My old group's base got offline raided everyday... it really sucked but it happens.
We just resorted to hiding our stuff better and leaving traps for people who only came to grab our loot. Sure offline raiding doesn't forward RP, but people shouldn't have to ask for permission or see if people are online before they can raid.
I mean IRL a smart "bandit" would wait until the place they were going to rob was empty or near empty.
If you have a base, people are gonna want to see whats inside regardless if you are there or not, Its human nature to be curious.
Richie DaVichi comes from a lowly part of Brooklyn, full of crime and hardship. Luckily for Richie his family is connected to one of the richest and powerful crime families in New York, the DaVichi family.
As a young child Richie was a fighter. He would fight in school, on the street, at home, and anywhere he could. He loved to take out his teen angst and aggression on anyone he could. He was a mean son of a bitch with no remorse of his actions.
As he got older he began to soon realize that he was apart of a mafioso organization. Growing up with 16 uncles didn't really make sense to him and he noticed. Soon he would begin his life of crime with other associates of the Family.
Richie discovered he had a knack for stealing cars and beating the absolute shit out of someone. He could get info, sell drugs, steal cars, and even "paint a house" if he needed to.
Being connected to the top dogs in the family it was easy for Richie to become a made man. He was inducted into the Family and took the oath of obedience. He was the best "house painter" in the family at one point.
Learning about the outbreak in Chernarus, the Family started to see it as an opportunity to make money. Richie proposed the idea to take a few made men and some associates to the country and steal any car they could. They would then ship them back to the US and sell them for profit. It seemed ingenious at first, until they landed on the beaches, and all hell broke loose. Now its just Richie vs the world, and hes gotta get outta there.
No remorse, good shot, excellent thief, and heavy drinker. These are all things that Richie DaVichi could be described as.
Thanks for the advice Finn, you do make a lot of valid points. You're right, there has been some difficulty surrounding my character, and tbh I think im going to start fresh when I do return. Unfortunately my PC is going to be AWOL for a few months, so when I come back after then I think it will be fresh and new.
Also, yes hostileRP is a inherent part of the server, just for me it has seemed that that it has been ramped up a lot as of late. And I just feel like the RP experiences I have been getting are stale and just robberies. Thats what I meant, I didn't mean to make any bandit RPers feel called out or anything. They have just as much use on this server as hero RP or evil RP.
TLDR: You guys have valid and good points, I just personally think my RP experience has been stale and PVP filled for a while.
When everyone is doing it, it isn't fun. Why does every encounter need to end with a gunfight or robbery.
If more people with the RP focused mentality take a break like you said, then I see the server becoming a PVP deathmatch.
Which will eventually get old I believe as well.
Really what I think it chops down to is the massive amount of drama and hostileRP.
It doesn't feel organic anymore and people hold OOC grudges. It really sucks to build a character and get the gear that you like over hours and hours of gameplay; just to have someone say hands up or die and shoot you 3 seconds later.
I'm sure once the hostileRP group game play style goes away, and people actually enjoy and try to get good RP instead of bootleg PVP then people will start joining back. I know that's what I'm waiting for. Until then, Id rather not waste my time.
Please Archive Nox An Victorum.
Well, this is a post that I wasn't planning on making for a long time. But from a discussion with my group and recent events I believe that now is the perfect time.
Unfortunately the state of our group on the server has become not very enjoyable. The constant raids, HostileRP, and PVP have really lowered our interest in continuing to play here. Because of this we are going to be archiving Nox An Victorum.
As a RP and interaction heavy group we tried really hard to have more interactions than PVP moments, but the current state of the server, like The Mob said, is too PVP focused.
I heavily enjoyed playing with people who I can now call friends, and showing creepy and "edgy" interactions with other players. I will say however, that I am happy with the work we were able to do as a group. We were able to give people a good and interesting story arch that hopefully stayed with their character forever. I am also happy to say we succeeded in most of our goals before the due date, and I am very proud for that.
As of right now Nox An Victorum and its members will become inactive, most of us are moving on to new things. But in the future if the conditions that could allow a group such as this improve, Nox will be making a comeback.
Thank you to everyone who made our experience fun and intriguing, and maybe one day the "bloodsuckers" will return.
NOX AN VICTORUM!