It has finally happened. Oswald’s 6th Floor is now hosted!!! That’s right, I am in the process of moving all my HTML code over to the new server. Today should be the last day of this URL for The 6th Floor. I am hoping that everything goes well in the next 2 or 3 hours and I will be able to give you a new web address to find me at. Just think, no more clicking that damned Yoda pop-up ad. Kinda cool, huh? The group I went with is led by Ellusion who says,

“I would consider myself somewhat of an old timer on the map-review scene, where I began taking an interest in custom maps when quake had it’s golden age. Reviewing maps at Planetquake alongside sites like Matt Sefton’s Single Player Quake Heaven,The Ramshackle, Lt Dan, Warren Marshall’s MultiplayerQuake and so, back in the good “ole days” some 3-4 years back 🙂 Reviewing what we felt were the best maps to bring out the quality, and at the same time helping shed some light on these authors wich eventually led to most of them landing a job in the gaming industry. The core being that we were just “pimps” for those who really produced the work. Without the great mappers, our sites would have been nothing.”

I have been corrosponding with him for the past month or so, in which that time I had a few different options I could have gone to become hosted. I would like to thank Shagg over at The Mapzone for getting authorization from Merlin and the gang at AQ2Zone to have me hosted on Shagg’s site. I will still be doing much work with Shagg, when it comes to releases of new maps and updates. Ellusion and I went on to discuss many areas as they related to the Action Quake community, basically revolving around a few BIG sites. Namely Action Quake 2 and AQMD, who seem to dominate, but at times seem to lack that “team effort”, for lack of a better description. I will not go into details, as I think both those sites are well set up and somewhat maintained. Consider the 6th Floor, it is run by myself. I have very little outside help and the help I do get is from friends I have met over different forums, ICQ at the LAN I attend, who help me out with HTML questions and graphics. I guess what I am saying is, I never really thought this site would gain as much momentum as it has. I think it is great, don’t get me wrong. I enjoy updating you, the reader on what’s going on around the community, while trying to bring a new feel to a website. I am here for you, any opinions, comments or complaints you have can be directed right to me. I read and respond to every email I get. So, with that, please be patient over the course of the next few days, as I make this transistion as smooth as possible.