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Keane

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Keane last won the day on November 30

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  1. Keane

    Sorry for locking it again so soon after my last message but I think it's best if we give LSPD leadership a chance to respond to what's been said. I unlocked it a little too early. It will be unlocked as soon as a representative of the LSPD is able to respond to everything that has been said so far.
  2. Keane

    The thread has been unlocked. One important thing to remember is that this thread is here to give LSPD leadership feedback on how they can improve the faction. Feedback, when given in a constructive way, should not be met with over-the-top defensive responses. If you fail to see any value in the feedback being given in this thread, you are part of why members of the community feel that there is issues within the faction. While there are many examples of poor roleplay around people that break IC laws, it does not mean that every player in an illegal faction that posts here is also someone that frequently breaks the rules. There was some good feedback but it was unfortunately derailed by people who were not open to said feedback. Similar advice can be given to those outside the LSPD replying here. The faction isn't entirely made up of robocop self-inserts that speak like they got off the plane from London five minutes ago. There is a lot of good roleplayers in the faction. It's just the nature of a law enforcement faction that you usually see them when they are there to bring consequences down on your character. It's easy to get frustrated when an enjoyable roleplay scene is cut short by a police response. Many LSPD faction members are still learning. Just like learning how to roleplay in a particular illegal faction, it takes time to learn how to roleplay a law enforcement officer well. A lot of the LSPD members you interact with have only been in the faction for a month or two. On top of learning all the IC and OOC faction regulations, the person has to learn about American law, IC laws, and how to portray an American cop at the same time. It's easy to identify weak roleplayers in an illegal faction because they're much smaller. This makes it easier for the faction leaders to teach them. In a faction as big as the LSPD, it can be more difficult for the people at the top to see who the bad roleplayers are. If you have a negative experience with specific faction members, report them privately to LSPD leadership. This will help them identify the weaker roleplayers and help them improve in the same way the leadership of an illegal faction helps their members improve their roleplay. Everyone here has to remember that on the forums, we're not cops and robbers. We're all community members that want an enjoyable experience when we log in. Henning hit the nail on the head in his last post. As long as both sides see it as "Us vs Them", then we'll never see any improvements. We can't assume that the majority of people that do a particular roleplay are terrible because of a few bad apples.
  3. Keane

    For the current rules, the ammunation was added to protect someone purchasing guns in a store since they were in a menu. Robbing a gun store will likely result in being shot in real life due to the fact that the person behind the counter is always armed. Not every store is owned though so that's a secondary reason for the ammunation to be added to that list. The rule itself is to make up for the fact that it's impossible to properly simulate the security presence that certain areas have. A bank would have a lot more security than a gun store so robbing someone in the immediate area of a bank wouldn't be allowed, but outside of a gun store would be. I'll be sure to add some clarification to the rules update due this month to make sure this is clearer.
  4. Keane

    Tactics like these should never happen, in my opinion. Police should be coming out on top in most situations but they should be using tactics that are actually used by American police. Bringing police tactics from Britain or anywhere else outside of the US is just going to bring the quality of the faction down. I don't see why someone on a motorcycle should be rammed off unless it's being used as a form of lethal force where the lethal force is justified. An example someone fleeing from the scene of a shooting on a motorcycle. At that point, lethal force is justified and legal. I could say the same for some of the PITs being performed at high speeds. Beanbag usage is a whole other issue. In my opinion they are used way too much. The only way I've seen beanbags used by American police is for situations where there is someone armed with a knife or other dangerous object. The LAPD use of force videos they have been releasing is a great place to see how they are used in a US law enforcement environment. I have yet to see any examples of beanbag shotguns being used on motorcycle riders or people running away on foot but feel free to give me examples of this if I'm wrong.
  5. Keane

    Move on from the topic. I don't think having pages and pages of people arguing about where cops should be from will help LSPD leadership improve the faction.
  6. Keane

