad more expensive. Got more details in the spreadsheet on smgs as this is the most important part of the changes. Rifles If you noticed earlier I said weapon class, rifles and smg's should be more viewed separately in terms of $ per bullet . With smg's my goal is to make most around 27-29 $ per bullet while raising the standards of non Bizon smg's to similar levels of it. Rifles clip sizes should be around 35-45 bullets per clip and with that buff rifles are likely better mid and long range than smg's (surprise). With higher base damage and range modifiers they should be slightly more expensive than smg's. They should be amazing at mid and long range like this and that's were their meta needs to be. My thought process is the weaker rifles should be 45 bullets (Famas, Galil) since they have low range modifiers and base damage, normal rifles be at 40 and scoped rifles be at 35 ammo per clip since they are more niche and best at long range. Biggest thing honestly is you could make rifles even cheaper than what I got on this sever. Shotguns Shotguns are just bad and in general need buffs everywhere, don't think anyone can 1v1 me on that. Nova being the best shotgun most likely. Snipers Scars are 250 $ more than awp but 2x better in raw dps. Needs to be more expensive. G3 is literally a worthless auto sniper compared to the Scar since the only difference between the two is the G3 has 1.6 sec longer reload time. Reason why Steam Gamers removed it. Scouts base movement speed in CSGO is 230 U/Sec IDK why this server removed it from the zmarket. It should not have faster movement than the knife like in CSS. Machine Gun Negev is the god weapon of this server I swear to lord above all if anything needs to be changed from it it needs to be some knockback nerf. Since its the cream of the crop you need to be careful nerfing it so I don't want to touch this outside of admins considering nerfing the knockback on this beast. M249 is weird to balancing since maps like Wanders V5 have it designed to be the only machine gun so in that light my goal isn't to make it equal to the Negev just closer. 100-120 clip and from 45 $ per bullet to 33 makes it not a joke weapon, just not the Negev. Again would consider a knockback buff to polarize the Negev one. These are all my suggested changes not everything is set in stone and much of it was considered for GFL's market system of a stagnate 16k money which compared to SG's means guns needs to be cheaper than what SG has to make things more viable. Admins feel free to take what you want from this just giving this community a base point for how to view adjusting clip sizes on weapons.
  12. 8 points
    Apply your 5th grade English reading comprehension already and stop re-appealing. The answer is no and it still is no.
  13. 7 points
    2014 - 2016 Website Archive Hey all, I recently connected my old desktop to my network and discovered some old backups from the website (all the files and databases). Many have requested that I should put an archive of the old website up just so people can explore how we were back in 2014 - 2016 and dig up old threads that suggested good ideas, etc. With that said, some people asked me about GFL's past and giving them a thread from the old website would have been easier instead of explaining in some situations. From a technical prospective, I wanted to see how easy it was to install an older version of PHP on the newer OS along with seeing if the old MySQL database was still compatible with the newer MySQL server versions. Therefore, I decided to work on this project earlier this week and completed it within a couple days. The following currently applies to the archived website: The website is hosted on a VPS separated from GFL's hardware. The website is mostly in read-only besides the Shout Box and status updates. New registrations are disabled. All users have access up to the Server Managers section. A majority of the staff agreed we should give them this access and I went through and wasn't able to find anything too sensitive (most of the sensitive topics happened in higher forums not visible at the moment). Users who were registered can reset their password if they want to login. However, please use a random generated password if you change your password (read below). If you want your user's email changed so you can login, please send me a message on the current website or Discord. If you find a thread that should be hidden, please message me on the website or Discord. WARNING - This version of the website was breached in 2016. The files and databases restored were dated before the breach. However, I cannot 100% guarantee there isn't some backdoor in these files. I did perform searches in the files along with applying additional security measures to the VPS. I also only uploaded 1/10 of the files we actually had on our web server back in the day (only files required for the main forum). I also have an IDS running on the VPS scanning file changes, etc. If you reset your password, please use a random generated password just in-case. If there is indeed a backdoor and it gets utilized, it will be affecting a VPS that is completely isolated from our environment. So no harm done. Feel free to go through and if you dig up any old ideas that would work in our current environment, please let us know! Feel free to read my ~16.0 page long update posts in this section xd. Thanks!
  14. 7 points
    What is your In-Game Name? Luii How old are you? 17 Where are you from? Born and raised in the Favelas. What is your native language and how well do you speak English? An avid speaker of English and brazilian. How long have you been playing Zombie Escape? Relatively over 3 years. How often do you play Zombie Escape per week or on average? In a daily basis,but will stop playing when I get accepted. What made you want to join the admin team and why do you think you deserve to join us? It'd be an understatement to assert that GFL is more of a family than a server. Furthermore, it's preliminary to voice the fact that this family is a powerhouse for those who exhibit exemplary skills and talent in the game of Counter-Strike (specifically, within the Zombie Escape gamemode). Truly, all the individuals from the server with whom I've had the pleasure of speaking to are lovely people – each with their very own stories to tell, emotions to express, friendly personalities to show, and of course, talents to share within Counter-Strike. Ever since I've started meeting you all, I've felt a sense of connection – one that I find to be mutual, and so I seek to maintain and expand upon it by joining you all, side by side. As to why I deserve to join your ranks, I wouldn't be making this application if I didn't feel that I even have a fraction of the skills and talent necessary to join. Regardless, over the years I've played the game, I've learned a lot, garnered enough skill to be by your sides. And when that happens hopefully that skill will be expanded upon as I stand by you all, with your emanating level of talent and high morale. Simply spoken: your presence will give me the strength to make my power level over nine-thousand. What are your favorite Zombie Escape maps? The question of favorites has always been a difficult one for someone as myself who's always evaluating, not rushing to conclusions (But mostly indecisive). I'd say that every map can be enjoyed, even with the simple thought that an individual used their time to make this particular piece of work which we, the players, get to enjoy.| Do you have any videos of yourself in action (Youtube, etc)? |Unfortunately, I do not have any footage of myself playing Zombie Escape.| Tell us a little bit more about yourself (Non ZE related): |I have an unquenchable thirst for the production of Arts and Crafts – which can expand to anything really, such as drawing, digital painting, 3d modelling, and mapping (the latter two still things in development). I can go on and on about my love for that which is aesthetically pleasing. In addition, some would classify me as being academically inclined, but I just do my best to secure a well-ordained future – which on most occassions, starts in a classroom. Finally, I love my family and my friends – not just those I know in real life, but also those I get to know over the internet, for those people, it can truly be said that they are closer than almost any friend you attain in real life - for what bonds you are words, the power they hold over telling the truth and sharing the sincere. I'm also into creative writing (if you haven't already conclused so).| Who are the admin team members that you are familiar with (if any)? All of them | Please name an admin member who will recommend you (If any): All of them Anything else you wish to mention? |Thanks to all the people who encourged me and helped me in making this application – they know themselves. ♥
  15. 7 points
    Here's some images of mountains n stuff. PS: @Doomnack corrupted me with sylveon and he's cringe.
