Welcome


Do you like to breed dinos like a mad man? We got you covered. Do you like to be the protector of the server and mediate for others? We got you covered! Do you like to PVE but also like knowing that opposition can be lurking in a bush nearby? We got you covered!! Do you want to finally get the chance to fight bosses on a server with others? WE GOT YOU COVERED!!!

This cluster has higher rates to bypass the tedious grinding so you can get building quicker, into pvp quicker, and after an invasion back on your feet quicker for that sweet sweet revenge.

By the way. This server does not wipe! Except for that one time... When the settings significantly changed... Wiping may have a fun, fresh, and exciting feel for a few days or so, but for those who invest in a server it can be annoying, pointless, and needlessly disruptive. A lot of servers like to wipe to give that fresh feel to everyone but with higher rates the fresh feel doesn't last long. We want long term players here. Players that care to invest their time and know a server wipe will not destroy that investment. Besides, players can do that part. Wouldn't it be more rewarding to join a server as the underdog, make allies, build up, then go after the big dog and put a muzzle on them? That's what a Badd Neighbor does!

When you join our cluster you can press F1 to read up on some stuff and things to include event info and also to join our Discord if you have not done so already and revisit our website. As a tribe, you also get to your very own tribe tab from here. This tab has 2 sections. A section that is editable by everyone in the tribe for leaving notes for each other, and another section that is editable by only tribe admins for leaving notes and messages to the peons.

Come join our community and help the server thrive.



Rules


Current Rules as of 14 AUG

- You are allowed turrets at ONLY 2 locations per map (a location can be a base)
  • 1 of these locations can have beds nearby, the other location cannot
  • Turrets meaning automated and unmanned turrets (plant x are automated turrets)
  • Beds meaning any type of spawn point (bed, bunk bed, tek sleeping pod/bag, etc.)
  • Teleporters have no limitations in this rule

- DO NOT name your player, dinos, or structures vulgar words
- DO NOT be a piece of shit and stream snipe our streamers
- DO NOT build at obelisks or their immediate perimeters
- DO NOT build in any artifact cave or obstruct players from entering them in any way
- DO NOT leave behind structures used for taming creatures
- DO NOT mesh or glitch your character under, through or into the map terrain
- DO NOT mesh or glitch your character under, through or into any type of structure
- DO NOT use rafts or platform saddles to mesh your structures into enemy structures
- DO NOT block more than 1 side of a platform dino with structures
- DO NOT "inside" your tribe
- DO NOT be toxic in global chat
- DO NOT use vulgar language in global chat
- DO NOT pod, cage, incapacitate, or imprison players over 30m
- DO NOT raid the same base within a 6 hour period
- DO NOT foundation wipe bases unless you build a base there afterwards
- DO NOT make vacuum compartments invisible - they must be noticeable
- DO NOT try to kill passively protected dinos or circumvent the intention of the mod

- PVP is inevitable, understand it WILL happen, and in many forms
- It is good practice to have backup plans in case you get raided
- Its unfortunate server settings can't please everyone - you dont HAVE to play here :)
- Good PVP sportsmanship and trash talking is encouraged - it's ARK
- You can trash talk the server owner or any admin - they are players not gods
- Fostering the server population and recruiting is requested
- Bring over your friends from other servers or even better invite your enemies
- Streamers are welcomed, watch their streams to support them
- You can leave teleporters and transmitters around the map IF they are unlocked
- You are allowed to cover your rider on a platform saddle or raft
- Tribe owners will be held responsible for their tribe where applicable - OWN your tribe


- It is commonly known that ARK is not a very well-polished game. Similarly to being on official, if you lose stuffs due to lag, game issues, random glitchyness, oddities, crashes, or not knowing something can happen the way it does; it is gone and will not be replaced unfortunately. It can be very time consuming to verify and validate each occurrence since it happens too often. It is also too easy for someone to claim false incidents. If you lose stuffs due to something caused directly by the server owner, there is possibly hope for you.

- You are asked to follow the rules of this server. If you do not follow the rules for whatever reason you have there are different courses of action that will be taken depending on the situation and severity. You may be asked to correct the issue. Dinos, structures, or items might be removed for you. You may get banned. It is the player's responsibility to read, understand, and comply with the rules. Tribe owners have a responsibility to ensure certain rules that are within their control are not broken due to lack of organization.

- If you see someone not following the rules, speak with them in chat if possible. To escalate the issue join discord and post screenshots or videos in the Report Violations channel.


