This is gonna be a very controversial topic for Supporters, and I already know that.
Currently, Township is in a bit of an issue in regards to Server populations. Any Supporter can create a Server with minimal effort, set it up and post it in Community Servers. This creates a massive amount of server supply, which is far too much for the player population demand. This has caused the issue of spreading the player population over too many servers, leading to many of the Community servers being underpopulated because the general playerbase is too spread out.
Now, there is a very simple but overwhelmingly controversial way of fixing this issue, and that is revoking the “become a Supporter and get your own Server feature”. I’m sure you can imagine what kind of uproar this would cause within the Community for all the players who Supported mainly for a Server. Thus, I am not proposing this fix, but instead somewhere in between.
I propose that player run servers should be split into two categories: Limited and Full.
Limited would be the out-of-the-gate Server every Supporter gets. This Server cannot be set to public access, and can only allow 5-10 (not decided on a final player limit) players on at a time, and would also not allow the admin to access Flycam when that feature is released to admins. This would allow those who get Servers to play with their friends in private to continue doing this, but not allowing them to flood the Server population or access Flycam to breeze through the new content (e.g. The Forest).
Full servers would need to be voted for by the Community to be “promoted” through the Feedback forum or in the Launcher. Full servers should only be put forward for promotion or voting when the population demands it. Full servers would simply be what every Supporter has right now.
I hope that this idea manages to strike a middle ground between benefiting the wider population of Township, and appeasing those who Support for a Server