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    Link to the situation: Multiple things 1: General attitude 2: Heavy-handedness/overly strict Feedback: 1. Your general attitude and behavior as of late shows you to be out of touch with what is actually occurring on the server and in the community, and shows that you've made very irrational decisions recently as well as in the past. The first link shows that you don't understand what is actually happening on the server, which is very troublesome as you are doing things that are meant to restrict and constrain hostile RP. However, because most of the server is peaceful if not neutral, you're really just fucking over the minority of people who do play as hostile characters and bandits. Yes, this is your community and your server, but when you put forth suggestions, rule changes, etc or just make changes (especially some that have drastic effects on the RP and gameplay) without taking into account what your staff team says or what the community thinks about the idea, you are going to piss off a lot of people and push a lot of people away from the community. With our current population, this is something that cannot happen. The more people you piss off and push away, the less revenue the site has, the standard of RP lowers, and the server numbers continue to get lower. If you this community is to survive, we need to attract new players and keep our current ones. This community could not handle another tendy-wave of the same size as the first one. The second link has you saying the following "I am primarily thinking of some PvPers initiating on everyone and destroying the event". This shows that you are extremely negative against banditry or people who happen to get into PVP more than others. You believe that hostile RP would ruin everything and destroy it all, when in fact it could potentially create some interesting RP. Of course, you'd never know that because you avoid any and all hostile RP (even the potential for hostile RP) that comes your way. Hostile/bandit RP is still RP. PVP can be a byproduct of that. Nobody is ever forced into PVP. If they get initiated on, and don't comply, their death is their fault. Their life is in their own hands, unless a mistake or a rulebreak occurs. The fact that you're severely restricting hostile RP just because you don't like it, and just because you think it's a majority of the server is very worrying. If you want people to have fun in your community, you need to cater to more than just one type of RP. Thirdly, your replies on this status update also show that you have a terrible attitude towards certain playstyles and groups of people within the community. I will go more in depth on your replies and behavior in the status update and the circumstances surrounding the status update in my next bit of feedback, but for this part, I will focus on the following quote: "I am tired of that PvP banter shit that's going on currently and people treating rule 5.1 like a fucking joke". Nobody is treating rule 5.1 as a joke, as you suggest they are. This gives off the idea that you are extremely against any and all PVP. Again, nobody is forced into PVP unless a rulebreak occurs. The issue of people solely seeking out PVP is no longer as big as you think it is. The people who have abused the rules have been dealt with. You can relax with your persecution of anybody titled a PVPer now. Lastly, and I have no links for this, but people have been denied staff positions simply because of who they are friends with. I could understand if the person who was denied has shown to have a terrible attitude towards others, posts flamey or inappropriate things constantly, or any other negative things like those, but to deny someone simply because of who they are friends with is terrible. It once again shows that you have some sort of hate or focused negativity for a certain group of people. As the leader of a community, I would think that you'd want to be welcoming to everybody and remain at the very least neutral with active members of your community. Obviously you're human and have your own emotions and own opinions, but if you expect others in your community to behave well and be positive members in the community, perhaps it would be a good idea to follow the same guidelines you enforce on the members of your community. Nobody likes a hypocrite. 2. The first link of the second spoiler above shows the situation in which you permanently banned someone over them saying that they understood that what they did was a rulebreak. I understand that he did have a bit of an attitude, but permanently banning someone over some things that are so miniscule is way too heavyhanded. I did not agree with that at the time, and I still do not agree with that action. Giving them 5-10 warning points would have sufficed better, and it would have ensured that we didn't unnecessarily lose someone/multiple others from the community for something so small. The above link shows that their is a history of this behavior. The second link happened yesterday, and shows the situation in which you revoked the whitelist of someone for posting a literally harmless joke in an offtopic thread. @Boston Basher posted the following: "PVP > RP". This was posted in a thread titled "Unpopular opinions". Seeing as how the thread was in the offtopic section, the standards for warnings in that section is more lax. Likewise, other posts in the thread were humorous and clearly jokes. Posting a joke about enjoying PVP over RP was on the same level as the previous posts in the thread. Even if the statement was a fully serious one, stating that you enjoy PVP more than RP, revoking somebody's whitelist over that is so tyrannical and stupid that it is dumbfounding. The following links (1, 2, 3) show you taking it completely seriously and massively blowing things out of proportion. I know for a fact that what he said was no worth any sort of punishment. If anybody else but you had looked at the post, the same outcome would not have occurred. These are just some of the examples of you blowing things out of proportion or responding in disproportionate ways. I already stated above that the more things you do to piss off members in your community, the more it hurts the community and the worse it will be. You need to be careful with your actions and behavior, or else another chicken tendy wave WILL happen again. The whole tendy wave began after Echo received arguably unjustified points for a picture of a chicken nugget that was in the shape of a penis. Of course, some of the behaviors he showed along with his friends afterwards were not appropriate, however, that is not the point. Giving out unjust warnings and permabanning people for bullshit reasons will piss off a lot of people, and rightfully so. Nobody likes to feel like they were wronged, and when it happens multiple times, or it's shown that it happens many times to other people that they care about, they're going to react in terrible ways. Unless you want another tendy wave to happen, please follow my suggestions below. Suggestions for improvement: Take a backseat when it comes to running the community. Take care of everything else outside of implementing and enforcing rules, and allow the many staff members that have been recruited for the sole purpose of running the community for you, do their job. Everybody panics when you say "I got this". That is not a good sign. That shows that you are unpredictable and have a short fuse. Your actions are hurting the community, but you don't seem to realize that. The community is better and runs more smoothly when you are inactive, so please for the sake of the community, let your staff team do the task that they are here to do in the first place. Calling @Rolle for his POV. Please provide any video evidence you have.
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    Link to the situation: N/A Any supporting evidence or notes: I definitely don't have any but there are pictures and video circulating. Feedback: I have been talking with several people about this and I feel it was time to address the owner of the community in which this takes place. What I am speaking about has been occurring since I joined the community but from hearing about more recent and blatant occurrences it has lead me to write this. In the past there have been several occurrences of internet pedophilia and pornography with minors depicted of people in this community. Some examples of this, with no names said, are a Skype stream of a 17 year old girl masturbating in front of other minors and adults doing the same thing. Nude pictures of an 18 year old being sent to a 15 year old. Spoken sexual harassment to minors in the community as well. As well as The mass circulation of these photos and the constant talk about these acts. I personally know all about this which is saying something because I am really a no name in this community and I am really only known for an example of pedophilia which I will PM you about in depth after I post this because it needs to addressed and I have waited to long. My point is that I, a no name, know in detail about all of these acts so that leads me to believe that you too know even more about hem then I do. What shocks me is that in most cases nothing is done about this. Instead you focus more on banning people who criticize you and simply turn a blind eye to this. Now I only know what I see on the commutation and it affirms my prior statement. In fact in the case of one of these cases of the spreading of pornography depicting minors a member of staff focused solely on crushing rumors of one of the spectators owning photographic records of this instead of punishing those involved and the person who made the porn itself. It was completely swept under the rug from mine and others point of view. In fact, in the past the victim was permanently banned for it and not perpetrator. They have been able to to stay in the community. This is just my opinion of what I know occurred and what I've seen done by the current and Ex-staff. I'm not trying to be the Corey Feldman of Dayzrp right now and this has nothing to do with the current political climate surrounding this type of thing I just thought that now would be a good time to address it. Suggestions for improvement: Put this problem at the forefront of your mind and at the top of your list of things to deal with in the community before it comes back to bite the community on it's collective ass. You might think that it was all done by the persons involved choices and the responsibility doesn't fall on you but it most certainly does. All these people met on your gaming community and the people who posses the aftermath circulate it with other people in your community. You are fully responsible to take the necessary actions to make sure the current and past perpetrators are stopped and punished for the actual CRIMES they committed inside your community.
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    Link to the situation: Any supporting evidence or notes: See above friends. Feedback: Hello Jim, I am a concerned community member in possession of an audio/visual recording of you behaving poorly whilst in a conversation, acting in a staff member's capacity, with several community members and staff members. Overall I found your conduct to be extremely unprofessional, your attitude biased and your demeanour to be absolutely unrepresentative of what a staff member should be. For context, my fellow roleplayers, my friend @Para is the current group owner of the Nexum Co. group, a group of slave traffickers consisting of security of various nationalities, beliefs and creeds, slaves with the same diversity and, of course, a cast of roleplayers with whom I have had the privilege to roleplay with. As somebody who has roleplayed extensively, with over 1400 hours logged in DayZRP in the last year, I feel as if there is some credence lent to my judgement regarding what is good and bad roleplay. With that being said, on to the meat of the situation. Nexum Co. met the PCC, a group of left-leaning, self-proclaimed communists and socialists, in the town of Vybor. Roleplay ensued, my character disliked the fact that communists were in South Zagoria, once again trying to organise due to the previously negative history of communist uprisings in Chernarus. The culture of Chernarus is so virulently fearful of and anti-communist that laws were passed to suspend their capacity to organise and unify. It is no surprise that my character and the characters of those whom you and yours would denounce as bad roleplayers are virulently anti-communist, as they are products of their backwards, uneducated and cultural setting. Such is their hatred that they would hurl various insults at them, as discussed in the video, as well as maintain a general air of hostility towards a foreign, taboo presence in their country. This is how our characters should be roleplayed, I have no complaints in that regard, however, you, though you were not present for the situation whatsoever, and your friends, seemed to take issue with our roleplay. As such, a discussion was in order to hash out our differences and come to a reasonable compromise. As is evident from the video, as well as your people's behaviour prior to and during our recording, this was evidently not your intention. When I entered the room, I, as well as my friends, were told that our roleplay is trash and that we are bad roleplayers. Needless to say, I was not recording, but I was suitably irritated by somebody I've never met before calling my roleplay shit. However, we continued the conversation and seemed to be getting somewhere for a bit, then, as seen in the video, it went downhill as most of your people seemed to be irritated not because we dropped the homophobic F word or that we were virulently anti-communist, but simply because the roleplay did not go their way. This shit happens and both you and the people of your group, aside from Cosmo, in that room, evidently have not learned this important lesson. Anyway, aside from the insults and general pettiness, the conversation really wasn't going anywhere because your people were grasping at straws but, as he does most of the time, Para tried to be reasonable and offered a compromise. As is seen in the video, he agreed that we will have an internal group discussion about the matter and decide what to do then. This was fully supported by myself and Saffy but, alas, this was not good enough for you and your friends. Instead of ending the conversation on an amicable note, you continued on, making subtle threats about taking things to Rolle, using the large number of staff in the group as an excuse to intercede and, most of all, left the conversation like an immature child when you didn't get your way. Now, as a regular community member, being browbeaten by a staff member in a TS channel for roleplaying my character does not sit well with me at all. There were several things wrong with you being in that situation, namely the inherent bias you possess as you are a member of the PCC, so anything you say to Rolle regarding this really should be taken with a grain of salt; you were also not present for the discussed situation yet you deigned to intercede and denounce our roleplay as bad and, what's more, attempted to force change on us as a group simply because your friends told you that we are shit roleplayers. How you can pass judgement and attempt to force change as somebody with that degree of personal involvement, without being involved in the complained situation, is beyond my meagre abilities of comprehension. Overall, you demonstrated a bias as obvious as a ten inch penis, involved yourself in a situation which you knew nothing about, which also involved your group members, and, furthermore, decided to leave the conversation before its natural conclusion because we weren't folding to your bullying tactics. It was unimpressive to witness as a community member, and that is as nicely as it can be phrased. Suggestions for improvement: Don't threaten community members, vaguely or otherwise, do not involve yourself or attempt to act in a staff capacity when there is evident self-interest in a situation and, finally, act in a manner befitting the title "Co-owner" of this community.
