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Keane

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Keane last won the day on November 30 2019

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  1. Keane

    To clarify, THIS DOES NOT MEAN ASSET TRANSFERS ARE PERMITTED DURING THE 10 DAYS. ASSET TRANSFERRING IS STILL VERY MUCH AGAINST THE RULES. All this announcement means is that if you have asset transferred in the past, now is your chance to come clean before admin action is taken. Make sure to FORUM PM THE FORMAT to Fenrir and Selena and don't bother other admins.
  2. Asset Transferring and You As a lot of you have already seen, we've had an increase in the amount of unauthorized asset transfers on the server. There has also been some cases of players using real money to buy GTA World money. We have several systems in place to catch players involved. As you can see in the ban appeal forum, they have been very effective recently. Some of you might ask why we take asset transferring without permission so seriously. The main reason is that it provides a huge advantage over other players who have either earned their money legitimately through playing the game or went through the process to get a transfer approved. Or in a more recent case, it allowed a group to obtain a large amount of weapons in a short period of time which gave them the upper hand in a conflict they had with another group. Here is a reminder of the rule with some of the more important parts put in bold: 14) Real World Trading / OOC Asset Transfers Real World Trading is defined as trading anything with value outside of the IC environment in-game for anything of value in-game. This is not allowed under any circumstances. Trading anything in-game requires IC reasoning to match the value and importance of the item being traded. Trading items without enough IC reasoning is considered a breach of the rules. Selling firearms without establishing a proper IC relationship, giving cars away without strong IC reasons and selling a property for less money to an OOC friend are a few of the many examples this rule can be broken. You may not transfer anything between any of your characters without an approved asset transfer request. The forum to request approval can be found by clicking HERE. The same format can be used to if a friend wants to give money to help with a roleplay project when the character giving the money does not have a strong enough IC reason to do so. Anyone that provides assistance to another community members breaching this rule will also be punished. Mappers can be contacted OOC for mapping projects and paid IC money for the projects. This is the one exception to the rule as the logistics behind organizing a full interior change IC (which would require a design company, a construction company with electricians, plumbers etc.) is too large for a simple task such as mapping. E.G. Using donator features to make IC money (furniture slots and /bad are exceptions and are allowed); Trading items that have value in real life, or items on another roleplay community or platform in return for items of value on GTA World; Giving assets or money away because you're name changing, CKing or leaving the server; Paying real money for GTA World money; Transferring stockpiled weapons to a friend to help start their new faction; Transferring money from one of your characters to another; Setting up trades for OOC transfers to appear legitimate via IC means (i.e. a fake deal). As of this message, we're giving players until the 17th of May (10 days) to come forward and admit to any asset transfers they have done without prior admission from admins. Any players that admit to asset transferring and help the admin recover the assets that were transferred will not face any administrative punishment outside of a warning on their record. Community members that are willing to come clean or report others for unauthorized asset transfers should send the following format to @Fenrir @Selena or @Anselmi who have volunteered to help out. Involved character names and UCP accounts: Transferred assets: (Below are examples) 18:00 - DD/MMM/YYYY - 1x Apartment (Firstname Lastname to Firstname Lastname) 18:00 - DD/MMM/YYYY - 1x Schafter V12 (Firstname Lastname to Firstname Lastname) 18:00 - DD/MMM/YYYY - $200,000 (Firstname Lastname to Firstname Lastname) Make sure to include the time, date, asset transferred and the involved characters. Once you submit the PM, the admin team will confirm the transfers in the logs and then remove the assets.
  3. Keane

    Revamped rule 7: 7) Third Party Modifications And Software Any type of game modification or software which gives a player any type of advantage over another player is forbidden. This includes but is not limited to binds or hotkeys using programs such as AutoHotkey or macros on a keyboard or mouse. Client side modding to give an advantage is also considered a breach of the rule. Client side modding may only be done for aesthetic purposes and should never be done to change the function of anything in-game. Players are permitted to use a controller to play the game. However, due to the fact that controllers have aim assist they may not be used during shootings. All shooting must be done while playing with mouse and keyboard. Controller usage for driving and flying is acceptable. E.G. Using a vehicle mod to change the handling of a vehicle or change the size to create an advantage; Spawning in items; Use of godmode or giving yourself body armour without in-character access; Usage of keybinds, hotkeys or macros to replace roleplay or give an advantage in a roleplay scene.
  4. Keane

