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#81
Server Discussion / Re: Project Alfheim is back
Last post by Felione - Mar 22, 2024, 12:35 PM
Quote from: Blinzer on Mar 22, 2024, 12:07 AMI didn't read what was in pages ago, if I have to be honest with you.

Yeahhh, no. Sorry.

Also, you highly underestimate how irresponsible and how much extra work it is to have players whine about every little thing as an admin. It is completely understandable for a human being to get pissed off at someone who doesn't know what they're talking about, even if it's not necessarily the best or most reasonable reaction to have.

So, if it's okay to be pissed off at someone who doesn't know what they're talking about, then it's okay to be angry at an admin who refuses to accept they're wrong and continues communicating their mistakes as a solution? or does the admin hold some sort of seniority over the player, and players having opinions is just counter productive? :D

I know I'm being annoying, but you're defending one end of the spectrum. You just mentioned that people should be more productive, but it's also okay to be pissed off.

As for your post about Orn, his combative stance was his choice to shut down the server and hurt his playerbase because of a few bad actors. This coincides with alfheim, where they muted the server till midgame, once again, because of a few bad actors. There is nothing combative about these two.

Quote from: Metan on Mar 22, 2024, 10:39 AMYou can't be a nice guy in this environment for long, else you'll eventually get forced down in the food chain. OathRO is an unfortunate, but telling example of this: mired in such a cesspool, even a nice and reasonable man will go bonkers in ways that are unpredictable and rather harming, precisely because he's been overly indulgent. You could argue that he (Orn) exaggerated in his stance, and I wouldn't be one to argue about this only because I wasn't there to see it; but it is hard to attack the way he handled things in itself because it was a defense mechanism that may have been only too necessary, and he did it for free, for Heaven's sake.

Orn took everything far too personally, and his problem was his view of HIS project, and those who disagreed with that view, were told to leave. Fortunately, this is a fair choice: Why stay where you're not welcome? or rather, why stay when the boss refuses to listen? Regardless, once those few who disagreed left, he then turned that anger unto his community, just poking at anyone who had an opinion which differed from his. You were not allowed to have an opinion, or you would be ridiculed, because he just couldn't handle an opinion.

You also keep mentioning he did it for "free". I assure you, his bank account would disagree with you.

One more thing, and I know this isn't fair, but I won't respond to any orn things anymore, because the subject is alfheim. I'm sorry if this annoys anyone.
#82
Server Discussion / Re: Klaipeda RO Copied Custom ...
Last post by Blinzer - Mar 22, 2024, 12:03 PM
I mean... they're questions that are supposed to be verified before making claims, not after.
#83
Server Discussion / Re: Project Alfheim is back
Last post by Blinzer - Mar 22, 2024, 12:02 PM
I don't know anything about how Orn dealt with people, but I don't mind him taking a more combative stance. That's always been my style, and I think it has plenty of underappreciated merits. It does more good for people than you think.
#84
Guides / Fast DirectX 9 lib for laptop,...
Last post by anacondaqq - Mar 22, 2024, 10:44 AM
Images that explain more than description:






Detailed information is available here: https://ragnarokservice.top/anacondaq-dll-directx-9-for-ragnarok-online/

And here: Link to ReShade (Improve Graphics for Ragnarok Online without HD Sprites and other trash that crash game client): https://ragnarokservice.top/reshade-improve-graphics-for-ragnarok-online-without-hd-sprites-and-other-trash-that-crash-game-client/

Why it is necessary.

You might already be familiar with the topic: [Guide: Force to Use Nvidia Graphics Card Instead of Intel on Your Any Laptop](https://forum.ratemyserver.net/guides/guide-force-to-use-nvidia-graphics-card-instead-of-intel-on-your-any-laptop/)

Where DegooVoodoo is used to run RO on discrete graphics cards. But DegooVoodoo has a lot of flaws and problems. Mainly in performance and operation. This bug hasn't been fixed for years, and I'm tired of waiting for a fix.

I've developed my own library that correctly and efficiently translates the old DirectX API to the new one, allowing you to utilize DirectX 9.

Instructions:
1. Download. (by links above)
2. Copy to the game folder.
3. Configure the game client to run on discrete graphics.

Who needs this?
- For all laptop owners. By default, you're using a weak card, but with this DLL, your powerful card will be utilized, significantly increasing FPS.
- For owners of screens higher than 1080p. There are fixes in the DLL that allow you to properly stretch the screen to your resolution without serious problems. (please contact me via discord (anacondaq), because right now i do not have 4k display, but i did a week ago tests on 2k resolution, and it was working amazing)
- For experimenters who want to try various improvements, etc.

What is ReShade used for?
Detailed information is described on the website via the link above.
In short, you can substantially upgrade the graphics in RO using various filters that work in conjunction with DirectX (anacondaq.dll).

