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  1. Manually Updating Mission Files We previously had a public Dropbox folder which was used to upload updated mission files automatically so users that have trouble downloading the mission file in-game can download the mission files via their browser and update them manually to avoid said issues. As of today we've ditched Dropbox in favour of Google Drive for stability reasons. Grand Theft ArmA - Mission Files: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8j-xMQtDZvwVjN6R25sWF94dG8 https://grandtheftarma.com/mission Mission File Installation Each server has its own set of mission files. In the Google Driver folder linked above you'll notice that each mission files is prefixed with "s1" for server 1, "s2" for server 2 etc. There are also mission files specific to each map (Altis and Tanoa). You can either download all of the files in the folder and install them or choose the files specific to what server and map you will be playing on. Download the mission file(s) from the Google Drive folder Locate your ArmA 3 multiplayer mission cache folder (MPMissionsCache) here: C:\Users\%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Arma 3\MPMissionsCache Move the mission file(s) you downloaded in step 1 into the MPMissionCache folder and join the server. Make sure to close ArmA 3 if you are experiencing issues with replacing any existing files. You can now join the server and skip the in-game download process as you've updated the files manually.
  2. Changes to the donation system Over the past few months, we've seen a steady increase in the donations and we've managed to go far beyond the monthly goal. We've been discussing some plans on how we can take this further and reward everyone for the very generous donations. New donation rewards The donation goal 'lollipop' was introduced shortly after Bohemia enforced their monetization policy upon us and we've used it to display the monthly goal ever since. Normally the lollipop was separated into individual parts representing our major monthly expenses (Web server, Teamspeak, Gameservers and database). We've decided to scrap that concept and instead use the individual parts of the lollipop to represent server wide donation rewards. The lollipop is now separated into 4 different parts: £600 also known as all monthly expenses covered - This part activates the monthly 10-day sale. £900 which is 150% of the monthly expenses - This part will extend to sale to 15 days. £1200 which is 200% of the monthly expenses - This part will extend to sale to 20 days. £1500 which is 250% of the monthly expenses - This part will include clothing + properties in the 20-day sale. We came to the conclusion that this would be a nice way to give back to all of you for whenever we overshoot the monthly goal, it's basically the same concept just with extra rewards added on top. Swapping out EUR with GBP Back in 2014 when Grand Theft ArmA was funded we paid all the bills with EUR as the host we used back then used it as the primary currency. Things have changed since then and our infrastructure is different now and our host (OVH UK) bills us in GBP, which means every time we pay the monthly expenses for servers we use PayPal's exchange rates which are horrible and this cost us a noticeable amount of money every month. For that very reason alone we've decided to scrap the idea of taking EUR and go with GBP as it'll help us cut down on not needed expenses, where we'll be able to put the saved money into other things as the recent hardware experiments and permanent upgrades in the future. On top of that, we've also converted the old 700 EUR donation goal to 600 GBP to make up for the currency difference, it'll basically be the same amount just in another currency and this way we'll save some money for not having to use PayPal's exchange rates. Integrating donations with the awards We had success with the integration of in-game related accomplishments with the award system and we've decided to take that further and expand the donation related awards with donation specific ones which can be found here. It's a simple but cool addition that we thought might encourage some people to donate and help us reach the monthly goal. More plans for the future It's no secret that we've been approved by Bohemia for monetization for quite a while now and it's something we really haven't taken the full advantage of yet, but we do plan to take the step on a day when we feel like we're ready. Like mentioned before, all donations that are made now will be rewarded in the future whenever we decide to take advantage of the monetization, that means any system we choose to implement where you get rewarded for your donations in the future will also have all the donations you make now included. - The Board
