Lostplains RP: Rules

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General Server & Discord Rules

  1. Our server is a whitelist server where you must be 16 years or older to join. You must read and agree to these rules to gain access to the server.
  2. Be respectful to all players (in and out of character)
  3. Be respectful to Staff at all times
  4. Impersonating Staff in or out of character is forbidden and will result in a community ban
  5. No slander of the members of the community in ANY fashion (this includes streams, DM’s, and Discord)
  6. Racism, hate speech, and sexual harassment of any kind will not be tolerated
  7. In-game /OOC is for immediate help, not general talk (we have a guide to help you in Discord)
  8. In-game /OOC is considered OOC information
  9. Stay in character at all times, even when a server rule has been broken
  10. This is an ENGLISH-only server
  11. Hostile scenarios (i.e. robberies, shooting, anything that could lead to shootouts, etc.) are not allowed within 15 minutes before or after a storm as this is to allow for RP preparation
  12. One property PER PLAYER (not per characters)
  13. Do NOT DM Staff directly, unless provided permission by that specific Staff member or told to by an Admin
  14. Please use the create-a-ticket system in Discord for help from Staff
  15. The usage of @everyone and @here is not allowed unless you are Staff

METAGAMING

Metagaming is defined as purposely using or relaying information that your character did not learn in-game (Twitch Chats and Discord Channels included) to shape in-game roleplay.

  1. Purposely using or relaying information that your character did not learn in-game (Twitch Chats and Discord Channels included) to shape in-game roleplay
  2. Actively sitting in Third-Party VCs or chats (i.e. Twitch chats, stream sniping, Discord DM's or VC's) and communicating about what is going on around you while being in the server will be considered metagaming and will be punishable up to 1 week ban
  3. You may not use the player list to narrow down suspects for any incident; players are expected to act under the belief that locals are citizens and are just as likely to commit a crime/cause an incident as a player character would.
  4. Anonymous telegrams are anonymous and cannot be used against individuals unless the sender themselves makes their identity known in their telegram message.

FAIL RP

  1. While in the county (in-game/in-character), players should be respectful of other players’ immersion and all attempts to remain in character should be maintained.
  2. If you require Admin assistance, move to a non-public area, type /report (reason) and wait for assistance.
  3. Breaking character and saying things such as, but not limited to: Fail RP, Metagaming, Power gaming, "I’m reporting you", or any other variation of language that would not be used on a regular basis in 1899 is strictly prohibited.
  4. Saying phrases in county that would not have been said during the 19th century is considered Fail RP (i.e. LOL, simp, PTSD, etc.).
  5. As a criminal, storing your gained items from a robbery and then turning yourself in for the crime is Fail RP.
  6. Purposely running into a robbery that is in progress is Fail RP.
  7. Once someone is down, they are down and you are not able to dictate what injuries the player has (however, injuries sustained should be reasonable to the encounter).
  8. If you have been injured, you are expected to roleplay your injuries as realistically as possible.
  9. The in-game pinboards and scenes should not be abused, should not contain any OOC (out of character) information (i.e.: Discord names, Twitch usernames, Steam information, etc.), they must try to be as in-character as possible, and they must be reasonable (e.g. you cannot leave a scene that reads building burned down when the building is clearly still there).
  10. Using OOC information or inappropriate terms for the time period in telegrams is Fail RP.
  11. Anything inappropriately posted in-server will be evaluated under these rules and removed at the discretion of Staff.
  12. If you feel you’ve been treated unfairly, make an Admin ticket in the Discord.

FEAR RP (NVL - no value to life)

  1. You must value your character's life at all times.
  2. You should treat your character’s life as if it were real: you only have one.
  3. Putting your character's life or another player's life in the line of danger without a reasonable RP explanation for doing so is considered Fail RP.

EXPLOITS

  1. Abusing any game mechanic, server mechanic, or using any 3rd-party apps or add-ons to gain an advantage (e.g. physical screen markers, or any type of assistant for shot placement, crosshairs, etc.) are not allowed.
  2. Using the ragdoll feature to break free from ropes is an exploit and will be punished if abused.
  3. Please do not abuse the pick bush feature while on the back of a horse.

COMBAT LOGGING

  1. Intentionally disconnecting from the server while engaged in any active RP scenario to avoid its outcomes is combat logging and not allowed.
  2. On a crash or server restart, all attempts should be made in order to return to an active RP scenario, or it must be resolved on Discord.
  3. Force respawning while still involved in an active RP scenario is combat logging and not allowed.
  4. Giving up while in ropes in order to respawn to remove yourself from the scenario is combat logging and not allowed.
  5. If you are part of an active RP scenario, or on the run from deputies or another player, you are not allowed to log off for 30 minutes.

POWER GAMING

This is the act of forcing or gaining an unrealistic, unfair action over another player without giving them an opportunity to interact, defend, or escape the situation.

