You remain solely responsible for your account and IP address. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this website, any related services, its staff, and its subsidiaries.
Please remember that no legitimate source will ever ask for your username and password, ever. No staff member will ever ask for your password. It's highly encrypted and can not be accessed by the outside world. If you find a website or anyone asking for your account password then please contact any server staff as soon as possible.
Any attempts at troll-hacking, warping and other kinds of illegal modifications will result in an account suspension. This includes any modification which massively harms the players/server.
Any attempts at hacking or exploiting will result in an account suspension. These include game altering modifications which give you an advantage over another players. The following are not allowed:
Ban Evading means creating alternative accounts in order to continue playing whilst being banned. It is strictly prohibited, any attempts at ban-evading will result in an extension of your ban duration.
Deathmatching is the act of attacking other players without a realistic in-character reason such as out of character conflicts and disputes. For example:
You have 10 minutes only to kill a player if they have wronged you. For example, if a player has insulted you via SMS, you have 10 minutes to kill him or afterwards, it counts as deathmatch. The 10 minutes can be extended if you are actively chasing a player
This is when you take revenge and attack another player who has recently killed you. This is often abbreviated as "RK." If you are in a faction or a gang, you can not return to a scene where you have died to assault your killer(s). The only exception to this rule is gang wars (gang war still apply,) turf wars, crate island and bank robberies where you can return and participate as many times as you like.
This is when you use an aircraft such as a plane or helicopter as a weapon to damage/kill other players or intentionally ninja-jack them. Excessive vehicle ramming is when you use your vehicle (for example, a car or bike) to hit another player to paralyze, damage, or kill them. The only exception to this rule is if there is a roleplay reason (i.e. police chase).
Metagaming is the act of mixing out-of-character information with in-character information and having it influence your in-character decisions and actions. Examples:
Powergaming is the act of roleplaying unnatural situations or committing unrealistic actions, forcing roleplay on people without giving them a chance to affect the outcome, making up things that did not happen in order to influence others, and roleplaying things that are not possible in order to gain an unfair advantage. Examples:
Scamming is when you offer a service or product to another player for a price then once you receive the payment, you do not deliver your end of the deal, or vice-versa.
Robbing is when you force another player to give you something or you steal something from another player/ gang/ faction or group - this is often money.
Donation scamming is when you promise to purchase any item on our donation site for a player in exchange for money or any in-game item(s) and then not doing it.
Money farming is when a player creates multiple accounts to transfer the starting money onto another account. Paycheck farming is using a script or modification that makes the character active (not tabbed/ not AFK) in-game to gain paychecks. Auto-Job farming is using a script or modification that automatically completes jobs.
This is when someone sells their account or items either for things outside of the in-character realms or for Lawless Roleplay's in-game money. We believe it's in the best interest of the community and to protect the integrity of the server. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Misusing the advertisement channel (/ad) by the following means is disallowed:
Misusing the global channel (/g) by the following means is disallowed:
Misusing the newbie channel (/newb) by the following means is disallowed:
This is the repeated spamming of the same message or command excessively.
This is advertising another SA-MP server or community.
This is when a player tabs/AFKs/logs off to avoid being arrested before/during the arrest in a non-realistic way (e.g. leaving the game).
Releasing information that shouldn't be made public out of character is not allowed such as releasing real-life information, hitman/FBI identities, contracts, case files etc.
This is when a player knowingly does not report or hides information from an admin (i.e. failing to report a ban evader) or provides a false statement to admins.
All rules are designed to make sure gameplay is as enjoyable as it can be for all players. Just because something is not specifically mentioned in the rules does not mean it's allowed. If your actions harm others, the server, or the gameplay in general you can be punished at the discretion of an administrator. We expect you to use common sense!
Law enforcement agencies are expected to fully cooperate and communicate respectfully.
Corruption is when any faction member abuses their faction given commands, equipment or access to commit actions that are not within the faction's role in the server. This includes the use of faction-issued weapons while off-duty. The FBI is allowed to use their equipment while off-duty for undercover purposes only, but must wear their official uniform and badge shown when responding to a backup call.
Some examples of out-of-character corruption:
All out-of-character and abusive language that is not meant to be said in faction communication or broadcast channels is punishable. This includes department radio, news broadcasts and faction radios.
Factions have access to special vehicles with increased health or weapons such as a water cannon, machine gun, and rocket launcher. The following rules apply:
Law enforcement officers may not return to situations where they have died, even if a fellow law enforcement officer has requested backup. This rule doesn't apply to turf wars, bank robberies, crate island, or faction headquarters, where then they are permitted to return, however, if they return to the same location without one of these specific things happening and assault their killer(s), it will be considered revenge-killing.
Charge stacking is when a law enforcement officer presses the same charge against a player several times. For example, a player is wanted for reckless driving and another officer gives them a wanted level for reckless driving again. It is the responsibility of said law enforcement officer to make sure they are not charge-stacking (they can check a player's existing charges by using the MDC's civilian record check). Charge-stacking includes charging for offences that are inexistent in addition to pressing different charges that bear the same meaning.
Barricades must not be placed in an unrealistic manner, as they must obey laws of physics (no barricade in mid-air). Barricades must also not be used to completely block any governmental building's entry or exit points. They may also not be used in turfs or on crate island.
No leader-flag holders are allowed to invite ineligible players (such as faction banned players), or those who wish to join the respective faction with malicious and/or destructive plans (if the inviter knows beforehand.) Additionally, leaders and leader-flag holders are expected to have the utmost behaviour and to be role models for all other faction members. Moreover, leaders are not allowed to mislead their faction members into breaking any sort of server-wide rules. Members can create complaints against their leaders and in case a complaint is resolved in favour of the poster, the leader will be punished accordingly. This includes selling in-game positions for real-life money.
