June 2018 Newsletter
This newsletter comes a bit later than usual (which isn't such a bad thing, we've been busy busy busy with MTA! ) but nonetheless is full of information that we want to share with the community, showing what's been going on over the last month or so.
Clarified Break-in Rules
Recently a warehouse was broken into and there was some apparent confusion regarding what residential means, so that was clarified. What this aims to do is make it so that houses, apartments, and other things of that nature, which people live in, fall under the break-in protection while other more commercial or non-residential places do not, because realistically of course, you would not live on a concrete floor and hear someone breaking in.
Clarified Robbery After PKs
There was some confusion regarding the interpretation of no PKing after petty robberies. In general, this is still not allowed, to prevent abusing the amnesia effect that occurs with PKs, however, this change makes clear that if you already have justification to PK the person before the robbery, then you may rob them and then PK them. Two examples will be given below.
Example 1: Player A gets into a fistfight with Player B over a dispute between the two. Player A pulls a gun towards the end of the fight because he starts to lose and PKs Player B. There in this case is justification for the PK and thus, if he robs the person's body after, it is valid.
Example 2: Player A runs up to Player B and robs them of their cash, shooting them afterwards, PKing them. This is still not allowed and is an invalid PK because there was no justification for the PK. If Player B on the other hand tried to fight with Player A who was robbing them for their gun, this becomes a disregard scenario and while there was no PK justification before the robbery, in the middle of it there is one, and Player B can still be robbed after they are PKd if they lose the fight over the gun.
Admins will be keeping a close eye on scenarios that fall under this new change to ensure that poor PK reasons are not used. The PK justification beforehand (or if one is generated in the middle of the RP scene) must be very clear.
Sale of Impounded Vehicles
An out of date provision in the rules that allowed factions to sell vehicles that are impounded is now removed. The Bureau of Traffic Services for a very long time now has been banned by the Government from selling the vehicles they impound, but the OOC rule was never removed when that happened. It was a simple oversight.
The reason for this is to remove as many vehicles from circulation as possible from the server, to reduce inflation and help the longevity of the economy. Vehicles seized through law enforcement are still treated the same as they always have been, they're able to be used for undercover operations and transferred to the PD, but cannot leave the possession of the PD.
Community & Script Updates
Mapping Team Update - June 2018
Mapping Team Update - Late June 2018
Vehicle Team Update - June 2018
GAT Update - June 2018
Developer Diary #5 - Burning Down The House
Sadly, Don Pinto of ANAL News has been CKd as a result of his rivalry with SANN so those articles won't be appearing anymore it seems as of late, however, SAN has been well at work generating interesting articles for the community to digest. Check a few of them out below.
@DanielV has uniquely used video (a far more time consuming medium to create with) to portray his character story. I highly recommend checking it out and giving his thread a like and comment.
@Freebird has broken up his experiences in character into interesting little minute by minute snippets with great detail, showing the life of a medical professional.
The terrorism event is now over. The event ended in the arrest of a prominent terrorism suspect who is now serving a life sentence after having a shootout with police. The event created multiple large scale roleplay situations for many members of the server and overall was quite enjoyable.
Some finer details that were planned did not quite pan out due to timezone issues but overall it was a success and we'd like to thank everyone who assisted behind the scenes and publicly in the roleplay scenarios that popped up!
Check out the factions below, there's quite a variety in the server at the moment. Additionally, be sure to check out https://pd.owlgaming.net/ - Recruitment is open for those that wish to participate in law enforcement roleplay.
Media & Screenshots
5,767 reports handled in the month of June!