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  1. August 23rd Change Log - The server now checks for your steam ID prior to joining queue and connecting (no more "no steam open!" after you try to load in). - New 24/7 at 578 now has a functioning store - New food items for Freaky Friday - Storage on owned aircrafts has been increased - Price changes on some Aircraft vehicles and rentals - New Luxury Autos interior - New Hooker's interior - Banks have been completely redone. FIND OUT IN CHARACTER - Drugs have been completely redone. Heroin will be redone soon. FIND OUT IN CHARACTER - Crafting drugs has been removed. There are a few crafting tables still around for the other legal-type items. - Drug selling has been redone, there is a different way to sell to peds now (Command is /dealer). FIND OUT IN CHARACTER - Car handling tweaks (Ongoing) - Tuning laptop has been rebalanced (worth getting your car re checked for a tune) With the changes just made to drugs we understand that your character may or may not have known how to make the drugs prior however you will need to roleplay out that that is not the case anymore until you figure out the new system. "The Government" did not change how to make drugs, come up with a better excuse! Bug Fixes - Some clean up in loading screen - Rotation with chairs and /sit has been fixed - Scuba drowning notification fixed - Scuba outfit allows for 55 lbs of weight - Some typos in drug selling fixed - /cm now allows you to toggle your weapon wheel - Seating people in a vehicle has been reworked to make it more reliable With the changes that have gone in today if you notice anything weird or unbalanced then please open a ticket in discord and DO NOT mention it in public rooms to avoid meta-gaming and we will take a look at it. Thank You! Big big big shout to the development team who have worked almost non stop for the last couple of days. Special shout out to @Mackadoodle for reworking everything and making the server more immersive with what he has been working on! Jeff, Obama and Mack have been working pretty much flat out the last couple of days to get this update out to you guys in time, let's show them some appreciation in General chat in discord!
  2. Admin Clarifications / Petty Reports / Spawning Stuff Hello everyone, I am going to make clearer how all the spawning in stuff with guns works with admins. The guns that are spawned in are to control the numbers of guns out on the server and from the outside looking in we think it is working really well, we spawn stuff JUST to control numbers of certain weapons in the server NOT for personal gain of our characters. Once we spawn X amount of whatever in and it is handed off to other members of the community the money gotten for the RP is put into a car and deleted off the server, we couldn't care less about the pixel money you get from it, we make RP scenarios out of it, whether that be a convoy, a drop off, anything for us to have a little fun and make it more immersive for everyone involved. My second point is a bit silly to bring up but we have had complaints about it so I am going to address it. People have said “admins don’t go to the events I put on” or something along those lines. First of all being an admin is an OOC role and has no impact on the characters we play, second of all if we have RP reasons to not go to events we are going to follow our character's storyline in that aspect and not go. A good roleplayer tries to support other roleplayers when they do stuff in RP but a good roleplayer also follows their characters storyline and stays true to it and makes it make sense, for example try to be a scary gang who everyone fears, yet you do memeing stuff with PD and civs, if you are a gang be a gang, you should not get along with the whole server. This going the other way too, if you do gang like activities and a gang does some gang shit to you then you can't complain if you are playing just a “Civ”, these are just some examples which segways nicely into the next subject which is gang RP with currency but the main point is admin is an OOC title, our characters are not admins, onto you currency… We also have seen an increase in a lot of petty reports, a lot of people not roleplaying the scenario out first before reporting it and while its going on getting OOC salty about it and saying borderline OOC stuff IC and then reporting every little thing cos you might not like the person ooc/ic which comes across that you are mixing OOC and IC, this is completely unacceptable, if we are to hold ourselves and everyone around us that we RP with to a higher standard of roleplay then we all have to set the example for each other. We are human at the end of the day, not every single scenario is going to go your way or be 100% within the rules, sometimes shit happens, there are no wins and loses in RP, each situation you find yourself in is story progression NOT a win/lose situation, roll with the punches. Sexual / Vulgar Roleplay Should not be saying sexual things in front of people that you don’t know. This can be very uncomfortable and unwanted Should not be making sexual scenes (condoms, certain liquids etc) Should not be making gross scenes (fecal matter and pee) Should not be doing /me’s that aren't sexual but are intended sexual. /notice her cat purr (in context this is still ERP and we don’t allow this) Should not be doing certain emotes that clearly imply sexual interactions Valuing Lives Cops: Okay, I’m going to start off with pd, lately we’ve been having a lot and I mean A LOT of reports about nvl and i don’t mean just cops not valuing their own life but not valuing other people's lives too. For bank robberies I understand that it’s kinda repetitive for you guys when it comes to the same demands but that’s how it is on this server and any server you’re going to play on and I’m sure you guys don’t / Shouldn't be upset with that as I’m sure chasing the criminals is way more fun than sitting at mrpd filling out the paperwork. So when you’re negotiating with suspects and they threaten to shoot the hostage don’t go “ If you shoot him I shoot you” No that’s not okay, you’re implying that you don’t care about the hostage’s life or it’s okay for the hostage to be shot cuz you’re going to shoot the criminals. Instead try to de-escalate the situation and show them that you care about the hostage life as it should be your number 1 priority. Now when it comes to shootouts, this is going to be as simple as I can put it. If you’re in a shootout and you go down and somehow get transported to pillbox and by the time you’re out the shootout is still going. Don’t I repeat DON'T go back. Value your life you’ve just been shot and you’re still injured, going back into the shootout is suicide. What you should do is wait till it’s over and then you can go help transport the downed people but don’t get involved in the shootout Crimes: Moving on to criminals. For the love of god please stop having the “No man left behind” mentality for example getting into a shootout and leaving and THEN coming back for that 1 friend that got downed. No this isn’t being a good friend or whatever you wanna call it. It’s NVL, take a moment to think about it, is it really worth putting everything you worked for at stake and I mean the rp you bullied up, all the cars you got and all the connections you made on that character just for that 1 person not to go to jail for x amount of time ? That’s how your character should be thinking. You’re about to go shoot up the whole pd ( possibly hit the person you’re trying to save in cross fire) and potentially risk your life for 1 person going to jail and it’s not even prison for life. This doesn’t just apply to pd and crime, I’m talking crime on crime too. Is it really worth risking your gang members and your life for a shootout / gang war over someone calling you a bitch or even twitter drama? No not really.. So make your rp make sense Civs: Now civs, being in a car doesn’t remove the NVL rule, I’ve noticed this happens wayyy too many times where civs would get guns pointed at them and they would just drive off. Some would argue that “ oh I’ll just duck and hope the bullets don’t hit me cuz I’m valuing my life” No, you’re just saying no to potential RP by running away. You don’t know what that person wants from you, could be someone robbing you that you’ll go hunt them after for revenge or you could be a hostage for a fun bank robbery or try to talk to the crimes and have 1 of them slip a name or something that can help pd find them.There could be a lot of fun things to do from just being a hostage but driving off and hoping bullets don’t hit you isn’t the best way. As well as if you’re just a civ not a criminal. Don’t go after big gangs. It doesn’t make sense for business owners and civs to go start shit with gang members that can just shoot you and end your life. Stop thinking like oh, I’ll just be shot, revived and continue to talk shit. Value your life. Creativity Hello everyone, I'm here today to talk to you all about creativity in roleplay. Lately it has seemed that everyone including myself and other admins are stuck in the same old rut. We log in, fix a car or two, go to guidos, yeet to your house and then log off to do the same thing the next day. There’s something to be said about switching up your every day, same old, same old to make everything more interesting for everyone. Now I know what you’re saying, “well I can’t play a crazy old Mexican lady who runs around with an old British man yelling dementia gang” but here’s the thing you don’t have to. There’s more ways to be creative than just creating a new character that’s completely out of the ordinary and while we strive for everyone to be different we also strive to have everyone be as creative as they can be. So how can I be creative? Well first things first branch out, you don’t have to have constant dance parties with your friends, you can go, grab a taxi and show a new person around town making new friends for the both of you. Y’all need to allow yourselves and your groups to be more inviting and to let more people in, you can’t judge a book by its cover and that person might be the one to constantly crack jokes and keep you all laughing but you never know until you live a little. Or they could be someone that you think is a friend and instead is a rat for the opposing gang and ends up stabbing you in the back. You never know what a new person may bring to your group but until you let others in you’ll never know what could’ve happened. The second thing I wanna talk about is being creative as a criminal and as a cop. This is something I cannot stress enough… creativity goes both ways. Criminals let me tell you something, y’all need to have some fun and try something different. Instead of bank hopping for three hours spend an hour planning out the most perfect heist for you and your boys. Then go and find your victim that you’re going to use as a hostage, not your friend, if you use your friend grandma will personally walk into the bank to chop you with her machete. Then once you have your hostage or even hostages if your plan was good enough then go rob the bank. At the bank don’t ask for the Los Santos special, allow for your roleplay to happen. Make each cop pop one of their tires and then go on your chase. Let me also say this…. Crims and Cops… you both have to be willing to win and lose, because let me tell you something. That money that you just got from the bank isn’t real and you’re not going to jail irl to get your hand held by big tiny. No you’re providing a fun experience for both yourself and the cops and you can make that money for your Jesko another day. Creativity is not about the cars you have or the money in your bank and inventory. It’s about providing a fun experience for everyone involved. At the end of the day it’s a game, nobody that you walk up to at the grocery store is going to care that you ride around in a Bugatti, clapping cops and drugs, hell you’d tell me that and I’d laugh my butt off while calling the cops because you’re insane. What I would care about though is you sitting there laughing your ass off while telling me how you juked three cops in a reliant Robin by hiding in a bush while dressed in a clown costume. Just have fun and let yourself be open. Make friends and let your creativity guide your experiences, try something new while letting yourself get caught. Winning or losing do not matter. What matters is whether or not you, pd, safr, mechanics, your friends, the hostage, and any one else that may be witnessing whatever you are doing have fun. OOC vs. IC People DMing OOC because of RP conflicts .. open a ticket or don’t respond If you have a problem with something that happened IC, report it. Do NOT go into that persons Discord DM’s and berate them for it. Don’t go and vent your frustrations to them, or anyone else who will listen. Leave it in the server, deal with it in the server. Don’t take the OOC feelings you have about what happened IC into someone else’s DMs. If you get a negative DM from someone about RP that happened, don’t engage. Don’t fuel their fire. Take a screenshot and report it and we can talk to them about taking things OOC. There is NOTHING that cannot be solved in character. There is rarely a reason to take anything to someone’s DMs In RP insults are taken more seriously than Gun play, where in real life shootings are a whole lot worse than any fighting words. Deadly violence needs to be taken seriously. Gunplay ENDS Roleplay. Those that have known me for a while, know that I have probably said that line a thousand times. Guns are tools for roleplay, but they are tools for intimidation. Having a gun in your hand - not even pointing it- should make the person you’re engaging with take notice. Roleplay needs to be taken more seriously. If you were out somewhere and someone pulled out a gun- your entire demeanor changes. You do not want to upset this person, because you might die. You only get one life IRL right? You’re supposed to have that same feeling in server. 