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    1. zed

      @Turbanator Orrrrrrrr.... you can stick to I&A and we can stick to AL? No disrespect to you, I don't know you but the fact that you decided to come into an AL discussion and poach some players has reinforced my initial decision to stay as far away from I&A as possible. We are trying to better our community, try not to get in the way of that please.
    2. zed

      You're still trying to compare Straya to other servers. It's not worth it, it's better to just build upon what Straya is already known for. We had a good system and a lot of pop back in the day and that was for a reason. Straya AL is not a strict roleplay server with custom addons, it's a place for people to come on and have some fun. Those people who want a strict roleplay server can go find one. Also, "shooty shooty" is what makes AL fun and nobody can ever or will ever change that. That is the reason why people play video games after all am I right? to have fun, and potentially do things that they wouldn't be able to in real life. Everyone can go and pick some apples or talk to people in real life. However, not everybody can go and join a rebel gang and drive in armoured vehicles looking for people to rob and shoot at. It's exciting and it's what draws people to altis life. I guess what I'm really trying to say is, people are diverse. No two people want the same thing and no two server is exactly the same. Straya should stop trying to copy the style of any other server and instead build their own. If I am being completely honest, we already had our own unique identity and presence in the arma 3 community pre wipe but for some reason people wanted the server to become more like olympus and the server started to die. Both rebels and cops (from what I can see) agree that the idea to try and 'become another server' was a bad one and it would be best to revert to how things used to be. You're right, eventually arma 3 will die out and slowly but surely it is happening. However, I'm sure I speak for most people when I say that the best possible outcome would be for staff to revert things to the way they were and let the server die out in peace as StrayaGaming Altis Life, not Olympus.
    3. zed

      Agreed, and changing the meta to encourage players who aren't in gangs to join one will help with that.
    4. zed

      I agree that it's up to the player to play the game how they want to play it, but altis life has a competitive aspect. It is a PVP based RPG after all, therefore everybody wants to be the best. This means that many players, often the dedicated ones (ie rebels and cops) are willing to sacrifice their time to make as much money as they can in order to buy the best gear possible. The thing I don't understand is the idea that it has to be a sacrifice for those dedicated players, why can't the meta change back to what it used to be in order to make earning money fun again.
    5. zed

      Learn to read monkey man
    6. zed

      My point is that it isn't worth doing anything different because the most profitable thing to do is Gems, but doing gems is boring. I'm suggesting that instead of doing something boring for cash, the meta should change so that people are having fun whilst earning cash. Also, thanks for the link I wasn't quite sure what an RPG was
    7. zed

      That's much appreciated. Perhaps the higher ups should look to recruit some more AL players for the community team. I'm pretty sure that AL is SG's highest earning server and (maybe not anymore) highest pop server as well.
    8. zed

      That's true, but Gems were still the meta when I left so nothing has changed in that regard.
    9. zed

