Important Notes:

    ADMINS USE DISCORD TO COMMUNICATE WITH TRIBES REGARDING ISSUES THAT ARISE WITH TRIBES.
    • It is recommended that you request a Tribe Discord "role" (via the proper Discord channel) at the minimum. Tribe text & voice channels available upon request.
    • Without a Tribe 'role' in Discord, Admins will resolve any issues without your input. We do not attempt to chase down tribes in game chat to discuss issues.
    ALL DINOS, ITEMS, AND PLAYER CHARACTER FILES LEFT UPLOADED IN THE CLUSTER WILL BE LOST AFTER 2 HOURS.
    • Anything uploaded to the cluster is automatically deleted after 2 hours.
    • Admins will not replace dinos or items lost. Characters may be restored, at the Admins convenience; However, you will likely lose character progress depending how far back we restore from.

the community

This is PvP
  • PvP in our community does NOT mean 'official server' PvP.
  • Our rules are in place to allow more casual players (players with full time jobs, families, etc) to have a fun gaming experience as well as to help the newer players have the opportunity to properly learn the game. Many small tribes are new players to the game. Given the opportunity, they will become large power tribes or join other tribes to become a contender in PvP.
  • Our community is more focused on long term gameplay versus seeing who can wipe who first. World PvP is highly encouraged. Raiding is expected and welcomed, but our community does not support the complete and constant wiping of tribes. Offline raiding is also part of the game, but tribes that ONLY offline raid here will be chased off by the community.
  • This is a PvP cluster. You are expected to build and play from day 1 as though you are going to be raided at any moment. You are responsible to protect yourself. If you focus on pretty dinos and do not put effort into the defense of your base, you should fully expect to find it all gone sooner than later.
  • Build for defense.  Protect your possessions, your tribe mates and your dinos.  Build yards.  Use Turrets.  Get dinos for defense.  Passive dinos are fair game
new players are cherished
  • New players keep our community popular and active. Our community goes to great lengths to protect new players. Anyone caught griefing new players (Raiding new player bases, preventing them from progressing, etc) will either be run off by the community or will be wiped by admins.
Make friends
  • This game in PvP mode is not friendly to solo players. Our community is about alliances and friends. You will do well if you have allies, you will struggle if you do not.
toxicity and drama not welcome

Server Rules

GENERAL RULES

Our rules are enforced heavily by admins. Violation of any rules below may result in simple penalties or a complete dino and/or structure wipe. Generally speaking, players and tribes that are already on discord and willing to have mature, adult conversations with admins are not penalized harshly the first time.

