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  • Sapphire

henlo it me, grongle.

Having been mostly active for about half a year now playing on the server, I have personally seen some ups and downs in my recent time playing, from super enjoyable storylines to a complete lack of motivation to get on. In light of recent lore events attempting tp blow new life into the server, and  establish a balance to the ratio of staff and player influenced RP, I was curious about what people think of their experience on the server in recent times.

Personally, I have enjoyed most of my time roleplaying. I've had a long period of PvP oriented/focused gameplay, that I didn't exactly enjoy, as I felt like it halted a lot of other storylines I wanted to pursue. Other than that all of my interactions have, by large, been good. The majority of people I interact with seem to put good effort into their roleplay, and the cross group interactions are really interesting.

I guess my questions are:

Which were your best and worst moments?
Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?
Would you like to see any shift or change?

Discuss ^^

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  • MVP

Which were your best and worst moments?

Recently the best moments are just fucking about with the Transporter boys, may it be selling cars, stealing cars or bullying Turk. Recently, the worst moments have been the last 2 lore events I took part in.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

Not really, would like to play less but when you work from home and have to choose between work and looting NWAF, you bet I'm coming for that gear.


Would you like to see any shift or change?

There are too many changes to list here. Biggest one would be the map, but for that to happen we also need to change the playerbase.

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  • Diamond
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Best time? Running around and RPing as the VMSZ and RPing with the CLF and RAC and RF. Or any time we had HUBS

Worst time? The government event.

Change? For people to stop hating on others and stop this negativity, pessimism, hypocrisy, and just fucking RP! Plus much more but I'm not writing it all down. 😄 And increase loot spawns to end the Gear complaining. 

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Best time: Being part of The Lost Highway during the Anarchist threats and attacks, felt like i was part of the resistance or something. Also i enjoyed every single moment of playing as Arthur Armel (a.k.a creepy biker helmet guy), who is now unfortunately dead. I really liked posting threatening notes around Berezino (for rp reasons related to my character's goals) and seeing a reaction from the bar. I appreciated them following the RP instead of ignoring it completely. 

Worst time: The ridiculous rule-play i witness from time to time.  When i played as Richard and was hanging around Cherno school a few months back for instance, someone initiated on me, told me to put my hands up. Before doing so, i took my mask and threw it on the ground in frustration. The dude takes that as me not complying and immediately kills me, because that is what a normal human being would have done. (This is just an example). 

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently? Overall yes. Somehow i enjoy talking as a creepy bastard or a rude french guy. 

Would you like to see any shift or change? Yes. Prioritize role-play over rule-play. People should focus on creating interesting stories. People that are only interested in PVP can join a PVP or Deathmatch server. Also, as someone who mainly plays alone, the game is often boring and tedious when trying to reach hot spots like the bar or Novaya Petrovka. I read somehwere about admins and LMs doing  small events/interactions from time to time even with players that are traveling alone. I thought that was an interesting solution to that. 

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  • MVP

Which were your best and worst moments?:

2014-2017, golden years of dayzrp, everything that happened during the ZBOR period was great, aside from the usual forum drama of course.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?:

No, not at all, things have changed so much and I have less patience to deal with the bullshit at this point. It's just not worth the effort anymore.


Would you like to see any shift or change?:

Im pessimistic at this point, I don't believe people are capable of changing for the betterment of the rp as most people have main character syndrome and seem to be more concerned with how they can avoid having to do anything they didn't plan on doing by making an IC problem OOC. It's been like this for a long time, which is why I play for a month or two, and then go on another hiatus, cause things have not improved.

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  • Game Master
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Which were your best and worst moments?:
Probably when we lost our first firefight in Nameless, one of my favourite moments on DayZRP that affirmed to me that I am playing with the right people. We had a laugh about it and then got revenge the next day, no drama, no toxicity, just friends having fun. 