    This has been added to the rules: 7) Third Party Modifications And Software Any type of game modification or software which gives a player any type of advantage over another player is forbidden. This includes but is not limited to binds or hotkeys using programs such as AutoHotkey or macros on a keyboard or mouse. Client side modding to give an advantage is also considered a breach of the rule. Client side modding may only be done for aesthetic purposes and should never be done to change the function of anything in-game. Players are permitted to use a controller to play the game. However, due to the fact that controllers have aim assist they may not be used during shootings. All shooting must be done while playing with mouse and keyboard. Controller usage for driving and flying is acceptable. E.G. Using a vehicle mod to change the handling of a vehicle or change the size to create an advantage; Spawning in items; Use of godmode or giving yourself body armour without in-character access; Usage of keybinds, hotkeys or macros to replace roleplay or give an advantage in a roleplay scene.
  5. Keane

    It should really be common sense that an aim assist is against the rules. It's against the rules on pretty much every shooting game and against the rules in other RP communities. I had something about it written as part of the overall rule update, but the rule update itself was delayed as the increase in players has overwhelmed me with daily work. I'll add clarification about controller use to the rules shortly.
  6. Keane

    Keep this on topic. I don't want the staff members that go through this thread to have to go through all the arguing.
  7. Keane

    This thread will be unlocked but it's going to be heavily moderated given that several community members have decided to ruin it for others. We feel that discussing this particular topic can be beneficial so it's worth keeping open for now. However, if it gets out of hand again it's going to get locked again. - Use your main forum accounts when posting rather than making alts just to post on this topic. - @pateuvasiliu you have a long history of bringing discussions like this way off topic. Don't post on this topic anymore. - Issues with specific faction members should be brought up with the leaders of their factions or with Faction Management. - Remain respectful when discussing this. Treat everyone like another roleplayer rather than taking an us vs them attitude.
  8. Hey everyone, It has been quite a challenging month for everyone, and April will remain difficult for the entire world. We hope that we're bringing you all some enjoyment wherever you can be and we're all proud to be supporting you in these moments. Stay safe and same goes for your families 🙂 As you can see, it allowed the development team and myself to be quite active these past days. We've got major updates coming in the next days, and today's new customization options was just a beginning. The server stability is also drastically improving as I spent my entire month analyzing statistics and functions surrounding each crashes to find out the issues. This week in average was way more stable (apart from yesterday after my main changes 🙂 ) and it should keep improving, our goal is to reach an average of 24 hours uptime by the end of next week. Congratulation to all the new members of the staff team, and to these who were promoted. Nervous Game Administrator Level 2 to Game Administrator Level 3 @Dashing @Knoxville as Head of Illegal Faction Management Game Administrator Level 1 to Game Administrator Level 2 @Anselmi @Bombie @Fenrir @Selena Trial Administrator to Game Administrator Level 1 @Groz New Support Team Members @Chey @Dios @Odin @secretamerican @Shanks @Sharvit Reserve Support Team Members The following applicants have been added to the reserved list or have been retained on the list for another month. These community members will be observed by the staff team for a maximum of two months to better determine their eligibility to join the staff team. Reserved members will be contacted by Staff Management with more information. @Hyena @Truffle If you applied for the staff team and your name is not on this list, you have unfortunately been denied. You may contact @KV for feedback and the denial reason. Any denied applicants this month may not reapply until the staff applications open again in June for the staff update in July 2020.
  9. Keane

    The way it is right now, is that any player that fails to roleplay appropriate levels of fear and dies as a result can be CKed via the CK application system. Admins have used their discretion in the past to force CKs in scenarios rather than admin jail players and void the scene. There's no point punishing the side that doesn't break the rules by taking potential roleplay away from them because one guy thought it was a smart idea to run at a group of armed people with nothing but a hammer in hand. Way more illegal roleplayers get CKed as a result of not roleplaying fear because way more illegal roleplayers don't roleplay fear. There hasn't been any CK applications on any cops in over a year. The one and only CK application on a cop was approved. All of the CK applications have been on characters outside of law enforcement factions recently. I just wanted to post here to clear up any misconceptions. Those in law enforcement factions and those outside of them are treated equally when it comes to punishments for not roleplaying fear. @Selena can be spoken to for issues specific to the LSPD and @MikeTheMike can be approached if there's issues with LSSD members.
  10. Hey everyone, This month brings some changes to the structure of the upper half of the staff team. @Bjork will no longer be the Assistant Head of Admins and Head of Property Management. Bjork will be taking up the new role of Head of Sub-Teams. This new role oversees Faction Management, Property Management and Player Management. Bjork will help us bring in more improvements to these teams, as well as deal with any issues as they arise. He will also be helping with the overall management of the community. Over the next month, Management will be performing a review of all the sub-teams to identify areas that need improvement. Feedback and suggestions can be sent directly to Bjork so they can be taken into consideration. Other than that, I'd like congratulate those who got promoted and those that will be joining the staff team this month. Keane Admin Promotions Game Administrator Level 4 to Management @Bjork Game Administrator Level 3 to Game Administrator Level 4 @KV Game Administrator Level 2 to Game Administrator Level 3 @Thirteen Trial Administrator to Game Administrator Level 1 @Bospy @Jonesy Support to Trial Administrator @Groz @Rumbunctious New Support Team Members @Brox26 @CheezyTheNerd Reserve Support Team Members The following applicants have been added to the reserved list or have been retained on the list for another month. These community members will be observed by the staff team for a maximum of two months to better determine their eligibility to join the staff team. Reserved members will be contacted by Staff Management with more information. @Dios @secretamerican If you applied for the staff team and your name is not on this list, you have unfortunately been denied. You may contact @KV for feedback and the denial reason. Any denied applicants this month may not reapply until the staff applications open again in May for the staff update in June 2020.
  11. Keane

