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Old 27/01/2018, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default English heavy RP servers and their low playerbase

Why is there so many servers with low playerbase? Even LS-RP that used to have 600 players is with a low 250-350 playerbase at peak times now. Not to talk about RC-RP which gets up to 100 at peak time. BA-RP which is not even open. And then there's these big playerbase servers but they are RPG servers. I literally don't know any server to have a stable, big playerbase with all of the good players at one place + united server owners.

Why do owners choose to create new servers even? Why so much separation when, if united, all the English community can play together on one server and the owners can unite?
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Old 27/01/2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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Some owners don't want to unite, cuz then it's like, you can't express your own ideas, cuz it's not your own server anymore, it's "ours".
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Old 27/01/2018, 11:22 AM   #3
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Everyone likes to brand their own thing. Sometimes, some servers might contain content which others might not feel ok with, so they decide to create their own. Lol.
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Old 27/01/2018, 12:01 PM   #4
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Some people prefers these kind of gamemode, but according to some people I talked especially in RC-RP that the admins are usually the cause of low playerbase due to their toxicity, how they intend to punish players, etc. But I am not saying their admins are that bad since they are just doing their job. Point is, RP is getting old. Some people like I do still find them fun, but there are a lot of new players that are younger and a bit immature or clueless, especially they don't know how the rules of RP applies to their taste like DM and such. I could see so many DM servers. Seriously, Heavy RP rules are so many and strict.

As I quote from Sting. Sometimes people do whatever they like and breach some rules like not RPing and such then goes to DM, PG, MG, etc. and well they might not feel okay with that as well.
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Old 06/02/2018, 12:07 PM   #5
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Do you honestly think Los Santos Roleplay would give up everything they have to join some other servers, just for the sake of some players? God-damn the suggestions are dumb.
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Old 15/02/2018, 10:23 AM   #6
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Default Re: English heavy RP servers and their low playerbase

With the risk of saying something someone else already did:
All these servers have different ideas about RP, where it is, how strict. Furthermore you have to count the differences in gamemodes, some players play a server simply because they like the gamemode, and when merging occurs that party of either server might leave. Then we have staff, staff difference in idiology of how to administrate. Factions, whatever, merging is a huge step and almost always leaves players or staff of either server unhappy. There's a lot to merging, it's not just 1+1=2 or 100players+250players=350players. It's simply not that easy.

Oh and to address the new server part... If I join LSRP can I RP in Bone County and have a bone county government, sheriff's dept, fire dept, etc? I think not. And if I have the creative idea of creating a Wild West server or Cold War server do you think that's a match for being in LSRP, I doubt it. You could simply want another server because you dislike LSRP staff. There's numerous reasons you could create another server for instead of just joining the mainstream, why? Because we aren't all mainstream, we aren't all just sheep in a herd. Some people like other things.

I get your point but it's like saying why do we need a Burger King, McDonalds, KFC, Whitecastle, etc. they're all competing to get the most sales with the "same" product, fastfood. And why do I go to BK instead of Mc because I like the long chicken menu with twister fries, they don't have that at any of the others, I like the buckets of KFC same story there, if you catch my drift 😅

(I chose LSRP because it was mentioned in this thread, it's interchangable for any other current mainstream server)
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Old 15/02/2018, 08:58 PM   #7
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That's not only what happened with RP servers but if you take a look at other popular types of gamemodes, they have about 2x less players than they had at 2017.
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Old 16/02/2018, 02:13 AM   #8
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Here's my theory:

GTA SA was first released in 2004 (14 years ago)

The average person joins SA-MP at 13-14 years old. This means that when GTA SA was first released, they weren't even born yet.

A lot of us had GTA SA installed and wanted more out of it, and that's how we discover SA-MP. The majority of people probably buying this game now are doing it for nostalgia. As people leave, there just aren't people to replace them.

Back in 2010 ish, where I feel that SA-MP was at it's peak for a few years, GTA SA was still relevant, (as GTA 5 is now). With the release of GTA 4 a lot of us couldn't afford the game, or couldn't run it, and wanted to experience the new multiplayer feature. Hence SA-MP.

As time goes on, more people can run better games (And there are other mods/games that have full on RP), they tend to lean towards those games instead. A lot of 3rd world countries dominate SA-MP because they still aren't able to run games like GTA 4 and such.

There's not much to be done about it really, nature is running it's course. Everything hits a peak and starts to slowly decline.
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Old 16/02/2018, 03:48 AM   #9
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People move on, there's a life outside check it out (sometimes when you're free). they got busy with work and stuff to-do, so they stop playing. left and forgot about everything what they started. sad but there's nothing to do about it.
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Old 16/02/2018, 06:39 PM   #10
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I think the fact of giving godlike power to people in RP environment is just wrong.
It breaks the RP. Normally those admins declare PG everything that doesn't fall into the exact RP that this server wants...
There is no new story possible, they will think of 1 possible outcome for every story and if you deviate, it's "not realistic"
I'm for a server where player can just play, and admins just don't exist.
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