Hi I know there are plenty of oldschool begging threads already, but I decided to make a sample or a plan on how to actually set up one.
lvl 60 patch (vm1-2?)
lvl 65 patch (vm4?)
adjustments are necessary either way (fixing rubberbanding on tp, reaper passive disabled in pvp, preferably current edge mechanic on warrior over the old one, etc.)
also some ui changes could work (from current patch such as the new raid layout, but not everything - current HP/MP display; though this is a personal preference)
since most ppl who want oldschool servers are pvp-oriented people (let's be real, if you wanna play pve, the current state of tera is not bad for it; pvp is bad), this server could be balanced towards pvp a bit more - though this doesn't mean a huge change, we want oldschool because it was a lot more balanced pvp-wise than the clusterfuck it is now
can still enjoy oldschool pve content (manaya, abscess, original dsu, wh, re, etc?)
important: don't add CA please (there are so many more cash shop variants that could be added)
Tera Club - direct purchase and voucher (voucher is more expensive, but tradeable ingame)
cosmetics - nothing RNG (make every cosmetic item directly purchaseable - no bundles - from what i guess, you can add even the recent new costumes to old patches as well)
if you really want to, make some certain popular and "rare" costumes in an rng box - such as the dyeable maillots - but STATE the availability %, and keep the box always available, either that, or make these "popular rare" costumes a bit higher price in the shop than a regular costume
can also raise the price of popular head or back adornments a BIT, such as the headphones, black/blue ribbons, or the capes (instead of 79TT, 119TT? per item?)
this adds the possibility to make the meruma hairstyles and hairdyes also purchaseable, directly (not available through fashion coupon) - now I'm not sure if this is actually possible with old patch, but I don't see why it couldn't be implemented
mes, ses, spellbinder, mwa (enchanting loot box)
noble enigmatic scroll (can be added as a random STATED chance in the shop, however you do get guaranteed amount of mes, ses, spellbinder)
liberation scroll (exclusively cash shop item, however, not rng, can be in a semi-expensive (200-250TT? bundled with random stuff - ses, mes, mwa, etc.) the lib. scroll is tradeable, everything else from the bundle is not - would make the lib. scroll expensive ingame, as it was)
rng underwear box (don't put white underwear in these - this is in case lvl 65 patch)
head accessory modding tool (this is freely useable infite times in the regular server, in Korea it's 10K gold in merchant/use, so you could make it cash shop item in this server, however don't make it unreasonably expensive, also make it tradeable)
soulbinder/strongbox chests and keys (can give jackpot: mwa, ses, lib. scroll, noble scroll, equipment mats, etc.) - the strongbox chest/key is obtainable through CS, as it was originally
equipment boxes (all parts available) that open the equipment needed for your class that you open it on.
other things that don't come to mind
don't make equipmen/enchanting related things p2w only though, make them farmable.
mentioning again: pvp oriented server, therefore bg credits and points can be used for mwa, spellbinder, mes, ses, etc. - at max credit points, you can buy 1 noble enigmatic scroll (cant decide wether should be tradeable or not)
old bg credits weren't easy to max, so it'd count as hardcore farming in a way
can also buy jewellery and brooch(?) from credits
OW PVP exists in all forms (lvl 1-60(65), infamy exists)
battlegrounds: -jackpots exists, they're random, throughout the whole day (can be random 1 diamond, 1 emerald, ses, etc. - not available in 3v3 solo and lower chance for anything in premade - less abuse ability)
CS (5-man party que available)
- exists for lvl 30-59/30-64 and exists for endgame lvl (60 or 65)
- full 15-man premade exists (equalized, only endgame lvl)
- gives decent amount of reward (similiar to FW, but less, however gives the aforementioned strongbox chest/key)
FW (5-man party que available)
- exists for endgame lvl only
- equalized que exists (solo or party que only)
- full 15-man premade exists (non-equalized)
- gives the most reward pvp-wise (most mwa, credits, etc.)
3v3 (solo or premade) - monthly reset, top 100 gets MI (200 rating difference both in solo and premade?)
- solo equalized
- premade equalized and non equalized (both exists)
- least amount of rewards given, maybe could give more spellbinder reward compared to fw/cs? or ses, some material that makes it worth to play besides MI
Though with the preferred balances and not crazy gear, maybe equalized is not necessary for any of these BGs (let the community vote it)
Maybe gridiron could be added for the heck of it (why not?)
Kumasylum exists for those crazy addicts
do NOT add new patches after a while, we want oldschool server because to us it was fun, we do NOT look forward to the changes that were made to the game.
do NOT add new classes (reaper is already kanker if lvl 65 patch, - no gunner, brawler, ninja and valk)
this is a win-win situation for both ends, because the server will need low maintenance, but the people would keep playing if the server is a success.
wall of text ik but if you did manage to read through it all, well, you can feel good about yourself lol
if you're one of those who would also like to see a classic server, please share your thoughts and ideas on how to set up one, and why it would be also benefical for GF because obviously they won't make it if it's not benefical on their side, that's why I made the cash shop also semi-p2w, but also more user-friendly than it is currently.