I should begin this thread with a simple statement.
Right now Half Life 2 is pretty dead, but my ambition remains very much well alive thanks to the results of the previous iterations of my servers! Hopefully this one won't disappoint you or me as I continue these kinds of things.
With that out of the way, hello! I'm Kalix Dragon. I've been owning Clockwork servers since 2014 and been around since OpenAura.
You may or may not remember me from such servers like "Our Damnation", "Valiance Community," and my oldest and arguably strangest server "Revelation Sixty Three".
I also Administrated a fair amount of servers that were pretty good, like Ted's House and Hell's Nation.
Once again, I'm starting something new!
I do my absolute best to stray from the typical server you will usually find, or found, in the server list. I try to be original and unique with my ideas and my servers.
After a couple of months since my last one took off (I'm pretty happy with how that turned out, too!) I have come up with a different idea set three years ahead of the previous iteration.
I have done my absolute best to create something I think the community will enjoy, provided that this kicks off anyway.
I've made most of my plugins and the ones that I didn't make, or that I edited, are checked for backdoors so nothing could go wrong.
The Vortigaunt Faction requires no application here - but you will have to understand how to role-play as one first. This has always been a thing for my servers and has worked thus far.
We have some pretty solid Administration and Quality Control personnel in this server to ensure that the story is driven the way it should be; by you, the player!
It would be fair to say there is a lot of variety when it comes to scripts and items, and our version of the "Needs" plugin works very well. Food and Water is distributed rarely but there should always be enough opportunity for you to forage and gather your own food. I'm working on a way you can eat Antlion meat and Headcrab meat; even cook it too. I cannot promise that'll be finished, but it's in the works.
Last but not least, we give full creative freedom to our players and attempt to spice things up with unique events that happen periodically on the server; we aim for a balance between keeping a dangerous atmosphere but at the same time relatively easy to get your dialogue-based character development going.
We also know how tiresome it is to sometimes wait hours or days for your application to get accepted, because you just want to roleplay. With our fast-system, you can directly mention members of our Quality Control Staff team when posting your application so they review it as soon as they are on. Even mention myself in the Discord if they are too busy.
The server lore is posted just below this. It's quite a long read, but it provides some explanation to the universe. Just below that will be the server's information.
Lore is posted below. This is also readable in the Server Discord!
> In this server, the Black Mesa Incident took place in 2001.
However, the infamous Seven Hour War began in 2006, and sixteen years later after many attempts to break the global order and free humanity from oppression, there was the famous 'Union Zero Hour', performed by an unnamed Resistance Group with a last ditch effort to rid the Universal Union from Earth. They somewhat succeeded. With careful planning and unforeseen consequences, they sacrificed their own lives for everyone else.
Abandoned on Earth, the Overwatch Forces performed autonomously with the lead of their Squad Command but no new orders were ever given.
Most of them scattered, but for those who grouped up, they established highly defended outposts in numerous locations. Cities were immediately war-torn with global skirmish occurring between the Metropolice, Overwatch and Resistance Members.
It has been two years since the Citadel had fallen, marking the Universal Union defeat.
Most Cities were abandoned and Outlands bases flourish, but resources gradually grow scarce and not everyone is friendly out there. Metropolice have fully distanced themselves from Overwatch and became totally independent. Not many people focus on how many days it has been since the Zero Hour. Some wish it never happened, some are glad that it did. That's up to you to decide.
Some Civilians found themselves trapped within the City walls as they had not yet been breached, abandoned there with what resources they have to get by. This is where you begin.
City Eight, the former futuristic metroplex set in Tokyo, Japan, has both seen the worst and best scenarios so far. The City has been mostly reduced to a skirmish-warzone. Looters, Overwatch and Xenian-infestation is common in that zone.
For people outside, however, confined within the slum-area, have it much when compared to the City limits.
The year is 2022. There is barely any hope left.
How you survive is up to you, but it will not be easy. Not everybody is friendly, especially in this day and age. Maybe you'll even escape the remnants of City 8, after so long.
If you are interested in joining the Community, see the information below.
And as always, thank you for your time.
If you're confused about anything here or have other questions, feel free to ask them in our Discord server!
Note: More information has been provided in the relevant channels within the Discord server.
Discord Invite: discord.gg/96nnuCU
Server Content Pack: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=491257522
My Steam Profile: https://steamcommunity.com/id/astralixdragon/
We greatly appreciate any feedback and suggestions that you can provide to us in our Discord Server.
Credits for the images go to their respective creators.