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Tony

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  1. Tony

    Lore poll

    I am a realism whore. Just the whole making sense thing does wonders for my immersion. Just because never really sat well with me because there's always some guy out there that asks questions without answers. The lore sucked. The player base did the best they could to work with it, despite knowing the problems that was presented, they worked with it. A shitty lore was handed out and groups like the UN, VDV and CDF busted ass by taking the reigns of a worn down horse fit for no more than glue and rode that sonofabitch like Sea Biscuit. Let me take you back to a community meeting where an idea was presented, an idea that said make Chernarus a refugee hot spot, being the last place the infection would hit that way we have an answer for a 9 to 1 foreigner to natives ratio. It was simple, made a butt ton of sense and the community backed the hell out of it. Lore team went "Yeah no, we're not gonna do that... because we scribbled some shit down already and don't wanna go over it." effectively ignoring the people who'd be playing in the environment to begin with. It pissed a whole bunch of people off and the community was ignored... and like magic, we got a shit lore. For this reason I say yeah... redo it. Throw our hands up, admit we fucked up and strive to make it better. Focus on reasons for character diversity and backstory and you'll get a functional RP environment.
  2. Tony

    New rules draft

    Yeah okay, this is going in the right direction. I can actively support this (=
  3. Tony

    Why don't you get in game?

    Too many reasons, but I'll list a few. - A rule set that's putting personal views over universal RP standards, where a very vocal minorities desires were put ahead of an overwhelming majority based on an individuals 'opinion'. A rule set which destroyed all elements of realism, believably and the ability to have high standard RP. A rule set which practically criminalised and persecuted half of an RP player base because someone with power decided they didn't like it. No one is above universal RP standards, not even those who run communities. The RP'ers are what keeps communities alive and they're not all ignorant sheep that just do what one person wants... they have options. -The 'Don't give a crap' approach. Community says the rules are broken... no craps given. The community says things are too restricted... no craps given. The community says a business approach opposed to an RP minded approach is actually... bad business in an RP platform, no craps given. Thread after thread, poll after poll... meh you get the idea. Bottom line, this thread like every other... will be ignored and shunned because it's an inconvenience. -Staff who maintain a broken system, that cannot change it. This isn't a dig at staff, it's a call out. No one is ignorant at this point to the stress staff are put under when they find themselves in the position of trying to sail this ship. We all know you have literally zero influence in changing the things you know are broken and we know why that is too. I couldn't do it, it's why I refused to reapply after I resigned due to RL. I had too much respect for RP and didn't want to be on that side of things. -Hate cliques. I know this is the internet and folk are going to do some crazy shit. But some of the things people have did here and have gotten away with by the skin of their teeth have been down right screwed up. When people do things like this, it drives people with a conscience away. I've seen witch hunts, I've seen bullying, I've seen groups targeting individuals with the pre meditated intent to hurt them OOC'ly. Not everyone has gotten away with it, but some have...when those some slip through the cracks, you lose the good ones. -PVP over RP. I don't have an issue with PvP, let me be clear. And I understand the community stance is strongly against this sort of thing, but there is no denying there has been a history where this has been the case, where big dicking and constant hazing has been a thing because certain folk simply... could. Hostile RP is a great thing. I do it a lot, but when you are a hostile RP'er you have a responsibility to drive the story forward and provide amazing RP... not to rack up a kill count whenever you get the chance. A lot of folk will stick to the rules but take the shot whenever they feel it's within the rules. It just pisses people off. PVP is fine under the right circumstances, but never ever should it be prioritised over RP. This is a player fault. -The destruction of immersion. This is post apocalypse RP. You rob you risk getting banned, you be hostile without history and you risk being banned... I'll cut the list short and just say if you do anything that fits within the elements of what post apocalypse is... you risk being banned. Why in the hell would you want to play on a post apocalypse environment without post apocalypse RP because of a broken OOC system? -Dynamic groups. Oh wait... silly me, there are none. Lets call it a lack of player rights in game opposed to groups. It's like a licence for big groups to big dick. Ya know I could go on, but what's the point? It's all been said before, ironically by a lot of ex staff. Most go in and come out a blithering mess of salt because they feel like they just helped steer the titanic into the mother of all ice bergs. Players have more control over communities than they realise. Especially when they have options elsewhere, which there are many of. You don't like something... move on. If someone running things don't see the problem, then that is on that someone entirely. The players will move on and get their RP, but they won't if they keep supporting for nostalgia reasons. I guess that's why I don't feel like logging in XD
  4. Tony

    Hardcore, do bugs count aswell.

    Let me break it down. Zombies, rule breaks, stray bullets and bugs don't count. But if you're in a situation where someone has kill rights and they exercise them upon you, then with the hardcore tag you have the common decency to uphold the believable standards and realism you support by perming that character in respect of the immersive worlds integrity for all those around you. If you go out there and willingly hand out kill rights by murdering babies, shit talking hostage takers and big manning in huge hostile groups, then you accept the fact that IC actions have IC consequences and no rule wall can protect you. It's a respect issue. The same rules protect you like everyone else up until the point you personally give reason for your warranted execution. Hardcore mode might as well be translated to 'play smart' system.
  5. If it makes sense, I don't care what someone does. If I have went out there and did horrible things IC, you can kill me. If I have caused problems for your character, you can kill me. If there is a justifiable reason to execute me.... you can do it. I don't hide behind rule walls, I never will. IC actions have IC consequences, therefore it's a matter of playing smart. If you give it, you should take it, other wise it is bad form. Consider my 'no consent required' self added.
  6. Ya know any time a statement like that was made, seemingly innocent... ya know what happened down the line? It became a rule. That's what we're used to now. So forgive us if we have RP rule PTSD from shit we didn't want but got anyway. I hate this, I really do, but we've seen enough of the same old crap further burying what we enjoyed. So yeah it may not be inked in blood right now, but give it time... lets just wait and see.
  7. "you can always ask the other players using OOC chat in game if they are OK with hostile RP and if they agree then by all means go for it, even without IC justification." - The man in charge
  8. You shouldn't have to ask for OOC permission to be hostile. The minute you do.... yeeeah.
  9. I... cannot actually believe this crap. It's finally happened. Initiating on people is now by this communities standards considered a form of power gaming. Are you kidding me right now? I thought it had gotten bad before, but now it's literally a joke. Okay... you wanna know why the server is in such a state? I'mma break it down so it's super easy to understand. The rules are broken. You're catering to a slim minority of players who just want happy fun hug time in a survival horror simulator, immediately segregating the vast majority of people who want to play it for what its supposed to be. In doing so you eliminate all the believable RP, realism and integrity that a high standard Roleplay environment should be founded on, to the point it's considered a literal embarrassment to play on, because any situation they get into is going to turn into pure CHEESE because there's that many rule walls to get over before you even get to what's interesting, seeing as folk are terrified to offend anyone now who cannot separate IC from OOC because a badge is gonna drop out of the sky and ban their ass the minute someone goes "AWAH ;_;!". Ever wonder why separating IC from OOC is the first god damned rule of any GOOD roleplay environment? Because if it wasn't it becomes a BAD roleplay environment. You are literally catering to these special snowflakes and the vast majority of people are suffering for it. It's not hard not to KOS, but now there are limitations on the most basic of crap. Nothing is sacred any more and when people are shackled that much you might as well kiss away all possibility of good story, all possibility of fear element, all possibility of immersion because on the drop of a hat all it takes is one guy to take it OOC to ruin it over SALT. Don't believe me? Just look at this place in it's prime. You couldn't get moving for people and now those people are gone or banned. There's nothing left. I am not saying this because I hate this place, I don't. I've met great people here and had great RP's... I am saying it because what made it fun is -GONE-. I cannot roleplay to my full potential because it's hard to even sneeze in a general direction without breaking a rule, or risk cheese in my roleplay. I've had to let go of known cannibal serial killers IC'ly because they wouldn't accept karma after devouring 14 frickin babies. I've had to go back on my characters word over consent. I've seen people who waged war on entire groups, set up for execution in front of 30 frickin people only to non consent and ruin RP for MASSES of people. The way it's set up now supports every form of BAD FORM you could think of and no I am not exaggerating. It's a joke. You have groups of PVP'ers right now jumping between different characters watching different things and forcing people to do different things opposing their other characters just to get hostile RP because they're that damn starved for it. It's went beyond cheese now, it's exploits. It's interacting with yourself by proxy... wtf is that! And I can't even blame them because if they do things the legit way they're gonna get slapped with final warning I can't... even... and the thing is I know it's pointless even saying this. I am not trying to reason with you, I stopped doing that. When a majority pole is IGNORED for personal opinion, it tells me and everyone else all we need to know about how far speaking logic and reasoning gets you any more. But it is what it is right? We should just... roll with it. Hell no. I won't play under these conditions, I refuse to. And I am not saying this because I want to attack you. I respect what you've built, but I hate what you're doing with it. I say it because I care, like everyone else disagreeing with you. As it stands this place is BROKE. We don't want it to be broke.
  10. Obviously I am in complete support of this because to me, this is exactly how an RP environment should be to begin with. Would certainly crack down on all the Mary Sues, special snowflakes and OOC abusers who taint the immersive world with their personalised selfish outlook. Would certainly crack down on the unbelievable super soldiers, the hand cuffed shit talkers and dare I say it the groups of PVP enthusiasts who for years and years have rinse repeat dominated through kill,die, rez, repeat. Not that I have anything against PvP, but the endless cycle is tiresome, especially since we all know they'll survive to grief again tomorrow. What's my point to this? There's no frickin closure. Closure is essential in story telling. I'd vote yes twice if I could and I'll tell ya this, if it was implemented, I'd probably even play again... but as of right now, I feel between the abysmal rule additions and current status quo , it makes it a pretty bad environment for high quality roleplay, because it's very easy for someone to Mary Sue rule wall your day.
  11. Tony

