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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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    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    Edited by Jen




    User Feedback




    WEAK!!!

    they will always extend the goal posts. another +1 to character level cap and another dino who spawns higher than the rest. this is far from fixing what is actually broken. good to see scorched getting some love but it's still inferior. abomination has 50x more metal and metal is life. 

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    well, I hope the translation of these notes will arrive soon so I can understand what is going on and what awaits us.

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    7 hours ago, phantom55 said:

    Eu realmente gostei das atualizações de Earth queimadas nos últimos 2 patches.

    E também o decaimento do gerador deve ser removido. Ele não tem propósitos táticos no pvp, apenas tornando o mapa irritante.

     

    Geradores tek   não vai  desligar mais  em tempestades ? Querendo  clonar dinos mas e impossível com o gerador desligando sempre !

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    5 hours 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 an entitled little....

     

    I would have loved it if you console people were first in line for all the updates these past couple years so you'd be the ones dealing with all the "side effects" of these updates like we had to deal with. Bug after game breaking bug were largely ours because PC was the guinea pig platform. Many of which never make it to console yet aren't fixed on PC. Didn't you notice how the PC bug report forum is gone? They didn't do that because we're now bug-free. They did it so the countless bugs aren't continually in their faces since some have been there for years.

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    So no mention of the xboxone crash to desktop problem despite numerous posts and threads on the subject.

    I have been experiencing this problem for the past few weeks and now to top it all off my progress got deleted after a crash to desktop today. So until it gets fixed i'll be off wasting my time elsewhere, ironic really as i was looking forward to trying the other expansions - money i shall save for something that works properly.

    Apologies if i sound bitter, but can you blame me.

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    43 minutes ago, jimlogan1701 said:

    So no mention of the xboxone crash to desktop problem despite numerous posts and threads on the subject.

    I have been experiencing this problem for the past few weeks and now to top it all off my progress got deleted after a crash to desktop today. So until it gets fixed i'll be off wasting my time elsewhere, ironic really as i was looking forward to trying the other expansions - money i shall save for something that works properly.

    Apologies if i sound bitter, but can you blame me.

    Community Crunch never covers game bugs, that's not what the Community Crunch is there for.

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    3 hours ago, AndrewLB said:

     

    What an entitled little....

     

    I would have loved it if you console people were first in line for all the updates these past couple years so you'd be the ones dealing with all the "side effects" of these updates like we had to deal with. Bug after game breaking bug were largely ours because PC was the guinea pig platform. Many of which never make it to console yet aren't fixed on PC. Didn't you notice how the PC bug report forum is gone? They didn't do that because we're now bug-free. They did it so the countless bugs aren't continually in their faces since some have been there for years.

    At least you can enjoy content sooner than us. And you have a lot more content thanks to mods, our version has less bugs yes but a lot less content too because of this, despite WC having "sponsored mods". S+, Immersive taming and many other great mods are unavailable to consoles players. We need to wait for "official content" so the game evolve a lot slower. Or wait for WC to implement some mod content in the vanilla game, but it won't happen because they don't need to do that, PC players already have mods so they won't make effort if it's only for consoles players. To me, as a console player, sponsored mods is actually the most useless thing they made, it brings nothing new to the game. For us, no sponsorship would be exactly the same result. Sad because it could be awesome. 

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    1 hour ago, DarkRaptor13 said:

    To me, as a console player, sponsored mods is actually the most useless thing they made, it brings nothing new to the game

    You mean other than the outstanding Ragnarok map.  😊

    Look I understand you'd like modded content on console, however you also know your platform of choice is very limited in that regard.  No promises have ever been made that more sponsored mods will make it into the main game, however the chances of that eventually happening are much higher with the sponsored mod program that it would be without it.

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    20 minutes ago, Ranger1 said:

    You mean other than the outstanding Ragnarok map.  😊

    Look I understand you'd like modded content on console, however you also know your platform of choice is very limited in that regard.  No promises have ever been made that more sponsored mods will make it into the main game, however the chances of that eventually happening are much higher with the sponsored mod program that it would be without it.

    Didn't they say S+ would be implemented ? And they would work on "quality of life" stuff ? Both looks like forgotten now. 