  16. 7 points
    There is plenty of amazing TTT maps. Why would we stick to only a couple. I have a folder with about 30 maps from TTT back when I had a server in 2013. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=154177743 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=108040571 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=106527577 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=141103402 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131606096
  17. 7 points
    Now don't get me wrong I love luff maps as much as the next guy. BUT, I think it would be a fair assessment to call them overplayed. Maps like "Best Korea" and "Sanatassination" are good maps don't get me wrong, but they get played almost every day. with the frequency of these maps being played, I feel detracts from the overall enjoyment of the map itself. Now luffaren himself has plenty of good maps so I propose to fix the problem by adding a luffaren map rotation. Much like how Final Fantasy maps are handled with some of the maps getting rotated out, I feel as though you can do the same with luffaren maps so that the community doesn't spam these maps and decrease the overall fun from completing these maps. IDK just an idea, love to hear what you guys have to say.
  18. 7 points
    Roy and teen room are wonderful. I really would wanna see Roy added to the rotation. Maybe even some of these. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=347827649 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=131667838 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=145316417 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=114042471 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=410160707 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=108034193 <Best map https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=339503586
  19. 6 points
    Name: Jblah2 Steam ID: STEAM_0:1:55186998 Discord Handle: johnwfu #1132 Age: 20 Server Playtime: 525 Your timezone: EST What time of the day are you usually on ZE? mid day EST, morning times mostly sometimes late night Do you have any unique skill sets that can help with maintaining/improving the server? Coding knowledge Understanding of Source SDK or Alien Swarm SDK / Mapping for CSS or CSGO Understanding of stripper bhud and/or Entwatch configs Are you in school or already in the workforce? School Are you able to understand any other languages besides English? very little spanish Why do you want to become an admin? I Have been part of this community for the past couple of months, and I have been addicted to ZE ever since I first logged on gfl. And as a way of expressing my gratitude of being part of this community I want to give back to a community that has given me so much, fun and love in the past. over my hours of ZE on GFL I have tried to be as helpful as possible to newer players, that have questions on ZE. I have always tried to instill my love for ZE into others so that they may feel the joy and excitement that I have when I play on GFL. And I truly would like to help newer players first experience on a ZE server to be a good one, not mic spam, or experience getting ruined by boosting, but the general excitement of shooting zombies in the face. I like to think that I have been around the block a few times, and my goal would be to help others get around the block. I have played around a bit with Hammer and Stripper, I wouldn't say I'm a master at either but I have worked with both before just to play around nothing too serious. But, If I do have a question about either I know who to ask.
  20. 6 points
    I wrote a guideline about how to be a zombie escape leader, please go in, take a look, and blame me for any mistake. https://medium.com/@qazlll456/csgo-zombie-escape-leader-guideline-from-qazlll456-78e606a76a05 caption:(ze_frostdrake winning screen by Unorth leading) (A moment that whim dead at frostdrake ending, poor kid) CSGO zombie escape leader guideline from qazlll456 Inspire by Unorth Table of content Introduction Vocabulary Leading preparation - Hardware requirement - Speaking sound quality - Relationship with other active players - Audience acceptance of a leader The moment before you leading - Seek for the right time to lead - Claim to be a leader - Do not interfere with any other leader During leading - Create uniqueness of a leader - Be well known of environment - Identify loyalty player and toxic player - Observe and control skilful player - Let the audience involve of your decision - Emergency emotional first aid After leading - Making good relationship with loyalty player - Appreciate other people trusting you - Don't always be the leader - The bystander effect and helping effect Summary Introduction This guideline is made by qazlll456 for concluding the sequence of ideas about leading in CSGO zombie escape mode. After over 1000 hours played time to become a zombie escape leader, I decided to conclude everything that I used and learned by was I am a zombie escape leader. Unorth is a person that inspired me to start leading, by his legendary skills, he is a trustworthy and reliable leader and friend. I have learned some zombie escape leader skills from him, so his name should be honored here for all the good reason. This guideline will be divided into six-part: Vocabulary Leading preparation The moment before you leading During leading After leading Summary Vocabulary Since this is a guideline for a specialized area, explain the special word in the guideline is necessary. 1. CSGO: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 19 years ago.[ https://store.steampowered.com/app/730/CounterStrike_Global_Offensive/] 2. Zombie Escape Mode: The main goal of the zombie escape map, other than having a good time and a lot of fun, is to escape as a human from the zombies. This sounds very basic and simple, but in practice it requires a lot of teamwork (coordinated or not), good aiming skill, experience, knowledge of the map and your equipment and ultimately your timings between cover and escaping.[ https://zombieescape.fandom.com/wiki/Guide:_Getting_started] 3. Zombie Escape Mode Leader: The person guides other individuals to a safe place. Leading preparation The Leading preparation is talking everything that you can do before you take the lead, it involves different area, so even you are not qualified in one area, and you can work on other areas that you are capable. Hardware requirement This is a reality requirement, it is all about money. A full-power computer for gaming is pretty expensive these days. Decrease graphics quality to increase gameplay performance is very common these days. In other words, you need to see a terrible, low, ugly object in the game to get high fps. Fortunately, CSGO zombie escape mode is a game does not require a lot of hardware requirement to play. Even the player choose to connect to a server is located on the other side world and a player can still capable to play and chat. There are many websites describes much good gaming computer should be, for example, “The best gaming PC 2019: 10 of the top gaming desktops you can buy”[https://www.techradar.com/news/computing/pc/10-of-the-best-gaming-pcs-you-can-buy-in-2015-1304263] The suggestion from here will be “you on your own” and “bear the cost you can”, a computer, a screen, a keyboard, a mouse, a mic and a headphone. Speaking sound quality This is a personal or microphone issue or both. The microphone issue will be talking your mic physically or the sound setting on your computer. The microphone quality could be too high to become over quality or too low to unable to use. A over quality microphone can hear your background sound clearly to disturbed other players. A lower quality microphone will pronounce noise annoy people. The personal issue is talking about a man speaking speed, pronouncing, grammar and logic. Here are some tips from “Top tips for developing speaking skills – British Council” [chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://www.britishcouncil.in/sites/default/files/posters_1.pdf], I selected two tips that I prefer the most from the report. Be confident “Be confident when you speak. Try not to hesitate. Don’t worry too much about what other people think.” Pronounce your words correctly “Practise consonant sounds which are difficult for speakers of your first language. Practise pronouncing them loudly and clearly. Think about your tongue, teeth and airflow.” There is much reason that these two reasons have chosen from the report. Be confident is very important in a place full of people come from the world, good person and bad person, but the most, it is full of silence person. They actually don’t care what you have spoken, they may don’t even know what you are talking about. Because they don’t speak the language you are speaking. A mistake will be often coming up when you at the beginning section. It is a status to everyone will happen. Pronounce your words correctly is necessary as a leader. All other people rely on you. When you speak it wrong, speak it incorrectly and let other people misunderstand what you had spoken, it will cause a serious effect which is losing the game. Your accent isn't your problem. You don't need to care your accent when you able to communicate with others. But clearly, your accent problem is not the same as pronouncing. Here is a TED Talk video talk about English