Over the years, eGO has said goodbye to many of its beloved servers. On September 7, CS:S Jail joined this group of servers.
Jail was known by its fans as a place to take things a little less seriously. Though tactics, strategy, and a serious attitude took the main floor on normal CS:S servers, Jail was all about fun and games. Counter-Terrorists would take turns as a Jail warden, thinking up games and competitions for the Terrorist prisoners to take part in. The prize was the ever coveted "last request" when one lucky prisoner would have a chance to turn the tables and have some fun with his captors. During Jail's prime peak of activity, a full server of prisoners would concoct riots or mass suicides to create confusion and throw off the guards. It was the place to be. Unfortunately, that has changed. Over the years, the Jail sever had been on a slow decline. With the release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, many Source players have left for the competitive scene. Of course, there were the die-hard source fans, but they were not enough to keep the server from being empty during much of the day.
Eventually, forum achievements and awards were made for incentives to join certain servers to populate them and jail was one of those servers. There was a Jail admin class made specifically for people to learn how to admin the jail server. The CS Division even made a team just for filling server like Jail. Despite the perks and effort, CS Leadership and the Community Management team felt that eGO could use the resources for other game modes or servers.
All in all, some servers go and others arrive, and a beloved one was the most recent to go. To prevent the same fate from happening to your favorite server, read this server-filling guide by Insomnia Princess.
Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, sweet prince.