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    Ahoy Survivors,

    Jeremy and Jesse here! You might have noticed the announcement today of a new MMO game called ATLAS developed by a sister team of Studio Wildcard, named Grapeshot Games. Jesse and Jeremy together are now leading the development of ATLAS at Grapeshot, while continuing to creatively supervise the direction of ARK. Grapeshot itself is comprised of some original ARK team members as well as many new hires and operates as a separate dedicated dev team. 

    The Wildcard team meanwhile has grown developing ARK and Extinction over the past year, led by Lead Programmer Chris Willoughby and Senior Producer Colin Tennery, and have been doing an excellent job bringing fresh ideas and QoL improvements to the game. As we work together with Chris, Colin, and the rest of the team, Wildcard will continue to support and expand ARK over the years to come bringing new features, fixes, and expansions into the game. Grapeshot meanwhile will grow in a direction oriented towards the operation of the persistent MMO service that ATLAS is, while both games will share technology and infrastructure improvements to complement each other.

    We’d like to thank everybody for their long-standing support, love of ARK, and enthusiasm for survival games, and we look forward to the adventures ahead!

    Keep on surviving,
    Jeremy and Jesse
    Co-Creative Directors of ARK and Co-Founders of Studio Wildcard
     


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    I've really enjoyed this game over the years. But y'all are really stretching my patience by apparently not fixing or really addressing the not saving issue that so many of us are having. I bought the explorers editions a month or so ago...played Extinction for a week, then logged on one day and all my progress was gone. And it still won't save.

    Many players are having this problem. Please put other things on hold and fix this problem so we can just play the content that we already paid for. I really don't want to be mad at you all...

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    On 12/10/2018 at 5:04 PM, Kai905 said:

    I find it amusing... in the past your excuses like “we’re just a small team” were an acceptable reason to not fix issues in the game as fast as people would have liked.

    but now your team is apparently big enough that you can send original members off to work on a whole new game when ark is actually more broken than before. 

     

    The players here that promote this sort of behavior out of the devs as they bash everyone that goes against them . They already said their new game will run better than ark so that should say they took the money and ran as they still havent fixed issues within the game thats been in for a long time .

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    Please, just this once, listen to your community! Stop trying to just grab the cash and run. If you fix Ark, many, MANY more people would want to buy Atlas. Look at the dev team for the game Terratech. They are beloved, and why? Because they listen to their community. Because they CARE. Until you take a lesson from them, Atlas, and anything else you try to make, will fail.

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    I'm not going to buy Atlas - the idea of a MMO didn't get me hyped. Ark is still buggy (with some bugs hailing from EA and not fixed) and Center map still incomplete (hello, Center creator, where are you?).

    Sorry WC, this news didn't amuse me. Please end fixing the you started (Ark) before starting developing another ove. Certainly the community will thank you lots.

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    Dont get it twisted i love ark but if they atleast have different characters than just pirates it would actually be alot better for say if they put vikings and pagans in the game as well bc ppl will get tired of just having pirate crap.so just think about it WC viking Stuff and Items and pagans as well.

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    I have played ark since day one, and been through every frustrating bug and delay and whatever kind of issue you can think of.  With all of those negatives came more positive and awesome experiences than any other game I've ever played.   

    I've more than gotten my moneys worth, spent probably 100 dollars total for 5000 hours of entertainment? Can't beat that.  

    I think Atlas looks pretty cool, probably won't run perfectly,  but still I plan to buy it and hopefully have the same amount of fun with that game as I have had playing ark.  

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    I have played ark since day one, and been through every frustrating bug and delay and whatever kind of issue you can think of.  With all of those negatives came more positive and awesome experiences than any other game I've ever played.   

    I've more than gotten my moneys worth, spent probably 100 dollars total for 5000 hours of entertainment? Can't beat that.  

    I think Atlas looks pretty cool, probably won't run perfectly,  but still I plan to buy it and hopefully have the same amount of fun with that game as I have had playing ark.  

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    Dear wildcard,

    It would be nice to first see a fix for the windows 10 version. For a too long time people are just not able to play the game because it simply does not save, this has been going on for months now people buying this expensive game and not even be able to play it.......

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    On 12/6/2018 at 9:21 PM, FallenDecay39 said:

    is this end of ark this not dlc no more story of ark I kinda liked the story of ark well that's sad 

    How did you miss the part where they said they will continue to bring content to ARK? 

    " Wildcard will continue to support and expand ARK over the years to come bringing new features, fixes, and expansions into the game. "

    Maybe it's a matter of English not being your first language, but clearly you didn't understand the above sentence if you think they said that's the end of ARK.

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    On 12/6/2018 at 9:51 PM, Tach said:

    Lol renameing yourselves grapeshot hopeing new customers wont see the way your company has handle things in the past instead of just doing the right thing and trying to polish ark before you dip out on it is sadly very on brand for wildcard.

    How do you translate "sister company" to renaming the company?  I really believe people don't know how to read and/or their brains only know how to process what they want to hear/read.

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    Re-skin an old game and call it new.  You're the shady car salesmen that paints an old car, puts electrical tape on the check engine light and throws some engine boost in the tank before a test drive.

    You scam artists are a disgrace to real game developers and need to just go out of business, the gaming community would be better off without you.

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    I have a great idea to make Ark Survival Evolved  the best game, First thing, remove the host barrier when doing a local with friends and/or make the distance a little bit far from 150m. Second thing, when joining a multiplayer server, save the things that you have in that server so it's more exciting and fun to play.

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    On 12/23/2018 at 5:46 AM, Tosalius said:

    Re-skin an old game and call it new.  You're the shady car salesmen that paints an old car, puts electrical tape on the check engine light and throws some engine boost in the tank before a test drive.

    You scam artists are a disgrace to real game developers and need to just go out of business, the gaming community would be better off without you.

    I think the gaming community would be better without a jurk like you so log off and we all will be happy?

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    Thank you for this message. Please continue to support Nintendo Switch Version. Don't give up. Just need it optimised and all expansion on it. Atlas look great!

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    Atlas wasn't even worth my money. Couldn't even log into any server at all. 

    Hopefully ya'll can fix the problems with ARK, it's at least a decent game, glitchy at times but still decent. More DLC's great idea, just don't rush to put them out. And all would go smoothly.

    Any other games ya'll working on, slow down on them so that you can find the errors better. And have a truly polished game for release. Even if it means another year in development. Better that then a day 1 update.

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