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  3. Karate_Rach

    Main Garage - Loitering

    Hi Tafft, As you are aware we have moved the location of the main garage and plan to continue to move the locations to keep the city active and moving rather the hanging out in the garage locations. If you have any questions, I am sure you will anyway but please feel free to hit me up in the discord. Karate_Rach
  4. Karate_Rach

    ban appeal

    Hi Matthew, I believe this has been resolved for you. Karate_Rach
  5. Karate_Rach

    Loss of weapons

    Hi Pureee, I am currently investigating this however please note, bugs of this nature are very hard to replicate and the evidence supplied is usually not enough to see without a doubt exactly what has happened. Karate_Rach
  6. Karate_Rach

    Loss of 800 Pistol Ammunition and 20k

    Hi Krimson, We do have an issue where apartment inventories do not sync and this is currently being investigated by the development team. Unfortunately we are unable to replicate your specific issue and the evidence supplied is not enough to see without a doubt exactly what has happened. If you have any additional information or questions please feel free to message me on discord (Karate_Rach#5228). Karate_Rach
  7. Karate_Rach

    Butcher Security deposit Issue

    Hi Krimson, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you, I have raised this issue with the development team for investigation and resolution. Karate_Rach
  8. Karate_Rach

    C63 AMG CAR UPGRADE BUG

    Hi Thalej, We have a known issue that if a vehicle only show Level 1 upgrades for engine/suspension/transmission on LS customs, it means the upgrades are incompatible and will not stick. This is something that is an ongoing investigation with the development team but no fix has been found to date. Thanks for raising this as mentioned we will continue to investigate this. Karate_Rach
  9. Karate_Rach

    Bati 801 RR Bugged out speed

    Hi Rele, Apologises for the delay in getting back to you. This issue has been raised with the development team for investigation and a resolution is being worked on. Karate_Rach
  10. Karate_Rach

    ATMs randomly not working

    Hi ezaand, Thanks for letting us know. This issue has been raised with the development team for investigation. Karate_Rach
  11. Karate_Rach

    Ferrari 488 gts

    Hi Keith, Apologises for the delay in getting back to you. This issue has been raised with the development team for investigation and a resolution is being worked on. Karate_Rach
  12. Karate_Rach

    Bug Report For Ferrari 488 GTS

    Hi Matt, Apologises for the delay in getting back to you. This issue has been raised with the development team for investigation. Karate_Rach
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  14. ezaand

    ATMs randomly not working

    Discord Username and Steam Profile Link : ezaand#7821 https://steamcommunity.com/id/Ezaand/ Time and Date the bug occurred: Happens at randoms times where I can no longer access any ATM to get money out, happens to other people too. Description of bug: I can no longer access any ATM in the city to take money out, I dont know of a cause to this problem as its random. Sometimes I can be in the city for hours and it not happen and other times I can be in the city for 30 minutes and I cant access any ATMs and the only fix I know is to leave the city and rejoin. How can the Dev Team replicate this issue? Honestly dont know how it happens. just happens randomly
  15. Karate_Rach

    Send GPS

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  16. Psylk

    The "Main" Problem.

    I have suggested that the "tow truck garage" map be added, and the "repair shop" be placed within that building, i guess there are some issues with the map portion of this, but it would both alleviate the confined space issue, as well as add RP for things such as...dood, you ROLLED your car, i cannot fix this here. day or two to fix the car a la body shop (that's not instant shit) they can call and see where their car is in the process and so on...would just be a really cool addition IMO! As far as the plugin/RP idea thing, only thing *I* was getting at was it would give a couple or few to several people some group activities to do, like fishing with a buddy, boating with a couple of friends. That's all i was getting at. and yes 100% agree RP scenarios being completely endless, those additions would merely be a catalyst for SOME ideas...BBQ on Saturday night with your friends...that sort of thing... Overall it seems were all pretty much on the same page...now all we have to do is implement some things... 🙂
  17. Karate_Rach

    The "Main" Problem.

