BlueFangSolutions.com NS2 Game Server Hosting

BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
edited July 2014 in Server Discussion
 
Hello Natural Selection 2 fans,
 
www.BlueFangSolutions.com was one of the first GSP's to provide managed hosting for NS2. We started hosting on release day and have been hosting ever since! We have obtained a large customer base for this game and we hope it continues to grow as we serve the community.
 
Would you like to have your own NS2 server? We support slots 6-24 and with the recent optimizations to the servers' stability we have seen as much as a 30% increase in performance for slots 18-24! If you would like to rent your own simply go to our NS2 Order Page and fill out all the fields and go through the checkout process.
 
Available Locations:
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Dallas, TX
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
London, UK
Dusseldorf, Germany
 
Bluefang Features:
BFSGameCP (Stop/Start - CPU Usage & Core information)
NS2 Web Admin (map rotation, mod installation, basic administrative duties, player list, tickrate reports)
Web-Based File Manager (Direct FTP Access available via 3rd party applications as well)
24/7 Bluefang Customer Support (live chat, email, TS3, steam, xfire)
 
As always we love to hear your feedback! Please post in this thread with your experiences or go to http://www.ghreviews.com/bluefangsolutions/ and check out our reviews or add one of your own! We are also the #1 GSP on ghreviews listed at http://www.ghreviews.com/category/top-20/
 
Regards,
 
BluefangServers
 
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  • KarrdeKarrde Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16264Members Posts: 182
    Would help us out if you gave us hardware specs and how many servers on average operate out of the same box. Any details would be appreciated.
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  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    QUOTE (Karrde @ Oct 31 2012, 03:04 PM) »
    Would help us out if you gave us hardware specs and how many servers on average operate out of the same box. Any details would be appreciated.


    Updated original post with more information.
  • eLboteLbot Join Date: 2012-09-13 Member: 159229Members Posts: 97 Fully active user
    edited November 2012
    You're a brave brave soul to try and make money off of NS2 server instances at the moment.

    If I were to rent an 16 slot today - exactly what spec would I be getting? How about a 20 slot?

    Fairly concerning that you declare a 20% cushion and then say you can sell 24 slots, many of the users in this sub-forum know exactly the demands that would put on a machine so we have to take that with a pinch of salt. Even with the recent optimizations a 29 slot server holding at 30tick just isn't going to happen - so in your eyes what tick is acceptable? And what chip do you consider appropriate for a 24 slot server with a 20% cushion exactly?

    (Sorry if this post sounds aggressive, I just take exception to the two statements (24slot, 20% cushion) together, hoping you can proudly prove me wrong!)
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  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited November 2012
    QUOTE (eLbot @ Nov 1 2012, 02:42 PM) »
    You're a brave brave soul to try and make money off of NS2 server instances at the moment.

    If I were to rent an 16 slot today - exactly what spec would I be getting? How about a 20 slot?

    Fairly concerning that you declare a 20% cushion and then say you can sell 24 slots, many of the users in this sub-forum know exactly the demands that would put on a machine so we have to take that with a pinch of salt. Even with the recent optimizations a 29 slot server holding at 30tick just isn't going to happen - so in your eyes what tick is acceptable? And what chip do you consider appropriate for a 24 slot server with a 20% cushion exactly?


    Hello eLbot,

    At minimum your server would be running on a Overclocked 3.8GHz processor and you would be getting 100% of the physical core. If you look at this post you can also see that a 20 slot running on our systems maintains an average of 30.00 ticks with spikes of 28.00 ticks every now and then. We are very confident in our E3-1230 3.8GHz OC'd processors. We do realize the server instances at this point are not able to sell above 24 slots due to the servers not being optimized for that size yet. As 16 slots is the recommended slot number for a server then I would definitely get 16 slots if you want guaranteed performance as that seems to be the most optimized size server for this game at the moment.

    I'm also going to put out there that we provisioned brand new servers when launching for NS2, so there is plenty of room and you shouldn't be concerned about the amount of other processes going on the machine. We monitor our systems very closely.

    Regards,

    Bluefang
  • CoTTonCoTTon Join Date: 2005-02-28 Member: 42773Members Posts: 148
    Hi Blue,

    Can you please provide us with a list of servers that you provide?

    I want to compare the tickrates / players counts.

    thanks
    Running 1 NS2 Server: -
    NO LAG 4.4Ghz CHICAGO - TBGclan.com Type this is console to join the Chicago Server: connect CHI.TBGclan.com

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  • TorrqTorrq Join Date: 2012-11-03 Member: 166500Members Posts: 2
    I ordered a server from them today, and within minutes I was talking them via chat and had a server setup.
    Great service, I have been in IT for 20+ years and that is rare to find.

    The server name is: Book_Out if you want to check the perf stats.

    Thanks and good hunting!
  • CoTTonCoTTon Join Date: 2005-02-28 Member: 42773Members Posts: 148
    edited November 2012
    Well - all things considered, Blue Fang Solutions have great customer service, they were extremely courteous, friendly and professional -

    They are for sure growing, and will soon become a great service provider as time goes on -

    At this time however, the game is simply not optimized enough for any slots higher than 16 unless you have a really good server specs.

