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    #1 SNiPERTONY, Feb 20, 2018
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    If you need help in game please reach out to an admin in discord. We can always be reached. We can be found by those who have the role "Ark Admin". We are here for you so do not be afraid to reach out to us.

    PLEASE READ. All new players will receive 3 days of protection from being raided automatically when joining the server. Do not abuse it as it is grounds for a ban. Please do not attack people on this 3 days of protection you will need it. Please do not attack people on this protection if you can.

    PLEASE NOTE: We enforce the ark Code of Conduct on our server. It can be found online by searching "Ark Code of Conduct". We enforce it as a whole and while it does not appear in our rules it is still in effect.

    Admins on the server are normal players and can raid, be raided, and play just the same as anyone else. Every single command any player runs on our server is logged. We do not allow anything to be spawned in for personal gain. If you think an admin is abusing their powers contact SNiPERTONY or Lord Stalin via discord or submit a report on our website. If your complaint is about SNiPERTONY or Lord Stalin the other will deal with it.

    If you enjoy helping people, are 18+ and want to be a member of our admin team please apply on the website and talk with us in discord.

    We reserve the right to ban anyone for any reason on our Ark servers. If you feel you or a friend has been unjustly banned all bans are appeal able on our forums @ www.247gaming.gg or through our discord. You should join our discord when playing on our servers as it is the best way to get in contact with admins, make friends on the server and see when we are doing events and keep up with all the news about the cluster.

    Rules:

    1. There is no Admin abuse on this server whatsoever. If you feel you have been abused or have seen abuse please contact SNiPERTONY or Lord Stalin immediately.

    2. No Blocking Nodes, Artifact spawns, Resource Spawns, or Surface exits (Abberation).

    3. In regards to grieifing and harassment, we strive to strike a balance between official where everything goes and purist pvp where anything that could be considered grieifing or harassment is not allowed. If you feel like someone is griefing or harassing you or others too much please report it to an admin. We will decide on griefing or harassment on a case by case basis.

    4. Shit talking is apart of the game, but don't harass someone in chat over gender, age or race you will be banned.

    5. No hacks or exploits. obviously that's a perm ban.

    6. You may only keep people locked up for a maximum of 24hrs. (Players who quit and don't return don't count towards the timer. I know some of you use them for blood bags)

    7. Be respectful to the staff. All donation money goes towards paying the costs to run our two clusters and NONE of it goes to the admins. We do this shit for free.

    8. No alliance raiding period. However, insiding is allowed so be careful who you let into your tribe.

    9. NO spamming structures, PERIOD. If we find that a tribe has spammed any structure all over the map we will wipe ALL the tribe's structures. You can have some "spam" around your base to protect it from raids but they must be localized to your actual base and cannot block/interfere with spawns and such.

    10. No spamming structures during raids to prevent the raiders from progressing. If you are suiciding to replace walls, foundations, pillars, vaults, etc simply to prevent your raiders from progressing you will violate this rule and punishment will be dealt according to what the admin dealing with the issue feels (This could be a ban, a temp-ban, a wiping of your tribe structures, whatever the admin feels is best). You can, however, still build when getting raided as long as the goal of this building is to push your attackers back.

    11. You cannot have steam names such as 123 or 321. (Names with random numbers/letters). This makes it impossible for admins to do their jobs if you have a steam name like this please change it when playing on our servers. You will receive a warning message from an admin if you don't change your name you will be banned.

    12. No teleportating into people's teleporters without permission. Sometimes they bug out and allow you to teleport onto their pad. If you take advantage of it you will be punished accordingly.

    13. If you knowingly abuse/exploit anything on our servers your tribe structures will be wiped. No warning will be given.

    14. If you have had one of your bases raided for 6 hours straight, you may message an admin in-game or on discord and request a temporary ceasefire. This lasts 3 hours. During this time both tribes cannot fight each other and both tribes are considered to have raid protection (the same we give out to new players). Turrets must be disabled (but not removed) to allow members of either side to move freely around the area. After 3 hours hostilities may resume.

    15. FOBs do not need to be taken down during a raid. If you are being raided it is your responsibility to destroy enemy FOBs. When you finish a raid please take down your FOBs. Admins will remove FOBs only after a raid has finished if they feel it is necessary. No refunds will be given for lost materials.

    16. No putting teleporters in artifact caves. You do not want to find out what will happen if we catch you doing it.

    17. There is no rule against killing passives or dinos. It is up to you to protect your stuff with ORPs, turrets, walls, whatever. You cannot expect things left undefended to be immune from being attacked and killed. This is a PVP server.

    18. Before you go to attack someone's dinos at their base, make sure that their base is able to take damage. Attacking the bases of players who are on the 3 day raid protection is not allowed so please make sure to avoid it. If you accidentally kill aggressive/neutral dinos while checking that is fine.

    19. Creating tunnels on platform saddles is prohibited

    Clarifications:

    2. a. Do not build bases along the main paths to artifacts inside of artifact caves. Any bases found in such areas of artifact caves will result in your tribe's structures being wiped.

