Australia Pure-NS2

endarendar Join Date: 2010-07-27 Member: 73256Posts: 620Members, Squad Five Blue
Hi all,

I write with some sadness to announce that the Australia Pure NS2 servers will be taken down indefinitely. It was started as a place to play for myself and anyone else in the small NS2 community to play, expecting only to ever host about 12 people for a couple hours a day. Currently there is a server full for almost the entire night, and that’s on a quiet day.

Please don't post below to ask me to keep it up, as that cannot happen. However if you have access to Power, Good network (5mbps upload+) and a room that is not too hot, feel free to get in touch with me, I'd love to be able to continue this but I don’t expect it to happen.
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  • ArkantiArkanti pub baddie Join Date: 2011-07-22 Member: 111781Posts: 694Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow
    Thank you for keeping the servers up for as long as you did, without you there would be no Australian NS2 community.
    Mr. Arkanti
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  • WorthyRivalWorthyRival Black Armor Division Join Date: 2006-11-07 Member: 58470Posts: 557Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    So very disappointing they are the only servers worth playing on in AUS.

    A big thank you Endar for everything you have done for NS2.
    Worthy's Co_Maps.
    ns2_co_assault Fourms, Workshop,
    ns2_co_nest Fourms, Workshop,
    ns2_co_chuteout Fourms, Workshop,
    ns2_co_portals Marine Start and Room 5 Fourms, Workshop,

    Worthy's NS2_Maps.
    ns2_nanogrid Fourms, Workshop,

    Worthy's XS_Maps.
    xs_maze Workshop,

    Worthy's Marine Vs Marine Maps.
    mvm_assault Workshop,
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  • KhyronKhyron Join Date: 2012-02-02 Member: 143308Posts: 498Members
    Oh man this is sad news. The Aus Pure servers were really kick arse and well maintained, you did a great job for the community as Arkanti said.
    Spending more time on the forums than in the game. Since build 209.
    Team + local voice communication
  • Raven_XIRaven_XI Join Date: 2003-01-08 Member: 12032Posts: 159Members, Constellation
    Where an I going to NS2 now? :(
  • kababkabab Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24384Posts: 560Members, Constellation
    NS2 just died in Australia :(

    They really need to fix the NS2 server so it can run on a normal machine...
  • assbdaassbda Join Date: 2011-05-02 Member: 96737Posts: 253Members
    edited April 2012
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    i like me. do you like me?
  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,594Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer admin
    Endar your post actually gave me a knot in my throat.

    Without Aus Pure, NS2HD would never, ever have happened. Your servers are what allowed filming of 80% of NS2HD videos, and pretty much 100% of them before about Build 180.

    Check your PM inbox mate.
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  • elodeaelodea Editlodea Join Date: 2009-06-20 Member: 67877Posts: 1,767Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Thanks for all the fish
    Gorge bilebomb forever.
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,371NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
    Damnit! The pure servers were the only aussie servers worth playing on.

    If someone wants to organise a fundraiser to host an aussie server, I'd pitch AUD$10 a month towards it.

    --Scythe--
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  • nUfl0wnUfl0w Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42412Posts: 235Members
    I would go so far to say that it was the only decent server in asia/australia. I am currently stuck in China and here are no good servers. Even though I had ~200ms to your servers they gave me a awesome experience and the possibility to continue playing ns2. Thats gone now :(
    cheers - Dolce & Lebowski
  • twilitebluetwiliteblue bug stalker Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13116Posts: 1,757Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue
    edited April 2012
    (Edit)
    It's not an April Fool's joke? Nooooo!

    We'll miss your servers Endar. Hope you won't vanish from the NS2 scene as well!
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • DrakennzDrakennz Join Date: 2012-03-11 Member: 148620Posts: 120Members
    edited April 2012
    This truly is sad. On a positive note i will be hosting a server in New Zealand (not too far across the ditch) very soon, currently it begins to run a little strange when more than 10 or so people join so im working out some kinks. From tonight on i will have this running in lieu of Aus Pure so you all have somewhere to play. Please feel free to PM with with any questions or feedback on the server so i cant get it all working right for everyone. Endar has helped me set this up so please bare with me while i get it 100%.

    Look out for: Frag Space NS2 - will be live from 8.30pm NZ time (6.30pm NSW Time)

    :-)


    Great job Endar your servers will be greatly missed.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • AlchemyAlchemy Join Date: 2005-02-08 Member: 40330Posts: 27Members
    Thankyou Endar. The Aus/NZ NS2 community was only possible because of you.

    A major hurdle for NS2 to suceed is the availability of servers that run on standard server/desktop hardware which in turn allows service providers to sell servers as a service. Ive been searching for somewhere that I can colocate a server but bandwith on top of rack space costs makes this impossible (at least in Aus and New Zealand).







  • scottyscotty Join Date: 2011-07-01 Member: 107400Posts: 115Members
    KEEP IT UP!!
    Like the moon, an enigma,
    Lost and alone in the night
    Damned by some heavenly stigma,
    But blazing with light!
  • CodeineCodeine Join Date: 2010-11-22 Member: 75155Posts: 515Members
    damn, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks for the fun times endar
  • glimmermanglimmerman Join Date: 2004-04-29 Member: 28300Posts: 643Members, Constellation
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  • UzguzUzguz Join Date: 2003-06-05 Member: 17016Posts: 342Members, Constellation
    Don't all of the other Australian servers suck balls?

