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  • Community Crunch 133: Code of Conduct Changes, Cooking with Zen Rowe, & More!

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

    Code of Conduct Updates!

    Earlier in April, our Enforcement Team announced some changes made to the Official ARK Code of Conduct, as well as how players can make reports on PC. Thanks to your reports, we have been able to take action consistently against rule breakers and cheaters on our Official Servers. Today we would like to announce some changes to the ruleset, we'll be listing the specific changes beneath but it's recommended you check out the entire code here.

    Hacking and Exploiting

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    Exploiting - examples are not limited to but can include attacking and living in unintended game-zones (under the mesh or above the map), duplication of tames, items and characters, unintended building mechanics (such as floating structures, using the world barrier as a snap point), building a box around your quetzal (or other platform creatures) to completely prevent it from taking damage, modifying your game files to remove key graphical components (water, fog, etc), attacking or blocking players through the terrain with dinosaurs, and intentionally crashing users or servers (through DDoS or otherwise).

    PvE Specific Griefing

    Additional rule

    Intentionally using wild creatures to destroy a player's assets when not in a tribe war.

    Player, Steam, and Tribe Names

    Revision

    Impersonate - pretending to be someone else with intent to impersonate Game Masters ("GM") or Studio Wildcard employees.

    Mod Community Updates!

    We have another Wildcard Workshop tutorial for you today. We're going to cover cooking and uploading your mods as well as managing and protecting your workshop linkages in the ARK Dev Kit. 

    Don't forget that the submission period for the current Mod Tutorial Contest closes on Thursday (31st)! The award increase went into effect for the current contest and beyond, so make sure to get your submissions to me before then. 

     

    ARK: Evolution Event!

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    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the Friday the 1st of June at 3 PM EST until Monday the 4th of June at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rates
    2x Taming Rates
    2x Maturation Rates
    2x  Mating and Egg Hatching Rates
    2x EXP Rates

    The Great Migration #3: ETA June 12th!

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    Just a reminder that there are just under 2 weeks left for the next stage of our Legacy migration. 

    Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works:

    Taking Down Low Pop Servers
    With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as the popularity of game mode, we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-1 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 12th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network.

    Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers.

    Servers Up for Deprecation
    Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deprecated come June 12th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4).

    Most Popular Servers
    To avoid players having to move again in future, we're publishing the most popular servers across all platforms. These servers are the top 30 most active Legacy servers on each platform and are ones most likely to be safe from any future server removals.

    PC:

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    theasiapveofficialserver526
    pveeuaberration905
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    ocragnarok38
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    theeupveragnarok34
    ocpveaberration909
    theasiapveragnarok41
    theasiapveofficialserver523
    theeupveisolatedragnarok60
    theasiapveofficialserver511
    officialserver5
    officialserver37
    thesaofficialserver501
    theeuragnarok21

    Xbox:

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    euaberration1100
    pvenaxboxofficialserver302
    euxboxofficialragnarok3
    naxboxofficialragnarok1
    pveeuxboxprimitiveplus4
    euxboxcrossarkcluster2ragnarok
    naxboxofficialragnarok9
    naaberration1109
    euxboxofficialragnarok6
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    naaberration1113
    pveeuxboxofficialserver168
    pvenaxboxofficialserver400
    officialserver3
    pveeuxboxofficialserver27
    pvenaxboxofficialserver70
    naxboxthehundredcrossark7ragnarok
    naxboxofficialserver415
    pvenaxboxofficialserver91
    naxboxofficialserver101
    naxboxthehundredcrossark4ragnarok
    naaberration1115
    naxboxofficialserver63
    pveeuxboxthecenter729

    PS4:

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    pvenaps4officialserver644
    naps4officialragnarok3
    pveeups4thecenter192
    eups4thecenter581
    naps4officialragnarok10
    eups4officialserver16
    eups4thecenter582
    pveeups4aberration900
    pvenaps4thecenter325
    pvenaps4officialserver627
    pveeups4officialserver676
    naps4primitiveplus6
    eups4officialserver780
    pvenaps4officialserver632
    eups4primitiveplus11
    pveeups4officialserver182
    pvenaps4officialserver630
    pvenaps4aberration912
    eups4officialserver20
    pvenaps4scorchedearth329
    eups4crossarkcluster2ragnarok
    pveeups4thecenter188

    How To Move Servers
    If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above.

