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Offline EirDaOppaiDragon

Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« on: Sep 09, 2017, 11:54 PM »
Hello everyone, I am clearly a nobody a new blood into this server creation madness that's been going on for years now. So I would like to ask, how is the community right now and what are the reception rates to new ideas implemented into RO?

As you may have not known, I just put up a hiring thread over rAthena, RMS and Midgard-Community on Friday, now Saturday night, every position has been filled.

My team currently consist of the following (focused on creating a pre-re server)

  • Core Developer
  • NPC Script Developer
  • Web Master
  • Marketing Advisor/PR-Man
- Note, this is not to control the in-game market, but on how to market the game
  • Forum Moderator

This is one of my hire's showcase: view here

So the core features we will be implement is an expansive system that co-exist with each other to survive.
This might be categorized as RP, but RO in itself has always been an RP game, it's just overshadowed now by focus on the PVP aspects.

I can not fully divulge the information on what feature we have in mind, but I can assure you that this has been thought out well and the team handling the development on this project is not your average developer.

We are also touching on areas that have not yet been seen in any other RO server (or at least for me), such as a "Hunger" system. That is one of the features that is currently being focused on right now by our team.

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We also plan ramping up the PVP scene as well as adding more spice to the already existing faction system (you'll have to wait, again, I can't divulge all of the info in one go).

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We will also implement a lot of stuff on our website, such as freebie claims and daily claims on it, you might want to ask why do we have to go to the website everyday. Well, this is one way to increase traffic, which will in turn also increase ratings elsewhere, those who know should know what I mean.

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You might ask, where are your graphic artists, where are your other members who will make the server look pretty, well, they are not important right now, we are focusing on making everything work, rather than prettying it up, even if you have the best art works in the game, it wouldn't matter if the core features are not established in a proper way anyways, so those will take a backseat.

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TL;DR - We want to make a new refreshing server, tons of features (working), and a good way to market the server. I want to ask how you, the community would receive such a venture.

---------- Recruitment thread: click me!
« Last Edit: Sep 10, 2017, 12:27 AM by EirDaOppaiDragon »

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Offline RistrettoJoe

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #1 on: Sep 10, 2017, 12:32 AM »
Mid rate servers? Trans? What's new about it. Mid rate servers die (inherently) fast unlike low rates. A successful low rate will get you the most money in a sustainable & long term way. Also, mid rate servers will be more on PVP & WOE. The "farming" aspect of the game wouldn't be too long because it has mid rates. After farming the items, what's next for the player to do?

High rate servers? I haven't played it as much as in low rate or mid rate servers. The problem in high rates especially w/ max basic levels other than the official is the balancing of skills & stats, it's pvm = questings (because highrates have mostly 100% drop, the "grind" aspect of the server is through quests)

Look at TalonRO (low rate), been online for years. NovaRO (renewal, low rate server) has been ramping up players & RMS reviews.

The game play of Ragnarok is already there, PVM - MVP - PVP & WOE. For me, it is not necessary to add highly customized stuff. The most important is the BASICS and YOU GOTTA make reasonable changes to the server along the way. There will be a lot of suggestions from players in the forums, you gotta see every suggestion because THEY are the ones playing and they have the direct feel of how the game could be better. Other suggestions are s*** so u also gotta have your own principles & preferences as a server owner.

Revo classic servers
Why did I mention revo classic servers? Idk, but it's all hyped right now even though the official servers are FAR FROM PERFECT & even though the game settings are like bundled trash. With all the s*** happening in Official Revo Classic servers, a private revo classic server can easily get players. I mentioned it because due to the hype, the demand for revo classic servers is high, and the private revo classic servers "supply" is low.

(Sorry if what I type is kinda messy, but I'm sure you can get the ideas. I just typed it in one go so that maybe I can help you as a future server admin/owner)

Offline EirDaOppaiDragon

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #2 on: Sep 10, 2017, 12:48 AM »
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Also, mid rate servers will be more on PVP & WOE. The "farming" aspect of the game wouldn't be too long because it has mid rates. After farming the items, what's next for the player to do?

This is where we will shine actually. with our new systems in place, it will will kill off that vibe where you are already at your peak.
If you have played Diablo 2, Diablo 3 or even Path of Exiles, then you must know what I am referring to here. Yes, it's the potential to get random options into your gear. And those does not simply drop, players will have to work hard to craft the gear, and even then, the options are random. However to balance it out, we plan on adding levels to it, same as any other MMORPG out there with these kind of set ups. You keep doing something, you become better at it.

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High rate servers? I haven't played it as much as in low rate or mid rate servers. The problem in high rates especially w/ max basic levels other than the official is the balancing of skills & stats, it's pvm = questings (because highrates have mostly 100% drop, the "grind" aspect of the server is through quests)

In all honesty, HR servers are pretty much just cash cow servers with over priced OP donation items, ready to close shop as soon as they have earned enough already. Not much to be said.

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u also gotta have your own principles & preferences as a server owner

This is basically the reason why I am geared towards an MR server with my current plans. I will not just bend over because that's what's in right now. A server becomes derailed when you open up your preferences and let other people's suggestions overrule your own judgement of what will be good in the long run. People have to remember that not all have the same goal as you, so you have to make sure your hide is still intact after doing something. Nobody's going to clean up your mess, other than yourself. Is what I always say.

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Thank you for your valuable input, and yes, all your points are correct and I have plans in place already to make sure that my project does not veer too far off from my goals.

Offline iEnergizer

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #3 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:25 AM »
did you say pvp?  /gg

you want to get all walks in RO life?
-constant updates
-new cool stuff/skills/events/quests/gears every update (no trash update)
-bg bg bg. most RO players i know are adults already. kids play google games. short game and having fun is all we (adults) want.
-repeat.

Offline EirDaOppaiDragon

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #4 on: Sep 10, 2017, 01:45 AM »
did you say pvp?  /gg

you want to get all walks in RO life?
-constant updates
-new cool stuff/skills/events/quests/gears every update (no trash update)
-bg bg bg. most RO players i know are adults already. kids play google games. short game and having fun is all we (adults) want.
-repeat.

My project focuses on the fast-paced environment of an MR server, coupled with new features to keep it interesting. Updates will be constant (monthly), aside from time-to-time maintenances to fix known bugs. Cool new stuff, eh, it's still the same old RO, the only difference is options in your gears. And how fun it will be getting them. With our planned feature, it will create a well balanced economy due to demand and supply, especially in terms of crafting and cooking.

Offline misterj

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #5 on: Sep 10, 2017, 06:30 AM »
players tend not to flock to highly customized experiences, so you have to beware of that. the dota monster 1st jobs is pretty cool though imo!

Offline iEnergizer

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #6 on: Sep 10, 2017, 10:02 PM »
post link of project.

Offline EirDaOppaiDragon

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #7 on: Sep 11, 2017, 03:14 AM »
There has been a change of plans, and would like to have this thread closed or removed. Thank you. More information will be given later on.

Offline Yuzo

Re: Interest Survey - Mid Rate - HQ Server
« Reply #8 on: Sep 11, 2017, 08:15 PM »
hm ur posting style is familiar. i wonder if you already posted a thread like this hmm  /hmm