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  • Community Crunch 137: Code of Conduct Changes, Community Livestream Round-Up, & DevKit Update!

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

    Code of Conduct Changes!

    The Enforcement Team are back again with another important notice regarding the Code of Conduct. We'd like to make Official Players aware of the following 3 revisions:

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    Small Tribe Server Specific Rules

    > No Teaming - to maintain the intent and spirit of the small tribe servers, players are not permitted to form informal alliances between tribes.  This includes such things as:
        
        Joint raids against one or more tribes (including cross-server)

        Sharing tame breeding lines between tribes

        Sharing tames between tribes

        Moving characters back and forth between multiple tribes

        Using non-tribemember bodies to store and transport items

        Bringing players from multiple tribes into a Boss Fight

    > Do not attempt to circumvent the six member limit

    PvE Specific Griefing

    Additional rule

    Intentionally filling the server tame limit via spamming tames and/or rafts

    Community Livestream Round-Up!

    On June 18th we had our fourth 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.

    The stream began with a round-up of Extinction related information that was released following the Extinction trailer. Mod Community Manager ZenRowe then showcased eco's Mods. These mods are part of the Sponsored Mod Program and are definitely worth checking out! eco is well known in the unofficial community for her decorative and RP mods.

    Our community guest this week was xRowCat! Rowena Frenzel is a freelance 3D artist who created the Brachiosaurus Costume, Stygimoloch Costume, and Styracosaurus Costume for the ARKaeology Event. She chatted about the workflow on these creature skins and taught us the process of creating 3D art.

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    We are 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!

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    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, July the 5th! We hope to see you there :)

    Mod Community Updates!

    I've got good news for the modding community! The DevKit update is finally available. 😁This update includes all of the TLC #2 content and the ARKaeology content. You can download the manual content diff from here:

    https://forums.unrealengine.com/development-discussion/modding/ark-survival-evolved/62293-6-21-ark-dev-kit-v280-0-is-now-on-google-drive

    I also have a new tutorial ready for you! This time we will be looking at MultiUse and adding options to the radial menu. Happy modding!

    Server Maintenance This Week!

    We have some upcoming server maintenance on our official server network this week. A select number of Xbox and PS4 servers will be taken down for a short period of time later this week.

    Stay tuned to our Twitter @survivetheark for an exact time and list of which servers will be affected.

    ARKaeology Event Live Now!

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    There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will run beginning today on all platforms until July 15th. Collect bones from fossil mounds and craft them into 4 new skins and returning skeleton costumes. 

    During this event all wild dinos have a chance to spawn with additional mutation colors: White, Yellow, Grey, and Black. There is also the mighty Tek Rex which you can find and tame, if you can handle it!

    Salien!

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    The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! For the next 14 days you can collect an ARK-themed outfit for your Salien when participating in the sale, or by playing the Summer Saliens Game to win free games!

    http://steamcommunity.com/saliengame/play

    ARK'S BIGGEST SALE!

    ARK and its expansion packs are currently on sale across all platforms at their lowest prices ever! Discounts may vary across regions and platforms. Check out the images and links below for more details!

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    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Explorer's Edition

    ARK: Season Pass

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

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    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Explorer's Edition

    ARK: Season Pass

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

    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 29th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2nd of July 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 EXP Rates

    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

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    User Feedback




    15 hours ago, yekrucifixion187 said:

    This rule would have too much of a drawback.

    I am solo on my main server (Ragnarok) but have an extensive alliance. This same alliance have banded together as one tribe on an island server to ascend and will as well on an Aberration server to ascend there. 

    Being that this is a sandbox game with an enormous amount of different ways to play from both a PvE and PvP perspective, your rule would make it so that the only focus could be beating the game in a very linear way, really going against the very nature of Ark.

    While one of my primary focus' along the way is beating the bosses and ascending I also enjoy pushing the stats on Quetzal's and Yuty's.  These dino's get me stuff I'd have a harder time getting on just my own. Now I keep a reasonable number of tames (never go over 250 and mostly keep it between 225 and 235) but with your rule I'd never be able to tribe up on the island to ascend and would have to create my own base (more lag) and increase my overall tame number (affecting server cap and more lag) to be able to keep my dino's fed, farm certain materials I need, etc. on that ascension server instead of sharing resources/tames as we currently do.

