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Hello fellow gangbangers, law enforcers & simple civilians (lolnosuchthing),

In light of recent events, Management has decided to change the way complaints are done for good. We don't want people posting a complaint on another player for petty things. Instead, we're going to be focusing on one main thing, harassment.

What do we mean by Harassment?

If Player A constantly harasses Player B by either cuffing and arresting him constantly, killing him countless of times and generally ruining a players gameplay, that is what we consider harassment. It must be something that singles out one player and targets him only. That's considered harassment because you're ruining that players gameplay. You're not allowed to keep harassing the player. If he does something to you, get creative and strike back. Once you've strike back, that should be the end of it. If the other player launches an attack, you do the same; Tit for Tat (British saying for eye for an eye).

So, how does this change complaints?

Complaints that don't match the above criteria will automatically be void. We want players to handle everything themselves in game with very little Admin intervention. We don't want to get involved in the game by prisoning a player when the other player could just do the same thing back to the other player in game. Violence is something we allow and encourage, hence, it being lawless. If a person kills you, go back and kill him for what he did to you. But don't constantly kill him for one mistake as that would be considered harassment. Take it as mentioned earlier, 'tit for tat' like; One kill for another.

Why this sudden change?

We've noticed an increase in invalid complaints and we want to do something about it. Some complaints can easily be handled in game, but players would rather see the person behind bars in an OOC Jail rather than approach, interact and handle it themselves in game. We're playing GTA, not flower simulation. We encourage players to induce violence, but not so much that it turns into harassment to target one player and making them quit.

But... my tears just keep flowing!

This is Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, one of the most dangerous games in terms of multi player. You'll have gangs fighting, players killing each other and factions enforcing the law by brutal force. If you cannot handle dying in a game or if you cannot get creative enough to tackle the other player for their abuse against you, I recommend playing a truck simulator. The moment you sign up for a gang or decide to become a cop, is the moment you have no control over your own life. Expect to be indulged in lots of drive bys and shoot-outs.

What about the server offenses, how will they be regulated? :mad:

Calm down love! We'll still monitor irregular behavior that admins see fit in game. However, we're going to try and stay out of it most of the time. Hopefully, to increase the creativity. This doesn't mean you can go around deathmatching or breaking rules stated on the server offenses list, it just means that we'll be monitoring it and it will all be handled in game now rather than through the means of complaints.

Player Complaints on the following only are accepted:

- Logging to avoid Death/Arrest/Hit (Not tabbing, /report in game for that).
- Charge Stacking by Faction Members
- Exploits (Any form of exploits that will ruin the gameplay. (CS/QS/C-SLIDE, ANIM ABUSE)
- Harassment

What do we hope will happen?

We hope these changes will allow players to get creative in game rather that through the means of /report. Admins shouldn't be handling things that involve a player killing you once, or another doing the same. If they do it for no reason, gather an army and kill him. This should send a clear message out that you're not a person to be fucked with. Don't have an army? make an ad or go underground and start paying people for it. Don't have money? start working. If a player planebombs you, wait in the airport and just when he hits the ramp into the airport, kill him; Simple things.

We want to ensure the gameplay is as fun as possible, without the odd few attempting to ruin it.

Other threads to check out:

http://www.lawlessrp.com/threads/read-complaints-guide.5121/

Good luck and have FUN out there.
Competition Free NRG-500 bike!
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Leaders of the free world,

I don't know about you guys but I sure as hell do love my free stuff. We got this idea to host a competition after a KFC in the ghetto part of New York gave out free chicken hot wings to over 7, 000 people in a day! So, we thought, what's as good as free chicken in a ghetto for SA-MP players? NRG-500s!

ONE lucky person will win a NRG-500 completely free!

To enter this competition, all you have to do is like our Facebook page and leave a comment in the 'Free NRG Competition' status with your in-character name! Simples! If you already have liked our Facebook page then that's fine, just leave a comment with your character name in the 'Free NRG Competition' status.

