[Sticky] DomiNATION ARK RULES
Welcome to DomiNATION Gaming!
Below you will find the RULES for our Discord and Gaming Servers in English.
For other languages here are the links:
DomiNATION Discord Rules
These are the rules for the DomiNATION Discord. Please be aware that these may change at any time and also apply to DM's with members of this server. Anything you say in a DM can and will be used against you if brought to the admins with proof.
- Discord Rule #1
Be respectful to each other.
- Discord Rule #2
Don't be racist, sexist, or otherwise prejudiced.
- Discord Rule #3
Don't spam, use excessive profanity or excessive caps.
- Discord Rule #4
Listen to the admins.
- Discord Rule #5
Don't advertise other servers.
- Discord Rule #6
Don't post NSFW content.
- Discord Rule #7
DomiNATION Ark Rules
These are the rules for the DomiNATION Ark Cluster. Please be aware that these may change at any time. Anyone who breaks the following rules will be dealt with on a case by case basis and at full discretion of the admins, with varying degrees of punishment up to and including wipes/bans.
- Ark Rule #1
Admin bases, builds, tribes and dinos are NOT to be touched or messed with in any way, shape or form. This also includes community builds and the EVENT MAP. Please refer to the Admin Tribe list below for specific tribe names.
- Ark Rule #2
It is strictly prohibited to:
● Impersonate an Admin or Admin tribe
● Copy an Admin name or Admin tribe name
● Falsely claim to be part of an Admin tribe
● Use a claimed relationship with an Admin to influence/intimidate players
This includes copying or referencing the names of Admin tribes or Community tribes in your own tribe's name. Names breaking this rule will be required to change. Repeat offenders will not get a choice in their new name.
- Ark Rule #3
No seriously offensive language or hate speech is allowed. This includes names, images, billboards, etc. Be respectful to others and don’t insult, mock, or belittle others. Speech and slurs that are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or generally associated with prejudice, hate, and intolerance of groups or individuals because of their race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or political stance are not allowed. Again, this should be common sense, but admins have the final say on what is acceptable.
- Ark Rule #4
No griefing of other players or bases. This includes theft, trespassing, dropping, drowning, luring and/or kiting wild dinos with the intent of destruction, dragging or dropping players, spamming building blocks, or using the environment to kill and/or loot players.
- Ark Rule #5
Do not leave dinos on aggressive or wander EXCEPT
● Oviraptors, clipped snails, and dung beetles may be on wander if encumbered and cannot move (Leashes & Hitches are also acceptable.)
● Velo's may be on aggressive with turret mode enabled if encumbered and cannot move.
Do not leave dinos on mating EXCEPT:
● If they are the same gender and/or the other gender is in cryo. Please take them off mating and wander settings and place them in another area removed from the other gender by 10 foundations.
● Immediately claim all newborn dinos and disable wandering/mating.
Do not leave dinos scattered or unclaimed around the map. Any dino's found within violation will be removed without warning. Repeat offenders are subject to dino wipes.
- Ark Rule #6
Do not block access to caves, artifacts, dungeons, beaches, pathways, or any of the following areas:
ANY MAP: Do not completely block waterways like rivers/canals where a raft/water dino cannot get through and do not block resource clusters of 3 or more nodes, including caves where many resources may spawn. Each locked oil rig not inside your tribe's base will count as a base. Players are still limited to two bases per map.
ISLAND: Hidden Lake, Penguin Glacier
CENTER: Flying Isle
SCORCHED EARTH: Do not block waterways or lock any Oil/Water Wells.
ABBERATION: Do not block streams or pathways
RAGNAROK: Giant Beaver Dam Lake, Swamp Castle, Metal Cave at 35.9 Lat, 25.4 Lon, Highland Waterfall Cave at 18 Lat, 78 Lon
EXTINCTION: Sunken Forest Beaver Lake, all public transmitters
VALGUERO: Do not block Deino spawns, check the wiki page for a spawn map. Do not block any entrance to the underground worlds.
GENESIS 2: Do not block mission terminals or completely block access to any areas by blocking a path or bridge. No building in Space.
