PvE Cluster Rules

General Rules

  • CHEATING / EXPLOITS / BOTS
    • Any violation of the following will result in permanent ban for the offenders & tribe members may be face additional punishment if suspected to have knowledge of.
      • BOT USAGE: including, but not limited to: Automated tasks, Aimbots, ESPs, Warnings, Anti-Cheat Protection, Enviromental Removals
      • CHEATS / HACKS: any shady stuff that you can not explain or present sufficient proof of being legit.
      • GAME ENGINE OR .INI FILE MODIFICATIONS: If suspected, you will be required to immediately provide a screenshot without relogging.
      • DUPING ANYTHING.
      • MACRO USAGE.
      • DUAL-BOXING.
      • UNDER-MESHING: Manipulating your character through the terrain mesh at any time.
      • STRUCTURE MESHING:
        • Manipulating structures through the terrain mesh so they dont take damage.
        • Driving structures or turrets on a platform dino or raft through an enemy structure.
        • Placing turrets, turret mode dinos able to shoot through a structure but unable to take damage from opposite side.
      • FLOATING STRUCTURES: Anything that does not fall when it loses is foundation supports.
      • TUNNELING: Using structures to tunnel or enclosing a pathway to avoid, nullify, minimize or destroy base defenses.
      • BODY BAGS: Any overweighted & sleeping bodies being drug around or placed on dinos.
      • REAPER GLITCHING: multiple impregnations from same reaper queen.
        • Only one player may be impregnated from any reaper queen spawn.
        • ANY structures blocking bare ground in a reaper queen taming pen will be considered glitching with no further discussion.
        • Our back end tools will tell us if one queen produces multiple offspring.

  • NAMING STANDARDS FOR STEAM, PLAYER, TRIBE, DINOS & NAMES; ALSO APPLIES TO STRUCTURES THAT CAN BE RENAMED.
    • ALL naming choices MUST adhere to AGB's Golden Rule guidelines.
    • No generic names - e.g. - 123, 321, Human, Survivor, Player or any other similary un-unique or unmemorable names, with exception to dinos still named their generic class name.
      • If you cannot be unique with your naming choice you will be renamed without discussion without your input on the new name.
    • MUST use printable, standard US-ASCII characters recognized by Ark's engine & logs.
      • !  "  #  $  %  &  '  (  )  *  +  ,  -  .  :  ;  <  >  =  ?  @  _  `  |  ∼  [  \  ]  {  /  }  ^
      • 1-9 A-Z a-z
      • If there is a box icon in any name, the player, tribe, dino, or structure affected will be destroyed.
    • Simply put: the list of acceptable characters above is not permission to use !#&(((- as a name.

  • TRIBE RULES
    • The tribe owner has absolute control of the tribe. All decisions by the owner are final.
      • A tribe can vote out an inactive leader. Admins will verify activity, and votes before changing ownership.
      • If all members are not in discord, we will take no action.
      • * Have an unresolvable issue with your tribe owner? Need to go separate ways? DO NOT INSIDE, see below.


  • TRIBE INSIDING/SABOTAGE aka 'insiding'
    • Will result in a permanent ban for all involved individuals no matter if you are the antagonist, supporter, beneficiary or otherwise were negligent in preventing a plot.
    • Harming your tribe's defensive abilities, progress or secrets to include, but not limited to: *
      • Sabotage, deception, disinformation, treachery, double-dealing or any other means of malice used to cripple, undermine or otherwise hurt your tribe.
      • Leaving tribe with resources, items, blueprints or dinos not explicity approved by the tribe owner or Admins.
      • Sharing information regarding your tribe's defenses, base layout, or privileged information with another tribe.
    • Parting ways with your tribe and you're unable to reach an agreement with the tribe owner? Submit at SUPPORT TICKET.
      • DO NOT INSIDE YOUR TRIBE. Speak with an admin before doing ANYTHING.
      • We can facilitate a resolution that is acceptable to all parties.

    * Any plots, planning or intent presented to Admins with compelling or conclusive evidence will be considered insiding.


  • GRIEFING / HARASSING
    • Greifing or harrassing players or tribes will be resolved with an overwhelmingly disproportionate Admin resolution.
    • Reports of griefing MUST be presented with evidence (times, tribe logs, videos, screenshots etc.) to include time frames.
    • Situations we consider griefing or harrasing:
      • Luring wild dinos to other tribes bases is considered griefing.
      • Harrassing other players using structures to block or trap them or their dinos is considered griefing.
      • Written or verbal harrasment that crosses the intent of our Community Rules.

    Building Restrictions For Bases, Outposts, Turrets, Taming Pens

    • BASES & OUTPOSTS
      • Tribes may have any number of bases or outposts/waterpens on any map.
      • Bases & outposts MUST be a 100% functional building. Obvious spawn boxes at/near beacon drops will be AOE wiped. *
        • Funtional building = has crafting stations, storage, beds.

        * Non-Functional buildings, structures or spawn boxes will be AOE structure wiped & up to 2 tribe dinos admin executed per a violation.

      • FOBs for Extinction Oribital Supply Drops & Element Veins events.
        • You may build a temporary FOB or use other structures/turrets to assist.
        • All structures & turrets MUST be removed before you leave the event area.

    • BASE / OUTPOST PERIMETERS
      • The distance beween perimeter "walls" & a functional building must NOT exceed 25 foundations.
      • Base perimeter expansions MUST stay within the 25 foundation rule at all times (building expansions before perimeter expansions).
      • A base perimeter is defined as:
        • Gates, pillars, spikewalls, turret towers, or any structures blocking land access by players or dinos OR random crap delineating your "space".
        • Terrain features blocking land access by players or dinos.

    • TURRETS
      • Auto Turrets have no restrictions.

    • TAMING PENS
      • Permanent Taming Pens - may be built anywhere, but they must be unlocked for public use.
        • Taming pens must remain unlocked for public use.
        • Be reasonable with your wants vs needs. Don't spam taming pens, spikes, traps etc. Be thoughtful of others coming after you looking for their forever home.
        • Please accomodate another Tribe wishing to build by removing any taming pen, spikes, traps etc blocking their build.

        * Taming pen violations will be removed & up to 2 tribe dinos admin executed per a violation.


    • STRUCTURE SPAMMING
      • FORBIDDEN in open world - we will structure wipe your tribe.

    • BLOCKING ACCESS IS FORBIDDEN (via buildings, structures, turrets, dinos etc)
      • You may build in as long as you dont block access to any of the following:
        • Another tribe's base.
        • Obelisk, Boss, Tek Terminals.
        • Artifact & Loot cave entrances, exits or pathing.
        • Artifacts, cave & water loot crates.
        • Aberration map - surface entrances, exits or pathing.
        • Valguero map - Aberration biome cave entrances, exits or pathing.
        • Center map - Underworld entrances, exits or pathing.
        • Wyvern Scars/Nests, & Drake Trench/Nests
        • Player spawn points / zones - if a player spawns within your building or base perimeter, your structures will be AOE wiped. Do NOT build end-game bases in player spawn zones.

    Dino Rules

    • Luring wild dinos to other tribes bases is considered griefing.

    Tribe Warfare

    • Tribe warfare is a group of 2 or more tribes that are in a declared war with each other.
    • Tribes at war set their own rule sets with each other. (could even be no rules)
    • If no tribe warfare rules are agreed upon by all involved tribes, then standard PvP Rules are applied.