I was just thinking about P1 and what made it good and what made it bad, and I've perhaps come to realize that many of HL2RP servers nowadays are actually so focused on being realistic and representing actual city life in HL2RP that they lose their fun value entirely. Like, when was the last HL2RP you joined that was using /roll and wasn't encouraging one side to consistently dominate Citizens? Or the last time every character was a half biotic psychopathic mutant transgender? It might just be me but honestly my best memories of HL2RP are on servers with my friends, like the first two renditions of Viridian, where we literally just had the cringiest (partly because we were young) and most ridiculous characters, with over the top fights and drama happening between large rebel groups and the Civipro. Now it seems like HL2RP is so dead set on being realistic walking around as a regular guy, or a CP with absolutely no identity because of anonymity that it just seems like every server is a direct copy of one another, and there's literally no fun value or attachment to any of your characters or other people's characters because they're all so generic. It's kind of like playing GTA as a middle aged guy who carries out normal daily tasks at a normal rate and having to painstakingly type to NPCs with small talk the neither of you care about, rather than these really interesting and developed characters who are special snowflakey as fuck and have so much identity behind them. The game would be completely different. Has anyone else recognized this observation? Anyone agree with it/disagree with it? Why do you think this has happened? Could it be a reason for HL2RP's diminishing popularity?