Jump to content

  • Community Crunch 161: Winter Wonderland 2018!

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

    Winter Wonderland 2018!

    large.1482456762_WW2.jpg

    Winter Wonderland is almost here! This winter-themed holiday event begins tomorrow at 10am PST for PC, Xbox, and PS4 and will last through until January 7th. All of our maps are supported in both single player and multiplayer. The event will automatically activate on any map, even on your modded map servers.

    Raptor Claus will be sailing across the night sky in his sleigh, air-dropping presents filled with high-end loot as well as Mistletoe, and Coal for those naughty Survivors. 

    large.719963319_editx-masPic12b.jpg

    Raptor Claus won't be alone this year. He is joined by Gacha Claus who will be roaming all maps in a dashing Santa Hat and sporting holiday-themed colours to help out the very busy Raptor Claus. He will be accepting your coal and in exchange will gift you holiday themed items, or you can trade in your mistletoe for weapons and armor!

    Gacha Claus will also have a random chance to gift you with a new special dino holiday candy when given mistletoe. This candy appears to have a strangely festive effect on any creature that eats it however. Better give it a try and see what happens. Bon appetit!

    large.x-mas-Pic-16b.jpg

    Survivors can stay warm this season in their festively decorated homes with the holiday lights, decorative Christmas tree, wreaths, stockings, snowmen, and wrapped presents they receive from trading with Gacha Claus. Be sure to spread the holiday cheer wherever you go while it lasts!

    large.567a30c776226_WinterWonderlandCabi

    Be sure to send us all your holiday-themed pictures, videos, and artwork here on survivetheark.com or on Twitter as we'd love to see them!

    In addition to the holiday event, we've included a bevy of fixes that we're launching simultaneously across all three platforms. We're starting to reach into the backlog and fix issues that you've been asking for starting with improvements to commanding flyers and better AI for the Manticore.

    Patch Notes:

    Quote

    Winter Wonderland!

    • Raptor Claus
      • Flies over any map between 0am and 2am in-game (with event enabled)
      • Drops Holiday Gifts     
    • Gacha Claus
      • Spawns where you'd find Parasaurs on all maps
      • Has holiday colors and wears a Santa Hat
      • Cannot be tamed
      • Doesn't like being near other wild dinos
      • Accepts Coal
        • Gives Holiday Items in return
        • Drops Dino Candy
          • Feed this to a tamed dino for a strange effect    
      • Accepts Mistletoe
        • Gives Items in return       
    • Colorization
      • 20% of wild dinos will spawn with Holiday colors
    • Uses the ActiveEvent system
      • ActiveEvent=WinterWonderland
      • Cleans up after ActiveEvent is reset
      • Auto applies to all non-TC sessions from 12/18-1/7 (UTC)
      • Run with ActiveEvent=None to disable

    Extinction

    • Fix for King Titan environmental effects starting again after boss despawned
    • Fix for other bosses interrupting King Titan environmental effects
    • Cave entrance cooldown display bug fix 
    • Increased radius of city meteor shield
    • Improvements to dome shaders
    • Reduced meteor impact damage to 750
    • Improvements to height fog in desert biome

    Titans  

    • Increased Mek sword damage to tamed titans approximately 9x
    • Increased Mek pistol damage to tamed titans approximately 3x
    • Increased turret damage multipliers to tamed Titans
    • Changes to Titan downloading
      • Titan is disabled for 15m after download
      • Titan takes increased damage during this time       
    • Increased Titan download cooldown to 6+ hours
    • Fix typo in vertical Can't Damage message

    Orbital Supply Drop

    • Buffed Legendary Drops in difficulty and quality of loot
    • Can now be claimed by a tribe in PVE
      • Only that tribe can disable shield, eject items, gather loot
    • Fixed bug that eventually only allowed 1 event at a time in a session
    • Improvements to shield behavior on low FPS servers 
    • Improvements to attacker pathing and behavior

     Element Vein

    • Can now be claimed by a tribe in PvE
      • Only that tribe can harvest element
    • Fixed bug that eventually only allowed 1 event at a time in a session
    • Improvements to attacker pathing and behavior

    Desert Titan

    • Increased damage when it strikes itself with lightning
    • Improvements to Desert Titan follow to address flying away
    • Fix for flocks not defending properly
    • Improvements to tail attack accuracy
    • Made tail attack damage consistent
    • Disabled cryoing the flock
    • Fixed encumbered movement when walking on a Desert Titan

