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The ARK: SE Test Night™ did not proceed “without a hitch”. We now have a new server configuration and the server database will be wiped. Hopefully that will be the last time we do that.

The technical end of the server worked well, the hardware and software performed well. Latency, lag, hit registration, all those things appeared to be fine.

The current plan is to have an ARK: Survival Evolved game night every other week on “off” weeks when we don’t host our regular Game Nights™. However, this is not a decision I should be making on my own, so please contribute to that discussion and vote on the idea here.

In ARK: SE the game is played on maps, much like we are used to with other FPS games, but in ARK: SE they are called “arks”. Each of them is it’s own persistent world. We should figure out if we want to play each map one at a time until we grow tired of each one, or whether we should handle them the same way we do maps in FPS games and alternate between them randomly or by vote.

You will find that discussion here. Your input would be appreciated.

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The plan for the next Game Night™, January 25, is to run a Natural Selection 2 Test Night™. The server has been successfully launched and given a bit of a test, thanks to PKGage and Saltine. I think we’re good to go.

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Love Makes You Stubborn

I was having a nice little chat with a friend of mine. We were kibitzing, as we often do. He had a bee in his bonnet. He was on the hunt for answers and he wouldn’t give up.

We both came to the conclusion that he was a stubborn guy, and he made the remark that he was only like that with things he liked, not so much when he was in school.

And that’s when it hit me. That’s why you need to love something to be truly successful. Talk to any truly successful artist, athlete, politician, lawyer, mother, engineer, mechanic, carpenter, husband, wife—if they are truly good at what they do, they are good because they love what they do.

Love makes you stubborn. Love makes you keep going and not give up when you fail, make mistakes, or hit a roadblock. Love makes you search for answers to questions and solutions to problems. If you aren’t stubborn there is no way you can be truly great at anything.