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  1. (This only applies to a handful of our TS3 users, so feel free to ignore this post if you don't use TS3.) A couple of TS3 users by the names of Salad and OGMartin were found to have embedded IP trackers into their TS3 channel descriptions. How this works is that certain obscure websites can act as image hosts for the ostensible purpose of embedding images through markup languages. The difference between these and more reputable sites such as Gyazo and Imgur is that the latter are bound by their privacy policies to withhold the IP addresses of anyone that accesses a hosted image; the former do not operate in this fashion and are rather known almost exclusively by offering the ability to discover the IP addresses of others. IP trackers aren't necessarily bad on their own (a lot of Tumblr pages use them), although the actions that one may opt to take with the garnered addresses would speak volumes of their character. The aforementioned users have been permanently banned and their channels have been deleted due to DoS attacks they have conducted against certain members of our community. If you have recently been experiencing slow Internet speeds, you may be a potential victim of this. The DoS attacks seem to be limited to a pool of under ten people, although we know for certain that they logged a sizeable amount of IP addresses. If you think you have been affected, it would be prudent of you to change your IP address. This is a very simple process for most people, and there are various articles on the Internet that explain how you can go about doing this. I will be privately contacting those that we know for sure were affected. We have also presently removed channel description editing from channel admins, but you can rest assured that this will be reversed in the near future.
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  2. Hey guys. It's time for me to move on, I don't enjoy playing computer as much anymore and need to try live my life differently. I will still be on steam now and then, but cut GFL entirely off my day. This is due to personal focus and treatment. It's important to me, to tell that I loved every member, even the ones that were difficult to love. I would like to thank everyone who supported me in GFL and the ones I co operated with. Zombie-Escape This one is hard to leave, as it was with me since it were nothing but an empty server. For almost 1½ year has the server been number 1 on gametracker CS:GO, so I felt very successful with it. I am more than happy to say that I believe Deltacommander will do will continue running it. I would like to thank the past admins and the new admins who rarely got to see me that you guys have made the server a great experience to run for me. JailBreak This was short but still a great experience, I got to know new heads. I co operated with HackingPotato and Denros, those were amazing people. Thank you everyone, this has been a great experience to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrLk4F8OdPg
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  3. So I have been in college for a bit and I am up late doing my paper... figured I finally have time to do this. SHOCKER I stepped down. I told everyone before hand and I love all of you. Not leaving for sure I certainly do not have time for anything else than college, forensics team, and being president for my hall... If you need anything the easiest way to reach me is my social media. @kyle049 - Snapchat @kylarchandler - Instagram I still have a bunch of contacts, I still know a lot, I have literally been through anything that can happen within GFL. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ I am most proud of the people I have recognized to be put up. I am in no way responsible for their success; however I feel I had a hand in that success by recognizing them maybe earlier than they might have been So this is my list of Hall of famers that I have had the privilege to affect their careers here. I am so proud of you, and I hope the biggest things for you all. @Cypher - Constantly sticking my neck out for your dumb ass. However it's not because we are buds it is because I know you're great at what you do keep at it bud @Dano - My son, Made him admin, made him manager, made him Server Manager... could not be more proud of this man.. Keep it up Dano @Thomasdavid097 - Fun fact I trained you in CS:GO I gave you your first admin and Manager outside of GMOD.. Led to great things very proud of you Thomas. One note do not let things get to you my man. @Violator - You speak for yourself all I did was give you Division Leader that was one that was going to happen really not my decision at the time it was a given. @Ariistuujj - Again not a choice on my part, it was always your choice to be how active you want because of how skilled you are and how much you actually care. I just discovered you :3 @Sleazoid @Benroyjam - You guys really built your own way I was just glad to be the ones to give you admin in CS:GO.. @SwegBuster - I personally think you were behind someone else for too long. You are going to do great things Sweg just keep up that enthusiasm with whatever you do. @BulldoG - If Dano is son, you are grandson.. You took over DR after Dano... way to long after but I see the way you try. It would take to much from your personality to give up and that is shown. @Syrus - If he wants to.. the next biggest man in GFL. This kid wants to learn.. he has time.. and he has ambition.. reminds me of me so long ago... You are the man Syrus do not change for anyone besides yourself and keep bettering yourself. To everyone else who left, who is still here, who I did not have time. I encourage you to DM me I would love to have conversations with you guys. There was so many I do not have time to type out and message like @floopyhiggle and @Kim (Love you uglies) _________________________________________________________________________________________________ To the newbies.. Hi I am Kylar, I was a Big part of GFL for way to long and you just missed me.. sucks to suck. If you're interested in learning more about this and want to get started in this amazing legacy I highly encourage it just talk to them they really need people who want to learn and are excited to get involved. P.S. Do not let this be your life like I did.. I grew up in a place where I was surrounded by trees. Get involved in your community, meet some girls, get drunk a few times. Just do not let this be your only source of community. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Finally, to Roy. @Roy Hey little brother, I appreciate you taking a chance on me so long ago. I realize you do not socialize very often with the members, but I am glad to call you a friend towards the end. Who ever gave me this VIP is a sweetheart by the way .... appreciate it. I still hold my side of the bargain that whatever you need me to do I still got you guys. It is unfortunate I had to put my professional community persona to a hold. I am glad that after all this time it is going on hold here. The community you have here is something special. I just have to start my life.. I know you're feeling that creep on to. I hope you are stronger than me and are able to find the balance. Weather you realize it or not you were a godly figure to the community for so long and it was an honor. I appreciate you not making me administrator after the dismemberment of council the first time. I might still be here and I do not think I can split the difference between this and college. I digress... Thanks for everything you have done.. like giving me a chance after just three weeks...etc. Sincerely, ~Kylar Chandler
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  4. Well, seeing as I was demoted, I most likely will not be on that frequently anymore. I’ll still most likely hop in TeamSpeak from time to time and maybe even get on some servers occasionally. Now for my farewells (even though i’ll still talk to some of you bitches) @Addy - Thanks for getting me into Purge in the first place when you were still an admin, you’re probably the reason I wanted to be an admin so bad. @Zebra - Thank you for giving me a chance at being admin, admin+, and almost head admin @Stud - You were fun to play GTA with, and I wish you had your own PC so you could get on more. @OGMartin - Thanks for being one of the most fun to be around people in GFL. You better not lose our streak. @JoelSmith - We had some great times on Purge, and I hope you one day get the opportunity and the recognition that you deserve. @ButterKing5000 - You were the best head-admin I ever got the chance to be under. Good luck with Deathrun, Purge, and anything else you may decide to do. @GLiTCh - You were a good admin+, a good head-admin (for like a week), a good manager, and most of all, a sellout @Dano - I had fun being carried by you in Dead by Daylight. Thanks for all of your overall help. @Shuruia - Thanks for being very proper, and for all of your general help. @Syrus - You were 2good4me on Dead by Daylight. @John_Santa_Man - We had our ups and downs, but I’m glad we stopped hating each-other and became friends. Good luck on Purge and HnS. @Twig - We also had our ups and downs, but I’m glad we stopped being aids towards each other. Have fun with HnS my boi. You unhealthy cunt. @Maskiee - I love you. @TimmyWu - I’m glad I got to see you get unbanned, Maybe we can play Payday 2 again someday. @rapperdan - Thanks for being the biggest meme in GFL, no matter how many times I called you cancer. @Ariistuujj - Thank you for all of your help with creating models and converting them in to files that would work with Gmod. @Nap14hockey - You’re a great admin and I can see you doing a lot in GFL if you put your mind to it. Best regards @RickGrimesTM - We may have argued about Purge’s MOTD a few times, but I’m glad you're one of the few that I can tell actually care about purge. @Mary - Look at it this way, we have more time to write essays, drink tea, and practice our grammar. @Rcool64 - Thanks for training me on CW:RP, that training may one day save my life , and thank you for giving me points for naming all of the Beatles on Deathrun @Bigtime388 - I had a lot of fun playing GTA with you, and we had some fun times on purge too. @PaperMoney - I’m glad you got admin back after your demotion. We gotta play some zombies sometime, well that is if the BLOOD doesn't bother you @Auggie- We should play the forest some time. @Bae - Thanks for sexually assaulting me on purge, I enjoyed every second of it. @Frosty.Finnick - Draw me a fucking salad or I riot. @SwegBuster - We had some fun in GTA and even on Purge a few times, and I’m glad I got to know you man. @Unknown - Good luck with being head admin. @Bomber314 - You show a lot of potential for purge, and I’m glad that the future is looking up for the server. @flyingjoe32 - We didn't talk all that much, but I really enjoyed being on an admin team with you. @Violator - Spare some ranks? @Jermsquad - #IDidItForPapa @SkittlezExZ - You are a cool guy. @IchTuDirWeh - I'll never forget the time we turned the admin area into space, good fucking times. @stevepwnsyou9 - I’m glad you got admin back again, try not to get caught hacking again @Carrick - I’ll miss the glorious sound of your keyboard clacks, and your typing skill even when playing a game. @Blah - Glad you got admin my dude, good luck. @Olli - Congrats on getting admin! I know you worked really hard for it. At least they had a good admin lined up to replace me @Kazllab - I hope you’ll still let me buy from you in purge, but i know that if i don’t you’ll get me your special express ticket to spawn. @MikePence I hope you keep streaming because I actually enjoy watching you on twitch. @Santahiggle - Thanks for reminding me that I pee sitting down. I also want say thank you to all of the fallen purge admins such as @DeathTheKid, @SpookyBoxBattleMe, @Ezecute, @Universe34, @Deya, @GLOdysseus, @CLITPUNCHER, etc. Everyone on the list above made my time being an admin for GFL a great time, and I'm forever grateful. and finally... @Otter -
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  5. Those within GFL's higher circles have been discussing certain individuals to be considered in a series of various promotions. These promotions will span our TF2, CS:GO, GMod and media divisions. Given that the discussions for such matters are still ongoing, the final decisions for all of the divisions have yet to be disclosed. Even so, the final decisions on the TF2 and media divisions have already been made and are thus ready to be publicly acknowledged. With a voice of silk and a creative streak to boot, @Amelie has been chosen to be our new media leader. She has been with us since 2012 and will finally get her chance at a position that suits her. The Board of Directors will be monitoring her progress throughout her tenure. With @Snoopy's limited time in GFL comes a need to fill the shoes of the progenitors. @Mercer has been chosen for the role of TF2 division leader due to the time and effort he has poured into our TF2 division. He shall hold this position alongside @Snoopy whilst making himself apparent on the forums. To be chosen for the position now means that he can ease himself into the position without requiring @Snoopy's departure first. The end result is a smoother transition. Again, please be aware that these are only two of the promotions that were being discussed. Remember to look for similar announcements in the near future when we have determined our final decisions for the other divisions.
