How to Get Started with GTA Online RP: A Beginner’s Guide to FiveM, Servers & More
GTA RP, better known as RPG, has exploded into the online community of Grand Theft Auto. This mod owes a lot to Twitch streamers, who are the main reason for its growing popularity as the numbers continue to grow daily. There’s a lot to know before jumping into the world of RP, so it’s best to understand what’s in store for you in order to start off on the right foot and follow the rules. Look no further because this beginner’s guide will give you a full breakdown of everything you need to know, from the basics to the popular servers.
What are FiveM servers?
FiveM started in 2015 but only recently took off in the past few years. Its primary purpose is to be a dedicated server platform which allows the online GTA community to join and play in a unique GTA world created by modders. This platform offers many servers, each with different features, so read the information provided before deciding to sign up.
The main purpose of a server is to take the original platform from the standard online mode and add specific features not initially included. These “RP” serversbetter known as modules, allow the player to join as a custom NPC and create a life outside of the original main characters. This freedom will allow players to develop stories for their characters and other customizable elements, giving off that role-playing vibe.
How do I access FiveM?
Accessing the FiveM server is as easy as install it on your computer. Downloading this platform will give you access to all the servers available for RP. Here are the steps to set it up and make it work:
- Disable any antivirus before downloading FiveM, as these might block your chance of successfully installing.
- Add FiveM to your antivirus exclusion list after installation.
- Download and run FiveM from your start menu.
Create a character for RP
The best part of roleplaying in GTA Online is that you can create a true sense of self from scratch. Before you do anything, it’s highly recommended to develop a backstory for your character, and you can do that by posting directly to tons of online servers. It’s important to note that other players will be able to see your story, so be sure to create one that others wouldn’t mind seeing.
Most RP servers actually follow similar guidelines regarding rules to follow in the online community. First, power play is a big one. In short, it is described as “doing an action that is unrealistic or forcing a player to do a certain action.” For example, suppose a player issues a command that causes another player to shoot, and the targeted player responds with a command saying “dodged all the bullets”. This is unrealistic and not allowed in the online community, so follow accordingly.
The following rule is called metagame. Basically, when you’re on an RP server, you are not allowed to talk to other players in a way that is considered unusual with respect to your backstory. You’re only allowed to know the information your character would know in-game, and it’s critical not to recognize real-world details. For example, if you hear on Discord something happening at a certain point on the map, you can’t mention anything in-game unless you’re actually there. Talking about character destroys the role-playing feel and is not allowed in many communities.
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