    Make a suggestion when you actually have something concrete to suggest. All I see is people wanting situations with law enforcement to be made easier and a bunch of complaining about consequences. There's nothing constructive here at all.
  12. Hey everyone, I'll start this one out by updating you on the projects the staff team started in January. Towards the end of the month, Staff Management finished optimizing the staff report process. Rather than most reports taking three or four weeks to complete, we managed to handle the majority of staff reports within 10 days of them being submitted. With the increase in players, the workload on the admin team increased tremendously and in turn, this increased the amount of reports we got. If you have not received a response on one of your reports, feel free to bump the forum PM that you sent in so it can be addressed as soon as possible. Legal Faction Management recruited several capable admins who settled into their new roles in January. Legal FM is now proactively working on bringing the standards of legal factions up. The Los Santos County Sheriff's Department and Los Santos Coroner Department have also launched and have been roleplaying in-game. If you wish to get involved in these factions, the LSSD is recruiting on lssd.gta.world and MikeTheMike can be contacted as the Coroner's faction handler for more information about how they are recruiting. Illegal Faction Management have also hired additional staff members over the past month. The fresh faces have made it so Illegal FM can proactively investigate RP quality issues within factions, rather than relying on reports alone. It has also allowed us to return to the faction application system to make sure all factions that are in-game have a realistic concept from day one. The staff team as a whole have been contributing to the continuity discussions. Meetings are happening every two weeks to make sure work is constantly being done on the ongoing projects. We are busy setting the foundations up before we go in depth about continuity. More information on this will be released when final decisions have been made. And finally, I'd like to ask you to join us in congratulating everyone who has been bumped up as part of this staff update. Keane Admin Promotions Trial Administrator to Game Administrator Level 1 @Anselmi @Bombie @Fenrir @MikeTheMike @Selena Support to Trial Administrator @Bospy @Jonesy New Support Team Members Unfortunately none of this month's applicants were considered eligible to be brought into the Support Team following the staff team discussion. There are a few community members that applied that we would like to observe over the next two months so we have added them to the list of reserved applicants. Reserve Support Team Members The following applicants have been added to the reserved list. The staff team will be keeping an eye on them for the next two months to determine their eligibility. Each person on this list will be contacted with the areas they need to improve on so they have a chance at joining the staff team next month. @Brox26 @CheezyTheNerd @jop If you applied for the staff team and your name is not on this list, you have unfortunately been denied. You may contact @KV for feedback and the denial reason. Any denied applicants this month may not reapply until the staff applications open again in April 2020.
  13. Keane

    Property Management have chosen not to add in any high end houses because there are no characters suitable for them. Your first question might be why that decision has been made. The overall purpose of this server is to provide a realistic, immersive environment for the players. This is done by having an admin team that spends quite a lot of time making sure that players roleplay believable, realistic characters. Rather than leaving these houses up for sale and letting anyone buy them, we have decided to not script them in as we are confident that there are absolutely zero characters that suit living in such high end houses. If the time comes that someone can make a case for one of those houses, then maybe one could be scripted in for them. Everyone that has tried has failed so far because there are very few characters that can roleplay rich well, and those few are able to do so realistically by using what's already available on the server. They are competent roleplayers that understand that character portrayal comes first and fancy houses are something really far down on the list of what makes a believable and enjoyable character. Are there characters that have millions? Yes. This is a result of the few players that have focused thousands of hours into making money in an economy that wants to make sure that players that can only play a few hours a week don't have to spend those hours grinding jobs just to fund their roleplay. Having millions in your bank due to doing script jobs or earning money through other methods does not make your actual character a millionaire. We expect players to RP being as wealthy as someone in their position would be in real life. A bartender that works a few nights a week shouldn't be driving an equivalent to a Ferrari around. If you can find me someone whose job would justify them owning a house in the hills, let me know. There isn't a single one right now.
  14. Keane

    Rule 18 - Jail Rules has been added.
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