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CURRENT DEVELOPMENT STATUS AND DELAY


 

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"The battle for Liberty"

The 2023 Liberty City Mayoral Election

The first story-based launch roleplay community

 


 

image.pngIn a city with growing poverty and corruption at the highest levels, 2 candidates will enter the political arena: former LCPD Chief of Department Brian Turner and sitting Mayor Charles Lockhart.

 

Inspired by true American political scenarios, the story-based launch will focus on the horror of political corruption, oppression and media manipulation to reflect the the reality of American politics.

 

Our stance on freedom of roleplay and corruption, molds an environment in which you, the player, have the opportunity to shape the future of Liberty City - taxation, economic development, fight on crime policies and even humanitarian crises. This allows organized crime to flourish and potentially get involved in government affairs.

 

      Brian Turner (R)

chiefbald.pngFrom bribery to human trafficking, LCRP offers you an experience like no other. The outcome of this election will shape Liberty City's path for months to come. The future is in your hands.

 

The leadership of this community strongly believes that in order to create a realistic server, there must be an emphasis on accurate American culture and politics, as opposed to solely focusing on recreating real life agencies, as seen on other communities.

 

 

 


 Charles Lockhart (D)

2.pngAs you experience this unique launch campaign, you will personally witness the evil game of politics. FBI investigations, political scandals, backroom deals with shadow figures and much more!

 

Apart from the Mayoral election, we plan to utilize the Events Team in order to conduct frequent activities for both legal and illegal roleplayers, as well as to promote an east coast mentality.

 

 

 

 


                            

   The 2 officials LCRP trailers showcase the 'alleged' mentality of both political opponents, offering you insight into what Liberty City will look under the governance of each candidate. Don't forget politicians lie!

 

The last trailer will showcase both candidates in various setting so you can further get an idea of the vibe we are going for.

 

All of the trailers are actually tied to the news articles below in an effort to build server lore.

 

TLDR: No, those weren't just flashy trailers! 😠


 

News articles related to the launch campaign:

 

 

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Development Status Update - Delay


 

Before we jump into the details, I would like to state that I take full responsibility for my actions as community manager.

As most of you are already aware, I made the decision not to launch LCRP this summer. Whist we were at a stage where the economy and businesses were the only remaining major features, I consulted with our development team and made the decision not to launch. That decision was based on information that suggested the script would experience long-term issues. At that point, a decision was made to create V2 of LCRP.                   

 


"How are you going to take responsibility for the delay?" 


 

When I first joined this project, I made it clear that I am not here for the e-power, nor the money. I took the manager position because I believe there are many unexplored RP opportunities and I wanted LCRP to be a unique roleplay server.

 

As I made the decision to delay myself back in the summer and was unable to predict a delay as a result, I will create a staff voting to see if the staff team has trust in me as a manager. If the answer is no, I will ensure a swift transition of my position to another person.

 

I sincerely apologize for the delay and I feel disappointed that I let all of you down, including the staff team. I will accept whatever the outcome of the voting is.

 

This will not affect the server ownership as I am only here as a community manager and not a founder!

                                                                                                                                                              


"What's V2?" 🧐        


 

V2 is a completely new script. With the sunsetting of V1, new coding languages were selected by our main developers to allow for better adaptability and growth over time. We started over from the beginning. Just like we did in the beginning, we started fresh. This time, prior to even starting the develop code, our developers spent weeks discussing important infrastructure and how to smartly connect scripts, reduce client lag, how to better structure the backend and overall quality control measures, as well as the cyber security of the server. With these key values established, the developers got to work. Some scripts from V1 were salvaged and adapted for V2 to reduce workload. 

 


Release Period  🥳


We will be aiming for Q1 of 2023 and do our best to deliver the server as soon as possible. As we have very few features left, we expect to finish them rather quick. We do expect some delay in terms of development workflow in the middle - end of December due to the holidays.

 

We promise there won't be a V3, so you guys won't have to wait another year for it!

 


"Why should I care about LCRP?" 😠


 

Some of you might feel impatient, but please remember that some of us have been working essentially for free, over a period of 2 years. This includes daily work, meetings, balancing the relations of staff members, supervising the development and progress of all staff teams, etc. Bottom line is; we are just as impatient as you are, considering I have spent 2 years on this project!! 

 


"Why not launch and improve over time?" 😉


 

As people who have provided continuous financial support, you deserve to understand the details behind our decision:

 

  • the Liberty City map we had was not ready for launch, with numerous bugs that would have hindered your experience
  • the script, whilst almost complete, would have most likely experienced long-term issues due to the frequent change of developers and their working style
  • additional features such as mapping and modding were not fully complete

 

We value your financial support and community participation and will never release a mediocre product just for the sake of being the "first LC roleplay server".  We have all seen how disastrous a server can become if there is little effort into the following non-development aspects:

 

  • map bugs and lag
  • lack of good lore
  • lack of effort to implement east cost roleplay mentality and vibe
  • imbalance between legal and illegal roleplayers (surrounding defense)
  • focus on "sopranos" as opposed to focus on a realistic portrayal of NYC and modern-day OCGs.
  • and much more

 

We sincerely hope that those of you who value quality see that one of our main lines of work is surrounding the server lore and ensuring balance between the players.

 


"Ha bozo L delay"


 

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V2-ROADMAP-GIT


As you can see, through trial and error, we've managed to improve the speed and quality of development tremendously. We've been very open about the mistakes allowed to happen in the past and we have all worked to fix them.

 

This hard work pays off. It includes daily work, constant meetings and total devotion to this project.

