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    Welcome to another edition of the Community Crunch!

    On Tuesday, August 25th, we will be releasing Crystal Isles for XBOX and PS4 console users!  Additionally, we will be enabling full server transfers into Crystal Isles and our freshly launched Official PC Servers. From August 25th, PC players will be able to download items and creatures onto the map without restriction.  Similar to PC, console users will have a period of time where item and creature downloads will be disabled.

     


    Official Rates Increase

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    With the major update on Tuesday, August 25th, we'll be doubling the fun by doubling the Official Rates across PC, Xbox and PS4 as standard, along with some changes to our specialty servers. From the next major version, Official Server rates will now have increased default rates for Harvesting, Taming, and XP. What was previously ‘2x rates’ prior to today, will now become the new base rate (1x). 

    The increased 2x rates will be implemented directly in the game build itself. This means that Non-Dedicated Servers, Single Player Sessions and of course Unofficial Servers will also feel the increased rates. Therefore, if you’re currently using customized rates, it’s something you will want to keep in mind before this change is in place -- specifically upon the release of the next Major Version on each of your respective platforms, you may wish to reduce your server/game rates by 50% to have the same effective values as before.

    Official rates will be adjusted accordingly:

    • Standard Official Servers: 1x harvesting, taming, and XP (which is equivalent to 2x when considering our old values)
    • Small Tribes Servers: Smalls will have their taming, harvesting, and XP changed to 2.5x (which is equivalent to 5x when considering our old values)
    • Apocalypse Servers: These will remain at 3x harvesting, taming, and XP (which is equivalent to 6x when considering our old values)

     


    EVO Event

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    As mentioned in prior Community Crunches, the Official Network rates will be increasing to 2X following the next major version update on Tuesday, August 25th.  Following the update, we'll have more information on EVO events.  Until then, we'll be using the EVO event system to apply the bonuses.


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    Community Fan Art

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    Wings Of Valor by blue

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    Extinction by scoot

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    Catch you on the flip side!

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    Excuse me, but a lot of the fan art today is stolen art. I can confirm the art ARK Drawing 3 by LukeZera is actually drawn by me, I drew this fan art for ark in 2015 and can be seen on my deviant art page here with the date stamp : https://www.deviantart.com/khaidu/art/Ark-Survival-Evolved-fanart-Boris-the-animal-551137131

    Dragon Hologram by NeoVanilluxe  is drawn by this artist:  https://www.deviantart.com/coffeeater/art/Tracking-dogs-549559841

     ARK Drawing 2 by LukeZera  is drawn by arvalis here: https://www.deviantart.com/arvalis/art/Orishadaon-to-the-Ends-of-the-Urth-433443764

     

    Please remove these images and the credits, these artworks are stolen. A simple reverse image would have shown this.

     

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    Incase you haven't noticed Wildcard..... Your bread and butter are getting TIRED of the Extreme grinding  in your game. People have RL stuff to do and yet , you don't seem to care about it. You know what happens when you don't listen to the people playing your game? The bad ones DDOS it and the others just stop playing it.

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    The 3 "fanart" you showcased by LukeZera is stolen artwork from 3 different artists (all listed in the comments on the steam submissions, one is even watermarked!). Please check on these before showcasing stuff like this! Dont further encourage people to steal art just so they can get showcased like this!

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    I think Small tribes is '10x old values' and Arkpoc servers are '12x old values', otherwise it gets confusing when compared to official's '4x old values' 

    Official = 1x rates, which is 4x old values

    Smalls = 2.5 rates, which is 10x old values

    Also please consider wiping Small Tribes sometime, the gamemode pretty much has only exploiters and RMT/shops playing it nowadays. 

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    Those artworks by "LukeZera" were stolen!! The original artists are on DeviantART. 

