Rules & Regulations
You must be able to understand and speak (type) English since we are a North America based server.
Rules are subject to change, be added to, or removed from.
1. Going Out of Character (OOC)
RP before OOC! Players are not allowed to go OOC for any reason unless being talked to by an admin. If you have an issue with how your RP is going, the best way to get a staff member is to create a ticket in the discord. If a staff member is available in-game, doing /report can get you assistance as well. Doing /report does not guarantee that you will get a staff member right then. Going OOC will not be tolerated and will be a minimal 24-hour ban.
Killing another player for little or no engaged roleplay is strictly forbidden. Deliberately attempting to start a fight with little to no reason is also not allowed. There will be absolutely no RDM or VDM, if a traffic accident has occurred while a player was hit by a car it needs to be roleplayed out with EMS and Police.
3. Downed & New Life Rule
Phase 1.(Fetal position / On your side) When in this phase you are considered knocked out/down, which means you're able to still speak and remember the general interaction that leads to you ending up on the ground. You still are required to act hurt as you have been injured.
* Only exception is being injured to the point where you would normally be "dead". ie. GSW to the head, falling from extreme heights, etc. you will be placed in phase 1, but should RP as if you are in Phase 2. NO verbal communication should be done, NO radio communication should be done. If EMS arrives on scene /me should be utilized to relay what your injuries are so they know how to conduct the scene. If EMS is unavailable for you to be transported another civilian/officer should transport you to the hospital for the subject to RP out their injuries and treatment.
Phase 2: (On your back / Fully bled out) When in this phase you are considered dead and are required to roleplay it as such. This means NO speaking or interacting with those around you. You are DEAD, no talking while DEAD. You will forget everything that happened within the past 20 minutes (i.e. how you died, who killed you, who you were with, and any general information that you learned, etc.). Once a friend or EMS brings you back to the hospital in this phase (or you respawn) you are required to do as such. FORGET EVERYTHING! Breaking this rule will result in disciplinary action.
If you are downed and removed from the scene by EMS/Fire, Police or taken to the hospital by another subject you are not allowed to return to the scene until the situation/scene is complete. If you are taken to the hospital and are unable to check-in you are still required to RP out the hospital admittance, (go lay in a hospital bed, we all know how long it really takes once you get into the hospital before you leave).
Powergaming is the act of using an in-game mechanic, any external information, or a roleplay concept to favor your own character or story, and give yourself an unfair or unrealistic advantage. (No running to teleportation markers to escape, such as running into your apartment or anywhere that is not accessible by others. This includes an example of doing a robbery, getting in a chase and running to a garage, and putting your vehicle away, if you are still in your original vehicle then there should be a 10 minute wait period to garage that vehicle.)
The act of using out-of-character/external information for in-game situations. This includes stream sniping, 3rd party VOIP applications (discord calls, TS for non-LEO), etc. Any information used from watching streams, typing/reading chat, etc. will be met with disciplinary action up to and including a ban from the server.
6. Offensive RP/Suicide RP/Combat Logging
Roleplaying any type of sexual assault such as any non-consensual touching, rape, etc. is not allowed and will result in an immediate ban. This type of behavior is unacceptable and a ban appeal will not be allowed. Suicide RP will not be accepted or tolerated. Logging off or forcibly re-spawning to avoid situations is not allowed. IF you have to log off but are in the middle of an RP situation, you will need acknowledgment from all parties involved. This includes police chases and/or medical scenes. If you know you do not have the time to complete a scenario, do not start it. If all parties involved do not agree that the scene should be ended and you log out it will be considered combat logging and be dealt with accordingly. Once you commit a crime you must wait ten minutes before logging out of the server.
7. Respect for the community
You should be respectful to other players and administrators. You should always keep in mind that whatever you do in-game, it should not infringe on others' capacity to enjoy the game. This means not sending angry or offensive OOC messages because of something that happened in the game. Do not argue with an administrator because you disagree with a ruling, fill out a ticket to deal with the issue privately. NO TROLLING players, members, police, admin, etc.
8. Administrator Instructions/Rulings
Administrator instructions or rulings are final and non-negotiable. If an administrator's ruling seems to have been made in error the dispute should be handled outside the game via discord by creating a ticket.
9. Game Modifications
You are not permitted to use a modification that grants you an advantage on the server. DO NOT install game mods that alter vehicle handling, performance, or that can gain you any type of advantage over others. Cheats, mods, plugins, scripts, cross-hairs, or any third-party additions will get you banned if you are caught cheating.
10. Zero-Tolerance Rule
TARP has a ZERO tolerance for sexual misconduct of any nature. Rape scenes of any nature are PROHIBITED, even with consent from other players. Sexual harassment of any degree at any time will be handled accordingly. Zero warnings will be given for violating this rule!
