1.01 - Members of the community staff team are given the necessary authority to penalize you and deal with you however they like based on a codex of penalty codes, however may be amended depending on your previous infractions and interactions with the staff team as well as the severity of the infraction.
1.02 - The behaviour, attitude and manners that you display towards members of the community staff team may impact the judgement that is being made towards you, and may have a positive effect on the severity of your punishment. Make sure that you are respectful and cooperative with staff members.
1.03 - Please refrain from using the character skins aka ped skins from the regular Grand Theft Auto, you should only be using the fully customizable model aka the multiplayer model from Grand Theft Auto unless you have purchased a custom PED from the shop, https://store.lucidcityrp.com/. If stuck on the Michael PED upon creating a new character, /resetped will fix it.
2.01 - You are mandated to follow the Twitch Terms of Service which may be located here: (https://www.twitch.tv/p/legal/terms-of-service/)
2.02 - Within our Discord, you are mandated to comply with the Discord Terms of Service which may be located here: (https://discord.com/terms)
TROLLING & TOXICITY:
3.01 - You may establish your personality however you like with a few limitations, some of these limitations is establishing an excessively toxic character and / or personality, this will not be tolerated as it may impact other players in a negative manner, refrain from doing this.
3.02 - Scenarios and interactions that happen within character are to remain within character, if you have any grudges or beef with other individuals and players on your character, refrain from bringing such interactions out of character or over to another character, whatever happens on a character stays on that character, plain and simple.
3.03 - Two wrongs DO NOT make a right, Excessive toxicity and or excessive retaliation are unnecessary and unpleasant in certain scenarios. We expect you to work your problems out in a civilized manner, no derogatory or excessively toxic slurs or terms are to be used in any circumstance!
HARASSMENT & MANIPULATION:
4.01 - Refrain from intentionally harassing or bothering individuals and other players within the community, this will not be tolerated in any circumstance and will result in an immediate permanent ban from the server, this includes but is not limited to usage of derogatory slurs or terms and Excessive unwarranted or unsolicited retaliation
4.02 - Harassment regarding another individual's sexual orientation or gender will not be tolerated in any circumstance and will result in an immediate permanent ban from the server, Discord as well as the forum. Any infraction upon this rule will be considered unappealable due to the severity of the infraction.
4.03 - Refrain from bringing in-character events and incidents to outside of character communications. Do not initiate any OOC communication or interaction with ANY individuals from the scene/scenario, as this may be considered harassment depending on what is said and or done (as well as meta-gaming in certain scenarios).
4.04 - Refrain from making threats that may be recognized as out of character threats. Any such threats will not be tolerated and may result in an immediate ban from the server depending on the severity, context and intentions of such threats. Any and all threats should be done in the city and in character, with the intention of continuing an RP-enriched scenario/arc/scene.
5.01 - Refrain from breaking character under any circumstance. This will not be tolerated and will only result in negatively impacting any scenario, interaction or event. The only exception to this rule is if a staff member intervenes in an event/interaction/scenario due to a report (These situations will be few and far between). Anything else will result in an immediate ban from the server.
5.02 - Refrain from asking ANY OOC questions whilst in RP. If you have any such questions, Follow the respective reporting systems currently in use (Discord and /report)
5.03 - Under no circumstances should you be discussing and/or speaking of or about the concept of "Government" or "Staff" and their respective actions/meetings in RP (This includes people getting "Bora bora'd" or "Deported" or any other government related terms).
6.01 - You are both expected and required to carry out your roleplay scenarios as seriously and realistically as possible. Remember that you are playing a character/personality within a virtual world with the intention of resembling the real world. Therefore, your character should slowly develop and evolve through any and all interactions/scenarios it is presented with.
