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    Hello, everyone. In this post, I would like to outline some changes to the internal structure of GFL's higher-ups and how this is intended to impact GFL. Community Advisors changed to Council Community advisors will be changed to Council with a new job. The new Council rank will be at the same level as a division leader. New Jobs/Roles Maintain the community as a whole. May help division leaders (with their consent) with their divisions. May help divisions without a leader (E.g. Call of Duty 4, Fistful of Frags, etc.). Work with the directors on projects. Advise the community. This includes brainstorming ideas when not working on any projects and addressing them to the directors. Look for people with potential and address them to the other Council members & directors. Other The Council and directors should be working on the same projects together. The Council are essentially directors, just with less access (back end and such). Revamping the Council Team The team itself could be revamped. This means we should demote inactive members who don’t show enough interest in GFL, and promote members who have potential and are willing to dedicate a lot of time into GFL. If a member is inactive, they should be given a warning immediately; if they continue being inactive without a valid reason, it will immediately progress to demotion. We shouldn’t be waiting so long on demoting people. If somebody doesn’t show interest, dedication and motivation, they should be demoted. All members from the current community advisor team we plan on keeping should be talked to before this Council change is in effect. We should ask if they’re still interested and possess the will to truly step up (spend more time on GFL and do all the new jobs/roles assigned to them with Council), gain feedback on what we (directors) can improve on, and more. Directors Given More Access With the Council change, directors will be given more access in the future. This includes access to the back end (web and game servers such as OVH). With this change, we have to prepare our user base. This leads to even more ideas. The reason we are giving directors more access is to take the load off of Roy. If Roy isn’t available, there’s a high chance a director can fix the issue with the back end (e.g. the website going down). They will have the access to fix it and can try to. If they don’t know how to, they can try googling the issue or just wait until a director with more experience comes online. Why? The biggest issue with giving directors access to the back end is trust. I trust that most of you still remember what happened last year and the negative effect it had on GFL, but after the past year and a half, I have realized that I need to give access to more people. Many things such as giving access to new managers or completing various tasks in the back end relies on me and it is heavily backed up. For example, look at the web VM move; I wanted to complete this back in the summer and it still isn’t complete. I tried getting Balon to help me, but he turned out to be inactive and busy. If our goals are to get GFL off of the ground again (which they are), we need to start trusting people again; that’s just the reality of the situation. GFL won’t get far if we can’t trust people that can potentially have a major positive effect on GFL. What happens if I have to leave for a while and nobody else has access to the back end? What happens if the website goes down? We need others there we can rely on. This may also give the directors more motivation as well. Preparation The biggest part about this change is preparing for it. We saw what happened in the past. If one of our directors goes rogue, we must prepare for the worst. Nobody will have access to the PayPal besides me. The most a director could gain access to is the PayPal API credentials, but you cannot take funds out of the PayPal account with only the API credentials. Therefore, the worst possible thing a director can do is dump the IPS 4 user’s database table including emails and hashed passwords. Although these passwords are hashed, it still would be very bad if this was to happen. Realistically, if a hacker got into our back end, they could also dump the database table. Now, I wanted to do this back in the summer of 2016, but I haven’t been able to. Realistically, no website on the Internet is safe and the best thing a user can do is secure themselves from any possible breaches. While we aren’t expecting any breaches in our database, we should definitely prepare ourselves and our users for them. I would like to have a page in the About GFL project dedicated to explaining security. While we are confident in our security, we should also explain no websites are 100% safe. We should be telling the truth to our users about security and highly encourage them to use a random generated password (or a password not used on any other websites/logins). We should also recommend programs such as LastPass or KeePass. I feel this may also deter hackers away from GFL; if we were bragging about our security, it would probably increase the chances of a hacker wanting to try to get through our security. I would also like to add our thoughts on security to the user registration page (perhaps under the password field). We could even add a button that automatically generates and uses a random password along with copying to the clipboard for the user. Another idea is sending a forum PM/email to the user after registration about security (along with general GFL information). The next worst thing a director who has gone rogue can do is completely delete our files. This can include our website files or just game servers. This can also include the virtual machines themselves. This is why I want to implement an automatic backup system in GFL that backs everything up hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly. We should be trying to back up as many services as possible. This includes our websites, databases, game servers, and virtual machines (perhaps the core files). Balon has recommended some services we can use that are cheap (cheaper than purchasing a separate machine for backups). External Consultant Badge I would like to make an external consultant badge for our technical administrators that aren’t a part of GFL, but still help out when needed. These members (as of now) would be @setup.sh and @balon. We’re Looking For Potential We are currently looking for motivated, interested, and trustworthy members of the community to join our staff team and assist us with the upkeep and expansion of GFL as a whole. We are currently figuring out the logistics of how we plan on recruiting individuals, and an announcement will be made soon with more information. Darkling as Council Leader So far, the current community advisors know this. However, for those that do not know, @Darkling will be “leading” the Council team. While he won’t have a separate rank and will still be a part of Council, he will be leading the team overall. There is a possibility we will make a badge representing the fact that he is the leader. Darkling has a lot of motivation for GFL. In my opinion, he is a role model to the Council. He is motivated, dedicated, mature, and generally very approachable. From what I’ve seen, nobody has a problem with him being leader of the Council team and after asking a couple of CAs, they said they already look up to him as a CA leader. We are discussing more changes and have more to announce in the near future! Thanks!
