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MrSirViking

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  1. As far as i know we usually dont pick Moderators depending on what country they are in. When TMP recruit, TMP takes the best of the people who applied, and if that person is Turkish then they are Turkish and if they are not then they are from somewhere else. We dont pick people specifically depending on the country. Moderators are picked because TMP think they will be the best at moderation. And i dont think it matters where the moderator is from. We are all taught to be moderators in the same way and so it dosent matter where the moderator is from.
  2. So one thing i can tell you, is that the rule has not been changed because of any player count. People will still be banned permanently for hacking and ban evading. Nothing has changed there. But the main reason for changing the history ban is that people change. I know there is a lot of people that will be bad drivers and within a short time end up with 5 bans and be permanently banned, but then a year later they might have gotten older and wiser and so would want to drive normally and just enjoy the server without ruining it for everyone else. But with the old rules they cant. And so instead of a permanent ban, they now get 3 months, and then after 3 months its another 3 months if you still brake the rules, at some point you would imagine that they would be tired of being banned 3 months and then actually start following the rules. Essentially that as long as they dont ban evade or hack the game, they have a chance of changing their ways. Which i think is a fair way of doing it. I know that some think that 5 chances should be enough for people to learn their ways and if they cant, then a permanent ban is what they deserve, but most people change over time, and banning someone forever because they did dumb stuff when they where younger, is a little much. I have been here almost 4 years as a moderator and in that time i have permanently banned quite a few people due to history. And are you telling me that people dont change in 4 years? I believe they do. And there is quite a lot of people who have been banned that long who i am sure regret what they did and would like to just drive normally now. So i welcome the change. It has nothing to do with player count, but more to do with that we believe that people can change.
  3. So one thing i can tell you, is that the rule has not been changed because of any player count. People will still be banned permanently for hacking and ban evading. Nothing has changed there. But the main reason for changing the history ban is that people change. I know there is a lot of people that will be bad drivers and within a short time end up with 5 bans and be permanently banned, but then a year later they might have gotten older and wiser and so would want to drive normally and just enjoy the server without ruining it for everyone else. But with the old rules they cant. And so instead of a permanent ban, they now get 3 months, and then after 3 months its another 3 months if you still brake the rules, at some point you would imagine that they would be tired of being banned 3 months and then actually start following the rules. Essentially that as long as they dont ban evade or hack the game, they have a chance of changing their ways. Which i think is a fair way of doing it. I know that some think that 5 chances should be enough for people to learn their ways and if they cant, then a permanent ban is what they deserve, but most people change over time, and banning someone forever because they did dumb stuff when they where younger, is a little much. So i welcome the change. It has nothing to do with player count, but more to do with that we believe that people can change.
  4. As a moderator i give out bans for anything that violates the rules. It might be small things or big things. But anything that violates the rules. That might be someone overtaking a queue on a road with one lane in each direction or people overtaking on the grass or the emergency lane of a highway or someone hitting the back of someone else cause they braked hard, which might have been an accident, but if you had driven slower or kept better distance you would have had time to stop and wouldent have hit someone else in the back., the list is long for reasons to ban someone. I often say that if you have to say sorry to someone you did something you shouldent have. And if you get banned i suggest you look at the evidence and see what you did wrong, and then you learn from it. So i say report people for braking the rules, accident or not. But it is of cause up to you, but if you dont report that person on the website, you risk them doing the same to someone else.
  5. I never really drive there. There is a while game full of roads to drive on, so thats what i do. Driving on the same road back and forth is not something i find interesting.
  6. So i think that ETS 3 and ATS 2 would be a very very long way away. If they ever come. Whether or not we get Damage to trucks and dirty trucks is all up to the trucks brands. I am pretty sure they are the ones that says that SCS cant add damage to trucks. Its their brand and they dont want to see the trucks get damaged. The multi trailer across the full map wont happen either unless America and EU changed the laws about that. The double trailers and all that is put in game where you are allowed to use them in real life. And as long as that is not expanded by law in EU and America, we wont see it in ETS2 or ATS or any later games like that. But i agree with the whole opening doors on the truck and trailers and maybe be able to walk out the truck and maybe something with having to buy food to eat and stuff.