    Allocation of New Servers
    Our new method of onlining new servers has been through what we call "FRESH" servers. These servers are added to the main network but have downloads disabled for a period of 60 days. After 60 days that restraint is removed and they are officially joined to the main network. We plan to online set of Fresh servers on a monthly basis for all platforms so stay tuned for more information on when new ones will be added if you're looking for a fresh start.

    Server Saves of Deleted Servers
    We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past.

    Community Livestream #2 Round up!

    On May 24th we had our second Community Livestream. Thank you to all of those who attended and participated! The community team had a lot of fun and we hope you did as well. If you weren't able to catch the stream you can watch the video-on-demand on our Twitch page or by clicking on the video below.

    This week Mod Community Manager ZenRowe showcased Saddle Emporium and Crystal Isles. These mods are part of the Sponsored Mod Program and are definitely worth checking out! Saddle Emporium redesigns the ARK saddles and adds multiple variants to them. Crystal Isles is a massive original map by ISO that features crystals and floating islands unlike anything seen before.

    Our special guest this week was JayEx23 who gave us some PVP tips on the PS4 Pro. From base design to dino choices, we talked about how you can make it as a new PVP player or a player in a smaller tribe in the great big PVP universe. 

    A reminder for next stream, we are accepting bases for a Base Tour section! If you want to show off your base please send some screenshots to the email below and include your server name/number. Unofficial server bases are also accepted as long as your server admin will allow us to come tour on your server. All platforms are welcome to participate. We look forward to seeing all of your base designs!

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    We are still accepting any type of ARK related fanart to be featured in the Showcase section of the stream and entries are always open. This can be drawings, videos, builds, ANSEL screenshots, handmade crafts, anything ARK related!

    You can submit your ARKwork to our streaming email address: [email protected]

    Be sure to follow us on our Twitch page so you don't miss a stream! twitch.tv/survivetheark

    We'll be hosting our next Community Live Stream on Thursday, June the 7th! We hope to see you there :)

    Upcoming New Speciality Servers!

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    Speciality servers are alternate game modes for ARK that last for a short period of time. Each new theme will bring on a new set of challenges different from that of servers currently available. However, these seasonal servers will wipe and change theme after a determined period of time.

    We're looking for input from you today. We've set up a thread and we'd appreciate if you could drop your suggestions into the separate thread below. Changes will revolve around edits that can be made to the existing config. These types of changes can include many things such as: tribe/alliance size, anything related to dino stats and taming, server rates, etc.

    If you have a game mode that you think would be fun to play be sure to leave your comment in the thread:

    We're hoping to launch our first set of Speciality Servers in June! So definitely chime in and let us know what you're thinking before we finalise our first batch.

    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    Edited by Jatheish




    User Feedback




    With the 2x breeding again, I got the same thought as before. Can gigas be a one week raise or receive a buff? The current state they are in isn't worth the two weeks because shotguns can easily enrage them. Also, rhinos (a 2 day raise) can easily enrage a giga (2 week raise). Doesn't feel rewarding as a giga rider when you know you can lose your 2 week tame too easily.

    Losing it to another giga in a good fight is only way I would want to see losing my gigas.

    Edited by Shotsnsh

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    No mention of arks birthday? @Jatheish :( (I'll assume that is what the maturation event is for 😛)

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    im waiting from yesterday , finally comunity crunch hahahaa

    thanks for breeeddd

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    We're is s+, you are losing your fan base, most is of them is going to conan exiles 

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    Please update the current Legacy server saves. They are so old right now they're not even worth hosting.

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    15 minutes ago, Nokosa said:

    Please update the current Legacy server saves. They are so old right now they're not even worth hosting.

     

    7 hours ago, Jatheish said:

    Server Saves of Deleted Servers
    We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past.

