Good morning guys! Some of you may have noticed already that an update has gone live today. This update contains only a few small changes, as we prepare to release some slightly larger changes in the near future (thanks for staying patient)
Added flashlight indicator to inventory wheel
Added pickup and drop animations for cash
Added a separate sound for when a staff member creates a report with a user
Government radio, panics and organization chat are now blocked whilst performing an act (i.e. surrendering)
Store items now only display text when you are looking directly at the item(s)
As of this post, Tyla Jai will be made Community Manager alongside me. I chose Tyla as he has helped with a multitude of tasks I have carried out, such as the trailers, the rewind, helping with the forums rework and much more. I am sure many of you know Tyla and how committed he is to the community so I hope you are all able to join me in welcoming him into the Community Team and we look forward to what we can bring you.
We have made some changes to the discord server, mostly simplifying it and improving the formatting. You will find a new welcome page and a new #screenshots channel which is open for anyone to upload in-game screenshots. There is also a #content-creators channel where we will link YouTube or Twitch channels for those who make quality video content for the community. Any other suggestions...
I have noticed that as a community we do not actually interact with each other in a positive manner a lot of the times on the forums, we tend to be making Action Requests or taking part in discussions which can get quite heated. As a way of encouraging community interaction, I have, with the help of @Collier and @Tyla Jai reworked the entirety of the forum ranks and added a bunch of trophies to encourage engagement and community content.
Thank you to @GrandadPyjamas for bringing this issue to my attention. @Bolli and I have decided some changes need to be made.
Race in recent years has obviously become a contentious topic, more so than ever. Obviously, prior to this we have allowed it under the guise of "roleplay". But when it comes to the point at which we have members of racial minorities being scared to use their real names out of fear of being racially abused "in-character" then we have an issue. No one in this community should feel uncomfortable as a result of their identity, racially or otherwise. In line with this rhetoric, we have updated the rule 1.2 to cover in-character acts of discrimination:
Any form of discrimination is not tolerated in an out-of-character context. Racism and homophobia are not tolerated in-character. Other forms of discrimination, whereas discouraged, are allowed...