Just some Ideas~
Originally posted by Aedric24
Walks into the Room with a straight face, dressed in a black suit, and some papers in his Hand, to a dais on the top of the room, before rustling his papers, and looking with a serious round in the round. Boobies! Oh... wait, false meeting for that... one moment! rustling the papers, before throwing some away Ah thats the right thing!
Hello there everyone. (/bo) Here is your crazy scary wolf, with the Avatar which everyone fears!
Today I have come with some Ideas for a customisation of the Server, which wouldn't affect the Balance of the Game. I know that such Ideas arent easy to implement, but I'm sure, that they will help server to be a little bit more special^^
Beware, this post is rather long, so take time and interest with you if you wanna read it!
But before I bore you till death, and yeah I mean especially YOU THERE (/bzz), I will start with my ideas:
Well, which guild doesn't want a home for themselves, which fluffy black skulls hanging from the ceiling, bloody corners with the dead bodies of their rival guild, and a build in swimmingpool of gore? No, jokes aside... We have so many buildings in almost every city, and they are mostly unused. They stand there, lonely, without a warp, and you can't tell me that they are beeing used by NPC's - there aren't even this many NPC's standing around! (/swt) So my Idea is to make this houses useable for guilds, but not for free of course. There should be a weekly rent they should pay, and this rent has to be more than just 100k zeny a week. I thought about... well to put it pluntly 500k for the smallest house, and for the more bigger ones like 1 million zeny a week. This amount is easily farmable for a guild with some members - or to be even better said, for some parties.
So what is the use of such a house? Should I be honest? (/gg) Prestige! Its a big show off to other guilds, but why that is, is a point I will later talk about. There could also be the use of an extra Guildstorage, so that the people don't have to manage xyz Accounts to manage their loot when they have so much). But this service shouldn't come for free, but to this point also later on! Another use would be the boost of the parties, cause farming alone is pretty... boring. I know that, cause I farm pretty often. So to get the rent for the house, people will (hopefully) make more parties to gather the needed amount + the money they need for their cards and so on. Another Point would, at least for me, be the cities themselves. It would make them at least in thinking more lively, cause you can have actual neighbours ingame! May they be the smiths from infront of you, or your rival guild right besides yourself, it should give the feeling of a lively city. I hope that this is kinda attractive for the people, but lets going to the next point.
Here we come with the Prestige! Nearly everyone can afford a rent of 1 mil. zeny a week (when the person farms quite a bit) so that shouldn't be a big problem, and only a mediocre motivation to farm. So how about upgradeable furniture? This could cost quite a sum, and that would be the point. Its a money sink, an actual gamemechanic where you can at least put some money in it, and you can show it to others. Like I said, its a show off to other people, but a show off that could motivate. Also there is the point, that the guild could/should feel proud when they bought a new couch for their guildhouse out of their hard earnings.
But we could also give an actual use to this furniture. Like a buyable musicbox, with buyable music from the cities and the fields in ragnarok. Sometimes some people just go to a place just for the music, so why not to your own guildhouse? The guildstorage is full, your storage too and you don't wanna make a new acc.? Buy the upgradeable Guildsafe for some extra space! You lost hp, and you don't wanna pay every time in the Inn? How about the beds in your guildhouse, which you could use once a day, to refill your hp and sp (the amount could depend on the quality of the bed). I'm pretty sure that there are many possibilities! Oh and every time you buy a better version of your furniture in a special shop (or shops), the rent goes up. So that you need with every upgrade more money to effort the house - its a huge money sink if you look at it like this. But lets come to my last idea for today^^
3. Mvp-Heads and Archaeology
Like I said, this is my last point. Even this point is part of the Prestige I said before, cause you could have in the guildhouse a trophy room. In this room you could hang the heads of MVP's, but this head should only have a really small drop chance, so that they are a rare drop. Also the Heads shouldn't be tradeable, and non-sellable. They would just exist for the glory of your guild, or your hunt.
The same thing would be with fossils you could find in the dessert. Or better said, they are already there!
To dig this fossils out, the people would need some special tools, which could be sold in a special shop. But the chance to succesfully dig them out should be, again, rather low, so that we have another money sink, and some kind of a gamble. These fossils could also end up in the trophy room, as a sign, that your guild isn't just mighty enough to kill the MVP's, but also has the sense of exploring to find and dig out such fossils^^
Well... thats it. (/swt) I hope the reading part wasn't too much, and too hard to understand. I hope the ideas aren't so bad, and that they could help the server to get mor popularity afterall^^
Now its your turn, to dissect my ideas and to tell my how stupid I am, so come on and bring it! (/pif)