The time has come. It has been a good run but all good things must come to an end. The server has had many ups and downs but for the most part, it was fun to manage. Unless the server gets a large uptick in the player base and or in donations March will be the final month. I don’t mind paying out of pocket when there’s a good amount of people there to enjoy it but it’s pointless to run a server for 5 people.
This isn’t the end of everything and this doesn’t rule out the possibility of coming back in the future. But for now, this is the end.
Throughout the nearly three and a half years this server has been up a lot happened. A lot of good and some bad.
Originally the server didn’t allow KOS(Killing on site), pretty much no killing without reason. This was interesting but it was definitely a pain to manage as it reports were pretty much he said she said. This actually attracted a decent following, there were probably 10 or so regulars at this time. This was fun but it did get boring.
Sometime later I discovered a plugin which allowed you to create NPCs that could be made to run around certain areas. I put some military guys at the airfield, some zombie-like ones at the power plant, and some bandits at some random red towns. This was a lot of fun and a lot of people liked it but it was a hassle to have to set up every wipe as they had to be made one at a time.
A while after NPCs I found another plugin which let you place and builds stuff anywhere. This made for some interesting stuff at the red towns. It also saved the day a few times when ladders at radtowns were broken by an update. This plugin also allowed you to spawn animals. Left click spawned 1, right-click continued to spawn them while held. Accidently hold that for a second and you have yourself a few thousand chickens. This ended up crashing the server and making it unplayable for a little while before I got it fixed.
It took a while but there was a period where the server population exploded. I actually had to increase the server cap and get a new host. Unfortunately, it didn’t last.
With the uptick in the population, it was inevitable that there would be some cheaters that would come and ruin the fun. This was one of the few guaranteed cheaters that got banned. He wasn’t exactly the brightest because he ended up bragging about it to players which is when I stepped in. After eavesdropping on a few conversations and catching him using ESP he was taken care of. Thanks to TheMilkMan for helping expose him.
During the time that the server was doing good, there were a lot of new people joining. This group happened to be Chinese. The server was solo-duo-trio at this time so I often went around checking if people are breaking the rules. This group got accused of cheating which they very well could have been but after watching them for a while I couldn’t confirm it. They were off the hook for a bit. That is until I checked their base. They had at least 20 people in their group. Spoiler alert they all got banned.
That’s much it, there are more stories but these were probably the most memorable. I’d like to thank the community for a good time and I hope you enjoyed playing on our servers. But as I stated earlier this isn’t the end forever, it may come back in the future. The Discord server and steam group will remain open, but if you want the latest news I recommend joining the Discord server. So for now, its goodbye but I hope to see you in game or in the discord.