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  1. Just going to quote Bospy here for the sake of argument: So, we are to roleplay what we see. And shouldn't pretend this city is anything other than how we actually perceive it. And we should roleplay accordingly to what we see. Now that we've got that established, lets have a look at what you see by driving through LS for an hour. People getting robbed all the time. Insane amounts of gunfire, automatic weaponry used even. Business getting extorted by Tony Spaghettio and his crew on the regular. Peoples properties being lit on fire for not going along with demands. The streets are empty, there is nearly nobody around to witness a crime happening to call 911. Countless of other things you'll see that'll make any regular and healthy human being think twice before living in Los Santos. Nobody in their right mind would live in Los Santos, if we were to take everything IC. But for the sake of argument, we'll just pretend we're on a battle royal island where there's no way out of the island so you're forced to stay here. (After all, this is what it comes down to) You're damn right I'll have every inch of my property covered by alarms, security cameras. I'll have a whole arsenal of firearms in my house to blast the first person that attempts to break into my house. If I'm standing on the street and someone I don't know approaches me in a strange manner, I will have my finger on the dial 911 button right away. If I'm not carrying a firearm at the time, or else I'd have my hand wrapped around the handle with my finger on the trigger on the ready. My point is, we're being told we have to RP what we see. We can all see that in Los Santos we should declare martial law if we're to portray the city realistically. So you can expect players to adjust to this (In my opinion horrible) way of seeing things and prepare for the worst. Because the worst happens insanely frequently. This is a direct result of the community choosing "fun" over realism. Deal with it, you can't have it both ways.
    12 points
  2. I’m planning on changing alarms very soon. The quick contact to Police is wayyyy too powerful and unbalanced. A big exterior alarm sound + SMS to the owner is already a lot. We will definitely increase alarm cost with subscriptions, and we will discuss about the police one. If you’re live linked to the police it should cost a drastic amount of money which means only companies could afford it.
    3 points
  3. Hello, I've been witnessing the past months more and more toxicity and attacks from every sides of the community against each others. I'll be very honest with you, as someone who is active in every sides and discords of the community, it really affects me to read hate messages everyday. The final hit ocurred when we decided to display the freedom flag for few hours to acknowledge the pride month, the flow of hate that came on the Discord really made me think twice about the community I created and love so much. Was I witnessing a failure of mine? A younger generation of players prone to be more conservative and toxic? Culture shocks? I decided to put that event past me as I quickly realized I would have no ability to change people's mindset about a subject that so many cultures still ban. While I fully accept that some players aren't supporting it or live in countries where it's illegal, I still do not understand the need to spread hate instead of remaining silent. Now, the other issue I started witnessing a while back was the rise of a constant fight & hate between legal and illegal roleplayers. The usual "PD vs illegals" went worse, then SD hate was spread, and it spread over all the legal roleplayers. The same issue was witnessed on the other side : legal discords spreading hate and insults against some illegal roleplayers. On every sides that I read, the other party is always trash tier roleplayers and no effort is made further than that. A mistake from an illegal player will lead to "gang roleplayers are all trash", a mistake on an LEO side will lead to "PD trash tier faction". Every players on every sides can make mistakes, every players has their own roleplay level and skills. Generalizing to the entire faction is part of the issue. We ended up having some niche roleplayers targeted for what they like doing, and while many of us do not necessarely understand all niche of roleplays, nothing forces us to participate in that roleplay so we don't need to spread hate or insult them. Just let these players be as soon as their RP isn't shown publicly to you. In that specific issue and debate, we've decided to fully ban rape roleplay to ensure that no players would have to go through sexual roleplay even if brought by force / and any context surrounding it. While you were able to deny rape roleplay, the simple fact that you could be brought to a roleplay that would lead to it could sometime be a difficult experience for many of you. Now, you all have to understand that every sides are doing their best to improve their roleplay standards and remove bad apples. The LSPD and LSSD have drastically improved months after months following feedbacks, on pursuits, on roleplay quality, on