The Reserved Player Slots feature as provided by the Cloud-based Server Manager, will allow you to prioritize your players, allowing certain players to join the server - even while it is full. This is hoped to be useful for during high-population servers, during peak hours.
How does it work?
As the server owner, you provide the CBSM with your maximum player count. You also choose a number of slots to reserve. Any player is able to occupy these player slots - and choosing a high number, will not impact your maximum player count.
However, if the server is full - and a player with the "Reserved Slot" permission joins, it will look at the players occupying the reserved slots, and kick the player who joined most recently. This allows the special player to gain access.
When a player joins, and they are occupying a 'reserved slot', the server will announce this. As other players leave the server, players occupying the reserved slots will move down the list - and eventually not occupy a reserved slot at all; at which point they are not at risk of being kicked.
Here is an example:
If your player capacity is 30, and you have set 5 slots as reserved, the 26th player to join your server will be using reservation slot #1. If a special player with the 'Reserved Slot' permission joins at this time - there will be no impact. However, the 30th player to join your server, will be using reservation slot #5. If a special player joins at that time, whoever is occupying reservation slot #5, will be kicked. If any of the other 29 players leave the game, the player who was using reservation slot #5, will now be using reservation slot #4.
How do I get started?
At this time, the feature is available to licensed users only. The settings are configured from the CBSM Configurations page - within the 'Server Settings' section of the General Settings tab.
The following fields must be configured:
- Maximum Player Slots
- Reserved Player Slots [L]
How do I assign a player with this "Reserved Slot" Permission?
To provide a player with the ability to join the server, even while it is full, they require the following permission: Player - Enable use of Reserved Slots
To apply a permission to a player, click onto their name from the server player list. While on the players profile page, click 'Manage Permissions' underneath the player's avatar image.