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  1. What not to do : What yes to do : In all seriousness, stop looking for unnecessary drama and validation. All you're gonna get from a general discussion thread is people saying : X bad, Y good, and staff telling you to report before locking the thread.
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  2. I see @.Pluto. has decided to yet again be toxic during a discussion. So I will withdraw from this since this does not add to the original posters discussion. Also, jealousy does not look good on you man. And second, we have gotten nothing but praise from PM and other admins about how we operate our clubs. We have deals with almost all the breweries in the city and we host different DJ's from time to time and also offer OOC lessons in mixing, we have an active community around our clubs. So frankly, any opinion from you means little to nothing. Good day ❤️
    9 points
  3. Before I get into the body of this discussion I need to preface and say that this is not all robber roleplayers, but it is a loud minority which ruins the RP for those who actually want to put the effort into it. There are people who want to roleplay a robbery, and there are people who want to do robberies to get items. Important distinction, wherein lines are blurred due to proximity which results in "victims" being overly-vigilant and oftentimes not wanting to engage genuine RPers when it rarely happens. I am completely fine with robbery RP as long as it is done properly. I think there's an excess on the server, but I don't have a problem with the concept itself. Only execution. I know people are very likely going to respond with this thread with "Robbery isn't as big a problem as you make it out to be" or "this is an exaggeration" but I can tell you it simply isn't. I've got a main character that's robbed constantly and I respond to robberies all day long on my LEO character. It's a complete epidemic on the server which has forced legal characters into hiding behind closed doors and has made the streets desolate. So. Robberies. They happen a lot in real life, no doubt, and even more ingame. A startling amount, actually, far beyond the crime rate of any developed country I've ever seen. Let's talk robberies. I have not a single doubt in my mind that both serious criminal roleplayers and legal roleplayers are fed up with the current status quo of armed robberies. As it stands, no roleplay is required to stick someone up, whatsoever, only to search them. If you see a target sitting on the side of the road or passive roleplaying, an emote isn't required to initiate the robbery. This results in piss-poor, low-effort roleplay from some of those criminal players who aren't interested in the heavy RP side of things and only script items... And this in turn, makes legal RPers assume every single robbery will be of this same quality, promoting a toxic environment where neither side wants to roleplay and both want to get it over with as fast as possible. The poorly-roleplaying robber to get his or her sweet sweet items, and the victim for their passive roleplay being interrupted by a guy running up without any emotes to stick them up. It also promotes the slow rise of vigilantism and the militarization/desensitization of CCW and PF holders, which is a massive point of contention in the illegal RP community, and for good reason. As a friend of mine put while we were discussing it: "It's kind of a self-defeating circle of escalation. Legal RPer gets robbed multiple times, so Legal RPer gets quick on the draw. Illegal RPer starts shortening or not typing their /mes to catch people off guard harder leading to faster and looser RP in the hopes of actually completing a robbery. Legal RPer gets fed up with "low effort" robbers and starts gassing them. Illegal RPer gets fed up with getting gassed and starts doing super quick /mes or none at all, extend, ruin, repeat." The fact of the matter is, no matter how good someone could be at roleplaying out their robbery, no matter how much effort they put into their emotes, the norm is for there to be minimal roleplay at all, with a mix of IC and OOC chatter ("/showitems", etc.) Granted, things must be taken into account when roleplaying out a robbery, such as time, and that's completely fair - this could be combatted by 'timescaling', which is something we did often on servers I had been to past. (Timescale is simply informing responding parties that the situation would realistically be over or however many turns ahead by the time they arrive, given that emotes take time to write. Players were held by that standard, and situations would be based on turns [e.g. "timescale is 5 emotes, back up and let us RP this please?"]