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    Roy is currently going through a hard time with his health and finances. Most of you already know about his health problems (hernia etc.), but now he has been having financial issues as well. These issues are personal, and he has only trusted few with the details but it has to do with his family. Therefore, he is unable to even afford his surgery, house bills, WiFi bills and a lot of other stuff. He has never taken a single dollar from GFL. He has been lifting a TON of heavy load, while suffering from his hernia, so he can earn money to get around. It just saddens me to see Roy in this undeserved state. GFL is one of the greatest things that has happened to me these past couple of years. I've met great people, and all that would not have been possible without GFL, and GFL would not have been possible without Roy. Only the fewest would have created a community, like GFL, and not use any of its money for themselves. This is why I have decided that we have to help him out. @Korowa created a Gofundme so all of you can help Roy out. Every dollar counts, and given enough funding, he will be able to pay for his surgery and bills, and most importantly, he will be in a much better shape to help GFL grow bigger and better than it has ever been! You can find the gofundme page here ( https://www.gofundme.com/helparoy ) It took me a lot of convincing to make him agree to this, so please act mature. Through prayers, donations, or however you choose to support this, Roy will appreciate the HELL out of all of you. Thank you @Nick for proofreading, and @Korowa for creating the Gofundme <3 Disclaimer: PayPal cannot be used! ("All Personal campaigns (as well as Certified Charity campaigns created prior to November 3, 2016) accept donations by credit or debit cards only.") If you do want to donate via PayPal the funds directly go into his PayPal account but do not show in the gofundme if you would like to donate via paypal here is Roy's paypal (with his permission) Gamemann@gflclan.com
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    Okay I am sure that we have all seen the recent changes within GFL's staff team. Rcool has now stepped down because he no longer has the time to put to GFL anymore. This has put us one man down and means we need to actually get the CA team back on track and working towards the same goals. I know that @Roy has spoke to most of the trusted team about the changes we are planning for the CA rank (CA->Council). He would like me to "step up" into a council leader position. I'll be referring to some of the future changes within this thread so if you haven't read about these changes then please go to this thread. For this post I wanted to just discuss what we have been doing wrong up until now and how we are going to improve on them for the future. (the points below are typed addressing the current CA's including myself) Communication The one main issue which keeps coming back to us, time and time again is communication. We don't talk to each other enough and we don't share information between each other. We are all guilty of this and even though we put measures into place (such as the CA discord) it hasn't helped to improve this. This has lead to situations where we are trying to tackle issues from multiple directions with no real progress getting made. This was evident with the "About GFL" project which we all assumed someone else was taking control of instead of making the combined effort to get it done. We could try and solve this with regular meetings and promises to keep in touch but that just isn't going to work. It hasn't worked yet. Something @Roy is pushing for, is more activity within the Trusted discord. This is both within the voice chat and the within the trusted text channels. Since we want to be more open and honest with what we are working on, I am going to disband the CA only discord. We need to move away from independence and start treating the entire staff team as one group! Now we need to set a standard which we all need to keep to. We all have voice chat and are in TeamSpeak most of the time. I want to have a dedicated amount of time every week for everyone to be able chat. Whether this is via voice chat or not doesn't matter. With me "stepping up" into more of a council leader this means I will be available much more often on the trusted discord and if you are looking for something to do then I will be the one to ask. Teamwork Another issue we have is working together as a group. Yes, independence can be a very good quality and a valuable one for this role. But, we need to make sure that we can all work together as a team. Now this links in with communication a lot, as if we all know what we are working on then there shouldn't be a situation where we don't have work to do. Now there isn't a clear cut solution to this issue without physically working together we won't improve. So for any projects which we undertake, we need to always have 2 of us working on them. If you do any forum work such as checking perms, poke another CA and tell them to help out real quick. Obviously working on this will require us to have better communication and the improvements listed above should help with that. Organised Effort One suggestion I want us to try to work on, is a more organised approach to work. For every project that we have, we need to make a post within the CA section. Let us all expand upon the ideas. Once we do that, two CA's will be assigned to it. You can either assign yourself or I can assign people for it based on our original roles. Then depending on the project and how long it is expected to take, we should post weekly progress reports on the thread. Once we start doing this it will become much easier to manage, but our current approach of doing something on our own is not traceable and can lead to people thinking that we are inactive. Trello Now we have started to use Trello more and more, which helps with keeping everything transparent. We want everyone to know what we are working on and which of us is working on them. We all need to become more involved within this. Just take 2 minutes to update the project you are working on and it keeps everyone happy. If you post a topic with an issue then put it in the trello! We have this Trello for things which we want the public to see- https://trello.com/b/pZ85Aj3V/other-overview There isn't going to be one answer to fix all our problems. But hopefully with the rank changes which are coming up, we can treat this as a fresh start. If you have any other thoughts and opinions on the new changes then please don't hesitate to post below! Nobody is directly to blame and we don't need to target specific people to be responsible, as we are all responsible for the current situation. We just need to ensure it doesn't happen again.
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    The server has been known for its solid management. In 2015 @3hunna_Vote_For_Pedro and @Infantry had successfully run the server until its closing in late 2016. From there it was taken by Myself, @Kim and @denros, where countless of hours were spent in creating a newer version of the server and sticking through until a community was formed and stable. Our most recent server manager, @Leks (god rest his management soul), has really kept the solidity of the management timeline and has brought many new players with the creation of events and built a really awesome administration team! Today I have come with news, @Leks as decided to take the role as the servers 'overseer', which he will help guide our new manager @King_Wailord. Congrats on the promotion, you'll do great. im not manager btw complain to leks and wailord now. lol.
