I've been rather quiet of late as I've been caught up with IRL stuffs that I need to attend to. Having that said, the development of the server hasn't been as rapid as it used to but that doesn't mean that our ideas have run dry (somehow they don't... really).
I guess most of you would have known by now that at certain point of the year, I would write something to inform, or to update you on the Server's conditions, plans, etc. And we really really appreciate it if you would take time to read this, and perhaps, to do the needful, if so required.
1. SERVER HOSTING
We are aware that some of you have been saying that the server gets laggy at times. Trust us when we say this that we are on one of the best hostings out there and we are sticking with this company primarily because of it's accessibility and reliability. Furthermore, we have just renewed our hosting for another year, yes another year and it'll only expire in May 2019.
We believe that the server has been a home to some and as always, we will make this new found home last as long as it should. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone, for first... choosing to play on ExperienceRO and secondly, choosing to stay with us, even though we have made very tough decisions but you understood that it was for the general good of the server.
On top of that, we are also aware and considering another approach for all Asian players to connect to the server which we believe it'll reduce the lag experience that some of you are experiencing. We will keep you updated and informed on this as and when the time comes.
2. RMS REVIEWS
We also believe that where we are today is primarily due to your precious reviews that you have spent time to write for us. We are grateful that you understood that it is your responsibility to write a review on RMS on the server and to renew it periodically (every 6 months) when your review expires. However, some of you may have noticed that our reviews have expired hence affecting our ratings on RMS (ratemyserver.net). We hope that after reading this, you would take some time off to write a review for us, or to update your old one.
3. SERVER COMPETITORS
I shall name and it is no wrong to do so... AnomalyRO is our closest competitor.
It's owner "Perry", is a very dedicated and creative developer. In fact, he used to run another SHR server some time ago but it was brought down to ruins because of its toxic players. That is why we believe strongly in a healthy community, which we are striving to build all these years -- and they don't come easy.
As much as AnomalyRO is seen as a competitor, but we believe that we have this mutual respect and good sportsmanship not to harm one another. They have been up and running since late last year and we haven't seen anyone from ARO coming to ours to promote or publicize.
We want to take this opportunity to say that -- we also expect you, all of you to keep this healthy and good sportsmanship, or friendship. Needless to say, I do not wish to be hearing from Perry or anyone, that we disrespect them, or dishonor this code of sportsmanship.
Be true, and fair.
I'm contented with the Server, the way it is -- not too big a community, a dedicated group of veterans who are always on the look out for newbies and finding ways to help them, and of course, a Server rich in features and contents as well.
A big thank you again! We are aiming for 3!