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The server is dying and its pretty sad to see, since playing from 2017 to now with new owners there is a hella of a difference. The server was always populated with 100+ people on at times and even a few months ago the server was not shy of these numbers yet recently your lucky to get 14 players at peak times.

The server is just a casino simulator with rp characteristics and staff who have no powers to do anything even the senior admins. I aint a hardcore roleplayer but when your just going about your day trying to drive around and half of the people out of the active 14 players on the server are rdm and prop pushers it does get a bit annoying and it shows why the server is so inactive, they just all leave and join perpheads.

If you make a report you will have the chance of 0.1% that a staff member responds and he will bring the culprit and probably give them a slap on the wrist or if the staff member has some balls or courage give them a weapon or physgun blacklist for 1 hr which is laughable, its clear that the owner is telling the staff they have no power because the staff simply admit it to us in sits and the owner is just scared about losing more players than he has due to banning them, but you are losing even more players by not banning people as mono is basically just a free for all sandbox and no rp player would want to join an rp server to get rdmed or physgun abused.

Also to mention when your not getting rdm'd or a furnace is not flying into your fucking skull you cant even use features such as robbing stores or banks, you cant raid people because they are all in the casino, you have literally nothing to make money from unless you farm , fish or make drugs, but why would you do that to make money when you can just go to the casino and make more money than all 3 of them ways combined.

The patches are also way too big, they make old players come back for a week or two then they get bored so stop joining until next patch, maybe put out smaller patches more frequently to keep everyone engaged in the server so that they dont get bored.

In my opinion, smaller patches + banning people + nerfing casino = more players
 

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im a firm believer in a solid base + raid economy will be the number one factor in getting a playerbase back. At the end of the day, thats what gamemodes like mono and perp are built upon. If there is a solid base and raid economy then it will bring back a good majority of players that play for that side of the game mode, therefore higher pop, then passive rpers + cop rpers + everyone else will start joining again just seeing higher pop.

Casino and BTC need to be nerfed, those are main contributors in ruining the base and raid economy currently because as u said there is no point in basing if you can make more money afking bitcoin and sitting in casino lmao.

I agree with ur post
 

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I loved it when the server was at POP, having players active in layer 1 and 2 giving life to the whole map and people constantly bumping into each other and interacting was great RIP Monolith
 

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Some really good points here.

Some context: I used to play like a maniac in 2021. I used to play with my brother and my friend and we used to play all the time. At that time there were so many problems despite the consistently near max player count. Here are some of them: literally every other person was hacking, raid timer killed the vibe, and half the server would just cop main. The reallllllllllllly big issue tho was the staff, they were absolute horrible- here are some things they did: player targeting, using admin powers in character, unfair sits, but especially they all had god complexes and would ban you if you even spoke back to them. On one instance, I former senior admin Knight literally threatened to permaban me if I didnt snitch on a former staff that complained about him. The leadership which was mainly PMX, devutj, and some other dudes that just were the worst. They would censor any bad sentiments- fun fact I acutally started one of the most viewed threads which was just a revolution against the staff (Player vs Staff). I was so frustrated it was taking a toll on my irl life, so I decided to start hacking-which interestingly enough really didnt do anything since everyone else was hacking. I eventually MASS RDMED and posted some videos of me hacking and I was permabanned from everything.

I am mentioning all this cuz that is where the problem really started. The shitty management and cheating problem of the olden days caused so many of the most active players, including myself, to leave, cheat, or MASSRDM. In the times where the staff didnt make life on the server hell, it was like the best time of my gaming life. Unfortunately, what you are seeing now with the declining player count is not the fault of the current management- they were fucked over by the past people in charge. They essentially started the snowball that has been leading to the downfall of monolith.

I really havent played much since I have been in college (I was unbanned), but it is clear that the staff are really trying their best to fix the damage caused by the old staff- ie providing the opportunity of unban for all perma banned people. It is also obvious that the staff are also nice (and it seems more lenient-from what I have seen in the reports).

It is hella annoying that people just stay in the casino, which is honestly such a sad thing-like gambling in video games for hours-whattt. And I have seen that staff havent been able to do much to people breaking rules.

But the problem is that they are in a predicament, its either they ban the few players remaining (who may be breaking rules) or they let them continue to break rules (while player count doesn't tank more). Its annoying cuz its clear that people are just abusing the hell out of that.

Not tryna brown nose the new staff, because honestly I havent interacted with any of them, merely just observing from afar, but it seems they are really working their asses off to bring Monolith back.

Im ngl, as much as I want to see monolith come back to glory, it really seems like the old staff fucked monolith beyond repair. The staff really seem motivated and dedicated to trying and I wish them the best, but I think its only a matter of time unfortunately.

A suggestion I have, would be to get a famous guy to stream Monolith, it might cost money, but I feel it would net more.
 

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im a firm believer in a solid base + raid economy will be the number one factor in getting a playerbase back. At the end of the day, thats what gamemodes like mono and perp are built upon. If there is a solid base and raid economy then it will bring back a good majority of players that play for that side of the game mode, therefore higher pop, then passive rpers + cop rpers + everyone else will start joining again just seeing higher pop.

Casino and BTC need to be nerfed, those are main contributors in ruining the base and raid economy currently because as u said there is no point in basing if you can make more money afking bitcoin and sitting in casino lmao.