speaking, From the Speaker "Heather Hansen". [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dum2Z4B3js] For other languages e.g. Spanish, please refer to your own school class when you learn as a child. Or, Duolingo [https://www.duolingo.com/] Relationship with other players Help from the others is very important, I would state some example here for a good situation when you are the leader. Example 1: More than 10 men support your leadership and speak loud wanted you to become the leader. Example 2: There is no other person here wanted to lead. Example 3: The admin won’t stop your leading and help you stop others interrupt you. So, the opposite and bad situation for you will be as follow: Example 1: No one support you to be the leader. Example 2: There is a person/group of people stand out to disagree or even against you to be the leader. Example 3: The admin will stop you by mute you or anything to stop you. A leader is nothing without an audience. If the leader leading group of people, it is a flexible place. About becoming a leader: 1. No one can stay forever 2. No one needs to stay forever 3. Don't make a person stay forever 4. Change the leader when you needed 5. And respect other people who are the leader No one has to listen to anyone, everyone feels free to do whatever they want, whenever they want and wherever they want. Don’t force anyone to listen to any leader, Obey Causality, someone did stupid things, he deserves to die. We are never able to wake people up when they fake sleep. Audience acceptance of a leader How important you are? A simple test can help you. 1. Become the leader. 2. Stop speaking instantly at one point. 3. Check how many people die / when people start dying after you are silencing. When you are needed to most, people will die immediately the moment you silence. When no one needed you, no one even notices you are silencing. Some complicated case will be just a few people died and difficult to know that these people died is it count on you. This table can apply to a theory from me; to measure a leader performance and ability, use a percentage of the living after the round win to identify. When a leader almost every time only he survival, equally mean he abandon everyone around him. So, on the other hand; when a leader can maintain the living percentage from the beginning, it is a good leader since from the beginning. There one especially case I want to point out, there is a type of leader will help their self and their friends, and not included others. Sometimes you may survival as a "side effect", but their main purpose of leading wasn't to save you, it is the man "talking" and their friends. The moment before you leading Observe a suitable time for you and others. Do not force yourself or others to become a leader. When your suggestion will affect him, he could receive bad consequences from being a leader, you or anyone should not force anyone to do something they don’t want it. Seek for the right time to lead 3 Factor in a game that can measure; Map, player and leader. T2. Table of 3 suitable time factor to lead In this list, as a multiple option list, it can drive to many results. The best situation here will be ”13579”, when you know the route, people know, love and recommend you become the leader. Also, you have no sickness affected you to speak. The worst situation here will be “02468”, when you don’t know the route, people don’t know, love and don’t recommend you become the leader. Also, you have sickness or tired affected you to speak. Claim to be a leader Legitimacy, justifiability and official leader place are necessary. Especially when you have no power except talking. Most of the server right now able to claim to be the leader, after you claimed, the official staff should help you to verify you are the only one who speaking and leading. So, if you don’t claim, the word from you is more than a “suggestion” more than a “command”. Besides, others can interfere with you, such as saying completely opposite things from you, at this moment, there are not much to do to convince people why you are trustable. The first group of people should help you is the administrator, they have the right to maintain the official leader leadership. When you claimed to be the leader and if the administrator didn't help you at this point, the legitimacy of the leader will be questioning for all people. People may even think is this server care the leader? Why even the official leader will be interfered by the bad player? The second group of people should help you is the people who are listening to you, over here, the reality is weird, there are 3 groups of people exist here, the people always listen to the leader, the people always don't listen to the leader, and the people always listen to anyone speaking. A more strange issue will be all these 3 groups of people can divide into a dominant group and a recessive group. Based on the information above, a table can be made as follow: T3. Table of dominant and recessive player “Good player” mean good to leader leadership. But “Good player” does not mean skilful or professional, as a team work game, the “Bad player” make his own decision and harm others to protect his own fun or life is a danger to others. If a person messes up and fixes his own fail, stop blame him because he repaired the situation. Do not interfere with any other leader It is a situation talking about that you shall respect other people that are leading right now. Until he dies in the game or leaves, you shouldn’t put your decision over others that are listening to the official leader. Let other people can blame him completely when he failed when you interfere, his responsibility is spilt to you since you didn’t let him lead completely, he got a gap to Slip away his own failures. On the other hands, honour him when he leads completely and didn’t make any mistake to save everyone. During leading: Create uniqueness of a leader It is custom style, you maybe have your own stuff to lead people to recognize you to accept you. For example, your tone, word. Moreover, how do you do to play a game and help others? You need to know what people can do, and what people can’t do. One ridiculous example, you want 60 men in the server dodge laser successfully. Knowing people limit and play the right map fit for them. If you don’t fit the minimum required of a map, you can’t win. There is no clear standard of a minimum required of all map when you can the map once, it mean you fit the minimum, why it is minimum even you can win once? Because when you are better, you suppose to win the same map you just won over and over again. There is a very weird phenomenon come very often, it is that people can’t win the map they just won a few minutes ago, in this situation, you can consider these group of people at that moment, lack of stamina. Be well known of environment Environment involved multiple objects: Enemy, ally, props, ground, key, doors, gate, and secret things. You should know that what is the best things lead you to win and to live. As far as I know only "LOTR Mines of Moria" need people to sacrifice to win. All other maps should able to win all together and has no excuse to kill people to win. Except it is a new map, otherwise, you should know the base of the route, such as how many and which kind of item existed. In addition, special things on the map, since it is special or secret, you don't know is not a shame, it may not clear to have a guideline to use any item in all map. It involved experience. When to use, where to use, target place is totally different. Identify loyalty player and toxic player 4 type of people, obviously loyalty player, hidden loyalty player, obviously toxic player and hidden toxic player. First, let define loyalty player, loyalty does not mean skilful, experiencing or professional. Since this is a team-based game, let us ignore all the exception case of people don't need to follow and still pass through, a leader may demand people to follow his custom strategy to go thought. For example, want a healer heal at the door. Second, the definition of a toxic player will be purposefully or accidentally kills people. Intend is unimportant when the result involved dead. The toxic player had morally responsible, it got several ways that the toxic player kills people, for example, from purposefully edged inside the bunker let enemy kills him and then kill all other people inside it; accidentally used item blocked the escape way and everyone dies. Third, announce anyone being toxic or toxic people out loud. You probably see them, but others loyalty player didn't notice. They may too focus on defending or new to the map. Also, you may not able to stop it immediately or can't stop them. Then, save the most as you can and let go about the people are going to die. You are not god. If god exists, why would he see people die when they believed him? Probably you trust the wrong god/ the god doesn't want to protect you/ there is no god. Welcome to polytheism [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytheism] world. Since your god you trust don’t respond to you, do you want to try some new god? 1. Egyptian mythology [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_mythology] 2. Religion in ancient Rome [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_ancient_Rome] 3. Ancient Greek religion [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_religion] 4. Taoism [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taoism] 5. Shinto [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto] Observe and control skilful player I Made two diagram to explain this topic. D1. Diagram of Teammate gun skill The X-axis represents the Skill level of people uses their gun skills, The Y-axis represents 1 Teammate individual. The circle in the diagram is to make it obvious to see the area. It can simply mean the rank level of CSGO competitive level. Sliver, nova, eagle and global. Assuming: Case 1: You have a teammate as the diagram represents with different skill level. What do you suggest they do for your team? Case 2: What are the best things to do from their view and what is the best things for the team? It conducts differently by different people, it has no clear answer. D2. Diagram of Teammate Zombie escape skills I divided 5 levels of skills of zombie escape. From the top “dodge laser”, High Parkour”, “Low Parkour”, Double jump” and “Normal jump”. Actually, there is one secret level, named “totally new” on the bottom line. Cannikin Law(木桶原理) [ https://wiki.mbalib.com/zh-tw/%E6%9C%A8%E6%A1%B6%E5%8E%9F%E7%90%86] There is no English version I can found, the translation from me will be "A barrel value is defined as the water it can contain. But the key factor to design how many waters it contains is not the longest board, it is the shorter board. Which meanthe Shorter part of any organization is the limit of what it can be done.” The “shorter part” can be represented as a person or a group of people in an organization, for example, the weakest group of people in a game. The “shorter part” is not fit the minimum required performance, such as defending skills, running skills, cover skills, and reaction skills. In other words, instead of getting a lot of professional players, we should avoid keeps changing the weakest people in a place, and help them improve their skills to maintain our game experience. Because when the strongest player goes to your place to play, they won't stay, they are coming for any purpose, but the point is they are going to stay temporary, they have no sense of belonging to the place. Always train new player and treat them good. It is the best way to increase the sense of belonging of the new people come to the place that you have a sense of belonging. Let the audience involve of your decision I found there 4 stages of human awareness of something. Obvious agree or hidden agree and obvious disagree or hidden disagree. First, agree and disagree is a personal choice, we don’t need to care that much why he made the choice, we should care what can we interact with and what is the effect of it. Prepared explanation When you in charge, you going to make some decision, how do you lower the impact from the others? There is a presumption here that you are making the right choice and do it right. So, when you ask people, you should already be prepared the explanation of your decision, you should have a full version of why you want people done that. When it is in an emergency case, give a short version explanation to people, once you got a chance, complete and make the full version explanation. Consistent with your statement and accept new evidence to improve. Self-fulfilling prophecy Do not base on a conclusion to confirm by backwards method, for example, you assumed this is a hard map, for now, so you decided the team can’t win after you persuade them they can’t win the current map, and then they really lost the game. You have done yourself into a state named “self-fulfilling prophecy”. You assumed yourself can’t win, and then you “work hard” to make yourself lose, and then finally you lost the game as you assumed. To avoid these such as ridiculous loop, you need to change the perspective. You can say: “This is a difficult map, we played a lot of time and still lost, we don’t know what going to happen this time, let’s try!” “We just played an easy map and turned to this hard map, it is a big change but we can handle it!” The solution of avoiding “self-fulfilling prophecy” is don’t assume result. Honest to yourself and others, you don’t know the future. Future can be changed by everyone reaction, your skills and knowledge react to other people can create a new effect. Emergency emotional first aid The following section is based on the YouTube video “How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2hc2FLOdhI) According to the video, a number of points are concluded. Reaction of Loneliness “It makes us believe that those around us care much less than they actually do.”(05:51) when you fail or made a mistake during the leading, it is easy to blame yourself, every mistake you made, it increased the sad emotion inside your heart. For example, hopeless ("no one can save this team"), anger ("ah, they are very useless"), frustration ("why they can be so low skills"), confuse ("are these people want to win"), jealous ("someone was leading very well, why can't I do it"), depressed ("I am so useless that can't even lead this team"). “But loneliness is defined purely subjectively, it depends solely on whether you feel emotionally or socially disconnected from those around you” (06:16) Reaction of Failure According to the video, he used an example when he observed 3 kid playing the same toy in a day-care centre, Kid A, B and C. The toy is a plastic toy that with many buttons, and there is one red button to slide to let a doggie pop out. Kid A tried and fail to do it, and give up with sad feeling. Kid B didn’t even touch and start crying. And the same time, Kid C tried, finally get the dog pop up and end up with happy. So, three kids here can represent the most type of people we met, the first kind will be tried and failed, the second kind will be don’t even tried and already give up, the last kind will keep trying and win eventually. Everyone definitely capable to succeed, but they set a mind-set that they can't succeed. It sounds familiar because it can call a self-fulfilling prophecy. Reaction of rejection Getting rejected is painful, no matter the people reject your lead, or people reject to follow. It is very dangerous to think why people reject you and your amplification your weakness or sadness. Since you can’t stop people to reject you, but you can ignore it and move on. Protect your self-esteem I am not expect to help people create their self-esteem, so, I would like to suggest you go find other outsourced guideline to help you create self-esteem. Stop re-looping the same emotion “Self-fulfilling prophecy” can lead to good some time, when you assumed you can win and it does, it will feel double happiness. In order words, you will feel double sadness. Do not rethink the same things, when the emotion came, let it go. This is hard to change because the thought will come over and over again, the thought will come so deep and hard to you, forcing you to keep thinking about that, in the end, lead you or us to a terrible event to you or to all people. Immediately decrease anger technology This is a technique describing how to manage anger from Hong Kong school Liberal education lesson. 1. Three “No” in the mind Three “No” in the mind rule is meant to when you release or handle your emotion must no harm to people, no harm to yourself and no harm to the environment 2. Leave the anger volcano Temporary leave the person or things that caused anger, go take a deep breath or go wash your face to clean the mind but do mind the attitude and skill when you leave. 3. Self-talking a while By talking yourself with a peaceful word or believe, remind yourself remain calm. For example, you can say it to yourself that “Although I am angry I can still control my emotion.” Or “I can calm myself.” 4. Think to another way Everything could have a different thought and it could have a different emotion. If we can think it positively or from other people view, if the result not bad as we thought or people are not thought as we thought that bad, mood can change to well. After leading: Everything discussed here should not be related to the leading time, it is a future development. No instant effect, by keep doing these kinds of work, it good for a long-term relationship and the future. Making good relationship with loyalty player Thank them Appreciate other people trusting you at the end of a game, it is very important to let people know they are useful to the game because they don’t realize it. If they don’t realize it, it will decrease the motivation of people on playing here or this game, lead to the result of leaving. By doing this, I suggest all leader need to point out how useful a person specifically. For example: 1. [Person A threw a grenade to the bottom of a stair successfully cover a lot of people avoid being dead, the one who saved need to thank him.] [General scenario use] 2. [Person B risk his life to press the button to open the door and saved us, everyone please thank for that.] [Zombie escape map - LOTR-Mount doom use] 3. [Person C sacrifice himself to save all of us, everyone type thank in the chat please.] [Zombie escape map - LOTR-Mine of Moria use] In other words, a leader should publicly shame a person with detail when he being toxic. Recognize them Remember them, it’s not hard, right? Add them as friends. Connect them Use a different platform to let people stuck together. For example, discord. https://discordapp.com/ “Time to say goodbye withskype and TeamSpeak” Open a group, invite some friends and have fun together. Don't always be the leader Acceptance of the audience This part is explaining the status of the audience. Status means the current condition of most people in the group, it is a floating number, and it cannot be definite, because it based on the human mind, one of the uncertain things in the world. The situation will make people have a status, after a period of time, the status will be updated, it can remain or changed but it needs to update, to let people know it is the current status. I created some status to describe some situation a leader may face. 1. Doubt 2. Accept 3. Trust 4. Refuse 5. Interfere Doubt will be the first status a leader must face, no matter it is the first time of his lead, or a person first time to meet him, the doubt will always come at first because everyone doubts everything they have seen the first time is acceptable and common. At this point, I would like to use two YouTube video to explain how to gain trust. 