Rules

Last updated: 3/10/18

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GENERAL RULES

  1. Be respectful to all players out-of-character.
  2. Any threats or intent to harm other players in the community will result in a permanent ban.
  3. Do not complain about staffing decisions in game or in global chat. Appeals or reports can be made on the forums.
  4. In game currency may not be sold or traded for real life items, currency or credits
  5. Avoiding punishments by any means is forbidden.
  6. A staff member has final say on all rule interpretations including those not explicitly stated in the rules.
  7. Anyone caught baiting or encouraging others to violate rules will have an equal or greater punishment to the rule violation.
  8. GOLDEN RULE: USE COMMON SENSE!

RP RULES

Random Death Match (RDM)

  • Players directly harming your life, property and/or freedom may be killed without warning.
  • Raids and hits can be completed by killing without warning.
  • All other cases require a valid 10 second warning, including a clear set of instructions, delivered through typed chat. It is the full responsibility of the person giving the warning to ensure all intended targets are aware of the warning. If the target has completed the instructions in full, you may not kill them. The action to be completed and the amount of time they have to complete the said action shall be included in all 10 second warnings for the warning to be valid.
    • Group warnings shall only be authorized for 10 second leave warnings.
    • Example: Drop 1k or die you have 10 seconds. | Leave or die you have 10 seconds.
  • If a target of which a warning and/or inducing action is being directed too shows hostile intent OR ignorance of the instruction, such as but not limited to specifically pulling out a weapon (and not the other way around), escaping, un-holstering a weapon, etc. then action can be made instant.
    • Examples of Inducing Actions: Stunsticking, Raping, Mugging, Pimp Slapping, and etc.
  • The mayor may not be killed during Mayor Grace for any reason. Mayors Grace is voided by the Mayor executing anything RP related beyond what is done automatically (like default laws)
    • You also may not camp the mayors office during his grace with the purpose of killing him afterwards.

Metagaming

  • Your character may not use information beyond its knowledge and beyond its current life. This includes but is not limited to any form of revenge killing, warrant, wanting, or demoting

Props and Entities

  • Prop/Entity/Door spamming, blocking, climbing, surfing, and minging is not allowed.
  • Do not spawn props/move props inside of other players’ bases, do not do it during raids, and do not do it inside of a server event.
  • Building abnormally large bases or other RP-restricting structures (i.e things blocking the road) will result in them being removed.

Basing and Building

  • You may have a building sign (using textscreen) to isolate and protect yourself from the RP world provided you do not have any raidables, and you are not engaging in role-play. It must be removed when you are finished.
  • The maximum amount of fading doors per base is three.
  • A keypad to a fading door must be clearly identifiable.
  • Bases cannot force players to crouch, jump, crouch jump, or precision walk at any location within.
  • Fading bridges and sky-constructions are not allowed.
  • Base entrances as well as the overall inner layout must be absolutely clear and concise. (i.e mazes, traps, puzzles, etc.)
  • You may not build anywhere in the vicinity of the main intersection point in front of spawn, nor may you build anywhere on the immediate sidewalks directly adjacent the spawn entrances/exits :: Danktown / C18

RP Relation

  • You are free to protect players that you have RP relationship with (the first rule of RDM extends to these people).
  • Ways to be RP related:
    • Job/Class – This takes precedence over all other RP relation. You must also follow all class rules before considering RP relation.
    • Owning the same base - You may only protect those within the vicinity of your base.
    • Organization – An organization can be made for $50,000 .
    • Hired/Working Together – You must be either hired through F4, or have your job name set as: /job "with person/org name here*"
    • Customer Relationship – Whilst performing your transaction you have RP relation with your customer

Raiding, Mugging, and Hostage Taking

  • You (and those RP related with you) must wait 10 minutes before performing these actions on the same person, base, or organization. This does not apply to Police Officers re-raiding bases for illegal infractions or players raiding out of jail by means of escaping.

Mugging

  • Maximum $1,000
  • Must grant victims 10 seconds to oblige unless they are escaping
  • Any signs of hostile intent from the victim (taking out weaponry) is KOS, this does NOT include if the victim already has a weapon out.
  • Any signs of clear clear clear clear CLEAR attempts of escape from the victim renders them KOS

Hostage Taking

  • Hostage ransom cannot exceed $10,000.

Raiding

  • Once you’ve completed your raid, you must leave immediately. You cannot occupy the base.
  • Leaving the raid zone at any point during the raid activates your raid timer, and you may not come back.
  • If it is obvious that there are no raidables in a base, you may not raid.
  • You may raid checkpoints as to dismantle their purpose.

