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  1. 29 points
    About 6.5 years ago we started off as a small TTT and DarkRP community that I created after having a foul experience staffing for a careless owner who used his outrageously big donation money towards drugs use, I wanted to create a more attentive community that is frequently updated based off of community criticism back when "suggestion forums" were not a thing in 99% of communities. I didn't have any expectations as far as succeeding, and I humbly was looking forward to running a small 48 slot DarkRP server, however, within a year of playing everyday and staffing for 12 hours a day, taking sits, and having fun with players, the server ended up maxing at 100/100 within 3 months. From there we had our ups and downs having issues with DDoS and being down for 5 days out of the week, until I picked up a part time job and we were able to afford better premium hosting. We ditched our TTT server in favor of opening up a MilitaryRP server, which is about to celebrate its 4th birthday. The community has been evolving with old members leaving, getting replaced by newer members throughout the years. Our peaks were really decent, at one point having 3 servers maxed out at 100+ players with StarwarsRP (which had unfortunately not made a return in 2 years) and things were going really well. I took a 8 month hiatus to deal with personal matters last year, however, I came back towards the end of 2019 refreshed and eager to get our community to grow to its next level along with the support of many. After spending thousands of dollars on a Rust server that never picked up in population, I received the help of many, especially @421 sm0k meth who has been here throughout the years, and we managed to enter the top 10 in the respective category were hosting in within 3 months. As of today (2/8/2020, I'm extremely happy to announce that we have hit a new milestone at 600 concurrent players. This is a milestone that we have achieved thanks to our awesome players and staff alike - we have effectively doubled our playerbase with the introduction of Rust 5x, 2x, TTT and Murder in just the last few months. For the remainder of 2020 I will continue trying my best to provide new content to all servers, attempt to bring up our quality of staffing with the help of our administration team, as well as be more responsive to any major reports and support threads posted to keep you guys in this community which is a home to hundreds of players. We will most definitely still experience some downfalls here and there, but I can say that my efforts to grow the community are at an all-time high, and as are the efforts of many of our current high positioned staff members. I have taken 2 semesters off of university to pursue this community, and to say the least, I have no regrets because of the results that were produced. Thank you so much for your overwhelming support.
  2. 22 points
    After spending this ENTIRE day arguing back and fourth with a Facepunch staff member it seems, the final verdict is that our servers are back on the master list until Garry himself comes up with a final verdict Surprisingly, Rubat(robotboy) a Facepunch developer still refers to our DDoS protected servers as 'Ping Spoofing' which is very disrespectful, but we'll let it slide. Thank you all for supporting me today, it's been alot of help.
  3. 18 points
    Here at Garnet Gaming we are thankful for your service in helping us maintain our large quantity of servers by properly moderating and protecting our respective servers from minges and cheaters alike. Our community has more than tripled in size since the start of 2020 and we are only a month in, going from a MilitaryRP and DarkRP that would collectively peak at an average of 160, to having a single Rust server that by itself reaches higher peaks than that, along with the introduction of the TTT and Murder gamemodes, and MANY more servers under the works as we speak! This resulted in a significantly higher demand for staffing members, and so, to show our gratuity towards our staff members, I wanted to re-iterate that we are offering our moderating players access to VIP packages that one would otherwise have to pay for on the respective administrated server. This includes both Garry's Mod and Rust. Depending on your server, these packages could vary, but you will most definitely stand our from the crowd. In addition to this, staff members to tend build a stronger relationship with players, which may prove to be rewarding, as friendships like myself and @evity's develop, and we have now been close friends for the better part of 7 years. So for those of you who are interested in contributing or simply would like to donate, but do not have the funding to because of different circumstances, just know that our servers are always hiring, and the application process is easy. In order to apply, you would simply head to a respective servers' subforum and further navigate to "Staff Applications", from there, you will meet a standardized format which you would have to fill out and submit to our playerbase for review. This process would not take longer than 30 minutes on average, and if you are deemed fit for the role, you will be immediately set to it. Thank you very much for your interest and/or reading!