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    wasn't there supposed to be an update for Xbox today it's screwing everyone over in the Ragnarok servers. can you fix this soon as possible. Some of us aren't even getting the update reports for Ark game come on

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    20 minutes ago, DarkRaptor13 said:

    Didn't they say S+ would be implemented ? And they would work on "quality of life" stuff ? Both looks like forgotten now. 

    They said there was a strong possibility that some parts of it would be adapted and brought into game.  That is not a promise, that is a declaration of their intention to investigate if it can feasibly be done.  For what it's worth I noticed that Orionsun (the Structures Plus mod author) was hired by Wildcard a few months ago, so that would seem to be a pretty firm indicator of their level of commitment in seeing what (if anything) can be done along those lines.

    My point was that phrases like "we are investigating", "we intend to try", and "we would really like to" are often misquoted later as "we promise".  You know what I'm saying.  All they have said is that if time and manpower allow... and if it won't cause other issues in game play... some elements of S+ MAY make it into the core game someday.  But by the same token many of the features you might be thinking of could never make it into official gameplay.  For example no clip was a long time feature of S+, but it was removed when WC incorporated it as a user configuration option into the game.  Obviously this is only for unofficial and single player gameplay and will never be an option on official servers.

    So hopefully we'll see S+ and other sponsored mods make it at least partially into the main game, and there is certainly nothing wrong with letting them know it would be appreciated.  

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    - Scorched Earth
                - Electric Storm only affects tek weapons, tek turrets, tek saddles, and tek shield generators
                - Electric Storm duration bumped to 8 minutes

    Hello,

    That's meaning the tek generator won't be affected anymore? So cloning in SE is really doable now?

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    17 minutes ago, Alocoste said:

    Hello,

    That's meaning the tek generator won't be affected anymore? So cloning in SE is really doable now?

    Yes, tek generator won't be affected anymore.

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    Not able to hatch tek rex egg on prim +  and still unable to gather coal will we see some updates done to prim + soon i hope

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    Change wording

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    Could you leave the cooking pot recipes in for a few days after you remove the fossil piles? I have enough dinosaur bones ready to make another wyvern bone costume, but they're useless now because the recipes are gone.

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    - Scorched Earth
                - Electric Storm only affects tek weapons, tek turrets, tek saddles, and tek shield generators

    And yet our tek generators, tek troughs, tek cloning chamber, tek teleporter and tek replicator have been knocked out by the storm still?? is this a bug. it would be great to know exactly what will and wont be affected because your comment  pretty much makes it seem like those items will be the only tek affected

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    How about a fix for moving direbear and bigfoot off the aberration map?  Last update did not fix this etc, and bug was submitted a month ago.

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    They should make an event where tame or make alphas. Like if you taming them then they have torpor drain like the giga and only use prime meat for taming. But if you are making them you have to use that creature to kill alphas in a percentage meter depending on what you are trying to make alpha. Like lets take a rex for example if you kill an alpha raptor you get 2%, carno 15%, and if you kill a rex you get 30%. That would be a pretty cool event and it could apply to under water creatures too.

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    Another huge Xbox download and........ Kicked to the home screen on login.  Kicked from SP too. Hmmmm, what's up WC. Anyone else experiencing the same issue?

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    On 7/17/2018 at 2:17 AM, DarkRaptor13 said:

     

    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. 

    LOL that's why my server  only JUST stopped being at tame cap, right? And why most servers are at tame cap most of the time? That's why there's never less then 20 people on the LEAST populated servers at any given time, and quite a few are full up? (These are Ragnarok servers, tbf, but still holds true.) 

    That's why the xbox trading places on FB and other online places are always bumping and crazy, right? XDDDD

    YOUR way is not 'the right way'. And if you didn't want a game with sci-fi elements, maybe you shouldn't have picked up a game with that as part of it's genre marketing, hmmm? 

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    is the explorer notes/corrupted helmet form extinction chronicles 1 still be available now that the event has ended?

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    14 minutes ago, RobbyW77 said:

    is the explorer notes/corrupted helmet form extinction chronicles 1 still be available now that the event has ended?

    Yes, Explorer Notes are just like all Explorer Notes, they are part of the game.

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