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    This is a list of rules all of our admins must follow. If an admin is caught breaking any of these rules they are susceptible to punishment. 1) Admins can not in any way use their powers to gain an advantage or negatively interfere with game play. 2) Admins that use their admin powers must tag up with [sG] and their normal name. 3) Admins cannot change the map without a vote that passes with 75% yes or more. 4) Admins can only use admin chat for making announcements or warning players. 5) Admins may not ban themselves or punish other admins for any reason. Contact IA+ directly instead. 6) Admins will lead by example and be as polite and courteous as possible. 7) Admins are not exempt from server rules and will be punished accordingly if caught breaking them. 8) Admins are not to make up or enforce any rules not listed in the rules for the respective server.
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    Hi everyone, It has been a tough decision but today will be my last day as Vice President at Steam-Gamers. Over the last few months I have tried my hardest to get my activity to the level where I want it to be, but ultimately I can't get to the level that I feel is right for a VP to be at. In the last year and a half as VP, I've head the pleasure of working with many great people on the staff to push forward a lot of important and long-lasting initiatives. It's coming up on a year since we released the new divisional structure, and though there have been several changes made since the launch (as there always is!), I feel that the changes we've made are hugely positive for SG's future and that it will have a longstanding impact on our operations. Other than that, we've opened up new servers, upgraded our existing servers to better hosts and are in the midst of a website move (soon™). I think that the next few years for our community are going to be absolutely amazing! I have come and gone a few times in my past in SG, so I won't make this thread super long. I am still sticking around, albeit in a Technical Administrator role. I have networking experience in my real life job (which takes up most of my time btw) and am happy to help @Nishok and his team out with what needs to be done on the backend, as much as I can. I will also stick around to be a high-level advisor for Caution and the Board/IA team as they need as I want to continue giving back to the community that has given me so much. SG has been a part of my life for almost 10 years now and I am happy to keep with it for as long as the community is thriving. In terms of my replacement, I have talked with Caution and the board and am very happy to announce that Gator will be the new Vice President. He has done a great job in his role as BD and has been an exemplary staff member thus far in his membership with SG. I have no doubt that he'll do a kickass job. To those of you that I have worked at during my journey here (which continues) - from @Caution to the other POs in the past, VPs, BDs, AO/ATs, TAs, and more - thank you for being a positive influence on my life. SG shaped who I am as an individual (epic memer) and will always be a great set of memories for me. To be honest, being out of a VP/BD role takes some stress off me in terms of responsibility so I hope to see you all around in the servers a little more than I have been as of late. I still love my MG crew and since I have my new rig I want to play as much as possible when time allows - so I hope to see y'all in the servers! Can't wait to see what the future holds for the community. Thanks again everyone. Prez P.S. Long live SteamGamers!
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    I know what you're all thinking - "Jeez, this guy alone has resigned more times in this community than White House officials have left/been removed from their positions in the Trump administration!" I promise this is the last time and then I'll be out of your hair. On a more serious note, I am making this post to inform you all that I will be retiring from my position on the Board of Directors effective this coming Monday. Before I go into my reasons for this decision, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on my time here and share some of my thoughts with you. It's very humbling to look back on it all and compare that to where all of this has brought me both here and in my life. When I joined this place, I was a 15 year old kid about to head into my Junior year of high school. I used to play Counter-Strike: Source and other PC games very frequently when I was younger than that, but I only returned to them and subsequently joined this place for one reason - I was trying to find an escape from everything around me. I'd bet if you ask anyone how good an idea that was, they'd consider it running away from your problems instead of facing them and is logic only befitting of a naive child. The truth is: I'd be making one of the best decisions possible in terms of getting out of the crossfire and then eventually drawing up the battle plans to go on the offensive against the issues that haunted me. I vividly remember my joyous experiences here - including playing the servers and other games with various people here and the lengthy conversations on TeamSpeak. I also remember the mindset I had to try and do what was necessary to prove my worth and become an admin here and eventually move up in the ranks. I often cringe at what I thought was the best route in doing so like making the ungodly amount of player complaints I did, some of which were for the most minor offenses. However, I chalk that up to me just being an immature and overall stupid kid. The one thing I do admire about myself back then was the passion I had in me that led me to persistently trying to make strides. Through trial and error, I eventually was vetted by the community and deemed to be able to handle the responsibilities that came with being an admin. That was a defining moment for me here, because I knew my time at this community from that point on would be one of unrelenting servitude and would teach me one of the most important lessons in life - the satisfaction of getting where you want to be through hard work and dedication. Prior to this moment, I can admit that I had lived a life where this was foreign to me because I was a kid who never really had to bust his balls for anything. Well, a good amount of you know the story of my time here from that point onward so I'll lay that one to rest. Throughout the almost 7 years that I have been in and out of this community, I have a laundry list of experiences that have helped define who I am today. I had the absolute privilege of meeting people who would become very close friends and a few who are like family to me. I've had numerous feelings throughout my journey here - those of happiness and anger, love and hatred, satisfaction and disappointment. The arguments I've had here have given me a few gray hairs and the laughs I've had have added a few years onto my life. Without going through all of this, I will never know what kind of person I would have turned out to be. And while I have my fair share of regrets, I like to think that without the accidents and mistakes, I wouldn't have been able to be involved in what I have had the fortune to be a part of. I look back and realize that the person I am today is consequently different from who I was back then. Going from a dickhead to a dickhead that's a couple inches taller is a change that I completely overlooked over the years until this very moment. All joking aside, I admit that I used to be an annoying asshole who struggled with commitment here, felt entitled to be in the know about everything going on, and eventually turned against everything I worked hard for/cared about. I think a few years of having the right people kick me in the ass both here and in real life helped me grow out of that real quick, especially the year I was removed from the community for my shit attitude and involvement in the harassment of this place - to put it short. I can confidently say that time off from the community was a very humbling experience - in that it made me realize how much I fucked up and fired up the engine in order for me to go down the path of righting my wrongdoings. I wanted to prove that what I did in a time of extreme weakness was not the definition of my character and certainly not who I wanted to be known for during my time here. After some time off already, I was graciously given another chance despite almost no one wanting me back was something I knew I didn't deserve but I was glad to have. That was yet another defining moment in my life and taught me another lesson - the power of forgiveness and that being on the receiving end of it gives you a whole new perspective and truly makes you a more appreciative person. After all of my time in here at SG, I look back now and know that this is the destination that my journey will mark it's end at. I've stepped down from the community numerous times before and have always left with either a sense of distaste from something that happened behind the scenes or regret because it was an impulsive decision. This time is different as I'll be leaving with a sense of completion and fulfillment. Look at how much we have built here as a community - we've grown exponentially over the years despite having times of hardship and internal conflict. This is not attributed to any one person, but by all of us. From the past and previous presidents to the member who hardly posts on our forums but frequents our servers, we are all a contributing factor to the expansion and endurance of this community. This community is a network for those to do so much - whether that be to play games together, to share ideas and opinions, or to just bond with other members. All of you have played your part in making this place so special and providing aid to those who have needed it most, including a kid (now man) who has and still does struggle with a lot in life and wanted an escape at one point. Anything that I have been able to say that I was a part of accomplishing is nothing without the help, guidance, and wisdom that you all have been so kind to bestow upon and share with me. While I know I'm not a good person now, I can say I'm better than who I was when I first joined and became better each day because of you. Now, I'll get onto why I've come to make this decision. I've been through a lot in my life, and sometimes those hardships have chained me down. I've recently had an eye opening moment where I've realized that some of those chains are broken, and that those that still remain are ones that require my full attention to be able to break and become totally free. Therefore, I feel that this is my time to leave as I simply need to go and live my life outside of SG. There is so much of my life to live and I now feel content with myself in terms of repenting for my actions and misdeeds that I have brought upon this community. As hard as it is to say goodbye, I know it's a necessary step in order for me to continue my growth and go on my personal journey - to live out my life in happiness and pay it forward to those in need of help much like this place has done for me. I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a lump in my throat or tears rolling down my face as I've typing this out. This is due to the profound impact that this community has made on my life is one that I will cherish until the day I die and could never be more thankful for. So if there is any wisdom that I can endow on those who are currently here and for the future generations of SG like the wisdom that has been provided to me, it's this - do not give up, ever. You are worth a whole lot and while times may be tough and the words people can say may hurt, you are a beautiful soul and it is worth fighting on because there is no greater feeling than standing aside the corpses of your demons and knowing that you have conquered them. Do not let your past be indicative of who you can be - strive to be a better person (even in the smallest of ways) and prove that you are worth it despite what others may feel. Lastly - values like kindness, compassion, and respect go a long way. Even absolute pieces of shit will feel remorse and want to learn from their actions if you choose not to close the door on them by showing them forgiveness and love. I haven't been to church in years and can't say I'm much of a Catholic compared to what I used to be, but those are virtues that everyone can benefit from, regardless of religion. At this point, you can call this post whatever you'd like but I'm kind of consider it to be an odd combination of a resignation and a love letter to this community. Finally, I'd like to address a few other things before I make my departure. To those who have wronged me, all is forgiven and I hope that you are able to move forward in your life with success and good fortune. As for those who I have wronged, I hope that in my time here I have been able to at least prove to you that I mean it when I say that I regret what I have done. I don't ever expect forgiveness, but I want you to know that who I am now hopes that what I've done to you has not cut deep and that you are happy and have the nothing but the best going for you. Goodbye, Steam-Gamers. Thanks for the memories, and I wish nothing but the absolute best for this place and everyone in it moving forward. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.
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    What a journey it's been. Trust me when I tell you, I've written this post about ten times now. I'm not one for large or emotional posts, so I'll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible. I'm officially resigning as a member of the Board. It's approaching a year now that I've been on the Board and it's truly been an amazing experience. I've gone up and down the ranks many times, but to have been afforded the opportunity of being at the top is one I'm very appreciate of. Properly articulating how this community has changed me and watched me change is a difficult task. I first joined in September of 2015 as a 12 year old. This community watched as I entered my teenage years and here I am going onto 17. The hours of long talks about life, endless debates about the community and many friendships I've made have all had an impact on me, an impact I'm extremely grateful for. The amount of advice that I've taken from people at this community that has helped me, not only here, but in real life as well is too much to count. I'll never be able to repay you all for helping me to become the person I am today. Boys.. @eXtr3m3 @nick @roux @John @Zayne @Ned @Alex @DancingMoonLight.. it's been an honor. I'm glad to see some of you still representing in the staff ranks and I hope to see you guys continue to do great things. To the ones who have departed, thank you not only for the work you did here, but for being the coolest motherfuckers around. My clique has changed many times over the years, but I'm glad it finally got boiled down to the best people this community had to offer. We all know this isn't a goodbye, but it's not often that I tell you guys thank you and you've more than earned it. Thank you guys specifically for building me into who am I now.. you guys really did make me. To the current staff, you're all a very passionate group. The community is on the verge of doing some really big and great things and I'm excited to see them happen. The dedication and loyalty you guys show to this place is unmatched and a staff group like this is hard to come by. I'm going to send a few messages out to some people after this, but just know each and every one of you is appreciated for the work you guys do here. Taking time out of your life to assist in the growth of a community that brings people together is an honorable thing to do, who knows where I'd be today if the staff at the time didn't make Jailbreak enjoyable enough for me to keep playing. I'm not going to address each and every person or each and every rank, but I feel obligated to give a huge thank you to @Liam Brown and @Nishok, you guys really aren't recognized as much as you should be because the regulars can't properly comprehend how much you do for this place. While I know "thank you" isn't much compensation.. thank you. I'm done being a staff member here, but my love for this place remains the same. I hope it continues to thrive and I'll be here to watch as it does. Thank you to whoever put the pieces into place to bring me up to every staff rank I was in, especially the Board. Comparing Erik's resignation post to mine makes it feel like I haven't expressed my feelings enough, but there's really only one reason I wanted to leave with a thread, so, as the legend put it..
