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PostSubject: General Server Rules!   Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:07 pm

All players must abide by these rules in order to play on the server



General Altis Life Rules

If you are caught breaking any of the following you will be punished!

VDM - Vehicle Deathmatch - [The act of using a vehicle as a weapon.] If accidental please report this to police and/or administrators with proof. In addition to a potential ban, you will be responsible for providing compensation to everyone who you kill.
RDM - Random Deathmatch - [The act of shooting/killing a player without using RP (Roleplay)] - For example, you must have a reason to kill players, such as a robbery gone wrong, raids, self defense while being fired upon, etc. Except for bank robberies and the lawless land, you must roleplay before shooting or killing anyone. In addition to a potential ban, you are responsible for compensating anyone who you RDM.
Prejudiced Behavior - (Racism, Sexism, Religious Hate, Homophobia etc.) Not tolerated and will result in a permanent ban. If an Admin says you're being racist, then you are.
Metagaming - [Using teamspeak or another program to figure out information on enemys, and reporting that to your friendly team; Switching Teams, Requesting support from a civilian/police officer/SWAT/NATO who is not in-game but is on TS etc.
Exploiting - (Read Below)
Hacking - (Read Below)
DDoS - Permanent ban and possible contact of authorities



New Life Rule (NLR)

The New Life Rule applies to the APD and all civilians (including rebels and gangs).
Events on this list may result in a players removal from the server based on the severity of the offence.

- If you are killed you must wait 10 minutes before returning to the scene of your death.
- You are not to respawn near the same area of your death.
- If you die during role-play with an officer your past crimes are forgotten.
- If you are RDM'd by another player, it's not classified as a new life.
- If you manually respawn or purposely kill yourself, it's not a new life.
- If there are 5 or fewer police officers in game, the new life rule is deemed invalid (police only).
- If you die you cannot seek revenge.



Exploits

- Getting out of jail via any other method other than playing bail or escaping the proper way

- Killing yourself to get out of role play.

- Getting out of being tazed, restrained, Driving a car while restrained, jumping out of a police car you have been placed in after being detained, arrested, jail etc.If the log shows you got arrested then you died, you will be banned. Do not pay bail and kill yourself for an easy ride home. Walk you lazy turd.

- Duping items and/or money. If someone sends you an unobtainable amount of money right at the start of the game, report them to an admin and transfer the money to an admin. Do this as soon as you see it or an admin could ban or wipe your account if they see that much money on you without question.

- Using clearly hacked items. If a hacker comes in and spawns unobtainable items, you could be banned for using those items. Report the items to the admins IMMEDIATELY and stay away from them.

- Abusing bugs or game mechanics for gain. Is there a replicating gun somewhere? Report it and leave it alone. If an admin catches you abusing the glitch, it could result in a ban.



Safezones

- Safezones are areas where it is against the rules to kill, rob, assault,Knock out, set off explosives, kidnap, or otherwise break the law. If you are seen doing any of the listed infractions, you will be banned for 3 days without warning. This does NOT exclude killing your own friends or buddies... There is no exception to this rule.

- A safe zone is any of the following listed areas: Green Zones on the map (These include the green zones INSIDE of rebel territory), ATMs, Garages, Drug Dealers (NOT processors), Food Dealers, Restaurants, Car Shops, Truck Shops, Item Dealers, Markets, Car Services (NOT gas stations), Air Shops, Donor Shops, Rebel Shops, Spawn points, Organ Dealers, Hospitals, Dog Kennels, Uranium Dealers, General Stores, Clothing Stores, and DMVs.

- All none-zoned areas (anything not marked with a green zone) have a safety radius of 20 meters. Doing any of the listed infractions within that 20 meter zone will result in punishment.

- Zoned areas end when they end on the map on a 2D level. They also extend 150 meters in the air. If you are above 150 meters, you are not inside of the safe zone.

- If you are being chased and drive or land in a green or blue zone, and your pursuer has evidence, you will be banned for 1 day for abuse of a safe zone. Doing this with a none-zoned area will simply void the safety and allow your pursuer to engage you.

- Shooting inside of a safe zone, shooting into a safe zone, or shooting out of a safe zone, or detonating a bomb in a safe zone will all result in your removal from the server. Accidentally shooting is one thing; spraying helicopter mini-guns or an MX is a another.



Hacking

- Hacking is using rogue programs, scripts, or tools in order to gain an unfair advantage, or to tamper with files/coding in order to disrupt game infrastructure.

- Hacking will result in a permanent ban.



Martial Law

The entire point of martial law is for cops to refresh the server and remove RDM'ers, rebels, armed vehicles, etc from a city. It is not declared for 'fun' but rather it is a vessel for making the game fun again for those not participating in gunfire and illegal activities. Do not complain that it is overpowered, because that is the point.


- During Martial Law, all civilians need to go inside or they may be arrested. If you are armed ( including a weapon on your back), the police have the go ahead to KoS you, but also have the right to send you to jail.

