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    K if this gets added when I spawn in I will just emote *Duct tapes PTT down*. Whats the work around for that.
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    Kinda sad to see some of the results for these polls but I think it reflects in large part the state of affairs currently. One of the biggest factors is attitude, which everybody who plays, browses, posts, or uses TS can work on. Part of the reason I don't spend as much time on TS as I used to is that it seems like every channel I jump in or hang around is clouded with "he-said/she-said", "this person is a cunt/POS/yadda yadda", and just general middle-school level gutter-snipe comments and chat from people. It's so fucking old and it is something that everybody can work on. "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it." Another thing is this mentality that groups are/should be either "server changing" or otherwise, and if they are not as such they are stupid or useless. We tend to forget that this is a video game we play to have fun in, and not a business or a job, and thankfully it was clarified that SMART goals are more guidelines + the time part isn't a basis for a group getting removed if they fail their goal. Groups should function as a means for people to enjoy the game and the server at a higher level, and not as taking on a yolk of "be fundamentally server-changing or fuck off." I have also heard from a couple people that the group they liked the most (Anarchy) was the most active. One of my biggest issues is having the Lore impact the face of things going on IG, and also providing fun events for people to go to. Lore helps give meaning and purpose to stuff, but it doesn't help anybody if it is just read on a forum and not used in any way, people are here to play a video game and not to read and I understand that. That is why events are so important as they can bring people together, make the Lore worth something, and give people something fun to do in a game that doesn't have much progression after you hit up Tisy. I saw on the poll that 11 people disagreed with the job that the LM team was doing, and it's one of those things where people can just downvote/meme but I still take that stuff seriously. Loremasters are not really related in their function to the rest of the staff team, our core responsibilities do not touch forum moderation, punishment, or any sort of duty that other members of staff do. We deal with groups, Lore, events, and stuff that is generally a bit more approachable in some people's eyes in that respect. Feedback is one of those things that we don't get a lot of, and it is generally positive so I like to have a feel for what people's gripes are or what we could do to improve. After reading all the posts I went through all the TS channels to get feedback from people, writing it down as I went so we have a bit of a record of things. That seems to be the only way to get feedback. It is what it is I suppose, but I think staff (LMs specifically) getting IG and being active is critical, and something I definitely need to work on. I wish people would bring their concerns to us directly or were more vocal about them in the first place.
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    For me I think the issue is mostly attitude of players. I've said over and over the problems I've seen in the community and have been both heavily supported as well as mocked. I've tried to be supportive and advise from years of rp experience, that is probably equal to most people's ages here. Bullying is a huge problem, and the ones doing it obviously won't acknowledge or agree the whole "hiding on the map" to me is a load of shit. * anytime somewhere fun for the community that promotes role play opens, a bunch of people have to come big dick each other, ending in a massive shoot out at some point and fucking over anyone who wants to actually have fun. because getting shot is actually a really big fucking deal that nearly no one takes seriously in this game * also complains of well just do what we tell you, and you'll have a great time. aren't actually viewed as the bullying that it is * people keep thinking we are in a Third World country where everything resource wise is completely gone, even though it's been approved by the Lore Masters that's not the case. Also it would take years with the amount of people left and the supplies to actually become anywhere near low on resources * well yeah while you would have some anarchy and violence, Ive provided a shit ton of scientific sources saying The overall behavior is otherwise. It's not all love and hugs by any means, but people genetically work together and help each other to survive. Even if it's for themselves, they still usually work together with entire community, because that how you survive. You get people to care about you and look out for you, and usually get that response by being nice to them and doing the same. Except it seems the majority of the opinion people have a is that's bullshit and just burn these places to the ground because somehow that is going to further their survival. lets see my ch * has had the shit beaten out of her and took nearly a month to recover. Because I actually decently role-play my damage, I'm not running around like nothing happened the day after I got shot in the foot or the leg, or after major surgery, like I see quite a lot * never had a good experience in a large place that wasn't ruined by people big dicking at some point * been shot multiple times * been forced to watch bad things happen to other people (both very traumatic) * takes care of innocent people * is one of the only people that can actually really fix people who are hurt * and for some reason a lot of people are really stupid about that and want to hurt me. So just destroy and threaten the people that can actually help you when you need it...great job...brilliant * has a massive amount of distrust because of trying to be nice to people and having a gun in my face as a result and my stuff taken * Watched the leaders of groups be incapable of acting like adults who can reason with each other * all the negans * have watched other groups and had to deal with another group trying to make you bow down to them because they can * been shot at least three times * suddenly gets a warning that "a large group of hostile people are heading right for you, heavily armed and with intent to hurt you." Really, irl after all of that, you'd be a fucking idiot if you DIDN'T run and hide. If you're pissed because you spend hours wondering the map and can't find anyone to role-play with, I really think you might need to look at the situation a little differently then again I'm not expecting anything because when the community was asked what they think the problem was, and a few people pointed out the problem that no one else would speak up about, it was literally mocked and ignored completely. I know a lot of people think I dislike hostile RP. That's not true. The problem is that I've seen very few people that actually make it fun. There has to be a balance and the server doesn't have one. At all. The fact that it takes people hours to find anyone, because people are hiding should be fucking obvious that something is not quite right. Because people don't just hide because it's fun, contrary to popular belief. No one wants to be in the background, people are doing it because if it was real life, that's with the smart people would be doing. Because the less chances of interacting with people that will probably hurt you and take your supplies, makes your survival rate go a lot higher If people could actually interact without everyone having a big dick competition in places, there would be a hell of a lot more role-play. That's apparently too much to ask for. haven't really been paying attention to the admin stuff lately. I've been really happy with the lore masters and working with them. Would love more rp with VDC and would love to see lore masters backing up government, military, and un/who actions
