As I am working away on building Enigma, I wanted to detail as to what we are using to power the community.
XF has proven to be an effective forum software built by ex developers of vBulletin.
Since 2013, it has quickly become one of the best Forum software. Price doesn’t even come into it as every penny is worth and in my opinion, you do get your monies worth.
We have decided to pair this with XenPorta 2 to give us a pseudo-CMS for XenForo and is available now. Go to https://enigma.gg and click on “Home”. Once this has populated, I will move this all around.
Furthermore, we have decided to go with a dark theme for our website with a background slider featuring user curated wallpapers. If you wish to add a pic to this, see this thread: https://enigma.gg/index.php?threads/backgrounds-for-the-website.18/
We were using OSTicket when we were on NGM, but this wasn’t too great…you couldn’t do paragraphs ffs.
Anyway, after using ZenDesk everyday for the last 2 years at my full time job, I have decided to avail of it for Enigma. The one thing I love about it is how simple and clean it is on our website. Every page on Enigma has it and can be used for all sorts of questions. (Feedback, ban appeals etc)
3) Hetzner & OVH
Hetzner and OVH have become vital components for us as that is what is used to run everything. From our sites, to our emails, to our gameservers.
Hetzer will power our website through and through with high output power to ensure minimal downtime.
OVH (Specifically SoYouStart) is going to be powering some of our game servers such as CSGO, Minecraft and more. Great specs on these servers ensure that the game servers do not “lag” and a potential to do 128-tick CSGO servers at launch!
Finally, Trello. The cork board for Enigma, ensuring that our path is set and that we stay on track with development (Even keeping us focused on when to do these 😛 )