Half-Life 2 Roleplay - Q&A

Bennet Dyson

Non-Roleplay Department Administrator
May 22, 2011
4,878
Posting thread here as not putting up the official forums yet.

F.A.Q
(General questions summed up throughout planning)
Q: When is Launch?
A: Haha.

Q: What is the content pack?
A: --Posting later--

Q: What city are we in?
A: We're in City45, located in Saint Petersburg.

Q: What year is it IC?
A: 2014

Q: Can we play past iteration characters?
A: No. This is a brand new iteration and all histories and slates are wiped clean. It's starting fresh. You will be making no sense on the server continuing to play a character from the previous iteration.

Q: Can we use the same names as characters we played on previous/older iterations?
A: Yes. I feel like policing that would be a waste of mine and the admins time.

Q: Can we play child characters?
A: The youngest age your character can be is 18.

Q: How are donations handled?
A: Donations go through the web panel. excluding certain circumstances. You cannot donate for a custom weapon for the CCA without discussion with Bennet first.

Q: Can I donate for a custom CCA model?
A: No.

Q: When do the people who donated to the patreon get their rewards?
A: The rewards are not going to be available at launch as our attention is focused on finishing critical features and the inevitable fixing of new script woes. We expect things to break.

Q: How do we join the Combine?
A: Recruitment for the CCA will be handled through both the forums and through IC drives on the server.

Q: Can we apply to join the CCA before the server opens?
A: Yes. Will be up on the forums soon.

Q: Can we join Overwatch?
A: Overwatch will make an appearance later, recruitment details will be revealed then.

Q: Is the graduate program still a thing?
A: Yes. The graduate program is an existing tool of the Combine which feeds recruits into both the Civil Protection and the Civil Administration, specifically into the Civil Outreach program.

Q: Are the RR's Resonance Aftershock and Before The Storm part of lore of this HL2?
A: Yes. The Resonance Aftershock happened in 1998 and Before The Storm happened in 2008, which is when the Combine invaded in this iteration. The current year is 2014. A timeline of events from the end of Before The Storm to current year will be posted.


Post your questions. Will answer in batches.

TankEdit: Script related stuff goes here
 
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snuggles

jimmy flanagan 1985
Sep 9, 2016
3,861
Will there be a timeline posted as to when the 7 hour war was and stuff like that so that we can detail our backstories and such?

Will there be a way for us to speak to admins/planners about specific characters we want before the server launches (for example, a veteran civil protection officer)?
 
Oct 28, 2015
591
How's Civil Administration going to be handled this time around? Last iteration it kept fluctuating between semi-bad guy and part of the grander machine. Will there be an organized CA? What about it's subdivisions?
 

Nerdbird

Educated Avian
May 24, 2016
3,042
Can we have an official statement of past iteration characters being brought back to this iteration?
 

snuggles

jimmy flanagan 1985
Sep 9, 2016
3,861
What's the deal with ex-military/police officers and characters of that ilk? Still auth-based, and if so, will the auth-boards open before the server so people can get their characters ready before the server launches?
 

Bennet Dyson

Non-Roleplay Department Administrator
May 22, 2011
4,878
Can we have an official statement of past iteration characters being brought back to this iteration?
Wanted to answer this quick as it's something important I left out.

Q: Can we play past iteration characters?
A: No. This is a brand new iteration and all histories and slates are wiped clean. It's starting fresh. You will be making no sense on the server continuing to play a character from the previous iteration.

Q: Can we use the same names as characters we played on previous/older iterations?
A: Yes. I feel like policing that would be a waste of mine and the admins time.
 

LawlMan

Zealot
Apr 11, 2015
1,206
How are rebels being regulated or handled from a administrative point of view, are they going to be a total disorganized roleplayer group from the start, or something more formal this time around, more organized/united to begin with?
 

Miguh

Zealot
Aug 13, 2016
466
Wanted to answer this quick as it's something important I left out.

Q: Can we play past iteration characters?
A: No. This is a brand new iteration and all histories and slates are wiped clean. It's starting fresh. You will be making no sense on the server continuing to play a character from the previous iteration.

Q: Can we use the same names as characters we played on previous/older iterations?
A: Yes. I feel like policing that would be a waste of mine and the admins time.
I'm guessing that people will be able to play their RR chars, right?
 

Bennet Dyson

Non-Roleplay Department Administrator
May 22, 2011
4,878
Also I wanted to clarify the RR's we did. They are part of the lore.

Q: Are the RR's Resonance Aftershock and Before The Storm part of lore of this HL2?
A: Yes. The Resonance Aftershock happened in 1998 and Before The Storm happened in 2008, which is when the Combine invaded and the seven hour war happened in this iteration. The current year is 2014. A timeline of events from the end of Before The Storm to current year will be posted.
 
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Klacer

Zealot
May 9, 2015
179
I remember reading somewhere a while back that S2 or what not wasn't going to be opened up until way later than city launching. Is that still going to be a thing?
 

Llyods

Senior Member
May 17, 2019
115
How will businesses and enterprises work? Will it even be a thing in HL2RP in Taconbanana's lore?

Thanks.
 

Greene

space cowboy
Jul 4, 2011
726
Will. There. Be. Posters.

And on a more serious tone, when can we expect to see PK/PI rules and whatnot laid out for this? I ask because over the last 2 RR and TRP we have gotten quite a few new players. Should lay it out for them so they know what to expect and what to not do.
 

Dandy

Zealot
Mar 15, 2015
1,247
How serious will the new iteration be? Will it be somewhere between the last one and TRP? Will it lean moreso towards TRP, or towards old iteration. I don't want some of the new people we picked up from TRP to be dissuaded from trying out this server.
 

Denicide

Zealot
May 22, 2011
279
All the answers so far are sensible, but it would be good to get a better sense of what's different about this iteration as well as what's the same. Two questions:

Q. What is the most important change from TNB's previous HL2RP iterations?

Q. What is the rationale for choosing 2014 as year 1?
 

Hawkins

Zealot
May 25, 2011
71
How we be able to have bars and shops ? beacuse this is gonna be my first time on TnB half life 2 RP
This, and also will there be a timeline/storyline that must be followed? Or will it be loosely followed enabling the population to determine it's own fate?
 

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