Hello there, and welcome to Lethal-Zone.eu's new and improved website. It has been a number of years now since we changed the look and features of our communities website, and in that time a lot has changed within the community as well. This new website was created with a main driving force: creating a stronger dynamic link between our servers and the website. We have some great features available to all of our community members, just keep reading to find out more.
For the technical ones amongst you, the website is now primarily built on the Joomla framework, whilst PHPBB3 runs our forums. There was many challenging problems we faced in not only integrating both of these, but also integrating our Single Sign On feature between them. Of course we have done our best to ensure this change and integration has run as smoothly as possible, but it is inevitable that there will be minor bugs that we haven't noticed - so please, if you come across one please raise a ticket on our support page and we will look into it as soon as possible.
As most of you are aware and are probably sick of seeing, "it costs money to keep our servers running, please donate!". As of now we have over 70 individual servers running, and we would be lying if we said that these didn't cost massive amounts of money. Although our members have been generous over the years with their donations, and we are forever grateful of your support, the costs are always rising and a lot of money has been used from our own pockets to keep the servers running. So please, if you enjoy playing on our servers and can spare any amount of money to help us out, we will love you for it.
You can view more information about Donating on our wiki http://wiki.lethal-zone.eu/display/lz/Donations. If you wish to Donate, head on over to our Donations *link* page and follow the steps!
One of the toughest challenges any community faces is keeping on top of and tracking all the on-going issues and suggestions that have been raised on and off the servers. Of course, the main way to raise an issue or suggestion is to post on our forums, where the whole community can give advise and/or input, however from a management perspective keeping track of issues on a forum is a tough job. With the new website, we are going to encourage all members of the community to raise an issue/ticket on Jira, our support system. Creating a ticket here will ensure that your voice is never missed as we always try to do our best and keep on top of all raised tickets, whatever the issue. On here you will be able to keep track of the progress and the status of the ticket whilst also being able to give your opinion and suggestions to any other tickets that have been raised.
Head over to http://support.lethal-zone.eu to view and raise tickets!
The wiki has been designed to create a knowledge base where all members can go to if they are in need of specific information, without posting another redundant thread on our forums. The wiki holds all of the information on the General Rules, Mumble, Donating, IRC, Gaming Servers and much more. We also strongly encourage members to help update and improve the wiki - every little helps!
Our wiki is located at http://wiki.lethal-zone.eu, feel free to take a look around!
Ever used the in-game replay feature in our servers Steam provides? Well if you have, and uploaded your replay to YouTube the chances are it's own our replays page. Here you will be able to browse through all of the replays that have been made on our servers - with the option of searching for specific maps, classes and servers.
Check out our replays *link* page and get recording yourself!
For a long time now we have had our own IRC channel. You can either follow the instructions on our wiki page, or head over to the IRC page on our website where you can login as a temporary web user.
Our VOIP mumble server is a great place to chat with the members of the community, organise a game or play competitively. Just follow the instructions on the Mumble page *link* on how to get setup and login with the same username and password you use here! Don't be shy!
If you are into trading on Team Fortress 2, then be sure to head over to our Trades page, where you can view all of the latest drops and trading activities on our servers. This is a great way to find the item you want and make that trade you have been hoping for. Also, we have a trade section on our website where you can post all of the items you have that are up for trade, and view other members offers too!
Check it out at http://trades.lethal-zone.eu or on our forums at *link*
If you have been banned on one of our servers, then head over to our banned page *link*. Here you can view your present and previous bans. If your ban is permanent or ongoing, then you will be able to protest your ban if you feel it has been unfair. Please write the most descriptive statement as possible so our admins can fully understand the situation. Your protest will be posted into our admin section where it will undergo a review (and the admin who banned you will be involved!). Whilst this is happening, you'll be able to view its progress on the banned page and from there you'll be able to see the outcome.
You can also click on the Source Bans link, or visit http://sourcebans.lethal-zone.eu/ to get full details of your ban.
We are always looking to implement new features and ideas at Lethal-Zone. Our long term plans are to continue maintaining the servers and keep the community running as best as possible. Short term, we are hoping to bring back a system that the older members of the community may remember - Lethal-Points. We won't go into the details on here, but once development has started on this we will give you another update. Developing and maintaining Sourcemod plugins is no easy task, and there isn't an abundance of developers out there - so if you have any skills with Sourcemod and want to help, let us know!