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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!

    Studio Wildcard 


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    14 minutes ago, Milambur1 said:

    where is the windows 10 update its not showing in the store, can you guys just add an option to update in game 

    Windows 10 have not yet released it for download for some rerason.

     

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    Please just fix the game so I'm not disconnecting every ten minutes on official, so I can enjoy the event! Thanks....

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    Is there still going to be another update/rollback still missing all abbe dinos and cant do much no access

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    18 hours ago, GhostCreep said:

    Yay...

    Now can you fix the crashes on Scorched Earth xb single player and every other single player map that needs it? Please?

    Yea seriously I just bought the game a week ago on Xbox and having having a great time... update happens and now my single player game crashes every 20 mins

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    Holy crap, Wild Card have done it again, 5 years this game has been out and yet you still cannot release an update without breaking your own game, never managed to release one DLC on time and just still dropping your Giga sized poop on every player on console. Get your act together and maybe people might stop leaving comments like this. 

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    10 hours ago, FOSKITOS said:

    Wildcard you did it again, game has a lot of lag in console, I’ve lost animals cause of that and trust me is not my internet, you really need to upgrade the servers in console, also game keeps crashing (at least to me) and 50 prime jerky for a random chibi 😑 come on (my wyvern is in another server and I can’t go to that server, it’s going to die if I don’t go, you better fix it fast wildcard).

    Tbh they will be running top end servers that I'm sure we're not bought from Walmart. The game lags not because of the game it's because the players are always finding ways to do something that was not meant to do. Like building pillars all over the map, these have to be rendered in and when they are everywhere lag, reapers on gen at the start glitches in lag, duping major lag, 500 Dino's out lag. I don't lag on 379 others cause me the lag.

     

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    I really hope they do this roll back soon. I have tames in upload that expire in 7 hours and I would like to get them out so I don't lose them to the upload but the ark data has been disabled after the update for ps4 and now they are stuck. If I lose all my tames I might have to quit playing. That's hours and days of hard work for tames and new babies that have either been just hatched or just born. Please fix this!!!

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    Just now, nairda2k9 said:

    Did the rollback happen? 

    No, I just found out that it will happen eventually so that means everything i've done since the update will be gone, dinos raised, tames...all gonna be gone....

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    Could you have a look at the servers on Xbox me and my friends are disconnecting every 10-15 minutes not sure if you are already but I thought I should at least ask

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    It's getting to be a regular joke. With every update comes 5 days of unplayable situations. two of the three servers I plan on are not even available of course that's where my body is on one of those. I dare you guys to do updates early in the morning so that you could actually have a full day to make up for your mistakes and shortcomings. this is made all the worse by me having a defibrillator put in my heart this morning and lost last night is my last night to play it for a while. Thanks for making this another memorable event

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    why after every update or event is there always a moment where you lag and get kicked every so many mins on xbox at least that what it seems to me 

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    3 hours ago, Milambur1 said:

    where is the windows 10 update its not showing in the store, can you guys just add an option to update in game 

     

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    I used to love this game. I've been wiped a few times so I put my best tames in upload for extra security. Then this event goes live and there locked with a steadily decreasing timer. I do not like hours and weeks of my time being wasted. I understand things don't go exactly as planned sometimes but something has to be done. These are my breading lines in upload so if I am to keep playing they need to be returned. If they aren't returned I'll be starting from scratch, and on a pvp server that happens but not like this. I was looking forward to this event and right now it feels like no point to playing anymore. Please fix this as well. Thanks for your time and effort.

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    22 hours ago, FreeEnergyDrink said:

    Um woot ? 50 prime jerky ? this is on SP and MP Official... c'mon guys..

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    Now I have to hide my jerky from kid tribemates that dont grind

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    2 hours ago, Blucifer said:

    I used to love this game. I've been wiped a few times so I put my best tames in upload for extra security. Then this event goes live and there locked with a steadily decreasing timer. I do not like hours and weeks of my time being wasted. I understand things don't go exactly as planned sometimes but something has to be done. These are my breading lines in upload so if I am to keep playing they need to be returned. If they aren't returned I'll be starting from scratch, and on a pvp server that happens but not like this. I was looking forward to this event and right now it feels like no point to playing anymore. Please fix this as well. Thanks for your time and effort.

    Thats a respectable player. You guys owe him some effort.

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    So am I still waiting on a Client fix or something @Jatheish cause my Ab otters are still MIA and they didn't starve 3 tek troughs full of fish meat see to that

     

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    Servers are crashing and people are black screening because of this nee update there losing tames items etc. How long till this issue is fixed and what happenes to the tames and items lost due to this issue ? 

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    The game is crashing alot on xbox one valguero map

    We need a patch for it  fix it   

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    Day two of event black screening yall have to fix this issue with the game cant get sh@!T done when every 5 to 15 mins hit dash board its definitely not a network issue from my or the other thousands of people having the same issues still losing tames still losing resources from runs not to mention eggs and inventory items etc. Id like to go tame some new event stuff but cant because yall have this a horrible tech team. Yall are to focused on new maps then fixing issues with current gameplay fix the F@&*ING GAME.

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    DONT SEE HOW YOU PUT SERVER HEALTH AS HEALTHY WHEN ITS STILL HAVING ISSSSUEEEESSSSS!!!!!

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