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  • Community Crunch 196: On The Horizon

     

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

    It's a light week in terms of news, but we're busy working behind the scenes to bring you new content, teasers, and updates!


     

    On The Horizon

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    'On The Horizon' details ongoing or upcoming initiatives

    Quality of Life Improvements

    This week we'll be sharing the quality of life changes we have cataloged internally from community feedback and things that have been brought up in internal meetings from our designers.  Our hope is that you add to this list and we can begin chipping away at it.  There will be more details to come later this week!

    Public Beta

    The Public PC beta is still live!  Want to participate?  See the thread below!

    Refereum Partnership

    Want to get rewarded for playing ARK?  We've partnered with Refereum to reward ARK's most dedicated players.  Find out more below:

    Refereum announces partnership with Studio Wildcard

    Classic PvP

    Preparation is still underway for a new season in Classic PvP.  We are finalizing the changes that will take place between seasons.

    Modding Sponsorships

    Mod Program applications are open in a week and this is the last application period of the year so make sure to get your projects in!


    Apply For Sponsorship

    Only fill out the application if you are the owner of the mod. The sponsorship applications are not a nomination system; sponsorship comes with expectations that a given mod author may not want to actually add on to their life at a given point in time for any number of reasons.
    It's up to the mod author to decide if they want to put their project up for potential sponsorship.

     

     


    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 30th of Aug at 1 PM EST until Monday the 2nd of Sep 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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    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard




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    3 minutes ago, Babastyle said:

    Where is the Valguero Patch ? from Community Crunch 195 ???

    I play on nitrado servers and they haven't updated their servers with latest path.. I've tried reaching out to ark and nitrado with no response yet.. it's been a handful of days since we got patch too

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    13 hours ago, irishstorm said:

    What is being done about those effected by cryofridge glitch?

    By chance is this the glitch where everything dies because the cryofridge doesn't update correctly when a generator goes off? Or is this something new entirely?

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    16 hours ago, Chipres said:

    ¿Has estado pensando en reiniciar los servidores 0, para que todos comiencen desde cero? ya que hay varias personas que lo han estado pidiendo

    jejeje tengo 10k+ jugando ark y quieres que comiese de 0? que sentido tiene eso es

    lo mas estúpido que jamas escuche.

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    3 hours ago, Aylana314159 said:

    The devs really should be making more of the rules into gameplay mechanics. Rules require enforcement, which is barely done.

     

    For the obelisks, imagine if there was a timer on each creature parked there and after a certain time increment the creatures are pushed out of the obelisks area.

    I like that! Hire this guy or girl lol.

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    Maybe I've missed something but I haven't seen that released so is there a chance for unofficial server's settings to unnerf flyers? There was a promise for that long time ago and this setting would improve QoL for unofficials.

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    6 hours ago, danlt79 said:

    Been focusing on Aberration map lately. Notice anky isn't able to harvest some metal nodes and trees. Not just anky either tried using mana to knock down trees and they wouldn't fall. Can harvest with pick and axe though.

    For this, bite the bushes and berries around first. A lot of times it will act like you are trying to hit a bush that is not impacting the metal swing. So if you bite the bushes and harvest those then you can swing and collect the metal without moving.

    Edited by Adelaar0355

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    5 hours ago, FreddyFCT said:

    For the teleporter are you talking about spawning into a boss fight without a obelisk? I think they had that at one point and removed it. I would also like this kind of change to be re-added. People park dinos all over the obelisk and devs do nothing. I could copy paste a response I got the other day. I reported a guy for parking flyers all over the obi and the devs response legit was, "looks fine to me". Why have these rules if you don't enforce them.

    Either Boss transmitters or 24hr decay timer on all obelisks, you cant even get on ours most times 360 blocked, people leaving wyverns on the walkway up for weeks, has been reported but can do nothing as they are not blocking the teleport ring

     

     

     

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    The switch community was just used to get money guys, they're never patching our game, and they're never updating it, they simply advertise it so they can make more. I'm honestly really sad that wildcard would do this to some of it's most loyal followers.

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    1 hour ago, irishstorm said:

    There is a guy(s) going around who able to open locked fridges and vaults, hes dropping dinos from fridges and killing them.

    492 was hit today, guy spawned in his base, emptied all cryo and spawn a corrupted giga, tickets are being ignored or closed and threads are being locked, this too will probably be removed.

    That's crazy. I personally just have to deal with the cryo fridges killing all my cryopods lol

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    15 hours ago, yekrucifixion187 said:

    In the game settings there is an option to allow feeding of raid dino's. That should let you keep the Titans.