    Give it a few months, and I'm sure every server including Blue Fang's would be excellent.

    Thanks again Josh / Jose for your time and energy today - I really appreciate the exceptional customer service you guys provided me.

    Cheers -
    Running 1 NS2 Server: -
    NO LAG 4.4Ghz CHICAGO - TBGclan.com Type this is console to join the Chicago Server: connect CHI.TBGclan.com

    Apply at TBGclan.com Today!
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited November 2012
    Hi all,

    We have lowered our supported amount of slots to a maximum of 18. We highly suggest the optimal 6-16 slots as they give the best game play. The 18 slot server is discounted to be a flat $30.00/month due to tickrate drop near end game when the server has a large amount of entities.

    We also appreciate the compliments and feedback here in our thread and the GSP list thread. We will continue to serve the community in this great game.

    Regards,

    BluefangServers
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  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited November 2012
    Hello everyone,

    Just wanted to drop in and announce our expansion for NS2 hosting to our new west coast location of Los Angeles, California. This location will be available within the next couple of days. You can PRE-ORDER our West coast location now! If you would like more information for your server then please feel free to ask us using our Contact Us page!

    Regards,

    BluefangServers
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  • GuspazGuspaz Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2862Members, Constellation Posts: 913
    We're thinking about renting (and paying for) an 18-slot server and then setting 2 of the slots as reserved. So it would be no more than 16 players on the server at any time (if somebody joins in a reserved slot, kick a player to get back down to 16), do you foresee any issues with this?

    It sounds like with Bluefang we should be able to edit the server.lua file to install the DAK mod, or have a remote tool do reserved slots via JSON queries to the web interface?
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    QUOTE (Guspaz @ Nov 6 2012, 11:11 AM) »
    We're thinking about renting (and paying for) an 18-slot server and then setting 2 of the slots as reserved. So it would be no more than 16 players on the server at any time (if somebody joins in a reserved slot, kick a player to get back down to 16), do you foresee any issues with this?

    It sounds like with Bluefang we should be able to edit the server.lua file to install the DAK mod, or have a remote tool do reserved slots via JSON queries to the web interface?


    We give you full FTP access so you would be able to edit any file on the server you wish to modify. As there is no official way of setting reserved slots you would need to have a remote tool of some sort to run reserved slot queries to the web admin. We are willing to sit down and assist you in any way we can if we can help. If you have any questions or other concerns feel free to reply here, send a PM or email us using our Contact Us page.

    Thanks

    BluefangServers
  • StukaJU87cStukaJU87c Join Date: 2012-11-04 Member: 166988Members Posts: 35
    If your thinking about renting from BGS...stop thinking and do it!

    BGS Review
  • sleepingsleeping Join Date: 2005-01-16 Member: 35868Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 32
    My server "Victurus Online Gaming Guild - NS2 - Dallas" is run through Blue Fang Solutions.

    We are currently running a 16 man with no lag, and no tickrate drops. We will be bumping it to a 20 tonight to check and see how she does. I expect to see good results.

    The guys at Blue Fang Solutions have shown me nothing but expert work with quality and easy to understand customer service.

    Anyone looking to get a NS2 server or any other server for that matter can not go wrong with Blue Fang Solutions!



    Ecks Victurus

  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited November 2012
    Our Los Angeles, California location is now up and running and ready to be ordered! Is this what you have been waiting for?! If so, head to our shopping area to get your west coast location today!

    Follow us on Twitter and be the first to receive special discount coupon codes!

    Like us on Facebook to get the latest news and other exclusive news and offers!

    Help us celebrate this milestone! We are giving out a coupon code for the game where it all started! Every new Mount & Blade: Warband as well as Warband Napoleonic Wars order gets 20% off their first month when you use TURKEY20 at checkout! *Offer valid until 11/30/2012
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  • SenorBeefSenorBeef Join Date: 2012-11-05 Member: 167400Members Posts: 23
    I'm running a BFS server too (SDMB Dallas) and I've had a good experience, their staff are good people and the servers are good. Recommended.
  • CLARK_KENTCLARK_KENT Vancouver, Canada Join Date: 2002-11-21 Member: 9508Members, Reinforced - Silver Posts: 100 Fully active user
    Currently testing out BlueFang's Los Angeles location with 16 slots (would prefer 18, but currently it is listed as unavailable). If you are interested in this location, you can try out our server, currently full as of time of this post:

    Multip [OldF.net]LA West BlueFang
    Type in console "connect la.oldf.net:12220"

    From the 2 games I've personally played on the server, server seems to hold 29+ tick rate average, and seems to be doing it's job well.

    http://ns2servers.devicenull.org/servers/2...15.241.68:12220
    Known Aliases in NS1 and NS2: Furious Gorge aka 9, 1001, 234, NSPlayer, CAPS LOCK, CLARK KENT
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    Hey Gorge,

    Glad you are liking the service so far. Anybody can request 18-24 slots via a support ticket at the Help Desk after ordering your server. We feel, as these servers take an extra chunk of power to run, that we need to assess the machine you are on before granting higher slot counts. You can go here and request higher slots.
  • BentRingBentRing Join Date: 2003-03-04 Member: 14318Members Posts: 397
    Also gonna chime in and recommend these guys.