    First image was by - arvalis

    Second image was by - Khaidu 

    Third image was by - Coffeeater 

     

    Wildcard you need to check your crediting before you post community fanart please!!! Art theft is a serious offense

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    I wish you would add a Bison/Cow dino, that would walk in herds with a alpha and if you can lasso the alpha the rest would follow you. It would be a great pack tame and good starter dino for new players

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    5 hours ago, khaidu said:

    Excuse me, but a lot of the fan art today is stolen art. I can confirm the art ARK Drawing 3 by LukeZera is actually drawn by me, I drew this fan art for ark in 2015 and can be seen on my deviant art page here with the date stamp : https://www.deviantart.com/khaidu/art/Ark-Survival-Evolved-fanart-Boris-the-animal-551137131

    Dragon Hologram by NeoVanilluxe  is drawn by this artist:  https://www.deviantart.com/coffeeater/art/Tracking-dogs-549559841

     ARK Drawing 2 by LukeZera  is drawn by arvalis here: https://www.deviantart.com/arvalis/art/Orishadaon-to-the-Ends-of-the-Urth-433443764

     

    Please remove these images and the credits, these artworks are stolen. A simple reverse image would have shown this.

     

     

    @Cedric Please remove these stolen fan arts. I spit out my coffee when I read the Community Crunch this morning because these fan arts have been around on internet for YEARS and are well known. Seriously...

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    the rate increase is nice but it would be really great if the breeding rate could also be doubled. ?
    then maybe fewer people would collect all the babies and raise them to events. ?

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    DO NOT INCREASE BREEDING RATES

    i am one of the most experiences breeders on ark and i can say without doubt that increasing breeding rates is very bad for officials.
    during x3 i managed to get 3 rex mutations a week on a constant basis and capped the dino to 254 points easy in a short time which would normally would take far longer.

    this will shorten the lifespan of the game or a total wipe will be required sooner.
    servers are also back to normal ping now that breeding is back to x1. the game is playable again, no more 255 ping nonsense.

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    15 hours ago, asmodiandevils said:

    It takes you only one day to raise a GIGA? Must be unofficial. Another reason you must be asking for perm breeding increases since those rare events are fun but sustained like that is not good for gameplay.

    Sorry I meant to 10%

     

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    11 hours ago, khaidu said:

    Excuse me, but a lot of the fan art today is stolen art. I can confirm the art ARK Drawing 3 by LukeZera is actually drawn by me, I drew this fan art for ark in 2015 and can be seen on my deviant art page here with the date stamp : https://www.deviantart.com/khaidu/art/Ark-Survival-Evolved-fanart-Boris-the-animal-551137131

    Dragon Hologram by NeoVanilluxe  is drawn by this artist:  https://www.deviantart.com/coffeeater/art/Tracking-dogs-549559841

     ARK Drawing 2 by LukeZera  is drawn by arvalis here: https://www.deviantart.com/arvalis/art/Orishadaon-to-the-Ends-of-the-Urth-433443764

     

    Please remove these images and the credits, these artworks are stolen. A simple reverse image would have shown this.

     

    Wow @Cedric @Dollie @Chris please look into this.

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    12 hours ago, khaidu said:

    Excuse me, but a lot of the fan art today is stolen art. I can confirm the art ARK Drawing 3 by LukeZera is actually drawn by me, I drew this fan art for ark in 2015 and can be seen on my deviant art page here with the date stamp : https://www.deviantart.com/khaidu/art/Ark-Survival-Evolved-fanart-Boris-the-animal-551137131

    Dragon Hologram by NeoVanilluxe  is drawn by this artist:  https://www.deviantart.com/coffeeater/art/Tracking-dogs-549559841

     ARK Drawing 2 by LukeZera  is drawn by arvalis here: https://www.deviantart.com/arvalis/art/Orishadaon-to-the-Ends-of-the-Urth-433443764

     

    Please remove these images and the credits, these artworks are stolen. A simple reverse image would have shown this.

     

    My apologies, I'll fix the accreditation. 

    Edit:  And it's a good idea to do a reverse image search going forward.  Thanks!

