Hello there, I'm Melody, the main hoster of Serious Sam HD TSE competitive servers, some people might already know me but I'm new to gamezone24 and I have never posted here.
I'm recently hosting a Classic TSE server (not always open, I open it when we need it) with Multi MS by Alex and Rockets Forever by Scratch with the following master servers:
Might not be exactly the right place to discuss this, but I think Ostap might be banning innocent servers off his master server. I'll explain what exactly happened.
I had my server running for a while today, then it just suddenly disappeared off the list for many people, they were saying they couldn't find it in serverlist. I went to the game myself and of course it was showing, just because net_strMasterServerOverride was set to master.333networks.com. The moment I've set it to gs.ostap.eu my server wasn't showing among the others. The server was still showing up with both master333.networks.com and master.errorist.eu. The server always showed up on gs.ostap.eu because some of my friends always joined through Classic TSE that's not Steam version.
I have restarted the server plenty of times, waited, without any luck.
The moment I changed IP and server's name, guess what happened, it appeared again, even when setting net_strMasterServerOverride to "gs.ostap.eu". This was clearly some silent ban.
I have discussed this already with Karel, Padrino and some other people. I have got to know that this is not new at all for them. I just don't know what to think about it.