The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

All of our servers are now host­ed on servers we rent from Nitra­do, offer­ing a bet­ter pre­form­ing more sta­ble expe­ri­ence. New Arks will be added to the clus­ter as they are avail­able. Our clus­ter is com­plete­ly cross ark com­pat­i­ble so you can trans­fer your char­ac­ters and dinos around to each map on demand.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly the char­ac­ters and dinos from the old­er Fix The Meta servers are unable to be trans­ferred to the new PC host­ed servers. There is noth­ing we can do about that as it is cur­rent­ly impos­si­ble to trans­fer saved data from a PS4 host­ed serv­er to a PC host­ed serv­er. We feel the ben­e­fits and new sta­bil­i­ty out weight the loss of our old data. Sor­ry for the loss but we will not have to lose data like that again as these are our per­ma­nent servers.


How Do I Join The Fix The Meta Ark Servers?

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

Open Ark, Select join. Go down to the bottom left side of the screen and look for a box that shows The type of Ark you are searching for (Official, Player Dedicated etc.) and select Unofficial PC Servers. Leave the show password box unchecked. Select Ark+Scorched Earth at the top of the screen.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

In the search bar at the top of the screen, Type in FixTheMeta.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

Select the server you would like to join and then select join at the bottom of the screen.

Think­ing about join­ing the Fix The Meta PS4 Ark Serv­er? Maybe you already play on it? Either way we hope you enjoy play­ing with us. Our goal is to cre­ate a fun, safe, friend­ly place for peo­ple to Play and Progress in Ark.

In order to do that we have to have some rules. These rules will be enforced by our team of vol­un­teer admins, as well as some of our own from Fix the Meta.


Server Rules: These Apply To All Fix The Meta Servers


Report Rule Violations, Server Problems etc. to TheLegendOfTaco on PSN, Do not send reports to Official_FTM as that account is just used to host the Player Dedicated Server.

The Golden Rules, Violating These Rules = Instant Perma Ban

  1. NO steal­ing. This is an instant ban.
  2. NO build­ing on resource spawns, this includes:
    • met­al
    • crys­tal
    • obsid­i­an
    • beaver dams

This is also an instant ban if you built around the resource spawn so it’s inside the walls of your base. It has to be acces­si­ble to every­one or you struc­ture will be torn down.

3. NO block cave entrances. If oth­er play­ers can not enter, your struc­tures will be torn down. You get one warn­ing, after which you pro­ceed to block the entrance again, you will be instant­ly banned.

4. NO greifing/trolling ( ex. kit­ing dinos to bases and tames, pick­ing play­ers up and drop­ping them to their death, lock­ing peo­ple in cages, drop­ping dinos in bases, etc.). Depend­ing on the sever­i­ty and rea­son (ex. per­son stole from them) of the trolling you will be imme­di­ate­ly banned.

Oth­er Rules of Fix the Meta Serv­er

  1. One main base is allowed. You can build small­er bases “satel­lite” bases in sec­tions of the map (ex. One large base in Jun­gle North, then small bases for spawns and such in Red­woods and Cold Zone, etc)
  2. NO large unnec­es­sary build­ings that con­tain noth­ing. Each build­ing in your main base must have a func­tion.
  3. NO ridicu­lous land claim­ing. Claim what you need and do not set foun­da­tions in an area you are not plan­ning to use.
  4. If you are plan­ning to build near some­one who is already estab­lished, get their per­mis­sion to build before you start.
  5. NO con­stant beg­ging. Ask­ing for help is fine, but con­stant­ly ask­ing for help is very irri­tat­ing. Peo­ple are play­ing too and are very busy, blow­ing up the chat box is not going to make any­one want to help you.
  6. When doing a trade deal and a play­er gets ripped off by anoth­er play­er, it will either be set­tled by an admin (depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion), the two tribes will set­tle it or they will go to war. There will be no hid­ing behind PvE. The two tribes in dis­pute will have PvP enabled if they can’t come to an agree­ment.
  7. All rea­son­able requests from admins should be met.
  8. No build­ing on Obelisk, A bed for fast trav­el is fine but no bases.
  9. You must destroy all unused struc­tures, repeat­ed offens­es will get you banned.
  10. If you build a trap in the wild to tame some­thing please remove it when you are done
  11. Pipes need to be order­ly and func­tion­al, No crazy plumb­ing mazes and pipes that are dis­con­nect­ed will dis­ap­pear after a short time. Pipes and water taps cause lag, we under­stand they are nec­es­sary but do not go crazy.

