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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 29 points
    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
  4. 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.
  5. 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))
  6. 25 points
    Smoke: /canim [email protected][email protected]@idle_a idle_c true false false true 1000000 Sit: /canim [email protected]@sitting idle true false false true 1000000 clipboard: /canim [email protected][email protected]@idle_a idle_c true false false true 1000000 hands behind your back: /canim mp_arresting idle true false false true 1000000 drinking: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]_a idle_a true false false true 1000000 jog: /canim [email protected][email protected]@idle_a idle_a true false false true 1000000 lean_back: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]_a idle_a true false false true 1000000 lean_smoke: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] base true false false true 1000000 lean_text: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] base true false false true 1000000 lean_crossed legs: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]_a idle_c true false false true 1000000 lean_crossed legs: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]_b idle_d true false false true 1000000 lean_drink: /canim [email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]_a idle_c true false false true 1000000 flex1: /canim [email protected][email protected][email protected]_a idle_c true false false true 1000000 flex arm: /canim [email protected][email protected][email protected]_a idle_a true false false true 1000000 hoe: /canim [email protected][email protected]@base base true false false true 1000000 hoe: /canim [email protected][email protected]@base base true false false true 1000000 pushups: /canim [email protected][email protected]@base base true false false true 1000000 situps: /canim [email protected][email protected]@base base true false false true 1000000 smoke weed: /canim [email protected][email protected]@idle_a idle_c true false false true 1000000 smoke weed 2: /canim [email protected][email protected]@base base true false false true 1000000
  7. 25 points
    Rules Upon associating yourself with The Pyrite Metal Minds 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. Don't break the server rules. 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 The Pyrite Metal Minds you need to develop your character to the fullest, this is a serious faction. If you intend on shooting and making DM videos, consider joining some other faction.
  8. 25 points
    Server Script Update (v0.1 Hotfix 9) | September, 2019 This update provides fixes and improvements for some of the most frusturating / RP restricting bugs in the script currently. For example, vehicle issues, disappearing/getting stuck in interiors. If you are interested in more in-depth details regarding towing, please refer to the development update I wrote earlier today: Adjustments: Vehicles are now automatically towed when abandoned / blocking the roadway / poorly parked Vehicles are now automatically towed after being left in the vehicle store area for >= 30 minutes. Player will be warned when exiting their vehicle, if their vehicle is prone to towing due to the location Towed vehicles can be retrieved from Paleto Towing (tow icon on map) Disabled auto-park on exit. Vehicles are now parked via /park Automatic towing only applies when the vehicle is not occupied or the player is not RP'ing nearby Paycheck timers are now per-player rather than server wide Added /payday which allows players to see the remaining time until their next pay check Factions can no longer be disbanded (or auto-disbanded when last member leaves) if they are non-user created factions Faction managers can now respawn faction vehicles via F3 (will only respawn vehicles that are not occupied and the player is not RP'ing nearby) Added confirmation prompts when performing destructive faction actions (e.g. leave, disband) Fixed a bug with inventory when player had a large volume of meth Improved hit detection of doors for vehicle enter Fixed a bug where entering a vehicle would not work General improvements to vehicle enter Improvements for client freezing issues Improvements for players getting stuck in interiors Fixed bug where DMV vehicles would not respawn Added /admintow Added /admintowall Added /ogethere (offline get here) Added /makedrugs for admins to spawn stackable/splittable drugs for official factions Fixes: 0002825: [Properties] exit mark disappears. 0002776: [Properties] sometimes the exit mark disappears. 0002833: [Properties] Disappearing characters 0002871: [Properties] Property spawns you to a area unable to leave with no players/npcs 0002909: [Admin (Report as Private)] Need drug items and they need to be splittable 0002877: [Factions] When you click disband on a faction's F3, there's no are you sure button. 0002674: [Events] DMV - Car does not respawn after test is successfully completed 0002927: [Admin (Report as Private)] Need an offline teleport command to prevent crashing. 0002929: [Vehicles] Car on credit (Faction) 0002879: [General] Rental vehicle preview vehicles bounce, purchase vehicles do not 0002931: [Accounts] Paychecks should be done differently. 0002930: [Vehicles] Car on credit 0002933: [GUI] Frisk GUI getting stuck after Detainment 0002955: [General] Spotlight not able to be moved for the SD SUV Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  9. 24 points
    Server Script Update (v6.6.1.9) | August, 2019 Media All new Auction System! GPS Interior Locator (/gps) SMS Popup Notifications Features GPS Portable Radar is not toggleable The cigarette icon returns! An all new auction system operated in game You can now toggle the alt vehicle descriptions in your F10 settings SMS notifications pop up your phone: Added a GPS interior locator: Adjustments: Improved speed camera performance by reducing server load Adjusted flood event water levels We are now beginning to phase out the use of Safes Safes are now deprecated and you can no longer add items to them, we recommend using storage generics instead (these can already be purchased from stores) Added SCoSA to the hotline 311 Decreased minimum advert name length to 3 Removed the feature that allowed vehicle and property thefts to be turned off in the report panel Improved performance of interior settings GUI Fixes: Fixed being able to send in a report with over 150 characters Code refactor of the old computer system Prevent /ads from being opened without being logged in Prevent /report from being opened on the login screen Fixed a warning in paintball A special thank you to @Unitts, @SpeedYY and @Eloquent for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  10. 23 points
    The News That Matters, Today CIRCULATION: 145,000~ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2019 DAILY 35¢ The Grand Reopening of the Mojito Inn Written by Ray Costa Owner Stephen Irvine (far left) with fellow patrons at the Mojito Inn. PALETO BAY - The grand reopening of the Mojito Inn was celebrated enthusiastically this past Saturday with over fifty patrons in attendance since the taverns' closure two years ago today. The popular and often frequented tavern was forced to close their doors when a tragic grease fire erupted in the kitchen and caused significant damage, requiring extensive renovations in the kitchen from fire damage and throughout the entire building due to extensive smoke damage. Drywall was replaced along with most of the walls and plumbing was redone. Prior to the opening of the Mojito Inn fifteen years ago, patrons were forced to take a twenty-minute drive South along the Great Ocean Highway to Hookie's, another local tavern in the area. Understandably, people were less inclined to drive such a distance with the intention of consuming alcoholic beverages as it became troublesome to return to Paleto Bay without the aid of public transportation or taxi services. It was for this reason that Stephen Irvine, owner of the Mojito Inn, created the establishment fifteen years ago. The close proximity to Paleto Bay allowed for the town's residents to congregate around a central establishment that gave birth to a nightlife that was formerly unknown to the town. However almost ironically, the same issue occurred again during the closure of the Mojito Inn for the two-year renovation hiatus. Thankfully, the two-year delay did not harm the popularity of the grand reopening and was celebrated with a large audience the first day. The staff will shy away from opening another kitchen, due to "fear of having another kitchen fire occurring" according to Stephen Irvine. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will still be served along with finger foods such as chips, peanuts, and other treats. Mr. Irvine also hopes to appeal to a broader audience by having a casino opened inside the bar along with a live band, providing more entertainment then was previously possible. A photo of the Mojito Inn at night Have information that can improve the accuracy of this article? Want to see something else reported on? Looking for a career with us? Send us an e-mail at contact.globalmedianews.com (( @Wright ))
  11. 22 points
    GTA:V Showcase Stream OwlGaming staff will be hosting a gameplay stream on Youtube next Saturday, July 6th around 21:00UTC. In this approximately 1 hour stream we will be showcasing many of the features that we created to make our server unique. This stream will also give you the ability to give us feedback on areas you think we should expand on before launching. Many GAT members and users with the beta-tester role on discord will be online so that we can create some dynamic RP scenes. You can find the stream on our Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCov1MwxOPcO_Pi_b5JGT_rQ Additionally, make sure you're in our discord to receive a notification in the #announcements channel when we go live! Thank you for your patience in the development of GTA:V, we can't wait to show you what we've created with . Kind Regards, - OwlGaming Game Administration - OwlGaming Development Team
  12. 22 points
    Ban Leniency and Reminder of the Open Door Policy Ban Leniency In accordance with our announcement on stream, we are introducing a leniency on current ban records. This means if you are currently banned for any reason (that isn't a blacklist) you are eligible to received a much lighter sentence of a unban on the spot. If you think an admin is still being overly harsh with your ban please reach out to me. I would love to hear it. To give a couple examples, Bob was banned for powergaming after gaining > 20 points on the ban system. Even though his infractions were minor, they built up to a long term ban. Bob is perfectly eligible to be unbanned, today. Peter was banned for alt-alt with a 20 point infraction. He was since unbanned but received a couple of points for MG resulting in a perm ban. This is a misuse of the system if his ban was to be upheld for longer than necessary. Peter can be unbanned after only a couple days or a week. We will be continuing this policy up to the release of V. Open Door Policy I wanted to take a moment to remind players about Owl's open door policy with members of UA and specifically the Head Admins. If you have any concerns of suggestions to bring up to staff, please reach out to myself or another Head Admin. At the very least we can help direct you to where on the forums such an idea could be posted so the whole community can get involved. I have been hearing concerns of corruption within the GAT ranks. I take these seriously, please reach out to me ASAP if you have proof of such an event. I can ensure you remain anonymous in your report and we can look at resolving it. Just to re-iterate, I'm always available on the OwlGaming Discord with my PMs open. I also will respond to any forum PMs I receive. I know many are adverse to creating a formal ticket for complaints, so this is a way for you to write something short and sweet to see immediate results. Thank you everyone, we're a community together. We have to work together, not against one another to improve the quality of the server. You make a difference in shaping the direction of oG. - OwlGaming Community
  13. 22 points
