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  1. 28 points
    Wright

    Newsletter - End of November 2018

    October 2018 Newsletter Community & Script Updates As promised with the last newsletter, a script update was released for November. It was praised as the "best script update yet" and the "best script update in months" by two community members (who are most likely fans of the new Fortnite animations!). You can take a look at the update and decide for yourself what you think. We would like to give big thanks to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, @Sergeant, @DrJoseEviI, @FAILCAKEZ and @Eloquent, for helping make this update possible (and we can't forget @Chaos too). Furthermore, the Santa event has started. Be sure to head to Verona Mall to purchase a set of winter tires, visit Santa for a gift, try to win one of the vehicles on display, and possibly score some hot chocolate from @Krakkfaen. Additionally, if you are affected by a drop in FPS be sure to use /groundsnow or /snow to adjust accordingly to improve performance. Additionally, a mandate for administrative teams has been put into place by UAT. Leaders of each team are expected to host a meeting on the first of every month and discuss a list of topics gathered the previous month. These staff meetings are intended to better solve and discuss issues and ensure everyone is on the same page. The meetings of each minute will be posted in the teams sub-forum for review in the future by UAT or members of the team. Rule Changes Be sure to review the update on arson after a community vote was held regarding the outdated rule. https://gitlab.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/commit/b7d9700d40ea0eca270cd23f5428125779487de4 The addition allows for "small fires" to take place on small structures, vehicles, and sheds if no one is inside. A change was also made for "large fires" where the number of fire fighters was lowered from 5 to 2. This update was intended to provide more RP to those who wish to commit arson and to emergency services. Community Spotlight County Elections The County Commissioner and County Council elections are currently taking place from the 5th to the 6th. You can vote for the future County Commissioner at County Hall, and vote for the Council on the forum thread. Please read the rules carefully so your vote isn't discarded due to a technicality. Be sure to check out all candidates and vote for the one you feel most strongly for! Firearms Ordinance The County Commissioner has released an ordinance regulating firearms discharge in city limits. Idlewood Gas Leak (Event) A gas leak occurred in Idlewood and engulfed three homes before fireworks and ammo cooked off within the home, terrorizing much of the residents nearby and emergency services. Check out what DPS and the LSPD has to say! Entertainment Lots of press releases here concerning the elections and recent events involving PD, DPS, etc. And of course, always some fun with DrJoseEvil's videos. Character Stories Continued character development is something the administration team and players like very much so please continue to do so! This month we are giving a shout out to two new stories. A man with a rough past arrives to Los Santos @MikjeliS A robbery detailed in a news article which leads the story thereafter of this character @Oskars Factions Updates from government agencies in the form of releases or screenshots/media can be found below. Be sure to also check out aspiring factions as well! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 4,548 reports handled in the month of November! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
  2. 24 points
    Zebulon

