Archive for January, 2006

New server goodness, HF clan defeats TIT 24-6

By K2 on January 31st, 2006 at 2:07 am EST

Oh snap. Our server made it’s way to it’s new home in Dallas this afternoon, and went live a few hours afterwards. I logged in, tweaked the box a bit, checked to make sure all was well with everything, and made the annoucement on IRC. Got a small game going, got my ass handed to me, as this was the first time I’ve played in almost two months, took note of how my ping never went above 95ms in-game *all the way from Hawaii*, and logged out to enjoy some dinner. Server is running damn smooth folks. While the traceroute to the actual server IP is one hop more than it is to the colo4dallas.com website, pings are outstanding – just as good if not better than when we were with Insomnia365. We’ll see how things pickup over time, but it’s safe to say that we found a great home for our very own hardware.

Just in case ya missed it, the IP is 65.99.197.114, default port for the pub, port 27500 for the private match server.

Hardfought clan came out strong tonight against Team TIT (before ya ask, I dunno what TIT stands for :-P ), defeating them on de_cbble. As it stands right now, we’re 2-0-0 for season four CAL-O. Hoping this season we can make playoffs and break into CAL-M based on our skill, rather than just a foregone namesake *coughfontanacough*. Hah ;-)

That’s all i got for ya tonight gang. Please have a go at the new server IP, you wont be disappointed. Let’s get things back to the way they were just a couple months ago. See ya for now.

HF game server moving back to Dallas

By K2 on January 27th, 2006 at 10:07 pm EST

I’m making this post just in case none of ya noticed Suck’s oh-so-subtle news post about our server query block to the right, hah ;-)

Before I say anything else, I want everyone to thank Greg (G$) for graciously hosting one of my rackmount servers for us at his place of work down in Houston to help keep the CS:S pub and match ports alive – free of charge. G$ went out of his way, giving up some of his personal time, to set up the box and making sure everything was running as it should, and then having to field all of the questions and requests I’d hit him with on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the network backbone Greg’s place of work ties into isn’t exactly the best from a gamer’s standpoint, which is why we took the server down the other day, and are moving it to a new home. Many thanks Greg for taking care of us in the interm!

Now, about our new home… I will be co-locating one of my two rackmount servers at http://www.colo4dallas.com – top-notch facility. Points of presence with several tier-1 internet backbone carriers, the major ones being Level3 and Internap. Yeah that’s right, Internap ;-) Not familiar with ’em? Do some research, look ’em up. Frankly, I am surprised Insomnia365 doesn’t have a contract with them. Bottom line though gang, is that your pings are gonna be just as good, if not better, than what they were before. And your traceroutes will most likely be a couple hops less than previously. Add all that up with a machine that’s actually faster (think dual Xeon 3GHz, 4GB ECC DDR SDRAM, and dual Ultra320 SCSI hard drives in a RAID 0 array) than the boxes we were leasing from i365… yeah. Game on folks :-P The cool thing about this is, the monthy fee is substantially less than what myself and the benefactors were having to shell out for beforehand. That doesn’t mean it’s cheap, but it is low enough that I feel it’s worth doing, in providing all of ya a decent place to play on network/hardware-wise. As far as the community and admins go… well, we already got that bit covered.

Launch time should be sometime January 30th… maybe the 31st. The IP address will be 65.99.197.114 once I get everything checked out and setup. And before ya ask… no, there wont be any BF2 on this machine, if for anything because as far as I know, colo4dallas.com does not have any type of ranked server ip reservation with EA Games. That and my contract is for only 1000GB data transfer per month, and BF2 would eat that up in half that time. So it’s just gonna be CS:S (pub and match) for the time being.

So spread the word, help get the CS:S pub goin again like it was when we were with i365… shouldn’t be a problem once people see how good the pings and routing are gonna be. Hell, I may even install Source again ;-) Have a good weekend folks, see ya again soon…

Hmm…

By Suck. on January 25th, 2006 at 3:20 am EST

Given the recent decline in activity and that I haven’t seen a single post about it on the forums, I’m not sure if anyone has even noticed that Hardfought CS:S is not responding. Even if people had, there hasn’t been an anouncement or an explanation. It’s a shame that gaming servers can’t speak for themselves. If only there were some way to check, like maybe a server query or something…

hF vs. Organized Killing Unit

By K2 on January 24th, 2006 at 7:58 am EST

Hardfought won their first match of the season Monday night. Hardfought > OKU 16-0 after failing to produce 5 players listed on their roster with matching steam IDs. They had four easily enough but unfortunately were unable to secure a fifth. After 30 minutes they volunteered the forfeit. Bokuden, their manager, was very apologetic and wished Hardfought Clan a good rest of the season.

We have three weeks to make this match up. We’re undecided on whether or not we will at this point. We do plan on scrimming OKU on Dust2 sometime, just for fun.

gg OKU

HF BF2 continues thanks to Porn… ?

By K2 on January 2nd, 2006 at 3:40 pm EST

What’s this? We have porn to thank for the Hardfought BF2 server continuing on? While porn my have a great many positive attributes (hah :-P ), we can’t give the porn industry credit. It’s the clan *known as* Porn who we have to thank here. This team has been playing on our BF2 server almost since its inception, and they have generously offered to continue running it after I cancelled my contract with Insomnia365. The IP address is 72.36.157.164:16567, and you can find these guys either on the server, or on their site at http://www.pornbc.com – they have forums so give ’em a shout out. All HF admins have also been granted an admin spot on this new server if they so choose, which is pretty fuckin’ cool in my opinion. The config is the same as it was before, it’s ranked, ya got the same admins, and pretty much the same quality of players/competition… so whatcha waitin’ for? Go play ;-)

Hope ya’ll had a Happy New Year… I did. Kept things low key and relaxed. Was much better than last years new years day (read: Iraq), by a long shot ;-)

Take care gang, see ya around.