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    Link to the situation: Any supporting evidence or notes: No because you won't read them anyway, I will just get to the bulk of the feedback that you will probably also ignore. Feedback: Fact 1. This was a fairly poor written response, back during my time in staff people were actually expected to put thought into their closing statements it's a shame that you're not. But then again you never had to put anything towards your rank other than money so I'm not surprised in this. Fact 2: I did not directly call any Transgender in this thread mentally Ill. I suppose one can argue indirectly yes I did as you stated in your "Closing statement" , I was merely stating that maybe Macbrine and Joe should not make fun of those people. Allow me to explain: We are constantly fed a narrative that we should not make fun of "transgender" people because it is discrimination and the deeper argument behind this narrative that if you do indeed tell them that they have a problem and tell them that they are not the gender they truly believe they are it is bullying and is the reason that 46% of most young transgender people commit suicide. This is entirely false. We as human beings should not mainstream delusion it is unhealthy and unethical. The fact that those numbers of suicide are only equivalent with Jews under Nazi Germany rule should really speak to you on something. Because I can tell you this, they are definitely not treated the same, and if you believe this you are as delusional as the people with this illness, that need help, and should really considering taking a read in any history book. So the only logical conclusion for even an untrained professional in the medical field to come to is that there is something deeper than just a bullying issue, it is a deep seeded mental issue, This progressive movement that holds these beliefs true are actually the most regressive form of people and you, are showing this exact attitude in this appeal. If anything I was telling people to not joke about such a thing, to not laugh at such a thing, as it is not funny. We do not tell schizophrenic people such as my mother that the people that they are afraid of in the walls are real, and that society is just being mean to them by telling them they're not. We do not laugh in the face of bi-polar people when they have breakdowns and freak the fuck out. We help these people seek treatments for the disorders, encourage them to get help by making them face facts even if it is sad and harsh, trust me no one wants to be diagnosed with these issues. I could literally go on and on all day and explain to you that why ignoring these facts are bad for these people but I will not because you will not read this anyway more than likely. Either way, it is never okay to make fun of the mentally Ill, and the fact that gender identity disorder, now referred to as gender dysphagia is legitimately a mental disorder plaguing people and I choose to address it as such as many others do and I state it is not okay to make fun of these people is utter hogwash. You had no basis for my post to actually be flaming, or actually being hate speech. You simply asked a rhetorical question then /yeeted my thread. With probably one of the saddest excuses for a closing statement that I've seen in a while. Suggestions for improvement: 1) Have some fucking pride in your work and what you say, because as an administrator that closing statement was pathetic. 2) Become educated on issues before you have an opinion, because it is clear that you are not when it comes to this topic. 3) Stop being ignorant when it comes to facts such as this, it is only hurting these people, not helping them get better, as I said we as humans need to stop mainstreaming delusion and need to start calling things what they are.
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    Members of the community, I have been sitting here for about 15 minutes staring at a blank topic creation form, debating with myself the best way to ease people into what is going to be a long and critical post, but the more and more I thought on it I came to a realization that I cannot beat around the bush on this issue, so I'll just out and say it. The community is dying, and it's all YOUR fault. Yes you, the person sitting behind the computer reading this post. You are the reason the community is dying, and you are the only one that can stop it. I know it sounds pretty finger pointy, but the fact is that I too am part of the problem, and unless we ALL take steps to fix the community, then frankly it will not last much longer. The evidence is, quite frankly, depressing (See a post on statistics here). When I joined the community back in early 2015 there were 2 servers., A few months later there were 4, and all of them had queues to get into during prime time. During that time there was never not someone to roleplay with. You could throw a stone and hit 3 groups of five just randomly about the triangle (which back then consisted of green mountain to the south, the airfield to the north, and Novy to the east). Sense then however the numbers have dwindled due in part to several reasons such as the lack of content updates, a larger number of the community having been banned either voluntarily or otherwise, and a complete stagnation of RP. Now the first two examples I have given, there is not much YOU can do about it (except if you are Rolle/staff in which case I'll get to that later). What you can do however is attempt to fix the latter part of the three issues I have presented. Attempt to fix the stagnation of RP. Now some of the things I am about to suggest may sound easy in essence, but in practice are going to prove rather difficult. Others, however are going to irritate a lot of people and might even cause people to get at one another on finger pointing, but I'll be frank. Everyone is at fault. No finger pointing necessary. So here we go. The stagnation of roleplay is, by far, one of the largest issues that plague the community. It has been there from the start, even when 4 servers were present, however it wasn't as noticeable at the time due mostly in part to the fact that there was such a massive amount of people to interact with that even when stagnation was present it wasn't likely you had seen it all. However now that the numbers dwindle, dipping below 40 more often than not, and often enough dipping below 20 players active, it is quite obvious that it is present. The first thing that has led to stagnation is simple, everyone has continued to play the same character in either essence or in name since they started on the server. Now theoretically that is good as you can roleplay out how your character evolves over time, or you can remain in your niche even on a new character due to the fact that your new character still feels familiar. However when everyone is doing this it frankly leads to one of the most boring things you can fathom. Predictability. The more you play the same character, run with the same or similar groups, behave in the same way, the more that people will immediately know what to expect coming from your roleplay. The bandits will always be quick to anger, finding any slight against them as a means to initiate. The campfire roleplayers will always be friendly, welcoming you and aiding you however they can, the medical RPers will always do just that, provide medical RP. People talk about showing there characters evolution over time but, breaking it down, has anyone's characters' really changed? Or have you just become so caught up in what is routine that you are content. If you want to fix this, try something new. Bandits, try backing off for once, interacting with the people, sitting down at the campfires. Maybe even attempt to make a campfire RP character every now and then. Campfire RPers, try making a hostile character (shout out to @Mademoiselle here for doing just this), be aggressive, hold someone up. Everyone try playing something new, something different, and keep changing. Make it so that every time someone meets you again for the first time on a new character they don't actually know what they will get. Make them approach you apprehensively until they know just what role you are playing. Maybe one day you are running a pub, then you retire that character for a bit, and the next time people meet you, you are playing a Takistani Terrorist, then a week later you are a survivalist. I think you will find that it becomes not just more enjoyable for those that interact with you, but for yourself as well, as you get to explore things outside your comfort range. Now then, onto the next thing that leads to stagnation. Hiding or isolating yourselves over long distances. Remember how I mentioned before that when there were four full servers there was always someone to interact with? We don't have that luxury anymore. And yet we have become, over time, increasingly more separated as a community. I think it started around .55 or whatever the patch is that created the complete lack of supplies, which (in my opinion) was among the best patches, but more on that later. Now however it is hard to find people to actually interact with aside from the small groups of people that you already interact with on a daily basis. I myself tend to hang around the 'hotspots' as much as possible, but honestly that still usually only accounts for maybe a quarter of the server. The others or setting up in venues away from the hotspots which, while good roleplay of wanting to be off by yourself, is terrible for the community. Take a new player for example. They join and look for someone to interact with. They are excited to meet people and get into roleplay. So they head to the airfield and there's... nothing. They may find one random person who will then spot them, then immediately run off for fear of being robbed. Alright so then they head south to VMC and... same thing. It's just a walkind dead graveyard. Oh, but hey there's that hotspot they heard about. Let's head there. They meet people, talk to them for awhile, and then what? They either have to stay interacting with the same 5 people, or attempt to find others to no avail. Don't think this is a problem? When I was looking around for the UPS group back when I was running with the Black Fangs, I was astounded with where I found them. A group of eight or nine (comprising about a third of the server at the time) had isolated themselves to a single house near debug. Debug, let that sink in. A third of the server that people could interact with had isolated themselves so much that, frankly, no random would ever get to interact with them. Now I get it, you isolate yourselves out there for fear of bandits, or whatever, but in attempting to avoid one type of RP, you instead isolate everyone else off from yourself. Meaning that the interactions that those people are going to get are going to be increasingly boring or repetitive. They might run in to only the one bandit group on the server and assume that that is all there is to roleplay, a bunch of people going around and robbing or strong arming people. Now what do you think that person's perception of the server is going to be? Do you think that they will continue to play after X amount of time? No. They will leave, and the numbers will continue to dwindle. Now I know that this will lead people to go 'Aha, so the bandits are the problem', to which I will say... yes and no. The issue, when it comes to banditry, isn't that it exists or that there are players who enjoy robbing people and getting into firefights, it's that it is becoming predictable and rushed. And again, it's all YOUR fault. Yes, the issue of how bad hostile RP has gotten is even the fault of those that have nothing to do with bandit RP... because they will have nothing to do with bandit RP. Now I have played both sides, and I can tell you that the best bandit RP happens slowly. The escalation is slow, perhaps they are insulted by a couple things you said, but let it slide. Perhaps you are a foreigner so they are already aggravated by your presence. However usually it starts with just veiled threats. However that buildup has disappeared, and the reason it has it simple. The hostile RPers are bored. They run around the map, sometimes for hours looking for someone to present their hostile RP to, only to either have people immediately flee at there presence, suddenly find a need to log, or are simply hiding and yelling on the radio all the time. What this creates however is boredom. The longer they are running around without interaction, the more they want to get to what they consider the 'juicy' stuff, so that when they do finally find someone to interact with, the RP becomes hastened. They start to seem like all they want is the firefight, that they are looking for any reason to initiate, and it's simply because, after 2 hours of running around, that is exactly what they want. Look at the VDV, when we came down to Cherno we were able to interact with people quite often, and even though many of these players are the so called pvp scum of the server, things went surprisingly well. Do you know why? Because they were able to constantly provide their hostile RP without running about for hours on end looking for someone to interact with. The buildup to the fight with the CDF took time, the buildup to the fight with the UN also took time. And the payoff for the players was all the greater for it. They got to enjoy that buildup of growing hostilities, and then when it boiled over they got to enjoy the long overdue fight all the more. Interactions like that however cannot exist without someone to have a buildup with. Now onto the next part of stagnation, and I promise, we are almost there. This one is probably the most vitriolic for growing the RP base, and that is elitism. Many of you have been in the community for years, and have had a chance to develop your RP to where it is. Some of you are pariahs of RP, or come from other communities where you were able to grow it. You know who doesn't always have that luxury? New players. Whitenames as they are so often referred to. These are, often enough, players that are wanting to try something new. Perhaps they come off too super soldiery, perhaps there character choice is somewhat trolly, heck perhaps they are even someone more experienced trying something new. What are they met with? Shunning and reports. If people do not like the RP of a person, rather than working with that person to improve it, they are instead either ignored, or thrown into a report. Then you have the staff look at it and go 'yeah, no, not good enough. 3 day ban'. Now I want you to think on that for a moment. how many people do you think that waited 2 or 3 days to get into a community only to be banned a few days later for again a few days are going to return to your community at all. Sure you can argue that there are tools in place to help them, that there are precious guides or mentors and staff to talk them through things, but let's be honest with ourselves. The only way that people will improve is through first hand experience, and that will only happen if you let them. So don't be so quick to report them and get them banned just because there RP doesn't meet your expectations. Sure you can start the report as a means of contacting them, but try and talk it out with them, try and coach them on what they did and where they can improve. DO NOT BE AN ELITIST PRICK. So yes, stop saying that THEY are the problem, and instead focus on why YOU are. And this is especially true for staff (told you I'd get back to this later), if what I have heard is true. For those of you that haven't heard yet, there is a rumor going about that members of staff (I will not name names, but if it's true you know who you are) had fallen so far into the 'THEY' blame game at one point that they attempted to get @Rolle to ban an entire demographic of RP and all of those who prescribe to it. Thankfully, as the rumor goes, @Rolle and @JimRP denied there request. But that just goes to show that, if we continue to focus on how everyone else is the problem, that all we will do is reduce the community further. Or you know, you can also keep talking about how Beta will fix everything... just like you did with the lorewipe... and like you did with .61... and like you did with... well you get my point.
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    Well the last 6 months have been a roller coaster ride. I've had ups and downs and highs and lows. I have gotten to work with and help a great deal of folks and take part in some pretty neat stuff. I don't want anybody to think that I was kicked or anything like that. Just can't continue to justify spending an inordinate amount of time here when I could be out doing things that I enjoy a lot more. Recently got a new truck and have made a lot of new friends at college and I'd rather spend time hiking, fishing, or off-roading. Too much negativity, toxicity, and petty drama here to stick around. There is probably more drama here then in my work and school combined. That being said I don't have any gripes with anybody or beef at all. I have gotten a lot of support despite the fact that I have been able to get around to not even half of what I planned and I made the mistake of promising things I couldn't deliver and not following through like I should. With class, work, and family it's just too much time to spend on the internet. Finals are also coming up and I need to finish this semester strong. I start aviation lessons in December so I can be a private pilot. @Jamie - Thank you for all our talks and time spent helping me out. You received me and got me into staff and for that I am grateful. You have always been somebody I felt I could go to to talk about whatever I needed help on. Keep it real brother. @Papa Tachanka - You are a fucking rock and this community is a lesser place without you. I miss our conversations we would have everyday about Lore and life in general. You are the hero this place needs but doesn't deserve. I plan on spending a lot more time chilling in your neck of the woods and playing games with you guys. @Rory - Thanks for the memes. Don't force yourself to do anything you don't enjoy. @Zero - You are a solid dude, keep your chin up and don't forget it's just a game. @Sleepyhead - Enjoyed the banter in TS and the kind words. @PCJames - Looking forward to playing other games and hanging out. Thanks for your time in CR bro. @Boston - Great guy, looking forward to hanging out IRL maybe. You have to buy dinner though. @Iso - You are a champ and one of the most authentic folks I have known on here. Don't stop. @Hebi Kotei - Keep triggering the cucks and move to Murica' while you are at it. @Joffrey - Keep up what you are doing. We need more folks like you. I haven't mentioned a thousand people, but you guys know who you are. Deuces. "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."
