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Off Topic / Fund Raiser for Old's Friend's Tragedy
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:53:24 pm »
The first time I ever did this here, it was for a friend of mine that wanted to win a competition donating to his charity. Idk if I updated that but he did win and I thank you all who supported me back then and even am grateful of the hearts that exist in our lil community  :D. Truly amazing how far things can go when good hearts unite to help one another.

This one is a more serious matter however than votes, and I kindly ask for everyone's help once more.

Back Story:

Now on December 22nd, tragedy struck a childhood friend of mine. Her name is Jessica Gountlette, facebook profile here:

Idk the exact specifics on how everything occurred but unfortunately by some means, her childhood home was to burnt to the ground while she was away. The damage of the ordeal is on her profile but in the event she blocked it from strangers, this is the reality:

Her grandmother that took care of her all her life (AFAIK father non-existent, mother was working in England) was unfortunately killed in this freak accident. She was trapped inside the burning house and you can imagine the rest...Wasn't a very Merry Christmas in 2017 at all..

I signed on to Facebook today to see that she started a fund raiser here:

However much you can, however little you can, any help is appreciated. If you're unable to donate anything, I'm asking please that you share this around. Plenty of thanks to everyone that helped me before and are willing to help me again.

And as I said the last time for the troublemakers among the community, at least take this life lesson from all of this -don't underestimate how you treat people, because the very people you put down today, might be the very person you need help from tomorrow. Whether for the better of me or not, take my initiative and the community's response as the example scenario. Live truly clean with one another.

God bless you all

VC:MP General / Revamping Racing in VC:MP
« on: January 04, 2018, 11:24:42 pm »
I think I made a comment about it months ago in someone's topic but I want this to be a topic of its own to check something with the community.

Now I'm an avid racer, particularly arcade style of Midnight Club or Burnout and old school Need for Speed more so than motorsport style of Forza and Gran Turismo, but I've come to appreciate the dynamic blend of arcade style motorsport racing brought forth by the GTA 5 massive racing community.

In all my 9 years of being on VC:MP, one of the most disappointing realities for me was the lack of a good racing server. The few racing servers that made a respectable effort have more or less been lacking for someone like me.
Part of it was the limitations of VC:MP back in 0.3 days stifling creativity (Vice City's map isn't really built well for racing, no custom objects/vehicles/text back then I think). Another part of it being getting scripters and modelers investing in this kind of project. Another part is having a director who knows his racing genre well to lead the scripting team to make a racing server that's fun, special, memorable with useful GUI elements, not just a boring "pass the checkpoint before the other guy to win" experience.

Well, nowadays I have the skill set to fulfill the modeling role, make a brand new city tailored for the open city racing life (hell of an effort though), make brand new vehicles with some actual variability in their handling to make things interesting and direct the scripting to make sure everything is good....but I need scripters willing.

The argument posed to me by scripters was that no one cares for racing games among the community. So this is me checking to see if that's really true. How many of you think it would be awesome to have a nice racing server came along that changes up the dynamic of VC:MP a bit? Have some vehicle and motorcycle skills for a change. No shade on Miami Dade devs but I think it left a bad taste in everyone's mouth for racing in VC:MP, granted AFAIK it brought the same 0.3 server with all of 0.3 limitations to 0.4.....wasn't going to come out very good.

Rate this post and give me your thoughts

Gangs and Registration / The Free Conglomerate
« on: December 10, 2017, 10:58:40 pm »

The Free Conglomerate

The Free Conglomerate is a free for all group, not moderated by any group leader, courtesy of the VW staff.

This is a default group for those that want to participate in Vice War 7 but got rejected by managed groups. We may also consider anyone that wish not to join a managed group. Apply here by writing your in-game nick and the VW team will accommodate.

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REMINDER: All groups are still under thorough inspection for known hackers. Therefore, this group is not a scapegoat for players that got rejected from managed groups due to claimed hacking propensities.


General Discussions / Flag Design Service
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:19:37 pm »
As we welcome the new change for multiple groups competing against each other in this year's edition of Vice War, we wish to not have anyone feel discouraged to start their own group, wondering how they will meet the requirement for a flag design.

As such, I'm offering a flag design service for anyone interested in starting their own group but are incapable of creating a flag design for the event.


Flag Body                         -    $1.99
Emblem/Logo for Flag    -    $3.99
Full Flag Design               -    $4.99

How To Apply?

Simply message me, GangstaRas, personally by clicking here with the subject title "VW7 Flag Design" so I know its about this service. In your message, detail to me which of the services you require and what you would want as your ideal design.

Please note however that your designs are still regulated under the design guidelines outlined here.

Submissions end 3 days before the event.

What happens next?

When your design is complete, you will receive a message from me showcasing your finished design. You will then be required to make your payment based on the service you applied for. This payment will be done to my PayPal account also linked in the body of my showcasing message to you.

For persons that already have PayPal accounts, you will simply send your payment to my account.

For persons that don't have a PayPal account, you are required to send me your email address so that I can send a payment request to you. Once delivered, simply follow the instructions in the email to make your payment via a debit or credit card.


Since I'm the one in charge of approving of all flag designs, designs done through this method are automatically approved once payment have been received. If payment is not received, I will not approve the design, nor can you modify and tailor it to promote it as original work. These will be declined as well.

Designed Flags:

Completed Matches / Group N: [VU]GangstaRas vs [OSK]D.I.S.
« on: July 13, 2017, 12:27:33 am »
Nickname: [VU]GangstaRas
Opponent's nickname: [OSK]D.I.S.
Proposed fighting date: anytime
Proposed fighting time: anytime between 14 GMT to 21 GMT
Comments (if any): message me here, call WiLsOn on IRC for me or find me ingame (most likely CTF server) to reach me

Completed Matches / Group N - [VU]GangstaRas vs MK.Dave
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:27:42 pm »
Nickname: [VU]GangstaRas
Opponent's nickname: MK.Dave
Proposed fighting date: anytime today or weekdays
Proposed fighting time: 17:00 GMT to 5:00 GMT, I might come on earlier from time to time at 11:00 GMT
Comments (if any): message me here or IRC or call an active VU on IRC like WiLsOn if you don't see me there, they'll pass on the message to me

Fighter Applications / Application [VU]GangstaRas
« on: June 02, 2017, 04:56:33 pm »
Nickname: [VU]GangstaRas
Average Ping in LW: 150
Location: Jamaica
Timezone (GMT +/-): -5

General Chat / I have returned
« on: July 16, 2016, 01:39:10 am »
Well 5 weeks is finally up, but honestly it doesn't feel like 5 weeks, feels more like 3 but I'm back on the block guys  ;D. Someone fill me in on all the VCMP headaches like what's been happening in the clan, where the hell is EAD website, what happened to 2 v 2, you know the works

Oh and for those wondering about the bodybuilding goal from the warehouse work, I found out that if you build muscle there, it's actually because you're stupid in your approach to work. So some manual labour is done but it's really all about working smart and not hard. Be that as it may I gained 10 - 12 lbs there, whole lot of hamstrings, lower back and moderate shoulder action going on. I thank them : :D

Away Board / Summer Job
« on: June 18, 2016, 11:47:50 am »
Reason: Heh, from I've made a topic like this you know it's a special kind of inactive  ;D. Well I got a new summer job at a warehouse. Pretty taxing on the body but I like it because it's helping a bodybuilding goal I wanted to start this summer. I live pretty far from the warehouse however so going to and from work requires me to sleep as I get home and wake at like 4 am to arrive early so throughout the weekdays, there's no hope of seeing me anywhere. I'll be around on the weekends though, mostly Saturdays if I'm not going out and maybe some Sundays

Date from: already started from Monday, June 13

Date until: July 15

VC:MP General / VC:MP Vines
« on: May 19, 2016, 12:13:26 am »
Let's start a "Vine" trend in VC:MP. Post your best and funniest highlights from your captured footages, whether its epic wins, WTF moments, close calls or epic fails! I'll take them all but on the following conditions:

  • No videos, must be GIF images
  • GIF is has to be a 4 second loop; do anything you can to get the message across in 4 seconds
  • No oversized pictures, use "width=<insert number>" inside the img BBCode (without the <>) to keep it small enough
  • Use a phrase/come up with a title that best describes what's going on in your pic. Remember I said phrase, no long descriptions and keep it clever

Like This:

Shot Blocked

Team Epidemic

"Friendly Fire"

Package Pickup

Sleeping with the Fishes

No Land Zone

We look forward to see what crazy stuff happens on your screen  :). Give us a good laugh/wow moment

Suggestions / Improving Future Vice Wars
« on: December 30, 2015, 05:57:52 pm »
Congratulations everyone who were involved in the making of this Vice War  O0

  • Advertisers, Graphic Designers & Admissions Crew - look at the stats, you did a damn fine job making a banner, advertising the event and registering everyone. Out of everyone that registered (both Red & Blue; 159 players), 71.7% (114) of them returned to play throughout the 24 hour period. Be damn proud of yourselves  :)

  • Developers - look at the graph, I know there is no scale of hours but I can attest that the fall-off point of players was somewhere in the 17 hour period. Outside the remaining 5 hours, the server never fell below 25 people playing, peaking at 47 players at a given moment if I remember correctly. We developed a fine game mode indeed to keep such an interest. Be proud of yourselves too  :)

However there were some challenges that arose that I think needs attention for improvement. Best to get some ideas while our mind is still fresh on this Vice War that occured 4 days ago. Those challenges are:
  • Incentives
  • Automated Kicks

Now for the incentives, my belief is that players should have been getting paid for capturing bases or driving their securicar home as well as earn points for their team. Maybe I'm just getting rusty but this Vice War was particularly challenging for me to cope with. Of all the Vice Wars I've ever played, this one felt the most limiting in what I could attain to defeat my enemies. aXXo I believe had to come along and gave everyone playing $1000 prior to the server restart at 12 hours. Even if you had a sense of teamwork, if you're doing the damage and someone else is doing the finishes, you find yourself absolutely struggling to attain what you want cuz at the end of the day everyone is selfish with their earned money.

So I'm thinking to both up the competition and to keep players from giving up, we should move to the widespread system of earning cash & points together. So take the Control Centre for example, instead of just earning just 2 points per 2 minutes you can also earn 2 points per 2 minutes and everyone of the team gets $20 every 2 minutes too. Fuel Station? Doubles everything so now 4 points and $40 per 2 minutes, that kinda idea in the next Vice War.

For the automated kicks, aXXo had to remove the scripts in order to keep the server from becoming unstable. But as a result it caused people to question the dignity of the event as admins had to manually kick persons with high ping and/or low fps. At first, admins, including myself, were kicking players once we experienced them in battle. You aren't fighting your teammates, so you can already imagine how this played out as being biased. To mend the issue, some admins had to stop playing and just dedicate their minutes into kicking everyone that had issues. But the feel of biased kicking still persisted with the frame rate kicks as you had to be fighting/seeing the player to know that something is wrong, and many times when the reports go out for someone having low fps, when we check them, their fps had now risen above 20 fps, as such we can't kick them. Loads of further problems and turmoil not mentioned here has been caused and yeah  :-\ we have to do something about it, it can't persist in the next iteration, it's the root of a lot of issues currently. I'm no big scripter but we have a year to optimize something that can hold up in a high player count

Post any thoughts, suggestions and comments. This will be the template for the next Vice War

Current Official Changes To Be Made:

  • Kills - cash only; Bases - cash & points

  • Up to 60 FPS; 30 FPS minimum

Possible Additions:

  • Pizza boys & Skimmers

  • Displaying Points as apart of HUD

  • Allowing you to keep premium weapons after you die, timeout or leave (gone only when ammo runs out)

Admin Applications / Application - [VU]GangstaRas
« on: December 14, 2015, 07:22:16 pm »
Nickname: [VU]GangstaRas
Country/Timezone: GMT -5
Past administrative experience: VCDC staff, XE moderator

Off Topic / Please Vote for this Charity
« on: August 12, 2015, 05:47:46 am »
There has probably never been a topic like this one in the history of this clan but I request your help from the broad community my friends, my fellow clan members, and VC:MP players.

In Jamaica currently, there's a competition called "Story of Excellence" where the president, CEO, leaders etc. write a short summary of how over the course of a charity's/community organization's life have impacted the lives of others in a positive manner.

Such are the stories is from my friends named Jordan Bennett. He is the founder of the "Feeding of the 5000" Outreach Foundation. He made his charity at age 17 back in 2012 and his goal was feed 5000 people. Over the 3 years he has passed that goal and has fed at least 6000 Jamaicans across the island. His highly noble efforts at such an age has made him iconable figure and he has been awarded the Prime Ministers Youth Award in the category of Youth in Service as well as other awards.

If you ask me, personally I don't like the idea of having to win a sponsor but such is the way of this world where no matter how noble, how selfless and caring you are, money determines your actions & impact in some way but I digress. I ask that all of you who have Facebook accounts, take the time to vote for his story so that he has a chance of winning the monetary funds he needs to keep up the charity; share and spread the word if you wish. Your help is greatly appreciated.

I have one final word though regarding this and this is especially for the younger folks in the community currently. I've been here for a lot of years and the one thing I can assure you as a life lesson is that that old saying of what goes around comes around, you reap what you sow? Be kind and virtuous to everyone you meet because you never know when or how you're going to need their help. Even if you don't receive any help, be humble & never stop because good does come back if you hold the faith.

I thank you.

Nickname: [VU]GangstaRas
Opponent's nickname: [SS]Danniel
Proposed fighting date: 12th July -> 31 July
Proposed fighting time: 12 pm to 12 am GMT-5
Comments (if any):

Fighter Applications (CLOSED) / Application - [VU]GangstaRas
« on: July 08, 2015, 03:26:49 am »
Nickname: [VU]GangstaRas
Average Ping in LW: 160-180
Location: Jamaica
Timezone (GMT +/-): GMT -5

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