James grew up outside of London. His childhood was rough and once he had finished his education he went straight to work for his fathers small construction company. It was mainly office work, meeting with various businesses and arranging the completion of various construction projects.
When the infection started James was in Primorsk working on a deal to install new oil and gas pipes for the government of Chernarus. Apart of the deal was to also re-construct the local dockyard. Before the deal was done James was forced to move into a quarantine zone after reports of a infection in the country. Its been several months since that quarantine zone fell to rioters and James now finds himself travelling to the South Zagoria province of Chernarus to look for a route back home.
For me the reason i havent played is just a lack of motivation for creating a new character. Since leaving RAC i just havent been in the mood to write a backstory for a western character and try to make it fit properly to the local lore.
Solution: I think the lore needs a western lore faction to come in and spice things up aswell as give more ideas for creating characters based on this faction coming in.
Also generally for new members coming in and to counter the whole negative threads i think the forums need to be more streamlined. As i said before the wipe @Roland i think it was time to hit the factory reset and archive everything that is no longer relative/paints the community in a bad light.
Currently we have so many pages in each category that most would be overwhelmed at the amount of content and sub forums with some much needed content being hidden behind drop downs that most wont think to look at.
Not an excuse more a fact of it doesn't help matters the same way it doesn't help when people moan about badrp in hubs yet don't record and report it and that comes from all sides including the faction members.
Generally the server needs to get away from the mindset of not wanting to report because of this or that. If people want a cleaned up serious RP server then the best way to do that is reporting the rulebreaks and badrp that is witnessed and if that means people getting permabanned then I guess that's clearing out the deadwood that only joined the server to troll and not take it serious. Its easy to not get points and if you do get points then its really easy to learn from them and not do it again.
The only real issue ive seen this lore wipe which has me worried is how things seem to suddenly pick up speed and the lore being pushed maybe abit too fast (9 days in). I wont spoil anything but certain events that have happened just seem very fast with consequences to two of the factions before it even feels like the factions have got their feet firmly on the ground.
Cali here sums it up quite easily and the same thing was/is still going on with the RAC base.
People moan they want us to give more RP and such but that's hard to do when everyday the RP mainly consists of having to find a vehicle because the faction vehicles were stolen over night. Or needing to go back and get re-geared after a firefight with CLF only to find the storage has been raided and everything gone.
I didn't realise that 13 days into a collapse of a country a majority of civ characters here are made with a car theft/burglary background.
In terms of the RAC view here (as I cannot speak for the other factions) but why wouldn't we start taking military weapons? We were harassed by civs on a constant basis at Vybor and with the CLF war going on and then dressing as civs then we would be ICly suspicious of all not wearing a uniform. Add in also those that like to badmouth us and make threats when we leave an area and you can see why we are not trusting anyone.
The original Vybor compound was not made by the current leadership of the RAC. The changes made to it will simply be CLF flags waving in the wind there.
The new RAC compound has been ICly worked on now for a few days (although as with the game its a fact of it just appearing overnight rather than being lore friendly and built in real time) The loremasters need RAC to work with the people on the server and to do this a compound is required to provide a hub of RP to the server.
Maybe @Stagsview @Franny and @Brayces can go into more detail
Currently they don’t carrying anything however I believe the devs are working out ways for items not to get ruined on them meaning they will have a lot more reason to be killed.
The main reason for them however is just to slow players down from running into military areas. If you manage to not be sensible and one of these Argos to the door of the 1 entrance barracks you are in then it’s a case of good luck in getting out of there.
I believe the armour automatically is ruined on death as to not make it a easy source to farm the rare set