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EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

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About EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

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    1t Caravan
  • Birthday 11/30/1996

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    Most likely sat at my desk....
  • Interests
    Running, planning and contributing towards community based events, whether it be for charity or not.
    Helping the community in my own way through the "International Truckers Network".
  • Virtual Trucking Company
    EHHVTC | EuroHeavyHaulage
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  • EU Garage Location
    United Kingdom: Dover
  • Known languages
    English, French (Bit rusty on the french)

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  1. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Planning Community Events

    ITN's website is still under development as of right now. It will be released as soon as possible. We're just getting rid of the bugs we have found. It shouldn't take too long. The sheet will also be released on completion, we're just finishing the code for the sheets as it works out timings etc. Just to make it easier for the planners.
  2. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Planning Community Events

    Over the next few day's I'll be adding more detail into the two different types of events. ● Charity/ Fundraising ● Non-charitable events. (E.G. Large VTC events, Anniversary Convoys, Festive Convoy's) I'd also like to introduce you to a project called CEN. Community Events Network. CEN is under the wing of ITN, International Truckers Network. I'll tell you what we do, how it benefits events and how it could benefit you as event organisers.
  3. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Planning Community Events

    When planning community events, it's essential to have a good solid plan of what you want to do. Your initial ideas will be the base of the event. For example, ● VTC Anniversary events are VTC orientated, the event is about your VTC. ● Charity based events, well, it's all about the charity and the cause. Do you have a story to tell? How to begin: If it's your first time planning an event, it will come to you in one of two ways. 1. You'll find it easy. 2. You'll really struggle to get the ideas on paper If you find it easy, go all out, make it the best event you can. However, don't get carried away. You should always, always, plan in segments. Planning the event in segments means you can step back, look at what you've planned, asses it, improve or completely re-plan it. It's easy to get carried away. You come up with all these amazing ideas, but, is it practical? Can you actually do it? If you have never been in a convoy, or event, i strongly suggest you attend one of the many community, or VTC events. It will give you a very rough, but good idea how most run events. You can then base yours off what you see,but, please, please, please, Never copy someone else's hard work. Don't copy their event, make it your event. However, asking for help/tips from that person/ VTC.... That's the right way. Google Sheets: Google sheets are a event planners best friend. They're relatively easy to work with, even with minimal experience. These sheets will be where you plan your event. Create a "MasterPlan", this is where you can put the overall, basic view of the event. This is a template made by a collection of successful event founders. (This sheet will be available for "download" in the ITN's, Community Event Network) A clean, functional sheet is what you need. Keep the colours to the "pastel" side. You don't want bright colours all over your sheet. Making a sheet clear and easy to understand will benefit, not only you, but Convoy Control (CC) and Event Volunteers. Depending on the size of the event, will dictate if you need Convoy Control or not. If you're expecting high numbers, it's best to use CC. Truckfest's and Convoys: Truckfests..... :Oof:, some really enjoy them, some... well, some really don't. However, truckfests allow amazing organisation opportunities. The best place to have the Truckfest is at the start of the event. Having multiple VTC's/ Clans in one area all booked into individual slots... well, that's just spot on. By having this you can call individual VTC's/ Clans or slot numbers to leave one by one. This means you can have a nice, clean steady flow of organised trucks. If you plan to do a truckfest, make sure you give the community plenty of time to book slots. Look to make booking available for the truckferst ~6 months before. This will give you and those wanting to attend your event plenty of time to book. Another good use of google applications... google forms. You can use this to make the booking form. For example, (Screenshot taken from my event, "Clara's Dream's" booking form) Convoys/ Routes Decide how long you want the event to be. Depending on how long the event is, will depend on how many routes you can do. Route Formula: ● < or 6 Hours ~ 2-3 Routes ● < or 24 Hours ~ 6-10 Routes ● > 24 Hours - In a 24 Hour time period you can do 10 convoys. (Add 1 route every two hours over 24 hours) An average weekly VTC convoy is about 885km (550Miles) This can take up to 1 hour for 885km's. For an event, you want the route to last two hours. So double it. 1 Event Route = 885 x2 = 1770km's 885km ~ 1 Hour. So if one route takes 1 Hour and you doubled the length, it will take you two hours. In addition to the two hours, you should add 20 minuets to the route. This is backup/ Panic/ Late time. Games, Challenges, Races! For this, I suggest you look at the section below. To get games, challenges and race temporary rules approved, you will need the event server. This is to keep your event, and other non-attending community members getting into any hassle. Games can massively increase the popularity in your event. Coming up with games allow people to try something they probably wouldn't do on a normal server. It gives them a chance to show of their parking skills or racing talent. If you plan to add these, i would suggest cutting out 1-2 routes and replace them with the games. Trust me, i learnt the hard way. I did CD18's games during the break.... that was a bad idea. The event staff and myself got no time to relax. (For temporary rules, please go to the end of the post) Do I need the Event Server? The event server requirements will dictate whether you need it or not. If you expect a large turn out, check the Event Server Requirements. (Can be found at the end) Event Advertisement: Once you've got a solid sturdy plan, It's time to advertise. Don't spam it, just advertise. Make a TMP Forum post. This is a very good place to advertise as many visit the forums every single day. You can do this by creating artwork/banners, videos/ Event Trailers. Radio Adverts, this community has a wide selection of radio stations. Take your pick to see what they can offer you. Thank you for your time, Hopefully this will inspire, and help many of you when it comes to planning events. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below. I'll try my best to get back to you asap. (Useful links)
  4. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    [16 February 2019] Clara's Dream 2019

