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Announcement PRTA Community Update - August 2018

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    Community Update - August 2018

    Hello ladies and gentlemen! There is some good news to bring to you all. And some bad news. Let's bring in the good news first.

    Server migration is complete

    Once again our system administration team has done it, as such our forum, TeamSpeak and game servers have all been migrated to new hosts, provided by OVH. Mail server, backups, DNS and a bunch of other technical back end features are set up. There seems to be a few hitches to get through, but we are 95% there already!

    tobi-the-fraggel Sloan and Temexter have spent countless hours working on to ensure our services are back up and ready to go for you all. As such I have bestowed upon them the Fellow medal:


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    Project Reality

    The efforts Sloan has brought to the admin team, with the introduction of a seeder group and other efforts have made the server more competitive in the mornings. Still there is a long way to go for us in Project Reality to rest easy. We could always use more help, so if you want to contribute by seeding in the mornings reach out to any of the senior admins to get access to the seeding group on Discord and forum. The group also has limited admin permissions on the server.

    The PRBF2 rule set has had a minor update, Fennek is now in the same category as the other scout vehicles - the BRDM2 and the VN3. All these vehicles are claimable by the APC squad. The complete rule set can be found here.

    As a result of a lot of effort from the seeders in getting the server populated in the mornings, and from the admin team to keep it running with high-quality gameplay, we've recently been posting 1-week averages 4 times higher than we were just 1 month ago - and have been getting higher than 800 p·h/day (equal to 8 hours with a full server). Here's image from our statistics service:

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    This a significant achievement by both the seeders and the admin team, but we sure still need your help to keep this going.

    Here's what you can do to help:

    • If you can help us seed in the morning then contact the PRBF2 Lead Admin or any of the Senior Admins.
    • If you see people seeding the server then join them - the recent results indicate that you'll get a decent game on a full server.
    • If you think you have what it takes to maintain high-quality teamwork on the server then apply to join the PRBF2 Admin Team.
    For better gameplay go for it and take action today!

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    Seeders

    We have also decided to look for and reward seeders. Usually we understand some people join the server in the morning and leave their game on, only to come back to a full server, and find no room.

    Still, ensuring server gets filled for the evening means often spending 8 hours or more to gain the upper hand in competition with other servers - despite lack of help and server crashes, squad bugs and many other issues. If you still get it up and get seeding, we want to reward you. So if you are one of those heroes, please join the seeder team.

    For seeders, we have bestowed upon the Lonely Seeder medal:

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    A warm thank you to: Danielj15, Jaden12, lenzo, tobi-the-fraggel, Inspect, jybbe, Woxbel, BubblyNinja, izmash, Lunar, SmolaS, ameen, Dorian2203, Jack Maddox, WeedT0aster, Boiled-Lobster, Dat is a Sexy Melon and touly90.

    If you would like to help and join Seeder group, contact Sloan. In return you will get a reserved slot as reward!

    Reserved slots

    Our community again has been given updates from the Project Reality Development Team, we have the pleasure to get new features as "early access" in return to contributing in form of testing new stuff on a live server. Our friendly development team with mostly AlonTavor, was able to investigate and finally resolve the issue with reserved slots.

    With our dormant technical ability to integrate our website with the game servers, anyone who donates more than 5 euros will automagically receive a reserved slot for 1 month and donating 20 or more will give reserved slot for 3 months.

    Alternatively you could start contributing to PRTA, join PRTA staff. Here are the groups,which will receive a reserved slot:

    1. Donors
    2. Seeders
    3. Unit Leaders
    4. PRTA Staff (all red and blue tags)
    Squad

    Moving on, the squad server, with the exception of migration time, has been seeded regularly. We are steaming ahead with a full server every other day and recruiting more and more admins. Our team is getting together quite well, and as such Wicca has decided to try to reach up to 60 admins in the second iteration of admin recruitment.

    We are currently have 30 squad admins, getting another 30 should take some 2-4 weeks. Work on the Squad Task Force will commence in roughly 2 months time. The Task Force will primarily be tasked with squad leading on the server, organizing trainings and preparing any competitive event in squad for PRTA.


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    We plan to create 2 teams which will compete on the server as opposing teams, to ensure both balance and competitiveness. Obviously we don't want to lose our laid back appeal, but hopefully by having good players on the servers, we don't need an expansive rule-set to dictate how players should operate.

    The teams will train in leading fire teams, squads, platoons and commanding. There will be multiple roles within the teams such as infantry, armor and logistics. The intention is to mix the teams with public and regular players as leaders and asset specialists - and have regular battles which are tracked on our forum.

    A more comprehensive introduction to STF will be presented as soon as the system is ready to go.

    Moreover, we are planning to deploy reserved slots in Squad as well.

    Here's info of our server @ squad-servers.com (please note in stats that the server was down for a week during server migration).

    Here's some footage from the front as well by our own Deckelsmouk



    Server costs

    Sadly, with all good news there is some bad. Wicca grossly miscalculated the cost of the new servers, with the addition of VAT per payment the actual cost is 150 Euros. So this month, August, as last month we need a donation drive, and help from the community to cover our expenses. As always any support is appreciated, big or small, thank you all so much!

    Please find any spare change in your pocket, and throw it at your screen. You could also try clicking the donation button on forum or head to http://prteamwork.com/donate/, if you are technically adept.

    All your donations go towards maintaining our servers. Servers are geared towards running for much longer, with our teamspeak and forum finally set up on an own VPS server, where we can stay indefinitely. The game server is running on an overclocked i7-7700k@5ghz, which is just mind blowing. This hardware will carry us into the future, and allow us to host games such as Post Scriptum and Squad without a hitch. Not to even mention Project Reality.

    Community

    Finally, on the 19th of August @ 1900PRT we will gather, all of the community. With members, guest units and any friend or foe that wish to participate. Staff and management is also required to show up.

    The purpose of this meeting is to mingle, to address some issues which we have identified due to our inactive community department and to find any other issues we could address with you all. We're looking forward to it.


    PRTA now has 306 members and 105 staff members, so we have really grown! You can see list of staff here.

    Our community shows absolutely no signs of stopping, and we are making advances in new games and further expanding our numbers in general staff.

    Join here today if you want to help out!


    - Regards Wicca & PRTA Management




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    Medals awarded!
    Congratulations!

    I will look for others who seed and award them as they appear, if you feel you should have received one, please PM me here or discord/teamspeak.
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    tl;dr hitreg still bad
    server still crashes
    wicca still blamed
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    GHOST_-DK- congratulations! I awarded you the Lonely Seeder medal! :smile:
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    can i get lonely medal pls?

    not lonely seeder
    just
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    Congratulations loner :smile:
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    that is lonely seeder Wicca I don't want this I want 'lonely'
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    This is all I got.
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    Terrry you're not lonely bud, you got me <3
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    Meeting canceled.

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