Be respectful to other players. Out of character name calling and offensive insults are not appropriate in game, reddit or discord. Keep it civil. Harassment and abuse of other players outside the realm of game play is prohibited. Music and sound effects are allowed but should be used sparingly. If a player asks you to stop, stop.
Complaining about KOS/players/rules in global chat is prohibited. Keep it open for questions and casual chit-chat. Don’t sling ban threats, rule violations and general vitriol around in Chat, Discord or Reddit, if you have a problem with someone RP it out and or if the behavior is constant/excessive or overly toxic contact an admin via the reports channel.
Players complaining in chat will be warned and then kicked if they do not stop.
Use of sign artist to create pornographic signs is prohibited, we know this is generally an adult game but there is a censorship setting in this game for a reason.
Use of sign artist to create gore signs is prohibited, we know this is generally an adult game but blatantly offensive content will be removed and punishment at the discretion of admins will be assigned.
You are expected to interact with each other with a reasonable level of respect. In-game in-character insults in local chat for example adds to the overall RP of the server (for example; ‘Dirty Mongols smell of horse urine and shame!’) but direct or out of character insults in general chat, Discord, Reddit or other affiliated technologies we use for the server will not be tolerated. If you want to talk something out, move to PMs or DMs; but remember that admins will monitor discussions for toxicity and inappropriate conduct. Assume that anything you say or do is recorded and will be examined if a report is made. Use the tools available to you such as /yell, /local, /whisper, /me, #roleplay in Discord or Reddit to tell in-character stories that include a bit of relatively well-intended and well-formed rivalry; but nothing blatantly disrespectful, rule or out of character.
Do not lie or mislead staff when we are investigating reports. This is grounds for more severe punishment. If staff direct you to take corrective action due to a violation of rules on your part, it is highly recommended you do so. Failure to do so may lead to more severe punishment (i.e. If you have been advised to return supplies in an illegal code-raid and you advise you will not, staff are likely to jail you for a period of time, and return the items anyway ourselves. We have loot logs, action logs, chat logs, and a host of other logs.) Attempting to hide rule-breaking behavior will simply result in a more severe action than just following a simple corrective action.
Staff reserve the right to institute corrective action against individuals that they feel are detrimental to the server where a specific rule is not in place, or remove players that they feel are against the well-being of the server.
Above all, this is a privately operated, volunteer run server. We’re creating the environment for you to tell your story, but not every interaction needs staff involvement. You are encouraged to use diplomacy, politics, ruthlessness, intelligence and perseverance in your life here. But every month the server will wipe. Do not take everything seriously, you cannot win in Rust; you can only not-lose for a little bit longer.
Staff are here to ensure good game play. Actions done in bad faith (Meant to skirt the rules, to take advantage of gray areas or specifically push the limits of what is acceptable to see what can be gotten away with) may be met with admin intervention. There is a level of leniency in good faith actions (done with the specific intent to better the server or the interactions therein ) but if staff tells you you are going too far than you are and that is where the line needs to be.
Lastly, if staff have made a decision in a case, in absence of new evidence that will be our final decision. Arguing, spamming, PMing, insulting staff will not be tolerated. If you’re going to make allegations, make sure you have proof to back it up. OBS Studio and many other free recording programs are available to you; you should consider having them available for use. A simple kill-screen is generally not really enough for a finding of KoS.
HACKING, EXPLOIT OR GAMEPLAY SCRIPT USE
Any hacking or script use will be thoroughly investigated and punished by the admin team. If you believe you have solid evidence of this taking place, send it to the admin team. This includes exploiting game bugs to gain an advantage over other players. Repeated false hackusations are also punishable.
Non game modifying script use (such as guitar scripts) are allowed; however if they trigger a ban from EasyAntiCheat we cannot assist with that.