Why are servers hosted at a player's residence not allowed?

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  • I’m just curious as to the exact reasoning behind this ruling. I assume a major reason is because of ping advantages the hosting player would have, but that can really be said about anyone who lives close to a server group. A player who lives in a server center in the USA, like Dallas or Chicago, would get essentially the same advantages as a player hosting in their house. Thanks for your time.

  • Because of routing. If you live in the middle of nowhere with .8 upload speed, that would make it terrible for everyone involved. Hosting the server on a dedicated server vs your cheap 2010 laptop is also a consideration. DDoS protections is something that is heavily involved as well. Last but not least, you don’t want to publicly give out your IP address.

    just a few of the reasons off the top of my head.

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