The rules apply to all platforms, servers, forums and community groups provided by us. Instructions given by the admis have to be followed to the letter.Violators of the rules are severely punished without any discussion. People who can’t control themselves and break the rules are kicked/muted and can be permanently banned in severe cases.Our rules include the official rules of ARK: Survival Evolved. The Code of Conduct or CoC and rules can be found here ARK: Survival Evolved CoC!Basic priciple: Don’t do something to another, if you don’t want it to happen to you!§ 1. Basic Rules - Basic Framework§ 1.1. Social BehaviorCertain behavior is in our communication striktly prohibited:nity strictly prohibited. These include the following things:•Every kind of insult.•Spreading untrue accusations.•Sexist, radical, political or religious statements.•Recurring, malicious attacks.•Bullying orally as written.•Defamation, spreading falsehood and undermining our community.§ 1.2. Steam, Player, Tribe and DinonamesThey may:•Not violate any rules or laws.•Not be offensive.•Not imitate any other player in the Cluster, with the purpose of creating problems in the name of another.•Not violate the trademark right.§ 1.3. Textchat/ VoicechatRefers to any voice, text or game chat, and other A.A.A. related platforms, forums, or communities!•When talking in global, use either the German or English language.•No spam and no flame in global chat. Discussions can be held in the local chat, private discord or TeamSpeak and may not violate any other rules.•Any kind of third-party advertising is prohibited.Game Rules for the 7 Maps Cluster PANGEA !!!§ 2. Tribe & Alliances§ 2.1. Tribe•A tribe may not have more than 10 members, this refers to the entire cluster.•The tribe name has to be equal on ALL maps. (*)•In a tribe, everyone is always responsible for what an individual does. If individual players violate the rules, this will also have consequences for the entire tribe. That doesn´t mean that you can shout on the whole tribe. When you have problems you should talk with the specific person first in every case.•A tribe may not extort other tribes or players by demanding benefits of any sort.§2.2. Alliance•Alliances are limited to 5 on PVE servers .•Alliances are deactivated on PVP servers. You are there for PVP and not for making friends! (activ)§3. Buildings, Structures & DinosBasic priciple: Keep the Maps clean and attractiv for other players! Violations of building rules will lead to a deletion of all structures of a tribe in serious cases.--> Per Tribe are max. 3 Mainbases on PVE allowed ! (*)This means on all PVE maps together and not 3 for every single map !! (*)--> On PVP are max. 2 Mainbases allowed ! (activ)This means on all PVP maps together and not 2 for every single map!! (activ)--> Base Outposts have a limitation of 4 per map (activ)§3.1. Mainbase, Base Outposts & other StructuresMainbase•The definition Mainbase does not refer to a single building, but rather to the "main site" of a tribe.•A mainbase must also fulfill a mainbase character. It must be used to capacity and be expanded accordingly. A base consisting only of foundations and a crafting area does not fall under the definition of a mainbase. (*)•With the general regulation we want to achieve that not unnecessary building spots are occupied, if they are not used accordingly. If you do not intend to exploit a big base spot anyway, then do not take a first. Of course it is allowed to start small, but if after 4 weeks at the latest it is not clear that this is a mainbase, then we will warn such spots in the future and possibly even clear them. (activ)•On a Mainbase a Safe Base Forcefield must be placed. This should only be as big as necessary and not obstruct unnecessary land to other players. (inactiv after 01.12.2019)Base Outposts•Not bigger than 12x12x12 or one cliffplatform,this also includes a possible shield. The shild must not exceed the diameter of 12 foundations or a cliff platform. (*)•Blocking caves with base outposts is not allowed. Exceptions are very small caves, which do not exceed the size of 12x12x12 in one diameter. (*)•Base Outposts may not be built on alphaspots or large building spots.Other Structures•Unnecessary structures must be removed immediately (taming-spikes, campfires, unused boats or abandoned bases). •Tamingcages or cages for wyverns can stay but they must be unclosed that other people can use them aswell.•Claiming building spots is permitted if the construction of the base is started there within 48 hours.•The moving of a base should not take longer than a week. After that dinos and structures can be removed by an admin.•The pure blocking of building spots is prohibited.Other Structures on PVP SE & Extinction (activ)•The use of fence foundations and fence support foundations is not allowed on PVP SE & Extinction. TOO MUCH UNDERMESH !!•The use of the S + Forcefield is not allowed on PVP SE & Extinction. PICK UP ABUSE !! (activ after 18.11.2019)•The blocking of entire areas / biomes / cave entrances / bosses or the arbitrary placing of turrets or turrettowers without any range reference to a base is not permitted. Focus on your base !!Safe Base Forcefield - SBF (inactiv after 01.12.2019) PVE will be fully activated! Too many players fly in turrets!•Per tribe and map are 4 shields allowed. •The shield should not be bigger than needed to prevent ways or other areas. Especially for cave entrances its enough when it has the sice of the actuall entrance. If you don´t care about this, the shield will propably be removed without warning.•SBF signs are removed on inquire from inactive bases unless there is a separate absence notification from the team.But at the earliest after 2 weeks!Forward Operation Base - FOB•FOBs must be instantly and completly removed after a raid.