This is a discussion on From the players, to the players. within the Private Servers forums, part of the Knight Online (ko4life.com) category; Originally Posted by Kallop
Also, do people prefer Krowaz armors or Shell as max armor? :P I demand answers people!
I've always liked the design and looks of the golden armor. I have no idea what they were called... Private servers used to use them as valkyrie in the very beginning I think.
So yeah, imo the optimal would be a server that starts out with a 70 cap with a couple of events like BWD etc, then it progresses into an 80 sever with introduction of stuff like ardream, RLB and additions like krowaz armor and cursed weapons.
70 servers also need to have bosses that spawns in eslant and luffy/emc.
edit: I'd also like some semi-hard exp rates for these kinds of servers.
I also support the idea of progression, start with level 70 cap, shells as top armor and maybe bifrost as top weapons.
My personal opinion on this:
A good amount of time for hitting level 70 would be 2-3 of days of exping ( not hardcore 24hours per day,say a total of 8-10 hours of exp ). This way, people will pk in lvls 62-70 not only once they hit 70.
Then make it 80 cap and implement, krowaz and juraid.
Hitting 80 should be somewhat hard, say 1 level every 2 hours of exping or something.
This way people will not get 80 instantly and own everyone AND people who do not have 5-6 hours per day for exping ( like myself ), will be able to catch up a week later tops.
Let me start with uniques. Drop rate should depend on the boss respawn time, if bosses respawn every 40minutes or so, then make the drop rate lower. If they are 4-8 hours like usko, increase them by alot.
Also the idea of getting old uniques is pretty descent for such a private server because there are always some clans who farm all the bosses and have uniques +1, when people who play solo or with 2-3 friends end up with +9's and we all know it is very unbalanced.
But uniques +1 vs old uniques is very close match up.
Make chitins, md;s,glaves worth. Those items should be slightly harder to make +8 than shells,raptors etc +7 so that we can have some trades like md +8 for 2 shell +7 etc, just to have a market going on.
Bifrost weapons should be elite, a.k.a hard to get. An avedon +7 should be harder to get than a raptor +8.
Add krowaz and juraid weapons but make them even harder than bifrost items to get. This way shells +7/+8 are not useless, raptors +8, avedons +7 are still good to have and we can see people using krowaz even at +6.
This is probably the most important part of the whole game. The 2 best private servers I played where lostsoulz and knight imperia. Both servers had a stable economy, farming/upgrading and finally merchanting was worth the time.
I said make the farm a bit harder because this way the market will be active. If everyone can have shells,raptors,krowaz,juraid items at +8, uniques +1, then why would anyone wanna buy something else. If on the other hand, an avedon +7 is worth 3 shells +7 or say a raptor +8 then you can always trade them.
Same thing goes for uniques, if you cannot farm uniques ( lack of time or team ) you can farm bifrost or juraid, make a +8 weapon or 2-3 +7's and trade them for a rol.
If the economy of a server dies, the server itself will.
I dont like auto master servers, but I hate those that require farming master items.
It is impossible for solo/duo players to get them, especially if there is no market around and farming items to trade them for masters is impossible.
A good idea would be to make them as a quest or something. Instead of requiring lobo/lupus/lycaon pendat, require that you just kill those bosses like exp quests in usko.
A dream server for me would be a server where :
I would have to exp for a couple of days, farm was continuous ( but worth the time, farming 2-3 hours for a chitin part +7 is ridiculous ), had a reason to farm ( because of the market ) and finally, there were no over powered donators.
Sorry if my post is long but I really want to see a private server that is actually worth the time to play.
I would personally love to pk at lvls 62-65-68 with armors and weapons at +7.
Then pk at 70 with few +8's and some uniques here and there.
Then at 75 with shells, high class weapons +8 along with some krowaz and juraid weapons +6/+7.
And finally reach 80 with NOT complete gear and farm some more then.
This way there will be exp/farm/pk parties going on. Not all people will have the same gear ( boring ). And it will keep people's interest because of the different phases they will go through.
EXP doesn't workout also to big gap with full geared players and new users doesn't work out. Tested it on my server. Best is probably semi unique starter gear and normal uniques dropping, so the new users have instantly chance to compete.
People get frustrated to fast if they can't instantly do something or compete with othrs. Everyone are spoiled I always find a way on every farm server to catch up, did it on osko joining late and many others, but seems not everyone can. So stuff got to be balanced gear wise and exp wise so the spoiled players can catch up instantly or they will simply quit.
Only if there was someway to make exping easier based on the items/levels in game!? lol
So is this all just hypothetical or something that is likely to happen?