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Grand Theft Auto RP [roleplay] has become incredibly popular with Twitch streamers and viewers alike in recent weeks, returning to prominence as one of the highest viewed games on the platform.
Yet, there are still some things that viewers may not understand - even if they have sat down and watched numerous hours of the game.
What is Permadeath in GTA RP?
A Permadeath, short for permanent death, is a simple concept. GTA RP players do, of course, come back from deaths in-game on a regular basis, but 'perma deathing' is different as it's when a player grows tired of a character or that character suffers a death in which they cannot come back from.
This can come from things like poor RP interactions, leaving a server like NoPixelor dying in an incredible manner - be it that a medical team is unable to reach them in time or they are blown to the high heavens by another player.
Think of it like a character being written out of a TV show. They’ve run their course and now it’s time for them to depart. A completely new character may take their place, but that original one that you liked isn’t coming back.
What happened between Summit and Sentry?
Summit and Sentry’s characters have been doing battle with each other for some time, due to their in-game gang affiliations. Sentry’s Jesus Garcia persona has been a part of the ‘Vagos’ with Lil Loco - a character that Summit has taken great issue with.
It all came to a head on April 1, when Summit and his crew gunned down Jesus in a back alley after spotting him roaming the streets. Jesus was then left for dead, on top of his car, after being sprayed down. While he was waiting for medical assistance, the character was doused in gasoline and blown up.
“Oh really? You’ve got to go that far with it? Ok, I guess it’s perma time,” said Sentry as he was being killed.
Why did Sentry choose to perma?
The streamer decided to close the book on the Jesus character because of what had happened. After the death, he explained later in the stream why he had chosen to do so.
“I didn’t wanna perma him there, but I kind of had to,” said Sentry, before reeling off the long list of things that had happened to him during the encounter. "We come back from that, we’re fucking invincible man - there’s nothing we can’t come back from. Every good story has to have an ending.”
While the death was not on the terms that Sentry would have liked, he decided that putting the character to a permanent rest would be the right thing to do.
So, there you have it. That's everything you need to know about permadeaths in Grand Theft Auto RP. They're not a ban on a streamer or player, just the death of a character that is no longer going to appear in the server.