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  1. Garnet

    [TTT] Server Rules

    Updated 6/19/2020
  2. I personally wouldn't call unboxing a "prime feature" it was actually added very recently, but despite the fact, i'm trying my best to keep it as many people enjoy it.
  3. To provide more information as to what’s going to happen, Unbox will be partially recoded and utilize new data storage methods, as such, it will inevitably wipe in 48 hours. it will then be tested with the new method for stability. If this new method does not work, I will unfortunately have to rid of the addon or have it recoded more professionally as it is too advanced for me to recreate. Sorry for the inconvenience, however, the server will hopefully not experience any instabilities following this!
  4. 50% of votes reached, 50 more for a final verdict, but as with all things, the more the merrier. Lets get past 100
  5. 36/100 votes accumulated, the moment we hit 100, I am switching maps.
  6. CSCDesert was only great because of the people, we have since returned to it and did not have a good experience AT ALL.
  7. Note to those saying 'playerbase was best during Chaharikar' while this is true, we also have not been on Taiga in 2 years, and originally it did VERY well. Worst comes to worst if it's not well-received, I will say fuck it and switch to Chaharikar within the week.
  8. What would you like to see next? At this point, I've completely omitted maps which cause a dip in our playerbase, IE: Echo/Siberia and have deleted their content. Taiga_v3 Last used: Mid-2018 Chaharikar Last used: Mid-Early 2020
  9. Garnet

