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City Life RPG (CLRPG): Rules & Player Code of Conduct
READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RULES! IT IS VITAL TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION!
As a new member, you have a responsibility to READ and UNDERSTAND the RULES which are the backbone to the harmonious running of the community.
FAILURE to read and understand the rules will automatically result in your IMMEDIATE EJECTION from the community.
You have been warned.

Contents:
1.0 Members

2.0 Behaviour

3.0 Misuse and Abuse

4.0 Teamspeak

5.0 In-Game

6.0 Police Department and In-Game Justice System

7.0 Disciplinary Procedure

8.0 Administrators and Hierarchy

9.0 Glossary
10.0 Reviews/Updates/Amendments

1.0 Members [TOP]
1.1 New Members
City Life aims to make all new members feel welcome and confident in their role.

  • Current members found to be disrupting their development may be removed from the server.
  • Ingame you can see a symbol above new players heads, an "L" indicates that this player has less than 12 hours of playtime and a "P" indicates more than 12 hours but less than 24 hours of playtime. These symbols can be removed via the Player Quick Menu: "Settings > Remove noob marker".

1.2 Essential Software
All members must legally purchase and own the original versions:

1.3 Honesty
…is disclosing all relevant background information. Members with undesirable pasts (e.g. previous bans; not exhaustive) are encouraged to disclose any information that may affect your eligible suitability for City Life membership.

  • Those who choose not to disclose such information will be identified and may result in the online publication of your game Identification (ID) and IP. (If you do not agree do not sign up)

1.4 Personal Details
City Life requires particular details of all its members.

  • To register, this information must be submitted. Once submitted, the information will not be removed under any circumstances.
  • Members are required to provide their correct details including your correct date-of-birth. Failure to provide correct information will result in your immediate ban, no exceptions.
  • GDPR hunters we are a non-profit community and do not have consumers/customers or services and do not use any data that can ID you other than for banishment purposes our servers are hosted outside the EU so we do not need to be GDPR compliant other than our promise to not ever use the data we have in conjunction with any 3rd parties, (If you do not agree do not sign up).

1.5 Age limit
All Members MUST be a minimum of 14 years of age. This is due to age-restricted in-game content and player culture.

  • The minimum age a member can register is ON or AFTER the date of their FOURTEENTH birthday. Registrations prior to this will not be accepted and may result in your account being banned.
  • Failure to provide a valid ID due to an age mismatch will result in your account being banned.

1.6 Language
All members are required to have a good ability to speak, read, write and understand the English language.

  • All posts submitted to the forums must be completed in the English language; no exceptions.
  • Members who persistently display difficulty in communicating with other members may be asked to take a sabbatical to improve their English skills.
  • Those who persistently do not or cannot communicate effectively and do not show signs of improvement may be asked to leave the community.

1.7 User-names
User-names MUST only contain letters from A-Z and/or numbers from 0-9. They must NOT contain spaces, special symbols or non-English lettering. User-names ARE case sensitive.

  • User-names MUST be identical on the Forum, Game server and Teamspeak. If a member is found to have differing Usernames, the will be advised to make the relevant amendments. Failure to do so will result in a member report.
  • Role-play(RP) names are an in-game system and are not bound by this rule.
  • User-name amendments are not permitted at the Member's request.
  • User-names MUST not only contain numbers.

1.8 City Life Launcher
Members MUST always use the official City Life launcher to connect to the game server in order to reduce the risk of abuse.

  • If you are found to be launching into the server using anything but the official City Life launcher you will receive a member report.

1.9 Inactive accounts
City Life operates a “Snooze-u-Loose” Policy whereby inactive accounts will be discontinued to keep all members active participants in the community.

  • To keep both a website and game server account alive and active you are advised to visit both the website and game server regularly and inside the deadline (28 days; four weeks).
  • Accounts that are inactive for more than 28 days may be reset.

1.10 Fake emails
When signing up for City Life RPG you need to use your real email address and NOT a fake email address or an email address that does not belong to you, one-time emails will be banned. 

