A valid way to look at the mechanics.I think a better solution would be to have a terminal solely for Reporting Crimes on Earth and all the TU controlled teritories filled with scroll down options like
Type of Crime : *Pops out a scroll down list with things like Murder, Theft/Hacking, Stun Ganking etc*
Suspect : *Pretty Obvious, you just type the name of the suspect, maybe have some kind of auto complete feature and not be case sensitive*
Estimated Time of Event : *can provide a drop down list filled with date and time selection like when you set your PC's time*
Location : *A scroll down list of planets then specific places like Underground, Union City or Ruins, Aurora*
Additional Information : *Pretty obvious*
Then the R5+ can select which ones they want to follow through and hands them out as assignments to lower CPC members to follow through. After assigning the report to an officer, they can contact the reportee then proceed to do the investigating.
Now how willl CPC be able to obtain the evidence? My suggestion is having a scanner that can look up the log (Location and Activity) of a player within 10 minutes of a specific time in the past 5 days (Adjustable). So either CPC can ask the suspect nicely for a scan or they have to arrest the suspect then do the scan. If indeed the suspect is guilty than he is arrested and if not the report will be closed. Also reports should have a max time before they dissappear if not accepted so as to not blow the server out of memory from too many datas. It can be simplified further if anyone can provide better ideas. And this suggestion doesnt involve the need for admins and CMs to participate.
You just got bodied by Jade Star of all people man. Give it up.In legacy, LED became a punching bag for majority of the player base as their was no real consequence to the attacker/s. The effect on a new player wore off quickly as they spend hours producing/mining, only for someone who just got out of jail to kill them and take their items. LED could arrest them again, but the PP was next to nothing and they would get out and do it again, and the items were unable to be recovered for the victim.
In FOTD I ran a Police faction Colonial Police Department which held DMC, but this time we were able to confiscate assets eg territories and it became a crime deterent as they lost UC.
@BioXide @Chip Lawrie @Necidious Allow CPC the ability to administer PP and UC fines in accordance to TU government law. The CPC High Command and its officers will provide the due diligence and integrity necessary with these new abilities.
My dude we know you, you will abuse that kind of system. Not to mention every faction has to deal with random gankers why does the CPC only get the ability to fine anyone outside of their faction? And not to mention x2 you want players to go outside of the game on some shady website when reporting a CPC officer and write up some report while you get to fine anyone on the spot? How is that fair?
CPC will most likely be one of the most popular factions in the game, their has to be some downside and your downside is the GTA effect as Arutha coined it. People have to take into consideration that every faction has their positives and negatives when joining.