Apologies in advance but I am going to pick out things of this thread in stance of my own opinion. Thanks for making a thread to try improve AL for the future >:D
Problem is, not many people enjoy spamming windows key and driving a truck around for an hour or so. Would like to see more encouragement for runs as a passive way to earn cash but this isn't the best way to do it.
AL has a lot of banks if you plop it all on at once. It might kill FPS I think but I wouldn't mind a revised rotation system. I think on rotations, there will always be a certain bank that is there for all rotations, like abandoned or shipping because it seems it's the rebel's favorite.
If city limit rules are gone, then the APD will always need presence in the area, it would become infested with gangs with rebel weaponry. I suppose this idea would be an interesting change but it would require changes to the APD. Patrolling in paper cars with water guns would end bad for us if we would be facing rebel gangs in a city like environment constantly.
Kits/loadouts = Hell yeah, would be good for cop as well.
Do you mean that new players have no choice but to spawn in Adelaide? Problem is Adelaide is dead. Yeah, it is a new player environment as you can't get shot but it is dead. Sort of like playing on Rust or 7 Days. Yeah, it's easy to start on a dead server but people like to interact with other players, even if it's a good way (making friends), or a bad way (getting shot). New players are going to need to learn fast that Altis Life in this server is a poor country ran by bandits and rebels and need to watch their back at all times.
I believe some that have committed minor offences has already been unbanned but I may be wrong. Just note there was a looooooooooad of people that duped and was given many many chances but just duped in the end again. It is a hard choice for a community to survive when half of itself is full of rule breakers but it's the reality of ARMA3's community, if not, Straya AL's community. What I would think would be a good idea is to revoke some older bans (minor-medium) from like 4 years ago. Now and then, I see people trying to join but is comm banned years ago.
I've seen a few proposals of this but I personally don't think the s management will pass it through. But I want to see this implemented for sure.
Sorry but I flat out disagree with this proposal. Sydney/kav from what I remember from years ago has always been our main focus and will always be. It's the largest city on the map and the PD just fits nicely where it is currently. The server currently does not have enough population to support activity across 2 major cities. For ideas like, I suggest forwarding it to command/cabinet but I personally think this will not be considered.
Yes, syd rats are annoying af however that is what Altis Life is. A cooked country full with a gang problem where if you walk into the dark back streets by yourself, you're going to have a bad day when a hatchback sport pulls up behind you.
Sydney is the most active and most chaotic which is why we are always focusing on Sydney. When it is quiet, as said by cabinet, COs are always encouraged to enable global patrols past airport.
When a situation happens, almost always a unit would require backup for their safety. Spreading out units over a large proportion of the map is not a bad idea if the server is quiet at the time, but at all times Sydney would need to have at least 2 ground units in or nearby the city.
For police matters, I recommend forwarding ideas to command/cabinet and discussing it there. Thanks for thinking up a bunch of ideas, other than the bug fixes that come now and then, would like to see new concepts implemented.