I don’t have to see to even imagine it. I remember when those guys made the base on the one island and just plopped down random buildings that made absolutely fuck all sense being there. Apartment buildings and other ridiculous things on an island that only had like two log cabins. If we are going to do custom bases can we at least use the mod template where it has to be realistic? The bases in mod looked like survivor bases. Not even a government entity could build these new types of structures.
I have the suggestion of making farming a more valuable way of acquiring food. I say we revert the loot tables to .58 levels and make farming a requirement to survive. Instead of finding food you now have to farm, hunt, or fish. I think this will open up new ways of rping. Bandits could force farms to give them tribute. Farms could also sell their food for other goods. It’s been three years already, the canned goods should be gone anyways!
Yeah I can see that being frustrating, especially if they start doing it at every well, but if this were done in say Kab, I wouldn’t have an issue with it as there are three other wells in a 1 kilometer radius or so. Still, some people taxing for water rights or holding up people for avoiding their well would be pretty sweet.
The cat ears are just a symptom of a bigger problem. I haven’t even been around for a bit but the videos I am watching that are of recent roleplay and also the memes I have seen disappoint me greatly. I mean pornos and fan fictions are funny but not what I want in my roleplay. I expect this type of stuff on non-whitelisted servers. It seems that the place has slowly gone from serious RP to Altis Life levels. It’s not something I have ever wanted to see personally and disappoints me. I don’t exactly look forward to returning if this is what I have to expect.
Just to add on my comment, I would recommend some people to watch “The Book of Eli” and pay attention to the raiders and other baddies in the movie. That is something I think a lot of people want to see when they come to DayZRP. Checkpoints and highway robbery is a cornerstone of bandit RP but can get old, the other things in the movie are pretty awesome and I would love to see more of what’s in that movie in RP.
I can understand being upset, but at the end of the day there really isn’t a reason to be, we are all here just to have fun.The group thread looks nice and pays homage to the previous one. I decided to bring back a group called aegis at one point which Gary Cash was a part of.
It didn’t pan out the way I wanted but Gary ended up being inspired by it and eventually made a group with the same goals just under a different name, in some aspects it was the same in name. Gary has went on to make that group very successful and it has affected a lot of people’s RP in a positive way.
I see complaining when there should be people adapting to this situation and putting some thought into why it was done. Out of all the bandit groups I’ve seen over the years I have NEVER met one that did one simple thing that would provide some great RP. Claiming water sources and putting up security around them. You could literally block resources and FORCE people to pay you for water rights. This is an excellent avenue of roleplay that no one has done. Take some inspiration from this. Adapt and overcome.
My solution would be to remove ALL craftable storage that allows you to store anything. One example that would be excluded would be wood log storage as it stores logs.
After removing all craftable storage increase the spawns of oil barrels, tents, and the modded storage items such as the lockers.
For part 2 of your discussion I totally agree and actually made a post recently about it. It received overall negative feedback. Personally I feel like people just want everything handed to them, they don’t want to have to search for an ultra rare tool to be able to break into a base. They just want to be able to break it down in five minutes with a simple hand tool and be done with it.
The bandits are the gear hoarders? Come on, that’s kind of laughable. Don’t get me wrong there’s a lot wrong with hostile RP. But at least don’t blame them for something they hardly ever do. In my experience the campfire rpers that just sit in their bases are the hoarders. Stacking up thousands upon thousands of rounds of 5.56 and filling their tents full of rifles. The bandits just usually carry what they need on them and then rob if they don’t have what they need.
@Combine I agree with your solution. I would go on to say that any government group should be a lore group. They should have special kits that are activated in the item store that spawns in an outfit + weapon for them. It could be activated once a day perhaps. Only allow people that are trustworthy and vetted community members in those groups. Otherwise there is absolutely no reason for said groups to exist.
@StagsviewRB yeah you have tools. But you came back rather recently did you not? For a long time it was just Major and he had to jump through hoops and beg just to be approved for a global message for a server event THEN he had to find a GM that was active or online, most of the time they were too busy to be bothered with that sort of “minor” thing. You were also an admin for quite a long time which gives reason as to why you would be granted tools. I believe you are trustworthy and deserve your tools, but I also believe other LMs fall under the same category. Major did a lot in terms of lore stuff, and he just wanted to write lore and do fun events but half of that he wasn’t allowed to do or there was so much bureaucratic bull crap it wasn’t worth it.
In the end it all boils down to trust. If you can’t trust them with admin tools why trust them with a staff position? I understand wanting to limit abuse and corruption. Choose members you can trust and put them in the position. If they abuse their tools punish them based on the severity. If they’re spawning in gear for their friends removal of their staff rank and possibly from the community and leave it at that.
Something pointed out by another LM however still holds a good point. No one cares unless they physically see change. You can write all you want but unless people start seeing overgrown areas, abandoned infrastructure, and military presence no one cares. For example. The lore says the CDF has the power to bomb whoever the fuck they want and the resources to assassinate prominent group leaders but no one cares because they don’t see helicopters or tanks. Just like drugs, for the most part no one cares unless they see a physical item in game to represent it.
No one appreciates the lore except the hardcore people who, lets be honest, are a minority.
I think she just is saying that people should stop re-opening groups that have been brought back 6 times. The typical cycle use to be open a unique group, the life cycle use to last 6-8 months, it would close and a new one would open up with a completely different theme.
That’s exactly why I didn’t play it when I had a computer. I can’t be bothered to play a completely different map on a sep hive if there is no difference between it and chernarus. Sure the map layout is different but because of this being an RP server it serves no point in playing it if I’m just going to run into the same Nationalists slavs.
This is why I said make deer isle the actual way the author meant it as and not some territory of CommieFuckistan. If it was actually set in the US we could have had way different groups, instead we got the same recycled stuff
If we are going to do a time jump I hope we are considering doing some heavy changes to the map itself, overgrown areas, abandoned bases, etc Stags has a cool idea with the whole 50 year thing. That would be fun to see. Livonia is the best option for this as everything on that map is already overgrown and abandoned looking.
I wasn’t really targeting anyone or any group in particular just making a statement. I personally don’t even know anyone in that group and had no idea the people in the thread were in said group until you brought it up. The thread was posted so the community could give their opinion, as a member of the community I gave mine. I could have perhaps used better language such as “adapt to your situation”. I see some in the thread are saying to keep your opinion to yourself, if that’s the case what is the purpose in the thread? Even with that being said do we want opinions or not? Bottom line is don’t take everything so personally, it’s a community centered around an online video game.