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/

Map Update

Posted on March 7, 2017 by NeonHeights

v182 of the MC map has now been released. Changes feature a lot of performance upgrdes which will allow for more updates in the future. The overall map file size has also decreased.

Also added/changed is your favourite doomsday Tactical Nuke, which now when chosen in the doom room will either trigger the doomsday you know and love (Tactical Nuke) or will trigger an... alternate one...

Theres a 50/50 chance of seeing the new doomsday when you activate tactical nuke

Enjoy/have fun. let me know what you think/if you see any issues

MC Map update coming soon

Posted on March 5, 2017 by NeonHeights

So its been over a year now since I released an update to the MC map, largely due to the fact that I had hit the limits of the Source Engine for the amount of stuff you can cram into one map. But over the last few days ive been slowly changing some stuff around and making small edits to the code and I think were finally ready to start adding stuff to the map again.

Mind you the update wont be anything crazy as I still have the map limits close by, but atleast it will be a change from v178 and all versions before it. So keep an eye out over the next few days/weeks for an announcement about the new update.

And yes for all of those asking, winter in the MC world will be over

Server Connection Issues

Posted on February 26, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

Hey guys, sometime last week we had some server maintance and ever since then we've occasionally been having some connection problems across all the servers. It's pretty bad again today, so I thought I'd let you all know that we are still looking into the problem and hoping to fix this as soon as it can be.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Server Down-Time

Posted on February 18, 2017 by NeonHeights

Hey guys, the servers may go down and come back up on and off in the next hour or two due to some scheduled maintenance by our server provider. We should be back to normal operation in two hours tops. Thanks for your understanding!

Edit: may be more than 2 hours

Staff Promotions! The Hype Is Real!!

Posted on February 7, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

Good day everyone! I would like to take this oppurtunity to welcome the new moderators to our team.
Over the last year or so we've had many moderators and admins come and go, and today (and over the course of the next few months) we'll be bringing in a new group of moderators as well as letting some of our old, inactive staff go.

As always we continue to grow and do great things within the TF2 community. We've kept these servers going for over 6 years now, and we're glad to now welcome the following players to our staff team with the hope that they will help make our servers, and the community, an even better place.

ShadowKnight - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198094644584/

Swoosh - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198073037982/

Phoenix - http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198080348844


We will also be saying goodbye to some of our old staff who no longer come on the servers/who have chosen to resign.

RustyCourier

SubMachineFun

WeatherReport

Wolf

Trapezoids

Unnamed


Be sure to congratulate our new staff if you see them on the servers! If youre having any troubles, im sure one of them would be happy to help.

Don't be upset if you weren't picked this time around, this is also a call for YOU to create a moderator application.
If you don't have one, make one, and
if you have one, check if there's anything you need to update on it! We are always looking for new innovative staff and this is a perfect oppurtunity to get started.

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

{ISSUE FIXED} Regarding a steam profile related exploit

Posted on February 7, 2017 by PICKLE RIIIIIIIIIICK©

Edit: issue was fixed early this morning


Here's a follow up to this warning. Steam Profiles & Activity Feed are safe to visit now.

Method of the Exploit:

The "My Guides showcase" (multi-guide showcase) parsed scripts placed in guides' Title section. You could inject code via putting such guides up on your showcase. Favorite Guide was NOT vulnerable, only multi-guide showcase was. Repro steps:

1) Your profile must be at least Level 10 (to access My Guide Showcase)
2) Create a Guide and put your script/payload in Title (-> Enter the title for your guide)
3) Publish the Guide & Feature it on your profile Guide Showcase






Good evenin' everyone.

A Steam exploit is actively being abused rite now and there's a risk (phishing, malicious script execution, etc.) involved when viewing or simply opening PROFILE pages of other steam users (both desktop and mobile versions on all browsers). It is in your best interests to avoid viewing other ppls profiles until the nice kind folk at Valve () fix the issue and release a statement giving the A-OK.

It doesn't matter whether you do this within Steam itself, the in-game overlay, or any web browser such as Edge/Firefox/Chrome. If affected, you won't see any of this happening until it's too late.

Keep an eye on your market/store transaction history and gift history for unrecognized purchases, and do not approve any unrecognized or suspicious trades or market listings from the Steam mobile authenticator.

If you think your acct has been compromised, change your Steam Account password, enable Mobile Authenticator if it's not on already (otherwise deauthorize Steam Guard on all systems from settings) then restart your router/change IP. Also, scan your system with a malware scanner/anti-virus.

GL and have a good night

--Roudy