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  • Community Crunch 244: Halloween and Gen2 and Extra Life! Oh my!

    Welcome to a spooky edition of the Community Crunch and Happy Halloween!

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    What better time to introduce you to a creepily cute new creature preparing to make its debut on the ARK for Genesis 2. Would that adorable face mean you any harm? Of course not! 

    Stay posted for more exciting Genesis 2 reveals and teasers during our Extra Life stream! 

    ...speaking of...

    We are gearing up for another year of Extra Life.  The Extra Life charity stream is a 24-hour stream where all proceeds directly benefit children in need.  This year's Extra Life event kicks off on November 7th at 10 AM PSTExpect prizes and giveaways like Collector's Edition's, boosted Official Network rates, and sneak peeks at upcoming content. We also have some very special guests lined up to make an appearance and it's something we don't think you'll want to miss! The rates for the Extra Life event are listed below.  Can we hit a billion?

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    You can sign up to the Studio Wildcard Extra Life team here 

    And you can read all about Extra Life here

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    November 7th also marks the date of the much awaited Tender Loving Care 3 patch.  We can't wait to get the turbo boosted Wolly Mammoth and Stego into your hands along with some juicy Quality of Life additions! Read more about what's included below:

    LiveOps Update

    This past week, we completed a Official Network upgrade that will have a positive effect on all platforms.  The intent of the upgrade was to resolve problems relating to character loss, player timeout, latency, and failure to download or upload player data.  We thank you for your understanding and patience as the upgrade came with a brief interruption in service on the Official Network.  Ensuring a smooth playing experience on the Official Network remains a top priority.


    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

    Zombie Wyvern by PicturesofArk
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    Jerboa by Amberghini
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    My Tribe Mate and I by Trashcan Mcgee (Discord)
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    Wild Caard, notice me! by Timidd (Discord)

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    Architecture Fun by Gamecruisers

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    Arks theropod offspring by Apal (Discord)

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    Wyvern by kawarayane

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    Have a safe and happy Halloween!
    Studio Wildcard

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    To be quite honest, the Halloween photos look like a Parasyte thing from the anime. I kind of suspect it is going to pull an Alien/reaper and decapitate you instead of bursting from your chest.

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    Hi, Wildcard,

    please don't nerf the Wyverns!

    You are writing 'slight stat rebalancing'. That sounds ominous. I would have faith in the word 'slight' if I hadn't witnessed ARK nerfs before. So I can't help feeling you are about to make Wyverns pointless. The infamous beta flyer nerf comes to mind.

    Please, please don't destroy these great creatures.

    Why is it even necessary to 'bring them in line' with the Crystal Wyverns? Look: why have 2 different sorts of Wyverns in the first place if their stats are the same?

    Different Wyverns = different stats and different specialties. Crystals aren't much in combat but are faster. Normals aren't as fast but good in combat. That makes more sense then making them equal on a low level even though they stem from different maps and look different.

    You aren't bringing an Anky in line with a Doedi either, right? And why would you. It'd be pointless. Different creatues, different abilities.

    Thank you.

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    4 hours ago, Amris said:

    So I can't help feeling you are about to make Wyverns pointless.

    They may be bringing their stats in line with the Crystal Wyverns but they are going to be breedable, so you can mutate them to your desire. How is that making Wyverns pointless?

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    2 hours ago, RikSlayer said:

    Meaning that the event will end at November 8th at 10 AM right?

    The Charity Stream should end then yes, but the rates increase is usually at their discretion based on how things are going.

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    17 hours ago, GP said:

    They may be bringing their stats in line with the Crystal Wyverns but they are going to be breedable, so you can mutate them to your desire. How is that making Wyverns pointless?

    They are breedable already with classical flyer. Now I am simply afraid my bred wyverns that I spent a year on collecting eggs, then mutating the line 47 times will be made into paper tigers.

    I so hope I am wrong and they mean it when they use the word 'slight'.

    But even without classical flyers it is disappointing to give an advantage with one hand (making them breedable) then take that advantage away with the other hand (make them worse).

    Btw: I notice that you jump on the word 'pointless'. That seems to trigger you. Well, you did get my call back to the flyer nerf in beta right? Where you playing ARK back then already? Did you experiene that nerf? I explained already that I don't trust the word 'slight' when I have lived through such a massive nerf. That's where the word 'pointless' comes from. And yes, I realize 'pointless' is an exaggeration. And yes, I used an exaggeration on purpose to get my point across. Nevertheless my point stands: 2 different animals should have different stats and abilities. (And my use of 'pointless' wasn't far off when used in conjunction with the flyer nerf.)

    Another thing: I see you are a voluteer moderator so I guess you feel obliged to come to Wildcard's defense. In that matter I will say this: Yes, Wildcard did create a great game. I am the first to say so. In fact ARK is my fav game and Wildcard deserves all the credit for that. I do not want to denigrate any of them. However as a fan and passionate ARK player it is not only my right but also my duty to tell them what I think about upcoming patches from my perspective. They need to know what the player base thinks about specific points of the game. That's important for improving the game. And this includes negative things too. No would be helped if only positive voices were allowed to be heard. But that I criticize a certain aspect does in no way mean I want to critizice the game as a whole. Do not confuse that please. (And maybe you didn't, I don't know. I just want to be sure.)

    Now when you come to Wildcard's defense please ask yourself: do you do that out of reflex because you are a volunteer moderator? Or because that's your personality: jumping in on defense with or without good reason? Or do you say that because you have seriously thought about the issue at hand? In the latter case welcome aboard and thank you for your reply. However if it is one of the first 2 options then please think about whether your reply is actually helpful to create a better game.

    I stand to my point: Wyverns are very cool ark creatures (up until now). Please don't make them worse.

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    @Amris I think you are the one that got "triggered" not me.

    I'm not defending anyone. I simply think that a slight nerf, whether you believe it to be slight or not is beside the point, is fine because of the fact that you will be able to breed and mutate them as much as you want.

    There is no advantage or disadvantage at all because everyone is impacted the same as each other.

    Just because you have used Mods that enable mating with creatures that the base game doesn't allow shouldn't mean they should never get touched by changes in the base game, unless you believe the Devs should know exactly what every Mod chnages in the game and work around them?

    But sorry if my one sentence triggered you to write an essay accusing me of defending WC rather than believing i'm speaking as a player.

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