Roleplay Guidelines

Roleplay Guidelines:

Last updated: 08/08/2017

 

Important Notice:

Please make sure you read the community guidelines as they apply to all services and servers.

A staff members discretion regarding any breach of the server rules or community guidelines is not debatable directly with that employee. If you feel a member of staff has misconducted themselves (for example: misusing their powers/authority or not conducting themselves in a professional manner) you can contest their actions only by creating a staff misconduct report, which can be done by clicking here.

 

Random Death Match (RDM):

Random Death Match is where someone kill without any valid Roleplaying reason.

Do not Random Deathmatch (RDM). Random deathmatch is where you kill someone or multiple people for no reason.

Always have a valid role-play reason for killing someone. i.e. Raiding, Mugging, Hits
Killing someone should be a last resort, try and find a creative RP solution first.
Do NOT go around randomly punching people (this is known as punch whoring).

 

New Life Rule ( NLR ):

When you die, you begin a new life. You Forget everything from your past life.You cannot return to your previous location for a minimum of 5 minutes

If you were killed during a raid, you cannot return to that place until the raid is complete.

Follow New Life Rule (NLR). You do not remember anything that happened in your former life. You can not return to where you died or interact with people in the area you died in for 3 minutes.

 

MetaGaming:

What we define as metagaming is using outside RP things for RP things.This can includes using things said in OOC for RP purpose.

Example being using ooc for arrests warrants wanted etc. It also includes using things from a past life for RP.You cant remember things after you die for the most part. See NLR Above.

Do not Metagame. Metagaming is acting on information your character does not know of, or using OOC elements in-character such as using your keyboard to open fading doors.

 

Fail Role Playing (Fail RP):

Fail Role Playing is doing something Roleplay wise that goes against your job description.

An Example of FailRP would be a police officer killing the mayor, a gun dealer raiding, hobos owning doors. If it’s not written or implied about whether you can or can’t do something, it’s best to NOT do it and ask an admin for input. Things said in Out Of Character (OOC) chat cannot be used for RP purposes, ever.

 

Fading Door Abuse (FDA):

Always use your keypads to open fading doors (not your toggle keys) as this gives you a generally unfair advantage over other players (for example when being raided).

Buttons can be used with fading doors but not for the purpose of toggling faded props to shoot through them (often refereed to as faded windows).

9. Regarding fading doors with keypads or buttons. They need to be near or on the door obvious to which door it operates, there can not be fakes, and there is a maximum of two fading doors for defenses. The mayor can only have one fading door.

 

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, which is a clear set of instructions delivered through normal chat towards a single target.
  • If a target of which a warning and/or inducing action is being directed too shows hostile intent, such as but not limited to specifically pulling out a weapon (and not the other way around), 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.

Metagaming

  • Your character may not use information beyond their knowledge. This includes but is not limited 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, obscene objects, or other RP-restricting structures (i.e things blocking the road) will result in them being removed.
  • Prop mingery is not allowed. Prop minging consists of prop blocking, prop surfing, prop climbing, spamming props, prop clipping, prop killing, building in spawn, invisible props, spawning props in someone’s base, and spawning props during a raid.

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, or crouch jump to enter.
  • Fading bridges and sky-bases are not allowed.
  • Base entrances as well as the overall inner layout must be absolutely clear and concise. (i.e mazes, traps, puzzles, etc.)

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.

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.
  • 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.

6. Abide by your job’s rules and description.

7. You can only raid as certain classes. (Specified here) Once your objective is complete, do not take over.

8. If someone is not doing their job demote them; however, do not random demote. If there is an administrator on, do not demote for server rules.

 

Roleplay Specific Rules:

Do not abuse your job to kill people or create FailRP scenarios
Never avoid role-play scenarios. (Ex:, disconnecting, switching jobs, suicide.)
Do not switch jobs just to buy/spawn yourself items. (Self Supplying)
Wars, revolutions and server wide RDM fests will not be tolerated.
Do not hide printers/drugs in props where they cannot be accessed
No Property Whoring. Do Not buy up multiple buildings unless part of a gang.
Stealing is allowed. If you drop a shipment on the ground in public or in unowned building, you are take a chance of it being stolen. You do not have to advert anything to steal something from public.
Raiding/Mugging Rules

