Rules

Thank you for joining the GBGC Community! 

Below are our FiveM Rules which you must read carefully before joining the server. Failure to follow these rules will result in warnings or bans!  


General Rules

1.0 Microphone - A microphone is required to join the server. If caught without one you will be kicked

1.1 Trolling - Trolling is not welcome and you will be warned if you continue a ban may be issued.

1.2 Metagaming - Meta-Gaming means using out of character information for in-game knowledge, e.g using IDs to know who you're talking to, Metagaming is not permitted under any circumstance: stream sniping is included.

1.3 Power Gaming - This involves using either game or roleplay mechanics to alter a situation so it best suits your desires eg. You must be willing to roleplay a situation to its fullest and not ruin the experience of others.

1.4 Fail RP - Fail Roleplay is something that is unrealistic, for example, ramping your vehicle off of an extreme height, driving a vehicle up a mountain that is not suitable to the terrain. Fail RP would also include repairing your vehicle in an active chase, swapping out vehicles from a garage whilst being seen in a situation or /dv'ing your vehicle within the initiation period. Drivers must not carry other players and drive at the same time.Repair Kits can only be used outside of your car for that realistic effect. Fail RP would also include speaking whilst dead or doing /me whilst dead.

1.5 RDM - Random Death Match. A valid reason and clear demands need to be established before you can kill someone. For example, initiating with a demand such as "hands hands hands" is not clear demands and will be classed as invalid initiation. "Put your hands in the air and do not move" will be classed as valid initiation as the demands are clear.

1.6 VDM  - Vehicle Deathmatch. Randomly running over others is not acceptable and will result in an instant ban. You may only use your vehicle as a weapon if the person poses a direct threat to your life and is standing in front of your bonnet with a weapon and there is no alternative route to escape. You must not use your vehicle as a weapon unless your vehicle is a last resort. Ramming another vehicle without previous initiation on the driver is also VDM.

1.7 Offensive Language / Disrespect  - You are not allowed to be Racist in any sort of language in game or around the GBGC.Any form of OOC disrespect is not permitted. Protected characteristics also fall into this. For example insulting someone's stutter, lisp or other related characteristics.

1.8 Breaking RP - When in-game, you must never break character unless spoken to by a Staff member- there are no exceptions. This also includes using /me to break character for example

1.9 Combat Logging - You may not log out whilst in an active situation (10 mins of initiation) or whilst in the death animation.

1.10 Combat Storing - Combat storing to avoid being robbed / arrested is not permitted.

1.11 Chat - Using chat in a disrespectful manner, speaking a different language other than English will result in kicks and bans. If you are unhappy with a person, ask them to come to discord and talk about it with a staff member present.

1.12 Exploiting - Abusing a bug in the game or mechanics in order to gain an advantage over other players is unacceptable. This includes glitching into the map, duping money, clearing the Emote or doing it in a Vehicle, etc.

1.13 Selling in-game money/items - Selling or attempting to sell money, vehicles, items or any other assets ingame for real world money, trade or services  is not allowed and both parties will result in a permanent ban.

1.14 Toxic - Staff reserves the right to ban any player that is behaving in a toxic manner in game or within the Community, eg. Discords that are associated with the server.

1.15 Spite Reports - Must be filed within 24 hours, if said player files the report 20 hours later, to then have the accused file a report against said player with evidence of an incident that happened 2 days ago, that will be classed as a spite report and you will be issued a punishment.

1.16 /th - When initiated on someone who is using /th (take hostage) you may not go ahead and HARM the captor, but instead you MUST attempt to RP it out.

1.17 /assist - Only a passenger of a vehicle can /assist a body into a vehicle. The driver is no longer allowed to /me places on the passenger seat.

