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View Poll Results: Are you willing to donate to keep Omni alive ?
Ya sure, I can spare $5 or $10 a year 3 15.00%
Yes, put me down for $20 a year 12 60.00%
Hell ya, I'll donate what I can ! 4 20.00%
No. UT2K4 is dying. Lets just let it run out as is 1 5.00%
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Old 12-14-2020, 08:57 AM   #81
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At this point we don't know where the donations go....if someone knows otherwise chime in
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:38 PM   #82
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The paypal donations go to an account Qettoe owns. I have no idea if he passes on any of that money to analog but he might send it all to him. Qettoe hosts the forums but analog hosts the server. I believe that analog also invested quite a bit of money into new hardware a few years back (probably more years back than I'm remembering) so he really should be getting the donations even though I think he might be hosting the server for free from his work. I'm not sure on that though so don't take that as fact. I would hate to say he's hosting for free if he's actually been paying for hosting in recent years but do you really think he's been shelling out money each month to keep the server going? I doubt it but also I wouldn't doubt that analog has put a lot more of his own money into the server over the years than he has received from donations.


Anyway. You guys should really start your own server and maybe a new forum also. I would truly hate to see the death of Omni but I think it would be best for the players to have a fresh server with no admin access issues. There's been plenty of people pledging support for a new server. Someone just needs to get it done. I know it's a lot of work and responsibility, and there's always the risk of donations not covering cost but it can always be a month to month plan to start. Plus it has to be owned by just one person and who should that person be? Lots to consider. Maybe start a fresh thread for just hashing out the idea of starting a new server. This thread doesn't seem to be getting any actual results.
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Old 12-14-2020, 12:54 PM   #83
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a new forum also.

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Ugh! So much history here in the forum. I should run a web crawler scraper on it and make a backup while I can.
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Ugh! So much history here in the forum. I should run a web crawler scraper on it and make a backup while I can.

Yeah. It doesn't have to shut down though. My thinking is more that a new server probably shouldn't use the Omni name so maybe a new forum would be appropriate but that's definitely not necessary. Qettoe was here just yesterday. He still checks in so as long as he sees activity I'm guessing he'll keep the forums up and running but it's not free to host a website so idk.
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Qettoe was here just yesterday. He still checks in so as long as he sees activity I'm guessing he'll keep the forums up and running but it's not free to host a website so idk.

So, do we know if he needs donations for the forum?


We really need thread on Omni-2.0, does the OG members care if we continue the name, or not?



And if I understand the server is separate and under Analog's control (which he hasn't been on here since May, and I don't know if anyone has had contact with him more recent that that...)
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Last I checked, our 20 player freon server and 20 slot teamspeak server costs roughly $250 a year. NFO chicago.
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So, do we know if he needs donations for the forum?
Has anyone tried to message him here? I know he checks in once in a while but I get the feeling he doesn't really read any threads and that he's just checking to make sure everything is still working.



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does the OG members care if we continue the name, or not?
That's a good question. I think it would be nice to keep the name but I would for sure ask Qettoe about that. I don't think it would be cool to use the Omni name and )o( tag without his blessing.
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Man, pooty is on fire...lol
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:24 AM   #89
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And if I understand the server is separate and under Analog's control (which he hasn't been on here since May, and I don't know if anyone has had contact with him more recent that that...)

That's right. I've been trying to raise him for months now, no response. That's scary as it means the game server could *poof* at anytime.

On the donations note, I'd kick $20 a year to Omni even though I don't play ONS anymore. I'll now do my usual: shit, I might even play occasionally. No, I
won't. Well, unless there is are Retro days or something, maps that I don't have to study vehicles for 3 months before I play...

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Old 12-16-2020, 06:14 PM   #90
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That's right. I've been trying to raise him for months now, no response. That's scary as it means the game server could *poof* at anytime.

On the donations note, I'd kick $20 a year to Omni even though I don't play ONS anymore. I'll now do my usual: shit, I might even play occasionally. No, I
won't. Well, unless there is are Retro days or something, maps that I don't have to study vehicles for 3 months before I play...

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You don't have to study vehicles that long! it just takes a few games to get the hang of it. And players tend to pick one or two vehicles that they specialize at, like Mclovin in the megabadger or nautikal in the railtank. you should definitely play sometime, I think you'd be surprised

We also play retro maps sometimes, like torlan and we even played primeval the other day. Olo keeps voting for ahebban and killing the server pop like an idiot, but we do that too. And we've been playing masterbath / captain gordon a lot too

Also, would be happy to donate as well FWIW
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You don't have to study vehicles that long! it just takes a few games to get the hang of it. FWIW
You obviously have never seen Carpe play freon... My God are you in for a treat. Grab a beer and popcorn and enjoy the show. That's all I'll say.
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