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  1. I think non-gaming maps should be added. Yes, it goes against the theme of the server, but when your theme is a fairly niche thing that not many maps are made for anymore in a game that is dying at a rapid rate, I don't think it matters. Anything that brings people in and keeps them coming back should be more important right now than maintaining the integrity of the server's theme, especially when that theme is not bringing in the same people it used to. But hey, what do I know?
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    Shadower

    Finally, I've been waiting for someone to bring this up. Shadower has been farming dislikes for a while now, and is constantly trying to say dumb shit to get people riled up on the forums. Every time I see a post here, he's always poking his nose where it doesn't belong to say something condescending or obnoxious. I'm surprised he hasn't lost membership sooner, is this seriously a person you want representing your community? I get xG is generous when it comes to handing out memberships but as far as I see it, Shadower doesn't seem to care if he loses it and acts toxic anyways. You'd be doing your name a favor. I don't think he should be permabanned, I don't think his idiocy reaches that far, but he should definitely lose membership. If he really doesn't like this community, I don't see why he should have membership, he can go be an annoying condescending asshole somewhere else. +1 for removing membership, -1 for permaban
  3. uhhh what's your least favorite meal?
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    Red

    Yeah no having a movie as big as Endgame spoiled for you sucks a lot, I should know, someone spoiled it for me. I'd say it's justified. -1
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    Favorite/Best Game

    It's tough to choose a single favorite game, there are quite a few that I would consider my favorites. If I had to choose though, I'd probably have to say Bayonetta, Skyrim, and Dark Souls 3 are some of my favorite games of all time. As for the best game I've ever played, without a doubt it's Bloodborne. I love that game so much, it's inspired me a lot and made me realize the artistry within video games. Kingdom Hearts 3 is probably a close second.
  6. kek what a child, it's clear you've learned nothing from your past. I want to say I'm disappointed or surprised, but I'm not. I should be used to it with how many times you've done this. and you wonder why people treat you the way they do. I give it like a month tops before you try to come back and act like you've changed, just like you always do. See you then.
  7. I did not step down because of my requirements. I stepped down because xG's TF2 servers were getting too boring and bland for me, and because I was sick of the drama. Kypari, Nutty, and Semper all stepped down for their own personal reasons, and while I'm not going to talk for them and act like I know every reason why they stepped down, I'm fairly certain they didn't step down because of hour requirements. I will admit getting in 14 hours a week could be daunting for me at times, but not because it's a lot of time to spend on TF2. It's because I got so bored of TF2 and fed up with xG drama that I began to loathe coming on. The game never changes, the servers never change, and the drama, while it would die down for a while, would always come back eventually. That's why I quit. The servers are getting stale for multiple reasons. And while I COULD go on a rant about everything that I think is causing the servers to become stale, I'm going to save your time by assuring you that the time requirements for staff are not one of those causes. It is far from the being one of the biggest problems on xG (which I'm not going to get into because this isn't the time or the place), and I dare say it is not a problem at all. I'm not trying to be rude, but in the future, speak for yourself, and only for yourself. While I appreciate you trying to stick up for staff, you shouldn't try to speak on behalf of a group that you are not a part of, especially if they have not asked you to.
