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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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    Just now, StinkyFingerton said:

    Wow...did a culling of some sort happen? Alot of posts disappeared from this thread.

    It's common for posts that belong in other threads being split out into those threads. You can always look at your profile to see where the posts are.

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    Why does it appear as though just the comments containing a negative narrative have been moved? They were about this thread, and this event. The guys growling about pvp in this thread stays?...weird...

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    3 minutes ago, StinkyFingerton said:

    Why does it appear as though just the comments containing a negative narrative have been moved?

    Because that seems to be what you want to see. It's not the case.

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    Just now, StinkyFingerton said:

    I apologize then. Mind directing me to the moved posts?

    If any of yours were moved. They are shown in your profile.

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    Found it! Thanks for the help..also i did quit, but i got over it. Ppl on my server helped me replace an Argent i lost...so thats 10 dinos lost now...

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    2 minutes ago, StinkyFingerton said:

    Found it! Thanks for the help..also i did quit, but i got over it. Ppl on my server helped me replace an Argent i lost...so thats 10 dinos lost now...

    It's always cool when people are nice to other people.

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    Beginner servers did not reset on the scheduled date of December 1st.  My tribe mate and I worked our schedules to be available when the servers came up so we could get a good location claimed. Oh ARK!

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    On 11/30/2020 at 7:38 PM, Joebl0w13 said:

    Devs stated it during a stream event and in Twitter.

    i ran out from daily comments... on this mans twitter it literally says that its his own personal comments and not the company and you can quite clearly see how he is a PvE player so that statement on twitter doesnt count as he would be bias towards the PvE community  and you havent sent me the clip from twitch. In addition PvP has more servers and more people playing these servers and you can easily see this by comparing the server lists so I believe PvP has a bigger player base (but a dying one) 

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    4 minutes ago, Bulgarians4life said:

    i ran out from daily comments... on this mans twitter it literally says that its his own personal comments and not the company and you can quite clearly see how he is a PvE player so that statement on twitter doesnt count as he would be bias towards the PvE community  and you havent sent me the clip from twitch. In addition PvP has more servers and more people playing these servers and you can easily see this by comparing the server lists so I believe PvP has a bigger player base (but a dying one) 

    Facts are hard for some people. I get it.

    He said it during a live stream. At work. In the office with other devs.

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    Just now, Joebl0w13 said:

    Facts are hard for some people. I get it.

    i mean you can look at the server lists yourself its very obvious where the biggere community and player base is which is PvP. I understand the truth is hard for PvE bobs.

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    1 minute ago, Bulgarians4life said:

    i mean you can look at the server lists yourself its very obvious where the biggere community and player base is which is PvP. I understand the truth is hard for PvE bobs.

    I get it, you simply think the dev is lying. Moving along. 

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    30 minutes ago, Bulgarians4life said:

    i mean you can look at the server lists yourself its very obvious where the biggere community and player base is which is PvP. I understand the truth is hard for PvE bobs.

    Well, I'd say his statement is more reliable than what you can see browsing the server list. I mean, a lot of players are playing single-player/lan sessions which is technically PvE. And since you don't have access to that data, while they do, I'm incline to believe this is accurate. Regardless, at the end of the day, nobody cares. This is the beauty of a sandbox game; everyone can enjoy it the way they want.

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    51 minutes ago, invincibleqc said:

    Well, I'd say his statement is more reliable than what you can see browsing the server list. I mean, a lot of players are playing single-player/lan sessions which is technically PvE. And since you don't have access to that data, while they do, I'm incline to believe this is accurate. Regardless, at the end of the day, nobody cares. This is the beauty of a sandbox game; everyone can enjoy it the way they want.

    yes my friend but when a large side of your game play ark for the PvP side its only right that wildcard lets us know what is happening and there effort to stop cheating in the game such as aimbot and esp and desync  as this is affecting at ruining the game for the pvp side. Surely you understand?

     

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    I could be wrong but all password protected unofficial servers are not allowing people in. The password box stays blank. I have tried to clear reserve space on my xbox and hard restart. This is happening to myself and tribemates. All other password protected servers are at 0 people making me think this is all the password protected servers. Please assist. 

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    Just now, Royal702 said:

    I could be wrong but all password protected unofficial servers are not allowing people in. The password box stays blank. I have tried to clear reserve space on my xbox and hard restart. This is happening to myself and tribemates. All other password protected servers are at 0 people making me think this is all the password protected servers. Please assist. 

    All related to Xbox Live:

     

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    6 minutes ago, Royal702 said:

    I could be wrong but all password protected unofficial servers are not allowing people in. The password box stays blank. I have tried to clear reserve space on my xbox and hard restart. This is happening to myself and tribemates. All other password protected servers are at 0 people making me think this is all the password protected servers. Please assist. 

    Im having the same issue it is all so on all servers you can not put anything in chat or search bars

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    Thanks for all the support Wildcard. The new staff that's been hired is definitely appreciated! They really are quite amazing. Considering the amazing improvement in creature/map/mechanical quality that genesis has brought i can't wait for part 2!

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    On 12/2/2020 at 4:15 PM, Joebl0w13 said:

    I get it, you simply think the dev is lying. Moving along. 

    hey could you by any chance send me the link to the official ark discord? Also do you know why there hasnt been a new ark community crunch last week. thank you

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    1 hour ago, Bulgarians4life said:

    hey could you by any chance send me the link to the official ark discord? Also do you know why there hasnt been a new ark community crunch last week. thank you

    https://discord.gg/Mjm3qPeF

    There was no Crunch probably because there was no news. 🤷‍♂️

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    Looks at date. Refreshes STA... sad.. I guess they usually post it later tho.. hope they post one this weekkkk

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    Also did they switch the default logo to Noglin? I haven’t seen a faceless in a while, and I’ve seen a lot of Noglins recently

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    9 minutes ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    Also did they switch the default logo to Noglin? I haven’t seen a faceless in a while, and I’ve seen a lot of Noglins recently

    Yes.

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    11 minutes ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    Looks at date. Refreshes STA... sad.. I guess they usually post it later tho.. hope they post one this weekkkk

    One is coming.

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