COMMUNITY RULES

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.

GTA RULES

1 – Respect others at all times. Racism, hate speech, rape, and sexual harassment are not allowed.

2 – NO ERP on the server.

3 – Do not grief others. Griefing is the act of intentionally angering or irritating another player with malicious intent. Example: Consistently stalking a player to force RP.

4 – AGE REQUIREMENT: TwitchRP uses ESRB ratings as a guide to age requirements for our servers. For GTA, you must be 18 years old.

5 – TEMPORARILY: You are not allowed to be corrupt on your cop character. This will be in place until we feel it is suitable to be opened up and it will be done properly.

6 – No PD baiting. Value for your life/freedom and strive to not get caught in a crime. Jail/ Fines are not to be treated lightly.

7 – Do not glitch any elements of the game or use exploits.

8 – Vehicle repairs are not to be used from inside a car during any chase by either party, criminal or PD. You must be clear of any situation before starting repairs unless standing outside the vehicle.

9 –You must never go into an apartment to avoid consequences.

10 – There is zero tolerance for wasting server slots and looking to circumvent server rules.

11 – PD Interaction guidelines are to be followed while interacting on the server. You can view them here

12 – Your clothing must be changed at realistic locations (A closet, from the back of a car, clothing store) and must not be done to avoid immediate consequences. IE. Changing in the middle of a chase or when you haven’t gotten away fully is against the server rules.

13 – Unless you are a LEO/ EMS / Gang member you cannot wear or access their uniforms/Vests/Badges/Patches through the clothing store ect. 

  • The only exception being that you have RPd with a member of one of those groups and they have given you one of those.

14 – SERVER RESTARTS/CRASHES: You may not use a server restart or crash to gain advantage:

  • An example of using a restart to your advantage would be robbing pac standard straight after a restart, doing this will lead to a 72 hour ban minimum.
  • Furthermore you must wait 20 minutes after a restart to begin any heist on the server.
  • 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. This includes if you disconnect, you must find your way back to the RP situation (IE. In cuffs with the cops, being transported to a police station, if you were in a cell or if someone kidnapped you and the DC made you fall out of the car). You must make an effort to return to the RP (Even if it means sending someone a discord DM to do so).

COMMUNICATION

15 – 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.

16 – External communication – The moment you begin active RP (conflict RP or story RP), you MUST mute or close your external VOIP connection.

METAGAMING

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 admin messages etc.).

18 – TERMINOLOGY: You may not skirt the OOC rule by saying things like:

  • in GTA: that you have a bodycam (your stream), that you will go to City Hall or the FiB, as in “I will report this to the FiB/City Hall,” or “I’ve talked to someone at City Hall and they said I can do this,” etc.
  • in any games: referring to “the land of Discordia” or any other names for Discord, referring to the gods constantly, as in “the gods made him go to sleep permanently” when referring to a banned player, or “the gods can hear us,” etc.

This ruins immersion for everyone present and for viewers. If you need to say something to someone OOC, DM the person – don’t interrupt the RP. If someone else goes OOC, do not further compound the immersion break by going OOC yourself to tell them off or try to help them out. Just report the rule break and move on.

19 – RULESPLAINING –  Do not explain the rules in character. “You’re not really valuing your life right now”, “I have a gun to your head, ahahahaha. This guy.”. There are better ways to handle this, “I’m gonna shoot you in the head if you keep moving”. Report people who break rules and people who don’t value their life – shoot them, then report them. Do not ruin your RP experience for people who break the rules – that’s what the admins are here for, let them do their job!

VALUE OF LIFE

20 – You must value your life and the lives of others. For example, do not attempt to draw a weapon while being held at gunpoint or carelessly injure NPCs. You may not run at someone with a melee weapon if at gunpoint – you may only defend yourself at a realistic distance. 

  • You must value your life and the lives of others (not at the detriment of your own).
  • If you have a gun out and someone attempts to hold you up from the FRONT, you do not have to surrender.
  • If someone has a gun to your blind spot (to your back as an example) it doesn’t matter if you have a weapon or not you must surrender within a realistic distance.
  • If you have a gun to your head and you run away – this is a serious violation of this rule.
  • You must comply with reasonable demands if your life is under threat – by weapons or numbers.
  • There is a value of freedom – once physically attacked you have the right to defend yourself or run for safety.
  • Furthermore, the value of freedom should be considered when fleeing from robberies, however there is a reasonable point where the value of life trumps the value of freedom. IE. Multiple officers with guns pointed on you and positioned around a car you are trying to steal, if you drive away and don’t surrender. You are not valuing your life.

POWERGAMING

Powergaming is the process of gaining an advantage in a RP scenario, either by using in-game mechanics or RP, to give the other players involved no opportunity to interact or defend themselves. It gives the other people involved in RP no option but to lose.

