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In this node you'll find what changes have been made in the development in Mafia City Roleplay.
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Staff Team Update - October 2021

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Staff Team Update

Dear Community
We're very excited to announce the following individuals have passed their application phase into the staff team.

Support:

Tester:

Support and Tester Team members are considered an important part of our community and development process on MCRP. We are happy to see players showing a major interest in joining the team to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time and fit the requirements, please take some time to fill out the application here.

To those that have been accepted, it is your responsibility to reach out to Administrative Services via Discord Ticket to confirm that you are accepting your invitation to the staff team. Failure to do this within a period of one month will result in your invitation being revoked. Administrative Services is not required to contact you first regarding your acceptance. In your message, you should include your desire to accept the invitation.
After you have made contact the next steps are:

  1. Schedule your Orientation date and time with Administrative Services in the #staff-applicant channel on Discord.
  2. Attend Orientation, ensure you are 15 minutes early to your scheduled Orientation.
  3. R&U Staff Handbooks and Policies.
  4. Receive your role!
If you are unable to attend orientation, please ensure you contact Administrative Services ONE HOUR before the orientation begins. Failure to attend an excess of 3 orientations will result in your invitation to the staff team being revoked.

 

Staff Team Update - October 2021

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Staff Team Update

Dear Community
We're very excited to announce the following individuals have passed their application phase into the staff team.

Support:

Tester:

Support and Tester Team members are considered an important part of our community and development process on MCRP. We are happy to see players showing a major interest in joining the team to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time and fit the requirements, please take some time to fill out the application here.

To those that have been accepted, it is your responsibility to reach out to Administrative Services via Discord Ticket to confirm that you are accepting your invitation to the staff team. Failure to do this within a period of one month will result in your invitation being revoked. Administrative Services is not required to contact you first regarding your acceptance. In your message, you should include your desire to accept the invitation.
After you have made contact the next steps are:

  1. Schedule your Orientation date and time with Administrative Services in the #staff-applicant channel on Discord.
  2. Attend Orientation, ensure you are 15 minutes early to your scheduled Orientation.
  3. R&U Staff Handbooks and Policies.
  4. Receive your role!
If you are unable to attend orientation, please ensure you contact Administrative Services ONE HOUR before the orientation begins. Failure to attend an excess of 3 orientations will result in your invitation to the staff team being revoked.

 

Community Blog #19 - The Grand Return of DevBlogs!

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Introduction
Welcome to the rebirth of our Community Blog!

We've fallen out of doing these, but with our redoubled commitment to user-friendly, transparent and accessible experiences, excitement about our new update, we've brought them back to showcase the highlights of our latest server changelog in plaintext.

Due to the overwhelming response to push new content while perfecting our highly anticipated Crim Update, today we're releasing some very exciting new content for Los Santos Emergency Services and the Department of Justice as well as a Brand New Activity that will bring characters out of the city and into Blaine County as master hunters, trappers, and baiters.

We also have several smaller changes that should either help players wanting to buy property, pay fines, and changes that will help staff get you back in the game in those tricky code b situations.

CHANGES TO PILLBOX
Exciting changes are coming to Pillbox as the hospital embraces its role as a teaching and diagnostic trauma center with the opening of an entire new floor.

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This floor contains expanding laboratory offerings, including 2 new x-ray and one MRI suite, a heart lab for cardiac stress testing, and even an oral surgery suite. This floor is host to a morgue and sealed records room for mortuary patient files. It also expands on Pillbox's role in training the next generation of trauma physicians and BLS-certified LEOs with classroom, conferences, and even residency space for those overworked EMTs.

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But it's not just Pillbox that's getting a facelift but the fleet of EMS vehicles. Los Santos Emergency Services welcomes the Vapid Speedo Express Ambulance, a sleeker, faster and more modern ambulance equipped with all the same lifesaving equipment to get the job done. LSES's ability to mountain and offroad calls is receiving similar boost with the addition of Dundreary Landroamer Customs and Custom Canis Mesas to their arsenals.

