Mafia Town Roleplay – General Rules – Roleplay
Rules & Explanation
As community members it’s expected that players will treat each other with common decency, everyone in this community should feel welcome as we try to promote a positive environment . No matter what background someone comes from, any form of out-of-character discrimination is forbidden and can result in a community ban if severe enough.
If asked to not use certain words that are generally considered offensive or inappropriate in an OOC chat, for any reason and in any form (i.e. voice, text, RP, etc.) then you must stop using them immediately.
Not Here for Roleplay
Here at Mafia Town Roleplay we discourage Player-versus-Player, Play-To-Win and ruleplaying environments where if the actions that individuals take are not for the benefit of roleplay they may be subject to a punishment for Not Here to Roleplay. Players are expected to be taking actions that are for the benefit of the roleplay environment at all times.
Players who repeatedly bug abuse for personal gain are subject to Not Here for Roleplay and will face punishment.
Players that show an excessive Play-To-Win, Player-versus-Player or ruleplaying mentality will be subject to review pending a punishment for Not Here to Roleplay.
The punishment for not being here for roleplay, is a permanent ban, where the individual is subject to an appeal process in order to mend the behavior they’re exhibiting within the environment where it can be reformed to benefit the roleplay environment. As well as to clear up any miscommunications, misunderstandings or misrepresentations about their roleplay. But only through the appeal process are they able to be unbanned.
If the individual has been banned three times for Not Here To Roleplay, they are subject to a three month cooldown before they can appeal again.
Administrative Discretion and Intention of the Rules
This gives Moderators the ability to punish players for offenses not listed in the rules when a community member’s actions or general conduct creates a negative playing experience for another player and/or is detrimental to the realistic roleplaying quality we’re trying to create on this server.. This ruling or punishment must be approved by a Senior Moderator.
For example if a community member is seen harming the roleplay environment, or not living up to the quality or expectations of the environment the Staff Team will work to direct the community member to change their roleplay to better fit the server environment and quality. This will also involve a punishment for breaking a rule, even though it’s not a written example.
It is impossible for us to list every example or variation of the rules. It’s also impossible to word everything perfectly. Players are expected to understand the intent of the rules and not attempt to “toe the line” or use loopholes to get around the intent of the rule. Any community member abusing loopholes within Community Guidelines is subject to severe punishment.
In situations where you believe this rule was mis-applied please open a Staff Complaint.
Committing actions or assisting with the committing of actions that break, lesser, or fracture roleplay is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. These actions include the following:
Killing or attempting to kill a player without a valid roleplay reason is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. In cases where a player is killing FOR another player (e.g. orders, a hit) the burden of ensuring valid roleplay reason exists lies on the tasking player and not the one carrying it out. In these cases, players should ensure they are obtaining evidence of being tasked with killing another player and by who. The following are examples of killing another player that are NOT valid reasons:
It is expected that all individuals of Mafia Town Roleplay attempt to contribute to scenario building. There should always be a great deal of consideration before another individual’s life is taken. Ensure the reasons you have for killing another player are reasonable. We want to avoid the “Dude hit on my girl” situations, as these will not be tolerated.
During a turf take, non-official gangs are NOT allowed to partake in the turf situation to any capacity. In a similar vein, gangs involved in the turf take are not allowed to “recruit members” just to participate or facilitate an easier capture of the turf.
During the turf take, if you are involved in a fight or “skirmish” and are taken to MD for recovery, you are not allowed to return for a whole hour after you have fully recovered. People who have been PK’d or utilize /respawn are considered RPly “dead” for the rest of the duration of the take, and are not allowed to return at all
Players are prohibited from purposefully using their vehicle to physically harm another player unless your character’s life is actively in danger and you are attempting to flee, the only way out being to run someone over.
Gangs & Gang HQ’s
If you are wanting to initiate RP involving hostile actions towards an Official Gang HQ, you must request Moderator+ approval.
Combat Roleplay Situations (Powergaming Violation)
In the case of server crashes or restarts, ongoing roleplay scenarios that were interrupted are considered completed with the exception of:
In cases of the above, the situation prior to the server crash is paused for 10-minutes once the server is back online unless all parties involved rejoin the scenario. Any individual that does not rejoin the scenario will be considered in violation of this policy. Any individual that is unable to re-join a scenario must make a reasonable attempt to notify those involved through Discord within the #Mafia Town Roleplay-general channel within 10-minutes. Players that are finished off via sufficient roleplay (those in a downed state where roleplay was completed to consider them under NLR) may not rejoin the situation as this would be a violation of the Revenge Killing rule. If for any reason the players who were finished off are no longer in a downed state they are required to leave the situation and the New Life Rule is in effect. Players in a downed state but not finished off (NLR) must resume roleplay and are considered downed.