  • Emails that do not point to a real domain server
  • Emails that are offensive or racist in nature
  • Emails that are created on a short-term basis
  • Emails that are only created for the purpose of signing up on our servers

1.11 NDA

When signing up for City Life RPG you agree that any and all development that has taken place is for the use at City Life RPG.

  • You may not redistribute our content
  • You cannot use any of the content created for projects in the future without express permission from the owner of city life rpg
  • You will remain credited for all the work you created in the online readme's unless you were disgracefully discharged from your role
    Your sign up is your digital signature.

1.12 VAC banned
VAC banned players are not welcome

  • If you have VAC ban less than 200 days old while being in the validation process, your application may be denied if no sufficient reason given and your account will be banned.
  • If you are a returning member and have past VAC bans this will be looked at case by case.

2.0 Behaviour [TOP]
2.1 General Respect
City Life recognises that the nature of the game may occasionally involve a level of role-played abusive language and other adult content. However;

  • Such content that is considered outside the realms of roleplay will not be tolerated.
  • Petty arguments and bickering will also not be tolerated.

2.2 Discrimination
City Life respects and promotes equality, diversity, self-expression.

  • Such language may be used in a role-playing scenario if it does not cause offence to others present.
  • Members who use gender, race, religion, physical/mental ability, background, etc. in a derogatory manner on the servers, forums or TS will be member reported and receive a punishment at the Member Report Committee’s discretion.
  • Repeated incidents may result in a permanent ban.

2.3 Profanity/Cursing/Swearing
City Life promotes a relaxed environment and diverse culture. There are no current restrictions on cursing. However;

  • City Life promotes members to be mindful of others. Those who repeatedly cause offence may be member reported and receive a punishment at the Member Report Committee’s discretion.

2.4 Rage Quitting
…is the intentional disconnection from the server/website/internet to avoid undesirable events including, although not exhaustive of; roleplaying within the game, debate/argument with members, etc. City Life promotes fair play and sportsmanship; those who chose to Rage Quit to avoid unwanted negative effects are not practising these qualities.

  • Players who are required to disconnect during an event that may be alleged under Rage Quitting should inform all relevant parties involved the reasons for the disconnection.
  • Those who legitimately disconnect during undesirable events must endeavour to make relevant arrangements to recommence a true reflection of role play concerned.
  • Those players who Rage Quit or do not seek to resolve a roleplay event after returning from a legitimate disconnection will receive a member report.

2.5 Breaking Character

Breaking Character (BC) is defined as discussing out of game matters (relating to the game) while in the game. For example, talking about a possible rule break or another member's poor role-playing skills is considered Breaking Character and will result in a member report. Instead, stay within character and finish that situation before you follow the Chain of Command to resolve the issue.

2.6 Failure to Roleplay

  • Failure to Roleplay_(FTR), is defined as abusing systems and keybindings to gain an advantage over other players. A good example of this would be binding and spam a key to get in the driver's seat of a vehicle while being cuffed.
  • Using any form of communication in or out of the game whilst cuffed, in custody or dead. (This does not include the in-game voice chat!)
  • When cuffed, in custody or dead you are not allowed to use the chat, radios, 311s, 141s or TS to give out any information to other players to aid an escape or affect the RP scenario.

3.0 Misuse and abuse [TOP]
3.1 Multiple Accounts
City Life allows ONE account ONLY per member. Members are responsible for ensuring that only one account is created per household, internet connection, phone landline or ISP contract.

  • Creating/using multiple accounts on the Forum/Game Server (GS)/Team Speak (TS) is not permitted under any circumstances. City Life Rogue Detection Systems (RDT) will identify and highlight any Internet Protocol (IP) and/or Personal Computer (PC) with more than one membership account. This will result in an immediate block of the accounts concerned and the permanent ban of the IP and PC without appeal.
    There is an exception to this rule however if you have separate phone lines/IP addresses you can sign up just do not switch to the other account as that will flag a duplicate account and both will be banned. (This is still one account per member).
  • City Life apologises for any inconvenience this may cause with friends and families living in the same household. We regret to inform these members that there will be no exceptions under any circumstances. City Life recommends that alternative arrangements are sought where possible in order to maintain legitimate accounts.
  • Members who have forgotten their account details are advised to contact an Admin or create a post in the Help sections on the Forum. Do not create another account; this will result in a ban.
  • Members are responsible for their own accounts. Should a member forget their account details, connect using incorrect details and/or require an account reset, members will be required to donate £5 via PayPal. This is to encourage members to maintain their accounts positively. Do not create another account; this will result in a ban.

