RCG CityLife: Rules & Player Code of Conduct READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES!IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION! As a new member, you have a responsibility to READ and UNDERSTAND the RULES which are the back bone to the harmonious running of the community.
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1.0 General Respect RCG recognises that the nature of the game may occasionally involve a level of role-played abusive language and other adult content. However;
Such content that is considered outside the realms of role play will not be tolerated.
Petty arguments and bickering will also not be tolerated.
While heated arguments are okay, You cannot disrespect someone. IE: "You're a f*cking faggot mate". Also, Roleplay disrespect can only be taken so far. If you feel the roleplay disrespect is being taken too far, inform the person that it is time to stop. When disrespecting someone in roleplay, your disrespect must be directed towards the character not the person themselves.
1.1 New Members RCG aims to make all new members feel welcome and confident in their role.
All players must be able to understand basic English commands and instructions.
1.2 Discrimination RCG respects and promotes equality, diversity and self-expression.
Such language may be used in a role playing scenario if it does not cause offence to others present.
Members who use gender, race, religion, physical/mental ability, background, etc. in a derogatory manner on the servers, forums or TS will be removed and banned at Admins discretion.
Repeated incidents will result in a permanent ban.
Racist skins will result in a permanent ban.
1.3 Profanity/Cursing/Swearing RCG promotes a relaxed environment and diverse culture. There are no current restrictions on cursing. However;
RCG promotes members to be mindful of others. Those who repeatedly cause offence may face disciplinary action at Admins discretion.
1.4 Rage Quitting …is the intentional disconnection from the server/website/internet to avoid undesirable events including, although not exhaustive of; role playing within the game, debate/argument with members, etc. RCG promotes fair play and sportsmanship; those who chose to Rage Quit to avoid unwanted negative effects are not practicing these qualities.
Players who are required to disconnect during an event that may be alleged under Rage Quitting should inform all relevant parties involved the reasons of the disconnection.
Those who legitimately disconnect during undesirable events must endeavour to make relevant arrangements to recommence a true reflection of role play concerned.
Those players who Rage Quit or do not seek to resolve a role play event after returning from a legitimate disconnection will receive either a time-limited or permanent ban.
1.5 Common Sense Always use common sense in situations and use better judgment on whether or not your current situation could be handled in Roleplay, or if a staff member may be required to assist you. If you are ever unsure about anything, Contact Staff before you continue.
2.0 Misuse and abuse
2.1 Multiple Accounts RCG allows ONE account ONLY per computer. Members are responsible for ensuring that only one account is created per computer.
Creating/using multiple accounts on the Forum/Game Server (GS)/Team Speak (TS) is not permitted under any circumstances. RCG Alt Detection Systems (ADT) will identify and highlight any Personal Computer (PC) with more than one membership account. This will result in an immediate block of the accounts concerned and the permanent ban of the IP and PC without appeal. There is an exception to this rule however if you have separate phone lines/IP addresses/PC you can sign up just do not switch with the other account as that will flag a duplicate account and both will be banned. (This is still one account per PC).
Members are responsible for their own accounts. Evading or avoiding punishment by the use of an alternate account will result in a permanent ban.
2.2 Server Spamming … is the repeated and prolific disconnection followed rapidly by re-connection during short bursts. This can cause significant server lag. This may be caused by poor internet connection, ineffective game file set-up or malicious attacks.
Members found spamming any RCG system will receive a temporary or permanent ban. This includes, but is not limited to; Alarm/Reports, Forums, TS3, in-game chat, email, Personal Messaging (PM).
Spamming is not an accepted method of punishment or complaint. Those with issues are advised to follow the Complaints Policy and Chain of Command below.
2.3 Prohibited Software The use of Proxy, VPN, or Anonymous IP Software is not permitted under any circumstances.
The use of such software for any reason will result in immediate removal from the community.
2.4 Cheating As stated, RCG promotes fair play and sportsmanship. To that end, RCG does not accept members using any method to cheat by creating beneficial opportunities, improving statistics, breaching rules, foul play, etc. (this list is by no means exhaustive).
Where cheating is suspected, members are advised to follow the Chain of Command, discretion is advised. Whistle blowers are encouraged to provide evidence (e.g. video record) to aid Admins investigation. Malicious allegations of cheating will also not be tolerated and may result in a ban.
Members alleged to be cheating will be subject to Admin investigation.
Subject to the outcome, members may be permanently removed from RCG servers and the server Log files sent to the appropriate authorities.
