What is a role playing Server?
It is one where there are opportunities for players characters to take on a persona join a group and role play a group theme and playing style. Or within the servers rules, role play and scenario, as general player-citizens they can simply do their own thing, run as a friendly player, a lone wolf survivor, a woodsman-trader, a lone bandit or one that pairs, or groups up to cause mischief etc... maybe declare yourself a bounty hunter seeking rewards for CPD contracts... Find your own path or join a gang and get yourself deep into some action!
The year is 2020, a year and a half after the world wide spread of the airborne Ghana-Z'ebola virus outbreak, that infected 92% of the worlds population within weeks. Millions of those that escaped the first round of infection were killed by the infected, many only bitten but then becoming infected themselves. Many survivors were killed by others desperate to find food and survive themselves, within a month the zombie apocalypse had changed the face of the earth forever.
In a remote area of the Czech Republic, in the impoverish province of Chernarus, like other areas of the globe a few survivors rode out the chaos and carnage the apocalypse had brought to their region. A Police Department had been raised from the ruins and was establishing itself as the new law of the land. Several gang lords are attempting to rebuild their membership and regain some control. The Police was struggling to maintain much control, while the Z'ebola virus continued to flourish, the gangs began to establish their new turf, a new fight for power was beginning, the gang wars are coming...
A new Chernarus Police Department has been founded by CPD Judge Rev, who advised the CPD will be recruiting suitable candidates into the department very soon.
Gang related news:
Word on the street is a Russian Mafia affiliated group called the Zinomafia are now active, but no detailed information has been obtained about the group as so far the population refuses to speak about them out of fear.
It is understood that an internationally Triad connected group known as the Sobor Dragons is being established in the heart of Chernarus, rumour has it a couple of Scottish Triad Highlander heavy weights have arrived to establish the gang. The Acting Mayor of Novy Sobor said the pair "Look like bloody psychopath's!" and has demanded the CPD take action as soon as possible to stop the gang gaining a foothold in his back yard.
Informants have advised that (fresh on parole prior to the Apocolypse), Severograd citizen Rain, parole number 401 has founded an outlaw motorcycle club gang (OMCG) known as the Devil's Breed mc, Club President Rain has been quoted as saying "Stay the f*** away from Northern Chernarus, you bunch of ball bag motha f***ers!".
Ganglands Active Map
Ganglands Active Map
A server ‘Active Map’ will be posted on this page (above). It will maintained to display current specific server ‘zones’ and will also indicate specific gang owned ‘orange zone’ towns and turf. Keep an eye on this map to ensure you keep up to date with the slowly changing orange and other zones of the map.
Green Zone: A (safe) green zone is established along the coast and includes all coastal towns and an area of 250m from all sides of those towns. The Green some includes an area from Chernogorsk along the coast (and 500m inland from the coastal edge) East the North, all the way around the coast to Nizhnoye. This does not include Skalisty Island. This area is also expected to have a heavy Police presence. Intentionally shooting or injuring or attempting to kidnap other players in this area is forbidden and may bring about a server suspension or ban. All players should adhere to police demands in these areas and where Police will often stop, detain and search/check any other players citizens and gang members alike.
Purple Zones: These are PROTECTED 'Home' locations of the various groups, ONLY members from those groups may enter these zones. If you are not a member of these groups and enter these zones under any circumstances you will suffer server suspension or a server ban. If you fire into these zones you will suffer a server ban. (One exception: If you find you accidentally new spawn in these zones you must leave directly!, do not stop, do not steal, simply leave in the quickest direction immediately).
Orange Zones: Specific towns or area as may be declared as orange zones by the server administration. This will be done by way of updating the ‘active’ map. A specific gang will be assigned as the owners/in control of an orange zone. In these areas amongst the gangs (does not include citizen or Police, except on Prison Island where this applies to the Police), they may shoot to kill each other. Basically these areas are a gang specific turf and uninvited gangs means war! Police may get caught up in the fight and citizens may ‘get in the way’, however gangs ‘intentionally’ taking on the Police or shooting innocent citizens should be avoided.
Prison Island - Orange Zone: This is restricted area, except for imprisoned players ‘serving time’ Police will shoot to kill any trespassers (or escapees!). Enter here at your own risk. Citizens may enter the Island only when with an approved Police escort.