We will pick a winner at random on 22 July 2013! So enter today for your chance to win a free NRG-500!!
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WINNER:
JEFFRY WILLIAMS!
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Howdy outlaws, Shock here with a small announcement.​
The server is currently down due to security features being installed on our host, which was why the server unexpectedly went down.​
This upgrade will most likely not take more than an hour, however in the mean time you can check out our facebook page for an upcoming​
special event!​
We thank you for your patience, and we will be up and running as soon as possible with our​
improved security.​
- Shock​
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Fellow comrades and lawless rebels,

This is your commander and chief Barney Phife speaking, I have a dream to invade the... oh crap! Wrong speech - sorry about that!


Dear warlords of Lawless Roleplay,

As you might of noticed the forums were attacked by an individual who decided to delete your topics, posts and private messages. We see this attack as an attack against members of our community. Some people in this world like to invade other people's fun for their own personal agendas.

We have restored to a stable point and have implemented new security features to help us prevent these types of attacks.

We noticed that many users received counterfeit e-mails - these e-mails were not authorized by the admins of Lawless Roleplay and it was an attempt by the individual to hurt our standing.

However, today alone, our Facebook page has received 40 new likes and our server population increased significantly. We thank you for your support, trust and loyalty.

We have always been thankful to those who attempt to test our security, not only does it teach our team to have a better security culture - it also allows us to investigate and research loopholes and prevent them.

Your Security
At Lawless Roleplay, we take pride that we monitor and uphold the highest level of security we can provide for our members. No user data or information was compromised. We do still recommend that you change your passwords - just to be on the safe side of the river.

We also have unbanned everyone from the server due to popular demand by members who played this server within the first month of release and made mistakes. We hope this act of generosity helps strengthen the core of the community.

Server Update
We have deployed a new server update that comes exclusively bundled with our new tool against health and armour hackers. The new system works elegantly by monitoring user activity and packet modifications - it detects the issue at the heart and alerts the corresponding admins. We hope our new advanced system helps administrators to kick out the bad seeds in the community. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Sam Schneider for his efforts to help test the system thoroughly.

We are still monitoring this system and gathering information before we make it automated.

*Note: Thanks to everyone who supported us during this bump. Our Facebook account was used heavily to update everyone so I strong advice you to like it so you are always up to date regarding community news!

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Conover's Message to the Server Attackers



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At Lawless Roleplay, our commitment to our users shows how much we care about perfecting the world our member’s experience. In this journey to make Lawless Rolepay one of the biggest communities in regards to population, services and content – we strive to put the player in command of the world. One of our methods in putting the player in control is by listening to the community’s demand to update the script with content that enriches their experience. We look and listen at problems or bumps our members may experience and we work extremely hard to plug the holes to create a smooth experience for our entire community.

We are proud to release update version 1.1.1 to our community. This release was entirely moulded by the community and we are very humbled at the stage we’re at as a community. We are moving towards a direction that truly puts you in command and removes all limits that you may experience.

Raffle prize winner: Alex Tookie

We would like to congratulate Alex Tookie on winning a FREE land. This is a really well deserved win with over 600 entries. The land system is a new feature exclusively available to Lawless Roleplay. The land system allows players to build actual buildings and place furniture as they wish. This allows players to build skyscrapers, castles, shops, houses and whatever the landlord's imagination may take them. The following video showcases the possibilities:




Treasure hunt season
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The community demanded the treasure hunt event after our initial event on release did not work as intended. The all new treasure hunt event comes packed with new questions and locations!

There is a treasure package will moves around San Andreas frequently - your objective is to find the package and answer the multiple choice question.

If you get the answer wrong, the treasure package will be moved to another location. There's a possibility that the treasure will move back to a place where it already has been, so make sure you note where you saw the package, if you find it!

If you get the correct answer, you'll be given a choice of the following prizes:
  • 50 pot, 25 crack and 25 chemicals
  • 2,500 materials
  • Deagle, shotgun and AK-47
  • 2 respect points
The treasure can be found multiple times, so don't be discouraged if someone finds it before you.

