New Moderator

Posted on November 30, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

So ive been meaning to give this regular mod for a while now, but for whatever reason I delayed it until now. This player has been an extremely active member of our community for quite some time, and is well liked on the servers. Very happy to welcome Rukia to our staff team, we hope you stay with us for a while and dont die or run away like 80% of the older admins ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198050524040

Send 'em some congrats if you see 'em in-game! Ruk is on pretty much all the time so you can contact 'em if you get into any trouble on the servers to help you out.



o, and will the real slim shady pls stand up

We Need Phrases, and You Can Help!

Posted on November 5, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

So us admins have access to this funky command called "happy". Essentially what it does is takes every message that a player puts in chat, and replaces it with a random message that I set. We use it if people are being racist in chat, insulting others, spamming etc...

Right now there are a bunch of default messages which I've grown tired of, and a few other ones, and id like to replace the default ones. I want YOUR (yes you) help! If you can think of any funny phrases post them in the comments section here and I may add them to the file to be used on the errogant souls who get /happy toggled on them!

Some examples of what're currently added are below:

Why did someone toggle happy on me? I'm already happy :)

its all ogre now...
Im not gay but ten dollars is ten dollars if you catch my drift
There's nothing wrong with yiffing an animal, it's natural and fine :)
This game isn't realistic enough
Club Penguin is a better game
i bet u fags liek grils LMOA
I just can't stop sucking dicks
Giving away free bills hat for the first person to trade me! :)
I can't believe how great this map is
I may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you, I really am an idiot
SANDSTORM IS MY FAVOURITE SONG
Shrek is love, Shrek is life.

Changes to NeonHeights Servers

Posted on November 4, 2017 by NeonHeights

Its been 6 years since these servers were first brought online. We've been through a number of different server providers and lived through a ton of TF2 updates. We celebrated our 6th birthday on August 25th this year.

With a reduction in update frequency that TF2 experienced all of last year I personally felt that the game was going down hill a bit. Some would argue that it had been heading that way for a while but I didnt notice it until early last year. I took a bit of a break from TF2 and Steam and focused on stuff going on elsewhere. The servers tend to manage themselves for the most part, we have a fantastic group of staff members who do an amazing job monitoring and taking care of the servers. I would typically only step in during times where the servers would break or have serious glitches.

Well with the most recent update to TF2 I've come back to introduce a few changes to the servers and how they operate. We've lost a fair amount of the community due to me not updating the servers at all amongst other things. So I'm considering downsizing a bit and am going to focus on quality over quantity. Instead of having 9 servers with only a few people in them, we'll have a handful of servers which will hopefully get more players. Easier to maintain less servers as well.

Im changing the maps on a number of the different servers to cater to the people who get bored of the current v182 MC map.

If you check the server list now you'll see some maps have been changed to versions like 24/7 Christmas, 24/7 Halloween, as well as the 'Retro' Neonheights map which features the old doomsday course, as well as a bunch of different doomsday buttons that many of you have never seen before. These maps will stay on these servers permanently now, so if you like playing on one map specifically you can stick to that server.

I have also fixed TF2 Ware on our game server which has been broken for some time now. And the donator server now has command use once more and is free to be used by donators/staff/players alike. Keep an eye out for changes coming up as well.

Halloween map out on Main Hub

Posted on October 27, 2017 by NeonHeights

Hey folks, we've brought back the special halloween map on hub for the next week as we approach October 31st. Come check it out if this is your first time hearing about it!

Server Plugins Temporarily Borkd

Posted on October 20, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

UPDATE: Its all fixed now. You can thank gaben for the down time


Hey folks, our server plugins have been temporarily borkd thanks to the recent TF2 update that breaks literally everything as always. All donator statuses as well as group commands should be down until SourceMod updates. It usually takes a few hours days apparently for the dev team to update it, so be patient pls

SIM (Steam Inventory Helper) has been sold and is now dangerous spyware!

Posted on September 19, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

Good evening y'all.

If you run the "Steam Inventory Helper" browser plugin, I recommend you uninstall it immediately. It's been noted that a recent update turned it into spyware. It's basically sending a log of every web request (and post) you make from any website to whoever purchased the plugin (allegedly csgofast owns it now), and they could be logging personal information.

With this change, the next time they make another change to the extension, Chrome will no longer alert you about it, so they could inject any kind of harmful code into it at any time and you wouldn't even know.

I would remove it entirely, NOT just disable it, and report it.

