I am new to this stuff, but followed the guide posted on Steam by Funcom for setting up a dedicated server, just on the same machine as the game client is installed on. I did this as I currently have no internet at home (newly constructed home, and only local provider is taking their time), so brought my laptop to work and used the work wi-fi to d/l game and steamcmd file. I have no issues getting into the game with my server, my issue is every time I turn the game off and back on, I have to create a new character. It doesn't save my progress. I tried creating a character, ran him up to the edge of the oasis, put down a bed and updated spawn point, then closed to the main menu. When I logged back in, my character respawned right where I left him, so it is only when I close the game client completely (even when the server is left running). Any idea where I should start looking to fix this issue?