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Shanks last won the day on September 6 2021

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  1. I don't think this should be about my opinion or anything like that. You are comparing it to a global-scale pandemic that killed a lot of people, as well as a war. These things should not and can not be compared. As said, if it's a large issue that a majority of the server feels negatively affects their experience in playing here, it'll likely be addressed. As it currently stands that was not the case based on the topic created, and that was up for a good while.
  2. Abortion is something our senate rules on ICly atm and did also pass a bill almost a month ago, where there was no fuss about this. In terms of the covid decision and the war, it affects people a lot on a large global scale compared to this. I'm not saying this isn't negative or doesn't have large complications, I'm just stating the original reason for the blanket ban on covid and the war. Like I did say though, if it becomes an issue within the community that bothers a lot of people (the voting didn't seem to reflect that too much), then it's a discussion we can have again. But as it stands I don't wanna make that ruling.
  3. I don't think I have to respond much to this out of what's been said already. Should we come across an instance where we'd need this looked at more in-depth I will return back to it though, but as it stands I don't see any huge implications.
  4. I don't think banning it from discussions is the way to go as it stands, from a continuity standpoint. This is still up to our laws and something we can do state-wide as RP regardless, should this ever come out as something to discuss, but I hardly believe it will and will matter much. But the core here will be that as it stands I won't disallow discussions about it or the topic in itself from an IC standpoint, what I will disallow though; Demonstrations against governmental bodies on GTAW as a result of this, as we have not ICly made any cause for this. Any act of a "movement" against this as it is decided by the Supreme Court and out of what your GTAW demonstrations would fix. If it becomes a matter of local discussion in the government and whatnot we can bring it up for discussion again, but as it stands I see no reason to allow this. With that said if you have propositions or ideas or issues with this based on my decision here, you're always free to reach out, but as it stands this will be the go-to. (And yes, I have to sign all laws and bills for passing from LFM's side, so management has a say in large changes server-wise in terms of laws and whatnot. There is a fail-safe check in place to avoid things getting out of hand. For those wondering.)
  5. This is a game and a virtual server at the end of the day and we will adjust the laws to see fit in order to maintain a balance in-game for us here. This means that not everything ruled on in real life will automatically come in as default here. We have our own laws in regards to weapons and they will likely remain for now unless good reasoning comes into play for both IC and OOC in order for us (LFM) to amend it. The same goes for continuity, I say this a lot, but we are not a 100% replicate of Cali and LA and we will not 100% follow their route. As this is a game and we have to amend things in order for things to both be fair, manageable and a place where people can actually play and enjoy without RL politics and decisions necessarily affecting the game. And yes, FM will forces specific rules into play and as it stands I believe this one will not be removed, for now, we do not have any reason to remove it. It is in place as a check and will remain there.
  6. AP Pistols are banned by FM for various reasons, so this suggestion won't come through.
  7. Shanks

    Los Santos Coin

    We don't allow cryptocurrency on gtaw. Fictional or not.
  8. Removed the FM restriction on fires in a faction v. faction setting. This can now be handled in game through regular admins as well.
  9. Unlocked after a clarification on location.
  10. Due to the continuity in the area you roleplay we do not allow groups to pop up without an IFM review of them first. With that said could you please submit this group as a faction request to IFM so we can properly review your current status and members. This was done to previous groups and factions in the area after the closing of Rancho and we will continue this a little longer for now. Topic and group is locked until this is done and reviewed.
  11. Edit to reflect changes made within FM to try and combat the PF abuse we have seen as of late. If you now wish to use PF weapons for other means, contact the FM Team through the link above with a reasoning. Edited in regards to rape roleplay to avoid possible scenarios in-game happening when we do not allow this type of roleplay to begin with.
  12. Updated in regards to FM's involvement in arsons.
  13. FACTION GUIDELINES / CREATING A FACTION ILLEGAL FACTION MANAGEMENT FACTION / GROUP GUIDELINES AND EXPECTATIONS A faction differs from an unofficial group (https://forum.gta.world/en/forum/936-unofficial-groups/) where they are scripted into the server, are more robust and long lived, and have proven themselves to meet or exceed the community's standards in that area of roleplay. While not always the case, factions are granted this status under the assumption they will act as a local power when dealing with similar unofficial groups throughout the area. As the standard bearers for their specific area, both factions and groups are required to abide by the following rules: Leadership is responsible for the roleplay quality of all invited members and must ensure that repetitive or especially egregious breaches of the rules are dealt with with internally as well as by management. Leadership is responsible for removing players who do not fit the OOC roleplay standards of the faction and failure to do so will reflect on the leadership. Leadership is response for ensuring the portrayal of the faction remains realistic to the setting and is within the specific requirements setout by Illegal FM, Continuity, and Management. Enforcing clear and heavy handed rules surrounding the separation of IC and OOC, metagaming, and roleplay quality. Leadership is expected to maintain cordial OOC communication with "rival" factions / groups and work to resolve any OOC issues as much as possible. Be completely open and transparent for any Illegal FM audits of your roleplay, transactions, or OOC dealings. (Factions must provide IFM full access to their Discord server) Groups or factions who breach these rules will be subject to sanction by Faction Management which may include a warning or outright closure of the faction, depending on the severity of the offence. While the first goal of FM is to guide and help improve roleplay, FM reserves the right to shut factions and groups down for the breach of any of the above rules without notice. Faction or group leadership teams whose project is shut down by faction management may not create or be involved in the creation of a new unofficial group for four months. Note: Legal groups portraying Government Agencies, Law Enforcement, etc may not be formed without the express consent of the head of Faction Management. STEPS TO CREATING YOUR FACTION Create an unofficial group thread. All factions are required to create an unofficial group to showcase their concept, roleplay quality, and activity. Frequent screenshots are encouraged to showcase what you do as a faction and ensure that your members are accurately portraying what the faction as a whole intends. Groups will be under constant scrutiny by Illegal FM and must meet the above requirements. Submit your faction thread. Once faction leaders meet the following requirements, they may submit their faction thread here: https://forum.gta.world/en/forum/722-submit-your-faction/. Only staff and the player who posted the thread can see the application and any questions about the faction from FM will be asked there. Prior to applying, the following requirements must be met: Your unofficial group must have been open for 4 weeks and have shown consistent, reasonable activity since then. (The open date will be the date of your faction thread being posted.) Your group must have a minimum of 5 dedicated, active members. Your group's administrative records must be reasonably clean or have shown recent improvement (~no major punishment 2 months), and the faction leaderships' admin record must have no history of severe breaches of the rules including but not limited to: hacking, bug exploits, OOC gun dealings, severe faction wide metagaming. Leadership should aim to have no recent major punishments (ajails / bans) on their record for 3+ months though this will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Faction Management will discuss your application and ask any questions: Please wait for 2 weeks since your application date prior to submitting a follow-up. FM will take between 1-2 weeks to discuss, review, and audit your faction members. At this time your roleplay quality may be observed so ensure that your members are on their best behavior. If you are accepted, you may get your faction scripted in: Once accepted, /report in game for a level 3+ or Illegal FM admin to script your faction. In the event your faction is denied, submit any appeals to @Shanks and the relevant leader (@honey. for illegal factions, @cxn for legal factions). Illegal Faction Management (all questions and concerns should be addressed in a forum PM) General questions & concerns: @harrison @Igloo @lambchops @slothy @Groz @Jonesy Head of Illegal Factions: @honey. Legal Faction Management General questions & concerns: @Storm @Moe @Biscuit @Keane @JimmyCZ @Banks @Orbit @Doosty @Zani Head of Legal Factions: @cxn
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