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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!

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/183724747
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    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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    The priced difference for xbox players is not right no matter how you want to look at it.  And regards to ps4 getting everything before xbox is rediculous that this is still happening.   It's not right.  It's not our fault that Sony didn't want it for so long.  

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    I wonder how many more ark they are going going to have and hoe many are going to be existing mods.  And they messed up saying ragnarok is the first mod map to become .  The center is. 

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    12 hours ago, RadicalFriday67 said:

    Nitardo already stated that if you bought a server early, they will give the time it cant run because it hasn't been released yet free. So if you wait 1 or 2 weeks, you get 1 or 2 weeks free plus the month that you pay for.

    This is false information. If you pre odered before the announcement, Nitrado will give you 10% free run time depending on what you bought; 3 days free for 30 days, and 9 days free for 90 days.

    The server run time doesn’t start until it has been installed post Xbox update.

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    8 hours ago, Darkprince388 said:

    I wonder how many more ark they are going going to have and hoe many are going to be existing mods.  And they messed up saying ragnarok is the first mod map to become .  The center is. 

    Source of that claim?

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    On 10/23/2017 at 2:46 PM, cobra5020 said:

    wow i am not that suprisd about a delay agin it is wc thay never hit a eta

    very unprofessional,i can just imagine what wildcard is like,seems they are a mess. 

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    20 hours ago, DJRone89 said:

    When you’ve waited 2 months for something that other platforms have had access to, and then 2 days before the releae date (not an ETA) you get told it’s been delayed again (regardless of cause), you every right to be annoyed.

    So no, your sarcasm is not wanted here.

    You. This comment is directed at you and people like you. It's a game. It is a fictional simulation about fighting dinosaurs, making friends with dinosaurs, and sometimes playing dress up. It has no bearing on your real life health and accomplishments, and you're allowing it to make you butt hurt. So, you're basically a child who has to wait, and now is huffing and puffing online. You're a bunch of entitled brats. Maybe gaming isn't for you if you let it get you that deep. Maybe you should go read a book, play outside. Sell your console. If you don't like my sarcasm it probably means you've become too emotionally invested in a game and need to step back and assess what's going on in your life.

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    1 hour ago, Sinj said:

    You. This comment is directed at you and people like you. It's a game. It is a fictional simulation about fighting dinosaurs, making friends with dinosaurs, and sometimes playing dress up. It has no bearing on your real life health and accomplishments, and you're allowing it to make you butt hurt. So, you're basically a child who has to wait, and now is huffing and puffing online. You're a bunch of entitled brats. Maybe gaming isn't for you if you let it get you that deep. Maybe you should go read a book, play outside. Sell your console. If you don't like my sarcasm it probably means you've become too emotionally invested in a game and need to step back and assess what's going on in your life.

    Your response was more emotional than mine. How is it entitled to be annoyed with having to wait months for something that was initially scheduled for August? As a customer I have every right to voice my concerns but your toxic attitude adds nothing of value. Maybe you should re-evaluate how you speak to people.

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    Your response was more emotional than mine. How is it entitled to be annoyed with having to wait months for something that was initially scheduled for August? As a customer I have every right to voice my concerns but your toxic attitude adds nothing of value. Maybe you should re-evaluate how you speak to people.
    You know, you aren't wrong. I suppose I'm more just peeved with checking the news feed and constantly seeing a crowd of people spitting venom at the devs and demanding that their specific problems be addressed right just now. But it wasn't right for me to lash out at you just for responding to my comment. I guess I just assumed you were one in the same. Again sorry. It just seems like every time I come on here there are more and more people whining, rather than voicing concern.

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    16 minutes ago, Sinj said:
    57 minutes ago, DJRone89 said:
    Your response was more emotional than mine. How is it entitled to be annoyed with having to wait months for something that was initially scheduled for August? As a customer I have every right to voice my concerns but your toxic attitude adds nothing of value. Maybe you should re-evaluate how you speak to people.

    You know, you aren't wrong. I suppose I'm more just peeved with checking the news feed and constantly seeing a crowd of people spitting venom at the devs and demanding that their specific problems be addressed right just now. But it wasn't right for me to lash out at you just for responding to my comment. I guess I just assumed you were one in the same. Again sorry. It just seems like every time I come on here there are more and more people whining, rather than voicing concern.

    I’m just a server host on Xbox. I started back in August last year and have magically held on to the majority of the same community since the beginning.

    However it all started going downhill in April when we experienced our first sever corruption and lost 5 months worth of progress. Since then every server has corruped.

    So right when I was ready to throw in the towel, Wildcard offically announce that rented servers will definitely be coming to console and then the initial release would be August.

    My annoyance is with the delays themselves more than Wildcard or Microsoft. I’m just trying to provide the best experience for a dedicated community who enjoy my server.

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    WC is almost(if not just as) bad as Digital Extremes when it comes to ETA times for release dates.  Too many delays.

