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PostSubject: The Rules are Abysmal, I'm rewriting them to be objective truths instead of subjective nonsense   Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:57 am

Welcome to the Frostburnt Foundation Gaming Community!

The rules for our community apply to each of the servers we own. By joining one of our servers, you agree to respect all players and admins, play fairly, and be mindful of the rules and regulations. These rules are always subject to change and you are a guest on our servers; By playing here It is your responsibility to check them and follow them. If you have a problem with any of our staff or our rules, feel free to bring it up with other admins or submit a post to the forums. We only own the servers, not the players.

☣ Murder
Random Death Match

Random DeathMatch, or RDM, is when you kill another player for no reason. This is not allowed; players must have a legitimate reason to kill someone.
Acceptable reasons to kill players with little warning:

Fighting over resource piles or dropped items. However, you must give a single warning in chat in order to kill over resource piles.

Raiding a base. You must call out /y RAID in chat in order to call an official base raid. After that, everyone in the base you are raiding is fair game.
Defending a friend/ally up to a certain time limit. The time limit isn't concrete, but you cannot wait an hour to decide to revenge kill someone on a whim claiming it was for your friend.

A player has stolen something from you (Weapons, vehicles, etc.).

Someone is attempting to propkill. (Although contacting a staff member would be more beneficial)

Someone is being a heavy nuisance, such as micspamming or following you. You must tell them to stop following you at least once. If they are mic spamming, a warning in chat is appreciated but not entirely needed for justification. Staff can check logs. A small 'I don't much care for you or your taste in archietecture' is not very valid grounds for killing someone over. Don't try to look for ways to abuse the annoyance rule, because it never ends well.

You have given a player resources to create something for you, and they decide not to make you the item.

Someone is opening a death suitcase - You don't need to warn for killing in these cases.

You may not kill anyone near/around spawn zones under any circumstance. The immediate area around a spawn zone counts as the spawn zone, especially if the spawn zone in question only has one exit, and is small.

Robots have the same RDM protection as players. If you attack it, it will kill you and mark you as a permanent target until cleared by the robot's owner, anything lost to to the robot killing you is your fault for attacking it. Attacking or killing a robot for no reason is the same as doing so to the player. Players are only meant to fight them in raids or wars.

You may only rob a base, not a player out in the wasteland. Approaching a player claiming you are there to rob them is not a valid reason to kill them.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES can you run over/crash into someone with your vehicle to kill them.

Revenge Killing

This has some tight regulations. You may revenge kill a player only for killing a friend or community member, but not yourself due to NLR. the duration in which this lasts is up to 5 minutes after they are murdered, or untill you die. You can extend this time if you hire a Bounty Hunter/Hitman. Hitmen can only be Wastelander class players. You may not revenge kill a revenge kill, this leads to pointless wars that make nothing fun for anyone.

NLR -               NLR, or New Life Rule refers to the stigma of players that have recently died must roleplay as if they had lost their memories, up to and including their death. However, if they feel that their death was unjustified, (RDM, Exploits, Propkills, .etc) Feel free to message the staff and have them confront their killer with the victim to resolve the issue.

Breaking NLR and revenge killing someone is considered Random Deathmatch, and is a bannable offence (Sentence varies). Please allow the staff to handle the situation if there is any available. If there isn't any at the time. Get the player's Name, SteamID if possible, and report them on the forums. Your items might be refunded if the death was completely unjustified and if an admin can be bothered to refund your items.

Community warfare
I can't be assed to rewrite this chunk for now, especially since I don't war with people.

Wars are when 2 factions enter a war from the community warfare menu, during which time you may kill other members on sight.
The acts of war system is helpful, but a bit flawed currently and is being worked on. In the meantime, the system works like this: If a member from one faction kills the member of another faction, that faction can declare war and a war will start, however, there are some circumstances where this is not valid. One of which is if one faction is raiding another faction. If a faction member who was raiding gets killed and an act of war is generated, it is not valid and must be deleted.

You may enter a war for the following reasons:

If you have been raided by the other community
If you or the other community agrees to the war
Or for a RP related reason (Most be approved by an admin)
If a war has been going on for more then 48 hours and 1 party wishes to end the war, you must accept or staff may have to get involved
Baiting other factions into war is not allowed and will have severe consequences, (An admin will decide if you were baiting)

If you leave a community that is in a war with another faction, don't think you're safe.

