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Another update!

Bad news. It seems most datacenters that I was in talks with in NYC have backed out of wanting to host a server that has the requirements it would take to host NS2 servers.

The good news about all this is the current hoster seems to have fixed their lag issues.

All that being said - I'm going to keep the donation link up.

To those of you who have already donated with the understanding that the costs were going to a new server, I've already spoken to most of you. I'm going to get in touch with the rest of you now.

I'm keeping it up so that those who wish to contribute to server costs can do so. Anyone is welcome to.

But as always, please understand that if you contibute please don't expect any special treatment. You can't buy your way into this server. We don't operate like that at [TA].


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Update! :

It’s that time again.

Because of the problems we’ve been experiencing with all the lag and the fact that the datacenter has not resolved the issue yet - I’ve decided to move the server.

The problem is that I’m moving it to New York.

Because of this, I’ve got to build a new server. The current one is nearing the end of its life since it was overclocked running 24/7 for almost four years. The CPU just isn’t reliable anymore.

I know that many people have approached me asking to help again, so here it is.

If you would like to help, by all means, I appreciate it. It would be selfish of me to refuse it when so many members of the community have approached me insisting on helping.

Please don’t feel required or forced. Only do it if you want to.

And I hate having to say this, but remember, anyone who is donating is doing it to help the community. While I appreciate it greatly, my standard has always been everyone’s equal on my server.

And while I’ve already said it, I thank those who helped when the DDoS issue came around. You have my gratitude.

Please also understand if you’ve donated before by no means do I expect it again, or would even ask it again. I don’t think I can control whether or not you guys see this update :)

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If you're a regular at the [TA] House of Awesome in Natural Selection 2, then you're aware that the server has been down a lot lately.

The reason is that we've been DDoSed near constantly. We're not sure where it's originating from and we have no leads. We can only assume, and it''s never good to do that.

The good news is that there's DDoS protection offered by my hoster.

The bad news is that this protection comes at a price, and well, a pretty high one at that.

I've always held myself to the standard of never asking for donations and never accepting them when they're offered. But the amount needed to reinforce the servers and help with the DDoSing is more than I can afford. The only options I have is to take down the servers, or ask for help.

Since this began people have come to me offering and asking to donate simply to help keep the servers up. It's time I swallowed my pride and accepted their help. This all has made me realize that the servers are now more of a community than just belonging to one person. They mean a lot to everyone and as such, I need to give everyone the opportunity to help.

So here we are. If you'd like to pitch in, any amount helps. These funds, if raised, will *only* be used for the server.

That being said, if you donate please don't expect any special treatment. I will not be giving a single person special attention or treatment simply because they've donated. If you're doing this, you're doing this because you want to support the server, not yourself. If that caveat bothers you then please do not donate.

Otherwise that's about it guys. If you have any questions, you know how to contact me!
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