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    Hello folks! in the past few months I have rolled around with a ton of bandits, and seen great rp and bad rp. I know a few of my bandit friends are upset that non-bandit rp'ers are upset at getting robbed, and my bandit friends respond "There needs to be robbery and bad guys or the server will be stale!!!!" And.. they are correct. However; This^^^^ situation is what is presented to the non-bandit rp'ers at LEAST 40% of the time. Literal minutes of silence, while being told to stand in a circle and wait. And the only reason or build-up to the way of "Why was I robbed" is met with the most, boring.. stale... and awful basic beech Arr' P. After moments of silence.. the hostages self RP as nothing is being said by the folks who are running the show.. only then are they interrupted by the hostage taker ..to tell them " you are all going to die.. unless this stranger commits suicide in front of you". What the actual fuck? Now.. I will admit this story line of suicide jargon could be a really cool scenario with the proper build-up and hostage interactions.. but to just straight up, out of the blue say " Kill urself or all these pplz diez" .. I dunno man... This is why folks hate getting robbed. It isn't fun for the hostages, its just a weird... gathering of silent people. I don't mean to particular pick on the chaps listed here in the video... because I have seen this type of "Hostile roleplay" alot this year, and it's pissing folks off. Bandits, step up your game, because this is boring... and it's stupid. Get at me on TS if you'd like a full debate on the subject.
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    I had been in que since my disconnect log prior to the one above and it took quite a while. In the time I was in que I fed my dogs, let them out after they ate, refilled all of their water dishes, took a picture of the of them (Which I will include below), played fetch with them, returned to my computer played some dnd, tabbed into the game to see if I had gotten through the que yet, saw I was dead. (This is Bella she is good at balancing things on her head)
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    Who gives a fuck how he was removed? He leaked the fucking server logs to his group so that they could have some cheap laughs at some players, who were harassed because of it afterwards. So we're supposed to be all nice and "thank him" because he broke THE MOST IMPORTANT staff rule there is, and these people who were harassed now do not trust the staff team or feel comfortable saying anything in text in game because it might get leaked? I'm disgusted by the people "thanking him" for his service after what he's done. Get your priorities straight. New staff agreement means that intentional leaking of logs will be met with a permaban. I'm done with fucking snakes and people who can't be trusted with a simple task of keeping internal info internal. Closing, deal with it.
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    I think you're mistaken. I'm certain it is not my responsibility what users on my website send to each other outside of this website and I'm certainly not required by any means to take any action unless I receive a Swedish court order to provide information about someone actions who is a member on this website. What nudes members of this community send between each other is none of my business. I'm here to provide role play game servers and not to monitor if you masturbate on Skype to others. If a member is harassed through nudes that were stolen and are being spread within the community itself, like actually posted here, sure I can step in and rule 4, but in 5 years of this website I only had to do that once. I haven't received any reports and I'm not aware of any harassment involving these things at this time, I don't browse through people's PMs either. If you have solid proof of someone spreading other members nudes through the community website or TeamSpeak you should report it to me or one of the admins.
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    Ground Zero - Place of Interest In the first month of the Outbreak survivors were occupied their daily struggle of finding food, safety, and some peace of mind in South Zagoria, generally forgetting or disregarding the place where the entire crisis had started. Some traveled into the base to search for supplies and anything left behind by the military forces that had manned the base before it was bombed. Many were smart and wore protective clothing and gas masks, others were either unaware or ignorant of the biological dangers of the site and went in unprotected. Some got lucky and some got sick, but most others just figured they had gotten bitten or exposed somehow. As the forces of the Russian Federation pulled out of the province and the CDF remnants were ordered out of the province, survivors left Chernogorsk and headed north to Severograd, a town which provided a fairly centralized location for commerce and hearing about the goings-on of the area. Apart from the occasional rumble from Tisy or the occasional Chernarussian Air Force jet high up in the sky, everything seemed normal. Aside from the amount of buildings that had been destroyed by Russian artillery the north Severograd countryside was almost picturesque. While downtown Severograd had mostly been spared, outlying areas were marked with destroyed houses and barns, a testament to the Russian attempt to distract the public from the epidemic that would soon grip the province and the world beyond. The civilians in the area had been evacuated or fled to Miroslavl, leaving behind ancestral homesteads and lands to rot. Cows and farm animals grazed at will in the countryside, and the frequent call of wolves in the forests to the north were a reminder of the dangers of travel as the summer months winded down and the temperature cooled down and the leaves began to change colour. The Kamensk Military Base was visited by forces of the UN in an attempt to discover more about the origins of the Outbreak. The former base of the 34th Engineer Company and the 176th "Gorka" Battalion was a shadow of its former self following the Russian bombing and the dispersal of the CDF from the base and the greater area. Most of the buildings present at the base had been in abysmal condition even before the Outbreak, most of which were leveled during the bombing. Tents set up by the military forces deployed to the site had mostly been looted or removed of valuables, and any documents or papers that could be used to deduce what had transpired there had conspicuously disappeared. The only real clue to what had happened being a pit down the hill to the south east of the base. A concrete slab punctuated by a small opening covered with a steel grate were apparent, but a look below the surface revealed a pile of bodies and a pipe that spanned the horrific pit, along with what appeared to be a shed jutting out of the side of the structure. The pipe had at one point been breached, with a jagged outline that showed where it had been. Since then it had been welded shut from the inside, and whoever had sealed the exposed pipe had conducted the job in a rushed manner among the pile of rapidly decaying carcasses that show evidence of being executed or subject to the blast of a grenade. The radiation level at the mysterious base is unusually high, not enough to be immediately dangerous, but enough to discourage anybody who knows about it to keep their path narrow and the duration of their visit brief. Beyond this, the level of biological contamination is far more of a threat to humans then the radiation. And as if that isn't enough, roaming packs of wolves make any trip to the site dangerous before one even reaches it. The feeling that you are being watched permeates the whole facility, making one uneasy as they tread through the area on their travels. In short, the location is a place full of questions and danger with few answers to offer up for the risk. //This thread meant to announce Ground Zero as a biologically contaminated site that would require sufficient protective gear and a gas mask to access safely. Those who don't would probably get sick dependant on where they went inside the base (pit, destroyed buildings, etc). It could also be considered bad rp to visit the site without the necessary protective gear and to play it off as if you were unaffected or safe from exposure. Everything that has been mentioned in this post can reasonably be seen by everybody IG, with the only small exception being the outline where the pipe has been welded shut from the inside. More will be done with Ground Zero in the future with the advent of hazmat suits in .63 (keep an eye on Tisy too) and as we start doing events in the area, many of which will be unannounced and dynamic which are directly related to the site.The radiation is just high enough to be suspicious but not really enough to do damage, the biological contamination is what will kill you.
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    There's a real issue that seems to be plaguing our server lately. It's always been a part of the community, but with our consistently active playerbase shrinking by ~50%-75% on March 1st, this issue seems to have been magnified. Of course, everybody is going to enjoy different types of roleplay, and playstyles, but the mindset that they're somehow better than another person just because of the RP they enjoy/playstyle they play is toxic as fuck and is killing our server. It drives a huge wedge between members of the community, and it needs to stop. I'm not sure how to stop it, and I'm not suggesting any solutions, because this issue is much more complex than it may seem. However, I know for a fact that it will take everybody to make things better. There has always been a split between campfire RPers and RPVPers, and there has always been a sense of elitism on both sides. However, as I stated above, it seems to have been magnified since March 1st. PVPers are seen as scum of the community just because they rob people and get into firefights. Now, there are obviously some bad apples out there that ruin things for everybody, but just because there are those few assholes who have to abuse things, that doesn't mean PVPers should be stereotyped as terrible RPers who are only on the server to find PVP. This attitude towards PVPers can be seen both in game and on the forums. There have been many many times where either my friends and I, or another person I know, has been berated or insulted on an OOC level just because the person getting robbed is upset at the loss of their things. I've personally seen comments like the following from this report: 08:50:39 : Direct: Axel Griffin: //you have to emote you aids rping fucks jesus meta gaming, and now this jfc 08:50:44 : Direct: Dusty Mayfire: //stop ooc 08:50:51 : Direct: Axel Griffin: //stop breaking rules 08:51:15 : Direct: Axel Griffin: //dont break rules and i wont have to morons Or also things that are said directly to me/my friends, whether it be on the forums or in teamspeak. These don't necessarily have anything to do with PVP vs Campfire RP, but it shows that people lose control and allow themselves to act like an asshole over things that don't matter: Regarding things I've heard said about campfire RPers, I don't really have many examples to go on as I have not been a campfire RPer for at least 2 years now. However, what I have heard from other people, or even have heard myself said, are that campfire RPers are pussies that hide from everybody else or that they're piles of salt or that so-and-so is a whiteknight, or comments along those lines. Personally, I don't have a problem with campfire RP; my only issues lies with people who purposely hide away from other people and only internal RP, or people who avoid RP hotspots because it's 'dirty' or whatever. Now, both sides are guilty of elitism and OOC hate for the other side, and both are at fault for it. However, this is not something that can be easily solved. It will take everybody changing their mindset and being more open minded to make things better in our community. After all, we're all here to have fun and to create interesting stories, but this can be hindered when people allow themselves to get heated or upset over the tiniest things. Like I said, there's nothing that can really be done, besides everybody in the community opening their mind more and just being more chill in general. There is also the issue of people avoiding RP hotspots or hubs just because they think they're better than the RP that goes on there, or that avoid it because they don't want to ever experience bad RP. There is also an issue of people hiding away and only internal RPing with each other, and who completely avoid anybody that is not in their group. My issue lies with these types of people. I am not against internal RP, I am against people who purposely try to avoid anybody else for whatever reason. I've heard comments like "That type of RP belongs in Cherno!" and things along those lines. People calling the triangle, and more recently Cherno, cancer because the majority of reports are centered in that area. Like yeah, bad RP would happen there sometimes, but that happens when new people roleplay, or when somebody makes a mistake. Just because there might be a chance of bad RP happening, or because a majority of reports center around an area, doesn't mean people should just avoid it. That type of thinking is killing the server. Without an RP hub, or a place for people to go to RP with each other, it's just a bunch of people running around, searching town after town to find people to RP with. That's not fun. Just did it for an hour and a half. Ran from Elektro to Novaya Petrovka, and even over towards Severograd. Found literally nobody the entire time. Like I said, that's not fun. We're all here to RP with each other. Yes, bad RP can occur, but people shouldn't hide themselves away from everyone else just because they don't want to potentially experience bad RP, or because they're afraid of being robbed. When people hide themselves away, or avoid an area like it's the plague just because it's a popular area, it can and does kill a server. People come here to RP with other people. When they can't find anybody to RP with, it's not fun, and they're likely to not want to play on the server. That is how I am personally feeling lately. I don't have motivation to get in game, because it is difficult to find other people to RP with. I know for a fact that there are others out there who feel the same as I do. The idea that hiding away from people is better than RPing with others seems to be a relatively new idea. As far as I can remember, this was not an issue back in 2015. Green Mountain was always popular, as well as Zelenogorsk, Vybor/VMC, the airfield, Stary, Novy. Then there were times that Dolina was popular, and then the prison island, and then eventually the RP hub moved to Kabanino. It seems like the mindset of hiding from everybody stemmed from something during the time Kabanino became popular. I don't know why some people feel inclined to do so, but it's not a good mindset and will kill the community and server, unless our server populations rise again or unless that type of thinking is done away with. I'm not saying that people who do that are bad people or bad at RPing, but it is not a good mindset to have if we want the server to remain populated, and if we want our community to continue being about having fun and creating cool stories with each other. I'm also not saying that everybody should be at the RP hub 24 hours, 7 days a week. I just think that people need to get out of their comfort zones more often. Maybe that would keep the servers alive. Anyways, these are all my opinions. I am not trying to throw shade and flame people or a certain playstyle, and I am sorry if it came across that way. I am also not looking to get into arguments, and I would like it if other people could avoid flaming or flamebaiting each other, but that might be too much to wish for. What I would like to do, is create a discussion where we can all share our opinions and potentially open the eyes of people that were unaware of this issue.
