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  • Community Crunch 171: ARK Stream & Homestead Update Tomorrow!

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

    Homestead Update Tomorrow!

    It's finally arrived! We're beyond thrilled to be releasing Structure Plus (S+) and the long-awaited kibble rework (now packaged together as 'Homestead') to all of our survivors March 5th 2019!

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    If you can dream it, you can build it! Homestead includes the major elements of Structures Plus (S+), a player created Sponsored Mod by Orionsun. S+ has maintained a large following of users over an extended period of time, and its move to console has long been requested. We are particularly excited to finally be able to share this with our console survivors who will be using it for the very first time.

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    Here are the new building features included in Homestead:

    • Dedicated bulk storage
    • Triangle foundations, ceilings and roof pieces
    • Four high walls
    • Fence supports for level walls
    • Flexible pipes and electrical cables
    • Double doors
    • Swappable variants for ramps/stairs
    • New visual variants for existing structures

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    Along-side the update to structures we also have our kibble rework included in this patch! Previously the Kibble system worked like a tree, the egg of one creature being used in a kibble to tame the next creature in line. Often these kibbles didn’t make sense in terms of game progression and became more redundant with each new creature that was added to the game. Each creature now falls into one of six categories, and that creature’s egg can be used to tame any creature within that specific category. Instead of having 50+ different kibbles all requiring a different specific egg, it is drastically reduced to: Basic, Simple, Regular, Superior, Exceptional, and Extraordinary kibbles!

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    You can expect the Homestead update to hit your respective platform around 10am PST tomorrow starting with PC and concluding with PS4. We invite you to watch our Homestead trailer to see a preview of the variety of structures that are now possible. All of the builds featured in the trailer are player-created and you can find links to how to build the structures in the video description. It has been an amazing experience for us to see our dedicated players create things we could have never imagined! 

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    We hope these changes to ARK inspire survivors to turn their wooden shack on the beach into the fortress of their dreams!

    Homestead patch notes:

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    S+

    • Variant System
      • Added Structure variant system to cycle visuals for a structure
    • Structure Pickup
      • Enabled pickup of the following structures:
        • Elevator Platforms
        • Elevator Tracks
        • Electric Generator
        • Grill
        • Industrial Forge
        • Industrial Grinder
        • Chem Bench
        • Fabricator
        • Tek Generator
        • Tek Replicator
        • Tek Transmitter
      • Disabled pickup of Bee Hives
      • Added ServerSettings ini config option StructurePickupHoldDuration to allow unofficials to configure (or disable by setting to 0) the quick-pickup hold duration
      • Changed default for quick-pickup to 0.5 seconds (from 1 second)
    • Structure Additions
      • Added 'Smooth' sidewall variants (like the stone foundation) to the stock square foundations [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Thatch, Wood]
      • Triangle foundations [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Triangle ceilings [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood, Greenhouse]
      • Triangle roofs [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood, Greenhouse]
      • Large (4x height) walls [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Flexible pipes [Stone, Metal]
      • Flexible electrical cables
      • Stairs (with freely swappable ramp variant) [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Double door frames [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Double doors [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]
      • Tek Dedicated storage (Tek structure that allows storing a large amount of a single resource)
      • Fence supports (allows you to build fences that are level along the top) [Adobe, Metal, Stone, Tek, Wood]