    [DarkRP] Server Rules

    Slightly altered Hitman and Assassin rules (June 6th, 2020)
  10. Players would enter this room via /citizen or its alternative command I would add which would likely be /trainingroom and /oocroom, both of which would literally set you to Civillian. This would have no impact on client FPS seeing as it would be WAY outside the map into the skybox, however, alot of player activity in the OOC room (more than what is typical on the rest of the map) would impact server FPS at times. Largely a dead project, haven't worked on it in over a week because of the population of the server and the state of Gmod in general Will not happen, it was underworks and mostly finished on Echo, yet, it only received criticism and was a massive FPS hog on the clients. That would be because they're immediately outside of both bases, these areas are where you will load more graphical data, and have more visibility calculations than ANYWHERE else. IE: tunnel systems underneath bases + the bases themselves + objectives you are starting to render in. It isn't nearly as big of a pressing issue, I agree, but I do feel as though particularly RU models with their black and red stick out quite a bit more, and neutralizing some colors to grey may take literally an hour in tweaking with map files. Far too big of a hassle for very little return That would be where I'd add elevation and rocks. I assume you refer to the area where the crack sandstone would be. You seem to be holding onto that point, but I don't think it's true. We've had revisions and other maps that had elevated bases, or atleast ones that included a depression in the terrain surrounding them (essentially making them elevated) and spawncamping was not an issue. Hell, even take for instance CSCdesert where you could literally be out of render distance as a sniper on the outskirts of the map, yet, we didn't have as much basecamping as presently. This is because 'basecamping' is a result of a hands-off staff team and low quality officers who don't enforce good/fair gameplay. So please, before I hear about other theories regarding basecamp and how to get rid of it, take a holistic look that'd include the leadership of the server and how assertive it is. "I feel as though it could be better, but I'm not going to leave it open ended" This area is more than likely going to be removed, the jump quest on the map isn't even being used, so that area will be flattened out or removed all-together. Probably a soccer field with a physics object ball, but definitely not a boxing rings lmao I appreciate it, but I'm likely just going to be reducing the brightness of the map and simply taking out the RGB opacity to like 0.7%, IE: Red would turn to a spot between maroon/rose gold. Hard to explain until you see it, but think CS:GO's old and vibrant color pallet (not the cartoony shit they have going on now). Yes, I might be adding some interactive pieces to the map like that. Gold. Thank you so much.
  11. Hello Garbagemen Gamers, Delta has now been on rotation for a period of about 12 months and I'd like to finalize the map, effectively bringing it out of its "beta" trial. At this point I feel confidently that I know what would drastically improve the map to more appropriate given our server's current state. I will go ahead and break down what I am going to be revising shortly, and I would love some criticism: NOTE: DO NOT EVEN DARE shitpost fail to provide constructive criticism repost other people's points that have already been posted - simply "agree" or "upvote" other people's posts, otherwise you will be warned. This thread will be used to effectively improve Delta in as short a period of time as possible. With that being said, feel free to bring up additional ideas, IE: -screenshot- I would like to see some more hills here/-screenshot- I would like some detail in this area of the map, suggested changes are: A TOWN. -reference images- Thank you. Revision A) Reduce fog - a 10% reduction has already been made seeing as this takes 10 seconds (literally) to accomplish, and fog has gone from 6200 spherical units down to ~5725 like in cscdesert. This should drastically help basecamping. Revision B) Delta was made to be a more modernized version of cscdesert, however, this seemed to have been lost in translation, and I feel as though players would favor more hills as found in Chaharikar in order to break down visibility and again, reduce basecamping effectively. Revision C) Change to lighting environment, I would really like to turn the map into a dawn map similarly to Chaharikar to allow for a more dusty aesthetic rather than "foggy". I would be happy making it a roughly 6-8PM map as opposed to 1-2PM, think sun is right about to set, along with a purple-toned desert skybox. Revision D) OPTIMIZATION. A big portion of the map is flat just like CSCDesert, and that is a really nice aesthetic for a desert map, I will likely eliminate hard-transitions to hills (IE: Echo) in favor of more smoothed out transitions, allowing far less brushes and displacements that eat up FPS. In doing so, I would be able to confidently utilize more props for cover, while breaking even FPS-wise. Revision E) Utilize instagram-like filters for our map, IE: defining the RGB range the map can utilize. This will effectively lead to playermodels blending in far more easily onto the desert terrain, rather than having all playermodels stick out like a sore thumb. This may indirectly help your eyestrain from harsh blue lights coming from your monitor. eyyy Revision F) PROPER spawnroom - provide a lengthy spawnroom in which new members could read the rules off of textscreens, providing the necessary information to pass /quiz while being engaging and fun via interactive silly features IE: bumper cars, faux objectives, and an OOC lounge for players to relax in outside of the map, stripped of all weapons.
  12. I really apologize I wasn't able to complete promotions today, there's really no excuse. I unfortunately had my entire day taken up by getting my vehicle fixed, half a year after my accident 😕 and I just got home at 8PM.

    Going to make sure to do everything tomorrow as soon as I wake up!

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    2. BUDBUD

      BUDBUD

      Your all good we can wait, and when something important pops up of course you should make it your top priority.

    3. Shin_Tsukimi

      Shin_Tsukimi

      Yeah I think a vehicle is more important than promoting people. Don't worry about it my guy. 🙂

    4. Garnet

      Garnet

      I appreciate it guys. Up now and going to get started on promos.

