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  1. 14 points
    Zebulon

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    So, I have been doing a lot of thinking on this topic... As someone who has spent extensive time within police & criminal factions, I feel that there are some inherent double standards that get thrown around, and a lot of the pot calling the kettle black. It creates a lot of toxicity that I feel we need to overcome in order to preserve the community. I guess to start, let's address the 'RoboCop' stereotype. We all know these kind of characters; when they are online they are on patrol, some jacked 5'9" swimsuit model who walks around every situation strapped with an M4 and who generally get's triggered by heckling. More importantly, since these characters are the focus-point of the player, they are at a severe loss if their character is injured, so there's often a lot of liberty taken when it comes to wound-RP, which only goes to stir the stereotype further. Now, in response to this, there are a few points to consider: There is a MASSIVELY disproportionate violent crime rate in Los Santos in comparison to the available manpower of LEO factions. Los Santos has more armed engagements and a higher body count in one month than some real-life military conflicts. PD players are fucked either way. If they are online and not on-duty they aren't able to backup their mates, and reported crimes might go unattended all together. However if they are on-duty all the time, they get labeled as Robo-cops. PD players have to play by the rules. Cops are not permitted to be the aggressors in any situation, and are typically only acting in 'response' to criminal activity. This makes them easy targets, and they are almost always playing 'catch-up' with the criminals. With great power comes great responsibility. LEO players get 'addicted' far too often to 'the chase' and their constant exposure to shoot-outs and high-speed chases has a very similar mental effect to soldiers at war, who have a hard time integrating into a 'peacetime' mode and finding RP for these characters, as they haven't had the time to develop those aspects of the character. On the other side of the coin, are your 'RoboCriminals.' Again, this stereotype gets far less negative press. Just as their 'RoboCop' counterparts, these characters are easy to identify: typically street-gang affiliated, talking shit, picking fights, and shooting eachother up over what would otherwise be seen as 'minor' events. From my experience, most of the players behind these characters essentially play the same character with a different name every time they get CK'd and their only attraction is the same 'rush' that PD players get. To them, there is a lot more reward in violence than in passive character development. Here are some points to further demonstrate this: Most of these characters are EXTREMELY violent , without much real development. A lot of "fuck this nigga he disrespectin' lets blow him away"... Since the 'realism' aspects of owl are fairly limited, there's not a lot of risk involved in being a violent criminal. The population of Owl is not representative of a large city, so lots of violent acts go unreported to police, thus most criminal-rpers are able to easily get away with such crime without really ever being worried about police retaliation. Criminal players don't have to play by the rules. Of course I mean this from an in-character POV. Just like the cops who get hooked on the 'rush' a lot of these character's only exist to take part in violent robberies, thefts, or criminal-on-criminal violence. Most of these players are pussies. Sorry, if you're going to commit a crime, and you know you have the cops on you, so you just take advantage of not logging into that character unless you feel 'safe' to do so.... Well that's some fucking cheap ass shit. LEO players don't have that luxury. Now, does this excuse the 'unrealistic' aspects of 'Robocops'? No, I think that we all should be striving to represent our characters and the physical/mental effects of the lives they are leading. Of course, I am sure I have been at fault of this myself, but speaking from experience, most PD players want to be on duty because it is a constant source of RP that comes easy to them. To sum it up, once you are in a LEO faction, the RP comes to you, and it's very easy to fall into the trap of 'lacking' character development because of this. But