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Los Santos Life Australia Rules


#1 - No Mixing IC from OOC

1.1 - OOC: Out of Character, includes all the information/actions/events related to the real world that your character is not aware of. OOC Chat Prefix: /ooc.
1.2 - IC: In Character, includes all the information/actions/events related to the virtual world each of your individual character belongs to (aka Los Santos)
1.3 - IC Chat Prefix: /tweet (Twitter), /911 (EMS-Police Communication), Nil (Local IC Chat), /er (EMS Dispatch Prefix), /pr (PD Dispatch Prefix), /me (Emote)
1.4 - Usage of emoticons, internet slangs (e.g wtf, lmfao, etc) in IC text chat is not permitted, unless in a tweet.


#2 - Metagaming (MG)

2.1 - Gathering IC information from sources other than from in-game IC, forum IC, from the active IC character or IC Voice Channels (Any discord channels not under “OOC” Voice Category)
2.2 - Stream sniping is not permitted.
2.3 - Paying special IC attention to staff/organisation leaders due to acknowledging their OOC status is not permitted


#3 - Non-Roleplay Behaviours

3.1 - Random Deathmatch (RDM): An act of killing another player's character for little to no in-character reason, deliberately attempting to incite a fight with little to no reason
3.2 - Vehicle Deathmatch (VDM): Usage of a vehicle to randomly plow through a group of people with no justifiable IC reason, includes intentionally crashing any aircraft into a crowd of people or pulling a “911”.
3.3 - Value of Life: Your character is afraid of death, when held at gunpoint (short distance), you should comply with any commands issued. Quick weapon draws or other unrealistic actions in an attempt to live on is prohibited.
3.4 - Ruining a peaceful roleplay (griefing other players)
3.5 - Roleplaying Crashes: Failed to acknowledge vehicle damages, taking advantage of in-game physics to continue driving/flying as if nothing had happened.
3.6 - Unrealistic Roleplay: e.g continued to sprint/run after being shot, or using IC communication while dead or sending IC texts when the phone is confiscated, or returning vehicles at high speed into the garage
3.7 - Cop Baiting: Deliberately conducting illegal activities to gather unnecessary attention from the police
3.8 - Neutral Faction: No hostile actions are permitted against EMS personnel or properties
3.9 - Powergaming (PG): Forcing other players into your own roleplay, or forcing a roleplay outcome onto other players
3.10 - If there is something you can’t do in real life or has significant difficulty doing so, don’t do it on the server, such as stealing emergency vehicles, unless as a last resort escape attempt.
3.11 - Weapon Draw: Depositing/Withdrawing two-handed weapons from storage (other than Packs or Bags) must be roleplayed via /me. If placed in a vehicle, it must not be placed on your character (e.g not on your lap). It is a good practice but not required for one-handed weapons.
3.12 - You must cooperate with the police force when pulled over for misdemeanours, such as traffic offences.


#4 - Fair Play

4.1 - Usage of cheats via scripts or exploiting in-game bugs/vulnerabilities to provide an advantage over other players are not permitted.
4.2 - Combat Log: Disconnecting from an active roleplay/combat situation which may otherwise result in adverse consequences to your character (including but are not limited to death or jail sentence) or avoiding respawn/jail timers by disconnecting is not permitted. (Instant 24h Ban if caught)
4.3 - Usage of alternate accounts as a mean to circumvent a ban is not permitted, this includes the period when a ban appeal is being reviewed.
4.4 - Spamming to join the server is not permitted (You may press join once every 30 seconds)
4.5 - With the difficulty to enforce/monitor shared usage of player accounts, accounts that are found guilty to have breached any server rules will render the owner of the account liable for punishments, regardless of who was using the account at the time of the offence.
4.6 - Usage of F6 menu while off duty is not permitted, you must be on duty to use it, and be in appropriate uniform in order to identify your role
4.7 - Ensure your steam name does not include special characters, symbols or emojis, as they may appear as squares or other unknown characters in game.


#5 - Insults, Threats & Harassments

5.1 - OOC harassments, spreading hatred, sending threats and insults are not permitted. Includes repeatedly "joking" or messaging another person despite being told not to or via expression of discontent.
5.2 - IC insults are only permitted under explicit roleplay conditions, but not to be excessive.


