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Private Servers

randybabyrandybaby Member UncommonPosts: 25
I hear they are going to have private servers. Anyone got any links or info on this ?

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  • HengistHengist Member UncommonPosts: 1,070
    https://www.survivalservers.com/services/game_servers/atlas/

    Not advertising it, but a quick Google search listed a few hosting services that are advertising game hosting for it starting tomorrow. No idea how that is going to work, what the limits are, but at least it would appear that they think that they'll be able to sell that kind of hosting.


    Kyleran
  • AvanahAvanah Member RarePosts: 1,415
    I suggest you never play on a Private Server. Specially if it's PvP.

    Private Servers ALWAYS have Admin Abuse (In one way or another) no matter what the Admin says!

    Want to not have to worry about Admins secretly giving their Friends an Advantage? Play on Official Servers.
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  • VinterkrigVinterkrig Member UncommonPosts: 1,759
    Yes, it seems this is not the MMO we were hoping for, private servers are a thing.


    "Of course, servers can turn that off as an option because this game supports player-hosted servers, so everything’s configurable."

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/12/19/atlas-pirate-mmo-developer-interview/

    Avanah said:
    I suggest you never play on a Private Server. Specially if it's PvP.

    Private Servers ALWAYS have Admin Abuse (In one way or another) no matter what the Admin says!

    Want to not have to worry about Admins secretly giving their Friends an Advantage? Play on Official Servers.

    This is true, every survival game I've played on a private server and 100% of the experiences have had admin abuse. In Rust, Ark, Conan....etc.

    The flip side is, the companies don't monitor their hosted servers so tons of hackers, and just crap people making the experience horrible. A double-edged sword it looks like we'll have again.
    Kyleran
  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,453
    Perhaps you folks just don't know the right people?  My private server experience has been great.  I prefer the choice to not having it all.  Since they've said there will be PVP, PVE, and private servers, there should be a fit for most everyone.
    Hengist

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  • HengistHengist Member UncommonPosts: 1,070
    Perhaps you folks just don't know the right people?  My private server experience has been great.  I prefer the choice to not having it all.  Since they've said there will be PVP, PVE, and private servers, there should be a fit for most everyone.


    Totally agree.

    I don't have high hopes (and I think it would be foolish if I did) joining some random server. Usually either rent one, or I go with a group of friends. Not every server is run by an idiot, but if you are blindly choosing, well....
  • VinterkrigVinterkrig Member UncommonPosts: 1,759
    Perhaps you folks just don't know the right people?  My private server experience has been great.  I prefer the choice to not having it all.  Since they've said there will be PVP, PVE, and private servers, there should be a fit for most everyone.

    I've played on many different servers, sure if you do PVE only you may have an OK experience, but that isn't the game.. and even then, the admins still usually abuse, even if you aren't aware of it.
  • PhryPhry Member EpicPosts: 10,204
    Perhaps you folks just don't know the right people?  My private server experience has been great.  I prefer the choice to not having it all.  Since they've said there will be PVP, PVE, and private servers, there should be a fit for most everyone.
    Private servers have abuse issues though, upset the wrong person, or perhaps win a fight you weren't supposed to and you could end up being banned for life, official servers you don't have to worry about that kind of thing. :/
    Vinterkrig
  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 9,857
    edited December 2018
    Avanah said:
    I suggest you never play on a Private Server. Specially if it's PvP.

    Private Servers ALWAYS have Admin Abuse (In one way or another) no matter what the Admin says!

