GENERAL TWITCHRP RULES
These rules are the same across all TRP servers/games. Rust-specific rules follow.
GENERAL COMMUNITY RULES
1 – Be respectful of others in the community; personal insults or verbal attacks outside of role-play (RP) are strictly prohibited!
2 – RP that violates the Twitch Terms of Service (ToS) and Rules of Conduct (RoC) is strictly prohibited:
3 – You must stay in character at all times on TwitchRP servers. This means no going out of character (OOC) on the radio/in-game chats, as well. Message people on Steam, Discord, or other methods if you need to, but keep it all in character (IC) when playing on TwitchRP.
4 – DO NOT broadcast music to the server using the internal VOIP unless agreed upon by all present parties.
5 – Your first action in any disagreement should always be to try to RP it out. If that doesn’t work and you have a problem with another player, handle it privately, rather than having an open argument on the radio/in chat in the game or in a public forum like Discord or Twitch. If the player has broken a rule, file a report.
6 – Speaking poorly of others on stream, in chat, or elsewhere will not be tolerated. If you have an issue with someone, submit a report. You are representing TwitchRP when you’re on our servers.
7 – Do not message admins directly for general questions. We have a FAQ for reference, and a Discord where you can ask for assistance (#in-game-assistance for IN-GAME HELP REQUESTS ONLY, and any of the general channels for general help). You MAY message admins for issues you’d like kept private and rule clarifications.
8 – EROTIC ROLE-PLAY: There should be no erotic role-play (ERP) on TwitchRP. Innuendo is acceptable, but performing sexual acts is inappropriate and will result in immediate action by the admin team; this includes switching to an overlay scene but still playing the audio of the RP. Follow the adage of “less is more”!
9 – AGE REQUIREMENT: TwitchRP uses ESRB ratings to determine the age requirements for our servers. For ARK and Dark and Light, you must be 15 years old to play. For GTA, you must be 18 years old.
10 – When you applied to TwitchRP, you signed up with Discord as part of the process. It’s required that you edit your nickname on the TwitchRP Discord server to “Steam Name (Current Character Name)” so that it’s easier for people to contact you. Additionally, this will allow admins to find you quickly in the event a report is filed against you. If the admins are unable to contact you, we will have no other recourse than to take appropriate actions against you, as we will only have one side of the story. If your Steam name is the same as your character name, you must still follow this rule.
If GTA is the only TRP server you’re whitelisted on, please see GTA-specific rules for details on formatting your Discord name.
11 – CHARACTER NAMES: You may not use special characters in your name, unless they are part of your name. (For instance, you are a robot, and your name is “R2-D2.” If you’re a human, don’t name yourself “~*Janet*~”) Admins will change your name if you do not comply with the guidelines.
12 – CHILD CHARACTERS: Child characters are only allowed in ARK and DnL. Please see the game-specific rules for details on naming your child character.
13 – Do not glitch any elements of the games or use exploits.
14 – SERVER RESTARTS/CRASHES: You may not use a server restart or crash to escape an RP situation you were in before the restart/crash. You must wait for the other players to reconnect, and then continue the RP.
15 – If an admin contacts you to discuss a timeout, the ban will not be lifted (regardless of its initial duration) until you have spoken to the admin.
16 – Any player caught harassing or bullying another player on the server, or outside of the server but in relation to their presence on the server, will be permanently removed and barred from the current and any future whitelists.
If the admin team bans you from a TRP server/game, you will also be banned from all other current and future TRP servers/games.
Metagaming is the use of out of character (OOC) knowledge someone would have no in character (IC) knowledge of. Stream sniping occurs when you have a player’s stream open and use the information you see there (whether to find, harass, spy on them, or otherwise interact).
17 – Stream sniping/stalking and metagaming IS NOT TOLERATED. Do not act on information obtained through any means other than direct RP:
- You must keep the information you have learned via watching streams and reading discussions separate from your character’s knowledge.
- You may not use in-game automated notifications (death messages and tribe/clan logs, etc.).
18 – Identifying players and player-owned creatures or structures through use of their nameplate is considered insufficient RP and is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:
- using radio/chat tags to find tribe/clan and character names,
- using your HUD on a structure or creature of any kind,
- or using destruction logs to find out who has raided you.
19 – If you decide to re-roll midseason (ARK) or after death (GTA), your new character may be associated with your previous character, but it cannot retain any knowledge from your previous character (memories, etc.). Not only is this meta, but it creates unfair relationships between your new character and those your old character had met.
You may always re-roll for a new season.
20 – MICROPHONES AND CHAT: Do not use local chat. Whisper in game via your microphone, or pass notes (in ARK). A microphone is required to play on TwitchRP. If your mic breaks, find a reason your character is suddenly mute (a sore throat is a good reason to not log in!), and exit the situation as gracefully as you can.
