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Offline wellyeahbutno

Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« on: Mar 26, 2021, 05:16 pm »
Welcome to Ragnarok: Project Zero, where you can relive your gaming teen experience in a way that's kinda different but not really. Our staff team is ever growing, even though we are taking them straight from the actual players which is 100% definitely neither corrupt nor collude.

Playerbase is very great, even though we recently saw the biggest exodus ever overnight



but that's okay, their opinions don't matter, and you still have remaining 30% of the population which is completely not toxic like at all! For real, not toxic (enough, according to the CM)



so you better bring your best! Because our army of SJWs will crush all the evil (and probably honestly clueless players) in our server with passive agressiveness and memes. And if you have any issues, Gitlab it. Don't even talk to us until then. We'll look into it 2 months later, after you're probably not playing in our server anymore.

Well don't look at me that way, this server has bugs! All server has bugs, right? It's a given so suck it up!

Recently our database center explodes but you probably shouldn't worry too much. Instead, here's Satan Morroc orgy for you in a crowded city full of vendors! Yes, you do need Events that much don't you?



We artificially deprive you of any actual Event little by little so you can be wowed easily by anything that we throw at you. Heck, even attack of King Poring from Poring Village might hype you up at this point! What's that? Autovendors now littering the street because of it? Gitlab it, we'll clean it up 2 months later.



You want us to work faster? Sure, here's some of the costumes you can buy, totally not forcing anyone to buy anything, but definitely will be faster after you buy couple dozens of it. 100% Not buggy



You're disturbed by it? I don't see any problem. Oh you see a problem? Well why didn't you Gitlab it on the first place?

All things aside, come join us! Well more specifically, ask Steph to invite you to SideQuest guild, because s/he is the CM and plays WoE, so good luck in any other guild because we will ban your donkey faster than you can think of the word 'macarena' if you're starting to catch up.

BUT WHO CAAARES? We know what you really want, no no no not those +9 equips; COSTUMES! And boy do we make good costumes so you'll be tempted to buy



oh wait..

AAANYWAYS do play at our server, where we will ensure your progress won't get wiped out forever (at least if you behave and do what we say). Come now or never, because who knows what will happen next month? See you guys, our unique community awaits!

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Offline Xellie

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #1 on: Mar 26, 2021, 10:30 pm »
I hope you macroed this whole topic as much as you were openly macroing woe to eat that ban.

Otherwise that's a lot of effort and salt over getting nuked for cheating bro

 /kis2

Offline Project Zero

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #2 on: Mar 26, 2021, 10:33 pm »
- biggest exodus overnight
Recently there's been a lot of concerns about macros being used in woe (which is clearly against the TOS). The staff have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes to be able to detect and enforce the tos against macro users. This goes much further than simply looking at videos and replays. The guild in the picture (along with all their alts) chose to leave because the leader was macroing openly on stream (and confirmed elsewhere by us), as well as passing the macro around in his guild discord.
We feel no shame in banning cheaters.
- Community toxicity
All communities carry a degree of toxicity when war of emperium is involved. Discord is a cast paced atmosphere and we are constantly urging users to report when things go too far. The screenshot in question was a report against a player calling a costume "common" and advertising other costumes. While this doesn't really qualify as "toxic" it is still ill mannered and was removed regardless.
- Gitlab
Community Managers and GMs don't code the game, developers do. They stay uninvolved from the community in order to focus on putting forward their best work. CMs and GMs do pass on ideas or concerns, but it is much better and easier for everyone to have everything documented on the gitlab where the developers can work through it systematically - rather than trawling through long discord conversations. It should be seen as a benefit for the players to be able to post directly for the devs to read, than worry about their concerns or ideas being lost in translation when passed from GM/CM to dev.
- Database explosion
That was completely out of our hands. Sorry that you didn't find our fire themed event fun while nobody could patch or get past the launcher due to the fire, which was done while the devs worked to transfer game related data and systems so that the data center fire had a minimal impact. (Read more about OVH Data center fire)
- water effect bug
this bug was inherited from kRO (until very recently) and affects many other monsters. We are already working to release a fix as soon as possible.
-The invasion was in Prontera, which was properly cleaned up.
The posted image is from Izlude, where  vending zones were not enforced

Offline wellyeahbutno

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #3 on: Mar 27, 2021, 01:24 am »
Well hello there CM Munin and CM Nyx!

