That was genuinely a coincidence. @Masonn spoke about initiating to the black woman up close, and the guy drew nearer to use (as in seen in the video), I just decided to pop along and drop the initiation after giving him a stare and apparently @Masonn had the exact same idea to do it right away, I just didn't want to delay it any further.
Hello, I was the other person (in red), who initiated on you. We tried to talk this out in DM's, that didn't go so well.
Anyways, we meet the OP and a few others shortly after the server came back up, them being trapped in a house with infected. @Masonn and I clear the infected and begin talking with the people we met, eventually pitching the idea to them about attacking the Potius Cras, among other things. For a few minutes we talk and jog, me scouting ahead and whispering, the video synchronizing up to that point and explaining the rest - the initiation being dropped due to @Masonn having his suspicions, and @Masonn accusing the OP's character of being part of the Potius Cras (like he did previously), to which I simply went searching for any hidden armbands or proof of him being Potius Cras, finding none. The video shows how @Masonn spoke to the OP and made the various accusations/demands, the lack of trust being quite obvious. After that, @Masonn decides to end it off in a stylish fashion and KO the dude (of course, with the proper permissions.) I was then told we're going to run off, so that was that.
A few things to note below.
I'm not sure what your issue is with the "hands up or die" initiation is, it's valid - providing an adequate demand + consequence for not following that demand.
The black lady wasn't our 'friend,' just one of the people we met to help us raid and who followed along in the robbery. I gave them only a plate carrier from the entire set you had, the rest being scattered among the floor other than the items that provided a threat to those who initiated on you.
I was there last night, didn’t really do much but try to boost into the base. I was given multiple warnings at first, eventually backing down as the situation evolved to be very provocative and baity (you can see me in the video pause when I said something very bait-like without thinking, not my intention at all), which made me back down and leave so it wouldn't turn into the situation seen here. I had an opportunity to just hop in right in front of the guy, but I didn’t
Later, somebody found another way inside while the one person we saw inside and talking couldn’t see us, other people in my dynamic distracting him. I manage to make it inside with two others, when we’re suddenly spotted and initiated on. I comply at first and then realize there’s other people shooting into the compound, to which I see an opportunity to potentially escape. I’m given orders to drop down by my captor, where I end up not complying, hoping the guy behind me joins in. I get cornered by two guys, fighting them off and eventually die from a sniper round. I didn’t have any intentions of baiting an initiation and would've done it myself once in a proper position inside the compound, which I lacked, if anything, I tried to avoid the other group initiating on me so I could see where everything would go, it's just a shame the guy saw me in such a vulnerable position.
Link to the source of punishment (report/post):
Why the verdict is not fair: After discussing it further with those involved in the situation (on my side), I've come to the conclusion that I should appeal the points due to the nature of the events. During the encounter, and near the time after my disconnect, the 'slaves' weren't exactly 'slaves.' To the best of my side's memory, the 'slaves' were relaxing around, in our comms at one point, and weren't exactly being held there against their will, even being given permissions to log/leave 2 minutes after I logged off myself. I do hope a second look is taken at this situation to see where it goes, I just don't want to have these points hanging down on me for something that wasn't too large of an issue in the first place.
Additional statements/comments explaining your point of view: It was late at night, I was tired, I just wanted to leave the situation that was pretty stagnant. I'm also fairly certain (once again, due to the age of the situation) that some facts might be slightly off due to evidence I don't personally remember or have access to. It's also the first time I've been banned for something that's been considered 'combat logging.' I also don't believe anything else in the situation was severely impacted by me disconnecting to go sleep.
What would you like to achieve with this appeal: Simply the removal of my 10 warning points.
What could you have done better?: I could have potentially made attempts to be more patient to avoid the entire thing, despite the circumstances of the situation, and wait out the timer or ask for permissions to log to all parties involved just in case.
I can expand more on this at a later date and check for video footage (if I have any, considering my game crash might have cancelled my recording status.) Not on PC right now. To sum it up, I roll dynamically with the rest of the Bridgewater boys and we initiate on the entire compound with some hostages initially complying (reinitiating after many of us crash as well.) Multiple hostiles die and eventually a third party shows up, who we assumed was the backup of the people my boys and I were raiding after the final enemy starts shouting he has backup. I loop around the compound with my last remaining ally as many go unresponsive, to then spot you, and from my perspective, a hostage who isn’t complying with demands that were given to them. Mostly what drove me to kill you was the ensuing firefight and the fact you had a loaded weapon present on you. Maybe I would’ve reacted differently if there was no weapon on you, or if it was much later in the firefight, but I saw that as a direct threat to my ally and I as people were rather close (to my knowledge, at least.) I had no interest in using rules to kill somebody for no reason, I just saw you as a potential threat.
I would be happy to talk this out through discord if you so wish, as I find it much more efficient.