  8. Hello everyone. So I'm sure that some of you are aware of my dip in activity recently. Well, I wouldn't say it's a dip, it's been on a slow decline for the past few months. I feel like I owe a bit of an explanation to those who've been wondering where I've been. Prepare yourselves, this is gonna be a long (and a bit ranty) one. However beforehand, I should give a small disclaimer: this is not meant to start drama with anyone, so please don't bring that shit here. Thanks. First and foremost, if I'm being completely honest, I can't stand Team Fortress 2 anymore. I started to get bored of the game all the way back in August, and had a little dip in activity then as well, which resulted in a warning from Seg. I've tried so many things to keep the game fresh for me, but guys, there's only so much I can do. The game is so old at this point, and there's hardly ever any new content in the game. If there is, it's all just cosmetic. We haven't had a major gameplay update since the dumpster fire that was the Pyro Update a while back. And while yes, xG has a lot of fun community maps to enjoy, most of the time, you'll just be playing on the same 4 or 5 maps, with an occasional unpopular map in the mix. That's because I'd say about 70% of the maps on TGH and 50% of the maps on Surf are complete garbage, and can kill the server if we go to the wrong ones. But even if you get rid of those maps, the best/most popular maps still get boring quickly because they're so overplayed. I've also come to the realization that I can't stand Surfing. Some of you may have already noticed, but I now only come on Surf if TGH is dead (which actually happens quite often nowadays) because I actually despise surfing. Just my opinion, it is the opposite of fun. All of this together has made TF2 almost a chore for me to play nowadays. I feel like my eyes are constantly watching the clock, waiting to see when I hit the one hour mark so I can stop playing TF2 and do something I actually enjoy. Another reason I haven't been coming on as often is because (gasp, could it be the dreaded word??) drama. XG has always been a clan filled with its fair share of controversy and shit talking and all that, that's nothing new. I knew that coming in to xG, but I made myself swear that I would try not to get involved in it or cause any myself. Unfortunately, that's not always how it works, and more often than not, it found me. That's not to say I didn't always deserve it, I realize I've made some foolish choices over the years. But the point is that I've ended up in the crossfire of several disputes and controversies, and it's starting to get very, very, very old. I didn't want to let it get to me, but honestly it's so frustrating and my patience has run out with it. Just when it seems like one thing has finally died down, a new controversy suddenly flares up to take its place, and it starts all over again. Perhaps the thing I despise the most about this clan is (oh boy RANT TIME!!!) group drama. It's always been a thing, and while it has died down recently, I still believe it's a problem. Look, I get it, in life, there will always be cliques, and there will always be people who don't see eye to eye, that's fine. But I think most of it is just so fucking petty and easily avoidable. It's always two groups at cold war with each other until one person does something to a person in the other group or someone in a group gets in trouble on servers, and then suddenly, everyone has to take a side. Then you're either a "gay furry pedophile who kisses up to staff" or a "tryhard troll who doesn't like furries but plays here anyways for some reason" or some other dumb bullshit like that. It's even worse for me because I'm a mediator, so I always have friends on both sides, most of which who can't stand each other and talk mad shit behind each others backs. Most of you in this clan are over the age of 14, shape up and fucking act like it. This isn't middle school, if you don't like someone, be the better person and avoid them. Again, I don't care if you disagree with/dislike a certain person or group of people, that's fine. But you don't need to always be talking shit or picking fights or dumb shit like that. And I'm not aiming this at any one group, every group that I've been a part of has had people who do shit like this. I see not only our staff, but sometimes even our higherups doing this, like come on, grow up. *S i g h* I apologize, but I've wanted to say that for a lonnnnnnng time. These days, I've been finding myself losing sleep at night, thinking about what I'm going to do with xG. I fear losing all the friends I've made here, and worrying about how getting a second job will further affect my playtime. I kept telling myself that I can't leave, or I'll lose everything I've worked for here. But then every time I tell myself that I'm gonna be more active and work harder, a week later, my activity starts to dip again and my interest in the game falters. How long until I don't have any more chances to improve my activity? How long until I just become known as another one of the Admins who got demoted for inactivity? Why should I keep holding this staff slot when there are probably players who are far more active and far more deserving of it than me? I figure... maybe it's just best that I bite the bullet. It pains me to say it, really it does, but maybe it's just time for me to move on. I think I'm going to step down, and take a break from TF2 for a while. I'm not going to quit it forever, nor am I never going to come back to xG, but for now, I need a break. I just have too much on my mind right now, since I am turning 21 soon and I need to be looking towards the future. I want to be spending what free time I have left doing things that make me happy, and make me feel good, and TF2 just doesn't do either of those things for me anymore. I'm sorry to everyone I'm disappointing by making this, but I think it's for the best. I don't wanna end this on a negative note though. Over the last couple years I've spent here in xG, I've had some great laughs, and made a lot of greater friends. I've learned a few things and learned to improve not only as a staff member, but as a person too. And so I'd like to take some time to thank those of you who made my time here so enjoyable. To Krampus: Thank you for always being a great friend. I don't care about what anyone else says about you, you've always been good to me and I thank you for that. I hope everything works out well for you and Grape. ? To Semper: I'm glad I got to meet you and become friends with you, you're really funny and sweet. I would give you all of my tendies if I could. ? To Nutty: Thank you for being a chill DL and a good friend. Tell Pichu I said hi. ? To Kypari: Thank you for helping me improve when I faltered. I do hope things get better for you, and I hope we can talk again sometime soon. I wish the best for you and your brother :3 To Tekage: helo To Elcark: I don't know if you'll ever see this, but thank you for getting me back into xG. I never would have gotten back into the game had it not been for your kindness and friendliness. I wouldn't have met anyone here I know today without you. Thank you. To Seg: Thanks for being so chill and friendly. I hope you only continue to improve as a DL. ? To Caleb: I'm not sure why, but honestly I was super afraid of you when I first became a staff member. Maybe it was a rumor I heard, but anyways, I'm glad we met. You are a really funny guy and I believe you can change xG for the better. ? To Bonfire: Okay it might seem weird for me to mention you here since we aren't really that close but when I first came to xG, I kinda looked up to you and saw you as a good staff member. I wanted to be in your position someday. Thank you for being an inspiration. (also everyone stop calling him gay bonfire gaming or i bite grrr) To Hyper Wolf: Thanks for being a cool dudebro, best of luck to you :3 To everyone else that I couldn't name because this post is long enough already: Thank you all for all of the great times you've given me. My time here at xG has had its ups and downs, but for the most part, I really did enjoy my time here. I wish the best for all of you, and I hope we can all still be friends after I leave. May we meet again, either in discord playing games together, or in xG if I ever decide to come and visit again. Peace out. -Precious.