    End of June 2019 Newsletter Community & Script Updates OwlV Stream We recently hit a pretty big landmark and had our first live stream showcasing our progress thus far with the script for our upcoming GTA V server. We think it went quite well and we ask that everyone who is able, fill out the Google Form we have put up on the thread there. We want your feedback! Thanks a bunch to everyone who watched and helped make the live stream a reality. Faction Team Update We've just posted a Faction Team Update, go check it out. There's LOTS to do on the virtual market both legally and illegally. You're sure to find something that suits you and your faction. Cartel De Sinaloa Congrats to Cartel De Sinaloa on receiving official. Everyone should check out their new subforum. Game Administration Team Update Since our last newsletter, we've had two big GAT updates. Congrats @Salsa and @CoronaCanadian on your promotions. Thanks to everyone who left as well for your contributions to the community. Flood Event We had a flood event, eluded to by an article thanks to @Chaos It was a TON of fun and we look forward to more events like this. We always appreciate eveyone's input on what kind of events they want to see. Of course, we cannot have a flood every other month, but if there's demand for something fun, we'll find ways to make it happen! Below you can see lots of screenshots of the event. Community Spotlight Ford of Los Santos There was a great article written by @DxRK promoting the Ford dealership in Los Santos. Take a gander at it. Covington Trucking Update Covington Trucking continues to be unique in their practices and do public press releases as things change in the faction. Something more in line with what companies do in real life. We appreciate the effort and invite you to read their latest publication. Los Santos Government There's actually been quite a lot going on with the government. Their activity shows and they have some good publications about the flood, their elections, new commendations, and the passing of Andy Sims, a councilmember. RIP @dylzion Character Stories There's been a nice influx of character stories recently here in June, check 'em out. @Resident & @Urshankov have written some good stuff! Custom Skins @rainydays is making some really amazing looking custom skins. Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 2,053 reports handled in the month of June! We're happy to say that player reports still remains a relatively small portion of the tickets! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
  14. 20 points
    Owl V Is moving to LS! The OwlGaming GTAV server will be moving to LS! We will be offering roleplay in both LS and the county. The update for this will go live on Saturday at 10am UTC. House tokens are being refunded to anyone who used them so they can move to LS if they choose. Admins will be there to help people move to LS. There is a spawn selector now being added that will be triggered when you login, you can then choose where you'd rather spawn depending on what you intend to use your character for. Additionally, we will have a command to allow players to bring their vehicles to LS. Some important locations have been set up in LS and the existing ones will also remain in Paleto. Factions & Businesses: You will be offered refunds for properties in Paleto or other relocation assistance if you want to move. Some hub locations we're focusing on are Mirror Park, Grove and the Rancho Apartment Blocks DMV is duplicated at the city hall near the construction site. Some points of interest have been compiled here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BVVMdIAEr3Pst0Ui2r-WuELOUhjsIMIdS4JorC6rIm4/edit?usp=sharing Thanks for continuing to support our still new server, - OwlGaming Upper Administration - OwlGaming Community
  15. 20 points
    September 2019 Newsletter Community & Script Updates Game Administration Team Update We've recently opened up administration applications. There are some community members who have expressed interest in becoming administrators for specific platforms (MTA and or V) and we encourage you to apply if this is the case. Faction Team Update Since our last newsletter, we've had two Faction Team updates, and another one is in the works for September. This upcoming newsletter will contain an update to http://docs.owlgaming.net/ to include a detailed tutorial on how to use the Virtual Market and how to progress as a faction in general for all of those new members who have joined since the launch of V and are not familiar with how the faction evaluation process works from MTA. Something I'd like to announce before it's mentioned in the upcoming September update is that the Faction Team is interested in continuing to provide support for new factions on V in the form of starter packages. If you are leading an active faction on the server and wish to take advantage of a starter package, please let us know through a Faction Contact. OwlV Script Updates We've had two script updates, two development updates, and eleven hotfixes since launch! The work done has been monumental so far. There have been enough updates that I won't link all of them but check out the latest script updates and development updates. You can check out the rest of the updates and hotfixes in THIS section. Launch of OwlV Beta The launch of OwlV on RageMP has been a very exciting event and a big step forward for OwlGaming. Since this beta launch, there have been several script updates and hotfixes. We hope this fast-paced progress has been evident. Scripting this much is nearly a full-time job for our development team and lots of things happen in the backend that are not necessarily so apparent at face value. The time taken to read reported bugs, reproduce them, figure out the case, and fix them is immense. We are prioritizing bugs that hinder the play experience first as well so the script is as smooth and bug-free as possible. This is as stated before, a beta launch. Your assistance in reporting bugs is GREATLY APPRECIATED! This can be done at https://bugs.owlgaming.net/my_view_page.php - Under the V section. GameCoins for Playing OwlV! We're offering GameCoins for players who showcase OwlV by streaming and videos. Some of you do this already and we'd like to say thanks! It helps spread the word and we're more than happy to reward you for your help in the community. Upcoming Elections We recently announced our plans on how we're going to handle elections on V. Keep an eye out for the announcement with dates and more details in the near future. Community Spotlight 9/11 Memorial Server Event The Los Santos County Government recently held an in-game memorial for 9/11 in Paleto Bay. It was some fun roleplay for the server, lots of players were there, including the Fire Department, Sheriff's Department, and lots of others to take advantage of the free food! This was the first official event of OwlV and we look forward to creating many more. @ItsMelodyy decided to stream the event as well! The Vikings Motorcycle Club A new faction has appeared from @Dougie, showing promising activity and roleplay with some great screenshots! Those of you interested in this style of RP are definitely encouraged to check them out. The biker style of roleplay really fits well into our roleplay area as well. The Vikings also have a really cool promotional video they've created. Cartel Del Suroeste The Cartel has been working towards implementing real-life stories into their roleplay, with the latest being focused on the recent article regarding Mexican crime syndicates spraying a banned pesticide on weed plants in the Californian mountains. This is bringing a lot of immersive roleplay for the faction as well as thinking outside the box in terms of the opportunities that this can bring. Articles Articles in character are always a great way to provide a certain level of immersion that really ties everyone's RP together through an event they all now know about. We encourage everyone to write articles about in character events and to submit them to the Faction Team to get paid VIA our entertainment / media VM! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord!
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    Server Script Update (v0.1 Hotfix 10) | September, 2019 This build focuses on fixing the most frequently occurring bugs. Fixes: Fixed a bug with paydays Fixed a bug where items could disappear from the UI Fixed a bug where items could disappear or dupe when moving between vehicles and persons PD can no longer arrest themselves Improvements to instability/freezes when selecting characters on char select screen Fixed a client crash (dcf60db392ba4e5e9c9a95125f40d4f4) Fixed a client crash (e32333b16dbb4bf698d263c50157f4ad) Fixed a client crash (b6e183073bc349c1aab87eaabf9bf0fb) 0002962: [Vehicles] Seems that towed rental vehicles are unable to be taken back out. 0002216: [General] Buying store items sometimes causes NPC to disappear and interior function to fail 0002848: [Properties] Some players cannot enter locations like the bank and clothing store 0002534: [Vehicles] Prevent vehicles parking at the dealer 0002882: [General] Vehicle shop camera adjustments stay on after clicking a button 0002966: [Vehicles] Mileage doesn't save 0002967: [GUI] Some report stuff will show even if 'Admin Reports' are ticked off in the settings 0002976: [Items] Putting a backpack inside a vehicle inventory with items in the bag, displays as 0 in the vehicle. 0002977: [Items] Merging drugs will delete them after server restart? 0002978: [General] Killing yourself in the cell respawns you at the Hospital 0002979: [Items] /makegun puts the spawned item into trunk after accessing it 0002981: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admins are able to set duplicate vehicle plates 0002982: [Items] Moving items causes inventory to be blank 0002901: [Admin (Report as Private)] Random duplicatoin 0002908: [Items] Taking a gun from a car inv deletes the gun entirely 0002856: Radios disappear from inv. 0002828: Items disappearing from Inventory 0002657: SD containers disappear if you use items within them. 0002867: If jailed, using /ks respawns player at hospital, essentially escaping jail Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    First set of screens here finally
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    Server Script Update (v0.1 RC1) | August, 2019 This is the first of our updates for OwlGaming V, which includes hotfixes & general improvements. We will continue to provide a high frequency of script updates throughout the launch weekend, if/when required. Adjustments: Improved error handling Updated government building location Optimized chat functions eligibility checker Added tutorial message about car washes Improved error messaging around admin interior commands Set server tags for masterlist Added link to rules on login screen Updated tutorial questions/answers Fixes: 0002661: [Accounts] Show alert when a donation perk is purchased 0002650: [Admin] Display a message when a app is pending 0002696: [Admin] Using /setvehfaction randomly stops working and when attempted later crashes the server 0002698: [Factions] Editing ranks and salaries for factions not saving 0002669: [General] Remove firearm related stuff 0002667: [General] Floating as a dog while in tutorial. 0002673: [GUI] Tutorial text inconsistencies 0002671: [GUI] Tweak tutorial text about fixing vehicles 0002687: [General] Add a command to see online admins. 0002678: [General] Player Name Distance too short 0002676: [General] Reduce distance you can see a /me for entering property 0002672: [GUI] Tutorial text says DMV cars are behind the building 0002693: [Properties] Accidentally deleted interior ID 8 Fixed a bug where interior markers could appear too high Fixed /last Fixed /ri Fixed /makeveh Fixed a bug where vehicles could disappear on respawn Fixed a bug where faction invites would not put the player in the faction correctly when accepting Fixed a client exception (Tracking ID: 954ed42fcad04bca9662b2a18202fc92) Fixed a server exception (Tracking ID: 297ce8c63dc1486f8c8e141f03969e24) Tutorial now shows the correct government building Fixed a bug where faction invite GUI would not appear for remote player Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    Not type of guy to make videos but I'Ll drop my factions instead ngl I made some lifelong homies shoutout to @Flluroz @DaLuppo @Klippan @Stretch @BboyEnzo @Taliban @Craazy @RUNYOUOUTYOURHOOD @Dynamo @Matey @Immaculate @ertidog @Kevin @Matey @Mills @BlanK @JamalWalker @Smallz @Notorious @Poffy @Roi @Muamer112 @GeroXy @ZythuM @Vubstersmurf @Squirdo and many more that I can't think of rn, I got mad luv for you guys Last but not least, LONG LIVE @ToastyBud. This shit taught me how to grow weed, how to cook meth, how to boost a car and many more Catch yall around.