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    Dear GFL members, The GFL staff team support Net Neutrality! We believe everyone should have the knowledge to make an informed decision and help shape American policy that could affect us all! If the FCC ends Net Neutrality, GFL could be regarded as a gaming website and could become more expensive by about $15! A gaming pack that includes Steam, Discord, TeamSpeak etc, will cost an extra $25 with the added premium! However, the US Congress has the power to block this. If you live in the U.S, you can stop the FCC from ending it! If you’re in the US, let your representatives and congress know about your support of Net Neutrality here https://www.battleforthenet.com/ or https://www.callmycongress.com/ Discords CEO Jason, posted explaining Discord's position with Net Neutrality https://blog.discordapp.com/why-discord-supports-net-neutrality-8f5e2b8b88f5 The FCC chairman makes a statement about Net Neutrality here: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db1121/DOC-347868A1.pdf News article including projections, and statistic about 98.5% of comments on Net Neutrality: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/rip-net-neutrality-fcc-chair-releases-plan-to-deregulate-isps/ Other news articles- https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/21/the-fcc-has-unveiled-its-plan-to-rollback-its-net-neutrality-rules/?utm_term=.40bc6541969e https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/20/net-neutrality-repeal-fcc-251824 Similar post regarding this issue We need to save Net Neutrality and keep them protected! Credit to @Benroy for making this post!
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    Time to get the ice cream and popcorn.
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    Name: LegendaryFluff Steam ID: STEAM_1:0:125260728 Age: 14 Forum time: 132 hours Founder sponsor: @RickGrimesTM @King_Wailord @Leks Why do you want to become a founder?: believe I am qualified to become a founder because I can answer a majority of the questions players ask, prevent spam, hacking, foul language during game play, and all in all prevent any rule breaking what so ever. I read the forums comments 100% of the time during game play and have a quick and keen eye when it comes to rules that are being broken. Plus I have a great deal of knowledge about mems. You can say I'm a quick learner. My desire to be a founder comes from my eagerness to help fellow players in need. I can put my knowledge and abilities to better use once and if I become an Founder. I want to be become a Founder because I take my job seriously, and doing my job comes first. The sight of @transperoman and I immediately gather evidence and put a stop to it. GFL is more of a meme to me, I love meeting new friends and having fun with everyone, rule breakers can just ruin the fun. I am a good spirited player who helps every player possible. I may be immature sometimes, but I will never go as far as being rude or mingy directly to a player. Being a founder will help me keep the shoutbox calm and have a well rounded atmosphere. I will try my best to reduce the amount of spammers, faggots, non-cerfers and just rule breakers in general. Why should we accept you?: I believe you should accept me because I am trying to better myself as a person. I want to help make the server a better place once step at a time. Being a founder I can help out way more. I use up most of my freetime shit posting. I may have messed up in the past and most people dislike me for this reason but I can show the community I can change. I can add any player on steam so if anyone needs a founder on I'll jump right on the forums Thanks
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    Long time no see gfl, Just found out today that I'm going to be an Armor officer for the United States Army. What does that mean? It means starting next year i'll be wandering around in tanks and commanding troops. Maybe one day i'll get to blow up some terrorists or something.
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    I just wanted to say I am very thankful and grateful that this was made. I'm still very highly shocked. @Kubnair and I were talking for an hour about it because I personally felt very uncomfortable about people donating to me. It's already hard enough to talk to people about my problems, let alone having people donate real money to me... I made a promise to myself a long time ago that I would never use any of the GFL money. I am still holding that promise. I will do EVERYTHING in my power to not use GFL money. GFL is by far the biggest success in my life and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. It has made me the person I am today (I cannot imagine what type of person I would be now-a-days without GFL). Although sometimes it may not seem like it, I focus on doing things for GFL every day. I will get myself fixed and once all these health issues are gone, I feel I'll be in a much better state than before. My main goal is to make all of you happy and proud. That's what I will continue trying to do! Again, thanks for everything! Words cannot explain how happy and thankful I am about all of this. I will show it through actions by getting myself fixed (and getting GFL off its feet again in the future)! P.S. This money will be going directly to my PayPal account (gamemann@gflclan.com).
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    Name: SFB Steam ID: STEAM_0:0:40223867 Age: age is just a number Server playtime: 2000+ Time you can be on & Timezone: Pacific Why do you want to become an admin?: to help Reason for accepting: because im not banned anymore, i dont play much anymore so you will have to give me a pass if im not willing to come on 3-4 days a week. #MakeZEGreatAgain
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    hi im new, is this how u female??? x heheheheh rawr giggles
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    Event Credit goes to the entire GCC EC Team. Hello everyone! GCC has decided to organize another event, this time it will be PUBG. I will put the details below, please read them if you're interested in participating. Details The date is 11/12/17 at 5 PM EST, will run for 3 hours maximum. Date: 12th November 2017 (Sunday) Time: 4 PM CST / 5 PM EST / 9 PM GMT Discord: GCC Discord - (https://discord.me/gccofficial) Prizes: N/A due to the custom game contract with Bluehole Studio Organizers: @Runda & Xiro (hosted by GCC thanks to these two) GFL Organisers: @Syntax @Darkling POV: First person Requirements Must be a GFL member+ Active PUBG player Fair game knowledge Ability to work within a team It will consist of 3 games back-to-back. The roster allows us to have 3 teams of 4, and an additional 4 subs. Team Sign Up [!] https://goo.gl/itkS7Z [!] > You can still use the above sign up link if you do not have a team or don't have a full team! > I’ll be announcing the teams on the 5th > All dates are subject to change, it’s your job to check back on this post to see if they’re changed! Event Information General Information: 3 Games consisting of 21 teams. (3 teams per community). Each community is allowed 4 subs. In-game rules are the same as normal multiplayer games, with the exception of no red zones, 1.5 x ARs and first person perspective only. Point scoring- https://i.imgur.com/7XJYG0g.png Rules: No cheats/hacks/exploits/glitches/any Program that gives you an unfair advantage over others No ghosting No DOX/DDoS threats No racism/homophobia/xenophobia (Unless it's for sarcastic use/no harmful intentions) No exploiting of the map No toxicity/targeting No advertising other community's events No name impersonation of anyone If you are caught trying to crash or lag the server, you will be permanently banned from all GCC events and CAs will decide the punishment here Saturday 5th November
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    Sorry what? Seeing as I am allowed to give constructive criticism I think Im actually going to give my opinion of Dan's picture. First of all that is not motion blur, in photography we call it "camera jiggle". This happens when someone volumes in too much and the photo appears blurry. It's considered sloppy and is often scolded by photography critics. Motion blur I'd just photos that manipulate shutter speeds. Slow shutter speeds ( anything below 1/30 of a second is considered slow) or even panning your shutter speeds gives a sharp photo but shows motion by making *some* parts blurry. Dan's photo is just not one of them. Secondly his photo took no effort at all. It's quite clear that he took it with his phone because exposure is not right (phones have auto ISO on but often still over/under exposes photos). The colours are bland and boring to look at. This easily could've been adjusted but up-ing the contrast and saturation. Thirdly, the composition was lazy. Too much of the scenery was cut off making it, again, boring. If he didn't zoom in as much it would have been more interesting. If he used an actual camera he could've made this photo way more effective by setting it in aperture mode. Setting a low FOV will give a narrow let depth of field and therefore emphasising this focal point more ( the deer). In the end I'm voting for @Faex. His composition followed the rule of thirds, had good saturation and colour, the background was interesting but not taking away too much attention from the focal point. Good job man.
