It has been an exciting and progressive week here at Negroserver. With so many things to talk about, it's hard to determine where to start. It's so much easier to write a paragraph about one thing than an essay on the state of the community. I should have some hipster college kids writing this shit!
Our current Donation Drive is off to a great start, going much better than we had imagined. While we are still no where near our goals, we are easily on our way to surpassing them should the current trend continue. Please, if you love the community, contribute what you can, when you can, to keep us alive. Everything we do has a cost. We need our users support to survive. A big thanks to our new and recurring donors! If you are contributing and desire access to our donor perks systems, it is immensely important that you read and follow our donor instructions, which can be viewed on this page. http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook
A few days ago, we had to lease a new IP following some network maintenance. You will have found our servers missing from your favorites. While our sub domain, idle.negroserver.com , will always point to our current IP, it can sometimes take a little while for DNS servers to update their entry for our address. The best source of info regarding our server status and other relevant info is our website (where you are currently reading this) www.negroserver.com
Our current IP is 126.96.36.199 or as always, idle.negroserver.com
We are still, as usual, in need of intelligent, devoted members who can contribute to the community beyond funding. There is always work to be done, and never enough time or competence to do it. We love to work along side our users who have drive and skill, and provide them a stage to exhibit their talents. For more information regarding our needs, see http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?1206-Contracted-work-orders
We are happy to announce the return of Negroserver TTT! Still being developed, our fresh "Trouble in Terrorist Town" server is loaded with custom plugins and amazing maps. We have yet to compose any documentation regarding the server or its addons, or implement a donor perk system, however these are all on the immediate agenda and will be linked to in this very thread once they are completed. It has been added to our Server Status list, and can be reached at idle.negroserver.com:27014 Further information will be available at http://www.negroserver.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?14-Garry-s-Mod
Our Trade/Idle server will be running our achievement_idle_negro21d map temporarily due to an unidentified conflict related to its mods. We apologize to that server's user base. We know that you want your old trade_clocktown map back and we will get it back up as soon as we can sort out the stability issues. Please feel free to visit our flagship idle server for the time being at idle.negroserver.com:27015 if you find n21 too cumbersome a map.
We finally bit the bullet and gave into the amazing power and presence that is Twitter. We look forward to seeing where this goes. Please check it out, and "rate, like, subscribe, and follow" or whatever the cool kids these days are doing. After a long fight, we must surrender to social media or stand idly by while the internet evolves around us. Twat us @Negroserver http://www.twitter.com/Negroserver
Our invite only, official Steam group, http://steamcommunity.com/groups/Negroserver
, has passed 500 members for the first time. While not an amazing number when compared to massive public groups, this is, for us, a neat benchmark. We only invite people who we recognize as reoccurring clients, and intelligent ones at that. Every member of that group, was at one point or still is, a regular member of the Negroserver community. We want to thank and acknowledge each and every one of them for all the support and good times over the past 4.5 years.
Finally, I'd just like to personally thank the folks who made Negroserver possible, our staff. Everyone who has hand crafted this community and worked hard to ensure its success over the years deserves recognition. While some of us are still here on a daily basis greasing the wheels, and some of us have moved on due to uncontrollable circumstances, you are all the life blood of this community. We would not be where we are today if not for the efforts of those who were here when we were nothing. You know who you are, this 'thanks' is for you. Thank you.
We look forward to seeing you in game, and reading your opinions on our forums!