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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!


    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. 



    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!







    Evolution Event!


    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
    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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    I dont play conquest servers, never have, but from an outside perspective, this hurts to see. I feel for all the people who do play it, they took that leap and invested a lot of time there...500 hours equals about 21 days straight, 1000 hours is 42 days worth of time....In a game mode that hasnt been out too terribly long. Thats substantial, and a real kick in the cryos to them. Granted, I think your new mode leaves far too much to be desired for me too play as it is,  I certainly wouldn't risk falling prey to the same early demise as my fellow ark players on conquest. Sure, I play on unofficial servers that wipe once a month but you know what the difference is? They make it known when the end is to be expected from the get go, AND more importantly the rates arent a joke(30x) so that in a month you can get a hell of a lot done and youre ready to wipe. 2x? get on somewhere else with that noise, at this point, especially in light of the unreliability of the server still being there a month, or two or three from now, if its not at least 10x then its not worth it.  On that note, why put out these new game modes that are SO close to the same ole modes already around? Why so afraid to take a leap and try drastically new things like significantly higher rates? That would both attract new players to official and help with the hesitance of people to even risk the investment as a result of this Titanosaur sized dookie of a revelation.

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    lol beter like 6 of each map in 1 cluster + add quetzals + racers but without platf saddle

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    Please for the love of god, add tek engrams or this will die so quick.


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    lol i like the way you just added no tek ingrams :P if players would of known that from the start they would not of played :( no boss fights whats the point 

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    this better mean you're reversing the flyer nerf and bringing back turrets on saddles, otherwise this isn't classic pvp.....it will just be another game mode that no one plays until you bring those 2 things back!


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    On 3/26/2019 at 1:33 AM, TheEmokiari said:

    You know what the community would like then?


    I remember classic ark days. And FLYER NERF broke PvP


    Fixed* If your're gonna act like flyers arent op youre biased as hell

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    No surprise there for pc. How about xbox get new server ?u wonder you ppl quit on xbox and it because u have no new content for us. Add classic to xbox plz

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    This game is dying so wildcard how about pulling your finger out of your ass and fit your raptoring game. U add jack poop to xbox and the servers u add to pc console get nothing. Fix your raptoring game before you kill your game.



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    Any chance this mode will be coming to console?  I'd love to try it out!

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    I am having problems finding the classic servers i found the all once and can only find 3 of the server now please can anyone help 


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