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    These are newsletters about the current state of GFL which have been produced by our Writing Team!
    Hello, and welcome to this month's newsletter! A lot has changed since the previous newsletter - the Writing team is now a part of the Public Relations team, led by @Infra and @Salad! We will be aiming to publish newsletters every month, or every two months from this point onward. As an added bonus, from now on, newsletters will include an Easter egg or two - if found, the first to claim it will be rewarded with a prize!
    For this month, there is a single Easter egg hidden within the newsletter. Be the first to find it and message @Salad (Salad#6564) or @Infra (Infra#0001) to claim your prize! This section will be updated once there is a winner. Good luck! 
    UPDATE: @kraken223 has found the Easter egg and has won 1 month of VIP!

    - @Dragoon
    From the 25th to the 31st of January, we had a week-long celebration for GFL's 10th Anniversary! There were several fun community events hosted by our Events team - click here to view the 10th Anniversary Community Events thread.
    We also had events across many of our game servers, with many exciting rewards given out - ranging from gift cards all the way to permanent VIP! Click here to view the 10th Anniversary Server Events thread.
    For a limited time during the 10th anniversary, permanent VIP was made available for purchase, at a price of $79.99! Even though the celebrations for our 10th Anniversary have ended, let us keep up the GFL spirit - here's to another successful year in GFL! Keep an eye out for more events hosted by the Events team.

    - @flamie Alexis
    In celebration of GFL’s 10th anniversary, we have announced the opening of our official GFL RedBubble Merchandise Store! Currently, there are a few designs available, including the GFL logo along with a few Pride themed variants, all designed by our Graphics Team Leader @Salad! For any suggestions or questions about the store, please message Salad on Discord (Salad#6564). Click here for more information and links to the various store pages.


    - @AMP
    With the monolithic success that Among Us has had over the past several months, we have decided to open up our own GMod-based twist on the game! Starting off, the 24-player server features its own custom version of Skeld alongside a Point-Shop for purchasing custom hats and models. 
    As with all other newly-added servers and game-modes, there are rules that need to be followed, all of which are courtesy of @Salad.
    Game-Play Rules:
    Cheating or using scripts to gain an advantage over other players is strictly prohibited and will result in a permanent ban. Abusing the report system to report players who have not broken the rules will result in a warning. Repeated violations will lead to a temporary ban. Using 3rd-party services like Skype, Discord or TeamSpeak to share information about the game in a way that unfairly advantages any player is considered cheating and will result in a temporary ban. Repeated violations can lead to a permanent ban. Do not intentionally delay rounds. Delaying includes purposefully not voting, purposefully not finishing tasks, purposefully not pressing the emergency button, and not killing within a reasonable amount of time (for Impostors only). Staff has final say. If you have any issues, please contact the Server Manager (@Salad).  
    Chat/Misc Rules
    Advertising non-GFL servers is prohibited. Harassment and usage of slurs is prohibited. Sending spam messages/being overly-annoying over text or voice chat is prohibited. Pretending to be an admin or any other user is prohibited. NSFW/Gore sprays and profile pictures are prohibited. Please only speak in English, to the best of your ability. Abuse of the admin call feature is prohibited.  
    Feel free to connect to the server using this link: steam://connect/
    Have fun! Don’t go into Electrical alone, though...


    𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧 𝐆𝐅𝐋 $$ ?!?!
    !! First one to finish and send me results of this Word Search VIA Discord DM or Forum Message will receive $3,500 worth of GFL Bucks! Bue.#6053 !!
    ➡️ Word Search: worksheet(1).pdf ⬅️
    (Winner: @Blazing Arson (with no #s))
    Before jumping into the GFL's November Newsletter, I did want to offer you all some entertainment besides the thread itself. @Jerry Hat Trick happened to provide the Writing Team a wonderful GFL Word search! Feel free to check out the word search, but there will no longer be a potential reward granted. Thank you all for reading!

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    Starting off the month with a resounding bang, Director @FrenZy has unveiled a CS 1.6 version of the highly popular Zombie Escape gamemode! Having been set up by wonderful @Reks and @Legolas, there are a total of 17 maps that have shipped with this new server. Players can expect to see several well-known maps, including Mirror's Edge, FF7 Mako Reactor, Surf Facility and Frozen Throne, among others. 
    All GFL Members willing and/or able to play are invited to try the server out! All you have to do is copy the following IP: If you want to stay up-to-date with the development of this server or leave or leave a question/suggestion, then simply follow this link.

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    As for another small server amongst our Expanded Divisions, we've now opened up a Squad server! Similar to TF2 and the Counter-Strike games, Squad is a first-person shooter game. The game's functionality involves the player working with their team while using their surroundings and their tools in order to thoroughly bash the opposing team into submission! Currently, our only server hosts the RRaS (Random Advance and Secure) gamemode, which you can read more about here! The server's first manager is @Jekyll, who will be sure to lead our Squad Division down the right path. If this type of game fits your plate, then why not try and have some fun? Join our Squad Server today with our IP,!
    Recently, our counter-Strike: Source (CS:S) Division Leader, @Reeve, stepped down from his position. In the coming days, a new candidate was eventually decided upon in order to take Reeve's place. To everyone that has not already been made aware, please give a warm welcome to our new CS:S Division Leader, @Jekyll! With previous experience, including already having the distinctive position as the first Manager of our new Squad Server, (See above), Jekyll will be able to hold CS:S together and give it a much-deserved hug. Already, he's added a Prop Hunt server to the wide array of CS:S servers under GFL's belt. This is only the beginning of his future accomplishments, so be sure to stay tuned for some more CS:S news in the near future!


