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Collin (Banned)
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15th Sep 2016

Major Changes;

1) Reduce amount of Krypto for sell prices. From just about every other game mode the buy price is larger than the sell price. With taxes at 0% for most items I feel the sell price should be at LEAST 75%, with the reality it should be 50%. People are having way too much Krypto and things are too damn cheap in the store. 

2) Increase amount Jammers cost. Jammers should be AT LEAST 2.5k Krpyto if not 5k+; Reasoning is that building a base should be end-ish game. Increase the amount of play-time on the server from start to finish. With such a small play-time on this server it would be extremely beneficial. After two days of gameplay at 3-4 hours of playing each day I was able to build a 5x5 - 2 level base with just 2 people. 

3) Increase amount guns costs. Ammo is nearly as expensive as the gun itself in some cases; That should not be the case, at least in my mind. Most snipers and LMGs fit under this category. 

4) Decrease the amount of spawning cities. There are just too many options that allow you to be wherever you want in the map. Create some spaces in the map that require a hike and a half which allow players to build in these areas that prefer the more nomad life.

5) If it's possible to code (I have yet to look at epoch code, only altis life thus far through my ArmA 3 adventures) try making it so within the safezones, the withdraw/deposit times are reduced by at LEAST 50% - It takes FAR too long to deposit and withdraw. I understand the reasoning within towns though.

6) Reduce Withdraw time from ATMs/Phones/Anything else. Deposit is one thing, Withdraw is another. They shouldn't have the same time. Withdraw , there is no risk until the end. Deposit there is risk while doing so which is why it should be longer.

7) More missions in the Eastern side of the map. I have yet to see a mission spawn east of the eastern safe zone. Making everyone build in the North - North-West regions of the map where the most missions are. I would say add a few locations to the eastern side of the map so things are a little less crowded over here north of the wall (GoT reference).

Work on overall play-time for players on the server. Being a server owner myself this is one of my main goals to increase population and popularity on my servers. You might get 4-5 new players a day, if not more, but if they can reach end-game and get bored within 48 hours. What is the point? You are limiting yourselves by having this. With such high loot, and such high selling prices, and such low buying prices. It's just a recipe for being bored out of your mind a week in.

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Minor Changes;

1) Choose vehicle color - Possibly have them cost more money for the camo offroad, or things along those line. Perhaps a list view within the gui where the Check Availability button is contained

2) Move tactical bacon from Magazine Items/Other -> Magazine Items/Food - For obvious Reasons

3) Ability to sell RPG rounds that are NOT HE. So maybe 2500 for the NON-HE rounds? I don't like risking my life each time to end up getting a round that I can't even sell.

4) More Ore locations (Gray dots on map) finally got to one yesterday but after mining it with the sledge it was unable to be opened or interacted with. So maybe fix these as well?

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Price Adjustment Suggestions;

Electronic Components : 150 -> 50 SELL PRICE (Every trip to town I get about 5-10 of these. They are way too common for the price they sell for)
Cinder Walls : 150 -> 500 BUY PRICE
Offroad Truck : 750 -> 1500
Slot upgrade for group : 300 -> 1500

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Please provide input, if you agree say why and vise versa.
Last Edit: 15th Sep 2016 by Collin
Collin (Banned)
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15th Sep 2016

Update 9/15/2016 12:48CST

Added a few changes
Split up changes to include minor/major
Added a few price adjustments
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15th Sep 2016

First lets all acknowledge that balancing is a very difficult task to do. I think Viper, Hawkeyes, JMX have done a fantastic job pitching in where they can to balance this server. Now the word balance indicates that it can't be too difficult and it can't be too easy. So let's remember that if we cater something to end game it makes the newer players feel a bit left out. Lastly, before I put my comments in on what Mr. Collin posted, I would like to say that what first enticed me to this server was the broad player base and all the different personalities that came with it.

Alright:

1. I wouldn't have a problem with this at all, most items sell for what you buy them for. I feel a minor tax on peasant items with a 5-10% increase on different tiers isn't too outlandish. I would limit it to around 30% on the high tier iteams though. This would make players play a bit more reserved and care about their gear a bit more. Right now if I die there's not much repercussions considering I have 150k in the bank.
2. I think the jammer price should be the same but again tier the different building supplies. Maybe the concrete wall/blocks are final tier so they have a higher price, but wood or sheet metal can sell to where a newer player can still build himself a home. The he can have an upgrade path.
3. I think guns are fine really but if we must we can do a tiered tax system like clothing/armors from point 1.
4. There is these areas, but its not mostly controlled by spawn but mission spawns. Note that missions don't really spawn to the way east of map or way south. These are perfect places for what you want imho. I like all the spawns.
5. There is, and this has been discussed before but it is a ridiculous amount of work and has to be applied after every server restart is what I've heard. Currently from my understanding this isn't an option.