  20. 19 points
    Development Update 9/10/2019 We wanted to give you guys a quick update on where we are at with development, as we enter into week 2 of Owl V. New RAGE Client Update We're happy to announce that the RAGE development team has provided a client update which resolves the vehicle disappearing bug we were experiencing and increases client stability. We're still looking for feedback on this, so please feel free to reach out via Discord. New Developers We're excited to welcome Eloquent onto the V Development Team. Eloquent has been a key developer on our MTA server and has previously implemented features for V. We look forward to his increased contributions to V, which have already begun! Interviewing New UI Developer We are currently interviewing a new UI developer whom has presented interesting work to us. Hiring on a UI developer will free up time from C# devs, enabling us to parallelize UI & script work, meaning we can produce features at a higher rate. Upcoming Development Period Now that we've fixed the core issues with client & server stability, and have leveled up our development team, we are planning on rolling out new features (while still providing bug fixes!) in the near future. The first areas we'll be focusing on are admin reports, PD weapon licensing, item destruction. More to follow on future areas. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  21. 19 points
    "Today, Los Zetas are not what they used to be. The fragmentation of the Zetas has been enormous. The Zetas Old School and the Southeast Cartel are now the most important factions of the Zetas. It's hard to identify, due to this severe fragmentation, whether or not some elements of these groups were even part of the original Zetas." "It’s difficult to link them to the personnel of the initial members because most of them are dead or in jail now." - Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera Lazcano Era Lazcano was placed as third in command in Los Zetas and after the famous capture of Rogelio González Pizaña in 2004, he became the commander. Under the leadership of Lazcano, Los Zetas recruited more people into the organization, most of them were former soldiers of the Mexican military. Lazcano instilled "military culture" in his squadron due to his military background. They were professionally trained using real military tactics and later used in criminal activities. This made Los Zetas one of the deadliest Cartels in Mexico alongside with the famous Sinaloa Cartel. Lazcano was famous for his brutality, massive violence and torture methods. "La Paleta" ( The Popsicle ) is torture method that was invented by Lazcano. Victims were tied to objects and stripped naked while getting beaten with a board to death. ( Los Zetas members with tortured victim ) - LiveLeak Los Zetas infighting 2010 - year when Los Zetas started to slowly crumble into pieces. Miguel Treviño Morales was one of the leaders in Los Zetas along with Lazcano himself and Eduardo Manzanares. Miguel had the power and respect to do anything. He used them to get himself the loyalty and respect of many people in Los Zetas and eventually they stopped paying loyalty to Lazcano. The rumors started appearing, about Miguel removing Lazcano from leadership, in mid-2012, when public banners and music videos about betrayal between the two leaders were published. After the death of Lazcano it was confirmed that the leaders kept alliance with each other. Regardless their relationship, Lazcano was killed by Mexican Navy soldiers. However, many think it was inside job made by Miguel. Shortly after, Omar Treviño Morales, one of the main leaders along with Miguel Treviño Morales was arrested in 2015. Due the arrest of Omar, Los Zetas fragmented and got at the weakest point that we see today. Most of the original top brass of Los Zetas either vanished, went to prison or died during the infighting. ( A timeline of the Zetas’ ) Cartel Del Suroeste Eduardo Manzanares - one of few who made out alive during the Los Zetas infights between leaders. Before the Zetas fragmentation, Eduardo was third in command under Lazcano leadership. He took the opportunity, while others were fighting, and settled himself in Los Santos, Paleto Bay with all his contacts and established a new cell of Los Zetas, Cartel Del Suroeste. Eduardo continued his operations in Paleto under new Los Zetas leader, Miguel Treviño Morales for quite a while. After the arrest of Omar Treviño Morales, which caused the famous fragmentation of Zetas, Eduardo pushed Cartel Del Suroeste for independence with the help of his people and succeeded, making Cartel Del Suroeste independent. Today, Eduardo Manzanares is considered one of successor of the notorious Los Zetas leader, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano. Eduardo managed to keep low profile as he was establishing his organization in the US while the media was focused on the Los Zetas infights and their mass murders. Cartel Del Suroeste is currently running in Los Santos county, Paleto bay. Organization is known for their activity such as extortion, murder for hire, drug and human trafficking, arms dealing. Apart from the activities, Eduardo seeks to continue the culture he lived in and spread it across USA.
  22. 18 points
    The Bloods street gang began at the Centennial High School in Compton, California and were originally known as the Piru gang - Piru meaning Piru Street in Compton, California. The Bloods street gang has become one of the most violent and notorious street gangs active in North America today. With active chapters stretching from the southern United States border into Canada’s larger cities such as Montreal and Toronto, the Bloods continue to further expand their influence by opening new chapters. Emerging Bloods subsets form per the influence of larger Bloods gangs with organizational hubs in cities including Los Santos, New York City, and Chicago. Originally a gang with membership exclusive to African-Americans, many Bloods gang sets today recruit Asian, Caucasian, and Latino members. The Bloods were initially formed in the City of Los Santos during the 1970's to protect neighborhoods from rival gangs and anti-civil rights protests. After the introduction of crack cocaine in the 1980's however, the Bloods along with other street gangs became central drug shops and middlemen for large-quantity suppliers. Throughout this time the Bloods rivaled many other gangs including other Bloods sets for drug territory. As Latino street gangs grew in membership and power, fighting amongst African-American street gangs fell in terms of priority. Many of the 78 identified Bloods gangs in South Los Santos during the 1990's unified in several gang networks to defend against Latino gangs, some even including long-time gang rival the Crips. Despite warring against Latino gangs in South Los Santos, Bloods gang sets continued to grow while new ones emerged. By 2000 six new major Bloods gang sets had been identified, three of which were reported to be based in East Los Santos. Most prominent of these three is the Money Made Mafia Bloods set. Comprised of two subsets, the Money Made Mafia Bloods are a Piru-affiliated street gang headquartered in the 300-unit Crystal Gardens housing project lot of the South Side and is one of two Bloods gangs currently active in the South Side. The Bloods present a significant threat to correctional administrators not only due to their predatory and violent behavior but more importantly due to their intense rivalry with the Crips. As do the Crips, the Bloods have a strong fascination with assault-type weapons. California Bloods sets are typically from South-Central Los Angeles; they have similar attitudes about group loyalty and violence. Like the Crips, the Bloods love to be in the limelight. They are especially arrogant and believe that acting naive about them conveys weakness. Bloods members will seize every opportunity to lie and portray the image that they respect only those who are “bigger and worse”. Traditionally, the Bloods Street gangs have always worn red colors, using red bandana's or red rags; similar graffiti and graphics styles, expressing their disrespect and resentment for Crips and Crips symbols. Recently, a new trend appears to have arisen. Bloods in some eastern states have reportedly been known to wear brown, tan and rust or burnt orange colors to represent "Dried" blood.
  23. 18 points
    Server Script Update (v0.1.1L) | October, 2019 This update includes an updated inventory design & re-script with many improvements & fixes. As this is a major inventory change, please bug any issues you find. Adjustments: Redesigned & re-implemented inventory with many improvements & fixes Vehicle trunk sizes are now tied to the vehicle size Socket and container sizes are now respected Note: If you previously had a container with more items than the newly imposed maximum, those items will remain in the container/socket until you empty it, however you will not be able to put extra items into the container until doing so. Fixes: Inventory no longer flickers when performing actions 0003140: Can't buy a backpack 0003136: I can't put stuff in my trunk 0002990: Gun duplicating more with dragging to backpack 0002924: Items disappearing from bags 0002980: Unable to put items in a Declasse Burrito (VIN 841) 0002989: Moving gun from back pants to left waist causes inventory to disappear 0003006: Moving items into trunk causes trunk icon at the bottom to disappear 0003010: Item randomly is put on the back slot when it is normally not able to be put there 0002987: Item number artifact in top left screen 0003008: Item amounts in four digits overlap with other items 0003009: Inventory panels do not stay up as items are moved and inventory updates 0002690: Frisking someone the radial menu appears out of place and no way to exit the menu. 0003117: Radios disappear 0002903: Cannot move item into van trunk 0002221: Inventory flickers when dropping an item 0002458: Putting items into trunk makes the trunk UI disappear and reappear Fixed a bug where paychecks could spam Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  24. 18 points
    Giveaway : Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Key x 3 With the public beta release date for OwlGaming V getting announced last week, I'm aware that there are a lot of people who are excited and are waiting to try it out but then there are also people who won't be able to try it out due to not having a legal copy of Grand Theft Auto V. Since the public beta starts on the 31st of August, I thought that I'd do a giveaway before it so it gives more people a chance of trying it out for themselves (So that they get the full experience and don't have to watch a live stream or watch others play it). A total of three keys will be given out in this giveaway which means that three lucky people will have a chance to try out the beta once it starts. How to Enter? Honestly all you really have to do is just leave a comment on this giveaway and you're entered but there are some specific requirements, Requirements - Don't already own GTA V on PC (Make it fair for everyone else) - Your PC should at least be able to run GTA V / RageMP (After all the whole giveaway is so more people get a chance to try out the beta) - This isn't a requirement but you don't have to be from a specific region, all three keys are global keys. All three giveaway winners will be announced on the 30th of July Good luck to everyone!