    Kibble Rework

    • Categorized Kibble
    • Creatures prefer their category of Kibble or above
    • Produced
      • Allosaurus - Superior
      • Ankylosaurus - Regular
      • Archaeopteryx - Simple
      • Argentavis - Superior
      • Baryonyx - Regular
      • Basilisk - Exceptional
      • Brontosaurus - Exceptional
      • Carbonemys - Regular
      • Carnotaur - Regular
      • Compy - Simple
      • Dilophosaur - Basic
      • Dimetrodon - Regular
      • Dimorphodon - Simple
      • Diplodocus - Regular
      • Dodo - Basic
      • Featherlight - Basic
      • Gallimimus - Simple
      • Giganotosaurus - Exceptional
      • Glowtail - Basic
      • Hesperornis - Extraordinary
      • Ichthyornis - Simple
      • Iguanodon - Simple
      • Kairuku - Basic
      • Kaprosuchus - Regular
      • Kentrosaurus - Regular
      • Lystrosaurus - Basic
      • Mantis - Superior
      • Megalania - Superior
      • Megalosaurus - Superior
      • Micro Raptor - Simple
      • Morellatops - Simple
      • Moschops - Superior
      • Oviraptor - Simple
      • Snow Owl - Superior
      • Pachycephalosaurus - Simple
      • Pachyrhinosaurus - Regular
      • Parasaur - Basic
      • Pegomastax - Simple
      • Pelagornis - Regular
      • Pteranodon - Simple
      • Pulmonoscorpius - Regular
      • Quetzalcoatlus - Exceptional
      • Raptor - Simple
      • Rex - Exceptional
      • Rock Drake - Extraordinary
      • Sarcosuchus - Regular
      • Spinosaur - Superior
      • Stegosaurus - Regular
      • Tapejera - Superior
      • Terror Bird - Regular
      • Therizinosaurus - Exceptional
      • Thorny Dragon - Regular
      • Titanboa - Superior
      • Triceratops - Simple
      • Troodon - Regular
      • Velonasaur - Regular
      • Vulture - Basic
      • Wyvern - Extraordinary
      • Yutyrannus - Exceptional
    • Preferred
      • Allosaurus - Superior
      • Angler Fish - Regular
      • Ankylosaurus - Regular
      • Araneo - Simple
      • Archaeopteryx - Simple
      • Argentavis - Superior
      • Baryonyx - Regular
      • Basilosaurus - Exceptional
      • Beelzebufo - Regular
      • Brontosaurus - Exceptional
      • Carbonemys - Regular
      • Carnotaur - Regular
      • Castoroides - Superior
      • Daeodon - Superior
      • Dilophosaur - Basic
      • Dimetrodon - Regular
      • Dimorphodon - Simple
      • Diplocaulus - Simple
      • Diplodocus - Regular
      • Direbear - Superior
      • Direwolf - Superior
      • Dodo - Basic
      • Doedicurus - Regular
      • Dunkleosteus - Superior
      • Gallimimus - Simple
      • Gasbags - Superior
      • Giant Bee - Simple
      • Gigantopithecus - Regular
      • Giganotosaurus - Exceptional
      • Griffin - Extraordinary
      • Ichthyornis - Simple
      • Ichthyosaurus - Simple
      • Iguanodon - Simple
      • Kairuku - Basic
      • Kaprosuchus - Regular
      • Karkinos - Exceptional
      • Kentrosaurus - Regular
      • Lymantria - Regular
      • Mammoth - Superior
      • Managarmr - Exceptional
      • Megalania - Extraordinary
      • Megaloceros - Simple
      • Megalodon - Superior
      • Megalosaurus - Superior
      • Megatherium - Superior
      • Mesopithicus - Basic
      • Morellatops - Simple
      • Mosasaurus - Exceptional
      • Onyc - Simple
      • Snow Owl - Superior
      • Pachycephalosaurus - Simple
      • Paraceratherium - Superior
      • Parasaur - Basic
      • Pegomastax - Simple
      • Pelagornis - Regular
      • Phiomia - Basic
      • Plesiosaurus - Superior
      • Pteranodon - Regular
      • Pulmonoscorpius - Regular
      • Purlovia - Regular
      • Quetzalcoatlus - Exceptional
      • Raptor - Simple
      • Rex - Exceptional
      • Rock Elemental - Extraordinary
      • Sabertooth - Regular
      • Sarcosuchus - Regular
      • Spinosaur - Exceptional
      • Stegosaurus - Regular
      • Tapejera - Superior
      • Terror Bird - Regular
      • Therizinosaurus - Exceptional
      • Thorny Dragon - Regular
      • Thylacoleo - Extraordinary
      • Triceratops - Simple
      • Velonasaur - Regular
      • Woolly Rhino - Superior
      • Yutyrannus - Extraordinary

    Exploits

    • Fixed exploit related to water well
    • Fixed exploit related to Titan downloads
    • Fixed exploit related to Velonasaurs
    • Fixed exploit related to Platform Saddles