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    First off, I want to start this by saying thank you to everyone who supported me here. To those who didn’t, still thank you for being you. Anyways, on to this stuff. This is been on my mind for awhile. Maybe about 4 months or so, but I wasn’t too sure. But obviously with this post, it is official. I am resigning from all my positions (the 2 I actually have lol). I just have no desire to play computer games anymore. School is getting harder, my parents are being even harsher on me with schooling, so I really have no time to play. On to the "mentions": @Rcool64 - the one who made me admin in the first place. I have extremely high respect for you. I hope you excel with everything in life. @Maskiee - You kept me along after Rcool left, and we didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but I enjoyed the talks we had. @Winter - Fuck you Sagan . In all seriousness, I want to thank you the most. You’ve put up with me and my mood swings, my begging to you about certain things, my cockiness, everything. Especially with everything you have to deal with, I am almost positive I’ve made some of it harder than it needed to be. Thank you buddy. @NotMotder - The first admin I ever met, back on TTT last year. Was always friendly to me. I’ll never forget that. @Violator - Maybe I’ll come back one day just to make a few false reports on you and piss all your admins off. Sorry in advance . @Xy_ - Another huge thank you. Same as Winter, you put up with my shit on Breach. Again, I’m sorry I never lived up to what I said I was going to do for the server. @RickGrimesTM - Gave me the opportunity to be one of your admins on Jailbreak. Those were some fun days. Thank you for trusting me to do that. @Kubnair - HMU on PlayStation sometime. Just don’t call me Eugine and we will be fine. @PB-n-J - What color is next for you ? For real though, thanks for putting up with me and my million questions. Just remember to watch your back on TTT when I’m on . @myPHART - How did I forget you? Long Live mySHART. Lol, take care friend. Another long time friend. @Fx280 - cunt (jk love you) @Severely_Artistic - happy? @Astro - HOW DID I FORGET YOU? Probably one of the most cancerous admins out there . Just remember I convinced you to apply for admin @Aquaticfilly0 - AquaTitty There’s probably more out there, but these are the one’s that stand out to me. Thank you all again. Until next time, love all of you. -EJ
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    So, me and my girlfriend have been going out for awhile now and i had this spur of a moment feeling, the feeling was to propose to my girlfriend so i took her where we first met (our High School, got permission to walk inside) so i took her where we first met (chemistry, yea ik its ironic) and i got down on one knee and asked her to marry me and u can guess by the title that she said yes so IM GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Hello everyone. You may have noticed that we have a new role on the forums called Event Coordinators. This role was inspired by GCC and their approach towards event management. Currently there are four members of GFL who have been doing amazing work within GCC and pushing them forward with every event they produce. These members are @Runda @Pyros @Syntax and @Kubnair. The sheer amount of effort each one of them has put into their work within GCC is phenomenal! That is why these members will be the first four to start up our Event Coordinator team! Now for some details about this team and what they can do within there new role. My aim for the team is for one GFL event a month, starting with a Christmas themed event which they are starting to work on now. They will continue to work within GCC to provide events. However they can now request usage of GFL's servers and any other reasonable resource for use within GCC and for GFL events. They will be able to use the Creative team to create GFX for events and for recording/streaming and tweeting the events. They have access to request the Developer team to edit plugins for usage within events. They are able to work with our Server Managers to be able to create events on our current servers. They have been given permissions to directly post and feature posts within the events sub-forum. Lastly they have been given TeamSpeak permissions to edit and use the Event channel, in order to support using TeamSpeak during events. Now I would like to mention that working within GCC is not required by the role, however the team does need to be involved in the events from GCC. There will be opportunities for members to apply and help out the Event Coordinators but that will currently be handled through PMs instead of an application form. This new role is something that will give us all something to look forward to and will help provide GFL with some regular, quality events. I have a lot of belief in the current members of the team and look forward to their upcoming work within GFL! View full article
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    That's why the pressure is on with this revamp to make them active. Roy made it clear that inactivity and such will no longer be tolerated. Except that they do. Or was the recent motion to gut the CA team of the inactives just a prank by Roy? Speaking of ego boosts... I won't speak for the others, but you are making interesting observations for a community s̶t̶o̶n̶e̶r̶ advisor that carried a notorious reputation for struggling to hold simple conversations. Admittedly, I have a slight fondness for seeing you make a post like this. It seems almost like a form of long-awaited catharsis for you. Rather strange how a single post can serve to be your nail in the coffin for whatever degree of respect you had for a whole community, though. Apparently the community is at fault. Outside of gutting the CA team of inactivity (which is already in motion), what alternatives would you propose?
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    Please remember that this is a serious post, and the Gofundme is legit. @Roy does need our help, so please act mature.
