The UberDriver is the least played and probably the most useless role in the RP servers.
It's not a surprise either as the role gets no special privileges when compared to the other roles.
They have no items locked to their role, can't even buy vehicle related items that you would usually need as an uber,
and they can only purchase sedans, taxis, and buses. Finally, the fact that no one even drives unless they can't find
someone to TPA to, want to show off their car, have loot in their car, or the extremely rare case... they're actually roleplaying.
"Otter, you're not about to suggest we remove TPA, are you?"
No, definitely not. It's an extremely useful tool and too many people like it to ever have it changed;
however, if the TPA command was changed to group members only... it might influence people to actually drive or hire an... UBERDRIVER!
So, how do we go about fixing up the worst role in the server? Here's a short list of ideas:
- First off, allow UberDrivers to purchase important vehicle related items such as carjacks, blowtorches, tires, and batteries (perhaps even stealies).
Next, add a way for long-term UberDriver jobs. Uberdrivers should be able to be hired just like bodyguards where you hire them for x amount to be your personal driver for 1 hour.
Finally, add more vehicles to the uberdriver list. They get sedans, taxis, and buses... they should be allowed to purchase other vehicles such as autos, hatchbacks, runabouts, and hummingbirds.
They should honestly just get every civilian like car.
Mechanic isn't going to go out of style cause of these changes. Why? Because they still have tanks, apcs, helicopters, and all of the not-so-normal civilian vehicles and a lot of other items/vehicles. I've also thought about people being hired as personal drivers being allowed to defend or do something to help their boss besides drive them around. Maybe assist in kidnapping and robberies? I guess people would just go a criminal role for that though.
In the end, I'm just looking for a way to improve this role.