    The Symptom [Open Recruitment]

    Really liked you guys in the old lore. I look forward to seeing what you do this run.
  12. Angus was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1953, living a poor but simple life. At the age of 17 he sought to seek his fortune in America, greatly publicised at the time as the land of opportunity, where he immigrated. He got married at 18 to his wife Betsy, obtaining him full citizenship, but that wasn’t enough for Angus. Angus was bought in by the ideal of the American dream and had hopes of serving. He enlisted in the Army shortly after his marriage and even in retirement he never truly left. A decorated soldier, ending his career as First Class Sergeant due to failing mental health in his mid 50’s, having served 37 years. In his mind, he was never truly retired, having developed the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s and due to this, he was forced to return to civilian life. Betsy his wife was used to Angus being away on active duty as this had been a great deal of their lives. Now she’d have him with her at home on a permanent basis. Sadly, she quickly grew to find him insufferable, due to his mental relapses and commanding nature, as well as a complete intolerance to all things unamerican. Soon he began to forget who people even were, except for some reason his grandson Jimmy, who he saw in a lot of people, often mistaking them, only to be corrected. Jimmy himself had moved to Chernarus to be with a long time girlfriend and Betsy, finding her Husband difficult to deal with finally agreed to move closer to her grand child, bringing Angus with her. In their family an old folks home was simply not an option, hence why the immigration was planned. Despite the situation being explained to Angus many times, he never truly understood that he was no longer in America. As he got worse, it became accepted to hide Angus from the locals, through fear he may offend. His medication also increased, greatly due to his wife increasing the dosage with his meals. Jimmy often visited of course to help care for Angus, but in truth although never spoken out load, it was almost as if they were all waiting for him to die. Angus however had other plans. A life time to service left his body in as physically fit a condition as possible for his age, so despite his minds continued deterioration, his body simply refused to give up. After being found naked in the rain, doing push ups on the lawn, a carer was hired to further look after Angus, whom of course Angus hated on his best days and on his worst forgot about her frequently, often confusing her for Korean hooker. This led to his carers being exclusively male. When the infection hit, no one knew what was happening, most of all Angus. The infected burst into his home, swarmed his wife and in the chaos something primal seemed to have snapped in Angus. With a wood cutters axe he hacked and hacked at what he was convinced to be… foreign invaders. Japanese, Koreans, Nazi’s… he wasn’t sure and he didn’t care. The fight was on and this solider lived to serve. The sight of his dead wife sent him further over the edge than he’d ever been, leaving his home and into the streets of Chernarus, axe in hand and ready to serve once more, only to find every thing around him a confusion. Foreign writing on every street sign, buildings he didn’t recognise or understand. The unfamiliarity sent him back, reverting to periods in his life where such a thing was common. Every day a new confusion, either bringing freedom to the masses or fighting the foreign scum on his home soil. He never truly knows, until death takes him kicking and screaming to the grave.
  13. Tony

