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  1. 51 points
    Renny

    robocop_irl

    DISCLAIMER: Feel the need to write a disclaimer as I can tell I'll get shit from members of the PD, I was asked to make it and is supposed to summarise robocops in general, the image above doesn't share my views on all of the PD and the names were provided by a member of the community. Ages 3 and up, Batteries Not Included. If anyone wants the .psd file, hmu.
  2. 47 points
    Eloquent

    Why OwlGaming!?

    It's a video blog where I explain why I'm here! Enjoy ! LMK below what ya think of me doing more of this!
  3. 46 points
    Law

    My GAT Experience

    My GAT Experience When I first discussed of potentially posting this, I got advised not to by other former members of the staff. It would only further paint the team that already struggles with its image in a bad way. Then again, all staff members who resign or have been removed don’t talk about their experience, good or bad. If this is something the community finds interesting, they’ll give it a read, maybe a like, a question, and if not - well, this would just disappear in the archive of general discussion; if not removed by the staff team first. I’d also like to add that I’m going to keep names out of this where names don’t belong. I’d like to start from the beginning, me being a player. Before applying for the administration team (April 2017), I didn’t have many contacts within the staff team, meaning I didn’t have much history with staff members. Of course, I’ve had a good relationship with the admin team as a player, being clean of admin history till this day. You’re wondering what that has to do with my experience in the admin team but this is where I’ll start with my first point. Ease of Joining GAT It goes without saying that you’re more likely to be accepted/vouched for, if no UA member has anything against you. This means that newer players are at a much greater advantage when applying for the team. I guess I could say I was one of those “newer players” because there wasn’t much of a relationship between me and the admin team - well, at least I thought. When I first applied to join the game admin team, I still vividly remember for what reasons and what my true intentions were. It was simple, opened the application, sat there for 10-15 minutes just typing what comes to the top of my head, before you know it, I wanted to join the admin team so I can further help the community not only in-game but OOC’ly. For those who do not know, it’s a month’s cycle before new trials are chosen, in that time, you have 4 weeks to prove yourself as a trial. Oh and for those who also don’t know, when you submit an application, there are around 5 UA members who vote, not sure if Chaos does. Anyway, I submit my application, the next day, I get a response. Just when I thought I had no relationship or history with the admin team, I’m soon to be contacted by a UA member. Although this story seems too good to be true right? A reply the next day, from the UAT? Well, you’re not wrong because this day was the start of constant verbal abuse as to why I shouldn’t be an admin and why that individual was voting that I shouldn’t be accepted. I don’t exactly remember the time span of how long it takes for all UA members to vote before they’re welcomed to the team. But it's something like: 3 weeks into the month, players are given the opportunity to submit an application, then UA has a week to interview and on the 4th week they promote/extend/remove current trials, whilst announcing the new trials. In my case it was a bit different, I’ll get into this later. It would be random days where this UA member would contact me, rinse and repeat the same reasons why I shouldn’t be an admin, why I’m stupid for even applying and so on. Of course, as most of you know, I’m the type of person to fire back at stuff like this, making myself feel like I was making the situation worse by being sandwiched by either accepting the constant bombardment or firing back. Having sat on this application, waiting for an actual formal response, I couldn’t take it anymore since this had been going on for days. In my head, I didn’t want to run to other UA member and cry, even though I had all the discord screenshots; (which would easily get a regular admin demoted if they were to do this to a trial admin). So, there I am, telling another UA member to have my application voided with no given reason. So having applied on the 3rd week of the month, I decided to have my application withdrawn just before the 4th week of the month which is when new trials would be interviewed and accepted. Skip 2 weeks into the new month, I’m no longer getting any messages from the UA member since I have served them a favour by pulling back my application. Most trials have been already getting settled with their seniors when I get a message from a different UA member asking why I’ve decided to void my application. Trial Admin Stage I was amazed, they actually care? Well, apparently one did because after explaining the situation without having names involved, we worked out a way to pull my application out of the archive. Being a late arrival, I was assigned probably the best senior admin which is of course Jokerr. Since I was 2 weeks late, I was only a trial admin for 2 weeks before being promoted to full admin. I learned the community’s view on trial admins, I remember one specific scenario where I took a report for a CK request because someone walked into their garage. Me using common sense denied the request and probably received the most demotivating response which was “Can I have a real admin deal with the report?”. Of course, it was crushing as I stood there in their large group, waiting and feeling like an idiot - but eventually, a full admin came and said the same thing I did in which they didn’t protest to. This was probably the only scenario to really click something in me to be the best and not trigger the “Can I have a full admin” response. That’s exactly what I did. This is also when I learned that in order to have an impactful ‘say’, you need to have a reputation in order for players to listen to you. I know this piece is all over the place but I applied for admin at the same time that Hurley had. Many of you remember him as well as I do because he was a really solid administrator; everywhere from scripting to general report answering. I can’t lie, wanting to be the best admin made me view Hurley as competition, why? - Because he was good, really good. Full Admin Stage Moving from my trial stage into my full stage (June 2017), I was seeing in colour, I could refer to it as my golden age. At the early stages of becoming a full admin, there were some demotivating times when we lost Jokerr as a senior (July 2017); mainly because he was on Owl so consistently that he had solved more reports than any staff member had. I don’t agree with the approach that was taken by the UAT to remove him. Of course, I had no say in this decision so let's fast forward a bit. Senior Admin Stage September 2017, promoted to senior admin with Hurley? Wait,- what? After putting in hard work with a mentality of competition against Hurley, I was so relieved to be promoted with Hurley. I was so pumped to have received a promotion in recognition of my hard attempts. Of course, with this came negative views from my peers since they viewed it as “I’ve been here for longer, you don’t deserve it”. Again, demotivated for some time but I kept my mouth shut and just carried on. Let me tell you how my experience in the senior team was. This is because my full admin stage went by way too fast than I can recall, possibly because I was so focused on doing the most reports, as quickly as possible. A lot of the new admins that I, Hurley and Yannick received, had shown a fair amount of respect. Surprising? No, because once they get past the trial stage, they’re no longer at a need to behave themselves nor show respect to other admins. Normally, not a big issue, personally, really big issue. On the topic of respect, there are 3 types of reward in the admin team. One, x amount of game coins by completing an x number of reports. Two, respect. Three, promotion. If you were to receive the third reward, you would automatically receive the first two rewards because getting promoted required a consistent amount of reports being done, as well as some external assistance. And in order to be promoted, you needed to have respect from the majority of the team; whilst showing it. To get respect alone, all you needed to do was go beyond your duty and receive credit in some form of work, usually being development. The way that would work is doing something for Chaos or the team in general, having your name be known to the community for doing x,y and z. Of course, now that I’ve left the team, I can confidently say that the wrong people were getting this reward, or at least some weren’t getting the recognition they deserved. Respect is everything in the team, I bet a lot of the team don’t even know where I put my time to help Chaos take down communities copying Owl’s content. It was pretty much up to the community to credit staff members in the Admin Appreciation topic. Now that I’m reading this, it was pretty much the community giving this reward the most. Boom, it’s November 2017, Hurley strangely resigns from the admin team. Similar situation as with Jokerr, only that the GAT update doesn’t tell you that he was demoted before he decided to resign because it happened within the month; again; the approach on demoting by UAT was incorrect in my eyes. The rest of the senior team didn’t have much say on this, we just had to deal with the lack of communication. I mean I would have resigned too in his situation but I won’t go into it unless he wants to talk about it. It was also at this stage I realised how driven someone can be if you put a promotion with their name on it, letting them know this is an opportunity they can have if they come get it. Once I got senior, it was one of those moments where I rubbed my hands and said to myself, “what’s next?”. Only to realise there was nothing “next” for me. Not going to lie but this community is what made me smile the majority of the time, seeing “Law4UAT” was somewhat comical and motivating but knowing my personality; sensitive to hate, open to criticism, bold, sarcastic and overall just a mess, I knew I was halted from reaching up to where I was aiming. I didn’t want to change how I say or do things just to get promoted, and that’s what has always restricted me in the team. I wasn’t just imagining that I’m not going to reach my full potential based on my personality, oh no. I was made well aware by a UA member that I wasn’t likely to be promoted again because I was “Senior Material” unlike Yannick. I saw what he meant though, Yannick scripts, he does so much more for the community than it seems, his personality is what UAT accepts. Makes me smile just typing this but it’s true in a way. Privacy There is none, once you join the team, forget it. You’re probably reading this and knowing extremely well what I’m on about. There are certain staff members including the upper administration who actually do waste their time spectating you in-game, everything from roleplay to you doing reports. I’ve had players come to me with concerns that some admins are reconning them, teleporting to them and ruining their roleplay in doing so. Of course without proof I couldn’t do much other than drop the concern in senior and general admin chat. Why they didn’t make a staff report is beyond me but I know not all players are the type to submit a report; especially trying to prove they are being reconned. How? It's actually fairly simple to make it in the admin team. What a lot of community managers have is a simple system, basically “My way or the Highway”. You either fit in their agenda and show them what they want to see or go down the path I went down. I didn’t make every correct step because I rebelled, a lot. I didn’t want to change how I did or said things which held me back from becoming what I wanted to become. I protested to a lot of the choices UA were making, not like it had any impact because it was more talk than action. In the end, I reviewed where I started and where I’ve ended up. My journey as an admin for a game community was stagnant because I was me and well - I didn’t want to back down from that, it could have been my ego or it could have been just me being true to myself. Every day that I sat as a senior admin, I was exposed to more and more bullshit within the admin team which was enough for me. I didn’t want to stay negative about something that’s not being changed. Yes, it’s cringe but I viewed Owl as a family, for a long time actually, having reviewed why I joined the admin team, it was because I wanted to help more than just in-character. If you plan to be a part of any group, just walk in knowing you will be taken for granted and people will only show attention when it’s too late. End There’s a lot of stuff I could add if I were to recall them accurately but I’d rather keep it away than misinforming the reader. I left a lot of what Chaos already knows out, such as current issues within the team, not worth mentioning in my experience. Shoutout to the real ones. @Jokerr - Was constantly online to carry the weight even as a regular admin, not rushing reports, staying to socialise even when he had no idea who I was, also, give H2. @Hurley - Scripting and using the best of common sense we’ll never see again, true to your friends more than the group who took your efforts for granted. @yannickboy15 - Scripting, testing, all since I first started playing in this community, was always up to discuss issues within the team. @SjoerdPSV - Taking the lead in most scenarios, in-game, forums, whatever it was, he was on it. Took a break but came back with decent common sense and good self-awareness. @OhhPixelz - Even other UA members can’t hack this fella but that’s because he’s the most real, that’s all there is to it. If someone was to call you a square-headed speccy cunt, it would be him. Oh and… Smash that like button, subscribe, hit that notification bell and support me on patreon.
  4. 46 points
    Daniels

