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  1. 50 points
    The OwlGaming Administration Team Upper Administration Head Administrators Chaos Daniels ThatGuy Wright Lead Administrators Courtez ItsMelodyy Vubstersmurf Game Administration Senior Administrators Ixosis Administrators Awesome Crane Deez Deuce Express Jer Maxwell25 QueenC ShadowSix Thomasmith Valkyr Trial Administators Piloten Mutt377
  2. 48 points
    Developer Diary #8 - Major Milestone This week marks a major milestone in our development goals for OwlGaming V. Closed beta testing is about to begin with administrators, faction leaders, and certain VIP community members to ensure the script is as bug-free as possible and we have a wide array of features by the time we launch, assuring as smooth a release as possible so everyone can have quality roleplay on day one. This transition from alpha to beta has been a meticulous process, which explains the lack of recent Development Diaries, which have only showcased a small portion of what has been worked on thus far. We expect a reduced amount of diaries going forward towards the full public launch. Media Showcase Drunk Daniels SWAT hunting down a high risk person Cruiser Gathering Dirt Character Selection / Preview Deputy on Patrol Deputy on Patrol Shootout with an armed suspect (ThatGuy) Patrolling with ThatGuy Patrolling Accessing vehicle trunk Armed suspect vehicle pursuit Creepy Angry Passenger SWAT Gas SWAT Gas SWAT Riot World Items Special Thanks to the staff As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features. A special thanks to @ThatGuy who has been playing the server >= 8 hours per day to help us test features. We'll buy him a beer later. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Stay tuned for future updates!
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    (UPON READING; YOU AGREE TO NOT USE ANY OF THIS INFORMATION IN-CHARACTER UNLESS APPROVED BY MYSELF OR OTHER LEADERS) "South side community is falling down, is this the beginning of end or a new signal to create new era?." Those were the words of Razor to Kevlar whilst they were enjoying a cigarette at the beach. El Corona was starting to crumble with everything being left to become unorganised and with no leader to hold them together. A group of young Mexicans were often seen playing basketball or sharing a joint around the El Corona vicinity. Due to most of the young Mexican generation being unemployed alongside drug addiction on the uprise both Kevlar and Razor realised It was the official end of the community. Kevlar puffed his cigarette once again before throwing the cigarette stub as far as he could towards the sea. Razor released a loud sigh turning to him as he muttered the words both of them didn’t want to say "This is over." He immediately got up, brushing himself down as he went back towards his vehicle, his shoulders dropped in disappointment. Still sitting in his chair, Kevlar looked out to the sea, lost in thought as he continued to try to get hold of Pino, yet his calls kept going to voicemail. After a few hours of trying, Kevlar got up shaking his head as he headed back home. Weeks and months passed before Kevlar finally decided to find his boss again. Booking a ticket to Sinaloa, he flew out the very next day to his homeland to find any clues that could lead him back to Pino. Kevlar spent weeks in Sinaloa, talking to his contacts and slowly reaching the leaders of the Cartel, who had an offer waiting for him. Travelling back to Los Santos, Kevlar organised a meeting with the old members of his group, alongside new faces that had appeared in the area. After a long discussion it was decided that Kevlar and Razor would try and reignite the El Corona community, with the leaders tasked of reviving their street crews and get back in touch with their old contacts. Razor’s people once again showed their loyalty and potential that they had always had. The organization is led under the command of a council alongside Razor, who's ultimate goal is to keep the culture he has always believed in, alive. On June 1st 2019, several leaders and old members got back in touch, promising their dedication and determination to help revive the organisation that they had previously turned their backs on. The brothership everyone had once shared wasn’t forgotten, nor were the past experiences including those who had once betrayed the group. It was at the meeting that Kevlar made a promise to himself that he would continue the legacy his mentor Pino had once started. This was only the very beginning of something much bigger to come. ((OOC))
  4. 48 points
    We hear you. Here's what's changing. Faction Team 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 Team 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: Roleplay Support 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: https://forums.owlgaming.net/forms/9-faction-team-contact-ooc/ 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. Admin Team 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! Development 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. Election Controversy 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. Transparency Monthly Newsletters 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. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Upper Administration
  5. 47 points
    Will you be there? Over the past couple months the Upper Administration Team has been working alongside the creators of vG, @cat and @Daniels, to bring you an all new roleplay experience. We will have more details in the near future. However, some answers to a few questions you might have right off the bat. What mod are you using? Currently we are building the server using GT-MP. How will accounts work? Accounts will be shared among MTA, the UCP and V. Bans will also be shared among both games. Admin history is specific to each game, however punishment points will be shared globally across your account. Who's working on it? Myself, Daniels and Cat are working on the programming along with assistance in other areas from the rest of UA. We are looking for designers! We are looking for anyone who is good in HTML, CSS and JS to help design GUIs alongside @tree. Shoot me a PM if you think you'd be a good fit. What about MTA? We have no plans to close the MTA server so don't worry! We can't wait to share more with you about what we have in store, and we hope you come along for the ride in defining serious roleplay on a new platform. Regards, - Upper Administration Team, - OwlGaming Community
  6. 46 points
    UPON READING THE FOLLOWING; YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT USE ANY OF THE VITAL INFORMATION IN-CHARACTER WITHOUT CONSULTING ME FIRST. The Crimstone Hoovers street gang was formed in 2016, based out of the San Andreas Boulevard projects. Originally, they identified as the Avalon 40's Crips, and was founded by a group of adults aged in their mid-twenties. As far as these Idlewood gangs went, there was always a need for leadership and thus it always brought change. The result of this cycle are the Crimstone Hoovers street gang, the remnants of previous gangs that resided in Idlewood. Crimstone Hoovers came to being as the Avalon 40's Crips came to an end, with shotcaller Roscoe Milburn's death. Since Milburn's death, the gang has taken up a more organized structure although continues to perform as a street gang, claiming the Brimstone apartment complexes in Northern Idlewood. Months after their rise to fame with record label "Outta Town Money", the Crimstone Hoovers would be in the middle of the spotlight flashed by law enforcement. Notable member Enzo Reyes was imprisoned for murder in the first degree, after a shooting where officer Stefan Von Alvensleben was targeted. Eventually, on August 20th, 2018... Marcel Woods, a high-ranking Crimstone Hoover member would be arrested for his involvement in the shooting. Before the death of Stefan Von Alvensleben, a shootout between the Crimstone Hoovers and an unknown party had left officer Hank Smith dead. The crime rates involving the African-American ethnicity are on a steady incline within Idlewood. On August 29th, 2018, the Crimstone Hoovers entered an alliance with the Eight Deuce Hoovers located in Jefferson. The highest concentration of these Hoover gang members reside in the Brimstone housing complexes although most generally hang out on Washington Street where the vast majority of the shootings of Idlewood take place. 515 SHORELINE CREW is an african-american mob which is orginated from the development of the Crimstone Hoover Mafia. Reasons behind the step into organised crime came from events where numerous high ranking members of CHM went missing without a trace. These events lead the few remaining members in power to reform the grasp they had on the streets in Mid-East Los Santos. With the new structure within the area, Eight Deuce will be in charge street level crime while classified members of the black mob will lead the operations from above. Area of operation is unknown but the future is clear, the mob aims to gain power and raise to the top of the food chain within the illegal underworld. -This faction has a CK-Clause, anybody who is associated with -515- SHORELINE CREW, the leaders of this faction have the right to CK your character out of the faction. -Upon affiliating with this faction you automatically agree to rape and disgusting/gore role play. - Credit: Craazy, TPG
  7. 46 points
    Time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one has a bit of everything... so let's get started. Be sure to tick "HD" on the video player settings if you want to watch in higher quality. Spike Strips Since the last update, we've added in a 'spike strip' item for our law enforcement agencies to use. This works similar to in real life and doesn't instantly deactivate the vehicle like in MTA. Instead, we let the vehicle roll for a bit as the tires deflate & pop. Additionally, as demonstrated below, only tires which actually hit the strip are punctured. Full Hit: Partial Hit: Development shot: Police Searchlights Police cruisers now have a searchlight like in real life which can be used during traffic stops or when searching the neighborhood for people. You can aim the spotlight where ever you like using your mouse. Property Purchasing We've changed up the property purchasing UI to allow the user to select both the purchaser and payment method. The purchaser can be the player ('Premade Char' in the demo below) or a faction ('SD' in the demo below). Currently, payment methods allow for outright cash purchases or purchases made on credit where the character or faction will make monthly payments towards their mortgage. Vehicle Purchasing Check out the vehicle purchasing flow below. As above, vehicles can be bought by players and factions and may be paid in full or on credit. If you're not feeling particularly flush, you can also rent a vehicle for a limited period of time. Redesigned World Prompts We've redesigned the world prompts to be cleaner & more readable. Check out the new design below. Website, UCP & Admin Chaos has been working hard on making our website & UCP ready to support V and we're happy to say that we're at the point where the website fully supports V. On top of that, great progress has been made on ‘behind the scenes’ features such as logging & administration tools/commands in the script. As we wait for the 0.4 release of Rage, he’s also been working on our UA beta server on linux as well as deploying with Docker. Special Thanks to the UAT The UAT has been working extremely hard on our beta by testing the full range of features present and testing our capabilities with regards to roleplay. This is an on-going effort and will continue to be so until release but even to date, this has helped us a lot in ensuring the quality of the script. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Thanks for taking the time to read the developer diary and we look forward to making OwlGaming the number one place to roleplay in both GTA V and MTA.
  8. 46 points
    Server Script Update (v5.7.3.4) | May, 2016 Highlights New features createObject function for interiors now supports object scales, collisions and setting as breakable objects(more to come in the scripting wiki) Added 26 new fire missions for LSFD(Smithy) MTA will flash on your taskbar when nudged Elevator and Garage remotes can be given a name using metadata Added a new sitable chair, ID 1562 New item: Ammonia, used as a solvent for removing tint(or drinking) Faction Leaders can sell their own vehicles Mechanics can set and remove tint if they have the right items Improvements Added SACMA Badge Added Lamborghini Automotive badge Added SL Incorporated Badge SL Incorporated hotline Plugged some holes in interiors 155, 156 and 157 Improved the MySQL resource, allows for socket setting for our unix server, production server flag to connect to the forum DB and reconnects on connection lost LS County Jail can issue badges and access dispatch DMV now has age limits Better compatibility with multi-faction by using faction duty for generic spawning Metadata will now be taken into consideration for show item Superman limited to admins on duty Adjustments /dep restructuring Removed starter resource, reintegrated with the conf. Adjusted the distance for opening the doors on an AT-400 Changed the debug warnings in the MySQL resource notedescription-system now will start on server restarts Bug fixes Fixed recon logging Quit reason fixed for logging Fixes for elevators Removed an old file in carshops Fixed guied launch errors Fix for the scoreboard % Fixed right-clicking a player ignores "invite only" setting for friend requests Text fix for licenses Fixed/Improved ATM interactions Resolved some minor issues with test driving vehicles Fixed interior shouting with /s1 - /s3 Fixes to interior previews Fixed some minor issues of /recovery Fixes for generic item spawning Fixed an issue with spawning price always being paid by Cargo Group no matter what faction actually spawned it Fixed collision checking for dufflebags Server script version v5.5.8.5->v5.6.8.4 Kind regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Scripting Team
  9. 45 points
    Hey all and welcome to the first ever developer diary for our GTA V Project. I wanted to use this opportunity to provide you all with an update on where we are at and what our grand vision is for V. Not An MTA Clone Owl V will not be a direct copy of MTA. While the server will feature a familiar experience to MTA, the script is not a port of the MTA script and will offer new features & different features. Everything we do falls under one of two categories: New or Upgraded. For new, we are looking at implementing new features which may not have been possible on GTA SA. For upgraded, we are revisiting & modernizing every feature as we code it on a high level and asking ourselves questions like How do players buy a house? How do they interact with their inventory? Not An MTA Replacement Some may be concerned that V will supersede MTA and we will close MTA down, others are spreading this around as factual. However, this is not the case and this is not something that has even been discussed or entertained as a possibility. When we think about V, we think about how can we grow Owl - right now we peak at ~80 players - how do we get that to 200 across our community? How do we bring extra, high-quality players into our community? MTA as a platform is not attracting many new players at this point which makes acquiring additional players difficult - you essentially have to acquire them from the existing pool of players in MTA / on other servers, whereas V is still an active/frequently updated game with a wider demographic of players who are currently not in our ecosystem. On the other hand, people will continue to play MTA and we don't see it dying out anytime soon. MTA has a very feature rich script with a strong history, lore and excellent game world and a lot of people enjoy playing in San Andreas to this day. The above is partially why we have chosen to expand into V, whilst continuing to not just support but also actively develop MTA. We want to get as many people into the OwlGaming ecosystem as possible. Modern & Clean Modern day gamers don't expect to open up a console and enter a bunch of commands, with mastering the syntax of them being critical to enjoying the game. With V we are aiming to make gameplay as fluid as possible. Do you want to use the bank? Hit one key. Want to interact with a player (e.g. to arrest)? Right click on them, move your mouse over the option and let the button go. We want learning our script to be something that takes minimal effort so that you can spend more time enjoying your roleplay. Now coming onto the clean portion. We are utilizing modern web technologies such as the latest version of HTML & Javascript which allows us to make clean looking GUI's, with smooth animations & interaction, whilst having technically complicated functionality (e.g. complex inventory systems), for minimal effort. Our current GUI efforts are bright and uncluttered and fit in well with GTA V itself. Reliable & Efficient We have spent a great amount of effort in optimizing our code base to make use of modern day PC capabilities such as multi-threading. This will help speed up portions of the code which previously on MTA had to be single threaded and would slow the response time down for other players until that task was complete. With this, we hope that even with a large player base, players will still receive timely responses to any action they perform on the server. We've also made efforts to reduce the amount of bandwidth being used by our script and also to reduce the complexity of code running on the client side so that our script will have less impact on the framerate of V. Easy to Start, Harder to Master, Less of a Grind We have been investigating how we make roleplay easier to get into. Currently, even as an experienced roleplayer, joining a new community is tedious. You have to grind to get your money back just to be able to afford a simple car or property. It's hard to get into your first faction, which is where a lot of roleplay stems from. We are looking at ways of decreasing the 'time to achievement' as I like to call it. That is, how long after I register do I have to wait before I can afford my first entry-level property? my first entry-level car? How soon can I join a reputable faction and start contributing to roleplay throughout the server? What does the first hour, day, week, month look like for a new player? We are aiming to make this more accessible, more engaging & more fun so that a new players first month is not one big grind with little time to actually roleplay and contribute to the experience of others. However, the end game is important too. Achievements have to be earned on a curve, the longer the time I invest in the community, the better my gains should be. We don't want a new player to tire out just to acquire a 20-year-old car, but we want it to be an effort to gain a large luxury automobile so that users feel rewarded for the many hours they spent as a police officer, medic, gangster, etc. More on this will follow in the future. Transparent & Approachable I want to be clear that it is a priority across Owl, not just V, to be transparent and approachable. Over the coming months, I am going to do my best to be as open with you guys as I can without giving away information which may impact/limit our success compared to competitors. In line with UAT policy, I am completely approachable and if you have any suggestions we can discuss them & I will take them on board. The same applies if you have any questions or concerns, I will do my best to answer them as transparently as possible. My discord is always open, just like the rest of the UAT. Team Update We are happy to announce that Eloquent has joined the development team and will be helping out Chaos & myself with scripting, as well as helping out on MTA. FAQ Which modification are we using? We are using RageMP (www.rage.mp). I recommend that you go check it out, it's the closest thing to MTA for V right now and during testing, we've found that it provides a stable client with good sync & performance as well as strong scripting functionality. RageMP is updated frequently and the team behind it are currently working on & showing off more advanced features like adding new synced models to the game. Which city will be used for Owl V? We are going to be roleplaying in the Paleto Bay area. Our reason for choosing this location is due to Los Santos being very large in GTA 5 and we feel that having a smaller area will result in more interaction. We may revisit this in the future if the player base becomes large enough to support a larger area. Who is Daniels? I made the original script that Owl and every other RP community uses as their base, 10 years ago. I'm also the newest UAT member here at Owl and I deal directly with V in terms of both development & administration. Will my MTA/OwlGaming account work for V? Yes, your account is shared across both games. Will there be stat transfers from MTA to V? No. Whilst your core account data is shared (e.g. username, password), nothing else is. Will the admin team be the same for V as it was on MTA? For the most part yes, Admins will be able to switch between both and we will have to load balance between servers as required. Will V have all the same features as MTA at launch? No. MTA has had 10 years of development, V will not have had that. We have a very active development team with aggressive goals though, so expect development iteration to happen fast, like the early days of MTA. Will there be a beta phase? There will be a few staff betas as we test our script for both bugs & feature support (e.g. does it have what we need to roleplay fully?). There are currently no plans for a public beta. Will my GC be usable on V? Existing donator perks will not transfer over. However, any GC acquired, even prior to release, can be redeemed on V. Sneak Peeks General Store Interface (and feeding our taco habit) World Interactions & Banking Property Interactions Dirt System Vehicles will build up dirt over distance, depending on your driving style, driving location (e.g. road vs off-road) and current weather. Rain will reduce your vehicles dirt. Car Wash Thanks for taking the time to read the first of many development updates. 2018 is going to be a great year for Owl across the board and we look forward to going through this journey with you.
