I just recently started playing here as you guys offered some pretty cool things but what I failed to realize when I joined was that this was a PvE server, which didn't bother me too much until I found out that no one even does battlegrounds here. I'd like to suggest some changes to make to this server;
Things that could be removed:
[*]Gear for maniac points needs to be removed or at least down scaled to two tiers below current content instead of 1.
[*]The mall while really awesome, should not be there. The npcs can be moved to respective main cities and maybe even Booty Bay where they were before. The mall can then be used as an event center or something so that your amazing creation isn't wasted.
[*]The teleport stones.
[*]Flying in azeroth has to go, it's not blizzlike and azeroth pre cataclysm wasn't designed for it.
[*]Remove revive and xp part of the ViP membership. Make this so queue skipping is allowed because after making some changes this server is going to be quite full.
Things that can be added for a long lasting server:
[*]Update world bosses to be harder and drop relevant items, maybe even make some new ones as well-- or a super hard one that drops your maniac gear?
[*]Make the server PvP, I know most of the current population is against it but most people are used to playing on PvP servers.
[*]Add scripted Chest events that spawn in random areas of Azeroth announcing their location so players can make teams and head towards them.
[*]Each time a player of the opposing faction is killed the player receives a fraction of a Maniac point and when a certain number of these are combined you are rewarded with 1 maniac point.
[*]Add an instant 67 option for those that do not wish to go through Azeroth and Outlands again. This option could be done through start zone npc that would level them and also hand out blue gear for their respective class as well as teleport them to their factions transportation to Northrend.
[*]Make Azeroth and outland dungeons more interesting by adding rare bosses to them that drop slightly better than average gear for their level-- this will make the content have somewhat of a new feeling to it.
[*]Make rare npc's throughout Azeroth and outlands always give rare items and massive bonus xp-- this will create PvE hunts similar to PvP players doing the bounty hunts-- maybe they also drop 1-2 maniac points?
[*]Make a special high level bounty that players can put on other players that also rewards 1-3 Maniac points at random.
I hope you like my ideas and consider implementing some of them. Maybe this isn't for Redemption and you add another server that is PvP and content is progressively released? We could call this server Revenge of the Fallen
**please note I'm not saying anything is wrong with your server I'm just trying to give suggestions that would improve the experience for PvP and PvE players. If this server was PvP I would be bringing everyone here.**