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  1. 56 points
    The title says it all. 100% REAL 100 likes and I will -
  2. 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.
  3. 50 points
    I have autism but it doesn't make me disabled, autism just means my brain works differently than the average person plus I have been rated by occults to have an exact iq of 9,000+, I'm currently studying in college for an job that makes $100,000 a year in plus when ever I'm not working in irl I'm always looking for skills to put in to my quiver.
  4. 49 points
    Server Script Update (v6.5.0.0) | November, 2018 Thanks for your continued support everyone! We've been hard at work on GTA:V but that doesn't mean we forgot about MTA! Media Features Online Banking from any laptop or phone Toggle-able Login Sound (Community Vote) Remove all textures button and highlight textures Dynamic lighting returns with performance improvements Added a vehicle interior for the Benson Phone now has a browser and banking app All languages available in character creation New custom animations Faction members can now create interior keys at locksmiths Rewriten advertisements Adjustments: Changed character name limit to 22 as it's the max MTA supports Changed the interiors for SEMC Improved hiding the DMV questions and answers on the client Show inactivity protection only to admins and interior owner (Community Vote) Allowed /goto while reconning Disabled some world sound effects (fountain, torch, and absent wind) Vastly improved server startup/shutdown time Fixes: Fix for skin 290 being in the Asian category Resolved some issues with /ticket not working properly (#1674, #1672) Resolved an error when a player logs out while dead Allow admins to use freecam in the regular world after dying Fixed vehicles getting a random color after previewing a texture (#1578) Resolved an issue when paying for your tickets in some cases not going through Fix for the language when speaking into a phone Removed the deprecated setVehicleTurnVelocity Special thank you to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, @Sergeant, @DrJoseEviI, @FAILCAKEZ and @Eloquent, for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  5. 47 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 44 points
    Daniels

    Developer Diary #8 - Major Milestone

    Developer Diary #8 - Major Milestone This week marks a major milestone in our development goals for OwlGaming V. Closed beta testing is about to begin with administrators, faction leaders, and certain VIP community members to ensure the script is as bug-free as possible and we have a wide array of features by the time we launch, assuring as smooth a release as possible so everyone can have quality roleplay on day one. This transition from alpha to beta has been a meticulous process, which explains the lack of recent Development Diaries, which have only showcased a small portion of what has been worked on thus far. We expect a reduced amount of diaries going forward towards the full public launch. Media Showcase Drunk Daniels SWAT hunting down a high risk person Cruiser Gathering Dirt Character Selection / Preview Deputy on Patrol Deputy on Patrol Shootout with an armed suspect (ThatGuy) Patrolling with ThatGuy Patrolling Accessing vehicle trunk Armed suspect vehicle pursuit Creepy Angry Passenger SWAT Gas SWAT Gas SWAT Riot World Items Special Thanks to the staff As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features. A special thanks to @ThatGuy who has been playing the server >= 8 hours per day to help us test features. We'll buy him a beer later. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Stay tuned for future updates!
  8. 43 points
    Serx

    515 Washington Block Piru

    UPON READING THE FOLLOWING; YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT USE ANY OF THE VITAL INFORMATION IN-CHARACTER WITHOUT CONSULTING ME FIRST. FURTHERMORE, THE STORY BELOW HAS BEEN PARTIALLY FICTIONALIZED THOUGH MOST OF THE EVENTS DID OCCUR IN-CHARACTER & IN-GAME. The Washington Block Piru street gang was formed in early 2019, within the western Panoptican Avenue apartment complexes. It is the successor of the Brimstone Block Piru street gang that controlled the majority of Idlewood back in 2008 to 2015, their headquarters being within the Brimstone Apartment Complex. It's roots technically go back to 2005, when the Brimstone Projects's illegal activity was controlled by four individuals named Terrance Dontrell, Hakem Wright, Eric Clay and Damian Ramsey. Terrance Dontrell became the symbol of the crew and eventually they rose to power within their projects, recruiting the many impoverished residents of the area into the street gang. Before long, Terrence Dontrell was influenced by gang culture, and by following the Bloods culture, those who looked up to him soon took after him. They began to call themselves the Brimstone Block Piru, the 'Brimstone Block' part being for the roots of their gang, and the 'Piru' moniker being used as tribute to the original Bloods. Eventually, the Brimstone Block Piru grew into half of Idlewood before finally meeting its border with the Spook Town Murder Squad, a Ganton street gang. When they first interacted, they immediately became rivals. Shortly afterwards, as the feud grew more violent... Terrence Dontrell was shot and killed by an STMS member. As his right hand man, Eric Clay led the Brimstone Pirus into war with the STMS although the war would be cut short by the LSPD. Though they were targeted by the LSPD, the Brimstone Pirus were still fresh at the time, and as a result, they weren't left completely broken after the LSPD raids. The same could not be said for the Spook Town Murder Squad. The Brimstone Pirus acknowledged their victory and began to rebuild. Seeing this war from afar, was the other half of Idlewood's underground. This street gang was named the 'Mercy' projects, founded by Andre Russell. Much wasn't known about the gang however, it is known that they tried to take advantage of Brimstone when the previous war left them less then qualified. Nevertheless, Brimstone had acquired the weapons necessary to fight this new war brought onto them by Andre Russell and his gang. Unfortunately, the LSPD has used the previous war as cause to investigate the Brimstone Pirus further, and as a result, the LSPD put a stop to this war quickly. Through it's lifespan, the Brimstone Pirus were referred to by numerous names, such as the Brimtown Made Mafia, the Brimstone Block Pirus, the Brims, and Brim Gang. It also went through a respectable amount of leaders, most notably Terrance Dontrell, Eric Clay, Lavaughn Humphrey, and Kendrick Oates. The Brimstone Pirus would soon die out, as the high ranking members were met with death by the hands of the 'Mercy' street gang, or incarcerated by the hands of the Los Santos Police Department. The remnants of the Brimstone Piru relocated to the Panopticon Avenue apartment complexes, where the culture of the Brimstone Pirus would carry on. UPON JOINING; MEMBERS WILL AGREE THAT ANY LEADER OF THE FACTION HAS THE ABILITY TO CK A MEMBER DUE TO ANY IN-CHARACTER REASON IF DEEMED FIT.
  9. 41 points
    Norm

    La Ganancia

    (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. 2019, March 27th "Everyone is gone, my best friends, people I hanged out with... Even the business is dead and money is running low as well... Huh. I hope Lando will pick up his phone... Of course if he's alive." As the South Side Aztecas family went into the shadows, all the business and contacts were lost and stopped. Luis knew he had to do something and it wasn't right to leave everything like that. Calls were made to his close criminal friends and they met in secret location for a private meeting. After that night, La Ganancia organization was born. La Ganancia La Ganancia - organization that is mainly assembled to make profit from trafficking drugs. They don't limit themselves and also participates in dealing illegal goods and exporting them. Group was created in late March, 2019 when former leader of South Side Aztecas appeared again in Los Santos. Organization consists of ex-members from South Side Aztecas family and other Hispanic criminals. Group is only restrict to Latino-Americans. UPON JOINING; MEMBERS WILL AGREE THAT ANY LEADER OF THE FACTION HAS THE ABILITY TO CK A MEMBER DUE TO ANY IN-CHARACTER REASON
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 37 points
    Restrepo

    (Shooting Cops?) We got em

    tra iron giants x - yours truly (also credits should be given to @Mogs for working with on this casefile with me x)
  14. 36 points
    Phixed

