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    Patch Notes Round-Up

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    Much has happened since our last edition of the Patch Notes Round-Up.  Since then, we've launched Genesis: Part 1 and introduced several improvements and bug fixes that have been circulating in the community.  With close to 300 improvements, changes, and tweaks since the release of Genesis, we figure it might be a good time to summarize them and get you caught up to speed!

    General

     - Completed a full pass on Loot Crates to improve loot variation and quality
     - Unofficials can now use flying creatures by adding the following setting to your GameUserSettings.ini under the [ServerSettings] section: bForceCanRideFliers=True
     - Building is now enabled in mission areas by default on Unofficial Servers (no longer need to use the aforementioned ini to change it)
     - Increased the reliability of repairing glitches
     - Added a debuff to reduce damage to tames, players, structures for a short duration of time after releasing from cryo.
     - Increased the placement radius check for ocean platforms to prevent them from being placed next to enemy foundations/platforms
     - Added an optional visual indicator for the TEK trough radius
     - Added a "Grind All" function added to grinders

    Magmasaur

     - Basilisks can now be tamed on Fertilized Magmasaur Eggs
     - Magmasaur now requires metal ingots to shoot projectiles
     - Magmasaur projectile speed and gravity adjusted for proper turret targeting in low FPS conditions
     - Ambergris weight now scales by 0.5 in Magmasaur to help with raising babies

    Snow Owl

     - Players recover 50% faster from the frozen state left by the Snow Owl dive
     - Removed the Snow Owl heal effect on enemy players and enemy-tamed creatures (wild creatures are still affected)
     - Snow Owl dive slow has been reduced to 2.5 seconds

    MEK's

     - Pistol Damage versus Tamed Creatures reduced by 30%
     - MEK Rocket Boost (tapping/holding space) should no longer damage tamed creatures or players.
     - Reduce MEK movement speed by 20% when shield is up
     - Sword Damage versus Tamed Creatures and Players reduced by 25%

    Ferox

     - Adjusted Ferox knockback distance for PvE scenarios in which it could move other tribes tames
     - Ferox can no longer be trapped with a bola

    Bloodstalker

     - Reduced the range at which it can grapple an enemy to just slightly below maximum auto turret range (5800 units)
     - Reduced mobility for BloodStalker while over-encumbered
     - Improved the overall feel and appearance when webbed by BloodStalker

    Pelagornis

     - Polymer weight reduced by 80% when in Pelagornis inventory
     - Increased polymer harvesting by approximately 30%

    Rhino

     - Decreased the maximum damage scale from 12.5x to 8x when charging
     - Increased the time/distance it takes to charge up to max by 20% (so it'll take longer to hit that 8x)
     - Rhinos are now affected by Plant Y crowd control

    Cluster Grenades

     - Cluster fragments if shot by a turret will now detonate all other fragments from the same originating grenade

    Fabricator

     - Can now craft the TEK Replicator (TEK Replicator has been removed from Loot Crates in Genesis)

    TEK Suits

     - Increased TEK Suit repair costs by approximately 20%
     - Wearing a full TEK suit will prevent you from being targeted by bees when opening a beehive
     - Capped TEK Suit durability at 1500
     - TEK Suit repair costs now scale with quality

    HLNA

     - Improved the accuracy of HLNA cardinal direction when teleporting
     - HLNA teleportation logic now tries to avoid turrets, non-allied players, and hostile dinos
     - Improved reliability of HLNA teleportation when traveling with tames
     - Improved HLNA performance when crafting a large number of items

    Missions

     - Improved several visual components of the mission UI (difficulty text, leaderboards, item lists, mission notifications)
     - Increase to timers on various beta and alpha race missions
     - Improved navigation issues on Escort Missions
     - Removed mission requirement for additional players when entering the final boss with a player who has the requirements.
     - Added a HUD notification during the VR Boss fight to indicate you've reached the limit
     - Creatures can no longer attack through the barrier while on Gauntlet missions

