Dark and Light PvE Server Rules
All rules found here will pertain to all of our current and future Dark and Light Servers. Please read and familiarize yourself with them.

Introduction OUR MOTTO!

ALL MAY ENTER HERE WITHOUT PREJUDICE!

  • This applies to All Races, All Creeds, and All Genders.
  • All are Welcome!!!

Greetings Players,

BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER! We are all adults here and know how to act. Let's make a happy safe place to enjoy games to play!
The PACK Gaming has several different game platforms and servers. These come as a free service to all our players but come with certain rules and strict enforcement.
By playing on any of our servers you are asked to follow the rules below. Please read through and consider the spirit of the rules, not just the specific wording. And make sure your clanmates are also aware of them as their actions can affect you.
We are unable to provide any refunds to persons or clans for loss of items, resources, in-game properties and so on, regardless of the reason.
These rules are not comprehensive and use of loopholes to violate the spirit of these rules is subject to enforcement. Failure to follow these rules will result in being removed from the community! Please follow all of the RULES found here!
Your presence in this server implies accepting these rules, including all further changes. We reserve the right to modify these rules in any way we deem necessary and at any moment, at our own discretion, it is your responsibility to check for them. We will put a note in the Message of the Day on Specific servers when there are significant updates.

Personal Responsibility & Tribal/Clan Membership

These rules are available in each of The Pack server’s Global posts most of the time. Ignorance of the rules will not be considered during intervention and does not give grounds for an appeal.
Any infraction by a player will most likely have repercussions for the entire clan. If you’re not sure your clanmates will abide by the rules you might want to reconsider your membership in that tribe/clan. And if you do not plan on playing on a specific server any more it is often best to also leave your tribe/clan there.
If you do not understand how to Merge, OR Join your tribes ASK! ADMINS CAN ASSIST, and or give valuable information to help you prevent loss of tames, or buildings. If you have merged or joined and lost your builds, unfortunately we cannot assist with recovering most buildings ownership.‌

Infractions / Admin Intervention.

We do not issue warnings ahead of Admin intervention. We do work on a "3 Strikes Method"
  • Strike One: You and your Tribe/Clan get a warning. This can be Slept tames to Us removing the offending objects or tames. And a Sign informing you of the offense.
  • Strike Two: We have to talk to you about a new rule or you broke the same one again. You can have creatures or buildings removed up to a Temp BAN. Temp Bans are 3 to 5 days without access to the servers.
  • Strike Three: We are done, and you are Perm Banned. Furthermore, If someone is a participant of our Discord, and/or a Player on our Servers, A ban on Discord may also be pursued on the Server Cluster.
Hacking, exploits and other situations deemed as extreme will be met with a permanent ban on the first offense.

Reporting Infractions

To report players, clans, or specific exploits on any of our servers, please contact us through our Discord, and fill out a ticket in #Support-tickets. The link below will take you direct to the Support Ticket form.
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Discord
Our team will get back to you using the private thread provided. Please make sure you provide the best information you can at the time of your report. This means relaying as much information as you can to help our team investigate. This includes, but is not limited to, screenshots, videos, timestamps, names of characters and guilds, and a good description of the issue.
Dark and Light use the Delete key to get a page with green printing in the upper left hand page. take a screenshot of the green type or of the whole screen. post this
We won’t be able to refund or return any loss of property caused by an infraction.

Harassment and inappropriate content:

Please stick to a general set of guidelines of basic decency. Treat others as you would like to be treated. If you experience harassment or observe inappropriate content in-game, please be aware that there are tools in some games to help you improve your experience such as muting. If your game does not have Muting, please fill out a ticket in our Discord (#Support-Tickets)
  • We Allow coarse humor, rough language, and or content. If this is not for you, Thank you for your interest, but we may not be the BEST FIT for you. There is some offensive and defamatory chat and user-created content of racial, overtly sexual, hateful, illicit or of other nature that is NOT PERMITED. This extends to character names, guild names, in-game signs, Terrorist and criminal glorification. This extends to character names, guild names, in-game signs and so on.
  • Personal threats, doxing, stalking. Please also make sure to get in touch with the local authorities in such similar cases.
  • Do not trespass into a base not your own, unless by accident. Nor visiting or hanging around in a base NOT yours. If someone asks you to leave, DO SO.
  • Our admin team considers all the above action types of Griefing or Harassment. If reported to admins you can be temporarily suspended for 5 days. Continued Griefing of this type will lead to a The PACK Gaming Server wide Ban.

