INTRODUCTIONFirst off I do not want this to come out as disrespecting the server. But after months of watching what is currently going on in TX needs to be brought up. I joined TX back in November 25th 2020, (and Niko joined Febuary 7th 2021) and it was exceptional for my first FiveM server, but the quality of RP has drastically dropped since then. Both parties are at fault, applied members and the civilians.
Applied members get away with a lot in terms of unrealistic driving, and not following the Use of Force section in your SOP. For starters I have seen officers crash their cars at 75+ and still drive, officers stealing other officers vehicles and locking it through the F1 menu just to be a troll, officers being completely unprofessional on duty, and pursuits that should have been shut down before anyone has the chance to yell “10-80” over RTO. I know almost every LEO falls into one of those statements, and I am not publicly calling them out for it. All I am pointing out is that when cops say “The RP is bad because the civilians can’t RP” obviously need to take a step back, and look at the facts. Before moving toward what the civilians can do to create better RP, I have to give credit to a Game Warden who is taking the cake on leaving pursuits after a minor fender bender, or a massive crash and actually roleplaying them out. GW-61 Mr. Bechtol I commend you for taking that extra step. The civilians for the past couple months have strived to do three different types of calls : Shots fired, robberies, and 10-80’s. There will be a couple civilians who will create a scene that does not require any force but a small investigation, but those are rare and underappreciated. A suggestion would not be complete without an actual solution to the madness, here are a couple that could create better RP moments on TX.
Bringing Peacetime Back
Peacetime was something that controlled the RP across the server. When PT was removed, people felt the need to do shootings, etc. I don’t want to make PT sound like a bad thing, I liked PT, and many others can hopefully agree with me. PT should return for the time being, I know peacetime was removed for a reason but when it was removed we had 8 - 12 LEO’s on a day to deal with them.
Returning Unrealistic Driving
Unrealistic driving was a rule to ensure that nobody was doing actions that are too un-legit while driving. It’s interesting, it really is. Down the road, unrealistic driving was removed, which led to nobody caring how they drove. I would proudly like to say that unrealistic driving should be a rule again because it should stop people from doing un-legit things on the road. I’ve been on multiple pursuits with LEO’s in high speed cars driving upwards of 120 MPH in the dirt. Realistically, the vehicle suspension would be bent, the axle would be smashed, and the vehicle body would be totaled. From my perspective & opinion, unrealistic driving should also return as a rule, and be heavily enforced.
Applied LEO’s get away with a lot from breaking their SOP, or server rules. Not stating that officers break rules constantly but they also need to be looked at. Leaning back toward breaking SOP, I have seen multiple officers from multiple departments break or bend the SOP and they do not get in trouble. The biggest reason people are not filling out report forms is that they do not want to seem like the bad guy for getting a person striked, suspended, or removed from the department. Or they feel like the person they are reporting is going to have it out for them and a group of people are going to get them blacklisted, I know officers suffer with that last one since I suffer with it as well. A way to prevent anything like this from happening to people is to strictly enforce that as a IA member you cannot say or hint at any report you have received or you will be immediately removed and blacklisted from IA for the safety and anonymity of the reporter.
I hope that this does not stir up an argument under this suggestion, I only hope for other members to show that they care by also suggesting and improving on what myself and Niko have said today. Even a simple thumbs up shows that you agree that in some sort of way, the people need to change to get a better quality experience in TX. Wear your seatbelt & have a safe Christmas.