Note: The only characters who are allowed to not speak are animal characters on GTA. HOWEVER, you must still RP every situation – no KOS.
21 – External communication may not be used unless you are farming or hanging out in your base with your friends/tribe. The moment you begin active RP, you MUST mute or close your external VOIP connection.
22 – DO NOT log out in the middle of combat, i.e. combat logging.
23 – You cannot murder or knock someone out unless they have threatened your life or have not complied with your reasonable demands.
24 – You cannot assault people without proper vocal role-play initiation that stems from you or your group in all situations.
- Initiated role-play lasts for roughly 15 minutes before you must re-initiate.
25 – If you were not directly involved in the original RP situation (can’t hear the shots), and if you are not a part of the group (via radio/chat, text, or other direct communication previous to the scenario), you may not initiate in that RP scenario, unless you follow all other PVP initiation rules.
26 – If your character becomes knocked out or unconscious for any reason, you need to role-play this. If you are unconscious, you are not going to be able to speak coherently, and using the radio/chat is not practical.
27 – Declaring war with other tribes/groups is allowed as long as it is clear who the involved parties are. You are not allowed to forcefully drag bystanders into your conflict. Those who were not included in the RP which set the premise for the war are considered bystanders.
If you would like to spectate a fight, you must understand that combatants are in a tense situation and cannot always tell who is a spectator and who is an enemy. Your presence (and the presence of your mount) at a battlefield puts you at risk.
NEW LIFE RULE
Please see the game-specific rules for NLR rules for each TRP server.
28 – If you are accidentally killed in a PVE situation, you may (or may not) be invited back to the RP by the people involved. They may (or may not) return the items found on your body at that time. Do not presume you are invited back; wait for the invitation.
29 – In any PVP scenario, whether a skirmish or a full-out war, you are not allowed to respawn and return to the fight until the immediate conflict is resolved. Returning to the battle is unrealistic, and both sides continually respawning means the fight would only end when players get tired, and not when one side gets the better of another.
These rules are for Rust only.
GENERAL RUST COMMUNITY RULES
1 – ADULT THEMES/NUDITY: Do not make nudity the focus of your role-play; remember that there are people behind the characters you meet in-game who may have children in the room with them, or may not want to RP nudity. It is grossly inappropriate to run around asking other players to look at or touch your private parts; immediate action will be taken by the admin team if this happens.
2 – CHARACTER NAMES: You may not have a link in your name.
3 – Do not glitch any elements of the games or use exploits.
4 – Identifying players or structures through use of their nameplate is considered insufficient RP and is prohibited. This includes:
- using chat (considered a VOICE radio) tags to find group and character names,
- using your HUD on a structure of any kind,
- or using destruction logs to find out who has raided you. If you were raided and the evidence left is false (the raiders blamed someone else), you may not act on your tribe log information. You should follow the false trail and ask around for more information. DO NOT, under any circumstances, confront the raiders and suggest that “a little birdie” told you who really raided you, unless you have the RP proof to back that assertion up.
5 – ALT CHARACTERS: If you have a second character, your characters must have completely separate lives in different tribes. You may not have both characters logged into the server at the same time; this gives you an unfair advantage, and takes up a player slot during busy times.
Community buildings are structures built for community RP, like schools, libraries, restaurants, saunas, etc. These buildings MAY NOT be used for a home; items should be stored elsewhere. ALL doors and chests must be unlocked to prevent raiding – if you leave locked storage in your structure, you should expect that it will get broken into. Do not leave anything in your structure you would be sad to lose. Community buildings MUST have a sign next to all front doors with the word “COMMUNITY” on it to be considered an RP structure. Your community building must be accessible by the community 24/7; you cannot claim a community building exemption for a structure in your base.
Admin-created builds for a season are ALWAYS neutral, community builds – even though the builds may be owned by the admin tribes.
6 – You may not raid a community building!
7 – If you are found abusing the system by creating a communal building as a front for something else, or by hiding a person or their belongings inside, the building is subject to demolition under an admin’s discretion.
8 – RP-PVP IS ALLOWED inside these buildings, as long as it does not damage the building. No explosives!
9 – Using external communication in RP is prohibited. In-game VOIP allows everyone to hear you.
10 – The radio should be considered voice, not text. If someone is typing next to you on the radio, and they are in disguise, but you have met them before, you can recognize their voice. (If they stay silent, of course, then you don’t recognize them if their face is hidden.)
11 – Treat the radio as realistically as possible.
- No emoticons or text-speak should be used, and unless you have met someone previously, you do not know the name and tribe of the people chatting.
- Additionally, the radio should be used to facilitate RP (arranging a meet-up, checking if someone is awake, etc.), and NOT as your primary mode of RP; your story should not play out over the radio, which can drown out everyone else, but rather should play out in person.