If you want a detailed writeup, check the link below.

Hav a good night, and be safe.

--Roudy

https://np.reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/70xofs/warning_trusted_steam_inventory_helper_now/dn6r6hu/

Help Wanted!

Posted on August 17, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

We have a few positions that have opened up on our staff team here at NeonHeight's Servers, and we are looking for profesionals (or not) to join our rapidly-growing community. If you are interested in a low-level work-your-way-up server moderator position with an enthusiastic staff team at your back and plenty of oppurtunities from within, this may be the gig for you.

We ask that you read and apply with your application here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeonHeights_Servers/discussions/0/350533172700858427/

I will personally go over applications every so often and select a few who may be fit for the position, and then contact you directly after some discussion with the other team mates.

  • Should have flexible availability
  • Should be enthusiastic and kind to everyone under many circumstances
  • Should have an open, objective mind when looking at problems/situations
  • Prior moderation/administrating experience preferred, but absolutely not required.

p.s. for those of you who have applied, keep up the good work! You may not be accpted or be the right canidate for the position ATM, but keep doing your best and always looking to improve yourself...you never know what might happen!


-Roudy (TotallyNotPickleRick)

Donator4Less (Donation Promotion)

Posted on June 2, 2017 by NeonHeights

For the first time in our 6 years of existence, we will be having a promotion that will go from 12:00pm EST June 2nd 2017, to 12:00pm EST June 9th 2017. During this week long period, all donator statuses will be available at a reduced rate in keys. With reductions from 30-35% off, this is the perfect time to grab donator if you have wanted to for a while but haven't had the keys! G-Donator especially will be available for substantially less than normal and will include all perks such as an in-game statue of yourself, a server unusual effect and all the commands associated with it! The value for statuses through PayPal donations has not changed, this promotion is only available for those of you donating with keys. Here are the new promotional rates:

B-Donator: 5 Keys (30% Off)
U-Donator: 7 Keys (30% Off)
S-Donator: 10 Keys (35% Off)
G-Donator: 40 Keys (35% Off)

You can read about what is involved with donating on the information page on our website (the link will be listed at the bottom of this announcement). A full list of commands and perks that will be available to you after donating are listed there as well. If you have any comments or questions feel free to message our staff or leave a comment here!


And on the flip side of things, now is also a great time to upgrade your rank if you are already a donator! You can upgrade your donator rank for way less than you normally would by donating keys.

The promotion will only last one week and will end next Friday at noon! If the promotion is a success we will do more in the future :)


Information On Donating:
http://neonheightsservers.com/donator_information

Available Donator Commands
http://neonheightsservers.com/donator_commands

Staff Promotions MK2

Posted on April 9, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

It's that time again folks, I am here to officially announce the second wave of new promotions that we planned to put on recently. in February three players were promoted to moderator, and now I am pleased to announce that there are another four exciting players who will be joining the ranks of ̶l̶e̶n̶n̶y̶ moderator.

Please say hello to

- Random
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198210932793

- Crazy Bob
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198093903290

- Sami-Kun
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198046228848

- Faeris
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198060980015

They are all around the servers and I'm sure would be glad to lend a helping hand when you need it!

I would also like to announce that I have here two older mods who I will be promoting to Admin! They have been here for a while and know the ropes as good as anyone. So please give a big round of 's to

- Hacker Jeff (BlueJello)
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198081061317

and

- Kwas
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198138014202

I am pleased to have them around to help administrate, and I'm sure they'll do an excellent job.


Thanks, and stay frosty

-Roudydogg1

Staff Update Approaching...

Posted on March 8, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

Hey guys,

I'll be getting together with the majority of our server staff to discuss promoting new players to the moderator position.

The last 'staff update' we had was a few weeks ago, and I said then that over the next few weeks we would be promoting more enthusiastic players. I'm extremely happy with the last group we promoted and I hope this round goes just as well!

I highly suggest if you're interested in a staff position, that you apply to the 'Moderator Application' topic in the discussion section. There will be a link at the bottom of this announcement. Remember that we WILL be checking your SteamRep status. Your server activity also plays a huge part in your application (having a mic as well as being an overall good/patient person who handles instruction well might play a big role as well).

If you already made an application, it may be a good idea to go back and edit it to include anything new you may want to add in. Please do not create a new application if you already have one, go back and edit the original one you made.

Stay tuned for the official staff update announcement that will be happening sooner than you think!

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NeonHeights_Servers/discussions/0/350533172700858427/