    Creatures (Misc)

     - Schools of fish no longer damage rafts and motorboats
     - Prevented itchy from stealing cryopods
     - Parasaurs no longer detect bodies that are not visible or rendered
     - Reduced cloning cost for the Giant Turtle
     - Gachas will no longer auto consume buff soup/food. This means they won't accidentally eat them when they're stored in troughs.
     - Added the ability to use the Reaper tailspin attack while using a gamepad
     - Insect swarms now give chitin instead of hide

    Damage/Health

     - Increased damage to insect swarms by Beelzebufo to 2.5x
     - Increased damage to insect swarms by Fire to 1.5x
     - Reduced health of insect swarms by 50%
     - Reduced Tek Claw damage against structures
     - Reduced AoE damage on the TEK cruise missile

    Biomes

     - Significantly reduced the frequency and slightly increased the duration of green rain in the bog biome
     - Reduced the number of insect swarms in Bog biome by about 25%
     - Added a cooldown between green rain insect swarm spawns.
     - Reduced the bat spawns in the main volcano within the volcano biome
     - Made several collision improvements for meshes on Aberration

    Bugs

     - Fixed an exploit with Magmasaur
     - Fixed an issue with Dedicated storage locking behavior on PvE (Players could withdraw items when it was "locked")
     - Fixed a bug that allowed building within the boss arena on Valguero
     - Fixed 100+ holes, terrain, and level design issues across various maps
     - Fixed a turret exploit with the Space Whale
     - Fixed multiple cases where the Bloodstalker couldn't swing around Extinction
     - Fixed some configuration issues with the dynamic rates ini on non-standard official servers
     - Fixed an issue with collision on several meshes
     - Fixed several mesh holes in various biomes
     - Fixed several missing notifications on gather, retrieve, basketball, hunt, and escort missions
     - Fixed an exploit that allowed Ferox to clip inside enemy structures
     - Fixed a bug which prevented the Moeder boss fight from initiating correctly
     - Fixed a bug which prevent players from seeing Primitive+ servers
     - Fixed an issue with crafting costs on TEK items
     - Fixed a bug which allowed players to cancel the Spinos' animation and attack twice.
     - Fixed multiple bugs related to locations showing Mission Areas when they weren't supposed to or vice versa
     - Fixed an invulnerability exploit
     - Fixed an invulnerability exploit for ferox
     - Fixed cooldown time for the mindwipe
     - Fixed various server crashes
     - Fixed a crash related to the bog spider
     - Fixed instances where the lunar buff would remain after using a TEK Teleporter
     - Fixed a rare occurrence where Ferox could jump through the mesh or get through the world barrier
     - Fixed a bug where Ferox could jump while over-encumbered
     - Fixed a bug that caused Ferox taming meter to be invisible
     - Fixed several taming effectiveness and taming multiplier bugs with BloodStalker and Giant Turtle
     - Fixed a case where Space Whale could blink behind static meshes
     - Fixed a bug with Ferox that allowed it to stay transformed by forcefeeding
     - Fixed an issue with mindwipes that caused them to have an increased cooldown timer
     - Fixed a bug with Ferox taming methods
     - Fixed an instance in which the BloodStalker's web could remain attached after teleporting with HLNA
     - Fixed a rare occurrence where the Dodo Basketball mission could not be completed after switching languages
     - Fixed several visual bugs with HLNA teleportation
     - Fixed a bug that prevented players using gamepads from using the throw attack on Karkinos
     - Fixed an issue that caused a Follow whistle command when holding 'B' on a gamepad
     - Fixed an occurrence where the mining drill sound would remain playing after mounting a dino
     - Fixed instances with damage scaling while using weapons with projectiles
     - Fixed a rare bug that caused recent mission progress to be lost after a server restart
     - Fixed a bug that caused the Space Whale corpse to disappear after 1 hit
     - Fixed a bug that prevented several Aberration dinos from being downloaded on Genesis
     - Fixed occurrences where Magmasaur could damage structures out of turret range
     - Fixed an exploit with Ferox
     - Fixed several performance-related crashes
