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Qixalite North America Server Trial
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Qixalite
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https://i.imgur.com/qm8IIz4.png

Hello North America,

We are a community and service provider that primarily focuses on delivering servers to the competitive scene. Our current locations have been supporting the AUS/NZ scene for the past five years and most recently expanding throughout Asia and partnering with FBTF to deliver a standardised server experience in South America.

Recently we have been working together with RGL on bringing our service to the North America scene. The locations we plan to deploy a trial phase to are Iowa, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City with the primary focus being on Iowa. This trial phase will include 6 free servers and 10 exclusive servers in Iowa and the other two locations having 4 exclusive servers each.

Contingent on the success of the trial (a clear indication of high demand on the free servers) we will transition to permanently supporting the region and increasing our server count.

In contrast to other booking solutions in the region, we primarily operate entirely through Discord, so you won't need to leave and go to a website to get your server. You can get a server by joining the Qixalite Discord here. After entering check out the #roles channel and sign-up to the TF2 role by reacting, then you can view the #tf2-booking channel.

If you would like further information regarding our booking system, please head over to our support documentation here.

RGL Aliases:

  • rcon rgl-6s-standard-h1
  • rcon rgl-6s-standard-h2
  • rcon rgl-6s-koth
  • rcon rgl-6s-koth-bo5
  • rcon rgl-6s-golden
  • rcon rgl-6s-scrim
  • rcon rgl-7s-koth
  • rcon rgl-7s-koth-bo5
  • rcon rgl-7s-standard
  • rcon rgl-7s-stopwatch
  • rcon rgl-hl-koth
  • rcon rgl-hl-koth-bo5
  • rcon rgl-hl-standard
  • rcon rgl-hl-stopwatch

Booking Commands:

  • book iw
  • book iowa
  • book lv
  • book vegas
  • book lasvegas
  • book las-vegas
  • book sl
  • book slc
  • book saltlake
  • book saltlakecity
  • book salt-lake
  • book salt-lake-city

You can check out our supported server configs here or server locations and their commands here.

Kindest Regards,
Qixalite

[img]https://i.imgur.com/qm8IIz4.png[/img]

Hello North America,

We are a community and service provider that primarily focuses on [b]delivering servers[/b] to the competitive scene. Our current locations have been supporting the AUS/NZ scene for the past five years and most recently expanding throughout Asia and partnering with [url=https://fbtf.tf/]FBTF[/url] to deliver a standardised server experience in South America.

Recently we have been working together with [url=https://rgl.gg/]RGL[/url] on bringing our service to the [b]North America[/b] scene. The locations we plan to deploy a trial phase to are Iowa, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City with the primary focus being on Iowa. This trial phase will include 6 free servers and 10 exclusive servers in Iowa and the other two locations having 4 exclusive servers each.

Contingent on the [b]success[/b] of the trial (a clear indication of high demand on the free servers) we will transition to permanently supporting the region and increasing our server count.

In contrast to other booking solutions in the region, we primarily operate entirely through [b]Discord[/b], so you won't need to leave and go to a website to get your server. You can get a server by joining the Qixalite Discord [url=https://discord.gg/QmPnpBy]here[/url]. After entering check out the [b]#roles[/b] channel and sign-up to the TF2 role by reacting, then you can view the [b]#tf2-booking[/b] channel.

If you would like further information regarding our booking system, please head over to our [b]support documentation[/b] [url=https://docs.qixalite.com/support/tf2/]here[/url].

[b]RGL Aliases[/b]:
[list]
[*] rcon rgl-6s-standard-h1
[*] rcon rgl-6s-standard-h2
[*] rcon rgl-6s-koth
[*] rcon rgl-6s-koth-bo5
[*] rcon rgl-6s-golden
[*] rcon rgl-6s-scrim
[*] rcon rgl-7s-koth
[*] rcon rgl-7s-koth-bo5
[*] rcon rgl-7s-standard
[*] rcon rgl-7s-stopwatch
[*] rcon rgl-hl-koth
[*] rcon rgl-hl-koth-bo5
[*] rcon rgl-hl-standard
[*] rcon rgl-hl-stopwatch
[/list]

[b]Booking Commands[/b]:
[list]
[*] book iw
[*] book iowa
[*] book lv
[*] book vegas
[*] book lasvegas
[*] book las-vegas
[*] book sl
[*] book slc
[*] book saltlake
[*] book saltlakecity
[*] book salt-lake
[*] book salt-lake-city
[/list]

You can check out our [b]supported server configs[/b] [url=https://docs.qixalite.com/support/tf2/servers-configs.html]here[/url] or [b]server locations[/b] and their [b]commands[/b] [url=https://docs.qixalite.com/support/tf2/#regions]here[/url].

