ZRP Message of The Week:Probably going to be more like MOTM...2018-09-16: We made it through launch weekend. The whole team is proud of how smoothly this went. From both a technical standpoint (no crazy lag, no major glitches), and a game-play perspective; it was really amazing getting on and seeing the entire population of 72 just roleplaying of their own accord. It's been great getting new players onto the community as well. That always comes with a bit of culture shock, but I think for the most part it's been more or less a positive experience for everyone involved. If you've been around for a while, make sure you try to help people adjust as best as you can: this server is heavily focused on collaborative writing, and expats from other gmod servers can sometimes be a bit focused on the metagame of acquisition and powerviolence. On that note, I think we need to address some issues that you as community members can help us with: Stop asking to play law enforcement/military characters. We're reaching a critical mass. It's not going to be fun when you're all sitting around a campfire talking about your time at the Quantico together. When things pop off we can readdress the issue, but there's a million things you can play here. Take this time to explore new avenues of roleplay. On that note: we're giving you a lot of autonomy with what you can play here. We're only requiring auths for a bare minimum of things, and telling you that you can more or less take your story wherever you want it to. Try to come up with things outside of tribal warfare. You'll be crunching skulls with baseball bats soon enough - the idea is that day-to-day life should contrast with that to make the outbreak fun and an actual change for you. If your character is already stabbing multiple people in under a 24 hour period/building explosives/mugging police then you're probably on our radar as a trouble maker and someone that will likely detract from the experience for other people. Please don't force our hand on quality standards. Unlike other TnB servers, we will act on it here. Even if you're roleplaying a bottle-smashing thug, there's more ways to express that than simply killing anyone who looks at you funny. Things will be ramping up over the course of this week and reaching a head next weekend, so we'll get out of these doldrums pretty soon, assuming they're not your cup of tea. A PK standards thread is going to be coming out soon. Like the Half-Life 2 uprising, we'll drop a playlist with all of the music we used once we're finished here. If you all have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us over discord, !a, or the forums.