You are only considered a deserter if you know the reason for the war, or it has recently started. otherwise, leaving the community will not mark you as a deserter.
If you are a known deserter, you can be killed by all of the factions that where involved in the war that you avoided.
The timeframe in which you can be killed for deserting is the duration of the war you avoided.
You can have one hit placed on you by the faction you left, even after the war you avoided has ended.
Seriously, don't join a faction if you aren't willing to fight with said faction.
Bounty Hunters/Mercenaries

You are allowed to work as a mercenary, but only if you are the wastelander class.
Please make sure that the person you're killing is being killed for a valid reason.
In the event that you do kill someone for an invalid reason, you may be held accountable depending on the situation.
Unless it's faction war related, mercenary contracts and reasons for hiring a mercenary can not carry over map changes or rejoins.
Contracts also expire if the Mercenary, or mercenary party dies while performing the hit.
If you die while performing your contract and you have partners continueing it, you cannot join them.
One cannot place a contract on the same person more than once within the hour.
Placing hits

you can hire a mercenary to perform a "hit" on someone to kill them, make sure that you are putting a hit on someone for a valid reason

You can only put a hit on someone for a roleplay related reason, here are some examples of reasons you would place a hit on someone:

Someone threatens you over resources when you are trying to scavenge.
Someone has Raided you and you know who it is.
Your faction is at war with their faction.
The minimum of payment required to issue a hit on someone must be equal to or above 30 of every resource.

Combat Logging

Combat logging is when you disconnect in the middle of combat.

If you do this, you are subject to severe punishment, such as loss of all equipped weapons or a temporary ban.
If you break in to a stockpile and steal more than 1000 of any resource, you cannot disconnect for 30 minutes after doing so or it is considered combat logging and will result in a week ban.
If you are in any sort of conflict (PVP, PVE or otherwise) you cannot just put something in your inventory from your equipment to save it. This rule is temporary until I add a delay to un-equipping items.
Repeated offenses will result in a permanent ban.
☣ Basing

Bases must have at least one entrance that general players can access. Bases in which the Climb SWEP is required to access are not allowed.

There is a very closely regulated set of restrictions put on bases. They are:

You can only have a maximum of three doors to enter a base. This includes fading doors, hydraulic and winch doors, and spawned doors.
Bases that use props to build all the way to the skybox or ceiling of the map are not allowed.

You may not use materials that are 1 sided unless you can not fire from them. (Such as fences and other props you can shot though)
You cannot stack doors on top of each other or build a tunnel of doors. If you are caught doing this, they will instantly be removed, no exceptions. This prevents players from building unfair and impenetrable bases.

Tunnel entrances which require you to crouch for more than 5 seconds are not allowed. It creates an unfair advantage for the base builder as raiders can become trapped in the tunnel. If the tunnel is already part of the map and is a flanking route into the base the player has established themselves, then it is allowed.

Any base using no-collided props to trap players or prevent them from shooting you while allowing you to fire at them is against the rules.

It is not allowed to build head glitched security which allows you to kill a person raiding, but blocks them in a no-colided prop from killing you.
You are not allowed to use no-collide all props as secret doors, unless you already have a main door that is easily visible.

You may not have fake keypads, and working ones must be placed in sight of the door it controls and near by.
You can not use Fading Doors as any sort of tactical cover. If you make a fading door and unfade it to shoot through it may be removed without warning.
Doors with any sort of auto close system must stay open for a minium of 10 seconds, if someone reports a button/door which does not adhere to this it may be removed without warning.

No private bases are allowed within the confines of the spawn area since bases here conflict with the Raidng, NLR, and Spawn Killing rules.

Breakable Wooden props to barricade doors are allowed, but not to a ridiculous degree, such as a 'Tunnel full of bookshelves' guarding a door. They are easily breakable with any melee attack outside of fists, and don't give a player an enormous advantage over others when building a base.
Public Outposts

Public outposts are bases that are open for public use, whether it be by admission or for free, a public outpost can not be raided

You must put a sign stating it as a public outpost. signs that say things like Bars/Shops/Stores count as public outposts.
If you place things down such as stockpiles or lockers in a public outpost your outpost will become raid-able (Do not place down valuables in public outposts!)
Once any form of raid-able items are placed down in your outpost it is no longer considered a public outpost and is bound by the normal base rules. Solar Panels do not count as a raidable item as many players use them for vendors. Breaking a solar panel in a public outpost has varied consequences.
If your public outpost plans on charging admission it cannot be more then 10 of each resource.

