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Server Guidelines, Rules & Regulations.

 Server Guidelines and Regulation 

The rules are up to interpretation by the staff, and can be changed or flexed in order to enforce Roleplay over Ruleplay
The Staff's decisions are final, no matter the rule

The admin team has the right to remove any player from the server for any reason deemed detrimental to the community. Including, but not limited to the following

Age Rule:
Age Required to be Whitelisted 18+

Green Zones:
Green zones are a safe zone where no violence can take place
Pillbox Medical Hospital
All Police Stations
The Courthouse (during session)

Toxicity Rule:
Being or breeding toxicity in any platform can have you removed from the community
If you have an issue address it properly, not in ways to create drama or be negative

If you want to talk, we can plan a meeting, we are all ears

Mic Rule:
A Working mic is required to be involved in our community

OOC Rule:
Stay in character at all times
Using /ooc while in character will be considered as FailRP and will be subject to disciplinary actions

/ooc Can someone help me I am stuck in my apartment

/ooc That was just straight failrp im reporting you
/ooc Who just shot me?!

Using what you’ve learned from watching other streams and chats to make large leaps in speculation to end up “knowing” how things work
Purposely using or relaying information which your character did not learn in game

Twitch Chats and Discord Channels and videos included to shape in game Roleplay
Using your PD Character's knowledge on another Character

Roleplaying outside of your character traits
Abusing mechanics, and using means not actually in game to gain an advantage
Sprinting/Fighting as soon as you leave the hospital, or are revived by medics Talking/Organizing while downed

Not realistically fearing for your life when you are threatened with weapons or severe harm from other means

Driving over 100 Mph In the heart of the city at any time
Running at someone who has a weapon pointed at you
Running after being ejected from a vehicle
Roleplaying you have unrealistic superpowers
Using friends or fake hostages
Cop baiting
Stay true to your physical character

If you are an old or overweight character etc you should always have your physical “level” in mind

Police / EMS / Department of Justice Rules:
Corrupt Police Staff, Hospital Staff, Department of Justice Staff are forbidden on this server. 
The definition of corrupt is intentionally breaking the law or SOP's for monetary or social gain.

Using your Police / EMS / DOJ Character to provide information to Members of an Org / Gang is consider Metagaming and Powergaming.

Attacking or Running Over another player for no reason and or story line building up to it
A Shootout can occur without dialog if for some reason a group of people have come so far to be considered in "war"

Value of Life:
You must value your life and the lives of others
Do not attempt to draw a weapon while being held at gunpoint or carelessly injure NPCs
You may not run at someone with a melee weapon if at gunpoint – you may only defend yourself at a realistic distance

You must value your life and the lives of others (not at the detriment of your own)
If you have a gun to your head and you run away – this is a serious violation of this rule
You must comply to reasonable demands if your life is under threat – by weapons or numbers
There is a value of freedom – once physically attacked you have the right to defend yourself or run for safety

Once a Hostage has complied they cannot be killed

A hostage complies and allows you to rob them of items & money
A hostage complies and allows you to take their vehicle

New life Rule:
If you have been downed and revived at the Hospital your character completely forgets every immediate event that happened up to that moment of going to the light
If you have been notified by EMS or Police that they are on the way to the scene or not to revive for any reason you must not do so

If you are executed in a roleplay scenario in which you are left in the ocean, left in the middle of no where you should not remember this scenario
Any situation that “COULD” invoke a perma-death means that you should not remember the events that occurred

Being dropped in the water
being executed in an isolated place
being burned alive

Examples of Scenarios that would allow you to remember:
Being dropped off outside Pillbox
Having 911 called to your location and revived
Being revived by EMS quickly after going down

These rules are not hard and fast rules and are intentionally left up to interpretation
Constantly making someone forget that you "downed" them is boring and kills RP
Constantly killing and dumping bodies is highly discouraged and can lead to punishment for Powergaming

Group Size Rule:
Criminal groups are only allowed 4 players during robberies
Criminal groups are allowed 5 players when attempting to rob the Pacific Standard Bank

(No more than 8 people total may participate in a planned non-robbery scenario)

Any of the following are consider part of the robbery
Radio Communication - This includes ALL people in your Radio Channel
Lookout - Anyone outside of the Robbery relaying information
Getaway Driver(s)

You are strictly forbidden from using friends or fake hostages

Gang War Rules:
Gang Wars can last a max of 72 hours
8 Members per Org/Gang
You must remain in your Official Org Colors & Style

(IE. Vagos-Yellow - MC-Biker-Jackets/Red - MS13-Blue - Mafia-Suits with Red Fedora - Strokers-Red-Ties)
Kidnappings can last a max of 30 mins

Hosting Events Rule:
We wish to empower players willing to host events
For every event, the players may obtain sanctioned protections or sponsorship's from the city
They have to go through the Mayor/Judge

Purchasing 1000 guards for an event, to make it so that its a 'no violence/no guns' events
This gives an in character reason to give fear to the criminals at the event so that no one takes the attention away from the event that the event planner took 30 hours to put together

Twitch TOS Rule:
Every Player must follow all of the Twitch TOS Guidelines click here to view them

Prohibited Roleplay:
Entering the Military base is not allowed unless permission is expressly given
Suicide RP is banned in all forms
Devil Possession RP is banned in all forms

Rape RP and other forms of Sexual Harassment RP are strictly prohibited with a zero tolerance policy

