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Bay Area Roleplay Community Rules

The following rules apply to all Bay Area Roleplay platforms, but is more focused in-game. However, the rules may also be enforced to non-gaming platforms, particularly the forum, Discord, and TeamSpeak servers. See the non-gaming platform rules for additional rules.


 

1. Deathmatching

An example of deathmatching (DM) would be killing a player without any valid roleplay reason behind it.


Maccer calls Dwayne's mother a rude name and Dwayne responds by putting a bullet in Maccer's face.
 Maccer and Dwayne get into a vehicle accident. Maccer is furious about the damage and empties his AR into Dwayne.
 Maccer, a non-smoker see's Dwayne smoking and starts punching him without warning.


Unnecessary provoking is also forbidden. Do not intentionally cause trouble with players you had no quarrel with prior.

Punishments: Admin Jail or warning. Mass-DM is a bannable offense.

 

2. Powergaming

Powergaming (PG) is acting unrealistically or in a unfair way during roleplay situations. Another form of powergaming would be forcing roleplay on a player by not allowing them to reply to your actions or ignoring the roleplay altogether. Players are not allowed to deliberately player-kill or character kill (or otherwise suicide), exaggerating the cause of death, or provoking other player to kill your character to avoid any type of roleplay.

 

If a player who is brutally wounded has obtained a headshot, they must roleplay that this is fatal and consider themselves dead. This is to maintain consistency across roleplay situations.


An example of powergaming would be roleplaying that your character kicks multiple officers in the groin while being restrained to escape the situation, suicide to avoid being arrested, opening fire in front of 5 police officers to get player-killed from an arrest, surviving a headshot, etc.

Punishments: Admin Jail or warning.

 

3. Metagaming

Metagaming (MG) is when you use out-of-character information in-character. Encouraging someone to metagaming is also prohibited.


 Maccer reads Dwayne's out-of-character nametag and acts like he knows Dwayne in-character.
 Maccer contacts Dwayne via out-of-character functions to assist him at a specific location.
 Dwayne changes his initial plans and responds to Maccer's out-of-character message in-character.
 Maccer knows Dwayne is Jewish in-real-life and uses this to attack his non-Jewish character (read rule 11).

 

This also includes Revenge Kill (RK). Revenge Killing is when you return to the area of death or initiate a fight or argument with the player(s) that previously killed you.

Punishments: Admin Jail or warning. Varied on situation, offense may be bannable.

 

4. Illegal Modifications, Exploits, and Bug Abusing

Players are not allowed to exploit SA:MP bugs, GTA bugs, glitches, game physics, or gamemode bugs under any circumstances. Usage of third party programs/tools or modification either to gain advantage over another player or bypassing the restriction of the server are also strictly forbidden.

 

Examples:
 Repeatedly jumping to travel around faster (Bunnyhopping)
 Using animations to avoid damage, no-clipping inside walls or gaining infinite oxygen.
 Crouching to cancel default animations during a shootout or quick-scrolling to avoid reloading

— Using any kind of hacking programs

 Using script/tools/program to bypass any script restriction, such as Idle-AFK timer, etc.

 

If you believe that a player violated this rule, you must report the player accordingly or contact an admin. Failing to report or profiting from a hacker, bug abuser, or illegal modification can result in the same punishment.

Punishments: Varied from warning to permanent ban depending on the severity. Hacking and bug abusing will result in a ban.

 

5. Safe Zones

Players are not allowed to commit any illegal activities within the safe-zones. The only exception to this rule is when the roleplay started somewhere else and immediately brought into the safe-zones.


Locations (inside and immediate area) covered by this rule are:

— Job Locations

— Cranberry Station (spawn points)

— Government Buildings (bank included)
— Police Headquarters / Stations
— Hospitals / Fire Dept Headquarters
— SF Prison (inmates excluded)

Punishments: Admin Jail or warning. Varied on situation, offense may be bannable.

 

6. Advertising

Advertising other SA-MP servers in-game or on the forums will not be tolerated and your in-game and forum account will be banned. Using any method to lure players to abandon the server also falls under this rules. 

Punishments: Bannable offense

 

7. Robbery and Scamming

While robberies and scams are allowed, there are a few rules that have been set in regards to these actions.

 

 You may only rob a player above level 3 for a maximum of $500;

— You may only scam a player above level 3 for a maximum of $50,000.

The level restrictions applies for all players involved in the roleplay.

 

Exceptions:

— Vehicle and property scams are strictly forbidden.

— Scams are forbidden within legal (registered) casino establishment

— Lending, loaning, or renting money, property, vehicle, or other assets is done at your own risk.

— Gambling that does not take place in a legal (registered) gambling establishment is done at your own risk.

Punishments: Admin Jail or warning.

 

8. Disgusting Roleplay

Roleplay that is considered disgusting, depraved, or sexual must be held in a private area between the consenting parties. While prior consent is not required, all participants are allowed to abandon or stop the roleplay immediately at anytime during the roleplay without any repercussion.

 

 Rape 
 Cannibalism
 Necrophilia
 Dismemberment

 Unsolicited perverse/sexual actions

 

If a player request that the roleplay be stopped, it must be ended at that point. This applies to everyone, including anyone who is witnessing the ongoing roleplay. Forcing to continue the roleplay will result in punishment.

