(Rules are also accessible in-game with F2)
OOC=Out of character
KTG=Koala Tea Gaming
This is Sydney New South Wales Australia- your RP should reflect that of what would happen in Australia. Why yes we understand this is a game some of the things that happen do not directly reflect Australian behaviour like constant robberies etc but we do ask that think about where the city is based when RPing.
We ask that you use your mouth hole instead of shooting each other constantly over hardly anything this is RP, not GTA online.
We are a public server that has whitelisted reserved for players & characters we feel add the most to our city & community, We do not have an application process. We have a team of people would meet fortnightly to discuss who they believe deserves whitelisting.
Whitelisting can be removed if any rule breaks occur.
Breaking any of these rules can result in Verbal's, Strikes, Temp bans or perm bans.
Key rules for KTG (Further explanation below in main rules)
-NO robbing players with less than 3 Police on (This includes lock picking vehicles)
-All Hospitals, Police stations & Fire stations are safe zones which means no hostile Rp at all.
-While Rping with friends in a voice call on the KTG server you must be in one of the many in-game coms channels in the KTG Discord, You must have the in game radio item in your inventory which can be purchased from the 24/7.
-We ask that you don’t rob new players & offer them as much help as possible.
-You may rob players at job sites players are not required to open their vehicles for you or give you the entirety of their inventory, They are asked to give you a small number of items.
Please note while all garages are not safe zones you are expected to not gather there and misbehave.
1.Respect – Do not be disrespectful. Use appropriate language, any form of racial, homophobic, sexist, discriminatory language, hate speech, bullying, cancer, suicide or sexually violent roleplay will not be tolerated.
-You are expected to uphold a respectful manner towards fellow community members within and outside of the server.
-It’s all about tone and the way you deliver what you are saying.
-DO NOT leak another person/s private information and DO NOT breach another person/s privacy.
-Koala Tea Gaming will not be held liable for your own personal actions towards another player or community.
-All major RP must be Admin approved if you require items or vehicles for your RP feel free to ask Admin.
-Streamers-Please be aware that a lot of people on this server stream and when you break character or break rules etc in front of them you put them in an awkward position be respectful of everyone and treat everyone as they were streaming their story to avoid this issue as a whole.
-No music is to be played through your mic in game in public areas like Legion or in your car, Streamers can be around you and you risk them losing their channel. Only place music can be played in a business where is makes sense music would be playing like any of the bars but if you do play music in the bars you must have someone on the door explaining to everyone entering that there is music playing and if they have eyes on then they should stay away from the DJ.
2.Communication – You MUST have a working microphone in order to play in this server. All forms of communication shall remain in English. This includes voice chat, Twitter & Discord.
-If you are in discord Rping with your friends your Rp comms are expected to be heard in-game just like the Police do with their radios. You are not to tell your friends where you are when in RP if they are not with you they are not involved.
-DO NOT contact a member of the staff team outside of the Discord.
-You MUST use /report or the appropriate Discord channels to communicate with a member of the staff or in-game players, Staff are expected to not reply to complaints, support requests or other personal messages regarding the server in their direct messages.
-You must be in KTG Discord when Rping with your group we have public Rp channels (If you need the channel limit changed create a ticket in support channel)
-When you are in KTG Discord RPing with your group your RP comms you are expected to be heard in-game just like the Police do with their radios. You are not to tell your friends where you are when in RP if they are not with you they are not involved.
-If using an Radio you must have the radio item (From 24/7) on you and MUST be in KTG discord coms. If you have your comms confiscated you must deafen so you are not sharing meta info.
-Koala Tea Gaming reserve the right to not provide feedback or retract strikes or bans from players.
-Any issues, concerns, feedback please use /support and create a support ticket
3.Staff – YOU MUST listen to staff at all times.
-DO NOT abuse them (Please remember they are here to RP as well).
-DO NOT use their time in the server to ask about OOC (Out of character) questions. -DO NOT pretend to be staff at any time.
-DO NOT private message developers, admin or moderators outside of the server discord about server issues
– you will need to place a support ticket in the appropriate discord channel. Any messages received will more than likely be ignored.