as I think I have demonstrated, the 'opposition' really ends up being no better. I have encountered PLENTY of 'illegal RPers' who basically never care to log in, RP and develop their characters unless there is something 'going down' or who expect the leaders of their criminal faction to constantly be supplying them with action, or satisfy their bloodthirsty habits. You should be developing your character to a point where you enjoy basic or simple interactions with others. Not just looking for a shoot out, or a poker game, or a drug deal to be involved. Factions who focus on "is there anything to do today" die out because it's not the right approach. Imagine being in the mob or a gang in the context of your real life.... You think that every moment of your life is dedicated to criminal activity? Fuck no. Do you think a made man calls up his captain/boss and says "hey if you're not creating opportunity for me to go kill people I'm not interested?" Fuck no. Success and enjoyment comes from the ability to be self-driven. If your character has no ambitions or goals other than your OOC interest in some 'interesting/adrenaline' RP then you're no better than a ROBOCOP Generally speaking, I think we should all take some time to reflect how our characters could be represented better, and take part in more 'developmental' RP, where they are building relationships with others and not just logging on when there is RP supplied to you through an event or faction 'drama.' At the end of the day, I would like the see the community change it's culture where there is a level of respect for each other and the importance of supporting both illegal and legal RP equally, understanding that they need one another to survive. We should all have a focus on the pursuit of developing a unique character story with intrigue and 'real' relationships with others. That's what the goal of RP is; represent a character, and contribute to the collaborative storyline of the scenarios in which they find themselves. Anyways just wanted to get this off my chest before Owl V drops and we find ourselves at each other's throats without doing some self-reflection.
  2. 13 points
    As a yearly occurrence the much beloved Santa Claus arrived in the city of Los Santos in the famous Coca Cola Truck, stationed this time at Verona mall. Yet as soon as Santa Claus steps outside of the truck to greet members of the community, he is suddenly rushed by countless people all demanding Coca Cola Bottles, so they can win certain prices on offer. Without even having a moment to take a breath of fresh air, Santa is left trying to keep up with people’s demands, taking hour breaks in between in order to refresh his stock and put his feet up for some rest. Photo taken by Photographer Allison White On the 26th December 2017 Santa Claus was arrested and later charged with drink driving when he was spotted driving on the wrong side of the road in Lapland. Mr Claus said in a statement that he had spent the afternoon drinking the rest of the Whiskey he had received whilst dropping off Presents at people’s homes, alongside celebrating another year of work over when he decided to drive home. Mr Claus, who’s age on his ID stated he was 67, said to the Police Officers that he had gotten confused but that he hadn’t meant to cause any harm. Police noted the smell of alcohol on his breath, as well as the fact he struggled to retain balance, but said in a later statement that the Jolly Fat man was co-operative throughout telling them that they were certainly on the ‘good list’ this year. Santa Claus was later fined $600 and received 3 points on his license. Given the fact in just over two weeks, Santa will be rushing around the world delivering presents, one must wonder how he will cope with the pressure, with many people wondering whether he will remain Sober this year. Note: This News Article is Satirical and in no means represents the real Santa or his sobriety. Moving onto the Weather Forecast it looks like San Andreas is going to be stuck with the Snow front for the remainder of December with the temperature dropping to minus 2 degrees Celsius, therefore wrap up warm and if you decide to brave the weather ensure to get your vehicle's equipped with Snow Tires bought from Magne's Tire wholesale located at Verona Mall. Have a Story you wish to share with the Community? Want to be featured by Sparta Media? Email us at: [email protected]
  3. 10 points
    Notorious