Connect

You can find our cluster and join it by clicking the links below

Direct Connect using URL: Manually add IP and Port info to Steam favorites:
  • 65.191.146.51:27016 - Aberration
  • 65.191.146.51:27017 - Extinction
  • 65.191.146.51:27018 - Event Map (Floating Island)
  • 65.191.146.51:27019 - Genesis (when released)
  • 65.191.146.51:27020 - Ragnarok
  • 65.191.146.51:27021 - Scorched Earth
  • 65.191.146.51:27022 - Starter Map (Ragnarok)
  • 65.191.146.51:27023 - The Center
  • 65.191.146.51:27024 - The Island
  • 65.191.146.51:27025 - Valguero
ARK Bot - View useful tribe and server info (steam login req for tribe info): Join Discord (use this link to invite others to join!): Subscribe to the Cluster's Mod Collection before you join (recommended): View Badd Neighbor on BattleMetrics View Badd Neighbor on TopArkServers View Badd Neighbor on ArkServers View Badd Neighbor on Ark-Servers View Badd Neighbor on ArkBrowser

Settings

- Normal Maps on the Cluster:
Aberration, Extinction, Ragnarok, Scorched Earth, The Center, The Island, Valguero.

- Special Map also on the Cluster:
Starter Map (Ragnarok) Everything can transfer off this map to any other map on the cluster but nothing can transfer in to this map. 30 day wipe rotation for this map to force noobies to the rest of the cluster. ORP enabled on this map. Structure Resistance is 2x on this map. Unlimited Respecs allows on this map.

- Special Map also on the Cluster:
Event Map (Floating Island)

- 7.5x experience
- 15x gathering
- 30x taming
- 25x baby maturation
- 25x egg hatch
- 6x cave damage
- 2x wild dino spawns
- 0.5x passive feed time interval (passive tame twice as fast)
- 1.5x turret damage (50% more damage)
- 0.2x mating interval (can mate more often)
- 3x spike wall damage
- 1.5x player health increase (15 per point instead of 10)
- 1.5x player weight increase (15 per point instead of 10)
- 2x player food increase (20 per point instead of 10)
- 2x player water increase (20 per point instead of 10)
- 0.75x player crafting increase (7.5 per point instead of 10)
- 0.5x player max torpor (100 max torpor instead of 200)
- 15m auto save interval
- 45s structure damage repair cooldown
- 5x crafting speed on fab, smithy, chem, and s+ station
- 2x crafting speed on indy grinder and laboratory
- 10x crafting speed on indy forges and cookers
- 10x crop growth speed
- 2x quality of fishing rewards
- 2x global spoil timer (takes twice as long)(on scorched earth only)
- 1.25x wild dino damage (they deal 25% more damage)
- 1.1x wild dino resistance (they take 10% less damage)
- 2x fabricated pistol damage (100% more damage but only to other players)
- 0.75x railgun damage (25% less damage but only to players and tamed dinos)
- 20h timer on uploaded items, dinos and characters
- 60s reuse cooldown on beds
- 30s reuse cooldown on bunk beds
- 15s reuse cooldown on tek sleeping pods
- 20s pvp death respawn interval (if pvp killed again within 300s adds an additional 20s)

- game difficulty = 10 (official = 1)
- max wild dino level 300
- max wild tek dino level 360
- max wyvern egg / rock drake egg level 380 (max deinonychus egg level 300)
- max player level 200 (230 with both alpha ascensions)
- dinos can be leveled up 75 levels after tame
- dinos are limited to 150 points on a single stat (instead of 255 max)
- dino ally look is defaulted to disabled on all dinos
- intake pipes work everywhere (not just in water)
- no server wipes (except that one time...)
- reward vault system (see rewards page)
- enough engram points to learn everything
- no afk/idle timeout timer
- 1000 entry tribe log
- tribe logs can be configured to be sent to discord! (join discord to find out how)
- cluster auto restarts everyday between 5:00am-8:00am est
- cluster auto updates and restarts within 10 minutes of a patch release
- cluster auto updates and restarts within 10 minutes of a mod update release
- 7 player tribe limit
- alliances disabled
- player join notifications disabled
- player leave notifications disabled
- fun events cluster wide
- s+ doors set to manual operation on placement as default
- floating damage text enabled
- gamma changing enabled
- maximum tamed dinos per tribe = 400
- maximun tamed dinos per map = 4000
- platform dinos with structures on them increase dino count by 10
- character respawn animation after death disabled
- unlimited mindwipe use (24 hour reuse timer)
- flyers are not allowed in caves
- no collision check on structure placement
- flyers recover stamina while being stood on (quetz/wyvern/griffin etc)
- any tribe member can care for dinos
- 8 day auto decay for dinos if player/tribe does not log in
- wall spikes damage riderless dinos
- discord notifications when servers are restarting and when back online
- global chat can be seen across the entire cluster
- global chat can be seen in discord
- global chat can be messaged from discord
- griffins can pick up anky's, doed's, and beaver's even when they have a rider
- max dino grab weight for argent and griffin = drag weight 180
- griffins are naturally breedable
- moths are naturally breedable
- autofly disabled on tape, ptero, moth, argent (similair to when you mount owls)
- ptero spin attack has 1 second cooldown (default is ~5 seconds)
- structure pickup disabled when structure is damaged
- structure limits per tribe: 1 s+ cloning chamber, 1 s+ element catalyzer, 2 s+ charge stations, 2 s+ mutator, 2 s+ gavager, 3 s+ transmitter, 3 s+ teleporter, 3 s+ forcefield, 4 s+ hatchery, 4 s+ nanny, 5000 structures per tribe (the vanilla version of the s+ structures listed here do not have structure limits)
- the following items cannot be found or obtained on this cluster for vaious reasons: spyglass, tek atv, s+ tek atv, s+ blueprint maker, s+ dynamic gate, s+ dynamic gateway, s+ dynamic pillars, s+ personal teleporter, s+ internal piping, s+ internal wiring, s+ spray painter, s+ pillarator, s+ repair gun, s+ transfer gun, s+ command tool, speedy flyer mod griffin charm
- the following items must be bought via reward vault: wooden cage, handcuffs
- the following items must be found via loot drops: alpha leed blubber, speedy flyer mod wyvern charm, speedy flyer mod phoenix charm

