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  • Community Crunch 224: Anniversary Event, Crystal Isles Launch, New Dino & More!

    Greetings Survivors!

    June 2020 will mark the 5th Anniversary of ARK: Survival Evolved, and what an amazing five years it’s been! We have some special treats planned to commemorate the occasion with our fantastic community!

    We’ll be celebrating this momentous milestone with multi-week long revelries which will include a special birthday in-game event, the arrival of a new dinosaur, and the initial rollout of the one-of-a-kind experience of the expansive Official “ISO: Crystal Isles” map!

    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

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    Here’s a little teaser of our new real-world dinosaur primed to make its dizzying mark upon the skies on June the 4th across all platforms! Can you guess what it is??!

    Crystal Isles

    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. 

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    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’re thrilled to bring it to players as a fully supported free DLC.

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    Crystal Isles will initially launch for PC on June the 4th, with an Xbox and PS4 launch coming later this summer as the team continues to hunker down and iterate on the console version.

    We hear you on the Crystal Wyverns and they’ll certainly be making their tameable appearance on the Isles! ;)

    Anniversary Event!

    And finally, we’ll be donning our party hats and celebrating with a time-honored in-game event commencing on all platforms on June 4, featuring Party Dodos, interactive cakes, new chibis & surprises, and dazzling unicorns frolicking on rainbows. Yes, really! 

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    It’s been an incredible journey over the last 5 years filled with so many unforgettable memories and we can’t wait to celebrate with you once more! 

    Eggcellent Adventure Winners!

    There were so many amazing entries we found it hard to choose just one winner from each category so we’ve decided to award more prizes. 

    Grand Prize: 100$, plus a copy of the Genesis Season Pass and a special ARK Goodie bag!

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    Congratulations, what an epic creation!

    Winners: 100$ prize each!

    DodoPandora

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    AlannahJay101

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    Mitharen

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    Runners up: 50$ prize each!

    Amitaya1982

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    MagmaMage
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    Thank you for all your creative entries!


    Steam Sale: Explorers Edition (75% Off)

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    Want to introduce your friends to the world of ARK?  Right now, the ARK: Survival Evolved Explorer's Edition Bundle is available for 75% off on Steam! The Explorer's Edition gives you access to the base game as well as the Scorched Earth, Aberration, and Extinction Expansion Packs.

    Go grab your copy now!


    EVO Event

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    As mentioned in an earlier post, we've enabled 2x XP, taming, breeding, and harvest. We'll continue to run these rates for the time being as a gesture towards our community as we all deal with the isolation and stress during these tough times.

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    We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past five years and we couldn’t have done it without your love and support.
    Thank you! Stay safe and take care!

    Studio Wildcard 


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    On 5/10/2020 at 11:45 AM, Jatheish said:

    Just to provide some clarity surrounding the new creature. It'll be found on Crystal Isles on PC, and on Console it will be available on the other maps (list TBD). Once we've released Crystal Isles on Consoles, we'll be adjusting its spawn so it's found there instead. Whilst the map needs some additional time to get it ready on console, the creature will be ready and we didn't want to hold it back. Plus with the launch of CI, we'll still get some new Wyvern variants which'll be fresh at the time.

    Whoa, you're keeping the Crystal Wyverns? Any guesses as to whether they will ever be transferable?

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    On 5/11/2020 at 12:38 PM, Bigchingus7890 said:

    I agree. It looks like either one but don’t ask me how to say the names lol 😂  

    Edit   It said dizzying so another spin attack Dino? Or can turn like a tape?

     

    You'll be able to pronounce Ornithocheirus after watching this.

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    2 hours ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    I’m guessing ark action figures and a map/poster of the island or something. Btw what did you make your model out of?

    Hi big chingus, I made the model out of scrunched up foil, polymer clay and cloth dropped in glue. Theres this really great artist who uses some low budget techniques that I used you can find him at https://gourmetpapermache.com. The egg is an actual egg that I painted and added some clay to, and the environment is just a cardboard sheet covered in paint. The whole thing took about 16-20 hours to make (not including paint drying time). But I enjoyed the whole thing so it didn’t matter how long it took. I estimate the whole thing cost around $15-$20 all up:)

     

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    20 hours ago, ladyteruki said:

    You can't tame it. It tames you.

    It technically is tameable, so can have one of these if you like, in the game of course. Hope you understand, I just didn't want us to get in some sort of fight, ok, please, with sugar on top.

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    46 minutes ago, Ty5 said:

    It technically is tameable, so can have one of these if you like, in the game of course. Hope you understand, I just didn't want us to get in some sort of fight, ok, please, with sugar on top.

    R/whoooooosh

     

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    Congrats for Anniversary.Game has issues no doubt but still playing for 3 years now.Ark is unique!

    Wondering about what kind of Boss arena waiting us in Crystal isles thats why i downloaded map for checking it in single player.

