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ARK SERVER RULES

Last Updated: 23/05/2022

We also follow the official Studio Wildcard    Code of Conduct for Ark: Survival Evolved. Any breach of their rules or ours will result in punishment.

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GENERAL RULES

1.1 English only in global.

1.2 Ensure you do not inflict any form of misconduct. Do not try and force dictatorship, blackmail others, create toxicity and ruin the game 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, encouragement of self harm, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive. This is PvP, trash-talking is okay but if it gets out of hand the situation will be reviewed and dealt with accordingly.

1.3 You must always use legitimate character, tribe and dino name(s). It is forbidden to use any symbols not found in the English alphabet. "Human", "Survivor", "Admin", "GM", "Player", "123", "321", "OneTwoThree", "□□□" or anything similar is not allowed.

1.4 Insiding is completely forbidden, this includes but is not limited to; leaving a tribe and taking items with you without tribe leader consent, disabling defences to allow entry to another tribe, or causing destruction from within the base prior or after leaving the tribe. Whomever the tribe leader has full ownership and can do with the tribe belongings and its roster as they please.

BUILDING RULES

 

2.1 Do not block access, build inside, on or near the following points of interest unless actively farming, utilizing or PvPing; if any structures are found in these areas with a render timer more than 1 hour old, they will be removed without warning.

  • Player Spawn Points

  • Wyvern Scars

  • + All Banned Base Locations found on Server Settings

2.2 You may not place structures on top of your or another's player character model making them completely concealed, immobilized or invulnerable. This rule does not apply to dinos.

2.3 The use of unintended building mechanics raiding method utilizing foundations, pillars, ramps, walls, & ceilings etc to build structures into enemy foundation claim range bypassing turrets line of sight with the intent to destroy from close proximity or bypass defences. If you are placing structure(s) around your player's character model that prevents enemy Turrets from targeting you, and then you attempt to destroy enemy structures from within your build or bypass defences - You are breaking the rules. Clarification: This rule DOES NOT apply to platform saddle creatures or to rafts & motorboats.

2.4 No building in any location where player entry requires knocked unconscious, wooden chairs, reach dino riding, ziplines or anything similar. 

PvP RULES

 

3.1 Despawning or popcorning of your tribes belongings, or destroying your own structures with explosives or by demolishing during raid defences when facing imminent base destruction, essentially preventing the attackers from any deserved loot or Damage Score is strictly forbidden. Open world popcorning is considered an exception and is allowed.

3.2 Tribes are not permitted to "team" when it comes to PvP. This includes but is not limited to things such as; Joint raids against one or more tribes, simultaneously defending a tribe from another tribes attacks, coordinated attacks and more. 

3.3 Open World third partying - You are allowed to third party open world encounters as long as you are actively fighting against all involved tribes evenly. If your tribe log is found to be overwhelmingly in favour of one tribe over another - this will be considered teaming.

3.4 Raids third partying - You are allowed to third party raids as long as you actively make a legitimate attempt to destroy the attackers and/or defenders evenly. You are required to attempt the raid yourself if you are successful in neutralizing the original attackers. Continuously attacking from afar - even if you are attacking all parties, without any actual attempt to destroy FOBs/Bases is forbidden.

3.5 Tribes are only permitted to PvE team when performing Instance Boss Fights, Genesis Missions or Reaper Queen Impregnating only. If you are actively PvE teaming with another tribe(s) and a 3rd party tribe engages you in PvP, you are allowed to defend yourselves together.

3.6 The use of any PvP related Macro/Script such as "Flak Switch or Narc Feeding" is not allowed. The use of PvE Macros/Scripts such as "Dedi Drop" are allowed.

 
 
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PUNISHMENT SYSTEM

Last Updated: 16/02/2022

In this section, we will detail the sentence appropriate for each breach of our ARK server rules and Studio Wildcard's Code of Conduct. Please acknowledge that we cannot account for every possible scenario and this system was created to act as a guide for consistency but may not always reflect the punishments issued 100% of the time as each report is handled on a case by case basis, and also are subject to unban requests and counter claims.

If you are found guilty of a rule break, a warning point will be placed on your MyMTS profile. Please watch the following video for further information.

