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Offline celeron0134

whats wrong about my server?
« on: Jun 09, 2017, 06:10 AM »
well.. ive been running a server for almost a week now.. and it seems i cant get people's attention to play on my server..
i tried my best on advertising.. almost all kinds of groups on FB i posted it..
so here's the feature of my server.. tell me and suggest something so i can get thier attention
so the rates are 15x15x10x, i dunno the version..
pre-renewal..
i did add renewal equips tho..( but modified so it will be balanced)
i putted a lot of effort to make and search for NPCs
NPCs are hypermart(for donation)
poring coin shop
badge shop(MVP loots)
added events like find the mushroom/diguise/cluckers/last man standing/ i even enabled battlegroundz since i disabled woe for now bcause of low population.. there are like 5-9 peeps playing
i always helped them .. because of they are few.. i dont want them to be dissapointed so i helped them a lot .. giving them leveling items and stuffs..
but after a while.. it seems no ones comming anymore.. and its so frustrating..
my mediafire downloads reached 400+ but only 8 are playing its so sad to be hit by reality

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Offline Duckshooter

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 09, 2017, 07:02 AM »
Running a server needs serious advertisement and things that will attract players at first glance. I dont know how active RO players are on facebook but if thats the only place you searched for players that might be your first problem.
Second thing is that it seems weird for you not to know the version your server is on.... running a server and getting it started is a difficult thing that needs serious attention. If you dont really know what youre doing nobody will trust you to run the server properly. 
About the downloads: maybe your files trigger anti-virus programs, i experienced that recently with 2 servers and this will make many people not even care to try. 
The community is shrinking every year so you really need something to attract players and give them incentives to join and play on your server

Offline celeron0134

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 09, 2017, 07:12 AM »
what,where should i focus on? .. right now im focusing on advertising my server.. and trying to make the server the best that i could.. i putted many events.. some people are entering.. but after like 3mins of tour in the server.. they log out and never come so far there are like 20+ registrations.. and 8 players are playing not all at the same time.. bc of different timezones.. and the problem is.. most of the players.. said that they will play when the community grows up.. and i was like.. what the hell if all of you are thinking the same.. then there's no way the community will grow.. i never realize how hard to make a low rate server grow..  but yeah.. this is my passion.. this is what i want.. i think.. ill just continue on trying my best on advertising and make them attracted to my server.. even if nobody comes.. ill just continue to polish my server.. thanks for answering

Offline Yatohime

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 09, 2017, 08:17 AM »
I know your feeling , but it still 1 weeks , dont give up , our server been running for 4months and there is up and down :D
Try to focus on what you missing (wiki/forum/information)
Features~
If you cant follow up official features make unique features for your own server

Offline DeePee

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 09, 2017, 08:20 AM »
i putted a lot of effort to make and search for NPCs
NPCs are hypermart(for donation)
poring coin shop
badge shop(MVP loots)
added events like find the mushroom/diguise/cluckers/last man standing/

Don't "search" for NPCs. If you want to make your server stand out, make your own unique features. These are features that every server out there has as most people are too lazy to script anything unique. They will mostly rely on scripts downloaded from the rAthena community.

Offline celeron0134

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 09, 2017, 08:34 AM »
thanks for the replies.. i might cry for your supports..  /sob yes .. ive been thinking about unique features.. from day 1.. but i always ended up asking rathena/hercules or other community for support.. but yeah .. thanks ffor the idea.. so 1st thing 1st.. how would a novice lvl 1 will like the server??
what features should i do? so that when someone enters and make a novice.. that novice will be stuck and realize that this server is cool..
maybe no 1 - when a newbie entered.. and saw many players.. that might get his/her attention..(but this rises the problem above)
maybe no 2 - when a newbie entered and recieved massive freebies - but then again its a low rate server.. i dont see it fit when i gave a novice so much freebies..
or.. maybe this.. an achievement event.. wherein when you reached Novice High.. there would be a reward for taking such grinding and effort to become a novice high
or.. idk.. maybe you can give me ideas or suggestions
 

Offline DeePee

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 09, 2017, 09:37 AM »
I am sorry, but if you cannot come up with any unique content on your own or even script it, then I don't see much of a future in your server.

Teach yourself how to script and come up with some unique features. That will make your server stand out more and give you a shot at survival.

Offline shodelosangeles

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2017, 11:38 AM »
There's a lot of factors that needs to be solved in order for a successful server. :)

Tip 1: Most of the players (That I know off) will based on the web design of the server. If it is some cheap knock-off you got from one of the RO hosting services, it serves you no good. Players will have an idea what kind of server you have based on web design.  /ok

Tip 2: Content - What kind of features you have for your server that will attract players to play?

Tip 3: Rates - You should have an idea who is your target market. e.g. (Low rate players- mid rate players - high rate players) and what can you offer to them?