    Anyone have a backup plan?
  • WackOhWackOh Join Date: 2004-07-25 Member: 30100Posts: 39Members
    edited April 2012
    ive only ever seen one other AUS server, lerk server or something?

    where the hell do we all play now?!!?

    edit: forgot to say thx for hosting the aus pure servers for as long as you have!!!
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • DrakennzDrakennz Join Date: 2012-03-11 Member: 148620Posts: 120Members
    QUOTE (Drakennz @ Apr 2 2012, 07:09 PM) »
    This truly is sad. On a positive note i will be hosting a server in New Zealand (not too far across the ditch) very soon, currently it begins to run a little strange when more than 10 or so people join so im working out some kinks. From tonight on i will have this running in lieu of Aus Pure so you all have somewhere to play. Please feel free to PM with with any questions or feedback on the server so i cant get it all working right for everyone. Endar has helped me set this up so please bare with me while i get it 100%.

    Look out for: Frag Space NS2 - will be live from 8.30pm NZ time (6.30pm NSW Time)

    :-)


    Great job Endar your servers will be greatly missed.



    You play here :D
    Drakennz a.k.a NaturaLErectioN (NS1)
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    Project Leader/Lead Designer - | ns2_addison|
  • Visor1Visor1 Join Date: 2012-01-13 Member: 140300Posts: 69Members
    A big thanks for having kept them up this long. Hopefully we can find a permenant solution.
  • FlawlessFlawless Join Date: 2011-05-02 Member: 96806Posts: 6Members
    edited April 2012
    Endar, Your contribution to Ns2 is only overshadowed by your skill as an NS2 player.
    Your servers’ direct and indirect (through NS2HD) influence on the NS2 community is leagues more than what could be asked of one man.
    Just wanted to add my 2cents of gratitude because I feel if all the people you helped join NS2 did the same you'd be a very wealthy man
    You've raised the Australasian NS2 community to what it is, and now it's time for it to leave your servers' warm embrace and stand on its own two feet.
    With people like Drakennz in the ranks I think we will survive.

    So a thanks for baring with us for all this time
    Instead of people seeing it as "you stepping down from your job" in reality it’s more like "your job here is done!"
    ..and no-one should be sad or remorseful over a job well done.

    So here's to you Endar,
    Owed us nothing and gave us everything.
    You’re a Bloody Legend.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • zedesozedeso Join Date: 2010-11-24 Member: 75242Posts: 2Members
    Cheers endar, the servers were top notch while they were up & would've certainly helped countless people get excited about the game.
  • ceribikceribik Join Date: 2009-11-24 Member: 69492Posts: 56Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    Best servers in Aus... shame to see them go :(
    All the other servers are crap/laggy.

    I'd be willing to contribute some $$ towards another great server.
  • WorthyRivalWorthyRival Black Armor Division Join Date: 2006-11-07 Member: 58470Posts: 557Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    Same if it's a monetary issue I'm be willing to help offset costs to some degree.
    Worthy's Co_Maps.
    ns2_co_assault Fourms, Workshop,
    ns2_co_nest Fourms, Workshop,
    ns2_co_chuteout Fourms, Workshop,
    ns2_co_portals Marine Start and Room 5 Fourms, Workshop,

    Worthy's NS2_Maps.
    ns2_nanogrid Fourms, Workshop,

    Worthy's XS_Maps.
    xs_maze Workshop,

    Worthy's Marine Vs Marine Maps.
    mvm_assault Workshop,
    image
  • MrGreenMrGreen Join Date: 2010-12-10 Member: 75602Posts: 31Members
  • Karma.AUKarma.AU Join Date: 2012-04-02 Member: 149842Posts: 7Members
    Thanks for the great run endar.
    NS2 - apex. Karma
  • VoltaGe54VoltaGe54 Join Date: 2012-04-02 Member: 149841Posts: 2Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Thanks for the great games and the many laughs. I loved the original NS1 (and the WANS, AUSNS community that kept it strong) and I see this emerging again through the likes of Aussis such as yourself dedicating time to this fantastic game.

    I'm hooked and addicted. With my work I'm very time poor but I play whenever I can and I've only ever played on your servers. The admins have always been around to help, the servers are always breathing and bleeding edge and it will be a shame to see them go. I wish you all the best and hope to frag (but most probably be fragged) by you in the future.

    I know you said there is no chance of bringing them back online but please post if there is anything we can do to help. I'm not sure of the situation (whether it was a long extended favour or just became too expensive out of your own pocket to keep things running or the boss noticed that little computer in the corner hogging his bandwidth!) but either way, even if I could chip in to buy you a beer for what you've done so far I'd like to contribute somehow.

    Cheers

    Volt
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,830Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer admin
    Thanks for all your efforts and support for the NS2 community Endar. It has been appreciated. Good luck with your future projects. Hopefully someone in AUS will rise to the challenge.

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • Gorge_LucasGorge_Lucas Join Date: 2011-07-10 Member: 109352Posts: 60Members
    very sad

    props to you endar for keeping the servers going for so long.
  • BicsumBicsum Join Date: 2012-02-27 Member: 147596Posts: 725Members, Reinforced - Gold
    QUOTE (endar @ Apr 2 2012, 06:01 AM) »
    However if you have access to Power, Good network (5mbps upload+) and a room that is not too hot, feel free to get in touch with me, I'd love to be able to continue this



    QUOTE (Strayan (NS2HD) @ Apr 2 2012, 07:23 AM) »
    Check your PM inbox mate.


    There is hope for you guys :)
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