But if these new off-road offerings still can't get to you in those hard to reach cliff faces of Chilead made near exclusively for aerial access, LSES pilots have been training in Rappelling from Helicopters to get closer in tight mountain spaces without risking crashing the helicopter and making your mountain rescue need mountain rescue.

A RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL
Big changes are also on the horizon for the Department of Justice who are opening an entire new facility at the Davis Court Building down in Davis. This multi-story facility with metal detectors at all entrances houses law offices, conference rooms, holding cells, and the piece de resistance, a fully appointed courtroom to help facilitate DOJ's newly rolled out system for criminal and civil lawsuits.

DEER SEASON OPENS.
Tired of the same boring city jobs? Take a break and go up to the forests in Paleto to pick up some new work--that isn't Lumber.

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The Bayview Lodge (behind the car rental north of Lumber) has opened up a hunting shop to help you catch and field dress any deer in area. Conveniently, they are also looking to buy venison--regardless of meat quality!

To get started head to the Hunting Shop and go up to the door. There you'll be able to buy a musket and ammo as well as ammunition and field kits to harvest organs and that sweet sweet deer meat from deer that you (or someone else!) manage to take down. Then wait for deer to wander the forest. When you see one, try to get as close as you can and shoot to kill. But be careful, deer are skittish around humans and may bolt if you get too close!

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Once a deer is downed, you can harvest it with a field kit from the Hunting Shop and will acquire deer meat of low, medium, or high quality. All three types will be bought at the shop, but quality definitely impacts price.

And don't worry about overhunting. You'll always be able to find deer in the forest, even if they're sometimes hiding.

NOTE: These muskets are special in that they don't require a permit, and are loaded with special bullets that won't harm other hunters or their vehicles! (How? Don't worry about it). Like axes for Lumber, these are not weapons that can be used in PvP.


CORPORATE & GROUP ACCOUNTABILITY
A long awaited update to Corporations and Groups (accessed through your B menu) allows those in leadership of corporations or groups to more easily see financial transactions into and out of their corporations by tracking deposits and withdrawals from the vault, purchases and income, salaries,


EXIT VEHICLE THEN SHOOT
A short QOL animation has been added to draw weapons that were held in hand prior to entering a vehicle. This adds a short delay and a major boost to realism for when your 10-80 turns to 10-10s.


We have also made several modifications to weapon damage to reduce lag shooting (the generic desync where bullets you see hit may not damage your target or the inverse where you are being shot and do not perceive it).

QOL UPDATES & SMODE CHANGES
  • The Pages App (and textbox) will be a little less cluttered as a loophole has been fixed that allowed people to bypass the cooldown period on ads by posting one from Weazel News
    However, if you're still wanting to burn through your corp's advertising budget, VIP donors will be allowed to post with shorter windows between ads (down to 7.5 minutes for VIP 3 as normal!)
  • A Fines Desk was added to Vespucci PD to add another location for paying any traffic, parking, or criminal fines you may have. Because location is definitely why you haven't paid those fines.
  • A bug fix was performed so redeeming custom car items (neons, plates, etc) when you have many cars does not break the UI.
  • A script was adding to prevent staff from spawning one of your vehicles if you have your maximum number out. Now if you need an additional vehicle spawned by staff you will have to park one before they can help you.
  • An /entryquiz command was added to help Staff quickly mark and update the entry quizzes for new flights looking to join the server (and the occasional established player who could use a reminder


Written by @Falconinthedive

 
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Staff Team Update - September 2021

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Staff Team Update

Dear Community
We're very excited to announce the following individuals have passed their application phase into the staff team.

Support:

Tester:

Support and Tester Team members are considered an important part of our community and development process on MCRP. We are happy to see players showing a major interest in joining the team to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time and fit the requirements, please take some time to fill out the application here.

To those that have been accepted, it is your responsibility to reach out to Administrative Services via Discord Ticket to confirm that you are accepting your invitation to the staff team. Failure to do this within a period of one month will result in your invitation being revoked. Administrative Services is not required to contact you first regarding your acceptance. In your message, you should include your desire to accept the invitation.
After you have made contact the next steps are:

  1. Schedule your Orientation date and time with Administrative Services in the #staff-applicant channel on Discord.
  2. Attend Orientation, ensure you are 15 minutes early to your scheduled Orientation.
  3. R&U Staff Handbooks and Policies.
  4. Receive your role!
If you are unable to attend orientation, please ensure you contact Administrative Services ONE HOUR before the orientation begins. Failure to attend an excess of 3 orientations will result in your invitation to the staff team being revoked.

