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Welcome to Sneak's Community, an open and fun gaming community for all!
Here at Sneak's, we aren't like other communities... there is no application, no membership - just fun and friends. For over half a decade, we have been providing a fun, safe, and quality experience to all who join our game servers and community.
Another year, another heavily delayed annual recap!
This year was a real special one - we celebrated our half decade anniversary. Never in my wildest imagination did I ever think we would get to this size, for this long, and I continue to be humbled on a daily basis by the kindness and generosity our amazing members have to offer each other.
As always, here are some fun statistics from the year of 2020:
In 2020, we had 157,079 unique players from 148 different countries.
We had 46.58 years of play time on surf this year, that's a lot of dedication!
The player with the most time in 2020 had a whopping 1,369 hours!
We currently have 836 maps in rotation throughout all of our servers, this is up 94 since last year when I made the year in review post.
In 2020, we had a ton of new personal bests! This includes 88,246 bonus completions, 302,242 map completions, and 2,405,797 stage...
Ending off Anniversary Week, I wanted to let everyone know what I have been considering/working on for some time. With the entirety of our servers being based out of Chicago, we don't quite fully cover the US with ideal pings for everyone, and this has been a consistent, but growing point of feedback from players. Chicago is "central", but our west coast players can see some high pings, depending on location, while east coast generally sees good/acceptable pings. We get quite a few west coast players and have had quite the consistent uptick in players (reaching capacity every night), so I am happy to announce that we will be expanding to the West Coast within the next 3 months!
What does this mean?
Much of this announcement has been in the works for quite some time, mostly in terms of infrastructure/database changes to ensure we have proper capacity for considerably more data and players. Once the west coast servers are in and...
Here we are, at a major milestone in our community - We have turned 5 today! We have graduated from a small, few dozen players a day to a community of tens of thousands of players per day. Whenever someone asks me about the community, I always like to tell the story. This all started out as a small interest geared towards a group of friends and a few others. Within no time at all, popularity took off - and so did demand. Demand for new content, demand for more servers, demand for more services. While we have grown in size, I am so happy to see how tight-knit we all still are, just as if it was 5 years ago.
This all could not be possible without YOU. Yes, you reading this. Without your participation, without your support, we would not still be here today. We have overcome so many hurdles and obstacles and are still standing strong, and getting stronger by the day.
Happy Monday, and happy Day 1 of Anniversary Week!
For some time there has been discussion about how we can further reward our members for community participation, and just being here - it's so important. After some deliberation (and a wonderful idea from Kuiq) we are happy to announce Monthly VIP Giveaways! Let's go ahead and explain:
How does this work?
Each month we will be awarding one lucky community participant 1 month of VIP from each active game mode we host. Game modes are currently:
Competitive (Arenas & Retakes)
What are the requirements?
Well - this is where it gets interesting. There is not a hard-set requirement of each month, or how you can win. One month could be most time played, next could be most forum participation, the next could be something extraordinary you did for the community. Each...
Due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic that's going around, we have been seeing player numbers higher than even the holidays! There has been increased demand all around, and to help encourage people to stay home and to wash your hands frequently we're offering a 10% off sale on all 1 month - 12 month VIP packages and ALL store credits packages for the next 2 weeks! The discount is automatically applied at checkout.
The time is here, we are now on the latest and greatest version of the forum software we have been running for the last 5 years. There was a plethora of reasons to upgrade, a couple being: The version we were running on became unsupported in January, and the huge amount of features the latest version brings to the table was just too much to say "no" to!
What's new you ask? Let's get right to it!
Greatly enhanced mobile support
Native Emoji Support
A much speedier and efficient codebase
Extended API's for us to use
Native navigation & widget support
Embeds - from just about any site you can think of!
"What's New" section
3rd Party Logins - Login with Steam, Twitch, Reddit, Twitter, GitHub, or Discord!
Dark & Light Themes
And much more!
This upgrade required almost an entire restyle, and revamp of everything except the content that...
I love doing this every year to show how much we've grown as a community, but also as a report card to ensure that we are doing things right! 2019 was undoubtedly our best year on record, and I would like to share the statistics of this year with you!
In 2019, we had 182,721 unique players from 155 different countries. This is a growth increase of 22% since the previous year!
We had 45.5 years of play time on surf this year. Absolutely unprecedented number.
The player with the most time in 2019 had a whopping 1,471 hours!
We currently have 742 maps in rotation throughout all of our servers, this is up 70 since last year when I made the year in review post.
In 2019, we had a ton of new personal bests! This includes 91,925 bonus completions, 303,426 map completions, and 2,612,395 stage completions.
The quickest map time in 2019 was completed by a-ha!, on his own...
Hey guys, as many of you already know on November 2nd I am hosting a 24hr live charity stream, over on my Twitch channel to raise money for children's hospitals around the continent. Our goal is to raise $1500 this year, and there are several donation prizes & incentives, including an early bird $10 goal that will put you in the running for a $25 Amazon gift card, if you donate before stream day!
Help us raise money for sick kids, enjoy some quality content & win some cool stuff!