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    Turkey Trial 4

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    From Tuesday, November 24th through Tuesday, December 8th grab your tribe and flock over for Turkey Trial 4.  Go on the hunt for the unforgiving “Super-Turkeys” and harvest wishbones to gain new chibis, cosmetic items, event-themed skins, and all new emotes! 

    Event Details

    This event can be manually activated with the server arg parameter: -ActiveEvent=TurkeyTrial

    Dates November 24th to December 8th

    Rates

    • 2X Breeding (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
    • 2X XP
    • 2X Harvesting
    • 2X Taming

    Event Creatures

    • Super Turkeys (Untamable creature)
    • DodoRex (Craftable Temporary Tame)

    Event Skins

    • 2 Thanksgiving-themed Sweater Skins *NEW*
    • 2 Thanksgiving-themed Swimsuit Skins *NEW*
    • 2 Hawaiian-themed Shirt Skins *NEW*
    • Bonnet Hat
    • Chieftan Hat
    • Pilgrim Hat
    • Turkey Hat
    • Dodo Pie Swim Bottom & Top
    • Meat Swim Bottom & Top
    • Turkey Swim Bottom & Top
    • Pitchfork
    • Turkey Leg

    Event Chibis (acquired via killing Super Turkey's for Wishbones)

    • Tuso *NEW*
    • Broodmother *NEW*
    • Bonnet Otter *NEW*
    • Mantis *NEW*
    • Dunkleosteus *NEW*

    Event Items

    • Wishbones (acquired from killing Super Turkey's)
    • Thanksgiving Dino Candy

    Wild Creature Colors

    • MediumAutumn *NEW*
    • LightAutumn *NEW*
    • BurntSienna *NEW*
    • DarkMagenta *NEW*
    • DarkViolet *NEW*
    • Vermillion *NEW*
    • MidnightBlue *NEW*
    • BlackSands *NEW*
    • DarkBlue *NEW*
    • Orange *NEW*
    • Brown
    • Dark Red
    • Dino Dark Red
    • Dino Albino
    • NearBlack
    • Red
    • Light Brown
    • Black
    • Dino Darker Grey

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    Live-Ops Update
     

    A message from our Product Manager:

    While gamers can sometimes squabble over the little things, like which console is better, the ARK community is nonetheless tightly-knit. It's no surprise then, that when the community loses one of their own, fellow players are eager to reach out and honour the player that has passed away

    Over the years, we have received some very touching messages from players who have lost fellow tribe members, family members and friends and chose to share their ways of paying tribute to them in-game with us. 

    Many of us at Wildcard were touched by a player’s story shared on Reddit about his lovely wife Heather, who passed away suddenly. He and his sister made a tribute to her on Valguero (her favourite map) and shared this screenshot with the community

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    We put our heads together to come up with a way we could add a lasting memorial to the game for, not only Heather, but for all of the Survivors who have Ascended. 

    Jackson Lawrence, one of our talented Level Designers, kindly offered to spend his own time creating a lasting memorial and I think his work is just beautiful! I’m humbled to be able to share our new addition to the Valguero map with the community. 

    Thank you for not only allowing us to entertain you but also for inviting what we created into your lives. As a bunch of people wanting to make something exciting and immersive, we’re honoured when players take that beyond anything we can possibly do to forge their own connections with the game. Our world may not be real but your sentiment and attachment to it is.

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    We hope our small gesture brings some comfort to players who have lost loved ones.

    - Dollie and the Studio Wildcard Team. 

    DDoS Mitigation

    Improving the health and stability of our network infrastructure is a huge priority for the team. One of the biggest hurdles we've faced stem from DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. These are malicious attacks on our network which lead to server issues such as downtime, poor performance, or not being able to connect. While these attacks are a global issue and impossible to prevent entirely, the team has spent a considerable amount of engineering time on mitigating these attacks with our hosting partners to reduce the impact they have on your playing experience.

    As of the past few weeks, we have deployed some serious enhancements to the system and have such seen a dramatic decrease in server issues related to DDoS attacks on PC, Xbox, and PS4. Although things have improved, we will continue to monitor the overall health of the Official Network and work on advancing the technology to mitigate these attacks.