6.02 - There is, as always, a fine line between Realism and RP. That being said, at all times staff will enforce the concept that RP > Realism. This means that, while an action/RP scenario may be realistic, if said action/RP Scenario is not consistent with maintaining non-toxic, productive RP, it will not be allowed within RP. The staff has the discretion to decide this and it is the responsibility of the whitelisted community to use “common sense” to carry out proper and realistic RP.
7.01 - Any character that you create should take weeks if not months to develop and evolve properly, upon flying into the city you are not some infamous drug lord or the head of some criminal organization or family, establishing anything close to that takes time and is not to be rushed.
7.02 - When interacting with other individuals, take some notice of some of the attributes displayed in their personalities and character, furthermore take and change some of them for your own character in order to properly develop and evolve your own character.
DEAD & INJURED:
8.01 - Upon being downed or killed, you are to act appropriately as if you are injured, this means not calling out locations or any details that would give you an advantage or stop you from losing your memory. You are to RP out your injury as if you are desperate to survive and not get revenge on whoever may have killed you. You can shout for help and RP out the pain however after the timer reaches the respawn period you are to act as if you are unconscious. If EMS directs you to, you can talk about what kind of injury you may have sustained and what pain you are feeling.
8.02 - Refrain from leaving the hospital in a normal manner if you have recently been released from the hospital, act as if you have been recently injured, and scale it depending on the severity of the injuries that you were treated for to promote some form of realism to yourself and everyone else around you.
HOSTAGES & KIDNAPPING:
9.01 - Refrain from taking members of law enforcement agencies if there are less than a total of five online at the time, and refrain from taking them hostage if you have no reasoning behind it. An example to this would be them arresting your buddy, this does not give you the right to walk up to them and start kidnapping them, this is unrealistic and will not be tolerated.
9.02 - You may not hold one or multiple individuals against their will for more than 30 minutes, there are exceptions to this such as if a scene lasts longer or if the hostage is okay with it. Any longer and you are to release them as you are effectively wasting their time holding them. This does not mean hostages are to stop fearing for their life. You can take hostages anywhere apart from PD and Pillbox.
9.03 - Any individuals taken hostage are mandated to comply with the demands and instructions given by criminals, especially if there are weapons or deadly equipment pointed at them. Law enforcement agencies upon being handed over the hostages, must go through with whatever demands they have agreed to.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES:
10.01 - You cannot kill or attack any form of personnel within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unless you have a valid reason such as them assisting an individual up when you have clearly instructed them not to, or if they are effectively hindering you from escaping or carrying out your scenario.
10.02 - You are not allowed to stop the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) from picking someone up permanently, only until you manage to escape, or get what you need from the individuals, by this you are allowed to prevent members of the emergency medical service from picking up someone for a total of 15 minutes.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES:
11.01 - You may rob an on duty or off duty officer. Civilian robbery rules apply. Robbing officers is considered highly dangerous, and will likely warrant an aggressive response from other PD personnel. If an officer feels threatened, they will reach for their gun to defend themselves in the scenario. You must never rob an officer, unless the designated driver of the van, during a convoy. And NEVER during an official sponsored event.
11.02 - Being in possession of equipment exclusively available to law enforcement will not be tolerated unless legitimately obtained and will result in an immediate ban from the server. Police are not to sell or purposely give any equipment to citizens.
11.03 - Stealing emergency vehicles is not tolerated. This includes but is not limited to vehicles of law enforcement agencies, as well as emergency medical service vehicles. However, if you are being chased by a police vehicle and you kill the cop you may take possession of that vehicle until you get away, upon getting away you must dump the vehicle. You may rob a cop car to rescue criminals from the back but still must dump the car after.
12.01 - Your character is always required to fear its own life. (Ex: If someone points a gun at your head, you should always comply with their instructions and demands within the limitations of the server regulations)
12.02 - If someone has a firearm pointed at you from a reasonably close distance (within the normal vocal radius), or if they caught you off guard without a weapon/back turned away, or you are temporarily immobilized (ex: tazed on the ground, in a broken, or in a turned off car), listen to their demands and instructions. If using a melee weapon they must be within arms reach to attempt to threaten you. When taken as a hostage you are to treat the weapon, melee or firearm, with the same level of threat to your life.
