The founding principle of Ethical Retinue is that we aim to make for pleasant and memorable experiences on GTA Online with our fellow partners in crime. To aid its mission, the Ethical Retinue tries to adhere to the following rules:
- Be polite and nice to everyone, including non-members. Don’t kill players (members or non-members) needlessly in freemode.
- Share your loot fairly. For instance, when leading heist finales, please give all your helpers a 20% share instead of the default 15% (unless a helper explicitly volunteers for a lower cut). A 40/20/20/20 split is the fairest split, bearing in mind that the leader has an upfront cost and does not earn anything for the setup missions. It serves as a statement of appreciation and trust in the crew. Similarly, if people help you with your business, please help them in return, and don’t exploit people.
- During missions, give everyone access to your personal vehicles, including non-members.
- Travel together whenever it makes sense. Wait for people left behind. If they are far behind, offer a pick up or an escort.
- Encourage communication over text or voice chat about mission tasks, who does what, and so on.
- When with someone who has not done a mission before, where need be, walk them through the difficult steps and explain your actions, or give them specific tasks to do while you watch their back.
- When not sure how to best go about some part of a mission, ask for help.
- Do not fuel the flames. Occasionally people are quite rude online. Just ignore them completely.
- Do not mod, cheat, or exploit the game in any way. In fact, avoid people who do. For example, explore the GTA Online career statistics on friend requests and check if the statistics make sense (for example, reaching level 100 normally takes at least a full 5 or 6 days of playtime, money earned should mostly come from jobs, and so on). However beware that game bugs can occasionally lead to strange stats.
- Subject to the above, otherwise, go completely nuts. 😉
Any serious offense against the crew rules (i.e. rude behaviour, constant negativity, modding/cheating, …) will lead to a kick or ban.