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVeq-0dIqpk How to build (and rebuild) trust | Frances Frei 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rAngiiXBAc Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin I would not use all suggestion from the video, because it is a video about how to be effective in a business situation. If you are not a leader, and you are looking for a good leader factor, I can introduce one for everyone. To define a leader is it good, by counting how many people live from the beginning to the ending by percentage are following and listening to him. First Video – How to build trust The explain section of the video The first video [How to build (and rebuild) trust | Frances Frei] described a trust triangle represented three-component how trust was built. Authentic, Logic and empathy (03:20). If all componentworks great, you are highly possible for being trusted. P1. Trust triangle And the first video also described two triangle model of how you should represent your opinion (07:42). Method A: [The triangle tip at the bottom.] You provide evidence, example, twist, story or phase, after a long time, then tell your point. Method B: [The triangle tip at the top.] You straight to the point and then provide evidence when you got time or when it is needed. Method B is the suggested method. Because Method A got an opportunity that not able to represent fully about your idea if you got cut off before you are done. Instead, method B will allow you to get the credit when you say it first no matter others spoke anything tries to snatch it. The suggestion section combine with the video The three-factor of the trust triangle: Authentic, Logic and empathy Authentic When you are alone, you can be the most realistic, consistent and happy about yourself. But when you work with others, it can be still easy with many people who like you, the people you stay with can feel the same, do the same and wanted the same things. This is going to be the easiest situation to work or lead with. However, the world is full of different people, from the base to easiest see the different and the top to see almost impossible to see the difference. From outlook to inside mind, language, state, nation, organization, group, faction, clan and religious, all the category you may find a person is completely different from you, but the most case, you will find people are mostly different from you, after a period of time, you will create a group of people that are small different from you or slightly different from you, in other words, you found some friends. Logic It is hard to give any suggestion about logic, it is a long process to create the idea of logic from you grow up to adult, for example, if someone suggests you abandon your religion in a hundred word, you won't really take it seriously. if you do abandon your current religion, you must take a very long time and consistently leaving, you will not be an instant leaving. another example, I disagree with the slavery system and climate change is real and hurting us. looktofew hundred years ago, no one will agree with me the things they treat it very normal. I may able to persuade the people to trust me, but it must very few and hard to take action. Be a better man by learning empathy and logic. According to my favourite Buddha master, "You need to have great wisdom to have great mercy." you need to be smart, to truly save other people. If you are incapable, that you may hurt other people eventually because you don't know what that is, the best you can do for them or you can't suggest the best suggestion for them do to themselves. Empathy Physical behaviour eventually leads to an emotional result. I admit I am not an expert about emotion, the video follow is suggested for any that not common about empathy or how to do it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DspKSYxYDM BUILDING EMPATHY: How to hack empathy and get others to care more | Jamil Zaki | TEDxMarin Second Video - Why we get mad The explain section of the video “Anger is a powerful and healthy force in your life.” (02:30) A small thing like got angry from the men walk slowly in front of you or a big thing like corruption, these are the motivation of a human. But we need to know why we get mad first and how do we deal with it. To get mad, we mostly are feeling unhappy emotion and unwilling stopped physically. Example be like feel unfair, goals blocked or powerless. And then we identify the issue is good or bad to ourselves. The same accident will get a different level of anger based on our situation, are we hurry, or we can tolerate without any serious consequences. The suggestion section combine with the video As a leader, you may not need to wait you get angry to lead, you possibly go lead when you see people are in danger, or people send a request to you and want you to help them. Mostly, the situation of everything is fine and smooth, but you may not always want to lead, you may get tired, or you have no mood to lead as a leader, you want to be a player to play relaxed. The men care the most, he is the most tired. If you can tolerate people dying, they die because misunderstand, they die because of all toxic player, they die because of fake information and everyone lose the game, then you probably won't do anything to help anyone and lose together every round. According to the video, this is a provocation lure you fulfil justice, you may not feel anger when innocent people died, you may not feel anger too when stranger died. Meanwhile, you may feel anger when your friends died. Ultimately, you definitely feel anger when you died. When you feel anger, does it make you want to do something? The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fight-or-flight_response) During the game, the flight action can simply explain as leaving. On the other hand, the fight action is multiple options, as a leader, you can lead your follower to fight together. As an experienced player, you can tell the correct information to other people, as a skilful player, you can use your skill knowledge to help, hide, hit, anything to help others. Give people a choice Sometimes, you want to lead, but you are unable to do it. Maybe someone is already leading, most people refusing anyone lead, a group of person keep chatting blocking the voice chat, etc. Please accept the reality that you missed the opportunity of being a leader. You need to stop insisting wanted to be a leader, otherwise, you only make yourself more shameful. The bystander effect and helper effect The reason this part is placing "After leading" section instead of "Leading preparation", it is because I define this part as a tool to analyse your leadership and the relationship with people, you won't know it before the first time you lead and the place you first time to lead. The bystander effect The bystander effect, or bystander apathy, is a social psychological claim that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. (Bystander effect - Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bystander_effect) The helper effect The guideline suggests that when an individual (the "helper") provides assistance to another person, the helper may benefit. (Helper theory – Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helper_theory) The environment with a group of random people There is a very rare chance to have the same group of people from the last game or from the next game. In other words, every day, every round could play with different people, some people maybe you had seen them before, they are your friends or the people you feel familiar with, these people are not the target of this section, since you know them, you should already know who they are and what they do the most. You friend or the people you feel familiar with will know you too at the same time, if you already become a leader before, they will know you understand the play area, how to win with the team, so, they will not interrupt you or anyone is leading and play together. On the other hand, some people are new, they may be the first time playing with you, they could be the first time playing in this place and they could be the first time playing this game mode, they are the group of people will be affected by the bystander effect and helper effect. Let me