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    A Message from the Founders

    Hello Survivors,

    Jesse and Jeremy here! We know things have been a bit quiet on Genesis news for the past few weeks, even though there is much more to show you, we’ve been deeply immersed in the pre-release development process. That being said, we’re writing today to tell you that the final release date for Genesis Part 1 is now February 25th, 2020 simultaneously on all platforms.

    This additional delay will no doubt come as a disappointment to everyone who is eagerly awaiting Genesis. We’re extremely sorry to push it back an extra month, but as we have been heads-down with the rest of the team polishing, balancing and putting the final pieces together, we really felt that the extra wait will be worth it both for the quality of the base game and the ambitious new expansion.

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    The live ops team is taking advantage of the scheduling change by making sure we have a really fun Valentine’s event in store for you (something we originally planned to skip because it followed so closely behind the launch of the new expansion). Plus, we’ve just deployed an initial anti-meshing patch, and next week we will be rolling out a definitive anti-meshing logic overhaul that should fundamentally address those long-standing issues. As we look forward to a successful cross-platform launch of Genesis, all of this will make ARK substantially better for everyone who plays PvP and PvE.

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    On behalf of the broader Wildcard team, we thank you so much for your passion, creativity, feedback, and support. We are extremely thrilled to bring ARK’s next chapter to you, and are looking forward to a hugely exciting 2020! Meanwhile, here are some tasty new screenshots from ARK: Genesis Part 1!

    Jesse and Jeremy
    Studio Wildcard


     

    Anti-Meshing Efforts

    Hey everybody! I’m WC_jellyknee, the lead Live Ops Engineer on the ARK team.
     
    I wanted to tell you about our efforts to prevent cheating in ARK in general, and our continuing efforts to defeat undermeshing specifically. We're excited to get this post out in order to address the issue of meshing with the community and, also, to share news on how we will be countering meshing more aggressively moving forward via technical solutions. I'm going to start off by quoting from a previous developer diary:

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    Undermeshing refers to the ability to get to where you aren't supposed to by moving outside of the playable space. Almost every game is susceptible to undermeshing in some form. Most speed runs rely on undermeshing, for example. It's effectively impossible to solve completely, at least automatically. The approaches taken to prevent it are usually a tradeoff between how much freedom you want the player to have, how complex your world is, and how much processing time you can afford to spend on physics. Generally, when there's an instance of meshing, it's caused by bad collision setup, improper level geometry (holes), or a problem with the algorithm used to move the character through the world. In some instances, you place kill volumes in locations that you want to guarantee that the player doesn't end up, but that isn’t a global solution.

    When we lay out our levels - we construct them in the way that is interesting and optimize them for efficiency so that we can maximize quality and quantity. What that means is generally the world outside of the space you're meant to play in is empty - we spend our resources on the spaces where players are at. In addition - we reuse assets many, many times - rotating a rock different ways to make it look different before shoving it into the terrain at various depths to mask the reuse and keep it visually pleasing. Technically, the physics for these objects overlaps, and if you get past the surface of one, you'll stand on the next one down. While that sounds like it would help, it’s actually the meat of the problem. Adding more meshes doesn’t help, because once you can get past one, you can get past the next one. That said, there have been many instances where we’ve flagged the collision on an object incorrectly, or left a minute hole that we can and do address through Level Design.


    You can read the rest of the developer diary here:


     
    Undermeshing has been a thorn in the side of both players as well as the enforcement team, and a serious concern for the development team. To help mitigate this, we have further upgraded our anti-undermeshing system in order to help the enforcement team track down problematic map areas, as well as tracking down people who are breaking the ARK Code of Conduct.
     
    This underlying system has been in place for a while now, gathering useful data, and we have been testing it to make sure that it works reliably. We wanted to make sure that it minimizes the amount of false positives - we don't want it to flag locations where players can get to during normal play

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    Now that this system has been proven to be effective, we've now built another layer on top of it to take advantage of this data. I don't want to give specific numbers here because it can only help bad actors try to find new exploits, but I'll explain how this system works:
     
    1) If we detect a player undermeshing for a certain amount of time, it will teleport them to a valid position that they were previously at. It will then monitor that player for an amount of time.
    2) If the system finds that player undermeshing again within that time, or if it's not able to teleport the player to a previous position, then the player's character will die. Any items being carried will remain at that location.
    3) The system is aware of what the character is doing, and will take certain actions into account to help prevent player frustration.
     
