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Welcome to Astral ARK

Astral Imperium was founded on June 10th 2014. We opened our first ARK server in July 2015.

We are proud to host a Dual Cluster which contains our events map, Astral ARK, acting as a central server where our players can choose between PVE or PVP while still being a part of our larger community.

At the moment, our servers are available for PC Steam players only. Should the opportunity arise, we will open our servers to more platforms.

Choose your path

Upon joining our central hub, you must choose whether you want to access and play on our PVE or PVP servers.

Our cluster contains two sets of all official maps, one for each game mode. All our players, both PVE and PVP, can communicate with one another, take part in events and freely trade on The Hub.

Once you have chosen your path, you are tied to this game mode and the servers associated with it. You cannot change it afterwards without admin intervention, so choose carefully.

If you are looking to play on Astral ARK for the first time, you must join the Hub first via the button below before you can join any other maps.

Join links

Join the community

Get the latest news and announcements about Astral ARK, access the recruitment and trading channels and join in the server chat, all via Discord!

You can also raise tickets to request in-game assistance or get in touch with admins and moderators.

Rules

Do not try to work around the rules and limits that we have put in place.

It is the player’s responsibility to understand and follow the rules below and to check them regularly as they are subject to change.

Examples are given for context but do not cover all possible scenarios for each rule. If you are unsure whether something is allowed or not, please raise a ticket with us.

We reserve the right to intervene in any situation where we feel things have gotten out of hand.

We do not tolerate racism, abuse, discrimination or any form of hate.

All members of our community should be treating each other and the staff with respect, no matter what happens on the servers. Remember it’s only a game, everyone wants to have fun when playing, so don’t take frustrations out on others.

All information received will be weighed up equally when making decisions about player actions and behaviour so long as it concerns our community. Players interacting with the community and its members should behave in a respectful manner, no matter where they do it.

Do not build in unintended areas such as, but not limited to, within the mesh. If an area looks like it is not meant to be built in, ask the moderation team first before setting up your base.

PVE:

Players shouldn’t use game mechanics to purposefully antagonise others. This includes kiting wild dinos to bases and tames in progress or stealing from other tribes, for example loot from drops and OSDs.

PVP:

Players shouldn’t build a base whose ORP would overlap with another tribe’s structures or could be used to provide unintended protection during a raid.

ORPs should not be placed on traps, outposts or other secondary structures or builds used for attacking another tribe.

Players should choose unique names for their characters and tribes and not impersonate others. “123”, generic names and names containing unreadable characters such as ☐ are not allowed, as well as changing tribe name to conceal your identity.

Tribes should have the same members and name across all maps to be easily identifiable by the rest of the community. Players are responsible for who they invite in their tribe and alliances. Make sure you fully trust someone before giving them access to something you do not want to lose.

Alt accounts are not allowed, even within the same game mode.

This includes anywhere in artifact caves, obelisks, terminals, mission dispatchers, wild creatures nests areas, surface entrances on Aberration, access routes to the underworld on The Center and underground entrances on Valguero among others.

If a no-build zone has been placed down, do not try to find a way around it as your structures will be removed without warning.

PVE:

Do not build in artifact and resource-rich caves and areas, block pathways or prevent access to loot crates, explorer notes and glitches.

Oil nodes and gas veins should stay unlocked. Charge nodes should be freely accessible.

If you built your base on a spawn point, you should leave a way out so players don’t get stuck when spawning.

Build locations include anything that is placed in the world, such as bases, outposts, taming traps or spikes etc.

Players shouldn’t spam areas on a map for the sole purpose of claiming land and preventing others to build. Spam isn’t allowed as a build location.

Make sure to stay within the limits at all times, as we might remove extra build locations without warning.

PVE:

Each tribe can build 1 main base per map and 1 secondary building, no bigger than 10×10. In addition, 1 ocean platform, regardless of type, can be placed by each tribe per map.

