Alright, so here´s what´s going on with the mess regarding D1SA.
Autosport Club of San Andreas announced D1SA R1´s location about a week ago. Maboo was kind enough to lend his premises for the duration of the event, and I am greatly thankful that he did do so.
We built the track out of generic items, which were locked down by an admin once built. These items were not exactly RP:ed on bolt by bolt, which is a definate mistake on our part, but then again it is an unrealistic assumption that such work can be done with such a small team. To put it into a perspective, a 25,000 men team is required to build a single street circuit for Formula 1 calendar race. And yes, our venue was not as big as a Formula one street circuit, but it´d still take generally more than two to three construction workers with Makita bolt guns to put this whole thing together.
I´ve been making events in MTA since the start of Owlgaming, and this is the first time when someone (in this case, ResidentPeach) has made this a problem. Never ever have I been told that the event is not valid, cause we haven´t spent fifteen hours roleplaying a street circuit construction with a team that´s low on men and low on budget.
Yes, all of this is IC, and I am totally fine with that. Except I am not when it has been my personal time and interest that I have sacrificed for the past week to PROVIDE ROLEPLAY FOR THE SERVER in a greater scale than a simple bar or a club (no offence to bar or club owners. Benchmark to show the scale of our operation.).
This event was going to provide roleplay for 6 to 7 active factions and about 40-50 people over the course of the week including the event day. When the server peaks out at 70 players, that´s around 70% of the theoritical playerbase being engaged in such event regardless if they are spectating, driving, marshaling, delivering supplies for ASCOSA, clearing wreckages with towtrucks or fighting fires in FD.
It is extremely frustrating to have such an engaging event bottlenecked by a formality that is not in scale in terms of manpower and workload. This is a thing that government people know very well, but yet they try to enforce such unrealistic work on such a small team who is running this thing for nothing else than passion in event making. I was given a business licence, and an event permit even after gathering additional information for government. Then they walk in on the starting time, shutting the event down due to vague reasoning.
Yes, we didn´t RP the railings completely. Is that against the server rules? Totally. Did I know about it? Absolutely. But is it absolutely crucial nor human to require someone to spend TENS of hours on building such track? In my books, it´s definately not. And I am not going to be any bit sorry for not doing so.
I am sorry to everyone who was positively involved in the event.
ASCOSA staff & volunteers made this whole thing possible. Biggest love to this gang.
All the admins who helped us to prepare the place for the event. Big kudos to you.
Dinoco Ltd. for providing us with massive ammount of generics within a short time span.
Fire Department, BoTs & EMS who were greatly interested in helping out and arrived to the venue for nothing.
To all the people who spent their personal time and in-game money to modify their vehicles to fit the realistic requirements of the series just to turn up at an canceled event.
I am not going to argue with anyone about this, nor I particularly care after I press send on this message. I excuse the grammar & spelling mistakes as I wrote this in a rush.
All this, cause one man was not happy about K-rails.