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Minor Changes
1. It would be a nifty idea, but right now you can change the color of your vehicle if you're a donator at a gas station.
2. Nom nom
3. NO. JUST NO. Look i'm not even going to get into this with you for advantage reasons in game. These rockets are THE MOST VALUABLE ITEMS IN THE GAME. Again, I'm not going to say why or how but trust me, you DO NOT want these to be sellable. Tell you what I'll pay you 500 krypto for each one you get.

No comments on pricing, as I said if we were to change something it would be to tier the pricing with taxing. That way you focus more on scavenging the stuff than straight buying it, I don't loot anymore for this reason because you can just do a mission, make 20k and buy it all at the store.

Cheers!
Collin (Banned)
Joined: 12th Sep 2016
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15th Sep 2016

Update 9/15/2016 1:57PM CST

Added some things, and tweaked some things after speaking with Xenomorph regarding his opinions.
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15th Sep 2016

Pricing definitely needs to be changed, having an extortionate amount of krypto is rendered useless on the server as everything is so cheap. Either that, or add some new things to the shop to make the gameplay a little more fun - I find myself doing the same thing over and over on this server with exactly the same loadout each time. CUP weapons were a good example of new things being added to the server that brought a better experience to people, yet they were taken out. Examples could be the new vehicles from the Apex expansion, thermal goggles for a hefty price, Iffrit/Strider HMGs and GMGs.

The one I definitely agree with in your post is the amount of bans that I see on the server. I'm not going to mention any names, but certain admin(s) ban way too easily and it just discourages people from ever playing on the server. Like, I see new people who haven't read the rules committing minor offences and they're just banned. I don't know what the obsession is with banning people, but the only thing that it hurts is the server population - as admins you should be wanting the server population to grow, not stagnate or drop. I like JMX's way of handling things as an admin in particular, things are dealt with and I've never seen him - personally - ban anybody. Several hundred people were unbanned recently and I thought that this'd be a point of change in regards to the amount of bans being thrown out on the server, but apparently.. nope. Some of the things people are banned for are just RIDICULOUS also, I can't even put it any other way. How is going up to somebody's vehicle a straight ban - even with warning? You have to realise that some of these players are new and won't listen to a "random player" - i.e. an Admin playing under an alternate persona telling them to stop. You have your names in the server description for a reason. What's the point putting your name there if you're not going to play under that name? Hawkeyes in particular, no offence. Every other admin I see plays under their persona listed on the server page avoiding a lot of problems...

I'd also like to throw in my 2 cents. Why on earth can't you raid/be near bases within 30 minutes before a restart? I've never seen that rule applied to any other server - and trust me - I play on a lot of servers. You do realise that by implementing radii of 1000m that you can't enter around every single base within that 30 minutes restricts many areas of the map - places like the airfield in particular.
Last Edit: 15th Sep 2016 by Jack
Joined: 21st Mar 2015
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15th Sep 2016

I'll comment on the suggestions in another post but guys.... this really isn't the place for talking about admins. Each of us, Viper, H4wk, myself, and Measles all have a similar yet different way of approaching issues that may crop up. We talk to each other and usually agree on most things, communication is the single most important aspect of keeping a server running to me.

With that said, if you have an issue with an admin, man up and request to RESPECTFULLY tell them your opinion, feel free to ask questions to them, just remember to be respectful and know that we don't have to respond. This does not mean if you have a problem with me then you run to H4wk and tell him what a peice of shit I am, I think that's cowardly. We're human, we make mistakes, and we all have different personalities which seem to mesh well together. I love this server and I do my best to make sure I'm fair but I'm sure there are players that may have an issue with the way I do things. Don't forget that ultimately Viper and H4wk have been running this from the start and Viper pays the balance on here every month, in essence they co-own the server together.

Personally I have a system that I try to abide by and I kick players way more often than I ban them, there are certain infractions that call for immediate bans but for the most part I stick to the infraction punishments found in the server rules.

Don't take this as me complaining, it's just my opinion, love you guys!
Joined: 21st Mar 2015
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15th Sep 2016

With CUP weapons, we had 10-15 players a day in the support room just for connection issues because of the CUP mods, most of them had the correct versions and other stuff and we couldn't figure out some of the issues, we spent so much time helping players connect and when you are spending all your time helping people get in the server you don't have time to help the people already in that may be having issues.

