Failure to follow our server rules may or will lead to ban from our server. Please follow all server rules at all times. We are a heavy roleplay community and if you cannot appreciate that, then this isn't the place for you.
Ignorance or misinterpretation of any of the rules or other rulesets will not be accepted as defense against disciplinary action. Server rules are always subject to change and updates added as the admin staff sees fit. Please check the forums often for changes. If you have a suggestion, please start a thread under the main GTA V forum.
Derogatory remarks about: race, religion, gender, sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, EVEN IN RP!
Role-playing sexual assault (non-consensual touching, rape, etc.) Is prohibited!
You can either play on the server, or watch a stream. NOT BOTH! This is to avoid meta-gaming. If you are caught on a stream in the viewer list or chat you will be banned without question, even if you “forgot” to close it.
Stream-sniping is prohibited. Doing so will result in a ban!
Entering the military base is prohibited! There is no way in real life that you are going to get into a United States military base, it's not possible, there are too many armed guards and gates and such, it's not realistic, and will be considered failure to roleplay and you WILL BE BANNED!
Stealing military vehicles is prohibited, including but not limited to: tanks, fighter jets, infantry transport vehicles, UAZs, military fuel tankers, cargobobs, and armed military helicopters.
Entering mission row detention area is prohibited, there are too many armed police officer, cameras, security panels, etc., that you would have to get past, this is not realistic, and will be considered failure to roleplay which, in turn, will result in a ban!
Stealing a cop car AI or player from any station is considered FAIL RP and will result in a ban without hesitation. Realistically, there's too much security for you to get anywhere close to one.
Stealing AI cop cars or ambulance is bannable period. The AI are not intelligent enough to respond to such behavior. Player owned cop cars may he stolen but only on the street. It cannot be stolen from a station. Same goes for Ambulances. You cannot steal it from the stations or hospitals.
Sexual harassment and stalking of a member is a ZERO TOLERANCE. If you are found guilty, you will be permanently banned.
You are required to have a mic to roleplay in our servers. Text RP is no longer going to be allowed to be the primary means of communication. You can still use text for certain situations. Failure to comply will lead to a removal from the server. The community voted on this and this rule was based on that result. As far as current text RP players, a grandfather clause has been put in place. All new members from 10/9/17 must have a mic of you will be removed from the server. If a player chooses to not RP with you because you're not using a mic, we will not hear those complaints.
Text RPers may not engage in hostile activities. This includes but is not limited to: Robbing other players, being a primary aggressor in a group robbery, or kidnapping somebody. If you want to participate in a group, you may do so by being a lookout, a sniper, or a get away driver. But you are not allowed to engage as the primary. This is to prevent people from accusing RDM and FAIL RP.
/me command must be used for roleplay purposes and the way game mechanics are. You can't pull a shot gun from out of now where and kill someone. The game allows this to happen too quickly and without warning. An example /me slowly reaching behind his back. This gives the player the opportunity to see your action and have time to react. Even in this scenario, the other player will only have a few seconds to read the action and respond. This may also be done using VOIP in urgent situations (e.g., holding someone at gunpoint).
Combat logging is prohibited including using /respawn while involved in an RP situation is not allowed. Logging out of the server to avoid incarceration, or an RP situation is also prohibited and will be met with a ban.
No Metagaming - Metagaming is defined as: Using external factors, information, or knowledge your character would not be able to obtain through normal means of gameplay.
No Power gaming - Power gaming is defined as: Using mechanics or roleplaying mechanics that do not exist. Eg. Your buddy is allergic to leather, so you “RP” that you hitched a seat to the top of a bus so he could have an excuse to ride on the top.
The use of food/revive/healing methods during an RP situation (e.g., a shootout, chase, etc.) is prohibited. This is considered FailRP.
Use of auto-clickers is prohibited, including using them to connect to the servers.
Do not kill Artificial Intelligence peds, call 311 if an AI is causing a problem!
Random Deathmatching (RDM) is prohibited - you must have a reason to kill someone, a rival gang member, drug deal gone wrong, etc.
Cop baiting is prohibited: DO NOT intentionally bait police into chasing you for a high speed chase or bait them into an ambush situation. There are very, very few reasons for this to be justified and not realistic at all. Be a smart criminal and make your millions by being smart. Cop-baiting means doing any deliberate action for the purpose of garnering police attention or otherwise baiting the police into interacting with you. This includes purposely committing traffic violations right in front of the police. More examples - car full of drugs and you drive like a moron with no regard to your safety and clearly not a care about attracting police attention. Another, speeding through the city at 100 MPH+ because "you're in a hurry" or "someone was following me" probably won't cut it either. We understand red light will get ran and whatnot, but it should be done in a manner that you wouldn't want to wreck your car or get yourself killed. Blatant disregard for laws and obvious attention getting actions will get you removed from our server.
The help chat (//, /go, and /g) is for help only; no social chat; it is also to be considered out of character.
Exploiting bugs is prohibited, doing so will result in an immediate ban!
Do not create multiple accounts, you can create up to five (5) characters on an account, if you create multiple accounts you may be IP banned!
You must make a first and last name - a last initial is not acceptable.
YOUR NAME MUST BE REALISTIC! E.g Asses Mcbuttface is not acceptable.
Including spaces or tabs or other empty characters in your name is prohibited. Doing so will result in a ban until the name can be fixed, whether accidental or not.
