Community Crunch 190: Valguero for Console and Modding Contest Finalists
Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch!
Announcement Regarding Exploits
It has been brought to our attention that there are some duping methods that are being exploited within the community. The engineering team is looking at potential fixes and determining the next steps. Exploits, like duping, are extremely important to resolve for a healthy community and we prefer to take action as swiftly as possible. We will keep you updated as this situation evolves and let you know what to expect in the future as a result of these exploits.
Valguero for Console
Valguero has reinvigorated the passion of the ARK community and we're excited to bring it to all of our XBOX and PS4 survivors! Valguero will arrive as a regular game update, similar to Ragnarok. You won't need to download anything special from the marketplace to initiate the installation. The update will begin to roll out on July 19th 17:00 UTC. Check out the post below for any Valguero questions you might have!
Modding Contest Finalist
The finalists for the ARK Modding contest have been declared and we are now in the spotlight phase of the contest. Over the next week, leading up to the public vote, we will be releasing small preview videos on all of the finalists.
The public vote begins on 07/21/2019 at 05:00 PM (PDT). Please check out these finalists and of course, Happy Modding!
Map category finalists:
Mod category finalists:
- Paintable Furniture
- ARK Steampunk Mod
- RP VIsual Storage
- Castles, Keeps, and Forts
- ARK Arena
- ARK: The Final Stand
- Human NPCs
- Pugnacia Dinos
- ARK: Parados
Thank you for your participation in the recent public beta! Your feedback is valuable and has resulted in us tweaking the numbers even further on your behalf. Public betas seem to be a popular approach with the community, so we'll try to utilize this avenue more often when testing balance changes. The feedback from the beta was compiled into a spreadsheet and shared with the dev team.
There are a few other threads and topics (servers, events) that we will compile public response sheets for and share with the community in the near future.
Legacy Server Saves
For those affected by the recent server migration, the saves from those servers can be found below. If you're looking for the NOTEK servers, they're under the "LIVE Legacy PVE" section.
Summer Bash (Rates) Extension
We hope everyone is off to a great summer in ARK. Due to the delay of the event on console, we'll be extending the rates of the event until the EVO event begins on July 19th. The event content (skins, etc) will end on the previously communicated date, July 16th.
Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 19th of July at 1 PM EST until Monday the 22nd of July 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
Until next time!
All the best,
Edited by StudioWildcard