Honestly, I think DarkRP needs to be totally reworked in order to be good again.
First of all, remove ALL forms of auto-salary. It’s terrible. All you have to do is go AFK for 10 mins and you’ve got $500 easily. Some classes (such as gun dealer) should have a bit of start-up money. Max should be $1,800 (gun dealer only there, chefs and others would need less). And if you change class (or job, whatever) you would lose all that money, and anything you bought that hadn’t been sold would disappear. The money would also be non-transferable e.g. if you’re a gun dealer, you can’t buy food with it. It’s locked to buying guns ONLY. With Chefs it would be for buying ingredients (more on this later), that they couldn’t eat (it would be locked to only other players being able to) unless they had grown it themselves.
The police force needs a redo. Instead of just whatever cop who gets to the jail to collect bail gets the money all should when bail is collected, and when a criminal is arrested.
The mayor should not be exempt to the no-salary rule. They would be able to get money by holding events such as prop-olympics. Mafia would be funded by their rewards from crime. Thieves would have to steal and stuff so they can get cash.
S.W.A.T. are useless, so get them the heck out of DarkRP unless they are Bots during a lockdown (which never happens anyway)
Radio hosts would get paid by people advertising on the radio (to get rid of that stupid free advertising system)
Wire Tech guys would get paid by the work they do, and the rest of the server would have Wire and all toolgun (except Weld, Easy Weld, Material, Remover, etc) stuff.
The hobo job is pretty much well OK by me at this point.
There should also be object-specific demotions, such as guns (if you’ve been categorized into the gun demote area, you would both lose your current job and any form of gun usage.
Guns themselves need to be reworked, to make it be that only certain jobs can use them. But other jobs can still have them, and they can only fire at a person if that person has just shot at them.
And, so that people can still buy shops and that even though there’s no starting money, allow them to have a max of three doors and then they have to pay for them. Or put them in “debt”, so if they haven’t payed for one of the doors they start taking damage (if they die and respawn, they lose all their doors.)
That’s really all DarkRP needs to be fixed and working again. Also get rid of everyone who thinks it’s meant to be realistic, because it isn’t
I would modify it myself, but I’m inexperienced with code and currently making my own Mod. So maybe someone could do it and give a small bit of credit to me