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PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#1 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:23 pm

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I will keep this updated with the current settings as they are tweaked. Post here with issues, concerns, and experience. Since the developers don't do a very good job explaining many of the settings, I have to read up on what other server admins are doing and also test.

To help maintain the server, you can contact me and I will provide you with the email address to send donations to via PayPal (don't want it on a public form >.>)

Server Settings

DifficultyOffset=4
DinoDamageMultiplier=1.5
DinoResistanceMultiplier=0.5
DinoCountMultiplier=1.3
TamingSpeedMultiplier=5
PlayerCharacterWaterDrainMultiplier=0.5
PlayerCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier=0.5
PlayerResistanceMultiplier=0.5
TamedDinoDamageMultiplier=1.5
TamedDinoResistanceMultiplier=.03
DayCycleSpeedScale=0.5
NightTimeSpeedScale=3
HarvestAmountMultiplier=2
ResourcesRespawnPeriodMultiplier=1.5
HarvestHealthMultiplier=2
XPMultiplier=2
PvPZoneStructureDamageMultiplier=10.0
DinoCharacterHealthRecoveryMultiplir=2
PlayerCharacterHealthRecoveryMultiplier=2

Explanation (same order as above)

Matches Official Server Settings
Causes wild Dinos to deal more damage
Causes wild Dinos to take less damage
Increases spawn count of Dinos
Causes structures to take 50% less damage
Causes taming to take less time
Causes the player to have to drink less water
Causes the player to have to eat less
Causes the player to take less damage
Causes tamed Dinos to deal more damage
Causes tamed Dinos to take less damage
Slows the day/night cycle down (few day/night changes)
Speeds up how quickly night passes
Increases resource yields per hit
Resources respawn faster
Resource nodes have more health, thus provide more resources
Structures in caves take 10x more damage
Double XP gain
Dinos recover health twice as fast
Players recover health twice as fast

Goals of these settings:

Make the game more challenging while reducing the grind a bit.

Updated: July 26 12:29 CST
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#2 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:26 pm

These look like excellent adjustments to balance the game for PXP, but with patches coming every other day and more items and dinos being introduced I see there will always be a need for future adjustments.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#3 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:08 pm

Current Version: 185.5
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed a Client startup crash, Fixed LinusServer startup crash
- Official Servers Upgraded to Difficulty 3.0 :)
- About +30% server performance gain
- Fixed the fix: Max height of structures above the ground is now 25,000 units. Previously was 15,000 units. Thank you :)


Do we want to bump our server up to 3.0 to match the Official Servers?
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#4 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:07 pm

Is the boosting more in response because everyone has auto rifles on the Official servers? If you were planning on keeping us at a lower tech level, maybe keep it at 2?

I'm really indifferent. Whichever you feel is best for the server and overall fun.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#5 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:06 am

I'm not sure why they raised the difficulty on the official servers. They may just be trying to find the right level of difficulty by slowly raising it. I had mentioned and think that perhaps having our server as a 'primitive' server would be neat, but I'd want input from PXP members on it.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#6 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:52 pm

So yea, would like some feedback regarding shifting our server over to a 'primitive' state. Yes, no. I plan on doing it this weekend if I don't see any objections. I am hoping the items stay in the game so I can spawn them for events and such and as loot and rewards!
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#7 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:35 pm

Updated the server settings with options added in via recent patches.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#8 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:24 pm

Please up vote our server! Higher ranking means more likely hood of people getting on it!

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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#9 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:40 pm

Couple suggestions:

- Put up a catchier server name: e.g., "Planet Express Crew's Jurassic Bark", "Zapp Brannigan's Dino Lovenasium", etc.
- Hang out there even if you are idling or working on something else.
- If there are bots that can populate the server and make it bump up in the player lists, use them.
- Greet EVERYONE that enters. If they are cool, invite them to the Mumble server.

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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#10 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:09 am

Zapp Brannigan's Dino Lovenasium

I love that so I used it. I was thinking about changing it, but wasn't sure.

I don't think there are bots I can use, but I have an Rcon client that runs an announcement every 45m pointing people here.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#11 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:12 am

Probably want to still put [PXP] in the server title in case someone does a search for us.

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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#12 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:00 am

Can't find the server in the server list. Judging from the arkservers.net info, it might be because of a client/server mismatch?

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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#13 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:54 pm

Updating now! Sorry, they don't do their patches on a schedule and they tend to catch me while I am out in the field at work.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#14 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:35 pm

Sweet we have an ARK server! Im comin in!
Just look for "Mary Jane"
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#15 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:06 pm

Shack, Craig, Keff, and Tony are tribe admins and can invite you. Voting for the server on arkservers.net will help push the server up the list and be more visible.

I'm open to suggestions on other ways to get people on it, we aren't the only people with the problem. There are hundreds of servers that run slim.

I've boosted taming speed, resource yields, and player health recovery to make it a tad less grindy.
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Re: PXP ARK Server and Server Settings

Post#16 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:09 pm

I've provided other PXP leadership the ability to update the server. So anyone with a Green or Yellow name on the forums should be able to update it if I am out of pocket. Not all of them will know how as some of them don't play ARK, so don't push them to much.

I'm about to post details on how you can donate to the server too.
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