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News on our Game Server Hosting Situation

Arnox

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Alright. I just got off the phone with my ISP. I got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is due to reasonable security concerns, I can't host servers of any kind anymore while I'm away at college. The good(ish) news is that I'm now willing to pay for a separate server to host. There is some benefits to doing this though. For one, we'll have 100% uptime regardless of what someone else is doing. We can also contribute towards a server pool for the money. So it'll only cost each of us like 2 dollars a month if we all pitch in.

The first thing we need to establish though is, who wants to contribute to the pool, if at all? Note that you do NOT have to contribute! The more money we have though, the nicer the server we can get.

Here's the game suggestions we have so far.
UT2004
GMod
Grand Theft Auto V
Just Cause 2
Halo Online
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (not the gay ass one)
Team Fortress 2
Minecraft
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Skyrim Online
 
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gaijinkaiju

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Alright. I just got off the phone with my ISP. I got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is due to reasonable security concerns, I can't host servers of any kind anymore while I'm away at college. The good(ish) news is that I'm now willing to pay for a separate server to host. There is some benefits to doing this though. For one, we'll have 100% uptime regardless of what someone else is doing. We can also contribute towards a server pool for the money. So it'll only cost each of us like 2 dollars a month if we all pitch in.

The first thing we need to establish though is, who wants to contribute to the pool, if at all? Note that you do NOT have to contribute! The more money we have though, the nicer the server we can get.

Here's the game suggestions we have so far.
UT2004
GMod
Freelancer (doubtful due to low player counts)
Grand Theft Auto V
Just Cause 2
Halo Online
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (not the gay ass one)
Jedi Knight 3: Jedi Academy
Team Fortress 2
what about minecraft?
 

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EDIT: Removed JKA as me and Batt have pretty much played that game to hell and back. Also removed Freelancer because we don't have enough people for that.
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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Phantasy Star Online?
Giants: Citizen Kabuto?
Re-Volt?
Factorio?
Terraria?
Ballistics?
Project Eden?
Conquest: Frontier Wars?
Any H'n'S (Diablo-like) game?

For long term: 4X and Grand Strategy?

I must confess to having lost interest in most FPS and RTS games..
 

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ArmA is a good one that is still active, and can be used for "recruiting". It's very admin-heavy, though, from what I hear. Setting up the good mods and gametypes takes a lot of time and fiddling.
 

Arnox

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Phantasy Star Online?
Giants: Citizen Kabuto?
Re-Volt?
Factorio?
Terraria?
Ballistics?
Project Eden?
Conquest: Frontier Wars?
Any H'n'S (Diablo-like) game?

For long term: 4X and Grand Strategy?

I must confess to having lost interest in most FPS and RTS games..
Actually... Giants looks really interesting. I'll do some more investigating. We could also do Skyrim online now that I think about it.

I will absolutely admit though that the list is overly FPS heavy. Believe it or not, I actually tried not to do that, but I'm gonna be honest. The most customizable and supported multiplayer servers to run are usually FPS' and there's just no getting around that.

I would keep in mind though that even if we did an FPS, you can use it for chatting too. You don't actually have to play.

ArmA is a good one that is still active, and can be used for "recruiting". It's very admin-heavy, though, from what I hear. Setting up the good mods and gametypes takes a lot of time and fiddling.
Which one did you have in mind? (Although it's usually 2 or 3.)
 
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