Any Tribe that starts with [ADMIN SAFE] OR [ADMIN OWNED] is 100% off-limits to be raided by anyone.  
  • Attempting to falsely use these tags, or impersonate an Admin, will result in a complete Tribe wipe and ban.
Any exploiting, duping, botting, macro farming, etc will result in a ban on all of our servers.
  • Any form of glitching (hiding inside rocks, plant X, hiding or building inside any rocks to build or shoot out from) will result in you being banned.
  • Bases that are built under the mesh or build inside glitched areas (holes in the waterfalls on Center, Glitched rocks on Ragnarok,etc. will result in all tribe structures being deleted when found by a script or admin.
Griefing / harassing new low level players will not be tolerated.
  • Repetitively killing the same new player(s) over & over will be viewed as griefing.
  • If logs indicate you kill new players more than you change your underwear, it will be viewed as griefing.
  • Not allowing new players or tribes to progress by constantly obstructing their ability to farm & tame will be viewed as griefing.
  • Allow new players room to grow & become competitive. Killing the competition before they can compete is cowardly & lacks gamesmanship.
Tribe names must be the same on all servers in a cluster & players must belong to the same tribe across the cluster.
  • Non-matching Tribe names within the clustered maps be considered as intending to hide.
  • Changing Tribe names is allowed, however it must be done 48hrs prior to PVP / Raiding, or 48hrs post-PVP / Post-Raid - and updated across the clusted maps within 12 hours.
  • Changing names with the intent to hide who you are will get your tribe wiped.
Tribe and Dino names are NOT permitted to be changed if you PvP or raid.  
  • Changing names within 48 hrs post-PVP or post-Raid will be considered as intending to hide.
  • Changing names with the intent to hide who you are will get your tribe wiped.
You may not cage / incapacitate any player for more than 15 minutes.
  • If you are being held captive, you should post in GLOBAL CHAT when you are first being caged.  This gives the admins a timestamp to know how long you have been held.  Without any solid basis for knowing when you were grabbed, the admins will not intervene.
  • If you have been held longer than 15 minutes, AND you correctly posted when you were first grabbed in chat, you should then contact an admin in Discord.
  • Catch & release or kill them.
  • Repetitively caging or incapacitating the same player is considered griefing - mix it up with different targets.
Any player joining a tribe with the intent of sabotaging them for another tribe (aka 'insiding') will be permanently banned from our community.
  • Everything earned within a tribe, belongs to the tribe.
  • If you chose to leave a tribe, you do not get to take items or dinos you feel belong to you.
  • Admins will NOT replace anything lost to an "insider" - set tribe permissions, do not recruit unknowns.
BASES & OUTPOSTS
Tribes can have one Main Base (with ORP), and any number of additional bases or outposts on any map.
  • Tribes need to place 4 flags at their main base to indicate this is your main base. IT WILL BE THE ONLY BASE YOU HAVE A RAID COOLDOWN ON
  • Bases are any structure larger than a 3x3. HOWEVER, all buildings MUST be a functional base/outpost (farming/crafting/dinos etc.) Placing random non-functional structures (nothing more than beds or a storage box, etc) will be considered spam. Turrets found on small outposts with no discernable function will be treated like an FOB and will be removed, or the tribe could possibly get wiped.
  • You may not place a base/outpost up against the land claim of another tribe and then turret that building. Admins will consider that an FOB and wipe you for raiding violations
  • Permanent Taming Pens are ONLY allowed inside the perimeter of your main base (the one with ORP). (See Taming Pen rule below).
  • We limit the amount of stuctures per tribe to reduce lag on our map.  Do not expect to be able to build 3 mega bases on a map.
Offline Raid Protection (ORP) provided via Offline Guard System (OGS).
  • Tribes may have ONE OGS pillar that can protect small areas.
  • ORPs may NOT be used to block cave entrances. Period. See below.
  • Turrets inside an active ORP do 2x damage.
  • You need to request an ORP pillar for your tribe in Discord. Admins will spawn one in for you.
  • ORP pillars will fully encompass a 9x9x5 or 7x7x8 area.
  • Dinos inside an active ORP will take ~90% less damage.
  • Structures inside an active ORP will have 10x health
  • OGS pillars will Auto-Decay 96 hrs after the last tribe member logs off the server. Log in or lose the protection.
  • OGS does NOT stop enemies or wild dinos from entering the protective bubble.
  • If two tribes merge, you are still only allowed one ORP Pillar per tribe across our cluster. If admins find any tribe trying to use more than one in the cluster, we will tribe wipe them on every map.
  • The ORPS are designed to protect dinos and valuables with a set size limit. Anyone caught abusing the intent of the ORP to essentially make their entire cave protected will be EVICTED from their cave. You will be forced to demo your entire base and move elsewhere while the rest of the sever mocks you and chants "Shame!"
