ProjectX Roleplay: Roleplay Guide
This server-guide will teach all players the basics of roleplay and aim players to roleplay success. This entire guide is based off the latest rules. As new rules are modified and created, this roleplay guide will be updated. In the event that a new rule is released and said rule contradicts anything stated in this roleplay guide, roleplay by what the rules says.
What is Roleplay?
Roleplaying is acting out or performing scenarios that may happen in the perspective of a make-believe person or character. In ProjectX, the roleplay opportunities are endless. You can roleplay as a police officer, gangster, news anchor, and more! There are some limitations, but these limitations are in place to ensure the roleplay experience for everyone is the best that it can be. Some of these limitations include roleplaying as terrorists, gods, or superheroes (but not limited to).
Before joining the game, put some thought into the character(s) you will be roleplaying. Think about their background, family life, education, social group, age, race, and personality type. When choosing a name for your character, ensure the name does not mock the name of a popular fictional character or famous person. Character names should also not be intentional joke names. (Ex. Laddan Jafri, Waqar Zaka, Big Boss, First Last, etc.)
A lot of players tend to forget the actual meaning of roleplay which is not to grind or to show other people your power but it's all about telling great stories. While playing in any roleplay server you need to act like you are an actual person in game living a life like anyone would in the real world. Now you might be wondering how can you achieve that then the answer for that is by following and keeping in mind the following points at all times while in the server.
1) A detailed backstory : You need to have a backstory of you character in your mind at all times when playing so whenever someone asks you to tell them about yourself. You can actually tell them an interesting background of your character. You have to make up a backstory yourself and stick with it. Making a backstory of your character requires creativity and roleplay itself is all about creativity so take your time and think. Then implement that story to your character in a way that amuses people.
2) Creative mind : Roleplay is all about creativity so unless you're creative. You won't be able to have fun.
3) Good sport : You must understand that roleplay is not about winning and accept your defeat given the situation.
4) Server rules : Some rules have been set in place to make sure people don't exceed the boundaries which come with the experience. Ignoring these rules will result in you getting punished by staff.
You need to roleplay your character realistically at all times. This applies to the way you react to situations and other characters, the way you drive, etc. If in doubt, ask yourself what you would do if you were in your character’s situation. Your character must also value their life and exhibit fear for their life when appropriate. All players are required to use a microphone in game. If you do not have a mic you will be kicked from the server. If you are having any difficulties with the in-game voice chat feature, contact a member of staff and they will assist you.
Grinding is something that is important but it can affect your roleplay experience if done extensively. There are multiple ways to make money in the server. You do legal grinding with a small payout and less risks or you can do illegal grinding which has a big payout with a lot of risks. You should always make sure that grinding or making money does not come in the way of your roleplay because once you start caring about only money. Your roleplay starts to go downhill. Grinding for money can also be risky if done alone because of the gangs and robbers that are present in the server. You should consider doing jobs with friends, being armed with a weapon is also good. New players often face a problem where they keep getting robbed repeatedly. The trick to evade this is to avoid direct roads to your destination while doing runs, use roads that are remote and where no one would think of going to, Sure it will take more time but the risk probability goes down largely. Try to think like a robber when trying to evade one.
Common Roleplay Terms
IC stands for in-character. If you are in-game and using voice-chat or in-character text chat, you must roleplay the thoughts, feelings, and personality of your character at all times. You should never talk about your real life in voice-chat or in-character text chat under any circumstances. There are many commands to assist you in roleplaying. These commands include but are not limited to /me, /tweet. (Descriptions and uses of in-character and roleplay commands will be explained below.) Never use symbols, abbreviations or emojis in in-character chat. You should treat written chat as you would voice chat.
OOC stands for out-of-character. Out-Of-Character is any required communications between players. Whenever in-game, you can't go out-of-character unless an admin pauses the situation, continue your roleplay even if the other person is breaking a rules, just report it on the forums after wards.
Non-roleplay is a term used to describe unrealistic events or actions that hurt the roleplay experience of others or are unrealistic. A common example of this would be using a sport or super-car to ram other vehicles. This is considered non-roleplay/VDM because this is a very unrealistic action. Roleplay is meant to be as realistic as possible. Another example would be to spawn a vehicle from the trucker job, only to use that vehicle to commit crimes and not use the vehicle for the actual job.
Metagaming can be a term used to describe many different things. A common definition of this term is using out-of-character information to your in-character advantage. Some of the examples of metagaming are: talking OOCly in VOIP, relaying your location to a player via discord as you're being robbed.
Let’s say you are told that your friend was arrested for a charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance via discord. Your character would not know this information as you were informed of this on an OOC medium. Even suggesting to someone else in-game that your friend was arrested could be considered metagaming.
