Question Server TPS is very low with one player


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Apr 28, 2022
My server TPS is very low with only one player on. Without players, it runs fine but with players, the TPS drops to around 16 and sometimes as low as 12.

5GB of Ram
Intel i9-9900K

I am happy to post any other information
Normally, I have plugins installed however I removed all of them and they didn't make a difference to the TPS (as you can see from the /timings, there are no plugins installed)
You can also see from the /timings that the moment the player count goes to 0 the TPS immediately rises to 20
Version Output
This server is running Paper version git-Paper-"ce059b4" (MC: 1.18.2) (Implementing API version 1.18.2-R0.1-SNAPSHOT) (Git: ce059b4)