Jump to content

Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing most liked content since 08/21/2018 in all areas

  1. 28 points
    Hello everyone, Now I didn't originally want to create a topic about this however I feel it's right to let some people know whats going on in my life as I recently decided to take a break due to a personal issue of mine. On June 23rd I rushed my mother into A&E as she had a huge swelling on her foot and was struggling to breathe. I sat there for what felt like eternity waiting for any sort of results as to what is going on with my mother. We discussed the possibility that her anemia was the main cause of this but that was never proven true. Two days later my auntie came over to tell me something that no one should ever have to hear in their life. "They've found lumps in her neck, chest and lower abdomen." At that point I lost it and decided to call it quits on GFL knowing that the possibility that Cancer is the factor lead me to believe I didnt have much time with her left. Whilst I visited her in hospital my family which is very split had to all visit her which let to a lot of inner conflict and my mother being in a lot of emotional pain because of it yet they still decided to carry on with their pathetic behaviour. A few more weeks go by and she looks a lot better after they pump her with 6 blood bags to bring her blood levels up to normal level. Previously it sat at 60 which is dangerously low for someone (The average is around 200). Once they was able to retain a steady blood level she was allowed to leave which was only the start of my concerns. She began to slowly get sick again and I knew at that point it had to be Cancer. My worst fears were confirmed four days ago when she woke me up sat me down with my brother and told me she had lymphoma (cancer). At that point I felt like someone had just stabbed me in the heart and twisted the knife around till I couldn't handle it any longer and it felt like the world was just punishing me for no reason at all. I've been at an all time low lately and with my GCSE results coming around a day later I was in a lot of distress. I arrived at my school to expect the worst results you could imagine, not enough grades to get into sixth form and it would result in me going to a really terrible college and literally failing at life. I walked in grabbed my results and with my friends I decided to say "fuck it" and opened it up to see that I achieved really high grades for what I expected. Out of 10 GCSEs I could of have passed I passed 8 at a level 5 and above (high C, low B considered a strong pass in the new grading system). I only needed five GCSEs to get into the sixth form I wanted and I had achieved 8 instead. This had really lifted my spirit and has been the force to keep me pushing and hoping for the greater good. I've also found out that the cancer my mother has is a slow one which is fortunate but she is getting the lump in her neck removed midway through September and is then starting chemo to kick cancers ass for good I hope. You would always hear the unfortunate events that others face when it comes to cancer but you never think it would happen to someone close to you and with me living with my mother and my dad living further north It's been very hard with this news as if I lose her I practically lose everything. So to sum up the whole post the past three months have been the worst in my life so far. I just hope the outcome of this is a good one. Thanks for reading, Your home boi Rick
  2. 14 points
    >Mario sees a insignificant thing on TTT >Goes to forums
  3. 12 points
    Many of you have probably noticed the introduction of a couple of ranks, noticeably: Moderation, Event Management, and Public Relations. Essentially, these are the result of the council being split up into separate teams with a former council member as their leader (These former council members have the same level of access as the council did). We hope that this new structure will allow more people to get involved with the administration of the community as a whole and will address issues that we previously had with the council rank itself. The following teams were created as a result of the split: Moderation Moderates the GFL Discord, TS3 Server, and Forums Assists in the selection of new moderators Application: https://gflclan.com/forms/6-moderation-application/ Currently lead by @Ben Roy Public Relations Helps maintain good relations between GFL and its community Advertises GFL in a respectful manner (i.e. not getting on other servers and spamming ‘JOIN GFL!’) Assists managers in making sure that bans are consistent with community policy. Application: https://gflclan.com/forms/13-public-relations-application/ Lead by @Unknown Event Management Involved in the planning and execution community events, as well as reaching out to other communities for event related purposes. Assists managers in putting on events for their server. Application: https://gflclan.com/forms/12-event-management-application/ Lead by @Pyros (Might be reassigned to somewhere else, tbd) Currently, none of the new teams have strict requirements with the exception of Moderation (due to its nature). PFAQ (Probably Frequently Asked Questions) Q: Why was I/[INSERT FORMER MODS NAME HERE] removed from TS3 Admin/ Discord Moderator? A: Due to the expansion of the role to include all platforms, trusted did a vote on all current communications staff. If >= 50% voted Yes, the staff member was retained, but if they didn’t get enough yes votes, then they were removed from the position. If you were removed from the position, you are free to re-apply at any time using the link above. Q: What happened to Crusty and Flyingjoe? A: Crusty is now the manager of the upcoming Arma 3 server and flyingjoe is now overseeing the media team alongside SadBandit (who is still the primary leader). That's all for now <3
  4. 11 points
    I want to be a part of this too!
  5. 10 points
    "Humans (taxonomically, Homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina. They are characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; high manual dexterity and heavy tool use compared to other animals; open-ended and complex language use compared to other animal communications; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies." Just goes to show you can't trust Wikipedia.
