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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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    How about giving more than an hour's notice that you're making it a 2x breeding event; it really messes up imprints.

     

     

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    5 hours ago, Nokosa said:

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

    It's not consoles fault fallout 4 and skyrim has mods so it's clearly possible 

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    Still waiting on this MacOS patch release.. 7 days and counting now, of not being able to log in, because the client is STILL showing 312.1.. ? I hope everyone else enjoys the EVO event. It'll probably be over before anyone other than Windows users can play the game..

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    I hope I will be able to enjoy all the new Mammoth TLC features as a lone player. If the drums will give a buff I would like to be able to use it without making new friends IRL and inviting them to my precious world.

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    A large AOE Ground stomp?


    Mammoths alr have a ground stomp, just right click, it got decent aoe and knockback also.

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    7 hours ago, Thalana said:

    proceeds to give practically no info on the TLC 

    I will end you. They just showed of one of the new looks for the creatures! Is that not juicy enough for you?

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    Simplemente genial, wilcard muchas gracias por el cariño que le tienen a este juego, no quiero quejarme cuando veo que ustedes ponen el mayor esfuerzo por el bien de la comunidad. Solo quiero pedirles revisar el single player, ya que hay un error en la regeneración de recursos, hay casos en los cuales los recursos simplemente no vuelven a aparecer h en algunos casos el spawn de dinosaurios. Feliz día.

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    This 2x breeding ia not working on abb.  Drake egg still at over 6 hrs to cook down.  N reaper imprint is only 11% 

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    Evo breeding event!!! Thank you! ? IRL is so hard right now and working on my breeding lines is one of my favorite ways to wind down, but having to farm so much less food/make progress faster is always welcome! 

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    2x breeding/maturation???

    i did see the notification on screen but there isn’t 2x. I just imprint a rex to test and just got 9%. Other players on the server have the same. This btw is on legacy,don’t know if anyone else have the same issue here but would like to have an answer/explaining for this.

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    I am grateful for all the fixes and issues you guys have addressed recently, but the elephant in the room is still the character loss issue. I know the Genesis Hexagon Exchange brings some issues to deal with, but otherwise I don't understand why you can't even band-aid fix and let us have a permanent character to download. You host all these special events 'unlock emotes to use, raise dinos faster!' but what is the point if you can just lose your character at any moment?

    The worst part is I know you guys see these kind of messages and don't care either. I don't know why I bother trying.

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    13 hours 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 you seen the patch notes for the switch version? They got one update and never bothered with it again. The switch version isn't supported

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    10 hours ago, Codster141 said:

    It's not consoles fault fallout 4 and skyrim has mods so it's clearly possible 

    Pretty sure mod support is really expensive

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    How about some TLC to the remaining No Tek Cluster. No love since Aberration. Left to wither on the vine. At least give us a way to get some of the new dinos released with all the new maps you refuse to add to the cluster. We have a large group of dedicated players that remain committed to the more balanced environment of the official No Tek 6 Server cluster. Every attempt to reach out or get some type of feedback about this issue falls on deaf ears. If you don't want to support us with new content then shut us down and let us transfer with our 2+ years of hard work.

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    12 hours ago, Codster141 said:

    It's not consoles fault fallout 4 and skyrim has mods so it's clearly possible 

    2 games out of thousands are exceptions. Most console games don't have mods and those that do have limitations to what's allowed by mods.

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    9 minutes ago, Aylana314159 said:

    2 games out of thousands are exceptions. Most console games don't have mods and those that do have limitations to what's allowed by mods.

    The point they were trying to make is that it isn't the fact that consoles don't allow mods. Obviously, they do, since those 2 games (possibly others) have mod support. 

    It's up to the developer (and the modding community in the long run) to get mods to consoles. While yes, consoles couldn't have everything the PC community has mod-wise, some QoL mods are better than none.

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    Well this will be dumbest tlc yet, wildcard keeps going backwards since the horrible release of genesis which was worst map ever made. Quetzel desperately needs help not dumb mammoth or maybe trike, sabertooth. So many dinos need fixing but yet they pick 1 dino thats perfectly ok. If wildcard really cared they fix 1 thing thats plauged game since the beginning, better building, more options, etc... now that id support.

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    4 hours ago, mgsgta3 said:

    Woo. quetz, and megalodon need to be made un-useless again! 

    I would like to see this as well. I haven't touched a quetz since the speed reduction. Just too damn slow to be usable for anything anymore.

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    4 hours ago, Lailyna said:

    The point they were trying to make is that it isn't the fact that consoles don't allow mods. Obviously, they do, since those 2 games (possibly others) have mod support. 

    It's up to the developer (and the modding community in the long run) to get mods to consoles. While yes, consoles couldn't have everything the PC community has mod-wise, some QoL mods are better than none.

    Actually it's up to the consoles owning companies to allow mods, devs and the modding community can really only ask and hope

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