you said it IS play to win then counter with its just.. so a little confused if you feel that im charging people to play a beta which ive been accused of which is pretty commical from people who hide behind fake accounts but such is life.
i had 3 ways of doing my server, 1 was pay to play with no way of buying of gamegold. the other was to make it all free but allow people to buy gamegold and the final option was to just give up because im sick of the toxic pricks in the community and keep it a closed door project for myself to play.
the whole reason i make servers is because there arnt servers out there that i want to play its really that simple. why cant i do it all for free? because i simply cannot afford the server costs monthly, which some people have no problem with and have great financial stablity, i dont live in that world, i live hand to mouth, have done all my life.
now i could take option number 2 and make a lot more money as people throw cash into servers to buy gamegold and eat out the gameshop, i know this because of how the last server did.
i didnt like that option because its just not fair, in terms of the casual player.
so this time i decided to make it a pay to play server, you donate monthly to my patreon and ill give you access, there will be 3 tiers people can choose from, basic, intemmidiate and full. there is no way to buy gamegold, it has to be earned in game through hunting and questing/events/drops.
the tiers provide a monthly limit of 0, 1000 or 1500 hunt tokens (game gold) but thats it, once its gone its gone. the full supporters tier will provide a 5% exp buff.
i have over the last 2-3 months been thinking about the tiers of donation and i have scrapped them and remade them time and time again.
im not financially driven but the server has to cover its own costs or the servers gone, its that simple.
people have offered me free hosting but as much as i am very thankful to all of them, i dont trust anyone. we dont know each other. im just some guy sat infornt of a kb typing this that no one actually knows or lets be honest gives a **** about, the only time we ever come together as a community is when one of us end up in a wardrobe taking thier own life because they felt that had no way out of whatever it is they are going through, which is so tragic when you stop typing and actually think about that for a minute.
thats how this place is, if i didnt love the game i would have been gone a long time ago, i hate the toxic community of mir, i hate the players that feel its okay to berate, steal, hurt and down righ treat other people like ****.
TL : DR
server will be pay to play (i really dont care about people saying its a free game, hasnet been free for me to make what i have), might have 3 tiers of choices with increasing bonuses, might not, havent decided on the final cost.