  25. 18 points
    Points to address that I've seen here, sorry if I missed someone or something. Please PM me if I did. - Illegal Rolepaly is inactive: Some people mentioned that it's too difficult to run an illegal faction and get official. What is the area we can improve this? It's basically, make faction reports regularly which details your activity, have a faction thread where you share roleplay. FT will recognize it as you develop and you'll be granted support. I understand I'm making it sound easy but it's also not meant to be hard. There's def illegal RPers that we are missing, but many just get bored of MTA and there's not much we can do about that. - Corrupt admins Please report them, I've seen no evidence of corrupt admins. I'm swift to handle them if they are. - Lack of events We do a lot of events. But we had a GAT meeting today and spoke to admins about creating their own roleplay scenarios with other people playing to help eliminate the ghost town feeling. We also need the players help here to create events too. - Too many bans As mentioned on stream, we are going to do a very slack unbanning process leading up to V. However, if there are some overly harsh bans made, please staff report so we can investigate. - Too many trollers Sort of conflicts with other reports made here about too many bans. We are doing our best to find a balance but harmless trolling is usually ignored among friends. If it is really affecting RP we will and do take that seriously. The OP requested this be closed, so it will be. If there are specific suggestions to discuss then please make rule discussions, script suggestions, general discussions, or staff reports. There are so many avenues we have for discussing new ideas and we ENCOURAGE them. Thank you for making this thread, it does show there are many people here that care about the longevity of Owl, as do I.
  26. 17 points
    Server Script Update (v1.6.3) | New Inventory, Furniture Storage, Seatbelts & more! | May, 2020 This update adds in a new inventory, furniture storage items, seatbelts and more! Related items also coming this week: Masks & generic items! Additionally, be sure to check out the roadmap! Lots of cool things are being worked on, such as drug grows, etc. OwlV Roadmap OwlV Bugtracker Missed RAGE 1.1? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.6? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.5? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.4? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.3? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.2? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.1? Click here for more info! Free Grand Theft Auto V In-case you missed it, Epic are currently giving away Grand Theft Auto V, for free, and you get to keep it forever! Click here for more information! Features & Adjustments Updated inventory UI Weapon attachments/mods now show weapons to attach onto Keys are now on a separate tab Your existing keys have moved here Added a wallet slot Your on-hand cash is shown here Your existing drivers permits, firearms licenses are now moved here Move item, merge etc. now show a list of valid targets rather than leaving the user to guess Furniture and clothing are now shown on separate tabs All inventory tabs are now scrollable All inventory windows (e.g. containers) are now scrollable Improved support on lower resolutions Lots of inventory bug fixed Split item now lets you type the number to split Item badges are more descriptive Furniture shows preview of name Keys show vehicle/property id Clothing shows if it is being worn or not Seatbelt feature - /seatbelt to toggle when in a vehicle, automatically unbuckles when leaving a vehicle It actually has a benefit and will stop you from flying out the windshield Added furniture storage Existing furniture bought and/or placed which is now purchasable as storage, automatically has storage Press E to interact with a storage Furniture store now has a category showing everything with storage Furniture store now shows how many storage slots the furniture has Edit interior now has a category showing everything with storage Edit interior now shows how many storage slots the furniture has Notifications now show on the right hand of the screen to avoid covering the chatbox Added a warning when playing on an extremely low resolution Fixes /air doesn't work for police heli or FD heli Everyone could see "extended" /thiscar Fixed a server crash 0003755: PD does not have /dearrest or /unarrest command Fixed a bug with GPS Fixed a bug where HUD location could appear twice Added extra low resolution support for character creation UI Added extra low resolution support for barber Added extra low resolution support for tattoo artist Added extra low resolution support for clothing store Added extra low resolution support for plastic surgeon Moving item to furniture & accessing it Removing item from furniture Furniture Store Main Inventory Wallet Clothing Keyring Furniture Accessing Container: Splitting Items Merging Items Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team (Yannick, Chaos, Jer, Daniels, Eloquent)
  27. 17 points
    The Vinewood Mob is a collection of organized crime groups located in Los Santos, San Andreas dating back to the 1930s and ‘40s. The groups are largely composed of Italian-American, Irish-American, and Jewish gangsters from the Vinewood district of Los Santos. Originally led by Aldo Ricci, and later by feared mob boss Frank “The Undertaker” Udinesi, the Vinewood Mob is thought to be responsible for over 2000 contract killings, racketeering of hundreds of businesses, drug and gun smuggling and various legal fronts since their inception. The Pirozzi Crime Family Michael Trentino was the son of the former Fillipelli caporegime, Benicio "Benny" Pinto. He was the brother of mobster Valerio Capon, a former underboss of the family. No other details of his early life are available. On March 4th, 1989, boss Joseph Pirozzi was shot at an Italian American restaurant, Pizzeria Roma. Pirozzi survived, but in a vegetative state. Joseph De Luca and his family essentially took control of the family after the Pirozzi shooting. However, unlike Pirozzi, De Luca preferred to hide behind figurehead bosses. At this point, De Luca designated Trentino as the front boss for the Pirozzi family. On June 5th, 1996, Trentino was convicted of perjury in state court. Prosecutors had charged that Trentino lied to a grand jury when he claimed to have not visited a Pirozzi family safe house in Spring Valley, Las Venturas, before the murder of Emelyan Demidov. He was later sentenced to seven years in state prison; however, his sentence was cut short after rival gang member Artem Shubin strangled him in his bunk. It is speculated that the Pirozzi Crime Family is still in operation to this day; however, the identity of any leader(s) is currently unknown. The Balistrieri Crew The Rockford Hills area has a history of organized crime dating back to the 40's when it is believed that the Pirozzi and Zito families were battling for control of the drug market. The area has been relatively quiet over the years but now law enforcement investigations have reported a rise in illegal activities including; firearm distribution, petty theft and drug trafficking. The LSPD believes the rise in criminal activity to be related to organized crime, although no investigation has been able to prove the existence of any group as of yet. The LSPD does have suspicions that a local bar, The Pink Swan, may have ties with the speculated group as there has been many reports of suspicious activity by the locals of the area that pertains to the management and employees of the bar. This faction is our interpretation of how a modern crime organization might exist, meaning we are not adhering to common tropes seen in media in regards to Italian-American mafia-esque crime families. We will work with anyone from all different backgrounds including things like gangbangers, Asian mobsters, bikers, civilians, etc, to facilitate the RP we're trying to have. Everyone is welcome to become affiliated and work within our organization. As this is a new faction on a relatively new server, we are currently accepting OOC membership. Please message me if you are interested in becoming a member or starting your own affiliate crew in the faction. Any person or group willingly associating with the Vinewood Mob, whether by membership, repeated interactions or prolonged business arrangements can be subject to a CK at the discretion of the groups leadership.
