After working in DPW for a few days, there are a few small things that would be able to GREATLY improve our role-play!
Sponge: Add a sponge for employees to use when cleaning windows, vehicles, etc… We do a lot of cleaning in our job and the broom doesn’t always suffice.
Hose: Add a hose for us to spray down roads, clean vehicles, clean windows, etc… Again, we do a lot of cleaning in our job and this would improve our role-play.
Bucket: Add a bucket for us to carry things in such as sudsy water, maintenance supplies, etc… This will make it more realistic when gathering items to complete cleaning/maintenance.
Add More Flares: Currently, we have 10 cones and 3 flares. Considering the gap between those two, adding two more flares (brining us to a total of 5) will allow us to improve visibility when directing traffic/doing maintenance. [All department should get 5 flares to make it fair for everyone.]
I don’t think that this seems like a big thing to ask, just a few minutes of modeling and scripting. In the end, it will improve DPWs role-play.
All of these can be easily implemented. Three of them use something called your imagination, SCFD does a good job of this.
Sponge: uses sponge to clean vehicle
Hose: grabs hose from truck and sprays
Bucket: grabs bucket full of supplies
Flares? Ask LEOs or DOT.
If you didn’t get the memo, it’s called roleplaying it. 90% of SCFD’s operations is roleplay (you know, the little -injects morphine- thing), and it’s immaculate how they really never beg for physical items on forums that often. If they can save virtual lives without physical items, you can fix virtual roads and clean virtual windows without physical items. I promise.
Dumpsters and cones were more than enough for v2 considering that v2 wasn’t supposed to be updated anymore.
A sponge/bucket, seriously? Just continue doing what we always do at car washes. -grabs sponge- ; -dips sponge in bucket with soapy water- ; -scrubs vehicle in circular motions with sponge-
Same thing with the hose, just rp it like we’ve always done.
More flares? We have 10 cones, frankly that should be enough with 3 flares. If you’re blocking off a parking lot, use your vehicle for one entrance, and flares/cones for the other.
I think we’ve gotten plenty of dev support recently, so let’s leave it at that.
Department of Public Works
I am not against you in any way at all, however if they were to add a hose, where would we get our supply? Its not like our Sweeper or Trash Truck carries 250+ gallons of water, so we would have to use a supply from the side of a building or hydrant, which is not always around. So then where would be the main source of our water?
ask joe if you can use his garden hose for 5 minutes
Jokes aside, some street sweepers have water jets under their truck that shoot. Just pretend that you’re tapping into that water supply. When I was in DOT, we used sweepers to pour and roll concrete and it was very fun. Realistic? Eh, not so much, but who cares. Fake concrete using real sweepers just to have a semi-realistic experience.
SCFD needs developer attention over non-emergency departments.
But they’re on v3 anyways so I’d rather have them there than v2 for obvious reasons. If anyone is going to make the argument that “adding tools is easy and simple and won’t delay v3” then why has SCFD waited 3 years for more tools.