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    Hey y’all I’ve never been one for extremely long posts, so I’ll try to keep this one down. I’m sure many of you saw this coming, and an equal amount thought this day would literally never come – but some good things must come to an end. A bit of a background on me: I joined the community in early 2009, solely so I could wear the «SG.Reg» tag – and this was the extent of my involvement here. It wasn’t until 2011 when I just happened to hop upon the forums again, and see a new wave of admins being promoted, along with other changes to the community, that I started to be active across all platforms. I’m not sure what sparked in my head that day, but just seeing those promotions and how the community was run created a drive in me to become a bigger part of it. This drive brought me from SA, to CE, then to AO relatively quickly in 2013, where I spent 3 full years before being promoted to BD in 2016, where I’d have almost spent 2 years. Back in the day I’d spend hours upon hours per day working on this place, both on the servers I managed and with the people I worked with. Throughout my time here I’ve managed probably upwards a dozen and a half different servers, and I can’t even begin to explain how much time and effort went into those (or the amount of surf maps I’ve zoned over the years. Literally hundreds upon hundreds), and have days worth of playtime in the servers alone. I’d spend countless summer nights up until 5AM in TS, with fellow admins/friends, just talking about the servers and how to improve the community. I’ve seen hundreds of admins come and go, ranging from SAs to BDs, and from strangers to best friends. And I’ve seen/been a part of almost every major change that has occurred here dating back to 2011 – whether it’s the 2012 forum hacking and deletion, the eventual move from CSS to CSGO, or the domain and ownership change – I’ve seen and likely played some form of role in all of them. The point that I’m trying to illustrate here is just how important this community was to me – and still is – and why that’s a part of my reason for stepping down. The main reason of which – the drive that I mentioned a few paragraphs up - simply is no longer there. Being in my 3rd year of college, with my entire life ahead of me, I just can’t see continuing as a dedicated higher up here as being a part of that. This place will always be in need of having dedicated staff members who have a true passion for improving this place, and that are actively and publically involved in the community. I don’t have the same passion for CSGO and improving SG that I used to have, and it wouldn’t be right for me to essentially be a placeholder at this rank for any longer. I’m more than happy to say that I’m ready to pass the torch on to whoever can fill this role in the future. I could do personal shout outs and messages here, but I’d be sitting here typing this for over a week straight, and I’d go far over the character limit. I’ve gotten to know so many of you so well, and so many of you have meant so much to me in one way or another, more than words can explain. Rather, I’d just like to give a quick thanks to the BD/TA/AO team – both of the present and in the past – everyone who I have had the pleasure of working with dating back to 2013. You have all put so much work into this place, and it’s been great to work with all of you, and for that I’ll always be appreciative. I’ve made countless friends from my role here, and I will always be appreciative for those as well. Currently, we have such a great staff filled with wonderful people, and I know that they will lead this place right back into the spot of being the top gaming community out there. I won’t be disappearing completely (at least moreso than I already am xd) – I’ll still be around on steam and on the forums as usual. I’d just like to end just by saying thank you again – to all the mems, regs, subs, VIPs, HGs, SAs, LGs, CAs, AOs, TAs, Liam Brown, BDs – everyone. You all make this such an amazing place not only to play games, but to hang out with friends and have a good time. It’s all of your dedication that keeps this place running as smoothly as it does, and turns it into something more than just a gaming community, and that is something I hope to never see change.
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    It's unfortunately time for me to step down, I know it’s only been a short stay as time as president. But it needs to be done. I've just finished university today and the next step is to get my career path going and focus on more important things in my life right now. Running an online community takes far too much time, hassle and it has become a chore to turn on my computer and logon to the forums. Back in 2007 when I first joined Zombie Murder it was fun to not have to care about anything other than playing. No worry of when the next DOS attack was coming, no need to worry about anything else. Being here, the more higher-up you go the less communication you have with the lower ranks and ultimately the more time it takes to deal with stuff here. Tl;dr - there isn’t one Its been a fun ride, ill still be in the community as retired staff and will play on the servers still. But I need to cut loose my involvement in the running of the place as I don’t want to keep dedicated hours each day to take care of this place anymore. Just want to say a thanks to everyone who helps out around the community and also to those who support by playing the servers, being active on the forums and a special thanks to those who donate to keep the servers alive. Unsure where Amit has gone to be honest, but I’ve made the decision that Spartan will take over my position and take care of this place. Spartan has been here ages and deserves a shot at running the place for sure. He will be taking over at the end of the month I don’t really want to drag this on any longer, so yeah ill still be on the servers every now and again. So thanks for the fun times up until now.
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    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! In the interest of transparency, we will post the regular members here who manage to get themselves banned - along with the reason.
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    Well, it’s my time to step down. As some of you may know, I’ve enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I just graduated high school a few weeks ago (party time amirite), so I’ve been relatively inactive. I graduated high school a semester early so I could join the USMC earlier, and so I could come back to graduation night and walk in my dress blues (aww yeeeea). While I don’t go to boot camp until February 14th, my activity is going to be gradually dropping until that day. I’m hanging out with some family / friends, having some going away parties (last times being drunk / laid for 3 months =[ ), and PTing like fuck. After boot camp, I go back to my city for a month-ish to help my recruiters with recruiting (herpa derp). Should have time off then, but I have no idea what is going to be happening. I’ve made a lot of friends here; some of you guys I like better than some of my RL friends. Hell, some of you guys text me / facebook me on a weekly basis. And, on one occasion, met up with someone from here in real life (road trip to find Litkey, amirite Bubbles?). It’s been a lot of fun playing here; throughout the various ranks I’ve been, leadership changes in the community, and different programs we’ve had over the past couple years, I’ve had a blast. But for now, I want to be put back at the first rank that I ever earned. I’ll be on here and there until early February, at which point I won’t be back on until…well I don’t really know. Probably May, but if RL is taking priority, then perhaps longer. If anyone wants to write me letters while I am in boot camp, PM me. Some of you already have me added on FB, where my address will be posted. Also, props to Cloud for talking with me for long hours about my decision to join haha. BTW, sorry to anyone I convinced that my avatar was actually me, I’m only 17, not 54 =/ TL;DR Fuck you guys, going to TNS
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    Nearly 9 years ago I signed up to this community the same way as everyone else here. I picked a username, I chose a password, verified the stupid captcha, and the username XeNo was forever taken. While I sit here thinking of what to say, I feel an odd reminiscence of what events lead up to today. How it began and the person I was the day I first clicked "Register" and today, the day I honestly feel may be the first time in the history of my time here where I click "Log Out". Reflecting on how I've changed over the years as I've grown with this community is a tough pill of pride to swallow. I was 18 when I joined, and I felt I had life figured out. Looking back at my posts and my early time here I realize how wrong I was, and I feel that it's a humbling experience to look back and notice the journey my life has taken up to this point. SG has been a huge part of my life, nearly one-third of my time alive has been spent off and on right here, within this very community. As the community has grown, died, and been reborn, I like to feel I followed a similar trend of growing through my own life. As I matured and grew with SG, I realized how important this place was to me. For me it was always the people within this community, the good and the bad. Both good people and bad people can show you who you are as a person. Good people can help you get back on track when you fall off the path, but bad people test who you are at your core. How you deal with situations and people will define who you are, and you can't understand what type of person you are unless you experience both good and bad. It is even harder to learn how to appreciate the good in your life without something to give you a taste of how bad it can get. In my time here I have experienced a lot, I've met people that have quite literally changed my life. I've had a lot of laughs, a lot of fights, arguments and debates that seem to last hours or days. I've found love, happiness, heartache, and sadness with people from this community. It's through these experiences that have helped shape me into the person I am today. People often underrate the effect they can have on others, and especially online where people tend to believe it's easier or more entertaining to be cruel than kind. I won't pretend to say I am not a victim of this myself, as I look back on my past here I can confidently say I was definitely an asshole. It was kind people that I met here and in my real life that helped me change for the better, to grow into the much better person that I'd like to say I am now. This community attracts people from all walks of life, and that's something I have always been fascinated by. I have always enjoyed meeting new personalities and people from different cultures, learning what things in their lives made them so different from one another and from myself. It has always been the people, the players, that really kept me invested in SG my entire time here. No matter what rank I was, my focus was always in making the community a better place. What does it mean to make it a better place? For me it was for the players, the regulars. Make it not only popular with amazing servers, but a place where people would enjoy not only the servers, but the people who they're playing with every day that they're in one of our servers. Creating a community where people didn't join just to play the servers, but joined for the people. This has been my passion ever since I started taking my time here more seriously, and one that every step of the way I worked to make more and more reality. Every rank I went up I thought of how I could push that rank to the limits to build a better community. I took every rank as not a promotion but a challenge, to see what I could do with it that would improve the community as a whole. No matter what rank you are, you can influence the community, you can do something with your rank to make the community a better place. With powers or no power at all, you can help improve the community just by personality alone. Make new players feel welcomed, make the servers filled with laughter instead of racism, and above all try to make them fun to play in for hours on end. I appreciate the opportunities I was given here at SG, by everyone who was in power at the given time, to do my best to make this place a better community to game with. I am grateful to everyone in this community for helping it become what it is today. Lastly, I am thankful to everyone I've met along the way, who helped me get to where I am now. Whether they know who they are or not, I am thankful for them. I may never get the opportunity to manage something as big as SG ever again, and that's a hard thought to think about. This place has been a huge part of my life, and now that I've took the time to reflect on my time here, I can say that I will never forget it. This community has been such a unique experience for me, there's a good chance I will never experience being part of something as wonderful as this community has been for me. This has been a long crazy ride, and if given the chance to click that Register button again, I would not hesitate to do it all over again. I can't say for sure I'll never be back here again, but for now this is goodbye. Thank you all for everything you've done for me. Whether you know it or not.
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    This is a sad day for me but is long overdue. It is time for me to step down as well. I have devoted over 4 years of my life to forming and growing the community and really just want to enjoy the friendships I have formed here without exerting myself or worrying about the next big decision or drama. I am leaving the community in good hands with Garfield who is doing his best to promote and expand this community. Let me state this now, this is not good bye as I love this community and still consider SG my baby. I am just tired of changing its diapers. I mean fuck your four years old now use your big boy potties. To be honest, I could have done this a few weeks ago but its hard to let go of something you have ran and loved for so long. I remember in the early days I thought this would be a fun hobby for a few months and maybe if I tried hard I could get a few followers and (1) popular server. Little did I know that over that time I would meet so many amazing people and that the community would flourish. I consider all of you my friends and want to keep those friendships. I have enjoyed the games and conversations I have had with all of you on vent. It really is amazing to be able to talk to people half way around the world and still be able to find something in common. Shit, I never knew I would have so much fun making fun of Brits (fucking islanders). This has been a great experience for me and one I will always cherish. A lot of you don’t know this but I have gone through some hard times in the last 4 years of my life and this community was always my escape from reality and my way of blowing off steam. This was the perfect hobby and distraction for me. Some people have given so much to this community and supported me for so long I don’t know if there are words to show my gratitude. I guess all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I ever needed anything I knew my friends online would be there for me even if it was just some advise or laughter. Some of you I would consider my true friends even though I have never met you in person which is odd because most people I know IRL I would not trust as much as some of my online friends, you guys know who you are. I know this may come as a shock to some of you but it honestly is in the best interest of the community as I no longer have time to run this place. It is time for the second generation of SG to step up and keep this place going. Red and I will be sipping margaritas on the beach while collecting our SG social security checks but be assured we will be checking in on you guys from time to time. Take care of SG for me and I will see you all on vent in the near future. Thank you to everyone who has supported SG.
