IMPORTANT: Every player must be in a tribe, even if he is a single player!
Also, to make it easier for us admins, we would like to ask you to use your player name on Discord, or at least write it in brackets after your Discord name. So we have the chance to inform you about Discord and help you with new features, structures that need to be torn down or your support tickets.
Your structures will be automatically removed after 12 days of inactivity. You can extend this time to 18 days if you link to Discord ingame. In case of vacation, illness, etc. you can log off via ticket. The further procedure will be discussed in the ticket.
A) General rules
Every player on our ARK server must behave in such a way that we can maintain a fair, regulated and full server. This rule can override all other rules.
Harassment of fellow players is forbidden. This includes insults, sexist, radical as well as national socialist statements or simply discussions that can also take place in the regular chat.
Chat languages: English and German.
It is forbidden to lure wild dinos into foreign bases or to drop them over them.
Unauthorized grabbing of other players and dinos is prohibited.
Dinos that are in the process of being tamed or stunned by someone else may not be killed,
otherwise obstructing or disturbing is also not permitted.
You may not drop eggs from Wyverns, Rockdrakes or Magmasaurs, please eat them instead. Each egg present in the game blocks the appearance of a new one.
It is forbidden to buy or sell items or dinos for real money. This leads directly to the ban!
Exploiting bugs and game mechanics for your own advantage is prohibited.
There is basically no replacement of items/animals in case of bugs, crashes or own fault.
It is forbidden to dismantle sheep with a chainsaw, as this can cause lags.
Beaver dams shall be completely drained.
B) Construction rules
Two bases are allowed per server. However, it is only allowed to have a main base on one of the two Ragnarok servers!
One water enclosure is allowed per server. (This counts as one base)
All kinds of structures outside the base (campfires, sleeping bags, spikes, traps, single foundations/pillars) must be removed after use. We have set up a channel in Discord where such structures are posted. We reserve the right to remove the disturbing structures without comment if hints are ignored (by us or other players).
In addition to your bases, you are allowed to have a raft. However, this must be reasonably built upon (bed, closet, etc.) and located primarily in your Base unless you are using it. Empty rafts that are not in your Base will be considered an "off Base structure" and will be removed by us. Built-up rafts that are outside of your Base for an extended period of time will count as Base.
A respectful distance from your neighbors' bases must be maintained, and close construction must be cleared with them in advance.
It is not allowed to reserve a building site with foundations, piers or other structures.
Bases or the outdoor enclosures must be ordered with animals or meaningful structures. (No placeholders!)
Important routes and resources must not be blocked by buildings.
Artifact caves and their entrances may not be built on.
Gates around a Base are not walls and must be adjusted within 24 hours.
Only 15 Plant Species Z plants are allowed per Tribe, plant more and they will be removed without warning!
Building, as well as parking of dinos at the ARK's is not allowed.
One closed private oil pump, one gas collector & one well is allowed per Tribe. You are welcome to leave these open and accessible to all, since a large surplus is generated anyway and thus all players can benefit from it. However, public pumps/collectors also fall under this rule, meaning no more than 1 per tribe.
Please don't build huge square blocks as bases or dinosaur camps, there are many mods available, be creative!
Please build sensibly and not huge buildings with too many structures. We reserve the right to tell you to make your base smaller if necessary. If you are not sure, just ask us and we will take a look at it. You can make a base-knife in the R+ Bank. This is meant to be able to check the size of your Base for yourself. Just place it in the middle of your Base and let it show you the range. This will serve as an approximate guideline as to what the maximum size of a Base should be. We admins will also check some bases with it and then tell you to downsize a bit if necessary. However, you will help us immensely if you do this yourself. On Genesis, the medium base size is used as a guideline. On all other maps, the large base knife applies. The smaller base knives are used for the outposts.
C) Giving away animals
It is not allowed to give away animals through public channels.
This includes the ingame global chat and our Discord server. It is also forbidden to leave unclaimed animals on the server so that someone else can find them and take them over. Furthermore, animals may only be sold to players who have already reached the appropriate level for the required saddle. In case of repeated violation we reserve the right to make use of our warning system.
If you think you have to give away animals then you can do it through private channels (Local Chat, Discord PN), we won't have any influence on that.
But we ask you to do this carefully and not to give away masses of animals. The point is not to flood the market with free animals and thus destroy the trade.
Likewise, it is prohibited to offer animals for e.g. a wood to circumvent the rule. Animals must be offered at a reasonable price and should be neutered.
Please keep in mind, especially with highly bred animals, that while you may want to do the players a favor at the time, you are also taking away a lot of the game experience, as taming and breeding is also an essential part of the game.
D) Note regarding administrative activities
It is essential to follow the instructions of the admins.
In case of rule violations, we reserve the right to delete the corresponding structures without comment. (e.g. structures outside the base) In addition, a warning or a ban may be issued.