  1. Any act that causes the player to be able to avoid the use of items etc. will be considered power gaming.
  2. Any act that would permanently change a character (e.g. losing a finger, losing an eye, etc.) should not be forced on a player with no alternative options.
  3. Group size during an active RP will be a maximum of 6 people (e.g. if you have a group of 10, then 4 will have to sit out that interaction).
  4. Deputies are not limited by group size.
  5. The only exception to the limit on group sizes is while defending gang territory, gangs are not limited by the number of members that can defend from attackers.
  6. Gang territory and hideouts can be requested via a ticket to Staff demonstrating RP intent, activity in server, and making the case for owning it.
  7. If, while hogtied, your character becomes free/stands up/ragdolls, you are to remain in place to be tied again as this is a game issue and cannot be used as a method of escape.
  8. You may not kill a person, revive them, then kill them again.
  9. You can NOT go off someone's voice or horse to figure out who they are in RP, however, we want to encourage people to be smart about disguising themselves (i.e. wear a mask, change your horse/voice/clothes, use a code name, etc.).
  10. Combat logging is not allowed for 30 minutes after the active scenario.
  11. You must choose between robbing someone and killing someone, you can not do both .
  12. If you have started searching a person, you can not change your mind to then kill them.
  13. Using the telegram system to verify whether someone's name is "real" is not only power gaming, but metagaming, and is prohibited.

RDM (Random Death Match)

RDM is classified as incapacitating another character without a valid RP reason/roleplay taking place or without proper re-initiating RP before incapacitating them.

  1. You must state clear and reasonable demands to an intended target, and allow reasonable time (more than 2 seconds) for the target(s) to comply.
  2. Proper re-initiating RP is defined by at least 5 minutes since last initiating hostile RP (this is the wild west and things didn't happen as quickly back then)
  3. Senseless killing of Locals (aka NPC characters) or domestic animals without RP is considered RDM
  4. Running a character over with a horse or wagon without initiation, or without stopping to help when it was a mistake, is considered VDM, vehicle death match, and will be treated as RDM

LASSO

  1. Lassoing another player counts as hostile action and requires initiation before being used.
  2. If you are being lasso'd and have a knife on you, you can use the knife to cut free from the lasso (as long as your character can do this reasonably safely).
  3. Players are not to break themselves free once hogtied ("hogtied" is defined as: on their belly with their hands tied behind their back).
  4. If, while hogtied, your character becomes free/stands up/ragdolls, you are to remain in place to be tied again as this is a game issue and cannot be used as a method of escape.
  5. Only after 15 minutes of being left alone or abandoned, you may break out of being hogtied.

HOSTAGE RULES

A hostage is a player or players that have been removed from their own line of RP by force, brought to a new location, or held against their will for an extended period of time.

  1. You cannot take a player hostage when they cannot reasonably defend themselves.
  2. All plans and activities should be pre-arranged before taking a hostage.
  3. You cannot break free of ropes until you have been abandoned/left alone for 15 minutes.
  4. Remember that being hogtied and unable to move for extended periods of time is not too fun or enjoyable, so please keep that in mind if you are going to force this RP on another player and consider keeping them involved in the RP and in dialogue.

PVP ROBBERY

  1. You must choose between robbing someone and killing someone, you can not do both (perma death is at the victim's discretion)
  2. You cannot kill a player if they comply with reasonable demands
  3. Demanding someone to give “Everything they own”, is not a reasonable demand
  4. You are not allowed to camp outside or inside of any legal job location that is marked on the map in attempts to rob players
  5. You are not allowed to camp outside of any menu for any store/clothing/stables/telegrams marked on map in attempts to rob players
  6. If you are part of a robbery (robber or robbee) you must follow ALL SERVER RULES
  7. You are not allowed to pocket wipe the people you are robbing
  8. You are not allowed to take everything but one thing
  9. If you rob somebody but leave food and water and a weapon to defend themselves then this does not count as a pocket wipe
  10. You may only steal the weapons that are visible on a person
  11. Putting guns/items/cash away to avoid having them stolen in an active encounter will be considered Power gaming

NLR (New Life Rule)

  1. If you hold E and respawn, you may not remember all details of what happened but you may remember slight details such as some clothing, a voice, or what horse they were riding.
  2. Do not engage in hostile RP within 30 minutes after respawning (holding E) with the same person/group that killed you.
  3. Engaging in hostile RP 15 minutes after a revive from a doctor will be considered as "Fail RP" as you will need to roleplay all wounds that were sustained.
  4. Being revived by a Doctor is not considered NLR.

PERMA

  1. No player can force another player to perma their character(s).
  2. When the player uses /me perma or /me no pulse and completes the RP scenario, they should logout and the character slot then must be deleted upon re-joining the server, or else it is considered "Fail RP".
  3. Transfer of any items or cash to another player before perma is considered "Power Gaming" and "Fail RP".

DUELS

  1. Duels that are initiated by both parties understand the loser of a duel will die and their characters will be perma'd
  2. Duels must have at least 1 doctor and 1 lawyer present at the start of the duel

REQUESTING HELP

Receiving help for in-game issues and technical issues can be done through Discord in one of the listed channels below, Not through general chat.

  • Create a Ticket
  • Discord Support
  • General Support
  • Redm Support

Defined Terms

  1. RL : Real Life
  2. IC:  In Character
  3. Perma : For role playing purposes, it refers to a Player character being killed in an RP/IC (Role-Play/In-Character) sense. This death of a character, if the Real Life (RL) player chooses, can be permanent, hence permadeath. The player should not log on as the character if they have declared this for that character

ALL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE SERVER GROWS/DEVELOPS