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    Link to the source of punishment (report/post): Why the verdict is not fair: Regarding the wording of the initial verdict, I found it unclear and had I had to speak to multiple admins about it. I felt the verdict should have been individual based, not everyone thrown under the same rug to say. It would have been way easier for everyone receiving the punishment to have their own personal verdict on what they have done wrong. There is a mention of history being brought in. If my record was thoroughly looked through it will show that majority of them warning were cautions and bans that were appealed my most recent punishment before final was in the process of appealing so for some information on that I will post a link. Now I'm adding this in purely for context to regarding my roleplay as a whole to show that justifications regarding that report that led to me getting a guilty verdict for bad RP and to show my true intentions about it. link Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: Now onto my wrongdoings here in the community. In the past, I have made mistakes that range from Miss IDs to posting some dudes profile in chat. Now I'm gonna put it out there right I've made some stupid mistakes that I have now learned from. but regarding on how I got put on finale now that was me acting immature towards my friend getting permabanned his name was TheProxJack so I changed my name to the TheProxLouie Now I'll put up my hands and say yeah I was taking the piss but then again ya know it was one of my buds that I won't be able to play with here again so I was in a mood at the time. I also tried to get him to delay a report so his points would expire resulting in him not getting banned. The only reason I did that was to try and keep my friend here because the end of the day I just wanted to play here with my friends and have fun. But then again It was his own fault that he was going to get banned over his points building up. looking back on that yeah that was scummy as fuck the reports we have been involved in was on something the other player dissatisfaction. Like I get it ya know we take the time out of our day to go play the game have a bit of fun and we don't want some random dude walking over breaking a shit ton of rules ruining their experience. Now onto the threats of us gonna chicken tendie like I get it I'm in no position here to argue about it but this has to been taking into consideration that we are in a private Teamspeak channel me and my friends say stupid shit towards each other and in general what we say there doesn't mean we are actually going to do it none of the lads wanted to tendie that was just having a laugh it may not sound like that but that is our sense of humor and how we act we were all just comfortable with each other and would say anything. Now there was this kid in our channel who was streaming now he never notified us that he was streaming so that was kinda awkward as fuck when we found out but yeah thats on us. What would you like to achieve with this appeal: To be taken off final. What could you have done better?: Act mature towards serious situations and generally think before doing something. I'm going to add a bit down here regarding my time here on final. So when the final hit most of my friends were displeased with was going on so they jumped ship so only a few of us was left playing I went off did my own thing for a bit brought back my character Louie and then eventually joined a group called The Black Fangs now when I got into that group I was having a solid experience met some cool roleplayers and we went around did our thing I don't think I was involved in a report once with these boys. I have had great encounters ever since so yeah Ingame I have been a good boy ya know so now regarding my activity around Teamspeak and the website I ain't the most frequent person to post on the general discussion threads or anything like that I prefer to speak to someone on Teamspeak If there is something important to be said. A few times I would go into Teamspeak hear that some lads are having a few issues and help them out. I have also spoken to the admins about issues people are having and try help out with it. A couple of times I would see a report that somebody who is new to the community wouldn't understand something about the rules and I would either shoot them a PM or post a status update explaining things to them. Now I'm not saying I did these things just to get off final sure in fact I've always approached people and tried to help them prior but then again the bad shit I did outweighs the good shit ya know. But yeah end of the day we all come here to play a game and have a laugh so yeah I have changed my mindset on how I do things here now and I would personally like to apologize to anybody affected by the mistakes I made. If you need an explanation on anything else feel free to question me on it.
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    We don't need a picture of your neighbor. I honestly don't give a fuck about your neighbor or if you think they are retarded. To be clear here, you are not calling your neighbor sub human or anything else of that nature, cause like I said, I don't give a fuck about your neighbor unless they are a member of this community. What you said, verbatim was What that indicates to someone reading it is that your thoughts about what is subhuman is not your neighbor but actually transgendered people. What I also find interesting is that wasn't your original post, as it originally ended at What you did there was turn this into something that alienated no one and showed your displeasure as a parent of what your kids might have to see to alienating members of this community that are transgender. Had you left it the way you wrote it the first time, thoughts of points would have been much more hesitant and who knows if it would have even occurred. Outcome: Appeal Denied; These points are not here to stifle whatever notion of free speech or to tell you what you should do with your kids, but keep the hateful shit to yourself.
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    Its a farming life for me. Establish a place to call home and to conduct business in. ( Day 210 outbreak) Establish a large radio network advertising our farming company. (Day 215 outbreak) Find military organizations and ask for their protection. (Day 220 outbreak) Establish the best farming community in South Zagoria. Protect our fellow farmers any means necessary. Produce enough food to feed the majority of South Zagoria We wanted to try out a new way of roleplay here in the community currently hostile RP is shunned either way. So we are going to take the route of campfire roleplaying but we will defend ourselves based on circumstances. The plan here is to set up a hub for people to come roleplay with us and share supplies. Food will be supplied free of charge. Rules don't be a dickhead and keep your weapons holstered. Click the radio to contact us ICly. Recruitment will be handled in-game but If you really want to join send @Vytis a message. Shoutout to Kyle Jones for the graphics.
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    "Killed one" - Alexander Dukov 2017 The story of PAU started with the civilian uprising and riots that happened prior to the Donetsk War in 2014. The organization started off as a civilian rebel group who were noticing the sudden pro-Russian split in the Ukrainian government. Led by a retired Ukrainian army Captain, Adrian Turov, and other retired military personnel the group shifted over from protesting in relative peace as a civilian group to forming a paramilitary force, mostly made up of either ex-Ukrainian military members or active soldiers in the army who were displeased with the way the Government was handling the unlawful Russian stealth invasion of their country. Anticipating the start of a civil war in early 2014 the Rebels found it imperative that all their members have proper firearms training and tactical knowledge so that they could partake in the defense of their homeland. Using their contacts in the 79th Special Brigade, Adrian and the leaders of PAU got in contact with the people from the “Zbroyar” factory who were able to supply a sufficient number of small arms that helped in the formation of the paramilitary wing of PAU. With the rise of pro-Russian and anti-government groups and the annexation of Crimea in the March of 2014 it was obvious that the Ukrainian government and military were helpless. The rebels initially aided the government forces in the fighting that took place in Donbass but after suffering losses and not being able to regain the lost ground it was apparent that their governments way of fighting this war was not the winning one. Shortly after the Rebels took on a more radical approach of dealing with the pro-Russian military forces who were now unlawfully occupying Ukrainian territory. Due to the fact that the anti-government groups were receiving high end military equipment, training and monetary support from Russia the rebels could not fight them openly or in great numbers so they resorted to covert hit and run tactics which would weaken the russian supply lines. The ambush squads consisted of up to 20 experienced men who could be in and out of situations much quicker than a larger force could, enabling them to take the enemy by surprise and reduce the number of casualties suffered. Not only were the russian supplies being stopped but they provided the much needed firepower that the Rebels didn’t have access to which in turn strengthened their ranks. With their growing influence and the obvious impact that their actions were having on the invading forces the group started gaining more experienced ex-military members who disagreed with the way their government was running the defense of Donbass. Most of the members came from the 79th Air Assault Brigade led by Lieutenant Ilya Sokolov who served in the Ukrainian army with the PAU’s upper echelon before their departure. With their numbers now reinvigorated PAU set off on a number of operations whose goal was to secure several small towns and villages around the towns of Donetsk and Horlivka. Due to the proximity of pro-Russian forces in the Donetsk Oblast the fighting in the surrounding towns proved difficult. After suffering losses in an operation that involved the fortified town of Kostyantynivka the Rebels were running low on much needed equipment and men. It was decided in June 2016 that a storage facility in the outskirts of Kramatorsk will be assaulted in order to regain the loss of valuable equipment, this was to be one of the biggest assaults that the Rebels would undertake. The operation proved to be disastrous for the PAU as unbeknownst to them the Russians had infiltrated their ranks as early as August 2014 who had fed the pro-Russians with information on the assault plans on the Kramatorsk facility. After suffering great losses it was decided that they cannot continue their fight in Ukraine as they had no idea how many of their members were snaking out information about their operations to their opposition. With the remaining forces that were left the fall back plan was initiated to vacate the country in order to reasses their numbers and to resupply the forces. Adrian Turov and the leaders of PAU got in contact with their old friends from NAPA who supported their cause since their inception. Ludek Menciek, the ex- leader of NAPA, secured transportation and safe passage for the remaining PAU forces from Ukraine through Romania and Bulgaria and into Turkey. Whilst in transit Ludek informed Adrian of the infection that was going on as well as the invasion into South Zagoria by the Russian Armed Forces.Once in Turkey the Rebels made their way to a location just South West of the town of Hopa where they boarded the fishing boats that Ludek had prepared for them which would then transport them into South Zagoria. Upon arrival into Chernarus Adrian and the men vowed to never be deceived by infiltrators and foreign spies that wished to sabotage their cause. Their recruitment tactics changed completely and became much more rigorous, mostly gathering like minded individuals who supported what they were doing, unfortunately due to their low numbers they had to look for outside sources of men who could hold their ground. This is what sparked the forming of PAU’s foreign legion led by Chabu Doewski. Recruit like minded able bodied individuals Eliminate any Russians supporting the unlawful invasion of Ukraine Setup an FOB from which the PAU can operate out of Recruit outsiders to provide us with intel Protect people who are attempting to find a cure for the infection Adrian Turov- @Randle Chabu Doewski- @Dew Ilya Sokolov- @Tom TBD- @Odap the Corruptor Dusty Alexievich- @Dusty TBD - @Kevin Petro Moroz- @Zorbz Pytor Dukov- @Jewell Leo Lynch- @ExoticRainbow Vitaly Chayka- @Blake Shane Jewell - @Shane Sebastian Asnee- @Pep TBD- @Duorhs The Conqueror Makysm Rodchenko- @Skinner Bodi Skilsky- @Lucius Daffyd Buziak - @Seiceps the Deceiver Kateryna Yanukovych - @Sleepyhead Kirill Ivanenko - @Jamie Valentyn Novak - @Viking Oscar Gurka- @osku197 Timothy Hook - @Mexi Ukranians Probably you. Recruitment is selective as this is not a troll group. Message @Randle if you're interested. Also ty to @Sleepyhead for the graphics
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    Ah, yes. The almighty Shiro. I was expecting this, but was hoping you would be mature about the situation. From my understanding the group rights were obtained by my friend Matt in 2015 from another individual from when he owned it. Myself as well as others pretty much led the group ourselves and changed the lore because we didn't agree with you power-gaming yourself into not only the Aegis lore (making it all centered around you), but also the entire community lore. According to the story I was told by Matt, he got drunk one night and you convinced him to hand the rights over. He did, didn't remember it the next morning but by then it was too late. You kicked all of us out of the group then told me as well as others that we couldn't play as the characters WE developed, that WE created stories with, and the characters that OTHERS enjoyed role-playing with. I am not certain but I think you even THREATENED to report us over it. After that you just archived the group. You complain, complain, complain all the time about how people don't like you or seem to not want to play with you and this is exactly why. You treat people like trash my dood. We developed the group in 2015 and had fun times with it, but you were no where to be seen. Out of no where you come out, essentially steal the group we developed during that time, and said "Fuck you all", then you left the community and didn't return for a year! I even messaged @Rolle about the issue and I believe he was willing to step in, but I dropped it because to be frank, I stopped caring and moved on. I then messaged him again recently and he said it was okay for me to make the group as I was a part of it in 2015, the last time it was active. By the way Shiro, the group itself I enjoyed playing, but stop trying to make it out as some ultra-original idea. It's pretty much an Umbrella Corporation reskin, all you did was replace the names Umbrealla Corp with Aegis Corp, originally you didn't even bother changing the character names, you just kept the old RE ones. I actually am planning on going back and revamping the lore entirely in an attempt to make it a bit more original. If you have anything further to say, please private message me.
