This isn’t an official Beestation initiative, I’m just throwing this out there.
Let’s be honest, LRP’s pop is virtually nonexistent quite a lot of the time, and MRP has many players on it who are not there to RP at all, and are only there for highpop. This disparity makes it harder for LRP to gain pop.
A rules rework is coming up. Whenever it releases, I will make LRP my main server which I primarily play on. I urge you to join me, especially if you aren’t a fan of RP. This way we can shunt a decent amount of pop back to LRP, improving both the RP level of MRP and the pop of LRP. Post below if you intend to do as I do.
I’ve already been way ahead of you - MRP is still my preferred server by far, but LRP is where the support is needed. It dawned on me some time ago that constantly telling people to “Go to LRP to do X” isn’t very effective when LRP is an adminless hellhole of self-antag. It’s improved dramatically at least during the time I’m actively adminning.
Even the antags at my time respect the rule of “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” and know how to make the game more fun for everyone usually.
Seems there’s still several issues in the evening time (for the US) when I can’t actually get on to admin, but am active on the forums. At some point when it feels like LRP is covered properly, I’d really prefer to go back to MRP
I hate it as well, it makes melee combat way too ping reliant, and people move faster than bullets fly. I still think both servers should have the same movement speed for balance purposes, because every combat change has to take two vastly different movement speeds into account.
No matter what you do with golden it will always be the preferred server for internet trash. You know what I mean by that. Whether you call them 4channers, hippiestation refugees, alt-righters… it’s the same thing.
I don’t like those kinds of people. Even if you improve Golden in every possible way, as long as those kinds of “gamers” are still plaguing it you’re going to have population problems.
They don’t like the filter, and if they still come on the server they usually can’t resist bypassing it so they get phazed out eventually. Plus if there is more administration they’ll get beaned for being shitters anyways.