CLASS RULES

Every class has their RP relation, ability to raid, ability to mug, and ability to take hostages listed on their descriptions.

Demotions

  • Demotions are only for people who fail to satisfy the objectives of a certain job. Unique scenarios for demotion may be provided in the class rules below.
  • If a staff member is online, do not demote for server rule violations.

Government Classes

  • In the PD, the Mayor has final say on building defenses. If they waive this right, then it is passed on to the Police Chief.
  • The mayor cannot set laws that allow for rule violations or hinder role-play (including any law that restricts building)
  • The mayor may not run for the next mayor vote if they have switched jobs mid-term.

Police Specific Rules:

  • Police must arrest instead of kill after giving a valid 10 second warning
  • Police may be asked to leave the inside of a base and/or stop impeding a door/exit legally and without risk to the opposite party of arrest, else they risk fair demotion.
  • Police must only want/warrant an individual off of definite and visible infractions. One exception includes advertisements displaying explicit hit and/or printers.
  • Police must grant individuals clear warnings in chat during lockdowns
  • Police may arrest people past the PD lobby or KOS them if they are armed with hostile intent
  • Police may resort to KOS if a seemingly harmless wanted criminal takes out weaponry after being wanted
  • Police may only build checkpoints if authorized by the Mayor
  • Police may not place illegal items inside a base to arrest or warrant them
  • Police may only raid with a warrant
  • Police cannot raid with criminals
  • IF a player is wanted, the police must make every attempt to arrest FIRST, unless they are armed with hostile intent. Do not confuse this with the police absolutely having to acknowledge crime, they have every right to be corrupt and ignore it.

Grounds for demotion include:

  • Violating custom laws. However, they can be immune to laws and hierarchy whenever they may prohibit them from performing their duties.
  • Setting laws that give special treatment to a particular person or group
  • Receiving payment for law changes
  • Refusing to enforce the laws
  • Insubordination (Not obeying lawful orders given by leadership jobs)

DJ and Cinema Owner

  • DJ’s may not place their radio within the vicinity of another already-established radio
  • No porn, illegal garbage, or racist garbage is to be played on your media

Meth Head

  • NOT governed by the RDM rules
  • May not be RP related to anyone except fellow meth heads

Zombies

  • NOT governed by the RDM rules
  • NOT governed by the raid cooldown
  • May not be RP related to anyone other than themselves
  • May not raid players with Building Signs
  • You may not raid with other Zombies as a non-Zombie class and vice-versa
  • You may not kill/raid the Dictator during his Grace.

Vendors

  • Do not scam. "Vendoring" encompasses all trade and transactions, even while not being a vendor job, done via (PM), (YELL), and (CHAT). Also, this holds no relation to "Gambling", something that users should be utilizing through functions already found on the server (Gambling Machines). If you are scammed after free hand gambling with other players on the server without utilizing the gambling machines, or you are scammed via transactions not found in non-global chats (ADVERT), you are completely on your own.

Sit Watchers Sit watching is an opportunity for potential staff to learn how we conduct day-to-day operations as a staff member. Anyone may request to be a sit watcher, but you can be denied for any reason. Furthermore, if you are accepted, you must abide by the following rules:

  • You be actively sit watching at all times
  • You may not disrupt any sits in progress or engage in inappropriate behavior in the sit room

For specific grey-area scenarios, please check out our FAQ: https://forum.superiorservers.co/topic/466/darkrp-frequently-asked-questions

Frequently Asked Questions - (No need to read this unless you have a question)

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 4/22/2018

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Mugging / Raiding:

  • What classifies as a raid? ➢ Keypad cracking/lockpicking/C4'ing any of their keypads/doors/props, or running in their base and shooting them are all ways to initiate raids.

  • Can you raid with base code/raid while already inside someones base (from base code)? ➢ Yes.

  • If I'm being raided, can I kill everybody inside the raid zone ➢ Yes.

  • If someone's mugging you, and you pulled out a gun and shot but you didn't manage to hit him, can that someone shoot you? ➢ If someone is mugging you, and you pull out a gun, they can execute you.

