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Update, 18th February 2014

Apologies for the downtime with the website, it just unexpectedly died somehow and was a bit of a problem to fix. Nonetheless, it's back and I'm back with a little update regarding the server. Honestly, I thought that the attention surrounding the server would have died down a bit by now, but at least every week or so I'm still being asked by people if FCRP is coming back, and there never seems to be any shortage of comments on this page either. It really is nice to see this, and I'm pleased that there were a lot of people that enjoyed themselves on FCRP and are really eager to jump back in and get things online again. Without a doubt, if I could put FCRP back up, I would, but it's not that simple, and there's all sorts of problems like the script needing to be developed and the ongoing conversion of everything. Perhaps the biggest obstacle though, is my increasingly busy schedule and real life commitments.

I certainly think there's a good chance that FCRP, or something similar to it, could return in the future, and it'll be interesting to see what happens with GTA V and if it ever releases on PC and if it will be possible to make scriptable multiplayer for it. Certainly, this would be awesome, and I'm actually already prepared for it if it does come to fruition.

In the mean time though, I will continue to develop the script in my spare time. At least this way, if there is a position where we could get things going again, we wouldn't have to worry about the script.

Sam.

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Great news, can't wait to get back into Fort Carson and play again.

    • SuicidalCopHD, Venaducci, erepsitty and 78 others like this

I caked myself.

    • xD2Bx Platinum, Venaducci and alerse like this

Woop

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To explain it from the BCSO's perspective:

 

We were forced into a corner by the Government and the Mafia as the government was working closely with the Mafia.

 

Whenever we encountered a member from the Mafia or Government we'd immediately come under OOC accusation of abuse (both IC and OOC abuse), members of the BCSO were also constantly challenged on whether or not their actions were in accordance with our guidelines.

 

We were frustrated at the situation, eventually we were pushed too much too many times, Sam and a couple of deputies eventually arrested most of the government in one swoop, that was the tipping point in my option, FCRP was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode, which it did soon after when the complaint against us was posted which caused further frustration and anger within the BCSO, I had no interest in carrying on with FCRP at that point, I know that other members of the BCSO felt similar. The BCSO was then temporarily suspended by me until the situation was resolved.

 

It is not just the fault of the government and Mafia, Sam and the rest of the management team is also at fault for not acting when it was apparent that the situation was out of control as Sam explained. The BCSO was also at fault, we shouldn't have allowed ourselves to be pushed as much as we did, we should have insisted on getting the issues resolved.

 

 

I'm very hesitant about going back on FCRP for the reasons described above, I'm worried that it will be difficult to forget what happened and that the server ultimately won't be what it was, however that is just my opinion.

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I'm very hesitant about going back on FCRP for the reasons described above, I'm worried that it will be difficult to forget what happened and that the server ultimately won't be what it was, however that is just my opinion.

 

From my point of view, a relaunch of the server would be nice. It'd be nice for everything to start over fresh. Hopefully, we can experience all those glory moments we had back last year, with functional and friendly relationships with members of the community. In order for this to happen, I think all existing hatred towards other members should be let go, as this would end all feuds between both parties, leading to better gameplay, relationships, and overall community quality. The Community and Staff Team must work together in order to make things great and smooth. The community needs to give feedback report problems/conflicts so that the Staff Team can discuss what needs to be fixed and what needs to be changed. Sure there were problems before, but with more efficient use of teamwork and feedback, we can forget the bad times and make this community better than ever before. Let's start over fresh, confident, and strong.

 

The recent news is promising, and I look forward to upcoming updates of the server.

 

-Mai.

    • ScottN, Ronald D., Ctstrohm and 7 others like this

Great! I will be looking forward to this!

 

Pielog approves! ^_^

 

- Pielog.

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Conroy_Alex
Jun 06 2013 04:30 PM

Wooohooo, I really can't wait to play on FCRP again, I almost deleted my San Andreas because there were no good servers, but as I've seen this, I changed my mind.

    • Venaducci, alettanna, CityQuest and 33 others like this

Looking forward to status of the server.

    • RockSteel, pletcherbuh, pletcheruly and 22 others like this

Hopefully all these troubles will be solved and we can get on with what we love. Roleplaying on FCRP.

    • alettanna, drehangeart, ATIETLEFOG and 1 other like this

Although there were indeed some bad moments in the server's lifetime, lets remember some of the better times;

 

Elections

These were incredible, I'd love to pull up in my cruiser and see cars parked everywhere outside the SANN Centre during election speeches, it really showed that we were indeed a community that cared about our ingame policies and laws instead of some random playerbase

 

Rednecks

Although it seemed like we hated them, most of us at the SD found these guys hilarious, some of the things we did with them were reminiscent of an 80s comedy movie set in the outback's of America (Fig 1. - Chasing the quad bikes whilst they screamed nonsense)

 

H&S Cars

Not one to glorify my own thing, but this proved to be a huge success. We had no commands and no permanent HQ so I had to manually assign the vehicles to people who bought them. In our first day alone we made a profit of over $300,000 due to the fact we sold vehicles you couldn't find in the dealership. The community loved this idea and I loved running it, especially driving the "Car of the Month" (which was a ZR-350) into Fort Carson and watching people flock around it. This is something I'd like to see put back in if we returned.

 

Random Community Ideas

Stuff like that random carwash near the townhall, I was very pleased seeing that our players could think of some awesome RP ideas on their own without staff intervention. Hell, I remember us SD guys rolled up one time and asked for our cars to be cleaned and serviced.

