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serveme.tf - free server reservations
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#121
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ArieTonight's TF2 update came right at the time a lot of people launch their EU matches (21:00 CEST), the update was large and the steam servers for server downloads slow or at least varying wildly in performance. This caused the update to take anywhere between 2 and 20 minutes. These long update times were experienced on servers from all the geographical regions we provide.

Since people are used to <5 second server boot times, many people ended their reservations within a few minutes (while the update was still running), and made new ones. This didn't help the situation as this had a chance of triggering a bug in Valve's steam server update tool causing the update process to freeze while trying to shut down, this left a handful of servers in this frozen state.

Luckily it seems everyone managed to get a working server within 15 minutes or so, but I'm not yet sure how to improve this situation. If an update drops close to match times, is big, and steam is slow, we're going to have a bad time.

luckily this can only happen once every couple years ;-;

[quote=Arie]Tonight's TF2 update came right at the time a lot of people launch their EU matches (21:00 CEST), the update was large and the steam servers for server downloads slow or at least varying wildly in performance. This caused the update to take anywhere between 2 and 20 minutes. These long update times were experienced on servers from all the geographical regions we provide.

Since people are used to <5 second server boot times, many people ended their reservations within a few minutes (while the update was still running), and made new ones. This didn't help the situation as this had a chance of triggering a bug in Valve's steam server update tool causing the update process to freeze while trying to shut down, this left a handful of servers in this frozen state.

Luckily it seems everyone managed to get a working server within 15 minutes or so, but I'm not yet sure how to improve this situation. If an update drops close to match times, is big, and steam is slow, we're going to have a bad time.[/quote]
luckily this can only happen once every couple years ;-;
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#122
serveme.tf
5 Frags +

Two things, first, for EU players, please use the anti-DDoS servers for official/casted matches and TF2Center games.

Second, for NA players, our long term sponsor Tragicservers (<3) is changing their infrastructure, so while that's happening we're down on capacity in NA. Once the move is completed I'll have to try and integrate their new gameserver control panel with na.serveme.tf.

This might prove to be difficult, even though I have used their new control panel software succesfully before (TCAdmin at Simrai), that was thanks to the exceptional access granted to me by SimRai, because TCAdmin at the time didn't allow you to restart servers (through an API) without extensive administrator privileges.
So bear with us while we wait for this move to be finished.

Two things, first, for EU players, please use the anti-DDoS servers for official/casted matches and TF2Center games.

Second, for NA players, our long term sponsor [url=https://tragicservers.com/]Tragicservers[/url] (<3) is changing their infrastructure, so while that's happening we're down on capacity in NA. Once the move is completed I'll have to try and integrate their new gameserver control panel with na.serveme.tf.

This might prove to be difficult, even though I have used their new control panel software succesfully before ([url=https://www.tcadmin.com/]TCAdmin[/url] at [url=https://www.simrai.com/]Simrai[/url]), that was thanks to the exceptional access granted to me by SimRai, because TCAdmin at the time didn't allow you to restart servers (through an API) without extensive administrator privileges.
So bear with us while we wait for this move to be finished.
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#123
serveme.tf
7 Frags +

We're still waiting for our tragicservers to come back, so in the meantime we're adding some new servers and locations to na.serveme.tf to have some more options and capacity. Also, one of our machines from our Kansas location is having more and more issues, so we're looking to phase that one out soon.

First of all, 8 new gameservers in Chicago (NFOservers), these are live right now. We'll also be adding 8 more Chicago servers from a different company/datacenter soon. That server is paid for, but out of stock at the moment.

Also live now from a different datacenter/company in Kansas City, 16 gameservers running on a 12-core machine, a bit like Kroket/BolusBrigade in EU.

We're still waiting for our tragicservers to come back, so in the meantime we're adding some new servers and locations to na.serveme.tf to have some more options and capacity. Also, one of our machines from our Kansas location is having more and more issues, so we're looking to phase that one out soon.

First of all, 8 new gameservers in Chicago (NFOservers), these are live right now. We'll also be adding 8 more Chicago servers from a different company/datacenter soon. That server is paid for, but out of stock at the moment.

Also live now from a different datacenter/company in Kansas City, 16 gameservers running on a 12-core machine, a bit like Kroket/BolusBrigade in EU.
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