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  1. Hello, We're still hard at work and today I'd like to give you a few development updates so you can see what we've been cooking up. Before anything though - I KNOW! You want to see some of that juicy illegal faction action. Drogas, gats, theft, all of that. Well sorry but not today. The Faction Team + some other members of our team have been hard at work preparing a thought-through bullet proof scheme to give our illegal scene the attention it deserves. LS-RP prides itself on being home to the most legendary factions of any online Roleplay community and we want to be sure we're doing things right before we start parading them around. So shoutout to all of you and I promise I'll show you some stuff you're going to love soonTM For the time being, let's talk about our clothing system. Which is your favorite hoodie? Is it Drawable 92, texture 12? Or Drawable 200, texture 0? You know... the yellow looking o-- forget about it. Forget about sliders and arrow buttons to click through every clothing item out there. Highlights The system is entirely integrated and you will never have to think about an undershirt again. If a shirt has an undershirt counterpart, the system detects it and uses it. There are no concepts of "undershirts" visible to the player. You can see a preview of any clothing item in your inventory, or in a store - without even trying it on. Some items have alternative states (hoodies with hoods on, unzipped jackets, etc). You can switch between those & the system will match your perfect undershirt for it. Just make sure it's compatible, or you'll be walking about with your belly button out. Clothing items are inventory item entities, which means you can store them in furniture (drawers, closets). They can be placed in bags, given to other players, stolen, etc. Different stores will hold different types of clothing items. Don't go looking for a fancy suit in Sub Urban. We're adding custom models for clothing. We aren't decided yet whether to use IRL brands or not. Let me know what you think about that. TL;DR, show me the video Besides that, there's still a lot of work going on behind the scenes. We're preparing electronics stores, character applications (which should open soon for our Patreon supporters), Kane's cooking up a great damage & death system and much more. It's been great to see the community engagement since we've opened the forums up. Love seeing new and old faces around. Thanks for all the support, can't wait for you all to play! Kind regards, Mmartin
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  4. Who are The Los Santos Crime Family? Today, the mafia's nothing like its tragedized depiction. The majority of programs you see or movies you watch are for production and production alone and bare no association to the modern day operations of the mafia. Largely exaggerated and burlesque almost, the illustration of the mafia and what the mafia actually are couldn't been more contrasting. More often than not you hear about how the mafia has lost its way because everything's evolving. Southern San Andreas and its drug trade is dominated by the street and prison gangs, extortion in the 21st century? Backroom games are not what they once were. You can win more in a casino and it's declarable income. Everybody's a lender these days. You could get a couple grand with a 200 credit score and wouldn't have to worry about getting your face smashed in if you came up short. Forget brothels, the entertainment industry's still thriving but much like twenty years ago, it proved impossible for the LS mafia to infiltrate the sex workers unions. But not everything has to be a takeover and most gangsters in Southern San Andreas are happy with just a taste. At the end of the day, mobsters are circumventors. They evade, outwit and out-think their competition, usually the government, with strategies and crafty techniques. You could illegalize anything and they'd find a loophole to make it legal. This is why you hear people call them schemers. They're always scheming. The mafia are like chameleons, they use their camouflage to blend in with the environment they're in and hide from their predators. In this case, the government. Especially today with most of them going legit. Long gone are the days of blood and thunder, it's not like it once was. You don't have to worry about opening your car door and getting blown half way across Bensonhurst. There'd be more concern if you were invited for a coffee. In today's day and age it's meeting after meeting. This is just how it is in San Andreas. The Los Santos crime family is probably the one you haven't heard of. For centuries the term "mafia" has been associated to the East Coast and its five families. When the mafia is referenced, you think Gambino, Lucchese, Bonanno, Genovese and even Colombo. But the last thing that comes to mind is Los Santos and the Los Santos crime family. Even in the West Coast mafia's heyday its most prominent members came from out of town. Nick Licata, John Roselli and most infamously mob-boss turned FBI informant "Jimmy the Weasel" Fratianno. Unlike the East Coast, the West Coast's landscape wasn't tailor made for them and the demographics favoured the minorities and this is why the organizations like the cartels, street gangs and the motorcycle clubs all excelled. The Los Santos crime family has never been on the same wave length as Chicago or New York's families and its influence peaked during Jack Dragna's reign running into the 50s but despite constantly being referenced as extinct, the LS crime family is better described as weakened. Over the years dating back to the nineties, many East Coast based mobsters have tried to revamp the family which has been described as "being on its last legs" for well over two decades now but have often came up short. The demographics of Los Santos are what make recruiting new members a tall order and is partially the reason its member base remains in constant short supply. Over the years the debilitated crime family has had its fair share of