21 – Powergaming of any form is prohibited.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Force Mutilation/Dismemberment – You must handshake any action that ends in dismemberment or grotesque mutilation. This can be done through /me attempts to sever their finger slowly or through a DM to the individual (which is preferred). The individual must respond – it is their choice whether or not they consent or RP the consequences at a later date.
  • Calling Shots – Do not call shots on a player, if you say you shot someone in the head that is attempted murder and the consequences are extremely severe even if in self defense. It shows intent to kill.
  • Constantly speaking over players and not allowing them to speak or defend themselves.
  • Robbing Players without giving them an opportunity to speak or defend themselves.
  • Putting someone in a position and not allowing them to have a way out.
  • Using a hostage to power game through game content, Heists / Robberies.
  • Supernatural RP – You must give people plausible deniability to your supernatural RP, doing things that would break someone’s immersion without them being able to pivot is against the rules. IE. If you say you’re a Vampire – someone can just say you’re hallucinating or that you’re in town for a cosplay convention. As opposed to, putting scenes down that there are interdimensional portals – people cannot easily pivot and pass this off.

PVP  

22 – RDM (Random Death Match) is never allowed. Conflict must be initiated either verbally, through texts, or ads.

  • You should be giving RP, saying “put your hands up or i’ll shoot” then shooting is not substantial enough. Always have RP in mind.
  • The only exceptions to the rule applies to large heists like Gun/Drug Smuggling, Maze Bank, Pacific Standard, Diamond Casino and Life Invader. In these scenarios both parties will assume gunfire will happen without verbal, text, or ad communication. But there should still be an attempt made at speaking before shots are fired if possible.

23 – Gunfire that does not injure or down a player is not considered RDM. Example: Shooting at the ground in front of a Player’s feet to get their attention.

24 – Teleports (Enter/Exits) – cannot be camped. You must let people grab the nearest cover and have time to respond to any threat. You cannot mow someone down or kidnap someone at a load in point.

GROUP / GANG CONFLICT

25 – You may have a maximum of 8 people when engaging in group conflict. The only exemption for this rule is after someone has been captured and there is no genuine chance for their rescue. You may bring them to other players if it furthers the story and the initial conflict has subsided.

26 – Do not continually hit the same group over and over again over a long period of time. This can be considered power gaming.

27 – You must have a reason for group conflict – there needs to be an option for the other group to get out of the conflict. A reasonable amount of money for tax, territory etc… Ordering a group to fold or completely cease operations is power gaming if forced.

Admin mediation is available if needed for degrading group conflict scenarios. 

HEIST RULES

These must be followed for any robberies, as the culprit or responding officer.

28 – You cannot use a supercar in any crime. Alternatively, you cannot run into the water as a means of getaway either. The only exception to supercars would be if you are in a street race and caught by the police you may then run from them in that car. Once you lose the police, that disengages the street race crime. You cannot then commit another crime with that car right after.

  • If you have used a super car to evade the police you cannot garage that car for a minimum of 10 minutes – You may ditch the vehicle but you can’t take it off the map by putting it into your garage. 

29 – PD must immediately identify themselves when arriving on scene and attempt verbal communication before firing their weapon.

  • Criminals MUST be in the immediate area for this to apply to them.

This is in effect from the moment the Robbery/Heist is started until either

  • The Criminals involved are arrested and/or
  • The Criminals involved escape.

30 – PD will assume that suppressive shots will be fired at them without verbal communication from Criminals.

31 – PD and Criminals are allowed to return fire with the intent to injure/put down once they receive suppressive fire from each other.

  • Criminals and PD must be given an opportunity to take cover if loading in an entry point before firing. Example: Police take the elevator in FIB – the criminals must not camp the load in point. They may not fire suppressive rounds until they’ve been given the chance to get cover.

32 – Criminals are NOT required to use verbal communication before firing at PD, however this does not exempt criminals from negotiating with the police.

However, they must use suppressive fire if they choose not to verbally communicate first. Suppressive fire means firing shots at PD with the intent to push them back into cover without injuring them. Give PD the opportunity to take cover, react, and fire back before shooting with the intent to down the PD Player.

Suppressive Fire Examples:

  • Shooting near the feet of PD
  • Shooting the car doors and hood of a PD car
  • Shooting at the side and tail of a PD chopper.

33 – DO NOT log out in the middle of combat, i.e. combat logging.

34 – Do not go to a clothing store with the intent to drastically change your appearance if wanted by PD. Examples of what is NOT allowed: Changing your face, eyebrows, hairstyle, age, etc. Examples of what IS allowed: Dyeing hair, putting on a painted mask, shaving beard off, etc.

35 –  You cannot complete any heist with more than 4 people involved in the heist. This allows counter play to the police. Exemptions are: Gun/Drug Smuggling Heists, Maze Bank and Pacific Standard which allow 6 people involved in a heist.

