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borhoi last won the day on September 3 2019

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    Haruki Matsuno
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  1. borhoi

    There’s no reason this shouldn’t be implemented. The game’s setting has palm trees and beaches. The climate is clearly meant to Mirror Los Angeles. Even if it’s been said that the weather on the server isn’t currently meant to be in sync with LA, I think it should be made so. Big big big +1.
  2. borhoi

    This is ridiculous. Let's take everything said in the OP and take it to its absolute extreme. No one has an issue if someone wants to run a car dealership. In fact, that's preferable to what this post is originally complaining about. There should be more car dealerships. Also, like real life, people should take advantage of FB marketplace and the for sale section on the forums for flipping purposes if they must do it. Beats seeing the /ad in game every twenty minutes, I'll say that much. And I think that it's fairly obvious that a lot of the RP that comes from the people "flipping for profit" is minimal and uninteresting.
  3. borhoi

    Username: Matsuno Comment: Quality is something that Ashley Hendricks has shown no concern for. It's a cash-grab. Plain and simple. Pay an inflated entry fee for nothing special whatsoever, then enjoy an understaffed bar, bad music, and genuinely incompetent management. The arrogance and blatant disregard Hendricks shows to her patrons by overcharging so egregiously is sickening in and of itself. AURA is the equivalent of dangling keys in front of a baby to occupy their attention for a few moments, but even the baby will be distracted by something better quite quickly in this situation. AURA is fizzling out, and the city is better off for it.
  4. borhoi

    Cool interacting with you guys earlier today outside Tahitian. Good looks, take it far!
  5. borhoi

    This is not a way to sort this problem. GOV doesn't need to be handling "special permits" for nightclubs. Garden and Velvet would still be visited if their ownership had chosen to keep them running. I've ran multiple nightclubs, bars, lounges, and other businesses successfully as long as I've been on this server. The playerbase is large enough to accommodate more than one business being open at a time. Marketing, building rapport, and providing a superior product by investing effort into what you are doing is the means by which success can be achieved. Artificial, unrealistic, and forced "solutions" will do nothing to combat this non-problem. If people stopped opening nightclubs every other week, then the market would be less saturated. It's that simple. There are clubs that have opened pretty consistently since their inception. Far as bringing bars or lounges into this discussion? No. It's nightlife as well, but it's a different business model. By running a lounge I am providing a more social, less hyperactive experience for those who wish to RP at my venue. The pure and simple fact of the matter is this: Of course one club per night opens. Hell, let it be two. See who pulls the better crowd. A superior product - over time - will win out. It takes creativity and commitment to a concept. That's all.
  6. borhoi

    We don't disagree on anything you said here. My gripe is with the scripts currently in place and I've pointed out that other things should be more heavily researched and added in the future. I'm not advocating for an end to criminal RP. If there's an issue with non-criminal role players failing to see things from the perspective of criminal role players I'd contest that the inverse is absolutely positively true as well. It's nigh but impossible to run a business without almost constant harassment and threats from criminal groups. As stated in my original post: I work in the security industry. Your run of the mill bar or club does not face Goodfellas style extortion attempts in 2019. Nor do they risk being murdered for throwing out Nazis or troublemakers. I worked a high end French restaurant in Vinewood of all places and was killed for throwing out a group of young hispanic gang members. This has happened at a variety of spots. Being assaulted and even PK'd over silly things that shouldn't have happened in the first place. This is the criminal RP the majority of civilians see. If you're portraying your faction correctly and not doing these types of things because you're bored, more power to you. This post is obviously not directed at you. I'm pointing out the things we have in place that are already unrealistic. I'm pointing out the fact that there is a disproportionate amount of criminals compared to civilians. That leads, by its very nature, to near constant annoyance and harassment from criminals that simply would not happen in real life. There's a line to be drawn between criminals having their fun and civilians being able to run their businesses and enjoy their RP in a realistic way. There's nothing misleading about my original post whatsoever. If you haven't encountered the things I've pointed out then I don't know what to tell you because it's wildly common. I agree with most of your points. Nothing you said goes against anything I pointed out in the original post. As I said, if you're role playing your character and your faction realistically, that's fantastic. A large portion of illegal role players are most certainly not.
  7. borhoi

