I'm extremely livid about the quality of g-portal's Ark service lately.
First, the inability to make backups. I take down the server for maintenance using the create backup option, and the server goes into maintenance mode but creates no backup save.
Second, I wanted to change the mating interval, but I'm greeted with a blank console.
After about 15 to 20 seconds of waiting, it loads up again normally, with one exception:
Looks like a visual glitch, right? Everything in the console looks normal except for this, and the mods tab looks normal. Wrong. I changed the mating interval and hit save, then started the server again.
I was booted to the respawn screen and every single mod I had installed is gone, which means the desert base I had on Ragnarok is gone too (made from S+).
And since g-portal obviously does not want me to make backups of my own saves, I'm left with a ruined world.