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Old 11/05/2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hi, I'd just like to ask something. Recently, I've been working on a trucking server (as you can probably see from my signature). I've been working very hard on it, making it unique and making it an enjoyable experience. I love playing my server and I'd hope a lot of people would play & enjoy it the same way as I do. However, trucking servers were at their peak in 2012. Is there any point launching a new server now? Of course, I'm willing to invest a lot of money if necessary (on good hosting & hosted tab, etc.). Back then, there seemed to be a lot more players but now there are less, the servers have less variety and there are people saying that 'SA-MP is dying'.

I'd just like some advice on whether it's worth continuing my server or abandoning it due to the lack of player interest. While it's probably hard to guess without having an actual launch and seeing the playerbase, I'd just like some pointers and perhaps some ways to boost server playerbase for a trucking server, if there are any. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11/05/2019, 03:41 PM   #2
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There are still a few trucking based servers with a good playerbase, most are Romanian while others struggling to reach 15 players or they are empty. I see no reason how can you fail if you offer something others didn't, because it's very hard to outdo the servers that were successful with the years of work behind them (Convoy Trucking as example).

Also, months before you publish a server, share variety of pictures or video clips to illustrate to people what awaits them. Besides, you need someone who's going to advertise a community for months before a open and a good and mature staff members who love trucking. It's not really necessary, but I prefer to reach any good YT guy with good amount of views who may help you.

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Old 11/05/2019, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply! Convoy Trucking (as I assume a lot of people have noticed) is slowly dying. With a peak playerbase of about 10 now from 100 back in the golden era is quite a difference. However, I'm sure it's time to revive the trucking servers with something new.
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Old 11/05/2019, 09:38 PM   #4
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Old 12/05/2019, 01:05 AM   #5
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Most of the people who say sa-mp is dying don't even play it, don't listen to those people. I would suggest make discord server regarding your server and keep people up to date what is happening. Don't worry, keep on doing what you are doing.
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Old 12/05/2019, 07:09 AM   #6
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Good luck with that.
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Old 14/05/2019, 06:41 AM   #7
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You should integrate more forms of transportation, especially air. Be detailed with the cargo. Make some of them explosive in collisions or something. Just focus on the aesthetics and your server will pop. People enjoy Being apart of your vision the more details you give them.

Media you have plenty forms of media. Just keep uploading thoughtful interactive and fun content about your server. Eventually one of those videos will hit some sub-tag video high count lottery and give you some type of boost; or you can have a channel filled with quality content to display. Itís a win win.

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Old 18/10/2019, 02:31 PM   #8
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Russian trucking server GHW Project opened 2018 or 2017. For russian community (and for me) it was really something new. I haven`t seen something such unique among RolePlay, DM or stunt servers. For opening it got good game mode, online, mapping, systems. After some time they closed. Opened again. Got 50 players. Again closed in reason of technical issues. At the ending they closed again and working now on it again. I have no doubt they`ll close again. I don`t know the real reason of failing GHW, it was really unique for RU community. I think players will get bored faster than the server will die.
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Hi, I'd just like to ask something. Recently, I've been working on a trucking server (as you can probably see from my signature). I've been working very hard on it, making it unique and making it an enjoyable experience. I love playing my server and I'd hope a lot of people would play & enjoy it the same way as I do. However, trucking servers were at their peak in 2012. Is there any point launching a new server now? Of course, I'm willing to invest a lot of money if necessary (on good hosting & hosted tab, etc.). Back then, there seemed to be a lot more players but now there are less, the servers have less variety and there are people saying that 'SA-MP is dying'.

I'd just like some advice on whether it's worth continuing my server or abandoning it due to the lack of player interest. While it's probably hard to guess without having an actual launch and seeing the playerbase, I'd just like some pointers and perhaps some ways to boost server playerbase for a trucking server, if there are any. Thanks in advance!
i didnt saw what other players reply but i think there is need for fresh new and good samp server. i really like the trucking game mode and played on many trucking servers (up to this date) i think that if u can menage ur server and keep it fresh and uniqe u'll get ur player base and dont forget its a game and the point of it is to have some fun. if u need any help or just some one to share ideas im here PM me and im looking forward to help u with any thing u need mate
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