Blue, I've told you this before on a few occations, and I'll tell you again: You managed to play one of my favorite gaming villains of all times (not just in an RP sense). You're a great guy on the side, too, and I have no doubts you'll continue to be just that.
We'll still talk, and I know I'll get to see Asher elsewhere, too. Stay fresh out there, my boy.
Hi there, Derrick!
Let me see if I can't help you out here.
1. Yes, you can mine rocks and build fancy fireplaces. Finding the right ones can be a bit of a pain (that's why I don't do it myself), but it is very possible.
2. Yes, absolutely, but they can be somewhat hard to find.
3. Barrels and tents are persistent and won't go away until the server is wiped from them at the beginning of every month. Cars are different, I believe, and have to be used within (maybe?) a week, or they'll despawn.
4. Best solution I've been able to find myself is to drive in first person, that saves me a lot of stress.
I hope that answers your queeries well enough. If more technical detail is needed, I'll make sure to ask someone more tech savvy than myself to check in. ?
The rules look good, very much cut down and with the fat trimmed.
3.4 - Let's go back to forgetting everything. People remembering basically did little more than create cycles of revenge killing, and while some will surely be told IC who did whatever to them, I think forgetting might cut back on endless PvP for vengeance.
4.1 - I'm good with either, but I (think) I voted for not having IC reasons as a necessity. As much as I want RP to be at the forefront of everything, robberies from strangers aren't inherently bad, and the RP they bring with them can be perfectly great. I will say, though, that I hope for very little leniency when it comes to bad RP reports of incidents involving stick-ups, so a standard is set early on.
I can see possibilities in all these options, but personally I'd love to see a new lore with "down the line" goal for people to work towards (or against). The open ended RP is great, and I enjoy seeing people's stories unfold, but I wouldn't mind seeing something entirely new on DayZRP.
As for wipes and all that, I have to admit, I don't expect much to be different after a couple months, either, but that's not to say that I would be against it happening. I missed out on the last wipe, so to me personally it could be a fun experience.