SERVER RULES

1) Roleplay Before Bloodshed (no RDM, VDM, KOS).
– Bloodshed refers to acts of violence e.g. punching, lassoing, knifing, hog-tying, shooting, vehicle attacks, etc.
– The minimum RP expectation can be met by ensuring the target of a violent act knows generally who attacked them, and why. 

2) Must be 18 years or older (both players and their characters). 

3) Value all life (Yours, others, and NPCs)
Take risks appropriate for your character and embrace the RP consequences. E.g. RP your injuries, rest the character, leave a scene clue, permadeath, etc.

4) No OOC (out of character) communication or actions on-server.

5) No glitching/power gaming/super characters/super groups. (see Guidelines)

6) No stream sniping/metagaming. (see Guidelines)

7) Must know basic player controls (see Getting Started)

8) No RP that violates Twitch Terms of Service or Twitch Community Guidelines (this includes Erotic RP)

9) No use of 3rd party mods or apps while on server, excluding the PRC TeamSpeak server while in-game.

10) Extreme Violence: Consent between all parties is required before torture/mutilation RP. Hanging RP is not permitted. SEE ALSO: Frontier Justice.

11) Group size limited to six collaborating players in a given scenario. 

    • Lawmen are permitted to form larger posses in city limits. (See Lawmen SOPs)

12) Losing Consciousness and Incapacitation: If you are downed during active player-to-player conflict, you are unconscious. You may remember everything up until you lose consciousness, but remember nothing until you revive (wake up/F). While unconscious, you may make utterances, but cannot remember the details or subject of any conversations.

If you’re downed but aren’t in active conflict (i.e., kicked by a horse, falling damage), you are incapacitated. You may speak and choose to retain your memory.

Options for Reviving During Active Conflict
A. You may wake up while the scene is active, but must play out the circumstances of your injuries/likelihood to fall unconscious again without medical support.
B. If you are downed in a gunfight (any conflict that results in gunfire), you may not re-engage in the gunfight nor be forced to re-engage.
C. You may choose to remain downed until other players provide assistance.
D. Re-spawning at nearest doctor should only be used in situations where consent/safety is an issue (see guide).
E. If downed due to law enforcement action, you must submit to detainment on scene.

Permanent death isn’t required for any reason and is the sole decision of the character’s player. SEE ALSO: Getting Started

GUIDELINES AND LORE

Lore Friendly: This refers to character conduct and server aesthetic. The PRC’s servers follow the lore set in place in their respective games. If it exists within RDR2 or GTAV for example, it’s fair-game to roleplay or reference. (Exception: See “Super Characters” below)

While we expect RP that is realistic, we also embrace that occasionally game-lore, server rules, and historical accuracy may be at odds. For example, while the historical setting of RDR2 might realistically support racist/sexist stereotypes and tropes, this community tolerates neither. Additionally we will not tolerate conflict driven by prejudice or discrimination.

Power Gaming: Power Gaming: (Including but not limited to) abusing/exploiting game mechanics/bugs, using mechanics not supported in-game to gain an advantage*, cop/sheriff-baiting, excessive trolling, forcing unwanted RP** (see GUIDE: Consent and Safety), combat logging.

* /me and /scenes features are available to facilitate and enable RP. Using them to restrict RP (e.g. “/scene door is locked” or “/scene property claimed”),
or force a specific RP outcome (“/me takes all money” instead of “/me searches pockets for money”), is considered power gaming.

** Holding a person restrained for more than 5 minutes without active rp and/or reasons to sustain it (e.g. travel) is power gaming.

Super Characters/Super Groups: Characters/groups named after or personifying people/groups who exist IRL, who identify directly with existing RDR2 or GTAV lore, or who have the potential to toe the line that defines power gaming (e.g. serial killers, supernatural entities, etc) must open an admin-support ticket and request Admin approval in advance. You will collaborate with Admin on a set of rules you agree to abide by, and the community will vote to participate/opt out.

Stream Sniping/Meta Gaming: Your presence in another player’s Twitch chat during any RP interaction, especially in situations where you have some kind of advantage, will be considered by Admin as evidence of stream sniping.

After on-server conflict (e.g. a gunfight, bar brawl, robbery, bounty apprehension, arrest and sentencing), involved players are not permitted in each other’s Twitch streams for 1 hour after the conclusion of the conflict OR if the streamer’s character is actively discussing their involvement or future plans.

Any information gained OOC can’t be used IC. If it’s not on-server, it’s not IC unless otherwise approved by admin.

If you have multiple characters, information can’t be passed from one to another.

Quality of Roleplay: Our expectation is that at all times, players are mindful of server and community rules, the lore and setting in which their character exists, and their impact on the RP happening around them. Your character has no concept of server rules. If you are concerned someone is breaking the rules and not responding to an immersive reminder (i.e., “Let’s send six.. that should be enough.”), you can disengage from the scene or file an admin-support ticket. “Rulesplaining” on the server is itself a rule break.

To this end, if you encounter RP which you believe fails to meet the community standard, or degrades your RP experience, please open an admin-support ticket in Discord immediately. In most cases, Admin response will be to encourage and support the player’s improvement. However, repeat offenders will face temporary and/or permanent bans at Admin discretion. 