  10. 44 points
    Life will never be what it was. Broken alliances forged in blood, brotherly bonds destroyed. Out of the shadows, growing once again - hunting for what was once theirs. Death will always find its way. By joining this faction you automatically agree to a faction CK, meaning that you agree that if murdered by a leader/higher member of this faction you will be CK’d.
  11. 43 points
    UPON READING THE FOLLOWING; YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT USE ANY OF THE VITAL INFORMATION IN-CHARACTER WITHOUT CONSULTING ME FIRST. FURTHERMORE, THE STORY BELOW HAS BEEN PARTIALLY FICTIONALIZED THOUGH MOST OF THE EVENTS DID OCCUR IN-CHARACTER & IN-GAME. The Washington Block Piru street gang was formed in early 2019, within the western Panoptican Avenue apartment complexes. It is the successor of the Brimstone Block Piru street gang that controlled the majority of Idlewood back in 2008 to 2015, their headquarters being within the Brimstone Apartment Complex. It's roots technically go back to 2005, when the Brimstone Projects's illegal activity was controlled by four individuals named Terrance Dontrell, Hakem Wright, Eric Clay and Damian Ramsey. Terrance Dontrell became the symbol of the crew and eventually they rose to power within their projects, recruiting the many impoverished residents of the area into the street gang. Before long, Terrence Dontrell was influenced by gang culture, and by following the Bloods culture, those who looked up to him soon took after him. They began to call themselves the Brimstone Block Piru, the 'Brimstone Block' part being for the roots of their gang, and the 'Piru' moniker being used as tribute to the original Bloods. Eventually, the Brimstone Block Piru grew into half of Idlewood before finally meeting its border with the Spook Town Murder Squad, a Ganton street gang. When they first interacted, they immediately became rivals. Shortly afterwards, as the feud grew more violent... Terrence Dontrell was shot and killed by an STMS member. As his right hand man, Eric Clay led the Brimstone Pirus into war with the STMS although the war would be cut short by the LSPD. Though they were targeted by the LSPD, the Brimstone Pirus were still fresh at the time, and as a result, they weren't left completely broken after the LSPD raids. The same could not be said for the Spook Town Murder Squad. The Brimstone Pirus acknowledged their victory and began to rebuild. Seeing this war from afar, was the other half of Idlewood's underground. This street gang was named the 'Mercy' projects, founded by Andre Russell. Much wasn't known about the gang however, it is known that they tried to take advantage of Brimstone when the previous war left them less then qualified. Nevertheless, Brimstone had acquired the weapons necessary to fight this new war brought onto them by Andre Russell and his gang. Unfortunately, the LSPD has used the previous war as cause to investigate the Brimstone Pirus further, and as a result, the LSPD put a stop to this war quickly. Through it's lifespan, the Brimstone Pirus were referred to by numerous names, such as the Brimtown Made Mafia, the Brimstone Block Pirus, the Brims, and Brim Gang. It also went through a respectable amount of leaders, most notably Terrance Dontrell, Eric Clay, Lavaughn Humphrey, and Kendrick Oates. The Brimstone Pirus would soon die out, as the high ranking members were met with death by the hands of the 'Mercy' street gang, or incarcerated by the hands of the Los Santos Police Department. The remnants of the Brimstone Piru relocated to the Panopticon Avenue apartment complexes, where the culture of the Brimstone Pirus would carry on. UPON JOINING; MEMBERS WILL AGREE THAT ANY LEADER OF THE FACTION HAS THE ABILITY TO CK A MEMBER DUE TO ANY IN-CHARACTER REASON IF DEEMED FIT.
  12. 42 points
    MTA Server Script Update (v5.5.8.5) | March 6th, 2016 Highlights New features Too many to go through and name.. Highlights of main features for the MTA server are above. Improvements Removed all traces of text to speech! /look will now show weight in both lb and kg /911 calls will now appear in MDC call history MDC APB no longer includes the character name if none is provided Changed shop prices for discounted items: Old: buy a spoiler, which has a set price of $8000 with a 50% discount You pay $4000 The business profit increases by $8000 This takes supplies that cost $5600-8000 New: buy a spoiler, which has a set price of $8000 with a 50% discount You pay $4000 The business profit increases by $4000 This takes supplies that cost $2800-4000(30% - 0%) Localized versions of /s, /c, and /w (/s1, /s2, etc) that use the language in that slot. Show the caller's phone number when you receive a call Show the caller's name when you receive a call from a contact Show radar during DMV tests Reworked computer system/CEF browser Extensive FPS improvements for when you are using your mouse Adjustments Archived and cleaned up a lot of old features, more restructuring to still be ongoing. Character creation is labelled as lb's. Adjusted character name check warning if the name is too small or too long Seatbelt can only be buckled once in the vehicle, not while entering Fuel cap adjusted, big vehicles like buses now will properly consume fuel Renamed IGS and DMV bus stops Hide phone apps that are not complete Inactivity Scanner enabled Changed text displayed for when you have no sms' Inventory processing disabled while viewing the F11 map Disable CEF browser resizing Cleaned up some unused images You will fail the DMV test if you're in a different vehicle than what you started with Log SMS messages Phone no longer will be hidden when you enable private numbers /sms re-enabled as a shortcut to open your phone and send an SMS Disabled weapon & radio scrolling while the friends list is active Bug fixes Fixed paying double for items as a shop owner Fixed a K9 loop bug Fixed characters sometimes not spawning with default items Fixed MDC GUI being the wrong size Resized the MDC APB box to properly fit the width Text fix for opening the MDC without an account Fixed inconsistent trailer storage weight Fixed a warning for missing shaders for snow Fixed character description for CK'd bodies Fix for characters spawning at the wrong location(0,0,0) Fixed Vodka and Whiskey not being consumable Fixed sms not working after you hung up a call Donations text box size fix Fixed F11 map recalculating visible street nodes on each frame, instead of each map bounding box change Fixed new banadansas not showing up correctly Patched a possible security exploit in phones Fixed some firearm license issuing issues with the GUI Over 390 changes were not mentioned in this update. Only changes since I took ownership are listed here(minus the highlights section). Remember that even though we might not always have time to make a formal update post, we are always improving the script. Thanks! Server script version v5.1.5.0->v5.5.8.5 Kind regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Scripting Team
  13. 41 points
    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date What is the release date? This is the #1 most asked question we get every day. We have a new answer: watch the trailer above. What is the duration of the public beta? There isn't one. Once we're out, we are out. We'll continue to provide frequent script updates and when we're happy with removing the beta tag, we'll do so. Is there any wipe involved in the transition from public beta to full release? No. Will my MTA/OwlGaming account work for V? Yes, your account is shared across both games. Will there be stat transfers from MTA to V? No. While your core account data is shared (e.g. username, password), nothing else is. The logic behind this decision is that V is a separate universe from MTA/GTASA and it would not make sense that characters/factions exist as is within both, vastly different, universes. Will my GCs be usable on V? Existing donator perks will not transfer over. However, any GC acquired, even prior to release, can be redeemed on V. How do I connect to the server? How do I install the modification? We will be providing a connection guide closer to when the public beta is launched. Can I reserve MTA character names? MTA Characters that have been recently used and have a large number of hours played, will be unavailable to create on V. This is to prevent users from lazily using the exact same characters and character development (which doesn't make sense in a parallel universe) and to prevent trolling. We look forward to welcoming you all onto the V server shortly! Kind Regards, - OwlGaming Game Administration - OwlGaming Development Team
  14. 39 points
    Time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one is all about fire. Be sure to tick "HD" on the video player settings if you want to watch in high quality. Introducing Fire Missions We have added a variety of missions for the fire department to undertake including forest fires, churches on fire, etc. Each mission requires a unique response and requires the use of different vehicles & techniques. Fires spread and behave differently, some may reignite as you're fighting them, others will spread to trees, foliage and roofs of buildings. Certain missions will require the use of the FD helicopter to attack the fire in hard to reach areas for example the roof or deep in the forest where a fire truck cannot reach. These fires are 100% synchronized, including the spread of the fire and progress made fighting the fire. Creating scenarios is simple and can be done in minutes by a staff member. The creator does not have to specify each fire node, instead they specify basic meta data (a mission name and description), a root starting position and the modelling of the fire (how does the fire spread). We have many models for spreading and many places where a fire can start, or a fire could be started from a dynamic event (e.g. your car caught fire). This means that fire missions should not be repetitive, should create additional roleplay in the server and require no admin involvement (fires ignite, spread, reignite etc all on their own). Fire Department Helicopter To assist with fire fighting, we have added in functionality to the EMS helicopter. While hovering over a fire, the pilot of the helicopter can hit a button to drop extinguishing material on the flames. Media Words are never as cool as pictures & videos. Note that for testing, we've sped up the fire fighting process in the videos below. Fire Fighting: Fire Helicopter: Fire Fighters ready for action: Sadly, we had to ban ThatGuy after this screenshot for famous name. Deploying to the scene: FD Helicopter: Rural Fire Spreading Development Shot: Urban Fire Spreading Development Shot: Early Development Shot: Red = Root / Fire start position Yellow = Fire Spread nodes Green = Latest Fire Spread node Community Input We need your help in designing this feature. We want the communities input on what the reward should be for fighting the above fires? For example, should the faction bank balance get a boost? Should the participating players get a reward? How can we expand this feature and make it more interesting? Let us know what your ideas are! How is the development of Owl V going? Development is going good, making a good, content rich script which relies on nice intuitive user interfaces rather than complex SAMP-like commands is a massive task, similar to that which we undertook back when we made the MTA script. We really only focus on 'cool' things in these developer diaries, but a lot of smaller things go on behind the scenes which aren't as interesting to cover - for example, we recently expanded vehicle auto loans, vehicle rentals, property mortgages, and banking to include factions. Aside from that, the on-going UAT beta is helping us find and resolve bugs before launch rather than at launch. Got skills in GTA V Mapping or Web Development (HTML, CSS & Javascript)? If so, I am very interested to hear from you. Please reach out to me on Discord and show me what you can do. Special Thanks to the UAT As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Thanks for taking the time to read the developer diary and we look forward to making OwlGaming the number one place to roleplay in both GTA V and MTA.
  15. 39 points
    This development cycle took a bit longer than our usual ones due to summer trips taking up a lot of our time. However that doesn't mean we don't have some awesome stuff to show off Ask Us Anything We'd like to take some of our time to answer your questions as well as let you all participate a bit more in development. Please feel free to leave some questions below and we'll do our best to answer them! We have a question for YOU as well: Should using drugs give you scripted consequences? For example, should taking a drug like speed make your character have additional stamina? Should LSD give you screen distortions or control input swapping/confusion? Either way I would like to make visual effects for taking drugs. However finding a balance in what benefits some drugs might give you to damage resistance or stamina could become too OP to regulate or easily abused, simply spamming drugs with only benefits. For launch I don't believe we will be supporting addictions but that's definitely something I am interested in looking into. Shield A fully functional SWAT shield and RIOT shield have been added to the script. This shield protects the officer while still allowing the officer to shoot a handgun, similar to how you would in a SWAT raid in real life. See below for a demonstration. Running with shield on back + shooting at a shield: https://streamable.com/97mbw Walking, firing & first person: https://streamable.com/uesmf Walking with shield on arm: https://streamable.com/ub6rb Riot Shield model: World Objects We previously showed off the new inventory coming to Owl V. We've since expanded upon that so any objects in sockets will be shown on the players character (e.g. backpacks, holsters, firearms). M4 on player: Backpack on player: Support for latest GTA 5 DLC We added in support for the latest GTA 5 DLC ('After Hours'). This includes adding new vehicles for both purchase and rental as seen below: Bloopers & Misc. Not everything 'just works' the first time in development... I think we may have more shields than officers: Unfortunately, we currently have zero support for dogs who wish to carry a backpack: Nice touch: When it snows in GTA V, world objects gather snow also: If you're hungry, GTA 5 now has high definition tacos.
