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  • Community Crunch 174: Introducing... Classic PvP!

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

    Introducing... Classic PvP Game Mode!

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    Classic PvP is a new competitive player experience for PC players which focuses on the PvP experience from the days of old. This new game mode will be available specifically on our PC PvP network on April 2nd. 

    The Classic PvP servers are a Snail Games initiative to shake up the current PvP meta. To kickstart this initiative, our existing Conquest servers will be repurposed for isolated Classic PvP clusters. Increased rates on these Classic PvP servers will allow tribes to get established fast, and rebuild after potential losses in the event that everything is lost.

    We are aware that over time content and creatures added to ARK have heavily changed the previous PvP meta, and there are many players who miss that experience. Some of the best battles came from those early PvP days!  Because of this, we will be looking to make more changes over the coming months that are tailored for PvP gameplay, including prioritizing inactive servers on the Official PvP Server Network to support this new mode.

    Classic PvP Breakdown:

    • Experience gain, taming, gathering, breeding, hatching, and raising rates have been doubled compared to our standard Official Servers (2x)
    • Tribes are set to 25 players max
    • Tribe alliances are disabled, though informal alliances are allowed
    • Servers have a maximum player count of 100
    • There will be 4 servers on each cluster, for a total of >25 Classic clusters
    • Each cluster will consist of The Island, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, and The Center
    • Server transfers are only enabled between the 4 servers on each cluster
    • Classic PvP servers are unaffected by Evolution Events
    • Tek dinos (Tek Parasaur, Tek Quetzal, Tek Rex, Tek Raptor, Tek Stego), Giga, Paracer, Quetzal, Tapejara, and the Titanosaur are not available for taming on Classic PvP
    • All Aberration and Extinction content is unavailable on Classic PvP
    • Scaling of weapon damage has been reduced
    • No TEK Engrams

    We have always been interested in the competitive aspect of ARK and are looking to try fun and exciting things to bring back the best memories of ARK in its early PvP days. As we introduce this new seasonal Classic PvP mode, we'll be looking for your valuable input throughout the duration. As these servers exist to shake up the PvP playstyle, it's possible that they may undergo change and seasonal wipes as the mode matures and we take in more feedback.

    Server Removal:
    In order to expand the Classic PvP network, we will be removing some of the inactive PvP servers from our PC network on April 2nd. The Isolated-Ragnarok and Hardcore servers now have one-way transfers enabled so that you can transfer off of your server and preserve your progress if you wish to do so. Please be aware that if you do not move to another server before the April 2nd deadline, you will lose your character, items, and creatures. Below is a list of servers that are up for removal. 

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    We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing your adventures on the new Classic PvP game mode servers!

    Mod Community Updates!

    Don't forget that April 5th is the last day to submit applications for the sponsorship program for this selection period. Please be sure to get those in!

    Continuing on from last week, the latest episode of Wildcard Workshop takes our targeting list and puts in the implementation to actually direct our sentry creatures to attack specific targets.

    Happy Modding!

    Creator Feature - Jaime Gago!

    Jaime Gago is an incredibly talented illustrator who has been making artwork featured around ARK for quite some time. You may have seen his art featured on our Instagram account or over on our Reddit page. His style is whimsical and watercolor, with the ability to capture the grandeur of the ARK and the personality of every creature he paints. Check out just a few of his ARKworks below!

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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 29th of March at 1 PM EST until Monday the 1st of April 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:

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    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
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    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

    Edited by Jen


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    I hope officials to open up more primitive servers, like primitivepvpofficialserver455. I have play  primitive servers 42 for 1000 hours. I like this model very much. But only two of the servers are left. So not many people continue to play the server. But if  reopened primitive servers, I believe a lot of people will come back and start again. Hope to adopt!Thanks!

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    Should add cryos and stations though at lets say lvl 100 to be able to craft it on any server it reduces server lag!

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    So you are destroying countless hours of gameplay to add something that is a fraction of your game and I would argue a complete waste of time. One tribe rules 4 servers where no one can build up because they have god rexes compared to everyone else. Amazing decision (insert sarcasm here).

     

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    95.5hrs on Conquest in the last 2 weeks. i have almost increased my time played by 10% through that... maybe if you made it easier for people to find tribes and people to play with your game would be more successful. Oh and meshing... let's not even get started on that.

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    Was hoping for an announcement that there was goin to be a fix for the poor server performances. 

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    1 week notice before shutting down all the conquest servers? like really? what autistic person designed classic pvp and thought it would be a good idea to screw over thousands of players? i actually cannot believe this company, 4 server clusters? enjoy that dead game mode. 

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    9 hours ago, Jen said:

    Tek dinos (Tek Parasaur, Tek Quetzal, Tek Rex, Tek Raptor, Tek Stego), Giga, Paracer, Quetzal, Tapejara, and the Titanosaur are not available on Classic PvP

    Are they available in the wild but not tameable? Asking mainly because if there is no Gigas in the wild, then the tribute for the Dragon will need to be adjusted accordingly.

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    im really disappointed that more new content is being launched despite all the bugs and server issues in the current game...cant you guys fix all the current issues in the game and get a more stable game running then just adding more content into the game...this is one of my favourite games been playing it for 2years now and im about done with this game.

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    Please do not repurpose conquest for this. It will kill part of the game.....

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    "our existing Conquest servers will be repurposed for isolated Classic PvP clusters"

    Is that an April's fool joke?

    I have bought the game to play conquest pushed time in it and I do enjoiy it a lot as it is even with it's flows. 
    I'm not in to losing my job and social life on a *1 20$ game version of my 60$ game.
    I could go small tribes if you push this braindead idea, to get meshed 3 times a week, excited...