1.18 Kidnapping - 5 door vehicles and vans are the only vehicles suitable for kidnappings. Sports cars or other 3 door vehicles cannot be used for kidnapping, if used this will be classed as Fail RP. When kidnapping a player, you no longer do /me commands to take comms but instead search them and see if they have a phone. If you take their phone or they don’t have one and they tell their friends to come and get them whilst you’ve got them hostage that will be classed as fail rp. When kidnapping a PD officer or paramedic, you can still use /me commands to take comms as they communicate with many devices.

1.19 Valid Initiation - 

Reasons to Rob - You are permitted to rob an individual with the following reasons:

- Gang Beef
- Visual signs of Rare, Exclusive or expensive items
- Threatening or abusive behaviour (IN RP)
- Visual signs of a bag or weapon

- Valid RP reason (Determined by an Admin) (Clips must be provide)
- Leaving an ATM (For money) or while accessing a car boot

If a situation is believed to be invalid e.g robbing at a clothing store, initiating for clothes, no visible weapon / bag, you must wait for the whole situation to play out in full before calling on a staff member to assist you (you must provide a 10+ Minute video as evidence for this where a staff member will conclude on if the situation was valid or invalid). Valid initiation can not be “Hands Hands Hands” as this is invalid however it must be “Out of the car with your hands up or I will shoot” to ensure that they know you are a threat.

1.20 Scamming - Scamming is not allowed within the Community and if reported will be punished. Eg. Selling an in-game item for a fixed amount, accepting the cash transfer and then disconnecting, making off or refusing to trade the paid-for item. (Except for illegal items like guns and drugs)

1.21 Abusing GTA Mechanics - using your third-person camera to look around a corner or holding F to kick someone out of a vehicle, without either doing a /me opening a door or by breaking a window to ensure the vehicle is unlocked.

1.22 Car sales - Exclusives and Limiteds will now be logged when sold or traded in game - When trading or selling a donated vehicle in game you give up the right to it, meaning you cannot claim it back after a wipe.

1.23 Reports - RDM reports with video require 10 minutes minimum to show whether there was initiation, other video reports for other rules require just the scene of the incident, all videos must be clear and have sound including microphones from the POV of the recorder. This is to provide context to staff members, if you are unable to provide a clip the situation will be closed. All clips must have video and sound footage. 

1.24 If 4 or more members of a gang are killed or arrested within the same RP scene - the gang must reformat themselves (ie change their characters) ***THIS IS NOT A GANG WIPE***

1.25 Robbing Default Job Zones - Such as mining (*PROCESSING IS EXCLUDED*) is not permitted without valid reasoning and or planning.

1.26 Texture Packs - No texture packs or other software are allowed which will give you an advantage over the standard default textures, such as no night, no rain, no fog or no sun reflection for example. Anybody caught using these texture packs will be banned for a set period of time and you will be told to uninstall them if you wish to return to the server after the ban. Texture packs which enhance the textures such as Natural Vision Evolved for example, are allowed as the purpose of the pack is to improve your visual experience within the game not remove things so you can see clearer.

1.27 Keybinds - Using any keybinds to do player emotes which gives you an advantage is not allowed. This includes any emotes which makes your character lay down / dodge attacks. 


Character Rules

2.0 Malicious Attacks - Roleplaying sexual assault (such as non-consensual touching, rape, etc.) is not allowed.

2.1 Value Of Life / Property - You must always value your life / property (including cars) at all times, if someone has a weapon pointed at you, you must fear your life and others around you. You cannot pull out your weapon if somebody else already has theirs out. 

2.2 Realism - Character names and clothing must be realistic for example, having invisible arms etc.

2.3 Impersonation of Emergency Services - Impersonation of the POLICE or NHS is not permitted unless given permission by an ADMIN.

2.4 Suicide RP - Suicide RP is permitted once given permission from an admin or above, upon death your account will be wiped. (Your own exclusives are not included in the wipe but money and all other vehicles are).