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    Helloooooo community. Today is Pancake Day and you know what that means. Pancakes! FUCK YEAH. Who doesn't love a good pancake? I'm making this "guide" for anyone who absolutely loves 'em but doesn't quite know how to make 'em. Instead of buying, make them yourself because own made always tastes better. So without further ado(?) Let's get crackin'. You will need (This makes approx 4): - 2 Eggs, medium - 4 ounces/113 grams plain flour - 300ml/half a pint of milk - A small knob of butter and a pinch of salt is optional, should you like that. How do we do? Get yourself a frying pan (not to be confused with a wok which LOOKS like a frying pan but is deeper). Set your stove to gas mark 5 or 6 if you have an electric oven. Pour a small blob of cooking oil in the center of your frying pan and let it heat up. Meanwhile, you should be whisking up your eggs, milk and flour (and the butter/salt if you added it) all together until it looks "fluffy" kinda like seen below: By now your pan should be heated up and the oil should have spread a bit. If not roll your pan a bit and turn the heat down to gas mark 3 or if you use an electric oven, 4. At this point you can use a ladel to measure how much you put in, but either way your mix is ready. Pour it into the pan so that it covers the base, if it looks a bit thin don't be stingy, add a little more mix if you need. Let it cook until you see the edges start to get crispy: Which is when you should start to gently push at the crispy parts to slowly get your spatula underneath. Oh yeah- you need a spatula. Forgot that. Either way if it doesnt feel like it's gonna go- if it feels like its too wet and will break apart, give it a few moments before giving it another try. You should be able to lift it and turn it over- don't try to flip it unless you're damn pro imo. When it's flipped, it should look golden brown, like so. Give the other side a couple of minutes to cook. When you rock the pan back and forth the pancake should slide around. It should be just about done by then. Serve up on a plate and add whatever toppings you please. Remember to add a dash of cooking oil after every pancake, you don't want the mix to stick. Happy pancake making! B)
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    Hello kids, I'm here to interest you all with a juicy event that has been in the works for a while. This place will be be somewhat of a hotspot after the initial event cause I think we need more of them to spark fellow Role players to move from town to town. How effective will this be I hear you cry, well... I am not sure but hey why not try? At this great event to come you will be treated to a whiskey tasting session IG as well as some fresh produce in the form of baked goods. There shall also be music for your ears but I will go into more detail about that below as this is just an introduction. The prepping process for the event will be taken IG to source a group of helping individuals to be security for the event, security will be treated to luxuries such as not paying for their whiskey and baked goods for their gracious efforts to keep the riff raff away! Again this will be discussed IG, possibly through a radio chatter. This will be a time for everyone to have a nice night of RP and enjoy each others company. Times for the event are as follows: Pending... Aha! A twist? Yes, at the event the music provided will be covered versions from your favourite artists in the style that was common at the chosen time period. Hence the name "30's night." Now, a month following on from this event, I shall update this thread with an update for "40's night" and so on. Again security will be sourced and compensated with goodies for their valiant efforts to protect the distillery. These nights will NOT be on every night following this event if (if it goes well that is) as it would get tiring, so I think one time a month dedicated to music of a specific time period is enough and it gives you something to be excited for. Here is the location for you to find your way to the event, I would strongly suggest you find out IG but hey ho. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For those of you that may be very keen to being part of the event, maybe helping setup before hand and even security, shoot me a PM with this template:
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    How would you know, really, how would you know for yourself, when you do not know the in-game climate and base your decisions on the rumblings of third parties? As somebody who plays regularly and knows what occurs in-game, I can say that protections aren't needed for events, better IC dealings are needed if people wish to keep themselves safe. Your best judgement is something I personally don't trust when it comes to deciding how we play the video game and, as the poll suggests, several community members more active in-game than you are disagree with your judgement aswell.
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    I'm gonna stop handing out beans and give my two cents now. First off, thanks for making this thread @Squillium. It was good to see some some statistics instead of just ranting. That being said I feel really demoralized after seeing the attitudes in this thread. People keep saying that no one is trying to push forward RP or lore. That's a fucking lie. I know can speak for both myself and the members of the VDC when I say this; we are trying. I have been busting my ass to help build a story line that should push forward lore. When people say shit like that it feels like a slap in the face. @RogueSolace is correct in saying that sometimes you have to be sneaky for both OOC and IC reasons if you want to get anything done story wise. I'm sorry if people feel as if we're not doing enough to give the community something to do. Every night our members are on trying to make a difference. I'd say that probably our biggest problem is that we don't have enough people in our group. This is why we're doing a recruitment push. Now I think some folks may be declining to join us due to a combination of OOC hate for one of our members and the fact that some people don't want the pressure of being in a lore group. Here's the thing though, pressure makes diamonds y'all. If you want lore and stories then help us out. Don't just bitch that nobody is doing anything. Thanks to everyone who has helped us so far and I hope that more of you will be willing to be help us in the future.
