1. Community Respect This is the first and most important rule, as most (if not all) other rules fall under this one. You should be respectful to other players and administrators. You should always keep in mind that whatever you do in-game, it should not infringe on others' capacity to enjoy the game. Do Not: Repeatedly send someone angry or offensive out-of-character messages because of an in-character subject or event. Deliberately argue with an administrator because you disagree with a administrative ruling. 2. Deathmatching Killing another player's character for little or no in-character reason is strictly forbidden. Deliberately attempting to incite a fight with little to no reason is likewise not allowed. Do Not: Stroll up to another player and start insulting them in-character with the sole intention of escalating the situation to a fight. Shoot or punch a random player to death with no justifiable in-character reason. Use a vehicle to plow through a group of people with no justifiable in-character reason. 3. Revenge Killing You are not allowed to seek out and/or kill anyone involved with your character's death. When you are killed, your character loses all memory leading up to and including their death unless they were rescued by paramedics. This may involve no longer knowing or recognizing your killer(s) after dying. You must also do your absolute best to avoid the player(s) who killed you for at least 48 hours, and definitely not kill them, provoke them, or otherwise engage them in any role play situation. Player Kill definition If you are killed by a player, or a group of players, you will forget everything involving your character and the opposing character(s) in that situation. If you are killed in an area that is not crucial to your character (house, or job), you may not return there for another two hours. If you kill another player by a PK, you must roleplay as you’ve killed them. Do Not: Track down the individual(s) responsible for your character's death (you lost memory of the situation). Utilize your gang affiliation or motives as a means to enact revenge on your killer(s). Have one of your friends or associates track down your killer(s) and take revenge on them. 4. Powergaming Roleplaying on the behalf of other players or NPCs (if roleplaying for that NPC grants an advantage) is classified as powergaming. This includes roleplaying as a character that is not on your account without permission from an administrator. Roleplaying an NPC for the purposes of character development or immersion without granting any advantages, however, is permitted. Other forms of powergaming include acting in ways that are physically impossible for your character, roleplaying retroactively, or failing to indicate that you are drawing a large weapon. A list of weapons that can be scrolled without additional description is listed below. Equipping all other weapons must be indicated via an emote. As a driver of a vehicle/motorcycle, you may only shoot forward and to the sides, however you may not shoot behind you. You may not pull a weapon with no roleplay if you are at gunpoint. If you are at gunpoint, you must roleplay (with a /me) that you are taking your weapon out. This applies for all weapons. Spoiler: Weapons that can be scrolled without being indicated prior in a /me. Switchblade Knuckle Duster Antique Cavalry Dagger Hammer Nightstick Knife Combat Pistol Flare Gun Heavy Pistol Heavy Revolver Marksman Pistol Pistol Pistol .50 SNS Pistol Stun Gun Vintage Pistol Grenade Tear Gas Molotov Cocktail Pipe Bomb Players cannot solely use the in game mechanics to steal another player's vehicle whilst said vehicle is occupied. The situation must be role-played out between both parties. Downed state definition (WASTED SCREEN) You are incapacitated. You cannot move by yourself. You cannot attack. You cannot use your phone. How to roleplay firearm damage. 200-100 HP can be treated as damage to your vest 99-50 HP is to be treated as a flesh wound. 49-1 HP is to be treated as a center mass shot. 0 HP You are incapacitated. You may barely move your arms, and speak in /low. How to deal with vehicle collisions. You are to roleplay all damage dealt to your car. You are not to head on wreck into other vehicles(even lag slam head on ramming). If you head on wreck into a stationary object with your vehicle at a speed above 45 MPH, you will need to roleplay that that vehicle is disabled for that situation. Do Not: Roleplay that you purchased a bomb from an NPC organization, and then use the “bomb” to destroy something. Use an NPC to call 911 if your character is incapable of doing so (location does not matter). Punch somebody in-character and then inform them through /do or /b that they would be unconscious. Roleplay actions or instructions that you claim to have received from a NPC (kill, hurt or shoot someone, etc.) Roleplay having a weapon on you that you do not actually have script-wise. Role play that you hid an item / weapon somewhere when it is on your character (if it is on you, it is on you.) Search a vehicle inventory and role play seeing a weapon / item without role playing the search and location of the weapon / item. Fire a weapon behind you in order to fend off an attacker / police vehicle. 