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  6. We would firstly like to talk about the recent events that has affected the community as a whole. On May 20th, we received an email with ransom demands. We weren’t sure whether this was a bluff or real threat, but in the case it wasn’t bluff, we made an announcement warning all of our users we were at risk of a major security breach in our network. After giving this warning, we took steps we deemed necessary to secure our network. On May 21st, it was proven this wasn’t a bluff and the steps taken in security was not enough to stop these hackers. To sum up, a dump of our database was made public which included a table of our users on the forums. Emails and passwords (hashed) were also included in this MySQL dump. Obviously, this breach has hurt GFL in many ways (mostly trust that users had in us). We do apologize for letting it happen and we will do the best we can to ensure it never happens again. Security After the major security breach and the database information leaked, we removed access to the web server to have an internal investigation. We have a few theories about how it all happened and we’ve taken steps to mitigate it as best as we could. Since then, we have rebuilt the web server from scratch and started deploying the new version of IPS (version 4) in order to ensure that there were no back doors or other threats still remaining on the system which is why the website and forums have been offline since the event. We have not copied any data from the previous web server, although we still have in possession a copy of the database and website files. We strongly recommend to never use the same password for multiple websites. Using programs such as KeePass and LastPass will help secure yourself in general. We also recommend storing generated passwords in these specific programs, etc. In wake of recent events with even Teamviewer (Link) and past events with other websites and companies, added layers of security will only make it harder for a malicious user. New Forum/Website Before the breach, we used IPB 3.4.9 for our forum software. Since we were already planning on moving to IPS 4, we decided this would be the perfect time to execute the plan. We are now running on IPS 4. However, there are obviously some deviations from the plan. Although we had recent backups of our IPB 3.4.9 database, we still thought it would be best to do a fresh installation of IPS 4. Why? We thought it would keep us more secure and generally make moving to IPS 4 easier. In the end, we consider this a new start for GFL and having a fresh installation would be the best option. Like we said, we have a backup of the old database, if you had any important threads/posts on the old forum and want them back, this is possible. Please message @Roy. Once we finish the new back-end with Members, Supporters, and VIPs, you will need to reapply for Member. Please thank @denros for dedicating a lot of his time into making the new IPS 4 theme for GFL along with rebuilding our donation system. Also thank @Snoopy and @Shuruia (along with a few others) for helping set up the forums. SourceBans + Other Game Server Backends Firstly, we will be changing what we use SourceBans for. In the past, we have used SourceBans to handle Admins+, VIPs, Supporters, and Members. In the future, we will be using SourceBans only for Admins+ access and bans (as it should be). We will be developing our own plugin to manage our Members, Supporters, and VIPs. We also plan on merging both SourceBans (normal SourceBans and Garry’s Mod SourceBans) together again. This will generally make things easier to manage. Currently, our game servers are using the old SourceBans database (on the old SQL VPS). There is no web-interface for any of the old databases; there is therefore currently no way to see if you have been banned (or the reason you’ve been banned). However, @Roy can check through the database itself. Other databases that haven’t been moved over include HLStatsX, SourceBans, and Server List (used for Server Hop, Server Ads, etc). We have no ETA on when everything will be moved over to our new database server although it should not be too much longer. The good news is the databases at this time are still running and collecting stats, running bands, and so forth. Supporters/VIPs System Change The next thing to talk about is the Supporters/VIPs system change. As mentioned on the old forums, we were completely rebuilding our donation system. Despite it currently being unfinished, a basic version will be coming out soon. For pricing, the supporter package will be $4.99 a month and the VIP package will be $7.99 a month (there will be discounts, etc when donating a high amount of money at one time). Users will have to manually input how much they want to donate and it will be multiplied by a factor to receive the amount of days they get Supporter/VIP for. Auto-renewing will not be available (for now, at least). As an added note, users who had an active Supporter/VIP package after May 20th, 2016 (this includes permanent VIPs) will be given back their time. More information will be available when we release the rebuilt donation system. Our Current Financial State Currently, we are not doing well financially. We only have ~$350.00 in our PayPal account. Although we have cut down on expenses (we currently spend ~$851.91/m for our services), we feel we still are in a bad financial state. Especially after the recent events. Server Managers+ will be going over their server(s) and look for new perks for Supporter/VIP to add. This should overall make our current and future Supporters/VIPs more happier. Cutting Down On Servers With GFL being rebuilt, we thought it would be best to cut down on game servers that: Don’t generate much traffic. Don’t generate any donations. Cutting down on servers will allow our administration to give more attention to those that are vastly popular, consolidate hardware, and reduce expenses. We currently do not have a list of servers we will be cutting down on. However, we will release it in the near future. Overall There are many changes being made to GFL. We are doing our best to make GFL a better place and the steps we are taking should definitely make us stronger. With this in mind, one should still consider that GFL’s new setup is in beta. Therefore, Supporters and VIPs will not be given their groups on the forums until the donation system is done (should be soon). Like we said in the past, users will need to reapply for Member once the system is built. We thank all of you for bearing with us through this difficult time. We will continue to make GFL stronger in the future. Thank you, - GFL’s Staff
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  7. GFL DEMOGRAPHIC 2016 Participates: 109 #Dan4MemeRank? Thank you to all that participated. I was happy to see we got more people this year. If you would like to compare these to last years statistics, click here. Let us hope for another fun year of GFL.
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  8. Welp bois, it's my time. I've enjoyed all the time here since 2014. Was never in the community much till late 2015 but since then I've made friends I would have never have met in 1000 years and memories with a LOT of people in GFL, some of left and some are still here to this day! I began on purge as just a normal player, joking around trolling and having and fun times with my friends. One day I applied for admin not thinking much of it and was accepted 9 days later. With me being accepted I decided to join other GFL servers and get to know more of the community. I've met a LOT of people in GFL and I'd say I'm pretty neutral to everyone in GFL so let's start the list! @Mistletoe You the one who got me into this place I call home, I appreciate that a lot! We've had differences but you still the homie! @Shiny Thanks for the chance of being admin! I hope you doing well man! @Zebra My partner in crime! Definitely my best friend in GFL. We've had good memories and hope to still be friends throughout the years! #nohomo @Dano I love you german boy all tho you hate my grammar mistakes i appreciate you for making me not look dumb @SantasElfAuggie Also one of the first few people I've met in GFL and still talk to today, we've also had some bad times but we've overcome them like big boys and girls! @SaladFlake Like I said on your post I hate how it all went down but glad you're mature enough and we're still friends. You one of the best people I know in GFL as well! I was also never a sellout @Unknown Some people say you don't deserve Head admin but I believe in you, man! You've been a good friend to me throughout my time here and it was awesome knowing you! @Nap14hockey YES! YOU DO DESERVE ADMIN+! No matter how much you say no you're definitely a good admin+ @Syrus As salty as you may get you're an awesome dude! We've sung Gary come home and our amazing pizza sauce! @ButterKing5000 and @stevepwnsyou9 Every time I hear your voice it makes me a bit hard tbh, deep voices of GFL no doubt! @Shuruia Everytime you speak it's so intelligent and I find it so amusing, you can literally talk about garbage collecting and make it SO interesting. @rapperdan You're an interesting man for sure, but you chill. @Mary I feel like you always low-key hate me but you still chill as hell @Frosty.Finnick You we're a good admin on purge and an AMAZING artist, I've even used some of your drawings as my profile pic, keep it up. @Addy Honestly can't see Left shark without thinking of you, is that weird? I don't know but you an awesome dude! @SkittlezExZ You chill mane! I can you see you going far in computer stuffs @Benroyjam Never got to know you but you always seem like a chill dude to chill with. @JoelSmith You silly British boy, you good man keep it up! I can see the admin+ in your future @Rcool64 Thanks for accepting my member app all the way back in 2014 #WeGoWayBack @Stud ILY TOO MANE!!!! You a dude with some big muscle and could fuck anyone up! @Bigtime388 Ayy you chill man, I appreciate the hacks on GTA I mean wut? @Kazllab Just realized what your name is backwards @MikePence I love your streams, like fr they are actually interesting, keep it up, man! @Violator Yes @TimmyWu #ProRaiderTimmy #Still#1OnPurge Another dude I met way back and taught me the ways of raiding!! Also they we're air jordans!! @OGMartin Love you, dad, <3 @MaskieeTheSnowman Another man with a deep voice!! Keep it rockin man! @Bae Thanks for all the panda porn, still scared @Ariistuujj Never heard you talk but you know a LOT, my dude. Keep it up! @Carrick I heard you say hi once, my life is complete @Roy Thanks for making this home! I've met so many great people and you're to think. You've created something amazing, sometimes cancer but overall great @Joshy You took a pic with HoodieAllen #Forever jealous! @John_Santa_Man Deez nutz annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd last but not least @zoroark Love you best friend If I missed anyone I apologize for most of the people I missed I just can't think of or never met, but there's one I didn't add and that's because I really hate you . I will contuine to stay here and hope to still meet new people! Maybe I'll come back, maybe who knows time will tell. Anyways seeya guys lata and I love all the memorises I've met here!
