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So do any of you play on private servers for MMORPG's? If so what private server do you play on and how good is it? Worth looking into? Private servers can be a great way to get an idea of what a MMORPG is like before investing into it, or can even be good enough to simply stick with overall. Let the rest of OCN know about it here!

Myself I currently play on InfiniteAION private server (Pride) which has just come out of beta. Pretty decent server overall, though some content and side quests still need adding here and there. Pretty stable though and well populated. Haven't run into any gamebreaking problems as of yet myself personally.
Edited by Lifeshield - 4/8/11 at 10:37am
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meh i tried it in wow but i just love the pvp aspect of these games. and honestly there just isnt enough population on private servers. i did however get really into the same server as you for a while then i got bored about 2 months ago i think idk been hell because of school lol
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Private servers are bad. Unlike the official they can use the information from you against other.

I joined 3 private server so far. Cabal Online was okay, but people stopped playing duo since they close down the current server and not allowing character transfer. I spended there 300 euro. o_o

2nd one Aion considering drama and gamemasters who scores 1 point at school, working there. No point out how it guess out...

3rd one are considering public people from previous server. And atleast the Don the crappy from Guru3d using the same method against another gamemasters(I like to have ip lock on others to claim my fame, just like his car lmao).

What I learned so far... It's like my little brother told and the foresight are right too. Private server are bad.
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I played a MapleStory PS. Pretty fun.
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I played on a private server before for WoW. Was OK. I still prefer paying for MMOs though.
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I played a MapleStory PS. Pretty fun.
This. If I had to play it MapleStory again, I'll play it on a PS. The NA's community is generally rude and cocky. Plus I can't stand spending a year to get to the last job advancement.

Also, isn't this against the rules to talk about?
     
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I've played on multiple private servers. Ragnarok Online (still do), World of Warcraft, Lineage 2, etc.

I'd suggest retail servers for the most part, but private servers do have their pros if you have a good management team.
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There's a few inherent problems with private servers, making them unattractive to me.

Crappier maintenance. Because they are free, they have less responsibility towards the players, and less "staff" (how many are actually run by more than two people?). Thus more downtime and higher latency.

Bad community. I sometimes heard people say the official WoW's community is bad, but ten fold that for almost all private servers. Keep in mind the majority of players (from what I've seen) are kids (8-16) who don't have a job and can't pay the (measly) 15 Euro a month.

Bad GM's. From what I've seen and heard, there's a LOT of corrupt crap going on in these servers. GM's giving out insane amount of items, or banning people because they just don't like them, or even insta kill grieving players.

Again, all my personal experiences, and the ones I've seen when following a friend who played on a private WoW server for about two years.

I always hear people going on about low population, but really, that's all about finding a popular server. The problem with a popular server is that it makes all the problems listed above even worse.

After seeing and hearing about these things, I'd rather pay up the 15 Euro a month (which honestly, anyone above the age of 16 should be able to pay up) or just not play MMO's.
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Plenty ever since the bbs days... pro's and con's, lack of customer support towards the end user is always a minus, however, if your the one running it or supporting it, the ps can be a great learning tool for modding, networking, and general game design in a working environment... and that sort of experience just is not for sale. You get out of these things what you put into em I suppose... nothing in... well... there ya go.
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Also, isn't this against the rules to talk about?
I see far worse things talked about in other sections of this site, like hacking phone OS, or overclocking Xbox 360s (which requires Jtagging). Some private servers are actually created after a game is shut down.

If it's against the rules and gets closed then fair play. I don't see anything wrong with it myself though personally.
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