    Eight Deuce

  4. 9 points
    MrPerkele95

    Back again!

    Howdy everyone! Some of you people already know me as O'Shea Jefferson or Andre 'Fish' Troutman. I've been playing in owl since summer 2016. Been away from owlgaming few times, but now I'm back once again. Came back here around two weeks ago. I were planning to make comeback along with @smirklis, but seems like he haven't really been around. Well, I made come back alone then and damn it have been good time! Damn it feels good to be back here, Once I found passion to RP again. I don't have much to say, I quess. But just wanted to say hello!
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  7. 5 points
    TheNeonGuy

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    Shout out all the dudes that actually develop their characters and don't expect their leaders to make role-play for them, you're the ones that make it enjoyable. Couldn't agree with @Zebulon more! +💯 by boy I remember having a food fight with a enemy a few months ago, it was the best fun i had in ages, just shooting people takes all the fun. 😕 Hope brawls become a thing again, at least that shapes your character, being PKed doesn't.
  8. 5 points
    eoozy

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

    You better delete that, or we'll have ourselves a happy little accident
  9. 5 points
    ThatGuy

    Sol Colinas Construction LLC

    Cleaned up a whole bunch of tags, emptied out some trash, pressure washed, and picked up trash. Mexicans doing Mexican things. Carry on. With one quick and easy spray from Sol Colinas branded "Tag-Be-Gone" you too can clean up your 'hood in no time!
  10. 5 points
    ThatGuy

    Western Solutions LLC

    Had some meetings with some customers, picked up cargo, delivered cargo, checked out the new facility, witnessed some memes. Good fun. I'm quite proud of my Photoshopped tire at the end. 10/10.
  11. 4 points
    senseidoge

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    bartman

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    gr8 write up m8 unfortunately the target audience doesn't have the attention span to read the whole thing
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    eoozy

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

    @ThatGuy ^
  16. 3 points
    ResidentPeach

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    Both sentences that I highlighted contradict each other for a start. Using the same old 'back in the days' card to try and create a comparison is only done by players who're too uninformed because they either wasn't too involved during the time, or never were around and as a result copy what everybody else says via sheep syndrome. My point is that back then and now there's no difference whatsoever in the dynamic, you'll always have people who'll have different perceptions on illegal roleplay as to how it should be portrayed and as to how ficticious it can be. There is no way to provide a remedy to this without creating serious limitations that'll upset lots of casual players who're just here for the things roleplayers don't like too much of. If there was a way, it would've already been implemented by now because this has been a problem for years and will never stop being discussed even if it's the same arguments being used.
  17. 3 points
    SN: Thanks didn't want to get sued by Santa you see, don't fancy meeting him in a dark alleyway with his Reindeer either! SN: Thank you! Here at Sparta we have to say it's our favourite time of year! SN: We don't want to replace SAAN whatsoever and loved their articles. However the people still need the News no matter who it comes from. We are glad you liked SAAN so much! SN: Thank you! We appreciate your support. Trolls or not at least they still looked at the article in the first place! Merry Christmas! 😃 SN: SAAN will never be fully dead, our aim is to continue to bring News to the folks of LS and surrounding areas in honour of SAAN and the work they did. Thanks for the nice comment, Happy Holidays to you too Mitch!
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Scooter

    CPQL - Road Safety Initiative 2018

    December 6th, 2018 With the massive amount of money saved through the CPQL's tremendous expenditure cuts, we are once again able to carry on Commissioner Mengele's 2017 Road Safety Initiative. The Road Safety Initiative was recently protected in a resolution proposed by Councilwoman Keira Mosley of District 3 and will continue to exist every winter from here on out. The Road Safety Initiative is simple. Our citizens come first and their safety is key. Simply fill out the form with your information and the snow tires will be shipped straight to your residency, courtesy of Western Solutions LLC. The CPQL wishes everyone a wonderful, safe, and Merry Christmas!
  20. 3 points
  21. 2 points
    Serx

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    You know im afraid to give people a beating cause they might fill an app on me, if you know you know.
  22. 2 points
    Los Santos Auction House - Residential Property Type: Residential Address: Interstate 27 Farm - Farmhouse - Flint County Description: The property has 360º camera surveillance (no blind spots), two warehouses and a farmhouse, one of which with a secret warehouse underneath (if you decide to hide it) pictures do not show the area where the entrance to it is so the next owner has more security. Shelfs are -NOT- included. You can pretty much park an entire fleet of vehicles inside each warehouse, lack of space won't be an issue for sure. Only noted bidders have the power to take a look at the inside of the properties. Exterior Images: Interior Images: Starting Bid: $120,000 Minimum Increase: $2,500 Buyout: $300,000 Auction ends: 9/12/2018 Contact Information: Contact this account using a private message for more information, or to book a tour as a noted buyer.
  23. 2 points
    Ambidextrous

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    This. Everyone, don't rely on a faction leader for roleplay, create it yourself.
  24. 2 points
    Scooter

