Gentlemen Gamers Last Week!

Sonic_CloudSonic_Cloud Posts: 495Owner
edited January 22 in Announcements
So yeah,
This isn't easy for me to write even though i get told on a daily basis that the community has been dead for a while. It doesn't make this easier. As of today i have decided to stop renewing the GG gamer servers. The servers are mostly unpopulated, the players are sparse and the staff are demotivated. And that's fine. This was going to happen and i just kept putting it off for months now. But i cannot afford to keep doing this anymore. The servers have never been a massive strain on me financially but they have been somewhat of a burden. a burden i didn't mind, but then the stress came from my personal life and the stress of the servers, and i can't do it anymore. I wanted to make it to November, Make it another year and be proud. But realistically thats not going to happen.

So this is it. As of this weekend i will be shutting off the garrysmod servers. BUT this is not the end of the Gentlemen Gamers name, i will be keeping the teamspeak going as this is my only point of contact with people in the community. I will always been on teamspeak, looking for games to play and people to talk to. You are all welcome to stay as well and socialise as a community.

So I guess I should say Thank You to any and all staff that have helped moderate over the years, To name but a few:

@BobinRasterds, @Jonny and @munchkinater - Although i very much doubt these guys will ever see this post, thank you for building GG with Joe in the beginning. I know we never really got on and that's mostly because i came in a broke all your toys when i took over, so for that sorry.

@Inge, @Ace , @grey Thank you for being awesome Managers back in the day, you may not have been the most efficient but my god we had some laughs. i will always call you guys my friends. I have met @ace a couple of times and each time was a great time. @inge has always been there for me even if she had to stab me in the back a few times to get me on the straight and narrow.

@Visenya, @Erincl, @MeerkatSqueak , @coutini, @Princess_shadow, @Borthy, @Zunni, @Portal, @Angi, @Rose, @Djharper @NICHOLLTRON and a shit tonne of other admins i have probably missed.
You guys worked hard as janitor and even harder as admins, most of you i would call a friend and the rest i wish i had played more games with you.

@Shewolf, @TheUmpire and @Oriichilari
Thank you for being awesome admins in your own right and im sorry i didnt warn you about this post

and just a massive thank you to the players who have ever played on the servers, even if you got banned xD

and a bigger thank you to anyone who has ever donated, you donations have only ever been used to run the servers and i would not have been able to push on as i have done with out you.

and there is just one more person who i owe a thank you to and probably one of the biggest apologies to.

@joe.aldred - Thank you. not fluffing or bullshit here, thank you. you was a fun player, a great janitor and even better admin and a great manager. you have helped this community more than any player or owner, You have made this community what it is today and i hope you will come on teamspeak one day and we can have a game or two of something,

I know i havnt been the best owner and i know i havnt done anything meaningful but this community was one of the best things in my life and i never wanted it to end. but thank you.

But Like i have said, the teamspeak isnt going anywhere and the forums will always be here, so feel free to stay but i wont be offended if you leave

Lots of Love
John Martin
Sonic Cloud
Ex-Game Server Owner


p.s just because i have given like 20 different answers to this question. I am 24 years old
IngeZunniBorthyTheUmpirePsychotic_TomNICHOLLTRON
«1

Comments

  • KodiKodi Posts: 231Community_Member
    @Kodi lol. But yeah I spent a lot of my days on TTT and will always love GG for all the good (and bad) memory's! It is where I made a lot of friends... so Gentleman Gamers will be missed! :o
    NICHOLLTRON
  • Sonic_CloudSonic_Cloud Posts: 495Owner
    @kodi, just make sure you come visit me on teamspeak :3
    Kodi
  • OriichilariOriichilari Posts: 110Admin
    I'm not one for symbolic attachment, but I owe a surprising amount to these servers. A lot of memories, with varying amounts of positivity. As much as I've neglected the game servers recently, I am going to miss them.

    Rest In Peace
    BorthyTheUmpire
  • 4dcatman4dcatman Posts: 9Veteran
    Well fuck.

