Ralf was born into a rich family, he never had any sister or brothers. He used to play with kids all around his neighborhood so he was never alone. But once he became teenager, he started to like more darker themes and became rebellious. His grades started to fail and friends he knew as a kid, became far distance memory. He found new ones who he could hang around in streets with, burn dumpster, smoke and drink. One time he came home drunk and that is the point his parents had it. He was sent to psychologist and eventually when that did not help much they moved, for the love of their son.
Ralf felt misunderstood and so he ran away from home. Eventually life turned around when he turned 16 and started to read books. His worldview changed, to a point where he tried to re-invent himself and even started to speak more openly with his parents.
Ralf eventually graduated with good grades and picked up even few hobbies one the way of becoming adult. Ralf was always into camping, playing airsoft and hiking all across Estonia, even when he was younger. So once it came to choose his career path he went to learn to become forester. He also had to go through mandatory military service.
Years went past, but he had not found anyone special to his side yet. So he decided to take break after all the years of service as a forester and went on a long journey to discover wast land of Russia. He was keen to learn more about Russian culture and language, all on his own.
Once the quarantine dropped, unfortunately Ralf got stuck. His language knowledge did impede him from trying to get in contact with the Estonian consulate to get back to home. So he got stuck in Southern part of Russia. Ralf sent out letter to his parents and eventually decided, this should not stop him from continuing his travel. So he kept pushing to the most southern parts, hoping that maybe eventually the quarantine will be lifted and then he can make his way back home.
If you make the Chernarus a zone rather than expanding virus around all the world like always... then I can see benefit in lore wipe.
Does not need to be zone obviously, but It does need to be groundbreaking and new to actually influence how we perceive the world.
No vote from me.
Sure I agree forums are not the source of the issue, but they are the means to make those issues public nuisance for maybe newcomers who wish to join but are put off by this behavior or old timers who have seen too much of it and are sick of it.
I feel if you cannot contain the negative that makes people leave the community in some cases, then it is time to find different ways to deal with it.
Like I said, world saver complex here
Every time I see those name tags like you say or memes, shade throwing and toxicity I always have a laugh...
How is this rule any true to our community? Cause I do not see it.
I wish this was enforced more, then we would not have this discussion.
I guess, I do not share the sentimental view on the forums like most of you do, cause what I see, is that it brings more harm than good.
My suggestion was to make it more clean/practical and get rid of the useless drama sections that do not benefit this community in any way.
Would be less public venting and toxicity, better image for the community...
My personal opinion of this community is dropping every day... and unlike others that have left voluntarily, I still for some reason stick around and try to change it somehow - insanity I tell you...
But I am starting to see that most of you seem to like whats going on the forums and the way it is... guess I am in the minority here and that is fine
Thank you all for your opinions.
Cliques are one of the issues in forums imo.
But you can always join a group with random people or meet them in game, share discord and chill there.
Which I assume you guys do anyways? So I see no issue.
In a way would be cooler if more people play with more new people, but again that is just me I guess.
But I understand your point. Habits die hard and who am I to tell you who you play with.
Exactly and I do not see how this is a good thing?
Should be 90% in game and 10% on forums, but again who am I to say how people should play or spend their time.
I know this would be a big change, but sometimes change is good and sometimes, I guess I am wrong.
Just an idea.
Not sure if the best idea, but just something I started to think about after some discussion. Maybe good idea to clean it up?
There are communities that do not have forums at all and function just fine.
I think lot of people have seen that and/or are starting to see, that forums create too much useless venting, toxicity and banter.
I think we have stayed with the current forums and its sections just out of habit and not necessity...
Might be in wrong here... but that is how I currently perceive it.
Maybe leave stuff like: Lore, Groups, Report, Shop, Whitelist, Characters (not sure about this one, no one enforces those anyways).... so on. Basic stuff. - make it nice and clean.
Get rid of sections like: General Forums, DayZ Standalone, Off Topic, Status updates all the crap.
Also less work on maintaining it and all that, think we could do without lot of the stuff... maybe it is time to clean up this stinky closet
Agree, disagree, discuss.... want to see what others think.
Why is this a topic, I am so confused?
Imo. starting a topic with:
is very open ended, no explanation or points or nothing and I see no discussion here... just venting by OP.
Cannot even contribute to topic cause it has no ... well points to grab onto and take a position.
Except the title... so how is staff aggressive?
I support this.
This, but with more clarity and script like you said. Also maybe film it with people.
Although the animation of red guy popping in, in every new scenario gets me... just pop pop pops in XD
Also if well done, this video should be added to whitelist. So every new person who joins can go through rules with the video aiding them.
Harder punishments equals fear - fear equals better RP quality.
Over the years that I have been here, I do believe community is getting worse by the year.
It needs more policing.
Thats what I believe in, cause I fucked up in first years, never again after that.
Cause I felt shame and fear of not playing here ever again. Yet I have seen this toxic attitude develop where people thrive on getting points and playing around the system to see who fools it the most without being permed, whilst peers admire them for it, which is a sign of immaturity. And that is the kind of attitude the community does not need imo.
Thats why I believe in harsher punishments and more reporting, cause I have lost faith in the system.
I like it though that when you start breaking in, I instantly could shoot the guy doing it. Thats how it should be.... you brake my shit I kill you. I do not see how it could be interpreted any other way. You steal/jump my walls, break my stuff.... I kill you.
I hope this lasts and does not get F-ed hard... genuinely. Cause passive groups do not last long in here usually
Might even come back just to see this groups RP, seems lot of people are enjoying it. Maybe this group will bring change... I do hope.
I love how people for years complain: " Remove zombies they are boring... "
*buffs zombies* - " Too hard... I cannot shoot them all anymore... reeeeeeee "
Never a good balance I guess.
As long as I can sneak past them like I have done for years, buff them as much as needed, so people actually take zombie threat seriously.