Conan Exiles Banishes Servers

Steam community announcement for Conan Exiles reveals that Funcom is looking for a new host to provide servers for their survival game after concluding their existing partner was not adequately supporting their needs (thanks PCGamesN). This leaves them without official servers for the time being, so in the meantime they urge players to use the many unofficial servers that are available. Here's word on the problems and how they are looking to address them:
Right now there are nearly 7700 servers online running Conan Exiles. About 7500 of these are privately run servers, while 200 are official servers hosted by PingPerfect (source: http://topconanservers.com/)

Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming demand for servers and our needs for administrating them, our official partner has been unable to deliver the level of quality and service we require. Because of this we have mutually agreed to end the partnership. We are in the process of finding new partners with the ideal hardware we can move the existing game databases to. However, due to the high demand for Conan Exiles servers, many hosting companies are simply out of the hardware that we need and as such this process might take a few days.

In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and encourage you to play on any of the thousands of unofficial servers that are out there. Many are home to thriving and very welcoming communities. We sincerely apologize to everyone who has played and made progress on the official servers, but we think it is better to deal with this problem now rather than later.

As a result of this we have also had to remove the 25% Lifetime Discount offer from the Barbarian Edition. The provider assures us that those who have already purchased the Barbarian Edition will have their discount honored, but the discount will not be included in future purchases. The provider is currently out of stock, but hope to have new servers available soon. We know this is a problem with many other providers as well: the demand has simply been too overwhelming.

Lastly we just want to thank you for sticking with us through these initial teething problems. Early Access means that there will be issues, especially in the early days, but it also means that we as developers have to take responsibility to sort those issues out as soon as possible. We look forward to working closely with you, the players, in the months ahead.

Please feel free to join us in the discussion on the Steam forum and the Conan Exiles subreddit.

Best regards,
The Conan Exiles Team

PS: We would also like to add that we're keeping the game databases (characters, buildings, progression, etc) from the old servers and our plan is to re-implement them when the new servers roll out.
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Wow, my second 'Removed' ever...I should print it out and frame it. Sorry, Blue, I kinda figured what I said would get me flagged but it was worth it.

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Update (source http://steamcommunity.com/games/440900/announcements/detail/579113052933850650):

A new update on official servers
FEBRUARY 9 - COMMUNITY MANAGER (JENS ERIK)
Dear Exiles,

A week ago we made the tough decision to end the partnership with our previous official server partner (see statement from 03.02.2017 for more information). Since then we’ve been working hard on getting new official servers online. You have been incredibly patient with us in this matter and we wanted to reach out and express our thanks for your patience.

We also have some good news for you. Today, when the next patch is released, we’ll start the process of bringing official servers back online.

First 81 servers will be going up in the US, with 31 European servers going up tomorrow. Servers will start with a player cap of 40, but this will increase as we monitor performance on the new hardware and are able to ensure an acceptable level of stability and server performance. The plan was for players to keep their progress, but we encountered some instances of corrupt data. Be prepared that there is a change your progress has been lost.

We are still waiting on hardware for servers on the west coast of the US, South America, Eastern Europe and Oceania. We will be receiving more hardware over the next few weeks and these servers will go up when the hardware is available. We know a lot of players in these territories are waiting for the official servers come up and we’re working hard to make that happen. We truly appreciate your patience.

We also wanted to make a comment about server settings: The settings on the official servers are not “the way we intended the game to be played”. We intended for server admins to create a wide variety of servers with different settings to players could choose a server that best fit their playstyle. We high encourage you to explore the thousands of player-run servers that are out there to find a server that suits you best.

Once again we thank you for your patience.

Your cross awaits, exiles.

Best regards,
The Conan Exiles team
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They had a couple available briefly today for testing. Still no ETA. Apparently some "database issues". https://twitter.com/ConanExiles/status/828984962393190400

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Primalchrome wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 17:40:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 15:56:
if its better than you expected, great for you. live it up
It is. I am. The five folks in our regular gaming group are as well. I refer back to my statement regarding underpowered/overloaded.....your extensive experience with QA should have made it pretty obvious that running the client and server on the same machine might be a significant factor. Then again...I really don't expect much reason out of people when they're just looking for a platform to complain.

