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    ARK Fantastic Tames is a new paid DLC to introduce new fantasy creatures into the world of ARK: Survival Ascended, which will be found in biome-appropriate locations of all Official Maps except for The Island and is transferrable. We're excited to launch this series with the Pyromane. This fiery friend will light the way on your journey. Whether it takes the form of a majestic predator or a loyal shoulder mount, the Pyromane will make a scorching addition to your army of powerful tames!

    We recognize that a solo paid creature is new territory for ARK, and the Fantastic Tames series helps support the development and operation of ARK: Survival Ascended. Thank you for being open to us trying new things, and most importantly, for your community participation! Your passion keeps us going, and we're excited to continue this journey with you over the years to come.

     

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    Welcome to The Center Ascended, an expansive, hand-crafted map that nearly doubles the size of The Island’s landscape. With its rich, Tolkien-esque design, this map invites you to journey through stunning biomes and discover hidden secrets.

     

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    The Center Ascended features a vast array of climates and geological wonders. Head west to find the colossal floating island surrounded by perilous swamps. To the north lies a volatile volcanic island teeming with lava flows and formidable predators.

    Scattered throughout the map are islands blanketed in jungles, tropical beaches, towering mountains, and ancient ruins, each offering unique challenges and rewards. Delve deep into the subterranean world inspired by Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, or explore the underwater domes perfect for constructing your underwater haven.

     

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    Among the many wonders of The Center Ascended is the Shastasaurus, a curious giant of the sea. This creature, despite its intimidating size, often approaches humans out of intrigue. It uses ultrasonic chirps for echolocation, which can be weaponized to disorient prey or create concussive waves to scatter schools of fish. Taming a Shastasaurus is a rewarding endeavor as it becomes a formidable ally in deep waters. Some tribes have even outfitted their Shastasaurus with advanced gear like periscopes, torpedo bays, and cargo holds, transforming them into incredible underwater vessels.

    The Center Ascended isn’t just a map; it’s an entire world waiting for you to explore. Embark on this grand adventure and discover a new dimension to your ARK: Survival Ascended experience!


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    1 minute ago, VanIsle said:

    Na-PVE-TheCenter5637 lol.

    Ooo 1035/70

    That server is going wild asf 

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    When will the officials servers be back up? 

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    3 hours ago, NoahMfire said:

    That’s cool and all but when y'all putting smalls console back up?

    Where are the premium mods that were suppose to release today with the center the ones we have been waiting forever for 

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    7 minutes ago, SkoobydewAk said:

    Where are the premium mods that were suppose to release today with the center the ones we have been waiting forever for 

    I believe Overwolf are still finalising things for release today.

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    When will the officials servers be back up ???

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    17 minutes ago, DeadKoool said:

    Do we have any idea as when Xbox PC will actually be able to play this map?

     

    Possibly not until tomorrow from what's been said. It's with Microsoft right now I believe.

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    The server I joined has disappeared already 😆

     

    Edit: Vanished completely lol 

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    49 minutes ago, GP said:

    Possibly not until tomorrow from what's been said. It's with Microsoft right now I believe.

    What timezone is this according to?

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    39 minutes ago, DeadKoool said:

    What timezone is this according to?

    USA. Tomorrow (Thursday)

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    There is no way I am paying for another dinosaur. I've played this game since launch and I have given you enough money for your game that has never worked properly. Fix the game instead of putting band aids on it

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    There's an big air pocket at 65 59 on the center underwater, you can build a good base there but cryopods aren't deployable there.

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    The map looks amazing guys, not really sure on the pyromane.  If it’s as OP as people or saying then I definitely have to say you guys are dipping too much into the pay-to-win pond.  Not a fan of that, kinda defeats the whole purpose of the game.   Back to the map though it’s a nice balance between the new and old.  There’s enough of the old map features for it to be familiar and just the right amount of updating to give it that fresh new adventure feel.  The skull island looks awesome, all the other landmarks that made the center The Center have been enhanced and not completely redesigned with the exception of half burnt island and the lava island.  HOLY CRAP, took me a hot second to realize where I was when I was checking out the map in single player (due to servers being loaded).

