DarkRP Rules

Abuse:

Misuse of ones power or ability to give oneself an unfair advantage in what would normally be considered a roleplay or 
event situation.
Using staff abilities off duty is prohibited unless eye witnessing a violation of the rules first hand and acting in a way
that enforces the rules.


Appeal:

Typed form used to suggest the reversal of a staff decision.


Assault:

Physically laying hands on another person without their consent.


Bigotry:

Intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.


Camping:

Staying in the same area for an extended time.


Exploit:

To make use of meanly or unfairly for ones own advantage.

Examples:
A. Utilizing an in game bug or mechanic outside its intended use to obtain an advantage.
B. Using a prop to break the map.


Harassment:

To create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct. 

Examples:
A. Spamming insults at another player after being specifically asked to stop.
B. Intentionally trying to get players banned from the Auto RDM Detection.
C. While out of role play not leaving a player alone when asked unless it is rule related.


Racism:

Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that ones own race is superior.


Revenge Kill:

Respawning, after being killed by a player, only to find and kill that player.


Sexual Harassment:

Repeated verbal communication of a sexual explicit nature directed at one person after being asked to stop by said person. 
A one time pick up line is not sexual harassment.


Slander:

Intentionally spreading a lie to others with malicious intent to harm the character of another.


Spam:

Communication, either typed or vocally transmitted, that is repeated with intention to flood a chatroom with an unaltered
message or headphones of another player with an undesired sound.


Teaming:

When two or more players intentionally work towards a common goal.


Threat:

Verbal or physical communication of the intention to cause harm to another person or another persons property.

 

(A) Communication Rules

If you are unsure about something ask a staff member before you do it.

Punishment: None

 

Be respectful to all players out-of-character (OOC.)

Do not mock, ridicule, bully, or use explicit language towards other players.
Debates are okay, however, personal attacks rather than an intellectual standpoint is not okay.

Example: Calling someone "stupid" is not an acceptable debate point.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 2 Day Ban

 

Any threats, harassment, action, or intent to harm other players in the community, the community itself, or the servers or websites related 
there to is absolutely forbidden.

Actions include but are not limited to:
Hacking
Exploiting
Cheating
Scripting
DDOSing
Using a third party program to get an unfair advantage.

Minimum Punishment: 1 Month Ban
Maximum Punishment: Permanent Ban

 

Do not complain about staffing decisions to non-staff members in game or in global chat. 
You are permitted to defend yourself in a sit and correct staff members if they are not properly citing the MOTD.
Appeals or reports can be made on the forums.


Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment:1 Day Ban

 

No advertising other servers or communities without explicit permission from the Owner.

Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: Permanent Ban

 

No microphone spam or chat spam.

Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: 3 Day Ban

 

Do not encourage other players to break rules. 
This includes using ( OOC ) chat which instructs another player to use out of game knowledge to Metagame (defined below.)


Punishment: Punishment of the encouraged broken rule.

 

No pornographic or sexually explicit sprays and/or drawings on the visible surfaces of the playing area.

Minimum Punishment: 3 Month Ban
Maximum Punishment: Permanent Ban


(B) Action Rules

Do not stand in the middle of a door way to prevent players from accessing a room (Body Blocking.)
Intentionally stopping someone from pressing a button with ones player character may be considered as Body Blocking.


Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban

 

Breaking doors intentionally by preventing one side of the door from closing is prohibited. 
You may not block door ways with props in a way that inhibits the ability to pass through the door way.


Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: 3 Day Ban

 

Killing a player during a staff or admin sit or a player who is involved in a staff or admin sit is strictly prohibited.

Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban


(C) Staff Related Rules

Leaving to avoid punishments (LTAP) by any means is forbidden.
You may not kill yourself, change jobs, or disconnect from the server while in an admin sit.

Violators have two minutes to reconnect else will be punished with an additional three day ban.
If a game crash happens getting a screenshot of the error message is enough evidence to make an appeal and get the LTAP removed.

Punishment: 3 Day Ban + Punishment for commited offense.

 

Impersonation of a staff member in any way, shape, or form is strictly forbidden.

Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: Permanent Ban

 

Interfering with a staff sit is not permitted unless that person is a witness to the violation and has a testimony or evidence to supply.

Minimum Punishment: Warn
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban

 

Clarification of all rule interpretations including those not explicitly stated in the rules must be brought before the owner for determination. 
A punishment may or may not be decided based on the severity of the action.
If a punishment is decided the MOTD will update to reflect that decision.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: Permanent Ban

 

Falsifying a staff report and/or slandering another person to get them punished is prohibited.

Minimum Punishment: 1 Week Ban
Maximum Punishment: 1 Month Ban

(A) Random Death Match (RDM)

Killing a player for any invalid reason.

Invalid Reasons include:
A. No reason.
B. Revenge killing.
C. Being mad or aggravated at a player.