What are the limitations?
- It probably won't work with Gepard.
- There might be crashes.
- Install at your own risk; I am not responsible.
#85
Server Discussion / Re: Project Alfheim is back
Last post by Metan - Mar 22, 2024, 10:39 AM
Quote from: Felione on Mar 21, 2024, 11:09 PMTake Return to Morroc for example: He literally hated his community for wanting things changed or asking for exp events. That is not an example of someone who wants to handle a community, but rather, get praise from what little support he can. I have my opinion on why he really closed things up, but I'm almost certain he is not telling us everything, or rather, conveniently skewing it.
Ehh, you're mixing your personal opinions on the person in charge with your personal view of the server. These subjects do not always necessarily align, and they're certainly conflicting here; if they weren't, you'd realize the sheer work he put in his project, contrast it with the constant pressure of having to deal with a barrage of complaints, along with dolts who expect you to act like a PR hire, for free or at best for a pittance, every single day, and then surely you'd respect the context he was in. It gets worse when you realize that most of these professional screechers are grown men and women whose mental ages nonetheless seem stuck in time, your patience is bound to shorten when faced with this.

You can't be a nice guy in this environment for long, else you'll eventually get forced down in the food chain. OathRO is an unfortunate, but telling example of this: mired in such a cesspool, even a nice and reasonable man will go bonkers in ways that are unpredictable and rather harming, precisely because he's been overly indulgent. You could argue that he (Orn) exaggerated in his stance, and I wouldn't be one to argue about this only because I wasn't there to see it; but it is hard to attack the way he handled things in itself because it was a defense mechanism that may have been only too necessary, and he did it for free, for Heaven's sake.
#86
Server Discussion / Re: Klaipeda RO Copied Custom ...
Last post by Metan - Mar 22, 2024, 08:47 AM
Quote from: Blinzer on Mar 19, 2024, 02:07 PM- How do you know that it wasn't sold to them?
- How do you know the server owner isn't friends with them?
Good questions. The pages and everything are all so similar that these cannot be ruled out. Anyhow, it's honestly amusing, looking at these again, lol.

Personally, if I had content copied down to the letter like this (if it's really like that), while I'd be pissed to the core, secretly, I'd be proud of myself. No better way to confirm that you've done a good job than this... of course, that's just generally speaking as I haven't played Midgard Tales, I've tried Renewal a couple times across different patches and it's just not for me.
#87
Low Rates / Project Valiant (Pre-Renewal C...
Last post by Project Valiant - Mar 22, 2024, 05:43 AM
Welcome to Valiant Online MMROPG

Where nostalgia meets innovation, and the classic experience of Ragnarok Online is reborn. Founded with a passion for recreating the cherished memories of the past two decades of RO gameplay, ValiantRO is committed to being the first long-lasting and internationally recognized server for our country.


🔥 Ragnarok Festival is Here! 🔥

🗓� Mark Your Calendars: March 31st to April 6th
Prepare your swords, gather your allies, and get ready for an epic week of festivities on our server! We're thrilled to announce the arrival of the Ragnarok Festival, and we're inviting all warriors, adventurers, and heroes, both seasoned veterans and fresh-faced newcomers, to join us for a celebration like no other.

🔸 With the launch of the War of Emperium and 7v7 Tournament on Project Valiant server, we call on all guilds to participate in Project Valiant Festival to practice fighting skills together, honor your clan and bring home hundreds of valuable rewards!!
🔸 Everyone can participate without needing to prepare anything.
🔸 Everything related to levels, skills, equipments and potions is fully supported by the system. Players who wish to participate in the event only need to bring their teammates and an enthusiastic heart. The more allies, the more chances of victory.

🛡� Highlights Include:

  • 7v7 Tournament: Test your mettle in intense battles against fellow champions. Glory and prizes await the victorious!
  • Special War of Emperium: Rally your guildmates for an epic clash in the War of Emperium like never before. Dominate the battlefield and claim your place among legends.

Exciting Events: Dive into a whirlwind of activities across the main server, featuring exclusive rewards and unforgettable experiences. From treasure hunts to monster invasions, there's something for everyone!

🚀 Server Upgrade Incoming:
But that's not all! In our quest to provide the ultimate gaming experience, we're gearing up for a monumental upgrade. We're moving to a new, more powerful Dedicated Server, poised to elevate performance to new heights. Say goodbye to lag and hello to seamless gameplay, even for our overseas adventurers.

🌟 Content Revamps and Stories Await:
After the dust settles from the upgrade, prepare to embark on fresh adventures. Explore revamped maps breathing new life into familiar landscapes, and delve into the immersive world of Valiant Adventure Stories. Brace yourselves for tales of heroism, intrigue, and boundless excitement!

Don't miss out on the action-packed Ragnarok Festival and the thrilling journey that lies ahead. It's time to forge your destiny and etch your name into the annals of legend!