    Who else dont care about the royal wedding.

    I couldn't give two peanut decorated shits of a flying fuck about a thing that makes as much sense to me as a pre owned dildo store, much less it's marriage. Royalty makes absolutely zero sense to me as a concept. As much as a colossal twat that Trump is, at least there was a vote surrounding his position. Holding onto a concept of glorifying bloodlines in this day and age is straight up prehistoric and a setback on the political class system. Blind loyalists really make me wonder sometimes... It's not the people crowned, it's the idea of what they represent. "It is then that we will see the rising of The Moon" - Bobby Sands. Buuuut at the risk of getting too political on a gaming forum... lol... *zoidberg 'whoop whoops' the scene*
  14. Been where you are. It’s not a nice place to be and it never gets easier. It’s a kindness you’re doing, never forget that.
  15. Peace is a lie.... - Every Sith ever. And how true this is. You know what happens when there is nothing but constant peace? Boredom. Conflict by it's very nature is an RP generator. To put restrictions on it so people can feel safe breeds stagnation, resulting in player activity decline. Even in times of peace people sit there in those camps begging for someone to do something... ANYTHING. It doesn't matter what it as as long as it doesn't involve the exchange of 556. We pray for that crazy bastard to piss someone off and just start some shit, because as long as it ain't you... that's some wholesome entertainment right there. I am not saying peace is completely boring. I enjoy a good campfire karaoke session myself, but too much of anything will lessen it's value and it becomes boring. Even hostile RP in the wrong hands just becomes more of the same. Do not be afraid to switch something up. Do not grieve those lost camps, do not shelter yourselves behind OOC barriers to preserve something until it's no longer of any value... embrace the organic, because every shift, every change... gives you something to speak of, discuss, work into your stories. I went to go visit Kovar recently, gone... so I ask around and in one day I found two other camps jumping with life. The trick is honestly to just get up and do shit, to be bold and ask about, to search. People are social, there's nothing wrong with asking for company as a character. You'll find more often than not it's what you've lost that'll bring people together opposed to what you have, especially in story telling. "Jim and Bob built a camp and lived there in peace forever... the end." That right there is a really shitty story. I wanna hear about how Jim got his left nut blown off by an AK as Bob got taken captive in a raid, only to switch sides over time just to survive. I wanna see Jim struggle with the revelation that Bob is now the enemy. "MY BALLS JIM, WHAT ABOUT MY BALLS!"... I wanna see every detail of struggle, grief, hardship and DEVELOPMENT which came from Jim's missing testicle and Bob's heinous betrayal over the fact he wants to keep both of his! You're not gonna get that shit by having safe zones. And the thing is people don't need a place. What they need is other people. Those tents do not need to be packed full of shit. You only need the crap on your back and the people you are with. To hold onto something so... meaningless... it's a wonder why some folk have nothing.
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