Roleplay wise, this still remains as my favourite initiation I have ever done:

Spoiler

 

Worst moment in DayZRP, probably the period after S-GRU and then the drama that ensued around Cerberus. Nothing was fun around that time, not due to the group I was in, but because of forum toxicity, staff doing clown shit and not being listened to.

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?: Yeah, I wouldn't play otherwise. Not sure I like the way events are being run and I'm unhappy with some staff members, but overall my time spent in game is enjoyable.

Would you like to see any shift or change?: I'd prefer a new map, even Livonia at this rate.

One thing I'd like is if folks would stop acting like bigmen and then shitting their cacks in game when they get pulled up on. It gets tiresome when people think a group and some numbers makes them better at the game or roleplay 🥴

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  • MVP
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3 hours ago, Checster1999 said:

When i played as Richard and was hanging around Cherno school a few months back for instance, someone initiated on me, told me to put my hands up. Before doing so, i took my mask and threw it on the ground in frustration. The dude takes that as me not complying and immediately kills me, because that is what a normal human being would have done.

Hello gamer, it is me, the one who shot you. smile.png.1cf2b5885116eb30f6f7f766c6d8bf80.png I remember this encounter well and what actually happened was that I had previously told you never to return to the school or I would kill you, then when I initiated you began walking away and said we should "just go our separate ways", not complying to my demand, so you got domed. I don't particularly care, which is why I didn't report you for NVFL at the time - just thought I would clear up the misinformation!

Now onto the thread.

Which were your best and worst moments?

My best moments were mostly long ago, back when the groups were a bit more original however some of the most fun I've had on the server since returning last Summer was actually all with people who were (at the time) entirely new faces to me. Some examples that come to mind are @Poster, @Frequency, @Burak, @tz and others. Worst moments have been all since my return as well, from stale and unoriginal hostile roleplay consisting of shuffling, sprinting around and awkward silence (as seen in above post), to "hub roleplay", which seems to give people this idea that we are playing on some kind of arma life server where they can just sprint around, climbing things just to jump off of them and making clear OOC jokes with their friends. Having a laugh with your boys sometimes is all well and good but it gets to a point where it's just cringe.

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

No, and I don't see myself playing anytime in the foreseeable future until I am confident things have changed for the better.

Would you like to see any shift or change?

Stricter group requirements, a revert to the old KOS rights, new map, rulebreaks actually punished and for OOC "clique" clan tags to be disallowed, this isn't a call of duty server back in 2007 and I think it's high time we get some individuality back in the community. It isn't a good look. I could go on for a while about many other issues that need to be addressed, but for the sake of my warning history I'll leave it at that.

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  • Diamond
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Which were your best and worst moments?

Best moment way back before SA, 2013-2015, good times.

Worst time, 2018 had low player activity, 2020 was worst OOC wise, felt like people just wanted others banned for petty reasons.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

No, why? Read my statements below.


Would you like to see any shift or change?

Remove trading, remove Rpgs and grenade launchers. Add some hoarding rules and make robbing people more frowned upon unless it fits RP wise with your character or group. Crack down on OOC shit, hard bans, minimal pardons, shit like that destroys communities if not taken care of early. More Q/As with admins and gamemasters.

 

I dont see the RP aspects of firefights involving 8 rpgs and grenade launcher spam.

I see too much robbery RP compared to just talking to people and developing storylines that way.

I feel like people avoid others and large groups since they are afraid of getting robbed and thus RP encounters and quality suffers.

People take ingame actions way too serious, OOC hate for certain groups and members have not improved since last time i played here.

I despise traders and trading systems in general, AI elements in a roleplay server should be kept at minimum to events only. I dont want to play Dayz SA Overpoch...

People are way too trigger happy and gear focused, if you want 100 custom guns with attachments in your shitty shack you hid in the forest, play Call of Duty or Escape from Tarkov

 

That being said, there are still people around that bring the roleplay quality up to what used to be the dayzrp standard. We need more of those people, you know who you guys are, i love you for it. 

 

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  • Emerald

Which were your best and worst moments?

