If you would do your research before trolling other people's posts, you would find out that Phoenix was meant to be LIKE a pre-ep4 server, not an actual pre-ep4 server. We are already aware that it is not posible to bring back an actual pre-ep4 server.
dude, if that's your idea of trolling you're too sensitive, really, chill out, I merely stated facts, or are you one of those that think everything that's not a solution or a "oh, I'm so sorry for you" is trolling? I think you need a reality check asap..
trust me, no further research is needed, I was on PX on day one, read everything about it, and bailed back to OS on day 6 or 7.
why?? years of dealing with AGE have taught me some stuff, and while most ppl around are in a perpetual denial state, there are some trends and patterns that are undeniable
you call PX a "pre-ep4 like
server (actually more like pre-ep5, since pre-ep4 there were no enchants or OJ's), I call it a "GM services free server", cuz things won't ever be like they were 4/5 years ago.
now, everyone knew way before
PX opened that GM services were due to be replaced by quicker solutions, the placeholder system consumes too much time both for players and AGE. first sign of it was, like you said, PLH, before
now, with PX being a "GM service free server", what will happen when all
GM services are replaced by player services?? simple, PX becomes another OS.
everyone knew the odd-situation in PX was temporary and in time it would become just another regular shaiya server, there were many discussions back then about it, everyone came to the same conclusion, if you believed otherwise, well, AGE ensnared you and you fell for it, and for that I'm sorry (see, I said I'm sorry, no trolling now)