Ark Rules

First of all, we would like to clarify that we are not obliged to give you a reason why you have been punished.
We reserve the right to issue warnings, kicks, bans or ban players at any time beyond these rules, should the security of the server, Discord or players be endangered. The instructions of the team must be followed, violations may be punished. Furthermore, all rules listed here are a basic set of rules. The team reserves the right to decide on any situation at its own discretion for the good of the server and the server atmosphere. This means that not all of the team’s rules and procedures are necessarily covered here. Should the team take any action, the absence of a specific regulation within this catalog cannot be invoked (so called salvatory clause).

These rules may be changed at any time without notice. You are therefore responsible for keeping yourself updated on changes to the server rules at regular intervals.

The players always have the right to let another admin evaluate what happened, should this be the same opinion is not discussed but the penalty accepted! If no admin is available, can also not be invoked to let another admin look at the case!
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We Admin reserve the right to react in the situation and also to define ourselves when something is justified for the good of the server! In addition, penalties may be changed retroactively at the administrator’s discretion.

General Rules

0.a In case of violations against our rules, the COMPLETE TRIBE will have to take responsibility for it and also serve the punishment together!
0.b This rule does not apply to players who have observed a conspicuousness in their own tribe and report it.
0.c Exception: Violations in the chat will not be assigned to the whole tribe, if this person is obviously displayed.

1.a Using third party software or hardware to gain an unfair advantage
1.b Ini’s, count since the new update 356.3 by the Code of Conduct of ARK as forbidden!
1.c personalized Crosshair is NOT a violation!

2.a Meshing is considered a violation
2.b Duping is considered a violation
2.c or any other bug abuse is considered a violation
2.d If you find bugs you are obliged to report them and not to use them to your advantage!
2.e Duped items must be reported immediately and destroyed.

3.a Base trades are not allowed.
3.b Even if you intend to make a trade where the other tribe can easily raid the base without defending it.
3.c Giving away is also considered a trade by us
3.d Tps with Turrets may not be traded either.
3.e trading items, dinos and services is not regulated by the server in any way and is done at your own risk.
3.f trading with real money will be punished

4.a Insiding is forbidden!

5.a any violation of the general netiquette will not be tolerated.
5.b disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated here!
5.c bullying or any other kind of discrimination / trigger words will not be tolerated here and will be punished severely!
5.d racist behavior will not be tolerated.
5.e spamming in the chat is prohibited
5.f presenting false facts in order to take advantage is forbidden
5.g Only English and German in Global Chat.
5.h sending NSFW or inappropriate links will result in penalty
5.i Complaining outside the ticket
5.j multiple accusations of misconduct without evidence
5.k posting private information as well as tickets/dms will not be tolerated
5.l Matters with the team will be discussed only through the ticket system (Discord)
5.m behave as you are expected to behave in public!

6.a inappropriate names (also applies to Steam or Epic Games accounts)
6.b these are evaluated as in rule 5.Behavior
6.c. Names that are intentionally bypassed but have the same meaning will also be considered a violation.
6.d. Names with @everyone or other names that lead to spamming the tribelog are forbidden!
6.e Player names / Tribe names such as: Human, Mensch, 123, Bob, Tribemember 123, Blank names, names that cannot be read with the English character set, etc. are prohibited.

7.a advertising for hack clients leads to direct ban
7.b any kind of advertising is strictly prohibited without the permission of an admin!

8.a Circumventing a ban by using a shared or another account is forbidden!
8.b Account share is forbidden!
8.c The Quest plugin is in beta and therefore bugs may occur which will not be refunded!
8.d We still ask you to report bugs to fix them!
8.e Circumvention of the rules is prohibited!
8.f Intentionally causing/abusing server problems

9.a the damaged tribe is obligated to first admonish the accused about the violation of the rules, and that he should stop it. This must also be clearly proven!
9.b If he does not stop, a ticket may be created with the accusation.
9.c Only accusations that can be proven will be taken seriously.
9.d this includes clear evidence such as clips or depending on the violation screenshots
9.e Frequent opening of tickets because of accusations that can not be proven will be punished!
9.f Collecting misbehavior of other players will not be tolerated! You are obliged to report them directly and also not to use them for your advantage (threaten accused tribe with it).

