Yes, well I played on all these servers and frankly I don't care if it is Yrvine/Brook or whoever is behind it. Let me be clear on each one of these including Abra I found real entertainment. They were running a much closer emulator to pre-renewal as the custom Rathena one, which is based mainly on Renewal and have barely knowledge about pre-renewal. They even did change some core functions which ethical wasn't correct. You stay away with your dirty fingers changing a game already finished. It is no problem to give a server owner a choice but you just don't change core functions.
Rathena is an unethical emulator concerning Pre-Renewal, if I can avoid it, I will for sure.
If he tries again after this one I will probably be on his server again just because it is so much closer to pre-renewal and so much more fun to play. No hard delays, no renewal boosted t MVP's. Whatever he runs it is far superior above Rathena if it comes to Pre-Renewal.
Is he there for the bucks only? No, I don't think so. If I hire someone to do a job for me I pay average 80$ an hour. Something Streetlife losers can't even imagine. Don't play a game if you don't have $. Search a job develop yourself IRL first. OR just be grateful you may play some for free. A server does cost money, developing cost time. Time is money. This guy deserved any penny I gave him, though we have arguments about it. I am sure he has interest to balance things but he made himself a prisoner of the current 3tpartyusers WOE scene with their ridiculous demands. He shouldn't. I would pay his server for 3 years to get rid of those crap players who pretend they are the competitive WOE scene but in fact most of them are a lazy bunch of cheaters who would be smashed all over the place in a real WOE without support of 3thpartytools or bots. No real WOE player would see a challenge in them, they are just cheaters. Say, I use AHK. I say you are a cheater and nothing else, just a lazy lousy cheater, with no skills at all because you are afraid of a real fight without hiding behind your programs. Win or loose isn't important, giving each other entertainment that is where it is about, you don't need 3thpartyprograms for it. That is only for cheaters, it always was. There is no 2k17 pre-renewal, it stopped long time before that.
Possible he is milking this group mainly but they deserve it all. I had to leave because of allowing a 3thparty environment on the server. Openkore or AHK it doesn't matter much. They are all bots and cheaters by default. I would prefer Openkore above them even. PvM they sucked big deal except some hard workers, who should consider not to play on a server with those cheaters anyway. They are a virus scaring every legit player away and mainly responsible for killing Ro.