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LighthouseStudios Rules

Last updated by Chuck

Date: 7/25/17



General Rules

You must comply with staff in a support case if demanded.
Support cases are to be kept private. Failure to do so will result in warning points (Excluding Staff members).
Streamers are not to be pulled out of TFR if actively streaming, (Unless you have permission from EMT) If you have valid proof you will get compensation. The streamer will be dealt with later.
If you receive or find obscene amounts of money, you must collect evidence of how you got it in case you are flagged up by the anti-cheat.
Compensation must be in the form of a video or screenshot evidence (Has to be timestamped or provide proof of Date and Time.)
You may not witch hunt people (Get them in trouble just because they got you in trouble) - Staff's discretion.
Entering Debug Zone Will not be accepted and will result in points for Fail RP
Do not dupe or exploit. Please report all exploits and bugs to the staff team.
Cops and Civilians must have a valid roleplay reason to raid someone's house.
Excessive harassment of streamers will result in a 3-day ban. This could be continuously saying their name or follow them around.
Racism in-game (Whether within roleplay or not) is never acceptable




Random Deathmatch (RDM) and Initiation Rules

You may not kill anyone unless valid initiation has been made.
Initiation roleplay lasts for 10 minutes; anything over the period will have to be re-initiated. 
To initiate you must have a visible firearm out, and use it in a threatening manner (You must also have a roleplay reason to initiate)
You must be outside your vehicle to initiate
Sirens do not count as initiation
To initiate as a group, you must be wearing the same clothing as your other party members. (I.E, Uniform, Vests and Backpack)
You must vocally initiate before causing harm 
You must give a minimum of 10 seconds for someone to comply with your reasonable demands unless they are clearly not complying with the demands set out to them.
You may not rob or initiate on those involved in a head-on collision; cops don't apply to this rule
If you have previously been killed and revived within a 10 minute period, the previous initiation has ended.
When you initiate on the police, it does not mean you initiate on the entire cop force as this is a random deathmatch. The initiation would only be towards the cops involved in the situation or on those that arrive as backup.
You are not allowed to initiate on moving vehicles going over 50mph
Shit talking is KOS, so be smart about what you say
 



Vehicle Deathmatch (VDM)

You may not purposely VDM someone unless they are blocking the road.
D-Sync ramming is allowed.



Metagaming/Powergaming

You must not use any type of third party communication while in-game
Do not create invisible items such as knives or putting guns to a driver's head while driving. Only use the mechanics that are already in the game. (Excluding feet shackles.)
You must find out a player's name through RP reasons, not through the keychain method.
You must know the location of gang bases and drug dealers through roleplay reasons.
You must not pretend to lose your car keys if forced to hand them over as this is power gaming.

 

New Life Rule

NLR (New Life Rule) means when you die you forget the events what led up to your death.
Donate go back to the place where you died and seek revenge on the person who killed you. This will be considered revenge
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Once you've been picked up by a medic, you may not return to combat unless under direct threat.
If you have been picked up by a medic, you can remember your previous life.

 

Gang Rules

There can only be one o leader of a gang
Gangs must only have a maximum of 16 on their roster
You can only patrol with a maximum of 6 people.
Gangs must have a roster that EMT can easily see which must be provided in one their gang channels.
Community managers + have the authority to remove any gang if issues are continuously occurring.
Gangs must not set up an internal payment system in which members pay for promotions etc. If gang members wish to contribute towards the gang
Selling your gang is not permitted under any circumstances
You may patrol with fellow gangs; however, you may not exceed more than ten players rolling around together in any circumstance.
After receiving two gang strikes, the leader must remove those who caused the strikes to come into place. Refusing to do so will result in removal of the gang.
Gang Strikes are issued upon EMT Discretion.



