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  1. Mafia City Roleplay

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    General Rules - Roleplay
    Rule NameRule Explanation
    ImmersionCommitting actions or assisting with the committing of actions that break, lesser, or fracture roleplay is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. These actions include the following;
    1. Committing crimes around or within a reasonable line of sight/proximity of areas such as Medical Centers, Police Stations, State Buildings, Banks, or similar areas.
    2. Running into the no-crime-zones listed above to avoid an active situation except for cases where Emergency Services bring individuals to one of these locations.
    3. Using any form of a vehicle for a non-roleplay reason or performing non-roleplay behavior while using them. This includes but is not limited to;
      • "Finishing Taps" is the act of seeing an individual with very low health and tapping them with your vehicle to finish them off, and/or to knock them down without cause.
      • Reckless operation of vehicles in an excessive manner that endangers your life or lives of those around you without a valid roleplay reason.
      • Performing unrealistic maneuvers on vehicles that shouldn't be able to perform them (e.g. Driving quickly on rough offroad terrain using a drag bike or super car OR driving up excessively steep hills that no vehicle should be able to handle.)
      • "Stunt Jumping" a vehicle isn't permitted. Stunt jumping is the act of jumping a motor vehicle.
    4. Failing to value your own, or another individual's life. (Examples below)
      • An individual must fear their life if there is a firearm aimed at them.
      • An individual may not commit RP suicide unless they are Character Killing.
      • An individual is expected to still be fearful if they are in a vehicle or not.
    5. Failing to value, or use proper voice communications for roleplay. This includes but is not limited to;
      • Trolling, flaming, or insulting another community member in-game.
    6. Failing to use or the misusage of character identities. This includes but not limited to;
      • Failing to use the proper name format of "John_Doe"
      • Using celebrities names.
      • Vulgar language in a name.
    7. No individual has the ability to pause any form of roleplay or attempt to do so for any reason without direct instruction from a Staff Member. This includes using out of character (/b) excessively to complain about or attempt to alter roleplay when it results in substantial pause or delay of roleplay
    8. Committing crime during the day (between sunrise/sunset while daylight is present) in areas that tend to be heavily populated (e.g. the fishing pier, stores, busy city roads and highways, truckers yard) is not permitted. Efforts should be made to keep illegal roleplay in private areas where possible. This includes but is not limited to:
      • Mugging a player in the middle of the street in downtown Los Santos

      Committing crimes during active turf contesting or claiming is not considered in violation of this rule, so as long as proper roleplay and initiation leads up to the situation. All parties involved must still display reasonable fear of consequences (e.g. Not initiating a claim attempt if uninvolved witnesses are present).
    9. Combat Logging, also known as disconnecting in a situation is strictly prohibited. In accidental cases such as losing connection/crashing, players are required to reconnect or make reasonable attempts to contact involved parties if unable to do so such as posting in #mcrp-general on our discord within 10 minutes.
    10. Failure to roleplay injuries adequately, including but not limited to:
      • Getting into a major vehicular crash where one would expect life-threatening injuries (e.g. rollover, hard collisions at speeds in excess of 40 mph excluding PITs) and acting as if nothing happened. This may be overlooked if all parties present agree, however, we encourage players to roleplay these situations.
      • Jumping off a 3 story building and running off as if nothing happened
    In-Game Microphone UsageOur goal is to provide the most immersive environment obtainable through Grand Theft Auto V, we believe that microphone regulations will assist us in our goal.
    1. Community members are required to have an audible microphone. Interference, echoing, muffling, background noise or using voice changers is strictly prohibited.
    2. Community members are required to use Push-To-Talk at all times.
    3. Community members are prohibited from playing music, sound effects, sound clips, and/or soundboards.
    4. Community members are prohibited from creating undesirable sounds which include but not limited to;
      • Farting, Belching, screeching and/or screaming.
    5. Yelling, Screaming, or escalating the normal sound level of an individual's voice is strictly prohibited unless a situation calls for it.
    6. Usage of a microphone is required for all roleplay. (Playing as a 'mute' is not permitted)
    7. Usage of racial slurs is not permitted.
    8. Usage of languages other than English in voice is not permitted.
    DeathmatchKilling or attempting to kill a player without a valid roleplay reason is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. In cases where a player is killing FOR another player (e.g. orders, a hit) the burden of ensuring valid roleplay reason exists lies on the tasking player and not the one carrying it out. In these cases, players should ensure they are obtaining evidence of being tasked with killing another player and by who. The following are examples of killing another player that are NOT valid reasons:

    1. A player hit your car in a traffic accident.
    2. A player slightly insulted or disrespected you.
    It is expected that all individuals of Mafia City Roleplay attempt to contribute to scenario building. There should always be a great deal of consideration before another individual's life is taken. Ensure the reasons you have for killing another player are reasonable. We want to avoid the "Dude hit on my girl" situations, as these will not be tolerated.