    Second Edit:  I'll remove the image that's accredited to you since that appears to be your wish.  "Please remove these images and credits".  If the other authors come forward, I'll remove them too.

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    3 hours ago, BertNoobians said:

    DO NOT INCREASE BREEDING RATES

    i am one of the most experiences breeders on ark and i can say without doubt that increasing breeding rates is very bad for officials.
    during x3 i managed to get 3 rex mutations a week on a constant basis and capped the dino to 254 points easy in a short time which would normally would take far longer.

    this will shorten the lifespan of the game or a total wipe will be required sooner.
    servers are also back to normal ping now that breeding is back to x1. the game is playable again, no more 255 ping nonsense.

    Agreed 100%

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    4 hours ago, BertNoobians said:

    servers are also back to normal ping now that breeding is back to x1. the game is playable again, no more 255 ping nonsense.

    the ping is only normal again because all players save their babies for the next breeding event and then ark will be unplayable again. in my opinion x2 breeding is the better choice.

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    1 hour ago, Cedric said:

    My apologies, I'll fix the accreditation. 

    Edit:  And it's a good idea to do a reverse image search going forward.  Thanks!

    Second Edit:  I'll remove the image that's accredited to you since that appears to be your wish.  "Please remove these images and credits".  If the other authors come forward, I'll remove them too.

    Still not fixed on Steam.

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    7 minutes ago, Elgar said:

    Still not fixed on Steam.

    Should be all updated now.  Thanks again.

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    4 hours ago, BertNoobians said:

    DO NOT INCREASE BREEDING RATES

    i am one of the most experiences breeders on ark and i can say without doubt that increasing breeding rates is very bad for officials.
    during x3 i managed to get 3 rex mutations a week on a constant basis and capped the dino to 254 points easy in a short time which would normally would take far longer.

    this will shorten the lifespan of the game or a total wipe will be required sooner.
    servers are also back to normal ping now that breeding is back to x1. the game is playable again, no more 255 ping nonsense.

    In my opinion, more than for ping .... many breeders are worried about the "black market" of dino that would be destroyed, since everyone would make his own dinosaurs, without buying them on the internet. It is shameful to see complete sites selling eggs, dino, with favorite colors and features. So if increasing the speed of breeding serves to close this "black market" that is welcome !!!!

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    Hey fellas please remove my artwork immediately from this article. My art piece was published in feb 2014 more than a year before your game came out. It is in no way Ark fanart, I do not want it to be associated with your game. I hate that I had to make an account here to tell you that.

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    4 hours ago, Cedric said:

    My apologies, I'll fix the accreditation. 

    Edit:  And it's a good idea to do a reverse image search going forward.  Thanks!

    Second Edit:  I'll remove the image that's accredited to you since that appears to be your wish.  "Please remove these images and credits".  If the other authors come forward, I'll remove them too.

    @Cedric out of a simple courtesy to the creators that drew that content, please take them down. Why would you keep those up knowing that they don't belong to the person that posted them? One in particular (Arvalis) is not active in the ARK community and doesn't play as far as I am aware. That may be the case for other artists too. Please protect artists by doing the simple favor of removing artwork that has been stolen/reposted by other users!

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    @Cedric I want my art removed from this post immediately. I created it more than a year before ark launched. I do not want my artwork associated with this product in any way without payment. 

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    i never had any real issue with the harvesting, xp, and taming rates. the big issue in my opinion is the breeding rates, everything takes way too long. i understand wanting to make it difficult but up to 14 days for something is kinda ridiculous for a game to be honest.

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    15 minutes ago, arvalis said:

    @Cedric I want my art removed from this post immediately. I created it more than a year before ark launched. I do not want my artwork associated with this product in any way without payment. 

    I'll get this removed ASAP

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    Any pictures that have been questioned as not being legitimate (or not wishing to be re-posted) have been removed (including the Steam post). Thanks!  We'll be more careful about this in the future.  Apologies for the original oversight!

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