Really good idea's!
I dont know whats do-able with this client, but i'll fire away.
I know you dont want to copy other server's, so with that in mind, I must start with pets. I do hope you use a pet system like fe, with free roaming pets and not like the pet on your leg thing bu has. Alot of diffrent online games have pets that walk around you and fight enemies, and lvl up. I wouldnt say this is copying anybody. Just be unique with your graphics.
It would also be cool if the pet not only lvled up, but could learn new skills or spells as they grow. Like a low lvl pet could use a basic attack plus fireball randomly. Then from pet lvl 10 or 15 it grows stronger and now learns firebomb from 15-25, it learns inferno, and each levl is stronger.
also, it would be cool, if the pet actually grew as it lvled. you know, we start with a pup, then at lvl 15-20, it morph's into a puppy, then at lvl 50 or so it changes to a dog. (just an example). I'm partial to wolves myself lol
ok, next ...
With aoe now added to the game (sweet), weapons are cool, and you should make them as with the TB. But how bout this....
Can items be used to grant aoe? instead of just weapons? I think this would be cool because if you have a cool lookin weapon you like alot, but want to use aoe, just get the item and place it in your inventory. it gives your attack aoe! Add crafting!!
Make a craftable item that gives the aoe. Like a newb lvl aoe item could be fairly easy to craft with few items to get but only grants 1 by 1 or 2 by 2 aoe. Were as a high lvl aoe item would be difficult to craft with many items to collect, but gives 6 by 6 or 8 by 8 aoe.
it would be funny to see a high lvl char with a basic dagger doin 6 by 6 aoe. lol.
The only other servre i know of with aoe is FE, but they strickly use it with weapons. I think this would be totally unique. (havent played BU in over a year, and evn then i only played for a week or so.-dont know if they have aoe.
Anyway, i got this idea from the FE fire curse, it only adds a attack bonus, and a ok graphic, but its just an item. So, is it possible to use an item to a cooler end like this aoe thing?
I really would like some shades for my char!
The Iceman needs to look stylin
One last thing, I have always liked costumes. Could we get alot of those? We could craft some, buy some, even win some somehow. I think a cacadem costume and a shark costume would be cool for starters. Then theres the nightmare theme to consider. A few scary ones? Oh, and why not make one costume in the whole game for bear? A bear costume