New Courier System
The Courier system has been updated! You can now enjoy a re-worked system which features some cool new additions to how the old system worked, with also an addition of scripted contract jobs from stores and NPC’s across the city!
Head to the Delivery Warehouse to sign up for the job! (Two Couriers can now be in service, rather than the one slot before)
Wait for an order from another player, or an NPC. The text message you receive will display the order value and where you’ll...
Hey everyone, tonight the staff team conducted a meeting and discussed the current rules and what changes should be made, below i'll list what changes have either been recently changed, or changed tonight:
3.5 - Reverted to it's original state - Specifically removed was "if a user disconnects for over an hour then NLR goes into play. Another addition made - Specifically "Players should not use or act upon any information gained from other players which is relevant to their previous death, while their NLR timer is active."
5.1 - Reverted to it's original state - Specifically removed was "user's cannot mug at the drug dealer"
2.4 - Edited - Specifically changed so that "Any in-game items cannot be exchanged for IRL funds"
3.7 - Edited - Specifically removed "Any type of fortification or defense in...
Description:An area for the event is chosen by the staff team before the event then some construction will take place to make it look like more of a war zone. Everybody who would like to participate in the event will be taken to the location and put into a queue where they will receive their bat, they will also be screened for any bandages/stim packs, they're not allowed in the event and they will be taken from you. Once everybody is given a bat, you will be instructed to start then the last three standing will be the...
Recently senior administration witnessed a post created by @Slayerduck, the post essentially detailed that the community were incredibly confused on NLR and disconnecting. Because of this I decided to attempt to organize a small gathering with as many staff members as possible in order to attempt to create an addition that would solve this problem that we all had. During this meeting we all discussed the rule, how some of us enforced it, and then voted toward a new addition (the new implementation being the most voted).
However after the change was added and implemented we still seen discouragement by not only users, but staff as well. It is because of this, that senior administration has decided to open a google form that everyone can respond to, here you will voice your opinion regarding the rule and then from that we will implement a new re-written or edited rule.
After a few months of planning, designing and developing. Paralake News is now here! We're really excited to announce that the first edition of the newspaper is now out and can be purchased in-game at any Gas Station. The concept for Paralake News was made a while back, we wanted to give you guys the ability to view player-made news, covering a bunch of different topics from in and out of the game.
The Hub The initial idea was to have just a Newspaper, however after realising that not all stories would make it in the weekly newspaper, we decided that we'd create 'the hub' in order to create an online utility to view all news created by our Journalists. You can also view OOC news here, such as update posts and talks with the staff team, where as the in-game newspaper includes only IC news.
After an even longer wait, we've released the new cars that were teased in the v4 update post.
Most of the new cars use a newer configuring system and the old ones will be converted slowly, some already have. Please let us know if you find any issues
Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin Rapide
Audi R8 Spyder
Audi R8 Plus
BMW M6 2013
Chevy Corvette GSC
Chevy Corvette Stingray
Dodge Challenger 2015
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari La Ferrari
Honda CR-X SiR
Lexus IS 300
Lexus IS F
Mercedes McLaren SLR
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
Pontiac Fiero GT
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Subaru Legacy GT 2010
Subaru Legacy RS 1990
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota MR2 GT
Volkswagen Camper 1965
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
Defences and Constructions Handbook
Suggestions & Discussions
With the recent implementation of the Defences and Constructions Booklet, we try to keep it updated at all times. However, before we decided to push out the Booklet, we asked for your feedback on what we could improve on the booklet itself. We received a lot of feedback, but also a lot of requests to have certain defences added, changed or even removed. We used that to improve the handbook the way it is right now.
We are not planning on stopping it there. We still rely on the Community to come forward with suggestions, and for you to discuss these suggestions with...
So as previously announced me and @Bolli decided to post a poll asking the community if they'd favour a guide as to whats allowed and what isn't allowed in terms of defences within the gamemode. After leaving it for 24 hours the community voted for the booklet. As such me and @Sgt.James cleaned it up, and now it's finally ready for release. Couple of pointers below for those who want a little more information:
To access the booklet, simply hover over the "Rules" hot bar and it will appear, simply click on it and there it all is.