It must state that you can raid/mug in your job description to do so..
You Can Only Mug/Raid Once every 5 minutes. The cool down starts after the last one is finished.
Do NOT Mug/Raid the same person/place more than once every 15 minutes.
You must /Advert whenever you raid,mug.
You must /Advert when the raid is complete
You must /Advert Raid before breaking into a base.
No Solo Raiding. Unless your jobdescription  says you can solo raid, you must have a group of 2 to raid anything.
You cannot raid a base with a “building” sign. People shouldn’t have anything worth losing in their base until their base is done.
Do not camp or hangout in a base that you are raiding, get in and get out. Call an admin if you think someone is taking too long.
Do not mug someone for more than $5,000
Do Not build or spawn Props while raiding or being raided.
Car Jacking

You class Must be able to MUG inorder to car jack
You can car jack every 5 minutes. You must /advert CarJack before you lockpick or entering the car.
If your car is stolen do NOT spawn another car. You must reacquire your stolen car before spawning another car.
Do not carjack people at the car dealer.
Combat Specific Rules

You can kill People for these reasons

Valid RP reason: Mugging,Raiding,Hit,Arrest
They cross a KOS line
They are posing an immediate threat to you i.e. Threatening to kill you at gunpoint
They are attacking you or a member of your group
You may NOT kill people for these reasons:

Randomly without a valid RP reason
For standing in the street near your base
For Loitering on the sidewalk near your base
Because they killed your friend
Because they are breaking NLR
They are following you around. Call the Cops and get a restraining order from a lawyer.
Building Specific Rules

All Fading Doors Must Have A Visible Keypad Near BOTH sides of the door.
All Keypads must be reachable ,crackable, Have atleast a 5 second hold time, & Go to something (no fakes).
Must be able to enter and exit base without crouching or jumping. (i.e. No Death tunnels)
No Walls that Come Down to players Knees so you can shoots their feet but they can’t see you
No Using One way viewable shootable props or prop combinations.
No using No-Collided Props to run in and out of to shoot people. Do not abuse no-collided props
No Stacking Faded doors or Kill boxes.
No Building in public areas (Hobos,DJs can)
Do Not block off or build in the tunnels or on the Race Track.
No Faded Stairs, Ramps, or Walkways
KOS signs should not be more than a Foot from your base (1×1 Plate for Reference)
No Invisible / blacked out Mazes
Do not use a combination of props,color effects, and or materials to create Unfair seeing Advantages in your base design. i.e. using 1 way viewable props or prop combination to preaim and shoot threw a matted fence or other shoot-through-able props.
Arrest/Warranting Specific Rules

You may arrest someone if:

You see them break a law that is listed on the current law board
You saw them Kill Someone
They are Raiding or Mugging Someone
If they are visibly possessing a contraband item
They are in an AOS area
If the subject is fleeing from an interrogation
Always try to arrest before you kill. It takes one swing to put them in jail.
Do NOT arrest someone if

They are a certain job. i.e. Do not AOS Hobos because they are hobos.
They are Trash Talking
They are breaking a Law thats against server rules.
They are standing near a crime scene
They are standing in the PD lobby
They just killed you. That is Breaking NLR
For breaking a Server Rule, Contact an Admin instead
| AFK rules ( AFK Is Also known as Away From Keyboard ) |
On Virtual Life Roleplay we have an AFK system in place.

Some rules about the AFK system:

1. You can be killed if you are AFK and not in the AFK zone (if an administrator sees you he/she will move you into the AFK zone.
2. You are not allowed to go AFK (using /afk) to avoid a roleplay situation.
3. You can be kicked if you are AFK for over 1 hour.
4. You can be demoted if you are not doing your job and AFK for over 30 minutes.
5. You can be demoted by an administrator if you are a important job such as Mayor and AFK for 15 minutes.
| What is NLR? ( NLR Is Also known as New Life Rule ) |
On our server, and many others, NLR is in place for the benefit of everyone.

Basically, when you die, you begin a new life and you must:

1. Forget everything from your previous life, and we mean anything and everything.
2. Here on Virtual Life Roleplay you cannot return to your previous location for a minimum of 5 minutes after death. or until a raid you were killed in has ended.
3. If a criminal comes into your gun shop and raids and kills you, you cannot then refuse to serve him in your next life while running the shop because he killed you in your past life.
4. Government Officials may break NLR if the Bank, Casino or PD is being raided.
| What Is Fail RP? ( Fail RP Is Also known as Fail Role Play ) |
Fail Role Playing is doing something that is not roleplay in a roleplay situation. Many of the job titles and descriptions explain the main purpose of the job, this helps players to understand what their job role requires them to do.

