Hey guys. Title pretty much says it all.
I’ve hosted before and have played gmod a lot in the past but I feel like getting back into it. Looking to host my own server thst attracts players, which is probably my key issue. I’ve got a 100mbps upload pipe and a new ish quad core xeon to run it on so no issues there (also located in aus). If paying for a gamemode is required my budget would be $200 aud. I also have experience coding Lua years ago in gmod12 so setting things up won’t be an issue either, and i have an hour or two a day to work on it, but more on the weekend since i work full time.
Im pretty much just looking for the best gamemode to have some fun and have replayability without attracting all the wankers and kids from RP (COOL DUDES only). Also, what features i should add to enhance people’s connection to the server so i get regulars etc? (I won’t be taking donations or doing paid promotions and that sort of bullshit)
All in all, Just looking for some tips that could help me build a healthy community that isn’t just based around donations and hats, but has enough community building features and will retain population.