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    It's the bloodthirsty pakistanis who thrive on violence and killing so they take out their inner most fantasies in a game. It's sad really how quickly crime turns into little RP > PVP > Respawn > Repeat
  25. 2 points
    Lemonade319

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    My major concern is how quickly any hostile criminal RP devolves into a gunfight as soon as possible. Mostly between criminals. If you attack a rival gang member for being on your turf or constantly trying to wrong you 9/10 times they're gonna write up a CK app for the beating they got or they will just PK you. You can't use weapons to threaten rival criminals because they will PK/CK you. It's no wonder street gang factions don't often tend to last too long because the mindset of the majority is seemingly that every alteractions has to be responded to with guns. If we got rid of this mindset I honestly believe illegal RP would increase tenfold.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    MrPerkele95

    Show yourself!

    Public Works Technician IC & OOC lmao.
  28. 2 points
    ThatGuy

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

    Sorry we cleaned up all of your tags. It's not personal, it's just business.
  29. 2 points
    klippan

    Klippan's showroom

    last skin with this head i promise
  30. 2 points
    Jordan

    Double Ice Macks

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  32. 2 points
    Some casual gambling going on in free time.
  33. 2 points
    Dynamo

    VeX you're one annoying cunt

    VeX you're one annoying cunt
  34. 2 points
    who cares, you hear it for like 5 minutes
  35. 1 point
    Norm

    South Side Aztecas

    (UPON READING; YOU AGREE TO NOT USE ANY OF THIS INFORMATION IN-CHARACTER UNLESS APPROVED BY MYSELF OR OTHER LEADERS) Back in the 1990s when the notorious Ace Street Locos XIII held power over the El Corona district, Carlos Flores was a high-ranking member of the gang. He ran a little group under ASL13, called the El Corona Aztecs. After the collapse of the Ace Street Locos XIII by the will of law enforcement, the El Corona Aztecs came into more and more power. Even though shotcaller Armando Montez had died from a drive-by and other notable leaders were dead or incarcerated, the ECA13 still pledged allegiance to Armando Montez and the ASL. El Corona Aztecs later developed into a street gang in the early 2000s, fractions of what they had come from. It was led under the command of Carlos Flores, who's ultimate goal was to keep the culture he believed in, alive. Under a gang injunction enforced on the Ace Street Locos, the El Corona Housing Projects were raided by the Special Weapons And Tactics unit of the Los Santos Police Department. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of weapons and narcotics, seized and loads arrested. Included in the list of perpetrators, was one Carlos Flores. He was charged and incarcerated for a total of six years, in 2012. Without the appropriate leadership and literature previously provided, both the Ace Street Locos and El Corona Aztecs ceased to be and ultimately split off into numerous sets. Throughout the years, these street gangs would come and go, some dismantled by their bitter rivals, others dismantled by the long arm of the law. The most famous of these gangs would become the Ace Street Familia XIII who's reach supposedly passed that of the Ace Street Locos XIII, but like all things, the Familia too, came to an abrupt end. In August 2018, Carlos Flores was released from the San Andreas Detention Center prison with high hopes of finding the remnants of his friends and family although when he arrived, he was disappointed at what he saw. There was no correlation between El Corona and the Ace Street Locos. No correlation between El Corona and Corona Aztecs. Nothing of relevance. Just another neighborhood with what appeared to be meaningless graffiti, and rundown projects. At that moment, Carlos had promised himself that he would continue what his friends had started. THE BEGINNING After Carlos arrive to the barrio, Everything was unorganized, people didn't quite know who to call a leader. That was when Shorty ( Carlos ) came back to the place where he belonged and reinstated peace and calm for everyone in place. A group of people was often seen playing basketball or just chatting on the benches or around the neighborhood. As time flew the gang grew up in membership and with it, attention spiked around the gang within each side of the law and as relationships rose and were beginning to rise in importance and convenience as the gang saw a short period of time where everything was going right. THE OBSTACLE As the gang saw a period of prosperity, they began aiming higher and higher but with recognition, Comes the unwanted attention. The gang saw it's path blocked by PD when they were involved in a situation which was nothing but a really awkward and stupid situation but that lead to multiple members being arrested due to one running his mouth. The gang saw it's dream of a peaceful and prosper life being taken away from them on a blink of an eye as multiple members were arrested, other wanted. It is rumoured that they have not yet given up and that they are taking chances somewhere else, in Los Santos. Today As the Cartel De Sinola Los Santos Connection saw a period of prosperity on the gang and the El Corona itself Cartel De Sinaloa decided to take over the El Corona vicinity, doing a peaceful transition between two organizations. The gang is now aiming for higher, and gain their reputation back they've lost in the streets. Due to the gang had so many internal issues and fights between the high-ranking leaders, resulting in a power loss comes along with minus respect. With the CDS involvement and their support, the El Corona community is hoping to take back what belongs to them. UPON JOINING; MEMBERS WILL AGREE THAT ANY LEADER OF THE FACTION HAS THE ABILITY TO CK A MEMBER DUE TO ANY IN-CHARACTER REASON
  36. 1 point
    Brodyaga

