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  • Community Crunch 170: ARK Stream Returns & S+ Beta Closing!

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

    ARK Stream Returns!

    At 1 PM Pacific Time on March 5th, members of the ARK development team will be hosting a Developer Livestream on our Twitch channel!

    Our Community-focused livestreams went over well with the community so we decided to restructure slightly to bring even more members of our team into the mix! We invite you to join us from our Seattle office as we discuss the latest developments with ARK.

    In next weeks' stream we will be showcasing and discussing our biggest addition and change to the game: the Structures Plus and Kibble rework.

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    We'll also be allowing questions from you--the community--in a live form Digest. We invite you to leave your ARK or development related questions in the comment section below and we will be selecting an assortment of your questions to answer live on stream.

    The developers on-camera this stream will be:

    • Cedric: Host, Gameplay Programmer
    • Chris: Lead Programmer & Lead Designer
    • Colin: Senior Producer
    • Jen: Community Manager

    We look forward to seeing you all on our Twitch channel on March 5th!

    Structures Plus (S+) & Kibble Rework Beta Closing!

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    This week is the final week to participate in the open Structures Plus and Kibble Rework beta before the testing period closes to the public. If you have not tried it out and/or given your feedback regarding the changes we invite you to do so! Please check out the post below for all of the information on how you can get involved in play testing this beta.

    Mod Community Updates!

    Get your mods ready, sponsorship program applications open again on Friday! We will also be announcing a couple of new sponsored projects next week!

    We're making some adjustments to what has been our focus for sponsored projects. Going forward we will be looking at more small scope projects as well, instead of only the large scope projects like we have been up to this point. A result of this adjustment is that you will begin to see more projects with shorter-term sponsorship's making their way into the program and, by proxy, a somewhat higher rotation rate leading to more opportunities.

    We want to encourage everyone, no matter the scale of your projects, to apply for sponsorship during each application period. Even if a project isn't selected during a given application period it helps me to keep a finger on the pulse of everyone that's interested in being sponsored and seeing how your projects and plans develop.

    Upcoming Server Maintenance!

    On February 27th beginning at 12pm EST we will be conducting a small maintenance on a portion of our Official Servers. We expect maintenance to last for approximately 1 hour. Below is a list of all affected servers.

    Fan Feature of the Week!

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    Evolution Event!

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    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 1st of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 4th of March 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!

    As always if you’ve got anything to share you can find us at:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
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    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    Edited by Jen




    User Feedback




    Zahlea

    Posted (edited)

    Another ARK Digest question:

    Now that we have the Enable mating option, would you consider removing mating behaviour when wandering? It would be nice to be able to have my animals on wandering without mating (and not having to neuter/spay them as that's permanent).

     

    Edit: And one more :P 

    Any chance you can share your reasoning behind the new kibble system? I mean no disrespect, but to me it feels a bit rushed and not very thought through - I would love to hear what your intentions were and be proven wrong.

    Edited by Zahlea
    Thought of another question

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    Ark Digest Question: What are the plans moving forward? Are there TLCs planned for the remaining EA launch/early EA creatures in ARK, or are there other mechanic reworks planned?

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    On 3/4/2019 at 5:29 PM, Zahlea said:

    Yeah, I assumed that was the reason they removed boss transfers from Tek Transmitter. However, as a server setting it wouldn't be on official, nor on many unofficials, I suspect. I just think it'd be good to have it so that on my private server (and single player), we don't have to move our dinos to the obelisks...

    Yeah i totally agree they should add server settings that allow you to turn on Boss Tributes for the Tek Transmitter for Private Servers and Single Player something like for example TekTransmitterBossTributes: True and for Single Player Options Enable Boss Tribute Tek Transmitter.

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    On 2/27/2019 at 3:16 AM, Zahlea said:

    Questions for ARK Digest:

    Logging in to a password protected server takes quite a few steps. Have you considered any of:

    • Saving a password for a server so you don't have to re-enter it unless it changes?
    • Allowing auto-connecting to a server by double-clicking it in the server browser?
    • Allowing enter to confirm password (instead of having to klick the OK-button after entering the password)?

    <snip stuff I don't care about>

    What's your opinion on adding more baby dinos in the wild, like with Kairukus and/or allowing taming of baby dinos? Do you see any value in consistency, i.e. removing the baby Kairukus if it's not possible adding babies to other species?

     

    Any chance we'll ever get an integrated autorun feature? I just got the autorun mod and I didn't realise just how sick I was of needing to have my hand on the keyboard. This is something I'm sure many of those who can't get mods really would benefit from.

    Yes to all! And I helped test Autorun+, takes a surprising amount of "weight" off of the gameplay. So much better.

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    On 3/4/2019 at 3:30 PM, Zahlea said:

    Another ARK Digest question:

    Now that we have the Enable mating option, would you consider removing mating behaviour when wandering? It would be nice to be able to have my animals on wandering without mating (and not having to neuter/spay them as that's permanent).

    Yes please!

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