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  1. Hunter Spoon

    Growing up out in the country on a ranch in Arizona, the mans early life lead him to being an outdoors man. Camping, backpacking, hunting, and fishing are just the basics. An descent backyard mechanic and other activities that are needed to get things repaired. His upbringing is what lead him to Joining the US ARMY. He was no infantry man, he went the route of transportation. Driving large truck, large equipment, loading air plains. Even if he wasn't infantry, he still was able to play with the weapons provided for being military. Being Airborn, he jumped out of perfectly good airplanes, shot just about every weapon he could get his hands on. Don't ask him to use a patriot missile system, he could figure it out given enough time but he wasn't trained on that stuff. hand-grenades were fun to him, as they were like when he used to make quarter sticks of dynamite when he was growing up. His military experiance was cut short at 6 years after his second deployment he sustained a back injury while on a convoey that was attacked. An RPG hit the uparmored humvee he was driving which took so much shock that it compressed discs in his lower back. No longer fit for military service he was pushed out of the military. Upon entering the civilian world in 2008, the US economy crashed, and the job he had just had started, the business had gone bankrupt and he found him self unemployed. Taking truck driving jobs and other delivery jobs, those were short lived and his savings was sucked dry. Unable to work at the service industry positions such as check out clerk and fast food worker due his in ability to stand for long periods he found him self homeless. At first living in the city. Being in the city and homeless was far more difficult then being deployed as most homeless in the cities are mentally unstable. That and the many laws made to keep the homeless from being some where, he found him self out in the woods up in the higher country of Arizona, his old territory where he used to do weekend camping as a child. Being homeless out in the woods he had far more time to him self. While in the city he used to use his time at the library as the AC was a welcome relief to the summer heat in the city. While there he was studying the laws of the state and of the country in more detail with the help of a friend who was going through law school at the time. While studding law he had other questions that kept pointing him in a direction that he didn't want to look into. Being out in the woods now, he needed something to persue to keep him busy so he opened a bible that he had picked up out of a motel he had stayed in for a night off the streets after doing some pan handling. Spending five months out in the woods and deciding he would go and evangilize, by chance some one stumbled upon him while he was at his latest camp site whom was just backpacking through. The man was a pastor at a church further north and needed help with maintaining the church and offered him the position and a place to stay. Hunter accepted it and spent the rest of his time helping this church. This is what brought him to Chenarus, a mission trip to help another church that had just opened up in the country.
  2. Oppinions on the Hostage Rule

    Bet Dont understand all these threads recently where the introduction is shade to everyone but the OP. To be honest, I think there is more ego boosting on the forums then actually in game I stated how I felt about people who went around picking RPers off who were sitting still just trying to do what the server was there for, to RP, which normally implies talking and not running circles around some one. Also I stated my PvP Skills were Alright no where near hardcore. I wanted my opinion put out there first before people started the accusations as to my PvP or RP side of the camp i stood on. I wanted it to be clear. Your post though appears to be a direct attack against me the poster as you are betting I'm making the statement to inflate my own ego. I wanted to keep the discussion open for a lagitament discussion and you have already started personally attacking me on my opinion of PvPers looking for PvP on a RP server. Not only that, your post is completely off topic of what the thread is about. If you want a topic about people smearing others reputations to inflate ego, please make a thread for that.
  3. Oppinions on the Hostage Rule

