I believe that on this server initiation needs to be stricter and longer. This would encourage more role-play and give more of a chance for people to survive.
Currently you just have to give a command while holding a weapon, however I think the initiation should be a command relative to the person with a threat combined to it:
e.g. "Put your hands up or lethal force will be used" - whilst holding a gun.
I've had a couple of situations where I've asked someone to do something and they have took it as initiation and shot me, however it was not my intention to initiate at all.
I understand I have not been a part of this community for very long and it may have been this way for a while, however I am sure this will aid role-play and make it a bit more fun for everyone.