    First and foremost, thanks for your feedback and points for discussion. Without this we are not able to improve and create a better role-play environment for everyone. In regards to the new garages being a reactive decision, you’re very right in this. After a range of feedback and observations we have been trying to push people to engage in role-play scenarios outside of "Main" where the 'VR Chat' style of RP has been going on for a while now and seems to have become the norm. We previously tried implementing the no loitering zone which we then took out due to a range of feedback we received and things we observed. There is no problem with people meeting up at main as a temporary location but when it comes to people standing around there for hours with minimal role-play (standing on cars, the repetitive burning of cars or shots fired where no one wants to role-play out the police interactions or injuries sustained) it creates a blackhole of low quality role-play and a lack of player interactions out in the city and hence a range of boredom. As admin we always try to consider feedback and observations to implement the best systems, these implementations are not made hastily or without a lot of consideration whether this is always evident or not. We try to create an atmosphere to promote role-play and fun interactions with people but we don't always get it right and a lot of changes are trial and error to see what works and what doesn't. There will always be bugs and we endeavour to remedy these as soon as possible. But unless these are record on the forums they can easily be lost. Would adding new features, such as mentioned in the above posts, be more rewarding? Of course, and we’re aiming at implementing these. However, development takes time as well as trying to optimise the plugins we currently have. This is a balancing act. Spudsy has only recently joined the team and to put it, frankly, is working his ass off to make these changes for the community but unfortunately he can’t Thanos snap them into existence as much as we would all like. Especially as we are wanting to create content that is enjoyable and bug free. Rest assured, it is happening though. We’ve also updated the discord #active-development channel to include changes made to Trello so you can see what we’re currently working on. That being said, we’d also like to address a few of the points made in this conversation. More police equals a less safe city - Agreed at the moment as soon as the required amount of police are on people have been observed stopping what they are doing and heading out for robberies. With little to no planning. If people were to agree with the below meta for robbing people then we could look at removing the need to have a rule for the amount of police on which could mean we could also get rid of the count of police in the Z menu which would avoid using this screen for meta. As it stands, that is not a thing. Robberies – Robbing characters, should be a byproduct of already existing conflict between two or more groups/individuals. Going around and robbing people for the sake of it or because you’re bored is rather lackluster RP. It doesn’t create an enjoyable experience for people on the server, especially new people this is why some of the rules that we currently have are in place to protect new players from being robbed until the city has a police force online. The odd robbery here and there isn’t bad if anything, it’s probably a good thing as it creates conflict which is great for RP but again, to be doing it on a regular basis is not great Roleplay. There is however roleplay in planning a robbery, coordinating with peers, buying guns, meeting at someone's apartment to talk through the robbery this just doesn’t happen currently. We’re looking at creating a new script for bank robberies so not too much point in covering this subject in depth. Balancing bank robberies is a fine art, but it is being looked at. Store Robberies – Stores had a bug in regard to the calculation of how the payout was happening. That has since been fixed and it’s now based on a percentage of how much is in the cash register. Realistically stores would always have funds sitting in their till to facilitate their daily business. Maybe a mandatory cap on how much money needs to be sitting in a store would help increase the amount of money that could be robbed. Multiple people have raised the issue or robbing a store only to walk away with very little because the store had nothing or next to nothing sitting in the till. New players getting targeted - This is really a community issue, the main reason we had a min. cop limit for robberies was due to the amount of feedback we got from new players who do a chicken run and get robbed because they are an easy target. We are always open to ideas on how to improve this but realistically if the server takes on new people helps them with their RP and interactions we might get some good quality RPer’s to add to the community. Jail Times - Public Laws have only recently become a thing and once again we are always open to feedback and ideas and these can always be reviewed if they are not working. We are working on some more ideas for prisoners to do in prison however one idea might be implementing lower jail times and having higher jail times for repeat offenders which would help combat some of the repetitive criminal actions. Obviously, this would need to be thought out a lot more but it's just one idea that could be explored. EMS / Police Interactions - Also agreed there is a great deal of RP that can be had taking a cop or EMS hostage. This rule was originally put in place when we had a low number of cops on and a faze of cops or EMS getting taken every night for no real reason. This could be something we have a look at as long as it’s not abused and police / ems aren't getting kidnapped every hour. Kidnapping a police officer, ems or judge IS A BIG DEAL. There should be very solid reasons for doing something like this that again is well thought out and planned. There would also need to be rules around this when they are involved in an active RP scenario. Lack of things to do in the server - This is a roleplaying scenario and the choices for roleplay are endless. You don’t always need a plugin to accomplish a great roleplay experience. Yes there is a lot of plugins we can add in which we are exploring and there is some bugs we need to fix which we are trying to work through as fast as possible this is a balancing act however there are things currently on the server that you can do, boxing fights, parachuting/skydiving, organising a hike, hunting with friends, going for a picnic, hang-gliding, racing, Jet skiing, pet party, beach parties an event on the yacht the choices are endless! At the end of the day, we’re here to make a framework that everyone can roleplay in. Balancing the meta of the server is not an easy thing to do at all. Which is why feedback like this is very important. Without community engagement, we’d be nothing. So, if you do have concerns please make sure you do raise them but just make sure it’s constructive. We’re all humans behind the computer at the end of the day and we are trying to do our best, regardless of your thoughts around this. We also have a Suggestions and Bug report page and we would love everyone to use and abuse these!! Admin Team
  18. CruelAlpha

    pole blocking garage door from opening

    This issue has been quick patched for the next restart. Reply back if it's not fixed.
  19. There is a pole which blocks the garage door from opening at the apartments across from Bahama Mammas. I believe cruel moved the garage on the outside, however i believe he may have put where you put your cars away back to the old spot
  20. ImPureee

    Loss of weapons

    ==============Bug Repor Format=============== Discord Username & Steam Profile Link: Im_Pureee#7826, https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197960908529 Time & Date the bug occured: 08/14/2019 8:00pm Description of Bug: Lost all my guns in my trunk How can the Dev Team replicate this issue? cash in my characters account or weapons back Detailed Screenshots/Video: First video 24:56 min shows weapons in trunk https://www.twitch.tv/videos/467496034 2nd video shows no weapons at all =========================================== Note: Please note that the development team is only capable of investigating bugs that they can replicate on their end. Any bug reports reported without following the structure will be automatically closed. The Management team can only compensate lost items if adequate proof is provided, if there is no proof / not adequate enough, compensation will not be provided.
  21. Rory O'Connor

    The "Main" Problem.

    All good points here and they should all be put into consideration. Whilst I do agree that more content needs to be added to give citizens more to do. I, and many others, feel that this issue's root cause is within RP itself. People will always congregate, but the 'Main Hangout Issue' stems from players treating this as a social media simulator. This is a blanket statement. Players need to realise they are roleplaying a character within this virtual city, and are responsible for creating story lines with your character within the city. This not only benefits themselves in terms of entertainment, but also benefits the community as a whole. If your character's entire story line is your own personality (in real life) and all you do is walk around and chat to people in common areas, you are not doing anything for yourself or the benefit of the community. I cannot stress this enough, and I do not think it has been said often enough; players need to distinguish their own personalities from their character. You should be planning what you want your character to do within the city before you even log in. This is the issue here; too many people do not plan story lines for their characters and expect the roleplay to come to them. This creates a boring atmosphere and many people within the queue are watching streamers to which, they can see many people doing nothing and wondering why they are taking up server space. Not sure how many people are reading this thread but to the people who are, please take the above point into consideration. We already have people ready to leave the server at the drop of a hat and many people think this is the root cause of the server community dying.
  22. Mew

    The "Main" Problem.

    I agree with the mechanics issue regarding the larger vehicles. They should have their own Garage spot that has the appropriate space to pull out these large vehicles.
  23. tor_oce

    The "Main" Problem.

