- ARKADE Rules & Guidelines

The ARKADE PvP rules are subject to change with a public notification, though The ARKADE Team will do its best to ensure that changes are first communicated clearly to the community and in many cases, voted on before put into action.

Failure to abide by the ARKADE PvP rules can result in the removal of your structures, creatures, items or banning of your account from the ARKADE Cluster. The ARKADE Admins reserve the right to immediately suspend player accounts as they deem fit. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of the ARKADE Team. Players will be given a warning first before action is taken.

This list, while not exhaustive, represents clear guidelines for players to adhere to when playing on ARKADE PvP Cluster. Players are expected to use common sense and their best judgement. When in doubt, feel free to contact The ARKADE team, through the ticket system, to ensure you’re actions are within the guidelines of our rules.

- Hacking/Exploiting

ARKADE culture promotes fair play. Under no circumstances should you allow hackers 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. There should be no discussions on any of ARKADE'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 an ARKADE Admin directly or with a ticket.

- Third-party programs

The following (but not limited to) third party programs are not allowed:

◈ Game automated bots.
◈ ESP.
◈ Aimbots.
◈ Game Engine Modifications.

- Exploits

The following (but not limited to) exploits are not allowed:

◈ Building, traveling through or attacking from under the mesh or outside the maps boundaries.
◈ Duplication of tames, items, or characters.
◈ Unintended building mechanics such as floating structures with no viable connection to other structures or the world, structures that take no damage, or structures (behemoth structures, etc.) that extend past normal building limits on platform saddles or rafts for PVP purposes.
◈Building on a platform saddle to prevent the platform creature from taking damage.
◈ Intentionally crashing the ARKADE servers (through DDoS or otherwise).
◈ Placing excessive quantities of C4 to prevent hostile C4 from being placed.
◈ The use of cliff platforms to prevent tribes from building in their own bases.
◈ Turrets (including creatures) placed to shoot through the mesh or structures.
◈Stacking multiple creatures inside each other's models via raising babies close together, teleporting them near each other, downloading them, etc (ex: multiple brontos in a 1x1 foundation area, "cancer box")

- Griefing

Griefing will be determined by the ARKADE Admin team and are not limited but can include the following.
◈ Insiding: All tribe structures, items, and creatures belong to the tribe owner.
◈ Intentionally having a negative impact on ARKADE events will result in being banned from future events.
◈ Intentionally blocking the world spawn points with structures, turrets
or aggressive creatures. In the event your base inadvertently or accidentally does so, it will be reviewed by our Game Admins before any action is taken.
◈ Blocking desert & water drops so they would spawn in other locations is allowed but must be accessible to all players.
◈”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.
◈ Changing Tribe names prior to, or after raiding in order to hide. Tribe names must remain consistent across the cluster.
◈ Excessive attacks leading to a negative impact on the ARKADE cluster.
◈ Prisoners can be held the extent of a raid or for 1 hour outside of a raid. A raid is considered over after 1 hour of no structure destruction in the defending tribes log. This does not mean that the attacking tribe cannot return and continue raiding.

- ARKADE Building Restrictions

The following actions are forbidden and can result in punishment actions against players or tribes on the ARKADE platforms.

◈ Taming pens that are left locked and not in use for a excessive period of time are subject to being removed by Admins.
◈ Base building, blocking artifacts, and blocking cave drops on the maps: Scorched Earth, Aberration, Extinction. Bases built in artifact caves must adhere to other building rules.
◈ Blocking access to the obelisks terminal, boss terminals or any of the surface entrances on Aberration with structures, turrets or unattended aggressive creatures.
◈ Structure spamming at non base locations for the purpose of disrupting other community members gameplay. This does not include the remnants of a FOB (Attacking tribes are required to use sound judgement in placing excessive spam around their FOB).
◈ All enclosed areas (caves, etc) must be accessible through walking or swimming.

- Misconduct

Interactions with other players or ARKADE team must adhere to the following rules on all ARKADE platforms (this also includes signs & paintings found in game).

◈ Offend - this includes but is not limited to language which is unlawful, harmful, abusive, harassing, defamatory, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise extensively offensive.
◈ Posting personal information about yourself or others. Such as but not limited to; last names, ID’s, addresses, phone numbers, emails, social media (excluding Twitch.tv), schools, or financial information of any sort.
◈ 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. This also includes loud, disrupting sounds or contentiously joining and leaving discord voice channels.
◈ Promotions of other Ark Survival Evolved servers or advertisements.
◈ Interactions with ARKADE team must be respectful - All community members are expected to maintain a respectful attitude when communicating with a member of the Arkade team.
◈ 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 ARKADE platforms. A warning may be given before punishment action is taken. (If you do not know if said media is acceptable do not post it.)

