THE RULES OF MURDER ***Are subject to change ***If you think you or another player were banned incorrectly, go here ***For a list of current staff, go here ***For a list of illegal spots, go here ***Repeats of offenses may result in more severe punishments!!! ***If you have an !warn active for 2 rules and get banned you will be banned for both and their lengths will stack! ***For Username violations you will be punished as such: asked to change username, kick if the name is not changed after 1 round (5 min), !warn, ban 6-16 hours ***Make sure to read our Player Agreement for information on our Harassment Policy General Rules: 1. Do not harass other players in an intended/mean/disrespectful manner. Spoiler If you are being mean to a person and they tell you to stop or they ask staff to tell you to stop, then just stop. Being mean in a jokingly way is okay as long as the person understands it's a joke. This includes sensitive topics like, but not limited to, rape and suicide. Usernames that target specific players in a disrespectful way are not allowed though. Please note: Use of in server private messages can still be seen by server staff, and harassment via PM is equally unacceptable. Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn + !kick, 6 hour ban. 2. Do not mic/chat spam. Spoiler Things such making noises, singing, or other things that annoy a majority of the team, count as mic spam. Text spam is repeated use of the same general phrase. Chat messages, binds, or other chatbox based things being used repeatedly in a short time frame are effected by this rule. Please note: This includes stating a certain phrase players are annoyed by and misusing admin chat as a non-staff. Be courteous to others, and please don't use all-caps all the time, it's considered "yelling". Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute. 3. No cheating/hacking/exploiting. Spoiler In most cases our anti-cheat system will pick it up and automatically kick the offender. However, if the user continues to connect and be kicked by the anti-cheat they will be punished accordingly. Exploiting is abusing things overlooked by map developers or other systems, such as, glitches, clipping, EXP/Perk exploits, illegal spots, etc. Punishments: Exploiting (General): Verbal/text warnings, !slay, !kick, !warn, 12 hour ban. Hacking/Cheating: If confirmed hacking/cheating, permanent ban. 4. Do not advertise other gmod servers/other communities. Spoiler This would be posting things like chat messages or using voice chat to encourage other players to join another server in Gmod or another server group/community whether it's of similar gamemodes or not. Please Note: Clan tags are allowed. Examples: “[RG] Rucksack”, “[CG] Averion”, similar, and etc. However, Text Hats are no-longer allowed. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, 12 hour ban. 5. No racism/sexism. Spoiler Do not put down anyone for being a certain race, ethnicity, and/or gender. Refrain from using "those words", slurs, and any stereotypical phrase that would be considered racist or sexist. Only you can safely check your privilege. Please Note: This includes being in one's username! Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, 16 hour ban. 6. Do not post inappropriate sprays. Spoiler Things such as pornographic content, text sprays that violate other rules or other things that may offend players are considered "inappropriate". Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !kick, !warn, 16 hour ban. 7. Do not impersonate other players. Spoiler This rule regards intentionally changing your name to appear as someone you’re not as a means to annoy and/or appear as said “person”. Please note: If the other person doesn't care, this rule does not come into effect. Also, if a name is common on the server and 2 players have it then it is not breaking this rule. Punishments: Non-staff to non-staff: Verbal/text warnings, !kick, !warn, 24 hour ban. Non-staff to staff: Verbal/text warnings, !kick, !warn, 36 hour ban. Staff to non-staff: Verbal/text warning + strike, !warn with demotion, 24-36 hour ban Staff to staff: Verbal/text warning + strike, !warn with demotion, 36-48 hour ban and fired 8. Do not evade bans/dodge punishments. Spoiler Evading/dodging includes: Disconnecting then reconnecting while muted/gaged, using paid rank (or even hired rank) powers to ungag or other ways of avoiding things. Punishments: If about to be punished 6 hour ban, if about to be banned add 6 hours to the ban 9. Stay out of an admin's business. Spoiler If staff are dealing with a situation, and did not directly ask for your input, please stay out of it. If staff need your help and/or input in a situation, they will ask you. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 30m, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban 10. Please use English, unless it's a basic phrase. Spoiler Smaller phrases such as greetings are allowed. On larger phrases, if a staff asks you to translate, then please do so. Use of other languages to bypass other rules will result more-severe punishments! 11. Don’t dispute punishments on the server. Spoiler If you feel like a punishment was unfair, fill out an appeal/report it to management, on-server disputes will not be tolerated. Punishments for attempted on-server disputes: Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute 10-15m, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban. 12. Do not abuse the !request command Spoiler Self-explantory rule, !request is designed for reports, not whatever nasty opinion you have of a staff member or player. Punishments: Verbal/text warning, !kick, !warn, 24-hour ban. 13. Do not beg for points. Spoiler All points can be earned by just playing the game and meeting objectives. Asking once or twice is not begging, however, if you are told to stop, then stop. Please note, skill points are not “handed out”, they are earned. Do not beg for them. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !gag/!mute for 3 rounds, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute 14. Do not ghost Spoiler Ghosting is defined as actively giving away a players location or what a prop is, as a dead hunter or dead prop in a way that other hunters can hear it. A dead prop using the server wide text chat or a dead hunter just using any form of communication. This includes third party items like Skype or Discord. Please note: Hunters are aloud to mention what they saw when they died, but they may not actively relay current prop locations/actions. False-ghosting is O.K. to an extent, however, using “false-ghosting” to cover real ghosting will result in a more-severe punishment! Please note: Excessive false-ghosting isn't acceptable, and may result in a temporary mute. If you give yourself away, it’s not ghosting, and that’s your own fault. Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute until next map, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute + 8-hour ban 15. Do not excessively delay rounds Spoiler Delaying is any action that prolongs the round for no reason. Such as shooting words, designs, or other things into walls, running around doing nothing, standing around/idling (see AFK rule), or other acts that are deemed to be "unproductive" by the gamemode rules. Please note: Props hiding or remaining in one area will not violate this rule even if they are the last one alive. Along with this, the allowed period of "delay" is 30 seconds. Punishments: Verbal/text warning, !slay, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban. 16. Do not encourage rule breaking Spoiler Encouraging others to break the rules is just as bad as breaking them yourself. If they end up breaking the rule (or you say in general and someone does) you will be punished along with them. Even if they don’t, you will still be punished accordingly. Punishments: Verbal/Text warning, mute/gag 15-30 minutes, !kick, !warn, permanent mute + gag 17. Do not Grief Spoiler Griefing has many definitions that are already covered by other rules. This rule is for breaking multiple rules within a set time frame of 30 min. If you surpass the verbal/text warning on up to 3 or more rules then you are then considered to be "Griefing" and this rule comes into effect. Please Note: This includes excessive team-swapping for all servers that the rule applies to. Another note: Breaking multiple chat rules and being muted for one will count as being muted for all and if it's more than 3 this rule will trigger. IMPORTANT: Breaking ANY of the rules after a grief !warn is issued OR surpassing a verbal/text warn on a different rule automatically applies the first ban of this rule Punishments: !warn (All three offenses filed as "Griefing"), 24-48 hour ban, 3-7 day ban, permanent ban _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Server Specific Rules: 1.Do not RDM. Spoiler RDM or Random Death Match is killing an innocent bystander or the murderer if there is no proof of them being the murderer (i.e. randomly shooting the murderer at the start of a round). Punishments: !slaynr 2, !slaynr 3 (if in same round as previous offense !slaynr 4), !warn, ban 12 hours *This rule does not apply during RPG madness, if there are only 2 players playing, or if the round is over. 2.Do not attempt RDM. Spoiler Self-explanatory, do not attempt to RDM someone. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slay, !slay + !slaynr 1, !warn, ban 12 hours *If staff suspect you of attempting RDM, do not try to argue. 3.Do not bait. Spoiler Don't say you are the murderer or accuse someone else of being the murderer with the intent of getting someone to RDM. If you say that someone is the murderer, the sheriff is fully obligated to shoot said person with minimal consequences. If the person ends up being innocent, you'll be punished. Punishments (Misinforming): Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute, !kick, !warn, ban 12 hours 4.Do not team. Spoiler Murderers and Bystanders are different. As a murderer, don't purposely allow a player to live. However, if the murderer is helping the last bystander get a gun, it is allowed as long as it's with good intentions. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slaynr 2 both/all parties, !warn, ban 16 hours *This includes the murderer not killing the gunman/certain player on purpose for their gain or vice-versa. 5.Do not prop/body block. Spoiler Prop Blocking: Putting a large prop in the way so that other people cannot get in. While the murderer can destroy most props, it is still prop blocking and the murderer might not actually be able to destroy it and it prevents others from entering the room who don't have a weapon. Body Blocking: This is standing in front of a door or some entrance to prohibit someone's ability to enter the area. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slay, slay + !slaynr 1, !warn, ban 12 hours 6.Do not use props to kill another player. Spoiler Do not hit other people with props to try to kill them. Punishments: Slay if caught in attempt. !slaynr 2, !warn, ban 16 hours 7.Do not gun camp. Spoiler Don't sit on top of the gun as a murderer or close enough that any player who approaches it can be killed. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, teleport away, !slay, !slay + !slaynr 1, !warn, ban 12 hours 8.Do not purposely avoid being killed by killing yourself as either the bystander or murderer. Spoiler Don't ruin the fun by killing yourself during a round. This includes using your kill binds or purposefully taking damage in some way. Punishments: !slaynr 1, !slaynr 2, !warn, ban 8 hours *Purposely taking fall damage triggers this rule. 9. Do not delay rounds. Spoiler This applies for murderer only, hiding as a bystander is not delaying. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings during round, !slaynr at end of round for one round, !slaynr 2, !warn, ban 12 hours Notes As a bystander, it is your job to survive the round without being killed and/or finding props to kill the murderer. As a bystander with a gun, it is your job to find the murderer and kill them. As the murderer, it is your job to kill everyone.