Its come to a time where I will have to say goodbye to DayZRP, Its time for me to call it a day and move on.
There has been bad and questionable times but there are a hell of a lot more good times, which is what should be remembered and what I will remember from my time here.
First of all, as much as I disagree with @Roland, for many many different reasons and decisions, I have to thank him for creating this community, I have had so much fun over the last 7 years on and off here, I have definitely made some great friends I am sure I will be speaking to for many years to come. He created something thats lasted this long and seen so many ups and downs but yet here we all still are.
I will most definitely miss playing, mostly with the boys I have played with for the last 2 years constantly. All of them I did my best to defend no matter what happened here, mostly to staffs disgust I have been called a report lawyer a lot but I take it as a compliment because I liked to stick up for those close to me.
I know I have been difficult too regarding staff decisions and what not but I am glad I have been, I would rather be brutally honest than sit quietly with something I didn't see was right. There are also a lot of people I didn't see eye to eye with outside of staff and I am sorry it didn't work out between us but I guess that is life.
At the end of the day, what made this community so fun for me was those I played with, those that followed me with creating groups, dynamics and just fucking about, so I want to thank all of them, I won't tag because there is far too many to mention and you all know who you are.
Thanks for the great times DayZRP, I wish everyone the best of luck.
With that said, I would like to share with you all my most commonly played characters last moments, giving my closure to the saga that was DayZRP and I, I hope you enjoy.
I am in novo on a lovely summers day.
The OP begins to cause some drama in the camp, swearing and cussing. He tries to persuade the soldiers to his point of view by reminding them that he had previously brought them guns. I called him a kiss ass and the argument ended after the intervention of the soldiers.
20 minutes or so later, I spot him outside the main area, I ran towards him, raising my fists, taunting him to lets see how tough he is without hiding behind the soldiers. He tells me I don't want this and I quote, dawg. I tell him I do so very much want this and begin edging towards him, I don't hit him as I am waiting for him to also raise his fists in order to show this is consensual. Alas the big man pulls his gun out, telling me to back the fuck off and to my memory, something along the lines of put your hands up.
I comply, knowing I have the appearance of being unarmed. I persuade the man to drop the gun and lets talk it out. He said lets take it to the Russians, I said sure, lets tell them how you are robbing me. At this point he gets spooked and puts his weapon on his back and begins to jog towards the camp with me, I slow my steps and let him get ahead of me to where I pull out my gun and spray him full of led.
You took a hostile action towards me by aiming an AK 74 at my head and telling me to put my hands up, you took that risk and a consequence of that risk is giving me the right to defend myself.
It was either you or I and I prefer me.
Have a good one.
I didn't jump on that, you jumped and said all initiations are purely for pvp and not with the intention of leading to roleplay.
I don't see how you can complain that initiations rarely evolve into good roleplay when your basically admiting to non complying and more so when you hear 'familiar' voices. "Nah I don't like that guy, I'd rather die in a hail of bullets than roleplay with him"
Let me get this straight, someone of a hostile nature initiates on you and rather than comply and see where the roleplay will go, you shoot and judging by your POV on these type of situations drop like a sack of shit.
You can't slate people who prefer hostile roleplay if you die die never comply and let the roleplay end quicker than it began.
Takes two to tango my friend.
Someone pass me the GMAKsleeper.
I think its a matter of opinion, not everyone gets along with a group and 9 times out of 10, if you get on the bad side of a group, you are blinded by hatred for the group and fail to see the good side of roleplay.
Perhaps you were too concious of losing your weapons?
That report verdict is probably the most ridiculous one I have ever read and both you and @Woodzie should be ashamed to write such a poor and bias report. Not only did you reduce a ban for an 'accident' you also allowed the use of metagaming for the clear fact this person is a member of staff. Never in the history of dayzrp verdicts has there ever been a rulebreak been waved due to it being an accident. 90% of invalid kills are by accident, it has never made it okay. Nor has anyone EVER been banned for fighting multiple people in an ongoing firefight, you know how many times people sit in a building to their last breath against 6 odd people? Laughable.
Never in the history of dayzrp verdicts has there ever been a rulebreak been waved due to it being an accident
Reports where punishments were reduced for it being perceived by staff to be accidents:
@Ryan Shepherd My feelings around the verdict will come out in appeals. But I do want to be clear there was no staff favoritism involved in the decision of a lessened punishment for what Duke did. There are also plenty of examples for metagaming punishments not being pursued for things that the staff team determines to be minor. This is, as always, at our discretion.
Honestly Ryan you seem to have a pretty big issue with Duke and the RAC that goes beyond just this one report. Bad feedback is valid, sure, and I definitely agree with some points you made. But that's off the heels of you being in some spicy hostilities with us with whatever happened on Day 1 at the camp. I dunno man. A bunch of people get forgiven for accidental rule breaks and you're quick to call staff bias on Job, who by the way was not the only person who agreed on this punishment. That's not very fair to me.
