THIS IS ALL HYPOTHETICAL BUT I THINK WOULD BE GREAT BENEFIT!
Alright so I already posted my Ideas in general section to help improve the 24/7 PVP zone Yangok Valley. In my opinion a PVP oriented game with a PVP zone that is open 24/7 should have action going on at any given time based on the games playerbase, players timezones ecte ect..
I don't know if this game still has a high enough playerbase to have it full 24/7, but the player base and diversity on timezones IS HIGH ENOUGH to have yang highly populated for good time periods throughout a 24hour time period. The problem apparently is motivation, unless its an event, HSB or Yang form, we have no reason to go is the excuse, So my solution ideas below:
OPTION 1(would require work from Alt1):
Implement functionality just like the current Leaderboard in-game(witch is useless?), that tracks the following things:
-Players total Active Playtime in yang over the course of the week(AFK detector, no afk time counts)
-Player current enemy faction player killcount in yang valley or enemy zones over the week
-Total CP gained from PVP player kills over the course of the week
-Total shields destroyed over the course of a week
-Total time holding yang form over the course of the week
-Total damage dealt to enemy players over the course of a week
-The list goes on
(week starts after wed maint, and ends on wed maint, possibly payout during maint!)
At the beginning of the week the challenges will be set by GMs! in this fashion:
-3 tiers are set for each catagory, example: 1st tier: 100kills, 2nd tier: 75kills, 3rd tier: 50kills! Everybody who achieves one of these tiers gets prizes for the Highest tier they accomplished.
-1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will go to the people who got the HIGHEST total in each catagory! Example: PlayerA received 150Kills in the kill catagory, PlayerB received 145Kills, PlayerC received 123 Kills. They would be 1st 2nd and 3rd place for that catagory and receive a higher reward then the Tiers.
OPTION 2 Player/Community made plugin approved by the GM's:
First off, in order to not violate any Copyright terms between Aeria and Alt1, this Plugin would not modify the game in any way and would be 100% external Plugin for the game. Think of how Xfire, TeamSpeak, Mumble ect ect.. Overlays work. They do not modify the game in anyway, yet they are able to draw their own text/menus/overlays on top of the game window. The plugin would work much like this if it were accepted and approved by GM's.
Upon submission for approval by GM's the Plugin+Source code would be sumitted to GMs for approval to verify there is nothing Malicious!
The plugin would use WindowsAPI READPROCESSMEMORY to read information about the current games state from the active memory of YOUR own computer, meaning it would not VIOLATE any Copyrights with ALT1, because it does not modify their game client, it only reads information from it!
The plugin would be able to read the following information from the game client:
-Players current kill count of enemy players in Yang or enemy maps
-Players current shield kill count
-Players current total damage dealt in Yang PVP or enemy faction maps
-Players current time holding Yang form
-Players current total ACTIVE time spent in Yang(AFK Checker would be included in this)
-Players current total CP Gained from player kills(would only count for Player kill CP)
-Many other possibilities as well could be implemented later
This data could be collected while the player plays the game, and sent to a website php script to log into a Database on a website somewhere, with a Scoreboard of who is currently in the lead, and who has completed 1st 2nd and 3rd tiers!!
Anybody who wants to participate would simply have to download the GM Approved Plugin, install it. The plugin would then load with the game everytime the user loads the game, and immediately begin collecting the above data when the player begins PVPing.
The highest 3 people of each catagory each week would win the grand prizes, the people who completed 1st 2nd and 3rd tiers would receive lesser prizes(SO everybody who participates wins something).
At first I would be able to fund the Prize turn outs myself, prizes would range from AP Cards, CP charms, Gold Treasures or random other items, maybe gear. At some point if all is going well I would probably need people to help donate to a pool for prizes, but for now I would be able to fund at least 1 of these week long events and see how it goes.
Anyways I hope you guys like the idea, and I would happy to do everything I can to get this system working, as it would be a lot of fun to just random pvp in yangok again like the old days.