Server Specs

Chasis Dell XPS 420
CPU Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
RAM 8GB DDR2 PC2-6400
FSB 800MHz

OS Debian 8 64-bit
Server Contact

Server Admin is Erin of the Tribe 5thLobe
Secondary Admin is Espas of the Tribe 5thLobe

The server is located in Tucson, Arizona within the continental United States of America

Admin Email is
Server Settings

Server Name: 5thLobeARKServer-TheCenter
Server Play is
Using Map
The Center
Using Mod DCIV Fast Rafts

Offline Raid Protection is
Extendable Foundations for Rafts and Saddles is On
Unlimited Mindwipes per Level is Enabled
Player Map Location is Enabled
PvP Structure Decay is On
Max No. of Players is set to 50
Player Max Level is 175
Difficulty is set to 6.67 (max wild dino ~ 200)
ARK Data Downloads are Disabled
Rates are set to 2x Harvesting 2x Taming
Experience and 15x Breeding and Maturation

Server Schedule

Server automatically updates daily at 2:00AM (Mountain Standard Time).

1 hour, 30 minute, and 10 minute warnings
are broadcast before server update
process begins.

Evolution Weekend begins at
2:00AM on Friday, and concludes at
2:00AM on Monday

Taming, Harvesting and Experience
are boosted to 4x during these events.



Update 260 isolated two aspects of the game into two variables and by default disables those two variables. We at 5th Lobe Systems thought this move to be in bad taste and have decided to enable these two variables on our servers. The two variables and the aspects they represent are as follows:

bAllowPlatformSaddleMultiFloors - This variable represents the ability to extend foundations on platforms, such as rafts and platform saddles, and allow the ability to build above and below the platform. We thought that this aspect was the basis of so many styles of play in the game that disabling it was a relatively cruel move against the community and we have it now enabled.

bAllowUnlimitedRespecs - This variable governs weather there are limits to the usage of mindwipe tonics per level for your character. The developers feared that players would respec and pad there crafting skill to craft high quality items then respec back to their original setup, ultimately circumventing the intended use. We felt that due to the inordinate amount of time and resources it takes to respec your character, the risk of abuse of this aspect would be low and would limit legitimate users of a mindwipe tonic. Therefore we have this enabled on our server as well allowing players to use mindwipe tonics as many times per level as they see fit.

Update 256 brought a flyer nerf that doesn't seem to be going over too well. The admins and community discussed the idea of what to do about it while Wildcard decides what it might do next. After throwing around a few ideas the decision was made and we have now implemented a new mod called "DCIV Fast Rafts" in an attempt to do some balancing of our own.

What this mod does:

  • This mod in no way replaces or removes the original Wooden Raft engram. Instead it adds an engram for DCIV Fast Wooden Raft.
  • This engram costs 1 engram point to learn. Its located as the very last engram at the bottom of the engram page.
  • The speed of this raft is said to be 4.5 times the speed of a normal raft. Yes, it is way faster than any post nerf bird. It also has a sharp turning capability and can go in reverse.
  • The raft is slightly more expensive than a normal raft. (Cost: 500 wood, 300 fiber, 100 hide.)
  • Otherwise it is the same as the normal Wooden Raft.

Keep in mind that this mod may only be temporary as it is completely unknown what direction Wildcard will go with the game. The admins welcome an ongoing regime of feedback from the community and will openly discuss the future of the status of this mod and any other adaptations we and the community deem necessary for the balance and enjoyment on our server.

Thanks for your attention
The Admin Team

Server Rules

While the administrators reserve the right to make any changes we see fit, our role as administrators is simply to maintain server hardware and promote the integrity of software operation. We do not wish to interfere with natural progression of relationships between players within the community. This means that the rules of the server are up to you the players. After all it is your game. However, there are a few things that will prompt some sort of action from the administrators:
1.) If you are using cheats, abusing glitches or are in anyway attempting to circumvent the intended function of the hardware or software we have provided, you will be banned permanently. We may also report you to Steam which can result in a VAC ban.
2.) If a large tribe, series of allied tribes or an alpha tribe are behaving in a tyrannical way or attempting to deploy strong arm tactics that are intended to diminish the potential for positive growth in the community, such individuals may be subjected to punishment. This may include a temporary or permanent ban from our systems.
3.) Any behavior that is considered a crime under the law which governs this server will not be tolerated. Furthermore, if it becomes necessary, the administrators of this server reserve the right to provide any and all assistance to law enforcement in the pursuit, arrest and prosecution of illegal acts using systems we have provided.

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