Ark Rules

No cheating: This includes hacks, map glitches or bots or dupe of any item or dino (macros are okay).
Tribe Names: You shall not change your tribe name more than once within a 30 day period, if you require the name to be changed you are required to get approval from the admin, due to raiders changing their names while raiding to hide who was causing it, any unauthorized changes will result in a permaban! Your tribe name cannot be offensive, contain advertising or include swear/vulgar words, this is a game (with kids who play) and those who don’t take it seriously should go elsewhere, if you are unsure on the classification of your tribe name, contact Grim. Player
Names: Your player name cannot be something with derogatory terms, swear words … this indicates you don’t take this game seriously and are just here to troll … if the admin feels the name is offensive it will be changed. Players shall not advertise using their player name or tribe name; this includes YouTube or Twitch addresses without Grim’s being on Permission list users will be banned without notice if caught! Tribe Limits: You must not use alliances to skirt the Tribe max… e.g build your bases all together in 1 big compound, and must act independently, e.g 1 tribe leader telling the other tribe what to do..
Obelisk/Caves: Building on obelisks or their respective craters is not allowed. Building in caves (land or underwater) are permitted so long as they do not prevent access to any unique resources such as artifacts or drops (caves without unique resources can be used).
General: Placing foundations/pillars to claim land or to block mass amount of resource spawns is also disallowed and may result in your structure being removed or entire tribe’s structures wiped (if excessive). Structures that are abandoned or made demolish-able will be auto-demolished by the server.
Blackmail: If a player violates the rules against you or your tribe and it isn’t reported the moment you find out, or you choose to delay the report, you accept your report may be voided due to time factors; e.g if you are raided or your dinos are killed, you negotiate with the offenders (e.g a replacement dino) and for some reason they pissed you off and you report it, this will void the report as you accepted compensation.
Advertising: Players shall not advertise other servers, YouTube or Twitch addresses in game, if you need to share a TS that is fine as long as its related to general chat requests… advertising will result in an immediate ban. Final Word: Grim has final say in all matters, even if not covered under the rules if he finds actions of players are detrimental to the community, action taken outside the rules may be taken to prevent disruption. Remember, this is a SURVIVAL GAME, shit will happen, things will be said … at the end of the day its just a game.
PvP: PvP is 24/7 on this server You can kill any level sleeping player. If a player is being hostile with a dino towards you, you have every right to defend yourself and kill that player and dino.
Excessive Damage: Definition: If a large portion of you base structure has been damaged; this varies from type of material (thatch, stone, metal) as stone bases will have more splash damage than metal, this definition will refer to metal bases as wood/stone bases require minimal effort to gain entry.. Excessive damage is based on your base design, don’t build everything so compact people need to destroy your whole base to get into something, excessive damage won’t be applicable if your base is small, very cramped and contained. Excessive damage may be considered if 50% or more of the base structure is destroyed (if raiding screenshots may be required). Excessive damage is for building structures only, does not include S+ tools such as smithy’s, forges, storage (which auto lock)…. recommended you keep them away from your main base as they can be destroyed. Boats and Tree Platforms have no protection under excessive damage and can be destroyed.
 Harassment/Griefing Rules: You must not repeatedly target a single player when they respawn, e.g camping at their front door and killing them repeatedly as soon as they come out or exit the boundaries of their base. Griefing is considered repeatedly harassing/killing someone over a 3 hour period and preventing them from playing. REMINDER: if you die while being griefed, respawn elsewhere and play!
Passive Dinos: You may not pick up any other tribes dinos and place them in a position to be killed. You may not drop wild dinos into a tribe’s base. You may tranq/knock out dinos to loot/raid, but must NOT kill them (this also means putting the unconscious dino in a position where wild animals can kill it)
 Hostages: Definition: someone who is restricted on leaving area (Cage, weight…) Hostages are not to be tranq’d more than 50% (max 1hr) of the time. A hostage is to be only taken for up-to 2 hours, then must be released once the 2 hours has expired. You are not permitted to take the same player hostage for at-least 48 hours (but can be killed). If the tribe who detained the prisoner all log off, they must release/kill the player. Once you have a hostage, you are required to announce “_ is now a hostage”.. for example Grim is now a hostage….. this creates a public record of when the timer starts, failure to do this can result in a player choosing any of your dinos as compensation if the timer goes beyond 2hrs (proof required by prisoner). Handcuffs have been removed from the game. Players below level 20 cannot be caged.
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Hello Survivors, Here is our current Banning Guidelines for the game. If you feel that your ban was unwarranted, please feel free to submit a ticket with the Subject line: Ban Appeal – (Your Steam ID/PSN/Gamertag). To find the steam ID we’re requesting, it’s the number after “profiles” in the url on steam. Here is an example of what we’re looking for: http:// steamcommunity.com/profiles/##############/home. We will then investigate it and respond accordingly. Below you’ll find our banning guidelines. PUNISHABLE OFFENSES: Low Severity: Misconduct : Behavior / Language Unacceptable Names (Name change will be required) Offensive Names – Contains vulgar, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive, including any usernames which are sexual in nature. Impersonations – Impersonating someone else, including, without limitation, another user, tribe or Game Master (“GM”) Offensive Phrases False Reports High Severity:
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Benefit Hacking (Taking advantage of a hacker’s exploit.) Partying or making use of hackers Hack Related Chat Providing hack information Requesting hack information Duplicating dinos and items Promotion of Scam Activities Advertising Hack Sites Linking / Discussing Inappropriate Sites Intentionally receiving hacked items Griefing Some examples: PvP – Setting player spawn traps (structures and/or dinos being set to aggressive) – This is currently the only thing we take action against in regards to griefing on PvP servers PvE Server: Blocking in other tribes dinos, Blocking access in/out of a tribes base, and Obstructing pathways or waterways for the purpose of denying players access. (must be completely blocked and no other ways around) Placing pipes or any object/dinos for the purpose of griefing is against terms of use Setting player spawn traps (structures and/or dinos being set to aggressive) Extreme Severity:
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Hacking Botting Posting Account Information Posting Personal Information Racism / Hate Mongering Heavy or Explicit Sexual Language Abusing Bugs/Glitches Undermeshing is included in this category Account Theft Hacking another player’s account Stealing items Selling In-Game items/currency/services for real world currency Note: Guidelines are subject to change without notification. In extreme cases, Spokane/Pathfinders reserves the right to immediately suspend player accounts pending an investigation. All banning is at the Grims discretion. Please note that actions taken against a member of a tribe, can include punishment for the WHOLE tribe. We always suggest that you take proper precautions before joining a tribe and that you trust the members of the tribe.