99 times out of 100 if you pull a gun on someone in server you SHOULDN’T SHOOT IT. It’s a tool to get that person to comply. If they don’t comply, aim the gun at them. If they still don’t comply - REPORT THEM for not valuing their life. The amount of gun fights in the server that people engage in on a daily basis is fucking stupid. The point was driven home to the admin team when we realized people took their life MORE SERIOUSLY in the purge event than they do everyday in a roleplay sense. That’s sad. Actually shooting someone - taking another persons life - IS A HUGE FUCKING DEAL. There’s mental ramifications from murdering someone, there’s legal ramifications- life in prison. I’m sure we all have felt the urge to just end someone IRL because of the frustration they cause. But we don’t because we think of the ramifications and it’s not worth it. We ask you to think of the ramifications in character and not be so quick to pull the trigger. “But I’m in a gang- gangsters don’t care - gangsters shoot” Here’s the thing- You’re NOT a gangster- you’re roleplaying. Roleplaying a gangster is all about building up the conflict, and if you are so quick to shoot that you don’t allow people to truly roleplay with you, then you’re not roleplaying. Go play GTA Online, and shoot whoever you want. There are plenty of other ways to strike fear in those around you, and intimidate those you come in contact with- without shooting your gun… ever. Keep in mind - Once you down someone , they don’t remember what happened. The fear you think you put in their head is gone. Want someone to fear you? Take them somewhere, threaten them, and leave them there… alive. So they remember the interaction. Be creative and use your imagination. The people who shoot all the time are not the ones being recognized in RP appreciation. Roleplay is a dance - why would I recommend a partner who stepped on my toes and didn’t let me dance with them? People need to understand the consequences of their RP actions, both positive and negative. When you do something in roleplay you gave a piece. Everyone involved gets the opportunity to add to it, and give their piece. Roleplay is essentially improv. Everyone adds to it. The outcome is not up for any one person to decide. You never know where things will end up. The things you do or say in roleplay have consequences - good and bad. You need to roll with the punches if something turns out differently than you expected. It’s the beauty of roleplay. You never know how things are going to turn out. Just deal with it in character, keep it all in the server and enjoy the ride. People are not playing characters, but themselves and that is the reason why they can’t separate IC & OOC issues. When you’re new to roleplay it’s really easy to create a character very similar to yourself to get used to roleplay. You know how you’d react to different things and it makes that initial adjustment easier. I completely understand the reasoning, but I’m here to tell you it will end up causing more problems than it’s worth. When you play someone so completely different from yourself it’s really easy to separate the character and the roleplayer. Things can happen in character and you laugh them off out of character. It’s not a big deal - it doesn’t bother you. It’s very obvious that what happened doesn’t affect you personally, because you would have handled that in a different way. Said something else, done something else. There are distinct differences between you and the character. This is improv acting, it’s the true definition of roleplaying. Taking on a ROLE to play out. When you log in and essentially play an avatar of yourself the things people say or do to your character bother you. Your feelings get hurt, you take offense. You -behind the keyboard- feel an intense emotional response to what is happening to your video game avatar. It’s especially true in conflict. Someone wrongs you in roleplay, the scene is over and you log out- still having that feeling of being wronged. Like it happened to you. This leads to an inability to separate IC and OOC. Someone made you mad in character, and now you’re mad IRL. This behavior is what I refer to as “second lifeing. It’s not improv acting, you’re not playing a character, you’re just hanging out in a virtual world as an avatar of yourself. It’s not roleplay. People who second life in the server are bringing down the quality of roleplay for everyone who interacts with them. If you feel offended right now, I suggest you get out of your comfort zone and create an alt character. Someone completely different from you, and I promise you’ll enjoy the interactions so much more than you do right now. Gang Roleplay Gang RP is clowny Everyone is friends, helping each other because ‘friends’. For a gang it is ok to like people, want the best for them. However, you should be more focused on your own members. Making sure they are fed first. Sure a friend of yours might be robbed. Maybe you find out it is some random person and you help them. If you find out, or know it was a gang then your attitude towards that should be “well shit happens”, not to run and defend your friend at all cost. So many people have connected characters that do so much, it is impossible not to have conflict with someone who is no “friends” with a gang. Makes it so everyone is friends with everyone and conflict seems petty. Be slower with the gang rp. Have a reason for what you do. Stop poking bears with gangs. Talk shit to a gang expect them to come find you. If you do not want that RP, think it is dumb, then do not RP that way. Leave a gang alone and they will leave you alone Cops should be the “X” factor in your gang rp. Your gang RP should not be surrounded by going after PD numerous times. Inclusivity, LGBT Friendly As a community it's very important everyone feels comfortable and valued. We've been noticing lately that some people seem to have forgotten that we're all just humans and want to remind everyone; You should be treating everyone with respect and not discriminate/harass based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or any other identifying characteristic to a person. We have people from all over the world, with different backgrounds, in our community, and we are proud to say this. We take pride knowing that we have reached so many different and wonderful people all across the world as a community. You should especially not be making jokes about sexuality, race and genders. There is a fine line between "funny" and harassment, we are a whitelisted server and 99% of you are 18+, meaning you agreed to our rules and have an understanding of what is socially acceptable in todays current world. We all play video games as an escape from reality, we roleplay to be someone who we may not be able to be in the real world. Respect each other. Just because you are a part of that sexuality/race/gender does not mean you can make jokes about it. Sure, it may not be offensive coming from your friend, but if a random person hears that, and then makes that joke, people get offended and we get reports, leading to people say "well so and so said that to x and didn't get in trouble". We can see you guys sending n-word over text or the f-word over text, and ooc in our discord as well. This has to stop, and we will start taking action when we notice it, even if no one reports it. Everyone has a place in our community. If you at any point feel like someone is not treating you equally or mistreating you for reasons above, please report this to the staff. We care about our community and will take the necessary actions to make this community an enjoyable place for everyone. We have removed players in the past for harassment, and will continue to do so if needed. Do not bring up racist, homophobia, rape, child molestation, or anything else that can be a sensitive topic. We are here to RP and have FUN. It is not fun to deal with hearing or seeing that type of stuff in RP. If someone does bring up anything that can be racist, REPORT IT. do not feed into the rp and continue it and label each other ‘racist’ or ‘homophobic’ you are apart of the problem if you continue that rp. Mob Mentality / Crim & Civ Roleplay / Win Mentality As of late, the admin team has received an increased amount of reports disparaging criminal vs. cop roleplay. There has been an increased amount of cop-baiting, mob mentality, and win mentality from both sides. Both cops and criminals are guilty of this and neither side is innocent, so please don’t go around pointing fingers. As you all know, baiting cops by doing burnouts in front of them, shooting, or just doing stupid stuff to incite a chase or shootout is NOT allowed. You will be warned or banned for baiting cops, so stop participating in this behavior, you know who you are. Additionally, some criminals are guilty of only doing criminal activities when they KNOW they outnumber the cops by doing /players and seeing cop activity is low. Doing this is win mentality to an extreme. You shouldn’t only conduct criminal activities when you know you can win against the amount of cops that are online. As a general guideline and rule of thumb, if the cop activity is low, you should do criminal activities in groups of 4, if the activity is medium, then groups of 5, and if the cop activity is high, then running around with 6 people would enable both sides more interesting roleplay and make it more fun for both parties. By no means is this guideline a rule, if we receive reports about “they have 6 criminals and the cop activity is low” we will simply inform you that it’s not a rule and close the ticket. This is simply advice we’re trying to pass onto the community to hopefully encourage people to not outnumber cops in every scenario and improve the roleplay between cops and crims. Moving on, cops need stop to using their vehicles as weapons. Running over criminals at 150 MPH while they’re running away isn’t ever acceptable. The only thing that you should generally be using your vehicle for is to 1) drive and 2) use as protection from bullets, not slam into criminals or pedestrians at mach 3. Lastly, if you use emotes to gain an advantage in shootouts or any part of roleplay, this is win mentality and emote abuse and you WILL be warned or banned. This is a call-out to all of you who think it’s okay to /e passout3 in vehicles during a shootout. By no means is this ever acceptable. We do not care if you say “well so and so does it too” or “well this person said it was fine,” if you are caught doing this you will be warned or banned, end of discussion. Win mentality. Losing builds so much more. Stop screaming the second you lose. Be quiet if anything and take the loss. Log off and do something else until you can OOC accept the loss your IC pixel took