5. Metagaming Communicating information that your character does not know to others, sharing information via /me or /do that other characters would not feasibly be able to see or otherwise interpret, sharing out-of-character information through an in-character medium, or taking in-character action based on information gained from an out-of-character source are all classified as metagaming. Only authorized legal organizations are permitted to use TeamSpeak for in-character communication. 5.1 Chat Box Rules You cannot use internet slang or unrealistic abbreviations in in-character chats, nor can you use symbols other than standard punctuation, except when appropriate (i.e. in-character emails, text messages, or other digital communication). You are not permitted to use languages other than English publicly, in-character or out-of-character, except common words for flavor purposes. Nonstandard punctuation (i.e. smileys or other constructs) is not permitted. To indicate a pause in conversation, you can use an ellipsis – “…” – and to indicate a sudden break in conversation, you can use a dash – “—“. Finally, only certain varieties of legal organizations are permitted to use Teamspeak for in-character communication. 5.2 FiveRP GTA HD Universe FiveRP is set within the GTA HD Universe. We replace the same states and cities that the GTA HD universe replaces. Spoiler: Replacement Locations San Andreas = California Los Santos = Los Angeles San Fierro = San Francisco Liberty = New York Liberty City = New York City North Yankton = North Dakota Vice City = Miami - Florida Las Venturas = Las Vegas - Nevada Please note, events that happen in the real world will be reflected onto FiveRP as long as it does not directly target a group of individuals Ex: LAPD’s building setting on fire. All items from GTA are being retained, however the story of GTA:V hasn't taken place yet. FiveRP uses the HD Universe to construct a story of it's own; the brands (Bravado, Pisswasser, Binco, etc.) do exist. Real life brands for vehicles are not to be carried over, however cosmetic brands, (Armani, Gucci, Smith and Wesson, Remington, etc.) do exist because of the lack of designer branding. Do Not: Use out-of-character communication (in any form) to summon a friend to help you elude the police or an attacker. Using emoticons, unnecessary apostrophes, or the erroneous pseudo-punctuation “-..” and its derivatives in in-character chats. Give special attention to a organization leader in an attempt to join their organization, unless you know of their status in-character. Use ANY out-of-character communications (TeamSpeak, Skype, Discord, etc.) to communicate in-character information to associates, friends or colleagues. Use emoticons or "smilies" in in-character chats. Use internet slang ("lol", "wtf", "lmfao", etc.) in in-character chats. Call a Dominator a Mustang, or call a Sabre GT a Camaro. 6. Offensive Roleplay You are not permitted to roleplay sexual acts, detailed acts of torture or dismemberment, cannibalism, or other extremely morbid activities without the express out-of-character consent of all participants. If you do end up getting permission, that permission can be withdrawn at any time. The roleplay must take place in private, far away from where any individuals who have not given their consent for this type of roleplay might innocently enter. If at anytime you revoke your permission for Offensive Roleplay, or if it is being forced upon you without your permission being given, you may log out to avoid this roleplay. Please report alerting the administration team before you do so. Do Not: Perform offensive roleplay without first obtaining the consent of all parties involved. Continue offensive roleplay after a consenting party has withdrawn their consent. Perform any sexual roleplay or roleplay containing sexual innuendos in a public place. 7. Acknowledging Out of Character Chat Players have the right to ignore other players' out-of-character discussions if they wish, unless it is to ask why they were killed. However, players are not permitted to ignore administrators’ communication or rulings. Do Not: Avoid out-of-character communications with a administrator or administrators. Avoid answering a player who asks you why you killed them. Spam someone in order to avoid roleplaying with them simply because it doesn't fit your character's agenda. 8. Committing Crimes in Unrealistic Areas Committing any type of obvious crime in a conspicuous area (such as a bank, police station, hospital or any other obviously populated area) is forbidden. The following areas are considered unrealistic areas to commit a crime: All banks, scripted car dealerships, vehicle rental locations, police / sheriff stations, fire departments, hospitals, fish sell points, two pier fishing locations, the Los Santos International Airport, trucker depot, scripted tattoo parlors, scripted barber shops, scripted clothing stores, scripted plastic surgeons, and Legion Square. See the pictures below for the official safe zones. If someone has already committed a crime and the roleplay is taken to such an area, it may be acceptable. Spoiler: Photos of areas deemed unrealistic. Photos of areas deemed unrealistic. http://i.imgur.com/1QbCDbU.jpg http://i.imgur.com/On13qPJ.