#6 - Police/EMS Personnel

6.1 - Job specific rules and promotions surrounding Fire Dept and Police can be found in their respective faction sub-forums or discord channels.
6.2 - FD/PD vehicles must not be parked in the middle of the road for any reasons, especially during combat situations.
6.3 - FD are not to enter an active crime scene/ robbery if the situation hasn't been cleared by the PD.
6.4 - Individual IC Characters working for Government agencies must not be, at the same time, be part of another Government agency or private organisations. While on duty working for a Government agency, the appropriate callsign/title must be used for the respective agency your character is working for.
6.5 - PD Personnel must not assume or arbitrarily press charges to a suspect for any reasons. There must be a probable cause for action such as witnessing a crime being done.


#7 - Interaction with Staff Team

7.1 - When seeking help from the staff team, do not direct message or @name-alert a staff member unless otherwise told to. Follow the staff hierarchy which is as follows: Trial Moderators < Moderators < Admin Team < Community Managers / Development Team < Server Owners
7.2 - Staff decisions are non-negotiable. However if the decision appears to have been made in error, or procedural fairness was not observed, the dispute should be handled via a player report on the forums.
7.3 - Lying or falsifying statements to a staff member or forging evidence to support a complaint or an appeal is not permitted.
7.4 - Staff applications may be found on the forums, however plagiarism is a serious offence, and may face up to permanent removal from the community.


#8 - Community respect

8.1 - This is an English-speaking server based in Australia, it is critical that members should maintain a competent level of oral and written English communication skills.
8.2 - You must have a working microphone to play on this server.
8.3 - Provide each other an opportunity to voice their opinion, and have their opinion heard
8.4 - When wishing to directly or indirectly reference another person's ideas or work, one must offer credits where they fall due, includes stating any co-authors who contributed to any forum posts, applications or proposals.
8.5 - This community comprises of members of varying age groups, including members under the legal adult age. It is expected that members (especially adults) should be mindful of their actions.
8.6 - Pursuant to 8.4, it is therefore expected that members should not perform any offensive roleplays such as torture, dismemberment, cannibalism or other extremely morbid activities.
8.7 - Erotic/sexual roleplays must not be conducted in public locations, and be mindful of the other party(-ies) age even when doing so in private. Public nudity is not a server rule breach, but to be resolved via IC means (e.g PD)
8.8 - Advertising is not permitted in this community.


#9 - Neutral Zones
Neutral zones are defined as locations (and its surrounding streets) where players must not conduct illegal activities, including illegal actions that affects a neutral zone (e.g Firing into a neutral zone). Players must not enter a neutral zone during an active non-peaceful roleplay situation except for Police stations to seek protection (but not for loitering). The following locations are marked as neutral zones, and any additional conditions that apply are as follows:

9.1 - Legion Square (Except Fleeca Bank for robberies only)
9.2 - Police Stations (Police stations must not be used as a hangout spot, loitering in this area is prohibited. PD is exempt from 9.2 only during prisoner breakouts.)
9.3 - Hospitals
9.4 - All community shared locations  (e.g Garages, Yacht, Airports, Prison, Job Locations) other than illegal areas (e.g Drug areas, Black Market)


#10 - Robbery / Hostage rules

10.1 - Robberies and hostage situations are only permitted once per hour as long as there are 3/3/4 Cops on duty (Discord) in the respective servers for hostages/shops/banks, and one of the cops must be an Officer+. For Pacific Standard, 4 cops with 1 being a High Command
10.2 - Sniper Rifles may only be used in heavy roleplay scenario, its definition is discretionary by an on-duty staff. Usage of Sniper Rifles within Law Enforcement may only apply to members of the SOG.
10.3 - There may only be a maximum of 5 people in any robbery crew. Maximum of 4 inside the compound with an optional 1 person is permitted outside of the robbery compound and that person must be designated as a getaway driver for the duration of the robbery. You may not call backup to fill in spare capacities during the event.
10.4 - No one may block the entrance to the compound with any vehicles or objects.
10.5 - Both parties must first attempt to negotiate a peaceful outcome, shooting is only permitted when the negotiation falls apart and after the negotiator has returned to cover. Ensure both parties toggled their voice range to SHOUT and can hear each other to prevent miscommunication.
10.6 - The maximum amount of ransom permitted per hostage per situation is $30,000.
10.7 - The maximum amount you may rob off another individual is $20,000, or equivalent value in marked notes or items. Items with a market value above $20,000 or items cannot be realistically stored on person is not to be taken (e.g Minigun, as it wouldn't be realistic that they are carrying them holstered at the time).
10.8 - The maximum amount you may scam off another individual via "money laundering" is $50,000, or equivalent value in marked notes.
10.9 - You may break a prisoner out of City PD cells with a crew of no more than 4 members, excluding any prisoners, via the front doors of the PD. The rear door may only be used for exiting.