    Want to not have to worry about Admins secretly giving their Friends an Advantage? Play on Official Servers.
    True but you can play a game in a way that is simply not available officially. Such as GTA Cops and Robbers or GTA as a MMOish game.
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  • mcrippinsmcrippins Member RarePosts: 1,388
    The Atlas dev kit looks pretty insane. You can basically create a whole other game if you have the skills or a decent team. Should be cool to see what people come up with.
    Vinterkrig
  • dragonsegg09dragonsegg09 Member UncommonPosts: 3
    I have had great luck in Conan Exiles on private RP servers.  My favorite server is a permadeath PVP server and I have been playing it for over a year through 5 seasons.  I have never heard anyone bitch about the admins being biased.  The only bans have been for people egregiously violating the server rules and there have been only about 5 people banned in that time.  I think you have to look around a little but private servers are a god send if you want to RP and PVP.
  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 1,911
    I hope they do have private servers.  The main servers are always so slow to level and gather resources. I don't have a lot of time to play games..... LOL
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  • RedempRedemp Member UncommonPosts: 1,136
    Always had success with private servers in Ark - at EA launch I did the official thing until the private community was more robust. Will end up doing the same here ... official servers always seem to be an absolute mess, with vanilla rates and mega-tribes doing everything they can to win. Private servers with faction limits in Ark were much more enjoyable.

    Tokken
  • WizardryWizardry Member EpicPosts: 15,214
    You can setup your own server,quite a bit of work though and a bit confusing.As poster mentioned "official can be a mess and guess what,they were lol.

    The early pvp storm has already seemed to disappear,i sailed right through the China bases and large NA bases and seemed all were asleep or maybe even quit.The problem is land is still mostly scooped up and ship building docks all over the place.
    The transition from level 8 noob being forced into the hostile game environment is not well done so private servers ,especially the one i play on just seem way better.

    I tried about 40 different servers and feel the one i am on now "Middle Earth"is easily the best with 4 grids.The settings are very fast,you can take that as immersion breaking or simply look at it as being able to get right into the action and be able to learn lots and do lots right away.


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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 4,763
    You have to pay quite a bit right to run a private server or can you do it for minimal costs?

  • LoucharLouchar Member CommonPosts: 1
    kitarad said:
    You have to pay quite a bit right to run a private server or can you do it for minimal costs?


    Depends on how many slots you pay for. The average cost is around $1 to $1.13 per slot. So the cheapest you can rent a server from say GPortal is going to be right around $15 per month for a 10 slot server, $20 and change for a 20 slot server and up it goes.

    Each map on the server grid other than your main is considered an expansion. Adding expansions is free to do BUT each map has a min. slot count of 10. That means you have to have enough slots to cover the expansions you want.

    I rent a private server for me and my daughter to play on. I started with a 20 slot server on a single map (1x1) and then decided I wanted a larger area to play so added an expansion which now provides me with a 2x1 (two maps connected) and my 20 slots were split to 10 slots per map.

    If I decide to open my server up to others I will add an additional 10 to 20 slots but if I do it will be a whitelisted server to keep control over the type of player I have on the server.



    I agree with those of you above discouraged by cheat admin. I've been running private servers for years and I have played on plenty as well. Finding a good private server is not always easy but they are out there and there are plenty of them. Admin abuse happens all the time and it sucks. Being a good admin you can still get accused of of cheating just because there are a lot of players out there that will automatically yell it out without justification. It is the go to rally cry of any upset player.

    That said and because of this; I do not partake in PVP on my game servers. I do not raid either.

    I Admin and I play but I do not put myself against any of the players on my server. I do not team up with people who play on my server (Other than my daughter) because I refuse to get involved. I enjoy building, gathering, exploring and fighting NPC/AI and if one of my players kill me, raid me or whatever...I just look the other way. In fact I usually set up some extra loot on my base just for those situations when players decide to raid me. I try to make things challenging for them.

    What I am saying is this: The best Admins don't play. They host and monitor. There are plenty of good Admins that play and play fair and there is a ton of abuse by other Admins.

    I fall into the good admin category. I think it has been proven to me over and over as I met, new players on my other servers and years later they still contact me in steam to find out if I will be hosting a server for some such game. That has always made me feel good knowing I treated everyone well and fair and they enjoy playing on my servers.

    Sorry for the long drawn out post but...just wanted to speak my thoughts.


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