Updated: May 1
In this post, we will detail the appropriate punishment for a breach of our server rules and Wildcard's Code of Conduct. Please understand that we cannot account for every scenario and this system was created to act as a guide for consistency in the enforcement of rules and provide transparency moving forward. Please note that not always will this reflect the punishments issued 100% of the time as each report is handled on a case by case basis, and are subject to counterclaims.
Any repeat offenders may face further punishment than listed below.
Minor (Initial warning, removal of structures without warning, repeat offenders 1-24 hour ban)
Non-English chat: First offence warning - repeat offence 1-hour ban
Having undamageable structures in the mesh: Admin destroys meshed structures & warning for the first offence - any future meshed structures will result in a 1-day ban per meshed structure for the Tribe Leader (ie. 3 meshed structures = 3-day ban).
Blackmailing and/or forcing dictatorship: 24-hour ban
Disrespect to ArkWarfare staff: Warning - continued abuse will result in a 48-hour ban
Building in prohibited areas as outlined in Rule 3.3: Warning - admin destroys all structures
Non-legitimate character or tribe name: Warning - an admin will change the name
Aggressive dinos left in the open-world: Warning - an admin will destroy the dinos
Turrets/fob left in open-world: Warning - an admin will destroy the turrets. Repeat offences will result in a 1-day ban for the player/s. If a fob has not been cleared, the contents can be given to the victim tribe
Engaging in PVP whilst having a protection shield: Removal of the shield - any repeat offences would result in a 48-hour ban for player/s found guilty.
Engaging in PVP with a tribe at their base location while they have a shield: First offence warning - any repeat offences would result in a 48-hour ban for player/s found guilty.
Raiding more than one tribe in a 24 hour period on the same map: 12-24-hour ban for all players found guilty.
Counter Raiding (first instance): Warning to 24-hour ban for all players found guilty depending on level of interference
Standard (24-72 hour ban)
Blackmailing & forcing dictatorship: 24-hour ban
Multiple mesh hitting / biting attempts: 24-hour ban
Scamming a trade: 24-72hour ban (can be unbanned by fulfilling trade)
Abuse of no-collision building: 24-hour ban
Caging offline players or online players longer than permitted: 24-hour ban
Stacking dinos within one another in a small radius: 24-hour ban for the Tribe Leader and all stacked dinos wiped
Excessive raiding of the same tribe: 48-hour ban for player/s found guilty
Spawn blocking/camping: 24-hour ban for the player/s found guilty
Placing a soul terminal at a fob/raid: 24-hour ban for Tribe Leader
Racism: 24 to 48-hour ban
Counter Raiding (2+ instance): 24-48 hour ban for all players found guilty depending on level of interference
Major (5-7 day ban)
Account sharing or alt accounts: 5-day ban for all steam accounts involved
Teaming: 5-day ban
Falsifying information for shields: 7-day ban for the player/s found guilty
Bypassing enemy defences via respawning: 7-day ban for the player/s found guilty; if breaking this rule results in a tribe being wiped, your tribe ownership will be given to the wiped tribe.
Turrets/fob preventing the tribe from leaving base (after 60 min downtime): 1-day ban per hour that the tribe was prevented from playing the game (max 7-day)
Severe (30-90 day ban, Permanent ban, Tribe Wipe)
Excessive use of language which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, sexually explicit, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive: up to permanent ban
Create toxicity, and ruin the game for other players in the community: this can include a range of different things including but not limited to; Spawn camping, established players bullying new players... etc. 30-day ban for player/s found guilty.
Building enclosed tunnels into enemy structures bypassing defences: 30-day ban for player/s found guilty, and guilty tribes belongings will be given to the victim tribe as compensation if the base was wiped
Using Platform Saddle structures to poke through the terrain to LOS turrets: up to 30-day ban for player/s found guilty
Completely boxing in a platform saddle dino, preventing it from taking any damage: 30-day ban for the player/s found guilty, and guilty tribes belongings will be given to the victim tribe as compensation if the base was wiped
Insiding: 30-day ban for the player/s found guilty
Large scale popcorning, this defines to demolishing/despawning your base when facing imminent wipe from another tribe essentially preventing them of any deserved loot: 30-day ban to the player/s found guilty
Duping: Permanent ban for player/s found guilty and Tribe Wipe
Use of 3rd party cheat software: Permanent ban
Mesh raiding: Permanent ban for player/s found guilty and Tribe Wipe
Real money trading for in-game items: Permanent ban for player/s found guilty and Tribe Wipe
Revealing player personal information: Permanent ban
Building in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map): Permanent ban for the whole tribe and Tribe Wipe
Intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise): Permanent ban for the player/s found guilty
Building bases together to provide mutual defences: 30-day ban and Tribe Wipe for all tribes involved
Harass, Stalk, Threaten: Permanent ban for the player/s found guilty
Promoting other Unofficial Ark Servers: Permanent ban for the player/s found guilty
Falsifying information to get another player banned: 30-day ban for the player/s found guilty