Though I have been an NFo customer since before this thread was even started, I never posted my story or why I have been here since November 23, 2004.
My clan (formed with 4 other members Pat, Patflac, Whix, and Bernard) was originally named MOTU or "Mark of the Unicorn" - yes yes, LOL.
Then we changed the name to Blazin' N' Drinkin' because as you may or may not imagine, my clan was chalk full of that
. Now it's not true really at all but we've retained the name that has made us popular over the years.
We started with some other game server providers, some of which I actually worked for. But they always disappointed from bad service to bad quality to lying and deception. I finally decided while at school I wanted to give Nuclearfallout (relatively new but already respected provider) a shot. I ordered the server during a break; within minutes, the server was already up and running. As I was browsing the internet for 10-20 minutes just surfing, I was not aware my server was already filling up. I checked the status again and I already saw several players in my server who I did not know. If only I knew who those players were because BnD still lives strong at bndclan.com
and our servers with IP wc3.bndclan.com:27015
or [url=wc3.bndclan.com:27015]220.127.116.11:27015[/url] and uwc3.bndclan.com:27015
Many times I made bold remarks to John and Tom (Anyone unaware of who they are, they are the owners of NFo) about leaving NFo. But they are the main reason along with the fact my WC3 server is very popular with it's current IP that I am still an NFo customer. Though I have never met them nor spoke with them over the phone or any other means of "personal" communication, I can only imagine they are great people in "real life." If I am ever in Seattle visiting where many of my friends from school live, maybe I'll stop by and see you John
or maybe if I'm down in Fountain Valley for some odd reason (maybe visiting friends at UCLA), Tom prepare for a visit
I can imagine John and Tom have been close to wanting me to leave (I don't doubt Nick/Siren/Brendan/BooYa or any other NFo associate) because I have raised hell, bugged them, angered them and wasted probably many hours of their precious time and "beauty sleep" hours
I mentioned long ago that had they been a publicly traded company on the stock market with their business strategy the way it is, I would be sure to invest in them. This is because they know the meaning behind SUPPORT and QUALITY. No they are not of the market value required to be a publicly traded company therefore I cannot buy shares/stock in their company but instead I can urge people to invest in a server through NFo and continue to invest in them with my servers. All of my servers are run through NFo and even though people claimed "oh but you could run a dedicated server," I've replied "If it's not broken, why fix it?" NFo does not jerk me around much if at all; their pricing is straightforward and their service and quality mirror that; it's top notch. If you want to pay less, they do have a subsidiary (a company they run) but do not advertise for it but they are also amazing game servers, they just don't come with much in "freebies." If you are interested in that, talk to them and add to your current line of servers by investing money into that subsidiary company
I know my posts are long but I've had almost 4 years of NFo experience now so it's only fair
BTW, their control panel has not changed a whole lot since 2004
. Guess that falls under "if it's not broken, why fix it?" category because it has worked well for all these years.
Well my rant is over for now.
Sleeper @ bndclan.com
NFo customer since Nov 23. 2004
Servers: uwc3.bndclan.com and wc3.bndclan.com