  • Can someone rp related to the mugger shoot the one getting mugged because the one getting mugged didn't abide the mug?(Example: Running away) ➢ Yes.
  • If someone's raiding, can they kill EVERYONE in the raid zone? ➢ Yes.
  • Can I want someone for mugs I don't see happen, but I saw in chat? ➢ Yes.
  • Can I raid with my org if I am a hacker/merc but not hired? ➢ No.
  • After I give someone money from mugging me, can I kill them? ➢ Yes.
  • Can I add commands like "dont draw a gun/ dont point a gun at me." To a 10s warning and kill for it if they dont listen? ➢ Yes, but don't be unreasonable and kill them if they're already holding a gun out.
  • Is locking a door that has been unlocked due to Thug Fists, Lock Picking, or C4 against the rules? ➢ Yes, any doors that were unlocked by raiders during an active raid shall not be locked again until the raid is over.
  • Is destroying entities considered raiding? ➢ No.
  • Are items like the gambling machine and radio considered to be raidables? ➢ No, as they may be frozen anywhere and if frozen may not be C4ed.
  • Are you allowed to kill someone for a printer without a warning? ➢ No, you can only kill a person for stealing a printer that is yours, or from someone RP related to you if not then you need to mug for the printer.
  • How do I know where the raid zone is? ➢ Anywhere inside the base being raided, and only a couple feet out from the base's entrance.

Police / Mayor:

  • Can police put a fading door in the PD lobby blocking the bail machine? ➢ No, police must leave a path to the bail machine open at all time to the public.

  • Do police have to listen to the police chief, and mayor? ➢ Yes, if you do not listen you may be demoted for insubordination.
  • Can mayor's grace be voided? ➢ Mayor's grace is voided whenever the mayor starts a lottery or changes the law.
  • Can the mayor give 10 second warnings? ➢ Yes, but they must only /want players after ten seconds, unless in self defense or defense of another cop. They must demote any cops they give ten second text warnings to.
  • Can police give ten second text warnings? ➢ Yes, but they must only arrest players after ten seconds, unless in self defense or defense of another cop. They must demote any cops they give ten second text warnings to, unless they are bodyblocking.
  • Can a cop be demoted for using a disguise? ➢ if a cop were to set themselves as a spy through the genome system they spawn with disguises. You cannot demote them for being disguised, you may only demote a cop after seeing them drop a disguise on the ground and use it to disguise.
  • Can the meth head kill the mayor while the mayor is in grace? ➢ Yes.
  • If a mayor gives a 10s warning during grace is his/her grace voided? ➢ Yes.
  • Do arrest batons count as assault like stun batons do? ➢ Yes.
  • If you get successfully arrested for breaking a law, Can you get warranted afterwards? ➢ No.
  • Does the police chief/mayor have to give other police the codes to the jail cell fading doors? ➢ No, he only has to give you the codes to the entrances of PD.
  • Does the police chief/mayor have to give the codes to their PD constructions? ➢ No and Yes. The mayor does not have to distribute his own base codes when basing in the Mayor's Office. The Police chief and mayor both must give all codes that serve as entrances/exits to the PD, but do not have to make any jail cell codes public
  • Can the mayor restrict building in public? ➢ No.
  • If a mayor/cop is basing with their org, and you know the mayor/cop is in there, then the org members do something illegal, like buying printers. May you demote the cop/mayor? ➢ Yes, that is corruption.
  • Can i arrest someone who is defending them self? ➢ Yes.
  • Can the mayor make gambling illegal? ➢ Yes, but only in certain circumstances (I.E No gambling in public), you can not make the job obsolete.
  • Can the mayor make licensed weapon illegal? ➢ No.
  • Can the mayor ban microwaves and item labs? ➢ No, but he may restrict the pricing of these item labs/microwaves as he wants.
  • Can I want a player for buying a Money Spitter/VCR (rephrasing a money printer)? ➢ No, but typing the exact name of a money printer, or anything extremely similar is want-able.
  • Can Meth Heads be arrested for their murder and assault? ➢ No.
  • Can I force a suspected disguised player to show proof of being an officer? ➢ Yes and a proper 10 second warning to show proof of being an officer shall be given. Officers may only do it when past 2nd door of the PD, the Chief and Mayor can do it anywhere.
  • Can cops be demoted for BMI due to having a Taser? ➢ No, cops are immune as it is sold in the cop shop.
  • Can the mayor be demoted for not doing his job? ➢ No, the Mayor is always passively doing his job. He does not need to set laws (since there is already laws present), waives the right to deny anyone gun licences (since it does not hinder RP), does not have to do lockdowns, and does not have to do lotteries. If you have an issue with his uselessness, murder him.
  • Can Police arrest hobos during the lockdown? ➢ No, hobos are homeless and have no homes to go to.
  • Can the Mayor/Police chief have a 4th fading door? ➢ Yes, they can have an extra fading door for the jail buttons only.
  • Can I validly warrant a base and then proceed to unnecessarily destroy every last prop, even though I know there's nothing behind them? ➢ No, as that is considered griefing. If you have valid reason to assume there are illegal items behind the props then go ahead, but don't destroy the whole base just because you think the battering ram is fun.