  28. 17 points
    OwlGaming V Launch We are now announcing our official launch of the GTAV server this Sunday! Now that we are out of beta we were able to highlight some of our most important improvements in the above video, however, there has been MUCH more done since the beta's initial release and we have a lot an awful lot more planned! One major thing that was not highlighted in the above video was our phone system that we now have since initially launching. We've come a long way and we have you to thank for that. We hope you hop in-game and give us another shot. Faction Starter Packs and Easy Official Status As we continue to listen to community feedback, we are now making it easier for factions to achieve official status. There is no longer an extraneous period of activity required before reaching official faction status, giving you and your faction all the support you need to roleplay. I would like to remind people that we offer faction starter packs, aimed at giving factions more of a helping hand in building a foundation. If you and your friends would like to create a faction, the faction team are happy to help out with assets such as: Vehicles Properties Weapon Packs Drugs and sometimes in game cash! Media Team I want to thank the media team for working hard on the above video. We hope to do more videos and promotional photos in the upcoming months. Thank you to @rosemarie @Jer and SergeantHashem! If you're interested in joining, please reach out to me on discord or in a forum PM. Friend Referrals The UCP has an option where you can refer a friend to create an account on OwlGaming, if you do you can win free gamecoins if the person you referred reaches a certain number of hours! We are currently in the process of implementing this in our GTAV server. If you were referred by someone and you created an account in-game, make a support ticket and we can set the referral for you to make sure your friend gets his hard-earned gamecoins. Other Server Character Transfers If you're a player on an eligible RageMP Roleplay server (for example GTAW) and want to give OwlGaming a shot, you may have the option to transfer some or all of your assets to OwlGaming! This way you won't need to start over and can get right in on the action. These transfers will be handled on a case by case basis, please make a support ticket with us to start the transfer! https://owlgaming.net/support Upcoming Fishing Update We have a stability and feature update coming soon, which will see the release of fishing and other improvements to the server. Additionally, we are well prepared for the public release of Rage 1.1 which we hope to happen soon now that the developer preview is public (we've been in the private preview for awhile). Thank you all for your continued support! See you in game on Sunday February 23rd! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Upper Administration
  29. 17 points
    Gamecoin Sale and Q&A Recap! Gamecoin Sale If you find enjoyment in Owl, please consider donating to keep the lights on. We are running a 30% bonus sale now, so you get 30% more GCs on each purchase marked as a "[SALE!]" on the website. If you have been enjoying Owl for some time and want to pay back a little, please consider sending a couple bucks so we can keep the servers running :) https://owlgaming.net/account/purchase/ Q&A Recap We uploaded a video of the Q&A so you can watch it if you missed it. Future We're going to continue to script new features that you have been asking for! We are going to continue to run events while we add features until we get our script features into a more stable position. Yannick is working on cruise control and phone features: We are working on adding more character customization features next. This includes tattoos and makeup options for your characters. We recently added the barber shop! Thank you all for playing, we hope you continue to have fun on the server. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Upper Administration
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    Server Script Update (v0.1 RC2) | August, 2019 Adjustments: Performance improvements for server Players are now notified of pending shutdowns Fixed server error relating to vehicle display name Players now show up in player list as OwlGaming Player <number> Players now show up in player list with "Logging in" or "Selecting Character" when not in-game yet Updated tutorial questions Added character hours played to characters (previously we only had account hours played) Reduced number of automatic /me's Fixes: 0002681: [General] Cellphone does not work properly (much more detail in ticket) 0002659: [General] Phone calling not working 0002663: [GUI] Calling 911 shows dispatch is speaking twice and hanging up twice 0002722: [General] 911 doesn't work, maybe add /911 for admins as well. 0002691: [Properties] INTERIORS UNLOAD WHEN SOMEONE EXITS 0002692: [Properties] /delint causes server crashing 0002700: [Factions] Output faction ID onto the faction panel 0002651: [GUI] New login brings up typing box and typing indicator 0002730: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002705: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002713: [GUI] Vehicle showroom icon in LS 0002608: [GUI] Typing in the report panel interacts with chat 0002714: [GUI] Typing in the report UI triggers other keybinds 0002727: [General] /sl displays "X shouts" instead of "X shouts loudly" like before 0002648: [GUI] Tab shows players who logged out and are on the login screen 0002707: [General] /admins and /staff show players as well 0002724: [Items] Tokens 0002645: [GUI] Tutorial background bar off center 0002016: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002017: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0001571: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0001743: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0001901: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002013: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002424: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002463: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002636: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002531: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002549: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002562: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002579: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002587: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002591: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002593: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002594: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002600: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002614: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002627: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002650: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002696: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002701: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002720: [Admin (Report as Private)] Admin bug (Description revoked) 0002737: [GUI] Everyone goes to the same create character world Fixed a general UI bug Fixed clientside error (ID: 9d43fb0695534982b561b8fb3562898a) Fixed server error (ID: e2862fbb5acc44a58bd09617ac57d529) Fixed server error (ID: 16d5cd1aacae46779b9b2fa61b5e7df4) Fixed server error (ID: dcf1c499fcf5445ea521ddf3b488463d) Fixed server error (ID: 42dae44bcd4d402c8b4dffa325c5fa29) Fixed server error (ID: 4fa16801ce5649fcb671546504d4b2e0) Fixed bug where faction ranks would not be saved when name is too long Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    Thanks to @LeNova Backstory: After a internal war in the Bonanno sub-branch in Montreal called the Cotroni crime family between the Sicilian and Calabrian sides that kept on through the mid 70s to the early 80s was won by the Sicilian side, the Rizzuto crime family under Nicolo Rizzuto's leadership became the new sub-branch of the Bonanno's in Montreal, and therefore the most powerful crime family in Montreal. Now: Several decades, assassinations and power struggles later, we write the year 2019, the Rizzuto's are now being run by Nicolo's grandson called Leonardo and still control Montreal as the Bonanno's sub-branch, they have watched Los Santos Italian crime family crisis for years now, no family has yet managed to fully settle down in Los Santos, they have decided to send someone there and build up their own sub-branch in Los Santos, cementing themselfes as a powerful family once again. OOC: As soon as you associate your character with this faction, you'll accept that you might fall under our CK clause which allows leaders to CK you if seen needed. We are always looking for new people that are interested in a fun LCN experience to join us, if you are interested contact my discord: Noah#1283
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    OwlV goes RAGE 1.1 | May, 2020 This update rolls out our script on RAGE 1.1, making us the first server with RAGE 1.1 support! Missed OwlV 1.6? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.5? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.4? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.3? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.2? Click here for more info! Missed OwlV 1.1? Click here for more info! What is RAGE 1.1? RAGE 1.1 is the new update from the RAGE team for the multiplayer client. Fixing a whole host of issues, too many to low, but here is a small snippet: Tons of sync improvements across the entire game Melee combat / brawls functional Improvements to gunfight/shooting synchronization Improvements to vehicle sync Trailers, towtrucks, etc. now work Performance improvements Initial download size of the script/server resources is now half Better support for modding Lots of new scripting capabilities for us to explore Fixes for blip names bring broken on map Server now runs at 4x speed/framerate, meaning better sync & responsiveness of the script! Lots of bug fixes! No more adding a text file to your client folder to enable C# scripts (enable-clientside-cs.txt) Want to read the full changelist? RAGE 1.1 Changelog RAGE 1.1 Update 1 Changelog Do I need to update or install something? No. The client you have right now supports both RAGE 0.3.7 and RAGE 1.1 If you are currently in the server, you will have to restart your client. Is RAGE 1.1 stable? What if it turns out not to be? We've been testing the RAGE 1.1 client for a while now and believe it to be stable enough to go live with. That being said, unexpected bugs can occur when the client is being hit with the higher player count seen on the live server. If this is the case, we will simply roll back to 0.3.7 server - as above, the client supports both versions, so there would be no change / nothing to uninstall or install for you. How do I connect to the server? The server IP & port are unchanged (v.owlgaming.net & port 5000). If you're having issues finding or connecting to the server, use 'direct connect' in the new RAGE client, look for the icon below: How do I report bugs? Bugs should be reported on the Owl BugTracker as normal. If the bug is deemed to be a RAGE client bug, we will forward it on to the RAGE development team. Are there any known issues currently? The biggest issue we've seen is that sometimes GTA 5 will not launch, in this case, you should check your taskmanager for any processes with the name "ragemp_game_ui.exe" and kill them. Screen may fade to black on spawn, if this occurs, Press F10 and change character and re-select your character Sometimes scoreboard players names may be blank, reconnecting resolves this You need to direct connect via v.owlgaming.net:5000 Are there any Owl script changes? We tried to keep this update limited to just RAGE 1.1 to reduce the scope for errors. There are however a few new vehicle models for the PD, a fix for the HUD location text rendering over itself, and the Pistol Mk 2 has been changed into a Glock. The new inventory update is near completion and is expected to land very soon. Driving: On-Foot: On-Foot 2: Shootout with moving, combat rolls, etc Shootout with moving, climbing, etc Being Shot: Melee/brawling: Tazer: Shooting & Driving: Shooting in Vehicles Shooting in Vehicles Shooting in Vehicles Shooting in Vehicles Drive-by Drive-by Drive-by Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team (Yannick, Chaos, Jer, Daniels, Eloquent)
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    The News That Matters, Today CIRCULATION: 145,000~ TUESDAY, MAY 5th, 2020 DAILY 35¢ Horror strikes Los Santos: Suspected serial killer on the loose Transcribed by Ray Costa Emergency services securing the crime scene and taking witness statements LOS SANTOS - The remains of a deceased female were found late Sunday night by County Commissioner Casey Hughes while walking his dog on a nature trail just off of the Senora Freeway in the Grand Senora Desert. Commissioner Hughes contacted police stating that "usually a box by the side of the highway isn't all that interesting but this one seemed different" and that "this particular box stunk to all hell". The Los Santos Police Department and Los Santos Fire Department both arrived on scene and were overheard stating "this again", implying that this is the second case of a murdered woman with similar injuries. The body was found in a wooden box with their wrists slashed, holes drilled into its wrists, and signs of suspected sexual battery, later confirmed with a rape kit. County Commissioner Casey Hughes informed Daily Globe Media that this is the first time he has heard of these murders, but urges the public that he has demanded an immediate investigation and is diverting all resources towards solving this case. Additionally, the District Attorney's Office is offering a reward of $100,000 to any information leading to an arrest. Questions as to why the public has been kept in the dark about a suspected serial killer, presumably targeting women, has been raised. Daily Globe Media believes that the public has the right to know so that preventative measures can be taken by citizens, schools, day care programs, and other areas that may serve as as breeding grounds for potential crimes of this nature. Chief Devin Altman of the Los Santos Police Department was contacted for comment and said that "the LSPD is currently investigating two homicides, both of which are similar in nature" and that "this investigation is currently our top priority, however, our investigation is still in it's early stages so we do not have any solid suspects as of yet. Detectives are following all potential leads, and the public will be informed through a press release when significant progress is made. The department will not be sharing any more information regarding the case at this time". The Los Santos Police Department has released a press statement with further information on the case. The box with the deceased body inside Have information that can improve the accuracy of this article? Want to see something else reported on? Looking for a career with us? Send us an e-mail at contact.globalmedianews.com (( @Wright )) *The comment section would be open for online posts*
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    And then there was nothing The city of Los Santos is deserted. Very few signs of life are to be seen around the empty streets (even stacks). It's not unsurprising. Los Santos has nothing to offer and the killings at Stacks seemed to outdo Syria. The Survivors A few people are left. Either too poor to move out or clinging to the nostalgia of their old, but forgotten city. They roam the street searching for the stats they've lost and the friends that are no more. Thanks to the lack of law enforcement food is free. Rumor has it that Idlewood Gas Station has years worth of Sandwiches and Pancakes. This same lack of law enforcement also makes it quite dangerous. People can kill others without any repercussions. Will the survivors (*cough* Bruce Dewitt and Alicia Castillo) find their lost stats or will they also fade into obscurity? Find out in the coming screenshots below.