  6. 9 points
    Discord Username? (leave blank if you don't want it revealed) Private Pull #5609 Why do you think you'd be a good fit for the team? For YouTube, I think I'd be a good fit for the team because I can shmooze pretty well and can help recruit members to submit videos that we can use for content. In particular, I'm very persistent and I'd say I'm fairly easy to talk to, which should help with the recruitment process. I'd really like to see the YouTube division succeed, and I hope that it can become something larger than just a channel for our members. I wish to help with the creative side of it, but due to the fact that my laptop isn't the best in the world and I'm broke, I can't really help with editing or recording. I can help with scripts and the like, though. In particular, I want to work with server admins and managers to come up with high quality guides for our servers. As for Twitter, I just want to make sure that it is playful but also professional. Not much to say really. I think it would be fairly easy to manage, and I think that it can be helpful when it comes to sharing information and general outreach. And I’m not entirely sure what the forums/servers thing means, but I’d imagine that it’s for damage control purposes and helping members out when they need it. I’m generally a pretty calm and relaxed person when dealing with players. And I’ve had my fair share of practice with unruly players given that I was a TTT admin, and ZE admin, in addition to many other servers. Also as a forum moderator, people looked to me for help a lot. Also as a former global admin, I helped on almost every server when I could. Roles: YouTube Twitter Forums/servers What is your age? 19 Do you have any prior experience? Youtube: I only have some prior experience writing scripts and stuff for YouTube. Me and GrumpyReaper had a youtube channel a while back. Our first video got 600 views and our 2nd one got 300 views. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbA9uzK8VEebfLwA79eqfNA/featured?&ab_channel=MusicalMayhem It was fun to write for, but the did you know video scripts took too much time and we kept getting hit with copyright claims for small music clips. lol. There were other reasons, but in the end we decided to shut it down. I'd like to try and make some high quality content and with more people helping, it could really be something great. I've also done a bit of writing in the form of the GFL Sitcom v1 and v2. v2 being the more serious and less memey one. In general, I love writing even though my punctuation and grammer tends to fail me. Also, that's Grumpy's voice and not mine in the video if you're wondering. Also, for guides and stuff, I have some experience. I wrote a fairly decent guide for ze_paranoid a while ago and I think I've helped with some other small written guides as well. I think that some of them were reposted after the forums got wiped the first couple of times. So I do have some experience with writing them. So yeah, I'd like to help with the writing and recruiting side of it. Twitter: I have a twitter account. lol. Forums/Servers: Read my re-introduction post where I talk about my past experiences as a moderator. There's a lot to mention. https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/28218-im-back/?tab=comments#comment-150867 In short: I have a lot of forums/servers experience. The important thing to note is the moderator experience which required me to deal with some dumpster fires. Also, as a TTT admin, I checked tons of bans every week to make sure people got the appropriate ban times. In most cases, it was catching repeat offenders and permabanning them. So I can deal with the sourcebans side of things pretty well. The YouTube thing is what I'm probably the least experienced with, but I do want to do it the most. How much time would you honestly dedicate into PR weekly? This is probably the thing that'll kill this app, but I'm not sure. Probably 2 hours a day in between classes so maybe 10 hours a week. It's not much, but I'm a fairly fast worker. And I can probably do some work at night when I stay up. This fall quarter of college will be pretty light on me since it's just GEs so probably a lot more than 10 from September 30ish to December 10ish. Also, I'll admit that I'm not the most reliable person when it comes to accountability. Just be on my ass about things and I'll get it done. I'm very forgetful. And my winter quarter from January 1ish to April something should also be pretty light. Afterwards, I might have to cut down on my hours for upper divisions. Public Relations members, please +1 or -1 this application with an explanation for your vote.
  7. 9 points
    As said in a previous status, one of the Valve employees replied to my email regarding the Anycast issue. Unfortunately, the issue is complicated and it seems Valve themselves don't even know a proper solution. It appears Valve is open to suggestions on how to resolve the issue which is good in my opinion. However, I'm not a networking expert (especially in this area, something like Anycast is complex). Therefore, I wasn't very helpful during the discussion I had with the Valve employee. I am going to be reaching out to some people I know who are good at networking and see if they have any suggestions. Basically, we need to find a method to retrieve the client's ping to the game server that can't be altered or disguised using something such as Anycast. Unfortunately, it's quite easy to replicate the A2S_INFO query and alter the packet. At the same time, I'm trying to push for Facepunch to consider blacklisting hosting providers that use Anycast to reply to the A2S_INFO query which results in the PoP server's ping being used instead of the actual server. The problem here is Anycast is a legitimate (D)DoS mitigation method. However, I don't see the point in responding to A2S_INFO queries via Anycast besides to lower the ping in the server browser. I'm not sure about the specific though. I've sent an email to many Facepunch developers yesterday regarding this issue. Regardless, I really do believe something should be done about this. Whether it's finding a different way to calculate the client's ping to the game server or blacklisting hosting providers that use Anycast to disguise the pings. Something should be done. Though, after seeing how things have been, I am not expecting for something to be done. I am working on a backup plan for GFL (a specific service within OVH possibly) in the case that this isn't resolved. I just believe all game servers deserve to be competing on the same battle field. In this case, game servers not using Anycast aren't and it's frustrating. It's only a matter of time until this spreads to other games and I just really don't want to see that happen. I'm hoping something can be done but I'm worried nothing will be done. I just don't want to see our servers suffer because of something like this. I will continue to try to communicate with Valve and Facepunch regarding this issue. At the same time, I will continue to work on the backup plan to see if it's possible, etc. if nothing works out in the end. I will most likely make Reddit threads again at some point if I see no progress being done. As for GFL, I've been talking to a couple individuals about its future and this Anycast situation is definitely a big game changer depending on how things go. The individuals I've found are very motivated and are smart on a technical level. I am going to be giving them things to do that'll highly benefit the community. I'm going to be pushing the community forward the best I can. Next week I won't be available much due to going on a business trip from the 17th to the 22nd.