  16. 38 points
    “I have been to the Summit of the Mountain, Veliki. I have heard the words of God. I have mistaken the message. I have brought nothing but misfortune to those souls given to me… In my hubris, I did not consider my mortal fallibility. I was trying to build the Third Temple, as I thought was my calling… But as I sat in the hallowed earth, where the dead lay, a vision came to me. The End of All Things, my son.” Founding The Temple has fallen. Torn apart at its very foundation, through greed and treachery, complacence and neglect. What was once one of the largest and most powerful criminal organisations Los Santos had ever witnessed was now little more than a handful of lost souls. Marat ‘Veliki’ Morozov watched helplessly as the fraternal brotherhood he worked tirelessly to help create was at first picked apart through internal politics and in-fighting, and finally destroyed as those who remained faded into obscurity. Marat thought to himself that it was almost as if powers beyond his comprehension were at work, there seemed little other explanation for this sudden and unbelievable turn of ill-fortune. But Marat would not be cowed into submission so easily. His devotion to his mentor, and to the few loyal men that remained, would never be broken. And so he looked to the mistakes of the past, and returned to Rodina, to Little Moscow. There he established the Bratva Vostoka, the Brotherhood of the East. A return to the traditional ways of the Vor V Zakone, to the old ways of the rossiyskaya mafiya. Structure The Bratva Vostoka follows the structure of the traditional Russian Mafia, led by the Pakhan with his ‘two spies’ at his sides. Their job is to maintain operational security, collect profits from the Brigadiers and organise the mobs criminal activities. Below them are the Brigadiers (or captains), each one controlling at least one working unit of men. These working units are lead by a Bratok and consist of Shestyorka, the equivalent of an associate in other criminal organisations. They perform all manner of criminal activity, from extortion, to drug trafficking and murder for hire. Each of these ranks are arranged into the following groups: The Working Group The blue collar criminals of the Bratva. They perform the majority of the organisations criminal activities, in order to amass wealth for the Bratva. They are also responsible for recruiting new members. Bezymianny - Nameless. Unknown to the organisation and unrecognised by even its lowest members. They must gain favour with a Bratok by proving themselves in order to become a Shestyorka, the lowest rank in the Working Group. Shestyorka - Worker. The lowest official rank in the organisation. They report to a Bratok, or occasionally a Brigadier and must pay them tribute, an agreed percentage of their monetary earnings. Also referred to as the 'Six'. There are a few specialist roles that a Shestyorka can be assigned to depending on their abilities, they include: Byki - bodyguard, Krysha - enforcer, Torpedo - hitman. Boyevik - Soldier. Each Bratok controls one or more Shestyorka and organises their criminal activities. They are also the primary recruiters of the Bratva, and must seek out connections with other criminal groups. They also pay tribute to their Brigadier. Brigadir - Captain. The highest rank in the Working Group, each Brigadier runs their own criminal cell. They distribute weapons and narcotics and organise whatever criminal rackets they choose to participate in. There can only be up to four Brigadiers in operation at any time. The Elite Group The upper echelon of the Bratva's command structure. They organise the Bratva's criminal activities, collect debts and maintain security within the organisation. They also protect the Pakhan, as well as offering him advice when the situation calls for it. Obshchak - One of the Pakhan's 'two spies'. Leads the 'Security Group', Maintaining security within the organisation by monitoring internal politics as well as relations with other criminal groups and gathering intelligence. Sovietnik - The other of the 'two spies'. In charge of the 'Support Group', their duties involve watching over the Working Group to ensure its members remain loyal, whilst planning the Bratva's criminal activities and selecting who carries out specific jobs. Avtoritet - Governs the Working Group, acting as an intermediary between the Brigadiers and the Pakhan. Also works with the Sovietnik to plan jobs for the Working Group. Pakhan - The Patriarch of the Bratva. They hold dominion over the four criminal cells through each of their Brigadiers. They rarely interact with other members of the Bratva, except for the Brigadiers and other members of the Elite Group. By associating with this faction criminally or on an interpersonal level you automatically agree to the CK clause, and may be subjected to a CK at the leadership’s discretion, for whatever reason they deem necessary. not khram
  17. 38 points
    Hey all and welcome back! It's time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one has been a long time coming but is more than worth the wait, today we're going to be unveiling the Inventory. Let's begin with a video: Note: The above is a WIP and will change before launch. Everything Has Its Place We designed the inventory with the idea that everything you have in your possession, belongs to a location. Characters no longer have a 'global location' for storing items and amassing weapons which they can /me pull from anywhere. Instead, everything is in a container or socket. Items are also restricted from being placed in unsuitable/unrealistic containers & sockets. Easy to Use The new inventory is super easy to use. Despite having complex functionality such as item splitting, merging and container management - performing these actions is intuitive and done with only left mouse button clicks. Moving items between containers is a simple as drag and drop. Navigating containers inside containers is made easy by the container history shown on top. Item stack sizes & container sizes are shown via badges. What are Containers & Sockets? Containers are items that can hold other items - for example, backpacks, holsters, wallets. Sockets are positions on your character's body which, depending on the socket type, can hold containers or individual items. For example, you can only put a backpack on your back but you can store individual weed baggies in your back pocket. What about firearms? If they aren't in your hands, they will have to be stored in a suitable socket or container. For rifles, you may want to visit Ammunation to buy a sling for storing it on your back. For handguns, we offer various holsters which can fit onto various sockets (e.g. hip holsters, leg holsters). Can I drop items in the world? Yes. Drag the item you want to drop, onto the world and voila. Are there containers in the world/interiors? Yes. What about vehicles? Vehicles will run the same idea, where the vehicle will have various sockets for item storage. Are items visually represented on the character? It depends on the item & socket, but yes. What inventory limits does my character have? Your character will only be able to carry a certain number of items (expandable by using containers such as backpacks, suitcases etc). You are also only able to carry a set weight, this does not increase. Each container also has a limit on how many items it can hold, for example, a holster takes one gun only, whereas a backpack can carry multiple items and of various types. How is the progress? Progress is good. We are currently testing internally with multiple people. This is an on-going test with frequent updates (every script change gets pushed) to ensure that we get good coverage on our features/script. So, when is the next Developer Diary? We don't have a set cadence for these currently. We try to do them in our spare time without impacting the progress of our development. Additionally - unfortunately not everything we have to script is exciting enough for a developer diary! Special thanks to @ThatGuy who worked tirelessly on this with me. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord.
  18. 37 points
    "When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy." - Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo Gianfranco Costelli, born in 1888, was a man of honor in Sicily. In 1932, Costelli and most of his extended family immigrated to Chicago. The Costelli clan began extorting businesses across their own neighborhood and other neighborhoods in addition to hosting underground casinos across the city. In 1956, with the rise of Las Vegas as the prime gambling hotspot, Gianfranco decided he wanted in on the action. He sent his nephew Dominick Costelli and a small crew to Las Vegas with a large sum of money in an attempt to get in on the mafia’s action in Vegas. Costelli’s crew was able to buy into the operation of a high profile casino in 1957 after a lot of effort and persuasion, as well as 2.3 million dollars, but by the end of 1957 the gangsters controlling Vegas decided to expel the Costelli clan from Las Vegas. This was done with full knowledge that the small and decidedly powerless Costelli Family would not be able to retaliate. Vincent Botini (left) and three undisclosed associates. Captured by an FBI surveillance team, 1983. The Mafia in Las Vegas was correct that the Costelli Family would not retaliate, but instead, an outraged Gianfranco Costelli ordered Dominick and his crew to move further west and attempt to establish a new and better gambling hotspot. Gianfranco decided to establish his “Baby Vegas” in Los Santos, and in 1962, The Bighorn Casino and Resort opened its doors. As the overseer of The Bighorn Casino, Dominick became a sort of boss in San Andreas. Although he still kicked up to New York, he was allowed to establish a few street crews in the Los Santos area that engaged in extortion, murder for hire, loan sharking, and sale of goods on the black market. Gianfranco Costelli died in 1979 in Chicago, leaving his underboss Vincent Botini in command of the Chicago branch of the family. Dominick Costelli controlled the San Andreas operation until 1985 when he died of a massive stroke. In recent years, Botini’s grandson Thomas controlled the Chicago operation and had placed Stogie in charge of the San Andreas operation, including The Bighorn, in 2008. To this day, The Costelli Crime Family continues to engage in illegal gambling operations, vehicle theft, and black market trading, including narcotics and firearms. About a decade after Stogie had taken control of the San Andreas operation, he had piled up a large amount of debt with the Chicago branch, creating a minor tension between the two. In 2014, Arturo was found dead in his home with 8 gunshot wounds scattered throughout the upper-body and head area. It is assumed that his son has recently taken the reigns of operations and some theories within the family have surfaced that it was he who orchestrated the murder of his own father. By joining this faction you automatically agree to a CK clause. Any questions feel free to contact myself, @AlbanianMafia @Kevin or @Immaculate CC BY Image courtesy of The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove, University of Virginia Law Library
  19. 36 points
    MTA Development Blog #1 Introduction Hello and welcome to the first Development Update/Blog post for the Multi Theft Auto server. These development updates will work similar to the V updates where I will showcase features, improvements and some behind the screens stuffs the scripting team are working on for the Multi Theft Auto server. Let’s begin this update with showing off some upcoming features! ANPR System Recently @SjoerdPSV began working on a automatic number plate recognition system. The system adds ANPR checkers at each toll booth and also adds an ‘ANPR’ item which can be placed inside of LSPD cruisers. The ANPR system also adds a new section within the MDC where LSPD Officers can now add plates to which the ANPR scanners will look out for. Here is a screenshot of what the tolls triggering ANPR looks like: Vehicle Library Improvements A few months ago I began working on Improvements for the vehicle library due to the way it grabs the data and sends it to the client. The vehicle library has now been improved and also now has a search feature! Below are some screenshots of the improvement! Election Improvements As of recent there has been some backend improvements to the way the election script works, sadly these isn’t a flashy feature or anything but the new improvements allow the election system to be managed without Scripting Team involvement. There hasn’t been many public interface changes to elections but here's a screenshot of the manager GUI! Wearables The original idea came from Portside to have wearables in OwlGaming. After the split between Portside and the Scripting Team, Yannick decided to pick up the idea. Here’s his story: “After the split, I decided to pick it up. I had to start with clearing all the unnecessary functions and code that was in first. And yes, this was a pain in the ass. After I managed to get some clear sight on the script, I started with new features and upgrades to the code. As I had a lot of other things besides Owl, I didn’t really had the time to do it quick. After I managed to patch everything up, I decided to submit it for review. As I was at that time busy with my university, I didn’t really had the time to look into it. After looking into our Gitlab, I noticed I had over 40 discussions on the script. These were mainly code issues, but bugs as well. As I didn’t have a lot of time, these took ages to solve. Then I started working on it in between my lessons. As I didn’t had bug testers, I got help from DrJoseEvil. He was the guy that helped me out finding bugs and making new wearables, shoutout to him for that! So yeah, we’ve had this up’s and down’s with wearables. Let's say this script took us a year, while it could be done way quicker. Anyway, I hope this can be released soon. It needs a bit more code review before it can be dropped. In the meantime, enjoy the screenshots.” Changes to shops In the background I’ve been working on changes to the way shop system works, this includes how custom shops charge the store owner and also a new feature which allows players to add their own shop NPC’s based on the NPC limitation rule. Custom shops will be changing so you don’t have to pay them an hourly rate, instead they will take a percentage of the item on sale but will also require a minimum number of items within the store. Custom shop NPC’s will also cost a fee to install, this will be handled via the shop manager that I’ve created, I’ve attached a video & screenshots below that showcases this. There will be more media for this to come, there isn’t any new UI changes to the actual custom shop windows as of yet. (Maybe in a future dev update ) Bug fixes While we’ve not been working on features some of us have been working on bug fixes for various bugs found in the server. If you do find a bug on OwlGaming please report it at https://bugs.owlgaming.net OR use the Bug Reporter tab in F1. Looking to contribute? The scripting team is always looking for new talent, if you have a decent understanding of MTASA Lua & MySQL please complete the Scripter Qualification Test and Forum PM it to @Chaos . Final Notes Thanks to @Chaos, @Yannick, @Eloquent and @SjoerdPSV for all contributing to help the continuing development of OwlGaming MTA. Just as a side note the Script Update will be following this soon. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  20. 36 points
    Welcome to our next Developer Diary. Instead of lots of text, here's a video: Note: The above is a WIP and will change before launch. Certain UI elements will change to be buttons rather than sliders, character heads will not move during customization, and additional customization options will be added. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord.
  21. 35 points
    The Rustavi Network of San Andreas is a Eurasian TOC trafficking ring operating in the City of Los Santos. It is a part of the larger Rustavi Network which operates internationally. The Rustaveli around the world owe their allegiance to the Tibilisi Clan, which was formerly headed by the infamous Vor: Grandfather Hassan. It's primary operations are the importation and sale of the various contraband that is found in it's region of origin. The plethora of surplus Soviet firearms still in circulation. The pure heroin imported from the nearby Iran. The many exotic whores of Turkish delight. The counterfeit goods of Central Asia. The fraud of the Armenian mind. All is available. All is in stock. The Network's birth lie in the war-torn streets of a Civil War Georgia. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the nation was struck with a number violent internal conflicts that left it's populace in disarray. It was during this time that the Vors descended upon the land, picking the Caucasus clean as if it were carrion. As the wars raged on in the early 90s, the post-Soviet Vory began to fleece the new nation. Surplus Soviet arms were funneled into the streets. Every rebel had a Kalishnakov in his hand. And while the common Georgian people starved in the streets, the Russian crime bosses lined their pockets. However, not all were content to stand by idle as their misery was capitalized upon. It was during this time that many Vory began to work with the local criminals. During the Soviet period Georgian Vors were a minority in the Thieves' World. This wouldn't last for long. As the USSR fell the Vory in Russia slowly became irrelevant as the line between businessman and criminal became blurred. In Georgia this was not the case. The Vory grew in the Caucasus like no other, but so did the new breed of criminal. Hand-in-hand they forged the new paradigm that would shape the Georgian mafia for decades to come. The two major cities in which criminality flourished were Kutaisi in the West and Tbilisi in the East. A series of alliance began to develop that would see the smaller criminal groups side with the developing figures of each camp. The criminals of Rastavi were no different. As the wars raged on in South Ossetia and Abkhazian, the power of those in Rustavi began to grow as well. Rustavi was just a small suburb from the capital, but they forged a name for themselves as being particularly crafty. They avoided the tumultous period in one of the most dangerous cities in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall. By the late 1990s, only 3 major crime bosses from the old guard remained. Seeing themselves as denizens of Rastavi first and the capital second they made pact to work together as best as wolves can. Since then many bosses of the Rustaveli arrangement have come and gone. Their members flowing from one figurehead to another. From one country to another in a constantly changing shifting of alliances and betrayals. The Rastvelii ethic and code is still followed to this day, even if the traditions of the Vors are but a distant memory. The Rastavi Network now stretches to nearly every corner of the West and some areas of Russia. Wherever there is conflict; there's a Rastveli to sell you the means to end it. If there is a need to self-medicate, a Rastveli requires no prescription. And you can always find comfort between the thighs of a Rastveli's whore. The Rastveli is a merchant of all things. A Rastveli never goes hungry. It's been that way for generations. And it will always be. Rebels of the Abkhazia War The Rastavi Network is comprised of roughly a dozen Georgian crime bosses members scattered across the globe. Many of it's members entrenched in major metropolii in the richer Western nations. The bosses are collectively known as the Rustveli, despite many of their members hailing from Eastern Georgian, predominantly. Among their number are also the Kartvelian speaking minorities of Georgia. Such as the Yezidi or the Abkhaz, for example. All together this puts the Rustveli between 30-50 members globally. It is widely believed that a sizable percentage of these Rustveli are also Vory v Zakone. It is believed that this figure is in direct correlation with the large amount of Georgian Vory divided between the Kutaisi and Tibilisi criminal clans of the country and those Georgians abroad who are unaligned.. Though small, the Rustavi owe a great deal of their influence to connections with prominent members of the much larger Tibilisi Clan. The alliance that was once headed by Aslan Usoyan, the last true "Godfather of the Vors." Also due to their strategic location in the Caucasus the Rustaveli are able to manuever the Eurasian underworld with much more gravitas than many others. As such, they often ally themselves with other regional and ethnically, culturally, or linguistically similar criminals. Once this is considered, the number of organized criminals in their sphere swell from under a hundred to a legion of Eurasian criminals. that is estimated to be tenfold. The Rastavi Network in San Andreas The core of the Rastvelis in Los Santos are no different than those cells abroad. Mainly comprised of ethnic Georgians hailing from Tbilisi. It is rumored though that an hulking and terrifying Yazidi is amongst them, an overzealous fanatic of a demonic Peacock Angel. Some tell tales of a strange man in black with eyes so pale that they almost see through you. The Russians affiliated with the network are primarily found in Little Moscow. It is there that a man of Tatar origin is said to command respect amongst the local criminals. Another prominent figure is the Wolf. It is said ability to sniff out coin is unmatched Whatever the case, the influenced Russian criminals in Los Santos number in the dozens. One of the largest group that patronize the wares of the Rastavi Network. The Armenians. Unlike in other countries where the Rastavi make use of Armenian immigrants, those of San Andreas employ those of Armenian descent. In fact, two prominent members of the Armenian Power gang have found themselves doing business with the Georgians. While having grown out of their former lifestyle, these Armenians have become more professional but still command respect with their former peers. The Snake and the Hound play a game only they know. Chasing each other too and fro as rivals. There are always those that don't get along with the others. The three ethnic groups are largely compatible. For the reasons listed below, these groups have maintained a healthy distance and their own autonomy within the Rustavi hegemony. The Chechens piss off just about everyone. Militant Islamists aside, the Chechens of the Eurasian underworld are sometimes to valuable to ignore. Sometimes, even the most brutal Russian mobster fears the violence and brutality that the Chechens are capable of. For that reason, they are kept at an arm's length until they are needed. The Turks are comprised of mainly Anatolian Turks, but other Turkic peoples from Central Asia work with them as well. Most Armenians are not pleased to work alongside the Turkish in any capacity though. Due to a history of genocide, the relationship between the two groups is strained. Naturally. The Azeri have an intense dislike of Armenians. Much like the Turks this may be mutual. They are invaluable as the top producers and traffickers of Iranian heroin though. Some things must be put aside for the sake of profit. Firearms Trafficking Narcotics Trafficking Human Trafficking Financial Crimes Counterfeiting By associating with this faction criminally or on an interpersonal level you automatically agree to the CK clause, and may be subjected to a CK at the leadership’s discretion, for whatever reason they deem necessary.
