We hear you. Here's what's changing.
The Faction Team has not been operating at all in the capacity it should have been. The team is too important to roleplay, and the server to be running poorly. Myself and the rest of UA are now taking direct control of FT and working alongside current leadership while we work on some major restructuring. You can expect better faction support, better response times, and more transparency.
We are reevaluating the current factions and reaching them to determine how we can further aid and support them. New factions should find it easier to get an F3 for organizational purposes, get feedback and support on their RP to help them reach official. We want to be a lot more transparent about what FT is up to as well. Who they are helping, and what they can do for you.
FT members will be assigned certain factions to look over, ensure they are meeting RP standards and have the support they need.
Vehicle dealer imports were put on hold for the snow season. We are going to begin processing these immediately. We are already half done all the backlogged requests and will be done before Tuesday.
VT will soon be announcing and changing their policy so dealerships will be able to file a requisite anytime of the month, and they will be processed at the time they come in. No longer on the specific dealership import dates.
VT has recently announced an all new aviation import system making it way easier to get into aviation RP. More here:
We are offering RP support for anyone that needs assets. Have business you want to bring to life? New restaurant idea? Send us a Public Contact here:
This applies to legal RP, AND illegal RP. Please let us know if we can help you at all. Also remember that the government offers Tax Credit/Rebates as well as loans for anyone that needs it:
It wasn't that long ago that I saw a Youtube video, where an experienced RPer @DarkYouth was helping out a new player and showing him the ropes. I sent DarkYouth some GCs as thanks so I thought why not do that for anyone? If you've been helping a new player get the ropes, let me know with some logs and I'll send some GCs your way. I know MTA RP can be hard to get into for new comers so I'd love to see more of that.
We know you haven't enjoyed long report times. We are currently accepting applications and are in the interview stage for some. We are looking for reinstatement too, so please shoot us one if you are wanting to join the team.
We are continuing to be strict with who we let in the team. We continue to issue internal infractions for fucks ups and remove trials that don't work out. We interview all admins before joining the team for the first time.
We have added a command for everyone to teleport to the interior exit so you no longer have to wait for an admin to teleport you back up if you fall. Use /antifall to get back up to the top! No waiting. We are working on a feature so you can preview wraps without an admin. That way you can see how well your creation fits on the vehicle, without waiting for an admin!
You've been worried about if we will be leaving MTA in the dust when V launches. The answer is No, not at all. We have accepted 3 new trial scripters, @yannickboy15 @SjoerdPSV and @Portside. @Eloquent has joined on to help as a full scripter for MTA.
We will be working on processing script suggestions that have been backlogged.
Many people have questioned the election results. Although it was already confirmed to be a rumour just made up by Urshankov. Regardless, here are the election results.
These same numbers were confirmed by @Exciter as a third party. We also discussed how the voter turn out wasn't what we wanted it to be. How are we going to improve that?
We already have discussed that we want to keep it open longer and announced more next time.
We will now begin doing Monthly Newsletters. The newsletter will include a wrap up of the updates we do that month, some fun stats, maybe a highlight of an IC situation that happened this week, and Spotlight! Spotlight is where we showcase a few interactions with staff(anonymously if you choose). Want to show your appreciation to an admin for being great? Send it to us so we can include it in the newsletter!
Spotlight can be used to show off frequent questions or issues we were having reported to us and what we did to resolve them. I will throw up a small form where you can submit a spotlight for a member of staff.
Open Discord PM Policy
As always, all of UA have their discord PMs open at all times to anyone in the OwlGaming Discord server. PM us at anytime. We may direct you to the ticket center because it has programmed features to process bans or history removals but it is not us trying to get rid of you. Please send us a PM if you want to talk about how you can help the server out or if you have any ideas.
Khram & Illegal
Khram is officially shutting down. There will be an IC sendoff happening soon to close the faction.
The illegal market is up for grabs. We have seen an MC popping up, and we hope to see more cartels, gangs and mafias starting up soon.
More actively assigning CKs
We now will often be checking up and assigning CK apps and appeals to admins. It seems like us trusting that they would share the workload wasn't working out. We will be doing this ourselves from now on(although admins are still encouraged to help).
Reducing CKs for Disregard
The CK Rules are being updated soon. We want to see less CKs for disregard across the board. We recently completely changed our decision on a recent CK that happened with @EverettTheUrban after he was denied and he filed a ticket and we reassessed it at a UA meeting in his favour. This sparked the changes with our CK rules.
Reducing Jail Times
We are reducing jail times and fines by about half. This will hopefully provide more roleplay by both sides.
Not satisfied? Shoot me a PM, discord or the forums and I'll do my best. We are open to suggestions below. Please keep your criticism constructive.
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