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Figured out why my NA server is such a piece of crap, they're now provisioning cheap servers in Europe and naming them NA thinking no one will know. https://www.battlemetrics.com/servers/ark/11708239

How unethical can a company get, provisioning cheap servers in EU and naming them NA thinking no one will notice.
Blatant lying to customers is now the norm for "Wild Card"

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1 hour ago, MostSpy said:

Figured out why my NA server is such a piece of crap, they're now provisioning cheap servers in Europe and naming them NA thinking no one will know. https://www.battlemetrics.com/servers/ark/11708239

How unethical can a company get, provisioning cheap servers in EU and naming them NA thinking no one will notice.
Blatant lying to customers is now the norm for "Wild Card"

That IP resolves in the US. Battlemetrics appears to be using the address of the owner.

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On 6/21/2021 at 11:01 AM, MostSpy said:

Figured out why my NA server is such a piece of crap, they're now provisioning cheap servers in Europe and naming them NA thinking no one will know. https://www.battlemetrics.com/servers/ark/11708239

How unethical can a company get, provisioning cheap servers in EU and naming them NA thinking no one will notice.
Blatant lying to customers is now the norm for "Wild Card"

All joking aside: Why do you even asume servers in Europe are cheaper and crappier than servers in the US? In worst case you have a bit more ping but that does not mean it is not good. Even then, ping is affected by about everything between you an the server: In some cases a remote server can be better than the one behind 5 hubs one block away...

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I'd like to point out that this thread is on the internet, including the post that did the actual IP location. I'm too lazy to do the trace myself, so I feel pretty good about accepting this new information. :)

I dig the OP reaction, as it would be understandable to assume Battlemetrics was giving traceroute info and not registar location info, as the former would be the only relevant information... so why even show it otherwise. Hell, I thought they were in Germany because of that, but never thought to do the trace. I wasn't bent out of shape by it, as I am not paying for those official servers, anymore than I am paying for the unofficial servers I could choose to enjoy this game on.

I think getting habitually pissy with Wildcard is 'a thing' that some people put more stock into than I. Wildcard is a company doing their business. If I like their product, I will give it my time until such time as I do not like that product. Hell, I expect to not like a game after a certain period of time. I put about 173 hours into Fallout 4... a GREAT game. I got more than my money spent in enjoyment. I've played 2366 hours of ARK, for about the same expenditure (adding in all the FO4 deluxe variants and season pass).

Yet, some people with tons of hours in this game wants to wave the Red Flag and rouse the rabble for some kind of community Revolution, as if they were somehow duped into spending their time and tricked into having fun for over 1000 hours.

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I consider the very existence of those official servers to be outside of what I paid for when I bought the game, since the game has SP and dedicated server apps where I can enjoy the game as coded. Others can respectfully disagree.

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