    I think in regards to Psylk's issue with mechanic vehicles not being able to be pulled out without damaging the vehicle itself and surrounding areas could be remedied by adding a specific "Mechanic only" Garage thats slightly larger for the tow trucks.
  24. Tafft

    The "Main" Problem.

    Ok, so I'm going to chuck my 2c in and see where the dust settles. To go over Lucas's points: 1. I agree with you on this, the city violence scales up aggressively as more Police come online. A possibility here is to remove the ability to see how many Police are online and allow robberies to happen. The downside to this would be that robberies can always occur. 2. Robberies, again I agree. There are groups that like to do robberies and the robberies are becoming more and more common. There isn't a way to stop this, however a possible solution could be to put a safe zone around the areas where you do the physical job. This would prevent people from rolling up while you can’t move etc and force people to plan out crimes and not just do them as a crime of opportunity. Again, this has its downsides, but i think if people could complete legal jobs in peace, they would likely start doing them again. 3. Robbing Bambi's is a pretty rough area to police for the admins. I think referring to the previous point (safe zones) could assist in this been avoided. I think as a community we need to clean up our RP a bit and be a bit more creative in what we are doing. Not everything has to revolve around crime. Even if people started taking Bambi's under their wings and stepped outside their little circles it could assist in retaining some of these new players. 4. Jail-time and Fines, this is something that I believe is currently under review and the officers have been given instructions on how to go about things for now. I won’t offer any solutions here on this matter as my input on this needs to go through the correct channels. 5. I was talking about this very point the other night. I miss the days where you could grab a cop that was getting a bit big for their boots, drive them out to the middle of nowhere and splatter their brains across the scenery. I think you're right, bringing it back would create some more RP opportunities, but again these would have to be well thought out scenarios and RP'd well. I also agree that Police and EMS shouldn't be kidnapped while performing their duties. However, the scenario we had with Leo in the hospital the other day was an interesting one and one which i was fine with. It when a 3rd and 4th party become involved that there becomes an issue. An example of this was when 2 officers pulled over Beau, he pulled up just short of Main. He was only been pulled over for a speeding offence. Whilst i was moving people back (so we hear Beau) I had a third party completely unrelated to the incident, pull a gun on me and demand me surrender and put my hands up. I complied, what he failed to see was my partner was behind the cruiser as cover and had a clear shot with a tazer and took it. While i was cuffing the 3rd party and completely unrelated 4th party opened fire from halfway across main. To me, this is the shit that has to stop. The 3rd and 4th parties just jumping inf or no reason, or the 5th party that then white-knights and start popping shots off... I've gone a bit off topic here but it all ties in. 6. Robberies, both store and bank. So, this is another one I kind of agree with. Stores yes should be lower 3 cops on is more than enough. The payout should be a random amount between 15-30k or something similar and it shouldn't be based on what’s in the till (not sure if that even a thing atm). As for Banks, 5 cops are enough for the banks, but the stupid demands must stop. Crims should be entitled to 2 demands + 1 more if they have a hostage and they should be reasonable. Cops imo, if they are authorized to use spikes should only get 1 spike per cop (as to not just blanket the map and make it impossible). The system we have now means crimes just demand everything. Maybe the Police take the demands into account when processing anyone caught, minimal demands reduces the sentence? Now for my personal pet peeve, the weapons license. To lose your weapons license is a big deal, 45k is no small chunk of change. What I would love to see is 3-4 tiers of weapons license. Tier 1 - nonlethal, Tier 2 - Pistol, Tier 3 - Shotgun and SMG, Tier 4 - Big Boi Guns. And price them as such. There was a bank job a month ago where the natives all got caught. That’s 5-6 guys 270k loss just for the licenses.... not including the guns. These guys should have the options to only purchase Tier 2 licenses for (10k) so they're not risking a weeks’ worth of farming to recover from 1 bad bank job, that could have been caused by circumstances beyond their control (desync etc) My final thought, is on your comment about main. People will always congregate somewhere; this can be alleviated by allowing the police to move on loiters. Keep in mind if 25 players are at main (as was common), if you assume a city population of 300k you're saying its acceptable for 230k (approx.) people to be congregated in one car park. These car parks are to pull out vehicles and put them away. TBH id love to see public garages done away with and you can only pull vehicles out from apartments (ones with tiny garages as to avoid congregating) but this may be a step too far. Since the main changes, the amount of activity from a police standpoint has increased dramatically. This may be coincidence, but people seem to be travelling more which leads to more interaction. The bottom line is, people need to be creative and come up with good RP scenarios. The server quality is dependent on the community, think outside the box, go for a hike, go skydiving, have a triathlon, host an event (suggest running big ones past admins so they don’t panic [X-Games fiasco ;) ]) but sitting in main having a chat isn’t RP, there’s so much to do just be creative.
  25. Ashley Marshall