- ARKADE Naming Guidelines

When choosing your name, you must adhere to general decency and abide by the following rules. If the ARKADE team 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 3 day cool down before being able to rename a tribe.

◈ Names may not contain vulgar, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive words.
◈ All character, tribe & creatures names must only contain common ASCII characters. (QWERTY Keyboard) and exclude the following / \ > <
◈ Pretending to be someone else with intent to impersonate ARKADE Team members, other tribes or community members.
◈ Tribe names must remain consistent across the cluster.

- Tribe Representative & Tickets

ARKADE uses a tribe representative system that allows tribes to have a tribe rep to represent them in discord. Tribes with 6 members or less in size are permitted to have 1 tribe representative, and tribes with 7 members or greater are permitted to have 2 tribe representatives. This role allows us to help support the community and helps tribes report any issues that might arise. Tribe Representatives have the ability to open tickets to report issues their tribe might be experiencing to the ARKADE Admin Team. Alternatively, tickets can be opened by asking a ARKADE Team member in the #community-support channel.
Tribe Representatives also have access to allow a tribe the ability to gain the Safe Tag protection. Apply for Tribe Rep in the #request-for-tribe-rep channel.

Tickets should not be opened for the following reasons:

◈ The recovery of lost creatures or items.
◈ The recovery of players or any creatures caught under the mesh.
◈ Lost structures to Auto-Decay or PvP.
◈ General Questions. (We have a #community-support discord channel)
◈ Technical Support. (See line above)
◈ Server crashes.

Tickets should be opened for the following reasons:

◈ A player or tribe is suspected of being in violation of any of the rules.
◈ Safe tag request after sustaining sufficient damage due to a raid.
◈ Tribe ownership transfer due to an error or missing tribe owner.

- False/Wasteful Tickets

When opening a ticket, please ensure that you are genuine. Knowingly providing false information in tickets, or tickets made to harass the ARKADE team, or intentionally wasting the ARKADE team’s time 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 or actions regarding potential malicious player behavior lightly. Suspensions, warnings, and/or bans are only issued after careful review of all internal and external evidence.

- ARKADE Tribe Safe Tag Protection

Safe Tags is a protection system put in place to help tribes and players to recover after experiencing excessive amounts of structure damage due to a raid. Tribes will be granted 100% structure damage protection with in a region around there base for a limited amount of time. Each Safe Tag request is judged on a case by case basis and the time granted is based on the amount of damage received. Tribes have 48 hours to claim the safe protection.

◈ Tribes that qualify for a Safe Tag can request one via a ticket submitted by their Tribe Rep.
◈ Safe Tag request tickets should include the map, location, tribe-log, and pictures of the damage.
◈ The Safe Tag protection is configurable to a maximum of roughly 30 foundation radius.
◈ Safe Tags are only granted if a base has been damaged to inoperative levels due to PvP.
◈ Safe Tags may only be granted at a location free of any other tribes.
◈ While under the effects of the Safe Tag protection, tribes are not allowed to raid or destroy any other tribes structures across all maps, but any other forms of PvP are acceptable. For any reason, should the tribe need to destroy something, two-way communication with the staff must take place prior to destruction.
◈ Your Safe Tag only applies to structures within the radius of the safe protection bubble. Creatures are not immune to damage.
◈ It is the responsibility of the tribe owner to remove the [Safe] tag from the tribe’s name at the end of the Safe Tag protection.
◈ Safe Tags will become available 4 days after the wipe, tribes will only be able to receive a 1 day safe tag which must be redeemed on the map the safe tag is applied to. After 1 full week after the wipe, normal safe tag procedures will go into place.

- Safe Tag Punishment

Breaking any of the Safe Tag rules and guidelines will have punishments associated with the Safe Tag system. These punishments could include, but are not limited to:

◈ A reduction or removal of your current Safe Tag.
◈ Reduced time or no Safe Tag granted in the future.
◈ Players kicked/banned for a period of time.

- Arkade Tribe Rep Application

Apply to be a tribe rep to submit tickets, vote, gain access to Discord Tribe rep chat channel, Discord Webhook, receive 100% Structure Protection Safe tag after being raided and more!

Please give us the following information in the #request-for-tribe-rep discord channel

◈ Screenshot of your tribe management window
◈ Your character name in game
◈ How you found ARKADE