Recently, I made a forum post calling for the prices of illegal guns to be dropped, and I listed some reasons as to why I felt that change was necessary. That post quickly gained enough traction to get the attention of the founders, and by the next day weapon prices for criminals were substantially dropped.
Criminals and LEOs alike were extremely pleased to see some change for the better finally come to support our criminal friends. As happy as people were, I feel as if much more needs to be done to truly save our community and bring balance to our game. I still stand by my belief that Firestone needs BOTH criminals AND LEOS to survive, and the lack of development for the criminal side of things is ultimately going to be what drives them off.
I decided to interview some of our communities most popular and well known criminals, in order to gain an idea of what truly needs to change in order to see the quality of life in Firestone grow.
We’ll start off with the community side of things. The first question I asked EVERY criminal I interviewed was: “As a criminal in Firestone, what are the main issues you see plaguing our community?”
Each criminal answered as follows:
(b0org gave me the following clips: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/613105622652551198/760629350168789032/2020-09-29_17-50-32_Trim.mp4 – https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/323521773222232065/760229524469710848/Roblox_2020-09-28_15-54-31_Trim.mp4 )
A common issue brought up by each one of the criminals I interviewed is toxicity, mainly amongst our law enforcement community. Select individuals in our community attack our criminals, calling them trash and insulting their aim for example, and in return, the moods of our criminals decreases causing them to, not wish to continue playing V2. Furthermore, I was told a lot of our LEOs don’t roleplay within v2. This is a complaint I’ve seen raised numerous times in the discord and it’s something even I’ve seen while patrolling in game. Many cops choose to complain that criminals don’t roleplay, and then go on to not roleplay themselves leaving no room for criminals to have an opportunity to roleplay. V2 is a roleplaying game. Its something we all say and yet it seems as if people forget daily that this community is meant for roleplay. So therefore I call upon cops to actually take the time to roleplay with our criminals, whether you’re a noobie fresh out of post, or a seasoned DHS veteran. Regarding toxicity, we’re all here to have fun shooting each other and making arrests in our little community. Why do we need to log in to escape the toxic madness that is our world right now, only to plague our retreat with that same toxic energy?
Furthermore I asked criminals what change they felt needed to come to our community to make it a better place for them. All of my answers were quite uniform. They all felt that the toxicity in our community needs to be dealt with, and one individual said the game needs to be taken less serious. The toxicity in our community is having negative results. People aren’t gonna log back in simply to get shat on by toxic individuals. And unfortunately, a couple individuals feel as if this issue cannot be changed (https://gyazo.com/eecfc269aacf5aeaf7ac01ad45a1cb00 - https://gyazo.com/9622880a774c73792d186242c4fe3dcf - https://gyazo.com/1a2e07fdaa5e275c0659e03ad8c98148).
Moving away from the community, I asked what development changes need to come to improve their experiences in the community. Once again my answers were relatively uniform. Our criminals, as well as myself, feel as if criminals don’t have enough things to do in our community. Many of them feel as if we need more activities for our criminals in order to improve their enjoyment of the game (https://gyazo.com/d9c1811b73e6927db64c024cc8c852f0 – https://gyazo.com/4bae8702dcdb9f44691f9e0bd2d753b1 –https://gyazo.com/da8092d62c7350979b23f0614ef37ed2 – https://gyazo.com/fb237deb4aef4f9384dfd0a0835cf474 ). Personally, I cant fathom why we would developmentally ignore our criminal population and deprive them of new and exciting things to do in the community. Criminals make up ALL of the enjoyment our LEOs experience, and yet it seems as if we’re adamant on ruining the fun for our criminal population despite.
Finally I gathered information on if there was any opinion on whether changes need to be made to ensure a better cop / crook balance within the State of Firestone. Simply put, the overdevelopment for LEOS and underdevelopment for criminals is something I gathered needs to be fixed in order to improve the balance between Cop and Crook gameplay. (https://gyazo.com/61a7e7c140422733035522a11da59e09 - https://gyazo.com/62e58f26330311b08363ac3d5583f4b9 - https://gyazo.com/e8d6b8adc604d34ba5d89fc26442234a)
These are all issues that need to be changed within our community. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, FS wouldn’t be FS without criminals, who I feel as if don’t get the respect they rightly deserve in our community. Any and all enjoyment we get out of this game wouldn’t be possible without our criminals. Thank you all, once again, for attending my Ted Rant. If anyone would like to contribute with answers to my questions or information, please feel free.
Officer of the Federal Protective Service