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 back on your feet quicker after an ass whooping 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. 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 contribute to wiping each other anyway. Wouldn't it be more rewarding to join a server as the underdog, make friends, build up, then go after the big dog and put a muzzle on them? That's what a Badd Neighbor does!

Check out the RULES page to see if you can handle following them, the SETTINGS page to see if it fits your play style, and also the MODS and PLUGINS page incase you are looking for specific mods to play with. Remember... this is PVP... hide your valuables and expect to be raided.

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
  • 1 of these locations can have beds nearby, the other location cannot
  • Turrets meaning any automated or unmanned turrets
  • Beds meaning any type of spawn point (e.g. bed, bunk bed, tek sleeping pod, bag, etc.)
  • Teleporters are not considered a spawn point
  • Strictly adhere to this rule. The admin will not be forgiving if this rule is not followed

- DO NOT try to kill passively protected dinos or circumvent the intention of the mod
- DO NOT foundation wipe a base unless you build a base there afterwards
- DO NOT attempt to duplicate items or take advantage any game expoits
- 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, motorboats, or platform saddles to mesh your structures into enemy structures
- DO NOT block more than 1 side of a platform creature 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 make vacuum compartments invisible - they must be noticeable

- 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 or raid the server owner or any admin - they are players not gods
- Server population is important so understand how NOT to raid players so much they want to leave the cluster
- If you truely dislike another player so much you want them to leave the cluster you probably dont belong here
- 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
- PVP can be dirty, playful, serious, fun, or demoralizing :D
- 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, mods, plugins, rollbacks, 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, then 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 dictated by the situation and severity. You may be asked to correct the issue. You may have creatures, structures, or items deleted. You may even get a ban or temp ban. 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 directly if possible. To escalate the issue join discord and post screenshots or videos in the Report Violations channel or PM the server owner.


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
  • 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 all your creatures and their stats, locations, and breeding status: 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:
The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Aberration, Extinction, Valguero, Genesis.

- Special Map also on the Cluster:
Starter Map (Ragnarok) Creatures, Items, and players can be uploaded from this map to enter the rest of the cluster however, nothing back be brought into this server from the rest of the cluster. There is a 30 day wipe rotation for this map to force noobies to the rest of the cluster. You can see the timer when at the player spawn screen. ORP is enabled on this map. Structure Resistance is 2x on this map. Unlimited Respecs allowed on this map with no cooldown timer. You can upload 75 creatures and 75 stacks of items from this map to help the moving process.