See you on the battlefield, heroes! ⚔️

#88
Server Discussion / Re: Project Alfheim is back
Last post by Blinzer - Mar 22, 2024, 12:07 AM
Quote from: Felione on Mar 21, 2024, 11:09 PMYou don't require anymore help. You received help pages ago.

I didn't read what was in pages ago, if I have to be honest with you.

Quote from: Felione on Mar 21, 2024, 11:09 PMTake Return to Morroc for example: He literally hated his community for wanting things changed or asking for exp events. That is not an example of someone who wants to handle a community, but rather, get praise from what little support he can. I have my opinion on why he really closed things up, but I'm almost certain he is not telling us everything, or rather, conveniently skewing it.

Yeahhh, no. Sorry.

Also, you highly underestimate how irresponsible and how much extra work it is to have players whine about every little thing as an admin. It is completely understandable for a human being to get pissed off at someone who doesn't know what they're talking about, even if it's not necessarily the best or most reasonable reaction to have.
#89
Server Discussion / Re: Project Alfheim is back
Last post by Felione - Mar 21, 2024, 11:09 PM
Quote from: Blinzer on Mar 19, 2024, 01:59 PMHere's a better idea though. Instead of sitting here talking about it, why don't you just let it be and devote your attention to something you think is worthy? There is no point in putting it down just for the sake of talking about it. I don't feel helped in any way by what you're explaining, and I'm sure that is the case for many.

You could be using that exact same word space in describing a solution to the problem you're presenting, but instead you're just talking about how much it's a problem.

You don't require anymore help. You received help pages ago. The discussion devolved into like-minded agreements and mutual experiences. You're welcome for all of the relevant information that looms this server, and I hope you make a decision that suits your taste.

Quote from: ForgotMyOldAccount on Mar 20, 2024, 04:44 PMIt's true but you have to remember that the majority of people who are in this community are essentially leeches who want a server with a large (non-toxic) community, good content, skillful devs, with no p2w in any shape or form while giving nothing in return. People fail to realize that most private servers are not for profit and ask the world from people who do it for free while contributing nothing of their own besides a handful of complaints. But this isn't specific to RO, it's just the way of the world. Contribute nothing and complain a lot, surely that'll get you what you want instead of contributing something meaningful.

I guess all those wonderful reviews and community involvement that feeds towards a healthier playerbase is hearsay. It's also strikingly strange that there are servers with a dedicated 20 players that continue to support financially and socially to attempt to build a community that isn't there. You also seem to have all the answers to what the people in this community want, so perhaps you have something valuable to say regarding this unfortunate incident which happens to be poor management, poor social skills, lack of community understanding and the benefit it has, and most importantly, communication with said community.

Take Return to Morroc for example: He literally hated his community for wanting things changed or asking for exp events. That is not an example of someone who wants to handle a community, but rather, get praise from what little support he can. I have my opinion on why he really closed things up, but I'm almost certain he is not telling us everything, or rather, conveniently skewing it.

Let's compare it to Muhro, which is a server I am slightly fond of, because they turned an opportunity, into a success, and continue that success. If you take a look on their site, observe their patch notes, and you will find VERY little is changed or applied each patch. It looks like, and most likely is, done by ONE person, if two. This already excuses the lack of resources. Secondly, their communication with the players is DAILY, and I mean, sometimes they just won't shut up. Why? because they are PART of the community, they are not the overlords, and they treat everyone equally, including any suck ups, which most recently Muh exhibited. Events are plentiful and actually engage everyone, making it almost pointless to level, when you can just do events all your ro life if that is the choice you decide to make. Their updates involve suggestions and are always within reason, making the experience ENJOYABLE, not something they ENvISION their server should be, but rather, what makes the PLAYERS happy.

It's a shocking comparison, because their resources are that of any other small community, but they manage a MID community, and it keeps growing daily. This is not a coincidence, but more of an understanding of the simple fact that people DO want a non-toxic server, and people DO want stability and accessibility. All of the things you mentioned, Muhro is trying to offer to their community, because they understand it's not just a PERSONAL PROJECT, but a community organized venture to help make it more enjoyable with participation, with choice, with variety, so that everyone has a place. If Muh and his wife can keep what Nova lost for this long, and even make it grow, then I guess simply listening to your majority community is the answer, isn't it? I don't know, it's just an observation. :D
#90
Long Lost Friends / Re: aeRO- Charm circa 2004
Last post by Shinx007 - Mar 20, 2024, 11:47 PM
I played AeRO between 2005 - 2008 in Nocturna as a Sinx named ShinX and Cusko in Charm. Oh those were the good old days.

I got hit by RO nostalgia recently and started playing Aero.org and I learned it is not the same Aero We used to play in.

I'd like to know what happened with the old server? the management and community of the old one is way better than the one I am playing in right now.