Recent Donations

YEETMASTER

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $5.00

Date: Sep 19, 2018 - 09:58 pm

Light

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $65.00

Date: Sep 18, 2018 - 11:17 pm

matt

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $95.00

Date: Sep 17, 2018 - 02:43 pm

The Real Cheeto

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $72.50

Date: Sep 17, 2018 - 11:18 am

Fore

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $15.00

Date: Sep 17, 2018 - 12:17 am

deathwish

Server: Course

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $15.00

Date: Sep 15, 2018 - 02:29 am

babouche

Server: Course

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $5.00

Date: Sep 13, 2018 - 09:24 pm

Sample

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $200.00

Date: Sep 9, 2018 - 10:32 am

dad?

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $10.00

Date: Sep 9, 2018 - 03:34 am

disownedpear

Server: Minigames

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $25.00

Date: Sep 8, 2018 - 11:17 am

hype

Server: Minigames

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $530.00

Date: Sep 7, 2018 - 02:18 pm

D4wGhosty

Server: Course

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $83.75

Date: Sep 7, 2018 - 11:16 am

Raz

Server: Course

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $5.00

Date: Sep 6, 2018 - 01:41 am

Specta

Server: Course

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $710.00

Date: Sep 5, 2018 - 12:04 pm

Frisk-chara

Server: Jailbreak

Amount: $5.00 - Total: $30.00

Date: Sep 4, 2018 - 08:17 pm

Swoobles News

Soon to come changes

Near the end of this year or early next year there are going to be some major changes. Every change I list in this post is happening due to Swoobles basically clinging on for its life right now. Player count is low, the infrastructure is entirely too expensive for the donations received, and quite honestly Swoobles takes up almost all of my free time for little to no gain in return. When the community was thriving and full of life it was great, but the last year or so it has been extremely slow and aggravating. If you don't like the following changes then it's sort of tough luck because at this point it's I either make the changes or kill off Swoobles, and I more than anyone don't want to see Swoobles die.

Season 3 ending and new map voting

It's been nearly a year since season 3 started and it's been a long year at that. Every year I like trying to improve Swoobles as much as possible.. but.. during the last year I feel like I have been fighting countless fixes to our already existing features (thanks for making things really hard Valve). Needless to say I'm behind where I would have liked to have been by this point, but even with all the set backs I still think there was good progress made over the year.

The last year also brought on the most dedicated players we've had playing on a season yet. I'm sure everyone has been wanting to see what the rewards these dedicated players will receive so I'll go ahead and show you!

Healing area, auto-bhop, and squelching

The jailbreak server got a new warden toy, the course server got auto-bhop, and every server got squelching improvements.

Jailbreak changes, optimizations, and more

Many of you have probably already noticed the jailbreak server received an update of much needed changes, fixes, and features today. I'll go over some of the larger items in the list. A complete list of the jailbreak servers changelog can be found here.

New jailbreak warden menu

Tonight a new feature was added to the jailbreak server that allows wardens to utilize a new menu. For now the menu only contains colored rings the warden is able to place anywhere on the ground. There are three colors to choose from; red, green, and yellow. These rings will persist after a player is removed from warden so the next warden can easily continue where that previous player left off. The warden menu is automatically displayed to the warden when they are selected and can also be redisplayed manually by using the new !wm command.

New rules and punishments wiped

Swoobles is changing to be much more relaxed with our server rules. Due to the new rules all of the bans and timed mutes/gags have been lifted. If you were previously banned due to our old strict rules you are now able to rejoin the servers.

CS:GO Competitive Tournament

Swoobles will be hosting a competitive tournament. Premade teams are strongly encouraged, however single participants will be allowed to enter as well. They will be placed on a team with other players who entered the tournament alone. As a result of this, if there are not enough solo entries you may be placed a substitute. In order to enter, you must have 45 global hours on Swoobles to prevent entries from non-Swoobles players. Any forms of cheating (as well as griefing, throwing, and ghosting) will result in immediate disqualification for your entire team and punishment according to the Swoobles rules. Private Teamspeak channels will be provided to the two competing teams if requested.
This tournament will be a double elimination (meaning there is a loser’s bracket). Every game will be a best of one, aside from the loser’s bracket final, semi-final, and the final games. These three matches will be a best of three. This can be seen in this example bracket (this is just an example of how this bracket will look, there is no set number of teams).

Maintenance Issues

During the maintenance our Dallas machine got stuck in an infinite rebooting loop. Without actually being at the server I'm not able to diagnose the problems. For now I'm moving those servers back to the old host in Quebec. The servers will probably be down for a few more days because without the harddrives of the Dallas server I'll have to manually read every single file.

Welcome back west coast? Moving information!

As many of you know for the last few years it seems like Swoobles has been moving locations a lot. This has mainly been due to us trying to find a host that can actually take a good beating from a DDoS attack. We started out colocating in Chicago, then renting from two different hosts in Dallas, and finally renting in Quebec as a last resort. The current Quebec location is a great host and they can certainly stand up to DDoS attacks compared to the previous hosts, but there is a major problem being in Quebec.. our west coast players have horrible latency. I knew this was a problem before moving to Quebec but we had no choice.

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