It has a cops and robbers theme - you can play as a cop or civilian/robber and change at any time. You can also own houses, own and sell items at businesses, buy car bombs, grow and sell "drugs", do one of the many vehicle missions, or kill some of the people with bounties on their heads. You can rob casinos, stores, houses, businesses, and other players. The more risk you take, the more money you get - just don't get caught!
If you don't already have SA:MP, you should go and read more about it on our downloads page - it's fun!
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Tazers now have a per-player cooldown, this means as soon as a player has been tazed, they can't be tazed again for another 10 seconds. This should allow situations to be slightly more balanced and as a cop, you'll have to put more thought into when you want to use your taser.
Moderator team, we've created a new group of people to moderate chat a little more. They're identified by the "(M)" on their /i textdraws. Their role will be to look after anything which happens in chat, help eliminate spam and hopefully make the atmosphere slightly more enjoyable to be part of.
Three witches have descended on San Andreas, they were last spotted near Fern Ridge, Las Brujas and at Leafy Hollow. They're selling potions but only to those who posess "Magic Beans". Luckily, these are being given out to anyone trick or treating!
You can drink these potions with /potion (/pt) which can give you a short term effect, this may give you an advantage but they may also make you easier to kill, cost you more money or get arrested much faster. Use them if you dare! You can check your inventory (/in) to see how many beans and potions you have.
The witches have been kind enough to give everyone 1 potion to start the event.
As well as the bits above, The familiar bits are back from last year:
Witches have replaced the money bag with spooky cauldrons.
Businesses have been ordering spookier items from long haul drivers.
A mysterious being has repainted vehicles on the map.
Pumpkins have started growing all over San Andreas.
Homeowners all over the server are allowing people to Trick or Treat their houses for a chance of winning $5,000,000. (Protection from scary ghosts not guaranteed)
Mr. Skeltal, official SACNR provider of healthy bones and calcium has taken over from Anna.
/potion (/pt) - Drink a potion
/trickortreat (/tot) - Knock on a door - must be near a house
/??? - The "secret" command has once again returned
Range: Increased/Decreased range for commands like /rob /arrest /heal and /tazer
Medical fees: Increased/Decreased med fees on death
Damage: Increased/Decreased attack damage (Only works on players, not vehicles)
Kung fu: Fancy fighting style
Spicy beans: Be careful when you /fart
Nitro cars: Any vehicle you get into has an added extra
Each effect lasts 2 minutes, so use it while you can!
Have fun and Happy Halloween!
PS: Sorry we're running the same update as last year, I had some really cool stuff planned but couldn't get it working (We had some flying NPCs). I'll try to work on it a bit earlier for next time, it'll be worth the wait, I promise.
Over the last two years we've seen a growing problem with players in internet cafes, primarily from the Philippines, creating hundreds of accounts and ban evading, practically daily. I'm creating this post to hopefully share some info into how bans work and how internet cafes will be dealt with going forwards.
When we ban someone, we ban both the account and the IP address they're playing on, this prevents people from simply creating a new account and logging back in. Time and time again, we get ban appeals saying "Only ban account, don't ban IP" - I'm sorry to say but that's not possible, if you don't like not being able to play because one of your buddies used aimbot, maybe stop them from using aimbot? Asking for us to unban an IP and just ban an account won't change anything, so there's not a whole lot of point asking.
The future for internet cafes
Since every time a ban is made, new accounts get created from the same cafe, we'll be enforcing a new policy. While ANY account in the cafe is banned, new accounts may not be created. If accounts are found, we will assume they're ban evaders and ban them. As you can see from above, this will include anyone else playing on the IP.
Sorry it's had to come to this, but too much of our time is spent dealing with these cafes and not enough time on the rest of the players which deserve the time much more.
Feel free to post a comment if you have any questions.
Hopefully this is the last time for a while I have to bore you all with server status posts. Tonight we made some improvements to the system the server runs on. This hopefully means the annoying restart crashes are fixed and the game-month system can be re-introduced. More excitingly, it means we can go back to developing improvements for the server instead of dealing with crashes.
Thanks for your patience over the last few weeks, it's been a tough one to fix. Let me know if you have any issues though.