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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. UPDATED 11/01/2022

1. COMMON SENSE Guidelines

  • 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. 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 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.

2. Personal Responsibility & Tribal/Clan Membership

  • ❝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. ❞
  • 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. 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.

Admin Involvement in Tribal Affairs

  • 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.‌
  • Admins rarely get involved in intra-tribal(things going on inside a tribe) issues and or inter-tribal(things between two tribes) issues. UNLESS the altercations escalate to the stage of griefing or harassment.

3. Infractions

3A. We 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. We do not issue warnings ahead of Admin intervention. Hacking, or using Exploits and other situations deemed as extreme will be met with a permanent ban on the first offense.

3B. 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 our Discord (#Support-Tickets)
  • 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. To get the location, 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.

4. Harassment / Inappropriate content

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 are 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.
  • Do not, in any form, harm or kill another P. Character. (Dragging and drownings, feeding a player to the wildlife, or other forms of killing P. Characters.) Unless specifically told to do so by one of The PACK Staff.
  • STEALING someone's PASSIVE tame is GRIEFING. Do not steal any Dino that someone else is in the process OF knocking out, Or, In the process of PASSIVE TAMING! Or, one they point out that they are about to tame. Flying in at the last moment in the middle of Passive taming and feeding the last bite IS GRIEFING. AND WILL GARNER you a 3 Day soft ban if proven.
  • 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.

5. Hacks & Exploits

Hacks and exploits are not tolerated. This is a BAN first, ask questions later mater.

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 and is forthwith prohibited on our cluster.
Hacks are uses of third-party programs that inject code and modify aspects of the game to provide 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 and is prohibited on our cluster.

6. Decay and Claiming

6A. 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. 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.

6B. Claiming ~ Decayed Bases:

  • DO NOT destroy/or remove parts or tames of ANY ADMINS, OWNERS, or Community Buildings, EVEN IF DECAYED! You will be banned. DO NOT DEMO -CLAIM A BASE NAMED any of the following variations: <name> (ADMIN); <name> (OWNER); <name> {Owner/Admin}; The PACK {Community Building}; Traders Village {Community Building}; The Events Team {Community Building}
  • You may demo any NON Owner/NON - Admin base that the majority of the building mats (OVER 75%) are decayed. DO NOT Break just a few walls or floors to take the resources, Creatures.
  • Please remove as much of the decayed items as you can if you are claiming a decayed base! (This is a recommendation not a requirement)
  • If there are any things with excessive decay timers, please post the CCC in the Admin support Channel. Use /whatsmyccc in Discord to get specifics on how to use the ccc command.
  • LOOTED Bases 24-48 hour rule - Signed equipment and Creatures claimed 24 to 48 hours prior, are subject to return to the PREVIOUS owner should they log back in. Players are to settle these ownership issues themselves. Admins do not get involved in interactions between tribes unless griefing is noted.
  • Do not enter into an area that admins are clearing! Don't try to claim or loot bags dropped by an admin during demo. Admins will not break excessive timer items for you to loot. Admins are using commands and equipment that can destroy your character and tame you are riding.
  • If a player shows a history of repeated Claiming and partial demo, or claiming and leaving claimed Creatures over 24 hours, steps will be taken to prevent such behavior in the future.

7. Creature RULES:

7A. SCATTERED Creatures:

  • Do NOT leave Tamed /Claimed Creatures all over the map! These will be Deleted at The Pack Admins discretion. With no recompense!
  • Creatures on a Defensive setting, that go rogue, will be Deleted at The Pack Admins discretion. With no recompense!

7B. CLAIMING Creatures:

  • See above rule about claiming decayed bases.

7C. DEFENSE Creatures RULES:

NO CREATURES on WANDER. These will sometimes go rouge on resets or server crashes, and phase your walls.
  • Do NOT leave any tame /creature UNENCUMBERED on AGGRESSIVE. ALL tame /creatures NOT ENCUMBERED and on AGGRESSIVE will be SHOT ON SIGHT. NO EXCEPTIONS and no RECOMPENSE. To encumber a creature fill its inventory with something it won't eat until it can barely walk.

8. 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:

8A. 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.

8B: Specifics Allowed:

  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.

8C. Prohibited Build Areas:

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