I’m sure many of you know trolls/griefers find a way to create loopholes, and these will be dealt with on a case by case basis, depending on severity.
Donations and special events will get you an admin dino paint. These paints change the color of the dino and will breed out into any offspring from that dino if breedable. Any previously paid for dino paints will still be usable in future wipes
thebugsarebad urges you to have shadowplay/some form of recording software running and available for proof of reports made.
Constant nagging of the admins will result in consequences, we want to stay out of all your bullshit, just as bad as you want us to stay out of it.
We want a fair, fun, competitive PvP environment that minimizes the amount of toxicity this type of game can bring in the global chat/personal life. Contrary to popular belief, you can have friendly rivalries, and that’s what we are trying to promote here.
admins are held to the HIGHEST level of standards to further increase the trust of our community and their moderation abilities. Any admins caught abusing power will be instantly revoked of their privileges and permanently banned from playing on the server.
Admins will be allowed to spawn in structure pieces and prizes for events.
Admins will NOT replace items or dinos lost due to bugs, glitches, and/or rule violations. This game is complete but as the developers at wildcard have said, the game is far from finished. Their focus was to roll out content, not fixes and patches.
Titanosaurs - Titanosaurs is disabled on the server due to the inability of efficiently killing one without being overloaded with supplies. Gigas can be used for more than base defense, and are also much easier to deter.
Impersonating an admin - really bro? DO NOT DO IT. DOOOOO NOT.
GLOBAL CHAT: minimize toxicity, and chat in ENGLISH ONLY please. Tribe chat is fine for any language <3
Reports: If you feel that a tribe has broken the rules, please keep it out of the chat and message one of your admins on discord right away. The faster you let us know, the easier it is for us to investigate.
Gray Areas: Ask bugs if you are unsure otherwise you could expose yourself to a permaban
Respect your admins and other players: we are here to help you. Being a dick doesn`t make it easy. Competitive trash talk is fine but arguing with the admins/using insults that go outside of the game are not tolerated. The server is the way it is. If the server isn`t the way that you like it, sorry. We are not adding any more mods at the moment. Bugs will ask for suggestions if he feels that there is a need for a change. DO NOT IGNORE YOUR ADMINS
1st offense: warning
2nd offense: kick
3rd offense: ban
Community Advisors: a few loyal long term members of the community from different tribes and maps will have an ability ONLY to kick(NOTHING ELSE) a player from the server. This ability could come in handy during high pop situations when an admin may not be available. Abuse of this ability would be an automatic permaban.
Aberration OPEN transfers from day 1. Downloads locked to non aberration dinos permanently.
ABSOLUTELY NO structure spamming(including dino traps of any kind) (foundations, pillars, rafts, etc.) earn experience like a normal player. ALSO clean up your taming pens that aren’t attached to your base. These structures congest rendering for other players, and create frame drops throughout the map. Please be respectful. if seen not in use - insta demolish by admin
Repeat offenders will be subject to a structure wipe per admin assessment
(A demo gun costs 1 thatch and is available at level 1)
PLAYERS - DO NOT PvP during a tame: Again, this would require a recording to prove, but these days, that shouldn’t be hard to accomplish.
dealt with on a case by case basis. Ranging from a warning to a tribe dino wipe.
Platforms/Boats - may cover rider, no structured body armor.
(boats are considered tames. DO NOT drop your foundations below the level of the boat structure)
1st offense: warning
2nd offense: destruction of platform/boat
ABSOLUTELY NO hate speech, names with acknowledged hate speech ( any of this results in an immediate ban)
**TRIBE LIMIT THROUGHOUT THE CLUSTER IS 5. YOU MUST HAVE THE SAME TRIBE NAME ON EVERY SERVER***
the tribe cap is 5. If you have multiple tribes living in one structure, you`re all gone. Don`t attempt to find a loophole in the rules, it won`t fly with me. Make a city, that`s cool, don`t live in one base. Multiple tribes pooling resources for one base is a competitive advantage, and it is simply not fair. There must be a clear separation of bases. Example: Three allies live in the same city- animal pens must be clearly different/ bases separated by dino gates. Again, don`t test it. (this includes all maps. No more than 5 people in a tribe throughout the cluster)
IF FOUND BREAKING THIS RULE, EVERYONE IN YOUR TRIBE WILL BE BANNED FROM THE CLUSTER. If you are at 5 and someone is inactive, remove them before adding another. This WILL be checked frequently, so please be very cautious. We don`t like to ban people but we absolutely will.
