2009 was the founding year of the The Burning Legend clan. Raised as a game community under friends we played many games with a lot of fun.
I made my first steps into the direction of hosting online services with The Burning Legend. Made a simple webpage arranged with the CMS software ClanSphere and designed a template for it. Started with an old Pentium 4 computer with 2 GB RAM as hardware. Got it from my dad and where very proud of it. The setup was running from my home nearly 24/7, until the power supply faded… Haha 😀
But yeah – Before that it worked and the internet connection was no comparison to today. With a DSL 2000 link (~200kb/s download & ~16 kb/s upload) it turned out to be a miracle that about 20 – 25 people played at the same time on this home server. Don’t talk about the ping, it had no importance: Had a lot of fun as it was!
After the crash i decided there is no way to stay at the home server. Rented my first dedicated server from Hetzner and this one was really awesome!! From the Pentium 4 to the 1. Generation i7 Processor, that was a speed difference.. Ram, hard disk and off course the connection were a lot better too.
With this upgrade the number of players at the same time increased very fast from the known 25 to about 100 over a long decade. The Battlefield 2 servers were pioneering.
Some other games were hosted too and i decided to write an Launcher in Visual Basic for all the supported games. You see a screenshot in the head of this article of the version 126.96.36.199. out of the year 2012.
Due to the increasing awareness, also came cooperation with other parties. Which brought the name syRed into play and made everything even bigger.