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  • Community Crunch 140: Extinction Chronicles II, & ARKaeology Ending Tomorrow!

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

    Extinction Chronicles II

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    Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles II to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4. 

    Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins! 

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    There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. In Extinction Chronicles I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. Tomorrow we're excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and a new Tek creature, the Tek Stego!

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    In addition, special colored dinos will be populating the ARKs. You'll be able to find creatures sporting purple, black, grey, and dark blue for the next week beginning tomorrow. Be sure to take advantage of these special colors before they're extinct!

    Patch Notes!

    Here are the full fixes and notes coming in tomorrows Extinction Chronicles update.

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    - Extinction Chronicles
                - Increased Player and Dino Level Cap by 1
                - Added 3 new Explorer Notes
                - Added Corrupted Boots unlockable
                - Fixed Corrupted Helmet colorization
                - Tek Stego
                    - New breeding line
                    - 5% chance to spawns
                    - 20% higher base level
                - Colors
                    - Be on the lookout for Purple, Blue, Black, and Grey dinos for the next week!
    - Addressed map exploit
    - The Center bosses now yield more Element (30, 83, and 184 for Easy, Medium and Hard respectively)
    - Scorched Earth
                - Electric Storm only affects tek weapons, tek turrets, tek saddles, and tek shield generators
                - Electric Storm duration bumped to 8 minutes
    - General
                - Riot shield can now be crafted from the fabricator
                - Crop plots now correctly grow when out range
    - Added admin commands
                - RainDinos
                - RainDanger
                - RefillStats
                - GiveArmorSet
                - GiveWeaponSet
                - GiveItemSet
                - ClearMyBuffs

    You can read the console-specific notes in their respective patch notes thread below:

    Upcoming Server Maintenance!

    At 2am Eastern on July 18th we will be taking down some of our EU servers for maintenance on PS4 and Xbox. Check the post below to see which servers will be affected:

    Community Livestream Update

    Last week we announced there would be a community stream this week, however this weeks stream has been postponed. We'll resume the community streams on August the 2nd. See you then!

    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!

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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

    ARKaeology Event Ends Tomorrow!

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    There is currently an event going on in the world of ARK: ARKaeology! The event will end on Official Servers on July 17th. 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!

    Be sure to take advantage of the last day of this event before it's over!

    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 Friday the 20th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 23rd 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:

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    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    Edited by Jen




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    Additionally the Tek Rex is superior to a normal Rex, and considering the text specifically mentions that "more powerful" Tek-themed dinos will be released each month, I'd say these are likely going to be more than just cosmetic.

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    6 hours ago, Lucian said:

    Will we need to use a command to spawn the colored dinos on unofficial servers?

    Nope!

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    5 hours ago, Barje said:

    Nice nice.... You destroyed the island forever and it'll never be the same. Mecha dinos spawning everywhere forever? Had you lost your mind? I would even understand event but forever?  You even making sick players who play on the island only with this tek crap. God I wish we had ever game like ARK but without this fantasy sci-fi crap... 

    What a freaking baby you are

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    6 hours ago, Lucian said:

    Will we need to use a command to spawn the colored dinos on unofficial servers?

    Nope!

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    Will the color spawns affect Dino's that we don't normally tame? Like drakes, wyverns, and reapers? So we can watch out say a purple fire wyvern.

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    20 minutes ago, GP said:

    They are all new to PC as we never had the skins.

    The REAL new content is coming in November. Best just be happy with the free stuff that's given to you.

    Free stuff ? It was PAID content for consoles players and now it's free so, yes, it doesn't feel right to my eyes. No more reasons to buy content if it's free at the end... 

    And yes it's cool for PC players but seriously, that was the only thing on console but not on PC and now you'll get it. On consoles we get everything weeks, even month, later than PC and we are all waiting for mods for consoles especially S+. But no news for that.

    On consoles it's actually dead, I played like 30minutes the last month. No motivation to build a new base because I wait for S+ to build it the right way. And no motivation since I love dinos but they only focus on scifi now so I let ARK for JW evolution and all their beautiful dinosaurs ! 

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    12 minutes ago, PikaSaurus said:

    Will the color spawns affect Dino's that we don't normally tame? Like drakes, wyverns, and reapers? So we can watch out say a purple fire wyvern.

    Colour spawns always affect every dino on the map.

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    16 minutes ago, PikaSaurus said:

    Nope!

    We don't actually know yet how to spawn the coloured dinos, there may very well be a commandline entry needed. We won't know until it's confirmed, but I wouldn't say there is no command needed at this point.

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    6 minutes ago, DarkRaptor13 said:

    Free stuff ? It was PAID content for consoles players and now it's free so, yes, it doesn't feel right to my eyes. No more reasons to buy content if it's free at the end... 

    And yes it's cool for PC players but seriously, that was the only thing on console but not on PC and now you'll get it. On consoles we get everything weeks, even month, later than PC and we are all waiting for mods for consoles especially S+. But no news for that.

    On consoles it's actually dead, I played like 30minutes the last month. No motivation to build a new base because I wait for S+ to build it the right way. And no motivation since I love dinos but they only focus on scifi now so I let ARK for JW evolution and all their beautiful dinosaurs ! 

    The exclusives, whether it was on console or PC have always been timed exclusives. That should not be a surprise to anyone as it's been stated plenty of times. This introduction of tek dinos probably just replaces the introduction of the skins, plus they spawn at higher levels too.

