@Davos @UwU Monke I had a great time with you guys I genuinely wish i was recording it all but can't believe you used up 3 vehicles to try and recover a bag of rockets and as for the fishing rod thing, i had it and figured that as an old man it would be the least I could do
I genuinely loved doing my charity group it was a very rewarding experience as far as RP was concerned but the unearned hostilities and constant attacks, constant total losses of essential gear/containers that we needed to do even the most basic of tasks which was to provide food and water to the masses ground down on our will to do anything or even log in most days but we did last about 5-6 months and I genuinely hoped to increase RP and decrease hostilities but i don't think my group had much of an effect other then giving the headroom for a few other non hostile groups to grow and expand
Well, I can lay out what made Green Mountain run out of steam and made us ultimately just leave the server for a while was essentially other groups and people being essentially way too focused on gaining gear from us the easiest way which was offline raiding and it happened almost daily even tho our policy was to simply let them take whatever it was they wanted and comply with reasonable demands. If anyone remembers my group was a charity group who didn't go around causing hostilities but we gathered things and gave them out free of charge no matter who it was or what they have done to us in the past, I will admit it was a humbling experience for many of us simply because we ultimately learned to just not get attached to any of our gear which I saw as a great boon however, others see anything we have especially any containers we used to hold food, water or equipment then we were sure to just lose it within a day up to a week at the soonest. Which brings up a few things one of which being that people pick the most hidden and remote places they think no one will go to just to hide their gear because if it is anywhere else it will simply be taken within a few days in an offline raid that leaves no roleplay and no way of discovering who it was. On top of this public rp bases that groups or players make usually become cesspools of hostel players looking to cause some trouble which leads to everyone else avoiding the area.
TLDR: Green Mountain disbanded due to daily offline raids being tiring, People are extremely gear focused. Having a container in your base is now essentially guaranteeing you will be offline raided. People hide their bases and containers to essentially try and to keep loot somewhere safer. Public RP places that people gather to attract a lot of trouble and ultimately pushes away people who want to rp.
My only experience with the N-word has been people saying it over and over in an antagonistic way to harass someone vs in a rp context and on top of this I'm not saying I can't understand this change or why it should happen but the honest truth is that we need to do away with extreme racism in rp particularly due to many people using it as an excuse or reason to just be able to say said words. Not saying that every use of these words in the server are for reasons outside a legitimate rp but I believe our community can grow to develop more quality rp and attract more people if we don't have these kinds of words in use
[DATA FILE] The Beginning Lucern Lux was born on June 30th, 1984, in Sardinia, Cagliari. He grew up with a strict father and the person he told himself he will never follow. And his mother who taught him everything about different cultures, languages and how she was a well-known negotiator. Barely knowing his father since he was working at all times. He grew attached to his mother. Took care of her and did everything to survive. Before the fall, he became fascinated with lingual languages and has always been interested in traveling the world. His mother would tell him about the places she visited while his father was on leave. Visiting different military compounds, watching others speak in a foreign tongue. This did spark an interest. As he wanted to make her proud he started to study as much as he could to achieve his own dreams. But as time went by his mother health faded. Falling into sickness, she passed on. Leaving his side. Lucern sunk himself into earning a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree. Moving from the small island he called home in Cagliari, to Rome. Leaving all connection of a family and remnant remains of his absent father from a far distance. But that's another story never to be told. As time went by... As time went by completing his studies. He applied for the position as a negotiator. He also developed an interest in the trading market, just as a side project. Writing out his adventures and taking notes of every detail. Before the disaster of humanity struck. It took him a long time to achieve his goal. He always remembers phrases spoken to him. His peers always told him to quit. That he didn't have it in him. The physical exams left marks all over his body. They are a constant reminder of the harsh times. But as stubborn as always he kept moving forward. His job title would change consistent until the last day. [DATA ENTRY: Job Description] Hostage Negotiator; When a potential crime scene involves hostages, law enforcement officials typically call trained negotiators to communicate with the captors. The duties of these negotiators include defusing the tension of the situation, communicating with captors in a way that is neither judgmental nor threatening, bargaining with them for the release of the hostages and/or buying time for more resources to arrive on the scene if reinforcements are needed. Negotiators, who typically work in teams, also work to safely remove the hostage taker from the situation. (Last written entry) The Downfall of Humanity The rumor that the world would end has always been around. Some called them paranoid. I have been hearing rumors that the dead live again. Could it be? I arrived at Chernarus to assist with civilian negotiations. Why did I volunteer for this? Maybe it's to see another sight. To learn from others. But I fear this might not be my best move. Its been a few hours since it all began. I have hidden with some of the civilians I was meant to subdue with my negotiation skills. As the days progressed I learned quickly what it meant to survive in this world. What I took for granted in the past. Now I face this future ahead. I learned how to survive. I don't see status or culture, matter at this moment. All I see is humans trying to survive the monsters that await for us in the outside world. Now that rations have gone. Now it's time, we move our separate ways and fight on ahead. This will be the last time I write. Maybe as time progresses someone will pick this up and read it. I leave this as a reminder. "There is a whole world out there, then just ourselves." signing off, Lucern (Disclaimer - This is just a base story for Lucern, the stories unfold if we meet in game and as time progresses. Best of luck in your own endeavors.)
