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  • Community Crunch 149: Extinction Chronicles IV!

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

    Extinction Chronicles IV!

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    Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles IV 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.
    • In Extinction Chronicles II we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and the Tek Stego. 
    • In Extinction Chronicles III we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Pants and the Tek Raptor.

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    And now, tomorrow we're excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Shirt and a new Tek creature, the Tek Parasaur!

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

    Last but not least: just like we did last month, you can expect to see some more extinction screenshots tomorrow here on our forums! Be sure to check back for that.

    Patch Notes!

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

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    - Extinction Chronicles IV
                - Added Tek Parasaur
                    * New breeding line
                    * 5% chance to spawns
                    * 20% higher base level
                - Added new color set (green and black)
                - Added 3 new Explorer Notes and matching unlock (Corrupted Chest)
                - Increased maximum player level by 1
    - Hole fixes on The Island, Ragnarok, Scorched Earth, The Center, Aberration
    - Windmills are no longer affected by electric storms
    - Decreased Cliff Platform build radius by half

    Community Livestream #8 Roundup!

    On September 13th we had our seventh 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.

    Chris and Jen took on the stream without Josh this week who was moving apartments, and they were joined by the creators of the Dragonpunk Roleplaying Server. 

    The server utilises many mods from our Sponsored Mods program. It also has its own lore with the players actively contributing to its story and the progression of the server with everything they do!

    Chris and Jen then played a game of Hangman with the chat, utilizing in-game mechanics to send the guesser into the lava if they guessed wrong. Spoiler: Jen is much better at Hangman than Chris is.

    Things concluded with looking at fan submissions, including an amazing ARK cosplay!

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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!

    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, September the 27th at 1PM EST! We hope to see you there :)

    Mod Community Updates!

    Good day modders, I have another tutorial prepared for you today; but before that, I want to remind everyone that the entry period for the contest is still open. You can continue to enter until October 6th! I have also received some questions about the video that was posted last week for the sponsored mod contest and I want everyone to know that the mods featured in it are not necessarily contestants. The mods shown were some of the great projects that the community has created and featured to get people interested in making mods if they aren't already, to show what has been possible thus far.

    By popular demand, very popular demand actually, we're going to cover some information on version control. Now, this is not a comprehensive tutorial on version control, as that would likely mean its own miniseries, but it should get you going so that you can feel more secure about your projects.

    ARK Digest Next Week!

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    We'll be doing another ARK Digest post in the next Community Crunch! If you have a question you want answered by the ARK dev team please submit your questions with the Subject "ARK Q&A" to our email address: [email protected]

    The Great Migration #4: Inactive Legacy Server Removal

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    This is the last reminder that we will be removing some of our lower population legacy ARK servers on Xbox and PS4 from our Official legacy network. This takes place next Monday!

    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 September 24th. 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 September 24th. 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.

    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.

    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.You can see a list of our currently available depreciated official servers on this webpage: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/server-backups/

    Fanart of the Week!

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    Check out this awesome JW-style Allo done by milokamilo! Very impressive!

    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 21st of September at 1 PM EST until Monday the 24th of September 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




    Are you serious ? You guys give us a tek version of one of the most useless dinos ever. Even as a radar dino there is no point to tame tek versions , especially since they are not even kibble tamed dinos. There better be a good point to these tek dinos in the extinction dlc.

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    Are you serious wildcard a tek para literally would rather have a tek dodo than useless Paras plz listen to your players stop being stupid

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    Tek Parasaur...mad!

     

    Am I the only one happy about this? I like always having one or two of these guys, so pretty happy it’s available in Tek now.

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA I guess the only excuse they have for a tek parasaur is because the company name is WILDCARD  XDDDDDDDDDDD you never know what they are gonna do next! . Honestly I think they released it because there was already a tek parasaur skin. It looks like they are just doing enough to get by and keep their promises, not pleasing players

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    1 hour ago, TankH said:

    Tek parasaur has to be the WORST addition. We've been waiting on the Tek Giga for ages. Now PvP'ers won't even have time to work on lines for it because we have to handle fighting over extinction map. I swear devs don't care for PvP. All the mods, etc, always for pve.

    I really hope this is sarcasm.

    90% of the changes, including 100% of the absolutely horrible changes made to Ark over the past three years were done specifically with PVP in mind. Dec 2015 dino nerf, the 10+ giga nerfs, flyer nerfs, flyer speed nerf, land and water dino speed nerf, and the list goes on and on.

     

    As for Tek giga, don't hold your breath. Wildcard considers the giga a huge mistake from the very start which is why it's been nerfed to oblivion. The 4 remaining tek skins from console that have yet to come to PC in these events are Giga, Trike, Mosa, and Quetz. My money is on Trike for the final event which comes after Parasaur. Why? Because like the others that have been picked, its one of the original Ark dinos from the very beginning of early access. Next most likely will be tek quetz. since there isn't a tek flyer yet.

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    The complaining of Tek Parasaur in this thread is laughable.

    You got a free tek dino added to the game, be grateful. If you don't want it don't tame it, kill it on site, who cares.

    It was very obvious that it was not going to be anything that doesn't have a bionic skin, so people talking about Tek Ankylos etc should really pay more attention, people have been saying this for weeks that it is currently only dinos that already have bionic skins.

    It was also pretty obvious that it was likely to be Parasaur or Trike. Most likely Trike next week.

    But it is ridiculous how many people cry over getting something for free.