  3. Development Team I'll be using this thread to announce changes to the development team.
  4. Prohibited Profile Name Characters As of today players attempting to join the server with prohibited characters in their name will be kicked and unable to play until said characters have been removed from their profile name. Additional characters may be whitelisted dependant on the opinion of the community and the staff team. This announcement post will be updated if any changes are made to what characters are and are not allowed. What characters are allowed? A to Z (lower and uppercase) 0 to 9 Accented letters: ÇüéâäàåçêëèïîíìÄÅÉæÆôöòûùÖÜáíóúñÑÀÁÂÃÈÊËÌÍÎÏÐÒÓÔÕØÙÚÛÝßãðõøýþÿ Parentheses, brackets, braces and vertical bars: () [] {} | Dashes and underscores: - _ Name Validator https://grandtheftarma.com/namevalidator/
  5. Dear all, To ensure the highest security and performance levels for our services, we're applying software updates on our website today at 10 AM (GMT) and will take up to 1 hour to complete. During this period some parts of the website will be unavailable! If for any reason the update takes longer than planned we will continue to update you all via this thread. Sorry for any inconveniences.
  6. Legalisation of the PDW, Sting and Protector SMGs As of this very moment the PDW, Sting and Protector SMGs are legalised for those in possession of a Firearms License and are available to purchase from all Gun Shops. Players must be level 3 in order to purchase the weapons. It is a criminal offence to: Posses an SMG without a Firearms License. Visibly carry an SMG with no acceptable cause to do so. Keep them out of sight by storing them in either a vest, backpack or vehicle. Use an SMG for any purpose other than self defence. Purchase and attach a suppressor (silencer) to the SMG. Civilians found violating any of the terms above will be subject to a fine or prison time depending on the severity. Conclusion We're hoping that this change will provide those that are less experienced or live a life free of crime a sense of security when venturing out on those ever so dangerous legals runs. Please let us know what you think by replying to the thread. Thank you for reading and power to the hobos! - DnA
  7. announcement

    Staff Recruitment Open from 21-01-2017 to 04-02-2017 We are opening recruitment for support positions within our staff team, we are looking for dedicated members of our community that would like to offer their help to keep Grand Theft Arma the best place to play. If you have spent some time on the server and believe you could be a useful asset to improve the server or help maintain the high standards Grand Theft Arma currently offers then this may just be the role for you. What we expect from you Have a clear understanding of the rules currently set in place Be able to understand and speak English fluently You must be mature and be able to put biases aside You must have spent a fair amount of time on Grand Theft Arma You must still be actively playing on Grand Theft Arma You must be able to navigate our forums efficiently Work well within a team setting, which means communication is vital. What we can offer in return A place where you can put your ideas and suggestions across effectively An inside look on how the servers are run The ability to add input into future changes whether they are rule changes or in game changes If you are successful as support you can climb your way up the ladder earning more responsibility Inside knowledge on upcoming events and changes within the server Finally, a lovely support tag on Teamspeak. If you feel you match this criteria and believe you would be a good match for the server please click the button at the bottom of this page and add a few paragraphs on why you believe you would make a good addition to the team. Each applicant will be looked through by the board and discussed, those that are successful in the application stage will move onto interviews. Due to most of our staff mainly being on the blufor faction we would prefer applicants to currently not be a part of blufor. However, exceptions can be made for exceptional applications. Interviews will be a short discussion between yourself and some of the board so we can get to know a little about yourself and see if you would be a good fit with our current staff team, those successful in the interview stage will have secured themselves a position within our staff team. If you have not submitted your application by the closing date, noted at the top of this post, then unfortunately you will not move onto the interview stage, however all applications will be saved for future reference should a space open up or for future recruiting. We look forward to hearing from you all, we also look forward to seeing some new faces within our staff team! Best of luck, The Board Submit a Staff Application
