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PG-RP Rules

Post by Napier on Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:09 pm

No Powergaming or Metagaming
Metagaming and powergaming are very unfair toward other players and can potentially ruin roleplay, therefore the offenses are treated very seriously.

Metagaming can be defined as using Out of Character (OOC) information In Character (IC).

For example:
1. Using an OOC chat like /b, /o, /pm or external applications like Skype, Steam or Xfire to contact someone and distribute IC information.
2. Using someone's nametag to gain IC information about him/her while you've never met ICly.
3. Using Smileys like: "xD Razz :3 Very Happy" in the IC chat.
4. Describing how someone looks like via "/me describes John Smith"

Powergaming can be defined as two things. One of them is forcing actions upon a player, the other is doing superhuman and unrealistic actions.

For example:
1. Using a /me and forcing the action to be successful without letting the other party respond. (Point 1)
2. Roleplaying lifting up a vehicle with one hand and throwing it away. (Point 2)

Professional Gaming Roleplay administrators will punish you if they deem your actions unrealistic, supernatural, or unfair towards another party. This includes but is not limited to:

Swimming without the right attire - For example, on a casual day most people would not swim fully clothed to a public fishing boat in a bay.
Olympic Swimming - Swimming (while fully clothed) for long periods of time, without roleplaying any physical exhaustion whatsoever.
Non-RPly changing clothes.
Non-Rply adding NOS/hydraulics.
Bunnyhopping - Repeatedly pressing the jump key to get around faster on foot.
Not roleplaying fear - Showing a lack of emotions in situations were people would normally be very frightened.
Ramboing - Running towards someone while they are aiming at you / opening fire upon you.
Chickenrunning - Running from side-to-side away from someone, jumping around or etcetera whilst someone is opening fire upon you (either with a firearm OR taser).
Provoking - Intentionally harassing other players so that they will retaliate.
Ninjajacking - Pressing "F" or "enter" to jack someone's vehicle without roleplaying your actions.
Tapping the 'lean forward' key while riding a bike - to gain a large and unrealistic speed increase. This includes tapping on push bikes (bicycles).
Taking the fishing Reefer out of Palomino bay - It is unfair towards other players who wish to use it.
Using side-job vehicles for personal use - It is unfair towards players wishing to use the vehicles for their intended purpose.
Payday Rushing (PR) - Players are expected to walk in and out of the townhall as well as inside. Running or jogging is considered unrealistic.
Driver-shooting - Using Grand Theft Auto's drive by mechanic, as the driver of a vehicle is not allowed due to the excessive damage it causes compared to on foot gun usage.
Asspulling - Taking out a concealed (meaning not visibly holstered) weapon without the use of a /me, /ame or /do.
Carsurfing - Standing on top of a moving vehicle. Some vehicles (eg. pick-up trucks) are exempt from this.
Using a skin that doesn't fit your character's race - in other words - using a white skin while roleplaying as a black person, or using a black skin while roleplaying as a white person.
Non-RP driving - This includes, but is not limited to: heavy offroading with non-offroad vehicles, stunting, mountain climbing, cliff jumping, drifting on sidewalks.
Unrealistic driving - We find it highly unrealistic to disregard road laws for completely no reason. If you're found driving recklessly for no IC reason - you might be questioned and punished. This includes, but is not limited to: cutting corners, running red lights, driving on pavements, going way above the speed limit or doing burnouts.
Crossing roadblocks - It is not realistic to cross or go around police roadblocks just to get from A to B faster. You are expected to take a detour in such a situation.
Demanding an OOC promise from a player - you are not allowed to ask a player for an OOC promise that they won't rob or scam you. Using such information ICly would be considered as metagaming, that's why we've decided to disallow it completely.
Locking a vehicle in a Non-RP manner. - Quickly locking your vehicle in an OOC manner where your character would be unable to do so. (e.g. while downed or held at gunpoint)
Rush Tasing - Using a taser while a suspect has a firearm withdrawn, or has it aimed at you. This provides an unfair advantage to Law Enforcement and in the interest of fairness is considered powergame. This rule also applies with beanbag shotguns.

No Death Matching (DM).
You may not kill players without any- or with a weak reason.

Deathmatching is when you are killing / inflicting injuries upon a player for a reason that does not justify such extreme actions, or without a reason at all.
Murders/shootouts/brawls are to be be fully roleplayed.

Other offenses related to deathmatching that are strictly prohibited include, but are not limited to:

Non-RP brawling - You are required to use a proper, detailed /me if you want to start a brawl. It is not acceptable to start hitting a player with no roleplay whatsoever, you have to roleplay attacking them beforehand. You should also wait with the brawl for at least 1-2 seconds after sending the message, to allow the other player to read it. The /me for starting a brawl has to be detailed, actions such as "/me rushes X" are not considered sufficient.

Revenge Killing - Killing, injuring or engaging with a player who has previously killed you. After your character gets killed - they no longer remember anything about their death, and you're not allowed to use your OOC knowledge about the death in any way ICly.
Returning to the scene of your death for any reason (e.g, retrieving your vehicle) is not allowed and you should wait until the situation has come to an end before returning to the area. This includes doing these things with an alternative character.

Car-parking - Using a vehicle to park on top of somebody with the intention to injure/kill them. GTA SA mechanics allow you to easily kill someone by driving over them and leaving them under your car for a couple seconds - parking a car over a body would not kill a person in real life and therefore is not allowed.

Car ramming - Using a vehicle to ram another player (on foot or in a vehicle) without a proper reason or any roleplay.
Note: You are allowed to ram a player without a /me in a situation when you have no time to type it (eg. the person is running away or you need the surprise factor). However, you are expected to roleplay something about the ramming - letting the other player know that it was intentional and was not deathmatching. This should be done as soon as possible after the ram.

Terrorist Roleplay - Roleplay acts like suicide-bombing, kamikaze attacks and etc are strictly prohibited unless you have permission from an administrator.

Bomb Roleplay - If someone wishes to RP a bomb, they need admin permission for it. In order to obtain admin permission you must provide screenshots of in depth roleplay of making the bomb and the /time should be included. You must make the bomb yourself, unless you are in a faction that has access to these kind of weaponry, eg. the State Police (C4 charges etc).

Character Kills (CK) cannot be forced upon a player.
Every player must agree to the CK OOCly

A Character Kill is when you agree to have your character's life ended (via death, and not eg. leaving the country), and must get a namechange using /changemyname and begin to roleplay a completely new character. You may not bring back a previously CKed character.

Committing suicide to avoid roleplay/arrest results in a CK. Suicides must be fully roleplayed.

Committing suicide to avoid Roleplay/arrest with Non-RP actions and clear intentions of getting out of a situation will result in a temporary ban AND a CK. This includes taking out a gun or reaching for it while held at gunpoint by police officers / other players.

Most illegal factions reserve the right to force a CK upon you for any IC reason when you become a member - make sure to carefully read through the rules in their forum section/thread to avoid misunderstandings.

Cutting off limbs, kicking out teeth or doing any other kind of permanent damage to a character falls under similar rules as PKs and CKs. It's allowed, but the dismembered person is free to decide whether they want to roleplay the effects permanently or just until the end of the roleplay scenario they were wounded in.

If your character has not died scriptwise and did not receive injuries that would give him zero chances of survival, but you still decide to roleplay being dead - it means that your character will be CK'ed. However, if heavy injuries have been inflicted to you by a second party (eg. being rammed off a bike or shot during a drive-by) and you end up dying during the roleplay - your death will be a PK and not a CK.

CLEO mods are allowed as long as they don't fall under the definition of a hacking tool.
Hacks are strictly prohibited.

The use of CLEO mods is allowed given that the mod(s) do not give an advantage over another player. Mods like these are considered acceptable:

First person mod
ELM (for emergency factions only)
ENB series
Radar mods
Cruise Control (this one)
SnowFX (only during winter)
Reloading mods (reload whenever you press a button)

Mods that give you weapons, health, money, teleports or advantages similar to hack programs are prohibited. Tools like camhack are only allowed with permission from an administrator.

General rules about Spamming you need to know.

You may not spam any IC chats.
The reasoning behind this rule should be quite clear. Other players intend to roleplay around you and the spamming of a chat will make it more difficult for them to do so. As such, action will be taken against spammers. The use of keybinds is not exempt from this rule, unless the bind has meaningful information in it.

Do not spam commands such as /report.
Administrators have multiple duties in which they need to adhere to. We understand that players who are breaking the rules can be frustrating but admins will usually have a queue of things they must attend to first. Rest assured that your report will be looked at.

Spam-robbing and spam-scamming is not allowed.
You are allowed to scam and rob players, although scamming / robbing should not be treated as a sidejob. (Participating in more than 3 robberies in less than 24 hours.) If you are short of cash, please use the sidejobs which are provided on the server, instead of repeating mentioned actions.

Spam robbing and spam scamming is defined as repeatedly and intentionally using the same / similar method to conduct crime to gain cash. Robberies and scams are enticed to be fully roleplayed and thought out before their conduction. Players are limited to two major scams a week and one major robbery a day. Administrative permission may be given to continue past these limits with proof of pre-meditated roleplay. You may, however rob several people at once in a situation of needed crowd control without breaching this rule.

This rule applies differently to factions, and groups larger than 3 individuals who are not in a faction that lead a robbery. As a group you are all making the decision to rob, therefore this rule will apply to your group being an individual.

Example 1: Having 10 people from your faction rob 10 different places within a day is not allowed, as the 10 people are all part of the same faction. As a faction, you may only rob up to 3 times within 24 hours.
Example 2: Having 2 people from your faction rob two separate stores as a distraction, while 5 people from your faction rob a bank as the main focus counts as 3 individual robberies. After having done two distractions and one main focus, you may not rob for another 24 hours.
Example 3: Having members of your faction rob Montgomery Bank, then a few hours later proceed to rob Palomino Creek Bank is not allowed, as bank robberies are considered to be a major robbery. As stated above, you may only have one major robbery per day. You may still rob two smaller businesses such as pizza stacks, bars, and stores after having only done one major robbery.

Money farming is prohibited on this server.

Creating accounts for the sole reason of gaining money is not something that would be possible in real life and as such we have deemed it to be unacceptable.

It is also not allowed to temporarily transfer donator levels back and forth between accounts in order to use certain donator benefits, such as payday cash/XP bonuses. The donator level transfer feature has been designed for situations such as giveaways upon leaving the server or purchasing a donator level for a friend, not for harvesting bonuses on multiple accounts at the same time.

The robbery limit is $10,000 and the scamming limit is $50,000.

We feel that it is unrealistic and unfair for players to be robbed/scammed of amounts that exceed those stated above. It can be difficult for players to make significant money in the server and we feel that there should be some protection of the funds gained by the players. The player being robbed / scammed MUST be level three or higher, aswell as the one robbing / scamming.

You may only rob up to $5,000 if you are forcing someone to take money from any of their assets or their bank account.

If you were scammed off your money - you are allowed to rob the scammer afterwards for as much as he scammed off you, plus the usual robbery limit. So if you were scammed for 30.000$ by Player X - you are allowed to pursue them and rob them for up to 40.000$ afterwards.

You may not rob any player who is level 1 or 2.
You may not force any player into a roleplay with sexual harassment, unless both parties agree OOC'ly.
Killing after/before a robbery/scam (or attempted robbery/scam) is disallowed, unless the victim accepts the kill via /do.
Revealing the identity of a member of a secretive faction/division via OOC means is forbidden.
You may not use the advertisement function to barter for illicit merchandise.
In game objects may not be sold for Real life cash.
You may not distribute faction weapons OR armour.
Roleplaying as any animal such as: Dogs or Cats is strictly forbidden.\
You may not name your character after a famous person.
Using OOC methods to escape roleplay is strictly forbidden.

If you know any rule which is not stated above, you can just fill the form below and I will add that rule if I think that it should be there.


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Re: PG-RP Rules

Post by Napier on Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Post here if you think that I forget any rules.


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