So I setup a server off the Xbox app and loaded up the Paradise by Exilog v1.1 map starting in sector C2. Having been around most of this map I have yet to find any NPC towns or ships besides the ghost ships. Is there an additional step I need to take to generate an NPC town or is there just none in the area I chose.
Sometimes with these custom maps people dont use the freeports at all. You can download he grid editor and make some changes to add the freeport and make the the initial spawn point.