Jump to content

  • Community Crunch 249: Winter Wonderland 5 and More!

    🌲 Winter Wonderland 5 🌲

    ARK  Survival Evolved Screenshot 2020.12.15 - 00.53.52.16.jpg

    Winter Wonderland will be making a triumphant return for the fifth time with new presents and goodies for ARK survivors. The winter-themed holiday event begins on December 17th at 10am PST for PC, XBOX, and PS4 and will last until Thursday, January 7th. All maps will receive Winter Wonderland and all its content including RaptorClaus and GachaClaus.

    Our very recognizable helper, RaptorClaus, is returning to drop off holiday gifts filled with loot, event items, mistletoe, and lumps of coal for all those naughty survivors. You'll be able to catch RaptorClaus flying across the skies at midnight (game time) on all maps.

    GachaClaus is also making a come-back to help RaptorClaus spread the holiday cheer! GachaClaus will be roaming all maps in true holiday spirit while sporting holiday-themed colors. He will be accepting your coal and in exchange will gift you holiday-themed items, or you can trade-in your mistletoe and coal for a chance at event items. weapons, armor and 7 brand new Chibis!

    Event Details

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

    Dates

    December 17th to January 7th

    Rates

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


    Event Creatures

    • RaptorClaus
    • GachaClaus


    Event Skins

    • Rex Sweater Skin *NEW*
    • Carolers Sweater Skin *NEW*
    • Bulbdog Sweater Skin *NEW*
    • Blue Winter Beanie *NEW*
    • Purple Winter Beanie *NEW*
    • Green Winter Beanie *NEW*
    • Male and Female Noglin Swimsuit Skin *NEW*
    • Male and Female Yeti Swimsuit Skin *NEW*
    • Candy Cane Club Skin
    •  Christmas Bola Skin
    •  Nutcracker Slingshot Skin
    •  Dino Ornament Swim Bottom Skin
    •  Dino Ornament Swim Top Skin
    •  Jerboa Wreath Swim Bottom Skin
    •  Jerboa Wreath Swim Top Skin
    •  Ugly Bronto Sweater Skin
    •  Ugly Carno Sweater Skin
    •  Ugly Chibi Sweater Skin
    •  Gray Winter Beanie Skin
    •  Purple Winter Beanie Skin
    •  Red Winter Beanie Skin
    •  Felt Reindeer Antlers Skin
    •  Santa Hat Skin


    Event Chibis

    • Shinehorn *NEW*
    • Featherlight *NEW*
    • Glowtail *NEW*
    • Bulbdog *NEW*
    • Top-hat Kairuku *NEW*
    • Reindeer *NEW*
    • Gacha Claus *NEW*


    Event Items

    •  Festive Dino Candy
    •  Holiday Lights
    •  Holiday Stocking
    •  Holiday Tree
    •  Gift Box
    •  Snowman
    •  Wreath


    Wild Creature Colors

    • Jade *NEW*
    • PineGreen *NEW*
    • SpruceGreen *NEW*
    • DarkMagenta *NEW*
    • Glacial *NEW*
    • PowderBlue *NEW*
    • Teal *NEW*
    • DarkViolet *NEW*
    • Red
    • Green
    • Light Grey
    • Light Red
    • Dark Green
    • Dark Red
    • Dino Light Red
    • Dino Light Green
    • Dino Medium Green
    • Dino Albino
    • NearWhite

     


    ARK II & ARK: THE Animated Series

    ARK  Survival Evolved Screenshot 2020.12.15 - 01.10.52.41.jpg

    To celebrate our latest news of ARK II and ARK: The Animated Series, we've created some special skins you can obtain in-game.  Be sure to view the trailers from the ARK main game menu to get your hands on a cool anime raptor inspired from the animated series, or a hatchet and spear skin inspired from ARK II! 

    Check out this article for more information on ARK II and ARK: The Animated Series!