Kindest Regards,
Qixalite
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#2
RGL/HLPugs
9 Frags +

Definitely am excited. RGL being able to work with Qixalite to provide servers for the scene is positive. Hope the trial process will go well.

Definitely am excited. RGL being able to work with Qixalite to provide servers for the scene is positive. Hope the trial process will go well.
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#3
13 Frags +

Iowa and Vegas? East coasters gonna feel like west coasters on those servers

Iowa and Vegas? East coasters gonna feel like west coasters on those servers
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#4
3 Frags +

I've been using Iowa Quixalite servers for my team's scrims whenever possible for the last week, and have been super happy with them. I've found that most people get around the same ping to Iowa as they do to Chicago, with some people better and a few worse. Tibby was getting ~30 ping to Iowa, and normally gets ~60 to Chicago. I'm super excited for this partnership :)

I've been using Iowa Quixalite servers for my team's scrims whenever possible for the last week, and have been super happy with them. I've found that most people get around the same ping to Iowa as they do to Chicago, with some people better and a few worse. Tibby was getting ~30 ping to Iowa, and normally gets ~60 to Chicago. I'm super excited for this partnership :)
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#5
RGL/HLPugs
4 Frags +
_KermitIowa and Vegas? East coasters gonna feel like west coasters on those servers

I would recommend people test their ping on the Iowa server. It's the most central location that is currently being provided of the three. Like DubThink stated, most people do get around the same ping to this location as they do to Chicago.

[quote=_Kermit]Iowa and Vegas? East coasters gonna feel like west coasters on those servers[/quote]

I would recommend people test their ping on the Iowa server. It's the most central location that is currently being provided of the three. Like DubThink stated, most people do get around the same ping to this location as they do to Chicago.
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#6
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ok

ok
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#7
payload.tf
6 Frags +

Seems like a cool contender to Serveme. I think Serveme will always be here, but it's good seeing another solution gaining ground.

I hope for this to be successful, and maybe even become more efficient as it grows in this environment.

Seems like a cool contender to Serveme. I think Serveme will always be here, but it's good seeing another solution gaining ground.

I hope for this to be successful, and maybe even become more efficient as it grows in this environment.
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#8
7 Frags +

are there any plans to have options for anti ddos servers on qix?

are there any plans to have options for anti ddos servers on qix?
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#9
13 Frags +

RGL sanctioned scrims are here gg

RGL sanctioned scrims are here gg
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#10
Qixalite
8 Frags +
ireare there any plans to have options for anti ddos servers on qix?

Hey, @ire we are currently working on a solution for our exclusive servers to add top tier DDOS mitigation; however, it is relatively costly. In the meantime, we have been trialling a solution in Australia to hide the server session, so it can't be found.

Here is a quote that we delivered to our partners:

To ensure server costs don't increase for both us and any exclusive deals, we have implemented an update that has been getting tested in the AUS/NZ region.

Specifically, in reference to DDOS attacks, our bookable servers have been made to stay hidden in server browsers; this means with the servers randomised IP address at book time, players can remain offline before entering the server, completely obscuring the details of their match.

If the attacker can't find the details of the match in the first place, they are unable to begin attacking the server.

We reference this feature at the bottom of our support section here. So as long as players, producers and casters are offline before entering, it should keep server details hidden.

[quote=ire]are there any plans to have options for anti ddos servers on qix?[/quote]

Hey, @ire we are currently working on a solution for our exclusive servers to add top tier DDOS mitigation; however, it is relatively costly. In the meantime, we have been trialling a solution in Australia to hide the server session, so it can't be found.

Here is a quote that we delivered to our partners:

[quote]To ensure server costs don't increase for both us and any exclusive deals, we have implemented an update that has been getting tested in the AUS/NZ region.

