Jamie
Due to many issues with the ARK server software, server usage and the constant hand holding ARK requires I am sad to announce we have discontinued ARK for other future projects.
As a team we want to provide you good gaming servers that run correctly without us having to intervene and fix things all the time. We run linux servers and ARK's server does not work well with linux and it won't ever due to the way Wildcard is.
I'm sorry that we have to close ARK like this but it's not worth the amount of money we are putting in for hosting the servers.
Expect different servers to take over ARK!

Jamie
Due to continued issues with ARK and multiple servers we are removing two of the ARK servers and we will only be managing one from now on. 
This has been a long drawn out decision but due to ARK been ever so heavy on our system resources when not in use it's not worth keeping them all going.
Valguero will continue to operate / update / receive support but effective immediately we are shutting down the other two servers. Just a note to people who want to run ARK servers. Don't they are a pain in the arse and totally not worth it.
 
We hope you understand that this decision is to bring newer servers to JR instead of just keeping a broken server cluster bogging us down.

Jamie
We heard, we listened to all the comments about our recent ARK update, it was great to play ARK with you and I'll be on for an hour or so after this post.
We have changed the following with our ARK servers:
Added ARK Map Recovery script.  Due to the way ARK updates mods, some times it resets the map, this has been a known bug for ages with ARK. We are mitigating this bug by checking if the map has reset every 5 minutes. If a map reset occurs our automated system with recover the map with the previous map.  IF you see our ARK map reset, give it 5 minutes and log back in, it should be back to where you left off. Added save script ARK has a habit of not saving enough. We have added a script that forces ARK to save every 5 minutes to ensure we don't loose anything Added additional mods https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1783308979 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1231538641 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1260983937 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1404697612 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1135049053 We hope this adds to your experience and we hope you enjoy the changes. We will be looking at all your suggestions. If you have any please post them at https://suggest.jrnetwork.net/ 

Jamie
We are making some major changes to our ARK servers, please understand what we have done is for the best of our servers and to bring new users in to JR.
The Island has now changed to Valguero Structures Plus has been removed as 90% of the functionality is now in Vanilla ARK Because of the change with Structures Plus the maps have auto reset, we can not do anything about this Structures Plus was the cause of map resets from what we can see so we have removed it to ensure that this doesn't happen again A script has been handcoded by myself to Auto recover if the map resets due to the mod updater (generally again caused be S+) this will be in place and will monitor our map files to ensure nothing will be lost. We have increased difficulty on all servers The following mods are now installed on all servers:  https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730142272 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=870709781 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=821530042 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=754885087 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=793605978 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=751991809 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1184731864 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=916807417 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711047840 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=736236773 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=895711211 We understand that some of these changes will upset really old players but we need to bring activity back to our ARK servers and we are working hard at this. We are now advertising on sites to bring more users to JR and hopefully with all the changes we have just made it'll create a fun environment back to JR.
We will be actively playing and monitoring servers. If you have other suggestions please go to https://suggest.jrnetwork.net/ Any issues please post them at https://arkhub.jrnetwork.net or at #gameserverhelp in our discord channel https://discord.jrnetwork.net 

Jamie
Conan has been growing and attracting new players, which we are very happy about.
A couple of things have come up and we need to outline a few rules about the server. Just a note in relation to the server game type, we are making the server PVE. We did have PVE Conflict but we have agreed for the mean time to make it just PVE. In the future when the server grows we might have conflict days where we fight against each other as a community.
Have you played on our server yet? If not join us here: https://servers.jrnetwork.net/
 
All rules / guidelines specific to Conan will be located here and will be available soon:
https://jrnetwork.net/help/serverwiki/conan-exiles/
Please note all JR rules apply to every service we run, you can find these rules here:
https://jrnetwork.net/guidelines