A sort of sequel to a previous thread : http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=758913
** What am I talking about ? ** : For two or three years now, since the death of GM9 RP, I have witnessed a growing change in the way in which script makers and server owners expect people to Roleplay. Obviously with the harnessing of LUA in roleplay scripts in GM10, things that were previously unthinkable are now possible. Let me give you some examples:
Recently I played on the Kuro Resident Evil server. When I looked at the commands I was, to be honest, a little bit taken aback. There was a command to ‘lean against a wall’. Before, a simple /me leans against a wall would have sufficed.
Some have said that this is overscripting and just a one-off example.
But even in the currently most popular and, some of you may say, simplest RP gamemode, DarkRP, these complications are rife :
Why have an announcement: ’ -This man- is Wanted by the police! ’ when you can have a /warrant command !
Why let a prisoner out of jail when there’s a jail timer !
And what about Tacoscript ? :
Well that brings us on to the worrying trend that’s happening in RP. The RPG’isation of gamemodes.
You hit a wall with your fists: You gain Strength XP.
Run ? Agility XP
Just walk ? Stamina XP.
Some people need to realise that this isn’t Oblivion or Fallout or anything. This is GMod RP. Just because someone spends more time on the server than you do doesn’t mean they should get to run faster, to punch harder, to jump higher.
I’m not calling for something like LightRP. I do realise some amount of scripting is needed. But why, oh why, kuro do you make me download 900 files(300 of those models(take about 1 minute each)) to play on your server ?
Surely the HL2 models and maybe one or two others would suffice ? This is a plea to those who script and those who host, to turn away from this nonsense and get back to the roots of GM Roleplay. Fun.
Thanks for reading.