3.2 Server Spamming
… is the repeated and prolific disconnection followed rapidly by re-connection during short bursts. This can cause significant server lag. This may be caused by poor internet connection, ineffective game file set-up or malicious attacks.

  • Members found spamming any City Life system will receive a member report. This includes, but is not limited to; 911/141/311/ATC, Forums, TS3, in-game chat, email and Instant Messaging (IM).
  • Spamming is not an accepted method of punishment or complaint. Those with issues are advised to follow the Complaints Policy and Chain of Command below.

3.3 Prohibited Software
The use of Proxy/Anonymous IP Software is not permitted under any circumstances.

  • The use of such software for any reason will result in a member report.

3.4 Cheating
As stated, City Life promotes fair play and sportsmanship. To that end, City Life does not accept members using any method to cheat by creating beneficial opportunities, improving statistics, breaching rules, foul play, etc. (this list is by no means exhaustive).

  • Where cheating is suspected, members are advised to follow the Chain of Command, discretion is advised. Whistleblowers are encouraged to provide evidence (e.g. video record) to aid Admins investigation. Malicious allegations of cheating will also not be tolerated and may result in a member report.
  • Members alleged to be cheating will be subject to Admin investigation.
  • Subject to the outcome, members may be permanently removed from City Life servers and the server RPT files sent to the appropriate authorities.
  • Evidence may also be passed to Bohemia Interactive (BI) for assessment and appropriate action.

3.5 Hackers
City Life endeavours to minimise the negative effects of hacking on its members.

  • Members are discouraged from generating publicity for hackers via gossip, forum posts, etc.
  • Where hacking is suspected, members are encouraged to follow the Chain of Command, discretion is advised. Whistleblowers are encouraged to provide evidence (e.g. video record) to aid Admins investigation. Malicious allegations of hacking will also not be tolerated and may result in a member report.

3.6 Player Leaching
…is a member poaching/encouraging other members to join another server/game without the expressed permission of a Super Admin and/or without this benefiting CL.

  • Members alleged to be leeching other members may receive a member report dependant on severity/frequency.
  • Members who have been poached to another server/game and wish to return to City Life may only do so at Super Admins discretion. Various restrictions may be placed on your account which may be subject to review.
  • Returning leached member will be banned permanently if leeching continues.

3.7 Content Leaching
…is the use, copy, theft, etc. of City Life game/server content without the expressed permission of Super Admins.

  • City Life content is solely created and distributed by Super Admins only. Members are NEVER permitted to share, sell, amend, publish, claim credit, etc. (not exhaustive) of any City Life content, no exceptions.
  • Members alleged breaching this rule will be subject to Super Admin investigation. Subject to the outcome, members may be placed on account restrictions or permanently banned.

3.8 Metagaming
This term is based on the situation where you are using an external system to gain an advantage in the game and will be member reported.

  • Youtube videos
  • Live/Delayed Streams of any kind
  • TS3 Channels/Lights/Activities
  • Skype
  • Any communication system outside of the City Life servers
  • Players who are currently on the server are not permitted to view other players streams who are also online at the same time.(unless permission is given by the steamer and in the case that the streamer is a COP/EMT they will need to get permission from their commander)

3.9 Using / Sharing Exploits

An Exploit is defined as the use of a bugged or glitched part of the game systems to gain an unfair advantage over other players. Bugs and Glitches must be immediately reported using the feedback tracker at http://feedback.cityliferpg.com

Failure to report a bug or glitch and knowingly using it to gain an unfair advantage may lead to a member report.

