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The Ark Knights Gaming Group PvE rules are subject to change with a public notification, though The Knights Gaming Group Team will do its best to ensure that changes first communicated clearly to the community and in many cases voted on before put into action.
Failure to abide by the Ark Knights Gaming Group PvE rules can result in the removal of your structures, creatures, items or banning of your account from the Cluster. The Knights Gaming Group Admins reserves the right to immediately suspend player accounts as it deems fit. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of the Knights Gaming Group Team.
This list is not exhaustive but represents clear guidelines for players to adhere to when playing on Ark Knights Gaming Group PvE Cluster. For anything you might be unsure of, please use your best judgement. When in doubt,feel free to contact The Ark Knights Gaming Group staff to ensure you’re actions are within the guidelines of our rules.
Knights Gaming Group promotes fair play not under any circumstances allow hackers to join your tribe, alliance, or party up alongside you within the game. It is your responsibility to remove them or yourself from the tribe. There should be no discussions on any of Ark Knights Gaming Group's platforms regarding hacks, including access to cheats, where you can acquire them, or how they are utilized. If you witness someone breaking the rules ensure that you contact a Knights Gaming Group Game Admin directly or with a ticket.
Third party programs not allowed are not limited to but can include the following.
◈ Game automated bots.
◈ Game Engine Modifications.
Exploits that are not allowed but not limited to include the following.
◈ Meshing is NOT allowed. Meshing is defined as maliciously placing a player, structure, and/or mount(dino) outside of the specified map boundaries and/or playfield that cannot be attacked by another tribe/player. Players are also NOT allowed to use the world border wall as any part of their base. Disobeying this rule will result in a ban from the cluster.
◈ Duplication of tames, items, or characters.
◈ Unintended building mechanics such as floating structures or structures that take no damage.
◈ Intentionally crashing the Ark Knights Gaming Group servers (through DDoS or otherwise)
◈ The Use of cliff platforms to prevent tribes from building in their own bases
◈ Floating structures with no connection to other structures or the world.
◈ Abusing the earned ARc timer. This includes Macro-AFKing. Players will have their eligibility revoked and all ARc removed.
◈ It is the victim's responsibility to provide visual evidence against the accused player/tribe. Remember its their word versus your word without this.
Griefing will be determined by the Knights Gaming Group Admin team and are not limited but can include the following:
◈ Intentionally blocking the world spawn points/teleport locations/boss spawns/obleisks with structures, turrets or creatures. In the event your base inadvertently or accidentally does so it will be reviewed by our Game Admins before any action is taken. The exception to this will only be allowed on Extinction when taming/fighting a titan, Fob will be allowed during this time but must be taken down afterwards. Fobs left up will subject to a structure wipe immediately and a warning issued to the tribe that left them.
◈ ”Hot swapping” or removing and readding the same player.
◈ Attempting to circumvent the tribe member limit.
◈ Characters must remain in only 1 tribe at a time across the whole cluster. If a change is needed, it needs to be announced in a ticket to the administration staff. Characters are allowed a tribe change once in a 30 day rolling period.
◈ Blocking cave & water crates so they would spawn in other locations is allowed but must be accessible to all players.
◈ Excessive actions leading to a negative impact on the Knights Gaming Group cluster.
◈ Insiding: All tribe structures, items, and creatures belong to the tribe owner. Tribe owners are require to provide the player being removed with information on why they are removing the player from their tribe Example:inactivity
◈ Setting Dinos on Aggressive. Any dino on aggressive behavior setting must be within the confines of a walled/fenced in structure.
◈ Players are expected to treat other players as well as their assets (structures, dinos) with respect.
◈ Players are not allowed to break into bases, steal other players items/dinos, or kite dinos. NOTE: If a dino is "claimable" it is fair game.
Knights Gaming Group Building Restrictions
The following actions are forbidden and can result in punishment actions against player's or tribe's on the Ark Knights Gaming Group platforms.
◈ Two large bases and one small outpost allowed max per world throughout all maps except Extinction AND Genesis. Extinction AND Genesis is One base and one small outpost.
◈ If you place ANY type of structure down that prevents another player from building, this will count towards your base/outpost count. Some Notes/Exceptions:
• Public traps will be constructed by Administration staff and will be left unlocked for players to use.
• A Single tree platform for a Sap trap with nothing on it.
• A Single Oil Pump to collect oil.
• Players need to utilize the public teleporter system which is unlocked via completing the Hard/Alpha Dragon boss OR Forest Titan on Extinction if they wish to get around the map quickly. Ask in chat and a player may help you complete this.
