- May 14, 2010
What is Roleplay?
Roleplay is playing a role. A roleplay server is a server where you act as a person. You can choose what you want to Roleplay. If in real life you are a calm person, you can choose to create yourself a crazy Roleplay person to be the contrary of yourself. There are many great things about the roleplay. Roleplaying a character is really fun, because it give you the opportunity to think about what your character would do in differents situations.
In Character (IC)
In Character is everything related to your character. Using normal chat is In Character. If you wanna talk about your new PS3, you must use /b for Out of Character (OOC). Everything you type In Character (IC) is considered as if it was your character talking. Don't forget to create a unique character, original. Give your character a personality.
Out Of Character (OOC)
Out of Character is everything NOT related to your character, OR everything that needs explanations. To talk in Out Of Character chat, you need to use /b command in game. A good example of Out Of Character question would be, You are Roleplaying a frisk on someone as a cop, but you are not sure if the person has a wallet, you can use /b and ask Do you have a wallet in character ? If the person say Yes, you can continue your RP and Roleplay find the wallet. If the person say no, you would simply continue roleplaying without the wallet of the person.
The Non-Roleplay term is used when someone is doing things that he wouldn├óÔé¼Ôäót done in real life. For example, bunnyhoping. Bunnyhoping is pressing your space bar all the time to jump forward, making you go faster then a normal running player. This is NON-RP because in real life, you don├óÔé¼Ôäót jump each time to go faster then a person. When you are arrested and cuffed with your arms in your back, it is non-roleplay to start running away. It is also Non-Rp to uncuff yourself, see powergaming section.
Another example of NON-RP: Killing someone for hitting your car. Many people say ├óÔé¼┼ôOh I├óÔé¼Ôäóam in a gang I will kill you if you wreck my car├óÔé¼┬ª├óÔé¼┬Ø Well that├óÔé¼Ôäós wrong. Even if some people probably done this already, do you think you would maybe waste your life in jail simply because someone rammed your car by accident ? Probably not. Depending on the context, killing someone for ramming your car is considered NON-RP.
Killing someone in a public place such as the bank parking, Unity Station and crowded place like that is also considered NON-RP.
Metagaming is using Out Of Character (Real Life if you prefer) informations that you received for a In Character advantage. Classic example is, you see someone named Joseph_Racf walking on your left, and you say Hey Joseph ! You can├óÔé¼Ôäót do that because you are checking his name over his head, and in real life, people don├óÔé¼Ôäót have names over their head. What you need to do is something like, Hey sir, What├óÔé¼Ôäós your name ? If he tell you Jack, you will call him Jack. Don├óÔé¼Ôäót start being like, Hey I think your name is not Jack├óÔé¼┬ª that would be wrong.
Another example, you see a Los Aztecas member walking at the bank parking and you ask him, How can I join Los Aztecas. First of all, this is a metagaming of skins, just because someone is wearing blue bandanas doesn├óÔé¼Ôäót make them a LA member. Another example of metagaming would be you and a guy alone somewhere. You see your health bar and it├óÔé¼Ôäós full but the other player health bar is almost empty. Looking for beef without a reason with this player and killing him quickly is kinda metagaming his health bar and this makes a poor Roleplay situation. Going to the HQ of a faction just because you saw their cars there is also metagaming during a war.
There are many forms of metagaming but the Name over the head and the metagame of skins faction are the most commons.
Powergaming is playing without giving a chance to the other players to react. Using your binds in 1 second to jack someone car is powergaming. Breaking your cuffs by hitting them on a rock is powergaming. Running away when being tackled by 2 persons is powergaming. Nobody in game is Chuck Norris and you gotta get over it. Spamming your binds to tackles someone or to jack him is powergaming. You gotta give a chance to the other player to react, else, what can he do ? Forcing someone to do what you ask him is also powergaming. /me tackles the person [/crack] IS POWERGAMING. If you are alone, you canno├óÔé¼Ôäót force anyone to do /crack. If the person being tackled doesn├óÔé¼Ôäót try to avoid it or don├óÔé¼Ôäót rp a way out, then you could ask the person in /b to go on the ground. Shooting the cuffs of someone with your gun is powergaming.
Roleplay To Win is Roleplaying and always winning. For example, you are being tackled by 2 persons and you do /me rolls on the side evading the 2 persons.
And then you just run away├óÔé¼┬ª This is Powergaming but also RP-To-Win. Many people RP-To-Win to avoid situations that they don├óÔé¼Ôäót like. RP-To-Win go in the Powergaming section. If you are tied and you do /me grabs his knife and cuts the rope and runs away, this is considered as powergaming, but its a kind of RP-To-Win, wich is technically winning the RP situation to get yourself out of trouble.
