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We are happy to announce that official community servers are coming! Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we are all encouraged to stay at home and we want to help you through this time. We have already made all the necessary arrangements and are currently working on the final touches to get the servers live.

After consulting with many server hosts, we have found out, that it works best if each community plays according to their own ideas. That's why we provide you with the servers for free and you can administrate and lead them the way you want! We only set some ground rules to ensure that everyone is treated fairly. You can decide how you run the servers, which community you want to build, how often the server will be wiped, and so on.

 

How is this going to work?

We have organized servers for you via 4NetPlayers, which we will provide to you for free. There will be several servers and it is important for us to work closely with you together, to get the best possible experience for you and to achieve improvements! The servers will be marked separately so that you can clearly see which ones are official and verified.

If you are interested in administrating a server, send us a quick application with the following content to server@boxelware.de :

 

- Your name

- A link to your Steam profile (must be public)

 

And please answer the following questions in your application:

 

- Are you already hosting a server or do you have experience in game server administration?

- How long have you been playing Avorion?

- Do you already have a community? If so, how big is it?

- How many administrators would manage the server?

- Please tell us, which kind of server you would like to have. For example, PvP or PvE?

- Why would you like to administrate a server, what is your motivation?

 

Please note that you must be a member of our official Discord Server, so please let us know your Discord ID in the email.

Here is the link to our Discord:

https://discord.gg/ebwtqkQ

 

Short Q&A

 

Will there be a charge for the servers?

- No, the servers are provided by us free of charge. We host them, you can use them.

 

Where will the servers be located?

- We will provide servers in the EU and the US. 

 

Will we be able to mod our servers?

- For now they will be unmodded.

 

Will it be PvP or PvE servers?

- Both will be available, we have not yet determined the exact distribution.

 

What are the rules?

- In order to provide a good experience for a broad majority of players, there will be some ground rules set by us. Server admins are free to extend the rules, as long as they don’t revoke ours.

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you and we hope that we can assign the first servers soon! :)

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This sounds like a great idea.

 

Even sponsoring events such as logging in as admin, roaming the galaxy as some sort of super ship challenge players can team up on and earn rewards etc. I know there will not be mods, but will we as server admins have access to the debug menu to do such fun things?

 

However, I will likely wait to see what kind of updates we will be getting from a balance perspective etc before applying. Little burnt out on current balance state, and have provided feedback ad nauseam.

 

The passion is still there, just waiting to see what is coming first before committing.  8)

 

 

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Is it possible  to get a password protected official server for a closed community?

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Is it possible  to get a password protected official server for a closed community?

 

unfortunately not, the servers should be accessible for everyone.  :)

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Is it possible  to get a password protected official server for a closed community?

 

unfortunately not, the servers should be accessible for everyone.  :)

 

That is indeed unfortunate because servers can't handle more than 10 ppl without heavy lag and constantly high cpu load, and one obvious way to avoid that is to keep  client numbers as low as possible and filter them to only the known members of the community.

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I run a dedicated server at home for my friends and I to play on 24x7.  Among some of the "opportunities for improvement" in the game, if you are going to introduce "official servers" then you need to fix the ability to save the password on connect (like Conan Exiles and other games do) and the "Remove Server" button needs to work, and not force the user community to edit client files to make junk go away.

 

Regards...

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