  7. Well yes, We can use the sirens as we please. And no we cant brake the rules just cause we want to. We have to follow the same rules as the rest of you. Except at specific events like Real Ops where we might have special rules. But yeah we could escort someone if we so choose to. We just cant brake the rules. It wouldent look good if we broke some rule and then banned you for the same thing right after. Also cause usually we wouldent need to brake rules, we can move around freely with Dev Cam, so we dont need to suddenly go the wrong way on the highway to catch someone or stuff like that.
  8. Yes of cause. Like what i was trying to say is that if you in a city is driving 50km/h and the green light turns yellow just before you enter the intersection, you of cause cant stop in time and so has to drive through. We are not talking that you are driving 90 or 110. So if you where driving the normal legal speed for that road and you cant stop then its fine, but if you could have stopped at the legal speed then its not fine to blast through it. Thats of cause the real life rules. In game you of cause can drive through yellow and even red as long as no one else is around that has green.
  9. There is no reason to make longer yellow lights. Around here Yellow is the same as Red. Unless you cant stop in time then you can go through. But if you can stop you have to stop. And if you can see it changing and you have winter mod on and cant stop, then you are driving too fast to begin with. If you can stop you have to stop. So there is no reason to make longer yellows. If you have winter mod on, you should drive slower anyway.
  10. So i have a drivers license. But i played ETS2 and ATS before i got one. Driving in game did not really help me much when it came to driving in real life. And getting a drivers license hasent change much for me in game either. I have always driven very safely and i already knew a lot of the road rules, even before i got a license. But that poll says that 87% of people that voted has a drivers licence of some sort. But as a moderator, i find that hard to believe looking at the way some people drive in game and on the CD road. You would think having a drivers license would make you a better driver in game as you should know the rules and the dangers of driving. But apparently that is not the case. I hope they drive better in real life than they do in game.
  11. So there is no limit to how slow you can go. And on highways it dosent matter if you are going slow as the highway has two or more lanes. and so if you are slow in the right lane people can just go past you in the other lane. But if you and a friend is driving next to each other at 50km/h on the highway and not moving if someone comes and wants to drive faster and go past you, then you are blocking the road. But i cant really see why you would want to drive 50km/h on the highway anyway. On the CD road the speed limit is 60km/h in most places. In other areas its 50km/h and 80km/h but for most of it its 60km/h. So if you are driving 60km/h on the CD road, you are doing nothing wrong. Even if you are going lets say 50km/h its not a problem. If you are intentionally going 20km/h down the road, and if a moderator catches you doing that you might be asked why you are doing so and might be told to drive a little faster. Cause if we suspect that you are intentionally driving 20km/h on the CD road to annoy people you might get in trouble. But you can not get in trouble for driving the speed limit. And if people wanna drive faster then thats their problem.
  12. So if you got banned, the reasoning is that you did something wrong that meant you should be banned x days for it. Even if its a small thing. The appeal system, as its called, is for appealing your ban. If you think your ban is wrong. As in if you where wrongly banned. If you broke the rules and got banned, you where not wrongly banned, you where banned within the rules. Apologising is not proving that you where wrongly banned. Just like in real life, if you appeal a jail sentence, going up to the judge in your court appeal and say i am very sorry for what i did, is not gonna get you out of jail. And even if you did not mean to brake the rules, you somehow did anyway. And if you where banned x days for something, if you learned from it, then you will not be banned again, cause you wont brake the rules again. And it is also like that so to not waste the moderators time. In regards to web report bans VS in game report bans. So if you are reported on the website you will get a ban if you broke the rules (in most cases anyway). Now if you broke the rules in game and you said sorry and the person did not report you you would not be reported and most likely not banned. As we as moderators often need the reports in order to ban people. In most cases, but not in all. Cause lets say you brake the rules and say sorry to the user you rammed and they decide not to report you, but a moderator sees you ram that user, there is a high chance that you will be banned anyway even if the user you hit did not report you. Cause then we as moderators saw you brake the rules and so you would get banned. But we would have to be there to see you do it. We cant ban you if we dont have evidence of you braking the rules or if we did not catch you brake the rules. So there is no contradicting in that.
  13. Now i cant say this for certain. But i dont think so. All money goes to server costs. There is no person behind it all getting rich. Back in the day we had donations, but we switched to Patreon because it gave us the possibility to give the Patreons something for their support, as in the Patreon cars and color and such. Now i said that no one is making any money. But that is not actually true. I think we pay one of the devs something, so that we can get updates out faster. So that major updates can come out faster, as we dont have to wait for the developer to have free time to implement the update. Yep it says so right here: https://truckersmp.com/blog/255 But everyone else just does this in their spare time. So there is no one getting rich. So if we cant keep this going as we want it to, I am sure we will just shut down.
  14. But getting 32 or 64 slots for convoy just wont be viable for most people. You also gotta remember that convoy only shows you the groups nearest to you. You cant see every single group online. So if you want to join a specific group you have to search for it. And since this is P2P, how the game runs depends on the person hosting, their internet connection and their computer. And sure they could get a dedicated server, but that would cost money. And i can tell you that there is quite a lot of people out there who plays TMP that has a computer that can barely run ETS2 or ATS and a just as bad internet connection. And so if any of those where to host convoy it would be a bad time for everyone joining. And that is with 8 people only. 64 would be impossible. And if they dont have the money for internet or better computer, they are not gonna spent the money on a dedicated server, not when TMP is still free. So unless SCS brings out their own servers, i dont see 64 or even 32 slots being very usable. And another thing you forget is that there is constantly a lot of people banned. I cant tell you how many people that we banned in the last 12 months, cause i am pretty sure i am not allowed, but we are talking an absurd amount. so there is constantly thousands of people banned. And constantly a lot of permanently banned people. A lot of those are probably playing Convoy now, since they couldent follow the simple rules we have here. If we where to set everyone that are currently banned free, we would probably brake records for amount of people playing TMP. But we are obviously not gonna do that. And so if our numbers where to get so low that we wouldent think it was worth to keep TMP going, we would probably just shut down instead of abandoning our ideas and believes. We are not making money from this, so we have nothing to loose.
  15. But you gotta remember that we have the website report system. And people who report there will do so using video evidence. And so even if we disabled reporting on the server itself, people would still record and make reports on the website. And sure we could do just as we do with the arcade servers and decline reports that come from the arcade server (if what reported is allowed on the arcade server), but as we can see when we moderate the arcade server, there is quite a few reports on there from people who havent understood that you are allowed to drive the wrong way, or that you can block on the arcade or so forth. Cause there are reports on there containing that. And so even if we remove reporting on the server itself, people will just record and put it on our website instead. And having to decline hundreds of reports from this no rules server in the website report system, is just as much work as to accept the reports and ban people. So even if the server has no rules, i am sure people would still use the webreport system to report them. That server will be chaos. We see it every time we do our birthday server which is this kind of no moderation server. People go ham and it ends up as a destruction derby server instead. Which will also happen if we make a no rules arcade server with collision. Which is not what TMP is about. But you really also gotta remember that we had 6000 players on in the weekend, and a fraction of those are in the forum. And the people who are unhappy are usually also the loudest. So just cause there are some that yell in the forums for a collision arcade server, it dosent mean that it is what the community wants. It just means its what some of the people who use the forum wants. And as i said, this is our mod. And what we want out of it is the simulation aspects. We are not in this for the money. None of us earns anything from this. We are all here on a volunteer basis. We are not a company where earning money is a top priority. We provide this all for free. And if people leave we are not gonna change a lot of things to try and keep them all here, we are not abandoning our visions and ideas for this. Its our mod and so you play by our rules. And you gotta remember that a lot of new players are constantly buying ETS2 and ATS, but they dont know we exists. Its not like Steam or SCS for that matter has a lot about us. So the only way you are gonna find out we are here, is if someone tells you that we are. Or that you catch a stream of TMP somewhere or a Youtube video. We are not having ads to tell people that we exist. So if some random player buys this on stream, they will never know we are here, unless someone tells them we are. And if we look at statistics we, we lost about an average of 3000 players on the servers since convoy came out. 4 years ago we ran 9000 players on a Saturday, and this weekend we ran 6000. Things go up and down. We are not really concerned.
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