    Player base: This game can't get any worse
    Ark devs: Hold my beer...

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    25 minutes ago, Shounhi said:

    "our existing Conquest servers will be repurposed for isolated Classic PvP clusters"

    Is that an April's fool joke?

    I have bought the game to play conquest pushed time in it and I do enjoiy it a lot as it is even with it's flows. 
    I'm not in to losing my job and social life on a *1 20$ game version of my 60$ game.
    I could go small tribes if you push this braindead idea, to get meshed 3 times a week, excited...

    Player base: This game can't get any worse
    Ark devs: Hold my beer...

    Ark devs: Hold my beer... introducing the tek dodo!

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    Instead of removing the Conquest servers, you could have connected them to the OFFICIAL PVP Cluster. Destroying the playtime for thousands of players in one go ... well, what did we expect from WC after Atlas has been launched? ...

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    Cant you remove titans from the other servers then extinction or at least set the redownload timer to 1 week or 2 ? Why improve PVP on your current official servers by 10000%

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    This can only be a joke. I mean WC and especially Snail Games have made some truly bad decisions for the ARK community, but this would top it all. You kill a huge (and still active) community on 6 days notice to introduce a new system, that has not been tested, is based on wishful thinking about the PvP from the 'good old days', and with isolated 4 server clusters? WHAT? Judging from how official PVP servers develope in ARK, what do you think will happen with an isolated 4 server cluster? A megatribe faction (or set of allied tribes) will claim 1-2 servers (maybe all at once, with a 25 man tribe on each lol), establish themselves within a week, wipe everybody else off the cluster in no time and essentially lock the cluster down for good. Four servers are EASY to control, especially if no one else can attack from the outside. As always with new servers, the PvP in the beginning will be epic, and this is when people will start praising the new system, that its the most fun they had in a while etc etc. The thing is, on isolated 4 server clusteres, that fun will NOT last long, and despite a small fraction of the players who will end up controlling the clusters, most players will be wiped off for good VERY soon (i expect within 1-2 weeks MAX). And what then? Start over on another cluster where you are already behind and which is already controlled? Go regular official and not be able to do anything, just waiting to be eradicated by an existing mega or gobbled up by them? Small tribes and give up on playing with 19 of the 25 players you started out with? It sounds like quite a bit of QQ, but I'm sure it's justified at this point.

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    5 hours ago, Tjnettie19 said:

    Fix the island servers there is more lag then usual and getting kicked all the time 

     

    5 hours ago, reznoc said:

    So you've invested 4-5 months into breeding and building lines into conquest.

    Then you get a 1 week head's up that all the content you've been working on is going poof?

     

     

    5 hours ago, Smug said:

    I can't believe you guys are just deleting conquest servers, that is so messed up

     

    5 hours ago, thelight said:

    I hope this is a extremely stupid april fools joke.

     

    No vote, no consideration of the conquest community. just a massive raptor you to everyone

     

    5 hours ago, DemonicAngel said:

    Community: We want duo servers as a new game mode

    WIldcard: Its on our radar

    Wildcard: Lets get rid of conquest for no reason and have a cluster that is the same without aberration or extinction. Not to mention giga, tape, quetz, paracer and titanosaur, dinos from those "great wars" aren't allowed.  Community will love it

    Community: (disappointment)Why  are you removing conquest servers? 

    Nah but real talk, lets give it up for the gamemode nobody asked for. Rip Conquest, sorry to all who played it and put time  into lines, honestly they should've just disabled alliances on conquest and that' s it.  

    The past is the past, just fix the current game and PvP will improve massively. 

     

     

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    Just keep server transfers open on all cluster guys. If you cant do that, at least have transfers to 4 clusters. Transfers really does make the game fun and gives players opportunities to get resources if one place is blocked off.  I can see 4 tribes ruling everyone else and staying on top and there will be no hope for anyone else.

     

    Classic PVP means you give us back :

    Flyer speed

    C4/Geni/Turrets on flyers

    No turret cap

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    If you have a base on one of the servers that is being decomissioned, what is the logistics of moving off of it? It says one time transfer so am i able to upload our 300-400 dinos and 15-20 vaults worth of items at once and have us all transfer off and download at a new server? Or is there limits on what you can take?

    First time doing this and I want to make sure I know what I am dealing with, I do not want to lose almost a year of play time.

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    The meta is meshing you useless c**ts, stop making new game modes for one platform when the game is broken. 

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    This sucks for the grinders, but they did always say that these were experimental types of servers.

    I was really hoping they would make the rates like SotF! That would be interesting.

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    21 minutes ago, Kroxx said:

    If you have a base on one of the servers that is being decomissioned, what is the logistics of moving off of it? It says one time transfer so am i able to upload our 300-400 dinos and 15-20 vaults worth of items at once and have us all transfer off and download at a new server? Or is there limits on what you can take?

    First time doing this and I want to make sure I know what I am dealing with, I do not want to lose almost a year of play time.

    According to that well made post....nop hard wipe and fresh start.
    Have fun with the new 20$ game you bought for 60$

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    7 hours ago, LankyKun said:

    meio triste é apenas um mod estranho esperançosamente é apenas um passo para algo mais carnudo

    concordo. 

    Adoro a franquia e tenho certeza que atualizações e eventos a cada 3 meses mantera a franquia VIVA.

    com animais e novos mapas esse jogo sempre vai estar girando. Pensem em novos desafios novas cavernas. 

    Um correio físico que o próprio jogador pode instalar em sua base para receber mensagens.

    um mercado oficial dentro do server para que posamos negociar.

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