    This is a very good reason and I had not seen it from this angle. I was thinking of the realism side of hostages while at the same time irked by the fact of so many people who use the hostage armor rule to provoke situations that normally wouldn't happen. I wasn't thinking of the fact that there are trigger happy people who just can't see the value of the hostages life and just want to shoot some one. Rolle your response is straight forward and logical in it self, this I can concede to. I still would like to keep the forum thread open for discussion but will leave it to the discretion of the staff at this point to determine when or if the topic needs to be closed. This isn't working so much any more. More and more I am encountering where people are using a different TS server, or using discord for their communications. This makes it really hard to do this at all. Some people do it to stop the meta gaming from people seeing how many are in a crew, while others do it to avoid people jumping into an unlocked channel. There are many reasons but more and more I am being denied the ability to tap into their comm's after snatching their radio tuned to that frequency. So this ties into the hostage as you can't use the hostage to gain any real RP value from the situation either.
  4. First of all, let me put out there that I'm on the camp fire RP side of this community. I love just to be able to tell a story or make a story with what happens here. Can I PvP? Yes. Do I PvP? Yes. Am I good at it? I'm alright. I play on an RP server because I also love to RP, and you can not RP on a Public server. I am of the opinion, if you want to PvP, go to a public server and do it, stop trying to inflate your ego by killing people who would rather talk then shoot you on sight. If you need to shoot sitting ducks around a campfire, you probably suck at PvP and need a handicap. Now that being said I still feel there needs to be an element of tension as well as Safe RP also gets stale, new stories do not happen by sitting at the campfire. Though I would love to see trading posts so I can have a campfire to tell my stories at. Any ways I keep getting off topic I just wanted to give some insight into where I am coming from. Hostage Rule I am not in agreeance with the currant hostage rule. I comprehend that hostages are looking for RP, but I find that the hostage believes this gives them armor. Consistently I see reports up on "Killing of Compliant Hostage". But when you see the video or read the POV, most hostages are shot because the hostages buddies started shooting at the people holding the hostage. The whole point of having a hostage is so you don't get shot at and making the other party follow demands. We all know the scenerio but here it is: Hostage gets held up, hostages buddies get into position. Hostage is initiated on, Hostage says over radio "they initiated on me " Then mutes his mic and puts his hands up. Bandits get shot at by hostages buddies. At this point i feel if the buddies miss their targets, the hostage can be creamed by the hostage taker. The hostages buddies sure as hell had NVFL no value for life of their friend any ways at this point. Then you have the scenario where the hostage is being used as a distraction as well. By this I mean the hostage gets taken, and as long as he is complying no harm can come to him, even if his buddies keep shooting at the bandits. If the bandits take their eyes off the hostage, he manages to break loose and kill the bandits from behind. I would think Compliant Hostage would be some one who is a hostage, and his friends have not opened fire on the bandits and the bandits kill the hostage any ways. That would be RDM and no need for complaint hostage rule. But this is my opinion on that matter. Since I am not staff, I do not have the experience as to why the rule was made the way it was to begin with. But I would like to see of other opinions on the matter.
  5. I have read the back and forth before placing my post up here. Some one mentioned all the people who play soldiers but do not know any thing about the culture of the military. Yes, the military has its own culture, and each countries culture is different, even the branches with in the same country. I was US ARMY, I was from the transportation side of the military so I was not specially trained in infantry. Soldiers are still solders so we have a level of competence when it comes to have to fight. With this said, when I encounter other characters who play as US military of some sort or even the NATO nations I don't prod to deep into any conversations with them. No reason to put them on the spot as most people who do play military in this game have actually never been exposed to that culture. I could drill the shit out of them if I wanted to but for what purpose? That would be like saying, So I was the NCOIC of ADAG/C while having ten RECT and 20 10ks and 5 15ks to conduct movement ops as I was the MCT liaison with the AFC. Not only that, the E-4 mafia handled the work with the Privates. Most people would see this as gibberish, and for those people who were military know what I'm talking about. Not only did I use official language I also tossed in some culture specific slang. So of all those super soldiers out there, how many of them did I just call out on their BS? That was mearly an example. I bring this up as currently the character I play is highly based off my self. I ended up resorting to that as I wanted to see how my progression in the new would go. I'm a combat Vet but left the military back in 2007, so guess, top of my game person. Matter of fact, my character has never said any thing about being a member of the military. Two reasons for this, one seeing soldiers in game is a dime a dozen and the other reason being once you say military people OOC start to groan. Initially when I came to this community I was going to create a fat guy who would trade nice things away for a candy bar or even donuts. I figured it would be fun, and perhaps have other people laugh. When I started to put my feelers out I was told it would be troll RP. Also I had the dilemma of trying to explain some one who was still a butterball turkey even a year after the outbreak. So i had to go with the character based off my self. Recently I have been thinking about running a second character, as I am a Dungeons and Dragons player as well, table top, Third addition version, prefering the Forgotten realms campaing setting. I like playing different kinds of characters as each one has their own personality. So here I was recently thinking about creating a "local" as it would make seance for the area instead of being a foreigner. I was thinking along the lines of a local carpenter/plumber who would be able to tell you about the "clients" of each house of the city that he used to do work for. I was going to RP him as speaking the local language only and have him still trying to learn English, he would have some basic stuff but do it broken like. I thought it might have been fun to walk into Kab and offer to fix the heating and perhaps getting a source of running water for one of the Clowns buildings just for the RP sake of it. He would want to keep his fingers because of the nature of his work but I figured the clowns would take those any ways. It would have been a short lived character, I assume. But now reading that the Russian based members of this community feel you need to actually know the language or be belittled, na never mind. Not going to create a local character now as I wouldn't be able to properly portray him so people would actually accept him as genuinely being a local. So I thank the Russian community for informing me this wasn't as cool of an idea as I thought it would have been.
  6. The problem with radio chatter