    The only true fix is better servers with a higher cap limit or a personal account tame limit across all official servers based on a unique game I.D. making it so you would need to buy multiple accounts and copies of the game to supersede that number and if you're willing to do that then you have earned those extra dino's

    I think you did not understand. It has nothing to do with alliance or ability to do boss, or etc.

    I'm talking about the dino limit per tribe being 500, but this number is global, adding ALL the dinos that the tribe owns, even though they are separated between several servers. If the tribe has 100 dinos on a server "X" and 400 dinos on another base on server "Y", then it would reach its 500 dinos limit.

    This would prevent us from having tribes with multiple bases, on several servers, full of dinos and taking the server to the limit. There are tribes that have servers full of dodos, lytros and other crap, just to hold the slot to be able to create when it is convenient. But these same tribes have a "main base" where they keep only the TOP of their list of dinos.

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    1 hour ago, arrojado1200 said:

    I think you did not understand. It has nothing to do with alliance or ability to do boss, or etc.

    You didn't understand. I am not in a tribe with them on one server but am in a tribe with them on another server. So how does that situation affect us? We tribed to simplify the process of ascension. 

    I am in another tribe with some buddies from legacy. My only task in that tribe is to feed and refresh timers when they go on vacation. I also trade them/give them dino's. Dino's I raise on my server and then stay with me when I download to their server but with a separate character even though they are now theirs. How does your fix affect that?

    Does my Ragnarok cap add to their cap and vice versa? That means I can't have multiple characters or multiple tribes even if they are rarely used and for ease of transfer purposes/to care for dino's?

    There's to many situations your proposed fix ignores so it won't work without limiting the very nature of this game. 

    Better and more servers and higher server cap is the only fix. 

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    2 hours ago, yekrucifixion187 said:

    You didn't understand. I am not in a tribe with them on one server but am in a tribe with them on another server. So how does that situation affect us? We tribed to simplify the process of ascension. 

    I am in another tribe with some buddies from legacy. My only task in that tribe is to feed and refresh timers when they go on vacation. I also trade them/give them dino's. Dino's I raise on my server and then stay with me when I download to their server but with a separate character even though they are now theirs. How does your fix affect that?

    Does my Ragnarok cap add to their cap and vice versa? That means I can't have multiple characters or multiple tribes even if they are rarely used and for ease of transfer purposes/to care for dino's?

    There's to many situations your proposed fix ignores so it won't work without limiting the very nature of this game. 

    Better and more servers and higher server cap is the only fix. 

     

    As a Chinese scholar already said: what has no solution, is already solved.

    I understood your point of view now ... so I conclude there is no way out.

    His proposal of better servers, with more dino capacity, would not work either. That would be a temporary solution, sooner or later the server would be packed again.

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    On 6/26/2018 at 10:41 AM, SpCowboy said:

    PvE Specific Griefing

    Additional rule

    Intentionally filling the server tame limit via spamming tames and/or rafts

    OK, seems a fair new rule, for those "Sloth Trolls" (For Example: Go Ragnarok 42 PVE, spawn on Highlands N and you will see the best example for this kind of people, more than 100 dodos on a cage, tribe name is Maja Cool...something)

    But how you will apply this to "Breeders" that have literally hundreds of females to get more chances of mutations? It is not a kind of trolling too? they just want to achieve kind of notority on forums with their colors and stats, but keep servers on their limits, and there are even some "Smarts" that also have alt accounts as ally tribes to store more dinos on their bases, because they all eat from the same troughs, on ly need log 10 secs to reset timer...

    Those eternal breeders are also limiting new players on some kind of way, dont you think?

    NO. Breeders are helping the players to do the upper-level content by breeding BOSS dinos and distributing them so others do not have to breed them. People just do not think about what they have and where it came from. Imagine running Alpha Boss fights with fresh tamed and leveled dinos? You would lose many of your dinos every run if not get wiped most of the time. How many times after losing everything would you keep trying to run the BOSS fights?

    The Real issue limiting servers is that they allow 70 to 100 tribes per server. The math will never add up. 11 tribes with 500 tames will cap the server so how many dinos can you have if you have 70 tribes; 78 dinos! As long as WC allows more than 11 tribes per server you will always have tame cap issues.