  8. 9 points
  9. 9 points
    Miss me some CSS ZE. May have to make time to play once this goes live. If we can get some old school players back in the mix this could be a great time.
  10. 8 points
    I've been sitting on this for a while, and I think it is time I go through with it. With school started, I have a lot more on my plate than I thought I would have, and that is not really fair to my server or my admins. With that, I'll be resigning from manager of PVK. I love the gamemode, and the players on It, but I if I can't put the time in that doesn't matter Tags @Glenn_ Thanks for pushing me for manager and keeping me in check the whole time. @JGuary551 Demoted @idk476 One of the friendliest and coolest guys I have met over PVK, keep being u man. @Roy and @Xy Thanks for giving me a shot, I hope I didn't let y'all down. @Chef_ Thanks for hopping on when you could, It was fun playing with you | Also sorry for wasting ur time with my signature That's all I'm gonna tag, since I'm not leaving GFL, just this position in it.
  11. 8 points
    What is your TeamSpeak username and Discord ID? WigglesWorth#9434 (TS3 is WigglesWorth) Which of the platforms do you use the most? i use discord highly often daily, forums atleast on twice daily, and ts on rare occasions, usually only to play a game with someone who's on ts more. How would you describe your activity there? 24/7 discord, few hours daily forums, once a month ts Why are you interested in becoming a Moderator? This question had been bothering me in finding a way to explain in all my previous apps since i came to GFL. It was always wanting to dedicate my time to helping, making my family better. And recently, after resigning my major toxicity, I came to the realization that I did more as a member to help than any other position I've gotten. I'll be completely honest, I was powerhungry coming to GFL. I applied for everything i can as much as i could in order to fill my days with doing something and being known. And as I've gotten to know the community and get closer with the members, I've gotten comfortable in my area. However recently, since discord mod opened the second time, I was asked if i were to apply by many people in many roles of GFL. I feel as if my toxicity then was the only thing holding me back. If many people concern themselves with me stepping up to a more moderative position, then I feel as though I've earned my way into the ability to apply with confidence that this is something I can prominently support How would you typically go about handling a conflict between two users? As many state, you do the obvious of verbally and calmly getting both parties to cease or atleast hide it from the public. Using your powers before its absolutely necessary is a lazy way to do nothing but create more tension in the already admittedly toxic chats. But I think I would try to get them to civilly discuss it so no one would carry away any negative feelings first. It's a community after all. Have you ever been warned or muted? If so, explain what happened. During my tirades with Dan, I had been muted twice and warned once. I won't bullshit you by giving any reasoning besides the mods were doing their jobs. I was being toxic and breaking rules, thats that. Thank you for your time and all that Moderators and Trusted+, please +1 or -1 this application with an explanation for your vote.
  12. 8 points
    Damn I never thought I’d do this cuz I love being admin but I gotta let go of this as I’m not that active anymore and it just isn’t fun anymore and school I’m really messing up in school like really bad so I gotta focus on that( 3F, 1D, 1C,1B those are my grades I know there bad I’m trying to get them up) so here da tags. And no I’m not leaving GFL just leaving admin. @NOT-LAW thank you for accepting me and giving me the chance to do this @Glenn_ thank you for teaching me my first time playing and thank you for populating the server
  13. 8 points
    - Added Dr.Maynard. Basically the exact same thing as a researcher, but he works with the class d and chaos insurgency. Has a 20% chance to spawn when there are 3 researcher slots.