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    I couldn't help myself given recent debates... don't freak! It's a joke, I swear! Yes I know. I have too much time on my hands... Comply and surrender Please hit your f2 key When the heat of an ak's spray Will shit upon your day Drop weps you have ten seconds Or I'll see it through It's enough for this roleplay warrior Just to dunk on you And caaan you feeel the PVP Coastals where you are It's enough For this roleplay warrior That I've not been barred And can you feel the pvp Now you're laid to rest It's enough, to make Purist roleplayers Believe the very worst There's a time For salt threads There upon the boards Because an aiming Khastan Scope Went and got you domed There must be rhyme and reason To those wild reports When the rage of this Gear crazed scavenger Freaks as his retort And caaan you feel the pvp Coastals where you are It's enough For this roleplay warrior That I've not been barred And can you feel the pvp Now you're laid to rest It's enough, to make Purist roleplayers Believe the very worst It's enough, to make Purist roleplayers Believe the very worst
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    It's peaceful according to you. If it was peaceful I wouldn't be receiving multiple PM every week with complaints about groups or PvPers along with recorded videos of their bullshit. Players hubs like Pub wouldn't have to relocate due to constant attacks and griefing. Reports are still being posted at the same rate as before considering the number of players we have daily. How exactly am I not understanding what is happening on the server, I have proof in form of countless videos from reports section to back it up while you just have your personal opinion. And I am not here to restrict and constrain hostile RP. As I explained in this post just 2 days ago, I don't have problem with hostile RP, I have a problem with PvPers. These are completely different things in my book and it is clear that some people in this community do not see the difference, they think they are doing hostile RP, but what they're really doing is just run around and initiate on people or get in firefights. Damn right it's my community and the rules I set are always for the betterment of role play, never for PvP. So it's natural that PvPers will be pissed off and pushed away, in fact I count on it, because this community is not for PvPers. It's the entire point of introducing these rules - it's not to restrict the legitimate role players, it's to restrict and get rid of PvPers. It should be a pretty obvious thing I think considering the name of this community. I haven't really hidden the fact that I was more than satisfied to see large part of people who left during chicken tendie be gone, they caused a fuckton of issues in this community. Sure, there were some good people too whom I was sad to see go, but majority were just PvPers. So please, stop with the doomsday predictions, it's getting old. These "DayZRP is dying if you don't change now" has been going on since 2012 and during chicken tendie as well about how the community will fall without their awesome bandit PvPRP and as we know absolutely nothing has happened. In fact, I'd say the standard of RP has only increased. This community can handle many, many PvPer cleansings to come. What you don't see is the true role players who share my values are more than delighted to see the PvPers gone, but won't express it publicly as I do as they don't hold the position of power like me and they would be bullied and ridiculed for their opinion by the "bois". Again, it is not big as I think it is according to you. Everything else like PMs I receive, conversations in staff, reports posted, videos uploaded show a completely different story, so I cannot take your word on this. And again, I want to remind you that hostile RP does not equal PvPing. Genuine hostile RPers should have absolutely no issues with the changes being made as they rarely if ever get in reports unless the victim is salty about something. What are you talking about? I think I treat all members who follow our rules equally. What does expectation for people to behave well in this community has to do with whom me and my admin team chooses as new staff members? Choosing people who enter our team has nothing to do with equality. We choose people who we think are reliable and a good fit for the team. If your friends list consists of 50% of permabanned players then obviously you are not a reliable choice as we cannot trust you with internal staff information, your connections and the risk of leaks is just too great, regardless of how good roleplayers you might be. I don't see how that is being a hypocrite. This point kind of sounds similar to what happened during the PR Manager recruitment controversy (people questioned why someone was promoted to that rank). If I wanted to recruit 50 new completely unknown people into staff to handle DayZRP things I could. Who gets added to the staff is none of the concern of regular members - that is handled by admin team and me and stays there. We don't have to explain or justify our choices. You are free to disagree with the choices we make or criticize that staff members work, but our choice who to recruit is ours only. Why would we want someone like that in our community? He clearly didn't give a crap about anything that we stand for and has already broken one of our major rules, now he was doing it purposefully again. Giving 5-10 warning points and then what, wait for him to go on KoS spree and destroy someones RP? This is perfect example why we have rule 4 - if me or the admins see that someone is unfit or unwilling to role play in this community - they will be removed at moments notice without questions asked. It is not heavy handed, it is damage control before it reaches genuine role players in game whom we are here to protect. This community is for RP, not PvP. Someone who enjoys PvP more than RP has no place here, there are hundreds of public servers for that. We are not and have never have been a community for everyone and I have never claimed it to be as such. We specifically ONLY want people who want to focus on RP and not PvP. Once again (third time now?), note the difference between hostile RP and PvPing. If your priorities lay in PvPing then this is not a community for you. That's why saying things like Boston did on our forums is in direct violation of the core values or principles of this community, and since Boston didn't include any indications that his post is a joke, I as an administrator must take action. I will not risk someone disturbing ongoing RP with their PvP because "it was just a joke on the forums". It's called preventive action through rule 4 and it's similar how if someone posts a status update "going on kos spree brb", it will get you banned from the servers, joke or not. It may be obvious to you that this was not worth of any sort of punishment, but then again you are not administrator with the power of rule 4 whose duty is to remove unsuitable players at moments notice. You may think joking about breaking the rules in this community is funny shit, I do not think so because it affects MY players and MY community negatively and I as an owner have a strong commitment and desire to keep this community for role play and role players only. All warnings and bans issued are legitimate. They have a backing in our community rules or community principles. All bans and warnings are done on case to case basis depending on the situation. They are not meant to be justified by referencing to another similar case, they are not comparable. Besides that, Dusty please. "Some of the behaviors were not appropriate"? Cmon, let's name things as they are. The chicken tendie was a bunch of immature kids, PvPers and banter bois throwing a fit with hitler pics because when one of them broke the rules for the Nth time they expected getting smacked on the wrist with 3 points as usual and what they got instead was the hammer. They feel they were wronged? Well of course, they kept pushing the boundaries and breaking the rules, so they got thrown out, of course they feel wronged. I absolutely expect another banwave to happen because I know that we still have quite a few PvPers left in the community who do not care about RP at all and just want to initiate on role playing nerds, am I right? Whether they leave on their own through another staff suicide or I remove them remains to be seen. As you probably have guessed from reading this far, we will have to agree to disagree. I have to act the way I do because the staff team usually wants to avoid confrontation and controversy that results in drama or they do not feel like they have the power or authority behind them to enforce the rules to the level that they perhaps would want to. I on the other hand after 5 years of running this community am used to people hating me for and creating drama surrounding my decisions, directness and swift actions. My actions are hurting the people focused on PvP, just like intended, not the role playing players or the community that I created this place for. Regular role players should only feel improvements when they are exposed to less bullshit robberies, unjustified kills, receive hostile RP that is fair-play and are stopped being taken advantage of. Also a small correction - staff members do not run the community FOR ME, they do it for the community. I do not sign a contract with them, nor do I pay them and we only take volunteers. Those who show dedication, share the same opinion about our core values and have the right mindset are given a chance to have a large role in how the community functions by becoming a GM or Admin. Thanks for the feedback though, it confirms my understanding that there are still many people in this role playing community (just look at these BeanZ! ) who want this to be more of a no-KoS server with limited to no rules about RP, rather than a protected sanctuary of genuine role play. And I'm sorry if I made any typos, written fast before bed. Also I still love you Dusty, you're my favorite hostile RPer and I very much enjoy different viewpoints from you when discussing reports, no hard feelings.
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    This is just... oh boy is this wrong. *cracks his furious typing fingers* let us begin. (Now before I begin, there are some people I feel are an exception to what I say. This does not apply to everybody in this friendship group, only a few that seem to lead the problem.) What we "see in game" is quite often you run around getting into fights very often, you're extremely aggressive with people for the sake of being aggressive. Why? Because you're good at PvP. But where you want to argue "it is what we see in game," what others see is a man getting shot repeatedly and never dying. Your argument follows that of a realistic one based off what happens in game. On one hand I can say fair enough, but what you then disregard is any other form of realistic hostility. Your group of friends fights, relentlessly. Your go to response is initiation. It's not hostile RP, it's initiation. People don't want to fight you because they will lose most of the time (and losing 90% of the time kills passion to get in game). People don't want to comply to you because you will execute them whenever you get the chance. Exhibit A: Whilst I take into account this is my groups report, the unbiased verdict presented by people that are not in my group shows what I am talking about. I will quote 2 parts of the verdict: "That being said we do not blame Para for refusing as it was painfully obvious what was going to happen" & "However, like in all situations killing someone should be a last-ditch effort even if you have rights.". As is obvious from the verdict, your group of friends executed 2 hostages simply because 'you could.' It was our first official hostility, and it was painfully obvious what would happen yet your party still chooses to kill as often as they can. Again I ask why? the image you constantly portray, through your actions and through your words on the forums, is that you only want to win. This in itself is detrimental to RP. Now, to move onto why people criticise your viewpoint specifically on the military group presence: Firstly: Here we have a prime example of an issue. You regard @Mexi's comments as 'nit picking' despite him actually proposing a very valid concern. Another example where you belittle another's argument instead of actually addressing the concern they put forwards. You don't, and evidently won't, roleplay out a fear of the military presence looming all around South Zagoria. The Russian military, as it currently stands in the lore, is incredibly high. The CDF, the UN, everything still retains a massive amount of threat looming nearby the region we play in. Hell, I refer you back to the days of the VDV when a nuclear blast went off. This shows the capability of the military is still at large, and we have not heard anything to say otherwise. Realistically, if you want to run around executing and killing as many people as you possibly can, how long is it going to be before the military stops regarding the civilian lives and pulls a 'Noah's ark', a purge of the area. You don't take into account the incredible power that could easily come back and destroy the entire area, one that is realistically more likely to come back if the zone is being overrun by a rag-tag bunch of bandits running around causing chaos. Missiles, tanks, more than your small band of now 'anarchists' could handle. And need I go into the detail about how little sense this makes for the character Luke Krey. In the Black Fangs you were involved with running a settlement, known as 'Tortuga' which took place in Stary. Then you moved on to try and help the PCC establish a Government, which was a military organisation. Then you established the 'farming organisation' which had the purpose of allegedly re-establishing 'Tortuga', which i don't need to remind is a settlement with rules. Now all of a sudden you're an anarchist? How does this make sense at all? A lovely screenshot of your backstory as to why this makes no sense: Now, this just proves everything you have done prior to this does not support Anarchy. And what's even more alarming is the fact he 'shot down a jet with an RPG'. Even if this were feasibly possible, you'd be fucked. You'd have the military hunting you down, this would be an official attack on a military organisation of the world, it would result in MORE, military intervention. So when you purport that the concerns raised are 'nit-picking' you are so, sooo wrong. Lastly, To quote a goal "i) Establish a place for people to feel equal as well as a place for our people to call home." from this group. Your goal pushes for equality among all, but you pushed for an agenda in the black fangs where "We are the bad guys, we can do what we like and push you all around because we're better." That was fair enough, but now all of a sudden it's equality? @Mr.Panda you pose the exact same issue here. Your character's actions pose contrary to anarchy and make no sense. So to summarise, your mentality is the problem and it needs to change. This dismissive and 'must win' attitude is one of the biggest problems to RP currently, and there are MANY that share my view. I have tried to talk things out with you numerous times, but you don't change and at this point I highly doubt you will. You don't care at all about realism, and you don't care about other people's views on realism as your emphasis, on everything, is to win. You've made this obvious to everybody over your last year of being here in DayZRP and to be quite frank, half of the community is sick of it. Many people have grown tired of it, and it is one of the reasons half of the players-base is done. People will not raise these concerns with you because A) you dismiss it as 'hate' and disregard it, and B) those that speak to you directly (at your request) give up because you don't change. What's even more ridiculous is that you always ask other people to change, to embrace your style and to open themselves up. This mindset you have portrayed is not one that benefits or promotes RP, it promotes your agenda, to win. For example you state "who cares dude If they cant physically show us this so-called magic military then it's irrelevant. I go by what I see in game." You, in game, always win through forcing your agenda on to people. You're good at PvP, so are your friends, there is no doubt about that. But what you want is to win, and you'll do that by crushing / steamrolling any group that opposes you. Your force groups into situations where they have no option but to fight back or give up. --------------- Now @JimRP what I have said above does not really apply to you in the slightest. I've got no issue with you, or any other of your members. Anarchy is a very well constructed group idea, and in the current times it probably would fit quite well. The graphics are incredible, and work very well with the group idea. The lore is a very interesting read, and I have no doubt about you being able to pull this idea off. I wish you the best of luck with the revival of Anarchy!
