Players who enjoy titles like Minecraft, Terraria, and Vampire Masquerade, should instantly fall in love with V Rising. The top-down blood-sucking adventure puts players into the shoes of a newly resurrected vampire as they break free of their binds and attempt to build an empire of their own. What makes this title unique from others is that players can battle against hordes of creatures and humans, or hunt other vampires in a PvP-style battleground. There are a lot of ways to play and enjoy V Rising and developers are hard at work to bring additional content as time goes on.
Those who want to play online can choose a variety of official and private servers. They can also rent their own official server or begin their own private one via a home PC or server-hosting service. Although it can be fun to simply load up the game and hop in with random players on an official server, there are a lot of benefits that players gain when running their own game. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of hosting a private server on V Rising.
Full Control Over Settings
There are tons of settings for players to fiddle with when creating their own server on V Rising. Developers have given full control to players in order to help them craft their own unique experiences. This includes parameters that will allow them to alter the way the game is played or set strict times during the day for certain things to occur for players. At first, players may actually be intimidated by how many settings there are and what types of things players are able to change.
Aside from console commands, there is a list of things server-side (if rented with GPORTAL specifically) that players can alter. This includes things like applying Blood Bound Equipment, modifying how much sunlight affects vampires, and how often certain drops appear. Players who want a truly customized experience will definitely want to host a private server.
Easily Deal With Nuisance Players
One of the biggest issues that plague official servers is nuisance players. Although there isn’t a ton of griefing going on so far in the V Rising community, it’s always possible for players to run across a bad egg when joining servers. It’s important to note that V Rising has a PvP experience that can be pretty unforgiving and players shouldn’t classify another player’s skill level or ability to siege well as “being a nuisance.” Still, there are some that will use cheats, loopholes, or other glitches to better get their way and players will definitely want to avoid these types as much as possible when playing on a server.
Thankfully, they can easily dispose of players like this on a custom server, giving them the ability to ensure that the experience is fair for everyone.
Set Custom Parameters For PvP
Although V Rising has an engaging and entertaining cooperative mode, players who are craving PvP can engage in multiple PVP modes, with one outright rewarding players by allowing them to collect the loot dropped by enemies they conquer. There are also instances in which players can build specialized golems and siege devices to help them attack and take over rival castles, destroying them or capturing them for their own use. These gameplay elements make PvP a blast to play, but players can set specialized parameters to make things “fair” for all of those involved.
One of the most popular settings allows players to set pre-determined times that players are allowed to siege castles, giving those that work or are away from their games at a specific amount of time a chance to attack and defend their things without having to worry about losing them while they’re gone.
Host Special Events
The ability to change certain parameters will allow players to have supreme custom control over what players are allowed to do, and when. It also gives the opportunity to fine-tune certain aspects, like drop tables, modifiers, and custom rules. This ability to change things on the fly gives server owners the ability to launch events. They can host things like Double EXP times, Free Castle Claiming in PVP, or even hold special events where enemies are buffed and loot tables are modified. There are endless possibilities and dedicated server owners can help build their own special community within V Rising.
Decide When And If To Wipe The Server
One of the most engaging things about PvP and PvE-blended gameplay is that players are free to decide when and if they want to “wipe a server” when hosting it themselves. Games like Rust have specific times in which they decide to “restart a server.” This keeps gameplay fresh and ensures that players do not become ridiculously overpowered, leveling the playing field to give other dedicated survivors a chance to become Top Dog on a given server. V Rising also allows for this, letting players that host their own servers pick and choose if and when they want to wipe everything and start fresh with their players.
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