Ragnarok - WIPED 9/21/18

Server Rules
​updated 9/21/18
 These rules are in place to help maintain a healthy PVP Community.* ​​



ADMIN ADVICE - In some cases Admins require screen shots or video of players breaking our rules in order to punish/ban a player/tribe, although this is very helpful in proving your case it isnt always 100% guaranteed the evidence you give us will be sufficient enough to prosecute the offending player/tribe.

Welcome to Dinomite’s ARK Server! We are glad to have you and hope you are glad to be here. You can scroll to the bottom for a PDF of the rules. Killins (DaButcher on Discord) is the server owner. Veni (Vidi Vici) and Klovedal are admins. JaXm and Vintorez are Discord Admins. The server website is www.killinsmybiznes.com.

 General Behavior 
Attitude We really are glad to have happy players. But if you convince us you would be happier somewhere else by verbally attacking the server or admins, we will help encourage you to find somewhere else with a friendly ban. Please remember that having a submissive attitude to the rules works better for everyone than arguing with or trying to go around them. Speech and Names Don’t spew derogatory (e.g. racist, sexist) language on the server. Please don’t spread rumors. Don’t name yourself 123 or anything else generic. We need to be able to tell players apart. 

Insiding, Bullying, and Raging Insiding will get you banned. If your tribe splits off one or members let them take a fair Don’t bully or threaten anyone on the server. Smack talk is allowed. Threatening that someone will get banned if they don’t change what they are doing, threatening to throw a tribe mate out repeatedly, etc. It's just abusive. Don’t be abusive. Anyways, rulebreakers are handled by admins, not players. Impersonation No impersonating admins in any way. No impersonating other tribes.

Players have a right to get admin comments directly from an admin. .
Griefing No griefing is allowed in any form. This is a pvp server; but you shouldn’t make people's life hell without reason. Admins may rule excessive, repeated, and/or hostile actions to be a form of griefing. Abusing Glitches No abusing glitches of any form. If you find one, talk with an admin about it. In particular, please do not no clip structures on a platform through another structure. Further, some mod effects are clearly not intended. Don’t take advantage of them without asking first. Significant abuse will result in an immediate ban. .

PvP Rules .
Open World Everything outside the confines of a base and outside the warzone in an active raid counts as the open world. Dinos in a non-enclosed dino pen are considered outside the confines of a base, unless the base has raid protection and said dinos are behind signs. Raids and Tier Rules This server considers raids to be an attempt to get goods inside structures at a base. Being sniped at base, picked up and carried away, having dinos get killed from a distance, etc. do not count as raids. However, excessive attacks on a single tribe may count as a form of griefing so spread the love and don’t wipe willy nilly. Raids may last up to 8 hours. A tribe may raid a specific base once every day, with at least 12 hours of rebuilding time between old raid end and new raid start. Unless both raiders and defenders gree otherwise in public in game chat, 12 people may take part on either side of a raid. This includes non-allied participants joining in the fray. .

Raid as you want to be raided. Tribes are in two tiers for raid rules. We refer to them as metal and stone. Metal tier bases have a predominance of metal/tek structures and are well turreted. Stone tier bases have fewer metal structures and poor turret coverage. Metal tier tribes may not raid a stone tier tribe unless the stone tier tribe raided them first. Further metal tier tribes must wait 8 hours between the end and starts of subsequent raids. Stone tier tribes may lose stone status if they build up too much. Just ask if you think someone should lose it. (Include a screenshot of the base) Stone status is to give some protection from alphas in early game, not to give you indefinite protection. An admin must rule if someone is a metal tribe hiding in stone.

^ Structure spamming is not allowed in a raid by either side. Attackers and defenders may have up to 2 fobs for their side at once. If a fob needs moved, remove the beds from it and disable turrets to mark it as being deconstructed. Only one fob may be in excess deconstruction phase at a time. Rebuilding structures is not possible within a radius of a destroyed structure for 5 minutes. All fobs and structures placed in a raid must be picked up when the raid is over within a couple hours. Repeat abuse will result in penalties. .

Passive Dinos Passive dinos do not have special protections on this server. But the status of dinos is considered when looking at griefing. (Aggressive dinos are less significant than passive ones).

Surrender Rule
Tribes may surrender a base. To do so, say “We surrender” in public chat. Surrenders may not be recanted. A tribe admin or owner may stop a surrender by a non-admin if they do so immediately. Otherwise one player surrendering forces all at that base to surrender. You may request an admin to oversee the surrender. A surrendering tribe must disable turrets, unlock structures, and let the raiding tribe tranq them and their dinos to get at stuff as quickly as possible. Unclaiming dinos is a recommended alternative. However, the raiding tribe may not destroy any more of your base or kill your tames. Have patience while doing this. The odd turret etc. gets missed. The surrendering tribe may not move stuff out of the base until after the surrender is over. If a surrender goes really bad, screenshot the situation and send it to an admin. Video is preferable. We will rectify things asap. .
Raid Protection Rules New Players, and Tribes that surrendered or took serious damage during a raid at their only/main base may request up to 3 days of raid protection. This consists of signs placed around a base warning players that they may be banned for attacking whatever is behind the signs. Only a single base maybe protected at a time and no stuff from another tribe may be in that base during raid protection. Further protected tribes may not raid. If you are comfortable raiding, you don’t need protection. Lastly, by making a comment in tribe chat, taking down the signs, and personal messaging an admin in discord you may end raid protection early. Tribes may move the signs or bases during raid protection. They may not change their tribe name, protect more than one base, land grab with the signs, or post anything other than the text on discord on the signs. (You can copy paste). You must take signs down when raid pro is up. Raid protection does not apply to open world. You may PvP but if you attack someone first they may follow you back. If they attack you first, getting to base is a successful escape. Boats are not bases and will not be given raid protection. An enclosed dock area however may be. .

