Hiya gang… yes it’s me, I am posting news, and no the world is not about to end nor did hell freeze over. Hah ;-P I know it’s been awhile. I’ve just been very very busy lately with work and other things. Went to the E-5 promotion board and passed, then went directly from that to PLDC, which is a manditory sixteen-day course for up and coming NCO’s, and then having to play catch-up at work after coming back. And of course doin’ all sorts of diving every free chance I can. I’ll get my stripes in less than a month from now so things are just gonna get even busier for me, at least starting out. Plus I am working on moving up to North Shore in three weeks time. So yeah, ya wont see me as much til the start of the next year. However…
We’ve got some new things in store for all of ya. Suck wants to revamp the DoD:S server to try and revive it, he has some ideas concerning some custom maps. His computer just took a giant shit less than 24 hours ago so if he can’t do what he wants to do soon, I will try to accomidate him this weekend. Also, we now have a fourth server up (third game box) which will be used for all of our match servers (goin back to two at least for CS:S) and other game titles. It’s located in Houston, TX, and G$ is hosting it for us (thank you Greg!)… your ping to it should be pretty much the same as it is to our existing servers, and be sure to check the msgboard post that goes with this news post for the IP. This one is a beast – it’s the dualie 3GHz Xeon w/ 4GB ram that I had at HF LAN #6. All sorts of horsepower to play with. So expect to see the new match servers up this weekend, and maybe some other surprises as well soon afterwards.
Battlefield 2 – server #2, as always, is doin’ just fine. Why #1 is so hard to keep populated, even when we make it just like #2… well, I am not sure. What I think it is, is that for whatever reason, the IP address that #1 resides on isn’t being reported correctly like #2 is. What I am going to do soon after this post is contact our game server provider and ask them to contact EA to find out exactly what the fuck is goin’ on. I’ll keep ya posted.
One last tidbit before I wrap this up – there’s a site I recently discovered, called Reverb1. It’s like Myspace in a lot of ways (free to sign up and use, blogging, messaging, profiles) but it’s better in a lot of ways. For starters it’s new – not even two months old, there’s less than 300 people on it at the moment. Second, it’s written in PHP, versus ColdFusion/ASPX like Myspace… the site feels real smooth. Third – no fucking ads ;-) And really the best thing are the people I’ve already met, including the owner. Almost all of ’em are from Washington state, but I try not to hold that against ’em… ;-) It caters a lot more to adults, so the blogs ya read and the conversation are a lot better. I tried Myspace a couple months ago because several of my real-life friends are on it, and it’s a good way to keep in touch with some friends ya haven’t seen in a long while, but I didn’t like being bombarded with msgs from people/kids I didn’t even know, and the site being down a lot of times. So if any of ya out there use Myspace, I suggest giving Reverb1 a chance. If ya do, look me up and say hello, I go by my first name there (if ya don’t know it by now, I can’t help you :-P ). Link banner for the place is to the left, can’t miss it.
Alright… that’s all I got for ya for tonight. Check back in a lil while, there will be at the very least a Turkey Day post, and any significant changes to the game servers will be commented on as well. Have a good one gang, see ya online.