- If you are a civilian and you are killed in martial law by a police officer, you may not return to the city until martial law is undeclared. Doing so will be considered breaking NLR which will result in a 3 Day ban.

- If you are a cop with access to heavily armed vehicles, you may bring out heavy vehicles to deal with the situation. NATO may not take out tanks unless the situation is completely out of hand, but a marshall or panther may be taken out at any time during martial law. No more than 1 (ONE) tank or heavy vehicle out at one time unless there are more than one hostile vehicle of equal or greater strength. (1 Marshall OR 1 Panther, not both)[/i]

- Members of NATO are in charge during Martial Law.



Random Rules

- Civilians can be arrested for looking in cops' backpacks/vehicles. Constantly doing this will result in your removal from the server.

- Civilians can be arrested for following cops in game in order to give away their position.

- Civilians or Rebels who take up arms to kill cops in town or elsewhere for no RP reason will be considered RDMing

- Following and or harassing cops for long periods of time, or not complying with a cop that tells you to leave, will be considered griefing and/or trolling, and will result in your removal from the server.

- Actively blocking cops from doing their duties can lead to your arrest. Constantly doing this will result in your removal from the server



Water Vehicles

- Repeatedly pushing boats without permission

- Pushing a boat with the intention of hurting or killing someone. This is not RP, it is just a flaw in the mechanics as well as seen as VDM.

- Purposefully running over swimmers/divers.



Aviation


- Purposefully ramming a helicopter into anything. Other helicopters, vehicles, buildings, or people, will result in you being held responsible for any compensation and a possible ban for VDM.

- Stealing helicopters without proper warning and significant time for the driver to lock the vehicle. If they land and run away without locking, fine, if they just get out and you get in before they get a chance to lock it, not fine

- Armed aircraft CANNOT be flown over or into a city unless there is a good reason. These reasons include: War, Bank Robbery, Armed Extraction of a gang member or hostage.

- Unarmed Civilian helicopter should immediately land at the public land zone, if you do not you may be shot down without warning

- Rules for towing vehicles

- Vehicles MAY NOT be dropped inside a city, not even during war. (This is a server rule and a punishable offense).

- You MAY NOT tow vehicles to kidnap someone. Both the pilot of the towing helicopter and the driver of the towed vehicle must consent to tow. Abuse of this will result in a permanent ban.

- You MAY NOT tow a vehicle in order to add capacity to a material/drug run. This would not be something you would not do in real life, so don't do it in roleplay.

- You MAY tow an EMPTY vehicle to a loading location, but once loaded, the vehicle MUST BE DRIVEN until it has been emptied.

- You MAY use your helicopter as a tow service for other players, provided you abide by the mutual consent rule.

- You MAY tow your own vehicles.

- You MAY NOT use your towed vehicle as a weapon. This will be considered VDM and bans issued appropriately.

- You MAY NOT use your towed vehicle as a wrecking ball and knock down houses, occupied or otherwise.

- You MAY NOT use your towed vehicle to knock other vehicles off the road or otherwise damage them, occupied or otherwise.



Jets

-Altis is restricted airspace for Jets. This means that once a jet is taken out by a civilian/rebel/donator,NATO are allowed to respond. NATO will tell you to land and then escort you to an airfield, if you fail to comply, you may be engaged. Flying over any city or the bank during a robbery can result in you being shot down without warning.

- Jets are allowed to be taken out freely however may only be used to engage a threat if there are 2 or more hostile armed helicopters that are actively pursuing you or a gang member. This includes the bank and wars. It must be noted, that NATO are allowed to respond to jets that are flying around Altis even if the jet hasn’t been used to engage anyone.

- If you have access to the jets due to donation you may use the bombs and AG missiles as long as you ARE NOT in any major city! Using the AG in any major city will result in its removal.



Vehicles

- Purposefully using your vehicle as a weapon (VDM). There are accidents, and then there is going out of your way to run someone over

- Purposefully throwing yourself in front of vehicles in order to die/get hurt

- Purposefully getting in a vehicle as soon as the owner unlocks it

- Ramming into other vehicles in order to cause an explosion (this includes ramming into a grounded aircraft)

- Constantly trying to enter vehicles that do not belong to you in order to grief the vehicle owner, and not trying to RP

- Stealing a vehicle just to crash it or otherwise destroy it (besides chop shopping it)

- Purchasing multiple vehicles for the purpose of doing any of the above

- The only reason for shooting at a vehicle would be to disable it and/or fire warning shots in a role-play scenario. You are not to deliberately destroy enemies vehicles

- Armed ground vehicles CANNOT be driven into any major city unless there is a good reason. These reasons include: War, Bank Robbery, Armed Extraction of a gang member or hostage.



Communication

- Side Chat may not be used to play music or otherwise micspam.

- Fighting or arguing in side chat (voice or not) is not allowed and is to be moved to Teamspeak or another channel.

- Sidechat is NOT to be used as an in character communication tool. Using it to call for backup from other civillians, or to transmit information is fail roleplay. Sidechat is for questions, help, or advertisement of your gang/services only.

