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[ABSP] Accelerated Baremetal Server Platform



Well hey there, it's so nice of you to stop by, thank you for being here.
We've been working pretty hard these past few weeks so let's get you up to speed.


Background

Founded as [ABSP] Active Blade Symphony Players, we started as a high-performance network of 12 game servers in 3 regions (USA, EU, AUS) helping to support the Blade Symphony community.

Three months later, we're now hosting over 40 game servers in several different games for a dozen communities, groups, clans, and teams. We host more than 20 websites and web applications, around 30 databases, and another dozen or so research and development servers for both our group and for others who just wanted a place to test their builds.

At some point during this time Raffle got a social life or something, decided to step back from Blade Symphony and [ABSP] a bit, and now you're stuck with me, Sgt. Pepper.



Server Platform

Given how we've expanded into much more than just Blade Symphony, I decided adjusting the [ABSP] name would be a good idea. Our organizational model has become an unusual one, in that the owners of the services we provided are typically not the ones paying for the services they manage. Instead, we're patronized and given donations by the users of those services.

Sometimes we get requests to host a server (web, database, game, etc) from a specific person, whether or not we do is evaluated on a case by case basis. What their motives are, how many members they have, their activity level, their concept, whether they have a plan, and other factors. Right now it's just me doing that but hopefully if we continue to help more groups we will eventually have a group of people doing these types of audits.

Anyways, we had to keep the [ABSP] initials because of how it's registered for so many things already, the name isn't finalized but so far I've been working with:
[ABSP] Accelerated Baremetal Server Platform

I'm not sold on it yet but it's the best I could come up with so far.
Please if you have any suggestions on names that use the initials ABSP share them with us in the Discord group.


[ABSP] Discord Group

Next thing I did was start a small Discord group and have so far only invited a few people. The idea was to bring in all the people running servers on our network, doing development on our network, and patronizing our network, into the same group for discussions, updates, and announcements.

If you've made it all the way down here you've patronized us with your time, if nothing else, so you might as well join, too:

https://discord.gg/sSm9sqe


Hardware Goals

Despite expanding our network by a factor of 4, our costs only rose by 5$. We accomplished this by shifting anything not related to game servers over to its own unit and then optimizing the now 4 servers down to the thread.

However with 2 more groups joining our network and hosting their services with us just this week, our hardware is completely tapped out, specifically the RAM but...

Blade Symphony's Free to Play Update is just around the corner, and so with that, most likely, comes a flash of traffic, and we are simply not equipped to handle the amount of processing power that many players online at the same time will take.



Patreon Updates

Please take a look at the goals we've put on the Patreon, there's 3 tiers to them:
Current Operating Costs (40$), Hardware for Free to Play (60$), and then Expansion of Infrastructure to Tokyo, Brazil, and Russia (80$).

Current Patrons: For those of you who have been Pledging 5$ or more, you'll want to go in and select the appropriate amount so that you get the new rewards.

We now have 5 tiers of rewards for making pledges:
Subscriber (1$), Donor (5$), Sponsor (10$), Benefactor (25$), and "The Big Cheese" (50$).

And there's now a massive stash of rewards available that weren't there before.
Since these rewards weren't available until now, I think the right thing to do is make them retroactive, meaning if you want to claim rewards for the pledges you've previously sent and been billed for we'll honor all of them.

The best way to make that request is by joining the Discord above, and mentioning @Director with the details of the pledges so we can look you up on Patreon.


Do Patronize Me

Finally I'll just emphasize that we really need to meet our first goal (40$), at least before Free to Play which is in just a few weeks. Our budget is in bad shape, and about to get worse. Basically we have not once hit our goal to cover monthly operating costs and whatever gaps there are in our budget I've been personally covering for the past few months, which hasn't really been any trouble for me at this scale, but if we're going to keep advancing with [ABSP], and particularly if we want to have stable servers on Blade Symphony's F2P Launch Day, I think priority #1 for the time being is finding a few more people who have good jobs or good cash flow, and would be interested in helping to support the [ABSP] concept.

