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Ban Guide

This is the Retribution ban guide for you to use as a reference whenever you need it. Remember, punishments are often very situational, so this is just to give you a general idea of how to handle punishments. Not everything is black and white.



Sits do not need to end in a punishment.


Explaining how to handle situations better should always come with a punishment.

ALWAYS check warns before giving out punishments, repeat offenders are susceptible to harsher punishments.




Random Deathmatch is the act of randomly killing another player without valid reasons. Random Arrest is the act of randomly arresting another player without valid reasons. Both of these situations are sensitive subjects in DarkRP and MUST be investigated with great detail. You need to count how many people they actually kill before you ban them.

If a player accidentally damages/kills someone or multiple people (aka crossfire) assess the situation and be more lenient with the punishment; never ban for accidental RDM.

An obvious Mass RDM/RDA-ers are easy to punish. If they kill/arrest a lot of people within seconds of each other, their punishment should be based off how many players the RDM/RDA-er killed/arrested (see below).

RDM/RDA Punishment(s):

  • 1 Intentional RDM/RDA → Verbal Warning or jail (60 seconds)
  • 2 Intentional RDM/RDA → Jail (120 seconds)
  • 3 Intentional RDM/RDA → Jail (300 seconds)
  • 4-6 Intentional RDM/RDA→ 1 Day Ban
  • 7+ Intentional RDM/RDA → 3 Day Ban (1 week if repeating offense)


Breaking NLR


Retribution’s New Life Rule timer is 5 minutes. A player may not return to his or her point of death for 5 minutes. If a player decided to return, breaking NLR, they must be brought away from that area and explained what they are breaking. If they comply and understand, they should not be punished. If they fail to listen, a punishment may be in order.

NLR Punishment(s):

  • NLR x1 → Verbal warning and explanation or Jail (60 seconds)
  • NLR x2 →  Jail (120 seconds)
  • NLR x3-6 → Jail (300 seconds)
  • NLR x7+ → 6 hour ban




FailRP is not role playing properly. Your characters should always follow the guidelines provided and act within their limitations.

FailRP Punishment(s):

  • 1st time → Verbal warning and explanation
  • 2nd time → 300 second jail
  • 3rd time → 600 second jail

NOTE: Personally, we are always very lenient when it comes to FailRP. People often don’t understand these rules. Explain them to them and let them off the first time. If it continues to occur, once you have given them a clear explanation, then you may be stiffer with your punishments.


Prop Abuse and Exploiting


Prop abuse/exploiting is the use of props for unnecessary reasons such as prop-slamming/prop climbing/prop-minging/ using props to enter Admin land, bases, etc.

Prop Abuse/Exploiting Punishment(s):

  • 1st time → Verbal warning and explanation
  • 2nd time → 300 second jail
  • 3rd time → 6 hour ban



Disrespect is the act of using strong words aimed at anyone on Retribution on all platforms. People are allowed to speak their mind, we are not here to limit players’ freedom of speech. If they are including Malicious Behavior or NSFW content, then it becomes punishable.

Harassment is the act of following a player and attempting to intimidate or bother them using aggressive behavior. Players should give warning to the harasser prior to staff intervention. If they refuse to stop, the harasser should be dealt with accordingly.

Disrespect/Harassment Punishment(s):

Again, this applies only to severe forms of disrespect such as racism, sexism, etc.

  • 1st Time →  Explanation and Warning
  • 2nd Time → Gag and/or Mute
  • 3rd Time → Contact a higher up/forum complaint

*Depending on how severe the situation is, it may require a ban. Speak with a higher up


Urgent Bans

Urgent bans are bans that need to be applied as quickly as possible for the health of the server, and potentially without a sit. The reason for these bans include anything that would cause harm to the server. Reasons are listed below.

Permanent Ban Reasons:

  • DDOS
  • Malicious Activity 
  • Scripts/Hacks/Exploits


Leaving to Avoid Punishment (L2AP)


Leaving to Avoid Punishment (otherwise known as L2AP) is when a player purposely leaves to avoid being punished for an offense.


Keep in mind that when a person disconnects from the server, it says in the chat log whether they timed out (Internet issues or crash) or disconnected.  If they time out, do not punish. Wait for them to come back and give an explanation.

→ If the person purposely leaves, make the punishment they would have received before they left more strict. If the punishment was minimal consider leaving the player with a warn.

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