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Stebbzor

  • September 2011
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« December 14, 2014, 02:55:25 PM » #12525
We depend on you


Hello fellow players and members of MoronYard, when we started back in 2011, we only had a small VPS and 2 servers, which were Smash and Slope. Then we added in Dodgeball and a Lobby for a few months.

I have been working on a brand new Lobby along with the mapper Taux. It has come a long way and isn't far from completion. The only thing really left to do is to finish nonSENSE's gamemode called Sanctuary, I'm sure most of you have heard about it. But when we spend hours and hours and shitload of time working on gamemodes and new content for you, it's because all of you inspire us to do so, by playing on our servers, helping us run it by donating and giving us feedback. Recently our servers have been crashing a lot and people have been complaining, the reason for all of this downtime is because me and nonSENSE have lost almost all of our motivation to work on MoronYard, which means lack of maintenance. Now the reason for the servers crashing is because we were still running on a small VPS (Virtual Private Server), until a few days ago, remember how the servers were down for a day? We decided to buy a Dedicated Server which costs us about twice what we were paying before. Now this is a big leap for us, considering all the chargebacks and credit card frauds we receive. Now I'm asking you dear MoronYard members! Can you help us out, we depend on you, it's mostly you who keep the servers up, all we are asking is that you suggest new content on these forums so we can archive it, and if you are feeling generous you can always donate.

What I am basically saying is that if we keep getting chargebacks and credit card frauds we will have to shut the servers down, and they will never be back up. And I'm not talking about next year, in the next months. So if you have any suggestions you would like to tell us to improve our servers and community, please post it, we will listen.

« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 02:58:44 PM by Stebbzor »

Lynameep

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  • January 2012
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« December 14, 2014, 03:42:47 PM » #12527
I feel like this kind of stuff should be brought up sooner. but anyways, putting the news section on the gmod loading screen would help raise awareness.
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CrimsonGuardian

  • November 2014
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« December 15, 2014, 01:06:08 AM » #12531
i will donate next year first month, last day of first month.
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Art

  • September 2011
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« December 15, 2014, 03:53:51 AM » #12534
I am going to be donating somewhere from $100-$200 on the 26th.

Art

  • September 2011
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« December 15, 2014, 03:55:17 AM » #12535
I will say that a goal should be set.
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CrimsonGuardian

  • November 2014
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« December 15, 2014, 09:50:09 PM » #12536
ya, i have an idea, can you post how much money you would need for the month, kinda like how much the server's cost to run.
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Willdy

  • September 2011
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« December 16, 2014, 12:59:22 AM » #12545
It's a really bold and noble act to post something like this, as the new year sets in hopefully it'll stop all the negativity in the community and allow us to all focus on the future, hitting it head on.

ya, i have an idea, can you post how much money you would need for the month, kinda like how much the server's cost to run.
I doubt they'll want to give out too much specific information but they can probably give you a small insight :)

I feel like this kind of stuff should be brought up sooner. but anyways, putting the news section on the gmod loading screen would help raise awareness.
I agree with this a lot, even if it's just a small notice about when something new (and important) is posted on the forum.

I am going to be donating somewhere from $100-$200 on the 26th.

i will donate next year first month, last day of first month.
Thank you both for your support <3
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Arvis

  • July 2013
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« December 16, 2014, 02:33:06 AM » #12547
Servers died because boink got demoted.
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Stebbzor

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« December 16, 2014, 05:48:36 AM » #12549
Boink's demotion literally had no impact on our player count. If anything the negativity stopped and players started coming back.
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CrimsonGuardian

  • November 2014
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« December 16, 2014, 11:01:41 PM » #12556
Boink's demotion literally had no impact on our player count. If anything the negativity stopped and players started coming back.
i don't even know who boink is. Im here for fun.
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Knoxed

  • September 2011
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« December 18, 2014, 01:39:26 PM » #12560
Try hosting other gamemodes. TTT being one for example, but heavily modified.

Just some ideas.
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TwerkingTurtle

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« December 29, 2014, 08:26:31 PM » #12587
Maybe try making other gamemodes that require less work to get going to broaden the player base. Like minigames, that has a lot of potential there are a lot of games for it already ported to gmod13. I just feel like the the gameplay of the servers are getting very bland making me play less. Another thing could be give more donation options, like buy a specific item with 'x' effect for '$x'. Make more event aswell, i will really looking forward to the halloween event and christmas event but neither came which disappoints me alot.

Some advice:
Even while you are working on a gamemode you should take a break from it so you can go on the servers and talk to the player base that doesnt come on the forums. There are very few people who actually come on here AND play on the servers. with that being said you can broaden who has say in what. Possibly add something in game for us to give you ideas on stuff. I saw something on shitfucker that let people vote for stuff that they liked. You could do something like that but the ideas be made by the players and the highest ranked stuff be at the top.

« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 08:33:25 PM by TwerkingTurtle »
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0Fox

  • November 2012
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« January 01, 2015, 10:27:59 PM » #12597
Try hosting other gamemodes. TTT being one for example, but heavily modified.

Just some ideas.
Murder gamemode better then TTT. :p
http://gmod.wikia.com/wiki/Murder
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0Fox

  • November 2012
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« January 02, 2015, 09:34:48 PM » #12602
2014 is bad year for players.
No christmas event.
No summer event.
No halloween event.
 :'(
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Stebbzor

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« January 03, 2015, 12:55:04 PM » #12603
2014 was a bad year overall, I lost some people that year and I guess it took away most of my motivation, and MoronYard had a lot of issues, but let's hope this year will be better!

And at Twerking Turtle, all gamemodes would require a lot of work cause we have to make sure all our stuff is compatible with the gamemode, like the scoreboard, intergrate achievements and settings from gamemodes, rewards and all that hazzle. But I can tell you there are 2 new gamemodes upcoming :)
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