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  • Community Crunch 192: Mod Contest Winners and On The Horizon

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

     

    Mod Contest Winners

    The 2019 ARK Modding Contest has come to a close and the winners decided!
    For the last two months, the modding community has been preparing and working hard for a chance at the rewards of the mod contest, and the final result was left to the community.


    Here are the winners of each category, as chosen by this community of survivors!

    Maps:

    1st - Olympus by rougewolf
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    2nd - Faith by JasonAkaSnowy
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    3rd - The Chasm by Trappel22
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    Mods:

    1st - Castles, Keeps, and Forts by ExileAcid
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    2nd - ARK Steampunk Mod by iSpeZz
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    3rd - Human NPCs by ZKs
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    The raffles for the signed collector's editions box sets have also been drawn:

    Raffle winner (PS4 edition): AKNyx
    Raffle winner (XB1 edition): KnochenKater


    We'll be reaching out to the winners soon to finalize and arrange winnings.

    We would also like to state our appreciation to all of the content creators that helped the mod authors broadcast their projects and overall helped share the contest. Thank you.

    Lastly, don't forget that sponsored mod program applications are still open and will close in a week. If you are interested in sponsorship make sure to get those applications in!

    Happy modding!

    Valguero Transfer Timing (Consoles)

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    The timing for transfers into and out of Valguero has been updated to include consoles.  Check out the link below for information on timing for PC.

    Console (XBOX/PS4)

    • Transfers In
      • Enabled October 29th
    • Transfers Out
      • Enabled Aug 5th

     

    Customer Service Ticket Submissions

    We've updated the information needed for submitting Customer Service tickets so that is more concise and clear. We've updated the information for filing tickets for filing regular tickets as well as ban appeals.  Be sure to look over this information before filing your ticket.  Doing so makes the process smoother and most tickets a lot faster to process.  Check out the links below for more information.

    Reporting Code of Conduct Violations

    Appealing an ARK Ban

     

    On The Horizon

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    XBOX Dedicated Server Valguero Issue

    The team is looking into the issue preventing saving on dedicated servers running the Valguero map.  This is a top priority and we expect to have updates on this soon.

     

    Invisible Wyvern/Broodmother

    The issue of invisible Wyverns and Broodmother has a potential fix that the QA team is testing.  We'll share more information on this fix when its closer to deployment.


    Exploits

    The team is actively engaged with the community on current exploits and diagnosing ways to counter them.  This is an ongoing process and development resources are always dedicated to addressing exploits.


    Meta/Beta Changes

    Our recent beta is the first of more we'd like the community to participate in.  The next round of changes will be focused around the PvP cave meta.  Share your thoughts in the thread below!

     

     

    Network Maintenance


    Network maintenance on Thursday from 6-7am CET (12am EST). No downtime is expected but there could be a few potential outages which may cause connection issues during that period. Affects all EU servers on all platforms.

    EVO Event

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    Survivors on all platforms (excluding Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 2nd of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 5th of Aug 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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    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard


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    i have decoded one text Bommand Reoeived: syscheck which im pretty sure is Command Received: systemcheck
    this is takes a while

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    19 minutes ago, Silvaeger said:

    no it was updated today and there is more text i have decoded 2 words so far
    and thank you

    @Silvaeger There has been no update today... all six strings have been decoded already... they are in the other thread I mentioned. 

    EDIT: further proof below. 

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    AP Secure Connection
    Decrypting Incoming Datastream
    Verify UID fingerprint 724EA9458ED40fbf
    Command elevation request granted
    Command Received: syscheck
    Processing ...

    They have all been figured out since sometime yesterday afternoon the latest. 

    Edited by nintendogamer7
    Further proof

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    Wow just when I was looking for human npc mod for my single player and it is a 3rd contest winner. 