  3. More info in #announcements in discord!
  4. June 18th Change Log Changes - New key system! Keys no longer get buggy with the lock and unlock feature! You now get a set of keys whenever you spawn a car (police menus, garages, rentals, jobs etc.). This is not permanent (it resets when cars are put back in the garage / deleted / despawned etc.). Anyone with keys can lock the car and unlock it. For example: Stacy has a set of keys to Matt's house. Stacy goes to Matt's garage and spawns Matt's Panto. Stacy automatically gets keys for that panto. She can lock it and unlock it and store it back in the house garage. If Stacy DOES NOT do /keys give to matt, Matt will NOT have keys to HIS panto. Essentially, you only get keys to a car if you spawn it, regardless if you own it, or if the driver gives you keys. The keys disappear for everyone when the car is garaged or server restart. Keys do not last permanently. Cars are still registered in the database for the person who bought it. Which means if Stacy got pulled over in Matt's panto, it would come back to Matt. Stacy also can NOT sell the car, even if she tried. Police cars can now be locked. (Eventually the blacklist for police, ambulances and tow trucks will be removed since the lock system is 10x better). (Also eventually local cars will be locked and you will need to lock pick into them, but for now, you can steal local cars and get keys to them and lock them etc.) The new commands: /keys give - this gives keys to the passenger seat player (you must be in driver seat to do this) /keys remove - throws keys out the window of the car (must be in the car) /keys grab - grab keys for the car from the driver seat - New feature added when you hold rev on a car - Loading screen has some new photos and music - The amount of trucking stops has been decreased (many people complained that trucking had sometimes been too grueling) - You no longer aggressively speed walk after shooting and punching - DMV test has been moved down south - Auto school MLO has been removed - Milk added to convenient store . . . and beans. . . - Burgershot store can now be accessed behind the counter as well - Some trunk sizes increased - Some new custom items for businesses added in (You know who you are, open a ticket whenever :)) - Tequi-lala now has a custom job (do a /report to ask for it), a society, and door locks on the doors to prevent squatters - Tons of more stuff, but FIND OUT IN CHARACTER Bug Fixes - Weapons that had issues being put into trunks have been fixed - Dark chat now does not jumble the message history and stays in order - No longer get notification that car is stalling when passenger - The ped for oxy sales now shows for everyone in the server and is not invisible for other people - Drowning notification fixed - Throwable items no longer stay in inventory and glitch out (causing you to have to drop them) - Two glitchy crafting tables moved to a more safe location (near the same spot) - Weapons now properly calculate the weight when you are buying items (you no longer will go over weight limit) - Riding a bike should no longer have a glitchy hat effect for players. - Lexus GX460 dirt texture fixed - Harley Davidson seating position for driver fixed - Police BMW dirt textures fixed - A lot of EMS and PD cars had their LODs lowered (meaning their lights and car won't be loading in from miles away)
  5. Extending Roleplay/Win/Cop Mentality I want to talk a little bit on a trend I am seeing lately within RP, first of all let me say you guys are super important to the way new people perceive the server when they first join and if their first interaction is with a “hook and book” cop with little to no roleplay then that first impression is not going to be good. It is completely fine doing the job because that’s how it would be IRL but we gotta remember this is an RP server and is not real life so we have room to bend a few things that would not happen IRL. As a crim I think I would be much happier spending the time in prison IF I had good interactions or a good chase before it all. Too often we are seeing a car chase that should lead into a fun little foot chase end too quickly with someone tazing and instantly cuffing the person leaving no room for the other person to respond or do anything, we have a tackle mechanic for a reason, use it and when you do manage to tackle them before going in for cuffs ask for them to turn around and put hands up so its safe for you to go in for a cuff, not whilst they are in the tackled animation where they can do anything, yes they can start running again which is fine then you can warn them that they are going to be tazed if they don't stop and if they don't taze them that's fine, saying this crims if the cops have tackled and surrounded you and asked for you to put your hands up stop running and comply, this goes both ways, it’s kind of win mentality abusing your PD powers, there is a reason why it is a whitelisted job and requires more steps to get into than other jobs as you have a lot of tools at your disposal and just because you does not mean you should have to use them all the time. This leads me into my next point about matching the level of weapon the crims are using to make the interaction fair to an extent, there were situations while i was on duty where a crim was using a melee weapon and swung at an officer and missed but the officer decided to pull a gun and down the crim, you have batons use them if you need to, you guys have a toolbelt full of stuff that can be used to defuse any situation, just take a step back and think about it before engaging. My last point is being aware of how many officers are responding to a call and not inserting yourself into a scenario you was not initially part of, remember we changed the rule somewhat in your favour, you are to match the number of the crims +2 so you will always outnumber them, communicate how many people are involved and communicate who is responding and if you are not part then you should not be responding, we will start to enforce this rule more if we carry on seeing it broken and we get reports about it, also let the officers who were initially on scene decide what is happening, same scenario as I mentioned above about the crim who swung a crowbar at an officer once and then ran, when he ran we was on a foot chase with him and another officer came and basically did a drive by on him and drove off, that was not your scenario to insert yourself in as you was not part of the initial interaction. Nothing wrong with being a hard ass cop, or a hook and book cop but you can be both while still extending the roleplay for the person you are roleplaying with, thank you for coming to my ted talk. Email Roleplay In regard to the "email RP," emails for documents that you need to "sign in-character" are fine such as and not limited to: Dynasty 8 documents, PD warrants and documents, business contracts, order forms for businesses, and lawyer documents. Emails such as: “Hey, are you awake?” “Hey, did you just shoot this gang member?” “Hey, did you get kidnapped?” are bad and considered metagaming (even if you address it "ic thru dms"). You should NOT be using Discord as a “group chat” for a gang or for meta information. If it is something you can utilize a phone in-character for to text/call someone or have a face-to-face conversation, you should not email (DM someone). Text messages do not need to be responded to right away.. let the rp slowburn and wait for a response in character. Only in situations where you absolutely must and cannot conduct the RP through in-game means should Discord be utilized (reasons above). Essentially before “you email another player” think.. Can this be done in game without discord. If it is something you can text a player, text it to them. You can send photos over the phone, you can tweet, call, etc. You do not need to get an instant response. Part of the fun of roleplay is logging in to seeing a bunch of texts and messages on your phone from stuff that you may not have been around for. I personally log in to 10+ texts every day on Matt. I enjoy spending my first few moments waking up and responding to all the texts.. Most of the time someone responds and then I instantly get roleplay without having to search around. Playing phone tag with others can be a lot of fun.. Matt and Alec have been playing phone tag for like 3 weeks at this rate, and I have no interest in rushing the RP we have “through emails”. It feels way more genuine and immersive when it is all done through in game and in character means. It’s not really immersive when you get “an email” and the message above it is a message that has nothing to do with RP. Response Forms Just going to briefly go over some of the response forms that we got from the announcements. Anything I do not cover will either be covered later in the meeting, is something dev related and is being discussed or is something the admin team did not think needed to be discussed at this time. We wanted to bring up more noteworthy issues, or bigger community problems. If your response wasn’t answered and you still want to talk about it, feel free to shoot me a DM. Perma RP - Please do not auto disconnect when perma’ing your character. We do have a mortician who loves that kind of roleplay and it is a very limited role play she gets, as people do not perma very often. It may not seem like a lot to you but it is to her. If it becomes ‘too much’ just /looc her, and she will do less in depth when requested. Driving - There’s no reason to be constantly driving at your car’s top speed just because you can. If you’re rushing someone to hospital because they’re injured and there’s no one from SAFR around? Fine. Racing? Fine. Running from cops? Fine. So on so forth. But just to be going fast just ‘cuz you can is pointless. I’m not saying you can’t be a criminal and have to stop at every red light and go the speed limit. I’m just saying to slow it down a bit. Job progression - Like trucking, there were several requests for civ jobs to have progression stats. Just a quick update, the devs liked this idea, and it’s something they will be