2017/12/18 - Changed rule §4.2 regarding Ping kicks to include all types of system kicks - §4.2 Server Auto Kicks
§1 - Service-wide rules
§2 - Game only rules
§3 - Forum only rules
§4 - Guides & Information
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.
§1.2 Ban Evading
Creating another account to get around a temp ban/perm ban. If the evidence points that you have ban evaded, Game Managers reserve the right to ban you again without notification.
§1.3 Spamming or Abuse
Using any of the report or communication systems provided on TruckersMP services inappropriately. This can include but not limited to spamming them, reporting users multiple times with same evidence and misusing the system for its intended purposes. This can include but isn't limited to: In-game chat, forum posts, support tickets, feedback tickets, appeals, reports.
§1.4 Reporting users
§1.5 Inappropriate use of language, communication and impersonation of any kind.
Rules marked with an Asterisk (*) don't apply on servers with '[Freeroam]' in their title.
§2.1 Hacking/Bug abusing - PERMANENT BAN
Using any kind of tool to change gameplay, using cheat engine in order to bypass the speeding limiter or anything similar.
Purposely causing damage to another user's truck, attempting to cause a collision into another users truck or anything similar.
Restricting a user's travel path, blocking entrances to highways or other entry points or anything similar.
§2.4 Incorrect Way / Inappropriate Overtaking*
Driving the incorrect way down a road. Overtaking in an area of extremely low FPS, in areas with large amounts of traffic such as in Europoort, overtaking resulting in an accident or anything similar. This also includes overtaking on any 1 lane in each direction road where there is excessive traffic.
§2.5 Inappropriate / Reckless Driving*
Driving in such a way that is considered unsafe, driving backwards, the wrong way, failing to yield, ignoring other players and rules. Driving outside of the map boundaries. This includes spots inaccessible by normal driving unless the player has Game Moderator permissions. Racing other users.
§2.6 Useless Traffic / Inappropriate parking*
Repeatedly driving to and from an area of high population with no aim other than specifically to cause more traffic. This applies to areas with 25+ users. Parking or stopping in areas of high population for no reason. This applies to areas with 25+ users. Using the designated car parks is fine when there is low traffic in the area.
§2.7 Excessive use of beacons
You may not use/turn on any beacons in high traffic areas. This applies to areas with 25+ users.
§2.8 Car with trailer*
Cars are not allowed to pull trailers. It looks weird and can actually cause reckless driving.
§2.9 Horn Spamming
Purposely holding your horn down for a prolonged period of time or anything similar.
§2.10 Desync Exploiting
Attempting to use desync in order to cause damage to another users truck is forbidden.
§2.11 Doubles and triples
You are not allowed to save edit the double or triple trailers, except for changing the paint job.
§2.12 Inappropriate Convoy Management / Car Abuse*
Convoy pilots are not allowed to block or slow down traffic in any way, shape, or form. Acting as administration, or otherwise abusing the Pilot paint job. Please note: We prefer only 2 Pilot cars per convoy depending on size.
§2.13 Excessive Save Editing / Using Unsupported Mods
Using unsupported mods that cause game crashes. Modifying your vehicle to include car parts on your truck or truck parts on your car. This includes paint jobs. Adding an excessive amount of beacons, lights, bullbars, horns, or similar to your truck and also includes any large horns or beacons on your bullbar or front bar. When editing a truck, trailer, or other content through save editing, you must follow the Mod Guidelines. No more beacons than allowed by the game by default, no changing the vehicles hitbox, no beacons on bullbars/bumpers or similar. Your vehicle must be functional. Only one full-length trailer is allowed. The 0-ton trailer mod is not allowed since it looks like speedhack.
§2.14 Event Servers
All rules apply to any event server unless approved temporary rules override for a certain event.
§2.15 - How bans are issued
The first 3 bans issued are at admin discretion.
The 4th ban is 1 month.
The 5th ban is 3 months.
The 6th ban is permanent with no chance of undo.
Any bans further than 12 months before the current ban are ignored under this rule. This is considered the cooling off period.
If you have at least two history bans of the same length in your ban history, admins may extend your ban to the next ban history length, regardless of how many bans you have had in the last year.
For example, if you have already had two 1-month bans, your next ban can be extended to 3 months. If you have two 3-month bans, your ban can be extended to perm.
Note that bans that are extended due to it being your 4th, 5th or 6th ban cannot be removed, they are strictly 1 month, 3 months and permanent.
§3.1 - No off-topic posting
You may not post replies not relevant to the topic or previous posts on the topic.
§3.2 - 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.
§3.3 - Use descriptive titles
Do not use titles such as "Help me", instead try to describe the content of the topic.
§3.4 - No reputation farming
Do not use other accounts to upvote your own posts, "farming" likes or upvotes.
§3.5 - 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.
§3.6 - Avatars
No blinking GIFs or other animations are allowed Moving GIFs or animations are allowed
§3.7 - Signatures
Max Height: 150px (Any height excess of 150px will be hidden automatically) Max Filesize: 150kb total download No blinking GIFs or other animations are allowed Moving GIFs or animations are allowed
§3.8 - 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.
§3.9 - Pornographic, nude or sexual content
No pornographic content or content with an nude or sexual nature. This applies to any links posted, images uploaded, or content written.
§4.1 - Guides:
§4.2 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.
Double Trailers (ETS2) - Doubles are only allowed inside the Scandinavia DLC. Taking them outside will cause the server to kick you.
Headlights - Headlights must always be on between the hours of 16:00 (4pm) - 07:00 (7am)
§4.3 Staff and TruckersMP
Game Moderators reserve the right to kick or ban you from the Truckers MP servers at any point if needed. We ask that if you are banned that you create a ban appeal and do not private message any member of the team. The servers, mod and all 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 its duties.
§4.4 Appealing and filing a complaint
If you have been banned, you have a right of appeal 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 the feedback system. 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. 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.
§4.5 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 playing our mod, you agree to all of these rules. You have no excuse that you didn't know about them.