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      ARK Sales!   12/20/17

      For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in! The discounts and sale length may vary (by region and platform) so please continue reading for further sales information! Humble Bundle Sale! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Scorched Earth ARK: Season Pass
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      Official Server Maintenance (CET: 2:00 AM to 10:00 AM | EST: 8:00 PM to 4:00 AM | PST: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM)   01/23/18

      Survivors, We will be conducting maintenance on some of our official servers. These servers will be moved to new machines and will be receiving a hardware upgrade, which will result in better performance.  They will be taken offline in batches and also brought back online in stages. It will begin at 8:00 PM EST and we expect all servers to be back online by 4:00 AM EST (CET: 2:00 AM to 10:00 AM | PST: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM). Should there be any other updates, we will keep you informed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the update, and we thank for your understanding and patience throughout the maintenance. PC PS4 XBOX  
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    Community Crunch 112 and Dino TLC Preview!

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community!

    ARK: Aberration!

    AVAILABLE NOW!

    Steam on PC/Mac/Linux/SteamOS:
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770/ARK_Aberration__Expansion_Pack/

    Microsoft on Xbox One, & Xbox One X, and soon Play Anywhere:
    https://www.microsoft.com/store/p/ark-aberration/brj422pfv2pz

    Sony's PlayStation Network:
    https://store.playstation.com/?resolve=EP0688-CUSA06782_00-ARKABERRATION000

    Aberration Roundup!

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    First of all, a huge wholehearted thank you from everyone here at Studio Wildcard to the ARK Community! Since Aberration released we have received a number of kind messages of support for the game and our team. We appreciate each and every one of you; your feedback, creations, videos, live streams, drawings, screenshots, they mean everything to us and we will be forever grateful to the love you show our game.

    Aberration has been available for a few days now and it has been an absolute blast. Seeing the game do so well on each platform, with so much fan support behind it is incredible. We're looking forward to the weeks ahead and can't wait to experience more of your Aberration stories!

    In honour of Aberration's release, it's time to offer a bounty!

    BOUNTY: ALPHA ABERRATION ENDBOSS

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    We're awarding $2000 to the first person who provides video proof of them defeating the Alpha Aberration Endboss on an Official Aberration server! Remember to include proof that this has taken place on an Official Server, you can do so by showing us the main menu which will indicate the server you're on!

    You can send your entries to [email protected] or Tweet us your video here

    Dino TLC Preview

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    Now that Aberration has been released the question on your mind might be: what's in-store next for ARK?

    Today we're excited to share with you the first few images of our Dino TLC update that is currently being worked on. These images are still work-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, but here are the updated Rex, Ape, and Dire Wolf models.

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    Studio Wildcard started out as a small studio and as we've progressed through ARKs development, we've grown tremendously! We've been able to bring on very talented animators and character artists to work on the project. 

    You've seen some of their work in our more recent creatures and expansion packs, and now they'll be taking their abilities and showing some love to some of the original creatures we launched with. We're excited to see where these creatures go with the new advanced techniques and can't wait to show you how they turn out!

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    These three are not the only models that are planned to be upgraded. We have more coming as well but that'll have to remain a Mysterious Mystery for now! 

    Consoles Patches & Play Anywhere Update

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    We've figured out the networking-retail specific issue we ran into with Microsoft! The Windows 10 release accordingly with Play Anywhere and Crossplay will be available on 19th of December! We've cleared the date with Microsoft! 

     We also have a console update in cert at the moment, it'll fix some bugs which were reported as well as adjust some numbers based on the balance feedback we've received for! You can check out the patch notes here: PS4 Patch Notes / Xbox Patch Notes.

    Ragnarok!

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    Ragnarok Fans! We've got some exciting news regarding the map and its development! In the coming week, Ragnarok will be approximately 100% complete internally, and we'll be releasing a PC update to add in the latest part of the map. We are expecting to deploy this update on Wednesday the 20th of December. The previous Ragnarok update will be making its way to console around the new year, We don't have a precise date as we're not sure on console Cert availability, but once we do we'll let you know.

    ARK: Super Fan 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 world-wide today on our website: playark.com

    Xbox Game Sale!

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    ARK: Survival Evolved and its counterparts are currently on sale in the Xbox Store! You can pick up the game for its discounted price at the links below: 

    Xbox base game for 40% off
    Xbox Scorched Earth for 40% off
    Xbox Season Pass for 30% off
    Xbox Explorer’s Edition for 35% off

    ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

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    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 18th at 6 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate

    Fan Feature!