you seem pretty defensive about it, which is quite amusing, i will admit

but try not to take it so personally, that may help

or continue to bring on the lolz, if you wish
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Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 15:56:
if its better than you expected, great for you. live it up
It is. I am. The five folks in our regular gaming group are as well. I refer back to my statement regarding underpowered/overloaded.....your extensive experience with QA should have made it pretty obvious that running the client and server on the same machine might be a significant factor. Then again...I really don't expect much reason out of people when they're just looking for a platform to complain.
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Primalchrome wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 13:15:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 15:22:
current state of the game is like a very early alpha build

the whole thing feels super janky and the performance is garbage as well, considering the output quality
I'm not sure if you've ever been a part of an alpha build of software....but your comment seems to indicate it. This game is solidly in beta. The performance can be horrible if you're connecting to an anemic server or one that is overloaded with players.

yes ive tested alphas, betas and release candidate code working as QA

and i was playing on a local server i hosted at home, single player

it runs like shit, sorry.. mobs walking in place, and rubberbanding ON A SP LOCAL SERVER.. thats retarded.. not to mention broken animations, hit-or-miss feedback, choppy as hell vegetation fx, etc. etc.

if its better than you expected, great for you. live it up

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Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 15:22:
current state of the game is like a very early alpha build

the whole thing feels super janky and the performance is garbage as well, considering the output quality
I'm not sure if you've ever been a part of an alpha build of software....but your comment seems to indicate it. This game is solidly in beta. The performance can be horrible if you're connecting to an anemic server or one that is overloaded with players.

I've built characters on a double handful of servers just testing things out and have found a couple that run very smoothly.....but a large number of them are horrifically underpowered/overloaded. It lacks a LOT of polish and content, but that's what is to be expected in beta or early access. Overally it is more stable than I expected with an adequate backend.
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Feb 6, 2017, 10:59
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I believe they went with gameservers.com for this next attempt.

I will probably give the online play a try when they get the official servers spun up. But I imagine it's going to be a while before they get everything running nice and smooth.

I really didn't enter this EA with any real expectations, I guess I'm just used to EA titles being a complete mess when they start and I'm okay with that; if I'm not or have little faith in the capabilities of the devs then I don't buy. Not an opinion shared by a lot of the folks on the Steam forums. I look at EA as a buyer beware situation but it's apparent a lot of people were expecting quite a bit more.

There is a very recent Q&A session posted up on the Steam forum right now that may be of interest to someone: http://steamcommunity.com/app/440900/discussions/0/133256240739163040/
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Feb 5, 2017, 21:33
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Squirmer wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 16:23:
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 15:33:
As a result of this we have also had to remove the 25% Lifetime Discount offer from the Barbarian Edition.

So, out of curiosity, why exactly? Because this seems more like a "The game is very popular, so we decided to charge more because we like money!" deal.
From what I can gather, this is a discount for hiring a server from PingPerfect, not a discount on the game.

Ah, that makes more sense then.
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Malvok wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 19:28:
They should have spent more time on server infrastructure and less on virtual dicks.

This is Funcom we are talking about. They suck at most things. Virtual dicks is all this game has going for it.
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 18:07:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 13:27:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 13:24:
Why don't they just use Amazon AWS? Amazon had virtually limitless scale.

Not the same thing.
I thought Amazon introduced game servers recently. I'm a bit ignorant on gaming servers so I don't really know.

I think you need to use Amazon's Lumberyard engine to take advantage.
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Re: Conan Exiles Banishes Servers
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They should have spent more time on server infrastructure and less on virtual dicks.
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HorrorScope wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 13:27:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 13:24:
Why don't they just use Amazon AWS? Amazon had virtually limitless scale.

Not the same thing.
I thought Amazon introduced game servers recently. I'm a bit ignorant on gaming servers so I don't really know.
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Feb 5, 2017, 17:49
 
Checked in for the dick jokes. I am pleased.
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Feb 5, 2017, 17:05
 
The dong physics were overloading the severs, they're working on it though.
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Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2017, 15:33:
As a result of this we have also had to remove the 25% Lifetime Discount offer from the Barbarian Edition.

So, out of curiosity, why exactly? Because this seems more like a "The game is very popular, so we decided to charge more because we like money!" deal.
From what I can gather, this is a discount for hiring a server from PingPerfect, not a discount on the game.
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Feb 5, 2017, 16:22
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Feb 5, 2017, 16:22
 
Looks like they are off to a great start. It was also probably impossible to anticipate server demands during development for a gig like Funcom where the number one rule for employment is incompetence. You just gotta suck at what you do with those guys. In other gigs it's "up or out". At Funcom it's "suck or out".

Oh well, there's always fun to be had when watching a train wreck and watching them squirm and squeal. The first nails have already been driven into the coffin. Can't wait for the next loser moves from these clowns.
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