     & Update on the Moderation Team
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    After much time discussing, GFL's Moderation Team was dissolved in order to revamp and improve. Along with this came new global rules and guidelines for all of our Discords and the Forums. As time goes on, you may notice some new and returning members to the team. This change was created to help combat the problem of moderators being spread too thin between all of our Discords as well as to have better quality moderation on the Forums. If you feel that you would make a good contribution being a part of the team, you may apply here! (Forum Moderator Applications are closed for the time being.)

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    A very generous but anonymous donor gave the GFL Rust Division a total of $1000, breaking GFL's record of the top-donation in one setting! This person donated with the intent of "making the community a better place", covering the fees for server upgrades, paying for server plugins; etc. On behalf of this wonderful donor and the rest of the Rust's society, we thank you so much for all the munificent contributions! 

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    GFL revives the Social media Team, led by @Infra and @Salad. This team will handle all the Social Media aspects of GFL including, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. They are looking for respected, mature, knowledgeable, and active members for the team. If you believe you would be interested in helping create content or stream for any of our Social Media, (Such as GFL Twitch), you may apply here!

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    Recently, the Writing Team has to bid "Adieu" to its long last leader, @Trigger. For almost a year, Trigger was the Team Leader of the Writing Team. He saw many people join the team and leave the team. Along the way, people denied the Writing Team's potential, and yet, he stayed with the team for a long time. I, myself, joined back in June, when our team was just a quaint and a small group. We stood by, and kept doing what we liked to do. Write. Even as thee seasons changed, even as membership shifted, we still kept writing. If it wasn't for him, then it's highly likely that our team wouldn't be alive right now. Currently, we're at a crossroad. The path I want us to take is the correct path, the path to revitalization, and the path to our future. That is the path that all of our current members want to take and, I hope that you, the reader, will be pleased to join us for the ride. As the most senior member of our team, I'd like to thank each and every one of you that continues to read our writing, our passion. For the sake of the team that Trigger worked to keep alive, and for the sake of the team that our members want to continue, I hope that you enjoy what will come in the Writing Team's Future. Thank you, everyone!

    [email protected] & @Serenity
    A member of our community, @Bue., has been appointed to Writing team Leader and Rust Division Representative. She will be working alongside the Division Leader, @Vence, to help pursue and expand the Rust Division. As for the Writing Team, Bue is trying her best to build the team up from the ground, reviving it from what it was previously- perhaps giving the team more potential and meaning. All of her staff members and team members are excited to see where things will go with her in the future.
    Writer Applications:📝
          -Writers are tasked with helping create the Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL and more. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL complete writing duties, then please visit the link below.
    More information about Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/66655-writing-team-information/
    You can apply for Writer here --> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/

    GFX Team Applications:🎨
          -Being apart of the GFX Team means tackling incoming art/graphic requests. Some examples of these requests would be profile banners, profile pictures, etc. Visit the links below to learn more. If you may be interested into perhaps helping GFL complete these tasks, feel free to send in an application!
    More information about GFX here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/58153-graphics-team-overview/
    You can apply for GFX here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/128-graphics-team-member-application/

    - @snaws
    (𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝)- Jailbreak, a game mode consisting of Guards (Counter-Terrorists) and Prisoners (Terrorists) where prisoners have the goal of escaping the guards, has been announced as fully released on CS:GO after having a very successful beta testing phase! The Jailbreak server is a collaboration between two communities Games For Life (GFL) and Hellsgamers (HG). The game mode was officially released to the public on August 24th and has been in the making since January 2020! For more information, feel free to visit the website created specifically for the GFL x HG collaboration at https://gfl-hg.co/ .

    - @Bue. & @Dragoon
    (𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝)- While September was still peering its way through the depths of GFL, there happened to be another exciting event that took place! On August 28th, Nick posted an announcement that contained statements and other additional information regarding the two potential council spots as a Community Representative. The spots were opened for anyone to apply that were a member+ of GFL . Though there were many application submissions, only a few contestants made it to the final round. The final round was announced in October, and it consisted of all the campaigns that were eligible to be in the competition. Soon enough, it was announced that the results of the election would be released on October 11th, but soon was moved to October 13th due to one of the contestants resigning that had enough votes to swing the election. When October soon flew by, we finished our first Community Representative (CR) Election. In the election, there were 6 potential candidates, with only 2 of them able to become a CR. We had 239 voters, and because everybody could vote twice, we ended up receiving a total of 377 votes! So, to each and every voter reading this newsletter, thank you! With a total of 104 votes, Liloz01 is the first of our Community Representatives! Additionally, with a total of 94 votes, Salad is our second Community Representative! To each participant, whether you were a candidate or a voter, we all thank you for your participation. We will post the voting results below.     
    𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚁𝚎𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚅𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜-
    @Liloz01- 104 (89 before Leks was removed.)
    @Leks- 73
    @Salad- 92 (71)
    @King_Wailord- 74 (67)
    @Infra- 58 (50)
    @Bue.- 49 (42)

    - @Dragoon
    (𝙰𝚞𝚐𝚞𝚜𝚝)- As the GFL Community constantly evolves, so too must the landscape of its servers. A while back, we launched two new TTT Servers on Garry’s Mod. The first one, TTT Vanilla, is a simple way of playing TTT without any modifications to the game’s mechanics. The other, TTT Anarchy, is much more experimental. This server has a relaxed ruleset, along with a role system that allows players to play other roles besides the three main roles of Traitor, Innocent, and Detective. No matter which server suits your playstyle more, we hope you enjoy our TTT expansion!  

