Survival Roleplay Server Rules
We don't like to enforce many rules, we want our players to be free to enjoy the experience and do what they like. However, we do have to enforce just a short list of rules to ensure the roleplay aspect of the servers remains in play!
What is KOS?
KOS, or "kill on sight", is the act of killing another player for no apparent reason and in a non-roleplay fashion. KOS is absolutely not allowed on our servers. This doesn't mean players can't kill each other though- whether its part of a fitting roleplay scenario, a robbery gone wrong or a retaliation to PVP instigation, there's plenty of times killing another player is ok.
When is KOS ok?
There are only 3 places where KOS is completely allowed with no limits on our servers:
-The dedicated KOS Zone, usually marked on the map and/or regioned with warnings.
-Any active base/base raid (This does not include random or clearly heavily abandoned structures, they do not count as bases)
-Any active airdrop location and vehicle event location.
Where can KOS be used in Roleplay?
It would not be considered KOS if there is a fair warning and a motive.
For example: Jack warns Rick that if they don't drop their gear within 10 seconds, they will be shot. Rick refuses and is shot by Jack.
For example 2: Simon steals Teds car, Ted retaliates by chasing the car and shooting Simon.
It would also not be considered KOS if it is part of a fitting roleplay scenario.
For example: if a player has been captured by a group and refuses to give up some information so the group decide to execute him.
This would be fair and within the rules because the victim knowingly had a choice to give up the information and live or to refuse and be killed, and in a roleplay fashion chose the latter.
In the event of another player instigating hostility, retaliation is absolutely fine. In other words, if somebody attempts to rob you or KOS/shoot at you or your vehicle, it is perfectly acceptable to retaliate and attempt to kill them before they can you.
Revenge KOS, the act of KOSing someone as revenge outside of KOS Zones, if done with no motive or RP context, is considered against the rules.
However there is only 1 form of Revenge KOS that is allowed
Robbery/indecent scenes become fair game for all parties involved until everybody has moved on, just like how it works in Airdrop scenarios. This means if you are robbed/killed at a location, you can travel back to the location and KOS your attacker if they are still there as a form of revenge. This does not mean you can KOS your attacker outside of the location of the incident.
Note: Automatic systems such as Sentries are the players responsibility and act on behalf of the player.
What are SafeZones?
We have safezones set up on our servers, these places are a hostile-free place for players to converse, trade and run shops. When inside the safezone, players have godmode and cannot be harmed.
We have a few rules in place to help these safezones continue to be a central place for players to visit.
Safezone Grief and Abuse
-You may not camp outside the safezone and wait for players to leave to KOS/rob/act hostile towards them.
-Similarly, you may also not camp inside the safezone and attempt to kill other players who are outside the safezone.
-You may not grief the safezone. This is includes things such as destroying, carjacking or stealing players vehicles, or If you have building permissions, placing unwanted buildables and structures.
-Spamming of guns, microphones and stereos is also considered grief- so please don't do that.
-It is not recommended to build near Safezones. Large structures that cause lag to the safezone will be removed.
Vehicles in Safezones
-You may not leave your vehicles in the safezone while you are offline (Vehicles left in the safezone while the owner is offline will be destroyed immediately).
-as stated above, you must leave others' vehicles be
-It is appreciated if vehicles that are parked in the safezone are not obstructing roads or shops.
Shop Owner Rules
Owning a shop in the safezone is a responsibility trusted of you by the staff team. We have a few rules to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
-Shop owners must not build anywhere in the safezone that isn't part of their shop unless given permission.
-Shop storage is limited to different shop sizes, which are listed in-game at the safezone. Additional decorational items are expected to be provided by the player. Admins will only provide storage.
-Shop owners must not add additional storage that exceeds the limit for their shop (decor and furniture is fine)
-Shop owners are expected to use their shop as a shop and not a base to store personal belongings. They are also expected to keep to their general theme chose when applying.
-Shop owners are expected to be active in their shop. Inactive shops will be removed.
Combat logging, or TP logging is the act of disconnecting or teleporting away in the middle of a gunfight or altercation to avoid being killed or being at a disadvantage. We do not tolerate Combat Logging on our servers.
Roleplay and Fail RP
What is Fail RP?
Fail RP, or Fail Roleplay, is when a player does something to disrupt the current roleplay scenario they are a part of.
Our Fail RP rules are very simple as not to over complicate things.
To ensure everybody has a good experience, we'd recommend following these short roleplay guidelines.
When part of a roleplay scenario, please do not purposefully disrupt the experience. It's quite difficult to do this, so don't worry about accidentally doing it.
Every RP scenario is different, but doing things like teleporting away from a situation (For example when you are captured) or disconnecting purposefully is considered FailRP
Of course if you know you're the victim of FailRP (such as being captured and forgotten about), these rules don't apply
Please note these guidlines only apply when in a roleplay situation, not in general play.
When in roleplay scenarios, we'd recommend following a NLR (New Life Rule)
All our New Life Rule asks is that if you are killed in a roleplay scenario, it's best not to go back to where you were killed for a while (or until the roleplay scenario has ended)
This just ensures everyone else has a good experience.
Again, these guidelines ONLY apply for roleplay scenarios, you don't have to worry about any of this in general play/pvp.
Hacking, Alting, Ban Evading
Of course, stating the obvious:
using cheats, hacks, scripts or any third party software to gain an unfair advantage is against the rules.
If you're banned and are caught trying to evade your ban by using alternate accounts, VPN's or hardware ID changers, your chance to appeal a ban on any of your accounts will become void.
Ban by association:
If you are found knowingly assisting, being assisted by or teaming & playing with a player who is alting and/or hacking, you may receive a ban because of obvious association.
Harassment & Bullying
We want everybody to be able to have an enjoyable and friendly experience within this community, but giving people freedom is also important.
We'd like to enforce bans on those cases where somebody is the victim of clear targeted harassment. This includes examples of excessive abuse, racism, discrimination & bullying.
We want to make it clear that this rule is only in regard to obvious bullying. Players don't have to worry about small comments, banter between friends and jokes/sarcasm.
Above all, there will always be gray areas regarding the rules, this is where the simple knowledge of common sense comes in, use it to determine whats best for a situation you're unsure of. Better yet, if you think doing something might be against the rules, it probably is- ask around preferably to staff members if you are unsure of anything.
Please note that every situation is different, and every admin's judgement is different- some admins may be stricter than others. If you feel you were unjustifiably banned or would like a platform to discuss your ban and get your side and points across, visit the ban appeals section of the forum.