    The "Main" Problem.

    All these points that have been stated above are completely spot on. I do agree with Psylk, there needs to be more legal things to do other than your job that you choose. This is why people rob houses and annoy the cops so much because there’s simply nothing to do, which is why I also believe people hang out in the garages. This brings me to the next point about garages. Yes having 3 seperate garages is a good idea, but it wasn’t very thought out. The one near Benny’s I particularly disagree with. Benny’s is a hot spot for people getting robbed and on top of that, there is now a garage close by with many hiding spot that you can now get robbed from I particularly don’t like going to Benny’s for that reason For mechanics in particular, if the garage is full of people and their cars and you want to pull out a flatbed (tow truck) you simply can’t do it. Yesterday I pulled out a flatbed and knocked out a guy instantly, completely accidental but there isn’t enough turning space for the flat beds once you get it out. Once you pull a flatbed out, you take up the entire enterance. E.G last night I was on my mechanic character and had to pull out a tow truck, a guy (let’s call him bob) said to me “Go to another garage, you’re taking up too much room”, myself and a couple of other people replied that all the new garages are small and it would be the same wherever I go. Bob continued to say to me to not do it, but simply I had no choice he got angry and left because I took up the garage, simply from a flat bed. I like that main garage has gone because there were so many problems in there, but these new garages aren’t any good for mechanics.
  26. Psylk

    The "Main" Problem.

    i think Lucas and tor_oce are pretty on the money. However, when you couple that with there being nothing "fun" to do...casual fishing, boat/go kart/auto racing - legal fun things to do for fun, bicycle rides in a group, paint ball, golf...any of those things, then you're really on LEFT with legal jobs and run a higher, (IMO) risk of those individuals continuing to just rob people that work their ass off for what little they get. I've seen the chop shop, its pretty cool, the repair shop with 24-48 hour or longer repair times is almost a MUST. There are so many things that could most certainly add to and greatly enhance actual RP. You could very easily give people a reason to stick around this city. Robbing a new toon, is pretty shitty to say the least, and really, those people should really think about it. As Lucas said about the new guy with no experience compared to those of us that take RP serious and fully as it comes, is gonna be like...yea...nah...and log..there a lot to be considered in just about every RP I've been involved with. Most of the time its as little interaction as needed to go about whatever people were doing. Could be so much better. So yea, "main & pier" are far from the issue. Also, in all three location of the new garages, i pull a tow truck out...they get damaged just spawning them, and cause damage to the surroundings. Just my two cents...
  27. tor_oce

    The "Main" Problem.

    I think all of Lucas'/The Senators points are great. I have a couple to add. I would love to see the addition of a Jewelry Store to rob, with a system where you need to fence the jewels to get dirty money from them. Another great addition would be a chop shop to make either dirty or clean money. Just to reinforce what has been said about banks, 60k is chump change for a lot of people with the current economy, and if you rob a bank with more than 2 people the split is not a lot of money to put away in your account. I myself get into Police chases and do bank robberies for the rush that you get, but I always find it hard to get someone who is keen to do it with me due to the risk being high and the reward being low. I believe that the Police requirement for banks should go down to 4 or 5, something still quite reasonable. With the lower amount we may see more bank robberies occur and get people off their butt and do it.
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