    Developer Diary #4 - Bits & Pieces

    Time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one has a bit of everything... so let's get started. Be sure to tick "HD" on the video player settings if you want to watch in higher quality. Spike Strips Since the last update, we've added in a 'spike strip' item for our law enforcement agencies to use. This works similar to in real life and doesn't instantly deactivate the vehicle like in MTA. Instead, we let the vehicle roll for a bit as the tires deflate & pop. Additionally, as demonstrated below, only tires which actually hit the strip are punctured. Full Hit: Partial Hit: Development shot: Police Searchlights Police cruisers now have a searchlight like in real life which can be used during traffic stops or when searching the neighborhood for people. You can aim the spotlight where ever you like using your mouse. Property Purchasing We've changed up the property purchasing UI to allow the user to select both the purchaser and payment method. The purchaser can be the player ('Premade Char' in the demo below) or a faction ('SD' in the demo below). Currently, payment methods allow for outright cash purchases or purchases made on credit where the character or faction will make monthly payments towards their mortgage. Vehicle Purchasing Check out the vehicle purchasing flow below. As above, vehicles can be bought by players and factions and may be paid in full or on credit. If you're not feeling particularly flush, you can also rent a vehicle for a limited period of time. Redesigned World Prompts We've redesigned the world prompts to be cleaner & more readable. Check out the new design below. Website, UCP & Admin Chaos has been working hard on making our website & UCP ready to support V and we're happy to say that we're at the point where the website fully supports V. On top of that, great progress has been made on ‘behind the scenes’ features such as logging & administration tools/commands in the script. As we wait for the 0.4 release of Rage, he’s also been working on our UA beta server on linux as well as deploying with Docker. Special Thanks to the UAT The UAT has been working extremely hard on our beta by testing the full range of features present and testing our capabilities with regards to roleplay. This is an on-going effort and will continue to be so until release but even to date, this has helped us a lot in ensuring the quality of the script. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Thanks for taking the time to read the developer diary and we look forward to making OwlGaming the number one place to roleplay in both GTA V and MTA.
  5. 41 points
    Norm

    South Side Aztecas

    (UPON READING; YOU AGREE TO NOT USE ANY OF THIS INFORMATION IN-CHARACTER UNLESS APPROVED BY MYSELF OR OTHER LEADERS) Back in the 1990s when the notorious Ace Street Locos XIII held power over the El Corona district, Carlos Flores was a high-ranking member of the gang. He ran a little group under ASL13, called the El Corona Aztecs. After the collapse of the Ace Street Locos XIII by the will of law enforcement, the El Corona Aztecs came into more and more power. Even though shotcaller Armando Montez had died from a drive-by and other notable leaders were dead or incarcerated, the ECA13 still pledged allegiance to Armando Montez and the ASL. El Corona Aztecs later developed into a street gang in the early 2000s, fractions of what they had come from. It was led under the command of Carlos Flores, who's ultimate goal was to keep the culture he believed in, alive. Under a gang injunction enforced on the Ace Street Locos, the El Corona Housing Projects were raided by the Special Weapons And Tactics unit of the Los Santos Police Department. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of weapons and narcotics, seized and loads arrested. Included in the list of perpetrators, was one Carlos Flores. He was charged and incarcerated for a total of six years, in 2012. Without the appropriate leadership and literature previously provided, both the Ace Street Locos and El Corona Aztecs ceased to be and ultimately split off into numerous sets. Throughout the years, these street gangs would come and go, some dismantled by their bitter rivals, others dismantled by the long arm of the law. The most famous of these gangs would become the Ace Street Familia XIII who's reach supposedly passed that of the Ace Street Locos XIII, but like all things, the Familia too, came to an abrupt end. In August 2018, Carlos Flores was released from the San Andreas Detention Center prison with high hopes of finding the remnants of his friends and family although when he arrived, he was disappointed at what he saw. There was no correlation between El Corona and the Ace Street Locos. No correlation between El Corona and Corona Aztecs. Nothing of relevance. Just another neighborhood with what appeared to be meaningless graffiti, and rundown projects. At that moment, Carlos had promised himself that he would continue what his friends had started. THE BEGINNING After Carlos arrive to the barrio, Everything was unorganized, people didn't quite know who to call a leader. That was when Shorty ( Carlos ) came back to the place where he belonged and reinstated peace and calm for everyone in place. A group of people was often seen playing basketball or just chatting on the benches or around the neighborhood. As time flew the gang grew up in membership and with it, attention spiked around the gang within each side of the law and as relationships rose and were beginning to rise in importance and convenience as the gang saw a short period of time where everything was going right. THE OBSTACLE As the gang saw a period of prosperity, they began aiming higher and higher but with recognition, Comes the unwanted attention. The gang saw it's path blocked by PD when they were involved in a situation which was nothing but a really awkward and stupid situation but that lead to multiple members being arrested due to one running his mouth. The gang saw it's dream of a peaceful and prosper life being taken away from them on a blink of an eye as multiple members were arrested, other wanted. It is rumoured that they have not yet given up and that they are taking chances somewhere else, in Los Santos. Today As the Cartel De Sinola Los Santos Connection saw a period of prosperity on the gang and the El Corona itself Cartel De Sinaloa decided to take over the El Corona vicinity, doing a peaceful transition between two organizations. The gang is now aiming for higher, and gain their reputation back they've lost in the streets. Due to the gang had so many internal issues and fights between the high-ranking leaders, resulting in a power loss comes along with minus respect. With the CDS involvement and their support, the El Corona community is hoping to take back what belongs to them. UPON JOINING; MEMBERS WILL AGREE THAT ANY LEADER OF THE FACTION HAS THE ABILITY TO CK A MEMBER DUE TO ANY IN-CHARACTER REASON
  6. 41 points
  7. 39 points
    Chaos