working on. - Also a note: some changes to trucking are coming. - We will look into balancing jobs so they are a bit more equivalent. Dropping items - Please stop reporting dropped items. With infinity it does not cause server lag like it used to. The only time it needs to be brought to our attention is when it's like 30+ different items that haven’t been picked up. If it’s like 5-10, just snag ‘em and pawn them if you want, or leave them. You never know if it could be part of someone’s RP. I did ask Jeff, our dev, if we could make them not float in the air, and he said he’d look into making them go to the floor so they don’t look weird. Jobs - Clothing: Wear clothes that make sense to what your character is doing. If you’re picking peaches you shouldn’t be wearing a suit. If you’re a mechanic, you shouldn’t be wearing swimwear. We’re all trying to be more immersive, and this is just one little thing that gives more depth to your roleplay. Camping/Robbing: There should be slim to no reason you should be job camping with intent to rob a civilian doing a job. If you’re that desperate for money, go work for it yourself. If you’re a gang character, go beef with other gang characters, make a storyline out of it, then rob them. The only time you should ever be robbing someone doing harmless jobs is if you genuinely have a storyline built up with that person already, and this is potentially a revenge or retaliation in regards to that conflict. We will start warning people who are aimlessly robbing people for no reason. Make your RP make sense. You’re supposed to be logging in with intent for roleplay, not GTA Online. Vehicle Balancing Poll We have had a few people mention how fast our cars go in the server and wanted everything slowed down to a more realistic version of handling and speed, what this would mean is more realistic acceleration even though its pretty good in that aspect right now, for example the tuner cars that are priced between 400 to 900k are 10 second cars which means they do a ¼ mile around 10 seconds. Slowing down cars to the point that the fastest cars would do around 200 would also help people who fall through the map when driving fast. We are going to do a poll and what the majority wants and I will work towards that. My aim was to make it semi realistic and fun at the same time because it is a video game at the end of the day and we all play to have fun Keep cars as they are now, no change Reduce speeds/acceleration/handling down by approx. 25% Complete overhaul, realistic handling, more chances for cars to spin out and be less controllable at high speeds etc. Keep in mind this will make a lot of cars drive the same and won’t be individually unique as they are now. IC vs. OOC Once again, people not being able to separate IC and OOC are becoming a prevalent and common issue. Obviously, every single character in the city isn't going to get along, there's conflict RP and we support it. However, you, as a role-player, need to draw the line on where that conflict ends. Just because a character shot you IC doesn't mean you should go to a private and hidden Discord room with your friend group and sit there and shit talk them. NoLimits is a community of adults, with the exception of a few children (Zod), you should all be mature about the situation. Going into a private Discord call or text channel to make fun of someone and giggle about someone because of what they did IC is childish and has no place in this community. If you've gotten to the point where you can't separate this IC and OOC conflict, you either need to take a break or quit RP. IC conflict has no place OOC and OOC conflict has no place IC. Going after someone IC due to something they did or said OOC is first off, metagaming, and second off, immature. Conflict RP is supposed to have an end goal, the majority of conflict lately has just been a bunch of bickering between groups of individuals with no end goal or objective in sight, it's just bickering to bicker and it reflects poorly on the image of the entire community. Constantly going after another character every single day of nearly every single hour is NOT okay and is borderline bullying. Constant character conflict makes people not want to get on because they know they'll just get attacked by the same group of people. This goes along with slowing down RP; slow down your RP and think of more creative ways to create conflict rather than bickering over Twitter or shooting one another, there's plenty of creative people in this community so we know you're capable. If you feel that RP is affecting you OOC, and it can happen, open a ticket and discuss it with the admin team so we can advise you on how to proceed to evade that RP or consider taking a break from RP. To touch up on relationship RP again, we, the admin team, do occasionally receive complaints about community members harassing or messaging others that they participate in relationship RP with OOC. If this happens, block the player through all avenues of communication, and if it continues, please let us know so we can take appropriate action. We have and will continue to remove community members who harass other community members or make others uncomfortable. The big takeaway with relationship RP in the city is that it is just that: roleplay. We understand that occasionally relationship RP can and will make its way out of the city, but please ensure that this is only done if both parties willingly understand and consent. Do not continue to try to take relationship RP OOC if the other party does not show interest. NoLimits isn't Tinder. If you message someone OOC and they don’t respond, take the hint. Just because someone wants to hold your hand IC does not mean they want to do it OOC. One of the big tips to ensure that IC RP does not bleed OOC is to ensure that you're playing a character different from yourselves. Many community players aren't playing characters, they're either just playing themselves or an exaggerated persona of themselves. Playing a character that's similar to you is only going to cause you to take IC conflict, things said and done to your character, OOC and make you upset. When you roleplay yourself, it's harder to comprehend that you're actually playing a character instead and that what's happening is happening to your character and not you personally. To summarize, in regard to those who are bringing OOC conflict IC and creating IC conflict because of it, stop it. Just because you dislike someone’s roleplay or dislike an individual OOC does not mean you need to create conflict with them 24/7. If you dislike someone’s roleplay, avoid them as best as possible. Bringing your OOC quarrels in-game ruins the roleplaying experience for those who see it and are around it. Just because someone said something about you OOC doesn’t mean you need to bring it IC and shoot them for it or ruin their interactions with others. Nor do you need to take conflict that occurs IC into private text channels and Discord calls and make snide remarks about other community members. Once again, being unable to separate IC and OOC RP has no place in this community and WILL result in retaliation from the admin team. Better Explanation of Roleplay vs. Ruleplay We would like to remind everyone that the concept of roleplay over ruleplay doesn’t give you the right to break server rules. There are a few things that you need to consider before intentionally breaking a rule, stuff like, What rule is being broken, with who are you breaking that rule. If a rule break can create some fun and enjoyable roleplay for both sides, then it is fine. Both sides should be having fun. Rules should not be broken just because “you want to win a scenario” To expand more I’d like to reference 1 of our old announcements about roleplay vs ruleplay. For example Fail drive: If you’re by yourself or with a friend and want to enjoy a silly ride up mount chililad in a twizzy or supercar, Go for it. But if you're running from the cops and you want to get away so you yeet your Bugatti up a mountain , yeah no.. don’t do that Rdm /VDM you want to punch your friend just cuz they have a bug on their face, want to hit your friend (with a car) that is waiting for you to pick them up? Go for it. You saw your enemy and you decided to run them over cuz your character doesn’t like them, yeah no. There are many more examples but you can get my point. Just in general have fun with your roleplay while making others have fun with it too! Please try to avoid reporting RP scenarios for other people that you weren’t involved in . Do not revenge report other players. We know when you are revenge reporting. Example: Person A reports you for something. And then you open a ticket about something person A did in RP to you 3 days ago after you get /warned or banned for something. If you didn’t have an issue with it 3 days ago, you don’t now. Warnings aren’t that big of a deal unless you get reported for the same type of RP multiple times. Warnings are just a documentation for admins to know that you were talked to about a scenario that could have been improved Discord Meta We have the rule of having a senior admin or above in all discords that relate to NLRP. Any discord for a business or gang must have a senior admin or above in. This also includes ANY PRIVATE DISCORDS that has ANY information regarding the NLRP community in it. If you have a private discord that has information relating to anything IC in a hidden room and we find out as admins, there will be consequences for this. Discords are not meant to be a meta fest. Some things that you can use NLRP related discords for include: Scheduling meetings and events with employees, groups Writing rules, regulations, SOP for the group or business Posting votes, polls, photos of members (not recipes) Phone numbers, radio frequencies Ads, announcements You must have a senior admin + in your discord with all permissions and access to every channel Post inventory or stock and prices once it is discussed in character Do not: Have full blown in character conversations “through a group chat”.. Do it IC. Set a time to meet up in character in