Repply to LedOFFski post
1. Server wasn't original C3. Roughly speaking it is cut C4 (with C4 game mechanics and some skills).
Not exist original C3 server than ncsoft one (if they still keeping it) . for open c3 you can downgrade c4 or update c1 pack with c4 security is higher, modifications easier, more stable , secure and so on...
About mechanics of skills only 1 or 2 details fixed by ncsoft at server core itself that i cant change still working c4 like . (example focus skill effect on archer) the rest is c3 like i did investigation by research on 2005 ncsfot and other privated forums, askin players , comparing c3 scripts i've collected its an investigation work of 1 month
http://lineage2-clas...?showtopic=1957 //here you can see some result of such work
Implementation of 3rd class skills was also a bad idea because it makes server less unique and closer to other C4 servers that currently exist
The problem is that you didnt played the c3 so much and talk without know . take a look here: http://lineage2-clas...?showtopic=2002
you can see ammount of c4 skills implemented is so low and doesnt drop out server from c3 environnment just to help not popular proffesions.
2. C1 servers were unique and had no competitors. That is why they could last for so long. I would like to admit first C1 server back in 2012 with x8 rates where everything was great before the moment when madocter started to fix skills and stats manually.
When i opened c1 for first time i didnt realiced that the pack were c3 freeshard ... then i opened again but on datacenter ignoring the fact that skills were extended from level 58 to level 75 , so im asking you how b grade jewels should resit level 75 skill ? this is one of the real fact why c1 x8 could not stand up so much. without mention server crash each 6 - 12 hours, ig bots able to enter , and due of lack of c1 content players already end game in 2 or 3 months .
3. One message personally to Madocter. Buddy, you interfere too much into life of your servers. I don't even mean PK spree of other players. You were constantly checking players inventories and asking questions like "Where did you get so much adena?"
At c1 exist some bug for adena but i didnt had technology o technique for determine it source , in fact asking players i found it . without find bug source server could not be online ofc
x4 failed pretty quickly because Madocter banhammered half of his server
Discovered metod to find oog and ig bots by server packet analise procedure. also some bans for dualbos
You can start read from here!
4. Finally, my best memories are connected with your first Prelude x2 server. 30 players or even less online, C grade impossible to get and really unique atmosphere like it was in 2003. Also players were much kinder. I still remember old buddies Nicolas, Deko and Gotico from Argentina. What kind of players from Argentina do you have now? THIS RETARD ZADHAKAR WHO NEVER TURNED OFF HIS CAPS BUTTON?? (just kidding, he was funny). But unfortunately there was no advertising for it. Now when you have big player database you can easily gather 100+ people on such project. Why don't we return to the roots now? Just give people a chance to compare old real classic with what they are playing now. L2Classic? WTF? It is not even close
Yes i remember [0:23:22] madocter madocter: i had intention of open c0 , and c1 but after this fail desire is gone