◈ Base Building in Artifact Caves, Mission Areas (Genesis) , or Teleport Locations (Genesis) that prohibits access by other players.
◈ Blocking access with the use of structures to the south Wyvern cave of Ragnarok.
(Motorboat or rafts are allowed as long as they are not left unattended, Otherwise they will be subject to removal.
◈ Blocking access to the obelisks terminal, boss terminals, titan terminals (Extinction), surface entrances (Aberration), Teleport Locations (Genesis), or Glitch Locations (Genesis) with structures, turrets or unattended creatures.
◈ No pillar / foundation spamming to claim areas. Structure spamming at non base locations for the purpose of disrupting others community members game play.
Interactions with other players or Ark Knights Gaming Group staff must adhere to the following rules on all Ark Knights Gaming Group platforms this includes signs & paintings found in game.
◈ Interactions with KNIGHTS Gaming staff must be respectful. Players are not permitted to berate staff in any way. This includes but is not limited to: admin decisions, judgments, and/or general conduct.
◈ Posting Personal Information belonging to someone else in the community without their approval.
◈ Disrupting any communication platforms such as intentionally causing the chat screen to scroll faster than other users are able to read, or setting up macros with large amounts of text that, when used, have a disruptive effect on the normal flow of Chat. Loud disrupting sounds or contentiously joining and leaving discord channels,using discord alt accounts with intent on causing disruption.
◈ Promotions of other Ark Survival servers, Discords, or advertisements, inappropriate topics, including scamming, hacking, exploits or the sale of goods and services unless trading within the game for game specific resources, for example, 50 Stone for 1 Polymer, A trike for a Rex, etc.
◈ Inappropriate videos, images, audio or links can result in removal of the post on any Ark Knights Gaming Group platforms a warning will be given before punishment action is taken. (If you do not know if said media is acceptable, do not post it.)
Knights Gaming Group Naming Guidelines
When choosing your name, you must adhere to general decency and abide by the following rules. If Ark Knights Gaming Group determines your name to be improper, we may be forced to change the name. You should not use an alternative spelling to circumvent the following name restrictions. Furthermore tribe name changes have a 30 day cool down before being able to rename a tribe.
◈ Names may not contain vulgar, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive.
◈ pretending to be someone else with intent to impersonate Knights Gaming Group team members, Other tribes or community members.
◈ Tribes may NOT have the word "admin" or any form of in their naming schema.
◈ Tribe names must remain consistent across the cluster.
◈ Can only be the member of one tribe across the cluster.
We HIGHLY recommend that you use your in-game name as well as have your tribename after your in-game in discord. This allows us to help support the community and helps tribes report any issues that might arise.
Please open a ticket over in #🦕tickets-ark🦕 by typing "-new <reason you need an admin " Example: My tribe leader left and I need ownership of my tribe. In channel #🦕tickets-ark🦖 I type -new My tribe leader left and I need ownership of my tribe.
Tickets should NOT be opened for the following reasons:
◈ The recovery of lost creatures or items due to glitches,rollbacks,insiding,or bugs.
◈ The recovery of any creatures caught under the mesh.
◈ Lost structures to Auto-Decay.
◈ General Questions (We have a #🦕general🦕 discord channel.)
◈ Technical Support (See line above)
◈ Server crashes.
Tickets should be opened for the following reasons:
◈ Find someone in violation of any of the rules.
◈ Want a private one-on-one with an admin or member of the support team.
◈ ARc Point Issues.
◈ If an administrator tells you to do so.
◈ Tribe ownership transfer due to an error or missing tribe owner please let us know with a ticket.
When opening a ticket, please ensure that you are genuine. Tickets made in excess or to harass the Knights Gaming Group staff/other players are deemed punishable.
You can increase the effectiveness of your tickets by including as much information as possible, as well as video or picture evidence. We never make our decisions and actions regarding potential malicious player behavior lightly. Suspensions, warnings, and/or bans are only issued after careful review of all internal and external evidence.
Consequences vary on severity and will be voted on by the Administration team based on the infraction(s). The official list of consequences that MAY be implemented are as follows:
◈ Warning from an admin, complete structure wipe, complete tribe/player ban.
Admins / Mods
Support Team will handle general rule questions, and will take care of responding to tickets. Please do not @<insert name here or DM members of the Knights Team,. If you wish to speak to us privately, use the ticket system.
Admin tribes include Zenith, Hey Listen!, Bullet Club, and Mostly Harmless. Admin tribe names will start with a "[ADMIN TRIBE]" prefix in game for further clarity.
Even though this was covered above, Admins will NOT replace items or dinos lost due to bugs, glitches, insiding, or rollbacks