    Atlantica Avenue Crew

    Atlantica Avenue Crew Atlantica Avenue Crew is a small group of Italian-American friends, who are born in America, but their parents or grandparents are coming from Italy. Members of this organization are 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation Italians that are born in America. This organization, crime group, 'family' does every type of business that can earn money for them, starting with legal business and ending with lots of different illegal crimes. Mostly, the legal business is for making them ''clean'' on people, to be so-called ''business men'', businesses are used to launder the illegal money they earn. Illegal crimes that are done by this crime group is starting from small drug sales, small weapon sales, prostitution and ending with contract kills, racketeering, kidnapping and other types of serious crimes. In eyes of society, these people try to show themselves as regular business people, honorable men and they remain silent about the existence of this organization to people who don't need to know about it. These well-dressed men can be seen at clubs, bar's, and another type of their legal business. Organized Crime Crimes that are done by organized crime groups are mostly robberies, bribery, assaults, money laundering, illegal gambling, loan sharking, illegal weapon sales, drug sales, racketeering, buying and selling stolen things as jewelry, electronics, prostitution, pornography and so on. Italian-American criminals started to get their fame around streets in the early '20s in ghettos and working-class neighborhoods of USA, Chicago, and New York. The first person that has been called ''gangster'' by the government was Lucky Luciano who made the Cosa Nostra and good known council of 5 families in New York. Legal side. Leo's Tavern Out of Character Information By joining this faction you automatically agree that your character can be Character Killed at any time and any reason by anyone of the Valenti Crime Group leadership. If you want to be part of this organization, invite me on Discord @Brodyaga#3928 or PM me on forums.
  37. 1 point
    SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN ANDREAS Criminal Arraignment Court of San Andreas, District of Los Santos The People Versus Latrell Myers Subpart 1. Title. In the matter of the Petition of The People, on the 7th of December 2018, against Latrell Myers. Subpart 2. Body. The People charge the subject(s) with: WF003 - Being Armed with a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony WF011 - Possession of an Assault Weapon. TF001 - Felony Reckless Evading Are multiple misdemeanors stacked for a felonious conviction? No Subpart 3. Request. The People demand of the subject Latrell Myers to the following: 9 Years (9 Days) Fifteen Thousand Dollar Fine ($15,000) Subpart 4. Evidence. Exhibit. 1 Bodycam footage from Officer Bonner. Exhibit. 2 Impound report filed by the Los Santos Police Department. Exhibit. 3 The arrest report filed by Joseph Bonner Exhibit. 4 Evidence report filed by the Los Santos Police Department. Subpart 5. Narrative. The case against Latrell Myers was forwarded to the District Attorney's Office on the grounds that the Defendant had violated San Andreas laws specifically, in the commission of Being Armed with a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Possession of an Assault Weapon and Felony Reckless Evading. The Prosecution wishes that the court review the evidence held against the defendant, and come to a swift judgment regarding the allegations against them. Subpart 6. Recommendation. Parole Recommendation After Release No Grant Early Release No Release on Bail No Subpart 7. Declaration. I, B. Nelson, District Attorney for San Andreas affirm that the foregoing is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
  38. 1 point
    Los Santos Auction House - Residential Property Type: Residential Address: #6 Maple Street, Palomino Creeek Description: a nice house for any season of the year with a modern family interior, includes a fireplace, an underground garage, etc. Exterior Images: Interior Images: Starting Bid: 50000 Minimum Increase: 1000 Buyout: 65000 Auction ends: 9/12/2018 Contact Information: Will be given to winners
  39. 1 point
    eoozy