    New Truckfest slots available now! Visit our Facebook page for all the details. https://www.facebook.com/ClarasDream2019/
  5. Thank you for follow me :love:

  6. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    The Last Post Wins!

    Post farming is fun, no?
  7. Hello,

    If you’re reading this, you probably have some sort of knowledge of my ban, or are aware of me being banned from TMP, permanently. Of course, this is a massive blow to me, i really enjoyed the game, the people involved and the events I loved to plan and attend.
    However, i can’t change that now, I’m banned with very little chance of being unbanned. This post is to shed light on the facts, and the facts only. A lot of incorrect information has been spread and i want it known that those comments aren’t true.

    What happened?
    It's pretty simple, i was banned for Bug Abusing/ Hacking. The “evidence” submitted was never intended to be used as evidence, it was a heat of the moment thing after someone was annoyed at me in a VC. The “evidence” was filmed whilst i was attending and supervising a route at this year's Haulage - 64. We had just finished a long route, it was late at night/ early morning. We were all on a 30 minute break so everyone parked up. The staff all parked outside the yard lined up against the fence, this is when i was blocked in.
    So, to try get out of being blocked in I made a quicksave, and then loaded it, knowing i would have up to 30 seconds to drive out of the person blocking me.

    Whilst attending the event i was also doing media (filming), streaming and with multiple programs running. E.g ets2, music etc etc. My computer is pretty good, but it did take longer to load the save than usual, resulting in less time for me to drive away. As many of you know, when loading a save or starting the game up first time, trucks can take a while to spawn in, a few seconds.

    Anyway, my computer took longer than usual, giving me less time to drive out. I was just over halfway from driving out of this person when his truck loaded in. I immediately stopped when i saw his cab inside of mine, i then slowly tried to drive out to minimise the risk of any damage to my truck or the other players truck. Unfortunately, this caused a lot of damage to my truck but not the other persons, so in effort to be able to drive away i loaded the save once again, to once again drive through and away from this person. I communicated with this person to please move. At first it seemed as if they were going to move but didn’t, so i proceeded and drove through with ghost mode still activated. However, due to my PC not loading as fast i had the same issue, this time my truck went flying.

    As I have already said, the videos recorded where done so in the heat of the moment as me and this other person had just had a disagreement in a discord. The videos were never intended to be used as evidence. However, they were sent to people as a joke. These videos were then submitted without the author's permission as ban evidence resulting in 3 people being perma banned.

