While Im not the leader of the group, I can assure you that just about every member of leadership of the Black Roses has put out announcements to every member of the group regarding your feedback, and the attitude shown in the video. We as leadership are cracking down on everyone in the group, and made everyone aware that any rule breaks of this level will be handled swiftly and met with extreme consequences. As you know we recently dealt with a member of our group making our whole group look bad with a poor attempt at an initiation, and he was dealt with not only by the staff team but also by leadership within our group, and everybody is aware that they will be dealt with the same way.
We're striving to be a group that sets a good example. We as leadership are being extremely strict with our members now and how they act while representing the Black Roses. Of course the events in the video are unacceptable, and like I said we're making strides to make sure it doesn't happen again.
My view on it, is while gear doesn't make the RP, gear can make the character. For example, it makes no sense for my character to run around with a childs briefcase, or a an AKS, but rather makes more sense for him to be wearing a military burlap bag and an M4. Does this make the RP? No, but it does make more sense for other people looking at me. So -1 to decreasing spawns.
I'm 50/50 on it. I can see where Saunders and Voodoo are coming from, but I can also see where OP (Who's a member of a KOS group, mind you) is coming from. Personally I often use aliases to get information on people, and if I was metagamed (Like I have been in the past) it totally ruins the opportunity for that. Yes, a report could be thrown up, but I really feel like that's not a solution to the issue. If there's a way for me to not report someone and get them banned, but still achieve the same amount of RP, I'm going to go for that option.
Personally I think it's fine, as long as you do it in a realistic way. For example, if you always wear a mask with your "Second Personality", whenever you take your mask off I'd say go back to your normal voice because in DayZ, voice is one of the few things that makes people unique. I think if you continue using a fake voice even when you don't have a mask on, to somebody who would know your normal voice (and therefore face) to trick that person, it would be borderline BadRP/AOGM simply because you're abusing the fact that there's only a few face models in game, and they can't differentiate faces.
I'm not sure I worded that in the best way possible, but I hope you get what I'm trying to say, if not let me know and I'll try rephrasing a bit.
I'm all for situations like this but I think the situation in the video was pretty trolly, IMO. This is my opinion as an outsider who has no clue what the whole situation of the group/dynamic was. I think if it was done in a little bit of a more subtle way, it would be great. Like Ciiber said above me, I'd prefer area based "haunts", let the story of them develop IC, people travel to those areas because they either don't believe it or because they're idiots.
Let people investigate these demons/anomalies just like they do IRL. Maybe put in a haunted village somewhere in the map without telling people it's been added, let someone stumble across it and discover the creepy vibe of it, spread the rumors and let it grow from there.
This is just my opinion, but I think that's a better idea than just popping up out of nowhere with "I see you".
I genuinely have no clue what you're saying at this point. You argue numbers and statistics, I give them to you and you change your argument? Majority of the server population likes how it is now, even Rolle said "I don't really want to go back to the overflow server mechanic"
According the gametracker, in the last 7 days S1 has filled up 3 times, hit at least 75 members 4 separate times, and has hit at least 70 players every day.
In the last 7 days, S2 has hit at least 50 players every day for the last 7 days, hitting a high of 65 in the last 7 days.
The day that S2 hit 65 players, was one of the days that S1 hit ~78. So, the way the servers are set up right now is perfectly fine, and that's not just me saying that. That's numbers and statistics.