[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 admin's 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 use excessive profanity or caps.
- Discord Rule #4
- Discord Rule #5
Listen to the admins.
- Discord Rule #6
Don't advertise other servers.
- Discord Rule #7
Don't post NSFW content.
- Discord Rule #8
DomiNATION Ark Rules Long Version
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
Be respectful to others at all times. Do not harass, insult, mock, or belittle any of your fellow players/tribes. This includes via chat, both in game text and voice, or by using player/tribe/tame names to show disrespect towards others. Furthermore, the use of posted text messages, paintings, and imported images onto signs, canvases, billboards, and the like that attack a specific group or individual on the cluster are strictly prohibited. What constitutes disrespect should be common sense, but admins have final say on all such matters.
- Ark Rule #2
No seriously offensive language or hate speech is allowed. This includes player, tribe and dino names. Examples of this are 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. Again, this should be common sense, but admins have final say on what is acceptable.
- Ark Rule #3
No griefing of other player(s) or base(s). This includes theft, trespassing, dropping, drowning, luring and/or kiting wild dinos with the intent of destruction, dragging or dropping players, spamming building blocks, leaving dinos scattered across the map, or using the environment to kill and/or loot players.
- Ark Rule #4
Any creatures that have been claimed from another's base must be moved from that base within 24 hours. If 24 hours has elapsed and that creature is still there, it shall be removed. In addition, if the original owner of the creature logs back in while the creatures you have claimed are still at their base, they may reclaim them.
- Ark Rule #5
Do not leave dino's on aggressive or wander EXCEPT:
- Oviraptor's, snails & dung beetles may be on wander setting if they are encumbered and cannot move(or hitched if applicable).
- Velo's may be on aggressive setting and turret setting if they are encumbered and cannot move.
Any dino found within violation will be removed without warning. Repeat offenders are subject to dino wipe.
Do not leave dinos on mating EXCEPT:
- If they are same gender and/or the other gender is in cryo. Please take them off mating and wander settings and place in another area removed from the other gender by 10 foundations.
- Immediately claim all new born dinos and disable wandering/mating. Please do not unclaim them for anyone to claim.
- Ark Rule #6
Titans are NOT to be transferred off of Extinction, and must be left on passive when not in use.
- Ark Rule #7
Do not block access to caves, artifacts, dungeons, or any of the following areas:
ANY MAP: Do not block waterways like rivers/canals, where a raft/water dino can not get through.
Do not block resource clusters of 3 or more nodes. (this includes caves where many resources are spawned)
ISLAND - Hidden Lake, Penguin Glacier
CENTER - Flying Isle
ABERRATION - Do not block streams or pathways
RAGNAROK - Giant Beaver Dam Lake, Metal Cave at 35.9 Lat by 25.4 Lon, Highland Waterfall Cave at 18 Lat 78 Lon
SCORCHED EARTH - Do not block waterways or lock any Oil or Water wells
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.
- Ark Rule #8
You and your tribe are allowed two (2) bases on all servers with a maximum allowed size of each base being 100x100 and 25 walls tall EXCEPT Genesis.
Genesis: You and your tribe are allowed the choice of either two (2) bases that are 10x10 and 36 walls tall and must be in different biomes OR you and your tribe may have one (1) base that is 20x20 and 36 walls tall. If a player chooses to have a water platform base, they are allowed a second base which is limited to 10x10.
- You may temporarily have three bases if you are in the process of relocating, but please inform the admins first.
- You are allowed to have a temporary trap out but must be removed within 24 hours unless you are using it as a second base. It then needs to be marked with signs as your second base.
- Ark Rule #9
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 #10
Admins will not interfere with tribal issues or affairs.
- Ark Rule #11
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 #12
The admins have final say on all matters, do not ask one admin something then go to another admin because you didn't like the answer.
- Ark Rule #13
Total Tribe dino cap is set at 500 on non-patreon servers (250 dinos awake), and 1000 on patreon servers (250 dinos awake) . Limits will be checked periodically and tribes found over the limit will have 5 days to lower limits. If 5 days have passed and the tribe is still over the limit, the Admin team will kill off any and all dino’s to meet said limit. Repeat offenders are subject to dino wipe.