    We're using them for Scarytown running 18 slots and the hardware and support is working good.

    (still crossing our fingers for a good solution to reserved slots so we can drop it down a couple)
    a.k.a. Roland tHTG
  • SaniKSaniK Join Date: 2012-11-04 Member: 166850Members Posts: 78
    How much would it cost a month for a 14 slot server?

    Feel free to PM it to me
    Where are the scorpions that hovar without flapping? -Smart_Bomb aka SaniK

    Join me on my Server: The Hovaring Scorpian!
    (Home of the Weekend Warriors)
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    QUOTE (SaniK @ Nov 15 2012, 10:44 PM) »
    How much would it cost a month for a 14 slot server?

    Feel free to PM it to me


    Hi SaniK,

    Head to the http://www.bluefangsolutions.com/shop/natural-selection-2 order page for fairly priced ns2 game server hosting
  • SaniKSaniK Join Date: 2012-11-04 Member: 166850Members Posts: 78
    That you Blue Fang, your servers are awesome and I am very satisfied :)
    Where are the scorpions that hovar without flapping? -Smart_Bomb aka SaniK

    Join me on my Server: The Hovaring Scorpian!
    (Home of the Weekend Warriors)
  • kirkwoodkirkwood Join Date: 2012-11-20 Member: 172653Members Posts: 8
    edited December 2012
    I was asked by bossroberts from warbawz to do a review of Bluefangsolutions.com NS2 game server hosting. I contacted BlueFangSolutions.com through their live web chat and began asking them the same questions I asked warbawz. They where quick to explain that there is no guaranteed tick rate above 16 slots but that they have had pretty good success with high slot counts. They got in contact with one of their high slot customers via steam and asked them if I could take a peak at their web admin interface.

    I just wanted to say thank you to Ecks from the Victurus Online Gaming Guild. He let me take a look at their server to evaluate BlueFangSolutions.com, and I must say color me impressed. Everything everyone has said here is accurate. They are knowledgeable, available and ready to take on any task. It was very cool to see them playing the game as well.

    This is an earlier screenshot of the "Victurus Online Gaming Guild - NS2 -Dallas" a blue fang customer. I shot two different maps.

    image

    and a later one

    image

    I had not heard of BlueFangSolutions.com before this and I am going to have to thank bossroberts for suggesting that I review them. I think I found my game server provider, they are not the cheapest but not the most expensive by far. The price is fair and they deliver!
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  • WarbawzWarbawz Join Date: 2012-11-20 Member: 172641Members Posts: 9
    Glad we could help! Very nice review! :)
  • sleepingsleeping Join Date: 2005-01-16 Member: 35868Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 32
    No problem Kirk! I have had nothing but exceptional service and great customer relations with the guys at Blue Fang! Our 24 player server is fully manned most of the day and night and we never have lag and our tick rate does not drop as the pictures can attest too!

    I definitely recommend Blue Fang Solutions to anyone wanting to host a NS2 server or any other game for that matter!


    -Ecks
    Leader of Victurus
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited November 2012
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    Some of our featured games include: Mount and Blade: Warband, Mount and Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Minecraft, Garry’s Mod, Arma 2, Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead, Natural Selection 2, Day of Defeat: Source, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Team Fortress 2, Mann Vs Machine TF2 and more!

    USE COUPON CODE “CYBERSALE” AT CHECKOUT
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  • GuspazGuspaz Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2862Members, Constellation Posts: 913
    We bought one tonight :)
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited November 2012
    Glad to have you aboard, Guspaz.

    On another note, today is the last day for our Cyber Sale Weekend! We have hit record breaking sales this weekend! Get your server 30% off your first month while you still can!

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to Contact Us!

    If you are ready to order head to the NS2 Order Page!

    Don't forget to use coupon code "CYBERSALE" at checkout! (no longer valid as of Tuesday 11/27/2012)

    Best Regards,

    BluefangServers
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  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    Just wanted to drop in and say thank you to everyone who participated in our Cyber Weekend Sale! This was one heck of a ride! We hope you enjoy our services.

    Stay tuned for more deals come New Years!

    Regards,

    BluefangServers
  • Stargirl94Stargirl94 Join Date: 2012-12-01 Member: 173877Members Posts: 1
    What happened to their teamspeaks? All of a sudden I lost connection to it. I did some digging and found out they were blacklisted from hosting anymore teamspeak servers. If they were accused from hosting illegal software on their teamspeaks, how do we know they won't turn around and put things onto our servers we don't know about?
  • BluefangServersBluefangServers Join Date: 2012-10-30 Member: 164763Members Posts: 51 Advanced user
    edited December 2012
    Hello Stargirl94,

    One of our sponsored groups had their NPL license targeted by unknown individuals and was shutdown.

    An NPL license being revoked per a client with a VPS server does not in any way have anything to do with our other services. All of our game servers are running smoothly and have still been running without issue.

    We appreciate your concern

    Regards,

    BluefangServers
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