I mean.. at this point you've probably f*** up big time so I'm just helping you as a player. Wait for more, I still have lots of it!

Offline wellyeahbutno

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #4 on: Mar 28, 2021, 12:23 pm »
Hello once again, fellow PZ players and prospectives alike, last time we made advertisement here and after talking to our team, they are not satisfied with it and we were heavily criticized, so allow us to repent by helping you on some cases. We do have several new CMs, namely CM Bacchus and CM Kai, but for some reason they are doing nothing to help.. let's check what are they doing actually..



..uhh Deleted Users are DEFINITELY not them. Maybe they're busy doing.. DEVELOPMENT STUFF, yeah that must be it!

Okay like we said before, We have pooled all your questions and found that in most cases you're asking about how much player we're currently having.



Our staff (not the developers because they probably get only bare minimum living allowance from us) are very busy wasting your donation money on probably booze and drugs, but now let's help you get the bigger picture

As far as we can remember, it's about 1000 players couple months ago. But upon checking further, turns out we're off by juust a bit. Still definitely 100% healthy number though, definitely not a sign of failing server (but seriously, don't open below if you have weak heart)

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It's quite a number, and we've designed it to our best interest to show to you that 'everything is fine' with this numbers. What's that, you want to know more? Oh well.. let me explain it slowly, I'll wait for you to grab a cup of tea and some biscuits.

Our control panel is designed in a very sophisticated manner, very honest and clear, and definitely self-made and not copying from other server.

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You're confused about what's all this means? Well usually we'll say something like Gitlab it, but today is Sunday and I'm feeling generous so I will help you. I'm not really good at maths, but luckily my fellow at SideQuest here helps me great deal. Cheers mate.



To safe you from the eyesore, I've done the head count and there's at least 80 characters there. That means on average, 1 Master account will have about 8 characters (which is far less than the actual average and discounting the merchants, but I'm giving the benefit of the doubt here).

So when the next time you see a number in CP, you will know the true player count which you desperately asked for yourself! For example in the picture above there are 156 'players' logged in, that means in actuality there are 156 / 8 = ~20 people who plays those multiple accounts! Easy right? After all, we're very honest.

So please please please join us! And we will protect you from the toxicity, unless if you have your own opinion or you play fishy, then you're not welcome here and ban worthy. Here's a meme from our community to the likes of you



Hey, chill, we're just following the guidelines here, it's in the forum anyway

How to make a failed RO PServer

Step Thirteen
Ban the people who play

Well, maybe the reason your community isn't growing is because the few people who actually play on your server are a bunch of cheaters, or jerks! Ban them. Make up silly rules that you don't post anywhere. Ask your cousin who only knows Python to mess with the client and make an "anti-hack" system.

Okay seriously, see you in the server! We do believe that this server will be around for at least another 100 years to come, so hop on in and buy our pixellated mess that you can attach to your character $5 a pop! Character bound by the way

Offline Xellie

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #5 on: Mar 28, 2021, 05:00 pm »
I only play Zero casually, but I've been watching the woe scene (thank you for your streams, they encouraged me to take part - and these streams and videos are the only reason I've been following your thread!)

but I couldn't help notice this gem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVkjvAhDwHE

Where at the start 5mins in you're like "I didn't macro"

and then at 11 mins you're like

"Anyway here are my macros"

So like they banned a cheater and that makes me happy. kthxbai


by the way, I downloaded the vod so don't bother deleting.

Offline Nyashuki

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #6 on: Mar 28, 2021, 06:16 pm »
Make a sarcastically thread about how the server being toxic, can't sell cash shop items for fast zeny, horrible gm's and banning players. Then he get himself banned for Macro cheating.  That's some big yikes.