Best moments were definitely back in the old days when I was in the OG New Moon, definitely a golden age of roleplay on this server and shît just ain’t been the same since then, made a lot of friends I still play with to this day.

A close second is definitely playing Jaysh Allah, being the people that everyone was genuinely afraid of on the server was fun as fûck and I’d love to do it again.

My worst time would probably be the most recent time I was on the server, as most of the RP i encountered on the server was barebones and lame and every time we got into firefights with our IC enemies it always devolved into forum flame fests and that shit was weak.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

For the most part

Would you like to see any shift or change?

The change I want is unrealistic because it would require a lot of people who aren’t on the server anymore to magically come back and start playing again, for me the server will never be as good as it was before because of the people inhabiting it. The whole style of RP that seems popular right now is just lame imo.

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  • Diamond

Which were your best and worst moments?

Best moments are probably playing as Sergei Zerenov with the OG roses under @XxGrAipYyxX. Also wandering around the map with random people as Erin Wellington before I joined the roses. Hanging out with @Mr Ice as the mafia against @YAKMOUTH was pretty aight. Hanging with friends at the bar and apocalyptic radio has also been fun. Also @Dr Bradley's Asclepius/Azazael was fun. NAC was fun.

Worst is probably the times after I returned on Amnesty. The weird time between when I came back and the lore wipe happened. There was some good, but a lot of it was just mediocre hostile RP and aimless wandering around Livonia and Chernarus.
Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?
Mostly. 
Would you like to see any shift or change?

I would've loved Namalsk to thrive but that isn't gonna happen. A new map would be nice in general. I think its high time we shift away from HubRP. Tired of staring into a campfire for hours waiting for something interesting to happen and I don't run into many people wandering, and when I do it's just "Do you need anything" "Nah" "Aight, boutta head out."

I think HostileRP could definitely improve as well. There haven't been any especially scary groups around, it's all mostly the same.

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  • Sapphire
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Which were your best and worst moments?

Best moments were definitely the days I met my best friends. The worst moment was probably around the 23rd of July, 2013.

Other dishonorable mentions were some of the worst moments that were not necessarily in-game, my dealing with the community and people who have been fostered by the Staff team's decisions over the years. Having been Staff, seeing the worst of the worst.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

Currently? No, obviously. There is little to like.


Would you like to see any shift or change?

Honestly? A purge, probably. Not being afraid of removing those who do not wish to contribute positively. Complete rework of the rules, both in-game rules and community guidelines. Rework of Staff requirements and guidelines. Less strict roleplay, more strict community behavior. Get rid of cliques as a concept, or remove their members from the community if they refuse to get their act together. More coherent and cohesive Staff team, harsher punishments for biased behavior. Harsher punishments against group/herd behavior, etc.

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  • Sapphire

Which were your best and worst moments?

Best moments were chilling with the homies and playing some DayZRP. Cant think of a worst moment


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

I have mixed feelings. Coming back to the community was fun for me and I'm having a blast trying something that I haven't done for such a long time. But there's to much OOC Salt.


Would you like to see any shift or change? Yes. I would like to see the Win/PVP Mentality of Campfire RPers to diminish. Better group requirements and rules, as it stands there is too many "Campfire RP" groups which makes for stale rp. From the community side of things, I wish some people were able to have tough skin; I feel like there is too much OOC Salt and should be addressed. Rules being reworked on certain community problems. When Esseker comes out, I'd like to see it be used instead of the same ol' boring Chernarus.

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This is just a point of view from my month on the server before work took over with people quitting.

 

Which were your best and worst moments? Best moment- Seeing people involved with our roleplay of trying to send out a rescue signal and everyone getting along somewhat. My worst moment- Setting up a base when I was solo and in the process of joining a the Highway, Everyday I would wake up and see parts of my doorway torn down so people could just crawl under every other morning when I had free time.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently? I was not totally happy with the time I spent. The people I met were all awesome but outside groups messing with our progress made it more of chore.