3.10 Trolling

All players must respect each other, doesn’t matter what side they play on.
This includes but is not limited to:

  • Annoying behaviour (After being asked to stop being repetitive (E.G. Making noise for no reason for a long time))
  • Deliberately trying to ruin a players game experiences by being a fool to them
  • Harassment by calling someone salty or alike
  • Activating any alarms for no RP reason.
  • Detaining anyone in an interview room without an officer present or charges being read for a prolonged period
     

3.11 Video evidence
Video evidence is required when a rule break is suspected.

  • The video has to show the entire incident from beginning to end.
  • The video can’t be edited, if it is, it won’t be accepted. (RAW footage only) 
  • It has to be uploaded to a video hosting site of your choice and be ready when needed.

4.0 Teamspeak (TS) [TOP]

4.1 Game Server
All players must be logged on and active on the City Life Teamspeak 3 server to play on the game server.

  • City Life operates a strict “No mic, take a hike” Policy. Players found using voice changers will be member reported.

4.2 Channel/TS Kick
…is the removal from a TS channel. Only Admins have the authorisation to remove members from any server. Players may be kicked/removed from any channel or TS for the following reasons:

  • Spamming including music.
  • Open microphone silence or without a valid reason for a period of over 30 seconds.
  • Serious abusive language.
  • Super Admins may overrule the above and remove members at their discretion. Bans and removals may be reviewed by Super Admins at random to reduce misuse.

4.3 Server Status
Members are only permitted to join the game server if the “Status” channel is OPEN.

  • Do NOT join if the Status is Down or Restarting as this will result in a member report.
  • Persistent incidents will result in a permanent ban.

5.0 In-game [TOP]
5.1 Server Statistics (Stats) Reset
…is the resetting of ALL members accounts including player stats at the Super Admins discretion. This is to enable members to adopt new roles or change sides and to filter inactive accounts for a more efficient server. Members will be required to re-register an account on the Game Server. CL, under any circumstances, will NEVER refund the following on a stats reset:

  • Bank balances and/or pocketed cash
  • Vehicles
  • Items held by a player
  • Businesses and/or subsequent profits
  • Houses and/or items contained within
  • Licenses

5.2 Vehicle Storage Hiding
…is the storage of a vehicle during a Police chase when visible and/or within 200 meters distance from Police. Players are not authorised to engage in this.

  • Players found breaching this rule may result in a member report.

5.3 Destruction of Vehicles
…is the theft of another player's vehicle with the intention of destroying it without role play (e.g. driving the vehicle directly into the water, deliberately driving into a wall).
Players are not authorised to engage in this.

  • Players found breaching this rule may result in a member report.

5.4 Stealing/deleting donation items…is the theft of another player's donation item or vehicle with the intention of deleting/destroying it.
Players are not authorised to engage in this.

  • Taking donation items or vehicles with no intention of giving them back in that server session may result in a member report.
  • Deleting gearboxes with donation items in them is not tolerated and may result in a member report.
  • Any other way that you remove a donation item or vehicle from the server will not be tolerated.

5.5 Repossession (Repo) Job
…is a Civilian role within CL. Players who choose to take on this role are advised to abide by the following rules:

  • NEVER drive into a crime scene without the permission of the City Life Police Department (CLPD).
  • NEVER remove a vehicle from the Repo Lot without expressed permission.
  • NEVER drop a vehicle in the middle of a road.
  • NEVER steal items from a reprocessed vehicle.
  • ALWAYS contact the CLPD prior to reprocessing an illegally parked vehicle.
  • ALWAYS post a Repo Log on the forum.

5.6 Buying/selling in-game items
Members have the opportunity to choose various in-game items from the City Life Donation Shop. Members are permitted to buy, sell and/or trade in-game goods or cash.

  • Members are NEVER permitted to buy, sell and/or trade in-game goods or cash for real-world goods, cash, download rights, etc. (not exhaustive).
  • Members found in breach of this rule will result in an account restriction or reset.

5.7 Away From Keyboard (AFK): TS/Game Server
Members are expected to use City Life Servers appropriately and use when in communication with others.

  • Members suspected of being AFK whilst on TS and the Server will be contacted by an Admin. Failure to respond in a timely manner will result in a kick.
  • Members who persistently practice AFK will receive a member report.

