You may swear, but refrain from excessive and direct insults. Basically, don't run around insulting people.
Istant kick offense: Homophobic rhetoric in text or microphone chat.
Instant ban offenses: Spawn block, prop spam, toolgun spam, mass extremely random RDM (rooftop sniping everyone etc).
You may not prop climb. You may, however, use RP entities such as shipments, becki-boxes or even printers, to climb.
Wire & E2 must be used to aid RP in realistic manner, fading doors and the usual stuff. Any E2 deemed to be abusive may be removed.
Please have a valid, roleplay centric reason for demoting people.
'I'm building' is not a reason to propblock, leaving your base open should make people see you have no valuables. Prop blocks may be removed by admins.
Do not Fading Door Abuse. This refers to when you use a button, wire etc.. to quickly close a fading door again after being cracked. Fading doors must stay open at least 8 seconds (see below for more details)
One way props are only allowed when covering MAP windows, see the base rules for more information.
Votes, sales and any form of RP involvement has to be done through /advert and not through OOC.
Do not use any form of command (eg: kill/suicide, change job) to avoid a RP situation.
Physgun beams must be visible.
Having illegal items makes all your items classified as contriband. IE: You have two printers and an ammo shipment. Police can take everything, not just the printers.
Printers may not be bought/sold/traded between players.
There is no need to /advert raid, mugging, or kidnapping. Doing so may see you wanted/warranted by police.
Do not play ear-rape music on radios, this includes within the PD.
StupidWeasel (STEAM_0:1:24400282) is a meta creature and inhabits a different plane of existance to normal players. He does not exist in a roleplay sense & can (most of the time) be safely ignored.
Finally and most importantly, play nice & have fun!
Death, Combat & NLR
Death, Combat & RDM
Never use lethal force first. Killing someone is a last resort, not the first and best option. You need a valid roleplay reason to kill someone.
You may not kill, mug or kidnap at spawn. Spawnkilling is a permaban offense.
You must actually interact with someone to rob them. No keybinds.
While raiding you should only shoot those who are ARMED or you have good reason to believe they will harm you.
You must have reason to kill an unarmed person. Examples would be: RP Robbery, blocking path of escape, refusal to leave property, taking hostile action - 911 calls or being a spy or official hitman tasks
Classification of 'helping a friend'. In RP terms your friends are your gang members, employers etc. You may protect them, defend them, avenge them all to a degree. Remember the aim is to have fun. You may not go on a revenge rampage due to a guy you play with on the odd second Tuesday being on just because you want to RDM someone.
Inciting RDM. Hobo revolutions, killing all cops or your average anti Swedish campaigns. These are not RP, they are excuses to RDM so don't do it. Protests, revolutions, hobos united etc is all allowed but in a proper fashion and not a /job Cop Killa kinda of thing, although in a decent situation a peaceful protest can turn violent etc, but that's not the same as simply shooting people.
Pistols & Shotguns are, by default, legal. Cops may not arrest a player for simply carrying these weapons, and must ask them to put the weapon away. Players who refuse to do so after a resonable period may be arrested. Players may also be arrested for using a legal weapon threateningly (discharging it in the street, for example) <-This rule may be altered by an active mayor->
You're not required to advertise the fact you are raiding, if you do law enforcement officers are welcome to /warrant you immediately (and it may be considered baiting, depending on the circumstances)
Intentionally killing players with a printer ("Printer Bombing") is treated just like attacking them any other weapon. If you've no reason to kill them (ie: they're innocent or unarmed), it'll be treated as if you've broken the applicable rule above (ie: RDM).
However throwing a burning printer out of your base to save your life is common sense and is not RDM.
New Life Rule (NLR)
NLR is an acronym for New Life Rule. New life rule is, simply stated, the rule that states if you die, you must not return to the area of your death for 5 minutes.
If you must pass the place of your death then do not interact with the area or the people involved. Simply walk past the property.
You can not simply stand outside it watching and waiting and then BAM jump in after exactly 5 minutes and murder them.
You can however after 5 minutes insist they leave, if they do not after a few minutes you may murder them at will :)
You may ask the raiders if the raid has expired. Since this is not a pure RP situation you may ask in OOC, however it is preferred to ask in via PM.
If you accidentally kill yourself building then you may return to the place of death.
If you die of accidental death DURING an RP event, such as a base raid, then NLR does apply.