    If that doesn't work, you can adjust how much your tames eat as well.

    Neither has an effect on Titans in singleplayer.  I've checked.  I have a good old titanosaur that I tamed with Immersive Taming, and that one can be fed.  It won't eat by itself, but it has thousands of food and I can just top it off when I'm in the area.  That doesn't work with Extinction Titans.  There was a patch that forced them to starve (to make sure they eventually died on PVP servers, I think) and it broke singleplayer.  They never fixed it, or (to my knowledge) even defined if them being impossible to keep as permanent tames in singleplayer was even an intentional change.  And since the Forest Titan I've been testing it with has a much lower food stat and loses a point of hunger every few minutes, the only reason it's still alive is that I don't have time to play that often.  Building structures on it would be completely pointless though.

    Adjusting how much creatures eat seems to break all kinds of other things, especially with taming and raising babies.  The default food values seem to be hardcoded, and the instant an animal loads it applies the default hunger decay.  *then* it checks to see how the modified values affect it.  Or that's how it felt.  Maybe they changed that, I don't know.  In any case, the result was that if you had modified hunger/food values, there was a chance that tames would instantly starve to death before the game realized that "Oh, right.  They aren't really *that* hungry yet."  Especially with babies if you went out of render range for more than a few minutes.

    Short version:  "Allow Raid Feeding" works on Titanosaurs, has no effect on Titans.  Titans cannot be force fed even with it enabled.  A nice Quality of Life change would be to make it work on both types of creature in singleplayer, and allow Titans to eat normally if it is enabled.

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    8 hours ago, irishstorm said:

    Either Boss transmitters or 24hr decay timer on all obelisks, you cant even get on ours most times 360 blocked, people leaving wyverns on the walkway up for weeks, has been reported but can do nothing as they are not blocking the teleport ring

     

     

     

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    Yup looks about right! Why even take the time to do boss fights if over half the fight is getting around this crap.

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    6 hours ago, jonin said:

    the spray painter is broken on the ps4.. cant access all the regions 

    No, it's not. L2 + directional buttons for the first 4 regions, L2 + L1 + square or triangle for regions 5 and 6. 

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    What events are planed for the rest of the year? Will we get Halloween, Turkey Trial, Christmas and New Year? Maybe an archaeology event? Will these event also include the SP -players?

    BR

    Nick

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    On 8/27/2019 at 9:15 AM, yekrucifixion187 said:

    In the game settings there is an option to allow feeding of raid dino's. That should let you keep the Titans.

    If that doesn't work, you can adjust how much your tames eat as well.

    The setting also affects wild dinos. So your dinos eat slower, but you have to wait longer with taming. I would rather let my tames starve to death.

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    First off, the Devs aren't responsible for rule enforcement, that's what your enforcement team is for, aka the Server Admin.  I would like to say that the Enforcement team while effective when they do take action, takes forever and a day to actually answer tickets and that certainly does need some improvement.  In a perfect world, instead of being forced to uncryo 15 dinos and sit through cooldown timers, it would be nice if a development side effort could be made to allow entry into boss fights through a craftable beacon instead, that way if people want to enter the boss arenas, they simply activate a beacon in their backyards instead of having to pile all the dinos onto the pad, but that's just my opinion.  In my opinion one of the biggest gripes I have is the rates and timers, the excessive amount of grind time in this game makes it nearly unplayable for those of us that work, so much so that I've seen several forced into moving into the private servers because of jobs and family responsibilities. I'm not saying make it easy, but not having to log in every single day for the sake of upkeep, or to spend 3 hours online nightly would be a heaven sent.

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    Will fire wyverns on val be fixed one day?

    Also cant transfer podded chalk or ice golems or ice wyverns from val as pod has a raptor pic after transfer and then they're no good.

    Also cant upload wyv eggs off of valguero as the ob deletes them

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    A surprise x4 event for “Labor Day Weekend” would be a welcomed surprise. Nothing like a 3 day weekend of hitting the Ark grind! 

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    Add npc’s to single players as that would make it a lot more fun plus some sort of item stacking size option

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    On 8/27/2019 at 9:40 PM, FreddyFCT said:

    I like that! Hire this guy or girl lol.

    Enforcement are very efficient on removing tames on obelisk platforms. I have done multiple reports and each time it took less than day for the dinos to be removed. On PVE that is. On PVP you need to do it yourself.

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    Enable Tek Helmets to not pinpoint but at least find the general area of a Phoenix on Scorch Earth during non Heat waves.

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