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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:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
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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

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    A conplet wipe wth are yous thinking are you trying to kill the game no one wants to be restricted to what they can do. My teib has worked so hard to get to where they are today so you can come along and conpletly wipe everythingwe worked for. Here is an idea  how about make a new cluster  of servers and leave conquest out of it so thos who have spent all there time making a good base and tribe for others to injoy playing. What your about to do is stupid and mean in so many ways........

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    Has there ever been a thought on giving every creature in the game a sleep and rest animation like the megalosaurus so when you get back to your base you can put them to sleep and it will cause them to heal faster but not take up as much food just saying I think it would be an awesome feature to the game 

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    I sense a poorly planned april fools joke.     of course, people do say i'm an optimist.

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    First off wiping Conq is pretty dumb imo, but thats par for ARK.  However, for the love of everything that is Holy, DONT MAKE IT A 4 SERVER CLUSTER!!!  How are you guys so dense to not see that you will have 25 alliances dominate the 25 cluster, then they will complain there is not PvP.  OR keep the small cluster and cap tribes at 6 man.  Will still have alliances, however it would be harder to organize (not a great option, but better than what you have come up with).

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    Make it all one big cluster, allow cryopods since we won’t have racers to tank and brontos are giant and allow quetzals but if anything disable there platform saddle and make Tek more expensive to craft with 

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    One of the only servers people wanted to play are being turned in to an isolation server? If people wanted isolation servers they would play there own dedicated server. But we just get conquest takin out because they think it’s what the people want but what the people really want is to be able to keep all there stuff from the past 6 months of grinding and raising

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    Honestly they have an ok idea, until they say "4 server cluster".  You are taking the Conq PvP away and replacing it with a bunch of little crossarks.  The entire player base from Conq that loved the style and rates, literally have nothing to go to.

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    Thank you so much for adding classic pvp servers. A LOT of us established official pvp players deeply miss the old days. My only suggestions would be make it 2 month long seasons. Isolated servers get locked down pretty fast onxe someone becomes alpha. Regular wipes would keep the gameplay dynamic. Also rem ove the tribe and alliances limit. It only exists as an annoyance, and not a real limit to big tribes.

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    After over 3500+ hours in this game I uninstalled it last night. After reading this update I am glad I made that decision as Wildcard demonstrates time and time again that they are completely clueless to the needs and wants of their own player base. WHY WOULD YOU RELEASE "CLASSIC PVP" WHEN YOU STILL HAVEN'T FIXED MESHING!?!?!?! What a dumbass update. I am through with this pathetic game studio! You will never get another minute or cent from me! 

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    While i don't particularly care what sort of new modes you add to your official servers to please those that play there, please don't make any pvp inspired changes that affect pve unofficials. I have to work alot and don't have the time right now to undo whatever changes you do through mod writing atm.  Keep in kind that despite the leaning of your team, the majority of your players are pve-ers.

    Also remember to do things you guys find fun too. :)

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    All you kids complaining about un-nerfing fliers are pathetic, "let's turn pvp back into 200% speed pteras like less buggy manas

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    9 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?

     

     

    2 hours 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.

     

    One week notice seriously to transfer items/charactors - to where? Besides logistics for those that have started on their servers when they opened 1 week notice - has to be a bad joke

    Also no mention of save files being made available. What's Up with that?

    258.9 hours past 2 weeks / 18,812 hrs on record

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    1. The sun still washes out the screen.

    2. The chatbox is still covered up by the pop up keyboard on console.

    3. The kibble rework is still out of balance (and chili and chowder just make the recipes REDUNDANT)

    4. Players continually disconnect.

    5. Extinction servers are still lagging constantly (oh yeah, and all other servers).

    6. Gigantapithicus isn’t gathering fiber on wander. 

    7. Characters are still getting deleted when players attempt to ascend (or at least there is no mention of it being fixed).

    8. No one was asking for “classic” servers and no one wanted their server wiped and replaced by them.

    9. The Managarmr nerf makes them basically useless. At least reduce the stamina drain to compensate for how weak they are now.

     

     

     

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    I play conquest since beginning and if u wipe it me and tons of player gonna quit. Atleast give us 3 months to prepare for wipe or so. 1 week is a joke. Conquest is still active an has alot of wars we spend alot of time here we dont deserve this. When u dont want loose us as player u think about it. U can add new servers without wipe conquest

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    51 minutes ago, ArkP1 said:

    1. The sun still washes out the screen.

    2. The chatbox is still covered up by the pop up keyboard on console.

    3. The kibble rework is still out of balance (and chili and chowder just make the recipes REDUNDANT)

    4. Players continually disconnect.

    5. Extinction servers are still lagging constantly (oh yeah, and all other servers).

    6. Gigantapithicus isn’t gathering fiber on wander. 

    7. Characters are still getting deleted when players attempt to ascend (or at least there is no mention of it being fixed).

    8. No one was asking for “classic” servers and no one wanted their server wiped and replaced by them.

    9. The Managarmr nerf makes them basically useless. At least reduce the stamina drain to compensate for how weak they are now.

     

     

     

    DILO mangarm win every 1v1 u ever play pvp ??????? They should nerf stamina regain..

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    why would you take away 2 dlc's that people payed for on conquest? That's like stealing money. i don't like this change. ffs

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    13 hours ago, TNTKiller2001 said:

    You ask for some PVP that isnt broken cause of manas and WC delivers and still complain.

    And to those still talking about the flyer nerf, the whole purpose of that was to stop being "ARK Flyer Evolved" and you still havent had enough time to adapt to it?

    A great part of this game community is A BUNCH OF CRYING BITCHES at this point. You complain for everything even if its a thing that helps the players.

    That should be a great motivational support for the devs to continue development 😒

     

    Not by any means im defending the devs cause the this game rly is fking broken in some ways f.e. it took me around 7 reapers to get impregnated, one even grabbed the air. 

    Also why was HOD banned? Cause he showed the broken part of your game? How many ppl mesh in official and get away with it. The devs should fix the game and not banning the wrong ppl, rly pay attention to your own servers WC ffs

    You forgot to mention meshing......2 years of "bitching" about it is TOTALLY JUSTIFIED! This game is broken and they are just releasing new game modes on top of the brokenness! Wildcard knows how to do one thing right......FAIL! How are those Atlass numbers? hahaha fools!

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    @Jen conquest servers are getting meshed the hell out of because people think the conquest servers are going to be gone next week, if this is an aprils fools joke you may want to clarify it now before you lose your entire conquest player base to being meshed by idiots.

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    1 hour ago, Cyberrick said:

    DILO mangarm win every 1v1 u ever play pvp ??????? They should nerf stamina regain..

    I have no idea what you are trying to say.

     

    Yes, I play PvP.

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    22 minutes ago, Limey said:

    @Jen conquest servers are getting meshed the hell out of because people think the conquest servers are going to be gone next week, if this is an aprils fools joke you may want to clarify it now before you lose your entire conquest player base to being meshed by idiots.

    wrong

     

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