FiveM: What's New
Recently, FiveM has been going for a really difficult patch in terms of development and Player count. We lost direction with where we wanted to go and honestly got demotivated because of the time we put into the project for it to not last as long as we expected. So to get back on track we needed a sit-down, a think and a brutally honest conversation about how to move forward and where we went wrong. As previously stated we wanted to bring a roadmap to our actual full release and decided that this needed a serious update and reality check with the information we have learnt so far from the Alpha launch.
Where we think we went wrong so far and what we learnt.
The jobs just weren’t right and other than the XP not much sets us apart from a lot of other servers. The aim with the XP system was to add another layer and basically give players a method to earn and develop. You don't join the server and a day later you have the fastest cars. You start at the lower jobs and earn your way to the higher better-paying jobs. In terms of the economy, we aimed to make it last at least 6 months till you achieved “end game” or Level 100 but with the knowledge that once you’ve achieved this that’s not the end with there being no level cap. We quickly learnt that 100+ runs doing the pizza job were degrading and nobody wants to do that. Locking Cars and jobs to specific levels severely hold back players ability to play the game and really limit the roleplay that a player can create.
How we are going to fix it and the plan moving forward codewise.
We have two Types of focus’ that we will be working on. The first focus’ is ongoing and will be worked on throughout the Alpha Period of this release. The second is Focus’ that we will be targeting and completing to a standard that we are happy with.
Focus’ that will be an ongoing process Jobs
Jobs are a massive focus moving forward and are where people make money and XP. Instead of unlocking new jobs we have decided that it’d be a better way for players to be able to choose from a wider pool of jobs from the beginning and allows you to have a different path to others. You still won't be able to join the server and become the kingpin of a specific area but there will be a focus of progression for the jobs. We also want to improve the actual tasks that you undertake and improving how fun they are. Now, this is no small task and will be done by focusing on individual jobs and introducing new jobs over time.
Additional Whitelisted Groups
Additional whitelisted groups are something we have wanted to do since the previous version of the server. With this, there are almost unlimited possibilities and how we have decided to do this is, is via an application process. This, however, is not feasible at the moment but we do plan on opening the process up once we have completed a larger amount of the focus’ that we have planned. Groups we have in mind are serious roleplay factions such as Solicitors/Lawyers, Mechanics, Security Companies, Car Dealerships and Media Companies ie News Crews. We plan on giving in-game features to these groups and will be open to your ideas of what you want.
Focus’ that are going to be worked on (Ranked in Priority)
Modify shops and cars are going to have an overhaul and work as intended, example: they take money from you. Also, we intend to make all Modded cars that have options for customisation to work. Saving the mods upon leaving the customs shop is also a priority of ours.
Character Split Selections and Outfits
This is something that we have wanted to do for a long time and never had the time to do. This may require downtime and may have effects that we aren’t sure about but the simple explanation of this is allowing you to have more than one profile with split money and XP and garage. This should also allow you to build better story creations. We also want to give the ability to store different outfits for your Characters for the various activities you complete across Los Santos.
Phone and Tablet
A massive overhaul to the phone is something we wanted to do from the beginning allowing you to physically call one another in-game. The Tablet will also be a place to display information about your character. Such as the perk and crafting systems which we will get to.
Drugs and Crafting
Drugs, as it stands, are boring to do. We want to make our drug system something more than just going point to point and dropping off and waiting to “process”. We want to make our drugs system a crafting system where there are possibilities for different strands and for it to all go wrong and you make a substance that ain’t what you intended.
This will drastically change the way you die and get hurt. Depending on how you die will depend on how successful a medic can be. Procedures will have to be performed and dependent on how serious the accident was will depend on if the “fix can be done at the side of the road. Prescription drugs will also be a tangible thing.
Perks and skill points for levels
Perks and Skill points will be the focus for the XP system and they will be designed to work with the roleplay across the server. They will benefit players in the different jobs available.
Housing is something we’d like players to be able to do and requires more thinking but we hope that we can implement this in some way.
What is citizenship?
On our server we are allowed 3 character slots, we want to develop this in such a way that each character has his/her own story that continues to evolve through roleplay, Acquiring Citizenship means that you have an established character within the fivem server that will come with its own perks and rewards.
Becoming a Citizen will mean that you will have to fill out a form and then wait to be accepted, once accepted you will have your character posted on our citizenship page, you are limited to 3 citizens, for each citizen that gets approved you will receive 100,000 XP and the opportunity to apply for whitelisted jobs in the future. If your character gets denied Citizenship then please feel free to try again.
You will be expected to play your Citizen in similar fashion every time you join the server in accordance with your Citizen profile. EG your profile says you are a reputable businessman that deals in law and a personality trait that goes against violence - then if you go on to rob a bank - you may be questioned after the situation is over on why your character decided to do this.
As a citizen you will be showing the community that you are willing to roleplay, this will increase roleplay in the server by developing your character and relationships with the police service and other citizens.
During the Community Livestream, we were asked if we could do a community meeting. We obviously are listening to you guys and we’d love to do this. As it stands is difficult due to a lot of IRL commitments from the development team to get us all together at the same time but we are going to release some more information as time goes and a schedule one for the coming weeks.
We are always in need of sensible suggestions and always have read them and considered them. In the past responses though have been slow and sometimes an idea hasn’t been responded to. This is going to change. We are going to aim to get responses to all suggestions within 24 hours and try gage the communities opinion on these and with this, we’d like it if you guys engage as much as you can with the suggestions section.
We are always looking for developers who can code and create for our server but with this being said we don’t have time to teach people as time is stretched thin as it is. This is an area that lacks a lot of credit and if you are coming into coding for the server its an additional stress from gaming. So only people who want to practise coding and truly want to code for us should consider applying. Developers are also in a unique role and have a lot of privilege and access so there is the age limit of 18 on applications due to compliance with GDPR. As such we will also ease you into the role and basically get you to perform some smaller tasks before moving into bigger projects. The best way to look at it is that it helps you to learn how to code better.
New Staff Team @CaaaM_ @Walt @Labrador
Message fisher on TS when the server is back up.
When Are we Back
We are back tomorrow with a 4 pm re-open.
Tomorrow up until Friday, we will be running a small Halloween event which you can take part in. The police will now be seen in Ecto 1 from the Ghostbusters films while wearing Ghostbuster overalls and will be performing their normal duties. As a civilian, though you can log on and select the Slimer skin following the tutorial below and be hunted down and captured by the police for simply being a ghost loose in the city. While being a ghost you can perform illegal activities such as robbing but we ask you don't get too carried away and go on mass robbing sprees. Also using firearms while Slimer is not advised as you will simply be shot at by the police. Police should escort you to the jail where you will receive a sentence of 5 mins in jail. If you don’t feel like taking part, this also applies to police, you don’t have to take part but be aware that Slimer is on the loose.
How To get Slimer
1. Press Delete
2. Press Enter on Player model
3. Press enter on Exact Model Name
4. Type "slimer" and press enter
5. Run from the cops
For a full rundown of all the changes check out the changelog but in terms of XP. Walls that previously was in place to prevent players from purchasing cars have gone. We intend as previously stated to keep this in for the foreseeable. Jobs are still the same for now but as previously stated in this post we plan on improving them but this will be a slow process and eventually, we will open the doors to better jobs. XP collected already is not wasted and will have worth.
Thank you for sticking with us, ask questions bellow
Lots of Love FiveM Dev Team xxx
PS. These things take time...