2.5 NLR (New Life Rule) - If you are declared dead you cannot return to the area or situation you were involved in, nor can you partake in it for 15 minutes. This also includes being revived by the NHS. If the situation moves location and you accidentally get caught up in it you must make all efforts to leave and not get involved. (You CANNOT return with another character.) NLR does not apply to PD and they can return to a situation as soon as they have respawned and geared up. However, they can't remember anything from their previous life.

2.6 Death Avoidance - Passing money or weapons as you are about to die to save the money is not permitted as it avoids the death system.

2.7 Traffic Stops - If you are being pulled over for a traffic stop you are not allowed to pull a gun or threaten violence, even if you have illegal goods on you cops are not allowed to search you (without reason, a routine traffic stop isn't one). If you have a stolen vehicle, you are allowed to make a run for it but do not pull a weapon unless PD have made contact with your vehicle in order to disable it. 

2.8 Restraints - If you are restrained for example, handcuffed, /th, in the hands up animation you must broadcast in the game what you are saying on Teamspeak / Discord unless your communication devices have been seized. 

2.9 Bad RP - In order to maintain a high quality of RP, bans will be issued to those who treat the server like GTA Online.

2.10 Terrorist - Terrorist roleplay is not acceptable under any circumstance.

2.11 Kidnapping - Maximum time of 30 minutes is a hostage allowed to be kept and the max amount that can be demanded per hostage is 10k, works only for active RP - eg. constantly talking to the person, driving around etc.


Whitelist Job Rules

3.0 Whitelisted Abuse - Being part of a whitelist is a privilege and should not be abused, any form of whitelist abuse, including handing out police firearms, stealing items with no RP, taking money out of the businesses without a valid reason and F6 menu abuse (repairing with no RP).

3.1 Theft of Emergency Vehicles is not allowed, you will be warned/banned. 

Police

3.2 Cop Baiting - Cop baiting is not permitted: For example, taking actions in order to make the Police chase and/or engage with you, especially in order to start a firefight. Driving erratically past the police, or intentionally causing damage to a police vehicle in order to engage in a police pursuit is also classed as cop baiting.

3.3 Unrealistic Phone Use - Using a phone while in Police custody/Prison is considered failRP - this includes using the SMS service or tweeting.

3.4 Kidnapping Police Command - Commissioner £25k, Deputy Commissioner £20k, Assistant Commissioner £17.5k, Deputy Assistant Commissioner £15k, Commander £14k, Chief Superintendent £13k, Superintendents £12k, other ranking officers £10k.

3.5 If the police have a taser aimed at you (this is classed as a non-lethal) by RP standards you are ok to run but NOT to attack due to game mechanics. This does not apply to firearms.

3.6 If you refuse to give your ID over to the Police they are allowed to get your ID by obtaining a DNA test or finger print test at the police station. When they do this you

must show them your ID by pressing your F3 menu. The police must be at the police station to do this.

3.7 Police must not use their taser to puncture vehicle tyres. Doing so is classed as fail rp and you will be warned / banned.

EMS

3.8 Unrealistic Revival - When you are revived, you’re in medical custody until a member of the NHS releases you. You may not simply run off once revived by a medic. NLR DOES APPLY.

3.9 NHS cannot be killed or kidnapped if there are only two on active duty.

3.10 Improper NHS Kidnapping - NHS cannot be killed or kidnapped without sufficient reasoning to do so: i.e they refuse to cooperate even when threatened.

3.11 Robbing NHS - You are not allowed to rob any NHS members under any circumstances. 

3.12 Revives - NHS reserve the right to revive who they wish, BPM & Blood loss are not a determining factor. 

3.13 Medkits are only to be obtained and used by NHS staff on duty, if caught using these off duty you will face a warning or possible suspension.

3.14 No combat reviving. e.g. Reviving any player during an active fight. You may only revive someone after the scene is clear, or if the entire opposing gang/police is eliminated. After being revived, NLR does apply. Reviving during an active fight will be classed as failure to value life and BadRP.