All we need is a handful of people who pledge 5$ or 10$ and we'll be fully prepared for however traffic fluctuates with the launch update, and then ready to take the next step forward in what to do with our platform afterwards.

So, if you're reading this and are that person who's way in the green with their budget, and you like our platform's concept or play some of the games we support, please consider pledging; we always appreciate it and now you get some rewards too, and we encourage anyone involved in our platform at any level to collaborate with us on Discord, that'd be great.

And if you don't have even a cent to spare, that's totally cool, if you have interest in any of the games or groups we support or in our concept, join us and contribute with your ideas on Discord, and if you know anybody who you think is in good shape and would be willing to chip in, you shouldn't have to sell them on it, just point them to this page and they can decide if it's the type of thing they'd want to support.


Once again thank you for stopping by, 

Thank you to anyone who made it to the bottom, but above all:

Thank you for being our Patron!

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 1$ a month you will have:


1. The Supporter role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.

Includes Discord rewards
Donor
$5 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 5$ a month you will have:


1. The Donor role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user or Supporter.

5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).

Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$10 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 10$ a month you will have:


1. The Donor role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user, Supporter, or Donor.

5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)

6. [1, 3] Upon request: 50,000 Fluxbux for the ABSP Store system used across our Blade Symphony servers. If you're not a Blade Symphony player and have an alternative reward you'd like to request send us a message and we'll see what we can do.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).


[3] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month), and you may continue to claim it whenever you are billed again.

Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor
$15 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 15$ a month you will have:


1. The Benefactor role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user, Supporter, Donor, or Sponsor.

5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)

6. [1, 3] Upon request: 100,000 Fluxbux for the ABSP Store system used across our Blade Symphony servers. If you're not a Blade Symphony player and have an alternative reward you'd like to request send us a message and we'll see what we can do.

7. [1, 2, 4] Upon request: We will automatically approve at least one request for our platform to provide you with an applications service or to setup infrastructure in a new region. We could expand the ABSP Blade Symphony network into another region like Russia, Japan, Brazil, or US West. We could setup and give you ownership of a web, voice, or game server for a wide variety of titles. You can choose whether you'd like your service to be an official division of ABSP or if you'd prefer a standalone without an affiliation to us.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).


[3] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month), and you may continue to claim it whenever you are billed again.


[4] We will try to be as accommodating as possible, however some requests may not be possible if the capital or labor required makes it uneconomical.

Includes Discord rewards
Executive
$20 or more per month only 3 left
By continuing to pledge 20$ a month you will have:


1. "Executive" role on the ABSP Discord group. Executives are included in all development groups and their input is considered invaluable. [4] We try our best to implement any new ideas they put forward, to develop expansions for the areas they think are lacking, and to seriously consider making alterations to core infrastructure or management systems they suggest.


2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats.


3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.


4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user, Supporter, Donor, Sponsor, or Benefactor.


5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)


6. [1, 3] Upon request: 200,000 Fluxbux for the ABSP Store system used across our Blade Symphony servers. If you're not a Blade Symphony player and have an alternative reward you'd like to request send us a message and we'll see what we can do.


7. [1, 2, 4] Upon request: We will automatically approve at least one request for our platform to provide you with an applications service or to setup infrastructure in a new region. We could expand the ABSP Blade Symphony network into another region like Russia, Japan, Brazil, or US West. We could setup and give you ownership of a web, voice, or game server for a wide variety of titles. You can choose whether you'd like your service to be an official division of ABSP or if you'd prefer a standalone without an affiliation to us.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).


[3] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month), and you may continue to claim it whenever you are billed again.


[4] We will try to be as accommodating as possible, however some requests may not be possible if the capital or labor required makes it uneconomical.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$10 of $40 per month
Total of all current ABSP operating costs:
- Chicago, Germany, and Australia dedicated servers that run over 40 game servers total.
- New York dedicated server that runs the ABSP, Azuma Zaibatsu, and almost a dozen other websites, databases, web applications, and e-mail servers.
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[ABSP] Accelerated Baremetal Server Platform



Well hey there, it's so nice of you to stop by, thank you for being here.
We've been working pretty hard these past few weeks so let's get you up to speed.