    Now as far the servers…….WHY DO YOU DO THIS WC???????  Every time you guys launch a map you NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER put out enough servers!  Then for the next 2 weeks to a month adding servers.  It’s insane thought process, and I never understood that way of releasing servers even during ASE.  I know more servers are coming so I’m not completely broken up about not being able to jump onto the server right away.  I will say though just from a couple hours in single player, I’m not seeing a whole lot that kinda puts The Center in the same arena as Ragnarok, Crystal Isles and Fjordur, unfortunately I don’t see much in the way of that yet.  Hopefully that’ll change to give the map the traffic q, the staying power of a great map!

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    18 minutes ago, ccz2887 said:

    I’m not seeing a whole lot that kinda puts The Center in the same arena as Ragnarok, Crystal Isles and Fjordur, unfortunately I don’t see much in the way of that yet.

    The Center was never on their tier, and never will be.

    Ark has too many maps and releasing them in the original order is a big mistake. SE as the second map was pathetic and did nothing to help either growing their playerbase or getting ASE players to move over. There are hundreds of articles, listicles, and reddit posts to gather info from, but they do not care. They should have dropped at least 3 maps from ASA and released them later, if ever, based on their cash flow and community feedback.

    This studio is incompetent - always has been, always will be. The CEO is a Communications major from ASU ffs!

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    The "glow up" is better than I anticipated. I think The Center is just fine but it could be one of the better maps if it just had a wyvern trench. It seems backwards to me to release the first large map but not add a trench to the finally finished version of the map after we just received the dragons on SE. It's just missing a little something that the Shasta and Pyromane can't satiate with one being an ocean tame and most avoid the oceans, and the other being a bit pay to win and honestly one of the lower quality creatures they've made. On the modded side, I figured some modded creatures like the Mosa TLC or Paleo Ascension creatures would coincide to save the map but honestly I think most people are forgetting about these mods from the silence and delays throughout ASA. Good map just needs something extra to help separate it from the others and give players a reason to want to go to the map.

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    1 hour ago, DreamingVoid said:

    The Center was never on their tier, and never will be.

    Ark has too many maps and releasing them in the original order is a big mistake. SE as the second map was pathetic and did nothing to help either growing their playerbase or getting ASE players to move over. There are hundreds of articles, listicles, and reddit posts to gather info from, but they do not care. They should have dropped at least 3 maps from ASA and released them later, if ever, based on their cash flow and community feedback.

    This studio is incompetent - always has been, always will be. The CEO is a Communications major from ASU ffs!

    As far as size, capability and potential, yes it was.  As far as what’s in it, no it wasn’t, but I could have been.  SE was never really a map that players had their home bases on anyway.  Maybe some did, but it was a small fraction compared to the entire player base.  That could even be said for most of the story maps, except for the island and Gen 2.  Most of the player base throughout ASE (from what I saw playing for so long) had their home bases on the free dlc maps The Center (until Ragnarok), Ragnarok, Crystal Isles etc.  

    Yes they probably should have dropped 3 maps all at once and it would have helped with the migration of players from ASE TO ASA and server pop caps upon launches (I would have thought they at least learned that lesson from ASE).   I don’t think the number of the maps are the problem.  We all have our favorites and our not so fond of, but I think it helps with the whole sandbox idea that was Ark’s founding principal.  In ASE, like most players, I had outposts on most of the story maps to get the things that I couldn’t get or weren’t as abundant on a non story map.

    Believe me, I am well versed in the incompetence and lack of concern for their players that WC and SnailGames has.  There was a point in time where they weren’t incompetent and they DID give 2 fly sh$*s on the wall about their players. It was way back in the very beginning before WC became an indentured servant to SnailGames.  My belief is as long as they are under that cloud this is what we are forced to deal with.  Unfortunately when a partner of a company that basically owns you goes out on a “field trip” to Vegas and all your cash needed to run the company and develop more products goes up in smoke, things turn even less about the player base and more about the all mighty dollar.  That’s why they launched ASA to start with is because they were basically out of money.  As far as the CEO being a communications major, that means about as much as a bug fart in a hurricane when ya get down to it.  Just because someone got an education in a particular field doesn’t mean they don’t have other skills outside of that they they’re good at.  Most of my schooling after high school was to become a cop(never came to fruition), but I’m a pretty good auto mechanic and metal fabricator.  
     