    - @Bue.
    (𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛)- Have you heard about the newest Division Leader promotion?! Hamtaro will be the one taking TF2 matters into his own hands. He is popularly distinguished by his strong characteristics and motives for the TF2 division. He works tremendously well with a team and is also designated for being very outgoing! His intentions for his new position happen to be nothing but beneficial to the TF2 community. He has a great open mind regarding player suggestions and changes for the discord or in-game features. He states that he plans on getting rid of all the deleterious and unfair advantages from the community to the best of his ability. Hamtaro also intends to give all the TF2 servers more assistance to the player base by equalizing an executive staff committee for every one of the servers. Over time, the TF2 servers will grow more into success with an enjoyable and friendly community due to Hamtaro’s proficient guidance!

    - @snaws
    (𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛)- GFL recently sponsored a contest for Map Designers/Creators. This contest is to design a Zombie Escape Map for CS:GO with the judges having four criteria s for mappers. Aesthetics, gameplay, replayability, and originality. There is also an impressive prize pool that consists of first place receiving $260, second place receiving $175, third place receiving $90, fourth place receiving $50, and fifth place receiving $25. The contest ends December 7th at 12 AM CEST, make sure you submit your map by then!

    - @Serenity
    (𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛)- This October, new things have been brewing up in the GMod Division! GFL has decided to launch its very own DarkRP server once again. On the server, you can find 40+ jobs, 30+ weapons, 10 vehicles, and more to come. The DarkRP server has been in the works by our amazing developers for many months, and they can’t wait for you to check it out! You can join the server by pasting this (connect into your console. Make sure to check the MOTD before you play and remember to have fun!  

    - @Saizy
    (𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛)- After the success of the first KZ Climb server that is currently managed by Infra, the CS:GO Division has decided to open up another one! The server, or more the genre itself, involves parkour, difficult jumps and hard obstacles. The ultimate goal is to traverse the map as fast as possible before anyone else finishes. Some maps are harder than others, but all maps are considered a rough challenge. This new KZ server aims to host higher difficulty maps along with optimized settings for higher-ranked players. Connect to KZ Climb #2 here: .

    - @Bue.
    (𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛)- Towards the end of the Spooky Month… GFL had to experience a very sorrowful resignation from the Rust Division. Skittlez was hurt just as much as we were when he uttered the news. After about four prominent and faithful years that he devoted into GFL, there soon came a time where life influenced him to wave farewell. The big man is getting married! After all the lovely cheers and congratulations, we were all drawn to realize how much we are going to miss him and his amazing work ethic. He states that he’s very thankful for everything that we all have done and he couldn’t have worked with a better community. As Skittlez was stepping down, he clearly stated that Vence would be the one stepping up into his position. He’s been “somewhat training him over the past few weeks to do so.” Vence struck him as the type of individual that has great leadership skills, and the type of dedication that the community needs. He also believes that he has the greatest potential to uphold the Division on all the skillful levels! 

    - @Serenity
    (𝙾𝚌𝚝𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚛)- Just when you thought GFL couldn’t get any bigger, we are announcing our plans for a new SQUAD server and new European servers in CS:GO and GMOD, and possibly more in the future! In the upcoming weeks, GFL will be expanding its already founded servers to Europe. The game modes will consist of CS:GO Surf Timer, CS:GO Bunny Hop, GMOD Prop Hunt, GMOD Murder, and a few others, along with a new Squad server launching. Squad is a tactical first-person shooter video game, "set in the current modern-day environment". Since the Squad server is very new, we will need to form an admin team. If you feel you are up for the challenge, you can apply here!
    Writer Applications:📝
         - Writers are tasked with creating Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL complete writing duties or help make the Newsletters, then please visit the links below.
    More information about Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/48338-writing-team-information/
    You can apply for Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/
    GFX Team Applications:🎨
         - Being apart of the GFX Team means tackling incoming art/graphic requests. Some examples of these requests would be profile banners, profile pictures, etc. Visit the links below to learn more. If you may be interested into perhaps helping GFL complete these tasks, feel free to send in an application!
    More information about GFX here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/58153-graphics-team-overview/
    You can apply for GFX here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/128-graphics-team-member-application/

