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The server is completely free to play, in case anyone is wondering... there are no donations or anything... ever.
Quote from: fuzzout on May 28, 2015, 01:44:02 PMThe server is completely free to play, in case anyone is wondering... there are no donations or anything... ever.My opinion:Then what is your motivation to keep this online and to keep up to date with the vps? Sure I can understand " I just want players to enjoy my game and that satisfies me. " But that will only drive you so far until later in life you will figure that your time is actually worth money. And that hosting/developing a game that will never accept 1 donation is unrealistic which will lead to you shutting this down which will also waist the players time and work in your game. In these forums people always blow out of proportion "HE SHOWED A LITTLE SHOP ABOUT DONATIONS! THE NERVE! HE IS JUST MONEY HUNGRY AND WANTS A QUICK BUCK!" That is not true what so ever. I agree there is a fine line between a decent amount of advertisement for your donation system and way to much advertisement where it becomes extremely annoying. But there is nothing wrong what so ever about having a donation system because 1) you deserve a donation here and there if you produced a fun game. 2) it gives players an assurance that a buck here and there will help the duration of how long your game stays online. Because if you make at least some money you are going to keep it online to see how much more you can get and it become time/cost effective. 3) you might have a job and might be completely fine on funds but paying for advertisements over and over and upgrading your vps and web hosts and e.t.c does add up and purchasing all of that just to get more players who you will never get 1$ from, because you will not take even one donation just will not turn out good. You are eventually going to get sick of purchasing all of this stuff and hosting it just so people can chill on your game for no return what so ever. Just look at other top games. Find a way that you can balance the donation system so players have a desire to donate for it but at the same time where it is not a necessity for players who just cannot donate. (cosmetics is usually a really good way to go)Maybe since this is your own game try adding expansions (in a sense) where you can unlock new lands and fight other types of monsters and do other quests and other fun activities for players to do that will not ruin your balance. It's your own game you can think of some sweet stuff just use your imagination!Your game looks fun continue the hard work and keep it up! I am excited to see your further development hosting your own game and see how everything turns out!
Honestly rarely play any RSPS nowadays. However this looks pretty cool so might aswell give it a bump