    The system, whilst in a state we’re confident will have an impact on limiting meshing, is in a state of ongoing development. We will continually make improvements and updates,  along with rolling out more definitive undermeshing-resolving changes in the next week.

     



    While we continue to introduce new content and experiences to fans of ARK we will remain focused on ensuring that everyone has a fair playing experience on the Official Network.

    By default, the anti meshing system will be on for the Official Network
    
    For Unofficials, these launch parameters can be used:
    -noundermeshchecking // Will turn it off the anti meshing system entirely
    -noundermeshkilling // Will turn it off the anti meshing player kills (but still allow teleporting)

     

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    Running a business of any sort, and you're looking for the best way to lose customers or supporters? Just follow in the footsteps of Wild Card. That's right, folks. It's only 3 easy steps. Pay absolutely no attention to some of your servers (Legacy) and take away half of that communities hard work by destroying their servers in the end. Then, when you're getting ready to release something new, delay that product not once, but twice even after people paid for it. Lastly, hit the people you're losing with that "We have a surprise in store for when the next event hits" in hopes to gain some of that support back, but utterly fail because you know, you just delayed something over the course of 2-3 months. I promise you, folks. In a matter of days, and weeks, you'll see a percentage rise of how many supporters and customers you lost. Now, get out there and disappoint those supporters! We wanna see who can do it better!

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    Thanks WC The new pics look great I cant wait. For the same cost as taking the wife to the movie theater I'll get a thousand hours of enjoyment..

    For the folks who are up in arms and acting irrational just step back and think about it. It's just pixels on a screen, enjoy it for what it is.

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    Well the news does suck, but world is not going to end,  and  here is a truth that can be proven over and over in these forums,  If the release had came when we had hoped it was coming, and the issues wildcard stated were still in the game, there would be countless posts of people crying why didnt they just postpone it until they got it fixed..........dont get me wrong i know its not going to be 100% when it is released, but maybe not as broken 

     

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    WHATS THE POINT OF BEING ALLOWED TO GET THE CHIBIS AGAIN IF WE CANT TAKE EM TO GENESIS I TOUGHT WILDCARD WAS BEING NICE AND RELEASING THE CHIBIS AGAIN SO WE COULD GET THEM ON GENESIS BUT I GUESS THEY JUST RELEASED THE CHIBIS AGAIN TO KEEP US FROM GETTING ANGRY THEY HAVE DELAYED ARK GENESIS 3 MONTHS NOW MIGHT AS WELL GO FOR     !!!!ARK GENESIS RELEASE: SUMMER 2020..........!!!

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    i demand a refund wildcard bin with u guys sins day one and now look at it still a lot of bugs that arent getting fixed DLC that get promised and then delay after delay and than a poop studio that cant communicate to there player base but yet u sell poop WILDCARD get ur poop in ORDER

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    They should give us something in change, because we bought this dlc so long ago, and we're waiting across this looooong delay, that i think they should give who bought genesis dlc already a good reward.

    I know they need to extend they deadline a little bit to polish the game, i'm a graphic designer and i know how that works, but man, when you have a date to delivery the job, you have to do it, no matter what happens.

    So i still think we should earn something.

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    So i personally prefer genesis to shift and then it works perfectly ... nevertheless I would like to see something done at the lags on all servers and maps

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    16 minutes ago, Siance said:

    So i personally prefer genesis to shift and then it works perfectly ... nevertheless I would like to see something done at the lags on all servers and maps

    Right!

     

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    7 hours ago, Ralphy said:

    As much as I like your positivity I think you need to think from another point of view.

    A lot of people have purchased the DLC. They pre-order and hoped to get the game in December, per their announcement. 

    Imagine a simple but similar scenario:
    You made an online delivery Pizza order, made the payment, and then you wait and wait and wait for the delivery guy to come.

    You waited for few days without any information from the store. Few days later the store called and said "hey sorry we are still cooking your pizza, took longer than expected, theres few hiccups here and there but we'll make sure the pizza is going to be delicious, expect the delivery next month."

    I dont understand how is this kind of practice is allowed.

    just to let you know: i preordered too and sorry, but to compare new content for your Game with a Pizza i dont know how addicted you are but you should think about it maybe. Also you seem to have no clue from programming and design at all, its not like cooking a pizza with having a recipe, its more like creating a recipe and yes of course People can create new Recipes easy but if they are tasty its another thing and i dont know if you like a ChoclatePizza with Citronal and Fish more then a new Pizza recipe that will be tasty but i dont know maybe your Name fits and you are Ralphy from the Simpsons, who knows? But dont you think you will get a better Product if the Devs have more time for fixing bugs, for example until Release?

