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Title: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on July 04, 2017, 11:32:30 am
...for now Unfortunately NotD has officially run out of funds to keep our servers running. I would like to thank everyone that has played with us over these last 10+ years and to everyone that I have had the pleasure of playing with in my almost 8 years with NotD. Unfortunately due to personal issues and the slowly falling amount of active players I no longer have the means to support the servers myself. This will be our last month of running servers. We have been around for a while and it is sad to see it go, and again thank you to everyone for making notd what it has become. The community has been through a lot but always managed to pull through, But this time i believe we have lost too many of the people who kept it running. As some of you know our lead developer had to leave due to personal health issues, and doom and myself have just not been very active in supporting the community.

So what happens next?
I will begin backing up all notd data. including everyone's rpg stats and store items. I will also be migrating the website and all data to my own server in order to keep the forums running for the foreseeable future, so feel free to drop by and say hi. The servers may be down but I will keep the community running. Sabin has stepped in to fill the developer roll and has done a terrific job in the past few weeks keeping the servers running and improving the user experience and I will probably work with him some more to see if the plugins can further be improved. With that being said I will look into possibly bringing at least one of the servers back, possibly under a new name as I am working on another community with a friend of mine. So keep your eyes peeled

So again Thanks everyone it was fun
-Wooki3

PS. THE WEBSITE WILL REMAIN UP! Please stay on here for any news related to the community or you know just to hang out like it used to be.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: dondki114 on July 05, 2017, 01:09:26 am
!Voteban Wooki3 permanently "not cool!"

Im very dissapointed with night of the dildos being shut  down soon.
MAYBE im not the one to be speaking / typing about this situation.
OR
Perhaps I will open some new doors before they slam on my face.
What could i possibly help with to keep US alive ?????????????????
This is the first FUN server i experienced endless fun on.
Ive been playing camper strike for ages since Sierra games 1.3. BEFORE STEAM.
The devs need to reunite....
create new suggestions...
FUN deathmatch server ???
STRICT 24/7 dust2 server ???
SURFING USA server ???
throw a beer pong party?... 
I can advertise and spam other servers too help get us new players
If our enemy servers try banning me from any server. it wont help i have 2 accounts
Im going to bring players to NOTD wether you like or not.
Let me host a server i have some little skills, & equipment too run servers. ASK ME anything.
#foreseeable future 2018
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Sabin on July 05, 2017, 04:16:55 am
Sorry to hear it. I'll do what i can to keep the lights on till the doors close. Good Game.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: dondki114 on July 05, 2017, 05:36:47 pm
i shall get a hold of valve stock holders about this and going to sue notd admins for emotional distress purposes.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: Bob The 3RD on July 06, 2017, 10:00:05 am
Fuck man, my heart hurts to see this happen. I spent many years here. I spent almost seven years here. 2017 is my year for everything to end. Hopes and dreams lost. At least, for me, there was period between the old part and the new part of the clan. I think I liked the new part better. I could tell that we mostly made a come back after what happened. By the time mid-2016 rolled around I could tell that NOTD was stagnant and then after I left, I felt a moment of "This is the end of NOTD." Rest in peace. One day we'll see NOTD rise again and then we'll be victorious. Until that time, rest easy NOTD.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on July 06, 2017, 10:14:42 am
you cant kill the undead bob
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: somarw on July 06, 2017, 10:31:47 pm
It's been fun, i played this YEARS ago, and came back. Then the CSGO server went down...so sad to see it go. Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: Bob The 3RD on July 07, 2017, 07:20:42 am
you cant kill the undead bob

Sure you can! One shot to the head will do the trick!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: Mominator on July 08, 2017, 08:37:02 am
Im so sorry, this sucks. We had a great time last week getting a bunch of the regs in zh and laffin our asses off.

