Well, since opening a 100Slot DayZ server, being in constant development, I decided to let TTT swim on it’s own, as it has a concurrent playerbase of between 20-32 daily. However, as soon as DayZ started getting seriously popular, I get threats from regulars on TTT that they’re going to leave if I don’t make StaffMemberX CoOwner- so he can update the server (bearing in mind he doesn’t WANT the rank, NOR knows lua, making him unsuitable in the first place), I think that’s a bit far fetched from these guys.
Not to mention the constant drama revolving around the gamemode DayZ, but what’s to be expected, it’s a PVP/PVE environment where you find/loot what you have, and people get mightily pissed off when they loose those items- Even resorting to ban requests on their killer as ‘he must be hacking to have killed me’, sometimes the GMod community disgusts me, but coding is fun so I just carry on doing that and let things take their natural course, I’m all about fair gameplay, so if anyone’s trying to powerplay, then they soon find out they can’t.
But to be honest, since I opened the DayZ server, the server’s jumped up to #7 on GameTracker (highest), with 100 slots and zero lag (I could bump it up to 127, but hey it normally sits around 70-90, never hitting 100 players).
And yes, I sometimes get the ideas to be rid of my community, but the main thing is, it’s not about you, it’s about your players, if the players don’t want to play, that’s when you should be thinking about giving up. But if the server’s, as said before are self sufficient, there’s no reason not to. BUT the one thing i’ve come across is, players are fucking greedy for new content, if I don’t update (and for TTT I refuse to currently, due to the drama going on) people start threatening to leave. I mean, I don’t understand why they’d threaten to leave, is it really going to bother me? I mean if they leave, doesn’t that solve my drama, without me having to get involved in it?