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    Happy new year! @DeeBlack @Karma @Blackfyre @Oisin @Crim @Commissar @Keira @Chewy @Anouk @RogueSolace @Fenrir @Faith @Lucky1911 @Dingoz @Stradic @ToeZ @Don @Corry @Jamie @Mr Anon @Shane @Oliv @Ender @Major Frohes neues Jahr! @PatZ @Grimnir @Terra @Galland @Ron @Shnitz @Revie @Sineda @Lyca @Kunkka @Sarilla Gelukkig nieuwjaar! @Spartan @Ramon @cheeks @Red @RedSky @Samti Šťastný nový rok! @Stormyvill @Majoo Честита Нова Година! @Ghoozov @Bulgarian Bombshell @puppet @SmartPlayerZ Gelukkige Nuwe Jaar! @Razareth Bonne année! @Dr Willsky Head uut aastat! @Lemons @Shanoby @DarkStyle Gott nytt år! @Vrik @Rolle And those i forgot i also wish a happy new year and that the new year will bring only the best for you !
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    I've browsed through some group threads and most of the goals struck to me as very generic, unmeasurable, unobtainable guidelines for the group, rather than actual specific objectives that the group wants to accomplish. It feels like the groups just fill the goals with a few meanings that hold no real weight on what the group actually does in game and having a requirement for a group to have goals wasn't meant to work like that. I'm here to change that, so that we can have official groups actually work towards specific things in game and give them a direction that all group members can work towards. So I have revised the group requirements and added the following part to the Group requirements thread: Group goals must follow the SMART goals and objectives principle. We use our own, slightly modified version: Specific – goals must target a specific area for improvement or accomplishment. Measurable – goals must be able to be quantified or at least suggest some kind of an indicator of progress on the goal. Attainable – the group must be able to achieve the goals and mark them as complete within a realistic time frame. Relevant – goals must be relevant to the nature of the group and fit well with their back story. Time-bound – specify when the goals can be achieved, must be within realistic time frame. It's a good idea to use days since the infection outbreak as an in game time measure. Good example: Our military group wants to create an outpost for us to conduct our meetings and allow for trade with external parties. Updates will be posted in this thread and/or in radio chatter. ETA day 180. Bad example: Our military group will fight enemies, make everyone fear us and we will claim the Chernarus as our own. All groups will get a few days grace time to make appropriate changes to their group goals, I'm sure that you can come up with creative things to accomplish in game and I can't wait to see them. Protip is to write a goal and then go through the SMART checklist and check if all points are covered. Don't worry about being archived if you can't come up with good goals, in a few days I'll go through all the official group threads and leave feedback on your goals so that you know if they're good or need to be adjusted. Additionally I've installed some new group features: Group owners can now set a "home page" for the group, which is pretty much intended to contain what group threads first post is - demo for Nexum. Unsure if this will mean that we no longer need group threads, since it's pretty dumb to have to keep the info updated in two places. Stay tuned. Group owners can now give another member ownership of a group. Note that when you give up ownership, you lose all rights to the group even if you were the original creator. You can now only be in one group at a time Group icons now show next to posts on the forums again
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    Well, the admins have come to a decision that I'm getting removed from staff for letting people In my channel know that two people were tickling and kissing during a long ass report that I was pulling logs for around 3 Pm my time. Real once and others. @Jade Your cool asfk @Chewy Goodbye never got to work with you properly. @Oliv Don't turn into a yes man. @Ender Don't go overboard with things you shouldn't stick your nose into still respect ya mate. @Lyca Try to say no for once and mean it. @Ark Jog on. @Shane Don't change. @Spartan You're alright. AS for the rest of you stay classy never got to fully work with all of you even though I've been in staff for a year + and a small mistake during my whole time here was apparently that bad, but yeah cya around. And at the end of the day, all the time I put in was not worth it strange how after all this time in staff the only staff member that seemed to have the balls to talk to me was @JimRP Shows how much you guys cared. With that goodbye staff.
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    Oh boy... Here we go boys. Hope you enjoy. Hol' tight @Oliv for censoring me
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    Nah. I'm not even going to sugar coat it, this is actually retarded. I'm not even going to explain my reasoning either, just going to link this picture as my source and proof.
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    (Our Group Song) Background: -IC Goals- Become Allies and create a trading network between other groups in Chernarus (Day 250) Train a security team to keep Poveglia safe (Day 230) Start a Radio Station for Advertisements/Entertainment (Day 240) Open up a Gun Shop where we sell and clean guns (Day 240) Open up a small pop up Garage (Day 220) Get the White Raven (Clinic) stocked up and running again (Day 215) -Long Term Goals- Create a stable environment that provides a sense of security. Keep the Family as safe as we can Take care of hostile forces that oppose a threat to the bar or our Family Keep the Bar up and running. Head of the Council FieJaxon - Jaxon Valentine GreenySmiley - Rain Valentine Head of Medicine TiviylScratch - Tivian Ecsha RogueSolace - Elizabeth Smith Head of Security Blackburn - Jack Castle BrianM__ - Joseph Green Head of the Bar Dallas - Vasco Fernandes Head of Supplies AlanBrian - Andrew Green Council Members Lyca - Calandra Vlcek Spartan - Ella Strakova SgtSmithy - Colt Valentine Bloodcrusader - Ethan Jones Mattszo - Matt Price Members Pontito - Kjartan Andersson SofiaLR - Diana Huxley Fil Vandren - Sara Vandren We conduct a strict recruitment process, the minimum age is 17. If you are interested in joining the group fill in the form beneath and send it to @FieJaxon.
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    Again, why do you have to be an asshole in your feedback? You think that jumping on me with "I hate everything you stand for" attitude is productive? You're doing exactly the same thing that you just brought up yourself, posting edgy and unproductive opinion to get attention and get BeanZ from people who don't like me very much: Look at all these BeanZ you already got! But sure, I'll bite and answer the feedback, I like pointing out flaws in arguments from haters. It's great that you have asked all our ~400 active players about the staff, so you can with certainty make claims that these are the ONLY people with such opinion are the people Jim paid. I have personally conducted similar poll and it turns out the vast majority didn't feel that way, what a coincidence. Anyway, so where the feedback for me in this? Am I supposed to do something about that we have different opinions about Jim being in staff? Don't you think it's hypocritical for a person that is on a final warning because of spreading drama and hate towards LGBT people, points fingers at people who said 'sieg heil'? I never insinuated that your feedback is bullshit, I insinuated that your reason for leaving the feedback is not that you care about it or that you are offended about what Jim has done or that the verdict is wrong, I insinuated that you left the feedback because you want attention and you don't like Jim very much, so you try to do what you can to undermine his authority. So similar to this feedback really, as I mentioned in the beginning. Or it's just for the lulz, to brag about with the boiz that you left both co-owners dank feedback and we got embarrassed in front of everyone. I don't know really, I wonder myself. Yes, yes, of course. It's all a convenient coincidence that certain people give BeanZ to certain posts made by certain author which are targeting certain individuals. Moving on. If you really wanted it to improve you wouldn't be having destructive kind of attitude that you do. You think that you will improve the community by attacking the two undisputed owners of the community? If we go, the community goes as I would pull the plug on my way out. I like running this place the way I envision it to be, I would not like someone else to run "my baby" so me leaving is not an option. I may be a shitty community leader, but I'm a shitty community leader who has kept this community for a dead game online for 5 years and still going. I guess I must be doing something right. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Working as intended, that's how the new warning system works. The warning message I thought was self-explanatory. You're a smart guy and you've been here for a long time so you know how things work, surely I don't have to point out to you that you posted a YouTube video that spreads hate and riled people up? I won't even discuss the transgender being a mental illness argument with you, let's keep it to the fact that I don't want that kind of content or discussions to be done in my community, similarly to YouTube videos of cats being kicked or nazi songs. You can express and discuss your edgy and controversial opinions elsewhere. I don't brush off actual feedback, I take it very seriously, look up a few posts up, I'm sure you'll find some. Note that it has to be an actual feedback, not a rant about difference of opinions. Which what the rest of this entire quote is. You don't have to agree with me, just like I don't have to agree with you. The only difference here is, I don't try to convince you that you're the problem and that you're wrong. And what's wrong with having a list of rule breakers that need to be removed from the community for the betterment of RP? That's like the best idea *ever*. Surely you mean that I alienate a loud, vocal minority who doesn't like me and ideally would like me to disappear so I don't stand in the way of them being able to PvP and be edgelords on the forums. I'm on a Christmas break currently, as you've noticed from my lack of activity. I only came back for this feedback Last thing I leave you with and I'd really like you to reflect upon this, if you hate my decisions so much as the community leader and first community co-owner, and you hate Jim who is the second community co-owner, and you refuse to roleplay on our servers because of them... Why are you still here? With best regards, no hard feelings and merry Christmas! /Rolle
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    Link to the PC: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-vengeance-aura-ti-sli-overclocked-intel-core-i7-8700k-32gb-ddr4-2x-11gb-asus-gtx-1080-ti-strix-o Anybody can join this giveaway (whitelisted people), winner will be picked on the 12th. Post below to join.
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    Apologies, I really feel that this needs to be mentioned. I ask that you listen instead of just dismissing it, in regards to how this rp was handled. Please understand that this is creative criticism. It's not insulting. It's calling out particular things that are flawed, and trying to offer helpful suggestion as how to fix them, a lot of people don't understand that. I'm trying to help. 1: “Just hit F2 when you’re initiated on.” = Just, no. What you’re not seeing is that by saying that, all you are saying, is ‘your opinion doesn’t matter to me, I’m going to bully you, you’re going to shut up and take it.’ That’s not acceptable; this is not a community of bullies, and all pvp. I have every right to try to run, or do other options to continue the roleplay. You have the option to shoot me if I do, at the same time, get creative. A foot pursuit and talk after also provides a lot of rp. We are all here to have fun. I look forward to rp in the future with you and your group, I also want both of us to have fun during it. 2. “When I went to the church I honestly felt based off their reactions and them insulting me that there was no hope for negotiations and since we're at war with them we will try it the forceful way.” This was your choice to act this way, to respond with violence. If you had clarified, WHY you were there, besides just I want to talk, (then demand her) and actually been patient, you would have gotten your conversation and peace You were not told ‘NO’ in your wanting to talk to Rory. You were told she was gone, and to go wait outside while we did something important. Why didn’t you? If you had gone outside and waited as asked, the wedding would have continued and finished. After the wedding, once we realized you really did just want to negotiate, we would have let you. Your response IC was essentially having a tantrum because you didn’t get what you wanted, exactly when you wanted it. You couldn’t be patient, and accept waiting outside for a bit? F2 logic here, why didn’t you follow what we said? Because you didn’t like it as your option? Well, welcome to how we feel when you tell us to shut up and comply. You need to make your demands clearer. Also analyze what you’re doing. You walked in to place with a lot of people with guns out (obviously on edge about SOMETHING). That’s typically the first sign of ‘bad idea’. You then, go in anyways, and ask to talk to someone, that the people inside only know that you want to hurt. Also, the majority of the time when I hear someone reference, “talk to someone”, it actually means beat the shit out of them. Then you demanded her and got mad when people were being protective. What I would highly suggest if something like this happens again, would be to say “Hi, I’m so and so, leader of the black fangs. I’ve been talking with my people, and we want to broker a peace with Rory and her people. I really want to get it done as soon as possible, can I talk to her?” Then after being told to go outside, “Okay, I’ll wait a maximum of (say 30 min). I really want to get this done and its obviously important for both of us. This needs to be taken care of." I hope this will help in understanding some of our frustrations with how this rp was handled. I also hope that it can help all parties in the future to interact better with one another.