    Dropped Items   

    • Improvements to dropped item interpolation on low fps servers (less poking through ground)
    • Prevented dropped items from falling through structures on load
    • Prevented dropped items from ghosting through structures if thrown close to them

    Eggs

    • Improvements to egg interpolation on low fps servers (less poking through ground)
    • Prevented eggs from falling through structures on load
    • Prevented eggs from ghosting through structures if thrown close to them
    • Fix for invisible Rock Drake and Wyvern eggs

    Velonasaur  

    • Increased accuracy of AOE attack
    • Reduced AOE damage to compensate for increased accuracy
    • Wild Velonasaurs will no longer shoot for too long
    • Fix for Wild Velonasaurs not doing damage in PvE
    • Improvements to desyncs between spines and damage
    • Reduced hovering when walking
    • AOE attack will no longer loot victims

     Managarmr

    • Fixed anim bug related to Ice Breath
    • Fixes for several orientation desyncs
    • Fixes for desyncs when moving on low fps server
    • Minor buff to landing damage
    • Improvements to ice breath targeting
    • Added message when you are unable to dive
    • Slowed down baby Managarmrs

     Enforcer

    • Fixed instances where Enforcer could teleport to a non-existant wall
    • Fixed instances where it could jump back to its last jump position 

    Scout

    • Improved Scout tagging accuracy
    • Improvements to player inspection mechanic
    • Scout will now show floating damage text when damaged

    Item Balloon    

    • Fixed instances of it not going to the correct destination
    • Fix for cases where balloons didn't explode after landing
    • Improvements to weight calculation

    Gacha

    • Fix for unclamped loot quality 
    • Fix for incorrect UI when taming is interrupted

    Ice Titan

    • Fix for broken dino animations related to Ice Breath
    • Increased collision radius for shoulder Corruption

    Flyers  

    • Improved flyer following when in water
    • Added Whistle Land Flyer command
      • Commands a flyer to land nearby

    Crash

    • Fix low frequency crash

    Manticore

    • Improvements to landing logic

    Performance

    • Improvements to server performance

    Map Markers

    • Add support for decimal values

    Snow Owl

    • Slowed down baby food consumption rate

    Daedon

    • Disable healing when frozen

    Xbox

    • Improvements to dino quality
    • Improvements to environment quality

    Modding Community Updates!

    Quote

    A reminder for mod authors that the sponsored mod program will be opening up applications again on January 1st. If you would like to apply for sponsorship you will have five weeks after the application period starts, so make sure that your submissions are ready!

    In the meantime, I have received a couple questions about the sponsorship applications that I would also like to address. While this is is not all encompassing of the process of selection, in regards to the application process itself I hope that this helps you ready your submissions with more confidence.

    One thing that has been a common request is for feedback on why a given project isn't selected. While I would like to be able to give feedback on projects, it is extremely time consuming to prepare these, especially with the volume of applications I receive. I want everyone to understand though that not having your project selected does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with it, there are simply limited slots available with each application period. So don't let it discourage you from applying in the future.

    The other question I have received rather frequently is for what kind of information you should include in your applications and design documents. How you choose to organize your design documents is up to you, but here is a very general explanation of what I am looking for. First is that you have a plan for the duration of sponsorship; the more detailed this plan, the better. After looking at the design documents and learning about what you do with your project, I then look at the mods as they currently are available on the workshop and try to determine whether or not the content available shows a good probability of being able to deliver on that plan. I might also look at other projects in your workshop to help determine that information.

    I look forward to seeing what everyone puts forward in January. Happy modding!

    Fanart of the Week!

    7700EFF8D62D29CEF981D5B776A058ED1E63FC4F

    The Pegomastax who stole Christmas by Erthera!

    Evolution Event!

    large.large.EvoEvent.png.eeb58694dd9d4cb

    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 21st of December at 1 PM EST until Wednesday the 26th of December 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




    13 minutes ago, NOAHWOLF4000 said:

    Is an event also availeble  on single player

    As the OP states:

    Quote

    Winter Wonderland is almost here! This winter-themed holiday event begins tomorrow at 10am PST for PC, Xbox, and PS4 and will last through until January 7th. All of our maps are supported in both single player and multiplayer.