     


    Official Network PC Server Maintenance

    574f503132322_DiploTaxi.jpg

    The Official PC Network will be undergoing maintenance at approximately 10PM on Wednesday, December 16th.  We are expecting up to 3 hours of downtime during this maintenance period.  We are scheduling this downtime so that it impacts the least amount of players.

    If there are changes to the proposed maintenance window timeframe, we'll provide a more specific timeframe prior to the maintenance period.


    EVO Event

    Ark_Evolution_Event_minimized.thumb.png.2d282a169df9bbbd0ba09a90303a7cec.png

     

    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event as part of Winter Wonderland! It will be active from Thursday the 17th of Dec at 1 PM EST until  Thursday the 7th of January at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

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

     


    Fan Art

    Springloaded by Kylie Langton

    download (5).jpg

    Giga in ARK 2 by Robinson Vronti (Discord)

    unknown (1).png

    The Dragon by MoltenElement

    Eoo7-P7XUAIE8jt.jpg

    Feeling Nostalgic by naeriie

    EpHPiCZUYAEs-jT.jpg

    Griffin by Toxin

    download (6).jpg

    Yuty by Amberghini

    1606284871_yutyy.jpg

    ARK 2 by AdamsAlive4kids

    ark_2__we_stick_together_no_matter_what_by_adamsalive4kids_deagcgj-fullview.jpg

     

    Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!
    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

     


    • Like 2
    • Thanks 1


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    I'm surprised ActualBlack isn't part of the holiday color palette because coal, but hey the other colors available is pretty awesome!

     

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    If the light pet chibis don't glow I will be very disappointed.

    Why not 2x taming, with all the pretty colors coming? Will the chibis still be craftable, since getting presents becomes Death Race Ark and people will steal chibis out of Raptor Claus presents right out from under someone? If someone lands on a present and then someone else arrives, the person with the less lag will steal everything even if someone else was there first. It was happening a lot last year, and it will be even worse this year.

    • Like 3
    • Thanks 1
    • Facepalm 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    The real thing that makes me not liking much the Christmas hunting thing are people stealing your gifts.... when I started, we were in an isolated server, so little people playing and all friends, so we decided to pick one gift at a time to let others have a chance. But once we moved to Official, things got ugly. Some guys used the tek grenate to move my flyer away from me, making me being killed by allos... it's a nice idea to have the gifts falling from the sky, but it is not so much fair, because I saw people just sitting where the presents fall... 

    • Like 1
    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    my first xmass event was in 2018 at the time i was still playing pvp and i remember people shooting you in the back with shotgun to steal the present, but last year (2019) i was playing pve and the experience was much more friendly, the first few days people rush for the present but after that it gets quieter and at the end almost nobody hunt the present anymore  so in the end there is enough time for everybody to get tons of stuff, 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, Cyberra said:

    If the light pet chibis don't glow I will be very disappointed.

    Why not 2x taming, with all the pretty colors coming? Will the chibis still be craftable, since getting presents becomes Death Race Ark and people will steal chibis out of Raptor Claus presents right out from under someone? If someone lands on a present and then someone else arrives, the person with the less lag will steal everything even if someone else was there first. It was happening a lot last year, and it will be even worse this year.

    2X taming was made permanent a few months back, let the breeders get a perk for a change without whining

    • Like 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, RogueQueen said:

    The real thing that makes me not liking much the Christmas hunting thing are people stealing your gifts.... when I started, we were in an isolated server, so little people playing and all friends, so we decided to pick one gift at a time to let others have a chance. But once we moved to Official, things got ugly. Some guys used the tek grenate to move my flyer away from me, making me being killed by allos... it's a nice idea to have the gifts falling from the sky, but it is not so much fair, because I saw people just sitting where the presents fall... 

    Agreed--last year was the most toxic greedy crap I ever saw on ALL servers.  I have all maps & all of them filled w greedy ppl.  Xmas event brings out the worst in ppl.  I wish chibis didnt come in drops.  