    2. b. This rule does not apply on a small scale to congealed gas veins on Abberation. There are a shit ton of them on the map and we do not care if you claim a cluster of them for yourself to farm tech. If a tribe claims an absurd amount of these veins then an admin may take action, but this will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

    3. a. The only instance of griefing that we can pinpoint at this time as strictly against the rules is the mass killing of dinos at people's bases without doing anything else. You cannot go around wiping the dinos of every person you see at their bases without raiding said bases. Killing dinos in the open world, however, is perfectly fine.

    3. b. If you attack someone's base anything they do in retaliation is not and will not be considered griefing. If you bite off more than you can chew then you are screwed. The admins of the server will not save you.

    14. a. If you plan on using this rule during a raid, or are afraid that it will be used against you, record the start time of your raids in a way indisputable (for instance messaging Lord Stalin on discord, taking a picture of the tribe log when it starts and knowing how that translates to real time, etc.). This will make the admin who has to deal with this have an easier time figuring out the start of the raid.

    18. a. If you are on raid protection do not attack people at their bases.
     
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    #2 Lord Stalin, Jul 8, 2018
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    Changelog 7/8/2018

    • Reworded the top messages to flow better.
    • Added the "PLEASE NOTE" section to show in-game we uphold the Ark Code of Conduct
    • Reworded the statement disallowing admins from raiding as it is no longer "new"
    • Removed the rule regarding raid protection as we have a statement dealing with it above the start of the rules.
    • Reworked the anti-griefing and harassment rule. Now it is much longer and more clearly explains how we deal with griefing and harassment.
    • Reworded rule #7 to better reflect how donation funds are routed and give players a better understanding of where their money goes and why they should be respectful to the staff (we are unpaid volunteers)
    • Clarified in the no alliance raiding rule that insiding is allowed
    • Reworked the rules dealing with the event server as they were made when the event server was up 24/7
    • Reworded previous rule #12 (now rules #9 and #10) to better reflect our stance on build "spam"
    • Added rule #12 based on information that can be found in #ark-news-and-info on discord.
    • Added rule #13 based on the rule I created dealing with long raids that can be found as a pin in #rule-discussion on discord
    • Added rule #15 based on the fact many people have stated that FOBs needed to be taken down after 24 hours. This is not the case.
    • Added a "Clarifications" section for future use if we feel that the wording of the rules are fine but clarifications to them are necessary. This section will most likely be used mainly for the website and be updated less frequently in-game.
     
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    Changelog 7/15/2018

    • Added Clarification 2.a. in case it wasn't clear
     
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    Changelog 7/19/2018

    • Added Clarification 3.a. to provide a specific example of griefing we do not allow.
     
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    #5 Lord Stalin, Sep 5, 2018
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    Changelog 9/5/2018
    • Added Clarification 2.b. to rule on mass farming of gas veins on Abberation and Volcano.
     
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    Changelog 11/5/2018

    • Reworked the rules in preparation for the release of Extinction
    • Removed the area of the rules prohibiting admins from taking part in PvP. Admins are now normal players again.
    • Removed rule #9 as it was dealing with the event server which no longer exists
    • Added rule #16 as part of our initiative to make tek harder to upkeep and obtain
    • Reworked rule #14, removing the part concerning tek shields
    • Reworked clarification 2.b. as we no longer will have a volcano server
    • Reworked the section above the rules regarding raid protection as it is now automatic.
    • Reworked the opening section to better explain how to find admins on the discord instead of naming them specifically
    • Corrected a typo in rule #10
    • Changelog 7/8/2018 rule numberings were changed so they reference the correct rules
     
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    Changelog 11/18/2018

    • Added onto the "PLEASE READ" regarding raid protection, giving more advice to people about it.
    • Added rule #17, clearly specifying that the killing of passive dinos is not against the rules
    • Added rule #18, specifying again that you should not be attacking people on raid protection and making it against the rules to mess with them
    • Completely reworked clarification 3.a. to better represent how the clarification was meant to be read. The underlying clarification to the rules does not change, only the wording.
    • Added clarification 3.b. to specify the stance we have on retaliatory attacks.
     
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    Changelog 11/24/18

    • Added rule #19 to deal with the new OP dino Wildcard created to fuck with the life of unofficial servers
    • Added clarification 14. a. to help clarify what is needed to use rule #14
    • Added clarification 18. a. to advise new players not to attack people
    • Added clarification 19. a. to clarify that Velonasaurs can still be tranquilized
     
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    Changelog 11/26/18

    • Removed rule #19 as it is redundant as velonasaurs are no longer tamable
    • Removed clarification 19. a. for the above reason
     
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    #10 Lord Stalin, Dec 10, 2018
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    Changelog 12/10/18

    • Added rule #19 to add a new balancing rule to prohibit a method of raiding we feel has no place on our servers
     
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    Changelog 12/11/18

    • Edit rule #19, removing the passage regarding C4 usage on platform saddles
     
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