Mods

Mods that are run on this cluster:

StackMeMore - alters the stack quantity and weight of items
Structures Plus (Open Source) - adds tons of useful items and structures into the game
Naj's Speedy Flyers - lets flyers have an increasable speed stat and lets griffins breed
Protected Passives - passive dinos become safe from damage if certain criteria is met
TCs Auto Rewards - rewards players for playing every 15 minutes and every 24 hours
Editable Server UI (WBUI) - shows server rules/info by pressing the F1 key in game
Super Spyglass (Badd Neighbor) - lets you view a dinos level up point distribution
The Last Grapple - reusable grapple with no cross bow reload glitch!
Classic Armors Skins - craft skins to make you look like you are wearing other armor

Mods that are being looked at for implementation on this cluster:

A mod that increases the build distance between enemy tribes
A mod that has a one time use to color a dino
A mod that forces the check of enemy structures on all placeables

Plugins


Plugins that are on this cluster:

No Ally Look - Automatically defaults "ally look" on all dinos to disabled
Structures Limit - used to limit the quantity of certain structures
Advanced Chat - allows chatting across all maps on the cluster and to discord
ARK Adverts - used sparingly for timed notification messages like a reoccurring MOTD
WeaponDamageCustomizer - alter weapon damage to wild/tamed dinos or players
PointLimiter - this plugin is designed to cap the stats of players or dinos
Anti Cannon Raid v1.1 - cannons deal 0 damage to structures

Plugins that are being or have been looked at for implementation on this cluster:

Ark Bot Helper - for admin use with Ark Bot
AntiMesh - used to catch players that are meshing - costs $30
or
No More Undermeshing - used to detect players that are meshing - costs $55
Tribe & Player MOTD - lets tribe admins create MOTDs for their tribe members
DeathMatch - will be used for certain events on the event map
SafeZones - will be used for certain events on the event map

Rewards System

- Free starter packs are available in the vault (lower level farming type dinos, metal tools, starter armor)
- Players earn ARc (Auto Reward Credit) points over time for playing on the server and being active
- 1 point for every 15 minutes of being logged into a map
- 5 points for every day you have logged in to that map
- Points are accumulated on a per map basis
- Each map keeps track of points separately and individually
- ARc points are used to purchase reward packs from the Reward Vault
- You can earn lots of ARc points by keeping your character logged into a map while you are afk
- You can convert your ARc points into an in-game item called ARc bars
- ARc bars can be used for trading with others, pooled together by tribemates to obtain more expensive rewards, or can be consumed to add points back into your vault for safe keeping
- You can have a maximum of 500 points in your vault before you stop accumulating points. You will have to spend the points on packs or you can turn them in to ARc bars and stash somewhere.
- Select items have ARc bars added to their crafting recipe
- Events on the cluster will reward players with ARc points/bars
- There are several dozens of different reward packs to choose from. To name a few:
  • Select Items/Materials/Dinos from Expansions (in case you don't have those expansions)
  • Skins you cannot normally obtain
  • Skins that are more difficult to obtain
  • Emote and Hair Style Unlocks
  • A few dinos that are difficult to tame or are untamable like the Troodon, Phoenix, Alpha Raptor, or Zombdodo

History

(Bad Neighbor was a safe base concept ruleset. Players had to submit a declaration for war to raid other bases. The above photo was the first ever declared raid on the server.)

The history of Bad Neighbor started back in November of 2015 shortly after ARK was released to Early Access on Steam. It was around till May of 2016 before it went into hiding only to emerge several years later in December of 2018 bigger than before and baDDer than before as BaDD Neighbor. Double the D's, Double the... everything else.

After starting up for the second time it has been going strong with no plans to stop!


Tips

This page will have a few how to's and tips for letting people learn a few tricks of the trade. They may not be the absolute best ways to do things, but they ARE ways to do them.

Included will be:

  • Tips for not losing all your shit
  • What to do before you get raided
  • What to do when you get raided
  • What to do after you get raided
  • Farming with a quetz on this cluster
  • Farming with a griffin on this cluster
  • Farming with an argent on this cluster
  • Leveling up fast on this cluster
  • Spec a character on this cluster
  • Breeding Dinos
  • How to do Potato Yoga in ARK...
  • More to come. Submit ideas in our discord!

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