the city… OOC convos are whatever as long as nothing IC is brought up through those. Post things that happened at a specific location or conflict. Meet up in the city to discuss this “beef” Use info found in your discord that you have not found out about in character (have a meeting to learn the info.. Not just a discord room that you saw while laying in bed irl) Do not have private discords that you claim aren’t NLRP related but have private channels hidden from most of the discord that talk about in city related things Recipes.. Do not just post photos of recipes.. Teach them in character through roleplay. Tell them what they need, do not just be like here is a photo of my screen! Misc.: Dark chat has been fixed up so the messages are not randomly jumbled anymore. Start using that a lot more when you notice the change is put in the next update. We don't care if you tell people ooc if you plan on being around or your schedule IRL. Just do not “hey are u flying in”... find out through IC means if someone is around and in the city. Not through a discord message. Text someone when you wake up. Self Transporting (To Hospitals) So we have heard from both sides of community, ems and civilians alike that some people are self transporting, which we would just like to say is completely fine in some cases, like in real life you probably wouldn't call an ambulance for the smallest thing and you might transport yourself to the hospital on your own, which again is completely fine, but there is a fine line between self transporting that makes sense and then having potential medical RP stopped (scenario) say for instance that you are just chilling with your friends and someone falls down a flight of stairs and role plays out that he has a fractured wrist, having yourself or friends transport you to the hospital is more than alright, where as on the contrary imagine you were just in a vehicle collision at 150 MPH and you are roleplaying out that you broke one leg, and both arms, that is most likely something that you would not transport yourself or have someone else help transport to pillbox, boom that is where you would call and EMS to help with that scene as they (in RP) would have the tools to treat that. Now this does not mean think about self transporting hyper realistic here as at the end of the day it is roleplay and we are all here to have fun and have fun interactions, if you want to just go that extra mile then don't self transport in a time where you think you technically could, and give the EMS that roleplay, have fun with injury RP it has the potential to be the best. Just a little PSA if you want to come into the medical field in RP but you are struggling because you don't know much about how to treat injuries, our amazing nurse Misha Davis has made a copy and paste /me guides for all injuries, if you have any interests in working in pillbox as a doctor please feel free to reach out to Misha on discord for more information DOJ / Lawyer With the re-launch of DoJ the lawyers and judges will be roleplaying out different scenarios involving paperwork. (Marriage licenses, requests for name change, divorce decrees, etc.) to add to the immersion of DoJ roleplay. If you were already 'married' before DoJ was implemented and are asked for a marriage license by someone from the courts, you can just "/me hands over necessary paperwork" We are not requiring actual physical documents. If you would like to produce these documents to add to the immersion of the roleplay that's fine too.
  6. May 28th Change Log Thanks to all the Developers who did all these changes! This has been one of our bigger change logs in a while. Many thanks to Obama, Mack and Jeff Don't forget our Community Meeting is this Sunday, May 30th at 5pm EST! It will be in discord and streamed on twitch as well. We hope everyone can make it! We have some exciting things to announce. Changes - Police, EMS, Mechanic cars should not be super expensive at LS customs anymore - Some racing changes - Some car handling tweaked - 150+ new house props thanks to Kitty - Paychecks are every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes - Honda NSX has been replaced with a lower poly RHD model - Crusade hospital blip has been removed - Tequi-lala has an upstairs bar now - Midnight lounge has a blip on the map - Rental prices of trucking lowered (Trucking will see other changes soon as well) - Some 24/7 convenient store "interact" has been moved back - SAFR has new liveries for their tahoe (coroner and pillbox staff ones) - Station 7 vending machine now works - Cars no longer automatically go back in your garage on server restart. You now must pay impound fee if your car never makes it back to the garage. (This was a QOL that we thought was necessary given people not valuing their cars. If lack of valuing cars continue (from many people), we may increase impound costs or continue warning for it.) - Emote changed for a few drugs - Vehicles now stall for a couple of seconds if you crash them at a certain speed - Jail time now decays at a rate of 15 x slower while offline. (Example: 10 minute sentence online = 150 minutes offline). This means you can play another character while in prison or log off and not have to sit in jail afk - /emsrevive now heals the player as well and stops bleeding, injuries, limping, irritation etc. - Weapon animation no longer plays when you get out of a car. (no more being able to meta if someone has a gun on them by them touching their booty) - /scenes menu is easier to navigate through now - Keybinds updated in loading screen - When swimming underwater you now get a notification when you are running out of air - /me command added whenever you craft anything (this will be monitored for meta gaming and if we as admins start to see issues with it, we will remove it on some items) - Drinking and eating certain foods now have better animations - Police Tahoe is no longer available for master troopers - Removed the run vehicle plate from the police f6 menu. - Motorcycles and Bikes no longer force a default helmet on your character - Vehicle Stations for emergency services have some changes made to them - When one bank is robbed, no other bank can be robbed for a certain time frame (we will monitor this change as well) - Criminal activity payouts have been buffed to make it more rewarding for the risk you will be taking to complete one, with the buff and bank cooldown the admins will be monitoring the RP provided at said bank jobs to make sure people are providing new and an exciting RP for all parties involved. Bug Fixes - Annis hellion trunk space now reflects the size of the vehicle - Drive thrus can now be accessed from the car by pressing "E" - Chop shop now allows you to properly chop a 2 door car without having to take 4 doors off a panto etc. - Weapons now have a weight in your inventory - Jail menu fixed for police - You no longer get released from jail by relogging after doing certain things in jail - No longer have to buy tattoos twice in order for the last one to save - Weapons script cleaned up heavily for performance - When juicing peaches, if your inventory is full it will not let you turn the peaches in the juice despite the fact that you will have space once the peaches are gone - has been fixed - When picking peaches, if you have space for one more but you pick more than one it will not accept the extra peach - has been fixed - When choosing a walk and then going back to default and crouching the custom walk no longer comes back.
  7. April 23rd Change Log Changes - Pillbox bed times have been changed. There is a 2 minute, 6 minute, 8 minute option - Respawn timer has been raised to 5 minutes when no EMS are on duty - Hospital bed check in time is now 5 minutes - BMX Bike handling has been made more fun - New item added to mining - New Hooker's logo on the Army Flatbed - The repair circle at MRPD has been moved downstairs due to cops not being able to see the extras when it is night time - There is now a police impound in Paleto bay - Pirate lockbox from Scuba Diving is now a usable item. Found out in RP how to open it. - Prison sentences are no longer broadcasted in the "chat box". They can be found at a news stand. - New "newspaper" has been added to the city. You can go up to a newspaper stand and do /paper and read the news. If you have the "reporter job" (you get this from clocking in to weazel news. Check the job guide for the commands on how to update the newspaper.) ANYONE CAUGHT DOING RULEBREAKING NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE PAPER WILL GET A WARNING/BAN. Do not troll with it. It is there for people who want to actually report news in an immersive way. - You can now change into the prison outfit at the prison inside of the shower area. - All job circles and icons have been made consistent across the board. Some jobs optimized for performance - Mechanics can no longer spawn props through their menu. - Armor added to PD circle upgrades (to be on par with civs being able to have armor) - Added a command to put players back in character creation for admins (check admin chat for it) - Casino clothing store map icon removed - 'Wig station" or barber shop added to the VU dressing room - Societies are now logged properly - /drag has been given to the nurse/doctor job at pillbox. - You can now slash car tires by doing /slash if you have the appropriate tools in your hand. - Morgue location (the press e to morgue) has been moved to hospital that you can take the elevator to (the dim hospital with no lights). - ATM robbery notifications changed - Handling Overhaul for GTA car's mainly (If any issues let Umee know) Bug Fixes - Pharmacy is now back at lower pillbox. It was accidentally moved - Lux workers can now return a vehicle in any seat in the car - even if someone else is in the car. - Vehicles can now be renamed properly in your house garage - House garages now sort alphabetically - Cruise control keybind removed from controller keybinds (making it more controller friendly). Cruise control can still be used using 'caps lock'. Controller players must use caps lock if they wish to cruise.