Background

Founded as [ABSP] Active Blade Symphony Players, we started as a high-performance network of 12 game servers in 3 regions (USA, EU, AUS) helping to support the Blade Symphony community.

Three months later, we're now hosting over 40 game servers in several different games for a dozen communities, groups, clans, and teams. We host more than 20 websites and web applications, around 30 databases, and another dozen or so research and development servers for both our group and for others who just wanted a place to test their builds.

At some point during this time Raffle got a social life or something, decided to step back from Blade Symphony and [ABSP] a bit, and now you're stuck with me, Sgt. Pepper.



Server Platform

Given how we've expanded into much more than just Blade Symphony, I decided adjusting the [ABSP] name would be a good idea. Our organizational model has become an unusual one, in that the owners of the services we provided are typically not the ones paying for the services they manage. Instead, we're patronized and given donations by the users of those services.

Sometimes we get requests to host a server (web, database, game, etc) from a specific person, whether or not we do is evaluated on a case by case basis. What their motives are, how many members they have, their activity level, their concept, whether they have a plan, and other factors. Right now it's just me doing that but hopefully if we continue to help more groups we will eventually have a group of people doing these types of audits.

Anyways, we had to keep the [ABSP] initials because of how it's registered for so many things already, the name isn't finalized but so far I've been working with:
[ABSP] Accelerated Baremetal Server Platform

I'm not sold on it yet but it's the best I could come up with so far.
Please if you have any suggestions on names that use the initials ABSP share them with us in the Discord group.


[ABSP] Discord Group

Next thing I did was start a small Discord group and have so far only invited a few people. The idea was to bring in all the people running servers on our network, doing development on our network, and patronizing our network, into the same group for discussions, updates, and announcements.

If you've made it all the way down here you've patronized us with your time, if nothing else, so you might as well join, too:

https://discord.gg/sSm9sqe


Hardware Goals

Despite expanding our network by a factor of 4, our costs only rose by 5$. We accomplished this by shifting anything not related to game servers over to its own unit and then optimizing the now 4 servers down to the thread.

However with 2 more groups joining our network and hosting their services with us just this week, our hardware is completely tapped out, specifically the RAM but...

Blade Symphony's Free to Play Update is just around the corner, and so with that, most likely, comes a flash of traffic, and we are simply not equipped to handle the amount of processing power that many players online at the same time will take.



Patreon Updates

Please take a look at the goals we've put on the Patreon, there's 3 tiers to them:
Current Operating Costs (40$), Hardware for Free to Play (60$), and then Expansion of Infrastructure to Tokyo, Brazil, and Russia (80$).

Current Patrons: For those of you who have been Pledging 5$ or more, you'll want to go in and select the appropriate amount so that you get the new rewards.

We now have 5 tiers of rewards for making pledges:
Subscriber (1$), Donor (5$), Sponsor (10$), Benefactor (25$), and "The Big Cheese" (50$).

And there's now a massive stash of rewards available that weren't there before.
Since these rewards weren't available until now, I think the right thing to do is make them retroactive, meaning if you want to claim rewards for the pledges you've previously sent and been billed for we'll honor all of them.

The best way to make that request is by joining the Discord above, and mentioning @Director with the details of the pledges so we can look you up on Patreon.


Do Patronize Me

Finally I'll just emphasize that we really need to meet our first goal (40$), at least before Free to Play which is in just a few weeks. Our budget is in bad shape, and about to get worse. Basically we have not once hit our goal to cover monthly operating costs and whatever gaps there are in our budget I've been personally covering for the past few months, which hasn't really been any trouble for me at this scale, but if we're going to keep advancing with [ABSP], and particularly if we want to have stable servers on Blade Symphony's F2P Launch Day, I think priority #1 for the time being is finding a few more people who have good jobs or good cash flow, and would be interested in helping to support the [ABSP] concept.

All we need is a handful of people who pledge 5$ or 10$ and we'll be fully prepared for however traffic fluctuates with the launch update, and then ready to take the next step forward in what to do with our platform afterwards.

