0) Admin Discretion and The Intent of the Rules
Rule 0 is present to help players understand how rules are enforced by the admin team.
Admin Discretion gives admins the power to punish players for offenses not listed in the rules below when a player's actions or general behavior creates a negative playing experience for another player, and/or is detrimental to the realistic roleplaying environment we aim to create on the server. Examples of Admin Discretion under Rule 0 is punishing a player for having roleplay not up to standard, directing a player to change their roleplay to better fit the server environment and punishing a player that has broken a rule despite it not being a written example of the rule. That last example brings us onto the second half of the rule.
It is impossible to list every example of each rule being broken. Players are expected to understand the intent of the rule and not abuse any loopholes in order to get around this intent. Admins may step in should a player be found to be abusing loopholes where the rule was clearly broken.
1) Common Courtesy
While out of character it is expected of you to remain respectful and calm towards others. Every player should feel welcome in the community no matter what their background is. Any form of OOC discrimination is forbidden and can result in a community ban if it is severe enough.
Always follow an administrator's instructions even if you disagree with the decision.
Failing to roleplay a situation is strictly forbidden. You're expected to be roleplaying at all times, If a player breaks the rule during the situation you must finish the roleplay and report later. You must also roleplay any injuries that occur to your character or any accidents that happen when driving, even if you are alone.
Examples of breaking this rule:
insulting another player through /pm or /b;
disregarding an administrator's decision;
failing to roleplay a car crash, unless it was clearly caused due to desync (contact an admin through /report if you wish for a crash to be voided);
leaving the server intentionally to avoid roleplay or consequences of any kind;
taking advantage of an OOC issue to give yourself an advantage in an IC situation (stealing a vehicle from a player whose game crashed, initiating a shootout when a player involved crashed, driving off from a traffic stop when a law enforcement officer disconnects, waiting for someone to type to get an IC advantage);
AFK during roleplay situation;
ignoring an employee at an open business and just using the script to buy something, customize your character or customize your vehicle. You must roleplay with an employee if they are present. Vehicle modding must always be roleplayed in full.
Leaving the game just after an active situation, it is best to wait 30 minutes as people might be actively looking for your character
Using of /createinfomarker must be restricted to indicate mid term (few days) persistent impact on a scene : door being lockpick'd, window being broken, a graffiti on a wall...
It is not allowed to perform actions which would not be possible in real life either, this is not limited to roleplay through /me. It is not allowed to force actions upon another player. You are not allowed to roleplay a non-player character.
Roleplay through a /me to lift up a truck.
Jumping from height and not roleplaying the consequences from your fall.
Roleplay through a /me to shoot a player with the result of the player ending up dead in the process.
Looting a stash without properly roleplaying its description (nor knowing about it)
It is mandatory to RP fear in situations/actions which you would usually refrain from doing realistically. Repercussions of your characters actions must always be considered, situations which result in death due to a lack of fear RP may result in a CK. (Character-Kill)
Drawing a gun to rob someone in the middle of the street/populated area.
Running off/drawing a gun while being aimed at.
Lack of fear roleplay or fear for your life in general may result in a permanent character kill.
Looting another character can only be done in realistic situations and time frames. Your characters life and safety must always be put before looting. Prioritizing looting over the need to escape or tend to wounds will be considered powergaming. The following are examples of powergaming while looting:
Looting characters after a shootout in a public space.
Looting characters before tending to injuries sustained.
Returning to a scene to loot someone after fleeing.
Looting bodies while Law Enforcement is present.
Looting without roleplay.
Government building as well as server-owned stores (e.g gas stations, 24/7s, clothing stores) all have cameras by default, which law enforcement agencies have the capacity of acquiring.
All state agencies and Government vehicles have dashcams. OOC recording rules apply to dashcam.
Property safes are supposed to remain visible at all time, you cannot hide them behind furniture.
Providing in-character (IC) information to another player using out-of-character (OOC) means. Providing OOC information to another player using IC means. Using OOC means to find in-character information. Using OOC communication and/or information to influence anything in-character.
All characters you create cannot interact with each other in any way. You may not use a third party to transfer IC information from one of your characters to another one of your characters either. You may not reference another created character.