DO NOT SPAWN VEHICLE FOR JOBS AND LEAVE THEM IN THE SPAWNING AREA! Others cannot spawn a vehicle when you do this. Blocking vehicle spawn zones (such as the taxi spawn) is prohibited, and may result in fines, arrest, or a ban if it is a persistent issue. Hit E once if it doesn’t spawn right away give it a few seconds it can sometimes take time to spawn. If you do accidently spawn more than one vehicle, MOVE THEM! If they are flipped call 311 to have police remove them.
When using the tow truck, DO NOT tow vehicles with players in it! It causes major issues. Additionally, DO NOT attempt to tow vehicles that are bigger than the truck's bed. This also causes major issues.
Do not go AFK for extended periods of time.
AFK farming is prohibited and will be considered an exploit. This will result in an immediate ban!
Cheating by means of hacking, farming, exploiting, etc is prohibited and will result in an immediate ban! This includes getting on an empty or near-empty server and committing crimes, etc. for personal benefit whilst avoiding the risk of being caught/challenged! This includes breaking traffic laws; all rules still apply!
All emergency medical services, fire department, and law enforcement personnel are required to be in our teamspeak on the ops channel corresponding to the server you are actively on duty in.
Modded/hacked clients are prohibited, use will result in immediate ban!
Exchanging real currency for money, goods, or services in game is prohibited. Doing so will result in an immediate ban!
If there are no police online, player to player crimes, such as kidnapping, robbery, etc., should not be abused. If you are caught doing so you will be banned.
Obvious disregard for our in game laws - traffic, felony, misdemeanor - and clear disregard for our server rules, will lead to a ban. There is no RP reason to just speed everywhere you go and follow absolutely no traffic laws.
There is no new life rule (NLR) You can be incapacitated and you will require medical assistance. In chat, it shows you that you will have 10 minutes before respawning (when EMS is online) or that you will have 5 mins (no EMS is online.) You will be charged for EMS services or hospital fees (repawns sets you at a hospital) It is cheaper to get medical aid by EMS. Logging out to avoid fees and loss of illegal weapons is prohibited. This is considered an exploit and you will run the risk of being banned from the server. You need to value your life, this is why we have EMS and the fees associated with you being incapacitated. EMS receives an alert that someone is down with a general location so they can respond. It is considered to be a concerned citizen called for you. Please, still use 911 if you seek medical aid and be patient. If after 10 mins. is up and EMS has not responded and you HAVE NOT called 911, feel free to respawn and pay your fees. Again, be patient, PD & EMS are very busy at times and the calls are taken in order of importance.
DO NOT police the police, if you think you were treated wrongly or unfairly, make a post in the appropriate complaint section on the forums.
Use of trainers, injectors, or any other programs that affect the game externally or internally is prohibited.
Going on killing sprees and damaging players property 15 mins prior to server restart is prohibited. Acting like a mad man and killing everything in site without RP is still RDM whether it's 1 hour or 1 min to restart. Damaging peoples property will still cost them money to repair their vehicles after the restart. Failure to follow this rule will result in a ban.
You cannot retaliate against a person or group more than once for the same thing; once you have taken your revenge ONCE, you cannot take further retaliatory actions against them unless and until they retaliate against you. This applies to gangs, individuals, and groups alike. A valid RP reason is ALWAYS required for such actions, and MUST be conveyed to the victim (in most cases, prior to the action itself).
FailRP/Not valuing your life - Failing to RP in the sense of using common sense or not valuing your life will lead to your ban. Think about your actions. Using the excuse of how you saw it in a movie doesn't cut it or whatever off the wall excuse. You must show that you value your life. Examples of not valuing your life - you drive off a pier doing 110 MPH to get away from the cops. Just because the game mechanics of GTA V won't kill you, doesn't mean it's ok to do.
Camping - There is no reason gang areas, drug sell area, etc, should be camped for any reason by anyone. Sitting inside an area waiting for a player to come by so you can rob them is camping. Cops sitting at the entrance of the final drug run is camping as well. There are many other ways to accomplish robbing someone or busting them with drugs in the car.
Fail RP - Driving on rail tracks, above and below ground, is considered a form of fail RP - you would most likely damage your vehicle, be reported by railroad personnel, etc.
Fail RP - Entering the secure area at the Los Santos International Airport without being or being escorted by a certified pilot with an active pilot's licence, for the sole purposes of legitimate airport activity, is forbidden. Additionally, the airstrips at Sandy Shores, Grapeseed, and the Paleto Bay beach are now considered government property, and as such are now subject to the appropriate in-character laws.
All EMS/FD and PD players need to be on our teamspeak for communications while playing in that role. Voice comms are much quicker than typing when certain situations arise. Civs are more than welcome to join as well and have dedicated channels for civs.
To create a gang, you must be able manage your gang properly. Anything that happens in your gang ultimately comes down to you as the leader.
Failure to adhere to server rules and expectations will result in a gang strike.
Gangs are required to be in the EPCG TS while playing on our servers. This is to allow staff to get in touch with you in the event of situations.
Gangs are required to have a MINIMUM of 5 people.
GANG STRIKE SYSTEM:
Strike 1: First offense (strong verbal warning and a note is taken of the date of the offense)
Strike 2: This is a bigger deal. Written warning issued and potentially (circumstantial) forced to sit out of one server rotation
Strike 3: Game over. Gang disbanded. All gang activity and affiliations is ordered a cease and desist. Failure to do so will result in a ban from the server for disobeying Administration/Fail RP
Gang strikes are permanent. If and when a gang gets a strike is determined by the administration team. If one person is acting on their own accord, we will not hold that against the entire gang and will discipline the individual. If multiples are found in violation either together or separately, then a gang strike is issued. Again: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS THE LEADER TO KEEP YOUR GANG IN CHECK!!