So like they banned a cheater and that makes me happy. kthxbai


Offline wellyeahbutno

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #7 on: Mar 29, 2021, 01:23 am »
Oh so you're thinking I'm him? No no no siree.. I'm just an honest player played in your server, and had a genuinely good time until I saw your bad sides. It's sad it has to come to this, but just wait for it, I still have some more for you guys. Meanwhile please keep posting in your Discord channel so I can share it here (well not in #streams-and-youtube, that channel is dead anyway).

I'm not defending anyone, I'm just sharing truth so others won't fall to the same s***hole. Do say otherwise if you think I'm lying. Have a nice week!
« Last Edit: Mar 29, 2021, 02:02 am by wellyeahbutno »

Offline beegkusa

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #8 on: Mar 29, 2021, 07:20 am »
I'm laughing hard that those 2 guys above you confidently pointing at the wrong person lol /heh
Can't wait for another "good sides" of this server!

Offline wellyeahbutno

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #9 on: Mar 31, 2021, 12:15 pm »
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen, today is going to be my final honest ads for this not toxic server for some while. Good Friday is coming and I have to prepare to pray like a good boy I am.

Are you an entitled 30 year old dude whose teen life has been exposed by RO one time too many?



Do you have the insatiable urge to do good things in internet and answering all the questions out there with memes?



Are you having the wish of playing in a server where 90% of the staff is/the friend of the biggest guild in the server?

Then dive in to Ragnarok: Project SideQuest Zero! Get ready to experience the new zero mechanics because you hate Rune Knights and Gravity, but somehow wants a Knight with damage output of RKs. Experience hunting incentives like you've never before, because you'll be skill spammed in the city anyway that makes you feel uncomfortable to even stop farming for a second



You can also choose the conventional route of leveling which is alt leveling, and brace yourself for 2 hour long of waiting then realized that you've been left behind by your 'party' because you're not their friend

Then after countless hours of grinding that you have poured and sacrificing your family on the process, you are able to grasp the true essence of Project Zero gameplay: Lack of Content

Be prepared to make dozens of alts to grind weeks for your equipment, killing porings like a clockwork. Or probably just AFK in instance like the rest of them, which I don't blame because it's straight boring and you're kinda forced to



Experience the events, which lasts 2 months longer than it should be, and get ready to feel the hype slowly dying away as the voice in your head whispers softly 'this sucks'

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And totally realize that this server has so little content, that even Earth Deleter and Sky Deleter makes you happy as if it's a new, original content.



Then after all this realization, despair once more as you have only 2 options to continue playing

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Or you can choose option 2

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So what are you waiting for? If you dig all of this, then this is exactly the server for you! Come and join us now for you to probably quit playing 1 week from now! You've been warned!


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Offline vohoangquan1996

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #10 on: Mar 31, 2021, 12:26 pm »
Or you mean the 6 months beta doesn't get wiped?

Offline wellyeahbutno

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #11 on: Apr 11, 2021, 12:47 am »
Or you mean the 6 months beta doesn't get wiped?

oh yeah, also this. You can ask relatively veteran player and will find out that items/zeny gained during closed beta (which has bugs and exploits all over the place due to the nature of this server) doesn't get wiped. So, good luck for you new players trying to play here somehow, for whatever reasons.

Offline keratykid

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #12 on: Apr 11, 2021, 03:46 am »
Me and my friends were planning to play on this server, I'm glad I saw this honest ad first /??

Offline Jijimonjo

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #13 on: Apr 12, 2021, 02:35 pm »
I have plenty of proof that the community of this server is toxic AF, it is a shame because the server itself is fine but the community is so bad... the toxic community is also friends with the server administrators/gms so they actually have special treatment, this people can bully someone for days just because he points some fact like: Knights are completely OP broken on Zero or that the refine system needs a rework and you will not see the end of it and the server administrators allow this toxic people to dump on you like it's nothing but if you respond to them you will be banned or something.

https://pastebin.com/uVDbiLfw
https://pastebin.com/YBDJzmR2
https://pastebin.com/M1Na1Zqi

The issue I have with the server is first the community and the fact that knights are completely broken, all you have to do is check their population numbers and most people are playing knight and yet this community gets really offended if you say that, I wouldn't surprise me if they act like that because they are using the OP knights to engage in RMT or some shaddy stuff.

