The new Fast Download server is now live! After months of on and off research and development, we finally launched our new FastDL server. Running on our new services box, rather than our shared hosting plan, you will notice better speeds. Largely because the new server the FastDL web server is running off of has much less load and better hardware, in addition to a faster connection and in most cases better routing. In ideal situations, downtime should also be reduced. The current FastDL goes down on a regular basis, and the website, MySQL, and Source Bans services usually goes along with it when this happens. We are going to transfer the rest of the services (not game servers) to the new server here soon for this reason as well. For the time being, the new FastDL is only on MiniGames and ZombieMod1. This is for testing purposes and will be applied to the rest of the server once we confirmed it's stable. However, we need you to tell us if you or any other players experience issues (Everything from missing maps errors, error signs, etc), that way we can know and address the issue. To address a couple questions I know will be asked: Q: What the hell is a Fast Download (FastDL) server? A: A FastDL is the server which you download files from when you join a server for the first time. This includes skins, maps, models, sounds, etc. Q: What does this mean for me? A: This means you will spend less time waiting to download new content and more time playing when you join a server. Again, this will only happen when you need to retrieve a file you don't already have, such as a map. This will especially help when a new, large map gets added to the server and ~60 other people are trying to download it. Imagine opening 2 new lanes on a highway with a traffic jam. This will also help increase server population, as long downloads scare off new players.