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  1. Rick

    Amnesty Grace

    Usually its pretty easy to tell so long as there is enough evidence whether a rule break was an accident anybody could have made, such as a firefight rdm, or something that was obviously intentional, such as warnings for a forum post or a NLR break. In the case of an accident, I would hope the GM team wouldn't remove somebody on a final for something like that, so long as it didn't become habitual. Sure, people can theoretically change play-styles, but when there are several large hostile groups on the sever, it can be difficult to avoid fights. I've never received a ban for an in-game infraction, however I easily could have on several occasions if I wasn't lucky the person I killed was involved in a situation; so could anybody who participates in firefights on a semi-regular basis. While a final warning is a final warning, I do think the situation of players given amnesty is / should be slightly different. Under normal circumstances, a final is given to a community member who has broken several rules in quick succession, and likely will continue unless a stricter stance is taken. With amnesty players, there wasn't a line of rule breaks leading up to the warning. Rather, it was given as a result of coming back from a perma-ban. While obviously there had to have been previous infractions for the perma-ban to have been given, it's been some time since for many coming back. It would be much fairer for those coming back to at least have some wiggle room for accidental infractions, rather than an instant removal for something any of us could mistakenly do.
  2. Salavdi was born the son of an oil worker in Southern Takistan. His family had been avowedly apolitical for as long as Salavdi could remember, however that did not shield them from the conflict that would arise between the Royalists and Socialist forces within his country. Amidst the western invasion, Salavdi's father would be killed in an attack on the country's oil refineries by royalist forces, with his mother and sister killed when a stray artillery shell from the NATO invasion struck his home near the front line of fighting. Though the conflict would end in 2013, Western forces would occupy the country, serving as a constant reminder what the war had cost him, and who perpetrated the murder. Though the British were able to route former Takistani military insurgents, several armed groups began to form, as dissent grew among non-royalist sects of the population over the Western occupation. One of Salavdi's friends introduced him to one of these groups, which preached salafism and the return of Muslim rule to the country. Though Salavdi himself was not particularly radical or religious, he sought revenge for his family, and felt a sense of community among the group which he had lacked for some time. Salavdi would sparingly participate in attacks, favoring books over the sword so to speak, however he did not shy away from killing Western forces, hoping they would get the message and leave. After the rise of ISIS and the world's attention put towards counter-terrorism operations once again, NATO forces in-country began to focus heavily on subduing the group, fearing its Islamist narrative. By mid-2017, nearly all of Salavdi's friends had been arrested, killed, or fled. Still wanting to be among the living, Salavdi left for Chenarus, fleeing to South Zagoria to be as far from any NATO pursuit as possible. Working as a day laborer until he figured out his next move, the outbreak occurred soon after his arrival. Without much left for Salavdi in Takistan, he saw no particular reason to return, placing his bets on lasting in Chenarus.
  3. Rick

    DayzRP = gone?

    Don't forget the ones that purposely got themselves perma'd after being fed up with how they were being treated. I think part of the issue is that the community has always had sort of an ego about it: There was always a sentiment that if people didn't want to conform exactly to how some in the community (staff) wanted, that they could just leave, and not many shed a tear if they got banned over minor infractions that added up. The community could afford to act that way when it had 3 servers full at peak time every day, but when the player volume dropped, the sentiment didn't evolve. When some of the most active players kept being banned over silly reasons, the community was really asking for stagnation. At this point, doubt that having a ban wipe would do much. Most people I know at least have either moved on, or probably wouldn't want to come back anyways. Even I'm just checking in out of curiosity, kind of hard to find motivation when all you're friends were banned and told they're not wanted. Think the community's seeing the result of that behavior, which doesn't help when compounded by DayZ not having aged well. Community's always bounded back before, and I was always one of the first to defend its longevity.... but I'm not sure about this one. Before, there was always something around the corner to look to. When mod was dying, it was standalone. When Standalone could become dry, there was always a major update that would peak people's interest again. When things became a little stale after updates, the community brought in a few decently popular streamers / youtubers to recruit more members. I've been out of the loop for a while now, but it doesn't seem like there's anything in the future that will bring back the numbers. Considering how long DayZ's been out, I doubt this new update will have the same effect as previous ones when the game was just released . The meme might have come true.
  4. Rick

    Return of SVR?

