You are invited to a DayZ event to celebrate the arrival of Tope’s son Oliwier
When: Thursday 15th June 15:30 CET (which I think is same as BST)
INFO: Watch TopeRecs Stream on Thursday: https://www.twitch.tv/toperec BE READY
Where: On our Server at Cherno Civic Building top floors
You can join our Teamspeak
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:
As many cans of drink as you are able
Some party snacks
Some flares and light sticks
And DRESS PRETTY for the party
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DRINK IRL AND INGAME
(Alcohol preferred but not mandatory)
tl;dr It’s not about me, Streamers are awesome.
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.
We’re running an event, the details are here, why not enter? : Event Don’t be scared
In DayZ there’s effectively two databases of stuff, There’s Public and there’s Private
Within those 2 databases there’s 2 parts, 1PP and 3PP, which lists out like
Public : 1PP is separate to
Public : 3PP is separate to
Private : 1PP is seperate to
Private : 3PP
They’re like different worlds (that look very much the same)
If you’ve got a tent on 1PP Public you can’t carry it over to a 3PP Public or a 1PP Private etc
But you can carry it to any other 1PP Public server
With Private, the Hive may be one single machine, everything you do is kept in that one singe instance of DayZ. Or that hive might be shared between a couple of servers (shard)
With Spaggie Server we love the randomness of Public, and we love the immersion of 1PP
Anything you find on Spaggie Server you can take to any other 1PP Public Server, and bring back
During an Event that changes, we ‘Shelve’ the 1PP Public Hive and change to a 1PP Private Hive
After the Event we swap back
We’ve done testing and careful planning and every time we’ve done this Camps, Barrels and stashes come back AS LONG AS THEY’RE WITHIN THEIR PERSISTANCE TIME
A stashed backpack will disappear because the event is longer than 4 hours
A tent will stay if you visited it in the few days before (as usual)
You just wont be able to visit it on the day
Any camps created during the Private Hive event may come back as part of the next Private Hive event or we may intentionally flush the presistance of the private hive depending on the upcoming event
Public is Public and your public hive stuff is there
Private is Private and your private hive stuff is there
and we occassionally swap the server between them
after lots of public notice
Why not come get whitelisted for the Event Don’t be scared
This guy’s got a way
I wanted to round out on 2016 with some memorable standout happenings around DayZ this year, in no particular order:
The amazing, brilliant, erudite, eloquent, intelligent and different people that are brought together by DayZ there are no borders, there’s just the pure truth and love of the community
Howard, Jarl and Luc, you guys are fucking nuts
Helping out someone who’d almost single handedly police’d the community get over the line with their new PC after finding out they were so close
Helping a [fairly] random person with a replacement to their all time favourite mouse after they broke theirs
Singing Weiner Schnitzel with Sir Toasty
Multiplay for keeping a server up all year with a fairly hard to find configuration
TheRunningManZ leaving his job and his community seemingly making it work for him, and for letting me get drunk in his stream and blathering like a twat
M1ndr getting feisty about badly timed donations (and his cooking stream)
Tope and his clan for being able to become monsters at the drop of a hat, and for letting me reszta mojego penisa na jego ramieniu babci
The Mods that change tone for different streamers and keep it all honest
DayZ for prompting me to do some mad hardware stuff in the pursuit of FPS
The Dev Team for doing so much work and for doing all the things no one realises they’re doing
Hicks, DH and Baty for understanding that most of the time discovering something is more joyful than being told it, and finding the balance
Geez for somehow making order out of complete chaos
The arseholes who constantly moan about the same things and allowing me to feel superior
The Czech Republic for being full on beautiful, and for kind of letting me know it in a not knowing it completely weird kind of way
The status updates which must be a ball breaker for all concerned
The guy who felt like he was just in front of me taking all the good loot
All the leg breaks
Twitch for being The Future of Television
Anyone that’s ever made a DayZ youtube video or had a pop at streaming DayZ, ever
Anyone got anything to add?
So is it a scope viewport rendered ?
A while ago the server was logged on GameTracker for a few reasons
We’ve unregistered the server from there now for a few reasons
Well, it’s like trying to get the shower to be the right temperature
So I’m trying an experiment
Since snipping to 40 the server hasn’t really gone above 10 players which is too low, so let’s turn it back up to 50 to see if that’s an effect
See how it pans out
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.
Thanks for the loot guys… yours Pumpkin 😉
We are not Pro Snipers
Here’s another remarkably useful detritus cleaning trinket
(If you use it, it’ll probably be good, but don’t blame me if it goes wrong)
For that box fresh graphics feeling