Stern, i have been banned by some losers on your server at 7:58 PM GMT on 4/6/06 for no reason other than driving into the car of the guy who is calling me thing s like a "c***, n*b, pri** etc... Please can you unban me as i use your server all day all the time. Please look into this! Thank you.
How does the game go...
Are there always the same cops?
or is it like you're busted, so now you have to chase people?
@ sternunddahl: het is BlakjeKaas, en ehm... er zijn er al genoeg maar ik wacht tot het einde van de demo league, waar je een license kunt winnen...
dus (m/w)ss zie je mij aan het eind van de zomervakantie met een S2 license... (hoop ik)
Kinda depends on it. When your busted,you go into spectators mode for x minutes,and when that time is over,you are released.
And when you are released,there is no need to be a cop. But if you wish,you can ofcourse.
There will be a website up sooner or later,where all info will be.
1st of all I love this brilliant idea, because (and now please don't throw rocks at my head) I was quite amazed by the gameplay of NFSMW, just hated those stupid "physics". Always dreamt about being able to cruise that beautiful city with some LFS car, with LFS outstanding physics. I also missed living people in the NFSMW city (and pissed on stupid superfast cops there). Now you brought this nice extension to the LFS gameplay, once we are seriously tired from the heat of GTR races and looking for some relax.
This even made me go out in the streets of Citylife with those drifter ricer skins on my XRT pretending I'm a bad guy sitting pretty high on the Blacklist!
The suggestions I'm writing here mostly follow the idea of getting the police pursuits from NFSMW to the Citylife, as well as even a bit more reality as we got now.
there are more cops than typically now - at least 4 or 5 of them
these cops are patrolling around the city, not necessary all of them, looking for rules violation
minor rules violation (speeding, no turn lights) they solve themself alone - POLICE! Stop the car! -> warning
When suspect refuses to respect cops and run away, they still following alone
If they can't stop the suspect, they call assistance using "police comms", telling their position and heading -> 2-3 cops in pursuit
If they still can't stop the suspect, and if the suspect crashes other cars in pursuit etc., they call "helicopter" = spectating dispatch (a must admin) who organizes a large police action with road blocks
during the pursuit the punishments are raising from the warning only, up to the several minutes in spec. (10 at total max?)
Shift+S (teleport to pits) is denied by the LFS Lapper, pressing shift+s resulting to spec = instant *busted*
If car crashes => damage, and needs to pit (while pitting is denied), the player must spec and rejoin - this should encourage players to drive carefully, like they would in real life
I lost the track because my wife just called me on the phone
oh yes and the dispatch/admin, could modify available cars, to be able to give FXR to the cops, while other cars can be only non-racing cars (up to the LX6)
of course the dispatch/sheriff does not have to be the speccer all the time, when things go smooth, he can patroll or do whatever other cops do, but he has to have admin rights, to force rules on the server (and make it an enjoyable place for those who wish to follow).
As you can see, I'm suggesting pretty organized and somehow trained cops - not anyone can become cops just when they wanna have the power (and abuse it) - they have to know and follow few simple rules, and admins have to control them - very similar as moderators in any other online game (cops here) and smods or sysops (admin/dispatch/sheriff here).
To offer more nice streets to cruise around (and more escape paths for bad guys) I've also edited Maxe's Citylife layout a bit. The screenshots are here also for those who wanna see the Citylife layout basically as it is now. For your convenience i have filled out areas where you can't normally drive with a blue tint.
Thanks, and I know his oppinion regarding layout - he liked changes at the top-right sector (green dividers to make new oneway streets) and didn't like the reversed bridge between two highways (I don't like it either lol).
Nevertheless, some other new layout is online now, and it's a fresh change, kinda chaos for a 1st sight, and few streets over parking lots, but i like the higher number of streets and overal smooth shape.
Regarding rules, I'm not sure what Max thinks about no-pit rule, would love to hear his oppinion too.
I have no fast line to run the server myself, it's up on Max or perhaps anyone else who could and want to run it. So just ideas to show to people, if they like them, they can push them online.
edit: I've attached the layout file for you to taste. (S2 licenced only)
The screenshots look pretty cool, but there's one point I dislike.
You have barriers to split the road in 2.
But, IRL you have just stripes, so it will be easier to not-damage your car, and it also will be easier to break the rules (drive wrong-way)
so just remove the barriers and put lines over there
edit: and it's not a crime to send a replay
(not in LFS format, but in youtube or whatever)