Pulse RP is a new GTA RP server run by Afro, you may know him as Jacob, Dex or Sayid but he was also the founder of Aftermath RP many years ago. He is not new to development and was one of the minds behind the No Pixel dark web system and their internet / RP websites.
What is the server about? Well in their own words:
Welcome to the end of humanity.
Pulse RP is a Realistic & Chaotic Zombie RP Server: It has been a few days since the outbreak, the city has been overrun with dead, hungry corpses.
You wake up in a fallout shelter surrounded by medical rooms, there is key in your pocket and little supplies.
There will be no time to make friends -- only to survive. Experiences will include crafting, an extensive key system, raid-able public storages, weapon drops, NPC missions and raids to keep you on your toes at all times.
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Check out their amazing launch video below with some great music and showcases some of the new features.
So a quick update
Just a short blog, or at least that's the intent but isn't it always.
As is tradition, changes were made then days later a blog about it was posted :p
The first thing you may have noticed is we have a new logo, much thanks to Lilly one of our HasRoot team members who has been helping me become a better web developer since Joined Nov 26, 2019.
She has often questioned my designs, given valuable feedback and helped me learn to make cleaner, nicer designs. Without her HasRoot would (and did) look a lot worse. There is still a lot I want to improve but my TODO list is huge.
The old Logo
That being said, the initial logo was horribly made by me when I made our discord. Until then I don't think we even had a logo or any branding.
I designed it to resemble our graphs, use our colours and incorporate the HR theme, via a square root symbol. I did initially try to just make a HR symbol but it looked awful as a favicon. It didn't scale well, I also kept making different versions of it whenever I needed a logo and it was just ugly.
I liked it a fair amount, and then when I uploaded it to discord of course it then had a circular outline, which I also liked and that made it into the next iterations of the logo, and the favicon.
So recently I asked Lilly if she would be up for remaking our logo, and I was excited when she agreed. She made a few alternate versions for feedback and admittedly I tried to sabotage her with my 90s old school design sense. We put it to our HasRoot team...
So today's update includes a new server term system which is much more flexible, this also includes the re implementation of whitelists and a new feature: blacklists.
The server terms can be chained, can now be case sensitive or insensitive (were all insensitive previously) and we have whitelists back and blacklists for servers now too.
We have a variety of title terms which will override our whitelist system, allowing streamers who don't have 'hasroot' whitelist to be be assigned to the whitelisted server anyway.
Also if someone doesn't list their server and we would use their fallback of a whitelist server, there's a further check for matching terms to exclude them, EG: purple, orange, public, PS, etc
It will take us awhile to get the data right so this works well, our @Team and @helpers have always helped keep us up to date with fallback servers. These help us deal with streamers that don't put server term in titles and some other behaviour.
I have whitelisted anyone who has no pixel data from before the launch of the public server and have already updated some new streamers with whitelist access, but it takes human intervention to help filter out public and whitelist and to get the best results.
But HasRoot used to have whitelists?
Back when Family RP was our main tracked server and had a public server we had an awful hardcoded system and flags for certain streamers (playsOnFamily).
This was back when server matches were actually hardcoded into the backing app. Each server had its own function that could be customised and was called to see if it applied.
As Family RP Public was shut down, we shut down those features and stopped using those flags.
When this happened it meant I could largely simplify all of that awful hardcoded nonsense to include/exclude certain regular expressions per server to see if they matched.
This worked kind of ok until the first phase of OTV. It worked awfully for separating them, as some no doubt...
...HasRoot has been growing with the new boom, and the amount of streamers and characters to keep up with has also hugely increased.
We have a very simple system to add/edit characters and assign fallbacks (if there are no server terms matched in a title) for streamers on HasRoot via the streamer profiles. You can even suggest moving a streamer who is incorrectly assigned to a different server.
We are always open to anyone who wants to help but we are at a point that we could really use more people to help out. I am planing in future to allow everyone to suggest changes but currently we still will require people to atleast be a helper.
There are no activity requirements, you can make 1 change or 100, but any little bit of work helping keep HasRoot up to date for yourselves and for all of our users is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to help
So if you would be interested in adding character data and such please get in touch with me either via dms or via the feedback function.
Also a reminder
A quick reminder that streamers can propose changes to their own data via https://gtarp.hasroot.com/streamerSettings.php
Also I will be making a big blog post about it soon, but here's a little teaser of something that has been distracting me lately.
In the mean time you should check out The Daily Los Santos and their discord. Maybe post a recap or two?
Once it is released I will be back to work on some cool new HasRoot features I have planned and improvements.
Hope you are all enjoying the site. If you see a bug please let me know, I have noticed a couple I need to fix but yea, distracted.
Also thanks once again to all our existing helpers and team members who have helped make the site a better experience for everyone over the years.