Community Crunch 176: Character Restoration, Mod Updates, and Creator Feature
Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
Lost Character Concerns...
We'd like to give an update regarding the current situation with our customer support restoring lost characters caused by a network-wide rollback last week. A change we made caused some vaults to be destroyed, and thus the decision was made to roll back the network. In doing so, some players lost their characters caused by transferring between the previous save and the rollback period. Since then our customer support has been hard at work with restoring these lost characters.
If you have not already done so we urge you to reach out to our customer support to have your lost character restored. We would, however, like to make a note that our support is understandably working through a large volume of tickets, and may not be able to respond promptly. Keep in mind, each one of these tickets is an in-person meeting and is not something that can currently be done without player to player interaction. They are making their way through the queue in order of received, and will eventually get through the tickets over the coming days/weeks.
Our apologies for those who were affected by the unfortunate event.
Mod Community Updates!
Sponsorship applications closed on Friday, but have no fear, they will be opening again on May 1st! At that time we will also announce the new projects that will be joining the program.
Additionally, there isn't a modding tutorial ready today. I am trying to put together some of the visual elements, but this particular aspect of design (3d modeling, textures, etc) is not in my wheelhouse. When I started our current VSS tutorial project, I decided that I would not rely on assistance from the artists and engineers that I work with to do any of these things for me. I wanted this project to be a realistic representation of what a single mod author or small team can accomplish, I want to show that it possible to push out of your personal knowledge sets and that modding gives you the freedom to experiment and learn some new skills. This does mean though that it takes me a bit longer to handle these particular areas of our tutorial project, but rest assured that I am still working on it.
Creator Feature - BubblyLeaf!
This week we're excited to be featuring a very talented artist named BubblyLeaf! BubblyLeaf is a mixed media artist who specializes in creating beautiful life-like plushes. From dragons and dinosaurs to mammals and insects, she's done it all. Here is a video tutorial on how she made the Managarmr from ARK: Extinction!
While not explicitly dedicated to ARK, she has made many adorable and beautiful dinosaur art dolls.
On top of that, she is also a skilled painter! Here is her oil painting series on ARK: Extinction creatures featuring the Ice Titan, Snow Owl, and Gasbags.
Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 12th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 15th 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!
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All the best,