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    Hello everybody! Please welcome Garry's Mod's newest Division Leader, @ButterKing5000! @ButterKing5000, @Violator, and @Zebra will be working to get the Garry's Mod division back on its feet. This includes fixing our current servers and expanding into new servers at a steady pace (especially Europe servers). Congratulations @ButterKing5000! Thanks! View full article
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    @Dano @Syrus @PurpleExod @Darkling @TomRiddle @Worgee @Snoopy @korowa (wtf is ur stupid name now xd) (adding @Joshy :P) HERE IS ME! I thought i should finally add to this directory. Pls no hate <3 u all
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    No, you didn't. But That's not important! I'm back everyone, and since I know this place has changed a ton in my absence, allow me to update the youngins in the group. My name's Joshawa, and it's been a while since I've seen GFL, but I've missed it and as such found myself here. Now, for those of you who aren't familiar with me, well nice to meet you! I look forward to meeting you. For those of you who remember me, well you bet that I missed you. I am the former server manager for Prop Hunt, which sadly died (AND THANKFULLY CAME BACK). I also brainstormed Purge and helped guide its creation. And by helped I mean told Roy who's significantly more capable what it needed and watched him do it. Finally I worked long and hard on a Star Wars RP server, however personal circumstances caused me to resign all my roles at GFL, as I would rather leave than watch that which I cared go to crap because of me. "Okay, cool, that'd what you did then. But this is 2017, who tf are you?" Well I go to school dual majoring in Information Security/Systems and I hope that I might be able to "make GFL great again." In all honesty I just missed being a part of my favorite gaming community. PS. Roy said he would like this. I'm watching, Roy.
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    Stop wasting your time on the name. Roy is giving you all a big hint about your chance at Staff roles if you wanted it before, want it now, or may want it in the future: Yesterday was the time to shine, but you can start today.
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    My Official Resignation To Purge.. I've had fun and gotta learn more about addons thanks to Butter, ill miss everyone. Special thanks To The People Below @ButterKing5000 - Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be staff for purge. I really enjoyed it while I was staff. @flyingjoe32 - Thank you for Training me and being there xD. @SkyTailor - Thanks for being with me while I was alone. @Dreamm - Thanks for sponsoring my ass <3 ill miss you @DoctorDJ - Honestly Thanks for giving me the hardest times XD. but we had fun times. @Shuruia - A Very Special Thanks To You My Man! giving me that special +1, sure i barely saw u on purge while i was on but i had fun xD. I'll never forget u sexually assaulted me. @JoelSmith - we had a lot of fun while we were on. we still will just not in the admin area <3. @Bae - we had some fun while u were on :P. @DaPainWayne - enjoyed playing with u my man! hope u become the next server manager @Xy_ - enjoy being Tech Admin, much love m8. @PotatoMum - for being meh mama <3 and for being there <3. @Jat - Dab Legend wanted tagged @Abyss_ - because he wanted to be fucking tagged. tag my ass if i forgot anyone. Goodbye.
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    I can see where you're coming from, but it's an accurate analogy from @Black. No one is going to argue with the notion that the vast majority of time and effort that goes into GFL comes from Roy. GFL is a machine, and the money is used to maintain said machine. Would it not be fair to say that Roy is the most vital component of this machine? There is no need for a moral question to be posed here. Most of the truly well-established members of GFL aren't going to have a problem with Roy using at least a portion of the PayPal funds, which is a completely fair standpoint. Roy is obviously going to have a different perspective on that standpoint since, in his mind, it's going to be a considerable volume of community funds that are going solely to his own benefit. Roy isn't unique in this; people just naturally hate to feel like a burden to others. With this in mind, I still think it's good that there's a separate fund that goes towards Roy's well-being. Besides the implications that the public would infer from Roy taking the community funds for his own benefit, it means that Roy can sleep just a little more soundly at night with the knowledge that he doesn't have to use community funds to keep him healthy. One can hardly judge Roy in either scenario. After all, this isn't just for the betterment of an online community. It's for the betterment of a human being.
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    How much money do you accept
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    Hello fellow GFL member, I thought it's time to formally introduce myself to everyone. For those of yous that don't know/remember me, I joined GFL in late 2012/early 2013 and been here every since (off and on). It all started with CS:S Deathrun as I just got a gift card from my school and bought CS:S and was trying to find a server to play on when I found deathrun. I was on there for awhile when I hopped over to GMOD for awhile and became a DarkRP guy when the GFL server was still up. At this time I had gotten my first admin position in deathrun and eventually got a position in GMOD DarkRP aswell. After the whole SoJa and Echo incident, me and Jake From State Farm became cool and started getting on GMOD Deathrun. I was already friends with @Roy at this point and we convinced him to let us manage the server, although Jake managed deathrun and I managed GMOD Bhop. Sadly, GMOD Bhop didnt really work out for me as it was a mess and it needed a serious coder and I didn't know the first thing about coding, I didn't want to let Roy down so I kept with it and eventually earned a spot at GMOD Jailbreak which was brand new at the time and at this point I was