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Mike Dragon

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  1. As a cat owner, I can attest that the following statement and associated photo is nothing but darn tootin' accurate as heck:

     

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    1. K0rnholio

      K0rnholio

      Oh so true tho Mike :LUL:

    2. ~Ciprian-Ionut~
    3. NotSoFancyFox

      NotSoFancyFox

      as someone who owns 4 cats, I can agree.

  2. Volcanoes are the zits of Earth.

  3. Unfortunately, the GM team cannot accompany every single player at all times to act as their "guardian angel". We wish we could, but we are only human. We can't, and currently there is no way to "shield" anyone (closest thing are the arcade servers, which have no collision all across the map). That is not to say I don't understand your frustration, however. I do. I've been in your shoes, I know well what it is like. And I apologize for it. We do our job as best as we can to keep our servers free from griefers and we also trust our players will be obeying the rules they have agreed with when they signed up for TMP., but sometimes some people don't, and when they don't, well, it's unfortunate and things like what you described happen. I'll try to explain how reporting these bad players work and I'll try to keep it as short as I can so hopefully you can have a better time on our servers. When a GM is around a given incident and he/she sees when it happens, action will normally be taken against whoever has broken the rules right away, be it through a verbal warning, kick or a ban, whichever is applicable at the time for the specific offense committed. If a GM isn't nearby and thus, can't see what has happened, it is up to the player who was affected by the offense or another nearby player to make a report so the player who broke the rules can be punished accordingly. This can happen in two ways, though one is more effective than the other, being these ways the "in-game report" and the "web report". I'll go over them. In-Game Report This is when you are still connected to a server and report someone using the Tab menu. You select the player you want to report, the report reason(s) and click on "Report". This action will make the server "record" the last two minutes of movement data prior to the moment you created the report, and store it as a replay demo. This "movement data" works pretty much the same way replays in games such as Rocket League, Team Fortress 2, Mario Kart, etc. do. No actual video is recorded but rather, the server remembers all the movements of all the players in a radius of around 600 meters around you and recreates all of that as a replay. This type of report (in-game) is temporary, however. Once 50 of them are present in the system, the server will automatically start deleting older reports as they become 10 minutes old or more. When that happens, you get the message that no action was taken. In order to avoid that, a Game Moderator must be present in the server and available to claim that report in up to 10 minutes after it is created. Due to the high load of reports being created every minute, sometimes it is hard to get them all in time, so they unfortunately end up expiring. Though when one is claimed, the GM is able to watch a replay of the moment you reported, with the ability to pause, fast forward, skip through parts of the playback, move the camera to watch from any angle, etc. If the GM sees rules were indeed broken, he/she will apply the required punishment to whoever has broken the rules at that time. If a GM can't claim the report in time, however, it expires and is deleted automatically after 10 minutes (if there are 50 reports already in the system, otherwise it will sit idle until the 50 cap is reached or a GM is available to claim it). Web Report This is when you head over to https://truckersmp.com/reports and make a report on TMP's website. These reports never expire and they are always reviewed by our team of Game Moderators. These reports, however, require that you, the player, provide the evidence. And this is where recording your play sessions come into play as in most cases, a video of the incident you are reporting is necessary so the GM can see what happened and who did what and how. So yes, you do need to record the game in order to use the web report system. Do bear in mind, however, that sometimes it may take a few days until your report is checked by someone. Since GMs work in a first-in-first out fashion, older reports are dealt with first. Because there are many reports being created every minute, sometimes this process can take some time. But rest assured, every single report is checked in due time. Not one is ignored or deleted. There are many ways to record the game and you don't necessarily need to record 100% of it at all times. Players with a GTX series NVidia graphics card have free access to the ShadowPlay software, which when configured appropriately, can only record the last few seconds or minutes of game footage upon the press of a button (I use it, myself. I have mine set to record the last 2:30 minutes so whenever I press the button to save a clip, it creates a 2:30 minutes long video and only that. Nothing else). Players without access to this software still have other choices, though. FRAPS (as you mentioned, though personally I don't recommend it), Mirilis Action! (paid software), Debut Video Capture, OBS Studio (free and quite good) and many others. Most of them now offer a buffer replay (same as ShadowPlay) so you don't need to record at all times and end up having a bunch of heavy videos taking up space in your hard drive. If you do record everything, however, well, you can still get around it by simply going over the footage you recorded and deleting anything that isn't relevant after your play session. Actually, back in the day, I used to do that, myself. I'd use Action and at the time, it still didn't have a replay buffer function, so I'd have to manually record everything (this was before I became GM, of course). The way I'd do it was by hitting record whenever there was someone nearby and then stopping the recording if there was nobody. Then once I was done playing, I'd simply delete all the videos from that play session, unless there was something I wanted to keep for a reason or another, in which case I'd look for which clip had the footage I wanted and then simply delete the rest. It is a bit of a daunting thing to do, I won't lie, but it works and gets the job done until you can use a better method. I apologize for the long text. I hope I have solved your doubts. If not, please feel free to ask away! Either me or another GM/user will gladly respond. And of course, welcome to TruckersMP!
  4. AAAAAH!!! I FOUND IT!!!!