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    Server Script Update (v0.1.2b) | November, 2019 This update adds the tagging system, a new job, a new extended phone, new animations & various other improvements. Check out the media at the bottom of the post! Next up we are working on custom radios, furniture & weapon customization. Tagging & Graffiti Cleaner job: Spray can items are now available in general stores for $50 Each spray can provides 25 tags You can create your own tag as shown below, by using the spray can item The editor has 1194 sprites available for use! Tags can also be shared with other players using the spray can item You can tag a wall by using the spray can item and finding a suitable surface If you get interrupted, you will be able to return later and resume tagging Spraying a wall and later changing your tag, will not update the existing wall tags Added a graffiti cleaner job (spray can icon on map) This job has no level cap You are paid $25 per tag cleaned Circles on the radar show the (rough) area where a tag is located New Phone: Redesigned phone with realistic UI + flow Added functionality: Texting Contacts list Notifications on phone Unread texts Call / text from contacts list Phone is turned off by it's button on the right. New Animations: Added /smoke Added /sit Added /clipboard Added /drinking Added /jog Added /lean Added /flex Added /strip Added /pushups Added /weed Added /crouch Added /lay Added /removehelmet Added /pullups Added /dance Added /dive Added /guitar Added /picnic Added /drums Added /maid Added /guard Added /clap Added /blowjob Added /celebrate Added /cook Added /dig Added /yoga Added /wait Added /blowkiss Added /cop Added /injured Adjustments: 4K scaling support for chatbox Mouse wheel scroll now works on chatbox /ad now only shows character names to admins to prevent metagaming Advertisements can be set to an unknown phone number by using -1 in the command: /ad -1 John doe is indeed unknown. Fixes: 0003235: LS Customs glitch 0003230: Bank world interior isn't accessible 0003229: X, Y, and Z command Locked some LSPD doors that were incorrectly open Fixed a bug where mods would not reset correctly when exiting the mod shop without making changes Fixed a clientside crash Fixed a bug where world prompts would flicker Various bug fixes around calling players Media: Using a Spray Can Tagging the LSPD Sharing a tag Creating the tag for this threads header New phone Tagging a wall Partially tagging a wall and resuming to tag it Tagging the LSPD Cleaning a tag Preview of new phone in action (Note: This was captured at 4K resulting in the small size, on 1080p etc it is more reasonably sized) Be sure to thank @Yannick for his hard work on this script update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    Server Script Update (v0.1.1j) + Quick Dev update| October, 2019 This update enables vehicle customization/modding as well as enables the PD to begin issuing weapons licenses & enabling the purchase of legal firearms. We expect legal firearms licensing to be open within the next 24 hours and you can find more information by visiting the Sheriffs Office. Script Progress & Upcoming Changes: We have a lot of work in progress which we look forward to releasing in the coming period: Spawning gas stations, stores, etc in nearby areas outside of Paleto where RP has expanded to Spawning additional housing in Paleto Bay Extra vehicle mod options Updated inventory with bug fixes Facial hair in the barbershop Bug fixes Gang tags Adjustments: Vehicle modifications (spoilers, neons, window tint, etc) Vehicle upgrades (engine, braking, transmission, etc) Vehicle plate customization (text and design) Added tutorial hint about modding Added Pd support for removing weapon licenses Updated sheriff name Weapons now have serial numbers Serial numbers now show on inventory & when being frisked Re-enabled tutorial hints about weapon licenses + legal firearms Fixes: Fixed double notification on /park Fixed spam when receiving a payday with tax donator perks activated Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    obligatory music Nicklaus Wuttemberg, pictured in early 2016, featured in the Los Santos Times article "Wuttemberg Rally Attacked by Antifa" Nicklaus was born April 20th, 1977 in the Los Santos County, on his family farm in Grapeseed. Nicklaus spent most of his childhood and late teens in a small town called Paleto Bay, where later in life he worked at the lumberyard near Mount Chiliad. Nicklaus depended on his family and his own income to help fund his schooling. Nicklaus obtained a Bachelor in Political Science and in his 30s, a Ph.D. in Medical Science. Eventually, Nicklaus began working as an apprentice at the Goldman Pharmacy, he was employed for less than a year, after Nicklaus caught Mr.Goldman corruptedly selling opioid prescriptions to mobsters, and threatened to expose him if he didn't stop. The mobsters intimidated Nicklaus into staying quiet, and forced him to quit his job. By this time, Nicklaus lost both of his parents, his father to pneumonia and his mother to breast cancer, they were unable to afford treatment and medicine due to being to ill to work, and Nicklaus being unable to find work. During this time, many establishments refused to hire Nicklaus, due to Goldman spreading lies about him, saying he stole from his pharmacy and was a total dunce. Nicklaus decided to sell his family farm, and opened a small furniture business, which became successful up until late 2008, during the Great Recession. Wuttemberg was forced to declare bankruptcy and sold his assets from the company. Between 2008 and 2012, Wuttemberg began doing small investments in blue collar businesses, it was due to his support of lower class and middle class workers, he gained a reputation as a good guy, helping the smaller groups with investments, and very low interest. The main reason for this is that he had a strong belief in the importance of education, and also good work ethic, he invested wisely and only into companies with skilled workers. In late 2014, Wuttemberg became more vocally political, voicing his opinions on economics, social care, anti-immigration, pro-christian, environmental protection, anti-globalization, preserving tradition and so on. 2015 was a heated political year and it is what sparked his passion to become an advocate for his beliefs. Nicklaus formed a new patriotic party known as the Rationalist Homeland Workers Party, which promoted Nicklaus' beliefs. The party amassed many members in its security ranks, primarily veterans of the Iraq War, and people of blue collar trades. Nicklaus threw his hat into the ring, in the 2016 Presidential Elections, this is when he gained the most traction and attention during his political career. Wuttemberg's first rally had an audience of a 162 people, he spoke against large fast food chains and the health effects of eating shitty foods on a daily basis, he promised to shut down these businesses and incentivize healthy foods to help tackle the nation-wide obesity problem. Antifa attacked this rally labelling Wuttemberg as a body shamer and a racist, but his security force managed to defeat the attackers through combat. This rally was held in front of the Cluckin Bell factory farm in Paleto Bay. During this rally, Wuttemberg spoke about the dangers of unhealthy lifestyles, junk food, and promoted physical activity, sports, martial arts, and various sciences. Harold Fitzgerald, ex-County Commissioner (impeached) Sadly, for Nicklaus, he did not gain as much attention, support and traction needed to make it anywhere in his campaign, so after that he stuck to local politics. The RHWP helped many local businesses and held various charity events. Nicklaus eventually got elected into the District Council, as Councilman of District 1 (Paleto Bay). Wuttemberg won against John Hubbard. Within the following year, members of his party began to fill up the other council seats. Much of the current legislation was written by members of the RHWP and Wuttemberg himself, but the corrupted Commissioner Harold Fitzgerald took credit for most of this work, this angered Wuttemberg and his party. Eventually after doing a long under the table investigation against Fitzgerald, Wuttemberg managed to expose and impeach him for embezzling money from the County Government tax credits system by using false identities and taking out loans which he never repaid or would mark as repaid. Fitzgerald fled the country to Israel, where he held citizenship to avoid the embarrassment and harassment by US Media. Fitzgerald stole over a million dollars and was never brought to justice in the US, Israel never extradited him, this happened between July-August of 2019. Nicklaus Wuttemberg, County Commissioner. On August 31st of 2019, Wuttemberg, won the elections again, against John Hubbard, and was elected County Commissionner. Nicklaus Wuttemberg's story now continues as the current County Commissioner. He has vowed to dedicate his life to this position, until the day he dies. Once elected, Wuttemberg resigned from his Councilman position to focus on being the Commissioner, and promptly, one of his own candidates won by default as the Councilman of District 1 as no one else campaigned against the candidate. The RHWP now occupies the entire elected portion of the County Government. This story will be updated on the government screenshots thread, posting pics occasionally of this character's on goings in the government.
