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  • Community Crunch 233: Crystal Isles Console Launch, Official Rates Increase & More!

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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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    There's nothing wrong with this update, but guys, you really should do something to improve fights on console, hitting somebody's reduced body, dwarf, with the female character which means lower hitboxes, running at 300kmh, with also buggy hitboxes, considering the low frame run on console ; makes the entire game useless on console. I feel like you could do everything you want to add stuff, increase rates, new dinos, weapons and balance, but if you don't fix this, the whole stuff is useless. 

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    We really need 2x breed. Some years ago we got on every week, but now for have a good breed rate we need to wait an event -_- pls do something

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    Please can u guys can do 2 times breeding  I play alone and I work alot and it takes me forever to raise a giga 

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    On 8/15/2020 at 7:31 AM, 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.

    The perhaps a compromise? I know Gigas are top tier-end-game dinos but the 10% takes to long maybe make the getting to 10% only take 12 hours and the rest of it stay the same (add 12 hours to juvy time maybe?) The same for all the other dinos taking longer then 12 hours to reach 10%? An the ping being 255 has about as much to do with people being on the server with mega huge bases as people breeding.... just my humble personal opinion. Thanks to Cryopods some (SOME) players could reduce the size of their bases helping the server's ping BUT that is a choice a person would have to make on their own if plausible for their tribe. Also if you no longer are on a server heavily then perhaps tone back the base(s) to help ping? There's a million opinions on how to reduce ping, lag, land hogging, and inconveniences. I do not claim to have the best one but as gamers who enjoy the game we should seek to aid the servers, developers, and fellow gamers as much as we expect to be assisted.

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    1 hour ago, ArcticKnight74 said:

    Does anybody Know if ARK will be Backward Compatible with the New Consoles?

    You mean Forward Compatible? As in will ARK as it is now work on the new consoles?

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    You mean Forward Compatible? As in will ARK as it is now work on the new consoles?

    Great question

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    2 hours ago, GP said:

    You mean Forward Compatible? As in will ARK as it is now work on the new consoles?

     

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    So excited for Crystal Isles on console ! The fact this game has so much free content is amazing ?

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    On 8/17/2020 at 1:27 PM, DILLIGAFxxCINC said:

    Can anyone give a general timeline EST as to when crystal isles launch “should” hit the Xbox on the 25th please and thank you in advance???

    Usually around 1-3 p.m. EST

     

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    How about the hundreds or maybe more players that are stuck in Crystal Isles after the last update.  

    Since the last update tons of people have been getting instantly timed out under floating isles, unable to log back in unless they somehow get lucky and die after disconnecting, but then have to avoid the area to keep from getting disconnected again. 

    With my tames probably dying, bases probably decaying on multiple servers, hundreds of hours of work, because I am unable to login and do anything including transfer off to the other servers I play, I am really disappointed at how this seems to be a problem still after three days.

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    Cant wait for cystal isle i play on console dont play official though but cant wait

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    Adding 2x breeding would be ideal. As it is, playing on official servers, I literally don’t breed on 1x at all because it’s so time consuming. 

    Waiting for breeding events to raise anything really makes a lot of people seasonal players.

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    about boosting breeding rates.........

     

    good things:

    makes game much easier?

    bring more people into official servers

     

    bad things:

    makes game much easier?

    increase player head count in server (extra lag/ crash likelihood)

    increase creature head count in server (extra lag/ crash likelihood)

    offset pvp balance by a lot

     

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    Make a 2 or 3 man already. I’m ready for a fresh start and tired of finding people who are secretly using aimbot just to get the tribe dev wiped

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    Are there any plans to make basilisks tameable one crystal isles, such as allowing them to eat crystal wyvern eggs?

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    I really think you should all consider raising the breeding and raising rates aswell, because if anything it will give us the motivation to play more of your game, many pple quit because of how slow it is to raise a dang giga, please take that into consideration and it will most likely get tons of new players.

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    Would that mean going forward weekend rates would still be doubled

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    Am I missing something? I've turned the xbox and the game on and off, checked for updates and restarted my xbox but haven't seen an update for this place yet. Neither has my sister. Is it just delayed as usual? Or bugged as usual? Wouldn't be surprised by either tbh ?

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    gathering / harvest rate still same before update?

    scamer wildtard

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