. which kept it fair for all involved and allowed everyone the proper time to do their actions.) But to not roleplay at all, and leave all the effort on the victim themselves because you as a player, playing a character who is committing an intrinsically dangerous act, don't want your character to get caught- is an insult to both the victim, and other people who put more effort into their RP of robbery, walk-ups, and shakedowns. This needs to stop. As we can see in these two clips and many others, out of around ten to fifteen robberies and attempted robberies I've personally been involved in over the last nearly two years on this server, only one of them had enough roleplay to be memorable. Every single other one has been a repeat of the last. Blacked out car/bike rolls up in a nice neighborhood during daylight --> start to emote looking over at it --> the moment the typing indicator goes up, someone hops out, points a gun with no emote whatsoever, and just shouts "hands up!" Here's an example of the kind of fantastic stuff I was subjected to during the last two robberies I have recorded. ^This was the only emote this person dropped whatsoever, until they were dead, at which point they emoted "being shot multiple times" then disconnected. Because he didn't get the scripted items he wanted, MASK in this situation kept PMing me to /showitems. He then /pmed me he wanted my character's phone without doing any prior roleplay of taking it, and patted my character down a second time with a similarly short, nondescriptive /me to try to get the gun he saw flash into view when my character exited the vehicle, which was stored middle-back, not where he one-line searched earlier. This robbery was about my PF firearm, not about any sort of development or portrayal, and not for the benefit of this player's character, only the player themselves. When the people my character contacted for help arrived and he was killed, he took it straight to a report, which was handled ingame with a void-, but during the course of it spoke multiple times about needing a refund for his five rounds ammunition and being distressed that he would lose his character's machine pistol. Note the use of 'items' in the emote. Robbery should never be exclusively about items. If you're robbing for items first and roleplay second you are the problem. Is this our new standard of roleplay, where little to no roleplay has to be done at all? This is sad to see, because it's completely jaded and turned off most most legal RPers from RPing outside or in general, and completely destroys any development someone could get off of that interaction. One of the ways gangs initiate new members is having them run an armed robbery because it is scary to rob someone at gunpoint yet I never see any new-bloods trembling as they ask for a wallet, or any spare cash. It's always about the script items it seems, never about the roleplay. I have no doubts those of you in the Illegal RP side are fed up with being smoked by CCW holders while trying to properly RP out an armed robbery, but this is why that happens. If the status quo is that no common courtesy of emoting anything is to be shown by the initiator, why should a passerby or the victim, given it's not failure to RP fear, not extend that same lack of courtesy by going straight to script means? It's toxic, it's reactionary, but it's simply the reality of the matter. This server has turned to cops and robbers. So I propose this: Staff, if possible- please start paying more attention to robberies and enforcing roleplay standards as much as possible. Someone shouldn't be allowed to simply scroll a machine gun and yell "hands up", that isn't roleplay, that's complete nonsense. Victims shouldn't be held to some roleplay standard if the initiator doesn't bother putting in any emotes themselves. Illegal RPers, police your people, call out bad actors and contribute more into these sorts of scenarios. Drop an emote about your character being nervous. Drop an emote about where exactly your character is checking someone. And stop promoting robberies just for the sake of scoring an easy firearm. It's corny as hell. The term "one bad apple spoils the whole barrel" applies pretty heavily here; most legal roleplayers (myself included) have become so disillusioned with being robbed constantly no matter where we are on the map that we've lost motivation to even log into our character. The burden doesn't completely fall on the initiator, legal roleplayers need to learn how to not assume every robber is going to be the same, and RP out robberies. But until effort is shown on that initiating party's side, why should they bother doing so? It's simply common courtesy on a roleplay server to roleplay, and they receive none, so why should they be obligated to roleplay back? Armed robbery RP as it stands is a self-perpetuating problem with no solution until higher roleplay standards are enforced, be it by staff or by fellow players. Discuss. Keep it civil. This isn't a thread to shit on people because you don't like how they reacted to a robbery before or you don't like how they robbed you. Names were omitted from all of my examples for a very good reason, because this thread is meant to address a concern, not be a witch hunt. Thank you, that's all.