You may only have one character involved in a particular objective and/or RP scene at the same time. Examples;
you and other faction members arrange a drug deal, then you show up on another character;
you report someone missing to the police on more than one character;
showing up to a business you own and spending money;
gathering information on one character, and using that information on another character.
Any platforms not under the control of "The Junction" cannot be considered in-character unless it has been clearly approved by the admin team. Gangs wishing to have IC channels in Discord must receive approval prior from Administration. Giving out any IC information on Discord without approval is considered metagaming.
Returning to the scene of your death is also considered metagaming, even if done on another character. Some time must be given so the players on the scene can leave it. Once the players involved in your death (involved meaning present at the scene in this particular instance), you can roleplay normally in that particular area. Returning to the same neighborhood is enough to be considered returning to the scene. You may not gather information on your own death on any character you have, or reference any of your dead characters on any of your other characters.
You message a player on Discord to pick you up at x location;
You use VOIP communication (Discord, Teamspeak, Skype etc.) to coordinate during a pursuit or shootout;
Driving around with a friend or friends on VOIP and making decisions to do things without roleplaying in-game and making these decisions IC;
You get CKed on one character, and someone tells one of your other characters about it so you can get revenge;
You use more than one character to benefit a gang or business you are a part of without admin approval;
One of your characters gets beat up so you @everyone on a Discord server to get in-game to help you;
You see the cops outside a friend's house so you PM him on Discord to warn him;
You PM someone that is masked to find out their real name to get around the point of the /mask system;
You get killed in a gang area and then return on another character to get revenge.
Killing another player with poor reason to do so. This also includes you provoking others, followed by performing aggressive actions such as shooting or killing and (or) the provoked party ending up dead.
A character may only run over (ram) another player over if a character's life is at risk. This should not be done excessively
5) Character Customization
Players must create a realistic character using the customization system. Admins may request a player to change their character's customization if they deem it unfit for the server environment.
Characters must dress appropriately for the weather, or at least roleplay the downsides of wearing inappropriate clothes.
Players must only obstruct their face when they have a reason to hide their face. (Wearing a mask in public is an automatic stop and frisk.)
Examples of this rule being broken:
dressing your character to resemble an alien;
making your body invisible or intentionally glitched;
wearing a balaclava while hanging out on the beach;
wearing a winter jacket during the summer.
6) Character Rules
When naming your character, you must consider the following;
names should match the character's background;
names should exist in the modern day and be reasonably common;
names may not contain any special characters, and they must match a Firstname Lastname format;
names may not be nicknames and should be full names as they would be shown on a government-issued ID;
Gag names such as Ben Dover are not allowed either.
Admins have the final say when it comes to a name being valid or not. Players instructed to find another name should do so.
None of your characters should have any impact on anything your other characters are involved in. The metagaming rule goes into more detail about this.
Each of your characters should be unique from your other characters. Making similar characters that have the same motivations, goals, objectives etc. is forbidden. This is to avoid players name changing to avoid consequences. Switching names between your characters is also forbidden.
7) Third Party Modifications And Software
Any type of game modification or software which gives a player any type of advantage over another player is forbidden. This includes but is not limited to binds or hotkeys using programs such as AutoHotkey or macros on a keyboard or mouse.
Client side modding to give an advantage is also considered a breach of the rule. Client side modding may only be done for aesthetic purposes and should never be done to change the function of anything in-game.
Glitching, modding or exploiting in any way is forbidden and will result in a perma ban. We have a zero tolerance policy.
Using a vehicle mod to change the handling of a vehicle or change the size to create an advantage;
Spawning in items;
Use of godmode or giving yourself body armour without in-character access;
Usage of keybinds, hotkeys or macros to replace roleplay or give an advantage in a roleplay scene.
8.) Bug Abuse
Any bugs found out by players are to be reported in the right forum section. Abusing or exploiting features in order to gain a result that is not intended by the server's script, the FiveM client and/or the game itself is considered to be bug abuse.
Situations that are likely to be bugs should also be reported as they are found. Some examples are finding a property for sale that has a lot of weapons or drugs inside, finding a vehicle that is not available to purchase and finding a way to use certain scripts (such as scripted jobs) more efficiently outside of the intended use. Situations like these should be reported to an admin so it can be investigated before a player interacts with it.
