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  1. 35 points
    A visual feast! As we approach the release of the Town Square, it's time to start showing off! Identity's gameplay is unique; there's no game in the world which accomplishes what we've set out to create and as a result, this will be one of the most immersive gaming experiences available. In some senses, graphics weigh heavily on environmental immersion and we've really started to show Identity's beauty in this last week. Last week, we did a short live stream on Twitch to show off the Town Square in motion. If you weren't there for the stream, check out the details below. Ash Hill Cinema ticket booth In addition to Identity's artistic beauty, we also want to show you what the base gameplay will be like in the Town Square. We do plan on doing another stream shortly where we'll move on into the interiors and interact with some of the features you'll find when you log into the Town Square. We'll have to mute the karaoke and streaming radio elements for Twitch and YouTube, though. I really do wish we had more time in our last stream but we were an hour late getting the stream started and what was meant to be a 10 minute display ended up being half an hour long. Half of that time was spent in character creation, so if that's of any interest to you be sure to check out the stream. I'll leave the video below. Ash Hill's Town Square in early morning Ash Hill's Town Square at night With our next gameplay stream, I'd really like to show off the Town Square at night. Check out the screenshot above to see why I feel that night in Identity has an incredible atmosphere. Night will be useful in Identity too; for example, some animals will be more active when the sun goes down. Just imagine running from (or with) the cops in the dark of night! A beautiful and well-designed environment makes great gameplay even better. Ash Hill's fruit and vegetable market As you can tell by now, I went a bit overboard taking screenshots of the Town Square environment. I'm so proud with what our art team has accomplished, so you're getting a handfull with this developer blog! The market seen here is in the Town Square, although it won't be the only food market in Ash Hill. Markets play a fairly important role, and not only for your own access to food. Gathering and growing food will be a safe and reliable way to make some money in Identity. It doesn't require any sort of investment, so it's one of your options for making a living the moment you step foot in the world. It will get much easier with a vehicle, though. RIDE bicycle shop The screenshot above is from the interior of the bicycle store you'll find in the Town Square. You won't be able to buy them right away, but once we start implementing our final vehicles we'll likely unlock the bikes in the Town Square, too. Bicycles will be an important tool in Identity. If you can't afford a vehicle (they're not cheap) then they're your best option for getting around town without dishing out cash for a cab. Ash Hill Tattoo interior My final screenshot today was the interior of the tattoo shop you'll find in the center of Ash Hill, and thus the Town Square. Hidden in the back of the parking lot behind the DMV, this parlor will be opening shortly after the Town Square release. Tattoos in Identity are either paid for or earned; some tattoos are only unlocked with achivements, most of which being for less than legal actions. Tattoos aren't available during character creation and must be gotten through a shop such as this. Town Square gameplay live stream YouTube Town Square preview stream If you missed our live stream of Town Square gameplay last week, click on that big image above to check it out now. If your email client is afraid and you don't see the images, you can always click here. I spent the first while creating a character and then took a quick look around the exterior of the Town Square environment. I can't wait to show more! The tasks at hand Our new task tracker has been one of the most well received additions we've ever released, and it's very easy to see why. As the Asylum developers continue to knock out tasks daily, we're getting very, very close to allowing you all into the Town Square. As of my writing this, only 3 primary tasks remain and are already in progress. The tracker is showing only Town Square tasks, although many of those in our team (who don't have anything left for the Town Square release) are already hard at work producing SWAT module content. It won't be long before you start seeing a lot of our SWAT efforts appearing, and I'm extremely excited to give you more information on how it'll play. Keep your eyes on the tracker, as it will continue (even after Town Square release) to be the best indicator of when you can get your taste. A quick thank you to our supporters We've been working hard to create the game that can, quite seriously, affect the entire MMORPG industry. Nothing like Identity has been done before, mostly because a game of this scale is a risky project for any established studio. It is because of you receiving this update, our pledgers and supporters, that our dreams and ambitions are becoming a reality. The ultimate RPG is on the horizon, and I'm so very grateful to the wonderful community around me. Again, I just want to say thank you as I sincerely appreciate your support. You're