Good job wookie and all for keeping it up and going this long!
Take care all and try and stay connected with each other

<3
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Anathol on July 08, 2017, 05:35:49 pm
Sorry to hear that. I really am.
But let's be honest, we all kinda could see it coming. CS:S - as the foundation of this community - is dying. And, for what I could hear by others, CS:GO (that scamming, inflating, wallet raping pile of steaming guano) couldn't fill the loses. And I think it never could.
************************************************************ RAGE SECTION ************************************************************
CS:GO was never Valve's lovechild, it was that little stinky brat that you "get" for tax purposes and/or partner binding so you don't have to lift your fat ass off the couch and earn your money. CS:S has/had a solid community to make skripts/mods/maps/... Best example (in my opinion) is Zombie Escape. Map creators spend 1000s (!!) of hours for a single map, making skripts/models/level design (and yea - maps can have levels and bosses). I haven't heard of a similar engagement in the "better CS". Quite the opposite. Even though CS:GO has the same engine (new, huh??), it's just not compatible to most of the content that made CS:S so great.
All it has is that shitty matchmaking nightmare and the overpriced model textures you can fap to in your basement. Bloody TF2 rip off to ruin THE FPS game. Who wants hats right?? We have knifes. Not enough money scammed from the players?? Let's sell them gloves!!! We had that for years - for free - by downloading the stuff we wanted on sites like fpsbanana. Don't like it anymore?? Delete and replace. Not even starting with that LMG nonsense they came up recently...
I really hate CS:GO. I loathe it from the bottom of my heart. If only Valve had done a decent job makeing a real and decent CS sequel...
************************************************************ RAGE SECTION ************************************************************

The community depends on fun and creativity, not just giving new skins and call it new. Too bad we didn't have a game we could enjoy again. I tried to get people interested in gmod, so we could do some bullshit together. But no significant response.



Bottom line: We had a good time. But: No money is the bank. Let's move on let the Zombonies starve - for now.



PS: FUCK YOU CS:GO
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on July 08, 2017, 10:06:16 pm
as i said with bob you cant kill the undead, I cannot just let the community die out because also there are only a few of us active players from the "good ol days" we still like to have a place to chill. NotD the name might not come back but the spirit of notd will live on else where, DG has been super graceful and has offered to pay all of our bills but i dont feel thats best or the right thing to do.
All im saying is. Server are gone site is not nor will it be. We can still all chill and converse here and keep your eyes peeled, you might see the son of NotD around eventually

also anathol get with me on Gmod plox
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: Osage on July 09, 2017, 06:50:03 pm
What is the cost of keeping the server(s) running? Would some kind of recurring donation I.E. Patreon be a possibility? If everyone chipped in a few bucks a month, maybe that would help.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on July 11, 2017, 07:07:25 pm
well i was hoping that would be what the donation button would be used for. But as said earlier both Doom and I enjoy the community but have just not had the time or effort to work on the servers and be active. If there really is enough interest in the servers and if we can get players im not opposed to getting some servers running on a possibly cheaper dedi and then assigning others to lead the community. As said before i am only closing the servers and could reopen in the future, i will keep the site running

also before someone says. reason i like the paypal button. everything is automatic. Store credits, bill payments, etc.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: Sikk on July 17, 2017, 04:24:02 am
Man... after all these years I still find myself checking on this site every few weeks believe it or not. I don't know why I do but this community definitely holds something dear.

 Although NotD is long passed for me, the memories left behind will always live on. Much props to you guys for holding up for so long and of course my thanks for all the memories.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on July 19, 2017, 05:23:20 pm
I just want to say thanks to everyone for their kind words and i think that sikk sums its up the best

Man... after all these years I still find myself checking on this site every few weeks believe it or not. I don't know why I do but this community definitely holds something dear.
For many of us NotD is where we started, it was literally the first server I ever played, and after many years the constant habit of checking the forums has just become ingrained in my everyday life (which is why im keeping the site up). But for many of us notd was a way of life. Some of the best people i have ever met and some of my longest lasting friends have come from NotD. And this is why notd will continue to live on. The people check that site every few weeks/days are what keep (what little of) notd alive.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Dr.Nick on July 19, 2017, 08:22:50 pm
I think I have been in this community for a good 9 years now and it was the first time I decided to join a clan since I was always a loan ranger. NMK was the one who recruited me into the community, sorrow was the one who got my started as a admin. After a year or dedication Localhost decided to keep me as a lead admin. Shout out to who made my want to stay in the community: Localhost, shadowofdeath, named, sorrow and mominator.
It's sad to see the servers go again. The community was there for me when my ex wife left me, servers helped me keep busy to get my mind of things. I remember when the original (NotD) went down though. Everyone still remained close and talking to each other. Thank you Wooki3 for bringing back the old days and keeping them alive. I myself haven't had time as much as I use too for playing. We all now have our real life things to do, many of the original founders haven't been seen for years. 
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Dr_seuss on July 24, 2017, 03:33:48 pm
well, even tho I haven't been around in like.... a while.... sad to see the server go, I have been in there a few times last months all by my self :) overjoyed with my levels still being there :) and now I went to check the forum and the server is closed... sad to see!

