RIP PBBans

Thread started by GoTTi on Thursday, 9:32am August 10th with 14 replies. Views: 1,830

GoTTi
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PBBans has been online for almost 14 years and over that time we have undergone many changes and overcome many obstacles. From DDoS attacks to hosting changes, we have managed to come out on top providing a welcomed anti-cheat community for Punk Buster enabled games.
However, given our continued shortfall of donations, lack of new games with Punk Buster and games moving away from server rentals we feel our only viable option is to shut down in the next few months.

We looked at moving to a cheaper host but in the end, it's not worth the time and hassle just to stay online for a few extra months. Our server count is dropping by the day and donations too. Moving is always a pain and we end up losing streaming servers that never seem to get setup again.

The last new game with Punk Buster was Battlefield Hardline release in March 2015 and the last listed Punk Buster update was June 2015. More games are moving t owards in house anti-cheat or using newer 3rd party solutions such as FairFight and BattlEye. Many argue the effectiveness of each but in the end, it's what the new games are using.

So, what happens after we close? We plan to host a basic site with the last banlists for download, PB files of legacy games and a farewell message of our closure. Emails will still work but the rest of the website and streaming will no longer exist at that point.

It's sad for us as we have all made PBBans into a good community to fight cheaters and it was a very hard decision to close but asking for donations time and time again has lost its appeal.

Thank you all for the many years of support. You will be missed.


https://www.pbbans.com/forums/pbbans-funding-possible-closure-t169356.html?p=507669

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No more CGAC support
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CoD4 will come to an end this year, so lets make these last months count!
Posted 9:32am Aug 10th 17
darl1Ng
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cool info, P2p season 6 announcement plox
Posted 11:14am Aug 10th 17
jaroslav.
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Yes but anyway who was playing on pbbans server ?
Posted 11:23am Aug 10th 17
qozmyox
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thought it was closed earlier
Posted 11:31am Aug 10th 17
hitzoR
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CoD2/4 can still be played, even after end of PBBans, we would just need few good programmers who can dive into libcod and program some security and gameplay features. But it looks like Battalion will hopefully be successor, so we should give CoDs few last months alive before we move on.
Posted 12:03pm Aug 10th 17
ninjae
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how many times have you heard this will be last big lan,last big project,end of cod2?lold,tls3 was supposed to be last tls,there you got tls anyad,rip guys are making lans,hungarians aswell,forgotten soldiers,all big lans,i dont think that new games are going to change anything,cod2 will still be played as much as it is now
cod4 aswell i guess
Posted 12:25pm Aug 10th 17
Powwwerteqq
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who cares
Posted 12:29pm Aug 10th 17
Vanir
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Let it die and move on.
Posted 4:08pm Aug 10th 17
Doublespike
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lul wtf is wrong with these reactions hahahaha
Posted 4:25pm Aug 10th 17
koen-
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Let it die and move on.

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PBBCare
Posted 4:44pm Aug 10th 17
MaiaLiT
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Cod4x 1.8 best mod ever + CGAC no cheater got a chance!!!
Posted 5:49pm Aug 10th 17
Vanir
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Cod4x 1.8 best mod ever + CGAC no cheater got a chance!!!

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el o el
Posted 6:55pm Aug 10th 17
FrosteR
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Cod4x 1.8 best mod ever + CGAC no cheater got a chance!!!

Quote from MaiaLiT on the 10th of August 2017
Must be a troll.


Also, how relevant has PBBans been in the last 7 years? Let's be honest..
Posted 7:15pm Aug 10th 17
aka bulette
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maybe ask jung Informatic studends for programming or how much money you need ...^^?
Posted 12:28am Aug 11th 17
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Posted 1:23am Aug 11th 17