Matthew "Jim" Cade POV: I was one of the hostages for the event in question.
Taken hostage by the mentioned people, it was group hostage RP, everyone complied and they were interested in rooting out any 503 residing etc I had an accent on at the time so I wasn't under any suspiscion. After tying some up, myself included there was some RP etc. One member of the hostages had a 503 armband which was discovered and that lead to them trying to use him to request ammo/nades in exchange for him/other hostages(?) The firefight continued despite this brief conversation. Eventually letting us up after some questioning to the Kings Ridge guards(?) and some IC stuff. We were eventually allow to stand, wiggle out of our binds and told to go grab whatever was left of our equipment, I was released last and saw others picking up their guns, thought I'd heard we could but wasn't sure so I assumed it to be okay so I stowed my shotty and smg without loading them and kept my hand/hands up. A nade was thrown in to the compound after another one of the attacking forces was sniped so 2-3 died and there was some panic, myself and the other hostages ended up in the stairwell of the hospital I had recovered a batter and radio unnoticed so began to double mic, giving some info away as sneakilly as I could given the situation. The accused eventually started to countdown, screaming about killing all the hostages, starting with the KR people, myself and the others some tried to fight back.
Thank you for coming to my RepTalk.
Voted yes, where I personally still play both boards I struggle to find the drive to join S1 with its dwindling playerbase waining recently with the majority of the remaining community moving to Livonia.
Benching the great Island of Chernarus for the time being to introduce a smaller and free map made by a fellow community member (Good job @Kerkkoh) could be what we need. I'm sure something can be worked with the standing lore for the time being as a stop gap.
Change is good, stories can be re-written here so there's no real need to stress about this going on. Chernarus has been dying for years, we actuallty have choices now and things can actually be fresh for a time again.
Still looking forward to that lore wipe.
Matthew Cade POV:
I was requested to go to the location in question to assist my fellow groupies. No idea who dropped the initiation on our end but it was double mic’d, shortly after another vehicle showed up and there was still a great deal of gunfire so I ran around like a headless chicken, saw someone I didn’t recognise and got headshot.
I then logged off for the night.
And so ends the POV of Matthew Cade, catcher of bullets.