An Example of FailRP could be:

1. Police Officers – Killing the mayor.
2. Criminals – Helping the police.
3. Gun Dealer – Raiding.

Some jobs such as Hobos in their job descriptions say that you may not base as them. Basing as these classes is a form of Fail RP. The following are examples of basing:

1. If own doors in a building.
2. If you are inside that base helping with whatever is happening inside.
3. If you co own doors in a base.
4.If you are working with people inside a base.
| What Is RDM? ( RDM Is Also Known As Random Death Match ) |
If you are new to Virtual Life Roleplay you might not understand this term but when you put it into simple terms it means “Don’t randomly kill people as you please”. This means you must always have a valid roleplay reason to kill someone.

Some examples of reasons to kill someone would be that:

1. Your life is in danger/threatened.
2. Someone poses a threat during your raid. Example They have a gun out.
3. If you are being raided this counts as a threat and you can shoot your intruders.
4. You mug someone and they run away. If someone drops the money and you still kill them it will be taken as RDM because they did what you ordered.

Some examples of reasons you shouldent kill someone would be that:

1. Because they are a specific job for example a police officer may not shoot a criminal simply because they are a criminal.
2. Placing a hit on someone just because you feel like it you need to have a reason.
3. Going around randomly punching people.
4. Killing people while they are using npcs or afk (Away from keyboard).

Killing someone should always be a last resort.
| Fading Door Rules ( FDA Is Also Known As Fading Door Abuse ) |
FDA is when you fail to follow the following:

1. You cannot open/close your door with your key binds at all (or buttons VERY quickly you must keep doors open for 5 seconds when using buttons and dont use buttons instead of keypads for every fading door there must be a keypad). Use keypads or buttons to open fading doors not key binds!

2. Minimum time you can have your door open on Virtual Life Roleplay is 5 seconds, meaning that if you have a keypad that is at default set to less than 5 seconds you need to modify it to 5 seconds. If you open and close the door but and it doesn’t open for 5 seconds it is taken as FDA. For example you are being raided and you close the fading door to stop people getting in and it hasent been 5 seconds.

3. All of your fading doors must have visible (can be reached and the keypad cracker can be used on it) working (no keypads that do nothing near fading doors) keypads near the fading door and make sure there is one on both sides of the door so people can get in and out using a keypad (shop windows can have only one keypad or button) fail to follow this and its classed as FDA.
| Building Signs |
1. All bases must be raidable even if they have a building sign because anyone can raid them just like a base without a building sign.

2. Fading door should always be built first before anything else. A building sign is not an excuse to prop block.

3. Even if there is a building sign infront of a base the base must still follow all building rules.

| Raiding, Mugging And Hitman Rules |
1. If your job description of the job you are says you can mug, raid or accept hit requests that means you can if it dosent you cant.

2. You must /Advert Raid outside the base you are planning to raid. Do not enter the property and then call raid. Do not Kill or Break in without adverting Raid.

3. Your job description will say whether you can raid alone or cant.

4. The cooldown for raiding, mugging and accepting hit requests cooldown time will be stated in your job description and will start straight after you start the raid, mug or accept the hit.

5. You must /Advert whenever you raid, mug someone or accepted a hit request. You must advert seperatley if you are raiding, mugging or accepting a hit request not /advert Raid or mug or hit accepted.

6. Governemnt Officials do not have to advert when raiding as long as they have a warrant.

7. You must /Advert when the raid or hit is complete/over.

8. If you die while raiding you must /advert Raid Complete/Over.

9. If you are raiding get in steal what you came in for/kill people who defend and leave do not wait in a base for no reason. If someone is purposely waiting call an administrator.

10. The maximum ammount you can mug someone for is $10,000.
| Combat Engagement Rules |
1. You can now combat arrest if someone is going to shoot at you they should be prepared to do the time.

2. Do not randomly shoot for no reason.

3. Do not use a printer or meth intentionally to kill someone.

You can attack People for these reasons:

1. You are Mugging, raiding or have a hit on them.
2. They are posing a threat to you.
3. You have given them a fair warning (make sure they are aware) and they are not complying.
4. Someone is shooting or stealing from you / raiding you or a member of your group is in danger.
5. They are trying to arrest you.

You may not attack people for these reasons:

1. They are doing no harm.
2. They are following you.
3. You have not given them a fair warning.
4. For no reason (RDM).
5. Your life is not in danger.
6. For Loitering near your base.
7. Because they are breaking NLR (call an administrator).

| Government Official Arresting Rules |
Here are some reasons you are permitted to arrest someone:

1. You witnessed them murder someone.
2. They are breaking laws that the mayor has created.
3. You see them commiting illegal activity.
4. They are raiding, mugging or attempting to kill someone for whatever reason.
5. If the player is disobeying police orders.
6. They are in a clearly marked AOS area and have been warned to leave.
7. They have an illegal weapon out. Make sure to warn them first to put it away!
8. They are in a clearly marked AOS area and have been warned to leave. 9. If you witnessed them possessing a illegal item. 10. Make sure you attempt to arrest someone first, shoot at them as a last resort.

Here are some reasons you are not permitted to arrest someone:

1. They are a certain illegal activity based job (like a criminal).
2. If they are breaking the the server rules thats not your job to deal with them.
3. If they are giving you trash talk.
4. If a player is standing near a commited crime scene.
5. If a player turns out to be casualy waiting/standing in the PD lobby.
6. Because you feel like it (RDA – Random Arrest)

 

 

| Mugging And Raiding Restrictions |
If your current job can mug you can do this once every 5 minutes.
You can only mug the same person after 30 minutes have passed.

If your current job can raid you can do this once every 5 minutes.
You can only raid the same person after 30 minutes have passed.

 

| AFK rules ( AFK Is Also known as Away From Keyboard ) |

On Virtual Life Roleplay we have an AFK system in place.

Some rules about the AFK system:

1. You can be killed if you are AFK and not in the AFK zone (if an administrator sees you he/she will move you into the AFK zone.
2. You are not allowed to go AFK (using /afk) to avoid a roleplay situation.
3. You can be kicked if you are AFK for over 1 hour.
4. You can be demoted if you are not doing your job and AFK for over 30 minutes.
5. You can be demoted by an administrator if you are a important job such as Mayor and AFK for 15 minutes.

| What is NLR? ( NLR Is Also known as New Life Rule ) |

On our server, and many others, NLR is in place for the benefit of everyone.

Basically, when you die, you begin a new life and you must:

1. Forget everything from your previous life, and we mean anything and everything.
2. Here on Virtual Life Roleplay you cannot return to your previous location for a minimum of 3 minutes after death. or until a raid you were killed in has ended.
3. If a criminal comes into your gun shop and raids and kills you, you cannot then refuse to serve him in your next life while running the shop because he killed you in your past life.
4. Government Officials may break NLR if the Bank, Casino or PD is being raided.

| What Is Fail RP? ( Fail RP Is Also known as Fail Role Play ) |

Fail Role Playing is doing something that is not roleplay in a roleplay situation. Many of the job titles and descriptions explain the main purpose of the job, this helps players to understand what their job role requires them to do.

An Example of FailRP could be:

1. Police Officers – Killing the mayor.
2. Criminals – Helping the police.
3. Gun Dealer – Raiding.

Some jobs such as Hobos in their job descriptions say that you may not base as them. Basing as these classes is a form of Fail RP. The following are examples of basing:

1. If own doors in a building.
2. If you are inside that base helping with whatever is happening inside.
3. If you co own doors in a base.
4.If you are working with people inside a base.

| What Is RDM? ( RDM Is Also Known As Random Death Match ) |

 

If you are new to Virtual Life Roleplay you might not understand this term but when you put it into simple terms it means “Don’t randomly kill people as you please”. This means you must always have a valid roleplay reason to kill someone.

Some examples of reasons to kill someone would be that:

1. Your life is in danger/threatened.
2. Someone poses a threat during your raid. Example They have a gun out.
3. If you are being raided this counts as a threat and you can shoot your intruders.
4. You mug someone and they run away. If someone drops the money and you still kill them it will be taken as RDM because they did what you ordered.

Some examples of reasons you shouldn’t kill someone would be that:

1. Because they are a specific job for example a police officer may not shoot a criminal simply because they are a criminal.
2. Placing a hit on someone just because you feel like it you need to have a reason.
3. Going around randomly punching people.
4. Killing people while they are using NPCs or AFK (Away from keyboard).

Killing someone should always be a last resort.

| Fading Door Rules ( FDA Is Also Known As Fading Door Abuse ) |

FDA is when you fail to follow the following:

1. You cannot open/close your door with your key binds at all (or buttons VERY quickly you must keep doors open for 5 seconds when using buttons and don’t use buttons instead of keypads for every fading door there must be a keypad). Use keypads or buttons to open fading doors not key binds!

