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    If you want to complain about earning money with Arma Missions. Then take a look at this: https://www.cityliferpg.com/shop/

    We are only interestet in getting enough donations to pay our server bills. What you can see above looks commercial for me (5 $ for a password reset!).
    Tbh i even have no idea if its allowed to run a shop like this or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeTime View Post
    If you want to complain about earning money with Arma Missions. Then take a look at this: https://www.cityliferpg.com/shop/

    We are only interestet in getting enough donations to pay our server bills. What you can see above looks commercial for me (5 $ for a password reset!).
    Tbh i even have no idea if its allowed to run a shop like this or not.
    We have full permission from BIS to do so as we disclose all our accounts with them don't drag City Life into your shit

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    Addons/DLC's do not compare to missions!
    This thread will just get worse, I vote a close.
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  4. #44
    I've got something to make this thread better - we just released completely new RPG mission, written by ourselves and free to everyone, if you were looking for that. http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=130114

    It is in late stages of development, you can already take our work and make your own mission with it.
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  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by SWAT_BigBear View Post
    Addons/DLC's do not compare to missions!
    This thread will just get worse, I vote a close.
    So just move all mission scripts into a addon.pbo (one for the server and one for the client) and everything is fine or what?

    Sorry thats ****!

    @Armatac
    Thats a discussion about not published RPG Scripts. City Life is a RP Mission too and the scripts arent Public aswell. Even some of your Addons are protect with Mission/Serverscripts. The main differenc is that you have placed most scripts in Addon Pbos! And the people here dislikes the idea to earn money with Arma Missions and if you have permission from BIS or not you have a running shop for Addon Cars and Mission Items (Money etc.). So you are part of this discussion too. Same for TCG and all other RP Communities who are using functions to protect their work.

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeTime View Post
    If you want to complain about earning money with Arma Missions. Then take a look at this: https://www.cityliferpg.com/shop/

    We are only interestet in getting enough donations to pay our server bills. What you can see above looks commercial for me (5 $ for a password reset!).
    Tbh i even have no idea if its allowed to run a shop like this or not.
    Thanks for your concern about City Life TeaTime but it is not needed or required.

    And the people here dislikes the idea to earn money with Arma Missions
    You mean you are trying to earn money? Got caught and trying to bring people down with you?

    You can play City Life all day every day 24/7 without paying a penny. If you donate to our server cost we thank you by giving you a better car to drive in? There is no profit there, each and every penny is put into software and hosting costs, even money from our own pockets, it's not cheap running a Gigabyte connection server i7 with SSD drives. So if you like our server and are getting fun, then why not donate? Myself and ArMaTeC do every month as do our community members.

    If you wanted that car without donating, then an equivalent is available in game already but you need driving skill to get one, or you have to build it at the market.

    Regards
    Last edited by i3luevein; Jan 21 2012 at 09:55.

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    There was some misinformation about City Life, where people felt they were obliged to buy some sort of points for advantage. I suppose it's for people who are more impatient, but what it really is, was as bluevein stated, an incentive so they can afford to operate month to month.

    It's not necessary, and the advantages are largely affecting rich players, who have sunk their hours into the gameplay, and that's really why people claim it's unfair. City Life posts their donations for the month, so people can see how much they need, and it's not like people constantly donate.

    I don't feel it's out of order to have a need to do it, while most groups would refuse such a notion, investments have been made to ensure solid gameplay, and that is not usually the case for other groups, who buy into budget systems so the founders or hardcore people can just eat the cost, to assure its availability, obviously with occasional hiccups the counter due to the lack of initial investment.

    Most people are not in a situation to offer high availability due to lack of funds, and despite the fact BIS provides us a framework to develop for, it likes to in Scorpio fashion dictate something that is unenforcable. BIS ignores the fact that a good server is hard to come by, and has largely ignored RPGs by its lack of action to provide proper functions that would aid the development for such, if all the strange database-addon projects are an indication of a need, BIS refuses to fulfill.

    Even if games are scripted, does not make the games any less valuable, or cost-intensive as a box-standard one, and thinking that they run on pixie dust should only be left to those who believe in unicorns, or that politicians are inherently of good intent.

    Money-grabbing is not what this is about, it's about balance, and that is what most people are truly concerned about, bar a few people here with their own opinions, which are largely unfounded. RP-Mods and HGS in turn have not been financially competent for years now, and constantly has to plea to the plebs, using threats in an attempt to get the funds, that there will be a shutdown.

    This is counter-productive, and scares away users. Planning ahead is necessary if you want to be successful. You can't depend on the goodness of people alone to survive with all the competition. Either you narrow your costs so you can out of your own heart foot the bill, make reasonable investments in technology and in time to ensure your mission is playable, has little downtime, or you will go the way of the dodo.
    Last edited by sparcdr; Jan 21 2012 at 17:18.

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