It has come time for me to make an announcement to the clan,
As you all know my participation has dipped in the last 6 months, there are many reasons for this, but just suffice it to mean, Real LIfe Happened.
Our server is a beast of a PC that is located at 1 Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles, and the quality of hosting has been above average, with speeds world wide at a usable ping for most games.
except for falloff, proof that using broken ass used and recycled shit does not pay for gaming. SO the time has come for me to shut down the server and take it out of the data center.
over the years only 3-4 people ever bothered to pay anything toward the server fund, I have borne the weight of this for the last decade. so people that quit because we didn't do this or that or what fuckin ever can eat a dick, most of them never paid a cent, but I have never asked, To those that have given money to the server fund, and 1 person that sends every month with out fail-- RESPECT and Thank You--. I quit sending emails a long time ago, it seemed a lot like begging. But after more than a decade in Southern California I am moving the fuck on, and taking the server with me, yes that is right, taking it with me.
Here is the thing, DMM was born in July 2004 while I was living in Boise Idaho, and now I am going back. SoCal be but a memory in 2 weeks. I have sold my business, my divorce is almost final, and I am checking out. So what does this mean to Clan members. Well let me tell you a little bit about DMM, at one time we were a very large clan, think back to BF2 days, and we were still very active in RVS. After that shit storm dies down we quit recruiting and gathered a few core members and we stuck it out, ran the server for our enjoyment and did what we wished. a few years back, ARMA2 era , DMM started growing, and we started actively recruiting, we have seen some excellent people come and go, so I love as brothers, and some, meh... DMM is definitely in decline again, this is not a bad thing, I welcome it, true brothers and members will stay and be counted as DMM brothers and sisters, we have many inactive that I still count as brothers and sisters, and some of you will go away, if you have been wondering or thinking about leaving, now is the time, just give us a note of your intent, and leave with our best wishes. ( Side Note-- Stopping In Elko Nevada to see Bud and Deathgrip).
This coming Saturday the server will be going down and will be down and offline for up to 3 weeks, I will be transporting it to Boise Idaho, where I have selected a new co-location facility that I will be installing the server into. During the down time I will be doing some hardware tests, of memory, and motherboard, the system will be getting a new (replacement SSD for the OS partition, and a new 2TB sas drive for the game storage partition. During that time I will set up a temp TS server, and keep advisements here in this thread.
Any questions , let me know and post here.
July 22 Server goes down
August 3 Journey to Idaho Begins
August 7 Arrive Boise
August 8-12 new data center will be contracted, and server installed
All admin rights on new server will be based on contributions to server fund, I will just not be making the big money anymore and don't need to pay the monthly cost myself,
come on , help a brother out
And yes Viking, working on maps and programming is valuable, and needed and is a contribution that has as much value as money, so dont stress over that again.