Posts by Roman Neumann

    Hi SRO.Arena - Community,

    DE: nach langer Überlegungen habe ich beschlossen das SRO.Arena - Community Server Projekt, nicht mehr weiter zu gestalten und somit auch komplett zu stoppen.

    EN: After long deliberations, I have decided to stop the SRO.Arena - Community Server project completely..

    DE: Ich könnte jetzt tausend Gründe nennen, warum ich das tue, aber hauptsächlich gibt es nur wenige Gründe, die meine Entscheidung letztendlich beeinflusst haben.

    EN:I could now name a thousand reasons why I do this, but mainly there are only a few reasons that ultimately influenced my decision.

    1. DE: Der Server hat Probleme, die ich nicht eingrenzen und beseitigen konnte, und daher ging der investierten Zeit ins lerre, ohne dass eine angemessene Lösung in Reichweite war.
      EN:The server has problems that I could not isolate and fix, and therefore the time invested went into lerre without an adequate solution being within reach.
    2. DE: Ich werde 2021, 50 Jahre Jung und will mich damit endlich auch auf meine Kindheit Traum Konzentrieren und ein eignes Spiel Produzieren und Dieses auch veröffentlichen.
      EN: I will 2021, 50 years young and want to finally concentrate on my childhood dream and produce an own game and this also publish.

    DE: Damit möchte ich euch alle gute zu wünschen und entsprechen mich auch bei den Leuten zu bedanken die mich die ganzen Jahre über bei dem Projekt begleitet haben.

    EN: With this I would like to wish you all good to and also correspond to thank the people who have accompanied me all these years in the project.

    DE: Das Forum bleib weiter erhalten, ich baue aber die meine Komplete Domains Struktur um und damit kann es passieren das die Seite für einige Tage nicht Erreichbar ist.

    EN: The forum is still available, but I am rebuilding my complete domain structure and it may happen that the site is not accessible for a few days.

    cu Roman


    I can do it, but our last R8 Database has problems with the forgotten world, it did not work properly.

    Furthermore, it cannot be guaranteed that no connections will be lost with the server variant.

    I will bring our last R8 server online again and you will have to test it out ;)

    I should be able to put the server online at the weekend.

    cu Roman


    I also have no idea what the cause of the DC could be.

    So I made the following changes to the [PTR] server

    • Host provider swapped
    • New and Cleen OS, Windows 2016 Server
    • SQL Server 2014
    • Original 1.188 Client
      only adaptation of the client: optical SRO.Arena UI style and virus-free .EXE files.
    • Original 1.188 Server Files and Database
      only adaptation of the server: virus-free .EXE files and Mastery 330 Patch
    • I have been using the Client and Server EXE files from the CAP 90 R8R server version created at the time since 2017, because these viruses free.

    The only thing left I can do is set up the old CAP 90 R8R Server and then run the test again as this DC problem cannot be with the curectly database as I have now completely rebuilt the server with original 1.188 files.

    Alternatively, I can search for the SRO Arena CAP 110 server, client files and database from 2016 and reinstall them for testing.

    I can still try to swap the SQL Server to version 2008 and run the databases there instead of using the current version 2014. This is the only really logical change compared to the old R8R-server.

    A provider problem now seems to be ruled out, since the DCs are also available at the new provider.

    I really don't know where else to go to fix this problem.

    I also don't feel like running the server anymore if I just have to look for errors that cannot be resolved.

    Cu Roman

    Hi Guys,

    A public test area / new host test Server it open.

    SRO-Arena PTR/NHT Client, based on

    Silkroad 1,188 client / database

    Original EXP, SP, and Quest settings





    To play you need the SRO.Arena CS [PTR] client from the downloads area.

    You need to create new Game-IDs on the test server.

    Cu Roman

    Hi Guys

    I just rented a test server from another provider for 3 months

    By the end of this month I will install our SRO server as a 1:1 copy at the new provider and test whether there are DC problems there as well.

    If the problems should no longer occur, we will change the provider.

    This is the same provider with whom we implemented our first version of the SRO Arena in 2016

    Cu Roman


    Here is the latest information about the new SROA servers and game status

    SRO-Arena CS v2021 = new Main Server (raw data)

    SRO-Arena PT v2021 = new PTR Server (CS future plans)

    SRO-Arena CS v2020 = last Server (Old / last known version)



    SRO-Arena CS v2021 Stat and Implementations: (RUN / Main Server)

    server state = Original SRO v1.88 Database

    account management = running on

    exp advancement requirement = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    map/regions = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    level cap = 110, SRO-Arena CS v2020

    mastery = 330/110, SRO-Arena CS v2020

    exp/sp rates = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    drops rates = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    drops items = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    ext. SACS NPC's = Not implemented

    item mail = not configured

    quest exp = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    quest rev. = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    quest req. = SRO-Arena CS v2020

    monster spawn = not configured, is taken over from SRO-Arena CS v2020

    SRO-Arena CS Client v2021 (RUN / Main Client)

    Version = Original SRO v1.88 and upper (Server) changes

    HDU/GUI = SRO-Arena CS v2020 (Green)

    estimated opening time for users: 03.10.2020



    SRO-Arena PT v2021 Stat and Implementations: (PTR Server)

    server state = offline / not implemented

    account management = running on

    SRO-Arena PT Client v2021 (PTR Client)

    version = not implemented

    estimated opening time for users: not determined


    further information follows

    cu Roman

    hi Guys,

    With a heavy heart I have now decided to completely redesign the server :-(

    Unfortunately, after a detailed search, I still can't find the error and the entire server is still working unstably.