     
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    General Rules - Roleplay
    Rule NameRule Explanation
    Killing on SightKilling or attempting to kill another player without valid initiation or doing so without allowing sufficient time to comply with demands. Valid initiation is not granted on every character when it is given to one character in a situation unless they are directly involved and contributing. In cases where a player is ordered to shoot in a situation prior to initiation being met, the ordering player is held liable. Players should ensure they are obtaining evidence of this. The following are examples that are not permitted:

    1. "Hands up or die"
    2. "Do X in 5 seconds or die"
    3. Killing a player for not complying with a demand before a reasonable amount of time has passed UNLESS the player clearly attempts to escape or resist in response to the demand. As a "reasonable amount of time" can change drastically between various demands, this is up to moderator discretion as to whether a reasonable amount of time was afforded or not.
    It is expected that all individuals of Mafia City Roleplay add to the overall immersion and character building. Valid initiation must be done. The requirement for valid initiation is considered waived in situations fitting at least one of the following criteria:
    1. Witnessing a character seriously harming or physically threatening the life of someone your character has close relations or group/corporation ties with
    2. Witnessing a character arresting (excluding detainment) someone your character has close relations or group/corporation ties with
    This allowance for lack of valid initiation ends once the situation is no longer active. Interruptions greater than 5 minutes will require valid initiation to be done upon the re-initiation of a roleplay.
    MetagameMixing of out-of-character information or information obtained out-of-character in-character is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Statements such as "If I were a keyboard", "If my hands were a mouse", "If this is a game I would" or similar statements are strictly prohibited. Questions should be redirected to discord or on our forums.
    PowergamingRoleplaying an action that is unrealistic, forcing an action on another player, or enacting certain play-to-win tactics. You are required to give all players a sufficient amount of time to respond to roleplay, and in return all players are expected to respond to roleplay in a timely manner. Powergaming includes, but is not limited to:
    1. You may not force death (Character Kill) of another character in a roleplay situation
    2. Players are prohibited from respawning in active roleplay situations unless first aid has not been applied within 10 minutes, transfer to a medical center has not begun within 30 minutes, or their character has been finished (Reference section 7)
    3. Refusing to respond to roleplay actions (/me, /do, etc). Including but not limited to offenses that stall or prevent roleplay.
    4. Providing false information in roleplay responses via the /do command.
    5. Failure to use /me and /do to confirm when performing forceful script actions (e.g. dragging, cuffing, looting/frisking, etc) on other players. When performing forceful script actions against a player finished off (Reference bullet 7) a /me is still required but /do confirmation is not
    6. Continuing active resistance (e.g. running away, violent resistance) after being hit with a taser two times in a given situation
    7. You are required to respawn once the timer permits if other parties have completed sufficient roleplay that would consider your character to be dead. Sufficient roleplay is required - You are still expected to value another individual’s life. Examples of acceptable finishing:
    /me leans down towards the man, thrusting his blade into his heart.
    /me aims his firearm down towards the man, pumping a single round into his chest.

    /do Would he resist this? or /do Success?

    Once your character has confirmed the kill with the downed player by using the required /do confirmation, you are no longer required to wait for roleplay confirmation (through /do) when interacting with the player's dead body as this player is dead and would no longer have the ability to resist/continue roleplay.

    Robbery LimitationsYou may only rob an individual's cash on hand and items within the inventory. You may not rob Police Officers, Medical Department, Department of Corrections, or Department of Justice for any of their duty weapons.
    Revenge Killing (E.g. New Life Rule)When you die you forget everything leading up to your death. Unless you have a valid roleplay reason, you may not return to the scene of your death for 15 minutes. This is to prevent the ruining of scene roleplay. You may not rejoin the roleplay scenario that you died during with any of your characters regardless of how much time has elapsed.

    For the purposes of New Life Rule, death is defined by respawning. Being revived by a medic is not considered death as you are transported to the hospital and resuscitated. Death by respawn is not considered a character kill, meaning opposing characters involved in the situation may still use information from that situation against you. Death by character kill is considered actual death of your character, resulting in removal of all associated situations with that character.
    Gross RoleplayGross Roleplay is strictly prohibited in any public setting. All players included in this roleplay must express their consent before and may revoke their consent at any time during the roleplay. This includes:
    1. Dismemberment
    2. Rape, Sexual Assault, and Molestation
    3. Incest
    4. Necrophilia
    In-Character Sexual Harassment is not covered by this rule.
     