12.03 - If someone has a weapon pointed at you, do not pull your own out.
12.04 - All of the guidelines listed above apply to members of law enforcement as well.
12.05 - Suicidal roleplay is allowed, but you still have to fear your life, suicidal or not.
ROBBERIES & HEISTS:
13.01 - You and your friends may not rob more than two individuals within the time-span of one hour.
13.02 - You are only allowed to have five people for a store robbery, five for an ammunation robbery, four for a bank truck, five for a jewellery store, six for a regular bank and eight for the big bank.
13.03 - You may only rob one bank / store / gas station every hour. Houses can be done twice every hour. It is your responsibility to track the amount of time that has passed between the robberies.
13.04 - After a server restart, you have to wait fifteen minutes before conducting criminal activities and robberies.
13.05 - You are not allowed to coordinate multiple heists and robberies at the same time. (unless you ask permission from staff beforehand)
13.06 - The only situation in which another player can enter a heist or a robbery without being in the building is if there is a planned external participant, You cannot just randomly call for backup. All these participants must be a part of the heist from the beginning of the planning and will count as active participants for the heist. This means they must meet the heist number requirements. You do not need to inform law enforcement about your plans.
13.07 - If you are downed and taken to the hospital you can't re-join the scenario for at least 60 minutes after you get revived. This to allow time to RP out your injuries and allow one group to get on top.
13.08 - Scamming on the server is only allowed up to the amount of $30,000. Anything else above is a bannable offense.
13.09 - Robbing other individuals in highly public areas is allowed. In order to enhance RP, call 911 to robberies of players in public areas. Robberies should not occur when another active scene is in play at the location you wish to rob someone. (Don't steal the spotlight from someone and be a supportive role-player). Be smart about the robbery as you will likely meet resistance depending on the location. PD and Pillbox are still a no robbery zone.
13.10 - If you have intent to carry out a robbery against a player, or a heist in a bank, store, and so forth, it has to be done in a manner where the initiation is realistic and appropriate, the execution of the scenario is to be done in a manner where both parties involved may take part in the roleplay, and upon concluding a robbery you may not harm or kill the victim unless the victim has shown a lack of cooperation and / or if the victim has had behaviour that is hostile / threatening towards the robbers.
13.11 - You may not bring super vehicles to heists and robberies, it is unrealistic as no individual realistically would pull up to a heist / robbery with a Lamborghini, Ferrari, and so forth.
14.01 - Your character cannot relay information in which it did not learn within character.
14.02 - Anything you see on Twitch, Discord or any other form of streaming source cannot be used within character in any form or shape.
14.03 - Third party communications such as Discord, TeamSpeak, Skype, etc as a radio, you can buy an actual radio at the Digital Den.
14.04 - You cannot use your radio and external communications to relay your position to others while downed or dead.
14.05 - You cannot use any out of city applications (Discord, Twitch, etc) to organize an attack or robbery. Only by in city means should communication occur such as radios and phones are allowed.
14.06 - Hanging in Discord while doing relaxing tasks and jobs, or simply just hanging out is fine.
14.07 - Using voices heard inside a building or vehicle as a means to communicate, exception being if the individual decides to initiate and respond back to you as a mutual channel of communication has been established.
14.08 - Using voices heard through an exploit / glitch as means to gather information for usage in character, you are to reset your voice box upon encountering this glitch, and you shall not relay or use the information or communication that you receive through it as it is also considered power-gaming.
15.01 - The act of roleplaying outside of your character’s traits, abusing mechanics and using mechanics that are not supposed to be in-game is not permitted, examples below:
15.02 - Talking and Organizing while downed or dead.
15.03 - Roleplaying as if you have unrealistic superpowers.
