All rules found here will pertain to all of our current and future Subsistence Servers. Please read and familiarize yourself with them.
ALL MAY ENTER HERE WITHOUT PREJUDICE!
This applies to All Races, All Creeds, and All Genders.
All are Welcome!!!
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.
DO NOT Block or Mute any admin in our Discord. This is considered Disrespect to Admins. If things become heated please step out of voice, or "take five" from responding in a channel. Admins also have specific rules they must follow about confrontation.
STEAM Request Etiquette If you want to add an Owner, Admin, Moderator, or Player from our discord, Please remember to Send a DM prior to sending the request. This way those of us who do not accept all requests can identify which of the requests may be yours.
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.
We reserve the right to modify these rules in any way we deem necessary and at any moment, at our own discretion. We will put a note in the Message of the Day on Specific servers when there are significant updates.
Personal responsibility and tribal/clan membership:
These rules are available in each of The Pack server’s Message of the Day 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.
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!
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!
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-game put in place to help you improve your experience such as muting.
However, there are be cases where we may intervene, for instance:
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.
The above being said, 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 and so on.
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.
Impersonation of The PACK Gaming staff.
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 shoot or take any creature kill, or interfere in a Hunter Base Raid, that someone else is in the process OF killing, or doing , or One they point out that they are about to kill.
Do NOT Kill other Player Characters unless you have a Mutual Aggression Pact on file!!! Please see #MUTUAL AGGRESSION Section below Do not take body bags not your own! If you are working in co-op with another player you may pick the items up for safekeeping, but give them back immediately upon the other players return to the area.
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.
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.
We work on a "Three Strikes You're OUT" basis.
We do not issue warnings ahead of Admin intervention.
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 an infraction
To report players, clans, or specific exploits on any of our servers, please contact us through our Discord, (https://discord.gg/dukHvtKr9K ) And fill out a ticket in #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.
We won’t be able to refund or return any loss of property caused by an infraction.
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
No Blocking of content in the game, such as caves, dungeons, resources and other areas of the game such as lock boxes.
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.
No building within RENDER range of another players build. All claims must be at least 50 blocks apart unless players are in Alliance with another clan.
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:
One Land Claim of no more than 20 x 20 foundations. And no taller than 5 stories. (stories allowed are up to 1 + 1/2 wall high. In the case of using an elevator to reach a spire top or Cliff base Do not go over 10 stories and NO MORE than one Land Claim with such a structure per Tribe permitted. If you don't need the full 20 x 20 tiles please make it smaller.
ONE OUTPOST Claim of an area of 10 x 10 Foundations will be allowed. Please limit these to 5 stories.
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.
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.
Land Claims last for 30 days.
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.
Admin and Owner Builds and Community Builds on the Server will be listed in a PIN in the #subsistence-chat-🥫.
MUTUAL AGGRESSION PACT
Mutual Aggression is where two or more clans have officially agreed to Acts of AGGRESSION. HOW WE ARE DOING THIS: IF Two or more Players, tribes agree to Mutual Aggression, they will make a written agreement in the Global or Discord channel. If in Global they need to SCREENSHOT the agreement and post in the DISCORD #subsistence-chat-🥫 Channel.
YOU MUST SCREENSHOT OR PASTE THIS INTO THE #subsistence-chat-🥫 Channel in our Discord. Player ONE, Player TWO, Agree to Mutual Aggression in Subsistence. Month, Date, Time frame. Both react with yes or emoji if in Discord.
Your clans are allowed up to 24hours for war.
Clans will receive a 24 hour period of ORP where NO other Clan can propose war with you.