Camping a base to kill dinos/players and not letting them do anything is griefing. If you`re doing this, you better be raiding.
1st offense: Killed on sight and risk losing your mount.
2nd offense: dino wipe.
3rd offense: ban.
Base Limit 3 per tribe per map. Any inclosed structure more than a foundation and a bed that is not a fob is considered a base. You may put a foundation and bed down near caves, but keep it out of the way (non-intrusive)
1st offense: warning from an admin.
2nd offense: Complete structure wipe.
3rd offense: Tribe leader ban.4th offense: complete tribe ban.
Do not build storage boxes under foundations: We don`t want to see you get foundation wiped. Building small storage boxes and then putting a foundation over it makes the raiding tribe need to blow your foundaiton.
No exploiting this includes: hiding/ building inside of inaccessible rocks/ land, using clipping to your advantage in any way etc.
Dealt with on a case by case basis. Ranging from a warning to a perma-ban.
Do not build close to another base without their permission: The best way to judge distance is to put an item collector between the two bases. If their base is in the range, you`re too close. (if you cannot build an item collector yet, you should not build close to a stranger) Please keep in mind that you will at some point need to expand your base, as will the other tribe. This is more of a rule of thumb. This will leave you open to being raided and you will not be protected by the new player rules. We have 5 huge maps to play on. Spread it out a little.
YOU CAN NOW BUILD ON EXPLORER NOTES BLOCKING ARTIFACTS IS STILL NOT ALLOWEDPunishment: 1st offense: warning from admin- fix it within 12 hours. failure to listen or 2nd offense: structure wipe.
No offensive structures near the Obelisks: this includes but is not limited to: spike walls, traps, turrets etc.
1st offense: warning. Fix it immediately.
2nd offense: structure wipe.
inside raiding = bannable
Tribe ranks and goverance are considered an advanced mechanic meant for large tribes, which are not on this cluster. if you cant trust eachother, you shouldnt tribe up. Therefore, any issues arising from this will not be enforced by the admins.
Raiding: the base that you want to raid MUST meet the 100 point rule. See Points tab for how to count points
Destroy what needs to be destroyed to get to what you`re wanting. Leveling a base just to level it is not ok.
Admin destroys 20 structure pieces of their choice. You are not allowed to interfere. Interfering will result in 10 additional pieces.
Despawning loot: Do not despawn loot, or destroy your own base while being raided. (must be proven by the raider.)
This is a bannable offense meaning once there is legitimate proof that you are breaking this rule, you will be permabanned from the server.
FOB: 1 per tribe- must be destroyed immediately after the raid is over. Punishment: the destruction of the FOB second offense: structure wipe.
reports arent necessary anymore to receive grace/multipliers, but still encouraged. If an admin sees that a tribe has been raided, the attacking tribe will get their multiplier, and the defending tribe will receive their grace(IF NECESSARY) failure to report raids after 4 days, when an admin hasnt noticed it, will be nullified(no multiplier/grace)
You can`t earn a grace period until you no longer have any multipliers.
A FULL 10 DAY GRACE PERIOD MAY ONLY BE REDEEMED BY SHOWING AN ADMIN PROOF OF CATASTROPHIC DAMAGE TO YOUR MAIN BASE ON THE CLUSTER.
IF YOU DISAGREE WITH AN ADMIN ASSESSMENT: it will be discussed in the mods personal chat channel for up to 24 hrs. DO NOTE: the mod team remains as neutral as possible in all scenarios, so a fair discussion will be had, and if less than 4/5 admins agree with the verdict, we will discuss an alternative.
IF THE ADMINS AGREE AND YOU`RE STILL CHALLENGING IT all evidence the original admin had to back their verdict will be placed up for discussion for the community to discuss(WE REALLY DONT WANT IT TO COME THIS FAR, but if an admin is being told they`re ruling unfairly, it seems right for the community who helps mold the rules, and the servers to have a say in the matter.)
*successful is determined by admin assessment. * If you cannot find an admin to say that you have been raided successfully, please take screenshots of your tribe logs to show that a substantial amount of damage has been done.
Grace period goes into effect once the defending tribe is no longer being raided. (this is because the 100 point rule is per map, but grace period is on the whole cluster. You cannot go into a grace period if you are being raided elsewhere)
If you raid while under your grace period you immediately lose your grace period and receive x1 .
If you build too close to another base, they can(and probably will) be able to hit your base without repercussions.
This is to be determined by admin assessment because each situation and base is different.
