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§1.1 - Account and Equipment
You are responsible for your own account. When rules are being broken, we will punish the account that broke them, no matter who was playing at that time. You are also responsible for the equipment used while driving on TruckersMP. This includes but is not limited to the safe use and maintenance of keyboards, game controllers, mice, steering wheels and similar.
§1.2 - Ban Evading
Creating or using another account to get around a temporary or permanent ban. If the evidence points that you have ban evaded, staff reserve the right to ban you again without notification. Evidence for ban evading cannot be disclosed due to it containing confidential server-side information.
§1.3 - Spamming or Abuse
Using any of the report or communication systems provided on TruckersMP services inappropriately. This can include but is not limited to spamming them, reporting users multiple times with the same evidence and misusing the system for its intended purposes. Spamming forum/social posts or chat boxes with little to no content and/or useless content that adds nothing to a conversation is also classified as abuse. This can include but is not limited to the in-game chat, CB radio, horn spamming, our forum, support tickets, feedback tickets, appeals and reports.
§1.4 - Reporting users
Any violation of the following rules might result in a temporary or permanent ban from the web reporting system.
§1.5 - Inappropriate use of language, communication and impersonation of any kind
Using insults of any sort to put another user down. This can include but is not limited to racism, discrimination, discussing/expressing (extreme) political views, illegal or inappropriate situations.
Impersonating other users, staff members, political figures, law enforcement, leaders and authorities of any kind, acting like someone who is more superior or acting like a member of a verified VTC you are not part of. This can be through the way you drive, use the voice chat, your avatar, your license/interior plates, username and/or your in-game tag. Avatars, usernames and in-game tags need to be appropriate and cannot contain offensive content in any way and are not exempted from light insults, or inciting any kind of violence. Your name must consist of only alphanumeric characters or else it will be changed by staff without notification.
Linking or providing access to unsafe websites or content.
Sharing personal details, including links to social media accounts about other users is not allowed.
Depending on the situation, this can also apply to other services that we use to aid us within TruckersMP.
§1.6 - Law and piracy
§1.7 - Backseat moderation
It is the role of our moderation staff to seek out and identify offences on our platforms while they are managing the TruckersMP community. Do not take matters into your own hands. If you see something that breaks the rules, please report the post, topic or user on the appropriate system.
§1.8 - Incitement
You are not allowed to use our platforms to provide content that encourages, assists or otherwise allows other members to break TruckersMP's rules.
§1.9 - Ambiguity
If, for any reason, there are ambiguous terms in the rules, or terms which could be "open to interpretation", punishments may be issued as interpreted and agreed upon by TruckersMP Management. Any ambiguity falls on the side of TruckersMP, and not individual players. If an ambiguity is reported to us, we will work to remove the ambiguity. Loopholes are treated in the same way, exploiting loopholes will be punished for in the same way as the rule you are exploiting - you should report loopholes, not exploit them.
Rules marked with an Asterisk (*) do not apply on Arcade servers with 'Arc' or 'Arcade' in their title. Traffic laws and road signage must be obeyed. This means European road laws and signage must be followed in ETS2 and American road laws and signage must be followed in ATS. Failure to adhere to the respective road laws and signage could result in a punishment. Traffic lights and stop signs can be ignored if no other users are in the immediate area. Also, overtaking is allowed if no other users were put in any risk of an accident. Speeding, while allowed, is not recommended. Speeding can lead to accidents and can factor in a punishment decision. If you have the right-of-way or another player is in the wrong, you must make reasonable efforts to avoid collisions. Baiting other players into accidents will not be tolerated and is punishable.
§2.1 - Hacking/Bug/Feature abusing - PERMANENT BAN
Using any kind of tool to change gameplay, including but not limited to using the in-game console, trainers or cheat engine in order to bypass the speed limiter, to jump hack, no collision hack or anything similar. Bypassing the server-sided auto kick system via save editing. Misusing features such as ghost mode to cause damage to others while connecting to the servers.
§2.2 - Ramming*
Causing a collision with another player intentionally or due to negligence. Attempting to cause a collision by steering towards their vehicle.
§2.3 - Blocking*
Restricting a user's travel path, blocking entrances to highways or other entry points or anything similar. Failure to use the service feature (F7+Enter) when needed might result in a punishment.
