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  1. Jexs

    I mean tbf they do still have 1m peak players every month. That's pretty wild. Probably need to delete the forum for it though.
  2. Jexs

    You're in the wrong place. There is an Appeal button in the navigation bar and on the homepage. You can appeal using that form.
  3. Jexs

    Which server are you suggesting this for?
  4. Jexs

    Yeah, it was a combination of a lot of things. But the Mini server is fun. It's a smaller pop, but it usually queues out pretty well on forced. It's a lot of fun and a tiny map so lots of interaction.
  5. Jexs

    Yeah, we're definitely not trying to promote it. If we see repeat offenders that just can't control themselves, or the ones that are just spewing pure hate, we have no problem banning. Those are the types we want to get rid of. Not necessarily the ones that just let it slip here and there when talking to their friends. If that makes any sense.
  6. Jexs

    I don't think we've taken a hit in pop at all. I guess someone could make that assumption based off of main from the last two months, but that is just the natural flow of players every few months. The large groups/zergs will stay here for a month or 2 and then move to Fied or Topia and then back. It's an endless cycle and it's a big ecosystem. Regardless of where they are the last few months, we still hit queues of 60+ on wipe night and that is great considering we have 3 weekly wipe servers totaling over 675 slots. My point is that while I do agree the queue for main isn't quite as big as it is some months, that certainly wasn't a factor in this change. As I said in the post, we do not condone racism and we're not welcoming it on our servers. Before a few months ago all we had in place was a simple server kick (with no further repercussions) when someone used a racial slur. It was only on the repeat offenders and when it was reported that we would take further action. Additionally, the filter was horrible and barely caught anything. I was finally fed up with how bad it was getting so a few months ago I set out to make a new system for us that would be a bit more harsh on repeat offenders. We started kicking for the first offense, banning for an hour, then banning for multiple days at a time. This method was extremely effective and cut down the racial slurs in our servers but it also had the effect of ruining player's wipes because they slipped up and let something slip in chat - usually out of anger from being killed, etc. Again, I'm not condoning it, but I do think that is pretty harsh when so much of the community has brainwashed them into thinking that this language is okay. I think a good compromise for this is simply muting them in game. It removes their ability to use VoIP or in-game chat and is logged for us to see repeat offenders. As for racism in VoIP, it is a very hard thing to monitor. Especially with 1500 total slots on our servers. We have to rely on reports for these. If we get a report with a clip attached that has sure proof of racism in VoIP, we are more than happy to perma-mute them, or ban them if we deem necessary. So nothing really changes as far as that goes. Lastly, as for the content creators, which I know you spend a lot of time with, I feel like 90% of them have chat off at all times anyways (which I think they should to help protect themselves against this as well as snipers) so I don't see it as that big of a deal. Nothing will really change. They are still punished and prevented from doing it again. Just in a different way this go around. If you read through this whole thing, then thank you lol. I do appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion though. It helps us gauge where different parts of the community are at and make adjustments accordingly.
  7. Dear Moosers, We have wanted to change some of our rules around for a long time now, and we are finally in a place that we can do just that. So I'll try to keep this short and avoid one of the famous novels that I seem to enjoy writing so much. Please note that changes #2 & #3 will not take affect until April 1st. 1. Changes to Moose server wipe times. From here on out we will be wiping all of our weekly and bi-weekly servers at 5 pm EST/4 pm CST/10 pm UTC on their scheduled wipe dates. This will not affect forced wipes for which we will always wipe at the time of the update. 2. Updating our VAC/Game ban rules. We have been mostly torn over changing this rule because on one side, it is no secret that many cheaters with a VAC ban have no problem cheating again and many are repeat offenders. However, on the other side, does it really take a year for someone to learn a lesson when they cheated and know they messed up? We know there are many players out there that have messed up in the past and want to play legit after being caught and banned. Keeping that in mind, we have decided to make the following changes to our VAC/Game Ban policies starting on April 1st, 2019: If you have 1 VAC/Game ban (across all accounts), it must be over 180 days (6 months) old. If you have 2 VAC/Game bans (across all accounts), the most recent must be over 560 days (18 months) old. If you have more than 2 VAC/Game bans you will be banned without exception. These changes are meant to be more inclusive for some of the players that have made mistakes and actually learned something and grew up a little. Additionally, it has a little forgiveness for the people that cheated multiple times but haven't done so in a long time. I don't think it's fair to cut them off forever, but this way it's at least quite awhile. 3. Updating our language filter and racism rules. While we still certainly don't condone a bunch of 13-17 year olds running around dropping hard-R's and drawing gallows or swastikas, we do think we were a little harsh on some of you edge lords. With that in mind we have decided to make the following changes to our language filter and racism rules starting on April 1st, 2019: We will now mute for racism triggers in chat rather than ban. Most mutes will last for 1 hour and will affect voice and chat. Bypassing the filter intentionally will result in either a permanent mute or a timed ban (probably a week, but up to the banning admin). Our original intention wasn't to kick players off our servers but rather try to break the bad habit that you kiddos have. I get that it's a game and we're all here to have fun, but let's do it with a bit less edginess. With these changes, dropping an accidental naughty word won't mean the end of your wipe. Instead, you just won't be able to spam your #CONTROLLINGMOOSE messages in chat for a short while. I think all 3 of these changes will help Moose be more inclusive for all sort of different players without compromising our morality and while still keeping our server secure and hacker-free. We'd love to hear any feedback from you guys, so feel free to leave a reply to this and we'll check out any comments, questions, or concerns. As always, we'll see you on the island. TL;DR Wipes are now at 5 pm EST instead of 4 pm EST. VACs are now minimum of 180 days instead of 365. 2 VACs are allowed with limitations (read limitations above). Language filter now mutes for 1 hour instead of progressively banning. Filter and ban changes take affect April 1st. Wipe changes are immediate.
  8. Jexs

