>Maelstrom Gaming< //MGS\\
>Maelstrom Gaming< //MGS\\
July 7, 2017
United Kingdom (Great Britain) 
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HaTcH Jul 17, 2017 @ 2:11am
PvE Server Rules

1) NO CHEATING, GLITCHING, HACKING, DUPING, STEALING or TROLLING. If you are found to be purposely doing any of these activities, you will be immediately banned.

2) MANNERS: they are free and easy. No racism, bullying or toxicity at Maelstrom.
2a) If you loot a beaver dam, take everything from it so it is destroyed and can respawn. Drop the items you do not want.
2b) Do not drop unwanted Wyvern/Drake eggs - it will prevent eggs from spawning in nests. If it is one you do not want, eat it so a new one will spawn.
2c) Please clean up after yourself - this includes torches, taming pens, campfires, etc.
2d) Do not kite wyverns, gigas or any other dinos into someone’s base.
2e) Do not build a new base right next to someone - if you want to build close by, be courteous and ask first.
2f) Do not leave tames on wander or aggressive outside tour base. As this can cause your dino to accidentally attack someone’s tame.
2g) Loot Crates, whoever gets there first can loot it. "I saw it first" does not apply. Again, good manners can go a long way. If you get there first and don't want some of the items, try offering them to the other person.
2h) Hitching posts, please do not keep dinos hitched 24/7 this is causing some players to crash out of game. please un-hitch the dinosaurs once finished. if found and non of the tribe is one the hitching post will be deleted
2i) Stacked foundations, this also influences players and causes crashes client side. please make sure you don not build high walls out of foundations and try to keep foundation stacking to a minimum for your area.

3a) Non-passive tames: Do not hit or try to steal another players tame or kite wild dinosaurs to fight the unconscious dino. If someone is actively taming a dino, let them finish.
3b) Passive tames: if you do not have any food on the dinosaur you wish to tame, then you have no claim over it and is still fair game to anyone else. These dinosaurs are first come, first served and "I saw it first" is not a viable argument for claiming ownership. Spooking a passive dino in the middle of a tame is also not allowed and can be classed as trolling.(edited)

4) BASES - We like to see creativity at Maelstrom but there some things we do not like to see.
4a) BLOCKING. Don't block access to resources, Explorer notes, cave entrances, coastal areas or bridges to travel through/across. You can grant all players access via Behemoth gates, left unlocked and on auto-close, so all players can still get their dinos through. If this is done please place large signs up so players will know that they still can get through when you’re not online.
If it’s found that an area is completely blocked from getting through or past, the tribe/player will be asked to grant access or to make alterations. If things have not been changed after 48 hours admins will make alterations for the tribe AKA Behemoth size holes.
4b) TAMING PENS. If you set up a taming pen, take it down when you are done. If an admin comes across taming pens that players are not using, they will be deleted without warning. We have seen a growing trend to bolt a base to a taming pen; if this is not your main base this will still be deemed a “Taming Pen” and deleted. WARNING - Repeated offenders will face a destroytribestructures command. Taming pens on rafts are okay on The Island, The Center and Ragnarok, but are not OK on Scorched Earth or Aberration due to the relatively smaller sizes of those maps and small bodies of water.
4c) OBELISKS: please never build anything on the obelisks, as this can create problems for players wanting to use them for bosses and ARK to ARK transfers. Structures can and will be deleted without warning.
4d) WATER VEINS, OIL, GAS & CHARGE NODES: Please do not claim all the veins and nodes on the maps. 1 per tribe is more than enough. Excessive claiming will lead to the removal of the structures with no warning. Double veins are exempt as they are too close together, it is okay to claim both (SE and Ragnarok). Charge nodes (Aberration) are not to be blocked and all players must be able to get to the nodes at all times.
Side note. ECO mod Water Veins may be crafted and placed where desired.
4e) BASE SPAMMING, we like bases but when placing multiple small huts (resource shacks and bed boxes) around is not fair and does also apply to foundation claiming with the same outcome as foundation claiming.
4f) LAND CLAIMING, we are seeing many tribes claiming massive amounts of space with nothing in the base. we will be talking to the player/tribe as we would see their vision. If it is just an exerise to land claim it will be removed by the admin.(edited)
4g) FOUNDATION CLAIMING: Placing pillars, torches or any other structures to stop players from building. This includes placing a foundation with just a bed on it or some other random item. If you need an outpost, build a proper building. Scattered landscape claiming can negatively affect the respawn rates of dinos and resources. If found they will be deleted without warning. WARNING - Repeat offenders will face a destroytribestructures command.
4h) EGG COLLECTORS / ITEM COLLECTORS / ELEMENT CATALYSERS & CHARGE INJECTORS: all must be placed within the confines of your base or on your dinosaur platform. Placing small buildings with just collectors them is considered foundation claiming. If found they will be deleted without warning. Do NOT place them near another player’s base or park your platform dino next to another player’s base in an attempt to steal their eggs or items.

5) INCUBATORS & UPGRADE STATIONS : These are player and tribe advancement incentives and are not to be shared outside of your tribe. They are never to be sold, loaned or given to another tribe to use, including tribe alliances. If this rule is ignored, admins will delete anything hatched illegally from incubators without warning, including the incubator. We receive full logs of all dinosaurs hatched, bred, tamed and killed. Items created from illegally gained upgrade stations will be deleted along with the station.

6) WYVERNS & ROCK DRAKES : Acquiring wyverns, rock drakes, their eggs or milk is a TRIBE/single player only activity. Players must acquire these items on their own or with other tribe members (tribe allies and friends CANNOT help you). Wyverns and Drakes are also NOT claimable by anyone at any time outside of your tribe nor are you allowed to sell or give them away. If you are leaving the game and not coming back, you must euthanize any wyverns or drakes you own and destroy any eggs or milk. If you are in a tribe you may leave them with your tribe instead. Making a temporary alliance to get around the rule is also a breach of the rule. Illegally acquired wyverns or drakes will result in both tribes losing all wyverns/drakes
6a) there will be occasional special trading events in designated areas to allow the sale of Wyvern and Drake eggs and the sale of fully grown Wyverns and Drakes. All sales and payments are to be made at the event ONLY. A breech of this rule will result in the Wyvern or Drake being euthanized and removed from game.

7) TEK TIER: all Tek gear and structures Plus TEK Dinosaurs
7a) Tek tier items are considered end game. It is illegal to give, sell, share or loan Tek items outside of your own tribe. This includes the use of a transmitter for going to a boss fight. If you have players from another tribe that are attending a boss fight, you must go to an obelisk to enter the boss arena. This goes for all Tek items with any function.
7b) Element since the changes in the s+ mod element is now classed the same as Tek. Only time this is allowed is when tribe band together to take on bosses and element can be shared then.
7c) Tek dinosaurs fall into Rule#6 Drakes & Wyverns

Any active circumvention of the rules are considered as breaking the rules and the same punishment will apply
The Maelstrom Rules are here to help players have a clean map and for new starters to setup. Anyone experiencing Trolling or any other form or harassment please let an admin know as we believe no one should suffer alone. We are a community of like-minded players and we are here to help
Last edited by HaTcH; Jul 19 @ 6:36am