    Crashes

    • Fixed crash related to shoulder pets
    • Fixed crash related to Taxidermy    

    Managarmr

    • Fixed issue with Managarmr breath causing flyers to teleport
    • Fixed Managarmr's forward dash not triggering consistently when spamming it
    • When Managarmr freezes a dino with a rider, the rider will no longer be dismounted but rather frozen for 1 second
    • Character frozen visual effect should change more smoothly
    • A player frozen either standing, crouching, or prone can no longer change that state
    • Duration of frozen for player characters is now a function of health and armor rating
    • Duration of frozen for player characters is significantly reduced overall
    • Cheat spawning a dino should no longer cause you to get stuck on that dino if it dies while being frozen by Managarmar Ice breath
    • Reduced Managarmr ice breath damage ~25%
    • Added new freeze immune icon

    Environments

    • Fixed buildable space outside of bounds
    • Fixed multiple holes and meshing locations
    • Moved Desert Titan player spawn point to an area inside the structure prevention zone
    • Fixed climbable trees in Extinction

    Kairuku

    • Base affinity increased by 30% now that it has a preferred kibble

    Ice Wyverns

    • Fixed creature icon being blank

    Item Stacks

    • Fixed ConfigOverrideItemMaxQuantity issue with RawPrimeMeat

    Giganotosaurus

    • Increased damage required to enrage a giga by 55%

    Corrupted Heart

    • Fixed item to use correct icon

    Mind Wipe

    • Characters can be respeced once every 24 hours

    UI

    • Improved search filtering on inventory and crafting menus

    Elevators

    • Set Primitive Elevator Platforms and Tracks to be craftable by wood instead of requiring fungal wood

    Additional PS4/Xbox patch notes:

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    Exploits

    • Fixed exploit related to Tek Swords
    • Fixed exploit related to Rafts on Center

    Managarmr

    • Fixed managarmr space launch bug 
    • Managarmr ice breath is no longer stopped by Dino Leash
    • Speculative fix for the Managarmr breath client crash
    • Whistle Stop and Whistle Follow will interrupt the current ability
    • Ice breath freeze amount is now more significantly reduced by distance
    • Clamped forward dash movement to horizontal plane

    Cryopods

    • Disable following after releasing from Cryo
    • Now show gender in the tooltip
    • Tribe log displays the name of the cryopod owner who's cryopod broke
    • Fix for dino owner not transferring when stealing a cryopod with a dino in it

    Environments

    • Removed the Ruins of Nosti gate
    • Reduced shadow cost of some meshes

    Defenders

    • Defenders are harvestable for light robotic materials

    Bear Traps

    • Bear traps are now placeable again!

    Tek Dinos

    • Now drop electronics/metal as intended

    Movement

    • Fixed players getting stuck when walking off foundations in single player

    Mosasaurus

    • Reduced Mosasaurus speed per level up by 50%     

    Manta

    • Reduced Manta speed per level up by 75%

    Gasbags

    • Set gasbags to mature at the rate of Wooly Rhinos due to similar utility capabilities

    Desert Titan

    • Reduced tamed Desert Titan total hp by 1/3

    ARK Developer Stream Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow 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 tomorrows 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 answering questions from you--the community--in a live form Digest. 

    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 tomorrow at 1pm PST!

    Mod Community Updates!

    We're bringing in two new projects to the Sponsored Mod Program this month, and don't forget that we have already started another round of applications for the sponsored mod program. You'll be able to submit an application until April 5th. So polish up those design documents and send them in. We love seeing the amazing projects everyone is working on.

    First up we have Additional Lighting by ReinerSCT. This mod adds a plethora of new lighting options of different colors, styles, and configurations. Ever wanted to make your own disco room, or set up a complex lighting system for your over-the-top castle? This mod will let you do it!

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    We're also happy to bring in the Play as Dino mod by Finntastic. Does anybody else ever use the old mantra "Don't just hunt the raptor... Be the raptor"? No? Just me? Either way, with this mod you can! The author has a lot of cool systems being worked on for this mod and we're happy to provide some support for them.

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    Happy Modding!

    Fan Feature of the Week!

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    AUS Model Update: Parahelicoprion finished by Kaprodonychus

    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 8th of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 11th 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
    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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    6 minutes ago, Gkar said:

    Hi when will you add internal pipes/wires, seamless crop plots and snap points for regular crop plots to foundations and ceilings. Are these even being considered to be integrated to the game?

