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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
    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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    People from all platforms expect some sort of news and info....

    What bug fixes r being worked on?

    Will maps get adjusted so building behind mesh is reduced?

    Will console and handheld get more preformance improvement?

    You said you would show more statistics from servers. The amount of interaction and info is just terrible.  Show that game companies can get this right

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    People have built up bloodlines for months to see them be gone in 6 days notice give a month or two so we can prepare wars and stuff like that

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    Community managers need to be removed or step down as they clearly are not representing what the player base wants. In addition to not responding to any of the concerns and questions being made on their post. Sad!

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    Take a page out of other gaming studios books and start polling potential update ideas with the player base. One vote per copy of Ark. 75-80%+ approval to pass. Then you won’t waste so much time on updates that 90% of players don’t want.

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    Ok yeah these classic servers are cool but we can all agree that duo/trio servers would be way better. Make them 4x xp taming and gather and 3x breeding. But please if you do add duo server put them on Xbox at the same time as PC. As an Xbox player it feels like we are being ignored and missing out on all the fun new servers

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    Right whoever came up with this idea is completely and utterly stupid there is still a massiv conquest community out there and know you are destroying everything for them people who have invested thousands of hours in 6 days are you kidding me and know you replace the with servervs that will be ruled by 1 aplha tribe with having no chance to build up on are you kidding me? Removing the Quetzal and abberation what has abberation ever done cant even farm metal anymore what the hell the oly wy is with argi and anki this is ridcolous if this this isent a joke you are straight up stupid

     

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    Please add some more Dinosaurs. We love all the good that your team is accomplishing but we need some new creatures to spice things up. 

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    yeah wildcard team remove conquest (6 months active), and lose may playes that play there, conquest is very active omg. Later ask why your game is dead.

     

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    Just stop this foolishness and work on SOTF ! It'll be more popular anyways , and you know it ! That's classic pvp if I have ever seen it..... get a clue!

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    Wildcard please bring back THE GOOD OLD DAYS  without flyer nerf and all those nerfs that made the game a bit boring. Bring us back that good old islanc clasic map with all the fun glitches and tactics you were able to do like bomber quetz and underminer basi. If this will be made properly it will be the best way to get the old players back. 

     

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    16 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?

     

    Make that 3day, my tribe is in the same boat

     

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    19 minutes ago, Erikve said:

    Make that 3day, my tribe is in the same boat

     

    It's just a big middle finger to all the conquest players, a classic move from Wildcard, a lot of people enjoyed it since it was large scaled PVP except mega tribes weren't as big of a problem. People suggested Duo servers, one week later we get "classic" pvp servers, except wait! griffins are still in this?!? It's good they're disallowing Extinction content but seriously?! Why are GRIFFINS allowed on these servers if it's supposed to bring back the days of ARK in late 2016???
    Other problems such as screen flickering with the most recent update to Ark on Steam has also failed to have been acknowledged, not to mention the internet rising up in absolute REVOLT about HOD Gaming's newest video of how he had been globally banned for exposing unintended PVP glitches. This is the kind of stuff you guys need to work on!! We want a QUALITY GAME, not new servers, we want more balanced PvP! We want bugs such as the screen flickering, bugs such as meshing, and other various bugs to be fixed, we also want the game to be optimized much better, you're using UNREAL ENGINE 4 for God's sake! Yet the devs refuse to update to the newest engine by lying through their teeth, saying the version ARK uses is "highly customized" Well, Epic threw them under the bus recently when they announced UE4 can easily be updated due to it's design, and any customization made to the engine can be back-ported to the latest version with ease. It's been almost 2 years since full release, and so many bugs affect the game, and the optimization is still sub-par at best. Please, do something, Wildcard. We've stuck with you for a long time, some players like me have stuck around since day one, but I am really just DYING to see Ark become an actual, well polished game with good optimization, much less bugs, and way better balancing for pvp. And by balance, I don't mean nerfing stuff into the dirt to where nobody will want to use it. Polishing the game would make it way more appealing to everyone, it'd make it WAY more fun. Good question to all reading this, What do you really think goes on in WC's main studio, especially judging the fact that a lot of glitches pass through WC's Q/A continuously every single update.

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    game is unplayable ..lag/crashing is so bad nobody can play whats the point of x2  anything??? still = 0 RN

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    Seriously? Everyone wants 2 man servers and you come up with this garbage. Good job

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    I want to start off by saying you are truly making a impulsive bad decision, I do think it’s going to affect your company Snail Gayemes negatively, you may want to think this over but I don’t think you will, because you are listening to some pve idiots in your dev team and listening to the tears of idiots in our ark community that truly don’t matter because they haven’t ever progressed past stone for a reason, you have done it again you have lost another player. 