- Ark Rule #14
The naming and/or impersonation of an admin or admin tribe, falsely claiming to be part of an admin tribe, or making false claims about being a friend or relative of an admin to attempt to influence/intimidate players, is strictly prohibited. This includes the "CC" or Community Center. Any players or tribes found in violation of this rule will be required to change the name of their character(s) and/or tribe(s) immediately. Repeat offenders will not get to choose their new name(s), and will instead have to keep whatever name(s) the admin(s) decide to give them.
- Ark Rule #15
All rules are subject to change and will evolve along with the state of the game.
DomiNATION Ark Patreon Rules
These rules are for the DomiNATION Ark Patreon servers only! All rules posted above still apply, but with slight modification as follows.
- Patreon Rule #1
You and your tribe are allowed two (2) bases per server. Maximum allowed size...
PAT RAG is 200x200 foundations and 36 walls tall
PAT EXT is 100x100 foundations and 72 walls tall
PAT AB is 200x200 foundations and 36 walls tall
You may temporarily have three bases if you are relocating, but please inform the admins first.
- Patreon Rule #2
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 permanently banned, without the possibility of filing a ban appeal.
- 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 #6.
- Ark Server #1
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Candy Stripers, Mustang, Nut House, Occulus Dominii, Omen, Sanitarium, Stranger Spinos, The Pack
- Ark Server #2
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Flying Dragons, Stranger Spinos, The Abberant Rockdrakes, The Pack
- Ark Server #3
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Sanitarium, The Dune Crawlers, The Land Before Nuggets
- Ark Server #4
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Resident Hobo, Sanitarium, The Cave Wolves, The Glowy Confused Ones, Twits of the Year
- Ark Server #5
Admins: Ascended Hotel, Bourbon Legends, Dingo Dino Frands, Highlands-Comm Center, Magistratus, Nut House, Sanitarium, Stranger Spinos, The Unda Fungas, Twits of the Year
- Ark Server #6
Admins: Anky Petroleum, BLACKWOLF, Bourbon Legends, Camels Lay Eggs! O.O, Candy Stripers, Invisible, Kingdom of Roses, Mustang, Nut House, Omen, Stranger Spinos, The Pack, Twits of the Year
- Ark Server #7
Admins: Nut House, Sanctuary, Sanitarium, Stranger Spinos, The Shu'halo
- Ark Server #8
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Candy Stripers, Inebriated Witches, Nut House, Omen, Sound of Madness,
- Ark Server #9
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Candy Stripers, Dingo Dino Frands, Dunkleo Donuts, New Cydonia, Nut House, Sanitarium, Twits of the Year
- Ark Server #10
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Bourbon Legends, Candy Stripers, Get Off My Lawn, Nut House, Stranger Spinos, The Pack, YouShallNotPass
- Ark Server #11
Admins: Anky Petroleum, An Karanir Thanagor, DomiNATION Admin Outpost, Keebler Elves, Nut House, Sanitarium, The Sleepy BogSpiders, The Soviet Canadian, Twits of the Year
- Ark Server #12
Admins: Event Map, CC YardSale, Dinosaur Showroom
- Ark Server #13
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Dingo Dino Friends, Frozen Ones, Omen, Sanitarium, Tribe of Tall Mofos
- Ark Server #14
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Candy Stripers, Dingo Dino Friends, Kaijus' Kingdom, Nut House, Omen, The Pack, Ba Sing Se
- Ark Server #15
Admins: Dingo Dino Fr*iends, Omen, Sanitarium, The Caffeinated Ravanger, The Pack
- Ark Server #16
Admins: Anky Petroleum, Omen (Admin), The PACK, The Land of Me, Cherry Blossom Acres, CI Bingo!
DomiNATION Gaming Point System 2.0
This is the guidelines by which the Admin's 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:
1 - 3 points
4 - 6 points
Event ban for 30 days
7 - 8 points
3 day server ban
9 - 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
- 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 are 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, showing all current players from all games/servers that have points, as well as the number of points they have and what the points were earned for, can be viewable here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HtqVVlqs4WhDAe5IZ0QYaKErSXEmaxEgDbvK9qw6jX0/edit?usp=sharing. Those who break the rules will be put on display for everyone here to shame and be aware of the things they have done.