#11 - Discord

11.1 - Most rules aforementioned also apply to Discord channels, such as "ghosting" or spying inside chat channels to metagame, insult or harass others.
11.2 - Members must stay within their own job/organisation specific discord channels at all times whilst on duty. This rule is exempted when a member of staff team is dealing with a situation.
11.3 - Organisation channels are to be used by members of recognised and approved Orgs. Only members of the same Org may occupy one Org channel at a time, non Org members or rival Org members entering an active Org voice session may be seen as ghosting, and may be liable for metagaming.
11.4 - Members in an organisation participating in organisation activities at the time must have tags clearly visible in their username on Discord. (e.g [Lawyer] might be used for Law Firm)


#12 - New Life Rule

12.1 - New Life Rule applies to your character every time he/she is revived by an FD-EMS or respawned at a hospital. Your character must not return to or rejoin the very last RP scenario or recollect any information about that scenario before death or 5 minutes leading up to the death, whichever is longer.
12.2 - Rule 12.1 does not apply to criminal suspects in an active police crime scene.
12.3 - FD-EMS may not revive any dead personnel resulted from an execution (e.g killing a hostage). The said personnel must respawn at a hospital and follow the same NLR stated in Rule 12.1.
12.4 - Where instructed by FD-EMS to be transported to a hospital due to serious injuries, you must follow such instructions.


#13 - Restricted Areas - Access to the following areas is prohibited:

13.1 - Fort Zancudo
13.2 - USS Luxington ATT-16 Aircraft Carrier
13.3 - Vehicles on any runways (Vehicles can park next to hangars for passenger transfers)
13.4 - Bank Vault (Pacific Standard)


#14 - Forums

14.1 - You may not comment on any Staff application posts, regardless of whether it is positive or negative. If you believe a certain individual had broken a rule, the appropriate place for that would be the Player Reports sub-forum.
14.2 - When commenting your opinion on other users’ posts, ensure your comments are constructive, that includes downvotes. Justify your +/-1s with reasons rather than outright rejecting an idea simply because you didn’t like it.
14.3 - The only occasions you may post on any player reports or ban appeals are either you’re the author or a member of staff, or you have supporting evidence to contribute to the post.
14.4 - You may file only 1 application of the same type (e.g PD Applications of any kind, FD, Gangs or Staff) at any given point of time. You may file an additional application of the same type at least 30 days after the first application was denied (for Ban Appeals and Staff applications), and at least 7 days for other types.


#15 - Organisations - Any legal or illegal groups including gangs

15.1 - All organisations must be approved on the forums via Gang Applications, with a maximum member count of 8 including owner.
15.2 - Members in an organisation must have a valid ID with your character’s name and be able to produce such document in the event a member of the police requires it.
15.3 - Members in an organisation must be in their respective organisational uniform while actively participating in organisational activities. Members not in their respective uniform at the time may not participate in any organisational activities.
15.4 - All gang wars and attacks must be planned in advance, and permission to conduct a gang war must be sought through the Government’s Criminal Syndicate Branch (Aka Admin+ and are online in game). An IC backstory for the attack must be submitted in written format.
15.5 - Members in an organisation must have their voice settings set to SHOUT at all times while participating in organisational activities.
15.6 - It is a good habit to record all organisational activities where possible.
15.7 - Members in an organisation must use FDG Discord or Forums for all In-Character organisational businesses, such as (and especially) when actively participating in-game organisational activities (including but are not limited to planning attacks). Usage of external Discord servers is only permitted if they only serve a purpose to provide information about the organisation and recruitment. All staff must have full access to all external discord servers' features immediately upon request for auditing purposes.
15.8 - The Syndicate may revoke organisation registrations/approvals for breach of rules, which may include additional punishments to individual members of the organisation.
15.9 - The Commissioner of Police may declare an organisation as “Outlawed” for the duration of 12-24 hours, which will be specified in each declaration. Members of an outlawed organisation found in a group of 3 or more may be arrested and imprisoned for 10 years (minutes) for consorting (affiliation with an outlawed gang).
15.10 - Organisation territories are granted by the Syndicate, and may be revoked at anytime.
15.11 - Organisations must not loiter near a rival organisation’s headquarters, or provoke/instigate a fight. All initiations must follow rule 15.5.
15.12 - Business Owners must charge a minimum laundering rate of 10% to all clients.
15.13 - Business Owners may participate in illegal business activities or gang related activities. However if caught and arrested by police, their ownership of the business may be suspended or revoked.
15.14 - You may only be a member of ONE non-Government organisation at any given time (Account Wide)


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