Rule Violation Procedure

If a player violates a rule or community guideline while role-playing with you on the server, you are expected to report them via an admin-support ticket in Discord. Do your best to disengage with the interaction without breaking character. You may reach out privately to resolve the issue if you are comfortable doing so, however, do not address the issue in the Discord community chats.

Player reports will be reviewed by the Admin team. Decisions are made collaboratively by the Admin team on a case-by-case basis. All available information, including previous Rule or Community Guideline violations, will be taken into account in determining a course of action. If it’s determined that server or community rules/guidelines weren’t upheld, the following procedure will occur:

1st Warning
  • Warning and up to 3-day removal of Allowlist permissions in Discord and on the server
2nd Warning
  • Warning and up to 7-day removal of allowlist permissions in Discord and on server.
3rd Warning
  • Permanent removal of allowlist permissions in Discord and on server.

  • Allowlist permissions may be temporarily removed while Admin investigate our concerns.
  • Length of permissions removal will be adjusted case by case depending on the RP impact of your actions, number of violations identified, and your contribution to the RP quality of community health up to this point.

Examples of high-impact rule violations that may lead Admin to skip 1st or 2nd violation procedure include but aren’t limited to:

  • OOC Name-calling or belittling a player in DMs or in community chat channels when you find out they’ve opened an Admin ticket.
  • Coercing a player with intimidation or shame in DMs not to open a ticket with Admin.
  • Sexism or racism directed toward a player or character.
  • Multiple rule violations in one go.
  • Back-to-back repeats of the same rule break after a warning was issued.

Permanent bans are issued after a unanimous agreement between Admin and server owner. In cases where Admin determine community safety is at risk, permanent removal of server whitelist may happen immediately.

Server Admin: MollyPopGirl, Kaypocalypse, WheelzWA, eiragwen, Ewok |  Server Owner: Hicks_206

Consent And Safety

CONSENT: A player’s enthusiastic participation.

It’s important to recognize that The PRC is a lore-friendly RP community. Participation in community spaces and/or game servers indicates that you consent to participate in roleplay and discussion that reflects the lore and gameplay of Red Dead Redemption II and Grand Theft Auto V. This includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Depictions of violence
  • Violence against other characters*
  • Hunting/skinning animals
  • Potential to be robbed, kidnapped, harmed by other characters*
  • Language heard from NPC (non-player-characters)

(*All acts must be within the context of server rules and serve the RP purpose of collaborative storytelling.)

While the server and community rules are fundamental to the goal of community safety, a better understanding of consent in the context of RP will foster both safer spaces and better storytelling.

Recognizing consent means looking for an indication of the following:

  • Players feel in control of their contribution and the situation.
  • Players feel safe.
  • Players are enjoying the experience.

Can a player consent to RP that harms their character?

Yes! A player’s enthusiastic participation may be contrary to their character’s participation. A character can be frightened, angry, murderous or miserable with their predicament, but as long as the player is consenting there is no reason to be concerned.

 

When should we be concerned that a player is no longer consenting?

Once a player feels out of control, unsafe, or is no longer enjoying the experience, they’re no longer an enthusiastic participant. At this point, the narrative should immediately be redirected. It may be necessary to contact participants via Discord to re-evaluate expectations and boundaries.

 

I'm not sure my fellow players are enthusiastic participants, what should I do?

It’s absolutely the responsibility of all players to understand consent and ensure that all participants in every situation are enthusiastic participants. 

Sometimes, it’s hard to tell. This is especially true when RP involves conflict or violence. If you aren’t sure, communicate. This can include setting expectations before*, during**, and after (and all of the above) a scene. 

For the sake of immersion, an OOC chat is not provided on server. Player to player conversation should take place via Discord DM or the PRC Discord. PRC Administrators and Ambassadors are available to facilitate communication as necessary and can be contacted via #anon-feedback in Discord. 

*If you know your character wants to target someone specific in a way that will involve conflict or violence, we highly encourage contacting that player in advance to prevent safety concerns in the middle of an unfolding scene.

**If concerns arise during a scene, use your character to make room for pause (e.g. smoke a cigarette) and DM participants asap. A simple “Are you ok with this?” is often enough.

 

I no longer consent to RP I'm participating in, what do I do?

  1. Communication: Utilize Discord to DM participants, or tag them in a message in one of The PRC’s OOC channels. Let them know you are not ok with continuing. 
  2. Request Mediation: If for any reason, communication didn’t resolve the problem or you aren’t comfortable handling the discussion on your own, you can use #admin-support in Discord to request assistance from Admin/Ambassadors. 
  3. Withdrawal: Absent the ability to resolve the situation through communication, we encourage you to withdraw your character immediately. This can include ending the conversation, leaving the space, and in an emergency, exiting the server. 
  4. Emergency Exit: If you can’t resolve the issue in character and are forced to exit the server, please immediately file a report in #admin-support to inform Admin. 
 

Must be allowlisted to use RDR/GTA-specific channels.