Mechanics

3.15 Any mechanics found upgrading their own cars or friends' cars for free or not paying the correct amount will be removed from their job instantly and the cars will be deleted out of the garage. You will also receive a ban for a period of time.  

Initiation Rules (Inc RDM) 

4.0 You are responsible for making sure that the initiation is clear and heard by the opposing party, other initiation is not valid, your demands must be clear. e.g. "hands up " is not a valid initiation. Valid initiation would be "Put your hands up or you’ll be shot". It is your responsibility to make sure you've selected the shout voice option before initiating to ensure all members hear your initiation for it to be valid.
 4.1 Initiation Lasts 10mins, meaning once that 10mins is up you must forget said initiation.

4.2 To initiate you must have a visible weapon in your hands, not on your back, and give a clear demand. You must also be visible to the player initiating on. 

4.3 You must verbally initiate on a player or group before you taze/attack or shoot at them. You must give them time to obey your commands before attacking them. 

4.4 Sirens do not count as initiation, nor does a police officer walking up to your car.

4.5 To initiate as a group, you must be wearing the same clothing and colours as your other party members. (I.E, uniform & Vests (bags, masks and headwear isn't included).

4.6 You can only initiate through voice, not text message for example /me put your hands up.

4.7 Using your vehicle as a weapon is prohibited unless your life is in danger, I.E a group of players are surrounding your vehicle and they have proven to be a direct threat to life and the only way to get out is to run someone over. This does not mean you are to continue running said person over as that will be classed an VDM.

4.8 You may not execute anyone who complies to all your demands, Unless for a valid RP reason, determined by an Admin (A clip must be shown).

4.9 You may not initiate using a vehicle for example ramming a player on purpose. 

4.10 If someone damages you with a weapon or vehicle with clear malicious intent, you may defend yourself if required without being pushed for RDM. A clip that shows complete proof must be provided.

4.11 Suicide Ramming and crashing it into other people and other cars with malicious intent, is strictly prohibited.(even if your car has bars on it).

Green Zones 

Green zones are “Safe” areas where players are able to convene without hostile interruption. They are not safe havens from the law however, Police can attempt to arrest you. You must not abuse the boundaries of any marked zone on the map. Using the boundary to troll / taunt or temporarily gain protection is forbidden. 

1. All Hospitals (Interior and Exterior)

2. All Police Stations (Interior and Exterior)

3. Job Centre (Interior and Exterior)

4. All mechanics & car dealers (Interior only)

5. Clothes stores & Hair dressers

5.0 You must not attempt to kill anyone in a green zone unless it’s been initiated outside and the players involved have run into the green zone.

5.1 Lethal weapons must not be visible within green zones at all times. Failure to follow this rule will result in a warning and potentially a kick from the server (Police and whitelisted gangs are exempt from this rule).

5.2 You must not attempt to initiate other players in a green zone unless you’re a whitelisted gang or it’s for an rp sit authorised by admins. 

5.3 You must not steal a vehicle from the green zone. 

5.4 You may not retreat into a green zone in order to avoid hostile roleplay, whilst in hostile roleplay or whilst under ongoing initiation. (if you do this initiation is still valid) 

5.5 Defaults - Default Danny's are not permitted to be robbed at all in the server.


Robberies

6.0 You must talk to the police negotiator and you may not take them hostage or harm them until negotiations are called off. 

6.1 Bank Robberies must have 4 cops online to start the bank heist.

6.2 Interjection of Robberies - You're not allowed to interject with ongoing Bank Heists or Store Robberies, once you leave the robbery other gangs are then allowed to interjet and try to rob you. 

6.3 Individual players are to initiate into an RP scenario. This means you can't just ram into a car to kill or help another player in their scenario.


Other Rules

7.0 You are not permitted to use the /register or /chardel command without permission from a mod or above, if you are found to be exploiting your character will be wiped.(includes money and cars).

7.1 Lawyer RP is not permitted unless authorised by an Admin.

7.2 Your name must be recognizable, Steam names must not involve misc symbols and your character's name must be realistic, this rule also applies to dates of birth.