    I think we've established that anyone moving to Los Santos from somewhere outside of America to get a job in law enforcement isn't exactly the most realistic route. Let's keep this topic for what it's here for rather than arguing the same point over and over.
  7. Instead of giving additional opinions, people decided to be silly. I'll be locking this as it has been resolved.
  8. I'll leave it open for a little bit to see if we can get some other opinions. There's people still trying to post at the moment.
  9. A full rule to regulate what ads will be allowed will be included with the new rules. Here's the first paragraph: The advertisement system is there to assist in the creation of roleplay, and assist in the trade of assets and services. Illegal advertisements are not allowed even if the intent behind them is hidden or attempted to be hidden IC. Players are expected to use other IC methods to distribute illegal items or services. This includes illegal gambling and card games of any kind. Escort services would fall under the second sentence, where hiding the intent of the illegal activity is still against our rules. The idea is to push players into making IC connections through roleplay rather than just using the advertisement system. Escorting is something that is legal but since we're on a roleplay server, the majority of escorts are just using it as an IC cover for prostitution. An idea that I had was to allow escorting companies that are registered to advertise through /cad, but to disallow individuals from advertising escort services. If people go through the effort to register a company and run one, they'll get the advantage of being able to advertise the company. From that point on, it will be up to law enforcement to investigate if a company is operating legally or not. We'll most likely be disallowing "looking for x" advertisements in-game too. With that, people looking for escorts won't be allowed to make those kinds of ads.
  10. Hey everyone, November was a busy month for the staff team, in particular towards the end. Between the increase in average players online, staff members being busy with real life and even more staff members being involved with large projects internally, we have certainly struggled. We have been making a lot of changes internally to help split the workload and do more with less. Part of the structure changes involves assigning everyone in Staff Management to specific roles. Previously, I handled both the head of admin role and the head of support. Bjork, KV and FullyCanadian assisted be along the way and have proven themselves to be very capable. As a result, Nervous has decided to formally assign them to their new roles. Bjork and I will be entirely focused on the admin team now, so we can focus on dealing with any issues there. FullyCanadian and KV will be overseeing our Support Team to make sure it runs smoothly and to give anyone that performs exceptionally a chance to get trained to become an admin. To briefly touch on internal projects, the staff team as a whole has become involved with the rules update. It is currently going through a staff-wide discussion. Our overall objective is to shift to a more common sense approach to administrating the server. We'll be using the intention of the rules to make decisions rather than only using what is written. We'll be making the current rules clearer to make it easier for players to understand and easier for admins to make decisions. A final note about the rules is that we're going to bring in more IC consequences instead of admin jailing. Someone failing to roleplay fear can be CKed by the admin that shows up, for example. That requires the second big project which I'll describe next. I have a thread written that defines PKs, CKs and everything related to them. Once the new server rules are out, the staff team as a whole will be discussing how to properly define PKs and CKs, as well as provide guidelines for when admins can CK characters in-game without forcing the killing party to go through the application process. We hope to bring in the PK and CK rules, as well as the server rules by the end of Decemeber. Once the new rules are out and PKs and CKs are defined properly, we'll be working on continuity. We hope to get continuity started in January. We currently have no ETA on when this will be finished because properly defining continuity is a huge task. It will be a priority from January onward, however. I'd also like to remind people that they can reach out to anyone in Staff Management to discuss issues within the staff team. Nervous, Bjork and I should be PMed if it relates to admins, and Nervous, FullyCanadian and KV should be PMed if it is related to the Support Team. We see a lot where we are, but constructive feedback from the community directed to us is how we can make more improvements. This month, we have been noticing an influx of new players joining the community. To those new players; welcome! Our staff team has been working hard to stay on top of the new workload that this influx of players is bringing. With that being said, we're looking forward to our new Support members joining the team and we also are happy to announce a few internal promotions for current staff members. As well, if you're looking to take your contributions to the community to the next level then we encourage you to apply for Support. Our applications for Support open monthly and we're always looking for new fresh faces to join the team. Congratulations to those promoted and welcome to the new staff members! Keane Admin Promotions @Keane has been officially appointed as Head of Administrators and promoted to Management @Björk is now Assistant Head of Administrators @KV is now Assistant Head of Support @FullyCanadian is now Head of Support and Administrator Level 3 @FearnR from Administrator Level 1 to Administrator Level 2 @Carafrom Support to Trial Administrator Development team @Static has been promoted from Junior Developer to full Game Developer New Support Team Members The following members of the community will be offered a chance to join the staff team as Community Support. @Davis @MikeTheMike @Veisalgia @Jonesy @Winslow The new Support members will be sent a PM on the forums with further instructions. We wish them the best of luck! Reserved Applicant @liq @Groz Reserved applicants should contact @FullyCanadian for information about their reserved status. Reserved applicants will be considered over the next two months. If you applied for the staff team and your name is not on this list, you have unfortunately been denied. You may contact @FullyCanadian or @KV for feedback and the denial reason. Any denied applicants may not reapply until the staff application wave in March 2020. Denied applicants may not reapply before then.
  11. Keane

    Discussing IRL events on Facebrowser is fine really as long as people exercise a degree of common sense and don't go out of their way to break the fourth wall. There's a difference between talking about what's in the news and sharing screenshots from a Discord you're in or a game you played.
  12. Keane

    For those that don't know, I'm already working on updating our current rules. I already have a note under either powergaming or the new rule that's more specific about script and bug abuse. This note states that, while the server script gives each player infinite stamina (as different players had different levels of stamina based on their singleplayer save file), players are expected to roleplay being tired themselves. People will be free to try to escape whoever is pursuing them in the water as long as they keep it realistic and roleplay the downsides. This is always how it has been but there's going to be an example in the rules that covers this.
  13. Keane

    The thread has been unlocked again. The recent posts that took it off topic have been removed and forum warnings have been issued. Keep it on topic this time.
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