Something I'm really missing on this server right now are fun little ingame events. They aren't just fun but also give us players something to do besides endlessly grinding or WOE. We once talked a little about events in the german part of the discord and Steph mentioned that while you guys weren't against events, that you were missing a dedicated event GM.
So I thought that it might help if we players share some event ideas?
Hide & Seek Event
Don't think that ones needs an explanation.
MVP/Mini Boss/Champion Event
Simple but fun events. Just have some MVPs, Mini Bopsses and Champion monsters spawn in a selected town and have the players kill them.
Have everyone create a Novice which will then be warped to a seperate arena.
There you will spawn aggressive mobs and the last Novi standing will win (several rounds can be done)
A bit like the one above. Pick either a pretty linear or a maze like map an fill it with weak aggressive mobs.
Then have everyone create a Novice. The first ones reaching the other end of the map or the center of the map will win.
(just have everyone that dies respawn at the entrance)
Use a map that has spots which can only be reached by using teleport. Pick one of those spots and the first player randomly warping on it will win.
PVP Event (Novices)
Have a bunch of newly made level 1 Novices kill each other. The last Novi standing will be the winner (several rounds can be done)
A bit like the battlegrounds. Just use an Arena and when players die have them drop tokens. After a set amount of time the player with the most tokens wins.
An event NPC that will allow you to convert normal headgears into costumes. The NPC will remain in town for a week or so and will request both zeny and some items.
Have an NPC that will ask for a set amount of zeny to be donated till the next maint. If enough zeny get donated have raised EXP for a week.
Have monster spawn on every map that will drop special tokens which can be traded for different items (could be different consumables, costumes, convinience/quality-of-life like items etc.)
Use special pets like Earth Deleter, Dullahan, Loli Ruri, Leaf Cat, Mao Guai, Marionette, Wanderer, Whisper, Miyabi Doll, Medusa, Teddy Bear etc.
Have either one of them or a mix of different ones spawn on a map and either have them drop their own tames or have a NPC hand out taming packs (one pack per person) to the players.
Have the map only be active for a set amount of time and the items expire after the event. Just re-open in every now and then with different monsters each time.
Item Collection and Hide & Seek
Have novices get teleported to a special map with different monsters. Then there will be an announcement for different items that everyone will have to collect.
After collecting the items they will need to find the GM on the same map or on a neighbouring map to hand over the items.
The first few will be the winners (or have a set amount of time and everyone that finishes in time will get a reward)
Special drop event
Again have players create Novices which will then be warped to a map filled with special event monsters. Those monsters will then have a low chance to drop special items (could be tokens, costume eggs, gift boxes, obbs, opbs etc.)
Have the map only open for a set amount of time.
A simple Ragnarok related quiz that can be done in the main chat. Just ask questions related to the monsters, skills or NPCs ingame.
The first correct answer will win.
Prices for events could be gift boxes, old blue boxes, old purple boxes, taming sets, titan tokens, costume eggs or maybe a special event costume egg with costumes which can only be obtained through events.
These are just a few simple ideas for quick events that can be done on short notice.
Of course you could also add event quests with an actual story behind them or maybe even NPCs that will give you a quiz/puzzle you have to solve.
The possibilities are endless and I'm sure a lot of players would be happy to join events or would be willing to help coming up with even more event ideas.