Staff Update Approaching...

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Roudydogg1🍀

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 Roudydogg1🍀

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 Roudydogg1🍀

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 Roudydogg1🍀

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

Winter Map Update

Posted on December 8, 2016 by NeonHeights

Hey folks, its that time of year again. (For those of you that are unaware) every year around this time we update our classic minecraft map on our trade servers to a colder christmas themed version. We've been doing these updates for 4+ years now!

Main Hub has just changed over to the new version and the other servers will follow tommorow morning. Enjoy the update and have a fantastic christmas break!

PS. If anyone has overwatch add me up (NeonHeights#1382)

Servers Temporarily Down!

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Roudydogg1🍀

Evenin' everyone,

Wanted to let you all know that the servers are temporarily down tonight D: Rest assured we have our very Top Lennies on the case to identify and fix the problem ASAP! Please be understanding during this downtime and we will have everything up and running again before you know it.

You can view current status of all our servers here http://bans.neonheightsservers.ca/index.php?p=servers


~~Roudydogg1

New Map Update! (Idle server)

Posted on October 30, 2016 by NeonHeights

Hey guys, im back from the grave (Not really though cause i didnt have any part of this map update )

Our beloved staff Bio Benny and Unnamed have come together to create a brand new update of our idle map. Its a halloween themed update with plenty of new easter eggs and cool additions to it. I uploaded the new map to both idle servers and it should be going live right now! Go hop on either one of them and let us know what you think of the new map update! The server IPs are listed below

Idle #1: 74.91.116.4:27015
Idle #2: 162.248.95.35:27015