"That's weird how people say that Bethesda should be praised for keeping the series alive. It's like somebody dug the corpse of your dead grandmother and turned it into a walking corpse. Yes, she kind of looks like her. Kind of. But the soul is gone. You still fondly remember her bedstories and pastry and you really miss them, but you understand that this cadaver is not her. You try to tell the person who did this to put an end to this abomination, but then some kids start arguing with you that this creature is much better than your grandma because it tells awesome dirty stories and can do a back flip."
It's not how we do things, he is smart enough to know this will play into their hands of him being a fascist. I know a fair amount of military folks who are diehard supporters who think this is a bad idea.
The US doesn't put on big military parades because we don't feel the need to wave our dick around.
I do not have any problems with anyone in the community. Many people know though that I will speak my mind and most of the time what I say is the harsh truth. With that being said, I am going to take a leave of absence due to another faulty choice by someone in administration. The shitty thing about this place is it tends to force people who actually care out and that is not far from the truth in this situation. What I have to say I believe needs to be said and I know for a fact many others agree with me as I have talked to others and they have felt the same way I do.
I've noticed that a trend is to promote or put people in staff that are completely incompetent and those that are actually good staff members are usually thrown out, sometimes for petty reasons. Sometimes they leave because they see how it works on the inside and would rather not deal with how shitty it is.
Other times people who actually care about the community or want to help it grow are glanced over for someone else because they are popular or they are good friends with someone a bit high up. To say that popularity doesn't play a role in who gets in would be an outright lie. It has been stated multiple times by multiple people. One being Plank, an ex-GM and a good staff team member who quit because of the bullshittery and bickering done behind closed doors.
With that being said, I am not completely taking a crap on staff. I think that the staff team are decent people but some of them I don't think belong in staff because they aren't leaders and instead are armchair generals.
You can be a good person but be a terrible leader or manager. I don't care what you unanimously vote to behind the curtains. Anyone can be a yes man or give an answer to a decision, but it takes a real leader to unite the community like the previous staff team had done during mod and throughout 2015 and some of 2016. I'll be lurking, maybe writing lore for different groups I have planned until this game stops being a shitty mess or if there is a change around here but I doubt that will happen anytime soon.
I just want to make it known how amazing the DayZ devs can. They didn't have to, but they took the time to honor a DayZ streamer who passed away. They honored her by placing a bench and a cross on the map where she last logged out and I think that is something amazing. You can read about it in the latest status report.
I've been highly critical of the DayZ devs before but I will say that I believe they are trying to deliver the best and most fun experience they can and their actions with this gesture speaks volumes.
I know I was selected for my experience with military related subjects and was put into an officer position to help lead the U.N. group and that is why this is difficult for me to say but I will not leave people waiting for me. I personally have no interest in DayZ or DayZRP anymore. The community has gone down hill since January and I have no interest in participating here anymore. People will probably be irritated with me but I will not force myself to role-play as I will not enjoy it and in return I will end up giving mediocre RP. I am sorry Matt and everyone else, it was difficult for me to come to this decision and to make this announcement. Perhaps if there is a major change in the environment around here I will return, until then I am just going to be a lurker.
I'm sorry you feel that way man, I didn't intend to put a lot of pressure on you by making you the captain, but you're right the main reason you should be here is because you are having fun not because you feel obligated. You were one of the first people to support me in my role as leader of the UN and if you ever change your mind you always have a place with me. See you around!
Some new things have been released recently on the development, seeing as there isn't much I can write about them, I will just post them here. First, here is some progress on the forest and changes they are making to them, I also believe there will be ambient sounds being added into .62. Here is the forest changes.
There is more information on what will be done with the .62 update here.
@Zilly1337 I wouldn't count on the hood option, supposedly they would have to recreate the entire head model in order for a hood to work and they said they don't wish to do that. Perhaps when the game is finished the modding community will deliver in that market. I want hoods as well but I think that's something we will have to make on our own.