THE RULES OF TROUBLE IN TERRORIST TOWN! ***Are subject to change ***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 ***All rules not counting the advertisement rule affect text hats! ***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 giving away information such as who the T is while dead or where a player is while dead. This includes third party items like Skype or Discord. Note: Staff have the ability to force your mic on if they feel like you might be ghosting using a third party software. However should a staff abuse this ability they will be disciplined. Punishments: Verbal/text warning, gag/mute until next map, !kick, !warn, permanent gag/mute + 8-hour ban *use of 3rd party software will cause a jump to !kick for you and associated parties. 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: This only affects Terrorists as Innocents are allowed to hide. Punishments: Verbal/text warning, !slay, !kick, !warn, 6-hour ban. 18. 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 19. Do not Grief Spoiler Griefing has many definitions that are already covered by other rules. This rule is for breaking 3 different rules within a set time frame of 30 min. Or breaking many rules over a certain period of time. 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 or Attempt RDM. Spoiler RDM, or Random Death Match, is killing an Innocent or the Traitor if there is no proof of them being the traitor (i.e. randomly shooting players). Make sure they have performed a KOS action before shooting them. This rule does not apply to the traitors unless it's a team kill. Punishments: !slaynr 2, !slaynr 3 (if in same round as previous offense !slaynr 4), !warn, ban 12 hours *This rule does not apply if there are only 2 players playing. *Crossfire and genuine accidents can be omitted if the victim and staff online are okay with it. *Multiple attempted RDMs in a round may result in being slain *If a thrown grenade causes a player to fall to their death it counts as RDM NOT KOS *This includes teamkilling for traitors. 2. Do not Mass RDM Spoiler Mass RDM is performing 3 or more RDMS in one round. The goal of this rule is to prevent people from just going all trigger happy and to punish those who do more severely. This does not count attempted RDM. The RDM must result in the death of any nonKOS character. Punishments 3-5 RDM: !kick, !kick+!warn, Ban 12-24 hours Punishments 5+ RDM: !kick+!warn, Ban 24-36 hours, Ban 3-7 days *Multiple occurrences or more severe cases may result in earlier bans if staff feel as if the actions warrant it. 3. Do not bait. Spoiler Don't say you are the Traitor or that someone else is with the intent of getting someone to RDM. Staff have logs that can tell if you were lying or not if it comes to that. Punishments (Misinforming): Verbal/text warnings, gag/mute, kick, !warn, ban 12 hours 4 Do not team. Spoiler Traitors and Innocents are different. As a Traitor, don't purposely allow a player to live. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, !slaynr 2 both/all parties, !warn, ban 16 hours *This includes the Traitor not killing certain players on purpose for their gain or vice-versa. *Like with ghosting feeding information to the other side will be treated as a teaming violation as well counting towards a griefing punishment. 5. Do not prop/body block. Spoiler Prop blocking: Putting a prop in front of a door or entrance with the intent of preventing people from entering. While props can be destroyed, this is still not allowed. Body Blocking: This is standing in front of a door or entrance with the intent of preventing people from entering or exiting. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings, slay, slay + !slaynr 1, !warn, ban 12 hours 6. Do not purposely avoid being killed by killing yourself as either the Innocent or Traitor. Spoiler Do not ruin the fun for others. This rule is triggered if you use a kill bind or find some other method to kill yourself. Punishments: !slaynr 1, !slaynr 2, !warn, ban 8 hours *Purposely taking fall damage triggers this rule. 7. Do not delay rounds. Spoiler This only applies to the Traitor. Hiding as an Innocent or Detective isn't delaying. Punishments: Verbal/text warnings during round, !slaynr at end of round for one round, !slaynr 2, !warn, ban 12 hours 8. Do not claim rooms. Spoiler Both as Innocent and Traitor you are not allowed to claim rooms. This would include saying things along the lines of “Anyone who comes in (X area) will be killed.” Punishments: Verbal/text warnings during round, !slay, !slaynr at end of round for one round, !slaynr 2, !warn, ban 12 hours 9. Do not misuse the RDM report. Spoiler Self-explanatory, do not falsely report RDM using the RDM report. Only use it if you truly believe it was RDM. This also includes inappropriate RDM report comments (i.e using !report and having an insult or other sort of comment that would be abusive, spam or of similar nature) Punishments: Verbal/text warning, !kick, !warn, ban 16 hours 10. Do not throw incendiary grenades or discombobulators before the round begins. Spoiler The round officially begins when the innocent, detective, and traitors are decided. Before then, during the prep period, you may not throw incendiary grenades or discombobulators. Punishments: Verbal/Texual Warning, !slay, !slaynr up to 3 rounds, !kick, !warn+!kick, ban 8 hours NOTE: Sometimes this won't be possible as a CM+ has changed the setting temporarily. NOTE 2: This is a temporary rule until the setting is officially changed. NOTE 3: For the 3rd punishment, the amount of rounds in slaynr is dependent on the following: Pushes a player or does nothing - 1 round Damages players (threw pre round ends but explodes after) - 2 rounds Kills a player - 3 rounds _________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kill on Sight: Actions that warrant KOS Spoiler Another player shoots you. You see them shoot someone else and the other person isn't a Traitor. Or KOS active. They possess a Traitor weapon without having killed one when not the detective. Shooting the detective. Throwing a grenade or fire grenade towards or at other players Entering the Traitor room. Killing other players with map-props. alt-fire/pushing players with a crow bar towards a map hazard Destroying the tester Marked by the DNA Scanner for a player who was not KOS** *There are NO EXCEPTIONS TO THESE RULES Actions that DO NOT warrant KOS Spoiler Following a player. Randomly shooting unless directly at another player. Not wanting to be tested/refusal to be tested. Player claims to be Traitor Throwing a smoke grenade at players alt-fire/pushing players with a crow bar NOT towards a map hazard Using team chat as innocents to single out the traitor Notes: As an Innocent, it is your job to survive the round without being killed or by killing the Traitor. As the Traitor, it is your job to kill everyone without being revealed as the Traitor. The position swapper looks like a pistol therefore does NOT warrant KOS. However using it and being seen doing the swap is KOS. If an action is not listed here under KOS or not KOS you are to assume it is not KOS until management and TTT staff decide if it is or is not a KOS action. As the Detective, you cannot kill solely based on suspicion. Detectives must follow the same rules regarding KOS as the other innocents. **If a Detective calls a false or fake KOS on someone for "DNA Evidence" and they are killed by another player the Detective will face the RDM punishment NOT the player who killed them unless victim, staff and the Detective all agree it was a genuine mistake or accident.