1. A player breaking rules is not an excuse for you to break rules.
If you find someone breaking the rules please contact an admin on the Teamspeak address that is listed above, with an appropriate screenshot or supporting evidence if at all possible.
2. Do not argue with a admin in game.
If you disagree with something you may come on Teamspeak and talk with them about it. The address is listed above.
3. All punishments are at the discretion of the admins.
All admins are free to determine applicable punishment. If you wish to appeal any bans you can do so by creating a thread on the forums.
4. No excessive vulgar language or racism.
This rule is self-explanatory, excessive language will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Racism especially will not be tolerated, if you would like to make any reports please include a screenshot or an audio clip.
5. No cheating, hacking, or glitching/exploiting.
Cheating of any kind is not allowed and will not be tolerated. Exploiting consists of using any game bugs for an unfair advantage. We will look into all cases and handle them appropriately. If you wish to appeal the punishment please visit the forums.
6. New Player Protection
New players and/or tribes to the server will be given a 3 week protection period where they are not allowed to be attacked. This will be indicated with a Red colored Metal Billboard that will be placed next to the base of the protected player and/or tribe. A player and/or tribe under this protection will be given back the building/Animals that are destroyed so long as they are not in a tribe that has been on the server longer than the 3 week period. This protection will also be forfeited if the player and/or tribe attacks another player and/or tribe on the server. To receive this protection, you may either come to the Teamspeak at arma.hostiletoc.com and speak to an ARK admin or you may post on the forum in this thread so that we may document when your period begins and when it ends.
7. No trolling.
This rule is also self-explanatory, if you consistently break this rule and are reported to the admin on duty, action will be taken. This includes but is not limited to destroying another player or tribe’s base completely or to an extent that makes it impossible for a person to be able to play on the server, setting up turrets outside of a player or tribe’s base so that they are unable to leave it, taking food/narcotics out of a unconscious animal that is being tamed without killing the animal.
8. No protection for Caves or near heavy metal deposits.
There will be no base protection for bases that are built in or around any caves be it under ground or under water. There will also be no base protection for bases that are located in areas that have heavy metal deposits such as the inside of the Volcano or on top of Mountains. This protection is directly connected to rules number 6 & 7.
9. Refunds for game glitches/server bugs.
Refunds and fixes will be given at the admin’s discretion. Please show as much evidence of the problem when presenting it on the forums or on Teamspeak. Situations which are deemed as user error will not result in a refund or fix being given. This includes but is not limited to setting your animals on aggressive when they are not fully contained by a walled off portion resulting in another player or tribe killing said animal on aggressive when being attacked, have your animals killed by wild animals when there is a way for them to be reached by said wild animals, failure to feed your animals causing them to starve to death.
*If you wish to appeal a ban or have any questions please create a thread on the forums or log on to our TS3 server and search for an admin on duty in the Ark sections. The name will have a badge to right depicting admin status.