7.3 You must use /ooc for all out of character communication but kept to a minimum. This is mainly used by new players asking questions. Abusive comments will result in removal from the server.

7.4 If you believe you should be compensated for items on the server, please provide proof of items with a video with a timestamp included. Without valid proof you will not receive items. 

7.5  If you are banned, you must go to the #ban-appeals section in the discord. You are NOT to message staff regarding your ban. If you are banned by the anti-cheat and believe it to be accidental, you must show video proof of what happened. The staff team works on a hierarchy, please don't message admins for minor situations etc.


Gangs

8.0 Gang killings are permitted. But killings and everything surrounding must be RPed out correctly.

8.1 You and your fellow gang members must wear the same mask and shirt / jacket - failing to do so will make you exempt to gang initiation rules. 

8.2 Everything must be RP'ed out where possible, as little as possible should be done outside of character. 

8.3 The Police must be avoided as much as possible and should be treated like they would in real life. You are only allowed to kidnap / kill police officers if it makes sense in RP. Shooting a traffic cop for pulling you over in a general traffic stop is not a valid reason to shoot them. Also, any OOC disrespect will be punished. 

8.4 Gang leader killings are not permitted unless pre-planned and the plan / reason is presented to the kingpin. You can't simply go and claim you've "wiped" a gang without gaining permission first. 

8.5 You must initiate outside of a vehicle unless you have a pistol or submachine gun pointed out of the vehicle. Initiation from inside of a vehicle without a gun pointed out of the vehicle is not valid initiation. 

8.6 If you're communicating in discord whilst RP'ing you must also be communicating the same exact thing in game too. 

8.7 You can't RP fitting any tracking devices to vehicles as they are not permitted at all. This will be classed as powergaming. 

8.8 All weapons issued out to whitelisted gangs by the kingpin must be stored in the gang armoury. Not doing so will result in a ban . Un-whitelisted gangs can keep their guns and items where they wish. 

8.9 Maximum of 8 Members per whitelisted gang. Unwhitelisted gangs are only permitted to have 6.

8.10 Gangs must not wear bullet resistant headgear or use cigars to sponge bullets. All other GBGC Rules still apply.

8.11 Gangs should not ally with other players, gangs, or security groups to increase their effective size unless authorised by the Kingpin.

8.12 Gangs should not harass or otherwise disrupt the gameplay of other players.

8.13 Conflicts between gangs should remain civil and within RP at all times. OOC behaviour will not be tolerated and punishment will be issued.

8.14 GBGC Kingpin reserves the right to disband or un-whitelist any gang that breaks server rules or behaves in an overly toxic manner. 

8.15 All gang money and weapons are to be stored within the gang kitty / armoury. Weapons can only be stored in a vehicle when the vehicle is in use. Any weapons stored in personal houses / vehicles will be confiscated.

8.16 Robbing Police - You are not allowed to rob weapons from the police under any circumstance. If you kidnap a police officer for a valid reason then use /me commands to take their coms / weapons.

8.17 Raiding PD without VALID reasoning - (which outweighs the risk) is not permitted.

8.18 Hacker / Exploiter Association - Anyone found associating with a modder, hacker or exploiter will face the same punishment as said hacker.

8.19 10 percent rule - If you are found to break one of the rules listed above you will be fined 10% of your bank as well as a punishment within the server.


Drive By Rules

8.20 Police Drive bys - Police are not permitted to use the drive by feature UNLESS their life is in immediate danger and have been initiated on.

8.21 melee / Kicks - Melee killing / kicking is not permitted, anyone found abusing this will be banned from the server for 3 days.

8.22 Pistol only - When in the driver's seat of a vehicle you are only permitted to use a pistol and be stationary. Meaning you are not permitted to shoot from a moving vehicle as a driver. If you hold an SMG and are in the passenger seat you are permitted to shoot.