State of Amherst Game and Community Guidelines
In an effort to promote an open and well kept community, we hold the following guidelines to facilitate fun within our games.
Administrators are held to a very strict guideline in the Amherst community. They have a set list of commands they can use, and are expected to only use them when necessary. If you believe you are being treated unfairly by an admin, or were unreasonably disciplined, contact Head Administrator lowtails.
Fail Roleplay (FRP) is when a user takes advantage of unrealistic aspects of the game to make the gameplay unfair for others. Members will be warned for committing a Fail Roleplay, and will correct their issue. Members who fail to acknowledge will be server banned. Members with repeat offenses will be trello banned and will need to appeal in order to resume playing content in Amherst. Members who use an alternative account to bypass this will be trello banned and will not be able to appeal it. To keep FRP simple, if it can not be done in real life, then it can not be done in Amherst. The following is considered FRP:
- Civilian/Police Officer flipping their car back on its tires during a pursuit
- A Civilian intentionally targeting a user to negatively impact their gameplay
- ATM Robbery/Bank Heist spam (if solo)
- Using a taser at an unrealistic distance
- Using a shotgun at an unrealistic distance
- Complete disregard for any rules set in place
- Using third party software to gain advantage over others
- Spam flipping car to reach places that are not supposed to be reached
- Blatant refusal to comply with an admin’s command in game
- Civilians shooting/aiming a weapon while in the driver seat
- Using the “!help” command for no reason
The following is NOT considered FRP:
- Flipping your car back on its tires while not engaged in a pursuit
- Law Enforcement using a taser to tase someone in a vehicle as to deal with a FRP civilian
- Intentionally interrupting a completed roleplay session
LTAA AND RTAA
Leaving to Avoid Arrest, or LTAA, is when a member leaves the server when placed in handcuffs, or is approached by someone with handcuffs out. Members who commit LTAA will be server banned immediately. Members who repeat this offense will be trello banned and will have to appeal the ban in order to resume playing any content in the State of Amherst community. Members who bypass this by using an alternative account will be trello banned and will not be able to appeal the ban.
Resetting to Avoid Arrest, or RTAA, is when a member uses the “Reset Character” or changes team to avoid being arrested. This can happen when a member gets placed in handcuffs, or is approached by someone with handcuffs out. Members who commit RTAA will be server banned immediately. Members who repeat this offense will be trello banned, and will have to appeal the ban in order to resume playing any content in the State of Amherst community. Members who bypass this by using an alternative account will be trello banned and will not be able to appeal the ban.
NEW LIFE RULE
New Life Rule (NLR) is when an individual is killed during a roleplay, and is deemed “clean” of any crimes they committed. Though this is true to an extent, the New Life Rule has major flaws. Individuals who are committing crimes can easily turn a traffic stop into a shootout just so they won’t be cited for a simple traffic violation. With that being said, there will not be any New Life Rule in the State of Amherst, but in order to arrest an individual for committing a crime after their death, said member within law enforcement will have to file for a warrant appropriately, and then make the arrest. Members within the State of Amherst who attempt to exploit this will be server banned regardless of scenario.
The following are ethical guidelines that will be enforced by either department heads or administrators:
- No breaking ROBLOX ToS
- Controversial topics do not belong in game or any chat medium affiliated with Amherst
- Derogatory acts or general offensiveness will not be tolerated
- Higher ranking members are expected to dress appropriately both on and off duty
- All department workers should be in uniform while on duty (found in lockers)
- Department workers are expected to follow the State of Amherst Penal Code both on and off duty
- Department workers are expected to remain professional while on duty
This document is subject to change over time by the administration team as time progresses.