New protocol is out bois, so I took a gander at it and other than the newly added formatting issues is looks pretty good... lol, anyways hilarious side points aside let's have a chat about it.
Lets start with the first point 1.1, why does it say you will be banned? When it should be blacklisted?
@Caldweld @Zaydan @Ryan King @The Silverback Is corruption a bannable offence? This does not make things clear. Or too what extent is corruption bannable?
To what extent is 1.10 defined? And how will this be moderated, as this clause was never used in the old systems but available as a last resort (Thus Deputy and Commissioner only) but this rewrite seems to invite officers to make use of it. I'm all for getting a SAC to grant me permission to break protocol freely but quickly that undermines the point.
3.1 do verbal threats count? I mean it is threatening to be threatened
3.12 is fun, I assume it means intentionally. If someone is spraying my SUV in the middle of the road, the get out animation will get me killed so what if I forget to brake? Thus my SUV happened to hit him and then he gets dead. Just get the devs to change the damage handling so the knockover never happens - go back to old ARMA with death by car. VDM needs its time in helpdesk too.
Personally I have always felt that 4.17 is silly, anyone who wears their airsoft gear around the streets will get stopped, questioned and likely searched in NZ, probably in Aus too. If there is a gunfight and someone is seen fleeing without a weapons, that would be grounds for suspicion. Let's be real, it isn't that easy in real like to shove a rifle in a backpack and blend in lol. Mainly because Rifles are big and real bags are pretty small haha
4.20 (lol... edgy) What is the max fine again? Did the increase get rolled back, I don't recall - what? It has been over 8 months
What has actually changed in 12.1?
12.4 well... that is hardly very roleplay very disappoint
Who is running the Black-Ops, corruption olympics division? Sorry, I mean who is running the Undercover division?
16.1 rank is too low. NCO roles are so trivial they should be included, historically only CO ranks mattered for activity which is feel is sensible
16.2 So does this mean that the 5 hours still applies to everyone? Why up from 4? It was hard enough to get good officers to stay. Compelling them with threats to rank never really worked out haha but did allow for removing people who quit - which was really the purpose of the clause.
16.3 What LOA form? And what rights do Cabnoot reserve to judge the validity of them? Bulldog always took months of BS LOA's because he didn't feel like it. What will you do in such situations?
17.1 No mention of changing CO? What happens if a more senior officers gets on, then what happens - can they take CO or only if the CO gives it? What if only SO's are online, do they have to take it or give it to someone random? Granted there are good reasons for both - SO taking CO helps them demonstrate what is expected assuming they are any good and helps connect the force to the highest ranks, ensures that people feel the SO's are still there and playing. If they don't have to then they can opt out and just give it to someone to observe how they manage... or they could be just being lazy kinda depends on the case. So could go either way or both but currently goes unmentioned.
19 - too sparse really. I think this should be expanded, removing people who are shit is hard if there are no criteria for it. As they say, it is very hard to take back a promotion.
25.8 given how antsy people get about promotions why not expand this to state they don't count if they are in the same gang. Everyone seems to lose their damn minds about senior ranks lol because reality doesn't matter.
Now to make some comments on the Pilot rules. @Chris Evans
So excited to see these rules back... not. Anyway, 4.0 is just the start of that epic jerk circle in pilot - only 25 Senior Pilots, why bother? Pilot was always the biggest wank in the cop force except when detective was used to create a different set of rules to suit themselves and their leader.
More effort should be made to leave Pilot rank to demonstrated skill, not creating homoerotic elite clubs for little reason. Too many Cabinet members is an issue for decision making but too many senior pilots isn't an issue for any reason at all lol.
5.9 Sorry... what? How can a grounded instructor teach people to fly? Shouldn't grounded instructors not be instructors? Clearly their judgement is lacking unless you are going to simply ground people for accidents which is a bit of a shit thing to do.
Please, Pilot worked so well until stupid shit around Senior Pilot quotas, barely capable instructors and bullshit points systems turned up. It is a certification not a full time role (if you don't want it to be) by your own admission.
Now for SPG @Infinity
Lets try and avoid an elitist wankfest like both SPG and Pilot used to be. I'm happy for you that it is back... but seriously, make some effort for it not to be the most boring bs on the force lol.
Remove Prowlers, they are a pile of shit. Use a hunter or an SUV, Prowlers are disappointments with wheels. I cannot think of a worse thing to enter a firefight in. I doubt @Nuts rolls around in a convertible to do his work... just saying.
Given that I have yet to see more than 6 cops on at any given time, is it an issue that it will likely be months before SPG can even launch?
SPG always jerked around and pretended it wasn't a tactical kill squad... but that is what it is designed to do. Yes tazing and such is best but let's be real... all the words in the world saying it isn't when it blatantly is won't change much . Just look at your own description of it lol.
What is the SPG interaction with the CO? Are they assuming CO, do they get to ignore the CO are they the CO's personal pet squad to do as they please? Arguably the Team Leader is simply the tactical and operational instructions for optimal safe performance but has no control over what the CO instructs them to do. If you make them seperate to work individually then that just makes issues for the CO because SPG seldom acknowledge the chain of command - SPG is a certification (correct?) so they have no natural authority of their own.
Prowlers are the biggest joke in ARMA besides murderous stairs. Just saying, don't do that shit.
SPG was good when Yuki ran it, channel your inner Yuki. He didn't use shitty Prowlers, embrace the Yuki-ism.
Let the comments be freeeee! Comments and discussion advised and encouraged but don't hurt my feelings or I might cry.