-Please understand while we appreciate you as civs wants to help protect the server can you please make sure you are reporting issues and not taking them into your own hands ie chasing someone down to kill them just to tell them they broke a rule is not helpful as you then broke one too.
-If you are unhappy with the treatment you received from the staff feel free to Dm Meow or create a support ticket.
4. Police Numbers/Emergency services
-You must not rob or steal from any player or player-owned vehicle when there is less than 3 police on duty. Please be mindful of new players in the city stealing from them when they are just starting out can be damaging for the server as a whole. (If this continues I will look at banning stealing from work zones)
-Ambo Hostage requires at least 6 Ambos on duty. -Police Hostage requires at least 6 Police on duty.
-Shooting Police and Ambos should be an absolute last resort option you should be taking into consideration how much trouble you would get in for potentially killing an Emergency services worker. The city requires Police officers to keep it running, To do a criminal activity you need Police. Find a way to advance your RP with Police where you don't need to kill them every time.
-Please wait 10 mins after a restart/crash to engage in any crim activity shootouts, robberies, kidnapping etc let the police get back into position. -Different robberies require a different number of Police needed you will need to find this out in RP.
-All Hospitals, Police stations & Fire stations are safe zones which means no hostile Rp at all.
-If you choose to steal an emergency vehicle or uniform it must be for a good reason that you have already thought out not just for fun. Uniform must be used that night for that RP and not again. Uniforms cannot be stolen from inside the Police station/hospital and must be taken off an alive officer/paramedic. Same goes for all Gang clothing items it must be taken off an alive member who you have held up or taken hostage. Must be used within 24 hours.
-Riots are not permitted unless Admin approved.
5. RDM – (Random Deathmatch is when you attack or kill another player without a reason or RP behind it).
-Attacking a player for no reason ie: punching someone without any RP interaction
-Shooting at a group of people without any interaction or reason is RDM
-When attacking someone please make it clear who you are and why you are attacking otherwise this looks like RDM.
6. VDM – (Vehicle Deathmatch is when you use your vehicle as a weapon against another player without any reason or RP behind it)
-Running over players without any RP is VDM
-Ramming your car into another players vehicle without any RP reason is VDM
7. Breaking Character – Will not be tolerated Please remain in character at all times (This includes Voice chat & Twitter).
-In character means you are acting as your character. You are in NSW taking it in through the eyes, ears & mind of your character, You are the character you created your behaviours interactions should reflect your character’s behaviour and mannerisms, not yourself personally.
-Out of character refers to responses to people as yourself. (This is breaking character and is considered FailRP).
-If you are involved in a scenario where the other party breaks character YOU MUST continue on to finish the RP & NOT break character yourself. Report when done.
-We have no OOC chat feature in our server so you will need to RP and find certain things out some things may be able to be asked in Koala Tea discord but most things will need to be found out in RP.Do not use Twitter just to ask a question OOC find an RP way to do it ie: “/twt Where can I get the best nuggets in town”.
8. Trolling – will not be tolerated in the following forms:
-Cop baiting- Intentionally drawing attention from Police because you are bored and want to have a police chase or shootout etc.
-Spamming music or voice in-game to annoy or distract other players.
-Traffic zones-These are placed down to stop or slow down traffic at an active Emergency situation this means to stop and wait till the scene is cleared or turn around and find another safe route these show as white circles on the map they are not there for you to see where “action” using them to interject into RP will see you receiving a strike. -Please do not force yourself into other players RP let it happen naturally ie: If someone is being dealt with by Police and you have no reason to be there do not interfere move on with your own RP away from the scene.
-Modding will see you instantly banned.
-Exploits – Please report these do not exploit them doing that will see disciplinary action. -Gang baiting- Gangs are generally feared would you go to known gang turf and annoy gang members I don’t think so. Driving past their turf constantly without any intention of RPing with them is seen as gang baiting.
9.Mature Content – 18+ content is used throughout the city.
