Gauging Interest in an Official GB MvM Server, Please Take a Look

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#1 Edited by Rolyatkcinmai (2686 posts) -

Hi again.Server guy here again, just quickly trying to see how much interest there would be in a Giant Bomb MvM server. We had planned to already have it up by now (I also do the other Giant Bomb servers), but ran into a bit of a pickle with Valve requiring 32 player slots for a 6 player game mode.

Basically, for $85, we can get four months of a dedicated MvM server (which would take us to the end of 2012). I'm already making large contributions to our other servers, so I'm wary of spending the full amount on this one myself.

If you have any interest in a high speed, dedicated East Coast US server (playable mostly by NA/EU players) for Giant Bomb and want to throw us $5, go to this link: Redacted

I'll remove the link if we can get around $60 (I'll throw in $25).

Details later. Thanks, duders.

Edit: Funded! Thanks guys.

#2 Posted by QuantumPilot (86 posts) -

Id like to see one. Can't the server be hosted locally if we get a 6 man team together? Do we need to rent one?

#3 Posted by Turkalurch (198 posts) -

I'll be making a donation. It'd be nice to have our own server we can play on.

#4 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2686 posts) -

@QuantumPilot said:

Id like to see one. Can't the server be hosted locally if we get a 6 man team together? Do we need to rent one?

Technically, yeah. That's a big hassle though and the 32 player requirement Valve is enforcing is a bit puzzling.

@Turkalurch said:

I'll be making a donation. It'd be nice to have our own server we can play on.

Thank you.

#5 Posted by roughneck117 (190 posts) -

ok, I just put the 20 in, so yea

#6 Posted by ajamafalous (11963 posts) -
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@QuantumPilot said:

Id like to see one. Can't the server be hosted locally if we get a 6 man team together? Do we need to rent one?

Technically, yeah. That's a big hassle though and the 32 player requirement Valve is enforcing is a bit puzzling.

Apparently the bots weren't spawning correctly on servers lower than 32 (i.e. not enough spawning at the same time, because bots take up a player slot).
#7 Posted by Fox (19 posts) -

Pitched in another 10

#8 Posted by 5bucks (3 posts) -

Pitched in $5

#9 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2686 posts) -

@roughneck117 said:

ok, I just put the 20 in, so yea

@Fox said:

Pitched in another 10

@5bucks said:

Pitched in $5

Received. Thanks a bunch guys. Almost there.

#10 Posted by jeffisbiking (12 posts) -

I have interest in a server. About to thread out for the evening, but I'll check in with this thread later to see if we are funded yet, and I'll chip in if not.

#11 Edited by yoshimitz707 (2452 posts) -

How much more do you need? I'll just put that much in.

Edit: And why did someone make an account called 5bucks just to say they pitched in $5? Seems fishy.

#12 Posted by 5bucks (3 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

How much more do you need? I'll just put that much in.

Edit: And why did someone make an account called 5bucks just to say they pitched in $5? Seems fishy.

Better than an anonymous donation, I'd like to join in on the fun too. :-)

#13 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2686 posts) -

@yoshimitz707 said:

How much more do you need? I'll just put that much in.

Edit: And why did someone make an account called 5bucks just to say they pitched in $5? Seems fishy.

We're at $35. ($60 including my input). So we'd need another $25. Please don't give more than you're comfortable with though. A few dollars from each person and we'll be there in no time.

Also, I received his $5, so who knows haha.

#14 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2452 posts) -

OK! I guess we're funded now!

#15 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Rolyatkcinmai: Where is the server going to be located exactly? I was thinking about throwing up a server in Seattle in the next couple of weeks, possibly the first Friday of September, for me and my buddies to use, but I'd be happy to let the GB community use it seeing as A) it's only a 6 player mode at any given time and B) I won't be using it all that much with work and stuff. So maybe we could have an East Coast/London server as well?

#16 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -

Locking this thread as per the original poster's request as the server is now funded.

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