The civilian side, It's great, it has lawyers, priests, taxi drivers, truckers and so on
The problem? As of today I don't think anyone would agree to say it is alive. But don't take my words for granted, let's just see what a typical saes player had to say when asked how he thought the civilian side was going.
Still not convinced? Let's take a look at the current players, right now.
To ease things up we will include both criminals, official gangs, official squads and police into 2 same groups.
At exactly 5:39pm server time on the 18th April there were:
and 5 civilians
While the criminal side is without a doubt the most active "group" of players on the server, the civilian is barely active at all, not even accounting for 10% of the criminal total players.
I do believe everyone would agree with me that it would be awesome if we could find a way to increase the civilian side activity while also impacting both criminals and cops
Adding more jobs in the civilians would require scripting and programming skills, skills that I unfortunately do not possess.
The solution? A solution that doesn't require any script or programming I wouldn't be able to do anyway.
1 - Increase the fuel consumption of every vehicles ( vehicles with low tank may be given bigger fuel tanks )
2 - Increase the pay of fuel truckers
3 - Increase the price of fuel
Refueling is already part of the server "life", however , I believe that in order to bring a little more "life" to the server and to the civilian side that these changes are necessary
Increasing the fuel consumption of vehicles would force players to both be more careful of their fuel consumption and force them to refuel more often, that would mean gas stations getting empty faster, forcing players to refuel the stations, giving more life to the civilian side while also impacting police and criminal life, who'd need to use gas stations more often.
A civilian refueling his car at the gas pump. A rare sight nowadays
I do understand some of you may oppose the suggestion, however this would be a great opportunity to change all 3 criminal, cop and civilian side gameplay. Let me know what you think.