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i feel like certain people have this kind of stigma against legal RPers where they see them as a very stereotypical mallrat, who can and will report you after PKing you with their PF gun. that's why some illegal/gang RPers might not want to interact with civ RPers, myself included at times.

 

(to be honest, you can tell who's a mallrat and who isn't, based on their looks and name.)

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I am not speaking for everyone, could be, that I just speak for myself. It is a modern setting we are roleplaying in, where everyone can relate to something stemming from real life experience or habits etc etc. "Legal roleplay" will always be influenced, by drama and what player would actually want in real life, cause they do not have it or they cannot. Simply because they can relate to it. It is harder to get this immersed in criminal roleplay, cause in real life you are a good person, who doesn't wanna hurt anyone. So it is pretty easy to fall into that pit while portraying someone on the legal side of roleplay. Cause it seems more real, having a job or even owning a business. The ability to actually buy a house with a pool and fill your garage with nice cars. Because you can do it, in the game. In real life it's way harder. Hence the term Mallrat, cause such people used to meet up near Mirror Park mall and chat there, flex with their flashy cars etc etc, cause they could do that. Technically anyone who roleplays having an expensive car and business or a nice paying job can be seen as mallrat, because there are no taxes which keep people on the ground in real life. Income tax is low, so is insurance. If you can afford an expensive car paying dozens of grands for insurance shouldn't be an issue for you. All of it looks stereotypical, because legal roleplay consists of daily life, mundane things you roleplay. Now the combo-breaker, criminal roleplay and LEO roleplay has the same mundane things legal roleplay does, with added bonus of criminal or LEO activities. Which is where some people fail, focusing solely on the extras rather than the whole package.

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What do you expect from civilian roleplay? It's not so different from what people do in real life. You have a job, car, apartment or house, maybe family.

You go out clubbing maybe to rock gigs or bars, or camping, or offroading...or you do sports, visit gym, meet with friends, hang out somewhere. Did I miss something. That's usually the daily dose of civilian rp. Civilian rp is pretty mundane cause it's composed of those boring details people don't wanna do in a GTA game. Which is also why we get trashy criminals sometimes, cause only rp they care about is committing crimes.

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31 minutes ago, TinyPotato said:

most civilian RP is trash it just doesn't impact anyone.

If u hang out in some of the clothing shops and /examine people you see tons of self-insert mary-sue nonsense characters. its just they hide in interiors and esex or post on facebrowser and dont bother anyone.

 

actually good civvy chars that contribute to the feeling of a living/diverse city are quite rare, its just the bad ones dont shove themselves in your face the way terrible gang rpers do.

 

Maybe they hide in interiors because there isn't really much for them to do if they don't like clubs or bars? If you roleplay a trucker, you're despised by the whole server even if you're a good trucker and robbers make a beeline to you. If you're anything else that's unpopular you're labelled a lesbian or mallrat, just as you have done. If you're not part of an ooc group already, any civilian characters that are actually interesting usually go under the radar because of all the dumb shit that goes on. Besides that, there's not a whole lot for civilian characters to do that doesn't involve clubs, bars or casinos. All of those are boring af to me, might be good for networking but I prefer roleplaying with small groups of people where I can actually keep up with rp as opposed to the spam you get in these places.

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27 minutes ago, Moonsong said:

 

Maybe they hide in interiors because there isn't really much for them to do if they don't like clubs or bars? If you roleplay a trucker, you're despised by the whole server even if you're a good trucker and robbers make a beeline to you. If you're anything else that's unpopular you're labelled a lesbian or mallrat, just as you have done. If you're not part of an ooc group already, any civilian characters that are actually interesting usually go under the radar because of all the dumb shit that goes on. Besides that, there's not a whole lot for civilian characters to do that doesn't involve clubs, bars or casinos. All of those are boring af to me, might be good for networking but I prefer roleplaying with small groups of people where I can actually keep up with rp as opposed to the spam you get in these places.

Honestly exactly this. I love RPing with the folk at IMEX. It's fun, it's personal, the stakes aren't very high and sometimes that's all people want after a hard day at work IRL. 

Honestly, people need to just let people RP whatever they want. So long as they're not forcing anything on you, no one's forcing you to interact with them, you know? 

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Just now, DasFroggy said:

Ayo, run yo' pockets cuh.

Yeah I meant civilian RPers. 

Solely Illegal Rpers absolutely can force you to and it's the frustrating thing when theyre shit. 😛 

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28 minutes ago, Kassandra said:

Yeah I meant civilian RPers. 

Solely Illegal Rpers absolutely can force you to and it's the frustrating thing when theyre shit. 😛 

/b quit stalling. /showinv now boyo

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I'm curious to know who people think is at fault for these "mallrats". The players?  Or rule enforcers?
I think it's pretty normal and it happens in every game, that if a player is given the window to create an advantage over others, they will take that opportunity and use it. So it's up to managments to prevent that and take care of their game.

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17 minutes ago, Gambler said:

I'm curious to know who people think is at fault for these "mallrats". The players?  Or rule enforcers?
I think it's pretty normal and it happens in every game, that if a player is given the window to create an advantage over others, they will take that opportunity and use it. So it's up to managments to prevent that and take care of their game.

Depends on who you consider a mallrat. This term originated from people with sportscars meeting and chatting in Mirror Park mall. But that's long gone.

I see nothing wrong there. People meet all the time. Characters people know as Mallrats today, are self-insert fantasies. Wealthy, yes. Have a gun, yes. Is young, yes.

Will use a gun if given opportunity? Yes. Is a hardass? Yes. These characters can be anyone from Celty Sturlusson copies on speedbikes with cat hair helmets to playboys with drug business on the side who think they own the world. 

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