You may not leave any taming pens, spikes, traps etc out in open world (Anything not within your MAIN base).
  • Admins have no responsibility to warn tribes in violation of this rule.
  • Tribes in violation of this rule will be structure wiped.
  • You may report Taming pen violations in Discord, under the Ark Server Support channel - you must provide debug camera coordinates and map name, or your report will be treated as spam and deleted.
Floating bases or structures are strictly forbidden.
  • Anyone caught creating floating bases, structures or turret towers will be tribe wiped.
BUILDING RESTRICTIONS
Foundation spamming is NOT allowed.  You may not claim land you can not occupy with players and dinos immediately.
  • You can not block off an entire area of the map because you might 'someday' want to build on it.
  • We expect your base perimeter to be in line with your current or short term abilities to expand.
  • Foundation spamming may result in a tribe structure wipe, Admins will not give warnings.
  • Overzealous land claims will result an an Admin destroying anything beyond what is reasonably useable in the short term. You will not be compensated, or otherwise have these structures replaced.
No blocking access (via buildings, turrets, dinos etc) to any obelisks or loot/artifact caves.  
  • Do NOT attempt to build bases in, or, store, hatch/raise babies, or breed dinos of any kind, in any loot/artifact caves.
  • Do NOT build base defenses or structures that will kill players/dinos entering/exiting any obelisks or loot/artifact caves.
  • Admins will structure wipe your tribe if your structures are blocking access to/from any obelisks or loot/artifact caves.
  • Admins will dino wipe your tribe if your dinos are found left behind in a loot/artifact cave.
Tribes are NOT permitted to block any new player spawns or have turrets near any spawn points.
  • DO not build your base where players will spawn.  If you block a spawn point, admins will remove your base.
  • If you place turrets where they will kill players at spawn points, admins will remove your base.
DINO RULES
NO GLITCHING OF THE REAPER IMPREGNATION PROCESS. Only one tribemember may be impregnated from one unique reaper queen spawn.  
  • THERE SHALL ONLY EVER BE ONE REAPER AS A DESCENDANT OF ONE QUEEN - ANYTHING MORE THAN ONE DESCENDANT IS EXPLOITING/GLITCHING.
  • There shall NEVER be any foundations, ramps, ceilings, or ANY OTHER structures used as a floor, or otherwise blocking the ground of the trapping/taming pen before/during/after impregnation process.
  • If, for whatever reason, a Reaper Queen does NOT burrow, or escape after it impregnates the first person, you MUST kill the Reaper Queen immediately.
  • Any tribe found to be in possession of more than one Reaper with the same Reaper Queen mother will be 100% Tribe wiped by Admins, and possibly a permanent ban of all tribe members.
Any player caught dropping Wyvern or Rock Drake Eggs in the wild will have tribe dinos killed as a punishment.
  • Dropping eggs you don't want will cause new eggs to not spawn for more than 1 week.
  • If you do not want an egg that you have picked up, simply eat it!
No boxed in or armored platform dinos. No covered riders on any platform dinos.
  • Platform dinos must keep the front 1/3 of the platform 100% free of any structures.
  • No structures may be built down from a platform.
  • Ramps used for transportation are okay, but still must NOT block the front 1/3 of the Platform.
  • Platform dinos in violation of these guidelines at any time will be killed without warning.
  • Platform dinos in violation of these guidelines during a raid will result in severe penalties to include any combination of: tribe dino wipe, forfeiture of all tribe inventory (items, mats, BP's), a minimum 48 Hour ban of all tribe members.
Any dinos found on Aggressive stance wandering the map will be killed on sight.
  • If Admins suspect more of your dinos may be wandering the map on Aggressive stance, we will dino wipe your tribe.
  • If you decide to leave our servers, and set your dinos loose on Aggressive, your whole tribe will be banned permanently across our entire cluster.
Tribes are NOT permitted to use dinos as vaults.
  • This is to prevent the need to kill every dino during a raid to find loot.
  • Tribes caught doing so will forfeit all of your items, BPs, etc.
Auto TURRETS
Auto Turrets are permitted at bases, outposts & rafts only. NO auto turrets may be placed or used in open world (pvp & taming).
  • These rules apply to auto turrets only. There are NO restrictions how players use manually operated turrets
  • Rafts with turrets can NOT be used as an FOB for ANY raiding. Period.
  • Turrets can be placed on bases or outposts IF it is a functional base/outpost (farming/crafting/dinos etc.) Turrets found on small outposts with no discernable function will be treated like an FOB and will be removed, or the tribe could possibly get wiped.
  • Turrets can NOT be used in open world to tame/farm wild dinos (including milk/egg farming).
  • Turrets can NOT be placed in open world for World PvP.
  • Turrets on outposts (any structure smaller than 6x6) must be located ON the structure (hatchframes are fine) or on the ground directly next to it (within ONE FOUNDATION).
  • ANY TURRETS IN OPEN WORLD WILL RESULT IN THE COMPLETE WIPE OF YOUR TRIBE, AND THE POSSIBILITY THE WHOLE TRIBE BEING BANNED.
raiding

