Rules

Beta

This server is in beta testing, it will be wiped a few times before we’re out of beta. What you see is not indicative of the final product.

You must remain in the Discord server to receive important alerts after your application is accepted.

 

General Rules (A single break may lead to a ban)

 

  • A Player Report Is Not Required For Moderator Action. If you have concerns about your own roleplay or future roleplay plans, talk to moderation who can assist with that.
  • All players must follow Twitch Terms of Service Here
  • For in game questions, help or suggestions use the appropriate Discord channels for those discussions (#roleplay- feedback-and-compliments) (#tech-support) & (#ask-an-ambassador).
  • Server Age Requirement 18+ (Including In-Game Characters)
  • Decent Microphone Quality Is Required (Please try to avoid using echo-ey or wind tunnel sounding outputs. This includes the quality of voice changers).
  • Suicide, Overdose & Rape RP are not permitted.
  • Stay in Character at all times, report issues after the role-play is finished. (This includes keeping the in-game OOC chat log to a minimum)
  • Meta Gaming, Power Gaming, RDM and Toxicity/Bullying Are Not Allowed.
    • Metagaming: The act of taking knowledge you’ve obtained outside of the roleplay and using it to gain an advantage in the RP.
      • Examples of metagaming are, but not limited to, stream sniping (The act of watching another player’s streams to influence your character's actions) as well as trading information between your own characters (If the characters mechanically can not be in the city at the same time, then they can’t talk).
    • Power Gaming: The act of forcing someone into an RP scenario, leaving them no room to roleplay back, or gaining an advantage in an RP scenario through the means of abusing in-game mechanics or diverting from your own character’s current physical traits or personality. The following is a list of examples, but are not the only examples of powergaming:
      • Chain tasing a fellow player, refusing to allow them to get up
      • Refusal to realistically roleplay the injuries that could and should impact the future roleplay of your character, be it a serious physical injury that should result in a stay at the ICU or a wound that may impact everyday activity.
      • Roleplaying unrealistic powers and effects.
      • Abusing the drag and carry commands.
      • Abusing the /me commands in an attempt to force a player into RP.
      • I.e /me takes wallet instead /me tries to take wallet.
      • Exploiting in game bugs to gain an advantage.
    • Not Valuing Life (NVL): This is the act of ignoring your own character’s perceived mortality. While no one but you, the player, can kill your character, your character must still act as if they only have one life. An example of not valuing your life is using a melee weapon after an assailant has pulled a gun on you and instructed you to put your hands up. This does not mean your character has to value another character’s life.
    • RDM (Random Death Matching): RDM is the act of attacking another character(s) without prior establishing role-play or leaving them with no immediate RP. This is HIGHLY prohibited. The following list are examples of RDM, however, are not the only examples of RDM.
      • Hitting another character with a car at high speeds and leaving the scene without roleplay (Otherwise known as VDM).
      • Firing a weapon with intent to harm or to gain an advantage without roleplay.
      • Attacking without provocation or providing context, before or after, to all involved parties attacked.
        • In the case of an established “gang war”, events following a clear declaration of war between all gangs have more leniency, but are still subject to potential RDM breaks.
    • Toxicity/Bullying:  Do not bring unwanted behavior onto the server. Do not harass fellow members of the community, be it devs, staff, or players. This is not limited to TheCrewRp Discord, which means Twitch streams, Twitch chats, non-affiliated Discords, private Discord messages are subject as well.
      • Targeting a player in character based on out of character (OOC) feelings or OOC targeting for in character actions is bleeding and considered toxic.
  • No Magic or Sci-fi characters or elements
    • Your character is a biological human.They don’t possess superhuman strength or the ability to turn another character into a non-human being.
    • Las Vegas style/Illusionary magic is allowed.
    • Light Theoretical Science is allowed.
    • Examples of non-permissible sci-fi and magic are, but not limited to:
      • Time travel
      • Supernatural beings/Fantasy Creatures
      • Space Travel
      • Magic wands/Powers
      • Technological based Mind control
      • Human/Animal Hybrids
  • Criminal Limit: All criminal activity is limited to 4 criminals. This includes players relaying information via lookouts or radio communication.
    • This also includes having a hostage that is in the know. This means not having a 5th criminal pretending to be a hostage. The following is a breakdown to further elaborate:
      • 5 criminals - No
      • 3 criminals + 1 hostage in disguise - Yes
      • 4 criminals + 1 hostage in disguise - No
      • 4 criminals + 1 real hostage - Yes
  • Permadeath (Permanent death):
    • Should be stated through /me commands. There is no coming back, in any way, shape, or form from this. The most common /me's for this are “/me permadeath” or “/me has died from their injuries”.
  • Baiting city services is prohibited: This is the act of calling for services such as EMS, Fire, Police, mechanics, etc, with the intent to leave and not follow through with the ensuing roleplay.
  • Evidence: Evidence plays a key role in the criminal aspect of the roleplay. All emergency services have “body cams” while on duty, and as such, can use in-game screenshots and stream footage as part of their evidence. Off duty emergency services, criminals, and civilians can use those only when using the in game phone camera and/or “/me begins to record on phone”
  • Emergency service character should avoid willingly breaking the law as this may lead to termination from the role.
  • Above all else, respect the roleplay and trust the other players are here to roleplay.