     - Fixed an instance where the mining drill could dismount players
     - Fixed occurrences where players could incorrectly get inside of Gauntlet missions
     - Fixed incorrect damage for building in Arctic and Ocean biome
     - Fixed implementation of newly added Genesis configuration settings
     - Fixed an exploit with Ferox
     - Fixed a display bug with the Hexagon Shop
     - Fixed a bug where Pelas and Itchys would fly to xyz coordinates 0 0 0
     - Fixed a bug where players could attack each other with the mining drill
     - Fixed a bug where items may have received an unintended item cap
     - Fixed player emote specific to Portugese language setting
     - Fixed certain languages not finding appropriate directories
     - Fixed several mesh holes
     - Fixed a critical crash
     - Fixed space whale's display name
     - Fixed an issue where rock slides would linger after ending
     - Fixed several visual bugs with Magmasaur
     - Fixed several visual bugs with Space Whale
     - Fixed several bugs with the Ferox taming process
     - Fixed issue where insect swarms could attack through walls
     - Fixed an issue with Megachelon (turtle) taming method
     - Fixed a taming bug with the Bloodstalker
     - Fixed a crash with Extinction's horde crate and element node
     - Fixed some bugs which caused projectiles to not expire on clients
     - Fixed an issue that would prevent players connecting to OC servers
     - Fixed an issue that prevented players from receiving the mission buff in specific biomes (Bog/Ocean/Arctic)
     - Fixed the increased damage multiplier in various biomes
     - Fixed an edge case that caused the player to be destroyed when mounting an Equus and equipping its saddle
     - Fixed a visual bug with the Hover Skiff rotation when restarting the server
     - Fixed an instance where players with glide suits weren't being reeled in properly by BloodStalker
     - Fixed a bug where the Giant Turtle could be tamed out of render distance
     - Fixed an instance in which tamed dinos would be launched long distances by avalanches
     - Fixed a visual bug with the Space Whale saddle that caused skins to remain on when the saddle is removed
     - Fixed a bug where Ferox Stats were being rerolled after first time transforming
     - Fixed a damage exploit with Ferox
     - Fixed a rare case where the mining drill could damage the tek sensor
     - Fixed an exploit with cruise missiles that allowed them to bypass turrets
     - Added Deinonychus saddle to the engrams list
     - Added several missing items to the HLNA Hexagon Store
     - Magamasaur no longer takes damage from lava on The Center
     - Ferox should now keep its imprint buff when in large form
     - Teleporting East in the Bog biome will no longer transport the player South East
     - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the tek alarm
     - Activation/deactivation settings will now save on the pressure plate
     - The lava on The Island in caves and the lava in the Wyvern trench on S.E. will no longer damage Magmasaur
     - Cryopods can be accessed in the HLNA Shop again
     - Made adjustments in areas near the volcano to fix rare instances where eruptions would instantly kill players/dinos
     - Prevented Meks from being deployed in the VR Mission
     - Re-enabled configuration to prevent Reapers from being transferred to Genesis
     - Improved several areas where localization was missing or incorrectly
     - Removed the ability to give birth to Reapers while on Genesis
     - Basketball Missions rewards should now match their intended reward returns
     - Restored Extinction Horde mode data

     


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    Character loss has gotten to a point you are going to lose people. Let people duplicate characters for other servers so they don't lose everything on a server crash. Pull you heads out of your rear ends for long enough to see this is the only acceptable fix.

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    +1 eu genesis server 663 is down a many time in the day. Since 30min now impossible to join . Gg 

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    That was the only counter argument I could come up with until I realized that on all other servers they are still considered 'crafted'. All maps but one consider rewards/drop items as crafted.

