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Plague Fest Hosting?

Discussion in Website Feedback & Bugs started by delerity, Nov 20, 2010

Yes or No?

Yes 100% 2 vote(s) 33.3%
Maybe. 1 vote(s) 16.7%
Sounds stupid and time taking. 0 vote(s) 0.0%
No, Stupid Idea. 3 vote(s) 50.0%
  1. Nov 8, 2010
    Topic Name: Plague Fest Hosting

    Hi, My names delerity. I have thought of something very cool that we could do here at plague fest. well more of i can do since i already have 3 server boxes lol. But maybe plague fest should have hosting?

    Like sell servers as well as have a community. I can do it all but i need help and was wondering is this a good idea?

    I will check back regularly for posts.

    PS: think of a good domain name too :smile:
  2. Nov 6, 2010
    What do you mean ? Selling hosting ?
  3. Nov 6, 2010
    i think he means rent servers out to people. charging per slot.
  4. Nov 8, 2010
    sell game servers voice and webhosting possibly. i have 3 dedicated boxes all running on a 1000MPs Level 3 Sprint Network located in Dallas. :whistling:
  5. Aug 8, 2008
    well, I have no fucking clue about this. but I will rip on it alittle.
  6. Jun 4, 2006
    That's a pretty big leap if you're going to do it right. We can barely manage our admin subscriptions, how would we begin to manage a hosting company? Last thing we need is something else to distract us from our work with the game servers we currently have. We do want to expand PF, just at a gradual and safe pace. Pretty pointless to put up 10 servers if they're always empty. You add a new one and work on it until it's either a success or a definite failure, then move on to the next. To me it seems PF will always stay at it's current level of popularity. This is primarily due to the servers we provide. Most people don't play ZM for longer than a few months, so it seems PF is always on this cycle, every few months we get new members and old ones seem to trickle off, often never to be seen again. So we're always at X amount of community members, never decreasing and never increasing. Which means PF is stuck at X amount of $ from admin subscriptions. Which means PF is stuck, period. Expanding might be the only way we can obtain more subscriptions to afford more dedicated servers for further expansion, albeit more servers or other games / services. Only downside to PF is it's name, it's highly geared toward zombies, hence plague. I know you'll probably respond with "Well Hello?! I have 3 dedicated servers ready to help with PF's expansion" but I guess Kyle keeps missing you on steam. There won't be any definite decisions about anything until Kyle does his thing. You also must understand that with your proposal comes many important concerns.

    First, we don't know the stability or reliability of your server(s) and yourself. We can't start building a server or two on some guy's box if said box might go offline at any time. We don't know your financial situation or how you afford the servers and network so how are we to know how able you are to keep up with invoices and the like?

    Second, we don't know who the box is shared with or who might have access to our files.

    Third, what's to stop you from changing our login information to steal one of the servers we create on one of your boxes? Say we create one to see how it goes and it ends up being successful, full almost daily, wouldn't you want this for your Absolute Gamers community?

    Fourth, why would you let us use your services, which undoubtedly you're probably paying for, not only for free, but also with the ability to sell admin subscriptions and possibly turn a profit? All the while on YOUR box / dime, yet you're totally cool with this?

    Finally, you came out of no where. No posts, no nothing. First thing from you was the offer. Do you see why this is strange?

    I hope you understand. I'm sure you would have similar concerns if you were in our shoes. If there truly is nothing to worry about then we need some definite convincing, but why should you have to do any work (convincing) when you're offering these great genuine services?
  7. Nov 8, 2010
    @ Brian: Absolute Gamers was a second hand thing i gave them servers no big deal. we split and i am no longer with them. I came out of the blue so what? isnt that how most things sometimes happen? its not like i am going to steal anything? I just came up with an idea. Can you add me on steam so we can talk? :thumbsup:
  8. Jun 4, 2006
    No that isn't how most things sometimes happen. Most of the time a member first shows interest in the community, gets to know people, plays in the servers, etc, and then they might start offering services, whatever that may be. Say a member is really good at 2D design, and after they've been in the community for a little while they decide to offer their service or skill to help out the community because they're into the community and that's simply what they want to do. So he or she creates a new awesome logo or skin or whatever and then continues to be a part of the community. Kyle didn't become our server tech by registering on our forums then immediately PM'ing us saying "hey guys, i'm a server geek, let me manage your shit" - we would have to be out of our minds to hand anything over to this guy. Instead, Kyle joined as a normal member, played as a normal member, made suggestions like a normal member, etc, etc, and only then did he start to showcase his knowledge. When someone approaches you and almost immediately offers something sketchy it merely increases the suspicion immensely. Nothing against you personally or anything, that's just the nature of the situation. The unknowns don't help either (who you are, age, financial status since 3 dedis with those specs all on 1gbit lines surely isn't cheap, etc, etc, I've outlined most of this already). The person you need to talk with is Kyle, not I. We can have a group discussion on steam later on with all of us after kyle's tests. He mentioned in a private section that he wouldn't be around until Monday, so enjoy your weekend and hopefully we'll see him then.
  9. Oct 22, 2010
    have to agree with Brian on this one, seems a bit fraudulent
  10. Nov 8, 2010
    i agree im sorry if i come off as fradulent or trying to take something over. I'm not. I will be more then happy to talk to you all on steam. See you soon.
  11. Aug 8, 2008
    I'm guessing they aren't worried because you're coming off as a con man.

    it's that you're not coming off as anything, because no One knows you, no one trusts you.

    IE you wouldn't let a stranger watch your kid, Plaguefest won't let you watch our server.

    I'd suggest getting to know the higher ups and comply with them.

    I know this sucks cause you're trying to help us, but again, If a stranger says "I'll watch your kid!" you're not just gonna hand your kid over.
  12. Oct 22, 2007
    People let their kids sleep over at MJ's house... Just throwing that out in the open, hahahaha...
  13. Nov 8, 2010
    im not watching over there server? im giving them a server.
  14. Nov 6, 2010
    even though he was a pedophile don't mack the dead.
  15. Aug 18, 2006
    Why's this in site improvements?
  16. Nov 8, 2010
    its an improvement of the site possibly. best place for this i think.
  17. Jun 4, 2006
    I swear we used to have a "Suggestions" forum way back...
  18. Apr 9, 2007
    I think it was renamed.
  19. Nov 8, 2010
    kyle your back? :turned: