1. Unfortunately it appears that the physical machine hosting our game servers is offline. Chances are that the appropriate people have already been notified and action is being taken. If this notice is up for extended periods, there is probably a wait-and-see situation such as a power or link outage. Thanks for your patience. (3:42:15 UTC)

Sales Pitch

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by .silence., Nov 1, 2012.

  1. VintagePC

    VintagePC GodModePC (Lead Developer) VF4-S (Server Operator) Forum Operator Minecraft Operator Global Moderator Staff Member DMC Tester Jailbreak Admin TF2L developer

    I think most people would be surprised at the amount of time I spend staring/poking/kicking at the back end of the servers - and it's not an "at my convenience" job either, it's an on-call type of job. I constantly have to be around/available, and when shit breaks, you have to fix it ASAP, I don't have the option to do it at my convenience unless it's a very minor thing. Fortunately they're reasonably stable now (until the next major update...)
     
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  2. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    I hope everyone knows that we'd have no gameservers without Vintage (well, maybe minecraft...). I keep the webserver and gameserver backend up and running, do routine maintenance on the database and server versions, make sure we have backups of the site if something happens to the webserver's hard drive, and make sure everything is secure and stable. My job is relatively set-it-and-forget-it, and I've been doing it as a career for 6 years now, so working on it is second nature to me and is nothing I don't do 50 times a day already. Vintage, on the other hand, is a programmer. He's creating new things for us. He's automating tasks that I wouldn't have the first clue how to even start. He's written an updater program for our game servers to make it easier on himself.

    Quite frankly, Valve is INFURIATING with its updates. I had given up on Source servers long before VF4. They regularly break things on our servers that Vintage puts hours into rewriting and debugging, and somehow every update we're one of the first people back online.

    What I'm saying is, appreciate the hell out of Vintage.
     
  3. Tachyon³

    Tachyon³ Well-Known Member

    TIL trial is still a thing in the grand scheme of things


    continue with your daily routinely lives and ponder that for a moment
     
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  4. Reechard

    Reechard Server Admin VF4-S (Server Operator) Minecraft Operator Staff Member Minecraft Admin

    [​IMG]










    ......... TRIAL.
     
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