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    Hey everyone! As all of u know i'm not the most active player in sg since i legit don't have fun with CSGO anymore, HOWEVER since im a lucky piece of shit according to suri. i thought id make the day for one of you guys. I will be giving away a ? StatTrak™ M9 Bayonet | Crimson Web to one lucky player!! To Enter this giveaway you actually don't have to do much, just THANK this post and i will do a random raffle. I will draw this giveaway Sunday 21st January Wish all of you great luck! Edit: Since me and a few friends impulsively decided to purchase cruise tickets for saturday, i will draw this one day early, so the new date of crushed dreams and massive joy will be Saturday 20th January [ATTACH=CONFIG]17423[/ATTACH]
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    So as some of you may know, I had a child on the way. Well here he is. he was born on 2/7/17 at 1:31PM EST. Now the bad news. Unfortunately my beautiful son was born with a genetic disorder. He was born as trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome. He truly is a blessing, most trisomy 18 babies don't make it past live birth and he made it. unfortunately he is full trisomy 18 so he wont unfortunately live to see his first birthday most likely. we are celebrating his birthdays in weeks so today is his one week birthday. We truly love this amazing fighter and as some of you know I am excited to be a father. Just figured I would finally post this since I told some of you I would. =)
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    Well time has come kids, I have issued my resignation to Caution effective immediately. I've been doing this stuff for almost 10 years now. I think I've only had a year or two total where I wasn't involved in some gaming community. What this means is that I've almost been doing this for a third of my life. Which doesn't seem much to you youngins, considering my kid is also almost a third of my age. Some of you guys weren't in school when I started playing here. I've seen many of you grow up and graduate high school or college. Its funny how often someone would consider me the dad of SG, not because of my age, but because of the advice I'd give or how I tried to guide people to go the right track. I hope that for many of you, I've been a help to help you understand things that just don't apply to SG, but can apply to your own lives. I told Caution back in late August/early September that this would be coming. So he wasn't too caught off guard. I didn't think I would have had this situation come up but I am glad it has. It has changed my life for the better and has made the quality of my life improve 1000%. In early June, I made an off the hand joke to @Prez when he commented to me about the shit he was watching on YouTube. I mean it was grade A crap. I was like dude, you need some boobs. You should get with @Suri about that, I said. He laughed at me and said no he's got his own. Later on I told her that joke and she thought it was hilarious. From then on we talked pretty much every day. Towards the end of June we started getting a bit more serious and decided try this long distance thing out. It was nothing that we planned or expected to lead to something but it has. This lead to me making a promise to her, that I am now fulfilling. Gaming communities wrecked my first marriage, wasn't the sole reason but it did not help at all. I told her I will not repeat this mistake. So babe, from this day forward, I am done with working on gaming communities as a hobby. I haven't played on a CS:GO server in a year now. Pretty much all I am here for are the endless drama filled meetings on the crap that the community puts the higher ups through and making changes the website and backend work. At this point, its no longer fun and does not fulfill any desires I have. So it is a good time for me to walk away. To @Caution, thanks for letting me play devils advocate and debate stuff with you. You are still an ass, but its not all been bad things. I appreciate the trust you had in me to give you advice and help you guide this community through many major changes in the past 3 years. To @Prez, thanks for being a friend to me and supporting me in everything I've done. I know you've been there for me a many of times to hear me bitch and complain about some stupid shit that goes on. To @Liam Brown, you are the man. Your work ethic is second to none. You have been a great asset to this community and I hope you continue to be the coding genius that you are. To @Labarr, you have been one of the greatest guys I've had a pleasure to work with at this place. I've seen you grow up in this place from being that soccer nerd to being a great coder. You got great ideas. I always enjoy playing against you in Rocket League, even though you kick my ass a ton. To @Leon Mordecai, I know we've had our issues and stuff lately. I've always considered you a good friend and I know you don't mean a lot of the stuff that has happened between us. Its ok, I'm ok. You were one of the last proteges of mine that I helped mold into a good AO. It was a pleasure helping you get there and while it didn't end like either of us wanted to, you did a good job regardless. To @Suri, I love you so much babe. Thanks for being my rock for the past 6 months. You've helped me get through some tough times and I know I've done the same for you. I am glad we are starting this new chapter together. Our future is bright and we'll be the best couple around. I know I can't create personal messages for everyone but this is a good general statement for everyone else: This community, for all its ups and downs, its drama filled memes, for the outstanding players, to the assholes we laugh at, its truly a community. As long as you take care of each other this place will always have a beating heart. The beating heart of the players. The players is what makes SG work, not who is AO, BD or even president. Without the players, this place does not exist. So participate in the servers, participate in the discussions on the forums. Be a positive light to guide the community in the direction it needs to go into. I'll still do games and little events, so I'm not fully leaving. This is not farewell, this is only I'll see you later.
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    Hey, Steam-Gamers, Quite awkward of an outro thread, might I say, but yeah, here it is. I joined early 2015 after getting ddos'd by the owner of another csgo community. Originally, I came here for admin, and I ended up staying for thanks. Once I got on high enough on the board, I figured I'd get more thanks if I got promoted, so I did. Eventually I got director, somehow, and amassed an incredible amount of thanks. After being notoriously inactive due to a certain pandemic whilst working in healthcare, I decided I'd probably step down in May. Things lead to another and I ended up staying there until last week. None of this is news to anybody in the community by now, but I had a situation back at what used to be my house, a week prior to me moving back for university. That kind of precipitated the inevitability of me stepping down, but worry not, it was meant to happen very soon regardless. Speaking of the happening, I wanted to sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank everybody involved in both the hosting/managing of the livestream that happened earlier this week. You have no idea how much this means to myself and my family. I've already split the money with them, and they also share their thanks. I had absolutely no expectations and I still came out of there flabbergasted given the incredible support that came my way. I reiterate, thank you, thank you. I'd like to give special mentions, regarding last week, to @patrick. This man, believe it or not, built and donated a complete, new and powerful pc my way, days after the tragedy. I've already received it and, wow, I still cannot believe it. To assert his dominance over the peasants out there, he added a mere $1100 on top of the computer. Although he's probably tired of hearing me say it again and again, thank you so, so much. Second mention goes to @Caution and the rest of the board for allowing all of this to happen. This platform is a huge one, and god fucking damned generous at that. I will forever owe you one for helping us out in these tough times. Of course, there are way too many folks in this place to thank, all of you guys, you know who you are, thank you. I can't stress enough how much this affects us all, I love you all a lot Enough with the sad shit. I've found myself a new passion in 2020, I've started some serious projects (that you guys might be lucky enough to see very soon(tm)), and I'm going back to school for some serious studies now. If that isn't enough of an excuse for me to not have opened csgo since december 2019 then I don't know what to add. I'm a busy, cool, handsome, humble gentleman. I'll make sure to advertise as much of my shit in this place as possible before eventually getting banned, cause it seems to be the recent trend nowadays. I'll post my Ph.D on here once its done, in like, 8 years. Thank you SG. You've been a big part of my life and English development skill for years now, and I'm forever grateful to the friends I've made along the way and what has been done to this place due to everyone's efforts. Special shoutout to the cityboys. I'm at a loss of words right now, its like I've seen this thread coming from miles away and still don't know what the fuck to write, because of how much of an impact this place has had on me in the recent years. I apologize for my lack of activity, but I don't apologize for being the dankest fucking memer this place has seen since wooper. I say this from the bad dragon enthusiast perspective to you all, please thank the fucking thread so it gets more likes than @eXtr3m3's stepping down thread, because I am cooler than he is. I'll stick around, of course. Catch y'all in the joe biden club, love them hairy legs. fuck them kids. give me gp on osrs. long live steam-gamers. edit: thank you for the gold kind stranger!
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    Oh boy, I originally didn’t want to write this thread because frankly speaking I’m terrible when it comes to these types of threads, however, I thought twice and realized I do have some words I’d like to share. First and foremost, I am stepping down from my role as a Board of Directors member to take some time off and focus on medical school. This was a very tough decision for me as I felt extremely split about leaving versus staying. A good chunk of you knows it’s my first year as a med school student and I’ve been very blessed to even be here learning and passing (thank God lmao). Unfortunately, med school is as tough as people make it out to be. Initially, I felt like I was able to juggle both school and the SG life, but it wasn’t even as much as I had hoped when it came to giving SG my love and attention. I’ve been at a point where all the mental exhaustion from school has caught up to me and has heavily affected my presence and involvement in the community. I feel it’s completely unfair of me to continue staying here and being absent when some people know I practically spend 6 hours a day studying my ass off just to make sure I don’t fall behind. Realistically speaking, every other BD on this team has 10x more on their plate than I do and still do a fuckload to keep this community running strong, and I salute them for that. Little fun fact: February 1st, 2019 marked my 2nd year as a BD. It goes to show time really flies by and I swear it doesn’t feel like I’ve been here in that position for that long. I stumbled across SG in the summer of 2012, just randomly browsing community servers since I had just gotten a copy of CS:S and wanted to explore, when the word “MiniGames” had caught my attention and intrigued me. I grew up playing CS since 1.6 and I started at the age of 12, so you can tell I’m a loser for this franchise (CS 1.6, CS:CZ, CS:S, CS:GO). I hopped on and re_skybunker was the map and since then I fell in love with the map and MG in general. I’ve been a member for this community for about 5.5 years now and I’ve met so many people that I’m very glad to have worked with, play games, share laughs, and call them friends. I wish I could share stories about each of you in this thread, but that would turn into a book filled with tons and tons of memories. So please don’t take any offense when I say I won’t be tagging any of you, just know that you are acknowledged and extremely appreciated for being a part of my SG timeline. As cliché as it may sound coming from many other former higher-ups, this really isn’t a goodbye at all from me. I promise you that I still have a lot of love and passion for Steam Gamers, and I hope to return to the team in the future if given the opportunity again by the BDs. Even though I’m stepping down from this role for now, I can guarantee you I’m still super hyped for the future of SG. Guys, I swear it’s going to be really fucking cool with the major changes the big red guys want to introduce. I just want to thank you all for being such a wonderful community and this best worst ze player Symmetra trainer-shopping dmg boosted “who r u” hihruamgr8thx4askn worst bd ever big dumb idiot loser andallothernamesyouvegivenme will see you soon - BR P.S. Thanks @Vick and congrats on CA.
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    Just wanted to say a huge thanks to everyone, it was a pleasure being AO and working on the servers. This community and its players have been a big part of my life for the last several years, I will always cherish the memories. Special shoutouts to the Higher Up staff, you all have been amazing and incredible to work along side with and I will miss you all... I hope I get the chance to do this again if I have more time down the road. Thank you.
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    It has been a good run everyone, but it is finally time for me to go. I have been around Steam-Gamers for years now and it definitely holds a special place in my heart. Unfortunately the stresses of managing the Zombie Escape server have begun to affect my mental and physical well being. I have come to the conclusion that despite how much this place means to me I cannot place it above my own health. I will still check in every once in a while so if anyone wants to reach out to me feel free. I have known so many of you over these past years so instead I will do a general call out. Thanks to everyone here that has been a friend to me, who has helped out the staff and especially those who have worked on Zombie Escape which is my favorite server. Hopefully the ZE server will be able to continue but if not it had a good run, recently a lot of people helped out in order to revive it which is greatly appreciated. Please all of you take care of yourselves and enjoy the time you have been given.