    Twisted Devils Motorcycle Club

    Twisted Devils Motorcycle Club The Twisted Devils is a 1% Motorcycle Club founded in Los Santos by Clayton Swanson in December, 2018. The MC is primarily based in Santa Maria Blvd although they have other spots spread across the county. Clayton has always had a passion for motorcycles due to his upbringing and loves to ride whether that be alone or with his MC. Clayton had a harsh life growing up as he was always the odd one out, being bullied in school and robbed by thugs on multiple occasions. This has led to Clayton forming his 1% MC and plans to develop the Twisted Devil's into a well known and feared Motorcycle Club. Devilish Customs On the side, the MC run a legitimate business known as Devilish Custom's. This is a garage where anyone can come along to have work done on their vehicles whether that be resprays, new alloys, tinted windows and much more. This business is an attempt to keep all illegal actions under the radar. Twisted Devil's Clubhouse This is where the guys can relax, ease their mind and ultimately bond together to help create a better MC. This is a place for honesty, trust and drinking lots of alcohol. The clubhouse is the MC's social spot where most folk are welcome, however, if you mess with any member don't expect to make it back out in one piece. Character Stories Richard Martin Finlay Lynch Bray Douglas Sander Smith Clayton Swanson CK CLAUSE APPLIES - PM @Phixed for more information.
  15. 36 points
    Time for another OwlGaming V Developer Diary! This one has enough media to kill your browser. Be sure to tick "HD" on the video player settings if you want to watch in high quality. Chatbox We implemented a new chatbox. The new chatbox lets you customize many elements including: Number of chat lines Number of chat tabs Display name of each chat tab Filter which types of messages are shown in each tab to help reduce spam and improve readability so you can focus more on your RP Inactive tabs show how many unread messages you have so you can be sure not to miss anything! Check out the video below to see the new chatbox in action. Note that the settings page design is still a WIP. Achievements We are introducing an achievement system for V which rewards players in a purely cosmetic fashion for actions performed in game and progression made throughout their time spent on Owl. These achievements do not impact game play in anyway and achievements points can not be spent on any in game item or content. They are purely an OOC progression system. We're interested to hear what you think about this, so please give us feedback below. Police Radar Police cruisers now include a radar system which reads the license plate of the vehicle in front and within range, as well as the speed. This system also allows the officer to easily run an MDC check on the plate when driving behind a vehicle. Officers are also able to manually position a trigger zone for the speed/plate detector rather than using the automated one, enabling officers to perform speed traps. Below is a screenshot of the system during development to show how we pick a target for the automated system. Check out the beta screenshots below for more examples of this system, including speed traps. Duty System & Clothing Stores Clothing stores have been added, allowing players to change their clothes on both premade characters and custom skins. We also added support for skin customization with regards to Duty skins, for all government factions. Check out examples of the cool uniforms you can create below: UAT Extended Beta We've been hosting larger 'everyone on' beta test periods, similar to how we schedule UAT meetings. These sessions involve getting the entire UAT and V Development Team on to both RP and perform non-RP actions to try and break things / find bugs as well as determining how suitable the script is for roleplay. This test went well. We found a couple of bugs which have since been resolved and overall we were impressed with the stability of both the script and the modification itself. Now for the fun... Character selection Character selection preview CKed character preview Achievement list Unlocking an Achievement Fighting with a suspect We pulled out the tank for this one... but he sort of caught himself for us... Rocket cars - this needs no description (NOTE: these won't be available at your local car store, sorry) Buying an Ammunation, complete with a Realtor sign Stunting with a rocket car and backhoe Police ASU taking off Duty skin Running a speed trap with ThatGuy Music Festival (and an example of notifications) The latest PD vehicle purchase... Traffic stop An Ode to GTA San Andreas Pulling out the big guns for this felon A visit to the Sheriffs dept RIP, the first CK of Owl V Worst Uber driver ever Catching a ride Arresting ThatGuy with $10 bail Ticketing Group fire fighting Hoverbikes and chases Using the police searchlight Our player list Out on patrol Outtakes When we script a lot, we end up with a few funny bugs along the way: This dog is pretty dank with his backpack and M4 Gingerbread men With our new item system, you have to carry your weed on your genitals Got skills in Mapping ? We are hiring mappers for GTA V. This is your chance to have a direct impact on the project and make your mark. Reach out to me on the forums or on Discord to find out more information! Special Thanks to the staff As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features. A special thanks to @Chaos and @Eloquent for their efforts in scripting the above. 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.
  16. 34 points
    ThatGuy

    Gang Injunction - Crimstone Gang

    Andrew Jackson Court House Official Press Release Injunction - #107 AIMS OF THE GANG INJUNCTION Reduce the rate of criminal and weapon offenses. Reduce the visibility of the Crimstone Gang. Reduce resident intimidation and fear of confrontations with the Crimstone Gang. Increase residents' sense of control over their community; and Provide an excuse for some members to get out of the Crimstone Gang. AREAS OF GANG INJUNCTION AFFILIATED GANG PERSONS INCLUDED IN GANG INJUNCTION *Pictures for the people whose names are listed below would be present in conjunction with the names.* Elijah North LaMonte Jones Diontray Tillman Armani Washington Ja’Taveon Hampton Enzo Reyes Marcel Woods Darnell Hamilton Clevon Hamilton Travis Harvard Jermaine Chambers IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED THAT: Defendant Crimstone Gang, all of its members, and all persons acting under, in concert with, for the benefit of, at the discretion of, or in association of Crimstone Gang, are enjoined and restrained in engaging or performing directly or indirectly any of the following activities: Do Not Associate Standing, sitting, walking, driving, gathering or appearing anywhere in public view or any place accessible to the public with any known member of Crimstone Gang; No Intimidation Confronting, intimidating, annoying, harassing, threatening, challenging, provoking, assaulting or battering any person known to be a witness, known to be a victim of, or known to have complained about the Crimstone Gang; No Guns or Dangerous Weapon(s) Anywhere in public view or accessible to the public. Possessing any gun, ammunition or illegal weapon as defined in the SALT Act.s Knowingly remaining in the presence of anyone who is in such possession of such gun, ammunition or illegal firearm or Knowingly remaining in the presence of such gun, ammunition or illegal firearm. No Graffiti or Graffiti Tools Damaging, defacing, or marking any public or private property of another, or possessing any spray-paint can, felt-tip marker, or other graffiti tools. Stay Away From Drugs Selling, possessing, or using any controlled substance or related paraphernalia, without a prescription. Do Not Flag Down Cars Approaching or signalling to any vehicle on any street, alleyway, or other areas of public passage, thus causing the vehicle to stop, unless a legitimate emergency so requires; No Loitering Being present, or causing others to be present, or in general, loitering on the private property of others or public property (both residential and commercial),except With the prior written consent of the person in lawful possession of the property, or; In the presence of and with the voluntary consent of the person in lawful possession of the property. No Noise Making, causing, or encouraging others to violate noise restrictions including playing loud music, participating in loud parties, engaging in exhibitions of speed making loud noise, such as roaring engine and screeching tires, etc. No Vandalism Damaging or vandalizing the property of another, including public property. No Fights Fighting in public or any place open to public view or hearing. VIOLATIONS OF THIS GANG INJUNCTION Any violation will result in being charged with MO041 - Contempt of Court and the predetermined sentencing guidelines are as follows *, Fine of Up To $5,000. Imprisonment in the San Andreas Couny Jail for no more than 1 year. ((1 - 2 Days)) * The charge of MO041 Contempt Of Court is not a substitute to other criminal charges, rather an addition. Dated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 Chief Justice of the Superior Court For more information: Public Relations Officer Superior Court of San Andreas Courthouse Building, Pershing Square City of Los Santos, State of San Andreas [email protected] (( PM ThatGuy )) Hotline Number: 211 Disclaimer This publication was brought to you by the Office of Publications within the Superior Court of San Andreas. Further updates for additions or removal from this injunction will be listed as amendments.
  17. 34 points
    TPG

    Shooting cops?

  18. 33 points
    Mysra

    213 Hoodlums

    213 Hoodlums is a long-standing African-American street gang founded during the late 1975 in the southern district of Los Santos, San Andreas. Vol I. About The 213 Hoodlums. The 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood claims Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs and shows their activity and attendance nearby districts, even though they're situated in a tight rough spot due to the fact their gang is entirely surrounded by neighboring gangs. Without uncertainty, The 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood was a figure in gang violence that increased crime rates around Verdant Bluffs, Idlewood and Commerce in the late 1980s. Residents affirmed that the gang-affected the neighborhood so critical, that it shifted the homicide rate to proportions unheard of in Los Santos. An extensive portion of 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood affiliates was promptly incarcerated in the late 90s due to the rising tensions. How the conflict sprouted is unknown to many, including the modern-day members of the 213 Hoodlums Neighbourhood. Most of those who were interned were within the ages of 13-17, they hold an, even more, greater residence in Juvenile Institutions, and Juvenile Camps across the state of San Andreas as a result of the heavy embroilment in poverty-riddled activities. Vol II. Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs Riots. SOUTH CENTRAL Contrary to widespread belief, the Verdant Bluffs District drew a low number of visitants and civilians throughout the early 1960s and 1970s. Residents at Metropolitan Ave claim that the area is hard to live in, while others completely stay away from the area. Verdant Bluffs' history dates back to 1953, at that time Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs was a multicultural neighborhood Metropolitan Ave packed with a heavy presence of Hispanic Americans, with a minority of African Americans, Caucasian, and a few others mixed in between. Even then in the midst of the early-late 60s, Idlewood possessed a very high crime rate, because of the war against the Black Panthers and the government. Prostitution, robberies and car crime (especially carjackings). In the 1980s drugs (especially weed-cocaine) became the main issues. The area is deeply under scrutiny by Police aviation, aka "Ghetto Bird" or "The Bird." Manufacturing jobs were popular during the 1950s and 1960s. However, an unplanned reduction in jobs around 1963 also helped The Metropolitan Ave Riots. Once jobs caused began declining, this depressed the area; at the same time, the concentration of poverty-stricken residents, blended with a pervasive feeling of disenfranchisement and official indifference or hostility, caused the housing projects to become a breeding ground for criminal activities. Verdant Bluffs Riots In the implacable & black southside region of Metropolitan Ave, the racial tension stretched to another level after a fight between African-Americans and Caucasian residents of the Glen Park Homes. Law enforcement arrived at the scene of the riot, and Gerald J' Henry, a Caucasian police officer interlaced in an uproar with an African-American mechanic speculated of elevating the fight. However, as a crowd of Metropolitan Ave, Verdant Bluffs onlookers watched the brutal & dishearten death of Lamar Harrison (20) conflict spread & a riot roused by residents of the neighboring housing projects, and houses who were angered after years of unfair economic and political treatments. The Home Street District Riots was privately filmed by a helicopter, footage showcases how pedestrians & Law enforcement brutally terrified the streets of Verdant Bluffs and Commerce. Multiple people were shot, beaten or arrested, individuals in those riot events eventually ranged a bigger area of Verdant Bluffs, looting stores, torching buildings and markets, brawling police and firefighters. Around 120 rioters were injured, 10 were injured. Vol III. Neighborhood. As of 2016, the 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood is still an infamous and prominent African-American street gang. Most new affiliates of the street gang who have become known to the police through monitoring and arrests are within the ages of 14 and 24. 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood appear to have a higher interest in recruiting young men and young women who are in their late teens and early 90s rather than youths who are still in childhood or early adolescence. It stands to reason that the street gang, through recruiting this relatively older age group, are looking for more experienced and seasoned members. Their territory extends a larger amount than before.Metropolitan Ave is still known for its density, as such, it should be no surprise that many of the local youth are affected by this culture either through acquaintances or family. The latter being the case for many, be it an older brother, father or uncle that had ties to the Neighborhood. Not only that, but the 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood still remain strong within the area and kept it that way for almost 45 years. The 213 Hoodlums Neighborhood is one of the most murderous gangs in South Central, according to law enforcement. Upon entering and conspiring with 213 Hoodlums you automatically agree to a Character Kill (CK) Clause upon departure of 213 Hoodlums or betrayal against 213 Hoodlums.
  19. 33 points
    Ambidextrous

