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Offline Masao

LotusRO
« on: Apr 13, 2020, 11:52 am »
~ Server closed 25th Novermber 2020 ~
« Last Edit: Nov 11, 2020, 06:57 am by Masao »

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Offline WindsorGaming

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2020, 05:32 pm »
Thank you so much for your kind words!

Offline Feebee

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #2 on: Apr 16, 2020, 07:33 am »
Is this an advertisement or a review?

I used to play here, seen the admin say things like "the cash shop exists because the players want to support this server" when there was like only 5 active players.. and when I asked who those players are he could not give me a proper logical answer.

While you arent forced to buy VIP, I would consider it very stupid to play without it, so yeah, imo, you are kinda forced into buying VIP. Your progression and drops are literally doubled. Why not just remove this cancerous vip system which plagued the offical servers for so long?

After all the months that have passed, it doesn't seem like anything really changed and it isn't worth coming back. Probably why the population is still below ~20 which isn't a sign of a healthy/good server.

Speaking of healthy server.. some classes are unplayable because of the shortage of players and no economy to begin with. One of many examples: GX. Poison bottles were close to not existant in the server and according to your "review" it still didnt change "because this is KRO-like", well KRO has 2-3000 players and a healthy economy and PB's are easy to obtain even for new players.

I dont recommend this server, although the idea behind it is good.


PS: believe me, you are doing something wrong if there are still only 10-20 players playing after 1 year and you should try to change. Especially that crappy VIP system which most likely turns off 99% of the players and find ways to compensate the lack of items because of the low population.

« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2020, 07:49 am by Feebee »

Offline Masao

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #3 on: Apr 16, 2020, 02:19 pm »
Hi there,

This is a review that's why it's in the review section :D

Sad to hear you didn't have / didn't experience such a good time like I do on the sever :-/ But as I said in my review tho', the server opened back in september 2019 so it's about half a year old not 1 year like you say  /hmm

I also said that I think the economy is doing good, of course it could be better but that will eventually only happen if more players will join, hence my review hoping to bring some attention and new players to this server  /ok

The admin. added a NPC that sells all the ingredients you need to craft poison bottles and other bottles at a fair price IMO but still high enough that new players who would like to farm them to make zeny can sell them in their shop as merchant cheaper than the NPC and gain a good amount of zeny like that.




And besides that many other things have changed, so maybe you should give the server another shot  /lv

But I guess you probably won't because of the VIP system which seems to have been the biggest issue for you, while I can understand your viewpoint on the system pretty much every other server not only official is offering such a service to help fund the server and help it grow.

Have a nice day and c ya around :)
« Last Edit: Apr 16, 2020, 05:07 pm by Masao »

Offline Solemnis

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #4 on: Apr 16, 2020, 03:42 pm »
Thank you very much, Masao!

I have to say one more thing about your review though: since we changed the domain name we freshly renewed the renting of the server for another two years recently.

Is this an advertisement or a review?

This is a review since Masao is not a member of the staff team but a normal player.

I used to play here, seen the admin say things like "the cash shop exists because the players want to support this server" when there was like only 5 active players.. and when I asked who those players are he could not give me a proper logical answer.

Obviously we will not disclose personal information of our players due to privacy reasons. If they want to come forward on their own, that's their choice.

While you arent forced to buy VIP, I would consider it very stupid to play without it, so yeah, imo, you are kinda forced into buying VIP. Your progression and drops are literally doubled. Why not just remove this cancerous vip system which plagued the offical servers for so long?

VIP tickets are tradable amongst players for zeny, also there is no real need for VIP since we increased our rates from 1/1/1 to 2/2/1, we also edited our Zodiac system to improve it (there's double and triple exp as well as double and triple drop). VIP is purely optional and it's also a way to pay for the server costs. Almost everything in the iShop was implemented due to player request while you can at the same time acquire everything in-game without paying real money.

After all the months that have passed, it doesn't seem like anything really changed and it isn't worth coming back. Probably why the population is still below ~20 which isn't a sign of a healthy/good server.

Speaking of healthy server.. some classes are unplayable because of the shortage of players and no economy to begin with. One of many examples: GX. Poison bottles were close to not existant in the server and according to your "review" it still didnt change "because this is KRO-like", well KRO has 2-3000 players and a healthy economy and PB's are easy to obtain even for new players.

