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  • luckylizards

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    1. luckylizards

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      Im going to 100% agree with you on this one. My RP for years has been centered around having a functioning operational used car dealership in the city where people could come, see a car, test a car, haggle over prices, all kinds of stuff...it was HOURS of rp almost every night...that RP is 1000% gone now. It's extremely unfortunate. Great idea in theory but I do think that it has had many unintended consequences. The harm it has done certainly outweighs the good.
    2. The Delorean's top speed IRL is about 100 so that car is pretty much spot on IMO.
    3. The issue I see here is one of time and resources. People submit all these grand things to do with businesses but then they peter out after 2 weeks. Take the vanilla unicorn for example. There have probably been 30 "grand openings" this year just because people get it and do something with it for 2 weeks and then disappear. It would literally take an admin committing to this as a full time job to do nothing but monitor inactive businesses and houses. I think they do a great job of getting to it when they can but its really just an impossible task to keep up with.
    4. I don't think anyone really wants to see a big queens come back. The whole point was to get people into Brooklyn. IMO good riddance to GTA Online.
    5. I agree with all the points that are made here. Unfortunately mechanics and cars have become the only thing left to do. People have been allowed to sit on businesses without doing anything with them. This new way of dishing out businesses was supposed to fix that but when you have members of the admin team that have been tying up businesses for years with no RP, i kinda have some doubts that they will ever fix that problem. Not gonna institute rules that would hurt themselves. We all know the economy issues...moving on. The crime. This is where things can EASILY be fixed. The biggest issues with the crime is the punishments. I understand that the DOC and the detectives want RP, however, we are locking people up for the 9s for jaywalking at this point....its ridiculous. I am friends with 17 (yes i counted them) people that have been here for over a year providing RP but have left for good because they cant RP anymore. They cant do anything without being dumped in jail for weeks. Im hoping that a change to this will come soon.
    6. I'm throwing this out there. The 9's are getting OUTTA CONTROL lol. People are getting the 9's for assault now. I've been around long enough to see a lot of different variations of the 9's but I have never seen it like this. The 9's were always reserved for the worst of the worst. Now, the criminals have to be afraid to do any RP because they might get stuck in a hole for 2 weeks. The 9's need to be completely reworked. Please lets get back to a time when you RP'd a crime, RP'd an arrest, paid the fine, did your time and get rid of this instaperma jailing stuff.
    7. IMO complaining about getting the 9s is not the issue. In fact, getting the 9s can add a ton of in jail and court RP to the city. I work in the DOJ now and it has been an eye opening experience to see all that goes on behind the scenes. With that said, I believe the issue is in the way we do things. There is absolutely no excuse for RPers to sit in a pretend jail for weeks on end because it takes 417 people to all be able to coordinate their schedules in order to have court to get people out. I understand wanting to make things as realistic as possible but with the limited resources (lawyers, judges, DAs, etc) its just not practical. SOOO many people have said screw BigCity at this point because they are just stuck. This is a suggestion forum so I offer a suggestion. 5 days is the max on the 9's. If you can get your case done within 5 days, you fully RP court etc. If you go over 5 days, then you are prompted when you come into the city. You can elect to get out of jail but you have to pay the fines you are charged with, plus a huge early release "fee" Make the fee big enough that it deters people from just sitting for the 5 days and getting out. Lasty, we always hear the same argument against any reform like this and before someone says "well 5 days isn't enough time to get all the DOJ stuff done....." if DOJ can't get efficient enough to figure out how to finish RP within 5 days, then it doesn't need to exist.
    8. Hit an officer with a shotgun 4 times...still got arrested lmao
    9. I'm gong to bring this one back from the dead. The car sales and real estate sales on here are destroying the RP in the city. If I put a car out for sale in city and tweet about it, hits really hit or miss on if you can get someone to come look because they just look on the forum and do the deal OOC in discord. If I put it on here, I can get 5 DMs in my discord in 10 minutes. It kills the RP in the cities. We really need to take the sales of cars and Houses off the forums and get it back in the cities. Get the RP going. I mean if we are doing it with cars, why not with guns?
    10. There is one flaw that I say with this idea and I will try to explain it as best as possible. So let's say I have a character named Brian. Brian owns a house. Brian gives level for access to my friend Joe. Now Joe can do everything with the house that Brian can do. I then log on to my other character let's say his name is Jack. Go now has the ability to give Jack access to the house. Now that Jack is one of the people that's listed with access on the house, I can now switch back to my character Brian and remove Joe from level four and give Jack level four. Essentially what that could create is people abusing the system to have one character basically owning unlimited houses. I hope you get what I'm saying here
    11. And i can respect that point of view and please don't misunderstand....I mean no disrespect at all, i think its a good healthy discussion. I feel like at the end of the day, I'm here to further my RP, build a character, and enjoy the time that I get away from real life to play. The last thing that I should be forced to do is work around your schedule in order to continue my experience. People who RP lawyers have lives too and can't be expected to be available 24 hours a day. How about a middle ground solution. Run it like EMS. If EMS are online in the city, you have to wait a lot longer in order to take a flight to the hospital. If there are none available, then the time is reduced automatically. Do the same with DOJ. If you are booked by the cops and DOJ is in city and available, then you are sentenced to the 9s and the RP can be allowed to play out. If there are no DOJ online and available, you get sentenced to a lengthy few hour stay and then are released. At the end of the day I feel like when a player is killed in the street, they don't lay in the street until EMS comes on duty. Why should people have to sit around and wait for DOJ to come on duty.