  9. aww rip ? Sucks to see you go Kypari, but if you think it's the best choice, i'll support you through it. I hope you start feeling better, and I do hope we meet again, be it in xG or outside of it. I'll never forget you noodle boi, take care.
  10. While I haven't bumped into you much recently, I do definitely believe you have improved over the last few months. You follow the rules well enough and have helped me de-escalate situations in the past. I've also noticed that yes, you are on most frequently late at night, when other staff are not available to deal with the problem. I think xG could definitely use more late night staff, especially because a decent amount of the calladmins and complaints we get come late at night, when most of the staff are already asleep. I've heard some people say things about your behavior, but I haven't witnessed any of it myself, so I don't think it's right to hold that against you. And again, while we haven't bumped into each other much recently, I must say that every time I have seen you, you've been mostly well behaved and cooperative. I feel comfortable enough to give you a +1. Good luck. ?
  11. In the short time I've known this person, they've caused a lot of uproar on the forums and generally been childish/toxic. Even after being warned by Virr after that dumpster fire of a post he made, I still see him acting incredibly childish and arrogant, literally begging for downvotes. I may not play CS:GO, but I think his behavior recently on the forums is more than enough to be punished. He's already been warned and shows no signs of wanting to improve. I see no reason why he should still be a member of this community. +1 for membership removal, or if that's a bit too extreme, then +1 for a ban of some sort.
  12. "Just mute the person clientside if they're annoying you!" is something you would say in a casual game where there is no one to moderate what players say or do. But that's not the situation, here in xG, we have our own community servers with our own staff with the power to enforce rules. Yet, even though we have these powers and could stop the harassment ourselves, some people are content to just give the same 'just mute them clientside!' response. Personally I think this is a lazy solution to a bigger problem. The person who is being harassed is probably going to think the staff are lazy too, and grow bitter towards them, while the person who was harassing them gets away with it. Even if what they're saying isn't against the rules, they are doing it because they know it will irritate someone and get a reaction out of them, and that is harassment. I'll give you an example. I have a stupid bind I use 'for the memes lul' that goes something like "I'm daddy's little fidget spinner! He puts me on his dick, and I spin! Whishhh!". When I use that bind, I mean no ill intent by it, I'm just using it to be funny and dumb. However, I have realized that a lot of people actually don't find this funny at all. They find it more disgusting or annoying, and they've asked me to stop using it. While again, I by no means wanted to harass anyone with it, people were still annoyed by it, so I'm going to stop using it. This goes with anything else I say on the servers. If anyone ever tells me it's getting on their nerves and ask me to stop, I stop. Because again, if I just keep saying it, knowing it will irritate them, that would be harassment. Some people think it's a matter of people getting too easily offended, but I don't think so. In schools, if a student is doing something that they know is irritating another person, the school faculty will usually step in and separate them, right? Yet on our servers, where our staff serve mostly the same purpose and have the power to defuse a situation, it's okay to just take the easy way out and essentially tell them 'deal with it yourself'? If you don't step in to stop harassment, it gives a green light for the harasser to keep going. And in my eyes, that is incredibly lazy and corrupt. If you disagree with me about this, hey, that's fine. We don't have to see eye to eye on everything. But you cannot convince me that telling people to clientside mute is a better solution than actually dealing with the situation yourself. By doing so, you fail the person who asks for your help, and you fail in your duties as a staff member. Great post by the way Caleb.
  13. I personally like rusty bucket bay but honestly I wouldn't be devastated if it was removed. The rest, in my opinion, are pretty meh and I wouldn't mind seeing them gone. Just my opinion tho.