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    That isn’t fair why did pc get the 2x event bash for raising babies plus another week because consoles got delayed with the map but yet how do you want us to get prepare when open serve happens. How do you expect this game to live if there no 2x in Val. This isn’t fair pc has already build up quick and already got bloodline going because of 2x raising for 3 weeks and look at us with consoles can’t even get a 2x for the weekend already then 2nd week of the map but we don’t get 2x once again very disappointed not getting to equal treatment with pc

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    On 7/30/2019 at 9:36 AM, Sputnicker said:

    Arat Prime is not someone, it's a place. Probably it's based on the Noah's Ark history, in which the Ark rested on mount Ararat, Arat Prime probably is a command center on Earth which could start the ark's returning to earth procedure. I would guess the one who said "I'm coming for you!" would be Rockwell, since it's coming from the aberrant ark.
    That makes me think the new dlc is canonical and post-extinction, since the countdown is a portal system, and on the end of extinction the player ascends.

    The command center that controlled all the Ark's while in orbit was the implant shaped building west of the city on Extinction.

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    2 hours ago, Isra1112 said:

    That isn’t fair why did pc get the 2x event bash for raising babies plus another week because consoles got delayed with the map but yet how do you want us to get prepare when open serve happens. How do you expect this game to live if there no 2x in Val. This isn’t fair pc has already build up quick and already got bloodline going because of 2x raising for 3 weeks and look at us with consoles can’t even get a 2x for the weekend already then 2nd week of the map but we don’t get 2x once again very disappointed not getting to equal treatment with pc

    When are you console peasants going to realize that it is NOT a benefit that we PC users get these updates/maps/etc first. We get them first so Wildcard can sort out bugs and other issues since updating the console versions is much more time consuming and costly. You should be thanking us for putting up with the countless issues that are then fixed by the time you get the update.

     

    Personally, i'd love for Wildcard to launch a map or major update on Console first so you can see what we have to deal with. But if they did, you'd all raise hell over being used as guinea pigs to test broken features all so the PCMR can enjoy a smooth, bug-free launch.

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    5 minutes ago, AndrewLB said:

    The command center that controlled all the Ark's while in orbit was the implant shaped building west of the city on Extinction.

    How do you know that? Having central command of Earth’s salvation being so easily accessible on the surface seems like a pretty serious design flaw to me. You know, given the Titans. The game doesn’t give any reference to your claim, does it?

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    2 minutes ago, AndrewLB said:

    When are you console peasants going to realize that it is NOT a benefit that we PC users get these updates/maps/etc first. We get them first so Wildcard can sort out bugs and other issues since updating the console versions is much more time consuming and costly. You should be thanking us for putting up with the countless issues that are then fixed by the time you get the update.

     

    Personally, i'd love for Wildcard to launch a map or major update on Console first so you can see what we have to deal with. But if they did, you'd all raise hell over being used as guinea pigs to test broken features all so the PCMR can enjoy a smooth, bug-free launch.

    Nail on the head lol and I don’t have ARK PC, but I also don’t complain. It’s just easier for the devs like you said. 

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    I still cannot transfer anything off the official beginner server I am on. Is this going to get fixed? I am on Xbox

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    You remove cave meta and the game will be ruined too beyond repair.  If you wanna make the meta change take titans out and other exploits.  You should be more worried about mashers and people third person tek shooting bases down first.

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    So if you want to get people outta of caves, Fix Tek Tapajaras, Hatchframe Quetzals, Forest Titans, Golems and offline timers. Just honestly dumb that people can see when you are offline or not tbh. And also you gotta nerf the dino saddles again and the hp on Paracers and Turtles again and golems need to take some damage from turrets at least. Also obviously fix gasbags sticking thru mesh and soaking turrets. Need some way to prevent people from sniping all your tames etc as well and no cryopods is not an end all solution to this problem, there's still egg layers etc. If you want my qualifications look at my hours.

    @ Wildcard

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    What u mean transfer out is august 5th. Its already possible for ps4. DILO? I got so many eggs already and u can already upload. What u mean August 5th transfers out. Take that incorrect info out. Smh. Back to square one with incorrect info. Smh

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    If you want to balance the so called Cave Meta I think other aspects need to be looked At. Titans is the number one concern where people will go underground. At most I am open to possible entrance changes to caves similar to the church on scorched earth which I thought was well balanced. & I hope you take these and others feedback onboard before making changes 

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