    Therefore I start completely from the beginning with an empty original Silkroad 1.188 database and the appropriate client.

    The following things are done accordingly:

    • Because the old Windows 2008 server keeps running instabile.A new, separate root server in the Windows 2012 version is used as the basis (100% done)
    • Establishment of a test Realm (server) (0% done)
    • Matching game client version with the corresponding 1.188 database (100% done)
    • Change / adaptation of the connection interfaces of the homepage account management to the new server (100% done)
    • Adaptation of the client interface to the the SRO Arena layout (0% done)
    • Leveling EXP requirement Change from original values to those of SRO Arena / I am thinking about reducing the values even further than is already the case with SROArena / Start request to restart the project (0% done)
    • Adoption of all the changes / extensions already made by SROArena for the new game, this happens again in ongoing operation but with the corresponding previous restoration security (0% done)
    • everything else that may come :P

    I will try to bring the game to a live version as soon as possible so that you can play all changes directly again.

    But I will build a small difference to the previous version: There will be an additional public test Realm (server) where you will only test the upcoming changes before they are live on the main server.

    This project is an affair of the heart and will continue to be carried out by my, unfortunately we were thrown at the beginning. Nevertheless, I hope that with the technical innovations there is no need to restart the Projekt again.

    cu Roman

    Hi Guys,

    The server received a major patch today

    The following have been changed

    Potion of Growth parameters update

    Experience points increased from 100% to 500%

    Buff time extended from 30 minutes to 60 minutes

    The drop rate over degree 6 was set at a fixed

    percentage of 6% to 8%

    cu Roman

    The account managing in the old website is much more convenient and easier in my opinion. Other than that, the website looks nice.

    is actually just like the old one only that it is now without animation and I have added +18 Silk gift per week / account for people who are active in the forum

    Hi Guys,

    I am proud to present our new homepage to you. The new design of our website is now more clearly structured and offers all interested users extensive information.


    the new official domain is now This time everything is in one place, the community can now user it.

    To be on the safe side, the old side is still usable.

    Of course, I look forward to your feedback and I am just as grateful for suggestions and comments as for praise or criticism.

    I hope you enjoy our new homepage!

    cu Roman

    Thank you very much, unfortunately I have to reprogram my complete user management system because this website has a new structure. :/

    Hi SithoZ

    Thanks for the video, it's great again :love:

    Unfortunately, the website link is no longer correct and must be changed
    The official site is now ""

    cu Roman

    Patch 2020-05-25#02

    Hi Guys,

    The server received customization and avatar patches today

    1.Removing Elements stones from the NGA Dealer
    2.Added Fairy and Turkey Dress to NGA Dealer

    3.Prices Adjustment of tablet Shop, Vapari & Dilara

    More extensions and changes will follow soon (hopefully) 8o

    cu Roman

    Hi Guys,

    The server received a major patch today 8o

    The following have been changed

    • Degree 10/11 weapons added, Alexandria city NPC
    • Degree 10/11 equipment added, Alexandria city NPC
    • Degree 10/11 accessories added, Alexandria city NPC
    • New Jade tablet dealer added, Dilara (Hotan city)
    • Jade D6-D11 tablet added to Dilara Store
    • New Ruby tablet dealer added, Vapari (Hotan city)
    • Ruby D6-D11 tablet added to Dilara Store
    • Saphir tablet added to Dilara & Vapari Store
    • Mr. Momonga, NGA trader added, (Donwhang city)
    • Dimension Hole added to Mr. Momonga Store
    • Removed Dimension Hole Drops from Envy enemy
    • Added 100 Skill point scroll Drop, Envy enemy
    • Added 500 Skill point scroll Drop, Envy enemy
    • Added 1000 Skill point scroll Drop, Envy enemy
    • Added 5000 Skill point scroll Drop, Envy enemy
    • Added 9000 Skill point scroll Drop, Envy enemy
    • Added 100 Silks scroll Drop, Envy enemy
    • new Client Data.pk2 added for future extensions
    • Particles.pk2 adapted to the GUI versions of
      the SRO-Arena CS Clients (mainGUI / retroGUI)
    • new creation of the SRO Arena CS Client Archive
    • Client download sources changed (Community wish)

    More extensions and changes will follow soon (hopefully) 8o

    cu Roman

    hi Guys

    Today, May 23, 2020, between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., I will turn off the server to check it and add game extensions.

    The game client also needs to be updated. All AutoFight users should start the game without the loader.

