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Yarr! goosmurf Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:21pm
Smurfy Fortress is changing hands after 20 December 2015
UPDATE: Joker and friends are continuing Smurfy Fortress! Original announcement remains below.

Original thread title was "Smurfy Fortress is shutting down 20 December 2015".

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Smurfy Fortress will be shutting down on Sunday 20 December 2015.

Running Smurfy was really, really fun in the first 18 months. But ever since the Quickplay change of January 2014 it's been a continual battle to keep Smurfy alive. I think it's frankly ridiculous that anyone should have to fight with Valve to keep a community alive, spending their own money and time to do so.

I'd like to thank everyone who has played on Smurfy, in particular the Elders and the many regulars that we never got around to making Elders. The community has always been what made Smurfy great and that is the part that I'm sad about in shutting down Smurfy.

I will do a more complete goodbye later on, right now I just want to let everyone know what's happening.

The plan is to turn everything off at 23:59:59 on 20 December.

If anyone would like to start their own replacement servers that is something that I would support.

We can give you all of the Smurfy Fortress code, configs, bans and so on, everything to re-create Smurfy if you wish to but you'll need to do it on your own servers.

You don't have to take everything. If you're just interested in MvM, PropHunt, or Stop That Tank! feel free to setup one server and I'll happily pass you the bits you need.

Finally, if someone would like to takeover everything but needs more time to organise, feel free to suggest an alternate closure date.

Yarr! goosmurf
Last edited by Yarr! goosmurf; Dec 10, 2015 @ 7:01pm
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mitsy Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:24pm 
:C
Quilton Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:25pm 
WHY
contronym Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:25pm 
R.I.P Smurfy
Unholy Days Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:27pm 
Damn. It's hard to imagine TF2 without smurfy. I'm going to miss prophunt
Yarr! goosmurf Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:34pm 
I'd strongly encourage someone to setup a PropHunt server.

PropHunt has a strong community following and since Valve will never run PropHunt servers I think it's feasible to keep a PropHunt community going long term.

Edit: same goes for Stop That Tank! - great game mode. Unfortunate that we never had the player base to keep it active on a daily basis but long term I think it is sustainable for the same reasons as PropHunt.
Last edited by Yarr! goosmurf; Nov 19, 2015 @ 5:24pm
linux_lover Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:38pm 
Sorry to hear the news. Valve has turned its back on the communities that built up their games. I wish you guys the best in the future.
Last edited by linux_lover; Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:38pm
Rawrster Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:43pm 
:(
Where will I kill you now, goo goo ?
zornor Nov 19, 2015 @ 2:52pm 
:gravestone:

THANKS VALVE
El Minotoro Nov 19, 2015 @ 3:29pm 
Well that's a bit crap, not that I'm about much these days, what with all the new games I've been playing. Honestly, I'd thought the player downturn for this time of year was seasonal but obviously you gotta go what's right for you Goo.

Everyone, it's been great playing/talking/singing with you. Maybe we can all play overwatch when it comes out?
El Minotoro Nov 19, 2015 @ 3:31pm 
Actually if anyone is interested in rehosting as a co-operative rather than a single entity, that's something I would fully support and be able to help organise.

*Communism*
Dread Nov 19, 2015 @ 4:02pm 
It's a great shame and thank you Goo for running the servers. I also thank all the players greatly for the years of fun and frivolity... So long and thanks for all the fish.
Last edited by Dread; Nov 19, 2015 @ 4:03pm
RoyalFreshness44 Nov 19, 2015 @ 4:51pm 
It's sad that something like this had to happen. You'll be missed smurfy servers.
TheDingöGuy Nov 19, 2015 @ 5:55pm 
Your MvM servers were the greatest! Best of luck in your future endeavours.
Cold_Ankles Nov 19, 2015 @ 6:00pm 
This is the second time I've found and joined an exceptional TF2 community and had it die....

:steamsad:
NanoArrow_ Nov 19, 2015 @ 6:22pm 
I've been with this community for almost 2 years now, and I can say it is the first and only TF2 community that I have called 'home.' It has been an absolute pleasure assisting the community as a PropHunt Admin, and then also on the PvP. Many great memories have been made, and some very good friends found.

Farewell Smurfy. You will be missed.
And good luck Goo. You've done a great job these last few years. :thumbsup:


I'd also like to add that if I had the time, and technical knowledge to run a Prophunt server, I can say for sure I would. With that said, if anybody else gets one running, I would be more than happy to help in any way I can.
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