Davidscloud Rules

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Rook

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Welcome to Davidscloud!

Davidscloud.net is a gaming community and as such we believe in fostering a positive gaming experience in all of the games we actively support. That means there are some rules we ask all members to follow. As a warning, just because something isn't listed here, doesn't mean that it's allowed and this list will be updated accordingly as we games get added or change. We expect good sportsmanship among our members, we are all here to have fun together after all. Use your best judgment when conducting yourself on our servers and if you have questions consult an admin. Feel free to suggest rule modifications or changes if you think it's needed.

How it works:

Davidscloud operates on a three strike system. Violating any of the rules found here will result in first a warning, then a strike if there is a failure to comply. Strikes are community-wide and permanent on your record. First strike results in one day ban punishment, second strike is three days, and third strike is permanent ban. Keep in mind there are some things that simply can not be allowed and are considered a instant third strike. Extreme sexism, racism, harassment or hacking are all considered an automatic third strike. Davidscloud reserves the right to permanently ban anyone without warning should the situation demand it. Please keep in mind the staff are here to help you, and if you are willing to work with us, we'll be willing to work with you to help resolve conflicts with the rules.

Community Rules:

These rules are expected to be followed on all Davidscloud services and games.

  1. Show respect for other members. No harassment, flames, threats, hate speech, or any kind of discriminatory speech will be tolerated. Saying a statement is “made as a joke” will not excuse it. If you are a victim of such behavior get the attention of an admin immediately. Extreme cases are instant third strike.
  2. No hacking, attempting to hack, or joking about attempting to hack staff passwords or accounts. Do not post or share methods of cheating, exploiting, or hacking. Extreme cases are an instant third strike.
  3. Any attempt to purposely lag or crash a server will result in an instant third strike.
  4. No obscene or inappropriate names, avatars, pictures, or signatures. Do not bypass word protections (ex. @ instead of a). NSFW material must be posted in the correct areas. NSFW posts are still subject to guidelines in rule #1.
  5. Do not spam chats, posts, or any of the services and games.
  6. No disrupting the community. This includes any behavior that disrupts others ability to enjoy being a part of the community (constant raging, insults, bickering, etc.). If you have a problem with or feel harassed by another member contact a staff member. Continued displays of toxic behavior will result in an evaluation of your place in the community and removal if necessary or no changes to behavior are observed.
  7. Do not reveal private information about yourself, anyone else, or corporate entities. Keep your accounts, passwords, address, phone numbers, etc. to yourself. Do not ask other members for this information or try to cheat it out of them (ex. Phishing sites).
  8. Do not advertise other communities, servers, or third party websites.
  9. Use the correct channels/forums/@admin group that is specific to your needs. Be sure to keep NSFW content in the appropriate areas only. Report server issues using !serverissue in discord. Tickets for help must be posted on the forums.
  10. Do not attempt to moderate or police other players yourself. If you see a player breaking the rules or using the services inappropriately PM a staff member.
  11. Do not openly argue with or disrespect staff. If you have a problem use PM to resolve it. If you feel a staff member is being abusive, contact a community moderator/officer/administrator by PM or alternatively send an email to [email protected]
  12. Do not attempt to circumvent a punishment, judgment, or a ban. Do not try to get a different ruling by bugging multiple admins till one agrees with you. If you do not agree with the ruling given you can post an appeal on the forums. Not following the appropriate appeal method can result in an instant third strike.
 
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Game Specific Rules:

These rules are customized for specific games and must be observed if you play the game on our servers or play as member of a Davidscloud not on our servers. Your game not listed? This means behavior in your game should be covered by the community rules (no hacking, no harassment, no spam, etc.). Please remember to conduct yourself with good sportsmanship and if you feel a rule is lacking for a game you play don't hesitate to submit the idea to give feedback.

7 Days:

  1. Do not fully destroy entire cities or other important areas. Do not block access to these areas.
  2. Take only the land you need, do not build excessively sized bases and avoid problematic builds for the server.
  3. Do not dig under someone's base.

Ark PVE:

  1. No blocking, by either building or dinos, important resource locations (ex. Charge nodes, explorer notes, etc), caves (building is allowed if it's non-blocking), Obelisks, spawns, or pathways/waterways to important places. All of these must be accessible without any extensive means of a detour. If your base is accidentally blocking a pathway or spawn make sure a way through or out is clearly marked. Players should be able to fit any type of water/land traffic through. All pumps must be left unlocked for public use. "Safety huts" may be built only around gas/water/oil nodes, but must be left unlocked. If you have questions about your build feel free to ask an admin and they will advise.
  2. Guidelines for base building: Never build anything intentionally meant to lag server (ex. Flashing lights, extreme high walls with no point, etc.). Avoid taking large amounts of land (use what you take). Do not reserve land with pillars/foundation spam intentionally blocking others from building or building to close too a neighbor (without their permission). If your base cannot be fully rendered in when standing at the center, it is too large. If you can see another base at medium render distance you are building too close (exception to this rule is Ab where the options of safe water sources are limited and thus must be shared). Each tribe is allowed roughly three bases per server (a larger and two smaller), then one additional (larger) base for each member. Please note these are guidelines that admins use to determine if you're base(s) are in compliance with server policy to keep the game running as smoothly as possible for everyone. Since this rule is 'subjective', expect multiple admins to review and vote on if your base is in violation to avoid unfair bias. If you are found in volition you will be given time to make corrections unless the build is determined to intentionally harmful to server health (ex. flashing lights) in which case it will be destroyed instantly without notice. Ask an admin before you build if you are worried and they will advise.
  3. Each tribe is allowed one taming pit or temporary station (foundation/bed but not actual base) not located at the base for up to 3 days. S+ makes everything easily cleanable so it is expected you clean up after you are done using it. Due to Ab's limited safe water zones, it's requested that you do not build temporary stations directly on the shorelines of major rivers and lakes in the green zone. If for some reason you need to, please remove it within 12hrs of building. If you need a time extension or wish to request permission to leave a taming pit/temp station standing for a longer it must be approved by an admin. Taming pits and temp stations are subject to the same build rules as bases.
  4. Each tribe is allowed one “public build” (Ex. Public forge near mining local, pub with free beer, kibble station, etc.). This is a smaller building/facility that is left unlocked for public access. They must be clearly marked as public use and restricted to the same building rules as bases. If you are interested in more that one public build you must get approval from admins.
  5. No picking up players, or their dinos, without permission. No taking items from players without their permission (ex. drowning bodies in water to loot them or using a wild dino to raid a base to break boxes). Doing so will be considered griefing and subject to the community rules on the matter. Extreme cases can result in an instant third strike.
  6. Demolishing “demoable” bases that are over 90% demoable is allowed. If less than 10% of the base is breakable it is not considered raidable yet (ex. A single greenhouse wall on a base where the metal walls are still under timer protection). Dragging bodies or dinos found in the base to water is still not allowed even when a base is up for grabs. If you need a player's body or dinos removed from an area, please notify an admin to handle it for you. Do not move bodies or dinos into dangerous situations. Ask an admin if you have questions on a base's raidablity.
  7. Dinos must be kept near their tribes base. Tribes are allowed to keep one dino per tribe member at a cave entrance/Obi. Dinos kept at caves cannot be blocking and, cannot fall below a weeks timer, and must be cared for and fed properly. Dinos left in such areas are at your own risk and will not be compensated for if something should happen to them. Any dino found away from a base or failing the cave/obi parking requirements will have 24hrs to be recovered, then admins will deal with it as they see fit. Setting dinos to wander in the wild will result in the dino being confiscated and dealt with as admin please. Wander aggressive dinos will be destroyed on sight. Wander aggressive dinos are considered harmful to the server and can result in an instant third strike in extreme cases.
  8. Each tribe is allowed only one tamed titanosaur and breeding them is not allowed. If a user breaks this rule all titanosaurs in the tribe will be deleted. The only maps that will allow them is theisland, scorched earth and rangarok. All other maps they will starve to death on.
  9. Turrets on platform dinos are to be limited to 5 turrets for a Paracer and Quetzal. For a Titanosaur and Bronto the limit is 10. Any others platform creatures not listed in this rule turrets will not allowed and will be deleted.
Ark PVP:

  1. WARNING: Due to the nature of PVP, violation of the rules (community or game specific) will result in an instant perma ban from the PVP server instead of the three strike system. If a member of your tribe has cheated, exploited, or hacked expect the entire tribe to receive punishment. If the tribe itself reports the member, there will be allowances made and reduced punishment for the tribe as a whole. Do not post publicly if you wish to report such behavior, PM an admin. Appeals must be submitted through the forums. Remember to conduct yourself by standards of good sportsmanship, use your best judgment when conducting yourself on the PvP servers and if you have questions consult an admin.
  2. Any and all situations where you can build inside or under the terrain are not allowed. We reserve the right to remove bases, items, and dinos from these locations at any time without warning. Ask an admin if you are worried and they will advise.
  3. Using mods to your advantage in PvP is strictly forbidden (ex. using redwood trees as walls, or using trees to build under the mesh, use foundations to hide a generator with S+, buying dinos from store to spawn in someone's base during a raid etc.). If you find a way to use mods to your advantage, do not do it. Store usage during a raid is forbidden due to the possible abuses. Please report abuses you see or discover to admins so we can help the gameplay stay fair for all. If you have any questions about what is or isn't allowed feel free to contact an admin for clarification.
  4. You are not allowed to block player spawn locations or obelisk on our servers. If your base resides on a one spawn point by accident you won't be penalized, but you will need to make it possible for them to escape your base without extensive measures. Under no conditions will tribes be allowed to block multiple spawn points for the purpose of not allowing any new players to play on the server (ex, using 1x1 locked structures or spiked walls that players cannot get out of). We reserve the right to remove these structures and if deemed necessary all structure belonging to offending tribes without warning.
  5. "Box Quetzals" as they are affectionately known in the community are not allowed. You are not allowed to use unintended building mechanics to box your quetzal (or other platform creatures) in to protect it from taking damage. Unintended building mechanics include floating structures of any kind. We retain the right to decide what is and is not intended game mechanics. Violation will result in instant termination of any offending animals without warning.
 
