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  • Community Crunch 243: Tender Loving Care 3 Details, Official Server Maintenance and More!


    Our Tender Loving Care 3 update approaches on November 7th and, aside from the dedicated reworks of the Stego and Mammoth, we’ve added a bunch of Quality of Life changes to make your time on the ARK more enjoyable. 

    We’re particularly excited about introducing insect and wyvern breeding to the game and look forward to players getting their new breedlines goin!. We’re aware these creatures may need some balance once breedlines get underway and we’ll monitor and adjust as necessary. 

    New Breedable Creatures

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    The insects and creatures that can now be bred are: Spider, Onyc, Moth, Scorpion, Arthropluera, Mantis and the mighty Wyverns!

    The new (Wyvern are unchanged) hatching/gestation and maturation times are as follows:

    Spider

    • Egg Hatch Time: 1 hour and  25 minutes (Matches Pachy)
    • Total Maturation Time: 1 day, 1 hour, and 1 minute (Matches Dimorph)

    Bat 

    • Total Gestation Time: 3 hours and 58 minutes (Matches Procoptodon)
    • Total Maturation Time: 1day, 4 hours, and 3 minutes (Matches Kairuku)

    Moth

    • Egg Hatch Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (Matches Kairuku)
    • Total Maturation Time: 1 day, 6 hours, and 51 minutes (Matches Pegomastax)

    Scorpion

    • Egg Hatch Time: 1 hour and 59 minutes (Matches Raptor)
    • Total Maturation Time: 1 day, 13 hours, and 12 minutes (Matches Raptor)

    Arthropluera

    • Egg Hatch Time: 2 hours and 29 minutes (Matches Sarco)
    • Total Maturation Time: 2 days, 3 hours, and 26 minutes (Matches Stego)

    Mantis

    • Egg Hatch Time: 2 hours and 46 minutes (Matches Stego)
    • Total Maturation Time: 2 days, 6 hours, and 27 minutes (Matches Tapejara)

    Creature Quality of Life Changes

    In addition to insect breeding, we went back and showed some love to a few of ARK's well-known inhabitants.
    Giganotosaurus 

    • Reduced maturation time by approximately 15% (Total growth is around 10~ days)

    Diplocaulus

    • Increased base health by 33% (from 190 to 250.3)
    • Increased movement speed when ridden by 25%

    Thylacoleo

    • Added a (slow draining) bleed to its basic attack

    Megachelon

    • Reduced depth requirement for breeding so that it can be bred on other maps

    Wyvern

    • Wyverns are now breedable (Zombie Wyverns cannot be bred)
    • Slight stat rebalance now that they’re breedable and to bring them in line with Crystal Wyverns

    Megalodon

    • Reduced gestation/aging times to match Megaloceros
    • Pack Bonus: Damage Reduction and Damage Increase per pack member within range
    • Added a bleed to its basic attack

    Jerboa

    • Increase base weight capacity from 55 to 120 (Matches Bulbdog)

    Ankylosaurus

    • Increase metal weight reduction by 10% (from total reduction of 75% to 85%)

    Doedicurus

    • You can now turn when rolling with a Doed (similarly to the Genesis Race Mission)

    Basilisk

    • Now has eyes

    New Feature: Taming HUD

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    Use the interactive taming HUD to monitor your unconscious wild tamable creatures. Keep track of the following:

    • Creature's Gender and Level
    • Taming and Unconscious Progress
    • Taming Effectiveness
    • Current Health and Food status.
    • Distance from your location
    • An option to track specific creatures via in-world waypoints (which can be hovered for an over-screen overlay displaying additional information).

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    Boss Element Reward Increase
    We’ve decided to increase the Boss Element reward on some maps to bring the Ele more into line with where we’re at with new expansions.

    • Element reward from The Island bosses has been increased by 100%
    • Element reward from The Center bosses has been increased by 100%
    • Element reward from Scorched Earth has been increased by 50%

    New Feature: Turret Radius Settings

    A quick and easy way to update the settings of your nearby turrets within a radius. It’s set to currently match the Official Server Turret Limit radius, but players can also toggle viewing the radius on/off. The current functionality it supports is as follows:

     

    • The ability to set a pin code to all turrets in range
    • The ability to copy settings to all turrets in range
    • The ability to copy settings to pin code-selected turrets in range

    The settings which can be copied are: power state, range, targeting, warning

    We are anxious to get these community requests and quality of life improvements into your hands!  The Tender Loving Care 3 update launches on November 7th on all platforms!  We realize the TLC patch releasing at the same time as Extra Life is less than ideal for players. To compensate, we'll be extending the duration of the Extra Life boosted rates so everyone can enjoy the boost!


    Official Server Maintenance and Infrastructure Upgrade

    Next week on Tuesday/Wednesday the 27th/28th, we plan to upgrade our Server Transfer infrastructure. The intent behind these upgrades is to resolve problems with character loss, player timeout, latency, and failure to download or upload player data at times.

    We've recently put a lot of time into refining the transfer logic, and combined with the hardware upgrades; we should see some significant improvements with our Official Servers. Our goal is to get these upgrades to you as soon as possible, particularly before our Extra Life weekend, where we expect a lot of player transfer footprint to take place so that our servers and transfers are running as smoothly as possible.

    We anticipate that the TRANSFER downtime could last up to 24 hours, and this could be simultaneously on PC, Xbox, and PS4 or take place one after the other. We will provide a more specific timeline of when this update will take place per platform early next week.