I want to see the APEX weapons and vehicles able to be purchased for everyone, it would be just like when the Cyrus and Taru were added, if you didn't have the DLC you couldn't use the weapons and vehicles, but if you did you most certainly could, hopefully we can come to a decision on this soon.

I also want to see at least one tank and helicopter (besides the ghost hawk, ones with missiles) able to be purchased by players. But you have to understand that you can demolish a base in no time flat, you can wreck missions, and cause all out havoc in the safe zones with vehicles like this so we would constantly have players complaining that they were too awesome.

We have people complain all the time about loot being too hard to find and prices being too high, it's really subjective to your taste.

As far as the rockets go, the ones you're talking about are absolutely over powered when it comes to doing certain things with them, again we'd hear nothing but complaints from players on the wrong end of those.

I agree with the time it takes to deposit and withdraw from an ATM being too long but I'm not sure if it's possible or how much work would be involved in reducing that time.

ALTIS is HUGE. I think that there should be MORE spawns if anything. What good is an old fashioned brawl if it takes you 30 minutes to get back to the fight?

We don't want the white walkers (AI) near the spawn zone (the salt flats), it causes all types of issues.

Join server, loot, sell, loot, sell, make friends, kick ass, do missions, kick ass, kick ass, get your ass kicked. What more can there be?

You can change vehicle colors, but you are required to donate. If you're a server owner then you know that maintaining a server is EXPENSIVE. Check out my monitization procedures on the forum, we are required by Bohemia to register and keep in line with all rules governing accepting donations or the server gets shut down. We are only allowed to give cosmetic perks, advertisements, and items/services that do not give a donator an advantage over someone that does not donate. This will not change, if you want the badass colors, you need to pay for it.
Last Edit: 15th Sep 2016 by JmxTwiztid
Joined: 29th Dec 2014
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15th Sep 2016

Hey guys, i really do think you for posting this and just so you no the server is how it is because of the players, alot of player suggestions i have went with. So please dont listen to them, we do take players comments and try to improve on it. I do have plans to redo the pricing and a few other things in the server because of the players and suggestions that have been posted on here over the last 2 years. Also please any player is more than free to come in here and let me no what they think in a good or bad way, player imput is the key to a great server.
Joined: 29th Dec 2014
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15th Sep 2016

Do take note i will be redoing a few things and some of the rules pertaining to certain issues and things so be on the look out soon for alot of new changes.
Collin (Banned)
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15th Sep 2016

I hope this to be true. Thank you.
Joined: 29th Dec 2014
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15th Sep 2016

Here is the reason why I come into the server under different names. We have players in the server that HAVE been in the server for quite some time. OK, they see the admin name come into the server, and they play fine. The admin leaves, they start breaking rules left and right. Then I come in under a different name. They don't realize an admin has come into the server. Now they get caught breaking the rules, and then they start bitching about "well, you wasn't under your admin name." That shouldn't matter whether I am under my admin name or not, period. If a player doesn't like that I come into the server under a different name then maybe that person is afraid of getting caught themselves. This has been proven fact by both Viper and myself.

As to some of the recent bans on the server. Again, unless you are involved with the ban personally, then you know nothing of what actually happened or what happened before with that individual. For instance, the individual that keyed up on side chat, he had been told numerous time in the chat channel that admins on the server will ban for talking in side chat. What does he do, starts off screaming in side chat, and you could tell this was a child. I seen what was coming and was able to put a stop to it in a matter of seconds. If a player wants to come into our server and test the admins, that's their prerogative, but they better be ready for the repercussions. Same goes with the player I asked to step away from the vehicles. When I told him this, he turns around and steps closer to the truck he was already standing next too. Again, a player, that wants to test an admin like that, will get the boot every time by me, because all that shows me is they will do it to other players also, which can cause problems in the safezone. They, in turn, are more than free to come speak to me in teamspeak, or post a ban appeal on the forums. All it takes is for them to come speak to me as I can be just as fair as all the other admins.
Joined: 29th Dec 2014
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15th Sep 2016

On a side note about this issue, the ban list was deleted about 2 weeks ago to start fresh. Alot of things go on that you the players dont see and we have to deal with alot of diff stuff and when asked to not do this or that and 10 min later the said player is doing what we just ask him not to do then we kick or ban depends on the reason and also the players tone of voice towards the admins. We are not a baby sitter and im not going to hold your hand ingame, but if you need help or there is a issue in the server then i dont mind helping thats what we do. So on that note just play by the rules in the safe zones and nothing will ever be said.
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