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Hi, there's a lot of noise going on around this at the moment. There's half a chance you've done it on purpose, but I feel that would be disingenuous, but it would be at least nice to know so we can mothball out servers if needed to save some cash.

The new server browser disadvantages Private servers, we've seen a significant drop in visitors which directly correlates to the new sever browser launching

We are trying to help us
You've relegated us to the second division

As a server owner we work super hard and actively to make sure players have a great time, new players we chaperone sometimes up from the beach and help them find a stick, old players we shoot to fuckery, or get shot to fuckery, or say 'Hi' and go on an adventure, and we ban cheaters, glitchers, arsehats and dicks. Actively, there and then.

As a mod for some of the DayZ Twitch streamers, we're getting questions asking 'why can't we find the servers' from people and we're having to talk them through how to find servers

Whilst I completely understand the necessity for a division between 'public' and 'private', I don't really understand why you've labelled with such cognative dissonance, nor do I understand why you have precontexualised Search (you have to know what you are looking for) or divided the favourite list (right, which set of my favourites do I want to look at)


Operating System
Windows 10 x64
Operating System Version
Game Settings
Steps To Reproduce

Go to the server list, search for 'spaggie' or 'SOS' or Dug

no results

Additional Information

Rectifications could include:##colour coding, green for public, red for private and then going back to blended lists

Most certainly rename the tabs to be more inline with what the servers are actually aggregated by (sometimes we don't get to choose our own language)

Have a single list of favourites, which is the default tab and a message on a blank list of 'you have no favourites, go fing some servers in the public and private lists and they'll appear here'

A single blended universal search result (colour coded)


Sorry to get personal on a ticket, this has been a gut punch to people who have supported BI and DayZ and I hope it's going to be changed


Event Timeline

Spaggie created this task.Jun 30 2017, 8:33 AM

!addcom !where I'f you're having trouble finding your favourite server, please click the community tab at the top of the list :

Geez changed the task status from New to Reviewed.Jun 30 2017, 12:07 PM
Geez added a subscriber: Geez.

Hello Spaggie and thank you for your feedback.
The server browser and its changes are intentional and working as intended. Currently, there are no changes planned on the design side of the browser.

Go to the server list, search for 'spaggie' or 'SOS' or Dug
no results

Clicking the community tab in the tab selection of server browser and then searching for the servers you have mentioned will find the servers - the players will have to use the community tab when searching for community servers now.


Is there a plan to make the last selected tag persistent?

Or to make the last played server persistent?

Geez added a comment.Jun 30 2017, 1:02 PM

Hello Spaggie.


Is there a plan to make the last selected tag persistent?

Do you mean the last selected tab? And what do you mean by making the last played server persistent?


If you drop out of a server, it's hard to find that server again

If you select 'community' you're always presented with 'official'

The server list doesn't hold state

Geez added a comment.Jun 30 2017, 1:25 PM

Hello Spaggie.
Pressing the Play button in menu (above the server browser) will join you into the last server you have played. Is there any specific reason why would it be more convenient to show the last played server at the top of the server browser?

If I tell you the reason for not clicking the play button you'll think that is the issue and not the server list

Very often if you just click the Play button DayZ crashes when you get to 0 in the queue

That's not the issue, the issue is that you've made the server browser list difficult to use and it's confusing a lot of people and meaning that Private Servers are going to go dark, streamers will have fewer places and less controlled places to play, new players won't experience the bast of DayZ, and the only logical extension is that DayZ will die

And that's a shame

lipek added a subscriber: lipek.Jun 30 2017, 2:42 PM

I only want my server list to only EVER be the 'community' or Private tab as I call it

Every time I log in, log out, crash, restart etc, It defaults back to 'Official'

This is a great book, it feels like you've already read it:

And you're nudging people away from Private, or "community" as you call it servers

This feels like a bit of a gut punch to your biggest supporters

Geez added a comment.Jun 30 2017, 3:47 PM

Hello Spaggie.
We do understand that the server browser might be confusing for the players now, as it is new and the players are not used to it. The reasons for the current layout are described in the dev update by Brian Hicks in this particular status report As I have mentioned above, currently there are no plans on changing the server browser now, however we are going to add some improvements to it in the future stages of development that should improve the overall experience.

Spaggie added a comment.EditedJun 30 2017, 4:21 PM

Hi Geez,

Yes I 100% understand and agree that seperating server types is the right thing to do.

I'm just consternated that you've been so punitive on private server operators

I'm glad to hear that there'll be some refactoring and refinement but literally we've gone from 80s and 90s in our 120 slots to 20

It may be this picks up as the community continues to tell people to "click the community tab" every. single. time. they. log. in.

But since the game is in Alpha, the good part is you can take onboard feedback

I'm hoping the refactoring comes soon I'm all ready somewhat irked clicking the community tab" every. single. time. I. Log. in.

In the meantime, I'm hoping not too many great servers go dark

Geez added a comment.Jun 30 2017, 4:33 PM

Thank you Spaggie, we do appreciate the feedback.