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    hyvaa yota
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  41. 1 point
    DaLuppo

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    I totally agree
  42. 1 point
    SexyStakk

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    This +1
  43. 1 point
    MrPerkele95

    Show yourself!

    Sadly 'Fish' is inactive. RIP Carson times.
  44. 1 point
    klippan

    Show yourself!

    troutman:--)
  45. 1 point
    Fuzion

    South Side Aztecas

  46. 1 point
    Chaos hiding from OwlGaming players demanding snow (2018 Colorized)
  47. 1 point
    Wright

    Newsletter - End of November 2018

    October 2018 Newsletter Community & Script Updates As promised with the last newsletter, a script update was released for November. It was praised as the "best script update yet" and the "best script update in months" by two community members (who are most likely fans of the new Fortnite animations!). You can take a look at the update and decide for yourself what you think. We would like to give big thanks to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, @Sergeant, @DrJoseEviI, @FAILCAKEZ and @Eloquent, for helping make this update possible (and we can't forget @Chaos too). Furthermore, the Santa event has started. Be sure to head to Verona Mall to purchase a set of winter tires, visit Santa for a gift, try to win one of the vehicles on display, and possibly score some hot chocolate from @Krakkfaen. Additionally, if you are affected by a drop in FPS be sure to use /groundsnow or /snow to adjust accordingly to improve performance. Additionally, a mandate for administrative teams has been put into place by UAT. Leaders of each team are expected to host a meeting on the first of every month and discuss a list of topics gathered the previous month. These staff meetings are intended to better solve and discuss issues and ensure everyone is on the same page. The meetings of each minute will be posted in the teams sub-forum for review in the future by UAT or members of the team. Rule Changes Be sure to review the update on arson after a community vote was held regarding the outdated rule. https://gitlab.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/commit/b7d9700d40ea0eca270cd23f5428125779487de4 The addition allows for "small fires" to take place on small structures, vehicles, and sheds if no one is inside. A change was also made for "large fires" where the number of fire fighters was lowered from 5 to 2. This update was intended to provide more RP to those who wish to commit arson and to emergency services. Community Spotlight County Elections The County Commissioner and County Council elections are currently taking place from the 5th to the 6th. You can vote for the future County Commissioner at County Hall, and vote for the Council on the forum thread. Please read the rules carefully so your vote isn't discarded due to a technicality. Be sure to check out all candidates and vote for the one you feel most strongly for! Firearms Ordinance The County Commissioner has released an ordinance regulating firearms discharge in city limits. Idlewood Gas Leak (Event) A gas leak occurred in Idlewood and engulfed three homes before fireworks and ammo cooked off within the home, terrorizing much of the residents nearby and emergency services. Check out what DPS and the LSPD has to say! Entertainment Lots of press releases here concerning the elections and recent events involving PD, DPS, etc. And of course, always some fun with DrJoseEvil's videos. Character Stories Continued character development is something the administration team and players like very much so please continue to do so! This month we are giving a shout out to two new stories. A man with a rough past arrives to Los Santos @MikjeliS A robbery detailed in a news article which leads the story thereafter of this character @Oskars Factions Updates from government agencies in the form of releases or screenshots/media can be found below. Be sure to also check out aspiring factions as well! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 4,548 reports handled in the month of November! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
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  49. 1 point
    croozerdog

    [SAAN] The final article

    Name: Yuuuu Comment: That name is cringe as fuck


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