@JakeWalford [Invalid Kill - Roleplayed x2]: Guilty | [Powergaming]: Guilty | [NVFL]: Guilty | [Lying in a Report]: Guilty |
In this situation, @JakeWalford was taken aside by the VDV, along with several other civilians, at Kovar’s Market for questioning in regards to his possession of an assault rifle. After a short interrogation, Jake claimed to be a member of NATO and produced a challenge coin in order to prove this. In response to this, the VDV soldiers involved attempted to validate his claim of being a NATO soldier with the proper authorities and discovered that they had never heard of Jake’s character. As a result of this, he was asked to peacefully hand over his weapon as he was not considered military personnel. This resulted in the shootings of @Dew and @Otter, which resulted in Otter and JakeWalford killing each other in a trade.
@JakeWalford, to address the validity of the kills, the team reviewing this case has determined that both of your kills were illegitimate. As seen in the video evidence provided by @Dew and yourself, there was no initiation given out by any member of the VDV, nor was there any action taken against your person which would grant you legitimate kill rights on them. Unfortunately, for all involved, you decided to shoot and kill Otter and Dew without any kill rights being gained in this situation, which would invalidate both of your kills. In addition to this, you also claimed to have been initiated on by the VDV prior to this but, as shown in the chat logs provided by members of the OP’s party, it was not the VDV who initiated on you or anybody else at the time when they allegedly did so. We have determined that any kills by you in this situation were invalid and, as a result, you will be receiving a punishment for your invalid kills. It is at this point that we would like to cite the following rule, in support of this conclusion:
7.2 Players gain kill rights when a hostile action is taken against them or their group, or when their characters life is at risk. These rights last for 2 hours after last interaction during the hostile situation and can be used as long as their use do not conflict with any other rules like NLR or NVFL.
Secondly, multiple Game Masters have searched through the last month of server logs in order to determine if you did, in fact, pickpocket a challenge coin from another player. Our investigation into this yielded no results beyond the conclusion that you did not pickpocket a challenge coin from another player, on any of your characters. There are no records of you emoting this, nor are there any records of somebody else receiving this emote and emoting in response. As a result of this, we have concluded that you powergamed your challenge coin into existence in order to produce it in front of the VDV. Furthermore, your dishonesty regarding the matter has also been taken into account in this report, as you failed to admit to powergaming the item despite the overwhelming evidence against you. As a result of this, you will be receiving a punishment for powergaming and lying in a report. It is at this point that we would like to cite the following rule, in support of this conclusion:
10.1 You are not allowed to use powergaming against other players, unless the action is specifically allowed by the other player.
Thirdly, after investigating the alleged NVFL, we have to the conclusion that the accusation also holds merit. As seen in the video provide by @Dew at 0:04, your apparent allies are walking away from the situation with their weapons away. At the time of this, you were looking in their direction and they were passing in front of your field of vision, impossible to miss, so it is safe to say that you were fully aware that they were walking away. Furthermore, there were several VDV members around you with military grade weapons, positioned at various angles whilst you were alone. It would have been clear to any reasonable person that attacking an armed party such as theirs without sufficient backup, which was not present, was a suicide mission. As a result of this, you will be receiving a punishment for NVFL as your actions were clearly not valuing the life of your character and only served to realise the overwhelming odds of death in that situation. It is at this point that we would like to cite the following rule, in support of this conclusion:
5.6 Do not act in a way that indicates no value for your characters life and survival. For example, attempting to kill people when heavily outnumbered, excessively talking back or insulting someone when taken hostage and threatened with death if you don't stop.
Despite being questioned further and given a chance to come clean by the team investigating this report, you decided to continue lying about several of the accusations presented in this report. Your statements in this post have been proven false upon further investigation, as explained in the above paragraphs and, as a result of this, the team reviewing this case has concluded that you were dishonest during this report. As a result of this, you will be receiving a punishment for lying in a report multiple times.
On a final note, due to the multitude of rulebreaks, both in-game and out of game, your punishment will be aggravated. We hope you take the time given in your punishment to reflect on the poor behaviour you have shown in this report. Should you fail to correct this behaviour in future, it will be made clear that there is very little room for repeat offences.
@JakeWalford [Invalid Kill - Roleplayed x2] | [Powergaming] | [NVFL] | [Lying in a Report]: 10 Day Ban & 15 Warning Points
Signed by: @Elmo, @Spartan & @Eagle