PVP:

Each tribe can claim 2 build locations per map, including 5 enclosed areas maximum across all maps. In addition, 1 ocean platform, regardless of type, can be placed by each tribe per map.

Defensive structures and spam (turret towers, foundations etc.) should not extend further than 30 foundations away from a base perimeter.

A base perimeter is defined by the outer most wall or gate within the confines of the enclosed area for indoor bases, or the outer perimeter wall for outdoor bases. This perimeter should not be increased beyond what you reasonably need, it should also not be artificially extended to increase the spam radius.

Enclosed areas include but are not limited to caves, ratholes and other enclosed spaces.

PVE and PVP players are free to interact, communicate and trade with one another but should not involve themselves in each other’s cluster issues.

For example, PVE players shouldn’t purposefully be supplying dinos, weapons and ammo to a PVP tribe to fund a war.

Every trade between players from different game modes must in all circumstances be done through the Auction House. Two players from the same game mode may still trade in person.

Those rules apply for both PVP and PVE during tribe wars.

As each raid is different, admins and moderators will use their discretion to monitor things and ensure PVP is fair on both sides. Players should follow the rules specified below as well as any guidelines the moderation team will give out for a raid.

FOBs:
◦ A FOB shouldn’t exceed 4x4x4 in size.
◦ ORP shouldn’t be placed on a FOB.
◦ Only one FOB is allowed per base attacked, this includes the attacking tribe and their allies.
◦ If the defending tribe has built in a cave or an enclosed area, the FOB shouldn’t be placed within turret range of the entrance.
◦ Spam and any other structures placed during a raid by either the attacking or defending tribe should be removed as soon as the raid is over.

Platform saddles:
◦ Platform saddles should not be used to clip through structures, for example by building a tunnel.
◦ They should not be used to provide full protection to a dino or to prevent it from being targeted during a raid, for example by boxing it.

Rafts:
◦ Rafts should not be used to clip through structures, for example by building a tunnel.

Prisoners:
◦ Players can be kept prisoners for the duration of a raid but should be released as soon as the raid is over.

Rates & Settings

Our improved rates allow everyone to enjoy the game properly, no matter if you are playing casual or hardcore.

We are offering x1 Experience, x2 Resources, Taming and x4 Breeding. Events are run regularly on a weekly basis to increase specific rates.

General

100 slots per server

Max wild dino level: 150/190

Daily restarts ≈ Midnight

Auto-updates: Enabled

Rates

Experience: 1x

Resources: 2x

Taming: 2x

Breeding: 4x

Structures/Environment

Structures + ↓

Item Collector
Hatchery
Nanny (no imprint)
Multi-Tool: Pickup/Demolish
Omni-Tool: Basic Transfer/Advanced Transfer

Overall tribe limit: 7,250 ↓

Item Collector: 5
Hatchery: 3
Nanny: 2
AH Auctioneer: 2
AH Hatchery: 2
AH Stockman: 2
AH Transporter: 2
AH Mailbox: 2
Ocean platform: 1 (regardless of type)

Structure decay ↓

PVE:
Thatch: 7 days
Wood/Stone/Metal/TEK: 25 days

PVP:
Thatch/Wood: 5 days
Stone: 15 days
Metal/TEK: 25 days

Auto-destruction of nests/eggs/dams

Players/Tribes

Player weight: 1.5x

Max players in tribe: 10

Alliances: Enabled ↓

5 alliances per tribe
5 tribes per alliance

Tribe wars: Enabled (PVE)

Dinos

Max tamed (tribe): 300

Creature weight: 2x

Tames food consumption: 0.5x

Imprint by anyone

Cuddle interval: 8 hours ↓

Shorter intervals for dinos growing in less than 8 hours to allow for full imprint

Max level: 450 ↓

Genesis, X and R dinos: 500

Plugins

Discord ↔ In-game chat

Tribe Enforcer

Shop

Vote Rewards

Offline Raid Protection (PVP)

& more…

Plugins

We selected these plugins to improve our players’ gaming experience. As an example, each player joining our servers gets a free starter pack that they can claim right away.