    You're asking a bit much, as they've just spent lots of work adding in what they have. I'd recommend playing around with all the new mechanics and seeing what you can build. You'd be surprised. As far as I know, they won't be adding snappable crop plots, but there are already very flexible pipes in the game now.

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    19 minutes ago, AndrewLB said:

    Sooo..... when are we to expect an update that makes it so players with RTX graphics cards don't constantly crash? And what's up with DLSS being added? Or are they "a little further out?" You guys did go through the trouble of having nVidia add Ark to all their RTX promotional stuff...  Or was that just a marketing ploy to bump sales?  I'm asking because from what i've read on the Unreal Engine's forum that both DLSS and Raytracing  require not only Direct X 12, but also an updated engine which supports the technologies.

    That sounds really frustrating, and I haven't heard any information about RTX. All I can say is don't use an RTX card to play ARK. That's the main reason I still haven't upgraded from my GTX 1080 Ti.

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    42 minutes ago, NeddyTheNoodle said:

    Whole lot of things there, I'll answer them one by one.

    No, old kibble recipes do not work. Already made kibbles still work, and they still tame the respective dino they used to. They do not however work for imprints, you will need the new kibbles, any veggies, any berries, or any meats.

    Character respec every 24 hours means that once the change goes live, you have unlimited respec ability, every 24 hours.

    Your character that respec'd recently will be able to respec as soon as the update goes live because it's a retroactive change. The game didn't have this mechanic before the update, so it won't know.

    Beer is still useless as far as taming goes, besides Chalicotherium.

    I really hope you are just speculating about the old kibble recipes not working. Otherwise my egg inventory just recieved a massive downgrade and I am NOT HAPPY.

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    1 hour ago, EnergyDrink said:

    TAME KARKINOS > All eggs on other maps.... ?        What The Hell ?

     

    Basilisk

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    9 minutes ago, ArkP1 said:

    I really hope you are just speculating about the old kibble recipes not working. Otherwise my egg inventory just recieved a massive downgrade and I am NOT HAPPY.

    Again, check the kibble wiki for the new recipes. They aren't really massive changes.

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    The update sounds awesome, kibble rework is gonna be awesome. Was wondering if peim+ is going to get some love? Thanks for all your hard work.

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    6 hours ago, JensJuJu said:

    Will this updated be added to Primitive+? 

    Yes, Chris said "Prim+ will support the new S+ features/foundations for the structure branches from vanilla and employ the Kibble rework." Here.
     

    5 hours ago, ExcessEvil said:

    While it looks good, i'm worried about what'll happen to those of us who use the S+ mod on unofficial servers.

    The new additions do not copy the old ones, so should not affect modded servers. 
    If you want to avoid the duplicate engrams and such, you can disable these new ones by going to the GameUserSettings.ini and putting 

    AllowIntegratedSPlusStructures=false

     

    1 hour ago, SaraVieira said:

    When u guys decide to change the food consumption on baby gachas? They eat a lot.

    Try using something other than berries, they get very little food from berries.

    @Jen


    Have you considered that Hesperornis are not tamable in Extinction and thus there are no eggs in the Extraordinary category that are possible to acquire without downloads? Perhaps consider adding a way to get Wyvern/Rock Drake eggs, tamable Hesperornis there or adding another egg to the category.

    Also, please make sure Fertilized eggs are excluded from ItemStackSizeMultipier too! More Info here.
     

    Item Stacks

    • Fixed ConfigOverrideItemMaxQuantity issue with RawPrimeMeat

    That's weird, my RawPrimeMeat override works fine, but my ordinary RawMeat does not? Other people report the Raw Prime Fish and Cooked Meat aren't working (they are also working for me too), have those been fixed as well?

     

     

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    8 minutes ago, NeddyTheNoodle said:

    Again, check the kibble wiki for the new recipes. They aren't really massive changes.

    Do you have a more reliable source? The wiki varies on accuracy. 

     

    Are you aware of official info from WC? Otherwise, I’m not interested. 

