Are there any Populated servers?

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    Hello, I used to play starmade a few years ago and decided I wanted to come back and see the new content.
    Eh... The newest content isn't really all that good...

    Your numbers aren't legit unless you only logged on once and it was like 4am.
    I have to disagree there... I look at the values every time I log on, and his estimate is about right. The last few updates, you're lucky if you see 10 people on a single server. Most servers are now 0-2 people online who ignore chat entirely. And you KNOW my numbers are legit cos of how long I've been around (Though if you look up my old account, Twylite_Fang, you'll see just how long I've been around, that being a little over 4 years at this point, since november 2014)
     

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    Hello, I used to play starmade a few years ago and decided I wanted to come back and see the new content.

    However the most populated server I can find has 5 people in it. Is the game's community dying? or are the populated servers whitelist only or something.

    Thanks
    The game is a niche one, and development has been protracted. The game's community is small, but it is not dying. The forums here have regular activity, the Discord server is active, there is a trickle of posts in the subreddit. There are some public servers that get low to middle double digits, there are some white listed ones that get about the same, and there are private ones that have more. I would hazard a guess that most people playing Starmade play in their own little universes.
     
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    lol you guys are like Trump FAKE NEW FAKE NEW.

    Why not just say it as it is. Yes the community and as such player population is severely depleted. Some players retain a belief that the universe update will fix "everything" but many players has also left giving up on starmade.

    StarMade - Steam Charts
     

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    lol you guys are like Trump FAKE NEW FAKE NEW.

    Why not just say it as it is. Yes the community and as such player population is severely depleted. Some players retain a belief that the universe update will fix "everything" but many players has also left giving up on starmade.

    StarMade - Steam Charts
    Well, what do you expect, every so often someone comes in to say the community is dead. :P Gets tiring after a while.

    And I believe some folks in here have said it like it is.
     

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    You used to play before (but never made a docks account... or it was banned) and you just came back and your only and most important question is:

    "This game is so ded!"

    Yeah, I buy that. You're totally for real.
    You do understand that there was another forum before docks?
     

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    You do understand that there was another forum before docks?
    Pretty certain that the old accounts were rolled into the new. But I honestly can't remember. :P

    It's entirely possible that the OP never made a forum account, and just played the game. Most games are like that, the majority of players never chat on the official forums. It's also entirely possible that MacThule is correct and it's someone just passive-aggressively trolling. Much like your yawning over there. :P
     
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    No they didn't. I still get harassed by them on places like Reddit.
    you should stop giving a shit about the maybe 5 annyoing "meany pvps" that are left in this game. Also it doesnt matter if the account is legit or not, he right. There are no populated servers, you will never see more than 4 people online at a time and the game is pretty dead. Which is a shame since its fun but not making progress.
    But what do i know, maybe am an alt just trying to harass you
     

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    you should stop giving a shit about the maybe 5 annyoing "meany pvps" that are left in this game. Also it doesnt matter if the account is legit or not, he right. There are no populated servers, you will never see more than 4 people online at a time and the game is pretty dead. Which is a shame since its fun but not making progress.
    But what do i know, maybe am an alt just trying to harass you
    Brierie, or however it is spelled, has more than 4 on a consistent basis.

    And it's not always easy to "stop giving a shit" about people who look for you to harass you.
     

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    Drama aside; many would say that interest in StarMade started to take a nose dive when Schine stopped responding to the forums and essentially ignoring all input; constructive or not. Yes; I know they switched to discord for updates/feedback but I think it's very telling that the creators of StarMade saw fit to abandon a forum that was basically designed for their game.

    Now, the best we can do is wait for 2020 (or later... :confused:) and hope they release something (anything) that will revive the multi-player portion of this game before it is completely eclipsed by all the other 3D voxel games coming out of the wood-works. While I'll always be "technically" loyal to the StarMade brand of voxel games, I'll be doing other things to occupy my time until they get their act together.
     

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    Drama aside; many would say that interest in StarMade started to take a nose dive when Schine stopped responding to the forums and essentially ignoring all input; constructive or not. Yes; I know they switched to discord for updates/feedback but I think it's very telling that the creators of StarMade saw fit to abandon a forum that was basically designed for their game.
    yes, discord... shitposting central in general - also the channel specific to starmade is populated by a lot of people that were banned and / or have "left" the game from what ive seen.
    much like some servers that went right down the pan in the last couple of years - their admins were primarily taking advice from people on discord who didnt even play the game - nevermind on their server.

    says a lot about the state of things.
     
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    yes, discord... shitposting central in general - also the channel specific to starmade is populated by a lot of people that were banned and / or have "left" the game from what ive seen.
    much like some servers that went right down the pan in the last couple of years - their admins were primarily taking advice from people on discord who didnt even play the game - nevermind on their server.

    says a lot about the state of things.
    My server is new. And I can only just claim stable for a week (thanks to forum help making it stable) however I'm getting a lot of regular players. Some I've never seen, but the logs show them logging on regularly, and building. The other day I even had 9 players online at once!! I have one guy who logs on a couple of times a day and crashes the server at a planet... But for now I'm happy my scripts are getting a good testing. And have a underhanded plan to deal with him in the long term ;)
     
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    Wow this thread got really toxic fast Lol. I came here asking the same questions as this fellow and I am happy I got my answer.