1. You must conduct yourself respectfully both in, and out of RP.
Derogatory remarks including, but not limited to race, gender, religion, disabilities or sexual preference will not be tolerated.
Toxic behavior of any kind will see you ejected from our community, no matter if you’re initiating it or retaliating.
At the end of the day, this IS a popularity contest. We are literally hand-picking the people that we want in our circle.-- our friends.
And, we are in no way obligated to include, or keep you as part of Crimelab Roleplay if you are deemed unfit to participate for any reason.
2. You should have a working microphone.
A lack of one upon joining is to be brief.
Whitelisted employees must have one from day one.
3. You must be able to speak, understand, and read English.
4. You must have access to discord.
It is Crimelab Roleplay’s primary method of communication outside of FiveM.
5. Use the appropriate Discord channels when posting based on the context of your post.
6. If an issue arises which requires staff attention, always follow the chain of command, beginning with the lowest on the totem pole,
after you’ve productively done all that you can to resolve the conflict independently.
7. DO NOT approach staff in-game regarding out of character issues whatsoever-- unless there is a cheater on the server!
8. Don’t be a back seat admin.
9. The advertising of any media unrelated to Crimelab Roleplay is strictly prohibited, Please report it.
10. Steam, Discord, and character names which are deemed offensive or inappropriate will not be accepted.
Staff reserve the right to change your discord name, as well as request that you change any unacceptable in-game character, or Steam ID’s.
11. If you witness, or fall victim to someone who is breaking the rules, or generally spoiling the fun for others,
the appropriate way to handle it is, to utilize the “Report” channel on discord.
Include your Steam ID, the offender(s) Steam ID/Player number, discord name, what took place, and visual PROOF whenever possible.
You may also use the “/report” command.
12. If you are in-game, you are IN character, and should always address others as such.
There should be no references made which would lead anyone to believe that we’re playing a video game while on FiveM.
13. Other than “/report”, the in-game chat box is for IN character interaction ONLY.
14. Provided that you are a skilled pilot, flying private planes in the appropriate areas, and manner is allowed.
15. The airstrip/hangers are public domain.-- it's fine to race there, socialize, have car meets, ect.
16. Military vehicles are completely off-limits.
17. Metagaming, Powergaming, and RDM are prohibited.
Knowingly utilizing information which you didn’t gain knowledge of in-character.
Including but not limited to the use of Twitter chats, gameplay streams, and Discord in order to unfairly advance your character’s situation.
Sprinting/fighting as soon as you leave the hospital, or are revived by medics.
Talking/organizing while downed, detained, or incarcerated.
Roleplaying unrealistic scenarios, (like superpowers).
Not using “/me” to notify people of something that they should be aware of, but have no other method of noticing.
Not realistically fearing for your life when you are threatened with weapons or severe harm.
Inserting yourself negatively into a scene which is unrelated to you.
Initiating multiple robberies, or other felony scenarios simultaneously in an attempt to divide police efforts.
Attacking another player/group without any story/roleplay leading up to it. - No terrorists.
If you’re interested in a scenario that could be viewed as stepping on someone else’s toes, run it by them behind the scenes beforehand.
The most beneficial thing you can do for Crimelab Roleplay is to be active in, and out of game, and bring other quality people to us.
Upon joining the Discord, you are expected to greet the community in some form to let them know that you’re here, and which role that you intend to occupy.
Failure to do so shows a lack of initiative, could be seen as a liability and creates unnecessary confusion,
thus you will eventually be removed from the Discord as a result, but are welcome to return under new circumstances.
Tenured members must also maintain contact in order to keep their roles.
There will be various staff announcements that require your acknowledgement,
as well as periodic server-wide voice chat meetings which demand your attendance whenever absolutely possible.
Your overall activity and interest in us shows support, respect, encouragement, and makes all the effort worthwhile.
A lack of effort in this field shows the exact opposite, and diminishes our interest in you in return.
As a player on Crimelab Roleplay, you will have the opportunity to interact with characters from all walks of life.
From government officials and law enforcement, to small business owners, various types of criminals, even your average “Joe Blow”.
The goal is, for all players to provide each other with immersive, story-driven scenarios to further a character’s life story.
