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  • Community Crunch 184: Mysterious Mysteries Introducing: ??????

    Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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    What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is?

    Jen Has Ascended!

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    Jen has been with the ARK team since the beginning days of Early Access and has been critical in the overall development and success of ARK. At the end of the week, Jen will be ascending into a new opportunity - closing one chapter and beginning the next. We will always consider Jen a part of the Wildcard family and are appreciative of everything she’s done for the studio and our products over the years. Join us in wishing her luck wherever her future takes her. The Mother of Parasaur’s will truly be missed!

    Mod Community Updates and Developer Podcast

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    In case you missed our separate announcement post last week, submissions for our latest mod contest opened this Friday, May 31st. Check out the current entries and don't miss out on your opportunity to win an ARK Collectors Edition by voting on your favorite entries. In other modding news, sponsorship applications close on Wednesday night 6-5.

    Since the mod contest is underway, we thought it might be a good idea to check on some of the modders who have transitioned into roles on the ARK development team.  Since launch, we've hired over 30 members from the community for various roles.  Hosting is Cedric, accompanied by Dave, Jackson, Zane, and Josh.  Listen to their experiences in the mod community and the different perspectives of becoming official mods and working for a game development company.  If this podcast format is something you'd like to see with other topics in the future, let us know!

    Note: The goal was originally to post a video format but we had video issues while filming and decided to use the audio and do a podcast format instead.

     

    The Great Migration!

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    Once again it is time to remove some of our lower population legacy ARK servers on PC, Xbox, and PS4 from our Official legacy network. Over time the ARK population has migrated from legacy to non-legacy and in its wake left many servers with low populations. Here is a quick breakdown on how this process works:

    Taking Down Low Pop Servers
    With calculations based on sustained player-count as well as popularity of game mode we will be removing lower population legacy servers, most of which retain a 0-4 player concurrent population. These servers will be taken offline on June 11th. Any existing server that is not considered a low pop server and is not taken down at this time will still exist on the Legacy network. Legacy servers will continue to remain on a separate cluster from the new cluster, which means you will not be able to transfer anything between Legacy servers and the new servers.

    Servers Up for Deletion
    Below is a complete list of the LEGACY servers that will be deleted come June 11th. You have from now until then to move your belongings onto a server not present on this list. Please click one of the links below. They are separated by platform (PC, Xbox, and PS4).

     

    How To Move Servers
    If you are unfamiliar with the process, you are able to upload your items, creatures, and player through the Obelisk terminal, supply drops, as well as the Tek Transmitter. Survivors are advised to use Cross-ARK immediately to relocate their belongings onto a server that is not included in our take-down list above.

    Server Saves of Deleted Servers
    We will make the save files available as soon as we can. We will host the PC files which anyone can download and then you are welcome to re-host the save file for your own use. We'll include a link to where you can download server saves in this post when they are available. Nitrado will also be able to provide the saves for use on Nitrado servers for console, as they have done in the past.

    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 7th of June at 1 PM EST until Monday the 10th of June 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 Cedric


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    This is what happens when a raptor and rock drake reproduce, isn't it? The Rock Raptor?

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    Please tell me the horrifically inaccurate raptor models are being replaced with this much more feasible one. The hands are even at the correct angle!

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    good luck jen! it's not easy dealing with expectations of 13 million players and you have done a hard job hope whatever next is a little less stressful lol also chicken raptor! man there better be a trailer at e3! we NEED it!

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    Hopefully it's the Utah Raptor or something of the sort. What ever it is we need it lol. Huge props for all the Awesome things you guys do. And please keep the new Dinosaurs coming 

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    Moros Intrepidus, but with extra feathers? Hope not. Don't really need another bipedal carnivore like the Giga/Rex/Yuty/Allo/Theriz/Raptor/Troodon/Pego line. Maybe this one can fly/glide? Be a more dangerous version of the thyla?

     

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    26 minutes ago, jtbn said:

    utah raptor maybe? 

    The Raptor currently in ARK we all know and love (or fear) is actually a Utahraptor.

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    5 minutes ago, Bazookajack85 said:

    Is the mysterious mystery for a new dlc? If so will it be covered under the season pass?

    The season pass has run out, it covered the 3 DLCs we got. So if this is an entire DLC, it'll be a seperate thing, or even a new season pass.

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    48 minutes ago, CatM0de said:

    This is what happens when a raptor and rock drake reproduce, isn't it? The Rock Raptor?

    Nah, its a deinonychus.

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    15 minutes ago, nevcairiel said:

    The season pass has run out, it covered the 3 DLCs we got. So if this is an entire DLC, it'll be a seperate thing, or even a new season pass.

    I had a feeling that was the case. 

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    It’s been a year sense small tribes came out. Console hasn’t gotten anything new server wise in that year, we need new content! Can you please announce a new set of servers, a new map, or at least what the future of ark is. I love this game and I’d hate to see it die, so please give the community something to look forward too. 

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    it's clearly a deinonychus. Only question is, is it a new DLC or just an update? Guess we'll find out next week

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    1 hour ago, SubtendedCrib8 said:

    it's clearly a deinonychus. Only question is, is it a new DLC or just an update? Guess we'll find out next week

    What's happening next week?

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    5 minutes ago, rororoxor said:

    What's happening next week?

    E3 starts on June 11, rumor has it that they'll show something there.

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    1 hour ago, jtbn said:

    utah raptor maybe? 

    Utahraptor is the base game raptor. That's a deinonychus.

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