15.04 - Not using /me to notify something someone would notice.
15.05 - Not realistically fearing your life when you are threatened with a weapon or severe harm from other means.
15.06 - Generally stay true to your physical character. If you are an old overweight person, you should always keep your physical limitations in mind.
15.07 - Not allowing other people to speak.
15.08 - Robbing people without giving them an opportunity to speak or defend themselves.
15.09 - Putting people in a situation with no escape or way out.
15.10 - /takehostage is binded to a key and you use it while dead to kill someone.
NEW LIFE RULE:
17.01 - Whenever you die and are forced to respawn , you are to forget the events and scenarios leading up to your death. You are not to investigate your death and you are to act as if you have no idea of what happened and that you are living a 'New Life'. This doesn't mean forget everything you ever knew, just the events that caused your death.
17.02 - Once you dump someone you are not to dump them again for the same situation and reasoning. Repeated killing of an individual is disregarding the new life rule. Once a dump is completed the argument, scenario, or previous arc is settled and is expected to be settled and moved on.
17.03 - If someone kills you and respawn, you are not allowed to go back to kill them just because they killed you in the past.
DRIVING & VEHICLES:
18.01 - Vehicles must be driven realistically.
18.02 - Your sports car should not go 150MPH up in the mountains, stick to the limitations of your vehicle.
18.03 - Vehicles are never to be ramped off excessively high inclines and distances. A drop off on a highway or a ramp jumping to a highway is not excessive to an extent. Going 100+ mph to ramp from Benny's to Burgershot is an example of what is considered excessive.
18.04 - If you are in a situation where you go off-road, respect the limitations of your vehicle based on the terrain.
18.05 - If you get into a crash with another vehicle, you have to roleplay it out. Preferably go to the side and settle it without the usage of weapons and firearms. Act in a civilized manner.
18.06 - Only individuals with explicit authorization from the server leadership team or Airline personnel may use aircraft.
18.07 - If you have one tire out, you have to drive by the limitations that it presents. If you have one tire out, you must reduce your speed at which you are driving. The more tires you have that are popped, the slower you must drive. All tires out, you must not drive faster than 60MPH.
18.08 - You should treat Vehicles to their limitations (No carrying on bikes) etc.
COMBAT LOGGING & SERVER RESTARTS:
19.01 - The act of disconnecting in the middle of a roleplay scenario is never permitted. This will be treated as combat logging.
19.02 - Game crashes must immediately be reported in the game crashes channel in the discord or on forums if you are in a roleplay scenario.
19.03 - If the server restarts mid scenario, preferably you shall reconnect and finish the scenario.
RANDOM DEATH MATCH (RDM):
20.01 - You are never to kill, or attempt to without a valid reason or without the appropriate initiation of roleplay. Them scraping your car is not a valid reason to take or attempt to take a life, it is necessary for it to be similar to a reason such as self-defense or being non compliant.
CHEATING & EXPLOITATION:
21.01 - Using cheats or exploits to gain an advantage is prohibited, and is an instant non-negotiable ban. This includes but is not limited to client modifications, abusing a broken server mechanic, and more.
21.02 - Any broken server mechanic being abused must be reported immediately, if you are caught abusing it you may suffer from a permanent ban or a full character wipe that is non-negotiable.
21.03 - Impersonating law enforcement or emergency service personnel is not tolerated, and will be treated as an extremely severe infraction.
21.04 - Forcing locals / npc's out of their vehicles to then sell narcotics and illegal items to them, this is unrealistic and will result in a powergaming ban from the server.
22.01 - Avoid using a gun for petty things. Guns are high risk weaponry, and are not to be flashed like toys. Use simpler things such as fists, knives, or other smaller weapons for lower priority situations.
GANGS & ORGANIZATIONS:
23.01 - You are always to remember your purpose, and make sure to keep that in mind.