Building Structures Tribes are allowed 2 land bases and one water base (may be on the shore). More will be considered spam. We do not allow spam unless its edible and served in the Hawaiian fashion. No undermeshing intentionally. No structure Glitching. No unreasonable structure spam. Platform Saddles Platform saddles may have one ramp, otherwise no building down. The driver must be shootable and pick-up-able by flyers, but you can make it a little harder to do so. We may kill dinos in violation of this rule and ban repeat offenders. Please ask if you think you have a clever build or don’t know if it's in the rules. It just takes a screenshot. Passengers may be better protected than the driver. .
Only up to 2 manned turrets are allowed on platform saddles. No raid dinos or rafts that block turrets from shooting at the driver. You can park them outside turret range as a FOB if you so choose. In other words you need to tank turrets while raiding! No using structures to get around that. Tek Shields, Teleporters, Transmitters and the like are not allowed on platform saddles. .

Turrets Turrets are only allowed at bases and fobs. Anywhere else will be considered random. If you are assisting an ally attack or defend a base the tribes owning the fobs and the base should place the turrets. This is to prevent confusion. You may not put auto turrets of any form on a platform saddle. Boats are ok. Turret spam is not allowed because it causes lag, you may have a few hundred; but if it causes problems an admin will ask you to take a few down or will remove them themselves. .
Other Structures/Spam You are not allowed to spread structures outside your base to prevent fob placement, resource respawning, or dino spawning. You are not allowed to leave teleport shacks around the map. If you have a temporary one (say for life’s labyrinth) and take it down it’s ok IFF you take it down. You must take down taming pens. Admins will if you don’t. Repeat offenders will be warned. .

Tribe Rules 
Tribes are now 6 players, you are however allowed to have two other tribes allied with you. Tribe ORPs cannot overlap, but you may build near each other. 200 foundations should keep ORPs from overlapping . Shields from different tribes should not be stacked either. Each tribe is allowed 2 bases on land, and one base in the water (or bordering the water). You will be asked to remove excess bases and small shacks that do not function as bases. Should it be necessary for a tribe to split. The leaving members are entitled to a reasonable fair share of goods. The majority of players should keep the base. Leaving players should get most of their dinos, some of the bps (not necessarily all the best or only the worst) and crafting structures to help set up a new base. .

Raid pro is lost when merging into a tribe without raid protection. Raid protected tribes may not be merged into. Further allies and traders need to stay outside their base for the duration of raid protection. Storing goods for an allied tribe will nullify your raid pro. Pretending to have it will get the admin to oversee a surrender of your base. We are adding a 200 dino tribe limit to reduce lag. Dinos may be placed in a vivarium (level 100 engram [and cheaper than normal - no element]) to remove them from counting against this limit. They may be taken out at any time. Dino inventories are destroyed NOT DROPPED when storing them, so be careful. Dinos come out exactly as they were put in (minus stuff), so breeding timers and stats will be the same. .

Getting Admin Help and Donating . You can get admin help in game or in discord. Please type instead of using voice and be direct. You don’t need to ask if you can ask a question. We may be busy and we may be waiting to get you at a time we are both on. The admins do run a PvE trading post on the server. It sells dinos, blueprints for aberration dino saddles, and sometimes resources for other in game items. .

Donations can be sent via paypal to [email protected] . Please include your in game name with the donation. We give small rewards to donators. $10 is worth 1000 coins (double the week of donating, 1000 per wipe for three months after). Coins can be used to buy blueprints, items that increase carry weight while equipped, and dinos. 1000 coins gets one of them. All items can be gotten through raids or taming wild dinos.

^ Banned Base Locations Bases may not be built to block significant resource spots, obelisks, artifacts, or bosses. Also, do not block cave/underwater loot drops. This includes a few in the deathsands region on Ragnarok. There should be a good safety zone for people to get those drops. The Island Volcano and Icebergs.
Ragnarok Cave Entrance Coordinates [Roughly] Scotland Crystal Cave 19.8 78.8
Snow Crystal Cave 37.5 59.2 and
40.0 62.7 Pfifer Plateaus Cave 85.0 51.1 and
84.5 52.5 Unnamed Death Sand Caves 78.9 78.5 and
77.0 82.0 Glacier Cave - Several Entrances around 30 34 Waterfall Crystal Cave 55.1 55.6 Jungle Metal Cave 35.4 24.1 You may build in these caves, but may not have thought so Redwoods Cave 3 Around 35.0 77.5
Springs Canyon Cave 57.5 59.7
Carnivorous Caverns, provided you don’t block easy access to the artifacts(edited)

Important Admin Advice

  1. Please use your common sense. When raiding destroy the minimal amount of structures to gather loot. Raid someone to the extent that you would want to be raided. For example, if the fabricator is unlocked, and you can get something out of it without destroying it, don’t destroy it. With that said, we realize that it is not always possible to save objects due to splash damage.

  2. In ARK there are many bugs that can be used as game changing exploits. Some are considered common practice and some can be considered a banable offense. Should a situation arise where a player is doing something questionable, please notify the Admins through Discord. We will review the issue on a case by case basis.  Admins have the right to ban any player at anytime for any reason.

**These rules are subject to change at any time. These rules are subject to discipline at the discretion of the admins. We can not guarantee that these rules will not be broken. If you are considering leaving the server because a rule was broken, please talk to an admin first.