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Extinction -

    - Improvements to dome shaders = I hope it is the thing i thing it is ?

    - Improvements to height fog in desert biome = i wonder if the water not get so Glow at nights then ?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    9 hours ago, CyanicEmber said:

    It looks like the maps have (at least some) increased snow coverage. Am I seeing that right?

    Not quite sure about that picture, but I do believe none of the maps will have snow covered areas. I'm not sure if there is any area that has an increased snow coverage, but there won't be snow-covered maps. In all honest i don't believe there will be any difference in snow coverage.

    It was mentioned by ChrisW here: 

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    9 hours ago, lilpanda said:

    The event auto activates and includes any server that doesn't run a TC.

    So even though I don't have nitrado and I run a dedicated server off of a second ps4 it'll still auto activate

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    12 minutes ago, GP said:

    Not quite sure about that picture, but I do believe none of the maps will have snow covered areas. I'm not sure if there is any area that has an increased snow coverage, but there won't be snow-covered maps. In all honest i don't believe there will be any difference in snow coverage.

    It was mentioned by ChrisW here: 

     

    Ah well, that’s kind of sad, but I completely understand. It would be a ton of work. Hopefully 2020 and beyond when they’re working on Ark’s sequel they can build their maps in such a way that similar changes would be much less daunting. *fingers crossed*

    Regardless , looking to be an awesome event!

    Edited by CyanicEmber

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    WILL THIS FIX WINDOWS 10 NOT SAVING PROGRESS FOR SINGLE PLAYER/NON-DEDICATED SERVERS??????

    No, I didn't think so...

    Great.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I think The reason the map(s) don't change with the seasons anymore is it was only ever on Island, back when it was the only map. I completely understand, with all the work and all to add it to the others. I admit it would be somewhat of a stretch on scorched earth, but I digress.

    It was really cool having "real" seasons on the map. I do know the first winter Wonderland caused many people to get mad even though they were warned for a month the weather was going to get colder and to make the appropriate arrangements.  It was quite refreshing to have another survival factor thrown into the mix every now and again.  Just like real life, the fall colors came out and then winter set in. It was cool (literally) heh.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    11 hours ago, lilpanda said:

    Fear Evolved is not supported in the ActiveEvent system as we only began using it this year and didn't have Fear Evolved this year. ActiveEvent can be used for: Easter, Arkaeology, ExtinctionChronicles, and WinterWonderland.

    Can we activate more than one event at a time? Like in a comma list?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    11 hours ago, Dondark said:

    En fait, de jolies corrections, spécialement la défense contre le butin et les veines de PVE: P

    haha chinese thief :)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    How about baby gachas? They need to be Constance feeding the baby because he eats more then snow owl. That is other thing to fix and what they produce in baby stays in grown up to. From what i heard what they produce in baby changes when grown up.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    6 minutes ago, SaraVieira said:

    How about baby gachas? They need to be Constance feeding the baby because he eats more then snow owl. That is other thing to fix and what they produce in baby stays in grown up to. From what i heard what they produce in baby changes when grown up.

    The production for a Gacha is not meant to change between baby and adult. Currently it doesn't change, pretty sure that's intended.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    This was really a long waited patch, especially for Extinction map. I am actually looking forward to start up my game now.  Thank you Wildcard, Good job.! :)

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Great balance changes but I feel like the enforcer needs more attention , they need something else to make them more viable for harder lvl drops and veins . Like maybe a saddle or crafting bonus  when  crafting then . 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Uses the ActiveEvent system

    • ActiveEvent=WinterWonderland
    • Cleans up after ActiveEvent is reset
    • Auto applies to all non-TC sessions from 12/18-1/7 (UTC)

     

    Does this mean no prim-plus event?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    13 hours ago, Thefoxeur said:

    excellent ! Love the ability to claim a drop and veins in PVE !!

    Possible exploit: Claim them and then walk away so no other players can do them ... ?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    10 hours ago, phantom55 said:

    now only left underwater fog  :P

    Water that is still in liquid form at minus 34 degrees Celsius can have fog, don't you think? ?

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    13 hours ago, lilpanda said:

    Fear Evolved is not supported in the ActiveEvent system as we only began using it this year and didn't have Fear Evolved this year. ActiveEvent can be used for: Easter, Arkaeology, ExtinctionChronicles, and WinterWonderland.

    good to know

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

×