The motivation is good, but I think the execution is somewhat flawed. It effectively makes it impossible to get more than 2 servers populated. Don't get me wrong, our servers jumped from rank 30 to rank 7 because of this change which is great, but we now have no way to get players on our other 2.
Yes I agree that it's a good move - but it would be helpful if there was some mechanism for keeping the listings and selecting whether to have your votes counted or not.
I am actually really happy about this Lewi, As your server doesn't deserve players with the unfair banning practices you employ. "Guilty by accosiation". I would really appreciate if you could contact me on discord just so we get to know the real reason why, prove yourself to be more than the immature kid you behaved like. Do not misunderstand though, we do not want this bullshit ban reversed as we are happy where we currently are, but I'd like to put this issue to rest so that I don't have to go around and spread the negative story and evidence of your servers as it hurts the players in your community (whom all were nice people except the horrendous banning and leading practices you employ)
We recieved no warnings, if so, do show me Jess. This alleged "harrassment" that the ban description mentioned was the message where i asked if you had a minute to talk to me, where you said yes. This conversation however does not belong in the ARK Servers blog post, I still request that I be added on discord and we can talk about it.
The scoring system promote the two servers that have the higher score (so usually the more votes).
It was already totally unfair to have multiple servers boosting themself with the same pool of players and now you want something more unfair by cumulation votes from the same players but accross different servers....
You forget that ark is forcing us to host many servers. The cluster system is in place so players are looking for servers that offer more than 1 map. Those hosts are punished with this solution. The first solution (just 2 servers in the list at all) would be even more punishment though, so we accepted this one.
Whichever way you set it up, bigger communities with more servers are always going to be at the top. What I was suggesting was have one overall ranking for the community as a whole, rather than individual servers. That way it would mean large communities can't hog the whole front page, whilst still giving them a way to advertise all the servers they have, rather than just two.
I agree with this. This would be a fair and good solution for both parties. Don't get me wrong, my network is on the top 10 for months now. I fully understand why the intention of the change and thats what I also told the admins of ark-servers.net.
Communities with more servers/players will still be at the top, there's no way to avoid that, but limiting everyone to one listing that can then be used to advertise multiple servers seems a better option. So rather that 4 servers worth of players voting 4 times a day on 4 separate servers, have 4 servers worth of people voting once a day on a combined listing.