  22. 34 points
    213 Hoodlums is a long-standing African-American street gang founded during the late 1975 in the southern district of Los Santos, San Andreas. Vol I. About The 213 Hoodlums. The 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood claims Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs and shows their activity and attendance nearby districts, even though they're situated in a tight rough spot due to the fact their gang is entirely surrounded by neighboring gangs. Without uncertainty, The 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood was a figure in gang violence that increased crime rates around Verdant Bluffs, Idlewood and Commerce in the late 1980s. Residents affirmed that the gang-affected the neighborhood so critical, that it shifted the homicide rate to proportions unheard of in Los Santos. An extensive portion of 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood affiliates was promptly incarcerated in the late 90s due to the rising tensions. How the conflict sprouted is unknown to many, including the modern-day members of the 213 Hoodlums Neighbourhood. Most of those who were interned were within the ages of 13-17, they hold an, even more, greater residence in Juvenile Institutions, and Juvenile Camps across the state of San Andreas as a result of the heavy embroilment in poverty-riddled activities. Vol II. Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs Riots. SOUTH CENTRAL Contrary to widespread belief, the Verdant Bluffs District drew a low number of visitants and civilians throughout the early 1960s and 1970s. Residents at Metropolitan Ave claim that the area is hard to live in, while others completely stay away from the area. Verdant Bluffs' history dates back to 1953, at that time Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs was a multicultural neighborhood Metropolitan Ave packed with a heavy presence of Hispanic Americans, with a minority of African Americans, Caucasian, and a few others mixed in between. Even then in the midst of the early-late 60s, Idlewood possessed a very high crime rate, because of the war against the Black Panthers and the government. Prostitution, robberies and car crime (especially carjackings). In the 1980s drugs (especially weed-cocaine) became the main issues. The area is deeply under scrutiny by Police aviation, aka "Ghetto Bird" or "The Bird." Manufacturing jobs were popular during the 1950s and 1960s. However, an unplanned reduction in jobs around 1963 also helped The Metropolitan Ave Riots. Once jobs caused began declining, this depressed the area; at the same time, the concentration of poverty-stricken residents, blended with a pervasive feeling of disenfranchisement and official indifference or hostility, caused the housing projects to become a breeding ground for criminal activities. Verdant Bluffs Riots In the implacable & black southside region of Metropolitan Ave, the racial tension stretched to another level after a fight between African-Americans and Caucasian residents of the Glen Park Homes. Law enforcement arrived at the scene of the riot, and Gerald J' Henry, a Caucasian police officer interlaced in an uproar with an African-American mechanic speculated of elevating the fight. However, as a crowd of Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs onlookers watched the brutal & dishearten death of Lamar Harrison (20) conflict spread & a riot roused by residents of the neighboring housing projects, and houses who were angered after years of unfair economic and political treatments. The Home Street District Riots was privately filmed by a helicopter, footage showcases how pedestrians & Law enforcement brutally terrified the streets of Verdant Bluffs and Commerce. Multiple people were shot, beaten or arrested, individuals in those riot events eventually ranged a bigger area of Verdant Bluffs, looting stores, torching buildings and markets, brawling police and firefighters. Around 120 rioters were injured, 10 were injured. Vol III. Neighborhood. As of 2016, the 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood is still an infamous and prominent African-American street gang. Most new affiliates of the street gang who have become known to the police through monitoring and arrests are within the ages of 14 and 24. 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood appear to have a higher interest in recruiting young men and young women who are in their late teens and early 90s rather than youths who are still in childhood or early adolescence. It stands to reason that the street gang, through recruiting this relatively older age group, are looking for more experienced and seasoned members. Their territory extends a larger amount than before.Metropolitan Ave is still known for its density, as such, it should be no surprise that many of the local youth are affected by this culture either through acquaintances or family. The latter being the case for many, be it an older brother, father or uncle that had ties to the Neighborhood. Not only that, but the 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood still remain strong within the area and kept it that way for almost 45 years. The 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood is one of the most murderous gangs in South Central, according to law enforcement. Upon entering and conspiring with 213 Hoodlums you automatically agree to a Character Kill (CK) Clause upon departure of 213 Hoodlums or betrayal against 213 Hoodlums.
  23. 34 points
    Character Kill Appeal In Game Account Name- Cross125 Character Name- Dmitri Nasonov Date of Incident- 08/28/2017 Supervising Administrator- ThatGuy Narrative- Introduction: Around two to three days before the CK I was involved in a Felony stop. To be more precise I received recorded audio/footage of someone with an eastern European/Slavic accent asking a manager, of a Hotel, 10 grand a month for 'protection' and after the earlier mentioned manager denied, the person with the Slavic accent responded with "We'll meet soon". The same day the manager has contacted another person, who at the time was at Santa Maria Beach, asking about their location. After the person told his/her location (not naming names to prevent MG) a black SUV followed the manager's vehicle all the way to Santa Maria Beach. At the time I & two officers were at Santa Maria Beach, out of our cruisers, on break. That's when I saw the manager's vehicle and that black SUV which has honestly caught me off-guard. You can even check logs of how we didn't take the manager seriously what so ever and didn't even believe that a Black SUV occupied times four was following him. The manager jumped out of his car and shouted "That's them", when that SUV drove into the parking lot fairly confident considering the two cruisers at the time were hidden behind a parked vehicle. The SUV drove into the parking lot enough to pass the parked vehicle and saw the two cruisers, when it decided to slam on the brakes, do a 180-turn and drive away going Eastbound, only slightly speeding, pretending not knowing what was going on. I & the other two officers had a split second to think before running towards our cruisers. I was close to mine and was the first one to follow the SUV and the other cruiser with the two other officers following me shortly after. - Evidence of on-going extortion of the manager. - Recorded indirect threats that they will "meet again soon". - Black SUV occupied times four following the manager after passing by his business slowly. - Black SUV leaving the scene after what looked like he noticed the cruisers. Which is enough for 'Reasonable Suspicion'. The Reasonable Suspicion alongside the circumstances justifies a felony stop. It was never "illegal" how Hurley claimed at the time. Let me further elaborate this. From the LSPD Handbook; "Felony Stops: A Felony Stop or "high-risk" traffic stop occurs when there is a strong reason to believe the vehicle contains a driver or passenger suspected of having committed a felony/serious crime, especially of a nature that would lead the officer to believe the suspect(s) may be armed (such as an armed robbery, assault with a weapon, or an outstanding felony warrant for the registered owner)." We had a reasonable suspicion that the SUV was involved in extortion which according to the penal code is a felony and punishable up to 5 years in prison. (5 days OOC'ly.) If needed, I also got a recording of a Sergeant (who now got promoted to a Lieutenant) and 3 other officers talking with Salsa that the felony stop was absolutely justified. I was also not scene-command during the felony stop. There was a Sergeant with a 'Sergeant'-Badge on the scene the whole time who was scene command. _____________________________________________ The CK: It was around 22:20 when I decided to hop InGame to get one or two more tickets for a ticket quota. I drove out of the PD's garage when I responded to another officer's location who was involved in a traffic stop with a wrapped BMW. We were west of DB, just next to it. As we all know that part of town is extremely crowded. As a secondary unit in the traffic stop, I was more busy watching my surroundings than the traffic stop itself, which is what you do. It would be impossible to pass the traffic stop in a vehicle or on foot without me noticing it. During the traffic stop of the BMW north-west of DB is when I rolled down my windows to catch what the initiating officer was saying. There was only a single vehicle which drove past the traffic spot slow enough while my windows were rolled down to properly see my face and I even got a screenshot of that vehicle. I got a reason of why I know that the vehicle wasn't involved with the CK but more to that at a later point. The traffic stop was about to end with the driver of the BMW getting a ticket for reckless driving when I saw an RS Haul van racing past me, skipping an intersection later on in the process. Of course, I decided to follow the van and pull it over. The van came to a halt east of the County General Hospital. At this point it is easier to explain with logs: [2017-08-28 00:32:37] [Output] : ✪ Dmitri Nasonov rolls their windows up. [2017-08-28 00:32:37] [Output] : ✪ Doni Provacci rolls their windows up. [2017-08-28 00:33:17] [Output] : * Doni Provacci buckles in their seatbelt. * [2017-08-28 00:33:30] [Output] : [English] ((Dmitri Nasonov)) Megaphone <O: This is the Los Santos Police Department, pull over to the side of the road and tur [2017-08-28 00:33:30] [Output] : n your engine off! [2017-08-28 00:33:50] [Output] : * Dmitri Nasonov reaches his right hand to a chest mounted "Motorolla" radio as he presses on the PTT button, speaking into it * [2017-08-28 00:34:06] [Output] : * Marko Bezruchko takes out his cellphone. * [2017-08-28 00:34:17] [Output] : * Marko Bezruchko puts down his cellphone. * [2017-08-28 00:34:28] [Output] : * Marko Bezruchko removes their helmet. * [2017-08-28 00:34:30] [Output] : [English] [#**] Dmitri Nasonov ((In Car)) says: T-607 to Dispatch, 10-55 on a RS Haul Van, plates reading '..- 10-6. [2017-08-28 00:34:32] [Output] : * Dmitri Nasonov reaches his right hand to a chest mounted "Motorolla" radio as he presses on the PTT button, speaking into it * [2017-08-28 00:34:44] [Output] : * Marko Bezruchko withdraws the Fort-12B from his dufflebag and takes aim with haste. * [2017-08-28 00:34:49] [Output] : * Dmitri Nasonov's head was blown off. * ( Note that the ***'s are there to prevent possible MG of the PD's radio frequency. ) I have already addressed the rolled down windows but I want to point something out. There's almost a 1-minute gap between rolling my windows up and pulling over the van. I already rolled up the windows before even starting to chase the Van. As I said I literally was about to clear from the traffic stop, when the van flew past me. Anyhow, why am I addressing this? Simple. How did Marko knew it was me? I strongly believe that Marko has made a genuine mistake in terms of knowing who I was. Marko wasn't involved in the felony stop, so I'm not quite sure how he knew who I was in the first place and how he managed to know that it was me in that TED-Cruiser. Let me elaborate. I was driving a TED-Cruiser. A different one than the one from the felony stop. We have more than one of the white TED-cruisers. Also, the cruisers are completely tinted especially from the back. Please explain this to me. _____________________________________________ My third point is the fact that the CK-procedure itself was unfair. Let me explain by taking a closer look at the logs. [2017-08-28 00:34:30] [Output] : [English] [#**] Dmitri Nasonov ((In Car)) says: T-607 to Dispatch, 10-55 on a RS Haul Van, plates reading '..- 10-6. You can ask absolutely anyone from the PD and they can confirm that this is not how you radio-in/call-in situations. There was a very good reason why this radio message was so vague. I couldn't read the vehicle's name, nor plate via pressing 'alt'. The driver's name blocked the information of the vehicle. That's why I just said RS Haul Van and didn't specify what so ever. 10-6 means stand-by. Also the same reasoning behind it. I couldn't read the vehicle's plates and was forced to face my camera south, making it possible to read the "alt"-information but also limiting my view, especially what was going on on my left. I also was writing. [2017-08-28 00:34:32] [Output] : * Dmitri Nasonov reaches his right hand to a chest mounted "Motorolla" radio as he presses on the PTT button, speaking into it * This is my bind when I press "Y". Note my RP. I RP'ed having a chest mounted radio which means that I would still be normally sitting in my cruiser and RP'ly just reading out loud the plates of the vehicle. I would have easily seen Marko approaching me from behind through my driver's side side-mirror and reaching for his duffle bag as seen by his /ame. I was typing and not able to physically defend myself. I don't want to sound ignorant but I've been involved in 4 different shootings where I was able to put multiple rounds into suspects without even get hit once. It would be very likely that IC'ly I would have some experience regarding handling a gun and OOC'ly I can more than definitely assure that if I wasn't typing nor was forced to have my camera at an awkward angle, the outcome would be completely different. After my first CK (where I got shot because I decided to think for a second and not to shoot someone who shot me shortly after) I have a tendency to be trigger-happy. Hell, I almost shot two guys with less than 5 hours the other day at RS Haul because they decided to approach my cruiser from behind during a speed trap near some trees. _____________________________________________ TLDR; -What was the actual reason for the CK? -How did Marko knew it was me even though he didn't personally knew me, me using a different cruiser and my cruiser having window tint? -Was the CK situation really fair? _____________________________________________ A couple words regarding the "private" CK application. Is there a special reason why the CK application was "private" through contacting a UAT member instead of through the open-forum-contact when the CK application can be reviewed by multiple admin (UAT) members? I can also recall that on CK applications you have to be somewhat specific on how the CK is going to be executed. Does the CK application really say "Follow random cruisers until Dmitri was found and shoot him on sight"? Because quite frankly that is what has happened in the CK. I also would like to talk about the fact that it was late, 22:30 to be more precise. I do have a genuine belief that the people executing the CK didn't search for me until they most likely used /id (or similar) to find out that I was online. What are the odds that I was found literally 20 minutes after me leaving the PD Garage in such a large city. I even once complained the other day in /f how the town feels so empty even though 130 people were online. _____________________________________________ I would like to thank you for reading and taking your time. Evidence- -Refer to the Narrative. Method of Death- 9mm (?) shot. Have you attempted to resolve this already with the supervising administrator?- Yes
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    The Yokel Mafia or The County Mob is a loose group of rural criminals operating on the outskirts of Los Santos. It is mainly comprised of career criminals with generational ties to the land. It is said that it's success it somewhat due to the "good ol' boy" tradition. A form of backwoods cronyism in practice in regions of the American South. This sort of reputation makes the group particularly ingrained in their local society and this degree of loyalty makes it hard for the criminal underworld of Red County hard to penetrate.. So while it also boast various yokels, vagabonds, convicts, marauders, and men of ill-repute it can be said that these men are simply chasing their version of the American Dream. It's hard to hold that against a man when you've known him your entire life. The bad seeds in Red County are often viewed as outlaws and living folk heros. Growing up in the country, youngin's want to be the cowboy, not the lawman. It's this kind of mentality that allows this organization to thrive. Regardless, these men have have banded together for a variety of reasons. The usual fantasy of the freedom and success that quick riches provides. Many are renegades who wish to live life on their own terms. Having rejected the ideals of mainstream society, they wish to pursue their own means of climbing the social ladder. Many view Los Santos and it's urbanite culture as disdainful and indicative of the cultural shift that their country is undergoing. For this reason, many members of this organization have retreated from the wider world and have grown distrustful of all governments due to the abuse that many believe they have suffered, and have began to develop a cult style following of their leader. The group wishes to secure land in which they can call their own, fortify themselves from the outside world and live in peace. One such man is the venerable Clyde Dickens. Many local criminals have banded together around this patriarchal figure in search of guidance. This has recently brought this nebulous network of Red County criminals into a tighter cohesion. A veteran of multiple armed conflicts, he was a man who felt used by his government and alienated on his return home. This sort of detachment is common to many who engage in longstanding criminality. His expertise and contacts to other former service members have resulted in the organization proclivity towards various rackets. They are known to take part in various illicit activities in order to satisfy their lifestyle. Drug trafficking in the form of clandestine meth or crack labs, to prescription opiate distribution, even ties to heroin trade of the Golden Crescent. Strong armed robberies, burglary, extortion, and other physical thefts. Even something as sophisticated at credit card fraud and other forms of forgery. They have been known to bootleg and dabble in prostitution. From after hours bars to country brothels. Nothing is beyond consideration for the county's criminal elite. Beyond The County After extreme loss of profits and halting business procedures, hierarchy of The Mob have concluded that establishing strategic business relations with the city is needed for their best advantages to help support their ventures. From drugs to weapons and prostitutes, nothing was left out of consideration for trade and distribution. The Mob has chosen that if they want to proceed with their way of life, outside of the law they have to remain discrete and reinforce their originally planned ideas for business to continue on, while still raking in the profits. It is a massive change to the Mob's standard of business but it is a risk they're willing to take in order to improve their organization and underworld relations. The Mob will do what they must to achieve their goal, and they aren't ready to take jobs from city slickers or the government. Clyde's Law The following are laws known commonly amongst members of the mob. 1. No faggots or city slickers 2. Have pride in America 3. Salute only to the American flag 4. God's word is law 5. Logically, Clyde's word is also law 6. No