With the exception of the provided examples, involved players may agree to restart or continue the roleplay situations but are under no obligation to do so. Any roleplay done is considered null and void if it is not restarted or continued.
General Roleplay Situations (Combat Logging Violation)
During individual player crashes, roleplay is to be paused if possible for a maximum of 10-minutes per our combat logging rule. If a player does not or is unable to re-join during that duration, involved players on the opposing party (individuals not associated with the player that crashed) have the ability to terminate roleplay unless in situations where:
The party of the disconnected/crashed player agrees to proceed without the disconnected player (Example: Two gangs involved in a robbery, a player from gang A crashes, all members of gang A agree to proceed without them. Gang B must continue the roleplay.)
If roleplay is able to be continued, involved players must reasonably attempt to roll back to positions and circumstances of how the roleplay scenario was prior to the crash. No individuals may prematurely resume roleplay unless specifically directed by a Staff Member.
In situations where assets were lost (Weapons, Cash, Drugs, Vehicles, etc) the individual who lost the items must submit an Administrative Request on the forums. Staff Members in-game do not have the ability to issue refunds. In cases where assets are not lost, but positions or values are rolled back due to the crash players must attempt to continue roleplay. You may not contact staff to have assets moved after a crash.
In-game Microphone Usage
Our goal is to provide the most immersive environment obtainable through Grand Theft Auto V, we believe that microphone regulations will assist us in our goal.
Killing On Sight
Killing or attempting to kill another player or their pet without valid initiation or without allowing sufficient time to respond to demands/roleplay.
When initiating on a person, there must be a weapon present and visible. This will give the player a chance to flee/defend themselves. If a weapon is drawn and aimed, A player must fear for their life. When initiating this should always include demand and a threat, such as:
When initiating on a vehicle you must have a gun drawn and aimed at the vehicle while on foot.
Examples of situations during which it is valid to initiate on a vehicle are:
The following examples would be considered invalid initiation or demands:
Valid initiation is not granted to every character in a situation unless they are significantly involved and contributing. In cases where a player is ordered to shoot in a situation prior to initiation being met the ordering player is held liable and evidence must be provided showing this.
It is expected that all individuals of Mafia Town Roleplay add to the overall immersion and character building. Valid initiation is required at all times prior to killing or attempting to kill another player. The requirement for valid initiation is considered waived in situations fitting at least one of the following criteria:
This allowance for lack of valid initiation ends once the situation is no longer active. Interruptions greater than 5 minutes will require valid initiation to be done upon the re-initiation of a roleplay.
Roleplaying an action that is unrealistic, forcing action on another player, or enacting certain play-to-win tactics. You are required to give all players a sufficient amount of time to respond to roleplay, and in return, all players are expected to respond to roleplay in a timely manner. Powergaming includes, but is not limited to:
Running into a lockable structure to evade a chase from a rival gang or legal entity will automatically allow the opposing party to raid your structure.Call Staff to unlock the structure. If no staff are present, the evading party must unlock the door or face a powergaming punishment.
Entering a structure and locking it and then logging out will be considered combat logging and punished accordingly.
Mixing of out-of-character information or information obtained out-of-character, in-character, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. You may ask individuals to get online, but you may not state the purpose. Getting in-game after hearing of a situation out-of-character for the purpose of getting involved is also prohibited.
Statements that refer to buttons, mouse movement, or staff are strictly prohibited, the following statements are examples:
Websites or Discords used to assist in the functioning and operation of an in-character business are also in-character by default. Any out-of-character section should be listed as such using any appropriate indicators (i.e. double brackets). They cannot be used to facilitate or conduct illegal activities. Their sole purpose is to add to the immersion of and assist with running a legal business.
In-character websites and Discords may not ask aplayer for personal identifiable information such as:
In addition, any Website/Discord that is considered to be in-character is required to have Lead Administration in the Discord with Administrative rights in order to monitor for any Metagaming or any Illegitimate Tactics. Approved Discords/Websites will be listed under #approved-ic-websites in the Mafia Town Roleplay Discord.
The purpose of this set of rules is to ensure that a realistic and balanced roleplay environment can be created within the confines of the prison.