Evidence may also be passed to Mojang for assessment and appropriate action.
2.5 Hackers RCG endeavours to minimise the negative effects of hacking on its members.
Members are discouraged from generating publicity for hackers via gossip, forum posts, etc.
Where hacking is suspected, members are encouraged to follow the Chain of Command, discretion is advised. Whistle blowers are encouraged to provide evidence (e.g. video record) to aid Admins investigation. Malicious allegations of hacking will also not be tolerated and may result in a ban.
2.6 Advertising …is a member poaching/encouraging other members to join another server/game without the expressed permission of a Senior Admin and/or without this benefiting RCG.
Members alleged to be leeching other members may be subject to account restrictions or a permanent ban dependant on severity/frequency.
2.7 Content Leaching …is the use, copy, theft, etc. of RCG game/server content without the expressed permission from all of the Founders.
RCG content is solely created and distributed by RCG. Members are NEVER permitted to share, sell, amend, publish, claim credit, etc. (not exhaustive) of any RCG content, no exceptions.
Members alleged breaching this rule will be subject to Admin investigation. Subject to the outcome, members may be placed on account restrictions or permanently banned.
2.8 Metagaming This term is based on the situation where you are using outside of rp sources to gain information.
Live/Delayed Streams of any kind
Any communication system outside of the RCG servers
2.9 Trolling All players must respect other players from all sides. This includes but is not limited to:
Annoying behaviour (After being asked to stop being repeatedly)
Deliberately trying to ruin a players game experiences by being a fool to them
Activating alarms for no reason at all
Detaining civilian players in an interview room without a reason
3.1 Buying/selling in-game items Members have the opportunity to choose various in-game items from the RCG Donation Shop. Members are permitted to buy, sell and/or trade in-game goods or cash.
Members are NEVER permitted to buy, sell and/or trade in-game goods or cash for real-world goods, cash, download rights, etc. (not exhaustive).
Members found in breach of this rule will result in an account restriction or reset.
Members cannot sell things across factions. Such as guns from the police shop to civilians. This will result in a CSB/ESB and a possible ban from the server.
Donors may not at any time give donor items to non-donor players. This also includes a high tier donor giving items to a lower tier donor.
If a donor is found sharing their perks, they will be removed from donor.
3.3 Away From Keyboard (AFK): TS/Game Server Members are expected to use RCG Servers appropriately and use when in communication with others.
Members alleged to be AFK whilst on Server will have 5 min before being kicked for in-activity
If the member is killed/combat tagged during the time they were AFK they will not be comped for the items they lost
3.4 Random Death Matching (RDM) …is the random killing of one or more players on the Server without valid and/or role playing reason or for self-seeking gain such as in-game items (not exhaustive). RCG CityLife RPG is exactly what it says on the tin. The game aims to reflect real-life.
To that extent, players are not authorised to cause the death of another player on the Server for reasons considered outside the realms of real-life reflection role play; this includes Death Matching.
This will not be tolerated and those members that are considered acting outside the realms of role play (including Death Matching) may be issued with a time-limited or permanent ban at an Admins discretion.
3.5 New Life Rule You may not return to your place of death for 5 min after being killed.
Returning to your place of death after being killed and then killing the person will result in a ban.
Only cops may return to an active roleplay situation. The exception to this rule is during a raid.
You are in NLR and must not Roleplay knowing anything from the past Life Time like Names, Faces and any knowledge about people. Using knowledge against the NLR is considered Fail RP, which is the punishment which will be given.
NLR applies when you are killed by PD or a Civ. However, if you die by your own means (i.e. jumping from building, commiting suicide) you will not be granted the NLR.
The only exception to the above rule is when you die due to your own means outside of role play.
a ) Destruction of Buildings/Griefing (i.e. Main Bank, Post Office, ATMs, Factories, Car Shops, Fuel Stations): …is the intentional damage/destruction of those buildings players use and depend on (listed above).
Any member who is alleged to have intentionally damaged/destroyed buildings will be removed from the Server and face Disciplinary action.
Using weapons to set fire to certain areas for the purpose of destroying the buildings is also a violation of rule 3.6 and may result in Disciplinary action.
You cannot light places on fire if there are not firefighters online.
b ) Destruction of non-essential objects: …is the intentional destruction/damage of walls, docks, fences, etc. (not exhaustive).
Members intentionally destroying/damaging the above without the element of role play will also be in violation of rule 3.6 and may face Disciplinary action.
3.7 Evading police without a reason You may not run from the police without doing anything illegal or having anything illegal.
