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Read what makes us different on the HOPE Society Server

Culture & Philosophy

Our Mission:
HOPE represents, "Helping Other People Everyday".  This is the cornerstone of this server where players can connect, make friends, team up, and adventure together in the spirit of cooperation & teamwork.

 

Discord is the heart of our community where players most commonly interact and content is shared among each other.  We highly recommend you join our community! 

 

See the contact link for a discord invitation link.

HOPE Society is a Player vs. Environment world  (PVE):
The entire world is under a "protected-guard" status preventing players from performing negative actions against other players.  In short, players cannot be murdered or looted by other players anywhere under the world in typical circumstances.

Increased Danger

Because the world is PVE, many additional monster spawns & creatures have been added throughout the world to make it feel more dangerous, but still making adventuring & exploration fun!

Player vs. Player (PvP) Options

There are still some instances of PVP available on the server which include:

- Militia Faction PVP

- Militia In Game Events

- Guild Wars

- Arena Combat

Server World Chat

To increase communication across the world, we built our own world chat.

- /yell command will engage world chat

- /wc command will engage world chat

- /world command will engage world chat

Character Skills & Stats
On the HOPE server, we strive to give players more choice & freedom to develop their characters.  Additionally, we want to create an environment where exploration and combat is not staggered by fear or failure.  as a result, we have empowered players with many different types of bonuses they can acquire so they can truly serve as the Hero's of Celador.

player Stat Maximums

total stat maximum - 200

single stat maximum - 60

Player Skill Maximums

Players can "Grand Master" in up to 10 skills per character.

Total Skill Maximum - 1000

Single Skill Maximum - 100

Static Weight Increase

Static weight increase + 200

Death System

(1) Minute forced release

(25) Minute Corpse Decay

Unique Armor Bonuses
On HOPE, our goal is to make different armor sets feel unique and give the player a distinct play style.  So we have created custom armor bonuses for each type of set.

Cloth Armor

Provides a natural bonus to Mana Regeneration

Provides +3 Bonus Defense

Light Armor

Provides +5 Bonus Defense

Heavy Armor

Provides +10 Bonus Defense

Dungeons, Bosses & Combat Systems
On Hope we encourage cooperative play.  This means to acquire the best items in the gear you should participate in a guild or team up with people to raid dungeons and do awakening events.

Enhanced Dungeons

All dungeons have had dungeon bosses added which is recommended for a (5)-player team. 

Also, each dungeon has a handful mini-bosses which are designed for the solo player and drop custom faction currencies.


+3 Dungeon Bosses - (5) Man Team

- Boss Automatic Loot Distribution

- Treasure Chest availability & Respawn

- Additional spawns added into dungeons

- Customized loot tables (more materials, more gold)

- Enhanced AI - making dungeon monsters more dangerous

- Size & color variations with select monster models

Cultist Awakening

We have overhauled and implemented our very own 5-man awakening event at the cultist mountain in the Barren lands.  You must kill (6) bosses in progression within a specific time limit to defeat the awakening event!


(6) Awakening Bosses

- Boss Automatic Loot Distribution

- Overhauled AI for very dangerous encounters where they summon adds or call for help.

- increased spawns on the mountain

- increased treasure chest availability on the mountain

- improved loot tables

World Bosses

Our world has (6) world bosses that spawn in the wilderness and are designed for a (2) player team.  The titans are large animal-type bosses that have incredible speed.  If you run into one of these guys and you are not ready, watch out!

Dungeon Loot Boxes & Gear

We have designed custom loot boxes so that players can quickly grab their own loot box with its own self-contained loot table, coins, and magic items.  This helps alleviate the "Master-looter" scenario and cuts down on player greed or party issues.

Dungeon Bosses - Automatic Loot Distribution

Obtain magic armor sets unique to this server!

Custom Skills & Spell Classes

We have developed our own in-house spell classes which are amazingly fun to play and serve as a great alternative to traditional magery.  Try out any of our custom skills which include:

Magic Skills

Nature Magic - Druid

Pyromancy - Pyromancer

Demonology - Warlock (Coming OCT, 2020)

Crafting Skills

Foraging - Forager

armor crafting systems
On Hope we have deepen the range of how crafted gear works which includes adding magic gear crafting which provides +stat enhancements and a wider +defense range capability.