  8. Vigilante Roleplay Vigilante Roleplay...Intruding on roleplay scenarios that you have no involvement in. An example is if you see a cop randomly being taken hostage at legion square and you run in with a gun and save the cop from the hostage taker. It is frowned upon as you are randomly stopping someone else’s roleplay and scenario that they may have going on. Another example that we often used to see was people going to the police stations and shooting them up to “free their friends”. This has not been happening as much recently, but keep in mind that once you are in police custody, at MRPD or wherever, the RP shifts to the arresting / prison RP. If you want a chance to get out of cuffs you need to be on a prison transport bus - which was discussed at the last community meeting. One last concern community members have had in regards to vigilantism involves Civilians interrupting cops (examples: going past barriers, guns, cones. Specifically @ bank robberies. If you see cops have an entire street blocked off, go around, find another way. Don’t try to drive thru or “get a front row shot of what is going on. Go from a distance if you are really that nosey. Use your phone or binoculars. Random Weapon Play Random tasing (exclude organised events) Flailing guns around with no valuing (cops and crims) Pulling out guns for stupid stuff too fast. -> Talking shit doesn’t need to lead to guns. Drugs / Robberies Using supercars to peddle drugs on the street just to get away from the cops when they show up is a very win mentality mindset. If you are selling drugs the key is not to be noticed and to blend in with your environment so you don’t raise suspicion, using your own vehicle is fine but jumping out a Lamborghini to give packages to locals does not make sense RP wise, dress like a local, use local cars that blend in, the goal is not to get caught and for anything to come back to your character so why would you do it in your gang colors and personal supercars that will lead straight back to you, try to think about all aspects of what you are doing before you do it. Police now have the right to permanently impound your cars if you are continuously using them in your own criminal RP. If you are using the same car to sell drugs all day or rob banks and the cops take it X number of times, they will permanently keep it and crush it or auction it off back to the public. Same goes if you leave your citations unpaid for months, there will now be stricter RP consequences for people who chose to continue to do this type of criminal RP "Weird Roleplay Choices" When you hear gunshots in real life, you realistically would not run towards them. You would be running away, taking cover, and cowering from the sound (usually). Even in roleplay this is how you should be treating the sound of gunshots. We all understand that in roleplay you respawn if you "die/go down", but that is not an excuse to be curious as to what events are causing the noise. You need to fear for your life in roleplay as if you only have one. This essentially could fall under the NVL rule. Are we really going to be this nitpicky?- Probably not. But if you seem to be a rubbernecker who constantly finds themselves in the middle of things you don't belong in, you may end up with a warning for it at some point. Use scenes to leave clues. Not all clues have to be self incriminating.. Give cops something to go off of. Stop hinting at rules in character. There's no reason the phrases "you need to value your life" should be coming out of your character's mouth. Roleplay first. Report after. We as admins can deal with rulebreaks as they come up and are reported to us, it's as simple as you opening a ticket. Just because you can point out "you shouldn't have 5 people right now" doesn't mean you need to. Sometimes breaking rules are good for roleplay. If you end up not agreeing with it, that's fine just report it, but stop talking about it in character. People are seemingly so salty lately about just handling roleplay first. Impersonating cops is no longer frowned upon when it comes to getting clothes from clothing stores. However, there needs to be a roleplay purpose behind it. Don't just impersonate a cop because you feel like it one day. Have a plan, or scene set up for it. Repetition of stuff is annoying, make it fun for everyone, not just yourself. Just do not do it everyday or every other scenario. - The reason this is changing is due to the fact you can realistically just buy police clothing off of things as easy as ebay. Don't be a troll with it though, otherwise we'll just revert this back to the old way of having to get clothes from an officer. Talking while down and not focusing on injury: There is a reason your radio shuts itself off when getting downed. You turning it back on is an exploit of a mechanic, and is warnable. Don't do it. Focus on your injuries and stop making call outs when you are down. There's also no need to be making phone calls either when downed. - When with others, have them text EMS for you. If you're alone and done with the scenario that leads to you being down, then text EMS if you have a phone. - Don't just ping your friends to your location because you want a way out. If you plan on going the route of blackmarket MD, again, wait til the scenario is over to contact a friend. Anyone can do medical RP and help out with injuries. Make it easier for EMS, assist with the scenario, make it more interesting, and let them know what you did once they get there. Even if it's a simple "Oh I just help pressure on his wounds" whatever the case may be. Locals Locals should be treated as “players” downed locals..shooting locals should be valued.. They are not “just NPCs” who give you their car for free. Try to be more creative with locals. If you arrive to a scene as ems/PD you can use /me commands to locals, the player around should answer the /me command truthfully about what happened to the local.. “/me looks over local for any injuries or clues as to why they are on the ground.? The player who may be in the area can answer using like “/me the local has gun shot wound to shoulder” blah blah. Shooting locals “oh its locals - from civs” and cops just ignore.. If locals get hostile, you have reason to shoot. Self defense. You should not just recklessly around the server shooting and punching every local you see in sight. Value them. Would your character really go punch someone on the street? Would your character really steal a car? Stealing local car after local car.. Especially in pursuits is very win mentality ish. Cops are told if their car gets disabled to pull over, call a mechanic, or drive back to the station to fix their vehicle and not go back in the chase. It’s okay to steal a local car for reasons of disconnecting etc, but you can still always call a taxi, call a friend, send someone a gps to pick you up Slowing Down Slow down your RP. Not everything has to happen in one week or one month. We are trying to build stories, what’s the fun in getting a mansion or your bugatti or whatever in 1 week? Once you get it then what? The same goes for friendships / relationships.. Try to build a slow burn effect in character. Not everyday do you have to do a big grand thing, some days you can just go walk on the beach with friends, go out to lunch, go out for dinner. Just because Pearls is “not open” does not mean you can not go there and RP with a “local waiter” etc..Not everyday has to be hosting an event, or robbing a bank and shooting up people. Change it up, have fun. Doing the same thing everyday on the same character can get very draining and boring. Make new characters, have fun. Waiting for Licenses and cars / Offices* One thing I have noticed is that people want that car right now. Or expect to get a business license or office overnight, glossing over the fact that these offices need to be “Zoned/Built/Filed with the city” There is often RP behind the scenes. For example, when you come for a business license, while I could just say “Yes good good” and send you on your way, I choose to go to a lawyer, draft a contract, come back and have you sign it. The contract and deed and then provided to the Police department etc. There is no need to rush each step of your RP. Relaxing and letting things progress slowly will extend the life of your current “RP Project”. Police interaction: As a cop there are occasions where people are eager to be booked ASAP. or wrap up their interactions with the Police and get back to their “ Real RP”. There is so much to be given from both sides through investigations, interrogations, or simple back and forth interactions from a crime or incident. Using tasing as a first-line reaction in order to restrain and individual can also constitute as rushing the interaction. There is plenty of interaction to be had from a prolonged non-threatening chase. Use Calendar for events on website IC vs OOC PLEASE Don’t play yourself as a character. You might think it’s a good idea because you know what you as a person would do in any situation that you might face but it’s not a good idea. You can easily get offended for something that was directed to your character and only to your character. Roleplaying a character that isn’t yourself allows for more imagination and fun / immersive roleplay for example having that character in a different voice rather than your real voice. It will keep yourself and everyone around you immersed and will be even harder for you to break character ( obviously not everyone can do voices which is perfectly fine I was just giving an example of what you could do ) Also, Don’t think “how YOU would react in different situations but rather think how would your character react in that situation whatever the situation might be, getting robbed,kidnapped ,trash talked etc” Depending on the character story, different characters will respond differently to conflict. Which brings me to my next point. The difference between IC conflict and ooc bullying. It’s perfectly okay for characters to not like each other and hate each other. Not everyone is going to get along with everyone, BUT you need to draw a line where things will end. That doesn’t mean your characters “hatred” for each other should end. But the constant back and forth needs to have an end goal / come to an end. Constantly going after someone everyday just because your character has conflict with them isn’t okay and is borderline bullying. It makes some people not want to get on the server because they know they’ll get attacked by the same person /group of people over and over which isn’t okay. If you ever feel like an rp scenario is getting to you ooc and that you can’t roleplay it out please feel free to open a ticket and discuss it with the staff team, we would be more than happy to help you out / give advise. With relationship roleplay, we as admins get occasional tickets from community members about people harassing or messaging each other on discord based on roleplay that has happened in our server. We mainly advise players to block the person, and if it continues to let us know and we can take appropriate action. (We have banned players in the past for harassing others ooc and saying very explicit stuff that was non consensual). The big takeaway with having a relationship in the city is realizing that it is In roleplay. It is your character. Your character, is not you. Just because someone wants to hold your hand and touch your thigh in the server, does not mean they want to do that with you outside of the city. - If you choose to do so outside of the server as well, that is your prerogative. Just keep in mind, there are people that do not want to take that outside of roleplay. - We as admins aren’t telling you to not be friends ooc, but if you message someone for the first time on discord, and they ignore you, take the hints. Some people may not be looking for out of character friends or a relationship outside of the city. It does not invite you to message them on discord and trying to get that “ooc”. Becoming friends with others ooc because you roleplay with them is bound to happen, a lot of people RP with their close ooc friends. A lot of people also meet brand new people in RP, and just because you meet in RP does not mean you have to talk ooc or be friends or continue that relationship outside of rp. We as admins want to just remind everyone that we are roleplaying as characters. What happens in roleplay is happening to our character. Not us. Roleplay vs Ruleplay We have noticed that some people think that roleplay over ruleplay gives them the right to break server rules which isn’t the case. People need to pick their fight like who they break the rule with and what rule specifically is being broken. If a rule break can create some fun and enjoyable roleplay for both sides, then it is fine. Both sides should have fun. Rules should not be broken just because “you want to win” I would also like to add that. Not everything should be reported. This isn’t me telling you to not report stuff to us. But there are some reports that shouldn’t be reported but instead roleplayed out IC I.E 1) cops “Powergaming fines / time in jail” Corrupt cops are allowed on the server. If you run into 1 and you want him / her to suffer consequences for their actions, go to their supervisor IC and let them know. Corrupt / snitch RP in general isn’t bad and can create some good conflict RP in the long run, Also there are a lot of RP scenarios that could be roleplayed out and be enjoyable to get justice for your character IC rather than insta reporting someone for something that you didn’t like. Also please try to avoid reporting RP scenarios for other people that you weren’t involved in . If they don’t report it, most likely means that they enjoyed / didn’t mind the RP scenario and preferred to Rp it out. To expand more I’d like to reference 1 of our announcements about roleplay vs ruleplay. For example Fail drive: If you’re by yourself or with a friend and want to enjoy a silly ride up mount chililad in a twizzy, Go for it. But if you're running from the cops and you want to get away so you yeet your bugatti up a mountain , yeah no.. Friendly hostage: You thought of a funny / enjoyable scenario for a bank robbery for both robbers and cops and you want the hostage to be in on it. Go for it, Tryna get as much money as possible from chain robbing banks and using your friends as fake hostages. Yeah no that’s nvl Rdm /VDM you want to punch your friend just cuz they have a bug on their face, want to run your friend over that is waiting for you to pick them up? Go for it. You saw your enemy and you decide to run them over cuz your character doesn’t like them, yeah no. There are many more examples but you can get my point. Just in general have fun with your roleplay while making +others have fun with it too! DOJ / Lawyer DOJ is being built by the ground up; need people to build. Lawyer apps are open. You can fill one out on the website. Once you do so you will get instructions on how to continue. Go into the RP that comes with being a lawyer, and all the RP avenues that open when there is a DOJ.
