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  • Community Crunch 190: Valguero for Console and Modding Contest Finalists

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

    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

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    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

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    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:

    Public Beta

    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.

    Public Beta Responses (Google Sheets)

    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.

    Current Server Backups

     

    Summer Bash (Rates) Extension

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    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.

     

    EVO Event

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    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!

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    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    8 minutes ago, absurdlyobfuscated said:

    Why not extend the time for the whole event? Console players had two fewer days to tame event dinos and get the skins, and that's just as important as breeding rates in my opinion.

    Can you read, I suppose not well given the question. Maybe go back and actually read the crunch before posting.

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    @ComplexMinded @survivetheark Serious Question for console!! If Valguero drops with Prim+ option on console. With Drops broke and Alphas blocking all OBs.. How is rest of us going to be able to transfer over to Valguero?? Please any insight would be helpful!!

     

     

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    9 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    um sorry but i am not gonna spend thousands of dollars just to play ark on PC, it cost way too much for the game alone along with the maps it is too expensive, also i know for a fact u need at least a 2000$ computer, and i dont have than money, also if games like fallout, skyrim and more can allow mods why cant wildcard. or even just spend the time to add what they promised. it was 2016 or 2017 and it is now 2019 seriously u cant be more lazy than that. again i dont hate the game i hate the devs. i would not hate them so much if they treated us console players evenly

    because Microsoft is a b*tch of a company and they fret over every microscopic string of data to cross there servers. its not wildcard that's stopping progress. its Microsoft with all of there restrictions on what can and cant be put on there consoles. steam doesnt  have all of thoes restrictions so its easier to put stuff on pc than anything else

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    2 minutes ago, AcyanidePancake said:

    because Microsoft is a b*tch of a company and they fret over every microscopic string of data to cross there servers. its not wildcard that's stopping progress. its Microsoft with all of there restrictions on what can and cant be put on there consoles. steam doesnt  have all of thoes restrictions so its easier to put stuff on pc than anything else

    Imagine thinking security was a bad thing.

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    7 minutes ago, AcyanidePancake said:

    they fret over every microscopic string of data to cross there servers

    As does every other single enterprise with an internet connection.

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    10 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    also if games like fallout, skyrim and more can allow mods why cant wildcard.

    These are exceptions. And mods for these on console are extremely limited and completely separate from PC.

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    11 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    um sorry but i am not gonna spend thousands of dollars just to play ark on PC, it cost way too much for the game alone along with the maps it is too expensive, also i know for a fact u need at least a 2000$ computer, and i dont have than money

    yeah, no kidding.

    not like 2000$ gonna just come outta the blue

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    2 hours ago, ThePryBar said:

    Can you read, I suppose not well given the question. Maybe go back and actually read the crunch before posting.

    he can read

    he can read probably better than you.. we wont be getting the event colored (dei)nos, just rates.

    i cant care less about rates. hes asking for the entirity of the event. we would like red white and blue deinons too :)

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    I am so excited for Valguero when it comes to console, please do your best to get it done, Thanks

     

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    9 hours ago, ThePryBar said:

    Grow up already. $120 Canadian is too much money lol, 60 for the base game and 60 for a season pass oh no. Now can you please tell us all why it has to be a $2000 computer cause I could pick up a cheap $600 off kijiji and it would run it great, even my 12 year old gaming pc can run ark.  If you want to play with your PC friends then maybe get a summer job or go collect cans or a lemonade stand if your parents are ok with it lol, gotta start saving for that PC.

    again i am in ausralia, the easiest pc i can get which can run ark in an ok state is 2000$. its fine for u people caus eu get all the good stuff, also i live 2 hours out of town and my parents are numb skulls who think i have to be 17 to get a job, again in australian money it cost a F*** tone for the game and maps. and since it is rarely on sale for PS4 i am not gonna waste more money just to get it for PC.  it cost more than 120$ for the game and its maps. all i want is a game as polished as the PC version, i am also sick of u PC players thinkin u cn comment on us consolers complaining, so hear is something for u's to do, buy a console, buy ark and its maps, waste money on xbox gold or PSN. play on the console ark for a year or two. THEN U CAN FREAKIN COMMENT, until then shut up and dont comment, i have the right to complain, u do not have the right to tell me to grow up. i have an entire discord server full of console players who want console ark to be as respected as PC ark.

