The sad thing is, you can’t even give the community a second chance. They’ve tried their best to re-brand it and try something new, try to change from the critism they have been given - and you still give them the same bullshit. Give the guys a break, yeah somethings may need changes - but instead of bitching at them when they’re clearly trying, why don’t you just go onto their forums and try telling them what needs changing. This admin only bullshit is fake too; the only admins I ever see in major factions here are the leaders of the faction - nobody can run a faction better than an admin because they have the power to do things like whitelists, give flags, etc. Though even that, there’s a couple people who aren’t even admins and run factions on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. RP. Just saying guys, give 'em a break.
Then you have this Doug dude, giving the same old lecture about how they have a command for everything, so fucking what. It gives players the choice to use some commands which add to the atmosphere; if a character is walking down the road, how is he supposed to know some guy is leaning against the wall - when he’s 50 metres away? What better than a /lean animation? Even though they have these animations and commands, the players still use /me actions for them - simply to describe the way they are leaning for the other characters close to them at the time, the actual lean animation is just to add to the atmosphere and to let far away characters know you’re leaning. If you don’t find it ‘fun’ to use these commands, or you think it’s ‘the script taking over roleplaying for you’, then do not use the commands, pretty simple, eh?
Sorry Doug, but we aren’t living in the 90s anymore, we don’t need to use text for everything. We live in an age where graphical representation is key - and the majority of new players, who aren’t used to old-school roleplay - prefer actions over words. Don’t get me wrong, I use /me’s the size of elephants for almost everything I do in roleplay, I’m sure I love the ideal concept of roleplay the same as you - but we simply don’t live in that time anymore. Experienced roleplayers can use /me’s, where as the new players can perform visually. It’s pretty easy to understand, then the experienced roleplayers will teach the new players how to roleplay properly. All you’re doing is trying to pick faults in a community that could very well work - if you gave them a chance and helped them, instead of kicking back doing nothing and simply being part of a community ran by somebody else. So until you get up and run your own community, give the guys a break. They re-branded the entire community based on the critism they have received here, and I think they’ve done a fucking good job.
Amen, and dumb ratings just show your arrogance and stubbornness.