As it turns out, we have a huge proportion of gamers who desire a North American location! Because of this, we have a newly acquired high performance game server, currently in the building stage, with the following specifications:
- CPU: Intel i7 [ 7700K ] (overclocked)
- 4-cores / 8-threads – 4.7 GHz / 5 GHz (turbo)
- Memory: 64 GB DDR4 2400 MHz ECC RAM
- Disk: SoftRAID 2 x 450 GB NVMe + SoftRAID 1 x 4 TB SATA
- Network: 500 Mbps bandwidth
Although we do have to offer our sincerest apologies regarding the location of this server. We tried our hardest to obtain one within Kansas, United States, as originally promised but by the time we went to make the purchase, all the servers with our planned, original requirements at said host were no longer available. So instead, we obtained one within Canada approximately 1,600 km away (1000 miles) in the city of Beauharnois. For those knowledgeable in the web-hosting business, you can probably work out which wholesale provider we’ve gone with simply from the information we’ve given in this update ;)
GekkoFyre Networks offers managed hosting though and that’s what sets us apart from many of our contemporary competitors. Plus we almost exclusively cater to the needs and whims of the anthropomorphic community as well as that of individuals who identify as otherkin or therian.
With the server being only 1,600 km away from the originally planned destination, there should be a negligible effect on latency at the most, if any. We are speaking from both experience and as professionals on this.
The release of our gaming services shouldn’t be far off any longer with this server in the building stage! Our wholesaler has told us that it will take up to the middle of next week to configure and get working before finally being provisioned off to our business account, after which we can start doing our own preparations. If you have any ideas, suggestions, critique, or anything else, then we highly recommend that you join our little Discord server and have a fireside chat with our administrator, volunteer staff, and community members!
Lastly, thank you to everyone who voted in the gaming server location poll. Not only was your contribution sincerely appreciated, but it actually had a deciding factor on the direction we would take next at GekkoFyre Networks. We honestly had no idea that there was such a large proportion of gamers who preferred that a server be located in North America over West Europe.