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      VG Servers are Back Up! *UPDATED AGAIN* TS3 Server is back; PR and Mumble are online, Arma 3 Servers are online but still need VG specific missions and configurations, should be done before end of week...   04/15/2017

      UPDATE Sunday April 23rd:
      Most everything is back online now.  The PR Server is running, and Mumble is working.  We have not yet made PR Updates available in TCAdmin, but several more people have access to update the PR Server (including me) and there should be little to no server downtime from future PR Updates.

      I've installed a second PR Server and still need to expand the VG PR License for it - it can be used for whatever, but I called it "PR EVENT SERVER" to start.  I figured we might also want a development server for things like FastJack's PR COOP Insurgency Mission testing, and we will take care of that this coming week as well, if able.

      The Arma 3 Servers have been reinstalled, and they are running basic versions of their former missions.  They still need to be configured, but they will remain online until this happens during the week (when PITN gets time).  I've set up A3 Servers with a Steam Update button in TCAdmin, any Arma Admin can now update to the latest Arma version much faster and easier, and without needing to wait for a Head Admin.    -Sem

      Sunday April 16th 2017:
      I've just received an email from the Server Host in Germany.  They host the server that runs our TS3 and various game servers here including Project Reality, and Arma 2 & 3.  Apparently, there has been a fault with our server host, possibly a hardware failure or such, but all servers in one part of their data center were affected including ours. We do not have further details at this time, but unfortunately this means VG Servers will be down until we can regain access to our server.  We were not given a time frame estimate or specific details of what damage was incurred, and we do not know if we have lost any data that was on the server.  We've been with this host for many, many years, and we've had nothing but great connections and fast servers.  Clearly this is a rare occurrence and we need to be patient as we weather this storm. I feel particularly bad for our loyal Project Reality players who were very patient waiting for our server to get it's most recent update, and I wish I could do something immediately to fix this.  It's a sad truth that it is out of our hands for the time being as we await contact from our host, and get a detailed damage report and estimate of how long until we are online again.  Of course, I've contacted the other head administrators at VG and apprised them of the situation.  We will update you all as we get information. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!
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I know I did this back in 2012, but I'll do it again as a refresher. I am Tom Floyd ([TOM] tfloj). TFLOJ does not mean anything it is just my initials (T-Tom, FLO- Floyd, J-Middle initial). I spent 11 years in the Air Force, right out of High School (1987-1998) as a weapons person on fighter aircraft (F-16, A-10, F-4). I spent two years in Germany 1989-1991 during the first war and was living there when the borders and Wall came down. I also spent 3 years in Northern Italy (Aviano AB, 1994-1997) during the Bosnia crap. I speak a little German, Italian and Spanish but only conversational. I am now a safety professional that works as a Department of Energy Contractor. I live in Livermore, CA and am originally from Southern California. The company I work for manages the Nevada Test Site, now known as NNSS. This is the site that did the above and underground testing of nuclear weapons before the treaty in 1992. Now everything we do is sub critical. Non of what I am discussing is top secret and is widely available on-line. I love what I do and would gladly help any of you get a job with my company if you are qualified. I have been playing PR since it was created and remember playing BF2 with Melon before PR was as big as it is. I am sure he doesn't, but that's ok. I am 46 years old and have 5 kids (24, 22, 12, 9, 4). Two boys three Girls. I like this game because of the teaming up aspect and how diversified we are. There are many countries playing here and its nice to build friendships across the country. Lately, I have been getting pissed and voicing my concerns. Realize that this is not the norm. I generally have not had any issues, but lately it seems that without an admin newbies (for the most part) TK just to disrupt the game. For you admin that are young and immature I suggest to snap out of it and know your role. Your supposed to lead by example and not act like perverted immature humans. Those admin know who I am talking about when you read this. I have not had any issues with 95% of the admin, and have apologized the all but 1. I am human and get angry too, but I can come back after a cool off period and realize I am wrong. I am not going away, but if the TK and lack of admin does not improve I'll just find other things to do with my time. I will stay in touch and check in often. Otherwise, it has been great playing here and contributed this month as I felt VG has earned it. everyone should contribute every once in a while.

See you on-line,
Tom TFLOJ
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Thanks for the intro! lol
I read about the lack of admins at times when you play before. But this is the first I've heard you mention IIRC issues with "5%" of the admins -- that there are individual admins who "act like perverted immature humans" is news to me, and you can always contact me privately if you do not wish to write things in public. I am not okay with admins misbehaving to the point of disruption you seem to be describing and I'd like to hear more about it.

Take care - have fun - see you around! And thank you for your service and for your donation to help keep the servers running!
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What a hell of a introduction. !yes

I would like to work with you, on monday I apply to your company and appeal to you. OK? !lol No.
I am not qualified. !crying
But really, if anyone knows where I as a 53 years young private law enforcement officer be able to work in US of America, I would be very grateful. best in the warmer states. nevada, new mexico, california, or in the mountains, colorado or alaska. with 53 years unfortunately 15 years too late. I know. but now enough from me. !download
I am surprised. but you show also no adult behavior, when you still so pissed, !fuku so angry !angry with our younger friends. I am not surprised, when they are not so patient, no life experience, si claro. After all, we should. Tell not always that you will cut off, responsibility can still only take who shows also he?s loyal. And really, do not stir up the fear, (always a bad feeling) that you will go.
Dont be mad about me saying this but as a friend, I dare.

Wait and at the end everything turns into the best and we all will administrate the shit out of the server and are well regarded = VG = s. !medal
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Thanks Rot and Semler, I appreciate your comments and am not angry. See you online!
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Tom I have never met you before but thank you for the introduction, hope to see you in PR someday!
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M8 we have played many games together, I'm shocked you don't remember me. Yes, see you in game.
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to be honest i didnt read the whole intro lol but welcome and have fun
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Sup bro thx for intro. If you see admins acting poorly tell us who so we can smack their peckers
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Nice intro .. welcome to Veterans Gaming tfloj
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Mate, why you didn´t mention this introduction in the game? I know that since a long time ago I don´t play PR but when I came back you wasn´t there.

So, if you for some reason see this, I just want to say that you have been a great master and a great friend and thanks to you I was part of this amazing PR family. All the thinks that I´ve learn under your command are helping me on Squad. It was an honor and I hope to see you on Squad or the german server of PR in deployment.

Thanks for all.

(Also look for me on Steam!)

(I´m not that good with this stuff so...)

VicAnd

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TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMM!

WHERE.HAVE.YOU.BEEN.

 

Dude you disappeared from PR for so long without warning.

You do this again and we are done.

 

Great to have you back man :). Don't leave so suddenly again! Always a charm to have you as our squad medic. That's an impressive resume, I had no idea. It's awesome to see another serious player who cares for his team and knows the community.

 

See you in-game soon, and take care!

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