Red Zones: These areas are declared ‘out of control’ This is an area where ‘Kill on site’ is permitted and expected. Enter here at your own risk. The Police can not help you here!
Grey Zone: This area encompasses all areas of the map not designated as part of the Green, Purple, Orange or Red Zone. In this area general role playing setup and scenario’s apply.
Rules of Engagement
Rules of Engagement
Green Zone: No players other than Police are permitted to intentionally shoot, injure or kidnap other players of any grouping in this area. Any breach of this rule may incur a server suspension or ban.
Purple Zones: Only group members of relevant protected ‘home’ areas may enter these locations and only they may shoot within, out of and into such areas. Any breach of this rule may incur a server suspension or ban.
Orange Zones: These are areas claimed as gang turf and regarded as being ‘owned’ by specific gangs. These areas are considered to be in a state of gang warfare. Unless invited and accompanied into an orange zone by its owners, opposing gang members will usually be shot on site. The owner gang of a relevant Orange Zone turf will not attack Police, as the Police will often side with the owners in keeping out opposing gangs, usually with deadly force in an attempt to keep the peace. Invading gangs are permitted totake on the Police in these areas including shooting to kill. The owner gang may kidnap civilians who enter their area and may rob them, but should only kill them should they not comply. Invading gangs may shoot to kill any Civilians they come across in these areas. Civilians enter these areas at their own risk. They are not permitted to shoot to kill any owner gang members (or Police) in these zones, unless they are first fired upon. Civilians may shoot to kill any invading gang members. It is recommended civilians best avoid these areas.
Prison IslandOrange Zone: Police are permitted to shoot to kill in this area, however theywill often choose to strip any invaders of their weapons and ammo and after placing them in a prison cell for a short period (usually 15 minutes for a trespass offence). They will be instructed to leave the island. (Uninvited and escorted) Civilians andinvading gangs are not permitted to shoot at Police in this area. To do so risks a server suspension or ban. Invading gangs and Civilians may shoot to kill each other in this area.
Red Zones: These areas are declared ‘out of control’ and are regarded ‘kill on site’ areas. Kill on site between the different groups is permitted and in fact expected.
Grey Zone:This encompasses all areas of the map not designated as part of the Green, Purple, Orange or Red Zones. In these areas Police will often detain and search all other players, failure to comply may result in such players being shot by the police. Civilians and all gang members are subject to ‘The Law’ here and risk being charged with various offences of the law if caught. They also risk being placed on a CPD Most Wanted list, where civilian-Bounty-Hunters may hunt them, including legally shooting to kill in some circumstances.
Kill andDeath Reports: All players that shoot someone or are killed are required topost a brief kill or death report (within 48hrs) in the relevant Ganglands forum topic thread. This will be in place until there is an in game death, killed by type notice. So server admins can assess whether rules might have been breached or other issues need to be addressed. It also allows for warrants to be issued in some circumstances and allows for a KD-statics sheet to be maintained.
*Check theGanglands Active Map on a regular basis to keep an eye on any zone updates which affects the rules of engagement in such zones. Ignorance of the rules of engagement and active map zone changes and rules of the server is not an excuse.
The Law in Chernarus is often a little hazy given the CPD are still struggling to gain control in the most areas of the region, so it may not always be enforced as the CPD would like. Judges may override the laws of Chernarus until the courts are ever restabilised. The Judges remain the supreme legal power in the land. There are two categories of offences, Misdemeanours and Felonies. Beware some Felony charges may result in a server suspension or ban.
Police Search and Detain Powers: Police enjoy open search and detain powers (Although they may not apply in some circumstances in Orange Zones upon invading gang members, or in Red Zones where KoS-PvP is expected) Where the Police search and detain any players those players will usually be required to identify themselves to the Police. This will assist Police in identifying players on the CPD Most Wanted list as well as identify a player in general. If requested the Police member should also identify themselves.
Stealing: Fraudulently takes or converts any property without the consent of a clear owner of such property. Penalty; May result in confiscation of an amount of any general property (Should not include weapons or ammo) up to double the value of such stolen property and imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 15 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 50 Rubles.
Prison Island Trespass: Penalty; May result in being shot on site! or in weapons and ammunition being confiscated and imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 15 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 100 Rubles.