 

Staff Team Update - September 2021

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Staff Team Update

Dear Community
We're very excited to announce the following individuals have passed their application phase into the staff team.

Support:

Tester:

Support and Tester Team members are considered an important part of our community and development process on MCRP. We are happy to see players showing a major interest in joining the team to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time and fit the requirements, please take some time to fill out the application here.

To those that have been accepted, it is your responsibility to reach out to Administrative Services via Discord Ticket to confirm that you are accepting your invitation to the staff team. Failure to do this within a period of one month will result in your invitation being revoked. Administrative Services is not required to contact you first regarding your acceptance. In your message, you should include your desire to accept the invitation.
After you have made contact the next steps are:

  1. Schedule your Orientation date and time with Administrative Services in the #staff-applicant channel on Discord.
  2. Attend Orientation, ensure you are 15 minutes early to your scheduled Orientation.
  3. R&U Staff Handbooks and Policies.
  4. Receive your role!
If you are unable to attend orientation, please ensure you contact Administrative Services ONE HOUR before the orientation begins. Failure to attend an excess of 3 orientations will result in your invitation to the staff team being revoked.

 

Staff Team Update - September 2021

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Staff Team Update

Dear Community
We're very excited to announce the following individuals have passed their application phase into the staff team.

Support:

Tester:

Support and Tester Team members are considered an important part of our community and development process on MCRP. We are happy to see players showing a major interest in joining the team to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time and fit the requirements, please take some time to fill out the application here.

To those that have been accepted, it is your responsibility to reach out to Administrative Services via Discord Ticket to confirm that you are accepting your invitation to the staff team. Failure to do this within a period of one month will result in your invitation being revoked. Administrative Services is not required to contact you first regarding your acceptance. In your message, you should include your desire to accept the invitation.
After you have made contact the next steps are:

  1. Schedule your Orientation date and time with Administrative Services in the #staff-applicant channel on Discord.
  2. Attend Orientation, ensure you are 15 minutes early to your scheduled Orientation.
  3. R&U Staff Handbooks and Policies.
  4. Receive your role!
If you are unable to attend orientation, please ensure you contact Administrative Services ONE HOUR before the orientation begins. Failure to attend an excess of 3 orientations will result in your invitation to the staff team being revoked.

 

Recent Asset Transferring Punishments

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Hello everyone!

On the 26th of August, we issued a punishment to 64 accounts for Money Farming (Asset Transfer) and pushed a character wipe for a total of 96 characters. This action was taken as a result of us checking back 90 days over our logs and finding that these users broke our Asset Transfer rule by either being the middle man or the one moving assets between their characters.

With the case involving so many players, both newer and older with smaller and bigger cases, we within the Administrative Services had and heard some concerns and chose to sit down after the incident to reconsider our choices for both banning and wiping all said accounts and characters, as well as to sit and discuss if it was the right course of action. With this, we also started a discussion on if it would be about time for us to adjust the way we treat these cases and if we should or shouldn't continue with full wipes of characters in Asset Transfer cases.

A new approach that we are taking from here is that we are going to be showing a bit more leniency to a certain degree, yet to a point where we will take action and follow our way of promoting guidance and education.

From now on with Asset Transfers as well as with this incident with the 64 accounts and 96 characters, we have removed the character wipes as well as adjusted the points gained from the punishments down to 10 points per account. The characters are returned, but the assets that were transferred are deleted permanently.


Regards,
Administrative Services​
 

Official Illegal Handbook Changes

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Hello Everyone!


Today we have a few changes coming to the criminal life for the server! First, on the list, today would be the status of Unofficial Illegal Groups.

A new rule will be coming in for this.