Specifically, in reference to DDOS attacks, our bookable servers have been made to stay hidden in server browsers; this means with the servers randomised IP address at book time, players can remain offline before entering the server, completely obscuring the details of their match.

If the attacker can't find the details of the match in the first place, they are unable to begin attacking the server.[/quote]

We reference this feature at the bottom of our support section [url=https://docs.qixalite.com/support/tf2/#support]here[/url]. So as long as players, producers and casters are offline before entering, it should keep server details hidden.
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#11
Qixalite
7 Frags +

At the request of individuals wanting us to expand our exclusive server location range to more unique areas. Effective immediately we have opened locations at Oregon, Los Angeles, Montreal, North Virginia and South Carolina under our current provider.

We are working on expanding our central locations by finding a provider for both Dallas and Chicago. Currently, these locations are undergoing testing before we are comfortable with releasing them into our trial batch.

At the request of individuals wanting us to expand our exclusive server location range to more unique areas. Effective immediately we have opened locations at [b]Oregon[/b], [b]Los Angeles[/b], [b]Montreal[/b], [b]North Virginia[/b] and [b]South Carolina[/b] under our current provider.

We are working on expanding our central locations by finding a provider for both [b]Dallas [/b]and [b]Chicago[/b]. Currently, these locations are undergoing testing before we are comfortable with releasing them into our trial batch.
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#12
8 Frags +

RGL partnership is great to hear, and hiding/randomizing IP's should be effective in preventing DDOS. Gotta say tho, imo you should just invest mostly in the central areas rather than Oregon for example. Maybe if the Portland Burnsiders are playing a match vs an entirely west coast team it would make sense, but otherwise it seems pretty silly to be paying for such a decentralized location. From the perspective of fairness and preference for tf2, more servers in chi/iowa/kansas >>> servers spread out across the country.

RGL partnership is great to hear, and hiding/randomizing IP's should be effective in preventing DDOS. Gotta say tho, imo you should just invest mostly in the central areas rather than Oregon for example. Maybe if the Portland Burnsiders are playing a match vs an entirely west coast team it would make sense, but otherwise it seems pretty silly to be paying for such a decentralized location. From the perspective of fairness and preference for tf2, more servers in chi/iowa/kansas >>> servers spread out across the country.
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#13
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The server locations are sub-par, but everything else seems good. I'd rather you invest in Kansas, Dallas, etc.

The server locations are sub-par, but everything else seems good. I'd rather you invest in Kansas, Dallas, etc.
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#14
Stream Highlights
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Kodyn why do you have so many banana items?

Kodyn why do you have so many banana items?
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#15
Qixalite
6 Frags +
TailorTFKodyn why do you have so many banana items?

I embody the power of the banana, mind, body and soul. When I was participating in ozfortress Prem, some teams didn't even call me Kodyn, they just said "banana" on the flank.

[quote=TailorTF]Kodyn why do you have so many banana items?[/quote]

I embody the power of the banana, mind, body and soul. When I was participating in ozfortress Prem, some teams didn't even call me Kodyn, they just said "banana" on the flank.
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#16
Qixalite
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bearodactylRGL partnership is great to hear, and hiding/randomizing IP's should be effective in preventing DDOS. Gotta say tho, imo you should just invest mostly in the central areas rather than Oregon for example. Maybe if the Portland Burnsiders are playing a match vs an entirely west coast team it would make sense, but otherwise it seems pretty silly to be paying for such a decentralized location. From the perspective of fairness and preference for tf2, more servers in chi/iowa/kansas >>> servers spread out across the country.

The expansion at the request of certain individuals in North America doesn't burden us with extra overhead @bearodactyl to those certain locations. Our setup with our current provider allows us to cover all those locations and because those areas are out of the way, they are placed on exclusive only locations to ensure they do not increase as I said before overheard costs. Again, at the moment we are sourcing more central location options that we are satisfied with before we proceed in placing them into the trial phase.