  8. Looking for new talents Being a part of Grand Theft ArmA development team Grand Theft ArmA is expanding its development team with new opening positions allowing members to get involved. The Grand Theft ArmA project has grown a lot and until now we've kept most development in-house (staff members only), but with some of the upcoming plans for 2017 we'll need more hands to put our ideas into reality. It is expected that any applicant functions well within a team, that means being able to handle critic and constructive feedback so all the finished products we release matches the already high standards. There will also be some deadlines that have to be met, but the daily workflow is not expected to be many hours or anything like that, it's not considered a job more like a hobby. The perks of being involved with the development team is obviously inside news on upcoming projects and also being able to have some influence on the projects, where you'll get to work with a team that has professionalism and also fun at times. You'll most likely be able to expand your knowledge within certain areas and even acquire whole new talents that can be used later in life. This is a perfect opportunity to give to the community and gain experience at the same time. These positions are currently open and we're very keen on having them filled as soon as possible: Full stack developer Texture artist We're also interested in hearing from people that have other talents that aren't listed above as we're always looking to expand. Please be aware that ArmA scripting/in-game development has very high standards and we're not planning to expand on this front (exceptions can be made for exceptional applications, but please don't expect anything). Most cases the new developers will be working on a closed development environment that doesn't contain anything but whatever is needed for the given task. Further down the line some developers might gain more access to some projects and that might even involve signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement beforehand. Full Stack Developer As a Full stack developer here on Grand Theft ArmA, you'll be focusing on improving, designing and add new features to our current website infrastructure. Next to our current infrastructure you'll be part of a team focusing on the newest and latest projects. Skills & requirements: Experience with PHP 5.x / 7+. Experience with HTML(5), CSS(3) and Bootstrap. Experience with JavaScript. Experience with MySQL or relational databases (MariaDB). Experience with (3rd Party) API Services. Experience with Git or equivalent. Texture artist As a Texture artist here on Grand Theft ArmA you'll be working alongside the in-game development team where textures will be required for some future projects. This position will grant you some inside information which you'll have to keep to yourself. We already have a lot of textures in-game, where we've aimed towards the perfect middle-ground between quality and file size, so we can get the absolute best quality without pushing the mission file too much. Skills & requirements: Experience with textures (Doesn't necessarily have to be ArmA). Able to deliver a high-quality final product that doesn't take up too much size. Able to think out of the box and be creative for some textures. Where do I apply? The application form is handled through the forums where you fill it out, tell us something about yourself and the expertise that you want to put to use. We don't have any plans on closing this form, we just want to get as many good applicants as possible and then whenever we get a really outstanding application that's fitting for one of the empty roles we'll reach out. Submit a Development Team Application
  9. Hi all, Just a very brief announcement letting everyone know TeamSpeak will be down for around five minutes at 8PM GMT time. During this time we will be doing a critical update to the TeamSpeak server. If for any reason the update takes longer than planned we will continue to update you all via this thread. Sorry for any inconveniences.
  10. announcement

    Staff Applications The Grand Theft Arma staff team is looking to expand again! We are looking for approximately two to three people to help us improve our community and increase our quality of support. This number may be higher or lower depending on the quality of applications, we will start the expanding of our team by appointing supports (forum moderators). This position has the ability for you to climb to an in-game moderator as well as the possibility to become an admin. So consider the support rank as the initial basic level and you will have to work your way up and prove your worth which will enable you will end up moving up in the ranks. Expectations What we expect from a Support: Moderating post that contain foul or offensive language. Spam posts, double post, unnecessary bumped post. Moving posts into the proper sections/categories. Helping people with questions, bug reports etc. Dealing with compensation requests, reports and the odd unban request. As well as helping to moderator the teamspeak and assisting with the Waiting For Help. Requirements We have the following requirements for the Forum Moderator position: You have to be active on the forum. You have to be a member of this community for at least 1 month. We expect you to be at least 18 years old. (Exceptions can be made). Fluent within the English Language. Ability to handle situations from an neutral perspective (Do not be bias towards friends or enemies). Basic understanding of the forums (It's very simple and you will be taken through it). Template There is no template, we are not expecting you to write thousands of words but just do some freelance writing telling us about yourself and why you would make a good staff member. At the very least put some time and effect into the application, previously we have received very short applications with little or not effort put into them and these applications will be ignored on this round. To apply please use this link HERE and apply via our google document, it's the same as before although this just makes it easier for us to track. This will most likely be up for between 4 days - 7 days depending on the quality of the applicants and their applications and will take a further week before you receive your replies. Thank you for wanting to help us improve our community and I hope to see some good application.