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    As of today, I've been removed from staff by the big man himself. It ultimately came down to disagreements we had about the community and this was the only option. That being said, my experience in staff has not been tarnished by this. I tried to make a difference and while I may not have been a legendary admin like Terra or Hebee, I did what I could. The ride was pretty lit and I had some good times in staff. I'll tag a few people that I enjoyed my experiences with. If I don't mention you don't take it personal, I love you all. @Jamie - When I first got that PM from you telling me to go to helpdesk, I was spooked. And when @Lyca and @Ender told me they had evidence of me duping in the Akrasia camp I was freaking the fuck out. Then I realized it was a joke and I was a new Support on the team. You were a great admin and I'm glad to have worked with you. @Aiko - You helped me out a lot in staff and for that I am forever grateful. Too bad you are a weeb, kinda ruins it <3 @Shane - My fucking boy. If it wasn't for staff I probably wouldn't have gotten to know you and realize how much of a lad you are. Chillest dude in the team by far. @Brady - Another lit dude I wouldn't have met had it not been for staff. You have the potential to be a great GM, show them what you've got. @Eagle - When I joined staff, I was excited to work with you the most. You've been my boy for over a year and its a shame we don't play games with each other much anymore. Don't let bullshit get to you my nibba, you're a true lad. @Ark - You suck worse than me at PvP but I guess you're an OK moderator :^) @Loscham - You should be a loremaster tbh. But you're a good mod too. @Boston - I enjoyed being in staff with you. She did you dirty though and that fucking sucks. @Dusty - People would always shit on you and call you a bad staff member. You don't become a GM on three occasions if you're a shit staff member. RIP my boy Not sure what I'm going to do now to be honest. Staff was the only thing really keeping me around. Don't fucking take my posting rights or I swear I'll leave bad feedback.
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    I don't know how many of you have watched WOBO in the past or know who Aggathor is but the guy used to make really informative DayZ content about various weapons, lootspawn changes, guides, etc. I'd assume as DayZ players some of you might've seen his content before. Well the guy released a video explaining why he hasn't been on. He tells you everything in the video but the rundown is that his Mom's going for an operation to remove a cluster of cancerous nerve cells from her neck and (I think) she'll be full-body paralysed because of it. Guy's quitting his life to be a full-time caretaker and he's doing one last stream to raise some extra money to help out his Mom before he leaves. I'll leave the link here in case any of you wanted to go show your support, since Youtube doesn't show videos in your subscription box if you haven't watched that Youtuber for a long time so some of you might be subscribed and have not even received the notification.
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    Link to the source of punishment (report/post): Why the verdict is not fair: These were the reasons given for the points. I did not bully anyone, I did not troll harass anyone, in fact the only person that I even insulted is my retarded neighbor. As a parent there are things that you want your kids to see and certain things you don't. A dude with a dick wearing dresses and stuffing hormones down his face is not something that most parents would want their kids to see. This is why, as per the previous post I stated I would do this if it had no repercussions. And I went on to explain that. I don't want people to think that I just want to kill people for no reason that would be edgy as fuck. Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: Here just in case any of you are wondering here is a picture of my neighbor, try explaining that to a three year old when she asks why that man is wearing a dress and high heels when he goes out. What would you like to achieve with this appeal: Points removed What could you have done better?: Choose a better place to live.
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    Yeah, I'm leaving staff. Due to unfortunately circumstances that occurred yesterday, I received a staff strike. On top of motivational issues and other things, I've decided that this it's the best course of action. I wasn't contributing all that much compared to before, but it's been a cool ride. I've made loads of friends, had some awesome discussions with people, it's been eventful. I joined back in October 19th, so that makes it nearly 2 years. Sucks I didn't wait out the 2 months. But yeah, I'm not so good at these threads, so I'm gonna chuck a few names of people that are sick af that I met in staff. @Conor You and Shark brought me in, and I was pretty buzzed. I guess you're a cool guy. @Terra You were the scary ass German bitch that frightened me. Staff needs someone like that. <3 @roman - I like gary, he's a cool rapper. @Randle I thought you were a cunt when you first joined staff, but you're a chill guy now. Much love. @Kanen You were just salty because I got promoted first. <3 @Storm You post and I'll move. @Bunny GM buddy <3 @jannik I enjoyed working with you, but you can't write for shit. @Ellie Dirty shitposter. @Clumsy We had our ups and downs, but you're chill af. @Spartan @spartan @Dusty don't let it die out @wendsill You were cool to work with, but you went a little mad. RIP. @Defiance I'm sorry I didn't play siege with you. @Pussy You'll get that spot, dw. @Ron lesbian @go fish I miss u @Stagsview You're a cunt. @Alex you're just a banter boy. @Hebee Teach me the ways. @Brady You'll have to beg someone else to come back. @Major Hold the LM team. I'll chuck a few more names here since I'm lazy. @Castiel @William @Undead @Iso @DickSlide @[email protected]@Para @Shane I probably missed some people. You know who you are anyway. Just some general staff feedback. Don't be robots. I'm still gonna be around, this thread is purely for leaving staff. the game edit: I didn't paste the last bit. I love you guys @Oliv @Lyca @Ender @Aiko, good luck with the team.
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    Errrrr I'd say keep the feedback threads to actual forum staff work, not slack arguments <.< private slacks are kinda a private thing for a reason. Send a pm instead no need for it to be public if you weren't willing to make the entire convo public in the first place, just makes it seem like an unnecessary call out for the sake of making the other guy look like a shitbag.
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    I would say that a concern about someone lying in a report to get people banned and telling people to not do it here is not bullshit. Keep your shit attitude to yourself and do your job, how about that. A badge means nothing if you're going to bring this attitude with it to a report.
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    @Raven06 the super soldier RP and metagaming are both significant enough to justify a full punishment. Verbal warnings should only be used in situations where the rule break had no significant impact on the quality of RP. And considering the fact that you did not role play any pain or fear, it is a huge deteriorating factor when people try to role play with you. Bad RP - 5 day ban, 10 points @Ronin47 Same goes for you, no fear or pain role played out, it completely destroys the immersion of the situation and prevents other players to continue to role play normally. Bad RP - 5 day ban, 10 points @Puncture As the rules state: 8.4 Hostages may only be killed in the following scenarios: - 8.4.3 Hostages do not value their life, for example they continuously talk back or insult you despite being told to stop. The hostage did talk back multiple times and continued to do so despite multiple warnings because he is an "old ex-military Russian" aka super soldier. FYI rule 6.2.2 applies to everyone without exceptions, regardless of your characters background. It also does not matter how long time has passed since the warnings have been issued, as long as it's still the same hostage situation the warnings given are be considered valid for its entire duration. We can't require players to have to remind someone every 5 minutes that they should stop talking shit in a situation where that persons life is at risk. The suggestion from the GM team that the hostage should have been tortured instead of killed, after he showed no fear or pain earlier on is ridiculous. The guy doesn't want to RP out pain, he keeps talking shit despite multiple warnings, what are they supposed to do? The hostage refused to properly RP during the situation, kept talking back after multiple warnings, the kill is fully and completely justified. As the old saying goes - "talk shit, get hit". Ban and points removed Overruled with help of @Ender and @Lyca
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    Evening all, As of 4:10 PM EST, I was made aware that I was being removed from staff because of a breach of terms of service. I cannot specify what I did, however, I'm sure it will come to light because of hearsay. I want to use this thread to offer feedback to the remaining staff members, regardless of whether or not they want to take it. If you have 'No Opinion' next to your name, then it is likely that we did not work often enough together for me to form an opinion on you. @Rolle - I respect your decision to remove me. To make an exception for me would mean making an exception for all, however, the staff team is not the only thing that needs to be checked in on from time to time. This community, needless to say, is dying. We went from four servers with active PR and a staff team filled with active and ready to work people, to now one server that rarely maxes out on weekends and a bunch of OOC Salt on the forums. I know for a fact that my opinion immediately counts for less now that I'm not under any sort of rank or badge, but regardless, I'd love to see this place flourish again, and I'd love to see the feared leader of the forums actually become a part of it again. Make DayZRP Great Again was the start, but it was never finished. @JimRP - In your own time, get back to doing PR for this place. Between you and the fellow above, DayZRP can be revived, despite what the majority think. @Aiko - I enjoyed working with you in Staff, you really saved my activity a few times. I don't have much to say, besides leave out the 'Desu Aiko' bit out of any posts. Please. @Ender - You were great to work with in staff, but there were a few times where things were taken too seriously, and you lost your cool as a result. I can't say I blame you, even I did at some points, but just be mindful. @Lyca - Good admin, but sensitive to some things. I've told you this before, don't take things so seriously on here. It's a videogame and pixels on a screen, nothing that people say or do can affect you, whether it be now or ten years from now. Lastly, regardless of whether you see it or not, there are ways that you have changed that came with that admin badge. I know you're going to say "But you can always come to me with XYZ", but it's not exactly like that. You are too enveloped in staff work to spend even the slightest amount of time with any of your old friends, and it does bring a frown to several people's faces. Calling in @Zero for his POV. If you want to discuss this more in person, feel free to poke me or get me on Steam. If it wasn't obvious already, I and several others miss you. Besides that, whenever things have gone down, you've stuck by the team, and you're a loyal staff member. Keep it up. @Oliv - Good guy, decent admin. However, you're too lenient regarding forum ethic. It seems as though not just yourself, but several other members of the Admin Team have been very forgiving and tolerant of community members' rulebreaks. I suggest you all step up and do something, because currently, warning points are a joke to the majority of people here, to a point where I will be sitting in a TeamSpeak channel of randoms and hear "Hey, I'm going to go get some points real quick, they don't really matter anyway". I advise aggravating points if people refuse to take them seriously. @Ark - No opinion. @Chewy - No opinion. @Eagle - No opinion. @Jade - No opinion. @Nihoolious - Give this boy the red, he deserves it. Don't think I saw any report he didn't work hard on. @Para - We disagreed on several things in staff, but this is feedback, not me annotating your opinion. It should be noted that from this, I know you have a dislike for me, and it was very evident when we would speak in TS. Aside from that, you strongly believe that you are correct in your opinion and are willing to fight for it, which is good. The only thing I would advise is to take things a little less seriously, at the end of the day, this is videogame and nothing more. @Spartan - Only competitor with Nihoolious for the red badge. Hard worker, good work ethic, one of the best GMs. Also sound and good to have a laugh with. I'll be sure to go to you if I have any ridiculous questions, like in the old days. @Hebi Kotei - Although I appreciate your consistency and persistence regarding the feedback of other members, your feedback proved to me that rather than going for helping a member to improve on their work, it was instead to target them and to prove the point that you were right. I didn't appreciate this in staff, and I'm sure others who received similar feedback from you won't either. I would advise aiming to actually help people on your team, rather than try to impress the admins with how intelligently you can fire at other people. Then again, given your arrogance, you probably won't take this advice. Like I said before, up to you. @Lord Strawberry - No opinion. @Loscham - No opinion. @Samaritan - No opinion. @Shane - No opinion. @Major - Best LM this server has ever seen, and one of the most intelligent people I think I've ever seen on here. I was considering applying for LoreMaster if I ever resigned from my position of Moderator/GM, but it's a bit late for that now. Keep up the good work, we need it. @Method - One of my closest friends in the community. You're a good guy, and one of the few who has stuck by me for the longest time. My only feedback, is that if you believe in your opinion, no matter how many disagree with you, you stick by that opinion and don't back down. I saw that a few times from you, even though you were right in a form or fashion. Also, give this fellow a green badge already, he's stuck by you guys forever, despite your refusal to promote him. Give him something to go off of. @Skinner - Great CH, soon to be moderator. I've seen you in the helpdesk the most, alongside @Zilly. Keep it up. @Zilly - See @Skinner's feedback. Also, another one of my closest friends, if you need anything, you know where to find me. My best guess is that my advice on this thread will not be taken seriously, as it was not in staff. There were a few things that the community wanted that I pushed for internally that were shot down pretty hard, and only one of which actually came to fruition. Regardless, you know my opinion. Several people are going to be very happy to see that this happened, several others are going to be very disappointed. Regardless, I want everyone to know, staff or not, that I confessed to what I did when it came to my attention that another community member was at stake for something that I did, leading to my overall confession of my mistake. I stand by my decisions. If you didn't like me as a staff or a community member, here's this for you: If you did like me as a staff or community member, here's this:
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    That is actually Stary when your girlfriend has to study for exams and you and your best friend have a free weekend to make a little spontaneous roady ... Had some good kvass as well
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    Offworld is working its operations in the north, and it needs the area to be free of people. To do this, they hired elements of the locals to vacate Svetlojarsk. One of these elements "The Traders" said they wouldn't move unless Offworld offered them 3 crates full of ak-47s and ammo. Offworld agreed, and decided to do the ammo drop in Gorka. The Operation was supposed to be "secret" but by hook or by crook the Peoples Army of Ukraine found out about the drop. The plan is to have the URAL carrying the AK-47 crates stop dead center of town, highlighted in green. The red folks will be that PAU/bandits assaulting the trucks. The Story Repercussions PAU continues to interfere with Offworlds illegal activities, by stealing from supply trains, and taking objectives that Offworld have highlighted prior to Offworlds arrival. This is the case with this Ammo drop. If PAU wins, their influence will strengthen, as they now will have a TON of guns, and Offworld will be shamed. Unable to deliver on their promise of guns to the Tradesmen. Offworld will lose influence and trust in the region and will have a limited supply of weapons, and it will reflect with the guns we carry. If Offworld forces win, the PAU get humiliated by the loss, it will show South Zagoria that it can, and will fight back.. and they will take heavy casualties and wounded, which they will RP out. When/Where? Gorka, Saturday November 11 at 7:30pm CST or 1:00 server time. All Offworld forces will meet at the green dot, All PAU forces will meet at in the woods highlighted in RED, Two teamspeak channels will be used, one for eash team. Hopefully an admin using Rcon can say "KOS EVENT STARTS IN GORKA" and that will be the signal to go. Prior to the "Go" announcement, everyone will be standing still, and not in firing view of each other. Please post down below if you can make it, and say which team you'd like to fight for. YOU DO NO HAVE TO BE A PART OF EITHER GROUP TO PARTICIPATE, ANYONE IS WELCOME TO FIGHT FOR ANY SIDE. IF TEAMS HAVE TO BE BALANCED WE WILL SORT IT OUT PRIOR TO SATURDAY <3 John Danger: Team Offworld. I'll be there, obviously ^.^
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    Ok, so it looks like the balance of the answers won't sway in any direction. Sadly we only got about 150 votes from the 350+ members that visit the website every day, but I guess not everyone - especially newcomers - are interested in the inner workings of the community or permabans of people they don't know, I suppose they are here just to... role play in DayZ? As we can see, the result is not overwhelmingly positive which was my requirement to go forward with this suggestion, which is why I will stop it here and abandon this idea. I like that many people brought up both positive and negative things about this suggestion, showing that they at least considered both sides of the problem. The one I was most conflicted with personally is the fact that the bans and warnings you receive should matter and have consequences so that we can keep a healthy environment which prioritizes role play and have a community that is not full of toxicity, however I was hoping that the large amount of money involved would mitigate these issues and risks. However I can understand and accept that others do not see it that way. Regardless of the outcome, I am glad to see that we can still discuss controversial things like this is a polite and respectful manner, putting aside only a handful of troll posts in this thread. Thank you all for participating and voting on this suggestion. Let's all of us who are still here work together to keep this boat afloat and try to better ourselves and our role playing effort so that when beta hits in 2022 we are ready.