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    16 minutes ago, Slywolf117 said:

    WC is almost(if not just as) bad as Digital Extremes when it comes to ETA times for release dates.  Too many delays.

    Guys, YES there is a lot of delays. But there is a lot of content, bug to solve and things to do with the game too ! I know delays are bad, WC know that and they always look sorry for that. But delays are a small cost for a game with so much diversity and cool things. 

    I'm more a sport game player, I played (not anymore) FIFA for years. They are a bigger company with no real delay problem. Because they barely change their game. 

    Ark is always evolving ( ;)) and that's a very good thing. Delays are a proof that there are many things being worked and that they try to give us all this new content really quick. Maybe they are too optimistics ? But at least it means they are truly trying to do their work fast, not saying "we will give you the next DLC in 6 months, we have time to make it slow... no, WC say us they will give us in half the time, taking delay risks but at least trying to make their best. 

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    Litreally insane. Not being able to host our own server on xbox was a smack in the face by wildcard even at release. It's something that has been promised since xbox release. I was flabbergasted when it got pushed to september, I was livid when it was pushed to october, both times without any apology or remorse, just a flippant, oh hey by the way, another month. Now that it's pushed to November, I don't even care, guess why not? It's a dead game. It was dead before it got released, it's more dead everytime you release an update or expansion. You might get a slight jolt, but you failed to deliver too many things and didn't properly impliment your servers. I wish someone else had made this game, for all its potential but you'll see, abberation will be a flop, and the gamers will be more outraged by delivering and chaging for not much more then user made content and it still not operating properly.

    Also what about all those things you promised to us at release like kibble and ai reworks, but pushed off due to your quest to make money with abberation? They pushed off further? or we just gonna forget about them? You always claimed to have thsee magic other teams that couldn't work on the things we needed and that had to be fixed because they were working on Scrotched earth, yet now when aberration comes around we can't have another group filling promises?

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    On 10/23/2017 at 2:46 PM, cobra5020 said:

    wow i am not that suprisd about a delay agin it is wc thay never hit a eta

    - An ETA

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    Im actually glad they decided to push it back, while i love ark and all, this game is infamous at least on console, for  gamebreaking bugs and glitches. ive had well over 10 friends return their copy to gamestop and its sad really, because it has such potential and the devs seem like they try really hard. 

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    Thanks for letting Mitch stream your demo guys! It's awesome seeing Jat and Gamewithme sit side by side.

    #inJatwetrust #pupooptothelimit

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    11 hours ago, Shadow7770 said:

    Im actually glad they decided to push it back, while i love ark and all, this game is infamous at least on console, for  gamebreaking bugs and glitches. ive had well over 10 friends return their copy to gamestop and its sad really, because it has such potential and the devs seem like they try really hard. 

    They didn't decide to push it back. Microsoft had issues with the update.

    The only logical explanation is that the update was tested on a potato at Wildcard HQ before sending it to Microsoft.

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    37 minutes ago, P1nkDodo said:

    Collectors edition only available in USA..... Very disappointed.....

    That is only temporary until they find better shipping companies for outside of the US.

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    4 hours ago, GP said:

    That is only temporary until they find better shipping companies for outside of the US.

    I thought there was only a limited amount 

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    Survivors... We only have a limited number of Collector's Edition (without game/season pass) left! Go order now!

     

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    @Jatheish instead of focusing on reading some announcement could you please check this out: 

    https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/252329-server-93-down/

    Our server has been offline for 24+hours now, multiple reports already done and tags on the forums and we've heard nothing. This happens on a regular basis with this server, I don't understand why you guys don't have a notification system telling you that your server has been down for extended periods. Battle metrics can do it and they don't have direct access to them!

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    I would like to know what wildcard plans to do on ps4 about the constant rubber banding pings of 150+, rendering issues, constant disconnecting from the servers, long wait times to join servers especially on the weekends, etc. Etc... I mean I love Ark because of the uniqueness that it is but I am getting sick and tired of the problematic bs that it consists of. I much rather play singleplayer because there is no problems but that poops boring now seeing as I have to take my ass off of S.E. and restart on the island which i have played 100 times over in order to advance to other maps... Genius idea by the way... I almost refuse to fly because I get kicked and fall to my death and I refuse to go in the ocean cause I get kicked and either drown or get killed by the many different threats awaiting to eat my face off.. Is there anything that can be done by you guys or should I just quit is what I would love to know... From a very undecided Legacy... P.S. not playing those stupid servers btw these are the fresh ones I am talking about.

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    On 10/26/2017 at 6:31 PM, Shadow7770 said:

    Im actually glad they decided to push it back, while i love ark and all, this game is infamous at least on console, for  gamebreaking bugs and glitches. ive had well over 10 friends return their copy to gamestop and its sad really, because it has such potential and the devs seem like they try really hard. 

    exactly, such potential. but with a different company.

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