    12. This in itself i think highlights the problem. We have quality RPers that sit for days on end waiting for someone else to be available for them to RP with. This takes these quality RPers essentially out of the cities while they wait sometimes days for an attorney to get everything together for them. This seems like force RP honestly. I think the notion of having quality depth RP for DOJ is a great premise but the execution is lacking. IMO there should be a time limit on the 9's just like there is a time limit on waiting for EMS if they aren't available. Once you have spent X amount of hours in jail (you have to be in the server of course), you are automatically released. If someone uses that "timer" to avoid interacting with DOJ and attorneys, then make it a rules violation just like it is when people skip EMS even though they are available.
    13. We already have this. Its just up to people to creatively RP. we run a used car lot out of mech shop 6 parking lot. Just watch twitter. Its open almost daily!
    14. Oh I love this. You are absolutely correct. I think that part of it is a great resource. I really should have been more specific. I dont see advertising a business as any different than getting a billboard lol. I should have clarified better that I meant buying and selling things.
    15. 100%. Yeh it says in character on the site. I do a ton of car buying and selling since my character is a used car salesman. All of the ads on the classifieds say "email me" and give their discord. Once it leaves the site and goes to discord, its just a total meta free for all....99% of people don't stay in character. The deal is just done and then schedule to meet in a city. Money is exchanged and it takes a huge RP generator and turns it into a 30 second interaction. One thing I think we are missing too much of is people taking their RP into their own hands. There doesn't need to be a car dealer job to RP a car dealer. I literally use a parking lot lol. People could start a real estate firm and do it totally in city. We used to have that. Could add so much fun interaction.
    16. Title says it all. I love the convenience but it really takes a HUGE piece of RP and takes it outta the city. If people want to sell cars, the can RP it out on city. Same with houses, businesses, etc. In the city Ive had massive rp scenarios selling and buying alot of stuff. What the classifieds to is allow people to just make out of game deals which are meta over discord by calling it "email"
    17. Man that viper is fire. What I wouldnt give for that.
    18. Player run recreational businesses such as a bowling alley or a basketball arena would be cool.
    19. I want to second this idea and expand on it a little bit. I have been basically operating a used car business out of Mech Shop 6 for quite some time now (Rockets Rides). The biggest obstacle has been the shear volume of inventory that is out there. So it used to be that if a person worked hard, they could buy a car and have value in their purchase once the car left the store. When all the cars were put back in, everyone lost value. So here's my thought: Put a cap on how many of each car can be in the city. Once that cap is reached, the car is no longer sold at the dealership and you have to go through a used car dealer in order to secure the car. For example, lets say that there are 100 Ferraris in the city and you want to make it so that there can only be 125. Once another 25 are sold, it disappears from the store. From time to time, an audit can be done and cars that are abandoned in people's garages because they left the city months ago can then be added back into the store inventory. This would be like when we do the house and business purge every so often. Used car lots could be set up just like the showroom garage. As it is right now, I run to a public garage, pull a car, drive it to shop 6 and then repeat that process for 10 cars that i want to put out for sale. If we made it more like the showroom, Used dealers could just pull inventory at the lot for display.
    20. A couple large communities did it recently and I think its time to follow suit. Reset the money and get the prices back in line where they should be.
    21. Make it a community rule that we are not allowed to sell imports in the public cities. Now that the store is closed, people make a business of going to brooklyn, buying imports, then bringing them to Bronx to sell. It not only defeats the purpose but it also give an incentive for people to leave Brooklyn
    22. So I have a little bit of a different take on this. I was a Lt. in the PD until about 6 months ago. I found that as hard as we tried to create new RP and new ways of doing things, we just kept getting knocked down harder. Maybe I can best sum this up in an example. Cops in the city have been complaining about the state of RP and the gangs in the cities for as long as I can remember. This leads to a lot of good cops getting frustrated, throwing their hands up in the air and quitting. That in turn leads to a lack of officers on duty. Many months ago we went through this exact situation. All of CoC was informed how bad we were doing, we were crap, and the lack of CopRP was all our fault. This led to firings, mass quitting, and a total restructuring of the department. Fast forward 6 months and it all happened again. We never learned from the lessons of the last time. This is not to put a spotlight on any person or group. I say this to say that the problem is not the PD. The problem of never having EMS is not a problem with the FDNY. The lack of RP in the cities is not caused by the folks that have been here since the beginning. The problem is one of a culture that has been built over a period of years. It is widely believed (whether this is fact or not) that shitlords are given the spotlight, serious RPers are punished for creating real RP, and if you do what is in the best interest of the community then you too will eventually be abused and knocked down. I have seen so much positive progress in the past few months. From granted access to breaking up legion, things are looking up. Don't get discouraged. Let's just keep chugging along. With this new direction, I'm really confident that we will be headed the right way. Once the community goes in that new positive direction, so will the whitelist departments.
    23. 100% agree. It "shouldn't" be about farming the loot. In my opinion what is being talked about here is a symptom of a much bigger issue. In one hand, management always wants to stop the constant criminal activities and comes up with new creative ways to deter people. On the other hand, management then builds an economy with a decent car costing at least 5 million dollars while legal jobs pay 2000. You back people into a corner where all they can do to make that kind of money is constant crime. Long story short, to sum up every one of my responses to every post....the economy is F###ED lol
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