23.02 - Gang Guidelines can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LpJVPZrFK9Bwhyzfw0G4R5AyMENtrJLxS1qtM1PJ7m0/edit
24.01 - There may only be up to 8 people roaming together doing criminal activity. (For gangs check the Gang Guidelines).
25.01 - When creating a character you are not just putting a name on a model, also make sure to consider attributes and traits for your personality.
25.02 - What are the personality traits of your character? Are they shy, or confident? Are they hard working, or lazy?
25.03 - Give your character some strengths and weaknesses and think about how your character would react to things based on those traits.
25.04 - What is the background for this character? Where do they come from? While this doesn’t have to be very detailed, putting some thought and effort into this will make it easier to roleplay with the character.
25.05 - Remember to stick to your character’s traits. You are playing the life of this character, so their experiences should let this character evolve. Let the consequences of your actions evolve this character.
25.06 - Your character cannot be involved in everything, if there is something else you would like to try out, consider making another character and building up a story and background for it. A character should never be a lawyer, CEO, mob boss, psycho and involved in every criminal group.
25.07 - Be mindful about how you try to enter on-going scenarios and story lines. You can interact with people to see if an opportunity arises, but do not show up out of nowhere trying to make an impact or steer a current storyline if your story has not led up to it.
25.08 - Once your character has reached or failed to reach their goals, it might be time to consider your character’s story coming to an end. Perhaps consider other new characters you might want to play.
26.01 - You may decide that the events in their character’s story have led to the character being dead for good.
26.02 - If your character is down and you decide it's time for their permadeath, all you need to do is roleplay out the scenario and do: /local permakill or has no pulse.
26.03 - You cannot claim permadeath, and not actually kill off your character.
26.04 - You cannot force permadeath on someone.
27.01 - During your time in the city, a player will get to interact with characters from all walks of life. From government officials, to law enforcement, to small business owners to regular people.
27.02 - The goal is for players to provide each other with an immersive experience and add to each other’s stories while you are with emergency medical services you will strive to provide a good scenario for each other. The emergency medical services will act in a professional manner while the civilian will roleplay out their injuries to the best of their ability. Use of /me will provide extra information of vitals and injuries is encouraged.
27.03 - While you are with law enforcement officers, they will behave in a professional manner towards the public and each other. The public will provide a base level of respect that law enforcement agencies typically have. Be mindful of when in their custody and provide information through the usage of the /me command for officers to use in their investigations.
27.04 - Torture RP is allowed however refer to the criminal enterprise Guidelines for specific rules.
28.01 - You should build up and pace it. Do not rush to be a mastermind criminal in one day or a huge business owner in the same amount of time. It is highly unrealistic and very unlikely.
28.02 - Let your character make connections and learn how crime works in the city before making big moves like robbing banks and taking on potential rivals. You should be mindful of the attention from law enforcement agencies and others your actions might generate. Give yourself time between your acts of crime for things to cool down. You should expect to get more police attention, longer jail times and fines as well as investigations if you repeatedly commit criminal offenses in a short time frame.
28.03 - Eventually your character may learn or come in contact with the structure of the criminal enterprise world. All criminals had to work their way up and at some point this climb can be a very important part of their story. Making connections will evolve your story while some organizations and criminals may work together from time to time, conflict is expected.
28.04 - Territory, resources, taxing, consumers, and power will drive many of these conflicts. Conflicts and cooperation both help make stories interesting. Make sure to have good amounts of both, avoid large alliances that never allow for any form of conflict.
28.05 - The establishment for the storyline is in the State of San Andreas and the counties within it. It is a state made up of several million people with your characters being a sample of the people within it. While your characters may vary depending on what you prefer, the State of San Andreas will act and should be treated as a realistic state. A lot of balance for a character comes from this.
29.01 - You should not abuse in-game mechanics for blatantly unintended purposes just to gain an advantage in activities that do not make any story-based roleplay. Such as abusing the /carry or /takehostage mechanic.
