I commonly get asked a familiar set of questions such as:
"Why do you have so many different servers for different games"
"Why is there only 1-3 people on a server at a given time?"
"Don't you want a full server all the time?"
The answers to this are pretty simple. We're adults, we don't have as much time as we had when we were in High School/College and living with our parents. We try to efficiently plan our time as best as we can, and when we get some free time we like to unwind and what we want to do can change all the time.
I remember being able to play through a game on a weekend when I had more time, but now I get bored with a game if I play it too long, I like to try new things to keep it fresh. I found a lot of us adults are like that too.
Before Twin Peaks Gaming, I searched for communities online and found a lot just focused on one game, or were too demanding and felt needy. There were massive communities with thousands of people and they felt small, and unwelcoming. I felt like the only way to make an impression in that community was to log on every single day and put an investment of my time I wasn't willing to devote solely to a community.
I also started to see microtransactions, "perks" for servers, and aggressive donation requests and some obscene tactics like offering "20% off", or giving away coupons to attract people to the stores. I understand servers cost money, as does bandwidth, but between our everyday bills, college tuition, etc, I felt like this was unfair to ask of people just to get some "perks" and bonuses in a game.
Twin Peaks Gaming is devoted to supplying a server for any game that offers a private dedicated server, and we don't ask for money to start them, nor do we sell perks for these servers. I like to consider Twin Peaks Gaming as a community hub where fellow gamers meet up, pick a game (even if it isn't on our servers) and play together. You don't HAVE to play on our servers, you don't HAVE to donate to us to stick around.
We're always going to be here, a familiar face, and we understand you may go through phases where we don't see you for 1-2 months (or longer), but when you come back you'll get a warm welcome back, pat on the shoulder, and bum grab from Sarah.
To summarize, it doesn't bother me we only ever see 1-2 players on a specific server, those 1-2 people are happy, enjoying themselves, and that's what matters.
Remember to have fun, that's all we can ask!