Cyan.TF is a laid-back 100% crits server with a suite of whacky and unique plugins & addons to create a distinctively different and enjoyable server environment.
The server's plugins aren't all whacky, though. Being built to be autonomous, the server also houses various maintenance and anti-cheat plugins to maintain and moderate the server even if there is no administrator on.
Cyan.TF first started out as KWC, Kill With Cuteness, back in mid 2014 and was intended to be a small orange crits server that was hosted on an Ubuntu VPS. The server didn't initially gain many players and was then rebranded as Cute.TF. Even then, the playerbase was very small. It was then decided to try something different: running stock maps, no plugins, and getting the server on TF2's quickplay. That failed horribly as it was empty nearly 24/7. It was promptly changed back and started slowly gaining players. When Halloween came around, event maps were added to the rotation which gained an influx of players. So much that a VPS upgrade was desperately needed.
Soon the entire brand was revamped as Cyan.TF when a new, proper server host came along. Now the server is running stronger than ever with over 30,000 unique visitors.
Staff are the voice of authority in the server. They keep the peace in an otherwise chaotic environment. Below are the current staff members and the roles they assume.
The founder and head staff of the community. Operates the server as well as handling the other aspects of the community such as the website, Discord, etc.
The first additional staff member to apply and get accepted as well as one of the most active players of her time.
An admin that is on pretty much all the time considering he has no life. Tries to maintain the server and make sure everyone is having fun but also has a good time himself. Likes to call people nerds and use the reserve shooter for some reason. Feel free to bully him with rockets when you see him.
Monthly goal: $45
We are not maintained by large communities, rather, a few individuals maintain the Cyan.TF infrastructure. We are independent and don't have as much support as the big wig community leaders and this is where donations come in.
By donating, you show your support for Cyan.TF and help us pay for the various costs to keep your favorite server alive and kicking. But that isn't all! As a thank you from us, you will receive special perks in the server! The list below shows all perks you get for donating.
Donor perks are not permanent and will expire. However, you get longer donor perks the more you donate. $5 gets you 31 days of donor perks, $10 gets you 62 and so on. When your perks expire, you will not be charged but you will need to donate again to get perks back. If you donate while your perks are already active then you will extend your donor time. Donating $100 or more in one transaction will get you [Hyper Donor] and your perks never expire!
Where does the money go to?
Monetary donations go into fully supporting the Cyan.TF infrastructure. The list below breaks down how the money is used based on the monthly goal ($45).
- This powers the website and database including the vital bans and donor system
- GameME stats system
- Domains for backend architecture
- Leftover money is saved in case of the need for extra payments or for investing in new features/services that would benefit the community
Donate with Cash
On the PayPal page, make sure to leave your SteamID or a link to your Steam profile as a message with your donation. If you don't, you will have to make a support post on our bulletin board to request your perks.
Donate with TF2 Items
Item donations are now once again accepted. However, items are worth half of their normal donor value. While we think that item donations are a great way to give players a
taste of what they can get by supporting the community, item donations do not help cover the expenses.
At the moment, only Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys are accepted for item donations. We value Keys at $1.25, meaning 4 are required to meet the minimum donation amount for perks.
When you are ready to donate, send a trade offer using this link.Note that we do not accept donations from users who have an active SteamRep ban or who are marked as a scammer on SteamRep. Only Mann Co. Supply Crate Keys are accepted; if you have another valuable item that you wish to donate, you must exchange it elsewhere for its value in Keys and donate those. Item donations are non-refundable except in very rare occasions, but don't count on it. Item donations are ineligible for Hyper Donor status.
Already a donor? Click here to see what commands you have access to!