Must have illegal items or be wanted for something.
3.8 FailRP FailRP is when a player acts in a manner which would not fit a roleplay scenario or something that would not be possible in real life. You must always follow a roleplay scenario.
Any player that is restrained by handcuffs or zipties is not permitted to use global chat for any reason. You are also not permitted to shoot or hurt anyone while ziptied or handcuffed.
Drug effects are not allowed to be used to escape or otherwise give you an advantage in an RP situation or fight.
You may not use potions in a fight or to escape a roleplay situation.
You may not teleport while being chased or while in a roleplay situation. Before teleporting all participants in the RP situation must agree it is over before anyone it allowed to teleport away.
You cannot place vehicles while in a roleplay situation, this includes robberies, or during a fight. Vehicles that were placed prior to the RP situation starting may be used.
You may not spawn vehicles inside of a public or federal building
3.9 Major Crimes
There must be at least 3 cops online to commit a major crime.
Major crimes are: Bank robberies, Takeovers, Hostage Situations.
You cannot commit crimes to become wanted just to get into a shootout or chase with cops.
All cops are required to attempt to arrest and not shoot on sight unless they feel their life is in danger.
2 gangs may not join together to commit a major crime.
3.10 Chat Channels All RP communication must take place in their respective chat channels.
Global - For OOC (Out of Character) chat
Local - For roleplay chat
911 - To call the emergency services
PM (Text Message) - For player to player communication. It does not have to be RP.
Do not spam. Flooding the server with messages is not allowed. You will be punished for this.
3.11 Raid Rules Raids is the act of attacking a base.
Raids may only last up to 15 minutes
Do not raid the same base within 10 minutes in time
After raiding a base you may not raid another for 5 minutes
If you die while being raided, you may return to the raid after 2 minutes.
If you disconnect from the game during a raid, the raid automatically ends.
3.12 Kidnap Rules Rules for kidnapping or holding someone hostage
Maximum Ransom is $500,000.
Do not kidnap staff on duty
Kidnapping cooldown is 15 minutes
You may not kidnap the same person within 30 minutes
If you are kidnapped you must listen to whatever the kidnapper says or it is FailRP
3.13 Mugging Rules Rules for when mugging people.
You must give the person a minimum of ten seconds to drop money when you tell them you are mugging them
You may kill the player if they attempt to run
The maximum mug amount is the max they have in their balance
The cooldown for a mug is 5 minutes
If you are armed and a player tries to mug you, you can defend yourself and kill them immediately
Remember the purpose of mugging is get the money to kill the person. It should not be used as such.
3.14 Compensation In order to get Compensation due to Glitch or Server Fault(IE: Unintentional Restart/Server Crash), You must be able to supply proper evidence of what you lost in the form of a screenshot. The screenshot must have the date, time and ownership. If you feel that the server may crash, Or you are at risk of losing stats, Take two screenshots. One will show the date on time on the screenshot text. Then go to requesting in-game support with the screenshot and a staff member will have you comped if your screenshot was correctly done.
For compensation due to player-inflicted damage, You will need to go to Requesting Support, there, a Staff Member will decide whether or not you will be compensated. Screenshots are also appreciated, also evidence of fault of the other party may be required.
3.15 Bounties Players may set bounties on players they dont like or want dead. Mafia Members and Hitmen will be able to take these bounties and claim them.
You cannot kill your own bounties.
You must be a hitman or a mafia member to claim a bounty.
Bounties must be $2,000 or higher.
You must have a valid RP reason to bounty
3.16 KOS Areas KOS areas are areas in which the RDM rule does not apply. The below-listed areas are considered KOS areas and should be treated as such, it also lists the range of the KOS area:
Black Market – Range: In the area inside of the black market.
Drug dealer(s) – Range: The immediate area surrounding the dealer.
Bank (During Takeovers) – Range: 58 blocks from the bank.
Southside – Range: 60 block radius around southside.
Eastside – Range: 60 block radius around Eastside.
Gas Station (During a robbery only) – Range: Vicinity around the gas station. Only applies to engaging civilians who pose a threat(armed). Civilians who dont pose a threat(unarmed) require roleplay.
Bank (During a robbery) – Range: 10 blocks from the bank.
Wild – Range: Anywhere in the wild.
4.0 Police Department (PD) and in-game Justice System
4.1 Corruption Police Corruption is not accepted, any form at all will result in a Permanent Cop side ban NO EXCEPTIONS.
4.2 Gang Area Chase
The search warrant rule applies to gang areas. An officer must have a search warrant to enter a gang area.
