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Molotov

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  1. As an informational point: This is not possible. But I don't believe the argument that 'some people break the rules so we should just abandon them' is valid. Which is essentially what that boils down too Keep the comments coming.
  2. Welcome everyone to the great debate! Hosted by your least favourite Executive yet favourite troll. BEFORE YOU VOTE, YOU SHOULD READ MY LITTLE COMMENTS BELOW. Despite how much fun I will have reading the nonsense, fallacies, emotive and passionate comments relating to this - it is a genuine question and we will take the results seriously but a marginal majority is not enough to sway me. I may not respond seriously but one problem at a time, right? We generally hate polls because the vocal minority usually rule over them and groups of mindless sheep with just vote for whatever their friend did. Please humour me and try to critically analyse what you think is the best options for the server (and how that would pan out in game) and not just from your selfish position - please think of the server as a whole and everyone's enjoyment. Which applies to all sides of this. Ideally you will also provide comment on what made you select your choice and why you feel it is better than the others. This is extremely important for people who currently (or historically) have played the various factions on the server and may (or may not) sway the management team. Remember to focus your attention on the point at hand, this isn't a chance for you to rant and rave about that one time you got shot and 100% thought it was bullshit. P.S. If your friend told you to come vote a specific option - you have already failed the 'Independent thought' requirement to vote. No one other than staff can see who voted for what so be brave and vote honestly with thought. Many thanks, Molotov Normal community rules apply, btw stupid people win stupid prizes. This is non-binding and no implementation time-frame is guaranteed in the event of an accepted change. You are welcome to try play the 'How much money does it take for Molotov to agree with me' game - results may vary. Squad is still better than FiveM, Squad #1.
  3. I won't comment on the details of the original post as I have not had a chance to take a look, nor am I particularly inclined to do so as Zaydan has made a pretty good response. But to your response to him: Pot calling the kettle black. Sounds like roleplay to me! Roleplaying isn't about using every trick GTA allows you to do (intended or otherwise), what unrealistic rubbish you can tap some keys to achieve doesn't mean it makes any sense in roleplay. We may not be a hardcore roleplay server but common sense and basic realism are certainly still required. We can never clarify rules enough, every situation has a thousand minor details which make it essentially unique - staff have to unpick the whole lot while being abused regardless of outcome. Have you by any chance read the rules? (I am not having a dig but few actually have while still complaining about them). I would note that they have been written (and rewritten) numerous times to try and ensure optimal clarity and reasonableness for the player-base. You should be trying to adhere to not only the exact words of the rules but what they are trying to achieve. If you find yourself looking for loopholes in them then you have already failed. Roleplaying is a cooperative venture and from your comments above you expect to 'annihilate' or win most (or all) of the situations you find yourself in based on your 'skill' (or perceived skill). This is the literal antithesis of roleplaying. Roleplaying is supposed to be building a narrative of events which is reasonable/realistic, allowing you to live out a life very different to your own. Your possessions are very important to you but your life is more important. Are you seriously telling me that you would die to protect your wallet or the contents of it? If that is true, I would bring that into question. From behind a keyboard it may seem reasonable but that is ignoring your safety and the fear from a true life threatening event. Every martial art worth its salt will tell you to just give them your wallet - it is not worth taking a bullet or blade to save some money. You can always make more money while alive, you cannot 'respawn' to have another shot once dead. I don't mean to be harsh but this is precisely the mentality that the server rules are written to stop. A god complex doesn't help roleplay and just causes others to behave in a similar fashion. Poor roleplay brings other down to the same level - you have to display the roleplay you wish to see on the server (regardless of whether you see it personally). Take the high road as in time the rest will follow - I told this to staff and a bunch of police just the other day and I stand by it. A good way to identify what is and what is not roleplay: Is it realistic for an average person or average of your characters 'type'. I don't know any drug dealers who are special forces trained... nor cops (though that is more likely) - ironically the more trained your character is the less likely they would risk death over minor material possessions. How would you feel on the receiving end of this roleplay? Would an objective person consider you actions reasonable and plausible? Or merely the actions of a video game character whose owner does not wish to lose some virtual money which they spent time collecting, knowing that if they die they will just respawn; so it is all good? Just some thoughts for you to mull over since you have an opportunity to do so
  4. Molotov

