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  1. As a decision has not yet been made regarding this ban I would like to say one final thing. I am very new to DayZ RP and did not quite realize just how seriously you take the running of this. I think you need to remember that this is a game we are talking about and it is pretty plain to see that my intention was not to set out to subvert the rules in any kind of a shady fashion. I am not some teenager who reads the rules and then thinks, "What the hell, they don't apply to me." I am a 41 year old gamer who has been roleplaying for over 25 years. This will be my final word on the matter. If you want to allow me back in, that would be good. If not, well, there are plenty of games out there.
  2. Okay but just to be clear, Olek is Norwegian but is a fluent English speaker. The issue was not his ability to string together sentences. The issue arose because he read my character's background and wanted something of the same caliber for himself. He simply does not have the same creative writing background that I do when it comes to writing. I find it a shame that we will be penalized for wanting to bring a high standard to your community. If you wanted to gauge Olek's standard of English and his imagination then fine, ask Olek to write a background for a second character. Blacklisting both of us seems rather overkill though. You are giving a jail sentence to someone for jaywalking. You have explained why you do not allow it and all you needed to do was to communicate with us first. A simple explanation to me would suffice and now I know never to assist a player in the future with a backstory unless they have a previous whitelisting. And to Olek, just ask him to write something so you can see his ability with English and his imagination.
  3. Did you actually read my appeal? No I am not saying that at all. I may have written the words and implemented the creative elements of his backstory but Olek made all the decisions regarding his character. He has done what your rules are aiming at. He is a great roleplayer, he simply is not a fiction author. I do not understand why you are so strict regarding this issue. I am not going to lie and say he has a disability but what if he were a person with Dyslexia who happens to be an amazing roleplayer. Would you say that they have no right to play your game because they do not have the ability to write their backstory, even though they have a full understanding of the DayZRP lore and how their character fits within it?
  4. Link to the source of punishment (report/post): Why the verdict is not fair: The person whose backstory I wrote was not some random player I did not know. He is a friend of mine and part of a gaming community that I have been a member of for a very long time. I have roleplayed numerous times with him across multiple games and I know him to be a skilled roleplayer like myself. Unlike myself, he is not a very skilled story writer. I did not write this story in its entirety. I spent an evening with him discussing what sort of character he wanted to play, what skills he wanted to have and how he wanted his character to fit into the game. I then wrote up the actual details but it was him who made all the decisions about his character- Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: I find it to be very discriminatory that you disqualify players for not possessing the skills of an author of fiction when the bulk purpose of your entire website is simply to flesh out the background details of characters in a computer game. What would you like to achieve with this appeal: I would like both mine and my friend Olek's account to be unblacklisted and would like our whitelist application to be looked at please. What could you have done better?: I do not believe that I could have done anything better as I fail to accept that I did anything wrong. My friend Olek jumped through all of your hoops. He read your rules, found your passphrase, answered your questions and then came to me only after he had reached the point of pulling his hair out trying to come up with a creative way to put the story of the character that he thought up onto paper. Would I have written the backstory for any random player who needed one to apply for a whitelist? No. Would I have written the backstory for a friend who could not be bothered to read the rules or make any of the decisions about their character? No!! This is not what I did. I assisted a friend who wanted help simply with the creativity of fleshing out their character. While I respect that you are trying to create a high level of roleplaying experience for your players, I am sorry but in this case I feel that you are using the letter of your rules to defeat the spirit of your rules. You have written the rule about assisting players with backstories because you want people to show that they have an understanding of the lore you have created in this game. Sadly, I think you will have lost many descent role players who could have greatly improved the quality of your game and who have a full understanding of the lore in your game simply because they are not comfortable with creative writing. The decision is of course yours but if it stands with me being blacklisted then I have to say how disappointed I am in what I had thought to be a rather mature and creative roleplaying community.
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    Crescent Bay [Open Frequency]

    *Stephen was sitting in an old barn staring at his old walkie talkie. He had been trying to reach people for days. He was hoping to find other people alive. He did not expect to recognize the voice on the radio.* "Lyaria? I don't know if you'll remember me. I walked into the GMTC camp at Komarovo Docks about a week ago. I said I was looking for people, for somewhere I might be able to belong, in return for scavenging for the camp. I left a bunch of food, ammo and a couple weapons and went back out to scavenge." *Stephen paused to take another swig of an old can of Sprite he found. Long since flat but still sweet nonetheless.* "Two days later I returned to the camp and found it deserted except from a couple wrecked tents. What happened? I know the Doc with the stutter had been complaining about almost being robbed on the road coming in during my first visit. Did the camp get raided or what? I hope all your people got out safely. Anyway, I headed back north scouting for more ammo and useful stuff. I am totally overloaded and would like to hook up to offload it if your group still has room for one more." *Stephen stops a second to decide if he should say what is in his head.* "If your group is still alive that is?"
  6. I wasn't aware of the barrels. Tents I was already knew about but they are hardly better than just leaving all your items in a pile under a sign post with, "Help Yourself!!" written on it. And yes, I would imagine that both tents and barrels are like gold dust in this game.
  7. Okay so the world of DayZ looks like an apocalyptic version of the real world but it doesn't play like one and I am not sure what to do. What I mean is that you have houses everywhere and in these houses there are wardrobes, cupboards, boxes and various other containers that are really only graphical garnish that makes it look like you are in the real world but which have no function whatsoever. This is a problem because I want to roleplay the life my character would have in this game but I am forced to keep all my worldly possesions on my person because there is no way to stash them anywhere. I have been looking through the wiki and trawling websites looking for an answer but there doesn't seem to be one. I am curious about what other players do because I find that besides looking for players to interact with in the game, there really is little other point in my character exploring because I cannot carry anything other than what I have on me. I had not played DayZ prior to joining this group and I have to say I am slightly shocked because the game has been out so long and I would have thought that the ability to set yourself up a base for your stuff would have been an essential part of the game and would have come out within the first or second update. Playing a loot filled game but not providing anywhere to put that loot kind of feels like playing a version of GTA where they forgot to add any cars to the game.
  8. Today I had my whitelist request accepted so I wanted to come on here to say hello and introduce myself. My name is Stephen. Most of my gamer friends either call me that or Lost or LostMan. I have been roleplaying for many years but I am very new to DayZ. I am a huge fan of the Zombie genre of games though so I look forward to meeting some of you in game. I joined your group because I was looking for an experience more akin to the TV show, The Walking Dead. I used to play another Zombie game called H1Z1 expecting to find what I was looking for but instead I found a community of "shoot first, rob your corpse later" players. I got sick of it until I found this. Time to see if it is what I am looking for. See you all in game.