Changed URL to R86.NL

I changed the website’s name and URL to R86.nl
Here is the reason:

Drumdevil.nl referred to the nickname I use the most in games. It was made back in the day… when I still was a fanatic drummer. That doesn’t apply anymore (I still play the drums sometimes), and I go by many more nicknames now.

I also wanted a shorter domain name, and want to keep just one domain name.

Purge OneDrive

I hate it when after a fresh Windows 10 install, OneDrive is installed automatically as well. From time to time it pops up, wanting you to sign in or setup an account. Even when you disabled the automatic startup function.

It is annoying as hell plus I never use it, so I wanted to get rid of it. You can’t remove it the “normal” way, so I made a batch file that does it for you.

And for people regretting the decision of removing it, I made another batch that reinstalls it.

old Spacebuild Garry’s Mod map released

I pulled an old map from the dust: sb_spatium.

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A fan called Jim e-mailed me and said that he got this map from garrysmod.org where I uploaded it back in 2012.
The map itself was finished in 2010.

Jim’s email motivated me to release it again on the Steam workshop.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=763593205

Power failure

Hey everyone,

Tonight between 19:00 (7 pm) and 23:45 (11:45 pm) UTC +1, the Unturned, Minecraft, Ark and webserver were offline due to a power failure.

A component on the power distribution board failed, which had to be replaced by the power network operator.

The server is back online.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

On what hardware are the gameservers hosted?

All the game servers I offer and this website are hosted on the same, and heavily customized server.

Most parts are scrapped from other, older servers from work. I selected the best parts from them, bought a separate SuperMicro motherboard so the usable components wouldn’t be limited by vendor and space restrictions.

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Some of the parts

ARK server taming speed

After a request regarding the fact that holiday season is over and school (or work) started again for many, I increased the dino’s taming speed another 50%.

So the taming speed is now twice as fast as the default settings.

ARK Server tweaks

I tweaked some settings on the server to be a little more accommodating towards players that don’t have all the time in the world to play, yet keeping the game challenging.

These are the tweaks:

– Difficulty changed: NPC’s now spawn with a max level of 60, instead of 36.
– Taming speed increased by 50%.
– Harvesting speed increased by 50%
– Health of resources increased 100%. For example, trees take twice as long to chop down, but give twice the amount of wood/thatch. That means less walking.

I left the XP multiplier unchanged, because the changes above will already give you XP slightly faster.

Ark server

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Now hosting an ARK server!

Me and my friends started playing Ark, and we would like to meet more people on our server.

We’re quite a friendly bunch, and it would be great to find other players and tribes, learn and trade with them, go on adventures, etc.

If you are up for it, join the unofficial server Drumdevil’s Ark.

Everyone is welcome!

 

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The server’s launch date was a couple of weeks earlier than when this post was made.