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Announcement PRTA New Server Hardware & Game Focus

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    New Hosting, New Games!
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    Dear Community,

    We hope your summer has been great so far! Despite holiday season, plans have been brewing behind the scenes. Now we want to come forward with what's in store for the next two years in terms of our game servers and server hosting.


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    Squad, again!

    We are going to give Squad a new go. This time with far better planning, procedures and resources - as well as schedule.

    Besides Squad, we are planning to go into Post Scriptum in 2019, you will hear more about that in future updates.

    Completing all this is a major undertaking, and will require a lot of attention and focus, as it already has. But with the people already included, and the great platform PRTA has to manage these things, we have a very good feeling about the future. This project will most likely be finished in December, and will be handed over to our Games department. Unless more unpredicted challenges occur, which too often tends to happen...

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    The Squad admin team is already well staffed and more coming almost daily. Here is a representation of what our admin team will look like as well as server rules:
    The PRTA community, our admins and players, will focus on creating an atmosphere where people can join in for a team based experience. Whether it be giving orders, giving in to orders, or giving time and effort for others to enjoy themselves.

    We want any player who wishes to spend the extra effort to feel appreciated.

    Our objectives are:

    • Create an over the top experience of what Squad can be
    • To play Squad the way it was meant to be played.
    • We want players to contribute to the server with teamwork.
    Lead Admin role responsibilities
    • Build the team
    • Implement and test processes
    • Approve or remove admins
    • Delegate responsibility areas
    Senior Admin role responsibilities
    • On-boarding of new admins
    • Respond to and resolve admin reports
    • Deal with ban appeals
    • Sort out player reports
    • Deal with issues as they appear and resolve them
    Resident Admin role responsibilities
    • Administrate the server.
    • Ensure the server is seeded daily.
    • Resolve conflicts on the server.
    • Maximize the number of hours the server is populated.
    • Identify trouble makers & remove unwanted elements from the server.
    Trial Admin
    • Learn to admin on a Squad server
    • Learn from their own mistakes
    • Make mistakes
    So what are you waiting for soldier? Sign up for admin here NAOW!

    New servers and donation drive

    As you can see lots have been done, and lots to be done! However, our current server setup can not maintain these servers, we need a very high CPU speed to manage Squad and Post Scriptum. We would simply not be able to manage that with our current provider and server.

    Because of growing performance requirements, we are planning on moving our game servers to a new dedicated server, here are the main specs:

    • Price per month: 110 Euros
    • CPU: i7-7700k OC, 4 Cores/8 threads @ 4.7GHz/5GHz
    • RAM: 64GB DDR4 2400MHz
    • HDD: SoftRAID 2 x 450GB NVMe SSD
    • Provider: OVH
    • Server Location: Frankfurt, Germany
    We were considering another option, Hetzner, where we had several servers hosted earlier for several years. We had to choose the OVH's server due to the requirements the Squad developers have for licensed server's single core performance. Hetzner has no product meeting the requirements. Simply, a Squad server license requires the use the i7-7700K overclocked to 5GHz.
    Besides new server for games, we are also moving our TeamSpeak, forums, mail server and a dozen of various services to a cloud server to ensure problems, unscheduled restarts and such occuring in one server would not affect all our services, naturally the 1st priority being game servers. This cloud server will naturally as well cost us some real money.

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    Because of this radical increase in our monthly cost, we really need help with donations from you all.
    Our target will be to reach 150 Euros to cover the expenses for the migration time, to make migration easier we will have overlapping cost of old and new servers. Our old server's monthly fee is 39,99 Euros.
    As you know, our managers, technicians and admins all contribute voluntarily, and we sure know you all make this community real by being here, in TS and Discord, seeding and filling our server. Thank you all so very much - we need you all equally!

    Looking forward to see you on new battlefields!

    PRTA Management Team



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    how many players are playing Squad in PRTA?
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    I'll check
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    388 users on this forum with Squad.

    Maybe 10 percent of that is active, and we are recruiting admins etc.
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    U play squad? Add me on steam GLORYWINGS98
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    I'm assuming Squad and PS will have most admin commands and shortcuts similar?
    Are there anyone familiar with said commands and shortcuts currently in PRTA?
    Might be interested given that there's someone able to give good tutorial.
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    Yes.
    Shortcuts?
    No tutorial yet just gamepedia links.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 26, 2018, Original Post Date: Jul 26, 2018 ---
    The nature of our team is that of under construction, which means we have very little documentation inhouse still :smile:

    The Post Scriptum server, admins in the exact same way as squad.

    Afaik, there is absolutely no way to create shortcuts, but instead you can tap "up" on your keyboard to resend the last message. Which is useful for repeating information to people.
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