Bor3d Gaming is currently looking for active Counter-Strike: GO players who are looking to be part of a community. We pride ourselves on being mature and creating a fun environment for all players. If you feel like that represents you and you feel you can make a difference within our community, please apply!
Game Manager (ZE, Surf, 1v1, TTT): Game managers will be in charge of the specifics around one of our game modes. You will be responsible for handling map rotation, config changes, and providing any other suggestions necessary to keep the balance and fun of that game mode.
Tech Manager: The Tech Manager will be responsible for ensuring that our dedicated server is actively maintained, updated configured properly. You must have experience with Windows Server 2016 and have deep...
I hope you don't mind the long update, but I wanted to talk through some of the things I've been doing over the past week or so. Since I've gotten back from vacation I've been wanting to really clean things up with bG. One of the first things I noticed is lack of support. It sucks to say, but the servers are not very popular and our admins are not very active in trying to get players online. So, I've made the decision to effectively, clean house. All current admins and council members have been removed.
I don't want anyone to feel like this is a shot at them personally, it's more of just a necessary step. I need staff. I also need active staff. I need people who are going to give me ideas on server game modes that we should try, recommend changes to the current game modes we have and work to get people in the servers. If that is not something you feel you can do and help out with, it's perfectly fine. However, it makes little sense to have you in an admin or council...
It's been a while and I apologize for the lack of updates. I've been focused on starting my company which is pretty exciting! I am hoping to pick up the activity on the forum and website once I get back from vacation on the 13th.
So I created this poll because I wanted to get a sense of how many of you still really play CSGO. This must seem like a silly question since bG is a CSGO community, but it doesn't seem like many people play it these days.
Is that just a bG thing or is it because you've moved onto other games?
Just a heads up that the game servers will be down this weekend for an extended period of time. I am doing an OS refresh on our dedicated machine and going from CentOS (Linux) to Windows Server 2016. This move will make things easier for me. I've talked to quite a few people who recommended this move saying that performance for CSGO servers was better on Windows as opposed to Linux.
This process is expected to begin on Saturday night around 12AM and should continue well into Sunday. I have backed up pretty much everything just in case!
If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. I'll be updating this thread with progress!
I am reaching out to everyone in our community, past and present, to help gather ideas for making our servers more popular. These ideas can range from configuration changes to swapping out server types. Clearly, the key for us going forward is to become more active and popular. If more people are playing on the servers then we do not really have much to worry about. However, you need unique experiences to make your servers more attractive to new gamers. That's the key!
So, what would you like to see bG change or add to make the servers more enjoyable for you?
So I've made the decision to move our game servers from our current hosting provider to NFO. I would like to thank Psychz Network for the years of service, but I feel as though it has limited us to a degree.
Our current servers are located in Dallas and that does not seem to be a popular location for game servers in general. We will be moving to Chicago, like in the past. We used a Chicago data center early on during bG's best days and I'm hoping it will lead to more of that.
One thing to note, this process will probably take a little bit to complete and we may confuse some people when it's all said and done. However, our traffic has been minimal on all of the servers so I don't think it'll do much damage.
Woah, that was a lot. Sorry for the delay in getting this all live, but I'm glad it seems to be working as expected. I wanted to wait a few days and make sure no error messages popped up. So far, so good! So, you might be asking yourself...well, what's new? Quite a bit, so let me run down some of the changes so far:
Upgraded Forum to XenForo 2
The entire community forum has been upgraded to XF2 which is a major update. This required all of the plugins we have been using to either be re-written or replaced. Yes, this cost quite a bit of money and yes, it was absolutely worth it.
New Look and Feel
One of the things you'll notice off the bat is the new forum style. The colors and overall branding of Bor3d Gaming will always be the same, but XF2 already had many stylistic changes to it. We're using a new base theme and I've made a few customizations to it. I like it, but give me some feedback if you do not!
So one cool aspect of XF2 is that it now...