foreigners 7. Sacrifice will benefit or ensure rewards. Lore - Leaders & Notable Members. Clyde Dickens - 62 Years of Age. Vietnam & Afghanistan Veteran. Former US Military Sergeant. Discharged due to the accidental killing of a member of his unit, and blowing the arm off another because of hesitating while throwing a grenade in a firefight. Suffers from severe PTSD, violent outbursts and anti-social behaviour Clyde Dickens is a sixty two year old veteran, he served in Vietnam and Afghanistan. Due to the violent death of his pregnant wife and pet dog, he has no other living blood relative left, thus feeling hopeless and suicidal at times. Clyde spent nearly three decades of his life (28 years) serving in the military because he refused to retire. The only desires Clyde had prior to the death of his wife was to return home to his new child and loving wife after the war ended, but his only motivation to keep hoping of returning home was completely abolished after his pregnant wife died in a car accident, because of a drunk driver t-boning her vehicle. After the end of Vietnam and the peace keeping period, Clyde would remain as a hermit in his apartment, drinking and abusing medication as he can only wait to be recalled so he may resume service. Clyde refused to accept love after the death of his wife, and he no longer felt welcome in normal society, leaving him with a very small handful of people he can call associates or friends. Due to the tragedies of September 11th, Clyde was able to partake very shortly in the invasion, due to being discharged. During a firefight with enemy forces, Clyde decided to toss a grenade but had hesitated when doing so. When Clyde finally threw the grenade, it detonated once it traveled far enough to kill one member and blow the arm off another member of Clyde's unit. Clyde sustained a concussion, along with some minor wounds. Due to the incident, Clyde was dishonorably discharged, after using the excuse that his sleeve was snagged on a piece of wood, the real incident was kept from the media and the grenade was claimed to be thrown by the enemy forces and not a member of the unit. From 2002 and after, Clyde survived as a homeless vagabond. Clyde would travel by foot, performing crimes ranging from theft under 1,000$ to first degree murder, doing whatever to survive. During 2017, Clyde rejoined with a member of his Vietnam unit, Randy Boyle and a few new homeless friends. Boyle was a childhood friend of Clyde who served with him till the end of Vietnam, and now serves with him as a partner in crime. Randy Boyle - 60 Years of Age. Vietnam & Afghanistan Veteran. Former US Military Combat/Field Medic Discharged dishhonorably for prescription medicine abuse - and discharged due to injuries and PTSD. Suffers from severe PTSD, and anti-social behavior. Randy Boyle is a 60 year old Afghanistan and Vietnam US Military Veteran, who intends to do anything in order to survive. Randy's childhood was filled with abnormal like behavior. Randy was a child which loved and was fascinated by gore and horror, blood, severed body parts and all things alike where a normal occurrence in Randy's childhood coloring books, where he'd depict battle scenes from various war stories he had heard, all gore filled and bloody alike. His relationship between his parents had been very good and his parents cared for him, and loved him very much even though he was indisputably an abnormal child. Randy's love for gore and horror lead him to entering the military as a field medic in Vietnam, where he could get a fix for his anti-social horror filled mind. He was fascinated by the human body, the anatomy of it, the way it worked, and he got to see far too much of it in Vietnam. This lead to him denying his normal self, and caused him to frown upon his former thoughts, although he still loved medicine, and the way the army operated, and was undoubtedly a honest and loyal man he threw away the gore and horror. Getting through Vietnam along with Clyde Dickens, the duo ventured forth and many years later joined in, participating in the war on terrorism in which Randy still served as a combat medic. Randy's love for the military lead him to suffering with slight PTSD, and whilst still in the military abusing prescription drugs. Randy was dishonorably discharged for abuse of prescription drugs. Leaving him on the street, with slight PTSD, injuries and a need for prescription drugs. He and his life long partner in crime Clyde Dickens accompanied him, and they have survived together for the majority of their life, still operating together to this day. Justin Devion (Right) Jack Gabriel (Left) Both former Private 2nd Class of the US Military. Discharged for drinking and getting high on duty. Suffers from anti-social behavior. Justin and Gabriel are both long time friends who came from families with relatives in the military. The two aspired to become soldiers to aid the war effort in Afghanistan, which they managed to achieve by signing up for the military. The duration of the duo's service was short lived after they were discharged for multiple infractions of consuming alcohol and prescription medication on duty. Justin and Gabriel were forced to the streets after their discharge, because their families refused to take them in due to being heavily ashamed of their actions. The two families disowned their sons and kicked them to the curb. For the next sixteen years, Justin and Gabriel lived in multiple homeless shelters and the streets as they tried to get back on their feet. The duo eventually found it helpless on trying to get handouts, and they decided to take a stand and pile their money together to purchase a old rusty van off a scrapyard lot. The van served as a home and business for the two, they sold various items at The Stacks and were doing alright for the time being. Clyde Dickens encountered the duo at Stacks after being released from prison and decided to become acquainted. The relation between the two and Clyde grew strong, Clyde became a great friend and business partner with the two, living on the streets together and making money. Clyde taught the two new ways of gathering food, such as hunting small animals with a pellet rifle. Soon after Randy was found, living in a hole in the sand, waiting for Clyde to return, the trio became a quartet. The four became the best of friends, and to this day they have become the soul leadership of the Mob. Earl Irwin - 43 Years of Age Lucrative and low profile sociopath, arms trafficker from Springdale, Utah. Around October 9th 2017, Earl Irwin arrived in Red County upon call of the mob. Irwin being a long time friend of Randy Boyle, his assistance was requested to oversee firearms and drug trafficking operations. Earl is a lucrative low profile firearms trafficker from Springdale, Utah. Irwin has successfully expanded the operations of the mob since his arrival and has earned the respect and envy of his associates in the mob. Due to Earl's success, he has been appointed leadership of Cliff Town, the private community the mob established to help shield themselves from outsiders and keep their puritan ideology safe. Within a month or two of Earl's occupation of Cliff Town he was able to essentially brainwash his associates into following his puritan ideology and beliefs of mythical creatures. Earl currently resides in Cliff Town, ensuring it is protected at all times. Garland Abermurly - 42 Years of Age Short tempered slow thinker who served in the military, born in South Dakota, raised in Monahan Texas. ((OOC))
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    The Jackals Motorcycle Club The Beginning Founded by Douglas "Sully" Sullivan, in March 2019. After leaving Nevada and the US Military behind, Sully discovered Angel Pine - Forming a quick connection with the town. Feeling a personal mission to revive the town of Angel Pine, Sully soon formed The Jackals Motorcycle Club (The Jackals). With his love for Motorcycles, Brotherhood and the road - The Jackals quickly grew, with a solid core of loyal individuals. The Jackal’s initial goals and ambitions were to be a charitable and a non-profitable organisation to put back into the community of Angel Pine; with the likes of charitable events, fundraisers, employment and more. These goals slowly but surely became clouded, with the unforeseen future of illegal distribution of contraband, such as; narcotics and firearms. The money and allurement nature of illegal activities soon appealed to the members of The Jackals. Before long, they discovered themselves travelling down a slippery slope of illegitimate acts. The Aryans Shortly after forming The Jackals, Sully was approached by a familiar face, “Kappi”. The two first met when Kappi was thrown from his Harley Davidson, by a reckless driver. Sully assisted him by the roadside, repairing his bike, and their alliance grew ever since. Being a Councilman for the neighbouring Aryan Knights MC, Kappi approached Sully with a proposition; that the Aryan Knights MC would support The Jackals MC - under the condition that Sully was able to demonstrate his ability to manage and maintain The Jackals fully, along with proving his strengths and competence towards the Aryan Knights. Now under the watchful guard and support of the Aryan Knights Motorcycle Club, The Jackals Motorcycle Club grows stronger and lasting with each day. The Future As The Jackals continue to thrive in the heart of Angel Pine, they have successfully been able to retain their founding and charitable goals in which they first set out to accomplish - however, not without the expense of remaining legitimate. Since their founding days, The Jackal’s have since been intoxicated with the unforeseen, but embraced changes of becoming a strong illegal organisation. With Sully’s family members close to being released from Nevada State Prison, who knows what the future may hold for The Jackals? ((If you’re involved with this Faction, whether that be membership, or prolonged interactions / business - you could be subject to a CK, after being heavily discussed by Faction management))
  26. 33 points
    The Southside Asian Boyz 1226 Prior to 1975, most of the few Cambodians in the United States were children of high-income families or had government-funded scholarships sent abroad to attend school. There was no history of immigration from Cambodia into the United States. After the fall of Phnom Penh to the communist Khmer Rouge in 1975, a few Cambodians managed to escape but it was only after the régime was overthrown in 1979 did large waves of Cambodians began immigrating to the US as refugees. Between 1975 and 1994, nearly 158,000 Cambodians were admitted. About 149,000 of them entered the country as refugees, and 6,000 entered as immigrants and 2,500 as humanitarian and public interest parolees. To encourage rapid cultural assimilation and to spread the economic impact, the US government settled the refugees in various towns and cities throughout the country. However, once established enough to be able to communicate and travel, many Cambodians began migrating to certain places that the climate was more like home, they knew friends and relatives had been sent, or there were rumored to be familiar jobs or higher government benefits. Consequently, large communities of Cambodians took root in cities such as Long Beach, Fresno and Stockton in California, Providence, Rhode Island, Cleveland, Ohio; as well as Lynn and Lowell in Massachusetts and Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1994, Cambodians admitted into the United States have entered the country as immigrants and not as refugees, but the number per year is small. Most of the increase in the ethnic Cambodian population in the can be attributed to American-born children of Cambodian immigrants or of people of Cambodian descent. The 2010 census counted 276,667 persons of Cambodian descent in the United States, up from 206,052 in 2000. Of them, 231,616 (84%) are all-Cambodian and 45,051 part-Cambodian. S/S Asian Boyz 1226 is a street gang situated in Ganton, Los Santos. The Asian Boyz in Los Santos have been until 2018 non-existent, as majority of the sets have been defunct or focused primarily on small and diversified crime, whereas the Southside Asian Boyz have made a name for themselves during the recent years. The set in Ganton, like the other sets of the Asian Boyz, was originally founded as an effort of protection for Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees from the more numerous American gangs in their localities. According to the FBI, the gang consists predominantly of Cambodian members, while Filipinos, Vietnamese, Laotians, Thai and Japanese members comprise sizable numbers. Edward Huynh photographed on Freedom Street, circa 2018. As an alternative to the nearly non-existent old school representatives of the Asian Boyz, Edward Huynh setup his own cell of the Asian Boyz in Ganton with his collection of young delinquents. This new and violent crew overran the other gangs in Ganton and took over, starting a new era for the Asian Boyz. The era of Edward Huynh. The gang would prey on young teenagers who lived in struggle, providing a feeling of being apart of something larger and powerful to the youth in the area, the intoxicatingly easy money and the sense of a brotherhood manipulates the foolish and the young easily. The gang profited from stealing cars and electronics, and slowly started to transition into drug trade. As the gang stepped into drug trade, they were met by completely new issues, the presence of larger and fearsome drug trafficking organizations and territorial problems forced the group to invest into firearms, which is where the ABZ displayed their violence. The set was now recognized by neighboring gangs, but like for many, fame and power makes people do stupid things, Edward Huynh started to become careless and was eventually gunned down by his supposed allies on November 23rd, 2018. Thomas Pham photographed in front of Lil Cambodia Recordz, circa 2018. After the death of Edward Huynh and several other key people in the Asian Boyz, Thomas Pham took over. He had learned from Edward's mistakes, and instead of flaunting the groups power and provoking fights, he encouraged the men under him to focus purely on profiting and to only fight if provoked, Thomas Pham raised the status of the gang in the underworld, and made them seen as more professional criminals than braindead savages, although the group is still seen as disorganized and violent, they are a far cry from the group that Edward ran. Rules Upon associating yourself with S/S Asian Boyz 1226 on a criminal or interpersonal level you automatically agree to a Character Kill clause. The leadership reserves the right to Character Killing your character for any reason at any time. All ties to the faction should be made In-Character. Follow the server rules. Understand that upon joining the faction officially you give consent to all forms of disgusting roleplaying. Screenshot permission is REQUIRED. Faction hoppers are not welcome. If you are not committed to play with us, then don't play at all. During your time in S/S Asian Boyz 1226 you will develop your character to the fullest, if you intend on joining an illegal faction for shooting and making quick money, consider joining some other faction.
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    Drug Epidemic Hits Los Santos A young woman has sadly lost her life after taking a mix of Heroin and Cocaine that had been cut with the opiate medication Fentanyl. Cheap market prices has seen a large batch of Heroin and Cocaine appearing on the streets of Los Santos for junkies to get their fix. Unfortunately, it appears that the recent batches have been cut with a mix of Fentanyl, a pain medication that is said to have been 50 times stronger than Heroin. The 18 year old female was found unconscious in an alleyway in Idlewood and was later declared dead by EMT’s on scene. Drug paraphernalia found nearby was tested and came up positive for traces of both Heroin and Cocaine. An autopsy was done as part of the investigation into the cause of the woman’s death. Results showed that the cause of death was due to an overdose with high traces of Fentanyl in her system. What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful opioid drug used in the treatment of severe pain. However it is being used more and more as a mix with Heroin or Cocaine due to how powerful the effects are - Fentanyl is said to be 50 more times more concentrated than morphine. The effects of the drug are rapid and roughly last for one to two hours. Over the past few years, Fentanyl has appeared in the streets, often laced into the illicit heroin supply. Law enforcement officials believe that most of this Fentanyl comes from labs in China, where it’s produced without being under the supervision of US drug regulators and law enforcement officials who aim to stop the drug being used for recreational purposes. Fentanyl is then shipped from China to the US, normally through Latin America where it is then cut into heroin by drug traffickers and dealers. These groups can then make more money out of their newly cut heroin due to it having more of an effect in lower doses, making it a must buy for any user. In 2016 New South Wales State Coroner Michael Barnes in Australia issued a warning about a "deadly" batch of heroin, saying that in each overdose case the person was found slumped on the floor with a syringe in their hands, or needles and other drug paraphernalia nearby. This echos similarity in regards to the recent incident on our doorsteps in Los Santos. An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opioids (opium-like substances), including 9.2 million who use heroin. How did the batch come to Los Santos? According to sources and LSPD investigations, the fentanyl laced drug shipments were brought into Los Santos by drug traffickers who then supplied several gangs and criminal organizations in Los Santos. Drug busts by the LSPD are becoming more frequent where large quantities of illicit drugs are found laced with fentanyl. This was brought to light recently when several raids by the LSPD in conjunction with the DEA led to the discovery of several of several kilos of Heroin and Cocaine. Unfortunately it appears that the group had been dealing with other criminal parties in Los Santos for quite some time, meaning that there is a high chance of potential lethal batches of Heroin and Cocaine circulating Los Santos and the surrounding areas. Speaking to one individual who wished to remain anonymous, our reporter was told that there have already been signs of a decrease in sales in regards to Heroin and Cocaine due to the death of the young woman, along with dealers not wishing to be the cause of potential further deaths due to not knowing whether their supply is part of the bad batch. Due to the recent implications in regards to Class A drugs, there has been a large increase in demand for so called ‘Party Drugs’ which has started making more of an appearance on the street’s of Los Santos. The drugs such as Ecstasy, hallucinogens, and prescription pills often alter the users perception of reality, making it a hit for those who often want a break from real life struggles and instead feel more ‘confident’ and ‘excited’. Since users of Class A’s have starting to look for other options to feel ‘high’, there has been more of a supply and demand for these types of drugs, meaning that people are willing to pay a higher price in order to get their hands on them. The advice given out by the Drug Enforcement Agency is to remain vigilant and to report any potential drug related incidents to the authorities. Sparta News warns it’s readers that taking these kinds of drugs can be extremely dangerous due to the difficulty of being able to predict the drug’s strength, what the effects will be and whether they contain poisonous ingredients, and therefore to avoid taking any illegal drugs at all costs. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you or someone you know has a drug problem and would like to seek advice please visit the Saint Ernest Medical Center. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have a Story you wish to share with the Community? Want to be featured by Sparta Media? Email us at: [email protected] This is an FT sponsored event.