§3.2. Dinos•Dinos should be in the base and not be anywhere on the map, e.g. Do not park Bossdinos anywhere near the Obelisk, and aggressive Dinos should not walk around without supervision. Such dinosaurs can run out of bases when they are re-rendered, and so on. killing other dinosaurs that someone wanted to tame. Allowed are small farms with Doedies and Beavers on neutral. (*) •Base Outposts should not be used as dinosaur storage. Farmdinos are ok, little dinosaurs aswell but do not outsource any big dinosaurs there like tons of brontos, rexes, gigas etc ...§3.3. Caves/Artefacts/LootCrates•Access to artefacts or caves with loot crates on PVE Maps must be freely accessible.•Caves on SE can be closed by building inside. Artifacts are available in Drops and on Valguero. (*) •Caves on Extinction must not be blocked because of the Bossterminals. Access must be possible without prejudice. (*)•Blocking the aberration surface entrances is not allowed.•The placement of spawnboxes with transmitters near by artifacts is permitted.•The placement of spawnboxes with transmitters near by loot-crates or drop-spawns is prohibited. (e.g. desert-lootcrates)§3.4. Spawnblocking/ Obeliskblocking•Blocking and building on playerspawns is prohibited.•No resources spawns may be blocked / built on e.g. mountains or rich deposits in general. Exceptions are the obelisks that can be built.•Free access to rich resources spawns (mainly metal) must be guaranteed.•Every tribe is allowed to claim 1 oil-vein and close it up against thiefs.•The Islands blue obelisk is allowed to be closed and build on. This Obelisk counts as an „Exceptional Obelisk“.•Center red obelisk is allowed to be closed and build on. This Obelisk counts as an „Exceptional Obelisk“.•Obelisk and the closer area around are generally not permanently blocked, either by structures or dinosaurs. They must be kept free and usable for boss fights and transportation between server. Dinosaurs or structures blocking the Obelisks will be removed without warning. Excluded from this rule are the „Exceptional Obelisks“.•Boss spawns on Extinction and OSD Drops must not be blocked. The boss fight must be possible for everyone and must not be hindered by turrets nearby. If there is a potential risk that turrets could pose a threat they must be in a shield so they do not shoot. (activ)§3.5. Undermeshing/Bugusing•Undermeshing or deliberate building under the map, with the purpose of hiding structures or protecting them from damage, is prohibited.•Undermeshing of a base results in an immediate deletion of all tribal structures. In severe cases, a perma ban can also be imposed.Basic priciple: Structures should always look far enough out of the mesh so that the options menu is accessible.§4. PVP Rules§4.1. PVE Servers:(inactiv after 01.12.2019) PVE will be fully activated! Too many players fly in turrets!•On the five maps of Island, Ragnarok, Aberration, Center, Valguero PVP is only allowed to take an Outpostor raid a "Free To Loot" base. Otherwise, no PVP is allowed on these maps. Any PVP action against this rule ends with a Perma Ban.•Outpost in this case means a speacial loot producing terminal wich is only once on these maps (except for Aberration).•"Free To Loot" bases are always announced in Discord.§4.1. PVP Behavior:•On the two maps Scorched Earth and Extinction 24/7 PVP Base Raiding is allowed without restriction. (*)•Open PVP on the two cards Scorched Earth and Extinction is only allowed in relation to a running raid and only against the currently opposing tribe. Should one be attacked against the rule nevertheless one may defend oneself naturally. Players who do not abide by the rules are excluded from PVP. (activ)•Outposts are part of an active PVP meta designed to give players an attractive, claimable and raidable target. These outposts may not be actively gifted or sold. If you want to get rid of one then dismantle your defense and leave it open. (activ)(activ after 18.11.2019)•The targeted hunting and killing of players who behave peacefully and the shooting or killing of Tames is not permitted.•We do not want bounty hunters, and no players who simply enjoy terrorizing others.•We do not want power and behavior like "This is my server!"•We also do not want you to make fun of the just killed players in the chat. Congratz you killed someone! Be proud in silence!•We want to see fair raid battles around bases or outposts WITHOUT Drama / Flame and stupid discussions! -> Offline raiding is not forbidden but who is raiding like this again and again usually makes no friends. Offline Raiders are nowhere welcome. This is just a hint based on previous community experiences we as admins will not value online or offline raids !!•Players who abuse improper behavior, taunt, make fun of others, or who can not tolerate PVP themselves are excluded from PVP and blocked on the PVP servers. Unfortunately, there are always verbal arguments or simply unsporting behavior and unnecessary discussions, which causes other players unnecessarily lose the fun. No one has something against a joke, but make sure its a joke for both sides! Some may not feel this as a full PVP setting, but then it is like it is. Whoever slaughters, plunders and just enrich themselves personally without regard to losses and wants to behave like a Phiomia, can play on an official servers or on another server ... what ever ... the selection is big enough !!§4.3. Admin Structures & Dinos:•Name of the admin tribe: A.A.A or Tribe von Admin•Structures of the admin tribe may not be destroyed.•Dinos of the admin tribe may not be killed or abducted.(*) = Was always like this but was again formulated in detail to rule out any misunderstanding as possible!Violations of the rules are severely punished without any discussion. People who can not control themselves and knowingly revert to this set of rules are kicked / mocked without comment and permanently banned in severe cases.Ignorance does not protect one from punishment. We have gone to great lengths to give you as accurate a description as we imagine the game on our servers. Please stick to it, then everyone has fun !!