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FAQ - README

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:00 pm
by JimDeadlock


You can also find this info in the #faq-readme Discord channel.


  1. When is wipe?

    First Thursday of the month at approximately 19:00 UK time - when Facepunch is ready. It happens automatically as soon as the Oxide (mods) update becomes available. It takes 7 minutes.

    Wipe date/type is announced in game chat hourly.

    You can watch #svr-alerts for live notifications.


  2. When is BP wipe?

    Every 2 months.

    Full BP wipe: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
    Map only: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec


  3. When does Raid Week start?

    The Friday before wipe, at 00:00 UTC.

    There's an on-the-hour game-chat announcement of the date/time when Raid Week starts. On the final day of the wipe we have Rocket Day (see below).


  4. What is Raid Week?

    Most of the time this is a "carebear" server with safety features to protect noob/casual players. For the final week we switch these protections off and GO HAM, for more of a vanilla experience.

    Before Raid Week (most of wipe)

    Raid (except twig and a few other items - see #11 below)
    Harm players (or be harmed) in PvE mode
    Burn anything
    Launch MLRS
    Buy SAM sites (until 2 days before RW)
    + /remove
    + Join if you are a new gamebanned player (PvE locked until approved by JimDeadlock)

    During Raid Week (last week of wipe)

    /remove (to discourage players from hiding loot behind HQM walls)
    Join if you are a new gamebanned player
    + Raid (all)
    + PvP (everyone)
    + Everything else, vanilla style

    Rocket Day (last day of wipe)

    + Raid, PvP
    + Free, unlimited rockets (all types)
    + /mymini (spawn mini, no fuel needed)
    + /remove
    + Free Build (have a few of each resource in your inventory, build unlimited)
    + Unlimited team size, if you want to zerg a big base
    + Join after wipe if you are a new gamebanned player


  5. How many players are here?
    • All time peak: 45
    • Regular peak (eg. early wipe): 35
    • Most evenings/weekends: 25
    • Off-peak: 15
    Check out the stats page for full details.

    Pro Tip: the 'Now' page shows who is currently in-game (switched off during Raid Week).


  6. This server has no EAC, is it for hackers?

    EAC is disabled primarily for Linux players to join. Windows users are welcome too. Some players have bans on their profiles - they have nowhere else to play so don't hassle them about it.

    If you've come here to cheat you will be promptly banned. Try me.

    Please PM JimDeadlock on Discord about any cheating-related issues, do not discuss it in open chat.


  7. When will Linux get EAC?

    Probably never.

    This was addressed in the October 2022 Facepunch Blog.

    If, by some miracle, Linux does get EAC one day then we will switch the server to EAC and join the big boys on the in-game server list.


  8. Are there any other non-EAC servers with more PvP?

    No.

    There are other non-EAC servers but they are all empty, most of them are test servers. This is the only active non-EAC server.

    If you are looking for a busy PvP environment without EAC you are on a wild goose chase. It does not exist, and never will. Several times over the years players from here have set up their own PvP-focused non-EAC servers to "fill the gap in the market". None of them lasted even one full wipe, they sat empty. Nobody is interested.


  9. Can we have a smaller map to encourage more PvP?

    No.

    Most players here do not enjoy PvP. 50% of them are not even capable of it because they have chosen PvE mode. Making the map smaller would make no difference at all. The only result would be 90% of the players being angry about losing building space and monuments, while the other 10% would still be frustrated about not finding any PvP, even on a smaller map.

    "But how do you know if you haven't tried it?" - because others have tried it (see above).


  10. Can we have more [raiding time, gather rates, decay, daylight, backpack space, etc etc]?

    No.


  11. Why was my [item] destroyed before Raid Week?

    These items are always destructible:

    twig; sleeping bag/towel/bed; box (large/small); prison cell/chainlink gate/wall; external gate/wall; tool cupboard; autoturret; landmine; watchtower.


  12. Why can't I buy a SAM site?

    SAM sites go on sale at the Outpost 2 days before Raid Week. We don't want no-fly zones all over the place.


  13. Why do I see Amsterdam II when I press <esc>?

    It's the default screen for servers that don't have a description. You will see this if you connected via the in-game F1 console. If you connect via the Steam server list then you're more likely to see the proper Deadlock banner/description, but it can be unreliable.


  14. How do I get PvE/PvP mode?

    You can switch once per wipe at who.deadlock.com.


  15. What is a Goldmember and how do I get it?

    It's a way for you to support the server and look cool: gold.deadlock.com.