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    General Rules - Server Offenses
    Chain of CommandYou are expected to maintain our Chain of Command as a community member, failing to do so is prohibited.
    1. If you have a report, attempt to contact a moderator first. If no one is present you may move up the chain until you find someone.
    2. You are required to follow any specified processes within Mafia City Roleplay.
    3. Spamming staff is prohibited.
    Multiple Character LimitationsPlayers are permitted to have multiple characters on Mafia City Roleplay, you are expected to hold a majority average on the character that is apart of a group. Failure to do so can result in removal from a group. Continued abuse can result in group membership limitations.

    Players are prohibited from having multiple characters in the same group or corporation.
    Text ChatNewbie Chat
    The command /n is for support purposes only. This is not for conversations, nor reporting. Consistent misuse of this channel will result in a warning.

    Advertisements
    Posting advertisements should be realistic and reflect your business or purpose. Posting advertisements just to bash another player or to shit post will not be tolerated.

    Examples of GOOD advertisements

    1. "Come to Lenny's Cuts for the best haircut in town, right next to Mission Row police department!"
    2. "Come to J&J's Barber, the only thing the competition is cutting is the quality!"
    3. "J&J's Barber & Lenny's Custs, every hear of them? Me either! Come to Bastion Cuttery next to Grove Street apartments!"
    Examples of BAD advertisements
    1. "Fuck bitches get money Inc. now open, come fuck bitches today! My number: XXXXX"
    2. "J&J's barber is complete and utter shit, come to Bastion Cuttery!
    Local Out-Of-Character Chat
    The command /b is for local OOC communication to make life easier. Please do not misuse this chat as a means to complain OOC. Please continue roleplay scenarios and report players on the forums for all complaints. Excessive usage of /b that does not result in a substantial pause or delay of roleplay will be punished under Text Chat Misusage.
    Account Theft & Out of Character ScammingAny individual whose account becomes compromised or losses items due to their own negligence will not be refunded.
    Real-world TradingThe act of exchanging in-game currency, items, or other tangible benefits for trade of anything OOC is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:
    1. Real-world currency
    2. Real-world services (IE: Graphical, literary productions)
    Releasing Quiz Responses or QuestionsNo individual may release any of the questions or responses of our Entry Quiz. Anyone caught doing so in the form of text, images, voice, or video will be punished.
    ModificationsAll modifications are in a grey area, some are permitted, some are not. Contact a Staff Member to better figure it out.
    1. Client-Side modifications that do not impact others or give you an advantage over others or otherwise alter gameplay are permitted.
    2. Modifications or third party programs designed to alter your game, bypass or change script features (e.g. an AFK macro) or otherwise give you an advantage are strictly prohibited. These modifications are also known as Hacks.
    Bug AbuseAs a community member, you are required to report any bugs or system flaws as soon as you find them. Tamper with, exploiting, or using a bug will result in a ban.
    Ban EvasionAttempting to circumvent issued punishments or bans by any means is strictly prohibited. Community members are expected to serve out or appeal issued punishments as intended.
    Providing False InformationYou may not provide false information or doctored evidence to a Staff Member. You may not provide altered, edited, or modified evidence on Staff Complaints, Player Complaints, or Ban Appeals. All evidence, facts, and information submitted to the Staff Team must be truthful and legitimate. Attempting to alter the outcome of any Staff Decision through means including but not limited to; lying, providing false evidence, blackmail, or any other form is strictly prohibited.
    Asset Sharing Between CharactersTransferring money, assets, or any items between characters is prohibited. This includes asset transfers via proxy. (Example: Bill gives Tedd $20, Tedd give Bill's other character the $20). Generally speaking, assets from one character should not be received by another character.
    Money FarmingGaining money, assets, items, etc through illegitimate tactics will result in a character wipe and a temporary ban.
    Final RulingMafia City Roleplay staff have the final ruling in all situations, they have the ability to pause and terminate roleplay situations, and issue punishments as they see fit. The constant questioning, pestering, or heckling of a staff member's decision will result in a punishment. Rule trolling, or constantly attempting to twist or alter rules in your favor is prohibited.
     