    8 points
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  5. 兄弟們 故事(Story) Eric Chang was born on the 25th of March, 2002 at the Mission Row General Hospital to Dai Chang and Yu Ning, two illegal aliens who were smuggled into the United States of America several years prior on a container ship bound for Los Santos from the province of Sichuan due to the ongoing environmental crisis going on in the province. The Chang family lived mostly normal lives as lower income citizens and despite all this they still held a close bond with each other in their new neighborhood which was the New Chinatown area where their second son, Peter Chang, was born on April 5th, 2003 which is the same year in which the father got deported by federal authorities which took the family's main source of income away and later had a huge impact on the two brothers' lives. Eric was forced to drop out of school in order to support his mother and younger brother financially. Eric has since been money oriented, trying to find different ways to make money for the small family, the main source of money being the hustling that the older Chang brother did, either by re-selling fake shoes or other hypebeast clothing items during his free-time with his young brother Peter or by working at different places around Mission Row. 家庭 (Family) Dai Chang [Father] [STATUS: UNKNOWN] Yu Ning [Mother] [STATUS: ALIVE] Peter Chang [Brother] [STATUS: ALIVE]
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    5 points
  7. Neighbourhood Watch - 용
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  8. want cash? get creative. want guns? find a way to persuade people from stockpiling 50 guns in their houses and actually share the love also, the people on here? not the problem. the people that do the meta dirtbike robberies are usually nobodies or parts of poorly-portrayed illegal factions/at the bottom of the foodchain. (see dirtbike robbers out in paleto when the hunting update came out) if you're here, you're not part of the problem. the vast majority of poorly-portrayed chainrobber characters that roam around burton/rockford/paleto/chilliad havent even collected their starter paychecks. they're either throwaways or played by players that aren't affiliated/so far below the leadership that said leadership doesn't give a fuck. from what i've seen, illegal factions aim to form communities around the areas they claim and show a presence. that includes interacting with other neighboring factions/locals. if they're all out on the dirtbikes, they're probably unofficial factions with 0 connections and with full intent of attempting to subvert the usual way of establishing yourself through roleplay and presence first, and then reaping the rewards by getting supplied with weapons. people on throwaway 6 hour characters with a gun looted off a corpse/alt-alted from their pf legal character/acquired through one of their ooc friends need to be bullied. the vast majority of posters in this thread aren't this person. this person doesn't frequent the forums and gets banned for not responding to a report made on them. you know who i mean. put down the pitchforks, you aren't the problem. we get it, you roleplay your robberies. but these people are part of the community too; they're the type of folk that alt+f4 when pd catch them, the type of folk that do the stuntjumps off ramps and down mountains, the type of folk who log on 12 hours before peak, roam the map on their bike looking for licks and then logging off. the characters who you won't see on the street, you won't see online ever and you won't recognize anywhere. yeah, it mostly concerns characterless mongols that exist only for the occassional crime in passing. the same dudes that often put so little thought into their 4-hour alt that they even use the wrong name in their emotes
    5 points
  9. Hi All, I'm breaking the usual format of media posts on this thread to make a brief announcement that's concerning our side of blue-collar RP. Ever since we started this faction, we were always passionate about expanding the blue-collar RP scene in the server and providing alternative avenues of employment for characters (and the players behind them) who wanted to try something different. This is why we have made it easier for players to get involved with the RP and reduced the complexity of the recruitment process for these positions. From now on, those who are interested in joining the faction as blue-collar workers (as operators, drillers, maintenance technicians, etc) will be referred to a new form: https://gtaw.link/aurumops. After completion of the form and if accepted, your character will be contacted with a start date and be offered employment as soon as possible. So, if you are interested in exploring refinery, oil well and many other RP opportunities, don't be shy to get in touch! For those players interested in white-collar, office based RP, please use the old form as before: https://gtaw.link/aurumrecruitment If you have any questions, are interested in joining either the corporate or blue-collar side, or just want to have a chat: https://discord.gg/TcZ7FheKpB This is going to be a trial of this new way of getting people on board, so we may tweak it as we go along, depending on your feedback!
