9:02pm EST - Unfortunately, around the 8 hour point, server performance started dropping significantly. By the 9 hour point, we had to wipe again.
3:06pm EST - Just crashed again, working on bringing it back up. Had to switch ip's, new IP: client.connect 126.96.36.199:28015
2:53pm EST - As we got closer to 100 people server performance starting taking a massive dip. I just restarted to lower the slots to 75 max and loaded the map. Hopefully this will hold strong now.
2:26pm EST - We experienced one of the infamous mass drops a couple minutes ago. Performance may be dipping as we approach 100 people in the server. Crafting is still working and stuff was in the storage boxes after restart, so thats good at least.
1:51pm EST - We've been running smooth for about an hour and a half now with around 50 people in the server. Noticed some door issues (see below). Lets see if this continues to hold up over the next couple hours.
12:36pm EST - I'm going to keep this brief for the time being. A server update just came out about 20 minutes ago that should fix a whole bunch of stuff. I updated and wiped our server and am actively testing now. I'll be posting my notes below as I have them. Feel free to join in on the testing!
5 hours since wipe: This update appears to have improved performance somewhat. We haven't started experiencing crafting lag or time of day screw ups yet. That being said, there are still some issues. Once we got over 75 people, people started complaining about lag more and more. I restarted and dropped to 75 slots max and it appears to be holding. Also, we're still experiencing the mass drop issue (it's happened twice so far). Everyone drops from the server and continues to drop every couple of minutes till the server is restarted. Thankfully, wood storage boxes are saving items now between restarts.
The real test on this is how performance holds up over the next several hours. I will keep on top of it and post updates as I have them.
9 hours since wipe: Performance dropped massively over the previous hour and got so bad we had to wipe again. This is better than the last update but still not good.
Wood storage working again
Since Friday, wood storage crates have been wiping items when the server restarts. This is now officially fixed and makes the mass drop issue a lot less painful.
A couple issues are still showing up around doors. I've had several reports of doors not opening immediately. Waiting a bit or relogging causes them to update.
Also, if you upgrade a door with a lock on it, you still cannot get through the door without ducking. The lock is no longer floating like it did previously, but it seems like it is still blocking in spirit. Locking and unlock the door fixes this issue.
Airdrops are coming regularly, however, people cannot open the loot crates which drop.
Getting reports of people randomly dropping dead. I have not experienced this personally and it could just be people getting shot by arrows or dying of hunger and not noticing. That being said, the number of reports I've gotten leads me to believe there is an actual issue here. If you have any more info on this, please comment below.
Update: I did experience this happening while I was standing in my house before. As I commented below, there was a similar bug happening the other month. Something weird is definitely going on here.
I am also getting a bunch of reports of invisible players. I have confirmed these are not hackers, just legitimate players who have happened to go invisible for other players around. Relogging fixes the invisibility, however, invisible players won't have much motivation to go visible again.
Disconnected players still stand
If someone is near you and disconnects from the server, they will stay standing. If you are not near them when they disconnect, they will appear in the sleeping position.