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    ARK at TwitchCon 2017!

    Hey Survivors! :Jerbhi:

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    We’d like to start off by giving a huge thanks to all of you who participated in ARK’s first ever Twitch Con! Whether you attended the show, tuned into our streams, or took part on social media, we are grateful for all the support and engagement!

    For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch us at the show, or watch the streams, worry not! We’ll be using this post to recap the news that went out, as well as sharing some of our favourite moments from the show, as well as details to where you can watch all the livestreams.

    Tradeshows are always special occasions for us, as we always want to take the chance to show off something different for our fans, and this was no different. At this event, we were able to present the first ever glimpse of our upcoming expansion pack, ARK: Aberration. 

    For those not familiar with ARK: Aberration; survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

    You can check out the trailer and read more details about the expansion pack here:

    Over the course of the weekend, we had many of you come to the booth and check out our demo, as well as having the demo-experience being streamed by your favorite influencers. 

    Here are some of our favourite moments from the weekend:

    If you want to check out the full VODs, for a more detailed insight into ARK: Aberration, check out the following videos!

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    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183784002
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    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184001514
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184035844
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    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184263530
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184300105
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/184317507

    During the event, we also had some very important news to announce, starting with the most important piece of information, ARK: Aberration will not be launching in October 2017. The expansion pack has been delayed by some weeks due to some necessary development work needing to be done. It will be coming out this year, with more features thanks to feedback we've received from our demo.

    Aberration is our best piece of work yet, there will be a ton of new content, features, creatures, and a vast explorable map for you to enjoy. We know waiting sucks, but it won’t be for long, and we’ll be sure to do it justice by providing you with a high quality expansion pack.

    In addition to that, we’ll also be releasing new skins for our season pass holders. They will shortly be making their way to PC, PS4 and soon thereafter on Xbox. You can check out the new cosmetic goodies here:

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    The Reaper Helmet, depicting the frightening visage of these dangerous behemoths that roam the Element-infused depths and irradiated surface of Aberration, and the Bulbdog Mask, representing the cheery demeanor of this loyal ward against the Nameless.

    Structures Plus Official Integration!

    We were also very excited to announce the Official Integration of the Sponsored Mod, Structures Plus (S+)! A long time favourite of the ARK player base and known as the ultimate building mod, S+ adds a range of functionality to ARK’s building, through the use of new structures, changes to core building/structure systems, additional features and more.

    We’ll be working with the creator, Orionsun, and begin carefully integrating his mod into the game. Right now we’re still in the conceptualising phase, deciding which features we’ll be bringing over, which will be locked into custom settings, how we’ll be implementing it, and there are important factors we’ll need to consider regarding the mod and it’s impact on the balance of the game etc. It is a very large and in-depth mod, and we want to ensure that we get it right. 

    Collector's Edition

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    The Collector's Edition of ARK: Survival Evolved is now available for purchase without the game or seasons pass included, for those who already own the game. Thanks for your patience on this, and we're excited to finally get those items out to you guys:

    - HANDCRAFTED, LEATHER-BOUND EXPLORER'S NOTEBOOK: featuring the Dossiers of every creature you'll encounter in "ARK: Survival Evolved", with tips on capturing, taming and training them. With 100+ creatures in the game currently, there's plenty to read up on in this fantastic tome.
    - THE OFFICIAL ARK LOGO NECKLACE: to show your dedication to being a Survivor.
    - A CLOTH MAP OF THE ARK ISLAND: so you'll always know where you are!
    - COLLECTOR'S EDITION CHEST: All of this Ark-themed booty comes packed in a faux-wooden chest that will impress your friends and fellow players!
    - A POSTER FEATURING THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM BEHIND ARK
    - ARK OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK CD

    You can purchase it today on our website: playark.com

    Xbox Rentable Servers Update

    Xbox Rentable Servers may not be launching later this month as originally planned. The update which allows players to connect to these servers is currently being held in Microsoft certification. They have noticed an issue which has so far only occurred at their offices, and due to regulations, remote debugging is not possible. In order to address this we are flying out our engineers today to work with them on the issue directly. Unfortunately, this is going to hold up the final build for a little while as we work out the problem with them, and it will then have to re-enter the certification process. We expect that the update will be available in early November, and we will do our best to speed up the process as much as we are able to.

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    I would like to know if the people who pre-ordered there servers are going to get there full amount of time paid for them. i only purchased a month's time but if there delayed i would like my month to begin on the day the server will open and not get charged for another part way through the month.

