Maybe it’s because they’ve gotten bored of the production server and have more fun playing with the unique features on each of them, especially UT trading, which is a common feature among many of them, and functional market places.
Some of them have some genuinely fun additions to the original concept.
I’ve personally moved over to them, along with other games, I haven’t even opened prod since the first I think.
Kind of sad that prod hasn’t been that fun for me recently
Maybe when I come back later I’ll have fun on it again.
Maybe if you’re referring to releasing the code, most of the big pservers right now were made after Deca took the game over.
This guy’s been to the darkest places of the pserver community
Why? Other people are having fun using features that won’t ever be added into prod, let them have their fun.
Actually, the biggest pserver as of right now is making their own separate client that won’t run on Flash.
I hardly lag on any of the bigger pservers, and when I do it’s because they absolutely fucked the code.
They don’t need to hire people, there are many people that work on them for free for fun.
On the bigger pservers bugs are patched pretty fast.
Many of them have lasted longer than a year.
Doubtful, people don’t play them because they don’t have the same problems as prod, they play them because of the features they add, most of which will never be added to prod.
They don’t host a 1:1 version of realm, all they really need is what they currently have, if worse comes to worst they can just grab the files from the last patch before Unity.
All they need to do is figure it out once and they’re good, they just need to add their modifications to the latest version.
Small pservers pop up constantly, they usually don’t last that long.
[Redacted] (its dead I don’t see a need to censor.) might’ve died but the new big pserver is nearly, if not just as big as it was.
[I will remove the name anyway, previously “dead” ones have resurrected. -Nevov]
Unity won’t fix the main reason people play on pservers.
There are hackers, atleast on the one that I think you’re talking about (starts with an R ends with an F?), they’re just handled way faster than hackers on prod.
Hardly, the majority of pservers are full of both people that are completely f2p and people that have stopped playing prod due to boredom, even killing the largest pserver most likely wouldn’t get them half of that, it would just stop a ton of people from playing any realm-based game.