Revenge Killing (RK)
Revenge Killing is when you get killed by someone or by a group of persons and that after, the only thing that you have in mind is to kill them back. When you get killed by someone, your short term memory is wiped. You totally forget about the person or the persons. It means you canno't come back where the person(s) killed you and try to kill that person back. If you invent a reason to kill the person(s) it's also revenge killing. For example, Bob kill you with a deagle for some reason, well if you spawn and runs to him and say Hey man, get away this is my turf then start to punch him, this is also Revenge Killing. Finally, when you get killed, just don't go back at the person(s) who killed you to look for trouble again.
Player Kill (PK)
A PK happend everytime you die. Everytime you get killed by a player, you are PKed. When you enter a huge roleplaying situation where a faction or just random people are about to kill you for a In Character reason... To make it simple, you forgot about what happend recently.
The PK might become official (A Admin command makes the PK appear on the chat box in game). Now, Player Kill only happend when someone is leaving a faction or getting kicked out of it. When you are Player Killed, you canno't remember things such as, your faction... your worst ennemy or the place where you died. If you do that, it is considered non-rp.
Character Kill (CK)
A CK means your life is over. Your finished. Everything that happend in the past is over. You will have to start a new character if you wanna play again.
Non-Roleplay driving is driving like the people in the movie Mad Max. You can be kicked and warned for that. Ramming every poles of the city and driving on the wrong side is considered NON-RP driving.
Car Deathmatch is when you ram people on the sidewalk with your car or when you park on people. Car DM is really annoying and it is non-rp. Parking on someone can get you warned and I believe banned. Ramming people for no reason is considered Car DM. Do not do that.<o></o>
DMing or Deathmatching is the action to kill players without a reason. You canno├óÔé¼Ôäót Roleplay to be a psychopath and to kill everyone. This is Deathmatch and it is NOT authorized. There are many forms of DM. Punching random people IS DMing. Looking for beef with everyone just to punch them IS DMing.
OOC insults is when you insult someone outside your character context. Example, Jack and Bob are talking. Jack say /b You are a fucking piece of shit Bob. Bob can screenshot this and report Jack on the forums for OOC insults. Note that Your dumb is NOT considered as OOC insult. Also, saying in /b your character look ugly or gay is not a ooc insult, you are simply talking about the character look of the player, not about the player himself.
Roleplaying a car jack
Every car that you are stealing must be roleplayed. Parked cars, already started cars etc├óÔé¼┬ª They must ALL be roleplaying jacked with at least 3 /me commands.
To RP jack someone car you should do something close to:
* Username breaks the window with his elbow
* Username unlocks the door and opens it
* Username grabs the driver and throw him outside
IF YOU ARE USING BINDS, WAIT AT LEAST 1.5 SECONDS between each of your binds, else it will be a powergamed car jack.
If the car is in a parking, you would do something like:
* Username looks around and gets close to the car
* Username try the door (open it if you can then)
* Username opens the door and gets on the seat
* Username closes the door and crouches under the driving board
* Username searches for a red wire.
* Username removes the red wire and connects the 2 green ones together
* Username sucefully hotwires the car
In SA:MP, the actions that canno├óÔé¼Ôäót be seen by others players must be done with /me.
* Username is basically telling to others players what your character is doing.
* Username scratch his head├óÔé¼┬ª *That show to others players that you are scratching your head*
The /me commands are really good to create a smooth environment of Roleplay.
If you are with many people, it is always fun to do multiples /me to interact with the others.[/COLOR]
Your Character Personality:
If you decide that your character get nervous really fast, please, always Roleplay as that. In real life, when you have mental problems or physical problems, they rarely get away after 3 hours or 1-2 days. If you are tired of roleplaying a nervous character for some reasons, Roleplay take pills to control it, so It will add even more RP and it will give even more personality to your character. You will now be a stressed person that take pills to control himself. This is really interesting when you decide to put multiples characteristics to your character.
Binds are really important in SA:MP. One thing you need to remember is that, binds should NOT be used because your too lazy to type but simply for things that needs to be written really fast. For example, cops need to have binds because during a chase, they do not have the time to type on their keyboard whatever they want, so they use binds such as /backup to call for a backup instead of typing it with their hands and risking to loose the chase.
For civilians and gangs, mafias, the binds should be used for things that needs to be done quickly too, such as openning the trunck of your car and taking out an M4.
PLEASE NOTE: Binds like: /me opens the trunk and takes out an m4/ak-47/shotgun
ARE NOT GOOD. Your bind is not a freaking menu option. The bind needs to be CLEAR and should be self-explanatory.
You can download a keybind program by searching Google.