Root/Superadmin on all the servers around. It took a little while to get it going but once it did it was hitting 30+ people all day. I suppose Roy saw this and had faith in me and gave me 3 new CS:GO servers (Surf RPG, Surf RPG EU, and CS:GO Pub dust/office) and from there I was managing away in the late 2014's early 2015's. It was all going good and well for awhile but then my computer blew up (not literally) and didn't get fixed for awhile. At that point all the servers had new managers, which was fine it couldn't just sit there dead. Anyway, when I came back it was a surprise to everyone (just like now lol) and I thought my higher up career was over but I was approached by someone I can't remember who and said would you like to manage CS:S Deathrun (the server I started out on) and of course I said yes and it was all going good considering this was after the whole Shini episode and the server was back to like 10 people and day which was good considering what happened until my computer once again blew up, but this time I should be good to stay, so expect to see more! (I'm sure there's a lot I missed, but oh well lol). Sincerely, Pedro/3hunna
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    I should also add. I still have connections with the higher ups. TBH changing the CA Rank to Council and giving different roles isn't going to solve GFLs Problems. The problem are the CAs. They seem to be lazy in my eyes and focus too much on the easy things like Threads, Events and such. Lots of little effort project that make it seem like the CA team does stuff. Honestly you should not be praising that changes that are going to happen for the CA Team, you should be concerned that the higher ups don't want to admit that CA team has gone down hill a lot since the Revamp in March, or in tldr terms, the CA team is crap right now. Unmotivated as a whole, not individually, lazy and too focused on easy stuff to boost ego in the community. With that said. I can see why a lot of higher ups have been resigning recently, 5-ish since I resigned, and other who are preparing to. Probably not because of what I have said but the direction of GFL and their personal interest. @Eli @Syntax @Runda @TheLastBee @BillyMartin @Kite9867 @Benroy @Gekkota @Xy_ @JoelSmith @King_Wailord @John_Ariana_Man @Joshy @Bae (To all of you who have COMMENTED on this post so far:) ///////////PLEASE READ//////////// I get the your are trying to support every staff post to boost your ego or whatever reason otherwise, but I can't support this when seeing how things have been since I left and my experience as a CA. We have had a lot of good staff leave in the last 2 months (5) and that says something, including myself. ( @denros @Snoopy @HackingPotato @Rcool64 and @CrusTi ) I bet you that none of these retired staff are extremely liked by the majority of the community. I have seen too many people go for favorites on staff rather then work ethic. The former staff listed above had good work ethic and for the most part, went through with promises. And I don't care if I break your safe space bubble but your favorites are not always the best. Some of the best staff GFL has ever had we're people that were not widely know in the community and didn't make lots of threads for likes. Do you know why, well they were the ones going forward with threads and making GFL what is is/was. And the truth is we don't have those kind of people anymore. We are slowing being left with LOTS OF THREADS and PROMISES but NO ACTIONS. Open you eyes people, sad truth is....gfl is dieing and the staff are desperate.
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    Rest in peace... He is my favorite sports player of all time and has made me very happy back in the day. I followed him on Twitter & FaceBook and he was a very great person (great father, etc.). Also saw pictures of his plane (the same plane that he crashed in). For those that do not know, this is the person who I named my online username after (Roy Halladay) back in 2010. He threw a historic perfect game and no hitter while on the Phillies (team I cheer for) back in 2010 (both games I watched). This was back when the Phillies team was great and I watched them every day during the summer. Very sad to see this He was my idol (just the way he played inspired me). Haven't been this sad losing a Philadelphia icon since Harry Kalas died back in 2009. Thanks.
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    Halloween Haunted House Event Details: (Originally suggested by @Ghostly_Gekkota) As the name states, Purge will be having a Haunted House Event. Players will be able to build their own haunted house and compete against others for a prize. The event will last for about a week and a half, till the 30th. The winner will be decided via something like strawpoll with the judges being Purge Staff. (I will also be allowing some former staff members to vote) Requirements: To keep things fair, all builds must be made on our main Purge Server (purge.gflclan.com). Contestants must be a Member or higher. Builds can be submitted via screenshots, video, etc. (I'd prefer if people didn't enter with 10 different screenshots...) Builds must be submitted no later than October 30th. I will also be granting Members and up, access to the Color Tool for the entirety of the event (till Halloween) as I realize it can be quite helpful at times. (Please don't go and try and abuse this for other purposes...) As for the prize, I have a couple options in mind and will be allowing the winner to choose one from a list. Some of my ideas include: A month of VIP (exclusive to Purge only) -I might be willing to go and actually buy a month of Global VIP for the winner. I will decide later. In-Game Money (Probably around 200k, give or take depending on the effort put into the build) A custom hatschat chat color (This is kind of for Supporters and up though, as chat colors are for donor ranks only) Custom hatschat emote (Would need to be appropriate and look decent, picture must be supplied by winner. Same deal with chat colors.) Anyone is free to suggest more prizes before the event ends. Submissions are to be entered on this topic. This topic will be closed on Halloween.