Discord ↔ In-game chat

Messages sent from our #cross-chat Discord channel are also sent in-game across all maps, and vice versa. To do so, link your Discord account to the servers by following those simple steps:

1 – Join our Discord server
2 – Select a channel under the Astral ARK category
3 – Type /linkdiscord on Discord
4 – The bot will send you a PM with a code
5 – In chat in-game, type the command and code you received
6 – You have now linked your Discord account to the servers!

After linking your account, you will be able to use /kickme on Discord to be kicked from the servers and /ignore in-game to ignore specific players.

Tribe Enforcer

To ensure all players and tribes are easily identifiable, the name of a tribe and its members are the same across all maps. Each member added to the tribe on one map will be added to the others. The tribe will be automatically created once a tribe member logs on to a new map.

Tribe Enforcer is not enabled on The Hub to allow for more flexibility during events. We would still recommend that you create a tribe on this map.

When creating a tribe: Each tribe founder should transfer to all maps after creating their tribe to avoid any issues.

When kicking tribe members: It is best to kick the member on all maps to ensure tribe members are up to date across the cluster.

When merging: The owner of the tribe that has been merged into the other should log on all maps to automatically merge tribes across the cluster.

Safe Zones

A community forge and safe zone are available on most maps.
They contain fresh water, crafting stations, an incubation area and a donation vault and cryofridge where other players can leave items, gear and dinos they don’t use anymore.

PVP is not allowed in these areas, even on PVE during tribe wars.

Expand PVE coordinates ↓

– The Island:

Safe Zone: 89 LAT / 24 LON
Community Forge: 57 LAT / 51 LON

– The Center:

Safe Zone: 59 LAT / 64 LON
Community Forge: 64 LAT / 69 LON

– Ragnarok:

Safe Zone: 18 LAT / 22 LON
Community Forge: 79 LAT / 63 LON

– Valguero:

Safe Zone: 63 LAT / 48 LON
Community Forge: 31 LAT / 9 LON

– Crystal Isles:

Safe Zone: 55 LAT / 25 LON
Community Forge: 56 LAT / 48 LON

– Scorched Earth:

Safe Zone: 65 LAT / 56 LON

– Aberration:

Safe Zone: 46 LAT / 22 LON

– Extinction:

Safe Zone: 51 LAT / 66 LON

– Genesis 2:

Public TP – Eden Tunnel: 46 LAT / 59 LON
Public TP – Rockwell Tunnel: 49 LAT / 40 LON

Expand PVP coordinates ↓

– The Island:

Safe Zone: 89 LAT / 24 LON
Community Forge: 36 LAT / 59 LON

– The Center:

Safe Zone: 59 LAT / 64 LON
Community Forge: 64 LAT / 69 LON

– Ragnarok:

Safe Zone: 18 LAT / 22 LON
Community Forge: 79 LAT / 63 LON

– Valguero:

Safe Zone: 63 LAT / 48 LON
Community Forge: 31 LAT / 9 LON

– Crystal Isles:

Safe Zone: 55 LAT / 25 LON
Community Forge: 56 LAT / 48 LON

– Scorched Earth:

Safe Zone: 70 LAT / 59 LON

– Aberration:

Safe Zone: 46 LAT / 22 LON

– Extinction:

Safe Zone: 51 LAT / 66 LON

– Genesis 2:

Public TP – Eden Tunnel: 46 LAT / 59 LON
Public TP – Rockwell Tunnel: 49 LAT / 40 LON

Vote rewards

You can earn Metal Ingots, Element, shop points and a chance of getting saddle blueprints and chibis by voting for our servers, all instantly delivered to you in-game.

