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  • Community Crunch 253: Love Evolved 2, Last Week In Ark, and More!

    ❤️ Love Evolved 2 ❤️

     

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    Love is in the air!  From Thursday, February 11th through Thursday, February 18th ARK will be under Cupid's spell for Love Evolved 2.  For the duration of the event, Valentines Coelacanth will be fishing for some love. Reel in these amorous fish and be showered in candies, chocolates and even chibi pets!

    Event Details

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

    Dates

    • 2/11 - 2/18

    Activities

    • Valentines Coelacanth can be caught for chibis, chocolates, candies
    • Mating can randomly drop chocolates and candies!

    Rates

    • Increased breeding rates to 3x (mating interval, egg hatch speed, and maturation)
    • Increased taming rates to 3x
    • Increased player XP rates to 3x
    • Increased harvesting rates to 3x

    Skins

    • Valentines inspired shield skin *NEW*
    • Valentines inspired sunglasses skin *NEW*
    • "Cupid Couture Bottom" (Pants Skin)
    • "Cupid Couture Top" (Shirt Skin)
    • "Halo Headband" (Hat Skin)
    • "Teddy Bear Grenades" (Grenade Skin)
    • "Bow & Eros" (Bow skin)
    • "Love Shackles"  (Handcuffs Skin)

    Items

    • Box o' Chocolates
    • Valentines Dino Candy

    Emotes

    • Flirty Emote

    Chibi's

    • Crystal Wyvern *NEW*
    • Mesopithecus *NEW*
    • Otter *NEW*
    • Enforcer *NEW*
    • Velonasaur *NEW*

    Wild Event Creature Colors

    • Lavender *NEW*
    • Cream *NEW*
    • MediumLavender *NEW*
    • Peach *NEW*
    • DeepPink *NEW*
    • LightPink *NEW*
    • Dark Red *NEW*
    • Red
    • Magenta
    • Light Red
    • White

     


    Last Week In ARK

    In this week's update, we take a look at bans and average deaths per server (PvE and PvP) over the past seven days. 

    There were a total of 732 bans this week between the enforcement team and BattleEye. The Enforcement team bans are done manually after investigation for various infractions of our Code of Conduct and BattlEye's bans are implemented for detection of third party software/cheats.

    We are curious as to why our Xbox players have so many PvE deaths. Haha! 

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    EVO Event

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    There will be no EVO event this week.  The next upcoming EVO event will be on February 11th.


    Community Corner

    Clips/Videos

     

    Creator: Simfinity_nin

    Tranquil rafting on the ARK. Kick back, relax, and sip on a nice brew in the sunshine 😎

    Creator: IceBox

     IceBox doing what IceBox does best in an awesome player-run Carry Your Bob SOTF Mod Tournament!

    Creator: Zilara

    It's fine! This is fine! 🔥
    New vault drop meta 💪

    Creator: Circaskys

    We're not sure what is going down but ARK RP'ers don't do things by halves! 

    Creator: bobbysama1

    Awkies heh 😬

     

    Fan Art

     

    Feather Light kawarayane

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    Gen 2 Teaser -  Locke.ARK#6239 (Discord)

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    Standing Ground -  RedGear17#6109 (Discord)

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    The Dodo's Are In Love -  NeoVanilluxe#0900

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    Noglin Bro -  @RoboticHat717

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    In-Game Screenshots

    📷mangostars#7256

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    📷CHipZz - Ark Builds#9595

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    📷  @ChristySoffe - My Little Beach House

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    See you next week!
    Studio Wildcard

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    Twitch: twitch.tv/survivetheark
    Steam: steamcommunity.com/app/346110
    Youtube: youtube.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark

     


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    "We are curious as to why our Xbox players have so many PvE deaths. Haha! "

     

    The "haha" did it.

    When you guys going to fix them servers or do active enforcement on mass pillaring/griefing?

    Ever thought about it WildCard, that your the ones killing the game for most PvE players at this stage? 

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    6 hours ago, Joebl0w13 said:

    Don't worry. 86% of stats are made up on the spot.

    Yeah 67% of all people know that

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    Looking forward to this, hope its playable... had to smile at the xbox player death stat.......I for one would love to see the stats of player death, items lost dinos killed to the actual game faults, dcs, bluescreens, lags etc, I know I alone have lost countless hours of my time raising giga and making expensive kit just to see it gone in one bluescreen that I have no control over whatsoever!

    A death during a battle is honorable. a death in the ether is a crime

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    How much time between imprints? on 3x if it is still 8 hours 3 species will never be imprinted:  Archaeopteryx, Dodo,  Lystrosaurus.

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    Please make the 💝Box o' Chocolates💝 cut off a percentage of the maturation time aswell when fed to a maturing dino. Many players already have all tames they need and will not be taming more. Give us a reason to hunt the boxes even if we already have all tames at hand! Please!💞

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    Finally another evo/event.  It’s been forever. It’s the only time I play because it feels silly to farm or breed if it’s not boosted.  I don’t understand why it can’t be every weekend like it used to?  It’s been a month since the last boosted weekend. Way too long for players like me. 

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    32 minutes ago, Nathn02323 said:

    Finally another evo/event.  It’s been forever. It’s the only time I play because it feels silly to farm or breed if it’s not boosted.  I don’t understand why it can’t be every weekend like it used to?  It’s been a month since the last boosted weekend. Way too long for players like me. 