helping to create a game which thousands, who don't even know we're here yet, will come to enjoy. You're here on the ground floor. The Twitch Clips If you've been following Identity's development closely, you probably already know that developers stream their work live on the Identity Twitch channel every Tuesday and Thursday. We also use that time to answer almost every question that gets asked about Identity's development and gameplay. Now that we've been doing this a while, we've answered a lot of questions. Our awesome community manager, BeachBall, has taken the time to compile a massive list of questions linked to clips where they're answered by a developer. Get comfy and head over to the Twitch Clips Directory forum thread. If you haven't found this already, be prepared to spend a good bit of time listening to all sorts of awesome information. This is the best place to get to know the fine details Identity! -- John VanderZwet
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    I am fairly new to this forum and have noticed that a large majority of the so called political parties who would have you vote for them present themselves under the banners of Radical Communist or Socialist ideals. I have also noticed that not many have said anything about this, though I believe someone should, so I will. (Disclaimer) To those of you whom I am addressing, I do realize that this is a game and everyone is entitled to their own opinions so please keep in mind that this is mine. Now back to what I was saying, communism is not an ideal system of governing for Identity, there are many reasons why it would not work but I will only touch on a few now. Many of these political parties claim to be for the people just as they have in history, the only issue is that there is no struggle or strife for which these radicals can prey on. The fictional universe that we are taking part of was designed as a democracy, freedom and agency to do as you please whenever you want. Communism would be contradictory to what Identity is, a place for all to be free of societal systems that bound us by a rigid system that is made in the name of the people. I understand that some of the aforementioned parties do not state they are radical (though some implicitly do) if not in a radical form there is simply no use for these pure Communistic or Socialistic systems to be in place, it would be beneficial to use what is used in modern society today, a hybrid democracy that utilizes capitalism and some socialist ideas. Allowing for free agency but also strengthening the communal aspects of society as well, ( As much as you could in a fictional world ). I guess what I am trying to say is that these parties are not necessary and I would go as far as to say that they may be harmful to the community as a whole. I have been a part of many communities like Identity and have watched radical ideals and "Clubs" ruin the fun for many. Keep in mind this is not me saying that it will happen, if you have a group or Party like this you may have only the best intentions and would never dream of letting it happen. Still, I say it is better to maintain what works, leave no room for catastrophic meltdowns of society. I do not believe when Karl Marx created his philosophy did he ever imagine the harm it would bring but nevertheless, it did. Democracy is the best bet for identity and the best method of having a great time too! P.S. Please keep in mind that these are my opinions, I reserve the right to hold them just as you are. I would love feedback and if you would like to expand on it, feel free. I am open to criticism and in fact welcome it, we would be nowhere without it. All I ask is that if you do, keep it civil and somewhat educated.
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    This will be a social module so no police and for the speed demon there will be no vehicles in the town square I do not think but we will all be having apartments to try out the customisation. Your full speed demon package will be available at full release
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    It has been a journey following the development of Identity. First hearing about the game in 2015, I was wildly interested in what the game will become and had a outburst of excitement when viewing the initial trailer. Considering my age (15) at the time, I had no card to back the game myself and instead continued to follow the game's journey. Despite, various ups and downs I still look positively on the development as it is a highly ambitious concept produced by a small team. In recent times, I have since viewed the gameplay video and looking forward to customising my own character after years of anticipation. Though I never made a forum account, I have created one as of mid-2017 and through my ownership of my very own debit card, I have purchased the $30 pledge as of an hour ago! Looking forward to meeting you all in the square!
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    You'll see both today. Neither are automatic, I have to do both manually and I've been swamped. I did intend to update the tracker last night but I lost track of time in a meeting at the end of the day yesterday. Sorry about that. The tracker data is automatic but the website update process is manual, for now. It'll be automated and updated most likely by the hour on the new website.
