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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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    6 hours ago, nairda2k9 said:

    Did the rollback happen? 

    Yes and there might be another there so called "HOT FIX" didnt fix nothing still black screening and losing stuff. >:(

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    2 minutes ago, OGROWENOWEEDO said:

    Yes and there might be another there so called "HOT FIX" didnt fix nothing still black screening and losing stuff. >:(

    Why would a server rollback fix that? It was not a version rollback, it was a rollback to the start of the event. It is likely the client-side patches that will fix those issues, which are still in certification.

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    resource no longer spawns I couldn’t crystal metal tree and obsidian solo ps4

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    Why would a server rollback fix that? It was not a version rollback, it was a rollback to the start of the event. It is likely the client-side patches that will fix those issues, which are still in certification.

    It'll fix the tames and items lost not to mention characters lost due to this bad file  put in thru arks devs for this new event they have to fix the client which was supposed to happen after the recent roll back but its still happening so now i feel its a coding issue which is why its coming up as corrupted file for the devs and users as well. Why not client check your files before you upload them to public you could easily open a private test server and test the update before releasing to public they need to sith the the files find the corrupted file and fix the issue wether its a coding issue in the file or just bad file which i dont see a client update fixing that they would have to redeploy that whole update after they fix the file wouldnt they ???

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    1 minute ago, TheBlueB0mber said:

    Sunglasses don't work on ferox. Sadface.

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    So you can apply it to the helmet and equip it to it ?? 

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    There is NO event on the Primitive + servers !! It is not nice that we are disadvantaged here 😞

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    25 minutes ago, PikaSaurus said:

    Still no word on crystal isle for consoles I see

    Yes, it's meant to be coming in September. 

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    Another unplayable addition to the game. Crash to dash literally every 5 minutes. 100 prime jerky per emote and 50 prime jerky per Chibi? Ridiculous but ok....Made 22 preserving bins, 9k spark powder, gathered and cooked 650 prime meat, put 2200 oil in bins with powder and cooked prime. All the while crashing to dash every 5 minutes. Think persistence pays off? Logged in today and none of it ever happened. Preserving bins not even there. Pfff. What a joke. Keep farming? Naaah. Don’t think so. 

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    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!

    Changing value from 50 to 5 takes more than a day apparently.

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    When are y’all going to fix the game tired of getting kicked ever five to 10 this is the worst thing ever I have played from day one and I think y’all really screwed this up not happy 

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    Arks summer Crash! So far 0 fun.  Sad that I recruited 4 players for you 2 days ago.  Probably not coming back:(

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    Still getting kicked..when will they fix the game so its playable..I do t even care about summer bash I just want to play for more than 5 mins at a time.

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    13 hours ago, reapersvengance said:

    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

    The worst part is that was going on BEFORE the update... Had to put that in perspective lol

    on Scorched at least.

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    Wow thats amazing! Another broken update for us console players.. and more than 24 hours to fix it..

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    Look guys just give me back my event Ab otter, it was a gift from a tribe mate who had to leave ark due to their spouse committing suicide.

     

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    Happy Summer Disconnect... After 5 Years, an update without Warning, a Rollback from 12h without an ingame Info. Now evry couple min a Disconnect. Thx for waste my Gaming Time, killing New Babys or Old beloved Dinos and Reduce my Fun by Playing Ark. I cant wrote in words how i feel. I read about the Nice Colorates and wanted to tame a few, its not Possible and my Dinos will Die by DCD at any Point! Why Collect new Chibis, when i lose all Chibis in 40 min, bec DCD dead evry 3 min. Thx and Happy Summer Time.

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