     

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    KishK0

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    Any specific date on when are the specialty servers gonna be live?

    Edited by KishK0

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    4 hours ago, Timwest said:

    We're is s+, you are losing your fan base, most is of them is going to conan exiles 

    They’ll come back once they realise how trash the game and devs are. People acting like the Conan devs are high and mighty but have a history of butchering games.

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    How can u do such an event when ur server as this **** ? Do u think ur server will handle it this time better?

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    @Jatheish Does the .ini rule also apply to PvE/unofficials(with battleye active)? I know some of the people on my unofficial cluster use changed ini files because they have a poor performing pc

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    Thanks for finally doing a breeding event,thou are server is constently caped so it dosent help us at all,we will just be caped the whole weekend without been provided any solution to your servers CAP issue.

    Also not cool posting a spoiler picture,right smack at the begining of the thread. Some new players might still be unaware of this.thanks for ruining that for them... 😢

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    Great to see you updating your amazing game! Just wondering when you are going to adress the small text in co-op splitscreen on console?  

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    Aahahah I'm so glad i barely play this game except for singleplayer occasionally. People have been kiting Giga's on PvE servers since the dino was added and it takes you NEARLY 3 YEARS to decide that its against the rules?

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    Re Great Migration;

     

    On the first or second one I read that there would be 1 server type per region available at absolute minimum, but OC PVE haven't had an SE server since the first cull of servers.

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    2 hours ago, MultiKore said:

    Aahahah I'm so glad i barely play this game except for singleplayer occasionally. People have been kiting Giga's on PvE servers since the dino was added and it takes you NEARLY 3 YEARS to decide that its against the rules?

    except they won't enforce it, just like all the other rules

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    EXTINCTION HYPE HYPE HYPE

    I HOPE WE SOME INGAME FOOTAGE ON E3 =D =D =D

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    Instead of introducing new specialty servers, can we do an overhaul of the already existing specialty servers "No Taming"?

    There are still several issues with "No Taming" servers ongoing still from when the Legacy / new servers were introduced.

    - Forgot to adjust difficulty level.

    - Missing Center server

    - Carry weight bug.

    - Clean up Saddle and Saddle engrams from engrams to learn and loot drops.

    -....

    Edited by Roseveld

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    11 hours ago, Timwest said:

    We're is s+, you are losing your fan base, most is of them is going to conan exiles 

    This is actually a fact, as I'm one of these players. It's beyond disheartening to see the developers have abandoned their past promises that would have actually made this game enjoyable again. The bugs are insurmountable and the gameplay has become stale. The design and lack of content is forcing this game into near Extinction like the dinosaurs it uses. Maybe it's time to give the community what you promised and has been asked for since you officially released you'd implement the alleged ten mods a month you pay for to help be designed. Your interest base is in those, not the work you all have been doing. You speak of quality of life changes, then give the quality begged for time and time again. Help the modders, if you're actually capable of doing so with what seems to be a limited coding knowledge you are portraying. Or are you seriously thinking that working on ark 2, as said in a recent interview will actually work out for you with your fan base dying from the false promises to keep people around and depressingly inaffective content updates. 

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    I "like" that PvE nerf. Especially because server i play on is overpopulated by chinese Dino-dumps and its always capped. Will(not) be able to tame more dinos and breed my allos. Also thoughts on "fresh" servers - DAY 1: Big alliances of players come to fresh servers. On next week they claim tons of important land and tame thousands of dodos (or other small creatures). Then they feed them once a week and refresh cooldown on pillars up until day 60. DAY 61: Fresh server enables transferring. Almost all dodos will be transfered\killed and those tribes will transfer their dinos to new servers, creating dino dumps to reduce their servers CAPS and breed some dinos. Thanks WC for disabling last way to reduce CAP. Great game. More dodo taming tribes in future.
    P.S. will you enable regional servers please? Chinese players are cancer, they dino dump, they use exploits to get recources and dino levels.
    P.P.S. Im really raging from that update, sorry if you consider anything offencive.

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    Y'all should make Crystal Isles official! I would love to play this on console with my friends 

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