Hi new to the scene and want to build my own private server. I have a few questions and would greatly and thankfully appreciate your help. First let me explain my situation and background. Im a Computer Science graduate and will not have any problems learning a new language or programming methods. I will be the server owner and if I can learn everything by myself I will also be the developer as well, but if not I will hire a developer.
1. What are the things I should know as a server owner? I've read some posts that there are cases that the developer will sometimes swindle the server owner for server profits. What are things that I should be aware of with my server? I've done my research that a) I should atleast know how item properties/effects works and their code structure. b) reading some server logs, trade logs, anything more?
2. Does the developer have the full access to my server, specifically sql? because here is where you can change your GM lvl to make use of the @item command. right? (correct me if im wrong)
3. Does the server host have also full access to my server?
4. What are the payments to be made every month? did I miss something? And can you give me a rough estimate for a player of 500 players
Developer(monthly or one time payment)
i still have a few technical stuffs but for now these come first.