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  • Community Crunch 156: Extinction Release Info, Free Week, & Extra Life 2018!

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    Extinction Server Information!

    As we all know by now ARK: Extinction will be launching tomorrow on November 6th on Steam (Nov 13th for consoles). We are expecting the download to be approximately 10-20gb in size for PC. The information below pertains to PC ARK servers that will be brought online tomorrow at approximately the same time as the expansion pack becomes available. 

    On launch you'll be able to transfer your existing character from your current server into Extinction. You will not be able to transfer items or tames. You can however transfer characters, items, and tames out of Extinction onto other maps. If you were around for the release of Scorched Earth or Aberration this is the exact same process those servers underwent. 

    There are no disabled engrams in Extinction like there was at Aberration's launch, meaning things such as Tek Teleporters are allowed. Creatures like flyers are also enabled on Extinction.

    We will be introducing North American and European Extinction servers first. We will be releasing an initial start batch of servers, and bringing more servers online as needed so please be patient for us during this period. The servers will be the standard 70-player cap. Extinction will be included in all CrossARK clusters (except 'TheHundred'), as well as Conquest and Small Tribes servers. Extinction will not be supported in Primitive Plus on launch, but it is something we will consider looking into at a later date. Extinction will also not have NoTek/NTek-NoTaming, Primitive, or TheHundred servers for those currently playing on those subsets of gamemodes. The legacy network will get a few servers, however they will be in small supply. 

    ARK: Survival Evolved will be free to play for a week, starting November 6th through November 11th! On-board your friends and family who have not experienced to give them a taste of The Island, Ragnarok, or The Center yet for no cost during those few days. And consider buying it if you enjoyed your time on the ARK to keep on surviving!

    Extra Life 2018!

    25-hours later, our Extra Life charity stream has come to a close and thus another chapter of our Extra Life journey does as well.

    There were so many great and funny moments throughout the stream. Members of the ARK dev team battled it out in several games that resulted in the loser receiving a penalty. There were wigs, there were hats, there were costumes and hair adornments. There were a special unicorn that managed to steal the show on multiple occasions as well.

    There were also special previews and discussions regarding our upcoming expansion pack, ARK: Extinction. We showed off taxidermy, Ice Titan taming, Cryopods, Orbital Supply Drop gameplay, and a few creatures that you'll be able to get your hands on soon.

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    This is our fourth year participating in this event and it also happens to be the 10th anniversary for Extra Life as a whole. We were thrilled to learn that on this 10th anniversary we were able to surpass our total donations raised in the past four years to over $100,000! As an individual member (not including team member contributions) we've reached $112,246.44 and counting! As a team we have raised $188,782.75 over the last 4 years (and counting as today is still on-going!).

    This year was our highest ever personal amount raised. Previously our record was $23,805 and we are sitting at $45,122.27 at the time of writing this post. This was also our highest ever team goal. Previously we had raised $62,004.01 and right now we're sitting at $76,536. Our original goal when we began the stream was hoping to reach $30,000 and we more than doubled that amount, with $11,000 raised before the stream had even begun at 9AM. With all of those numbers, we're currently sitting at rank 7 globally as an individual and rank 6 globally as a team for donations to Extra Life this year!

    We would like to give special recognition to our top streamers and top individual donators who were a big help in assisting us to our goals this year. We could not have done this without you!

    Top Streamers (in order of amount raised):

    Top Donators:

    • Pavan
    • Fred316
    • vl_darkangel_lv
    • Helldiver,
    • Anthomnia
    • SurvivalServers.com
    • Eric K.
    • Jerryn
    • tribe of bozo
    • JustPixie
    • Pac-Man443 family
    • KageRamen
    • Pip, Acidic
    • songtao ke
    • Eric P.
    • Jesse P.

    If you want to contribute to the campaign it's not too late, you can do so right here!

    Congratulations and thank you again to all of the survivors who joined us at any point during our stream. We'll see you again next year!

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    Modding Community Updates!

    If you didn't catch it during the Extra Life stream we played some of "The Hunt", it was a ton of fun and it will be interesting to see how this mod continues development.

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    The winners of the contest were also announced last week, with "Valguero" taking first place and securing a grand prize of $15,000! There was a ton of feedback that came out of this contest and we will be taking all of it and reviewing the system before the next one to see where we need to make adjustments.

    We also had two new mods enter the sponsorship program, "Malfunktion" and "ARK Additions".

    Lastly, I'm sure the modding community is on the edge of their seats to hear about any new mod functionality in Extinction that they will get to play with. There some goodies that I think everyone will like and I will try to cover them with new tutorials once a devkit update is ready with all of the new content.

