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Jozzie McTowel

End of March: Freeport 250 ping 150/150 2.0

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So I see alot of complaints about the wipe but either the game is unpopular enough to prevent a repeating of the launchday scenario or devs are driving the already dying game back into old issues without having their servers stable enough to even handle +40 players on a grid.

16 Freeports (2400) & 58 (8700) Lawless on a server (like NA PVP f.e.) = 11100 potential spots for players per one of the 4 big official servers. That probably will be enough for the current playerbase of +-10k overall.

In case it would pick up significantly when the wipe is done and at 'relaunch' these servers are only able to handle about 40 players before becoming unplayable there is room for about 2960 players on a server. Having 4 servers gives room for 11840 players.

Now knowing that alot of people avoid the hardest environments to start a new character with very little chance of survival the best Freeports in terms of conditions will be clogged with alot more players. Those who are eager to restart or are new to the game might be force to the harsh biomes and having a very bad experience at first and being left behind again in terms of finding a nice spot before everyone else rushes out.

Can't see how they want their servers to handle this again, if people start spamming rafts in freeports at relaunch we're in for a long night.

 

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Most of the lag now seems to be building- and ship-related so I guess we'll see if all those +8% server performance patch notes panned out

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Wait didn’t they say at launch you could pick any server to start on? We won’t have to all start at a free port.

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They literally said during stream that you'll be able to set your home server to any server you want. so it wont be people crowding freeports like the first time.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Enki Anunnaki said:

remember 2 extra islands added per grid. there will be plenty of room

Yeh but dident they also say that those islands will be copies of other islands then replaced over time ? What happen to the stuff built on those islands that will be replaced.

Maybe there will be more wipes later?

Edited by JC67

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Posted (edited)
26 minutes ago, JC67 said:

Yeh but dident they also say that those islands will be copies of other islands then replaced over time ? What happen to the suff built on those islands that will be replaced.

Maybe there will be more wipes later?

yeah they will be most likely released with the content and claim changes, at the very moment there's the wipe. I have a feeling the transition will go off without a hitch. People largely know what they are doing now. A fresh start is a healthy move for this game, especially for one that is changing the direction its heading with pvp and land ownership. That combined with testing servers to test the content before official launch will definitely help too.

Edited by Enki Anunnaki

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1 hour ago, Jozzie McTowel said:

Aight my bad didn't pick that up during the stream. Won't be issues then with Freeport at launch 😄

A lot of people missed it. If your like the guys in my clan they didn’t catch it live so they skipped over the PvE trench stuff and started watching around the 30min mark. 

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The issue wont be that big. The current server peaks have been dropping to 9300. New server peak in march after wipe and new games people have been waiting for is sub 5000. maybe even less.

The only question that remains is if they do cost savings on official servers and scale down the grid significantly. At this point even 8x8 and maybe as low as 5x5 would be plenty.

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