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    Community Crunch 173: What's Happening & Artist Feature!

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

    What's Happening On The ARK!

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    We're currently busy hammering away on our bug list so there is not much new information to share with you all this week. We have been very invigorated to see all of the feedback and creations from survivors since the big Homestead patch! We are continuing to take your feedback into consideration regarding upcoming balance change as well as your bug reports, especially those related to the structure and kibble changes.

    Since the last Crunch we have:

    • Fixed hitching and stalling problem introduced in our recent major update.
    • Upgraded our servers here on SurviveTheARK.com in order to get our forums running at top notch.
    • Quickly patched a major exploit.

    You'll hear more details in the near future regarding the status of upcoming changes as we work through our task list.

    Creator Feature - IsisMasshiro!

    We're expanding our Feature of the Week to include a featured artist rather than just a single piece of work. This week we're featuring IsisMasshiro who's comic-style ARKworks never fail to make us smile. Can you relate to any of these ARK moments?

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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 22nd of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 25th 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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    An Ark animated series... why are we not funding this ?!

    Speaking of funding : since videogame development is budgeted months or even years in advance, how come you guys are completely unable to NOT keep us in the dark regarding the future of the game ? If you're working on DLC, or content of any kind, supposedly things are pretty much set in stone, right ? Don't give us a timeframe, we know how bad you're at that part, but at least tell us what's in the (wild)cards instead of giving us evasive hints. Asking for a TLC pass 3 friend.

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    The E on my keyboard is losing  its color, any update on fixing the lag and freezing?

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    Keep the bug fixes coming, thanks in advance! you guys should do a trello board for bugs :D

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    Don't add anything to the game. Ever again. If anything, remove stuff. There's still day one bugs.....

    Can't play Scorched on regular xbox since pre-extinction update. Can't play extinction. Crash every 15-30 min.

    FIX IT.

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    @JenHow about a spot where you guys let us know what bugs you are working on?  The recognized submitted bugs section on the forum seems to be a joke as aside from the Beta stuff there is only one post recognized as a bug.

    Its annoying for those of us who have submitted legit bugs to not know of any progress or any sort of priority list.  Don't even care about timelines, just some sort of acknowledgement they they are on some list to be worked.  I think that is what we all thought this was supposed to be https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/forum/21105-currently-recognized-submitted-bugs/.

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    Love the arkwork it's amazing. Keep working on the fixes we all appreciate what your doing! Just wish there was some DLC coming for the switch *hint hint*

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    There's always talk about fixing the bug problem, but really I don't see any improvement. And really Jen you need to work harder on your games, and stop changing the stuff Ark fans like. It's not just what you want. Also btw FIX THE DAMN GLITCHES, especially the water one on two player mode. And the host barrier, the grass, the Alpha dino's appetite should make more sense too. Yesterday I stepped into the radiation area and the host barrier messed me up, and I lost my featherlight. The host barrier kept showing up when I was right next to the first Player. 

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    It's nice to see IsisMasshiro's art here! I've always enjoyed their content on DeviantArt, and it's wonderful to see it recognized by WC!

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    Great job with everything, I recently saw that you acknowledged the polls for the 2 man official servers, it would be very promising if you could give us a timescale, as what you said was extremely vague 🙏🙏

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    My megalos still want trike, glowtail, drake, stego's etc egg kibble to imprint. Its not a bug... its BUG!

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    Hey @Jen great work so far! I understand it isnt always easy when you release a major update, and everyone keeps bashing at you guys. 

    PS: maybe i missed it, but will dedi tek storage be obtainable on ragnarok eventually? 

    Thanks.

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    So old kibble no longer works? Just tried to tame an Argie with Stego Kibble and 0.5% per kibble and taming bonus dropped 15% each kibble? 

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    1 hour ago, Cowl said:

    So old kibble no longer works? Just tried to tame an Argie with Stego Kibble and 0.5% per kibble and taming bonus dropped 15% each kibble? 

    They’ve ruined the progressive kibble system. Basically, in order to kibble tame a creature, you first have to long tame the same creature (or one from its kibble type) and then make cannibal kibble. It is fairly convenient for large established tribes that already have a lot of eggs, but starting players no longer have a progressive scale.