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    *the old priest sits still atop a rock formation, his slow and steady breath pushing small clouds out of his mouth and into the cold morning sky. From where he sits, he feels the whole world, the eerie calm as the last hour turns into the first; he hears Boreas and Zephyr, calling his name in the distance, and he sees stars and prisms in the dew drops, breaking up the light of dawn as they gently roll off the glistening grass blades. He reads his notes, slowly, weighing every words he wrote with great care; he still feels guilty at the thought of people plea remaining unanswered for so long, but he steels his resolve and prepares to make amends, to do right by his people. He grabs his radio, turns it on and begins his broadcast* -his voice is smooth and measured, a hint of melancholy at times- "Greetings, it's the Preacher. I would apologize for neglecting this broadcast and in turn, you, who listen. The events that recently unfolded have taken a turn darker than I could ever have imagined ... some good people I knew now thread an obscure path, far away from the light of the Lord. Remember my children, that the watchful gaze of our Lord cannot be blinded, no matter how occult the veil you surround yourself with. *he takes a moment to collect his thoughts* We are sinners, left behind after the Rapture, but it doesn't mean that Heaven is out of reach. On the contrary, this is our last chance to redeem ourselves, to prove to the Lord that we are worth saving as well. Only through this grand crucible will we be reborn as our noblest selves. And, as an humble servant of God, it is my solemn duty to bring the flame of salvation to the accursed and the wicked; work with me my children, work with me to save your souls. Remember that time waits for no one, and if you were to leave this earth tomorrow, you'd do so with a tainted soul, condemning you to an eternity of damnation and suffering; the unclean shall forever be denied entrance to the Everlasting Gardens ..." *he stops for a moment, distracted by the faint howling of wolves in the valley far below* "Now, fret not, I heard your pleas my brothers, I have set plans in motion and shall be with you shortly. I believe that we are in a dire need of each other. Stranger, I've written down the frequency you gave me, I'll find you. Also, worry not, for faith is never truly lost. As for you young Johnny, I would advise leaving the area you currently reside in, take to the woods, I'll contact you soon. I'll end this broadcast with a sermon I've cooked up during the last week, may it grant you levity and peace in this grim, bleak world. Stay safe out there, God is with you, Preacher out." *he takes out his notebook and takes a minute to read his notes again; concerned about the faith of the two young men who reached out to him, he lets out a sigh before resuming his broadcast* -his tone is more serious, gentle, imbued with certainty- Psa. 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psa. 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. Psa. 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psa. 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psa. 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Psa. 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. There is always a valley between two mountains. Before each mountain top experience comes a walk down below. Some can live on the mountain top with the Lord for extended periods of time but some cannot for some reason or another. We reach the mountain top, live there a while but then comes a wind of defeat or a wind of discouragement and the wind blows us right down to the bottom of the mountain again. Some valleys are wide, some are narrow. Some are on rough ground and some on smooth ground. Most suicides occur there and most relationships break up while one or both mates are there. I know I am talking to some today who are there and some people live there most of the time. It may be because of physical reasons, emotional reasons, or spiritual reasons. Whatever the reason, too many of us have an address in the valley. If you are going to be successful in climbing the mountain, then you must recognize what’s in the valley. The only way God can speak to some of us is in the valley. Some Christians get high up the mountain and their ears get stopped up and they can’t hear God speak. Some get so high in the mountains that they get in the fog and can’t see spiritually. There is a different living standard there. The same vegetation doesn’t grow there as it does in the mountain top. Sometimes the only way to get the right spiritual diet is to go to the valley. God may have to take us down there in order to take us up to the mountain top. The valley is the ground floor for success. It is the only access to the mountain. It is where the elevator is. If you enter the elevator at the top, the only direction is down. Maybe you know a friend, a college student, a brother, a sister, or someone else who is in the valley and can’t seem to get out. Maybe you know someone who is considering throwing in the towel. Maybe you know someone who can’t seem to get a handle on their relationships. If it is you, get on the elevator. If it is someone you know, help them get on the elevator because it is about ready to leave the launching pad and the mountain top is the first stop. Jer. 2:23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways; Jer. 49:4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? Joe. 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. This place is always a place of decision. Am I going to stay here or am I going to climb the mountain? We must grapple with our decisions and trust the Lord so we can make the right choice. There is a battle between the flesh and the spirit. Will I make the decision to stay in the world or climb the mountain to spiritual attainment. Will I trust myself or the Lord? Will I depend on my strength or the rod and staff of the Lord? The only reason for staying in the valley is that you don’t make a decision to get out. Most successful people made life changing decisions while in the valley. Psa. 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Psa. 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Luk. 3:5, “Every valley shall be filled, every mountain and hill shall be brought low.”That means that the mountain is accessible to all who trust the Lord and start climbing. Rom. 8:28, “All things work together for good to them who love God.” Are you going to stay in the valley the rest of your life? You don’t need to. Why don’t you get out today? Why don’t you decide to start climbing the mountain today? *the broadcast ends*
