Basically there are still a few pk servers out there ( FlameKO, KOwned, MasteredKO) That are still up. You know what else is really screwin things up for these new servers coming up is ACME. It screws things up for rogues. We cant minor on servers with ACME because it lags us. So since forever in KO period there has always been more rogues than any other class, your server will have lost alot of players due to this type of lagg. Then that leaves it only to be mostly warrior, priest and a couple mages. If the server does not make mages any good then u lost another big chunk of players cuz ppl love nova townin and playin in mage groups. If they are nerfed then its down to 2 classes, priest and warrior. Those two classes usually have the lowest population so ur server wont survive on jus mostly warriors and priests.
Here's a good suggestion to all those thinking of releasing a new server.
1. Forget about the money nd think about the community
2. Make all classes equal ( even on a 70 server, add 72 skills onto it)
3. Fuck ACME- its costing you all players. KOwned and FlameKO make tons of profit with alot of players on at all times thanks to not having lag using their own security.
You also have to make incentives for players who catch cheaters. KOwned does this nd they always have 150+ ppl online while still continuously making profit. but seriously no more of this ACME bullshit.
4. Make it unique like adding customized weapons u earn through specific quests that cant be done overnight like( kill 200 user for some wierd but cool ass weapon or armor set that isnt too OP but gives an advantage and looks smexy)
keep it original as well. 1300v servers do best not 1298.
5. Make different level wars. ( DLW 30-50) BDW different levels like USKO starting off low level 30-35, 36-45, 46-50, 50-59, 60-64,65-70,71-75, 76-83. Chaos Arena for uniques and unique weapons for winners as well as NPS for all players and exp
6. Host different events everyday or every other day at different random times that dont always mean a boss event or war. Maybe even just a find GM event, Trivia event, 1v1 mini and big tournaments, Clan Symbol vote events, Dragon holder of the month ( NP and ladder holders recieve a special gift). PK video contest, promotional video contest.
7. Make decent rewards that are needed ingame to be in Vote rewards ( 1500hp, 300ac, 2500 mana pots 2500 hp pots, ap scroll,) This will boost ur server up alot in the rankings on other websites to be seen more likely. I dont know really wat should b voted on these are some examples.
8. Bug/ Cheater reporter Champion of the month/ year to recognize players who are active and support your server by rewarding them in a very special unique way. Hell I would award that player with cash I earned from the server because it is a player like that who keeps the server going without losing players.
If I have more that I can think of ill post it but these are pretty much all I can think of atm.