define a word, for now, to explain this situation simply, “these unknown individuals”. T4. Status of a different situation According to this table, 4 situations are coming out, no leader is leading to win or lose, and the leader is leading to win or lose. P.2 No leader situation P.3 Leader situation Situation 1 When there is no leader leading and people keep losing. Situation 2 When there is no leader leading and people can win. Situation 3 Where there is the leader leading people and he leads people to death. Situation 4 Where there is the leader leading people and he leads people to victory. Exception case about leader wrong decision 4 stage about 4 levels of responsibility: 1. No responsibility at all – 0% 2. Low responsibility – 25% 3. Medium responsibility – 50% 4. High responsibility – 75% 5. Full responsibility – 100% By defining the responsibility of the leader decision, the follower can see how much how the decision is involved by the follower himself. For example, directions command. The leader told you to go to the left side and all of you were dead, in this situation, the leader is full responsibility. Another example, Restriction command. The leader told you don’t go inside an area, and you step in went to death, in this situation, the leader is no responsibility at all. Above mentioned the presumption of general situations, next, let's discuss the effect combine with the bystander effect and helper effect. The bystander effect is working when there is no one helping, or people ask for helping by just saying "anyone?" this will loop when no one dares to help. This is a good timing anyone who actually capable and willing to lead, because no one will stop you, and people are needed help. The helper effect is working when you or anyone are willing to help and step out helping people, more people will come out and do real helping or destroy people because the helper effect attracted people come to do something, but when some people can fully handle the situation, extra people are not needed, and maybe even worse, they are not capable to help at all, the only thing they are doing is confusing people by giving fake and (or) wrong suggestion. After both effects affected you when you are the leader, the helper effect should over after a while and you will become the only trustworthy, capable and useful leader. Summary This article is a summary of qazlll456 leader experience in the zombie escape server "Mapeadores" (http://mapeadores.com/), it is completely biased, personal opinion and imperfect guideline. The guideline aims to be a reference to be a better "person", not just a "leader", after reading the guideline, you should become more reasonable to the people who are low skills and speak other languages, let a better qualified person help other peoples, respect other leaders that are working well, start caring everyone mind health while playing. Since no one pays for these leaders to lead, I suggest everyone should really appreciate and thanks to them when they help you to win and live. It is hard to find people do something for free in modern society. If you are a leader from before, present or future, you should know that no one should follow you by no reason, you can do a mutual benefitbehaviour related to your follower by saving them, and then your follower shall follow you and listen to your command. Do not try to save everyone, no one has to follow someone, sometime some people refuse to follow anyone, and that is not a problem, in order words, people have the freedom to go to die, but do care that some people will want to make people die with them. The end of the guideline
  21. 6 points
    I took a 2-week break from jailbreak to enjoy the luxurious life of Minecraft. I came back to hear the most god awful sound ever to pierce my ears I've ever heard. so, I continued playing for some time. As I've played the past few days I've noticed an incline in new players. I like new players and I hope GFL grows bigger with these new players that enjoy our servers. But, the biggest turnoff I've noticed for new players is the number of people that talk over warden. I try to consistently and thoroughly say orders through the mic spam. I am suggesting that admins talk and decide if they want to enforce the following rules more to help prevent free kills, spam, and overall toxicity. 1. Do not talk over warden. 2. Do not spam, this includes both voice and chat. 3. Only the WARDEN may give direct orders. these 3 rules are the rules I'm suggesting admins give warnings or gags and try to enforce to help ensure the longevity of the server. I appreciate all the admins and respect them for the toxicity they put up and patience they show. the 3 rules listed above have been a problem the last few days I've played and I have seen countless freekills because ct's/t's are talking over warden. also I've noticed freekills when other ct's are yelling orders like they are the warden and new players get confused who to listen too. IF all the admins start enforcing these rules more than in the past I believe the jailbreak server will have less stress and have more fun days and nights for all the new players coming and going. Yes, I understand I can ! tmute 0-999 or ! ctmute 0-999, but doing this takes a lot of fun away from the game as I can't interact with my fellow ct's/t's also doing ! tmute will just cause dead t's to talk after the timer is up which then causes admins to waster time to warn and gag players for talking while dead. as a Warden, I shouldn't have to stop mute t's and or ct's, just so I can give clear orders. I would like to enjoy giving/listening to orders than conversating if with fellow players. Thank you admins, for your fight against cancer. p.s. this a suggestive constructive criticism post. I respect all admins and just want the best for new players and the community.
  22. 6 points
    what the fuck are you even thinking? 10 fucking maps on a server? get fucking real you autisic monkey. Out of your fucking mind? The servers are fucking dogshit full of wank toxic racist plain autistic people, what's this all about? this is how you gonna let GFL surf market itself? You're fucking out of your nonner you nonce shit -.- This place once had a reputation, i think it's all down the drain now you mongoloid fuck. I still remember how much power you wanted before but the things i thought you'd do were topped by all this that you've created now. You've literally made my old home a pigsty, thanks a fuck ton, made me real fucking happy - oldie from GFL surf
  23. 6 points
    SCP-3456 SCP-3456 is a centaur-like creature with elongated arms and digits that end in sharp bone spurs. They manifest in locations of war, terrorism and natural disasters. They are highly aggressive to anyone in their manifestation area, as well as incredibly intelligent. SCP-3456 also lacks any hair, only having gray skin. There are two ways I imagine that this can be implemented into the game. A is the simplest implementation, while B stems off of A. A; Since 3456 manifests in areas of war and terrorism, whenever any opposing-team human fight occurs (D vs MTF, MTF vs CI, etc) there is an incredibly small chance of the person killed (or a spectator, depending on how this will be implemented) being spawned in as 3456. This chance should scale off of the current players, but should cap out at 1%. Only one can spawn per round. 3456 is a fast attacking (.25 second delay) SCP that does 25 damage per hit. It is slightly slower than a human unless it uses its special, where it gains extra speed depending on if it has vision on a target. The special lasts 5 seconds and has a 20 second cooldown. It has 650 base HP, scaling off of current players (as other scps do.) I also think that knockback resistance or even immunity would be a good implementation for this scp, but it might end up being too powerful for the speedster SCP that this is meant to be. B; The same implications of A, but instead of going about as it pleases doing SCP things, the 3456 must hunt down whoever killed them. After 3 minutes have passed and 3456 has not hunted its target, it despawns back to the void (spectators.) If it does avenge itself then it can damage targets as it pleases. It should be noted that this ONLY occurs for opposing teams. RDMing shouldn't work at all. This SCP would implement a strong motivator for aggressive plays (causing more death and more chances to become 3456) and would allow people who complain about not being SCP more of a chance to be..SCP.
  24. 6 points
  25. 6 points
    I suggested this a while back, but Xy never did it so yesterday I took matters into my own hands and made this: You press e on the tree with an item, and after 20 seconds, it spawns the item. It then has a 40 second cool down I didn't show in the video because I didn't feel like sitting there for 40 seconds. But it's there and it works. Currently, the only copied weapon I have coded is the GMod pistol. It acts the exact same as the normal pistol but has a 30% chance to not fire when you click. Basically, the rest of the guns would also have a chance to not fire when you click, SCP-500 would have a chance to not work, the MedKit would have a chance to not work but a little smaller of a chance than 500, and possibly players/SCPs could be copied with a longer cool down. The only thing I can see being difficult for me would be copied players/SCPs.
