Hi there. New here and was interested in perhaps getting my own server, as I'm sick to death of the constant disconnects and 'host connection timeout' or 'no room' errors I experience in the game. Today it took me ten attempts to log into a server with 12/70 users connected. I have a 300mbps cable connection with 16ms ping to the nearest ookla test server. I have an XBox one X with the game on SSD drive.
Unlike other games where a disconnect or glitch results in a lost life ticket, Untimely 'glitches' in Ark can result in hugely frustrating losses, sometimes of things you have worked on for days to achieve.
What worries me is that on hearing about Nitrado as an option and coming here, I don't get the feeling that my experience would be any better.
Forgive me if this sounds a bit combative but I'm sure you understand, if my core reason for looking to rent my own private server is to get some level of stability in gameplay, I need to understand that I will be getting this.
May I ask for other people's perceptions of playing on own versus official servers?
Are there fewer timeout / disconnection errors? Are the sort of issues mentioned here very rare or more regular than one would want?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.