Offline SackWasTaken

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #14 on: Aug 10, 2021, 12:14 pm »
Posting this cause apparently its not ok to post it in the server discord, and reviews are not allowed to have images in them.



When asked about why it was deleted CM confirmed it is "cause it's no one's business what the server owner does with the money?"



When prompted  multiple times to get any kind of ads for the server, the answer has always been "Too much money is needed for them to be of any effect".

Offline SackWasTaken

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #15 on: Aug 12, 2021, 12:34 pm »
New batch of images and comments.


- After the previous image was made public, this one has been brought up to attention today in discord by a member.


 They haven't actually implemented the consumables and paid refining ores though, but they have changed the "cup of coffee" to "rent" though.



- Obvious fake reviews (not by the staff as far as I know, but by the server generally) where you can see GMs being rated 9/10 or 10/10 in everything, having the eventfulness of the community at similar levels and same for the class balance.


·Literally having 2 invasion events and 4 "go hunt mobs for 1 month, to get boxes/mats to craft boxes and get consumables/refine mats/costumes" in 1 year, and 3-4 attempts at pvp events organized by players but none of them succeding.

·Is the only WoE active guild splitting in 2 so WoE still happens considered an event? /hmm

^ Same guild that split in 2 because there was noone else to fight them.
(Also providing unlimited consumables to the MVP team of said guild)

·Almost 20% of the 2nd jobs in the server are knights (because they are the most OP classes in early and high end content), adding priests to that (for the almost required dual log in) its over 33% of the 2nd classes on just those 2. Wonder how that is 10/10 class balance.



·GMs/CMs literally ignore people for months:



·Same ignoring CM will also say there are no actual reports against a player:


·Call people liars for saying they did in fact report the player, and say the staff cant do anything unless someone is actually reported



·Then, when confronted with proof:



Just "having no idea what's going on there":



- Over 10 GMs burnt out in 1 year.

-The Admin being so out of touch with the server that he thinks a party (lvl 61-66) could actually try to lvl in magma 3
https://youtu.be/3VmmsazQTzw?t=11531

Or saying that the future of BGs looks bright:


At an early point of the server they decided to focus on PvP updates, thus delaying the PvE content.
- Current state of BGs:
· Every class gets the same amount of consumables -> Devo crusaders get 50 white potions, mages get no gems (and killing strike ninjas...),  noone gets green pots/panaceas
· No way for more than 8 people to join a BG (4v4)
· No auto requeue, CD after playing a round.
· Some skills like backslide work, some don't (arbitrarily, not just snap)
· No automatic party allocation so you have to remake every new game.
· No ASPD pots
·^ All that was given as input on the 03/06 or ealier.

· PvP updates delayed until further notice.
 
· BG channel created on 23/07, last time it was used is that same day
 


-The server was at 1k players, thanks to the lack of any kind of leadershipt it went down to this:

19 players (counting dual logins) + 69 autrotraders(and then claim that they have 132 players in the server)


-Gitlab. If you try to report a bug either in discord, in DMs or through email, you will be met with a "Did you gitlab it?" It just doesntt matter what it is.

·Is it just a small bug that makes a costume look bugged? Gitlab.
https://gitlab.com/ragnarok-project-zero/bugs-and-suggestions-tracker/-/issues/684 (Last update 6 months ago)

·Is it a bug that makes characters have 2.6k more HP than in the original kROz server they are so "equal" to? Gitlab.
https://gitlab.com/ragnarok-project-zero/bugs-and-suggestions-tracker/-/issues/748 (Last update 5 months ago)

·Is it a suggestion to add an options filter to the CP? (When that is 90% of what matters in a Zero server) Gitlab.
https://gitlab.com/ragnarok-project-zero/bugs-and-suggestions-tracker/-/issues/565 (Scoped 8 months ago, not even an answer)

·Is it adding a simple bulk/to safe limit refiner? Gitlab.
https://gitlab.com/ragnarok-project-zero/bugs-and-suggestions-tracker/-/issues/699 (Created 6 months ago, tagged and nothing else)

·Or is it actually a build killing bug about cards like Raydric and thara affecting traps when they should not? Git. Lab.
https://gitlab.com/ragnarok-project-zero/bugs-and-suggestions-tracker/-/issues/718  (Tagged 5 months ago, nothing else done)

So players just dont bother reporting things because, 1: People shouldn't have to jump through hoops to report things. 2: Its usually ignored.