*Note: The treasure hunt event will continue until THURSDAY 13 JUNE 2013.




Features
  • Advertisements
We realised there is a lack of player interaction regarding selling weapons, drugs, vehicles and so on. We noticed that players would rather just use the global chat as they would not prefer to drive to an advertisement store. We have decided to restructure the advertisement system to allow players to advertise their needs or services anywhere (the cost of advertisements will go to the nearest business). This does also trigger the removal of the drama filled global chat.​
  • Quiz System
The administration team realised how much our players enjoy their quiz events to the point they requested the development team to assist them. Admins can now set a question and answer - players can answer the question and the first one to get the answer right will automatically be rewarded.​
  • Drug Smuggling pay
When we released the ability to smuggle chemicals, the community requested the pay to be increased due to the fact of the large distance you must travel in order to smuggle chemicals. We have adjusted the pay to the following​
Level 1: $300​
Level 2: $400​
Level 3: $500​
Level 4: $600​
Level 5: $700​
  • Lumberjack pay
Just like the drug smuggler job, the community really enjoyed this job but they felt that the pay was not large enough to correlate with the effort required of the player. We have increased the pay of the Lumberjack job to be in parallel with it's counterpart.​
Quality wood: $200-300​
Decent wood: $100-300​
  • Faction clothing
The factions within the server has been extremely busy in restructuring themselves to meet their new requirements as a faction. The LSFMD, LSPD and FBI now have two sets of clothing, one being their official on duty uniform and the other being their normal civilian clothing. We have also adjusted access to armor and weapons for several factions to allow fair play between factions and gangs.​
  • Taxi Job
This is one of the jobs that has disappeared into the abyss. This is primarily due to the poor scripting and availability of the job. This update revives the taxi job by allowing players to boardcast their services and the new ability to become a private driver. You unlock the private driver perk at level 8 which gives you the ability to be a taxi driver in any vehicle and allows you to place a taxi callsign ontop of your vehicle.​

Bug Fixes
  • Several bug fixes with lands confusing player building objects
  • Skin restrictions are effective when using /buyskin
  • Adjusted G'D up and Power 181.1 FM radio stations
  • Fixed several exploits with /dropgun, /grabgun and bombs
  • Adjusted the method toys work (users may experience issues with toy slot 7 and 8)
  • Chemicals on the player or inside a player's trunk will now save
  • The issue with /find not working when a gang owns the Market turf is now fixed
  • The issue with turfs becoming inverse is now fixed
  • The trucker job is now functional for everyone
  • Increased bank robbery money to $20, 000 per robber
  • Addressed several issues within administrative commands

*Note: This release of Lawless Roleplay 1.1.1 follows our principle that third-point (x.x.X) releases should always be more stable than the preceding version, so for the most part you will not find new features in 1.1.1. Major new features will be reserved for second point versions (x.X.x).
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Whoa! What a fun filled couple of days has it been? We hit over 110 players daily - nailing an all time high of 149 players after one month! We have so many changes planned in the pipeline – all thanks to you! We really enjoy listening to our players! We have changed a large prospect of how we operate to be more player orientated.

We have gathered three top questions asked by most new players and our old consultant Citizen Alpha answered them for you.

Our mission statement to you...
Lawless Roleplay is, and always, will be a community first and a game server second. We are dedicated to fostering an environment with a member-centric approach where all players have equal potential for in game success and community recognition.

Why play here?
Lawless Roleplay was originally founded on the principle that all players should rise or decline based on the actions of the person behind the player. We feel that success should be determined by a players actions and talents and not the whim of an administrative team. We have great code. We have great staff. We have great players. But most importantly we have a vigilant regard for your potential.

