sneaK's Servers

sneaK's Servers

Hey everyone, it's been just over a month now that Valve made CS:GO free-to-play, and while this has changed quite a bit behind the scenes, not many of you know exactly how we have adapted to it. Right off the bat, I knew this would be no easy journey, but I also wanted to make sure that we weren't blocking out our new f2p friends, which today appear to be making up almost 25% of the community. Free-to-play brings new or additional challenges - increased numbers of cheaters, ban evaders, you name it. Within the first 48 hours of CS:GO going free to play, our bans increased 110%, ~68% of those bans coming from new free accounts (notably attempted ban evaders & anti-cheat detections). For the interim, we had blocked all F2P accounts from joining our competitive servers to remedy the issue, which apparently many had not even realized, and the placebo of 'oh no f2p cheaters everywhere' actually increased our call admin reports, when in fact the players were not actually cheating a good percentage of the time.

While we should not fight it entirely, we should still have protections in place to ensure a fun, cheat & toxicity free environment for all. That being said, we have just put into place an anti VPN/Proxy plugin, that will disallow free players from connecting to our servers using these methods of obfuscating their actual IP address. While there are legitimate uses for a VPN, the vast majority of the time they are utilized for malicious purposes, as we have been seeing in an increasing frequency. The ease of changing IP, creating a new Steam account, and continuing to cheat/grief was becoming a bit too accessible, so additional measures had to be taken. If you wish to use a VPN for legitimate purposes you are welcome to (however highly discouraged), but you will need to do so with a Prime account.

In light of this added feature, as of today, free-to-play accounts are now again allowed on all of our competitive servers. I have no doubt in my mind that...
  • Added surf_calzone (T1 Staged)
  • Added missing checkpoints to surf_legends_lite
  • Changes to surf_trihard_go:
    • Removed skip caused by a mapping error on stage 3, wiped stage times under 39s
    • Normalized teleport angles
  • Added anti-vpn/proxy plugin on all servers, for F2P accounts. You can read more about it here. Huge thanks to @Sikari for making this a reality!
  • Updated player analytics logging to include Prime/F2P status
  • Improved bhop server anti-cheat logging
  • Updated kz_colorcode with global version
  • RNGFix re-added to all surf servers (most were completed last weekend, Easy Surf saw it re-added today)
Surf:
  • Added surf_ember2 (T4 Staged)
  • Updated cycled chat messages on Beginner & Advanced Surf
  • Removed a few superboosted times
Bhop:
  • Fixed several map tiers
  • Added !flashlight
  • Fixed missing Parkour style identifier from web stats page
  • Tweaked anti-cheat logging
  • Timer update will come at a time of low/zero population, several various small fixes
  • Added new maps:
    • bhop_adderall_1
    • bhop_adderall_2
    • bhop_alba
    • bhop_aloof
    • bhop_amazeing
    • bhop_bananas
    • bhop_bigdink_speedrun
    • bhop_cad_mini
    • bhop_colorez
    • bhop_cyon
    • bhop_distilled
    • bhop_fatol
    • bhop_green_shade
    • bhop_hallius
    • bhop_karmeleanisy
    • bhop_knox
    • bhop_kuusipuu
    • bhop_Licityyoi
    • bhop_nullity_fix
    • bhop_pphanjju_sibalstfu
    • bhop_project6
    • bhop_prometheus
    • bhop_puzazutop
    • bhop_quandrix
    • bhop_ruins
    • bhop_sangria
    • bhop_scriptide_lm
    • bhop_spacefailure
    • bhop_spooktacular
    • bhop_spookyland
    • bhop_stonez
    • bhop_sync_final
    • bhop_temporal
    • bhop_the_distance
    • bhop_topgay
    • bhop_tyle
    • bhop_ultimatum
    • bhop_velstand
    • bhop_veridical_go
    • bhop_woah
  • Added surf_zoomboys_csgo (T3 Linear) :PogChamp:
  • Fixed surf_zen2 missing from Advanced Surf server
  • Fixed missing tiers on surf_hero_fix and surf_odyssey_fixed
  • Fixed surf timer spec list name exploit once and for all
  • Fixed a rare circumstance where decimals would be shown incorrectly on the surf stats page
  • A couple various plugin optimizations (probably little to no visible difference, but every bit counts - get it?)
  • Removed bhop_good
  • Added bhop_avantasia (T4)
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