  14. 8 points
    I just ordered an OVH VPS in London, UK correctly last night. I was ordering it wrong last time and feel like an idiot (thank you for the help, @Argyros!). I will start setting up after work. Going to be fun seeing how all of this turns out
  15. 8 points
    Hello, this is click-bait, sorta. If you want to read about why I think Purge died and what should be done if it wants to be revived (and no it's not "Flyingjoe sucks rant" don't worry) then read ahead. If not - then this isn't the post for you. Purge was an extremely successful GMod server with lots of life, over 100 people playing in 2015 at one time. Sure, it was cancer, but it was an extremely fun place to spend time in. The first place I was ever admin in. Upcoming years (2016, 2017) there was a lot of problems with things like lag, massive FPS issues, etc. I went through the whole thing. 9 FPS with a 1050ti? Yeah, those kinds of problems. However, nothing was really done about these problems, and Server Managers and Admins focused, or felt like they were forced to focus on adding more things and advertising the server more and more, to (what i felt was the avoid being demoted. At least, that's how I felt when managing HnS. In my time Managing HnS, i felt as if my work as a manager was credited solely on what I done to *add more* to it. Anyway, back to the subject at point. Purge. I went across to various servers (IceFuse, Defconnations, etc) to see how they ran their servers. And as i found, 60+ FPS with 60+ people on. I haven't ever had that on Purge with 20-30 people on. Here's what I can provide insight to what was wrong with Purge, and what we can do to fix it. Consistent name changes to server. Listing what it has and anything new is always amazing to provide to people browsing servers. Adding a star or SOMETHING is better than a boring generic server. Also, make it neat. Playermodels - There were absolutely no variety or anything to provide to the way playermodels looked. Hell, at least half of the jobs had the same Gun Dealer model or Civilian Model. Pets - In a semi-serious RP, maybe someone wants to rp as a pet. Just because you don't want it, doesn't mean nobody else does. M9K - I found these weapons to work a lot more than the one we used last time (FA:S 2, i believe?) there's also a LOT more. Prop limits - Make it like 15 for users, 20 for members, 25 for supporters, and 30 for VIP instead of like 60 or whatever it used to be. Having hundreds of props on the map MIGHT'VE BEEN THE REASON IT WAS LAGGING. More jobs - Seriously, this should've been figured out on it's own, but i guess not. More availability in things people can do in jobs (I.e) Casino Managers can MAKE casinos. Stop with the custom mods unless you are a pro. Spending $10 on a known working mod is 1000% better than making it yourself when you don't have the same idea on how to do it. Resetting money - don't do it for the love of god. If there's more things I can think of, I'll list it. Now it's your turn. If GFL would bring back Purge and make a change to it, what would YOU, as a PLAYER, want to see, or what would you think would be beneficial to Purge to run better and user-friendly if it came back? Maybe DLs will read this and even consider bringing it back. Thank you for reading.
  16. 8 points
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to give everybody a heads up I'm going on a business trip from September 17th - September 22nd. My activity will decrease during the day but after I get back to the hotel, I should be fine excluding when I go out with my co-workers. My activity may also decrease in the next few weeks due to a lot of changes going on with my job. Thank you for understanding!
  17. 8 points
    I didn’t read most of this as it was fucking long. Only read the last paragraph and from that at some things I kinda glanced at. Anyway this all seemed really useless to post. Also I’m sure like me most people don’t give a fuck about most of these things with maybe the exception of Winter. Also since you were including so many things from irl probably should have included how the entire thing with you trying to stab your mom or whatever went down. That’s always a good attention grabber.
  18. 7 points
    Getting ready for my business trip from the 17th (today) to the 22nd. Leaving tonight at 6 PM and my flight is 8:10 PM. It's going to be great meeting the rest of the people I've worked with (some I've became very great friends with as well) in person for the first time. Going to be awesome seeing my work's main offices as well! I'm excited and I think it's going to be a fun time There's also going to be a big training session one day in the office with one of the products I am very interested in. So it'll be fun learning more about that as well. While I'm at my hotel, I will most likely be working on some stuff regarding GFL such as finishing setting up the GS05 machine and starting the big Garry's Mod expansion into the UK (spoiler alert).
  19. 7 points
    My Age: 14 My Talent: i have been on the server over a year and i just got a computer that i can use so i can be on the server more often. Hours/Week: 20
  20. 7 points
    GFL Divisions CWRP changed to Imperial RP Council Changes This month in GFL, we had witnessed the release of a new division within the community. Classic survival-builder game ‘Terraria’ is now home to a GFL server, lead by new Server Manager Elliot. With it being freshly set up by this SM alone, it had spawned overnight thanks to Benroy and Xy as well. The server is set to be a building one, with pvp included. Here’s hoping to seeing many old and new faces alike come and checking out GFL Terraria! In other news, our newest GMod server, CWRP, has turned to the dark side with an eventful switch to Imperial RP. There are 11 new battalions from Stormtrooper to Sith to be a part of, along with new character models, new jobs to perform, and new tryouts for these battalions. Take part in a variety of tasks such as Attack/Defense missions, Assassinations, and Invasions! The server is currently locked from the public but expects to be ready within the month! Will you succumb to the dark side? On the social side of GFL, there’s been a major change to some roles/positions. The newly-reinstated council was disbanded and rebranded as Team Leaders, each one in charge of a certain aspect instead of a general field. Our new Team Leaders are Benroy as TL of the Moderation Team, Pyros as TL of Event Management, and Unknown leading Public Relations. All current moderators that made the cut now have perms across our Discord server, our TS3 server, and our forums; PR spreads the word about GFL while maintaining a happy relationship between members and community; and event managers can plan events for the divisions or even Discord events! The remaining Council members—Crusty and FlyingJoe—were dispersed to the ARMA project and co-leader of Media Team respectively. Here’s to looking up, GFL! Social Media Links Events Fun facts Public Discord Facebook Twitter Steam Group Reddit GCC: PUBG Extravaganza Date: October 6th, 2018 - 3-6 Eastern Link: https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/31256-pubg-extravaganza/ GFL Terraria: Terraria was released on 26th May 2011, over 7 years ago. Imperial RP: With Imperial coming after Clone Wars, the switch indicates time passing, and was launched with the event: Order 66, a major plot point in the series. With the merge, we have now 11 mods (not including higher-ups with the same perms) to take care of our social platforms!
  21. 7 points
    And this is me, And this is GFLClan's Breach Playerbase.