Punishment: None


(A-II) Mass Random Death Match (MRDM)

MRDM is defined as three of more counts of RDM within a short period of time, no less than 0 seconds and no more than 60 seconds.
Example: Two counts of RDM 120 seconds apart is not MRDM where as four counts of RDM within 15 seconds is considered MRDM.

Minimum Punishment: Warning
Maximum Punishment: 1 Week + 2 Days Per RDM


(B) Metagaming

Your character may not use information beyond their knowledge. This includes but is not limited any form of revenge killing, private messages 
from other players, or providings ingame information in OOC about yourself or others.


Example:
Using OOC or advert to reveal information you heard off of Discord or Steam private chat.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban


(C) Fear Roleplay (FearRP)

If you are unarmed you must listen to the commands given to you by the person pointing a gun at you. 
If armed you may break FearRP and defend yourself.

In instance another person attacks the gun holder you may break FearRP and attack the gunner.
If you are commanded to do something that would case you to die you may break FearRP.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban


(D) Fail Roleplay (FailRP)

Breaking any of the Job Related rules below not related to killing another player constitutes as FailRP.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban


(E) Erotic Roleplay (ERP)

We do not support Erotic Roleplay on the server. There are minors who play our server and we have zero tolerance to exposing minors
to sexual content. Those who engage in ERP on the servers will be severely punished.


Examples:
Typing out sexual content to another player via text chat.
Using /me to act out sexual activities.
Playing a per-recorded sound involving sexual content via voice chat.
Speaking sexual content via voice chat.
Using the Media Player to play pornographic material.

Minimum Punishment: Warning
Maximum Punishment: Permanent Ban


(F) Kill On Sight (K.O.S.) Line

Kill On Sight (K.O.S.) lines are used to determine if a an unwanted player is trespassing in a player owned base. 
Those who cross the K.O.S. line are allowed to be killed without it being considered RDM.
You may not move the K.O.S. line past a player just to kill that player.


(G) Raiding

Only raiding jobs may raid. You may only occupy a raid for 10 minutes. 
Once you’ve completed your raid, you must leave immediately.
Once you die during a raid or leave the area your participation is over and you may not return to the raid zone unless you are the defender.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 3 Day Ban


(H) Mugging

Only mugging jobs may mug. Muggings may not exceed $1,000. You must grant at least 10 seconds for the victim to comply. 
If the victim does not comply in the time limit or runs away they are now K.O.S. for the mugger. You may not mug groups.


Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban


(I) Building and Basing

The maximum number of fading doors per base is three.
Bases cannot force players to jump, crouch jump, and crouch.
You may not trap people in your base.
You may not build in the streets or on sidewalks unless your Job Related rule states otherwise.
Fading bridges are not allowed.
Placing a 3D2D Textscreen with Building on it at the main entrance of your base protects it from raids.
During this time you may not have money printers inside your base.

Sky bases are not allowed.

Minimum Punishment: Verbal Warning
Maximum Punishment: 1 Day Ban

(A) Businesses

You may hire Free Lancers to come and work for you.
The price of Free Lancers may be negotiated with the Free Lancer Job.
You may charge clients however and whatever you want so long as it does not conflict with other rules.


(B) Free Lancers

You may work for any other Job.
The price you will be paid for work may be negotiated.
You may optionally run your own business and may charge clients however and whatever you want so long as it does not conflict with other rules.


(C-I) Mayor

In the PD, the Mayor has final say on building defenses. In the instance of no mayor then the Police Chief has this say.
The mayor cannot set laws that allow for rule violations or hinder roleplay.
You may not own money printers.


(C-II) Police Chief

In the PD, the has final say on building defenses. In the instance of no mayor then the Police Chief has this say.
You may arrest non-government Jobs past the PD lobby and/or K.O.S. them if they are armed with hostile intent.
You may not raid with criminals.
You may K.O.S. or A.O.S. (Arrest on Sight) if you are assaulted by any means, except Bugbait.
You may not own money printers.


(C-III) Police / SWAT

You must alert players that they are being put under arrest.
You may arrest non-government Jobs past the PD lobby and/or K.O.S. them if they are armed with hostile intent.
You may not raid with criminals.
You must attempt to arrest warranted players first unless the player is armed and not giving up.
You may do warrant-able "base checks" of wanted individuals whose explicit name appears on the door.
You may K.O.S. or A.O.S. (Arrest on Sight) if you are assaulted by any means, except Bugbait.
You may K.O.S. or A.O.S. raiders who are raiding a base.
You may not own money printers.


(D-I) Hobo

You may build in the streets but may not completely block off a pathway.


(D-II) Hobo King

You may build in the streets but may not completely block off a pathway.


(E) Merchants

You may not scam others during a transaction.


(F-I) Builder

You may not interfere with other Builders without their permission.