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  • Community Crunch 194: Genesis, Public Beta, and On The Horizon

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

    Genesis Season Pass


    Last week we introduced a new chapter in the ARK saga: Genesis.  By purchasing the season pass, you obtain a brand new H.L.N.A companion.  Are you enjoying H.L.N.A.'s company on your adventures?  Genesis will be a brand new experience for old and new players alike.  Check out our live stream if you're looking for more details on what to expect!

    ARK Developer Live-stream

    ARK: Genesis Press Articles

    In addition to the live-stream, there have been several articles about Genesis in the press.  Here's a few:

    PC Gamer: Everything we know about Ark: Genesis

    Games Radar: Ark: Survival Evolved Genesis expansion adding new dinos and a talking robot starting this December



    Public Beta


    It's that time again!  With our last public beta changes live on the Official network, we've decided to propose another batch of changes for your testing.  When this beta patch goes live, we'll post a thread to collect your feedback.  The feedback you provide is valuable, as last time it resulted in us increasing armor penetration with the fabricated sniper and longneck above their original beta values.

    We'll be making some changes to caves that will impact areas where you are ONLY able to crouch.  We'll be sure to share visual details noting the changes before they go live.

    - Mek shield debuff set to not be given on shield deactivation
    - Outside of Mek shield debuff reduced to 30 seconds (from 60)
    - Snow Owl freeze buff set to not dismount riders
    - Players and Dino’s are immune to the snow owl freeze for 10 seconds after being frozen
    - Snow Owl Encapsulate/freeze wind up changed from 1.3 seconds to 2.6
    - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage by 30%
    - Reduced Tek Tapejara Saddle projectile damage to structures by 75%
    - Dropped Plant Species Z Fruit weight to 10


    On The Horizon


    Dedicated Valguero Saves & Single Player Valguero Saves

    The engineering team is working diligently to solve these critical issues with Valguero servers.  We've been making progress and hope to have more information to share this week.

    XBOX Transfers and Duping Exploits

    Solving the exploits that have led to the recent XBOX transfer limitations are still a urgent issue that the engineering team is working on.  Transfers have been limited because It's important to try and minimize the impact of duping. We also hope to have more information on transfers this week.

    Misc Valguero Issues

    There are some misc. issues related to Valguero (missing wyverns, etc) that will be patched once the more critical issues have been addressed.

    Primitive+ Missing Content

    The engineering team is close to a patch for a recent update that caused Primitive+ content to go missing.  We'll have more information on this soon!


    EVO Event


    Survivors on all platforms (including Valguero) will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 16th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 19th 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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    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard




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    On 8/13/2019 at 3:07 PM, Joebl0w13 said:

    Baby Ruth?


    honestly ya, well mainly his left side were the eye is at around the same height as his bulbous nose anyway.

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    28 minutes ago, Lucifer15 said:


    Yes it's like any season pass. You pay for the season pass and you get whatever it covers at no extra cost when they release.

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    WC please add more info like who imprinted the dino in the cryo pod info section once the dino is cryoed this would be cool. I think you need to also increase the qeutz speed just a little bit its super slow on big maps 

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    Hi ark sorry to say that but I really need your help I lost two my servicer LVL the LVL was 81 please give my LVL back and this my account LVL before LVL up but if you give me serviver LVL 80 it's okay for me


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    On 8/13/2019 at 7:37 AM, Aikar said:

    also the primitive plus comment is laughable. 

    how about wording it more appropriate "The nuclear bomb that was dropped on P+ will be rolled back"

    Ced confirmed there will be a roll back (otherwise, who the hell is going to continue playing P+ anyways).

    P+ was absolutely nuked. 

    Yeah, wildcard does that. Like how they were trying to implement play as dino into the game, as the primal survival total conversion, but then they just... silenced it. We havent heard a single thing about it in three whole years. WILDCARD, GET YOUR DANG GAME TOGETHER.

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    Here is a very productive conversation for the future of this game.
    I hope WC is reading carefully and see what people actually need.
    And that is to separate completely PvE from PvP with exclusive stuff for both of them.
    There, with minimum effort you have richer content and more game modes.

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    If your gonna nerf the tek tapejara saddle so much, just take it out of the game. If people use it bad then nerf it a little, not 75%. I feel like it just takes the saddles out of the game and now nobody will be taming these guys, please buff it by 50% or a little less. You wont see tapejara’s tamed for this reason now (unless your in a mega tribe), please consider this as a warning, if you keep it like this your gonna lose a lot of ARK supporters (not me but other people), I love this game and I wanna see it go right in everybodys recommended. So please change this if possible.

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