5.8 In-game Squad Information (XML's)
Members are encouraged to use safe websites only to improve Server performance. Members are only permitted to use an XML hosted on a non-advert site.

5.9 Death Matching
…is the random killing of one or more players on the Server without valid and/or role-playing reason or for self-seeking gains such as in-game items or player usage slots (not exhaustive). City Life RPG is exactly what it says on the tin. The game aims to reflect real-life.

  • To that extent, players are not authorised to cause the death of another player on the Server for reasons considered outside the realms of real-life reflection role play; this includes Death Matching.
  • This will not be tolerated and those members that are considered acting outside the realms of role play (including Death Matching) will receive a member report.
  • Vehicle Death Matching (VDM) is also covered by the same rules as Death Matching and is to be treated the same way.

5.10 Server Disruption
a ) General:
…is the intentional act to negatively affect the quality of the game.

  • This is inclusive, but not exhaustive; of blocking doors, spamming items, Death Matching and bullying. Such members may have their account Reset or Member Reported.

b ) Destruction of Primary Buildings (i.e. Main Bank, Post Office, ATMs, Factories, Car Shops, Fuel Stations):
…is the intentional damage/destruction of those buildings players use and depend on (listed above).

  • Any member who is alleged to have intentionally damaged/destroyed these primary buildings will receive a member report.
  • Crashing aircraft into populated areas or primary buildings is also a violation of rule 5.10 and may result in a member report.

c ) Destruction of non-essential objects:
…is the intentional destruction/damage of walls, docks, fences, etc. (not exhaustive).

  • Members intentionally destroying/damaging the above without the element of role play will also be in violation of rule 5.10 and may result in a member report.

5.11 Hitman system

The hitman system is a way to get revenge on your enemies through a roleplayed hit
Do:

  • Place hits only if you have a valid roleplay reason.
  • Only take hits you wish to take and what are your own choice.
  • Roleplay a hitman and try to make it fun for all.

Don't:

  • Place hits if its a non-roleplay situation ("I just don't like the guy").
  • Encourage people to take hits that you have placed as this is not roleplaying.
  • Just shooting people without any roleplaying as this is considered random deathmatching.
  • Ask friends to take out hits you have on your self to clear the hit as this will end in a member report for failure to roleplay

5.12 Revive
…is the interaction and subsequent result between a member of the Emergency Medical Team (EMT) and a dead player.

  • Dead players waiting to be revived by the EMTs may have their items removed by other players.
  • The dead player’s body is to remain unaffected. This includes, but not exhaustive; of Tasering, handcuffing, etc.
  • Moving a dead body is permitted only when additional danger is absent and the body is left in a retrievable location e.g hiding inside a rock is not allowed whereas hiding the body in a bush is ok.
  • Players who kill others during re-spawn or revival will receive a member report.

5.13 Side Changing
Players can choose to change roles at any point but must complete a strict transition process.
Members who choose to join the CLPD, the EMT or returning to Civilian status will have their accounts reset. This includes the following:

  • Vehicles on the Map
  • Vehicles in storage
  • Player Items
  • Player Cash
  • Player Bank
  • Player Skills
  • Player Licenses
  • Shop ownership
  • Donation goods (Donation Shop items and  vehicle)
  • Players found transferring cash, items, vehicles, etc. during the transition will have their accounts reset, for example, an Officer giving a Civilian his cash, weapons and some items before returning to the Civilian side is not allowed! Doing this will result in a member report and you may be blacklisted from joining other sides for a period of time.
    Exceptions to this rule:
    You are however allowed to give all your belongings to other players on the same side before switching with no intention of getting them back at a later point.

5.14: EMT's
a ) General
All EMT's are protected players.