  9. Matt

    Community Meeting

    The start time will be: 4pm PST / 6pm CST / 7pm EST / 12am GMT This is being put on calendar to prevent events from being planned during this time, as the server will be down during this time. Keep an eye out in discord announcements for more information! Hope to see everyone there.
  10. January 28th Change Log Keep in mind we have our admin application open which can be found under the "Applications" tab on this website! - Apply by Tuesday 2/2 if you want it to be responded to in this wave. Our Member Representative Term ends on 2/5/21, we will post a sign up for that as we grow closer to that date. Exploiting... We really should not even have to be worrying about this... especially from whitelisted members. If you are caught abusing anything for your own personal gain (or do not report it to admins in a ticket) you will be banned - not warned. It is in our rules, and you guys agreed to those rules when applying and getting accepted. DOJ Apps are open on the website as well. If you would like to become a lawyer, please DM Mack (Senior Admin) on discord to set up all that. The DOJ apps are for those who want to be a Judge currently. Changes - Loading screen has been updated - There are now multiple fishing sell spots around the map. - /sellfish is the command to sell fish at the fish markets on the map. - When you hold "F" when exiting a vehicle, the door will remain open, and the car will stay running. - New drug effects for all drugs - When sent to jail, your phone is "taken by the guards" but when released "your phone is given back" - Scuba diving has been completely redone. You must 'clock in' at the spot and go diving in a dedicated area that will be marked on the map. Only the area on the map has search spots. - You can not search the same scuba spot unlimited times, but spots are closer together now - Scuba gear has an animation and time to put on now. Scuba gear lasts 25 minutes now as well. -Trucking job has been completely redone. We have a fully custom trucking job that was made by Al. It uses a "rank up system" where the more you do it, the more XP you get, the better routes/trailers you unlock. You get paid a flat rate based on the distance of your total route. You get paid at the end. - Weazel news job is back in the city. You can clock in on the map. There is a weazel news rental for a news van as well /bmic - brings out boom mic /mic - brings up a regular mic /cam - brings up a camera and it will tell you on screen how to use camera /news - send out a news alert in the city in the command box (like an advert - do not abuse) - There are new mixed drinks that can be made at the bars across Los Santos. It is available for everyone. Mainly bartenders should be using the circles in the establishments that they are at You can create the mixed drinks in the menu at the bars. - The stores at the bars have been moved to the back corners so only the person behind the bar can access them. - The self check in at pillbox has been moved to the "main room" and there are 4 beds that you can randomly be placed into (prevents cuddling - but it may still happen). - There is a new Nurse / Doctor job for Pillbox staff to continue their RP without having to worry about EMS being online. Pillbox employees can now not worry about "counting for the ems counter". These jobs have the ability to: 1) Put players in beds 2) Send players to morgue 3) /emsrevive and 4) /hospitalrelease. For more clarification on these commands talk to fellow SAFR employees / Pillbox employees on your protocols. - The /respawn location is now inside the old self-check in room. You will respawn inside upper pillbox in that room in Ward D. - There are 275 new furniture items for housing - VPD has been removed. - VPD still has vehicle spawner, deleter, and repair circle - New MRPD has been added. This is designed to be the main police station again. (We are going to monitor this new interior in the main server for performance reason. It was fine in the development server - It is subject to be removed if there are major issues) - Pillbox has gotten upgrades in terms of parking spots. There is a vehicle fixer inside the employee parking garage in the back. (We are going to monitor this new interior in the main server for performance reason. It was fine in the development server - It is subject to be removed if there are major issues) - Dynasty 8 now has office based properties. Keep an eye out in #business-ads for IC explanations about it etc. Bugs - Getting put into a car while dead and "seeing grey" still has been fixed. You should not be able to walk around while dead after being put in and out of a vehicle. - Spelling of "Baller" fixed in vehicle rental menu - Dodge Demon dirt issues fixed - Porsche 918 dirt issues fixed - BMW M4 dirt issues fixed - Cop explorer handling has been changed - Camaro Exorcist handling has been changed - Porsche Panamera no longer crumbles like paper. - Porsche Panamera textures have been fixed. No more black and red Porsche Logos. - Donator Lexus LFA has a newer and nicer model and has been replaced. As always: If you have any bugs, please report them in #bugs in discord. If it is a major bug that is game breaking, open a ticket in the #help-channel-tickets!
  11. January 5th Change Log The casino is subject to removal/changes depending on how it impacts the main server and if there are exploits that have been overlooked. We heavily tested it but you never know. For the GRAND OPENING of the Casino (casino is not player owned - it is a public place), it is going to have a max limit of players in it. There will be PD outside keep track of how many are inside. We are not going to have 50 people run into the casino in 10 minutes. Listen to the cop outside please. If you have ANY bugs/exploits found you are required per rules to tell us. If you withhold a gamebreaking exploit from devs/admins you will be warned or banned depending on the severity. We heavily enforce that rule. Changes - Major changes to PDM. You can only purchase cars under $100,000 there now and donor vehicles. - New furniture to the housing menu - MRPD and Pillbox now have helicopter spawners for EMS and PD. You must be trained with a supervisor to use these. Speak with department leaders. - New player list that will fit up to 100 players - Some items moved around in shops - Snowmobiles are now retired from the server - City hardware store was moved to Davis Mega Mall (was requested) - LS customs now is not as picky with forcing you to "fix your car" before using it. It now checks your engine health to see if it is below a specific threshold before making you pay for repairs. - Many job payouts have been altered - Mining has been reworked to have a new step on the map while doing it - You can now do /mi to see all your warnings/kicks on your record. - You now must do /bank and /atm to access a bank or an atm. - Police can now use the pillbox roof teleporter - Issues with reviving and checking yourself in at all different hospitals has been fixed. - Snow is now permanently removed from server restarts. - Scenes now automatically delete after 4 hours to save server resources. - Respawn and being carried bug has been fixed. - Golf is now back! You must do /startgolf at the little circle hut by the "rental" at the golf course. You can then do /stopgolf to stop golfing. - Changes to loading screen music - Peaches are now fully functional again - Casino interior and blackjack are in the city. /playbj is the command to start the game. You buy chips at the cashier. Each chip weighs the minimum of .1 lbs. You can hold 550 chips max with empty inventory and bag. Each chip is worth $25. The controls will show on your screen while playing. You sell the chips you win at the same spot. While gambling, you can gain more chips that your inventory can hold, that is fine. You can not drop chips. - THE CASINO IS A GREENZONE. ABSOLUTELY NO GUNPLAY, NO ROBBING, NO DRUG PEDDLING If caught doing any of that inside the casino / penthouse you will be warned. This may be changed in the future, but with the casino being new, and the hype it will cause, we are limiting this RP from occurring in this area as admins. - Midnight lounge has a custom texture now - Pawn shop is only opened during specific times during the day now. - Weather syncing issue is now fixed. You will now see rain/thunder properly. - Handling to some cars have been altered - Dirt textures on a6, chiron, some cop cars, i8 LW, 20 silverado, and raptor have been fixed to not be so ugly and dirty As always: If you have any bugs, please report them in #bugs in discord. If it is a major bug that is game breaking, open a ticket in the #help-channel-tickets!