36 – You cannot knowingly coordinate heists to start at the same time. Give at least 10 minutes between completion of heists. (This meta is terribly unfair to police)

37 – Do not park vehicles inside of a heist building with the intent of escaping through the doors – this is unrealistic. (IE. Motorcycle in a store robbery.)

NEW LIFE RULE

Please read this rule carefully. It is different from other servers.

Incapacitated – meaning that you see the text to call an Ambulance or click E to respawn. You are downed.

ALSd – This means you clicked E to respawn or the timer expired and you respawned at the hospital.

38 – If you are incapacitated you MUST NOT know the names of anyone that was involved in your incapacitation in the situations directly preceding that. There is no time requirement on this, this rule includes up to the point you were lured, captured or brought to the point of your incapacitation.

39 – If ALS’d you do not remember anything leading up to your death.

40 – You must never click “E” to revive after a conflict scenario or if a player has begun talking to you.

41 – The downed player must speak or emote to EMS/PD to indicate their injuries.

This applies to PD, but they are NOT required to RP a limp or severe trauma that causes them to go off duty unless they choose to. This means higher-ranked PD officers cannot force others to go off duty due to injury.

42 – The LSPD can charge/arrest Players for crimes committed before they respawned.

  • CRIMINALS This means you cannot respawn and claim memory loss to keep PD from charging you with crimes. Get creative: Use masks, different voices, different outfits, different vehicles, change your license plates, etc. if you want to conceal your identity and not have a paper trail lead back to you.
  • CRIMINALS You must wait 1 hour before re-engaging in the conflict that caused you to be downed/respawn.

We ask you to use common sense: If you are shot multiple times, fall off of a building, or go down  in an explosion then do not re-engage even if it’s been 1 hour. RP serious injuries.

Examples of what is NOT allowed:

  • Respawn and then immediately drive a car to pick up your wanted friend who you just attempted to rob the bank with
  • EMS revives PD Officer who then immediately starts chasing the Criminal(s) who escaped a Robbery.

43 – If you want to claim having a bomb vest or having an explosive please have an explosive to show this. There needs to be counter play for the other side.

44 – Sniper rifles must not be used on players and the primary function should be to disable vehicles. This applies to SHEWN ONLY!

HOSTAGE RULES

Freeing a criminal from being in custody. This should only be used for monumental story arcs and should not be the standard to simply get your friend out of custody. This includes and is not limited to sieges on hospitals and police stations. Doing so may violate the No Value for Life and/or Freedom rules. Please keep in mind all parties involved. 

 

45 – You may take hostages at the scene for robberies. Cheesing hostages (making job calls or abducting random people at central garage) for the sake of winning a heist is against the rules. 

  • The only exception to this is if a hostage scenario is providing a story – meaning you are RPing out a full scenario with them and it’s a part of a larger RP.
  • The hostage must be within a 1 block radius of the scene of the crime. 
  • Luring a hostage is not allowed ie. calling a mechanic to the scene.
  • You are strictly forbidden from using friends or fake hostages. This is a minimum 72 hour ban. Also it is worth noting – if you are unreasonable with hostages the police WILL BREACH AND SHOOT YOU. They have an obligation at a certain point to save the hostages life when it feels like criminals are being unreasonable and that their life is in danger – if you try to leave with a hostage from a scene you are likely to be met with force due to this. 

INJURIES

46 – Do not speak If your injuries would cause you to be unconscious. Wait until EMS arrives to emote (/me) your injuries.

47 – Logging out while down and waiting for EMS is prohibited.

48 – Do not call “headshots” or say what another character’s injuries are.

49 – Use discretion with accidental death or knockouts.

50 – PD can say they were hit in their Body Armor when downed in gunfights (regardless of where shot or how many times shot), so that they can stay on duty to keep all server content open.

51 – You must RP out your injuries appropriately. If you have been downed (Needed resuscitation by PD/EMS) in a situation where you were attempting to inflict harm on another – you must RP out your injuries and not re-engage in conflict for at least an hour. This is especially important in gangland style executions – you must take the consequences of your actions

PERMADEATH

52 – You must not reverse a permadeath where Los Santos Medical writes a death certificate and/or autopsy. If you wish to bring back a permadeath’d character (One which is recorded), you must have admin approval and properly fix the paper trail so that there are no other adverse consequences to other parties. You must also not continue former conflicts from before the death – you must start fresh. 

  • Medical Professionals: You must determine in an OOC DM that someone is choosing the route of a permadeath and understands that this rule exists before writing a death certificate or autopsy. Please have your name correct on the discord or the medical staff don’t know who to contact. Rule 8 of Community Rules.
  • Law Enforcement: You may investigate an attempted or potential murder, however to charge someone with murder without a confession, plea or death certificate would be considered power gaming.

 

The admins have the final say in any situation, and all rules are subject to change. Additionally, admins may decide to take action over something not listed here. When the admins review a situation, more than one opinion is used.