     


    EVO Event: Fear Evolved

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    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from Thursday the 22nd of Oct at 4 PM EST until Friday the 6th of Nov at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    • 2x Breeding/Maturing/Egg Hatching
    • 2x Harvesting
    • 2x Taming
    • 2x XP

     


    Fan Art

    Ravager by bluedragonark

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    Velonasaur Variant by Nisis

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    Snow Owl by Allomro_395

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    Inktober 2020: Day 15 by vernhestand

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    Deinonychus by dra

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    Atmosphere May Inn and Uzi by kawarayane

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    Catch you on the flip side!
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    19 minutes ago, vitja said:

    for everyone asking why they cant download the patch read the 1st sentence again.
    its on November 7th. (might be later because... wildcard)

    I think only one person asked about why they can't download the update, and I think you'll find they were actually referring to the FE4 update on PS4 that dropped around the same time this Crunch came out.

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    Hi everyone, for the most part there are very good innovations and many players will,
    certainly be happy, but if you make the dragons weaker like Cristal dragons,many will
    certainly stop playing on the official Ark
    Edited by Evenewlike
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    4 hours ago, YamiJusti said:

    What do you mean ONE MAP? Are they thinking of adding all maps? Cause that would be enormous and amazing, so many hiding places.

    I think their post is pure speculation and they're trying to make it happen by making it sound like there are rumours about it. :)

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    Glad to see the basilisk is getting eyes but the pelagornis still doesn't have a face

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    Your second, out of only two game modes, Prim+, isn't getting any TLC. 😑

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    13 hours ago, LodTheGod said:

    Good add ons , but I think it would be better to focus on game breaking exploits like meshing and aimbot, which are ruining the experience for many players on pvp servers.

    Do you ever read their website at all? Literally the last 50 updates have all addressed meshing and other forms of cheating. I really hope you are being tongue in cheek about this...

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    This is awesome and I'm surprised 0_0 .  I'll admit I wasn't really thinking insect breeding was gonna be a thing, I was hoping when I saw the tiny mantis but I didn't actually think it was gonna happen.

    Though there is something I didn't see mentioned. What will happen to non-gendered creatures, such as the Onyc, that were tamed before hand? Will they have a random gender or will they just disappear? I have quite a few I tamed from the last event that I haven't sorted yet,  so if they are gonna have random genders I'll wait to sort them till then XD .

     

    Edit. I just wanted to say something I missed the first time cause I got excited reading the first part of the crunch then got confused.

    Removing the depth requirement for the giant turtles is helpful, makes breeding them so much better AND I don't have to deal with the Whirlpools on genesis to breed them anymore XD .

    The taming HUD changes seems like it works like the transponder node should work. Is that the case? 

    Also, with the breeding does this effect the aberration versions as well? I figure so but I would like to know for certain.

    Edited by TheTwistedKeeper

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    8 hours ago, YamiJusti said:

    6 hrs play .... 3 dc,s 3 transfers disconnections, ye right hardware update my eye  

     

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    Still pissed xbox doesnt get 3 extra days of fear evolved, but this sorta makes up for it

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    Sounds good but if you play on xbox you have to let pc and ps4 play it first as we are second class citizens

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    8 hours ago, vittelkiller said:

    It is a nerf but you can breed them now.

    That kind of sucks then since Kraken's already allows for them to be breedable while keeping them beefier than the CI ones. Basically, Reg Wyverns do more damage and I think are beefier in general, but fly slower.

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    21 minutes ago, doomrider7 said:

    That kind of sucks then since Kraken's already allows for them to be breedable while keeping them beefier than the CI ones. Basically, Reg Wyverns do more damage and I think are beefier in general, but fly slower.

    The way its worded makes it seem like they may be making them similar to the crystal wyverns. Which may be upping their speed.

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    @Cedric @Jatheish With this patch, do you plan to do something with apotheosis in CI? The area is bug and you are swimming in the air. I've already lost a lot of mounts trying to retrieve others

    Edited by Jaeluffo

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    1 hour ago, n0thasoony said:

    Guys I’m lost when is this dropping on PS4?

    7th November. Literally says on the first line of the post.

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    The innovations are good. But what's the point in wyvern nests now? And what about the wyvern milk? It will be strange if a female wyvern that has laid an egg will not have milk, but the wild one has it.

    And what about stat rebalancing? Do you mean nerf? Crystalline wyverns are weak. They faster, they pretty, but they weak. I won't excahge any of my classic wyverns for a crystal wyvern, even if they give five for one. Now are you going to make the classic wyverns as weak as the crystalline ones? And what kind of reaction do you expect from players when they realize that their wyverns have become useless for their tasks?

    Like i said, the innovations are good - but it would be better to leave the wyvern as it is. It's my opinion

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    11 hours ago, Evenewlike said:
     
    
    Hi everyone, for the most part there are very good innovations and many players will,
    certainly be happy, but if you make the dragons weaker like Cristal dragons,many will
    certainly stop playing on the official Ark

    why would anyone quit official bc wyverns are weaker?they arent really used in pvp and theres no real need for strong wyverns in pve

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    1 hour ago, eford said:

    why would anyone quit official bc wyverns are weaker?they arent really used in pvp and theres no real need for strong wyverns in pve

    Nobody that takes the time to come to the forum to say they are going to quit the game actually quits the game.

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    Breedable GRIFFINS please! 💥💣

    Edited by Yunaa

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    I would like to know why you do such a bad job with primitive plus every time there is an update, you have a bug, you never put an event for us, you don't watch seem to care about the bugs, it seems to me a lack of respect for those of us who play and buy the game if you don't want support to primitive plus remove it directly. it is a shame that you do not support Prim plus or seem to care about our game play experience.

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