RULES THAT IMPROVE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Lets make roleplay the best it can be

Roleplay is a wonderful way to express yourself and explore things that may not be possible in real life. In roleplay, you are essentially filling a role of another person. Roleplay in Fivem can be both complex or more basic, all in how much you wish to express your character or the detail you want to provide. We encourage all players to be detailed with the story lines and in-world voice/text emote roleplay. 

Roleplay is simple and we welcome both new and veteran players! ‘Voice Chat’ through teamspeak is regarded as in-character. You are actively playing as your character when using ‘Voice Chat’ in-world. Using ‘/me’ is an in-character way of showing emotes. An example of this would be, [/me “Looks down taking the glass of beer to his lips, looking over to the crowd.”] What your character would say is expressed all through vocal speak, while the unspoken things detected or detectable through senses would be expressed in ‘/me’ I.E, smell. For the sake of entertainment and roleplay quality it is always best to use as many details possible!

Novus Roleplay encourages ‘free form’ roleplay which simply means that the power to create your character and its destiny is fully in your own hands. Our rules and recommendations are only there to create a safe environment focused on realism, realism, realism! 

Important Terms

Connected into the server with your character ped. 

 Using information you have gained OOCly that your character would not typically know, in an IC situation. 

Forcing actions you want on another player or planning actions for them which they would not choose in their own roleplay stories.

Being overly powerful in a roleplay scenario and not allowing your character any weakness.

You should play your character as if he or she values their life. Don’t put the character in risky situation unless it is part of the story or reasonable to assume that is acceptable for the character.

Non-Playable Character – A character or role that is not filled by an actual human player but is assumed to be a living character in the scene or roleplay.
A full server restart is about to take place! Make sure you are in a stopping place in your scene.

RDM: Random Deathmatch 
VDM: Vehicle Deathmatch

The Works

  • Please give other players at least thirty seconds to respond to any vocal communications or /me emotions. Be sure to add detail through emotes and communicate ALL OOC statements or notifications using the proximity /OOC chat. 
  • If for some reason you or the player you’re interacting with is having voice issues, communicate in text using quotation marks.

  • If a roleplay scene is initiated in a public place or “common” area, it is not considered private. Please be mindful when entering a roleplay scene already started that you must communicate and respect the roleplay that has already begun. 

  • Small scale social events are allowed, however we ask that players when in the server engage in ***active*** scenes with other players.

  • Characters must allow for introductions before knowledge of new characters can be known in-world. 
  • New Life Rule – This rule states that once your character has permanently died, you forget all details from the characters previous life. If you are ‘downed’ and rendered unconscious, you forget any details leading up to the event that resulted in your incapacitation.

  • Value your life! Roleplay your character as if they were real. You don’t want to put yourself in risky situations unless it is realistic to the character. This rule however does not mean you have to give up in risky situations. Think deep in your character development about how he or she would value life.

  • Vehicle Deathmatches are not allowed! This means you may not hit someone else’s vehicle or another person without a proper reason. If you are engaged in a potentially lethal event, resort back to your character backstory whether striking a person with the vehicle would be appropriate. We strongly suggest against using your vehicle as a weapon.

  • Random Death Match(RDM) is not allowed as it is poor roleplay. You may not randomly shoot someone and run off without previous roleplay going into the scenario.

  • **ALL** events in-world are considered IC. Only text communication through /OOC may be considered out of character.

  • All in-world businesses and emergency services are open for roleplay at any time unless otherwise noted by hours of operation or exigent circumstances. Unless the business is previously noted as player-owned, feel free to fill roles previously demoted as NPC positions. An example, a clerk at a local 24/7 Gas Station.

  • Planned and scheduled events should not be disrupted by major roleplays such as shootings, major calamities etc without the approval of an admin in advance. The admin will reach out to the person(s) hosting the event and ask for consent. 

  • No Metagaming, powergaming or godmodding is allowed. 

  • NPC usage in criminal scenes (for example robberies, murders) should be the last resort of any criminal character. Players will need to reach out to others or find in character targets to perform their crimes too. Should you end up using a NPC you must provide evidence that would link back to your character. NPC use is very restrictive and cannot be used frequently.

  • No characters may be local, state or federal government officials unless they have prior approval or the role is a whitelisted occupation.

  • Players are required to remain respectful in OOC to each other and the server staff. If a situation arises, first try to work it out with your fellow player. If a resolution cannot be reached then contact an available staff member. By contacting staff for resolution, you agree to abide by staff decisions. IC disrespect is allowed if it’s something your character would engage in, however this disrespect may not “shock the conscious.” IE. Racism, sexual harassment, homophobia, aggressive harassment, etc.

  • Roleplay use of cameras must either be mentioned in the roleplay verbally, visual of the camera mentioned in OOC chat, or visible either on a structure or on someone’s person. IE. Gas station security cameras, body worn cameras, etc. 

  • Wearing of masks are regulated via IC penal law. However, if a person wears any type of mask that is surgically attached or another IC story, they will be treated as a mental case and are subject to a 51/50 hold. 

  • Public nudity, sex, rape and violent acts while against the law ICly in the server, can and will happen in an adult setting. Keep your behavior realistic and appropriate to the scene. Be prepared to roleplay out all consequences of your IC actions.

  • When driving a vehicle, you must not exceed the realistic abilities of the vehicle. For example, a vehicle that is not made for driving off-road can not convene off a mountain and still be operable even if the in-world mechanics allow the vehicle to still drive. Extended roleplay at that juncture would be required.

  • Excessive criminal roleplay is not allowed. Please allow a realistic amount of time to pass in between your criminal activity. Players must be ready to accept the IC consequences of their crimes however if caught ICly by Law Enforcement. If you wish to have an organized criminal faction, please contact staff to find out how! If you roleplay criminal activity with a group, this must not exceed (5) players unless the criminal event has been authorized by staff.

      1. When you do criminal roleplay, you must be mindful of the attention your character’s criminal activity will bring to you. Also be mindful of the conflict between other criminal groups including any faction hierarchy in play. 
  • With Medical: If you are downed, you may not “combat log” by logging out of the game immediately. Please allow for roleplay with fire rescue or other medical personnel. Roleplay out your injuries the best your knowledge allows as our fire rescue personnel are fully trained.

  • With Police: You must provide general forms of respect to police. Also, disrespect may not in any way enter OOC channels. Please provide additional details through emotes to aide in police investigations if that info would be known, especially those to the senses. When a player is downed they are in police custody. Any attempts by police to “/me cuffs to hospital bed” or the locking or doors must be observed even if the in-world mechanics may not allow for the actual cuffing or locking. 

      1. The Thompson Rule: If you interact with police you must not escalate the situation in an unrealistic manner. For example, putting a hit out on an officer who just pulled you over for a simple traffic ticket.
  • Novus Roleplay will not tolerate any scenes revolving around racism or hate crimes of any kind in any way. NRP staff will not tolerate symbols of hate, racism or intolerance.  You may learn more about unacceptable symbols here

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