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    Hah, little disapointed after all speculations but it looks surprisingly soooo cool. I need one, two or more... :D

     

    Keep doing great job WC. ^^

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    Okay .... I made an account just now so I could comment on this. Ark is my Favorite game, honestly of all time. Yeah, it's messy and it doesn't always work right, but it's Dinosaurs, and Adventure, and Teamwork, and Survival, and so much more. Point is, for all of it's flaws, I love it ...... BUT ...... I'm not on board with this tek dino thing. Don't get me wrong, I love that we have a chance to find them in the wild, and I'm not complaining about the ones already released, Rex, stego, raptor, para .... They're not what I wanted, but finding them in the wild sure is cool..... Here's my issue though .... I ALREADY HAVE ALL OF THESE!! as someone who has invested alot of time and energy into this game, ive bought pretty much everything you can buy for Ark. So I already have all of the Bionic Skins ... I love finding them in the wild ... But I want at least one new tek dino .... Please .... I get that it's cheaper and easier to use the ones that already exists .... But I don't think it's too much to ask for at least one new dino ... Anything, hell I'd even be happy with a Carbonemys or something .... Literally anything that I don't already have .... I paid for these skins to support the Game, and turns out that everybody else is getting them for freeeeeeee.

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    2 minutes ago, GoblinG00P said:

    I ALREADY HAVE ALL OF THESE!!

    Good for you, on PC we had the tek rex and tek giga skin and that's it.

    I'm happy we finally have a chance to get our hands on those other tek dinos, as promised by WC.

    The one I'm looking forward to the most is the quetz, I haven't tamed one in ages.

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    Parasaur is a good choice.  It will prevent a situation that everyone "mass dino collector" will have another  320th popular dino standing next to each other and doing nothing. Like a museum exhibition. And then "collectors" cry because of dino cap.

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    once again - give us a present on Primitive Plus too ...

    # a Brick Door

    # a Brick Fence Foundation 

    ... any of the missing ...

     

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    1 hour ago, GoblinG00P said:

    Okay .... I made an account just now so I could comment on this. Ark is my Favorite game, honestly of all time. Yeah, it's messy and it doesn't always work right, but it's Dinosaurs, and Adventure, and Teamwork, and Survival, and so much more. Point is, for all of it's flaws, I love it ...... BUT ...... I'm not on board with this tek dino thing. Don't get me wrong, I love that we have a chance to find them in the wild, and I'm not complaining about the ones already released, Rex, stego, raptor, para .... They're not what I wanted, but finding them in the wild sure is cool..... Here's my issue though .... I ALREADY HAVE ALL OF THESE!! as someone who has invested alot of time and energy into this game, ive bought pretty much everything you can buy for Ark. So I already have all of the Bionic Skins ... I love finding them in the wild ... But I want at least one new tek dino .... Please .... I get that it's cheaper and easier to use the ones that already exists .... But I don't think it's too much to ask for at least one new dino ... Anything, hell I'd even be happy with a Carbonemys or something .... Literally anything that I don't already have .... I paid for these skins to support the Game, and turns out that everybody else is getting them for freeeeeeee.

    I’d like to think all these tek dinos have a use, possibly only dinos allowed into extinction?

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    19 minutes ago, wes1981 said:

    I’d like to think all these tek dinos have a use, possibly only dinos allowed into extinction?

    Unlikely, there's only a handful of tek dinos, I don't think there will be that sort of restriction.

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    Guys, call.tf down. Tek parasaur is obviously for jewer players to get their hands on a Tek dino, as Tek-Rexes aren't exactly easy

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    Such a shame there is so much hate against the Tek Parasaur. I can understand it’s not the most sought after  dino in the roster, but it’s certainly not useless. Fresh starters and new players have the option to get a tek dino at the start, and to be honest I think it looks super cool! It’s berry harvesting ability means it’s very useful when starting out. Who wants to spend hours picking berries when you can do it ten times quicker with a Tek Parasaur?! Anyway that’s just my opinion and I’m sure there’s many who’ll disagree with me, but I like the new addition. 

     

    Keep it up WC. 👍🏻

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    Why don’t you re think your protocol on your investigations?  The person who’s made a claim against cheaters has the right to know why no action was taken against a tribe (not individual player), and they also deserve to know if the investigation is still going, what they may have done wrong, what extra info they needed....  I sent videos, screen shots, and even an Xbox message from one of the members saying they’re gonna mesh and yet all’s I got offered was 10 of the 150-200 dinos we lost in the undermap...  also absolutely zero feed back about why I have waited months with no answers...  you preach about your code of conduct but are failing with your follow through imo.  

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    Why doesn't this game studio ever listen to the players? Parasaur really, what a joke. I am sure Extinction will fall flat on its face just like every other wildcard map. Get you act together over there and start listing to your player base.

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    10 minutes ago, Dnamotorsport said:

    Why doesn't this game studio ever listen to the players? Parasaur really, what a joke. I am sure Extinction will fall flat on its face just like every other wildcard map. Get you act together over there and start listing to your player base.

    If a game studio listened to everything the player base requested then the game would never go in the direction it was intended. All this fuss over a Parasaur really? Get your act together players!

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    very predictable. i know for sure that it will the trike. Way to go wildcard taking the easy way and NOT being creative at all, good job not. its going to be the trike, they are all doing just bionic skins with a little edits here and there.

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    29 minutes ago, Dnamotorsport said:

    Why doesn't this game studio ever listen to the players? Parasaur really, what a joke. I am sure Extinction will fall flat on its face just like every other wildcard map. Get you act together over there and start listing to your player base.

    you sound like you don't like the game. "I am sure extinction will fall flat on its face like every other wildcard map". yet you still play, your a hypocrit

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