As this directly concerns me I will be responding to Shazzam's accusations first. I have banned once before for excessive OOC, and I learned my lesson. I understand that if it does not directly foster and tie into the roleplay, it should not be said over text (and...especially not through VOIP). The only OOC that could be considered rule breaking would be me talking about grilling people for the military background, I put this in because at the time it seemed that their character ICly was rather confused to the point of being unresponsive. I apologize if this is considered unnecessary, but it was pointed out to sympathize the person in question.
This was meant to be an asterisk (*) instead of a //. But as I saw he was wearing military gear, I checked to see if it had any nametapes, rank, or unit patches sewn on. Most everyone does this with their personal equipment for accountability purposes (making sure nobody takes your shit, since it all looks the same) and so that if you die in combat you can be recognized by more than a face, common access card, and dogtags.
If it had been all marked with the same name - the name he gave - I would have known he had military service. But if it was 'checkerboarded' and a hodgepodge collection of five different people's gear, then its safe to say he looted it. This is important because a character having a military background influences how I would approach and interact with them.
He was talking about his microphone/internet.
Now, for my POV:
I logged in and nobody else was on so I went to Vyshnoi/vysh-whatever looking for some RP. I met John Castelle and we discussed our lives and the things we had done. I alluded that I had been part of a group none as Svoboda, something I was hesitant to disclose, but since he told me about himself I thought it was only fair. Anyway we talked around a fire when some more people started trickling into town. Castelle suggested we take a trip to Gryshino, and then loot NWAF and I had nothing better to do, so we started gathering volunteers. Keep in mind we are Chernarussian nationalists - stealing from a Chernarussian military base, in our mind, is treason. A bit later a Russian man introduced himself, wearing military gear, and I thought perhaps he was Suhoputnye voyska Rossiyskoy Federatsii. This put me on guard. At this point G19 logged in and suggested we have a talk with the Russian and the rest of these foreigners for suggesting we steal from a CDF encampment. What sealed the deal was when Rick made a comment about being friends with the Horsemen - our biggest rivals and enemies. G19 and I stayed towards the back of the formation (ostensibly pulling 'rear security') as it moved towards Stary Sobor, formulating a plan with Groovy Tony RP for an initiation. We got there, G19 said "all you foreign dogpigs, put your hands up!" then myself and and Groovy Tony reiterated it and circled them. Rick immediately ran towards the fence and lied down. I screamed the initiation one more time but shots started going off and I believe we either traded or G19 killed him. That happened a second or two after Shazzam had been shot - but Rick had time to move from behind Shazzam to next to the fence to take cover.
As for me "ruining immersion,"
To be fair, I think this report is based on OOC salt rather than IC actions, and for that reason, I'd like to bring up an accusation of false report.