Listed below are our standard raiding rules.  Two or more tribes may go to "war" with each other, negating the rules below when pvping or raiding against each other.  See Warfare Groups below

Tribes are expected to raid "within your capabilities". Failure to do is greifing.
  • "Within your Capabilities" means raiding tribes that are in the same class as your tribe.
  • If you are 10 man tribe who goes around and raids small solo player bases, you are griefing.
  • If you are a high level, full metal and heavy turrets tribe attempting to raid a small stone base, you are griefing.
  • If you join our server to be an large domninate tribe, you are expected to raid other large dominate tribes.
  • Our community player base has little tolerance for people who show up and chase off the little guys because it is easy, they think it is fun, or they simply lack the proper skills to raid someone at their skill level.
  • All tribes are 100% permitted to raid/retaliate against any tribe once they are raiding other tribes, regardless of how small they are or what level they are. So if a solo player is going around raiding your base or other bases, admins will not care at all if they get wiped out.
Upon the completion of a "Valid" raid, your Tribe may not raid the MAIN BASE of the same tribe again for 72 hours, unless they counter raid you.
  • A "Valid" raid is defined as one where you are 1) successful in breaching a tribes stuctures, 2) you kill ANY dinos in a non PvP encounter (The tribe is offline so you go snipe a dino), or 3) the raid last more than 30 minutes for any reason.
  • If your tribe is chased off through active raid defense within 30 minutes of starting the raid, your raid is considered a failure, so only a 24 hour cooldown will apply.
  • The 72hr cooldown begins AFTER your raid ends.
  • There are no other cooldowns for any bases, pens, outposts other than a tribes Main Base.
Our community frowns upon complete wiping of tribes. Repeatedly doing so will get you designated toxic and the admins will ban you.
  • Tribes are encouraged to raid, and to get as much loot from a base as they can. But there is ZERO reason to completely wipe all the structures of any base unless you plan to claim that land.
  • There is generally no reason to kill every dino a tribe owns (dinos are not allowed to be use for vault storage).
  • Farming dinos in particular should be left if they do not impede upon a raid.
A raid may not exceed 5 hours* total.
  • *- Tribes may apply for an extended raid time of an additional 3 hours for a planned raid taking place Friday to Sunday.  This request must be done at least 24 hours in advance. The opposing tribe will be given a 24 hour notice that a raid extension was approved.
  • Raids start the MINUTE you are seen setting up an FOB or engage any pvp at/near the target tribe's base.
  • If you are being raided and see an FOB being setup, your best course of action is to post in GLOBAL CHAT, then discord (screen shots always best) so that the admins have a timestamp to know when the raiders were spotted at your base..
  • We will use that timestamp to define the start.  Without that information, admins judge the start of a raid based on the first entry in the logs.
When PvP or progression stops for more than 30 minutes, the raid is deemed over.
  • Any and all PvP between the attacking and defending tribes is considered progression.
  • Soaking turrets is considered progression. However, If there is no pvp between the raiders and the defenders (e.g. they are offline), We expect to see destruction logs within 30 minutes of soaking turrets with no pvp or logged destruction tells us you are not actually soaking non stop and making progression.
Up two 2 FOB's with 10 turrets each may be used for raiding. No Raft FOBS.
  • FOB's MUST BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY when the raid is over.
  • If you are counter raided and driven off or wiped it is still your responsiblity to remove any remnants of your FOB.
  • Turrets are allowed at or near (within 5 foundations) your FOB. Turrets can NOT be used to fully encompass a tribes base in an attempt to 'trap' them. Turrets can DEFINITELY be used offensively as part of a raid, but it must be a part of your FOB setup. Simply put, do not attempt to put 50 turrets around someone's base to surround them. Use them to help you progress into a base from the area where your FOB is stationed.
  • Rafts with turrets can NOT be used as an FOB for ANY raiding. Period.

tribE warfare groups

A tribe warfare group is a group of 2 or more tribes that are in a declared war with each other.
  • Tribes in declared war with others will have the tag "{w}" at the front of their tribe name.
  • Tribes must have a discord role on our server and ALL members must be in that role in order for you to participate.
  • Tribe warfare can ONLY be approved (or forced upon you) by admins. Until it is posted in discord officially for all to see, it is not real.
Tribes at war set their own rule sets with each other. (could even be no rules)

Examples:

  • You agree to raid M-F from x hour to y hour.. weekends no raiding
  • No Base sniping OR non stop base sniping allowed
  • Max raid time will be x hours
  • You may only keep someone captured for X minutes or hours.
World Pvp is still allowed.
  • Anyone can world pvp a Warfare Tribe and they are allowed to PvP anyone as well.

RATES & SETTINGS

Rates
  • XP: 10x
  • Gathering: 10x
  • Taming : 10x
  • Maturation: 10x
  • Incubation: 10x
  • Imprint Interval: .4x
  • Breeding Interval: .75x
  • Cave Damage: 10x
  • Offline Guard System Decay: 96 hours

Settings
  • Max Tribe Size: 8
  • No Alliances
  • 1 ORP Shield Per Tribe. Post in Discord to obtain one.
  • Boosted Player and Dino Weight
  • Player Speed Stats: .66x
  • Idle XP is heavily nerfed here.  You will get full xp for Killing, Crafting and Harvesting. Standing around doing nothing (including just flying from Note to Note) will get very little reward)
  • Max Player Level 115 pre-ascension (145 after full ascension)
  • Max Dino Levels: 150 (190 for Wyverns and Rock Drakes)
  • Max Dinos Per Tribe: 400
  • You can learn all engrams at max level (115).
  • All S+ walls have 10k health
  • No S+ Nanny
  • No S+ Tek Shield
  • No S+ Auto Crafter
  • No S+ Blueprint Maker
  • No S+ Converter
  • Grinders at Level 80
  • No S+ Tek Platforms Shields

Dino changes

No Titans
Brontos are NOT tameable


IN GAME COMMANDS

!track <dino name>- Track your dino (no carrots around dino name). - Example - !track Snake Eyes