In the “Support Requests” section of Discord, open an #admin-support ticket to contact Admin with requests such as conflict mediation or RP scenario advice, alerts to concerning behavior, and reports on rule violations. Your information will remain confidential unless otherwise requested and approved by you.

In the “Support Requests” section of Discord, open a ticket in the #harassment-or-abuse channel to contact admin and open a private, confidential conversation. We will work with you to take action and prevent future harm in every way possible.

In the “Support Requests” section of Discord, open a ticket in #admin-support to alert Admin/Coordinators/Devs to in-game issues requiring immediate assistance. This allows the team to teleport to your location or teleport you out of a location. To be used when urgent intervention is needed in a harmful situation, or for things like getting stuck in the map.

Conflict Resolution Guide

PRC’s guide to utilizing RP conflict to tell great stories, and handling OOC conflict to foster a safe community. 

Consent in Gaming

A free PDF published by Monte Cooke Games.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict between characters can be a valuable tool to drive narrative and foster character progression. Conflict that feels one-sided, fails to facilitate progress, or lacks supporting RP narrative, can be frustrating especially for the character at a disadvantage. Before seeking an OOC solution off-server, it can be beneficial to remain IC and either disengage, or work through the scene to its conclusion. Here are some steps to help resolve IC conflict without breaking character:

  • Always give the benefit of the doubt: Assume your fellow players are following the rules and remaining IC. Take responsibility for the quality of your own RP, and assume your scene partners are doing their best.
  • Listen and learn: Every character has a story. Take time to hear your opposition’s story and ask follow up questions to demonstrate you hear them and care about what they’re saying. 
  • Collaborate: Now that you’ve got an idea about your opposition’s motivation, can you help them get what they want?
  • Disengage: Find an RP-relevant reason to detach yourself from scene like excusing yourself for a cigarette or a bathroom break.
  • Embrace your disadvantage: If you find yourself in a situation where conflict is unavoidable (kidnapping, robbery, etc), play along. It’s ok to lose; live to RP another day.
  • OOC Conflict Resolution: When the IC scene has concluded, you may still have concerns. See the Out Of Character Conflict Resolution section for tools to help.
  • Emergency Exit: If you feel unsafe and your efforts to disengage have been blocked, log off the server per the Consent and Safety Guide, and immediately open a harassment-or-abuse ticket.

We’re a community of storytellers with big personalities and imaginations. It’s inevitable that moments will arise when our ideas or story approaches clash. Utilizing these moments to pursue collaborative, two-sided conflict resolutions can help strengthen our community off-server, and lead to better RP on-server.

The following DOs and DONTs are guidelines to help navigate player to player approaches to conflict resolution. Admin are always available to help facilitate this process via admin-support tickets.

DOs:

  • ASK PERMISSION in a community channel before entering DMs with another player.
  • Identify and respect boundaries. If a player makes statements like “I’m not comfortable with this” or “I’d rather talk with admin,” move out of one on one discussion and open an admin-support ticket.
  • At all times give the benefit of the doubt, and assume your fellow players are doing their best.
  • Identify and maintain a conscious awareness of whether you’re talking about a character’s actions, or the player’s actions. Players are not their characters! If you’re talking about a player’s character, say “Your character did this” or “When [character’s name] said this.”
  • Focus on specifics. Give a description of the scene you’re concerned about, and why. Avoid abstract statements like “You always do this,” “this happens all the time,” “This is a huge problem for the server.”
  • Take responsibility for your own actions and RP decisions.
  • Ask for feedback if your intention is to give it.
  • Give opportunity for your fellow player(s) to express their concerns, if your intention is to express yours.
  • Listen (read) carefully. Restate the concerns and/or feedback your fellow player provides to ensure your understanding.
  • Collaborate on a two-sided resolution. Once all parties have expressed clear understanding of each other’s concerns, take turns to suggest personal action items for future encounters. E.g. “Next time, I’ll make sure my voip range is at max so I know I can be heard” or “I’ll be diligent not to rob you 3 times a day going forward.”
  • Follow up to make sure your resolution proposal addresses the other party’s concerns.
  • Open an admin-support ticket. Conflict resolution is a skill that needs developed like any other. If you need help at any point in the process, open a ticket and admin will do our best to mediate.

DONT’s:

  • DM players without permission.
  • Make accusations. The moment you say “You RDM’d me” or “That was Fail RP,” you are no longer resolving conflict and should immediately open an admin-support ticket.
  • Place blame. Avoid statements like “You should have done this” or “You messed up.”
  • Coerce players to avoid an admin-support ticket. If you know you made a mistake, offering an apology and a IC solution is a good approach to help resolve the issue. However, this does not absolve you of accountability from admin in case of rule violations. Your next step should be to open an admin-support ticket informing them of the rule violation and the OOC resolution. (Typically, admin support player solutions in lieu of punitive action.)
  • Disclose IC Information without consent – this is META.
  • Dog pile. Avoid situations where one person is being addressed by multiple others.
  • Speak on behalf of a group. Avoid using statements like “Everyone in my group is upset” or “My whole group saw that.” Address your own concerns, and let others speak for themselves.
  • Be afraid to open an admin-support ticket for assistance in conflict resolution. This can be a challenging task! Admin are here to help.