  22. 7 points
    I'll give this one more time - A few things are incorrect since I last posted in here Name? Ben Roy Age? 23 Birthday? June 04, 1995 Timezone? Eastern Time Gender? Male What would you do if you were the opposite of your gender? Probably do nothing. Rank (ie. Supporter, Vip)? Team Leader Which server(s) do you prefer? Public Discord | GFL gameservers: Terraria How long have you been playing? Involved in GFL: Since Early March of 2014 How often are you online and for how long? Very often. Biggest accomplishment on this server? Finishing a useless tower. Best thing that ever happened to you? Winning $50 gift card by entering the contest Worst thing that ever happened to you? -- Words/Phrases you say frequently? Blarg, :eyes:, :fbthinking: Your greatest fear? Losing my family member. Most recent embarrassing thing that happened to you? N/A Favorite member(s) who plays on this server and why? Listed below. Favorite Animal? Tiger Favorite Color? Blurple Favorite Song? N/A Favorite Book? N/A Favorite Movie? This year - Avengers: Infinity War Favorite TV Show? That 70s show, Friends, and Futurama Favorite vacation spot? Tropical Island beach in the Caribbean sea Coolest place you visited? Statue of Liberty Favorite place to be alone? My small room. Favorite thing to do with your spare time? Play Golf With Your Friends alone Favorite person you enjoy spending time with? Public Discord since I tend to talk there a lot, including those people: @Liloz01 , @Kite9867 , @Winter , @WigglesWorth , @Duc2000 , @RockRoyce , @Xy , @Darkling , @Harakoni , @harry - I'd go on and list more, but Chrome doesn't like that. Favorite thing to do when nobody's looking? Probably sleeping on a bed. Something that made you laugh ridiculously hard. Recently watched Spider-man 3 on Netflix. This scene. Something you wish existed. Ability to travel to a planet within a day Something you wish was still around. 2015 GFL with CS:GO DeathRun. Something you wish this server had or had at some point and want back. Not for server, however, I wish that Valve reverts the custom knives ban Something you're extremely talented at or have a thing for. N/A Favorite Meme or GIF
  23. 7 points
    also have another me, I'm cute
  24. 7 points
    I feel like I ranked up and everyone got demoted
  25. 6 points
    What is your TeamSpeak username and Discord ID? discord motorsteak#0970 teamspeak motorsteak Which of the platforms do you use the most? Mostly Discord and Forums How would you describe your activity there? i'm not top 10 on discord but i have over 6,500 messages in main discord (broke 7000 as of 9/4) and about 12,000 in gmod discord (broke 12,500 as of 9/4). on forums i'm always in the ttt subsection dealing with player reports and either doing ban appeals that are because of my bans or notifying the appropriate admin via either discord or forums that they have a ban appeal Why are you interested in becoming a Moderator? I want to be a moderator to help deal with ttt ban appeals, they always seem to get posted in the wrong spot and i'd like to be able to move them to the right spot and to assist with locking them if the ban appeal is denied, and the same for player reports. On discord I tag admins a lot, I know in the past it wasn't constructive but i've pretty much cut that out and i only tag them now if it's for someone posting NSFW or for breaking other rules How would you typically go about handling a conflict between two users? On TTT i tell them to break it up, if they won't i'll warn, if they continue I mute or gag for 5-10 minutes depending on the severity of the argument then upgrade punishments from there even going as far as upgrading to a permanent gag if the situation demands it or even banning the user if they start doing things that are bannable (ie. targeting or harrasment) Have you ever been warned or muted? If so, explain what happened. Yes a few times, mainly for spamming, which i deserved but they were months ago now I believe. I know you guys can check this if you want to so if this is wrong please let me know and I can change it. Moderators and Trusted+, please +1 or -1 this application with an explanation for your vote.
  26. 6 points
    I've always had a problem with people complaining about server ads. If you want to play on it without ads, then you have to pay to keep it up and running. Unlike other free online services like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., we're not selling your data to the highest bidder. We have to make our money elsewhere. People don't like donating for cosmetics only apparently, or they're just not able to give any money. We could consider going a p2w route for donators. Give them a 1.5x speed boost for $1 a round, maybe? Or how about a 100% HP buff for 30 minutes. That would surely drum up donations. Or even pay for admin. All of which directly deteriorate the server quality and make it less fun for everyone else. So the one thing that we can do that is a slight annoyance is run ads. We're not selling your data to get targeted ads, at least as far as I know, or doing anything shady. It's just an ad. I haven't played TTT in a while so I don't know what kind of ad is running right now. But I highly doubt it's too intrusive. Overall, be happy that you get to play on an actual free (for the user) server where you aren't the product. Remember that none of us are getting paid to run or moderate the servers. All of the money is going into the machines necessary to run everything. We could also consider lowering costs by running our servers on shittier machines. But then you should expect high latency and constant downtime. Part of the reason we pay so much is for the DDOS protection to ensure that we aren't constantly crashing. And if I recall correctly, we get a lot of small attacks quite often without anyone feeling a thing. We're running some of the best servers around because of how much we spend on our machines. If more people donated then it would be great. So either you get a premium service you have go pay for (donating) or you get a free service with ads. Nothing in this world is free. But this is pretty damn close to it. With that being said, if there's a bar blocking people's screens instead of loading screen ads, then that might be a bit much. Lol. Overall, just be glad we're not doing any predatory practices because we probably could if we wanted to. And also be glad that we have so many people donating that we only need to run some ads to make ends meet. Or else we'd have to move to microtransactions. Lol.