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  9. I feel some of you may or may not have took me seriously when I said I resigned from both CS:GO Zombie Mods. Well, now I am resigning from everything I am currently managing. I just don't have time for it right now, but I would like to thank you guys for the opportunity for managing at least 3 of the servers. My many personal thanks goes to: @Roy: Thank you for all the guidance you have given me when you did replied ;). @Dano: Thank you for believing in me, and letting me manage for so long. @Infantry: I couldn't have gotten anywhere with out this man right here. Thanks for all your help infantry. @Thomasdavid097: Thanks for allowing me to try something new but didn't really change much for me :P. But thanks for all the guidance you have given me even if I didn't agree with some of it . If this was a goodbye to the community I would have a waaaaaaay longer list.
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  10. Well, @MaskieeTheSnowman, @Mary, and I (with a little help from @Bigtime388) created this wonderful info-graphic. This info-graphic puts many of the wonderful GFL members and staff alongside their SpongeBob counterparts. We hope you enjoy this semi-shitpost. we love you all pls don't get triggered Those included in this image have been tagged below: @Addy @Bae @Nap14hockey @OGMartin @SkittlezExZ @ButterKing5000 @rapperdan @Shuruia @Dano @Zebra @Stud @Roy @denros @Violator @MaskieeTheSnowman @Bigtime388 @Mary @SaladFlake @Unknown @GLiTCh @Cypher @stevepwnsyou9 @Syrus @JoelSmith @Rcool64 @Mistletoe @Ariistuujj @John_Santa_Man @SoJa @Nomelie @qReindeer @Floopyhiggle @SwegBuster @Frosty.Finnick @Kim @HackingPotato @Blah @Joshy @FxIsMyUsername @SantasElfAuggie @Nubz @RickGrimesTM @Alejandro @Benroyjam
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  11. Hello, everyone. I’m happy to announce two new Division Leaders for the CS:GO division, @Deltacommander and @HackingPotato. First off, many of you may have noticed that I am not as interested in our CS:GO division as I was before; I’m willing to help out with it, but I’d like for someone else to be the main DL. That is why we were searching for a replacement for quite a while now. Adding these two new DLs for CS:GO will mean a good amount of changes coming soon and more people to go to if issues arise. They’ll obviously have to get used to everything first, so it may take a few days. Regardless, these are very promising additions. They have already presented us some plans for the future that we’ll start working on shortly and most of the higher-ups are looking forward to what they can bring to the table. To assure that both of them have a strong technical side to their already great leadership skills, Ariistuujj, denros, Roy and I are going to train and observe them. These additions will not only help the CS:GO side of GFL, but they will also provide us with a new view on lots of things regarding the whole community. Deltacommander will still be able to actively manage and watch over our Zombie Escape server since he isn’t the only one in charge of CS:GO, so there’s no need to worry about that. Overall, we believe that the addition of these two will freshen up the CS:GO division and help it become what it used to be. (Little side note: The fact that we were likely going to get one or two new DLs held me back on some promotions, as I wanted to discuss the candidates with the new DL(s) first and to give them an opportunity to train them, as well. These other promotions will be discussed and done soon.) View full article
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  12. Division Leaders: @Violator Steam @Zebra Steam Server Manager: @ButterKing5000 Steam Head-Admin: @Unknown Steam Admin+: @nap14hockey Steam @SkittlezExZ Steam Admins: @IchTuDirWeh Steam @JoelSmith Steam @flyingjoe32 Steam @RickGrimesTM Steam @Olli Steam @DaLaw Steam @Kazllab Steam @Gimpslap Steam @JAWS Steam
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  13. I'll try and make this simple, but with enough detail to fully explain myself. I've left numerous times before, but this time it is for a very serious reason. I just want to give a thanks to these people for changing my GFL experience. (these are in no particular order) Dano Shuruia Addy Nick027nd Roy HackingPotato Hatty Jermsquad Amelie Glitch Bigtime Zebra Cypher Snoopy Violator Rcool Syrus Nubz Domps qDogg Johaw Paula Deen Toe Knee Mystic RickGrimes SFB Rapperdan Benroyjam tsiwmike Major_Push Infantry +more Why am I leaving: For the past 8 months I have had a sleep anxiety/paranoia that has caused me not to be able to sleep at all, very little, or 1/9 days a full nights rest. It fell very bad in the past 2 months. It was pretty good for the summer because I could do so much, but I would constantly be tired. I've kept this mostly a secret, but I've mentioned things overtime. Also, I have fell into a "depression". I'm not diagnosed or anything, but from what I had in 4th grade, it's back. I don't want to do anything, I want to stay home, I don't want to do anything "fun". I've had to force myself to put on a smile at school for the past 2 months. I don't want this to get any worse than it already is. Honestly, I was going to save this for January/February(depending on if I got better or not), but I can't hide it anymore. Nothing is working for me. I don't think I should be a manager if I feel like killing myself. Emotions are high. I will still be on Teamspeak and what not, but I don't want to be in a position. I just want to let @Roy, @Shuruia, @Cypher, and @Dano know that I am very appreciative of what they gave me, but I must resign. Farewell friends, Otter also im tired of being cyberbullied by Amelie
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  14. Hello, So some of you may know I am the new Server Manager for the Purge! I am tasked with bringing purge back to what it once was and hopefully bring in new players and even bring in the old players. If you have any question please be sure to ask!!
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  15. Just going to keep this short n sweet. I have been going through the process of joining the Air Force for awhile now. Finally the time has come for me to ship out to basic training/tech school. I leave next Monday and will be gone 4-6 months most likely. That is if I return, not sure what will be held in store for me once I get out of basic and get stationed somewhere. Want to thank @Kim, @Deltacommander, @Ross, @FrenZy, @Kalz, and @Deltaz for giving me the opportunity to admin their servers. There is WAY to many people for me to thank, you should know who you all are. I will still be around for a week so feel free to ask questions etc.
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  16. 3 years of admining and here I stand (or sit, rather) saying goodbye to you all, i’ve met so many cool people here but some of you may not know me, so allow me to introduce myself. I am Mike, an admin of (around) 3 years, I began on the TTT #1 server, me and another admin, gaz (He ended up leaving the community shortly after) got our admin at the same time and it was given to us by an individual called scout. Scout ended up having his manager position stripped from him due to unsolicited promotion of the now defunct EG (or something like that) community, in which he was the owned of. The other admins at the time were Eclipse (Fairly abusive, but still a cool dude) and Oxygen (overall chill guy, you may see him sometimes on jailbreak). There may of been more but those are the only ones I remember. Once I got my admin I was extremely hyped and every waking moment I would be admining, and helping people. It got to the point where I would intentionally wake up early in the morning so I could get more time to admin. So some time passes and some new admins are being added and Edge assumed manager position and a newer admin, wildstark ended up being promoted to a higher rank (I believe it was either super or assistant manager I can not remember the specifics). But this basically broke my heart. I had put in so much time, so much effort, so much work and I got nothing in return. This would go onto become a reoccurring theme in GFL for me. Eventually other servers started opening up such as darkrp (now purge). Me and Justin (Not sure if he still hops into GFL) would dick around on there and get a max of around 5 people on the server at any given time, it only ended up taking off and getting to around 30 players usually. But I would rather go over all the juicy drama that happened throughout my years rather than drawl on about the history of servers. I ended up getting banned for the first time from a GFL server when Echo (old council) ended up banning me, because I raided his base as a hitman (which was allowed). Eventually the issue was resolved but Echo eventually lost his council (for unrelated reason) Now that i’m done boring you with my history let me explain to you why I am leaving. I feel like I haven’t gotten anything for all the hard work I've done for the servers. I’ve seen people with a tenth of the work i’ve put in get manager, get head admin or in general surpass me. I’ve seen people get manager in a server i’ve been playing on for twice as long as them and had put atleast twice as much work into. People could rise to division leader and management in months while I am in the community for years and all I have to show for it is my once had global admin. My global admin was revoked for god knows what, I think it had something to do with a management post that said you didn’t have to keep globals as admin on your server. Which is idiotic in every way, there is no risk in keeping an admin on the team if they are a reputable member of the community. It would be like removing Roy from your server because he wasn’t active. However that wasn’t the only unfair treatment i’ve received throughout the years, the most recent example I can think of this is when I got my admin removed from purge because all the admins got together, and decided I didn’t need it/ they didn’t like me. Not activity, as I proved this was false because I had a V.O.D of me admining. Not poor behavior, but because everyone decided I didn’t need it. But this isn’t a thread to debate, this is a thread to say goodbye. So keep it out please. If you can’t help yourself then PM me. It’s sad to say that I leave this community with a bitter taste in my mouth, I’ve had so many good times with people in this community. I was going to list all the people that I will miss but that would be pointless, if you’d like to hear my full opinion on you, just ask below and i’ll answer. FAQ: Q: Why was your profile pic money? A: One of the questions i’ve been dodging, basically I was thinking about what to choose for a profile picture and I was wondering what things I liked. My 12 year old mind immediately turned to money and that’s what I chose. Q: What’s up with the tsiw in your name? A: One of the questions I promised to answer the day I leave the community, it’s my email. Not as cool as everyone thought I suppose, I never changed it because by the time I figured out how to change names on steam everyone already knew me as tsiwmike. Q: We were friends! How can we stay in touch? A: Add me. Q: How long were you in the community? A: Almost the beginning of GFL’s involvements in gmod. I saw all the modern servers get built up and saw all the defunct servers go down. Somewhere around 2-3 years. Q: Will you still hop on? A: Maybe once in awhile on teamspeak and less frequently on other servers. TL;DR Basically i’m leaving because I feel I didn’t get recognition for what I did in the community, and I feel like I wasn’t ever respected/considered for promotion even when I was the most experienced admin, I was always glossed over as the cancerous guy. Also please read the whole thing, it took me a while.