 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM ROADMAP


 

IMPLEMENTED 

(41)

      IN DEVELOPMENT      

(11)

TO DO

(8)

        READY TO TEST      

  (0)

BANK/ATM 

Vehicle theft

    Legal factions (PD, FD, FBI)     
Clothing store 

Selling vehicles

Businesses  
Barber 

Vehicle insurance

Spectating system

 
General store 

Inventory 

Garbage job

 

Description Markers 

Dead body inventory

Phone system

 

Character creator

Vehicle inventory

Economy and taxing

 

Command processor  

Body Armor

Body damage physics

 

Reports 

Liberty City customs

Furniture shop + system

 

Carry 

Chat system

 

 

Weapon components 

Faction interface

   

ID system

MDT

   

Weapon on body

     

Private vehicles

     

Drugs

     

Vehicle damage

     

Nametags

     

Taxi job

     
Crouch      

Recoil system

     

Realistic weapon damage

     

Job framework

     

Custom chat

     

Permission system

     

Animation Menu

     
Fuel      

Item drops

     
HUD      

Login

     

Character/Player model

     

Character select

     
Restriction system      

Console handler and debugger 

     

Game logs

     

Queue system

     
Dealership      
Gun store      
Admin System      
Parking      
House System      
Property      
Property Menu      
Gas Station      

 

MAPPING/MODDING TEAM ROADMAP


 

COMPLETED

(18)

      IN DEVELOPMENT      

(2)

TO DO

(6)

        READY TO TEST      

  (0)

Warehouses x5

LCPD/FDLC Uniforms

 

Trinacria Social Club

 
Al's Pizzeria

Port of Liberty City

Steinway Beer Garden

 
Colosseum Fresh Meat Deli

 

 

    Traingle Gentlemen's Club    

 
Pizza This

 

Vespucci University Halls

 

Drusilla's Restaurant

 

Supermarkets

 

Pillows Gentlemen's Club

 

Civilian Clothing

 

Three Aces Social Club

 

 

 

Prison

 

 

 

FBI HQ

 

 

 

LCCP HQ

 

   

Lennie's Doors

 

   

Electronic Shop

     

Old Meat Factory

     

Abandoned Shed

     

Liberty Tree HQ

     

Country Club

     

Modern NYC-style Apartment

     

Apartment Shells

     

LCPD/FDLC vehicles

     

LIBERTY CITY MAP UPDATE


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CHANGELOG


 


### CHANGED 


- Majority of the stairs on the entire map should be fixed

- Improvements made regarding FPS performance;

- Patched up various spots that had missing collisions;

- Patched up various spots where there was missing water;

- Positioning of floating props has been adjusted;

- File sizes have been optimized to enhance user experience and allow for a faster server asset download;

- Overall performance of the map should be improved due to various fixes;

- Multiple fixes regarding holes in the map, including some locations underneath the water;

- Fixes regarding holes in the upper layer of water (more fixes to follow underneath the map);

- Fixes regarding lighting in certain areas, including the statue of Liberty;

- Texture fixes implemented;

- Multiple LOD fixes implemented.


 

Keep in mind this is not a final version of the map and work is being done almost on a daily basis.

 


UCP APPLICATIONS OPENING


 

Our Development Team is actively working on a new version of the UCP and a significant part of it is the whitelist application that all of you will have to go through.

 

The UCP applications will be opening on the 18th of December, however, we will do our best to open them prior to that date.

 

We are publicly releasing a portion of the questions so that you have enough time to prepare and submit an application as soon as they open. Keep in mind that we will be very strict as we want our potential players to have an understanding of the LC setting, history, etc. This is the only way to ensure that players sink into the "east coast" environment.

 

As you can see there will be no word limit, nor will we request a character story from you. We want to see logical writings and not essays.

 

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TEST SESSIONS AND SCRIPT CHANGES

As we mentioned, most of the V1 features which can be found here, are simply being re-written to ensure a more stable code long term. Here is a list of the features that have currently undergone some changes (more detailed info will be presented in the final development blog of LCRP).

 

  • UCP design - major overhaul and started from complete scratch (Still WIP)
  • Banking - new UI design
  • Property System - major overhaul, including new commands and quality improvements
  • Taxi job - UI changes
  • MDT - this is the 3rd and hopefully final version of the MDT... A brand new design and functionality.

 

 

 

 As development has progressed, we've been actively testing the new features as they've been arriving. Here's a few screen shots of our testing sessions. Note, most of these screen shots were taken for testing reasons to report bugs, so what you see (bugs and all) is being worked on.

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UPCOMING FORUM AND DISCORD CHANGES


 

1.1 ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT

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1.2 COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT

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1.3 COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT

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1.4 COMMUNITY DEPARTMENT

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2. BEHIND THE DESIGN

In this section, I will be detailing the base design and how each component is positioned, colored, and chosen.

 

2.1 RADIUS

In order to achieve our goal of establishing design consistency in our forums, there is a radius on the rectangle similar to the one that will be on the profile picture

 

2.2 MAIN COLOR

The main color which is basically the background color is exactly the color ID of the forum rank. 

 

2.3 SECONDARY COLOR

The main color which is basically the color on the left is a darker variant of the main color. 

 

2.4 BACKGROUND IMAGE

The background image is set to a specific opacity in order to make the main text visible and pleasing to the eyes. It is a photo of liberty city since we are Liberty City Roleplay.

 

2.5 ICON

The icon is something that describes what the main text is but with an image instead.

 

2.6 MAIN TEXT

The main text has a specific number of pixel spaces between each new line. Also, the main text has a specific number of pixels for the font size which makes it easier to read and more pleasing to the eyes.


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The discord update will be very simple and include restructuring some channels. The main updates will be in the staff related section for ease of work, etc.


 

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