- Teamspeak is NOT to be used as an in character communication tool. If you are taking a hostage, trying to communicate with the police or a hostile gang, you are to meet in person or use the in-game cellphone text tool.

- Spamming any chat channel will result in your removal

- Teamspeak channels are split up into areas for a reason. Cops must be in the cop channels at all times

- Civilians cannot be in any cop channels on teamspeak in order to gather information on their location or movements. Civs caught doing this will be removed the channel. Repeat offenders can be kicked or banned from both the game and teamspeak

- Harassing an admin on Teamspeak about a problem, promotion, or any other reason will result in a kick or temporary ban from the voice server. Sending a one message about it is one thing, spam poking or text boxing is another.



Trolling

- If an admin has to tell you that you are trolling, your trolling, so stop trolling

- Causing others grief, disrupting roleplay, the list goes on

- This rule may be invoked at an admin's discretion





Gang Rules

- Red zones are KoS for the confirmed opposing individuals..

- Gang Hideouts are KoS for confirmed opposing individuals.

- Gang members in an opposing gang members home or an opposing gang's spawn point are KoS for opposing gangs

- You are expected to roleplay; maybe even more. No random deathmatch, no undeclared assassinations, no killing/robbing/kidnapping in a green zone or declared safe zone (i.e. ATM's, Car Shops, Garages, etc).

- All general rules are still to apply; any opposing gang member can be considered hostile and you can make threats, but battles are to be arranged unless your life is endangered or you are in a gang area (stated above)

- Assassinations of opposing gang members are ALLOWED but the target must be warned with a reasonable amount of time.

- All inter-gang communication is to go on in game. Entering another gang members channel to consult an in character issue will result in a kick. Permission is always to be requested before joining a channel

- Racism, sexism, and profanity rules are still against the rules. Using words such as the n-word, faggot, or anything offensive towards a certain sexuality or race will result in the usual ban.



Gang War Rules

- Gang War allows KoS ALL over the map for the opposing gang. This means you can kill any opposing gang member on sight (excluding safe zones). Killing any unarmed civillian in the process will be considered RDM.

- Players taking part in gang war MUST have Gang Tags in their in-game names. If the tag is not present, killing an opposing gang member is RDM.

- Gangs are not allowed to camp safe zones and wait for opposing gang members to exit the area.

- Gangs are not allowed to bring the war into a safe zone, even if they are in pursuit of a hostile gang member.

- War is Automatically called off after restart, UNLESS it is a permanent war.

- Permanent wars must be declared on the forums AND accepted by a Head-Administrator. They continue after restarts and are only over after they are un-declared by both sides or an administrator.

- Temporary wars must be declared and accepted by an Administrator, and are over after the server restarts.



Terrorist Organizations
- There may be times when a Gang/Corporation/Civilian PMC's activities are so heinous and vile that the Altis Government (Head Admins) may designate this entity as a Terrorist Organization.

- When a Terrorist Organization is designated, a formal post will be made in the Altis Life forum detailing the vile acts that have earned this organization their status.

- Terrorist Organizations are enemies of the government and may be actively hunted by NATO and SWAT.

- Other Gangs/Corporations/Civilian PMC's may register themselves as participants in either the hunt of, or the defense of the Terrorist Organization.

- Gangs registering for the hunt must have a leader reply to the official Terrorist Organization declaration officially signing on for the hunt. At which point a Gang Leader/Officer must contact the police in-game when they are beginning to hunt.

- Hunting parties should refrain from collateral damage, especially from harming innocent bystanders. Collateral damage is unacceptable and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Fighting the prosecution may result in your gang's right to hunt being revoked.

- Terrorist Organization's maintain their designation until they either formally apologize for their actions and promise not to do so again. Or until they are completely annihilated and the organization no longer exists.

- Confirmed members of Terrorist Organizations or associates of Terrorist Organizations may be restrained and searched on sight. NATO and SWAT that are actively assisting with a hunt, with Police Command approval may work with other hunting civilian groups. This may include, but is not necessarily limited to providing armed transport and heavy fire support. Operations outside of a city may request NATO Air Support for surgical strikes against a Terrorist Organization.

- A Terrorist Organization should be considered as an 'extended Martial Law' against one or more groups of individuals whose actions have toed the line between breaking rules (a ban) and causing constant undue stress for police officers and civilians alike. Becoming a Terrorist Organization should never be a goal for a group, as the force that the APD will respond with will be intended to stop the threat for good so that normal operations may resume for everyone on the server.

- Hunting parties should report their kills of the Terrorist Organization to local law enforcement to be pardoned of their Terrorist Organization-related kills.

- Parties participating in the defense of the Terrorist Organization must also reply to the official declaration stating that they understand that by siding with the Organization, they are siding against the Government.



Loopholes

-Abusing the rules and creating "Loopholes" is a bannable offense. Loopholes are to be decided by Head-Admins only.


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