    S/S Asian Boyz 1226

    The Southside Asian Boyz 1226 Prior to 1975, most of the few Cambodians in the United States were children of high-income families or had government-funded scholarships sent abroad to attend school. There was no history of immigration from Cambodia into the United States. After the fall of Phnom Penh to the communist Khmer Rouge in 1975, a few Cambodians managed to escape but it was only after the régime was overthrown in 1979 did large waves of Cambodians began immigrating to the US as refugees. Between 1975 and 1994, nearly 158,000 Cambodians were admitted. About 149,000 of them entered the country as refugees, and 6,000 entered as immigrants and 2,500 as humanitarian and public interest parolees. To encourage rapid cultural assimilation and to spread the economic impact, the US government settled the refugees in various towns and cities throughout the country. However, once established enough to be able to communicate and travel, many Cambodians began migrating to certain places that the climate was more like home, they knew friends and relatives had been sent, or there were rumored to be familiar jobs or higher government benefits. Consequently, large communities of Cambodians took root in cities such as Long Beach, Fresno and Stockton in California, Providence, Rhode Island, Cleveland, Ohio; as well as Lynn and Lowell in Massachusetts and Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1994, Cambodians admitted into the United States have entered the country as immigrants and not as refugees, but the number per year is small. Most of the increase in the ethnic Cambodian population in the can be attributed to American-born children of Cambodian immigrants or of people of Cambodian descent. The 2010 census counted 276,667 persons of Cambodian descent in the United States, up from 206,052 in 2000. Of them, 231,616 (84%) are all-Cambodian and 45,051 part-Cambodian. S/S Asian Boyz 1226 is a street gang situated in Ganton, Los Santos. The Asian Boyz in Los Santos have been until 2018 non-existent, as majority of the sets have been defunct or focused primarily on small and diversified crime, whereas the Southside Asian Boyz have made a name for themselves during the recent years. The set in Ganton, like the other sets of the Asian Boyz, was originally founded as an effort of protection for Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees from the more numerous American gangs in their localities. According to the FBI, the gang consists predominantly of Cambodian members, while Filipinos, Vietnamese, Laotians, Thai and Japanese members comprise sizable numbers. Edward Huynh photographed on Freedom Street, circa 2018. As an alternative to the nearly non-existent old school representatives of the Asian Boyz, Edward Huynh setup his own cell of the Asian Boyz in Ganton with his collection of young delinquents. This new and violent crew overran the other gangs in Ganton and took over, starting a new era for the Asian Boyz. The era of Edward Huynh. The gang would prey on young teenagers who lived in struggle, providing a feeling of being apart of something larger and powerful to the youth in the area, the intoxicatingly easy money and the sense of a brotherhood manipulates the foolish and the young easily. The gang profited from stealing cars and electronics, and slowly started to transition into drug trade. As the gang stepped into drug trade, they were met by completely new issues, the presence of larger and fearsome drug trafficking organizations and territorial problems forced the group to invest into firearms, which is where the ABZ displayed their violence. The set was now recognized by neighboring gangs, but like for many, fame and power makes people do stupid things, Edward Huynh started to become careless and was eventually gunned down by his supposed allies on November 23rd, 2018. Thomas Pham photographed in front of Lil Cambodia Recordz, circa 2018. After the death of Edward Huynh and several other key people in the Asian Boyz, Thomas Pham took over. He had learned from Edward's mistakes, and instead of flaunting the groups power and provoking fights, he encouraged the men under him to focus purely on profiting and to only fight if provoked, Thomas Pham raised the status of the gang in the underworld, and made them seen as more professional criminals than braindead savages, although the group is still seen as disorganized and violent, they are a far cry from the group that Edward ran. Rules Upon associating yourself with S/S Asian Boyz 1226 on a criminal or interpersonal level you automatically agree to a Character Kill clause. The leadership reserves the right to Character Killing your character for any reason at any time. All ties to the faction should be made In-Character. Follow the server rules. Understand that upon joining the faction officially you give consent to all forms of disgusting roleplaying. Screenshot permission is REQUIRED. Faction hoppers are not welcome. If you are not committed to play with us, then don't play at all. During your time in S/S Asian Boyz 1226 you will develop your character to the fullest, if you intend on joining an illegal faction for shooting and making quick money, consider joining some other faction.
  20. 33 points
    Drug Epidemic Hits Los Santos A young woman has sadly lost her life after taking a mix of Heroin and Cocaine that had been cut with the opiate medication Fentanyl. Cheap market prices has seen a large batch of Heroin and Cocaine appearing on the streets of Los Santos for junkies to get their fix. Unfortunately, it appears that the recent batches have been cut with a mix of Fentanyl, a pain medication that is said to have been 50 times stronger than Heroin. The 18 year old female was found unconscious in an alleyway in Idlewood and was later declared dead by EMT’s on scene. Drug paraphernalia found nearby was tested and came up positive for traces of both Heroin and Cocaine. An autopsy was done as part of the investigation into the cause of the woman’s death. Results showed that the cause of death was due to an overdose with high traces of Fentanyl in her system. What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful opioid drug used in the treatment of severe pain. However it is being used more and more as a mix with Heroin or Cocaine due to how powerful the effects are - Fentanyl is said to be 50 more times more concentrated than morphine. The effects of the drug are rapid and roughly last for one to two hours. Over the past few years, Fentanyl has appeared in the streets, often laced into the illicit heroin supply. Law enforcement officials believe that most of this Fentanyl comes from labs in China, where it’s produced without being under the supervision of US drug regulators and law enforcement officials who aim to stop the drug being used for recreational purposes. Fentanyl is then shipped from China to the US, normally through Latin America where it is then cut into heroin by drug traffickers and dealers. These groups can then make more money out of their newly cut heroin due to it having more of an effect in lower doses, making it a must buy for any user. In 2016 New South Wales State Coroner Michael Barnes in Australia issued a warning about a "deadly" batch of heroin, saying that in each overdose case the person was found slumped on the floor with a syringe in their hands, or needles and other drug paraphernalia nearby. This echos similarity in regards to the recent incident on our doorsteps in Los Santos. An estimated 13.5 million people in the world take opioids (opium-like substances), including 9.2 million who use heroin. How did the batch come to Los Santos? According to sources and LSPD investigations, the fentanyl laced drug shipments were brought into Los Santos by drug traffickers who then supplied several gangs and criminal organizations in Los Santos. Drug busts by the LSPD are becoming more frequent where large quantities of illicit drugs are found laced with fentanyl. This was brought to light recently when several raids by the LSPD in conjunction with the DEA led to the discovery of several of several kilos of Heroin and Cocaine. Unfortunately it appears that the group had been dealing with other criminal parties in Los Santos for quite some time, meaning that there is a high chance of potential lethal batches of Heroin and Cocaine circulating Los Santos and the surrounding areas. Speaking to one individual who wished to remain anonymous, our reporter was told that there have already been signs of a decrease in sales in regards to Heroin and Cocaine due to the death of the young woman, along with dealers not wishing to be the cause of potential further deaths due to not knowing whether their supply is part of the bad batch. Due to the recent implications in regards to Class A drugs, there has been a large increase in demand for so called ‘Party Drugs’ which has started making more of an appearance on the street’s of Los Santos. The drugs such as Ecstasy, hallucinogens, and prescription pills often alter the users perception of reality, making it a hit for those who often want a break from real life struggles and instead feel more ‘confident’ and ‘excited’. Since users of Class A’s have starting to look for other options to feel ‘high’, there has been more of a supply and demand for these types of drugs, meaning that people are willing to pay a higher price in order to get their hands on them. The advice given out by the Drug Enforcement Agency is to remain vigilant and to report any potential drug related incidents to the authorities. Sparta News warns it’s readers that taking these kinds of drugs can be extremely dangerous due to the difficulty of being able to predict the drug’s strength, what the effects will be and whether they contain poisonous ingredients, and therefore to avoid taking any illegal drugs at all costs. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you or someone you know has a drug problem and would like to seek advice please visit the Saint Ernest Medical Center. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have a Story you wish to share with the Community? Want to be featured by Sparta Media? Email us at: [email protected] This is an FT sponsored event.
  21. 33 points
    Chaos