interactions with factions. While there is still room for improvements and some officers who could not be matching the standards (they will often get removed if reported), you have to remember they are 300+ members. The same thing applies to illegals, there are dozens of gangs with some gangs being new and lacking some quality but they quickly get identified and removed/killed, some gangs with great roleplay standards but bad apples can sneak in it too and same as other factions the removal process may sometime take a while as we don't immediately remove a member for 1 mistake. Every sides are constantly doing their best, and if they're not LFM or IFM will be behind them to bring down the punishments, warnings or removals. I personally witness great people on each sides not properly understanding each others because they don't communicate about issues, and thus are just shouting at each others the same things again and again. I could take the example of IFC, which is a discord that had many sins few months ago and drastically improved. Obviously it has kept a specific mentality that doesn't fit with all players, and that's perfectly ok, but I still see players or administrators directly refering to the first illegal players breaking a rule as "it's IFC again" and attacks towards IFC just because they were once a place where some rulebreaking happened. Their improvements? "BUT IFC." This is a prime example of poor communication and lack of understanding. One could improve, it'll most of the time always seen as very bad and be attacked by haters. IFC isn't the only issue, as I also witness the same issue on the other side. Legal factions, PD, SD can be refered as shit and their daily improvements are also completely ignored. What matters is spreading the hate, again and again for no reason but to complain. As of today, I feel that the legal / illegal communication is completely cut, within members and administrators. And it is part of my fault too : I sometimes involved myself in legal too much, then in illegals, I also actively participated wrongly in some poor communication especially with PD. I believe we all have our faults to the current state of the community, but I don't want to see this divide anymore. I would like everyone to respect each others, we're all here playing an extremely niche game which is our common passion. Many of us have spent more time playing text roleplay in our life than any other kind of games, many of us escape real life complexity, difficult lives, family losses through this game that can bring so much enjoyment. You have to understand that every kind of players are needed to make a server : from legals to illegals, from young players to grandparents, from US players to Middle East players. Some people like to portray a gang member, some like to portray an exotic dancer, some want to spend $50 per month supporting the server, some live with $50 per month. It is perfectly fine, and everyone supports each others to make the game what it is today. I personally started roleplaying when I was 13, I wasn't good and I would be instantly banned here, the roleplay was very bad but at least I remember everyone helping each others out and being nice because it was new and we weren't many. I still see that on GTAW, we try to keep the forum as peaceful as possible, our discord is also okay, but we are still failing in many other parts of the community to be a peaceful and respectful place. Enough has been written by me about this issue, my speech is fully unstructured and most likely badly written but I tried to write as it came out of my mind. I would like everyone to do as much efforts as they can to stop spreading attacks, hates or insults against other players, or to actively stop others from doing so. On the administration side, I am going to restructure IFM & LFM fully to improve communication with both side, reduce the divide in the community and ensure that the new FM team will actively work in reducing conflicts / toxicty by improving communications. I am also opening a new section to report players called "Harassment report" which will be mainly handled by myself in order to protect all players against targeted harassment, and ensure that GTAW remains a safe place to play. All reports are fully hidden except to yourself and administrators. With the dating website being opened, we're also going to be way stricter on Facebrowser's pictures to ensure that it remains a "social platform" instead of a "dating platform". We invite all players who wishes to roleplay dating with their character / showing characters with a low amount of clothes to immediately redirect on the new dating application, which allows us to keep that specific roleplay in its own perimeter. We will keep having a 0 tolerance for toxicity on forum, and we will not hesitate to permanently mute toxic players from the forum if needs be. I also invite every third party Discords to actively moderate toxic content to participate in making GTAW a better place to play. Thank you, and remember that we are a very small community sharing a common passion. It is also your duty to ensure that everyone feels happy & safe while playing around you.
