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  • Community Crunch 150: New CONQUEST Servers & ARK Digest 54!

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

    Conquest PVP Servers!

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    Today we have some exciting news to bring our PvP official players. We are introducing a new server cluster called: Conquest.

    In contrast to our successful 6-man tribes servers, Conquest will focus on big tribes (25=player limit per tribe) and big battles. In order to fuel this large-scale fight these servers will have 2x rates compared to other official servers (unaffected by Evolution Events). This will allow tribes to build up faster, gain experience faster, raise, breed, and tame creatures faster, allow more focus directly on battling other tribes. The servers will also be capped at 100 players per server instead of 70. Server transfers will be enabled between servers within the cluster. There will be 36 servers total within the cluster, offering all map types to play on. 

    This batch of Conquest servers will provide a fertile grounds for big tribes to come and play!

    The Conquest servers will be spun up and available for PC players on September 28. We'll be monitoring the clusters success on PC and then evaluate bringing them to console at a later date. We encourage PvP players to check these new servers out on Friday!

    ARK Digest 54!

    Thank you for all of your questions, Survivors! We're excited to be bringing back the ARK Digest as it's been quite awhile since we had one. We plan to do these approximately once a month going forward so Digest 54 will take place near the end of September.

    Here is our question and answer session with Lead Programmer Chris Willoughby!

    Survivor Thomas asks, “Will the Titans of the land be a temporary tame (like the Titanosaur's on these Islands in the sky) or will we be able to properly keep them in our collection forever? Will we be able to ride them?”

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    The Titans will be temporary tames in a similar vein to Titanos - there can only be one of each type on a map at any given time. That said, in singleplayer, they’ll be a permanent tame, but you’ll have to sacrifice it to summon another!

    Survivor Caleb asks, “Will there be another dino TLC pass? If so could you provide more details about it? Examples of dinos that could benefit from a TLC pass would be the Carnotaurus, Dimetrodon, and the Sabertooth among others.”

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    Right now we’re very focused on Extinction. If it makes sense to do another TLC pass post extinction, then we’ll do that. That said, we’re intentionally not making promises about this right now, because we don’t want to break them later.

    Survivor Caleb asks, “If Rockwell is trapped/killed on Aberration, which takes place before Extinction in the story, does this mean we will not receive new additional recipes on Extinction due to the fact that Rockwell is the creator of the recipes?”

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    There will be new recipes, and of course all of the previous ones will be available. We’re also planning to rework a few existing things to change up the meta!

    Survivor Jacob asks, “Will you guys do another live stream of the new dlc Extinction like what you did with aberration?”

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    Jen here to answer this question! Yes, we will be doing some streaming things for Extinction. We are also planning to do some fun stuff for Extra Life this year. If you’re not familiar, Extra Life is a 24-hour charity livestream event in which we help raise money for Children’s Hospitals. We’ve taken part the last few years and are definitely looking forward to participating again this year. It just so happens to line up very well with the release of Extinction happening a few days later. We’ll have some reveals to show as we reach donation milestones so if you’re looking forward to Extinction, you’ll want to check out that stream. We’ll provide more information on it as we get closer to the date, but Extra Life takes place on November 3rd.

    Survivor Lorenzo asks, “Will the scout in extinction also be able to tag wild dinosaurs and are there going to be more relevance and new features regarding PvE?”

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    It can tag wild dinos and allies, opening the door to a comprehensive view of the dinos on the battlefield.

    Survivor Cyrus asks, “Will Extinction have a similar transfer system that Aberration had during the first few months? Will we be able to download items, Dino’s, or pre existing characters onto the Extinction map?”

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    We are planning limited transfer into Extinction servers to start. We haven’t finalized the details yet, but it’s likely that it’ll be in the similar to Aberration.

    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]

    STA Chinese Language Support!

    SurviveTheArk.com 现在提供简体中文支持以及简体中文举报系统!用户可以在网页最下方选择语言。在更改语言后,系统将会自动翻译相应部分。

    SurviveTheArk.com now offers Chinese language support and Chinese PC Abuse System support! You can select your language from the very bottom of the website. Once the language is changed, the PC incident report fields will automatically translated.

    Mod Community Updates!

    We just have a couple reminders for the mod community today.

    There are two weeks left for submissions on both the Mod Contest and the Sponsored Mod Program. Get your entries in soon, because the deadline is October 6th. After that, we enter the voting phase; so this might be a good time to get people to try your mod and see what it has to offer.

    We're also nearing the end of the month so I will be reviewing bounty requests and claims soon. If you are looking for any specific tutorials please make sure to take a look at the bounty request form.

    Community Livestream #9 This Thursday!

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    This Thursday September 27th the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream!

    During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes even in-game) to play and talk with the community team.

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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 :)

    PS4 (EU) Sale!

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    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Explorer's Edition

    ARK: Season Pass

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

    Fanart of the Week!

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    Spinosaurus painted with Indian ink by Anna!

    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 28th of September at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2st of October 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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    Can somebody explain the ark days to me I play on official and people been saying that the servers deletes after 9999 days how true is that I can’t find any information on it and where’re at 9030 days now

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    On 9/25/2018 at 6:09 AM, gilgamesh9 said:

    Just post a question in the forums if you want to get an answer back. :P It is a tool they are using to get out the information that they want to get out, the old question and answer routine.  6 questions made up so they could post the 6 answers that they wanted.  Even used survivor "Caleb" twice to ask a question.

    gilgamesh9 ? do you even know who jammyjade is ?

    look on youtube "jade plays game". im sure he's got better questions than the ones on here..

