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~Welcome, One and All, to Shaiya Haven!!~
This is a discussion on ~Welcome, One and All, to Shaiya Haven!!~ within the Shaiya PServer Advertising forum part of the Shaiya Private Server category; Hi guys! It's finally time for the super-fantastical-fabulous news that Haven is open!! =D
YAY! WE ARE BACK AGAIN!!! Security ...
Hi guys! It's finally time for the super-fantastical-fabulous news that Haven is open!! =D
YAY! WE ARE BACK AGAIN!!! Security measures are in place (hopefully better than last time) and we're ready to give it a go!
Server Highlights (for those avoiding walls of text):
NEW EXP EVENT: Every Fri (starting 12:01am) to Saturday (ending 11:59pm), exp rates will be boosted to 80x from the base of 40x. See website for server time.
Ep5 with custom jumped skills - lvl 75 cap - 40x exp rate - OS style with awesome customs - 2x kills all the time - nos, lapisia, debuff & abs lapis NOT excluded - custom gears, mounts, lapis, maps, mobs - crap drops removed - fun!!
Scroll to bottom of post for download and registration links.
Before we even get into what we have to offer, I want to make it very clear what kind of server we are: a completely non-donation oriented, completely fair, completely balanced server. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, doesn't matter what class you play, doesn't matter whether you start on Day 1 of opening, or 2 months later... everyone has a fair chance to succeed.
We have been the players on the servers of dozens of different money-hungry, power-tripping admin who care more about themselves than the players; that is not who we are. We want to provide a safe, fair, friendly, professional atmosphere where players can come to have fun with friends and not worry about getting killed in PVP by a player with a blue name, hitting 30k; where no one has to deal with staff chatting in message to servers or notices; where you aren't forced onto a pvp map to be able to get the best items. We want to be your safe haven in the Shaiya p-server community. That's what our name means, and we stand by it.
As for "donations"- we offer nothing for donation that does not drop readily in game; and we're talking at a good rate, not at a one-in-a-million chance. The only thing donating does is gets laaazy people completed faster. It also happens to serve the purpose of helping us fund the server. =) On another note, our HDP (Haven Donation Points) are cheap, and you can buy an amount as small as $1. If you don't feel like donating, even $1... that's ok, because HDP cards drop from all altars. NPC them for instant point gratification.
Now, on to the details. Here at Haven, we've labored for months to bring you an OS-like community feel, with slow-paced leveling and incentives to return to all your favorite old haunting grounds:
Ep 5 with most maps working- ROTCO is the only one still in progress. There are also custom maps coming, for 60 pvp and more. Several maps are now instanced zones.
30x experience, with the possibilty of exp-boost events if the players desire them.
Level 75 cap, with end-game monsters raised to accommodate the higher levels.
Level 7 lapis are max, with many lapis modified (but no super-uber-ridiculously-overpowered-god lapis). Life 7s have been cut in half to avoid going over 65k HP. Wit lapis have also been cut down to give casters a fighting chance.
2x PVP kills, to help with faster ranking- there will never be as many players to kill as there are on OS, after all.
Potions work! Great potions have been given set amounts to avoid HP glitching.
We have almost all items included in-game: Nos (except KOs[only ice cream form] and conc-types), Lapisia (90% enchant rate), Debuff lapis (only lvl 6- the "worst" ones take 2 slots), and Absorption lapis are all common drops.
The Ep 5 skill-jump has been implemented, and customized so you don't have to struggle through 1-15 or 20-30 pvp, or wait until mid-60s to get the good skills.
Some skills have been modified for enhanced gameplay, such as Storm (the wind mage skill) once again a distance-cast AOE. Casters also get a 2k-per-tick DOT. Specialty Ep5 skills that normally don't function have been modified to give bonus effects.
Shields may be worn with 1h swords by all classes, with the exception of archers/hunters. Sorry guys, but we gave you increased base weapon attack power instead.
All pvp zones have at least 3 sets to chose from, all of which have been modified to have the same stats, so you can chose your set based on looks rather than stat advantage. Many sets have been recolored as well, just for fun. =)
All crap drops have been removed from game, including all low-level lapis, all Endures, and all NPC food.
Fortune bags! 6 different types, with level-based drops given. Need I say more?
Almost everything in the item mall is free: only the last page is reserved for "donation" items, and of those, everything can be obtained in-game with a little hard work.
Enchanting for attack gives double the original effect- a weapon to  gives +1000 attack instead of +500.
There's more, but this list is already getting too long for comfort. So, you'll just have to stop by and check it out.
Our website is located here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Our forums here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
And our droplist here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
If you decide to play with us, the client download can be found here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
And game account registration is here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
We are so excited to finally be opening to the public, and to offer a server where everyone can come feel accepted, respected, and welcomed. Don't forget to stop by the forums and take part in some of our events going on there. We can't wait to get to know you all. See you soon! =D
The Haven Team
Last edited by ShaiyaHaven; 03-08-2012 at 01:16.
Reason: New Exp Event
Anyway, I have to say, this is a very well thought out server.
Very giving to its own community, and a knowledgeable staff.
Staff that knows and understands that it's not about turning a profit, but about providing the community with a place to call "home."
A place where we can feel like we earned our in-game belongings, our status, our pride.
Give it a shot tonight at the opening and let's make this server ours!
Things are going well, we've had about 10 people on constantly since we opened 7 hours ago, and with any luck we'll gain a bunch more! Everyone seems really happy, but remember we can always use feedback if there's anything we can do to improve the experience and make a better Shaiya home.
Hope to see many more smiley faces soon! Everyone is welcome. =)