MINOR (Warning)

  • Having a single, undamageable structure in the mesh

Verbal warning for first offence, for each meshed structure found after tribe leader to be banned for 24 hours per structure

  • Violating building rule 2.1 placing structures in prohibited areas for extended periods of time while not present

Verbal warning for first offence, structures removed without warning

  • Staff disrespect

Verbal warning for first offence, continued abuse will result in further punishment

STANDARD (24-48 hour ban)

  • Blackmailing & forcing dictatorship

24 hour ban

  • Multiple purposeful mesh bite attempts

24 hour ban

  • Placing excessive quantities of C4 to prevent hostile C4 from being placed

24 hour ban

  • Violating building rule 2.2, placing structures on top of your or another's player model making them completely concealed, immobilized or invulnerable

24 hour ban

  • Building bases with other tribes to provide mutual defences

48 hour ban for entire tribe rosters

  • Stacking dinos within one another in a very small area

48 hour ban for tribe leader & all dinos effected to be terminated

  • Different tribe(s) across multiple servers

48 hour ban

MAJOR (3-7 day ban)

  • World border snapping

3 day ban for users found guilty and structures forcefully removed

  • Intentional Mesh Soaking

3 day ban for users found guilty

  • Coordinated Attacks

4 day ban for users found guilty

  • Teaming

5 day ban for users found guilty

  • Mesh hitting, meshing explosives through solid walls and surfaces on purpose to destroy items within (Do not fully raid victim)

7 day ban

SEVERE (14+ day ban, Permanent ban, Tribe Dev Wipe)

  • Account Sharing

14 day ban for users found guilty & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Violating PvP rule 3.1 and despawning tribes belongings when facing imminent loss during raid defence/attack

30 day ban for users found guilty

  • Violating building rule 2.3 building enclosed tunnels and pathways into enemy foundation claim range bypassing enemy turrets LOS & defences

30 day ban for users found guilty & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Real money trading for in-game items

30 day ban & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Knowingly playing with Banned Player(s)

30 day ban & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • World border snapping (Leading to fully wipe a tribe)

30 day ban & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Ban Evading - Playing on an alt

Permanent ban

  • Insiding a tribe

Permanent ban

  • Use of Cheat software

Permanent ban

  • Duping

Permanent ban for users found guilty & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Mesh hitting, meshing explosives through solid walls and surfaces on purpose to destroy items within (Leading to fully wipe a tribe)

Permanent ban for users found guilty & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Entering unintended game world areas via mesh methods, building in the mesh, attacking from the mesh or gaining illegitimate entries through the mesh

Permanent ban for users found guilty & Tribe Dev Wipe

  • Extreme language which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, homophobic, encouragement of self-harm, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive depending on the severity.

Potential Minimal punishment to Permanent ban depending on the severity

SPECIFIC BANS

  • Racism

14 day ban

 
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OUR POLICIES

Last Updated: 29/03/2022

Below is a list of public policies we as server staff abide by. The purpose of these policies is to have consistency in our decision making and more transparency for our community on how we handle certain situations.

If a tribe is insided, the victims are NOT to be reimbursed for any loss of items, dinos and structures. Insiding is taken very seriously on MTS servers. It is a Tribe Leaders' responsibility to ensure that trustful members are invited to their tribes, and MTS is not accountable for careless management from players and their tribe's belongings. Tribe ranks can be set up to avoid certain members from accessing, interacting, or demolishing specific tribe structures and tames through activation ranks, these restrictions are also applied to Pick Up guns. It is highly recommended you set up Tribe Governance to reduce the risk of this from happening. Exceptions can be made following extreme circumstances.

 

After being found guilty, If an insider agrees to return all insided belongings back to the victim tribe to their satisfaction, then the ban may be shortened or lifted.

Players must acknowledge when playing in tribes whoever the leader of the tribe is in game is entitled to do whatever they wish with the tribe's roster or belongings. This policy is map specific.

When we perform enforcement, we will not immediately disclose full details or share evidence that was used in the process of punishing a player or tribe. This is to prevent metagaming and to protect our methods of catching cheaters to maintain a fair and safe environment so that the knowledge cannot be used in future scenarios.

If a tribe is reported and found guilty for a breach of our rules or code of conduct, but admins are unsure of who the actual individual culprit(s) are. MTS staff will ban the tribe leader initially, once the tribe comes forward and discuss who the individual(s) are who broke said rule and investigations are complete, innocent member(s) may be unbanned and the rightful member(s) ban will be applied.

We do not accept discord messages as viable proof, as these can be forged. Exceptions can be made when identities are confirmed by MTS Admins.

If a player logs in after connecting, relogging or after a server restart to find themselves falling under the world and eventually leading to death. Then the player is not to be reimbursed for their gear - there are multiple warnings put out regarding this avoidable bug that commonly happens on Aberration and Extinction maps in particular. Players must understand the risk when logging out with valuable gear on their persons. Falling through the world when using climbing picks, or connecting after a server crash for example is different and can be compensated.


When Tribe Leaders become inactive, unpopular or tyrannical. Members of the tribe can request the current Leadership to be forcefully overthrown. The tribe must have more than half of their roster in agreement for the change - Open a ticket for instructions and further details on this process.

We do not refund any loot from boss fights unless evidence of a truly unavoidable glitch occurs. Boss bodies disappearing after being killed do not qualify as refundable loot. To ensure you receive the loot from a boss fight, ensure the last hit is vs. a grounded boss with a tame with under half weight. Using "cheese" methods such as shotguns from inaccessible areas etc does not qualify for compensation.