DreamWorld RP - RolePlay GuidesGeneral
The concept of role-playing in GTA is based on portraying a specific character, which is developed by yourself and has different characteristics, feelings, background story and more. It is basically making a unique virtual personality that you have control over while playing from your PC and portraying the real life. Your character will even have his/her own name.
Just like in real life, your character must have a first-name and a last-name. You can’t name your character with unrealistic and game nicknames like: PewDiePie, Headshot Master, Potato Destroyer.
Just like in real life, names must be realistic. Also, famous names are not allowed.
What are the limitations?
Just like in some other games, there are certain rules that apply. Unlike shooter games and other servers, the purpose is not killing everybody around and kill them as much as you can, there is no teleportation and there are a set of rules that make role-play what it is.
Foremost, we have two definitions that separate the real life from the roleplaying world. The “RP world” is called IC (in-character) - it defines anything that happens within the RP’s frame - it is what your character does, says and interacts with.
The opposite definition is OOC (out of character), and it defines everything that happens outside the RP’s frame and is unrelated to the progression of your character. You can’t use OOC information (any information that you, not the character, somehow know that you didn’t get ICly) for your advantage as it would be considered as Meta-Gaming and you will be issued a punishment. Everything that you say using the voice chat is ONLY IC.
Let’s give an example:
Let’s say you want to ask how to write a command in-game. This doesn’t happen in real life. Another example: you ask someone how to turn off the game sound. This doesn’t happen in real life too. You can’t just come to someone and ask him how to turn off the volume of the world, right? We have the OOC chat for these type of questions. Also, if your game crashed and you get back to the server, you can type an OOC message that your game crashed.
So, now that we know what IC and OOC mean and we know how to use the chats there is one last rule regarding the RP boundaries:
Simple like that - whatever happens IC, stays IC, and whatever happens OOC, stays OOC. Means that you can’t use any OOC information ICly and vice versa. Breaking this rule would be considered as Meta-Gaming.