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Latest Server News:

Two servers are shutting down, Extinction and Aberration. They get little to no use, and I can't justify running Ark 24/7 on them.

Valguero is now up and running on Gamer Tag Dac O Doom!!

Ragnarok crashes no matter which Xbox One is hosting, so I will no longer host that map unless Ark fixes the bug causing the problem.

The server connection has been upgraded to a 1Gb/s (1,000 Mb/s) fiber optic line.

The best way to join any of my servers (assuming Ark hasn't crashed) is to join the game that the gamer-tag that hosts the map and mode you want to play is playing. Ark's server listing has always been and still is buggy.

All PVP maps WILL have raided bases destroyed unless there are players still using the base. Raided base destruction is at my discretion; if you have a raided base you don't want destroyed email me.

Code of Conduct


This Code of Conduct is subject to change without notification, though the Admin(s) will do their best to ensure that changes are communicated clearly to those on Doc’s Ark Servers.

Failure to abide by our Code of Conduct can result in the removal of your structures, creatures, items or banning of your account from all the Servers. The Admin(s) reserves the right to immediately suspend player accounts as they deem fit. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of the Admin(s).

This list represents clear guidelines for players to adhere to when playing on Doc’s Ark Servers. For something you’re unsure of, please use your best judgment. When in doubt, reach out to doc@docsark.com.

Hacking and Exploiting

Hacking or exploiting game mechanics to gain an unfair advantage over other players is not tolerated.

> Hacking - examples are not limited to but can include using third-party programs such as in-game automated bots, ESP, Aim-bots, and Game Engine Modifications.

> Exploiting - examples are not limited to but can include:

Attacking from, traveling through, or building in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map)

Duplication of tames, items, or characters

Unintended building mechanics (such as floating structures, using the world barrier as a snap point)

Building a box on a platform saddled dino to completely prevent it from taking damage

Modifying your game files to remove key graphical components (water, fog, etc)

Attacking or blocking players through the terrain with dinosaurs

Intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise)

Placing excessive quantities of C4 to prevent hostile C4 from being placed

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)

Floating structures or structures that extend past normal building limits on platform saddles or rafts for PVP purposes

Hack related chat

There should be no discussions in game or otherwise regarding abusing hacks and exploits, including access to cheats, where you can acquire them, or how they are utilized.

Griefing - Spawn Blocking

Spawn Blocking occurs when tribes intentionally block spawn points for the purpose of not allowing any new players to play on the server (including cross server players). In the event your base inadvertently or accidentally resides on a spawn point you will not be penalized.

Here are some examples of what spawn blocking can consist of, but is not limited to:

Using structures that players spawn into and cannot get out of

Using spikes/spike walls at player spawn locations

Turrets located on or near spawn points

Dino gates, or any type of structure/cage that is meant to trap or instantly kill a player and prevent them from spawning on the map

Aggressive dinos placed near spawn points in order to instantly kill players that spawn in.

PvE Specific Griefing

> Game Blocking - you are not allowed to block other tribes from playing the game on PvE servers. This can include but is not limited to:

Building at their base

Blocking in other tribes dinos

Blocking access in/out of a tribe’s base

Obstructing pathways or waterways for the purpose of denying another tribe access

Blocking access to important resources (i.e. charge nodes, gas nodes, Extinction City Terminals, etc.)

Intentionally filling the server tame limit via spamming tames (such as Dodo, Jerboa, or easy to ‘tame and maintain’ dinos) and/or rafts

Leaving tames inside of caves or on obelisk teleportation platforms

> Structure Spamming - placing structures down such as pipes or wires for the purpose of disrupting others game-play is against our code of conduct.

> Intentionally using wild creatures to destroy a player's assets when not in a tribe war.

GM intervention may be necessary if your structure or creature is negatively impacting a server (i.e. you block off a large portion of the map so that other members of that server cannot access it).

Misconduct

Behavior, Chat, and Interaction with Others

Interactions with other players or the Admin(s) through text chat, voice chat, and signs or paintings must adhere to the rules below and you cannot use an alternative spelling to circumvent restrictions.

Ensure that you do not:

> Offend - this includes but is not limited to language which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive.

