The game hosting companies cost maybe 20 - 30 dollars less than going the dedicated route, while you get the lovely priviledge of having to share the hardware you're on with other customers also paying for sub-par performance, too many instances running on the machine you're on. This results in crap performance (read: unplayable) for games that place a high demand on servers, especially in the case of Squad, with regular dips in server TPS to levels where rubberbanding of everything occurs. Aside from having to share your hardware, there's the fact many of you game hosting providers knowingly advertise specific hardware as capable of running Squad and offer "Squad servers" for rent that have CPUs that are known and tested to be too slow in IPC / single core performance to properly run the game with a full 80-man server.
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What does this have to do with server hosts running too many instances on a box, getting shit performance, then blaming it on a host of unrelated crap, including blaming OWI? Cus, you know, that has happened plenty of times so far. Which is what the various hosters in this wider community have been discussing amongst each other for the past few years.
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Indeed you don't - because renting one dedicated server box that you can run two full 80-man Squad servers on doesn't cost that amount of money; more like +/- $150, the exact amount depending on who you go with / what sort of rig you want to rent. If you only want to run one 80-man server, for example, you can go for a cheaper package and get one for around $100.
I have been in / been part of the beginning of several communities in this game, and am currently part of the staff for a UK clan, and one of the few with direct access to our box. I have been part of this game's community for the past few years. I know others who have been hosting their own servers for the game since it was possible to do so. And to call me out here as "not being so smart" with all the flat-out idiotic crap you're posting, here? Hilarious.
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