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Future of gol servers?
woox2k commented on 6 January 2020 at 10:27 am UTC

Looking at the server info page makes me sad a bit. There are only 2 servers not many people play on and after hearing even the Rust server might go away i started thinking about how things could be better. This community is full of awesome people and it would be great if we somehow got some of them to play together. I know that keeping up a bunch of servers is expensive and not really an option for this community. Also why even waste resources on servers where only 1-2 people are playing?
What if we had a monthly thing where we had like 1-2 servers online and different games get rotated each month? (Interval could change based on popularity too ofc) Deciding what servers to run would be based on voting, popularity, Steam sales etc. Having different games each month...ish would keep things fresh and gives every gol member a chance to play a game they like with other gol people. If money becomes an issue (it usually does) then we could even set up a donation system before setting up that game or just find a game that a community member can host. I'd imagine that if hosting a serv would not mean a long-term commitment, there would be bit more interest doing it.
Heck, GOL is big enough that maybe some devs would even share keys to get their game into this rotation if that gets big enough thing (wishful thinking) In reality i don't see it having big downsides besides the obvious ones like finding people to organize it overall and possible money restriction. I may be totally wrong though...

What do you think about it? Wold it be interesting, possible, pointless etc.?

Liam Dawe commented on 6 January 2020 at 10:39 am UTC

I've actually been thinking of opening up the server page, to allow people to add/edit/remove servers easily, rather than just a plain list I have to manually edit.

This way, we can have a centralised placed to find Linux community servers. Thoughts?

woox2k commented on 6 January 2020 at 11:59 am UTC

My idea was to inspire people play the same games together so there would be no need to have hundred servers. On the other hand these community servers will always be there and it would be good to have a place to advertise them on. So i like that idea, but also keep suggesting mine too

wiox commented on 21 January 2020 at 3:58 pm UTC

I would love to put up a server there for the community.
I do host a Minecraft server (play.linux.pizza) that I would like to see some activity on.

Maybe, if people could fill out a form that's get reviewed by staff first?

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