Any bugs discovered by players must be reported on the forums HERE under the correct section or reported in-game for staff input. Players found to be abusing/exploiting bugs in the server's script are liable to be banned. Players who are also aware of the bug but do not report witnessing abuse/exploitation may also be subject to a punishment up to a permanent ban. If you think you have discovered a bug in-game and wish to test it, it may only be done under the supervision of an admin.
discovering a bug that allows you to drive locked vehicles or dealership vehicles, then driving said vehicles around;
failing to report a bug which results in other players abusing it after;
finding a property for sale that costs less than it should, or has the wrong interior, then failing to report it;
exploiting a reported bug that allows you to duplicate assets such as weapons and money.
9) Offensive Roleplay
The purpose of this rule is to find a balance between allowing players to be comfortable when playing while still allowing some freedom during roleplay. The roleplay that is restricted under this rule falls under the broad term of "Offensive Roleplay", but it does not mean that any roleplay that offends a player is not allowed.
Offensive Roleplay includes the following;
Extremely graphic torture: Removing limbs or Genitals ect.
To do any of the roleplay listed above, it must be done with the OOC consent of all players involved prior to the roleplay being started.
Rape roleplay is fully forbidden.
Racist roleplay is fully forbidden.
Offensive roleplay must be conducted away from other players and areas where players are likely to stumble across it. If an admin deems a location too public, it can be considered a breach of the rule. It is the responsibility of the players participating in the offensive roleplay to try to keep it away from players that may be uncomfortable with witnessing it. Players knowingly entering an area where offensive roleplay is occurring are assumed to have consented for the purposes of this rule. An example would be entering a strip club or a location where they know a character is being tortured.
If a player is uncomfortable with the roleplay and they are a participant, they may request that it stops at any time.
If a player witnesses offensive roleplay and they do not wish to see it, they may remove themselves from the scene.
torturing a player without making sure they are fine with participating in that kind of roleplay;
describing a gruesome injury in detail when someone arrives at a scene.
The following types of roleplay are not allowed to happen on the server at all:
Sexual roleplay is covered in Rule 19.
10) Robbing and Scamming
Chaining robberies on your character unless adequately roleplayed will be considered unrealistic and a poor portrayal of a character, so be careful If you choose to go that way.
Going door to door to each house and/or vehicle to check if it is unlocked is considered chain robbing.
Consistently robbing people in a very short period of time. Players should wait a while before attempting this again.
11) Crime-free Areas
It is not permitted to commit crimes or to provoke players within crime free areas. However it is allowed to continue the crime if the roleplay was initiated somewhere else.
Crime free areas include the following locations:
Government buildings (such as police and fire stations, the prison and city hall).
Banks (ATM's not included)
Robbing a player at a bank.
Using donator features to make IC money (furniture slots and /bad are exceptions and are allowed);
Trading items that have value in real life, or items on another roleplay community or platform in return for items of value on GTA World;
Giving assets or money away because you're name changing, CKing or leaving the server;
Paying real money for GTA World money;
Transferring stockpiled weapons to a friend to help start their new faction;
Transferring money from one of your characters to another;
Setting up trades for OOC transfers to appear legitimate via IC means (i.e. a fake deal).
12) Business rules
Factions may not own/lease more than 2 scripted business, with a maximum of 1 per type. These businesses include:
13) Advertisement Rules
The advertisement system is there to assist in the creation of roleplay, and assist in the trade of assets and services. Illegal advertisements are not allowed even if the intent behind them is hidden or attempted to be hidden IC. Players are expected to use other IC methods to distribute illegal items or services. Gambling and card games may only be advertised by businesses that have the licensing to host these games. Private games may be organized using other methods.
The following are considered acceptable examples of advertisements:
buying and selling of properties, businesses, vehicles or items of value;
advertisement of legal events;
advertisement of legal services.
You may NOT advertise the following under any circumstances;
looking for work ads, which can be put on the forums;
ads looking for roommates;
illegal advertisements of any kind;
ads selling or buying legal firearms or other legal weapons outside of a licensed business;
asking for rides;
Company ads are used by companies to advertise recruitment, events, when the companies are opening their businesses and other things associated with companies.
Advertisements must not be spammed. Players are expected to be courteous when advertising. Posting several ads for the same business in a short period of time is considered a breach of this rule.
