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Ingame Rules

Post by Jeffrey on Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:18 pm

1. Common Courtesy

Be kind to others and think before you type. There is no need to be hurtful or abusive, especially towards staff members who are here to help you. This rule can be explained with the following quote: "You shall never bother others, you shall be both fair and kind, and whatever else you do, I shall not mind."

If you think another player has violated the server rules, you are not allowed to do the same. In some situations it may seem like a rule was broken, while in reality that is not really the case. In regards to that, you should not disrupt, stall or void roleplay unless an admin explicitly tells you to. Examples:

Quitting the game to avoid an arrest because you were (in your opinion) being arrested for no reason.
Repeatedly refusing to roleplay until an admin comes to your aid after you made a report.
If you are in the middle of an IC situation and another player is speaking to you OOCly in an attempt to disrupt your roleplay or simply contact you, you may ignore them. However, if an admin is trying to contact you, it is your obligation to respond. Refusing to reply to an admin's messages may get you punished.

In Los Santos Roleplay (in-game, forums, IRC, Teamspeak or any other of our services), admin instructions are final, whether they are stated in the rules or not — they should be accepted and followed at all times.

If you come across a bug on any of our services, you are required to report it. Exploiting bugs is prohibited and will get you permanently banned. It is your obligation to report rule-breakers as well.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity.
In IC chat, speak only ICly and in English. Do not use internet language ICly (lol, omg, etc). In public OOC chats like /b, use only English. If you want to speak in another language ICly, you have to write in English, but with a [Language] tag in front of your text, for example — John_Smith says: [Spanish] Hey, what's up?

If you've got a question related to the server, use the in-game command /helpme. If you've got a problem with someone then feel free to request help with /re. Do not message our testers and admins directly.

You are allowed to be AFK (Away From Keyboard) for up to 10 minutes, provided you are not in a highly populated area or an area where people are likely to attempt to roleplay with you. AFK in public at own risk.

If you believe a staff member is abusing their power then you can read through this topic and file a report.

2. Metagaming

Using Out Of Character information In Character (metagaming) is not allowed. Inciting someone to metagame is also against the rules. This includes emoting information that other people have no reason to currently know — your /me's and /do's should not state what others cannot see, hear, touch, smell or taste. Examples:

John_Smith reads Sam_Johnson's OOC nametag and roleplays that he now knows him.
Adam_West messages John_Smith OOCly and tells him that he is being robbed at his house. John_Smith then decides to change his IC plans in such a way so that he can help Adam_West.
* Adam_West begins to think about killing the men who attacked him.
Punishments: Anything from an admin-jail to a ban depending on the severity and outcome of your actions.
VoIP programs such as Teamspeak and Skype can be used In Character only by official law enforcement factions like PD and SD. No other players are allowed to communicate IC using real life voice chat programs.

3. Powergaming

Powergaming can be defined as performing acts that are not humanly possible; forcing roleplay on others without giving them a fair chance; making up things which did not happen so that you can benefit; roleplaying things which are not possible script-wise so that you can gain an unfair advantage. Examples:

* John_Smith picks up a bus and throws it at SAN tower.
* John_Smith kicks Adam_West in the head, causing him to go unconscious.
Getting off the ground and running away after you have been tazed by a police officer.
Roleplaying that an item is not on you ICly when it's already on you script-wise. (e.g. during frisks)
Roleplaying that your strip club is guarded by non-player characters (NPCs).
You will need the OOC consent of all players on scene if you wish to roleplay with things that do not exist script-wise. The only exceptions to this are snake/dash cams and alarms used by PD, SD, DOC, FD and GOV.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to an admin-jail depending on severity.
Do not heal during or right after confrontations such as fights and shootouts.

No advertising of illegal items/services using /ad and /cad.

When brandishing large weapons (golf club, bat, shovel, pool cue, katana, shotgun, combat shotgun, MP5, AK-47, M4, county rifle and sniper rifle), roleplay taking them out with /me's instead of just scrolling them.

4. Abuse of SA-MP Physics

SA-MP physics and movements in-game are hardcoded and cannot be changed via scripting so the following is forbidden to avoid non-roleplay situations:

Bunnyhopping — jumping repeatedly to move around quicker.
Olympic swimming — continuously swimming without roleplaying that you are exhausted.
Hopping/Tapping on bikes/motorcycles — hopping about continuously or tapping W to go faster.
Chicken-running — running around in a zig-zag motion to avoid being hit by bullets.
Ninja-jacking — pulling players out of their vehicles with no roleplay.
Vehicle surfing — being on top of a vehicle to ride it, instead of being inside of it. This includes pretending someone is in the trunk of your car while they are actually on the roof. If you wish to kidnap someone and roleplay them as being in the trunk, they will have to occupy a script-wise seat.
Punishments: Anything from a warning to an admin-jail. BMX permissions can be revoked if abused.
You are allowed to ninja-jack when being chased.

You are allowed to ride in and shoot from the back of trucks and boats. You are also allowed to have one person surfing on your bicycle as if they are standing on the pegs or sitting on the handlebars.

5. Third Party Modifications

Third party modifications that give you an unfair advantage over other players are not allowed. Think before you install programs or mods, because if we find out that you are using something you should not, you will be banned permanently. If you think or know someone is cheating, it is your obligation to report them.
Punishments: Permanent ban. Cheating is that serious.
Cam hack may only be used with admin approval and supervision.

Keybinds are allowed, but must not be used as a replacement for typing out commands during confrontations.

The ELM CLEO modification is allowed, but only for PD, SD and FD members who are on duty.

Modifications that change the shape (height, width, etc) of GTA:SA's original skins and objects are forbidden.

6. Deathmatching

Killing another person without a sufficient roleplay reason (deathmatching) is not allowed. Unnecessary provoking falls under this rule as well.

This also includes revenge killing — when you respawn after being executed and then kill (or at least attempt to) the person who has just murdered you. Your In Character memory is wiped off everything that led up to your death when you are killed, so you should forget about your attacker.
Punishments: Anything from a kick to a ban depending on the severity and outcome of your actions.
With regards to revenge killing: if you are saved by the medics (FD) after being brutally wounded then you are allowed to continue the roleplay with your memory intact.

If you have been killed and you do not know why, you may ask your killer for a clarification. If you are the killer and you are being asked that same question, you are required to provide your victim with an answer.

Only /invited members of official factions can do contract kills. This is to stop random civilians from advertising themselves as hitmen in order to randomly murder others for payment. Temporary exceptions to this sub-rule can be decided on by the Head of Factions.

7. Safezones

You must not commit crime (holding up and general harassing is included) in highly populated areas or areas that would realistically be watched over by security forces. The locations covered by this rule are:

Los Santos Airport
City Hall in Pershing Square
Banks (unless performing a bank robbery)
Vehicle dealerships
Verona Mall (inside only)
Hospitals
Los Santos High School
Santa Maria fishing pier
All PD/SD stations and headquarters
Prison lobby
Ocean Docks Loading Bay (i.e. the ship used by truckers)
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to an admin-jail depending on severity.
If the criminal roleplay leads to the area then you are allowed to continue.
8. Disgusting Roleplay
Unless prior OOC permission is given by all parties involved, the following is strictly forbidden on this server:

Rape
Cannibalism
Pedophilia
Bestiality
Necrophilia
Dismemberment
Sexual harassment (any type of sexual roleplay, including touching someone inappropriately)
If prior OOC permission is given by all parties involved, the roleplay must happen away from anybody else, where it will not potentially be interrupted. Subjecting others to see disgusting roleplay falls under this rule.
Punishments: Temporary or permanent ban depending on severity.
If you begin to feel uncomfortable during disgusting roleplay, even after giving permission, you're allowed to stop it immediately by informing all other players involved.

9. Robbing & Scamming

Robbing is defined as taking someone's possessions (like money) by force or threat of force. Scamming is defined as hiring another person for a service (like prostitution), or agreeing to buy/sell a certain good (like a gun/drug) and then refusing to pay/give it. Robberies and scams must be done strictly In Character.

All characters involved in robberies and scams must be level 5 or higher. You can rob a maximum of $500. You can scam a maximum of $50,000. House, business and vehicle scams are not allowed.

You are not allowed to kill a player after robbing/scamming them unless they bring it upon themselves by showing attitude or obvious non-compliance. If you've been robbed/scammed, you're allowed to rob back all of your cash/goods. There are no limits to how many weapons/drugs/cargo you can rob off another player.

Loaning and gambling is done at your own risk and is not covered by this rule. Admins will not help you if you loan money/properties to other people and they do not return them, or if your money gets stolen while you are gambling. If a person runs off with your assets or gets banned, then the things with that person are gone. Only give your stuff to people you trust and only gamble if you are willing to accept a potential loss.
Punishments: Anything from an admin-jail to a temporary ban depending on severity.
In order to keep a good balance between fun and confusion, bank robberies require admin approval and supervision. You can ask for such a permission through /re. The rules for robbing a bank are as follows:

There must be at least 30 PD and/or SD online and on duty. Use the command /onduty to check.
You need to inform the admin of everything you have planned out before actually starting the heist.
As soon as you brandish your gun in a bank, silent alarms go off and law enforcement is informed.
There is no roof access to any bank inside of Los Santos.
10. Prison Rules & Privileges
1 on 1 fights between inmates outside of the boxing ring require 2+ guards on duty. Attacking a guard or starting a brawl (3+ people) requires 4+ guards on duty. Breaking out of prison requires admin permission and supervision, as well as 6+ guards on duty. To check the amount of guards on duty, use the command /onduty.
Punishments: Anything from a verbal warning to a ban depending on severity.
The prison has a CCTV camera system that covers 100% of the facility, except cell interiors (who leaves/enters cells is recorded). There's a control room watching over the prison CCTVs, so if no guards are present in an obviously monitored location and a violent situation happens, /pm a DOC member on duty.
11. Destroying Property
You are required to have In-Game Lead Admin (+4) approval and supervision to burn/destroy a property. You can ask for such a permission through /re, but make sure you have a sufficient IC reason behind your plans.
Punishments: Admin-jail or a temporary ban depending on severity.
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