  11. This act states the new citizens of altis, will be protected by the government whilst earning their first wage in Altis. People with the Rebel licence or Advanced Rebel licence caught robbing copper, rice, cement or sugar will be fired upon or killed by government members without initiation. This includes the mines, fields, processors or traders. As rebels you have amassed enough money to keep yourself comfortable on Altis so you shouldn't have a need to pummel new members into the ground. We here at GrandTheftArma understand the fun in robbing people, but currently we are seeing too many heavily armed rebel gangs come in force to attack new players who are yet to fully experience the game. It is only the first four licences which are protected so people can get onto their feet. This only accounts for new players on the server which means that experienced players can still be robbed whilst doing these runs. Players without the rebel licence can still rob these licences, and it is not a bannable offense to rob new players but they are now protected. Government officials are Staff members in this situation. For those looking for an action replay of what occured next
  12. announcement

    Website Upgrade. Hi all, Today we have upgraded the forum to a newer version, due to various changes in the new version the theme has had to be completely redone. While the forum may look similar to the old theme we've tweaked it for performance and easy customization for future events. Some of the main new features include: Option to toggle colour or greyscale background. Dedicated page for server information. Activity stream, easy way to view new content on the forum. Due to having to recreate the entire theme the team has spent a good amount of time bug hunting for various issues for them to be resolved for launch, as of this moment every issue we have found has been fixed or addressed. Many things were changed within the theme from tiny parts of the CSS to button tweaks, the site font and various colours or images. Let us know by posting below if you have any issues, concerns or recommendations so we can look into it as soon as possible. Thanks for reading, - The staff team.
  13. Tonight the website will go through a maintenance, where we'll be upgrading the forums. The maintenance is scheduled for 10pm server time tonight and it's expected to take us up to 1-2 hours before it'll be open for public again. We'll be giving a short warning on Teamspeak before we take it down, to prevent any content loss. Expect an in-depth announcement later after the maintenance.
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    After much deliberation over the past few days among the staff team the decision to forcefully disband Camorra has been made. None of the players are being community banned as of yet (dependent on their actions now). There are a few reasons why they are being disbanded, firstly last week we had a large meeting with both N.L and Camorra regarding their actions on the server and given warnings for their actions. After additional warnings they still have refused to change their actions and continued to value combat and completely disregard RP, the most recent of such is baiting bluefor initation via picklocking vehicles. This was our last resort and it's unfortunate that we had to take it but at the end of the day Camorra made their bed and they are now forced to lie in it.
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    So this morning I have woken up to messages informing me of that somebody during the 8 am restart has decided to log in under the name '[eZ] Max Carver' and began to start mass killing people with Rook-40s and GM6 Lynx. I can't tell exactly but I can see that roughly 10-11 people were affected by this and if you want to send me a personal message i'll get you compensated and everything resolved for you. (No need for a recording or to make a compensation request) After a little bit of investigation into the logs we were able to find the culprit and they have now been dealt with and banned from the server. In future if you see anybody with the name Max Carver or any other staff name and they are seemingly breaking and disregarding the rules then please check firstly teamspeak and double check they are online. If you do not see them on teamspeak then either check your steam friends list, if they do not appear on either then contact a member of staff as soon as possible and they will fix the situation. Just for anybody that isn't 'convinced', here are two screenshots showing that it couldn't have been me. Firstly if you have had me on steam you would have seen I only recently logged in and at the time was offline: Secondly I haven't actually logged into the server since 12:52 last night: Sorry for the confusion caused, Max
  16. announcement

    Staff Applications The Grand Theft Arma staff team is looking to expand again! We are looking for approximately two to three people to help us improve our community and increase our quality of support. This number may be higher or lower depending on the quality of applications, we will start the expanding of our team by appointing supports (forum moderators). This position has the ability for you to climb to an in-game moderator as well as the possibility to become an admin. So consider the support rank as the initial basic level and you will have to work your way up and prove your worth which will enable you will end up moving up in the ranks. Expectations What we expect from a Support: Moderating post that contain foul or offensive language.Spam posts, double post, unnecessary bumped post.Moving posts into the proper sections/categories.Helping people with questions, bug reports etc.Dealing with compensation requests, reports and the odd unban request.As well as helping to moderator the teamspeak and assisting with the Waiting For Help.Requirements We have the following requirements for the Forum Moderator position: You have to be active on the forum.You have to be a member of this community for at least 1 month.We expect you to be at least 18 years old. (Exceptions can be made).Fluent within the English Language.Ability to handle situations from an neutral perspective (Do not be bias towards friends or enemies).Basic understanding of the forums (It's very simple and you will be taken through it).Template There is no template, we are not expecting you to write thousands of words but just do some freelance writing telling us about yourself and why you would make a good staff member. At the very least put some time and effect into the application, previously we have received very short applications with little or not effort put into them and these applications will be ignored on this round. To apply send me a message. This will most likely be up for between 4 days - 7 days depending on the quality of the applicants and their applications and will take a further week before you receive your replies. Thank you for wanting to help us improve our community and I hope to see some good application.
