Ok, so this is the 2nd night in a row I can't log in because I'm stuck on Starting Game. The only permafix for this is a map wipe, but even then it'll recur because electricity is enabled. I get that, and I sympathize. In lieu of that, you can set up scheduled restarts every few hours. This would be beneficial for multiple reasons:
1. When server is full, would give players the chance to hop in at a certain time, meaning players on can't just be afk for hours
2. Memory leaks ARE an issue in this game, and scheduled restarts do help with lag/desync issues
3. Would allow us to know how much time we need to kill before the server is playable again, since now it's just whenever you guys wake up and get around to it. So I'm just SOL until probably 9AM my time
I really hope this is implemented, and please don't take this as a personal attack. TFP screwed up a LOT with a16, and while I'm frustrated that I can't play on my new favorite server, I understand that the issue lies at TFP's feet. You guys are just doing what you can with what they've given you.
Thanks for reading.