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dale981

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First of all I wish you guys good luck with this project. We all know there's a demand for english speaking low rate 1.3.6 and you now have the perfect opportunity to make something good. =) Now before start I'd like to point out a few things and make few suggestions for improvement.

1. Low exp rates - Keep it low. PW is that kind of game where high exp rates wont work. It will also affect server longevity and keep players longer interested. I'd recommend x1 but if you decide it should be higher then maximum x2. PW is not endgame focused game like many other games. It is a journey.
2. Low coin rates - There's so many ways to earn coins. If you guys make it x2 or higher imo it will affect players experience and economy in a negative way. There must be balance between earning/spending coins. For example if we don't have skill cost until 60 that's one main coin dump less. With x2 or higher players will have much easier time to earn coins and they'll buy more gold on AH (assuming that option will be available at start). Where is the problem here now you ask? Well there's actually 2 problems. Less or no gold at all on AH for everyone to buy and less real money spent by players for gold. Why players have to spend real money? Well running server isn't free right? =) So...never ever cut default coin dumps from game. Also one important thing...random wraith asault events where you can make 500k-1m easy. Now add two and two and you'll understand why low coin rates are crucial.
3. Premium pets - Since you made the decision that we will have premium pets in 1.3.6 (although they were not present in 1.3.6) I suggest that you guys keep high level requirement forever like 70+. Players that complains about hard time for leveling pets prolly never heard about room 4. Leveling pet 1-70 in room 4 is 1 hour or 2 max. Price for real money should be high but items for premium pets should never be bound or premium pets should be farmable in some way in game (not easy or very low drop rate ofc).
4. Rare pets - This is a suggestion to make game more interesting for venos in early game and kinda one of interesting custom things that will not affect gameplay in a negative way. I know you guys have more important things like bugs etc for now but pls consider this. =) There's few mobs from later expansions who replaced some popular veno's pets because they were slightly better. They're not in 1.3.6 by default however this is newer client so they're here in database. It's easy to add them in game. Those mobs/pets are: Glacial Walker - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/25419 , Shadow Ranger/Dark Wanderer - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/25097 , Cloud Skatefish - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/26711 and Derjan's Ancient Hatchling - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/33907 . My suggestion would be to add them as long respawn and hidden mobs somewhere on map or in dungeons like FB. Like a new rare pets. Maybe make them slightly higher level and even elite mobs to spice things more. This would be nice and unique custom feature of this server that will atract some players for sure. =)
5. Cash shop - CS is important not only for server owners but also for players we all know that. Always try to balance between f2p players and cash shopers. That's the key. Gold should not be uber expensive nor very cheap. Price of gold on one of popular 1.3.6 private server is ~ 0,008$ per gold. That's ridiculous. Also something like 1:1 is crazy. Try to balance as much as posible. Around 1:5 sounds okish. We will see how that works in game. Next thing...never ever add mats, gear, packs with gear, dragon orbs or similar which can affect gameplay in a huge and negative way. In other words...pls don't ever take P2W way. We all know how that will end. =)
6. Events - Events are one thing that will keep players here. PVE/PVP default ones, tournaments, wraith asaults, hide and seek, exam events etc etc. So many ideas to work with. =)

Well that's some of my ideas/suggestions. I prolly forgot something but main ones is there. Again to avoid any drama this is only MY opinion and thats all. Good luck! =)
 
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I like all of your ideas. There's always place to test those out, especially the pet ones but in general, I can't see anything wrong with anything you said :)
 

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First of all I wish you guys good luck with this project. We all know there's a demand for english speaking low rate 1.3.6 and you now have the perfect opportunity to make something good. =) Now before start I'd like to point out a few things and make few suggestions for improvement.