    Year In Review 2018

    Year In Review 2018 Community & Script Updates 2018 has been a fantastic year for OwlGaming and I wanted to take the time to thank everyone for continuing to play. Even if you aren't on the MTA server anymore it is nice to see the community grouping up and playing games together on teamspeak or our discord. If someone would be interested in hosting a game night, I would be interested in helping out and joining! Throughout the year we have made numerous rule changes. If you're interested in seeing a summary of all the rule changes that have been made this year take a look at the following link: https://gitlab.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/compare/91f420acd0cfe6b96e37a95538008ef51fcdbdb9...master All of the rule changes have been from community votes, suggestions, or as situations occur in game. Further more we've made a number of GTAV update posts and MTA script updates! This year we launched a refresh of our UCP design to highlight the work we are doing on launching a GTAV server: The MTA server alone has had over 35 thousand lines of code changed in this last year: The V project with nearly just as much! Please take some time to look at the dev blog updates and MTA server updates from the past year: https://forums.owlgaming.net/forum/1602-grand-theft-auto-san-andreas/ https://forums.owlgaming.net/forum/1603-grand-theft-auto-v/ At the start of the year we committed to improving things in the community with an announcement: We have kept our promises, one of which was to continue doing a monthly community newsletter. We hope we could satisfy some of your concerns with the changes we made! Also at the beginning of the year we had a community Q&A on teamspeak which discussed GTAV in more detail than the announcement on the forums. Community Spotlight Events This year there were a few community events. We had: Easter Bunny Gas Leak Terrorist Event Christmas Santa Paintball New Golf Course Ice Skating We are open to continuing this tradition and are always looking for new fun ideas that we can mix in to keep the roleplay fresh! In Character Content I'd like to see YOU reply with what your favorite post, roleplay situation, or faction was in 2018! I would love to feature it in this thread. Personally my favorite bit of content in 2018 has been the rise and success of Craazy's gang. Their IC updates and screenshots have been a welcome read! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 3,189 reports handled in the month of December! 45,173 reports handled in the year of 2018! (note: this does not include support tickets.) Concluding I can't wait to see what 2019 brings for OwlGaming. Thank you all for being a part of it and for all the hard work of the staff team this past year. We've come a long way as a community and have done nothing but improved from our mistakes. ❤️
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 32 points
    FT Update - September 4th, 2018 TEAM CHANGES Salsa - Added to team Mowafy848 - Removed Restrepo - Removed BeyondSalvation - Left team MrFocus - Added to team Unitts - Left team Skateboard - Added to team FACTION CHANGES: Dinoco & JGC > Corporate Buyout/Merge (Official) SLI > Disbanded (FT decision due to inactivity) LSPD (@Shanks is the new Chief after CPQL intervention) SAN (@Eloquent is the new Director after FT intervention) Azrael Connection > Established (given extension for established phase due to UCP ticket, please send update) Morra Organized Crime Group > Established (formerly "Pasadena Boulevard Crew" grew from confirmed to established) Eight Deuce Hoovers > Confirmed (potential merge with Crimstone in the works) Public Enemy No. 1 > Confirmed (given extension for confirmed phase due to member activity, please send update) Cartel de Sinaloa > Confirmed (given extension for confirmed phase due to inactivity, please send update) NOTE ON UPDATES Every illegal and legal faction (official or not) is required to submit monthly updates to the Faction Team via This link. Starting with the new year, this will be more strictly enforced and infractions will start to be handed out. If updates are not sent in an active manner the FT will not support factions with additional aid. ALT CHARACTER RULE The Faction Team is working on creating rules/guidelines for alternate characters for legal and illegal factions based on the circumstances of the faction, what it does, who is in the position, how it affects the community, etc. Members of legal corporations may be given more leniency for an alternative character vs illegal mob bosses who die due to a power vacuum struggle and wish to return. Legal factions such as car dealerships generally have lesser repercussions for alts being approved than heads of illegal factions. FACTION BUYOUTS Faction buyouts to gain the perks that official factions have (scripting, insurance, etc) will now require FT permission. It is unfair to those who work hard to get an F3 and have it undermined by those who buy one and sell out to make profit. Roleplay must be put into a faction buyout and approved by the FT from now on via public contact. A good example of roleplay leading up to a faction buyout would be Dinoco vs JGC where a majority of shares were purchased through the length of a year, leading to a corporate merge. LEGAL FACTION STANDARDS The Incorporated phase of legal factions will now be removed due to abuse and mishandling by several players. The standards of legal factions to be created or moved to the next "step" will be increased in the near future. An internal guideline will be followed by FT members to determine if a faction provides quality RP and services to the community to be promoted to the next step. More updates to follow. ILLEGAL VM CHANGES The dynamic between organized and less organized criminal groups will be emphasized in the upcoming VM changes. Street gangs will be able to sell lesser quality drugs in larger volumes whereas more organized groups will sell higher quality drugs at lower volumes. The ultimate goal is to have an array of different tiers of illegal factions working together to purchase, sell, and distribute drugs to promote player interaction with drugs prior to VMing them straight away. If a certain drug becomes popular and as a result the price drops, factions will be able to work with one another to barter for other drugs. The Faction Team wishes to see more role play put towards the production and distribution of drugs that are easily attainable. People are encouraged to perform low end grow ops or shake and bake productions. However, when making these drugs if something goes wrong the batch may be deleted or significantly reduced (meth lab explodes, missing chemicals, etc). Due to recent feedback with certain VMs if a price fluctuates and the player gets a price they do not agree with for the drugs they sold they can refuse to sell the drugs and instead keep them (so as to not lose money). We understand that players would not realistically sell at a loss and we will not penalize players if they refuse the VM price offered to them. The Faction Team will now offer a buy back option for drugs and guns if players are in need of quick cash. Holding onto a large stash you rather get rid of instead of sell to individual players? No problem. Bought too many drugs and can't sell them? We'll buy it back! Remember this is reserved for large amounts! ESTABLISHED DRUG NPCS Established factions will now have the option of having a NPC spawned in an interior to sell illegal goods like drugs, stolen electronics, jewelry, etc. Interior notes can be used to describe what the reaction of the NPC would be to police, violence, and other situations alike. Signed, OwlGaming Community, OwlGaming Faction Team.
  25. 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
  26. 31 points
    MrFocus

    The Forgotten Ones

    Information The Forgotten Ones is a community which contains a variant amount of hobos and homeless people who weren't lucky enough to fight back the hard life they went through, they are mainly found all around Los Santos, commonly in sewers underground and the construction site near Glen Park. The name was brought up by the original creator of this community who is known as Billy Phillips, the main goal of this community is to share experience between it's members on how to survive life under hard circumstances, as of current, the community is known to do everything for living, including legal and illegal actions, they are mostly known for drug trafficking as they consider it to be their main in-come, drugs exchange became an important thing between them, as important as currency as they frequently deal drugs to forget about their pathetic past and the current hard life they are going through, however, the other illegal actions are not excluded. Origin and Creation The Forgotten Ones community was originally founded by Billy Phillips in late September 2018. After the huge lost Billy Phillips went through, losing the company that his family built from scratch, falling further and further behind with his debt repayments since the company's in-come was running low and never met his expectations, eventually, Billy Phillips became overstretched when his marriage ended due to the fact that his wife couldn't take it anymore the fact that he isn't able to cover the family expenses anymore, yet, became an alcohol addict and went through multiple mental take downs, which all caused him to lose his home, car and his beloved family. That's when Billy finally decided that the time has come to accept his destiny and he moved on, he knew that he lost everything, Billy was forced to live on streets for a fair duration of time, it was long enough that he took it as a life style which motivated him to tag along with other homeless people, making relations and starting business, eventually, these relations he made turned into a community that is known nowadays as The Forgotten Ones. Leaders and Note-able Members Billy Phillips - Boss Billy Phillips is a 46 year old business man who does everything in-order to survive, specially after the hard time he went through. Billy had a typical childhood that everyone wanted to live, he was given everything he asked for in a plate of gold. His father had a company that was made out of scratch, it had a good reputation along with a great in-come, however, that didn't last long, Billy's father was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 60 and it was a shock to the entire family, that's when Billy's dad started his chemo therapy which forced Billy to take the lead of the company at the age of 23, it was extremely hard for Billy, even thought he is an educated individual who was studying the last semester before graduation, eventually, Billy graduated with business management degree which helped him to lead the company, Billy successfully ran the company for a couple months, that's when his father lost his battle against cancer. In the meanwhile, a love affair between Billy and his secretary developed, the relation went to far that it ended up with a marriage, that's when Billy lived what he would call the "Golden Age" of his life. Sadly, that didn't last long. The company went through several stages, at first, the in-come rate started to drop as the time pass, nothing went as what Billy planned, nothing worked as intended and everything was going against his expectations, the company started to diminish from inside, employees weren't being paid on time, most importantly, he wasn't able to provide his family, for the first couple months his wife was Billy's best supporter, that didn't last long, not when Billy went through a mental take down due to the fact that he lost his father and the company he inherited from his father, Billy continuously kept drinking everyday whenever he gets the chance to, he is always drunk which didn't take long til he started to abuse his wife, beating her for arguing and convincing him to stop drinking, which generated a huge hate between Billy and his wife, all of it ended up with a divorce and his wife rented a small apartment, that day where Billy has never seen his wife ever again, Billy thought of having what he would call a "Second Chance" in life, he took a huge loan which he was able to obtain due to the fact that he has a company, long story short, that loan didn't do much and again, everything went against his expectations, Billy is now in a huge debt and owes the bank shit loads of money which he was and still is not able to pay, with the time passing by, the bank sent Billy several warnings, all of these warnings stating that he should pay the loan on a monthly basis otherwise actions will be taken, Billy felt like he had enough of lie and had lots of suicidal thoughts, that's when the bank finally took the only things he had, speaking of his home, company and his fancy car. Billy had to live on streets with the only thing left on him, his clothes, which then he developed few relations, started to sell cigarettes and big for money, for the first weeks he tried his best to avoid eye-contact with people, he felt humiliated, begging is obviously wasn't his thing, it's the last thing he thought he would ever do. As time passed, Billy realized that he MUST accept his destiny of being a homeless man, which motivated him to start a small thing and expand it as time passes, just like the company his dad built out of scratch, so he started with making a small group, he calls a community which is known nowadays as The Forgotten Ones. Roy Turnings - Underboss Roy Turnings is a 32 year old uneducated individual who has been suffering and living on streets since he was six, Roy lived his life as a homeless since more than 20 years now so it became something normal to him, he got enough experience to survive on streets whilst having less than 2 bucks in his pocket, regarding his child-hood Roy was abused by his two meth-addict parents that eventually died of OD and he couldn't pay for the house rent nor general bills at that time, he decided to run out of the scene after calling 911 and that was the moment where the journey started for him, his first years it was an easy life because he used to beg money off people and they would easily get emotional due to his age, later on the fact that he doesn't have family and a house played its role after he got older and wiser, things started to get harder and the suffer existed because people aren't going easy on him anymore, they kept on judging him until he decided that begging wouldn't still be an option to live out of it, he started stealing general goods and sell them for dirt prices, this business paid out well for Roy but that didn't really mean much to him because he was already caught by depression, meaning he spent most of his in-come on drugs and alcohol, that's when Roy decided to end his life as he figured out that suffer wouldn't exist without life and these suicidal thoughts chased him for a very long time until he met Billy Phillips which was the change point for Roy, things started to take a better path since they started to talk on daily basis and roam LS streets together asking for money, for Roy, Billy filled the blank and replaced his family, plus doing what he would call "business" with him got him lots of cash, at least what he would consider lots of cash to eat and drink off on daily basis, at the time being Roy started to get out of depression so he reconsidered his life decisions, either we are talking about him having suicidal thoughts or spending most of his income on alcohol and drugs, he thought of going to rehab but then once again money blocked him from doing what he desire in life, it was an upset moment for him but he decided that living on streets is not doing any good for him because he checked out his expenses list and found out that he spends money to buy papers and wrap his body using them to gather heat so he found what he would consider a nice and free house which is located in sewers, he crafted his basic materials out of cheap stuff such as the fire-camp and the bedroll that never really felt that good to him. nowadays Roy is living the lowlife style and is ready to do anything for money, he is proud of what he achieved so far in life and always willing to be a hobo and a homeless no matter how well his financial status gets as he consider it his lifestyle and believes that god will be mad at him if he changed it, Roy believes that changing the life style can get you cursed because you were born to fill a blank within the world, if anyone were rich they world would be ruined by now same goes for the otherwise, Roy now got used to his hobo life and sort of started to like it. Rank Structure Location OOC Rules and Requirements If you are interested into joining this faction, there are few requirements you must follow: 1- You can’t join if you’re not actually a hobo ICly. Owning fancy cars and expensive luxuries you wouldn’t realistically have as a hobo can make you subject to IC punishment (see CK clause) Also, you may not use some retarded super model face claim from Instagram. 2- Clear history within the last month, rule breakers are not welcome. 3- If you are punished during your stay within the faction, you are out regardless of your rank. 4- You should understand that character development takes a huge chunk of this faction, therefore, just because you made a grand within a day you don't stop being homeless, I blame Owl's economy for this. 5- Do NOT accept high quantities when it comes about donations, inform the other party that you will not take it OOCly so we can promote realism. 6- I discourage trying to join with female characters as they are incapable, most of the time they end up getting raped and ESEX is strictly forbidden in this faction. CK Clause Upon joining this faction you will be under the CK clause, meaning that if you break any of the rules above or do something such as betraying the faction, snitching or even pretending to be a homeless or anything that leaders consider suspicious/disgusting will give the leaders instant right to CK your character. Breaking the character development is strictly forbidden and will not be tolerated by any chance, we all know that we can get rich within a day in owl-gaming, that's something I will prevent from happening. Special thanks to @DrJoseEviI and @WickJeffe for helping me.
  27. 31 points
    Cross125