As we all know Ark has some bugs, It is very frus­trat­ing to lose things to these bugs but unfor­tu­nate­ly we can not replace every­thing that is lost every time, Admins would like to actu­al­ly play too. If you did lose a dino or items please send screen­shot proof to TheLe­gend­Of­Ta­co on PSN.

We will be host­ing events along with doing some cool stuff here and there on top of our base rates of 10x breed­ing, mat­u­ra­tion, incu­ba­tion and mat­ing cool down (less!). Also 5x tam­ing and 2x mate­r­i­al gath­er­ing, try­ing to keep Ark fun and fair.

If the serv­er goes down, is unavail­able or is expe­ri­enc­ing prob­lems, please mes­sage and admin. Do not mes­sage the serv­er host. Those mes­sages will not seen.

Please report any prob­lems you have on the serv­er to an admin, with a screen­shot if you can.

Those are the rules of the serv­er. It’s all about keep­ing the game fun and chal­leng­ing, free of admin and play­er abuse so you can enjoy the game you paid for.


Map Specific Rules

The stan­dard serv­er rules apply to all servers, but some maps may have spe­cif­ic addi­tion­al rules. These will be updat­ed as new prob­lems arise and/or as changes are made to Ark.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules
Scorched Earth

 

Do not build wyvern traps right up against the scar, build them a lit­tle ways back please.

Do not build traps on the bridges over the scar.

Do not build large bases near the scar, it caus­es too much lag for peo­ple kit­ing wyverns.

Do not kill wyverns in oth­er people’s traps.

Do no steal or “snipe” wyvern eggs from nest when you can see anoth­er play­er is going for it.

Do not block water sources.

Do not drop wyvern eggs in the air, eat unwant­ed eggs. It shows who drops the egg and repeat offend­ers will be banned.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

Do not build wyvern traps right up against the scar, build them a lit­tle ways back please.

Do not build traps on the bridges over the scar.

Do not build large bases near the scar, it caus­es too much lag for peo­ple kit­ing wyverns.

Do not kill wyverns in oth­er people’s traps.

Do no steal or “snipe” wyvern eggs from nest when you can see anoth­er play­er is going for it.

Do not drop wyvern eggs in the air, eat unwant­ed eggs. It shows who drops the egg and repeat offend­ers will be banned.


FAQ

What are the XP, Breeding, Taming etc. Rates?

The rates on all Fix The Meta servers are 2x XP, 2x Har­vest­ing, 5x Tam­ing and 10x Breed­ing

Are the servers PVP or PVE?

All of our servers are PVE unless oth­er­wise stat­ed in the serv­er title.

Are Tribes Allowed?

Yes! We have a forum right here on FixTheMeta.com so you can find tribes and trade with tribes on the Fix The Meta servers.

Is there a way I can find a tribe to play with?

You can use our forums here and make a look­ing for tribe post in the tribe and trad­ing sec­tion, also take the time to get to know the play­ers on your serv­er. Most peo­ple are nice and will tribe up with you once they get to know you.

I cant connect to the server, what should I do?

If you can not con­nect to the serv­er mes­sage TheLe­gend­Of­Ta­co on PSN or make a post in the serv­er issues sec­tion of the forum so we know some­thing is wrong, then we will do what we can to fix it.

How do I report somebody breaking the rules or being abusive?

To make a report please send screen­shots or video proof to TheLe­gend­Of­Ta­co or IvanaHumper­lot on PSN, you can also make a forum post in the report­ing sec­tion.

How do I cross Ark travel between the Fix The Meta Servers?

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

Go to an Obelisk and open its terminal.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

If you want to transfer a dino with you select the creatures tab at the top right of the screen. Take you saddle off and take all inventory items off the dino that you want to keep and put them in your inventory. Don’t Forget your saddle!!! If your mount is in range you will see it in the list on the right. Select your dino and press the square right next to tamed creatures.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

A message saying you will destroy your dinos inventory will pop up. if you already have want you want to keep go ahead and press X to accept.

The Fix The Meta Ark Server FAQ and Rules

After your dino has been uploaded, In the center column you will see a button that says travel to another Ark, select that and a server browser will appear showing all the FixTheMeta servers. Select which server you would like to travel to and hit join. When you load into the new server go to an Obelisk to retrieve your uploaded dino and be on your way.