  26. 6 points
    chad gamer located
  27. 6 points
    Hello, Gamers! Our 24/7 TTT Minecraft Server has much to offer you if you were to help donate to our server! Perks: Tags! Discount on Point Shop items! More Traitor Rounds! Special Player Models to stand out from the crowd! 25% off all items for Supporter! 50% off all items for VIP! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Items: Tons of Premium Player Models! Fun Masks to mess around with! Traitor/Detective Passes! Goofy Hats to use and make yourself unique from the rest! Fun Weapons to fool around with! Accessories to go with all the fun items you can obtain by playing! These Donations help our Servers and Community greatly! We appreciate your Donations and will continue to work hard to bring you more Perks and Items!
  28. 5 points
    Name: Clarence the shark Steam ID: clarence_the_shark/ Discord Handle: Clarence the Shark#3435 Age: 19 Server Playtime: 731 Your timezone: Pacific Daylight Time What time of the day are you usually on ZE? afternoons and evenings Do you have any unique skill sets that can help with maintaining/improving the server? Are you in school or already in the workforce? Workforce Are you able to understand any other languages besides English? spanish Why do you want to become an admin? I would like to become an admin because I feel like I would be a positive addition to the GFL admin team. I have been an active player for over nearly two years now and I am still hoping to learn as much as I can. Since I’ve joined this community, I have reached out to as many other players as I could and I would consider myself a friendly and positive person who gets along with just about anyone. This game is very important to me and if I were to become an admin I would take it seriously while still having fun and being helpful to whoever I can.
  29. 5 points
    About the map pool, someone raised a similar concern just a few days ago. To which I replied; You'd do well checking the recent threads when making a post on any online forum (and probably also with a less rotten attitude). To address what you perceive to be unseen or somehow new toxicity, the surf servers are consciously moderated under something akin to "controlled anarchy" and always have been. Yours truly, -an actual oldie from GFL surf 😊
  30. 5 points
    SCP-3456 Model: Suggested by Supreme Leader 049 (thanks!) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1758192668&searchtext=centaur SCP-3456 is a centaur-like creature with elongated arms and digits that end in sharp bone spurs. They manifest in locations of war, terrorism and natural disasters. They are highly aggressive to anyone in their manifestation area, as well as incredibly intelligent. SCP-3456 also lacks any hair, only having gray skin. Ingame Statistics: 3456 is a fast attacking (.25 second delay) SCP that does 25 damage per hit. Its speed matches 076's, being slightly faster than your average human. It's special is a AOE scream that instills fear into those that hear it. The range should be decently sizeable (110 decibels is no joke, yo.) The effect isn't enough to cause any physical harm, however the fear causes any human to hear it (Your choice here XY. It can either completely stop from being able to shoot, or make spread incredibly high on guns.) The special lasts 5 seconds and has a 20 second cooldown. It has 1000 base HP, scaling off of current players (as other scps do.) I also think that knockback resistance or even immunity would be a good implementation for this scp, but it might end up being too powerful for the SCP that this is meant to be. 3456 WILL NOT attribute any extra points to the end of the game to determine who wins the game if it escapes, as in the lore it stays around its area of manifestation. There are two ways I imagine that this can be implemented into the game. A is the simplest implementation, while B stems off of A. A; Since 3456 manifests in areas of war and terrorism, whenever any opposing-team human fight occurs (D vs MTF, MTF vs CI, etc) there is an incredibly small chance of the person killed (or a spectator, depending on how this will be implemented) being spawned in as 3456. This chance should scale off of the current players, but should cap out at 1%. Only one can spawn per round. B; The same implications of A, but instead of going about as it pleases doing SCP things, the 3456 must hunt down whoever killed them. After 3 minutes have passed and 3456 has not hunted its target, it despawns back to the void (spectators.) If it does avenge itself then it can damage targets as it pleases. It should be noted that this ONLY occurs for opposing teams. RDMing shouldn't work at all. This SCP would implement a strong motivator for aggressive plays (causing more death and more chances to become 3456) and would allow people who complain about not being SCP more of a chance to be..SCP. Revision decision (hehe it rhymes): Instead of being a clone of all the other speed boost SCPs it now has a unique playstyle that actually fits it better lorewise. The gameplay for this scp is now actually varied by the player's actions, and can now be used as a support tool or as a hit-and-run tactics.
  31. 5 points
    Name? Martin Age? 19 Birthday? March Timezone? Atlantic Standard Time GMT-4(-3) Gender? Male What would you do if you were the opposite of your gender? Get drunk in 2 shots Rank (ie. Supporter, Vip)? VIP Which server(s) do you prefer? Purge, TTT, 1v1 How long have you been playing? Since 2014 or 2015 can't remember but I took a 978 Day break from December 7, 2016 - August 12, 2019. I got banned... How often are you online and for how long? Who knows.... We shall see Biggest accomplishment on this server? Making the old purge map that was used for like 2 years I think. Best thing that ever happened to you? Getting my Pilots License Worst thing that ever happened to you? Going to school and giving up a full time job. Living life on a budget sucks... Words/Phrases you say frequently? Yeah, Eh, Fukkit, "You know what this beer tastes like? ANOTHER" Your greatest fear? Burning to death Most recent embarrassing thing that happened to you? Tried to take a socket off a ratchet for 2 hours then found out there is a release button on the selector... Favorite member(s) who plays on this server and why? @Skittlez because he has always been a true friend. Favorite Animal? Moose Favorite Color? Blue Favorite Song? Count the Ways - Jade Eagleson Favorite Book? From the Ground Up Favorite Movie? Top Gun Favorite TV Show? Corner Gas Favorite vacation spot? Bahamas Coolest place you visited? Europe Favorite place to be alone? Flying around at sunset - see attached image. Favorite thing to do with your spare time? Play video games Favorite person you enjoy spending time with? My girl Favorite thing to do when nobody's looking? Drink a lot Something that made you laugh ridiculously hard. When I got black out drunk and fell asleep in a pile of dog shit. Something you wish existed. Flying cars Something you wish was still around. Good music... Something you wish this server had or had at some point and want back. Wish the boys were back in town @Zebra @Skittlez @SaladFlake @GLiTCh @Joel and anyone else I forgot ❤️ Something you're extremely talented at or have a thing for. Flying planes... Favorite Meme or GIF
  32. 5 points
    Well, it was fun while it lasted. I've had a lot of fun with Breach. Being an admin was enjoyable for a while. Lately the server has gotten to be more toxic and it's driven me away. I have no interest in it anymore. Being an admin or even playing Breach is just a chore now. I've made a lot of friends during my time here, and it's been amazing. But it's time to call it quits. Thank you to @VilhjalmrF, @cd326s and @KaitoKiriyama for really sticking with me during the time I was staff here. So, yeah. Seeya later, space cowboy.