  27. 6 points
    We are bringing it back, folks! SOTM! Story September's theme this month: MYTH Create your own myth to wow readers and leave them something to remember! Anyone can enter, but only submissions will be saved to this thread. Good luck, have fun, and I'm looking forward to reading many great stories! Rules: 1. The content must be original! Plagiarism is not tolerated. 2. No pornographic, gory, or overly mature content. Keep it safe for everyone to enjoy. 3. Must be a minimum of 100 characters 4. Must be submitted by September 30th, 11:59 pm EST
  28. 6 points
  29. 6 points
    Latest selfie - portrait.
  30. 6 points
    Aight then I’m gonna do it Ello
  31. 6 points
    Pls revive topic not you, Dan
  32. 6 points
    - Added SCP-610 - Can infect others, causing them to eventually turn into SCP-610-B. SCP-610-B serve as a weaker version of SCP-610 and will die after 3 - 5 minutes, leaving behind a rooted SCP-610 instance, which lasts for an indefinite period of time. SCP-610 is more effective if he turns more, as it will result in more SCP-610-Bs turning into rooted SCP-610s. SCP-610 is a tank, but is also one of the slowest scps in the game at this time. - Can root itself. - Passing a rooted SCP-610 instance has a chance to infect you. - Added hazmat suit - Wearing gives you a chance to block a touch from 049 and 610 (it stuns them too). It also reduces danger from rooted SCP-610 instances. Offers no damage resistance and has slight speed penalty. - 035 now spawns in D block, he is now on the d class team too. SCP-035 no longer teams with SCPs and is allowed to team with chaos insurgency members instead. - Added the left shark playermodel for supporters and above.
  33. 6 points
    Congrats to @RickGrimesTM for winning the tournament! Second place goes to @Misaki Third place goes to @Sonic393
  34. 6 points
    Does anyone remember my long response to some thread about Rank Changes? I can't believe I still had this lying around. I cannot remember if it was the old forums, this one, or possibly both, but we've gone full circle again. Lessons are not being learned and we're fully committed to voting. You can't get something out of nothing; there's no free lunch. I think it's a great idea to expand on the administrative and operational roles, but you're taking away the link between the divisions and the leadership members fulfilling these roles will naturally be more interested in the greater good of their advocating groups rather than for the community as a whole. They can say all they want and mean it... when it comes down to it: They'll be held responsible for the failures within these areas of interest and so they are willing to pay the cost elsewhere to make those numbers look good. The concept is good... implementation is poor, and we'll be seeing a lot of the same stuff. I like when new people are being involved and their vote counts, but they also weren't there to know; that's when someone needs to speak up and say something regardless of its popularity. If we were to always follow the popular vote, then you don't need leadership... just poll everything and follow the outcome blindly (not a great idea). Leadership sometimes need to make difficult decisions- that's what it takes. I do recall Roy and some other people discuss and support the idea of consolidation... look where we're at today... still "steps in the right direction"? Looks like no direction to me.
  35. 6 points
  36. 6 points
    Fixed (Thanks @Violator) Luffy Playermodel Added Masks Spyro x2 Daxter Ratchet & Clank Crash Bandicoot Aku Aku Shrek Lenny Map(s) ttt_pool party (not currently in the mapvote screen) -- These masks are all most likely broken at the moment, this is my bad, sorry; I'll try and fix 'em soon.
  37. 6 points
    Hai, I would like to talk a little about the idea of unbanning me/BotoX/Shini and just share some thoughts/give some advice while I'm at it. I'd like to preface this by stating I understand my position (of being not banned) is fragile. This piece will probably be at least mildly provocative to some of you, if this sparks my reban, then so be it. I've come to value the pursuit of <any tangible truth> over my <freedom to x>. Just know that these thoughts are my own and don't (necessarily) represent .ru. About the notion of unbanning me/Shinigami/BotoX There's a couple of ways you can approach this, but for each of us I'm going to zoom in on 2 things specifically, being: Motivation and intentions during the original split What decisions I think are logical moving forward I'm somewhat weary of analyzing the motivations and intentions, but I know I'll find myself referencing them constantly. So as concise as possible: Motivation and intentions I'll start with Shinigami since his actions are the hardest (read: impossible xd) to defend. I think your best bet at a glimpse of his logic is to just read the announcement post. Excerpt from .ru mg/dr/surf announcement post, by Shinigami: 1#: https://pastebin.com/Ez0uSxgb . I will add that this entitlement to sovereignty was enabled by me (see excerpt #2, B). For myself, I'm an open book at this point and an expert at self deprecation. Except from "server split mementos", by myself: #2 https://pastebin.com/8L25wA6B . I've written fairly extensively on when/where I failed in my position of "gatekeeper". As for BotoX, if it was up to him, ZE would have parted with GFL months prior. He approaches things exclusively pragmatically, in its most literal interpretation. While the people that had it out for .com management at the time were plentiful, BotoX wasn't one of them. He just saw possibilities and improvements in quality of life that simply weren't possible under .com due to various restrictions (e.g. no shell, gimped databases, poor performance, ...). Most importantly, he saw a stubbornness and unwillingness to improve in the people running the back end. The previous two sentences were his only motivation, he doesn't care for power, never cared to go out of his way to more damage than necessary to the community at large, because he doesn't function on that level. What decision I think are logical moving forward "Logical" is a poor choice of words, really. From this point forward it turns into a value game. "Trust" seemingly being valued above all else, I hear it all the time, left and right. The trust is broken, ad infinitum. Roys vision of GFL is an ever growing one, ever expanding. But blind trust isn't sustainable (see: viper&co, phone, soja, myself, denros, ..), let alone scalable. There is no right or