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    neat. really excited for s+ becuase my base looks really empty and i want to add more stuff for pve/pvp purposes

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    Officially adding S+ is great. Just don't cannibalize it to the point of being a pale shadow of its current use.

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    You told us you would give us more pricise date than "a few weeks later, but before the end of this year" after TwitchCon. Come on.

    i thought we would get a date after twitch con? 

    You are right. They were suppoused to give us a date.

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    47 minutes ago, Bloodwing1976 said:

    I would like to know if the people who pre-ordered there servers are going to get there full amount of time paid for them. i only purchased a month's time but if there delayed i would like my month to begin on the day the server will open and not get charged for another part way through the month.

    I believe you will need to speak to Nitrado support regarding this. You have pre-ordered a rented server from Nitrado not Wildcard. I'm sure they will be happy to assist if you contact their support.

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    This should not come as a surprise. That's why we said January for official release date after they told us October. I'm still curious if there will be a Halloween event this Christmas. 

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    14 minutes ago, Lewiatan said:

    You told us you would give us more pricise date than "a few weeks later, but before the end of this year" after TwitchCon. Come on.

    You are right. They were suppoused to give us a date.

    What Jat actually said on Stream was this:

    "We are finalising a release date, which we plan to tell you guys sometime after TwitchCon once we have that date we'll let you know."

    If anyone was expecting a precise date immediately after TwitchCon then they have twisted those words to what they want to hear. He clearly said sometime after TwitchCon and when they have that date.

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    Just now, GP said:

    What Jat actually said on Stream was this:

    "We are finalising a release date, which we plan to tell you guys sometime after TwitchCon once we have that date we'll let you know."

    If anyone was expecting a precise date immediately after TwitchCon then they have twisted those words to what they want to hear. He clearly said sometime after TwitchCon and when they have that date.

    Fair enough.

    Regardless of the date, it really make me believe there is chaos at the studio, because they tries to bite off more than can chew or it is simply severly understaffed, or both. 

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    I´m not happy with wildcard expression. Still the same fairy tale...when do they do the job properly?

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    2 minutes ago, Hosiaha69 said:

    How do we see the sessions/panels? I missed them.

    If you mean the streams then they are linked in the OP.

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    If you mean the streams then they are linked in the OP.
    No the Sessions that twitch hosted with Jat. I watched all streams live but missed out on those. Also tried to send you the email photo so you can send it to people that are confused about what Nitrado is doing to help ease the pain we of the Xbox variety feel so often.

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    1 minute ago, Hosiaha69 said:

    No the Sessions that twitch hosted with Jat. I watched all streams live but missed out on those. Also tried to send you the email photo so you can send it to people that are confused about what Nitrado is doing to help ease the pain we of the Xbox variety feel so often. emoji6.png

    Then I don't know what sessions are that you are referring to. I only know of those linked above.

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    1 hour ago, Bloodwing1976 said:

    I would like to know if the people who pre-ordered there servers are going to get there full amount of time paid for them. i only purchased a month's time but if there delayed i would like my month to begin on the day the server will open and not get charged for another part way through the month.

    You wont get charged until the servers are up, and Nitrado will be giving you a few bonus days free to make up for the delay if youve already ordered it.

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    Hate the delay, but I'm glad you're doing that rather than releasing it unfinished. Love you Wildcard, don't let the edgy, needy twelve year olds who whine over every eta get you down!

     

    Also, I've never checked out S+, ill have to do that now!

     

    Aberration looks gorgeous as well, you guys outdid yourselves on the awesome biomes! I hope we can bring aberrant variations to,the island!

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    Bit frustrating about the xbox servers and the dlc... do what you guys have to do... we can't wait so hurry up lol... hope it works on the next SERT fingers crossed

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    I believe you will need to speak to Nitrado support regarding this. You have pre-ordered a rented server from Nitrado not Wildcard. I'm sure they will be happy to assist if you contact their support.
    Check your mail... i got one from nitrado

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    21 minutes ago, PikaSaurus said:

    Hate the delay, but I'm glad you're doing that rather than releasing it unfinished

    There are really still people out there, believing it will be finished when its released? c´mon

    Aslo funny the Stuff about the "influencer". Does WC now how many people are watching Twitchstreams regarding Ark? 

    u made my day

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    3 minutes ago, Nosfeuhl said:

    Check your mail... i got one from nitrado emoji1.pngemoji3.pngemoji12.png

    I've not rented anything from Nitrado.

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