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    Coming from the perspective of Staff, I can assure you each time we make a decision we have to go over it more than once, with a fine toothed comb. We want to make sure that the choices we decide help benefit everyone in some way, but we cannot please everyone. Right now I believe the community is for a lack of a better word, bored. They came here when Mod was flourishing, when SA first came out and the prospect and dreams of a better DayZ were right within their grasps and now as time as gone on much like a grape in the sun their dreams, motivation, desire and hopes have shriveled up. Sure, maybe back in 2014/2015/2016 the community and the game were better but what stands is that we are NO longer in that time frame. We're in this one, we're in the present and we have to work with what we've got. We cannot go back in time, we can only move forward. No amount of rule changes are going to fix a broken game, let's be honest but we can only hope to quell the rising agitation and frustration that many members have with a game that is just spinning it's wheels and going no where. When people get bored and agitated, they find their own means of entertainment. Sadly, this seems to culminate to flaming, vague posting, shade slinging, and in-fighting all over the forums. It evolves into petty drama and shit posting, and honestly it gets tiring and repetitive, specially coming from the same people over and over. We, as Staff, have to ensure that not only does each and every community member (especially new ones) feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings on the forums but that they are not attacked and ostracized for doing so. We also have to ensure that the means in which they share their thoughts are not hazardous to other members. It's a hard rope to balance on, and I can assure you no one decision is ever made by a solo person or someone with ties related to the parties involved. I think that the Lore Team is working hard, people shit on them so often but they do put in a lot of effort. They dedicate time to research, and ideas and progress all while trying to keep it under wraps to make it surprising and fun for the community. I think the Admins work endlessly and tirelessly to make sure things are handled correctly. Two of our Admins have full time jobs, and I believe the other attends school but they still put in so much effort to help guide and advise GMs, Mods and Supports as well as make hard choices when it comes to rule breaks and community members. They do not get paid, and yet they treat this place as a second job. Some place they love and that they want to see flourish, actually I think this can be said for each Staff Member. We want this place to grow and feel like a second home away from home or a escape for those who have none. When it comes to Rules, I believe we need them to help keep the community on track. There are definitely two types of RPers that come here. Old School and New School. - Old School to me means pen and paper DnD, dice rolls and emotes. Let me note that down, let me take stock of my invisible inventory/injuries and character effects. Walls of text and descriptions, planned things, diaries, notes with meticulous details and focus on character development, slow burning but steady. Internally focused. - New School means to me, use what the game gives me to help RP. What I can see, is what exists and I'm always ready for the next exciting adventure. Let's run from the East to the West and back again to find people, engage and RP. Pick up loot and play with it, show it off. I was injured yesterday? Oh, right! Slipped my mind while I was chatting with all these different people. I want to affect those around me, and I want to see how they react, what happens if I get up in this persons face, what happens if I try and be everyone's friend? Externally focused. Of course this isn't black or white and completely subjective, but I think most people can find themselves leaning to one or the other side. In order to balance these two and help them both experience a decent environment we have to add and remove rules, amend them or modify them. It comes with the territory. Are they too strict? I don't think so, but one thing I do know for certain is that they're forever changing and nothing is permanent. As far as groups go, I can't say much on that. In the middle of packing, recovering from sickness and working I haven't had a chance to jump in game and really RP with any groups but I am hoping after I move I will be able to. And that concludes Brayces' long winded spewing of words.
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    This is the type of attitude that is killing the server. Stop being an elitist and dehumanizing the people you hate for whatever reason. “They robbed me!!! They get into a lot of fights!!! Fuck those guys!!!” Im sick of seeing this terrible attitude from a majority of the community. Everyone here is just trying to play a game. Just respect that other people have different play styles and different RP styles, and get off your high horse. Anyways, the server strives for realism. Obviously there has to be rules like no KOS and no power gaming; but if you’re going to run an event that is open to the public and announce it publically, then you should expect some bad apples to show up. The most recent event that was “ruined” is one such example. A boxing event was being held, a group that is at war with the group running the event shows up. They attempt to negotiate. They’re told to fuck off twice. Of course they’re going to be initiated on. People have to be held accountable for their actions. We don’t need even more safety nets. People used to complain that dayzrp was too strict in 2016 and the years prior, but now there are rules and changes being made that are just tedious, unrealistic, and annoying to deal with. Rolle pls no We don’t need more and more safety nets
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    i almost posted this wall of text addressing all the communities problems but its not worth the effort tbh. despite all these threads that are meant to "discuss" the problems with the community and how to fix them nothing actually gets done and people get snippy at each other like its twitter. just spend less time being forum warriors and keep your grievances in game and you'll forget there were even any issues in this community. i come on here to beanz a funny post or update my profile music and this place has become a lot more enjoyable and stress free ever since. try it and then when beta comes you can make this your life again.
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    This thread is dedicated to providing the community with a peek into the state of the world outside Chernarus. This is an OOC thread so feel free to chat, discuss, and ask questions below. World Lore Entry No.1 - Faces of War - July 25-27th, 2017 (hit play, adjust PC volume and read) As Europe struggled to fight off the infected and contain the virus old rivalries and feuds between nations reared their persistent heads. As Russia was being blamed by the international media for the entire debacle in Chernarus, the Chernarussian State began consolidating the thousands of troops that had been saved pulled back to the coast and began planning a campaign to re-take key areas that had been lost. The US had pulled back troops from South Zagoria to Utes Island, and was calculating the next move as the NATO fleet ambled off the coast of Chernarus, unsatisfied and annoyed with losses and failure to reach ground zero. The Russians seemed content to continue their air campaign over all the areas near the border that contained infected or "unknown armed entities", killing everything unidentifiable or unreachable that moved and not allowing refugees to cross the border. Western Europe was in chaos dealing with local Outbreaks, while the Czech Republic, Poland, and many Balkan states refused entry and held thousands of civilians in airports and opted to contain the outbreaks there. It was clear something very serious and dangerous was afoot, but the inkling of really how dangerous the situation was about to become had been muffled as it appeared things were under control. People were content to turn the TV off after