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dzgapaan last won the day on August 4 2022

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  1. Blaming people for not having a decent RP is understandable, but BION, ROUX, and then ROZE were trying to improve some things. We just needed more time to do it. However, banning gambling basically was one of the reasons of LS-RP's downfall, because gambling was FEEDING many other fields on this server. For example, because of Casinos, money was flowing and it was easier to fund club, clothing shop, restaurant, bar, jewelry store openings & other legal non-script based operations. It was the source of RP that was feeding the civilian life of the server and it was whacked just by one wrong decision which was banning the gambling. Not a lot of people know how many legal businesses were operating around gambling field. Furthermore there were factions that based themselves on bartenders, security officers, event organizers, and drivers, because of increased demand. Besides, real corporate role-play was created first time on this server. I know that there were many problems in gambling, but instead of making them illegal (banned in OOC), we should have tried to IMPROVE it. Illegal factions can always have their illegal gambling operations. We can work this out to make it more attractive for civilian role-players, but banning the legal gambling is not a correct way.
  2. LS-RP's golden years were from 2012 to 2015. In golden years I mean the activity of the server. In these years fun and realism were balanced. Mobs did not try to act like real life modern low profile hidden mafia and gangs were not limited by new ROE. Server went downhill when the management thought that enforcing realism with new additional rules would have helped. I understand your opinion, but at the end of day it is a Grand Theft Auto and people crave for some action. I understand that in real life you may not see 30 gang members shooting each other, but hey...it's a game. We are here to have fun, right? I understand that modern mafias don't "shake down" businesses like they did back in 20th century, but hey, it's a game once again. From my point of view, realism and fun must be balanced. You can always have your character development with out removing action from your role-play. For example, limiting player count to participate in a faction war just kills the fun for half of the faction. Closing down Casinos and Betting shops instead of helping them to improve role-play is wrong. Official OCGs not willing to deal their drugs/guns with most of the players/factions is wrong.
  3. Depends on the PERSON. For example, for me the Mafia and Gang RP became very boring, because they started acting like modern organizations. They used to stay low profile and were very limited by ROE (As I remember there were rules that even prevented more than 4 members to participate in a faction attack).
  4. Are you fucking with us, bro? People from 08 should already be in almshouses or dead.
  5. Is that some kind of ego trip? Not sure, bruh...if you want to preserve the history, you can always copy old important threads and have them here posted in relevant sections.
  6. You are a clown, even if you roll with a gang, you are 2x clown. Fella be bragging on forums how cool he is , instead of concentrating on business, making schemes and earning money. That's why you are fucking clown and stupid.
  7. Why can't Mmartin log in on forums and write here or on similar threads a word or two, it would clearly calm players down. It needs only few minutes, fellas.
  8. I was a Senior Licensing Official under different Mayors, so I can put a word or two to answer your questions. When Mayor was changing, they were not discharging directors of Bureaus and Departments, if they did their job well. Basically, these departments/bureaus were like sub-factions in a faction. However, Mayor's office still used to take a huge part in developing them. Paper work became headache in the government. Imagine, I had to forum PM all registered businesses (RP'd as an e-mail) and ask them, if their business was still operating. Also, there were pointless duties like collecting monthly license fees that used to make us spend unnecessary time on forums, filling pointless information. It was not role-played well and it did not bring anything to the table for the server. Another duty of a licensing official was to ask businesses register on forums and obtain necessary licenses. To be honest, application form was not hard or time consuming. Business owners had to fill basic information , then they had an inspection and the business was fine to open. However, it caused lots of drama. Many criminals tried to insult or attack licensing officials, then these licensing officials used to pay back by locking their places up or having constant investigations over their premises. It used to turn into OOC hassle and many criminals with P2W attitude were mad at the BoL, because they couldn't bully the government. Of course, there were lots of bad Licensing Officials as well whose role-play was unrealistic and the Bureau did not have motivation to fire them, because there wasn't anyone else to do all those forum works. Anyway, we were trying to develop and actually we had lots of improvements under Susan Litcher's and Bloodseeker's leadership. Then admins decided to make a new government that would be more professional and would not make people hate the Bureau of Licensing. So, there was a revamp, they fired all of us and messed up the faction which we we had built step by step during 2013 - 2016. They did not ask for suggestions, they did not listen to us and made a new government that should work, but guess.... It did not. They made new business registration forms to look more professional, increased bureaucracy, increased fines, increased licensing fees and of course it did not work and it caused even more drama (more corruption, more lethal decisions, more OOC hassle e.t.c) . So they had one more revamp and they created a State Government. They were role-playing like politicians and had a different style. Yes, they had a good role-play, but it was not followed by the server. They did not interact with others, they had a circle and they were operating in this bubble. They did not bring anything to the table for the rest of the server. I know that many people won't agree with me, especially those who were in this State Government. Furthermore, there was a second problem. Basically, the government suffered from inactivity. I was always advocating for less bureaucracy, more transparency and in game activity, but high ranks were always trying to make everything complicated. I think that in new government we must try to have everything balanced. I agree with you that people don't join this server to spend hours of their game-play on forums. I hope that modern government will be less strict to players, will actually work on events and useful projects. Also, I hope that new Bureau of Licensing will be taken seriously, this faction needs modifications and they can turn it into a LEA like faction that will be professional, will have strict rules for its members and more transparency for the community.
  9. I remember you. Government HQ at courts and you being privileged going to VIPs with PD/SD/FD Chiefs and Francis Maurer :D. That motivated me to rank up on LS-RP
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