Altho I understand the fact you guys can't keep going on something that is "sinking" tbh. but hope to see a new server soon :) Best wishes to all of you!
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: crunchie on July 30, 2017, 09:25:19 pm
Sorry to read about this (late). It's been a blast player on NotD servers and huge thanks to all who put in the effort to keep it running. $$ donations are just one part of it, the people make the community. Thanks for growing and keeping a great one.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on August 14, 2017, 06:06:39 pm
Site is now back up in its more or less permanent home, Most functionality will remain. Shoutbox and servers list will be removed along with the donations

edit, keeping the shoutbox
edit, nvm its being stupid
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Doom8824 on August 15, 2017, 04:00:58 am
    Well I'm really late to the reply but wanted to think a bit before I put how I felt into a post. Overall this community was a family to me, all the people I met through out the years from this community was an enjoyable experience forsure.

    I have to say after meeting sorrow back in the day I knew I wanted to become a member of this community and put in the application (right before it became invite only). After rising through the ranks and being apart of the team I knew we had a good thing going. Of course after a lot of drama happened internally and externally I decided to leave the community as a whole to take a break. I honestly do regret doing that but at the time I did not know if I wanted to be apart of NotD any longer. But damn it I still lurked on the forums and became apart of the stupid minecraft server of NotD. Truth be told I still loved this damn community and could not leave it after all.

  So as wookie and I ran the minecraft section of NotD I sadly watched the major loss, that being localhost stepping down and passing the torch. At first I had hope but after the amount of hands the leadership jumped and the escalating drama I knew that what would come is only an uphill battle. And so NotD fell without anyone to hold it up, or so we thought. Wookie came to me and proposed we bring NotD back, wipe the past and move forward, so we did.
 
  Won't lie at first everything was going good, everyone was dedicated to make NotD great again and the funding just started rolling in to help keep the doors open. But as time went on we lost a lot of our people and moral fell, on top of that many of our administrators got busy with life and were unable to maintain what we had. Sad way to go but maybe it's for the best.

  Overall I will miss the old days we had in NotD, they were great and we had a tight family going on. I didn't lose the friends I made from this community so I will hold onto that. Thanks everyone for all the support through our past and our revival, it was a blast.

P.S. Shoutbox or riot.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: Da Manager on August 26, 2017, 06:19:16 pm
Well, strange, but for some reason, I still visit this servers forum. This is Dan talking, the older brother. Now, how much would it cost for 1 year of up time for all servers? Don't give me bull, just answer.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Wooki3 on August 31, 2017, 05:53:15 pm
Well, strange, but for some reason, I still visit this servers forum. This is Dan talking, the older brother. Now, how much would it cost for 1 year of up time for all servers? Don't give me bull, just answer.

Multiple factors that go into this but a rough estimate is around 20-30$/month to run the server how we would want to... BUT the servers are not coming back. Most of us that were responsible for running the servers just dont have the drive anymore. The servers will never be how we want to the be again. The games have changed too much there is no more community. not to mention we dont have our lead dev anymore, Doom is gone for school, and I dont have the effort to run the servers anymore
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Doom8824 on November 02, 2017, 02:23:10 am
P.S. Shoutbox or riot.
Well still no shoutbox, time to riot. On the bright side just put up our discord so if anyone wants to go there to chat you are welcome.
Title: Re: NotD Is Closing Its Doors
Post by: |NotD| Anathol on November 06, 2017, 12:52:16 am
RIOT !!! - But with style... 8)

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