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General Discussion / Re: nostalgia gang
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:44:19 PM »
I cringe at my post history though. .w.

Me too

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Help & Support / Re: Hat Creation Problem
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:05:19 AM »
Should work now.

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General Discussion / Re: Noah for Promotion.
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:04:38 PM »
I am all in favor.

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News & Announcements / Re: Future of MoronYard
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:48:56 AM »
Would definitely love to see the servers come back as I've mentioned before, but from an Admin perspective I can completely understand the problems faced.

Thank you so much for the opportunity and possibilities Nonsense <3

Well, the people have spoken. We are covered for about 4 months of server uptime  :)

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Help & Support / Re: Smash is bugged
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:51:48 PM »
Has been restarted, will invest some time on the weekend to make the server a bit more stable.

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News & Announcements / Re: Future of MoronYard
« on: November 03, 2017, 10:01:45 AM »
Why dont use free ubuntu and all free packages with it? Empty ubuntu takes around 50mb RAM and like none CPU usage..
While getting rid of the license cost for windows is nice, the overhead on the windows server is not that high either. Furthermore, we ran Smash on a Ubuntu 14.04 distribution for a couple of days and noticed some strange behavior in physics as well as certain map just being broken. To add onto that, some of the modules we use internally for our addons and gamemodes are not working properly on linux and would have to be replaced.

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News & Announcements / Re: Future of MoronYard
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:34:57 PM »
Barring that, i would like to request more donation methods, this way i can help moronyard without having to have a paypal, as all i have is a card

This is a very good point and I will be offering payment through Stripe, which allows you to use credit cards.

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News & Announcements / Future of MoronYard
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:20:09 PM »
It has been over a year since the servers officially shut down, and I have received dozens of questions about the future of the community, requests to re-open the servers and offers from people who were interested in taking over / buying the community.

I wanna take the time to answer a few of these questions and give an outlook of what the future might hold for MY.

Why did the servers have to shut down?

A few reasons:

  • Donations were dipping to a point where I had to pay for almost 80% of the server costs out of my own pocket in the months prior to the shutdown.
  • Lack of motivation to develop new features and provide new content on my end saw the number of updates and events fall to an all-time low.


How much were the server costs?

At the peak of activity in the community, we ran 15 servers on a single dedicated host, which maxed out resources on said machine. Here's a short breakdown of what the monthly server costs were

  • Dedicated host: 250
  • Windows license: 15
  • Database + Web server: 60
  • Various licenses + software: 20
  • Additional traffic on gameserver: 10-20

This leaves us at roughly 350 / month to run all of the servers.


Why didn't you just keep a single server running?

The aforementioned sum sadly does not scale down very well to a single server. While we can run 15 servers for 350, running server costs more than 350 / 15 = 23.3. In fact, this is a breakdown of what it would cost to run 1 server:

  • Dual core / 2 GB /SSD - Virtual Machine, serving 20 players: 15
  • Database + Web server: 60 (could potentially be scaled down to 30)
  • Various licenses + software: 20

The components which are essential and can cover up to 15-20 servers (DB) will likely stay the same, which brings the cost of a single server to around 65- 80. From there, adding another server only costs 15, and it scales upwards.


What does this mean for MoronYard?

Donations for Garry's Mod communities are usually a hard thing to come by, and we have been very blessed to have such a loyal and generous core of active players in our community, which kept the community up and running for many years.

In order to commemorate our Halloween Event tradition, I have decided to start up a Virtual Machine running an instance of Smash. The server will remain online for at least this week.

You can find the server at the following IP:


66.150.121.31:27015


I am currently evaluating if we can get the community going again. In order for that to happen, we need to have active players, donations and motivation on my end.

Please let me know in here, or in the steam group if you want the community to come back or if you are willing to support us.

Thanks, and happy Halloween everyone!


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Bans & Appeals / Re: Kanuken's Ban Appeal
« on: March 27, 2016, 11:32:13 AM »
Unbanned.

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Bans & Appeals / Re: Field_Sweeper's Ban Appeal
« on: March 10, 2016, 03:43:18 PM »
Not a chance in hell. You cost us a few months worth of donations in damages due to chargeback fees.

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Bans & Appeals / Re: Zarcos emote ban appeal
« on: March 05, 2016, 11:39:06 AM »
Unbanned.

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Puzzles / Re: Let's make a new map!
« on: February 29, 2016, 06:00:20 PM »
Also only crane puzzles. PLEASE.

FTFY.

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Help & Support / Re: Auction Help
« on: February 16, 2016, 09:53:38 PM »
I have unlocked the items in your bank, and added 2 goldbars to your inventory queue for the huge delay in response. Sorry about that. I am further looking into what caused the issue in the first place.

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Help & Support / Re: Auction Help
« on: February 15, 2016, 07:28:24 PM »
Hi, sorry for the delay. I am looking into the issue and hope to resolve it as soon as possible.

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MoronYard Discussion / Re: Wiki Account Request
« on: February 04, 2016, 09:33:59 PM »

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