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Community Announcement: Server Rules Update

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

Server Rules Update
June 11th, 2019


Dear Eclipse Community,

Following a recent staff meeting, we've reviewed our server rules and decided to make some minor adjustments which could affect you. Please read through this short update as the changes are effective after midnight UTC, June 12th.

11. Powergaming

We've seen an increased amount of players trying to perform alternative role-play such as hiding their keys or license and then using this role-play to influence future role-play, e.g. when you're stopped by the police and claim that you have no license on you.  Because of this, we'll be adding the following line to the powergaming rule:

  • If you perform an action which will influence potential RP in the future, you must have OOC evidence of performing said RP. E.g. hiding your keys/license and not having them on you. Your OOC evidence should consist of a recording or screenshot and it needs to be timestamped (/time). This RP would only be valid for 48 hours or until your character dies and NLR is triggered. The time limit does not apply to rule 7.

And just to clarify, this is not a "new" rule, this is the ideology that the staff team has followed since the beginning. We wanted to add this for easier understanding among our players.

13. Fear Roleplay (FRP)

There is no major change to this rule, but rather clarifications. Many players have thought our examples to be a list of final examples, but to make it clear, we'll be adding a clarification that the list is not final for both examples of when your life is considered to be in danger and not in danger.

Under the examples of where your life is not considered to in danger, we'll be rewording the following line "
• When you are in a vehicle which engine is not stalled." to "• When you are in a car which engine is not stalled." This means that on a motorcycle, whether the engine is on or off, your life is considered to be in danger if someone walks up to you at close range with a gun, as the motorcycle provides zero protection.
 

14. Deathmatch (DM)

Our VOIP has become more stable In-Game in comparison to when these rules were written. At times where VOIP isn't working, we've got a command to reset your VOIP (/voicereset 1>3). We aim for smooth role-play in the community, and that means you shouldn't have to relay demands or communicate with other players using text unless you absolutely have too (e.g. no microphone, other reasons).

Because of an improved VOIP system, we've changed "
You must give demands via text if used as a reason to attack as VOIP isn’t always heard." to "If a player informs you that your VOIP isn’t working, you must either fix your VOIP using /voicereset or use text to deliver your demand(s)." What this means is that it falls on the responsibility of whoever is having demands are given to them to inform the other party that their VOIP isn't working through OOC chats (/pm, /b or /ooc), and if informed, the player giving demands must either fix their VOIP or use text as the rule dictates.
 

MISCELLANEOUS CLARIFICATIONS 


Carrying bodies & Powergaming

We'd like to inform the community that it is considered power gaming to be randomly or without RP, picking up the body of an injured player. You have to role-play properly with injured players using /me and /do. This is not a new rule, it's only something that seems to have slipped through the cracks for the majority of our players. 

Driving vehicles and leaving them on roofs of No Crime Zones

We've noticed this being a trend and we do not condone it. We find it very unrealistic to drive e.g. a motorcycle up on the roof of a bank and leaving it there. Should we catch players in the act or find their vehicles on No Crime Zone roofs, we'll be impounding the vehicle and potentially punishing the player for Non-Roleplay. This is not the sort of behavior that we want in the community.

Leaving Cars in No Crime Zones for the sole purpose of using them as a stash vehicle

The Staff Team brought up a concerning topic of players utilizing No Crime Zones as a safe haven for their stash vehicles, and this is not the idea behind No Crime Zones. If you leave your car at a No Crime Zone where it can't be interacted with by other players for the sole purpose of storing illegal contraband in it, we will be impounding your vehicle, potentially taking items from it and punishing the player for No Crime Zone Violation. 

Scratching Radios & Obtaining Frequencies from others

We no longer support the idea of scratching/damaging radios through role-play to influence potential role-play situations. There are too many loopholes that can be exploited and we quite frankly do not want to support it. If you know that you're stepping into a situation that might put you at a disadvantage, dispose of your radio, hide or somewhere, or change its frequency before someone gets ahold of it. Players can still utilize /me and /do to check the frequency of your radio, and as per power-gaming rules, you are expected to answer truthfully. 

We will be introducing script support in the future to be able to "damage" your radio and see frequencies of radios in your possession. There is no ETA on this but it has been discussed and planned for implementation.

General Toxicity & Unhealthy Behavior on Discord 

We would also like to emphasize on the fact that the Eclipse Discord server and all discords associated with Eclipse Roleplay is considered to be a part of our platform. In these servers our general community rules apply, that means that you can be banned from our community (not only discord ) should you show that you're not contributing positively to the community. Some examples of these are; Harassment of factions or members through text or images; Using Extreme Offensive language to another community member or staff. This is nothing new, but we've come to an understanding that some community members seem to think our discord server is a free for all playground where there are no consequences for their words or actions.


On an end note, We'd like to remind all of our players to play fair. Enjoy the game and the role-play it brings, don't log in with the attitude of winning all situations you come across, let role-play dictate the outcome of your situations and accept a loss once in a while.  We do not condone the play to win attitude.

Yours,

Eclipse Staff

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