Kraut is a German word recorded in English from 1918 onwards as a derogatory term for a German, particularly a German soldier during World War I and World War II. Its earlier meaning in English was as a synonym for sauerkraut, a traditional German and central European food.*Sauerkraut started hosting game servers on a vps located in midwest Germany in September 2013, with the general idea to spice up the AOS experience using unique maps, gamemodes or scripts. Gamemodes and map rotation change from time to time, more details on what's currently up is available on the website.
http://hosting.buildandshoot.com, with other server hosters joining in.
Becoming trusted or part of the staff usually goes by invite, however if you are desperate or know other trusted/staff who can vouch for you, feel free to pm me.
For IRC visit #sauerkraut.aos on Quakenet, webchat is here.