I've been a part of a lot of different communities over many years (CS gamer since 1999). Most communities slowly empty or die. When they do, I look for a new home.
The new home has to provide several incredibly important things for me:
1. admins that don't jump the gun and ban great players.
--- We should all learn a lot from the skilled gamers and these people are valuable and should be appreciated for the skills they have developed, usually over many years, and hundreds, if not, thousands of hours of gaming.
2. admins that do ban genuine cheaters asap.
--- The UKCS admins, like a lot of the great communities, seem to be in plentiful supply and ban at all the right times. Cheaters are the bane of CS, always have been, always will be. It's great to see skilled admins doing the right thing at the right time. Thank you admins!
3. a community that is friendly.
--- The admins take care of the guys out to cause trouble, and that leaves us with a gamer community up for a great night of gaming. That means it is time to forget about the plentiful amount of shit that life throws at us, and enjoy shooting cool people.
4. a community that is free of sexism, racism and general prejudice's.
--- No one cares. We are all gamers, who want to have a good night of 'twitch' shooting gaming in a server full of 'gamers'. One love. Peace. ETC.
5. a community that will endeavor to help new players or less skilled.
--- The UKCS servers seem to appreciate less skilled gamers and newbies. Yeah the poor sap gets a few digs and jokes, but ultimately I've seen loads of guys getting great advice from the helpful guys in the servers.
6. a community that appreciates teamwork and completing objectives.
--- When I first encountered the UKCS servers a long time ago I didn't enjoy the lack of teamwork or the lack of gamers dedicating themselves to completing the objectives. However, I am now a regular because I don't think the UKCS CSS servers are the same as they were. A lot seems to have changed. The majority of gamers DO play as a team now, and the minority of rank whores are easy to ignore. The CSS servers feel more teamwork orientated, maybe due to the quality of the community gamers that are regulars now. Rank is great, but dying for your team AND having a great score is admirable!
Over the past months the UKCS servers have become my new regular home. The community is very friendly. The cheaters get banned nice and quick. UKCS is a great place to relax and enjoy a good game with great gamers. I hope my donation will help to increase the enjoyment in some small way and hopefully I will become a regular contributor, and a more regular member of the community.
Great work TC and UKCS guys. Thank you.