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    The News That Matters, Today CIRCULATION: 145,000~ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th, 2019 DAILY 35¢ Paleto Bay's Speeding Woes Written by Ray Costa A Deputy Sheriff pulling over taxi driver Luis Pacheco for speeding. PALETO BAY - Town residents were left awestruck earlier this month when Mini Coopers with racing stripes tore around Paleto Bay like a scene out of the movie Italian Job, resulting in a police pursuit with one suspect taken into custody without issue. The driver told police that he was racing for money against the other two vehicles. When Sheriff Roosevelt of the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department was questioned about the possible rise in racing and reckless driving, he was quoted saying that "Paleto Bay has not reached such a level where I personally would see it as something you can say people actively do." However, the Sheriff continued that "in my experiences so far for Paleto Bay, it seems that speeding is a general issue. We are right next to the highway, we have seen an influx of people renting themselves sporty and rapid vehicles and trying them out on the highway for instance. This seems to be a rather popular move by the younger generation in the County and towns." A request for an interview with a local taxi driver, Luis Pacheco, took an ironic turn when Pachecho himself was issued a citation for speeding by an unmarked police vehicle during the course of the interview. Pachecho stated that in his opinion, Paleto Bay does have a higher occurrence of speeding due to lax drivers exams and the relatively young age of most drivers. The Sheriff's Deputy that issued the citation to Pachecho confirmed the sentiment that the relative ease of the exam may be why speeding is an issue in Paleto Bay. One Deputy Sheriff stated in an interview that "they had 3 separate vehicles on separate occasions refuse to pull over and my vehicle couldn't keep up, resulting in the 3 vehicles successfully evading police." The Deputy continued, stating that "every traffic stop to date has been for a simple traffic violation that quickly escalates out of control." It is worth noting, however, that the number of people evading is not significant enough to warrant an overhaul of the current police vehicle fleet for pursuit engines according to the Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Roosevelt added that "we've got bad apples causing issues for everyone, but the Sheriff's Department as a whole works tirelessly to make sure the law is enforced properly. Traffic citations, arrests and general license checks are being utilized on the daily to make sure people are aware of both our presence as well as the cost of breaking the law." During an interview with another Deputy Sheriff, they stated that "a commanding officer of the air and marine support unit was recently promoted." Through a coordinated effort between traffic units and a helicopter, police will be able to successfully track and apprehend those who evade police if a helicopter is on standby for such occasions. Sheriff Roosevelt clarified that "just because you see or hear a police helicopter, it doesn't mean something bad is going down." The Sheriff's Department utilize air patrols as an effective tool to deter crime as a whole, and it is the belief of Sheriff Roosevelt that air patrols will help combat and deter crime in areas they service. A majority of police resources are currently focused on traffic violations and actively patrol Paleto Bay and it's surrounding highways. The aim is that the active police presence will serve as a deterrent. The Sheriff's Department will avoid high speed pursuits as it poses a danger to the public and instead will have a helicopter pursue with police further behind, ensuring the suspect is taken into custody afterwards. The Sheriff's Department will gather reports and data whenever requested by the Los Santos County Government, and if need be, will approach County Commissioner Wuttemberg to seek solutions for concerns over speeding if it continues, according to Sheriff Roosevelt. Through the use of conventional means such as speed bumps, increased funding for police, or modifications to roads to deter speeding, a solution could be found. The Sheriff's Department does not believe this is yet a noteworthy issue to bring to the attention of the County Commissioner. The view from taxi driver Luis Pacheco's back seat. Have information that can improve the accuracy of this article? Want to see something else reported on? Looking for a career with us? Send us an e-mail at contact.globalmedianews.com (( @Wright ))
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    The Vikings Motorcycle Club - Promo-Video Hope you enjoy this folks; I wrote and produced the music myself, along with producing the video. Massive thank you to everyone involved.
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    Money and power, the hustle and loyalty, the love for the game – this is what they thrive on, that’s what it is all about. Little was known for the “Sinners”, as they were referenced on the street, a.k.a “Sin Town Crooks, Sinners Mafia”, a prosperous tight-knit gang residing in South Los Santos. The affiliates were residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, scattered predominantly across Chamberlain Hills, Strawberry and Davis. They were independent, flying no colors, paying respect to no banner. The motive, the goal linking the individuals was pretty simple: money by any means. Operating as a loose coalition, they were overlooked and simply underestimated. Their nickel-and-dime operation consisted of petty thefts (shoplifting and pickpocketing), burglary, fencing and small time drug dealing but most notably, the main source of income was car theft and credit fraud. The Sinners were part of an infamous car theft ring run by Raphael Gonzalez, a notable figure within the Mexican Mafia, also known as La eMe. Raphael Gonzalez also ran a credit fraud scheme whereby the collecting was done by the Sinners. Sin Town Crooks hustled the southern streets of Los Santos for a year during which the set managed to accumulate enough respect across the neighborhoods and practically made a name for themselves by running errands for Raphael Gonzalez and his associates. The Sinners became a regular fixture at the Crenshaw Villages open-air drug market, where they pushed dime bags regularly. Eventually the opportunity presented itself for the Sinners to increase the altitude of their drug dealing operation in the person of South Los Santos kingpin Marques “Juicy Marc” Holloway. Casseus “Axe” Tate, 27 years old, native of Chamberlain Hills, Los Santos and Lennox “Knox” Burnett, 24 years old, native of Chamberlain Hills, Los Santos became the distributors as the two most respected figures within the Sin Town Crooks. Enormous power was handed in their hands but with power comes responsibilities. Tate and Burnett did not limit themselves and the Sinners to only Chamberlain Hills and they commenced gradually to expand their territory to the surrounding neighborhoods too as Holloway’s underlings. Soon they were distributing Juicy Marc’s product across the vast majority of the southern neighborhoods of Los Santos, including Chamberlain Hills, Rancho, Strawberry, Davis and La Puerta. The growth however attracted inevitable heat from the local gangs and cliques and the Sinners soon found themselves in a dispute over territory, which later developed into a war, with the Jamestown Locos X3, a Sureño gang based on Jamestown Street in Rancho and the S/W Hustler Crips, a subset housed under the infamous Crip banner, a Juicy Marc longtime rival. The following conflicts unfolded a chain of events which did not favor the Sinners. The drug operation was grounded, the business was left dry. The Sinners gave casualties to the war conflict with the count of 6 – Tamika “Lowk” White, 19 years old; Lawrence “L-Dog” Reed, 20 years old; Orlando “Jaws” Morris, 20 years old; Marius “Super Mario” Floyd, 22 years old; Zackary “Tweaker” Donovan, 23 years old; and Theodore “Slug” Hughes, 25 years old, two of whom were notable individuals within the Sin Town Crooks, leading respective operations in Davis and in Strawberry. The following year a police task force targeted and dismantled Holloway’s organization. Seventeen defendants were charged in two federal indictments. Eleven of the defendants faced court in the Southern District of Los Santos with conspiracy to distribute seven kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine in and around South Los Santos. Marques Holloway himself was charged with money laundering, tax evasion and operating a continuing criminal enterprise and is set to server 50 years in the state penitentiary. The leaders of the Sinners and Holloway’s distributors were also indicted; Casseus Tate was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment with no parole on a first degree murder charge, Lennox Burnett was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment on a drug trafficking charge. The imprisonment of the main figures Tate and Burnett resulted in an upheaval within the Sin Town Crooks gang. The rival gangs acknowledged the weaknesses and seized the opportunity to overtake the controlled by the Sinners territories and complete erase them from the business. Following those events, the present members disbanded the set and fled the scene, some in a pursuit of a new stronghold, some continued on the streets as independent dealers. Sin Town Network is an initiation of Lennox Burnett and Wesley Glover. Burnett and Glover grew extremely close in the general population, both spending their sentences within the state prison. Their paths crossed again outside after both of them successfully came out free, this time it was business. The same old love for the game, the same old money chase linked the two together and made them business associates and eventually partners in a tight-knit organization which allegedly operates in Baine County as of now and consists of the remnants of the once Sinners Mafia and newly acquired associates within the state penitentiary, and is expanding its modus operandi on a day to day basis. The crime in Paleto Bay in particular is reportedly increasing and that inevitably brings immense fear to the locals.
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    Faction Team Update Howdy all, Below you'll find our latest changes and updates regarding the Faction Team in general. If you have any questions, as always, feel free to reach out and give us a holler. Faction Changes The biggest faction changes right now that everyone will notice is shortly after this update, the Vorovskoy Mir will no longer be official. Unfortunately, due to prolonged inactivity, their faction will be demoted, specifically as well, at the request of their leader, Failcakez. He felt their faction was not holding up the required standards for an official faction and after much deliberation in our recent meeting, we agree. On the bright side though, we wish to extend our congratulations publically to the Cartel De Sinaloa on receiving official. Some of you will have already seen their official sub-forum was created not long ago. Virtual Market We have since our last update only added more information to our internal policies and procedures regarding the virtual market system in general. I would like to remind everyone that we have a very robust virtual market system you can take advantage of by making a public contact. This includes support for a variety of things including: Factions can buy extra ammunition. Players may sell guns and drugs back to the Faction Team wholesale for quick cash. Anyone can write articles and other entertainment pieces and submit them to be paid for their efforts. Factions and players can manufacture and grow drugs. Players and factions can sell drugs through the virtual market to simulate the demand drugs have in real life. Players and factions may fence stolen goods through the virtual market. Players and factions can submit any legal activity they do to us for as part of our general "legal VM" system and get paid for running their business. Additionally, we have been recently been making an effort to revitalize organ harvesting and human trafficking. These are complex but interesting lines of roleplay that we currently support, so don't hesitate to jump in this line of roleplay. We'd love to have more people participating. Alternate Characters The rules on http://docs.owlgaming.net/ will soon be updated to reflect some internal changes on how we evaluate alternative characters. We want to make alternative characters more available to players where having an alt does not negatively affect a faction or others. A good example of this is someone in a legal faction who wants to make an alt to be a janitor for a club the faction owns or an illegal faction member who is usually a passive weed grower and bartender for the faction, if they want to make an alt to join in on the more adventurous stuff like burglarizing houses, because doing that kind of violent stuff doesn't fit their other character's personality, they should have the ability to request that. Of course, the same limits as usual will end up applying like if you get CKd during some kind of fight with another faction, you wouldn't be able to jump on your alt and fight back, etc. The goal here is to just allow people more RP freedom. Faction Slots All factions which have interior and vehicle slots may request for them to be increased as they desire. The amount of vehicles and interiors you own is now limited based on your tax bracket, not your slot number. Supporting Dealerships There has been an increase of vehicles sitting on dealership lots for a prolonged period of time without selling. These vehicles just sitting for months on end don't really help anyone in the server nor does it create any roleplay. We want to encourage players to have more variety of vehicles to choose from and promote as much roleplay as possible. As a result, any dealership which has a vehicle that has sat for longer than 1 month on its lot, and it hasn't sold, may send in a contact to the Faction Team to have that vehicle returned at cost. The person making the contact will, of course, be required to provide proof of their attempts to sell the vehicle with no success and the returning of the vehicle will have to be roleplayed fully, but those details will be communicated at the time the contact is made. Just be aware of those requirements beforehand. Faction Team Sponsored Events Admins and Faction Team members especially will be doing more to create small events throughout the day to create interesting roleplay scenes. Our goal is to seamlessly integrate within the roleplay world and act as "dungeon masters" for the players throughout Los Santos. If you have unique ideas for events or scenes we can create, please don't hesitate to contact us to get the ball rolling on something you'd like to see occur! We still have Faction Team Characters which exist for the sole purpose of helping create more roleplay. Those of you who are trying to export vehicles and do other unique criminal endeavors, speak up and we can coordinate with you specifically. P.S. Just don't steal a golden AK at a gun deal. Faction Updates Please remember to regularly send faction updates in. At least once a month. Without a recent faction update, we as the faction team cannot support your faction, evaluate your status, etc.
