Samg381's Garry's Mod Server
A brief historySamg381's server started in 2009 as an OpenAura HL2RP server.
Frequented by a small group of core players, the community eventually outgrew itself, inspiring a vote to create a second server, this time running the DarkRP gamemode. For a short time, both servers coexisted. However, it soon became clear the DarkRP server had absorbed most of the community. As such, the HL2RP instance was shut down around 2011.
Samg381's DarkRP was a cult hit. A lightweight vanilla RP experience featuring rp_bangclaw, along with a laissez faire administration attracted a large and devoted playerbase, reaching it's peak around 2013. The [VIP] user tier was added around this time, allowing an elite few of the most devoted players to be recognized. The [Donator] tier was later added, offering premium in-game items for a small fee. With the advent of tools such as FPP and Wiremod, it was no surprise that many of the more devoted users had become interested in building over roleplaying. In late 2015, the decision was made to sunset the DarkRP instance in lieu of a classic Sandbox server.
Samg381's Sandbox was the final, and overwhelmingly most successful chapter in this story, earning and maintaining the #1 rank for Sandbox servers in Garry's Mod for three straight years. Much like the former DarkRP server, a mostly hands-off administrative approach was employed, this time with a unique "Hybrid Sandbox" philosophy- protecting players who wished to roleplay, while providing a multitude of tools for those who preferred to build and kill. Samg381's Sandbox was shutdown in 2018 due to a lack of time in the now very grown-up lives of myself and the admin team.
Just some of the people who played a role in making all of this possible.
I wish you all nothing but the very best.
To be continued?
I am frequently asked to bring the server back. If you'd like to do so, feel free to reach out.