Powergaming is a term that describes performing unrealistic roleplay or forcing roleplay on others without giving them the opportunity to resist or give a response. All in all, it means not letting/giving the other person a chance to roleplay with you and enforcing your own agenda.
Random Deathmatching (RDM):
Random Deathmatching is the act of killing or attacking other players without having a valid in character reason to do so. There’s different categories of random deathmatching:
Mercy-Killing is a form of deathmatching and non-roleplay that describes when a player attacks or kills another player who is injured in order to expedite their death process. This can result in a deathmatching classed punishment. If the player being killed asks to be killed (OOCly or ICly), the player asking to be killed is breaching the non-roleplay rule.
Not only does Revenge Killing break the New Life Rule(NLR will be discussed after this), it also breaks the Random Deathmatching rule too. Revenge Killing is a term that describes a player that kills another player simply because they’ve killed them before. With the New Life Rule in effect, your character will lose all memory of the events leading up to their death, including the identity of the killer and the fact that the killer killed them in the first place.
Vehicle Deathmatching is a term used to describe a form a deathmatching in-which a vehicle is used as a weapon or using a vehicle as a weapon. An example of this would be using a vehicle to ram into a police officer simply because they are a police officer. Using a vehicle as a weapon is not allowed in any situation what so ever.
Kill on Sight (KOS):
Kill on Sight is a term used to describe a roleplay scenario in-which you just kill or attack a player without performing any sort of roleplay. Kill on Sight is only permitted in RDM Zones which include the cocaine labs laboratory, weed farm etc.
FearRP (Fear Roleplay):
Fear role play is the concept of role playing fear for your character’s safety and life.
New Life Rule:
The New Life Rule (NLR) states that once you have died, your character forgets all of the events leading up to their death including the identity of their killer or reason of death. The New Life Rule also states that all players should avoid roleplay with each other in the event a death of a relative or friend occurs and that after you have died, you must wait at least thirty (30) minutes before returning to the area of your death (unless you're a government faction member who was killed at your headquarters and the situation isn't active anymore, in case the situation is active, the government official shall wait) or interacting with the players involved in your death. A player may not attempt to retrieve stolen assets after they have died (including government faction members.)
Combat Logging, is a term that is used to refer to those players that log off off or go AFK during active roleplay. If your game crashes, you must return to the game as soon as possible and inform the players you were roleplaying with that you are experiencing issues. If you are unable to contact the players involved in the roleplay scenario occurring before your crash, gather evidence to prove you are actually experiencing issues preventing you from returning and contacting members involved in case you are reported.
A Green Zone is a term and rule used to describe “safe-zones” or zones in the server where your weapons & fist is disabled by default. You cannot commit a crime within 100 meters of a green zone.
The following list of locations are some places that are green zones:
All car dealers.
All mechanic shops. etc
You cannot kidnap or initiate on a police officer in or near the police station unless your gang member is in the custody of police and is inside the police station.
These group of four commands are all used to describe actions or things that are happening to your character. /me will show up in the text-box, located on your body (while in-game).
Examples of valid /me:
/me takes a pair of handcuffs off of his duty belt and attempts to handcuff him.
/me offers the man a warm and inviting smile.
When interacting with other characters, you always want to do so in a good roleplay manner. Always follow the guidelines listed above. Next are a few, up to date, examples of common roleplay interactions.
Meeting Someone New:
When meeting another character, you never want to call them by their ID above their head. That is an out-of-character form of identification in order to track rule-breakers.
To learn someone’s name, you must do so by roleplaying ICly. Below are a couple scenarios in-which a character is meeting another character that he/she has never met before.
Proper Meeting Scenario
Person 1 says: Hello, sir! How are you?
Person 2 says: I’m good, ma’am, how about you?
Person 1 says: Oh just wonderful! Say, I don’t believe we have met, what is your name, sir?
Person 2 says: My name is Michael, ma’am… and you?
Person 1 says: My name is Vera, pleasure to meet you.
Improper Meeting Scenario
Person 1 says: Haan id 43 baat suno robbery kartay hain. <- That is improper because it is not very realistic for people to just go around asking other people to do robberies by addressing from their IDs.
Your character is not allowed to abuse/cuss other players in character, expect to be punished accordingly. If you get reported, you'll be punished. Everyone needs to treat each other with mutual respect on this server.
Being Pulled Over:
If caught speeding or running a red light, you risk being pulled over by (an) officer(s) of the Los Santos Police Department. During a traffic stop scenario, you must maintain a good roleplay standard. Your character is not allowed to bait police into pulling them over as this breaks a server rule. If you have nothing to hide during a traffic stop, it’s not best to tell them you have a bunch of drugs in the car, if you don’t, same goes for any other false remark like that.