finishing their breakfast and head out to work or drop the kids off at daycare and ignore what was going on, which isn't to say they didn't notice more than they tuned it out. If it wasn't in their faces or hindering their daily lives they were content to forget it, but not for long. On the 25th an event would occur that everybody thought would be ten times less likely now given the circumstances, an unfathomable and unthinkable occurrence that belittled all the crazy events in Chernarus and around the world. At exactly 5:00 PM GMT-5 Eastern standard time the NATO fleet off Chernarus was struck by what can only be described as a massive underwater nuclear device of uncertain origin. No warning, no provocation, no indication of such an incoming catastrophic event taking place or being expected. This was the only moment from here on out that the drive-by news media stopped talking about the Outbreak. A veritable shock took over the world as everyone waited for what they thought must be an imminent massive nuclear war. Russia denied having any involvement and in fact several Russian vessels miles away were capsized by the waves and blast, which had been subdued by the ocean which was the only thing that prevented complete destruction. Russia denied any connection to the event, but at that time many neither cared nor wanted evidence to prove otherwise. Like during 9/11 people wanted blood to flow and heads to roll, but it was becoming ever clearer as that what had taken place would not be explained away easily, and that Russia had neither the desire or the gall to try such a thing. Many suspected a false flag or a trick, an attempt by some entity to get the world to destroy itself. The NATO fleet had gone dark, and the Russians sent seismic graphs and all manner of evidence to the US and the UN, in a desperate attempt to clear their name. Later that day, US President Donald Trump tweeted out that "A thorough investigation is being carried out, all military authorities are on high alert. We are prepared but will wait for evidence." Many Americans took to cellars and old Cold War bunkers in their backyard, everyone else sought whatever refuge they could find and proceeded to glue themselves to their TV or phone as they waited in anticipation of things to come. In the afternoon Washington DC was locked down, and shooting was heard from the vicinity of the National Mall and the White House. Smoke billowed from the city as onlookers tried to determine what had transpired, and the Pentagon was rushed by hundreds of armed men wearing no insignia. Minutes later Air Force One was seen heading west, and the president's personal twitter account was erased. The Pentagon released a brief statement saying that it was clear that Russia had conducted the attack and shortly following the president's staff quickly issued another statement denying this and claiming that there had been a coup. European NATO countries began a massive air assault on Russian military facilities and air bases in western Russia and the Baltics, hitting the Baltic fleet at Kaliningrad and missile bases there. The Russian air force went into action immediately, generating an enormous air war over Europe's skies as Russian bomber and fighter bomber squadrons attempted to strike NATO airbases in a bid to bring an end to strikes. The Luftwaffe, RAF, and Armée de l'air were the only air forces that actively struck Russian positions, where as US Air Force jets merely downed Russian planes as they flew in to bomb joint bases occupied by the US and its European allies. Russian troops that had been massed in Pskov flowed across the border into Latvia, pushing towards Kaliningrad to reinforce its isolated troops. As ground warfare rages in the Baltic states and the Russian advance drives through Lithuania 3 small-scale nuclear bombs dropped from French aircraft took out the vanguard of the Russian advance and decimated the remainders of Russia's ground force, killing 35,000 troops and 50,000 local civilians. Despite such an act, Russia refuses to retaliate accordingly and cites that it is only seeking to defend itself in the midst of airstrikes and the deployment of nuclear weapons against another nuclear power for the first time in the history of the world. Polish troops massed at the border move into Lithuania and with allies begin to drive Russian forces back. As the fighting escalates in the Baltics the outbreaks in and around airports in western Europe spread to the surrounding area, and one by one the fighting begins to peter off as France and Germany are forced by dire internal circumstances to combat the outbreak rather than attack retreating Russian troops. Mayhem ensues as the strong border protections of eastern European nations are undone by the fighting, allowing the Outbreak to spread into previously safe areas. Russia is the only nation that maintains territorial integrity as its troops retreat back inside its borders. It seemed as if order had been restored in the US, as the president's twitter account was reinstated and he retreated to the Cheyanne Mountain Complex. However, throughout the conflict in Europe an official declaration of war was never issued, and many people wondered what the nature of relations with Russia would be in this crisis and beyond. Many troops didn't know whether or not to fire on Russian troops in the distance, to talk or reconcile or to attack. That was unclear, but what was clear was that the Russian state and people were not interested in fighting people, rather the outbreaks that were popping up all around its territory. Outbreaks in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle were being responded to by the National Guard. A Chernarussian memo to the US government containing information about the spread of the virus was sent allowing containment efforts to be properly implemented. The meek Chernarussian Navy sailed out of Miroslavl and Novigrad to reach the initial site of the blast in an attempt to rescue survivors and find any remaining ships that were still occupied or operational. While the attention of much of the world was turned away from Chernarus, Russia annexed Belozersk city in north-western Chernarus, with the declared goal of securing the Nuclear power plant based near the lake. The 500 CDF troops there didn't fire so much as a shot and appear to have been overwhelmed or defected to the Russian side, as the area is known for the heavy ethnic Russian population and sentiments. The mayor of the town and a handful of military officials and COBR and OREL police departed in Mi-17s from the airbase as the local Chernarussian Mig-21 squadron fled the base to fly escort on the way to Primorsk and the CAF's Il-76 airlifter evacuated remaining ground crew and many civilians loyal to the State. As the transports flew away over the expanse of the western Chernarussian plains the Russians closed in on the town center, where a silence greeted them from locals that were left within the city walls. Nothing for them was certain, and the glorious sunset that day was barely noticed as those who had lived there wondered what the future held for them... Translation for the background.
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    Today was great for my first day here! Met the the CDF and others and went up to Sevrograd, hopefully that's spelled right, but only got into three firefights and still been going strong haha. But my first day was great here! Glad to meet everyone I RPed with and hope to RP with some of you soon!