[quote=bearodactyl]RGL partnership is great to hear, and hiding/randomizing IP's should be effective in preventing DDOS. Gotta say tho, imo you should just invest mostly in the central areas rather than Oregon for example. Maybe if the Portland Burnsiders are playing a match vs an entirely west coast team it would make sense, but otherwise it seems pretty silly to be paying for such a decentralized location. From the perspective of fairness and preference for tf2, more servers in chi/iowa/kansas >>> servers spread out across the country.[/quote]

The expansion at the request of certain individuals in North America doesn't burden us with extra overhead @bearodactyl to those certain locations. Our setup with our current provider allows us to cover all those locations and because those areas are out of the way, they are placed on exclusive only locations to ensure they do not increase as I said before overheard costs. Again, at the moment we are sourcing more central location options that we are satisfied with before we proceed in placing them into the trial phase.
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#17
-1 Frags +

I cant speak for anyone else but the Iowa servers are a joy coming out of AZ, phx and glendale with cox. Getting stable 60-70ms vs 80-110 depending on the provider. Routing took a shit coming out of here once level3 acquired whatever around 2014-15?
Connecting to socal is roughly 60-70 still from my location and the old FP and TN servers in phx were 40-50 back when they were still relevant. Never tried a VPN in tf2 and hoping to be pleasantly surprised when I run into a SC server.

I cant speak for anyone else but the Iowa servers are a joy coming out of AZ, phx and glendale with cox. Getting stable 60-70ms vs 80-110 depending on the provider. Routing took a shit coming out of here once level3 acquired whatever around 2014-15?
Connecting to socal is roughly 60-70 still from my location and the old FP and TN servers in phx were 40-50 back when they were still relevant. Never tried a VPN in tf2 and hoping to be pleasantly surprised when I run into a SC server.
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#18
0 Frags +
KodynTailorTFKodyn why do you have so many banana items?
I embody the power of the banana, mind, body and soul. When I was participating in ozfortress Prem, some teams didn't even call me Kodyn, they just said "banana" on the flank.

imagine if you played CSGO
"banana pushing banana"

All jokes aside, I'm super happy to see a competitor to serveme pop up and once they get Chicago locations in the mix I'd be happy to support them.

[quote=Kodyn][quote=TailorTF]Kodyn why do you have so many banana items?[/quote]

I embody the power of the banana, mind, body and soul. When I was participating in ozfortress Prem, some teams didn't even call me Kodyn, they just said "banana" on the flank.[/quote]

imagine if you played CSGO
"banana pushing banana"

All jokes aside, I'm super happy to see a competitor to serveme pop up and once they get Chicago locations in the mix I'd be happy to support them.
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#19
Qixalite
1 Frags +
det-KodynTailorTFKodyn why do you have so many banana items?
I embody the power of the banana, mind, body and soul. When I was participating in ozfortress Prem, some teams didn't even call me Kodyn, they just said "banana" on the flank.

imagine if you played CSGO
"banana pushing banana"

All jokes aside, I'm super happy to see a competitor to serveme pop up and once they get Chicago locations in the mix I'd be happy to support them.

I previously have played CS:GO and that would have been a great meme. I'll be waiting for those banana skins in CS:GO! As for the Chicago location, we have found a provider we are interested in and can't wait to test them soon.

[quote=det-][quote=Kodyn][quote=TailorTF]Kodyn why do you have so many banana items?[/quote]

I embody the power of the banana, mind, body and soul. When I was participating in ozfortress Prem, some teams didn't even call me Kodyn, they just said "banana" on the flank.[/quote]

imagine if you played CSGO
"banana pushing banana"

All jokes aside, I'm super happy to see a competitor to serveme pop up and once they get Chicago locations in the mix I'd be happy to support them.[/quote]

I previously have played CS:GO and that would have been a great meme. I'll be waiting for those banana skins in CS:GO! As for the Chicago location, we have found a provider we are interested in and can't wait to test them soon.
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#20
Qixalite
2 Frags +

Hey Guys,

I am looking for a couple of people to contact me via DMs that are interested in helping us test a couple of providers for a Chicago location. Again, just please contact me over Discord (Kodyn#0001) with your Discord ID and I'll add you to the list of people that have access to that location.

Hey Guys,

I am looking for a couple of people to contact me via DMs that are interested in helping us test a couple of providers for a [b]Chicago[/b] location. Again, just please contact me over [b]Discord[/b] (Kodyn#0001) with your [b]Discord ID[/b] and I'll add you to the list of people that have access to that location.
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#21
Qixalite
8 Frags +

Hey Guys,

Just to keep everyone updated, we would like to announce that we have officially begun testing Chicago servers and hopefully soon releasing a set of free servers to open up the testing to a broader audience.

