Hello, I’m Jack, feel free to follow me on twitter to keep up to date with server stuff
We currently run 5 servers, 4 from the EU and one from the US. These servers have long contracts and are managed by Game Service Providers (people that know what they’re doing)
We do not give a shit about whether the server has 2 people on it (who, because of DayZ Luck end up in a gunfight in some arse end of Chernarus) or has 50 people on it. We do not give a shit about server rankings. We generally do not give a shit about that kind of thing. We just want people to have a good place to play
You can easily find all our servers by searching for ‘Spaggie’
Even though some of our servers are aligned to communities and content producers they are open to anyone to play on
We do not run CoT or V++ or Tomato or CFTools or anything like that, we think you should be free to play and alone in there, we’re not gonna mummy you or Shitmin ESP you, or be invisible and listen to what you say. Our start point is that the community is full of good people and they deserve to play their game without the suspicion of fishy stuff going on. There is nobody with a player map on a second monitor, that’s impossible on our servers. You’re alone.
Unlike some other servers we do not ask for, demand, or solicit financial contributions from our players, we don’t want share holders trying to break the fairness of servers in the many ways that can happen when a server becomes financially beholden to a contributor.
Only play on servers if you trust the admins, they know stuff about you, and in this modern world of being able to run ‘server mods’ they could be running funny teleporty magic wizard things and not telling you
That SVD you just got shot by, at least play on a server where you know it was worked for and open for anyone to find, huh
!! DO NOT USE 3RD PARTY VOIP ON THE VILLAGE SERVER !!
!! DO NOT META THINGS FROM THE VILLAGE SERVER !!
!! PLEASE UNDERSTAND STREAMING FROM THE VILLAGE IS META !!
(There is only one Village server, it’s called The Village.)
Barely Infecteds The Village Chernarus – hosted by Spaggie
TheRunningManZ Chernarus 1PP – hosted by Spaggie
TheRunningManZ Livonia 1PP – hosted by Spaggie
TheRunningManZ US 1PP – hosted by Spaggie
We don’t like to keep promises we don’t know if we’ll be able to keep, but we’re not running a snow map this year (we have over winter in previous years) because we feel everything will be pale compared to Namalsk which will be the cold miserable, grinding experience we think a snow map should be. Adam has a discord here
Adam recommends a 30 – 40 slot server as an ideal, and there’s 2 versions of Namalsk, we’re probably going to be running the bastard hard one across 2 servers, the hardware is already in place at the Official DayZ GSP. The names may change, actually everything may change…
Hard Core Namalsk Number 1 1PP – hosted by Spaggie
Hard Core Namalsk Number 2 1PP – hosted by Spaggie
We can’t wait to take screenshots in there!
TheRunningManZ servers get persistence wiped on the first of every odd numbered month and on a major update, we try and balance these to as few wipes as we can
We always wipe ALL of our servers on a major update, this avoids a lot of issues
TheRunningManZ Chernarus EU runs a low maxping for the best player experience. Sorry. The other servers are just as good, but there’s no way to load balance players effectively without risks, so go be a +1 on there and take your friends
We feel that the space of a lower population server lets you be more of a survivor and have space to build out your character and have fun in the environment. Also to learn the game more. Streamers need population for content, players may not so much.
As a note our friend Blackhawk runs a 3PP server with TheRunningManZ name on it and also a modded server with TheRunningManZ name on it, search for ‘TheRunningManz’ to see the 5 affiliated servers. Beware of imitations, please only play on servers where you trust the admins
The Village gets wiped on every major update and inbetween if the community decide to
Be aware, The Village takes an amount of investment to understand, it should be passworded and whitelisted but we don’t believe in those mechanisms. Only play on it if you understand it, the discord is here:
The Village is possibly the most hardcore, cliquey, argumentative, over-analysing, angry, non-RP RP server in DayZ that you could ever play on, many people can’t cope with it’s nuances. With this comes an exhilarating reward of playing on one of the best immersion servers there is.
Streaming from the server is particularly difficult for us, we don’t mind Streamers at all but we’d ask to Protect The Village by not giving away the location of bases. This will break and things will get out, try not to be the reason a base gets taken apart by raiders please
We do not like to trumpet, signal or meta things that may or may not be happening on servers. We may change something. We’ll leave you to guess what it is (Maybe we have 5 times the bears on a server, maybe we have a server full of guns, maybe we don’t. Often people can’t help but go meta when something interesting is going on, we reverse the interesting thing the minute we see meta. Don’t be that guy. Remember the peaches.
The only mod we run is The Deer Isle map, it filled a void of wanting a new place to run around in before Livonia came along and it’s lovely). But be 100% assured we do not run ‘console tools’ or anything else on there
All of our servers run a Church and State Model, The running of the server, DayZ on it, the general upkeep and the exclusion of players exists with the server admins. The community, how people play it and what happens exist in the communities across the servers. The community leaders do not have access to the server and the server admins do not run the community. This works to keep everyone safe. (Content Creators ‘owners ‘ are not using Godmin tools to kill innocent players for content, not only do those tools not exist on our servers, Content Creators don’t have server access anyway. Keeps YOU safe)
We would ask a favour. If you play on our servers and have a nice time, maybe you’d consider telling your stream at the end what server you were on, or maybe a tweet promoting the server. That would be a very kind thing to do. Thanks.
FIVE SERVERS! Play, don’t queue
It’s all too easy in this ‘have it now’ world to fall into the Modded Servers category, need an SVD? Just collect 200 logs and take them to a trader DayZ kind of thing
1.09 just dropped and the list of changes is immense, some are good some are bad, loads are undocumented, which is right and proper for a DayZ type game to leave it up to a player to find something out (go ruin your trousers or look at the workshop at Balota petrol station. Or the view distance and lighting
Someone in a chat the other day said ‘oh the new gun is a Sporter, we’ve had that for ages on Modded, without realising how sad and spoilt that could be (spoiled as in ‘degraded experience’, not as in ‘spoiled brat’ … maybe). I just jammed a Sporter on 1,09 and the unjam animation is so perfect. Also the DayZ Devs want the sporter to NOT work, it took maybe 15 rounds to kill a zombie, it’s a shit tier gun and the game space needs it to do that. A modder may want the gun to work, that’s a completely different stance that’s lost in nuance
Also there’s a weird flex with modders which is lost on a lot oof people, let’s take a helicopter as an example. A modder wants you to have a helicopter to you can be wowed by what they did (and you should be), but DayZ Vanilla tends to not want you to have things, everything has a time cost and an entropy.
But this is just our point of view
In the same way we appreciate the choice of modding (and configuration changes that consoles do) please don’t come and erode choice by trying to tell us we are doing it wrong. It’s a set of very conscious decisions.
The servers may die, players may move onto ‘ARMA-Lite’ style DayZ, in our opinion that would be a shame because DayZ has always been something no other game has gotten right, thankless, bleak, unforgiving, paced.