Our Kewee.net server rules
last updated: 18 Feb, 2020
Our ultimate goal is to build a local ANZ community of like minded, and friendly players. These rules are to help build that community.
Community won’t happen by itself – we need you!
If there is something that you don’t like, or would like to see changed: please speak up and let me know
#1 Don’t be a jerk
those that just want to cause trouble – please go play somewhere else
Please refrain from using any bad language, cursing, racism, or hate speech.
This is a family friendly community – any insults, threats, harassment, or disrespectful behavior towards players either in game or on our Discord channels are unacceptable and will result in an instant ban.
Admins will not interfere with gameplay
Admins will not replace any items or dinos lost to game bugs.
Admins play the game too, but will make best effort to help resolve unexpected issues (stuck dinos/players, structure/tribe ownership issues, etc. )
What happens in PvP stays in PvP
Any retaliation, griefing, or revenge on any PvE server as a result of something that happened on the PvP/PvE-C server will result in an instant ban, and what constitutes such actions will be reviewed on a case by case basis at the discretion of the admins.
Logging off during a raid to activate ORP as a defense is not allowed.
Initiating a raid after a tribe has logged off is not allowed. Please check the ORP timer has not been activated before initiating a raid.
Help other players without affecting their progression/sense of achievement
Giving lower level players items & dinos above their level doesn’t help their game progression and sense of achievement. It’s much better to help and guide them to progress to the next level using the tools and tames available to them. Players that are given everything early often give up early because they haven’t learnt the game basics and haven’t set progressional goals
online multiplayer games thrive with community spirit, and are way more fun with others, so please don’t ruin your experience by driving others away!
Each tribe should have no more than 1 main base per server
Exceptions for larger tribes should be discussed with admin
Small outposts are allowed provided they’re actively in use
Outposts should remain small and not block prime main base locations. Please don’t be offended if you’re asked to relocate an outpost.
Keep your base area minimal with no land claiming around
Fencing around bases should be limited to space needed, and should not block access to the area/resources/paths through etc.. Cryofridges should be used for long term dino storage.
Building in restricted areas is not permitted on PvE servers **
Restricted areas include spawn locations, loot drop locations, artifact caves, obelisks/city terminals, city ramp and through area access ways, and all high value resource areas
** See notes below, does not apply on PvP servers
Temporary structures and abandoned bases should be removed immediately after use
This includes all trap and protection structures used when taming
Temporary land claiming with Foundations/Pillars
Land claim foundations/pillars must be removed within 48 hours
Node collectors must be unlocked or removed within 48 hours on PvE servers **
Included: Oil Pumps and Gas Collectors
Not included: Tree Sap collectors
** See notes below, does not apply on PvP servers
Beaver dams – Please take everything, or drop what you don’t need otherwise they won’t respawn… no-one wants to open a dam only to find your unwanted wood inside!
Do not build next to another tribe without checking with them first
The existing tribe may have expansion plans
Public use structures must be approved by admin
This includes unlocked taming pens, community centers, etc
Do not use structure exploits
Basic test: if it defies gravity or immersion – don’t do it…
Exceptions can be approved by Admin on a case by case basis
Removal of structures is up to the discretion of the admin.
** on PvP servers you may build where you like, and Oil Pumps/Gas Collectors do not need to be unlocked – however be aware doing so is risky as you might be giving other players reason to take offence and target your structures
Tames & Breeding Rules
Do not leave tames auto breeding without player supervision
Always disable mating/wander when breeding is completed.
Do not leave tames on wander without player supervision
Tames found on wandering causing nuisance will be admin destroyed without warning. Repeat offending will attract a tribe dino wipe.
Do not use cryopods in boss arenas, including TEK volcano cave. Cryopods may be used in artifact caves
Cryopods should be disabled in all boss arenas. We are aware of a small area in the TEK cave where cryopods are able to be used. It’s my option that this is a mistake, and therefore should not be used.
Do not use flyers in any artifact caves
if a you can’t fly in the cave entry then you shouldn’t be flying anywhere in the cave. Caves that you are able to build in are not artifact no fly caves.
Long term unused or unwanted tames
Please either euthanize or cryo store any tames that aren’t regularly used. Do not unclaim and abandon unwanted dinos
CAUTION: Always make sure your Cryofridge is powered before opening. ARK has a known calculation issue when opening unpowered fridges.
Removal of tames outside decay is up to the discretion of the admin.
CHEATING, GRIEFING & BUG EXPLOITS
Cheating, griefing, and intentionally using bug exploits will lead to a permanent ban across all servers.
punishment is up to the discretion of the admin
“A griefer is a player in a multiplayer video game who deliberately irritates and angers other players within the game, often using aspects of the game in unintended ways.”
Support is best effort
Please use discord to contact Kewee for admin support, or email for urgent support