UPDATE: The Starhub TF2 servers went down at 6am this morning, along with the Mumble voice communications server that Starhub was hosting. GG.
UPDATE 2: We’ve managed to contact Starhub through Twitter. They’ll get back to GameSync.
UPDATE 4: The StarHub servers are now back online.
Starhub is planning to take down their Team Fortress 2 public servers “really soon”, according to the server administrator in charge of the servers.
The server admin, who wishes only to be known as “Hammifer”, told GameSync that keeping the servers up and running smoothly are taking up too much resources for something that does not generate any revenue for the company.
“The only thing for certain is that (the TF2 servers) will most likely go really soon if the current lag issue doesnt get fixed by this Wednesday,” Hammifer said.
Recently, the Starhub servers have been plagued with lag and latency issues due to a combination of the latest Sniper/Spy update being buggy and network connectivity issues, especially between the Singnet and Starhub service providers. A source who works closely with Starhub told GameSync that the ISP is currently not interested in fixing the network issues.
Starhub currently operates eight Team Fortress 2 public servers that are popular all across Asia, with players from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and India using the servers on a daily basis. Should the servers go down, the impact on the Asia-Pacific Team Fortress 2 community could be severe with little alternatives in place to meet demand.
Singapore-based players who experience latency issues while playing can try calling Starhub’s customer service line at 1633 for help.