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    This is rule 11.5 This rule is against ESPers or something. Read it: When rule 11.5 was implemented, it got rid of a lot of situations where players in third-party voice contact with each other would discuss in detail what they wanted to do and how they planned to do it, especially when talking about how to conduct hostilities against other players even as they were currently interacting with them. This was obviously unrealistic and cheap as this "radio contact", which was carried mostly OOC, took part in front of the potential victim without the victim's knowledge. No PTT push was emoted, no voice heard, nothing. From the victims POV a bunch of people just went inexplicably silent in front of him for long periods of time, even when they were supposedly and ICLY, talking amongst themselves over their radio sets while manipulating said sets. As it stands now, with rule 11.5 long implemented, most of these nasty non-RP situations have been covered, but as with most rules players have found workarounds. I am currently talking about the bad habit players have of double-micing their responses to their captors in order to let other people in the same TS channel (or sharing any other third-party voice client contact) know that they have been initiated on, along with as much other information as possible. This is done for as long as justifiable possible within the rules so usually they keep it up as long as it takes the initiator to emote taking away their radios, or at least until the initiated have finally completed the act of putting their hands up, which they purposefully delay. Nowadays, when players want to talk in radio in front of other players, they make it obvious. They say out loud "hold on, I'm being called over the radio", in some cases even placing the actual radio item in their hands or emoting it and walk away while chatting in a way that makes it very obvious to everyone around that they are manipulating their radio sets and having some sort of radio interaction. So I don't understand why we give a free pass to this kind of "stealth radio communication" when in all other situations the standard for having a radio conversation be undetected is actually staying 30 meters away from anyone else while having it. I mean, even in situations where they are holding a two-handed item/weapon, in these high-risk situations it seems players still find a way to stealthily press that PTT. I find this action unrealistic, very cheap and against the spirit of RP. If I was at initiation distance of a person, I would 9 out of 10 times be able to detect a PTT being pressed on a set like the ones we handle IG. Anyone would, at the very least, detect the person quickly sinking a hand into their pockets/jacket/backpack/whatever to press the PTT and then be able to respond accordingly. Whoever is cocky enough to do that in front of someone on a life-or-death situation would have a very good chance of getting a bullet to the forehead for all their trouble. My suggestion is either to make this kind of radio usage against the rules and/or to make pressing that PTT after initiation a hostile action against the initiator punishable by death. It would be preferable if it was against the rules as asking "//did you press the PTT as you answered me just now?" would be immersion breaking in most situations and I can only imagine it would be awkward to give a "Yes" response, knowing the result will most certainly be a bullet to the head followed by the initiator immediately fleeing the scene in fear of reinforcements. I think the positive effects of this rule change could be: A larger willingness from small groups of players and/or individuals to try and risk initiating hostilities on other players, specifical players are known to or that might be in larger groups. Some instances of individuals actually trying to stalk and isolate a prey out of big groups of people. A more realistic (though still slim) chance of taking revenge from lone wolves and smaller groups against larger groups that currently make use of this tactic to spread too far without negative consequence. Groups would have to be less careless about where their members roam, as right now they get a free alert of "I'm being initiated on" as soon as this happens and provided the position of these members is more or less known, then they are effectively baiting other players into initiate on horrible odds. Eroding the group-safe space mentality that people in big groups usually have. You play only when your teammates are all online? Well, you might still get caught with your pants down. So what do you think about these proposed changes? If you currently use or have benefited from people in your group using these kinds of tactics, be open about it while discussing the thread.
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    Yes, as long as it is within reason of course.
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    What? It hasn't even been a week?
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    Butter and real maple syrup or bust idk what is wrong with all of you putting nutella on pancakes.
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    I can guarantee that our enemies would show up and initiate as well. But of course, things are different then. It’s only a rulebreak if we’re the ones doing it, but it’s completely fine when people who aren’t us do it. If it happens to us, there’s no public outcry; there’s only an outcry when there’s an opportunity for other community members to shit on us. A majority of the people in this community, who are non-bandits, are treated much better than the small number of bandits remaining in the community anarchy. I guess we just gotta deal with it and hope we don’t get sent to Valhalla in the meantime.
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    A good night on siege with the boys
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    An actual zombie horde in DayZ. I would have been fucked if the stamina system was in place.
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    That is allowed intentionally, not by an oversight or mistake. Victims of initiations must have at least some kind of a chance to get help, otherwise the aggressors would have too much of an advantage. A smart initiatior will demand for weapons to be dropped first, then the radio. However during that time the victim does indeed have time to alert his friends over radio, up until a point where the hands are put up, or radio emoted dropped. As long as everything is said both in game and on TS which is a measure to avoid metagaming (the rule 11.5 that you mentioned) I don't see the problem.
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    It's a video game; there's only so much realism people can stand before wanting to bash their head in with their own keyboards.
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    [Razz holds the firmly holds down the PTT, holding up to the face of Johnny Zhu] ''I, Johnny Zhu, Lance Corporal of NATO, denounce myself of all branches of government; monarchy, and my affiliations with all relations of NATO...'' [Briskly pulls the radio away from Johnny Zhu's face, giving him a rather sadistic smirk lightly patting the right side of his cheek sarcastically.. walking upstairs placing his photo upon a recording of his resignation onto the desk] ''This man has been held accountable for the vast robberies reported over the past week on the North West airfield, yet he finally learns his place within Chernarus.... amongst the rest of us. To the dwindling few self-righteous soldier boys, you stand upon a foundation of war-crimes and banditry, stained with the blood of innocent men, women, & children. I'd suggest you denounce yourself over the radio before, and quit bleeding for superiors who wouldn't for you, you're grunts enforcing the old ideologies of dead men. Fail to do so, and I will find and hunt you down myself.'' ''Razz McKenzie, avid anarchist enforcer & freedom fighter, signing off for the night'' [Releases the PTT followed up by an long-winded exhale, he'd exit the Administration building of the airfield and walk off into the night]
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    See stuff like this is totally unnecessary as far as I am concerned. There was nothing wildly off topic about anything this is issues facing the community and people voiced extra concerns about them. There is no real flaming here just a little back and forth and discussion in somewhat relevance to the topic at hand, community opinions. Why is a thread warning necessary for this we are all supposedly mature individuals capable of having a conversation. There was no flaming no whatever here. Unnecessary -1 I feel like there is a lot of people just voting down groups to vote then down. I hit neutral on all because obviously I haven't played in a while but if people that haven't played are down voting groups that's pretty dumb.