When advertising, ads must only use fully in-character terms. Selling cars that are "maxed out", or using similar terms such as fully upgraded or decked out, is considered to be a breach of this rule. You should describe it in a proper IC way rather than using "maxed out" to tell other players that it cannot be upgraded any further by the script. For properties, default interiors and fully mapped interiors should not be advertised differently. A singleplayer or GTA Online interior that is furnished is still considered furnished. Adding additional objects to one of those interiors or making an interior from scratch should not be the factor to determine if something is furnished or not when advertising.
Examples of breaking the rule:
making an advertisement to purchase firearms;
advertising the sale of knives or lock picks when the person selling does not have a licensed business to do so;
advertising the selling of marijuana;
making an advertisement looking for a date or along the lines of "a fun time";
making an ad about looking for an eagle from the desert, implying you're looking for a Desert Eagle;
advertising the search of a hitman to take someone out.
14) Jail Rules
The purpose of the Jail Rules are to ensure that a more realistic and fair environment can be created within the jail.
Secluded Areas and CCTV Coverage
A secluded area is any area of the jail not covered 24/7 by CCTV or deputies. These locations are the interior of cells, alcoves, nooks, crannies, and corners of rooms.
Inmates must abide by realistic standards of fear. Jail is an environment where: if inmates are needlessly provoking other inmates, causing issues, or not portraying their character correctly within the environment, they are liable to be CK'd or administratively punished. The average person would fear jail.
1 on 1 fights between inmates are acceptable within a secluded setting so long as they do not lead to the death of an inmate and both parties mutually agree to the roleplay at any time. These fights should be fully roleplayed with /me's
Three types of escape:
Spontaneous - Unplanned, uncoordinated, based purely on opportunity.
Planned - Coordinated, based on rigorous planning and exercise.
Breakout - With assistance from exterior forces.
Any death suffered during the escape attempt by inmates attempting or assisting the escape is automatically a character kill. After the escape is accomplished, the character is no longer at risk of being character killed.
Trespassing - Exterior and Staff-Only Areas
Characters trespassing on jail property requires permission from the administration team.
On an IC basis, all characters are thoroughly strip searched prior to being admitted into the facility. However, characters may smuggle items into the jail at their own risk if they roleplay it sufficiently.
15) Sexual Roleplay Rules
The purpose of this rule is to restrict predatory behaviour and reduce sexualization within the community.
"Player" refers to the person behind the screen. "Character" refers to the character created by the player that exists in-game.
Sexual roleplay is defined as any roleplay that can be considered to be sexual activity or can lead up to sexual activity. This includes sexual touching.
Sexual roleplay may only happen if every player that can see the roleplay consents to it. Players who do not want to participate in sexual roleplay may freely remove themselves from the location where it is occurring. Sexual roleplay must occur in a private setting to minimize the chances of other players stumbling across the roleplay. Players may be punished if they are discovered engaging in sexual acts in public if they are unable to prove they did their best to not be discovered.
In summary, the following must all apply before sexual roleplay can occur:
all involved players are 18 years old or older;
all involved characters are 18 years old or older;
each player has agreed to participate and understands that the roleplay must immediately stop if an involved player gets uncomfortable;
all involved players are responsible for making sure players that have not consented cannot stumble across the roleplay (eg. roleplaying in a locked interior);
players may not encourage other players to participate in sexual roleplay using OOC means. This may also extend to trying to convince a player to engage in sexual acts of any kind when the character is clearly unwilling to participate.
Players are strongly encouraged to report any sexual roleplay that involves characters or players under the age of 18.
Sexual roleplay in a public location can be defined as anything from engaging in sexual activity in anywhere that isn't in an interior to engaging in sexual activity in an interior that is easily accessed by several other players (such as a business or property with lots of player traffic).
Businesses that have sexual roleplay occurring inside (such as a sex shop or a club with exotic dancers) should be clearly advertised as such in order to warn players of that type of roleplay occurring.
16) Lore and Continuity
In order to create an immersive environment for players to enjoy, the admin team have defined the IC lore and continuity of the world we play in. In the same way other types of RP have their own lore, we have created our own. This rule exists to allow admins to ensure players are sticking to the lore.
Players are required to follow any lore and continuity outlined. This is to make sure everyone is on the same page. Intentionally ignoring any continuity can ruin the immersion in a given RP scene. An example is someone saying their character is from Los Angeles, which is replaced by Los Santos in our lore.