Building Rules

1.a Forbidden spots
Extinction
• World Border Spot (93.5 / 71.7)
• Block OSDs with Turrets €
Genesis II
• Main paths to space
Genesis
• Magma Cave
• Bog Rathole
Ragnarok
• Lava Golem
• Iceworm
• Wyvern Trench
Scorched Earth
• Wyvern Trench
The Island
• Tek Cave
Valguero
• Puzzle Cave
• The entrance to the Valguero Aberration Zone may only be built on with the permission of an admin (as long as no other tribe is building there).
• Wyvern Trench
Obelisks & Terminals
• TheIsland: Red
• Abberation: Blue
• Extinction: Colosseum Terminal
• Genesis: all terminals
• Genesis 2: Terminals at (55.5 / 76.7) (40.8 / 76.8) (56.5 / 24.4) (42.1 / 24.7) (42.4 / 37.1) and Rockwell Terminal
• Fjordur: Blue
• Ragnarok: Blue
• Valguero: Red
• ScorchedEarth: Green
• CrystalIsles: Blue
• TheCenter: Blue
• LostIsland: Red
Other
• Zipline, Pelagornis, Knockout, Reloggspots are prohibited.
• Spots under lava
• Underwater spots where no carbo fits through without having to use a cryo.
• Mission areas
• Spawn areas
1.b Artifact caves (also with loot drops) are not included in the above, as they can be obtained independently.
2. Meshbase

2.a Mesh bases are strictly forbidden!
2.b Accidental meshing of individual foundations will not be penalized, but it is expected that this will be corrected or reported.
2.c Structures that are in the mesh and are either present in large numbers or completely inaccessible by normal means will continue to be removed by us as usual.
2.d Intentionally placing mesh structures to prevent a raid or to prevent a tribe from defending a raid is not allowed.
2.e Players who have their teleporter halfway in the mesh will face the consequences of dying in the mesh.

3.a Stacking of dinos is forbidden (e.g. hatching several dinos into each other; these dinos will be killed by us).
3.b It is forbidden to build a box around a dino to prevent damage from all sides. At least 50% of the total build must be open.

4.a Unintended structures (e.g. floating structures, using the world barrier as a snapping point) are prohibited!
4.b Placing excessive amounts of C4 to prevent enemy C4 from being placed is prohibited.
4.c Building structures within the enemy’s turret range by using campfires or abusing the foundations is PROHIBITED! This is not tolerated because you do not have to attack the target base at all. Any other structures that can be placed within the range of the enemy turrets are also forbidden to block the turrets.
4.d Entrances must be able to be crossed on foot (in a crouched position) in either direction (i.e. grappling hooks, zip line anchors, etc.).
4.e at the Valguero zone the entrances may not be built on! May be built only with the permission of an admin (if no other tribe builds in there).
4.f Methods of building, breaking or other, which can be interpreted in such a way that one tries to bring the server to lagging, as well as duping are forbidden and can result in a ban.
4.g Excessive snapping of structures is forbidden (because of extreme lags – high ping).
max 200 foundations (except in Caves, there is no limit except at Turret Tower = 30×30)
In addition, all towers must generally be separated from each other, i.e. no other structures may be snapped to them!
4.h Excessive use of the Tek Generator range to cause lags is prohibited! (1x per Tower)
4.i Stacking of structures is prohibited, this also applies to vaults!
Here applies max 5 structures at entrances and outside max 10 structures.

Raiding Rules

1.a Teaming is forbidden
1.b If a base spot is attacked, no third party may actively raid – except simple PvP (single structures do not count as active raiding).
1.c If a third party plans to raid where there is already raiding, they must first take over the active FOB and then raid the actual target. (so think carefully if you have the time to raid there).
1.d It is always all against all, if the tribes trying to raid obviously don’t attack each other, it counts as teaming! But must be proved by the defending party! (recordings)
1.e Exception mock raids – to prevent this tribe from attacking – assessment of the situation is up to the team!
1.f Inactive fob ~
1.g hitting structures through mesh is forbidden
1.h Once the raid/fob is no longer active you must wait 30 minutes before adding new players to the tribe

2.a Alliances are currently not allowed and usually you should not be able to invite someone to an alliance.
2.b Proven teaming will not be tolerated under any circumstances and will have significant consequences for both tribes.

3.a You are not allowed to trade during a raid!
3.b It is only allowed to trade with other players after 30 minutes when no one is attacking anymore.

4.a Meshbiting is forbidden and the tame used for it will be killed. *
4.b Masssoaking is forbidden!
4.c using excessive dinos at one/several fobs for soaking, so that the area lies, is forbidden and will be punished!
4.d Only a maximum of 5 unmounted dinos per Base may be used for Soaking.
4.e you may use as far as possible all dinos that the tribe can also mount!