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    Enderspine has been banned for wallhacks [video=youtube;3cFC6-MC_kE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cFC6-MC_kE
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    Well it has been a good run, and a fun ride, but today is the day that I step down from my duties at SG. I cannot be as brash as Astrum (My post would be a frothing rage filled chasm of bile, chewing its way through the earth, caustically burning and eroding everything in its wake while breaking the seven seals and seven bowls of revelation before writhing itself to the surface in a blackened throne of human remains. Before opening my mouth and singing the song of your damnation and destroying what feeble excuse for a mind that may exist in the readers skull. I would watch you all burn with the remains of literary prose that would blacken the sky with its potency.) but I will do my best to express myself in as short of a novel form as possible. I started as an SA in 2007 and worked my way to VP before our new owners joined, I am happy to see the expanded and heavily automated backend and systems that SG now uses, that I was able to help create and maintain. they are a far cry from the tedious day to day hand adding bans, admins, and donators of the past, and those of you who helped me I am very appreciative for your help. I originally stayed on after haggard stepped down due to lack of technical expertise, and While Astrum and I managed things fairly well, With new owners, And Astrum stepping down, I believe it is time for me to do so as well. I just recently got out of the hospital after almost 2 weeks due to a nasty bug, and combining the recovery with being SG's last line of defense has taken its toll on me. My time for SG related work has dropped off some, and other then the odd Ddos or hacker, the systems here at SG are extremely robust and fairly easy to fix and upkeep, so I have in essence worked myself out of a job. That coupled with Astrum stepping down, and new ownership, I strongly feel it is time for me to let them move forward with the newer staff and their goals and such for SG. Garfield left the former staff with many "promises" of what to expect, and many of them were not kept (demotions and promotions and access being top of the pile) the new owners were not informed of the various points or do not care per se, and have decided it is easier to reshuffle staff as a first step to making SG into their vision of a gaming community. Unfortunately the viewpoints and ideas I had hoped SG might move into are not feasible at this time, and while it isn’t fair to expect the new ownership to backup garfield's promises, I do expect the new owners to live up to the threads and posts they originally made, I am not surprised, just saddened by the way many things have been handled. I have always moved mostly behind the scenes, working throughout the night, and sometimes days straight to give SG the absolute best that money cannot buy. volunteer work as it is was not my plan for a future, and while I enjoy giving back, there is only so much I am willing to take before it becomes obvious that my value here is under appreciated and I am being used without any sort of thanks or even continuing to keep my rank and status so I can continue to work effectively and efficiently, Haggard is and was the main reason I have dumped so much time and energy into this community, and with him gone the dream that is SG has faltered. The personal connections and camaraderie I have built up over the years has certainly not gone, but My love for the now desecrated temple that is SG has withered and fallen like the broken husk parts of it are. I rarely find myself firing up a steam game right now especially CS:S, and I pretty much just sit "on call" to answer and fix stuff that the rest of the staff cannot. This means SG is more of a non paying job at this point that is simply using my talents when all else fails. I simply do not have the energy to continue 24 hour on calls for SG when my passion for SG has now turned into a job. After training Jen, Paul, The Good Tyrant, and others to maintain day to day operations, I am not needed as much, so hopefully things will continue to run smoothly in my absence. I will still be available if some sort of catastrophe occurs beyond the scope of the current staff, But otherwise will be inactive as a BD/former VP until further notice. Those of you with my number feel free to txt if my services are needed. Jager, Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, and President of Vice I leave you with an old saying I remember from childhood, “The gunslingers prayer” May your travels bring you peace, at one end of my gun or the other, and blessed be the bullets that end you, may they fly as true as the heart wishes.
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    I'm not sure if this is one of the hardest posts I've ever had to make or one of the easiest. I've been here at SteamGamers for years now and have grown very fond of the people here and those who have long since left. I did take a sabbatical some time ago for personal reasons but I still loved the community, for all its faults and promise, and still felt welcome. This time is different. It's hard for me to accept that this is the end of an era, although part of me realizes it ended long before this. This decision was made easier by recent events which have severed any notion of camaraderie I felt towards the community, although not necessarily individual people within it. I've always been one to focus on the technological progress of the community rather than the political progress. The thought of unifying our ban management system with our forum database, or creating a web application to administer servers whilst providing useful information for players thus increasing the usefulness of the website beyond general conversation excited me. It was a labor of love, one that most of us understood. We never thought the community needed to be profitable, merely self-sufficient to attain its goals. With this recent change I can no longer ignore the political farce that SteamGamers has become. Truth be told I haven't done much work for this community since GarfieldH bought it. Now you may be asking why even though the answer should be plainly obvious to most people. This was never a labor of love for him. This was a challenge, a challenge to attain power by buying his way in. Once he "owned" the entirety the challenge was met and bested, and he cut and run. For Haggard this was a passion, a passion which unfortunately collided with his personal life forcing him to make a tough decision which ultimately ended in the sale of the community. Haggard was a true joy to work with. I remember staying up late talking to him and various others about how we could make the best community we possibly could with the funnest servers we could muster for the members. GarfieldH was the equivalent of an MBA with only a vague inkling of the technology that kept the community running, the kind of person who wants feature X, Y, and Z at the expense of the engineer's soul who is working 80 hour weeks but only being paid for 40. With Haggard it was like working with an artist, with GarfieldH it was like working for a clueless boss. This is the reason why SteamGamers doesn't have feature X, Y, and Z. I have the time and the knowledge, just not the will. I personally have no qualms against either Amit or Charles. They have a business venture and it's their prerogative. They arrived in a storm. However, be careful about how strongly you flap your wings lest you cause a storm yourself. This community is the marrying of both forums as well as game servers, a self-contained ecosystem where friends can discuss the latest news and play games on well regulated servers. The down side to this is that this community has extremely high maintenance requirements. With a forum you can set it up, gain a user base, and allow moderators to clean it up. With this community you need to constantly improve the servers, offer new options, and keep the website relevant to the gaming. I personally can't put in my free time to do this when I know someone else is getting paid. Especially not when access has already inexplicably and silently - and poorly - been revoked without prior discussion. Even though Haggard had the final decision in this community, it was never run like a dictatorship. You posted that not much will change in the operation of SteamGamers, however, your actions have thus far proven otherwise. Be very wary of what you do. In all of my time in this community I have never had a true problem with anyone. I'm even still friends with Suri. Perhaps it's my congenial nature. This changed with the sale of the community for the second time though. As a personal message to GarfieldH I'd like to say you have betrayed this entire community. Not only that but you betrayed the people, past and present, who poured hundreds if not thousands of hours not into gaming, but into building upon this community and keeping it running and relevant. There was no prior discussion with us or the community to see if this is even what we wanted. You took the community that was entrusted to you and made this decision on our behalf without our consent, opinions, or advice. Your unapologetic and quite frankly cavalier attitude towards this sale has sickened me. I honestly don't care about your reasons for doing this, it's unforgivable. You absolutely do not, nor have you ever, owned everything on SteamGamers. Posts are copyrighted by their respective authors and the copyright is not transferred to you merely because you wish it. Do you also think that you own the maps on the servers that were picked up from fpsbanana, or even the maps that Paul made for Minigames, or the scripts and mods that I wrote, or the countless other pieces of work created by other people? No, you do not. We own the copyrights to our respective works and you have been granted the ability to use these, but have never received the copyright for them and hence do not own them. The web server is located in Canada, the game servers in the US, and you are in the UK, all signatories of the Berne Convention. You fundamentally misunderstand what you bought and what you sold. You owned a lease to the domain name, web server, and game servers, a license to vBulletin 4 (although not vBulletin 3), and you also currently own (copyright) your own works which mainly consist of posts. What you bought was a pre-built community, not the content. You're granted the same abilities that were granted to Haggard, but you do not own the vast swaths of content that has been generated. Don't misconstrue this as a legal threat, merely a correction to an incredibly vain and ignorant statement. In closing I'm not going to beguilingly say I wish SteamGamers the best in the future. I have made my peace and closed that chapter in my life and no longer care if it succeeds or fails. Neither will bring me joy or remorse at this point. I'd like to personally thank those of you who I have grown close to over the years and that I will cherish the memories I have, the joyful as well as the tragic. Many of you have had a deep impact in my life, some of who will never read this, and for that I'm grateful. Regards, Astrum
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    ReyZi_Chan has been permanently banned from both the servers and the forums for making sexual advances to members of the community whilst being an underage boy pretending to be a girl of age.
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    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone, it has been a great run during my time here as a CA and AO. Back in 2010 when I first joined I never thought id be someone to actually manage a server. Now I just think of how much fun I really had here, and all of the memories this place has for me. Steam-Gamers is a one of a kind community, and I will never forget this place, as a lot of people mention SG as it being their second home and I could not agree more. I wanted to thank all of the higher up staff who put in endless hours of their time to make sure the servers run smoothly, and it has been an absolute blast working along side you all. But for now, Mad Dogg will be taking my place as the new TTT AO, and I have full trust that he will do an amazing job with arottenpickle. I'll be graduating in April and be on the hunt to start my career, and need to focus on that for now. I will truly miss being an AO here and maybe someday in the future I will be able to return, but for now its my turn to take a step back from managing SG servers. Again, I wanted to thank all you as a community, for making SG such an amazing place to hangout. This is not a goodbye SG, don't worry you haven't gotten rid of me yet... yours truly, mattypoo
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    SPIN THE WHEEL So i have some stuff cluttering up my inventory lately, so i figured why not give some of it away? 1st Prize:? StatTrak™ Shadow Daggers | Stained(Value:105$) 3rd Prize:StatTrak™ AWP | Worm God (Value:8$) I will be using Wheel Decide(https://wheeldecide.com) to determine the winners I will leave this open for 1 week, Closing entries on May 4th @11:59pm CST or about 50 people enter All you have to do to enter is thank the post then post something down below. if you dont thank and only post you will not be entered i will record the results and post for everyone to see when it closes, ill either do it that night or the next night. 2nd Place: Viscera Cleanup Detail Gift - Game - (Value:12.99) Current Entries: Check Thanks On bottom...i messed this list up pretty bad lol GOOD LUCK EVERYONE... Edit 4/28 12:20am CST: Its at 49 people in less then 3 hours...but im going to bed..im gonna leave it overnight and possibly tomorrow to stay open now since this is like "Blowing up" I wanna give as many people a chance for this as i can, Hope everyone Understands Edit 4/28 2:00pm CST: I will keep this open till midnight CST, after midnight i will be pulling everyone who has thanked the post. Randomizing the list a few times then running it through wheeldecide. I didnt know this would get that popular that quickly..All prizes are ready to send. I will be messaging the winners to get there trade links after i post the results...and yes i will record the results. Thank you everyone who has/will participate in this. Y'all are a great community and this is my way of giving back. Results Posted Below.....Waiting On Messages for trade links...
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    hi im exk i used to sweat a lot and kill people and make them angry a lot but i can't anymore heres a goodbye thread bye. A lot of you guys probably don't even know who I am anymore, but to all the dudes I really cared bout, this is more or less for you. I've been here for about three years now? 2016? and man has it been a ride. I went from the dude who no lifed TTT to actually managing a server here. I met countless people here, and met up with a bunch of you cuties in real life. I really do feel super lucky to have gotten involved here. I've made a ton of good memories, had a lot of laughs, and spent countless hours mindlessly relaxing and escaping from everything that life forces on you. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time anymore to be around and do what the servers deserve. I can't spend the hours on the server, or even put the time in anymore to do the things the servers need to make it better. This is more or less the reason I need to step down. I really wanted to put more time into scrim and push it towards the next level. I had a lot of plans to make it more involved with the community to nurture a "competitive scene" while having everyone enjoy and be welcomed to it. I've left all my thoughts and ideas for the next person who takes over the reigns so I have high hopes that some of it will still come true! I've rambled enough in that thread so I'll leave it shorter here. I really love this community and everything that's come with it. A lot of my old friends aren't active anymore, but every once and a while I meet some of you new peeps and it's pretty fun. This place has given me a lot and I'm glad I was able to give something back to it. I loved managing scrim, and it's a bit bittersweet that I won't be able to keep working on it moving forward but I just got to let it go. I'm sure I'll forget a lot of others but, peace to: @WavY @Alex @papa @Dominic @eXtr3m3 @Reid99 @Senpai @roux @eden @Noob^ @Malibu @Fuze @the rest of those gorillas @BndC @Paradox @DancingMoonLight @H4XOR @Maan @Joolis @tides @Pred @Rhyzhe @Korean Ninja @Black Rain @Greggy G [ny gang gang] @Mad Dogg @Gator @Wawa @All the other old ATs, CAs, Admins etc that I forgot even though I used to fucking talk to them all the time.
