Before I even start this, I want to say a few things.
Before you go start commenting shit about anything I say in this rant, step back and see it from both sides. Think about criminals and Law Enforcement, no matter what side you are on.
And, for me, I have experience of both sides. I was involved in FS careers for a year and a half and being a criminal on and off for the past 9 months or so.
Anyways, here’s to our lovely community.
For me, V2 is unplayable.
I used to be a LEO and loved every second of it, because I had no worries, nothing to ever happened to me. Yes criminals we’re toxic, but who was I to care? I’m the law, I just to get to put them in jail for 15 minutes and not have to worry about it, knowing they we’re probably raging in their cell.
When I turned criminal after getting convicted in a court case that was proven wrong 3 months after me being convicted, I noticed how completely unbearable the Firestone community is. I was so oblivious as a LEO to never understand how much shit goes on.
The constant toxicity, corruption, bias, oblivious, and retarded shit that comes from the community is just quite unbearable.
And don’t get me wrong, it comes from both sides. LEO and Criminals.
I don’t even see how V2 is playable on either side, there is so much FRP that comes from LEOs to criminals and criminals to LEOs that it’s not even a roleplay state anymore.
And to have a FOUNDER that does what seems to be absolutely nothing except roll around in robux and brag about his job irl, it doesn’t help anything.
And to have co-founders that have no motivation anymore to do anything in the state? It doesn’t help.
I don’t blame the co-founders, the community seems to be broken and never fixable.
You always see forum posts about this just like mine, but what is actually done behind the scenes to try and fix these problems?
Most criminals have the mindset to keep to themselves and never speak up due to the fact they will most likely be shit on by any singular cop in the state. Calling them “incompetent” or “wrong”.
Most cops don’t roleplay anymore. It’s monkey see monkey do.
A new cop comes into Firestone wanting to roleplay just to see a tactical unit gas a bank robbery with a criminal trying to have fun with negotation and hostages just to be struck down.
That same exact cop looks up to that tactical unit and rushes the next bank robbery.
I’ve seen multiple good uniformed officers try and roleplay, just to have a tactical unit arrive, take over and completely say fuck you to the uniformed officer who was trying to roleplay.
I know I’m making this sound VERY one sided right now, but you should know I’m just throwing facts down.
For months now I have been on and off with playing Firestone. I have tried to quit multiple times because of all the reasons I am stating right now, but then I just see pictures and videos from friends who are active in the community and then I join again, HOPING for some sort of new content to have fun with. But nothing ever changes. Nothing, ever.
To me, Firestone is a lost hope, I don’t even see how people can’t come to the realization of that.
It pisses me off to see the same people who have caused so much shit in FS still be in a department, or still roam the streets as a criminal.
I’m not pointing names, but by god we all know some people who are just toxic 100% of the time and theyre superiors just walk around like the 3 blind mice.
There is so much shit thrown to LEOs from criminals and vise versa. It’s like a never ending food fight.
The game is so unbalanced and developers don’t care to fix it for the simple fact of “V3”. Developers focus on V3, which is fine, but it’s as if they don’t see the crumpling community they have because they aren’t updating it anymore.
I’m not saying development is going to fix everything, because it’s more so the people than the heavily unbalances game when it comes to development features for either side.
80% of my brain just wants to quit Firestone, leave it as it is and never look back, leave it as the toxic and crumbling community it is. The other 20% wants me to stay and at least push for a change.
But in reality change won’t happen because I’m just another criminal and apparently I have no say in what goes on in the community.
So many people have been driven out of this community, which I used to think had potential. For the sole fact of everything that goes on, yet people are still oblivious to all of it.
I don’t know what I’m even getting out of this forum post, no change will happen because again, we have a founder that doesn’t do anything, co-founders with no motivation, MOST LIKELY BECAUSE THE COMMUNITY HAS FAILED ON THEM, and we don’t have anyone else to do anything significant.
We may have people that can do temporary changes, but what are temporary changes going to do in the long run?
Firestones development is nice, its not top tier, but it’s good enough to be used in the right way for good roleplay, roleplay the state was intended for, but it was flooded by a toxic community, and that flood took everything with it, all the hope of a good game you could ever imagine. Gone, swept away.
And you’ll probably never see the things of the flood ever again because of the fact it’s a broken community.
I don’t have much else to say.
I’ll probably still stay in the community some-what when I’m trying to quit and make my own state.
I feel as if the state I am creating was made because I wanted to experience a good community, I wanted something that was just quite literally perfect. But I’ll still continue with and stick with it because maybe, just maybe something good will come out of it and I’ll be able to find and create a good community where we can all roleplay and just have the time of our lives.
I do want to make it clear that wasn’t self promotion, before I give y’all something else to bitch about in the comments.
I don’t even know if we could consider it a “community” anymore.
Something needs to happen, or we’re still going to be left with a “community” that we all hate but some-what enjoy at the same time.