Posts by Myrm


    Having had some experience with tinkering with the non-expert settings for my Nitrado Xbox Ark server, I am at the stage now where I'd like to switch to expert settings, in order to have a bit more scope with the server settings.

    Is there a page that lists all the settings in expert mode, with explanation of what these settings do? I have looked on the Internet (though I suspect I have totally missed it), and I can't find such information. All I seem to be able to find is a selection of certain settings and their functions.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Are you talking about the admin of a Tribe or giving somebody admin privileges for the game itself?

    For tribe admin, the current admin/owner of the tribe promotes the tribe member to become admin.

    For game admin, simply give the person the admin password.


    I am currently playing on a private Ragnarok server, where I have tamed a T-Rex. Me and my Rex were fighting some lobster like creatures and the Rex was stung enough times that he fell unconscious. Prior to this he was on follow me mode. To speed up his torpidity drop I went in search of stimbarries. As I was walking about I noticed my unconscious Rex levitating across the ground, following me.

    Is this a known bug? I have never encountered it before on any map, but then again I don't think I have ever had a tame get stung to unconsciousness. :D

    Hi Rondeau04

    The settings themselves, as I look under "General" reflect the changes I have made. For example, I ticked Enable Extra Structure Prevention Volumes, and it remains ticked. But those "physical" changes, as it were, are not reflected in the gameplay itself.

    I am having a similar issue of changed settings not being reflected in game.

    I made some changes to disallow cave building, building in rich resource areas and terrain clipping when placing building parts, such as foundations. I had formerly allowed it. However, after applying the changes (via the non-expert, default settings) I am still able to build in rich resource areas, build in caves and place foundations so that they clip into terrain. I stopped my server, waited 15 minutes and restarted, but the changes were not reflected. I then shut the server down and waited 30 minutes. Again, changes not reflected in game. That was two days ago, and there have been two daily auto-restarts to my server, and yet I can still build in caves, rich resource areas, and clip foundations into terrain, even though the settings show that the should not be allowed. This is on Xbox.

    Spookily enough, there's a multiplier called Dino Damage Multiplier in the settings:

    Dino Damage Multiplier
    Modifies the multipliers for damage caused by wild dinosaurs


    In my server settings I have allowed cave building, building in resource rich areas, and allowing building parts to clip into terrain.

    Today I decided to test out removing those permissions, so that people can't build in resource rich areas, can't build in caves, and can't allow building parts, such as foundations, to clip into terrain.

    I restarted the server and entered the game with the new settings. Prior to making the new settings I had a stone hut built on the rim of the volcano (Island). When I re-entered the map I was still able to build in a resource rich area, my existing building on the volcano rim was still present (I had expected it to be demolished due to the new setting), existing buildings are still clipped into the terrain, and I am still able to build in caves.

    I shut the server down again and this time waited 15 minutes before restarting the server. The new settings, though still active in the server settings, are still not being reflected on the server.

    Why are the new settings not being reflected in the game?

    Thank you.


    Yesterday, I banned two players from my Xbox server. Looking at the logs just now I saw one of them had logged in some hours AFTER I had banned them. They were banned using the Player Control option on the Nitrado control panel via my PC. In the game I opened the admin manager and indeed saw that the two players were on the banned list.

    The log showed that they "joined the ark" and then immediately "left the ark", all at the exact same time stamp, to the second.

    My question is, how does the banning work? What I mean is, if a player is banned can they still see my Ark on the server list? If so, are the able to attempt to join it, or are they immediately told "you are banned"?

    I am guessing that they were able to still see the ark on the list but their attempt to log in was rejected, but the log classed the attempt as joining the ark.

    I would appreciate some clarification on how the banning of players works.

    Thank you.

    Yup, sounds like someone having fun dragging folks to their deaths. Not a new thing.

    Yes, they admitted it when I confronted them about it. They claimed that dragging sleeping survivors to their deaths was classed as "PvE".

    They have both been banned and their structures/tames/survivors deleted.


    Over the past few days I have noticed a number of sleeping survivors being killed on my Xbox server.

    Normally, when looking at the logs, I can see when a survivor has been killed by, for example, a dino, as the log will say something like "human was killed by a raptor", or, "human1 was killed by human2".

    However, a few sleeping survivor deaths on my server have this noted in the logs: "human was killed". There is nothing to suggest what killed them. I don't believe they starved to death as normally the log would say something like "your raptor starved to death".

    I run a PvE server, so a player cannot directly kill another player (unless from the same tribe as friendly fire is enabled). However, I know that a sleeping survivor who is not sleeping on a bed can be dragged, for example, into the ocean, where they drown. All of the sleeping survivors who have been mysteriously killed over the past few days were not sleeping on beds. Some were out in the open, but some were actually in bases (but with the door left open.)

    I suspect this is another player going around and killing the sleeping survivors for the following reasons:

    1) Lack of explanation of the cause of death in the logs.

    2) All the deaths were of logged out survivors not sleeping on beds. In one base there were several sleeping survivors. The only ones not killed were those sleeping on beds, even though the bed and non-bed survivors were right next to each other.

    3) Some of the survivors were in bases, and albeit that the doors were open, I don't believe a dino has entered the small doorway and killed them.

    4) Whenever a sleeping survivor dies there is a certain new tribe/player logged in, and often during these deaths that tribe was the only one logged in.

    5) All the of the deaths started near this new tribe bases, and have fanned out from there.

    Could the lack of explanation of the death of a sleeping survivor mean that they were killed by another player indirectly?

    Taking into account the reasons I give above, is it likely my suspicions are correct?

    Thank you.