Building:

  • Do merchant's fading doors made for things such as item labs, and ammo labs count towards the 3 fading door total? ➢ No, unless those item labs/ammo labs are inside their actual base. if it's out in the world/right outside the base, then it does not count towards their base's fading door limit.

  • Can I make skybases? ➢ No.
  • Can I make prop launchers that shoot players into orbit? ➢ No, it's prop minging.
  • What classifies as a skybase? ➢ Any base that is far off the ground. If the construct in the air is not a base, it's allowed.
  • What classifies as a base? ➢ Any construct/building that is meant to harbor people and/or items. Staff discretion can be applied.
  • Can bases with multiple entrances, just leave one opened? (Propblocking every other entrances) ➢ Yes.
  • Can i block off Jerome? ➢ No, you may not block off any part of Jerome with your base.
  • Can I block off dumpsters? ➢Only if they're on your property; the elevator base and Eastern Waterworks are currently the only bases that have a dumpster on their property.
  • Can I build giant slides? ➢ Yes, but staff can remove it if it becomes an issue.
  • Can I kill someone breaking my props? ➢ No, there is a function on the server called the "Unbreakable Tool", make use of it.
  • Can I build large, pointless constructions that restrict a street or even block it off completely? ➢ No, please. Staff have discretion on this, but you should be smart enough to figure it out. If it blocks more than 50% of a street and/or sidewalk, don't bother putting it there.
  • How many fading doors are allowed in the hotel ? ➢ Hotel Manager gets 3 fading doors and each Tenant each get 3 for their rooms only.
  • Can I place Microwaves in spawn door-way? ➢ No, the door-way at spawn shall not be blocked in anyway, shape, or form. Inside spawn there are shelves where they may be placed, outside there is a parking lot with a ton of room.
  • Can I place a KOS sign in my base? ➢ KOS signs are not enforceable, so killing due to it will be RDM.
  • Why can I not place a fading door right up against a lockable door? ➢ When the fading door comes back it does not give the player enough time to lockpick the door.

Miscellaneous:

  • If i pimp slap somebody off of a roof and it kills them, is it RDM? ➢ If you pimp slap someone off a roof and it kills them it's RDM.

  • If someone is shooting in your direction, but just shooting at the walls just right beside you, can you shoot him back? ➢ No.
  • Who owns the base if it has 2 main entrances and 2 different people owning it? ➢ Whoever owns the most obvious front door.
  • If someone jumps from a high place and he killed someone(Goomba Stomped), does it count as rdm? ➢ Yes.
  • Is vape a drug? ➢ No, but it can be made illegal.
  • Are drugs by default illegal? ➢ No.
  • If someone gives me a 10s warning, can I leave the area, get some ammo, come back, and kill em? ➢ Situation has ended, you've left and that was your choice so no.
  • If I rape someone, and they pull out a weapon after the rape is complete, can I still kill them? ➢ Yes. Hostile Intent
  • Can hitman kill someone with a building sign up? ➢ Yes.
  • Can you arrest a gun dealer (who is licensed) for selling to an unlicensed person? ➢ No.
  • Can you use a camera to see into bases? ➢ No, cameras are for your security only.
  • Are Banned players considered /ooc ➢ Yes, as to which killing them is not assault/murder
  • What jobs are leadership jobs that can demote their subordinates for insubordination, and what are their subordinates? ➢ Leadership jobs in bold, Subordinate jobs are italicized. The "Chain of Command" shall be clearly written out by the leadership job via the /agenda, if a "Designee" position is created.
    • Mayor > Police Chief > Designee > Police | Police Chief > Designee > Police | Pimp > Designee > Prostitute | Mob Boss > Designee > Gangster | Hobo King > Designee > Hobo
    • Designee is defined as a RP role created and authorized only by the leadership jobs.
  • Can I give a cop a 10 second warning to comply to Cops legally? ➢ Yes, the warning must require the cop to leave the base and/or stop impeding an entrance/exit. That is it. The base is define as any part WITHIN the map structure and/or established props. Staff discretion is always applied to prop bases.

    • "10 seconds to Leave My Base or Demote"
  • What classifies as Assault? ➢ Here are some notable examples of what you may KOS upon, but not limited to the list below
    • Pimp Slap
    • Bugbait
    • Weapon Damage from another player
    • Rape
    • 10 second KOS warning
    • Fall Damage from another player
    • Mug from another player
    • Stun baton interaction from another player
    • Tasing

This thread will be continually updated as more questions arise