     

    Supposedly, this was an attempt to reduce the number of tamed dinos needed, but really it just means you’ll need to tame extra dinos of a different type. Given the dodo laying rates, for instance, instead of 2 or 3 dodos to get eggs for a ptera, you will need to long tame around 5 or 6 pteras or just wait a lot longer. 

     

    Apparently, a new team came in and without understanding the existing system they decided to “reinvent the wheel” because squares are ‘better.’ Now, instead of taming a lesser dino to progress toward the more powerful dinos, you are just supposed to run along the beach, pick up bronto eggs, make chili and go straight to taming a giga. From there, you can work your way backwards to the least desirable dinos. 

     

    Eventually, you can go to Ragnarok or BUY a DLC and get wyvern eggs to tame a a Griffin to get... wyvern eggs. It doesn’t make sense, but why improve the game when you can break it and add more bugs?

     

     

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    sistema de ração esta otimo. Por favor se informe melhor!!!

    Esta tudo mais simples e facil,.

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    3 hours ago, Cowl said:

    So old kibble no longer works? Just tried to tame an Argie with Stego Kibble and 0.5% per kibble and taming bonus dropped 15% each kibble? 

    If I understand it correctly old kibble still works but does not tame what it used to. The stego kibble will still work to my knowledge and acts as Regular kibble as that is the category stego egg now resides in. It should tame anything prefared by regular kibble and so will not work on argys. 

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    1 hour ago, ArkP1 said:

    They’ve ruined the progressive kibble system. Basically, in order to kibble tame a creature, you first have to long tame the same creature (or one from its kibble type) and then make cannibal kibble. It is fairly convenient for large established tribes that already have a lot of eggs, but starting players no longer have a progressive scale.

     

    Supposedly, this was an attempt to reduce the number of tamed dinos needed, but really it just means you’ll need to tame extra dinos of a different type. Given the dodo laying rates, for instance, instead of 2 or 3 dodos to get eggs for a ptera, you will need to long tame around 5 or 6 pteras or just wait a lot longer. 

     

    Apparently, a new team came in and without understanding the existing system they decided to “reinvent the wheel” because squares are ‘better.’ Now, instead of taming a lesser dino to progress toward the more powerful dinos, you are just supposed to run along the beach, pick up bronto eggs, make chili and go straight to taming a giga. From there, you can work your way backwards to the least desirable dinos. 

     

    Eventually, you can go to Ragnarok or BUY a DLC and get wyvern eggs to tame a a Griffin to get... wyvern eggs. It doesn’t make sense, but why improve the game when you can break it and add more bugs?

     

     

    I mean I mutton tamed our first giga anyway, so really not sure what the difference is...

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    5 minutes ago, Caerbannog said:

    I mean I mutton tamed our first giga anyway, so really not sure what the difference is...

    The difference is that it’s now easier to kibble tame a giga than it is to find an ovis on the island. I’ve never bothered to tame a bronto for eggs because the beaches are usually filled with them. That made sense when it was for a sabertooth, but now you’re better off STARTING with a giga, as opposed to it being more of an endgame tame. The difference is pretty significant when it’s easier to get and make the kibble for a giga than most other tames. The only thing hard about the exceptional kibble is the complete game-killing boredom of standing at a cooking pot making chili for hours.

     

    Not to mention, Griffins are just base decorations because if you have access to wyvern eggs to obtain eggs for kibble, you don’t need a Griffin. I’m still scratching my head to figure out how we are going to get wyvern eggs once we get to Ragnarok, because we spent a lot of time taming allos to get kibble, to get Griffins, so we could get wyvern eggs. Now everything is completely backwards, so yeah, I’d say it’s a pretty big “difference.” I’d say the powers that be really screwed the pooch. 

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    Thank you so much for giving credit to the artist! Isis did an amazing job on the comics for Noice Servers and I am beyond elated that their art is on display! 

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    6 hours ago, FooManCho said:

    Great job with everything, I recently saw that you acknowledged the polls for the 2 man official servers, it would be very promising if you could give us a timescale, as what you said was extremely vague 🙏🙏

    where did you see this at? I heard something about it but couldn’t find it

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    You guys plan on ever fixing the console glitch that deletes characters when a player beats Overseer, Rockwell and King Titan?

