I'll be speaking for myself here, and not on behalf of the staff team. A false report to me is a report in which the OP of the report is aware of the fact that no rules were broken, but creates a report regardless in an attempt to hopefully get the 'Accused' banned, or a report in which the OP lies and twists certain aspects of the situation to make it seem as if a rule was broken. Someone misunderstanding the rules or thinking that a rule was broken (in my opinion) does not warrant a false report punishment, as misunderstandings can happen. An example of a false report would be: In the situation linked above the OP is initiated on by the 'accused'. He claims that he was/wanted to comply, but was shot and killed regardless. Video evidence that was uploaded by the accused shows the complete opposite, as he attempted to retaliate by moving behind cover and pulling out his gun. The OP tried to retaliate, failed and was shot, got upset because it failed and decided to put up a false report lying about what happened hoping that something would stick. This for me is a prime example of a false report, as this is not the case of someone misunderstanding the rules, but rather someone putting up a report with malicious intents hoping that something would stick and get the 'accused' punished.
Thank you all for your patience, A team of staff members have reviewed this report and have come to the following conclusion regarding it. Summary | I'll start this off by briefly summing up the situation at hand, Vini is approached by 4 individuals (imbranden, Dustin Durabolin, Kernetic and Makalevi) who ask him or his son (Yury) to play a game of 'Rock, Paper Scissors'. He is told that if he wins, he'll receive a gun as rewards and that if he loses, he'll receive something that they won't talk about. Just as Vini is about to play, one of the 4 individuals comes back saying that Yury will in-fact be playing the game. They get ready to play, but Yury struggles to find the right gesture. They try to explain to him through OOC chat how to do the 'Rock, Paper, Scissors', but Yury still cannot find the right emote. One of them eventually says; "If I see one more gesture that isn't your fist up, you're not gonna make.", but Yury is already half-way through his action and is shot for doing the wrong gesture. Shortly after this, Vini runs behind one of the hay-bales in the field and proceeds to log out. Addressing the Rule-breaks | I'll start this off by addressing the 'Invalid Kill' by @Kernetic, Although the idea of deciding someone's life using a game of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' is cool, it is not something that you can do, unless valid execution-rights were gained beforehand. You cannot execute a hostage because of the outcome of a 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' game, as it is completely random and something that they have no control over. You can only execute a hostage under the following circumstances: Hostages do not comply with your demands after repeated requests or try to escape. Hostages pose a direct threat to you or your group, for example by picking up a weapon when not allowed to. Hostages do not value their life, for example, they repeatedly talk back or insult you despite being told to stop. Approved group of the hostage refuses to negotiate or opens fire on hostage takers. Demands from negotiations with the approved group of the hostage have not been met after a reasonable time has elapsed. In this situation, Yury was not your hostage, as you had not initiated on him yet. You were in the middle of initiating on him, saying; "If I see one more gesture that isn't your fist up, you're not gonna make.", but shoot him in the middle of it. Due to the fact that there was no valid initiation, no kill-right were ever gained, thus making the kill invalid. Secondly, I'll address the 'Combat Log' on @Vini, Shortly after Yury was shot and killed, you decided to run behind a hay-bale and proceded to log out. You committed 'Combat Log' by logging out during an active roleplaying situation without asking OOC permission from those involved. 4.5 Combat logging is leaving the server during or shortly after a hostile situation or when your character is still involved in active role play. After a hostile action has occurred where you were involved, you may only log out from the game after a minimum of 30 minutes have passed since you broke the line of sight with others involved in that situation. This rule can be ignored if the other players give you OK to log out earlier. In the future, if you need to log out during a roleplaying situation, ask permission of those involved by asking them OOC using the "//" prefix. Lastly, I'd like to address the 'BadRP'. In the video, a couple of the accused can be heard saying stuff like; "Flex your Period muscle" and "If your brain was a keyboard ...". Although not severe enough to warrant points, I'd like to ask all of you to not do this. We have an OOC chat, using the "//" prefix, for a reason. In the future, use this, as any more of this could've led to a 'BadRP' punishment. Outcome | @Kernetic Permanently Removed from the Community @Vini Combat Log - Guilty | 3 Day Ban, 10 Warning Points Signed | @Banshee, @Pontiff & @RandyRP
Alright, you clearly don't take any of this serious. Suit yourself.
I said serious POV, not a shitty attempt at being funny. Please provide us with your full, detailed & serious POV.
@Kernetic, I'm going to be nice and give you one last chance to post your full, detailed & serious POV.
Thank you for your POV, please keep an eye on the report in-case we have any further questions. Please refrain from getting heated, and don't worry, the staff team will look at all aspects of the situation.
I think the main reason for this is the fact that Discord text chat is much better and clearer than TS's, it's easier to discuss things through chat on Discord than it was on Teamspeak. There isn't really much need for voice discussions as it is much easier to simply discuss it through text, and the ability to easily share videos and pictures helps this a bunch. The only thing that I personally liked better about Teamspeak was the fact that all the groups had their own private rooms, they were used a bunch and almost everyone who was playing was connected to the Teamspeak. Besides that, I feel like Discord is fine the way it is. The help-desk and #help channels work perfectly fine, using Discord make it easier to help people in the help-desk because you can simply and easily DM them images and links to better explain things/help them. The text chats are almost always being used, and the voice rooms are also used from time to time. All in all, I would probably say that Discord has affected the staff team in a positive way, making it easier to discuss things with each other, even when some people aren't around, and makes it easier for us to help other people as well.
Yet another preview of a beat that I am working on, for those who are interested.
Personally, don't think that we need something like this. We already have way too much gear hoarding, I feel like something like this would only promote more of this. Make them extremely rare, so that there aren't too many of these around.
Hey there @cuzz, A different team of staff members have looked into the report and your appeal and we have decided to deny your appeal. We do not take time played and/or how new someone is to the community into account when it comes to punishment, everyone has to follow the same rules and is punished the same way when it comes to rule-breaks. Someone who is new to the community had to read and follow the same rules as someone who has been a part of this community for a longer time, and as such, they will be punished for breaking the rules the same way. The only exception we make is in the form of a one-time caution/verbal warning, but is only done for minor rule-breaks such as 'Unnecessary posts', or during extenuating circumstances in a report. The original verdict is fair, as you did commit BadRP by doing a quick robbery that involved little to no RP, as well as combat log by leaving the server 13 minutes after committing a hostile action. My advice to you is that you use the time that you are banned to re-read the rules so that you are sure that you understand them fully and can prevent a situation like this from unfolding. I'd also like to advise you, as a newer player, to sit back and play a more peaceful character for a while, so that you can observe other players and learn from them. With that being said, Outcome | Appeal Denied - Ban & Points Remain Signed | @Banshee & @DrMax