Server: Growing Pains 2/30

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Hey guys! Welcome to the last week of a chaotic Season XIII and another edition of the BNR:Blog!

We have the new server up and running.  There were many ways we could have done this, and we appreciate those who supported our decision to open it early so there was plenty of time to transition from the old server.  We realize that split the population, which could be seen as less than ideal.

We expect to cap out on 2/2, which is when the next wipe is.

You know I like to keep you all updated on the goings on, so here it is.  The server has been kinda laggy, with a few unexpected lag spikes and restarts.  The current thought is that it is the system just getting up and running.  We are expecting this to not last longer.  We made even more hardware upgrades and basically there is no reason that with the equipment we have running this it should be having issues.

That being said, we definitely are going to keep an eye on the server in case this doesn’t settle down.  We have until Thursday to figure it out, so please bare with us while we make the adjustments necessary to make your Rust experience here on Brave New Rust a great one.  Soma, Awshift and I work on this every single day, and though it’s not perfect yet, we are learning.

Lastly, there is a small chance we do need to move down to a smaller map and possibly a 100 player count.  That is, if we don’t fix the issue, it could be because Rust is literally still in alpha and the software is hard to balance.  (Look, I’m not the computer person here, I leave all that up to Soma and Awshift, but this is my understanding…) We are going to try everything we can to keep the pop at 150 and the map at 4500.

Again, thank you for your patience, understanding, and willing to stay with us during these growing pains. You are part of a fantastic community and we appreciate you.

Lastly, please remember as a community server, you are a guest on the server we pay for.  We do not require donations (though please consider donating!), so you play here for free.  We have the right to remove anyone from our server for ANY REASON WHAT-SO-EVER. That includes suspected hacking, disrespect towards players or admins, hate speech, or just a bad attitude.  With the population being at or near our cap, we want to make sure the cream of the crop is here playing on this server and will remove anyone who doesn’t meet our standards.

This is not abuse, this is just how it is.

I hope you don’t step on any legos today,
Alykah
twitch.tv/Alykah

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