This kickstarter project is for building a "Defiant Community Game Server" for use by the Defiant Community.
Why should you care? If you're not a member of the Defiant community, you shouldn't care, but there's nothing stopping you from becoming one. Just sign up here and start reaping the benefits of great company and good times: http://thedefiantguild.com/
If you are a Defiant Community member, you will enjoy this box whether you donate or not. Here's what the server will be hosting:
- The website!
- Team Fortress 2
- Anything else you want to host (within reason)
If you have ideas for what you want to host on the server, be sure to voice your opinion on the community website: http://thedefiantguild.com/
The server will be hosted and managed by Eodred of the Defiant Community. He is an outstanding and longstanding community member who happens to be one of the best server admins on this side of the world. Trust that the server will be in good hands.
While we will try to accommodate all hosting requests, we may have to pick and choose which things we host to make sure that it doesn't disrupt other crucial services. This will be left at Eodred's discretion.
This build is a relatively conservative build, yet packs a powerful punch for sustainably hosting various games and services. Depending on the amount donated, we might add to it to be more future-proof. See the build at this link: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/albertbori/saved/rPstt6
Risks and challenges
The potential risks and challenges (with potential solutions) are:
- The server experiences parts failure outside of warranty period.
If this were to happen, we would have to find a donor, or start another kickstarter for server repairs.
- The current hosting location might become unfavorable
This is where Eodred is awesome. He has many options that he can resort to that will provide good network performance and reliability for our server.
- (30 days)