    So you could get a 180 tek dino i believe, which would not be paid content for consoles.

    I'm not sure why you feel consoles should have something that PC does not. I understand PC has a lot with Mods, but take away mods and the PC/console should be equal pretty much, only difference is the time between platforms receiving the content.

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    10 minutes ago, DarkRaptor13 said:

    Free stuff ? It was PAID content for consoles players and now it's free so, yes, it doesn't feel right to my eyes. No more reasons to buy content if it's free at the end... 

    And yes it's cool for PC players but seriously, that was the only thing on console but not on PC and now you'll get it. On consoles we get everything weeks, even month, later than PC and we are all waiting for mods for consoles especially S+. But no news for that.

    On consoles it's actually dead, I played like 30minutes the last month. No motivation to build a new base because I wait for S+ to build it the right way. And no motivation since I love dinos but they only focus on scifi now so I let ARK for JW evolution and all their beautiful dinosaurs ! 

    Also just to add to my point. Console had 6 tek skins right? But when you pre-ordered for your console you did not get all 6 right? So some of them you will now be able to get for free right? I could be wrong, but i'm sure people complained that they only got like 2 out of 6 skins at pre-order.

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    17 minutes ago, DarkRaptor13 said:

    Free stuff ? It was PAID content for consoles players and now it's free so, yes, it doesn't feel right to my eyes. No more reasons to buy content if it's free at the end... 

    And yes it's cool for PC players but seriously, that was the only thing on console but not on PC and now you'll get it. On consoles we get everything weeks, even month, later than PC and we are all waiting for mods for consoles especially S+. But no news for that.

    On consoles it's actually dead, I played like 30minutes the last month. No motivation to build a new base because I wait for S+ to build it the right way. And no motivation since I love dinos but they only focus on scifi now so I let ARK for JW evolution and all their beautiful dinosaurs ! 

    What i would to to see those tek dinos as console exclusive ❤️ (pc player here)

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    Is the official OC island 471 been deleted or is it down for maintenance or something  ?

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    We don't actually know yet how to spawn the coloured dinos, there may very well be a commandline entry needed. We won't know until it's confirmed, but I wouldn't say there is no command needed at this point.

    There's never been a command line needed. You don't need one

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    1 hour ago, Ranger1 said:

    Additionally the Tek Rex is superior to a normal Rex, and considering the text specifically mentions that "more powerful" Tek-themed dinos will be released each month, I'd say these are likely going to be more than just cosmetic.

    Well "more powerful" is an ambiguous term. They just have slightly more starting stat points already in them like Drakes and Wyverns, both of which has base levels up to 190 in normal/official settings. You have to do a lot of head hunting (even more since they rarely spawn) to find a Tek dino with stats you are looking for.

    1 hour ago, PikaSaurus said:

    Will the color spawns affect Dino's that we don't normally tame? Like drakes, wyverns, and reapers? So we can watch out say a purple fire wyvern.

    Every dino with color regions will be affected. So yes, Purple Fire (alpha) Wyvern will technically appear during this month after its out.

    I am wondering if "raindino" will cause event-colored dino to spawn. If so... theres gonna be a lot of fun for adminabuse in dedicated unoffical and single player... ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    Colour spawns always affect every dino on the map.

    Normlly spawning dinos, that is

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    1 minute ago, PikaSaurus said:

    Normlly spawning dinos, that is

    Reaper Kings and Nameless as well.

    Edited by Vaculity

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    9 hours ago, Lucian said:

    Will we need to use a command to spawn the colored dinos on unofficial servers?

    You'll need to activate the event on your server but after that the colored dinos will simply spawn on their own.

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    Looks like we can finally clone on SE ❤️️ Thank you so so much!!

    But please hold back with all the color spawns, I now will create an alt tribe so I can collect the event colored dinos I want and hatch wyverns. It's not helping with the server cap either. I don't have time to breed and combine colors to reduce my dinos. 

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    Ok am a little confused i play se i see tek stuff is affected by electric storms but by the way its worded im thinking normal gens wont be affected is this correct or am i dreaming

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    Could we get a 'Kill existing wild dinos' on the next server update. The Thylacoleo are still bugged from the last server restart, unable to kill them. Much appreciated 

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    4 hours ago, GP said:

    The exclusives, whether it was on console or PC have always been timed exclusives. That should not be a surprise to anyone as it's been stated plenty of times. This introduction of tek dinos probably just replaces the introduction of the skins, plus they spawn at higher levels too.

    So you could get a 180 tek dino i believe, which would not be paid content for consoles.

    I'm not sure why you feel consoles should have something that PC does not. I understand PC has a lot with Mods, but take away mods and the PC/console should be equal pretty much, only difference is the time between platforms receiving the content.

    No I don't want consoles or whatever support to have "something more", I thought you had the bionic skins too. I was just saying that actually consoles are kind of let apart on many aspects.

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    4 hours ago, GP said:

    Also just to add to my point. Console had 6 tek skins right? But when you pre-ordered for your console you did not get all 6 right? So some of them you will now be able to get for free right? I could be wrong, but i'm sure people complained that they only got like 2 out of 6 skins at pre-order.

    They were all available to me but I don't know for other

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    16 minutes ago, Chris84 said:

    - Addressed map exploit 

    what do they mean exactly?

    It means they patched an exploit on a map. That's all they need to say. Those that use the exploit will know lol.

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