Sever Restarts / Crashes:
You may not use a server restart or crash to gain advantage
You may not use a server restart or crash to escape an RP situation you were in before the restart/crash
You must wait for the other players to reconnect if possible, and then continue the RP
Reach out in discord if you are unsure someone is coming back
You may not start a robbery 30 minutes before or 15 minutes after a server restart

This is considered Powergaming

Player Creation and Playing Rules / Guidelines

When creating a character you are not just putting a name on a model. Also consider:
What are the personality traits of your character?
Hard working or lazy?
Shy or confident?
Old or Young?
Give your character some strengths and weaknesses and think about how your character would react to things based on those traits
What is the background for this character?
Where do they come from?
This does not have to be too detailed but might make your life easier in the future of roleplay
Remember you are playing the life of this character so stick to your character traits! so their experiences should let your character evolve. Let the consequences of your actions have an effect on your character
Your character can’t be all things or involved in everything. If there’s something else you’d like to try out consider creating another character and building a story up to it

A character shouldn’t be a Lawyer-CEO-Gangster-Psycho-Rambo who tries to be involved in all of the criminal groups
Be mindful about how you try to enter on-going scenarios and story lines
 You can interact with people to see if an opportunity shows itself but don’t just show up out of nowhere trying to impact or steer a current story line if your story hasn’t lead up to it

 A couple of characters are involved in a story line where they perform a job or own a business and then another character shows up out of nowhere and kidnaps one without and lead up but just to antagonize them or what they’re doing
Once your character has reached or failed to reach their goals it might be time to consider this character’s story is coming to an end. Perhaps consider other new characters you might want to play

A player may decide that events in their character’s story have lead towards the character being dead for good
The death of a character can have a big impact on not only its story but the stories of the characters connected to it
If your character is downed and you decide it’s time for it’s perma-death. All that has to be done is give the correct signals to medical personnel
You may use the /me command to give the EMS characters the right signals you are doing so

"/me has no pulse."
"/me has died due to their injuries."

During your time in Los Santos you will meet a vast variety of people
From government officials and law enforcement to small business owners and various types of criminals
The goal is for players to provide each other with an immersive experience and add to each other’s stories

With EMS:
If you are downed (by accident or a victim of a crime) you must wait for police or EMS to arrive
When help arrives both sides should strive to provide good scenario for each other
EMS will act in a professional manner during the situation and the civilian will roleplay out their injuries to the best of their ability

Use of /me to provide extra information of vitals and injuries is encouraged

With Police:
Police will behave in a professional manner towards the public and each other while the public will provide a base level of respect you’d generally give police
Be mindful of when in police custody, and provide info through the use of the /me command for police to use in their investigations
When a player is downed or put in handcuffs by police they are considered being in police custody. Once in custody the current crime or pursuit scenario is over and switches over to an arrest/investigation scenario

During an arrest/investigation scenario friends of the person(s) under arrest may no longer interfere and civilians not needed for questioning or involved should leave the area
After downing an Officer you must flee the scene. Staying nearby would be considered FailRP

You are not allowed to loot a downed Officer. Officers must have their items taken from them during a holdup

Here are some things to consider when making a criminal character
Build Up and Pacing: don’t just rush in to be a master criminal on day one
Let your character make connections and learn how crime works in this city before making big moves like robbing banks or taking on potential rivals

Criminals should be mindful of the attention from police their actions may generate
 Give yourself enough time between your crimes for things to cool down
 You should expect to get more police attention, longer jail times/fines, and investigations if you repeatedly commit crimes in a small time frame

Criminal Hierarchy:
Eventually your character may learn or come in contact with the structure of the criminal world
All criminals had to work their way up in this structure at some point and this climb can be a very important part of their story
Making connections in this world will help evolve your story

While some organizations and criminals may work together from time to time conflict is expected
Territory / Resources / Consumers / Power will drive many of these conflicts
Conflict and cooperation both help make stories interesting. Make sure to have good amounts of both. Avoid large alliances that never allow for conflict

The setting for our story lines is the State of Los Santos and the counties within it
It’s a state made up of several million people with your characters being a sample of the people in it
While your characters may vary depending on what you prefer the State of Los Santos will act and should be treated as a realistic state
A lot of the balance for a character may come from this

If a player decides to make a psycho killer and go on a spree the player should expect this type of character to be short-lived and once caught to be punished to the fullest extent of the law


Other Rules

Game Mechanics:
 Players should not be using in game mechanics for blatantly unintended purposes just to gain an edge or activities which don’t produce any story based roleplay

Using the carry mechanic or shooting each other with tasers for no reason in the past
Using bikes for robbery scenarios (pedal bikes are exempt)
Using spawn & respawn locations to find players to gain an advantage (Pillbox, Train Station, Jail)
Getting into an altercation and using a Green Zone for safety

 Players may take pictures with their phone using the emote. They may record using a camera
The camera may pick up audio if the player is in range to hear the audio (not through walls/glass etc)

Multiple Characters in the same Org / Gang:
This is not allowed
In general try to avoid creating multiple characters involved in the same story/scenarios and could use the same information to push their goals

Flying without a license or using a stolen aircraft may results in interception from the FistForce
The FistForce is based out of Zancudo Air Base and are authorized to fire upon any unauthorized aircraft flying within the LoveFist Air Space

Do not fly without a valid license

Clone RP:
You can not roleplay the same character on different characters
When you make a new character, it is a clean slate. It is your responsibility to remember who you've met and who you associate with on which character
Crossing between both characters is considered FailRP

Having a Police character and Criminal character with same personality, traits, voice, associations, friendships
Having two characters with the same name, is strictly against the rules
Creating family members to your characters, "Cousins/Brothers/Etc"


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