Roleplay Rules

Never break character ever: Breaking character will destroy the roleplay for you and everyone else.
You cannot use information that you found out of the game without the use of roleplay.
You cannot go out of character and tell people they are breaking the rules. Take it to support.
You can only shackle someone's feet after restraining them
You must always value your life. If a gun is held to your head, you must do as the weapon holder says.
You must connect to our server with a FULL roleplay name; this means there must be a first name and a surname. Your roleplay name must not be offensive or inappropriate.
Jumping into or out of a vehicle while it is unlocked counts as fail RP. This includes if you are restrained and have been put in a vehicle
You must not purposely bait cops. For example, you must not deliberately drive in and out of the police HQ to have an officer initiate on you.Â= 
You must have a valid reason to rob/kill/kidnap an officer. (Valid reasons stated below)
- The police have a fellow gang member in restraints.
- You are evading the police with possession of illegal narcotics. (Must provide proof)
- To gain access to the evidence locker room at DOC (Sgt+)
- You are currently in an active gunfight with the officers involved. (These are just examples)
You cannot knock out in a gunfight (unless using a riot shield)
You must have a reason to evade the police. (Illegal weapons, drugs etc.)
You must wait 2 seconds after initiating before knocking someone out.


Green Zone Rules

What is a Green Zone?!?!

Police Rules

Officers must try their best to roleplay even when civilians are in jail and must not just restrict them to their cells unless having a good reason.
Officers can only restrain civilians if they;
 - Have their hands on their head
 - On the floor
 - Knocked out or tazed.
You must never issue or sell weapons/items/vehicles to civilians.
Police must not close the bank vault until all members of the bank robbery and been killed or restrained.
Police have the authorisation to engage suspicious helicopters/planes flying in restricted airspaces if they are not contactable
Cops can CPR dead prisoners or people in custody who have been killed at DOC. 
If Police offers free passage they have to honor it, they cannot begin to shoot after free passage has been given. However, they are able to chase after the suspects once the hostage has been secured and engage in combat later on in the 10-80.


EMS Rules

At no point can you claim to a medic that you have double tapped someone. Medics can judge someone whether they can be revived or not. 
Medics are not to be in possession of a firearm.
If the civilian is being sent to prison while in medical custody, you must ask the police officer to escort you to the hospital. (Driving away on purpose will result in points)
You must never issue or sell items/vehicles to civilians.
Medics are not allowed to kill or robbed or taken hostage.
Killing medics will result in warning points unless you have warned them off and they are combat reviving.
Refusing medical custody when revived by a medic, is failRP
Going AFK while on as a medic to gain money will result in removal from EMS


Civilian Rules

After robbing a person, you must wait 15 minutes before you can rob the same individual again.
The 911 dispatch feature may only 
be used for roleplay reasons (e.g., announce you are being robbed).
Wearing LMS clothes is allowed, and weapons can be taken except tazer
You cannot use the tow truck to destroy any vehicle.


Combat Logging

Logging out during, after or to avoid a combat situation is not acceptable unless you have direct permission from a member of the Senior Management Team.
You must wait for the full death timer and respawn before you log off.
Only EMT can authorize a combat log.
Combat Logging will result in a 24-hour ban.



Major Crimes

No major crimes are permitted to happen within 30 minutes of a server restart
Major crimes consist off;
- Hostage Negotiations
- Federal Reserve   
- Bank Robbery
- Attack on DOC
You must not interfere unless you are part a major crime
You must have an SGT+ in the Police Department as a hostage to be granted access to the evidence locker
Once negotiations are called off, allow 10 seconds for each negotiator to get into adequate cover before exchanging gunfire.
SWAT/Five-0 have the ability to shoot without calling negotiations off, but the hostage's life must not be in direct danger, (Hostage takers have a gun pointed directly at the hostage.) If they put the hostage's life at risk, it will count as Fail RP!
You cannot call off negotiations through a text message.
You must always attempt negotiations.
You may not commit a major crime with less than three cops online.
Civilians are permitted to have a maximum of 2 snipers when doing federal reserve.
During negotiations for Federal Reserve, you must announce whether you have snipers outside

 
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