  17. announcement

    NATO has reached an agreement with the Government of Altis for an expanded military presence months after forces stationed on the island were forced out. Back in October NATO forces left the island due to pressing issues within Altis’s neighbouring island, Stratis. After long talks with the Government of Altis they have agreed to return as a peacekeeping force once again. NATO’s primary mandate within Altis to maintain order within the island and will spend less resources chasing rebels and attacking primary rebels locations, but will instead focus on keeping the innocent civilians of Altis safe and slowing the rebel forces attacking civilians. This is not to say that NATO forces will not be attacking known rebel locations but it will be a low priority for them. NATO forces are broadly expected to conduct joint exercises with the Altis Police Constabulary, ranging from disaster response, security and overall peacekeeping. Recruitment within NATO is currently restricted as to maintain the best possible force for the task at hand, though once NATO has settled on the island and the infrastructure is stable, NATO will be looking to the citizens of Altis for more members. When this time comes, a public announcement will be made. - Colonel DnA
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    THE RULES HAVE BEEN UPDATED http://grandtheftarma.com/rules Hi all, Welcome to 2016 everyone, we are going to start the year releasing our new rules! We have taken into account all the suggestions put forward and had a meeting discussing each of them. After going through each suggestion with great detail we have made many amendments. As from this moment in time the rules page will show the updated version and they are the rules that are currently active as of now, so we highly advise everyone to read the rules page found here. We have spent time rewording and updating the rules so many grammar errors have been fixed, if you spot something you believe doesn't make sense please contact an admin or above so we can amend the issue. Thank you to all the members who put forward they're suggestions, including ideas on new rules, grammar errors and personal opinions on current standing rules. We hope you all have a good year and wish you the best. - The Grand Theft ArmA staff team.
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    THE NEW RULES - FEEDBACK Hi all, After a year and a half we have decided to rework all of the current rules, this includes all sections from 1.0 to 12.3. Over time we have received various feedback being good and bad regarding the current state of the rules. After receiving a fair amount of feedback from the community we have complied it together then redone or reworded what we as staff and you as players think it should state. The new rules are still in progress but we feel the time has come to ask the community to evaluate what we have changed! For now, the new work in progress rules will be given out to chosen people, meaning that they are not meant to be evaluated by every single member of GTA. The new rules are not a secret so you can talk to friends and other players regarding them for general feedback but we are trying to avoid confusion with the current rules, so please keep in mind that these are not official and are not enforced on any servers yet, the old rules are still the ones that counts, until these new ones have been given a green light. We would like the feedback of well established members that have been around for a while, including rebel representatives and high ranking police. This will allow us to see what you agree or disagree with and get general feedback we can use to improve them. If you would like to take part in giving some feedback and you are either a well established member, high ranking police officer or a rebel representative then please either message myself on the forums or Teamspeak. Please keep in mind if you request for access we will expect some form of feedback good or bad, so you can talk to the people you play with such as friends or gangs and tell us what everyone thinks! More information will be given upon message such as how to pass along feedback.
  20. Hello, As Christmas and New Year is closing in on us, here at Grand Theft ArmA we also have families to attend to and some relaxing is also needed. This means that during the Christmas period up until New Year's Eve there will be a decreased response time from our staff team. We hope you respect and understand this and that we do our best to fix your problems as fast as we can. The Grand Theft Arma staff team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to another great year with you all in 2016!