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    Iron Giants Motorcycle Club Information & Operation Iron Giants MC is an african-american 1% Motorcycle Club based in San Andreas, Palomino Creek. The club was founded in 1991 by Huey Illomeyrs and five of his friends in Wisconsin. As time went on the club expanded due to the nature of it being for minorities, chapters began to pop up in different states such as Louisiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and San Andreas. The club has had a reputation of being very proud of their race and social status within the community in different states. The operations within the club vary but the most popular is handcrafting beers and beef jerky. Origin The chapter in San Andreas was created in late July 2018 by Warren Clifford - son of the founding member Jackson Clifford. Warren moved to Los Santos after a conflict with his father about impregnating a teen back in Wisconsin. He tried to get into association with gangs and different criminal groups but nothing lasted long due to his heart being around motorcycles and the way of life around them. Warren went back to Wisconsin in search for a right path through being a father to his daughter. San Andreas His father Jackson thought that Warren could stay but the other founding members believed that Warren was not fit to stay in Wisconsin and offered him to be sent back to San Andreas to start a chapter with two trusted advisors from the mother-chapter. Warren went to San Andreas with his wife and daughter, Jackson funded the start of the chapter in Palomino Creek but after the money was given to Warren - there was no trace of Jackson. Due to Warren being fooled by the other founding members, he is not eager to talk to his father as he thinks that he is well respected. The whereabouts of his father are unknown and unspoken of till this day. ck clause ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Blacksmith's Bar & Grill The Blacksmith's Bar & Grill is the base of operations for the Iron Giants MC. Throughout years it has and remained as an entertaintment facility - now for the MC. Even though the club has a memberbase filled with african-american and hispanic individuals, everyone is welcome to spend time in the bar. This is the main way to have direct contact with the faction and create interesting and new roleplay experiences within Palomino Creek. The bar is open every other evening for a couple of hours, events are being held every two-three weeks and will be heavily advertised throughout the community. The menu in the bar is very short and that said - it is not a place to go and have dinner, it's a place to get wasted and act stupid. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Wise Giant Foundation The Wise Giant Foundation (SA) is a charity organisation formed by the Iron Giants Motorcycle Club in 2018. The aim of the foundation is to provide needed facilities to areas which are not as populated such as Montgomery, Blueberry, Dillimore and Palomino Creek. The money is raised through normal donations, public auctions and charity events which are held in Palomino Creek. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EVENTS
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    End of January 2018 Newsletter Welcome all, to the first newsletter of the year. A tradition which we plan on continuing as we move forward here at OwlGaming! The structure and goal of this newsletter is to create a central focus point where important and interesting information can be easily found, month to month. Community Q&A When Chaos took the reins of OwlGaming from Maxime, a key point for him was to maintain communication with the community. As some of you will recall, one of the first big things Chaos did was have a large, open, community-wide meeting dedicated to answering the questions of all members of the community that participated. The beginning of this promising year was no different. We, in the spirit of staying transparent and communicative with the community, had another question and answer event on Teamspeak that lasted two hours. We believe it went well and hope you all enjoyed it and had your questions answered! A few of the most common questions and their responses will be detailed below. (lots of V stuff! ) Question: Will we be able to transfer assets from MTA to V? Answer: No, the GTA V server will be a fresh start. Existing official factions will have the ability to transfer though. These official factions will likely have beta access to get themselves situated so we have factions running on day 1 of launch. We are still in the process of figuring out how much of a bonus we want to give players during the first week of launch. Question: Will MTA be abandoned for V? Answer: No. The UAT has not even entertained the prospect of shutting down or abandoning MTA. It will last for as long as the community shows interest in playing it. It continues to receive script support from our staff of MTA scripters who are regularly putting out updates and will always receive critical support from Chaos. For example, Eloquent recently fixed over 80 bugs and the scripters all together have over a dozen features that were added or will soon be added. Question: Is there a release date or estimate for V? Answer: Currently we have no public release date although we do have internal milestones and dates that the developers are working hard to meet. Question: Is the server still updated? We only see script updates posted now and again. Answer: The script is continuously updated on the live server to fix bugs as soon as possible and implement features regularly. Instead of posting every time there is a small change, the development protocol right now is to announce a script update when we have a lot of new stuff. This saves time so a post isn't needed every few days but the server receives the same attention it always has. Observant players will notice new features on the live server or fixed bugs before the official update is posted. Faction Team A lot of hard work has been going on to improve the Faction Team and their interactions with and support for the factions that exist. We've had multiple productive meetings, set short and long-term goals and gotten the UAT directly involved with the Faction Team to ensure that improvements continue. Those of you involved in illegal roleplay especially should already be seeing a big improvement in weapons and drugs bring provided to kickstart many factions in lieu of an official faction like Khram deciding to disband. Faction Team members have been assigned factions and are in the process of updating our Faction Database so we can better track what support a faction receives. (or does not receive, so we can figure out what is lacking!) For faction leaders, please be sure to check your private messages and respond to those inquiries. We've moved forward with assigning members to monitor certain factions so there is a more personal line of communication. With this, we hope concerns or requests or information won't be forgotten about because one or two people are responsible for direct communication with the individual factions. The Faction Team currently has an extensive to-do list they are working on, line by line. from one of our initial meetings where we condensed all of the shortcomings, we identified in the team, processes that should be followed and concerns brought up by the community that should be addressed. With that said, our three short-term goals currently are... Organize a meeting this Friday with the team to tackle the last items remaining on our to-do. Recruit more Faction Team members so that we can be more efficient and reduce the workload of everyone to prevent burnout. Expand on the Faction Rules and publish more public information such as... How to receive Faction Team support. Standards the Faction Team expects factions to follow. Details on how various processes work like the Virtual Markets. Public contacts have been receiving rather timely responses and keeping it that way is one of our long-term goals in conjunction with developing our Standard Operating Procedures further so that individual members of the Faction Team have the capability to handle a public contact by themselves which is ultimately quicker. For more information and details, please check out the main post of this thread and the followup post here as well. Members of the UAT have been working hard to provide a unique experience for the factions in the server through the use of Faction Team Quest Characters. We feel as though there should in some cases, be a more crafted experience, much like a Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons. There has already been LOTS of roleplay because of this and one of the most public results is this article. https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87520-wp-san-andreas-140000-heist-rattles-local-jewelry-store/ Rule Changes We are always trying to improve and evolve the rules to promote a high standard of roleplay and reduce as many limitations as possible. Some of the most recent changes you may have noticed are... Higher Character Kill Standards As a whole, the standards to character kill someone have been raised. We recognize that many players want hardcore character kill rules because we are a very serious roleplay server and in large, the rules have stayed intact. Some of the changes made though were to reduce the amount of character kills happening for what we thought were very petty reasons. For example, all of the rules under provoking have been removed. We felt that provoking was too broad of a term and character kills should instead be evaluated from a case by case perspective. A hypothetical example of this would be someone going to a gang neighborhood and yelling at them, insulting them. The first option for that gang to retaliate against the person who is being rude in character should not be to shoot them. Other methods of escalation should likely be used first and if they did shoot at them, being player killed and forced to roleplay permanent injuries and being stuck at the hospital should in a lot of cases, be more than sufficient of a "punishment" for that character's actions. Some more scenarios and examples have been put in the rules under the Character Kill section so please read that and familiarize yourself. This thread is a good example of increased standards. Kidnapping Players have brought up concerns of other players abusing kidnapping someone as a way to effectively character kill them without ever having to roleplay past the initial kidnapping event. We change that so the kidnapper has to actively roleplay the continued detainment of the kidnapee. Toxicity & Doxing We've further defined our general misconduct rule to include that being toxic is not allowed. This is common sense but we just wanted to make it as clear as possible. Additionally, we don't allow doxing. This is again, kind of a common sense rule, but we wanted to be sure to include it to protect our players as much as possible. Property Inactivity I've recently submitted a change to the rules which should be implemented soon, allowing administrators to force sell interiors which are kept active by people who do not play. What this means is, unfortunately, some players, without inactivity protection, log onto their characters every 13 days, enter all of their interiors and then log out, keeping them from automatically being force sold, not performing a single line of roleplay. We have received a lot of complaints about players doing this and agree that it is unfair and circumvents the whole point of inactivity protection and the inactivity scanner. Admin Team Meeting At the beginning of the month, we had our regular admin team meeting and covered a lot of topics. In the spirit of transparency, I'll include below a few pieces from the summary that I wrote up after the meeting. Player Kills Character Kills Less Voiding of Scenarios Corresponding Points to Rules Broken These were all of the major topics brought up. There were certainly other less interesting things like how to texture generics and information about our Administrative Handbook, but that's not really important to the average player. Community & Script Updates For those of you who may have missed it, below are the major updates we've announced! Please feel free to go through them and familiarize yourself. We're ever-evolving and try to keep you all up to date as much as possible. The highlighted titles are the especially important announcements. We hear you. Here's what's changing. - January 2018 https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87247-we-hear-you-heres-whats-changing/ Vehicle Team Update - January 2018 https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87246-vt-update-january-2018/ Announcement of OwlGaming's GTA V Server https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/85061-will-you-be-there/ Admin Team Update - January 2018 https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87559-gat-update-january-24th-2018/ Mapping Team Update - January 2018 https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87755-mt-update-january-2018/ GTA V Server Development Diary - #1 https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87486-developer-diary-1-welcome-to-paleto-bay/ MTA Server Script Update - January 2018 https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87584-server-script-update-v6288-january-ii-2018/ Flooding and Fuel Shortage Events We recently polled the community on what server events they would like to see and ended up deciding on a fuel shortage and a flood. https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87412-poll-server-event/ Currently, we're in the midst of the fuel shortage and just recently finished the flood. We've received a ton of positive feedback about the flood and are glad everyone enjoyed it. @Eloquent spent a good bit of time trying to figure out the perfect level to set the flood to for an optimal player experience. We believe we found that happy medium, roleplaying that the flood was created, thanks to the creative writing of @Wright, from the most recent earthquake that happened off the coast of Alaska. The streets of Los Santos then overflowed with water from the heavy rains and the sewer systems could not drain the water in time, causing a flood! Players were rescued in boats and helicopters, the roads became difficult to drive on and FEMA trailers and emergency supplies were staged up on Commissioner Hill as a point of refuge for the players. This earthquake also in our fictitious world caused damage to the fuel lines providing gasoline to our state of San Andreas. An article was written prior to the event to alert people in character of the potential catastrophe that was on its way. https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87632-wp-seismic-activity-rattles-west-coast/ The flood is now over but the fuel shortage is not yet, with the government in Los Santos handing out daily fuel rations of two cans per person while all fuel stations have no gas. Emergency services still have gas reserves so there is some order in the city but we are happy with how the event is going. It provides a change of pace in the server while still not being a detrimental inhibitor of roleplay. An interesting outcome of this event I did not anticipate was people price gouging fuel. On my county government character, I drafted a local ordinance to prevent this (based on other real-life laws) so that players were not unfairly being charged for the precious gas in character. https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87841-anti-gouging-ordinance-of-2018/ Script Previews @Eloquent is working on creating an in-game interior creation script so players can request interiors without having to use the forums making the whole process quicker while @Portside has been assisting with making a wearable items system. Finally, @SjoerdPSV has been working on the long requested shell casings auto-dropping after shooting. Many other things are in the works or have already been implemented from the time these sneak-peaks were originally posted on the donator section such as roads being named out in Palomino Creek, Blueberry, Dillimore and Montgomery for the GPS! Community Spotlight We've seen some great things from our community and want to share a few of them with everyone! Helpful Community Members Players are encouraged to tell the UAT when they have a particularly positive experience with another player helping them or a staff member. Below is a compliment we received about @Salsa and we are very happy the player received the help he needed. @Santeri was also seen helping Dimitri Pitrov (charliefinney2000 in-game) for a long time with his roleplay involving injuries at the hospital. How to use /do to RP doctors if they are not available, structure his /mes and /dos and in general, offering his advice and pointers to make the roleplay as good as possible. The final lines of their conversation is seen below. We're all glad to have such helpful and positive members in the community! Character Story @Gambit recently wrote a great character story and I invite everyone to check it out. Read through some of the other character stories while you're at it, there's lots of inspiration to draw from. https://forums.owlgaming.net/topic/87229-garland-neil-abermurly/ Factions To Keep An Eye On There are a couple of factions that look really promising and I would suggest you check their threads out and join them in roleplay! Public Enemy No. 1 Crimstone Hoover Mafia Los Malvados X3 Madmen MC Red County Mob Media & Screenshots For a bit of comedy, check out @Krakkfaen's video. It's the best guide on how to be a criminal roleplayer to date. @klippan also made a great video showcasing some of the roleplay from Crimstone Hoover Mafia. Everything else below the video links are just some screenshots gathered from the forums to show off some of the most recent roleplay. Crimstone Video https://youtu.be/jtTQBcjzlrk How 2 Be Illegal Plz https://youtu.be/jTqgwGjXcOo Upper Administration & Final Notes In the Upper Administration, we've been diligent in dealing with every UAT contact we receive, getting timely answers out to everyone who has made one and refining our internal processes. As of now, every contact has been processed and we hope to keep it that way, processed as soon as it comes in. As we've said time and time again, anyone and everyone is welcome to make a UAT contact if they have questions or concerns in addition to our Discord private messages always being open to the community. We've been focusing on more transparency lately so if you have a question, we most likely have an answer. With the most recent influx of administrators to the team, our in-game report times have lowered substantially. Sometimes all you need is a good boost of manpower. We've been maintaining a very healthy and prolonged server population lately which we are quite happy about, a marked improvement over the past few weeks. Over 5,000 reports in January!
