Increasing Number of Slots Causes Rollback?

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  • Hi


    Last night I increased the number of my slots on Ark from 16 to 20, having finished playing for the day.


    This morning I logged into the game to find that the game had been rolled back to, I assume the previous morning's auto-save, that is, the auto-save of the morning prior to my slot increase. Whilst I have lost some work I did, which doesn't bother me, I am concerned that players on my server have lost a lot of their work that that may have done during the day.


    Is it normal for an increase in slot numbers to cause a rollback to. a previous save? If so, I did not notice any warning whatsoever that this would happen as I increased the number of slots. If there is no warning, why is there not any warning? If there is, then can it be made more clear to people that increasing/decreasing the number of slots on your server has rollback effects.


    Thank you.

    Myrm


    I am currently employed as one of Emperor Palpatine's Imperial Royal Guard (Yinchorr Academy - Class of 2019).

  • Increase/decrease of slots causes a big rollback. This also applies for upgrading/degrading the hardware performance.
    Best is to keep an eye on the half hour backups. As soon as there's a new one available do your upgrades/downgrades for the server and after it fully installed you use that backup for minimum loss.

  • This only applies to consoles.

    PC Servers do not rollback as much.

    Another thing you can do before upgrading slots is a saveworld. This will help shorten some losses.

    Thank you, Doagen. I’ll bear it in mind in any future upgrades.

    Myrm


    I am currently employed as one of Emperor Palpatine's Imperial Royal Guard (Yinchorr Academy - Class of 2019).