  21. Hi all, We have just released our Christmas event for 2015! We are aware there are many questions so hopefully this thread might be able to help. Santa will randomly generate anywhere on Altis with his bag of goodies for all to enjoy. When you first login to the server if the event has already started you will be greeted with a message from Santa himself indicating the event has started, if you are in-game when the event starts you will receive the same message. Once the event has started a pink circle will appear and Santa will randomly spawn anywhere inside the circle excluding in the water or buildings. The first person to find Santa and select the claim reward option will receive a random gift at chance. The prizes and chances of winning said prize will be listed below. Questions and answers: Q: Will the event be on both server 1 and server 2?A: Yes the event will be on both servers. Q: Do I have to attend the event?A: No of course not! It's completely optional. Q: Can I play as a cop, medic or HATO member?A: All factions are able to take part in the event! If you win a prize make sure to take a screenshot or record the event just in case you've been a naughty boy this year and something happens such as your ArmA crashes. Q: When does the event start?A: The event will start 10 minutes after the servers come online from restart, when Santa if found he will disappear for 20 minutes before returning at another random location. Q: Can I shoot people inside the zone or claiming the reward?A: NORMAL rules apply inside the pink zone so initiation is still needed, you can NOT initiate or kill people claiming the reward from Santa. Q: Can Santa spawn in buildings or the ocean?A: No he will not spawn in any building or on any water. Santa will also spawn in a completely random location. Q: Can I sling load a vehicle using a helicopter to use as an advantage.A: No. People caught cheating will receive a ban from both game servers. Q: Where can I find Santa?A: At a random point inside the pink circle on the map. Q: Can I soft log for the event?A: No you cannot. Q: Can I ask an admin to trade items or vehicles?A: No. Q: Can I use a helicopter at all during the event?A: NO! If you do you will lose your helicopter. If your online as blurfor or opfor in a helicopter you will receive a ban.More information will be added to this thread as time progresses. The change log with all information regarding the event will be posted below. Changelog: Added: A new and exciting event for Christmas, The Hunt for Santa Claus. The event is completely automated and dynamic that is repeated: After 10 minutes of the server starting, the event will begin. An in game message will be sent to all players will instructions on how to find Santa Claus. Once Santa Claus has been found, a scroll option to claim your present should be available. When the present has been claimed, Santa will vanish for 5 minute and relocate and the hunt will begin once again. Presents are random and are determined by random chance: 2% chance for a GM6 Lynx. 3% chance for a Red VR Suit. 4% chance for a Taru Cargo. 5% chance for a Strider. 6% chance for £8,000,000 cash. 8% chance for a themed Sports Hatchback (Monster Rally, Redbull Rally, Dominos, KFC and WRC). 10% chance for £4,000,000 in game cash. 15% chance for a HEMTT Box. 18% chance for a TWS Scope. 22% chance for a Redbull Zamack. 25% chance for a Jurassic Park SUV. If all else fails, you will be given between 10 and 20 XP Rewards (usable items, each item grants 500xp). Santa has had many years of practice staying hidden. Because of this, Santa will be completely invisible to the naked eye from players who are in of any kind of air vehicle (helicopters or jets). Changed: KFC free weekend has finally come to an end. Changed: Stun Guns now add fatigue relative to the targets body part hit. Fixed: An issue preventing players who have their weapon deployed from being tasered or stunned. Fixed: An issue preventing the Stun Gun from working correctly.
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    Recently there seems to be a new trend that has been spreading in-game. This trend is not something we want in our community, we are referring to the going out of RP with the double forward slashes (//). We don’t want this to develop and continue to ruin various RP scenarios that are happening on the server. If the trend continues we feel it will take away the concept of role playing. In the middle of role-play or any situation present this is no longer permitted in-game, if you wish to contact someone requiring to talk to them on Teamspeak either use sidechat for rebels and civilians or send them a private message. When it comes to blufor they will be on Teamspeak when playing in-game so it should be relatively easy to contact them. We have discussed some countermeasures for this problem, and the first solution is that we are simply going to kick you if you get caught within the first two weeks of this announcement. After this time a short term ban will be placed on your account. We will record all bans placed and if players continue to do this in-game the ban duration will grow over time. This is not an easy change and we appreciate that, we are implementing this to try bring you all a better role-play experience. If you see someone in-game during the first two weeks of this announcement please send either an admin request in-game or contact an admin on Teamspeak. After the two weeks has passed you're free to either message an admin or submit a player report as it will be violating a rule.