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Rook

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Conan Exiles:
  1. No blocking important resource locations, spawns, or pathways/waterways to get to important places. All of these must be accessible without any extensive means of a detour. A players should be able to fit any type of traffic through. If you have questions about your build feel free to ask an admin and they will advise.
  2. Guidelines for base building: Avoid taking large amounts of land (use what you take), reserving land with pillars/foundation spam intentionally blocking others from building, build anything intentionally meant to lag server (ex. Flashing lights, extreme high walls with no point, etc.), or building to close too a neighbor (without their permission). If your base can not be fully rendered in when standing at the center it is too large. If you can see another base at medium render distance you are building too close. Each tribe is allowed roughly three bases (a larger and two smaller), then one additional (larger) base for each member. Please note these are guidelines that admins use to determine if you're base(s) are in compliance with server policy to keep the game running as smoothly as possible for everyone. Since this rule is 'subjective', expect multiple admins to review and vote on if your base is in violation to avoid unfair bias. If you are found in volition you will be given time to make corrections unless the build is determined to intentionally harmful to server health in which case it will be destroyed instantly. Ask an admin before you build if you are worried and they will advise.
  3. Each tribe is allowed one temporary station (foundation/bed but not actual base) not located at the base for up to 3 days. If you need a time extension or wish to request permission to leave a temp station standing for a longer it must be approved by an admin.Temp stations are subject to the same build rules as bases.
  4. No taking items from players without their permission (ex. dragging wild animals onto a base to break boxes). Doing so will be considered greifing and subject to the community rules on the matter. Extreme cases can result in an instant third strike.
Pixark:
  1. Please be warned this game is still in early, early beta. As such admins might not be able to help you recover things lost to glitches (ex. Dinos) but we will try our best. Don't be salty over the things we can't help with because the commands to help simply have not been written into the game yet and there is little we can do about it. Harassing or badgering an admin over what they simply can not due will result in an instant third strike in extreme cases.
  2. The game is very buggy, with new bugs being found all the time. Help the game get better by reporting them. Do not exploit game mechanics to destroy other players bases, dinos, etc.
  3. Guidelines for base building: Never build anything intentionally meant to lag server (ex. extreme high walls with no point). Avoid taking large amounts of land (use what you take). Do not reserve land with pillars/foundation spam intentionally blocking others from building or building to close too a neighbor (without their permission). Each tribe is allowed roughly three bases per server (a larger and two smaller), then one additional (larger) base for each member. Please note these are guidelines that admins use to determine if you're base(s) are in compliance with server policy to keep the game running as smoothly as possible for everyone. Since this rule is 'subjective', expect multiple admins to review and vote on if your base is in violation to avoid unfair bias. If you are found in volition you will be given time to make corrections unless the build is determined to intentionally harmful to server health in which case it will be destroyed instantly without notice. Ask an admin before you build if you are worried and they will advise.
  4. Each tribe is allowed one taming pit or temporary station (base/taming pits) not located at the base for up to 3 days. Everything easily cleanable so it is expected you clean up after you are done using it.
  5. Do not block spawn areas or make them dangerous (adding lava, etc). Please move out of the starting area within 24 days so newer players can join. Limit digging in starting areas to what you need.
  6. No picking up players, or their dinos, without permission. No taking items from players without their permission (ex. using a wild dino to raid a base to break boxes). Doing so will be considered greifing and subject to the community rules on the matter. Extreme cases can result in an instant third strike.

  7. Dinos must be kept near their tribes base. Any dino found away from a base will have 24hrs to be recovered, then admins will deal with it as they see fit. Setting dinos to wander in the wild will result in the dino being confiscated and dealt with as admin please. Wander aggressive dinos will be destroyed on sight. Wander aggressive dinos are considered harmful to the server and can result in a instant third strike in extreme cases.
 
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ATLAS:
Rules for atlas. Of course all games follow the general community rules which may not be listed here. Please check the website to see the official community rules as well as the game specific rules. These rules ensure fairness in gameplay.

PVE Rules:

Listen to and obey the Atlas Staff if they are directing you to do something.

Claim flags are limited to your build area. DO NOT CLAIM JUST FOR TAXES. If you put a claim down build in it. People found violating this will be given 3 days to resolve this issue if not they will have ALL flags removed from the tiles.

Using any cheat or exploit and or other method to harm another player or player structure/boat in PVE is forbidden.

Blocking another player or trapping them is strictly forbidden.

Structure Spamming is forbidding.


PVP Rules:

Listen to and obey the Atlas Staff if they are directing you to do something.

Offline Raiding is strictly forbidden and is enforced with ORP. You have 15 mins on logout to be protected from PVP.

If pvp is started you can't just logout to prevent people from attacking you. Once and attack beings the battle can continue for 30 mins.

Structure Spamming is forbidding.
 
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