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Why is everyone on Arelith?



  • KeppKepp Member Posts: 44
    edited February 2019
    DM_Djinn said:

    I've never played Arelith, but my observation about players who were conditioned to Arelith's conventions is that they are generally very averse to difficulty, mystery, or discovery of any kind. Sorry, I'm not going to post all the cool Easter Eggs of my module on a wiki. 
    Honestly, I've noticed this aversion to difficulty, mystery, and discovery in a significant portion of gamers these days. People just seem to want instant gratification and their hand held while they are playing. 

    I prefer classic Everquest style game play where you were just thrown into the world with minimal instructions: you had to explore, die a bit, and figure things out with none holding your hand. This is what I try to emulate on my server.

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  • DmAstralSparkDmAstralSpark Member Posts: 1
    edited February 2019
    DM_Djinn said:
    Well, the simple answer is that not everyone is on Arelith.

    Says the person literally banned from most NWN communal groups and discords due to their malicious, and rather vile treatment of other innocent players/devs/dms/server of the community. Banned, by Beamdog employees no less. I think it's safe to say that you have no idea what you're talking about, especially if you haven't even played these servers. 

    Having played several, I can tell you dear poster that many people just have different tastes. Arelith's attraction is their wonderfully coded mechanics and (Well it used to be) the fact that you didn't need haks to play it. Now with the workshop, that last part isn't really applicable anymore. Arelith has a wide playerbase as well, and this alone attracts player. It is a very similar system with Ravenloft. The mechanics are done relatively well, and it has a large established playerbase with a setting that is easy to just roll up a new character on. On top of that, both of these servers have active, established teams that- and despite some corruption among both- do a relatively decent job of managing players and telling stories with what free time they have. 
    Most small servers die because either the team fights and everyone quits, the server is just not attractive enough to bring in more players, or perhaps the setting is too in depth to be able to just roll up a new character on. 

    I have also need drama kill older servers before. And, unfortunately, drama can be a thing that happens a lot in our communities. Because, people are human and no one is ever going to always get along.

    Why are people playing Arelith? Because it's easy and well made, in short. 

    Post edited by Zaghoul on
  • TressetTresset Member, Moderator Posts: 7,917
    edited February 2019
    Keep it civil people. Personal attacks are against site rules.

  • DM_DjinnDM_Djinn Member Posts: 107
    edited February 2019
    The most important thing is for people to find a server that shares their values. Administration, roleplay, action, magic, treasure, all of these aspects should align with personal taste and personal decision.

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  • SpinilithSpinilith Member Posts: 4
    Try Isles of Styss. Its a pretty good server where its fine to run everywhere and pvp and pve are fun and challenging, the player base is growing fairly quickly too.

  • FreshLemonBunFreshLemonBun Member Posts: 872
    Keep in mind that the fourth big sale (65% off this time) in a three month period just ended. You can't really assess any server's stable population during or after a sales period. It will take a few months of no sales before the numbers start to stabilize. This is because new players try NWN and then quit at some point, or at least cut down their play time considerably.

    The retention rate overall is not so good, and it's probably a more important subject to discuss than server populations during a sales period. That's because at some point it's conceivable that at some point even a 90% off sale could bring in very few new players. How servers invest in their new players will no doubt be a factor in how many they end up retaining as part of their actual stable population.

  • EbonstarEbonstar Member Posts: 120
    Spinilith wrote: »
    Try Isles of Styss. Its a pretty good server where its fine to run everywhere and pvp and pve are fun and challenging, the player base is growing fairly quickly too.

    @Spinilith if you want adult content, always best to clarify

    To everyone else

    Arelith combines Realmslore with the ability to create your own storyline without the hassle of oh crap I cannot do that because we are in " insert location from the canon realms here"

    Our teams are incredible and highly skilled and work for the love of the game. DMs are rotated so burnout is limited and always have new exciting ideas of their own in addition to working with the playerbase on their plots and dreams.

    I have been privileged to play on Arelith for over a decade, in various incarnations. From a halfling insane barbarian, to a devout Drow Matron and many others.
    Those who call Arelith home are highly skilled and gifted Rpers, and wonderful people as well, which shows in our community and how we will all go out of our way to help new players learn and fit in to the server culture.

    Players come to Arelith and Players go from Arelith. However please refrain from insinuating things just because you do not care to take time to learn about the server and the community at large.

    Come step off the boat or underferry and actually try us out. Then you can make an informed decision and not speculations.

  • EbonstarEbonstar Member Posts: 120
    new for Arelith.

    Arelith - A Persistent World
    @AArelith 19h19 hours ago

    We've launched our new server!

    Arelith PGCC (Pretty Good Character Creator) with plans to evolve this into a fully fledged NWN Arena environment.

    We'll also be accepting submissions from the NWN community for new combat areas!

    Find the details on our main web page.


  • EetheartEetheart Member Posts: 22
    Arelith is the perfect Roleplay server. That's why.

  • SK_GenesisSK_Genesis Member Posts: 5
    I don't think the phrase 'perfect Roleplay server' is a thing. People always have different flavours, and no server can ever deliver on everything.

    Over at SK (and I will clarify that we do adult content) we get Arelith players that play both. Most are very complimentary of the growing RP community, the attitude of the players there, and the lack of toxicity that is prominent on other servers.

    That's what my server offers. Arelith offers something different, and players will choose whichever their mood, RP style, social groups, and time investment dictate.

  • sandronejmsandronejm Member Posts: 66
    I have NWN EE and yet didn't play any kind of role playing persistent world and that is not my intention. But I will try Arelith to see what is it about.

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