The Rotten Possum Arc
my fucking hands smell like rotten opossum
ive washed them like 4 times
and taken a shower
and i can still smell it
i think ill take the rotten opossum over vinegar
Are you like
100% sure it isn't just playing dead
its a skull
Ah see that's how they get ya
its also been underwater for the past 8 hours
though it hasnt been moving
maybe thats how its conserving oxygen
Opossums can hold their breath for 8 hours and one minute
The Sexu Memorial Tournament 2022 Announcement
Alright bleyers, the Summer Skirmish 2022 (aka The Sexu Memorial Tournament) is officially commenced.
Please complete your matches in a week's time, and make sure to follow up on the ruleset in case you haven't already.
Good luck to all, and may hitreg ever be in your favor.
AHNS chat 07/18/1994
Damn bro no one wants to memorialize sexu
press s to spit
Press s to get yelled at by dommler for adding that
damn right on schefule
Its been a rough year to spin up this jank ass website and this jank ass NT server. Between international conflicts and trying to return to normalcy after a global pandemic, not to mention the panic that set in after the community's main server host stormed out of the community for the foreseeable future, the Neotokyo community was in a state of panic for one reason or another.
BonAHNSa started unceremoniously on the 16th day of February in 2022, not long after Sexu announced his departure and Creamy's impending death. There was an issue that would not let the BonAHNSa server connect to the Valve Master Servers, so for a time the only way anyone could connect was by directly connecting to its IP through the console. Thankfully, BonAHNSa's provider Nuclear Fallout managed to fix an issue which finally allowed BonAHNSa to communicate with the master servers. So, BonAHNSa officially launched on the 17th.
It was met with some fanfare, and some speculation. While I held the office of All Hammer No Sickle's lead propagandist, I was still (rightfully) scrutinized as a server hoster, because I had zero clue about what I was doing. Many would state they would join Renraku the moment Creamy died. Chief among those was Agiel, who to this day still blames me for Sexu's departure as some conspiracy to get people to play on my server. Since then he rolled it back to simply "funding issues".
It took a solid week to figure out which plugins needed to be installed, what configs worked and which ones didn't, and what maplist I wanted to roll with. I had the community's interests in mind, as well as the interests of those who would be on the outside looking in. Hosting in New York City was the best option for nearly everyone involved with the game, save for a few players who unfortunately live in Southeast Asia, Australia and Japan. Many players flocked to BonAHNSa for the first time on the 18th, which was BonAHNSa's first NT Friday. The chief complaint among several players was the ping difference. Where they had 20 on Creamy they would have 90 or 100 on BonAHNSa. So during March and April, there was a contest between Creamy and BonAHNSa, and sometimes Renraku. Surprisingly, many seemed to have chose BonAHNSa over Creamy. After Creamy shut down on the 21st of April, and Renraku shut down on the 1st of June, BonAHNSa was basically cemented as the premier NT server, with a new pug/comp server to boot. Since then its been uphill, both in terms of enjoyment, and the battle to keep it online.
There have been three DDOS attacks on the server, one of which managed to bring the server offline for four hours. There are constant issues with the server plugins, some of which have been liable to break the server. There are constantly new players joining, some of which give up the moment they die, some who join only to want to cause problems for others, and the rest I try to bring into the community at large to no avail. Funding is not a problem for me, but due to recent inflation, recession, tariffs, shortages and other socioeconomic issues plaguing my country, if I were to be faced with paying for the server or paying for my survival, I would have to pay for myself. I've also noticed my temper run thin over the course of its uptime, when things don't work the way they should intend I get angry at everything, and furious at myself for not knowing better, not knowing the answer to a problem I had never faced before, not knowing the steps to troubleshoot, not knowing why it broke in the first place. The first time this had happened was when I tried to have the advertisement plugin broadcast the next map, but I did not know it would crash the server. For three days I went over what the hell was going on. When I finally fixed it, I had a weight lift off my shoulders that I did not know was burdening me. It was a simple fix, and as far as I could tell did not affect the normal playtime, but I felt dirty for having it be broken in the first place. There's been many more issues like this, and each time I get more and more frustrated. The only thing that kept me from pulling the plug entirely was my fear of letting people down.
The thing which looms over both myself and the server is my decision to soon join the Armed Forces. Despite global tensions being sensitive to a single spark to ignite the whole keg, it is one of my few options to make a living wage and pay for college. My rate would potentially be able to pay for a year's worth of upkeep in just under a month. I trust my fellow AHNS members to be able to keep the server alive during my deployment, or death, though I feel as though I fail them in that regard to keep them up to date on how to manage the server, its passwords, its configurations, and its maintenance logs. Still, there's no better group of friends I could trust and rely on to manage the server once I follow through with enlisting.
It is only a few months away before BonAHNSa's first birthday, and for the first year of uptime I couldn't ask for better. The donations basically kept me from paying for my own server for the better part of the year (To the point where it made me look bad and I had to make a donation of my own), many old NT players started to play NT again, and we even get new NT players learning how to bley for the first time. We've been pushing for the playerbase to play newer maps, something which the community absolutely needs and something the community absolutely despises. BonAHNSa, and AHNS as a whole, is something I'm proud to show for the past six years of playing Neotokyo. I may not be an OG old fart from the '09 days, but I'm carrying the torch for everyone, and I'm glad you all stuck around.
Thanks for playing, and see you on Friday.
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L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:37: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:40: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:41: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:46: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:46: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:51: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:57: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:01:58: "hosomi in the combo TUG n PUG<11>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:27: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:32: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:32: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:33: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:36: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:36: "sikuri<15>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:39: "sikuri<15>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:41: "[AWZ] Noct<17>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:42: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:47: "sikuri<15>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:47: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:48: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:50: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:53: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:55: "hosomi in the combo TUG n PUG<11>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:55: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:56: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:02:57: "sikuri<15>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:38: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:40: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:51: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:55: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:55: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:56: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:03:58: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:02: "TorMechia<6>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:04: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:04: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:12: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:13: "SouperAaron<12>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:14: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:22: "TorMechia<6>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:25: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:26: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:29: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:30: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:31: "hosomi in the combo ACE NO<11>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:32: "Momosu<3>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:33: "sikuri<15>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:33: "[RU1N] hy4cin7h<2>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:34: "Ace of Hearts<5>
L 03/04/2023 - 22:04:41: "bauxite<18>