Once police are inside a gang area all subjects inside are KOS. Reason for this is because if police enter a gang area they can be shot on sight aswell.
Only exception to having a search warrant is if a Police High Command approves entry.
5.0 Emergency Services Unit
The emergency services unit consists of the Firefighters and EMTs. Doctors are not part of ESU. Fire CADETS are not counted as firefighters but they are ESU. If an ESU member is subject to a crime, then they may report it. Otherwise, ESU cannot report crimes to police officers. That being said, ESU members are not to be killed for any reason whatsoever or through any means. ESU cannot rob or be robbed, cannot steal vehicles, or have their vehicles stolen, cannot have crimes committed against them and cannot commit crimes. If someone breaks any of these rules, it might result in a ban. If it is severe enough, it might be a permanent ban!
5.1 Summary of what ESU can't do
ESU may not enter gang areas or the hostage area unless called there.
You cannot have any weapons while playing as ESU
ESU may not be part of a gang, involved with gang activity or be biased towards any faction or group.
ESU may not spot for cops, be taken hostage, or be in an active shooting area. If there is shooting in the area, ESU cannot enter. You have to wait 30 seconds after the last shot before you move in. If someone starts shooting close to you, you have to leave the area immediately. Move out a few hundred meters and wait another 30 seconds after the last shot before you move back in again.
EMT may not refuse treatment to anyone whatsoever.
ESU may not report any crimes to the police as they are a neutral faction.
6.0 Administrators and Hierarchy
a) Director, Deputy Director, Executive Officer
b ) Senior Admin and Admins
c) Moderators and Trial-Moderators
6.2 Executive Team Support
Members are not permitted to approach Executive Team Members directly and should refer to the Chain of Command.
Repeated ignorance will result in permanent ban at the Executive Team Members discretion.
RCG is proud of the select and dedicated team of volunteers; full forums with enriching topics to answer any questions are also available to members.
Executive Team Members may only be approached via the Chain of Command and ONLY for serious issues.
Spamming, technical, verbal or written abuse/threats via e-mail/private messaging/TS/Forums to other members or RCG Administrators (Admins and or Moderators) will not be tolerated.
6.3 Admins Decisions An Admins decision is final. However:
Players may appeal final decisions; one per incident/player.
Lying to staff will get you banned!
If a staff member tells you to stop doing something, you need to follow their orders.
Players appealing decisions are advised to submit the complaint in writing on the relevant Forum section.
Members are advised to remain civilised and respectful whether accepting or appealing an Admins decision as issues will only cause delays.
Members found to be involving other Admins unnecessarily, essentially causing rifts between Admins, will be Banned.
Executive Team Members reserve the right to discretion and hold the overruling decision.
Executive Team Members reserve the right to make any relevant amendments to the Rules at any time. Members will be advised of amendments.
6.4 Chain of Command (CoC)/Complaints Policy RCG aims to run an enjoyable and harmonious RPG to which the members are proud to be a part of. This involves all Members to display respect and fair play to one another. If a Member is made aware of Rule breaches or lack of decorum or sportsmanship, it is their responsibility to follow the Chain of Command, here as follows:
Rules - investigate the complaints relevance and significance.
Friends – investigate frequency and/or severity of issue.
Forum – discuss issue/submit complaint in writing in the relevant Forum and section.
TS Help Channel – await support.
Support Team Member - Talk to a member of the support team
Moderator – discuss issue with a view to manage or pass through the CoC.
Admin – as above.
Executive Team Members - Members are not authorised to contact the Executive Team directly under any circumstances. Failure to comply may result in various time-limited restrictions to your account and delays on the complaint being processed.
7.0 Property Rules
These rules are the rules for building, and properties built within New Haven. Failure to abide by these rules will result in the rollback of the property, and possible removal from the build team if it applies. If required the staff may seize the property so it can be brought up to standards. If there are any violation with properties, please make a property complaint.
7.1 Design Standards
Houses must be built with a design that fits the modern nature of New Haven. Houses must also be realistic and have a realistic structure that does not defy the laws of physics (No Floating houses or houses on a pillar).
Houses must fit with the general theme of the surrounding area. If you are in an area of the city that is mostly towers then you should be building towers.
All buildings must be made of semi-realistic blocks. Towers and homes made of blocks such as sponge are not permitted.