1. Low exp rates - Keep it low. PW is that kind of game where high exp rates wont work. It will also affect server longevity and keep players longer interested. I'd recommend x1 but if you decide it should be higher then maximum x2. PW is not endgame focused game like many other games. It is a journey.
2. Low coin rates - There's so many ways to earn coins. If you guys make it x2 or higher imo it will affect players experience and economy in a negative way. There must be balance between earning/spending coins. For example if we don't have skill cost until 60 that's one main coin dump less. With x2 or higher players will have much easier time to earn coins and they'll buy more gold on AH (assuming that option will be available at start). Where is the problem here now you ask? Well there's actually 2 problems. Less or no gold at all on AH for everyone to buy and less real money spent by players for gold. Why players have to spend real money? Well running server isn't free right? =) So...never ever cut default coin dumps from game. Also one important thing...random wraith asault events where you can make 500k-1m easy. Now add two and two and you'll understand why low coin rates are crucial.
3. Premium pets - Since you made the decision that we will have premium pets in 1.3.6 (although they were not present in 1.3.6) I suggest that you guys keep high level requirement forever like 70+. Players that complains about hard time for leveling pets prolly never heard about room 4. Leveling pet 1-70 in room 4 is 1 hour or 2 max. Price for real money should be high but items for premium pets should never be bound or premium pets should be farmable in some way in game (not easy or very low drop rate ofc).
4. Rare pets - This is a suggestion to make game more interesting for venos in early game and kinda one of interesting custom things that will not affect gameplay in a negative way. I know you guys have more important things like bugs etc for now but pls consider this. =) There's few mobs from later expansions who replaced some popular veno's pets because they were slightly better. They're not in 1.3.6 by default however this is newer client so they're here in database. It's easy to add them in game. Those mobs/pets are: Glacial Walker - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/25419 , Shadow Ranger/Dark Wanderer - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/25097 , Cloud Skatefish - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/26711 and Derjan's Ancient Hatchling - http://www.pwdatabase.com/pwi/mob/33907 . My suggestion would be to add them as long respawn and hidden mobs somewhere on map or in dungeons like FB. Like a new rare pets. Maybe make them slightly higher level and even elite mobs to spice things more. This would be nice and unique custom feature of this server that will atract some players for sure. =)
5. Cash shop - CS is important not only for server owners but also for players we all know that. Always try to balance between f2p players and cash shopers. That's the key. Gold should not be uber expensive nor very cheap. Price of gold on one of popular 1.3.6 private server is ~ 0,008$ per gold. That's ridiculous. Also something like 1:1 is crazy. Try to balance as much as posible. Around 1:5 sounds okish. We will see how that works in game. Next thing...never ever add mats, gear, packs with gear, dragon orbs or similar which can affect gameplay in a huge and negative way. In other words...pls don't ever take P2W way. We all know how that will end. =)
6. Events - Events are one thing that will keep players here. PVE/PVP default ones, tournaments, wraith asaults, hide and seek, exam events etc etc. So many ideas to work with. =)

Well that's some of my ideas/suggestions. I prolly forgot something but main ones is there. Again to avoid any drama this is only MY opinion and thats all. Good luck! =)
1. Always low exp rate , there are training esoterica at boutique if someone wanna get lvl up faster . That should be paid .

2. Always low coins drop rate . CAREFUL !! This will break economy . Alot easy coins is equal to ridiculus AH gold prices . Its same as real economy . If easy farm 1m in an hour , the AH gold will be 5m coins at least . Say goodbye to balance . Never earn easy coins so AH gold will stay at proper ratio .

3. Ok it is not at that client these pets but through years these pets are converted to a veno s trademark . Agree to keep it at middle to high lv req. Veno actually need it for start tt so a 60+ is kinda ok .

4. Disagree. That way we can request any pet to not only be added , but tamed too ! ALERT ! Legendary pets is cash shop , that means you pay to get the best . If in game exist similar pets to performance (80%+) why should bother buy them ?

5 . 1:1 is too much . 1:5 again too much . Something like 1:2 or 3 is a nice flavor . Not easy not hard . Personal opinion of course . Agree to never add things that break farming contest of the game . Never .

6. Events ..... Hmmm .... I liked Nation wars ... Rest can be skipped easy , not worth the time .Maybe a pve contest like kill a boss or X mobs in X time will be nice . Do not make events a coin machine .

Respectfully added my thought for your excellent post @dale981 .
 

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4. Disagree. That way we can request any pet to not only be added , but tamed too ! ALERT ! Legendary pets is cash shop , that means you pay to get the best . If in game exist similar pets to performance (80%+) why should bother buy them ?
Well those mobs/pets are not that much better than old ones. Just slightly better. Legendary pets still have best available skills already on them. And no other mob in game is worth taming beside this 4. Maybe we can exclude Derjan's Ancient Hatchling because its lvl 101. Here check this comparison. =)
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