The rules are subject to change as needed, we will do our best to ensure that changes are communicated to the community but it is up to the player to make sure they have read and abide by the rules. Not knowing them is not an excuse.
Failure to abide by the rules can result in the removal of your structures, creatures, items or banning of your account from the servers. Admins reserve the right to immediately suspend player accounts as they deem fit. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of the Admins. Players may not be given a warning first before action is taken.
FCS has a ZERO tollerance for hacking/Exploiting on our servers. Under no circumstances should you allow hackers/exploiters to join your tribe, alliance, or team up alongside you within the game. It is your responsibility to remove them or yourself from the tribe or possibly suffer the same fate as they will. Report suspected hackers/exploiters via our ticket system.
Griefing is a very subjective topic, and so will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. While this is a PvP Server there are behaviors that can hurt the server and it’s population and will result in your removal from the server, some but not all of them are listed below.
Insiding: All tribe structures, items and creatures belong to the tribe owner.
Intentionally blocking the world spawn points with structures, turrets or aggressive creatures
”Hot swapping” or removing and readding the same player to mask your attacks or circumvent rules
Attempting to circumvent the tribe member limit.
Changing Tribe names prior to, or after raiding in order to hide. Tribe names must remain consistent across the cluster.
Excessive attacks against smaller/new tribes/players that lead to a negative impact on the servers
Building around another tribes base for the sole purpose of preventing another tribe from expanding, will not be tolerated
All taming structures and/or pens MUST be unlocked for public use, or destroyed after use. (If repeat violations are found other actions may be taken by Admin)
Do not block artifacts or cave drops. Bases built in caves must allow safe access to these items.
Do not block access to the obelisks terminal, boss terminals or any of the surface entrances on Aberration with structures, turrets or unattended aggressive creatures.
Structure spamming is not allowed unless within the vicinity of your own base for defensive purposes. (Sound judgement should be used in this case as too excessive will be fixed by Admin intervention)
No building in crouch caves and pearl caves (Your structures/tames will be removed by an admin and not returned)
-CODE OF CONDUCT-
If a staff member asks you to discontinue a certain behavior, please stop. Otherwise you will be subjected to punishment, or removed from Servers/Discord.
Hackusations/Accusations are to be reported to the staff via a support ticket, they are not allowed to be broadcast publicly, in either game or discord. This includes accusations against the admins, and or staff
Do not use language which is unlawful, harmful, abusive, harassing, defamatory, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise extensively offensive in our Discord or servers
Do not post personal information about yourself or others
Do not spam in the server chat or Discord
Do not promote other ARK servers in our servers or Discord
Respect our staff, they are unpaid members of the community who put their own time into the game to help others. Disrespect will not be tolerated when dealing with them on an official matter.
Do not discuss or participate in scamming, hacking or exploits in our servers or Discord.
Player/Discord/Tribe names may not contain vulgar, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive words
Do not impersonate any staff member for any reason on Discord or in-game
Follow all of WildCards CoC as well https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/code-of-conduct/
Support tickets should only be opened for the following reasons...
Tribe leader transfer due to an error or missing tribe owner
A player or tribe is suspected of being in violation of any of the rules
Raid CD requests after sustaining sufficient damage due to a raid (determined by staff on a case by case basis)
Support tickets should not be opened for...
Lost creatures or items.
Players or any creatures caught under the mesh.
Lost structures due to Auto-Decay or PvP.
General Questions. (We have a #ark-chat discord channel)
Technical Support. (See line above)
Raid CDs are to help tribes and players to recover after experiencing excessive amounts of structure damage due to a raid and are granted on a case by case basis, there are pre-reqs and some of them are listed below...
A support ticket must be opened within 24hrs of the raid with the map, location, tribe-log, and pictures of the damage.
A base has to be damaged to inoperative levels due to PvP.
If you have multiple bases around the map you may not be considered for a raid CD (Raid CD is to get back on your feet after your base is raided not to protect your multiple structures around the map)
Tribes under raid CD are not allowed to raid or destroy any other tribes structures across all maps, but any other forms of PvP are acceptable
Combat logging during a raid for any reason can result in loosing/lowering your raid CD timer.
Breaking the rules of the raid CD will get your CD removed early as well as possible other administrative actions.
In the interest of fair PvP we do not allow "tank" dinos. As in no fully encasing tames in walls/foundations/ect. The front and rear of the tame needs to be fully open to attack.