§2.4 - Incorrect Way / Inappropriate Overtaking*
Driving the incorrect way down a road. Overtaking or undertaking another player in an area of extremely low FPS and/or in areas with large amounts of traffic, overtaking resulting in an accident or anything similar. This also includes overtaking on any one-lane in each direction road where there is excessive traffic such as a traffic jam. Areas with a large amount of traffic are considered to be 25+ players.
§2.5 - Reckless Driving*
Driving in such a way that is considered unsafe and that puts other players in danger. This includes but is not limited to: driving backwards, ignoring traffic lights or road signage, speeding, racing other users (except in Tucson, Phoenix, and Södertälje (ProMods) racetracks). Driving outside of the map boundaries or in areas that are not covered by the mini map/GPS. Hidden roads which are intentionally part of the map are not included. You can use these roads. In ProMods, you can drive on unlocked roads or paths. Attempting to use desync lag or quick saves in order to cause damage to another user's vehicle. Using the ghost mode feature to go through traffic jams.
§2.6 - Inappropriate Convoy Management / Car Abuse*
Convoy pilots are not permitted to slow down, block or control traffic, acting as a moderator and otherwise abusing the pilot scheme paint job. You are not permitted to take a convoy into highly populated area intentionally. This can include (but is not limited to) Calais, Duisburg, Calais-Duisburg road or surrounding areas.
§2.7 - Event Servers
All rules apply to any event server unless approved temporary rules override for a certain event.
Event server requirements can be found here.
Temporary rules for events can be found here.
§2.8 - How bans are issued
Any bans older than 12 months at the time of the new ban being issued are ignored, this 12 month period is the ban cooling-off period. Ban extensions are based on the active (less than 12 months old) bans at the time of expiration and will not be altered if a ban goes over the 12 month period while the ban is active. If you have at least two active history bans in your ban history, Game Moderators will extend your next ban to a permanent ban, regardless of how many bans you have had in the last year. Bans that are extended due to it being your 4th or 5th ban cannot be removed, they are strictly 1 month and permanent.
§2.9 - Bans issued by the Game Management
If the Game Management thinks that a user joins TruckersMP with the sole purpose to violate the rules, "§2.8 - How bans are issued" can be bypassed and the ban length will be at the Game Management's discretion. Further punishments can be given following attempts to copyright claim the ban evidence or anything similar. In accordance to our Terms of Service staff is allowed to re-use evidence sent in our reports. In specific cases, the Game Management reserves the right to keep ban evidence private upon review of the banned player.
Causing extreme lag or game crashes by save editing is not permitted. Extreme lag will not occur from duplicate parts unless the amount is truly excessive. If you save edit to create a very long trailer combination but cannot safely handle it, you are liable to be banned for reckless driving / blocking and recommended to remove the particular mod. If the Game Management thinks that your modification is not fit for our servers or negatively impact other people, you are liable to be banned until the modification has been removed.
The forums follow a different warning and punishment system which can be found here.
§4.1 - No off-topic posting
You may not post replies not relevant to the topic or previous posts on the topic.
§4.2 - No bumping threads more than once every 3 days, or unnecessarily
You can only post to bump a topic once every 3 days. In addition, you are not allowed to bump topics unnecessarily, for example, you are not allowed to bump your VTC topic unless the post adds content to the topic.
§4.3 - Use descriptive titles
Do not use titles such as "Help me" or "HELP" instead try to describe the content of the topic. If you for example have a problem related to lags, game issues or anything like that, try to use a title that kind of describes the problem. Example: Game lags? Use "Game lags" instead of "HELP".
§4.4 - No reputation farming
Do not use other accounts to upvote your own posts, "farming" likes or upvotes. Don't ask your friends to give you reputation whatsoever. If we deem and find out that you're farming reputation, then we reserve the right to reset your reputation to zero without any warning.
§4.5 - No trading or selling
You are not allowed to use this forum to trade/sell goods, Steam accounts or any other services (e.g. services which require subscription payment, TS3 servers, VPNs, PTC, Gambling sites and so on). This does not include official game store pages and free unused game keys.