wrong past this point, but there are implications to pursuing certain values, even more so in the context of this merge/unsplit. .ru approached .com with little to no high-stake demands. We agreed (through my council) that an unban demand would be met with hostility, because I understand the grudges you hold, your vengeful nature. It went from a demand to a footnote. A "please, if you could find inside of you, consider it, possibly, maybe". In the face of such humility, you couldn't find it in you to reach out and instead remained steadfast on your high horse despite the pleas from various community members reaching out on their own accord. Frozen in place by your values with the hive mind holding the metaphorical gun to your head. Zooming in on BotoX and the merge specifically. It seems to be understood that regardless of what ends up being decided, you (.com) are taking a risk. You will be running BotoX' current code, and he will continue updating it. Either through continued git commit/review before compile (however long that would last), or through emergency interference whenever x breaks. That's not even considering he could just proxy/vpn to get straight to ftp. I'm not saying there's plans detailing that, I'm just saying that under the right circumstances, or with time even, code that isn't reviewed and approved by any trusted entity is more likely than not to be executed. The point I'm trying to make is that you are running the risk, so why not reap the rewards also? The sheer gesture of turning the other cheek and reaching out to BotoX is enough to turn this into something productive. I can see this infringes on your values, but I genuinely believe it's in your best interest to move away from blind trust, and instead (continue) build(ing) sane, secure and scalable infrastructure. In the end this is still a lawless internet, and there has to be some degree of trust as there's no tangible repercussions. But BotoX isn't this ruthless monster you've made him out to be. He has ran ZE for two years now and I (along with an army of others) have made sure to shit on his any mistake/flaw, scrutinize his every step. He made a community poll to offer to step down for betterment of ZE at some point. There is genuinely nothing you could come up with that would make him do anything that would damage ZE. He's willing to work with you just for the sake of being constructive, set up the server alongside you, maybe give some advice as you go, anything as long it benefits ZE. Progress over vanity, sustainability and scalability over trust (or some sane combination of the two). Ultimately there is no "better" value. I know this is a long shot and this isn't as elaborate as I'd like it to be 'cause of time-restraints, but fuck I had to try. God speed
  38. 5 points
    We've recently purchased a machine from Croncos. We will be using this machine to expand into Garry's Mod for Europe. Thanks.
  39. 5 points
    Here's me while on my business trip to Denver. I'm about to head to the office Thanks!
  40. 5 points
    Let me show you the way of demotion
  41. 5 points
    Maps: Admin Roster: Removed @OLIVKA from Admin Roster Promoted @RussellCrowe to Tier 2 Admin Misc: Ever since PANORAMA was introduced, the zombie infect icon is gone from csgo, it is now re-implemented with a new icon that players have to download when they join the server and it's client sided Example: Feedback would be appreciated, contact us on discord!
  42. 5 points
    Many of you have probably noticed the introduction of a couple of ranks, noticeably: Moderation, Event Management, and Public Relations. Essentially, these are the result of the council being split up into separate teams with a former council member as their leader (These former council members have the same level of access as the council did). We hope that this new structure will allow more people to get involved with the administration of the community as a whole and will address issues that we previously had with the council rank itself. The following teams were created as a result of the split: Moderation Moderates the GFL Discord, TS3 Server, and Forums Assists in the selection of new moderators Application: https://gflclan.com/forms/6-moderation-application/ Currently lead by @Ben Roy Public Relations Helps maintain good relations between GFL and its community Advertises GFL in a respectful manner (i.e. not getting on other servers and spamming ‘JOIN GFL!’) Assists managers in making sure that bans are consistent with community policy. Application: https://gflclan.com/forms/13-public-relations-application/ Lead by @Unknown Event Management Involved in the planning and execution community events, as well as reaching out to other communities for event related purposes. Assists managers in putting on events for their server. Application: https://gflclan.com/forms/12-event-management-application/ Lead by @Pyros (Might be reassigned to somewhere else, tbd) Currently, none of the new teams have strict requirements with the exception of Moderation (due to its nature). PFAQ (Probably Frequently Asked Questions) Q: Why was I/[INSERT FORMER MODS NAME HERE] removed from TS3 Admin/ Discord Moderator? A: Due to the expansion of the role to include all platforms, trusted did a vote on all current communications staff. If >= 50% voted Yes, the staff member was retained, but if they didn’t get enough yes votes, then they were removed from the position. If you were removed from the position, you are free to re-apply at any time using the link above. Q: What happened to Crusty and Flyingjoe? A: Crusty is now the manager of the upcoming Arma 3 server and flyingjoe is now overseeing the media team alongside SadBandit (who is still the primary leader). That's all for now <3 View full article
  43. 5 points
    Added: - Shot direction indicator, shows the direction where you got shot from. Doesn't work on SCPs. - !srv command, players may now vote for a special round provided 1) There are enough players online 2) A special round was not forced in the past 3 rounds and 3) it is not the last round of the map. - Serpent's Hand warning sound (By Kaito Kiriyama)
  44. 5 points
    Well, I received a reply from one of the Valve employees regarding the Anycast issue I emailed them about. The email didn't state anything and was just a question, but I hope the discussion can continue. I'm just very happy to even receive a reply from Valve regarding the issue. I was worried my email may have been blocked by them because they haven't replied to me for two years.
