We only have it on short term lease to feel out how useful it is to the DayZ community
If you need a 60 slot private hive, passworded (we can’t be arsed with whitelists) server for a day, 2 days or a week or something. Please let us know.
We’d love to have you!
It’s a 60 slot server. It’s completely it’s own world. We can do stuff with it. You give us a password, we’ll set that password, you share that password. If you’d rather not use a password, you don’t have to. We can still wipe and it’s just open
Spaggie says he can’t do anything other than 1PP though so no 3PP
Organisation and private comms to the Mod team are confidential. It’s your event
The longest event we’d consider is probably a ~week for super special events
Server is 1PP – 100% non-negotiable
Server runs a 3x time acceleration – If you want to change this talk to Spaggie
Server start time ingame is 4:45am – If you want to change this talk to Spaggie
This means the server has a sunrise, day, dusk, night in a 6 hours and restarts
3x Time Accelerator impacts eating and drinking, you need a little more
Server has a 6 hour reset (currently 7 and 1 oclocks) – This is not changeable
Jack will never ever spend a month dicking around with server times ever again, because Fuck That Shitting Shit
We can wipe the server but leave characters
We can wipe the server and wipe characters
Doing a full wipe before an event needs about 2 days to settle the loot we feel
Server Mods may be running around, we find it accelerates loot, and we like to have a check around. If you log in while password is in force before event starts MODS WILL NOT SHOOT FIRST. EVER.
Our hosties, Multiplay are super helpful and amazing. We ask for wipes by help ticketing so can’t exactly time it, it happens when the ticket tracks through support, which is usually very quick, but best to leave an SLA window for them
We will not do whitelists (we tried once, it was a nightmare of ‘can you add me after the start’, no, it was a shitshow)
The Server has DAST and a big BEC driven BanList
We can exclude people who know the password by kicking and banning if we can find their GUID from the hits log
Mods will usually try to provide event air cover but not guaranteed
This is a completely separate realm to our other servers
We cannot control: weather, loot, spawns etc.
We will try and deliver event logs to the community leader but they’re ropey
Mods may like an invite (3 out of the 5 mods currently play DayZ regularly)
We’ll probably run the server unpassworded when it’s not eventing.
Mods are ridiculously time poor, go easy on us
If it all goes wrong, it’s not our fault. We did our best
Get together, play with new people, have a laugh, get drunk, love DayZ
This event is to play with new, random and exciting people, try not to pre-team
You don’t need to be good at the game, just come play
1. Must have a working microphone.
2. Join the spaggie TS and go into the lobby channel for the event.
( TS details : 220.127.116.11:18627 )
THE SERVER PASSSWORD WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND THEN TWEETED BY @Wayward_Jack
3. When you find a partner join one of the readied team Teamspeak rooms.
4. Room sizes are limited to promote team-play and prevent cheating…
A. All spawns will be freshies.
B. You must partner with the first person you see, if you don’t see anyone meet someone in Gorka
C. MUST head towards Gorka to find a partner.
D. Gorka is a no camping zone, go there and leave as soon as you find a partner. (killing here is frowned upon)
E. No leaving Gorka until you have a partner.
i. King of the hill at Tisy radar building (4 hour time limit, last one there at 4 hours wins)
ii. Cannot enter tisy alone….
iii. At 4 hours a server message will be posted.
iv. Check your partners pulse and take a screen shot at the top of Tisy radar with the server message and your partners name in the shot. The first person to email Server Mods with the screenshot (email will be in message) will be assumed the winner along with their in-screenshot companion.
Judges decision is final, playing indicates acceptance of rules.
You should be over 16 years old to play
Places are limited
Judges are the server Mods, the server Mods will be playing amongst you
Mods are shit players so won’t win
Judges decision is final (in case you didn’t read it the first time)
Applying signifies acceptance
Shit might go to shit, applying accepts shit might happen.
Facts of life:
– Stream if possible
— Being any fucking good at the game is not a prerequisite
— After event controversy, incrimination and general whining is encouraged
There may be prizes for the winning team, details later
This week I’ve been lucky to play with two Streamers in very different circumstances, let’s wander around how streamers use Twitch. A Streamer is a micro-broadcaster and wants to provide engaging entertainment. They want the community to grow. The entertainment value is the lever that grows the community.
Inviting a sub into the place where they generate the raw materials of their financial recompense is very dangerous for them. The community is very charitable during these ‘sub events’ but the streamer is putting their entire revenue source at risk. Even at the most basic level, if the sub stream isn’t engaging then they’ve lost an evening of ‘good’ content creation, revenue has been displaced. The channel is at risk. It’s not riskless.
When the server was started it was because I wanted a configuration I couldn’t find anywhere else.
I wanted public hive, because of the great, non-cliquey meetings it generates, really random encounters where you do not know what the outcome will be.
I wanted as minimal a HUD as I could make to help with immersion, just simply to enjoy the beauty of the game
I wanted 1PP because I beleive it not only gives the best immersive feel, but it also is more ‘real’, the 3PP camera manipulation for advantage is just ridiculous. I also love 1PP for the blinker effect, you can run right past people and not see them.
The server was always low slots, because there’s a balance in DayZ, I think you don’t want to always find people, you want to have time to relax into the game, have time to Explore and move around. For a meeting to not be a certainty. Post apocolyptic meetings should be few and far between, but be a real experience when they do happen.
DayZ had some bad times at the end of .59 and no one noticed. As .60 came in I was able to help my DayZ Bruddas get on a .60 Stable server, so the slots were maxed to 50 and the server has been visited by thousands of people. I’m very glad to have been able to furnish slots for people to play.
But a 50 slot server isn’t the game *I* want to play. Every time we play we meet someone. That meeting generally ends in a shootout. It’s lost it’s randomness. Every time you play, there’s a shootout. It’s not fun.
Over the last couple of days the frenzy of .60 has dissipated somewhat and the server isn’t maxed at peak times. Slots cost money. I’m paying to not play the game I want to play.
For these reasons, the server has been stepped down to 40 slots, to try and spread players out some. It may step down to 30 slots to spread players out even more.
If you’ve any thoughts on this, please let me know.