    I'm going to start this off by quoting my response to a suggestion thread asking for more avenues by which criminal role players can scriptly make money. The post pretty much encapsulates what I want to have a discussion about here. I know my viewpoint won't be popular because the - in my experience - near majority of players in this community engage in criminal role play. But here are the key talking points: - There is a disproportionate and unrealistic percentage of criminal role players compared to civilians. Civilians not counting cops as well. I'm talking about actual law abiding citizens participating in strictly legal role play. Regular people. - The scripted things criminals can do already are unrealistic and wildly simpler than the real life planning and execution that would go into such acts. This is especially true considering we're using lock picks to break into cars in 2019 and hotwiring cars in 2019. The fact that the script allows this at all is already extremely generous to illegal role players as cars - modern cars - are not able to be stolen like cars of old. - The idea that illegal role players need these already flagrantly unrealistic scripts that are already heavily stacked in their favor enhanced more in their favor for some reason is absurd. - There should be a focus on researching modern crime and implementing (where needed) script mechanisms to role play these things instead of idly staying with the current lockpick car - > hotwire car - > chop car ritual. Modern crimes that could be implemented script wise are above all: a more robust and rehauled drug system. The drug trade is rampant in 2019. We should be focusing on making the script enhance drug RP. People need to be willing to RP addicts, not just pushers. Credit card skimming and identity theft could also be implemented. Digital crime is huge. I don't have the answers there. But I'm sure our devs and staff could make something great. Thoughts, opinion, hatemail, all appreciated. We need to talk about crim RP as a community.
  8. borhoi

    I'd love to see an actual black community portrayed properly. I grew up in a black neighborhood with heavy gang activity and the thing that doesn't get portrayed on the server that is paramount to any gang area or low income community is the older folks or those who simply aren't involved in the block's set. This is important because these community leaders do have an effect on gang members. They, in my experience, are not scared to scold them when they've done something wrong and are highly respected and treated well by the young people in the community. Their opinions matter, even to the kids who bang. A lot of the time these folks will provide something of a moral compass - heeded or not - and try to resolve disputes between gang members in their neighborhood. These are the parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles and in the "politics" of the ghetto they are just as important as the gang members. If this is what OP is going for I'd love to contribute in any way I can. My discord is borhoi#3035 and I'm always free to shed some real life experience for these things! 🙂
  9. borhoi

    Started the Libertarian Party the other day and I’m excited that I’ve already received some IC interest for people to get involved. Even if elections and so on don’t come soon, there’s no reason we can’t have functioning parties being represented for when/if that time comes. Seeing how it seems the players involved are taking the time to put out realistic party platforms with positions on issues that are politically relevant to what’s actually happening in-game, I’m excited to see where this goes. Shameless plug: if anyone wants to help with the formation and administration of the libertarian party slide in my DMs bby.
  10. borhoi