The main reason old players haven't left is because of the sunk cost fallacy, they have already invested too much time grinding there.


« Last Edit: Aug 12, 2021, 01:00 pm by SackWasTaken »

Offline disqualify

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #16 on: Aug 15, 2021, 10:12 am »
well yeah, this is are a dead server...
what to expect ?
NONE of the GM are there for their players..
sadly...
they didnt react to any report from NORMAL players..
they ONLY react to TOP DONATOR players..  /heh /heh

Offline neethree

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #17 on: Aug 15, 2021, 05:04 pm »
Can't speak for the rest, but... using donation money for rent seems like a really weird complaint lol. If he's using donation money to quit his job and work on the server like the screenshot says... that's pretty much the same as hiring a member of staff to develop the server, ain't it? Paying for basic human amenities with your salary is the least offensive thing you could do. Not like he's out buying golden studded toilet seats, lol.

Whether the work is being done or not sounds like another question, though...
Current Server(s):
None ;-;

Offline Celeteque

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #18 on: Aug 16, 2021, 03:17 am »
The rent part is really just a stretch lol

Offline SackWasTaken

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #19 on: Oct 17, 2021, 04:11 am »
Images from one of the discord with part of the few players left in the server.




2 months go by, still nothing new, less people in the server and still the same toxicity.




Programmers literally trying to help the server by coding even just simple scripts that could help the owner/main developer take a load off their shoulders but they just wont accept the help.






So much for the new world boss that was so fun and would make people party up.


Offline BaphometRag

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #20 on: Oct 17, 2021, 04:50 pm »
What is purpose of screenshots?

Offline lungo

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #21 on: Apr 29, 2022, 02:23 pm »
Ragnarok Zero is the worst Iteration of Ragnarok, it has many flaws, you get baited by the class changes but when you actually see the results of those changes then you start seeing the tons of problems this version of Ragnarok has.

  • Knights are completely broken, I brought this many times and I was met with a rabid community gaslighting and other forms of fallacies, this people were allowed to harass me constantly on Discord, when I wasn't even there talking I would read Discord only to find out that while I was sleeping this people talked about me all night, I litterally lived rent free on this people minds and the moderators never did anything to this people because as any RO.pserver they have their "inside circle" of protected people who can do whatever they want, obviously when I defended myself I was always sanctioned and ultimately I ended up leaving discord, they banned me after I left. This is probably the worst RO community I have ever met.
  • The random stats on gear kills Ragnarok Economy completely by making tons of gear pointless, you will want perfect stats on any gear that drops on you, you remember when in classic you got that lucky guard[1] as a newbiew and got to sell it for a ton of money?, NOT ANYMORE NO, your s*** guard better have perfect stats or it is worth nothing, hell not even to the NPC LMAO, all gear is bought for 10 zennys on an NPC.
  • Forced group content is completely against what Ragnarok was, you could play the entire game solo if you wanted and you would not miss anything at all, here you have all this forced group content where you need to do it or you will not get materials and the best gear in the game and if you fail the dungeon well good luck next day, yeah you can not go inside again when you leave the dungeon till next day.
  • It's stupid beyond belief remember all that gear with random stats you can get by killing mobs? well it is meaningless because all the gear that matters is the one that is dropped in the dungeons where you are forced to group, there is no point into farming anything but those dungeons
  • Ragnarok being WoWizated, forced group content, "endgame" BS, dailies in the form of daily dungeons, sets of gear that you get from dungeons that give specific benefits for certain builds, hence the devs tell you how are you supposed to play your class, in what spec and what gear
  • The game was made with P2W in mind, every aspect or ROZ is made to make the player want to spend money in the game, I brought this to the community and they denied it LMAO and started misrepresenting what I said accusing me of saying that ProjectZero (the p.server) was p2w when I was talking about the design core of the game made by Gravity on the official servers, at some point i didn't knew if they truly didn't understood what i meant or they were maliciously using strawmans, gaslighting etc to misrepresent what I said. Anyways this is true, refining has become 1000000% more difficult than ever, before you only had to worry to drop the piece of gear and refine it which are 2 instances of RNG, now you have more because first of all you need a piece of gear that has the random stats you want and then they need to be the best number they can get and then you need to add enchantments which are random of course and then you need to refine it and risk of breaking it, would you honestly risk this to break it? OF COURSE NOT, so you would want to PAY to protect this piece of gear or at least refine it in a non risky way, also the best gear just "casually" have all this bonuses that will only activate when you upgrade something to outrageous levels LMAO. It is all connected. At some point the p.server admin probably thought they would be able to cash in into this because as is shown in a screenshot in another post they say they would give refining materials for "donations" and try to pass it as something that doesn't affect anyone when it is basically the core of the game