I dont recommend this server, although the idea behind it is good.


PS: believe me, you are doing something wrong if there are still only 10-20 players playing after 1 year and you should try to change. Especially that crappy VIP system which most likely turns off 99% of the players and find ways to compensate the lack of items because of the low population.

Classes are all playable since you can buy all class-related ingredients from an NPC for zeny.

Offline Feebee

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #5 on: Apr 16, 2020, 04:43 pm »
Thank you very much, Masao!

I have to say one more thing about your review though: since we changed the domain name we freshly renewed the renting of the server for another two years recently.

This is a review since Masao is not a member of the staff team but a normal player.

Obviously we will not disclose personal information of our players due to privacy reasons. If they want to come forward on their own, that's their choice.

VIP tickets are tradable amongst players for zeny, also there is no real need for VIP since we increased our rates from 1/1/1 to 2/2/1, we also edited our Zodiac system to improve it (there's double and triple exp as well as double and triple drop). VIP is purely optional and it's also a way to pay for the server costs. Almost everything in the iShop was implemented due to player request while you can at the same time acquire everything in-game without paying real money.

Classes are all playable since you can buy all class-related ingredients from an NPC for zeny.

Well, you're basically describing the definition of pay-to-win. Casher buys VIP tickets, sells them to other players for zeny -> buys whatever he wants -> wins
And yall still wondering why your server wont grow, even during corona, where most servers reach the peak of their population because everyone is athome playing, your server is still below 10 online. Your population speaks for itself. No need to go all defensive even after more than half a year of declining population.

How is there no real need for VIP because your rates went from 1/1/1 to 2/2/1 ?!?!?!  /hmm it still makes your rates go up to 4/4/2 LOL.

The extremely sugarcoated and overly positive "review" by masao will lure some players in, but as always they are gonna leave quicker than you can say corona.

Offline WindsorGaming

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2020, 04:31 am »
We're sorry that you did not enjoy the server, but a lot of things have changed since you played i assure you, we're also looking into ways to make vip tickets accessible in other ways :)

Offline Masao

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #7 on: Apr 23, 2020, 06:36 am »
Well, you're basically describing the definition of pay-to-win. Casher buys VIP tickets, sells them to other players for zeny -> buys whatever he wants -> wins
And yall still wondering why your server wont grow, even during corona, where most servers reach the peak of their population because everyone is athome playing, your server is still below 10 online. Your population speaks for itself. No need to go all defensive even after more than half a year of declining population.

How is there no real need for VIP because your rates went from 1/1/1 to 2/2/1 ?!?!?!  /hmm it still makes your rates go up to 4/4/2 LOL.

The extremely sugarcoated and overly positive "review" by masao will lure some players in, but as always they are gonna leave quicker than you can say corona.

The server administration has now decided due to your and other player responses to the VIP system, that they're going to completly disable it as per today. They now increased the server rates for everyone up to 4/4/2 and the maximum storage to 800 since the server can't handle more than 800 without causing issues. Maybe this will truly be to your "no P2W" standards and you're maybe willing to give it another try.  /no1

Offline WindsorGaming

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #8 on: Apr 26, 2020, 03:05 pm »
We're already seeing really positive responses and growth from this decision, thank you for your input @feebee :)

Removal of VIP was probobly the best thing we could do for the fun and longetivity of the server

/ James

Offline WindsorGaming

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2020, 04:44 am »
Oh wow, this is amazing, new player peaks every day! /lv

Offline Masao

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #10 on: Aug 07, 2020, 03:11 am »
Today they've released the 2020 client for the server to support all the cool new skill animations and a bunch of other really neat stuff that comes with it, and also they are making some progress towards the 17.1 content with the illusion dungeons!

Illusion of Moon has been added as well and Illusion of Vampire will be added later during the week or next maintenance! The server soon will celebrate its 1 year anniversary with a lot of cool events and a whole week of bossnia!

So as you can see a lot of exciting things keep on happening with this server, come check us out you won't regret it!

https://lotusragnarok.com/ControlPanel/
« Last Edit: Aug 07, 2020, 05:16 am by Masao »

Offline Masao

Re: LotusRO
« Reply #11 on: Nov 11, 2020, 06:58 am »
~ Server closed 25th Novermber 2020 ~

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