Please be respectful of one another and their chosen roleplay. Speaking ill of someone OOC, or engaging in heated arguments will not be tolerated. If you have an issue please handle it privately or contact an Admin. Drama in in-game OOC or Discord channels will result in disciplinary actions. All staff volunteer their time to provide a fun environment for players. Abuse towards them will not be tolerated! If you have a problem with a staff member, please contact another and let them know. Do not advertise another server or community without explicit permission from an Admin.
Please do not share personal information about yourself or someone else. We can not be held responsible for information shared inside or outside of our server. Impersonating another player or member of staff is a bannable offence. Just don't do it! This includes pretending you have a higher standing in the community than you do.
3) Discord Names
Ensure your Discord nickname is set to your characters name. If you have multiple characters, abbreviate names and separate them with a "|" symbol.
Examples: "Joe Bloggs" or "J Bloggs | C Smith"
4) Terms of Service
No player is allowed to role-play a child under the age of 16! ERP is permitted, however if someone says they're uncomfortable with it, stop! Try to avoid public areas, etc. Just be respectful of others. Roleplay or other actions that violate the Terms of Service (TOS) or Community Guidelines for Twitch, Discord or any relevant entity is strictly prohibited.
5) Cheating, Hacking & Exploiting
Cheating, hacking, modding or exploiting is not tolerated! This may result in a permanent ban without warning. Behave! Transferring money or items between your characters is an exploit, even when using a middleman.
6) Groups & Businesses
Any business, gang or organisation that wishes to be whitelisted to receive development that facilitates their RP, must be approved by Admins. Simply apply. Bosses/leaders will be held responsible for the actions of their employees/members. Admins retain the right to reject or dismantle organisations that breach the rules or infringe on other's enjoyment of RP, in extreme cases.
7) Crucial Job Numbers
Please be mindful of crucial job numbers, such as emergency staff (Police & EMS). If you are to engage in a fight with another civilian, please consider having Police and/or EMS around. Think about how emergency services being present would alter the scenario and how many more people could benefit from a scenario playing out.
You require 1+ EMS to light more than one fire per day (we have logs)
You require 2+ EMS to rob an EMS (max one EMS per day)
You require 1+ Police to break into private property, other than local house burglaries
You require 2+ Police to rob a store or cop
You require 3+ Police to rob a bank or take a cop hostage
8) New Life Rule (NLR)
If you are "dead" and you aren't revived by EMS, an underground doctor or checked into the hospital for treatment, you cannot return to the current RP. You lose all memories of what lead to your hospital trip by local EMS (respawn). This does not mean however, that you forget everything you have seen/heard since logging in, unless it's related to your hospital trip, such as someone killing you in order to stop you from knowing what happened. It's up to you to realistically and fairly decide what memories you retain, based on the scenario. But there is no "he shot me, so I want revenge. I will hunt him down right now".
Do not use meta! Metagaming is using information in game, that was learnt out of character or out of game. This includes passing information between your multiple characters. Your characters must never share the same information. Third Person Perspective abuse is considered metagaming. If you don't have line of sight, you cannot and did not see it! Discussing ongoing RP in Discord OOC can be fun, but it can ruin the RP in future, as you might have learnt things that you didn't know and that may guide your decisions. So try to avoid discussing current/future RP and instead enjoy looking back at past RP.
10) Vehicles & Driving
Keep your driving as realistic as possible. RP your crashes and injuries accurately. Everybody feels pain! Also, vehicles that would never be considered street legal in real life are NEVER to be driven on roads. They must be towed to their applicable areas of use. This includes drag cars, sprint cars, etc.
11) Breaking Character
Do not break character on the server. Keep all communication within character and use /ooc if you need to talk out of character. For longer discussions, please use Discord instead. Should disagreements arise, attempt to RP it out. Crying out "I am reporting you" is breaking character and FailRP. If you can't RP it out, handle it privately or contact a staff member. There are so many ways to talk OOC without breaking character. Instead of saying "going AFK" say "daydreaming for a second". Things like this work great!
12) Power Gaming
Power gaming is abusing game mechanics and other means to gain an unfair advantage. This is the "must win" mentality that ruins RP. Remember that RP is not about winning or even YOU having fun, it's about EVERYONE having fun. Additionally, if you don't have a reason to be a part of an RP scenario, don't interrupt. This is called "inserting into RP".
13) Value of Life
All players must value their life as if it were their own. No matter how tough your character may be, they are still afraid to die. If you have a firearm pointed at you, nobody would attempt to draw their own firearm or fail to comply with instructions. That being said, if an opening is actually left for you to react differently, you may choose to do so. Be smart and remember that it might be more fun for everyone if you play their scenario out.
We do not permit the use of Discord voice channels during RP. ALL voice communication must occur inside the server, within RP. This is to improve the RP in the server. You can DM someone in Discord while in RP with "IC EMAIL" at the start to show it's an in character email, but this must be treated like a real email. This is not a live chat you have with someone while standing around with others RPing. This is a "Just got word of a big job. Let me know when you are around." kind of thing. Players that lack a microphone cannot play on our server, unless given permission by staff to roleplay as a mute person. ALL players must have sound, as nobody is permitted to roleplay a deaf person, however hearing impaired is permitted. This is simply because we cannot allow someone to ignore a robber with claims they "couldn't hear them".
15) Random/Vehicle Deathmatch
Random Deathmatch (RDM) is fighting or killing others that you have no right to engage. This is rolling up on somebody and attacking them. This does not include arguing with somebody and then attacking them, if you have a reason to do so. Vehicle Deathmatch (VDM) is using your vehicle as a weapon. Although you may ram other vehicles when appropriate, you can NEVER hit somebody outside a vehicle, to injure or kill them, intentionally. This means no running cops over, etc.