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NeoPhoenix

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Wanting of tips...
« on: Jun 28, 2007, 05:52 AM »
Yea, hi,

im new to the whole gm-ing thing. ive jus got a job in my friends new RO server, (note: not public just yet, still in beta stages), he gave me the job cause im a experienced RO player and because he trusts me. but im not really sure about how to be a good gm, i mean yea, i gathered that be nice and help ppl, but im not 100% sure of some of the commands and when to use them w/o ppl getting annoyed that i did use them. any1 hav any tips for me?

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Offline Pow

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #1 on: Jun 28, 2007, 06:19 AM »
Umm, the way I see it is there is no sure way of being a good GM. Every single server, situation and person is different and you just have to learn to adapt to all of them. Thinking on your feet is good too =p.

What might be right for one server isn't always correct for the next one, although generally :

  • People don't like excessive broadcasts, especially those that have no purpose. IE : My cat just peed in my shoe.
  • Randomly killing people / spawning high level monsters (Mainly applies to low rate servers) doesn't go down too well either.
  • Not following the rules yourself. IE : If you have a strict no flaming policy on your server, and you begin to flame somebody but mute them when they flame back - that gets on peoples nerves aswell

Anyway, I'm not going to dictate to you how to do your job, since I don't like it when people do it to me and that would be entirely hypocritical  ;D. Basically, if you think something is wrong - don't do it, if you feel its okay to do it, then it probably is :P
Divided we stand, together we fall.
There isn't any god that can save us all
So don't pray on your knees, just beg on your hands
There is no belief in this promised land

NeoPhoenix

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Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #2 on: Jun 28, 2007, 06:52 AM »
Thank You ;D,

Although ur being careful not to annoy me or be hypocritical, any advise about commands that a lvl 85 gm would hav would be very useful to me. and i would not feel at all annoyed if u were hypocritical cause i alrdy know ur not in the server, and i dun hold grudges against ppl who are giving help to those who ask for it.

Offline Pow

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #3 on: Jun 28, 2007, 08:25 AM »
Taken from eA's /conf folder :

Oh.. I put it in a spoiler because its long. Btw, these are just "stock" commands - they may have been changed by your admin, or have new ones added :


(click to show/hide)

As I said, these are just stock, they may have been changed :P
« Last Edit: Jun 28, 2007, 08:27 AM by Pow »
Divided we stand, together we fall.
There isn't any god that can save us all
So don't pray on your knees, just beg on your hands
There is no belief in this promised land

Offline Transcend

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #4 on: Jul 01, 2007, 08:57 PM »
Giving lvl80+gm to someone that isn t experienced (HIGH EXPERIANCE DEV OR MORE)is suicide

Offline NikitaDarkstar

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #5 on: Jul 09, 2007, 06:12 PM »
@h and @h2 is your friend (along with @commands) they open the help files for GM commands and you're going to learn to love them, ALOT.

As for the rest ask your friend to make a novice char (on an accoutn seperate from his main incase you screw up), go to somewhere where there isin't any pepole and just test the comamnds out.

And just for the record, I agree that giving lvl 85 GM to someone who isin't experienced is pretty much suicide, I'm not saying you can't be trusted, but you do have acess to just about everything and screwing up some of the commands you do have acess to at that level can be very, very bad.

But yhea just see if you can try the common commands out, avoid the ones that seems "dangerous" and use your common sense.. and well basic rule of thumb "do unto other as you would have them do unto you" yhea yhea cliche, but basiclly if you wouldn't like anyone doing it to you, what the hell makes you think someone else would enjoy it?

Well Good Luck to ya!

Offline PerfectDeath

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #6 on: Jul 11, 2007, 09:17 PM »
"@killmonster2" is good to use if you spawn some mobs and want to clean it up without them dropping loot/exp.

Doing "@killmonster" kills the monsters AND makes them drop items/exp.

I'm amazed about how often @killmonster is used when trying to clean up MVP spawns... <_<

Offline MilkyChan

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #7 on: Mar 20, 2008, 11:25 AM »
study hard about what the game is about so you know your stuff
find a isolated map and practice ur commands so you can preform when you need to
if you feel like you can handle the "workload" you should excuse youself and log off becouse impulsive acting can damage the server

leave @spiritball alone (it's instable)

follow tips given by the other gms, players above me... they have some great tips also
I got cookies...do you?

Offline Tears of Blood

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #8 on: Apr 22, 2008, 08:46 PM »
Ask your superiors what they expect from you. As a server owner, I wouldn't want them going on RMS for these kind of answers, I'd want them to ask me personally.

Offline GM Faith

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #9 on: Jul 06, 2008, 09:18 AM »
I think the best advise is "Don't do stupid s***"

But seriously, I'll try and make a few more relevant points.

-Don't try to be secretive, it will only cause you problems.
-Accept when you are wrong.
-Don't take things personally.
-It is impossible to please everybody, but try.
-Don't take yourself too seriously, its still just a game.
Impossible is nothing..

Offline Mewi

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #10 on: Jul 06, 2008, 09:25 PM »
Giving lvl80+gm to someone that isn t experienced (HIGH EXPERIANCE DEV OR MORE)is suicide

Being a dev does not mean you are experienced with GM commands or even being a GM :P

@NeoPhoenix:  A tip regarding devs/programmers etc... Most make lousy GMs and should be prohibited from using GM commands for the purpose of GM roles,  such as rule enforcement, events, etc.  I can understand the use of @item when bugs are taken place... But really most commands are completely unnecessary for Devs.
« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2008, 09:28 PM by Mewi »


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Offline Pandora

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #11 on: Jul 07, 2008, 09:23 AM »
Seeing as the original post is just a little over a year old, that person is probably an experienced GM by now XD

@Mewi, I think some devs can make good GMs, there's lots of well rounded people who can do a little of everything ^_^
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Offline Lore

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #12 on: Jul 07, 2008, 01:45 PM »
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

conversely,

WHAT WOULD SATAN NOT DO?

constantly ask yourself

Offline Guest

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #13 on: Jul 07, 2008, 03:01 PM »
lore >.>
tisk tisk shame on you.... random spam?




PS: my tip is, know your players really well

Offline Mewi

Re: Wanting of tips...
« Reply #14 on: Jul 07, 2008, 05:05 PM »
Seeing as the original post is just a little over a year old, that person is probably an experienced GM by now XD

@Mewi, I think some devs can make good GMs, there's lots of well rounded people who can do a little of everything ^_^

OMG I really wish people would STOP bumping ancient threads >.>"


Becoming a GM means you sacrifice a part of your soul forever, be prepared.