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  17. Getting married Saturday. Leaving for Ireland he following Wednesday, and I'll be gone for 10 days.
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  18. Hello all, I am resigning. My dad is an idiot and says that I play games too much. Anyways he originally told me it's going in my brothers room but he changed his mind. Now he took it and I'm not allowed to use it . Fun life eh. Well as I don't see my computer back on my desk in the future for atleast 3 months I am resigning. Thank you for all the fun times. @SkittlezExZ - thanks for everything dad @FrankenSalad - eat my ass @Zebra - thanks for the admin opportunity @GLiTCh - Ayy lmao man @Nap14hockey - ref bros @rapperdan - man you are going places in GFL Mary - Start taking pictures with ur shirt on <3 @Rueko - thanks for being so gràMMAR good @Dano - ^ @Ghoul_Smith - you are an amazing guy who truly deserves more recognition then you get. @Batty - thanks for encouraging me to write my app @BroomStick - thanks for showing me how to admin those first few days. @Gandalf @ccapfer @TheQueenOfDicks @Porch226 @Violator @Kodi @Spazzin @SniperOfTheSkeletonArmy @BaeAnd all the other TTT dudes for making those months so fun. @Carrick - your keys sounded so nice. Thanks for being a great silent admin @Freddy - you were ok too @Stud- go workout more @Syrus - thanks for some narley DbD games. @Roy- ur a fucking beauty. Don't let people get in ur way. Ur going places ma dude. @Unknown - thanks for being a Jew @Johalloween - stinky nig @PaulaDeen - cinnamon toast crunch lookin ass @FrankensteinsFinnick - see ya at college I know I forgot people. I'll add you later My @ isn't working now ;-; OG
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  19. Hello, I just wanted to give more information on what has been happening to our Garry's Mod Purge server recently. In the past few days, we've been getting hit by (D)DoS attacks. Normally, a majority of the attacks we receive are filtered by our host, NFO. However, this specific attack is different. This attack is aimed at the Source Engine due to a flaw with how the Source Engine handles connections. Unfortunately, this attack is disguising itself as legitimate traffic, meaning when NFO tries to block/filter it, they are blocking legitimate traffic as well. We will continue to communicate with the NFO team, but it appears there isn't anything NFO can do for us at the moment. The only team that can actually patch this flaw in the Source Engine is Valve, who have shown no interest in fixing this specific flaw (they were contacted multiple times about this flaw in the past with no result). We may attempt to get in-contact with the Garry's Mod developer team but I'm not sure if they'll be interested. I do apologize for this inconvenience. On a side note, we are also looking into fixing the server performance issues (AKA "lag") which have been impacting our Purge server negatively for a very long time now. I've already set up a test server on my end and have reproduced the performance issues by just adding bots. Ensuring our server performs well should be our main priority. FAQ Attacks Q - Shouldn't we move to a better-protected host? A - We already have a well-protected host. With that said, if we did move to a better-protected host, we would still be affected by this attack due to the attack aiming at a flaw in the Source Engine. Server Performance Q - Why don't we just move the server to a machine with better hardware? A - The server is already on our best performing machine in NFO. While yes, if we did move the server to a machine with better hardware, the performance would be improved. There wouldn't be a noticeable difference at the moment though. The problem we are facing at the moment is un-optimized add-ons and code. Once we optimize everything and upgrade hardware, players should see a big improvement in performance. Q - Why is it taking this long to get it fixed? A - I would definitely agree it is taking very/too long and honestly, it's embarrassing watching the server's performance. The problem is very complicated and we haven't had many of our technical users look into the issue. I am doing my best with the time I have to look into the issues and eventually fixing them. Links What is a (D)DoS attack (NFO). If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post here! Thanks for reading!
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  20. Division Leader @Dano - STEAM @HackingPotato - STEAM @Deltacommander - STEAM ___________________________________________________ Server Manager @HackingPotato - STEAM ___________________________________________________ Senior Admins @denros - STEAM @bballallan - STEAM @Darkling - STEAM @Leks - STEAM ___________________________________________________ Admins @Aurelien - STEAM @Johaw - STEAM @KeeD - STEAM @King_Wailord - STEAM @Swishizzo - STEAM ___________________________________________________ Trial Admins @Ahsim - STEAM @iPro - STEAM @bobe - STEAM *We are still hiring admins! Apply in our temporary admin application sub-forum here!*
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  21. yeah. I wasn't planning to do this for a while, but I simply don't have time to do anything server-related, and I won't anytime soon. I've been procrastinating things that I should've done a while ago, such as adding maps, testing plugins, etc. I'll still probably spend a good amount of time on the forums (simply cause it's a habit now) and comment on posts, my opinion will just barely matter. I'll still probably use teamspeak and discord, so I'll be easy to contact. I've tried to set up the servers to be able to go on as best I could (Dust 2 doesn't need many plugins and can grab anyone as a manager, and I've recommended someone as a manager for Bhop), so I'm sure they'll do fine. I guess that means a list of shoutouts? @Jermsquad - i miss you. come back. @Also_dead (Hatty) - Thanks for being there when I needed someone to rant to, or wanted someone to play Genji with. @Otter - You were someone that I could always rant to (and I was someone you always ranted to), whether it be about something extremely stupid or something that actually made sense. Just get better internet and you're good to go. @HackingPotato - I'll keep sending you shark selfies PogChamp @Dead (Panda) - Put on a fucking shirt already. god damn. @Nubz - keep doing you. xd @Shuruia - I needed to copy @SaladFlake, so thank you for being better than me. Ta ta. @Dano - Not exactly sure why you use this color. Thanks for teaching me basically everything I know about the servers and managing in general (for CS:S). @Syrus - Not sure why you use this color either. stop that. @Joshy - Thanks for all the wonderful, well-typed posts to read, as well as all the Joshy directory photos to like. @GLiTCh - Good luck with Purge, especially with the shitshow happening with it right now. @Thomasdavid097 - thanks for giving me a chance with bhop and dust 2 lol. wouldn't've been able to do it without ya @Wilford_brimleyy - @SwegBuster - you aren't getting left out, don't worry. @Bigtime388 - Will still send you memes in kik. no problemo. @Nomelie - fuck you for calling star wars garbage. I take that personally. @Rcool64 - get an actual pc and then i'll give you a different shoutout @Roy - I'll still keep memeing you in discord. #RoyChamp @Reeve - Good luck with bhop. I'll try and give you any help I can if you need it, so feel free to pm me. @Telemetry - stop putting lil weeb girls in the shoutbox. it hurts the soul @harry - @Korowa - ur still bad @Darkling - there u go bb and finally... @Cypher - your an internet Bitch bro if I met you in real-life I would slap the fuck out of you. You act all badass cause your names red you are on a fat power trip with a fuck in your ass it's you who's killing GFL and Mark my words it will crumble with you in that position. You and shuria side on everything like it's going out of style you support some esports bullshit and it's not even GFL. It's some third party kids who live in la there a joke they think there good but they haven't even played against a real team. Pull your head out of your add no one can even see it from your point of view the way you see things. Bitch thanks for everything, I guess TL;DR There isn't one. Read the whole thing, you lil shit. resignation train v2? #makeithappen
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  22. (Permanent VIPs and global admins cannot participate for obvious reasons.) @Snoopy had the idea of hosting a Christmas VIP giveaway, so that's what we're doing. The winners of this giveaway will be given a month of VIP each. To participate, simply reply to this thread with your answer to the question "What do you want for Christmas?". This giveaway will end on the 25th, upon which three winners will be selected by https://www.random.org/