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    March 2019 Newsletter Community & Script Updates We apologize for missing the last newsletter! We'll try to do better :). I will also try to prevent this newsletter from getting too long by just including the most important updates from the last two months. In mid-January we released a MTA update which is detailed here: We are very close with having another V update as well. Over the past couple months we hosted an internal beta with members of staff and community leaders from various areas of roleplay on the server to get feedback on what we are missing. The feedback we have received has been extremely helpful and we are in the final stages of the development cycle at this point. Until the V update, here's a video of @Unitts being run over to tie you over for a bit: During the beta we also added some helpful profiling statistics to help us understand the performance issues that lower end systems might experience. Now let's shift gears and take a look at some general community updates, Three GAT updates have happened since the last newsletter, the most recent one is below. Congrats to the new members joining the team! Two faction updates were posted as well. Continuing their promise to meet more often and update the community. A game night was hosted last month and it was a hit! We can't wait to do one again and we are currently voting on a date here: Community Spotlight News Entertainment Character Stories Really like the formatting on this one Factions Some shoutouts of new illegal factions! A few new legal faction threads popped up as well! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 3,167 reports handled in the month of February! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
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    I'm ? daddys ??? little fidget spinner ߷ when daddy feels horny ?? he lifts me up ?? and puts me on his huge cock ???? and i spin and spin ?? whirrr ?? i get so dizzy but daddy keeps me spinning ??
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    If you want to find a wrap you're looking for quickly, press CTRL + F and type in the keyword(-s) or the whole phrase (i.e. BMW or BMW E36) and search it down the page! (Yeah, I'm lazy to re-arrange it alphabetically.) So recently been having some car wraps I made w/ stock badges mostly just sitting around in my imgur, doing fuck all so anyone who has a fitting car to it, feel free to use 'em. Feel free to edit them to your colour liking or w/e. - All sorted in order from "Recent to Oldest" 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series (Elegy) 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-4 w/ R32 GT-R Aero (Elegy) 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 (Debadged) (Elegy) 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Buffalo) 1995 BMW E36 328i (Elegy) 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series (if recalled correctly) (Elegy) 2015 BMW F82 M4 (Elegy) 1992 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R V-Spec II (Elegy) 1987 Mazda RX-7 FC Initial D Replica (Uranus) 2007 Volvo S60R (Sultan) 1985 Toyota Sprinter AE86 GT Apex "Trueno" Initial D Replica (Uranus) 1985 Toyota Sprinter AE86 GT Apex "Trueno" (Uranus) 2008 BMW E92 M3 (Elegy) 2016 BMW F82 M4 GTS (Elegy) 1995 BMW E36 M3 (Elegy) 1997 Toyota Supra Mk4 (Jester) 1992 Audi S2 Coupe (With European front license plate holder) (Uranus) 1992 Audi S2 Coupe (Uranus) 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (Riced) (Sultan) 1987 BMW E30 M3 (Elegy) Some rice bucket (Elegy) 1987 Toyota Supra Mk3 2.5L (1JZ) (Uranus) Some other rice bucket (Elegy) 2005 BMW E46 M3 (Elegy) 2005 Volvo XC70 (Damn, I used paint on this one yet worked out fine, maginificent) (Stratum) Some rice bucket (Sultan) 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 (Huntley) ADDED (07/06/2018) 2007-2013 BMW E92 335i (Elegy) 1995-2003 BMW E39 540i Touring w/ M5 Aero Kit (Stratum) 2008-2011 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series (Elegy) ADDED (18/09/2018) 2019 BMW F82 M4 CS (Elegy) Lime Rock Grey Austin Yellow San Marino Blue 2009 Nissan R35 GT-R (Pre-Facelift) (Elegy) 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 R-Design (Huntley) Added (30/09/2018) 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8 [Black] (Stratum) - by @Stewart1 2000 BMW E46 Coupe de-badged (Pre-facelift, NON-M, i.e. 320Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci and so on) ADDED (09/10/2018) 1993-1997 Nissan Skyline R33 w/ GT-R Aero (Debadged, fits any R33 Coupe) | Elegy 1993-1997 Nissan Skyline R33 GT25-t w/ GT-R Aero | Elegy ADDED (17/11/2018) 2011-2018 BMW F31 (3 Series Wagon) (Stratum) 1997-2006 BMW E46 M3/Coupe CSL Kit (Elegy) ADDED (27/02/2019) 2018-2019 BMW F90 M5 (Sultan) Standard Carbon fiber roof M5 Competition 1994-1995 Audi RS2 Avant (Stratum) ADDED (21/03/2019) 2015-2019 Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat (Buffalo) Standard Hellcat Redeye (Standard may also apply for a Redeye) 2018-2019 Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon (Buffalo)
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    Development Update 9/4/2019 Now that the initial launch is out of the way, I wanted to take a minute to outline our approach and upcoming improvements around the most critical issues. The good news is that server stability is good, we've fixed the initial server crash we were experiencing on launch day and uptime as of right now is at 1 day and 13 hours. We're now moving on to fix the most RP-restricting issues. All of these changes are expected to go live within the next 24 hours, with tonight being the earliest possible release, with the exception of the weapons fixes. Vehicle issues: disappearing/streaming out, vehicles being poorly parked/blocking roadways We're going to improve this in multiple ways as defined below. Overall our goal is to both work with the RAGE team on streamer improvements, as well as reduce the unused vehicle population. Streamer Improvements We're in discussion with the RAGE team on streamer improvements and expect to be testing out a new server build shortly. While we can lower the overall number of vehicles, GTA 5 does have a hard limit on how many vehicles can be streamed in / on screen at once. Towing support The towing update comes in two parts. Part 1 involves automatic towing (via timers and/or admin commands) and the ability to retrieve towed vehicles. Part 2 will expand upon the previous part to add in a job/faction aspect to allow for manual towing. Only player owned/rented vehicles are towed. Faction & job vehicles will be respawned to their /park position. If a vehicle is occupied, or the previous occupant is nearby (e.g. out RPing a car crash), the vehicle will not be towed/respawned. No parking zones Parking in the dealership will result in your car being towed after 30 minutes, this applies to new cars. You will be warned via notification if you are leaving your car in a no parking zone. Disabling auto-park We plan to revert back to a traditional /park to make it easier for people to find their vehicles and to ensure that we have somewhere good/safe to move vehicles. We'll most likely re-introduce auto-park later as an option (off by default) Automatic detection of abandoned vehicles Currently, driving around Paleto is hard. Cars are randomly parked across intersections, in the road way, etc. We've managed to implement a system which can detect this. This allows us to automatically tow illegally parked cars until we have a towing faction (or when the towing faction is offline) as well as a simple way for admins to clean up all badly parked vehicles. You will be warned via notification if you are leaving your car in a poor parking position. Check out some examples below We're expecting that these changes will help alleviate a lot of the issues. Getting stuck in interiors We've identified the issue here and this will be fixed in the vehicle update. Client freezing We've reduced this a bit already, but we have more fixes coming in this update to further alleviate it. Weapons A few weapon bugs have stopped us being able to issue weapons to official illegal factions in any substantial quantity. Chaos is working on addressing these and we expect to have fixes in place shortly. We'd like to thank you for joining us on Owl V for our first couple of days, and for your patience as we continue to progress through our beta. Your testing has been critical to us finding & fixing these issues. We hope you guys are enjoying the script so far, lots more to come! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    Sullivan Automotive provides extensive vehicle parts, repairs and modifications. Open 7 days a week, we're the leading fast-fit supplier of tyres and carry stocks of over 60,000 different products from leading manufacturers including Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear and Continental. Established in March 2019, Sullivan Automotive™ is based in Angel Pine, Whetstone and is fully established as one of San Andreas’ premier performance and repair companies, having been servicing vehicles since the company's conception. Working out of a single large industrial unit and having our very own custom built dyno, we are fully equipped to remap virtually any vehicle for you, including cars, trucks, vans, boats, agricultural and even HGV's. Full List of Services Vehicle Repairs Vehicle Service Bodywork, Tints & Custom Wraps Tires & Pressure Monitoring Exhausts Brakes Batteries Electronics Diagnostics & ECU Clutches Air-conditioning Recharge Shock Absorbers Wheel Alignment Emissions Custom Work (Contact us) What can we offer to improve your vehicle performance? With a database covering in excess of 56,000 different ECU types and calibrations, we are sure to have something to suit your vehicle. We also house a large stock of performance modifications ranging from sport air filters, induction kits and more. Visit our industrial unit for a professional opinion. Our Values We aim to provide the best possible service to all our customers. We will: Treat your vehicle with care. Ensure your vehicle is inspected by a trained and qualified technician. Examine the vehicle with you and provide an honest appraisal of the work required. Make recommendations based on our inspections and knowledge. Provide a clear quotation of all findings, work carried out and associated charges. Inform you immediately of any complications or delays. Retain all parts removed for your inspection (upon request). Current Offers Free brake inspection If you are concerned about the performance of your brakes or would like them checked before going on a long journey please book an appointment on [PHONE NUMBER]. Our expert brake technicians will complete a free, no-obligation brake inspection. After the inspection we will provide you with a written brake report and a quote for any work which is required. Free Vehicle Safety Check Your vehicle performs at its best when it is well maintained and taken care of. It can often be tricky juggling your busy lifestyle with looking after a vehicle too! Did you know that some of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns are caused by damaged tyres and poor performing batteries? These issues can be easily avoided with a regular inspection and other key components on your vehicle. Not sure what to look for? Don’t have the time? Allow our experienced technicians help! To give you one less thing to worry about, visit Sullivan Automotive and our trained technicians will carry out a free no-obligation vehicle safety check and get you ready for the road! Blog 11 easy ways to save fuel Why diesel cars are disappearing 6 brake problems that could spell danger on the roads
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    Script Suggestion What would be the name of the script(s)?- Realistic Gas Pumps What kind of script(s) are you suggesting?- Vehicles What is the suggestion?- Create a script similar to the ATM script for Gas Pumps, and remove Gas NPCs completely. You would have to exit the car, right click on the gas pump to bring up a UI where you can choose how you want to pay. After paying, a progress meter would fill at a certain speed depending on your tank size. What are the advantages?- 1. Deters player's trying to fill a $100,000 sports car at a gas station in Willowfield, due to the risk of being robbed or carjacked. Going to gas stations in shady areas is risky IRL, I think this might simulate that some. 2. Would create more RP interactions at gas stations between patrons or bystanders. 3. Would prevent criminals from quickly filling their tank up when running low in a police chase. 4. Would create more opportunity's for criminals to rob, carjack or just harass patrons filling their tanks in low income areas. What are the disadvantages?- 1. Might be hard to script filling the car while being outside and not interacting with it directly. No real IG disadvantages I can see. Do you have any resources to support our scripters in making said suggestion?- N/A How would you go about implementing this idea?- Removing all gas NPCs and adding the script to each gas pump that is currently usable to fill your tank.
  37. 28 points
    This thread is dedicated to the exposure of custom MTG cards directed towards the Staff Team of OwlGaming. Please keep in mind that this thread is satiric in its nature and should not be considered serious by anyone. If locked/deleted, it will merely further the point of AT’s incompetence to take in criticism. Please keep comments to the minimum, don't post useless shit to clutter up the thread. @guntars
  38. 28 points
    A car theft ring on the rise? Created on June 24, 2019 Published by Samuel Montez The local police department is investigating a string of car thefts happened in the last days. According to the police, every theft is allegedly connected to a car theft ring which is being operated somewhere across Baine County. "The perpetrators seemingly are experienced individuals. Their actions are coordinated, swift and most importantly successful", said Mariana White, a lead investigator on the case. "We managed to retrieve a video from a local market across the street of one of the crime scene. Unfortunately, we are unable to identify the suspects based on this video alone but we can outline their mannerism and specific movements which can be crucial in our further investigation.", said Anthony Hamilton, chief of the department. The authorities are warning the locals to keep their cars locked and the alarm to be on, it may slow the criminals. Anyone with information should contact local law enforcement at 555-015-4849 or 911, Cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and $6,000 seized in a drug bust Created on July 29, 2019 Published by Vanessa Washington A three months long investigation into an alleged drug distribution network at a local housing complex led to an arrest and the seizure of large amount of drugs, cash and handguns upon the execution of a search warrant on Warren Clifford, said the authorities on Monday. Warren Clifford, a 24 years old African-American, was found in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of $42,000, $6,000 in cash and illegal firearms in his own apartment where he lives alongside his little sister Serenity, 13 years old, and his mother Tanisha, 46 years old. The search was executed as a result of an extensive investigation of the local police department with the narcotics division .It is unknown to the authorities whether Clifford's mother and sister were aiding him in his criminal activites, a further investigation will determine the outcome. Clifford was arrested and charged with possession of illegal firearms and possession of controlled substance with intention to distribute. He was immediately lodged within the county correctional facility. A bail of $45,000 was set on the charges. "Clifford has been a long time distributor who maintained his affiliations allegedly to a local gang named Sin Town Crooks in Paleto Bay and I am glad that his criminal endeavors were put to a stop by the efforts of the local authorities.", said Detective Donovan.
  39. 28 points
    The 'братва востока' or 'Bratva' was formed in February 2018, after what is known as 'the fall of the Temple.' The organization came together under the leadership of former Khram OPG big-man Marat 'Veliki' Morozov and thrived off of the storied traditions, loyalty and tenacity of Khram OPG's surviving members. Since then, the 'Bratva' has grown to dominate the Los Santos underworld, and has created a complex network of allies, informants, associates and soldiers throughout... and now you're thinking of joining: Well, let me start off by saying that 'The Bratva' is, in it's truest form, an 'evolution' of the revered Khram OPG, and has been successful to date mainly due to the traditions, strategy and 'culture' refined in no small way by @LokiHavok. Bratva members represent a 'brotherhood' of typically, Russian expats, or Russian-speakers from other nations such as Armenia, the Ukraine, Georgia, and other former Soviet-Bloc countries. At it's roots, the Bratva is like any other Mafia organization, a pyramid of respect, social status, and most importantly money. Cash is the language of the underworld; every man has their price, and every man is weighed on their abilities to prove their value. Most complete this by either pushing illicit products such as weapons, narcotics, and prostitution, or by handling jobs which are handed down to them by the Bratva 'elite.' Not unlike the infamous Italian organizations of La Cosa Nostra, the Bratva maintains power through secrecy and violence, and gains membership typically through blood-relations or 'family' ties. This could be 'your cousin Pavel' or 'your neighbor growing up in little Moscow'... so the odds of 'outsiders' making it into the ranks, become very slim. Below you will find some 'Do's & Dont's' of character creation, and some tips on how to organically work your way into favor with the organization. DO: Your character should be male, white, Russian-speaking (if not in addition to other native languages). Women are rarely considered to hold any power in a Mafia environment, and the power they do hold comes from sexual relations and influencing high-rollers. Your character should have ZERO involvement with Law Enforcement, the Government, or any kind of 'authority' such as the former KGB, SVR, CIA etc etc. There are minor exceptions to this such as a crooked cop earning the favour of the Mob, but they will forever been an outsider. Your character should have a believable background, reflective of his social standing & HAVE MOTIVATION to earn membership. Being loaded, driving nice cars & all that is fine to start, IF you have a believable reason to still seek membership. Otherwise, you'll likely become a target of extortion. Your character should be willing to put in the time, network, and earn the trust of those above him in the organization. Simply put, nobody is handed anything. Your character might have done jail time or be a felon etc. This is more of a 'trust' thing as criminals are always more likely to trust 'one of their own.' Your character will always benefit from being a 'local.' DONT'S: Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, approach a 'theoretical' member of the organization or someone you suspect to have connections openly, especially if you are asking them for assistance with a criminal task. THIS WILL GET YOU CLIPPED AND BURIED FASTER THAN IT TOOK YOU TO GOOGLE-FOO YOUR CHARACTER'S NAME Your character should not be entitled to anything they didn't pay or bleed for. The 'I deserve ______' attitude is rarely rewarded unless your character already has pull within the organization. Your character should not be a rabid thug, or uncontrollable 'loose cannon.' Being a liability will earn you a bullet. (( @Portside )) Your character should be prepared to make financial and physical sacrifices. Nothing says loyalty like cash, and the willingness to sit behind bars for a job needing done. Your character should realistically fear leadership & the consequences of going against or pissing off a well connected criminal organization. This includes ratting, working against them, disobeying direct orders, refusing work etc. Your character should understand that most Mafia members only leave the life in a wooden box, and the biggest killer of mob-members is their own kind. I hope this gives some of you with interest in joining us something to think about as you ponder creating a character. You can always contact myself, @FAILCAKEZ or another Bratva player that you might know, and they should be able to give you some solid advice on the topics I covered above. At the end of the day, our goal is to create an environment that encourages character development, offers dynamic opportunities for a variety of RP styles and creates interesting Role-play for the community at large. Thanks for taking time to read!