  • Other players are not permitted to steal, damage or destroy any vehicle or item that belongs to the EMT service.
  • Breaches will result in a member report.
  • Role play situations are an exception to this rule. The EMT must agree beforehand and check with their command staff first and deaths must be the last resort for said RP situation

b ) NEVER:

  • Block Police or Civilian vehicles.
  • Block criminal vehicles and/or line of fire.
  • Give Police officers a ride during patient transportation.
  • Provide information relating to crimes (unless directly involving an EMT).
  • Take items left by a dead player unless delivering to the player concerned.
  • Revive a player in a combat zone.

c ) SOMETIMES:

  • Fly low within city limits during an emergency only.
  • Charge a fee for a successful revive.
  • Park in the Police multi-story car park.
  • Inform the Police of the location of the victim.

d ) ALWAYS:

  • Non-prejudice and non-judgemental assessment and treatment.
  • Promote multi-agency working by liaising with Police where appropriate.
  • Drive safely.
  • Use lights and sounds and bypass speed restrictions during an emergency only.
  • EMT's have to remain neutral, not supporting or helping any side in a conflict, disagreement, etc. and remain impartial. Failure to remain neutral may result in removal from EMT or a member report.

6.0 Police Department (PD) and in-game Justice System [TOP]

a ) NEVER:

  • Take items left by a dead player unless returning to the player concerned.
  • Call EMT's in a combat zone.
  • Buy/sell weapons across sides

b ) SOMETIMES:

  • Fly low within city limits during an emergency only.

c ) ALWAYS:

  • Promote multi-agency working by liaising with EMT where appropriate.
  • Drive safely.
  • Use lights or sounds and bypass speed restrictions during an emergency only.

6.1 PD Restricted Zones:

  • Inside of the entire Main PD (excludes outside gated areas).
  • Inside any Substation area (includes the outside parking lot, excludes outside the gated areas).
  • Inside Maximum Penitentiary (Max Pen; excludes outside gated areas).
  • Inside entire Jail (excludes outside of jail only if it does not cause any obstruction).
  • Inside the Bank (excludes the foyer/lobby area of the bank).
  • Any area the police actively closes down over 311.
  • Lethal force may be authorised when all other non-lethal avenues have been exhausted or when immediate risk is extreme and requires rapid intervention.

6.2 PD Checkpoint Buildings
…is an existing or purpose-built building for Police activity.

  • Authorised Checkpoint Buildings can be located only in areas with a clear view.
  • Police officers organising the checkpoint must justify such action (e.g. investigations regarding drugs, guns, driving offences; not exhaustive).
  • Main Cop Base road and Market Place connection road are excluded.
  • Police officers are authorised to search any player passing through a checkpoint.
  • Police officers can only arrest players passing through the checkpoint for the purpose of the checkpoint concerned and/or exercising a pre-existing warrant.
  • Offences not within the checkpoint purpose can only receive a verbal warning an confiscation of any illegal items.

6.3 Suspect Detention
The CLPD can detain players during the investigation and evidence collation of any offences concerned.

  • The CLPD is allowed to can detain players for up to one hour.
  • If the punishment for the crimes do not exceed one hour where one hour has been served, the CLPD will release such a player with a verbal apology and $1000 per full 10-minute overstay from expected Jail time as compensation; known as the “Overstay Charge”.
  • If the Overstay Charge is not fulfilled, players are advised to either contact a higher ranking Officer or submit a court request on the forums.

6.4 Player Rights during Arrest
During the arrest, Officers and perpetrators have a responsibility to ensure rights are not breached during an arrest.

  • A perpetrator has the right to know and understands the charges against them, pending Jail time and any withdrawn licences.
  • A perpetrator must be informed of the above prior to entering the Jail premises. This excludes exceptional circumstances including, although not exclusive to, Jail Breaks.
  • Where pending Jail time was not disclosed, Jail time may be cancelled.
  • Where withdrawn licences were not disclosed or withdrawn when entering the Jail cell or after Jail time is set, licences may be reimbursed or compensated.
  • Players are advised to make an official complaint where their rights have been breached.

6.5 Jail Sentence Conditions
Jail time, as stated in subsection 6.4, should be disclosed at the earliest convenience. The following may affect Jail Time:

  • Delay or non-disclosure of Jail Time may result in a reduced sentence.
  • Jail time may be reduced if custody time is spent elsewhere (e.g. vehicles, waiting in cuffs, etc.; not exhaustive) but only when in excess of 25 minutes.
  • Jail Time may be extended if a detainee breaks out of custody thus not serving the sentence. Upon re-arrest, players can expect a 30-minute extension on the original sentence.
  • Jail Time may be extended where valid evidence proving the player's involvement in another crime. Acceptable evidence includes screenshots and/or a video with clear details of the offence and offender.