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    Link to the source of punishment (report/post): Why the verdict is not fair: It's not fair because I didn't do anything wrong as I had legitimate KOS rights on the OP and ally as their dynamic group was actively taking shots at my friends while they were within 500 meters. The OP and his friend are both in the dynamic group of the people we are fighting against, which is not disputed in the verdict. However, Para states that the firefight had fallen into a lull by the time they had entered the town. This is false as can be seen by the logs: If you can call 3 minutes a lull, then fuck me. There was almost constant fighting during some points, including points immediately prior to them entering the town near the school. My boy @Dewskeet Skeet was inside one of the apartment buildings that I was near, and was being shot at by someone outside the apartment, as well as trying to fight the guy at the top of the apartment they were in. In fact, the reason I moved down to the apartments from my position was to clear the outside/inside of the apartment so that Dew and Pado could leave the building and push towards the school. When the OP and his ally enter the town, they can hear shots popping off. Once they get closer to the apartments, they said they heard more shots by the apartments. Those shots were people attempting to kill my friends inside the bottom of the apartments, as well as whoever else was outside. Being that the shots were coming from the people fighting my friends and I, and being that the OP and his ally were in fact in the same dynamic group as the people fighting us, I did in fact have KOS rights on the OP and his ally, as they were in fact within 500 meters when shots were still being fired at my friends and I. This is confirmed at ~00:43. They are right at the construction site in town and more shots can be heard in the direction of the apartments and school. From the construction site to the apartments is ~500 meters. This is confirmed in a very autistic artistic diagram that I made below: Also, you cannot assume that there will be hitlogs for every single shot fired. Just because there may be an apparent "lull" (lmao 3 minutes) before they are killed, that does not mean shots were not being fired still. There are things called suppressors in this game, which makes shots quieter, and more difficult if not impossible to hear at certain ranges. Not only that, but DayZ is an alpha game, meaning that there are many bugs in it. DayZ has had extremely buggy audio for basically it's entire development so far, meaning that sometimes gunshots are not heard correctly, etc. Lastly, @Para states in the verdict: They literally told their friends, AKA the people actively trying to kill us, that they were going to assist them as medics. It was in fact their intention to get involved in whatever was happening. They were made aware that some sort of hostile situation involving killing and potential fights would occur, and decided that they were going to be part of it. It's not my problem that they have bad communication with their friends, nor is it my fault that they stood in the middle of an open field directly in the middle of the active fight. They were informed that the people in their dynamic group would have KOS rights on them, and were informed of where exactly the situation was going to happen. It is only logical to assume that some sort of hostility or confrontation would happen there. If they truly didn't want to die, then they should have just completely avoided the area. Simple as that. The people who wrote the verdict took everything that the OP and ally said as fact instead of thoroughly looking at and considering every possibility. A mistake was made, and it needs to be fixed. Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: The staff team that handled the verdict, consisting of @Para @Chewy and @Ender clearly did not do the verdict correctly, as things that I pointed out above were not considered, and were not investigated. Had the points I brought up above been thoroughly considered and looked into, this verdict likely would've ended very differently. I understand that staff are only humans and can make mistakes, but when mistakes are made, they need to be fixed, and wrongs need to be righted. What would you like to achieve with this appeal: Ban and warning points revoked. What could you have done better?: Ran into an open field in the middle of a firefight, and initiated on two people who were in the same dynamic as the people we were actively fighting.
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    Come on man. Enough with this toxic attitude. We get it, you hate DayZ. We get it, you don't like this community. But, if you hate the game and hate this community, then why do you keep coming back here? Why keep spouting your shitty opinion and toxic attitude? Are you not getting satisfaction in your life, so you have to try to get it here by attempting to piss people off? I've seen better attempts at trolling in an elementary school. -User was warned for this part of the post- Anyways, to be on topic, we'll let the community know if Gaming Deluxe says anything to Rolle. It seems that it happens at the same times, usually in the afternoons-evenings in US timezones. I'm unsure if it happens at other times as well, but those are the times I play, and the times that I've seen it the most.
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    Starting a little off topic. I hate the terms being used in this discussion, it triggers me. If we are talking seriously, in my book there is no such thing as campfire RPers or RPPVPers, these are just used for memes. We are all supposed to be roleplayers. Depending on our characters we can do either peaceful RP or hostile RP and switch in between these depending on the situation. I don't have any problem with either of these, because people who do these properly are really role players - they are focusing on roleplay and keep things fair and that's what's most important. PvPing on the other hand is not roleplaying. PvPing is playing on our servers and using our rules and restrictions as an advantage over other players (being able to get close to the target without having to worry about being killed in open terrain for example) to kill or otherwise dominate them (hostage taking for no reason) and feel like winners. These people can't easily pull this off on public servers because there they would get rekt by other players shooting on sight, so a no-KoS server makes it easy to "win" over others. PvPing is cancer of this community, DayZRP was specifically created to create an alternative to PvP focus of vanilla DayZ so that we don't have to deal with players like that. It's insanely difficult to get rid of it, because it's always masked by the "but we do care about RP" and in the past it was only resolved after massive rulebreaks, usually by me rule 4'ing entire groups of PvPers. Bottom line being - bullets do not deliver RP. If they did, the best RP servers would be the publics. No, roleplay is interaction with other players through text or voice and that's the primary focus of this community. We allow for conflict in the rules (revenge rights, kill right sharing) to keep things fair between the players and groups and allow for fear and conflict which is a huge part of DayZ nature, not to allow your character to express themselves by emptying a magazine into other players. So how do you distinguish between a hostile roleplayers and PvPer? It's pretty simple. Hostile RPers will actually have a IC reason to do things they do and when they have a reason and are hostile they keep their actions proportionate to that reason. They will not make up reasons in order to be hostile, initiate or use their ambiguous group goals as a cookie-cutter reason, they will not actively go out and roam the map in search of conflict just to get into a firefight. They will focus on the roleplay aspect of all interactions and will not get hostile just to humiliate other players, get kills, gear or brag rights. I've been taken hostage recently by two random people whom I've never met before and it was one of the greatest moments in Standalone for me. I tried to reflect genuine emotions of being scared and on edge and they in turn kept it interesting and reasonable, didn't take anything that they didn't have to, didn't humiliate me or torture me for some shitty made up reason and I was let go shortly after because quite frankly - I haven't done anything wrong to them. I think that if all hostile RP looked like that then the peaceful RPers wouldn't have to avoid hubs in fear of a text initiation from behind a wall, hide on the map or focus on internal RP only. They wouldn't be afraid of losing the jacket that they searched for several hours that fits their character perfectly, because if they didn't do anything wrong or be a member of a group in conflict - nobody would take it from them. If they did something wrong, fair enough - do whatever needs to be done which is reasonable. If not, why should they have their experience and RP destroyed because a PvPer wants to humiliate and make other players miserable thanks to some made up shitty reason? So no, I'm not against hostile RP when it makes sense and is kept within reason, in fact I love it. It makes things interesting, it adds fear, consequences for your actions and adds to the atmosphere of the apocalypse. I am against PvPing, mass initiations on player hubs for no reason, killing other players when its not absolutely necessary, actively searching out and baiting/provoking conflict. Now that's not saying that peaceful RPers are holy cows and never can be wrong. If the reactions on screenshots that Dusty posted were sent after hostile RP that was entirely justified and fair then they are just salty people who are either gear whores, do not prioritize RP over everything else, can't take responsibility for their actions or do not recognize the difference between IC and OOC. Either way, they are just as much unsuited to be players in this community like the PvPers I described above. That's how I see it and that's how my priorities lie when deciding things in the community and if you disagree, well - there's always DayZ Underground where the organic and unrestricted RP is encouraged Now going back on topic, I don't think there is a huge problem with elitism in the community. I am an elitist because I try to make my community work the way I want it to and not the way a minority of PvPers wants it to be. Yes, I'm an self-centric egoist like that unfortunately, but that's just who I am - I like to be in control of "my house". Yes, there is currently division between players in our community, some salt going on, but that is largely limited to actions of PvPers and salty "peaceful RPers" and honestly there's not that many of them to cause major trouble on a larger scale. It's kind of like headlines in news, it all looks bad and terrifying, but all they do is report bad news. In our community behind that few rule break reports, hate messages and salty that we see that give us a picture of a community full of Bad RPers, PvPers, salty kids and OOC hate there are countless number of good members and genuine good role play interactions that didn't end in any rule break and everyone was satisfied by them. We never see or hear of those. Just look at the number of players / 24h on the front page and how many reports are created daily. Either way, like others before me I don't think this issue can be solved. Every community have some kind of quirks or divide, people with one mentality will group up and oppose others who do not share their beliefs. I've never seen a community without conflict where everyone coexisted in perfect harmony. It doesn't happen in real life and neither does it on the Internet. We try to make the best of it, we have rules about how are you supposed to behave towards others and those who do not follow them will be removed. So I don't have any other ideas other than removing those people who spread the toxicity and create this divide to begin with.