We seek a product that is much closer related to an episodic TV show than the run-and-gun/win and lose mentality of traditional GTA Online.
You are technically considered critically injured as opposed to dead unless you choose to write off your character.
If you are downed and respawn at the hospital, you don’t remember your “death”. You are not to respawn if you’ve been advised that police or EMS are on the way.
If you are forced to respawn, don’t do it immediately. Following your revival, you are to steer clear of that scene until it has concluded.
Always remember that, being “downed” or “downing” someone is a massive deal. It’s your/their life, and should be treated with the utmost importance.
If someone is compliant to all of your demands and ultimatums, you can not kill them.
If they are not compliant and non-cooperative, then you do not have to value their life.
A player may decide that events in their character’s story have led to the character being killed off forever.
The death of a character can have a big impact, not only on their story, but also the stories of the characters connected to your character.
If you decide to “permadeath”, all you need to do is roleplay the scenario out with emergency services,
by using the “/me” command to give the EMS characters the correct indicators.
Example: “ /me: Has no pulse.”, leading towards “ /me: Has died due to their injuries.”
Exploiting game mechanics of any kind is unacceptable and disrespectful.
Example: Duplicating items, or finding loopholes to gain an excessive amount of money with little to no effort, and failing to report it.
If you are downed (via accident or victim of a crime) you must wait for police or EMS to arrive.
When help arrives, both sides should strive to provide a fruitful scenario for each other.
EMS will act in a professional manner during the situation and the civilian will roleplay out their injuries to the best of their ability.
Use “/me” to provide extra information such as vitals, and other things that aren’t conveyed verbally.
You don’t need to be “downed” in order to reach out to EMS. EMS personnel are immune to victimization.
Police will also behave in a professional manner towards the public and each other,
while the public will provide a base level of respect that one would generally show police, or humans in general.
Be mindful of when in police custody, and provide info through the use of the /me command for police to use in their investigations.
Also, be mindful of the fact that it is not the ‘goal’ of the police to arrest you,
and the last thing that they want to have to do is shoot someone.
Like everyone else, they also want immersive, fulfilling, and unique scenes to play out.
Don’t come in looking to become a wealthy kingpin on day one.
Let your character make connections and learn how crime works in this city before making big moves like robbing banks or taking on potential rivals.
You may mug someone for a maximum amount of $2000 per session/day. Include some form of it in text-- roleplay it out.
Victims are permitted to defend themselves in a realistic fashion.
Do not steal emergency service vehicles that can't be locked.
You can not force another civilian to sign their vehicle over to you.
If you do not want to be held hostage, you may defend yourself in a realistic fashion.
As a hostage, you must comply with the demands of your kidnapper.
Kidnappers are not allowed to “down” their hostage unless they don't comply.
The last thing a player should seek is negative police attention.
Second to your health, you should be mindful of your freedom.
Take being jailed seriously. But, on the other hand, realize that being in police custody isn’t the end of the world.
You don’t have to run, or shoot on every scene. The stop could be as simple as a verbal warning or wellness check.
Consider the logic behind each action.
Exorcise your own internal cool down clock between major crimes to give everyone a chance to regroup and restore order.
Expect extensive jail time and fines for habitual offenders.
Practice some restraint, because if you become too chaotic, police and players alike will simply begin to ignore you.
PvP is NOT to take place inside of these areas for any reason- Hospital, PDM, Police station.
These players are held to the highest standard in terms of activity, roleplay ability, maturity, and leadership.
Only the most mature players are chosen to maintain these roles. They are a privilege, and are not to be abused or taken for granted.
Anyone caught committing a crime under a character ID that is expected to keep a clean record-- such as police, paramedic, or mechanic risks losing that position.
You are free to play the role of your choosing upon entry into the server, but if your presence is requested at your whitelisted job, you must fulfill that role.
ONLY people who have been accepted for these roles through our discord may do the job or wear the attire in-game, including the AI emergency service vehicles.
Please, be aware that these rules and guidelines are subject to change as Crimelab Roleplay evolves.
We’re not asking for perfection, but simply the best effort that you are truly capable of.
Thank you for taking the time to study our guide, and we hope that you enjoy Crimelab to the fullest extent that the law will allow!
Crimelab Roleplay staff.