I recently started my own server on my home network with no ports forwarded for now (meaning nobody else can access it). I noticed that there were very few loot crates. In Radtowns and at monuments I can’t find a single one. I have only been keeping the server running when I am playing Rust, so I thought maybe it was just an issue with loot not having time to spawn. I left my server open for a good eight hours to combat this, however after this eight hours I closed it and now upon reopening it I still have no loot crates. I noticed on server startup the command window showed “deleting 30 old entities” or something like that, and I feel like this entity removal is probably what is removing the loot crates. So - in short - is there any way I can stop my server from deleting all the loot crates upon startup? Or is there some kind of workaround I could use to make sure crates become available in-game without having to leave the server running 24/7?
Or, am I totally wrong about all of this and I don’t get many loot crates for another reason entirely?