Would you like to see any shift or change? I would like to see in the next season. A LOT less hate towards hubs and foreign characters. If the lore team didn't want foreign characters, they would put in the apps to only make Cherno Russians. New Eden is an example of people trying to make a safe gathering place and proceeding to be wiped and attacked everyday until people were tired of being attacked and raided and left the settlement group to play different characters.

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  • Emerald
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Not going to comment on much if anything past this current lore as my memory is quite hazy and I've taken a long break since restarting at the beginning of this lore. Also, nostalgia tends to clouds how I view things.

 

Which were your best and worst moments?

- Best moments for this lore has honestly, just been vibing with groups I've been a part with. New Divide, Spero, Belic Bar have all provided me with great memories and I've met some very good frendos from it. Even when running dynamically, I've met some great people. The RP has been great.

Edit: I also miss the early days of the this lore. When civilian RP was fun and firefights were interesting and not just a spam of 50 rounder 308 mags and explosives.

 

- Worst moments are honestly just the times when people start OOC drama either for the sake of it or to intentionally get other community members banned. It's a fucking role play server. This shit ain't that deep mate.  Chill the fuck out and vibe. 


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

- I'm probably spending like twice the amount of time on the server than I should be. It's been fun and I've met great friends, but its also a fucking video game and I got more important shit I should be paying attention to.


Would you like to see any shift or change?

- A shift away from trying to find something to get mad at. Stop trying to get community members banned for no reason. A shift towards vibing. Also as I've stated here, there's been a shift towards the PVP mentality that leads to boring one dimensional characters that I personally, am not a fan of. 

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Which were your best and worst moments?

Best memory, literally my entire time on Namalsk with the Alakit community: from the adventures, the intrigue, an actual external threat in the form of the weather and the blackouts, it made the time there feel more tense and the RP also felt more natural.

The bad/mixed: Since coming back to Chernarus it's felt a bit down hill: the government event wasn't great, the cultists were dull to the point I just stopped playing and when I came back i found out "oh they're dead now" cool.


Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

Honestly with offline raiding and poor RP, I would say it hasn't been worth spending that much time lately. I will probably be taking a break during the current event.


Would you like to see any shift or change?

This is a tough one because this is really dependent on all of us including myself. I'd love to see offline raiding being deterred a bit: of course I know the true focus here is RP and not gear RP, but you do end of the day in a survival focused game spanning a 256 SQM map, do need gear to survive. Plus I rather be raided while I'm actually there to create some tense moments as opposed to me logging on and "oh my stuff is gone." I mean leave a note, give me an ultimatum. Make raiding interesting and weave a story with it as opposed to waiting for people to go to bed. I don't care about the loot, I just want a reason to be IC mad about being raided so it can kick off a tale of vengeance, or a truce. 

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I think the RP is great and I am really enjoying the server!

My best time on the server is every time I log on because the roleplay is really good and I enjoy it!

 

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  • Emerald

Which were your best and worst moments?

I can't think of anything in particular that was my worst moments on the server. On the forums? Sure. I guess the worst was kinda when near the end of 2019 got pretty toxic in game in terms of PvP. I couldn't log in for 5 mins (Not exaggerating) when our compound was initiated on and the straw that kinda broke the camel's back was when I logged in one day and was just outright RDM'd but according to a staff member at the time, it was valid because I was in a official group that chose not to comply so I was free rights to kill. (Yet I had no idea any initiation had happened, I had just woken up and logged in.)

Best moments? I'd say just making friends and enjoying certain groups with them. I can't think of anything that was outstanding or stood out to me considering other games I've RP'd in the past where I've felt genuine emotion.

DayZRP has moreso felt like a mix of G-Mod RP and VR Chat when I've been playing it the last year. Back in 2019, I think it was already headed in that direction but you still had some solid RPers and solid groups that gave me hope. Not sure what happened in 2020 since I only kinda joined back at the tail end of that year, but I think the LORE Wipe had something to do with it.