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  23. Job Updates The Godfather - The Godfather now carries an unarrest baton to free his mafia members from the unfair conditions of the prison life. Undercover Police Officer - As an Undercover, you’ve always looked and seemed like a normal citizen - until now. As soon as you select the Undercover job, head on over to the police armory to talk to the Mayor’s Secretary. She’ll set you up with a disguise and the tools to make you appear to be almost any job you’d like. Casino Manager - You manage the town’s casino, setting the prices for the high and low-level gamblers. Pro Security - A professionally trained security. Can be hired by an employer for security and protection. You must try and find work to get your employer to pay you. Spawns with an MP5A5, Glock 20, and a weapon checker. Drug Dealer - You are the sketchiest person in town. You deal the good stuff to your paying customers. Don’t get caught by the police or it could mean some jail time. DJ - The DJ brings the life to the party and has access to all sorts of music! DJs now get paid based upon their listener count, and not a fixed salary. Gun/Black Market Dealer - Formerly, the two types of gun dealers were only able to purchase and resell full shipments, but that is no more. VIPs can now sell singles of anything previously in shipment form. Mechanic - Mechanics can now purchase 10%, 25%, and 100% vehicle repair kits. Robbo's Ultimate Drugs Mod Since the removal of our previous drug script, we’ve been searching for a replacement and have finally found one. Unlike its predecessor, these drugs give you temporary in-game boosts such as the ability to run faster and damage resistance. Antitoxin - Cleanse yourself of all toxicity. $3000 for a shipment of 5. Beer - Gives you 10% damage resistance, with a side effect of fucking you up. SUHH DUDE! $1500 for a shipment of 10. Aerosurge - Gives you the ability to jump higher than all the rest. $4000 for a shipment of 5. Dextradose - Speeds up the time it takes to lockpick. $5000 for a shipment of 5. Life Preserver - At 1 HP? Have no fear, Life Preserver is here! This gives you a second chance at life. $5000 for a shipment of 5. Antiadipose- Thickens your skin to reduce fall damage and damage from speeding cars. $3000 for a shipment of 5. Painkillers - Reduces damage by 22%. $3000 for a shipment of 10. Endurex - Gives you more speed than ever before, on the track and in the bed! $4000 for a shipment of 10. Vitalex- Take this to quickly heal yourself over time. Costs $2500 for a shipment of 5. Noctilucent - Having trouble seeing in the dark during the Purge? Take this to improve your eyesight. $3000 for a shipment of 5. DMV / Custom License Plates Look for the new Department of Motor vehicles inside the gas station! Talk to the NPC standing at the counter to purchase a custom license plate for $3000. Prisoner License Plate Pressing With the newly updated jail time, prisoners will need something to do to reduce their sentence if their friends cannot afford to pay bail. Prisoners now have the option to press license plates in jail to reduce their jail time. The more plates pressed the faster you will be released. Bail NPC Tired of waiting through your full jail sentence? Do your friends have plenty of extra cash on hand? Have them run over to the bail NPC right outside of the PD to pay for your release. The price of your bail depends on the length of your sentence. Casino With the newly added “Casino Manager” job, there are also new gambling options such as a Blackjack table, a Texas Hold Em’ table, and a roulette table. Purchase as many chips as you can afford from the chip dealer, and try your luck. Cards Against Gmodity Cards against Gmodity is a Garry’s Mod edition of Cards Against Humanity. The game is simple: Each round, one player asks a question from a card, and everyone else answers with their funniest or most disturbing white card. With many different packs to choose from, VIPs get a very special pack, The Purge pack. The Purge Pack is loaded with Purge-themed questions such as “Zebra is really a _.” and “ButterKing5000 is having multiple orgasms because of _.”. The pack is complete with plenty of disturbing and inappropriate answer cards sure to "enhance" your playing experience. Patterned Keypads When building a base, it is recommended to have several fading doors to protect your shit. Everyone knows you must have a keypad on both sides of a fading door. We now have something special for VIPS instead of the regular keypad. Patterned Keypads act much like an Android’s lockscreen. You create a custom pattern and customize the colors for an added aesthetic. Remember, this is VIP ONLY, so you must donate to gain access to it. Singles As a gun dealer, your job is to sell guns to the needy criminals so they can commit their various crimes. The hardest part about selling guns is only being able to purchase shipments to sell. Instead of gun dealers only being able to purchase full shipments, VIPS now have the ability to buy and sell singles. Below is an example of the conversion rate from shipment prices to single prices. $1000 = $200 $1500 = $250 $2000 = $400 $2500 = $450 $3000 = $600 $3500 = $650 $4000 = $800 $4500 = $850 Weed Formerly on the server, and removed, Weed has returned. Grow weed and sell it for a hefty profit or smoke it for its “herbal effects”. Police Vehicles Three new police cars have been added to the car dealer, check them out below: Mitsubishi Evo X Police - $250,000 - With this dashing police vehicle you’ll be able to track down the highest priority criminals. Charger SRT8 Police - $215,000 - This car has been used to take down the worst of the worst. Dodge Charger SRT8 2012 Police - $200,000 - You’ll be ready to run a high-speed chase with this sports police vehicle. Hitman If you’ve ever placed a hit, you know that you have to find a hitman, and place the hit for their price. This new system allows you to go up to a hitman phone booth and choose your hitman of choice, your target, and the amount you’d like to make the reward. You can then put your reasoning, and let the hitman take out the trash. I'd like to thank my two Admin+s @Salad, @GLiTCh, and also @Kazllab, and plenty more for making this possible. From buying scripts to helping me edit / take screenshots. These people help make this possible. This post will be tweaked, and edited over the next couple of days. And we may have even forgot about some things we've added but haven't put in the post (Those are some of the things that will be updated over time). I will be updating some of this stuff onto the main server tomorrow as well. So if you don't see it now you should see it after tomorrow. Thanks, - @Zebra.
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  24. Welcome to the second annual GFL Demographic! I did this last year and it turned out fairly well. If you do not remember or were not here during that time, here were the results and this too (sorry it looks like trash and is cancerous). There is not much purpose for this, but I am going to turn it into a yearly tradition. Fill this out: https://goo.gl/forms/HBv8vAb8SDhNEHBm1 I will get this closed on Dec. 31 and create result images like I did last year. Spread the word of this to get a better representation.
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  25. If you can get purge back to where I had it, I'll retire and you'll officially be the coolest person in GFL. Good luck dude.
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  26. I figured I should let the public know about this. I have been leading the team since sometime in January of 2016, just about a year at this point. In that time, I have developed the team from practically nothing into a semi-organized group of graphic designers willing to help out the community's graphic needs. We made it through tough times of only four members and with the forum move as well. I definitely made several mistakes throughout my time as leader and could have done a better job in my opinion, but overall, I did a decent job all things considered. I do not think I could have done as good without the occasional advice from @nick027nd (past leader for those that did not know) and several other team members (some of which have left). A year later after taking the position, I believe it is time to pass the torch on to someone else. Transition of power is a necessary thing to keep a group stable and healthy. I also feel I have not been doing much over the course of the last few months. I have lost the passion that I had way back when. Lastly, I have been busy with life activities and school. Right when I believe that I will be more active for the team, something comes up. I believe resigning will give someone else a chance to do what I have not been able to. I hate to do this since we only recently merged the GFX and Media teams into the Creative Team, which needs someone to get the Media side of things going again, but I do not think I would be capable of doing so with my current state. I would like to thank all of the GFX Team Members who put up with me for all these months. You guys have helped out this community greatly and it is much appreciated. Continue doing what you do best. @cankyarts @Azura @Bae @Tai @OutOfIdeas @Radify25 @OGB4LIFE @bobe @inHaze Myself and the other Trusted members are looking for a new leader at the moment. I will make sure the transition goes smoothly and to overlook the team for the first few weeks to make sure things are stable. Lastly, as a quick clarification, this resignation is only for GFX/Creative Team Leader, not Community Advisor.
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  27. May all your servers low latent. May all your bans permanent. May all your moms filled with happenis. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I miss you guys and wanted to announce baby #2 on the way. Have a great holiday and continue to be the best gaming community I've ever been a part of. @Roy <3 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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  28. Boobs give milk. Booty gives poop. The choice is clear.
