News archive of April 2008

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APR

Another Update

posted by Wesley on Monday, April the 21st at 9:10 PM


Again we are a few weeks further and development has been going on.
Some more features have been completed, of which some you know already from the current version of LVP, and some very nice new features.

In Las Venturas Playground 3.0 you’ll see features as the regular chat return, but there also are some totally new functions of which one involves being able to grab a hold of a vehicle. Also the Pirate-ship handler has been completed, which makes it impossible to ship-fight or shoot at the ship. Furthermore loads of vehicles have been added all around Las Venturas. It’s now also possible to buy weapons at the ammunition.

The Development team is still busy working on loads of other features. Virtual worlds, properties, and much more will be in Las Venturas Playground 3.0. We’re definitely a long way from being done, but we’re getting somewhere.

On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground Development Team,
Wesley

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APR

Leaving Las Venturas Playground

posted by Peter on Tuesday, April the 15th at 12:44 PM


Good afternoon all,

Las Venturas Playground currently is one of the largest San Andreas: Multiplayer servers around. With almost 40 thousand registered players, a forum with over one hundred thousand posts and active IRC channels peaking at about 100 simultaneous users, it can easily be said that the original idea has become a huge success.

LVP was founded back in May 2006, as a private server for people from the Gathering of Tweakers (GoT) forum to play GTA on. It was called the GoT Server, had a player limit of 24 players and a small modified LVDMod gamemode, with a nice environment to play on. The server was a good success, more and more people decided to play until we renamed the server to Las Venturas Playground in August 2006. It was quite a large change: the default language became English, TweakGaming sponsored us a larger, 100 player server and new crewmembers were hired on a daily basis. In the past few years we have experienced heavy DDoS-attacks, extensive downtimes and internal crisises on a weekly basis. However, the time has come to move on.

I step down as the founder of Las Venturas Playground, and Badeend and Nakebod will both be the new owners of Las Venturas Playground. I will, however, keep my administrator rights, but I will not officially be a part of the crew. Thank you very much for the great, enjoyable times in the last few years, and hopefully many years to come.

Peter