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    No, seriously! Did all the allo eggs I’ve been saving just become useless to tame a griffin, which is what I was saving them for?!? No warning, no final word or official announcement of what the new kibble recipes would be? They just drop it on us without even saying what the final recipes are and with no time to hurry up and make the kibbles from eggs that are going to be significantly downgraded? 

     

    Great way to ruin my Tuesday WC! How about some better details and warning? How about some beta servers for console? 

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    1 hour ago, SaraVieira said:

    When u guys decide to change the food consumption on baby gachas? They eat a lot.

    Throw stone on the ground in front ofthe babies, they ignore weight to pick it up. Feed them stone only and keep baby gachas far away from owl pellets, it seems to increase their consumption. 

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    4 hours ago, Austria said:

    Anyone know the Resources that we need for the new Kibble? Fiber mejo?

    No one knows for sure because they officially released them, apparently (or maybe) replacing the old kibble without even posting ehat the new recipes are? Last I heard the beta was still going. Now, I find out the beta is over and here comes theupdate at the same time. 

     

    Had a really good couple of weeks on Ark, now could be the worst ever. 

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    what do you guys think about a 2x recipe that you can feed your dinos that last 5mins or 10 mins? 

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    Can I still make the old recipes? Some word on this please! What are the new recipes? 

     

    Just realized my mantis eggs won’t work for elementals, to add insult to not being able to use allo kib for griffin. 

     

    Is this Bethesda?

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    6 minutes ago, ArkP1 said:

    Can I still make the old recipes? Some word on this please! What are the new recipes? 

     

    Just realized my mantis eggs won’t work for elementals, to add insult to not being able to use allo kib for griffin. 

     

    Is this Bethesda?

    They had a beta up for 5 weeks. You could have participated in the kibble changes if you are on PC. They did a great job about listening to feedback on S+ and kibble.

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    Mana nerfed again?! And by so much?! Why render it uselss?! It is barely a few months since you added the new creatures.

    And don't come with the PvP argument. It's a toxic game there anyways.

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    “Fixed exploit regarding platform saddle”

    is this where a quetzal bypasses all defences by covering with hatchframes or the getting into the mesh on a chair one? 

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    First off, thank you for all of your hardwork. I'm very excited to get my hands on S+! I have a question. If a dino wanted, for example, basic kibble, and I gave them exceptional, would that still be 100% effective? 

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    17 minutes ago, Caerbannog said:

    They had a beta up for 5 weeks. You could have participated in the kibble changes if you are on PC. They did a great job about listening to feedback on S+ and kibble.

    Glad they did so much for PC. Of course console got nothing, and no word on the final recipes. We still don’t know 100% what they are or if they actually work until someone gets the update and tries them. 

     

    Would have been nice to have a week to prepare and more details. Instead I may have just got the shaft because I missed one day, and can’t get on before the update to save my eggs from the massive downgrade. For all anyone really knew, we were weeks out before console got the updates. 

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    Wow, what's the surprise update! Hope something goods goes to mobile soon as I'm playing mobile few months already as no time to play on PC. 

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    Does that mean I can get rid of a lot of dinos now? The lag and amount of food they need is annoying.

     

    I hope with S+ lets us build walls into the ground. So ugly when you build walls down from a ceiling and can't close the gap.

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    1 hour ago, ArkP1 said:

    Do you have a more reliable source? The wiki varies on accuracy. 

     

    Are you aware of official info from WC? Otherwise, I’m not interested. 

    I've tested all of the recipes and I can tell you they are correct, unless they were changed last minute. Just because I'm not part of wildcard doesn't mean I didn't input the right values.

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    Just now, AdligerAdler said:

    Does that mean I can get rid of a lot of dinos now? The lag and amount of food they need is annoying.

     

    I hope with S+ lets us build walls into the ground. So ugly when you build walls down from a ceiling and can't close the gap.

    DisableStructureColission and also yes, tons of dinos are a bit unnecessary now since you only need one type for each type of kibble respectively.

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    20 minutes ago, Geonosis said:

    First off, thank you for all of your hardwork. I'm very excited to get my hands on S+! I have a question. If a dino wanted, for example, basic kibble, and I gave them exceptional, would that still be 100% effective? 

    No, it doesn't exactly work that way. They like their own kibble, not their own kibble and up.

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