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    1 hour ago, ArkP1 said:

    The difference is that it’s now easier to kibble tame a giga than it is to find an ovis on the island. I’ve never bothered to tame a bronto for eggs because the beaches are usually filled with them. That made sense when it was for a sabertooth, but now you’re better off STARTING with a giga, as opposed to it being more of an endgame tame. The difference is pretty significant when it’s easier to get and make the kibble for a giga than most other tames. The only thing hard about the exceptional kibble is the complete game-killing boredom of standing at a cooking pot making chili for hours.

     

    Not to mention, Griffins are just base decorations because if you have access to wyvern eggs to obtain eggs for kibble, you don’t need a Griffin. I’m still scratching my head to figure out how we are going to get wyvern eggs once we get to Ragnarok, because we spent a lot of time taming allos to get kibble, to get Griffins, so we could get wyvern eggs. Now everything is completely backwards, so yeah, I’d say it’s a pretty big “difference.” I’d say the powers that be really screwed the pooch. 

    Or just tame some hespornis, no wyverns required. Or mutton tame them. Kibble isn’t required to get a griffin that is good enough to get eggs easy. 

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    1 hour ago, ArkP1 said:

    The difference is that it’s now easier to kibble tame a giga than it is to find an ovis on the island. I’ve never bothered to tame a bronto for eggs because the beaches are usually filled with them. That made sense when it was for a sabertooth, but now you’re better off STARTING with a giga, as opposed to it being more of an endgame tame. The difference is pretty significant when it’s easier to get and make the kibble for a giga than most other tames. The only thing hard about the exceptional kibble is the complete game-killing boredom of standing at a cooking pot making chili for hours.

     

    Not to mention, Griffins are just base decorations because if you have access to wyvern eggs to obtain eggs for kibble, you don’t need a Griffin. I’m still scratching my head to figure out how we are going to get wyvern eggs once we get to Ragnarok, because we spent a lot of time taming allos to get kibble, to get Griffins, so we could get wyvern eggs. Now everything is completely backwards, so yeah, I’d say it’s a pretty big “difference.” I’d say the powers that be really screwed the pooch. 

    You can use a mana to get wyvern eggs. If you dont have mana, just kill all the wild wyverns with a giga. Or if you dont even have a giga, use a turret on ground,,

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    2 minutes ago, Lucian said:

    Or just tame some hespornis, no wyverns required. Or mutton tame them. Kibble isn’t required to get a griffin that is good enough to get eggs easy. 

    I’ve used hesperornis. You’re better off getting wyvern eggs on foot. At least there is some excitement and it can be quicker. After several hours over 3 or 4 days of using a hesperornis, I have 6 kibble. That’s only because we are fortunate enough to have a base next to a fishable location. A lot of players on the island can’t just carry around a refrigerator or cooking pot plus all the ingredients to make golden egg kibble, and it decays in 30 minutes and DOES NOT stack, so after about 20 minutes to get one, you have to rush back to your base and make the ONE kibble. Also, unlike anything else in the game, you can’t multitask when using hesperornis; you need to be there whistling attacks and regularly checking for that one golden egg it MIGHT lay. It made sense when it was a onetime thing to get a yuty, but now several dinos are lumped into the horrible method. 

     

    I don’t even know anyone that has kibble tamed a yuty. Everyone I’ve asked just mutton tamed and then bred them for higher stats. In my early days I went server hopping to try and buy kentro/golden egg kibble and just got laughter. It was cheaper and easier to just buy a yuty from someone... but if that’s going to be the case, why not just end kibble completely and leave players to long tame or buy dinos from established tribes? That’s basically what it’s becoming anyway. Players that want to actually play through the game like our tribe are less and less every day. Now it’s all, “anyone selling dinos?”

    ...and sure, we can mutton tame a Griffin, but then what is the point of having a kibble for it at all? I mean, if we mutton tame a Griffin, which takes an HOUR and 30 minutes longer, for over 20 FEWER levels and then get a wyvern, we don’t need a Griffin at all after that because we would just use a wyvern. All the new system has done is make things take longer and give less reward. It’s like Bethesda is running things now.

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