    Couldnt teleport boss arena but i saw my mythological nightmare in Obeliks: the manticore which not like landing.

    isles gonna be 4th map where we fight against manticore.pls fix its landing mechanic or consider to add another boss there.we really dont like him. ☹️

    @Jatheish  @Dollie

     

     

     

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    Donk67

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    New flyer has to be the largest of the Species otherwise I'm not interested, so I'm looking forward to taming the Coloborhynchus

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    On 5/4/2020 at 8:58 PM, Meola said:

    2 fantastic mods and an equally great map!

    sup

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    11 hours ago, butwhytho said:

    Hi big chingus, I made the model out of scrunched up foil, polymer clay and cloth dropped in glue. Theres this really great artist who uses some low budget techniques that I used you can find him at https://gourmetpapermache.com. The egg is an actual egg that I painted and added some clay to, and the environment is just a cardboard sheet covered in paint. The whole thing took about 16-20 hours to make (not including paint drying time). But I enjoyed the whole thing so it didn’t matter how long it took. I estimate the whole thing cost around $15-$20 all up:)

     

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    Wow cool. Congratulations for winning (forgot to say that in the last post I made)     You play on xbox?   

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    So your releasing a PC map mode to PC only June 4th XD we need a different page called ark console were you actually talk to us instead of just catering to your PC pvp players, it's cool I guess just more wasted time, you know if you guys need real workers who can actually deliver the product you always try to promise when you (even closely) say. Than why dont you go to some colleges an get people who are ready to work, the mod community makes the official look like a joke an I bet you if those people ran your game it would be smooth sailing. Sincerely from the legacy console community  fudge you.

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    1 hour ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    Wow cool. Congratulations for winning (forgot to say that in the last post I made)     You play on xbox?   

    Hi BIG CHINGUS , yes I am an Xbox playa but right now I’m on 30 gb a month data, so if u were thinking of playing a game on Xbox live, as much as I would want too if you’ve ever updated an Xbox you’ll know those things eat updates, so 30 gb probably won’t be enough to feed a data hungry Xbox. So yeah, that does mean that most of my ark gameplay is lonely single player, with nothing but myself and some dinosaur A.I 😔 but I still love the game for what it is.

     Thanks for the congratulations 🙂

     

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    just to point out, like valguero did with their boss arena, what's going to be the arena for Crystal Isles?

    I;m hoping for Rockwell to be in the arena this time. they did manticore in ragnarok and valguero. I've always wanted to fight rockwell in a free dlc. pls?

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    TLC 3 please!

    Congrats on the anniversary. My mate and I got Ark on the 9th of June 2015 and started in the east coast beach area before it became a swamp area. We managed to level to around the low twenties and decided to scout for our first raptor tame. After venturing into the jungle we accidentally found ourselves running away from a level 3 female carno. I ended up crouching with my back against a boulder close by, trying to injure it in a panic with my primitive bow without realising tranq arrows were loaded on my bow. To my surprise I knocked it out and so for the next three in game days we scrambled around farming raw meat and narco berries frantically hoping to tame this beast even though we were far from able to craft a saddle for it. With a happy ending we managed to tame it and we were elated and got it to follow us home. Ark is still special to us.

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    Well done on the anniversary and I'm really glad you stuck with the game and decided to release more DLCs going  past your original plans. 

    I like the Fantasy look of the Crystal Isles but playing on console....I suspect there will be a lot of lag issues and much lower resolutions&detail levels given how vast it looks and how it has those issues even on PC from what vids I've seen. It's one of the things I really disliked in Extinction while Aberration(I'm still annoyed the little fireflies around the giant mushrooms are not there as they add so much to the atmosphere) and Genesis seem to strike a better balance. 

    Still, I'm sure alongside the TLC its some additional content to ties us up till the next proper DLC and I'll be really glad to get it, so much appreciated Wildcard! 

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    Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????

    oh what is this? what is this?🤔 maybe stable work of extinction map whithout 200+ ping, disconects, cruchs, rollbacks, etc... after 2 years? oh, no? this is only new mysteries mysterious ...on new map with a lot of new bug?😒

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    On 5/10/2020 at 11:46 PM, necaradan666 said:

    Whoa, you're keeping the Crystal Wyverns? Any guesses as to whether they will ever be transferable?

    probably not for the first 3 months

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    Honestly the devs should consider nerfing the griffin, it does way too much dmg for a flyer, it also does the damage so quik that you have almost no time to respond before you die.

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    19 minutes ago, Flobs said:

    Honestly the devs should consider nerfing the griffin, it does way too much dmg for a flyer, it also does the damage so quik that you have almost no time to respond before you die.

    Griffin was already nerfed.

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    2 hours ago, Flobs said:

    Honestly the devs should consider nerfing the griffin, it does way too much dmg for a flyer, it also does the damage so quik that you have almost no time to respond before you die.

    get gud

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    3 hours ago, XxsidwinderxX said:

    so i wonder if/what if there will be a new boss. 

    yeah, like a crystal boss? something along that line would be nice

    also, maybe some crystal minions like rockwell did with the aberration creatures

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    2 hours ago, Aylana314159 said:

    Griffin was already nerfed.

    And nerfed and nerfed and nerfed. Imagine that? A dive bomb from a flying lion with eagle talons hurts you little humans.   Almost every dino in this game should do more damage to frail soft squishy humans.  I picture that seven in JP where the Trex snaps the guy up that was sitting on the toilet. Or me, eating a chicken fingers.

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