Rare Drop Announcement

Started by mrfizi, May 22, 2024, 10:26 AM

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mrfizi

Hello RMS Community,

Some of the servers out there have or enable rare drop announcements that actually have pros and cons.

The good thing is that the server is not quite like a ghost server. Nobody knows if the player is there or not.
The bad thing is that there is no privacy for the player, who doesn't want anybody to know what he or she got and what they did.

How about you? Did you think this was good to enable or supposedly disable?
A person who loves the classic and pre-renewal closed-to-official server experience.
Classic mRO 1x/1x/1x - Classic server Episode 6. Using latest rAthena emulator without modifications.

Playtester

Could probably code it so that each player can decide themselves if they want it announced or not. Though it might just end up with everyone disabling it.

Then again, a feature nobody wants isn't really a feature.

mrfizi

Quote from: Playtester on May 22, 2024, 11:41 AMCould probably code it so that each player can decide themselves if they want it announced or not. Though it might just end up with everyone disabling it.

Then again, a feature nobody wants isn't really a feature.

Code it and then everyone disabling it.  /heh  Better let it disable by default.

It a feature that not everyone really want.  /ok
A person who loves the classic and pre-renewal closed-to-official server experience.
Classic mRO 1x/1x/1x - Classic server Episode 6. Using latest rAthena emulator without modifications.

yC

I treat that as one of the feature that keep fairness in check in the early days.  So everybody have a way to know what were dropped ... what existed but never got a drop announcement could raise questions.

I think you could have it show up in one of the chat tab if having a world wide announcement becomes annoying and have the player name partially censored for privacy.

Martreus

Quote from: mrfizi on May 22, 2024, 12:56 PMCode it and then everyone disabling it.  /heh  Better let it disable by default.

It a feature that not everyone really want.  /ok
From my experience playing mid rates and low rates, if a rare item drops and it is useful in competitive scenarios, they won't announce it. If its whatever, there will always be a message of thankfulness over main.

Nekoruchii

I enjoy seeing it because you'd know that there are people playing/farming at the server.


jericpo

From a server owner's perspective, it's a good feature to increase transparency on your server.

It also helps gaining your community's trust. So for me, it's definitely a must-have.