    Developer Diary #6 - Community Feedback

    This development cycle took a bit longer than our usual ones due to summer trips taking up a lot of our time. However that doesn't mean we don't have some awesome stuff to show off Ask Us Anything We'd like to take some of our time to answer your questions as well as let you all participate a bit more in development. Please feel free to leave some questions below and we'll do our best to answer them! We have a question for YOU as well: Should using drugs give you scripted consequences? For example, should taking a drug like speed make your character have additional stamina? Should LSD give you screen distortions or control input swapping/confusion? Either way I would like to make visual effects for taking drugs. However finding a balance in what benefits some drugs might give you to damage resistance or stamina could become too OP to regulate or easily abused, simply spamming drugs with only benefits. For launch I don't believe we will be supporting addictions but that's definitely something I am interested in looking into. Shield A fully functional SWAT shield and RIOT shield have been added to the script. This shield protects the officer while still allowing the officer to shoot a handgun, similar to how you would in a SWAT raid in real life. See below for a demonstration. Running with shield on back + shooting at a shield: https://streamable.com/97mbw Walking, firing & first person: https://streamable.com/uesmf Walking with shield on arm: https://streamable.com/ub6rb Riot Shield model: World Objects We previously showed off the new inventory coming to Owl V. We've since expanded upon that so any objects in sockets will be shown on the players character (e.g. backpacks, holsters, firearms). M4 on player: Backpack on player: Support for latest GTA 5 DLC We added in support for the latest GTA 5 DLC ('After Hours'). This includes adding new vehicles for both purchase and rental as seen below: Bloopers & Misc. Not everything 'just works' the first time in development... I think we may have more shields than officers: Unfortunately, we currently have zero support for dogs who wish to carry a backpack: Nice touch: When it snows in GTA V, world objects gather snow also: If you're hungry, GTA 5 now has high definition tacos.
  8. 39 points
    Server Script Update (v6.3.5.7) | July, 2018 Redesigned Faction Ranks An all new faction ranks system allows for dynamic ranking so you can go over the 20 rank limit in the previous system. It also allows for easy permissions and reorganizing! See Sjoerd's post for more information: New fishing system The new fishing system allows you to use fishing as an item, opens up rivers and bays as fishing spots and more! DMV Records Factions with access can now view DMV records in the MDC for information on when a vehicle was registered. Pay n' Spray reworks A UI has been added to the Pay n' Spray so you can get a quote for your damages and pay after. Other Changes: Removed hideadmin from trial scripters Added Saint Ernest Medical Center Fixed vehicles not going into dimension 0 after unimpounding Added an armour icon to HUD with the percentage of your armour Fixed the faction manager showing Unknown on usernames Fix for your inventory freezing when dropping the riot shield Fixed the ambulance siren that may turn into a PD siren on exit Disabled binds when typing a name at the SAN NPC Added Angel Pine road names Added a civilian dog item Player renamable watches Fixed an issue where a phone call would not be ended when the player dies /movesafe improvements to prevent abuse Added Red Rose Funeral Home to issue badge and hotlines Fixed the unjail command for those characters who are still spawning into the legacy system Added additional logging to Dupont Some skins were swapped around for the proper race /goto for MT of only the report creator Prevent users from having gloves over their characters by using F10 Fix for adding trucker points Antifall for vehicles is now possible Prevent phone conversations from being heard while the windows are rolled up Performance improvements for gates Adjusted pricing rewards of dupont skins Prevent the use of item move while in jail Fixes resolution issues with /ticket Remove status when F10ing in game Ability for admins to use /check while the user is offline Allow players to use /freecam while previewing an interior Special thank you to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, and @Portside for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  9. 39 points
    Time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one is all about fire. Be sure to tick "HD" on the video player settings if you want to watch in high quality. Introducing Fire Missions We have added a variety of missions for the fire department to undertake including forest fires, churches on fire, etc. Each mission requires a unique response and requires the use of different vehicles & techniques. Fires spread and behave differently, some may reignite as you're fighting them, others will spread to trees, foliage and roofs of buildings. Certain missions will require the use of the FD helicopter to attack the fire in hard to reach areas for example the roof or deep in the forest where a fire truck cannot reach. These fires are 100% synchronized, including the spread of the fire and progress made fighting the fire. Creating scenarios is simple and can be done in minutes by a staff member. The creator does not have to specify each fire node, instead they specify basic meta data (a mission name and description), a root starting position and the modelling of the fire (how does the fire spread). We have many models for spreading and many places where a fire can start, or a fire could be started from a dynamic event (e.g. your car caught fire). This means that fire missions should not be repetitive, should create additional roleplay in the server and require no admin involvement (fires ignite, spread, reignite etc all on their own). Fire Department Helicopter To assist with fire fighting, we have added in functionality to the EMS helicopter. While hovering over a fire, the pilot of the helicopter can hit a button to drop extinguishing material on the flames. Media Words are never as cool as pictures & videos. Note that for testing, we've sped up the fire fighting process in the videos below. Fire Fighting: Fire Helicopter: Fire Fighters ready for action: Sadly, we had to ban ThatGuy after this screenshot for famous name. Deploying to the scene: FD Helicopter: Rural Fire Spreading Development Shot: Urban Fire Spreading Development Shot: Early Development Shot: Red = Root / Fire start position Yellow = Fire Spread nodes Green = Latest Fire Spread node Community Input We need your help in designing this feature. We want the communities input on what the reward should be for fighting the above fires? For example, should the faction bank balance get a boost? Should the participating players get a reward? How can we expand this feature and make it more interesting? Let us know what your ideas are! How is the development of Owl V going? Development is going good, making a good, content rich script which relies on nice intuitive user interfaces rather than complex SAMP-like commands is a massive task, similar to that which we undertook back when we made the MTA script. We really only focus on 'cool' things in these developer diaries, but a lot of smaller things go on behind the scenes which aren't as interesting to cover - for example, we recently expanded vehicle auto loans, vehicle rentals, property mortgages, and banking to include factions. Aside from that, the on-going UAT beta is helping us find and resolve bugs before launch rather than at launch. Got skills in GTA V Mapping or Web Development (HTML, CSS & Javascript)? If so, I am very interested to hear from you. Please reach out to me on Discord and show me what you can do. Special Thanks to the UAT As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Thanks for taking the time to read the developer diary and we look forward to making OwlGaming the number one place to roleplay in both GTA V and MTA.
  10. 38 points
    Hey all and welcome back! It's time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one has been a long time coming but is more than worth the wait, today we're going to be unveiling the Inventory. Let's begin with a video: Note: The above is a WIP and will change before launch. Everything Has Its Place We designed the inventory with the idea that everything you have in your possession, belongs to a location. Characters no longer have a 'global location' for storing items and amassing weapons which they can /me pull from anywhere. Instead, everything is in a container or socket. Items are also restricted from being placed in unsuitable/unrealistic containers & sockets. Easy to Use The new inventory is super easy to use. Despite having complex functionality such as item splitting, merging and container management - performing these actions is intuitive and done with only left mouse button clicks. Moving items between containers is a simple as drag and drop. Navigating containers inside containers is made easy by the container history shown on top. Item stack sizes & container sizes are shown via badges. What are Containers & Sockets? Containers are items that can hold other items - for example, backpacks, holsters, wallets. Sockets are positions on your character's body which, depending on the socket type, can hold containers or individual items. For example, you can only put a backpack on your back but you can store individual weed baggies in your back pocket. What about firearms? If they aren't in your hands, they will have to be stored in a suitable socket or container. For rifles, you may want to visit Ammunation to buy a sling for storing it on your back. For handguns, we offer various holsters which can fit onto various sockets (e.g. hip holsters, leg holsters). Can I drop items in the world? Yes. Drag the item you want to drop, onto the world and voila. Are there containers in the world/interiors? Yes. What about vehicles? Vehicles will run the same idea, where the vehicle will have various sockets for item storage. Are items visually represented on the character? It depends on the item & socket, but yes. What inventory limits does my character have? Your character will only be able to carry a certain number of items (expandable by using containers such as backpacks, suitcases etc). You are also only able to carry a set weight, this does not increase. Each container also has a limit on how many items it can hold, for example, a holster takes one gun only, whereas a backpack can carry multiple items and of various types. How is the progress? Progress is good. We are currently testing internally with multiple people. This is an on-going test with frequent updates (every script change gets pushed) to ensure that we get good coverage on our features/script. So, when is the next Developer Diary? We don't have a set cadence for these currently. We try to do them in our spare time without impacting the progress of our development. Additionally - unfortunately not everything we have to script is exciting enough for a developer diary! Special thanks to @ThatGuy who worked tirelessly on this with me. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord.
  11. 35 points
    LokiHavok

