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MUST READ: Private Lobbies 101
By ~Enlightened One
Are you constantly being "disconnected" from a server who clearly doesn't want you?
Or maybe you are forced to kick millions of innocent people because you just want to play with friends-only?
These are huge predicaments of this community, it must ailed immediately, let me guide you toward salvation!
Why does this guide require existance?
I once joined a lobby of people playing this wonderful game.
I suddenly got a "Server Disconnection" from them.
I went to a different group.
Same thing.
Another night I played the game.
Some random guy said "Kick Him" in the chat.
"Sorry, nothing personal but can you not be in this group?"
It came to the point that one day I joined a random lobby and...
...They screamed at me in an attempt to annoy me to get off.

((These are all true stories by the way)).

It was then I realized that this feature needed to be proclamed to the world.
That it is my duty to educate the public in preventing another sad soul from this.
To declare my knowledge to all those willing to find it.
A journey of unprecedented lessons follow:
How to open a Private lobby:
Opening a lobby that your designated-thieves can enjoy yet doesn't appear in the public lists is easier than drowning yourself with a bathroom sink.

Follow these simple steps and you'll not only make a lot of innocent Monacans happy, but keep yourself hands free with the random players joining:
  • STEP ONE: Select your desired level and press the "x" button (Or Gamepad Equivalent).

  • STEP TWO: You will now see a list of lobbies already open, ignore this and press the "x" button (Or Gamepad Equivalent) a second time.

  • STEP Three: Here you have parameters for publicity and person count. Swap "PUBLIC" for "PRIVATE" and press the Space Bar (Or Gamepad Equivalent) to open up your lobby.

That's all there is to it! Congratulations!
How to add a person to a Private Lobby:
Well now, if all you could do was open one up but not invite anyone, you may as well drown yourself with a glass of lemonade to achieve a less redundant result.

To invite personages to your lobby, simply press "X" (Or Gamepad Equivalent).
You'll then see a lobby options menu like:
Select "INVITE FRIEND" and you'll be able to invite people on your friends list in no time. AMAZING!

There's also a nifty tool for changing the level without closing the lobby, in-case an improper one was selected.
How to avoid joining a "Wannabe Private" Lobby:
Strictly speaking you can't....
If you are disconnected before the level begins, don't join that lobby again, they likely kicked you.

I can only pretty much disclose one tip: if the lobby has anything less than four total players, it's pretty much a wannabe, so lobbies like this one with only 2 players available:
Should be avoided. They tried their best but they haven't figured it out on their own, nor have they read this guide. Let them drown in our tears of just wanting to play.
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Zerotoinfinity May 13, 2016 @ 1:49pm 
ryryrecords Nov 25, 2015 @ 6:16pm 
Two metaphors about drowning... I liked this
Leobɐwts Nov 20, 2015 @ 11:43am 
Well that's quite obvious to me, but i suppose some people didn't know that :GDNormal:
Vellaroque Nov 3, 2015 @ 4:15am 
you sir, are the saint
Mcchonald's Deeseburger Jun 19, 2015 @ 7:38pm 
lol It was a joke :p
~Enlightened One  [author] Jun 19, 2015 @ 6:35pm 
I've never played Don't Starve so any apparent "product placement" would be unintentional.
Mcchonald's Deeseburger Jun 18, 2015 @ 8:34pm 
Don't starve product placement
pocico Jun 17, 2015 @ 1:20pm 
Sometimes people have trouble connecting, so it's not always that you are being kicked. FYI.
FRAYDOME N LIVER TEA Jun 15, 2015 @ 2:58pm 
lol very nice
CuteC4 Jun 13, 2015 @ 8:55am 
is easier than drowning yourself with a bathroom sink.
* I was eating some pudding and almost choked....*
Thanks, nice guide
Can you maybe make a guide for newbs? there is no guide for new peeps.... like what the heck is "hide" for the gentleman.... and I see all these switches In the game , I dont know what they are... or about different alarm types, maybe I'm just dumb, but I played 3 hours and Im just following people XD
it's ok, I mean you dont have to make it, but if anyone sees this and wants to make a guide, please make one for starter PLEASE \(>v<)/