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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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    there are only 4 bionic skins left, mosa, quetz, giga, and trike. the giga and quetz are too rare, wildcard would not do that. that leaves the mosa, which is not as rare, i can see wildcard doing the mosa and the trike. my best bet is that it's going to be the trike

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    I’m highly critical of Wildcard but still credit when credit is due. How anyone would expect other dinos that don’t already have a bionic skin to be chosen is illogical. My only disappointment with the Tek varients would be if they don’t include all of the dinos with bionic skins. It’s pretty obvious now that the Trike will be the next dino chosen but hopefully they don’t exclude the Quetzal, Mosa and Giga, and add them in the future.

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    Just now, DJRone89 said:

    I’m highly critical of Wildcard but still credit when credit is due. How anyone would expect other dinos that don’t already have a bionic skin to be chosen is illogical. My only disappointment with the Tek varients would be if they don’t include all of the dinos with bionic skins. It’s pretty obvious now that the Trike will be the next dino chosen but hopefully they don’t exclude the Quetzal, Mosa and Giga, and add them in the future.

    that would be a nice change, i can't imagine anyone actually being able to find a tek giga or quetz, but adding them would pacify the parasuar haters.

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    Well, everyone's whining and it's pointless. We got a new dino and as a PC user I am happy that we're getting the skins, don't complain about new content because NO new content will have you complaining as well.

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    12 hours ago, Nch1418 said:

    Tek Parasaurolophus is a little questionable, but it's okay I guess. If I could go out and tame a green Yutyrannus or other creature that doesn't have green as a natural color outside mutations, that would be nice. In my opinion, Yutyrannus should have had a more vibrant and diverse color palette than it does. As it stands, it's no more colorful than most mammals in the game. I mean, it's a feathered dinosaur. There are tons of colorfully-feathered birds today, so why should a dinosaur be any different? Even other feathered dinosaurs in the game like Troodon are way more colorful.

    cause its a predator name one colorful predatory bird ill wait.

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    22 minutes ago, Havokpaintedwolf said:

    cause its predator name one colorful predatory bird ill wait.

    Kingfisher and king vulture.... But you're right, most predatory birds are nuetral in color.

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    i am pretty disappointed to see a parasaurus tek skin...

    do you really just put out existing skins? why not say "hey, lets make it a good experience for the players and do something special" and do a tek daeodon or equus? something thats an eyecatcher and not something thats nearly useless in the game?

    nasty and terrible move, wildcard!

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    1 hour ago, destructicon54 said:

    that would be a nice change, i can't imagine anyone actually being able to find a tek giga or quetz, but adding them would pacify the parasuar haters.

    The remaining Tek varients would just be super rare in comparison to the others.

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    12 hours ago, Dayoda said:

    Plz never again x2 breeding,evry time u add x2 breeding we get cap on my server

    I never hit slot cap since i wipe anyone who builds on server

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    36 minutes ago, Happalula said:

    i am pretty disappointed to see a parasaurus tek skin...

    do you really just put out existing skins? why not say "hey, lets make it a good experience for the players and do something special" and do a tek daeodon or equus? something thats an eyecatcher and not something thats nearly useless in the game?

    nasty and terrible move, wildcard!

    parasuars are used by many people

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    a parasaur...really? lol

    As if it couldn't be the most boring dino ever...

    It would of been funnier to tek a dodo...as a joke... but dang it...a parasaus?! jeez lol

    Tek Thyla, tek ravager, tek rhino, or tek trike would of made more sense...

    Dang it, whyyyyyyyy??!?!!?! lol 

    Its official, i don't understand how you guys think XD 

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    "here, take another lvl. now you can run across the island in 2 min instead of 2.5"

    yet again i see no balancing being done :/ 

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    8 minutes ago, chancho33015 said:

    a parasaur...really? lol

    As if it couldn't be the most boring dino ever...

    It would of been funnier to tek a dodo...as a joke... but dang it...a parasaus?! jeez lol

    Tek Thyla, tek ravager, tek rhino, or tek trike would of made more sense...

    Dang it, whyyyyyyyy??!?!!?! lol 

    Its official, i don't understand how you guys think XD 

    a ravager would not work because its only on aberration, and a parasuar was going to happen one way or another because it has a bionic costume. 

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    12 hours ago, wes1981 said:

    Go back to the beach bob,

    yeah the parasaur is lame, but no such skin for bronto or anky.

    all that’s left is trike, mosa, giga and quetz 

    First of all, my name is not Bob! Second of all, the skin would look much better on the Bronto & Anky than on the Parasaur!

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    To all of those who keep expecting a Tek Giga, Mosa or Quetzal, You are out of your mind. None of these creatures spawn on Aberration or Scorched which would enrage many survivors that only play there. In my opinion it was very clear from the start which 5 dinos would be used judging by map spawns, TLC re-work,  and of course the most popular dinos of all time.

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    meh cant say im impressed i am way past needing anymore parasaurs 2 is enough witht he amount of eggs / kibble i already have and how 'useful' both of these are ... perma radar and on PvE lol but the green ... hmmm that could be interesting 

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    Next month will probably be the trike. Tbh a tek quetz would be cool but i doubt it would happen. But a tek giga would be ungodly powerful after a few generations. Gigas are strong enough. A level 180 tek giga would be just too much and after breeding, hell the tek rexs were almost as strong as our normal rexs (that took a year of breeding) in only a few months. A tek giga like that would be just too powerful.

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    why don't you fix the upload glitch were you character disappears..that'd be nice....

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    15 hours ago, rororoxor said:

    prob not cuz theres already a bionic skin

    there is a bionic rex skin aswell
    didnt stopped them from releasing a tek rex

    but wants to start a new line of giga anyway o.O
    even with higher wild lvl will takes ages to get them to the melee damage that giga have nowadays...

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    they might release the last 4 Tek Dinos once Exctinction Chronicles V comes out and yes the Chest piece is very cool looks like i lost a bet against one of my admins lol

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    Esta actualización a traído errores a mi servidor Nitrado, actualmente lo tengo detenido, podrían avisar con un tweet cuando se solucione? Gracias.

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    You guys need to realize: this money-hungry studio is only releasing “Tek dinos” for the creatures we already have bionic skins for. If they can’t monetize something they don’t put in much effort. Hence the neglected building system and the 1.3 million subs for Structures Plus. Which they still haven’t implemented, or are even willing to comment on which parts they’re keeping/slashing from the original mod.  Why create new models for dinos which people actually use and want, when you can dust off old costume pieces and call it a day? This is typical of WC, half hearted executions before moving on. Like an entire studio with ADD.

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