6.6 Jail Timer
City Life contains an idle system where players are required to keep moving. It is essential to keep moving for in order for Players Jail Time to run efficiently.

  • Detained Players that remain motionless for more than one hour will be issued an idle counter which will cease the Jail Time clock.
  • To recommence the Jail Time clock, detained players must be in-game and active a minimum of every 60 minutes.

6.7 Corporal Punishment
a) The Electric Chair
The Electric Chair is the pinnacle punishment. Players found to be abusing this will receive a member report. The Electric Chair is reserved for only:

  • the most heinous of crimes and/or
  • a sentence exceeding the set time limit of 24+.

b ) The Electric Chair Checklist:
The use of this punishment must involve:

  • Clear evidence of all the crimes concerned.
  • Where a detained player is unable to pay fees, a cap of 2 hours will be placed on execution sentences.
  • An independent review of all evidence is to be undertaken by a Commander.
  • A Super Admin must independently review all evidence.
  • A Super Admin, Commander, EMT must be present at every execution.
  • Where Super Admins and/or Commanders are unavailable, suspects may be detained for an undisclosed period.
  • Post-execution, an EMT will attempt to revive the suspect. If the suspect is revived, a 10-hour Jail sentence in Maximum Security Jail will be imposed. If the suspect remains dead, the player is free to leave.

6.8 The City Life PD Computer
Police are authorised to create and maintain records on any players arrested and/or detained by the Police.

  • Records will be confidential to only the Police.
  • Records will not be removed and amended by Police only with regards to further offences.
  • Players completing the side change transition are not permitted to log into the PD Computer. Breaches may result in a member report.
  • The offender records may be subject to a Stats reset at Super Admins discretion.

7.0 Disciplinary Procedure [TOP]
7.1 Standard Actions
City Life operates the above outlined “Code of Conduct” and those who chose to disrupt the community will face consequences. City Life takes no pleasure in Banning Members and makes every effort to support and encourage Members to maintain their membership. To reflect this, City Life exercises the standard actions system of sanctions which are subject to the severity and/or frequency of the rule breach and are at the discretion of Super Admins. This system includes:

  • Stage One: Verbal Warning.
  • Stage Two: Time-Limited Ban, Account Restrictions/Re-set.
  • Stage Three: Permanent Ban.

7.2 Member Report Procedure
…a Member Report can vary from permanent and/or scheduled restrictions and/or re-education within the community as a result of breaching any rule.

  • Member Reports will not be accepted via TS3. This includes using the Message System incorporated into TS3 or rallying players into channels with the view to discussing Member Reports rallying players to see your perspective.
  • All Member Reports MUST be posted in the Member Report section of the cityliferpg.com Forum and accompanied by supporting evidence (e.g. video footage, sound recording, screenshot; not exhaustive).
  • Member Reports posted without supporting evidence will be discarded without investigation.
  • Member Reports will be reviewed by the Member Report Committee cityliferpg.com and actioned accordingly.

7.3 Fair Punishment Guide

The member report system that we use to deal with any rule breaks makes it difficult to give you a definite answer to what punishment you may receive if you break a certain rule.
Punishments are at the Member Report Committees discretion.
Here are the possible punishments:

  • Verbal Warning
  • Written Warning
  • Final Warning
  • 24 hour Ban
  • 48 hour Ban
  • 7 Day Ban
  • 14 Day Ban
  • Permanent Ban

7.4 Returning from a Ban

  • Players returning from a minimum an of 48 hours may be subject to further sanction under a Conditional Return.
  • Conditional Returns may include account restrictions or re-set and will be at the discretion of Super Admins.
  • Players appealing a Ban may do so by posting the reasons in full in the Unban request.