Roleplaying sexual assault (such as non-consensual touching, rape, etc.) is not allowed and will result in an immediate ban. This also applies verbally, do not joke or mock sexual harassment/assault. We do not tolerate this behavior and a ban appeal will not be allowed.
Racial Slurs, Sexual Harassment, Derogatory Statements, Sexist comments, Transphobic/Homophobic terms towards others are NOT allowed. We do not take these situations lightly.
11. Exploiting Bugs
At no time are you allowed to exploit bugs in-game for personal gain. You are required to report a bug if you find one.
12. Interactions between your characters
Your personal characters cannot know each other from an in-character perspective. You are also not allowed to interact between the two characters ie. transferring money or any other assets between your characters or using a third-party "friend" to transfer items between your characters. If this is discovered those items will be deleted from your inventory and you will be banned immediately.
13. Robbing Players
When robbing another player, you are only able to take what they currently have in their inventory. This means that you cannot request bank transfers or force them to sell their car(s), nor are you allowed to take items from someone else's apartment. In the instance that you are robbing/trying to kidnap a player, you cannot kill that player unless they outright refuse to comply, provide resistance, or provoke you to inflict harm.
14. Circumventing a Ban
While you are banned from the server, TeamSpeak, and/or Discord you are not allowed to register another account or use an alternate account until the ban period has expired. Otherwise, your other account may also be banned and your original ban extended. Dispute bans in the discord by creating a ticket.
15. Healing in a situation
All citizens are not allowed to use any healing items/add armor during a situation where their life is in immediate danger. An example is during a gunfight, that is considered unrealistic roleplay.
16. Exploiting Scripts/GTA V Mechanics
Knowingly exploiting the script and/or the GTA V engine in order to gain an advantage is not allowed. This includes abusing the physics of GTA V in order to do unrealistic things such as ramping cars off cliffs and continuing to flee.
17. Failure to Roleplay/Unrealistic RP
Failing to roleplay is strictly forbidden. Tarp is a more realistic roleplay server, you are expected to be roleplaying at all times. If a situation presents itself where rules are broken, roleplay first, report later. Abusing in-game physics or mechanics to gain an edge over another player will result in punishment. You are expected to use script features to assist in roleplay. DO NOT continuously type in OOC chat while another player is trying to roleplay with you.
18. Lying to a staff member
Do not lie to a staff member about anything related to TARP RP. This includes in-game matters, discord, TeamSpeak, or any other entity relating to or belonging to TARP RP. Do not lie in a report or ticket regarding anything, attempting to mislead a staff member by creating a fallacy simply to gain an advantage or abuse OOC mediums such as vehicle teleports or asset refunds or falsify videos, screenshots, recording, or other pieces of evidence in refund requests, player complaints, staff complaints, or any other OOC reporting method.
19. AFK/Money Farming
Do not go AFK on the server for any longer than 15 minutes, log out and return when you are ready to play. If you are observed AFK for longer than 15 minutes you will be kicked from the server at that time and can relog when you are ready to do so.
20. Safe Zones
Safe Zones must be crime-free. It is FailRP to run away from a crime and enter a safe zone. If the RP begins outside of the safe zone and is brought into the safe zone you may continue the criminal RP, however, it must be realistic.
*Spawn Locations/Vehicle Garages
*Outside of Prison, NO camping outside the prison waiting for someone to get out to get them back. Find them on the streets!
21. Impersonating Emergency Personnel/Federally Protected Vehicles/Personnel
The following are prohibited actions:
-Impersonating emergency personnel
-Stealing of Police/EMS/Fire vehicles
-Stealing from EMS/Fire vehicles
-Kidnapping, Killing, Robbing or holding hostage EMS/Fire employees
22. Robbery Rules
Robbers can not take a friend(s) hostage, one of the robbers cannot pose as a hostage or have a fake hostage. The Robbers must go out and find a random person and take them hostage, for these scenarios. The hostage must be on the scene with the robbers. If a ransom is being requested in exchange for the hostage, the hostage MUST be exchanged for the money.
**2 hostage limit on all scenes**
Robbers- your scene must be set up before starting the robbery. You can not start the robbery and then add people to it or show up later with the hostage. You MUST have a backpack/or bag on your person while conducting the robbery, this "shows" in RP where you are putting the items you are stealing. Also as a "robber", this is where you will be "storing" your AR-type rifles.
Everyone will set their voice to shout while discussing the negotiations. (Cops and Robbers)
Taking the hostage with you after the crime is committed is not allowed, a hostage will not be allowed to leave the scene of a robbery. Law Enforcement will take action to prevent the hostage from being taken from the scene.