    The Rustavi Network

    The Rustavi Network of San Andreas is a Eurasian TOC trafficking ring operating in the City of Los Santos. It is a part of the larger Rustavi Network which operates internationally. The Rustaveli around the world owe their allegiance to the Tibilisi Clan, which was formerly headed by the infamous Vor: Grandfather Hassan. It's primary operations are the importation and sale of the various contraband that is found in it's region of origin. The plethora of surplus Soviet firearms still in circulation. The pure heroin imported from the nearby Iran. The many exotic whores of Turkish delight. The counterfeit goods of Central Asia. The fraud of the Armenian mind. All is available. All is in stock. The Network's birth lie in the war-torn streets of a Civil War Georgia. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the nation was struck with a number violent internal conflicts that left it's populace in disarray. It was during this time that the Vors descended upon the land, picking the Caucasus clean as if it were carrion. As the wars raged on in the early 90s, the post-Soviet Vory began to fleece the new nation. Surplus Soviet arms were funneled into the streets. Every rebel had a Kalishnakov in his hand. And while the common Georgian people starved in the streets, the Russian crime bosses lined their pockets. However, not all were content to stand by idle as their misery was capitalized upon. It was during this time that many Vory began to work with the local criminals. During the Soviet period Georgian Vors were a minority in the Thieves' World. This wouldn't last for long. As the USSR fell the Vory in Russia slowly became irrelevant as the line between businessman and criminal became blurred. In Georgia this was not the case. The Vory grew in the Caucasus like no other, but so did the new breed of criminal. Hand-in-hand they forged the new paradigm that would shape the Georgian mafia for decades to come. The two major cities in which criminality flourished were Kutaisi in the West and Tbilisi in the East. A series of alliance began to develop that would see the smaller criminal groups side with the developing figures of each camp. The criminals of Rastavi were no different. As the wars raged on in South Ossetia and Abkhazian, the power of those in Rustavi began to grow as well. Rustavi was just a small suburb from the capital, but they forged a name for themselves as being particularly crafty. They avoided the tumultous period in one of the most dangerous cities in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall. By the late 1990s, only 3 major crime bosses from the old guard remained. Seeing themselves as denizens of Rastavi first and the capital second they made pact to work together as best as wolves can. Since then many bosses of the Rustaveli arrangement have come and gone. Their members flowing from one figurehead to another. From one country to another in a constantly changing shifting of alliances and betrayals. The Rastvelii ethic and code is still followed to this day, even if the traditions of the Vors are but a distant memory. The Rastavi Network now stretches to nearly every corner of the West and some areas of Russia. Wherever there is conflict; there's a Rastveli to sell you the means to end it. If there is a need to self-medicate, a Rastveli requires no prescription. And you can always find comfort between the thighs of a Rastveli's whore. The Rastveli is a merchant of all things. A Rastveli never goes hungry. It's been that way for generations. And it will always be. Rebels of the Abkhazia War The Rastavi Network is comprised of roughly a dozen Georgian crime bosses members scattered across the globe. Many of it's members entrenched in major metropolii in the richer Western nations. The bosses are collectively known as the Rustveli, despite many of their members hailing from Eastern Georgian, predominantly. Among their number are also the Kartvelian speaking minorities of Georgia. Such as the Yezidi or the Abkhaz, for example. All together this puts the Rustveli between 30-50 members globally. It is widely believed that a sizable percentage of these Rustveli are also Vory v Zakone. It is believed that this figure is in direct correlation with the large amount of Georgian Vory divided between the Kutaisi and Tibilisi criminal clans of the country and those Georgians abroad who are unaligned.. Though small, the Rustavi owe a great deal of their influence to connections with prominent members of the much larger Tibilisi Clan. The alliance that was once headed by Aslan Usoyan, the last true "Godfather of the Vors." Also due to their strategic location in the Caucasus the Rustaveli are able to manuever the Eurasian underworld with much more gravitas than many others. As such, they often ally themselves with other regional and ethnically, culturally, or linguistically similar criminals. Once this is considered, the number of organized criminals in their sphere swell from under a hundred to a legion of Eurasian criminals. that is estimated to be tenfold. The Rastavi Network in San Andreas The core of the Rastvelis in Los Santos are no different than those cells abroad. Mainly comprised of ethnic Georgians hailing from Tbilisi. It is rumored though that an hulking and terrifying Yazidi is amongst them, an overzealous fanatic of a demonic Peacock Angel. Some tell tales of a strange man in black with eyes so pale that they almost see through you. The Russians affiliated with the network are primarily found in Little Moscow. It is there that a man of Tatar origin is said to command respect amongst the local criminals. Another prominent figure is the Wolf. It is said ability to sniff out coin is unmatched Whatever the case, the influenced Russian criminals in Los Santos number in the dozens. One of the largest group that patronize the wares of the Rastavi Network. The Armenians. Unlike in other countries where the Rastavi make use of Armenian immigrants, those of San Andreas employ those of Armenian descent. In fact, two prominent members of the Armenian Power gang have found themselves doing business with the Georgians. While having grown out of their former lifestyle, these Armenians have become more professional but still command respect with their former peers. The Snake and the Hound play a game only they know. Chasing each other too and fro as rivals. There are always those that don't get along with the others. The three ethnic groups are largely compatible. For the reasons listed below, these groups have maintained a healthy distance and their own autonomy within the Rustavi hegemony. The Chechens piss off just about everyone. Militant Islamists aside, the Chechens of the Eurasian underworld are sometimes to valuable to ignore. Sometimes, even the most brutal Russian mobster fears the violence and brutality that the Chechens are capable of. For that reason, they are kept at an arm's length until they are needed. The Turks are comprised of mainly Anatolian Turks, but other Turkic peoples from Central Asia work with them as well. Most Armenians are not pleased to work alongside the Turkish in any capacity though. Due to a history of genocide, the relationship between the two groups is strained. Naturally. The Azeri have an intense dislike of Armenians. Much like the Turks this may be mutual. They are invaluable as the top producers and traffickers of Iranian heroin though. Some things must be put aside for the sake of profit. Firearms Trafficking Narcotics Trafficking Human Trafficking Financial Crimes Counterfeiting By associating with this faction criminally or on an interpersonal level you automatically agree to the CK clause, and may be subjected to a CK at the leadership’s discretion, for whatever reason they deem necessary.
  12. 33 points
    Serx

