As a professional civ I RP with everyone, even the NPC's when I'm grabbing that burger and a pint. Sure i still get killed, but most of time if I have a good story and have fun with it, cops pardon me and rebels let me walk.
If you get downed and the first thing you do is start shit talking then nobody is going to want to deal with you and either kill you or ship you off to prison. We could all do a little better at RPing and see where that takes you. You might be surprised at the outcome.
And yes servers have been frustrating lately but I am hopeful they will be fixed. I've played here for years and been admin since 2015, I'm going to stick it out and see where this ship takes me. Like Mitch said before, the lights are still on. Hang in there my amigos.
See you on Altis.