Los Santos Life Australia Rules
NOTE: The following rules are general FDG Community rules and specifically rules that apply to our FiveM - LSLA RP servers. Rules for other other gaming servers are listed in their respective sub-forums.
#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 (Internal PD and FD Communication Only), Nil (Local IC Chat), /er (FD 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
2.4 - Community members actively roleplaying on FDG servers must use approved FDG IC communication channels/servers for the duration of their use of our community services. No unofficial external communications service may be used with the intent to complement their gameplay experience on our official servers.
#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 (Packs, Bags or Bikes can't be used as weapon storage) must be roleplayed via /me. If placed in a vehicle, it must not be placed on your character (not on your lap). It is optional 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.
4.8 - Accounts terminated due to breach of server rules will have all their characters wiped, regardless of the severity of the offences, thus marks the end of their in-game character's life.
#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.
6.6 - The maximum number cops permitted on duty simultaneously is 12.
6.7 - Police personnel are required to secure the perimeters during robberies/heists. The heist crew is not required to announce their numbers nor position.
#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 - 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.) 9.2 - Hospitals
9.3 - All shared neutral locations where players carry on player-to-server interactions that cannot be done outside of these locations otherwise. (e.g Job Center, Job Locations, Banks, Garages, etc)
9.4 - Unique locations that are made for peaceful roleplay purposes (e.g Airports), or locations where medics cannot realistically/reasonably offer service in the event of a non-peaceful roleplay scenario
9.5 - Locations where illegal activities are conducted are not considered neutral zones. (Including Banks/Stores in the event of a robbery)
#10 - Organised Crimes 10.1 - Simultaneous robbery and hostage RPs are permitted once per hour per group as long as there are 3 (Non-Bank) or 4 (Bank) Cops on duty to deal with each situation per server, 1 must be Officer+. For Pacific Standard, 4 cops with 1 being High Command. Mustn't initiate within 45 mins before restarts. 10.2 - Weapons in the "Sniper" and "Heavy" category, as well as bombs may only be used in heavy rp scenario, with permission from an on duty Staff. Snipers may only be used by authorised personnel in accordance with PD SOP
10.3 - There may only be a maximum of 5 people in any heist crew. Maximum of 4 inside the compound with an optional 1 person permitted outside as the support/driver for the duration of the heist. You may not call backup to fill in spares 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. Negotiations must be done in "SHOUT" chat mode.
10.6 - The maximum amount of ransom permitted per hostage is $30,000.
10.7 - The maximum amount you may rob off an individual is $20,000, or equivalent value in marked notes/items. For weapons, only one weapon is to be taken, as long as it does not exceed $20,000 market value.
10.8 - The maximum amount you may scam off another individual or stolen from an Organisation is $50,000, or equivalent value in marked notes/items.
10.9 - You may break a prisoner out of PD cells with a crew not exceeding 4, excluding prisoners, via the front doors of the PD. The rear door may only be used for exiting. Prisoner must be serving 15+ mins sentence to be eligible for break out.
10.10 - Temporary crew upwards of 5 with the intent to carry on organised crimes must occupy one of the temp Gang channels for the duration of the business. Crew size must not exceed 5 members
#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)
11.5 - Teamspeak server may only be used by members of the PD whilst on active duty, or by members of staff dealing with an issue concerning a member that is present on Teamspeak at the time. At the conclusion of such duties, members must sign off Teamspeak to make room for others.
11.6 - Teamspeak is not a place for Staff/Members to hang out nor idling
#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 Vaults (Area behind vault door is not to be accessed)
#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 with the intent to carry on a business, legal or illegal, with a minimum standing crew size of 4 and upwards of 8 including the owner, must be approved on the forums via Organisation Applications 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 - The Syndicate may revoke organisation registrations/approvals for breach of rules, which may include additional punishments to individual members of the organisation. 15.8 - 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). 15.9 - Organisation territories are granted by the Syndicate, and may be revoked at anytime. 15.10 - Organisations must not loiter near a rival organisation’s headquarters, or provoke/instigate a fight. All initiations must follow rule 15.5. 15.11 - 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.
15.12 - You may only be a member of ONE non-Government organisation at any given time (Account Wide) - Jobs are excluded.