This may just be glanced over or hated for the things that are said. My problems first off are not with staff as I haven't had the chance to have interactions with them. My problems are within the server and my feedback is coming from a week of play (in total about 62 hours). Within that time I've met good people and bad people. I mean this in the sense of rp I'm not the best by any means. This the first real RP i've been apart of but that doesn't change how this should be viewed. First off the Dsquad lore attacks and clowns. While I don't know too much about it all I understand the value and the reason behind both. I personally love the fact of two hostile groups hell bent on killing everyone and making the place unsafe. I've even been captured by Dsquad within the week I played and loved it. The clowns I only had seen one and seen a horde follow soon after. I love the ideas behind both and the story behind them. I met most of the people I called friends on my first day. Having a lot of fun with them even if it seemed boring at the time I still enjoyed it. My most favorite interaction was watching Nine getting shot in the lung and Dr. Parsons doing what he can to help it and he did. Seeing it, the blood covering the ground, the acting, and even the mutant coming from the forest in the middle of it, it was great and I felt immersed. The whole interaction was by far the best I have witnessed in the server. Moving on we have The Farmers. A... Strange bunch but well made and well acted. Every member I met was great in not only acting but they also make you feel like there's something odd about the "shepard" at least for me it felt that way. Even in hostile rp they were fantastic. From how the took me and talked to me and even from the carving a cross into my characters chest to bringing me back with the warning they had given me. I've had great times in the server.. Then we run into a different problem and the main reason why I don't want to play on the server. PKM. I understand the need for hostile rp that's apparent and I clearly don't mind it given I've been handcuffed and lead places. Hostile rp is not my problem with PKM. This is where the backlash towards this thread is going to happen and I just know it. I've heard plenty of negative feedback from them and I've witnessed why there's such negativity. Now I hate to say this but I promise the reason why most newcomers to the server leave are because of them. I've heard it being the reason and its the same reason why I've started to give up. All in all I've had a great time that much is clear but the three times I've been near PKM it starts simple I somehow end up in handcuffs then at least the first two my firearms were broken and I'm left with melee. Annoying yes but I kept on going. The third I had just had enough seeing them and still being annoyed for the last time with the reason given "So they can't shoot us in the back when we leave." is BS and anyone here knows it. Logically when three heavily arms SOLDIERS hold you up and let you go you wouldn't try to fight back with a SKS and a Mosin (was what me and my friend had at the time) you'd take your things and walk cause its the smart thing to do and the most logical. The third I had just had enough and did what I could to get killed so I could just leave. So while the third is on me and I'll admit is it really when you see them be nice and still end up in cuffs while their reason fair cause of a clown mask they had found where I was staying and had no knowledge of its bad when you have had enough of said people and just want them to kill you so you can just leave. I want this known that two or one (may of been the same person just different character I'm not sure). I was okay with. The first is a man with two spiked clubs on his back and the other is the man that shot me the third time. You two we're great in all aspects and would like to see more of you guys around but alas the rest of the group is problematic and thus makes me just not want to play DayZRP any longer. You guys walk such a fine line on the rule but don't break them least in a way that can be caught it just leaves a sour taste for the server.
Small message to staff: You guys built this community and it thrives a friend that played this long before told me about this server and I don't regret joining I only regret that you don't see that PKM is killing the amount of new people staying on the server. You guys do a thankless job everyday and I'm not editing this post to bash you. I personally thank you for the work you put into the server. I can see it everywhere I turn even learning the map was custom made for this server amazed me and is why I respect it as much as I prefer Chernarus but thats cause I know it. Nyheim is astonishing map and I want to see the map progress in development but that can't happen without someone standing up and helping the newcomers stay. I'm not saying take action against people not breaking the rules. PKM is clearly an issue and all you have to do is ask around. I'm not the first to leave the server due to PKM and I won't be the last. I want this to be a server I play on but with that sour taste I'm being left with I write this in hopes one of you see it and understand that most newcomers from what I have heard leave cause of them and don't say anything. I want it to change and see this community grow. To see a full server full of people helping each other. That being said Nyheim might be too small for 100 constant people but would it not be something you'd like to see? As I said I'm not here to bash you I'm only expressing the problems I have seen.