    Fanart of the Week!

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    Amazing artwork from Jamiegogo!

    Evolution Event Update For This Weekend!

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    There will not be any Evolution Event on PC this weekend due to the massive rates awarded by Extra Life, the launch of Extinction, and the free week that begins tomorrow. We'll be back with more Evo very soon though!

    Console survivors will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 9th of November at 1 PM EST until Monday the 12th of November 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

    Edited by Jen




    User Feedback




    Will there be an .ini option to allow items and tames through to Extinction for us SP peeps?

    Edited by TEM187

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    Pc players got boosted rates but some people couldn't utilize them at all. Some of us had servers that were unplayable. The oc-pve server I was on took 16+hrs for first imprint on 8 times.

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    there will be no new cluster? its fell so bad when start with everyone already lvl 130 running around, should be a brand new cluster so everyone can start fresh.

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    Free week...  So I will probably wait until at least the 15th to try anything with Extinction, or even buy it.

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    Free for a week means that you can buy it during that week and then you won't have to pay for it later or does that mean it is free to try out for a week and then if you still want it, you pay for it? 

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    13 minutes ago, mrvoodoo said:

    Nothing about the console release? Or is it still projected for about the 13th?

    Front page here URL

    in short... "no later than 13"

     

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    Can we make sure our small ORP clusters gets a server pls. CrossArk5 and CrossArk6 ORP clusters please.

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    8 minutes ago, Balcoin said:

    Will there be small tribe servers for extinction pls answer 

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    i would say no and who cares 6 mans dead servers

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    I'm really confused as to why the trailer is not being released tonight... I mean, the point of advertising is to generate hype, and you don't need hype for something that is already available?

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    hi so free as in free for life but you have to download in that week or just free for that one week? what about console? do console get the same? or is it going to be a free weekend?

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    Just now, CyanicEmber said:

    I'm really confused as to why the trailer is not being released tonight... I mean, the point of advertising is to generate hype, and you don't need hype for something that is already available?

    I agree.

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    8 minutes ago, Zadira said:

    Free for a week means that you can buy it during that week and then you won't have to pay for it later or does that mean it is free to try out for a week and then if you still want it, you pay for it? 

    I would assume that it is free forever? Not entirely sure tho.

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    32 minutes ago, hoot5656 said:

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    i would say no and who cares 6 mans dead servers

    So small tribe servers or what 

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    28 minutes ago, jammyjade said:

    hi so free as in free for life but you have to download in that week or just free for that one week? what about console? do console get the same? or is it going to be a free weekend?

    Free forever so once you download it you get to keep it after a week is up if it was only to play free they would of said "Play Ark Survival Evolved For Free" but they didn't they said " ARK: Survival Evolved will also be free for a week starting November 6th" and yes i copied and paste that so make make it count before it's too late!.

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    32 minutes ago, TheMajesticYak said:

    I would assume that it is free forever? Not entirely sure tho.

    It is free so once you download it you get to keep it!

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    57 minutes ago, mrvoodoo said:

    Nothing about the console release? Or is it still projected for about the 13th?

    This is mentioned:

    1 hour ago, Jen said:

    ARK: Extinction will be launching tomorrow on November 6th on Steam (Nov 13th for consoles).

     

    49 minutes ago, Balcoin said:

    Will there be small tribe servers for extinction pls answer 

    This is also mentioned:

    1 hour ago, Jen said:

    Extinction will be included in all CrossARK clusters (except 'TheHundred'), as well as Conquest and Small Tribes servers.

    C'mon guys, read the main post entirely before posting questions that are already answered in the main article. 🤨

     

     

    Edited by invincibleqc

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    41 minutes ago, jammyjade said:

    hi so free as in free for life but you have to download in that week or just free for that one week? what about console? do console get the same? or is it going to be a free weekend?

    "ARK: Survival Evolved will also be free for a week starting November 6th until November 11th! On-board your friends and family who have not experienced The Island, Ragnarok, or The Center yet for no cost at all during the next few days."

    Just free to use during that week only. 
    That is how I'm interpreting that.

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    1 hour ago, Zadira said:

    Free for a week means that you can buy it during that week and then you won't have to pay for it later or does that mean it is free to try out for a week and then if you still want it, you pay for it? 

    You can Play it free, without Xboxlive or ps+, for a week. They did this on the last xtralife and aberrations release.

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    23 minutes ago, AcexHellhound21 said:

    It is free so once you download it you get to keep it!

    Nope. It's free to play for a week. As in without the subscription services of PlayStation and Xbox. They did the same thing with the last xtralife event.

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