      Hello everybody, as you have probably been made aware by the title, I am going to take the time today to give my input into what I believe the server needs in order to draw back old players and gain new ones. The information I am going to produce in this 'letter' (if you will) has been sourced from my own in game experiences as well as recent discord discussions involving current and active players as well as management and development staff. The first issue that I feel I should comment on is the recent comparison between Olympus and Straya, specifically the guns portion of it. One thing people need to understand is that straya is.. or at least WAS a unique altis life server. It had it's own set of rules and regulations that differed it from the likes of Olympus and even direct competitors like darkside. Straya was straya because it gave players the opportunity to use bigger and better weaponry but at the same time made said weaponry relatively hard to obtain. Anybody who says that it's not fun to use a navid and spray people down like Johnny Sins standing in front of Madison Ivy is lying. Obviously being obliterated by a 9.3mm LMG is not fun, but it gives dedicated players the incentive to put in effort and grind to obtain the same weaponry so that they aren't humiliated again. Also, it's unfortunate but Straya just isn't capable of competing with Olympus.. period. The US servers have so many more players which makes it nearly impossible to get similar numbers. That's why instead of trying to copy Olympus' style, straya should try to become unique again by adding those weapons back in. The second issue I would like to touch on is the fact that legal runs (rather than illegal runs) are now more profitable for both rebels and civilians. Yes, gems do give players a reason to get on and grind for many hours and yes that does increase population. But it's ****ing boring. Nobody actually wants to sit there for hours clicking windows key to get a bit of fake currency just to go to the same old fight at capture points. Nobody. Instead, people want diversity. There is always going to be a meta, and people will quickly learn what that meta is and start to follow it. However, the current meta needs to change and I will tell you why. Fun. That's the reason. People want to have fun, and I hate to break it to you but not many people are having fun at the moment. Having gang fights at illegal dealer was fun. Yes, uranium was the most overused run for REBELS because rebels were the only people who could afford the risk of doing a uranium run. That's how it should be. Civilians should not be able to make as much money as rebels, plain and simple. Just like in the real world Jimmy from down the street isn't making as much money as Pablo Escobar, but at the same time Jimmy isn't risking death or arrest. This idea may be referred to as being 'unfair' or 'biased' against civs but it's important to understand the definition of civilian in regards to Altis Life. Civs are those people who don't wish to part take in gang or rebel activities but at the same time don't wish to be apart of the EMS or APD. Why on earth does somebody who fits that description need more money than a rebel who needs to purchase equipment and gear as a means of survival. Think about it. Next, I want to talk about the economy. As I tried to explain in that last paragraph, uranium and drug runs should be a rebel or cartel members highest source of income. It should be the activity that dedicated and active players attempt to complete in order to attain large amounts of money. The only issue with this is the exact amount of money that can be made from each run. I am not sure exactly how the economy stands at the moment because I am just coming back from a much needed 'vacation' but I will say that Uranium in it's prime was way too easy. I don't have stats but it was the only run that people were doing because it was the best run BY FAR. I personally believe that Uranium should be the best and most profitable run, but it should also be the highest risk run. A high risk, high reward system is essential in creating a balanced economy. Uranium should be the highest risk but also the highest reward, followed by drug runs and then obviously gem runs for civilians. Besides pricing, nothing needs to change. Uranium can be sold at illegal dealer which is a KOS zone and therefore numbers and firepower is needed to secure each run, drugs must be processed and then sold which can be camped at all times by anybody and then gem runs will be the same as drug runs but obviously it will be less likely that somebody is camping those because most if not all rebels (ie the people who would usually camp) will be camping the higher profit runs like illegal and drug dealer. Maybe discuss prices with the community team, as far as I'm aware the community team has a good understanding of the server and can assist in getting prices right. Those are the main issues I see at the moment. The content is there, capture points ARE fun fights but all we need is a bit of diversity. Illegal dealer can bring that diversity. If you don't agree with what I am saying please comment and let me know, if you do then please like this post and hopefully management will see it. Thanks for reading and have a great day.
    10. zed

      Declaration of Application: - By placing this Application you are not guaranteed placement in the APD. Your Application for Full Time Enlistment into the APD may be Denied if your answers do not meet the minimum word limit, you lie in your answers, have an unsatisfactory history of Server Rule Breaches or fail to agree and acknowledge all statements and declarations in this Application. You Application may also be Denied after an Interview with a member of the Academy Staff. Other testing my be required due to preset standards and results in these could lead to your application being Denied. Cabinet withhold the right veto any application at any stage of enlistment. If you application is Denied a time frame will be placed after which you may reapply. After this reapply period has ended you may use your previous application, unless told otherwise. Acknowledgement of Declaration: (Yes) Basics: - Name: zed TeamSpeak Name: zed Age: 18 Hours Played as Pub Slot before placing this application (minimum 15 Hours): At least 15 Hours on Arma 3: 2100 Steam 64 ID/Player ID: 76561198244399366 Link to Steam Profile: https://steamcommunity.com/id/zedizded/ Recommendation: - You must have two referrals from a Senior Constable or above. If you do not supply two referrals and they cannot be confirmed your application will be denied. (@their name) Referral One: @Uncle Toby Referral Two: @Tonic Induction Training Completed By (Must have been completed no more than 30 days ago): @Tonic Questionnaire: - Why do you want to join the Altis Police Department (100 words min)?: Well as you are more than likely aware (whoever is reading this) I am a well known ex-cop with a long and eventful history in the APD. The highest rank I ever achieved was senior constable within the SRT division. I wish to rejoin the APD with the intention of exceeding my limits and proceeding higher than ever before. In addition to this, I have a lot of friends who are apart of the APD and I feel like it would be a good opportunity to reignite some potentially lost or forgotten about friendships. That, and it's a whole lot of fun roleplaying as a police officer. If you are successful; where do you see yourself in 3 months in the APD (50 words min)?: Three months is not a considerable amount of time, but I hope to have reached the rank of senior constable by that time. I also intend on having my polair level one license and maybe a position within academy. I will work as hard as I can to achieve my goals and hopefully go as far as I possibly can, helping others along the way and growing whilst I help others grow. What do you believe you can bring to the Altis Police Department (50 words min)?: Although I have had some time off of Arma 3, when I left my combat abilities were up there. I don't claim to be the best because quite simply I am not, but I guarantee that I am skilled with a gun in hand. My cqc ability and mid range ability as well as decision making skills allows me to often time out-skill my enemies and win battles. I am very experienced in regards to combat. Although I prefer combat to roleplay, I am also a seasoned roleplayer having over 1500 hours (I assume) dedicated to strayagaming altis life alone. I am an approachable person and can handle myself in any roleplay situation. Although my history suggests otherwise, I am also well acquainted with the server and police rules and as a result of this, I can often times use them to my advantage. Do you have any experience as a Police Officers from other servers?: No, only StrayaGaming. Other than Police, what previous role play scenarios have you been a part of on Straya-Gaming?: I am an experienced rebel and civilian. I also play medic occasionally. How much time can you dedicate to the Altis Police Department?: 2-3 hours a day. Have you ever been banned, kicked or watchlisted from Altis Life at any stage? If so when and why: Yes. I have been kicked, watchlisted, banned and warned many times by staff. It is impossible for me to know exactly how many times because I have lost count. I know that it is quite hard to believe somebody after they have broken their word many times before, but I believe in chances. I hope that this time I prove myself to be a dedicated player. Conclusion: - Have you read and understood the Altis Life Server Rules?: (Yes) Have you read and understood the Altis Police Department Protocols?: (Yes) By submitting this application you agree to the limitations of being a Probationary Constable that is set above: (Yes) Do you acknowledge that by partaking in illegal or 'Rebel' activities you do not have the right to apply for Police Divisions within the APD such as S.R.T., Detectives, PolAir and Police Academy or promotion to or past Senior Sergeant: (Yes)
    11. zed

      @luke_ please for the love of god end it you n
    12. zed

      You actually have a brain and I love you for it xx
    13. @Chadd yeah lad you're an easy carry you bot n
    14. zed

      Basics: - Name: Curse (old name was somone evris) TeamSpeak Name: Curse Age: 18 Steam 64 ID/Player ID: 76561198244399366 Hours as Pubslot (Min 15 hours): 30 Induction Training Completed By (Must have been completed no more than 30 days ago): China Questionnaire: - Why were you removed from the APD?: Inactivity Why should you be reenlisted back into the APD?: (50 Words Min): Well I have had a little bit of time off gaming in general and I believe that now that I have decided to return, I am refreshed and ready to start having a good time as a member of the Altis Police Department. I feel more motivated than ever to do well and reach my goals as a cop. When was the last time you played consistently on Cop?: 2 months ago roughly. If you are enlisted into the APD, where do you see yourself in 3 months?: Rank wise, possibly senior constable or sergeant with polair training. What do you believe you can bring to the Altis Police Department?: (50 Words Min): Like I stated in the answer above, after a long break from video games I feel refreshed and ready to commit to new challenges within Altis Life and the APD. I believe that I can bring experience and skill to the Altis Police Department as I used to be of the rank senior constable as well as being a member of the special response team. Are you up to date with the new Police Protocols?: Yes How much time can you dedicate to the Altis Police Department?: I can't give an exact number of hours per week but roughly 2 or 3 hours a day. If you were demoted for any reason other than Inactivity, you are required to have at least two referrals from a Sergeant or above. Who are you referrals (@their forum name): Referral One: @bonked Referral Two: @Truthy
    15. zed

      Don't let the door hit you on the way out mate ;(
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