There may be a few loopholes here and there, if that's the case simply contact me or @Sgt.James and we will go ahead and remove or add content dependant on what we need to change.
Yesterday @MrLewis somehow managed to delete the whole News and Announcements section and all of the posts inside. The forums were rolled back to Thursday 9:00PM, all of the posts made after that are sadly gone and need to be remade. Sorry for the inconvenience, blame @MrLewis and he is very sorry.
After a week of campaigning and a week of elections, we finally have everything ready to publish. Thank you all that participated in the voting! Please find below all of the successfully elected Councillors, at the bottom of the page you can find some more in depth results.
Since the formation of the modern Police Department, I have been thoroughly interested in creating some sort of governing body for the city that can operate independently from the Police Department. At the moment, the Police Department is in-charge of the laws, which I disagree with, I think it's important we have an independent body to make legislative decisions, the City Council will be responsible for the city law making and changes. Additionally, the Police Department will be answerable to the City Council which means matters of public interest will be challenged by the council.
The City Council members will be elected by the community to ensure a fair independent body can be created. Find below the proposed...
Hey everyone! Some of you may know (most of you may not) that the Staff Team has been working on an official construction Handbook. The Handbook contains every base and specifically defines which defences are permitted and how many concrete barricades are allowed within each base.
Now obviously the handbook is already finished, however considering the recent concern regarding 'strictness' of the rules we wanted to see if you guys wanted it. Below I'll add a Poll, please vote honestly and if after the weekend users want it we'll go ahead and implement it.
Below I'll show an example of one of the pages, bare in mind with each base the amount of barricades and permitted defences tend to change.
Recently Senior administration have been receiving a lot of requests to allow the community to voice their opinion and give feedback from their view of the performance of the Staff Team. Administration is a key aspect of PERP and we want to know how you guys all feel about it's current state. The sheet link below will be a questionnaire and will allow all users to fully voice what they think, bare in mind any trolling or griefing will not be tolerated so please don't bother.
PARALAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICE COMPLAINT CHANGES
Good afternoon guys, @TinySlayer, @Brinch and @Samuel have been working incredibly hard on moving the Police Complaints from the Forum & Google Drive and onto our PLPD Online platform, this is a brilliant transition and will really help the process of complaints and the case management.
Internal Affairs personnel area;
Previously, we have used the forums and Google Drive to handle complaints which is great, however it's extremely complex and is incredibly time consuming. Now, written complaints will go through www.plpd.online and you will need to sign in through...
Can you believe its been over 2 years since the original idea of the Police Whitelist? In August 2014 we began working towards some sort of whitelist/rank system for the Police Department. I was tired of the Police Department being so 'throw away', everything you worked on just disappeared when you resigned from officer, I really wanted to change this and make things more permanent. I thought that the Police Department at the time had so much potential and so much could be made of it. In January 2015 we announced the Police Supervisor system which whitelisted the Lieutenant and the newly added Police Sergeant job, this was pretty much where the crusade for improving the Police Department started.
Since then, we've worked on the whitelist to where it is...
After a lot of spoiling in the shoutbox I am pleased to announce that the new overhauled phone app is now complete and you can check it out on the server.
The most notable gameplay change is that instead of being able to get anyone's phone number by adding them as a buddy, you now have to manually add each contact from the contacts tab.
The only exception to this is if you are mutual buddies with someone. In that case they appear in your contacts automatically.
Full list of changes:
Completely reworked phone app giving it an updated look
Phone app is now split into three tabs: Dialer, Call history, Contacts
Contacts are now seperate from your buddies
Adding someone as buddy no longer reveals their phone number
You can now give every contact a different avatar (Right click on contact to edit)
The call history shows you the 20 most recent calls you made
The messenger app uses the same avatars as the phone contacts now