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    I'm pleased to announce what is definitely a long overdue update for the CS:GO Store. This has been in the works for a few months now and contains a load of new content, and some new features as well. I hope you guys enjoy it, and look out for more updates coming in the near future. [table=align: center] [tr] [td] [gifv]https://gfycat.com/PoliteDazzlingIbisbill[/gifv][/td] [td][gifv]https://gfycat.com/NextBoilingAmericanwarmblood[/gifv][/td] [/tr] [/table] 27 Auras in total — Including 10 exclusive for VIP and Subscriber [table=align: center] [tr] [td] [gifv]https://gfycat.com/FrightenedFatalIguana[/gifv][/td] [td][gifv]https://gfycat.com/FarawayConstantGrayreefshark[/gifv][/td] [/tr] [/table] 20 Particle Trails in total — Including 6 exclusive for VIP and Subscriber [table=align: center] [tr] [td] Masks [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] Hats [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td][/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [/table] Pets [table=width:800, align: center] [tr] [td] Settings [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] Loadouts [/td] [/tr] [/table] [table=width:800, align: center] [tr] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [/tr] [/table] [table=width:850, align: center] [tr] [td] [/td] [td] In case you think certain items get in the way or you don't like the way they look, you can now toggle any effect or sprite based item from showing on your screen. [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [td] You can now save your currently equipped items to a loadout slot, allowing you to instantly re-equip that loadout on any server, saving you from having to equip the items individually over and over again. [/td] [/tr] [/table] [table=width: 500, align: center] [tr] [td] [/td] [/tr] [/table] FAQ | Full Item List And finally, for the next four days from now until monday, you'll earn 2x credits when playing on our servers. Now go and fill them up
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    Alright, I'm usually not the type of guy to write things like these and was originally not planning to either, but as some of you may have already noticed I've stepped down. Since people came to me wondering why I stepped down I think this will be the most efficient way of letting everyone know instead of having to talk to everyone individually. Unfortunately I've been lacking activity for a few months now, this is because of my holiday but as well because of an issue that recently occured which is my PC, it stopped working. I've replaced multiple parts with parts that I borrowed from friends to track down the issue but nothing resolved the problem so my PC is now officially declared dead. While some of you may now think, just buy a new one, it's not as simple as that. As we all grow older, I'm finally moving out of my parents' house (which feels weird, but being 24 I think it's time lol) and as you all can imagine that's going to be quite an investment, so buying a different PC is not one of my priorities right now - and most likely won't be for a while. Aside from soon living on my own I want to continue my focus on travelling, it's something I love to do and want to keep doing - it has absolutely changed my life in a positive way. I think being hit by a car driving 40 m/h while being a pedestrian two years ago definitely changed my perspective on life and is also the main reason why I want to live life to the fullest, because it definitely opened up my eyes as you never know when it will end. That doesn't necessarily mean that I'll quit gaming overall, because gaming is still something I love to do and will do whenever I feel like it (preferably PC, but right now I'll use the PS4 until I have a new one) but it's definitely something I will do less in the future. I've been within this community for over 10+ years now (many years of which I administrated) and I don't regret any of the time that I've spent in this community. I can honestly say that I've met great people in this community (and still hope to do so) that I can definitely call my friends, I've seen a lot of people come and go and seen various changes in this community (higher up wise etc). I can also say that this community helped me in my development, I've seen myself grow not only in this community but as a person too. When I joined this community I was at the age of 14 and was an absolute napalm addict. My English back then was pretty terrible as I'm originally from the Netherlands and while I'm still not very strong at English grammar I can definitely say a big improvement has been made. When I did my british-english exams on school my teacher noticed that I had an American accent and jokingly called me a 'filthy american' (although it was more a british exam, I still scored an A) so yeah, this community helped me more on my English than school did, thank you for that lol. ZE: In September I've left for my holiday in California for a good month and returned back to the Netherlands at the beginning of October. As I got back from my holiday the first thing I noticed when logging back into steam and/or the website was the population drop in ZE, this honestly caught me by surprise and I was not really prepared for any of this, mainly because the server was doing so well before I left. It took myself and Black Rain quite a while to figure out what it is that caused this massive population drop, but eventually when we got a good understanding of the problems that ZE is facing, we decided to apply major changes to the server based on the feedback that was provided by our community members. While that definitely brought back some more interest again for some of you, the server unfortunately is still struggling population wise. I can only assume what the reason for that could be; school, new games (such as PUBG), people moving on the different communities or simply not interested in ZE as whole, however those are all assumptions because frankly I honestly don't know the actual answer to that question. I'd like to take a moment to thank all the ZE regs for sticking around, suggesting improvements for the server and helping ZE get back on it's feet - we are not there yet, but I'm positive that we can and will be with the current players and staff that we have in this community. TTT: Never thought CSGO TTT would be as much of a success as it currently is. We as a community definitely made the right choice to give it a try and see how things will turn out. It developed it's own playerbase and brought great members to this community. I haven't been a CSGO TTT AO for too long but since TTT was my pretty much my baby in GMod I was absolutely honored to be given the chance for CSGO TTT as well. AOs/BDs: It's been a pleasure working with you guys, not only the current staff but also the people who've stepped down. I'm absolutely grateful that I've been given the trust and chance to be an AO and I hope not to have dissapointed any of you. I know that we can't all like each other (simply for being in the same rank) and I'm not expecting everyone to like me either but in the end it's all of us together that need to keep this place running. CAs: Thank you guys for helping us out moderate the forums, testing things for us on the servers, providing feedback for the community during meetings and being helpful overall. I definitely believe that you guys are a great asset to this community and each one of you are unique in their own way with their own qualities. There's a lot of potential for many of you, so as long as you guys and grills step up your game and show how much worthy you are you'll get there eventually. TAs: You guys are amazing. The work you guys do is unfortunately not always noticed but I know that you guys work your asses off. All the work behind the scenes is incredible and we should be thankful for having you guys. SAs: Thank you for keeping the servers clean from rule breakers, without you guys the servers would be absolutely chaotic and this community would probably not be where it is right now. Just know that we need you guys and appreciate your work! Finally, thank you to all the members, subscribers and VIPs as well. You guys are the reason why this community is still here after 10+ years. Again, this is not a goodbye - it's just that you will notice me less from now on. Thank you for reading.
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    So this is the kinda thread that I wasn't anticipating making this soon but all things come to end at some point eh? I first joined SG right about 6 years ago now and my life was forever changed. I've been on and off with this community for those 6 years and the past year and half has been the most constant I've been here. In that time span, I went from an old regular returning out of no where, to climbing the ranks (by the grace of god) to AO over the server that, all jokes aside, has provided a great source of entertainment to me. Lets cut to the chase before I drag on (which I will). There's been some personal things going on in my life the past few months and it's all starting to build up. Between constant issues at work with other people quitting or causing issues, and with being evicted from my home of 8 years, my attitude lately has been suffering because of it. And it isn't fair to the regs, the admins, the CAs or the AO+ team for me to cause any issues to them. As you may have already noticed, I have resigned from my duties as AO of JailBreak. It is for the best that I step away from my responsibilities and take the time to assess some things and work on bettering some issues. To avoid any rumors or gossip, this is a decision that every single BD and myself mutually agree on. We all reached an understanding and there is no ill-feelings amongst any of us (to my knowledge >.>). We all agree this is for the best. These past 6 months have been fun for me. Even when I was promoted to CA, I always told myself I wouldn't want AO because I wouldn't want to do the work. But then the time came when PB needed an AO and I gladly accepted those shoes. I'd like to thank @Nuclear Onion for guiding me through my journey from reg all the way to AO. Onion provided help and gave me advice early on in my tenure as AO. He's been a constant friend for me the past year and a half, and even though his team is fucking garbage, I still love him like a brother. Thank you for being there for me the past year and I look forward to more memes in overwatch and various other games. Next I'd like to thank @Wawa . I worked closely with him when I got AO and I couldn't have picked a better partner-in-crime...well except maybe Onion Jokes aside, Wawa is a fantastic person and I was honored to work with him. He's fun to hang around with, and I wish him well in his life with his wife (even if she makes him not use mic ). My only regret with Wawa is that my time working with him wasn't as long as I would have liked. If I could rewind time, I'd go back and find a way to make our time together on PB longer. As for my other AO teammates, thank you to @Black Rain and @Vick for being the steady foundation the past 6 months. I think I came to you two with more questions than I did with any other AO. I'll admit, my first experience with Black Rain was when she told me not to abuse powers when I teleported bubblez, and my exact thoughts were along the lines of "who the hell is this bitch...fuck off". Now look at us. I believe it was directly from me becoming AO that led to us having a friendship, and I'll cherish that forever. Same can be said with Vick. Vick probably receives the least amount of credit for all he does in this community. Despite somehow having 3,000+ posts, he's relatively quiet. But he's constantly working behind the scenes trying to do what he can to better this community, and I think everyone should applaud him for that. Then there's @SL4DE.... fucking slade man. I've made fun of you for being an emotional fuck many times before, and now here I am being the emotional fuck... Slade, I hope you do well in your future endeavours as AO. You are a great man and I have had many fond memories with you. You have also been a steady friend for me the past year and a half, and I believe we got SA around the same time as each other. Were it not for you being sent out on your boat ship, I feel we would have only had even better memories. But then again, maybe those absences only further strengthened our bond. Something something...emotional fuck Lastly we have @arottenpickle @matt and @Jake Pickle I know you the best out of the three. I'll be honest, earlier this year I think our relationship hit a rough patch when I removed you on steam due to some personal issues. But since then I feel like we've at least made our amends. I feel like you've done a fantastic job as AO and know you will continue to do so. Matt, cut to the chase here, our AO relationship was off to a rough start. Not everyone will know that, but I'll be brutally honest. I feel I could have done some things better to avoid some confrontation, but I believe in the end we made our amends and I hope to call you a friend. Best of luck with your servers. Jake, you're the oldest AO (community year wise). I was glad to see you promoted, and you've done a good job since then. We haven't talked too much, but I wish you nothing but the best. Moving onto the BDs. @Caution we started off with an interesting AO-BD relationship. Right out of the gate of me getting AO, I had you breathing down my neck wanting this and that changed on PB. Come to find out, you were testing me, and I'm glad to say I passed...least I think I did >.> Regardless, had it not been for me gettin AO, I honestly think to this day I would have had almost no relationship with you whatsoever. It saddens me to see our AO-BD relationship come to such a rocky end, and I do publicly, and honestly apologize for not handling it better. I didn't hold up my end as AO, and I'm sorry. I hope that in the future, we can return to our "glory-days" of me pulling an all-nighter because you talked me into playing Payday. You've been a constant in this community for years, and I don't doubt that a big reason it still exists is from the work you did. Thank you. @XeNo I've known you the longest (even had your admin rec back in 2013 ;) ). I wish things had gone different, and that gmod TTT would have been a thing that I would have gladly helped you on. But it was not meant to be, and props to Retro and the AO team for getting csgo TTT running and steady. I feel I've worked a little with you since getting AO, but appreciate all you've done for this community and hope to maybe play some video games in the future. P.S. I still think you look a little like Onion. @SpikedRocker and @Revenga the two most quiet BDs (no offense bread). I mentioned vick getting such little credit for his work, I feel you two both aren't given recognition for what you do. You aren't very flashy with your work, but you both put in the time and effort for this community and it is better because of it. Spiked let me just publicly apologize for not replying to you very often on steam. We do share a mutual interest in RWBY and we do need to play it sometime. I hope that with me having more time without having to worry about AO duties, that we can potentially make our friendship better. Revenga, I think I've talked to you the least since getting AO. But you were there for me if I ever had any questions and I thank you for that. Lastly, @Bread. Fuck you kid could I really have this any other way? Lastly for the AO+ team, I'd like to thank @Liam Brown (or according to my web browser, literally Jesus) You are another silent saint of SG. Whenever I had a question or needed help, I knew I could come to you. I'd message you, get no response, then about 20 minutes later you'd message me "Here's this, this and this. This does this, and that does that. Let me know if you need any help." I don't know how you do it, but you're a saint and a godsend to this community. I can take this post and go on further but I already know what most of you are thinking "jesus christ goku really?" But its part of the charm eh? So I'll make these last few mentions quick. @souceboss I truly mean it when I say I'm proud of you. I feel like its a night and day difference between the way you are now, and the way you were last year. I truly feel like a father watching his son grow. I think your decision making and thoughts have matured and I and proud to call you a friend...even if you make it weird sometimes all the time. @Dominic I reall am proud of how far you've come the past few months. I openly was against you getting admin, and now here we are a few months later and you've been a huge help as a CA. I think you've come far, and your journey is not yet completed. As for the rest of the CAs and SAs that I've worked with, thank each and every one of you for making this experience truly unique. People sometimes underestimate the amount of shit that the SA+ team has to deal with, and I thank you guys for being the warriors we need. This post is long enough as is, so if I didn't mention anyone and you feel left out, I apologize. I do want to say thank you to @bethy as she was a huge help and friend for me the first year of my adminship. I miss you and hope all is well in your life. And that's it folks. Thank you to everyone for making my time special and I will miss handling JB. I do not know who will take over in my place, but you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask. I believe I still have every file I ever touched on the server and will be more than happy to help where needed...plus if you need any good gifs my imgur is full of them ;) I was never good at goodbye, so instead I leave you with this: See you all Saturday night
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    Hi everyone, I wanted to take the time to let the community know that I'm stepping down from my position of AO as of today. It's been an incredibly fun run on the staff team for all this time, and I'd like to thank each and every person who's helped me, coached me or just has been a friend along the way. I started in SG back 7 years ago when I was a 15-year old sophomore in high school. I like to think that I've grown up huge amounts in that time, going from an obnoxious kid who was thirsty for power, to someone who is more level headed and understanding of the responsibilities and attitudes needed to help run a gaming community like SG. I've had numerous fun and memorable experiences in the last 7 years, and I'm sad to say that my time as staff is coming to an end. This past May I graduated university and am 3 months into my first full-time, adult (big-boy) job. It demands a large chunk of my time and for the last few months I've been trying to organize myself to have more leisure time for CSGO. Unfortunately, it's just become the case that with the little time I've put into playing the game, I've lost most of the interest in staying on the team to run the servers. I still love all of you guys around here (especially my friends up in the staff meme dream team :^) ), but I'm confident in my decision that it's time I step aside. So thank you, SG. Thank you for the laughs, tears, memes and incredible memories over the last 7 years. I won't become completely inactive as I could never leave you guys 100%. You'll still see me around, but no longer as an orangey. You've got an incredible team of AOs, TAs, CAs, and BDs at the helm of this community, and I can only see us going onward and upward from here. I'll miss it. Thanks everyone. Prez
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    Whats up guys, gonna give this knife away. It's a Flip Knife | Ultraviolet: Well-Worn. If you wan't a chance to win the knife just thank the post and reply to the thread and say anything to your hearts content. Here is a pic of the knife: Sign ups end 4 days from now, that's also when I'll be randomly picking the winners.
