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  • Community Crunch 237: TLC 3, Live Game Update, EVO Event and More!

    In this edition of the Community Crunch, we’ll be teasing you with some juicy TLC 3 info along with giving you an overview of what we’ve been focusing on lately behind the scenes.

    The much-awaited TLC is getting closer and we’re excited to get some of our re-imagined favorites into your hands soon! 

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    We’ll be reconceiving these veteran ARK friends via visual and mechanical upgrades that will introduce new elements of gameplay. Much appreciated community feedback drew our attention towards the Woolly Mammoth (among others) and it’s time for this relic of the Pliocene epoch to make a new debut heralded by the beat of a new buff bound to add more utility to emergent gameplay, and more! 

    We hope that drums up some enthusiasm ;)


    Live Game Update

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    Whilst we’re ramping up work on the TLC 3 patch and our climactic Genesis Part II expansion, we frequently pivot to Live Ops and seek to achieve fast iterations on fixes for bugs and exploits.

    One of our biggest priorities at the moment is the ongoing investigating and work done on server reliability. Over the last few weeks we have seen an uptick in player reports regarding their servers not listing, not being able to join them, high ping, being unable to transfer, “ghosting”, or offline. While the cause of this downtime may vary, sometimes it is the result of a malicious attack. Our engineers are working with our partners on technical implementations to further improve stability and mitigate these attacks. We will be rolling out changes to all platforms in the near future which will have a serious impact on resolving these issues.

    Recently we’ve addressed issues that include fixes to various exploits including: invulnerability related to characters and dinos, pincode bypassing, further checks between server and client in relation to shooting, and abuse of dino mechanics. We’ve also implemented Level Design changes across varied maps with the purpose of filling in holes that may have allowed players to gain entry into unintended playable areas of the map. A fair environment is important to us and to the health of the game, we’ll continue to address these issues as they arise. 

    We plan on continuing to improve the player experience with updates like our recent Quality Of Life and Balance patch in the near future...speaking of Quality Of Life, how does an EVO Event sound?



    EVO Event

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    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Friday the 11th of Sep at 4 PM EST until Monday the 14th of Sep at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    • 2x Breeding/Maturing

     


    Fan Art

    Dropping some ARK work by RoboticHat717

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    The Featherlight Family by bluedragonark

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    ARK Survival: Alpha Raptor by Valonia-Feline

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    Supa Pink Dodo by DakotaAnnArt

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    Desert Watchtowers by ThePilgrim

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    Speedpaint: Forest Camping by Earthsong9405

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    Small Mockup by EdiPotter

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    We hope you’re all keeping safe and well. While working remotely has been somewhat of an adjustment period for us, we’ve now hit our stride and look forward to sharing more of what we’ve been grinding away at very soon! 

    Over and out, Survivors!
    Studio Wildcard

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    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

     

     


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    2x BREEDING EVO'S!!!!PLEASE MAKE THESE THE NORMAL WEEKEND! THANK YOU SO MUCH WILDCARD!! THIS IS BEST THING EVER, MAMMOTH DRUMS ARE COOL TOO

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    1 hour ago, StudioWildcard said:

    ekend! It will be active from Friday the 11th of Sep at 1 PM EST until Monday the 14th of Sep at 3 PM EST. All Official Serv

    Thanks so much for this ❤️

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    Woo! Thank you for the 2x breeding! And the mammoth looks dope. I can't wait!

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    1 minute ago, Emunk89 said:

    Please introduce MODS on Ark on consoles

    They can't. It's consoles fault, not Wildcards. 

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    we’ll be teasing you with some juicy TLC 3 info

    proceeds to give practically no info on the TLC 

    In all seriousness, that mammoth does look cool but I feel like a lot of creatures need it much more than the mammoth as it's still used and I haven't really read any complaints about it. The plesio and mosa strike me as majorly needing a TLC, especially the plesio's PS2 textures.

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    See @StudioWildcard Look how happy the community is now giving Evo for breeding :) maybe consider running the evo events during the week.  Say week on week off.  Some peeps like myself are kinda stuck at work during the Evo events :)

     

    Maybe some more info on the current progress of QOL, the list seems a little dated

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    21 minutes ago, Thalana said:

    proceeds to give practically no info on the TLC 

    In all seriousness, that mammoth does look cool but I feel like a lot of creatures need it much more than the mammoth as it's still used and I haven't really read any complaints about it. The plesio and mosa strike me as majorly needing a TLC, especially the plesio's PS2 textures.

    Bronto could use a bit of love too, they just look dumb and clumsy :D

     

    Also the Tuso where it turns the other way for no reason when attacking a target, would be better if it was made manual so you can hit the C key to turn its tentacles towards the target, if something creeps up behind you, his C again to turn it back around to the new target.

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    On Ark Genesis Single Player, there is a bug which causes certain types of dinos not to spawn. These creatures do not spawn in:

    Bog Biome: kaprosuchus, sarcosuchus, baryonyx, piranha, coelacanth

    Snow Biome: castoroides, otter

    This bug is occurring on PS4, XBOX and PC

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    30 minutes ago, Eikel said:

    On Ark Genesis Single Player, there is a bug which causes certain types of dinos not to spawn. These creatures do not spawn in:

    Bog Biome: kaprosuchus, sarcosuchus, baryonyx, piranha, coelacanth

    Snow Biome: castoroides, otter

    This bug is occurring on PS4, XBOX and PC

    This should be resolved on the latest version of PC (but we'll double check now too ;)), and we'll be getting the fix on console in an upcoming client patch :)

     

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    Ccol new Mammoth but seriously there are lots of other dinos that could use a tlc more. The Quetzal especially.

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    Nicely done Wildcard, thank you for the information on the TLC and server reliability focus. This will be greatly appreciated by new and old players alike.

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    While I’m thankful for 2x breeding, the fact that we switch players have to settle for the old 1x everything else during the week is discouraging. All they would have to do is alter the rates like they used to but they can’t even be asked to do that.

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    So 2 seat mammoth saddle and war drums maybe? And some knock back attack over the sholder?? A large AOE Ground stomp? Exciting... also thanks for the breeding this is one of the things I think the community wants most and I enjoy better breeding very much. On my SP world I have it set to 50, while that is for reasons  have very limited time, and it dosent offline do anything. Can’t wait to hear more about QOL, Gen 2, and more : ) ?

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    Also I hope meg is the other one, personally I think it really needs it and carno recently got a QOL that for me made it a lot more useful anyway. Thx. Also amazing artwork and creations to all Fanart makers it is really good.

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    Yaaay for the EVO event but what if next time there would be a notification at least 8 hours prior to the effective date? You know imprint timer ....  now all dino I currently raise lost their last imprint.

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    40 minutes ago, mattj said:

    While I’m thankful for 2x breeding, the fact that we switch players have to settle for the old 1x everything else during the week is discouraging. All they would have to do is alter the rates like they used to but they can’t even be asked to do that.

    Have they even implemented the 2x harvesting to base rates for harvesting and XP on Xbox\PS4 like they said was happening  because on Xbox I don’t see any difference 

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    That looks cool! I'm a bit sad they couldn't do more, but I understand. I may need to tame one now. 

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    Any word as of yet when Crystal Island will have dedicated servers allowed for PS4 Pros?

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    Finally Big Good News, I love you guys. I can't wait to see the new skin of Carno and Plesio

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