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Small Tribes | Server Rules

Preface & Guidelines

  1. The Ascended Ark Small Tribes rules are subject to change at any time and will be communicated in the change-log channel. The Ascended Ark Team will do its best to ensure that changes are first communicated clearly to the community and in many cases, voted on before it is put into action.
  2. Failure to abide by the Ascended Ark Small Tribes rules can result in the removal of your structures, creatures, items, or banning of your account from the Ascended Ark Cluster. The Ascended Ark Admins reserve the right to immediately temporarily ban members' accounts as they deem fit followed by a hearing with the offending member. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of the Ascended Ark Team. Players may be given a warning first before action is taken based on the infraction.
  3. This list, while not exhaustive, represents clear guidelines for players to adhere to when playing on Ascended Ark Small Tribes Cluster. Players are expected to use common sense and their best judgment. When in doubt, feel free to contact The Ascended Ark team with the @Admin - Small Tribes tag for any questions or concerns!

Ark Server Rules

Ascended Ark Follows the official Studio Wildcard Code of Conduct for ARK: Survival Evolved. Any Breach of their rules or ours will result in proper disciplinary action.

1.) General Rules

1.1 English only in global.

1.2 Ensure player do not enact in any form of misconduct. Do not blackmail community members, create a unwelcoming environment or ruin the game experience for other players in the community. This includes but is not limited to language which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, homophobic, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive. Toxic PvP communications are okay, but upon severe escalation it may be reviewed by the Ascended Ark Staff.

1.3 Character names must be non-generic. It is forbidden to use any symbols from other languages other than the English alphabet as they appear as "□□□" to individuals who do not have the various language packs downloaded. Generic character names included, but are not limited too: "Human", "123", and various other generic names. *All names are at the discretion for review from the Ascended Ark Administrative Team*

1.4 Impersonating Ascended Ark Staff Members is prohibited and will result in an immediate ban.

2.) Hacking & Exploitation

2.1 Ascended Ark's Community promotes fair play. Under no circumstances should you allow hackers or banned players to join your tribe, alliance, or team up alongside you within the game. It is your responsibility to remove them or yourself from the tribe. If you witness someone breaking the rules ensure that you contact an Ascended Ark Admin directly @Admin - Casual Combat to remediate the issue.

  • The following (but not limited to) third-party programs are not allowed:
    1. Game automated bots
    2. ESP
    3. Aimbots
    4. Game Engine Modifications
  • The following (but not limited to) exploits are not allowed:
    1. The building, traveling through, placing objects, or attacking from under the mesh or outside the map's boundaries.
    2. Duplication of tames, items, or characters.
    3. Intentionally crashing the Ascended Ark servers (through DDoS or otherwise).
    4. The use of cliff platforms to prevent tribes from building in their own bases.
    5. Intentionally Mesh Hitting / Biting of Structures / Tames is prohibited.

3.) Server Rules

3.1 Locking offline characters in cages is prohibited - Please keep this to online engagements to reduce toxicity within the community.

3.2 Tribe member pool and tribe name must be consistent across the Ascended Ark platform. This means tribes with different names, rotating members, or attempting to circumvent the tribe limit by other means is a prohibited action.

3.3 Insiding is prohibited and will be handled on a case to case basis. All suggestive acts of insiding will be reviewed by the administrative team and a decision  for disciplinary action will be made accordingly upon resolution of the case. Insiding can include but not limited too: Merging tribes, and the kicking the newly merged members to obtain their items ; Joining a tribe and taking all of the tribes resources / tames or turning defenses off so another tribe may walk through the base with ease.

3.4 Intentionally Mesh Hitting / Biting of Structures / Tames is prohibited.

4.) Building Rules

4.1 The use of invisible structures or enabling the "hide" function on structures is prohibited.

4.2 Building in / blocking the following location is Prohibited:

  1. Obelisks / City Terminals
  2. Spawn Points
  3. The Wyvern Scar
  4. Ice Queen or Lava Golem Cave
  5. Biome entrances to Aberration on Valguero
  6. Artifact Caves on Crystal Isles
  7. Aberration Shadow Cave

4.3 Unintended building mechanics such as floating structures or structures placed as to not take damage.

4.4 Utilizing unintended building mechanics to bypass base defenses utilizing basic ARK: Survival Evolved Structures to enclose a path into an enemies base bypassing their defenses. This Rule is not applicable to legal raft / platform saddle builds.

4.5 Offline Raid Protection is to only be placed at an individuals main base, it is not intended to be used as a way to raid individuals.

4.6 Offline Raid Protection may not be used to prevent access to narrow / tiny cave entrances, rat holes, and various other small terrain spots.

5.) PvP Rules

5.1 Popcorning of materials in "open world" PvP is allowed (i.e. popcorning from inventories or individual loot bags that a player has access too)

5.2 Popcorning of materials from bases that are facing imminent destruction during a raid is prohibited.

4.3 Tribes are prohibited from "Teaming" with one another in Player vs Player encounters.  Including but not limited to the following:

  1. Defending a tribe other than your own.
  2. Joint raiding - two tribes attacking the same tribe at the same time.
  3. Coordinating attacks - two tribes attacking the same tribe on different servers at the same time.

5.4 Tribes are allowed to "Third Party" player vs player encounters and raids as long as they do not favor any party involved within the player vs player encounter. Tribe logs may be requested by administrative staff to prove whether or not one party was favored over the other. 

5.5 If tribes are enacting player vs environment events with each other and are attacked, the tribes are allowed to mutually defend each other when a player vs environment encounter is disrupted by a third party for player vs player purposes.

All Rules on the Ascended Ark Platform are subject to change at any time. Due to this it is the community members responsibility to ensure they are up to date on the latest rules when playing on our platform. Any and all rule changes will be communicated through the change-log channel within the discord.

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