3rd Dec 2018
Some of these updates have been in the game for a while, but were never announced or documented.
Players can now shoot in their properties without gaining wanted stars.
Blista Compact has been added to the car shop.
Cops should now be able to take part in Deathmatch-related events, with no need to change their class.
Active cities are still random, but will no longer be repeated in a row. (No more SF->SF->SF->SF in a single game month).
When the active city changes, it is now announced on chat.
You can now activate an experimental HUD that uses the minimum amount of space on the screen as possible, sacrificing non-essential information. Activated with "/hud min". - Works better with kill-feed deactivated.
The Regular Players Club can no longer be abused by cops. You can still enter it without restrictions if you want to use it for hiding, but it will no longer heal you if you recently did.
Added a cooldown to enter and leave Ammunations in order to avoid players with high pings abusing interior changing.
Players can now use "." to send group messages. (.message)
Players can now duel other players with the /duel command.
Players in a duel won't pay medical fees, and are unable to harm other players. They will be given a countdown, and the results are announced on the main chat. It will also make fights more fair by telling you if your opponent used drugs or bought armour, and avoiding medic heals. Duels are ended when one of the duelers is killed, or is attacked/arrested by an external player.
Long haul missions can now be done in groups.
You can join a group-mate's long haul job with the /joinhaul command. This will allow missions to be completed by several players in a group with the same pick up and destinations. These groups of truckers can be as big as you want, and the first arrival will get a small bonus over the rest of the truckers in that convoy.
A new Ammunation has been added to Esplanade North, San Fierro. You can find it next to Pier 69.
Threads and posts in Invite-Only forum groups are now private.
Command lag should no longer be a problem.
Miscellaneous bug fixes.
Like all new features, these are subject to change, and suggestions for improvement is always welcome in the forums or Discord.
Thanks to all the people who suggested some of these changes. (XTony, Polymorph, HUUMETUKKA, =DCM=Kraken, =DCM=Viper, Roel, wT_Wassaby)
31st Oct 2018
It's Halloween. It's spooky. Here is a spooky update.
The Witches are back again, casting spells left and right and shaking things up in San Andreas!
TRICK OR TREAT!
Type /trickortreat (/tot) to knock on the door of a house. You may or may not receive Magic Beans™?, which you can use to buy Potions from the Witches.
Use /potion (/pt) to drink the magic potions at your own risk - will they have a positive effect that will give you advantages over other players, or will you regret drinking them once you see the side effects?!
The three Witches can be found near Fern Ridge, Las Brujas, and Leafy Hollow!
23rd Oct 2018
We mentioned a while ago that we were training someone else up to help us out with development, so you can now thank Markski for making some of these changes, and look forward to him being a part of the team in the future :)
Haha, you thought there weren't gonna be any stats this fortnight! This was totally planned and totally not a technical problem, we just wanted to trick you... ha ha got u!!!1!!1!
It's a really close one between our Cops this fortnight, with BAHKS managing to arrest 287 players, while Turbo came in second with 264! And then we also have Tobs right behind on 263! I swear when I play as cop no one turns red, but clearly that's not the case as we arrested 5,133 criminals all together this fortnight!
DeNim didn't make the robbery lists this fortnight, so I really wonder what we did with all the guns that he spent $6,184,164 on! Maybe he killed everyone, because we paid a total of $513,722,223 in medical fees in 14 days!
Out of 36,537 total crimes committed, potato robbed 480 unsuspecting players while SwirlyMan held up 66 banks!
Saving the best for last, we have our Addicts of the fortnight. BAHKS and Zeratul420 tied for SECOND place, both with 62 hours. The rest of the top 10 Alive list was:
DeNim - 55h
Aaly - 46.5h
ABDULLAH - 46h
Peat_12377 - 45h
XTony - 44.5h
potato - 39.5h
And in first place this week is, of course, episodes with... 80 HOURS! I just want to point out that that's more than a full-time working week for most people! We obviously need to give Medics something else to do as episodes healed a grand total of... 1,103 players... in 14 days. Just to put it into perspective, the player who came in 2nd on the Medic list healed 87 players. I'll give you a moment to let that sink in! Thank you for your service, doctor!