CCTV Coverage & Secluded Areas
Fear RP in prison
Inmates of the prison must always abide by realistic standards of fear. Prisons are an environment where fear rules. If inmates are needlessly provoking other inmates, causing issues, or not portraying their character correctly within the environment, they are liable to be administratively punished as the average person would fear being incarcerated.
Roleplaying Riot/Crowd Control & Chemical Agents
Any roleplayed usage of tear gas, pepper-spray or some other usage of a chemical agent intended to police or control a riot/crowd must be roleplayed by the inmates. Additionally, anyone who is not an inmate and is not wearing a gas mask, scriptly or RPly, must roleplay the effects of these agents when it is reasonably expected that they would be affected by them.
1-on-1 fights between inmates are acceptable within a secluded setting so long as they do not lead to the death of an inmate. Additionally, both parties must mutually agree to the roleplay. At any other time, a spontaneous fight between inmates must be accompanied by at least 3 correctional officers in game and on duty. This includes things such as riots, killings, and similar situations. Attacking a correctional officer requires a minimum of 4 correctional officers in game and on duty as well as permission from a Moderator+.
Prison escapes, or escapes from custody, must meet the following conditions:
Three types of escape:
Interior Escapes – Interior escapes may only be attempted if there are at least 3 correctional officers in game. A planned/breakout escape from the prison must be authorized by a Moderator+. Spontaneous escapes may be executed without permission due to the potential time restriction of such circumstances. Any spontaneous escape must be acted upon immediately and cannot be delayed for a significant amount of time in order to formulate a more thorough plan. Abuse of the conditions regarding a spontaneous escape will result in administrative punishment and the potential of spontaneous escaping being disallowed completely in the future.
Exterior Escapes – Exterior escapes may only be attempted if there are at least 4 correctional officers in game and part of the exterior event/scenario. Additionally, they must be authorized by a Moderator+ and spontaneous style escapes are prohibited. Exterior escapes must be planned extensively through IC means as well as executed realistically. For example, it is incredibly unlikely that a criminal organization would risk killing a large number of law enforcement officers to break one person out of prison. Instead, they may simply leave tools or escape materials at a location for the inmate to pick up and use in some way.
Flooding a cellblock, setting fires, or realistically altering the operation of the prison requires at least 3 correctional officers to be in game.
Characters may smuggle items into the prison at their own risk if they roleplay hiding it on their person as well as documenting proof of the roleplay. A player does not require permission to smuggle any items into the prison system outside of dangerous or illicit materials, such as firearms, explosives, or escape material. Smuggled items may also be stashed with screenshot evidence to indicate items on a character are actually elsewhere.
You may only rob an individual’s cash on hand and items within the inventory. You may not rob Police Officers, Medical Department, Department of Corrections, or Department of Justice for any of their duty weapons.
Players that are [NEW] may not be scammed or robbed unless they initiate hostile RP towards you.
The sale or distribution of any locker weapon from the group above is strictly prohibited
If a player has entered an interior for the purposes of customizing their character then initiation is prohibited. You may initiate outside of the interior for valid RP reasons. (i.e. they are in an opposing gang or you have had previous conflicts with the individual; not because “they are an easy score” or “I feel like robbing someone and they are alone”) Initiation is allowed up until the moment of entering the scripted area of the interior, but entering such an area in an attempt to escape an ongoing RP situation is strictly prohibited.
Items in properties can only be robbed between the hours of 8pm – 8am and with a valid RP reason (e.g. “I saw him go into the house and wanted his stuff” is NOT a valid RP reason. While – “You’re in opposing gangs actively engaged in a war.” Would be acceptable).
Owners of a property are prohibited from robbing, burglarizing or changing the key/code lock if it is being rented by another person without a valid RP reason.
When you are under New-Life Rule (referred to as “NLR” in this rule”) it is when in a downed state, if another player applies additional injuries in an attempt to kill you, then they are expected to abide by the NLR rule.
When you are under NLR you forget everything leading up to the NLR.. Unless you have a valid roleplay reason, you may not return to the scene of your NLR injury for 15 minutes. However if all RP with that situation has ended the NLR may retrieve their vehicle. This is to prevent the ruining of scene roleplay. You may not re-join the roleplay scenario that you have NLR with any of your characters regardless of how much time has elapsed.