FJORDUR: Do not block runes, resource clusters, any Element Shards nodes, glow pet spawns, the Bat Caves, the Rock Drake Cave, Shadow Mane Spawns, and the Ferox Cave.
- Ark Rule #7
You and your tribe are allowed two (2) bases on each server with a maximum allowed size of each base being 100x100 and 25 walls tall, EXCEPT Genesis Part 1 and Fjordur.
Genesis Part 1: You and your tribe are allowed two (2) bases that are 50x50 and 36 walls tall as long as they are in two separate biomes.
Fjordur: You and your tribe are allowed two (2) bases that are 50x50 and 36 walls tall. The bases must be separate and cannot be combined into one base.
Note: You may temporarily have three bases if you are in the process of relocating, but please inform the Admins first. You may also have a temporary trap but must be removed within 24 hours unless you are using it as a second base, in which case it should be marked with signs to prevent it from being deleted.
- Ark Rule #8
Admins will not interfere with tribal issues and/or affairs.
- Ark Rule #9
Total Tribe dino cap is set at 500 on non-Patreon servers (250 dinos awake), and 1000 on Patreon servers (250 dinos awake.) per server. Limits will be checked periodically and tribes found over the limit will have 5 days to lower limits. If 5 days pass and the offending tribe is still over the limit, the Admin team will kill off any and all dinos to meet said limit. Repeat offenders are subject to dino wipes.
- Ark Rule #10
Admins will not replace any lost items, builds, or materials for any reason, as they cannot verify a player's inventory. Admins may replace tame(s) lost due to a server crash, on a case by case basis, and only when loss of tame(s) is verifiable by admins with the website.
- Ark Rule #11
The Admins have the final say on all matters. Do not ask one Admin something then go to another Admin because you didn't like their answer.
- Ark Rule #12
Titans are NOT to be transferred off of Extinction and must be left on passive when not in use.
- Ark Rule #13
Any creature that has been claimed from another player's base must be moved from that base within 24 hours. If 24 hours have elapsed and that creature is still there, it shall be removed. In addition, if the original owner of that creature logs back in and the creature you have claimed is still at their base, they have the right to reclaim it.
- Ark Rule #14
All rules are subject to change and will evolve along with the state of the game.origin pos 102.472, -5.462, 0.529
2.51, -85.66, 0
DomiNATION Ark Patreon Rules
These are the rules for the DomiNATION Ark Patreons only! All rules posted above still apply, but with slight modifications as follows.
- Patreon Rule #1
There is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on claiming creatures or demoing bases on the Patreon servers. Any player(s) or tribes that do so will be 3-day temp banned leading up to a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis.
- Patreon Rule #2
You and your tribe are allowed two (2) bases per server. Maximum allowed size:
PAT RAG: 200x200 foundations and 36 walls tall
PAT EXT: 100x100 foundations and 72 walls tall
PAT AB: 200x200 foundations and 36 walls tall
PAT VAL: 200x200 foundations and 36 walls tall
PAT CI: 200x200 foundations and 36 walls tall
Note: You may temporarily have three bases if you are relocating, but please inform the admins first.
- Patreon Rule #3
Patreons are allowed to leave egg-laying dinos on mating as long as you have an S+ hatchery running (preferably more than one). However, if the hatcheries overflow, normal “left on mating” rules apply.
- Patreon Rule #4
Patreons are allowed 10 gacha gavangers and 30 crop plots per server, per tribe.
Ark Admin Tribe Names
The following is a full list of the current ARK admins and their tribes on each server. This is a point of reference for Ark Rule #1.
- Ark Server #1
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Nut House, The PACK [Ret. Admin], Cult of Doom, Gasbags, TINOTIME, Post Office
- Ark Server #2
Admins: Flying Dragons, The PACK [Ret. Admin], Capture the Dodo, Pink Cats, CHAHHRGE!!!