1 – Join the Discord server below
2 – Follow the instructions in #getting-started
3 – Use .vote 100246444 in TopArkServers Discord
4 – Type /claim in chat in-game

Using scripts/bots to vote can get you banned from both TopArkServers and Astral ARK.
Vote
Custom cuddle intervals

Creatures that mature in less than 8 hours have a custom cuddle interval to ensure that players can fully imprint them at any time.

Timers:

Regular custom intervals ↓

– Archaeopteryx, Dodo, Lystrosaurus: 03:00
– Dilophosaur, Oviraptor, Troodon, Otter: 04:30
– Carbonemys: 05:00
– Dimorphodon, Vulture: 05:30
– Gallimimus, Pachy, Parasaur: 05:45
– Hesperornis, Kairuku: 06:15
– Morellatops, Pegomastax, Jerboa, Mesopithecus: 07:00

Custom intervals during Baby Boom ↓

– Archaeopteryx, Dodo, Lystrosaurus: 02:00
– Dilophosaur, Oviraptor, Troodon, Otter: 03:00
– Carbonemys: 03:20
– Dimorphodon, Vulture: 03:40
– Gallimimus, Pachy, Parasaur: 04:00
– Hesperornis, Kairuku: 04:15
– Morellatops, Pegomastax, Jerboa, Mesopithecus: 04:45
– Anglerfish, Beelzebufo, Deinonychus, Diplocaulus, Ichthyornis, Kaprosuchus, Megalania, Pegalornis, Pteranodon, Raptor, Manta: 05:40
– Allosaurus, Baryonyx, Carnotaurus, Dimetrodon, Electrophorus, Iguanodon, Pachyrhinosaurus, Sarco, Terror Bird, Triceratops, Velonasaur, Dire Bear, Gasbags, Hyaenodon, Procoptodon, Woolly Rhino: 07:20
Shop

You can buy starter kits, resources and more from our shop in-game with points that you earn by playing on our servers, participating in server events or supporting us.

Commands:
/kit freestarter – To claim your free starter pack
/buykit kitname amount – Adds a kit
/kit kitname – Redeems a kit you own
/kit – To see the kits you already own
/buy ID amount – To instantly buy items
/points – Display your total amount of points

Dino tracker

Players can locate their own dinos as long as they remember their names or the species. You can only locate dinos belonging to your own tribe.

Commands:
/track DinoName – Locates a specific dino
/track DinoSpecies – Locates all dinos of a specific species

Partial searches also work for names and dino species. For example “/track bulb” will locate your bulbdogs.

Offline Raid Protection (PVP)

Each tribe can set one area per map where structures and dinos are protected 5 minutes after the last online member logs out. Each area has a radius of 30 foundations. It also prevents combat logging if you or your tribe members have been involved in PVP shortly before disconnecting and will only take effect after 1 hour.
ORPs expire after 20 days of inactivity.

Commands:
/setorp – Sets an ORP at your location
/removeorp – Removes an ORP
/showorp – Shows the range of your ORP
/raid – Shows if you are on RAID cooldown

Server Hardware

Astral01

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5950X
RAM: 128GB Memory
SSD: PCIE 4.0 M.2 Drives

Maps:

The Hub (Astral ARK)
(PVE) Aberration
(PVE) Scorched Earth
(PVE) The Center
(PVP) Aberration
(PVP) Scorched Earth
(PVP) The Center

Astral02

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5950X
RAM: 128GB Memory
SSD: PCIE 4.0 M.2 Drives

Maps:

(PVE) The Island
(PVE) Ragnarok
(PVE) Valguero
(PVE) Crystal Isles
(PVE) Extinction
(PVE) Genesis I
(PVE) Genesis II

Astral03

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5950X
RAM: 128GB Memory
SSD: PCIE 4.0 M.2 Drives

Maps:

(PVP) The Island
(PVP) Ragnarok
(PVP) Valguero
(PVP) Crystal Isles
(PVP) Extinction
(PVP) Genesis I
(PVP) Genesis II

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