As we promised before if the trial phase continues to show demand on our free servers, we will move to permanently support the region. We have high hopes in our Chicago provider being suitable for the quality requirements we seek.

To touch on some future figures as well, since we understand that Chicago seems to be the favoured location for the majority of players, our team has secured a partnership with a provider there to give us the capabilities in scaling to 60+ servers if needed; this assumes that we are satisfied with the quality during testing.

We look forward to working with many of you in delivering a high standard of service and expanding the available options for your scene.

Hey Guys,

Just to keep everyone [b]updated[/b], we would like to announce that we have officially begun testing [b]Chicago[/b] servers and hopefully soon releasing a set of [b]free[/b] servers to open up the testing to a broader audience.

As we promised before if the trial phase continues to show demand on our free servers, we will move to [b]permanently support[/b] the region. We have high hopes in our Chicago provider being suitable for the quality requirements we seek.

To touch on some future figures as well, since we understand that [b]Chicago[/b] seems to be the favoured location for the majority of players, our team has secured a partnership with a provider there to give us the capabilities in scaling to [b]60+[/b] servers if needed; this assumes that we are satisfied with the quality during testing.

We look forward to working with many of you in delivering a high standard of service and expanding the available options for your scene.
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#22
payload.tf
2 Frags +

GOD BLESS CHICAGO

GOD BLESS CHICAGO
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#23
0 Frags +

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKn7vkSMBc

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoKn7vkSMBc[/youtube]
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#24
Qixalite
10 Frags +

Afternoon / Evening,

We are officially adding Chicago to our North America server trial; this comes with 4 free servers and 50 exclusive servers. These new servers are also using an experimental server image, so let us know if you have issues during this testing phase.

Kindest Regards,
Kodyn

Afternoon / Evening,

We are officially adding [b]Chicago[/b] to our North America server trial; this comes with [b]4 free[/b] servers and [b]50 exclusive[/b] servers. These new servers are also using an experimental server image, so let us know if you have issues during this testing phase.

Kindest Regards,
Kodyn
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#25
Qixalite
7 Frags +

We have completed our expansion for the year in North America with our final location being Dallas. It supports 4 free servers and 4 exclusive servers, we look forward to refining our booking system in the region as we continue testing!

We have completed our expansion for the year in North America with our final location being [b]Dallas[/b]. It supports [b]4 free[/b] servers and [b]4 exclusive[/b] servers, we look forward to refining our booking system in the region as we continue testing!
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#26
Qixalite
3 Frags +

https://i.imgur.com/OeJDaib.png

That wraps up our server expansion for North America this year with our new region in Dallas. Supporting 10 locations now for this trial with free servers located in Chicago, Iowa and Dallas, we look forward to working with everyone over the next couple of months in refining our current service and exploring new endeavours!

Locations:

  • Chicago
  • Iowa
  • Dallas
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Montreal
  • North Virginia
  • Oregon
  • Salt Lake City
  • South Carolina

We hope everyone has a merry Christmas and stays safe as we head into the December period. Reach out to any of our staff if you need a helping hand or just to have a friendly conversation.

Kindest Regards,
Qixalite

[img]https://i.imgur.com/OeJDaib.png[/img]

That wraps up our server expansion for North America this year with our new region in Dallas. Supporting 10 locations now for this trial with free servers located in [b]Chicago[/b], [b]Iowa[/b] and [b]Dallas[/b], we look forward to working with everyone over the next couple of months in refining our current service and exploring new endeavours!

[b]Locations[/b]:
[list]
[*] Chicago
[*] Iowa
[*] Dallas
[*] Las Vegas
[*] Los Angeles
[*] Montreal
[*] North Virginia
[*] Oregon
[*] Salt Lake City
[*] South Carolina
[/list]

We hope everyone has a merry Christmas and stays safe as we head into the December period. Reach out to any of our staff if you need a helping hand or just to have a friendly conversation.

Kindest Regards,
Qixalite
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#27
payload.tf
0 Frags +

beast

chicago and dallas were like 2 of the infinity stones that Lord Kodyn has collected

looking forward to what qix brings us next year!

beast

chicago and dallas were like 2 of the infinity stones that Lord Kodyn has collected

looking forward to what qix brings us next year!
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