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  1. This actually sounds pretty unique and genuinely fun. Would love to see where this idea can go. Great suggestion!
  2. I didn't check the modifications just yet unfortunately. That update slipped my mind.
  3. Glad to see the welcome screen and the new player search made it in ❤️
  4. Wow, god forbid there's a few mistakes in a big server update. You know what we should do Nuvo!? We should berate the developers! I think shitting on them by being sarcastic and asking for new devs will make these fixes happen quicker and hopefully teach them a lesson to be perfect! Man... Too bad there isn't a full island with 10+ years of developed systems/activities with dozens of other things to do to help pass the time while they fix things via reports. Genius.
  5. Going by <time within 6 months> could be bad because what if that person isn't on for 5 months. At all. The houses they own just sit there untouched for almost half a year. Then the final month they get 30 hours in and then disappear for another 5 months. Then you're in an even worse situatiuon that OP suggested (being over 3+ months with no playtime). I dont think thats a healthy situation either unfortunately. Keep that in mind. They also could just hop on civ and afk for majority of those hours too. They could do that already of course.
  6. Should the counter to Mobiles be allowing spawns inside houses? I think that’s ass backwards to the solution and tilting the balance deeply over the edge in this case. If anything, Mobiles being removed would be a closer balance rather than allowing spawning inside strategic houses near feds If you could spawn inside a house, would it be limited? Or just no restriction at all in general? Us finding houses and like being able to do something to prevent further spawns could be fun with policy involved in all honesty, but I don’t think that’s the end game solution to this supposed problem. Also my usage of the verbiage “unethical” was strictly for talking about a cop force blowing up a civs house. How it doesn’t make sense from a government perspective. Not used in the same way you’re using it now, in a numbers comparison.
  7. Have one or two roaming in ifrits with an RPG looking for Mobile. Or even one dude high up in an Orca and another on ground ready to go to ping from where Orca sees the Mobile. If you find and blow it up, we don’t have it for the rest of the event on timer unless fighting continues after. Likely won’t pull it again at the end either for 99% of people since that would lead to a net loss anyway. On the contrary- APD can’t blow your house up and prevent you from infinitely spawning. I guess we could with flash bangs but that would just get ridiculous, pin pointing your house, hunting you and the house you’re spawning in down, etc etc. It would also be unethical for a cop force to destroy a house like that if so.
  8. Lets gooooo 🔥🔥🔥
  9. This is the sole reason really why my "rank of the month" idea didnt include Constable or Corporal. Because the main argument was it'd be a slap in the face to whoever got it. Even in a situation where they wouldnt have been promoted anyway, and was just "the best in that rank outside of who got promoted". It would still be seen as embarrassing to some extent most likely. So we just have SGT/LT of the month which has now been successfully running since the start of the year without issues thankfully. Giving the APD Staff extra things to achieve for monthly with perks/rewards. All of which I'll detail publicly on the APD Wiki when I have the chance over the next 24 hours. (All has been approved by multiple Captains/Admins/SAs/Owners over the course of its 2-3 month conception).
  10. I spent ages brainstorming “rank of the month” on the side making sure it’s fair and not OP. Eventually coming to just SGT and LT for a list of reasons. Many other higher ranking and lower ranking also behind those reasons. Right now you get either by just being the best over performing SGT/LT of the month. It’s voted. During the LT meeting, the LTs vote who they think deserves SGT of the month. And is Captains review it. Captains vote LT of the month. You get $ and some perks. I’ll make a section for it on the Wiki in the APD section when I have the time soon.
  11. I agree with this to a degree. Corporal - 1st LT definitely sees struggles trying to snag one of the 3 UC slots at peak time, but we have to also consider the many 2nd LTs and Captains/Retired Captains that have a "cop all slot" which means they get to be UC at all times as an option. So we're already looking at quite a chunk of the APD being able to be UC already. Could there be one more slot for 4 total slots? Sure. I don't think adding at least another UC slot is the end of the world, but increasing it beyond that could spark issues if at peak times 20-30%+ of the APD is UC depending on what ranks are on. Things to consider.
  12. Well it doesnt always have to be in relation to processing/tickets. If APD can know someone is genuienly new, there's a lot of wiggle room for being nicer, trying to RP more, RP differently, etc. Although I do see what you mean, I believe this idea would do more good than harm.
  13. This would only show up in the Search box on the right side of the screen as we're used to as APD when searching. It was a rough number. 120 hours is definitely a little high. Maybe 48 hours (2 days) I'll edit it.