Magic Armor Crafting

Requires rare ingredients discoverable throughout the whole world. Make custom armor sets that provide the following bonuses:


+ Intelligence & Maximum Mana Bonus
+ Strength & Maximum Stamina Bonus

+ Constitution & Maximum Health Bonus

Armor crafting by Materials

Maximum Defense Bonus per material, Per Item:

+2 Defense - Iron

+3 Defense - Copper

+4 Defense - Gold

+5 Defense - Cobalt

+6 Defense - Obsidian

Armor Defense Bonus Maximum

+10 Defense - rare craft maximum Cap

jewelcrafting

That's right!  We built it!  Use gems and rare ingredients to create magic and powerful jewelry!  


- Jewelcrafting is accessed through the Alchemy profession & alchemist's table

- Create magic necklaces

- Create magic rings

Required Skill - Alchemy

Item Enhancements

Players can acquire & craft item enhancing gear for further customization of their characters.

 

The Enchanting System

HOPE Society Enchanting system allows you to apply up to (5) enchants to any armor or weapon & can be enchanted multiple times.

Food & Cooking Benefits

On HOPE, we have improved & enhanced the benefits provided by food and help players achieve difficult tasks early  & late into the game.  Food provides a 30 minute buff on the character that increases the following stats:

+ Maximum Health

Tier 1 - 35

Tier 2 - 75

Tier 3 - 100

+ Maximum Mana

Tier 1 - 24

Tier 2 - 35

Tier 3 - 50

Tier 4 - 100

+ Maximum Stamina

Tier 1 - 24

Tier 2 - 35

Tier 3 - 50

Tier 4 - 100

+ Maximum Weight

Tier 1 - 35

Tier 2 - 50

Tier 3 - 100

Treasure Hunting Systems
Treasure hunting is literally defines a segment of wilderness adventuring and exploration in our game.  We love treasure chests on Hope Society and the excitement of opening them.  We have made a significant effort to improve the treasure hunting experience.

Treasure Hunting

This system by default did not feel rewarding and was overly complex for most players.  we added our own touch to these systems:


- Treasure chests only spawn (1) guardian instead of 3-4

- (5) Different tiers of treasure chests

- Treasure chest loot tables have been completely redesigned

- Obtain lots of rare furniture items with each tier having it's own theme of rare furniture.

- Collect rare crafting ingredients

- Collect and complete our new Inscription Lost Cache Maps

- Lost Inscription Materials Cache

- Lost Alchemy Materials Cache

- Lost Magic Ingredients Cache

- Obtain up to (4) different & unique magic armor sets from the chests

- Treasure Hunter's Armor Set & Cloak

- Ranger's Armor set & cloak

- Crusader's Armor set, cloak & hammer

- Conjurer's Armor set & cloak

Required Skill - Treasure Hunting

Required Tool - Shovel

Sunken Treasure Hunting

A fan favorite ability to fish up sunken treasure chests from lakes & oceans.  We have redesigned the loot tables on each treasure chest to give each level of sunken chest its own theme.

Tier 1 - Carpenter's Chest

Tier 2 - Blacksmith's Chest

Tier 3 - Tailor's Chest

Tier 4 - Alchemist & Scribe's Chest

Tier 5 - Decorative Items, magic armor & Jewelry.

Required Skills - Fishing & Lockpicking

Required Tool - Fishing Pole & Lock Pick

Wilderness Lockpicking

Have you ever traveled to a camp full of bad guys and said, "Where is all the loot"!? Well its on HOPE server!  We have added treasure chests all over the world and to virtually every monster camp in each region.  Enjoy!

Required Skill -  Lockpicking

Required Tool -  Lock Pick

Housing & Plots
Building communities is a core-experience of our world.  We love to help guilds organize their own community.  Once they have an established area, one of our admins will come and help provide core-NPCs giving players options otherwise restricted on other servers.

Plot Size

Ever wanted to build a plot the size of the continent?  We we won't go that far, but we do supply a generous amount of land available to our residents with increase plot maximum sizes.  Build your best shop ever and decorate your heart out.


- Plot sizes can expand to 50 x 50 up from default 30 x 30

HOPE City

The HOPE Guild (Founding Server Guild) welcomes all players into it's fold.  The guild has established a large player economy and town south of Eldier, near the city of trinit.  Members of the HOPE Guild are extremely proud to call this place home.  The admin team has created HOPE City as a core-destination on every Region Gate.

- Excellent place for players to find important resources, armor, and merchant items.

- City has direct access to the Celador gate network

- HOPE City is the location of our Patreon Merchant Services NPC

- Contains virtually every type of NPC in a small area that a player would need to interact with

- Public portal house with portals to every city Bank & dungeon for quick travel to those locations

- Specialized PVE Arena with non-aggressive monster spawns for weapon practice or combat leveling

- City is surrounded with enemies and has it's own demon camp nearby