News archive of August 2008

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18
AUG

Swearing on Las Venturas Playground

posted by Nakebod on Monday, August the 18th at 5:06 PM


A few days ago, we distributed the following message to all gangs playing on Las Venturas Playground.
To inform every single player, we have decided to also publish this message in a public section.

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Note: this is a message distributed to all gangs.

Lately, as quite some players have noticed, the overall environment of Las Venturas Playground has gotten alot worse. This mainly is due to the increased amount of flaming which can be found in the server. You get killed by someone from a clan you hate, which, of course, is bad for your ratio, so you call him a fag. Your killer takes that as an offense and replies on that as well, because one cannot be flamed without flaming back apparently. Then you flame him again, which ends up with show-messages full of flame and hatred between gangs.

This, in case you do not understand, is a bad thing. In order to improve the environment on Las Venturas Playground, we would like to purpose some general guidelines as for flaming and being killed by other people. There will be certain fluctuations in which we will react on specific actions as well, which all is described below.


  • No more public swearing
    We shall be reacting more strictly to swearing in main chat, and swearing using a show-message will be a valid reason for a two-day ban. Swearing in public chat, especially repeated swearing, will be rewarded with a mute ranging from three minutes till fifteen minutes, after which a kick will follow.
  • Less strictness on private swearing
    As long as you keep it within the limits (meaning, no diseases, racism and discrimination, and no constant swearing), swearing in private places, in this case meaning only the gang-chat, will be allowed. Jokes in which you accidentially forget the gangchat prefix will kindly be rewarded with a mute as well.
  • So, now I'll PM the fag that he's a fag
    No. React in gangchat, your gangmates can know what you think, and he most likely will already expect you to be pissed. If someone uses LVP features to run away from a fight, report him. If someone PM's you with swearing, report him. Admins will take proper action if you do.


Please mind that this is purely a test. We really want to improve the general gameplay experience which goes for all people, and have concluded that swearing is the largest thing ruining it for alot of players. If you really have a problem with another person or clan, send a well formatted message to a Management member, explaining the problem you have, and include as much information as possible so we can undertake action if that is required.

The Las Venturas Playground Management treats everyone the same, no clan gets any rights and/or status over another clan. Temp-moderation, being friends with a crewmember and various other exceptions are purely given based on the individual itself, not based on the clan he/she is in. Strong actions will be taken against moderators and administrators if they disobey that rule.

Thank you, and we sincerely hope we'll get your help in improving the environment on Las Venturas Playground.

On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground Management,
Sander Rutten
10
AUG

Las Venturas Playground 2.90

posted by Jay on Sunday, August the 10th at 11:54 PM


The new working update by the Las Venturas Playground version 2 development team is known as LVP 2.90 As some players may have witnessed last week in the mini "preview" that was accidentally run live on the public server, it is likely to be one of the largest sub-version updates LVP has ever seen. In fact the update is so large, that a required private beta team has been assembled for it. There will be many improvements and new features to the game mode to keep our players entertained and give them an 'early taste' of 3.0.

Recently we have been concentrating on the mini games side of Las Venturas Playground. Whilst you will see the old classic mini games such as the chase return, LVP 2.90 will feature a whole load of new races. A few new derby mini games will be featured in 2.90 as well, with one of them including the possibility for players to drop mines out the back of their vehicle! Along with that, there will be a few more additional games that admins can only start, which will hopefully offer a fun aspect. Some of which being optional to join in, whilst others are not. An example game that is already finished, is known as Capture the briefcase.

After acknowledging a lot of complaints relating to crashes and players having to re-purchase things such as Gamble permits, ramping, and spawn weapons, hence loosing their money, LVP 2.90 will feature a system that saves everything after you crash. From the position you were in, spawn weapons, and your gang, to the vehicle you were driving, your money, and your wanted level!

We have taken into consideration the growing popularity of gangs in LVP. Many new gang features will be available in 2.90! From tracking of gang kills/deaths/ratio and improved gang bases, to purchasing special gang weapons! To go along with that, a brand new fight-club and challenge system will be in place to stop disturbances in a fight, and to actually have more professional, fair, 1on1 fights.

As most people will have noticed, the overall money situation in Las Venturas Playground is high. LVP 2.90 will feature new things for players to actually spend their money on that will overall improve their gameplay and offer a fun experience! As-well as that, there will be new money earning methods for new people to make it that one touch easier and more interesting to make money and rise to the top.

Las Venturas Playground 2.90 will not be made public until we are confident we have a stable, bug free game mode.  There will be further information made available and mini look-ins at particular features in future LVP reports.

From this point on, all we can say is that LVP 2.90 is going to be a large improvement to the game mode and definitely something to look forward to whilst LVP 3.0 development continues.

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On behalf of the Las Venturas Playground 2.90 development team,
Jay