    June/July 2020 Newsletter
    Introducing Council - Trigger
    - Council is now GFL's highest authority. It consists of Directors and representatives from some of our divisions. They will be responsible for GFL on a daily basis and each will be in charge of certain fields. For example, Director of Communications will be directed by Shuruia and Director of Divisions will be directed by FrenZy. The Directors will be responsible for fulfilling the Council's wishes. We also have Division Representatives. Skittlez is the representative for our Rust Division, and Pyros will represent our GMOD Division. Council will also be led by Nick, the Executive Director. He has the overall responsibility for GFL. These changes were made in an effort to improve communication between staff members and the community.
    Read more about the big change here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/60005-announcement-the-future-leadership-of-gfl/
    3 New CS:GO Servers (Climb Timer, Decoy Dodgeball, and Bhop #2) - Trigger
    - We have released 3 new CS:GO servers over the last 2 months. These being Climb Timer, Decoy Dodgeball, and Bhop #2. Climb Timer is basically parkour for CS:GO. Your only goal is to reach the end point as fast as possible. You will have to go through challenging obstacles to achieve victory. Next up we have Decoy Dodgeball, a gamemode centered around knocking out the other team with dodgeballs. This can take place on various maps including gymnasium, tournament, and nuke! Last on our list is Bhop #2. It plays the same as Bhop #1, but with a #2 instead. Players can freely switch between both at any time.
    HG x GFL CS:S Scrim - Trigger
    - A cross-community tournament held by GFL (Games For Life) and HG (HeLLsGamers). Both teams will have 23 players with a few subs for any problems. Everyone who participated in the event will be entered into a raffle for two separate $10 gift cards. Participants will also receive a unique badge. A successful event held by GFL and HG! 
    New Division Leader - Dragoon
    - Recently, our Team Fortress 2 Division has had a vacant place for a Division Leader. With this in mind, we’ve recently selected a new Division Leader! Selected for their management and communication skills, we have Coven! Under the leadership of Coven, the Team Fortress 2 Division will thrive and prosper.
    GFL's TF2 server, 2Fort 1, reaches #1 ranking - Dragoon
    - There’s some more good news from our Team Fortress 2 Division, and it’s a very noteworthy achievement. 2Fort 1, which is one of our two servers that’s on the 2Fort Map, was able to reach the #1 Ranked Server on Gametracker, comparing against every other server on Team Fortress 2! Although the server has since dropped a few places since then, this is a major accomplishment! To the players and staff that helped to make this feat possible, thank you all, for making 2Fort 1 a great place that Team Fortress 2 players can enjoy!
    The Graphics Team Renovations - Dragoon
    - There are a plethora of teams here at GFL. Recently, our Graphics Team has undergone multiple changes. The original purpose of the team was to just take requests from GFL Members and above, and they did things such as creating profile pictures, forum signatures, or even simple art. However, the team has undergone many changes in the past few weeks. While the team will still take requests, the main focus of the team has shifted from the aforementioned requests to revamp many outdated graphics around everything GFL related, while on the side, they have posted tutorials and resources for many things connected to graphics. Of course, if you are to notice any abysmal or outdated graphics, then make sure to report it to the GFX Team here.
    Brand new ARK server - Saizy
    - A new ARK server is being set up by Stoodly! ARK: Survival Evolved is a game where you can tame dinosaurs to collect resources, fight for you, and be your loyal companion! Learn new blueprints to build up yourself, or your fellow tribesmen, find bases to raid with your dinosaurs, and fight against other players! Can you tame a Giganotosaurus? Will you become the Alpha Tribe? 
    Future of Breach - Saizy
    - Breach hasn’t been updated a lot recently but one of their managers, Duc2000, wants to share his plans for the future of the gamemode! This include things from new maps, new SCPs, new ‘quality of life’ improvements, and even new special rounds! If you love the SCP fandom and you’re interested in a multiplayer game surrounding it, why not join the community to be there for those exciting, upcoming updates?
    Writer Applications:
    - Writers are tasked with creating Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL then please visit the links below.
    More information about Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/48338-writing-team-information/
    You can apply for Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/
    GFX Team Applications:
    - Being apart of the GFX Team means tackling incoming art requests. Some examples of these requests would be banners, profiles, etc. Visit the links below to learn more.
    More information about GFX here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/58153-graphics-team-overview/
    You can apply for GFX here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/128-graphics-team-member-application/

    March/April/May 2020 Newsletter
    Two New Division Leaders, Pyros and Skittlez - Trigger
    ---> We’ve been looking for new Division Leaders for Garry’s Mod and Rust. Thankfully, we have found just the right people! Our new Division Leader for Garry’s Mod will be Pyros, who has shown great leadership and communication skills. He will help direct our Garry’s Mod Division with Zebra. A dedicated leader with excellent management skills, Skittlez, will lead our Rust division to a greater future!
    New "Don't Starve Together" Server in the works - Trigger
    ---> Here at GFL we tend to stick with the bigger games (CS:GO, Rust, Garry's Mod, etc.). However we've had an idea to start working with smaller games. Which brings us to Don't Starve Together! Xy, one of the technical administrators, started working on a GFL Don't Starve Together Server. It will be a mix of vanilla and modded, which to some may be good or bad. 
    10,000 Discord Users - Trigger
    ---> Yes, you read that right! We've reached over 10,000 Discord users among all of our Discord servers. That includes everything from GFL Official to GFL Garry's Mod! Of course, these numbers won't stay like this forever, as we are sure to gain even more members in the future.
    New CS:GO Intermediate Surf Timer Server - Trigger
    ---> A new CS:GO Surf server with the difficulty "intermediate" has been added to our list of Surf servers. At the moment, we have Beginner Surf, Novice Surf, Intermediate Surf, and Expert Surf. Each server will have its own rotation of maps related to the difficulty of the server. 
    New CS:GO VIP/Top100 Surf Timer Server - Trigger
    ---> Our old and deformed Beta test server transformed into the new and reformed VIP/Top100 Surf Timer server! This server will allow you to play each individual tier level. Want to play on those pesky Tier 4 maps? We have over 600 playable maps with various difficulties. We plan to add more 
    AshAkiri - New Technical Administrator - Saizy
    ---> GFL has a brand new Technical Administrator that will mainly focus on the CS:GO Branch. After proving himself to the higher ups with his creative thinking, he was recently promoted to be the newest addition to the team. We are already seeing what he can do, what he has done for CS:GO so far. Expect many things from him in the near-future!
    Rise and Fall of GFL Zombie Survival - Trigger and Saizy
    ---> We've revived a long lost zombie survival server. It took time, but eventually it grew into a wonderful place to play. Instead of 24/7 mall, we decided to go with rotational maps. The server had ZE, OBJ, and ZS maps. Overtime however, the server suffered many problems. Staff were inactive due to COVID-19, toxicity grew, and updates weren't happening. The server also had minor technical problems. With that said, the GMOD Zombie Survival server is coming to an end. It was given a try and ultimately failed because of said reasons. Hopefully people have made some memories there and made new friends before the unfortunate closure.
    Garry's Mod Half-Life Co-Op Server - Saizy
    ---> GFL has launched another server, Half-life Co-op! Within GMod, you'll be able to play with other players through the entire Half-Life Campaign! It will also be possible to play with  add-ons, to make the original Half-Life experience a little bit better. If you ever wanted to play a Half-Life game with a friend, now is your chance!
    GFL Game Events - Saizy
    ---> Pokémon Showdown Event!
         - This event will be run using the browser game Pokémon Showdown! Using Generation 7 Pokemon, 8 players with randomly generated teams will compete one on one to the top of the bracket to become the Pokémon champion. Lemillion is hosting it, and is asking everyone to come & join! A cool "Pokemon Champion" GFL badge is waiting for you with your name on it!
    ---> Overwatch 6v6 Event!
         - A Overwatch 6v6 event is happening soon! This event is targeted for European players, you can also join if you live in America, as long as you have good internet! Each team will compete with each other in 6v6 matches! Even if you just join, you get an Event Participation badge. However, if you win the matches you also get the "EU Event Winner" badge!
    ---> Mystery Culprit Event!
         - A new event coming to the GFL Forums is called Mystery Culprit! There will be 30 suspects, 9 of which are the real culprits. The culprits are divided into sets of 3. The other 21 suspects have to guess correctly which one among the 30 are the culprits of this game. For just participating, you get a "Event Participant" badge. If you win, you get the special "Mystery Culprit" badge as well!
    Writer Applications:
         - Writers are tasked with creating Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL then please visit the links below.
    More information about Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/48338-writing-team-information/
    You can apply for Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/
    Event Coordinator Applications:
         - Event Coordinators host events inside and outside of GFL. Whether it be a talent show or a free for all in-game, they'll surely come up with some eccentric ideas! If you're interested in doing this sort of thing, then please visit the links below.
    More information about Event Coordinators here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/48172-events-team-information/
    You can apply for Event Coordinator here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/94-event-coordinator-application/