 

SD / FD / DOT

If you haven't guessed from my previous posts (and this one), I loved every moment being in the SD until certain events took the fun away. I'm talking about the small calls like a simple altercation between two people in the street that could be solved by simply talking to each party and reaching a compromise. Driving down the street and being flagged down by some very worried civilians because they'd just heard what sounded like gunshots in the local donut shop.

 

Then there were the more major events that brought together the three major factions.

 

MVA's were one of the most fun for me though as it required co-operation between the SD and FD, we'd block the road and start interrogating witnesses whilst the FD tended to the victims.

 

I can understand that some people may view the SD / FD as a boring activity as they'd only catch a glimpse of an emergency vehicle whizzing past with its sirens on, but behind the scenes we were working together like an actual small town agency (we even trialed a desktop dispatching system with an actual dispatcher that worked very well). A few things the public didn't see, without giving too much away:

 

  • We originally had two divisions, SAC and NAC. The Northern Area Command were responsible for all major highways and northern bone county (we used the SFPD's for those who were confused) whilst the Southern Area Command were responsible for Fort Carson and southern bone county (LVPD's). Unfortunately though, We in NAC spent most of our time assisting SAC in Fort Carson
  • SRT - Strategic Response Team. Drove the enforcers, wore the SWAT uniform and dealt with the awesome stuff, like the terrorist situation on Route 9 that one time, a police chase ended when the driver announced he had wired the car with explosives. So we got some snipers in position and got a negotiator in. We also disposed of the illegal weapon shipment at the BCMA with a controlled explosion
  • PIV - Pursuit Interception Vehicle. Once some exotic cars were introduced to the dealership, we were quickly being outrun. So we had to purchase two buffalos to keep up with the fastest of vehicle
  • Auxiliary - Unfortunately, the server went down before we could use this. Its exactly what it is in real life, we were planning on letting people become volunteers and have their own marked vehicles (in a mod pack, these had amber lightbars) although they weren't allowed to use the lights or ignore traffic laws except in an absolute emergency

Nicolai worked very, very hard on the SD when he took over. But most of the stuff he did was for the eyes of people in the faction which led to the obvious criticism from some players against him

 

But at the end of the day, its important to remember why we closed. The final month or so of the server was not pretty and induced a lot of stress between us on the now old staff team and the players, something which shouldn't be caused by something we used to find relaxing and fun.

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Random Community Ideas

Stuff like that random carwash near the townhall, I was very pleased seeing that our players could think of some awesome RP ideas on their own without staff intervention. Hell, I remember us SD guys rolled up one time and asked for our cars to be cleaned and serviced.

 

 

It was always nice to see people that took on the true meaning of roleplay and didn't limit themselves to being a newb that does a "newb side job".  I loved seeing people actually use their imagination and do stuff like being prostitutes or setting up car washes like you mentioned above.  It was also always cool to see someone take out the ice cream truck or pretend they were a fighting champion in the SANN Center Arena.  Similarly, when I added new script features it was always fun to see how people would use them.  While most people simply used the ability to give the ownership of their car to someone else as a way to sell it quickly, it was brilliant that one time when I came in the server to see a group of people had actually set up a makeshift car dealership complete with salesmen and test drives.  Being the server manager, I would always do my best to help anyone who did stuff like that as well.  If John Doe was selling ice creams from his ice cream truck, Jessica Smith would be waiting in line to buy one and if Joe Bloggs is selling an exotic car, Terence Carter would be snapping it up at an exotic price tag.

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Chloe Blanc
Jun 06 2013 07:06 PM

I was driving an ice cream truck one day and i got freaking pulled over like a felony stopped and then they asked if they could have ice cream, 

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I was driving an ice cream truck one day and i got freaking pulled over like a felony stopped and then they asked if they could have ice cream, 

 

SLOWLY REACH OVER TO THE ICE CREAM MAKER AND DISPENSE ME A CHOCOLATE CONE.  DO IT NOW

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When can we expect forums to be up and running?

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Ice cream is a vital tool in modern day policing, we have to maintain a healthy supply ,especially in the desert...

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Chloe Blanc
Jun 06 2013 09:53 PM

SLOWLY REACH OVER TO THE ICE CREAM MAKER AND DISPENSE ME A CHOCOLATE CONE.  DO IT NOW

*Chloe Blanc attempts to throw a handful of sprinkles at one of the officers*

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xD2Bx Platinum
Jun 06 2013 11:58 PM

This is excellent news! I am very excited to hear more info when it comes! :D

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Darkskullex
Jun 07 2013 05:58 AM

It's been about a year since I've joined this community of great roleplayers and I hope we can continue this soon. I too can't wait for more news about the server!

*Chloe Blanc attempts to throw a handful of sprinkles at one of the officers*

*Patrick Harper attempts to tackle Chloe and charge her with reckless endangerment*

 

DON'T YOU KNOW SAM IS ALLERGIC TO SPRINKLES?

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Conroy_Alex
Jun 07 2013 09:30 AM

I am soo excited to play on FCRP again, that I will come on this website every day and post something just because I am excited :)

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Harper, you could charge Chloe with battery on a PO for for that. FUCK YEAH, POLICING!

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Good stuff seeing things moving once again, it has sure been a while.

Awesome, can't wait for the news on the server, good work Sam!

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Chloe Blanc
Jun 07 2013 06:58 PM

*Patrick Harper attempts to tackle Chloe and charge her with reckless endangerment*

 

DON'T YOU KNOW SAM IS ALLERGIC TO SPRINKLES?

/do fail, you don't have the athletic ability to jump into the truck 

/do fail, we abuse our powers and teleport inside the truck.

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