Update Log - 17/04/2021 "Community Update"

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Update Log - 17/04/2021
April Community Update



This is the April Community Update. The aim of this update is to improve the experience for new players and to give new players a reason to actually interact with the community. Everything in this update was requested by our lovely Community Managers.


The updates are as follows:

Player Rewards

  • Players will now be rewarded for joining the forums, steam group, and the discord server.
    • Information about this can be found on PH HELP
    • To claim rewards, list claimed rewards, or get more information about rewards, you can speak to the City Hall Library NPC. In-game Player Rewards are referred to as the City Lottery.
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New Player Survey
  • New players with more than 2 hours of playtime will be asked to participate in a survey.
    • New Players participating in the survey will be asked how they found our server, how they are enjoying it this far, and more similar questions aimed to get a better understanding of how newer players feel about the server and overall community. This will allow us to make future changes, that will benefit new players but also old-timers.

New Player tag on doors and above players heads
  • New Players will now have the "New Player" tag above their head until they have reached 3 days of playtime.
  • New Players that still have the "New Player" tag above their heads will now also have a "New Player" tag on doors they own.
    • The purpose of this is to allow more experienced players to see what properties are owned by new players and what properties are not.
    • Attempts to have new players buy properties as some kind of protection against raids are not allowed. So if you plan to use a new player so you with 3 months' playtime won't get raided, think again. If this is abused we will remove it. This was added to aid new players, and only new players.

Free Premium for New Players
  • Since a while back we have given completely new players free premium for x amount of days. We have now changed this, and anyone with less than 24 hours of playtime will automatically have premium. The premium will automatically be removed when they reach 24 hours of playtime.

Gun Pointing the Drug Dealer
  • Gun pointing the Drug Dealer will now result in a short "ban", he will completely refuse to allow you to sell or buy for a short while.
    • It's completely fine to have a gun on your back, but if you have it out while talking to him, then he won't be happy.

Confirmation when buying vehicles
  • When purchasing a vehicle, a confirmation box will pop up asking you if you are sure about the purchase. This to stop anyone from accidentally buying the wrong vehicle.

New PerpHeads API
  • The PerpHeads API has been re-written and will allow us to make faster changes to support future updates.

Staff Tool Changes
  • Staff can now use more god stick tools on vehicles and dead bodies.

Huge Thanks To,
@Efan @Tyla Jai @TinySlayer @Fredy @roxie @thehomelessdude @thom_e @AnEmma @Jack Bushross @Bolli@Madda
 
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In regards to the API?
 
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@Samuel Nothing in particular, I know there used to be a lot of interest from a few people in being able to view organization bank account transactions or something similar to create an automatic deposit system for something like a marketplace or casino
Im not too sure on other things though, maybe player info API?
 

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Getting RP name, phone number or bank details from Steam ID would be cool. People say this would result in meta but you can get RP name from PLPD.online anyway so at least that should be allowed :(

Also org bank transactions would be cool like Censored said for casinos and even crafting orders
 
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New Player Survey
  • New players with more than 2 hours of playtime will be asked to participate in a survey.
    • New Players participating in the survey will be asked how they found our server, how they are enjoying it this far, and more similar questions aimed to get a better understanding of how newer players feel about the server and overall community. This will allow us to make future changes, that will benefit new players but also old-timers.
SamuelDo they get a text box to write their feedback? This could be tremendously helpful in further streamlining joining the server if we get direct feedback from new players, and get to know how difficult it was to learn certain aspects of the gamemode.

Aside from this, this is a brilliant QoL update.
Gun Pointing the Drug Dealer
  • Gun pointing the Drug Dealer will now result in a short "ban", he will completely refuse to allow you to sell or buy for a short while.
    • It's completely fine to have a gun on your back, but if you have it out while talking to him, then he won't be happy.
Does this include keeping your gun at your side? With the "if you have it out while talking to him, he won't be happy." part I'd assume so.
 
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New Players have a text box in the end ye.

And having your gun out in any way will make him mad. So keep it in your pocket/on your back.
 
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great update
 
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Gun Pointing the Drug Dealer
  • Gun pointing the Drug Dealer will now result in a short "ban", he will completely refuse to allow you to sell or buy for a short while.
    • It's completely fine to have a gun on your back, but if you have it out while talking to him, then he won't be happy.
Samuel


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So you give new players a gun and ammo but you wont give all cops a taser
 
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Because officers can’t be trusted to tell the difference between a gun and a tazer!
 
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Nice update, any sign of V5 coming this year?
 
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what if we have the gun on passive will that still count as '' gun pointing'' the dd
 
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Attempts to have new players buy properties as some kind of protection against raids are not allowed. So if you plan to use a new player so you with 3 months' playtime won't get raided, think again. If this is abused we will remove it. This was added to aid new players, and only new players.
SamuelMaybe make a god stick tool that can manually remove this tag to prevent abuse. This way actual new players won't be affected by the wrong doings of other players.
 
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New Player Survey

New players with more than 2 hours of playtime will be asked to participate in a survey. New Players participating in the survey will be asked how they found our server, how they are enjoying it this far, and more similar questions aimed to get a better understanding of how newer players feel about the server and overall community.

This will allow us to make future changes, that will benefit new players but also old-timers.


Great update!

A lotta people (including myself) have whinged that the game doesn't really help new players without providing any absolute solutions, getting some idea is a really good first step!

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"A lotta people (including myself) have whinged that the game doesn't really help new players" new players are still struggling as everythings so much harder now. Even if someone shows how basing and drugs they leave to never return.
 
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