Here`s what we can say:
What is taken into consideration:
any considerable amount of dinos worth points and/or
Big Ticket Items:
These don`t necessarily omit what is not on the list. It really depends on the size/type of base
Not raiding: 15 mins.
Raiding: through the duration. (this includes if the raidee happens to cage the raider, you may keep them caged until they surrender/call it off)
1st offense: warning
refusal to release: the player you are caging will be killed and you will be kicked.
2nd offense: Caged for 48 hours by admins.
3rd offense: ban
ADMINS ARE ALLOWED TO RAID
if an admin is going to raid, they should:
*This 100 rule applies on a per server basis.*
*All bases on ONE map/server can be counted towards the 100 rule*
*If you ATTEMPT to raid(according to the cluster`s standards of "what is a raid"), your tribe will be worth 100 on every map of the cluster until a base that is worth 100 + points is successfully raided.*
*attempting to raid includes: turret soaking, destruction of structure pieces within a base, killing a tribe`s dinos while they are clearly within their base, etc. *
Below is a scoreboard to verify your ability to raid another tribe.
RAIDING UNDER 100s:
If you are proven to raid someone valued under 100 points:
100+ POINTS = ALLOWED TO BE RAIDED Scoring is per section added up. Make sure you take screenshots of the base for proof of points before raiding to avoid being accused of breaking this rule.
Attempting to raid
You are subject to a raid multiplier regardless of points if you attempt to raid another (successfully or otherwise) until your main base is successfully raided.(helping a tribe defend a raid does not = attempting to raid)
For every raid the target tribe has attempted: + 100 points(1x multiplier)
|Action or Item||Point Value|
|Building on/having offensive structures protecting charge stations (Aberration Server)||100 Points|
|Threatening another tribe or player||35 points|
|Loot Crate||50 points|
|Beaver Dams||20 points|
|Plant X||1/2 per|
|Plant Z||2 per|
|Auto Turrets||1 per|
|Heavy Turrets||3 per|
|Tek Turrets||5 per|
|Rock Drake||5 per|
|Rock Elemental||5 per|
|Reaper King||10 per|
|with platform saddle||5 per|
|without platform saddle||3 per|
|Tek Saddle Dinos||20 per|
|4+ Ravager Pack||5 per|
|All you can see of base is a gateway/gate(base inside/no other entrance)||50 points|
|Gate is glass metal and set to transparent(glass can not go opaque ever. If it does, it will be considered 50 even if changed back)||25 points|
|I have a high lvl wyvern/drake egg(175+)||25 points|
|I have x sparkpowder/gunpowder/c4/rockets||25 points|
|I have ascendant bp||20 points|
|I have 5k+ metal||20 points|
|I have 500+ poly||20 points|
|I have a unicorn(counted once no matter the amount of unicorns)||15 points|
|War Boats(boat with auto turrets)||15 per|
|OFFENSIVE platform saddle dinos(player manned turrets)||15 per|
|Defending tribe has AT LEAST 1 tribe mate on||15 points|
divide the score by the amount of tribes participating in the attack
(example: tribe A`s base is worth 200 points. Two tribes want to raid. 200 / 2 = 100 points. OK to raid. If tribe A`s base was worth 199 points, only one tribe can hit it. )
Any donations made to the server are greatly appreciated!
ARK DONO INCENTIVES
When making a donation, please make sure to include the player/tribe name you want the paint to go to. These paints are not restricted to a particular wipe and may be used in current or future wipes as you see fit. All donations made through this link go directly to the server`s bill and are non-refundable. None of the admins including the server owner ever handle your money.
Side note: admins are held to the same standard as everyone else when it comes to admin paints- they must donate to redeem one for themselves or their tribe
Weekly community events will be voted on UNLESS a donator has reserved a saturday for THEIR chosen event (see #ark-donations for more information)
When:9 PM EST
Where:The Island Map
BYOP (Bring your own Phiomia)
Both servers have DDoS protection and mitigation
Bernard is the big box (dedicated server) and houses the Aberration, Island, and Ragnarok servers.
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V6 @3.80-4.2 Ghz
64 GB RAM DDR4 @ 2400 Mhz
1 TB SSD
Located in: NYC
Casper is our virtual machine that houses the Center, Scorched Earth servers and Rust server.
Intel Xeon e5-2697 V3 @2.6Ghz
25 GB RAM
Located in: NYC
Splitting the cluster between two servers lowers the work load on both to provide optimal performance on all maps.
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