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

Currently? I'm indifferent, I can play on the server, sure. Is it my life and I NEED to play on it to have fun? Not really. It's like going on some big ass roller coaster a hundred times and then asking me if I want to go again? I kinda know what I'm in for anytime I log in now, nothing feels new or fresh. It doesn't even feel like a zombie apocalypse happened, the storylines that used to exist are kinda slowly just dying out.

Would you like to see any shift or change?

Personally? Think we're far too gone for change. I don't picture DayZRP even being a thing by 2025. (Maybe even sooner than that.)

Whenever I mention to people from other RP communities that I played on DayZRP, they give a disgusted reaction. I think that alone speaks volumes on how bad the reputation of this community has become. From toxicity to roleplay quality.

Not sure what else there is to fix, everyone's already brought up their suggestions and anytime we incorporate those changes. Not much changes.

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  • Sapphire

Which were your best moments

when I wasn’t looking at the forums 

which were your worst moments

when I signed into the forums

Am I happy with my time spent on the server currently

as of current I spend no time on the server so yes I am happy with my no time spent on the server

would I like to see a shift or change

uhm well. For a pretty long time I usually blamed all my gripes with the server on staff. Not really putting too much thought into it. Staff really ain’t that bad. -Snip- But my eyes have opened to the community. I came to this community a year or 2 ago and since then the only thing I’ve heard is toxicity. Toxicity about a group of people with matching letters flaming a group of people with some also matching letters until one leaves the server. And I think forums are a big part of that. This place is terrible. People’s reports are plastered for everyone to see. Ammunition for people to flame you with. Discussions are not anonymous for ammunition for people to flame. Staff are very lenient with some and just don’t out right ban people for flaming. Honestly I’m guilty I should be permed. 
 

this here. This little message. This is an apology to anyone I’ve wronged or flamed or hurt in any way on this server. It really wasn’t worth it and it’s really just a game.🙏 

-USER HAS BEEN WARNED FOR A PORTION OF THIS POST-

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  • Diamond
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Roleplay is what you make it, if its boring I'd say its because you're actions have lead it to be boring, same way if its fun and/or interesting. Playing George Adebowale has been the most fun I've ever had on the server. Mainly cause I have created the character in a way that is flexible, a very good balance of serious/interesting Roleplay and Roleplay which is fun (fun to me atleast) and I can jump between the two styles. There has been other outside influences of course like meeting other people/groups and involving myself in their RP and storylines.

My advice to others would be to try and be the change you want on the server, even if it means going in a completely new direction and having to meet new friends. For me its this, I want people to have fun whenever they come across me IG, whether its complete and utter madness from George or its one of those moments when things are serious and they see a side to George they weren't expecting and it still leads them to having fun. Roleplay for me is about the other people, if everyone focuses on creating a cool/good experience for others, you will then end up creating a good experience for yourself.

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Which were your best and worst moments?

My best moments were on both my first character, Angie, running with the Belics and now with Tammy, running with the El Familia. Great RP'ers within both bunches and lots of intersecting RP between both groups. My worst RP moments have been recently on the run from the CLF with no opportunity or way to bring an end to the manhunt.

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

I was until the recent events with CLF and the people behind their leadership began coming after El Familia (and others) ICly and OCCly, in my opinion. It's no secret that some people would like to get rid of 'hubs' but people have a natural tendency to group together. It's in our psychology. No matter what, it will happen and trying to pick on people who have grouped together and created a base, is insane and will be the death of this server. Giving El Familia three days to leave the country and refusing to talk otherwise is bad RP. It's basically telling us in a way to 'leave the server'. It sucks to feel that way.

Would you like to see any shift or change?

I would like to see a shake up of staff. There are toxic feelings towards the players that are sending the server into a death spiral and I feel that fresh eyes would help. Either from outside the community or from within the ranks of those who have put in the hours to make the game amazing for others. I've noticed some staff are inactive in game but active on forums and we need a lot more people that are active in game. I feel that would help a lot towards goodwill to the community.

