If you missed a lot of things going on in the community, then good news! This newsletter will get you caught up with the things that went through this December.
Two people returned to Director positions:
Xy - According to the announcements, he returned to the position to assist with the Director team, now that he has free time.
Snoopy - He returned as Director to help and work with them to get GFL back in its positive 2015 position.
New CS:GO Division Leader We’ve got a new face in the GFL higher-ups—his name is VirusKing. He originally came back to help with our Rust server—although it is only vanilla, it required a little maintenance and VirusKing had plenty of time to resolve this. He expressed interest in our 1v1 server and, after giving him access, he fixed up the server quickly. The server is doing quite well now, leading to a new UK-hosted 1v1 server being opened.
Click here to join CS:GO Division Discord
New Team Leaders
Earlier in December, Joel and Queue were promoted to Team Leaders.
- Queue currently leads TS3 moderators.
- Joel assists with all Team Leaders.
Events About Overwatch and event information
GFL is often known for many of its Garry’s Mod, CS:GO, and CS:S servers, but have you heard of the Overwatch division?
Overwatch is a game centered on a set team of fighters with a range of special abilities, different fighting styles, and overall different weaponry and playing schemes with many opportunities for anyone to play as. Officially, Overwatch is generally recognized as a team-based multiplayer FPS with several characters with their own unique personalities and backgrounds. The game takes inspiration from Team Fortress 2 (although Overwatch was produced by Blizzard and TF2 was produced by Valve). Overwatch rose to fame when it revitalized the team-based multiplayer FPS genre, but in a brand new layout; new characters, new techniques, everything.
The Overwatch Division is centered on GFL’s presence within Overwatch, and GFL itself has many plans for its Overwatch server. Many events have either been scheduled or brought up numerous times that the masters themselves have taken a look at the idea. As of 12/14/18, the server is even rumored to have a 3v3 competition with amazing prizes fitted for the winners, even involving other communities to join in and partake in the fun!
Overall, the Overwatch division is small yet thriving, having its own little community and receiving positive feedback from its community.
This article will be posted in any new changelogs and changes that you’ve missed from the server managers.
Changelogs, planned by January 2019.
- Backend changes to make future updates possible
- Secondary round type for Site 13 (Main thing)
- SCP-610 revamp
- SCP-096 animations and buff (ability to break through doors?)
- SCP-334 model, current one looks like fucking shit
- SCP-079 UI revamp and additional SCP-079. (Possible) Site 13 support for SCP-079.
- Various items for the Site 13 round type that will also make their way in to regular gameplay on other maps.
- Various MTF Squads for the Site 13 round type, some of which will make their way into regular gameplay on other maps
The recently revived Prop Hunt is doing great and is getting up there with TTT activity. We are constantly improving and adding different ideas based off of what the community wants and is a great place to relax.
Hide and Seek
Changes were made in December, showing recently around Christmas week:
The return of the long-loved, long-awaited xmas_downtown.
Custom textured Christmas hats (red and green) to go with the season, along with matching candy-cane jump packs and other festive amendments
Two custom, completely originally drawn masks.
Two custom made, original festive trails. Perfect for showing off the colorful chaos of Christmas in-game.
The (now passed) Christmas event, handing out one gift on the daily.
Notable non-holiday additions:
Mysterious 'challenge trails'
A custom, completely new map-vote made by Fafy
The server will be opened tomorrow by Jan. 1st, so don’t miss it! Future events will be coming after the launch, such as raids to fight bosses.
CS:GO Divisional Updates
The division itself is going pretty well. US and UK Surf Timer and 1v1 Arena are starting to succeed with the slots getting filled up, and there is a new Discord launched for CS:GO, which originally was for 1v1 Arena.
JailBreak is under WIP and VirusKing is currently leading the project. The server is next to be released.
In 2019, servers like Bunny Hop will be worked on/launched after Jailbreak is released.
GMod Divisional Updates More about this can be found here.
A new server was released, managed by GlorifiedPig, called “Don’t Blink” and is located in Europe. The IP Address is 126.96.36.199:27019
- The League of Legends division is up and we have weekly in-house events. We are looking for some dedicated members to help run the events more consistently.
- We are in need of more writers! If you're interested, click here.
This month, it seems that we’ve got a lot to look forward to. After speaking with Roy, it seems that there will be three CS:GO servers up to begin with. The three servers coming back to GFL are: Surf Timer, Jailbreak, and 1v1 Arena. Roy and iTaco will be managing the Surf Timer server, but a manager for Jailbreak or Arena is yet to be announced, but is currently being considered and presumably announced as the servers develop.
One of our community’s forgotten game servers, Rust, has received a new breath of life in the form of a new manager with a familiar name to our older members: VirusKing. Virus is one of three people who run a successful large Rust server as a hobby, and has agreed to come back to GFL to assist our server reach new heights! With his ideas and management, we can be sure to put Rust back on the GFL map, and in our hearts once again.
This month has seen many promotions for many of the divisions here at GFL. One of which is TheJitFace, as the newest Server Manager for Pirates, Vikings & Knights II. With a new manager and a possible switch from our US NFO server to our EU/UK servers, the simple server may once again become one of the more popular servers in the sourcemod game. We’ll see, Jit!
Also affected this month is our home, the forums. With Steam integration updating, linking accounts has never been smoother. However, along with the update we lost the ability to integrate discord accounts at this time. As part of the updating, the community Shoutbox also got a tune up, updating to fix emote bugs. Another large change was the banner being replaced with an official GFL image, and profile cover photo’s opacity getting increased to allow visibility.
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CWRP changed to Imperial RP
This month in GFL, we had witnessed the release of a new division within the community. Classic survival-builder game ‘Terraria’ is now home to a GFL server, lead by new Server Manager Elliot. With it being freshly set up by this SM alone, it had spawned overnight thanks to Benroy and Xy as well. The server is set to be a building one, with pvp included. Here’s hoping to seeing many old and new faces alike come and checking out GFL Terraria!
In other news, our newest GMod server, CWRP, has turned to the dark side with an eventful switch to Imperial RP. There are 11 new battalions from Stormtrooper to Sith to be a part of, along with new character models, new jobs to perform, and new tryouts for these battalions. Take part in a variety of tasks such as Attack/Defense missions, Assassinations, and Invasions! The server is currently locked from the public but expects to be ready within the month! Will you succumb to the dark side?
On the Social side of GFL, there’s been a major change to some roles/positions. The newly-reinstated council was disbanded and rebranded as Team Leaders, each one in charge of a certain aspect instead of a general field. Benroy as TL of Moderators, Pyros as TL of Event Management, and Unknown leading Public Relations. All current moderators that made the cut now have perms across our discord, our ts3 server, and our forums, PR spreads the word about GFL while maintaining a happy relationship between members and community, and Event Managers can plan events for the divisions or even discord events! The remaining council members Crusty and FlyingJoe were dispurst to the ARMA project (Crusty) and co-leader of Media Team (FlyingJoe) in the meantime. Here’s to looking up, GFL!
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GCC: PUBG Extravaganza
Date: October 6th, 2018 - 3-6 Eastern
GFL Terraria: Terraria was released on 26th May 2011, over 7 years ago.
Imperial RP: With Imperial coming after Clone Wars, the switch indicates time passing, and was launched with the event: Order 66, a major plot point in the series.
With the merge, we have now 11 mods (not including higher-ups with the same perms) to take care of our social platforms!