  23. Hi all, As you know we have been experiencing some Teamspeak issues and we are working hard to have it all up and running as soon as possible. For the time being can you please post any issue you are having down below so we can work on fixing it as soon as possible. We are expecting to have the Teamspeak back to it's original if not better state within the next few days. We are currently now handing out all server groups again except for the supporter and donator as we are currently working on fixing them. Please keep in mind if you need a faction tag (such as APC) then please contact the higher up in that faction as the staff members are currently very busy. If there is an issue that users can take advantage of then please send me a PM with the issue. Thank you all and sorry for the inconvenience.
  24. Hi all, Just a short update on our current downtime. We are currently experiencing issues with our database server that currently means nobody is able to access either server 1 or server 2. We are in contact with the hosting company trying to restore activity as soon as possible. Due an issue with not being able to access the database server some recent player data cannot currently be accessed at the moment. In order to get the servers back online as soon as possible we have currently restored a recent backup of our database. Please do not post any compensation requests until we have the database server fully running again as we will be able to compare what had already been compensated to what you currently have. We will try keep everyone up to date with what is happening and when the issue has been fully resolved. No data on bans has been lost and all bans in the meantime will remain active. We apologize for the downtime and will try resolve the issue as fast as possible, in the meantime if you have any questions regarding the issue please refrain from contacting head admins and contact another staff member via Teamspeak. UPDATE: Due to hardware failure regarding the hard drive on the database server we are currently unable to restore any data newer than what is currently active on the backup. After evaluating and investigating into the issue we have concluded not much data has actually been lost due to the fact we backup many times per day. We have added a RAID 1 configuration (hard drive backup) to our database server so we won't have this issue in the future. We apologize again for the inconvenience.
  25. Hello community members! As the title suggests, Helper applications will once again be Open. What we expect from Helpers Being a helper isn't for everybody, you will have to be available on teamspeak aswell as in-game to answer any questions that people may have aswell as be reasonable active among the Waiting for Help and the Helper on Duty channels. You are expected to actually put a bit of time and effort into the role as you are seen as the ground floor 'staff' of the server and you are the front of line help. Being a Helper comes with some perks: You will be able to access full channelsYou will be able enter passworded channelsHowever the Teamspeak rules still apply. 12.1: Any faction with join permission high enough to join certain channels and ignore the passwords, may NOT join private channels without asking the owners of the channel. This means that cops needs to ask gang leaders or members before jumping into their channels, HATO needs to ask the cops before jumping into channels and rebels with high join permission may NOT join police channels without permission from the cops in the channel. Breaking any of these is considered as metagaming, which can and will lead to a ban. Requirements There are a few requirements to become a helper and they are as follows: You must have been on the server for ATLEAST one monthYou must be active in-game aswell as on the teamspeakYou must know all of the rules on the serverYou must not have been banned for the following reasons; Abusive, Racism or Disrespecting StaffBenefits Obviously you will be putting a lot of work in and you may be asking what do you get for putting this much work in? Well first and foremost you will not be recieving any type of ingame benefits for this and if you are only looking for those then you are not fit to become a helper. The perks of becoming a helper are as follows: A helper tag on the teamspeak;A helper tag on the forum;Extra access to Admins;An opportunity to show yourself if you ever were to apply for a staff position.How to apply Please send me your application in a private message on the forums. There is no template, we are not expecting you to write thousands of words but just do some freelance writing telling us about yourself and why you would make a good helper. It may take up several weeks for your application to be read and processed, you will be messaged regardless if you passed or failed. If your application was denied you must wait ONE month to reapply, any applications sent before this time will be instantly denied and you will be blacklisted from becoming a helper.