Players often like to argue with officers on an out-of-character medium due to officer mistakes or disagreements. Please remember this is a game and everything said or done In Characterly must stay In Character and not leak into the OOC realm of the community.
If you ever need medical attention, message Ambulance on your phone and send your location. Try being descriptive when telling the medic what your problem is, and keep your description in character. Saying you are dying is wrong, as you technically don’t die, just black out. Saying you are injured is good enough. If your pulse is "0" then the medic will take you to the hospital, after being transported to the hospital, thank your medic and don’t hang around the hospital drop off area.
If your car is in need of some modifications or repairs, you can head down to one of the mechanic shops in town. Park up in the area indicated to you, and wait for a mechanic to come over to you. When they ask you what they can help you with, be a bit descriptive in what you want. If you want a repair, tell them you want to get your car repaired. If you want a visual, let the mechanic get in your car to double check your order. Accept the invoice they send you with F7, pay the invoice and wait patiently as your car is undergoing service. Strike a conversation with others, or read the RP of the mechanic. When finished, thank your mechanic and drive off again!
Naturally, a person in a group of people will feel invincible as long as he remains close to that group of people. If you are challenged by a gang, it is recommended that you don’t try to pull off a Rambo as this will cause other players to frown upon you in the future.
Whether you’re a cop, civilian, government faction employee, or another gang member being challenged by a large group of people, you should try to act intimidated to maintain a good roleplay standard and roleplay "Fear RP".
In the event you are being robbed by (a) person(s), you should always act scared and obey their commands, if a gun is being pointed to you within close range, to obey the Fear Roleplay rule. If you are able to wiggle yourself out of a certain situation WITH proper roleplay, feel free to do so. Otherwise, it’s best to just give the robbers what they want.
Criminal Roleplay is probably the most popular form of roleplay on ProjectX Roleplay. There are many commands to assist you in performing Criminal Roleplay, they are listed on our official Commands List. Always ensure to follow the ProjectX Roleplay Server Guidelines & Rules when performing criminal roleplay to ensure everyone has a fun and pleasant experience during this roleplay, especially the victims of the crimes.
Government Faction Employee Roleplay
If you are on-duty as a Government Faction Employee, you must never go AFK for more than 5 minutes, use a macro to make money, or perform Criminal Roleplay where there are severe law breaches. Doing so can result in you getting removed from the faction, or even admin punishment. You may not commit crimes while on faction duty, and you may not utilize work vehicles for anything other than your work duties.
In this server, you will encounter amazing roleplayers, and you will encounter bad roleplayers, and some may have bad, or even malicious intents. If you ever encounter rule-breakers, you are always encouraged to report these players either via /report ingame or via a forum report.
Roleplaying is supposed to be fun and we know that fun can be drawn out by roleplayers, or even those that constantly complain via out-of-character chats about the way you roleplay. OOC should always be a last resort, as it can break up the roleplay heavily.
Treat your character like a real life human being. This means that you should show people and property the same amount of respect you would in real life. This also means that you should value your life, and do your best to get injured as little as possible. By treating yourself and your surroundings with respect, you’ll have less to spend less time waiting on medics and repairs, and have more times to roleplay.
Starting out can be a bit awkward, and you’ll have to look around to figure out what the best paid jobs and hotspots are. The more exploring you do yourself, the quicker you’ll be acquainted with the city. Don’t hesitate to reach out to other players and ask for help! If you ask nicely, there will be plenty of players willing to point you in the right directions.
Be creative with your roleplay! You don’t have to describe every action in full detail but if you can then it allows for the development of a creative roleplay scenario. Make your character interesting so that others can enjoy your roleplay and to help influence others to roleplay creatively too. Things like putting on your seatbelt in /me can help spice up your RP with little effort.
If you ever encounter a new player or someone who does not roleplay correctly, always try to help them out. Don’t threaten them with reports or other sorts of threats, constructive criticism is key. Try to help them out in some of our out-of-character chats to influence them to become better roleplayers. We were all new to the server at some point, and not everybody has the same learning curve. Be gentle and patient with your fellow players!
Hopefully, you’ve learned something through this updated roleplay guide! If you ever have any questions or would like some help in-game with roleplaying, don’t be afraid to reach out to the ProjectX Staff team! We have many different ways of contacting staff including but not limited to: our help-desk in the discord server,our help-desk in the team speak server or our /report command in-game.
Remember to read the official rules to understand absolutely there is to know about: