I have noticed a very odd trend as of late, in the event public official servers eventually succomb to cheating etc. Players would rather quit the game completely or uninstall it instead of going to a vanilla private server with the same settings.
Is it just a naming of server thing? Category Selection? issues with private admins etc?
I have noticed this trend specifically with Ocenia Servers. All of our Official PVP servers have been overtaken by the same undermeshing crew. Players have left these servers but they’ve not moved onto private servers, they simply just feel as if they “quit” the game completely.
I reached out to a friend of mine who runs RUST/ARK/Tarkov etc servers for a Game Hosting company and asked if he’d open up a Conan Siptah Server. He doesn’t actively play any of the above but instead does it as a way to test out services etc for his hosting company (essentially will pay to be a passive admin). He only actively gets involved on servers as an admin when people cheat, other than he just doesn’t participate.
Dream admin right?
However, people wont even test the servers out. Is it just a branding issue, is it a server marketing / review systeming missing …what basically makes people not even go near the private server even if the said private server has the same settings as Official.
Openly curious as this is always touted as the solution to problems on Official Servers “Go private” …but… very few actually do. They’d rather quit the game than take that path.