Instead of calling verdicts terrible maybe just ask them further about the decision making process. This status update (and your other spicy reply) really seems like all you want to do is gain BeanZ and insult people and doesn't really sound like you're genuinely interested in further explanation as to the verdict. Hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am
But, yknow, Rover gave you some precedent for it, so hopefully that helps.
Fair enough @Rover, there may be bans reduced and slight metagaming waved. I hold my hand up and say okay you may be right.
However can you show me where anyone has been banned for BADRP when holding down a building in an active firefight against multiple enemies?
Down right ridiculous, if thats bannable as badrp then the report section is about to have a party.
@Whitename, please don't make me laugh. I left bad feedback none of it directing to duke personally whatsoever. I have every right to leave feedback on a group thread and I also do to call out a disgraceful report verdict. None of that means I have a vendetta against Duke, I would feel the same be it any group or any other involved in the verdict.
I also tagged both GMs involved in the report and I am not sure what you mean by 'spicy' responce.
Just because someone disagrees with actions and makes it very public, doesn't mean its for vendetta or beans, its a virtual can of beans mate, relax.
Haha would you imagine that. Because this involved two of the lore faction groups only 3 GMs could touch it. (And a couple of Admins) But this report was far from biased.
@Ryan Shepherd if you wanted to give me real feedback on the verdict I have written, go ahead and write it on my feedback page. But do not take this to a "status update", this is only to farm beanz on other people their mistakes.
Multiple people agreed on Badrp that was committed during this report, it is just the way I wrote it that it looks like I did not even read the PoVs provided. I still think that they are guilty of the badrp they did.
I'm sorry for the people that got hit the most ( @TurkRP), but lucky for those guys there is always an appeal they can make. He will still be banned, but will hopefully get a better verdict.
@Job Just because there is an appeals process doesn't mean you should swing the ban hammer willy nilly. The fact that Turk was banned for what is a reasonable, logical, course of action is quite frankly ridiculous. Furthermore, if your summary of the report makes it look like you didn't read the PoV's provided, write a better summary. Don't get mad at people for assuming bias when its your summary, that you even agree was written poorly, seems to indicate said bias.
Valid criticism, whether it comes in the form of a post on your wall or your feedback page, is still valid criticism. Don't be so hasty to dismiss it just because it didn't come from the official channels.
I am a little bit confused by performance of this group, so in the lore we see:
The RAC is the leading military faction for Chernarus, however it seems you only reside at one location being the checkpoint below Vybor and at that this group struggles to maintain the area. I have been there about 3 things, it was extremely messy and felt like a roleplay hub oppossed to a military checkpoint where you must stop to pass through, get vetted, searched and told to move along. No mindless chit chat and you are felt like you need to be on your best behaviour. At one isntance I walked into the checkpoint and no one stopped me but a civilian who asked had I been 'tested', I told him to mind his own business to when he informed the group of my presence, one female soldier asked me to be tested when I asked what it involves she told me my mouth and nose would be swabbed, not being familur with the 'infection' risk yet, I refused and became rather difficult about it, where an slight arguement ensued and I got my own way of not being tested. When in reality I should be been forced to do such a test, not by an initiation but by a show of force. I didn't do it for kill rights, I did it to test how the group handles difficult passerbys, not very well I see.
The only time I saw some real organisation was when @Duckys lore group were helping station the checkpoint, our vehicle was stopped and we had to wait a period of time to get questioned and vetted each before being allowed to pass, @Eagle handled the situation very well and he was the only one I felt had control amonsgt the ranks at that time. That is how the checkpoint should be every single time. Pick up a more dominant stance, not a passive, oh please can you do what I say attitude.
The group should be manning multiple checkpoints, not so much a single static checkpoint, the group has the numbers in the roster but I fear this group has bitten off more than they can chew, perhaps @Duckys group should of been chosen as the military force in charge as their organisation seems much much better, even having only met them once.
Move about more, take charge and work on your organisation.
Good luck in the future.
But to dwell on what was the past doesn't help man. Several of us argued that some things should've been done differently and since that incident things have been handled differently. it's the best I can do, but constantly reminding the community of the mistakes of the staff team doesn't help mate
3/4's Chernarussian-American, with a Chernarussian/Russian citizenship! And trust me I get bullied by @Stagsview's char. IC allllll the time because of it. Thanks for reading my backstory though, let me know if you have any questions. I'm happy to answer them for you, but I prefer you to find out IC of course! But I don't mind answerin' for you.
My name is Ryan Shepherd.
I was born in Ireland.
