We are getting closer to releasing a launch date for Alpha! Here's a quick rundown of what is new here at RetroRP.
We are updating the website daily. You may not see changes, but currently we are implementing a staff dashboard in order to start accepting citizen applications! We are 99 percent completed with it, and will probably open up applications by the end of this week. We ask that once applications do open up, that you are patient with the process. It is the holiday season and we have a very limited team at the moment. We will do our best to get to your application as soon as possible!
Our goal for the website is to make it as easy to use as possible. It will contain all the information we need to successfully run the server, and help keep metagaming to a minimum. We are emphasizing hardcore roleplay. And with that, a majority of things that most communities do out of game on teamspeak, we will be doing in-game. By eliminating forums and making the website customized for every user, we feel it will allow the player to immerse themselves more into their characters, and force many to interact and further their characters more organically in game. However, all vital information including server rules and penal codes will be posted here on this website and may be in game as well.
As for the community staff team, at the moment it consists of myself as an owner, and Adam (aka UK Adam , former administrator at No-pixel) as well as Maxi ( former sub-director at A3PL) as my most senior, and currently only, admins. As we grow our community and continue to get closer to Alpha release, we will open up applications/interviews for various staff positions so be on the lookout for that!
Faction lead applications are still open for both EMS and Police Department! If you are interested please message me (Sara) on discord!
Also, all of your ideas and input are always welcome. The RetroRP team is creating a brand new community from scratch, and while there's things we would love to see and put in our world, we also want to include things you were always interested in seeing or experiencing in an ArmA Life community. This project is just as much ours as it is yours. If you have ideas, questions, or comments, please join our discord and either post them in the Suggestions or Questions and Answers section, or message Sara directly. We read and discuss everyone's ideas, so please don't hesitate to voice your thoughts!
As for the development team, they have been hard at work from the inception of RetroRP.
Our modelers have been working on some custom buildings and equipment.
Scripting wise we have been working on the police department, testing/fixing up textures in the server and cleaning up the vehicles and adding more features.
They will be working on the custom medical system shortly, and making EMS a little less boring.
They have been building up the website and fully customizing it to meet the needs of the staff team as well as the server.
They also are beginning to script in some civilian jobs. Some will be familiar, others will be unique!
We want to make sure there's plenty for civilians to do when the server opens.
They also have been working on perfecting the custom launcher. All you would need to do is subscribe to a single workshop collection, and from there you would download and install the launcher. Once the launcher is installed, you would run it, wait for your files to validate, and then from there click launch and it would launch ArmA and right o the Retro homepage. Easy-peasy!