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    Hi hi, so if you haven't noticed I went from a weeb Administrative Officer orange to a weeb Legend grape. A lot of people are probably wondering why after all the work I did and enjoyed doing that I'd decide to turn myself into a Legend. Well basically in truth I messed up. Some things happened that I thought I could fix with people but it spiraled out of control and I failed to control certain emotions. But that's pretty much what happened, no one's fault except for mine alone. What I really wanted to type is a huge thanks to everyone for allowing me to become an AO of this community. I did enjoy working with everyone to make ZE and the community better. In time I hope that maybe I can come back better than ever and help administrate the servers again. Another thing I wanted to do was say some advice and mention a few people. While I did want to mention every person individually, I'd feel that it would take forever so rather I decided to group it up. To the Board of Directors: Thank you so much for allowing me to become an AO and CA and pretty much any administrative rank so that I can further help the community. I know in the past I made some mistakes on my end and sorry that you had to deal with that. I'm not sure what specific kinds of work you guys do, but the amount of it that you do is amazing. Even me being an AO with my own work load probably didn't compare to the stuff you guys have to deal with. To be honest there isn't much for me to say other than you few have done amazing keeping this community alive for so long. Keep doing what you guys/girl are doing. To the Technical Administrators: Probably the quietest of the entire staff, but by fair just as important. All the technical work done to fix the servers, the website, and pretty much any sort of technical issues you guys have been able to fix. A lot of people don't know you guys as much, but to me without you I probably would have been stumped on some of the server issues that I had a hard time figuring out. To the Administrative Officers: It was a blast working with you guys in terms of discussing important topics, working on the servers, planning for events, etc. I know that a lot of it is tough and tedious at times but in the end you all will pull through to make each server special. Keep working hard, you guys are the prime figureheads when it comes to each server that you help manage. Listen to all the discussions and ideas as much as possible because you never know if that one idea will help change everything. Remember that you were hand picked by the BDs because they trust in you to do what needs to be done. Be a role model for everyone in this community and to help them strive for something good. Keep up with the perm requests and ban appeals too ofc. To the Community Advisors: A lot of people joke around or say that you guys are just "glorified SAs" with forum mod powers. It may be true, but to me you guys aren't just glorified SAs. You guys are the bridge between the higher up and the regulars and SAs who play on the server. When ideas and suggestions start to come around you guys have to be on point with them and bring them up to the higher ups as much as possible. That's the most important thing for a CA than doing player complaints or award requests. Without those ideas and suggestions being discussed and brought up this community wouldn't have progressed as far as it has. So do give out your ideas, opinions and suggestions, help the higher ups on the servers for example planning out events, keep doing the forum related tasks and also be a good role model to the SAs and regulars on the servers and forum. Remember your roles as a community advisor because it benefits the entire community more than you think and I'm sure that if you do help a lot then in time you'll see it come to light. To the Server Administrators: There are a lot of you guys for sure. Maintaining the peace on the servers every day is difficult to do, especially on the servers that need it the most. I know it can be frustrating at times, people will think you're not doing your job properly or make admin complaints or worse but all I can say is do the best that you possibly can. Set an example for the people who do want to become a Server Administrator one day. Help out with anything that the higher ups need to get done and try to stand out from the rest, especially if you want to see yourself helping out more as a higher up. Don't be afraid to try new things or speak your mind so long as its bettering the community. To the other Legends and Honorable Gamers: Thank you so much for your commitment and time in helping make this community what it is today. Some of you I know while others I don't but again thank you and I hope to see you guys around at some point. To my fellow Zombie Escape players: Keep working together to make the server a special place. Try your best to beat all the maps on the list and also bringing up ideas to better the server. I know there's a lot of controversy and issues with the whole tryhard vs casuals bit, but in the end you have to work together if you want to see the server at its peak. I'm sorry if I couldn't do everything that I promised but I hope I left it in goods hands and different than when I first started playing it. To everyone else: Have fun in this community. Don't take things too seriously and don't let things get to you even if its unavoidable at times. You guys can help the community just as much in other ways as well. If you do want to become part of the staff then you have to prove it to others which might be asking a lot but its worth it in the end, especially if you love this community just as much as I do. For me, there are some things I need to do. There was a lot that I wanted to accomplish but in the end I couldn't do them in time. I hope that the current ZE managers and whoever else replaces me can do just as good if not better than it is now. I'll still be around or try to but I'll be on and off since its hard to completely leave a community that I thoroughly enjoyed working with. There are some things I have to figure out with myself as well. I'm sorry to the people I let down and hurt, I hope that in time things will work out again. Again, thank you everyone for allowing me to help so much and be a part of this community.
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    Hello everyone, I just wanted to inform you all that I will be stepping down from my duties as AO. This was not an easy decision to make and is something I've even been stubborn about with my recent inactivity, but it's the right thing to do amidst my personal life obligations (buying a house, starting a family, that sort of stuff ). It's difficult to step away from something you love to do, but it has to be done. This community holds and will continue to hold a special place in my heart because quite simply, you guys are awesome. Everything I've done as AO from the challenge of co-managing Jailbreak to holding various events such as PropHunt was only made possible because of the people who support this community and dedicate their time to our servers/forums/etc. This is not a final goodbye and I will still be visiting the forums. Personal shout-outs to @Nuclear Onion @Black Rain @R3TROATTACK @Pan32 @Liam Brown @Goku @Caution @XeNo @SpikedRocker @Revenga @Bread @Jake @matt @Prez @Crazy Swede @Vick @SL4DE @arottenpickle @Nishok @Spartan @bethy for being so wonderful to work with. Shout-outs also go out to this entire community for being so amazing to me during my time as AO. Thank you all so much!
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    Eh, it's a Gut Knife | Scorched Field-Tested, but hey it's a knife. Just thank the post to enter because I like thinking that I did something good. Boopity boop :plane: Will probably draw the winner in 2-3 weeks because I want to give everybody enough time to be able to enter.
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    Yes, you read the title correctly. I will be stepping down from the PO position, effective immediately. Don't worry it wasn't really a forced choice, but a one I felt like I needed to do. My life right now is busier and more important than SG I'm afraid to say. And with everything that's going on, I just don't feel as if I'm giving anything more to this place other than keeping the money flowing in and out, and making sure we have servers to play on. I had made this move clear to the AOs and BDs a while ago, however I wanted to ensure that we were stable and secure before I took off the reigns. I wouldn't feel right with myself if I abandoned a sinking ship. I am glad to see however that the ship has been mended and is starting to cruise again. So what's going to happen now? Firstlly, the new president of SG will be Caution. He's effectively the next in line, and I really feel he is ready to take on the position. He has eagerly anticipated it and I'm sure it will keep him motivated to further the community. As for myself, my motivation is at an all time low, even with the increasing population to our csgo servers. I just feel I have moved on from the life of SG, but I will not be gone completely. Which leads me on to my second point. I will become a TA now since I still have knowlegde, expertise, and experience working with virtually everything, and I am after all still online a fair bit and can give advice. Understandably there will be some issues here or there that I can assist in easily. Finally, for all those are subscribed to me (SGs paypal email being mine) you will probably have to resubscribe to a new email, a one that will be sorted out by Caution and the other BDs I assume. Anyway I will be around less on the forums, and probably on TS and the servers too. Realistically I already am pretty inactive and dismissive of SG affairs, which is partly why I feel like I need to step down and let someone else have a go. But for now its been a good run. Thank you to all who helped me get to where I was, to those who helped me solve problems, set up servers and improve them and make SG just as fun as it once was. But after 7 years of playing at SG, 6 1/2 of that registered to forum and administrating/running the servers, I think my time is overdue. A big thank you to all the past and present higher ups who worked alongside me, to those who I have become good friends with, some closer than others. You've kept the place running just as much as I have and I often feel some of us go unthanked for a long time for the work you do. But I know of it, and I'm relieved knowing I have some great people here making SG run as smooth as possible. Also thank you to the CAs and SAs who have shown themselves to be star members in our community. Giving your free time to play a video game, but to do so in the name of SG, is something I can honestly say you are nuts to do. Vidja gaymes are for fun sillies. But seriously you're great people. Keep up the great work. Thank you to all the members, regs, supporters, subs and those who just simply want to play and participate at SG. Without you none of us would be around anymore to keep this place moving. I know SG has been through some great times and some rough times, but we always seem to come out on top ready and raring to get going. If there's one thing about SG that is different in my experience to others, is that our community is as solid as a rock. I do believe that even if we didn't have servers on csgo or gmod, we would still have regulars to the forums. This is truly the mark of a great community, as it means it has drawn in members who like to talk in the chatbox or go on ts and play games together. It is where friendships are made, and in some cases even relationships. And with that, lastly, thank you to all the grills that kept me sexually motivated online. My testosterone levels were off the charts. You know who you are, some more serious than others but in the end I love you all. Thank you SG. Here's to you all
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    Join the fight for women's survival this October This month only, you'll all be pink! For this month, every $5 donated to SteamGamers.com - I will personally donate $2 out of my own pocket. Plus I will also donate $100 at the end of the month out my own pocket from us here @ steam-gamers.net Otherwise, please check out: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/breastcancer for more information. "Join the fight for women's survival is Cancer Research UK's breast cancer awareness campaign that brings together thousands of supporters to raise money to beat breast cancer. Join the fight for women's survival aims to help women stay breast aware and understand the risks of breast cancer." Males, you're also affected. http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertypes/Breastmale/Aboutbreastcancerinmen/Mensbreasts.aspx Together we can beat cancer.
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    I originally didn’t want to make this post and just step down but I’ve decided otherwise. It’s been a long road from when I came back to playing in this community in august of 2018 and ever since I’ve been actively helping this community and striving to make it better. I think that my time here has come to an end in a staff position, it is time for me to just sit back, play some games and focus on my life outside of the internet a bit more. I am very grateful for all the people I have met here. You all were amazing and I thank you guys for the fun and good times we had. I’m gonna give a special thanks to @duffy @Kopsta @Infinityward @nesquik @Dong @Strayyz @Noxstar @Cody. and @Greggy G in no particular order for being real homies. You guys are funny as fuck and great people and i’m glad i got to play with y’all a lot. We had a lot of fun but unfortunately it is my time to step down and move on. I will still be somewhat around so i am not fully leaving but i will no longer be in any staff rank. You might catch me in discord a little bit. @Trazz How's it going man? @Cooking. Let’s play some fall guys. Take care people of Steam Gamers.