    4 points
  10. Will Paleto Bay’s Christian community bounce back after the devastating fire at St. Brigid’s? As a mysterious fire causes the tragic loss of St. Brigid’s church in Paleto Bay, we speak to Pastor Adler about efforts to rebuild and a local fundraiser By PHOEBE HOLTER Los Santos, SA - For passers by and locals alike, the bell tower at St. Brigid’s was one of the most instantly recognizable features of the small coastal town of Paleto Bay. Today though, the church and its bell tower stands in charred ruin, following a devastating fire on the night of May 3rd. As the Lead Pastor of St. Brigid’s, it was not hard to understand why Reverend Scott Adler seemed dejected when he shared with LSNN his feelings on the destruction of the church, labelling it “truly terrible”. Standing at the remains, it was clear from his shaken-up demeanour that the loss had impacted him personally. Indeed, the loss of the church has been a deep wound for many in the community. Generations have passed through its doors, from those celebrating the birth of a new child, happy couples taking their marriage vows to those mourning the loss of a loved one. St. Brigid Church is an important piece of our community up here in Paleto. It is a vocal point of the connection that the locals have with our Community and also God's Kingdom, in a sense. It's not just a building to us, you see— A church up here in our community is so much more than just a building. It's a signal of community and bond— Well- As you see.. - Rev. Adler Reverend Scott Adler speaks to a State Fire Marshal at St Brigid's The remains of St Brigid’s are in a dire state. The building as it stands cannot be used for services. But however pained he may have been, Rev. Adler steadfastly explained that if it came to it, they would hold services in the parking lot of the local bar, the Mojito Inn. In a familiar manner for those of us who are religious, he questioned the event as perhaps a test of faith. This chain of event has all hurt us very deeply up here in Paleto, but I am fairly certain that this is seemingly just a sign of god testing his followers. God still has his loving embrace above our heads in dark times like these. It is important that even in times like these people see that God's Kingdom can't be stopped. We are planning to.. set a sign by holding the sermon in the parking lot of the Mojito Inn if we have to. - Scott Adler If it was a test, it was a costly one. There is no escaping the fact that efforts to rebuild will be expensive, and Rev. Adler is aware of this. He cast his dispirited gaze on what was left of his church as he explained just how expensive the repairs could be. Text from the poster seen around the county, advertising the fundraiser Most of it didn't survive the incident- It's a very historic building you see - renovating it will be more expensive as the renovations we had earlier this year. The local community is holding a charity event this week to support our cause. The church will most likely— be renovated at /some/ point if enough money is donated. And well— if not, then… - Rev. Adler Hope comes from a group of local community members who seek to hold a fundraiser to help rebuild the church. At 8PM on Saturday the 8th of May, a fundraising event organised by the Mojito Inn will be held at the church grounds at St. Brigid’s. The fundraising event was the idea of Christian Rothschild— He held a speech yesterday at the Mojito Inn after the fire when we all gathered there. Posters for the fundraiser can be seen around not just Paleto Bay, but also the wider county and city limits. Organizers will hope for a significant turn out, as will Rev. Adler and his parish. Fire Marshals and Rev. Adler converse at the site of the fire Times like these ask for unity and strength. - Rev. Adler It will be that hope for unity that will keep many in the Christian community of Paleto Bay and beyond in good spirits over the coming weeks and months. Perhaps the tragic damage inflicted upon the church will signal a rebirth for the church and its community. > Comments are enabled Username: Comment:
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  11. Just wanted to jump in here and say this is one of the best looking biker characters I think I've seen on the server Continue
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  12. Hey I can make memes too.
