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  • Community Crunch 218: New Free Map DLC, New Sponsored Mods, and On The Horizon

    Introducing Crystal Isles

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    We are very excited to announce that the one-of-a kind experience of the ISO: Crystal Isles map will be coming to PC, XBOX, and PlayStation this Summer!

    Crystal Isles is a stunning, other-worldly map filled with a vibrant display of teeming life scattered amidst its varied landscapes, awe inspiring floating islands and breathtaking biomes. Ever since Crystal Isles launched as a mod in 2016, its fantasy appeal has secured its place as one of the most popular maps within the ARK community and we can't wait to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.

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    The Crystal Isles DLC will also launch resplendent with a new real-world dinosaur to tame! What do you think the new dinosaur may be?


    In other news, we've been itching to share that we'll be performing a TLC Pass 3 in the Summer of 2020! This TLC pass will see some of our classic creatures get some new love via visual and functional upgrades.

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    As we move closer to the release of the new Crystal Isles DLC and our much-awaited TLC Pass 3 we'll share more details and information with our players.


     

    New Sponsored Mods

    Dead Survival

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    Tired of dinosaurs? Of course you aren’t, but sometimes we do want a little change in our diet. Dead Survival does just that, you can swap out the wildlife of the game with some … not… quite life? Zombies… I’m trying to say you can have zombies. Lots and lots of zombies. Hordes of them even.

    Check out the Dead Survival Mod

    Roleplay Additional Items

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    RP communities have been a long time aspect of ARK, but sometimes our core structures can feel a bit insubstantial when you are trying to build a set for acting in. Roleplay Additional Items can add a lot more flourish to your locations from lighting structures and gear, to new taxidermy stations!

    Check out the Roleplay Additional Items Mod

    ArkVenture Park

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    I’m pretty sure we have all dreamed of having our own backyard water slides and roller coasters. (Zen may have actually tried at one point, and failed… obviously) But now you can do just that in your base. Build that mine-cart roller-coaster that plows through your living room or a water-slide to the lava pools out back!

    Check out the ArkVenture Park Mod

    Castles, Keeps, and Forts: Remastered

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    CKF development went dormant for a little while while the author went on a break. But it’s back, and getting a face-lift. The author is taking what they learned over the years and working on a remastered CKF (The original is still available). So far it’s looking great!

    Check out the Castles, Keeps, and Forts Mod

     


     

    On The Horizon

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    Primitive+

    Primitive+ remains a priority.  We have engineering teams working on the complications from the Genesis update.  We will keep you informed with any significant progress

    Genesis Part I Update

    We're continuing to work on Genesis bugs and balance and we plan to keep up with the rapid iterations. Thank you for your reports and feedback.

     


     

    EVO Event

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    There will be no EVO event this upcoming weekend.

    Until next time!

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    4 hours ago, cappbizzness said:

    sooo.is it crystal isle with all its creatures on it plus a new dino or just 1 new dino with all the vanilla creatures.if so ..mehh. 

    To be honest i was thinking the same thing, due to being on console, i havent played this map, but i have seen it on youtube, and the idea of having all those dinos etc plus something new would be amazing, if its just one new dino and the vanilla creatures, then it will be pointless. even more pointless if you cant transfer it to another map. 

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    13 minutes ago, WafflePancake said:

    It might be the pterodactyl. A slightly larger version of the pteranodon. Also, there is a popular mod which features the pterodactyl. It's an aggressive flyer that can pick up players, fly them into the air, then drop them.

    We call them the "leatherwing" on atlas.  Just like a pt, but they grab you, fly up high,  then drop you lol. 

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    Will the tlc affect the switch plz update the switch plz plz plz update the switch 

    it’s been over a year since it has been updated  I don’t care about the graphics or stuff I just want a dlc 

    why not release scorched earth and how the dlc sells if it flops you could give us a reason why you would just quit but if it exceeds you know people are willing to play it and then you could give updates plz 

    I am so sick of the island map plz update it I can only play it on the switch since I don’t have enough WiFi or money to play on pc or Xbox or play station 

    I am start to lose hope I am begging you 

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    As a thank you for the x3, you won't get anything next weekend

    Someone should understand this policy

    to put it in the words of Cedric PositiveVibes

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    Can you please remove the (whistle) follow one "circle button" on PS4 or have a disable in the options. It is annoying.

    Edited by sithlordcatnips

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    50 minutes ago, WafflePancake said:

    Some TLC ideas:

    The Megalodon should be able to leap out of the water and snatch players off rafts/boats.

    The Tuso (Squid) should be able to reach the surface and attack players and their  boats.

    Aberration needs a creature whose saddle can be used as a mobile smithy. It's the only map that doesn't contain a creature with that ability.  Or maybe introduce Aberrant Castroides and have them be rare spawns that can be found in the blue or green zones.

    Make Griffins breedable.

    Give the Sabretooth the ability to latch onto a player (and small mounts) and DRAG them away, with the drag causing damage,

    The Araneo should be able to spit webs that can be used like zip lines that eventually degrade.

    The Titanoboa should be able to wrap itself around a player and small mounts, constricting them while it bites them. The constriction will be brief, like the raptor's pounce.