    DayZRP has always had its Meta-gamers, though the latest influx of players has brought a large amount of new people to the server who have never RPed before. They want something different but don't know the etiquette of RPing. Lately the Meta-gaming has been so bad that the Northern Alliance has had to stop doing videos for our media thread. And when we post pictures its always old news. So I can comprehend the frustration you are having with the meta-gaming currently going on. Unfortunately it isn't any thing you can prove. So the only way to make sure shit doesn't get out is to just not tell that exciting part of the story.
  7. Northern Alliance Media Thread

    I was not present for this one as my group had already arranged to be some where else on the map and were a good hour a way to help when the stuff started going down. Regardless of this, from the amount of excitement after the event went down many of the alliance guys had had a good time. A lot of fun that I missed out on.
  8. I have no issues with some one being assigned to a PR position. Actually I am pleased that another member was added as it now makes a team working to further help find new members for the community. With the PR marked on the avatar I now know who I can PM ideas to (If i had any) directly to suggest helping. Lets face it, if I were to apply to be a CM, I sure as hell wouldn't want to be expected to also monitor the social media side of the job. Personally, I do not use twitter or Facebook. To date my self I'm nearly two decades older then the minimum cut off line to enter this community, because of this age difference I don't know jack shit about social media. Yes, it would be nice to get new members into the community and I feel the .60 wave played a part in the sharp increase members. All though, I know for a fact that many members were here because of Scycidicate. It was a game killer to be running with some one who was gloating about leaving land mines in the Airfield tents. Running with some one who was tossing grenades on clustered up RPers who were doing campfire RP. Being trolled by immature squeakers who would say things like "Put your hands up, Put your hands up... I joke i joke, see there is a camera there and there." There were a number of good RPers who came in as well. So I can't say it was all bad, but the number of reports during this time was off the charts as well. Many people who got in past the white list procedure but still blatantly broke rules left and right. With what happens over the last month I think many people have opinions about the quality vs quantity of people that passed through. But in the end, DayZRP is a business, and is owned. This server is a Service provided for players here to have an experience and if the service is acceptable I stay around, if it sucks I vanish. The seance of entitlement of making a decision on how to run a business when I am the customer is a bit of a shock that I am seeing here. I don't get to walk into McDonald's that I want a Big Mac and Fries from and then complain because I didn't get to choose who is making my hamburger. Rolle is the business owner, and for those claiming to know administration and run a business, you know that the business owner has invested capital and resources into the business and is taking a large risk. He wants to recoup his time, efforts, and resources invested into the business. He has taken all the risk in this deal while the costumer decides if the service offered is appealing or not.
  9. Northern Alliance Media Thread

    That is a shame, the whole reason why we started a month late has come to be true. This RP community has a really bad habbit of using OOC info to magically gain it IC. Crap ton of Metagamers. I too have encountered a number of people who are looking for me because they know of me as being a northern Alliance member. As members of the alliance can witness, I don't introduce my self as being an alliance member. Sure I introduce my character truthfully as Hunter and being apart of the Rangers. I will miss this thread but its the only coarse of action left to keep this RP as organic as possible.
  10. Northern Alliance Media Thread

    So, while we are backlogged with videos going up, as we want them to be put up in order and we don't want them rushed. I have uploaded some screen shots of the fire fight that happened at the meeting. This was all unscripted so it added so much to the immersion, also the person who was being detained had no idea he was going to be, so the reactions are just epic. The pics don't do as much as the video does so we will have to wait for that.
  11. Northern Alliance Media Thread

    Unfortunately the VOIP in DayZ does not handle large groups. Once we get to 20 people in the same spot we have to switch to TS to talk. We had some where around 46 people in TS at one point and the speaking in local was just a stutter fest. To keep from talking over in TS people start typing, but that scrolls by really fast when a whole server amount of people are in one spot typing.
  12. As of August 16th 2016. The rate in which non perishable foods spawn has been decreased and will continue to be decreased. The Devs are now wanting people to find other sources of food other then looting cities for it. I bring this up as once you initiate, for any reason, even if it is to save your own life, you are now responsible for the well being of said captive. Even detaining them for 5 minutes is enough to cause food issues if they were already looking for the stuff before you initiated. "Lastly - in regards to the Central Economy. I've kept an eye on forum posts, youtube videos, and livestreams and I've noticed some folks starting to question the availability of food. The slow reduction of non-perishable food is entirely intended. Peter and myself have been working with the design team to slowly reduce the amount of available non-perishable food every two or three days to a level that we're somewhat comfortable with. Keep in mind, finding supplies like that shouldn't be too easy - players need to be at a position where considering picking berries and apples, killing animals, planting crops, or harvesting meat through... other methods.. is viable. Rest assured however, given that the economy is entirely dynamic - if things get too hard they can be easily changed without any update required to servers and clients." - Brian Hicks / Creative Director https://dayz.com/blog/status-report-16-aug-2016