Is this a roleplay server?
We have worked to provide many in game tools for roleplay and it is absolutely encouraged however not required. We feel that any preferred mode of play that does not encroach on any other player’s enjoyment of the game is productive. Due to the harsh nature of game mode frequent player versus player violent interaction should be expected. However, this does not mean that players are allowed to kill other players for no reason.

The new team
We have recently merged with another community called Suck My Network (LOL!) to make sure that we become the best in this genre of server. SMN runs a middle roleplay server which thrives in the OC and NA timezones, all their players have transferred over and both sides of the river are loving the gameplay.

This merge really allows us to display how diverse our server is. A lot of previous players had issues with deathmatch and with these issues almost gone - players can live their life's in utter freedom. This allows players to roleplay to any extent without the fear of being the one with the short stick. A mature community that is diverse and unique... oh how this lawless life is perfect.

Social! Stay connected...
At Lawless, we love talking, wherever you go in our community, you will find out that every single member is a chatter box. So we want to advance the social aspects and enhance the community's communication, allowing players to branch out and always keep in contact. To make things more interesting, we will be doing different giveaways on each of our platforms, from free businesses to a free car! We have so much stuff planned for you down the pipeline, it's amazing..

Steam
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Join our steam group to find out when the next double experience point events are, to get access to exclusive give-aways contests and most importantly, you get to keep in contact with the server administration and members easily, like one giant chat room! Click the image to join!​

Fasebook
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Make sure that you like and share our Facebook page to have access to EXCLUSIVE give-aways and sneak peaks into server updates.

A brand new facebook page for a brand new kickass community! Click the image to like!

YouTube
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Our YouTube page is the number one slot to view the latest server features before they even hit the server. Be sure to like our videos and subscribe the channel to get more sneak peaks at new features coming to the server! We'll upload a sneak peak of the NEXT upcoming update.. Click the image to view the YouTube channel!

Version 1.1 Update!
Version 1.1 brings something that no other server can offer you. It breaks open the restrictions and limits in SA-MP and the script truly unleashes it's lawless side. This was the biggest project that the team have ever worked on, with the mapping team, beta team, senior player team, developer team and administrative teams working together to assure that this lawless update is flawless - so I hope that nurse skill comes handy.

Picklocks
Players can now break into other player's vehicles by purchasing a set of pick lock tools from any 24/7. You can now break into locked vehicles and go wild - but be careful as this also alerts the LSPD if the vehicle has an alarm system installed.

The lock system has been re-made - the alarm lock is now both an industrial lock and will alert the LSPD when someone breaks into it whilst the industrial lock remains untouched.

Lumberjack Job and Miner Job
These two jobs brings a new dimension into our server, one of our unique features that no other server can offer you. Here is a video demonstrating these two new interactive jobs:


Payphones
That's right! We've added payphones due to popular demand from the community. Calling anyone using a payphone allows full anonymity. This is a big hit for notorious players and hitman as it allows them to hide from the public and remain undetected in society.

Dropping and picking up guns
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You can now physically drop your gun onto the ground and someone else can pick up. This brings a new dimension to the level of detail to the script and truly encourages new levels of roleplay. Dropped weapons will remain there forever until the server restarts or somebody picks it up.

The Chemist
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There is a new addition to the drug smuggler and drug dealer jobs. You can now smuggle chemicals and help refill the stock room of the chemical laboratory so drug dealers can purchase chemicals. Chemicals can be purchased from drug dealers. Chemicals doubles the effect of cocaine and weed and can only be used after the first 5 seconds of taking the substance.

The super duper effects of taking random chemicals really shows when you have the drug addict perk. Be careful though, if you take it too fast or too often, chances are that you will overdose!

Basketball
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The basketball system is open to all players and is made up of two teams! You can join a game and pass the ball around, shoot, dunk, defend and even do skills!

This really slaps another dimension into the server as gangs are giving more fun things to do in their spare time apart from claiming turfs and rampaging the lawless streets of Los Santos.