Be respectful to community members, NO MEANS NO! ANY form of sexual harassment will not be tolerated. NO rape or overly erotic RP, NO RPing a person under 18, NO suicide RP, NO cancer or disabilities RP or other discriminatory RP. -You may play here if you are under 18 but we expect a level of respect and maturity for all of our players and the server as a whole.
10.Fear RP/Valuing Life – You must value your life and others at all times just like you would in real life.
-When faced with the threat of dying you should look at this as the same as real-life you are mortal you have one life gun to your head for your wallet you would hand it over.
-Taken hostage you need to do what they say your goal needs to be making it out alive.
-When taken hostage/arrested you must Rp as you have no coms if they are taken from you mute your discord and discontinue all coms. -You are not superman you cannot 4v1.
11.KTG life rules– No memory is lost unless you decide to add that to your RP.
-Do not use the term “DEAD” unless permaing your character
-If you are “knocked out” with zero Ambos on and you respawn at the hospital you must not re-enter that Rp for 1 hour. DO NOT come back to the scene this goes for Police as well.
-If knocked out and revived by Paramedics you must complete medical RP and go to the hospital (Paramedics are the only ones who can decide whether you go to the hospital or not ) and not rejoin the RP for one hour. This goes for Police too.
-Pronouncing yourself dead, If you pronounce yourself dead at a scene will are permanently killing off your character entirely your character will be wiped on the database.
-If you are killing off your character to try to avoid consequences this is classed as power gaming. Do not perma and pass items on to other characters or people (Refer to rule 15)
-Combat logging (logging out then back in) to avoid respawn timer will result in strikes. .
12. Role-Playing Injuries – Use common sense, role play your injuries as if you’d experience them in real life –Please be respectful.
-The health bar is not an indication of your injuries if you are shot 3 times but your health bar has not decreased this does not mean you are uninjured
-RP out your injuries whether it be laying down or crouching after a crash leaning against a wall or limping you MUST show signs of being hurt, our F3 Menu has a great selection of emotes to assist with your RP injuries, please use appropriately.
-If you are revived by a Paramedic please do not just walk off like you have finished the RP continues on explaining your injuries may be spending some time in the hospital, etc (Remember the emergency services want RP too)
-Wearing a bulletproof vest is not a way to avoid injury you must still RP out your injuries
-DO NOT combat log or alpha ambo to avoid waiting out the respawn timer or medical RP with the ambos.
-If you have a high-speed crash please do not just keep driving you would be hurt RP it out even if it’s just sitting on the side of the road for 5 mins.
13. Power Gaming – Using controlled RP, or extra functionality to gain advantages in RP.
-Using any form of motorbikes inside of a building (ie- using a motorbike in a store robbery)
-Using your friends as hostages is a no no its RP find a random RP it out. -Using V menu (F1) in any RP scenario is not acceptable ie: Switching seats in a police car while you are handcuffed.
-Using /me in a way that makes no sense in RP to gain control of the situation And ultimately win, ie: “/me breaks handcuffs.” Or “/me tears through rope ties to pull a hidden weapon.
-Using a known bug or issue in your advantage to win a scenario. (This includes emote use) Example being- A bike is bugged and is going much faster than its meant to be so you use it to get away from police. -Using knowledge of the rules to stop, avoid, or manipulate an RP.
-Driving a vehicle while cuffed. -/carrying while cuffed.
14. Meta-Gaming – Using the info you have gained out of character for an in-character benefit.
-Whether this is knowledge gained from a stream a discord call/message or a story from someone else OOC it was not learnt in-game so you must not use it to benefit your character
-Using a Twitch stream to find the streamer in-game.
-Calling for backup while being held at gunpoint without transmitting through in-game voice.
-Discord tags are not for you to use in-game if you know a person is apart of something purely because of discord tags this is meta-gaming.
-Using in-game coms channels to know who is in what group or a groups name or colour.
15. Exploiting – Using bugs, or additional features to obtain in-game perks, inventories, cash, etc…
-Transferring assets between characters.
-Using a job menu action in an inappropriate roleplay scenario. Example: mechanics repairing a vehicle while in pursuit.
-Duplicating weapons, cash and inventory.
-Using jump while running to gain a faster advantage.
