Dear LeikaRO players,
As some of you may know, we've recently been making fairly controversial changes to RO's base gameplay which a few of you might not feel comfortable with or simply alienated by. This was never our intention. Our true intention going in with LeikaRO was to add new content left out by rAthena and Hercules, fix long-standing bugs to separate ourselves from the tens of other shitty vanilla Renewal servers out there, and make net gain balance changes without directly changing class' power. We've hated the way RO pservers have been developed for as long as we've played them and got our best chance here on LeikaRO. We became overzealous during this endeavor, straying from our original direction. Terpsichore and I would like to issue a formal apology to those who have been so negatively affected by the style of LeikaRO's previous development, and to inform you this will be changing.
From now on, major content updates and changes will for the most part be discussed with the community before they are implemented onto the live game server. With this will come a secondary Test Server where we can freely make changes at any time. Everyone will have full access to the entirety of the game on this specific Test Server for the purposes of testing. This won't impact regular weekly or bi-weekly maintenances. However, it does mean less custom changes (if any) will be made during them. Maintenances will instead contain more and more bugfixes with minor content additions and various changes that have next to no direct gameplay impact - barring obvious power changes from bug fixes.
Our mission from here on going forward with LeikaRO is to let the community have their input rather than deciding major things on a whim.
The Announcements and Patch Notes subforums will now be open for public commenting. This means you will be able to give your direct and immediate feedback on whatever you feel in an Announcement or Patch Notes thread for up to 6 weeks after the initial post date. Certain threads may be subject to different rules regarding this.
tl;dr we'll be more involved with you all from here on out and won't be making any big changes without majority votes.