In-Map Towns

If there is a map with a town built in to it, the town cannot be considered private and locked unless every building is owned and all residents of the town agree upon it.

Bars or other sections of the map that could pass as bars must be public. (You may charge a max of 10 resources for admission)
Bars cannot be raided and they cannot have valuables such as stockpiles or community lockers in them.
Map towns are defined by a collection of buildings outside that are built into the map.
Bunkers, caves or underground areas are not towns; These areas can be made private. However, this does not apply if the entire map is underground.
Door ownership

You can own a max of 10 doors, but that doesn't mean you can own 10 bases.

You can only own one base on the map. If you have more than one, the one which has the least amount of props or players in it will be unowned without warning.
Water sources

Some maps we play on have very few water sources. If the amount of water sources where players can drink and can fill their water bottles is few, then these sources cannot be privatized; You can not build private bases around water sources and everyone must be given equal access to water.

Bases that are not allowed

Maze Bases
These are bases in which raiding parties are required to jump over or crouch under obstacles and maneuver around props before entering. These create a "fish in a barrel scenario" and are against the rules. Players caught with maze bases will have the base removed without question.

Airlock Bases
These are bases in which the person raiding is required to crack or lockpick a door that closes another one behind them, and so on. These types of bases are not allowed and may be removed without warning.

Base related tools

Sonic Miners
Sonic Miners are a tool that automatically produce resources at the cost of energy. These must be placed on the map ground; you may not place them inside a base or on the roof.

Sentry Turrets are a craftable item that auto-targets zombies and antlions. If paired with a Turret Programmer, they can be used to target whomever the owner feels like. If your turrets are targeting mobs only, they may be placed in any manner you see fit. If they are targeting ANYONE other than mobs, they are only allowed to be placed inside, protecting the interior of your base. In this scenario, you may not place them behind a fence wall, aiming outward.
☣ Props
Prop Use

Props are strictly for building, and nothing else. Using a prop for anything other than this can and will result in temporary or even permanent removal from the server.

Prop Restrictions

Killing anyone using a prop is absolutely not allowed. We have zero tolerance for propkillers in this server. You will be instantly removed.
Using props to block the doors of your base where no one can get in or out is against the rules. Any bases involving propblock will have the offending prop(s) removed without warning.
Using a prop to "surf" or push others in the air or reach someplace that other players cannot get to is not allowed.
Spamming props to minge or crash is not allowed.
Prop climbing into/on someone's base is not allowed.
Using props as a ramp/staircase to get somewhere usually unreachable IS allowed, but if you are someplace that only admins can reach you, you will be asked to move.
☣ Raids

Raiding is when you break into another person's base. In order to accomplish a raid, you need to follow some simple guidelines:

You must call raid before killing someone, it is mandatory to use chat and the /y before raiding
If you are killed during a raid it is still considered over and you may not raid that base again for 1 hour
You cannot raid a base that is in construction (If you place valuables or a keypad on a base it is considered finished and you may be raided)
Silent Raids are when you sneak into someone's base without them noticing you. These are acceptable. However if you are caught during a silent raid, you must either leave immediately or declare a raid, you can not kill anyone during a Silent raid until you have called raid in chat.
You cannot spawn any props or large Postnuke items (cars, storage lockers) during raids. You can set up cover, but it must be done before raid is declared.
You cannot raid single small locked rooms unless you know there's something on the other side worth raiding. (like hearing grubs. Though, you're ruining the person that spent hours upon hours collecting that grub's experience for a handful of chemicals.)
☣ General
Common Sense

Do not make factions with the name of other prominent groups from other games/movies. They will be deleted.

Don't Physgun your lockers into the sky when they are being raided, but this should go without saying.

This should go without saying, but if something seems like an exploit or you would expect it to be against the rules, feel free to address it with an admin. Exploiting it without doing so may result in temporary, or maybe even permanent removal from the server.

Account usage

you are responsible for everything that happens with your account, if your little brother or a friend breaks the rules while using your account and your account is punished, the punishment will stay.


There is a zero tolerance for exploit on this server. If you find any sort of Exploit, whether it be duping or damage multiplier related, you must report it. If you do not report it, or you exploit it to enrich yourself, you will be found and banned. We have logs for everything, so if you like this server don't push your luck. Besides, you'll be rewarded for reporting it.