    Let me ask you this, regarding farming.

    When you used to get it every weekend like last year right, you were happy to play because of the higher farming rates? Well since then those farming rates have been doubled on the base rates, which means the farming rates you had every weekend last year is now what you get 7 days a week.

    So the question is, how is the current weekends without Evo events any different from weekends last year when you did have Evo events, considering the harvesting rates are now the same?

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     BTW, WC; could PS4 pls get that slider where you can move the thresh hold for single player and such because xbox has it but PS4 does not and that is not fair. so can U guys PLS change it so we have it.

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    22 minutes ago, GP said:

    Let me ask you this, regarding farming.

    When you used to get it every weekend like last year right, you were happy to play because of the higher farming rates? Well since then those farming rates have been doubled on the base rates, which means the farming rates you had every weekend last year is now what you get 7 days a week.

    So the question is, how is the current weekends without Evo events any different from weekends last year when you did have Evo events, considering the harvesting rates are now the same?

    For the same reason people are more inclined to buy stuff they don't need just because the price tag says it's on sale; players are more inclined to farm and tame stuff if the rates says 2x. It's psychological, regardless if the yielded amount is the same. Common trick used to liquidate stuff; price it at $100 with 50% off and you will sell much more than pricing it at $50. Same price, same result, but people will buy so they feel like they are saving, not spending.

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    14 hours ago, Seruum said:

    kind of like it, i hate when a movie trailer gives away all the best parts of a movie.

    Heck yea brother I don’t want any spoilers 

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    I'm excited for this event. Now this begs the question... will holiday themed events still happen on Ark 1 after Ark 2 is released?

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    Xbox Pve players have so many  deaths bc the Game crash while u make Bossfight get disconect at purple drop have black screen in Genesis bossfight and a lot more trash...

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    wow so many bans ..... not ... active admins are really needed so many copies of this game are sold and accts active that the entire playerbase knows this is a tiny drop in the numbers - almost nothing tbh - yes its something but not that much which is a shame i really thought battleeye  would pick up more but it seems the dupers / hackers etc have found ways around that as always :(

    but yay event ... 3x for a week cool ugh fishing though sigh lol

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    10 minutes ago, Duffmek said:

    so many copies of this game are sold and accts active

    You realize the majority of these accounts are not even playing on officials, right?

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    1 minute ago, invincibleqc said:

    You realize the majority of these accounts are not even playing on officials, right?

    where did u pull that stat / 'fact' from? - unofficial servers are MUCH more policed than the officials plus there is bugger all profit on unofficial whereas the dupers etc can roam almost freely on offical doing their 'thing' so all them copies of the game sold and accts active will be recent bought hacker accts its simple as that .. wow / EQ many other mmo games have the same crap any game that can make someone more money than the price of a game will do it.

     

    Thats the sad fact.

     

    AND even if them accts are not on official my point still stands its a drop in in the ocean of players that are cheating its just a bugger to catch them with how prolific duping / hacking is.

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    1 minute ago, Duffmek said:

    where did u pull that stat / 'fact' from?

    Well, Steam reports ~67k players currently online. Battlemetrics reports ~46k players currently on a server. From that, we can determine that about ~20k players are either on the main menu or playing single-player. It also reports an average of ~9k players on officials in the past week. So, only from publicly available data, we can approximate that, at least on PC, only about ~13% of concurrent online players are actively playing on officials. So, since the enforcement team is only taking actions on officials, I'd say they are not doing so bad. Especially if we take into consideration that ban are their most extreme punishment and that they are also actively wiping tribes, etc. that is clearly not included in that chart.

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    Game is running like dog poop!!

    As bad or even worse then when game was is in beta

    FIX IT!!!

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    48 minutes ago, invincibleqc said:

    Well, Steam reports ~67k players currently online. Battlemetrics reports ~46k players currently on a server. From that, we can determine that about ~20k players are either on the main menu or playing single-player. It also reports an average of ~9k players on officials in the past week. So, only from publicly available data, we can approximate that, at least on PC, only about ~13% of concurrent online players are actively playing on officials. So, since the enforcement team is only taking actions on officials, I'd say they are not doing so bad. Especially if we take into consideration that ban are their most extreme punishment and that they are also actively wiping tribes, etc. that is clearly not included in that chart.

    meh not bad but my point still stands people will buy sell if there is a market and there clearly is on ark unfortunatly :(

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    lol @Joebl0w13 facepalm another of my posts, what reason this time? whats so 'facepalmer' about my reply to invic? its true .. and there is NOTHING you can say about it which isnt.

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    23 hours ago, Seruum said:

    kind of like it, i hate when a movie trailer gives away all the best parts of a movie.

    carefull you might get and actualy another trailer insted of new map plus more delay time for realease map :P

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    6 hours ago, Duffmek said:

    lol @Joebl0w13 facepalm another of my posts, what reason this time? whats so 'facepalmer' about my reply to invic? its true .. and there is NOTHING you can say about it which isnt.

    I've got some cool stats for you Duffmek, JoeBl0w13 has given 216 likes and 420 facepalms, so probably don't take it too personally

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    Why do I have this bad feeling that Gen 2 will get delayed again ?

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    I'm looking forward to 3x event! 😻

    I hope that the chocolate will be stackable again - not like last year. 😸

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