@Jerry springer HAVOC is a rebel faction. With regards to our purpose, we're here for a few reasons. We're here to set a standard for roleplay across the server, increase risk for rebel gangs, take money out of the economy and protect those in our lands. I appreciate that HAVOC standards had dropped, however after multiple trainings that have taken place recently there is now a hugely improved standard for rebel interaction, roleplay and initiation. Recently, we have seen a significant amount of traffic at CP and in our lands, both of which have been monitored constantly. We have interactions with people in many many places that aren't the CP, whether these involve combat, negotiations, protected runs or something else. As a HAVOC officer you are able to do a lot of things at the moment, which include the following:
Man the checkpoint and process those who want to enter HAVOC lands
Monitor 'illegal' runs and tax them
patrol HAVOC lands, black market and cartels to ensure control is maintained and civilians are protected
Do protected runs for people transporting commodities in our lands.
Join specialised units such as HSOS and HTU, which offer specialised training and opportunities based on their respective roles.
Conduct police land operations, including prison breaks, hostage taking and bank operations.
Join the HAVOC training Academy, giving you an opportunity to monitor and build a relationship with new recruits, as well as teach them. You can even become a senior instructor and interview people in-game.
There is scope to move up in the ranks, to go from being commanded, to being in command.
We often have lots of interaction with civilians, gangs, medics and the APC at the checkpoint and through our lands. Of course there are always cases where people slip up, but on the whole, we help to offer a fun experience for everyone along with the APC and the AMS. @Kiran The things you've mentioned above have all been addressed over the past week or so.
In terms of how we affect rebel life, if you want to come to myself and explain how exactly we hinder rebel life and how removing us will amend these issues, I would be happy to hear you out. At current, we have huge numbers of regulations and guidelines in place that ensure we are fair to as many people as possible. HAVOC members have been working to be more approachable and patient. We encourage everyone in our faction to, for example, treat initiation as a last resort. We also ensure that we do not send more than 5 people to cartels, including reinforcements.
HAVOC is a very big faction at the moment, with more than 80% of it's members active. People who want to find a specific kind of role-play, or indeed perform a specific role can come to us as civilians, or join us as HAVOC and do just that. It caters to a specific kind of playstyle, just like AMS and APC. We monitor our portion of the island just as well as the APC, and we're just as active. Both factions have a purpose and whilst improvements can always be made, I don't think removal should be the first resort.
As for the HAVOC members posting on this, they have already been told to be more constructive. Myself and other members of the community have noted improvement on attitude in game, however this is clearly not the case on the forums, yet. I apologise for this and will see it resolved very soon. Other than that, please bring any concerns you have to myself, and we'll have a decent discussion.