    robocop_irl

    I got bored
  28. 30 points
    JoGotti

    Marina Connection

    The Italian-American Mob (La Cosa Nostra) has never actually made Los Santos it's home, it comes and goes. Several individuals have tried to make a mark in the city but have never stuck to it, most of them eventually get incarcerated or end up heading back to the big apple. The Morra Crime Family seemed to have broken the curse for a moment making a mark in a city infested with gang bangers and cartel operatives but the disappearance of Richard Morra and other prominent figureheads caused there to be a halt in what was once a booming criminal enterprise. Other known figures have been spotted around the city like Nathan Pozzalo and Anthony Marcelo but they have not seemed to have the sting that they once had as a group overall. Many forget that the Mob has always known how to adapt. This is what they do, this is who they are. Many also forget that this is all they know. Some people die, some people get incarcerated, some people become a state witness, but for some reason, they never seem to go away. The more law enforcement and other entities try to bring this group down, the more this group seems to find ways to pick themselves back up. They may not have the influence that they once had but they're still the ones who gave that gang banger the gun he used to rob you yesterday or were apart of supplying the cocaine that your twelve step following, two year sober cousin relapsed on. They're still the scumbags that we always knew, regardless of the businesses and the clean income, don't you think for a second that these guys will ever change. OOC Information; We intend to portray a small scale Italian American clique with ties to a defunct Crime Family. We do not plan to solely base our RP around two factors, like guns and drugs for example. We intend to roleplay modern ways to generate income. There's this stigma about this rp being different or hard, it's not once you get into it, understanding how things work is easy. Upon joining the faction as an outsider you agree to be CKd if events lead up to that, we understand that people put time into their characters and we intend to honor that but we also intend to keep it realistic. If you have any inquiries feel free to contact me on discord - Gleee#0590. Props to Morra and everyone who contributed to the past project.
  29. 30 points
    Chaos

    Newsletter - End of February

    March 2019 Newsletter Community & Script Updates We apologize for missing the last newsletter! We'll try to do better :). I will also try to prevent this newsletter from getting too long by just including the most important updates from the last two months. In mid-January we released a MTA update which is detailed here: We are very close with having another V update as well. Over the past couple months we hosted an internal beta with members of staff and community leaders from various areas of roleplay on the server to get feedback on what we are missing. The feedback we have received has been extremely helpful and we are in the final stages of the development cycle at this point. Until the V update, here's a video of @Unitts being run over to tie you over for a bit: During the beta we also added some helpful profiling statistics to help us understand the performance issues that lower end systems might experience. Now let's shift gears and take a look at some general community updates, Three GAT updates have happened since the last newsletter, the most recent one is below. Congrats to the new members joining the team! Two faction updates were posted as well. Continuing their promise to meet more often and update the community. A game night was hosted last month and it was a hit! We can't wait to do one again and we are currently voting on a date here: Community Spotlight News Entertainment Character Stories Really like the formatting on this one Factions Some shoutouts of new illegal factions! A few new legal faction threads popped up as well! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 3,167 reports handled in the month of February! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
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    Ron

    F/V Explorer

    F/V EXPLORER The F/V (Fishing Vessel) Explorer was bought by the Burnham family in coordinance with investors to establish more line of work to the citizens of Los Santos and focuses primarily on crab and salmon fishing outside the coast of San Fierro in San Andreas. The homeport is still located in Los Santos. The vessel has a crew of six people on rotation thus creating a window of oppertunity for newer residents in Los Santos to find work, build a network and more easily set foot in Los Santos. The mission statement has always been to take in those who struggle the most. HIRING If you're interested in this line of work you can send a letter of interest to Captain SB on e-mail [email protected] ((Forum PM)) Pay and other benefits varies each trip depending on cost, catch and values. ((The fishing boat idea was brought in to create more roleplay to newcomers, leaving them with an alternative instead of i.e RS HAUL - a place where they can come to learn basic and advanced roleplay, build a IC and OOC network and at the same time have fun and get paid. The second focus is to make use of the virtual market on a legal basis)) United States Name: Explorer Owner: Sid Burnham and Timothy Moreno Operator: Sid Builder: Navenporth Shipyard, San Fierro Yard number: 342, NS, SF Christened: November 16, 2018, by Mrs. Burnham In service: 2018 Homeport: Los Santos, San Andreas Identification: IMO number: 7345134 MMSI number: 944132350 Callsign: WDE6123 Status: Active
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    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
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    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 ))
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    Dougie

    The Jackals Motorcycle Club

    The Jackals Motorcycle Club The Beginning Founded by Douglas "Sully" Sullivan, in March 2019. After leaving Nevada and the US Military behind, Sully discovered Angel Pine - Forming a quick connection with the town. Feeling a personal mission to revive the town of Angel Pine, Sully soon formed The Jackals Motorcycle Club (The Jackals). With his love for Motorcycles, Brotherhood and the road - The Jackals quickly grew, with a solid core of loyal individuals. The Jackal’s initial goals and ambitions were to be a charitable and a non-profitable organisation to put back into the community of Angel Pine; with the likes of charitable events, fundraisers, employment and more. These goals slowly but surely became clouded, with the unforeseen future of illegal distribution of contraband, such as; narcotics and firearms. The money and allurement nature of illegal activities soon appealed to the members of The Jackals. Before long, they discovered themselves travelling down a slippery slope of illegitimate acts. The Aryans Shortly after forming The Jackals, Sully was approached by a familiar face, “Kappi”. The two first met when Kappi was thrown from his Harley Davidson, by a reckless driver. Sully assisted him by the roadside, repairing his bike, and their alliance grew ever since. Being a Councilman for the neighbouring Aryan Knights MC, Kappi approached Sully with a proposition; that the Aryan Knights MC would support The Jackals MC - under the condition that Sully was able to demonstrate his ability to manage and maintain The Jackals fully, along with proving his strengths and competence towards the Aryan Knights. Now under the watchful guard and support of the Aryan Knights Motorcycle Club, The Jackals Motorcycle Club grows stronger and lasting with each day. The Future As The Jackals continue to thrive in the heart of Angel Pine, they have successfully been able to retain their founding and charitable goals in which they first set out to accomplish - however, not without the expense of remaining legitimate. Since their founding days, The Jackal’s have since been intoxicated with the unforeseen, but embraced changes of becoming a strong illegal organisation. With Sully’s family members close to being released from Nevada State Prison, who knows what the future may hold for The Jackals? ((If you’re involved with this Faction, whether that be membership, or prolonged interactions / business - you could be subject to a CK, after being heavily discussed by Faction management))
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    Wright

    Newsletter - End of November 2018

    October 2018 Newsletter Community & Script Updates As promised with the last newsletter, a script update was released for November. It was praised as the "best script update yet" and the "best script update in months" by two community members (who are most likely fans of the new Fortnite animations!). You can take a look at the update and decide for yourself what you think. We would like to give big thanks to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, @Sergeant, @DrJoseEviI, @FAILCAKEZ and @Eloquent, for helping make this update possible (and we can't forget @Chaos too). Furthermore, the Santa event has started. Be sure to head to Verona Mall to purchase a set of winter tires, visit Santa for a gift, try to win one of the vehicles on display, and possibly score some hot chocolate from @Krakkfaen. Additionally, if you are affected by a drop in FPS be sure to use /groundsnow or /snow to adjust accordingly to improve performance. Additionally, a mandate for administrative teams has been put into place by UAT. Leaders of each team are expected to host a meeting on the first of every month and discuss a list of topics gathered the previous month. These staff meetings are intended to better solve and discuss issues and ensure everyone is on the same page. The meetings of each minute will be posted in the teams sub-forum for review in the future by UAT or members of the team. Rule Changes Be sure to review the update on arson after a community vote was held regarding the outdated rule. https://gitlab.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/commit/b7d9700d40ea0eca270cd23f5428125779487de4 The addition allows for "small fires" to take place on small structures, vehicles, and sheds if no one is inside. A change was also made for "large fires" where the number of fire fighters was lowered from 5 to 2. This update was intended to provide more RP to those who wish to commit arson and to emergency services. Community Spotlight County Elections The County Commissioner and County Council elections are currently taking place from the 5th to the 6th. You can vote for the future County Commissioner at County Hall, and vote for the Council on the forum thread. Please read the rules carefully so your vote isn't discarded due to a technicality. Be sure to check out all candidates and vote for the one you feel most strongly for! Firearms Ordinance The County Commissioner has released an ordinance regulating firearms discharge in city limits. Idlewood Gas Leak (Event) A gas leak occurred in Idlewood and engulfed three homes before fireworks and ammo cooked off within the home, terrorizing much of the residents nearby and emergency services. Check out what DPS and the LSPD has to say! Entertainment Lots of press releases here concerning the elections and recent events involving PD, DPS, etc. And of course, always some fun with DrJoseEvil's videos. Character Stories Continued character development is something the administration team and players like very much so please continue to do so! This month we are giving a shout out to two new stories. A man with a rough past arrives to Los Santos @MikjeliS A robbery detailed in a news article which leads the story thereafter of this character @Oskars Factions Updates from government agencies in the form of releases or screenshots/media can be found below. Be sure to also check out aspiring factions as well! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 4,548 reports handled in the month of November! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
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    Server Script Update (v6.4.3.2) | September, 2018 Thanks for your continued support everyone! We have a mainly bug fix update as Daniel recently went ham on cleaning up some stale bug reports! That doesn't mean we don't have some great features to show off though either Media Friendly Advertisements for Bus and Taxi Jobs! Changes to the MP3 Player! (Can now be freely moved and has a volume slider) /showinv Changes! Tutorial Script! Features An all new server tutorial is out now to new players! Nearby players can see what you said into your phone Added an "are you sure" check to all ways to pickup storage items Toll gate manager returns! Custom textures for the broadway has been added /delplayeritem added Admins can now enable a simple "beep" for created reports and apps while on duty Adjustments: Added a maximum amount of ranks for factions Disable clicking on gates or showing item tooltips while a GUI is open Removed location from the vehicles tab on the faction menu(unless using the vehicle tracker) Show the item ID in /showinv General improvements to the UI for /showinv including buttons for item functions on a player Allow /enterveh to warp into locked vehicles Spike stripe deployments now automatically issue a /ame Added rolling papers to the general shop Allow drugs to be sold in custom stores Allow item property editing for vehicle interiors /factions now shows the new rank names Volume slider for MP3 Allow the red rose burrito van to have a stretcher Improved design of /check Trials can now forcesell interiors Show the generic item name when showing an item Passengers can now unlock/lock vehicles from the inside Friendly adverts for people doing cab or bus jobs PD now has access to the paintball script Added commands for togglehud and togglechatbubbles so you can hide them Allow accessing mailboxes from the interior marker of the house Block restricted items from being sold in stores Added snake cam to restricted items Alt-Alt checking via RS Haul Prevent locking motorcycles from the inside as players can get locked out Adjustments to /recon to improve muultiple faction support Added a county medical radio channel FTF now has access to the dispatch system Allow multiple restrictions to be created for the same radio frequency Made an impound lot for SCoSA SCoSA can use /togspeed /ticket for SCoSA "Tool Shops" and other shops like it now have a separate inventory for each type of item Behavior changes to vehicle descriptions Fixes: Fix for /sellproperty with factions Fixed an output issue with antifall Fixed a bug with protected faction ranks and /setfactionranks Fix for F10'd admins being included in /staffs Floating glue has been fixed Fixed a superman issue while freecam previewing Resolved an issue with inventory space and cellphones Fixed an issue with the HPV bike preventing you from using other vehicle horns Butterfly doors now work after reconnecting Fixed MDC showing business names Performance improvement to moving items Resolved an issue of duplicate weapons being in the players inventory on some item moves Fix for a recursive interior problem when resolving interior zone names Performance improvement to syncing vehicle distance changes No longer destroy the hitPickup for interiors if someone else walks out of the marker Resolve faction name cache issues when you change the faction name Resolved an issue with the outside time being incorrect on interior changes Resolved an issue when formatting money values Make sirens work even if they don't have the strobes attached Resolved an issue with weather inputs from admins Fixed storing of rotation for textures Fixed an issue needing the interior system to be restarted after a server shutdown Performance improvements for server shutdown Fixed an issue where you are given armor values when given the item Code style improvements Resolved having the wrong skin in jail for your gender Resolve failed calls still costing money Fixed a typo that was causing issues for getting a bikers license Fix for /goto modification for mappers Fixed a warning for speedcams Fixed /pa in airplanes Fixed a drive by bug that let you shoot with an empty gun Prevent reload abuse while being in drive by mode Special thank you to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, and @Eloquent, for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  37. 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
  38. 28 points
    Ambidextrous

    OwlGaming's MTG Cards

    This thread is dedicated to the exposure of custom MTG cards directed towards the Staff Team of OwlGaming. Please keep in mind that this thread is satiric in its nature and should not be considered serious by anyone. If locked/deleted, it will merely further the point of AT’s incompetence to take in criticism. Please keep comments to the minimum, don't post useless shit to clutter up the thread. @guntars
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    Zebulon

    [GUIDE] So You Want To Join?

    The 'братва востока' or 'Bratva' was formed in February 2018, after what is known as 'the fall of the Temple.' The organization came together under the leadership of former Khram OPG big-man Marat 'Veliki' Morozov and thrived off of the storied traditions, loyalty and tenacity of Khram OPG's surviving members. Since then, the 'Bratva' has grown to dominate the Los Santos underworld, and has created a complex network of allies, informants, associates and soldiers throughout... and now you're thinking of joining: Well, let me start off by saying that 'The Bratva' is, in it's truest form, an 'evolution' of the revered Khram OPG, and has been successful to date mainly due to the traditions, strategy and 'culture' refined in no small way by @LokiHavok. Bratva members represent a 'brotherhood' of typically, Russian expats, or Russian-speakers from other nations such as Armenia, the Ukraine, Georgia, and other former Soviet-Bloc countries. At it's roots, the Bratva is like any other Mafia organization, a pyramid of respect, social status, and most importantly money. Cash is the language of the underworld; every man has their price, and every man is weighed on their abilities to prove their value. Most complete this by either pushing illicit products such as weapons, narcotics, and prostitution, or by handling jobs which are handed down to them by the Bratva 'elite.' Not unlike the infamous Italian organizations of La Cosa Nostra, the Bratva maintains power through secrecy and violence, and gains membership typically through blood-relations or 'family' ties. This could be 'your cousin Pavel' or 'your neighbor growing up in little Moscow'... so the odds of 'outsiders' making it into the ranks, become very slim. Below you will find some 'Do's & Dont's' of character creation, and some tips on how to organically work your way into favor with the organization. DO: Your character should be male, white, Russian-speaking (if not in addition to other native languages). Women are rarely considered to hold any power in a Mafia environment, and the power they do hold comes from sexual relations and influencing high-rollers. Your character should have ZERO involvement with Law Enforcement, the Government, or any kind of 'authority' such as the former KGB, SVR, CIA etc etc. There are minor exceptions to this such as a crooked cop earning the favour of the Mob, but they will forever been an outsider. Your character should have a believable background, reflective of his social standing & HAVE MOTIVATION to earn membership. Being loaded, driving nice cars & all that is fine to start, IF you have a believable reason to still seek membership. Otherwise, you'll likely become a target of extortion. Your character should be willing to put in the time, network, and earn the trust of those above him in the organization. Simply put, nobody is handed anything. Your character might have done jail time or be a felon etc. This is more of a 'trust' thing as criminals are always more likely to trust 'one of their own.' Your character will always benefit from being a 'local.' DONT'S: Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, approach a 'theoretical' member of the organization or someone you suspect to have connections openly, especially if you are asking them for assistance with a criminal task. THIS WILL GET YOU CLIPPED AND BURIED FASTER THAN IT TOOK YOU TO GOOGLE-FOO YOUR CHARACTER'S NAME Your character should not be entitled to anything they didn't pay or bleed for. The 'I deserve ______' attitude is rarely rewarded unless your character already has pull within the organization. Your character should not be a rabid thug, or uncontrollable 'loose cannon.' Being a liability will earn you a bullet. (( @Portside ❤️ )) Your character should be prepared to make financial and physical sacrifices. Nothing says loyalty like cash, and the willingness to sit behind bars for a job needing done. Your character should realistically fear leadership & the consequences of going against or pissing off a well connected criminal organization. This includes ratting, working against them, disobeying direct orders, refusing work etc. Your character should understand that most Mafia members only leave the life in a wooden box, and the biggest killer of mob-members is their own kind. I hope this gives some of you with interest in joining us something to think about as you ponder creating a character. You can always contact myself, @FAILCAKEZ or another Bratva player that you might know, and they should be able to give you some solid advice on the topics I covered above. At the end of the day, our goal is to create an environment that encourages character development, offers dynamic opportunities for a variety of RP styles and creates interesting Role-play for the community at large. Thanks for taking time to read!
  41. 28 points
    DaLuppo

