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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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    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark

     

     


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    So I can’t decide if the helicopter tweet was just to look cool or be a teaser to a Tek Chopper of some sort? What do u guys think?

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    On 9/11/2020 at 11:33 PM, 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.

    Good thing we have 2x breeding this week. It's already hard to play on Switch... What we Switch players, especially those who visit the official website, want the most is that Wildcard remember us.

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    Why not make ark more enjoyable in the weekends with a permanent 2x breeding EVO event?

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    20 minutes ago, Yunaa said:

    Why not make ark more enjoyable in the weekends with a permanent 2x breeding EVO event?

    What about those that work weekends and have days off in the week? Shouldn't they have enjoyable events during the week too?

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    36 minutes ago, GP said:

    What about those that work weekends and have days off in the week? Shouldn't they have enjoyable events during the week too?

    I say it like that to have the old EVO event days (Friday until Monday, they've chosen the days) as it was before the 2x permanent rates. Always EVO was enabled on weekends so yeah. Just 1 EVO event seems too out of the blue and place. They shouldn't call it EVO then.

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    On mobile I’m not about to shoot arrows from my bow.  It’s been a little over a week.  I’ve tried many times. 

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    2 hours ago, ButterflyMom said:

    On mobile I’m not about to shoot arrows from my bow.  It’s been a little over a week.  I’ve tried many times. 

    I think you are posting in the wrong place?

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    On 9/12/2020 at 11:05 AM, Flypside said:

    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.

    "Perfectly ok" You mean aside from the fact that something STATED IN THE DOSSIER to only fear REXES is attacked by Dilos and Raptors. It looks like it has clay caked into its fur, and the soulless eye don't help. Also consider how other wood gathering creatures just do it better(Especially the Theri) and it really isn't too hard to see why the Mammoth is getting a TLC. The Diplo used to be attacked by literally every carnivore and that got changed, yet the Mammoth has always been an agro bot for Dilos and Compies without a single tweak. Even the Megatherium, which are considerably smaller than Mammoths, are only attacked by large carnivores. Wolves and Sabers have enough prey in the Snow Biome alone, let the Yutys deal with the Mammoths. 

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