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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

    Edited by Jen


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    All this sounds great tbh, remove all the broken things and make it more competitive. I normally play ark on console but might actually play it on PC for this mode.

    Meaningful changes to improve the map would be great, also keeping in mind how solo players play and make smaller defendable positions, possibly even making the maps bigger. Getting rid of shared experience would also be great because players working together already have a massive advantage.

    25 players max still sounds way too much. I'd honestly welcome 5 man tribes. I can only hope.

    If this game never had the huge tribe numbers stigma and people expecting tribes to run for eternity as a breeding simulator I honestly think it would have had huge potential.

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    why bother your still gonna get meshed, hod gaming already revealed how to mesh basically anywhere and its now public knowledge, so dont waste your time with ark till they fix the meshing

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    @Jen   Please make your servers cross platform entirely, and no (25players) Big tribes again =/

    There is basically no point for Official style PvP on 4-server clusters.

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    What is going to happen to all the hard work people have put in conquest you just wipe them and say here's 3x to get you back started like that's not going to help people are enraged about this and the player base will die not a good call this will become another dead game mode and not revive Ark but kill it. What will happen to peoples lines they worked on for months? All the dinos people have why not just keep conquest and make this game mode a diffrent thing and actually delete dead game modes not the one that has people actively on it 

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    I hope this is just a really bad April Fool's joke.  Conquest servers are NOT dead but Ark might be if crap like this keeps happening.  People have spent thousands of hours breeding animals and building up their base and you are just going to wipe everything in 6 days??  Why would anyone ever play a new mod of your game if you guys are just going to randomly "repurpose" servers that still have a decent server population.  I've seen many official servers (particularly Aberration and Scorched Earth) that have lower server populations than that of Conquest servers.  This move makes no sense :(

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    So primitive plus is fixed then? No? Hm. Of course. Throw a blind eye to the community when they report a bug, then ignore it to bring something out that ruins another game function. 👍

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    COME BACK NEXT WEEK!

    ANOTHER COMMUNITY MIDDELFINGER

    ANOTHER PC FOCUSED MODE PEOPLE NEVER ASKED FOR.

    WHAT YOUTUBER WILL BE BANNED NEXT WEEK?

    TAKE DOWN ALL CONSOLE SERVERS NEXT WEEK?

    your lucky there is no alternative to ark. Its like having 1 option for a car and the car has only 2 wheels.

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    All the Official Primitives want to play like in the beginning of ARK? There are still 2 official SERVER.
    Best structure is STONE best weapon is sword and crossbow. as in the beginning of ARK - This is not Primitive + !! Stop by before the last 2 servers are closed for fun.
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    Greetings Joadooor

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    19 hours ago, blargzilla said:

    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!

    Why mention more stuff, its not like they hear the community

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    ArkP1

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    So glad WC has fixed all the issues with meshing.

     

    ...and let’s all give a round of applause for WC’s policy of giving plenty of notice and not completely undoing weeks or months of effort and time. 

    Edited by ArkP1
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    Hey Jen, i know that you have never responded to anything, so i dont expect you to give a raptor this time, but i still want to say my opinion: You guys (the devs) are the worst at just doing your job. 

    For a over a Whole year meshing have been a problem, and you have just had too many projects going on to realise what really was necesary, and finally it seems that People’s have had enough. I have been Playing the game on Pc but mostly PS4, and in my opinion you should just have focused on primitiv +. I am nearly laughing myself to death, seeing this post, because it was you Who wanted the game to go the Way it Went, With all the focus being on, how Much chaos you could create, instead of bringing People together. 

    You the devs, could just have made more Difference in servers, so you wouldnt feel so bored, that you create a RPG just to blow stuff up. 

    How could you guys NOT want to use all the data and responses you have Got over the years. 

    At first i really hoped that Wildcard would have been like Mojang, a cool team of people, only Wanting to create the Best World ever, instead they just have you Jen, the developer who just wanted to be a blogger! 

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    @Jen We’re not letting this slide this time, you know that? You can’t just ignore everything that’s happening, with your team banning undeserving people and making content and servers no one wants and killing the game. Who asked for “classic”? We want Duos. Not some PC only server that a Chinese ally mega tribe will own, we all know Snail Games made it for themselves, we’re not stupid. #FreeHOD #BoycottArk

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    2 hours ago, WhySoParanoid said:

    Hey Jen, i know that you have never responded to anything, so i dont expect you to give a raptor this time, but i still want to say my opinion: You guys (the devs) are the worst at just doing your job. 

    For a over a Whole year meshing have been a problem, and you have just had too many projects going on to realise what really was necesary, and finally it seems that People’s have had enough. I have been Playing the game on Pc but mostly PS4, and in my opinion you should just have focused on primitiv +. I am nearly laughing myself to death, seeing this post, because it was you Who wanted the game to go the Way it Went, With all the focus being on, how Much chaos you could create, instead of bringing People together. 

    You the devs, could just have made more Difference in servers, so you wouldnt feel so bored, that you create a RPG just to blow stuff up. 

    How could you guys NOT want to use all the data and responses you have Got over the years. 

    At first i really hoped that Wildcard would have been like Mojang, a cool team of people, only Wanting to create the Best World ever, instead they just have you Jen, the developer who just wanted to be a blogger! 

    Ikr Mojang is the absolute contrary to WC. 

    Mojang listens to the community all the time, has a part of the forum with pinned ideas from the players that they are working on or will work eventually and even let the community decise what is implemented to the game and what order.

    WC doesnt give a fck about the community, bans ppl for absolutly nothing, let the cheaters get away and destroys the players hard work as they please

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    On 3/26/2019 at 1:38 AM, cuerto94x said:

    please make your servers cross platform entirely. Then delete the 6 man servers, legacy and inactive servers.

    Here's the thing tho. A lot of people (Like Me) absolutely LOVE 6 man. but the others can still go (at least in my opinion). I also agree about cross platform severs.

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    Going on 2 days now that @Jen and the rest of the team have not responded to concerns being raised on their post. People are bringing forward great ideas and demonstrating that they’re willing to boycott ark completely (this means you’ll lose more players than you could even potentially bring in), but you still remain quiet. If you continue ignoring your community then to be honest your game deserves to continue failing.

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    Hello guys and ladies...
    So we are playing on conquest what gonna happen to ragnarok conquest and aberration and extinction???
    How this will works???
    And what gonna happen with our base and all the things>????

    Thx for info

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    2 hours ago, RPA said:

    Hello guys and ladies...
    So we are playing on conquest what gonna happen to ragnarok conquest and aberration and extinction???
    How this will works???
    And what gonna happen with our base and all the things>????

    Thx for info

    everything will be gone

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    mleii

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    On 3/25/2019 at 3:42 PM, Jen said:

    We have always been interested in the competitive aspect of ARK

    If you mean this then please fix the meshing.

    Edited by mleii
    I'm an idiot.

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    8 hours ago, TNTKiller2001 said:

    Why mention more stuff, its not like they hear the community

    Yeah...no doubt! It was my last post since uninstalling the game and decommissioning my cluster server. SO LONG ARK!

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