| Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:32 pm
|They really all created new game modes?
oops, I shouldn't have said "game modes" I really meant unique adaptions of existing game modes. Here is what I was really referring to.
Nano created some of the "nano" physics and such
Durka pretty much created team sumo and CTF w/fortress physics, and has had major influence in helping many other server admins create unique servers.
Pathetique has broken new ground in the past in 6 axis servers with HexSumo, and DBD:Fortress which I currently host. He also has some pretty unique ideas he continues to flesh out with the DBD:Hold the flag w/shooting server, and a few others.
My point is that each of these guys had already shown a track record of making unique servers that have a "niche" audience, but none could afford to do decent hosting to try to really build players in a decent gameserver. I provide these servers to them to try give the tronic community something truly unique, that I just can't do myself. I think people really underestimate the amount of work and play testing that goes into developing a really unique and attractive game server. I do recognize that. I founded "TheServerPharm" to serve as a platform for not just myself, but others, as a team to develop as many cool and fun servers as possible. The next step I am going to take the TheServerPharm as a whole is to put up a resource repository mirror, and a repository for server settings that people can contribute server settings to and include server settings from, with the idea of making it easier for new server administrators to be able to get a new server up and customized to their tastes. I also just upgraded from my European server being a VPS to being an RPS (real private server) which is very similar to a true dedicated server, but the hard drive is actually in a SAN (storage area network) to lower costs. This is the kind of server that Flex has. This will allow me to expand the number and types of servers that I can offer in Europe. I have found the French location of the server to be quite excellent, so far.