We hit a peak of 28 players at a time, had 547 total logins, and welcomed 297 new accounts!
See you next fortnight, maybe ;)
22nd Oct 2018
Couple of script changes for you:
After a vote in-game, /hidetiki has been moved from requiring regular player level 9 down to level 7. The minimum prize has also been increased from 30k to 100k.
The number of vehicles that can be sold at car-shops has been increased, you'll get a line in chat when you enter cars telling you the value.
Text/typo fixes across the script and in /help and /settings.
Players who type /handsup in range of a cop will surrender and be arrested.
Players inside the RPC who receive a hit will be ejected.
Thanks to Markski for making some of these changes, hopefully he'll not be too upset with the state of the code and will continue to lend a hand to the development of the script.
7th Oct 2018
Wow, has it been two weeks already? Our weekly summary will now be fortnightly (every 2 weeks) for a while! Pls no comments about Fortnite, I beg you.
Jamie has worked hard on the server this fortnight, fixing a bunch of bugs and enhancing some of our systems. Some of the updates we've received from him this week are:
- [NEW] The Active City is now RANDOM and not in a specific order. As with all new features, we will be monitoring this to see how well it works and if it needs any changes!
- [NEW] Added some more items to Long Hauls
- [BUG FIX] The Active City bank can now be robbed by players with Wanted Levels 1-5
- [BUG FIX] Drugged players' health will now refill in jail
- [ENHANCEMENT] Updated the zoning system to divide all towns into the 3 main cities - map here: https://i.imgur.com/QxOpwCr.png
- [ENHANCEMENT] Fixed some typos
- [ENHANCEMENT] Made some texts easier to understand
- [ENHANCEMENT] Updated Anna text, removing the messed up characters
- [ENHANCEMENT] Updated the news banners at the bottom of the screen, they'll no longer say the same thing for months.
All of these updates are now live on the server.
We also have a vote live at the moment for moving the requirements for /hidetiki down from regular player level 9, to level 7. This would also mean bumping the minimum amount from $30k to $100k. You've got until the 20th of October to vote so head to your nearest post bank and have your voice heard!
Our SACNR Addict this fortnight is our favourite doctor episodes with 60.5 hours played since our last Summary post! episodes is, of course, also our Top Medic again with 285 players healed!
Lucky9 is almost as addicted as episodes, with 59 hours spent on SACNR this fortnight, and Mr. potato at 57.5 hours!
It's nice to see some different players in the rest of the Top 10 Alive Time this fortnight too!
Spending lots of time in-game probably means that you'll be at the top of other lists too. That is definitely true this fortnight with Lucky9 taking out our Top Robber position by robbing 572 players out of our server total of 7,340 players robbed. His thirst for crime obviously wasn't quenched by robbing those players, as he also committed 1,560 crimes out of our server total of 32,566!
348 of those crimes were stores robbed by MA_Malik, Polymorph, and ABDULLAH, which may explain why ABDULLAH spent so much money on weapons, as he gave Ammu-Nation a huge $5.8M in sales! It is not surprising that Polymorph also spent a large amount of cash on weapons, as he completed 57 Hit Contracts this fortnight! This is probably also why he was /pee'd on more than any other player!
Perhaps there were lots of Hits on ABDULLAH, since he managed to die the most times out of every player this fortnight! Or maybe he was arrested a lot by our Top Cop PurpleKush who put 317 players in jail out of our server total of 4,200! Tobs will not be happy. PurpleKush also died a lot, so maybe these two are a good Cop vs Robber match! Thanks to all of their deaths, we paid a server total of $476M in Medical Fees this fortnight!
We peaked at 24 players online at a time, welcomed 154 new friends, and had 441 players logging in over the last 2 weeks.
See you in 2 weeks!