    Even though I am a pretty new player in terms of the servers I've still gotten a large amount out of them. I do also have some questions to ask

    1) what's gonna happen to the forums

    2)what's gonna happen to kik

    3)when is the shutoff time for the servers

    4)how many people do you reckon we can get on over this weekend to celebrate the end

    Personally, i would quite like kik to be opened up to regulars and members who have been around for a long time. People like DJ Harper who have been both Jan and admin and deserve a spot there even if they have retired.
  • Sonic_CloudSonic_Cloud Posts: 495Owner
    Well i can answer all them with 100% accuracy.

    1) The forums are not going anywhere. they will be here to be used for general social media stuff. people can arrange game nights, chit chat or just be informed about GG things

    2) Kik groups are up to the admins that created them, i have no issues with people keeping them together. But if kik isnt your cup of tea then you can always join our discord and use that for chitchat

    3) server shut off time will be Monday 29th January 2018 at 8am GMT

    4) at least 1 but less than 1000 players :3

  • joe.aldredjoe.aldred Posts: 1,233Admin
    As they say, all good things must come to an end. Sonic and a few older players know how much I cared about this community and it's sad to see the way things turned out.

    Let's be glad that there will still be a small fire burning, and maybe, just maybe, the game servers will make a return.

    Hopefully I'll be able to nip on Sunday and see the servers out, but if I can't, as much of a pain in the arse you were, thank you GG and goodbye.
    KodiNICHOLLTRONPell
  • ed_that_guyed_that_guy Posts: 57Community_Member
    Rip L O N G time coming and you can’t say I didn’t warn you months ago. Anyway fuck everyone
    Dynamite
  • Sonic_CloudSonic_Cloud Posts: 495Owner
    Theres always one guy /\
  • Sonic_CloudSonic_Cloud Posts: 495Owner
    also @joe.aldred I can almost guarantee one day there will be another GG server in some capacity
  • ed_that_guyed_that_guy Posts: 57Community_Member
    Yep but anyway I know I have been a massive prick and an annoyance to say the least but it has... was a great experience and thanks for that
  • Sonic_CloudSonic_Cloud Posts: 495Owner
    @ed_that_guy no problem, thanks for only being a prick like 70% of the time xD
  • ed_that_guyed_that_guy Posts: 57Community_Member
    70% fucking hell that be the same about hitler spent on gassing the Jews (T H I S. I S. S A T I R E.) I think we can do a little better how about 90%- when I was reg and below after that I just faked everything to get what I wanted and you still gave me staff... multiple time.

    Ps that diesel thing was bollocks
  • PandaPanda Posts: 24Community_Member
    fun while it lasted tbh, thanks for hosting the servers. @NICHOLLTRON will always be a fatty
    KodiNICHOLLTRON
  • 4dcatman4dcatman Posts: 9Veteran
    can i permaban ed and then let him back in for old times sake?
  • IngeInge Posts: 684Veteran
    As one of the few that had been around from start to finish, this is like ending a chapter of my life. There were times where GG was a big part of my life and the people there were like family to each other. I have met a lot of annoying people (you know who you are, haha), but also amazing people who I can still call my friends. So John and Joe (the real one aka Beast Matron), thank you for this!

    I have to say that I think it's a very brave decision that you made. I can imagine it wasn't an easy one, but sometimes good things must come to an end.

    P.s. I prefer calling it a "kick under the ass'...I never stabbed you in the back lol. That's something way different. :(
    BorthyTheUmpire
  • ed_that_guyed_that_guy Posts: 57Community_Member
    Shh 4d they still think I’m banned, I just made an alt steam acc shared and changed my product Id
  • ed_that_guyed_that_guy Posts: 57Community_Member
    Wait a minute this isn’t private chat
  • ZunniZunni Posts: 280Veteran
    As the forever JB guy (me). Thank you Sonic. I have not been here as long as Inge, Joe or Blodos but I have deff spend a LOT of hours on JB alone and GG in total … something like 2000+ hours.
    That is how much time I have enjoyed the GG community and I have learned to know so many great people in my time here. Lots of people I would never have met otherwise.