    There are no custom rules for the minicopters. Since it's a monthly wipe server, most of the players are probably keeping a lot of them stored in their bases. Go raid a base to find one.
  9. Jexs

    It crashed. Was back up soon after. Sorry about that.
  10. Jexs

    It's the server. We were waiting for wipe time until we updated. It's all good now.
  11. Jexs

    Honestly, we have no interest in running a group limit server. Mini is kind of an experiment more than anything. We certainly aren't going to run a trio server. The 5 man limit is more just for us to have an excuse to tell anyone that shows up with 8 to fuck off. We're not advertising it as a group limit server. We just want to keep it reasonable.
  12. Jexs

    I'm still in it. And I'm still an Officer. I think Chroner is just having an episode....
  13. Jexs

    Lol if I'm not in it then he (or someone else) kicked me out.
  14. Jexs

    It's something we have looked into in the past, but ends up being an abandoned idea as there is no reliable host in South America that we'd be able to go with. The hosts that are there are mostly for hosting small websites or large companies - not so much for game hosting. The hosts that are capable to run a large Rust server on it are just simply too expensive. We couldn't even be close to being able to afford it. Until something changes with that, we don't have any plans for South America at this moment. An alternative would always be hosting a server in Texas and then just saying that it's a South America server, but I'd hate to advertise that and the players still get 150 ping. Just doesn't seem fair. We're always monitoring new technology and ways for us to improve/expand and you never know what the future holds.
  15. Jexs

    We cannot wipe before the update is released as it is a forced wipe. This means that all maps are forced to wipe because of changes in the update. So the delay you speak of had nothing to do with us, but rather Facepunch as well as Steam being offline for a few hours earlier today. I do highly recommend joining our discord as Code mentioned. It is where the majority of our communications are posted. In the future I will look into also having major announcements on the website too for the players that do not use Discord regularly.

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Jexs

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