Yeh guys in case you doesn't know, we had TF 2 server already, it was back in 2009, it was somewhat popular for a while, but then died pretty fast too.
So i am not sure if it's gonna work out after two years. And nothing good comes out of too many servers at once anyway, esp now seeing how samp and mta servers are pretty popular once again and minecraft one brought tons of new people for our community. I mean during our TF2/L4D experiment all old servers suffered some decline in popularity while new ones didn't stayed around for long.
The TF2's server problems were like the L4D servers problems, it kept crashing or ended up broken from updates which in turn put off alot of the regular players. The TF2 server was online for first half of 2010 and it eventually got crashed/broken to the point where no one really cared and moved on to something else, after that NeO eneded up with no active players interested or liked TF2 to help it regain status. It had nothing to do with decline in popularity, maybe within NeO community at the time as many was like 'meh hats' when you mention TF2, but for normal players and regulars they didn't want to play on a broken server (For both TF2 & L4D servers). Alot of regulars that I still speak to from L4D & TF2, have always told me they miss our servers..
Now that we have a few more TF2 players here, I suppose we can give it another shot. TF2 is free to play now so there will def be no shortage of possible new players, also maybe anyone around here can give it a shot now? If we can keep it clean and simple, keep it updated and crash free it should be fine to run (hopefully the MC lag effect doesn't role onto TF2 lol). If we all do our bit eventually the new players will join and possibley become regulars.
As for for a trading server... just.. no lol. Trading is a huuuuge clusterfudge touchy dodgey community, something I don't want to see Team-NeO to be a part of. Though I would like to see the server tied down to something, like a main game type or certain maps (e.g. KOTH only, CP only, CTF only, DM Maps only, custom maps etc.). There are alot of maps that just empty servers, so I think we should stay away from them