Hacks and Exploits

Hacks and exploits are not tolerated. This is a BAN first, ask questions later mater.
Hacks are uses of third-party programs that inject code and modify aspects of the game to provide an unfair advantage against other players. Utilizing such will lead to action taken against your access to our servers and flags added to your Steam ID.
Exploits are uses and abuses of game mechanics to obtain an unfair advantage over other players including creating a detrimental play experience through reduced server or game performance.
Real-Money Trading (RMT) - GAME items, creatures, or services must only be exchanged for other items, creatures, or services within the game. Trading for real-world currency (real money) is not an accepted form of trading.

Server Building Restrictions:

Please remember that there are other players sharing the server with you. Restricting others’ access to content is not allowed beyond of course grabbing a spot for your base. If you wish to reign supreme on the map and hog all the resources and enemies, please consider single player. Some specific cases where we will act when made aware:

General Building Do's & Don'ts

  1. 1.
    No Blocking of content in the game, such as caves, dungeons, obelisks, resources and other areas of the game such as lore notes.
  2. 2.
    No Abuse of the claim system where blocks are placed for no other purpose than to prevent other players’ access to resources and building spots.
  3. 3.
    No building within RENDER range of another players build. All claims must be at least 100 blocks apart unless players are in Alliance with another clan.
  4. 4.
    No Massive constructions or over-use of memory intensive items leading to loss of performance both on client and server-side.

Per Server Specific regulations:

  1. 1.
    ONE Main Base of no more than 100 x 100 normal foundations. {Manor building tiles are 4x4 of the normal tiles, therefore will be limited to 25 x 25 Manor Foundations}. If you don't need the full 100 x 100 tiles please make it smaller.
  2. 2.
    ONE OUTPOST of 25 x 25 in either Normal or Manor Blocks Per DNL Server.
  3. 3.
    You may make a temporary taming place. This may be a 15 x 15 normal foundation area with a logout area. This is a temporary site and should be removed as soon as the tame/s have been processed. Within 24 hours in most cases.
  4. 4.
    Please be courteous and pick up/demo your campfires, sleeping bags, and taming feeding troughs.
  5. 5.
    Easements can be given for unusually shaped bases on our server. Please see an Admin concerning Easements.
Time will not be spent to carefully remove only offending pieces. All constructions belonging to the owner (player or clan) will be destroyed. There will be no refunds of materials or inventories.

Prohibited Build Areas:

The Path: Do not build on the Floating Islands. The Shard: Do not Block the Walkways with builds.

Decay Timers:

It is the responsibility of the Player to make sure they refresh all timers on the servers they play on. Anything that is claimable/demo-able can and will be cleared up by the other residents of the Servers.
Admins have tested and are UNABLE to change the vanilla decay rate. Sorry guys, We tried!
Framework - 3 days or 72 hours Straw - 3 days or 72 hours. Wood - 4 days or 96 Hours. Stone - 5 days or 120 Hours. Iron - 7 days or 168 Hours. Manor - 15 days or 360 Hours.

Admin / Owner Builds, or Community Builds:

When you see a base with <name> (ADMIN) this is an admin from one of our game platforms. If the base has <name> (OWNER), this is one of the Gaming Server Owners. Admin/Owner bases, builds, tribes and tames are OFF LIMITS to being Claimed/Demoed out.
Community Builds are not limited to Admin Bases, but also pertain to any Base or Center run by The PACK Gaming for the ease of use of the players on our servers. You will find things like Community Centers, Merchant Villages, Event Stationing areas Teleport and Warp systems, any or all dependent on the Game and Server needs.

Creatures on Aggressive Wander.

Do NOT leave any tame creature on AGGRESSIVE. Any tamed creature found on AGGRESSIVE/WANDER, and MOVING outside of your base will be destroyed.

The PACK Rules Disclaimer:

❝Your presence in this server implies accepting these rules, including all further changes. We reserve the right to modify these rules in any way we deem necessary and at any moment, at our own discretion, it is your responsibility to check for them. ❞