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With D3 and GW2 on the horizon, i'm trying to prepare a way for my friends and I to communicate without the annoyances of typing everything. We had issues with skype and some games, where our voices would "weave".

Requirements:
4 slots
4 people in one lobby/room.

So far it seems like options are:
1) Run the server on my computer, bypassing server costs. Not ideal since I don't leave my computer on 24/7.
2) Keep signing up for 15 day trials using different emails. Will get pretty annoying fast.
3) Leech off someone else's server.
4) Pay for a server. MaxFrag servers run $21 (after coupon code) for a 5 slot server for 2 years.

Anyone have another solution?
Edited by Murlocke - 4/17/12 at 2:56am
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Hi Murlocke,

You could sign up for Amazons EC2 service (free) and make a "Micro instance" windows server (free),
then set up a private Ventrilo server with 10 slots (free).

And there you have it thumb.gif

/NwP
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Originally Posted by NorthWoodPecker View Post

Hi Murlocke,
You could sign up for Amazons EC2 service (free) and make a "Micro instance" windows server (free),
then set up a private Ventrilo server with 10 slots (free).
And there you have it thumb.gif
/NwP

I'm under the impression that all that is free, but using the server cost money by the hour?
Edited by Murlocke - 4/17/12 at 3:10am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

I'm under the impression that all that is free, but using the server cost money by the hour?

If you look here, you'll see that you get 750 hours / month for free using the micro instances, for the first year upon signup.

This means that if you run only one windows micro instance, it is completely free for the first year thumb.gif
I say try it out, see if it serves your needs.

/NwP
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