Brian was born into a fractured, but loving family in the suburbs of Edinburgh. His mother worked as a part time cleaner in a local bakery while his father worked 12 hour shifts at a local hospital. He had an older brother, Mark, who was 3 years older than him. His mother and father did not get on in the slightest, however they chose to remain together solely for the benefit of their sons, which ended up causing more harm than good, as Brian would often come home from school to major arguments between his mother and father. By the time he was 11, he cared only for his brother, and grew more and more distant from his mother and father as his mother finally left after being unable to handle the constant fighting any longer. In response to the burden of having to raise two children, his father turned to alchohol, which meant the burden then rest on Mark. However, things would only get worse, as Mark was kidnapped by human traffickers when he was 17, leaving Brian by himself with an abusive bum of a father, and a mother who took little, if anything, to do with him, being reminded too much of her elder son. By the time Brian graduated high school, he had already enlisted in the British Army, and was accepted as a Combat Medical Technician when he was 18. He was 19 by the time the infection hit, and was in Chernarus on leave as part of a holiday around Europe. Now, one year on, he has left his military career behind him, but not the experiences he gained, and as such tries to use the medical knowledge he learned for good.
- Helping people.
- Practising his aim
- Irn Bru
- Rock music
- Interesting debates/conversations
- Looking out for his friends
- Enjoying the view
- Unnecessary attention
- Nosy people
- People who are aggressive for no reason
- Walking long distances
- Entitled people
- Find his brother, no matter the cost
- Help as many people as he can with what he knows
- Make friends, not foes
- Find a place to call home
So here's the rule,
"Aiming a gun directly at someone is considered initiation at any range. "
This rule IMO isn't necessary and causes more of a headache than its worth.
Basically the rule is that if you aim remotely near someone, that's considered an initiation and the person you aimed at can shoot you.
I can think of 4 ways this could fuck something up for people.
1: You accidentally tap the spacebar and raise your gun.
Basically you accidentally tap your spacebar when you meant to hit something else, causing you to raise your weapon and immediately get dropped.
2: You're a sniper scouting a town for a group and you look at someone who drops you.
This actually happened to me, you're looking down at a town and spot a couple people walking through the town. They see you, turn, and drop you.
3: You're aiming at a zombie near a person, they shoot you for aiming at it.
This ones pretty self explanatory, Someones standing in front of you, little to the left is a zombie, you aim at it, they shoot you.
The rule seems like it would cause more headaches than its worth and it can cause a lot of false reports and complaints among groups. From what I have heard however, some of the admins deem it important in order to prevent KOS. While yes, I can see the practicality of the rule, it does give people a chance to fight back against KOS, there is always a report section for that. While yes you lose the gear, you still can get rid of the KOS'er without this unnecessary rule
TL;DR Rule can cause problems, seems unnecessary, should be removed.