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Goodbye GameSurge
Posted by soczol at 2008-12-16 01:07:16

As you might know, we also have a service running at the GameSurge network. This service was set up as an experimental project, we wanted to see if our bots could run on other networks than QuakeNet.

After some modifications and tests, our service was launched in March 2007 and we were soon handling requests for Natasha bots, with success: we are currently supporting 206 channels.

Unfortunately we soon noticed that our bots were not fully compatible with the network, our bots would interfere with ChanServ/SpamServ and those services would in turn kick our bot when it tries to deop or kick someone, or when it was writing just a bit too fast.

The quality of the service on this network was also not comparable to the service you'd expect from us. Due to some nasty bugs our service would crash, and stay down for hours without anyone noticing. Requests would stay queued for hours.

We came to the conclusion that we could not continue like this. This is why we have had to take the hard decision to shut down our service on the GameSurge network.

Our service on GameSurge will be closed on 01-01-2009, at which point all bots will be disconnected.

Our request service has been shutdown, which means no new requests can be made. If you already have a bot from us in your channel, you will still be able to use it, until 01-01-2009.

We would like to thank anyone that made this project possible, all staff members that participated in the service, all users that helped us out, and of course everyone that requested one our bots.

Personally, I would like to thank one person in particular: MunkeN. This project wouldn't have been running without him. Thanks for dedicating your time into expanding our service to this network, and sorry it didn't work out to be as great as we hoped it would be.

Thanks everyone, it was great while it lasted!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in #NordicBots (GameSurge and QuakeNet).


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#12008-12-16 01:16 | MunkeN (NordicBots Staff)
Too bad it didn't work out as planned. =/
But none the least, we did get some good stuff out from this project (codewise).

Thanks to everyone that helped with the GameSurge project, and thanks to all the users requesting our bots there, you all made it worth the time spent!

#22008-12-16 02:28 | segumisama (NordicBots Staff)
Awwww, that sucks... :(

R.I.P. Gamesurge bots. :(

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