Unofficial gangs will now have to put in an application to get to Tier 1 status within a week of them forming. This will give them access to communication with Group Management and other Group Leaders. This will also hold them to the same standards we hold any of our Official Gang Leaders.


Along with the changes for Unofficial Groups which will now be referred to as Tier 1 Groups, we have revised the Official Illegal Groups Handbook. Please read over the new handbook below which will be bulletins on what has changed.


  • Tier 1 status and requirements.
  • Alliances along with 3rd party fights.
  • Some Tier member limits have been changed.


Please make sure to read them over and we hope everyone has a good day!


 

Staff Team Update - August 2021

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Staff Team Update

Dear Community
We're very excited to announce the following individuals have passed their application phase into the staff team.

Support:

Tester:

Support and Tester Team members are considered an important part of our community and development process on MCRP. We are happy to see players showing a major interest in joining the team to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering your time and fit the requirements, please take some time to fill out the application here.

To those that have been accepted, it is your responsibility to reach out to Administrative Services via Discord Ticket to confirm that you are accepting your invitation to the staff team. Failure to do this within a period of one month will result in your invitation being revoked. Administrative Services is not required to contact you first regarding your acceptance. In your message, you should include your desire to accept the invitation.
After you have made contact the next steps are:

  1. Schedule your Orientation date and time with Administrative Services in the #staff-applicant channel on Discord.
  2. Attend Orientation, ensure you are 15 minutes early to your scheduled Orientation.
  3. R&U Staff Handbooks and Policies.
  4. Receive your role!
If you are unable to attend orientation, please ensure you contact Administrative Services ONE HOUR before the orientation begins. Failure to attend an excess of 3 orientations will result in your invitation to the staff team being revoked.

 

Staff Update: Welcome to the Lead Administration Team!

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Hello everyone!

It's time for an important announcement! As things continue to progress and we continue to grow we continue to experience an increase in workload as expected. The recent departure of Taedolf it's placed a heavier strain on Lead Administration in specific as well, due to the immense amount of reviews performed daily, tickets handled, as well as decisions that have to be made that impact the project.​

Our goal has been to start minimizing the amount of workload, to lower stress, allow our staff members to roleplay (which they sacrifice a lot of their roleplay time to help the community and my heart goes out to them), with that goal in mind we can have more quality paid attention to each area of the team.​

We have accomplished part of this goal and have started to see a reduced amount of reports, although the strain is still heavy, we're continuing to work on this so that we can increase the quality of life for both the community and staff members alike.​

With that plan, one of the biggest first steps is increasing the number of members of the Lead Administration Team, in specific the Assistant Project Lead positions. With that being done we'll be able to cover multiple time zones, move things along faster, and have more coverage of supervision for each area. As well as to increase the bandwidth of what the Lead Administration Team can manage, as I alone cannot perform all of these tasks, manage all of the departments, and continue to work on improving the project without assistance and keep up at the rate we're going!​

It's exciting to be able to say that we're expanding this team as this means that we'll have more individuals on hand to dig into our policies, processes, and figure out where we can improve and how.​

Without further ado, I present the Team!

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Poke
Poke has been with the team for a long time, and has been through many of the hardships we've faced, and dealt with one of the most difficult departments to manage the Group Management Department. He's been head of the department for quite some time and has helped shape that department up, helping implement better policies, and has continued to improve the department as well as the systems that operate underneath it. Such as the Illegal Groups System, the Group Leader System, and others involved in Group Management.​

While some people may not know/realize how much Poke works with Illegal/Legal Group Leaders, this man speaks to them every day and ensures to stay on top of things with groups as much as possible. Without a doubt, this man has helped immensely in bettering things for the departments as well as their processes and helping to hold higher accountability for each one.​

Poke during his tenure has served as the Head of Refunds Team and Head of Group Management, tackling every project he can and lending a hand wherever possible. He's been working with Audit Team for quite some time and helping to keep that department moving and working diligently to keep ban evaders and hackers out of the server. Doing this is an intensive task on its own, during his tenure he has reviewed hundreds of thousands of logs just to keep this going. He's also continued to help out by being a part of Administrative Services and lending a hand wherever possible.​

With Poke he hopes to work with the Properties Team and the Rules Team to help improve the process and to continue to push things in the right direction, he will take the position of Lead Administrator and work under the Project Lead as an Assistant Project Lead.​


Next up for the Team is!