    Oak Ridges Playboys Sureños X3

    ** NONE OF THE INFORMATION STATED IN THIS THREAD SHOULD BE USED ICLY WITHOUT CONSULTING ME FIRST. ** The Oak Ridges Playboys Sureños 13 is a Chicano money-making set formed in the housing project community of Oak Ridges after the collapse of the loosely organized previous gangs out there. It mostly consists of local Hispanic teenagers as young as 15 years old. The clique is mainly classed as a DTO (Drug Trafficking Organization) due to their drug operation being their primary source of income. CK CLAUSE 1) Blatantly trolling towards members of the faction and/or needlessly provoking without a valid reason. 2) Betraying the faction such as snitching, stealing or leaking information to other parties. 3) Causing unnecessary havoc to other factions such as random shootings and provoking. 4) Bringing unwanted attention such as shooting at other factions or targeting PD. 5) CK can be handled by leaders of the faction or any associated member NOTE: You won't be ck'd on the basis of association, but instead for in character actions that would make a CK valid. ** WIP **
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    windows 10 creators update broke sony vegas, someone teach me how to be good at adobe premiere please.
  44. 27 points
    Vubstersmurf

    [Kidnapping Rules] - Revise

    Rule Discussion Subject: Kidnapping I want to...: Revise Elaboration: Okay so after having a discussion with a lot of players for quite some time now in my opinion (and hopefully many others), there needs to be some serious rules in regards to kidnapping. The current rule as it stands: Kidnapping If planning to leave a character to starve to death, one must have a CK application accepted on the character. Otherwise there must be roleplay intended to free/feed the character This means that the kidnappers could actually keep you for however long they want as long as they feed you. My argument is this is completely unfair. You're basically forcing someone to remain in that roleplay until you get bored essentially. Kidnappings are done normally to make a point or to get information usually if a CK application has been denied (and therefore this is done as an alternative to scare people). This is fine but to what extent does it end? Holding someone's character for a long length of time ruins that character, they would most likely stat transfer and switch characters because there is no point roleplaying on that alt anymore. Some could argue this is exactly the same as cking the character. So in my eyes we need to actually make changes so there are written down rules that everyone is clear on. My suggestion is either stating that a kidnap situation can only last for three days unless they've got an accepted CK application in which they then carry it out. But then I may get caught by letting them go: Simple. Being in a kidnap situation is extremely stressful and has a huge impact on someones mental wellbeing. This could actually cause an amnesia effect similar to PKing. Instead of having to injury the person or scriptwise killing them to achieve this, when someone lets someone go after kidnapping they are effectively pkd due to the stress and trauma. Problem solved. I completely understand the reasoning for kidnapping people, its all about creating roleplay but we need to have SOME guidelines to ensure people aren't being held captive just for the sake of it or as a way to get around a denied ck app. I understand some illegal players may argue this is yet again trying to limit illegal roleplay, but it's not. It's giving people the chance to do kidnappings, have actual rules regarding it and so players who ARE kidnapped also know that this isn't the full end for their character - otherwise it just ruins the fun for them and limits them as well. Something needs to be done so I thought its time I did the first step so we can all discuss it and hopefully get something lined up, because as it stands I know a lot of people dislike how it is currently done.
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    Server Script Update (v6.5.5.2) | January, 2019 Thanks for your continued support everyone! We've been hard at work on GTA:V but that doesn't mean we forgot about MTA! Media AFK status in /admins for VT Auto reply for AFK players MPH zones are now all rounded properly Ice Skating Seasonal Event: Features Major rework of faction wage and interest Faction interest fully removed FT can set an amount of non-taxable asset values, only the amount after this limit will be taxed Factions will only have to pay out of pocket for wage amounts >$150, and only the difference from that value FT can change this value per faction Read this announcement for more information Custom UI expanded to many UIs Promote/Demote Faction members Property Purchase UI /ints /checkint Locksmith ATM windows Toggling login music now saves on the client MPH road limits are now using updated icons and make more sense Autoreply message when a user is AFK UCP perks now only list currently enabled premium perks Ice Skating added as a seasonal event Bike Locks added Windows use /ame now Adjustments: Adjusted the phone GUI for sending messages Characters are now moved outside of an interiors when selling it (regardless if they are online or not) Lots of security improvements ( @Strobe @Eloquent specifically ) Removed some old hotlines from factions that no longer exist DPS renamed to LSFD Added test vehicles to be exempt from snow handling for VT Job vehicles now handle like they have snow tires Sponsor slogans added for xmas as well as some win chance improvements Admin+ can now pickup CCWP's Eggnog can now be drank Updated bone attach resource for some performance improvements Added Western Solutions badges, hotline and object spawner Forum threads are posted for any money spawns now instead of over a threshold When a faction is deleted we no longer delete the interior, instead we forcesell it Can now see AFK status in /staff for VT and Scripting Team Fixes: Fixed an issue with custom interiors not loading on server start Fixed a weight issue on RS Haul exits Fixed some broken english on awaiting your application Fixed some advertising window sizing issues on smaller screens Code cleanup on selling inactive interiors Fixes for /setinttomyfaction Resolved a bug with chatbox disappearing when using certain UIs and minimizing the game When tabbing back into the game we now restore the UIs to custom if needed Fixed the search feature of /ints Resolved a query which was causing vehicle plates to disappear Fixed player faction ranks being updated incorrectly Fix for players bugging when F10ing during a test drive Fixes for speaker and ghettoblaster stream-ins Fix for elevator abuse when you aren't fully in a vehicle yet Fix spelling error on viewing CKed corpses Fix for /disappearing with artifacts on Fix for artifacts disappearing when entering interiors Fix for satchel and flamethrower not being able to be spawned Fix for putting on body armour assuming my gender Fix for players being killed even when in an armoured vehicle Fixed /911 logging Fixed police bike decals on the back Special thank you to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, and @Eloquent, for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
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    County Commissioner and County Council Election Results December 8th, 2018 Office of The County Commissioner  The winners for the county-wide election in Los Santos for the term of December 2018 are... County Commissioner James Bradford (( @Urshankov )) County Council District 1 Klaus Wunnenberg (( @DrJoseEviI )) District 2 Hector Quintana (( @ResidentPeach )) District 3 Keira Mosley (( @Scooter )) District 4 Vacant - A Special Election will be held soon. The swearing in ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. Congratulations to all! *Comment section would be heavily monitored. Users would need to use realistic names for comments to be approved by moderation.*
  47. 27 points
    Swanker

    GAT Update - September 22nd, 2018

    GAT Update - September 22nd, 2018 Hi, Following the GAT recruitment opening up, we'd like to announce an updated roster as well as the newly inducted members. Applications will remain closed for the time being, but we hope to open them again in the near future. Promotions ItsMelodyy - Promoted to Administrator Aman - Promoted to Trial Administrator Croozerdog - Promoted to Trial Administrator Fritz - Promoted to Trial Administrator Lartsa - Promoted to Trial Administrator Mogs - Promoted to Trial Administrator Notorious - Promoted to Trial Administrator Vubstersmurf - Promoted to Trial Administrator WickJeffe - Promoted to Trial Administrator Departures AnalShipment (Resigned) BusterAces (Resigned) Heaton (Resigned) JohnM (Resigned) JuanTwoThree (Resigned) Keksii (Resigned) Krakkfaen (Resigned) Rauf (Resigned) Restrepo (Removed) Reinstatements CourtezBoi - Reinstated as Trial Administrator Cryotich - Reinstated as Trial Administrator iii - Reinstated as Trial Administrator ItsMelodyy - Reinstated as Trial Administrator All in-game and forum perks will be set as soon as possible. Once again, congratulations to all. OwlGaming Community, OwlGaming Upper Administration Team
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    Script

