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  • Community Crunch 227: Summer Bash and Summer Sale

    Summer Bash Is Live

    Break out your shades and catch some rays in the 2020 Summer Bash event. If you ever needed an excuse to celebrate summer and soak in some sun, we've got you covered.  From June 25th to July 14th the second Summer Bash event will be underway.  Spend your time relaxing by the beach in the new Hawaiian shirts or have a fight your tribe using the new water-gun skin. However you choose to spend your summer in ARK, Summer Bash is bound to cook up a lot of entertainment. 

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    Server Settings

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    Event Start

    • PC: 10AM PDT
    • XBOX & PS4: 1PM PDT

    Rate Boosts

    • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
    • 4X Player XP
    • 4X Harvesting
    • 4X Taming

    New Emotes

    • Guitar Riff
    • Drum Solo
    • Head Banger

    New Skins

    • 4 new Hawaiian-style shirt Skins
    • 3 new Swimsuit Skins
    • BBQ-themed Grilling Spatula (Club Skin)
    • Frisbee Skin (Boomerang)
    • 1 Sunglasses Skin w/ customizable lenses
    • Super Soaker style Squirt Gun Skin (Flamethrower)

    New Chibi Pets

    • Manta
    • Ammonite
    • Cnidaria
    • Plesiosaur
    • Astrocetus

    Event-Colored Wild Creatures

    • Dino Dark Blue
    • Red
    • White
    • Dino Sky Blue
    • Dark Red
    • Blue
    • Light Grey
    • Cream
    • Cammo
    • Orange
    • MediumTeal
    • DarkBlue
    • LemonLime
    • Peach
    • Coral

    The event kicks off at 10AM PDT for PC and 1PM PDT for XBOX and PS4.

    UPDATE: We'll be rolling out an patch to greatly reduce the cost of prime jerky for Summer Bash items later this evening. In the meantime, start stocking up that jerky for your chibis and emotes!

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    Breeding Performance Improvements

    With the start of the 5th Anniversary event, we implemented some changes to the way our servers calculate growing baby dinos. By distributing these calculations we can recover some of the performance costs related to breeding calculations, which is quite cost-intensive.


    In more technical terms, we have done this by measuring the stress on a server with each tick and batching the actors to process their breeding calculations over the course of several ticks rather than all of them on every tick. For a server that is already in a stable state not much might be noticed, but for a server under intense stress players may notice that breeding calculations, and the initial start of mating may be a little delayed.


    The good news is that players should notice less performance issues during boosted breeding rates. Servers will always be put under extra strain during event rates, especially so in regards to breeding rates but we've sought to minimize that with these changes and we've noticed some positive improvements.


    If you are on a busy server and experiencing some delays, this is why and we're currently iterating on this so these response delays don't feel like as much of a disruption.

     


    Our Community Crunch Is Moving

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    We're moving the Community Crunch back to Friday's!  In addition to moving the Crunch back to Friday's we'll start to feature community content in the Community Crunch rather than its own separate day.  If you are creating or sharing ARK content, be sure to tag it with #playARK for a chance to be featured!


    ARK Summer Sale

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    Kick back enjoy a great start to your summer with the ARK Summer Sale.  For a limited time, ARK will be up to 80% off!

    ARK on Steam

    ARK on Epic Games Store

     


    EVO Event

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    While Summer Bash is active from June 25th to July 14th, there will be no special EVO event rates.

    Summer Bash Rates

    • 3X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
    • 4X Player XP
    • 4X Harvesting
    • 4X Taming

     


    Community Fan Art

    Crystal Griffin by @bluedragonark

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    Fire Reef by @ProjectTiamat

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    ActualBlack Megatherium by @TiiaAurora

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    Argentavis on Genesis by @PicturesofArk
     

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    Epic Viking Longhouse by @ThePilgrimz

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    Wyvern Drawing by @RunsWithPencil

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    See you next week!

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    32 minutes ago, Cedric said:

    These wont be available on P+ but you get the skins with prime jerky.

    Is there anyway to make them available on prim please? We miss out on a lot of cool things over here. The engrams are showing in the cooking pot. Please check into it for us

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    4 hours ago, Snipar88 said:

    Come on Guys... dont screw your amazing events with player-unfrindly things like 50 prime for one chibi.... i dont get it... Make it 10 cooked meat and everything is just fine. And youre „Breeding improvements“ are a huge scam. It‘s a huge bug and you should be a shame of selling it as a feature... get it back to the time before your Birthday event. Also since then, every 15 minutes the server freezes for about 10 secs.... with the money you have stolen with the awefull genesis dlc, you should upgrade your servers...

    Also my Scorched Earth Shield Skin and Helmet Skin is vanished on my main map The Island....

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    7 minutes ago, Snipar88 said:

    Also my Scorched Earth Shield Skin and Helmet Skin is vanished on my main map The Island....

    Yeah same thing happened to me. Lost my desert sword skin, manticore helmet skin, and manticore shield skin. Guess I have to run scorched caves and ice queen cave again.

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    44 minutes ago, SmokePVP145 said:

    Game is crashing a lot since the update on consoles 

    I can support this statement. Just crashed while doing nothing.

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    5 hours ago, TheKaijuKing said:

    Nice

    Not nice cant tranfer char out of genesis after this update, now i can do nothing. singleplayer on offi my base is now allone for what ever the time is to get back to my main server, rip my base thanks wild ass

     

    6 hours ago, TheKaijuKing said:

    Nice

    for no warning and kill all and my base for a event👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😠

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    I love this. BUT the real question is, when the crap are y'all gonna release the title music. I love the summer bash tune.

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    be nice to see in the patch notes that the rock drake exploit fixed or blood stalker exploit fixed or lunar mesh exploit fixed but instead you made it cheaper so mesh abusers can afford another account so there mains don't get banned congrats wildcard for another solid update 🙄

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    5 hours ago, Stonecoldkiller said:

     1 hour ago, xihphor said:

    can you look into tropeo taming intervals please if not already. ty kindly. They seem to be extremely long compared to what dododex is reporting.

     

     

    Ya the last couple ive tamed have been ridiculous

    first was 20 min per feeding

    second was 35 min each feeding

    both are longer then dododex shows for the entire tame and thats only to add the next kibble its crazy

    are you damaging the trope's before taming them?

     

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    I would like to know when the upload will work again? I will not be happy if I lose all my tames cuz the game won't allow data transfers. Hope this is fixed very very soon 

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    Heard there’s going to be a rollback due to this crashing and losing tames when’s this gonna happen 

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    2 minutes ago, Jenettic said:

    Heard there’s going to be a rollback due to this crashing and losing tames when’s this gonna happen 

    oh i really hope so

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    Am I the only that can’t download my character. I have to login before my my stuff from my ark data vanish. Why is there no download character button 

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    You all made my day 😆 thankyou soo much wildcard. 6hrs till i finish work & im down to the halls of reaper to get me my 1st coloured demon baby

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    Black screen every 5 mins, couldnt re-equip a saddle once I put a skin on it, 50 prime jerky for a random chibi?  Won't be getting any chibi's.  And that's all in the first 30 mins.  Classic WC nubs.

     

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    Just waited for days to get some cool dino colors and now I cant even walk around my base without crashing the game in host solo and going back to the last save I did before the new update... I'm on xbox

    Any chances of fixing it?

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    7 hours ago, TheKaijuKing said:

    Nice

    It would be if you could use any of the content. It would help to know when they’ll fix things instead of adding more broken pieces 

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