- Ark Server #3
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Cult of Dionysus, Gasbags
- Ark Server #4
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Resident Hobo, The Glowy Confused Ones, Cult of Dionysus, Gasbags, Pink Cats
- Ark Server #5
Admins: Dingo Dino Frands, Highlands-Comm Center, Cult of Dionysus, IDK, Gasbags, Post Office
- Ark Server #6
Admins: BLACKWOLF, Camels Lay Eggs! O.O, Nut House, The PACK [Ret. Admin], Cult of Dionysus, Pink Cats, Gasbags, TINOTIME, IDK
- Ark Server #7
Admins: Sanctuary, The Shu'halo, Gasbags
- Ark Server #8
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Delicious Plauge, IDK, Pink Cats, Gasbags, Post Office
- Ark Server #9
Admins: Dingo Dino Frands, Cult of Dionysus, POST OFFICE
- Ark Server #10
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Get Off My Lawn, Cult of Dionysus, Pink Cats, TINO TIME
- Ark Server #11
Admins: No map currently*
- Ark Server #12
Admins: Event Map, Dinosaur Showroom
- Ark Server #13
Admins: Dingo Dino Friends, Tribe of Tall Mofos, TINO TIME, Candy Stripers
- Ark Server #14
Admins: Candy Stripers, Cerberus, Dingo Dino Friends, Cult of Dionysus, Pink Cats, Gasbags, AhhhRealDinos, BoB The Builder, The Plague of IDK, Lint Lickers, PO/PW
- Ark Server #15
Admins: Dingo Dino Friends, Zen Gardens, IDK, BabiesInRidikulusPlaces
- Ark Server #16
Admins: BeachCombers, Dingo Dino Otters, IDK, The PACK [Ret. Admin], Pink Cats, Gasbags, TINO TIME, AhhhRealDinos
- Ark Server #17
Admins: Bastion, Dingo Dino Frands, IDK, Public PO /PW, Sanctum Animus, Pink Cats, Gasbags, R-AhhhMyDinos
- Ark Server #19
Admins: Pink Cats, Gasbags, ITS A TRAP, Nut House, Cerberus, IDK, Cult of Dionysus, Community Center of Darkfern Castle, AhhhRealDinos, Delivery Service, Hurricane of Jacarandás
- Ark Server #20
Admins: Cerberus, Cult of Aegir, Gasbags, Community Casino, IDK Tribe, TINO TIME, Pink Cats, Cult of the Horses
DomiNATION Gaming Point System 2.0
These are the guidelines the Admins follow when issuing punishments. This is public to make it known to all, so each punishment is fair and just. Points are accumulated by breaking the rules, each violation of a rule gains a player(s) points depending on severity and times occurred. Punishments are handed down based on how many points a player(s) has based on the following guide:
Rules may have different punishments and/or points assigned due to the severity of the situation and as such, will be explained in a Tier system.
- Tier 1 may result in 7+ points and/or ban
Ark Rule #1, #2, #3, #4 and Patreon Rule #1
- Tier 2 may result in warnings, 1-3 points assigned, and/or dino wipe
Ark Rule #5, #6, #7, #9 and Patreon Rules #2, #3, #4
- Tier 3 is up to the admins' discretion and may have no punishments assigned
All other rules not mentioned above
1 - 3 points
4 - 6 points
Event ban for 30 days
7 - 9 points
3 day server ban
10 - 12 points
Cluster ban, with the option to appeal in 6 months
Permanent cluster ban with no option to appeal
● A player may submit a ban appeal 6 months after their ban by filling out the request form found by typing /help in #admin_support
● Returning player(s) after a 6-month ban have a 1-month probation period. If any rules are broken again during that period, they shall be permanently banned again.
● Bans are all-encompassing, and include any/all games the player(s) in question play, and may also include Discord. Points fall off at a rate of 3 points every 30 days.
● First-time offenders may be given a warning and 30-day probation, but no points. Any additional violations during this 30-day probation period will count as a second offense and points will be given.
● A publicly viewable database is available here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g2eE9lQ8ExDP7di-TCtD-rEHs0cdzJISE4Ez04pFCpY - showing all infractions awarded.
Pdateded on • 07/24/2022