I'm not surprised the server died, not at all, the community is toxic, the game mechanics of Zero are toxic themselves and the Admin refusing to make changes to the formula because they wanted o give the "authenic zero experience" (an authenic piece of s*** is still s***) sealed the deal.

LMAO.
« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2022, 02:42 pm by lungo »

Offline loki266

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #22 on: Apr 29, 2022, 08:39 pm »
Ragnarok Zero is the worst Iteration of Ragnarok, it has many flaws, you get baited by the class changes but when you actually see the results of those changes then you start seeing the tons of problems this version of Ragnarok has.

1. Can easily be fixed by adjusting other classes so they can perform well too. Thing is, Knight has huge AoE physical damage, while other physical classes don't. So to keep up with renewal formula of "everything has viable AoE skills", just buff other classes' AoE skills.
2. Could easily be fixed if there was an accessible item that could re-roll stats on that piece of gear. I've played on a server called Fractured Realm that had that. An item that could re-roll all the enchants, or just one, or just re-roll the numbers of the enchant, etc. Of course, it's not official, but that's the beauty of private servers world.
3. Agreed, that's why I left the server. Very frustrating.
4. Agreed again. I think it should have an option to craft those said gear by farming stuff in the fields/dungeons if you're more of a solo player, or then having a random chance for dropping them in group content, like instances.
5. I think it's not that huge of a problem. Most of the gears available cover most of the builds in the game, I think. If not, just create some and put them on the server.
6. That's pre-re trans in a nutshell, basically. I don't know about kRO, but iRO, bRO, phRO and others was already very p2w in the transcended era already. The moment they ditched the subscription model and opened f2p servers was the moment RO became p2w.

Offline lungo

Re: Ragnarok Project Zero: Honest Ads
« Reply #23 on: Apr 30, 2022, 02:35 pm »
1. Can easily be fixed by adjusting other classes so they can perform well too. Thing is, Knight has huge AoE physical damage, while other physical classes don't. So to keep up with renewal formula of "everything has viable AoE skills", just buff other classes' AoE skills.
2. Could easily be fixed if there was an accessible item that could re-roll stats on that piece of gear. I've played on a server called Fractured Realm that had that. An item that could re-roll all the enchants, or just one, or just re-roll the numbers of the enchant, etc. Of course, it's not official, but that's the beauty of private servers world.
3. Agreed, that's why I left the server. Very frustrating.
4. Agreed again. I think it should have an option to craft those said gear by farming stuff in the fields/dungeons if you're more of a solo player, or then having a random chance for dropping them in group content, like instances.
5. I think it's not that huge of a problem. Most of the gears available cover most of the builds in the game, I think. If not, just create some and put them on the server.
6. That's pre-re trans in a nutshell, basically. I don't know about kRO, but iRO, bRO, phRO and others was already very p2w in the transcended era already. The moment they ditched the subscription model and opened f2p servers was the moment RO became p2w.

The issue with the p2w here is that in Zero is worse that it has even been, it is multiplied by 100000.

Yeah many things can be fixed but the admin refused to touch the game and make it a better experience so now the server is dead, Zero as is without changes has no chance to surivive here on the west specially in p.servers.