I agree with ur post
Totally agree and that is one thing i missed out, you can literally hide bitcoin miners and do the power glitch so that no one can turn them off, you can then stay on the server for 10+ hrs and make well over 50k, the rate of this combined with the casino just makes people millions, even with the BTC miners alone you can make 1m in 3 weeks of passive playing. It still amazes me that they have not even bothered to fix the glitch. They need to make it so that either people can take your BTC, take your BTC miners and nerf the BTC speed or honestly just remove them from the game it makes things too easy and you don't have to grind for your cash.
 

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I loved it when the server was at POP, having players active in layer 1 and 2 giving life to the whole map and people constantly bumping into each other and interacting was great RIP Monolith
What a time it was. The pvpers could raid a bank to pvp, become cop, raid, where as now the pvpers just rdm because everyone is in casino and they have nothing to do because all they want do is use their guns and rp in their own way. The passive money makers could base as an org and grind to get the best cars and flex (it used to take them months, compared to now where you play slots for 3 days and you have millions) And the jobs are completely useless now the pay is not worth it.
 

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The PD is also shit people who actually play the server as a MPD officer want to be a higher rank yet only get the option of officer SWAT and detective which is so bad compared to old mono, and lets be honest they are no better than one another rank wise ,which if a chief is not on makes a PD with no structure or leadership. The applications for whitelist always get declined for players too. They need to add back more roles such as sgt and lt and even a second in command chief so that the PD can have a leader when a whitelist job is not on, i know people were abusing the tablet and demoting people but just add a blacklist for it or make the police level for the roles higher (im talking 250+) so that minges would have to grind cop even if they wanted to cause havoc.
 
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I know i said small frequent patches but for a revive it will probably need to start with a huge one.

Some of my suggestions to bring mono back up to speed:
-Nerf casino to a more higher risk higher reward scheme + overhaul
-Nerf or remove BTC
-More PD roles (keep chief whitelisted)
-Small frequent patches in the future
-More cars
-Let staff have their powers back because at the minute they are pretty much mentors at the minute
-More events
-More territory rewards in store
-Remove the Free wheel spin at casino or nerf the rewards
-The server needs another wipe or a % removal of money and assets as everyone has too much that they dont need to grind ever again
-When putting someone in jail make them actually go to the pen and not in PD holding cells as there is no need for corrections officers
-Diving is shit for $ buff it more or remove it
-Just a cosmetic one but on server reset a night/day feature would be cool
 

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@Ristic A lot of the things you've mentioned are being worked on currently for next patch that will release soon
 
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stop w these cringe posts i swear to god theres atleast 1 of these every 2 months
 

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People leave because the grind is hard with a 10 hits to get a single ore, too much ppl breaking rules and some of the staff qre great but not many of them and they have nothing ro do so they just leave and never come back.
 

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People leave because the grind is hard with a 10 hits to get a single ore, too much ppl breaking rules and some of the staff qre great but not many of them and they have nothing ro do so they just leave and never come back.
I have to disagree as the grind is the best part of the game and the whole objective of mono, ores taking 10 hits makes guns harder to craft if it took 1 hit everyone would have a bank of class 3's and guns would cost nothing to sell. The staff are great i have to agree on that tho. But without te grind the game would be boring, what fun is getting everything easily with barely any grind, you would leave the server after a week of playing if it was easy.
 

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I have to disagree as the grind is the best part of the game and the whole objective of mono, ores taking 10 hits makes guns harder to craft if it took 1 hit everyone would have a bank of class 3's and guns would cost nothing to sell. The staff are great i have to agree on that tho. But without te grind the game would be boring, what fun is getting everything easily with barely any grind, you would leave the server after a week of playing if it was easy.
I know, but the newbies quit because they find it unfun. I do appreciate the grind tho.
 

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I know, but the newbies quit because they find it unfun. I do appreciate the grind tho.
I mean the lack of good RP in the jobs probably did this too. I came back to this for a little bit last month after not playing for like 2 years, and I was shocked by how bad the PD had gotten. Now moreso than in the past, it's just a thing people jump on to help their friends open raids. Back in the day you'd have people playing as a cop for 4+ hours, now you get people jumping in -> raid activates -> they sit in PD until they hear an all clear on comms, then unlock the PD and quit their jobs. It's terrible.




IDK I still think a lot of charm disappeared when we lost the ability and protections to set up markets and sell things.

I remember how communal the server felt back during Rockford, when that town square would have people selling random shit all day. I don't recall the last time I saw someone try to set up a storefront selling anything except guns.

I made a small fortune selling furniture and stone slabs to players, but stopped doing that once the mods adjusted deaths so your dropped/placed items were no longer user restricted when you died. That ONE move ruined RP outside of jobs for me because it was just easier for any punk kid to walk into my shop, kill me, and steal weeks of crafted items without repercussion because it was technically legal under server rules.
 

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im a firm believer in a solid base + raid economy will be the number one factor in getting a playerbase back. At the end of the day, thats what gamemodes like mono and perp are built upon. If there is a solid base and raid economy then it will bring back a good majority of players that play for that side of the game mode, therefore higher pop, then passive rpers + cop rpers + everyone else will start joining again just seeing higher pop.

Casino and BTC need to be nerfed, those are main contributors in ruining the base and raid economy currently because as u said there is no point in basing if you can make more money afking bitcoin and sitting in casino lmao.

I agree with ur post
i think most people are just burnt out and just dont find it fun no more tbh;):mad:
 
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