16. Organisations – All organisations/gangs must be Admin approved. Please fill out a organisations/gangs application form on the website.
-You cannot just RP as a gang without approval from Meow.
17.Realistic Roleplay – Roleplay your scenarios as you would experience it out of the game.
-Keep your driving as realistic as possible ie: sports cars or road bikes do not go up mountains.
-All dirt bikes are NO LONGER to be used in bank robberies & heists
-Realistic injuries – if you are in an accident, roleplay your injuries. Fear of Life – You wouldn’t approach a known criminal or dangerous area -Meth cooking is to be done in an open area not in any form of tunnel or building. -Selling Police weapons will see you banned.
-If you see a door and it says locked but it looks open you need to RP the door as locked.
-If you find a building that is locked and you don't know what it is chances are its not for you to know so don't worry about that. Example Money washing. Hitman RP– Needs to be Admin approved please send a message to an Admin explaining why and wait for the ok, This will avoid the same person being targeted too often and means we know when it’s RDM or not.
-You must have a level of RP to your hits whether it be walking over to the body and /me Leaves a note on the body this was for John, Let’s the person know the RP with ”John” is over and it wasn’t RDM.
18.Ban System – Like most roleplay servers, we use a strike banning system. If you breach a rule you will receive 1 strike,3 strikes against your account you will be banned either temporarily or permanently. Temp bans can range from 1 day to 30 days. If you receive a strike, you will be notified by a moderator or admin. Please provide solid evidence if you think the strike needs to be reviewed, we do not provide our players with warnings as this is a serious roleplay server and most players should be expected to know the general rules and terminology around roleplay. You can apply for a ban appeal, however in some cases dependant on the severity of the ban applications can be automatically declined (eg. discrimination, admin abuse, sexual harassment/misconduct, etc…). You must be able to prove in your application that you are self-aware and understand the actions that lead up to your ban appeal Provide detail in as to why you were banned, and why think you should be unbanned You will need to have a good knowledge and understanding of our server rules You accept the terms and conditions under which that you are on a probationary period of 3 months. Koala Tea gaming reserve the right to not provide feedback or retract strikes or bans from players.
Ban appeals can be found on the website.
EXTRA THINGS TO KNOW –
-Whitelist – Whitelisted players are the face of the server, they are expected to uphold a respected and professional mannerism whilst playing and representing our community. If a whitelisted player is caught breaching any rule listed they will receive a strike or ban without warning. Respect the community, respect others and outsiders. Players must not abuse their whitelist privileges, as they can be taken faster than they are given. | Whitelist can only be obtained by the recruitment team, They offer WL to community members seen to create great RP, follow the rules at all times & be helpful to all people in the city/Discord.
-You need to have engaging roleplay and have upheld a respected and professional mannerism
-Apps on the website
-Concerns/Issues– Keep it out of game take it to discord, Bring to admins, keep it civil and make it a conversation, not an argument.
-Use Logical Thinking – Where do I get money out from? Where do I buy food? Well, where do you get money out from IRL?
-Be prepared to lose certain situations you may not always be in control and may lose this is life.
-Advertising – We are happy for you to share your Twitch or other social media platforms at your own expense. Just do not share your own server! Stick with koala Tea gaming content only.
-In-game ads are strictly for businesses.
-It is against FiveM TOS and KTG rules to sell/purchase anything in game for IRL money this will result in a perm ban no appeal, If you are willing to risk our server for your own financial gain you are not welcome here.
-Player run businesses gang affiliated or not are to be free of all hostile RP at all times no kidnapping/hostage taking drive by shooting no hostile RP at all. Conversations are fine nothing that can harm a civ or the business as a whole.
Player run businesses are not to be used as a place to hide to avoid RP this will be classed as power gaming. This includes KoalaTea Burgers as it is a RP job.
-Player wills-Must be organised with the character you are making the will for and with an in-game lawyer. These must be created a month (IRL) before your perma.
The cost (Lawyer fees, Car contracts) is to be covered by your character and all of the transfer of items must be done by the lawyer in game and not involve any dev assistance at all.
These rules are subject to change at any time.
Last updated 5th July 2020
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