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    So, I have been doing a lot of thinking on this topic... As someone who has spent extensive time within police & criminal factions, I feel that there are some inherent double standards that get thrown around, and a lot of the pot calling the kettle black. It creates a lot of toxicity that I feel we need to overcome in order to preserve the community. I guess to start, let's address the 'RoboCop' stereotype. We all know these kind of characters; when they are online they are on patrol, some jacked 5'9" swimsuit model who walks around every situation strapped with an M4 and who generally get's triggered by heckling. More importantly, since these characters are the focus-point of the player, they are at a severe loss if their character is injured, so there's often a lot of liberty taken when it comes to wound-RP, which only goes to stir the stereotype further. Now, in response to this, there are a few points to consider: There is a MASSIVELY disproportionate violent crime rate in Los Santos in comparison to the available manpower of LEO factions. Los Santos has more armed engagements and a higher body count in one month than some real-life military conflicts. PD players are fucked either way. If they are online and not on-duty they aren't able to backup their mates, and reported crimes might go unattended all together. However if they are on-duty all the time, they get labeled as Robo-cops. PD players have to play by the rules. Cops are not permitted to be the aggressors in any situation, and are typically only acting in 'response' to criminal activity. This makes them easy targets, and they are almost always playing 'catch-up' with the criminals. With great power comes great responsibility. LEO players get 'addicted' far too often to 'the chase' and their constant exposure to shoot-outs and high-speed chases has a very similar mental effect to soldiers at war, who have a hard time integrating into a 'peacetime' mode and finding RP for these characters, as they haven't had the time to develop those aspects of the character. On the other side of the coin, are your 'RoboCriminals.' Again, this stereotype gets far less negative press. Just as their 'RoboCop' counterparts, these characters are easy to identify: typically street-gang affiliated, talking shit, picking fights, and shooting eachother up over what would otherwise be seen as 'minor' events. From my experience, most of the players behind these characters essentially play the same character with a different name every time they get CK'd and their only attraction is the same 'rush' that PD players get. To them, there is a lot more reward in violence than in passive character development. Here are some points to further demonstrate this: Most of these characters are EXTREMELY violent , without much real development. A lot of "fuck this nigga he disrespectin' lets blow him away"... Since the 'realism' aspects of owl are fairly limited, there's not a lot of risk involved in being a violent criminal. The population of Owl is not representative of a large city, so lots of violent acts go unreported to police, thus most criminal-rpers are able to easily get away with such crime without really ever being worried about police retaliation. Criminal players don't have to play by the rules. Of course I mean this from an in-character POV. Just like the cops who get hooked on the 'rush' a lot of these character's only exist to take part in violent robberies, thefts, or criminal-on-criminal violence. Most of these players are pussies. Sorry, if you're going to commit a crime, and you know you have the cops on you, so you just take advantage of not logging into that character unless you feel 'safe' to do so.... Well that's some fucking cheap ass shit. LEO players don't have that luxury. Now, does this excuse the 'unrealistic' aspects of 'Robocops'? No, I think that we all should be striving to represent our characters and the physical/mental effects of the lives they are leading. Of course, I am sure I have been at fault of this myself, but speaking from experience, most PD players want to be on duty because it is a constant source of RP that comes easy to them. To sum it up, once you are in a LEO faction, the RP comes to you, and it's very easy to fall into the trap of 'lacking' character development because of this. But as I think I have demonstrated, the 'opposition' really ends up being no better. I have encountered PLENTY of 'illegal RPers' who basically never care to log in, RP and develop their characters unless there is something 'going down' or who expect the leaders of their criminal faction to constantly be supplying them with action, or satisfy their bloodthirsty habits. You should be developing your character to a point where you enjoy basic or simple interactions with others. Not just looking for a shoot out, or a poker game, or a drug deal to be involved. Factions who focus on "is there anything to do today" die out because it's not the right approach. Imagine being in the mob or a gang in the context of your real life.... You think that every moment of your life is dedicated to criminal activity? Fuck no. Do you think a made man calls up his captain/boss and says "hey if you're not creating opportunity for me to go kill people I'm not interested?" Fuck no. Success and enjoyment comes from the ability to be self-driven. If your character has no ambitions or goals other than your OOC interest in some 'interesting/adrenaline' RP then you're no better than a ROBOCOP Generally speaking, I think we should all take some time to reflect how our characters could be represented better, and take part in more 'developmental' RP, where they are building relationships with others and not just logging on when there is RP supplied to you through an event or faction 'drama.' At the end of the day, I would like the see the community change it's culture where there is a level of respect for each other and the importance of supporting both illegal and legal RP equally, understanding that they need one another to survive. We should all have a focus on the pursuit of developing a unique character story with intrigue and 'real' relationships with others. That's what the goal of RP is; represent a character, and contribute to the collaborative storyline of the scenarios in which they find themselves. Anyways just wanted to get this off my chest before Owl V drops and we find ourselves at each other's throats without doing some self-reflection.
  3. 16 points
    Bullet

    Rollin' Twenties Neighbourhood

    '''' Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender. ' Upon joining members will agree that leaders of (Rollin' Twenties Neighbourhood) have the ability to CK a member for any in-character reason if necessary.
  4. 15 points
    Notorious

