How to Crash an Official Server

So it seems that about 50% of the time I attempt to run a lvl 6+ purge on my official server, the whole server shuts down and restarts. Unless that’s a coincidence? Fun!

How many followers do you have on scene?

I can do a head count the next time I log in but a good amount. 20+ for sure

Is there a limit other than the follower max?

Purge difficulty is dynamic. The more followers in the local area, the more attackers spawn in the purge.

A small number of high quality defenders will be more effective and better on server performance than a larger number of weak defenders.


Or funcom could fix the issue :neutral_face:


I’m running CBs for melee and relic hunters for ranged all with epic armor and legendary weapons. We do level 7 with ease but I’m wary of getting wiped out if I go higher. Is there a way to cancel the purge once it has started?

I guess I could try pulling a few. Is there a sweet spot on # of thralls for a purge?

Making purge level dynamic is very misleading. Why have levels then?

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Remove loot from the coffer.

Yes, but the exact sweet spots for each purge level are not currently documented. Unfortunately, though I asked for @Xevyr’s help on documenting these on multiple occasions, he’d rather play Diablo.

The levels don’t change. A level 5 will never upgrade to a level 6. You just get more enemies when there are more defenders.


I don’t blame him :joy:

Thanks for your input, I guess I’ll have to test out my thrall numbers, crashing my server as I go :nerd_face:

I’m guessing render distance is far away enough?

I believe if the names are white on your followers page, they count.

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Eyy !! you can’t say this kind of thing publicly :face_with_peeking_eye::face_with_peeking_eye::sob:

Why? Because people will start crashing their servers on purpose and then funcom will have to actually fix the bug?

I’ve never seen different colors on my followers page, they are all white. So any, active follower anywhere on the map can contribute to a crash?

I don’t think funcom could quickly fix this bug xD
So im scared :stuck_out_tongue:


I’m past fear and into loathing :joy:


several cauldrons . can also give a hand :face_holding_back_tears::face_holding_back_tears:

If they are out of range, they should turn grey.

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Well, I’ll be. The color difference between the white and the gray is barely noticeable on my tv. Thanks for the tip!

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I have 5 cauldrons so far plus I shoot about 30 gas arrows per run!

You need more more and more !! :face_holding_back_tears:

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Crashing an official server during a level 6+ purge is probably not a coincidence. This problem might be caused by the game’s system being unable to handle the high level of activity and stress from the purge. When too many things happen at once, the server gets overwhelmed and shuts down to restart. If this keeps happening, you might want to report it to the game developers so they can fix it. Source: