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  1. Couldn't have said it better myself. OwlGaming redefined my GTA role playing experience after taking a long break from my Valhalla and Root Gaming days and has been my gaming staple since I joined. Some of the best memories I have roleplaying or gaming in general have been on Owl. To everyone that knows me, stay in touch on Discord, don't be a stranger. The glue that holds us together should be the friendships made along the way, I hope to see many of the same faces for many years to come. I'll be around at Paradise Gaming (As Dexter) and look forward to what the future brings.
  2. Community Survey #2 As part of our efforts to continually improve the community, we want your feedback! Community feedback is invaluable to determine what our priorities will be for development and administration efforts going forward. The survey is relatively short and simple, but feel free to expound as much as you'd like, the survey format is tailored to accommodate long-form writing. The form for this survey may be found HERE. If this form loads slow for you, feel free to use our alternate Google Form. We expect we'll be having more frequent surveys in the future as well. Thanks in advance for those that participate!
  3. Judgment SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN ANDREAS Judgment Court of San Andreas, District of Los Santos In the matter of The People vs Jeremy Watson The court finds that; The defendant is found guilty of; § 309 - Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles § 404 - Evading an Officer in a Vehicle § 501 - Felony Reckless Evading The defendant is found not guilty of; § 406 - Reckless Driving As a result of being a lesser included charge of Felony Reckless Evading. -and hereby sentenced to pay a fine of $5,000 and be released on time served. "It is so ordered" (( @UnoDosTres @Zebulon @Courtez ))
  4. "To be clear, is your client entering into a plea deal and admitting guilt to all charges presented in turn for release on time served?" (( @UnoDosTres @Zebulon @Courtez ))
  5. "Will the defense be making a closing statement?" (( @UnoDosTres ))
  6. "Does the defense intend on cross examination?" (( @UnoDosTres @Zebulon ))
  7. "The defendant is invoking their fifth amendment, no further questions will be asked. Mr. Watson, if you would please return to the table with your counsel." (( @Courtez @UnoDosTres @Zebulon ))
  8. "Very well, let's continue with that then." (( @UnoDosTres @Zebulon ))
  9. "Even if the case was cut and dry, that does not negate the need for proof beyond a reasonable doubt nor does it mean that a defense cannot be made. If the defense wishes to make a complete defense and introduce more facts about the case, that is perfectly acceptable. Let's proceed in that direction as the defense has indicated." (( @UnoDosTres @Zebulon ))
  10. *Irma Whitney nods her head after listening to the prosecution, patiently waiting for the defense.*
  11. "Court is back in session. If there are no motions or submissions to be made, let's begin with opening statements, the state may make their case." (( @Zebulon @UnoDosTres ))
  12. *The court room would have been closed as per the request for recess.*
  13. *Irma Whitney peers over at Kayiane Terzian as she makes entry and later speaks, quickly following up in response, sounding relatively terse.* "Court will be in recess. We will resume no later than 72 hours from now. If the prosecution and defense would additionally take this time to prepare any evidence submissions or motions so we can get that out of the way before opening statements, it would be appreciated. Everyone is dismissed." (( @UnoDosTres @Zebulon - Also, if anyone would like to roleplay having a court case in game and everyone wants to coordinate a time that works, I'd be okay with that. We'd just have to prepare accordingly, such as if the witnesses are not able to attend, you'd have to examination and cross beforehand then present that along with your arguments later on, etc. ))
  14. "No grounds for a Motion to Dismiss have been cited, therefor the motion is denied. Let's keep our composure moving forward, please. Yes, Mr. Watson is not a lawyer nor has he explicitly invoked his right for self representation, regardless of the lack of knowledge, let's not begin this verbal tit for tat with comments like "outlandish statements." "The court will appoint a public defender to the case now that this information has come to light. In the meantime, bail is set at two thousand dollars." (( The bail money, once sent to the Superior Court of San Andreas faction, will allow the character Jeremy Watson to be released from confinement for the duration of the trial. I am going to be having an interview with a prospective attorney for the Public Defender's Office within the next few hours from now, so hopefully we can get that ball moving quickly. )) (( @Courtez @Zebulon ))
  15. *This publication would be re-released in various forms of marketing and advertising throughout the city and county of Los Santos.*
  16. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN ANDREAS Notice of Action Court of San Andreas, District of Los Santos Notice is hereby given that the People, in the above-named case, has filed a criminal complaint pleading against you. The complaint was filed with the Criminal Court of San Andreas on APRIL 1, 2021. You are officially being charged with the following: § 309 - Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicles § 404 - Evading an Officer in a Vehicle § 406 - Reckless Driving § 501 - Felony Reckless Evading Within 72 hours, you must provide an answer, or response, to the claim(s) enclosed with this notice (attached to this notice). You must file your answer, in addition to any motions (if any), within that same time frame. If you fail to do so within the time frame, a default judgment will be entered against you. There will be one more attempt to contact you before the default judgment is entered. Your response must contain your pleading in the matter, which could be one of the following: Guilty You plead guilty to some or all the crimes listed. Not Guilty You plead not guilty to some or all of the crimes listed, a will ensue. No Contest You do not formally plead guilty but you acknowledge the prosecution will likely prevail and choose not to contest the prosecution. In addition, you may strike a plea deal with the prosecution, in which you can, for example, plead guilty for a lesser punishment. (( @Courtez ))
  17. I'm gonna shitpost all over your profiles. Best of luck!
  18. Background Caruso, Wiley, and Bevan are an inseparable trio, committing crimes, mostly petty in their own eyes, for their entire lives to make a quick buck or have a laugh. Their parent's infatuation with alcohol and the Hornet’s Nest in Sandy Shores is what brought them together, partying and hanging out there most weekends. When they were… let’s say “let out of high school,” their experience was typical, it was hard to find work in Sandy Shores, and their parents weren’t supportive, so they left for greener pastures in nearby towns. Not able or willing to get blue-collar jobs, the trio robbed, stole, and bummed money off anyone they could for years. Opting to camp out in the desert or couch surf, they migrated to a different town when resources dried up and any trust they had managed to generate with the locals evaporated. Headed south, they eventually made it to Los Santos where they could no longer be run out by townsfolk in the smaller nearby towns, instead disappearing into the vast chaos of city life. After a few scuffles in other less favorable neighborhoods, they decided to settle at Fudge Lane and “make it big.” Using what little income and credit they have from working occasional shifts at the docks or local Burgershot restaurants, they scrounged up enough money and income on paper to purchase a few dilapidated houses. They still rely primarily on theft and robbery to supplement them, selling the stolen goods on Danielslist, gaining a reputation as petty criminals, frequently fencing goods for other criminals. CK Policy By voluntarily interacting with our faction by way of taking part in the shenanigans, you agree to be CKed by the faction. Faction Vibe The idea of the faction is to provide a more gritty Trailer Park Boys vibe, lots of petty crime, running around, drinking, getting into trouble, and seeing what new ways they can make it big in the city. The goal is to be realistic with our criminal endeavors where not everyone is a cold-blooded killer and committing most crimes is as easy as getting a cup of coffee. Overall, we're pretty casual but expect a high roleplay standard. We want to avoid the pitfalls that often occur where people are too attached to their characters. Joining is done through just roleplaying with us organically. We do have a Discord for those interested in joining to coordinate when we're all able to get online and roleplay, see who's around, etc.
  19. December 2020 Newsletter Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone at OwlGaming! We hope you've all been enjoying the festive nature of the server with the snow and Santa Claus visiting us at Legion Square! Scripting As always, we encourage everyone to take a look at the script suggestions, public roadmap, and most importantly, our Mantis to report bugs. Your contributions as community members in these ways help us tremendously prioritize features and fix or find bugs in a timely manner. We'd like to welcome back @Jer to the OwlGaming scripting team! The time he has given to helping Owl has been fantastic and his abilities as a scripter have time and again helped create and improve new features and fix bugs. We're glad to have him back and look forward to seeing him around for much longer. Skol! Script Suggestions Mantis Bug Tracker Public Roadmap We've had three big updates in December alone. If you haven't seen the latest, go ahead and check it out HERE and HERE. We introduced the latest GTA:V update, Cayo Perico, which has a whole new island to roleplay on, new vehicles and boats, weapons, offline notifications, loading improvements and more. Administration Updates In the last month, we've opened game administration applications. Let's give a warm welcome to @Excyted25 @JustJeff and @xmatryx1! Last but not least, @Vubstersmurf has been promoted to Head Administrator! Vubster's promotion should come as no surprise to anyone who's been with us the last year. Her determination and persistence in coordinating big events, helping test scripts, and manage the administration team, and helping players have been made this decision to promote her the easiest to date. Stealing Vehicles During our most recent UAT meeting, we began the process of developing a system admins may use internally to allow for a more in-depth way to steal vehicles. Increasing the realism while not sacrificing the fun as well as allowing players to sell these vehicles and their parts so that they may make money directly from stolen vehicles. Some of the nitty-gritty details are still being worked out, however, we want to encourage realistic criminal roleplay that everyone can partake in. For example, a rumor might be circling Los Santos (or Cayo Perico!) that a certain vehicle is in demand to be exported or chopped, or a certain vehicle model may be more vulnerable to ECU hacking than another vehicle. Those vehicles stolen then can be chopped for scrap, parts, or entirely exported, depending on the demand, connections you have available to you, etc. Stolen vehicles being more common will create more interaction between legal and illegal RP, and give criminals a safer way to commit crimes, without having to use personal vehicles. We hope this will be done by the end of the year (a week or so) and are always open to user input so we can make tweaks and changes, so if you've got ideas, let 'em be heard. Mapping We wanted to have a special mention to those who have spent considerable amount of time creating interiors for members of the community to use. Having custom interiors enables players to truly have a more unique experience and be able to have their houses/businesses as they want them, as well as creating their own personal maps to show off their skills to the community. Special thank you to @ashamar @Crane @Mutt377 @ShadowSix and @ZandO for their continuous work! For those of you who would like to submit maps for use for the community, you can submit via this link here. We have an in-game map uploader so you can upload your own maps, simply click on the interior key in your inventory whilst outside your property in order to upload it (Please note it costs 500gc's to upload!). Character Stories We always love reading character stories, so we want to use this newsletter to highlight three of the newest. Writing character stories always seems to make you more involved with your character, thinking of the details, caring more for your character when you take dangerous actions, building a rich story ultimately not just improves your roleplay experience but others as well through osmosis. We'd highly recommend everyone who likes writing to give it a shot and let others see what you can create. The last one in particular by @Misuzu is a good read, written in sequence, with multiple paragraphs. There's certainly no lack of content to check out there. Screenshots
  20. Daniels Exotic is the best large cat sanctuary I've been to. 10/10 would recommend.
  21. September 2020 Newsletter Script Updates Galore! Over the last few months, our development team has been hard at work, releasing a new major script update nearly every week for a very long time, with various hotfixes and small bug patches in between. Scripting a server with as many features as we do, from scratch, is a monumental task, thanks to @Daniels @Chaos @Yannick @Jer and @Courtez! We encourage everyone to continue to make use of our script suggestion forum and our public roadmap. Community involvement and suggestions are important to use in figuring out the priority of certain features. Script Suggestions Public Roadmap Yannick, Jer, and Courtez have been tremendous in contributing to many of the most recent features, allowing Daniels to work on lots of other things like performance enhancements and difficult bugs. These include... Yannick Generics Generic Mover Several UI's including for /animlist Mobile Banking Manual Gears for vehicles Jer Languages Animation work such as /coin Faction Badges Dynamic Weather Locksmith Handbrake for vehicles / seatbelt sounds Courtez Reskinning every UI to a dark theme Marijuana production Car crusher Generic Items One of the major features that have been released recently which we're quite proud of and want to showcase specifically is the generic item system, allowing players to place chairs, tents, or any other kind of item they can imagine in their home, properties, or even outside. All without needing any special permissions, approval, or donator perks! These generic items will be purchasable in-game very soon, but for now, any admin can assist you in spawning them. Moving these items around is also easy and they may be locked, to prevent powergaming tampering with them. A comprehensive list of generic items can be found HERE. An example of placing a generic item. Outfits & More Clothing Lots of players have been requesting a way to save and manage multiple outfits without needing to micro many multiple pieces of individual clothing to get that exact look you want, so we've delivered. This is another big feature recently that we're excited about and we hope will be a major quality of life improvement. We've also added a bunch of new clothing pieces to compliment the outfit update. Jackets Shirts Sweaters Hoodies Open Hoodies T-Shirts Biker Jackets Baggy Shirts Hoodie Under Jacket Hood Up Hoodie Front Zip Hoodie Polo Button Up Shirt Thick Jackets More Shirts Special thanks to @Crane for bringing these clothing additions to our attention. Farewell Jer Recently, Jer has decided to step down from his position as a scripter. We all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and cannot thank him enough for his contributions to the server during his time with us. We hope to continue to see you hanging around the Discord! Starter Packages & Community Stat Transfers We wish to remind everyone that we offer faction starter packages and server transfers, to help facilitate roleplay as soon as possible when someone joins our server. When we say we're a serious text-based roleplay server, we mean it! We don't want assets to be a major limiting factor in what someone can roleplay. To get started with a faction starter package, make a Faction Team Contact HERE. In the contact, you'll be able to explain what kind of faction you intend on making, how many people you are bringing with you, what kind of assets you'll need to roleplay your faction adequately from day one (properties, vehicles, guns, etc.) and the Faction Team will be in touch shortly to help sort out the details. If you've put time and effort into other roleplay communities and wish to join OwlGaming without having to start from scratch, fear not! You can transfer your assets from other servers, with certain restrictions. We would rather someone with a lot of roleplay experience on V put their time and energy into creating roleplay in the server, rather than having to focus on getting money for their first few hours. Assets that we readily approve for transfer are properties, vehicles, and money, up to a certain limit. You can do this by submitting an Upper Administration Contact form, HERE. Simply describe who you are, offer proof of your assets in another community, and we'll be in touch as soon as possible to sort out the details. We're actively looking into automating these processes in-game, so players who do not check our forums know about these options. Community Events Vubstersmurf hosts events nearly every week with her company in-game, Sabre. Big thanks to @QueenC ItsMelodyy and @ashamar for also creating these events! In addition to this, admins are actively encouraged to create roleplay events and scenarios in-game for players. If you're a player and you have an idea for an event or a scenario for an admin to create or facilitate, don't hesitate to send them a PM! In addition to solving any disputes or issues players may have, we are encouraging our admins to act like dungeon masters and make roleplay scenarios more interesting or create them from scratch to give players a chance to meet each other and roleplay together. Many of these events are announced through advertisements that are displayed in our #in-character Discord channel and our forums. Thanks @DxRK for the most recent rally event!
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