For the purposes of the New Life Rule, NLR is defined by respawning. NLR by respawning is not considered a character kill, meaning opposing characters involved in the situation may still use information from that situation against you. Death by character kill is considered actual death of your character, resulting in the removal of all associated situations with that character
Under no circumstance are you able to remember what happened leading up to NLR ( e.g. receiving therapy as a way to “remember” what happened.)
Gross Roleplay is strictly prohibited in any public setting. All players exposed to this roleplay must express their consent before and may revoke their consent at any time during the roleplay. This includes:
Incest, Necrophilia, and Beastiality is prohibited with or without consent
In-Character Sexual Harassment is not covered by this rule. All regulations provided by the Sexual Roleplay rule must be followed here.
Chain of Command
You are expected to maintain our Chain of Command as a community member, failing to do so is prohibited.
Multiple Character Limitations
Players are permitted to have multiple characters on Mafia Town Roleplay, you are expected to hold a majority average on the character that is a part of a group. Failure to do so can result in removal from a group. Continued abuse can result in group membership limitations.
Players are prohibited from having multiple characters in the same group or corporation.
Real World Trading
The act of exchanging in-game currency, services, items, or other tangible benefits for the trade of anything Out-of-Character is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to:
This also applies to items purchased in the Mafia Town Roleplay Shop:
Vouchers purchased in the Mafia Town Roleplay shop may not be transferred for profit in/out of game/character.
Releasing Quiz Responses & Questions
No individual may release any of the questions or responses of our Entry Quiz. Anyone caught doing so in the form of text, images, voice, or video will be punished.
All modifications are in a grey area, some are permitted, some are not. Contact a Staff Member to better figure it out.
Client side modifications that do not impact others or give you an advantage over others or otherwise alter gameplay are permitted.
Modifications or third party programs designed to alter your game, bypass or change script features or otherwise give you an advantage are strictly prohibited. These modifications are also known as hacks. Some examples of this include, but are not limited to:
– AFK macros
– Macros used to roleplay injuries/frisking/looting/etc. to gain an upper hand
* Macros to check a patient’s injuries, cuff a suspect, test a suspect for gunshot residue/drugs and other repeated actions as part of one’s duties is generally acceptable.
– Aimbots, health hacks, etc.
As a community member, you are required to report any bugs or system flaws as soon as you find them. Tamper with, exploiting, or using a bug will result in a ban.
Attempting to circumvent issued punishments or bans by any means is strictly prohibited. Community members are expected to serve out or appeal issued punishments as intended.
Providing False Information
You may not provide false information or doctored evidence to a Staff Member. You may not provide altered, edited, or modified evidence on Staff Complaints, Player Complaints, or Ban Appeals. All evidence, facts, and information submitted to the Staff Team must be truthful and legitimate. Attempting to alter the outcome of any Staff Decision through means including but not limited to; lying, providing false evidence, blackmail, or any other form is strictly prohibited.
Asset Sharing Between Characters
Transferring money, assets, or any items between characters is prohibited. This includes asset transfers via proxy. (Example: Bill gives Tedd $20, Tedd give Bill’s other character the $20). Generally speaking, assets from one character should not be received by another character.
Gaining money, assets, items, etc through illegitimate tactics will result in a character wipe and a temporary ban.
Scamming another player that causes the offending party to obtain any item worth more than $25,000 will result in the roleplay being reverted and the scammed items returned to the original owner with sufficient evidence provided of the situation.
Mafia Town Roleplay staff have the final ruling in all situations, they have the ability to pause and terminate roleplay situations, and issue punishments as they see fit. The constant questioning, pestering, or heckling of a staff member’s decision will result in a punishment. Rule trolling, or constantly attempting to twist or alter rules in your favor is prohibited.
Mafia Town Roleplay – Properties, Corporations, and Group Rules
Any player of Mafia Town Roleplay that holds the main ownership status of a Property or Corporation that goes into inactive status for more than a month will have their Property or Corporation automatically sold by our systems.
Out-Of-Character Management (Applicable to “Second Tier”/”Official Groups”)
In order to resolve out-of-character tension between groups, the following has been implemented:
Out of Character Requirement (Group Specific)
As a community that requires voice communications, we understand the necessity for groups to have out-of-character requirements. Groups may hold the following requirements; limited to:
Any and all requirements must be approved by the Mafia Town Roleplay administration. Terminations from violation of Out of Character requirements are Out of Character in nature. The only information the involved parties receive is that they have been terminated.
Character corruption, to certain degrees, can produce good-quality roleplay if done well. However, if the corruption is out-of-character (refer to each group manual) then you must request corruption permission from that group’s leader.
Long Term Conflict (War)
It is the general policy and goal at Mafia Town Roleplay to enhance the roleplay environment while also allowing for as much freedom in RP as possible. The below items are a guideline and should be used as a reference point instead of a defined format to be followed exactly.
Groups experiencing long term conflict (war) must state initial reasoning and clear goals for ending the conflict. War must begin with an out-of-character discussion with group management and have a valid RP reasoning.
Alliances may be formed on either side and announced to group management which groups will be participating before the beginning of the war.
Groups involved in a long term conflict may not actively recruit. (e.g. a singular person who you may consider a friend would be RPly fitting and allowed)
Wars may not last longer than 15 days. At the end of the 15 days, both groups involved begin a cooldown period of 30 days where they may not take part in another long term conflict.
Examples of valid reasoning to start a long term conflict including but not limited to;
The goals must be obtainable and comparable in difficulty between sides. Examples of goals that could be used including but not limited to;
Group Management has the authority to exercise discretion with the guidelines set forth. They also may exercise discretion at any point to end a conflict.
Mafia Town Roleplay – Job/Activity Specific Rules
When in the area of the hunting job, or actively doing the hunting job, you must follow the below ruleset. (Some rules here may be temporary until we work with in-character departments)
The hunting job must be completed immersively. When performing hunting, you must meet the following criteria
Mafia Town Roleplay – General Community Rules
Threatening a member of the community that is on a Mafia Town Roleplay platform such as server, discord or forums is entirely unacceptable. Exceptions can be made for situations that are not on a Mafia Town Roleplay Platform such as if the situations pertaining to threats to release confidential/personally identifiable information or if serious threats of bodily harm to a member or their family members are made.
Serious being defined as more than just a simple comment (e.g., I’m going to kick your ass for this) but one that drags on and continues with multiple threatening comments, the reporting party must tell the individual to stop, that they are uncomfortable or that they are in fear for their life. They will also state that the situation will be reported if it persists. In the instance that the aggressor continues in this situation, Mafia Town Roleplay will be forced to take action in the situation and punish the user for threatening another community member.
Leaking Unpermitted Information
The intent of the release of confidential information, personally identifiable information or link-able content to Community Members is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate ban.
Advertising of another community, project, or page directly relating to another community is prohibited. To clarify you may speak about another community but not advertise.
Insulting, bashing, harassing, threatening, or leaking community content of another Grand Theft Auto V community will not be tolerated.
Paypal / Donation Chargebacks
Any chargeback initiated towards Mafia Town Roleplay will result in a community-wide ban, without notice. You may only appeal this ban by canceling the dispute and will be required to pay a $50.00 USD Administrative Fee.
Mafia Town Roleplay – Forum Rules
Harassment, flaming, trolling, attacking or slandering community members is strictly prohibited, as well as any other consistently disrespectful behavior.
Mafia Town Roleplay – Complaint and Ban Appeals specific rules
You may not post on a complaint or ban appeal that does not directly involve you. No individual may involve themselves in any manner into a complaint or ban appeal that does not directly relate to them. (E.g. “He did it to me before too! But I have no proof!“)
Statute of Limitations
Players not involved in the situation may not post a report unless you’re posting the report for someone unable to use the forums.
All evidence posted on the forums must allow viewing without requiring a download. This can be done by uploading videos/screenshots to third party sites (e.g. Streamable, Youtube, Imgur, etc.) and providing a link to it. Evidence posted that does not follow this requirement will be ignored and removed. To be considered valid, the evidence must be un-edited and include complete audio.
If evidence contains sensitive data, then the evidence can be edited to hide that sensitive data. The edited evidence must still be uploaded to allow viewing, and the unedited evidence must be made available to staff. Any content posted on Mafia Town Roleplay for use as evidence on any complaint, appeal, or report is considered associated with it. Tampering with the content used in this manner (e.g. removing, editing, or otherwise restricting it) is considered tampering with evidence. When using other players’ submitted content as evidence it is expected to re-upload it and keep it unlisted. Tampering with re-uploaded content by means of seeking copyright infringement when it follows this requirement is strictly prohibited.
Mob mentality is something we try very hard to steer clear from, and as a result, no individual may “I enjoy this idea/I dislike this idea”, “Support”, or “agree” in response to a complaint or ban appeal.