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    Too much campfire RP is... well we all know it's boring as fuck. But right now you've got to look at the cause of all the campfire RP. There were groups that tried to forward RP, to keep people in hotspots, to keep people actually roaming to find others and not just RP with their friends. The community needs to reflect on the change that has occured, people are sick of campfire RP but campfire RP is can easily be increased due to actions of another. IMO the problem that coms with it is this "must win" mentality that some people share. Just because you're better, stronger and prefer the hostile side of things (largely pvp related) it doesn't mean others will. When there's a superpower that nobody can deal with, and that OOCly won't change their behaviour, what do you think it will cause? (This isn't aimed at criticising you Centurion, more putting what I've experienced over the last couple months across). The Red Letter was a group that was set up to try and bolster HostileRP, to actually try and fill in the gaps for the piss-poor quality hostile most have experienced recently. It was an attempt to actually keep people in their hotspots and provide some RP that was proportional, none of this "you disrespected me, you must die" crap. it's old, boring and does not promote RP. But before I knew it some of the members who preached to try and improve things went back to the other group that, in a lot of people's eyes, was the problem. *shrugs* who knows, but right now I know it's the hostile RP that needs fixing if we're to create a balance in the server again.
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    *Nedved flinches for a moment as his police scanner picks up the back and forth broadcasting spewing out about the CDF. He glances around him at the abandon vehicles and shakes his head. He unclips the radio from his vest. He shakes his head grabbing a small electronic box out his back vest pouch. He places it on his throat and switches it on before tuning the radio to the frequency.*-Pushes down on the PTT button-*Nedved's voice would sound robotic and garbled. A mix of male and female tones making it unable to tell who or what he is.*More people showing no intellect of what is going on in the region I hear.[An faint chuckle can barely be made out]Let me help you on the right path. The CDF no matter how loud they shout and cause shit are merely a military organization supporting the will of the Government. They are not themselves the Government and if they tell you so they are bullshitting you. However since South Zagoria was placed under a state of Marshal Law before all the madness kicked in we have some of these military elements representing Chernarus poorly by thinking they are the Government now. Them denouncing their loyalty to their military unit is as much use as putting a ice cube in a stove. Nothing. Zero. Fuck all. They are merely betraying their nasinec and bratři that they have fought with for years.[He pauses a moment]The Chernarus Government is still performing its active role in trying to get ahead of this viral epidemic. Along them are still active Government Representatives feeding information on current events happening within the borderlines of South Zagoria. [He chuckles louder this time]If you hoped that having these soldiers denounce themselves would net you power or credit you are sadly mistaken. However if you do have a compliant with how the Government is currently handling the situation. You are more than welcome to march to Miroslavl' and try to explain your case. I can save you the trip and tell you what will happen. You will be met with the might of what is left of the Chernarussian Government. Not only the brave and veteran CDF, but also the CPF and CAF. Along side them would be our brave firefighters and medical personal that are still actively assisting foreigners and Chernarussians alike. Doing their part to smooth over this unpleasant situation, regardless of nationality. In hopes of actually returning you all home so you can live out your life as intended. [He pauses a moment] ...but go ahead and continue broadcasting this pointless declaration of war. For you will never scratch or harm the true might of Chernarus and its people. Sláva státu! -Lets go of the PTT button-*Nedved places his radio in his pouch again and removes the electronic box from his throat before continuing to walk down the road.*
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    Thank you @Chief @Spanners @Oscar Coates again I really appreciate the warm welcome!
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    C'mon man. The poll results, the replies themselves, the last time this was suggested getting shot down... I disagree heavily. If it's an IC event (like boxing that spurned this knee jerk reaction of a suggestion in the first place) played by active in game characters that is run by an in game group who will talk about the events in game in the future, why is it all of a sudden immune to IC things? Its illogical. OOC events like the hunger games thing @Galaxy did that ha no IC relation or bearing? Sure that's fine. IC events that deal in IC things? They can't have a magic bubble of protection. It simply doesn't make sense to me. While I agree, the group should have picked a new time to collect their debt, it's not like the "victims" didn't instigate the piss out of that. They talked shit back to them, pushed their buttons, and acted immune to any consequences to their actions. And IC is IC so what did they expect to happen? This just seems to cater to the same demographic as radio warriors. Consequences to actions are irrelevant now. Id say run it on a case by case thing. IC events shouldn't have immunity, OOC or very private IC events should. for example, a boxing match should have the common sense to hire security and the like and deal with confrontations accordingly as they publicly broadcasted this event IC many times. But an event like @JoffreyRP's zombie survival horde one, while IC, should have some immunity IC obviously for reasons that should be apparent. Ill trust your judgement on this to do this anyways, but I'm just voicing my opinions here.
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    I swear down if my internet doesn't sort itself out someone at Sky is getting a left, right goodnight. Lmao.