    November/December/January 2020 Newsletter
    A brief announcement:
        Hey there, I just wanted to let you guys know that we are moving back to monthly newsletters. Newsletters will now be published near the end of every month. If you wish to help the Writing Team, then please take a look at the "advertisement" section below. Thanks, and enjoy the newsletter!
    The Newsletter
    ---GMOD Clone Wars RP released---
        We've finally released our new GMOD CWRP server! Role-play as a clone soldier in your favorite legion, or become a powerful Jedi to fight the Separatist army! Events are controlled by Game masters, and ranks are based on your performance and time. The server IP is "". Drop by sometime, yeah?
    More information here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/49826-announcement-gmod-clone-wars-rp/
    Clone Wars RP forum here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1100-cwrp/
    ---GMOD NZombies Released---
        GMOD NZombies (Nazi Zombies) has finally come to GFL! Do you like playing COD zombies? Want to survive endless waves of zombies with your pals? Well now you can with our GMOD NZombies gamemode! Team up with other players to fight the undying horde of crazed Nazi Zombies! You can join the server by using this IP; "". We'd love to have you!
    NZombies forum here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1163-nzombies/
    ---GMOD Murder returning---
        We have decided to bring back GMOD Murder thanks to our Anycast network. One player is chosen to be a murderer, another to be a detective, and the rest are bystanders. The murderer needs to kill everyone without blowing his cover. The detective spawns with a revolver and is tasked with eliminating the murderer. As for the bystanders, their only job is to stay safe and collect clues (clues are used to find the murderer). The server IP is "". What are you doing? Get your butt in there!
    More information here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/48753-announcement-gmod-murder-is-back/
    Murder forum here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/797-murder/
    ---New CS:GO Division Leader, Frenzy---
        GFL is more than excited to announce that @FrenZy is now the CS:GO Division Leader. Previously a division leader back in 2015, FrenZy has proven himself to be extremely dedicated, and highly knowledgeable. His management skills are just what GFL needs for the CS:GO section. Congratulations to FrenZy, and we hope to see great things from him soon!
    ---GFL 2019 Demographic---
        This is our 5th annual GFL Demographic. Previous demographics were created by Queue, however, this one was made by @Mejilla. By far one of our most diverse demographics yet. The 2019 Demographic has exceeded previous demographics by double! It reached an outstanding 422 responses (the previous record was around 200 responses). 
    More information here ---> 
    ---GFL's Birthday---
        GFL was founded by Roy on January 25, 2011. Roy, at the time, was only 14 years old. He initially created the group as a joke, but in time it amassed a reasonable amount of players. GFL is now 9 years old, let's look forward to the many years ahead! 
    ---HeLLsGamers and GFL CS:GO 1V1 Event---
        This wonderful event hosted by both HeLLsGamers and GFL, was created in hopes of bringing the two communities together. It was held on January 11 and was a complete success. 3 winners were chosen from the event. 1st place was [GFL] Jun, 2nd place was [GFL] AmPeach, and 3rd place was [HG] Lemonade. We hope to have more events like this in the future!
    ---10 New Killing Floor 2 servers---
        We've added an additional 10 servers to our Killing Floor 2 roster. Our servers will have different difficulties set, they include Normal, Hard, Suicidal, and Hell on Earth. These servers are hosted in New York City, NY. 
    More information here ---> 
    ---Surf Timer Expert 3-6---
        A third edition to the Surf Timer server group, the expert server has over 50+ maps with player rank transferring over from beginner surf timer servers. Be sure to visit the server at ‘’, to connect via the console.
    ---Writing Team Applications---
        Writers are tasked with creating Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL then please visit the links below.
    More information about Writer here ---> 
    You can apply for Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/
    ---TF2 Server Applications---
        We are currently looking for new TF2 admins! They are responsible for moderating our TF2 servers and enforcing server rules. If you are interested, please follow the links below!
    TF2 2Fort Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/44-tf2-2fort-admin-application/
    TF2 2Fort 2 Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/53-tf2-2fort-2-admin-application/
    TF2 Hightower Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/52-tf2-hightower-admin-application/
    TF2 Hightower 2 Admin Application ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/91-tf2-hightower-2-admin-application/
    Oops, I dropped something https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    August/September/October 2019 Newsletter
    A small introduction