  13. Hello Garbanzo Gamers,, Today a few changes have taken place, ones that should be announced and discussed rather than posted as an update. Our forums are currently largely used for shitposting which are in no way the intended purpose of this portal. Mind you, everybody is free to make short, funny, and pointless posts - but outright just posting messages with no context is becoming a hassle to see and repeatedly deal with. To ensure our community's forums maintain a more mature attitude, I have taken measures as to keep repeated offenders off our forums for good, amongst them would be players like @DuckyRU. If you would like to review an example of what is NOT to be done within our forums, review this particular players' post history. The measures taken are stricter punishments for disobedient users, however, still allowing them enough chances to improve their behavior. Below, the left column refers to number of active warnings, middle column refers to length of time under "Post Restriction" and the rightmost column is an outright IP ban from accessing our community forums. Warning #1 - 1 hour posting ban Warning #2 - 12 hour posting ban Warning #3 - 1 day posting ban Warning #4 - 1 week posting ban Warning #5 2 week posting ban & 1 week accessibility ban Warning #6 1 month posting ban & 15 days accessibility ban Warning #7 - Permanent forums restriction On the more uplifting side of today's changes, I will finally be adding a more meaningful use to the title that very few members in our community hold. When it comes to staff promotions, updates, and staff strikes, Managers and up will no longer have to deviate away from our forums onto google documents, as I have created an appropriate, forum-centralized, hidden forum location for managers as to be able to conveniently utilize. Server Managers will now be responsible as to what users climb through the moderator ranks and for what reasoning. Furthermore, managers now OFFICIALLY hold the power to promote users up to Trial Admin, as well as accepting ALL suggestions. Moving forward, if your server is not receiving an update, it is likely because your respective server manager did not deem an update necessary at this time or has not completed their duties of reviewing the suggestions subforum. This change will hopefully streamline and shorten the intervals between server updates. Being that Garnet Gaming has unexpectedly turned into my full-time job over the progression of our growth in the past 4 months, having great staff members who are able to trim even an hour of my day otherwise spent accepting/denying and locking forum threads may prove to be extremely effective in improving users' experience, as I can shift my attention to more important maintenance tasks. Hopefully the future is positive and we continue to grow! Finally, in regards to Rust: Unfortunately, Chewy, our only employed staff members has decided to forego his rank due to a civil disagreement in how the servers were being handled, and Garnet Gaming Rust is once again hiring a director/manager to aid in establishing an effective team of moderators and administrators. First month starts at $400 and may shortly double and triple up to $1500 a month based on outcomes!
  14. Updated May 30th, 2020.
  15. Yeah, in 3 months. I'm probably going to go for a masters after that though
  16. Hello Goat Gamers, I'm making this post to inform those of you who are trying to communicate with me/communicate with me regularly that I am back in college for a semester. While I am sure I will be able to maintain a high level of activity to ensure new content is pushed to our respective servers, a big chunk of my time is once again being dedicated to ventures outside of Garnet. Unlike in the past, i'm fairly confident I'll be able to do so, however, please do be more mindful that my activity hours have changed, and I may not be on my desktop PC a whole lot to use my microphone/Teamspeak. Changes have been made to how suggestions are handled on my end, and thank you so much to @Phantom, @AwesomeAidan, @Chewy, and @proggy for making it possible by updating a "Revisions" documents for each respective server, saving me the trouble of going on the forums and sorting through suggestions. I couldn't think of a better section to post this message, so it is going under the Announcements forum. Thank you, and I hope you all have a great rest of your week!
  17. The masters of the half implemented updates have made a return, this time affecting Garry's Mod. Our servers Token have expired twice in the last 12 days they've been forcefully implemented, this time affecting our servers for a handful of hours. Just going to hope they figure out a fix for this sooner rather than later. https://store.steampowered.com/newshub/app/4000/view/1716372156967158714 All our servers should be back online and ready to play on, thank you for your patience!
  18. I might be a bit quiet for the next few days 😕 had my family take Yuki to go through spinal surgery because she's been hyperventilating in pain for 3-4 days now, and cannot use he back legs. Please be mindful of the fact and do not fuck with me in any way, I'm trying to do my best to keep up with things on the forums. She's in surgery right now.

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    2. Zephyr

      Zephyr

      Hope alls well man if you wanna chat the weird British special ed is here.

    3. Garnet

      Garnet

      thank you everyone. She made it through the surgery but we can't have her back for another night or two 😕 won't know if the surgery did anything to improve her condition for about another week or longer from my understanding, but i'm hoping for the best.

    4. 0zzy

      0zzy

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      This is Sadie. She said she’s not worried at all because she knows Yuki will make a full recovery.