If you break NLR you may be punished by an admin with warning/slay, kick then a 60 minute ban. Repeat offenders may receive harsher punishments.
Gangs & Grouping Rules
Gangs & Grouping Rules
Any player may create a gang, providing they're using one of the jobs below.
The following may join any gang:
Mob Boss (If is in the gang, must be gang leader)
Gangs must make up no more then than 30% of the current player base or two players (whichever is larger). This number is rounded up to the nearest integer. Examples:
3 players - Maximum gang size of 2.
9 players - Maximum gang size of 3.
20 players - Maximum gang size of 6.
You must have similar job titles. For example:
Gang name "Stinchers Destroyers!"
Job titles could be anything "Stinchers ..." so "Stinchers Guard" or "Stinchers Lt" or "Stinchers Member" or whatever you like, long as you use Stinchers in the name to mark your membership of the gang.
Gangs may only have 1 Thief or Master Thief with the exception being that a gang of all thieves is allowed
Base, Doors & Shooting Windows
Base, Doors & Shooting Windows
We are sorry for the very specific rules, but over the years we've had enough of the arguments. These are strict rules, but please be warned not everything can be covered here.
Base/Store/House Rules -
Max 3 EGP per BASE - per BASE, not player, per BASE. Giant gang base? Well, 3 EGP only!
Build efficiently. For example, don't use 4 1x1 phx plates when you can use a 2x2. Large, lag-filled bases will be removed without warning.
One 1-way props to cover existing world-map windows, nowhere else. They may not be part of entrances, safes, stores, or defence systems.
Raiders must be able to get to your valuables within 3 keypad cracks / through no more than 3 fading doors. This means 2 raid entrance doors and 1 (toggled) safe.
Entrances should be 1x2 horizontal minumum space, to fit at least 2 people standing, for each fading door. Both of them should be able to crack the keypad and shoot back if standing up, just in case there is a window.
No hitbox glitching. At all. Anywhere.
Do not abuse material/color tool to disorient people in your raid entrance.
Propbases are only allowed by hobos. Your base may extend a few feet out, or up to the fence of rp_downtown_v4c_v2 bases at the back of the map, but may not be blocking any public area.
Only Hobos, Gundealears/Doctors with a market stall and the mayor (in a limited capacity) may build outside. Please see the relevant job section above for details.
Fading Door Rules -
Raid entrances must consist of no more then 2 fading doors in total. These doors must open for at least 8 seconds. Doors must open as soon as any corresponding button is pressed or keypad is cracked.
World doors (including cabinets, fridges etc..) may not make up part of a raid entrance.
No-collided props are not allowed as part of a raid entrance.
Safe entrances MUST be toggled (be it button or keypad). No automated doors (e2 or otherwise) are permitted. Safes may not have shooting windows.
An exception is made for law enforcement. A safe located within the PD may make use of a separate automated door, providing it's based on teams (usable example E2 script here). The safe must adhear to all other safe requirements.
You may have an additional toggled keypad for your garage door, see the garage rules below for more info
If you have a world door that needs lockpicking, any fading door must be behind the lockpickable door.
You must use the Unisec keypads for entryways. The regular Fading Door Tool is for shooting windows only.
You may not run in and out of Automated Fading Doors in order to gain an advantage against raiders. If you are running from someone, you may run into your base to escape.
You may have an additional toggled keypad, on top of the previously mentioned keypads, to control access to a player built garage.
You may have an automatic E2 controlled garage door, however you must include a toggled keypad on the inside, so that players may take your car once they've broken into your building.
Your player built garage may not be part of your raid entrance. garages just using world doors may, of course, be before a raid entrence.
Shooting Windows -
You may only shoot raiding players either through a 0.75x2 phx shooting window, world window or in the open. This means no shooting through gaps in your base, fences or anything else.
World windows may not make up any part of a raid entrance
It must be obvious whether the window is open or closed (textures, for example, should be at least 130 alpha)
No hitbox glitching.
You may shoot from farther away from the window, but you must be on the same level as the player.
Don't use extreme angles or pillars to limit the width in which shooting windows are placed.
World Door Ownership -
If you find hobos squatting in a building you just bought, call the police. They will remove them.
Make sure you buy ALL of the doors before you start building.
If a player owns all of the doors in a building except one, including the front door, an admin may ask the player with 1 door to sell it. If the player refuses, the admin may kick them to allow the other player to purchase the door.