    Hey there, I just wanted to take this moment to introduce myself. Hello, I am Trigger, the Writing Team's Leader. From now on I will be managing the Writing Team and everything they do. I have a lot of great ideas for the future of the Writing Team and hope to see them come to light!  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to PM me.
    Thank you and enjoy the GFL Newsletter!
    The Newsletter
    ------2 New CS:GO servers, Minigames and 24/7 AWP------
    After much long discussion and debate, please welcome two brand new servers to GFL’s server list, 24/7 AWP and Mini-games! Both were highly requested from players since the success of Jailbreak. It’s almost a guarantee that these will do just as great! Please come and visit our servers, we are sure that you will find something you’ll like!
    You can find CS:GO 24/7 AWP here ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1061-awp-247/

    As well as Mini-games, here --->  https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/1060-minigames/
    ------RivalRevival stepping down as Director------
    Our dearest friend, Wiggles, has officially stepped down as Director. 
    Wiggles (RivalRevival) has contributed greatly to GFL by leading as a director and supporting the community as a committed player. Over the years, Wiggles has worked his way up the ranks to achieve such a position. His dedication and commitment to GFL prove that he will forever be a reputable player within the community. Though he has left officially, he will still be around Discord to chat with everyone, even coming in once in a while to help the GFL staff.
    ------Removal of Media Team------
    In case you’ve haven’t heard, the Media team and most of the teams in it are officially removed. Our Directors believed that most of the team was unnecessary and time-consuming. Video Editor and Streamer roles were removed with Media Team. However, the Writer role was moved to Public Relations and GFX was made into its own team. This change was foreseen by many, as the workload and effort from these teams were minimal. 
    If you wish to apply for the remaining teams, you can do so here:
    Public Relations - https://gflclan.com/forms/13-public-relations-application/
    GFX - https://gflclan.com/forums/forum/10-graphics-team/
    ------The success of PR’s Event Coordinators------
    If you haven’t been to one of their “fun times”, well then you’re missing out. The Event Coordinators have created a multitude of events for GFL. Some examples of their work would be movie nights, talent shows, and karaoke. For movie nights, they choose a wide variety of movies to play for the audience. Obviously, it being October they chose horror movies. And I’m sure that for December, they’ll choose Christmas-themed movies. Talent shows were introduced in late October. You can audition for a part and perform in front of an audience! You will need some sort of talent to audition, so make sure to go in unique! 
    More about the Talent Show ---> https://gflclan.com/forums/topic/47860-event-gfls-1st-annual-talent-show/
    Movie night seems to be a favorite among members of GFL, so if you have the time make sure to check them out!
    ------New GFL game in development------
    Ever wanted to murder a GFL staff member? Well here’s your chance!
    In early October, a GFL developer by the name of Rocket came up with the idea to create a “GFL Video Game”. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. His idea is to have GFL staff members attack you, the player, all while you simultaneously gun them down with a multitude of weapons. The game will be a 2D platformer with randomly generated levels. 
    As of October 28th, the game is still in development. Hopefully in due time the game will be finished, and should be quite beautiful!
    ------Partnership with Glitch.win------
    In mid-October, a person by the name of Rocky contacted Ben about a possible partnership with their* site. The site, Glitch.win, will reward users for completing in-game objectives. After Ben and Rocky conversed about the matter, they finally came to a wonderful conclusion! That conclusion being that Glitch.win will provide giveaways to GFL , however, in return those who enter the giveaway will have to sign up on their website to qualify. 
    Their giveaways are always new and diverse, so be sure to check out the given rewards!

    ---Writing Applications---
    Writers are tasked with creating Newsletters and taking on requests for GFL. We are currently looking for more writers, so if you're interested in helping GFL then please visit the links below.
    More information about Writer here ---> 
    You can apply for Writer here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/98-writer-application-form/
    ---Event Coordinator Applications---
    Event Coordinators host events inside and outside of GFL. Whether it be a talent show or a free for all in-game, they surely come up with some eccentric ideas! If you're interested in doing this sort of thing, then please visit the links below.
    More information about Event Coordinator here ---> 
    You can apply for Event Coordinator here ---> https://gflclan.com/forms/94-event-coordinator-application-form/
    Don't look here please, thanks ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    New Badges (May)
    It is with great pleasure that we announce the new badges!
    Badges have been recently updated to accommodate the people’s request of a newer and more recent design. The previous design had many flaws, but it got the job done, and so the request was inevitably locked away. However, @queue, the previous designer of the old badges, has come back to create a new design for the badges. He has created two new designs, and sent out a poll for the community to vote on which design to implement (or even keep the old design, if anyone even wanted it.) Queue has worked on this for a long time now, and is very satisfied with his work.
    The community is also pleased! The old badges had different designs for the same roles, and were not consistent in design because of this. It was also difficult to pinpoint the accurate rank of a staff member without asking the member him/herself. The new badges have its own system to help differentiate between ranks, and the layout is simple enough for anyone to understand (provided they want to). This badge renovation was done to show how GFL tries its hardest to interact with and work with its community, even though it has other things to work on. A happy community benefits us all, be you a staff member, a director, or a player.