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    Introduction: The CS:S division has been succeeding in player-base with the Surf RPG Deathmatch and Bhop Timer servers. A major thing I want to fix with the CS:S division is transparency. I want to be more open with everything we do in the division and this forum post is a start. There was a recent idea of expansion in the CS:S that was brought up a few months ago as well as earlier this week. We have actually been working on a Surf Timer server for quite a while. This server has been long overdue and I take full responsibility for putting enough time to release it earlier. It is on track to be released sometime next week and I will be continually updating the progress of the server. As for the other major change to the division, the Bhop server will be going through major renovations that I have been hesitant to go through with. Due to an unfixable bug that major plugins to not load, we will have to replace the timer and many things that go along with it. This decision was a little bit hard because of people's varying opinions on the subject. I believe that I resolved most problems and kinks that may make people unhappy, but if you are upset by any decision, please contact either @Reeve or @Thomasdavid097 and tell us what we can do better. New Server Addition: With the success of both the Surf RPG Deathmatch and Bhop servers, we have decided to add another server to the division. We are proud to introduce our newest server addition, Surf Timer! This server has been long overdue, but will be finally released soon. I am currently working on finding a few admins to help me with the initial start of the server and working on minor details for the initial release of the server. If all goes well, we should be able to release the server sometime next week. I will continue to update everyone on the progress and dates for the the Surf Server. If you want to help out with the Surf server or just have questions about it, you can add me on STEAM. Major Changes for Bhop: Bhop has been experiencing some major problems for a few months now and it is only getting worse. There is a disgusting bug where on certain maps, plugins will not load. This caused the server to break, leaving the server completely unplayable until an admin was able to come on and change the map. Late at night and midday, when admins may not be available, this would cause the server to be dead for long periods of time. This bug is caused by a memory leak in the plugin that cannot be fixed. I have worked with the GFL developers to try to get this fixed, but the best option would be to just find a new timer plugin. This is pretty devastating for this server because of how old it is. CS:S Bhop is one of the oldest servers in GFL and has data from more than 5 years ago. It is sad, but with the new timer, I will be wiping the data of all past records. I know that many people will be a little disappointed with this decision, but I believe that it is for the better. I am truly sorry for all lost records and times from the old timer. Replacing the timer was the only way to fix the bug... I am very sorry. I am working to make the transition from the old timer to the new as smooth as possible. I want the server to transition overnight with no problems so I am being very careful with every decision i make. I am carefully planning the internal details such as ranks and styles for the timer as well as the actions we need to take after releasing the timer with my admins. I am trying to be as open as I can with any change I make and I am asking for any input that you may have. This server is for the people and I want everyone to be equally treated and have a say on everything. The plan is to finish up all of the details by next Friday, November, 24 and release the server overnight and have the server up and running on Saturday, November, 25. Because of the new timer, all of the maps will be unzoned. By the release, I will try to get at least 100 maps zoned for people and keep all of the unzoned maps off of the map cycle. After release, I will spend the next 9 days zoning all 1001 maps. Each day, I will lock the server at exactly 12:00 a.m. EST to zone maps. I will zone 100 maps a day and add them back to the map cycle until there are no more maps to zone. In less than 2 weeks, all maps should be zoned and playable. As for bonuses, I will leave that to the admins and other people with zones to do over time. Other than that, I believe this is this the best strategy for a clean transition of timers. If you have any comments or suggestions, please comment on on this thread.
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    Ok, so here's a little advice to some people in this thread who may or may not be heavily involved in the contests. First off, let me introduce myself, my name is Gabriel, I am a PROFESSIONAL artist. I make things out of steel and fine metals to sell to people either by custom order, or by auction. I know a bit about the art world, my college education, and my adult life has been consumed by it to the point that my soul cries when I realize I will never go back to being a normal human. If anyone actually doubts me on this, contact me and I can send you examples of my work, or direct you to a thread that includes some of my work. With that said, I have the ability to view comments that are hidden. I see every post in here and I am honestly disappointed in some of you. Have you ever been to an art exhibition? Have you ever been to an actual critique in which artists come together and criticize each others work? For example, one of the posts; "has to be @transperoman. The deer invokes a feeling of fear and suprise moving me emotionally. 10/10" Hidden because "does not include constructive criticism" The fact that this post was hidden is laughable. Does it break down the photography and provide pros and cons? no. However, the poster is clearly providing his own viewpoint on the photo, and emotion within. When you go to an art exhibition in which an artist puts his work out for the rest of the community to view/experience there is commonly a stand with a notebook and pen for the participants to write down their thoughts/suggestions/criticisms etc. Never once have I ever seen someone standing over the book with an eraser or whiteout to edit out anything that does not suit the people overseeing the project. And as far as bringing people in to vote and advertising the contest goes, that is clearly not against the rules. Also a bit of advice when it comes to being an artist in the real world, that is a skill you will need. When you start out, no one knows you, no one cares who you are. I have bid on my own items at auctions before to make sure the price went up to a price that is deserving of the amount of materials and work I put into it. I have had friends that I have recruited myself put out recommendations that have gotten me into galleries and auctions I would have otherwise not have been involved in. Just think about some of that and reflect. I am not going to respond to anyone who objects my opinions, they're just that; my opinion. I won't get involved in petty forum drama. Just wanted to put my voice out there. Now, here is some constructive criticism so this post will not be hidden. criticism isn't about winning, it's about growing. #1. The composition is interesting. I like the surprised look of the younger deer as it looks towards the viewer. I would have liked to see a sharper image, perhaps with more of the scenery involved. #2. This picture is calming, and reminds me of my own area. The streak of red leaves on the right side catches the eye, and the person in the picture implicates thought and reflection. More leaves like the streak in the top right corner would have made more of an impact in my opinion. #3. The shadows, low light and dead vegetation is very "fall-like". Like #1 I would have liked to have seen a sharper image with less blur, or perhaps a focal point that comes into contrast, like the second gutter #4. I really like this picture. The winding road (or perhaps driveway) makes you wonder where this leads to, Lots of fall colors. The white house on the right side seems to draw the eye to it though, and takes away the impact of the vegetation and road. #5. I really like the focal point/blur of the closest leaves and the background. The colors really pop out, and the rest of the picture lacking the red/yellows. I really find it hard to find anything negative to say about this picture, only that the blur may be a bit too strong. This will receive my vote.
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    What do you mean by hire? Admins are volunteers, and we have very rigorous requirements to make sure each candidate is a good admin. We do our best to make sure the players can enjoy a fun and safe experience, but sometimes we lack the manpower to keep up with the server 24/7.
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    Making the votes private is not important to me. Let people know who supports this community & the people who keep it going/advancing. I WANT people to see who votes for what, and if the higher- ups can see it anyway, what does it matter? Let the membership see as well. Why must you poo-poo everything, or is it just because I suggested it? As for this comment - " But what to expect from someone that doesn't work " - I work, Son. I bust my ass to do what I do every day, and answer to nobody. Pretty good gig, so FU.
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    Removed: Raiding the PD is allowed, but you must take the Mayor as a hostage and demand money for his release. You cannot kill him unless he shoots you first. This means that you are now permitted to kill the Mayor without needed for him to shoot back if you happen to raid the PD.
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    Took this on Halloween: Thanks!