So, if you're reading this and are that person who's way in the green with their budget, and you like our platform's concept or play some of the games we support, please consider pledging; we always appreciate it and now you get some rewards too, and we encourage anyone involved in our platform at any level to collaborate with us on Discord, that'd be great.

And if you don't have even a cent to spare, that's totally cool, if you have interest in any of the games or groups we support or in our concept, join us and contribute with your ideas on Discord, and if you know anybody who you think is in good shape and would be willing to chip in, you shouldn't have to sell them on it, just point them to this page and they can decide if it's the type of thing they'd want to support.


Once again thank you for stopping by, 

Thank you to anyone who made it to the bottom, but above all:

Thank you for being our Patron!

Recent posts by [ABSP] Accelerated Baremetal Server Platform

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 1$ a month you will have:


1. The Supporter role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.

Includes Discord rewards
Donor
$5 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 5$ a month you will have:


1. The Donor role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user or Supporter.

5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).

Includes Discord rewards
Sponsor
$10 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 10$ a month you will have:


1. The Donor role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user, Supporter, or Donor.

5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)

6. [1, 3] Upon request: 50,000 Fluxbux for the ABSP Store system used across our Blade Symphony servers. If you're not a Blade Symphony player and have an alternative reward you'd like to request send us a message and we'll see what we can do.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).


[3] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month), and you may continue to claim it whenever you are billed again.

Includes Discord rewards
Benefactor
$15 or more per month
By continuing to pledge 15$ a month you will have:


1. The Benefactor role on the ABSP Discord group.

2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats

3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.

4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user, Supporter, Donor, or Sponsor.

5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)

6. [1, 3] Upon request: 100,000 Fluxbux for the ABSP Store system used across our Blade Symphony servers. If you're not a Blade Symphony player and have an alternative reward you'd like to request send us a message and we'll see what we can do.

7. [1, 2, 4] Upon request: We will automatically approve at least one request for our platform to provide you with an applications service or to setup infrastructure in a new region. We could expand the ABSP Blade Symphony network into another region like Russia, Japan, Brazil, or US West. We could setup and give you ownership of a web, voice, or game server for a wide variety of titles. You can choose whether you'd like your service to be an official division of ABSP or if you'd prefer a standalone without an affiliation to us.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).


[3] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month), and you may continue to claim it whenever you are billed again.


[4] We will try to be as accommodating as possible, however some requests may not be possible if the capital or labor required makes it uneconomical.

Includes Discord rewards
Executive
$20 or more per month only 3 left
By continuing to pledge 20$ a month you will have:


1. "Executive" role on the ABSP Discord group. Executives are included in all development groups and their input is considered invaluable. [4] We try our best to implement any new ideas they put forward, to develop expansions for the areas they think are lacking, and to seriously consider making alterations to core infrastructure or management systems they suggest.


2. Access to the Patrons text and voice chats.


3. Access to news updates put out through Patreon earlier than the public.


4. [1] Requests you make to ABSP will be given higher priority than your standard user, Supporter, Donor, Sponsor, or Benefactor.


5. [1, 2] Upon request: Access to some convenient admin commands: admin chat (;message), teleport to player (/goto)


6. [1, 3] Upon request: 200,000 Fluxbux for the ABSP Store system used across our Blade Symphony servers. If you're not a Blade Symphony player and have an alternative reward you'd like to request send us a message and we'll see what we can do.


7. [1, 2, 4] Upon request: We will automatically approve at least one request for our platform to provide you with an applications service or to setup infrastructure in a new region. We could expand the ABSP Blade Symphony network into another region like Russia, Japan, Brazil, or US West. We could setup and give you ownership of a web, voice, or game server for a wide variety of titles. You can choose whether you'd like your service to be an official division of ABSP or if you'd prefer a standalone without an affiliation to us.


[1] The fastest way to have requests filled or answered is to mention @Director in the ABSP Discord group. You can also send a message on Patreon but those aren't checked as often.


[2] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month).


[3] You may claim this reward after the first time your pledge is billed (the 1st of each month), and you may continue to claim it whenever you are billed again.


[4] We will try to be as accommodating as possible, however some requests may not be possible if the capital or labor required makes it uneconomical.

Includes Discord rewards