Posts by Tinman04

    i agree it does not seem to matter at this point how boosted or close to official you are. I had the most population when ragnarok map was released with little to no mods (ini files) 20x gather/taming and slightly boosted player and dino stats. There seems to be more servers out there now than there are people that play the game honestly..


    I hosted both dayz and atlas when they came to nitrado to bring something "new" to the community but both games just starting out on a server hosting were and still are not very dependable and buggy.. And i just dont have the time to personally baby sit the servers. Finding responsible admins that actually want to help out the servers and not just play as a god doing everything for themselves is very hard to come by.

    So I've ran a nitrado server for ark since day one on xbx... I decided to start another cluster recently and am having the most trouble populating servers that ive ever had... I know in part the game is just not as popular as it used to be.. But then i hop over to these servers that have 70+ population and its so laggy they are unplayable.. So i dont see how those hold a population.


    I have my server stats set in such a way that you cant become alpha in a day or 2 but yet its far more easier to build up than official stats. So essentially middle of the road type server that over the past few years alot of people have paid me compliments on.


    I have a bunch of useful coding, ext/ab dinos on every map, custom drops, stack mods... I have harvesting damage to where there wont be a ton of lag if it has a higher population..


    So my question is whats popular stat wise/ ini file wise now a days that you fellow server owners have seen that will get a loyal following of population for those that still love the game?


    I have asked people that have joined and left my servers and the general consensus is they either want it way more boosted or closer to official stats... One would think meeting halfway of those settings wise would attract a healthy pop...


    Anyway thanks for any input just felt like this was a good topic of discussion for server owners.

    Ok ive went thru the forums on this issue and found no fixes... Everyone is being kicked from their tribe when they log out..


    I have wiped the server and reinstalled and it doesnt work.. I have a 3 map cluster, figured maybe cross ark was causing the issue since i have another seperate server that does not have this issue... But nope. Even with CA off still kicking players from their tribe every time they log out...


    I have submitted a ticket but in my experience i won't hear anything back for 2-3 days...


    Has anyone found any fix for this that we can do on our end yet? Just bought 3 new servers and they are useless now.

    They need to credit us time for all these issues... I have 4 servers in my cluster/grid and have only been credited a total of 6 days only on the main server. If the main server is down the expansion servers are useless...

    I've asked many times and still only been credited very little time on the main server. This is basically stealing offering a service that doesnt work and not crediting any time back because of all the issues... 30days 4 servers all servers have been up only a total of a week in those 30 days. 20 days at minimum should be added by my count to all servers but this hasn't been done no matter how many times I've asked..

    I've been a loyal Nitrado customer for 3 years now... Im moving to a different company if this isn't done, i highly recommend everyone else to do the same. This is stealing money from us plain and simple.

    i submitted a ticket asking about server time being reimbursed seeing as how 15 of my 30 days on 4 servers havent been playabe... No response yet. All i know is there is going to be alot of pissed off server owners if time isn't added back.. Me included

    You can do it with a 2x2 (4servers) but a 3x3 (6servers) would be better and less congested. Would run better as well. There are map templates that pc players have made you can find them online and add exactly what you are looking for without having to go too in depth with editing json files on your own.


    Contact me for more info. I personally know someone that runs this map on console and is very happy with it.

    If you happen to be on an official map and not just a custom made from scratch grid map you will have to find out what your grids are in the json and add your edits to each individual grid or only the home server will have your edits.


    For example my grid i had originally on the official map was E7, E8, D7 and D8. So E7 was listed as grid x, 4 grid y, 7.... Or something to that effect... Seeing as E should be 5 since its the 5th letter in the alphabet it is not.. The grids start at 0 not 1...


    Anyway from there once i found my grids in the json file i had to go under OverrideShooterGame.ini on each grid and put any edits in.. Hope this helps

    Also forgot to mention if you happen to be on an official map and not just a custom 2 grid map you will have to find out what your grids are in the json and add your edits to each individual grid or only the home server will have your edits.


    For example my grid i had originally on the official map was E7, E8, D7 and D8. So E7 was listed as grid x, 4 grid y, 7.... Or something to that effect... Seeing as E should be 5 since its the 5th letter in the alphabet it is not.. The grids start at 0 not 1...


    Anyway from there once i found my grids in the json file i had to go under OverrideShooterGame.ini on each grid and put any edits in.. Hope this helps

    They got my expansion servers up and going again. But now like you my main server is down... Pro tip call them dont just submit a ticket... U will get results faster.

    My problem i had was there were mistakes in the json from what i was trying to edit.


    Do a simple google search for online json editor, load your json file into that online editor and it should tell you immediately if there are any mistakes. Something as small as a comma or quotes in the wrong place or even an extra space where there shouldn't be will mess up the entire json file.. And when you go to upload that to your server in the config your Atlas part it will not accept it and will go to default if there are any errors..


    Literally took me 4hrs to figure this out to where i fixed my errors and it finally accepted it.

    yep same problem here... I seriously hope us lab rat server owners get our servers extended at minimum another 2 weeks... We've all had issues from day one since renting these servers.... I cant keep population on my servers because of these issues