  14. Quick little idea. We're pushing for the best new player experience (and existing of course too) on the server, of course. During processing sometimes there's actual RP that goes on (we love that). During Processing/Searching we can sometimes ask "are you new to the island?" etc. Which helps us be lowkey in finding out if who we're talking to is new. Then being able to be a little easier with them if so. I'm suggesting an idea that during a Search, there's a part of the search that states "New Player?" and then "Yes" or "No". This can be filtered by if the player we're searching has more than maybe like 48 hours (2 days) played on the server. No need to list a specific number or anything, just the system picking up if they have over 2 days played or under. More than 48 hours played? "No", not a new player. Less than 48 hours? "Yes", they are a New Player. "No" could be red and "Yes" could be green That's it. A simple idea that I feel APD Staff could help push to be a little more easy going on New Players.
  15. Great work guys. Monthly Events like this to some degree will be a great thing to see. 🔥
  16. APD Cadet Entry Video [COMPETITION] ENDS: March 31st at 11:59pm PST Hello everyone! We're looking for an updated Cadet Entry Video to give Cadets after they pass their interview. We wanted to make things fun and turn it into a friendly competition with prizes. Overview: Any Constable or higher will be able to produce a Cadet Entry video meant to be given to the Cadet upon passing their interview. This video is meant to briefly, within 10 minutes or so, give the Cadet an overview of the APD, the DOs and DONTs, helpful tips and tricks, and whatever else you think a Cadet could find useful if they just passed their interview and joined the APD! Be creative and have fun with it! How to win: -There can only be 1 winner. That's whoever produced the video. Only APD Officers Constable+ can be eligible for the reward. (Retired officers of the current rank Cpl+ can also participate) -A winning video will be the most creative, fun, and thought out video submitted to the Google Form below via unlisted youtube video. -You can use whoever you want in the video. Civilians, Medics, Cadets, Constables, APD Staff, etc. Even Captains. Just keep in mind APD Staff cant always be free so please be weary of their availability. PRIZES: -1 Year of Discord Nitro from @Rogue -$50 Cash via Paypal, CashApp, Venmo, etc from me @Sandwich Please keep your video around 10 minutes in duration. Please submit your videos using this Google Form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedlyIlbb4p9qxTEwXKkcJpVtO_BwhzIniWIgjOzIn8QApbXw/viewform?usp=sf_link
  17. I would honestly even be down to help fund the development behind this. That's how much I believe in it. ❤️
  18. I was doing my best to think of what could be changed to make things not only different for the sake of 'spicing Asylum up' but also a little more welcoming to a new player or even a returning one. Right now when you enter the server, you of course experience the typical server slots to choose from. After that you get a nice fancy-ish loading screen for a few seconds but then you're tossed straight into the spawn options. This is a change that could really make Asylum feel more at home. Having some sort of screen between choosing a faction slot and spawning in. Since thinking of this idea, I've been made aware that other servers have this sort of thing to some degree. That really shouldn't be a problem. Especially if its different. Having a screen that showcases things like tabs between recent updates, changes, quick tips, hyperlinks to helpful places like the Forums and Wiki, the rules, APD/AFD apply sections, etc would be a GREAT QoL change. Of course you could also promote Asylum+ and Crates way more efficiently with this idea too. 🔥 The background could maybe be some Asylum Art that the Design team can work on. Maybe even make the background slightly moving to keep it fancy but still nice on the eyes (if possible). THE CONCEPT(?) Orange background (placeholder) could be asylum artwork by the Design Team -maybe could be swapped out with new art every month? Each tab would be clickable and switches to a different window with different info The Login button could be at the bottom to get the spawn screen? This would be AMAZING for holidays and themes (events too) With hyperlinks to the Forums, this will naturally bring more traffic to the forums (really good thing) I wholeheartedly believe this will be a great step in the right direction for a new/semi-new players experience. This will also show Asylum has that extra bit of love for its community/servers with a change like this to that said player. It doesn't NEED to be the concept above, but this idea overall is a solid one in my opinion that should be pushed through! A nice QoL addition to the server that could suit Asylum well for years to come. I don't see any negatives besides the time it would take to make it happen ❤️
  19. I doubt an LT would abuse this. Our current line up definitely wouldn’t. And no way would someone ever get away with it either. I can’t really see a way an event like this that would need X amount of cops/civs to start, would have LTs sneakily starting it for their own free payouts and have it not be easily seen and reported. That would be such a rare case. And when it did happen it would be reported and dealt with accordingly. Then that LT wouldn’t be able to start it again since they wouldn’t be an LT anymore. Then they wouldn’t be able to ruin it for anyone again. Corruption moment 💀 I also doubt an LT would risk their rank they’ve taken 6+ months to get for the chance at a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of payouts before we noticed. Point though, is that’s super unlikely to happen, let alone get away with. The problem definitely isn’t us, it’s how would we get civs to come to the event more often than not tbh.
  20. I absolutely agree. I just wanted to give an alternate option for others checking out the post just in case. A driving fed event cant work? Okay great, lets talk about a compound then. That kind of thing. Hope it goes through!
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