Factions must always be using proper uniforms when attending a turf war, the FBI must also discard any undercover attires and acquire an official one from their lockers.
Faction members are not allowed to confiscate (/take) items from a player's inventory unless that item has been used in a crime. This includes being seen using drugs, breath-tested and proved to have used drugs, or if the player's radio has been used to coordinate a crime.
Law enforcement factions must follow specific guidelines during an arrest, faction leaders may create their own procedures, however, they must satisfy multiple elements such as:
Members who take an interview of an applicant must roleplay the scenario of giving out a badge by the standards of light RP. This means that both sides must show this.
Every gang is able to kill other gang members on sight only if both of them have their bandanas and gang clothes on.
You are not allowed to camp outside an active turf to kill any enemy gang members (this includes nearby interiors such as houses, doors and businesses).
You are not allowed to sell or give away your gang slot or change the slotholder without permission from gang management.
This rule is a widely broad rule that can apply to multiple different scenarios. Leaders are always expected to act in the best interests of their gang. Examples of this rule includes but not limited to mass recruitment and mass purging. You are restricted from inviting players lower than level 2. Member limit for gangs is 100 per gang.
Sub-Gangs are secondary gangs that act as an academy or initiation stage to join the primary gang, or put simply two separate gangs that are ultimately part of one big gang, in other words one big gang that has divided itself into two smaller gangs.
Both faction members and gang members must abide by the following regulations:
Only law enforcement factions and gang members are allowed to participate in active turf wars.
Gang members can only attend a turf if the gang has a rank 5 or above actively online in-game and is attending the turf. On the other hand, faction members can only attend a turf if they have a rank 4 or above actively online in-game and attending the turf.
Gangs/ factions cannot participate in turf wars if they are not wearing official clothes or bandana/ badge. All gang and faction members must be wearing their team's clothing and have their bandana (via /bandana) or badge (via /badge) shown at all times during the turf war.
Law enforcement officers are not allowed to arrest gang members who are participating in an active turf. This also includes if the gang member respawns outside the turf boundaries after dying. Factions are also not allowed to arrest people for crimes committed inside an active turf boundary.
The only exception to this rule is if the gang member was wanted and being actively chased by law enforcement officers prior to the turf starting.
Gang and faction members can only engage whilst being inside the turf boundaries. However, if a gang/ faction member is engaged inside the turf boundaries and leaves then they can still be killed outside the turf boundaries while the turf is still under attack. Furthermore, you can also snipe into the turf boundaries as long as you have members inside the turf boundaries. In addition, lands cannot be used in a turf - this includes sniping from lands into a turf, hiding in a land in an active turf after engagement.
Both faction members and gang members must abide by the following regulations:
To keep the forums clean and appropriate for all who visit them, please follow the general guidelines below:
Please keep posts in their proper forums. Read the descriptions of each forum before posting. If we have to continually move your threads to the appropriate forum you will be warned and/or suspended.
If a certain category on the forums has its own rules, follow them accordingly.
Do not use our services (Forum, game server, and Discord) to sell IC products for OOC items such as cash. We do not allow people to sell accounts, cash and other OOC items such as Paysafecard for in-game money.
This is not permitted on LawlessRP.com. Any posts that we consider to breach this are subject to removal by our staff should we deem it appropriate to do so.
This is not permitted on LawlessRP.com apart from the NSFW forums. Any posts that we consider to breach this are subject to removal by our staff should we deem it appropriate to do so. The result will be swift, with no warnings, just an immediate ban.
No "warez" talk or anything relating to illegal distribution of copyrighted materials such as movies, games, illegal modifications, emulator ROMs, software, music, television programs, website designs, pictures, artwork, and so forth. Debating these issues is permitted, however directly incriminating yourself and your activities via your posts (whether using a link, or directly attaching or including it within the post) subject the post or thread to be removed or edited at any time for your protection, and ours.
Members who post their personal information do it at their own risk. This includes instant messaging accounts (skype, MSN, etc), emails, addresses, phone numbers and so on. Any member who decides to post the personal information of another member due to a personal vendetta will be subject to an immediate ban.
Promotional links with referral or affiliate IDs, etc. are forbidden and will be removed immediately. All personal website links can be added and displayed via your profile. Even in that area, the link(s) may be removed for any reason.
Spamming is not tolerated anywhere on this site, including (but not limited to) threads, posts, comments, conversations, profile posts, custom titles, status posts, etc. If you spam any area on this website your account is subject to suspension or a permanent ban.
This is when a member replies to a complaint with irrelevant posts. You are allowed to post in any complaint as long as you are directly involved or an administrator permitted you. We do not tolerate fights and the usage of inappropriate language between our players or staff. Your message will be deleted so please avoid facing such incidents in the future.
Note that your account's access may be limited based on these actions, these actions may also result in the removal of any moderation or special access. Ignoring our warnings and further posting may lead to a temporary suspension of your account.
In-Character (often abbreviated as IC) forums are supposed to be used only for in-character manners, posting out-of-character (often abbreviated as OOC) information such as speaking about admins, commands or real-life issues is prohibited. If you would like to reply out of character, please add '((' before your message and '))' after your message. Any posts that we consider to breach this are subject to removal by our staff should we deem it appropriate to do so.
All in-character forums are labelled with it's own set of rules.
All posts should be in English and not any other language on the forums except for Private Messages. Any posts that we consider to breach this are subject to removal by our staff should we deem it appropriate to do so.
Posting any content which includes links, URLs or images of hacks, websites, other servers, and recruiting for unofficial lawless gaming clans is against our rules. If you post any advertisements then your account is subject to suspension or a permanent ban.