So I took the time to give ZE some love to help in a few areas. I would like for everyone to give these changes a shot and see if they work well. Here is what I added:
- A plugin that detects if there is a countdown happening, for example "Be prepared to run in 10 seconds". It will then show that countdown of 10 seconds on your screen so you can be ready .
- A plugin that handles the transparency of your teammates. So if you're in a spot where there are many humans bunched together and you cannot see the zombie, it will make them transparent and easier to focus on your target.
- A plugin that auto zspawns you when you join the server. This way new players aren't confused and can just jump right into the action.
- A plugin that allows spectators to see the names of people when they're watching. This makes it easy to report people doing bad things in the server.
- Lastly, I added a plugin that adds some more color to the console messages. It does duplicate the console messages, but the second message is much more colorful and noticeable on the hud.
So, I know this will upset quite a few of you and I apologize in advance, but I've made the decision to move on from Mini Games. While the server was popular and I'm sure you all liked it, it was quite a pain to manage. Hardcore had mad an incredible effort to keep me appraised of all issues, but the amount of work required to fix most issues and the amount of work needed to maintain it was too much. It's selfish for me to say that, but I really want to make sure that bG does not become a chore to keep up. I know it's hard work to run a community, BUT it should also be fun.
With that being said, I would like to introduce the replacement for Mini Games, Easy Surf. Right now the server is running the essentials with a handful of tier 1-3 maps. It will remain easy surf for quite some time until we need to add harder maps. I'm open to suggestions, but please keep them organized and concise.
Thank you all for your continued support and please don't forget to donate if you can
I did a number of changes to the ZE server last night that adjusted the knockback for Zombies. The idea was to make the knockback feel a bit more realistic to what we had with CS:S and I think it's in a much better position. I've replaced the knockback fix with another one that should fix a lot of the issues we had. Since I changed this knockback plugin I had to revert a lot of the adjustments I made to knockback for individual weapons. Those have all been reset and adjusted.
I've also replaced the inferno zombie slowdown plugin so that it's also a little more realistic. Unfortunately it doesn't extinguish in water, I'm looking into that .
Hope you all enjoy!
I'm not going to get on a soapbox about how to make the Zombie Escape server more palatable for everyone, but would love some feedback. I have some extra change to invest in customized plugins that could be used to make the ZE server more fun. What do you think the server is missing now? If you could change anything, what would it be and why? Also, what don't you like about the server?
All of this feedback is helpful in getting the server up in popularity. Love any feedback you all can provide!
Really wanted to say thank you to everyone who donated last month. We reached well over $400 in one month (!), that's crazy! Needless to say your donations will be going towards some great stuff for the community. I plan to do some cool contests in the near future for Steam prizes. We'll also be getting some custom addons developed to help the community with it's internal workings.
As always this community is built around the activity you all give it. I always welcome feedback, so if you have any suggestions or questions...shoot them over.
Again, thank you all for donating and don't worry about this month. If you're unable to continuously donate that's fine. We'll have enough to hold the server up for quite a while
I decided to move the server rules to a single page in order to help with consolidation. There were not specific enough rules for each server that warranted having separate rules for each server. If you're looking for the server rules, they can be found now under the "Rules" drop-down in the navigation or by going to this link:
Server Rules | Bor3d Gaming | http://www.bor3dgaming.com/help/server-rules/
If you have any questions about the server rules, please feel free to reply or reach out to me.
Just incase anyone was confused as to why they received a PM from the Bor3d Gaming bot about login credentials to SourceBans, that's because you're either a donor or admin. If you're a donor then you will now have a reserved slot in all game servers on Bor3d Gaming. Of course, that password you have doesn't really give you access to anything, but if you decide to become an admin in the future, that will be your password. DO NOT LOSE IT.
I don't imagine I'll be adding more features or perks for donors, but if I do I'll be sure to post about it. For now, that's all!
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