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ihGcx4E.jpg http://i.imgur.com/KuxQFBj.png Do Not: Rob somebody standing in front of the bank, police station or hospital. Attempt to kidnap somebody in front or inside of a heavily populated area. 9. Contracted Killings or Assassinations No player or organization is permitted to have “contract killing” as their sole focus. Specific players or members of organizations recognized by the administration may be able to participate in contract killing. Such members must be vetted and approved by organization staff and the Operation Directors. Only a limited number from accredited organizations are allowed to apply. 10. Administrator Instructions/Rulings Administrator instructions or rulings are final and nonnegotiable. If an administrator’s ruling seems to have been made in error, the dispute should be handled outside of the game via a staff complaint on the forum. 11. Unacceptable Character Names A player name must be unique and realistic. You may not use the name of a famous person in real life or from history, nor may you use the name of an easily recognizable or already existing character from any form of fiction. Joke/pun names in the form of first names, last names, or combinations of first and last names are likewise unacceptable. Do Not: Make a character with the name "Mike Hawk" simply because it is comical. Create a character named "Justin Bieber" because you want to roleplay a superstar. Use a name like "RabbitKiller44". 12. Unacceptable Game Modifications You are not permitted to use a modification that grants you an advantage on the server. Do Not: Install a game modification that alters vehicle handling, makes a vehicle faster, or gains you any type of advantage. Use any type of cheat, modification, plugin, script or other third-party game additions. 13. Destroying a Property In order to heavily damage or destroy a property, you must have permission from a GM or a member of the Property Staff. Your justification for destroying a property must be solid and well-explained, and the GM or Property Staff member must supervise your roleplay for the duration of the scenario. Do Not: Roleplay destroying a property without first consulting a GM and receiving authorization. 14. Exploiting Bugs You are not permitted to exploit bugs for personal gain. You are required to report a bug if you find one. Do Not: Abuse a bug that allows you to, essentially, spawn in money or gain any type of advantage that wasn't meant to be. 15. Interactions between your Characters Your personal characters cannot know each other from an in-character perspective. You are also not allowed to interact between the two characters – for example, transferring money or other assets between them (character to character or through a friend) – without prior administrator permission, or whatever is transferred will be deleted. If you want any items transferred, please post a request in our request section. Do Not Log in to both of your characters on two different computers and transfer a vehicle, house, apartment or ANY asset. 16. Scamming and Robbery You cannot scam a player out of more than $30,000. You cannot rob more than $15,000 from a player. Assets such as real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, etc. cannot be scammed or stolen. Note that carjacking and temporarily stealing a car is permitted -- forcing a player to sell you a vehicle for $0 via the script because the vehicle was "stolen" is, however, not allowed. You are not allowed to create an advertisement for the sole purpose of robbing any interested individuals. Conversely, you cannot buy a vehicle from somebody and then rob them after the fact. In the instance that you are robbing a player, you cannot kill that player unless they outright refuse to comply, provide resistance, or provoke you to inflict harm. You cannot rob a firearm from a Police Officer, dead or alive, unless authorization is granted by a GM and the roleplay is supervised. This type of roleplay will not be authorized regularly for the sake of realism. 17. Account Access Your account is yours and yours alone. You are responsible if your account is used by another person, and by doing so, you link your identities in our records and may end up getting yourself banned for the other person’s actions as a result. You are likewise responsible if a friend or sibling logs on your computer and somehow gets you banned or otherwise punished. Additionally, you are not allowed to sell, transfer, lend, or share an account with anyone else for any reason, for any amount of time. Do Not: Let anyone else other than yourself use your in-game / UCP account or forum account. 18. Circumventing a Ban While you are banned from the game server, the Teamspeak server, the forums, etc., you are not allowed to register another account or use an alternate account until the ban period has expired. Otherwise, your other account may also be banned and your original ban extended. Do Not: Utilize a different account to access the platform(s) which you are banned from. Change your IP to circumvent a ban to any platform. 