Twice I rented password accessed private servers (vanilla) and I was the admin of them both.
They both were named, “Leviathan’s Children”.
There was no fees to join, and nobody would have been asked to help fund it. That was all my own expense, which really wasn’t bad for me.
I had strict rules and still had no tolerance of b.s. .
I still have no tolerance for b.s.
If and when it ever became necessary, I would use the Admin mode to take care of uncircumventable problems, then retreat back to my usual self by relogging.
Yet, I rarely, ever had more than two people on either one other than myself and a friend.
One a rare occasion a few came to it (and this was before I set up password access), I was sorely disappointed to find that certain players had walled off a boss and used offensive clan and/or individual names in spite of the posted rules. For that, I wiped the server and set up password access to get rid of the junk they left behind. I know, IF I used the Pipi mod that may have been averted, but I don’t use mods because I ran vanilla servers.
Yet here I am reading that perhaps a few people are looking for vanilla private servers.
By the way, thanks for that kick in my teeth.
Never mind the fact that other private server admins have a very nasty tendency to play “cut-throat” with other servers just to keep their servers from being abandoned by their clients (or members), even to the point of serving up what they want in the form of mods.
My first server was (imho) effectively sabotaged by another admin who I won’t mention here (but you know who it is) by inviting me to come play on their server in complete disregard of the fact that I had already paid for my rented server a full year in advance. Such an incredible arrogance and condescending attitude from someone who I thought at first was just another forum poster. Little did I know until months later I discover that person was the owner/admin of a “popular” server. Thanks for stabbing me in my back you cutthroat ■■■■■■
I found myself surprised by a visitor once, who after a few days confessed to me that they were an admin on their server. Now, why in hell would someone do that? To take a break? I find that very unlikely. So, I wound up resetting the server again.
Well, it was my server and me for the longest time until the new expansion came out. If I used my present wireless connection for the download, it would have cost me over $400.00 in expenses. So, I decided it was in my best financial interest to close the server down and write off as a loss what I had already spent in advance to rent it.
But, what kept people away? In part I think it’s because my server was PVE with PVP enabled and it seems a lot of people are just too intimidated by that concept. They have a preference for either one or the other play style, namely PVP or PVE.
So, I’ll stay away from officials because of all the ongoing troubles and I’ll be damned if I ever join someone else’s little community on their server after what I’ve gone through.
I’ll play solo or co-op from now on.