12 – You are not allowed to learn character names or tribe names from the radio, because it is voice. (See metagaming section above.) Certainly, if you’ve met a character before, you would recognize their voice. But if you’ve never interacted with a character, unless they specifically state their name or their tribe’s name, all you know is their voice. When you finally meet, it is absolutely within RP to say, “Oh, you’re [Character Name]! I recognize your voice from the radio!”
13 – Do not kill sleepers immediately after restarts; allow them at the very least five minutes to log in before resuming combat. (This only applies to restarts! You ARE allowed to kill sleepers during raids!)
14 – You may fight over drops or land grab scenarios in a role-play manner. For example:
- If you arrive at a drop and someone is there, you can choose to challenge them on the drop. You must role-play the situation and make sure the other side understands that if you both fight over it someone may die.
- You may fight over land, but you must RP the challenge. Any time you destroy someone’s structure, you must follow the rules of a raid, and leave a note. (See section on raiding below.)
NEW LIFE RULE
15 – Upon death, you are not allowed to visit the area containing your body for the next 15 minutes. There must be NO doubt here from other players. Any loot you may have dropped is now forfeit, up for grabs by anyone. Do not go back for it. Your home, however, stays in your possession. If you die in the vicinity of your home, respawn at the beach. You have no memory of your killer, or any event leading up to your death.
If you are accidentally killed in a PVE situation, you may (or may not) be invited back to the RP by the people involved. They may (or may not) return the items found on your body at that time. Do not presume you are invited back; wait for the invitation. EVERYONE around you at the time of your death must agree to you coming back.
16 – In any PVP scenario, whether a skirmish or a full-out war, you are not allowed to respawn and return to the fight until the immediate conflict is resolved. Returning to the battle is unrealistic, and both sides continually respawning means the fight would only end when players get tired, and not when one side gets the better of another.
17 – During an assault on a settlement, compound, or any other form of “base,” you are allowed to:
- make only one new entrance (which is also your exit).
- destroy only so much that is needed to plunder. You may not drop stolen goods on the floor to despawn; this is considered griefing. If you destroy containers, and do not need the contents inside, please put the loot into nearby containers.
- You are not allowed to destroy the entire base, or cause massive destruction to it.
18 – You are not allowed to use rocket launchers for RP-PVP or raiding on TwitchRP. They create excessive damage to structures.
19 – You MAY NOT steal someone’s base. You must leave the permissions box alone when raiding a base.
20 – RAID NOTES: During an offline raid on someone’s home, you must leave a note for the owner to find. The note must provide an actual RP trail for the victim to follow, including a hint as to the real culprit. There should be no doubt from the recipient.
If you were witnessed (i.e. chased off or caught) by a third party, you are not required to leave a note. You may NOT bring along a friend to the raid, and consider this your third party; the witness must be completely separate from your raiding group and have no prior knowledge of the raid.
Your note must lead to some form of RP for the victim. If it is deemed an insufficient or poor note, or you’ve simply blamed someone random, the admin team reserves the right to deem your raid as a rule break.
Be aware that continuous raiding could lead to harassment. Be respectful of your fellow player and the time they put into the game. Role-play should always be a priority.
21 – Your tribe/clan is allowed one “main” base and one smaller, separate location (for example, a main RP base, and a smaller, secure build for PVP). If an admin feels your build is too big, expect a request to downsize. (See “Base Building and Defense”)
BASE BUILDING & DEFENSE
Though the mods we select for TwitchRP have low-poly counts, every single item placed on the server contributes to lag. To keep TRP running smoothly, please be aware of how much you are placing and building – a little can go a long way!
22 – FOUNDATIONS: Empty foundations (whether spammed in an area, single foundations placed randomly, or several foundations together with no progress made on the build) can be removed by admins after 72 hours from the start of a season. Empty rafts and abandoned dinghies will also be removed. Admins will continue to remove these foundations and rafts without notice as the season progresses.
23 – Auto-turrets may be used on the outside of a building; however, if you are in a high traffic area, you should have the range and warning set to accommodate this. If you build a base out of the way from people, use your best judgment on warnings and range.
- If you normally have warnings and low range turrets but are under attack, you may take the warning off and increase the range.
24 – You may not build in or block off any rad town.
The image above is the PVP zone for the current map on the RUST server.
25 – The designated PVP zone is a KOS (Kill on Sight) area. You can engage in PVP without RP interaction inside of this area.
- Access your map via the “G” key in game to see the area in the image above.
- Upon leaving the zone, you are still subject to PvP for the next 15 minutes. This is in place for when you are engaged in PVP and if some one runs out of the zone to flee, it’s not an automatic get away free situation.
- Do not block the zone off.
- Building inside or around the zone makes your base open to full raiding. You can fully destroy bases inside or bordering the PVP zone. You can use rockets in the PVP zone against bases. You can also claim bases in the PVP zone via the permission cabinets.
The admins have the final say in any situation, and all rules are subject to change. When the admins review a situation, more than one opinion is used.