Love the improvements being made to the server functionality. But I also think that other things are really important as well.
More events : We rarely see any events other then sade, dts, and ctr. We need ACTUAL events like LMS, guild vs guild, ladder matches etc for which prizes would be given. Right now the only thing to basically do on this server is hunt/ek. the ek part gets a tad old after you already have full hero. Wtf else is there to do.
More staff : We currently have a few staff members, which are barely ever on. Cleroth is the exception because you are always coding and doing things server side, but we need ACTUAL ingame admins to monitor the harrassment, racial slurs and comments, Chat spamming, etc.
More penalties : Nobody is being penalized for ek laming, rep laming, harassment and or racial slurs and comments. Everybody is just running amok and doing anything they want to. It isnt the players job to do the admins job for you.
im not talking bad about anything that anybody has done here or including names or anything. there needs to be more ingame involvement for this server to remain the way it is for extended time. Adding features to the server and improving client side things is badass, but there are ingame things that need to be tended to that cannot be done with the 2-3 GMs that you have that rarely log.
@Jomad: I'll reply to your post tomorrow. Too tired today and going to bed soon.
Don't really agree with the "more penalties" part, but most of the key issues are well summed up here and I was looking forward to seeing them addressed. We're about getting back to the point where the latest update's novelty has worn off and the server population is dropping again (don't get me wrong, it's been great and I love hunting more than ever, although I still have small details to point out for further tweaking (I'm not sure they will be heard out, though?) - but yeah, it's just how updates work, people come back right after it happens then don't stick around forever), and the remaining people get impatient and need a bit more than just this thread to remain entertained. I mean, really, it's not like we haven't been pointing out these issues for 3 months.
+1 ikr ray. I get told ill get an answer or something, ive offered many of times to help with the server, plenty of the players that are here that played HBunderlord can vouch at how good an admin I was and i kept the game "fun" and "entertaining" while maintaining balance and being fair.
Hell, even kinger, (everybody knows who he is if they played Hbworld, HBunderlord, HBrebirth, or visit HIS forums hes maintained for almost 10 years) can vouch for me as being a great admin, and my ideas were great as well. I dont think cleroth really cares about whats going on ingame anymore. Not talking bad about him cause hes done a bangup job here but no admins = a server ran by the players= they think they can do whatever they want. also no events = lame as hell too.
Either way, my services are still being offered. if interested. You have my msn, you know my ingame name AND you know who i am on forums. I know you dont like having Gms/admins or whatever, but you cannot run a good server with just only urself, time to face logic and reality.