Half-Life 2 Roleplay - Q&A

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  1. Bennet Dyson

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    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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  2. snuggles

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    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)?
     
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    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?
     
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    Can we have an official statement of past iteration characters being brought back to this iteration?
     
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    Do we got posters though?
     
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  6. snuggles

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    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?
     
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  7. Bennet Dyson

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    I'm guessing that people will be able to play their RR chars, right?
     
  10. Bennet Dyson

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    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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    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?
     
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    How will businesses and enterprises work? Will it even be a thing in HL2RP in Taconbanana's lore?

    Thanks.
     
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    Will new shipments of Combine supplies arrive?
     
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    How will rebels be introduced?
     
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    In our hearts.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  18. Denicide

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    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?
     
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    How we be able to have bars and shops ? beacuse this is gonna be my first time on TnB half life 2 RP
     
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    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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    I'd like to know about how the CA will be handled this time around.. And maybe how soon I can register to join.
     
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    considering we are in former russia, can we expect the weapons the CCA will use to be mostly russian/soviet leftovers?

    i mean who will afford all HKs just a decade later, we got grachs for sidearms, bizons/pp2000s for smgs and ak74s for rifles

    also will there be a Airwatch?
     
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    This question, I have an ex-military character planned out and I'd like to know if I need auths.

    -SNIP, already answered-
     
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    a question im honestly wondering is: will city 45 be as if not more totalitarian than city 17? will there be a city administrator that actually cares about the city? the explanation for city 17's totalitarianism was that breen just didnt care enough about the city, so the CCA there were permitted to go wild; there's no indication that an oppressive state is the requirement.
     
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    i think its better for everyone that it is totalitarian.

    you want to be bored? keep it oppressive.
     
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    What map will we be launching on, and how frequently will we be rotating maps if at all?
     
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    [distant, stuttered yelling]
     
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  28. sneezing slug

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    wont lie im a little saddened that we didnt try and be a little exotic with the city choice cause going from ukraine to russia feels like a really minor change in locale– even as far as eastern europe/post soviet block goes

    but that doesnt erase the deafening clammor that is my hype for hl2rp.

    not that it entirely matters, its still a solid choice for practicality
     
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    Will the CA have the power to change policy and create roleplay for people again or will it be placed in an OOC chokehold and run by smoothbrain secret agent roleplayers?

    Also will there be CA applications before launch like with the CCA?
     
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    God I hope that doesn't happen, the last reign of the CA was basically just the CCA without guns.
     
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    Is the city in question less advanced than city 17? Will we be seeing more and varied instances of Xenian life, even if this is not the case?
     
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    Until they suddenly had guns
     
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    Yeah! Then they were just shittier CCA -_-
     
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    no fkn maps simple as that lol

    There will be no S2 at server launch, no.

    CWU + CMS and a new faction, Civil Outreach. Not going to be super rigid structure- if there is enough interest for other branches we can work something out.

    From what has been discussed the general agreement is that the districts we portray on screen initially will be underdeveloped areas which ideally opens up a whole wad of roleplay opportunities. You will see more Xen, yes (no Vorts at launch, let it be known).

    Expect the CA to possess greater power this go around. As far as applications are concerned just give it a minute, still some things to sort out.

    Expect few firearms initially- these things will be phased in given time. Interesting thought with the Soviet-bloc stuff- hasn't really been discussed.

    Can't speak as for the presence Airwatch (initially).

    No overarching narrative, no.

    Business licenses. Won't be tough to acquire.
     
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  35. sneezing slug

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    yea tho I figured we’d just do the classic “it has cyrlillic but actually its ____ city” just within the realm of reason and not totally outside eastern europe’s architecture

    i def get why it was picked tho
     
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    Gonna ask a potentially stupid question. What is civil outreach?
     
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    More to come in the following days on that. To give a brief answer, they are a wing of the CA that acts as the public face when it comes to the propagation and dissemination of public information to the citizenry.
     
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    what kind of vibe are we going for?

    don't think it's been specifically stated though I do remember mentions of adhering to the science fiction vibe of the original HLs.
     
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    Regarding questions of theming and of 'seriousness' this server is going to be as serious as the last one, I doubt TRP members will have a hard time slipping into a role here.

    I believe it was stated for this iteration to be a bit 'looser' and not as strictly adherent to the original HL2, but allowing for more experimentation on our part. I could be wrong though don't quote me on that.
     
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    Are business licenses, such as food / electronics & misc, going to be done the same way previous iterations did it? IE you just save up credits from the shoons and buy a license? Or will there be a chance for IC applications, OOC applications, or pre-launch applications for 'official' licenses to acquire a suitable permit? For example, if I wanted to play a character that runs a restaurant will it be absolutely necessary to buy a script license or will roleplay suffice?
     
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