    Yes WC doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to this sort of business, I am no ways blind to this.  If they would listen to their community and stand up to those that push them to do the things they do for some one else (tongue in cheek here), they probably wouldn’t be so incompetent.  If they don’t do that well yes they always will be incompetent.  Being mean and nasty yelling at them on here or twitter or discord isn’t going to change anything.  Giving them a “hey good job on this that’s really awesome” and a “oh come on guys, what were you thinking” probably won’t do much either, but I’m a firm believer that the people that work there really do work hard at their jobs, and those are the ones who should get the praise of a job well done, and those are the ones who appreciate it the most. The publisher, the head hanchos, management etc, might not care about the players but I’m willing to bet the people that actually BUILD the game do!

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    5$ for a single creature...
    If you guys need more money, add more cosmetic & structure DLCs, not this blatant p2w crap.
    I don't like the idea that i'll be adventuring around on a map, see a cool creature that i want to tame, only to be faced with a "buy DLC sucka" prompt when trying to tame it...

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    1 minute ago, Frodo93 said:

    still nothing on win 10 ^^ u guys are just dont give a damn ..... since u already got our money we doesnt matter anymore GG

     

    They already announced its status:

    "The Windows version of the game is still being certified, and we should know more about its status tomorrow."

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    Is it just me or is anyone else not finding any servers for official right now? Unofficial and non dedicated have servers up but nothing is showing for official 

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    Trying new things...  like more payments!  This is what I had hoped would not happen to the game.

    """If YoU dOnT lIkE iT dOnT bUy It"""

    I won't, for sure.

    But the issue for me is, that this remake in UE5 went from being a free upgrade, to then a paid game, and now to a new landscape of microtransaction-possibilities.

    What works perfectly in ASA?  The system to accept payments for mods and DLC crap.

    What doesn't work in ASA?  Server transfers are nearly completely borked on the cluster I am on.

    I have yet to leave Island for SE because my survivor will (not might, it WILL) be deleted.  Most likely not the first transfer, probably not the second, but it will happen.  People lose survivors after island ascension because they skip the Bob's Bullcrap Ass DLC cutscene.  People lose survivors after island ascension because they don't know to learn an engram after ascending.

    Some things are great in ASA.  And some things are 100% exactly the way I had hoped they would never be in the game.  I don't know what to think here, but am disappointed.

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    First of all:

    where's the x2 event?

     

    2nd one:

    why oh why there is always something during the launch?
    Delays, bugs, tremendous exploits? Like who is responsible for such mess?

     

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    16 hours ago, Thorn8681 said:

    im waiting for it to show up still on my pc and its getting super frustrating

    same...funny how they wont mention this widespread issue but want to toot their dlc while the windows 10 xbox app version is hung out to dry.....cant play any map let alone center.

     

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    2 minutes ago, Balvens said:

    same...funny how they wont mention this widespread issue but want to toot their dlc while the windows 10 xbox app version is hung out to dry.....cant play any map let alone center.

     

    its so sad that they are just ignoring the issue when it is as widespread as it is like i was just trying to get back into the game i used to play it a ton a long time ago and this is making me not want to bother at all 

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    Just now, Thorn8681 said:

    its so sad that they are just ignoring the issue when it is as widespread as it is like i was just trying to get back into the game i used to play it a ton a long time ago and this is making me not want to bother at all 

    Same bro! I played Survival Evolved like crazy and just got really into SA and now this...about to call it quits on Ark period. It is like they dont test their content before making it live....they had to have known the update wasnt ready for xbox app users and could have mentioned it but instead they just lie and say its on all platforms now when indeed it isnt

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    16 hours ago, thetappabletaco said:

    has the update not been pushed to xbox on pc i am unable to see an update or connect to my server?

    Seems like they could at least give us an announcement regarding the xbox app on windows and give us a timeframe maybe....we are left hanging instead.

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    2 minutes ago, Balvens said:

    Same bro! I played Survival Evolved like crazy and just got really into SA and now this...about to call it quits on Ark period. It is like they dont test their content before making it live....they had to have known the update wasnt ready for xbox app users and could have mentioned it but instead they just lie and say its on all platforms now when indeed it isnt

    like i was a hugely into the game back when i was on xbox and then i swapped to pc and after i did that i kinda fell off my wife wanted to get back into the game here recently but we can't because they don't test thier things and they never have i remember this being an issue back on the og ark as well like i had freinds that always had to wait to play so its not like this is a new issue its one they have been doing for years now 

     

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