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    Properties, Corporations, and Group Rules
    Rule NameRule Explanation
    Maintaining ActivityAny player of Mafia City Roleplay that holds the main ownership status of a Property or Corporation that goes into inactive status for more than a month will have their Property or Corporation automatically sold by our systems.
    Out-Of-Character Requirements (Group-Specific)As a community that requires voice communications, we understand the necessity for groups to have out-of-character requirements. Groups may hold the following requirements; limited to:
    1. Date of Birth / Age
    2. Individual's Activity
    3. Corruption Limitations (only applicable to San Andreas Law)
    Any and all requirements must be approved by the Mafia City Roleplay administration. Terminations from violation of Out of Character requirements are Out of Character in nature. The only information the involved parties receive is that they have been terminated.
    Group Creation (Name)All groups must have realistic and descriptive names. Any group with a non-realistic name will be deleted without notice. Examples of names that are not permitted, but not limited to:
    1. Names that have no association to anything (E.g. "Gang gang", "Gang Land", "Bunny Gang"). Group Names should represent some form of an entity (Names such as "Grove Street", "Ballas", etc are acceptable).
    2. Names that are specifically for the purpose of trolling. (E.g. "Los Santos Police Department", "Los Santos Gang Department").
    3. Names that do not make sense (E.g. "Anime", "Bang", "Hood", etc)
    Overall you should ensure that your group name makes sense, such as but not limited to:
    1. Gang names ("Vagos", "Ballers", "Crips", "Bloods", etc)
    2. Mafia / Organizations ("Black Hand Triads", "Gambino Family", "North Coast Cartel", "The Maceo syndicate")
    3. Literal Group Names ("Chello Motorcycle Club", "18th Pool Hall", etc)
    Generally, the group system should not be used for businesses. We have the corporation system for this exact purpose.
    Corporation Creation (Name)All corporations must have a realistic business/corporation name. Any corporation with a non-realistic name will be deleted without notice. Examples of names that are not permitted, but not limited to:
    1. Names that have no purpose ("AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA", "Yo", "Yes", etc)
    2. Inappropriate names ("Turd Baby", "Fucks McGee", "Shit", "Fuck", "Shi Ton Mai Palace", etc)
    Overall you should ensure your corporation names make sense, such as but not limited to:
    1. Business-centric names ("John's Bar", "John's Tranny Service", "West Coast Customs Autoshop", "Bingo 24/7s", etc)
    2. Individual-centric names ("JJ's Services", "Bob's tools", "John's Eats", "Jonathan Allen's gourmet foodery", etc)
    3. General business naming ("B&B Clothing", "Vanilla Unicorn", "Bates", Jonathan's", etc)
    General Community Rules
    Rule NameRule Explanation
    ThreatsThreatening a member of the community that is on an MCRP platform such as server, discord or forums is entirely unacceptable. Exceptions can be made for situations that are not on an MCRP Platform such as if the situations pertaining to threats to release confidential/personally identifiable information or if serious threats of bodily harm to a member or their family members are made.

    Serious being defined as more than just a simple comment (e.g., I'm going to kick your ass for this) but one that drags on and continues with multiple threatening comments, the reporting party must tell the individual to stop, that they are uncomfortable or that they are in fear for their life. They will also state that the situation will be reported if it persists. In the instance that the aggressor continues in this situation, Mafia City Roleplay will be forced to take action in the situation and punish the user for threatening another community member.
    Leaking Unpermitted InformationThe intent of the release of confidential information, personally identifiable information or link-able content to Community Members is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate ban.
    AdvertisementsAdvertising of another community, project, or page directly relating to another community is prohibited. To clarify you may speak about another community but not advertise.
    Intercommunity Community BehaviorInsulting, bashing, harassing, threatening, or leaking community content of another Grand Theft Auto V community will not be tolerated.
    Paypal / Donation Charge BacksAny chargeback intiated towards Mafia City Roleplay will result in a community-wide ban, without notice. You may only appeal this ban by canceling the dispute and will be required to pay a $50.00 USD Administrative Fee.
     
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    Forum Rules
    Forum BehaviourHarassment, flaming, trolling, attacking or slandering community members is strictly prohibited, as well as any other consistently disrespectful behavior.
    Complaint and Ban Appeals specific rules
    ResponsesYou may not post on a complaint or ban appeal that does not directly involve you. No individual may involve themselves in any manner into a complaint or ban appeal that does not directly relate to them. (E.g. "He did it to me before too! But I have no proof!")
    Statute of LimitationsPlayer complaints for incidents that occurred more than 72-hours prior to posting are not valid. Players are expected to report their issues in a timely manner and not stockpile evidence to report further down the line.
    Evidence UploadingAll evidence posted on the forums must allow viewing without requiring a download. This can be done by uploading videos/screenshots to third party sites (e.g. streamable, youtube, imgur, etc.) and providing a link to it. Evidence posted that does not follow this requirement will be ignored and removed. To be considered valid, evidence must be un-edited and include complete audio.

    Any content posted on Mafia City Roleplay for use as evidence on any complaint, appeal or report is considered associated with it. Tampering with content used in this manner (e.g. removing, editing or otherwise restricting it) is considered tampering with evidence. When using other players submitted content as evidence it is expected to re-upload it and keep it unlisted. Tampering with re-uploaded content by means of seeking copyright infringement when it follows this requirement is strictly prohibited.
    Mob MentalityMob mentality is something we try very hard to steer clear from, and as a result, no individual may "I enjoy this idea/I dislike this idea", "Support", or "agree" in response to a complaint or ban appeal.
     
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