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    ifound some poss mde by @Roy tht confirmz that he iz a certtified pleb https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=106488 https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=109256 https://forums.alliedmods.net/showthread.php?t=110602 git exposedd nerd (I had permission from roy to make this) (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joke)
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    I was thinking the other day, and I noticed that we seemed to be getting quite a few calladmin requests. So, I thought that there should be a way for us admins + to let the players know that the admin request has been recieved, and an admin is coming online. Therefore, I belive that we should implement a !Respond command into the shoutbox. The bot would take the steamid of the staff member and in the server it would display, for example (maybe in yellow? We could use the forum tag colours for name and staff type?): Admin Moose has responded to your calladmin request. Please wait. <Role> <Staff Name> has responded to your calladmin request. Please wait. Then, a PM from the Bot would be sent to the staff member saying that the response was sent. Also included in the PM, an invite link to the server (like the gametracker tags in the division list). In order to make sure the staff member is genuinely an admin for the server, it could check against the admin.ini file for the server and if matched, everything above takes place. If not, then the response is denied, and a pm is sent to the staff saying they are uneledgeable to respond to the call. We could add this to the point system that has been continuously discussed. I think that it could work and I understand it will be awkward to get it to work, but once in practice, it would be beneficial to those on the server as they know their report has been seen. Obviously there will be tweaks and such, I just wanted to throw out the idea and see what can become of it. Overall, we should let the players know that we are on the way. The players on the server can still record rule breakers whilst in wait, and deliver the evidence to the admin so they can sort the issue. Otherwise, they won’t know whether we’re actually reading the calladmin requests and on our way over. Thanks, Moose.
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    New Map event featuring Temple related maps. There are currently 6 maps that will be split off into a two-part event. The second part of the Temple raid will be held during the Late-night/morning event(More details will be posted as soon as we finish part 1). MAPS *to be played in order* ze_hidden_temple_v2_5 - Download ze_sunkentemple_v3_1 - Download ze_tloz_stone_tower_temple_v1_4 - Download TIME/DATE Saturday, NOVEMBER 25th Time: *POLL* Duration 2-3 hours (unless we beat it before the time stated) 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 leaders 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. External Links GFL ZE Discord: https://discord.gg/Bkfwg4q GFL ZE Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/GFLCSGOZE To convert your timezone easily, you can use this website to help you: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN
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    To shed some light on the situation: Spacecow was tier 2. He was demoted to Tier 1 because he did indeed abuse his powers, there are logs of evidence. We do not consider the "battle royales" to be abuse, because while it is odd from the intent of the server, he did initiate votes and got the approval of the players. However, the abuse he did commit was slapping himself forward to grab items quicker than other players, muting and gagging without a good reason, etc. You cannot justify that. It was Space's decision to step down from being admin. He was not forced, in fact we were rather surprised it happened. His reasons are his own and we will leave it at that. As far as inactivity goes, I understand that some admins are not on as often or as frequent. However, I believe that is because of your time zone and when you play. We all have our own lives that come first before the server, whether you like that fact or not. But just being on this past week, I saw all the admins on at multiple points and different times. Length may vary each day, but we are active. Plus, we are always a ping away on discord if you actually do need us. I've yet to see a report or a ping be left untouched for more than 5-10 mins. And as far as community decision making and influence, this is exactly what should be happening. Why do we even have a forum if nobody wishes to make their complaints known? This isn't just for posting your Aesthetic or Diddle wins (Or your spicy memes ). Thank you for your contribution Fetty.
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    When i joined the GFL server for the first time, there was adult or "mature" players on with a few squeakers, it was a little weird and funny to see everyone have trouble while the pros do their own thing, I met some original players like BigB, WoW, Z1galord and chicken chaser to name a few. Normally i would just join a different server after the experience. But i didn't and infact i kept rejoining because i had more fun than usual on this server than others and then i join the clan. Ever since then i just kept joining daily. And well... I love it, i dont really care that people say its dead or what ever because This server was where i got my start. And so to my GFL ZS family i present this drawing for ya. HAPPY HALLOWEEN GFL P.s If you want try to guess the characters, they are based off the GFL ZS Zombie Slayers
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    Hello, I have started this google docs page with some ideas that I have brainstormed at work yesterday, and I encourage you all to think of as many ideas as you can for the forums. NO idea is stupid in anyway, any suggestion you come up with put it up here, for all you know it could be the next big thing implemented. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D2dQ44sk-jtAXzE5DwPMP_znjzyttOkIuyHSCDBJD-c/edit?usp=sharing If you take a look you will see 9 ideas, they are not the best ideas but they are a start. I will continue to post ideas here as I come up with them, I suggest all of yous do the same. Thanks, Pedro.
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    Is @Bae Blind or something Because 37 is greater then 23 I don't know if she should be in charge of a art competition with that issue Shouts out ben I think this a pay to admin community showing how she has donated 100 dollars and is in charge all I'm sayin Shouts out squad @transperoman @ZACKITO #ganggang #yes #rekt #hashtag #danforfounder # Kennyforco
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    Hello, I have created a topic in reddit in the hopes of getting more people to join the community. Back in the day we would rack in 10-15 member apps a day, we would literally have contests to see who can get more people to join up. Anyway, check it out at (https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/7dj75p/gaming_community_gfl/) and I hope that you see this and take it upon yourself to advertise the hell out of GFL, you don't have to be a annoying prick about it because it will send people away, but if you are formal and nice you have a good chance of recruiting people! *Edit, they removed it, but you get the point advertising is key! Thanks, Pedro.
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    I tried finding the picture I look the happiest in: @Kim feel free to use this image in your videos lmao Thanks!
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    Due to an unfortunate server crash that caused the map data to not save and wiping it we're forced to wipe everything else along with it. Apologies for the error but take this as a fresh start and start gathering loot! The server now has a new map so what are you waiting for come try it out!