    3 points
  13. Forgive me for being rude but what else do you expect from the Illegal community? We're constantly told we're the issue, we're the bad ones, we need to stop doing what we're doing yet we've made our stance very clear. Nobody prefers robberies, nobody prefers going after legal RPers but it's one of if not the only illegal activity on the server that even slightly gives a realistic reward. Drugs don't bring in money, illegal gambling doesn't bring in money, fraud rarely is achievable and basically every other illegal racket isn't monetizable, people only do it for the RP. Don't get me wrong, people should be doing thing for RP but let's be honest, the motive for crime is money and if there's only 1 or 2 ways to make money as a criminal on the server, people are going to choose to stick a gun in your face instead of pretending their making money selling drugs. Illegal RPers are very, very clear on what they want and what they need to progress past the constant robberies your seeing. Fix the gun and drug economies so players aren't robbing people just for guns and can actually make money dealing drugs without being a bulk seller. It's really that simple, your not going to see an end to robberies but I assure you the vast majority of people will choose to put their efforts somewhere else. Until that point people can bitch and moan about robberies/murder rates and extortion as much as they want. I understand why people are doing it and I don't blame them either. If legal RPers genuinely wanted to see this fixed and didn't just want to spit on illegal RPers you'd be sharing our concern for the lack of server development focused on illegal RP because all of us have been screaming about it for the past year. Doesn't take that much brain power to connect the dots guys.
    3 points
  14. POLITICKIN THE PROPOSITION SHIT SQUASHED OR WHAT? @[email protected]@Armolis
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  15. Finally someone shedding light on PM's weird obsession with feet, truly it is the most harmful and dangerous threat this server has ever faced.
    2 points
  16. best Mexican faction hands down, hold it down
    2 points
  17. Bold to assume even a quarter of the people on this server aren't absolute hermits who have never been to a nightclub and no, the dinky little party pub in the village next door isn't a club. 1. A vast majority of nightclubs on this server are outrageously huge and mapped like they belong to a prince in Dubai. I'm not saying these clubs don't exist in the United States or LA but they aren't nearly as common as the server might have you believe. I mean really, three stories with a glass floor and aquarium under the dance floor? Come on. In my experience an overwhelming number of clubs are no more then a medium sized rectangular room with a ton of LED lights and maybe some booths on the sides. Sure they look fancy but when you flip on the lights and remove all the people you quickly realize how small and dinky these places really are. 2. The people going to the clubs are doing it all wrong. 50% of the fun of a night out is had before you even get to the club. The pregame is important and yet something you don't see anyone attempting IG. I shouldn't hear people calling their friends saying "Hey you I'm going to X, meet me there". The only people who meet you at the club are people you don't know or had previous obligations and couldn't make a pregame. 3. This gets said a lot but people need to start RPing getting drunk and high at clubs and bars. I'm sorry if you or your friends don't partake IRL but lets be real. Adults do drugs, not every adult but if you think more people are straight edge then not your wrong and I don't care what study you pull up. I'll say it again adults do drugs especially adults who only live to party at night clubs. You may be a hermit who lives on the internet but Adults do drugs. Watching someone RP rolling on molly would probably be annoying as fuck but it would be a million times better then watching someone /anim dance for 45 minutes silently in a club stone cold sober.
    2 points
  18. Hello everyone, concerned father here. Recently my 7 year old son discovered a video game after playing it on his computer. While i didn’t mind at first, it soon began to affect his character. Within a week, he had been screaming 'CODE 999 / RIOT IN PROGRESS, A POD’ in his sleep. When asked to do his homework, he called me a stupid father and said ‘’You probably in traffic division lol". His grades have been dropping heavily since that day and whenever i refuse to give him my credit card for world points he threatens me saying "Don't test me boy, I'll put you in solitary confinement". Yesterday I entered his room to witness him screaming at his screen extremely loudly saying "TEC 1", he put a bunch of pillows in his shirt to make himself look big and now calls himself a “Supervisory staff”. He refuses to go to bible study unless we use a "Unmarked cruiser” to get there. I don’t know what that is but he refuses to take any form of transportation except that. Please I am so concerned, what do I do?
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