Hi Ark Community,
I am new to running a server and have been learning as I go after deciding to run my our server for a small group of friends. I understand the cross ark transfers and have done it in single player using the terminals. I see conflicting information about cluster server on PS4 (and in general). My questions are:
1) Do I get a second server or add slots to my existing server? Are both viable options? I read different answers. Some people say second server, some people say more slots.
2) If I add slots to my existing server to cluster, do both maps run at the same time (i.e. our Island Map and new Map both will be active) or can I turn only one on?
3) If I have two servers, as long as the Cluster ID and all the cross ark options are appropriately enabled is there any reason this wouldn't work? If I have two servers and change this setting: NoTransferFromFiltering (Blocks down - and uploads from servers, which are not in your cluster) does it matter if I Cluster? The server has a password, so its not like anyone else is transferring to it.
4) Will using single player settings prevent transfer - I know single player characters can't be transferred, but it is generalized to the setting as well?
Thank you so much for the help.