    THIS IS ABERRATION | ARK: Survival Evolved | Epic Cinematic by MAVE

    ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED - ABERRATION - WTF IS THIS SPAWN POINT?! by SSundee

    ARK - NOS RAIDEA UN CANGREJO GIGANTE... XDDD #2 - ABERRATION by Nexxuz

    THE LARGEST ARK UPDATE EVER - ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED ABERRATION EXPANSION #1 by JeromeASF

    ARK - HOW TO TAME A ROCK DRAKE In Aberration by Nooblets

    THIS IS ABERRATION ( New ARK DLC ) - ARK Duo Survival Series - Aberration #1 by faceless GAMING

    EVERY NEW CREATURE IN ABERRATION! ROCK DRAKE, REAPER QUEEN & KARKINOS! by Syntac

    🦀ARK EASY KARKINOS TAMING + ALL ABILITIES!! Ark Aberration How To Tame Giant Crab by Fresonis

    ARK: Survival Evolved - NEW DINOSAUR WORLD!! (ARK Aberration, Episode 1) by Typical Gamer

    RockDrake Drawing by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork
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    DoDo. by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork
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    Magic Egg by * Fluffy * ( Fr )'s Artwork
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    Bulbdog Derp by Ivymaire
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    Aberrant Diplodocus by ⚡Shockal be sleep⚡
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    Chibi Marble by PirateReaper
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    Sanic by fufightr
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    Deinonycanis by milokamilo'
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    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    I see that Windows 10 will be cross-play with Xbox consoles. Could someone answer 100% for sure that it WILL or WILL NOT be cross-play with Steam version? 

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    22 minutes ago, Laco said:

    I see that Windows 10 will be cross-play with Xbox consoles. Could someone answer 100% for sure that it WILL or WILL NOT be cross-play with Steam version? 

    I'd say 99% for sure that it WILL NOT be cross-play with Steam version

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    I can assume that the Raptor model will changed to the one we've seen on the forums and the game thumbnail? If so, that'd be awesome. I look forward to seeing the patch applied. Are you still making the Gigapithicus bipedal, or are you planning on making it more gorilla like as it is assumed to have been? Or somewhere in between.

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    (Sees Rockwell first time)

    (Backs up into room)

    Wake me up when we get normal ARK again... Also that end schematic! 

    Spoiler

    Everything's shutting down! Have we destroyed the ARKS? 

    Anyone remember the days of T-Rexes and giant spiders being the weirdest things in the game?

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    1 hour ago, FlyinJapman4 said:

    I can assume that the Raptor model will changed to the one we've seen on the forums and the game thumbnail? If so, that'd be awesome. I look forward to seeing the patch applied. Are you still making the Gigapithicus bipedal, or are you planning on making it more gorilla like as it is assumed to have been? Or somewhere in between.

    Can you give me a link to said raptor? i haven't seen it

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    As a huge Rex fan, I really loved the preliminary work on it. It looks amazing!!!! 

    The Ape really needed some love, and it looks so much more alive.

    Thank you Wildcard!

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    Really appreciate the work you guys! even with all the bugs and set-backs this game does make for a great gaming experience. I like the TLC designs! I like where you're going with the Rex and I know these aren't final but I'd mess his teeth design a little more and I pray you don't make him smaller! slimmer and more versatile yes but please don't shrink him to do so! Also Aberration really could use 1 or 2 more climbing mounts... some original ones would always be better... even just quick Ravager-sized ones. I like the Rock Drake but I really feel like it will get played out if it's the only end-game build, plus it being over-populated at the bottom really just takes it's uniqueness away. Love the game though these are more just ideas than complaints! Hoping Sarcos are on the TLC list!

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    12 hours ago, invincibleqc said:

    I won't lie, that one made me laugh. :D

    My favorite is the Wolf. It looks way more ferocious, you can see it in its eyes. I do agree with @Kirayli on the ears tho, I also preferred the old ones. The new ones seems off to me and doesn't seems to fit. xD

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    Agree completely man. And that pic killed me lol

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    9 hours ago, Laco said:

    I see that Windows 10 will be cross-play with Xbox consoles. Could someone answer 100% for sure that it WILL or WILL NOT be cross-play with Steam version? 

    It will not. It is only Windows 10 and Xbox, not Steam.

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    On 16/12/2017 at 10:51 AM, SneakyMcGee said:

    Great! ANOTHER Play Anywhere delay! Please don't bring your already disappointing delays forward, only to buggar it up and disappoint us once more by delaying it again. C'mon guys, surely you aren't this incompetent!

    I'd like to see you do better.

