I am always logging, graphing and looking over TF2TightRope’s financial status.
While I wish to open up many servers for various TF2 gamemods, real life cost does play a part. While I one day I want to operate many more gamemods for the community, of a high quality, for the time being 2 major changes need to occur.
Due to the decline in desire for trading servers, I have decided to shut down Project Trade.
I know there are many who will not be happy about this, but for what it is worth I will be making all the files and source available to the public. This will mean freedom to host your own version of Trade/TradePoolParty, if you should so desire.
Here is the list of dates, for when Project Trade servers will go offline:
Project Trade AUS –> 23rd of May
Project Trade UK –> 23rd of April
Project Trade USA –> 12th of May
Project Trade Points –> 7th of May
Ingame MOTD advertisements will be shown on death.
The plugin I have written to handle this, will make sure that you are not spammed with ads. These adverts will wait until after you have seen the usual death cam showing who/what killed you, before it pops up on your screen.
As much as ads can have a rather negative reputation, they are necessary to keep things running via the funding they provide.
I have elected to ensure these ads do not contain sound or forced interaction of any kind. You can also close the MOTD advert page as soon as it opens, with no forced waiting.