02:08:00 4th May 2016
Since the update on the 19th of April, you were able to sell houses you own for its current value, so you still get a decent amount of money back after you bought a house but can't afford its taxes or you can't find someone to sell it to.
Unfortunately, people have been abusing this system for their own personal gain.
Therefore, we are forced to go back on how it used to work, ultimately removing this feature.
From now on, when you sell a house back to the server, you will once again only receive a percentage of the propertys original value.
This means that you will have to think twice about whether or not you are able to afford the taxes before you buy a house for a lot of money.
Anything else regarding house values and taxes is still in place.
19th Apr 2016
Hi all, it's been just less than 2 months since our last real updates, since then we've been working on a few things to launch at the same time.
(From Bear: https://forum.sacnr.com/threads/43032-Police-helicopter-to-detect-drugs)
Anyone who can get their hands on a Police Maverick can now /scan for nearby drug plants in their vicinity. We'll let you know how many drugs have been planted in the radius, then it's up to you to go and find them, it's not as easy as it sounds!
To speed up scanning, we've bound it to a few keys, "Numpad 0", "Left Alt" and "Left Ctrl" - (I find Numpad 0 the most convenient).
Los Santos Regular Player Club
(From [WT]Dirty: https://forum.sacnr.com/threads/42955-Regular-Players-Club-LS-New-Location-Request)
The LS RPC can now be located at Alhambra behind the LSPD. This should now be much more convenient to get to and top up your armour instead of driving all the way out to Rodeo each time.
Forklifts and Tractors
You asked, we listened, you can now find these two overpowered vehicles near warehouses and farms across San Andreas
Business teleport bug fixed
Abused by a few, reported by many! No more will you have to fear players randomly teleporting to you after you've already killed them once.
Over the last few years, we've had a fair share of issues with house pricing/taxes/abuse. Today we're implementing a change which should stop house tax evasion being possible while also giving you a way to get a fairer price when selling properties to the server.
When you buy a house, the value is set to what you paid for it, but now it gradually drops over time, reducing house taxes the longer you own the property. You can no longer sell a house for less than it's worth, but as with the tax, after some time, the house will drop low enough for you to sell for lower prices.
If you find you no longer want a property you paid a lot of money for but nobody will buy it from you, selling to the server now gives much more money. The sell price is based on the current value of the property and not the original value.
I'm sure as time goes on, we'll have to tweak the algorithms, but we'll let you know if and when this happens.
(From [WT]Spider: https://forum.sacnr.com/threads/43000-Don-t-Change-The-NRG-price)
We hear you, $25,000,000 is far too much for a bike that [WT]Dirty is probably going to fit a bomb to anyway, so we've dropped the NRGs back down to $500,000 each. We'd be interested in your feedback if you think this is too high or too low so please leave a comment or post on the forums and we'll see what we can do.
(From Wolf: https://forum.sacnr.com/threads/43083-Suggestion-(Vehicle-Theft-(name)-))
Just a small one, when stealing a car from another player, their name will now show up in your /crimes window, just as a few of the other crimes work.
Post bank letters
We had a bug reported a few times where people had post bank letters but couldn't read them as they had received too many. Letters are now sorted by unread first, allowing you to open everything.
Long Haul Missions
We've added several new locations to spice up long haul missions again, if you have any suggestions for locations, let us know.
As always, let us know what you think or if anything needs re-balancing. We can't promise to make changes right away but they'll be certainly be considered by the scripting team and by the admins.
1st Apr 2016
Update: After widespread dildo carnage, we decided that the Dildo was OP. We've restored the server to how it was before April the 1st.
As most of us are now in spring (unless you're in one of those "other" countries), we thought it would be time for a new update...
After a lengthy discussion on the forums about removing the chainsaw, we've decided to remove all weapons we think are overpowered and could cause too much damage. A suitable replacement has been found though.
We hear that cops have it too easy and are overpowered. Worry no more! as of today, all cars have been fitted with a siren! Now you can feel just as powerful as the police.
We've managed to strike a deal with Gee's medical insurance company, so you'll now see that medical fees are now paid from his bank account at no cost to you.
Also NRGs are 500k again!
As always, leave a comment to let us know what you think.
30th Mar 2016
Update: The event is now over, thanks to all who took part!
We had a total of 1244 eggs hidden with a total value of $950,142,33!
Congratulations to Mr_Dimitri who found 128 eggs and $24,654,226.
Thank you to Leatherface who hid a total of 106 eggs, costing him $45,061,101
While the money bag takes a much needed vacation, the Easter Bunny has stopped by SACNR and has been hiding eggs all over the place. Good luck with finding them!
Donating players can also use the /hideegg [amount] (or /he [amount]) command to spawn their own Easter egg for other players to find. You can check for an active egg hunt with /egg. Be quick though, each hunt only lasts 10 minutes!
Note: We've had a few people hiding the egg in places just made to frustrate other players. Please try to apply common sense when hiding eggs. We want everyone to be able to enjoy this event.
NRGs are also at a special discounted price over the easter event!
Happy Easter from all of us at SACNR!
Edit: Gee and Anthony do not wish you all a happy easter.
1st Mar 2016
We have recently gone through and culled the list of authorised donators, removing any player who "Has cheated" or who hasn't logged into the game in the last 6 months. The players who have been removed are:
You can see the current list of authorised donators here: https://www.sacnr.com/authorised-donators/
If you have been removed from the list and you would like to be re-added, you may request to be re-added if:
Your profile shows that you have logged in some time within the last 6 months
You don't have "Has cheated" on your account
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be re-added if you meet these requirements.
New authorised donators
From now on, we'll only open authorised donator applications for short periods, as the process is rather time consuming. As of now, applications are open and will remain open until the end of March. We will update the authorised donator page to indicate whether applications are open or closed.