    These devs are doing a fab job considering the size of the team compared to the likes of Dice or Gaijin etc.

    However, they should do what gaijin do when announce a new feature, just mention it, no ETA or dates and just coming soon. That way no-one can moan xD and when ppl ask, just reply sooon.

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    I'd like to see you do better.

    These devs are doing a fab job considering the size of the team compared to the likes of Dice or Gaijin etc.

    However, they should do what gaijin do when announce a new feature, just mention it, no ETA or dates and just coming soon. That way no-one can moan and when ppl ask, just reply sooon.

    I completely agree with you. I'm an avid Wildcard supporter. I was just a little ticked off in the moment as I've been waiting for crossplay over 2 years at this point.

     

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    Love the rex and the wolf and ape but could you guys maybe just maybe do a little tlc on the pachycephalosaurus cuz its a amazing dino but its just to small and not very usefull the stats are really bad 2 and the bumbing skull isnt that vissable and same for the carno its to fat and has short legs and maybe could use same spikes on his body ( these are just suggestions ) i hope you guys from wildcard do something with this suggested dinos that need tlc ( still love the game tough )

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    Love the rex and the wolf and ape but could you guys maybe just maybe do a little tlc on the pachycephalosaurus cuz its a amazing dino but its just to small and not very usefull the stats are really bad 2 and the bumbing skull isnt that vissable and same for the carno its to fat and has short legs and maybe could use same spikes on his body ( these are just suggestions ) i hope you guys from wildcard do something with this suggested dinos that need tlc ( still love the game tough )

    Here are some examples...82e98e2bc97cff74f3105f05a719bd7a.jpg4a5afd90d19e7340f45f2fe4e30cf0c1.jpg

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    Hey guys. Thanks for a great game. Quick question do you think spiders in any form may get the ability to climb or use a grappling hook/zipline(esk) mechanic with this TLC pass? If not then maybe an aberrant version. Otherwise Spider-Man in the arkverse wouldn't be able to do much more than a regular guy... anyway I'm in love with the game. Thank you guys.

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    Jat awesome dinos but there are Some dinos that need tlc for example 1. Pachy 2. Carnotaurus 3. Dire bear 4. Sarco 5. Spino 6. Giga ( Its just too big ) 7. Raptor ( that was about iT ) Bye

     

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    5th post on "can we get some reassurance that dino abilities will get upgrades as part of the TLC?". The artwork looks sweet and I appreciate it, BUT I'm interested in the massive potential for dino gameplay upgrades. This wasn't mentioned at all in the announcement (that I saw, so many pictures!), hence this post in support of gameplay upgrades.

    Why is this important to me? Since the days these dinos were created, you've been developing new dino abilities along with the development of new dinos. Many of those abilities are just as appropriate for legacy dinos to have, and since legacy dinos are highly prominent on every map, backfilling their abilities would instantly add a ton of variety and depth to the gameplay on all maps.  

    For example, I would love to see all big predator dinos able to use the megalosaurus's pick up and shake attack, esp. megalodons. We KNOW sharks do exactly that with their prey. I'd love to see other aspects such as updates to the prey lists too, and the tapa's flee mechanic applied to all prey re their predators (including humans) so the gameplay looks as realistic as the dinosaurs do.

    To me, this TLC pass is also a chance to fulfill the original expectations made from the promise of a dinosaur survival game. Every game (every product and service really) reaches plateaus and then must be propelled upwards to the next higher level. As an Early Access title, Ark was allowed low plateaus that were easily reached in order for your company to generate revenue to support development. Fair enough.

    But now the game has launched. To summarize a Bruce Lee quote "We reach plateaus, but we must not stay there." So please, use the TLC pass as the opportunity to take dino gameplay from the low plateau it's been at for years up to the level which fulfills the promise of this game. 

    Edit: I had posted a suggestions collection thread for the TLC pass which lists a lot of things I and others would like to see implemented. Hope it helps communicate the possibilities. 

     

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    Glad to know these aren't the only legacy critters getting an overhaul; they look phenomenal!

    Here's to hoping the Spino makes the list; your artists are gonna work wonders on the feet!

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    Wildcard, 

    LOVE the new Dino TLCs, can't wait for all the new improvements!

    Also really really really good job with Aberration, it's so hard, so challenging and sooooooooo goood! the new dinos in it are fantastic, love the glow and the lsd mushrooms too. Really fantastic job! The map looks incredible!

    Now I just had a question:

    @Jen  Are we likely to hear news about S+ integration soon? Building cliff platforms without it isn't really ideal at the moment. Would be awesome to know when we can plan for it.

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