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    Well, I didn’t think this was going to happen anytime soon but I recently have gotten some great news. I will now be working with my local Police department and will hopefully be able to move up in the years to come! However, lately I have been losing motivation to work and manage the JB server which isn't fair to @Nimmy and I know someone else can take my spot and help manage the server better than I am at this point in time. I do feel I need to apologize and say sorry for my lack of effort into JB these past few months. I feel like I haven’t put my 100% into this server and for that I apologize. I have been a member of the forums since 2009 and played on the servers for a year before that and I would like to take time to remember that. SteamGamers has been a place where I’ve spent months of my life, I started out playing ZE. I then branched out to JB, and MG. Let me tell you those times were some of the most fun I’ve had online in my life. This community has always been a place where I go to have fun and enjoy myself and spend time with you guys. I want to thank all of you for making this period of my life so extremely enjoyable. I was going through a lot around 2007-2014 and this community helped me through and extremely hard time in my life without going into a lot of details. The people in the community are some of the best people I’ve ever had the chance and fortune to play with. There are so many memories I have with so many of you that honestly, I can’t ever forget. Obligatory tagging two people who have made my time here amazing and I wish them the very best. @matt – You were one of the first people I ever met at SG, and one of my best friends from this community. I can’t even begin to go over all the stupid shit we’ve done and said in the servers. Thanks for guiding me through the ranks and always lending a hand whenever I needed help. @Bread – You’ve been around Matt and I since the beginning. Haha, I remember we argued who would get admin, then CA, AO, and BD first. You won all of them, congrats buddy. Thanks for all the fun and don’t forget my drunk singing and maybe one day you’ll do it with me again! @TheVirus – I don’t know if you even look at the forums anymore but if you do thanks for mentoring me when I was younger and for creating one my most favorite memories of you playing your ZE drinking game back in the CS:S days! Sorry I can’t tag everyone! I’ll still be around but I just don’t have time and motivation to continue my position. I know one of you will take my place and do a fantastic job! Thank you, Jake
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    Well i had hoped to write this when i had some time this coming weekend, to step down of my own accord,but it seems the decision has been taken from me so i'm writing this post now so that i can at least say goodbye to SG in the proper way i always intended to do... ---------------------------------------------------- I'm pretty sure most of you know me by now, and if you don't well you need to play TTT more! I've been with SG for over 10 years now, back in the days of ZE on CSS, with MG and PB doing great, from there i went to TTT on Gmod and played there all the time. It's there SG went through one of its darkest periods, dwindling down from 5+ active and full servers, down to just a dying Gmod TTT server, and then came the move to CSGO and ZE and the push to make that game our new home. From there its grown and grown to where it is now. It feels odd looking back at it like this, and thinking of all the good times i had on the servers. I never really player on any other server but SG, so if we add my playtime across all 3 games up, and add my SDK time in for making maps for SG i'm at nearly 5,000 hours on our servers, which is rather insane. It's 7 months playing 24/7! I've seen countless generations of SG regulars and admins come and go, some rising to the very top, other taking a turn and falling to the bottom. But always each generation bought their own style of fun and enjoyment to the server, from the early days playing with Ripperz in ZE, Anguish and Extreme in TTT, Shark in PB and more recently proving to Eden that "Can't Kill Bdcoll" means that you can't kill me! Which i suppose does lead into why i'm leaving. Some of you might have noticed me playing less and less recently. I've become rather tired of playing on SG servers. Playing the same gamemode constantly will do that to you, but a big part of it was the admin side. I had admin for over 5 years, and through all that time i rather enjoyed keeping order on the server. But over time it became more and more of a drag, until the last 6-7 months it felt like playing on SG was no longer fun, but a job i had to go in and do. I had hoped playing undercover might have helped out, but you TTT guys are sneaky at calling us undercover admins out! and i never could resist the urge to smite down any RDMer's blowing my cover. So back at that start of July i started taking a break from CSGO/SG. I had hoped taking the time away would bring back my desire to play on SG to have fun, but sadly it hasn't. Which has led us to here I won't list everyone i've ever played with to thank or to say goodbye to, theirs way too many of you and i'd hate to forget someone and for them to feel left out. But i honestly want to say thank you for all the good times i've had playing on these servers. I've made a lot of good memories and friendships here. Maybe one day i'll be back, maybe i'll even use my mic for once, but for now goodbye Can't Kill Bdcoll!
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    Hey guys. I am stepping down from all duties at SG. I will try and keep this short.. but bear with me. Firstly I want to thank Caution, Liam (and whoever else discussed it at the time) for giving me the opportunity to experience the TA Rank (Seriously, who would have thought someone would move from HG to TA ) --- Back in '09 I purchased CSS - my first game on steam. Launched the game for the first time, joined a random server... and for the past 9 years that server/community has been my home. SG has always been a place that I could hop on and play with a great player base - whether it be MG,ZE,Deathrun. Over the years I have held the rank of SA,CE,CA,HG and TA. I've always wanted to give back to the community that has giving me such great memories. Thank you everyone for the wonderful years. I could ramble on and on about what this community means to me, but I hope (and I think) alot of you guys know that I am stepping down because like many previous members before me, the passion isn't there anymore. It's not right for my fellow TA's or for the growth of SG that I keep this rank. I don't want to say it's starting to feel like a job, but I don't apply myself in trying to make this place more enjoyable for the members. Thats all I needed to tell ya'll - Thanks everyone I had a good run and will see you around (maybe) I literally could do a shoutout for 100s of you. If we have had an encounter in the past you bet your ass I will always appreciate our times together.. But forgive me for not doing personal shoutouts..
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    I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who is a part of this community. It's great to see the determination of people, the way people can just connect these days. We make so many friends online or offline. It's amazing that we can connect instantly, and make so many friends though any sort of communication. SteamGamers is a great example of this, I have no doubt many people have met some great friends on here, if they like to admit or or not. It amazes me everyday that people are constantly meeting new people, making friends, communicating, learning new things about peoples lives and way of living all over the internet. I can truly say that I've made better friends on here than I have in real life. It's the truth and I'm not afraid to admit it. Everyone has their arguments, their banters, disagreements. I'm no stranger to that. I've had my fair share, but running a community, keeping people happy is not the easiest thing in the world. I've made big mistakes in my life, online and offline. I've been successful but at the same time I've gone though hard times and failed. I've regretted things I've done, I've celebrated things I've done. If you put your mind to something, you will always achieve it. I've been sorry for things I've said, and not so sorry for other things I've done. Like all of us, mistakes are easily made. But it's the way you handle them and bounce back from them. Haggard could of never continued this community without the support from all the players. Nor will I ever be able to continue this community without the support from all of you. All the people who care for this community, all the people who cherish this place. It's my thanks to you from my heart to say that I appreciate everything that's happened so far. I'm sorry to all the people I've hurt in life. I'm sure you're all sorry for all the people you've hurt. but hurt just strengthens you for the next hurdle. I'm sorry to the people who don't agree with decisions I make, I'm sorry to people who've stopped enjoying the community because of a change I/we have made. I'm sorry to the people who've not been able to accept a change or alteration for a day or 2. I can try to explain all my actions, or I can just let it be. Does it matter what happens in the past? or what happens in the future? Does a good leader lead, or decide? A million thanks to everyone who've been loyal to this community, and a good luck to everyone who's parted and started to explore life. People who've gone to start their own communities, people who've been banned. This is what shapes life and this is what has made SteamGamers.com People can say what they want, or can judge this thread however they like. Good or bad, this is from my heart, and my heart only. Need be or need not said, we all need each other at one time or another. I'm the way I am, and you're all the way you are. I will always try my best to make everyone happy. I will always try my best to make this community entertaining for the users. Regardless of what I've said in the past, we're not the best gaming community, nor will we ever be. We're the community we want to be, our community. Not the best, nor the worst. Just us, steamgamers. In years to come people move on, people will start out in life, people may remember the fun years/months/days/hours they had in SG, others may forget. In 50 years from now SteamGamers will be long gone, but never forget the fun you had. I again express my thanks to all the players of SteamGamers.com Garf
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    Hey SG it's Strayyz, You might be wondering why I am no longer staff, but that isn't important at the moment, all I can comment on is that I messed up, and if I would go back and change it I would in a heart beat. Anyways, I'm not going to be around here as much anymore as I am not going to be able to contribute as much as I would like, but I still do care deeply about this place as I'll still be coming on the forums and TeamSpeak from time to time. But there are a lot of other things that I wanted to do before hand that I put SG in front of. I had a very rocky start to this community in early to mid 2018, but as time went on and I matured I met a lot really great people here. There are some people that I would like to mention that made this place absolutely spectacular for me, (everyone I met here is absolutely cool in there own right and everyone was super nice to me and I thank you for doing that, but I'm just listing the people who stuck out in my time here, please don't feel hurt if I don't mention you). @Ned and @John you guys were amazing to manage the Events Team with and I was able to learn so much from you guys. You guys were awesome. It wouldn't be right if I didn't mention all of the events team here @Acer @Bacon @Bright @Dom @kennyy @Kieran @Nugget @Wreck, I'm so grateful that I was able to work with these amazing individuals, this will also apply to the past ET members too. I also want to shout out @Caution @Gator @Black Rain @Dominic and @eXtr3m3 . You guys were the board that let me succeed in this community at first, I'm sorry that things turned out the way they did, and I'm sorry to let you guys down, but I wont forget all the opportunities you gave me here, thank you. Also, I'm going to shout out @Bright @Steven. @urpalerp @20 scrolls @Asher @Chad. @TheZZL @Greggy_G @Trazz @BoM @Dreamz @Bubblez @Waffle House @Poke @Souce Boss you all were really cool to talk with and I'm glad that we were able to become really good friends, Bright, and ZZL I'll get a choped cheeze wit ya'll sometime yerrrrrrrrr. Lastly but definitely NOT LEAST I'm gonna mention my slimes. @Manny @Bacon @Casual @drippy @nesquik @Kopsta @Phoenix_ @English @Noxstar @Pred @Eskomo @Brian @crazedkangaroo @Cody. @Dong@Infinityward YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING REALONES, I spent countless nights with you guys either playing retakes, jackbox, HFF, or some other gamer we would play when we were bored lol. I'm super grateful I met you amazing people in this community thank you and I'll definitely still talk with you guys on the regular. Some last words, thank you all for being apart of my life, Ive been going through tuff shit IRL ever since I joined in 2018. You all, and this community gave me an amazing escape from it. This place is my second home and you are all my family. This is not the end, but a goodbye for now. I love this place, and the people here and for the nose bleeds in the back, THANK YOU SG.
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    Don’t all cheer at once, but I shall be leaving my position as an AO. I am leaving on terms of wanting to focus more on school/work/having a fucking life and a lack of interest of doing much these days. In all my years of gaming, I definitely had the most entertaining experiences here. This place gave me a ton of memories that I’ll definitely remember forever. Personal shout outs to @Bread @R3TROATTACK @Pan32 @bethy @Prez @Goku @Motox @Black Rain @Vick @Wawa @Wooper (be champions) for being the people that truly made me want to stick around as long as I have had. Also in need of recognition: @PB and TTT Players I can’t thank you guys enough for making the servers I managed do so well. You guys are stupidly dedicated with your questions about random rules and want for porting maps nonstop. Thanks for taking my shit when I took forever to post in your rule questions or hours to write back to your steam messages. @ZE Players I have less to say about you guys since I only managed the server for a bit of time but I apologize for not being as active on it as I wanted to. I’m sure whoever is taking over the server now will make it more amazing than it already is. @All the beautiful bastards I talk to on TS I love playing stupid shit games like Rocket League and Overwatch with you guys, I love talking to you being either Burger saying he takes the good dick or me being drunk as shit admitting I’m a weeblord or whatever is in Retro’s sig. You guys are top notch people that make me realize why I worked so hard here in the first place. Thank you everyone for the great times, I hope to continue having more great and funny moments in the future. Just don’t be mistaken, I’ll still be around TS and Steam to play shit ofc. Thanks everyone for skimming this (it’s ok, I would too xd) -Nuclear Onion
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    So me and @hansenman123 put our own money together to do a knife giveaway. The knife will be a Falchion Stained WW, to enter all you have to do is thank the post, winners will be drawn July 4th 2016.
