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UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Sat Nov 25, 2017 15:58 UTC

There are currently a few issues with COD4 servers, and hardware is from years ago, so an upgrade is long overdue. We can do this with the current hosting, so IPs for existing games stays the same. It is also possible to get additional hosting if needed. Hardware must be capable of running a bit more than required, so there is room for extra load and possible additional game servers.

Most suitable for this, regarding price/performance ratio, is Intel Xeon E3-12xx series (v2+ preferably) or some good i7 offer. Today you can get initial E3-127x offers for $99-$109/month, but we can get a special deal for only $79.99/mo! The only condition is to pay 6 months in advance, there is also additional yearly discount, but the difference is minimal. On top of that we can get even better setup for a little more, but this largely depends on your contributions.

Right now the minimum for 6-month payment is $479, with an option to get more power for ~$550-590:
You can donate via PayPal here: donate.html
- you can use different cards, even if you are not registered with PayPal
- if you prefer to use any other payment method, let me know

Feel free to post info about your donation below, or remain anonymous.

Update: month-to-month payment we got is $109 right now, 6-month prepayment the best option.
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby KC » Mon Nov 27, 2017 13:39 UTC

Well santa brought us back dyn for christmas :)
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Tue Nov 28, 2017 14:17 UTC

Keep in mind, above numbers are total $ needed to upgrade servers. We also need to pay hosting with existing hardware, so in case we get less, we keep running things as before.
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby rookie » Fri Jan 05, 2018 16:26 UTC

$20 for the cause
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Postby rookie » Sun Feb 04, 2018 21:47 UTC

$20 more,hope it helps
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Postby rookie » Mon Mar 05, 2018 03:15 UTC

$20 awesome servers
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Postby rookie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 02:21 UTC

Just put in $20
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Postby dyn » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:45 UTC

rookie wrote:Just put in $20

Thanks! Much appreciated!
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Postby rookie » Sun May 06, 2018 23:24 UTC

$20.00 donated
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Postby fallout » Mon May 07, 2018 12:43 UTC

Thankyou rook.

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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Tue May 08, 2018 10:21 UTC

Thanks!
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Tue May 22, 2018 20:15 UTC

6 months will be over in a few days, so donations would be welcome, in order to prepay for another 6 months we need $479 (79.99 x 6) for the base price + extras, which amounts to approx. 550 USD.

In case that's not possible we can maintain the same setup for $99/mo. It all depends on your contributions, all of which are much appreciated!
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Tue May 29, 2018 23:20 UTC

To make something clear, info above is total expenses. Donations can be lower, of course. :)

Those who donate $50 or more can also get their GUID whitelisted, which means you are immune to auto-ban or admins having a bad day. Of course, whitelisting is not a free pass to cheat/hax.

>>> https://vogonhq.com/donate.html <<<
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby SgtSkidmarks » Wed Jun 27, 2018 22:37 UTC

$50 for the server(COD4), would have donated more but dont wanna get burned if server goes down :/
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:25 UTC

Thanks SgtSkidmarks, much appreciated! :)

I can guarantee you, if the worst happens you get your money back - no question about it. Right now everything is still rather low, otherwise i would remove that notice by now.
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Postby dyn » Fri Jun 29, 2018 07:07 UTC

Thanks KC! :)
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Postby roadrunner » Sat Jul 07, 2018 02:41 UTC

Hello, I am new here but not new on your server. Want to help keep it going. May I ask how much more is needed to stay above water??
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Wed Jul 11, 2018 02:45 UTC

Welcome!

A few hundred (total) to prepay for 6-month period, otherwise we pay month-to-month, which is a bit more expensive. Basically, numbers from the first post. I also cover the rest, but it can add up over time.
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby Kr3m » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:49 UTC

Hi. I'm sorry you took my previous post as an advertisement. I was genuinely trying to help you save some money. I am curious for more info on the vogon mod since as I mentioned I also run some servers and have worked on a few mods in the past.
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby fallout » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:48 UTC

I will pass this on to the Server Administrator.

But, in the meantime, you should familiarize yourself with how gaming servers and games in general function.


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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby Kr3m » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:58 UTC

I've run gaming servers for over 20 years. I'm pretty sure I'm good there. A little lost on your meaning.
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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby fallout » Sun Jan 20, 2019 14:28 UTC

My apologies. I assumed when I shouldn't have.

When I read your post, you mentioned "Mod". I'll assume you were referring to the Quake3 Arena server's we have. We have them covered. They are provided free of charge.
The two Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare server's we have, are hosted on two separate server's. Each with it's own IP and Port. If we were to switch to the Cloud we would lose
both IP's and the Port and start all over again to replace the players that we would lose by switching. This is the reason - see below:

From what I understand, gaming in the Cloud is basically a streaming service that requires a minimum of 50mb's D/L speed. And that's where the problem resides.
Most of our players ( approximately 85% ) are from 3rd World countries. Where the average D/L speed is less than 5mb's. They're average Ping to either of our
server's is well above 200ms. It would even be worse switching to the Cloud. I'm not going to even go to the Security issues that Cloud Computing is known for.

In a nut shell, I can give you a 99% probability that he won't go for your 'service'. But, lets wait, and see what he says.

Thankyou for your interest.


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Re: UPGRADING SERVERS! (donations welcome!)

Postby dyn » Wed Jan 23, 2019 15:05 UTC

Well, not sure what this was about, but we use customized setup. Expenses are not that high overall when it comes to gaming servers, but it adds up, especially if we want to prepay to get discounts. This is about COD4.

Meanwhile, Quake 3 (id Software game released in 1999) is over, since 2010 or so. You can get a few players online now and then today, but this is not the same as 10-15-20-30+ player games which made our VOGON mod (Quake 3 customization) really excel. Right now Q3 servers take almost no resources, they are mostly idling. Even bots, when alone or far away from each other, will go to idle cycle and stop roaming around. Q3 doesn't need any special hosting or anything in general.

In any case, thanks for the offer, we appreciate when people care about things. However, all we need right now is support in the form of donations to keep things online.
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