    Edited by Critter

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    it is useless to create events if all the all caves are closed by behemoth therefore impossible to tame Bulbdog/

    Featherlight /ravager /Karkinos /and glitch /server genesis ps4 1221

     

    several reports you may do nothing while all the caves are blocking voluntarily

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    Hello Wildcard

     

    Thanks for the updates, but will you fix what you break before you release it please ?

    What happened to Linux Clients, you leave them out again?

    Last week - update fixes them. This week you break them again  ?

     

    Any idea on testing them for each game client before releasing them on mass ?

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

    See continued issue and suggestions here wildcard:

    https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/1751275687422971597/

     

    Easter Joy and Blessings to All

    Edited by Onexios
    Adding Link to Discussion for their Eggcelent Responses

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    Please WC fix your errors. 
    I have uploaded my character doing with adjusting the settings before ascending... now the download button has disappeared from all my maps on signal player. So went to upload a basic character to then download the one I want and now that’s been deleted my character is once again lost. 
     

    please sort this out for the consoles 

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    Ok so the event....how are we supposed to enjoy it and all your hard work fixing all these bugs/issues when the servers are crashing every hour or so?

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    Why have a mission that automatically pods ur dino and dumps its inventory when started without warning the player first?  So flipping stupid.  I lost so much kibble and structures because I had NO IDEA THAT WOULD HAPPEN.  You developers really should employ some common sense game testers.  There is so much stupidity in this game it is nearly unplayable.  But, your continued unapologetic approach to customer service and lack of integrity to the gamers are why so many people will never buy another game developed by WC.  If your company was a business ppl actually went to purchase items or services (store, restaurant, retail, bank) it would be out of business.  In short, terrible mechanics and poorly implemented game.

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    And Ark is down again

    https://downdetector.com/status/ark/

    917 has been crashing for days, and now it's been offline for almost 3 days. Why did I even buy this game if I can't play. I will for sure not be buying Atlas, or the Genesis pass. 

    Why have an event if you know you're gonna crash. This has happened every event. I am so annoyed with Wildcard. 

    I also don't need a BS post about you working on it....just fix the damn game

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    And Ark is down again

    https://downdetector.com/status/ark/

    917 has been crashing for days, and now it's been offline for almost 3 days. Why did I even buy this game if I can't play. I will for sure not be buying Atlas, or the Genesis pass. 

    Why have an event if you know you're gonna crash. This has happened every event. I am so annoyed with Wildcard. 

    I also don't need a BS post about you working on it....just fix the damn game

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    During the 3.5 x event the servers crashed and again 917, I lost an entire line of boss Rexes, 1 boss yuti, 1 625 giga...I submitted a ticket, but I never heard anything else about that.

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    why do we struggle and grind if you're stupid events take the servers down. Maybe you should just stop running events and tell you understand how server management works

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    200,000 HEXAGON for the replikator???? Whos bought this DLC in the first month they got easily tamed ferox , easy replikator etc. .... Now it's almost impossible to farm it alone ... Thanks for the correction WC .............

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    Yup servers crashing every hour and starts around 6pm est and continues through the early mornings.  It started after the patch the other day.  All of us realize that you all work hard, very hard to bring new and exciting things to the game with these events, but for the love of God, TEST THINGS BEFORE YOU ROLL THEM OUT!!!!!  in the last couple years it does seem like all of you at studio Wildcard are more concerned about content than functionality!  YOU DONT LISTEN TO YOUR COMMUNITY!  You can say that you are all about making the game content and keep functionality the priority of the base game THEN PROVE IT!!!!  Actions speak louder than your empty words ever could.  Right now your actions speak to the simple fact you don’t care about your players!  Simple things like we can’t even type the word “I” in chat, FOR REAL??  To the game literally crashing like early access, without warning or possible cause, some serious abnormal lag spikes, characters being lost, not to mention I have been sitting here for a half hour trying to get back into my server to complete some business deals and I CAN’T BECAUSE IS SAID CAN’T FIND ADDRESS!!!!  Finally after that I’m able to get in.  I’ve mentioned it before on here FIX THE DAMN LIGHTNING IN THE GREEN OB AREA ON CENTER......please.  The center is still a very popular map and I’m sure all center servers do it or is it just a crossplay thing?  THIS is the reason why I didn’t waste my time or money on genesis!  Then you go and rework things to make them extremely hard to get?  The bloodstalker taking 1k blood packs?  Guess I’m not getting those even if I do buy genesis unless I buy it and I like to tame my animals not buy them.  
     

