I can assure you this is not an April Fool's joke so let's get passed that first. Over the last week we've been in the final stages of testing for the new map update. As you know Bohemia recently updated and gave developers Apex objects to help create their maps. Unfortunately they held out on some very important pieces to that, buildings and vegetation.
We took a strawpoll and saw that nearly 75% of the current player base is ok with us switching to an Apex requirement to play here. I've talked with outside admins with other networks as they're doing the same in the milsim world as well as some RP communities striving for new development. We want to think ahead and with the development roadmap from Bohemia we think it's in our best interest at this time to require Apex to play here. We've started a thread to help veteran players that can't afford it be able to play along with us. New players will be asked at the beginning of their application process that they are aware that its required to play here. Attempting to play here without Apex will cause you grave problems that can't be avoided with this new update.
We hope you all understand that this is for the betterment of the community and the immersion of elite roleplay that we strive for. We are pushing for a release next week and hope you'll join us to unveil NEW Union City and other new cities. When the sun goes down and the new update is applied it will signify 2 years in passing.