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    DISCLAIMER: Everything in this post is a concept and will not reflect the finished business plans and features. Welcome to the Velocity Logistics business plan. We are a logistics company that will strive towards building a solid and stable logistics core in a domestic and commercial way. Our aim will be to tackle our clients needs by offering them logistical solutions. The services that we will provide will range from, but are not limited to: ➤ Supply Chain Management ➤ Document Courier Service ➤ Logistical Solutions & Advice ➤ Home & Office Removal Service ➤ Commercial Delivery ➤ Domestic Delivery ➤ Specialty Delivery ➤ Heavy Haulage For more information, see "Future Technology" section of the post. (Video created by @Zebra) At this time as we do not have a feel for the games economy or market. So the financial department has decided not to release pricing until the games release or until more information is released about how the games economical systems may work. Below is the Start-up Cost sheet as of now for Velocity Logistics. These are subject to change due to the variability of costs in game. These are just estimates and does not include a pro forma (projected) profit and loss statement or a pro forma (projected) balance sheet. Those will be added after the economy in-game has been flushed out properly. Anyone looking to invest should contact @MichaelPayne or @VelocityLogistics. - Andrew, Financial Director This vehicle will be used for everyday delivery for both domestic and commercial operations: This vehicle will be used for high-priority & express delivery, again, for both domestic and commercial sectors: For heavy haulage, long distance and larger cargo, the vehicle shown below will be used: For commercial and domestic removal service, including homes and offices, the vehicle below will be used: To ensure that there is no delay in our operations, we have decided to implement our own maintenance division which will include these vehicles shown below: The future technology section is to showcase our ideas for future mods for when mod support is added in Identity. Whether it be vehicle technology or a pseudo global warming mechanic. See below for some of our current ideas. The above images show a custom in-vehicle operating system that allows the driver to log in with their unique credentials provided to access an array of custom features including delivery schedule, navigation maps, important updates from HQ, panic button, SOS breakdown recovery (and more). We would also like to implement a custom "Start/Stop" system, acting as a type of AFK mechanic. So if your vehicle is left unattended or idling for more than 15 seconds, the engine will cut off and then will automatically resume when the accelerator is pressed. This will save fuel and add immersion. Here is the PDA that we plan on using for our drivers when they are delivering goods. Our warehouse will be modern, in a vast and easily accessible area to meet all of our storage and operational needs. Exterior: Interior: This is our high detailed warehouse plan, it was made with full efficiency and productivity in mind. We took numerous hours to plan and assemble the blueprint. See numbered legend for specific details on each room. The office building will be the back-bone of our company, so we want to make sure it's comfortable and stylish for our employees. Exterior: Interior: Here at Velocity Logistics, security is of the up-most importance. So it is vital to us that we keep our customers belongings and logistics safe. To ensure this all employees will have a ID card for access to our warehouses and offices. The plan I have envisioned for Velocity Logistics is a consistent and efficient security procedure which will allow for smooth operations in any situation. Now I know that data protection is a very worry-some topic among businesses, so here at Velocity Logistics, all of our data centers will be kept securely in an isolated room with 24/7 surveillance and if that isn't enough, all electrical devices will have anti intrusion software which changes it's algorithms to match whatever type of cyber attack is happening. As stated above, all the employees will be given a special key card, with higher authority allows access to more places. Our warehouses will be fitted with hidden CCTV with facial recognition. As for our delivery vehicles, they will have GPS tracking integrated inside, as well as alarms. - Jin, Security Director Our uniform will be sleek, modern and comfortable. In addition it will be practical for all our staff. Below are the official partners of Velocity Logistics. Click on each image for more information. (Owner: @MichaelPayne) Skull & Bones is subsidiary of Velocity Logistics and specializes in signing talent and releasing music. (Owner: @Saavedro) Grimson Law Firm is our partnered law firm and specializes in a plethora of legal matters. (Owner: @Kyleson) We have partnered with Kylson's Fruit Imports to take care of all their logistical needs. (Owner: @Blue_Foot) APA is our partnered promotions agency and will be dealing with a lot of our marketing and advertising needs. (Owner: @JackC) Supreme is one of our newest partners and we will be taking care of all their logistical needs. (Owner: @BreadlyHovis) We have partnered with Nova to take care of their logistical needs which includes things like alcohol, food and much more. (Owner: @Levi_King) We have partnered with LK Motorsports as their Tier 1 main sponsor. We will also take care of the teams logistics which will include things like transporting cars, pit equipment etc. (Owner: @ZachLaVine) We have partnered with Supercar Saturday on a life-time sponsorship deal. This includes investments, advertisements, and logistical services. If you wish to become part of the Velocity Logistics team, please fill out a short application form below and we will get back to you. Please note that applicants must have have a microphone and may be asked to join our discord server. Please note that higher positions (Directors etc.) will require a more experience and a more in-depth interview. Roles with available positions are marked * Available Positions CEO ➤ @HarryM & @MichaelPayne * Logistics Director ➤ AVAILABLE Logistics Management ➤ @Rhys1101 Financial Director ➤ @FrankLucas * Marketing Director ➤ AVAILABLE Legal Representation ➤ @Saavedro (Grimson Law Firm LLC.) Security Director ➤ @Jin * Personal Driver Operations Manager ➤ AVAILABLE Human Resources Manager ➤ @iLife Business Development Manager ➤ @nikichuu Head of Maintenance ➤ @Vincent_Luciano Secretary ➤ @JohnCrawford Warehouse Manager ➤ @Cstove * Business Development Team ➤ AVAILABLE; (Limited: 0/2) * Human Resources Team ➤ AVAILABLE; @PopStar (Limited: 1/3) * Warehouse Operator ➤ AVAILABLE * Personal Driver ➤ AVAILABLE; (Limited: 0/5) * Vehicle Mechanic/Technician ➤ AVAILABLE * Customer Service Assistant ➤ AVAILABLE * Driver ➤ Unlimited (Not Listed) Velocity Logistics Application Form Our Discord server has now been opened to the public. Anyone is welcome to join, if you have any questions to ask, want to apply, pre-order any services or anything else you can do so by asking a member of staff in our Discord. We hope to see you around. (Click to join our Discord) Thank you for reading. http://velocitylogisticsbeta.altervista.org/ - Velocity Logistics
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    I'd basically like to suggest a map area that will be an Academy like with spaces for lectures, etc and also have dorms to live in that area, that way the students attending to the academy could optionally live in the academy
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    1. yes okey, except that is a estimated time frame and not a release date. 2. No, no estimate came for late 2017..... That was the fans. 3. Yes, it got delayed due to development issues. 4. Look at the task tracker, it is really close with 3 more major things "In Progress"
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    0:23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-kK5Du_XJU About us and Long-Term Goals Black Diamond Enterprises was founded in Nashville, Tennessee and expanded upon in Ash Hill on a later date by two men which their real names are Unknown or Classified. Matthew S. Demonestra and Jose K. Rodriguez moved to the island off the Carolinas to start a new life and form the large Black Diamond Enterprises. Black Diamond is a Corporate Business you'd see anywhere nowadays... AT&T, Wells Fargo, Apple, Razer... etcetera, with alot of elements of a Mafia and Cartel. Inspirations come from Ghost Recon: Wildlands with the Santa Blanca rank structure and order and Grand Theft Auto: Online's business aspects with high rise offices and businesses. Our goals at Black Diamond Enterprises is most importantly to make as most cash to the leaders and employees as possible and become one of the biggest on the map, we strive for solid and well rounded leadership, loyal and willing Employees. Cash made will go to everyone in high up positions, Employees will get large payouts too cause without them what would be BDE? Rank Structure CEO of Black Diamond ---Sicarios--- COO of Black Diamond Head of Production | Head of Smuggling | Head of Security | Head of Influence | Head of Logistics | Head of Operations Underboss Employee Associate Interviewee Activities Drug Production, Weapon Manufacturing, Illegal Trafficking, Burglary, Illegal Gambling, Hijacking, Racketeering, Alcohol Bootlegging, Loansharking, Coercion, Extortion, Money Laundering, Cyber Crime, Bribery, Numbers Game, Chop Shop, Street Racing, Organized Retail Crime, Forgery. If it makes money, we do it. Applying to Black Diamond Requirments --- - Must be 16+ y/o - Must have a mic - Need to have Discord - Must be Mature and Active https://discord.gg/RNWY8j5 Join the Discord through this link and PM me with the following information(Use this format) Why do you wanna join BDE?: What sector are you most interested in?(Production, Operations, etc.): Name: Age: How active can you be?: Do you understand the Rank Structure and Rules and will abid by them?: WIP
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    I have forwarded your info to the recruitment team, they should be in contact with you soon. Thanks for the kind words! Michael CEO
  11. 1 point
    It would be a decent idea for individuals to increase the quality of their narcotic substance based on their in-game level in either alchemy or chemistry.
