I’ve been playing Garry’s Mod on & off for a number of years now and during that time I’ve been part of many gaming communities I have amassed 3485 hours (although some of those may have been alt+tabbed out, or left on over night) and nearly all the achievements.
The worst communities I’ve ever joined are as follows
Dev3ne - Sandbox (Flatgrass)
I joined a server for the first time back in 2010, this has to be, by far the absolute worst of the worst. It was a sandbox community and it was recommended to me by an acquaintance on another gaming forum. They had (at the time) the new PhyX props and loads of cool features. They also allowed mild deathmatching and pvp which was great for building my killing machines and traps and then testing them. At the time it was the only server that (aparently) had both a build and a kill mode which you could change at will.
So I joined and as soon as I spawned I was killed, killed and killed again. I then spawned in some kind of jail with most of the server killing me with various guns and taunting me. I was put into a “mingebag” rank and had no guns, couldn’t spawn anything and got kicked automatically after 30 seconds. I went onto their forum to inform them that their server appeared to have been hacked (that’s what it looked like from my perspective, as I’d seen their servers in the server list always full or busy) and subsequently got permabanned without warning and for the reason “minge”. A few days later my VPN informed me that they were getting lots of incoming traffic and appeared to be a ddos attack, simply changed the IP/server and the problem was solved. I’ve not seen them in the server lists in quite a number of years now and I heard on the grapevine that they’d gotten into legal hot water.
**NewbieNation **- Basewars (Downtown v2)
Joined this server for the first time earlier today and was the inspiration for making this thread infact. It had nothing special except that both of their Basewars servers were moderately busy.
Worst, Admins, Ever. I joined and their !motd window was just a blank white page with a close button on it. F1 bought up the same window and when I asked if there were any special rules I was informed “Yes, Raid timer” and when I asked what one of those was the admin said “I’m not gonna tell you”. So I made up a base that had a single fading door, a basic generator, a level 2 scanner, 2 silver printers (both level 0) and 4 bronzes (all level 2) and proceeded to scan this dude with a HUGE base with a nuclear money printer in it, he seemed to be afk so I kitted myself out and started to weld one of his props. about 10 seconds in I’m kicked with the reason “.”, I rejoin and am immediately kicked with the reason “He is my fiend don’t raid him”. I rejoined again and was then banned straight away with the reason “doesn’t listen”. I was like wtf! lol
A random french Build&Kill server - “The old version of Fight to Survive” (Freespace)
Immediately got permabanned with “not french”
I;m guessing some of you here have your own stories to tell & I wanna hear 'em.