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How useful are the forums of the private server you currently play on?

Extremely useful
14 (56%)
Very useful
6 (24%)
Somewhat useful
4 (16%)
Not very useful
0 (0%)
I hardly ever visit
1 (4%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: Apr 02, 2010, 02:25 am

Author Topic: Server forums  (Read 5756 times)

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Offline l†achi

Re: Server forums
« Reply #15 on: Mar 27, 2010, 03:06 pm »
good forums are great, like the simple ones that look good and are easy to navigate through. Some forums can be trashy and discourage from even logging into the server. IP Vision Board is great


Offline Lucian

Re: Server forums
« Reply #16 on: Mar 27, 2010, 11:16 pm »
Extremely useful, defiantly.

Offline Xeyra

Re: Server forums
« Reply #17 on: Apr 13, 2010, 06:56 pm »
Forums + Overall high activity = Good advertising move to pull in the smart players.

I always use server forums as a way to tell how active the GM's and players are. GM's hosting an English server who do not act professional in a way with their English are very unattractive. GM's are GM's. They're not players. They may be player's when they're not on duty but when they're supposed to be GM's, they're supposed to be GM's.

Also, what server wouldn't have forums? Trying to contact GM's only when they're in-game is a very slow server in my opinion. You might as well go play iRO and wait for a GM to log on to ask them a question. Oh wait, GM's on iRO only log on in a blue moon.

Offline KwietStorm

Re: Server forums
« Reply #18 on: Apr 23, 2010, 04:00 pm »
I love server forums. I usually lurk and check it out before I even download the server itself. There's tons of useful info there.

i always make sure I have a forum account. Usually I notice GMs are often busy in-game...swarmed with PMs and such, so I feel the forum is usually the better place to post my questions and get a response.

Offline Nish

Re: Server forums
« Reply #19 on: Apr 24, 2010, 03:51 am »
They are useful but it's always a good idea to have a website or wiki and not just a forum.

Only thing I dislike about forums these days is the number of trolls going around.. Every popular ragnarok with a forum has there
fair share of trolls :/

Offline Revenant

Re: Server forums
« Reply #20 on: Apr 24, 2010, 10:20 am »
They're good for feedback, creative suggestions and bug reports. Past that, it's nothing but trolls and mindless spam.
For the love of god, people, stop posting topics about recruiting staff on this forum, or indeed any forum. If you really feel the need to publicize the fact you're incapable of running your own server, and as such, must rely on someone you know nothing about as a crutch, be prepared to deal with the consequences, as people who go deliberately looking for GM positions are most likely as dumb as the inept server owner in question, if not moreso.

People offering paid services may or may not be screwing you over, depending on the product. Web designers? There's quite a good few out there; many take time to do their work, and charge quite a bit as a result. Just be sure you're not getting someone elses' website, rebranded for quick cash. If you hire someone to do things such as install customs for you, give up running a server. You're wasting time and letting someone take advantage of your stupidity.

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