I have identified and fixed the issue in the Dirtsand server. This is a most interesting bug in that the player creation succeeds and there is no error, but there was a copy/paste mistake in the error checking code for the very last step of avatar creation on the server. This mistake caused the server to mistakenly report to the client a failure when there is really not one. Hence, you see the successfully created avatar when restarting the game. I'll see about redeploying dirtsand here on Gehn in the next few days. For now, ignore any player creation errors
. This is certainly not the cause of the problem on Minkata, which uses a different server software, however.