  45. 5 points
    I've been working on a lot of things recently. Started by contacting other server providers located in the United Kingdom because that's where I want to expand. We're going to be starting out with a Garry's Mod Murder server (24/7 Construct). The United Kingdom seems to be a hot spot for players and it isn't a location we've expanded into before. I was going to go with Croncos as a host, but unfortunately they can't sell us game servers at the moment. I asked them about their dedicated machines, though. I decided to purchase an OVH VPS in London, UK for $19.23/m. I'm waiting for PayPal to review my purchase and lift it off of "on-hold". Once that's done, we'll set up the Murder server on the VPS. I've already started building the Murder server on our other machine as a test server. After installing some of my old lua addons (Server Hop and Advertisements), I wanted to recreate these addons using a Restful API instead. Today, I started working on a major project with the back end regarding the Restful API. I already got it done for the GFLCore server list (for Server Hop) and in-game advertisements (for in-game advertisement plugins/addons). I still need to make more APIs for other things (e.g. the plugins we use to give Members, Supporters, and VIPs their perks in-game). Now I just need to re-code our Server Hop and Advertisement plugins and addons in SourcePawn and lua! I will be doing this in the near future It's nice getting back into coding a bit. Anyways, other than that, there are a lot of internal things I want improved on as well. I want to create an internal training system so we can teach our managers more things regarding the technical aspect of game servers and so on. I've been talking to a lot of individuals regarding this and honestly, I think we're going to have a few people stepping up to highly improve GFL in the future! Overall, I'm very excited for all of this! If we expand into the UK and things go to plan, I think it's going to be a hot spot for new players and our game servers should populate fairly easier than on our current locations. We shall see though. Regardless, a lot needs to get done. This past week was by far the busiest week of work I've had so I wasn't able to do much during the week and I was stressed. Motivation is really starting to build back up for me though. As long as we have people step up and help me, I think we're going to start doing good. Just a reminder, I am going on a business trip from the 17th to 22nd, so my activity won't be as high during that time.
  46. 5 points
    If I was to coordinate an insurgency event with a couple of other people, who would be willing to participate in the event? As of currently we don't really have a huge roadmap of what the event would be like other than just being a team based event where the winning team gets the prize (more below ), it would probably be best of 3 or more but I I think an Insurgency event would be of great help to populate the server more (other than the current bots ) and it would be fun for the community to come together to play a game that many haven't dabbled in while we all have fun! Please let me know if you would be interested in such an event as well as any suggestion for the event Currently the prize is going to be an Insurgent sided hentai shirt (thank @Harakoni) https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1465310069
  47. 5 points
    Here's the list of the current PR Team: Leader: @Worgee Team Member: @King_Wailord @RockRoyce @TheJitFace @Bae @DoctorDJ @Charmayy @Major_Push @Site Director Hatty @WholeMilk If you have questions, please PM anyone from the team.
  48. 5 points
    So, well to no surprise im finally leaving GFL for good... I've been here for awhile, even tho most dont know. I cant explain with words what GFl have done for me in my life, both online and in the real life. GFL Gave me friends and a lot of people that i came to care about. I've had a lot of good moments with many on here that i wont forget or regret. I've talked to a lot of people, some remember me, others dont. Like everyone else who leave, i have some people whom i care much about. so im going to tag them. (sorry if i forget any) @Nap14hockey - Well, old friend, you were the first person to talk to me (that i remember) Love you for helping me back then. @Dano - My german friend, always greeding me with a sweet tone of "Mamoooru" still makes me happy to think about. @Anamo - "what kind of weeb is this?" @nocheat - Lets be real for once, you have fucked a goat @Worgee - Not saying bye to you, Just making sure you remember me when i suddenly knocks on your door @RickGrimesTM - "quak" @Moose - should be named "never won a 1v1" xD gonna miss you. @PaulaDeen - My true lover <3 @King_Wailord - More gay than me, king_gaylord. @Alucardfairy - Not gonna lose our streak... dont worry. @Toni Bamanaboni - Dont be tocix <3 luv u @TomRiddle - still dont know your real name... but for me youll be tom either way <3 gonna miss you. @Darkling - thanks for being so sweet and caring, and for helping me sometimes <3 @Misaki - Think im gonna miss you the most, or something. We've had some deep conversations and laughed a lot together. Love you all, you've all helped me in some way or another. I've had my difficulties in life and you've have really helped me back up when i've fallen... Thanks....
  49. 5 points
    Selfish way to go out, killing two innocent people. Idiot
  50. 5 points
    This is going to stir up drama, locked.
×