Failing to stop for Police: Penalty; May result in being shot, vehicle impounded/seized, weapons and ammunition or other key property being confiscated. May also result in imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 30 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 100 Rubles.
Speeding: CPD officers are empowered to make a judgement call on if a vehicle speed in various areas of the map is suitable or not, especially in town and built up areas. Penalty; Confiscation of a small amount of general property (Should not include weapons or ammo). Carries a fine penalty of 50 Rubles.
Driving Recklessly: CPD officers are empowered to make a judgement call on if a driver is driving recklessly and without due care. Penalty; Confiscation of a small amount of general property (Should not include weapons or ammo) also Police may Impound a vehicle for a period of up to 24hrs. Carries a fine penalty of 100 Rubles.
Shooting in Public to Cause Fear: This includes shooting in Green Zones or near Protected Purple Zones to cause fear to other players. Penalty; May result in weapons and ammunition being confiscated. Carries a fine penalty of 50 Rubles.
Carrying Contraband: Includes illicit drugs(Does not include anti-biotic type medicines), also any items assigned to a specific gang, such as gang assigned colour armbands or items. Penalty; Confiscation of such items and a small amount of general property (Should not include weapons or ammo). Carries a fine penalty of 50 Rubles.
Falsely Misleading Police: Such as impersonating another player when questioned while be detained and searched or refusing to identify themselves. Penalty; Server suspension or ban. Carries a fine penalty of 200 Rubles.
Purple Zone Trespass: Penalty; Server suspension or ban.
Shooting into a Purple Zone: (Does not apply to relevant Purple Zone owners/members), Penalty; Server suspension or ban.
Grand Theft Auto: Stealing of a vehicle clearly owned by another party. Penalty; Confiscation of said vehicle and an amount of general property including weapons and ammunition. May also imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 30 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 500 Rubles.
Bribery: Attempting to bride a Police Officer with good or services in return for any favour. Penalty; Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 30 minutes.
Kidnapping: Unlawfully detaining any person depriving them of their liberty to leave. Penalty; Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 60 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 1000 Rubles.
Robbery: Threats of, or actual violence and theft or attempted theft. Penalty; Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 60 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 1000 Rubles.
Possession of Police Gear: Non-Police carrying or possession of any items assigned to the Chernarus Police Department, such as CPD assigned colour armbands or items. Penalty; Server suspension or ban.
Unlawful Possession of a Police Vehicle: Without lawful excuse. Penalty; Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 60 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 1000 Rubles.
Impersonating a Gang Member: Impersonating a gang member when you are not an admitted/approved member of such gang. Penalty; may result in a server suspension or ban.
Impersonating a Police Officer: Impersonating a Police Officer when you are not an admitted/approved member. This includes wearing any Police issue items. Penalty; may result in a server suspension or ban.
Dangerous Driving: CPD officers are empowered to make a judgement call on if a driver is driving dangerously with intent. Penalty; Confiscation of vehicle. Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 60 minutes. Carries a fine penalty of 500 Rubles.
Attempted Murder: May not apply to some zones. Penalty; Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 60 minutes. In some cases a server suspension may apply. Carries a fine penalty of 1000 Rubles.
Murder: May not apply to some zones. Penalty; Imprisonment/custody for a period of up to 2 hours or the Death Penalty. In some cases a server suspension or ban may apply. Carries a fine penalty of 2000 Rubles.
***Some Felony charges may result in a player being placed on the ‘CPD Most Wanted’ list and arrest or ‘dead or alive’ warrants being issued. Rewards may also be offered for some Warrants.
Current Chernarus Currency
Current Server Currency
The current server currency is the Russian Ruble. Current items used are .22 Ammunition rounds and sheets of paper. Thus finding a sheet of paper is like finding 100 rubles! Of course a lot of these might be hard to carry?..
x1 .22-Ammunnition Round = 1 Ruble
x1 Sheet of Paper = 100 Rubles
Sample Guide to an items current Ganglands estimated street value:
Hunting Knife: 20 Rubles
Binoculars: 25 Rubles
Water Canteen: 50 Rubles
Handguns: 100-300 Rubles
Assault Rifle: 600-1000 Rubles
Long Range Scope: 1250 Rubles
VS3 Truck 1500-3000 Rubles