    I had made a feedback ticket directed for the Project Management, the ticket was later claimed by @scar after being changed category twice, From PM - GMM - PM. Scar read my feedback ticket, which in total, was 3000 words long. He listened and took note of my comment and discussed this with the VPM Konfig. They reviewed the videos submitted and took into account what i had said. They then decided the ban would not be altered and would stay.

    This is the reply i received:

    As you can see in the screenshot, they both acknowledge that I did not hack, or abuse a bug, but “misused” a feature, even though it was not intentional. They also noted it was “deemed similar to abusing a bug or hacking”. Which also proves acknowledgement of me not breaking any rules. Something being similar to a rule, isn’t a rule. Now, this isn’t to complain, cause hate or have a go at the TMP team. The decision here was solely based of the fear of community backlash of a handful of people that would, as you could say, rebel against me being unbanned.

    This is shown here:

    “As we have to set examples and enforce our rules to ensure proper gameplay by our community, we have no choice but to keep this ban active” - Scar 11 Sep

    This shows that I have been banned to set example, and that only, not the fact i “misused” a feature, “abused a bug” or “hacked”. I would love for this ban to be removed, but that it’s simply not my decision. I had even asked to have the ban reduced to 1 year or less. I would rather accept a 1 year ban then a perma ban.

    Some will say, “Just make a new account”, that's just silly as each account would in-turn be found and banned, plus the fact, i would rather be given a second chance later down the line, so why risk making new accounts.

    Some will say, “Just play another game”, well, when something like TMP has been a major part in your gaming life, for all of the projects, events, vtc’s, and people i have helped during my time in this community, I’d rather not just let it go.

    Thank You for giving up your time to read this. Hopefully this has shown the facts of what has happened, and not the rumours and lies which have been passed around.

    - Gamer5 | JoshMC

    See full feedback ticket here:

    Edit: Please do not lock this topic unless, it gets heated, or is requested by me for it to be locked.

    1. EHHVTC I Ollie l #BLUE19

      EHHVTC I Ollie l #BLUE19

      Before anyone comments on this, saying to make an appeal, read the post.


      He has made an appeal, and also gone to feedback, just thought I'd say before this becomes an utter mess :truestory:

  8. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Picture of the Month: September

  9. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Satisfaction survey

    Personally, i believe the Survey was a good idea. It allows fast a and easy way for them to collect data they require. It is better than the long winded feedback system for this kind of data collection. (I made a few points about contacting Upper Staff via the feedback system, hopefully this will be seen and taken note of)
  10. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Public Statement Regarding Recent Events

    I won't go into my full detailed argument on this, as 1. I really can't be bothered for this anymore 2. I got what i wanted from the person directly. This whole situation is just becoming a entire fustercluck. However much i would like to see this resolved properly and how it was originally, it won't happen. The "evidence" has been looked over and been "approved" by the upper staff. On situations like this we as the community have very little to no say. However much i disagree with the outcome, what can we do? Really, what can we do, nothing. His name has been cleared of the ban, but his reputation will stick with him for a long time. I suggest we all move on and forget about it, regardless of personal grudges. Maybe in the future, and just maybe, this will come back to light and rethought, but until that time, lets move on and carry on with our community workings, whatever they may be. Thank You, - Gamer5 | VTC Owner | Community Event Planner/ Organiser Everything i have just said should not have any direct relation to what i do as a event founder. I am expecting the same treatment to when it comes to booking an event server next year for Clara's Dream 2019. I have not come here to cause trouble, but to simply state my opinion.
  11. Social Links: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ClarasDream2019/ Twitter:https://twitter.com/claras_dream Website:https://www.clarasdream.online/ Discord:https://discord.gg/82RjrXT (Link will never expire) Ets2c page: https://www.join.clarasdream.online JustGiving:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/clarasdream2019 Child Bereavement UK:https://childbereavementuk.org/get-involved/donate/
  12. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Event server Rules and Requirements need sorting