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  29. As in turn of recent events. I caused drama. Therefore I feel due to my "unforgivable" acts. I must leave. I've been demoted on two servers for such a heinous act. I showed utmost immaturity by publicly calling out a board of director for abuse, which with that I handled in a completely immature way. I went against the higher ups and replaced threads that had been deleted "unfairly". Thanks to no one telling me it was a feature on the forum that automatically deleted threads/posts (Why? Why would you keep that a secret for fucks sake?). With this departure and my demotion. I want to dearly apologize for everyone I harmed, in some sort of way. For so long I've wanted to further my role in GFL, I've wanted to manage a GFL server. But due to my emotional and mental disabilities such as keeping grudges, getting angry easily, depressing and so much more, that was not possible, and never will be possible. I've been with GFL for around 4 years. And I took my job here very seriously. My downfall initially started with the event of losing the chance of managing hide and seek around a year ago. Why? I felt the higher ups had been biased with their choice. Thus leading me to be very critical and disrespectful of the GMod DL's. Then when the CS:S tragedy happened. Since I had been a player of cs:s ze, chose to give the people there my sympathy. Some of them were my friends, so I chose to join them by linking my steam account to their website. This was also a mistake which caused me to be criticized by the higher ups for that, along with insulting this community I dug my grave deeper. At the time I had been head admin of GMod jailbreak under @Addy as manager. I loved, my job, and I loved the community. I took it seriously, and maturely as all admins should. But still I was on thin ice. When I continued my push for manager I was shot down for "leaving GFL" for the other community which was wrong, so terribly wrong. I never made my leave official, I never said ANYTHING about leaving GFL for them. Yet someone else gets manager who literally made a post saying he ABANDONED GFL for them. (But that's none of my business) With this final statement. I will apologize once more to EVERYONE and I will take this as a LESSON for when I return. First I'll start off with all my previous managers. @Addy Thanks for being a true friend, and a good manager. I had fun serving under you as a Jailbreak, and Bhop admin. I enjoyed helping you test your upcoming server @HackingPotato Thank you for taking me under your wing as your CS:GO Jailbreak admin. You dealt with my emotional problems and helped me with my self doubt. @Happy Thanks, thanks for giving me a chance at the great potential CW:RP had. You don't know how much that means to me. @Kim Thanks for being a chill manager, its sad that you left... great cs:s admin. @SwegBuster Even though it wasn't truly official, thanks for allowing me to be on the CS:S ZM admin team. @Joshy Thank you, so so much. For defending me when I made my ultimate mistake. I didn't think you'd do that for me. Everyone else... @Jermsquad Thanks for being a great friend, and bad influence for me. It was great, you made my life so much better. @Nomelie Thanks mom, you're always such a great support for me. @RandomBear Panda, thanks for sticking with me and putting up with me even though I'm such a big asshole. @Nubz Thanks for all the advice, when I don't know what to do I always turn to you. Thanks for being a true friend. @Otter Thanks for managing Rust, it really gave me and my friends a place to meme and blow off some steam. @Dano Thanks for the shot at administrating KZ. You always believed in me and supported me. @Shuruia I'm sorry we've had so many disagreements. You opened my eyes to so many things you're basically my mentor. I hope when I come back from this we can be on stable grounds. @Finnick I'm sorry I exiled you from our group, I was such an ass to you. I consider you a friend, and hope you can consider me one too. @Rcool64 Thanks for being a generally great guy, I hope deathrun stays stable for you, such memories of mine are there. @Korowa I'm sorry, I'm sorry I was such a pussy I couldn't even break up with you to your face. @Preliminary or @Liloz01 I'm sorry for being a callous cunt to you, for separating you from your best friend for a greedy reason, I hope one day you can forgive me. @denros I'm sorry I accused you, I was stupid, and blinded by anger. I hope you can forgive me for my stupid, childish action. @Darkling, @PaulaDeen, @Aurelien, @Leks, @Johaw, @bballallan, @Sajco, @Dogger, @FlippySpoopy. Thank you everyone for putting up for my broken attitude on Jailbreak, it was a blast serving with you all. @Reeve It was nice knowing you, and playing rust/cs:s bhop with you, you're a great person. @rapperdan Thanks, and sorry. Thanks for being such a good person to meme, and sorry for that same reason. @SFB Generally cool dude, its a shame you got banned before. @RickGrimesTM Thanks for helping with CW:RP and everything else. generally fun guy. Willing to help anyone. <3 @qDogg Thanks for the good signatures. Your artwork is amazing. @Cypher you're an internet bitch bro, if i ever meet you in real life i'll most likely be catching your hands If I missed you, I'm sorry. And @Hatty , what will you be doing while you're gone? never forget, the fallen member of sword art jermsquad
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  30. As is tradition, I'm being struck by depression and what not. And as is tradition, I'm leaving until I no longer feel like killing myself. So... cya? I'm not active anymore so it doesn't matter. Someone remove my perms from the forums. Thank you.
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  31. Tonight's the night. As of writing this post, the only members of the Board of Directors are @Roy, @Cypher and I. The emptiness that is currently being experienced within the BoD is attributed towards the recent resignations of @Santahiggle (Floopy) and @Kim. This post will not detail these resignations and is rather intended to announce the successors. @denros is the first of these two. He previously rejected an official designation within the BoD, although he came to change his mind on the matter. This should not come as a surprise to people given that he has already been acting in a capacity that one would expect of a GFL director. Such duties include coding for IPS plugins and modules, site maintenance, handling supporter/VIP requests and participating in discussions. Already esteemed and respected in his position as a CS:GO division leader, the second individual in the spotlight is @Dano. Although he is younger than the norm, Dano already expends time and effort into areas outside the onus that his current position affords him, such as aiding with server/division/TS3 management and resolving disputes. I am also partial to admit that he is of a similar level of linguistic ability to myself, which is a boon in the discipline of writing such posts as this. Brief Q&A: Q: Isn't Dano our sole CS:GO division leader? Isn't removing him from that station detrimental? A: This is true on paper, although there are certain circumstances that will allow us to surmount such issues in practice. @Ariistuujj and @denros are already on board with the upkeep of CS:GO in the technical sector of its management. The rest of the charge that comes with being a CS:GO division leader (which alone isn't enough to overburden him) will remain with Dano for the time being. Q: Won't the BoD be dominated by Europeans in a primarily American community? A: There have been worse offenders of this in the past where we still managed. We have also taken steps since then to improve communication within the hierarchy of GFL. For instance, the issues that arise from time zone differences matter little in the Discord server that server managers+ are entitled to use for the purposes of communication, cooperation and requests. View full article
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  32. I cannot imagine more brain damaging cancer than this quote
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  34. GFL eSports vs Infiniite Ace Gaming GFL eSports (16) Infinite Ace Gaming (4) We won thanks to Xure's great pin point accuracy, Chills strong calls, Urban's supporting frags, Crzy's entrys. and Kaizy's motivation Fore more information on when we will be playing games, follow us on twitter @GFleSports or click here Thank you all for the support you gave us during the game while Chill's was streaming the game. Roster for this game; Kenny "Kaizy" Tran Kabir "Urban" Snell Kevin "Chills" Mowery Alex "Xure" Ure Nick "Crzy" Rick
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  35. So, as many of you know, (for those who know me,) I lost my left leg in a car crash at the age of seven. I have been on the donor list for about 6 years now, since I decided I wanted to go through with a transplant at the age of 10. I was expected to wait 20+ years, But I am very very excited, because I received a call a few days ago. Some poor fellow died and his leg was about the same build/size as mine. I am being prepped for surgery on August 13th. Since it is above the knee, I am expected to have rehab for 6 months, and a year or 2 before I can walk, without a prosthetic. Its a very high risk surgery, with a high rejection rate, (since I am receiving an entire leg that is not mine). But if all goes well, I should be able to stand (with assistance) within 6-7 months. Its about a 14 hour surgery, and I have to take medication for 5 years afterwards to ensure the new leg has the lowest possible rate of being rejected. But yeah. I am super excited, and also hella nervous. I'm not sure exactly how the surgery works, but from what the doctor said, eventually all of the skin cells on the leg will die and fall off, eventually being replaced by my own, making it hardly even noticeable that the leg did not belong to me. The surgery also takes a long time, as all of the nerves, muscles, etc must be reconnected. I am very excited. If you've ever gone through some form of crazy surgery, feel free to let me know. I'm not sure how this is going to go. -Soviet
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  36. Read this entire post before doing anything! Before you even consider applying, please make sure you are a Member or higher. (Apply for member here.) I'm going to answer this question "Where do I apply for admin?! There isn't a spot for it on the forums!". First off if you'd like to apply for admin please send your application to @ButterKing5000 via PM. (Or any manager of the server you'd like to apply for), with your SteamID and a format like this: Some places (TTT, and maybe more) have sub-division dedicated to Admin Applications, if you're applying on one of those servers please place your Admin Application there. Second, we are working on an application system hopefully, it will be done soon. Please don't apply if you have less than 24 hours on any server you're applying for. Purge admins want 100+ hours before an applicant even applies (Of course this is quite a bit of hours, and there ARE exceptions to this. And this isn't a requirement just a preference). If you don't have what hours admins expect you to have BEFORE applying please try to make yourself known to the admin team (In a good way). Either by making player reports (in game or on the forums by PMing me or any other admin), or even making admin reports (Please only send these to Manager+). "Admin Sponsorships": Essentially what this means is an admin has to "sponsor" your admin application before applying (This pertains to purge and TTT only from what I know of). If you don't have an admin sponsor your admin application it can be closed without warning (This is to prevent "spam apps" or applicants applying with less than 24 hours on the server). The best way to get an admin to sponsor your admin application is to prove yourself in game (Also make yourself known to the entire team). Any admin can sponsor an application (Or at least if they're an admin on the server the applicant is applying on). So please acquire a sponsorship before applying on Purge or TTT. Do not be annoying and bug admins about sponsoring them. Note: Purge itself has A LOT of applications open. If I don't get to yours right away please refrain from bumping the PM / Application (This will make you seem impatient and only harm your application). I will edit this with more information (Or just fix some simple grammatical errors). Thanks, - @Zebra
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  37. Not gonna make a super long post, but I would just like to let everyone know that I am resigning from managing both ZM servers and my admin on other servers. It should come to no surprise as I have been inactive for over a month now, just finally came to the decision to officially resign. I just don't have the time or the will right now and my only wish is that someone else becomes manager of the ZM servers and makes them better than they ever were. I would like to give a huge thanks to some of the people who helped me and were an important part of my experience in GFL and really just made my time in GFL a lot of fun. So thanks @Dano @HackingPotato @PaulaDeen @Syrus(There are many others I'm just too lazy and tired to think right now. ) I also want to give my biggest thanks to my main man @SwegBuster who was the main person that helped me through every second of me being a manager and admin, he is the only reason I was able to get where I am today, so thanks Sweggy. Overall, it was an experience I will never forget, and I would like to thank you all for having me. See ya nerds. P.S. I still might hop on a server once in a while, so don't think I am completely disappearing . P.P.S. Dano if I made any grammar mistakes make sure to point it out. P.P.P.S @Cypher I'll fight you in real life m8, come at meh
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  38. Figured it's about time to finally show the drunk loving Wilford finally. Wish I had a picture with my beard, but I don't. I almost look 30 with it. The following photo is of me and my brother after graduation, at BMT.