    Eight Deuce

  5. 14 points
    As a yearly occurrence the much beloved Santa Claus arrived in the city of Los Santos in the famous Coca Cola Truck, stationed this time at Verona mall. Yet as soon as Santa Claus steps outside of the truck to greet members of the community, he is suddenly rushed by countless people all demanding Coca Cola Bottles, so they can win certain prices on offer. Without even having a moment to take a breath of fresh air, Santa is left trying to keep up with people’s demands, taking hour breaks in between in order to refresh his stock and put his feet up for some rest. Photo taken by Photographer Allison White On the 26th December 2017 Santa Claus was arrested and later charged with drink driving when he was spotted driving on the wrong side of the road in Lapland. Mr Claus said in a statement that he had spent the afternoon drinking the rest of the Whiskey he had received whilst dropping off Presents at people’s homes, alongside celebrating another year of work over when he decided to drive home. Mr Claus, who’s age on his ID stated he was 67, said to the Police Officers that he had gotten confused but that he hadn’t meant to cause any harm. Police noted the smell of alcohol on his breath, as well as the fact he struggled to retain balance, but said in a later statement that the Jolly Fat man was co-operative throughout telling them that they were certainly on the ‘good list’ this year. Santa Claus was later fined $600 and received 3 points on his license. Given the fact in just over two weeks, Santa will be rushing around the world delivering presents, one must wonder how he will cope with the pressure, with many people wondering whether he will remain Sober this year. Note: This News Article is Satirical and in no means represents the real Santa or his sobriety. Moving onto the Weather Forecast it looks like San Andreas is going to be stuck with the Snow front for the remainder of December with the temperature dropping to minus 2 degrees Celsius, therefore wrap up warm and if you decide to brave the weather ensure to get your vehicle's equipped with Snow Tires bought from Magne's Tire wholesale located at Verona Mall. Have a Story you wish to share with the Community? Want to be featured by Sparta Media? Email us at: [email protected]
  6. 13 points
    Urshankov

    [LSFL] Election Address

    Election Address We would like to take this opportunity on the eve of the upcoming elections we at the Los Santos' Friends of Liberty wish to thank those who were supportive of our efforts to encourage healthy political discussion over the past 5 months we have been operating. Whilst there has been several minor controversies between ourselves and opposition we would like to take the chance to recognise the civility and humanity of each and every person we interacted with as previous experiences in local councils across these United States have been hostile, with this being present on both extremes of the political spectrum. We have remained true to ourselves and hope that others do to, whether they agree or disagree with us on every aspect, representing the true political system our Founding Fathers intended ~ a Union of States comprised of unique individuals, each with their own separate skills and thoughts. It is imperative that in such a tense political climate across the nation and globe that we drop party lines and those who are reasonable will be able to compromise amongst one another. No matter the result of the election. "Cultivate Peace and Harmony with all" ~ George Washington ~ With that in mind, we would like to wish each and every candidate the best of luck for election occurring between tomorrow (5th of December) and the 6th and hope that each and every eligible citizen exercises their right to vote, something that not many across the globe are afforded. Upon the formation of this Government, we shall work towards representing every constituent, whether we are elected to Office or not. Yours Faithfully, James Bradford Candidate for County Commissioner
  7. 12 points
  8. 12 points
    What's beef? Beef is when you need 2 Gats to go to sleep Beef is when your moms ain't safe up in the streets
  9. 10 points
    MrPerkele95

    Back again!

