Alliances, CP and portals already exist in woe 1, except now they have hibrams, megs, sam spec/thana katars, etc. Seems to me like dealing with them would be a fair bit easier for less established guilds under this third woe's rules, if not exactly pleasant still. That said I've already stated my opinion that alliances shouldn't even exist in real woe at this point, there really is no excuse for them to exist when there isn't mvps and gods to QQ about as justification for needing 3 guilds backing any 1 up to play. Hell, you could even disable CP if you really wanted.
I really can't be to care enough to argue about it that hard though, doesn't seem like this is aimed much at all about helping newer players and guilds develop any more anyway so idk why it'd be worth debating if it would help them or not. Staff can go ahead and roll out the red carpet to the circles of players flagrantly disregarding client edit rules in all their woe videos most of whom prolly can't even remember where their potting keys are physically located anymore, if it ends up how I expect I probably won't participate much anyway and I'm far past wasting my time trying to point this server in a better direction to no avail. Would be far from the first nail in classics coffin (lol 300 pop with bots and vends) but who knows maybe it will be the last for some depending on how the server changes.
I agree with the allience aspect. There shouldn't be alliances and guild limit should be lowered. These things should have happend a while ago...
I find it hard to discuss things or to motivate you to discuss facts/logic for a simple reason. You care tremendous, which in itself isn't a bad thing at all. However, when feelings over power the ability to think logically it makes it hard to understand the point. we agree with alliances. We agree on an additional woe, we disagree on the intention of the woe. We disagree on castle choices, yet we agree there are too many castles currently open. We agree on more points then you realize. Continueing to discuss options and very importantly which options are best in a logical way will help tremendously. Middle ground can be made, IF personal feelings are removed and we look at it in a logical sense.
To address the feeling aspect, we are all in the same boat. We are frustrated for many many different reasons. We are scared of the future and health of the server. Most importantly we care about the game, otherwise none of us would volunteerily waste as much time as we do. Our feelings are the same.
Now that feelings can be removed because we are on the same page anyways....
For the intention of a 3rd woe. Yes it would cater to attracting pserver players. However, the more I think about it the more I see this.... When any of us started and/or began learning about RO there was no "even ground". As a new player we all experienced losing and sometimes losing horrifically for periods of time until we bettered ourselves or knowledge of the game. The basic principle that the playing field is "even" (as much as possible) is a HUGE benefit for anyone starting the game, in comparison to most players past experience. So my personal intention is to cater to pserver players to address the population issue. However, WP intention could be to provide a learning area. Somebody else's intention could be to whatever. Intention overall is to better the server and add player base, there are side effects to that such as offering a more "user friendly" area for newer players to learn, compared to how old school players learned.
Secondly, I would like to know your thoughts on why woe1 castles? I understand the playerbase that enjoys woe1 and attendance. Beyond that, is removing castles here worth redoing the loot distribution? Which castles in woe 1? For woe2 it is simple since there are duplicate, but in woe 1 there isn't any duplicate. How many castles would you surgest doing for a 3rd woe? What rewards would you like to see?
I am really interested in your thoughts to these questions and working on a logical conversation from there. You have knowledge and preferences and I rather see you voice them in a highly constructive way rather then saying -_- it. Why? Because I care about what you think.