29.02 - Multiple characters from one player in one gang or group is not allowed. Avoid creating multiple characters involved within the same story and scenarios.
29.03 - You may switch characters as long as it is not part of any active scenes.
29.04 - There must be a clear connection as to how your character was caught up on intelligence and how they were connected.
30.01 - You will be terminated as an employee of the emergency medical services, police department, federal investigations bureau, lawyer or a judge if you are arrested under felony charges.
30.02 - Felons will not be able to work whitelisted jobs within the government or the law enforcement sector. Misdemeanours are likely to reduce your opportunities, while infractions are fine to a certain degree.
30.03 - Realtors, car dealers and mechanic employees are subject to the current head of the business on how he or she wishes to handle their employees related to criminal infractions and offenses.
30.04 - Corruption within the law enforcement sector or government sector will not be tolerated, however there is a difference between corruption and dirty actions. Corruption would be considered selling weaponry, equipment or abusing your powers for any personal gain, while playing dirty would be considered illegal and should be treated within character rather than outside of character.
30.05 - Any whitelisted employee that is found to be embezzling money from a business in any way or shape will be blacklisted from having any other whitelisted job on the server after that point. Especially if carried out through a non-roleplay incident or after being transferred to another character which is an extreme case of power gaming and could possibly lead to a severe banishment.
31.01 - If you ask about your application and message people from the job that you have applied to about if you got accepted or not, you are going to get denied. If you do not get a message within a specific time period then you are to assume your application has been declined.
31.02 - Do not complain or be toxic to staff after getting an application denied. This includes messaging them in discord.
34.01 - You are not permitted to take your own initiative to enforce the server regulations and guidelines if you are not a staff member. Such as using the /jail command to penalize someone for breaking the server guidelines. If another individual is in violation with the server policies, you are to report the individual through: /report or through a report on the forums depending on the circumstances. However you do need evidence in order for actions to be taken against the individual responsible for breaking the rules.
34.02 - You are not allowed to impersonate members of the server staff team under any circumstance, doing so will result in an immediate permanent ban from the server without the ability to appeal.
VEHICLE DEATHMATCH (VDM):
35.01 - You are not allowed to use your vehicle as a weapon to kill someone for any reason. However, pitting vehicles within reason is permitted with the appropriate initiation, as well as if you are a member of a law enforcement agency within the policies that are described for that agency.
36.01 - All hits need to be verified by staff, both when put out and when executed, this to prevent someone getting grieved by multiple people.
36.02 - Open contracts are NOT allowed, if you want to place a hit on someone then contact a hitman directly.
36.03 - Any hits conducted that are not approved by staff will be counted as RDM.
Sexual Roleplay and Torture:
While Sexual and Torture Roleplay is permitted in Lucid City, it must still be consensual and role played out appropriately.
The rules in place are as follows:
37.01 - Refrain from engaging in sexual roleplay with other individuals, you are required to have their consent to do anything like this, either way we discourage it due to complications and consequences that may arise due to it, you do not know the age of a person over the internet, people lie, and it is troubling, and may lead into legal issues.
37.02 - Torture roleplay is controversial, some individuals are not comfortable with this form for roleplay, though it is generally allowed, however if an individual does not wish to take part of this form for roleplay, then he or she may get a staff member involved to inform everyone involved that they are to cease the torture roleplay, and furthermore turn the scenario into something else.
Please refrain from aggressive role play, as we want to maintain a community that is comfortable for everyone. We would also like to remind the members of Lucid City to utilize the /report feature in game, with proof, during any scene that you feel is excessive or makes you uncomfortable and should be stopped. We do not tolerate behavior with malicious intent to ruin someone's experience and will rectify it immediately, and appropriately.
Members of the server staff team are authorized to penalize you at their own discretion if your actions are considered inappropriate, destructive or against unwritten policies that are simply considered common sense, however you reserve the right to appeal any such staff actions.