  33. 5 points
    https://clips.twitch.tv/CuriousPopularPanPunchTrees
  34. 5 points
    Because it's a disingenuous statement. Sure, the server is damn near always full during peak hours especially if a popular map is being played, but even I've noticed the lows are now lower during non-peak hours since this happened and I don't even play ZE or CSGO as much these days. Spectate had been the same for YEARS. I remember when the server wasn't always full or anywhere close to being #1 on GameTracker. All of a sudden there's a sudden change in policy that coincides with the GameTracker exclusion. That's why people are bringing it up. Please know that I'm not attacking you. I'm just stating the obvious that your original statement is kinda sorta head in the sand that any objective person would question.
  35. 5 points
    ze_platformer tho
  36. 5 points
    So... If Volks dead, that means that his TTT points are up for the taking? C-Can I have it?
  37. 5 points
    Ouch. Strangled by Tony out of all people.
  38. 5 points
    See this is what I don't get. If someone wants to sit in spec (actively not afk), what is the issue? They could be doing a number of things such as trying to learn a map or watch their friend. You guys say they are taking a spot from someone who wants to play, but the way you spend your time on the server shouldn't matter as long as it lies within the rules and does not involve being AFK. As long as people are enjoying themselves why do they have to be actively playing every second of their duration on the server? If people want to join the server, they can do what they have been doing for years without issue, wait their turn, ask an admin to kick specs, or just donate for the reserve slot.
  39. 5 points
    Hello, I am Brother May/Hank, I have been playing on GFL servers for 6 years (Since June 2013). I am very experienced with Counter-Strike Source Zombie Escape, which is the game I have nearly 2000 hours in. I am friends with the admins of this server and I love to see it prosper. Recently, I picked up Day of Defeat: Source in the Steam summer sale. This is what I consider a sibling game to CS:S and is easy to jump right into and have fun. It's one of the most fun WW2 shooters ever made, in my opinion. I was exploring new servers and the community was not friendly at all to the newcomers who picked it up on sale. The admins across multiple servers aren't friendly either. It's no wonder why this game is in entropy and no one plays it. Yes, it is an old game. However an old game combined with awful administration makes it even worse. So here I am coming to GFL proposing we make a server with friendly admins to revive this game, and keep it running smoothly for years, and not discourage anyone from playing. I want to hear people say, "If you want to play Day of Defeat: Source you should play on the GFL server, they're the best server in that game." Would love to hear back from you guys soon. Brother May
  40. 5 points
    Too bad Malal's latest alt account got banned.. maybe he'll make another appearance for this thread.
  41. 5 points
    Ah fuck it. A DoD:S server won't take much CPU and we have the room for it on our third machine plus I used to love playing the game. DoD:S has better numbers than FoF and PVKII which are both doing fairly well. What would you guys like to see on this server along with the specific game mode, etc? Thanks!
  42. 5 points
    I've read that the American might actually be Dr. Brenner, cause how else could the Russians have known about the existence of the Upside Down as well as where the most recent "opening" was. Plus we don't actually see Dr. Brenner actually "die", and we were even told back in Season 2 by another scientist that he was still alive. As for Hopper, he might've jumped through the portal idk lol I do agree with you that all the real-world easter eggs are pretty cool, I love it when shows incorporate stuff in real life. Kinda makes it feel like you're right there in the timeline.
  43. 5 points
    The GameTracker admins are horrible (they always have been). Many legitimate servers got flagged in the last one - two months. I personally hope we can find a better tracking website (along with a better design). Thanks.
  44. 5 points
    Recently, the topic of donations and the perks surrounding them has been brought up multiple times in discord, forums, etc. So we've decided to make a topic regarding it. This thread is going to be used for all divisions. I (obviously) will use this to help with our GMod division. However, this may be used to give input on all divisions. Donators, both former and current, we'd like to know: What division did you donate for? Was there a certain server you donated for, or did you donate for the perks of multiple servers? What makes you want to donate/what made you donate? Is there any donator perk(s) you'd like to see added? Former donators, what was the reason you decided to stop (If you'd like to state)? Could we add anything that would make you want to donate again? This is going to be used to brainstorm where we could go for both supporter and VIP perks. Any and all input will help us to take donator perks a step further. The only 'rule' for suggestions of what to add for donator perks is that GFL doesn't support P2W (Pay To Win). Other than that, suggestions put here will be brought to the corresponding server managers and implemented in-game if we decide it's a viable suggestion. Thanks!
  45. 5 points
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that our new GS10 machine running the Intel i7-7700K is now setup. We will be moving the following servers to this machine under our Anycast network (92.119.148.0/24): CS:GO Arena (92.119.148.2:27015). CS:GO JailBreak (92.119.148.3:27015). GMod Prop Hunt (92.119.148.4:27015). PVKII 24/7 Island (92.119.149.6:27015). This will result in IP changes to the above. We will also be introducing a couple new servers to this machine as well (92.119.148.5:27015). I'm not sure what those servers will be, though. Thank you.
  46. 5 points
    My apologies to anyone I may have offended during my last drunk-a-thon. I will not use that as an excuse, but will accept the responsibility for being a general asshole.
  47. 4 points
    If you have not seen yet, Roy posted that the old website was backed up. Here is his post: Since his post was a serious post, I figured I would make this to see what people found within the old website! This will for sure be a trip down memory lane. I will start first though! My Profile: My First time getting accepted as an Admin: My Final Goodbyes: Now I know that I did not find much, but there were a couple of other interesting things I found. However, they were a little personal so I am not posting them. I am excited though to see what everyone else found!
  48. 4 points
    LIST OF COOL GUYS Goodbye Breach. @ericthe1234 Coolest guy @Cpt.Haxray the CEO of the Coolest guy @Ravelord Cool guy and nigga face @Lipquip Cool guy and gay @Xy_ Cool guy and also Gay but the cool type of Gay @COSMICMISTRESS Cool guy and extremely gae @AtomicHeadphones Cool guy and nigga sex 2 @RaeTheGay Cool guy and poop sex @Supreme leader 049 Cool guy and rarted @The Templar Cool guy and omega gay @TheSnivyBro Cool guy and cool guy and cool guy and cool guy and cool guy @chan_man1 Cool guy who I didn't totally forget @Potato Masher Cool guy made funny and laugh @GlazedGoat Cool guy and co-yiff writer @Klourice Cool guy who doesn't have a GFL account and is probably mentally insane. @VilhjalmrF Cool guy who probably doesn't like me but still cool. @Pizzy Cool guy who thinks of cool only and not uncool @Dex Dex Dex Dex Dex Dex @Pyros COOL GUY YES VERY COOL @Banjo Kazooie COOL GUY YES YES YES YES YES YES Also if you ever get the impression that I hate you, you know I could never be angry. I don't dislike any of ya'll really. I'm looking at you specifically @Nicole Or you @EvilCheeseBurger, like I'd care about who banned me @wolfblade109 gay sex GAY BABY JAIL @RainGamma Made me resign. @Jameskii, fuck you Jameskii. @THE MAJORITY OF THE SERVER
  49. 4 points
    I think remove all maps including site 19 and add only Minecraft maps
  50. 4 points
    Would be awesome if admins could add !unrtv , hope I don't need to give any evidence as to why.
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