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    3 hours ago, QuoteMissy said:

    I'm surprised ActualBlack isn't part of the holiday color palette because coal, but hey the other colors available is pretty awesome!

     

    Many colors are dark...we had purple the last 2 events.  It is one of my faves but we had purples the last 2 events.  I really wanted lemon lime to make an appearance. It is mix of yellow and lime, both colors which are very common to xmas.  Lots of dark colors....actual black would have been nice though (I like the coal idea lol)

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    57 minutes ago, Dezes1 said:

    2X taming was made permanent a few months back, let the breeders get a perk for a change without whining

    Are you really going to wait a hour for taming most dinos?? I don't think so and they had 2 times taming last Christmas event so I don't know what changed and it should be 2 times everything 

    • Facepalm 4

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I love the mood of Winter Wonderland.
    But the present drop would be more grinch-free if they will appear in random locations.

    • Like 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Squeee! I am so excited!! This is my first Ark Christmas!! My gen server is hella small so super excited that there won't be huge fights over presents. Also... For those saying no 2x taming... I'm fairly certain that's a misprint. Every event has always been 2x all pretty much. I don't see this one being any different... But even so... I am totally stoked for light pet chibis !!! And dark violet dinos?! Hell yes!! Cannot wait for this event!!! Thanks Ark Team!

    • Like 2

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    2 hours ago, Brizzyne said:

    Squeee! I am so excited!! This is my first Ark Christmas!! My gen server is hella small so super excited that there won't be huge fights over presents. Also... For those saying no 2x taming... I'm fairly certain that's a misprint. Every event has always been 2x all pretty much. I don't see this one being any different... But even so... I am totally stoked for light pet chibis !!! And dark violet dinos?! Hell yes!! Cannot wait for this event!!! Thanks Ark Team!

    Just wait on odd hours nobody is on, find a island, boom, gifts. What i did last year anyway. Always made ark hunting easy at least.

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I wish there was a pants skin that matches the sweaters. besides, I'm still waiting for a birthday suit gloves skin and a neutral skin for shoes. that would be great. ^^

    happy holidays to all! 😺

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Curious to know what the event will be like at Crystal Isles. Congratulations to the developers and the entire ARK community. 🎄

    Edited by Falleo

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    9 hours ago, Dezes1 said:

    2X taming was made permanent a few months back, let the breeders get a perk for a change without whining

    For a change? All events have had 2x breeding going on so its nothing new. All previous events have had 2x taming also.

    Edited by Luewen
    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Oh yeah my favorite event as well!  I play pve and we would call presents out in world chat like 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.  it seemed to work pretty well because everyone on the server caught on and followed suit.  And if ya came upon a present that nobody called dibs on and no one around it was fair game.  There are ways to make it so everyone has a fair shot at loot, people just have to not be greedy about it.  There is also hopping on in off hours, it does actually work lol and especially towards the end of the event because everyone is focused on babies by that point. 
     

    No 2x taming is kind of strange just because usually xp, harvesting and taming are a package deal during events, don’t worry I’m sure it will be brought in before the event starts.

    Hey WC do ya think we could possibly get a little sugar on the event and maybe increase the quality of regular drops and loot crates this year.  It would be an awesome bonus that I’m sure we would all appreciate to close out such a crappy year that is known as 2020, please?

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    On my server people would wait at the places the presents would fall... if someone else approached and were met with wyvern breath, they exchanged blasts of fire/ice in a kind of "hello, I see you now" and moved on to the next spot. But there was always some asshole who would come in under the nose of someone already waiting and steal everything.

    Last year, after someone was accused of present theft from under someone already waiting, the thief kited a titanosaur into their victim's base. Making them victims twice. Someone else had a present containing a phoenix chibi stolen right out from under them and the thief went to their base to flaunt it

    • Sad 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...