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shorterm ebs squad server

Post by taran » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:58 am

Now that some of us are playing regularly on Squad, any of you fancy sharing the costs for a few months to set up an ebs server.. not permenatly but just for the holidays.

Would ensure that it has reservered member slots and we would then be able to kick to make space.

Not asking ebs to pay for this.

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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by Gorlami_Raverderche » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:05 pm

What's the cost looking like?

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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by taran » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:09 am

about £0.66 per player per month, so a 60 slot server about £40.

not much interest here, but a few EBS play regularly.

I might fund it myself just for the heck of it..

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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by Hairy_Frog » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:30 am

I'll be following the EBS adventure in Squad with attention, though I'm very (little word) cautious with early acces, due to a big disapointment with crooked developpers
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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by DarkDeamon » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:10 pm

From past experience,
The critical mass of players to start a server seems to be about 20 players. Get that many on at once and the server stands a good chance of filling up. Below that & it never really gets started.
Make sure the server name includes country.
There are currently a lot of servers out there doing hardly anything. Need to get a server noticed & populated a few times and give the visitors a good experience. While we ran our squad server previously we had a total of 35 pubbies join it, some joined more than once!!
Once it goes to beta, we may stand more of a chance.
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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by Gorlami_Raverderche » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:55 pm

I agree with Dark, beta phase might be a better option. But we can build more presence on public servers now and gain some more skills.

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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by taran » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:52 am

will it ever get too beta, I dont know? Lots of fun though. @gorlami good SL the other night.

Your both right more skills defo..

A third way perhaps, I will talk to some guys from RIP and MM, to perhaps share hosting costs...

hairy_frog what are you talking about, send some links please.

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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by HOOTER » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:41 am

I Agree Dark , 20 players does seem to be the magic number , during my very short playing time i have noticed that a couple of us will join a server because 20 or so are playing then all of a sudden its full , servers with just 5 or 6 players seem to stay at just 5 or 6 , also is the reason behind waiting for Beta is that the servers will become cheaper ? I might be wrong but I believe the latest update has also upped the server capacity to 80 players !

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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by DarkDeamon » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:03 am

Beta should draw in more players, also they are refining the server code for the beta release.
At the minute the server code is quite loose and VERY resource hungry. Need a fairly good spec server to run it and it doesn't like running as a virtual machine. Providers like to use a big powerful server and run lots of virtual machines on it. The less they can run, the more they charge.
You either rent an instance, where they have lots of copies of the game running (each on running as an individual service) on the same physical/virtual server, a host, which is normally your own virtual server and you tend to have more control of it or a dedicated system which is your own physical system.
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Re: shorterm ebs squad server

Post by DarkDeamon » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:21 pm

Ok peeps, would there be interest if I stood up a server again? The number of servers has thinned out a bit and there is a fairly steady player base from what I've seen from my recent forays into the world of squad.

I'm thinking of firing up a server for another 3 month stint to see if we can get it active. It may not happen till next month as my bank account's had a very bad time the last few weeks and school fees are due very soon.
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