THE RULES

RULE #1

Be a decent human. 

ZERO BULLYING POLICY

While friendly gaming banter and healthy competition is encouraged, bullying and greifing by any player is absolutely not tolerated. All players are welcome here, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, mental capacity, etc. Discrimination based on the former will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Furthermore, any such language in either game chat or discord will also not be allowed. 

Players witnessed bullying/griefing other players will only receive one warning. Offenses after the warning will result in Admin action, including but not limited to Admin wiping and/or server blacklisting. 

**Note: swearing is allowed, and being sworn at is not considered "bullying"

NO PVP IN ADMIN SHOP
OR SHOP VAULT AREA

Admin shop consists of Shop structure, Dock, and everything within the white flagged area. Pvp includes picking, tranqing, fighting, dino fighting, hand to hand combat (ie. punching or mele weapons), sniping, and all other ranged weapon fire.

NO RESOURCE BLOCKING

All resources are free game. No one likes a hoarder. 

Resource blocks will be destroyed by the Admin. Repeat offenders will result in Admin action. 

If you plan to build a base and think you might be at risk for resource blocking, please consult and admin.

NO PVP OR CAMPING 
AT TELEPORTERS/OBs

Public Teleporters are a privilege and are not to be abused. Respect your fellow server mates and let them travel safely and/or complete their boss fights in peace.

 

On the flip side, Teleporters are not to be used as a 'Safe Zones' or 'Hideaway' point from ​PVP. 

NO PLAYER SPAWN BLOCKING

Spawn location camping is not allowed. Everyone deserves a fair chance to join the server. 

All spawn locations have been mapped out and foundationed off by the admins to ensure that bases or structures can not be built over a player spawn point. 

NO BUILD SPAMMING

Not only does this bog down the server performance, but no one benefits from a surplus of useless structures. If you find value in a giant phallic stone structure, this is not the server for you. 

WILD CARD EXPECTATIONS

All players are expected to adhere to Wildcard Code of Conduct. Misusing or abusing game mechanics will be subject to Admin discipline. Meshing will result in a ban. https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/code-of-conduct/

NO RAIDING ADMIN BASES

Admins are completely passive until required otherwise for disciplinary action. Raiding an Admin base is just disrespectful. We leave players alone to do as they wish within the rules, all we ask is to be left alone in return. 

NO INSIDING/ NO ALLY RAIDING

This one should go without saying. Insiding is a bannable offense. If you wish to leave your tribe, you must work it out with your tribe first. Taking resources, loot, dinos, etc and then leaving tribe without discussing it first is insiding. Stealing tames that were not tamed by you without prior permission is insiding. Ally raiding is just downright low, and also carries a bannable offense. 

BASE BUILDING AND LAG

Tribes are allowed 2 bases per map only. This prevents lag, and limits the possibility of build location hoarding.

Additionally, build spam consisting of behemoth and dinosaur gates causes immense lag and should not be used to deter resource regrowth and dino spawns.

NO POPCORNING

Any players caught popcorning loot during a raid will be removed from server. Not only can it lag the server, but it is underhanded and not welcome in a boosted server such as Beyond Ark.

SEASONS - PVP MAPS

Our PVP maps have a 3 month season structure and reset every 3 months. This levels the playing field between our longstanding and new players, and also keeps the maps fresh. 

RULE BREAKING

The Admin will issue player discipline at their own discretion. We all come to the server to have fun and grow the Ark community. Be a decent person and you will have nothing to worry about. 

**Any players that knowingly assist in breaking the rules, or are involved a plan to break the rules will suffer the same consequences as straight out rule breakers. 

SERVER CODE OF CONDUCT

*Admin banning is at Admin discretion only, however NO ONE gets banned for no reason. Admins are fair and use the best judgement possible. If you have been banned and do not understand why, please feel free to contact an Admin for an explanation.

*Animals left unattended at admin shop, ob's, or shop vault areas, or event locations without making arrangements with an admin will be assumed abandoned and intended for the free dino area and/or will be confiscated.

*Griefing is defined as follows - Killing passive tames out of spite/without raiding, Raiding the same tribe or player in succession, limiting a base's build by placing structures to halt the built radius, dive bombing or otherwise harassing a base without raiding, dropping/luring wild dinos into a base, raiding new and obviously undefended starter bases, picking players and dragging them to turrets outside of a raiding environment. Manipulating PVE mechanics in regards to drowning/killing players is not allowed and also considered griefing.

*Killing passive tames during a raid is frowned upon, but not against the rules.

*Offlining earns you no glory. If your tribe is online and purposefully waits to raid until the target tribe is offline, you are a coward.

*Admin dinos in shop are there to keep the peace. They can, AND WILL, smack you into oblivion if aggro'd. Multiple cases of admins dino harassment will result in admin action.

*Free dino area is not filled with 'starter tames'. Tribes drop off free dinos out of the goodness of their hearts. Do not 'beg' for free dinos if the area is empty.

*Changing a tribe name after raiding to get out of being tracked is against Wild Card code of conduct, and is subject to admin action.

*Tames left on breeding will be wiped. This can cause server crashes and major server lag. Breed responsibly.

*Admins clear "abandoned" bases ONLY if the decay timer on the structure is less than halfway through its count or if it is obviously raided and hasnt been repaired.

*If a tribes teleporter is left on public, and thus endangering players that mistakenly use the wrong teleporter, will be claimed by the admin team if the tribe is not online. Once the tribe comes back online, they can request a replacement teleporter form the admin team. However, if it continues to be a problem Admins may be forced to take action. 

*If a player is caught impersonating an admin they will be permanently removed from the cluster.

"I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE RULES AND CODE OF CONDUCT SET FORTH BY THE BEYOND ARK SERVERS."
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