Billy Bob was born in the Appalachia region of Virginia. Till the youthful age of 18, he lived and hunted in the mountains, almost entirely self-sufficient with his parents and three siblings. Once, he turned 18 he got drafted into the military for the Vietnam war and served 10 years. Bob tolerated his position in the military, cleaning latrines. After he got out he went back to his home and started living back on his land. Paranoia started happening as he grew more distrustful of his surroundings going into bouts of insanity believing that people were out in the woods out to get him. His brothers decided to give him a surprise gift, an all paid hunting trip. His oldest brother had moved years prior to Chernarus with his wife. They told him about the adventures out there. How the cabins were isolated. Bob loves the mountains. So this was a new chance to change his scenery. He accepted the gift. Traveled to Chernarus. And lived with his brother and wife for a few months..
While he was asleep, someone tried breaking into the guest house. The paranoia kept creeping into his mind. The voices got louder and louder. Pulling his shotgun, we went to go look. Saw a shadowed figure. Without hesitation fired his weapon, shouting "you scum" As he turned on the lights. Hearing the gasps, watching the , mangled corpse in the corner. There his brother laid breathing his last breath. He killed him. His wife ran in the room screaming. The screams started hurting his head. He needed to silence it. Another shot fired.. Opening his eyes, looking at the bloodshed. He called the police. Telling them an intruder killed his brother and wife... The police investigated and ruled it as the insane ramblings of an old man. Bob went through therapy and several mental asylums, and no treatment worked.
The good Dr. ██████, had heard about this case. In order to discover, experimentation is a must. Dr.██████ requested bob to be transferred to Zofiówka Sanatorium.
no need to be rude man, just pulling up some obvious balancing issues. less doors = less trouble to raid meaning a significant increase in raiding happening everywhere. you decrease the hacksaws or increase the time or make it so nomadic groups can actually be able to hold onto some of their gear it will be a bit more balanced for people and groups who aren't pvp oriented. if these changes came out while I still ran Green Mountain I would be forced to essentially quit all together because my place had a courtyard for people to come and rp at but had walls so I could regulate the flow of traffic so we don't just have a hostile group piling in holding us up for whatever asinine reason they could come up with. As far as I can see this change heavily favors the pvp oriented groups who run around just looking for anything to break into and an excess of hacksaws and boredom has the potential to just have a group running around stealing every storage container and just tossing them into the woods and smaller or newer groups will be left with nothing and eventually grow tired and leave
When I ran Green Mountain Stashes were the only thing keeping us equipped with the basics needed to be able to survive when we were under constant raids. Might you be able to up the time for stashes from 24 to 48 again?
On top of this can we at least decrease the hacksaw population and/or increase the time it takes to cut a lock off?
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to archive today. We have had a great run and we have saved and helped many people, had many great roleplay experiences but the time has come for this chapter to come to an end. I will preemptively answer a few questions that I'm sure will pop up such as
Why are we archiving? "I and other leaders have come to a realization that we have been too busy with other things to be able to focus on providing good roleplay"
Does this mean Green Mountain Charity is gone for good? "No. I plan on unarchiving one day eventually when I get more free time and feel like the environment is prime for our return"
Does this mean Hunter is going to stop being nice? "Absolutely not I will continue to act the same as I did before to help everyone I can however I can"
Will you guys come back if I do ______ "No, we wont return until we feel like upholding the responsibility of an official group again"
With that being said I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
Green Mountain got offline raided daily. For the entirety of 4 months whether we had everything or nothing. and keep in mind we are a group that would give literally anything we had for free no problem. We learned tricks and even had to get creative with hiding our loot such as burying it in stashes and logging off with it. When Roland made the despawn changes for stashes from 48 to 24 hours it completely ruined any chance of holding our basic materials to help rebuild.
Now I do see a lot of excuses going "well in a real apocalypse bandits would wait till the people were gone or asleep" and while this is a very true and valid excuse this isn't a real apocalypse it is a game and to further invalidate your claims "In a real apocalypse rape and murder would be more widespread" but yet we have rules baring and regulating both of those things rape is completely banned as of 3.7 and the whole section 4 on hostilities regulates murders so logically why couldn't we have a process or regulations to how offline raids are orchestrated. When an offline raid happens it leaves zero rp for the people who are raided. No way for revenge, loss of most if not everything and complete dissatisfaction. Now if I were to propose a rule addition to potentially fix this then I would mandate that a short time after the raid is complete and in the event that the place was without any owners in the area that they should use the radio chat in the forms to radio to the base owners about their reasons why they raided you IE:
We had more RP with these offline raiders then we did with literally anyone else who admitted to offline raiding us and it was a much more satisfying outcome even tho we didn't do anything to them about it.