    - Sincerely AH, 

    #RIP Conquest 2019

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    Wildcard or snailgames who ever this decision now make. When u really take down on 2april the conquest servers u lose a tons of players for sure and most of them dont want even touch the classic servers how they are. So ply rethink and change your mind and leavy the conquest servers alone pls.

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    Bueno, sé que estas son mis últimos días jugando Arca, si esta es una despedida. El motivo es el lanzamiento de estos servidores.

    • Lanzar más servidores, debido a que tribus alfas ya tienen todas las buenas locaciones.
    • Aumentar el farmeo, tameo, y crecimiento a un X4.
    • Eliminar el tameo de titanes y titanosaurios incluyendo atraerlos para atacar.
    • Colocar una protección a las tribus que están fuera de línea o no tienen suficiente gente para defender. En este punto es reprochable como jugadores vienen a atacar en full madrugada, citando en un ejemplo el 24 de diciembre vinieron a mi base a las 4 pm y solo estaba mi hermano menor en el linaje y los ahuyentamos y tenemos que reconstruir pero era un grupo de unos 5 miembros luego voy a dormir a la 1 am y como trabajo en el medio día en feriados a las 11 am y sabemos que ya no había base, destruido todo es pasable matar a los animales pero destruir hasta el último momento es innecesario por este motivo perdí a 6 miembros de mi tribu quedando solo 4. Luego me uno a una tribu que ya has dejado de jugar todo iba bien habíamos resistido un raideo,protegido 1 de los 2 teletransportadores que teníamos en el exterior, pero no hubo 2 días que no tuviéramos Internet así que la tribu Deathwatch aprovecho y atacó el teleport. Posteriormente, con el segundo teletransportador volveremos a perder la línea y cuando no tengamos más información y quedemos encerrados en la base porque nos colocaron las torretas en la entrada. Al dia siguiente ya estaba en el tunel acuatico de la base y siempre venían desde la 1 pm hasta las 9 pm y yo llego a las 5:30 pm ya veces quiero descansar los otros miembros de la tribu también colaborar y no todos los jugadores pueden jugar tantas horas hay que trabajar, estudiar, cenar, dormir y otras cosas sociales. Posteriormente, con el segundo teletransportador volveremos a perder la línea y cuando no tengamos más información y quedemos encerrados en la base porque nos colocaron las torretas en la entrada. Al dia siguiente ya estaba en el tunel acuatico de la base y siempre venían desde la 1 pm hasta las 9 pm y yo llego a las 5:30 pm ya veces quiero descansar los otros miembros de la tribu también colaborar y no todos los jugadores pueden jugar tantas horas hay que trabajar, estudiar, cenar, dormir, y otras cosas, las redes sociales, el mismo paso con el segundo, el teletransportador volveremos a perder la línea y cuando no tengamos más información y quedemos encerrados en la base porque nos colocaron las torretas en la entrada.Al dia siguiente ya estaba en el tunel acuatico de la base y siempre venían desde la 1 pm hasta las 9 pm y yo llego a las 5:30 pm ya veces quiero descansar los otros miembros de la tribu también colaborar y no todos los jugadores pueden jugar tantas horas hay que trabajar, estudiar, cenar, dormir y otras cosas sociales.
    • Aumentar la velocidad máxima de los voladores Pteranodon, Argentavis, Tapejara y Quetzal hasta 150 máximo.
    • Permitir la construcción de torretas en plataformas.
    • O tambien se podria conectar todos los servidores eliminando sólo los Small tribes.
    • Permitir que los Wyverns y Dragones de Roca saquen huevos sin fertilizar para el kibble o que el Hesperornis se domestique durmiendolo.

    Sinceramente si eliminan los Conquest una gran cantidad de jugadores dejarán de jugar.

    Esta seria una lista de actualizaciones que hicieron perder jugadores:

    • El nerfeo de los voladores.
    • Inhabilitar la construcción de torretas y plantas X en las plataformas.
    • Ataques fuera de línea.

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    I hate you for destroying our conquest servers i have put thousand of hours of play time leveled my character been raided many times and i having so much fun on conquest and paid for the expansion maps why are you taking this away from me!! You are totally in another world go back to the island you bunch of stupid bobs I hate you for ruining my life.

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    this better be an April fools joke you bunch of total younkers! destroying everything ive done on conquest your killing off my giga and tex rex  breeding line after spending thousands of hours raising them and you are going to be preventing access to the newest content that i literally just paid for; this is the only reason why i joined conquest and spent so much time grinding! You are ruining the best part of my life if you want to create a new game mode create it separate from conquest and expand on it, if "and hell no it wont be" successful. Ill put a bullet in my head on April 2nd,

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    2 hours ago, Rondorf said:

    Yet another failure for ARK

     

     

    dont go through with this change  my entire tribe is going to disband and probably wont go on to any official servers. 

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    Amen

    We should go on strike like the anthem players

    STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE TILL WE GET BETTER INFO N UPDATES!!

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