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    Lemon juice and sugar is traditional, but if you are feeling adventurous a generous spread of Nutella is rather nice.
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    My character is borderline insane. He needs levity to deal with his "issues"..
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    Taking a bed home with my dad be like
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    Just cause there weren't fights dont mean it wasn't attacked. There were a fair few hostilities there and Its fair wanting to dip and avoid getting in trouble. I cannot speak about Vybor tho
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    I want to eat a full tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream tbh.
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    @mark3390 @Cosmo @mrfrostycandle Had a blast RPing today, Eric definitely needs an intervention. Was good meeting the new mercs in town with Black Rose @KSGamingTTM @Anoymouse @Ansolari @XxGrAipYyxX and all the other folk we bumped into in Severo.
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    From the album: Eddie Sorella's Daily Screenshots

    @Jean, I hope you don't kick my ass lol!
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    Because I actually enjoy the community, I spent my last years of highschool playing this game almost every day with my friends and even donated 100 euros (alot if your a poorfag) because I wanted to see it succeed as well as get those dank skins. Where have I complained about staff, Too be honest I dont even know the current staff team except for the loremasters, because I dont break IG rules, so I dont really have to deal with them. The forums are objectively slower and more moderated than in previous years, this is a fact. Also my beloved "view new post" function is no longer with us. I am more sad than unhappy about the way things are going around here because I see so much wasted potential. I am sorry that you feel as though my opinion is wrong but threats are not the way to solve the problems this community faces.
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    I have been saying this. I want this sooo bad. When beta hits in Q4 2015 we should totally have another LW or Lore advancement into the future guys. Thinkabooooooutit.
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    *He looks at his radio and leans against a tree by his campfire. He pushes the PTT button.* I heard my name called out, you wanna know why I'm on that list? I joined this group of CDF men as a civilian militiamen. I joined to help those in need. I remember before all of this where people would love each other. Where everyone would be friends, where everyone would just live life with those they love. Now, everything went to shit everyone is doing whatever to survive. *He pauses for a second before opening his mouth* I was your everyday person living in Gorka before the infection. All I want to do is help those in need, that's it. I don't want any rewards, any reputation. All I want is to help those who need it. If you wish to execute those who want and even try to help the surviving population... *He stops, thinking of what to say. Shaking a bit with fear.* ... Then you are no better then any oppressive government. You say you hate and want to get ride of the oppressive government who betrayed you, but by doing this, by killing and stopping those who try to the people you are being what you want to destroy. If anyone other our two sides here this on the radio, know that this group of anarchists have this much power because of fear. To give them credit right now I am afraid right now, who wouldn't be? But I stand by my belief to the end. So if you wish to find us and stop our goal to save the population, let the hunt begin. Alesky Bara out. *He let's go of the button, letting out a big sigh."
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    Thanks! I hope to meet you again too, had a blast. Thank you to @Brett, @Exio, @Anoymouse, @KSGamingTTM, @PrinceCharles74, @XxGrAipYyxX, @N-Tox, @Wulf_jon and many more for the great RP today.
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    Below is shown an official statement by the DayZ devs regarding this travesty:
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    I have to ask since it was once made such a big deal for other reasons long ago; Why are we attempting to implement more rules that make us break immersion while in RP? If I find myself in this situation when my dynamic friend and I are traveling about, you can put money on the fact that I will more than likely "break this rule" and do everything in my power to save my friends life. Why you might ask? Because it makes actual realistic and in character sense to do so! This rule change is literally telling me that I have to mentally break my immersion and restrain myself from helping my friend survive in a survival game or get banned for doing so. That is the complete opposite of what role playing is all about. Restating what myself and MANY others have already mentioned about re-initiating; We will be dead before we have a chance to utter a word of re-initiating or are even able to complete the animation to raise a weapon. Anyone who plays regularly or pays any attention to the report section will know this. Again, I understand the need for incentive to create official groups I really do. But not everyone wants to be a part of one or has the time to commit. Let's not also forget that this will genuinely confuse the living hell out of newcomers (who i'm willing to bet will not be a part of any official group) who are trying to grasp an understanding of what is and isn't allowed here. @Staff It has been mentioned several times that select people are still abusing the dynamic groups rule. What may I ask is so difficult about instead punishing these select few individuals who are costing us this drastic change? Add "Abuse of dynamic group rights" to the list of rule breaks that people can be charged with a hefty punishment and see how many will still chose to abuse it. I implore you; look at the statistics of people playing regularly now and compare it with the amount playing in 2015. Now do the very same for how many official groups there were then as opposed to how many there are now. It will probably be a very similar ratio if I'm not mistaken. It's not a matter of people not wanting to make official groups... there just simply aren't as many people around to make them. Changing that ratio will only hurt things more. Honestly, just keep the defensive rights and call it a day. It makes no sense to have so many pay the price for the poor decisions of so few.
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    God no, deal with it IC like people did before. I remember The Firm organizing a fight club nearly two years ago now and they hired two of their allied groups to be security. They ended up having around 20 people as security including their own and guess what? Nothing happened. So did my group just say yes to being security because of dank OOC friendships? No, even though we liked all of the people in The Firm we barely ever talked to them OOC before, it was an IC relationship built IC over weeks. So don't come running "there aren't any people who want to help us". Of course there aren't if you don't put effort into building relations and making friends. With enough people, nearly everything is possible and let's be honest here if you don't give people a reason to initiate on your event aka if you aren't a cunt IC then they won't. Maybe add a poll btw.
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    Thankyou @Rory @Jamie @Hebi Kotei @Rudolph @Hebee
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