This rule does not effect if someone owns the front door of a building. If I own the only door leading out of the building, that means that I automatically gain rights to the doors inside. The only way this rule doesn't affect anything is if there is more than one entrance to the building.
ByB Admin Rules
ByB Admin Rules
You may build with noclip. But using it as fast travel, to rob people, to reenter and exit your base or for any RP terms will result in an admin warning & ban.
If someone breaks rules, please give them appropriate warnings. If you need to kick put a reason.
Only use !bring/!goto for ADMIN reasons. Do not use them for buying weapons etc or bringing friends.
You must have proof before punishing someone. Please only react on what you see. Do not kick randomly based on OOC chat.
All bans MUST include a clear reason. For example !ban iRIDEsisters 1440 "For being awesomer than Pantho". Ban duration is automatically displayed to the player.
Remember it is a game, do not take things personally. Act calm and polite at all times. Help new players out, we have a lot of rules and they can't be expected to know them all instantly :).
If you are dealing with a propblock, !bring the player to the door and ask them politely to fix it. If he refuses you may remove his door. If he accepts, give him 5 minutes.
If dealing with a base that has faulty keypads/buttons (not long enough/not visible/not correctly placed/not working etc), you should bring the user and ask them to fix it as well as explain the situation. If the user specifically refuses to fix it, you may forceably remove the props/doors. If they recreate the enterance again without changes, you may ban them.
Do NOT ban or kick other admins unless it is a serious offence such as propspam/spawnblock/permanently banning everyone.
If a fellow admin is breaking the rules, file an admin report on the website.
Please respect ALL Superadmins & Root Admins!
You are NOT allowed to clean up Disconnected props unless it’s related to a ban, propspam, major propblock or spawnblock. Seen doing this illegitimately will give you an admin warning.
Demotes for RP Reasons are NOT against the rules. IE: If the Mayor demotes a cop for "Excessive Brutality | Fired" then do NOT punish them. They did nothing wrong.
Breaking any of these rules will result in an admin warning. Superadmins & Root admins reserve the right to give you warnings as they seem fit if they find your actions abusive and/or damaging the community at large.
Admins and players can and will be punished for bad or insulting conduct on the servers, including as a result of any form of influence. This also includes disobeying a superadmins or root admins. Users or admins can create tickets in regards to this matter (admins can still punish regular users), whilst superadmins+ are eligible to punish everyone including administrators as a result of their insulting/bad behavior.
Note that the above does not mean that players must revere you as a god. So while offensive language is against the rules, "disrespect" is NOT a valid reason for slaying, kicking, banning or any other form of punishment.
ByB Forum Rules
ByB Forum Rules
No swearing/abusive language. This, obviously, includes evading the cussfilter.
Racial, Political and/or Religious discussions are NOT for gaming forums and will not be discussed here.
No Adult or Abusive images/videos. Flash/Moderate language links MUST be labeled as such.
Post in the correct topics.
Any Player/Admin abuse ticket posted without the proper required field may be locked instantly. This includes SteamID’s and evidence.
To reply to helpdesk tickets, you must be a trusted+ administrator OR directly incident with something useful to contribute. Replying to a helpdesk ticket that you're not involved in will result in a forum warning, forum ban or even a server ban in exceptional circumstances.
All ByB Staff and Helpers reserve the right to delete and lock your posts if they deem it worth such actions.
All ByB Staff and Helpers reserve the right to issue Forum Bans and Forum Mutes when deemed appropriate.
Use common sense for other rules. =)
ByB Helpdesk Rules & Guidelines
ByB Helpdesk Rules & Guidelines
Tickets require some form of hard evidence (screenshots, video or a demo). Tickets without this evidence may be immediately locked without reply.
You should include a valid steamid. For player or admin abuse reports, this should be the steamid of the player or admin. For unban requests, this should be your steam id.
As mentioned at the top of the helpdesk, "Witness Statements" are not valid evidence. This includes getting your buddies to vouch for you
E=When uploading a demo, archive it first. This reduces the size dramatically for all but the most voice heavy of demos
Superadmin reports must be private messaged to a root admin. You may view a list of active root admins on the staff page. Like with other reports, you must include hard evidence
Video based evidence uploaded to a video sharing site (eg: YouTube) should not be publicly listed. For YouTube videos, this simply means setting the video to unlisted. Publicly listed videos will not be accepted as evidence.
If in doubt, please feel free to private message a root, super or trusted. We're happy to help and will tell you what you need to do :)