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Yes, I would 16 20.51%
It depends on the server 35 44.87%
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Old 11/01/2018, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default How Do You Feel About Server Applications?

There are several servers on San Andreas Multiplayer, mostly roleplay-based, that have applications that are required to join a server. This practice has continued in to GT:MP for Grand Theft Auto V.

This generally is accepted for larger servers like LS:RP, but some small servers also have adopted the practice. So I am curious: Would you join a low playerbase server that requires applications over a similar server that doesn't require applications? Also including a poll for this

I'm also interested to hear what people think about server applications.

Personally, I think they're okay sometimes but I feel like that if a server doesn't have the reputation or playerbase, it can hurt the server's ability to grow. The server would have to have some outstanding features to make it worth waiting to join.
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Old 12/01/2018, 12:32 AM   #2
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I will quit, no matter the playerbase

I just wanna log in and play without bullshit
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Old 12/01/2018, 12:58 AM   #3
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I didn't join RCRP for that reason. You want me to come in and see what your server is like, yet I need to apply to just login. I'm not wasting a half hour or more of my time to apply to your server (especially if y ou have an under 50 player base) to login and decide I don't like it. That's why I use a quiz on login to make sure people aren't total newbies, or at least smart enough to ****** the answer. I'd be more acceptable to it if for example you can login and whatnot but your features are limited until you apply. Maybe you can only play for 2 hours or something to get me hooked and want to take the effort to fill out an application.
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Old 12/01/2018, 05:36 AM   #4
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Probably yes if I'll be looking for a serious server, because IMO that registration filter outs most of retarded and kids.
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Old 12/01/2018, 06:24 AM   #5
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Probably yes if I'll be looking for a serious server, because IMO that registration filter outs most of retarded and kids.
Right, i'll probably do the same thing. Most of players just login/create account to hack or break rules.

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Old 12/01/2018, 10:57 AM   #6
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Default Re: How Do You Feel About Server Applications?

It has its losses (players) and its gains (quality).
But still, if a server has a good and active staff, then players that wouldn’t have passed the application can be banned, and good players that wouldn’t have gone through the hassle of an application would stay.

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Right, i'll probably do the same thing. Most of players just login/create account to hack or break rules.
If it happens often and you have an amount of players, then you should already have active staff.
"Cheaters enter at midnight to bother players”
Then you should also put a midnight moderator. You will only lose players with applications.
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Old 12/01/2018, 02:14 PM   #7
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It has its losses (players) and its gains (quality).
I'm not against your entire argument or whatever, if anything I likely agree, but I just have to say that this [part of the comment] is not entirely true. I for example am a pretty good RP'er (IK I'm saying it myself, but I have my reputation and people to prove it) yet I wouldn't join any server that has applications, simply because there's a risk they won't accept you even though you give a decent or great application. The last time I wrote a great app at a server I won't name I got denied for "Famous Name". Jason Wilson is a famous name? Really? Useless waste of my time. Not everyone who has a wikipedia or imdb page is in fact Famous. (End NAME rant.)

And besides that people who are GREAT at RP aren't always great at applications. And people who are great at applications aren't always great at RP. An application gives you minutes, maybe even hours (OR DAYS) to finalize while the logic of roleplay in a dynamic situation (as happens in game) is tested nowhere. Nor is the actual knowledge tested as people can just look up the answers online while taking an application, without actually being understanding of what the courtesies and "rules" of the RP are.

Edit: I'm trying to say with this that the fact that someone knows how to write a great Character Story/Application doesn't always prove they know how to RP it. While some who doesn't want to bother writing one (like me) can still RP great without having written a character story.
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Old 12/01/2018, 01:22 PM   #8
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An application to check if you have basic knowledge about Roleplay and if you can read the rules, that's fine. But not one that requires an administrator to check which takes ages before you get declined because your novel is not 'long and detailed' enough. I'm just not interested (and don't have the time anymore) to follow that whole process. And I think there are many like me that just want to play. Although for some (usually higher pop, with a good reputation) servers, I won't mind too much. If it doesn't take days before someone reviews your application that is.
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Old 12/01/2018, 02:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: How Do You Feel About Server Applications?

Some servers sorta implement a bit of the two ideas, where you register in game but also type in your answer which is then checked by humans (ie. admins or "registrators" as one server called them), you write in the answer and if the person checking them accepted the answer, you were accepted. This was all done in-game.

This requires people in game to monitor the registration though (not a problem on active servers), so I would usually opt for a predefined quiz instead.
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Old 12/01/2018, 02:36 PM   #10
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Some servers sorta implement a bit of the two ideas, where you register in game but also type in your answer which is then checked by humans (ie. admins or "registrators" as one server called them), you write in the answer and if the person checking them accepted the answer, you were accepted. This was all done in-game.

This requires people in game to monitor the registration though (not a problem on active servers), so I would usually opt for a predefined quiz instead.
I kind of agree with that, people should probably go for a small predefined quiz in the server, because it will give you the best out of both. While it isn't 100% efficient I guess it is the best weigh out of quality and quantity. Because those that require admins to approve might prove to take minutes or days for people to answer them. By that time someone is already bored and has chosen another server (if it doesn't have the PB to make it attractive).

While the predefined quiz at lets you join as you've proven that you know the rules of RP, how to RP, and have some common sense.
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