    Highest player Count (May)
    Everyone from GFL has always wanted something big to happen. Well, here it is! The highest record of online players from mid-June 2016 has finally been broken! You heard me right! As of now, the new highest record of online players is 690 out of 1546! The number of players is counted from 30 of our servers.
    We can thank the new (and for one in particular, “renewed”) servers for breaking the record. One server that contributed the most was our Rust server, which saw a online player count of 165 on a 200 player server! Now we just have to beat our all-time record, which is 1299 players online!
    New Donation System (June)
    As per Roy’s request to reshape the donation system, the director team has created a trello to collect all ideas for the donation system.
    Our current donation system has been in need of a slight renovation for a while now, and Roy has given the task to the directors. The directors have created a trello to track all incoming suggestions, and all suggestions have been made by server managers, directors themselves, or other people that are currently in charge of a server. A form has also been created for server managers or administrators to submit their own suggestions. The idea here is to get the staff involved to see what they would like implemented into their server’s donation system or GFL’s donation system as a whole. Once suggestions stop rolling in, the directors will look at all the suggestions and pick which ones should be completed (if not all).
    We look forward to see what changes will be made and to what servers (or maybe to all servers!). Several suggestions have already been made and are already in the process of being reviewed, but suggestions are still open to the staff.

    Roy's Career (June)
    After 8+ years here at GFL, Roy will be taking a step back in order to focus on his own life. He has built up this community and nurtured it with a safe and fun environment, focusing solely on the happiness of the community and doing everything in his ability to keep it running to the best of his ability. Every cent he has earned has gone straight to GFL, and all of his work in these past years has mainly been for GFL. He has assembled a large team of directors, developers, managers and more to oversee GFL as a whole in order to make it easier - but Roy has to progress his own life, too.
    Roy is 21 and started on this community at an early age; around 12. Now that he’s all grown up, he needs to support himself - after all, life take precedence over everything else. He’s currently got his own job and is obviously pursuing and learning the ins and outs of hosting providers, so Roy will be taking a step back from GFL in order to work hard at these things. On top of that, Roy has lost motivation and time in order to complete all the ideas he has - so he’s given them all to the directors and developers, whom he trusts will work hard to accomplish these tasks. Roy will not leave GFL completely; in a way, he is GFL, so he will be working on the Anycast network, but he will not be helping out in anything else.
    New Gmod Division leader (June)
    As of the 22nd of the June, the new Division Leader for Garry’s Mod is Zero! The Former DL, Zebra, has decided that Zero is the best candidate for DL. Of course, this decision wasn’t out of nowhere. Zebra hasn’t been able to do much for the Gmod servers and he is quite busy with things outside of GFL. As for why he wanted Zero to be DL, well, Zero is well known for his skills with development and server management. That alone is worthy of a DL position. 
    Now let's not forget about Zebra here. Since Zebra is a longstanding member of GFL, and his opinion on matters within GFL is appreciated. He will be moved to the Community Advisor position. As a Community Advisor, he will be able to assist GFL staff with internal problems. Make sure to congratulate Zero, and to thank Zebra for his hard work within GFL!

    TF2 Servers (July)
    Hey, guess what? Our TF2 servers are in the top 10! You heard me right! Our 24/7 2Fort server is currently ranked #2 on Gametracker, holding an average player count of 30! Our other server, 24/7 Hightower, holds the rank of #10! It has an average player count of 22. Although the success of these two servers was doubted, it is clear now that bringing them back was a great idea!
     These servers are sure to stay in the top 10! We can only hope to implement even more TF2 servers in the future. Also, if you have any suggestions for our TF2 servers, then please leave a suggestion on our TF2 Suggestions thread.
    Final Notes
    Starting this off with an introduction, Hello, I'm the New Team leader for Public Relations, I go by Davoony for the Most part, but You're more than welcome to Call me Jade, I'm looking Forward to Finally Getting Newsletters out in a Timely Fashion, For now, I'm posting all the Ones currently Missing.
    Currently, PR is in need of New members, More specifically, it's Human Resources, and Event coordinator Team (Writing Applications for Newsletters and Stuff to come Aren't setup, i'm actively trying to get that Fixed).
    Human resources is a Team that Welcomes and Allows players to become a Member of GFL, and Sometimes if needed, provides a Tour of the Forums, This team currently needs More active Members, Feel free to Apply Today! https://gflclan.com/forms/13-public-relations-application/
    Event Coordinator is a Team that Hosts Events for Everyone to partake in, Such as Uno Online or Karaoke Nights, This team currently has Few active members and is Looking for more, Feel free to Apply Today! https://gflclan.com/forms/13-public-relations-application/
    Currently Conflict resolution is Disbanded and Likely won't be making a Come back, I'm actively Seeking to Clean up Everything with all the new PR changes, Please, Bear with me.
    And for the Last Note, Writing has become part of PR and much like CR, i'm actively trying to get Applications up for Writing, and Setting up Everyone with the Correct roles that moved from Media Team (Expect this to be Covered more in the Next Newsletter)
    That is all for Now, I look forward to getting the Newsletters up Monthly or Bi-monthly Whichever One seems more possible with the Current team members, See all of you Next Time!