    Exact update information is then available in Patch 2020-05-23 # 01 Notes

    Hi folks, the update was a little bigger than expected..=O

    The server is back online now, but you need a new client because too many

    changes has to be made

    Exact update information is then available in Patch 2020-05-25 # 01 Notes

    cu Roman

    Hi All

    so just to make it clear

    I don't want the bots to be used. The discussion was just about why people want to bot. I have written my opinion on all reasons.

    Sisbrow was the only one who thought about it and worked with me on a solution that seemed acceptable to everyone.

    Saying that people have no time, is not a reason for me to allow botting.

    I am now sending a warning to anyone who thinks that I need a large number of players to run the server. The old players know that I also kept all of my servers running without a single player.
    this is my hobby and i'm investing my money and my time in the server after all

    In the end, I decide what happens to the server. If someone doesn't like that, please keep playing somewhere else, however your ideas are welcome!

    I would like to state my ideas for the game, so that we can talk about it productively, and work towards it together:

    I will now do the following things in the near future:

    • Adjust Forgotten World quests so that people will get decent exp/skill exp, so that players can level up with them.
    • The forgotten world talisman droprate will be looked into
    • The dimension pillars will not be dropped by monsters, but rather be sold by the NGA dealer.
    • The experience gained by monsters is reduced
    • Jangan cave is going to be turned off (Sisbrow: I suspect because of the high number of mobs that are in the cave, this way the mob spawn in the rest of the world can be higher.)
    • I will implement the idea of Sisbrow accordingly so that each 1x per account can give a character a scroll that brings him to level 109 with 99% exp (Sisbrow: 110 is not possible, the server needs 1 levelup to fix the stats and stuff)
    • People who complete a certain number of certain quests will receive additional items (Sisbrow: this is to give the people that DO like to grind some extra items/rewards/a reason to do it, instead of punishing them for not doing FGW runs for example)
    • Other options remain open for future gameplay.... (for this suggestions are welcome!)

    I still accept further useful ideas, but it would be awesome if they can be within these boundaries and towards this idea (play2win basically)

    Now everyone who thinks they can do all this with the bot in the future!

    I will take the time to finish programming my own server proxy. anyone who gets caught with bot afterwards loses all their ingame accounts including all their chars.This happens automatically without warning or the like through my system.

    this is how i made my decision

    I thank all friends of the server for everything

    cu Roman

    I agree, the days of me playing sro 24/7 are over. With a fulltime job, girlfriend, household, ...

    representative of all comments made so far, I answer yours because you summarized what others wrote.....

    there are always recurring points that are addressed here why i'm should allow BottingI write a small note for each of these points....most important point first.

    • I agree. I have nothing against boting.. if someone wants to why not let them...I
    • am totally okay with boting. Even more, in order to reach end game content boting is a must.
    • Botting is a part of the game if people chose not to then that’s their choice.

    Since when has cheating been a major part of the game in all games?

    It is also forbidden to go into the street at red lights...when people do this, it's their choice.

    • Most of the people i play with have jobs/Family life and we mainly play a few hours in the evening...
    • With a fulltime job, girlfriend, household, other hobby’s .... I don’t have much time.

    Does that mean that everyone who wants to play legal doesn't have a full-time job, a girlfriend, a household or other hobbies? not me either?

    • It scares away a lot of other potential players who have the same problems as mentioned in 1. !
    • I also think that if bot is allowed it would even bring more people to the server.
    • .. and i also think that if bot was allowed more players will come to the server.

    I can understand these points, but I ask myself why on other servers like Origin.Online can play enough players without a bot?

    • there is not much going on in the server ( player wise) so who do you harm with botting then???? ( nobody in my opinion).

    my statement is, in my opinion no one will also be hurt if you don't use the bot ?

    To make leveling easier, I created the AutoFight Program, which is almost a complete Bot
    This can also be used and has an AFK mode through AutoSelect.
    I think that the only problem here with AutoFight is that you can not do anything else for hours while the bot is leveling your characte. It is not an AFK bot program

    • With bot you even need to Quest/grind a long time to go max lvl also you have not a big advantage when you do it if you compare it to people who can grind more hours because when you put a bot in a spot it stays there for a longer time and you will lvl slower then the manny hours some people can hand grind.

    I think the gameplay should be adjusted so that people who have little time do not lag behind when leveling. everyone would benefit from such a discussion, instead of talking about botting permission.

    @SithoZ, @Mdarude

    you have been with us for a long time and know that I have not yet banned bot users as long as they behave appropriately and do not exaggerate the booting.


    I am mainly against the booting because they modify the network packets and thus make the server unstable. because our server developments are also determined by the community.

    I am ready to start a vote that decides this democratically. but here i want to know all opinions and not just the booting fraction.

    If the community decides to approve an official Booting permit, I don't want to hear complaints about server lags or the like.

    cu Roman

    Hi Jupke,

    you cannot log into the game using the forum account, you need a Game account.
    Did you create a Game ID on the account management page?

    If you have a player account and the password still does not work then reset it and try without special characters but only with letters and numbers.

    Some special characters are not accepted by Game (Silkroad) Login Server
    This does not affect your forum account, these are two separate systems.

    You can find a complete tutorial video here:

    cu Roman