Taking guns to another level...
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Your weapons now attach to your body just like the CLEO holster mod! This helps encourage more roleplay to the server as things such as asspulling and unpredictable fights are a thing of the past!

You can now see the weapons the player is carrying and as an added bonus, each time they swap weapons, a small message will be shown on top of their heads. Just another way that our system encourages and enforces roleplay.

Prison Escape
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When notorious players get sent to prison by the F.B.I., they'll land in an unpleasant prison with a huge fine and plenty of time to ponder over their actions. We found out that quiet often, players get bored of spending hours upon hours in prison with no chance of freedom or interaction with other players. The new prison system allows gang members to break into the prison cells and to break out their buddies! The police will have to respond and stop the baddies from escaping!

Careful though! The police get alerted when the prison cells opens and you'll need to have 10 police officers online.

Points to Turfs
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The point system created a very confusing set of server rules and gameplay. Points were OOC but had implications in the IC field - makes no sense!

Points are now known as turfs and all the old points commands redirect to the turf commands. Turfs last for 48 hours and police have the ability to shut down turfs to receive payment bonuses. Turfs do still pay gangs the same amount of money as before!

We decided to convert the point system into turfs for many reasons. The first one is that turfs was updated code from 2013 which used the general standard coding for this day and age whereas the points system was from 2008! The biggest advantage for administrators is that turfs can be created with a single command in-game.

And the fact that turfs are now opened to both gangs and factions - it really allows strategic gameplay and we look forward to the many deals made between factions and gangs to claim turfs.

Misc
There has been several bug fixes and new increased security in the script. I would like to personally thank all the hackers for helping us gain the data to increase the security of our script.

The lawless... land system
Now this is the big bombshell that we decided to leave to the very end. This new feature will redefine SA-MP and our server in every single way you can imagine!

The land system allows players to actually own a piece of land and build whatever you like on the land! And I mean anything! You can buy objects and place it on your land - you can create your own house, office, skyscrapper or gang HQ or faction HQ or anything you can imagine. I don't want to write a book on the entire system so allow me to let this video speak for itself...

FREE LAND?! WHERE!
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So.. this is what the team has been up to the past week. Pretty amazing right? But hold on! The fun doesn't stop here! No! We are celebrating this huge milestone for the community by running raffles in-game and allowing players to have the ability to WIN THEIR OWN PRIVATE LAND!

You join the raffle by going to the big buddah at spawn (the first place you spawn at when you sign up to the community). You will need at least 8 playing hours and $2000. You can buy unlimited amounts of tickets however the more tickets you have, the better your chances at actually winning!

Good luck comrades!

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the beta testers, senior players, members of administration, mappers, developers and everyone involved with this update on behalf of us - the players.

So join us and rise to power! It's time the lunatics prospered...
Administrative Changes

The administration team has been working hard on a new system that ensures players are fully satisfied with their interactions with the administrative team.

We have decided that senior players, developers and mappers are members of the staff team – this opens our spectrum of assistance during decision making. It also allows leaders within the different departments to show their skill and then slowly rise through the ladder - this closes the gap between administration and normal players. After all, this is a server made by players for players.

Another new department is the senior and junior staff positions. Senior staffs are people who normally run big teams of people and projects whereas staff members are administrative members of said projects. The difference between staff and administrators is that staff members run projects and have more in-game access than their official access levels. For example, Gerdeman is considered a level 3 administrator but yet has level 4 admin in-game to be able to fulfil his duties.

This allows players to get the best quality of interaction with administrators and staff members. It also acts as a huge thank you to those who work tirelessly in maintaining and helping the server grow by giving them recognition.

This is just one of the few steps we take at Lawless Roleplay to support you - the players...

View the new administrative roster here.

Helper Manager Position

A new job position is now available to all current senior players called – Senior Player Manager. This position entitles the manager to recruit, maintain and assist the senior players. If you are interested in this position then please send me a private message describing how you will change the senior player team, why we should pick you and general information such as time zone and age. There is no format so take this as a challenge to your creativity!

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