    What is it going to take for you to listen, test things against the core game and make sure that a firm stable game base is more important than building the coolest 747 jumbo jet on top of a crumbling building?  If this were my company a metric crap ton of issues with this game never would made it out of early access, they would have been fixed before full release, at any cost!  I love this game as all of the community does but this is getting waaayyyyyy out of control and I’m close to hanging up the controller on this game for good, and the fact is I’m not the only one.  Wildcard, do us, the game and yourselves a favor.....fix what is broken in the game, or you might not in time have a game to fix.  I hate to say that but that is stone cold truth.

     

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    Any patchnotes to the sudden 10GB update this morning or naw?

    Is the easter event over, did colored dinos make up 1/3 of the base game install size?

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    4 hours ago, Amerikanovich said:

    Any patchnotes to the sudden 10GB update this morning or naw?

    Is the easter event over, did colored dinos make up 1/3 of the base game install size?

    Are these the ones you're looking for?

     

    Current Version: v310.27 - 04/14/2020

    • Adjusted several creatures for the prevention of mesh biting
    • Fixed a crash that resulted when trying to craft an item from the hotbar
    • Ferox breeding/mutation movement speed has been corrected to be consistent between small and large Ferox.
    • Terrain textures have been improved on The Island in areas where it appeared to be low quality
    • Improved several terrain areas in Genesis that caused players to get stuck, to be incorrectly teleported, or allowed players to unfairly exploit.
    • Fixed an issue with the lighting in caves on The Island
    • Fixed an exploit with turrets and ziplines
    • Fixed an exploit with meshing and the cruise missile

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    On 4/6/2020 at 11:01 PM, MstrNolf said:

    What is the purpose of the unable to grind loot function it’s begging to be pointless to gather multiple vaults full of saddles I cannot use such as giga or Gacha saddles on genesis. Please just let me grind all the useless armor ect please .

    i agree with this or add the dinos

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    just wondering. i thought this section is a place to talk about the new content. Why do people keep posting servers down and bugs when there a place to complain too. I would think this would only slow down getting what ever you want fixed.JS

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    So i couldnt Enter my Egg on the other Post so heres my entry :) Ferox in the Spring, melting snow and sprouting flowers. 767cd78821cec7d36de176f29b79fe61.jpg

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    Does anyone know if there is a travel limit on the servers? Because I am stuck in a map and can no longer move.  my friend too

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    On 4/14/2020 at 5:59 PM, BowBeforeP said:

    200,000 HEXAGON for the replikator???? Whos bought this DLC in the first month they got easily tamed ferox , easy replikator etc. .... Now it's almost impossible to farm it alone ... Thanks for the correction WC .............

    Devs only pve thats why

    • Facepalm 1

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    hey admin cant finish genesis boss always server crash, i try 3 time beta gamma stage 4 boss half hp, server crash :/ plz fix it :)

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    "Full pass on loot crates" ??

    Hahahahaha, no really, hahahahahahahahahahaha

    This is what a 35k loot crate just gave me...

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    Wyvern milk???? WYVERN MILK???? on a server that doesn't even have Wyverns on it and isn't part of a cluster? LMAO, Wildcard, I'm normally the first to be supportive, but if this is your idea of a "full pass on loot crates" you need to hire different programmers 😂 Still I guess the element would be useful if there was actually any way of getting a tek replicator on this map...

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