Article: Oey192/Edited: Jon/Image: eGO
As you may have noticed, EdgeGamers is a rather popular gaming community, which means that our servers get a lot of visitors. While a lot of these visitors are upstanding members of society who just want to have a good time and smash your face in with a frying pan, some of them are actually out to be mean, disrespectful, or otherwise disruptive. To solve this problem, someone invented admin tools (like kick, mute, and ban) to provide server admins with a way of keeping their servers in line. In the early days of eGO, these tools were all we had to uphold our Code of Conduct and make the gaming world a better place, but as we grew, it soon became apparent that banning people from a single server would not be enough.
To that end, Agent86 created MAUL (Modern Admin UnLimited), which not only makes sure that pesky buggers are banned across all our servers instead of just the server they were banned on, but it also automatically assigns admin across all our games.
What's that? You want to point out a technicality? OK. Fine. When we say "all our games," what we really mean is all our Source-based games (CS:S, CS:GO, DOD:S and TF2), but even then, we have to leave out Garry's Mod. EdgeGamers has grown past the scope of MAUL, but that doesn't mean we've just sat around twiddling our thumbs.
To solve this growing problem, the Tech Team presents MAUL 2
! MAUL 2 has been completely rewritten from the ground up to be more extensible, more flexible, and hopefully, easier to use. We haven't quite had time to add support for all of eGO's games yet, but don't fret. More are on the way!
Launching today, MAUL 2 supports all currently supported Source games, and, for the first time ever, Minecraft! We have imported all the data we could from the old system, but there is at least a small chance we missed something, so we ask that everyone use the MAUL Home button under eGO Tools at the top of the page to go make sure that your information is correct. Even if you don't play a Source game or Minecraft, you should still go check that your rank is correct, as if it is wrong, it will be slower to get things up and running when we add support for other games.
All admins should check their respective eG or eGO private forums to look for more information on how this affects you, and everyone interested in recruiting should go here
to see how this affects recruiting.
This also means that anyone finding a dead link related to the old MAUL system should make a post in the dropbox informing the Tech Team of the problem.
If you have any questions, first see if the MAUL 2 Help page is able to answer your question. Any further questions should be directed to the Tech Team
(To get to MAUL 2 Help, eGO Tools > MAUL Home > Hover over Home tab > click Help)