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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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    5 minutes ago, imza960 said:

    gathering / harvest rate still same before update?

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    That is intended. The rates have been doubled since March through the dynamic config (the Evo Events system) but now the rates have been doubled directly in the base game and the dynamic ones disabled resulting into the same exact rates that have been running since March. That update basically means that the rates are officially permanent that's all.

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    Jerryn

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    1 hour ago, imza960 said:

    gathering / harvest rate still same before update?

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    I can't speak for you, but I went to my berry bronto, did a double tail swing (one left and one right), in the spot it is always standing (primo spot) and got twice the number of narcoberries I usually get.  If you are just picking up stones, that doesn't always work correctly for rate verification:

     

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    7 hours ago, SweetLadyBee said:

    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 ?

    Same here on ps4?

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    On 8/14/2020 at 4:19 PM, SeleneVerona said:

    Suggestion: Please raise the breeding rates as well. Honestly I've got real life stuff and taking a day to raise a giga to 10%, even with the flexibility of cryopods,isn't appealing as a gamer. Sorry to be a nudge, but breeders need love too please :)

    I agree

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    On 8/25/2020 at 8:31 PM, invincibleqc said:

    That is intended. The rates have been doubled since March through the dynamic config (the Evo Events system) but now the rates have been doubled directly in the base game and the dynamic ones disabled resulting into the same exact rates that have been running since March. That update basically means that the rates are officially permanent that's all.

    I meant to say I agree but I still think that's kind of redundant LOL 

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    On 8/25/2020 at 8:22 PM, imza960 said:

    gathering / harvest rate still same before update?

    scamer wildtard

    I concur ???

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    3 hours ago, g1ul1ano1981 said:

    Why I just picked 1x stone? Official crossark server

     

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    Why was there a 30gb download yesterday and a 15gb download today?

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    Im on ps4 You all need to fix the wyvern nests they arent working some of them arent spawning with eggs and no tropical eggs are showing up either all we find are ember and blood eggs.if 

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    This game is a piece of poop, developers allow D dossers, cheaters, server crashes and 8+ hour server downtimes and refuse to fix it....

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    Okay my PS4 is currently broken so I have no idea is it free or does it cost I don't know.

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    21 minutes ago, Izachguy99 said:

    Okay my PS4 is currently broken so I have no idea is it free or does it cost I don't know.

    Crystal Isles is free.

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    1 hour ago, GP said:

    Crystal Isles is free.

    Thanks :)

    also if you have any knowledge of how the beat the monkey boss I just call him that can you let me know  

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