    It has been ... fun.... and sometimes a BIG pain in the butt (not talking about Ace here) - but in total. A pleasant experience.
  • PortalPortal Posts: 389Veteran
    Going to miss GG. Thanks for all the fun
  • PortalPortal Posts: 389Veteran
    Bee coming tommorow morning
  • BorthyBorthy Posts: 85Veteran
    Feel like I should join in :P so here it goes:
    Gentlemen Gamers for me has allowed me to meet so many amazing people to which I am forever grateful for, I have become a part of what I feel to be a second family and one I hope never ends. Even with all the stress that these servers have caused, I have loved being a part of it. I hope for those who may not wish to stay in contact with myself, I wish you the best with everything. Thankyou to those who made me feel welcome, dealt with my singing, my anger, my (as some call) chipmunk/hiccup laugh and my lack of gaming skills.

    Keep in touch guys, I am always here.
    The one and only
    Borthy Wan Kenobi xxx
    TheUmpirePsychotic_TomPortal
  • NICHOLLTRONNICHOLLTRON Posts: 409Community_Member
    Kodi said:

    memory's!

    @Kodi It's been nearly 2-3 years and you still haven't learnt grammar :( I know that we've all had our ups and downs with everyone in the community but I don't ever regret coming to GG as I've made some great friends and have had a lot of fun and had great memories of playing on the servers so for what it was worth I won't ever forget my time here :3 P.S. Fuck off @Panda ;)

    Kodi
  • DjharperDjharper Posts: 229Veteran
    Hi, bit late to the party aren't I? So, I've not been around too long on GG but that doesn't stop me saying it was awesome, the early days of JB in the summer with the ZunWolf adoption centre were amazing, the first (Of too many bloody times) as Jan under our Lord And Saviour JB man were truly hilarious to be around (Plus Antidote was there so that good). I could go on with some stupid reminiscing about Panda being a traitor, Shewolf being a mother and Borothy being a server slayer but I'll end with this- Thank you to everyone who made GG special place.
    Zunni
  • SilentNinjaSilentNinja Posts: 7Community_Member
    Djharper said:

    Hi, bit late to the party aren't I? So, I've not been around too long on GG but that doesn't stop me saying it was awesome, the early days of JB in the summer with the ZunWolf adoption centre were amazing, the first (Of too many bloody times) as Jan under our Lord And Saviour JB man were truly hilarious to be around (Plus Antidote was there so that good). I could go on with some stupid reminiscing about Panda being a traitor, Shewolf being a mother and Borothy being a server slayer but I'll end with this- Thank you to everyone who made GG special place.

    Couldn't have put it better myself
  • SilentNinjaSilentNinja Posts: 7Community_Member
    I know I may have been distant the recent months due to other events taking priority in my life but I would like to thank everyone who made GG the wonderful magical lovely place that it was and forever will be, I know I may have not always treated the server with the respect that it deserved but you are all still basically family to me and I love you all, the last year and 4 months wouldn't have been the same without you all so thank you for all the memories that will never be forgotten and thank you for giving me a place to meet the most amazing people, you have truly changed who I am. Also #SilentForVetPluzIt'sAllIEverWantedAndWhatAmIGonnaDoWithIt and #UnbanAntidoteForTheLastWeek @Oriichilari @Shewolf @TheUmpire @Sonic_Cloud and I cba naming more people that's just so I might have a shot at getting noticed by people in power for my final meal request
  • SilentNinjaSilentNinja Posts: 7Community_Member

    Well i can answer all them with 100% accuracy.

    1) The forums are not going anywhere. they will be here to be used for general social media stuff. people can arrange game nights, chit chat or just be informed about GG things

    2) Kik groups are up to the admins that created them, i have no issues with people keeping them together. But if kik isnt your cup of tea then you can always join our discord and use that for chitchat

    3) server shut off time will be Monday 29th January 2018 at 8am GMT

    4) at least 1 but less than 1000 players :3

    Can I finally be unbanned from discord pluz? Ik it shouldn't have shown you that you where breaking your own rules but ya know still I just wanna chat to people
  • The_narratorThe_narrator Posts: 177Community_Member
    Ill buy the servers they shall live on £5 ok ??

    Deal

    Were so i sign
  • joe.aldredjoe.aldred Posts: 1,233Admin
    I think we'd all rather let them be shutdown. :)
    KodiOriichilariPortalSilentNinjaNICHOLLTRON
  • The_narratorThe_narrator Posts: 177Community_Member
    #bringbacktweety
  • SilentNinjaSilentNinja Posts: 7Community_Member
    #bringbackntidote
    #spookyforthebois
Sign In or Register to comment.