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A nice chunk of news
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 27, 2014 12:23 pm | 17 comment(s)
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 71.187.225.44 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!
Dear donors..
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 25, 2014 11:34 pm | 2 comment(s)
PLEASE I BEG OF YOU PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

Over the past 48 hours, we have received a multitude of donations, for which we are incredibly thankful for. However, many of these donations did not include your STEAMID, and one is requesting money FROM us. Nothing is automated in the donation process. I am now attempting to contact these donors to find out WHO they are, as well as tying to determine who REQUESTED a payment from us.

PLEASE READ THE DONOR'S HANDBOOK PRIOR TO YOUR DONATION.

http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

http://www.negroserver.com/forums/showthread.php?102-Donor-s-Handbook

READ IT 3 TIMES IF YOU MUST

We thank you once more for the unexpected and overwhelming amount of support we have received over the past 48 hours.
Server Downtime, IP Change
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 25, 2014 02:46 am | 3 comment(s)
UPDATE: The game servers have returned @ 71.187.225.44 or idle.negroserver.com. See you in game!

Negroserver Game Servers will be brought down through the night and into the next morning, from approximately 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (-4 GMT), Wednesday June 25th as we perform network testing and maintenance. Following this, we expect an IP change. This post will be edited to include our new IP once it has been leased. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your patience, and we'll see you back in game soon!
Donations keep the server alive.
NegroCollegeFund | Jun 23, 2014 01:35 pm | 26 comment(s)
Negroserver coffers are at an all time low. If you want to see the servers survive beyond July, we need to raise some funds asap. If we cannot, I will be forced to start selling off my personal property and eliminating reoccurring payments. This year, we have an average of $40 per month in donations, which doesn't even cover the cost of the connection, let alone hardware, software, and website costs. If we cannot raise enough money to pay the bills, we will be playing TF2 on eGo servers by Sept 1st. After footing this months billing cycle, I have 15 dollars to my name, so I can no longer afford to offset the balance of our piss-poor average monthly revenue. Short of some miracle, I honestly believe that this could be the end, unless you, the players, can make a difference. I no longer have the means to eat these losses. Blame Obama.

If 25% of our '18,000 unique visitors per month' donate 1 dollar this month, we would raise enough money in that one month to survive for the next 15 months. Please, if you have enjoyed the services we have provided you over the past four years, contribute what you can.

Edit: To coincide with our current donation drive, we have reduced the cost of ranks 1 and 2, from $10 and $15 to $5 and $10, respectively, and also extended the duration of said perks from one month to 3 months.

Edit2: Please try to remember to include your STEAMID, and/or to add me on steam to ensure that donors receive their perks. I cannot give your account perks if I don't know who donated. Big thanks to those who have already contributed.
Playtime Ranks
Hurp Durp | Feb 18, 2014 05:43 pm | 14 comment(s)
In effort to encourage people to spend time on our servers and reward those who do, we've created a new plugin that will track your hours per week and give you access to commands and perks based off that.

There are three tiers:

5 Hours
After 5 hours of playtime you will gain access to:
Green chat message color
sm_footprints - apply the TF2 Halloween footprint effects to yourself
sm_untaunt - stop taunting

10 Hours
After 10 hours of playtime you will gain access to:
Yellow chat message color
sm_annotate - annotate something
sm_deleteannotation - remove an annotation
sm_mutecheck - check who has muted you
sm_buildingcolors - change the color of your buildables

15 Hours
After 15 hours of playtime you will gain access to:
Orange chat message color
sm_colorme - colorize yourself
sm_hsay - display a hud message
sm_friendly - make yourself friendly



You can always check your rating with the command !rate

Suggestions are welcome on how to improve the system.
Negroserver UGC Pre-season Match 1
NegroCollegeFund | Jan 19, 2014 07:17 pm | 5 comment(s)
The Negroserver UGC Team will have their first Pre-season match Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 9:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, against the Kings of Nigeria. You are all invited and welcome to watch this exciting event live via Source TV, at 74.91.115.208:27045. Simply type "connect 74.91.115.208:27045" into your TF2 console and press enter. We would like to wish the best of luck to both teams and hope that everyone involved has a good time.
"Killstreak" related crashes
NegroCollegeFund | Dec 11, 2013 09:10 am | 1 comment(s)
Due to the recent implementation of killstreak weapons, users who have installed custom client mods may crash when joining a server that has players with killstreaks. It would appear older HUD mods and custom particle effects will cause your game to crash, unless they are updated to support killstreaks. As more players acquire these items, this issue will become more prevalent. I have encountered 4 users with this issue, all were resolved by uninstalling these mods. The only mod that I can name is the "Pop It" medic taunt, due to its custom particles. Rest assured, though, this is not the only mod that will result in TF2 crashes when a killstreak is active. This issue probably affects a lot of players, but due to the current rarity of killstreak items, has probably not yet been identified and addressed by authors of older mods.

IF YOU CRASH WHEN JOINING TF2 SERVERS SINCE THE UPDATE, REMOVE YOUR GAY ASS MODS
Negroserver UGC Team 2013 Edition
NegroCollegeFund | Dec 7, 2013 04:24 pm | 32 comment(s)
Once again, we will be sponsoring a UGC Team. However, this time we won't be inviting our useless TF2 Idle Community, and as a result we expect a much more interesting result! For this, we have re-opened our Competitive TF2 server on port 27030, SourceTV is probably available on some other port. Since I don't know the specifics of REAL TF2 beyond Idling, I'll allow the Comp Team to explain anything I missed as they slowly make their appearances here. We wish them a fruitful season.
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