This is going to be a blunt post.
For some time now the rAthena staff have been actively working to reduce the number of reseller advertisements that crop up on our forums, our Discord server, Facebook, websites, etc.
We strongly advise that rAthena users do not engage with resellers.
The code/content isn’t theirs to sell.
You receive little to no support.
You are at risk of being scammed.
You are not supporting the developers of their respective projects or original content creators.
You are lining the pockets of thieves and scammers who have no idea what they’re doing.
The original project authors begin to feel demotivated - this can cause them to stop working on this and upcoming projects altogether.
The number of reports from our users who have been scammed has increased significantly over the last year. If you wish to hire the services of a known and trusted developer, please use https://rathena.org/board/thirdpartyservices/ - this list of members of our forum has been vetted and approved. This is a list of members who are not going to scam you. If you decide to give your money to some random idiot that claims to have “full working premade x, y, z” then that’s on you. We can’t stop you, but you’re certainly adding fuel to the fire and these idiots will continue to take advantage of other members of our community.
If you receive a DM from anyone trying to sell content on rAthena’s Discord or forum and the person is not listed on the Third Party Services page, we suggest taking evidence and report the users to a member of staff.
So, what should you do instead? Setting up rAthena and a working client is easy.
You don’t need someone else to do it for you - that is not how you learn. Using any of the multitude of tutorials and wiki pages will help you get your rAthena server up and running. If you don’t do it yourself, you will not learn where the configurations are. You won’t learn how to modify an item/mob. You won’t know how to enable an NPC.
If you’re now thinking “well, I don’t have time, that’s why I pay someone” then maybe running a game server is not for you.
Reseller = Bad. Learning and Self-Betterment = Good.
I’m hoping this post gets our point across loud and clear.