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    The tape with that song!! :D

     

     

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    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      I'm afraid not. All there is on the back is a list of the songs (which is also present on the front, as you can see). No mention of any specific artist, band or even the company who recorded the compilation or distributor.

    3. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      Darn, The elusive tale of the cassette cover continues!

    4. Mike Dragon
  5. It's Sunday so have some cute in your day:

     

    1. ScaniaFan89

      ScaniaFan89

      Cats like " *beep* off im tryin to sleep here " 

    2. Ady Man
  6. Brace yourselves. Real Operations 7 is coming. This should be our biggest one yet. Lots of new and cool stuff never seen before! I'm sure you'll like them. Wanna know what they are? Then come to the event this Sunday. I won't tell you. No spoilers! ;) 

     

     

  7. What even? Sure, he was losing but still... what even?? 

     

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    1. Ady Man

      Ady Man

      Good Job Mike Dragon :mlg_doge:

  8. Fancy some vaporwave? Here you go:

     

     

     

    My first post since I moved into a new house. So much to unpack and organize still left to do, though. ;-;

  9. Need to sleep but you can't? Like trucks? Then here... take a dose of this:

     

    Good night. :)

    1. Thurston

      Thurston

      Good Night:wub:

  10. You can buy the Scout car from any truck dealership.
  11. Meanwhile...

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    1. CAMSHAFT#1

      CAMSHAFT#1

      uh huh, like oh yea!!:love:

  12. For no particular reason that I am willing to tell, I will drop this here for your enjoyment and chance to try and figure out if there really isn't a particular reason as to why I am posting this video again, especially at this moment. Have fun! dummy.gif

     

     

    1. K0rnholio

      K0rnholio

      At least that wasn't my Iveco ^_^

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      So long as it's a Scania, it's fine. :sir: 

    3. CAMSHAFT#1
  13. Due to reasons I will not mention, if I play MP on this Sunday 30th, I will change the paintjob on my truck and my dear Draco Pete will look like this for the day:

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    This is what it normally looks like: 

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    1. Ady Man

      Ady Man

      Nice Photo 10+ :wub:

  14. Here. Have a Pete because yes.

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  15. D R I N K   M I L K !

     

    Is good for you!

    1. Fumiko

      Fumiko

      lool how do you find these?

    2. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      I have my sources. :megusta:

  16. My brain after I play ATS for a few hefty hours:

     

     

     

    My brain after I play ETS2 for a few minutes:

     

     

    I definitely prefer the effects ATS produces. :thisisfine:

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    2. Twilight_Sparkle

      Twilight_Sparkle

      Now we need to find one for just driving c-d road all day. 