  19. After sleeping on it for a weekend, i'm happy to say I would like to move forward with you as our Rust division's leader/manager. I currently have a handful to deal with (Gmod updates) however, I would like to put time aside this weekend to talk to you and go over the details of what the role entails, what my expectations are, as well as what payments will look like.
  20. Hello Garnet Gamers, Unfortunately Enzo who was our designated Rust Manager failed his 2 week trial period, and the next person who was to grab his position was @Wasdin, however, Wasdin has just informed he will begin baseball season and cannot commit to his duties no longer (the same day he was promoted). As such, I will inevitably have to start searching for another Rust server manager. All applicants will begin with a 2-week trial period, in which they will be expected to accept applications, train new moderators, and coordinate the team to work more effectively among our 4 servers. If passed the 2-week trial period and there is a prominent change in the quality of our staff team, we may begin discussing pay from there, which of course, would inevitably go up as donations go up, so in a sense, you will be determining how much you can make. At this given time, Rust is operating at a loss, seeing as we do not generate an income, but this is also because our servers are swamped with minges/hackers and no coordinated staff to take care of them. If interested, please leave a response in this thread with your in-game name, age, and why you feel qualified for this position.
  21. Garnets Interests, when? This time nobody has really much to complain about, so I think it can be that i'm toxic on the forums
  22. Ty R Kelly. I can't wait to have pissing contests with you again
  23. Hello GarfieldGamers, Please note: if anybody tries to empathize with me, IE: "Garnet take a break". "You don't deserve this" or anything pointless of this nature, I will simply delete their posts and lock this post. This post is purely up to explain to you why I'm unfortunately having to be less active than I would like for a period of time. TLDR: I'm needing to take pills to hopefully ease up on my pain and reverse some damage from a car accident, pills are extremely known for drowsiness and tiredness and as such, my activity may dip on Garnet for the next 30 days, but it's unavoidable. I don't know how badly I'll be affected by the pills, but this starts tonight. Long version: I'm sure some of you remember the car accident I was involved in back at the beginning of this year that put me out for a good week. Unfortunately for me, I've been going to see a physical therapist/chiropractor 2-3 days a week ever since then, however, I'm still in agonizing pain which is making working on Garnet alot more difficult than it should be with frequent muscle spasms in my shoulders/back - I try not to complain anymore, because to be frank, all I get is people overly sympathisizng with me and suggesting I take a break constantly, which I neither want to or can do without it affecting the community negatively. When it comes to insurance companies, to my best understanding, once you have gone to a chiropractor for a certain threshold and it's not helping, you are then sent you to an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate you again and determine what's to take place next. I went to visit one, he re-evaluated my spine, and unfortunately I didn't get the best news. As a last resort before operating my back which I can't afford or doing a few rounds of steroid injections, I was given muscle relaxers for the next 30 days which I basically have to be under the effects of 24/7 with minimal physical excretion - they make you extremely groggy and cloudy, and as such: no driving, and no going to work (albeit working from home on a PC could be ok if I can manage - it all depends on how badly the sideeffects get me, some people don't get them at all). I will see how I can manage to keep up my activity on Garnet. PS To all of you who have a burning hate for me, I will have you know that the guy who went a red light and hit me seemed to have literally bribed the insurance adjuster into ruling against me, and it doesn't seem that my Lawyer is trying to do too much about it. I had recorded evidence of the other driver coming out of his car and crying about how he's sorry he didn't see a red light, but that makes the accident my fault. Go fucking figure. Hopefully when this is all over I can go with this information to a news outlet.
  24. I'll try my best to get donation support out of the way on April 27th. I have finished working on SWRP to a point where I am comfortable with it, and  I will be away tomorrow.

    1. Homast

      Homast

      Let's go Nutman!
      Take that day long break!
      Hope you have a good day tomorrow.
       

    2. WreckEMsaints

      WreckEMsaints

      Thanks! I made a big oof so this will help a lot lol

    3. Captainswag
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