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Paralake News

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PARALAKE NEWS
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.
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30-07-2017 Update Log

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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 1M
BMW M6 2013
Chevy Corvette GSC
Chevy Corvette Stingray
Dodge Challenger 2015
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ferrari F430
Ferrari La Ferrari
Honda CR-X SiR
Jaguar E-Type
Jaguar F-Type
Lexus IS 300
Lexus IS F
Maserati Ghibli
Maserati Quattroporte
Mercedes McLaren SLR
Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
Pontiac Fiero GT
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Shelby 1000
Subaru Legacy GT 2010
Subaru Legacy RS 1990
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota MR2 GT
Volkswagen Camper 1965
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

10-07-2017 Update Log

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After a long while of waiting, along with teasers in the shoutbox, Paralake V4 is finally here. This update includes a number of map changes, along with new clothing, models and police updates!

Map Changes:

  • One of the bigger map changes which was highly requested is the addition of the old V1 Office building, with a few changes such as a fire escape and a new exterior.

  • The Regals Apartment has a newly added fire escape, adding one more entrance/exit to the apartment complex.

  • Road textures have been updated to a fresh, clean and smooth look.

  • Slums apartments has recieved an extended car park, adding more spaces.

  • A creepy alleyway has been added behind the slums apartment, and also behind the
    fire department to add another exit to it.

  • The...

Suggestions to the C & D Handbook

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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...​

Defences and Construction Booklet Release

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Hey everyone!​
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.
  • Information within the booklet covers and...

Forum Rollback

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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.

Paralake City Council - Election Results!

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PARALAKE CITY COUNCIL
ELECTION RESULTS


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.

Councillor: @Col. Collier
Councillor: @TinySlayer
Councillor: @Testa Lagusa
Councillor: @Feng Yamaguchi
Councillor: @Skudist
Councillor: @Rogue Matiz Tyres
Councillor: @Chrissy

More in depth...

Paralake City Council - Introduction

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PARALAKE CITY COUNCIL
INTRODUCTION

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:

The City Council members will be elected by the community to ensure a fair independent body can be created. Find below the proposed...

Official Construction Booklet Poll

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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.



Thanks Everyone!​

Administration Form | Updated Rules

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Hey everyone!

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.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L0TXFpyFlnu_uuMWiUolSTG1VjAbTA1At2v9prMlT8c/edit

We've also encountered a few issues with regards to rules so we've gone ahead and solved those issues, below I'll link the stuff changed.

  • Clarificiation to mugging, specifically the following:
    Items such as: Barricades, Furniture and crafting materials are not to be dropped during a mugging.
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PLPD: Police Complaint Changes

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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...​

Police Whitelist

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PARALAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLICE WHITELIST

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...

22-01-2017 Update log

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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
  • Updated the call app...

Server Events: 22/01/2017 - Sunday 1PM Onwards - GMT +0

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Hey everyone,
You guys all know what time it is, tomorrow we will be hosting a few events for you guys to take part in, prizes will be given out for winners of each event. We hope you can all make it and can't wait to see you all there!
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TIME: 1:30PM
EVENT:
6x6
WINNER: @Nade Alardin


Description: People that participate in the event will be placed on top of a 6x6 wooden platform which is above the sea at the beach. A staff member will be below the platform and every 10 seconds or so, 1 at a time a wooden platform will be removed, now obviously if you're standing on the platform that is removed, you will fall into the sea. The last man standing will win the prize.
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TIME: 2:30 PM
EVENT:
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Server Issues: 14/01/2017-17/01/2017

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Hello everyone, as many of you are aware the server over the past few days has experienced malfunctions, errors, and crashes very frequently. We recently purchased a new server with the latest components available, however something appears to have not worked properly, it is unknown if this was a hardware or software fault.
We have moved back to our old server and for the moment it seems to be behaving properly and has stopped crashing.

Because of issues over the weekend and start of the week we are giving everyone that had active premium 1 additional week for free.

Rule Implementations | 06/01/2017

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Hi guys,

Recently the staff team has been reviewing rules and have decided that some changes needed to be made, so below I'll list the edited rules and what's been added or changed:​

  • 2.9 - Text chat
    Organization chat is to be treated like a phone application, and as such players should be aware that other players would see them interacting in it. ‘Panic Binds’ may not be used in organization chat.

  • 3.7 Properties
    Any type of fortification or defence in the bazaar or business shops is prohibited.

  • 3.9 Placing props
    A maximum of three spotlights may be concentrated on a particular area.

  • 5.1 Mugging
    nor
    may they intentionally take place within the vicinity of the Drug Dealer.
Best regards,

Senior administration.​

Forum & TeamSpeak 3 Integration

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Hi guys, fairly recently Fredy has purchased a new Forum plugin. This allows users to link their TS3 unique ID with the forums, which means any ranks you gain on the forums, will automatically be added to your teamspeak account! This will be extremley helpful and was a great investment, so be sure to thank @Fredy!

Here's how to get it setup:

  • Firstly, hover over your profile in the top right, and go down to teamspeak
  • Once clicked you want to go onto "Sync Account"
  • Once you click on "Sync Account" go over to teamspeak, click "Ctrl+I (or go to settings, identities), once done copy and paste the unique ID found here,
  • [SPOILER="Step...

PerpHeads Fireworks 2017

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We're approaching the end of the year and to celebrate the new year we will be hosting our yearly PerpHeads Fireworks show again.

The times for the showings are listed below

31st
23:00
00:00

1st
18:00
21:00

All times are listed in GMT

Make sure to join the server well before your desired time to ensure you get a place also pay attention to the chat to join the event. If you can't attend the show there will also be a video uploaded to Youtube shortly after the event takes place.

This year's show is much larger than previous years and features 2945 fireworks, hope to see you in game and have a Happy New Year!​


Thanks to @Alex_:D for creating the show.

PERPHeads Community Survey & Open Discussion

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PERPHeads Community Survey & Open Discussion

Hi guys, hope everyone's well. Before we get into some serious boring stuff, I'd like to thank everyone again for participating in the community awards, it was a great outcome and it was amazing to get everyone involved!


So, I resigned from Senior Administrator on the 4th of September 2015 which is crazy as I've never ever played on a Garry's Mod community as a regular user, everywhere I've joined I've pursued to get staff, so playing a whole year as a user has been a different experience for me. Although I've left the staff team, I'm still incredibly interested in affairs within the community. I think...

PerpHeads Community Awards 2016 - Results!

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Before we begin, make sure you've seen the Community Awards 2016 announcement which had a lot of information about the community through the year! Thread can be found here: https://perpheads.com/threads/perpheads-community-awards-2016-vote.21462/

It's the moment you have all been waiting for, the results of the PerpHeads Community Awards 2016, it's crazy that we had 174 responses to the form, it's great so many of you took part. Congratulations all who have received an award, and for those that haven't got one, you've got plenty of time to prepare for next year's awards!

Thanks to @AyJay for providing the 2016 template
and thanks to @Walker for changing all the templates and sending the images to me!


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