    Hassan Darius "Scar" Brewster

    Name: Hassan Darius Last-name: Brewster Age: 31 Aliases: Scar, Hass, Lil Fella, Pretty, East Los Santos Santa, Darius Affiliation: Hoover Crip Charges: WF002 - Carrying a Unlicensed Firearm or Weapon. DF002 - Illegal Drug Possesion. GF001 - Assault. WF002 - Carrying a Unlicensed Firearm or Weapon. SF005 - Attempted Murder - Second Degree "I admired the crack sellers." A life of crime is pretty much what everyone growing up in Willowfield had, and for Hassan "Scar" Brewster life was no different. From the age of 8 the older boys in the area would send him on jobs to collect stuff, giving him sweets or money along with praise for doing a good job. What Hassan didn't know at the time was that he was delivering drugs. Later, Hassan started living with his moms and grandmoms along with his uncle and cousins after his Father got sent to prison for second degree murder. Due to his elder cousins having the hood mentality, that affected the way Hassan thinks and lives, he kind of admired them. "Lesson to be learned." The first time Hassan ever held a gun aged 13, he pointed it against the mirror, looked at his reflection while throwing up gang signs. He wanted to be like the big boys out in the trenches. Soon enough his moms busted him and took the empty .38 away from his hands, she hit him for the first and last time in her life. "Nigga you know what the fuck did your pops paid for this gang shit? You want to end up like him? Like these rats in trenches?" his mom yelled, tried to save her only son from the hole that swallowed her husband. But that did nothing but made Hassan mad, he knew where his moms could hide that .38 so he went up for it, tucked it in his dirty shorts then he left his grandma house. Went outside to get active with the local goons and youngins of Willowfield. For a time Hassan felt untouchable, despite being somewhat smaller than the rest of the group he was packing, nobody in this world could touch him. "I got red tops, red tops yo." That didn't last too long, one of them soldiers already been making him push that weight around. "I got red tops, yo want to buy some red tops?" he was asking the fiends walking past him. Then cops pulled up after getting complaints about noise so they lined all the kids on corner against the wall, patted them down. Hassan thought he was clean because he didn't have the "red tops" on him, but he forgot about the .38 tucked in his waist. Patting officer found the gun and cuffed him, tossed him like a dirt bag in the back of his cruiser and they took off. "Big bank take little bank." Due to being 14 at the time of sentencing, Hassan was sent to the local Juvenile Detention Center. As soon as he stepped through the doors he knew he was in for a rough ride. The other teenagers looked at him like a target, and he soon found himself being pushed around by the older kids who wanted to make themselves look big. Six months into his sentence and Hassan had decided enough was enough. He walked over to one of the main bullies and punched them in the face as hard as he could, breaking their nose. Although he got placed in solitary for a couple of days. From then on he tried to continue to stick up for himself, fighting back when possible and seeing himself get into further trouble with the staff at the Juvenile Center. What he didn’t know was that the kid he punched, named "R-Loc", was plotting his revenge after feeling humiliated from getting his nose broken by the ‘weaker kid’. "Never sleep, because sleep is the cousin of death." Towards the end of his sentence, Hassan was walking down the hall when R-Loc dragged him into a nearby Cell along with his squad, slashing Hassan’s face from his right eye down to his lips with a makeshift shive. By the time the guards had arrived Hassan was covered in blood with R-Loc about to finish the job off. The attack left Hassan with a nasty wound, earning him the nickname of ‘Scar’ along with teaching him that you should expect an attack from anyone at anytime. Soon his time at the centre came to the end and he was a free man. Stepping out of the doors for the first time after years, Hassan would have liked to think he had changed for the better. Even so, he couldn’t shake the street mentality. He moved back home with his family but soon returned to life on the street. He promised himself "Imma run that shit" while cruising through the streets of Willowfield in his moms SUV. Wishing to become "Rich Porter" of Los Santos. "Ay, you good blood?" After getting assaulted by "R-Loc" and his crew, a Piru affiliated kid called "Omar" and his companions got friendly with Scar due to him standing up against a Crip affiliated guy and his squad. As you can notice by looking at his name "R-Loc" was Crip affiliated, or you could call him and the other young duns inside wannabes. All of them were young kids whomst looked up to gang members, trying to be like them by dressing like them, throwing up the gang signs, etcetera. So far Scar adapted the way they talked, repped red in his juve days. Like the rest of his squad of wannabes along with other folks. Back and forth trash-talking, fights and such took place in juve between parties. Scar was all passive on it due to his character and he just didn't want to get in trouble because the guards ain't no friendly, nor giving you candies. It's all about getting beaten by nighsticks and such. But you know how game works, once you are in it you can't get out of it. "You down for the Hoovers?" Weeks passed, Scar has earned respect in the set. Proved his loyalty to set, did put in some work. He was young but somehow had the mentality of a grown man. Growing up in a life like that made him man the fuck up to say. One day, when all the squad were getting it down in Pizza Stack, Jojo approached Scar. "Gonna talk to the niggas later, but you down for the hoovers... for good?" Jojo asked. Scar didn't wait a second, straight up answered with confidence "Yeah mane.. y'all my niggas and shit. We got eachother.". Jojo replied "I know that, not gonna lie. I see you, you loc as fuck." looked at him proudly with following words " You official hoover now nigga, rep your set.". Scar greeted his big homie with a grin and brotherly dap "Ah-alright." he said. Before parting the dap, Jojo said something to Scar that made a good place in his young mind "Don't let me down out there my nigga." "You have to be little paranoid to survive." Days after days, night after nights Scar's been enjoying his life. Making money, driving in a presidential SUV, getting some play with girls around. What could he wish for? He is living the life of a hustler. But you know how things works in that side of town, murders, gun fights, mothers crying. That's Los Santos for you, you either make it out or die trying. Scar was aware of that, after getting involved in some situations he started to plan every move of his, locking the door twice, checking out the window in every 10 minutes. Even walking in his crib with a niner on his hip. "You have to be a little paranoid to survive." words of his father had a place in his confused young mind. All he do is the muscle work, use the brute force but what is he going to earn in the end? Be the Omar Little of Los Santos? Control people with fear only? Nah, he know this won't last forever. You do not need fear to control people, make your reputation take the lead. That's a motto for him. He want to run that shit along with his homies, want to shake the ground when he walks around. Make the kids look after him. That's a dun's dream. "You come at the king, you best not miss..." On a sunday night, Scar was cruising through the slums of Los Santos along with his homies Dee, Sef A.K.A Redman and Trell. Doing nothing but bumping to loud music and having fun. It was all coonery when a white trash in Idlewood offered them guns to sell. There is a rule in the hoods of Los Santos, a rule that every hustler know. If you ain't paid your tax to Deuces or if you ain't cool with them in any means, do not try to push your shit in Idlewood, that will result you ending up in a body bag. Dude had no idea, Scar fronted on him by saying "You trying to sell shit in my area? Without paying up?". His day ones also backed him up then bullied the white dude, throwing insults after insults, putting pressure on him. White folk ditched after getting humiliated enough and shit got calm. They started chilling then guns blazings echoed throughout the streets of Idlewood, shit got real dark in a second. White guy decided to pull a Klebold on Scar and his homies and made that nine mili bark on them. Luckily he had shitty aim and Scar was in drivers seat, his car was riddled with holes and he was just shook, his big homie Dee grabbed his tool and aired the shooter out. Scar got his shit together then hop out of his car all cold blooded, took his revolver out and put 2 bullets in the back of shooter when he was on the ground, half conscious. After getting his mind together once again, he dashed along with his homies. Ditched every evidence, shells and everything. Took a shower and looked himself in the mirror, grinned. "You come at the king, you best not miss.." came out of his lips. They missed the king and he put an end to them. "The Fall." For Scar things been going on good. His organization was eating good, business was booming. They had the street corners on lock. But you know what they say, more you reach harder you fall. All started after Scar was locked up cause of an attempted murder charge. He ate his mind inside, losing an eye.. seeing his old friend Nasir made him regret choosing this life style. He got out after serving some years, doing what he been doing. He didn't know one thing that caused his life, alliance between some organizations. He played both sides, tried to outrun one of them to rule whole LS for himself. His arrogance and dedication bested out his mindset, he fucked up there. Tried to fix things but apparently it wasn't enough.. One night he was called outside by one of his associates, he trusted him with life so he got out with only a pistol on his hip, kept on waiting... Minutes after minutes then a white van pulled up to the scene, Scar got suspicious. Called his associate to ask about van, he said "I don't know a van". That's when Scar realised end was near, he dashed to nearest cover and was about to reach out for his gun.. One loud rifle shot and a bullet penetrated Scar's skull, riddled with 9MM's after he was on the ground. A glory life, money.. cars... women... respect all went out in a second. He shared the same fate as his role model Rich Porter. A murder planned by his friends and took place in beach. In his life Scar has mentored too many youngins out in the streets, taught them the unwritten rules of the "game". Individuals shaped Scar's life: Marwan "Ali" Shalaby - More than a brother to him, they led 8DS together. Scar was loyal to him till his last breath. Derrick "DK" Flaymore - More than a brother to him, Scar looked up to him during his younger days. He also saved Scar's life once, they were both "smart asses" in 8DS. Shared the same mindset. Jovan "Jojo" Campbell - More than a brother to him, they did many years in cell together. Dareion "Coin" Boykins - More than a brother to him, even though they argued about most things it was Coin who had Scar's back all the time, saved him more than once. Scar caught his first body with him. Javel "JB" Brown - A youngin mentored by Scar and DK. Scar seen him as his replacement. Maris "Cobain" Jekabs Liepa - A white Latvian guy from the ghetto. Scar was the one recruited him. He made Scar earn too much money on his corner captain days, always called him "Golden Boy" cause of the work he put in. Quincy Meeks Jordan - One of the old soldiers from 8DS, Scar also recruited him. Was a spotter at first then become one of Scar's bodyguards. Caught a body along with Scar after coming back. Susti "Ed" Edwards - One of the youngins also recruited by Scar, he had Scar's back till his last day. Scar always kept him around. Doran "Dice" Foster - Another youngin got recruited by Scar, he looked up to Scar too much and was loyal to his last breath. Always wanted to prove himself, dedicated soldier. Zay "Zeek" Hanley - An oldschool enforcer of 8DS, him and Scar had so much in common. He was also under Scar's hit crew called "Hanleys". Nasir "Nas" Jefferson - Used to be a rock hard enforcer of 8DS, Scar and him were cool back in the day. Nas wasn't thinking straight many times, caused him a life sentence in pen after. Scar had a bounty on his head after finding about some sick facts. Latrell "Trell" Myers - Another soldier from 8DS, Nasir's student. He had Scars back too many times but he shared the same fate as his mentor. Scar also had a bounty on his head after finding out what he been doing along with Nasir inside. Kennedy "Kiki, Kenny" Hanley - Cousin of Zeek and Scar's muscle. Member of "Hanleys". Dedicated soldier. Malik "Mal" Thompson - An old Crimstone OG, been tight with Scars and had supplies for him back in the day. Duo were close during the hunt of Travis Harvard and Clevon Hamilton. Quashawn "Rover" Harvard - A guy from hood, Scar recruited him in 8DS. He took apart to become a rapper, repped his set still. Thomas Pham - "A jit grow'd into become an OG" according to Scar's words. They worked together for a long period of time. Alexis Taylor - The girl kept Scar off the grid on his youth, more than a friend for Scar. Vivianna "Vivi" Fernandez - Scar's weakness to say, they go back together to poverty days.. Kept on beefing at one point. One day Vivi almost shot Scar cause of what Scar been doing to her. Scar dragged her out of the game. Namira Carter - A friend from downtown, helped Scar with many things. Miscellaneous: Scar had a tattoo of his daughters birthday above his right brow. In his entire life, Scar never did put his gun up against a civilian. He was homophobic, had anger issues too. Scar was a Sunni-Muslim from family. Character theme: s/o to @Vubstersmurf for helping me out with some parts.
  13. 32 points
    TPG