§4.6 - Images in signatures
§4.7 - Animations
§4.8 - Category use/purpose
A description of the intended purpose or use of a forum category can be found in the category description. Any topic that does not follow this can be moved, and even hidden or deleted. In case of users frequently posting in the wrong category, a verbal warning or even a warning point can be issued. Any category on the forum can have specific rules or requirements that only apply to that category. When this applies, information will be given in either the category description, above the category content or in a pinned topic in the category. Sub categories have the same category-specific rules and requirements as the parent category unless otherwise specified. For example, the ETS2MP bug reports category has the same rules as the general Bug report section. When a category has a specified format, using this format is required unless otherwise specified. Formats are given in the same way as category-specific rules. In a category with strict moderation, any off-topic posts will be given a warning point, without verbal warnings prior. This is to ensure the quality of the information found in certain sections. These sections are identified with a [STRICT MODERATION] tag in the section description.
§4.9 - Translation of content to other languages
Official content can only be translated by the staff itself, more precisely by the Translation Team to ensure a good quality of translations. Additionally, if a translated topic doesn't make sense or is translated with translation tools such as Google, the Forum Moderation Team reserves the right to remove/hide such topics.
This means that you're still allowed to translate community content in another language, as long as the translated topic keeps the original quality even after the translation.
§4.10 - No advertising of fundraisers
Advertising links that are focused on gathering funds are not allowed. This can include but is not limited to personal funds links, external votes, in real-life work, and charity, which can be an exception, after a legitimate check and approval by management.
§5.1 - Server Auto Kicks
Ping - If your ping is over 600ms to the server, you will be disconnected from the server in order to avoid desync issues for others. This ping check is taken as an average.
Away from keyboard - Being inactive for over 10 minutes.
Car with trailer - Attaching a trailer to your car (not including the caravan.)
Truck with caravan - Attaching the caravan to your truck.
Headlights - Headlights must always be on between the hours of 21:00 (9 PM) - 05:00 (5 AM).
Unsupported accessories - Using police accessories or any other unsupported items (Special Cargo DLC trailers for ETS 2 and ATS).
Local Mods - Using local-only items such as sound and model accessories that use the /home directory (this does not include addon hookups).
Excessive amount of accessories - Using an excessive amount of save edited items
Too many trailers - Using a modified trailer combination with more than 3 parts for ETS2 or 5 parts for ATS will cause the server to kick you, regardless of location on the map.
Negative cargo mass - Using a trailer with a mass lower than 0.
Mixing vehicle items - Using car parts on a truck, truck parts on a trailer or car parts on a trailer, and vice versa for each case.
§5.2 - Staff and TruckersMP
Staff reserve the right to kick or ban you from the TruckersMP servers at any point if needed. Project Management has the right to exempt individuals from rules under special circumstances. We ask you to create a ban appeal if you are banned instead of messaging any member of the team privately. The servers, mod and staff are provided free of charge for everyone and in that sense, everyone is a guest on the servers and it is a privilege that can be removed at any time. No form of persecution or offence toward any other members or staff team members will be permitted. We reserve the right to remove your right to access the servers at any time and at our discretion. Please note that the creators of the TruckersMP mod are not linked to SCS in any way, shape, or form. TruckersMP staff can be exempted from these rules if deemed necessary for their duties.
§5.3 - Appealing and filing a complaint
If you have been banned, you have the right to appeal the ban at https://truckersmp.com/appeals - If you feel that your ban appeal is not handled correctly or that you want to file a complaint against a staff member, use our feedback system. Prior to contacting feedback, your ban appeal must be Accepted, Modified or Declined. This feedback system is your last option. Any decision made by high ranked staff members will be final and cannot be appealed in another way. Any abuse of the feedback system can result in a ban from its use. Evidence for bans is required to be available for the duration of the ban plus 1 month. It is not possible to contact any member of the TruckersMP staff about bans that expired over a month ago.
§5.4 - TruckersMP assets and logo
Our assets, including our logo, are copyrighted. You are allowed to use our logo accordingly to our brand guidelines.
§5.5 - Changing these rules
TruckersMP can change these rules at any time given. If one of those rules does not apply anymore, the others will still do. By using our mod, you agree to all of these rules. You have no excuse that you didn't know about them.
§5.7 - Additional rule sets