7.2 Realistic Entrance
There must be a way for any individual to enter any part of your property without requiring that any blocks be moved or removed. This means not to put any blocks in front of or behind any door with the intention of preventing usage of the door. If an individual violates this provision, the staff members have a right to remove the blocks that are in violation of this rule.
Every chest and container must be able to be accessed at any point by a player. No block or blocks may be placed that prevent access to the container. This also applies to containers hidden from public view. If there is a container that is hidden from public view, it should be able to be opened without having to remove any blocks.
You cannot have more than 4 locked doors per entrance of a property.
7.3 Zoning Types
There are different ways that plots can be zoned. The zoning types are: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural and Historic. Each type of zoning has its own restrictions of what can be done on the plot. If you are unsure what type of zoning your building is classified as, contact a member of the Buildteam and they will assist you.
7.3.1 Residentially Zoned Properties
Residential zoning is for individual family units or groups. It includes single-family homes, duplexes, condominiums, trailer parks, and apartments. Businesses cannot be based out of a residential property.
7.3.2 Commercially Zoned Properties
Commercial properties includes almost everything that is not residential, from offices to retail stores, to shopping malls and strip malls, to bars and nightclubs. Most professional offices are zoned commercial. You may not live on a Commercially Zoned plot.
7.3.3 Industrially Zone Properties
Industrial zoning is for manufacturing and warehousing operations.
7.3.4 Historic Zone Properties
Historic zoning is used for buildings are areas that have historic or public value. These properties may not be changed, inside or out, without prior authorization by the Head of Buildteam or the Build Team Lead.
7.3.5 Agriculturally Zoned Properties
Agricultural zoning is used for properties that are used for legal farming activities, and this kind of zoning mandates that a certain portion of the property consists of a farm.
7.4 Drug Farms
All buildings that have drug farms should ensure they are hidden. This means that your drug farm should not be visible from the outside of the property. Additionally, A building may not be solely used for the purpose of a drug farm. Your building must be able to be actively used.
Making traps inside and around properties is allowed. Abuse of traps can result in the trap being removed.
7.5.1 Route of Egress Required
All traps must have a valid RP way for players to be able to exit the trap. This can include, but not limited to, buttons on doors, way out of a room, etc
7.5.2 Possibility of Survival Required
All traps must have a way to survive the trap. This also means if you are not there the trap can’t be made to where a player can not escape the trap. Example.. Traps that use pistons to suffocate you would not be allowed.
7.5.3 Notification of Trespassing Required
You must notify a player that they are trespassing. This should be done inside of local chat.Once you notified then they are trespassing you must give them at least 10 seconds to leave. You may not instantly kill them.
7.5.4 No Trespassing Sign
As an option, regarding the 7.5.3 provision, “No Trespassing” signs may placed on the exterior of the property, that are 6 blocks from each subsequent sign along the perimeter of the property. This along with a “No Trespassing” sign clearly visible at each entrance to the property can be used instead of the warning in chat. These signs MUST be VISIBLE from the EXTERIOR of the region that they are designating as a “No Trespassing” zone. Should there be a dispute about the visibility of the “No Trespassing” sign, the benefit of the doubt will generally be given to the individual who has entered the property, rather than the owner of the property. The best way to ensure that individuals do not trespass onto your property is by utilizing local chat to tell them.
7.6 Basements and Sub-Basements
Properties that are built within New Haven are not permitted to have more than 1 Level of basement. This includes tunneling below the property, or making multiple sub basements inside of the property.
12/06/2015 - Added the jail in vault rule
2/14/2016 - Added rule 3.6 regarding bank takeovers
5/02/2016 - Addition to the rule 3.9
6/24/2016 - Change to rule 3.5
7/31/2016 - Change to rule 2.1
12/28/2016 - Update to some of the rules and removed some of the un-needed once. Addition of rule 3.10
01/01/2017 - Change to rule 3.5
01/10/2017 - Addition of rule 3.13
04/08/2017 - Change to 1.0, added 1.5, change to 3.1, added 3.9, change to the police section (4.0), added ESU section (5.0), added property rules (7.0).
04/08/2017 - Added compensation rule (3.14).
04/11/2017 - Added bounty rules (3.15)
7/08/2017 - Made changes to the bounty rule (3.15), made changes to rule 3.11, made changes to rule 5.0, made changes to rule 3.8. Made a change to rule 7.2. Fixed all the spelling errors.
NOTE: Don't bother appealing if you have actually cheated. You will waste everyone's time and will end up in the same position you are now, banned.
Please make a rule change request on the forums if you see an issue of missing content