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    I just sent in my application form for a driver position. I was introduced to your firm by one of your current employees. The amount of work you have put into this company is staggering and amazing. I wish you all the best and look forward to working with you soon.
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    1. No vehicles until Module 3 2. You will be able to use the apartment with that package. 3. Police won't be really coming until the Beta and full release which are after the modules. 4. The second module is the s.w.a.t. module and is where it will be competitive play between cops and criminals (Team game-mode sort of scenarios)
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    Hi! In advance, this should not be hate speech. When the Town Square gameplay was announced, most people were very happy about it but when it was presented most of them were not happy at all, yes I understand that most of it was not perfect but you just have to be happy with what you see, that's me also noticed the gameplay trailer with the drug production and I do not want to understand somehow why people just always have to chop on it this and that is wrong. Guys it's a fucking alpha since you're just happy with what you see and you're done, give your critique and that's it. As I said it should not be hate speech and also people who feel addressed it is not meant to be bad but I just wanted to write something about it. (And sorry for the bad english was written with google translator: D) ~ BukkitYT
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    Planning on something like the cop you're working with when u play as Conner in Detroit become human. So basically a half drunk alcoholic cop ;D
  18. 1 point
    You are right, that is why it is best to have a hybrid government. One that uses different forms of government with oversight. Anything in a pure form usually would not work.
  19. 1 point
    Servers that have a communist governor will have no players whatsoever.
  20. 1 point
    Brainwashing songs? Have I found someone who knows the truth?
  21. 1 point
    Beach_Ball isn’t a dev, he wouldn’t know what to say.
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    The reason they're not doing that is because, as Paratus said himself, that if they had included body shape/type (buff,skinny,fat etc.) they would of taken forever to create a single piece of clothing since that piece of clothing will have to be adjusted for each body type. Regarding your questions, A: I'm not sure if it's confirmed but I did hear that they will include those kind of buffs when going to the gym and B: no, and the reason is the one I stated above. Hope I helped
  23. 1 point
    Get over it, thats all you get when a game of this magnitude isn't finished yet. Quit being a baby and wait.
  24. 1 point
    Why are people so understanding??? OMG, No you did NOT forget...HOW DARE YOU forget...It's inhuman...I backed a developer on a small team and they NEVER forgot to update their anything, EVER! Btw that was all sarcasm...You guys keep it up, don't mind the cry babies, they need to cry about something to feel important. Most of us understand and are rooting for you guys. Less time wasted fending off attacks on the forum's might make this process easier...People do realize that there isn't a deadline, other than the ones they set for themselves? Why would anyone think that we can be any more hard on them than they are already on themselves when something don't goes right. I know I've been there, and I notice gamer's don't show much empathy these days...in fact unless it's them who are in trouble, and want your understanding for what they are going thru, that concept often doesn't go both ways.