Robbers can ask for up to 3 different demands during negotiations (cops not pursuing and taking the hostage from the scene is not an option), Officers will choose 2 of the 3 demands to comply with.
No more than 4 robbers on the scene of a robbery. Law enforcement will begin conducting the +2 Rule. 4 robbers=6 officers, if Air 1 is utilized that will be considered 1 officer which will result in 5 officers on the scene in patrol vehicles.
*Only exception is the Pacific Standard Bank Heist or Gang War. In these instances, you will be allowed a max of 6 with cops remaining at +2 with 8.
23. Cop Baiting
No cop baiting. Do not purposefully try and get police attention on you by doing things you would not do with an Officer near you. This includes burning out in the middle of intersections, purposefully revving your motor at lights to bait a pullover/chase, purposely committing traffic violations in the vicinity of police.
24. EMS Authority over Respawn/EMS Custody
When EMS is on duty, do not respawn without permission. When you are revived, you are in medical custody until the medic clears you. You cannot immediately run after someone for revenge, you are injured ie. if you are stabbed multiple times in the legs and you just got patched up, there is no way you can run normally right then. Again it must be RP'd.
25. Cop Minimum for Kidnapping
If you plan to kidnap a civilian, there must be at least 4 officers on-duty. There needs to be a minimum of 7 officers on duty for an Officer to be taken hostage/kidnapped.
26. Police Mistreatment and Appeal
If you feel you have been mistreated in a police situation, do not police the police. Use the proper channels (ie. speak to a supervisor, fill out a complaint form for that specific agency). Do not contact an admin unless the officer is clearly breaking a server rule. Take abuse of power as in character and report it as you see fit.
RDM (Random Deathmatch): killing/attempting to kill without intent and roleplay. VDM (Vehicle deathmatch): using a vehicle to kill/attempt to kill without intent or roleplay. KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE A ROLEPLAY SERVER. Deadly action needs to be roleplayed. Killing on sight is not allowed as it could be seen as a form of RDM.
28. Fear RP
For example, if you are alone in an alleyway and 4 gang members hold you at gunpoint and you cannot escape without dying, you must follow FearRP. The average person would follow their demands as they are helpless in a situation of such, you wouldn't just walk away.
-If you are already in your car and someone pulls a gun on you, it is acceptable to speed away. At this time you are taking a chance on being shot/shot at.
-If the cop/suspect informs you to not touch the radio/phone this includes hitting your panic button you should comply or die.
The administration team may choose to give your character a Death Penalty if you are considered a repeat offender of deadly crimes.
A player may decide to perm-death one of their characters. No player will be forced to perm-death a character, except as described above.
1. If a player decides to do a perm-death, they must be declared dead by any on-duty EMS, use the "/me" command to inform the EMS of your intentions when they arrive on the scene.
30. Vigilante/Superhero/Sniping RP
Vigilante/Superhero RP is not allowed. You are not Spider-Man, John Wick, Jason Bourne, Daredevil, etc. Your character is a human and should be RP'd as such. There are no Chris Kyle's in the city.
31. Server Restart
A mandatory minimum of 10 Minutes is required to pass after server restart before any crimes should be committed. This will allow all individuals time to adapt after a server restart and get prepared for any and all crime or interactions taking place within the city. All Crimes should cease 10 Minutes prior to server reset as well, this will help with getting all of our scenes wrapped up. If a non-scheduled server reset takes place all players within a scene are required to go back to that location and finish RP'ing their scene out. If you need to spawn at a garage to get a specific vehicle out to complete the scene do so and try and let the other individuals taking part in that scene know. This would be one of the only scenarios where typing something in Discord in General Chat would be acceptable about gameplay.
32. Targeting Emergency Services
Directly targeting Emergency Services with little to no reason should be avoided. Having a reason to try and avoid arrest could be a valid reason to resist arrest for example. Unjustifiable actions committed against Emergency Services can result in disciplinary action.
33. Torture RP
While Torture RP is allowed it must be done within reason and the victim must be allowed to continue to RP after the scenario with all body parts still functional and intact if they so choose to do so. They can keep any deformities left from the RP if they wish. SEXUAL ACTS ARE NOT ALLOWED. (If you did not consent or withdraw consent and the action continues, then open a ticket)
34. Camping Illicit Areas
Camping illicit spots: Intentionally sitting on high traffic areas that lead to illicit spots (drug areas, job areas, money washing, etc.) is not allowed for the reasons of robbing individuals. Cops are also not allowed to camp drug areas for the sole purpose of making a traffic stop and busting the subject leaving the drug area. Officers are allowed to conduct surveillance to help build a bigger case.