Our community is a family with members from varying lifestyles, beliefs and values. What we have in common is gaming.

General

  • CHEATING / EXPLOITS / BOTS
  • Any violation of the following will result in permanent ban for the offenders & tribe members may be face additional punishment if suspected to have knowledge of.
    • BOT USAGE: including, but not limited to: Automated tasks, Aimbots, ESPs, Warnings, Anti-Cheat Protection, Enviromental Removals.
    • CHEATS / HACKS: any shady stuff that you can not explain or present sufficient proof of being legit.
    • GAME ENGINE OR .INI FILE MODIFICATIONS: If suspected, you will be required to immediately provide a screenshot without relogging.
    • DUPING ANYTHING.
    • MACRO USAGE.
    • DUAL-BOXING.
    • UNDER-MESHING: Manipulating your character through the terrain mesh at any time.
    • STRUCTURE MESHING.
    • FLOATING STRUCTURES: Anything that does not fall when it loses is foundation supports.
    • BODY BAGS: Any overweighted & sleeping bodies being drug around or placed on dinos.
  • NAMING STANDARDS FOR STEAM, PLAYER, TRIBE, DINOS & NAMES; ALSO APPLIES TO STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE RENAMED.
    • No generic names - e.g. - 123, 321, Human, Survivor, Player or any other similary un-unique or unmemorable names, with exception to dinos still named their generic class name.
    • If you cannot be unique with your naming choice you will be renamed without discussion without your input on the new name.
    • MUST use printable, standard US-ASCII characters recognized by Ark's engine & logs.
      • ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . : ; <> = ? @ _ ` | ∼ [ \ ] { / } ^
      • 1-9 A-Z a-z
      • If there is a ☐ box icon ☐ in any name, the player, tribe, dino, or structure affected will be destroyed.
    • Simply put: the list of acceptable characters above is not permission to use !#&(((- as a name.
  • GRIEFING / HARASSING
  • Griefing or harassing players or tribes will be resolved with an overwhelmingly disproportionate Admin resolution.
  • Reports of griefing MUST be presented with evidence (times, tribe logs, videos, screenshots, etc.) to include time frames.
  • Situations we consider griefing or harassing:
    • Luring wild dinos to other tribes bases is considered griefing.
    • Harassing other players using structures to block or trap them or their dinos is considered griefing.
    • Written or verbal harassment that crosses the intent of our Community Rules.
  • BREEDING
  • Keeping dinos on wandering or mating all the time is forbidden (Exception: game mechanics like those from dung beetle, oviraptor etc.)
    • Exception to this is if its done in enclosed spaces where players cannot enter to steal eggs
  • While you are breeding make sure your hatcheries/soul terminals are not overflowing , have enough orbs and are powered in order to collect any eggs,babies

Tribes

  • The tribe owner has absolute control of the tribe. All decisions by the owner are final.
    • A tribe can vote out an inactive leader. Admins will verify activity, and votes before changing ownership.
    • If all members are not in discord, we will take no action.
  • TRIBE INSIDING/SABOTAGE aka 'insiding'TRIBE INSIDING/SABOTAGE aka 'insiding'.
  • Will result in a permanent ban for all involved individuals no matter if you are the antagonist, supporter, beneficiary or otherwise were negligent in preventing a plot.
  • Harming your tribe's abilities, progress or secrets to include, but not limited to:
    • Sabotage, deception, disinformation, treachery, double-dealing or any other means of malice used to cripple, undermine or otherwise hurt your tribe.
    • Leaving tribe with resources, items, blueprints or dinos not explicity approved by the tribe owner or Admins.
    • Sharing privileged information with another tribe.
  • Parting ways with your tribe and you're unable to reach an agreement with the tribe owner? Submit at SUPPORT TICKET
    • DO NOT INSIDE YOUR TRIBE. Speak with an admin before doing ANYTHING.
    • We can facilitate a resolution that is acceptable to all parties.

Building Restrictions For Bases, Outposts, Taming Pens

  • BASES & OUTPOSTS
    • Tribes are limited to TWO bases per map. One main base and one outpost
    • An outpost can be one raft, one tree (solely platforms) or a 10x10x6 base
    • Bases & outposts MUST be a 100% functional building. Obvious spawn boxes at/near beacon drops will be AOE wiped.
      • Functional building = has to have craft stations, storage, beds.
    • FOBs for Extinction Orbital Supply Drops & Element Veins events.
      • You may build a temporary FOB or use other structures/turrets to assist.
      • All structures & turrets MUST be removed before you leave the event area.
  • BASE / OUTPOST PERIMETERS
    • The distance between perimeter "walls" & a functional building must NOT exceed 25 foundations.
    • Base perimeter expansions MUST stay within the 25 foundation rule at all times (building expansions before perimeter expansions).
    • A base perimeter is defined as:
      • Gates, pillars, spike walls, turret towers, or any structures blocking land access by players or dinos OR random crap delineating your "space".
      • Terrain features blocking land access by players or dinos.
  • TAMING PENS
    • Taming Pens - may be built anywhere
    • Be reasonable with your wants vs needs. Don't spam taming pens, spikes, traps, etc. Be thoughtful of others coming after you looking for their forever home.
    • Please accommodate another Tribe wishing to build by removing any taming pen, spikes, traps, etc blocking their build.
    • Clean up all traps once you have finished using them to prevent clutter
  • STRUCTURE SPAMMING
    • FORBIDDEN in the open-world - we will structure wipe your tribe.
    • Extremely long waterpipes [longer than render distance medium] are not allowed! Use S+ intakes that deliver water anywhere or water tanks. If the pipes are way too long we will delete all structures of that tribe.
  • BLOCKING ACCESS IS FORBIDDEN (via buildings, structures, turrets, dinos, etc)
    • Building on "Dead Island" is not allowed. [The Island]
    • You may build in as long as you don't block access to any of the following:
      • Another tribe's base.
      • Obelisk, Boss, Tek Terminals.
      • Artifact & Loot cave entrances, exits, or pathing.
      • Artifacts, cave & water loot crates.
      • Aberration map - surface entrances, exits, or pathing.
      • Valguero map - Aberration biome cave entrances, exits, or pathing.
      • Center map - Underworld entrances, exits, or pathing.
      • Wyvern Scars/Nests, & Drake Trench/Nests
      • Player spawn points/zones - if a player spawns within your building or base perimeter, your structures will be AOE wiped. Do NOT build end-game bases in player spawn zones.
      • Resource-rich areas. This includes any area that has 5 (10 for Aberration) or more nodes in a 5-foundation radius.
      • Gas collectors have to be unlocked and may not be built-in
      • Charge Nodes and Z Plant, as they are seen as a resource. They have to be usable, reachable on foot, and visible from outside for everyone.
      • Spawns in the beaver sanctuary on Ragnarok, Beaver Lake or Beaver Moore on Valguero
      • city terminals or city sky bridges on Extinction
      • No blocking access to high traffic rivers ( rivers you can get a raft in & out )