I've already left an honest review of the server http://forum.ratemyserver.net/server-reviews/novaro-32732/
, which I gave a 7/10 because honestly it's very good. It's not 10/10 because of the administrator, Nova. So this is a rant, focus on my bad experience.
So where do I start...Nova is a very short-tempered person. Anything I did got him irritated and/or annoyed. I must note here that I never called him names. A few examples are:
1- Replying to rejected suggestions or invalid bug reports.
Nova hates when you do either of these things. He basically doesn't like that you discuss something further or try to clarify things even if it's rejected. He won't immediately say that he hates when you do that, but I used to almost always do this because Nova usually rejects something without explaining why he rejects it properly, and just expects that you accept it and move on. An example of this is here: https://www.novaragnarok.com/forum/topic/4417-double-click-ammo/
. This was one of my many suggestions. At this point he had already made it more than clear to me that he doesn't like when you reply to rejected stuff, so I didn't. But you can see that he didn't explain properly why the suggestion was rejected, and another guy, himonji, asked him why, which he replied.
There are countless other suggestions that you can find where he just says "No." or doesn't reply at all. Just look at the rejected section.
Sometimes I begged for Nova to implement a suggestion, but it was more like a joke, and he got really annoyed. I did it with only 2 or 3 suggestions, I used to say something like "I can give you a piece of cake if you implement it" and link a deliciously looking cake or something. Reason I did this was because Nova loves to talk about food on discord, I was just trying to be funny and get along with him, but he got seriously irritated. If he had told me the first time this was a problem, I would've stopped, but instead he explodes after I do it a few times. So yea, I stopped doing this too.
3- He doesn't like to provide players with server information
Even simple things. Like, the server is 10x drop rate right. Then I ask him if these rates applies to galapago cap's effect. He says it should but he can't check because he can't give out these informations to players. And I'm like why?? It's my right to know as a customer how the hat works on his server! Then I ask him about the cramp card, if the rates of the server is applied to its effect or not, and he just flips out. "stop asking me these questions", "we don't check server information for players" or things like that. I think I have all the right to know these things, and he shouldn't get angry because of it. The GMs couldn't answer me these questions, redirecting me to Nova, and Nova refused to answer me. As if I was asking sensible information, I wasn't. It was simple stuff. Ultimately he said I should stop talking to him all the time because he is the server admin, he is very busy, but that it was ok to talk to him once in a while, or something along those lines. Which led me to stop talking to him on Discord because he wouldn't answer my questions anyway.
4-This is the reason I got banned. So I sent Nova a pm saying that I wanted to criticize him but not offend him because of some things. And here I'll tell you what I was criticizing him for. Basically, I told him that I felt like he cherry-picks what he wants to implement from kRO or not, even though he claims that he tries to follow kRO, and gave him a few examples, and said that it felt like false propaganda. He said things along the lines "you don't know what you're talking about", "you make assumptions that's really annoying", even though I didn't make assumptions, every thing I said was based on things he said on the forums and/or discord. If I don't know what I'm talking about, then please enlighten me. He also said "I don't know who do you think you are", "I don't need to answer your questions". Things like that, and I was like *sigh*. Basically, I can't talk to this guy, I can't criticize him, I can't ask him anything. This is f*** terrible. In the end he said I could still keep my accounts, but if I made a ruckus he would ban them as well. As if I would make a ruckus, because I always tried to contribute to this server, never tried to cause problems.
So I quit playing, not because the game is bad, but because the admin is unapproachable.
So, I don't think Nova is corrupt or a bad person per se, he does a terrific job on his server and it's very enjoyable. But he is unapproachable and very hard to deal with.