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Updates and information from Robosane

We've been quiet on the website for quite some time, but we haven't been idle or dying.

Over a few months, we've made significant progress on our goal of cloud server hosting. If you check the news here often (however unlikely that may be) you probably noticed the performance improvement for the website, and potentially the TeamSpeak server. This is because they have been moved to a cloud instance, (which is primarily better just because it's not in my house) where it has much better connection, disk speed (all SSD), and better processors.

The website and TeamSpeak aren't the only things moving to the cloud. Our Gmod DarkRP server is successfully running on one of our gameserver hosting instances, and you can join the server at solsane-gmod.robosane.net!

Read on to see the progress that we've made in bringing server hosting to you!

During planned downtime starting on Nov. 5, we encountered a few hardware issues with our primary community server. (All hosted and rented servers along with voice and web communications are normal.) Through the week until Nov. 12 we were busy fixing the community server, however it is still not yet in an 'ideal' state.

Until further notice, most of our community servers will be offline, including Minecraft, Terraria, Factorio, and Tekkit Lite. These are our more intensive or difficult to maintain servers, which is why they have been running on personal hardware instead of VPS systems like our other servers. TF2 and DarkRP are both VPS hosted and will continue to operate.

Although the server is in a functioning state, it is degraded in various aspects. (Most due to old-age, since this was a used server we bought in 2014.) Since it's degraded, we don't want to run the risk of crashing the server entirely, as we don't have funds set aside to purchase a new system for these resource-intensive servers.

Robosane is proud to announce the start of UGC Highlander Season 17 with our first victory!

On Monday, September 28th, the Robosane UGC Team had their first match of the Season, and we were ready. We won the first half 4-0 then stopped the enemies from capping any points in the second half. Well done Team!

Interested in getting involved in competitive TF2? Add me on Steam!

Read on for more details about the match!

Hey guys! I just wanted to give an update about an exciting change to Robosane, that has a lot to do with me(!!!Solsane!!!). Contrary to the title (the title was an eye-catching lie), Robosane is still without a doubt owned by me and robobenklein. But here's the exciting part(especially for me): After many hours of long-needed orientation from Ben, I am now capable of SSHing into our server. 

What does that mean for you, the loyal Robosane user, you might ask? Well, let's say it like this. Remember when you needed my help for something, and I responded something along the lines of "I'll message Ben, he'll take care of it when he gets home." More than likely, you encountered some sort of issue that even my admin rights on the server could not solve. But now, I AM THE SERVER. No longer is that privilege reserved for Ben, I mean I am an owner too, right?

As a minor disclaimer, I should mention that Ben still has a better idea of what he's doing than me. But not for long! Please don't be afraid to come to me for help, whatever it may be, because I can make it happen. As an additional note, with this new power I will be transforming the Robosane Garry's Mod server into something completely different. Say goodbye to sandbox, and hello to our upcoming DarkRP server. More on that later.