    Can confirm. Just set it up yesterday myself edit: libertarian party that is
  11. Japanese Whisky of the Month From here forward, we at Harmony Lounge will be presenting our Japanese Whisky of the Month. In these profiles, we will explore the taste, the production, and the history of a new bottle monthly. For our innagural entry, we thought what better to start with than Japan's oldest commercial whisky, Yamazaki? Today we'll be taking a look at Yamazaki's 18 year old Single Malt. History Yamazaki's distillery is located in Shimamoto, a city in the Osaka Prefecture. This places it in Kansai region of Honshu - Japan's biggest island. In 1923 the distillery was opened, making it the first commercial distillery in Japan. Throughout its history, Yamazaki has produced quality whisky on par with other traditional whisky producing regions around the world. This week's bottle in particular, the Yamazaki 18, won six consecutive double gold medals at the San Francisco Spirits Competition. The whisky has become so beloved around the world, that while you could have found a bottle for $130 in the US a few years back, today it is nearly impossible to find a bottle for less than $500! Production Like any single malt, the Yamazaki 18 is produced at one distillery. The 18 year old whisky is aged in separate barrels. 80% comes from Spanish ex-sherry oak, 10% from both new and ex-bourbon American oak, and 10% from Mizunara oak.The rare Mizunara oak adds a distinct and unique incense-like aroma to the whisky. Taste The Yamazaki 18 is renowned for its rich and bittersweet taste. The nose profile consists of flavors reminiscent of truffles, thick bitter marmalade and resin as well as potpourri and heavy Oloroso sherry. On the palate, the Yamazaki 18 presents flavors of heather roots, cigar leaves, honey, toffee apples, plum wine and black pepper. It leaves a fruity aftertaste quite like marmalade. Conclusion With a history as rich and renowned as its taste, it is easy to see why many single malt enthusiasts consider the Yamazaki 18 to be perfect. With its accolades and high demand, Japanese and other whisky lovers around the world have truly fallen in love with this fine bottle. Come try a glass of the Yamazaki 18 at Harmony Lounge today!
  12. A New Chapter Ryan D Price When one chapter ends, another begins. I've always been a big believer in continuous improvement. Regardless of how old you are, or how much experience you have in your industry, there's always more to learn and experience. Being unable or unwilling to admit to mistakes and use them to grow is the mark of actual failure. This being said, mistakes were made in the final weeks of Saints News' existence as an outlet. Some by others, some by myself. No one person is to blame when something falls apart, and what comes next is much more important anyway. I've spent the past fifteen years of my life in this industry, but that doesn't make me any more fit by default than anyone else to do my job. It's an odd thing to say, but it's true. Journalism, at its core, is about bringing attention to things the public needs to know about or should know about. It's about engaging your audience with information they wouldn't get elsewhere. A lot of the time, a journalist is simply a mouthpiece for more interesting people. So what better way to engage readers than bringing them content directly from the mouths of those more interesting people? That's one thing I intend to do with ForumLS. Through pieces written directly by those in Los Santos with things to say, and interviews with experts on a variety of subjects, ForumLS aims to be an outlet free from journalistic bias and agenda-pushing. Real stories from real people. Our focus will be on quality - not quantity. We will cover important events affecting the city while simultaneously working with the people to bring thought-provoking subjects to the limelight. All of this being said, ForumLS is looking for those interesting people I talked about earlier. Whether you're a writer with years of experience, a normal citizen with a story that should be heard, or an expert in your field with insight to share, we want to hear from you. ForumLS is privately bankrolled and not-for-profit. Our entire focus is on bringing quality, engaging content to Los Santos that will spur discourse and promote understanding. To get what you have to say heard, or inquire about employment, contact me at [email protected] (( forum PM )), on FaceBrowser, or at 205 7937. In the meantime, stay tuned for more. Ryan D Price ForumLS
  13. borhoi

    Congrats to everyone! Especially my homies Spawn and Bjork. Both of you work hard and deserve it. 🙂
  14. Yup. Same. Long long ago.
  15. I wasn't making a point based on how many drugs I've done. Also, yeah that definitely came off as an epeen thing. You had no reason to insert that considering you know nothing about me as a human being and I know nothing about you. A) You have no way of knowing if you've done more drugs than me. B) It's irrelevant to the point I am making. It's not lending you credibility for your argument of adding scripts to make it "fun" for a heavy role play server. I was making a point based on having knowledge of use and addiction which, according to your post above, you should also know all about. I was making a point on how it can work into a character's story. You shouldn't be looking for OOC gratification to want to RP something. This is an endemic problem with role play in this community. "Your car doesn't seem realistic for the character you're trying to portray" "Haha yeah but it's really fun to drive bro." It's the exact same concept. Make a character. Give them a rich and fleshed out backstory. Play the role. If they're a boring corporate suit like one of my characters, drive an appropriate car. If they're poor, work an appropriate job and role play the money your character would actually have - not what's scriptly sitting in their bank account. If your character would use drugs, use drugs. You shouldn't need incentive to procure and use them. You can role-play their effects just fine if you've done all the drugs like you say. If you don't get it, you're not going to so I'm finished bickering here.