    3. Mike Dragon

      Mike Dragon

      That would be something long the lines of:

      @Twilight_Sparkle

       

    4. Twilight_Sparkle
  17. It's Monday and a new week is starting! Get pumped!

     

    1. Twilight_Sparkle

      Twilight_Sparkle

      I think I saw something like this before, PepeLaugh

    2. Thurston
    3. szykaro23
  18. Thank you so much to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! dragonhug.gif?1

     

    @Ady Man @ASIR [CZE] @K-Sprint @Skazochnik @Japs_TMP @RazvanRO15 @Thurston @Chris2306 @Averazon @RazvyRazvan15 @Batuhan1086 @Szifter @Fred Flintstone @szykaro23 @TomiikCZ @ElectroHouse20 @FBTC DAF - Raaphael @Callum Johnson @Haulvoc @Knusperschnitzel @S.E.T AssassinGoEasy @Soryn Official @VCouto @dangrexf

     

    I did not reply directly to every single one of you but I did read all your posts! dragonnod1.gif?1 

     

    And though I cannot share any cake with any of you, I can share these:

     

     

     

     

    You all have a great week! dummy.gif

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    2. VCouto

      VCouto

      <3 <3 <3

    3. Thurston

      Thurston

      You're welcome, Have fun every day.:wub:

    4. Killua  // Ireland ^_^

      Killua // Ireland ^_^

      I'm a bit late, Happy Birthday :)

  19. Have you ever heard a cat snoring with reverb?

     

    You're welcome!

  20. Sometimes you just gotta let things be as they are. Help sometimes may only turn things to the worse. Still... there is a chance it might be a hilarious turn for the worse!

     

  21. Você tem que criar um apelo, Herbert. Postar sobre isso aqui no forum não vai resolver nada. A única maneira de ter este banimento revisto e solicitar a evidência é criando um apelo no site, pois apenas o GM que te baniu pode tratar desse assunto, e apenas através do sistema de apelos: https://truckersmp.com/appeals Não existe outra alternativa.
  22. The fixed trailer for the Sonic movie is out now! It looks soooo much better!

     

     

  23. So then... we have a new kitten! dragonwant.gif?1 Look at her!

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    This itteh bitteh kitteh is very energetic, adorable, cute, fluffy, loving and loves to be around people! She's too sweet! yayzplz.gifShe doesn't REALLY have a name yet, though. My mother calls her Princess. I heard my brother calling her Luna, a few times, even though as far as I know, he knows nothing about My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, let alone watch it; so I just thought of something... why don't I call her Celestia? Think of it... Her fur is white, my mother calls her "Princess", my brother calls her "Luna", Celestia is a princess and she's white. It's the perfect name! dummy.gif

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    2. A Simple Cheeseburger

      A Simple Cheeseburger

      Seeing those pictures just confirms why I'll always prefer cats to dogs. There's nothing cuter!

    3. Twilight_Sparkle

      Twilight_Sparkle

      She's a very cute kitty, "princess celestia" 

    4. Killua  // Ireland ^_^
  24. I don't really see why you are so concerned about this. All you need to do is obey the rules and you'll be fine. It's not hard. We have members in TruckersMP who have been around since the mod started back in May 2014, they have never joined the staff and they still have 0 bans in their profile despite playing every single day. If they can do it, so can you. But to answer your question... Well, I cannot really tell you. But you should obey all the rules. Ban history cannot be removed. It can only age. It exists for a reason, you know. Just obey the rules and you won't have to worry with being banned. Piece of cake.
  25. That moment when you are playing Rocket League on one PC and have work on the second PC and a wonderful little, furry white being jumps on the desk and walks over the keyboards of both computers...

     

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    2. K0rnholio

      K0rnholio

      That is so adorbs :love:

    3. Twilight_Sparkle

      Twilight_Sparkle

      Cute kitty

    4. Tuna_

      Tuna_

      Aahaha, que linda a brincar com a bola! Muitas felicidades :D

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