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    Looooooool really do you think im going to play ark, being nioh 2 at march? Of course not, i prefer play a game from a company that dont delay the game and dont use our money to finish their product, good luck with no lose more players ;)

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    Why not release a beta version or some kind of compensation, valentines day isn't a very good compensation..

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    26 minutes ago, 2x3m said:

    just to let you know: i preordered too and sorry, but to compare new content for your Game with a Pizza i dont know how addicted you are but you should think about it maybe. Also you seem to have no clue from programming and design at all, its not like cooking a pizza with having a recipe, its more like creating a recipe and yes of course People can create new Recipes easy but if they are tasty its another thing and i dont know if you like a ChoclatePizza with Citronal and Fish more then a new Pizza recipe that will be tasty but i dont know maybe your Name fits and you are Ralphy from the Simpsons, who knows? But dont you think you will get a better Product if the Devs have more time for fixing bugs, for example until Release?

    Loooool of course not, the reaseon they dont release it its not they are fixing game (look at actual game is still broken and always will be brokem) the reaseon is they have take ppl moneys to finish a product, because why they need inversors when they have a community that pays for nothing with closed eyes? They are using our money to work because all money that they have earned before is wasted on boats and girls. This is the reaseon why i dont prepurchase anything all companies thinks that are on their right on delay a payed product. I wish one day they will have to do a compansations for delays, and i wish on day they dont will recive ANY money till they product is out and working. They will give us a broken game again with two delays on their back. They killed all my wants to play genesis xd i will wait for nioh 2, who is not delayed and its a true finished game xd

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    I was wondering  if transfers are broken I can't transfer maps and also will it ever be a fix to the wyverns  from valguero  beeing stuck in cryopods

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    So with the delay can the Xbox Single player Dino Eggs,supply drops Not Spawning and settings be fixed? Ive been trying to raise awareness about this but its been tough.

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    hey as long as it works. im Ok 

     

     

    ALL i want is to keep my skins apone death from bosses , alphas ,drops and events

     

    but thxs for the Screenshots looked really cool!

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    Thank you wildcard. you made my morning!!! Take your time and Polish it!!! Meanwhile i'm going to sit back with my cup of coffee and read all these people have an absolute meltdown 😂

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    Appreciate the update! Thank you for taking the extra time needed to make Genesis the best it can be! Pay no attention to the Nay Sayers, Yes its a bummer that it got pushed back but with modern day gamers, your screwed no matter what you do or say lol. I have some patience.

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    Will it affect "death by climbing pick" in any way? Or on top of dying and losing all gear I will also be flagged as potential cheater now?

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    6 minutes ago, Hoeser707 said:

    Thank you wildcard. you made my morning!!! Take your time and Polish it!!! Meanwhile i'm going to sit back with my cup of coffee and read all these people have an absolute meltdown 😂

    this made my morning 😂

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    10 hours ago, Tom77795 said:

    Yes because we want wildcard to continue to release content way before it’s ready to be released filled with glitches and bugs like they have been in the past, honestly if they are finally actually fixing their stuff up and making a polished dlc i am 100% okay with waiting rather then going on a map just to crash or other bs issues occur making it not playable. 

    Isn’t ark in general filled with bugs and glitches? you must be the only one that never crashes when joining a game or transferring a server

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    its simple if you cant make it for the release date dont make everyone hype about it. Would safe you alot of hate posts and disapointed players. Some people take days off for game releases and there are pissed cose of yet another delay. It would be nice if servers would be running less laggy and bugs would be fixed. Like for example anoyin building mecanics. and insta kill players on manas that go sky high cose of laggy servers. more pve content would be nice aswell since all happens for pvp reasons. Abberation was buggy since delayed release reapers push drakes under the mesh, wild drakes can also push you under the mesh Its still like this. Extinction have drops random disapear when your next to them. extinction was also a delayed release. imo SE was the best less buggy expansion there was. hopefully the delayed expansion will be wurth waitin for...

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    Once AGAIN , Wildcard drops the ball. LOL . Like we ALL didn't see this coming , NEVER prepay for games EVER ! Wildcard is known for doing this .

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