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  1. Glad to see you guys are still at it! Not so glad to see that asshats are still asshats and server maps still become unstable over time... I had hoped that problem would have been addressed by now. I'll have to log in one of these days and pay a visit!
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    doctor cheater

    Probably best to have the admin of the server add him to the ban list. I don't think BI takes disciplinary actions on dedicated servers run by players (private or public). Now BI-hosted servers on the other hand, that's a different story. Has anyone seen this guy causing trouble on any of those?
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    sign panel

    You can re-write it from the Editor, but not in-game. If it's in your barrier, you should be able to deconstruct it and just start over though, if I'm not mistaken.
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    Nitrado Server Cuestion

    I recommend you read up on how to get dedicated servers up and running on the Dedicated Server Feedback forum (ask Ane for access if you don't already have it). In a nutshell, there's a configuration file called DsConfig.json that has a SessionData parameter that needs to be changed from Creative to Explore.
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    MP How?

    I think the P1 Gaming servers are hosted on Nitrado - if that's the case, they appear to be up and running. @RedEagle_MGN keep me honest here - you guys still on Nitrado?
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    0.9: Comfortable Cooperation (08/06/2018)

    For those of us who run Dedicated Servers, the headless monitor functionality is missing. Not a show stopper but this prevents us from gracefully shutting down and sending system-wide broadcasts, among other administrative functions readily available from the console.
  7. Griefing will always happen in multiuser environments even with agreed upon terms. My server had two signs you couldn’t ignore at spawn and a message spammed server wide every 5 minutes. We still had asshats and it was only controlled by actively monitoring the game and backups to see who’s doing nefarious things, banning the Bohemia ID and then sharing that ID with the other admins I trusted to reciprocate on similar terms. In open sandbox construction games especially, there is too much opportunity for someone to do something that is “acceptable” by the game engine rules but “harassing” by social norms. Like building a pile of dirt around and under someone’s ship that is out on the open sea. Sure, we could probably implement protection barriers for ships, but the pile of dirt would just go around the whole barrier. The easiest solution for that is restore from the most recent backup before the griefing event and hope you don’t lose too much work.
  8. I believe I said this elsewhere, but there's really no point in trying to do anything other than Bohemia providing functionality that prevents players from harming others on servers configured by their admins as PVE. Anything else relies on people to abide, and we all know how well that works. The good news is that this is supposed to be in the next update 0.9 - and hopefully that's coming out next week.
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    Sneak Peek #50

    Official servers are wiped with each update. Private dedicated servers get wiped at the discretion of their administrators. That said, new functionality may only be available on a newly generated map, so even though a dedicated private server is upgraded to the latest patch, new functionality may only be available if that server starts a new map. Some things that went through this are the new hair styles, for example. As a matter of sustainability, most dedicated servers are wiped more frequently than the refresh cycle anyway. The longest I've been able to keep a server up and running on the same map before wiping was probably between .6 and .7. With enough activity on your server, you will eventually hit a game-breaking event that locks up the entire server and clients. No amount of editor cleanup can fix it, and you're forced to wipe clean. Sure, you can go back to an earlier backup (I was backing up every 5 minutes), but it only buys you a bit of time before it happens again. I'll be back with my dedicated server once the sustainability improves to the point that I don't have to constantly nurture it. Hoping .9 is that pivot point, but if not, I have patience.
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    RESOLVED Server gone with latest update

    Interesting. It looks like the DS .9 update pushed out, but the client is still at the old .8 release, so the dedicated servers that updated today won't be visible or reachable from the current clients out there. @Ane was this intended or did the DS push out too soon?
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    Making a new exploration map-type.

    Unfortunately, you can't have the second type with no PVP until Bohemia implements that restriction to be enforced out of the box. Once you implement the custom roles with no death penalty (to dissuade PVPers (although as stlnegril9 points out, griefers will be griefers), you're forced to go with one biome, no natural caves, and no barriers... Red, I applaud you for trying to come up with some interim options, but I think the best path is really to wait until Boehmia implements this from their end.
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    Playing the game fairly

    'sup bro?
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    Dev Diary #37

    I feel that you guys have been doing well at keeping things simple, whether intentional or not. That design philosophy will serve you well, in my opinion.
  14. When I posted that comment back in March, the fix for the clock wasn't yet implemented. It has since been addressed, so I'm not sure why that was re-quoted today.
  15. You can also try relogging - that fixes it sometimes. Also, if it's a multiplayer game, someone else who wasn't in the area when it was chopped down will likely see it correctly and can chop it for you.