Head of Maps
- Jan 31, 2011
Winter Roleplay 2015
Hey there, fellow roleplayers!
Winter is coming. And that means that cold temperatures, snow, ice, long nights and all that are coming too. And just like every year, we're going to roleplay those effects globally - what does that mean? In short, it means that the administrators will announce how the weather conditions look like, and all the online players will have to roleplay accordingly. For example, if we say it's snowing heavily - you won't be able to drive as fast as you normally would. Everything will be announced in-game, so make sure to pay attention to the asays! Except for asays, the current snow level will be also included in the player MOTD, so pay attention to it while logging in.
The amount of snow will be based on the SnowFX modification, which you're all encouraged to install (although it's not a neccessity). There's five levels of snow, from 0 to 4, each of them describing a different amount of snow falling from the sky / lying on the ground (they're described thoroughly below). You will be required to roleplay the snow and the effects accordingly. Like it was said earlier, administrators will make announcements throughout the day with notifications on the current level of snow, using the levels applied in the SnowFX modification. There's also the SnowAndreas mod, which will replace all the textures from the core game to winter textures - basically adding snow everywhere. It is also not mandatory, but we encourage you to use it aswell, as it greatly increases the immersion.
Winter roleplay gives you a large sum of completely new things to roleplay - use this as a chance to develop your character to the best of your ability and roleplay passively with your friends. Here's a couple examples of what opportunities winter RP brings:
- Vehicles getting stuck in snow / on ice
- Wearing warm winter clothing
- Power outages caused by massive snowfalls
- Spilling ash / sand / salt on your driveway to fight ice
- Diesel vehicles refusing to start up in cold temperatures
- Car crashes caused by icy roads
- Plowing the snow
- Giving shelter to the homeless during large snowfalls
- Snowball fights / sledding / singing "do you want to build a snowman?"
The weather announcements will always have a snow level included in them. Here's what the levels mean.
Level 0 - Roads are cleaned, there's either very little snow or no snow at all.
You may go full speed, and you may drive on dirt roads. Off-roading is allowed. You're allowed to fly aircrafts and drive motorcycles.
Level 1 - Roads are pretty clean, but there's snow on the ground, and some snow falling from the sky now and then.
You may go maximum of 100mph and you may drive on dirt roads. Off-roading is allowed when going slow (max 30mph). You're allowed to operate aircraft and drive motorcycles.
Level 2 - Roads are getting snowy, snow plows may head out to clean them. Moderate snowfall.
You may go maximum of 80mph. You may drive on dirt roads. Off-roading is allowed when going really slow (max 15mph). You're allowed to operate aircraft and drive motorcycles.
Level 3 - Roads are quite full of snow, snow plows are required for them to be passable. Lots of snow falling from the sky. Visibillity reduced to approx. 100-150 meters.
You may go maximum of 60mph. You may not drive on dirt roads and off-roading is not allowed, with the exception of 4x4 vehicles capable of heavy offroad. You're not allowed to operate an aircraft and drive motorcycles with the exception of the quad (which you may roleplay as a snowmobile).
Level 4 - Roads are full of snow, impassable without being cleaned by snow plows. Heavy snowfall. Large snowdrifts on the roadsides. Visibillity reduced to approx. 50 meters.
You may go maximum of 30-40mph. You may not drive on dirt roads. Off-roading is not allowed. You're not allowed to operate an aircraft and drive motorcycles with the exception of the quad.
You have to roleplay accordingly to the current snow level. If you don't, a punishment will be handed out.
Snow textures mod & SnowFX
One of our community members, OutWorld, has created a great tutorial for downloading and installing the snow textures mod and SnowFX mod, here's the link to it: https://redcountyrp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=111083&p=1300488#p1300488.
Here are the download links though, for those of you who don't like clicking too much:
SnowAndreas - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3ZTDZ ... view?pli=1
SnowFX - http://www.gtainside.com/download.php?d ... 4&id=16201
Cleo 4 (required for the SnowFX mod) - http://cleo.li/download
Mod Loader (useful for installing the snow textures mod) - viewtopic.php?f=296&t=101778