  12. December 4th Change Log Hello everyone! Just a reminder that we are having a community meeting tomorrow (12/5/2020) as well! The meeting will be at 6pm CST in discord. The server will be down during the meeting. Changes - Snowballs can now be picked up with 'g' and thrown. They do not do any damage - All items can be dropped again - we have a new way to find out if people are throwing a bunch of items on the ground to min/max profit gains. Dropping an item is fine, if you have a reason in RP. Dropping to make more money at jobs is not allowed. - Items now show how much they weigh in your inventory. - New winter-themed wallpaper on your phone - Bean machine now has a functioning society - Respawn timer is now 15 minutes with ems on duty. Call them and RP out your injuries properly. They play a pivotal role in the community, utilize them. - Coordinates for stores have been cleaned up performance wise - Comedy club interior removed -Legion restaurant removed - New bar added at legion square - City hall in paleto removed - You pay your citations in the city a the courthouse now - Mirror park garage is now in the city. (All the cars transferred, you won't have to pay a fee if you had it at Mirror park) - Mirror park house robberies removed. - New robberies added around the map. (We plan on introducing more houses to be robbed, but more have been added today than removed. - we are working out a system with real estate and house robberies still, so bare with us!) - ALL PAYCHECKS ARE $150 MORE. This is a "Tax Return" essentially. For all the citizens of SA being good citizens and paying taxes. We will lower the checks again back to their normal state in 2 months or so. - More items added to furniture list (you can now have a stripper pole) - Wine sell spot has been moved to a better location (you can sell grapes there, grape juices, and wine) - Bug with carrying has been fixed. You can no longer us radio while carrying a player (Carrying and using radio allowed for running) - Fixing vehicles at LS customs will not work if two Jebs employees are on duty. (This is not finalized, but put in place for now, we will monitor how this change is and look at feedback) - All societies for food places now give 100% of the item sold. (Original was 85% - restaurant societies will make more money now) As always: If you have any bugs, please report them in #bugs in discord. If it is a major bug that is game breaking, open a ticket in the #help-channel-tickets!
  13. November 20th Change Log Hello everyone hope you are all doing well! First of all let me say thank you for your continued support! We have been working really hard with our small development team and pushing through with a lot of highly anticipated stuff which we hope you guys will enjoy. Alongside bringing you guys new content we have been working on improving and optimizing the server to make it as smooth and enjoyable experience for all, we hope you guys like it! Changes - CUSTOM HOUSING. We are going to do this in character as much as possible. It is going to be ran by Matt and Al at the beginning. They will conduct interviews IN CHARACTER in the server. Do not message us regarding housing or getting a job/buying a house on discord. Each house can have a different interior and you can buy your own furniture and place it. You can give keys to others, invite people in, knock on doors etc. They have inventories and wardrobes that can be placed anywhere. Some houses may have a garage. You can ONLY buy houses through a real estate agent. Today and tomorrow (11/21/2020) Matt and Al are going to RP out setting up the business in character and getting licensing and establishing it. We are not selling houses right off the bat. Pay attention to twitter and adverts in game as well as on the in-character rooms on discord! - Some house robberies have been removed to make rooms for custom housing. - The percentages for some illegal items from house robberies have been increased slightly to compromise for the above. - Custom clothing and hair have been redone. You will join the city with wacky clothing options probably. Please go to a clothing store and barber shop and look at some of the new stuff added! - Decals added to clothing store. - Paleto PD service circle moved and added a vehicle delete. - /help removed from loading screen. - Law office renamed to Dynasty 8 for housing office. Car Changes - Some textures lowered on some cars. - Some handling lines changed. As always: If you have any bugs, please report them in #bugs in discord. If it is a major bug that is game breaking, open a ticket in the #help-channel-tickets!
  14. November 7th Change Log We have been working on optimizing the server and making it more smooth. While we were testing on the dev server our fps have increased by 10-15. We are still going to continue working on smoothing out scripts throughout the week and finishing up on the last few car textures that are problematic. Reminder that you can make suggestions on the website right here. (They will get looked at eventually once we finish the current tasks - they are never unnoticed.) Changes - Jeb's map updated - New loading screen and music - Blackmarket has been removed. The items are still in the city elsewhere. (No longer a 'hidden blackmarket') - vMenu has been removed. Admins know of the new commands. - Rockstar editor is available for everyone. /rse ['start' or 'stop' or 'edit] - A lot of doorlocks have been removed for performance - Laundry no longer reduces sentence by 2 minutes. It is the same as other prison jobs now - There is a new craftable item that used to be at the blackmarket. - Mouths should now move when you talk - Penal codes and citations have been changed for PD. There are a few new citations. - You can now fire people at societies and promote people when they are offline Car Changes - A lot of cars have been lowered on textures to help combat texture loss - Almost every single car has had their handling altered in some way. Some are better, some are worse. If you have questions, problems or concerns DM @Umee As always: If you have any bugs, please report them in #bugs in discord. If it is a major bug that is game breaking, open a ticket in the #help-channel-tickets!
  15. October 10th Change Log We have been working on getting rid of a few useless things in the city as well as things that have been causing some performance issues. Our plan is to iron out all the texture issues that we may have (which may hopefully fix the man face issue, as well as the tokovoip issue) and then we plan on maybe increase server size once this is done and fully tested. Reminder that you can make suggestions on the website right here. Changes - The old black market interior from months ago has been removed - Police speedo inventory fixed - More food has been added to Burgershot - Vehicle rental at cemetary has been removed - The Rehab interior was removed because it was causing performance issues, blip has also been removed - There are a few "roof top pools" in the city that now have a teleport so you can access them. These are great spots to go hang out on a roof with friends. You go up to a door and it will say Press E to go to roof, there is then one on the roof that says Press E to go to ground. - There is a new pawn shop in Paleto - A female hair has been added to the whitelist for the wheel - Some changes to racing have been made - You can now craft a new repair kit. Won't give out too much info with that - The old law office was removed and a new one was put in that is already a gta interior in the city. - There is a new motel in the city - The tutorial has been removed, it was useless and out of date - The no trespassing signs at dock were removed, we are reducing amount of resources in the city and this was its own. - Racing has been altered a bit to have more visuals - Police, EMS and Mechanics can now go OFF DUTY without reporting to admins. PD: lockerooms, EMS: Pillbox lockeroom (we just realized we need to move this due to garages for ambulances) Mechanics: Somewhere in Jeb's interior. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CLOCK OUT WHEN YOU ARE GOING OFF DUTY FOR THESE JOBS. You can stay on the character and "be civ", but CLOCK out first. Some server stuff requires "cops on duty" or "ems on duty" - Motel inventories should work now. Al figured out the issue that was causing them to break and has fixed. If you store multiple weapons in your motel, you should be fine, ammo does not stack on them and will remain independent in the motel inventory. - Loading screen updated - You can now use a bag of weed to get the raw cannabis back. Car Changes - McLaren 720s no longer rolls, top speed buffed - Aston Martin Vanquish no longer spins off line and corners - Porsche 918 no longer flips when taking sharp turns - Lambo urus body roll fixed and wheel spin fixed - 911 turbo s improved handling - Bentley cont. super sport speed buffed and turning fixed - Sultan RS buffed - Zentorno now RWD and handling fixed - BF raptor brakes and handling fixed - Supra handling fixed - Audi r8 brakes better - Omnis reduced speed, but improved handling -Infiniti G35 handling buffed - Honda s2000 handling buffed - Jeep SRT no longer a boat - BMW m4 handling improved, top speed lowered a bit - Rolls Royce Wraith no longer spins off line and better turning - Acura NSX better grip and handling - Dubsta 6x6 turning fixed - Silver s15 sound changed and wheel spin fixed. Bug Fixes - Explosions at Pearls should stop - Repair kit timers have been fixed to 45 seconds instead of 60. - LS customs now has a 15 second repair time when you press E. - Robbery truck timeouts fixed - Two errors with drug script have been fixed, they were just minor, had no impact, but are gone now As always: If you have any bugs, please report them in #bugs in discord. If it is a major bug that is game breaking, open a ticket in the #help-channel-tickets!
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