DarkRP is normally designed to mirror normal life, but is normally exaggerated with the simplicity.
Note: Servers can have different classes and/or models for the classes based on the version of the gamemode and Server Control Variables (Server C-Var.) Also, there may be Vip exclusive classes that are too numerous to document here.
The main part of Roleplay is taking on the role of different classes of people. The classes are as follows:
- Citizen (default class for everyone joining the server)
- Civil Protection
- Gun Dealer
- Fire Fighter
- Swat Chief
- Chief of Police (available to Civil Protection only)
- Mob Boss
- Black-Market Dealer
Each class has its own purpose in the game. All classes can buy weapons from a gun dealer, but most weapons available are considered illegal to the public. See each class' page to find out more about the class.
Also, each server should have a chat command (normally /job jobname) to set a customized job. Players can set any job they want, but most servers restrict ones like 'Hitman' and 'Killer' because they feel it gives players an illegitimate reason to RDM people.
Each class gets around $50 per minute, well depends on their jobs. The only class that doesn't get a salary is the Hobo class, due to the nature of the class. But it varies per server and specific class. The money can be used for any purpose that the owner sees fit.
Alternatively, players can buy a money printer. The money printer will make about $250 every so often, until it overheats and explodes into a fire. Please note that the fire can kill the player and damage breakable objects. Some servers have various things available for printers, such as printer coolers and even XL sized printers that make more money. Beware Money printers are highly illegal and can get you arrested.
Because of how simple it is to play, it is frequented by minges. Minges in this game mode generally cause as many problems as possible. They do this through the use of exploiting the prop protection system and the availability of weapons. Their activities include propblocking, propspamming, propsurfing, propclimbing (all usually referred to as propminging,) as well as RDM'ing (see above,) micspamming, and anything else that breaks server rules. Also some become cops and RDA you, (Random Arresting) an action worthy of demote.