    Iron Giants Motorcycle Club

    Iron Giants Motorcycle Club Information & Operation Iron Giants MC is an african-american 1% Motorcycle Club based in San Andreas, Palomino Creek. The club was founded in 1991 by Huey Illomeyrs and five of his friends in Wisconsin. As time went on the club expanded due to the nature of it being for minorities, chapters began to pop up in different states such as Louisiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and San Andreas. The club has had a reputation of being very proud of their race and social status within the community in different states. The operations within the club vary but the most popular is handcrafting beers and beef jerky. Origin The chapter in San Andreas was created in late July 2018 by Warren Clifford - son of the founding member Jackson Clifford. Warren moved to Los Santos after a conflict with his father about impregnating a teen back in Wisconsin. He tried to get into association with gangs and different criminal groups but nothing lasted long due to his heart being around motorcycles and the way of life around them. Warren went back to Wisconsin in search for a right path through being a father to his daughter. San Andreas His father Jackson thought that Warren could stay but the other founding members believed that Warren was not fit to stay in Wisconsin and offered him to be sent back to San Andreas to start a chapter with two trusted advisors from the mother-chapter. Warren went to San Andreas with his wife and daughter, Jackson funded the start of the chapter in Palomino Creek but after the money was given to Warren - there was no trace of Jackson. Due to Warren being fooled by the other founding members, he is not eager to talk to his father as he thinks that he is well respected. The whereabouts of his father are unknown and unspoken of till this day. ck clause ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Blacksmith's Bar & Grill The Blacksmith's Bar & Grill is the base of operations for the Iron Giants MC. Throughout years it has and remained as an entertaintment facility - now for the MC. Even though the club has a memberbase filled with african-american and hispanic individuals, everyone is welcome to spend time in the bar. This is the main way to have direct contact with the faction and create interesting and new roleplay experiences within Palomino Creek. The bar is open every other evening for a couple of hours, events are being held every two-three weeks and will be heavily advertised throughout the community. The menu in the bar is very short and that said - it is not a place to go and have dinner, it's a place to get wasted and act stupid. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Wise Giant Foundation The Wise Giant Foundation (SA) is a charity organisation formed by the Iron Giants Motorcycle Club in 2018. The aim of the foundation is to provide needed facilities to areas which are not as populated such as Montgomery, Blueberry, Dillimore and Palomino Creek. The money is raised through normal donations, public auctions and charity events which are held in Palomino Creek. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EVENTS
  14. 32 points
    Craazy

    Another Nametag With Videos In It

    featuring... @remolten @ToastyBud @Salsa @MissAnachronisms @Wright @Stabby @Hurley @Unitts @Zyph @LikeMike @LokiHavok @ThatGuy @Lemonade319 @jonthulhu @Potato @TPG @Brandon @Flluroz @Serx honorable mentions: @SantaMariaPierBomb
  15. 31 points
    Cross125