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    why is it that a steam update for linux for the summer bash hasnt been put out yet.

    its been 15 days and nothing yet.

    i thought steam updates were 'easy' compared to consoles.

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    Can we please get some kind of “current state” info on us Primitive plus players? Broken drops the lacks of us getting event colors and updates that are particular to a primitive plus and also the mesh problem 

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    8 hours ago, AcyanidePancake said:

    because Microsoft is a b*tch of a company and they fret over every microscopic string of data to cross there servers. its not wildcard that's stopping progress. its Microsoft with all of there restrictions on what can and cant be put on there consoles. steam doesnt  have all of thoes restrictions so its easier to put stuff on pc than anything else

     

    7 hours ago, Aylana314159 said:

    These are exceptions. And mods for these on console are extremely limited and completely separate from PC.

    Lets nor forget that microsoft is about 100x more lenient then sony when it comes to mods.  Many pc mods for fallout and skyrim have  semi dumbed down versions, created by the same author, on xbox.  Most of those dont even make it to ps4, and the few that do are super dumbed down.

     

    3 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    again i am in ausralia, the easiest pc i can get which can run ark in an ok state is 2000$. its fine for u people caus eu get all the good stuff, also i live 2 hours out of town and my parents are numb skulls who think i have to be 17 to get a job, again in australian money it cost a F*** tone for the game and maps. and since it is rarely on sale for PS4 i am not gonna waste more money just to get it for PC.  it cost more than 120$ for the game and its maps. all i want is a game as polished as the PC version, i am also sick of u PC players thinkin u cn comment on us consolers complaining, so hear is something for u's to do, buy a console, buy ark and its maps, waste money on xbox gold or PSN. play on the console ark for a year or two. THEN U CAN FREAKIN COMMENT, until then shut up and dont comment, i have the right to complain, u do not have the right to tell me to grow up. i have an entire discord server full of console players who want console ark to be as respected as PC ark.

    Actually i think hes Canadian, not europian.  Doesnt really matter tho, your making a good point.  I cant stand spoiled people who dont understand the value of money.  Hundreds of dollars isnt exactly something most people have lying around and the number that do is dwindling.  Then throw in how the gaming business as a whole bleeds you at every turn and charges you repeatedly just so you can enjoy your single product is just sad.  And now its an accepted standard to put as lil quality or customer service into it as possible.

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    1 hour ago, Onimusha759 said:

     

    Lets nor forget that microsoft is about 100x more lenient then sony when it comes to mods.  Many pc mods for fallout and skyrim have  semi dumbed down versions, created by the same author, on xbox.  Most of those dont even make it to ps4, and the few that do are super dumbed down.

     

    Actually i think hes Canadian, not europian.  Doesnt really matter tho, your making a good point.  I cant stand spoiled people who dont understand the value of money.  Hundreds of dollars isnt exactly something most people have lying around and the number that do is dwindling.  Then throw in how the gaming business as a whole bleeds you at every turn and charges you repeatedly just so you can enjoy your single product is just sad.  And now its an accepted standard to put as lil quality or customer service into it as possible.

    thank u finally someone gets it, i have no way of gaining money at this time, a pc obtainable in Australia is very expensive, and i should not have to waste a crap ton of money just to be able to get a better quality verison of a game that should be for console, again u spoiled PC players need to buy a console PS$, xbox, switch. buy ark and all of its additions when not on sale and at full price, pay for the memberships to be able to play online, along with the internet itself. then u can go criticizing me and the rest of us console players, until then shove a dodo in it and dont comment. people dont realise there are more console owners in the world than PC owners, when they dis us they dis the biggest poulation of gamers. there are game companies that treat consoles the way it should and some that just crap on it and finger it to the face all while expecting it to pay for its games and other content, that like a bully beating someone than saying to buy them somethin from the canteen. not gonna happen. 