  4. 13 points
    Hello Garnet Gamers, it's 4:30AM, me and our host Ertug are exhausted, we just finished off transferring all of Garnet's valuable items to a new location. Rust was taken off of our old machine, and put onto a more than twice as powerful machine in order to offer better performance. I kept our old machine in order to dedicate it towards the expansion of our Murder and TTT gamemodes which have been performing VERY well thanks to our great staff team. Our website was taken off from your typical $20 a month VPS and put onto its very own server machine as to offer dedicated performance. Anything related to MySQL should now performance incredibly quickly, whether that be DarkRP itself, MilitaryRP whitelisting, DarkRP inventory system, our forums, and our donation portal Hopefully you're able to see these changes as our active forums now load in well under a SECOND. Big thank you to our host Ertug for staying up this late and making sure there's absolutely no errors for us in our new location (even though they may very well be issues popping up at a later time). Fortunately for him he was able to head to bed as soon as this process was over. Unfortunately for me, I still have many hours left to fix up our 2x server, as well as continue to work on a few misc updates for our servers. I will likely pass out shortly and be asleep for a very long time, because this "shift" working on Garnet today has been over 24 hours long. RIP Hope you all enjoy the changes that have occurred/are upcoming! Garnutter
  5. 11 points
    At 3AM EST our entire network will be shutting down for an upgrade. This downtime may last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour (4AM EST) however, i'm expecting to run into issues the following day that may interfere with our servers, so I will be around to trouble therm as they come! Changes Occurring Purchased 2 extra servers, for a total of 4 Website taken off of a 'VPS' and put onto its own dedicated machine - we will no longer share resources with anybody else, and as such, our website will run much faster. Rust's server content will be moved from an outdated 7700k-based machine, to a 9700k machine, allowing us to let 350 players play simultaneously over 3 servers (as opposed to 2 servers at 275) TTT and Murder have been moved to their own dedicated server machine (7700k) as to allow us to have more roleplay-based servers running on our main rig alongside DarkRP and MilitaryRP Thank you for your patience, hopefully all is smooth sailing!
  6. 11 points
    For the sake of my sanity, I will be giving this schedule a go for a period of 29 days and seeing if this is a more effective way to manage the community Updates may be less frequent, but more in-depth Sunday Teamspeak/Discord Availability 4-8PM EST Consultations and/or one-on-one sessions Mapping As necessary Monday DarkRP Updates - Suggestions - Reports & Appeals Tuesday Community-Wide Updates - Suggestions - Reports & Appeals Wednesday Rust Updates - Suggestions - Reports & Appeals Mapping as necessary Thursday Donation Support All Day Friday MilitaryRP Updates - Suggestions - Reports & Appeals Saturday Staff Meeting as necessary Community-Wide Updates - Suggestions - Reports & Appeals Mapping as necessary
  7. 10 points
    Me asking Don if the way to SOC room was clear. Just before running into a ass load of US giving newer people a tour.
  8. 9 points
    Disclaimer: it is your responsibility to read and abide by our server rules, failure to do so may result in a punishment. These rules apply to all forum sections unless stated otherwise Official Forum Rules The language spoken within the forums is strictly English (foreign languages can only be used in PMs) All content posted must be PG, gore and pornographic material is strictly forbidden Members of the community must respect one another at all times, even at times with conflicting interests. Do not share links associated with other gaming communities (safe links are associated with Steam). Hostile behavior is strictly forbidden Do not use misleading titles (titles that would provoke attention to your thread) outside of Shitpost Central The trade of personal information is strictly forbidden outside of PMs (social media/phone numbers) Use your common sense when appropriating your posts/responses. Do not harass other users of the community, or otherwise post content that would induce drama. Post content in the correct thread - content posted in incorrect sections consistently may lead to punishment Messages shorter than 20 characters may or may not be considered 'Spam' Commenting on threads that were last active more than 1 week ago is considered 'Necroposting' Do not spam (spamming is the repeat of an action that would distrupt one's experience on our forums (IE: Forum PMs/ Replies/Reactions) Forum reactions must be used in a constructive manner, IE: agreeing with a suggestion. Do not impersonate other users or create multiple aliases (1 account per IP) Do not post repeatedly for the sole purpose of bumping up your post count (if over 50% of your contributions are found on The Playground, your post count will be halved) Reputation Farming, or trading reputation with another member of the community may result in the resetting of both your post count and reputation. Do not Backseat Moderate (IE: quoting somebody to let them know they had broken a rule/will be banned) simply use the report feature. Do not loophole the rules or otherwise find gaps in the rules as to justify inappropriate behavior Suggestions, Applications, Appeals and Reports Rules When responding to a report/appeal thread you must be directly involved to the situation, or have relevant information that could sway the final decision All responses must be detailed and atleast 1 paragraph in length, with high quality English You may not argue another user's response/rating, however, you may post constructive criticism in your post to the opposing views as to convey them to edit their own post. Lying or fabricating information will result in a permanent ban. IE: use of photoshop for screenshots, or fake logs. Ideally introduce your response with a +1 or -1, otherwise, simply state the piece of information you feel may be helpful to the appeal.
  9. 8 points
    I know this is not gameplay but haer me out. This was our old forums background and I think its time for a comeback. @rauler
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