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  1. 56 points
    The title says it all. 100% REAL 100 likes and I will -
  2. 51 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.
  3. 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
  4. 48 points
    Developer Diary #8 - Major Milestone This week marks a major milestone in our development goals for OwlGaming V. Closed beta testing is about to begin with administrators, faction leaders, and certain VIP community members to ensure the script is as bug-free as possible and we have a wide array of features by the time we launch, assuring as smooth a release as possible so everyone can have quality roleplay on day one. This transition from alpha to beta has been a meticulous process, which explains the lack of recent Development Diaries, which have only showcased a small portion of what has been worked on thus far. We expect a reduced amount of diaries going forward towards the full public launch. Media Showcase Drunk Daniels SWAT hunting down a high risk person Cruiser Gathering Dirt Character Selection / Preview Deputy on Patrol Deputy on Patrol Shootout with an armed suspect (ThatGuy) Patrolling with ThatGuy Patrolling Accessing vehicle trunk Armed suspect vehicle pursuit Creepy Angry Passenger SWAT Gas SWAT Gas SWAT Riot World Items Special Thanks to the staff As always, the UAT has been awesome in helping us test new features. A special thanks to @ThatGuy who has been playing the server >= 8 hours per day to help us test features. We'll buy him a beer later. As always, feel free to reach out to us below or via Discord with any questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Stay tuned for future updates!
  5. 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.
  6. 38 points
    Chaos

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date

    GTA:V Public Beta Release Date What is the release date? This is the #1 most asked question we get every day. We have a new answer: watch the trailer above. What is the duration of the public beta? There isn't one. Once we're out, we are out. We'll continue to provide frequent script updates and when we're happy with removing the beta tag, we'll do so. Is there any wipe involved in the transition from public beta to full release? No. Will my MTA/OwlGaming account work for V? Yes, your account is shared across both games. Will there be stat transfers from MTA to V? No. While your core account data is shared (e.g. username, password), nothing else is. The logic behind this decision is that V is a separate universe from MTA/GTASA and it would not make sense that characters/factions exist as is within both, vastly different, universes. Will my GCs be usable on V? Existing donator perks will not transfer over. However, any GC acquired, even prior to release, can be redeemed on V. How do I connect to the server? How do I install the modification? We will be providing a connection guide closer to when the public beta is launched. Can I reserve MTA character names? MTA Characters that have been recently used and have a large number of hours played, will be unavailable to create on V. This is to prevent users from lazily using the exact same characters and character development (which doesn't make sense in a parallel universe) and to prevent trolling. We look forward to welcoming you all onto the V server shortly! Kind Regards, - OwlGaming Game Administration - OwlGaming Development Team
  7. 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)
  8. 36 points
    MTA Development Blog #1 Introduction Hello and welcome to the first Development Update/Blog post for the Multi Theft Auto server. These development updates will work similar to the V updates where I will showcase features, improvements and some behind the screens stuffs the scripting team are working on for the Multi Theft Auto server. Let’s begin this update with showing off some upcoming features! ANPR System Recently @SjoerdPSV began working on a automatic number plate recognition system. The system adds ANPR checkers at each toll booth and also adds an ‘ANPR’ item which can be placed inside of LSPD cruisers. The ANPR system also adds a new section within the MDC where LSPD Officers can now add plates to which the ANPR scanners will look out for. Here is a screenshot of what the tolls triggering ANPR looks like: Vehicle Library Improvements A few months ago I began working on Improvements for the vehicle library due to the way it grabs the data and sends it to the client. The vehicle library has now been improved and also now has a search feature! Below are some screenshots of the improvement! Election Improvements As of recent there has been some backend improvements to the way the election script works, sadly these isn’t a flashy feature or anything but the new improvements allow the election system to be managed without Scripting Team involvement. There hasn’t been many public interface changes to elections but here's a screenshot of the manager GUI! Wearables The original idea came from Portside to have wearables in OwlGaming. After the split between Portside and the Scripting Team, Yannick decided to pick up the idea. Here’s his story: “After the split, I decided to pick it up. I had to start with clearing all the unnecessary functions and code that was in first. And yes, this was a pain in the ass. After I managed to get some clear sight on the script, I started with new features and upgrades to the code. As I had a lot of other things besides Owl, I didn’t really had the time to do it quick. After I managed to patch everything up, I decided to submit it for review. As I was at that time busy with my university, I didn’t really had the time to look into it. After looking into our Gitlab, I noticed I had over 40 discussions on the script. These were mainly code issues, but bugs as well. As I didn’t have a lot of time, these took ages to solve. Then I started working on it in between my lessons. As I didn’t had bug testers, I got help from DrJoseEvil. He was the guy that helped me out finding bugs and making new wearables, shoutout to him for that! So yeah, we’ve had this up’s and down’s with wearables. Let's say this script took us a year, while it could be done way quicker. Anyway, I hope this can be released soon. It needs a bit more code review before it can be dropped. In the meantime, enjoy the screenshots.” Changes to shops In the background I’ve been working on changes to the way shop system works, this includes how custom shops charge the store owner and also a new feature which allows players to add their own shop NPC’s based on the NPC limitation rule. Custom shops will be changing so you don’t have to pay them an hourly rate, instead they will take a percentage of the item on sale but will also require a minimum number of items within the store. Custom shop NPC’s will also cost a fee to install, this will be handled via the shop manager that I’ve created, I’ve attached a video & screenshots below that showcases this. There will be more media for this to come, there isn’t any new UI changes to the actual custom shop windows as of yet. (Maybe in a future dev update ) Bug fixes While we’ve not been working on features some of us have been working on bug fixes for various bugs found in the server. If you do find a bug on OwlGaming please report it at https://bugs.owlgaming.net OR use the Bug Reporter tab in F1. Looking to contribute? The scripting team is always looking for new talent, if you have a decent understanding of MTASA Lua & MySQL please complete the Scripter Qualification Test and Forum PM it to @Chaos . Final Notes Thanks to @Chaos, @Yannick, @Eloquent and @SjoerdPSV for all contributing to help the continuing development of OwlGaming MTA. Just as a side note the Script Update will be following this soon. Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 34 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 34 points
    TPG

    Shooting cops?

  14. 33 points
    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))
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. ❤️
  18. 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.
  19. 32 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 Hobo signs: As of recently, I've thought of including many Hobo signs that are globally used, they all hold the same meaning internationally and I thought of using them, that would create more immersion and it would increase realism, I will be listing some common signs that we will be using so that new comers can refer to these signs and have previous knowledge as they would know them by default if they RPing a hobo. Common standard ones that you'll often encounter: 1- A cross signifies "angel food", that is, food served to the hobos after a sermon. 2- A triangle with hands signifies that the homeowner has a gun. 3- A horizontal zigzag signifies a barking dog. 4- A square missing its top line signifies it is safe to camp in that location. 5- A top hat and a triangle signify wealth. 6- A spearhead signifies a warning to defend oneself. 7- A circle with two parallel arrows means get out fast, as hobos are not welcome in the area. 8- Two interlocked circles, representing handcuffs, warn that hobos are hauled off to jail. 9- A caduceus symbol signifies the house has a doctor living in it. 10- A cross with a smiley face in one of the corners means the doctor at this office will treat hobos free of charge. 11- A cat signifies a kind lady lives here.[12] 12- A wavy line (signifying water) above an X means fresh water and a campsite. 13- Three diagonal lines mean it is not a safe place. 14- A square with a slanted roof (signifying a house) with an X through it means that the house has already been "burned" or "tricked" by another hobo and is not a trusting house. 15- Two shovels signify that work was available. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.)
  22. 30 points
    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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  24. 29 points
    Wright

    Newsletter - End of November 2018

    October 2018 Newsletter Community & Script Updates As promised with the last newsletter, a script update was released for November. It was praised as the "best script update yet" and the "best script update in months" by two community members (who are most likely fans of the new Fortnite animations!). You can take a look at the update and decide for yourself what you think. We would like to give big thanks to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, @Sergeant, @DrJoseEviI, @FAILCAKEZ and @Eloquent, for helping make this update possible (and we can't forget @Chaos too). Furthermore, the Santa event has started. Be sure to head to Verona Mall to purchase a set of winter tires, visit Santa for a gift, try to win one of the vehicles on display, and possibly score some hot chocolate from @Krakkfaen. Additionally, if you are affected by a drop in FPS be sure to use /groundsnow or /snow to adjust accordingly to improve performance. Additionally, a mandate for administrative teams has been put into place by UAT. Leaders of each team are expected to host a meeting on the first of every month and discuss a list of topics gathered the previous month. These staff meetings are intended to better solve and discuss issues and ensure everyone is on the same page. The meetings of each minute will be posted in the teams sub-forum for review in the future by UAT or members of the team. Rule Changes Be sure to review the update on arson after a community vote was held regarding the outdated rule. https://gitlab.com/OwlGamingCommunity/docs/commit/b7d9700d40ea0eca270cd23f5428125779487de4 The addition allows for "small fires" to take place on small structures, vehicles, and sheds if no one is inside. A change was also made for "large fires" where the number of fire fighters was lowered from 5 to 2. This update was intended to provide more RP to those who wish to commit arson and to emergency services. Community Spotlight County Elections The County Commissioner and County Council elections are currently taking place from the 5th to the 6th. You can vote for the future County Commissioner at County Hall, and vote for the Council on the forum thread. Please read the rules carefully so your vote isn't discarded due to a technicality. Be sure to check out all candidates and vote for the one you feel most strongly for! Firearms Ordinance The County Commissioner has released an ordinance regulating firearms discharge in city limits. Idlewood Gas Leak (Event) A gas leak occurred in Idlewood and engulfed three homes before fireworks and ammo cooked off within the home, terrorizing much of the residents nearby and emergency services. Check out what DPS and the LSPD has to say! Entertainment Lots of press releases here concerning the elections and recent events involving PD, DPS, etc. And of course, always some fun with DrJoseEvil's videos. Character Stories Continued character development is something the administration team and players like very much so please continue to do so! This month we are giving a shout out to two new stories. A man with a rough past arrives to Los Santos @MikjeliS A robbery detailed in a news article which leads the story thereafter of this character @Oskars Factions Updates from government agencies in the form of releases or screenshots/media can be found below. Be sure to also check out aspiring factions as well! Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 4,548 reports handled in the month of November! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
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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
  26. 28 points
    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!
  27. 28 points
    Grumbleduck

    ♣ Sullivan Automotive ♣

    Sullivan Automotive provides extensive vehicle parts, repairs and modifications. Open 7 days a week, we're the leading fast-fit supplier of tyres and carry stocks of over 60,000 different products from leading manufacturers including Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear and Continental. Established in March 2019, Sullivan Automotive™ is based in Angel Pine, Whetstone and is fully established as one of San Andreas’ premier performance and repair companies, having been servicing vehicles since the company's conception. Working out of a single large industrial unit and having our very own custom built dyno, we are fully equipped to remap virtually any vehicle for you, including cars, trucks, vans, boats, agricultural and even HGV's. Full List of Services Vehicle Repairs Vehicle Service Bodywork, Tints & Custom Wraps Tires & Pressure Monitoring Exhausts Brakes Batteries Electronics Diagnostics & ECU Clutches Air-conditioning Recharge Shock Absorbers Wheel Alignment Emissions Custom Work (Contact us) What can we offer to improve your vehicle performance? With a database covering in excess of 56,000 different ECU types and calibrations, we are sure to have something to suit your vehicle. We also house a large stock of performance modifications ranging from sport air filters, induction kits and more. Visit our industrial unit for a professional opinion. Our Values We aim to provide the best possible service to all our customers. We will: Treat your vehicle with care. Ensure your vehicle is inspected by a trained and qualified technician. Examine the vehicle with you and provide an honest appraisal of the work required. Make recommendations based on our inspections and knowledge. Provide a clear quotation of all findings, work carried out and associated charges. Inform you immediately of any complications or delays. Retain all parts removed for your inspection (upon request). Current Offers Free brake inspection If you are concerned about the performance of your brakes or would like them checked before going on a long journey please book an appointment on [PHONE NUMBER]. Our expert brake technicians will complete a free, no-obligation brake inspection. After the inspection we will provide you with a written brake report and a quote for any work which is required. Free Vehicle Safety Check Your vehicle performs at its best when it is well maintained and taken care of. It can often be tricky juggling your busy lifestyle with looking after a vehicle too! Did you know that some of the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns are caused by damaged tyres and poor performing batteries? These issues can be easily avoided with a regular inspection and other key components on your vehicle. Not sure what to look for? Don’t have the time? Allow our experienced technicians help! To give you one less thing to worry about, visit Sullivan Automotive and our trained technicians will carry out a free no-obligation vehicle safety check and get you ready for the road! Blog 11 easy ways to save fuel Why diesel cars are disappearing 6 brake problems that could spell danger on the roads
  28. 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
  29. 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 **
  30. 27 points
    Ambidextrous

    Wright DTO

    Upon associating yourself with the Wright DTO on an interpersonal or criminal level you automatically agree to a Character Kill clause, the leadership of Wright DTO reserve the right to CKing your character for any reason they seem necessary. You also automatically give consent to all forms of disgusting roleplay.
  31. 27 points
  32. 27 points
    Server Script Update (v6.5.5.2) | January, 2019 Thanks for your continued support everyone! We've been hard at work on GTA:V but that doesn't mean we forgot about MTA! Media AFK status in /admins for VT Auto reply for AFK players MPH zones are now all rounded properly Ice Skating Seasonal Event: Features Major rework of faction wage and interest Faction interest fully removed FT can set an amount of non-taxable asset values, only the amount after this limit will be taxed Factions will only have to pay out of pocket for wage amounts >$150, and only the difference from that value FT can change this value per faction Read this announcement for more information Custom UI expanded to many UIs Promote/Demote Faction members Property Purchase UI /ints /checkint Locksmith ATM windows Toggling login music now saves on the client MPH road limits are now using updated icons and make more sense Autoreply message when a user is AFK UCP perks now only list currently enabled premium perks Ice Skating added as a seasonal event Bike Locks added Windows use /ame now Adjustments: Adjusted the phone GUI for sending messages Characters are now moved outside of an interiors when selling it (regardless if they are online or not) Lots of security improvements ( @Strobe @Eloquent specifically ) Removed some old hotlines from factions that no longer exist DPS renamed to LSFD Added test vehicles to be exempt from snow handling for VT Job vehicles now handle like they have snow tires Sponsor slogans added for xmas as well as some win chance improvements Admin+ can now pickup CCWP's Eggnog can now be drank Updated bone attach resource for some performance improvements Added Western Solutions badges, hotline and object spawner Forum threads are posted for any money spawns now instead of over a threshold When a faction is deleted we no longer delete the interior, instead we forcesell it Can now see AFK status in /staff for VT and Scripting Team Fixes: Fixed an issue with custom interiors not loading on server start Fixed a weight issue on RS Haul exits Fixed some broken english on awaiting your application Fixed some advertising window sizing issues on smaller screens Code cleanup on selling inactive interiors Fixes for /setinttomyfaction Resolved a bug with chatbox disappearing when using certain UIs and minimizing the game When tabbing back into the game we now restore the UIs to custom if needed Fixed the search feature of /ints Resolved a query which was causing vehicle plates to disappear Fixed player faction ranks being updated incorrectly Fix for players bugging when F10ing during a test drive Fixes for speaker and ghettoblaster stream-ins Fix for elevator abuse when you aren't fully in a vehicle yet Fix spelling error on viewing CKed corpses Fix for /disappearing with artifacts on Fix for artifacts disappearing when entering interiors Fix for satchel and flamethrower not being able to be spawned Fix for putting on body armour assuming my gender Fix for players being killed even when in an armoured vehicle Fixed /911 logging Fixed police bike decals on the back Special thank you to @yannickboy15, @SjoerdPSV, @Unitts, and @Eloquent, for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  33. 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.
  34. 27 points
    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.*
  35. 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
  36. 27 points
    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.
  37. 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.
  38. 26 points
    Kozinski

    Viviana ''Vivi'' Fernandez

    Basic information Age: 19 Years old Date of Birth: June 15th, 1999 Place of Birth: Mexico city Family status: Deceased father and brother, imprisoned mother. Early childhood Viviana was born in Mexico City where she lived with parents, her father used to run a mini market, which barely covered the cost of covering their daily needs alongside her mother’s job at Mcdonalds. In the end her Father ended up resorting to filling his market with products he couldn’t afford and forging Cheques despite having no actual money in his bank. Just a couple of days after Viviana’s fifth birthday, her Father was sent to Prison for fraud which eventually resulted in his death a few months later when he was found dead in his cell from hanging. Moving to Georgia The shock of losing her husband forced Viviana’s Mother to decide to move to Georgia, saying to her daughter, "Latinas can do it (si se puede) no matter if your name is Adriana, Earlena, Catalina" Her mother said, describing her newfound responsibility. "We are not obligated to just work in the field or McDonald's anymore." Unfortunately, her Mother’s American Dream never became a reality, with her new job barely scraping enough to afford the rent each month for a small one bedroom apartment, however after pulling extra shifts she was able to ensure her Daughter continued with her School Education. Due to the stress of being a single parent and still trying to cope with the death of her Husband, Viviana’s mother soon sought comfort in the form of Drug’s forming an addiction to Heroin. Whilst under the influence Viviana’s mother accidentally ran over a 5 year old boy when her car mounted the pavement knocking into a family. Sadly, Viviana witnessed the event having been in the passenger seat, screaming as she saw her Mother be taken away by Police in handcuffs. With her Mother in jail awaiting Trial Viviana was sent to live with her older Brother Emilio ‘Milo’ Fernandez (( @Lartsa )) in Los Santos, with the authorities hoping she would have a fresh start away from the nightmare she had witnessed. A picture of Viviana before moving to Los Santos. Beginning of her life in Los Santos Arriving in Los Santos, Viviana was reunited with not only her brother but her Cousin Teodor Grajales (( @Daveosfutur )), who she hadn’t seen in years due to past family conflicts. That same evening Viviana was introduced to the rest of the neighbourhood who belonged to her Cousins set known as ‘Familia.’ Adapting with her new life Despite her brother and cousin having a big involvement in the set and the criminal activities behind it, Viviana managed to keep herself away preferring to stay at home or hang out with another kid her age Manuel or ‘Mani’ (( @senseidoge )). For the first time Viviana felt like she had her old life back, hanging out with people her age and having fun now that she was no longer in Education. Getting involved Within a few weeks, Viviana began to know more about the ‘Familia’ and the people in it, with her attending meetups from time to time with her brother. Eventually after earning their trust, Viviana was shown how the ‘Familia’ made their money, and was given simple tasks in order to help further the Familia’s income. Back into the dark Whilst still trying to adapt to her new life Viviana was woken up one morning to the sound of people arguing loudly outside. Hurriedly getting changed she ran outside to see members of the ‘Familia’ arguing with two people who she noticed were from a local gang in Idlewood. Minutes after the dispute seemed to have settled, Viviana noticed a black SUV approach the duo from the opposing gang, windows rolled down as her brother leans out shooting both individuals dead, leaving the bodies in a cloud of dust as the vehicle sped off into the opposite direction. Standing in shock Viviana just stared at the bodies, the blood already soaking into the pavement as sirens rang out, getting louder as several cruisers arrived on scene. Just few minutes after, she receives a call off her brother who tries to explain what happened and why he did it. Milo picks her up a few blocks away in order to say goodbye properly, suggesting that it would be a long time before they meet again, as he then drops her off by their home. Watching him leave Vivana waited until she had closed the front door of the house before breaking down completely. Tragical time A few weeks into her brother’s disappearance, Viviana was able to remain in contact with her brother from time to time as he used burner cells to call her, asking her for favours in order to help him remain out of sight from the Police. By now he was on the most wanted list, and they were closing in on him every day. Eventually, Viviana received a call from her brother asking her to call 911 to tell them that she had seen Emilio around Market, this was in order to try draw Police away who were currently around Jefferson searching for Milo who happened to be hiding around some apartments. Viviana made her way to the nearest store to buy a new phone so her call wouldn’t be traced, using it to make the call she head back to Seville. Moments later she was detained with many law enforcement around the area who happened to know that she was helping hide her brother. Viviana was taken to the Detective Bureau where they tried to convince her to betray her own but with her constant denial to help them in anyway, she was thrown into a cell where she spent the next three days inside. Whilst Viviana began to struggle to cope with the depression of being locked in a cell, Law Enforcement ended up involved in a pursuit with Milo, resulting in the death of Milo after a short shootout. After the tragic Heartbroken Viviana was given the news by Detectives who then let her out of the cell, completely alone she headed back to Seville only to find that her cousin Teo had left the country. Barely anyone from the ‘Familia’ lived in the area after the recent events, with most members moving away. Now without a home due to the Government seizing her brother’s house, Viviana was left struggling on the streets and using the last remaining cash she had on small meals before eventually running out. Spending two years surviving on the streets Viviana began to start doing small drug deals for the local gangs in order to earn some money in order to afford food, all whilst dealing with her depression. New hope? After continuing meeting various people on the streets, Viviana began to earn the trust of certain individuals. 'Diontray Tillman' (( @Diogo )) was one of those who she met mainly for work but soon began to get attached to each other. Diontray helped Vivana rent her own apartment and although she was uncertain of her feelings towards him, she found herself drawn to his side with the hope of being able to live a proper life without any danger. Unfortunately Diontray was part of a local gang who used to harass Viviana despite Diontray's attempts to stop them. On one occasion Viviana made her way to their hood where she confronted a girl who had punched her a few days before. Viviana kicked out at the girl in order to send a warning yet whilst turning back to make her way back to her vehicle, a gunshot rang out. Looking down Viviana noticed a blood stain in her stomach area, the pain hitting her moments later. As she dropped to the ground trying to put pressure on her wound with shaking hands, she noticed the girl running off in the opposite direction. As darkness overcame her, Viviana’s last memory was of the sirens that sounded out in the night. On the edge of her dream Few months after her relationship with Diontray began, Viviana started to finally see her life coming together after she solved her issues with Diontray's set and then moving into a cozy modern home at Palomino Creek with Diontray. Viviana after all this time found herself experiencing the joys that life can bring, completely different to everything she had previously experienced. With Viviana's attempts to hold into her new life, she tried convincing Diontray to take a step back and avoid taking risks anymore, wanting instead to settle down with him without any worries. Just one day after however, Viviana found out that Diontray was taken by the FBI for murdering an Officer on duty, finding their beloved home broken into and all her valuables seized along with Diontray's items. Back to her old neighborhood After experiencing another tragedy on her life, she packs her clothes and moves back to her apartment on Liverpool Street. Filled with sadness and anger as she finds herself yet again trying to survive on her own. (( Thread will be updated with time as the character is still alive and active )) (( Information on this thread is not to be taken IC by any means )) (( Thanks to @Vubstersmurf for the grammatical/vocabulary rephrase! ))
  39. 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.)
  40. 26 points
    Dawkins

    Asherat Al-Muslimon

    (( IMPORTANT NOTE: WHAT'S STATED HERE ISN'T RELATED TO THE REALITY, TERRORISM IS PROHIBITED IN ISLAM, ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE )) Asherat al-Muslimon is a colloquial term for organized crime group of Arabic origin, who currently operate in state of San Andreas. A part of organization is still active in Syria, Sudan, Egypt, and Iraq, while their main activities are oil smuggling and arm trafficking. Other activities are still unkown. Untangled part of this organization operates in the countries where migrants take a part, inculding Australia, Germany, Romania, and Triple Frontier in South America. Their business connection with Asherat al-Muslimon does not exist anymore, so accordingly their activities are unkown and irrelevant. Crime and corruption has existed in the states of Arab Emirates, Syria, Iraq and Sudan for centuries, while a worldwide recognition did not happen until the beginning of Syrian Civil War and the Arab Spring protests which occurred in 2011. The war is being fought by a few factions: the Syrian government and its international allies, a loose alliance of Sunni Arab rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front), and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), with a number of countries in the region and beyond being either directly involved or providing support to one or another faction. In 2016, from an estimated pre-war population of 22 million, the United Nations (UN) identified 13.5 million Arabians requiring humanitarian assistance, of which more than 6 million are internally displaced within United Arab Emirates, and around 5 million are refugees outside of there. Refugees live primarily within hosting communities, in rented houses or informal settlements of tents and sub-standard dwellings. Only about 10% live in formal camps. But there was only one thing that connected refugees who used to run away from the war happenings in their homeland, and that is money, a peaceful life and the future. Actually, a few of them wanted even more. They wanted the power. Isolated from their own social community, they decided to take the next step. Harsh life back-days in their home state, made them think about its own future. They could never let their selves be starving again. They began organizing their own community, which has overgrown into a real organization. They named it Asherat al-Muslimon. Rumors would say that Asherat al-Muslimon is only a step away from creating a stable, functional and cost-effective connection with Islamic State (ISIS). Their main activities are assaults, Islamic bookmaking, burglaries, arm trafficking, extortion, loansharking and money laundering. What happens for women after they get kidnapped by the Islamic State? Women to be captured, enslaved by the owners who captured her, sold to even others for money or firearms exchange. Forced to follow the orders she receive or she wins a punishment, and raped. Some of the abducted women can be recruited to be part of the state, help them with their activities as luring others in. " For two and a half years, Rana, a woman captured in Qaraqosh, was enslaved by Isis and sold to ever more abusive “owners” for up to £19,000. “As the militants consolidated their power over large swathes of Syria and Iraq, she fed their children, cleaned their houses and endured their brutal violence,” " UPON ROLE-PLAYING WITH THE FACTION YOU AUTOMATICALLY AGREE THAT ANY LEADER OF THE FACTION HAS THE ABILITY TO CK A YOU DUE TO ANY IN-CHARACTER REASON IF FOUND. To be updated.... Credits goes to @Kotromanich
  41. 25 points
    ertidog

    The Costelli Crime Family

    "When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy." - Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo Gianfranco Costelli, born in 1888, was a man of honor in Sicily. In 1932, Costelli and most of his extended family immigrated to Chicago. The Costelli clan began extorting businesses across their own neighborhood and other neighborhoods in addition to hosting underground casinos across the city. In 1956, with the rise of Las Vegas as the prime gambling hotspot, Gianfranco decided he wanted in on the action. He sent his nephew Dominick Costelli and a small crew to Las Vegas with a large sum of money in an attempt to get in on the mafia’s action in Vegas. Costelli’s crew was able to buy into the operation of a high profile casino in 1957 after a lot of effort and persuasion, as well as 2.3 million dollars, but by the end of 1957 the gangsters controlling Vegas decided to expel the Costelli clan from Las Vegas. This was done with full knowledge that the small and decidedly powerless Costelli Family would not be able to retaliate. Vincent Botini (left) and three undisclosed associates. Captured by an FBI surveillance team, 1983. The Mafia in Las Vegas was correct that the Costelli Family would not retaliate, but instead, an outraged Gianfranco Costelli ordered Dominick and his crew to move further west and attempt to establish a new and better gambling hotspot. Gianfranco decided to establish his “Baby Vegas” in Los Santos, and in 1962, The Bighorn Casino and Resort opened its doors. As the overseer of The Bighorn Casino, Dominick became a sort of boss in San Andreas. Although he still kicked up to New York, he was allowed to establish a few street crews in the Los Santos area that engaged in extortion, murder for hire, loan sharking, and sale of goods on the black market. Gianfranco Costelli died in 1979 in Chicago, leaving his underboss Vincent Botini in command of the Chicago branch of the family. Dominick Costelli controlled the San Andreas operation until 1985 when he died of a massive stroke. In recent years, Botini’s grandson Thomas controlled the Chicago operation and had placed Stogie in charge of the San Andreas operation, including The Bighorn, in 2008. To this day, The Costelli Crime Family continues to engage in illegal gambling operations, vehicle theft, and black market trading, including narcotics and firearms. About a decade after Stogie had taken control of the San Andreas operation, he had piled up a large amount of debt with the Chicago branch, creating a minor tension between the two. In 2014, Arturo was found dead in his home with 8 gunshot wounds scattered throughout the upper-body and head area. It is assumed that his son has recently taken the reigns of operations and some theories within the family have surfaced that it was he who orchestrated the murder of his own father. By joining this faction you automatically agree to a CK clause. Any questions feel free to contact myself, @AlbanianMafia @Kevin or @Immaculate CC BY Image courtesy of The Courtroom Sketches of Ida Libby Dengrove, University of Virginia Law Library
  42. 25 points
     A Statement From Your County Commissioner Office of The County Commissioner April 30th, 2019 Greetings Fellow Citizens! I would like to take a moment, to thank all of the citizens who have voted for me. More than two years have passed since that ill-fated day when, when you great people were blinded by promises by several "politicians", the American people lost sight of the most valuable assets of our past and of our County, its honor, people and its freedom and thus we lost everything. Since those days of treachery, these "politicians" have withheld the truth from you people. Dissension and evil have made their way into our midst. In the most profound lies, hundreds and thousands men and women of our fair county fell for these comforting lies, the belief in these lies have caused something to vanish and dissolve in to a puddle of political and egotistical opinions, economic interests and differences. We are racing towards the abyss. But we don’t see it. Because on TV you cannot see the abyss, you see a slack jawed "politician". I will keep fighting against these lies until not only we only see the abyss, but until we overcome it! The County of Los Santos will be overhauled into a new age of modernity. You will see technological and medical improvements all across the county, better care for our public and private buildings, fewer vagabonds on the street, a steep decline in crime and a rocket upwards in security. No more, and I repeat NO MORE will you people suffer. I am here to restore this county and bring it into a new era. In order for us to achieve this new era, I require the faith and support, of you, the American people. The support shown to us by the public, and all those who joined us showed true virtue. It was this virtue which made you, and therefore us, victorious and which in the long run, has saved the County. We have now won power in Los Santos, and it is up to us to win the rest of the people over, to incorporate the trust of the entire County, with the people in power. We must build support from our working men and women of all classes into a strong community. This will be a great struggle which may take years, but it is necessary if we want to excel and improve. Here, too, we know that if we rest, we rust, that if we stand still, we will retreat and once again, the cycle of lying politicians will happen once again. Peasants, workers, and the elites must all join together to provide the foundation for this new Administration. The government will therefore regard this as its first and foremost duty to establish what I refer to as The Hall – a community building which will also serve as a outlet for the unity of spirit and will of us all. The Hall will preserve and defend the foundations upon which the power of our County rests. We will join together at the hall and express our concerns, and protect the basis of our entire morality of our County. It will wake our people up, beyond the borders of rank and class, its sense of national and political unity, and the duties of our government. It will establish the rebuilding of our great past and pride in our old American traditions as the basis for the education of our American youth. It will help end the merciless war of spiritual, political and cultural nihilism that has been waged against us. Los Santos must not and will not drown in anarchistic communism. As I stated on April 14th, I will not back down from my pledges to the people of Los Santos. In the upcoming days, I will be assembling my new cabinet and set of commissioners. I will be meeting with agency and divisional leaders of the County to establish initial communication. In the upcoming weeks, I will be calling the District elections, as we have some vacancies. As soon as the council is full, I will begin executing my pledges to you people, I find it unfair to try to pass legislation on an empty council. I plan to host an inauguration event, it will consist of a grand parade and public affair event. We will have emergency services and myself parade from Commissioner Hill to the Verona Pier. Free food and American merchandise will be available. In other news, I would like to announce "The Fireside Chats" Program. Fireside Chats will be a free to view/listen TV and radio broadcast. Fireside chats will be hosted at least once every two weeks, during the broadcasts, I will talk about my policies and on going events in the government. I will accept questions that will be submitted in an online form to the County Government. I will make it my priority to answer as many questions each broadcast. Submissions that contain profanity and nonsense will be ignored. Klaus Wunnenberg, County Commissioner.
  43. 25 points
    Faction Team Update Howdy all, I wanted to keep everyone informed about some upcoming or recent changes in the Faction Team and with factions. You can expect more regular updates in the future from the Faction Team, especially now that there has been a new internal staff team mandate requiring meetings happen at least once a month. Team Member Changes Departures Salsa Skateboard Additions Unitts Vubstersmurf QueenC (Some members which have come and gone/were not listed in past updates were not listed in the changes above.) Faction Interest & Wage Changes This is a big change that factions will already be noticing. F3s will no longer be generating interest, which was originally an addition to help prevent some factions from becoming over-taxed. This became problematic as many players took this in conjunction with our willingness to hand out F3s easier for legal factions and abused it by withdrawing interest money and not using it for faction purposes. To remedy this, script changes were implemented which now create a tax threshold for every faction. This means that the total value of assets from a faction in properties and vehicles is totaled up and if this number goes over the tax threshold, the faction is taxed on the dollar value of the assets that went over this threshold. If you stay below this threshold, you won't be taxed. This tax threshold value can be set on a per faction basis so this is a very customizable and a case by case implemented feature. Nearly all of the factions in the server right now are meeting the default thresholds we set. The few factions that did not meet that threshold will receive a PM from the Faction Team so we can come to a solution, preventing uber-taxing. The threshold amount is also directly tied to the faction status. So, for example, a small confirmed faction having 2 million dollars with assets will almost certainly have taxes to deal with whereas a large official faction with the same 2 million dollars in assets will almost certainly not be taxed. The goal here is to still create consequences for having too many inactive assets in the form of taxes without stifling roleplay, making it difficult for legal factions to function. Additionally, this only applies to legal factions because illegal factions do not have assets and government factions are not taxed. Finally, because a large portion of the money from bank interest in an F3 went to player wages, we implemented a sort of "minimum wage" so that employees can be paid even though a faction functionally has no way of making money scriptwise (such as SAN having the advertisement script, etc.) This is set by a simple "Wage amount before faction is charged" parameter. I generally refer to this as the "minimum wage". If a faction's minimum wage is set to $200 and the faction itself sets that players wage to $400, then $200 will be taken from the faction bank but the player will be paid $400. This too will scale based on the status of the faction. We want larger legal factions to be competitive with government employment, as they would be in real life. Bare in mind, specific values are not currently listed because they are all subject to change and tweaking. Each individual faction leader will be contacted shortly detailing how this process works and what their values are set to so they can manage their faction appropriately. If you were taxed before your tax threshold was set, you can send in a refund request for this lost money to the Faction Team. We know of a few examples where some factions lost a few thousand dollars and one case, where tragically, a faction lost $8. R.I.P @Shanks. Big thanks to @Unitts for making this script. Drug Market Price Fluctuations Some of you have likely seen [Sparta Media] Drug epidemic hits Los Santos . This was created to serve as an in-character indication that prices for certain drugs fluctuate. The illegal virtual markets in Los Santos, specifically surrounding drugs, were always meant to be dynamic according to LokiHavok's original vision. This is an idea that we as a team still fully support and continue to incorporate. This is the second major price fluctuation like this in the last year or so. Thanks to @Vubstersmurf for writing the article. For a long time, cocaine and heroin have almost exclusively been the only drugs sold on the illegal virtual market. To incentivize the selling of other drugs and to simulate market oversaturation, some prices have been tweaked. The list of drugs that we have prices for and that are acceptable in the illegal virtual market is quite extensive, so, if you're a faction interested in selling or roleplaying a drug with more variety or uniqueness, don't hesitate to inquire. We've also been making a concerted effort to process virtual market submissions faster. I don't want to divulge too many more details about how our market fluctuation works, it's something for everyone to figure out on their own in character, but suffice it to say, we are actively interested in and keeping an eye on what drugs are sold in the illegal market. Variety is the spice of life or something like that. As always, thanks for reading, and stay tuned for future updates. We have Faction Team meetings on the first weekend of every month, so, if you have any concern or topic you'd like for us to bring up at the next meeting to consider as a team, please send me a PM with that information. Thanks again!
  44. 25 points
    Mysra

    [礫岩] [Z] Zaibatsu Corporation [Z]

    1.Basic Information We have the purpose to create a Secret criminal organization - Teaching the roleplay for all the new players and members, which will participate. IN CHARACTER RULES - Keep the secret about the Zaibatsu business. - Show respect and friendship for all members of the family. - Dont kill if you not have a good reason, only for protect a member or your self-defense. - Always respect a order by a leader, if you receive an order or mission, fulfill it with priority. - Always protect your family or innocent civilian, no matter the situation. - Show loyalty to family, not tolerate traitors. - Respect the "Dojo Kun" and the Karate rules. - All Zaibatsu rules and instructions must always be met, or you will be harmed. OUT OF CHARACTER RULES - Respect the Server rules, don't be a rulebreaker. - Never disrespect members or allies. - If you don't keep RP and the Server rules, you will recieve just one warning. The next time, kicked from family. - If you don't show loyalty to family or be a traitor, will Kicked from family and Zaibatsu enemy declared. - All or any promotion will be definity by Roleplay knowlodge, loyalty and commitment with Zaibatsu family. Never ask about promotions. We have started a friendship and association, working together to get money and more family members, contracting many employers and recruiting new members Icly. The first steep showing jobs, items at 24/7 and the basic to regular start in San Andreas. We are teaching the OOC rules. The Begin The “Zaibatsu Corporation” or “Z Company” is a secret Chinese-American organization started out in Chongqing, China. Zaibatsu was founded around 1938 by Fujitsu Takamato and Jair Silveira. Fujitsu was a visionary entrepreneur and old owner of “Kakagawa Co.”, a small rice and natural medicines exporter, was a pioneer in his country's exporting and trading with other nations, which led to a business relationship with many countries in Asia and America. Jair was a great scientist, graduating from college of sciences of Sao Paulo, studied chemicals and mechanic engineering, working with fuel, matinees like coffee, beans and corn. While a business travel to Brazil of Kakagawa Company, mister Takamato meet mister Silveira by chance, showing some tests and experiments with a innovator “Biologic fuel” on the open exposure in Sao Paulo, extracted from corn and sugar cane, at the time the local Brazilian people was considered the idea like a insanity. After some time, Fujitsu believed on the doctor Jair ideas, and a friendship alliance unites the businessmen, funding and sponsoring medical experiments, biofuels and electricity power. Studies about energy engineering and renewable energy were analyzed in laboratories in Silveira's Enterprises, the first and traditional biologic fuel laboratory Brazilian factory; it remains a significant oil producer. Z Market The China country suffers from a severe economic crisis, between 1949, 1980, which affects foreign trade, reaching the new “Takamato & Silveira Ltda” company catastrophically, so that as emergency solution Fujitsu and Jair joins an affiliation, creates a fake pharmaceutical company called “Zaibatsu pharmaceuticals Ltda”, using the herbal medicines knowledge of Fujitsu and the great abilities of the doctor Jair to transforms confidential funds from his build for the creation of sedatives, stimulants, narcotics and industry war for the black market. Business expansion More and more business travels is started around the world, finding stronger good sponsoring to new creations and chemicals analyses, finally meeting the “Carboneto” Italian mafia and the germane “Red Nazis nation”, establishes successfully in April 1939 war business to support secretly for Triangle countries with hard supplies, like a diesel fuel, supplying heavy weapons and adrenaline stimulants, a important participation to restart a new and lunatic World War. “Takamato & Silveira Ltda”, started a organized criminal syndicate called by the enemies like “Zaibatsu”, a Chinese business term referring to many business conglomerates in the Chinese Empire, had great participation and performance in supplying weapons and drugs to the War in Asia, like the “Zoom zoom” energy stimulant to germane soldiers, “Hush” the self reliant sedative to spies apply to enemies, and the powerful “Equanox”, alertness pills to adrenaline effects, intensive results to hard combat and close fights, upping resistance and constitution body. Also, the “Z market” provided heavy guns and supplies to Japan, Germany, Russia and Italy. Since the association made with these countries provided many influences on the Chinese Zaibatsu organization, such as germane sub-machine guns, evading combat strategies, Italian mafia’s customs, black clothes and hats, old and larges vehicles, language, culture and culinary. The Zaibatsu founded your first headquarters in Nagasaki, also having much influence on the economic Chinese power and local sub-organizations, contracting many employers to fabrication of “Trash cheap drugs”, selling and export to Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Arabia and Egypt. The scam was discovered During the Second World War, the Zaibatsu provided potent hallucinogens for Japanese soldiers, starting the project “Kamikaze”; a lobotomy brain process, encouraging much army pilots to mass attack on Peal Harbor, United States. The dark criminal enterprise “Zaibatsu Corporation” worked secretly for Red Triangle and this active was discovered by The Allies Team(the “Special Force”, more called “Commandos”), and infielders a strategy spies to search hostiles and enemies. Counter attack appears fast, with atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, conducted by the United States during the final stages of the war in 1945, to search and destroy the most wanted target of the world, the “Zaibatsu.” Beguine these two events represent the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date on august 1945, the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attack. The war in Europe ended when Nazi Germany signed its instrument of surrender on 8 May, but the Pacific War continued. The company resumption An unknown format skill saves some part of the Headquarter of Zaibatsu, restarting the dark negotiations in 1948. The merger of the companies was a great success, skirting the massive crisis situation, offers hope and a new precious chose to country wake again, supporting with jobs and technology, also works on developing the "Z energy", including hallucinogens and strong doping. Behind much negotiations and business reunions, Takamato and Silveira beggared new alliance and associate with powerful international enterprises around the world. Some years pasted, often dated 1948 and 1950, the Zaibatsu having involvement in supplying heavy weapons in the cold war. World association The great company “Zaibatsu Corporation” was founded a new Brazilian headquarters secretly in July 1953, since the economic glory and expansion of the successfully negotiations of the “Takamato & Silveira Ltda.”, around random enterprises on the Asia, America and Europe continents. Zaibatsu owns the electrical power stations in South cost of Brazil. Actuality the Zaibatsu Corporation' most important assets are secret drugs reserves in Brazil. It’s a massive war industry production in China. Recently has great economic and political power in Japan with branches spread across the country, opened a head office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They were presumed to be the most powerful criminal organization of all in Japan, living a hard conflict with the Yakuza organization. Currently the Zaibatsu is directed by Koji Takamato, Fujitasu Katamato, direct descendants of Zaibatsu Empire, indoctrinated by the organization and its ideals. The Z Company has association with England, Japan and Australia; Kirito Tsukami is the economist entrepreneur, director of finances and drug dealings on the Zaibatsu enterprise. Fujitasu Katamato is the Industry war director and the head economy leader, doing commercial relations, combat and strategies evading. Honor, discipline and respect Those who are accepted into a Zaibatsu receive training in wrestling and yoga - always in secret locations. The Z men receive complete classes and graduations of Karate techniques, every week. Koji Takamato is graduated in Third Dan of Black belt Karate - Sensei, teaching self-defense, discipline, mind control, body stamina and resistance. The Zaibatsu groups The Zaibatsu is directed by distinct groups: *Shadow Z: Group specialized for missions of kidnapping, murder and extortion. This group is more called as Z Men. *Watchers: These men are assigned to train new recruits and members in the corporation. They also work with business transactions, espionage and foreign trade. *Runners: Responsible for loading and transportation of supplies. -Civilian members : Civilians associates, joined together Zaibatsu for receive protection and escort. Gang wars, enemies and territories control They became embroiled into a violent struggle over control of business interests and gang territories with all other gangs in Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau in China. Other economic skill is directed by Koji, sending some sales representatives for the North America continent, more exactly in San Andreas, to integration of a new and strong headquarters. The commercial expansion of the Z market is hitting strategic locations on the world, to conquer the drugs monopoly on the illegal dealer, with accessible and cheap prices, like the “Baby food”, an artificial hallucinogen like the cocaine, with the reaction and affects power upped five times more potent than cocaine. Jay is the head Leader director of economic conquers planed by Zaibatsu, leader of the operation “The Z cleans”; conquers gang territories and the high expansion on black market. The great plan is coming to hit the most failed economic crises heart of America, at most propitious place of the United States, San Andreas.
  45. 25 points
    ThatGuy

    Newsletter - End of September 2018

    September 2018 Newsletter This month we have a lot of great content and big updates for the V and MTA scripts! We've also brought in a lot of great new admins lately that are helping balance out the workload at peak times. Thanks to everyone who applied and congrats to all who were accepted. Community & Script Updates Game Administration Team Update Owl V Developer Diary #7 MTA Script Update Community Spotlight Server Tutorial @Unitts has created a sever tutorial for new players that should be very helpful, touching on all of the basics that one would want to know when they join. Big shout out to him! LSPD Traffic Enforcement The LSPD recently took on an initiative to educate drivers about the laws regarding motor vehicle operation. In conjunction with that education, they've announced that they are also beginning to make use of DUI checkpoints. Credit to @Alfa1561 Little Moscow Revival Some initiative to revitalize East Los Santos / Little Moscow has been made recently by creating advertisements IC to promote the area. For some people, going to popular areas like IGS or IPS isn't their thing, going to a more quiet bar or community gathering might be just the thing for you! Credit to @Unitts and @Zebulon Entertainment Recently @Restrepo was streaming on Twitch, showing what it's like to roleplay as a law enforcement officer. There are no VODs but he last announced on the #media channel on Discord when he was streaming so keep an eye out for it. https://www.twitch.tv/thunderwolf412 Of course there are new videos from @DrJoseEviI as always. They're a must watch staple of OwlGaming entertainment bois. News & Publications Crimstone Gang Injunction CPQL Homeless Shelter Revitalization SEMC Hospital Private Security Contract This is a big opportunity for anyone role playing in the private security space! LSIA Changes Character Stories Last newsletter we featured @Theory with his Michael Donnelly story. He has continued to add great content to the thread and lots of screenshots, so, it's worth mentioning it again, check it out! @Ron has followed suit after Theory and done his own story about his character's progression in the LSPD and life as well. Finally, check out @Beta and his character story. He uses a myriad of methods to tell his story with logs, logs on screenshots, and plain writing. It's pretty cool and there's lots of content. Factions @Urshankov continues on with his unique and pioneering legal faction, the Los Santos Friends of Liberty. They post regular updates with their most recent publication revealing a spicy government investigation. Finally, motorcycle club roleplay is still alive and well. With the creation of the thread for the Badgers Motorcycle Club only being done yesterday, they already have a lot of great screenshots. Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! There are lot of people making really great use of the ENB mod, especially the aerial screenshot from @Jawad135! Stats Shoutout to @ItsMelodyy @QueenC and @CourtezBoi for being the top 3 on reports for the month of September. Outstanding work! 4,255 reports handled in the month of September! (note: this does not include support tickets.)
  46. 25 points
    ThatGuy

    Newsletter - End of August 2018

    August 2018 Newsletter All of the Upper Administration are back from their vacations and personal time, kicking things into full gear. Lots of UA contacts have been handled / resolved, the GAT is running well and there have been a ton of bug fixes and stuff added to our MTA script lately! A quick reminder, Game Administration Applications are open. Check that out HERE. Community & Script Updates Faction Team Update - Early September 2018 (Lots of these changes were discussed and worked on at the end of August ;P) Vehicle Team Update - August 2018 Owl V Development Diary Community Spotlight Oldie but Goodie These two topics have been around for quite a while but we haven't ever touched on modding in the newsletter and since applying vehicle wraps is such a large part of vehicle roleplay, I want to just remind everyone that if you want to get into vehicle wrap making to check out these two topics! Thanks to @BusterAces and @JohnM. Every now and again these are good to share with new players especially so they can partake. Entertainment Another glorious video from our resident meme film maker @DrJoseEviI. News & Publications We have lots of interesting news articles, government publications, newsletters, etc, as usual. Lots of drama and exciting stuff. Thankfully SAN has recently begun a spike of activity since @Eloquent took over with in-game broadcasts as well as articles, so hopefully that trend continues. Government Announcement Regarding Business Penalties Department of Public Safety Newsletter FBI Most Wanted Update Los Santos Friends of Liberty Organization Update General News Character Stories @Theory has begun a Character Story where he documents his progress as a law enforcement officer. Lots of cool screenshots and stuff to check out, highly recommended. @Serx has also been working on his Character Story, writing in chunks that have accompanying music to give you a feel for the tone he intended you to feel as you read the story. Check it out as well. Factions We're seeing a return to construction roleplay VIA Pozzalo Construction thanks to @Wright, a type of RP that has its ups and its downs but when it does exist, it provides a very immersive experience. @Urshankov has recently opened a legal faction geared towards protecting citizen's rights, much like the ACLU in America. This is a unique concept in Owl and they're worth checking out. They plan on doing rallies and events in game so keep an eye out if you want to participate. Dinoco has merged with JGC, a big change for legal factions. Have a gander and their press release about it. Media To have your media featured in the next newsletter, submit it on the #media channel on Discord! Stats 5,012 reports handled in the month of August! (note: this does not include support tickets.) 38 UA Contacts Processed!
  47. 24 points
    Server Script Update (v6.6.1.9) | August, 2019 Media All new Auction System! GPS Interior Locator (/gps) SMS Popup Notifications Features GPS Portable Radar is not toggleable The cigarette icon returns! An all new auction system operated in game You can now toggle the alt vehicle descriptions in your F10 settings SMS notifications pop up your phone: Added a GPS interior locator: Adjustments: Improved speed camera performance by reducing server load Adjusted flood event water levels We are now beginning to phase out the use of Safes Safes are now deprecated and you can no longer add items to them, we recommend using storage generics instead (these can already be purchased from stores) Added SCoSA to the hotline 311 Decreased minimum advert name length to 3 Removed the feature that allowed vehicle and property thefts to be turned off in the report panel Improved performance of interior settings GUI Fixes: Fixed being able to send in a report with over 150 characters Code refactor of the old computer system Prevent /ads from being opened without being logged in Prevent /report from being opened on the login screen Fixed a warning in paintball A special thank you to @Unitts, @SpeedYY and @Eloquent for contributing to this update! Regards, - OwlGaming Community - OwlGaming Development Team
  48. 24 points
    bets

    Grupa Baltija

    ''Rokās deviņvīru spēks, sirdī Tibetas miers'' In the 1990s, foreign gangs briefly dominated the Baltic underworld before being stemmed down by a combination of strengthened police and judicial systems and even a fight-back from the local gangs unwilling to remain in the shadow of Russian, Chechen and Ukranian gangsters. From the beginnings of the organized crime groups formed by Baltic people, they've been receiving huge pressure from the other groups that formed in the other ex-soviet countries, such as Ukraine and Russia. Without that being already there, some of the Baltic gangsters made it, successful schemes mostly adapted from the Belarusian groups. Baltic gangsters became famous for not being dangerous to most of the society since 60% of their income came from smuggling cigarettes and cheap-hard liquor from the Belarus and Russia, then distributing the smuggled goods within Northern Europe. Some of them departed quickly after the fall of the Soviet regime to the promise land, the land where the grass grew greener, the women were prettier and the cash multiplied itself - the USA. Within the USA borders, specifically, the San Andreas state the ones who came started their criminal career from the ground back again, making themselves mostly performing cargo robberies, vehicle jacking, fraud, armed robberies and a bunch of other small-scale criminal activities without stepping on other's toes. We are trying to roleplay around Baltic characters causing small-scale criminal activities, such as interior break-ins and so on. The faction consists of Baltic background characters, aged from 20-40, who operate as a organized gang. If you wanna join, check out our discord channel and contact me there. https://discord.gg/FdCS2Tf Upon joining, you agree that leaders can apply a CK on you anytime for any reason they find suitable.
  49. 24 points
    Ambidextrous

    Grupa Staropromyslovskya

    "Chechen organised crime is not a specific gang so much as a distinctive criminal subculture. Often known as the bratva, ‘brotherhood’ – although sometimes it is described as the ‘Chechenskaya obshchina’ or ‘Chechen commune’ – it is a characteristic mix of modern efficiency and a bandit tradition." - Dr. Mark Galeotti. Since 2017 Los Santos has been dominated by Eurasian gangs, and with the flow of refugees from the eastern bloc, several smaller Eastern-Euro factions have surfaced on the streets of Los Santos. With the great amount of newcomers to the underworld of the city, the Chechenian's also made an appearance. While chechen gangs are not as influential as the fearsome Russian organized groups, they are still a recognizable force in the fierce streets of Los Santos. One of the central themes of Chechen tradition is that of the abreg, the honourable outlaw whose banditry is driven by vendetta or the crimes of the powerful. The abreg is a self-sufficient and wily figure, who often gathers a gang of like-minded daredevils around him, raiding the rich, feeding the poor, protecting the weak and a scourge of the corrupt. While essentially mythological, the figure of the abreg is still a powerful one, providing a degree of legitimacy to the modern gangster. This tradition interconnects with the Chechens’ equally long and bloody custom of resistance to external pressure – above all the Russians. Their experience of conquest, insurgency and alienation from an exploitative alien state has left its mark. With the whole idea of the state being regarded with suspicion, traditional relationships of blood and clan remain central. The 150 clans, teips, remain a basic building block, but these are often quite loose structures, with the tribal elders’ main roles being to resolve disputes within the community or with others. Within the teip, a more immediate role is played by the nekye, an extended family. While most of these are linked purely by blood and marriage, the concept of ‘family’ is often broad, allowing outsiders, even from other Caucasus peoples, to be ‘adopted’ – so long as they prove themselves both loyal and useful to the family as a whole. These structures also provided a strong and flexible organisational basis for crime gangs. Grupa Staropromyslovskaya is a small predominantly Chechen semi-organized gang situated in East Los Santos. The group mainly consists of immigrants from the Eastern Bloc. Not much is known of this pack of eastern criminals, but it is said that the men involved blend financial sophistication with stomach turning violence. The group is very diverse in their actions, grabbing any chances at making money. One of the more known schemes of "Grupa Staropromyslovskya" is the gas-tax scheme, where the members of the criminal group would collect tax from people who purchased gasoline, but the taxes were never paid to the government. OOC Information The thread will be updated regularly with screenshots, and the original post will be edited a lot in near future. If you are associated with the faction you will encounter roleplay that you might find disturbing. Upon associating yourself with "Grupa Staropromyslovskya" on an interpersonal- or criminal level you hereby agree that your character can be Character Killed at the discretion of the leadership.


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