  40. 28 points
    I think the poll is a loaded question but nonetheless I'll explain why I voted no. A player kill isn't the way to go. If you have the option of a PK or a CK, and opt for a PK, it means the reason to kill them isn't that noteworthy and you probably shouldn't do it. If someone stole my car, using your example, I'd murder them and call it a day. In reality, I'd beat the living shit out of them and leave them to live after to spread the word and know now to fuck around with my shit. I wouldn't kill them and throw my entire career and life away over a 50K car, lol. It's silly to me. You don't murder someone for stealing your car IRL. You get into a brawl. People don't think of creative ways to fuck with people anymore. I got reported in PD repeatedly and burned down the house of the guy who I presumed ICly to be witch hunting me. Much more reasonable than murdering him. The issue here is CKs are being accepted (from what you say) unfairly and improperly. This is a band aid fix rather than enforcing the current rules. My 2 cents.
  41. 28 points
    Operation Homeland My fellow Los Santosians, The sudden surge of violent crime in Idlewood and Ganton has resulted in numerous shootings that represent the highest crime rate in the past three months. The cause of this, as District Attorney Steven Spade confided to me, is the rise of arms trafficking syndicates in the lower East Side. Our police department works tirelessly to combat crime and dedicates many resources to keeping the city safe, as does the Fire Department and All Saints Hospital, but it is simply not enough. This is why I will be working in conjunction with the Police Department, the Federal Task Force, and the Courts to see through the utter destruction and complete dismantling of local arms trafficking syndicates. The arms trafficking syndicates were threatened with war in early March and continued to defy our great City, and for this, they will suffer dire consequences. There are those who will criticize our ruthless retaliation, but they were warned. The life of one citizen of Los Santos is priceless to the CPQL. No amount of money will bring back a lost life or lessen the severity of the situation. It does not matter if you are a private citizen, a law enforcement officer, an emergency services technician, or a government worker. It is the CPQL's duty to protect every citizen to ensure liberty, security, and justice for all. This is why an attack on any citizen is an attack on all citizens. What these syndicates forget is that this city belongs to law abiding citizens. The largest attack on organized crime this city has seen has officially begun, "Operation Homeland" will take back our streets. Our law enforcement will be requesting gang injunctions to help contain affected areas, and utilizing our Stop and Frisk laws to combat crime. The Public Works department will increase cleaning patrols to help maintain areas. The police department will be offering cash rewards for anonymous tips that lead to major arrests on arms traffickers. The government will soon pass legislation to prevent barricaded homes that are used as drug dens, and a full plan will be released to the public as the operation develops. There will be increased partnered patrols, community policing, and interaction with our communities to ensure this operation is a success. Signed, County Commissioner Thomas J. Mengele
  42. 27 points
    The Vikings Motorcycle Club Better to fight and fall than to live without hope It all started with a simple thought, the one you only have with a rattling fuel tank between your legs and a long road ahead. Marcus Sullivan was tired of sharing the asphalt alone, and despite being inspired by the several clubs he came across throughout his travels around the US, he never felt he really fitted in with them. All he wanted was to have a sense of brotherhood that you can only get when sharing the road with likeminded people. Cattle die, kinsmen die; the self must also die. I know one thing which never dies: the reputation of each dead man Within a few days of riding around Paleto Bay, Sullivan bumped into a man called Asai Yoshimoto, aka “Jap” who he found shared his obsession for Motorcycles. After only a couple of days of knowing each other they founded The Vikings Motorcycle Club, with the goal of building their own valued club and shaping it into one that others would be inspired to join. Whilst setting up the foundations in San Andreas’ finest, Stab City, they began to recruit members to ride for their cause. Working out of a pithole of a trailer wasn’t easy for them, but due to low funds they worked with what they had, with the continuous aim of helping others and becoming a supporting role in their local area. Where you recognise evil, speak out against it, and give no truces to your enemies During a midnight ride, the three current members of The Vikings; Sully, Jap and Cheeks, stumbled across a bar on the outskirts of Sandy Shores. The building itself was large enough for the club, with a full stock of alcohol to keep them drinking for the next week. Truth be told the bar was perfect and was everything the club was looking for as a foundation. As time went on Sully realised he wanted to explore more of the world so gave the reigns to his old friend Rico in order to ensure the club lived on during troublesome times. Both of them made a pact that the club would forever live on in the hopes of providing a safe haven for those who needed it in San Andreas. It is better to live than lie dead. A dead man gathers no goods. I saw a warm fire at a wealthy man’s house himself dead at the door. Rico arrived into the city with his brother Dexter with one goal in mind, to take over the underground scene and grow the club into being the main supplier of illegal goods in Los Santos and the surrounding areas. The club itself is now growing at an incredible rate with new members joining every day. With their fortune going from strength to strength only Odin himself can tell what will happen next. The club now has plans to do several heists each month to grow their name with signature masks being used, alongside hosting community events to connect with members outside of the underground groups. One thing Rico does know is that he will use any means possible to protect those who matter the most to the club. The Community and family. (( This thread will be continuously updated with screenshots and backstory as the faction develops - Anyone who roleplays with the club may post screenshots on this thread)) Faction CK Clause: Those who associate with the faction may be CKd by leadership at any time if they fall under one of the below guidelines: 1) Provoking members of the faction/associating with the faction in illegal activities. 2) Betraying the faction through snitching, leaking information or stealing from higher-ranking members. 3) Attracting unwanted attention by rival factions or Government Departments such as the Police department by provoking or actions that were not authorised by leadership. OOC Rules: This faction has a zero tolerance policy on trolling and rule breaking, those found breaking server rules or trolling will be booted from the faction ((Vubstersmurf is a boss))
  43. 27 points
    Upon associating yourself with the Wright DTO on an interpersonal or criminal level you automatically agree to a Character Kill clause, the leadership of Wright DTO reserve the right to CKing your character for any reason they seem necessary. You also automatically give consent to all forms of disgusting roleplay.
  44. 27 points
  45. 27 points
    * @BlueBerry's guide has vanished, so I've decided to create a new one. * 1. Introduction Due to MTA's higher scripting possibilities, OwlGaming has blessed us with a folder of all client-sided In-Game logs. MTA 1.5\mods\deathmatch\resources\OwlGamingLogs\Chatbox By default F12 is the key to take a screenshot, I'd suggest binding it to L_CTRL as it's easier to press during roleplay. D:\Games\MTA 1.5\screenshots 2. Editing Open the image in Photoshop. Select the Crop tool. CTRL+ALT+I and change the width to 1024 or 800 (Edit: 800 is the better choice). Take a screenshot of the logs and paste them in another tab. Copy the part you need. Position them on the screenshot. Double click on the logs layer (Layer 1 in our case) to open the "Layer Style". Under "This Layer" slide it to ~35. (Edit: anything above 1 works actually) Use the Eraser tool (E) to remove any irrelevant text. Right click on Layer 1 and duplicate it. Now right click on the "Layer 1 copy" and use "Merge Down". Double click on the layer and add "Stroke" to it. Outcome. *Credits: Matey @BlueBerry AyoGlizzy
  46. 27 points
    Server Script Update (v6.5.5.2) | January, 2019 Thanks for your continued support everyone! We've been hard at work on GTA:V but that doesn't mean we forgot about MTA! Media AFK status in /admins for VT Auto reply for AFK players MPH zones are now all rounded properly Ice Skating Seasonal Event: Features Major rework of faction wage and interest Faction interest fully removed FT can set an amount of non-taxable asset values, only the amount after this limit will be taxed Factions will only have to pay out of pocket for wage amounts >$150, and only the difference from that value FT can change this value per faction Read this announcement for more information Custom UI expanded to many UIs Promote/Demote Faction members Property Purchase UI /ints /checkint Locksmith ATM windows Toggling login music now saves on the client MPH road limits are now using updated icons and make more sense Autoreply message when a user is AFK UCP perks now only list currently enabled premium perks Ice Skating added as a seasonal event Bike Locks added Windows use /ame now Adjustments: Adjusted the phone GUI for sending messages Characters are now moved outside of an interiors when selling it (regardless if they are online or not) Lots of security improvements ( @Strobe @Eloquent specifically ) Removed some old hotlines from factions that no longer exist DPS renamed to LSFD Added test vehicles to be exempt from snow handling for VT Job vehicles now handle like they have snow tires Sponsor slogans added for xmas as well as some win chance improvements Admin+ can now pickup CCWP's Eggnog can now be drank Updated bone attach resource for some performance improvements Added Western Solutions badges, hotline and object spawner Forum threads are posted for any money spawns now instead of over a threshold When a faction is deleted we no longer delete the interior, instead we forcesell it Can now see AFK status in /staff for VT and Scripting Team Fixes: Fixed an issue with custom interiors not loading on server start Fixed a weight issue on RS Haul exits Fixed some broken english on awaiting your application Fixed some advertising window sizing issues on smaller screens Code cleanup on selling inactive interiors Fixes for /setinttomyfaction Resolved a bug with chatbox disappearing when using certain UIs and minimizing the game When tabbing back into the game we now restore the UIs to custom if needed Fixed the search feature of /ints Resolved a query which was causing vehicle plates to disappear Fixed player faction ranks being updated incorrectly Fix for players bugging when F10ing during a test drive Fixes for speaker and ghettoblaster stream-ins Fix for elevator abuse when you aren't fully in a vehicle yet Fix spelling error on viewing CKed corpses Fix for /disappearing with artifacts on Fix for artifacts disappearing when entering interiors Fix for satchel and flamethrower not being able to be spawned Fix for putting on body armour assuming my gender Fix for players being killed even when in an armoured vehicle Fixed /911 logging Fixed police bike decals on the back Special thank you to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, and @Eloquent, for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  47. 27 points
    Rule Discussion Subject: Kidnapping I want to...: Revise Elaboration: Okay so after having a discussion with a lot of players for quite some time now in my opinion (and hopefully many others), there needs to be some serious rules in regards to kidnapping. The current rule as it stands: Kidnapping If planning to leave a character to starve to death, one must have a CK application accepted on the character. Otherwise there must be roleplay intended to free/feed the character This means that the kidnappers could actually keep you for however long they want as long as they feed you. My argument is this is completely unfair. You're basically forcing someone to remain in that roleplay until you get bored essentially. Kidnappings are done normally to make a point or to get information usually if a CK application has been denied (and therefore this is done as an alternative to scare people). This is fine but to what extent does it end? Holding someone's character for a long length of time ruins that character, they would most likely stat transfer and switch characters because there is no point roleplaying on that alt anymore. Some could argue this is exactly the same as cking the character. So in my eyes we need to actually make changes so there are written down rules that everyone is clear on. My suggestion is either stating that a kidnap situation can only last for three days unless they've got an accepted CK application in which they then carry it out. But then I may get caught by letting them go: Simple. Being in a kidnap situation is extremely stressful and has a huge impact on someones mental wellbeing. This could actually cause an amnesia effect similar to PKing. Instead of having to injury the person or scriptwise killing them to achieve this, when someone lets someone go after kidnapping they are effectively pkd due to the stress and trauma. Problem solved. I completely understand the reasoning for kidnapping people, its all about creating roleplay but we need to have SOME guidelines to ensure people aren't being held captive just for the sake of it or as a way to get around a denied ck app. I understand some illegal players may argue this is yet again trying to limit illegal roleplay, but it's not. It's giving people the chance to do kidnappings, have actual rules regarding it and so players who ARE kidnapped also know that this isn't the full end for their character - otherwise it just ruins the fun for them and limits them as well. Something needs to be done so I thought its time I did the first step so we can all discuss it and hopefully get something lined up, because as it stands I know a lot of people dislike how it is currently done.
  48. 27 points
    Name: Script Age: ?? why Country: India Time Playing OwlGaming: 14-15 months? Favorite Player(s): @Nese, @Vader, @Elavan, @Clippy, @Dubai, @SniicK, @Mogs, @Bum, @Restrepo, @Thomasmith, @Awesome, @Unitts, @Vubstersmurf, @Ramsis, @Music, @silviubazy, @DylanW, Garland Abermurly, @MrFocus, @iii, @TPG, @Sacred, @SKhan, @disappoint, @DxRK, @Novanard, @yannickboy15, @Daveosfutur, @Reacted, @Maikeyy2, @QueenC and a few more that I can't seem to remember at this moment. Player(s) you would like to see in GAT: @Thomasmith, @DxRK, @disappoint, @Dubai, @SKhan and uhhh, @Bum Favorite Faction: Dinoco Ltd Favorite Faction Leader: @Mogs Favorite GAT Member: @Cryotich, @yannickboy15 (mad respect), @Law (one of the very best seniors of my time), @Heaton, @Krakkfaen, @QueenC, @iii, @Portside and @ItsMelodyy Favorite UAT Member: @Swanker cause he's a prick and he hates being my friend ? and @OhhPixelz cause he helped me a lot when i was a trial. Favorite LEO Roleplayer: @Vubstersmurf I believe. Favorite Illegal Roleplayer: @rasmus and @Serx Best Legal Faction: Dinoco Ltd Best Illegal Faction: Iron Giants and Morra's. Favorite Weapon: Spas12? What makes me play OwlGaming: The sheer amount of friends I've made here and the amount of fun I've garnered over my stay here at OwlGaming makes me wanna continue playing. What blows my fuse about OwlGaming: mongs who're 12y/o white fat kids but act like they're full blown gang bangers and will shoot you on sight cause they can. you know who you lot are. ? What do you aim for in Owlgaming: Less toxicity among members. More peace and tolerance by every player towards other players. If you have a chance to force a change or an update in OwlGaming you would do: Fix the mad amount of illegal guns that are on the street. even a 5 hour character has guns these days. just mad.
  49. 27 points
    The discussion that went on here points out that this situation had a lot of rule breaking going on and that falls on the fault of the supervising administrator. Weapons being used directly after swimming shouldn't have happened and it doesn't see like pl0x properly RPed that either. However for the CK it's pretty much textbook disregard to run into a closed area with scuba gear on knowing that the suspect was armed and dangerous. The video clearly shows SD's inability to properly use cover to their advantage. Also you ran in with scuba gear still on? That would inhibit your ability to run around as much as you were doing in the interior anyways. SD should have waited for SWAT to respond as I assume they already had the interior closed off and the suspects were backed into a corner. It's unfortunate for such a high ranking SD officer to make such a simple mistake by running into that interior blindly. It ended up costing him his life.
  50. 26 points
    The OwlGaming Development Team Full Developer Full Developers have access to repositories of the latest source code in their respective departments. [V] Chaos [V] Yannick [V] Daniels [V] Jer Trial Developer Trial Developers have access to a repository of older source code versions in their respective departments None UCP - Responsible for the development of the User Control Panel V - Responsible for the development of the Grand Theft Auto V server We're Always Looking for Talent Interested? Message Chaos or Daniels on the forums/Discord.

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