My childhood revolved around violence, My father was involved in the IRA. while my mother had succumbed to domestic violence when my father came home from the boozer. I had a deep hatred for him, he used to beat me if I did not do as I was told. On my 18th birthday, my father brought me to a warehouse, as I entered there were men standing around chatting, suddenly they all turned around and stared. A few hours later I was inducted into the IRA, I was a running boy. I was given the jobs any fool could do, I loved the work.
A few years later I had stepped up in the ranks. A became a person who mattered One evening I came home on my 30th birthday to find my mother with a deep cut on her cheek, she was weeping, 'Its okay Ryan, I'm fine'. I knew who it was, I ran to the kitchen sink where a gun was hidden in the pump housing. I stormed out of the house to the jacks inn pub, there he was sitting there...Smiling... laughing to his friends, I pointed and took a deep breath, a loud bang, everyone turned to look at me in shock. They charged after me, I ran as fast as I could. I saw a cargo ship just in the distance at the docks, god knows where it was going or even if I could board it without being seen. I had to take a chance, what else could i do, the only thought I had was about my mother, she was going to be alone but at least she was safe from that bastard! I ran for the ship as I heard a loud beacon, I was guessing it was signalling its departure. I saw a gantry crane loading the last of its containers, I sprinted for one of the containers, I opened the doors and this blast of smell hit me straight in the face, it was fish... I hate fish. I had no choice so i shut the doors hoping someone would see it was not latched and think nothing of it and latch it shut. I hid in the back of the container and noticed something else under the fish, it was a large pallet of AK47's hidden in the fish, I decided this wasn’t the best container to hide in, as I got up to leave the doors were shut closed, i felt the container being lifted, hoping it was onto the ship. All I could do not is sleep & hope, I kept an AK47 for myself, in case some thugs open the container looking for their guns and see a little paddy hiding instead, I doubt I would be given a warm welcome. I slept for what felt like a life time...
I was awoken to a large bang and the container doors opened and a man runs as he does so in terror... I was confused... Where am I? As I moved towards the opening of the container I heard the thud of feet running briskly. "That container there!" I heard a squeamish voice say. Weird.. Was I still in an English speaking country? Impossible for that long of a trip. I panicked and dropped the rifle i had just picked up and put my hands in the air, what else could i do, i couldn't exactly run. Three men appeared pointing rifles at me shouting what my imagination thought to be Russian. I got on my knees and kept my hands spread in the air and screamed "don’t shoot!". They approached me and threw me out of the container as if i were just a piece of meat. They begin shouting at me again, i tried to explain that I do not understand and That I speak English. After a few moments one of the men tapped the other and muttered something and the man nodded and walked away. The man returned shortly after with the man who opened the container who appeared to speak English. "Hi..." he nervously muttered. "Are you... You bitten?" "Bitten?" I said. "By those things?" He said. "What things?" I cautiously muttered. The man shook his head as if i were crazy and the two soldiers began to become impatient and then blackness... I woke up in a barricaded shop front with a pounding headache and dry blood on my forehead. It was only then i looked to my left and saw a pile of what looked like decomposing bodies, i have never seen such a disgusting sight, I immediately thought I had fallen into some sort of slaughter house for the sick. The man that spoke English came over and sat me down and explained a bizarre story about how an infectious disease had occurred in the land of Chernarus recently and was gobsmacked as to how I never heard of it. I then explained how i had come to be in the container and he said how it must’ve been a shipment container of food and arms aid. He then walked me around the town I called Berezino. Guiding me around and questioning me about myself.
I couldn’t believe this, zombies, that’s bizarre it must be some sort of crazy disease that’ll pass zombies it can’t be? By now it was night, the man who’s name I found out to be Cheznik. Cheznik directed me to a hotel which was now seemed to be the sleeping arrangements for everyone, sleeping bags and mattresses in the lobby. I obviously had to sleep on the floor in a corner, I could hear blood curdling screams in the distance that would abruptly stop, it turned my stomach. The next morning i awoke to screams and people running and gunshots. I was petrified what was happening?? A man was running by me i grabbed him and asked what was happening? He shouted in my face "infected!" and jerked himself off my grasp. I saw Cheznik in the distance directing people where to run. I ran to him. He then told me how I can no longer stay, that the camp is going to be overrun as a hoard had been attracted by the sound of a ship horn that had malfunctioned and would not turn off. He had a petrified look in his face. He told me to run inland as that was my best bet and handed me a map from his back pocket and a handgun from his waist belt. "Run Ryan!" He shouted and pushed me. As those things were collapsing fences around the gates.
I did as i was told, I am alone now... Where do i go? Where do i find food? What do I do? Alone...
As time passed, Shepherd grew tiresome of these 'military troops' dictating and terrorising the country and began to form a small militia to combat the local forces, day by day Chernarus will be a free country once more.