     

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    3 hours ago, 619untouchables said:

    Can somebody explain the ark days to me I play on official and people been saying that the servers deletes after 9999 days how true is that I can’t find any information on it and where’re at 9030 days now

    At 9999 days it will then become 10000 days.

    If someone told you the server deletes after 9999 days then they are trolling you unfortunately.

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    Muy buena la imagen de los jefes alfa, por debajo de un pequeño detalle, están en Ragnarok y este mapa impide la realización de esos jefes  😕

    Edited by Nestaman360

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    On 9/24/2018 at 11:08 PM, moshbeast321 said:

    Conquest servers are a bad idea. Large scale PvP is basically what Official PvP is and you're taking players out of that pool yet again, contributing to the perception that the game is dead. Fragmenting your playerbase is generally a bad business decision, and the main deterrent to playing on Official is server lag so having permanent 2x servers with 100 slots isn't going to help that at all. You're better off shifting your attempts to solving the problems that cause players to not want to play Official such as improving server performance, disconnecting, etc if large scale battles is your goal. With these servers you're going to split the playerbase, making both clusters worse off overall.

     

    that true :/ i dont want start new serwers but its old offficial start die i just quit game 

    you should give fresh servers (with rates example 4x or 5x so tribe have chance be same like rdy megatribe on official) and after 3 month just add to official

    Edited by djpiomax

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    I agree, although they look fun WC needs to focus on a way to lessen lag on official, sometimes it gets so bad that i just play modded, yes modded servers on the PS4. well technically they're "unofficial PC sessions" playable on PS4, they aren't as laggy

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    Excuse me, but Why titans have to be temporary tames as well in pve? it makes no sense. In PvP makes sense, cause they have lot of power and would be unfair for starter players and more difficult for them to even fight the alpha tribes, but in pve, there is no war and fight between tribes, it is more about building, collection and more friendly the way I see, even if those titans have only one use for the boss, it is still almost not worth to tame them then, would make much sense if pve players are allow to have both this titans and the titanosaur permanent tames, and each tribes will be allow to just have 1 of each like a unique cap for each tribe, once you tame a titanosaur you cant tame other one, once you get the 4 titans of extinction you cant tame other 4, but other tribes that dont have, they can tame. You devs can perfectly do this change easly.

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    16 hours ago, Jordanp1177 said:

    If you want 15man instead of 25man, sign the petition!

    https://www.change.org/p/wildcard-we-want-15man

    Most people agree with this change, 6man is just too little to cover offline times, all it is is offline raiding and offline meshing. But 25 is too close to regular official, people teaming on 25man would be gamebreaking and really what is the point in playing these vs normal official? 15man is a perfect substitute that would allow smalltribes to play together without the constant stress of needing all players to be online 7+hours a day but avoid the megatribe playstyle.

    easy fix against offlining. hide decay timer and enable modded orp where structures take 3x less dmg and turrets do 3x more dmg. being forced to be online is not a solution. 

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    Nice typo 😛 2st, lol.....should be 2nd, but we know what you meant.

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    Edited by Metalios

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    43 minutes ago, Metalios said:

    Nice typo 😛 2st, lol.....should be 2nd, but we know what you meant.

    Actually should be 1st.

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    They say that they aren't going to do anything big until after Extinction, then the add a new server type. i'm not complaining i just think that if they say something they should stick to it. and instead of adding new servers that split the player base, they should try and improve the servers that they already have.

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    The torn dossier shows a wyvern/wyrm thats been affected by element, maybe that owl looking creature in the other torn dossier is the new Argy.

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    Your doing a great job with extinction keep up the good work

     

    Edited by GigaGod
    didnt type right

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    Hello I purchased your game and also expanded the maps
    I have been playing the game for 2 months already and since your game is unstable there are a lot of bugs in the game
    I managed to get to LVL 87 and in recent days I try to connect to the game and it is not your game The game gets stuck and leaves and today I tried to enter the game and found myself with the player in the water that I was on a raft what it calls you I really disappointed and I want my money back
    I invested

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    24 minutes ago, pavelk134 said:

    Hello I purchased your game and also expanded the maps
    I have been playing the game for 2 months already and since your game is unstable there are a lot of bugs in the game
    I managed to get to LVL 87 and in recent days I try to connect to the game and it is not your game The game gets stuck and leaves and today I tried to enter the game and found myself with the player in the water that I was on a raft what it calls you I really disappointed and I want my money back
    I invested

    good luck finding a game that doesn't have bugs 

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    When this all started I was under the impression that servers with new themes would be opened up. The small tribes was a good idea, but now instead of getting a new theme we just get a new tribe limit. Pretty big letdown for me personally.  Also what about the PVE players?

     

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    Okay so limited transfer similar to abberation. Hopefully its not as hard to leave as abberation lol

     

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    On 9/24/2018 at 6:26 PM, Darlingfreaks said:

    My question is why more pvp servers? You should've already released like 3 sets of fresh servers since the last ones in June. I thought, maybe you  weren't to stock up for the new servers for extinction, then you come out with these pvp crap server which is how ppl seem to play pvp anyways. It drives me nuts how you take pvp more in consideration than pve when making any decisions

    cause pve is a meme

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    1 hour ago, huggzy said:

    cause pve is a meme

    ah thats right, if you dont play ark pvp than you have no "real" skills at this game

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