  43. 16 points
    Chasing cars : Living With A Hellcat. Hellcat. A term we've all come to believe as overused trash. It's almost a daily occurance in Los Santos to see one Hellcat driving past and that's with good reason; the amount of performance support, luxury and factory power put out by these vehicles. The slowest Challenger Hellcat comes with 707BHP, with the fastest clocking at 840bhp if you can even classify it as the same category as the others. Of course we're talking about the Dodge Demon, currently Dodge's fastest production vehicle. The only vehicle in the world with a passenger seat as an "Optional Extra" from the factory. On paper these vehicles seem like dream machines, but what is it like living with a Hellcat? I spent a week learning why so many people flock out to their nearest dealerships to acquire a Hellcat. Here's what I found. 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat "Redeye" This was my vehicle for the week; a 797bhp Hellcat Redeye. On paper, this vehicle was a wise choice. It featured an ice white paintjob, wide factory overfenders, a ridiculous power and top speed figure, and the perfect mix of comfort and infotainment in the interior. Driving for the first few days was a breeze, the throttle response never failed to blow my mind as I tried my best not to get arrested in this ticket magnet. When shopping, the vehicle had more than enough space to carry an entire round, and even after what I thought would be harsh punishment for any other car, the Challenger stayed mechanically sound throughout. However not everything went smoothly. This is a hard vehicle to keep a low profile in and more times than not I'd be stopped and asked about the vehicle. Then it turned malicious, when I came back to find someone had scratched the rear bootlid all the way across. It's safe to assume this car wasn't loved by everyone. Which brings me onto my next few points; Noise, Danger and Image. The noise produced from this engine is hard to mask; driving past residential areas I felt obligated to keep it in a high gear and low RPM's. It was horribly anxious to drive as I felt like apologising every time I had to start off in traffic, or pull out of a parking lot. The loud rumble could even set off a car alarm as I drove past. This was just as expected with the power, but it didn't make driving it as a commuter fun at all. Danger was the next issue I had with it. The vehicle sat incredibly low and had the most uncomfortable suspension I think I've ever felt. You could feel every bump and crack in the road, as the stiffened suspension offered very minimal bump resistance. Having to drive over ramps or obstacles would prove the vehicle incapable as it'd bottom out in every test I attempted. My third issue with this vehicle was the image. A lot of people seemed to enjoy the sound, and the build quality, but no one enjoys the thought of such a mean looking vehicle. Most places I went I was getting stares, not of amusement, but of expectation. The expectation I'd try to show off and hit someone. And that's with given reason. For anyone that isn't directly involved in passion towards these specific vehicles, there is an assumption that cars like the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, are vehicles that have too much power and take car control that most drivers don't posess. The Mustang brand is plagued with this bad reputation, and the Challenger, with it's mean looks and loud engine, is the runner up to that list; people do not like to see potential hazards like a street built racecar on the road when they're trying to go about their business. This is only about to get better for some and worse for others with the announcement from Dodge that their next lineup of Hellcats will include more electronics and a hybrid engine to produce more power. With emissions being cracked down on, the FCA have had their hand forced to promote more production of EV's and hybrid vehicles, with Dodge inexplicably being marked onto that list. Verdict. Prestige - 8 Power - 9 Comfort - 4 Practicality - 5 Reputation - 7 6.6/10 The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is by far a historical car in the whole industry for its out-of-the-factory power, and luxurious interior, however past that it is a weekend vehicle. It's pedigree comes from a mix of the more commuter based Challenger SXT's and the drag-ready SRT Demon, placing this into an awkward category where it's great for power and terrible for a daily commuter's vehicle. People should look at this vehicle if you enjoy being the center of attention with the biggest engine. This is by no means a vehicle you will have fun driving on a daily basis. ((Hyperlinking or adding images to comments would be forbidden by site)) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Written by Kenzie McCarthy, lead editor of Chasing Cars, under the Sparta Inc. name. For details on how to make our next article, please contact K.McCarthy at [email protected] (( @Nachtfalke )) or call into our hotline at #2504
  44. 16 points
  45. 15 points
    Farewell MTA - The End of an Era Over the last five years OwlGaming has provided Multi Theft Auto with a stable roleplay community which has allowed hundreds of people access to quality roleplay, build friendships and much more. I know people who have even gotten married in real life after meeting on OwlGaming. It's really remarkable the long term friendships that have been established on oG. As we turn our focus to GTAV, we have decided to shut down the MTA server as MTA continues to have dwindling English roleplay numbers. The MTA server will close on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at midnight UTC, maybe we'll all get to see eachother in game one last time. Thank you for all the time you have spent with us on MTA. Some server stats: Total Characters: 58,778 Total Hoursplayed: 1,880,705 that's over 214 years Total Character Money: $734,743,867 Total Faction Money: $193,717,662 CK'd Characters: 10,371 Total KM driven (not including deleted vehicles): 485,840,212,325 Top 4 Richest Characters: Eleanor_Swafford $16,907,358 Thomas_Mengele $16,186,133 Rebecca_Zicardi $12,540,394 Alejandro_Vallarino $8,934,744 Top 5 Played Characters: Dexter_Collins 4619 hours Rose_Zhukova 4505 hours Dean_Bozic 4291 hours Nick_Deimous 4157 hours Paul_Parker 4036 hours Over 50 million lines of logs created. Imagine how much roleplay moments have been captured. We hope to see you all playing on GTAV with us soon. To all those that donated, thank you for supporting everyone's roleplay experience and keeping the server up for those hundreds of years of game time. To date, less than 2% of players have ever donated to OwlGaming to keep it running. Please post below some of your most fun experiences and interactions on the MTA server and let us all get that feeling of nostalgia for all the good times we've had on MTA. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Upper Administration
  46. 15 points
    Hey, Question & Answers I want to run a community Q&A like I've done a couple of times. We can do this on Teamspeak since it's a bit easier to moderate from trolls. There's a poll above with some possible dates and times if you could vote on dates/times that you can make it. The winning option will be the date. (I'll confirm it in an official announcement on Saturday). Starter Packs As part of a new initiative to help factions get started on Owl V, the faction team are offering Faction Starter packs. If you have a faction idea and a few friends and need some starting help, please reach out and we will do our best to get you up and running. This was noted in our awesome newsletter so make sure you read that here: Events We are planning to do some of our first ever events on V. @Vubstersmurf and @QueenC are working on the details but here's what you need to know: Saturday, 7PM Server Time (UTC) Yacht Near LS Airport Rides via boat or helicopter will be provided, everyone is invited. IC details coming soon. Features, Fixes, Features and Fixes We're working hard as usual on the script. You don't see as many updates during the week but we'll be slamming them hard again this weekend as usual. Thank you for all the reports and interest in your script suggestions. We are continuing to work on recruiting additional help in that regard. The server has promise and it has a future, thanks for being here with us. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Upper Administration
  47. 15 points
  48. 15 points
    Character Skins (Returning soon)
  49. 15 points
    Think I can speak for majority of people when I say we really appreciate the hard work of yourself, Chaos and the rest of the staff who have been working around the clock to fix issues and improve people's overall experience. Taking a chance at a new client is always going to have it's challenges but I'm positive that the server itself is just going to go strength to strength until it becomes the very top server using this client (We did it in MTA, now for bigger challenges). I'm incredibly lucky in the fact I've been able to see how much the server itself has developed as a staff member (and I guess it makes me appreciate more seeing all the hard work going into it). Looking forward to the next updates!
  50. 15 points
    Script Suggestion What would be the name of the script(s)?- Mask_1236969 What kind of script(s) are you suggesting?- General What is the suggestion?- The ability to hide your identity with the use of various masks from GTA V. Such a fantastic opportunity to have the objects of masks already featured in the game of V. It was a suggestion I had brought up on the MTA scene and well, I feel it was right to stay away from the usage of the Mask_?? system until now. I've had personal experience with the system and well, I fell in-love with it. The system itself simply hides the ability to find out your player name UNLESS you type in OOC (/b) chat. It allows illegal RP to THRIVE beyond the boundaries because let's face it. Illegal RP isn't as fun when everyone knows your true identity. No matter how hard you try.. if someone is robbing you and their name is in BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERING above their head, it's not easy to forget who pissed you off, no matter if they're wearing a mask or not. With mask system, the low level crimes such as vehicle and player thefts are propelled forward. Now, this isn't just for illegal Roleplayers. It gives the Sheriffs Department to properly investigate crimes, log situations involving crimes all whilst this person remains unidentified. It's a fantastic case building game of cat and mouse. Much like real life law enforcement when it comes to crimes like these. Immersion building in such a beautiful game is key and I feel like it's time we take advantage of that. What are the advantages?- Propelled experiences within the Law Enforcement and Illegal RP sectors. High realism. What are the disadvantages?- Potential usage for breaking server rules. However the ID of the MASK is at the time logged and admins could back check that to find out the identity of the individual. Do you have any resources to support our scripters in making said suggestion?- Unfortunately not. How would you go about implementing this idea?- Unsure.


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