2. Minimum time you can have your door open on Virtual Life Roleplay is 5 seconds, meaning that if you have a keypad that is at default set to less than 5 seconds you need to modify it to 5 seconds. If you open and close the door but and it doesn’t open for 5 seconds it is taken as FDA. For example you are being raided and you close the fading door to stop people getting in and it hasn’t been 5 seconds.

3. All of your fading doors must have visible (can be reached and the keypad cracker can be used on it) working (no keypads that do nothing near fading doors) keypads near the fading door and make sure there is one on both sides of the door so people can get in and out using a keypad (shop windows can have only one keypad or button) fail to follow this and its classed as FDA.

| Building Signs |

1. All bases must be raid able even if they have a building sign because anyone can raid them just like a base without a building sign.

2. Fading door should always be built first before anything else. A building sign is not an excuse to prop block.

3. Even if there is a building sign in front of a base the base must still follow all building rules.

| Raiding, Mugging And Hitman Rules |

1. If your job description of the job you are says you can mug, raid or accept hit requests that means you can if it doesn’t you cant.

2. You must /Advert Raid outside the base you are planning to raid. Do not enter the property and then call raid. Do not Kill or Break in without adverting Raid.

3. Your job description will say whether you can raid alone or cant.

4. The cool down for raiding, mugging and accepting hit requests cool down time will be stated in your job description and will start straight after you start the raid, mug or accept the hit.

5. You must /Advert whenever you raid, mug someone or accepted a hit request. You must advert separate if you are raiding, mugging or accepting a hit request not /advert Raid or mug or hit accepted.

6. Government Officials do not have to advert when raiding as long as they have a warrant.

7. You must /Advert when the raid or hit is complete/over.

8. If you die while raiding you must /advert Raid Complete/Over.

9. If you are raiding get in steal what you came in for/kill people who defend and leave do not wait in a base for no reason. If someone is purposely waiting call an administrator.

10. The maximum amount you can mug someone for is $10,000.

| Combat Engagement Rules |

1. You can now combat arrest if someone is going to shoot at you they should be prepared to do the time.

2. Do not randomly shoot for no reason.

3. Do not use a printer or meth intentionally to kill someone.

You can attack People for these reasons:

1. You are Mugging, raiding or have a hit on them.
2. They are posing a threat to you.
3. You have given them a fair warning (make sure they are aware) and they are not complying.
4. Someone is shooting or stealing from you / raiding you or a member of your group is in danger.
5. They are trying to arrest you.

You may not attack people for these reasons:

1. They are doing no harm.
2. They are following you.
3. You have not given them a fair warning.
4. For no reason (RDM).
5. Your life is not in danger.
6. For Loitering near your base.
7. Because they are breaking NLR (call an administrator).

| Government Official Arresting Rules |

Here are some reasons you are permitted to arrest someone:

1. You witnessed them murder someone.
2. They are breaking laws that the mayor has created.
3. You see them committing illegal activity.
4. They are raiding, mugging or attempting to kill someone for whatever reason.
5. If the player is disobeying police orders.
6. They are in a clearly marked AOS area and have been warned to leave.
7. They have an illegal weapon out. Make sure to warn them first to put it away!
8. They are in a clearly marked AOS area and have been warned to leave. 9. If you witnessed them possessing a illegal item. 10. Make sure you attempt to arrest someone first, shoot at them as a last resort.

Here are some reasons you are not permitted to arrest someone:

1. They are a certain illegal activity based job (like a criminal).
2. If they are breaking the the server rules that is not your job to deal with them.
3. If they are giving you trash talk.
4. If a player is standing near a committed crime scene.
5. If a player turns out to be casually waiting/standing in the PD lobby.
6. Because you feel like it (RDA – Random Arrest)

| Server Law Rules |

There are some laws that we allow on our server but there are also some we don’t.

Here is some examples of laws that are allowed:

1. Make it illegal for gun dealers to sell guns without a gun license.
2. AOS a wanted person (for one of his/her lifes).
3. Disallow weapons in public.
4. Make it so people who don’t have a gun license cannot have guns equipped.
5. People who resist police rule such as ignoring laws will be AOS.

Here is some examples of laws that are not allowed:
1. There is a purge every hour.
2. Money printers and obviously illegal things are legal.
3. AOS people who move.
4. Something that overrules server rules.
5. Force certain classes to do certain things.

| Mugging And Raiding Restrictions |

If your current job can mug you can do this once every 5 minutes.
You can only mug the same person after 30 minutes have passed.

If your current job can raid you can do this once every 5 minutes.
You can only raid the same person after 30 minutes have passed.

 

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