Anonymous Staff

It's not unheard of that our staff members try to be anonymous in their identity for whatever reason. In some cases they may pretend to be a new player or hide their name on the server. This means that if you know an admin by steam name, it is not a good idea to cal them by it. Doing so will subject you to a limited, but apparent punishment. Also, figuring out who a player is or making it your game to figure out if a player is an undercover admin will result in removal from the server. We don't appreciate it, and you don't need to do it.

Annoying Players

Some players have a habit of wanting to ruin roleplay for others, which is why we leave it to our community to deal with these people. If a player is doing one of the following you may kill them without a roleplay reason after a warning, or call an admin for help:

Excessive microphone spamming.
Any sort of spamming, which includes text chat spamming, flashlight spamming or toolgun spamming.
Players spawning props in your base when asked to remove them.
Players puting sprays in your base
Character Customization - PAC3

You can apply on the forums to be whitelisted for player Appearance Customizer, otherwise known as "PAC3". With this tool you can build any character you want, but like with bases try and keep it reasonable. Please do not use trails or sun beams. Exploiting PAC in any way, which includes but is not limited to making yourself invisible, giant or adding giant props will result in an instant unwarned kick. Repeated offense will result in a ban. Please refrain from using models from custom addons off the workshop. If someone else does not have the content, they will see a huge flashing error. if you see other's with custom models, they have taken extra steps to make that possible. Please refer to the PAC "help" section to learn how to do this.

1. Do not alter your hitbox.

2. Do not change your playermodel to anything other than a humanoid model.

3. Do not use sunbeams.

4. Do not use giant props.

5. PAC parts are only to be used on your player and your possesions.

6. Sounds are permitted, as long as you know and understand how to use "sound levels" properly. If someone can hear your sound from far away, you need to remove it until you learn how to use them properly.

7. Do not spam sounds or music.

9. Changing your player into inanimate objects or into a position that hides you is not permitted. (Ex: Solid Snake "cardboard box" PACs are not allowed.)

10. Do not make yourself transparent or invisible under any circumstance. Violators of this rule will have PAC immediately revoked.

11. "Effects" are prohibited unless the user knows and understands how to use them properly.

12. "Trails" are prohibited unless the user knows and understands how to use them properly.

13. Using the PAC camera to see through walls will result in immediate removal of PAC from user and possible suspension from server. However, if you are having camera issues regarding PAC, as people have had with recent updates, it can be understood.

unless given specific permission by a CSC member or higher

Out Of Character

Also refereed to as OOC, Out Of Character means means talking to other players on the global chat about content NOT related to roleplay. This can be done by putting "//" before a message. Any content that is discussed in OOC which pertains to roleplay or is for the use of an advantage over other players, is considered metagaming and is not allowed. Please use discretion when using OOC, and take care not to flood the chat. If you need to report something to an admin, please do not use OOC. Please start a message with a "@" instead of "//". Only admins can see this and it is a lot more noticeable. You could be ignored if you do not do this.

As much as we'd like to allow everyone to be heard, there is a time and place. OOC is not the place most of the time. Please do not complain, post bug reports or make suggestions over OOC. This purpose is served by our forums at frostburnt.com. Please post your complaints and suggestions there, as bothering everone else about it in OOC gets you nowhere and makes you look bad.

Loss of Items

Please do not ask for items to be returned to you for a bad reason, use common sense when asking for a refund. Admins are not always required to reimburse you, but we will try too if it is absolutely necassary or unfair to you, however these are some examples of when you won't be refunded:

Someone taking your items due to any legitimate death.
Being Raided.
Death By Hunger.
A Roleplay related death.
Vending machines in most cases.

You are able to build vending machines that allow you to sell most items at a price you can specify. These vending machines can be placed anywhere on the map, but there are some requlations.

Vending machines cannot be within 50 meters of a spawn point, vending machines violating this rule may be "moved".
If you put a vending machine in someone else's property without permission, it will be "moved".
If you put a vending machine in the proximity(100 meters) of a merchant selling similar merchandise, that merchant can put a hit on you. (that means the merchant's vending machine had to be there first.)
Forum rules

Here you will find some General Information you should probably know before posting

No flaming.
No bullying.
Try not to derail threads.
NSFW content should be put in a spoiler:
No pornographic content. (Hentai is fine but must be in a spoiler stating that its hentai)
No spamming.
Don't bump old threads without a good reason.
No advertising other servers/communities.
Signature/Avatar guidelines: not stupidly large, not NSFW.
No double posting! There is an edit button for a reason.
No posting things that have nothing to do with anything on serious topics (The forums are very loosely moderated and the posts probably might be removed)
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