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Announcement PRTA Winter Community Update - November 2017

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    Winter Community Update

    Dear Community,

    Firstly, we are delighted with the positive feedback to the changes made since the Summer Update. Even as the wider PR community continues to change and face greater challenges, PRTA remains dedicates to its mission and vision.

    The introduction of our Discord server, the variety of changes made to our 'Modern Conflict' server and the ongoing success of our One-Life events have all been positive reminders of the role our community has to play in bringing the best out of the Project Reality mod, and we would like to thank everybody involved for their support and enthusiasm.

    It has also been reassuring to see previously 'blacklisted' players return to our servers without any problems, and we look forward to maintaining good relations with the wider community and taking advantage of the opportunities that come with that.


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    New Ruleset

    We are excited to announce the introduction of a new ruleset for our 'Modern Conflict' server. After a lengthy consultation period with the community and with our administration team, we have produced a streamlined ruleset with the aim of allowing greater flexibility for players and less confusion for everybody.

    The new ruleset is accompanied by a revised Admin Handbook and re-training of our administration team, intended to improve the experience of all on our server.

    Major rule changes:

    • RECON squads are permitted.
    • ARMOR and TANK are accepted as squad names for asset-claiming.
    • ARMOUR/ARMOR/TANK no longer claim IFVs.
    • APC and MECH INF can both claim IFVs.
    • Whichever of APC and MECH INF is made first gets first pick of the APC/IFV they want to use.
    • Camping FOBs is no longer forbidden.
    • Using TRANS as CAS is permitted - but transport duties must take priority.
    • Rules regarding Camping Main Bases/DoD have been reworded, based on the common versions found in other communities.
    • Rules regarding CAS activity have been reworded, based on the common versions found in other communities.
    The new ruleset will be trialled for 3 months, with a dedicated feedback thread being made where players can respond to the changes. After 3 months, it will be revised and updated.

    Please take the time to read through the new ruleset found here. It is in force as of t
    oday.


    Forum Re-structuring

    We have begun the process of restructuring our forums, with the aim of making them more user friendly. This has started in the back end where general users wont see any improvement; however it means that our several support teams such as management, administration, moderation and testing (just to name a few) are able to operate at a much more effective level of operations.

    Once the forum itself has been structured into a way that is friendlier for you we will be looking at the website itself and improving our homepage and everything else that might bring you to the website in the first place.


    Events

    Our One Life Events are still ongoing, Arnoldio is working hard to make these a reality once a month. He is constantly implementing new renditions to the game that makes our onelife events just that little bit more interesting. For example we tested having everyone on the same mumble channel at once (regardless of teams), we decided it wasn't best for gameplay and reverted it.

    Our next event will be testing out the new stamina system that Arnoldio has come up with. Find the link to our next event and read more information about it here.

    Unfortunately the Manhunt Event planned for next weekend had to be postponed because of overlapping PRTA and PRT events. We are trying to fit it in as soon as possible.

    Weekly Hardcore Teamwork Nights are coming back after a while as well. You will hear more details soon...

    Discord and Teamspeak

    We are pleased to announce that the trial of our Discord Server (http://discord.prta.co) has completed, and we have decided that we would like to keep both Teamspeak and Discord. We aimed for Discord to completely replace Teamspeak and Slack, however the results and opinions of those that use our services daily were clear that Teamspeak is a necessity within the Project Reality community. We understood this and have tried to come to a happy medium with the use of Discord and Teamspeak at the same time.

    We now will be using Discord as our "day to day" communication about anything you'd like, using TEXT. However we are providing voice channels for those that prefer Discord. We will be providing admin services via our Discord server as this is the easiest for admins to reach in terms of day to day accessibility.


    Teamspeak will be mainly used for "moment to moment" communication. Basically meaning when you're playing you can use this. We have chosen to only allow PRTA members and friends of PRTA members to use our Teamspeak, this doesn't mean that you cannot use our teamspeak, as always you can join the teamspeak @ ts.prta.co.

    We hope that this has cleared up the confusion that may have surrounded us re-opening the Teamspeak for use by most people. GHOST_-DK- is managing the upkeep of Teamspeak and will be the individual to go to if you find yourself running into any issues on there.


    Donations

    PRTA is a volunteer service and all of what you see here is free; our administrators are unpaid and the management also. In order to thrive we are kindly asking your hand in helping shape our beloved community. You may not have the time or patience to contribute in other capacities but making even a small contribution goes a long way to help pay the bills to keep our services up and running at 24/7 with minimal downtime.

    Funding is always an ongoing struggle wherever we go. Sometimes we find it hard to pay our own bills as well as fund this very expensive hobby. We are looking at ways to bring costs down significantly, but in order to continue operating our servers, great events, forum and Teamspeak we need your support and assistance, so please donate today - every little helps.


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    We would like to thank the gratuity of all those listed below, who have donated since August 17th. If it wasn't for these people the bills might not have been paid and we might not have been here right now.
    Thank you all, you have made running PRTA a reality.

    Staff Recruitment

    We are always looking for bright, like-minded individuals to join our ever-growing staff team. We have roles that any individual can fill. Such as becoming a server administrator or a moderator. If you have a creative side you could always look towards our media team or mapping team. You can view all the possibilities here.

    7th birthday

    The Project Reality Teamwork Alliance, also known as PRTA, was founded on 5th of October 2010. It was created to give a number of smaller clans and communities a concept to rally up behind, a platform to organize events that they would otherwise be unable to do, and to improve the general level of teamwork in Project Reality.

    Throughout its history the PRTA community has organized several tournaments, countless events, hosted extremely popular public servers for Project Reality and have begun to host servers in additional games. An active, just lately deployed Discord server and forums have also helped to bring a lot of people together and made us a very friendly community. During all of this we have grown from a small group of around 15 people into a community with several hundred members today, running some of the most popular Project Reality servers and events.

    We have had good time and unforgettable moments with you all and we hope to see you around at least the next seven years here as well. We appreciate you all - whether you just enjoy playing on our servers or contribute in running, building and developing the community.


    Thank you all for making this happen!


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    it's been a hell of a ride, will always be, PRTA rock's! in addition to the manhunt events, I am in-charge and the orginiser of it with the help of Arnoldio and don't worry we are going to have our manhunt event this month and it's going to be an awesome climbing roller coaster!
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    the rule changes are indeed welcome
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    Nice one Chavvy :thumbsup:
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    I like it! good job everybody! :smile:
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    Why you not allowing mumble in One Life !? I didn't even get a chance to use it and troll ragers and confuse cowards:drowning:
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