    OwlGaming - Slambook

    Name: Script Age: ?? why Country: India Time Playing OwlGaming: 14-15 months? Favorite Player(s): @Nese, @Vader, @Elavan, @Clippy, @Dubai, @SniicK, @Mogs, @Bum, @Restrepo, @Thomasmith, @Awesome, @Unitts, @Vubstersmurf, @Ramsis, @Music, @silviubazy, @DylanW, Garland Abermurly, @MrFocus, @iii, @TPG, @Sacred, @SKhan, @disappoint, @DxRK, @Novanard, @yannickboy15, @Daveosfutur, @Reacted, @Maikeyy2, @QueenC and a few more that I can't seem to remember at this moment. Player(s) you would like to see in GAT: @Thomasmith, @DxRK, @disappoint, @Dubai, @SKhan and uhhh, @Bum Favorite Faction: Dinoco Ltd Favorite Faction Leader: @Mogs Favorite GAT Member: @Cryotich, @yannickboy15 (mad respect), @Law (one of the very best seniors of my time), @Heaton, @Krakkfaen, @QueenC, @iii, @Portside and @ItsMelodyy Favorite UAT Member: @Swanker cause he's a prick and he hates being my friend 🤔 and @OhhPixelz cause he helped me a lot when i was a trial. Favorite LEO Roleplayer: @Vubstersmurf I believe. Favorite Illegal Roleplayer: @rasmus and @Serx Best Legal Faction: Dinoco Ltd Best Illegal Faction: Iron Giants and Morra's. Favorite Weapon: Spas12? What makes me play OwlGaming: The sheer amount of friends I've made here and the amount of fun I've garnered over my stay here at OwlGaming makes me wanna continue playing. What blows my fuse about OwlGaming: mongs who're 12y/o white fat kids but act like they're full blown gang bangers and will shoot you on sight cause they can. you know who you lot are. 🤤 What do you aim for in Owlgaming: Less toxicity among members. More peace and tolerance by every player towards other players. If you have a chance to force a change or an update in OwlGaming you would do: Fix the mad amount of illegal guns that are on the street. even a 5 hour character has guns these days. just mad.
  49. 26 points
    Zebulon

    Robocops vs Robocriminals

    So, I have been doing a lot of thinking on this topic... As someone who has spent extensive time within police & criminal factions, I feel that there are some inherent double standards that get thrown around, and a lot of the pot calling the kettle black. It creates a lot of toxicity that I feel we need to overcome in order to preserve the community. I guess to start, let's address the 'RoboCop' stereotype. We all know these kind of characters; when they are online they are on patrol, some jacked 5'9" swimsuit model who walks around every situation strapped with an M4 and who generally get's triggered by heckling. More importantly, since these characters are the focus-point of the player, they are at a severe loss if their character is injured, so there's often a lot of liberty taken when it comes to wound-RP, which only goes to stir the stereotype further. Now, in response to this, there are a few points to consider: There is a MASSIVELY disproportionate violent crime rate in Los Santos in comparison to the available manpower of LEO factions. Los Santos has more armed engagements and a higher body count in one month than some real-life military conflicts. PD players are fucked either way. If they are online and not on-duty they aren't able to backup their mates, and reported crimes might go unattended all together. However if they are on-duty all the time, they get labeled as Robo-cops. PD players have to play by the rules. Cops are not permitted to be the aggressors in any situation, and are typically only acting in 'response' to criminal activity. This makes them easy targets, and they are almost always playing 'catch-up' with the criminals. With great power comes great responsibility. LEO players get 'addicted' far too often to 'the chase' and their constant exposure to shoot-outs and high-speed chases has a very similar mental effect to soldiers at war, who have a hard time integrating into a 'peacetime' mode and finding RP for these characters, as they haven't had the time to develop those aspects of the character. On the other side of the coin, are your 'RoboCriminals.' Again, this stereotype gets far less negative press. Just as their 'RoboCop' counterparts, these characters are easy to identify: typically street-gang affiliated, talking shit, picking fights, and shooting eachother up over what would otherwise be seen as 'minor' events. From my experience, most of the players behind these characters essentially play the same character with a different name every time they get CK'd and their only attraction is the same 'rush' that PD players get. To them, there is a lot more reward in violence than in passive character development. Here are some points to further demonstrate this: Most of these characters are EXTREMELY violent , without much real development. A lot of "fuck this nigga he disrespectin' lets blow him away"... Since the 'realism' aspects of owl are fairly limited, there's not a lot of risk involved in being a violent criminal. The population of Owl is not representative of a large city, so lots of violent acts go unreported to police, thus most criminal-rpers are able to easily get away with such crime without really ever being worried about police retaliation. Criminal players don't have to play by the rules. Of course I mean this from an in-character POV. Just like the cops who get hooked on the 'rush' a lot of these character's only exist to take part in violent robberies, thefts, or criminal-on-criminal violence. Most of these players are pussies. Sorry, if you're going to commit a crime, and you know you have the cops on you, so you just take advantage of not logging into that character unless you feel 'safe' to do so.... Well that's some fucking cheap ass shit. LEO players don't have that luxury. Now, does this excuse the 'unrealistic' aspects of 'Robocops'? No, I think that we all should be striving to represent our characters and the physical/mental effects of the lives they are leading. Of course, I am sure I have been at fault of this myself, but speaking from experience, most PD players want to be on duty because it is a constant source of RP that comes easy to them. To sum it up, once you are in a LEO faction, the RP comes to you, and it's very easy to fall into the trap of 'lacking' character development because of this. But as I think I have demonstrated, the 'opposition' really ends up being no better. I have encountered PLENTY of 'illegal RPers' who basically never care to log in, RP and develop their characters unless there is something 'going down' or who expect the leaders of their criminal faction to constantly be supplying them with action, or satisfy their bloodthirsty habits. You should be developing your character to a point where you enjoy basic or simple interactions with others. Not just looking for a shoot out, or a poker game, or a drug deal to be involved. Factions who focus on "is there anything to do today" die out because it's not the right approach. Imagine being in the mob or a gang in the context of your real life.... You think that every moment of your life is dedicated to criminal activity? Fuck no. Do you think a made man calls up his captain/boss and says "hey if you're not creating opportunity for me to go kill people I'm not interested?" Fuck no. Success and enjoyment comes from the ability to be self-driven. If your character has no ambitions or goals other than your OOC interest in some 'interesting/adrenaline' RP then you're no better than a ROBOCOP Generally speaking, I think we should all take some time to reflect how our characters could be represented better, and take part in more 'developmental' RP, where they are building relationships with others and not just logging on when there is RP supplied to you through an event or faction 'drama.' At the end of the day, I would like the see the community change it's culture where there is a level of respect for each other and the importance of supporting both illegal and legal RP equally, understanding that they need one another to survive. We should all have a focus on the pursuit of developing a unique character story with intrigue and 'real' relationships with others. That's what the goal of RP is; represent a character, and contribute to the collaborative storyline of the scenarios in which they find themselves. Anyways just wanted to get this off my chest before Owl V drops and we find ourselves at each other's throats without doing some self-reflection.
  50. 26 points
    ThatGuy

    Newsletter - End of October 2018

    October 2018 Newsletter Community & Script Updates Lots of script changes have been occurring on MTA as of late, expect some big announcements soon about script releases for both MTA and V progress are coming soon! In addition to the script updates, the Faction Team is currently organizing their next big meeting to discuss and go over some final review for official faction statuses and move forward with some suggestions made to the team. Thanks in advance to all the community members who helped and pointed out areas of improvement. Those of you who are donators to the server can check out the premium section to get some sneak previews of coming script updates! Rule Changes Along with some general typos that were fixed and websites which were added to our external websites list, we had a rule change recently that I wish to touch on so there's some clarity on it. See the link below for the Gitlab page. https://gitlab.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/commit/15c35d19ff6c04c07652a75e02327994b3ac4943 The addition makes sure that going forward there is more realism with how keys which are digitally signed, are duplicated. The gist is that this prevents instant duplication for stolen keys and forces those who wish to copy a stolen key for a vehicle to go through more effort, such as interacting with the black market to accomplish such a task. We won't give away the exact process to follow, but it is indeed possible, just not instantly through the NPC at County Hall and it forces the illegal roleplayer to go through much more planning. Of course, for those of you who have paperwork which indicates ownership and a matching photo ID that wish to get an electronic key duplicated, that is just as easy as it was before. This prevents people from stealing keys, getting them duplicated VIA the County Hall NPC, and driving off with a vehicle with much less effort than it would take in reality. It is important to point out that we do not fault those who used this method in the past because there was no alternative and it would be silly to hold players to a standard which did not exist. As a result, no retroactive voiding will be done, much of this roleplay is too far gone and it would unfair to the illegal roleplayers as well. Community Spotlight Animations The Owl MTA script makes hundreds of animations available for your use, so for the new players reading this, check it out. Here's an example tutorial. Los Santos Friends of Liberty Once again there is another great update from the LSFL! County Commissioner Interview With political activity picking up and major elections soon, there's been an interview with Commissioner Howard! Entertainment I'll list a bunch of entertaining articles as well as actual videos made by DrJoseEvil, as always. Character Stories Some awesome character stories have been created for our enjoyment, big props to those who continue to post them and put all of the effort into their characters to develop them. A professional boxer roleplayed by @ResidentPeach A female story for a change, by @Kozinski Factions The County Government has had an election recently and the newly elected supervisors have made some publications worth checking out, a nice trend in more government transparency and communication. With a spike in gang activity lately, I'd encourage anyone looking to roleplay in that genre to check out the newest additions, Ganton Youth 1226 and Grupa Baltija. Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 4,796 reports handled in the month of October! (note: this does not include support tickets.)


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