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LadyEm

LadyEm has been a dedicated member of the project for quite some time, with her impeccable ability to formulate a team, she's the prime reason that the Helper Team took off and did so well the way it did, she has been there since the start and continued to push that team along, implementing policies, creating a rewards system for it, and creating the process that helps secure the foundation of it as it stands today.​

Her work didn't stop there, as she joined the Staff Team late last year, I became very interested to see what she would aspire to, she immediately hit the ground running and continued to push hard as support. Once she became Moderator she became a Group Management member, was Head of Legal Groups at some point, and also applied for Head of Support Team. From there she continued to improve that department, and managed it well, keeping up with every one of her members under her wing.​

She continued to show her proficiency and has since then joined the Administrative Services Team, without a doubt she has carried out a lot of permission changes, role changes, etc as well as performing countless orientations for oncoming staff. She's currently been working even further to improve Staff Policies, Staff Handbooks and even creating new Handbooks and Orientations.​

LadyEm hopes to continue to expand on those handbooks and policies, as well as to help out in any way she can. She will take on the role of Lead Administrator and work under the Project Lead as the Assistant Project Lead.​


Next up for the Team is!

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PhillyCHEEEEEZ

PhillyCHEEEEEZ has been around the project for quite some time, a bit over a year, and has assisted us even before his second tenure in the Staff Team he assisted with the development of data analytics, and has been able to help us increase our view of the flow of the server. This includes monitoring economics and log information. Helping us learn to utilize some of the backend systems that we use to better achieve our goals.

From there he came back to the team for a second time, being given a chance to show that he's fit for the team and has shown an immense amount of passion and dedication for the project. Since then, he's been adapting to the project, learning what Mafia City Roleplay is all about, and working to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully. When he came to the team, I could see PhillyCHEEEEEZ had so much passion, he didn't know what to do with it at times. But with proper guidance has astounded me, showing that being lead in the right direction can make the biggest impact on someone's tenure here in staff.

PhillyCHEEEEEZ has continued to improve everything he touches, putting a meticulous amount of detail into the work he does, since his promotion to Moderator he's joined Group Management, Refunds Team, and Administrative Services. Every department he has joined, he's put an immense amount of effort into looking into ways that things can be improved and how the quality of roleplay in the community can continue to improve.

Since his promotion to Senior Moderator, He joined the Audit Team and continued to help out in every way possible, reviewing an immense amount of situations as well as being able to review, process, and aggregate hundreds of thousands of logs. He's also aspired to become the Head of the Refunds Team, helping to rewrite the policies and improve them, to make them more clear for the department. During his tenure, he's continued to help out with data analytics in the back end as well.

During the launch of the Whitelist, LadyEm and Philly, spent at least six hours that day, helping to review, re-write, and improve the overall quiz system as well as open questions and has made a rock-solid quiz system that challenges individuals and their understanding of the rules.

PhillyCHEEEEEZ hopes to work to continue to improve our Data Analytics, to help look at problem areas within the community, and to also assist in looking for hackers/ban evaders. He also hopes to help improve our rules and raise the quality of roleplay within the environment. He will spend an additional three months as a Senior Administrator as he is an Administrator currently and will also have the role of Assistant Project Lead and will then take on the role of Lead Administrator.


Without a doubt in my mind, these individuals have shown countless times during their tenure that they have the community's best interest at heart, they're passionate about this project, dedicated, and they desire nothing more than to help it grow and increase the amount of enjoyment that everyone gets from this project.

With the expansion of three members onto the team, the amount of effort they have put in during their tenure, and through their interview and application process. Each one of these individuals deserves to progress into the team, I'm excited to see what ideas each individual will have, the impact they're going to have on this project and I hope to see them grow even more in the knowledge and experience they've already gained. This will also help us ensure that we are maintaining coverage for Lead Administration and this position is considered to be one of longevity.

Congratulations and Welcome to the Team!
Felix
Project Lead