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Thread: Vote - Downsize Our Server

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    Vote - Downsize Our Server

    We've had a couple of discussions now about downsizing our dedicated box in order to save costs. As donations have been dropping, we're at an unhealthy level of loss but if we switched to Pant's recommendation, we would be in the green again with only $63 a month in regular costs. The downside is that we would have to scale down to 2 or 3 game servers at max, but frankly that's fitting for the smaller pool of our community still playing on our servers.

    Pants' Recommendation: I think we should scale the box back to 4 cores, 10GB RAM, pay quarterly, and drop all our extra IP addresses, for a total of $63/month, and then just run whatever game servers the community is interested in that would fit in that space. (that'd be at MOST one minecraft server, for instance, not the two we've got, and probably just 2 or 3 TF2/gmod servers on at a time)
    Please vote in this thread if you support downsizing our box to Pant's recommendation. If we have 2/3 support by July 28th, we (Pants) will work with NFO to scale back and start saving money. A separate discussion will follow on what servers to have on the smaller box.



    19 votes in favor: SquareMEal, Suspicious Character, Xemgoa, Universal Wasabi, CaptPlaceholder, Razputin, VirginBride, Kuckles22, Pants, impulsenine, brandwarbs, Kutiekatj9, Aguacenta, Chayoss, Pengin002, TacticalSheltie, Dr.Butterscotch, Renegade42, Bananacopter

    0 votes against: (none)

    0 'zero' votes: (none)

    Total: +19

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    148.7 days since voting began.

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    No point in paying so much for resources we don't use.

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    Honi soit qui mal y pense

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    I'm in for a downsize, we can't support the other servers if they're underused and we could save money by using less resources.

    Unless Valve wants to have a change of heart and rescinds any of their changes to allow for something more community friendly - TF2 is hosed in terms of having a community driven hosted server for others to play on.

    Best of luck, folks!

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    It is time for a change.

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    No need to waste money on servers that aren't being used. This would be for the best for long term sustainability.

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    It's worth noting we don't have to delete anything, and we can at any time scale the box back up in the future.

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    19 votes in favor: SquareMEal, Suspicious Character, Xemgoa, Universal Wasabi, CaptPlaceholder, Razputin, VirginBride, Kuckles22, Pants, impulsenine, brandwarbs, Kutiekatj9, Aguacenta, Chayoss, Pengin002, TacticalSheltie, Dr.Butterscotch, Renegade42, Bananacopter

    0 votes against: (none)

    0 'zero' votes: (none)

    Total: +19

    0 misvotes.

    148.7 days since voting began.
    A dozen, a gross, and a score
    and three times the square root of four
    all over seven
    plus five times eleven
    equals nine squared — and not a bit more!

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