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  • Lore Master
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Which were your best and worst moments?

My best moments were with my character Viktor Petrov (this lore).  I had so much fun with this character, changing from a loyal soldier to a inhumane piece of shit traitor.

My worst RP moments have been the ones where people can't deal with the consquenses of their actions IC so they hop on the forums and flame there. I've saw it last lore and i'm seeing it this lore. Im glad we added PK rules so things like that dont happen that often.

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

I am very happy with my time on the server. Being a part of CLF is great. We start so many storylines and overal people enjoy the RP we are giving. We always try to give people a way out instead of PVPing non stop. I also met alot of new people in there which I play with on a daily basis.

Would you like to see any shift or change?

Im pretty sure alot is going to change now that @AndreyQ and @Stagsview joined the lore team. I know they will bring some juicy lore events to the server.

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  • Emerald

Which were your best and worst moments? (all this lore am whitename sorry guys xx)

McCoomer and co (First group i was ever part of), AJ Line, being an indian chicken man and small time celebrity on the island of chernoroos

Lowkey flaming @UniiLR (sorry), All of namalsk shit was cool for like 1 hour, When @The Preacher got permd for a bit now i wish he stayed permd 

Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

No,  i barely log in, last time i actually had proper fun on the server was with @Final TurkRP, before that must have been ages ago, some bits and bobs like SPERO were pretty good but overall no.

Would you like to see any shift or change?

Idk, now that there seems to be a focus on lore again (felt like it dropped when stags left) i guess shit will get better

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Which were your best and worst moments?

One time a group of 5 surrendered to me, a lone russian man with an SKS, because they thought I was trying to bait them into initiating on me. I didn't even get that mad, I just got pissed they shot my deer that I was hunting for 20 minutes up to that point. Kirill was pretty confused and tried to get them to put their hands down, saying "You can just have the kill, I... uh. Uhm. Sorry, did not mean frighten..." Before backing off and letting them run away. Weird, but funny. 
Are you happy with your time spent on the server currently?

Yeah, I enjoy it. It's a running simulator definitely, and it gets repetitive, but overall its great!

Would you like to see any shift or change?

- Base raiding hours: People shouldn't be allowed to raid bases during low pop times. It'll screw over our late-nighters (sorry!), but make bases more viable a concept. Allows hub RPers to focus on rping instead of rebuilding their broken base, allows hostile RPers to raid bases that aren't empty half the time. Systems that i've seen work prior are 1 PM EST - 10 PM EST. If your worried that this will end in a thousand white-names blocking off your favorite loot spots, you can tack on a caveat that only official groups get this privilege. 

- Better player retention systems: Teach people who want to RP how to RP.  Good roleplayers come from bad roleplayers. While some community members actively try and take new guys under their wing, staff supported systems should be put in place and should not only be available, but actively promoted and pushed onto the new people. A little more effort will go a long way.

- Relax the hostile RP rules: I honestly feel bad for bandits, having to jump through hoop after hoop to do their roleplay. Villainy requires a higher bar definitely, but the rules are just suffocating to people wanting to try something. 

- Self-policing: Bad apples ruin the bunch. Hostile RPers should be policing their peers more, so should campfire RPers. Staff can't do this though, thats up to people like me, whitenames with nothing to lose. I know i'll do my part, what says you?

- Make game harder pls: Remember when it was hard to stay happy and healthy? I do! DayZRP is still DayZ, having ample ammunition, food, and medicine is kind of ignoring the whole end of the world. Lower everything. Make acts of charity meaningful, make bandits more of an (IC) asshole for stealing your can of beans. Boost prices at applicable traders to reflect this newfound scarcity. 

-  Be nice: Seen a lot of people try to weasel their way into a victim card. Criticism is a personal attack, critique is toxicity, -10000, horrible idea do not add. Most of us are 18+, lets try acting like it! I know, I know, i'm preaching to the choir with this one but still, just something I wanna add. be nice and have a bit of empathy. 

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