    G'day

    Welcome, glad you are sticking around. Our Squad community is a little quieter than these raucous FiveM types - I hope to see you on the server. @Patricktan112 is leading the charge on seeding and doing an excellent job, I'm sure he would love the company to get the server rolling each night.
  5. Yeah but they keep claiming that ARMA 4 is years away (only just starting work on it) which means a whole lot of waiting - and they keep talking about new significant patches. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried some more DLC's tbh
  6. When I heard, I really hoped it wasn't true. Cryptic always knew how to exasperate and annoy me, yet made me laugh a half second later. I'll always remember him for his many quirks and his time in helpdesk, despite the powergaming he was a great guy and I'll always remember the long TS chats after a few beers. Two of our number in such a short time, really sucks. RIP Cryptic and Suzaku.
  7. @Walter A charming idea, nostalgia is what fueled the last two attempts. Nostalgia lasts for a week and runs out. So a couple of things from me: I am not against an AL server but don't believe it will succeed - and that is just a waste of time We have no staff, and I wouldn't accept the old staff back - they had their 10 chances to prove themselves and they let it die without batting an eyelash until I started removing tags We would need a handful of solid developers to provide something not available from our competition We would need enough people wanting to play, AL is too large for anything less than 30 or so players to sustain itself. I doubt there is even a market large enough to entice more players, I doubt anyone would leave Straya or any surviving servers to start fresh on Ozzy again ARMA 4 AL is more plausible than any ARMA 3 AL working. But it is all a nice thought.
  8. His mum has to drive something, doesn't she? Seems tough to require parents to buy cars for their kids to provide them with a training vehicle. Might be cheaper in terms of repairs though.
  9. Greeting OzzyGaming, As part of our ongoing efforts to develop depth in the staff team and provide a succession plan for critical roles in the team. We have created an Assistant Manager role, this role is specifically to test the aptitude and skillset of specific Admin's who are deemed to be candidates for Server Manager - Either in the aims of increasing the number of Managers to three or provide a new manager if one were to step down. This role is not a rank given for seniority nor is it given to those who feel they deserve it. The Executive Team and Server Managers select people for this rank out of our pool of Administrators. During their time as an Assistant Manager, they will be granted some limited extra permissions to test their skills and learning ability with certain server systems. However, the core of this role will be seeing how they interact with the community, their leadership potential, and their understanding of our procedures and rules. This role is in all senses a test or trial and after we are comfortable that we know what the person would be like as a manager we will do a final evaluation and either promote them to Server Manager or set them back to Admin. There is no promise of progression to Manager and anyone who is set back to Admin is not permanently 'out', we will provide feedback to them and if we deem them to be a good choice again then they will be given another opportunity after a suitable period. We will be asking for feedback from both staff and the community on the people given this role. At this stage, we only plan to have one person in the role at any given time but we may up that to two if the need arises - or the washout rate is too high The first to be granted this role formally is @Parj, we look forward to working with him and testing his potential. Cheers, Molotov On behalf of the Executive Team
  10. Greetings OzzyGamers, Time for another general update from the Executive Team. Tell us the numbers Molotov! We're nerds too! Earlier this week we surpassed 1,000 Discord members and with nearly 1,800 forum members we are growing quickly (Approx. 20% increase in just a month). This does mean that Discord no longer shows the offline members on the right-hand panel (if you were wondering why it seemed to change). We have also reached over 8,600 unique FiveM accounts and Squad has seen a little over 4,500 unique players in the last 3 months (our data only goes back 3 months, the Squad server has been up for 4 months) - Squad is a fantastic game so I would recommend it to everyone, except those who are permabanned, we have ported most of those over. Life's tough for the permanently banned... What about funding??? In terms of funding, your very generous donations keep the servers online and we have enough money pay half of next month (November, I swear it was just June a little while ago ). This is a reasonable distance from the maximum 'buffer' we agreed with the FiveM collective (Which allowed us to collect up to 3 months in advance to ensure the server keeps being paid). We do this for you lot, I know, we are sentimental like that... (Some of you more than others...) We greatly appreciate all your support, laughs, roleplay and banter. A special thank you to the Staff teams for our servers that work tirelessly on their own time to help make everyone's time enjoyable on the server and resolve the endless stream of issues that arise. We appreciate that with School holidays on recently (and in some places still going) we have seen an influx of players at times when most of our team are at work so we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding. Does staff sound like a bit of you? We have a group of people being considered for staff as we speak but you are still more than welcome to throw your hat into the ring; if you are mature, familiar with the rules and good working with people then we want to hear from you! Check the 'Forms' at the top to apply. I am still looking for more exceptional Squad staff members to assist me with seeding the server every night - and prove they can dominate as a Squad Leader too! What about the future? We continue to look to the future with new games and servers to add to our gaming offering to our (mostly) delightful community - you people. If you would like to see a certain server offered here at OzzyGaming then I invite you to make a suggestion on the forums and we will look into it. It could be for an entirely new game or an old one, or even a service we used to offer that you believe a new spin would be awesome. New games or just suggestions in general, drop them all in here for consideration - OzzyGaming Suggestions FiveM Update?! @Boss and @Caldweld continue to beaver away on the next update with help from @Ryan King, @Zaydan and @MrMagic. We are keeping our cards close on this one as we don't wish to get anyone's hopes up too much and the release date is still not clear. So watch this space and we will keep you all updated as we know more for certain - from what I have seen, it looks great. If you are interested in assisting in the development, apply to join our staff team and we will discuss it further once we get to know you a bit better. Our developers hold an extreme level of trust and we don't just add anyone to the project - we have been burnt several times before so you'll have to forgive our guarded approach. Our developers would need to be committed, able to demonstrate their skills and demonstrate that they are able to take initiative and self-teach without requiring too much handholding. Reminders Just a couple from me this time. If you have an issue in-game, we understand your frustration but please go to Teamspeak or lodge a ticket for assistance rather than spamming aggressively in Discord. If you are submitting a ticket regarding a vehicle please remember to provide the number plate to expedite the process significantly - you make life easy for us and we will resolve your issue faster, then everyone is happy. Discord is excellent for getting the attention of relevant people but is not the place for resolving issues. If you have an issue with a Staff member, please submit a ticket (selecting 'Report a Team Member') these are only visible to the Management team (Executives and Managers) - we take these issues very seriously as it directly impacts the reputation of the server and staff team. Just remember that we don't remove staff member for minor infractions like calling someone a name when frustrated... just like normal helpdesk, complaint punishments match the severity of the infraction - factoring in the position of trust and authority that staff are in, thus held to a higher standard. However, do not mouth off and pick a fight with the staff member in public channels - this makes you look like the problem and will result in swift action taken against you. Our staff are empowered to preserve the integrity of the server and the enjoyment of all - this includes removing recurring problematic players from the server. Just another reminder that our staff are all volunteers, including the Executive Team. This does not mean that 'anything goes' for staff (Staff are bound by staff rules in addition to normal server rules) but this does mean some measure of respect and politeness should be extended to our team. People who just gratuitously abuse and insult our staff for doing their duties will not be tolerated. Once again, a big thank you from the Executive team. You should see most of us in-game and around (Unless we are hiding under aliases to avoid being bothered ) Regards, Molotov On behalf of the Executive Team.
  11. Welcome to the server, cheech
  12. Molotov

    Gday fam

    Welcome to the server robitz
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