Learn about how YOU could be put in charge of one of our game servers.
By Tim Colwill on April 18, 2013 at 3:48 pm
In 2010, we kicked off the original Adopt-a-Server Program and gave our admins a server of their own to customise and kit out in any way they saw fit — and a huge number of new servers opened up, boasting all sorts of game modes and configs we just weren’t expecting.
Now, in 2013, we’re taking this a step further. The new Adopt-a-Server Program isn’t just for admins — it’s for you. That’s right, you, reading this, right now. We want to give you the chance to take one of our servers and make it your own.
Woah! How does this work?
First of all, this offer is only open to iiNet group customers — in other words, the fine people who pay for games.on.net to exist in the first place.
Assuming you’re one of those people, all you need to do to apply is head over to our Contact Page and select ‘Adopt-a-Server’ from the drop-down menu. Tell us which of the below games you’d like to adopt a server for, and make sure you supply your ISP email address and your games.on.net username when completing the form so we can verify you are an iiNet group customer.
The following games are available for adoption:
- Battlefield 1942
- Battlefield 2
- Battlefield Bad Company 2
- Call of Duty 4
- Chivalry Medieval Warfare
- Counter-Strike Global Offensive
- Counterstrike Source
- Counterstrike 1.6
- Counterstrike CZ
- Day of Defeat Source
- Killing Floor
- Live For Speed
- Red Orchestra 2
- Team Fortress 2
- The Ship
Some things you need to know
There are a limited amount of servers available for each title, so we can’t accomodate every request. Also, we can’t devote hardware to something that’s not being used — so please be aware that we will be reviewing adopted servers every two months and making sure that they’re being used. If an adopted server is empty, we will take it away and re-allocate it to somebody else.
These servers can be left public or made private. You can brand or label them any way you wish. Please keep in mind that if you make your server private for just you and your mates however, and we come by in two months and see that nobody is using it, we’ll steal it back from you and give it to somebody else. If our hardware isn’t being used, your money isn’t doing its job.
Sometimes the servers will go down! There is no guarantee of uptime, though obviously we try our hardest to keep them operational. To report a problem with your server, visit the Contact Page and choose ‘Report a problem with a game server’ from the drop-down menu.
And another, final reminder that this offer is only available to iiNet group customers.
What are you waiting for?
Get cracking! Let us know what you think in the comments below.