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  40. Hello, after adding our CS:GO FFA DM server to HLstatsX, I decided to do some maintenance. Here's a changelog: Fixed the specific game type icons on the index (now all CS:GO servers will have a CS:GO icon, etc). Updated HLStatsX's back-end to support awards, etc. Optimized database. Awards are generated daily again. I hope everybody enjoys! If you see any problems, please let me know! P.S. TBI = To Be Implemented Thanks.
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  41. Hello, I'm going to be giving away a game of your choice. How it Works: List the game(s) you wish to have that adds up to $60. List whether you prefer to be sent through E-MAIL or STEAM. If you wish to be sent through E-MAIL, do not put your e-mail down unless you won (Privacy). If you choose Steam, please put your steam profile link below. If you have leftover amount, you may list the skins or whatever you want on the STEAM Market Deadline: Start: August 4, 2016 6:40PM CST End: August 5-6, 2016 (whenever I get on) The reason why there's two date, is because depending on how long or how many participate, I'll shorten it this much because I probably won't be on for the following days.
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  42. Hello everyone. I would like to announce the opening of GFL's GMOD Jailbreak server. The server is now open for the public for all to enjoy and will include MANY perks such as player models for members and over, jukebox and custom tags for Supporters and VIPs. I would also like to thank everyone who came on to help test and would be giving everyone who came on during the testing phase 3000 pointshop points to spend on whatever they like. I would also like to thank the Garry's Mod division leaders @Violator and @Zebra for helping me along the way. If you would like to join the server open up console and type "Connect 66.85.14.22:27015" View full article
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  43. GFLCLAN.COM CS:GO ZOMBIE ESCAPE In-game Chat Commands Guide Server IP: 216.52.148.47:27015 Compiled + condensed down for your convenience by the GFL ZE Admin team ver 1.0 - 12/05/2016 This guide was created to list all the commands that ALL players in the ZE server have access to and can utilize to their advantage. Please refer to this, especially if you are new to this GFLClan server or if you are completely new to the ZE game mode :3 [ctrl + f] to search in browser Helpful commands for all players to use in server All ! commands can be replaced with / for quiet (does not show up in chat). !rules - Visit our MOTD. !commands - Links you to this guide. !zclass - Change player models zombie/human. !mccmenu - Change colors for certain player models (has to be human). Not Available Currently !ads - Watch a short ad to support GFL. !rtv or rtv - Rock The Vote to change current map. !revote - Allows you to change your map vote within the voting time frame. !nominate or nominate - Nominate a map. There is map rotation cooldown. [Map Rotation List] Note: Can change nominated maps if you change it before max nominations is reached. !nomlist does NOT work here. !maphistory - Check past map list in console after entering command in chat. !sm or !sm <targetplayer> - Self-mute a player. Note: !sm @all does NOT work here. To mute all, go into console and type voice_enable 0. Type voice_enable 1 to unmute all. !su or !su <targetplayer> - Self-unmute a player. !admins - See the list of ZE admins. !status - Check to see if you have been item restricted (ebanned) by admins. !showname - Toggles alert bar that displays name of player that you are aiming at. thetime - Check local server time (CST UTC/GMT -6HRS Chicago, IL, USA). timeleft - Check how much time left on current map. !nextmap or nextmap - See what the next map is. !ztele - Zombies only, teleport back to spawn, there is a countdown. Use this when you are stuck in prop, etc. !zspawn - Spawn into game if the round has already started. !tp or !thirdperson - Change to Third Person view. !fp or !firstperson - Change to First Person view. !hud - Toggles entWatch info in alert bar. Tells you who has what map items and the cooldown time for each item. !zmarket - Buy weapons after buy time expires. Can set up autobuy. !stopsound - Mutes gun fire from other players. !zvolume - Change volume for zombie ambient sounds. !music or !stopmusic - Toggle map music on/off. !spec or !spec <targetplayer> - Join spectators, spectate a specific player. !donate - Donate and become a Supporter or VIP to help keep our servers up. !tags - For VIPs, tag options (colors, disabling, resetting, etc). !settag <tag> - For VIPs, character limit 20. ie: !settag Noob !gametracker - Visit our Gametracker website. *Commands are subject to change at any given time. Will try to keep updated unless I get lazy and forget. If you see mistakes or missing commands, please let one of the admins know.*
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  45. Hey how's it going? So yeah, I'm back. I currently attend Arizona State working on my degree. I am 19 years old and play Overwatch, AoE2:HD, and whatever. Yes this is the real one too.
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  46. The pool of individuals that we were considering for promotion has slowly been thinning out, thus marking this as one of the last posts that I will make on this particular subject. To be more specific, this announcement concerns our Rust server and the individual that has been chosen to manage it for the foreseeable future. Although it may come as a surprise to some, @Otter is that individual. He has desired a hand in management of our Rust server for a long time and perhaps today is a long time coming. After proving to @Roy that he is more than capable of handling the technical aspects of server management, those within our Trusted group overwhelmingly opted to consign him the position. His past considered, here's to hoping for a valuable prospect. Otter himself will leave a statement shortly after my own. View full article
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  47. Hello, everyone. I would like to address the current state of Valve’s support for community servers. I’ve tried this before and the thread I made did succeed (thank you, /r/GlobalOffensive!). However, we never received a response by Valve. A majority of these topics have been brought up before but sadly went unnoticed by Valve. I am hoping Valve can give some sort of response this time. In the end, it is worth a try! Last Reddit Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/4by0o1/valves_poor_support_for_community_servers_and/ Topics Servers Running Content Against Valve’s Server Guidelines. Valve’s Communication Between Server Operators. Consider A Beta For Source 2. The Current State Of The Server Browser. Other Small Things. Servers Running Content Against Valve’s Server Guidelines As a some of you are aware, there are many servers running plugins against Valve’s server guidelines. These specific plugins give players knives from the CS:GO market, weapon paints from the CS:GO market, etc. Although a majority of the player base enjoys the free content, it is killing communities obeying Valve’s guidelines. A few of you may just say “Well, these communities should just put the plugins on their servers to compete”. There are a few valid reasons why communities shouldn’t be running these plugins. Firstly, it is wrong. Although Valve does appear to be greedy and they also don’t care about community servers (from my view), it is still wrong. Secondly, you are just hurting other communities who want to obey the server guidelines. Thirdly, I had custom weapon models on my servers in the past and suffered from two bans and I’ll be honest, it is not fun moving the servers onto a new account. In fact, I’ve spent around one - two hours moving them after each ban I received (remember, these bans come with no details and I had no clue which server was triggering the ban). Valve has taken action in the past to eliminate and ban servers going against their guidelines, but it hasn’t been enough. There are still plenty of servers out there with these plugins and they’re striving better than ever. Here are some solutions Valve could use to eliminate these issues. Make The Ban Waves More Frequent This is the most viable option because it will eliminate servers intentionally going against Valve’s guidelines. Currently, ban waves aren’t consistent. A few weeks ago, I made a thread on the mailing list that addressed the inconsistency with server bans. After this thread was made, I saw three ban waves in three days (once per day). Afterwards, it stopped for a week or two. In order for this ban system to work out, Valve needs to start issuing more bans and stay consistent. Prevent Servers From Giving Banned Content This is also a great option. As far as I know, TF2 does this and it works out great. Basically just prevent servers from giving banned content (e.g. knives, etc). A server modification called SourceMod already has a feature that prevents servers from executing code that triggers a server ban. If the SourceMod developers can do this, the CS:GO developers definitely can too. Remove The Ban On The Plugins This would allow servers to compete on an even playing field again. I doubt this will go through due to Valve appearing to be greedy, as mentioned above. They’re actually making money each time they have ban waves. To sum up, many great communities are suffering because they are obeying Valve’s guidelines. From what I’ve seen, many of these servers running the banned plugins also offer a poor environment for their players. For example, I’ve seen servers that are running these plugins spam MOTD Ads mid-round (every minute). Yet, the server is in the top ten on GameTracker (server ranking website). My point is, there are many bad servers striving due to nothing being done about these plugins. Valve’s Communication Between Server Operators The next thing I want to talk about is Valve’s communication between server operators. Currently, I believe it is poor. Valve rarely communicates with server operators. For example, the CS:GO developers have stopped posting on the mailing list after releasing each update. At one point, they would post on the csgo_servers mailing list after releasing each update. These posts would include all of the relevant update notes. This generally was great because server operators subscribed to the mailing list would know when updates were released via e-mail. Despite that, the TF2 developers still post on the mailing list after releasing each TF2 update. There are other areas where Valve can communicate better. Another example was when they started to enforce the server guidelines. Valve never made it clear whether custom weapon models are allowed or not. This question is still unanswered to this day. Communication between Valve and the community is important. Although I have seen an improvement recently, it is still very poor. Consider A Beta For Source 2 A hot topic recently discussed was when/if CS:GO will move to the Source 2 engine. Personally, I believe it will. However, I haven’t seen any solid proof yet. If CS:GO is moving to the Source 2 engine, I would like to see an open beta beforehand. This will give people time to point out bugs, etc. in CS:GO as a whole. As for community servers, if there’s no beta or communication beforehand, this move will most likely be a disaster for server operators. I highly hope Valve considers an open beta before moving CS:GO to the Source 2 engine. Current State Of The Server Browser The current state of the CS:GO server browser is poor. The server browser is highly outdated and doesn’t even match CS:GO’s color scheme. Moreover, I’ve seen some reports that players still only see around 100-200 servers in the server browser which should have been fixed more than a year ago. In my other Reddit thread, I suggested completely remaking the server browser and perhaps making it more like the Garry’s Mod server browser. It would be nice to see the server browser organized into groups for each game mode like the Garry’s Mod server browser. Of course, an option to list “all” community servers should be available as well. I still feel this