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FAST_SPaRX
12-28-2003, 01:54 PM
Unfortunatly, it looks like i am going to lose my current host connection. So now i need to find a new hosting solution, and unfortunatly, this comes with a cost. So now i need to turn to the FB community for some help in covering the costs of maintaining this server. As you are seeing, servers are dropping everyday, be it from costs of running the server or from the amount of time and abuse that comes with running the server. I don't think many people fully understand how much time and effort goes into running and maintaining a server. I Salute anyone that hosts a server as it is a very thankless job at times. It is very heart warming at times when you do get those few players that thank you for a well hosted server, but those are far and few between. Slammin and Hunters servers will be greatly missed as is any good well run server. I just hope that everyone can pull together now and not let this server go down as well. I know many of you fly on Hyperlobby and have never flown on the server. But maybe for a night or two, take a chance and come to the UBI lobby and try out the server. The server is very busy most every day. I have recieved alot of good comments on the Scripted missions and settings that the server current is running. If you enjoy playing on the server, please help it out. Every dollar matters. I have posted a web page explaining what is planned to be done with the server.

www.kovachzone.us/il2server.htm (http://www.kovachzone.us/il2server.htm)

. I will be updating it when new ideas come about for use of the new host. I currently have the first month of the server paid for ( hopefully the wife don't look at my bank statement too close or i may end up in divorce court), but after that, i am going to need some help. The server should be up and running on the new host by Tuesday. So give the server a shot and see if it is to your liking.

S! to all, happy flying.

SPaRX

FAST_SPaRX
12-28-2003, 01:54 PM
Unfortunatly, it looks like i am going to lose my current host connection. So now i need to find a new hosting solution, and unfortunatly, this comes with a cost. So now i need to turn to the FB community for some help in covering the costs of maintaining this server. As you are seeing, servers are dropping everyday, be it from costs of running the server or from the amount of time and abuse that comes with running the server. I don't think many people fully understand how much time and effort goes into running and maintaining a server. I Salute anyone that hosts a server as it is a very thankless job at times. It is very heart warming at times when you do get those few players that thank you for a well hosted server, but those are far and few between. Slammin and Hunters servers will be greatly missed as is any good well run server. I just hope that everyone can pull together now and not let this server go down as well. I know many of you fly on Hyperlobby and have never flown on the server. But maybe for a night or two, take a chance and come to the UBI lobby and try out the server. The server is very busy most every day. I have recieved alot of good comments on the Scripted missions and settings that the server current is running. If you enjoy playing on the server, please help it out. Every dollar matters. I have posted a web page explaining what is planned to be done with the server.

www.kovachzone.us/il2server.htm (http://www.kovachzone.us/il2server.htm)

. I will be updating it when new ideas come about for use of the new host. I currently have the first month of the server paid for ( hopefully the wife don't look at my bank statement too close or i may end up in divorce court), but after that, i am going to need some help. The server should be up and running on the new host by Tuesday. So give the server a shot and see if it is to your liking.

S! to all, happy flying.

SPaRX

TX-Zen
12-28-2003, 11:12 PM
In my mind the best part of this game is the community. I've met a lot of good people over the past two and half years of flying, learned a lot of things and have flown on a zillion servers.

Seems like even with the release of the dedicated server there are still very few cool and interesting places to fly. My favorite by far is the |FAST| server, I've spent countless hours there enjoying the variety of missions created and the comraderie of the regulars who make that server what it is.

Though we are free to fly where ever we like and flying online costs us nothing, I make an appeal to the community to contribute to the cause. No one is under any obligation to pay for anything, that is one of the really great things about the game, but sometimes you have to ask yourself what you are willing to do in the name of supporting the community and in the name of variety.

For me, it's an easy decision. Contributing to keeping |FAST| up is a definate for me, simply because I respect and appreciate the effort put into the server by SpaRX, Hyperion and Denbug as well as the good sportsmanship and professionalism of the regulars who fly there.

TX Squadron has it's own server. Technically we don't need to contribute anything, we have a great place to fly. Even more technically, if we did nothing and |FAST| went offline, we'd get back our 25 odd players he stole from us http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

While you could say that being the most popular server is a good thing, I don't think it is at the expense of the community and at the expense of variety. SpaRX has worked very hard to build the following that he has, and to make it such a great place to fly in.

I respect that tremendously. I think that it's a much better idea to fork over a little cash that ultimately won't hurt me a bit, simply for the sake of supporting what is really good in the community. Good servers are hard to find, I think if they fall on hard times we ought to lend a little hand in their time of need. That is part of what a community is all about in my mind and after all, many of us have gotten hours and days of free entertainment on his server.

Might not be a bad idea to give a little something back in the name of the community and in the name of taking care of one of our members.

S~ all, I hope that you seriously consider making a donation.

TX-Zen
Black 6
TX-Squadron CO
http://www.txsquadron.com
clyndes@hotmail.com (IM Only)
TX-OC3 Server 209.163.147.67:21000
http://www.txsquadron.com/library/20031218144359_Zensig2.jpg (http://www.txsquadron.com)

Yum_Yum
12-29-2003, 07:52 AM
Hello FAST_SPaRX http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I remember when you first put your server online and were looking for missions http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifit was (and still is) an excellent server!.

I don't mind paying for the privilage to use the servers I frequent and like http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif, and yours is one of them ..and TX too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.... I cliked on the link but I only see an Email ? addy is this correct and does the Paypal accept any currency ?

I would like to see UBI subsidising some of the costs for these large regular servers, after all ... without the servers I don't think the game would be doing any good at all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I don't say UBI owes any favours, but it would be a nice gesture for them to give a little something in return to help themselfs so to speak ?.

Just a thought .. a sponsored server http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

FAST_SPaRX
12-29-2003, 02:17 PM
Yum_Yum,

Thank you for the kind words about the server. That email link if the paypal account for the server. Yes paypal does accept multiple currencies. I believe all you have to do is setup your account and send money and it will automatically exchange it to the proper currency.

Thanks again

The new server should be up and running sometime today. I recieved the ip and loggin this morning and i am now working on setting up the server and the daemon. So hope to see you all fighting on it tonight.

SPaRX