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 https://discord.io/lumberyard. 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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