    Howdy everyone! Some of you people already know me as O'Shea Jefferson or Andre 'Fish' Troutman. I've been playing in owl since summer 2016. Been away from owlgaming few times, but now I'm back once again. Came back here around two weeks ago. I were planning to make comeback along with @smirklis, but seems like he haven't really been around. Well, I made come back alone then and damn it have been good time! Damn it feels good to be back here, Once I found passion to RP again. I don't have much to say, I quess. But just wanted to say hello!
  10. 10 points
    Wright

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    dmin daluppo would know
  11. 10 points
  12. 10 points
    klippan

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

  13. 9 points
    Magnolia

    Eight Deuce

  14. 9 points
    County Commissioner and County Council Elections Announcement Office of The County Commissioner November 27th, 2018  Today, the Supervisor of Elections for the County of Los Santos and State of San Andreas is happy to announce that the POLLS ARE OPEN! It is important to understand, there are TWO elections to vote in. The first election concerns the WHOLE COUNTY and is for the office of County Commissioner. The second election concerns DISTRICT 2 and is for the office of County Council Member. Only those who live in District 2 should vote for the District 2 election. The whole county may vote for the County Commissioner election. You may vote for the by visiting the polling booth at County Hall. (( The center NPC named Robert Philips )) If you are unsure if you live in District 2, please reference the map below. THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FOR DECEMBER 5th AND 6th (GMT 0) (( Vote in the District 2 election by using the poll here on this thread. The County Commissioner election is done in game. ))
  15. 9 points
    Ambidextrous

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

  16. 9 points
    Chaotropy

    [General] - Instant PM when AFK

    Script Suggestion What would be the name of the script(s)?- Instant PM when AFK What kind of script(s) are you suggesting?- General What is the suggestion?- I'm positive that the title sums it up, but.... Basically, you're afk - with that little shiny hourglass glowing above your head -, someone PMs you and BAM, he gets a message which informs him that the player he's PMing is afk pretty cool ye? What are the advantages?- Cool feature imo and would help people feel less ignored when they PM AFK players ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What are the disadvantages?- Nothing? Do you have any resources to support our scripters in making said suggestion?- Nothing much would be needed for what presumably may be a three line addition, utmost - according to my very little knowledge of scripting - How would you go about implementing this idea?- if(Player=AFK) { msg = "Player is AFK" } Voila!
  17. 8 points
    bartman

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    gr8 write up m8 unfortunately the target audience doesn't have the attention span to read the whole thing
  18. 8 points
    DylanW

    The Yokel Mafia

    If you're interested within RP'ing a more civilized red-neck that's not anti-social feel free to message me on Discord: Sinkion#5566
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points
    senseidoge

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

    -~- -~-
  21. 8 points
    Norm

    Genghis Rashid - District I

    * a troll fake advert would show up when you scroll through meme - comedy sites on internet* hello sir im genghis rashid i want to become president of district id 1 please support i would love to introduce myself shortly am 48 y/o man from india my parents are green-card i live un united states los santos i live in district 1 i will open up indian call center for my friends who commits fraud on phone i will make indian fraud legal mosque for my muslim brothers zinzor zamak is retarded he cant open up a mosque paying from his pocket i will pay from my own pocket if its needed and open a mosque for my brothers please support me becoming president id 1 i will make district id 1 very cool very good i will do good things i will make people happy please support genghis rashid i also love my fellow indian friend i will take good care of indian in los santos and maybe create a reservation in district 1 i will make marjiuana legal homeless shelter for homeless people im very open minded man i like listening to people issue so once i become president id 1 you can holla at me in my office in city hall sir sir please voti, kari kari please vote me and show your love i will do good things in id 1 district my offical election song:
  22. 8 points
    eoozy

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

  23. 8 points
    Ambidextrous

    [Instagram] roova

    ** Video Was Deleted for breaching Instagram's Terms and Conditions.**
  24. 7 points
    Poikakukko123

    Fulver Online Store

    Fulver Online Store Fulver online store is a store whic offers people to easily order stuff online and get items what they ordered from us fastly delivered to the indicated address. Below we got a list off our stock listed and order format what you are required to use when ordering any items from us. When you have decided what to order send your order to [email protected] (( @Poikakukko123 )) Usually we deliver ordered items in 24 hours but during christmas, delivery times can be longer, than usual. (( The MTA object model may differ from the picture, model can be changed by an admin )) Order Format Current Items Chairs Tables Sofas Bathroom Televisions CCTV Cameras Beds Fences Game Consoles This online store is subsidiary off
  25. 7 points


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