    3 points
  4. *Laughs in 100+ days of continuous riots in Portland last summer* LEO RPers routinely cause inconvenience for illegal RPers. The LEO RPers will be just fine if they're inconvenienced for a week while their station is renovated. This post reeks of being salty that admins didn't step in and secure a win for LEO factions like they're used to.
    3 points
  5. This will follow the life of Abigail "Gloria" Rose Green. Born Abigail Rose Green on 17/10/94 in Danby Dales,Yorkshire, England. Daughter of Richie and Betty Green and sibling to twins John and Thomas Green. Although born into a farming family, Abigail had a taste for more frivolous things and so did her husband. Phillip Harris seduced Abigail with promises of yachts and expensive cars. It worked because they married in 2019, but the marriage built on riches was a hollow one. Abi was nothing more than a trophy stuck alone in a big house with access to more booze and cars than sense. On a drunken whim she took a drive to her old home town to see the farm she grew up on. Ploughing into a sheep with a Land Rover that day helped Abigail make up her mind. Abigail left England and her husband with out a word and jumped on a plane to Los Santos. Changing her name to Gloria and going back to her roots in farming, this country girl hopes to bring life and work to the farming industry close to Grapeseed.She can be found most of the time in the field helping new farm hands get to grips with the harvest.
    2 points
  6. Most of the screenshots don't include everything that was roleplayed because I always forget to take enough screenshots.
    2 points
  7. This thread will display the adventures and events throughout Hae's life.
    2 points
  8. Username: seashore Comment: GUNGA GINGA GANGA GUNGA GINGA GANGA GUNGA GINGA GANGA GUNGA GINGA GANGA GUNGA GINGA GANGA
    2 points
  9. Username: TheFatNargodian Comment: if shoot unarmed boy perhaps better to aim upon head. that way no complain after to newsman, my advice!
    2 points
  10. For the record, I'm not preaching the usual legal roleplayer narrative here. I roleplay both illegally and legally. Bospy's post should be followed by both the legal and illegal RPers. You are to take whatever happens in the city, ICly. This includes the whole "people are robbing for firearms". I've seen countless of reports where people get robbed, and it's CLEARLY just for the firearm (And people go unpunished, please call me out. I've got a list of reports that were resolved with no action taken in a notepad in case someone reports me IG or I have to defend myself on the forums. I'll happily obilige) . So legal roleplayers should also start adjusting to this. CCW's do NOT protect you from robberies. The robbery meta is: Point gun at victim first, if he withdraws his PF firearm? You'll dome him and he'll enjoy a nice CK and an ajail for failure to RP fear. Stop carrying firearms unless you think your character is actually /specifically/ being targeted. If everyone keeps carrying legal firearms, you're just making yourself a HUGE target. Same goes with properties, stop shoving guns in your houses. Once people realize you're a PF holder you can assume they'll know they can find at least a shotgun or a hunting rifle in your house. It's common sense. Find alternative ways to handle your business, because we're RPing exactly what we see. So respond to that appropriately. You can't use the "realism" card anymore. Bospy clearly said it, this is not your regular American city. This is a Brazilian favela x1000. I'm very, very sorry to say. But Bospy's post has just forced us to take this direction, there's no way around it. Any character living in Los Santos that fails to go through any type of firearm training, or responds properly by taking precaution by living in a crazy city like Los Santos should also be guilty of "failing to roleplay fear". If you do not fear your life 24/7 in Los Santos? You're Jason Bourne and you'll be scared of absolutely nothing. You'll walk around in Afghanistan like its a walk in the park. Sorry boys, this is what it has boiled down to. Pick realism, or pick fun. Don't blame characters for adjusting to Los Santos standards. You simply cannot compare a civilian's behavior to any other civilian in any other city in real life. The administration team made a choice, fun over realism. Now go have some fun, and stay safe. I'm rooting for you. Secure the fuck out of your houses!
    2 points
  11. BE EXCITED. GET READY. COMING TO A FORUM NEAR YOU THIS SUMMER.
    2 points
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