19. Suicide/Logging to avoid Roleplay You are not allowed to kill your character, log off or forcibly re-spawn to avoid situations. If you have to log off but you are in the middle of a roleplay situation, you will need to get permission from all parties involved before doing so. If you commit a crime, you must wait twenty minutes prior to logging off. 20. Selling IC items OOC You cannot make out-of-character deals for in-character items. You cannot sell in-character items for out-of-character items. You cannot give away items for out-of-character reasons. This includes the attempted sale/solicitation of selling items. Do Not: Trade ANY in-character assets for any type of out-of-character item(s). 21. Abuse of Reports or Help You are not allowed to use reports or help resources for anything other than server-related concerns or questions. Do Not: Make (spam) continuous and recurring reports through /helpme or /report. Ask non-relative questions in /helpme or /report. 22. Healing in a Situation You cannot use any healing items while in the middle of a dangerous situation. Do Not: Use healing items during any type of fight or roleplay situation where it would be impossible or unrealistic. Use a healing item during a gunfight where it would be impossible or unrealistic. 23. Exploiting Scripts & GTA V Mechanics Knowingly exploiting the script and/or the GTA V engine in order to gain an advantage is not allowed. This includes abusing the physics of GTA V in order to do unrealistic things. Do Not: Wheelie towards a object to fling your vehicle into the air. Use GTA V mechanics to drive your vehicle straight up a cliff where it would be realistically impossible. 24. Unacceptable Roleplay Roleplaying as terrorists, separatists, intelligence agency members, private military, federal or foreign government employees, or similar avenues of roleplay (individually or in organizations) that would require entities such as the state or federal government to intercede are explicitly forbidden, since those entities are not generally present in the server. Do Not: Declare a portion of the map an independent country, prompting an unending conflict with police. Create an elite clandestine spy organization. Roleplay as a federal agent and demand recognition by local police. Sell a vehicle that is currently in the impound lot. 25. Failure to Roleplay / Unrealistic Roleplay Failing to roleplay is strictly forbidden. FiveRP is a roleplay server; you're expected to be roleplaying at all times. If a situation presents itself where rules are broken, roleplay first, report later. Abusing in game physics or mechanics to gain an edge over another player will result in punishment. You are expected to use script features to assist in roleplay. Do Not: Continuously type in out-of-character chat while another player is trying to roleplay with you. Roll your vehicle in a pursuit and then use in game mechanics to flip it on its roof and continue driving. Disregard happenings that would result in the death of your character (falls from substantial heights, head shots, fires, head-on collisions, train collisions, etc.) regardless of your OOC health / armor level. You have been shot in the leg yet you keep running acting like nothing has happened. Stop roleplaying and complain in OOC chat because a rule was broken during the roleplay. Failure to complete roleplay during the death screen, accepting death prior to completion of the roleplay scenario. (E.G Being killed during a robbery and using the command /acceptdeath before the situation was concluded) 26. Selling Guns/Ammo Using A PF License The sale, trade, or otherwise transferring of firearms and ammunition obtained by a PF license is strictly prohibited. 27. Lying to a Staff Member Do not lie to a staff member about anything related to FiveRP. This includes in-game matters, the forum, Discord, TeamSpeak, or any other entity relating or belonging to FiveRP. Do Not: Lie in a report or ticket regarding your vehicle, assets, weapons, ammo, drugs, or any other item that you can obtain in game Attempt to mislead a staff member by creating a fallacy simply to gain an advantage or abuse OOC mediums such as vehicle teleports or asset refunds. Falsify videos, screenshots, recordings or other pieces of evidence in refund requests, player complaints, staff complaints, or any other OOC reporting method. 28. Inappropriate Clothing Combinations Do not use inappropriate/un-realistic clothing combinations whilst using the freemode skins. Any clothing combinations that fall under this rule will be removed. 29. AFKing/Paycheck Farming Do not AFK on the server for any longer than 10 minutes. 30. Role Playing a Character Under the Age of 16 Do not roleplay a character under the age of 16 years old. 31. Tunnels in Pursuits There are a number of underground tunnels across the map. It is against the rules to use these tunnels while being actively pursued by the police department, a group of players, or a player as means of escape. These tunnels make you and everyone chasing you prone to crashing and create crash loops, and subsequently start other innumerable issues. You may use these tunnels when not being pursued by other characters as a means of escape at your own risk. ---- Rules, their caveats, punishment times or other related factors are subject to change at any time. Unwritten rules cannot be enforced, however, new rules, additions or modifications to current rules may be a result of abnormal situations.