A strong British accent cuts through the air
"Hello there! My name is Clive, Clive Hastings. Formerly of the Special Air Service. I've been travelling for quite some time, but truthfully told I've become bored. I'm seeking the next adventure, an opportunity to become the daring young man I once was once again. Seek me out at the soup kitchen, or contact me on my private frequency. I miss the violence, as bad as it sounds.
Who dares wins, chaps. See you soon.
But how else will my elderly character fulfil his dream of becoming a soundcloud rapper? We don't have face tattoos in-game yet damnit.
The Glock 19 is vanilla, the Glock 18 from a mod. But since the G18 is just a retexture of the G19 that fires in full auto, surely making the mod's mag compatible with both isn't impossible for our esteemed dev team.
IMO the current system is fine. You already receive a lot of guidance through the whole process, but the backstory section is an opportunity for you to let your creativity flow and show the kind of characters you're capable of creating and want to play. Giving a rigid guideline on that process hinders the imagination and doesn't give you the opportunity to showcase your abilities.
A British accent crackles across the airwaves through a battered radio handset:
"God forbid two sides of the story get told. If these chaps are as nasty as you claim, ma'am, then time and action will make that clear.
Good luck to you young man, and stay safe on the roads. It's nice to have a little return to norma-"
The voice fades out and cuts off, the radio handset seemingly deciding to give up.