River City Server Rules and Guidelines

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This is an 18+ Server! While we do accept all ages, parents are advised to monitor their child's game play. RiverCityRP will not be responsible for any damages, physical or mental resulting from gameplay in our city.

General Rules -

Malicious Attacks - Roleplaying sexual assault (such as non-consensual touching, rape, etc.) is not allowed and will result in an instant permanent ban. Personal attacks also fall under this rule.

Cheating/Exploiting - Cheating or using a known exploit will result in an instant permanent ban. If you find an issue in the game you think may be exploitable please notify staff.

Microphone - A microphone is required to be within the RiverCity community. If found without you may be kicked on the spot and a ban may be issued until you can prove you have a working microphone. To check if your microphone is working press “n” (The default push to talk key) and check if the voice range indicator in the bottom left of your screen lights up blue. If it does not try restoring your voice settings to default.

RDM - Random Death Match. An interaction with a player MUST be established before you can kill someone. This is a role playing server, excuses such as "I am roleplaying a mass murderer" will not be accepted. The only exception to this rule are kill on sight areas. All illegal activity zones are kill on sight areas, no matter if marked on the map or not. Terrorist roleplay is not acceptable under any circumstances and will fall under the RDM rule with a harsher outcome.

RVDM - Random Vehicle Deathmatch. Randomly running over others is not acceptable and will result in an instant ban. You can run someone over if they pose a threat or you have a sufficient character reason to do so. Police may and will pit manoeuvre within reason.

Combat logging - Logging out during a role play situation as it did not go the way you wanted. This includes being downed, the situation is not finished just because you were downed.

Combat storing - Combat storing to avoid being robbed/arrested is not permitted. This includes garaging vehicles.

Safe Zones - Garages, apartments and clothes shops (orange shirt icon) are considered safe zones. In a safe zone vehicles can not be stolen and people can not be harmed. No Illegal activities should be performed in safe zones including things like doughnuts or drifting. It is not acceptable to flee from police or other players into a safe zone. If this happens to report it, do not follow players into the zone.

Theft of Emergency Vehicles - The theft of Police or EMS vehicles is against the rules and will result in at least a warning.

NLR - New Life Rule. If you are declared DEAD (Respawn) you cannot return to the situation you were involved in, nor can you partake in it for 15 minutes. You can return with another character but may not get involved. If the situation moves location and you accidentally get caught up in it, you must make all efforts to leave. This rule also applies to all including Police and Emergency Services. If incapacitated but able to be revived by EMS, the incapacitated party will remember all details up until the point of being knocked out. Being incapacitated does not make the person immune from arrest/police action.

Trolling/Griefing - Trolling or griefing eg. tasing someone 15 times in a row so they can not move is against the rules.

Chat - Using chat in a disrespectful manner will result in kicks and bans. If you feel disrespected or feel you need support please approach the staff team, they're ok people I promise.

Metagaming - Metagaming is not permitted under any circumstances, stream sniping is included in this rule.

Power Gaming - This involves using either game or roleplay mechanics to alter a situation so it best suits your desires. Remember you are not the only person playing on RiverCity, you must be willing to roleplay a situation to its fullest and not ruin the experience of others.

Roleplay Standards - When in-game, you should never break character unless spoken to by a member of the staff team. You must always keep a high level of roleplay standard when playing. We understand that each situation you approach may be different and we will apply common sense when enforcing this guideline, however, if you are interacting with someone, the encounter should be enjoyable for both parties. A lack of role play in these scenarios promises the opposite and you should be considering the interaction seriously, including the risk versus what potential consequences it could bring to your character down the line.

AFK - Do not go AFK for periods longer than ten minutes, you will be kicked. Repeated AFK offences may result in a warning, leading to a ban.

Value of your Own Life - At all times you must value your life as if it were your last. If you're at a clear disadvantage, for example, a gun pointed to the back of your head whilst you're looking the other direction, you must comply with their demands. If you are outnumbered 3 to 1 you must comply.

Valuing Other’s Lives - If a person values their own life, for instance, follows orders when at gunpoint, you may not kill them. If a person is non-cooperative then you do not have to value their life. This rule also covers the lives of people you are playing at peace with. No matter if "friend IRL", you may not RDM.

Death Avoidance - Passing money or weapons as you are about to die/dead on the ground to save money is not permitted as it avoids the death system. This includes asking someone not involved or appraised on the situation to use whitelist powers to save your inventory.

Fort Zancudo - Entering the military base is prohibited. This will be considered FailRP as IRL you would be shot in the head on sight. Vehicles in Zancudo are blacklisted and entering them will result in an automatic ban by the console.

Restraints - If you are in restraints (hands up or police restraints) you must broadcast in the game what you are saying on Discord/Teamspeak/group unless your communication devices have been taken. (Take communications by /me takes communication devices, or verbally.)

No string robbing players - If you decide to rob a player or group of players in one location, you must wait at least 1 hour before robbing the same player. Going around and robbing every player you see does not benefit the roleplay on the server and if anything, diminishes it. Robbing a player should be well thought out and should be fairly uncommon. Robbing in a very public location is unrealistic and ruins the experience on the server. Be smart and creative about who and where you rob. Please note no more than $50k clean or $75k dirty can be demanded from a robbery.

Unrealistic Phone Use - Using a phone while in Police custody/Prison is considered failRP - this includes sending messages and tweeting.

Kidnapping - If you intend to kidnap another, you must play the situation out in one sitting and do so efficiently. No one wants to sit in a drawn out stale situation while taking no part themselves. While all players can be targeted for kidnapping (Police require 6 Police online to kidnap a policeman), EMS can ONLY be kidnapped or shot in situations where they are not valuing their life such as entering the middle of a robbery situation, reasoning for this being that they are a resource that can not be tied up.

Visual mods - We do allow visual mods as long as they don’t give an unfair advantage. (You are allowed map mods that add street names)

Whitelist Power Abuse - Being whitelisted is a privilege that should not be abused. Examples of such are handing out police firearms, choosing not to revive as EMS without sufficient reason or using abilities such as jailing outside of an RP situation. Follow the rules of your role.

Character Rules -

Reasonable Name - While names that are a joke are allowed, creating a name that is offensive or makes no sense is not accepted. If the steam name you are presently using is seen as offensive you may be kicked until it is changed.

Default Danny - When in character creation you must customise your character to not fit the appearance of the default spawn in model or "Default Danny". If you leave spawn while still at a default appearance you will be taken to the hospital to change it at your own cost.

Textures and appearance - The clothes shop is still in development and as such there are textures and appearance options in the shop that are unable to be used. Please make sure your character has all of their limbs and make sure you are not using any scuffed/black and white checkered textures.

Register in the CAD - Press the page down key, click on the CAD option and after you have registered an account, register your character within the CAD. This process should also be completed for all vehicles.

Nudity - Character models with nudity are permitted, but please keep in mind that people do stream. In addition, you can and will be arrested for indecent exposure.

Impersonation of Police and Emergency Services - Impersonation of Police/EMS/Mechanics/Military is strictly forbidden. You may not use their character clothes/outfits.

Character Death (Perma Death) - In the event of character death/disfigurement, the situation must be agreed upon by both parties involved - unless there is sufficient in character reasoning behind it.

Interactions with Police / Robberies and crime -

ALL robberies and interactions outside of Kill on Sight zones with Police must be preceded with some sort of RP (Even if it is, “we’re robbing this bank get out of our way”). Elevated marksmen eg. snipers should only be used as an RP tool and scout but are welcome to shoot once known and RP has ended in a shootout. Failure to follow this falls under the RDM rule.

Kill on Sight zones (KoS) - Money washing, black market/drug lord locations and any drug location in general. Meth vans also fall under this rule but every attempt should be made to be producing these drugs out of sight. Using this rule to make a KoS zone in a public area is against the rules.

Cop Baiting - Cop baiting is not permitted. Do not purposefully try and get police attention by doing things you would not do with an officer present. This includes but is not limited to; burning out in the middle of intersections, purposefully revving your motor at lights to bait a pullover/chase, purposely committing traffic violations in the vicinity of a police officer or deliberately returning to a chase to keep evading when you have already escaped.

Wanted Level - Criminals should be mindful of the attention from the police that their actions may generate. Give 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. Unpaid fines will also result in longer sentences. Keep your crimes well hidden.

/ME Command - You must RP take your weapon out using /me unless it’s a Class 1 or below weapon. Police are allowed to sling a weapon but have to /me taking the weapon from the sling due to not being able to possess a bag. If you are a civilian and you must possess a bag or be beside a car boot or door to /me a large weapon from it. Exiting a vehicle does not require the /me command to pull a weapon.

Below is a list of weapon classes.

Legal (With License) - Hammer, Crowbar, Pipe Wrench, Golf Club, NightStick, Double Action Revolver (donator gun), Stun Gun, Flare Gun, Pistol, Combat Pistol.

Class 1 - Knife, Knuckle Dusters, Baseball Bat, Broken Bottle, Dagger, Switchblade, Hatchet, Machete, Heavy Pistol, 50 Cal Pistol, Sawn-off Shotgun, Machine pistol.

Class 2 - Battle Axe, Mini SMG, Micro SMG, SMG, Combat PDW, Assault Rifle, Gussenberg Sweeper, Sweeper Shotgun, Bullpup Shotgun, Advanced Rifle.

Class 3 - Assault SMG, MG, Combat MG, AP Pistol, Carbine Rifle, Compact Rifle, Special Carbine, Bullpup Rifle Assault Shotgun, Heavy Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Heavy Sniper Rifle, Minigun.

Explosives - Molotov Cocktails, Grenades, Pipe Bombs, Sticky Bombs, Smoke Grenades, Compact Grenade Launcher, Grenade Launcher, RPG.

Below is a list of robberies with the weapon class allowed and the maximum number of perps that may attend (Can take less if you want to). Hostages can be used for all robberies EXCEPT convenience store robberies.Convenience store robberies are also the only robberies in which both perps should be inside the store.

Store Robberies - Class 1 and Below. 2 Perps maximum. No hostage, no one outside building to shoot. 2 Police on Duty.

Vehicle Theft Missions - Class 1 and Below. 2 Perps maximum. No hostage, no secondary vehicle shooting to kill. 2 Police on Duty.

Jewellery Shop - Class 2 and Below. 3 Perps Maximum. 3 Police on Duty.

Bar Robberies - Class 2 and Below. 4 Perps Maximum including any outside shooters/drivers. 4 Police on Duty.

Ammunation Robbery - Class 3 and Below. 4 Perps Maximum including any outside shooters/drivers. 4 Police on Duty.

Bank Robberies - Class 3 and Below. 5 Perps Maximum including any outside shooters/drivers. 6 Police on Duty.

Life Invader - Class 3 and Below. 6 Perps Maximum including any outside shooters/drivers. 8 Police on Duty.

Humane Labs - Explosives and Below. 8 Perps Maximum including any outside shooters/drivers. 10 Police on Duty.
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