Hehehe he I sing to myself when I'm alone
How about more but weaker?
"By that logic, I should be capable of just walking up to a guy talking for a bit then punch him right in the noggin and expect a fight." That is obviously not what I am talking about. If you are talking to an enemy group, roleplaying with them and someone starts a fight with you over some past grievance by punching you the last thing on your mind should be to shoot him. If you think I am wrong then I feel like you might be playing on the wrong server and you might be better suited to public hive servers. If he keeps going and actually tries to kill you then you initiate and force him to stop. You dont use your kill rights just because you have them.
Just because it is been defended by the highest authority does not make it just or right. That's like saying just because the president of the US says something it is correct and just then it is. Think about how your thoughts might not be reasonable. Are we saying that everything GMs+ say should be treated like a holy scripture now? I think if that is what you mean then that might be flawed reasoning. It might be best if you explain further what you meant by what you said.
Because its RP. Not every situation requires you to kill everything that moves. If he punches you then you hit him back, start some more conflict and develop your groups hostilities with his. What you mentioned there is a big reason why I dislike hostile rp in its current state. It seems that so many people have that mindset and it just does not make sense to me why you would play on an rp server if your first reaction to every hostility is to gun someone down.
I sometimes get the feeling that if the whole server goes left then you will go right and if we all go up then you will go down.... just because. Maybe I am wrong, who really knows? I just can not see any reason why you should get shot down for punching anyone.
When I read this I honestly could not believe it. I really have no idea what to say to this situation except that I hope his appeal is accepted and this verdict reversed. I cant comment on anything else as I feel it would break ToS but there seems to be a downward trend in the community as a whole when it comes to reporting people and trying to get people banned (Not saying Dusty did this because he did not in this case). I think that this issue also needs addressing. I keep getting the feeling that people are been targeted, maybe I am just been paranoid but first it was Moody, now we have Dusty. All of our solid RPers are going out in what I think are very bad ways and not at all deserved. I mentioned this to a few other people earlier when talking about this situation: The rules are important, but when we so grossly follow them by the book we don't just affect the role play and create toxicity in our community but we also degrade the community as a whole and create the premise for chicken tendies, which is something no one really wants to see happen. The rules need to be followed but just as in real life leaders need to not just know when to swing the sword but also when to be lenient and understanding. I also see this kind of issue when dealing with 'Flame', it seems like there is no real solid definition for what constitutes a flame and the grey areas that may or may not be flame end up getting marked as flame. Also there is the age old issue of bum kissing and appeasement. Some people agree with certain issues to fit in or to look like they are 'one of the crew'. This is obviously not always the case but I am sure it does happen. It seems to me that some people have not found this balance between been just and been fair. I think there might be a disparity between the staff team and the community and it appears to be growing at an alarming rate due to these types of events. Also, another trend I notice as of late is the seemingly consistent decline in the OG population. Many of our great role players have gotten banned for fair, unfair and grey area situations. This also greatly affects our community because these are the people that usually teach white names how to RP on this server. If we keep handing out bans like there is no tomorrow then where does that leave the communities health? Where do we draw the line? and how do we expect people to respect the staff team? It is all very troubling for sure and I really hope that some changes happen to the structure of the staff team as well as solidifying actual definitions of rule terms and leaving subjection at the door so we can start to once again have a positive effect on the player base. I really hope Dusty finds his own justice by an accepted appeal I have been really careful in typing this and even proof read it to try to make sure there was no 'flame' in this post. When people start having to do that you know that there are issues in not just this situation with Dusty but in many other areas of DayZRP. Keep that in mind when you discuss this issue. The real root problem may not just be Dusty's ban but could be far deeper buried in DayZRP's history and present.