Anyway, Goodluck on your server.  /ok

Offline jacobo_bobo

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 09, 2017, 01:47 PM »
I hate to overkill but like everyone else said..

A server with common rates like yours, basic NPCs, and unoriginal automated events means is just like every other server that appears and disappears after 3 months. Ragnarok is an old game, you need something new and original if you want to attract a decent player base...either that, or spend hundreds of dollars advertising on Ratemyserver's front page and server listings.

Last but not least, i think any low rate that wants to have a future must advertise and gather a community 1-2 months before the opening. If you open the server with 1-5 players, nobody else will join.

Advertise the grand opening for months, create some sort of "hype" and community on the forums.. (you need a good webdesign and forum design for this) - listen to feedback about what they want but still keep in mind what type of server you want and stay close to your beliefs. After a month (minimum) of advertising the grand opening, you should have a decent community waiting to "Try it out"

That way, the first day you should have at least 30-50 players on it and others who find the server after the grand opening may see an actual community on the server and try it out. Right now you are fighting a battle that you likely will not win because you failed to advertise the grand opening and now every player that visits you will bounce as soon as they see 1-5 players online. There is no point playing on an empty server that has nothing original to it.

Good luck.
Current Server: http://playdreamerro.com
IGN: Jacobo Bobo

Offline kanemi

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #9 on: Jun 09, 2017, 10:39 PM »
Last but not least, i think any low rate that wants to have a future must advertise and gather a community 1-2 months before the opening. If you open the server with 1-5 players, nobody else will join.

Advertise the grand opening for months, create some sort of "hype" and community on the forums.. (you need a good webdesign and forum design for this) - listen to feedback about what they want but still keep in mind what type of server you want and stay close to your beliefs. After a month (minimum) of advertising the grand opening, you should have a decent community waiting to "Try it out"

That way, the first day you should have at least 30-50 players on it and others who find the server after the grand opening may see an actual community on the server and try it out. Right now you are fighting a battle that you likely will not win because you failed to advertise the grand opening and now every player that visits you will bounce as soon as they see 1-5 players online. There is no point playing on an empty server that has nothing original to it.

I appreciate that comment, but how would you go about gathering this hype/community? It would have to be old RO players, because anyone else wouldn't care and wouldn't bother waiting around. It sounds like a good proposal but also quite difficult. I guess this is kind of an advertising question, and I don't suppose anyone who knows their stuff is willing to strut their stuff and tell us about it...

Edit: Oh yeah, on these forums. I missed that. Welp, I guess that should be enough...

Offline RagnaBest

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #10 on: Jun 10, 2017, 08:00 PM »
IMO in lowrate/mid pre-renewal more feature does't mean it's good there some feature is not suitable, to know what suitable and and not suitable you need to play lowrate/mid YOUR SELF and understand the gameplay of lowrate server it self..for example for MVP card most lowrate/mid server will disable OR modified their MVP card to make it more balance..server with default MVP card setting is a failure due to PvP and WoE balance issues, unless your running a highrate/super highrate server then it would't be a problem..another one there something call economy in lowrate and midrate server..most server  didnt know how to manage their server economy and end up in 1 week opening zeny allready inflate to hundred of billion zeny this is not healthy for the server..anyway another thing about battleground, did your battleground have battleground equipment as reward? if yes I can conclude that your player didnt interested in hunting eq such as Diablo's Set, Tidal Set, Varient Shoes ect ect and all of them just simpley grinding battleground and aim for Battleground set right? once again this is not good for the server economy...running low/mid rate is much much much difficult than running a higrate server one mistake will cause a domino effect for whole server

Offline Yuzo

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #11 on: Jun 11, 2017, 11:49 PM »
i don't know the full story but it sounds to me like you opened ur server without finishing it

Offline jacobo_bobo

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #12 on: Jun 12, 2017, 11:25 AM »
I appreciate that comment, but how would you go about gathering this hype/community? It would have to be old RO players, because anyone else wouldn't care and wouldn't bother waiting around. It sounds like a good proposal but also quite difficult. I guess this is kind of an advertising question, and I don't suppose anyone who knows their stuff is willing to strut their stuff and tell us about it...

Edit: Oh yeah, on these forums. I missed that. Welp, I guess that should be enough...

Everything you are doing for advertising is probably good..the problem is you are advertising an empty server. What you should have done is advertise the server before it opens so that when it opens it already has a small community of players ready to try it out - together- . Otherwise they try it out alone and they are bored cause they are lonely.
Current Server: http://playdreamerro.com
IGN: Jacobo Bobo

Offline Kris

Re: whats wrong about my server?
« Reply #13 on: Jun 17, 2017, 07:49 PM »
imagine thinking people want to play a renewal LR in 2k17
2k17 Return