is the best direction to go. That said, I want to give another suggestion for the community server browser. After doing some testing with the Steam Master Server API, I’ve discovered there are at least 20000 empty community servers and around 11,000 community servers with at least one player (average). This does not include Valve’s official servers. Sadly, the cap on the amount of servers I can retrieve from the API is 20000. This means there are more than 20000 community servers being displayed on the server browser which are empty and only ~11,000 (peak) non-empty servers. I think it would be best to give non-empty servers an advantage on the server browser. For example, have the “Has players playing” filter checked by default. Although I can understand server operators being upset over this, I still feel it would be the best option. In the end, server operators should have a player base trying to populate their servers. As of right now, I can get five to ten players on my servers but it won’t go above twelve players. I feel the server browser being cluttered with empty servers isn’t helping. If and when CS:GO moves to the Source 2 engine, I highly hope they remake the server browser and that it is done well. You can read my other Reddit post (linked at the top) for more details about the community server browser. Other Small Things There are a few other small things I want to talk about. This includes suggestions, issues, etc. Linux Limitation As mentioned in my other Reddit post, there is currently a Linux limitation in CS:GO affecting servers; CS:GO Linux servers don’t appear to use the networking thread while CS:GO Windows servers do. From my understanding, the extra thread (AKA networking thread) handles the networking CPU load from the CS:GO server. This makes a huge difference on larger CS:GO servers (basically, think of the server being able to use 150% CPU with the networking thread instead of 100% CPU). Valve has been aware of this issue for quite some time now. However, the issue is still not fixed. While I do understand the CS:GO developers are unsure what could be causing the limitation, I would appreciate it if communication was made about the issue. Hopefully this can be fixed sometime in the future. Many server operators want to run CS:GO servers on Linux but sadly can’t due to this limitation (unless you want terrible server performance). Quick Play And XP For Community Servers Currently, official player XP and Quick Play are disabled for community servers. I believe players should be able to earn at least some XP on community servers and community servers should be put into the Quick Play pool (only servers running official maps). While I do understand why Valve doesn’t want players receiving XP in community servers, it is drawing many players away from community servers. The biggest issue I see from allowing players to gain XP on community servers would be bad server operators intentionally making servers for players to farm XP in. Personally, I’m unsure about the best way to prevent the system from being abused by bad server operators, but I do have suggestions. Here are my suggestions: Limit the amount of XP the players will receive (e.g. limit player XP daily, limit server XP daily, etc). Track the amount of XP players receive on servers. If many players are receiving XP on a specific server, check it out and make sure the server isn’t setup for farming XP. If it is, then ban it through the GSLT system (after pointing out that this is against their guidelines). There are definitely ways to allow players to earn XP on community servers without the system being abused, but it will require work. I hope the CS:GO developers at least consider this feature as it will help community servers out a lot. I also believe community servers should be in the Quick Play pool (only servers running official maps). For a while, community servers were put in the Quick Play pool but were taken out a couple years ago after an update. Server operators trying to run stock servers likely stand no chance against Valve’s official servers since they have a big advantage (quick play + official player XP). There are servers out there that offer an arguably better gaming experience than Valve servers (e.g. 128 tick and no lag), but are sadly empty most of the time. Naturally, players should be able to easily blacklist servers they do not like. Once the server is blacklisted, they will not be put into that community server again through Quick Play. Perhaps add another option “Blacklist all servers under this account” which will blacklist all servers under the same Steam account as the original server you blacklisted. For example, if a server operator put up sixteen DeathMatch servers where the server performance is terrible and MOTD Ads spam every minute, of course somebody is going to want to blacklist the server. However, there is a chance they’ll be put into one of the other servers they have. Therefore, adding an option to blacklist all servers under the specific account will save the player time. Recently Patched Exploit On July 27th, 2016 an exploit was officially patched that prevented players from intentionally crashing community servers. While I do appreciate Valve officially patching this exploit, it took them over a month to do so. The first time I saw the exploit reported was on June 20th. It was reported to Valve multiple times since then and they still took over a month to eventually fix it. This, in my opinion, is ridiculous. Thankfully, the modding community was able to quickly write a SourceMod extension to patch the exploit. However, this extension was somewhat hidden in a thread on the SourceMod forum (AlliedModders). There were still server operators completely unaware of the extension that patched the exploit and constantly asking why their server was getting attacked. Valve should make these type of things their main priority. In my opinion, exploits shouldn’t exist any longer than a week, let alone over a month. I hope Valve realizes how bad this makes them look and starts to improve in the future. 128 Tick For Valve Official Servers The next thing I want to talk about isn’t a suggestion or issue; I simply want to let everybody know why I think Valve isn’t pushing for 128 tick servers. Running 128 tick is very heavy on the server machine’s CPU. In fact, I believe 128 tick takes around 2 - 3X more CPU than 64 tick (for servers, not players). I would imagine this would cost a lot of money for Valve due to machine costs and such, although Valve should have the money for it. Personally, I think that is the main reason they aren’t pushing for 128 tick. It may sound obvious but it seems like a lot of players are expecting them to move to 128 tick. As of right now, Valve only seems to care about the money they’re making from their game and they don’t want to spend money on something they don’t “need”. Hopefully that changes in the future though! TL;DR Basically, servers are running plugins against Valve’s server guidelines. These plugins are giving the servers a big advantage over servers which are obeying the guidelines. Valve isn’t doing enough to eliminate the servers disobeying the guidelines either. Next, Valve’s communication between the server operators is also poor. Server operators would appreciate it if the CS:GO developers at least started posting on the mailing list again after each update (with patch notes) like the TF2 team does at the moment. That said, there are many other areas Valve can improve communication in. Furthermore, the community server browser is also highly outdated and broken; I believe a Garry’s Mod-like server browser would fit very well with CS:GO. I also believe we need to give non-empty servers an advantage over empty servers. Other small things include finding a fix to the current Linux limitation in CS:GO servers, allowing players to gain XP in community servers, allowing community servers to participate in the Quick Play pool, start to patch exploits more quickly, and my opinion on why Valve isn’t pushing for 128 tick servers. Conclusion To sum up, CS:GO’s current state regarding community servers is poor. From my view as of right now, the CS:GO developers do not seem to care about community servers and only care about the money they are making from CS:GO. I am aware that they are simply following basic business acumen as a corporation should, but I think it would be in the best interest of everyone if Valve offered more community support. Of course, a majority of these issues may be fixed once the Source 2 engine is released. However, Valve hasn’t communicated about any of them. I am therefore assuming the worse outcome. I truly hope Valve does start to improve in the future. Not only are community servers suffering, but the game as a whole appears to be as well (many issues going unnoticed, etc.). If you have other suggestions for CS:GO, feel free to post them on this thread! Thank you for reading.
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  48. Hello everybody, I just wanted to let everybody know our Zombie Escape server was null-routed through Internap/NFO. There is no ETA on when the server will be back online but I will contact NFO. It has been a while since we've been null-routed, but meh, we're used to it. As usual, NFO will continue to upgrade their Chicago location that should help against future attacks. Thanks.
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  49. As I previously alluded, more promotions are on the way. This is the second stage of the series, which will only address the GMod division. Given that our GMod division is smaller than it previously was, we have opted to restrict the number of promoted individuals so as to not mar the division with an overly bureaucratic methodology. The following individuals were chosen by a poll that was distributed to those within our Trusted group. @Zebra originally rose to prominence alongside his twin brother @Stud as admins of our GMod Purge server. Under @Shiny's management, they quickly ascended to be superadmins. Shiny's resignation promptly left the brothers as the prime candidates for Purge management. Stud resigned shortly after this initial promotion due to life circumstances, leaving Zebra alone to manage the Purge server. He has since been overseeing an overhaul of Purge's plugins and performance. @Bigtime388 was the manager of our GMod Murder server from November 2015 to March 2016, along with admin on Deathrun and superadmin on Prop Hunt. He passed off management of Murder to @Dead_Soul due to uncontrollable circumstances with his Internet connection. He has since rejoined Murder's management as a co-manager. Bigtime is also credited with the creation of our GMod Hide and Seek server. Furthermore, he has aided @Based_Matt with the server files of our late DarkRP server. Some of you may not agree with these choices and that's okay. Nevertheless, we shan't rue this day and should rather elect to wish these fellows good fortune in their trials. View full article
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  50. I once said I would never do another giveaway, because of some dumb drama revolving around a past giveaway. Well, I lied. Pretty simple, really - Post the game you'd like to have (Up to $60 value) through Steam, and the winner will be chosen via random.org - the method approved by GFL. One post per person. Only open to people who are Members (or awaiting membership) as of this posting. All GFL rules regarding giveaways must be followed. I will allow this to run for 48 hours. I know it's short, but I think of it like this - those who visit & use the forums most will have better odds than those who just visit once in a while. You want goodies? Use the forums more often! Also, knowing my past mistakes with giveaways (posting winning codes by accident), this is sure to be interesting! Thanks for taking part, and good luck! This giveaway was inspired by PB-n-J Also, since asked, this is for 1 game, ok? I'm not adding a bunch of goofy games to my cart...not happening. Again, a game, not skins, knives, Grubhub order, or your phone bill. If the game you want is only $20, that's that - no add-ons to make up the balance. Don't be greedy.
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