    I mean, somebody needs to keep all those military grade weapons safe...
  5. Rick

    Military Simulation RP Guide

    How dare you defend the OP....shame.....
  6. Desric was born in NH, USA. He had a typical childhood: had friends, went to school, studied somewhat. After 4 semesters at the University of New Hampshire, Desric decided he wanted to venture out into the world, and at least spend a little time away from the white mountains that was all he really knew. Having majored in international relations, he decided a logical choice would be to apply for a state department internship. This had two major downsides: it doesn't pay, and its about as competitive as internships get. Long story short, he made the cut, but barely. Desric quite literally got the last choice of any person requesting an oversees assignment. Chenarus wasn't beautiful, rich in culture, or historic. It was a backwards soviet satellite stuck an era behind everybody else, and had about as much excitement to it as a morgue. On the bright side, it was cheap.... After spending a few weeks learning the tricks of the trade (which for a state intern, meant getting coffee), he was actually sent on an assignment into South Zagoria. The ambassador had wanted a piece written on the cultural aftermath of the Chedaki "disappearance" Another long story involving airstrikes zombies and lots of hiding in a shed short, he's stuck here.
  7. Rick

    Let's talk

    These points were brought up many times, and ignored. Sure, posting dicks left and right doesn't exactly send a resounding message of change, but you have to analyze that as well. Why would so many previously respected community members, almost a third of which were ex staff, post things so extreme? After all, many of them banned people in the past for the exact same thing. People were so tired of the BS and being ignored, that they simply threw in the towel. Change not happening fast enough wasn't the issue; the issue was that there was not change at all. You say they can never help to change anything, yet if anything, them leaving had sparked one of the larger discussions I've seen. Nobody cared what they had to say when they complained through "mature" ways, so they took an alternative route. When pretty much the entire active staff team of years past says somethings wrong, there might be something wrong...
  8. Rick

    Let's talk

    I beg to differ. Your perception of the situation is rather black and white. Sure, they knew what their actions were, and expected to be banned. You fail to look beyond that, and examine the reasoning as to why they did what they did. Over 100 people don't ban themselves because everything is going great. They do it because of persistent issues. When you ignore a group of people's opinion, and frankly don't even bother to empathize with them, you're throwing them away. They were constantly told if they do not like how things are, then leave. I'm not sure how that's not throwing people away.
  9. Rick

    What has this come to?

    People need to lighten the fuck up. Something like that isn't flaming, insulting, mean, or obscene. Some might find it in poor taste, but taste is subjective! There are plenty of things posted here that are NSFW that aren't considered rule-breaking. Just because somebody doesn't find something funny, doesn't mean it needs warning points. Half the time I feel staff has divulged into policing personalities over actually having a standard for warning.
  10. Rick

    What has this come to?

    Considering how the current staff team has responded to situations and comported themselves, I seriously doubt that.
  11. Rick

    Farewell amigos.

    Take your lemonade with you
  12. Rick

    2016 Community Member of the Year nominations

    Nominee: @Whip Reason: Whip has put a ton of effort into the community over the year, especially with pushing and promoting side projectsEvidence: LiF success, Arma 3 servers, everything else he does
  13. Rick

    Where is the line?

    I don't really see anything changing. Its gotten to the point where you can't even joke with friends in public if it can be interpreted as harmful, even if nobody takes it in such a way. As a result, a lot of good RP'ers have left or been banned. But hey, as long as people have a safe space... It will probably take the servers being empty, like it did last time with allowing perma'd members back, for any real change on loosening the grip on censorship.
  14. Rick

    [2e CIE] French Foreign Legion [Recruitment:Open] [Active]

    French civil war soontm?
  15. Rick

    The Cartel v2 [NOW HIRING]

    Wow, so rude. I'm dissapointed