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    You need more small tribe servers....unless I play scorched or between the hours midnight and 6am they are full!!

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    A lot of these new rules would make many an unofficial player envious for their unenforceable, undefinable and ambiguous nature. I am used to seeing unofficial servers with gems like "No excessive damage when raiding" and the ever generic "No griefing" but I never thought Wild Card would try and give them a run for their money.

    In all honesty unless you put in hard coded solutions to enforce these rules or employ a group of admins to actively enforce them, then these rules are little more then false reassurances that don't solve anything.

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    4 hours ago, Cinnamongod said:

    NO. Breeders are helping the players to do the upper-level content by breeding BOSS dinos and distributing them so others do not have to breed them. People just do not think about what they have and where it came from. Imagine running Alpha Boss fights with fresh tamed and leveled dinos? You would lose many of your dinos every run if not get wiped most of the time. How many times after losing everything would you keep trying to run the BOSS fights?

    The Real issue limiting servers is that they allow 70 to 100 tribes per server. The math will never add up. 11 tribes with 500 tames will cap the server so how many dinos can you have if you have 70 tribes; 78 dinos! As long as WC allows more than 11 tribes per server you will always have tame cap issues.

    I was talking about those "Endless Breeder" they keep trying, for their own reasons, to get higher HP and Melee or "cool" colors, all as a personal projects, and this "game mode" is like the icebergs, we see less than 10% of those  breeders on forums, because the other 90%  doesnt publish or sales their stats, because someone else is one mutation higher than them, but they keep mating their dinos, trying to take the pole of the race in the future.

    Maybe devs need add a timer to tammed dinos and make them vanish at its end, the timer will increase, just like torpidity does, higher lvls will stay more time on the tribe.

     

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    Looking forward to seeing how WC manage to enforce some of the teaming code of conduct rules, theres a lot of grey area surrounding spur of the moment teams.

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    smalltribe servers:
    Lots of rules... Rules without enforcement are meaningless.
    There's no admin... and you need a picture to report.
    Most tribes ain't stupid, and they will avoid raiding at the same time, they will attack one after the other, so you wont be able to picture it.
    and they wont attack each other of course and help each other.
    So whats the point?

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    Wildcard, issue concerning trike costumes has a terrible glitch to the point i had to take them off.  I play on ps4.  The skin is gorgeous but please fix it.

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    GP

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    57 minutes ago, Sugarfairy2 said:

    Wildcard, issue concerning trike costumes has a terrible glitch to the point i had to take them off.  I play on ps4.  The skin is gorgeous but please fix it.

    Without actually saying what the problem with the trike skin is then how can you expect anyone to "fix" it.

    Edited by GP

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    On 6/25/2018 at 7:27 PM, Kai905 said:

    The whole quetz platform counting as 20 tames is not helping cap at all either. You figure, if theres 15 different tribes on pve all having atleast 1 thats 300 tames right there. 

    Doesn't that only count as 20 toward tribe (not server) cap?

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    On 6/25/2018 at 10:18 PM, Gafgarion said:

    What exactly means "Spamming Tames"?

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    I am curious, as well. After what amount of a dino is it considered spamming? What tier of dino is the cutoff? What about the asian tribes that infest NA servers and run businesses and/or stockpile stuff like the above?

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    On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 2:08 AM, Lucian said:

    The point of the mod program is to get high quality mods for Ark. They *pay* the sponsored mod authors to develop the mods as long as they are working on it and they are hitting their goals. Its always been about a partnership with the modders. They talk about it in the announcement.

    I know its not what the people on console want to hear, but the mods have always been a huge part of Ark. They are not going to abandon such a large part of the community just because some platforms don't support mods. Unfortunately, that's a thing with consoles, and has been since I have been gaming.  

    To be honest, the quality of mods jumped tremendously once they started the program. Over the years I have had several issues due to the mods running on my servers. Much less so with the sponsored mods.

    you said that "They *pay* the sponsored mod authors to develop the mods as long as they are working on it and they are hitting their goals."

    Too bad ARK can not hit their goals when they announce things like spring of 2018 we are bringing out this dlc then pushed too summer and now it's the fall for Extinction! 

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    1 hour ago, Paultron89 said:

    Doesn't that only count as 20 toward tribe (not server) cap?

    I dount see how that would make sense though...they cant even figure out how to stop dinos from falling into the map let alone the number of tames and knowing which are platforms and which arent lol its either they’re tames or they’re not...

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    Hey wildcard, the way you're going to be able to ACTUALLY limit mega tribe abuse on the small tribe PVP servers is if you make tribe formation count cluster-wide as opposed to server specific. That way, no matter what server you take your character to, you're still in the same tribe of 6 people.

    You'll want to put a cool down on people leaving and joining the tribe too. Ultimately, you'll never flush out the mega tribe thing completely but something ridiculous like a 7 day cool down would definitely deter people from jumping back and forth between tribes. 

    The verbal banning informal alliances is ultimately going to be difficult if not impossible to enforce. It needs to be incorporated into the game mechanics. 

    The small tribe servers are super fun and you've got the right idea. Just not all the way there yet. 

    Thanks!

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    13 hours ago, GP said:

    The trike costume stretches at the eyelid ti the feet and does this flickering and then when i come in you see several lines stretching.  I have photos but cant upload from my ps4.  Its like nodes of the mesh are being pulled.  If you add me on psn ill show the pics happily.

    Edited by Sugarfairy2

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    On 6/25/2018 at 6:33 PM, Lexire said:

    It's nice that WC is recognising raft spam as against the rules now, but are we still completely ignoring tame cap issues? Rafts aren't causing servers to cap out as fast as they are, its people holding dinos on multiple servers they don't play on. Spamming tames only makes uploading your tames for a slot difficult, doesn't fix the fact you have to upload just to tame something you need. You brought out more servers and within days they were capped, how are we expected to keep playing like this? Just wait for Extinction to come out so people will move a few tames off i suppose.

    It was lovely that you gave us a 3x event, but as soon as it hit my breeding server capped out leaving the rest of the weekend as a reconstruction of what happens on my main server. Waiting for a slot and trying to incubate eggs so i can sort out a dino line, having half the community scream at eachother because they want to mate. We're struggling here, WC. We can't all go unofficial or private, big tribes go down and within days we're capped again.

     

     

    Here here well said. I bet Extiction will be the same. Tame cap almost takes the fun out of ark for me and my crew. We moved to a server searched for a spot to set up, after hundreds of pillars that we ran into we found one. Then once we wanted to tame a few hours later server was capped forcing us to trade for dinos.

     

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    I hope that if Wild Card is making a TLC 3, that it includes the Megalodon, or like... The Carno, or really any of the ocean creatures.

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    Styrac likes to flip the ever living poop out when put on a trike. Same goes for the bionic trike skin and even bionic raptor for the raptors and this is on Xbox One.

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    On 6/26/2018 at 7:27 AM, Kai905 said:

    The whole quetz platform counting as 20 tames is not helping cap at all either. You figure, if theres 15 different tribes on pve all having atleast 1 thats 300 tames right there. 

    I did some testing recently on legacy PVE and platform saddles only count as 1 tame slot. Doubt it's any different for new PVE, but could be different for PVP.

    I started a new tribe, claimed a quetzal then put a platform on it, built on it and it stayed as 1 tame slot. I guess they realised how bad it was for tame caps on PVE.

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    How about fixing stupid pillar spam on PVE servers and increase the range on PVE servers that you can build near enemy foundations? People do this to keep others from building on top of them

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    On June 30, 2018 at 6:39 AM, Sugarfairy2 said:

    The trike costume stretches at the eyelid ti the feet and does this flickering and then when i come in you see several lines stretching.  I have photos but cant upload from my ps4.  Its like nodes of the mesh are being pulled.  If you add me on psn ill show the pics happily.

     

    On June 29, 2018 at 5:13 PM, GP said:

    Without actually saying what the problem with the trike skin is then how can you expect anyone to "fix" it.

    I did explain but you answered my older post instead.  I quit no point in alerting issues, ty for trying.  

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    18 minutes ago, Sugarfairy2 said:

     

    I did explain but you answered my older post instead.  I quit no point in alerting issues, ty for trying.  

    I didn't answer your older post "instead", I answered the post that was there at the time. You then explained the problem in response to my post.

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