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    Hello everyone... When Garfield was the owner of SG, he sold it off to an outside party: a guy named Amit. Amit tried to maintain activity at SG, but could not. He ended up selling it to another guy named Ryan. Ryan has no activity here at SG, and does not intend to have any. When Spartan was the president, there was a working relationship between him and Ryan. While Ryan may have owned the domain name, he gave Spartan and the Board the access they needed to do their tasks when it came to management, security, upgrades, etc etc. This access was cut from us about a few months ago. The only form of communication I have (or Spartan had) with Ryan was email. With that being said, the email conversations I have with him are incredibly frustrating. He either does not respond to my emails at all, or he will respond, but does not answer what I am asking him. We no longer have a relationship with the domain owner that enables us to do our job as members of the Board. With that being said, I sent Ryan an email at the beginning of this week (after months of trying to regain access), essentially telling him to either sell the domain to us or we will be forced to move our community elsewhere. Ryan wants an astronomical amount for the site. After trying to get him to negotiate with us, he has stopped responding to me altogether. So, this leads us into being forced to move our community somewhere else. As much as I would love to keep steam-gamers.net, we are no longer able to stay here. We have no way to protect this site if anything were to happen; we are relying entirely on an outside party who isn't even active here. I am not trying to make Ryan out to seem like a bad guy...I'm sure he has a busy life and all that jazz, but this third-party-owner scenario we have does not work anymore. You are probably asking yourself "What does this mean for me?" In all reality, the only thing we are changing is the domain name, with a slight change to our publicly displayed name. Due to potential legality issues, we have to change our name slightly, in case Ryan were to come after us. The logo will stay the same; floffypus owns that and all rights associated with it. Our new name will be SteamGaymers. Okay, not really. Seriously though, the new site will be Steam-gamers.net. Everything else will remain the same. The only other slight change will be the connection info for teamspeak (the connection info is; the IP is the same...but just in case you are using ts.steam-gamers.net to connect. All of the server IP's will remain the same. The forum layout will remain the same. All of your posts, thanks, avatars, etc, will be the same (save for posts that are made potentially in between the last backup and when we bring the new site up). We are going to be working on this over the next day or two. While this is happening, the servers won't be down. There will be some restarts happening to update all of the info in the servers to reflect the new domain...but that is it. Please pass this word around. We are going to be sending announcements in all the steam groups, so everyone is on the same page. If the forums go down, please try using the new domain to see if the new forums are up. However, we will still be sending a message on the steam group to make sure people get the word. If you are not apart of the group, please join it. I understand this is a big change, but in all reality, mostly everything will remain the same. We just need to move in order to provide the best support we can to you guys. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us here, in a PM, teamspeak, or steam. We are trying to make this transition as smooth as possible, and we appreciate all of your constant support in pushing the community forward. Once again: New Domain: www.steam-gamers.net TeamSpeak IP address: Steam Group: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/Steamgamers
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    Hello everyone, As you may have noticed, we have not done too many events during the summer. Spiked and I have been pretty busy with IRL, as well as having more pressing matters to deal with at this place. One event that we did want to do, however, has been decided to last the whole month of August - which is this fundraiser. As some of you may know, @McBride recently had a child that was born with a rare, fatal condition. McBride has been around this community for a long time, so we'd like to show our support to him by donating 50% of our funds earned throughout the month of August to him. What he chooses to do with them - medical bills, a vacation, etc. - is entirely up to him. We don't usually do this kind of thing, but we hope that it has a great turn out. We wish nothing but the best for McBride, and I'm sure that many of you will show your support. We are saddened that the situation is what it is, but we hope that this will help. Thanks everyone for your support
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    Greggy G has been permanently banned for refusing to wear a mask while on discord.
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    Insidious has been permanently banned for pedophilia. For those of you who do not know: I am held directly liable for the content that is posted on this website, on the teamspeak, and on the servers. That does not mean I will get in trouble based upon other people's actions necessarily - it means that if someone does something illegal and I know about it and do nothing to prevent / report it, I can be held criminally and civilly liable. This isn't even a debatable topic - seriously guys. Go into your search engine and type in 'Is it illegal to flirt with minors?' Then type 'Can website owners be held liable for illegal activity?' - I'm not going to poke around in your guys' shit randomly because I think I'm a private investigator, but if you do illegal shit here and we catch wind of it, we have to take action. Let this serve as a warning that we are not fucking around when it comes to this. To sum up this specific situation - A few months ago: Insidious was in a relationship with a 13 year old boy at this community. When myself / the other higher ups found out, we questioned Insidious (and he admitted to the relationship) and we eventually decided not to perm him - which was a bad decision by us, but told him to stay the fuck away from the kid. Insidious made a huge fuss when I told him he was no longer allowed to hang out with the kid in a public setting here at SG. Now: Insidious continues to make what may be construed as jokes to some people, but I, nor the Board, find it fucking funny. If you admit to dating a thirteen year old boy, you lose the ability to make pedophile remarks and jokes and expect them to not be taken seriously. That child that is calling him 'dad', that child that is flirting with him in public...that child is registered on the forums as nine years old. Insidious and him flirt with each other on here and off of here via steam. He also sent another member here a picture of the nine year old boy saying 'isn't he cute'. @SpikedRocker and I had a TeamSpeak conversation with Insidious about 5 minutes ago. During this conversation, after showing him this evidence, he defended that it's totally normal to talk to nine year old boys like this. He then accused me of being the weird one. I brought Spikedrocker along to this conversation specifically because Spiked defended him a few months ago when we were discussing punishments due to how Insidious was respected here at this community and overall how he had been a good admin prior to this. In fact, Spiked and I got into one of our most heated arguments about this. Not to have an 'I told you so' moment to Spiked, but because Insidious needed to hear that someone who was defending him not to long ago was extremely disappointed and disgusted in him. During the TeamSpeak conversation we had with him, he essentially said he was going to give his version of the story to anyone who asks - which is fine. We have proof as well as witnesses who were there during the TS conversations. And look, let me be extremely clear when I say that there is nothing wrong with joking around. I obviously don't want an environment where we are politically correct, but I was unfortunately pushed to a point where I was legally held liable for what was going on here. If that nine year old boy's parents found out what was going on between him and Insidious, I would be done. This website would be done. In a heartbeat. If any of you question the validity of this ban, I have no problem explaining anything further to you. Come find me. If you think I banned Insidious because I don't like him - I would have just done that two months ago. This would also be why I had Spiked do about 95% of the talking at our TeamSpeak meeting with Insidious. Liking or disliking somebody has nothing to do in this situation - if you and I are best friends and you do something like this, I will perm you if we have the proof. To the people (if any - I honestly do not know) who knew about this relationship and stood idly by without saying anything: I am extremely disgusted with you especially. You are what makes me have no faith in humanity. Please leave this community and do not come back. Kudos to those who said something. Insidious needs some severe, severe help...but we are forced to cut ties and alert the authorities with what has gone on. The kid was also banned, unfortunately, because we are backed into a corner where we don't have a choice. I completely understand that this portion may not come off as fair, but it's a shitty legal situation where my hands are tied.
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    Hi girls/guys. It's my time to say goodbye, Jager will take over for the time being. This is a repeat of what haggard did, he put too much time in to SG, and it was effecting other things in life. My life is pretty ace, but you couldn't imagine how stressful it is to worry about SG constantly, because if I like it or not, SG has been a big part of my life, and I've given much time and much effort towards SG. I'm not leaving, but I am. I won't be around much, I will still pay for the servers, every other question/inquiry needs to be sent to Jager. I will visit the forum, but not much.. I won't reply to PM's, so don't send them to me, I will notify the community when I'm back. I'm happy that I've heard a lot of feedback on how well I've done since taking over from Haggard. Thanks big boys!
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    As many of you might've noticed; I've stepped down, if you haven't I can't help you :/ All jokes aside, before I say my reasons for leaving(don't get your hopes up) or start mentioning people, I want to say this: Steam-Gamers is changing, those days of the community sitting on it's ass doing nothing are ending; current Senior Representatives and future SR's know that your ranked has been rebuilt from the ground up and is no longer a meme rank; it's a serious rank now, working alongside the AT's, whom have also been getting more serious. That being said, it's a good transition as to why I'm leaving for a while. I hate being the weakest link and not carrying my own weight; the ATs have recently started to up the ante and if I stuck around 'helping' to manage 2 of the most popular servers, I'd inevitably pull them down, and I wouldn't want to do that; I love this place too much and want to see it prosper. Life has recently been clapping my cheeks, and if you have had any interaction with me for more than 5 minutes, you would be able to tell; while I am not comfortable sharing what all this hooplah is about, I do say this: I hope to be able to return one day and discuss it with ease. In my time hear, I have met some amazing people, whom I have kindled friendships with or admired from afar; since I'm leaving for a while, I guess now is a good time to dump how I feel all over this thread, note this is in no particular order, besides going down rank lists. @Leon Mordecai You were one of the first people I met here, while we didn't stay close; you did stay friendly, wanted to say thank you as I never properly have done so. @euro I know you didn't like me when we first met, but I hope I managed to change that, you're an amazing artist and I might take you up on your offer when I return; keep Louis out of trouble and try to not drop nono words. @Clamor I may have accidentally forgotten you in the higher up thread I sent you a PM saying the more sensitive stuff, but for the most part, I have no quarrels with you, stay safe Lamp. @tides Still don't remember exactly how we met, but I'm glad we did; you're hilarious and I'm grateful for the laughs, especially when you get tased from 'nam @Exk you loser, check your Discord PMs @Alex ^ @Greggy G Arguably my weirdest friendship here, but one I'm glad I made, keep it real man; don't let all the mud get you dirty. @Snowy 6ix9ine @eXtr3m3 Check your DMs homie @Suri @Sarah This one goes to both of you, before we fell out, we were friends and much like Leon above I'm grateful, it helped me stick around before we all moved on; although your moaning and chocolate 'accessories' were weird asf. @Reece I want you to know, despite us not being able to see eye to eye now, and having this petty beef; at one point you were one of my closest friends, I told you my real name, which only a few select people know and trusted you whole-heartedly, despite us not seeing eye to eye anymore, and you catching me in a particularly bad mood that day, I wish you the best homie. There are more people, I've PMed some as those are more sensitive, but I know I haven't gotten everyone Stay safe SG, I'll be back
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    Well, I knew writing a step-down post would have to be done eventually, but I never would have thought it would be so soon. As some of you have noticed, I've been absent from the servers and community for a few weeks. I currently do not have a lot of free time, nor the resources to keep my part of the ship sailing smoothly. I'm stepping down from AO to focus on a new chapter of my life, and I'm going to need to shift my attention to the present, and the future ahead. I apologize to those who feel this is abrupt, but this is the best decision for all involved. You are all an important part of SG, from the Regular, all the way to President. You all make this place the best out of the rest. I care for this community deeply, and I only see great things coming from it in the near future. I wanted to thank everyone who got me to the point of AO. It's been a lot of work, but seeing joy, and excitement of the playerbase having fun makes it all worthwhile. I want to tag a ton of people, and thank them one by one, but I'm in bumfuck nowhere, literally typing this up on Tapatalk. You know who you are. Don't think you've seen the last of me, I'll be around, just not as often. I should be back in the states in a few weeks, so I'll pop into TS before I hit the road. I stand properly relieved, it's been an honor. -SL4DE Former Administrative Officer of Steam-Gamers Sent from Tapatalk
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    2018 Strayyz Giveaway! Guidelines: Reply to this thread, thank this post, and say you want to enter to enter You have to enter your steam id when you enter the giveaway(so I can find you to make the trade) It is recommended that you follow my twitch account to get notified when I start the stream One Entry per person :How it's gonna go down There is only one round, not like last time where I did 2 rounds Signups End on August 8th, So you better hurry!! I am going to be streaming it on twitch at this link: I will be streaming it on August 10th, at 7pm EST Items: Souvenir R8 Revolver | Amber Fade Bayonet | Bright Water Sport Gloves | Amphibious Flip Knife | Lore StatTrak™ AK-47 | Frontside Misty Moto Gloves | Transport Driver Gloves | Diamondback Falchion Knife | Fade Aces High Pin+ Hydra Pin+ Guardian 3 Pin Good Luck To Everyone! Every person that won has been sent a trade offer
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