> Post Personal Information - belonging to someone else in the game.

> Harass, Stalk, Threaten - such as sending repeated unsolicited or unwelcome messages to specific users/tribes and can include but not limited to those sexual in nature or messages that would cause discomfort.

> Disrupt the game - 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.  

Player and Tribe Names

When choosing your name or tribe name you must adhere to general decency and abide by the following rules. If the Admin(s) determines your name to be improper, we may change the name and or terminate your use of our Servers. You should not use an alternative spelling to circumvent the name restrictions listed below. You should ensure that your name does not:

> Offend - names may not contain vulgar, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive, including any usernames which are sexual in nature.

> Impersonate - pretending to be someone else with intent to impersonate a Game Admin(s) or Doc.

False Reports

When reporting others, please ensure that you are genuine. Reports made to harass other players or for restricting their game-play when no codes of conduct have been broken are deemed punishable by the Admin(s).

You can increase the effectiveness of your reports by including as much information as possible, as well as video or picture evidence. We never take our decisions and actions regarding potential malicious player behavior lightly. Suspensions, server wipes, and/or bans are only issued after careful review of all internal and external evidence.

Please be aware that submitting multiple reports for the same issue does not accelerate the review process and can cause your case to take more time to process.

The Servers!

The Island

The Island The Island. RESTARTED 5/9/19! The original map. The Island consists of multiple climatic and geological regions. There are five larger mountains in the north and plains in the south. Three large Obelisks form a triangle on the Island. Resources become more common as one travels farther inland, but so do the dangers. Some areas are higher in temperature while others are lower which can be life threatening.

This map is currently running in PvP. Basic rules are no resource blocking, no raiding new players (unless raided by them first) and no attacking the Admins. The Admins are in the game to assist players and to make sure everything is running well.

The community area that was available has now been closed permanently due to players destroying items that were there.

Stats: XP is 2x, Gathering is 3x and Taming is 8x.

Gamer-tag for this map is D0C 0 D00M (all zeros, not capital O's)

The Center

The CenterThe Center. RESTARTED 1/13/19 - A free, official DLC expansion map. The Center consists of multiple climatic and geological regions. The map's most notable feature, a colossal floating island, can be found to the West of the map surrounded by treacherous swamps. To the far North, an active volcanic island can be found covered in basalt, lava, and dangerous predators. Numerous islands covered in jungles, tropical shorelines, mountains, and ancient ruins dot the varied archipelago. A unique set of caves push survivors to their limits in search of the Artifacts and their hidden rewards.

This map is currently running in PvE. Basic rules are no kiting or griefing, no resource blocking and no base destroying.

Please destroy old, unused bases.  The PvE decay timer will wipe ALL tribe base structures after your oldest structure reaches the 12 day UNUSED countdown timer, which WILL result in a loss to your active base or bases.

The Admin base is located on the Southern Tropical Island. There is a "Free Stuff" vault and a community area there that has industrial forges, industrial grills, chemistry tables, smithys, and an industrial grinder. Bring your own gas.

Stats: XP is 2x, Gathering is 3x and Taming is 8x.

Gamer-tag for this map is DucODoom.

Ark ScorchedSurvivors, come explore a vast and diverse 63 km map with a multitude of new terrains to build on! Observe familiar ARK creatures in a vast environment and meet Deinonychus, the newest ARK feathered theropod found only in Valguero.

Explore new heights and hidden depths; Whether it's creating your foundations in the White cliffs or discovering the secrets of the pit of Aberration, Valguero offers a new experience of the ARK universe. With new biomes, formidable dungeon bosses and mysterious ruins to discover, there is always something exciting - and dangerous - in Valguero. Among its more than 60 kilometers, you'll find everything from lush jungles to environmental hazards, from snowfields to lava flows, to savannas and hot springs.

Enter a brand new ARK experience where ARK's classic gameplay merges with a new adventure - Valguero!

This map is currently running in PvP. Basic rules are no kiting or griefing, no resource blocking and no base destroying.

Stats: XP is 1.5x, Gathering is 2x and Taming is 4x.

Gamer-tag for this map is Dac O Doom.

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Updated 8/29/19

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