8.0 Administrators and Hierarchy [TOP]
8.1 City Life Administrator Hierarchy

  • Owner / Head Admin
  • Super Admins
  • Sub Admin
  • Server Admin
  • TeamSpeak Admin
  • Member Report Admin


8.2 Super Admins Support

  • Members are not permitted to approach Super Admins directly and should refer to the Chain of Command.
  • Repeated ignorance may result in a member report at the Super Admins discretion.
  • City Life is proud of the select and dedicated team of volunteers; full forums with enriching topics to answer any questions are also available to members.
  • Super Admins may only be approached via the Chain of Command and ONLY for serious issues.
  • Spamming, technical, verbal or written abuse/threats via e-mail/private messaging/TS/Forums to other members or City Life Administrators (Admins) will not be tolerated.

8.3 Admins Decisions
An Admins decision is final. However:

  • Players may appeal final decisions; one per incident/player.
  • Players appealing decisions are advised to submit the complaint in writing on the relevant Forum section.
  • Members are advised to remain civilised and respectful whether accepting or appealing an Admins decision as issues will only cause delays.
  • Members found to be involving other Admins unnecessarily, essentially causing rifts between Admins, will be Member Reported.
  • Super Admins reserve the right to discretion and hold the overruling decision.
  • Super Admins reserve the right to make any relevant amendments to the Rules and Code of Conduct at any time. Members will be advised of amendments.

8.4 Chain of Command (CoC)/Complaints Policy
City Life aims to run an enjoyable and harmonious RPG to which the members are proud to be a part of. This involves all Members to display respect and fair play to one another. If a Member is made aware of Rule breaches or lack of decorum or sportsmanship, it is their responsibility to follow the Chain of Command, here as follows:

  • Cliki – investigate the complaints relevance and significance.
  • Friends – investigate the frequency and/or severity of the issue.
  • Forum – discuss the issue in writing in the relevant Forum and section.
  • TS Helper Channel – await support.
  • Helper – discuss the issue with a view to managing or pass through the CoC.
  • TS Admin – as above.
  • Sub-Admins - Members are not authorised to contact Sub Admins directly under any circumstances. Failure to comply may result in various time-limited restrictions to your account and delays on the issue being processed.
  • Super Admin - Members are not authorised to contact Super Admins directly under any circumstances. Failure to comply may result in various time-limited restrictions to your account and delays on the issue being processed.

9.0 Glossary [TOP]

  • City Life - City Life
  • RPG - Role Playing Game
  • In-Game - things within the actual game
  • TS3 - Teamspeak
  • Admin - Administrators
  • PD - Police Department
  • Cliki - City Life Wikipedia
  • Channel - slot in TS
  • CoC - Chain of Command
  • Stats - Statistics

10.0 Reviews/Updates/Amendments [TOP]

  • Revised Version Completed and Approved - 01.07.13
  • Edited password rule - 04.07.13
  • Changed the traffic light system - 04.07.13
  • Changed staff list to use BBCode - 04.07.13
  • Fixed up a few typos - 05.07.13
  • Added new ban admins - 12.03.14
  • Added new ts admins - 02.09.14
  • Reworked 6.2 - 02.09.14
  • Added rule 3.8 - 27.11.14
  • Added rule 1.10 - 12.01.15
  • Added NDA 1.11;- 17.01.15
  • Updated rule 3.1 - 15.04.15
  • Updated rule 5.11 - 15.04.15
  • Added rule 3.9 - 06.08.15
  • Added rule 5.4 - 05.09.15
  • Updated rule 3.8 Metagaming - 12/09/15
  • Updated rule 5.14d - 12/09/15
  • Added rule 3.10 - 17/10/15
  • Updated rule 3.10 - 17/10/15
  • Added rule 2.5 - 22/12/15
  • Added to rule 2.6 - 20/04/17
  • Added to rule 1.2 - 25/05/17
  • Updated to rule 1.10 - 08/09/17
  • Updated to rule 3.11 - 27/12/17
  • Updated to rule 5.9 - 05/3/18
  • Fixed some typos - 05/3/18
  • Removed apex downloadable content - 09/5/18
  • Updated a few sections - 04/7/18
  • Updated a few sections thanks to dan and wir3tap - 03/8/18
  • Updated space holder rule 3.9 thanks taikoo- 08/8/18
  • Added rule 5.11 - 09/8/18

 


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