Read all of the rules carefully. Claiming ignorance of these rules is not allowed and will result in at least a 24-hour ban.
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 – 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.
4 – 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.
5 – Speaking poorly of others on streams, in chats, 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.
6 – Do not message admins directly for general questions. We have a FAQ and a Help Center for reference also Discord channels (ie: #fan-general) where you can ask for assistance. You MAY message admins for issues you’d like kept private like giving personal info (email) or queries of a possible rule break where you worry the other party may see it in a general channel and attack you. To keep your anonymity you may then DM an admin for help.
7 – 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. If an admin contacts you to discuss a rule break and you do not acknowledge the message with a response, you may be timed out until you do so.
8 – 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 You Applied With (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.
9 – 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.
10 – DO NOT broadcast music to the server using the internal VOIP unless agreed upon by all present parties.
GENERAL ATLAS RULES
1 – CHARACTER NAMES: If your character is a child, you must add “[c]” BEFORE your name, so that everyone who interacts with you immediately knows you are a child. This is the ONLY acceptable nametag identification allowed on TwitchRP. (See metagaming section below.) Even putting every model slider to the smallest settings results in a character who looks like a small adult; adding the “[c]” to your name helps other players interact with you appropriately and avoids needless misunderstandings.
DO NOT USE QUOTATION MARKS IN YOUR CHARACTER NAME! Admins are unable to change names with quotation marks in them; you will have to re-roll to be in compliance.
2 – Do not glitch any elements of the games or use exploits.
3 – AGE REQUIREMENT: TwitchRP uses ESRB ratings as a guide to age requirements for our servers. For Atlas you must be 17 years old to play.
4 – NPC Crews
- NPC crew weaponry restrictions on ships
- 1 NPCs a side for a schooner
- 2 NPCs a side for the Brigantine.
- 5 NPCs a side for the Galleon
You can have any amount of NPCs on your sails.
You MAY use the name on the back of a ship to identify it.
5 – Identifying players and player-owned creatures or structures through the use of their nameplate is considered insufficient RP and is prohibited. This includes:
- using chat tags to find tribe 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.
- You MAY NOT use your spyglass or naked eye to see a creature or character’s name.
Community buildings are structures built for community RP, like schools, libraries, restaurants, saunas, etc. These buildings MAY NOT be used for a home; items, valuables, and tames should be stored elsewhere. ALL doors and chests must be unlocked to prevent raiding – if you leave locked storage in your community 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 yellow front door (in games that allow this) or clearly-marked billboards which say “COMMUNITY” (in games that don’t allow door painting) 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, or have a locked door hiding an admin spawn/fast-travel location inside it.
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 – The main radio HUD should be considered voice, not text. If you are incapacitated (unconscious) then you should not use the radio, as your character is unable to talk
10 – You are not allowed to learn character names or tribe names from the chat, because it is voice. Certainly, if you’ve met a character before, you would recognise 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.
11 – MICROPHONES AND CHAT: 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.
12 – External communication may not be used unless you are farming or hanging out in your base with your friends/tribe/clan. The moment you begin active RP, you MUST mute or close your external VOIP connection.
13 – Sea Initiation – Yar, th’sea’s be dangerous. Piracy is always a risk when flying in the open seas. You should make every effort to hail the enemy ship, hold “Delete” to yell down the enemy ships – the range is huge. If this is ineffective, fire a warning shot. Please note that raising sails should be considered an offer of parley or surrender and you should make every effort to attempt to RP out the exchange.
14 – 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!)
15 – You may fight over treasure, land grab scenarios, or tames in a role-play manner. For example: If you arrive at treasure 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.
- Claim flags that have no buildings or structures are able to be contested without RP interaction.
- If no players are present. Contesting notifications CAN be used IC, treat them as an alarm of some sort.
- Any Claim Flags with structures – be it an isolated foundation, or stray sign – you must follow the rules of the RAIDING section below and leave a note. You may not stone age someone.
- The build rule only applies to pre-established buildings before the claim has begun. Meaning you cannot start building after you have been contested. – A building is defined as an operational base or building. Not placeholders.
16 – You cannot sink another player’s ship, if unmanned, without RP initiation. Normal raid rules apply if offline raiding an enemy combat ship. If you are attempting to prevent a player from pursuing you after a raid – destroy the ship’s sails and render it immobile.
17 – FLYERS IN PVP: When participating in RP-PVP actions, you cannot use a flyer to attack players on the ground, or to attack parachuting players. This includes picking them up and dropping them, spinning to win, or just general attacks. You can, however, attack people on other flyers. So, bird-to-bird combat in the air is acceptable. Additionally, a person on the ground can attack a person on a bird (shoot at them). A FLYER ON THE GROUND IS STILL A FLYER.
- All weapons mounted on flyer platforms are considered part of the flyer and therefore may not be used on ground targets. You must follow the flyers-in-PVP rule.
18 – TURRETS: Auto-turrets may not be used on platform saddles of any tames.
19 – NEVER kill another player’s tame, that is already claimed by game mechanics. You MAY fight over ones that aren’t yet claimed.
- Riding a passive animal to a RP-PVP battle is at your own risk and it may be killed.
NEW LIFE RULE
If you die you cannot remember anything leading up to your death (Who or what happened for at least 15 minutes) unless respawning in ship to ship combat (See rules)
Ship to Ship – Any ship to ship combat allows respawning in beds on the ship and ability to rejoin the scenario. This is necessary due to the way ship pvp was crafted by the developer – destruction of the beds is a key factor in ship combat.
Ship to Base – Any ship attacking a land based dwelling or attacker is subject to normal PvP rules. Once dead you must not rejoin the active combat scenario.
Land based Combat – You must not return to the combat scenario after dying. Even if the scenario has ended, you must wait 15 minutes to return to the scene. – If your bed is in the area of the RP scenario please spawn away or wait the 15 minutes before re-spawning there.
20 – Dropping or kiting wild animals onto player bases or animals is not allowed.
21 – 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.
22 – 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.
- You are to leave your note on the person’s claim flag.
If you were witnessed (i.e. chased off or caught) by a third party, you ARE STILL REQUIRED to leave a note.
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.
TAMES & TRIBE LIMITS
23 – Your tribe, no matter its size, is allowed 60 tames.
- Each PLAYER is allowed ONE dragon, whether in a tribe or solo.
- Unclaiming tames for the purpose of circumventing the tame limit is against the rules. (Unclaiming to claim later).
Breeders should take special care to make sure they stay within the limits, as there are no breeding exceptions. If you are at the limit and a baby is born, the game will not allow you to claim it and it will die!
BASE BUILDING & DEFENCE
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!
24 – NPC’s or Auto Turrets must be set to ‘LOW’ if used outside. The warning must be set to 4 seconds.
- Auto-turrets may not be used on platform saddles of any tames.
DRAGONS MUST HAVE TURRET MODE DISABLED! Additionally, they should NEVER be left on aggressive.
25 – You may not block off any caves or discoveries. – this also means that you may not build close enough to them to block any spawns.
26 – You may not create walls using any mod unless its sole purpose is to be used as a wall or for defence (for example, if a mod includes an item called a wall). You MAY NOT make a wall with trees from the eco mods.