    robocop_irl

    I got bored
  16. 30 points
    Bum

    "Best" of Spring 2018

    ye its summer & ive got no birth certificate dont care. bout 50 unnecessary ear rape clips so if u dont want to wake ur uncles dog proceed with caution cheers stay lively clips used from about nov 2017 to now ps englands winning the world cup and this comment will age well
  17. 30 points
    PRESS RELEASE 05/29/2018 #1, Pershing Square, County of Los Santos Commander Bruce Iverson ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Los Santos Police Department, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, have successfully obtained numerous search warrants and seizures after a month long deployment of "Operation Desert Napalm". After an extensive month long investigation, the Street Anti Crime Taskforce (LSPD) has managed to identify an extremely violent street gang located in Ganton between Liverpool Road and Grove Street, who participate in drug and firearm trafficking, murder for hire, home invasions, vehicle thefts, and other related crimes, through the use of confidential informants, the help of the public, and anonymous tips. The investigation into the gang began when a Detective with the Los Santos Police Department was ambushed south of Idlewood Pizza Stacks during a routine traffic stop. The murderer, Josiah Webber, was caught on camera and was sentenced to First Degree Murder and is currently serving a life sentence. Josiah Webber was identified to be a member of this street gang and thus due to his blatant attack on police and the public, an investigation was launched. In total, "Operation Desert Napalm" seized 13 handguns, 1 shotgun, 2 sub machine guns, 2 assault rifles, 4 flashbangs, 1 molotov, and 2 chainsaws. Accompanied with the firearms was over 200 rounds of 9mm ammunition, 60 rounds of 5.56, and 20 shotgun shells. Additionally, police seized 3097 grams of cocaine, 66 grams of heroin, 230 tablets of ecstasy, 5 grams of marijuana, and $10,000 in cash. A majority of these items were discovered hidden in safes within the respective wanted peoples homes along with an array of burglary tools such as crowbars, blowtorches, screwdrivers, masks, gloves, lockpick sets, re programmable keys and computers used to breach modern day vehicles. Law enforcement would like to thank members of the public who aided enormously during the course of this investigation. Without their help, this operation would not have been successful and drugs and guns would continue to plague Ganton and terrorize its inhabitants. The following is a to-date summary of convictions and outstanding warrants: SAMUEL ANTOINE - Warrants for: Possession of Burglary Tools (MO013), Conspiracy to Commit Grand Theft Auto (GF021), Drug Trafficking (SF012), Possession of an Illegal Firearm 2x (WF009), Possession of Destructive Devices (SF013). TRAVIS HARVARD - Warrants for: Illegal Drug Possession (DF002), Drug Trafficking (SF012), Possession of NFA Items (WF010), Possession of an Illegal Firearm (WF009). OSKAR ALMQVIST - Warrants for: Possession of NFA Items (WF010), Possession of Illegal Weapons (WF009). TOREY BENTON - Warrants for: Possession of Burglary Tools (MO013), Identity Theft (MO021), Possession of NFA Items 2x (WF010), Possession of an Illegal Firearm (WF009). MELQUAN WILSON - Warrants for: Illegal Drug Possession With Sale & Delivery Intent 2x (DF003), Carrying a Unlicensed Firearm or Weapon 2x (WF002). JAYDEN CRAWFORD - Warrants for: Possession of Burglary Tools (MO013), Felonious Burglary (GF022), Drug Trafficking (SF012), FIrearm Trafficking (SF015), Possession of NFA Items (WF010). XAVIER PERKINS - Charged with: Drug Trafficking (SF012) and Possession of Illegal Firearms/Weapons (WF009). *** GUARANTEED $5,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST. CALL 911 IF SEEN. *** ARMED AND DANGEROUS. DO NOT APPROACH. CALL 911 IF SEEN. END OF RELEASE (( A heavily monitored and censored comment section would be open )) (( All faces have been blurred out along with name tags, patches, or other identifying marks ))
  18. 30 points
    ThatGuy

    Newsletter - End of March 2018

    March 2018 Newsletter Another great month has come and gone for OwlGaming. This newsletter will be a bit smaller than those of the past which condensed a lot of content. Now that we are having these more regularly, the content will be shorter and easier to digest. Lots of happenings are going on behind the scenes and the staff team is busy as usual. Enjoy! Faction Team Seeing the success of our Faction Team characters, we've decided to continue our endeavors and follow this path some more to create some roleplay in the server and provide factions with unique experiences. We have multiple complex story lines underway and are working with admins, faction team members and players alike for these events to create not just diverse and interesting role play for the staff members that participate but for the players that help as well (and of course, the primary roleplay goes to the factions themselves). Glimpses into these events and hints towards the future with them can be seen in articles written by @Wright recently. I encourage everyone to read the most recent Faction Update. It contains a ton of information as a result of our meeting not long ago. An update since the most recent Faction Team Update is that we have had some more resignations from the team due to real life issues of some members leading to inactivity. As such, there is currently a backlog of contacts which we're going through as I write this. Rule Changes Sexual Roleplay Changes The topic below got a ton of interaction with the community and lots of discussion ensued. We are always striving to allow as much freedom in the community to exist but we are aware that some topics for people are very sensitive and it's clear this is one of those topics. The majority of the community voted and we did decide to revise the rules. As Chaos points out in the last post, the following changes are as seen below. https://github.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/commit/b67b7099631e6ee79e66e4b0d003341d9c650d71 We banned sexual roleplay involving those younger than sixteen. Sixteen is the minimum non-admin approved age, is treated as an adult for our crime sheets ICly, and is the age of consent in many countries. Community & Script Updates Check out the big updates recently, posted in our Announcements & News area of the forums. Faction Team Update - March 2018 Game Administration Team Update - March 2018 Easter Hunt 2018 The Easter Hunt was a fantastic event as usual, provides a bit of variety in the server and gives us something to do while celebrating some common holidays. It brings the community closer and has a bit of a reward too! Many hundreds of eggs were found throughout the server by our players scouring the map intensely and a lottery was drawn. Of the eggs found and lottery numbers that resulted, below are the winners. 77110, 69701, 93306, 48060, 82892 Be sure to redeem your ticket if you haven't! Community Spotlight Interesting Article Portside wrote an interesting article about a shooting recently outside of a club which sparked a lot of great roleplay for many people involved, causing the intervention of the District Attorney to evaluate the complex case. Lots of trickle down roleplay is occurring in turn for the LSPD, lawyers, security guards at the scene, club-goers, etc. Character Stories Check out what @Vubstersmurf and @Matey have created recently. Some great screenshots and a nice little story to check out. We encourage everyone to write their character stories, it'll bring a closer connection to you and your character so you can roleplay them better and share your experience with others. Piney's Roleplay Initiative Recently @Piney went to the mall and offered free sandwiches to create some roleplay. This may not sound like very much but this ended up bringing 25 people to the mall and created a whole roleplay scene that lasted 2 - 3 hours. We really commend his efforts as a player to generate a roleplay scene and this kind of creative thinking is exactly how it's done! Below is a screenshot of his beautiful sammich table. ( Thanks to @JameZ for pointing this out this scene to us. ) Matey's Photoshop Tutorial Check out @Matey's tutorial if you want to learn to add logs to your screenshots easily for your faction threads or character stories. Sewer Adventures A new video from @sraksO shows the adventures of Lee and Jasper. Media & Screenshots Enjoy this assortment of screenshots from scenes this month. If you wish to send in your own screenshots for the next newsletter, feel free to PM me. Stats 7,727 Reports in March!
  19. 29 points
    Chaos

    Newsletter - End of July 2018

    July 2018 Newsletter The middle of summer is a busy time for us as we are short staffed, but nonetheless the show must go on and we've been busy making improvements! Please take a moment to read this announcement before complaining about wait times: https://forums.owlgaming.net/announcement/18-announcement-summer-vacations/ At the time of writing only myself and @Shanks are the UA not on vacations Community & Script Updates GAT Update July 16th, 2018 Server Script Update (v6.3.5.7) We will soon be releasing another V blog update for those of you who have been anxious Community Spotlight LSPD Chief of Police Recent drama involving the LSPD and it's Chief of Police resulting in some interesting IC roleplay for the government and citizens of LS. A suspension and public hearing was held: Then the resignation: Recently the PD has released a statement of it's month of IA cases in an effort to be more transparent: News City Life Character Stories @DominicLevian created a story detailing events on "Stani", a Polish character making sudden waves as he dumps bodies into the already polluted San Andreas Ocean. @Freebird again appears in this months newsletter in his recent update to his character, adding snippets of detailed accounts of noteworthy events in Noah Stevenson's life as a DPS Medical Professional. Factions The smith corporation opens up with multiple subsidiary organizations offering a number of services Our friend Stani from character stories, started brotherhood of family ties with an intricate and well thought out structure. Media Be sure to post your own media in the #media channel on our discord! Stats 6,874 reports handled in the month of July! 26 UA Contacts processed
  20. 29 points
    Lewis

    CQS X3

    Carson Quadrant Surenos (CQS X3) are a Hispanic street gang based within the district of Jefferson. The gangs forming came from the poor/middle-class society living in the area and deciding to make the best of it. Others came along from various districts in the south end of LS, and are now finding themselves working towards a common goal. Due to the tight structure the gang works from, their current illegal acts remain undisclosed. Their community involvement aids in keeping things tight lipped and ensuring the structure remains unbroken. By joining this faction you automatically agree to a faction CK, meaning that you agree that if murdered by a leader/higher member of this faction you will be CK’d.
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    windows 10 creators update broke sony vegas, someone teach me how to be good at adobe premiere please.
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    Whiskers

    Yakuza Yamaguchi-Gumi

    A world where honor, respect and loyalty means everything. Overview Yakuza (ヤクザ), also known as gokudō (極道), are members of transnational crime syndicates originating in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan (暴力団"violent groups"), while the yakuza call themselves "ninkyō dantai" (任侠団体 or 仁侠団体?, "chivalrous organizations"). The yakuza are notorious for their strict codes of conduct and organized fiefdom-nature. They have a large presence in the Japanese media and operate internationally with an estimated 102,000 members. History Modern day Yakuza originates back to the 17th century. »Tekiya« were those who usually peddled illicit stolen goods and »bakuto« those who were involved or participated in gambling. Both were considered to be one of lowest social groups. As they began to form organizations of their own, they took over some administrative duties relating to commerce, such as stall allocation and protection of their commercial activities. The government eventually formally recognized such organizations and granted the oyabun (leaders) a surname as well as permission to carry a sword – katana. At the time, only samurai and noblemen were allowed to carry a sword, therefore government’s permission indicated a big step forward for the Yakuza. The name Yakuza originates from Baccarat (card game) as 8-9-3 or ya-ku-za represents a losing hand in Oichu-Kabu (one of Baccarat derivates). The roots of the yakuza can still be seen today in initiation ceremonies, which incorporate tekiya or bakuto rituals. Organization and rituals Yakuza adopted a traditional japanese hierarchical structure of oyabun-kobun, where kobun owe their allegiance to the oyabun. Loyalty and respect are a way of life and represent a major factor in activity of yakuza members. The oyabun-kobun relationship is formalized by ceremonial sharing of sake from a single cup although this ritual is not exclusive to the yakuza—it is also commonly performed in traditional Japanese Shinto weddings. Members of yakuza gangs cut their family ties and transfer their loyalty to the gang boss. Organizational structure is very complex, in the Yamaguchi-gumi, which controls some 2,500 businesses and 500 yakuza groups, there are fifth rank subsidiary organizations. Yubitsume, or the cutting off of one's finger, is a form of penance or apology. Upon a first offense, the transgressor must cut off the tip of his left little finger and give the severed portion to his boss. Sometimes an underboss may do this in penance to the oyabun if he wants to spare a member of his own gang from further retaliation. Its origin stems from the traditional way of holding a Japanese sword. The bottom three fingers of each hand are used to grip the sword tightly, with the thumb and index fingers slightly loose. The removal of digits starting with the little finger moving up the hand to the index finger progressively weakens a person's sword grip. The idea is that a person with a weak sword grip then has to rely more on the group for protection—reducing individual action. Activities Modern day Yakuza is involved in drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, banking, realty market, arms smuggling, prostitution business and even international crime. There are many tattooed yakuza members imprisoned in various Asian prisons for such crimes as drug trafficking and arms smuggling. Despite all that, Yakuza are regarded as semi-legitimate organizations. For example, immediately after the Kobe earthquake, the Yamaguchi-gumi, whose headquarters are in Kobe, mobilized itself to provide disaster relief services (including the use of a helicopter), and this was widely reported by the media as a contrast to the much slower response by the Japanese government. They repeated their aid after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, sending hundreds of trucks filled with food, water, blankets, and sanitary accessories to those in need. Such actions by the yakuza are a result of their knowing of what it is like to "fend for yourself," without any government aid or community support, because they are also considered "outcast" and "dropouts from society". Faction rules (OOC) 1. You are expected to keep all the information that you receive about faction's activities, stock, future plans, etc...; solely within the faction. 2. Our vision is to facilitate a fun and creative role play experience for all parties involved. 3. You are expected to stay in character as much as possible when in game. 4. By joining the faction you agree to a character kill, should we (faction leadership) deem necessary. a.) All of our members are expected to follow the server rules at all times. Media
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    ThatGuy

    Faction Statuses

    Faction Statuses The information laid out below has been posted in previous updates but is condensed here for your ease of viewing. An important requirement for any faction to receive support from the Faction Team is the submission of regular Faction Updates. This should be done through the use of the update form. Legal Incorporated Incorporated, as the name implies, is a base level company for any group of friends starting a business. Incorporated will be available to any group of committed friends starting a business, with the following requirements/benefits: CEO/Owner must have minimum 50 hours, 20 on the character applying. This is to ensure players will stay on the community and not leave and hold up a faction slot. Must have three active members at the time of applying. Must have a faction thread. No more requirement for how long it's up. 5 interior slots, 5 vehicle slots (15 vehicle slots if a Dealership) Incorporated status can be achieved via a public contact or being accepted as a Dealership via Vehicle Team. Established Established maintains as before; with several weeks of confirmed activity, an active faction thread and updates, and several members, a legal faction can/will be updated to Established. Granted after several weeks of continued activity with an active faction thread, five active members, and no incidents during the Incorporated phase. Given 10 interior slots and 10 vehicle slots (again, 15 vehicle slots if dealership) Custom interior and skin uploads. Official After several months of continued activity and contributions to the community legal factions may be bumped to Official. Must be active for several months with an active and detailed faction thread, ten active members, and a positive contribution to the community as a whole. 10 interior slots and 15 vehicle slots. Script support within reason Subforum(s) under Legal Factions Guidance/support from the Faction Team Illegal Standard The Standard faction is the most plentiful on the server. They are the groups that are created for various reasons at any given time. Many factions never make it past this point of inception. With this being the most basic kind of faction, they are most easily identified by a simple faction thread being created. They have access to the general Virtual Markets. At this stage, the faction should be sending in regular updates through the Faction Update Form. Once every two weeks to a month is recommended. At this stage, they are totally dependant on higher factions for drugs and guns. Confirmed The Confirmed faction is one that has proved that it can weather the storm. They have shown an acceptable amount of dedication and willingness to operate in the server in an appropriate manner. They are considered to be journeymen in the illegal RP scene. Due to this, they have somehow distinguished themselves to various members of Faction Team. Generally being confirmed requires at least a month of activity, though almost always quite a bit more, depending on the saturation of factions. This is when the illegal faction receives its F3, may have their faction topic featured in the illegal section and receive additional support such as access to otherwise restricted Virtual Markets (confirmed-faction VMs are a WIP) and they would receive drugs irregularly. At this stage, they would need to rely on an Established or Official Faction to get the bulk of their drugs and all guns. Established The Established faction is one that has proved that they have both the ability to hold together a player group with grace, longevity, and pride. They are what the other factions below them should strive to be. An Established faction is one that has proved that they are worthy of investment and capable of serving the community at large in their craft. A far longer time period of activity is required for this stage spanning across several months. Merely being active with a bunch of members who may be mediocre at this point is not enough. There's more scrutiny at this level. During this period, the faction thread is pinned, they have access to Established-level virtual markets (just like confirmed, this is a WIP) and they'd receive regular drops of drugs and irregular drops of guns. These types of factions are still heavily dependent on Official Factions for guns in most cases but can put a decent chunk of their roleplay into drugs if they wish with this regular supply. (drug RP is just one aspect of criminality of course!) Official The Official factions are the benchmark for what a faction should be. They are large, subversive, and deeply ingrained in the fabric of the server’s illegal RP environment. As such, they are instrumental in the way that the illegal RP scene is structured and invaluable in its operation. If Official is reached, the faction receives a subforum, receives perks such as free interiors more readily, and has regular gun and drug drops. This is the stage where whoever the Official Faction is, they must make an effort to get along with all other factions. In effect, they become the supplier for the rest of the criminal world to work on a pyramid. Official Factions supply everyone and are treated as a large organized enterprise capable of smuggling guns and drugs which in turn benefits the criminal world. Official Factions are required to have the highest levels of roleplay and due to their nature of being the head supplier, are limited in number. A good example of this was Khram and ESV when they as a Cartel and Organized Crime, they supplied the rest of the gangs and lower factions in tandem. Receiving Official, of course, takes many months as seen with RCM, Khram, and ESV.


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