5.a Spam around an enemy base is not allowed unless it is part of an FOB.
5.b Stacking Turrets inside each other is prohibited.
5.c Turrets may not be covered with Vaults
5.d Placing Turrets or other defenses less than 70 foundations away from an active Orbital Supply Drops is prohibited €
5.e Building a complete Base in front of another Base is prohibited
5.f Tunneling / Blocking Turrets by Structures %
5.g Placing structures IN yourself (e.g. transmitters) is forbidden to give yourself an advantage in a fight.

6.a Popcorn is forbidden, this means that when you raid, you throw away your items so that the enemies don’t get any loot.
6.b Destroying items / destroying your own tribal property while being raided is forbidden.

7.a Prisoners may be held for up to 1 hour. This time limit cannot be extended by releasing the captive and immediately being recaptured.
7.b the attacking tribe may leave members of the opposing tribe trapped for up to 3 hours during a raid, but must be released when the active raid has ended and more than 30 minutes have passed (this applies to both sides)
7.c single structures do not count as active raid!
7.d clearing Base is also not part of an active raid anymore, because you don’t have to attack Base anymore.
7.e Placing structures IN other players (e.g. transmitters, spikes, cages) is forbidden.
7.f Players may only be caged for one Base, if you plan to raid another Base from the player immediately afterwards, you must release him first so he has a chance to defend the Base.

8.a Exploiting the headglitch (e.g. with turrets) is prohibited.
8.b Exploiting the forcefield $

Extended Explanation:

The following types are considered insiding:
Destroying tribal property without permission of ALL members. Killing a tribemember without permission of ALL members. No tribal property may be destroyed if you are kicked out of the tribe but you are still in Base. Items may not be taken except for your own personal stuff where it is obvious that it is yours if you are kicked out, but you are not obligated to give you the items. The owners have to follow the rules as well as all other members! Everybody has one vote in case of an expulsion, in case of doubt the owner has 2 votes. There must be at least half for or against to enforce it!
If a new owner should be appointed, 60% of the members must be for it to be implemented. All players who are for it have to come to the support once to show that they are for it and can prove that they are the players in the tribe!

The following types are considered teaming:
You may not team up with other Tribes.
However, you may bossfight and trade with other tribes (max 1 other tribe).
This counts as teaming:
As soon as you attack a Tribe with at least one other Tribe, as well as defending a Tribe together with another Tribe.
Performing OSDs with at least one other Tribe is not allowed.
It is also forbidden to plan an attack with other tribes! You are also not allowed to be in two tribes at the same time (this also applies if you use account sharing or a second account).

The raid/fob is inactive only when no more actions follow.
Once the raid/fob is inactive you will have to wait 30 minutes before you can add new players to the tribe or trade with other players.

This action is considered Forcefield Abuse:
E.g., quickly resizing the forcefield to allow/prevent turrets from shooting, or to hold players/dinos down

What is the difference between tunneling and fortniting:
First Fortniting is allowed, Tunneling on the other hand is not!
A Fortnite is used to gain control over the structures, as well as to reach higher areas. The Fortnite must not be completely closed, because this way you can simply ignore the enemy turrets.
In fact, that’s exactly where the difference is. When tunneling, you try to build yourself so that the Turrets can’t see you, so you can just build yourself into bases. But this does not apply to rafts!

This is considered a meshbite:
Just trying to bite through walls, ceilings or mesh is not allowed!
Aggressive dinos automatically bite the mesh as soon as an enemy is nearby, so always keep an eye open that this can’t happen. Pay close attention that when you bite or strike with your dino, it does not bite/strike through the mesh.
Tek sword, as well as Tek gloves, must not destroy structures and do damage through walls.

This applies to OSDs:
As soon as Turrets are placed in the area of the spawn points of OSDs, you have to take care that no OSDs are blocked by them.
Remember to remove them when you are no longer on site to avoid blocking an OSD spot, otherwise you may be penalized if an OSD is blocked.

Why does the entire tribe get a punishment?
This is because it takes too much time and in most cases it doesn’t change anything about what happened, rarely leads to a sufficient punishment and is also rarely characterized by the acceptance and satisfaction of all concerned and is accordingly received that way.
Which in turn results in more tickets, calls, etc., because people naturally want to protect their tribe and not accommodate us.