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    Thanks for the extension. Was hoping to at least have a two day extension on colors as we got it later but timers is better than nothing.. 😉

     

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    Because, I wanted to change it lol.

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    Having a great time on all the maps, outside of getting randomly stuck in odd spaces from time to time I have no issues with gameplay.
    That being said I prefer to play on my Linux box but the client is really bad, brand new AMD 1800x and Nvidia GTX 1060 should not have to be on all the lowest settings. Forced to play on my much older win7 machine on a Gen3 Intel i5 and lower end AMD RX card which will do max settings no issue.

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    8 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    when they dis us they dis the biggest poulation of gamers.

    WC has never guaranteed that modding would come to console. So you aren't being disrespected.

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    19 hours ago, SaltyMonkey said:

    Imagine thinking security was a bad thing.

    Microsoft?? Security??? lol you have got to be joking me xD

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    15 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    again i am in ausralia, the easiest pc i can get which can run ark in an ok state is 2000$. its fine for u people caus eu get all the good stuff, also i live 2 hours out of town and my parents are numb skulls who think i have to be 17 to get a job, again in australian money it cost a F*** tone for the game and maps. and since it is rarely on sale for PS4 i am not gonna waste more money just to get it for PC.  it cost more than 120$ for the game and its maps. all i want is a game as polished as the PC version, i am also sick of u PC players thinkin u cn comment on us consolers complaining, so hear is something for u's to do, buy a console, buy ark and its maps, waste money on xbox gold or PSN. play on the console ark for a year or two. THEN U CAN FREAKIN COMMENT, until then shut up and dont comment, i have the right to complain, u do not have the right to tell me to grow up. i have an entire discord server full of console players who want console ark to be as respected as PC ark.

    Lol I play ark on the PS4 and have been since December 2016, haven't used the PC since the "Mists of Pandarea" ruined WoW. Just checked in Australia and the cheapest brand new gaming PC would run $1200, used I could grab one for a few hundred. 

     

    Your data plans are incredibly awesome, I wish that we in Canada got internet plans like Australia. We pay the some of highest prices for internet globally.

     

    I really want you kids that don't pay the bills or work a full time jobs to stop complaining about costs. As soon as you work a 40hr work week and have a mortgage, car payments, and family to take care of then you can complain about costs.

     

    Untrue PC is the biggest gaming community. For someone that has never belonged to the pc group you really should take some of your own advise and not complain about something that have you no experience with, PC gaming that is.  

     

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    1 hour ago, chermakz713 said:

    Microsoft?? Security??? lol you have got to be joking me xD

    Doesn’t matter who owns the platform, network security is not a joke.

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    22 hours ago, arcanosaurid0827 said:

    he can read

    he can read probably better than you.. we wont be getting the event colored (dei)nos, just rates.

    i cant care less about rates. hes asking for the entirity of the event. we would like red white and blue deinons too :)

    U xbox pvp guys better not worried about the event but rather if WC is going to wipe your official networks rolf might want be nice to them xD

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    11 hours ago, Kodking194 said:

    people dont realise there are more console owners in the world than PC owners, when they dis us they dis the biggest poulation of gamers.

    No valid statistics to backup this statement.

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    I can't speak for all, but those of us who do play on Xbox or PS4 do appreciate what Wildcard has done for us. We would prefer to at least get custom maps once in a while, get parts of mods implemented into the game like Primitive+, events, private servers, and feedback on the status of what is going on; than to not get anything, but the game and DLC like other games. PC will most likely always get better versions or modifications of a game, its only natural because that's how the game was originally programed on. It is true though that now days game developers are releasing their products or giving announcements for new content too early without fully testing it for bugs, but that is what the community is for. We give feedback on how to make the game better, and the developers do listen at times. No game is actually perfect, but that is the point to continue to give feedback. We shouldn't be greedy for what PC players have, after all if not for them we wouldn't have these custom maps, but should be grateful for what Wildcard is giving us.

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