trials and tribulations. Many of the aforementioned East Coast based mobsters come and go and many of the LS natives struggle to keep a stake in the ground because of the meagreness of the city. Constantly losing ground to prominent West Coast dominant factions like the Mexican Mafia, Eurasian Organized crime and other minority street gangs. Their influence may have thinned but their presence was always there and as long as there is businesses, there is a mafia. Many of what's associated to the mafia on the East Coast isn't on the West and that is through a lack of control. Their control over unions, construction, sanitation and the port isn't as economical as it once was, if at all. But like anywhere they go, they adjust. Many claim that the "LS crime family" is very much overstated and that any presence within LS are satellite crews of bigger families but anyone familiar with the landscape would testify that the majority of its administration are involved in legitimate business and are well into their fifties. The argument of these "satellite crews" taking over was debunked by journalist Ross Gallo who stated, "the LSPD have a close alliance with the FBI. The feds would catch wind of any East Coast gangster making their way to LS, contact an LSPD detective and tell them to leave. They didn't ask, they told. After all, the LSPD was the "biggest gang in Los Santos." One way they'd fly under the radar is that they'd send unknowns over to get the lay of the land but it was short lived. The technology, watchlists, security systems and databases in place are state of the art. Truth of the matter is that LSCF members are small fish in a big pond and there's bigger fish to fry. They've never undisputedly held LS because of the grip the Triads, the Mexican Mafia and their coalition had on the city and the LS mobsters were happy with the piece of the pie they had. Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno's cooperation with the government sent the family into further turmoil when he turned informant. Columnists say Fratianno's testimony is the only reason people know about the crime family at all. Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano was once asked, "what do you know about the LS crime family?" to which he replied, "who?" Alleged boss put behind bars. What now for The Los Santos Crime Family? There was more chance of the LS mobsters dying from old age than to each other or rival factions. The crime family's operations are unknown and largely fly under the radar but sources within the LSPD state that despite being diminished, it's still active. This was evident in The Los Santos Times' most recent article declaring James "Jimmy Ammo" Amato an "underworld boss." Amato was never a boss but he was the closest thing to it. At the time of the indictments on the majority of the administration, Amato was paving the way for these young up-and-comers. He pathed the way for "the younger generation of wiseguys in LS," something that was unprecedented given the demographics. After his indictment a restructure was in order. Sergio "Big Serg" Turrisi and Carlo "Top Cat" Tornatora colluded with Eugene Chinaglia to reshape, restructure and re-establish the organization with Chinaglia in the driver's seat. For once, even through turmoil, the crime family had structure and foundations. Their old school values helped bring the mob back to its roots which was prioritizing subtleness. Chinaglia knew supervising the raw and untutored mobsters would be a tall order, especially on the West Coast, he appointed Joseph Rana as captain to oversee the operations of the wide-eyed gangsters. For once there was a sense of familiarity on the streets. If someone came your way you could point and say, "that's so and so." This was a step in the right direction and gave the family what they wanted all along: control over their own politics This chip on his shoulder grew larger by the day. Los Santos' "mob scene" has always been awkward and unkempt and that's part to do with everyone with Italian roots throwing their hat into the mix. Which, for years, went uncontested and is why Los Santos is largely considered an "open city" despite having a mob presence. Despite having control over certain parts and rackets within the city, it's still largely an LCN melting pot. And one of those with their hands on the wooden spoon was George "Max" Agrippa. George was controlled, calculated and unreserved at times and prior to the conglomeration was making moves himself to be in a position of prominence. Agrippa, nephew to one of those indicted with Amato, was a captain. In an attempt to keep the family tight-knit, Chinaglia honoured Amato's promise to Agrippa and stayed true to his word in the interest of maintaining influence and control. And just like that, two splinter cells became instrumental figures in Chinaglia's crime family. Journalists and experts don't know what to expect. Some claim the insurgence is overstated, others speculate that the family's gained a lot of ground. What they all acknowledge is that everything's up in the air. OOC Any questions or concerns can be directed towards myself, @Chuckles, @Jake or @Dynatron.
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  5. Hi, I'm back, I'm excited to be apart of LS-RP again. Between 2014 to 2021, I was making videos mostly on LS-RP. I always found it to be the best server to express your own, personally-crafted, but at the same time challenging and dynamic, story. I have little doubt that LSRP V will be even greater than LSRP was. My YouTube channel PS. Some of you may've heard I was involved in some drama with another Rage MP server. So just to be clear: I'm not banned on any roleplay servers, but my character did get force-killed, despite me having appealed and proven to not have broken any rules. Ever since then, especially after LS-RP SAMP server shut down, I wasn't able to find a hardcore roleplay server that suits my needs AND doesn't judgementally kill characters over OOC opinion. I hope my search is over.
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