    Indeed so, but as this is only for Event servers public servers don't come into this. As for it being a populated, well if its the event server being populated thats the point of CC blocking.
  13. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Event server Rules and Requirements need sorting

    Hello, This post is to address a recent problem that has come to many people attention. Event Server requirements and rules for event servers. Recently these were changed, for what reason? So far the only explanation i can come across is to make it more difficult to get the event server, which in my eyes is fine. Many people were getting the event server, so by making it harder only the bigger events would need it. I have no problems with the requirements being changed but the rules for the event server.... no, they shouldn't have been change. Link for new event server rules and forum post requirements: Now why does this all matter? Well... by changing these rules can make organising and planning events a little more awkward. Now some of you may say "So what, why does it matter". The rules we had before were fine, everything worked and we felt as if we had the support for the event. Where as now it seems as if we are being pushed to stop holding such events. Police car privileges being removed, ok.... ye thats fine we can work around that. However, one rule has supposedly been changed but without any post or announcement whatsoever. Event staff blocking roads to manage the convoy. This is a extremely useful rule to have as it stops the convoy going the wrong way, splitting in half, whatever you want to call it. It makes everything a lot easier to run. Here is a game manager saying that event staff cannot block roads as well as saying that this has been a rule for a while. http://prntscr.com/iy4sxv Here is my event server request temp rules just weeks before. (The rules change would fit in this timeline) http://prntscr.com/iy4tu0 I sent these screenshots to help out another event management staff for an upcoming event to prove that this rule was not enforced in this timeline (As it isn't a rule whatsoever) In response to them sending these screenshots they got this in reply. https://prnt.sc/ixudxy And edited temp rule form/ note. Whatever you want to call it. As you can see they aren't the same rules. As you can see in the second screenshot blocking roads wasn't a problem, so why is it now? How this all looks to me. To me this looks like TMP are trying to stop events that require event servers. They say they want to interact with the community Quote " We believe that interacting with our community and showcasing what our community can do and say is a great thing!" End quote This is where they said it: https://prnt.sc/iy3nl0 So why are you making things harder and harder for people like me and other event founders/ organisers to do these events that interact with your community. It now seems as if you only what the "Official" TruckersMP events to be run. By getting rid of our events does it make your better? Even more popular? It certainly starting to look like that's what you are doing. This is all i have to say about this. I apologise that this had to be done, but via private messages to TMP staff it really doesn't seem as if anything is being sorted. I hope that this post reaches the right people as well as the community to get this sorted. (If this post is to be deleted it just shows that nothing will change)
  14. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Clara's Dream

    We are now approaching just 24 hours until the event start time. With months of planning and hard work from the entire Event team i am proud to say we are ready for this event tomorrow. The support from such VTC's as, MJSVTC, TSRVTC, LKW Tr, SharpVTC, KGT and ConSec allows us to bring you such an event, without their support we wouldn't be able to host such an event. This well oiled and tuned CC team will lead us from mid-day until the early hours of Sunday morning. (Route six starts at 00:50-02:20am) The support does not end there. Without such VTC's as Kane International VTC, JelleVTC, Atlas Logistics, Bangladesh Sentinel Truckers, Wdys-Trans, ICEVTC, Panther International Transport and finally Mells Haulage VTC. Without these VTC's we would not be able to bring you such an amazing selection of VTC trucks all in one place. (The helping VTC's will also be attending the Truckfest in their paint schemes with a selection of their drivers). Thank You to everyone who has shown their support through the forums, private messages, signing up to the truckfest and event team roles, Everything. With such an event having such a personal story connected to me and my VTC we are amazed by the response we have received from you as the community. We are confident we will not let you down with what we have planned for you, a event to remember, to spread the word. !EVENT INFO! Timings: https://imgur.com/5c9Dq9i Routes: Can be found above, or on the Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/ClarasDream2018/ ) Once again, Thank You for the support, -Event Founder | Head Planner | Gamer5 Hope to see you there.
  15. EHHVTC Founder l Gamer5

    Clara's Dream

    Our final route, Route 6 will be posted shortly. (Due to questions via the facebook page)