Need server advice, but I've already got an Idea.

Discussion in 'Server & Community Management' started by JustTheCasual, May 15, 2016.

  1. So, I'm planning on starting a server and the people I'm planning on starting it with are suggesting a GTA server since we use to play one and loved every minute of it and so did all the community that played it. The server has been shut down randomly without a warning it has been down for a while and still no reason has been told to why this happened. So, I'm looking to start up a similar server for people to play since this amazing piece of art work is gone.

    Here is the server part, I need advice because I don't know a thing about running a GTA server as there are alot of shit plugins out there. I have ran a factions server and a vault server before both turned out well financially and popularity. I am looking for recommendations on whether to go with spigot, bukkit etc, Will I need to hire builders and developers to get it working well or am I right with just using default plugins and default map. I know it all comes down to personal preference but that's not what I'm looking for, right now I need solid advice from you not from me. To be honest my faction and vault servers were both pretty default'ish we had a few custom plugins but they were made by a friend and they must of been fairly easy because it only took a hour or so. I know this sounds disrespectful but I want to know everything I can about running this servers best plugins, what I'll need, best map, ideas, if I should choose staff wisely (even with friends) and just as much as possible. Also a nice hosting would be good I got money but am not planning on spending anymore then $100 until I see it working out.

    I am planning the server hosting to be located somewhere in a America regardless of where I live, seeing that's where most players are playing from. I will take advice if you don't recommend a GTA server but if you are going to then supply a reason why and a server Idea replacement (Factions, Mini games etc.). I will take advice from all ages depending on how mature and experienced you sound. I have no map so think carefully on that builder thing (if you don't recommend the builder then recommend me a map, if possible). If I missed anything just tell me anyway, I'm sorry this is so long but please supply all the help you can give.

    Thanks, the homie.
     
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  2. ExtraVM isn't bad for hosting, it's operated by a retired Spigot moderator.
     
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  3. I'll take a look at it, thanks for the help.If you have any other suggestions or ideas then contact me via this posts replies or PM.
     
  4. I always Suggest Google Cloud's $300 free trial to get your feet wet. Awesome Power and Google's Network!
     
  5. Yeah well it is very unlikely that Google's virtual servers are bad so they're going to have good power and just be a good hosting in general.

    Is there any other advice/response you can give to my post above?
     
  6. No, Sry I thought, based on the previous post, you were looking for server/hosting advice.
     
  7. I used to run a server, and the number one thing that boosted my server the most was originality. Try getting more original plugins to replace common ones, such as RPGme to replace McMMO. Or you could get a custom plugin coded. I would be willing to do basic ones free of charge :)
     
  8. Actually a GTA Server would be a perfect fit with the CityWorld Plugin. It generates...drumroll...a bunch of CityWorlds! Also, MobHunting has rewards for PvP, which would make GTA a fun Game. I have my factions server set up exactly like this.
     
  9. Yeah, that's fine. May I ask if you read the actual post it self?
     
  10. Well what is simple to you? Compare simple in your way to a plugin that's already made or just simply define 'simple' to you in your own words.
     
  11. Well see with this GTA server I'm going to need all kinds of NPCs (Cops, Bandits/Thugs, Shop Sellers etc) If I missed out on any NPCs you can think of tell me. I will not only need a plugin for that I'll need to know what version I'll have to run whether to go with spigot, bukkit etc what even is the difference between the two or how ever many there are and what do you recommend I run on my server? I will need a real estate plugin (Houses in a different world for people to buy with the money they earn on the server. I'm not to worried about cars I mean a minecart should be fairly simple. I can deal with my own texture pack, but a guns plugin I don't know which is best cause alot of them are bad.
     
  12. I'm not going to demand anything but just a request, with gaming mechanics may you give me a example of what that is by explaining it in another popular plugin. Like how you'd say to someone what a command is "It's like /home and /sethome on essentials" Same with GUI can you give me a example? With the permissions wouldn't they come with the commands cause you need a permission to supply the command to certain ranks or people?
     
  13. GL!
     
  14. To you to man. :)