Punishments: Admin Jail, kick or warning. Varied on situation, offense may be bannable.

 

9. Abusive or Offensive Language

Insulting other players, family members, sexual preference, or religious beliefs is strictly forbidden. It's common online users often enter heated discussions and insults might be used and as a result we do not deal with minor reports that involved such minor offenses. This does not green-light players to have a toxic attitude, antagonist players may be banned.

Punishments: Admin Jail, kick or warning. Varied on situation, offense may be bannable.

 

10. Spamming

Sending 3 or more of the message in a short period of time is considered spamming. Repeatedly sounding your vehicle horn to annoy players also falls under this rule. This applies for all chats, vehicle functions, and commands, including help and report feature.

Punishments: Admin Jail, kick or warning. Varied on situation, offense may be bannable.

 

11. Account Rules

 Account Sharing: You are not allowed to share your in-game or forum account(s) with other members of the community.
 Account Marketing: It is strictly forbidden to buy or sell your account or any in-game items your character has.
 Famous Names: You are not allowed to use famous character names, such as celebrities or television characters.
 Account Mixing: It is not allowed to share items or character knowledge between any of your accounts. 
 Ban Evading: You are not allowed to create other accounts whilst there is an active ban on any of your current accounts.

Multi-accounting: You may only have one master account at a time.


It will lead to all your accounts being banned and obviously lower the chances of the original ban being lifted.

Punishments: Bannable offense.

 

12. Miscellaneous Rules

Away From Keyboard (AFK): Do not AFK in public place or in any place where others can initiate roleplay with you

Avoiding Roleplay: Do not avoid or ignore roleplay by quitting the game or deliberately AFK-ing mid-roleplay

 Faction Rules of Engagement (RoE): Players involved with factions or groups must follow the RoE in this thread

Property Rules: Players who own or lease a property must follow the rules in this thread (TBA)

Admin Discretion: Admin may provide leniency toward punishment at their own discretion

 

Players who believed they were wrongly punished should contact the respective admin first out-of-the game, by providing new evidence that has not been reviewed yet. Reports against staff member should be sent via private message to the Head of Admins/Helpers respectively.

 

 

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Giga    369
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February 25th, 2018 | Community Rules Update:

 

Renamed Server Rules to Community Rules. See the sub-header for more information.
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February 26th, 2018 | Community Rules Update:

 

Rule 8 has been amended, setting the maximum amount for robbery and scamming activities.

 

While robberies and scams are allowed, there are a few rules that have been set in regards to these actions.

 

You may only rob a player for a maximum of $500;

You may only scam a player for a maximum of $200,000.

 

This rule is to be expanded further.

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February 27th, 2018 | Community Rules Update:

 

Rule 8 has been amended, setting the minimum level required for robbery and scamming activities.

 

While robberies and scams are allowed, there are a few rules that have been set in regards to these actions.

 

You may only rob a player above level 3 for a maximum of $500;

You may only scam a player above level 3 for a maximum of $200,000.

 

The level restrictions applies for all players involved in the roleplay.

This rule is to be expanded further.

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February 27th, 2018 | Community Rules Update:

 

Rule 5 has been amended to include two more safezones.

 

5. Safe Zones

Do not commit any felonies in highly populated areas without a sufficient roleplay reason or in areas that would be absurdly unrealistic. If the roleplay initiated elsewhere, you may resume it without having permission but you will need evidence to support your case if reported.


Locations (inside and nearby) covered by this rule are:

Job Locations

Cranberry Station (spawn points)
 Government Buildings
 Police Headquarters / Stations
 Casinos (owners and associates excluded)
 Hospitals / Fire Dept Headquarters
 SF Prison (inmates excluded)

 

 

 

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March 1st, 2018 | Community Rules Update:

 

Rule 14 has been created, placing restrictions in regards to the Firearm License system.

 

14. Firearm License Restrictions

A Firearm License allows players to legally obtain a firearm from Ammunation stores. This system, however, comes with restrictions to prevent any sort of abuse.

 

The following acts may not be committed regardless of roleplay reasoning. This includes, but is not limited to the following:

 

Firearms Distribution (e.g selling licensed firearms, giving them to other players, etc.)

Committing any kind of illegal activities with a licensed firearm.

Punishments: Revocation of firearm license; forfeiture of all firearms in possession; permanent ban, depending on the circumstance.

 

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March 30th, 2018 | Community Rules Revision:


2. Powergaming

  • Added more restriction in terms of deliberate suicide to avoid RP and surviving a headshot
  • Removed the classification of RPing with someone who are AFK from the PG rules.

 

4. Illegal Modifications, Exploits, and Bug Abuse

  • Now contained a combination of Rule 4 and Rule 6
  • Added more explanation and examples

 

5. Safe Zones

  • Changed the definition to further clarify the condition where this rules applied
  • Removed Casino from the protected zones

 

7. Robbery and Scamming

  • Reduced scamming limit to $50,000
  • Added restrictions for vehicle and property scam
  • Added restriction where legal (registered) casino cannot scam its customers
  • Loan, lend, rent, is now at your own risk. You will not receive any refund nor admin assistance
  • Illegal gambling (outside of legal casino) is at your own risk

 

8. Disgusting Roleplay

  • Added more clarification
  • Changed sexual harrasment to "Unsolicited perverse/sexual actions"

 

Added: 12. Miscellaneous Rules

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