Lumber Yard Code of Conduct


This code of conduct is subject to change without notification. 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 Lumber Yard Servers. Server admins reserves the right to immediately suspend player accounts as it deems fit. Action taken is at the sole and absolute discretion of server admins.

This list is not exhaustive but represents clear guidelines for players to adhere to when playing on our servers. For something you’re unsure of, please use your best judgement. When in doubt, reach out to us at Ensure you’re acting with some semblance of decency when conducting yourself on our servers.

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, Aimbots, and Game Engine Modifications.

Exploiting - examples are not limited to but can include:

  • Attacking from, travelling 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)
  • Intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise)
  • 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)
  • Using cliff platforms to prevent tribes from building in their own bases

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 tribes base
  • Obstructing pathways or waterways for the purpose of denying another tribe access
  • Blocking access to important resources (ie. charge nodes, gas nodes, etc)
  • Intentionally filling the server tame limit via spamming tames and/or rafts

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

  • Structure Spamming - placing structures down such as pipes or wires for the purpose of disrupting others gameplay is against our code of conduct.
  • Intentionally using wild creatures to destroy a player’s assets.


Behaviour, Chat, and Interaction With Others

Interactions with other players 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, or any Official websites or forums related to 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.
  • Promote - do not send messages which are advertisements for inappropriate topics, including scamming, hacking, exploits or the sale of goods and services unless trading within the game for game specific resources, for example, 50 Stone for 1 Polymer, A trike for a Rex, etc.
  • Real-money trading (RMT) - ARK 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.

Most Important Rules

Don’t cheat and don’t be a jerk