 

Guidelines to Keep in Mind (Continued disregard for these guidelines may lead to moderation action)

 

  • Character: Your character is more than just a name and a backstory, consider:
    • Your character’s age and physical and mental limitations. Are you too old to be sprinting without some form of aid?
    • Your character’s personality, are they outgoing? Are they serious or a goofball?
    • What is your character morality? Are they law abiding?
    • Allow the events your character takes in be opportunities to evolve, grow, and change.
    • Your character shouldn’t be a jack of all trade, and that’s okay. They might just be a couple things, and that’s okay. If you want to try something else out, from a character perspective, create a new character and live that life.
    • Ask yourself “How does my character get involved”. Some scenarios and stories are on-going and require more touch than just walking up and assuming a role in the story.
    • You’re a wholly new character. Your character’s previous GTA RP stories don’t continue just because the map is the same, this is wholly different Los Santos then the one you previously inhabited. They’ll have to start over in a new city and climb the ladder of success, whatever form that takes, all over.
  • Interactions: Your character will come across a lively and diverse cast of characters within the city and the ensuing counties.The follow are some things to keep in mind when you and your character come across this cast:
    • You get what you give, if your character is off putting and aggressive from the start, there will be characters who find your character unlikeable. Conversely, if you play a charming and giving character, there will be character that find your character likeable.
    • Your character doesn’t have to see everything that the player sees. Your character doesn’t have to hear everything that the player hears.
    • When interacting with members of city services, lean into their flavor of RP. (Example: If a member of EMS arrives to help you out, lean in and RP to the best of your abilities and try to provide a fun interaction through speech and the use of /me. If you're unsure of the RP, feel free to reach out to the other player OOC and discuss the RP and learn from it.)
    • If you find yourself in incredibly uncomfortable RP scenarios, along the lines of something that is triggering, the server has a safeword to use in those situations. If you find yourself there, call out “BANGARANG” or /me BANGARANG and players around you will respect it and react accordingly.
    • Your character may do something that upsets another player on an OOC level, be mindful that we’re all human. Check in DM’s after intense or potentially triggering situations are encouraged. 
    • Every interaction you have with a character is a chance to add to the ongoing story of your character, however, more importantly, it is a chance to add to someone’s character, give as much as you can to someone’s story, you never know what will happen next.
  • Crime: Crime is a key element of GTA RP and a key source of character based conflict. A couple things to remember as your character enters the world of crime:
    • No one is just a criminal mastermind and crime boss day one, there’s a story behind each law breaker and each character’s story is different, you should feel empowered to tell that story at your own pace. Set up shop, make connections, and grow.
    • Be mindful of the amount of attention and what kind of attention your drawing with your crime. Think of the heat from the police your drawing on you for doing a lot of crime in a little amount of time, it may result in larger fines and longer sentences
    • Your character should, at a base, respect the hierarchy of the criminal underworld. It takes time and effort to get there, doesn’t mean they can’t be knocked down, but it does mean they are there through effort and roleplay.
    • Conflict between criminals comes in many forms, but the ultimate form is guns and shootouts, there is nowhere to go after guns come out, allow the conflict to evolve and not go 0-100 out of the gate.
    • There is power in numbers, but there is also no power in large, long term alliances. Cooperation between criminals is just as important to stories as conflict between criminals If possible, avoid them especially if they don’t allow for conflict to happen