Every time I update my game, I use a sophisticated datastore using script that shutsdown all servers within 5 minutes. Then I upload my game and wait for the servers to die down.
After 5 minutes all servers are dead, except about 3-4 of them which has 0 players. These servers will be kept alive for eternity due to the frequent players who keeps joining and being instantly kicked. Even tho the title of the game is: DO NOT JOIN.
This causes me to have to wait for a REALLY long time until I can find a new server.
We need a game version number that doesn’t allow players to rejoin back into old servers. Not only will this cause a smooth transition but will also make it easier for developers to update their games without risking dataloss.
Allow us to deactivate the game without shutting down all servers. This creates a controlled shutdown of all servers while not allowing new players to join.
Like if you agree, this feature is long overdue.