    Character Loss caused by Rollbacks & Auto Restoration

    Preventing character loss remains of utmost importance to us. We've recently implemented the technology (and have had it running live on our Official Network) to auto-restore characters in the event that a server has experienced a rollback. Specifically, if a player has recently transferred to a server and for some reason, that server has gone down without saving the world (crashed/restarted), upon it's next start up that character (presuming it hadn't left the server), will be automatically restored.  We'll continue to monitor for character loss reports and identify opportunities to advance the auto-restoration technology.

    Disconnection Issues for Xbox and Win10 clients.

    We have identified and fixed the issue causing players to regularly disconnect from Player Dedicated & Non-Dedicated servers on Xbox/Win10 every 30 minutes. The fix will be rolled out the upcoming Turkey Trial update on the 24th of November.

    Beginner Server Wipe

    Just a friendly reminder that we're close to the next reset date on Beginner servers, which will take place on December 1st.  For those not familiar, Beginner Official Servers are an experience for new ARK players to test the waters without the threat of thoroughly developed tribes. 

    Unlike our regular servers, these have undergone some changes and will wipe every 8 weeks. First of all, there have been some limitations on how much a player or dino can progress. Player levels hit their cap at 44 and the highest encounter possible for wild creatures is level 30. Tamed creatures can receive up to an additional maximum of 30 levels. Due to the progression limits, some engrams are not achievable through leveling up but are found via supply crates. Some other changes include the disabling of alliances and tribe sizes have been limited to 5 members maximum.

    Below are the subsequent planned wipes based on the 8-week wipe schedule:

    • January 26
    • March 23
    • May 18
    • July 13
    • September 7
    • Nov 2
    • Dec 28

     


    Black Friday Sales

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    Don't miss your chance to grab ARK for up to 80% off in the XBOX Black Friday Sale

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    Get started on your Black Friday shopping with ARK while it is up to 80% off in the Playstation Black Friday Sale!

     


    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 20th of Nov at 4 PM EST until  Tuesday the 8th of December 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

    Poglin from ImEnFuego

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    Brontos Grazing from RoxaneLapa

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    Parasaurolophus from Drekaava

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    Crystal Isles: A quiet sunset from Melina799

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    Reaper Queen from Bob van Dorst (Discord)

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    From MrMEOLA

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    Catch you next week!
    Studio Wildcard

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Discord: discord.com/invite/playark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark
    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark


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    On 15/10/2019 at 1:39, Leukah said:

    No, espera Me encantan los eventos de color ...

     

    On 21/11/2020 at 0:21, Zarn said:

    ¿Qué tal un regalo de Acción de Gracias de apoyo para Notek Cross Ark 6 ... ni un pío desde la aberración ...

    Yes

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    On 11/20/2020 at 4:15 PM, 13Feathers87 said:

    Will there be a Black Friday sale for Epic Games? Its been quite a while since we have had an Epic Games sale :/

    Lol you guys had a chance to get it for free recently wym

     

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    3 hours ago, pendrag said:

    @StudioWildcard

    Are you able to provide the time slots as to when the release is to be available to the assorted platforms?

    On Twitter @complexminded stated the deployment will start with the PC group @ 13:00 Pacific with Consoles to begin at 20:00 Pacific.

    Grumbles about the times are not needed; we all feel the pain in some way.

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    11 minutes ago, pendrag said:

    On Twitter @complexminded stated the deployment will start with the PC group @ 13:00 Pacific with Consoles to begin at 20:00 Pacific.

    Grumbles about the times are not needed; we all feel the pain in some way.

    Grumbles are relevant.

    Those announcements are pretty useless. Nobody on my server knows when it's beginning as none of us use twitter! It is an awful platform, just like Facebook and more people are moving away from social media.

    IMHO, they should update this website more frequently with important things like start times or before making said announcements, include all the relevant information in the first place!

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    22 minutes ago, Clarey said:

    [snip] ... none of us use twitter! It is an awful platform, just like Facebook and more people are moving away from social media.

    IMHO, they should update this website more frequently with important things like start times or before making said announcements, include all the relevant information in the first place!

    +1

     

    This is so important.  I think companies in general, but specifically game companies, should keep all of their announcements, update info, patch notes, player info, etc. all on the same social media platform.  If they want to use a second or third platform, great.  But we shouldn't have to go to the forums to see updates and patch notes, Twitter for downtimes/problems/update times, Facebook for secondary info ... 

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    25 minutes ago, Clarey said:

    Grumbles are relevant.

    Those announcements are pretty useless. Nobody on my server knows when it's beginning as none of us use twitter! It is an awful platform, just like Facebook and more people are moving away from social media.

    IMHO, they should update this website more frequently with important things like start times or before making said announcements, include all the relevant information in the first place!

    Agreed, the original announcement should have had the deployment times included in it.

    As for the platforms, there are many out there, and choosing which to use and which to avoid are both a personal and business decision. Businesses will want to be seen on as many public platforms as is available to them.

    Personal choice is just that, and I will not chase that rabbit. 😄

    My statement:

    43 minutes ago, pendrag said:

    Grumbles about the times are not needed

    Was focused solely on the times themselves and the flood of complaints that followed the Twitter post. As I am not employed by any gaming provider or developer, I too would like to experience instant gratification when new shiny things are to be available. And to quote a song from the past; "you can't always get what you want"

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    On 11/21/2020 at 1:15 AM, Batfloke said:

    "

    A message from our Product Manager:

    While gamers can sometimes squabble over the little things, like which console is better, the ARK community is nonetheless tightly-knit. "

     

    This isn't the first time this has happened in Ark - there are a couple of player-built monuments/tributes to friends who have moved on, but the story on Reddit was touching too. I am happy - in a weirdly sad way - that Ark is the latest game to have put something like this in their environment to honour players no longer with us. It's a good thing and no doubt appreciated by many in the community.



    And everyone knows arguing over which console is best is just plain daft....

    We all know PC is Master Race 😝

    Pc is noob race

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    >like which console is better, the ARK community is nonetheless tightly-knit<

     

    Can't play Ark between PC Gamepass and PC Steam so that's not really that tightly knit huh

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    Primitive plus needs tlc 3 too please, dont forget about us, we're loyal fans too, p+ servers are dying because of how poorly updated it is by wildcard, the game crashes due to the slightest destruction of brick or lumber, please don't leave p+ for dead, its extremely fun to play on and it sucks to see it go under

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    Ya'll need to put out a better update than this. Can't even see any private servers. The server list is stuck on "searching for servers". I can't even get to the drop bar to select different types of servers. So sick of a broken game.

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    Hello, can someone poke the devs and remind them we're on Turkey Trial 4 not 3? Colors are from previous event.

    Can you do one thing right?

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    I play on ps4 and I pay for 2 servers and ever since the update you broke everything cause there is no sessions found on unofficial or even official sessions get your heads out of your rears and fix the game cause every time you update it you break it even more 

     

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    Playing official Xbox and cannot play because of the lag and dashboarding. Played for 2 hours and couldn’t take it anymore after being dashboarded 6 times. The lag is so bad don’t fly any mounts. Got dashboarded 3 times flying and had to go get my birds. This needs fixed. The game is not playable now. I’m just going to play something else. Not worth it

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    I have been on Ark since beta so I  turned from legacy player into private server, been back and forth seeing a lot go by. I must admit, the monument to all those that ascended brought my respect level for ark to Omega. There has been a lot going on this whole year, its time to heal, and never forget. Great job helping that along, to all the Wildcard staff, I thank you.

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    Well after the update got the new event. I am getting booted every 30 minutes. Hard to do meat runs when you have to keep reloading in. This while playing on Xbox. Seems to always happen during events. Lag has increased as well. Please fix. Love trying to stay ahead of my husband on finding the cool dinos to tame.

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    My son and I are new players.  We want to participate in the turkey event.  Question is how do we get the event?   We are playing on Xbox?  Is there is code we need to type in?   We are so lost.  We did the update and can’t find any turkeys.  Are they only on one certain Map or story mode?  Please help!!  Thanks for reading!  

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    Is there a reason we have to equip chibis and not just right click on them in our inventory to let them out? Not complaining, just curious.

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