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

- Updated 31 March 2020

- 7.5x experience
- 15x gathering
- 30x taming
- 25x baby maturation
- 25x egg hatch
- 3x 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 world auto save interval
- 45s structure damage repair cooldown
- 5x crafting speed on fab, smithy, chem, s+ crafting station, and S+ laboratory
- 2x crafting speed on indy grinder and
- 10x crafting speed on indy forges and cookers
- 10x crop growth speed
- 2x fishing reward quality (better bps than vanilla fishing)
- 2x global spoil timer on scorched earth only (takes longer to spoil)
- 1.25x wild dino damage (they deal 25% more damage)(includes bosses)
- 1.1x wild dino resistance (they take 10% less damage)(includes bosses)
- 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, rock drake, and magmasaur egg level 380
- max deinonychus egg level 300
- max player level 250 (level 200 then +5 from chibi and +45 from ascensions)
- tamed creatures can be leveled up 88 times(same as official)
- ally look is defaulted to disabled on all tamed creatures
- wander is disabled 10ms after a baby creature is born (very small chance for it to wander just 1 time) - 100 turrets in a ~33 foundation radius (same as official)
- intake pipes produce water anywhere (not just when placed in water)
- no server wipes (except that one time...)
- reward vault system (see rewards page)
- 10000 engram points so you can learn everything
- no afk/idle timeout timer
- 1000 entry tribe log instead of 100
- tribe owners can setup tribe logs to be sent to discord type /trl in your chat window
- cluster auto restarts everyday around 8:00am eastern time
- cluster auto updates and restarts within 7 minutes of a game patch release
- cluster auto updates and restarts within 7 minutes of a mod update release
- 7 player tribe limit
- alliance mechanic disabled
- player join notifications disabled (does not work - ticket submitted to wildcard)
- player left notifications are disabled
- fun events cluster wide
- s+ doors/gates default to manual operation instead of auto open
- floating damage text is enabled
- gamma changing is enabled
- maximum tamed dinos per tribe = 400
- maximun tamed dinos per map = 4000
- creatures with structures on their platform saddle count as 10 creatures
- character respawn animation after death is disabled
- unlimited mindwipe use (24 hour reuse timer)
- flyers dismount rider if flying in/near most caves
- no collision check on structure placement
- flyers recover stamina while being stood on (quetz/wyvern/griffin etc)
- any tribemember can help imprint babies for other tribemates
- creatures/rafts/motorboats become claimable by anyone if tribes/players do not log in for 8 days
- wall spikes damage riderless dinos
- there are discord channels for each map with real time automated status updates on when maps restart
- you can talk to players across all maps on the cluster via in game global chat
- you can talk back and forth to players in game via discord
- max creature grab weight for argent claw pickup is 195 (vanilla is 180)
- max creature grab weight for argent beak pickup is 195 (vanilla is 80)
- max creature grab weight for griffin is 195 (vanilla is 80)
- max creature grab weight for alpha wyvern is 425
- 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)
- moth fart attack has 3 second cooldown (default is ~7 seconds)
- structure pickup disabled when structure is damaged
- structure limits per tribe: 1 s+ cloning chamber, 1 s+ element catalyzer, 1 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 various reasons: vanilla 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
- the s+ mutator will not work on the following creatures: zombie dodo, mek, , megamek, titanosaurous, gacha, reaper, golem, basilisk, giga, alpha wyvern, forest titan, desert titan, ice titan, and alpha raptor
- the s+ mutator has the following mode disabled: create corruption pulse
- managermr's have 5 jumps 6 strafes and 1 dash before landing compared to 3-5-1 on vanilla
- managarmrs spawn on valguero at blue obelisk
- snow owls spawn on valguero throughout the snow biome
- vultures spawn on valguero in the tundra zone
- griffins spawn on valguero in the scotland zones
- shinehorns spawn on valguero in the aberration zone
- phoenix now have a natural airbrake so they slow down quicker
- phoenix movement speed increase works on their rocket high speed move
- phoenix can melt scrap metal into scrap metal ingots
- when on follow ridable flyers will no longer fly up your baloon knot
- ridable flyers can walk backwards

- custom loot tables for all beacons, cave loot crates, and deep sea loot crates (more details coming soon)
- white beacons contain consumable type items
- green beacons contain structure type items
- blue beacons contain tool type items
- purple beacons contain weapon type items
- yellow beacons contain armor type items
- red beacons contain saddle type items
- cave loot crates regardless of color contain a mixture of items from all beacons but can have higher quality rating
- deep sea loot crates contain a mixture of items from all beacons but have a higher quality rating
- alpha tuso, alpha mosa, alpha karkinos, and fishing loot tables all contain chibis (will be added soon)


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 - custom settings for flyers to include an increasable speed stat
Protected Passives - passive dinos can become safe from damage when 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
BaddNeighbor Super Spyglass - lets you view a dinos level up point distribution
The Last Grapple - reusable grapple with no crossbow 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:

ArkModifiedSpawnLevelDistribution - Maps like TI, SE, AB, and EX now spawn creatures similair in wild level to RR, VA, GE, and TC
No Wander - Automatically defaults "Wander" to disabled 10ms after a baby creature is born (very small chance it will wander just 1 time)
No Ally Look - Automatically defaults "ally look" on all tamed creatures to disabled
Structures Limit - Used to limit the quantity of certain structures
ARK: Tribe Log Relay - Allows tribe owners to send tribe logs to Discord
Advanced Chat - Allows chatting across all maps on the cluster and with Discord
ARK Adverts - Used sparingly for timed notification messages like a reoccurring MOTD
WeaponDamageCustomizer - Alter weapon damage to wild/tamed dinos or players
Anti Cannon Raid v1.1 - Cannons deal 0 damage to structures
Ark Bot Helper - For admin use with Ark Bot
Custom Chat Commands - Add new chat commands to your server e.g. /help /site /ts

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
  • Start Creatures and gear

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 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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