CS:GO Server Shutting Down

The CS:GO server will not be renewed in January. This is due to the lack of interest in CS:GO. The server has been empty over 90% of the time the last few months, and when it does have players in it, they are rarely Noobs Paradise members. If anyone else is interested in running a Noobs Paradise server for CS:GO or CS:Source, feel free to contact me and put one up.

The Minecraft and Teamspeak servers will remain up, as will this website.

New Maps & Stats

We have made a few changes to the server. First up, max rounds is now set to 20. That means 10 rounds per side before it swaps the teams. The auto snipers have been restricted as well.

We are also testing out custom maps. We have two on the server right now: de_mirage_csgo and de_atom_pre4. These are both pre-release beta versions, so there may be minor issues such as missing textures. We are starting out with two maps just to test the map downloads and custom rotations. If all goes well, expect to see even more variety in the maps rotation soon.

The only downside to the custom maps is that there is no download progress screen. It may appear that your game is broken and not loading the map while it is downloading. However, it is working. Just hang in there until it finishes downloading. Hopefully this is something that Valve will improve shortly.

The biggest update is that we are now running gameME stats. They are similar to the old PsychoStats that we used to run on Source. You can check them out at http://stats.noobsparadise.com

Server Settings Vote

It is time to have a community vote to determine a few of the CSGO server settings. Below are polls that will help us decide if we are going to restrict the AWP and if we are going to enable soft collisions on the players.

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We’re Back!

After a long break, Noobs Paradise is back and better then ever with a new game to explore. The first step of bringing Noobs Paradise back was to create and publish a new website and forums. There were a lot of great memories on those old forums, but unfortunately that site was holding us back in a number of ways. I have some neat features planned for this site in the future, and they would only be possible if we started fresh. Unfortunately, this does mean that you will have to register for a new account.

Now that the website is out of the way, we are focusing on the game server. Over the next week we will bring up a server and begin initial configuration and testing with the goal of making the server public by the 21st. There will be an opportunity to play on the server before the 21st for the purposes of testing the configuration. Just be aware that the server is not final yet and that there will probably be issues.

Be sure to spread the word that we are back. All former members are welcome to put the tag back on and join in on the fun. Everything around here is still very much a work in progress, so please give us any and all feedback. See you all in game shortly. It has been too long.