    TA Introduced:
         Let's start this off with a bang; the new position of GFL. You might have seen this role being introduced by Benroy, but to clear up any questions you might have and to thoroughly understand what the Technical Administrator does, we will be discussing what exactly the Technical Administrator does. However, let’s first congratulate our new TAs: Roy, Nick, and Dreae.
        In a nutshell, the Technical Administrator directly works on the majority of GFL’s servers to edit, fix, or install certain aspects of the server in order to benefit the server. They must come up with solutions that can handle future implementations and maintain current implementations and/or solutions. If there is an issue, the Technical Administrator will step in and find a solution to fix that problem. The Technical Administrator leads the Development team and is an advisor to each other in order to help fix or edit a server if necessary. They are tasked with this objective, and because of this, they are trusted with a lot of power and responsibility. Since they have access to almost all of GFL’s servers, they have the ability to either literally make or break GFL and its servers. The TAs have been hand-selected because they are usually trusted members of the community that already have important roles within GFL (e.g. director) or were in such roles in the past.
        The role of Technical Administrator is certainly a bit confusing. They work on several things behind the scenes without everyone knowing (mainly because it’s too complex for them to understand it). They detect errors within the servers and work hard to fix it. Anything they do is done with haste and efficiency in order to benefit the community. Again, welcome our new TAs to GFL. Remember - they might be working on your favorite server right now!
    Trusted Reworked - Community Advisors:
           The people with the Trusted role are there to advise the higher-ups with their own perspective and knowledge to better the community. However, due to inactivity and a lack of proper opinions, it was reformed and renamed "Community Advisors” with a more serious and effective outlook on the role itself.
            Traditionally, the Trusted role was given to the people who were a long-term members. Said people were all most likely ex-team members/leaders (Though you can still be a Trusted while active, it was just highly unpopular). These members/leaders would professionally renounce their current position within GFL and be given the Trusted role by a Director who has seen this person's potential for the position.The role was removed from the community due to the fact that, in the eyes the masses, the role was “ineffective”, and was basically a retirement home for ex-team members and leaders that were doing nothing for the future of GFL.
             People with the new Community Advisor role have no permissions, but are solely just advisors. Members with this particular role do not necessarily make decisions, but are there to help Directors, Division Leaders, and Server Managers make decisions that will be best for the community. The higher-ups are the ones who make the final decisions, a veto system that will make our changing mechanics work better without the constant removing/adding of roles.
    Promotions of The Month:
             In late March, Benroy, one of the Directors for GFL, announced that 4 people will be promoted! Out of the 4, 2 people by the name of WigglesWorth and Liloz, were promoted to the role of Director because of their leadership skills and their experience working with GFL. After that, much needed CS:GO Division Leaders were now in action! Our 2 new Division Leaders for CS:GO are Leks and Cobra! They were given the DL role because of their experience with server management and determined attitudes. And added late in the month, A new Team Leader for Moderation was announced with Motorsteak taking over with Liloz01's promotion, and Fafy received Division Leader for our GMOD division.
              GFL is ever changing, with people joining and people leaving daily. But these promotions will surely do GFL good! Congratulations to these staff members!
    Final Notes:
    Motorsteak has released a disclaimer stating “if you have any issues with a moderator, I encourage you to please fill a staff feedback/abuse report.” Glad to see the initiative already!
    Subdivisions are starting to see a resurgence in population; this may lead to needing staff, public events, and much more! Check out our forums for each for more information!
    Do you like being creative? Are you a people person? Want to be apart of something great for GFL? Apply for Media Team/Public Relations today!
    PS we all love @Rick the newest CA

    Public Relations
        This month starts out strong with major changes in our PR team. With WigglesWorth taking the lead after Private Pull stepped down, PR has started to see changes in a total reconstruction of the team, including the Media Team. Some of these changes include Member Acceptors now becoming a Human Resources department, as we have a bot to accept the majority of member applications. There is much more to come, and here's to the rework going smoothly and becoming a beneficial team once again.
         Minecraft is looking for a new server manager to give the classic game and its following a renewal of life! Our skyblock and survival servers were left empty with last manager resigning to focus on IRL issues. If you're member+ with knowledge of bungeecord and how to manage a minecraft server, send a message to Benroy to discuss your interest in the server!
    Server Reboots
        Many servers have seen a revival as it is this month too. Kite has upgraded and remade our left 4 dead 2 server, hosting multiple events and adding many new custom maps and add ons. Another server brought back is the infamous CSGO Jailbreak, headed by our very own Leks. Both of which have seen a spike in activity since reopening. Let's hope to see them continue to grow.
    Spotlight: GMod Purge Revival
         Purge is a gamemode on Garry’s Mod that is influenced by the film franchise “The Purge”, where both the gamemode and the movie is set in a dystopian future in which every year, for one day, all crime is legal. All high-class government figures are exempt from the Purge and are thus spared from murder, theft, etc.. However, the civilians must either fend for themselves or attack - or else.
         Purge now has some new features developed from pre-existing methods while also sprucing them up a bit to make sure Purge is running smoothly. These features include a completely revamped map made by Rick, a mix of new and old methods of making money, customizable player accessories, a simplified MOTD, and even more.
        Flyingjoe32 is the leader of the new Purge server, and while he is very optimistic for the future and for GFL as a whole, he says he’s gotta start off by focusing on the now rather than the future. The server first should start running properly and smoothly before branching out any further. With this in mind, we’ve also got some other news about Purge: staff applications!
        Staff applications are now open for the Purge GFL Server. Obviously, Purge is now kicking once more, and for it to be run properly, we’re gonna need some competent, obedient, and motivated moderators. Staff in general is very important, as it’s basically the support of a community. Playerbase is important, but without anyone to control the masses and to keep everything under control, that server is already done for. Check out the Staff Applications for Purge now to apply!
        While Purge currently isn’t too invested in the future, the leader has high hopes that he can first start Purge up properly and smoothly and set the foundation for the future Purge. Come on in and have some fun!
    Do you have an article suggestion for next month? Do you want to be our next spotlight? Contact the Media Team today!

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