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    Hey fellow Law Enforcers With this topic I'd like to inform and assist you in understanding and creating a police department. It's important that departments are organised and have a structure to ensure officers are appointed to tasks and supervisors ensure tasks are completed. While rank structure is an important part of your department, it's also important to have a good divisional structure. Hopefully at the end of the text you're a bit wiser on how a police department works. We'll start of with Police Ranks. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hierarchy Staff Officers Chief Of Police - In charge of the department and handles public relations with other departments aswell as controls internal procedures and protocolsDeputy Assistant Chief Of Police - In charge of the department when the Chief of Police is on absence Deputy Chief of Police - In charge of a large part of the department, known as an Office. Example: Office of Operations or Office of Counter Terrorism Command Officers Commander - In charge of a training within the department. Example: Sergeant In Training or Detective In Training Captain - In charge of a precinct or leads all patrols within a certain area and acts as a supervisor to supervisors. Lieutenant - In charge of a larger division and serves as city wide/ patrol wide supervisor. Supervisor Sergeant - In charge of smaller divisions or head of certain aspects within divisions. Alse the first contact point for basic officers Senior Lead Officer - A non commissioned officer who is in training to become either a supervisor or detective.. Investigator Detective In Charge - In charge of a investigation division and will handle day to day requests from lower ranked Detectives. Also in charge of casefiles. Detective - Basic detective who investigates crimes after they happened and observes organised crimes Senior Lead Officer - A non commissioned officer who is in training to become either a supervisor or detective. Non Commissioned Officers Police Officer III - Patrol officer who teaches the new officers the way around the department. Police Officer II - Basic Patrol officer who makes up most of the department. Police Officer I - Newly inducted Police Officers who are in their probationary stage and learn the way of the department. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hierarcy With the previous mentioned hierarcy the base of your department should be filled. However it is always possible to adjust the ranks towards the need of your department. For example you can create a Senior Sergeant who would be a basic sergeant, but in training to become a Lieutenant. Another example is a Lieutenant I and Lieutenant II. Where the I would ensure larger divisions are kept under control the Lieutenant II would handle a precinct or multiple patrols. Ranks also work hand in had with your organisation. For example if you have 7 divisions it might be wise to have 7 lieutenants or a few lieutenants of the bigger divisions and sergeants of the smaller divisions. It's important to know your department, because some divisions will require more intense handeling than others. Warrants and searches require more knowledge of the penal code and law than a traffic division. For that reason it's better to have a Lieutenant handle the Investigation divisions and a Sergeant the Traffic Division. The higher the rank the more legal and situational knowledge a person must have. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Organization Chart _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Organization Know your department and its needs! It's very important to ensure your department has a wide arrangement of divisions people can join so their day to day tasks are never the same and never boring. A good structure is most needed in the department and every part of it has a person controlling it. Divisions by Sergeants, Large divisions by Lieutenants, Precincts by Captains, Offices by Deputy Chiefs and at the top the Chief of Police. The way a good structure works if that a basic officer will not have to complain to the Chief of Police. If he has a problem he should go to his appointed sergeant. If he can not solve it, the sergeant goes to his superior and so on. Because there are limited amounts of divisions in an Office there will be a good overview of them all. It's important that the division leader reports to the Office leader and the Office leader to the Chief of Police. Ensure to give your Deputy Chief of Police enough power to change his Office by only having to inform the Chief of Police with the changes. This way there is more control and better support for every division and they will know who too contact when there is a problem. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ GENERAL NOTICE: If you have comments or have questions about a certain aspect within the police department, you can always ask it here. I'll try to give a good answer to every question asked. Obviously if your question is important, it will also be added in the topic along with the explanation. If you have certain subjects to add aswell you can always PM me and it will be added into the topic along with credits too your name. This topic is aimed to give a detailed guide on how to make or understand a police department and hopefully the community works with eachother to give tips to other servers. Sorry for possible writing errors
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    To out smart a criminal in his super car. 1. communication between different officers around to set up a perimeter of road blocks, so that he can turn around but can't get away from the area. 2. Even if you chase him constantly and keep on his tail, he will have to refuel his "Super Car" and so you can just get other officers to meet you at different points or take over the pursuit and refuel and then go back etc. You have many ways to out smart a criminal in his "Super Car" but it is you who have to think of it before he realises you have already sort out help or got more Officers setting up road blocks and check points.
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    Military groups will not be a big thing in the game nor will they be a thing at all. You have to remember this won't be Altis Life or Taki. If your looking to join a gang go to initiation and find a gang you like and join. That's as close your gonna get to a PMG/PMC
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    That sucks, sorry to hear it.
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    You have plenty of time, You can build 100 by the time Town square releases.
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    Building a pc isn't necessarily expensive though, what's your budget at the moment because I could help.
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    I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
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    I hope there will put this realistic structure ingame,because I don´t like only 4 ranks or something like that.^^ I would like to see your imagination ingame
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    Communism/Socialism consists of more democratic characteristics than capitalism. In fact, Capitalism contradicts democratic values since the capitalistic system serves the interests of the "individual" while a democracy serves the interests of the "majority", which conflicts with one another when both systems interconnect. I.E. Lobbying.