    The Doedic should be able to do extra damage to a rock golem. Doedics smash rocks. The golem is made of rocks. 

    if i wanted to explain all my TLC ideas i will here all day and i may get banned due to spam.

     

     

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    Also think everyone’s favorite dinosaur pegomastax could use a tlc so it is easier to get your stuff back like if it buried the stuff so you could just walk around and not chase it to retrieve your stuff instead of looking everywhere for it so you could just look on the beach and find a dirt mound and go over there and get your stuff

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    9 hours ago, Scuff3d said:

    Should release it for end of the year, at least it will be finished by then

    By the time ALL the DELAY are done.... it will be a New Year DLC !!!!!

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    5 hours ago, Eviga said:

    Finally a good News!

    After this massive Genesis fail we will receive a real Ark map this summer.

    Totally looking forward to it!

    i really didn't find genesis that bad. aside from bugs 

     

    if they added cactus sap, tone down the Spawns of some dinos , Enabled all kinds of engrams to be unlocked, fixed the bugs and a few others i think it could have been better.

     

    granted its not AB or SE in terms of items , tame's etc but its better then nothing.

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    29 minutes ago, Udam said:

    if i wanted to explain all my TLC ideas i will here all day and i may get banned due to spam.

     

     

    Post 'em. Who knows, maybe WC will see the idea and like it. Plus if the mods don't like it, they'll just remove it and issue a warning.

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    3 minutes ago, Joebl0w13 said:

    been there done that

     

    6 minutes ago, WafflePancake said:

    Post 'em. Who knows, maybe WC will see the idea and like it. Plus if the mods don't like it, they'll just remove it and issue a warning.

    i highly doubt it but there is a Post on "game suggestions" about this 

    its full of many peoples ideas of TLC including mine . however many of the other people's ideas equally as good!

     

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    12 minutes ago, JS2 said:

    Indomnous Rex 

    they can't its copyrighted

     

    and plus they said a Real dinosaur  

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    Maybe it’s a suchomimus or irritator 
    suchomimus could be allosaurus sized or the irritator could be raptor size for the new Dinosaur

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    11 hours ago, TimeBomb2003 said:

    it said real world dinosaur

    I hope Amargasaurus 

     

    It feels perfect for Ark

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    50 minutes ago, Udam said:

    i really didn't find genesis that bad. aside from bugs 

     

    if they added cactus sap, tone down the Spawns of some dinos , Enabled all kinds of engrams to be unlocked, fixed the bugs and a few others i think it could have been better.

     

    granted its not AB or SE in terms of items , tame's etc but its better then nothing.

    We are a joke to Wc, we complain of glitches they put it in the game for us to fix. Just so we run around fixing glitches just like them irl. So genesis = bugs and glitches.

    Hey I love this map, but they are literally giving us the finger. 

    "Oh we have bugs and glitches in our game"

    "Here have a whole map. A map with tons of bugs and the player base has to go find glitches and fix them, oh yeah let's make the map unbeatable by single player because we will require them to do missions that need multiple people".  I have died more to bugs than anything else.

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    2 minutes ago, Scribelord said:

    I hope Amargasaurus 

     

    It feels perfect for Ark

    Yeah but I feel like it would be like another diplo since you can’t put a platform saddle because of the spines

    i would rather have a saltasaurus since I think it would probably be a great tank

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    23 minutes ago, AcePredator said:

    Maybe it’s a suchomimus or irritator 
    suchomimus could be allosaurus sized or the irritator could be raptor size for the new Dinosaur

    Carcharodontosaurus

    They are naturally "passive" but they do into a Blood fueled rage after eating a Corps or smelling a dead body.

    they get a more health for eating rotten meat, and they are a KO tame

     

    they are not as strong as a Trex but if they eat a corps they become almost stronger but they attack everything!

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    4 minutes ago, Udam said:

    Carcharodontosaurus

    They are naturally "passive" but they do into a Blood fueled rage after eating a Corps or smelling a dead body.

    they get a more health for eating rotten meat, and they are a KO tame

     

    they are not as strong as a Trex but if they eat a corps they become almost stronger but they attack everything!

    We need more dinosaur that are terrestrial and aquatic 

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    I love the idea of the Crystal Isle map. I do not watch a lot of map videos, but I have watched some for this one and it looks pretty amazing. Plus, I wasn't a fan of the Genesis map with the separated biomes, the unbuildable zones, and the harshness of the biomes. The biomes are fun, but I kinda miss transition zones between them. 

    And I like the idea of some new creatures (even if this is for only one). My interests in breeding has died down since the creatures I normally breed weren't included in the X-creature list. Which would have given me an incentive to re-breed my lines. Some of the new ones are cool, but they don't excite me as much as I had hoped. 

    And while it is fun to look through the mods, as a console player I know the chances of being able to use them is minimal. Everytime a modder posts a mod with new items to build with, as a builder it is both exciting and saddening. I love the idea of using them, but know we probably won't be able to. I mean really, we have gotten some random building items with Aberration (cliff platforms), Extinction (tek bridge), and Genesis (water platforms) - but we haven't received a true building tier of items since Scorched Earth (adobe). 

    So I am going to try and keep the exciting for Crystal Isle alive until it arrives - but for the rest.... Not as exciting for how I play - though I know that may be just for me. I am sure there are others out there that are ecstatic for the other items posted.  

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