Jump to content


  • Community Crunch 256: Introducing Voidwyrm & Update on Genesis II

    We know that what you want is news on Genesis II, so let's not mince words and get straight to it: We have decided to push our final DLC release date to May 26th, for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia. 

    First and foremost, please accept our humble apologies. We're disappointed and have no doubt, everyone, eagerly awaiting Genesis II will feel that along with us. 

    As we have shared before, the Studio transitioned to working remotely near the beginning of last year, presenting some particular constraints. Being entirely virtual is quite challenging for various teams with a shift from an in-office workflow. 

    In addition to the complications of working remotely, one challenge has been figuring out how to close out the ARK saga faithfully. From a narrative, cinematic, and end-game-wise perspective, it's something close to our hearts that we want to honor as the grand finale.

    This journey we've all taken through ARK: Survival Evolved over the past six years is important to our players and us, and the extra time will make a massive difference to the quality of the Gen II when it lands in your hands. We're passionate about delivering something truly special, and we're confident this extension will allow us to give you the epic finale you deserve.

    And on that note, we'd like to introduce you to the formidable Voidwyrm, a powerful and challenging new tame that will soar above the ARK with the launch of Genesis II! 

    Ark_Gen2_SurviveTheArk_2k_V01.jpg

    Download in high resolution

    Internally, we think of Genesis Part II as having two significant philosophical changes in comparison to Genesis Part I. These changes are a direct result of player feedback:

    1. The entire map is open and livable, with minimal no-build zones that avoid disrupting the over-world and an esthetically pleasing environment.
    2. Structures, items, and creatures have been designed to assist and improve gameplay and QoL for all of our players and designed to expand the meta in meaningful ways.

    Ark_Gen2_SurviveTheArk_2k_V02.jpg

    Download in high resolution

    On behalf of the Wildcard team, we want to thank you for your ongoing support and passion. We're looking forward to sharing ARK: Survival Evolved’s final climactic chapter with you!


    Studio Wildcard
     


    EVO Event

    Ark_Evolution_Event_minimized.thumb.png.2d282a169df9bbbd0ba09a90303a7cec.png

    Survivors on all platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk! It will be active until Friday the 26th of February to Monday the 1st of March. All Official Servers across each platform will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    • 2X Harvesting
    • 2X XP

     


    Community Corner

    🎥 Clips/Videos 🎥

    🎥Creator: Gamology

    Anthropologist and Survival expert, Kinga Philipps, reacts to ARK.

    🎥Creator: Raasclark

    Want to get your hands on the latest Federation Gloves?  Raasclark shows you how in a recent video.

    🎥Creator: Sven P

    Check out an epic castle build deep in the Redwoods biome with Sven P.  We've also included a screenshot of the completed build in the screenshots section.

    🎥Creator: Mr Dolphin

    Say goodbye to that TEK Skiff.

    🎥Creator: Rockapolis Gaming

    Here's a quick 3x3 base that has all the essentials you need to get started!

     

    🎨 Fan Art 🎨

    🎨 KingCrownee - Zombie Fire Wyvern & Zombie Lightning Wyvern

    zombiefirewyvern_by_kingcrownee_deewhp5-fullview.jpg

     

    zombielightningwyvern_by_kingcrownee_deewh4i-fullview.jpg

    🎨 NeoVanilluxe - ARK Thorny Dragon

    ark_thorny_dragon_by_neovanilluxe_deeocti-fullview.jpg

    🎨 Kohaku-senpai - Wyvern

    deeig53-5b3d5f0b-7023-4389-b6aa-d646ac7ec59c.jpg


    🎨 Vahilor - Santiago Mek Pilot

    deer9v5-9e2706d8-4cd0-48c8-b0cc-54a3b2efb68c.jpg

    🎨 HeatherPeoples - Griffin

    Eu03w3xWYAEc529.jpg

     

    📸In-Game Screenshots 📸

    📸 sefiroultima#7980 

    Blue_Peak_Thumbnail.jpg

    📸Medusa Greek

    1612124200_ShooterGame_29-01-2021_02-57-15-860.jpg

    📸 KingWillrus#2876

    imagechruch.jpg

    📸Keylleen

    1613872754_3.jpg

     

    Enjoy your weekend!
    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
    • Facepalm 1


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments



    1 hour ago, Greatchawhee said:

    No they didn't they changed the date 4 times. So they did release it on a date they said just not the first date they released.  I am not mad I am actually entertained by all the people who did not expect this. I even chuckle at those who are angry.

    What were the other 4 dates?

    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Wow, that voidwurm looks sick. Now I want to see how awesome you could make a voidgriffin look 😮 

    • Confused 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Im wondering about the chance of GEN 2 having missions like in GEN1? I quiet enjoyed them along with HLNA shop, but saying there will be only minimal no-build zone makes me think they are leaving out the mission system. Anyone got any info on this? 

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Just now, Lya said:

    Im wondering about the chance of GEN 2 having missions like in GEN1? I quiet enjoyed them along with HLNA shop, but saying there will be only minimal no-build zone makes me think they are leaving out the mission system. Anyone got any info on this? 

    Missions are included but they are going to be in their own instance instead of on the main world. Kinda like the boss arenas.

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 minute ago, GP said:

    Missions are included but they are going to be in their own instance instead of on the main world. Kinda like the boss arenas.

    Thank you!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I am assuming this voidwyrm will work like an enforcer, you can build it from an engram, but when you kill them you get a blueprint for that specific one's colour and level. I could be wrong but that's my guess

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I thought Americans were keen on timeliness. Meeting the deadline is usually part of the contract.

    You reach far into the future - animated films, Ark II, all for getting new customers? ... and you can't take care of what's going on now.
    Most of us will be future Ark II customers. And certainly our opinion about Ark I will influence the purchasing decisions of future ARK II customers. But what we have now? Meshing, duping, aimboting, poor official server performance, and of course not caring about given words and terms.

    • Like 1
    • Facepalm 3

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Great.. just great.. I should have stayed in bed instead I get to read the all too familiar, "Gee wiz guys, we're sorry, we have to push it back again, we need an extra 3 months on top of the extra 3 months to finish what we promised, and while we're at it, let's throw out the Covid umbrella to hide under." What really annoys me the most about this is that you would have figured by now that the studio would have found ways to manage during the pandemic, all the other studios have, its not like you haven't had time to adjust just like everyone else.  

     

    All I can really say is this is extremely disappointing, not only that, but you could have at the very least kept the carrot on the string dangling before our eyes to help cope with another long long LONG delay, open up your window, let the community watch some real progression, show Dev blogs, show the studio doing the work in frequent progress reports, give us glimpses of the process, let's see what each of the Devs is up to via videos and screenies, Dev Blogs, etc.  This is the final map for Ark Survival Evolved until Ark 2, put some pride into it, make this a big deal because it is a big deal.  Heck, offer up some incentives other than "Hey guys have more rates.." At this point, the end is coming and it shouldn't be a mystery, it should be encouraging to us that the wait is worth it.

    May, there's a few really nice games coming out before then, has anyone even thought about how that could affect overall interest in Gen Pt 2? in Ark 2?  People generally don't come running back once they sink their teeth and money into another title they are more interested in and right now, interest is starting to wane.

     

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    4 hours ago, Magmasaur103 said:

    ok, a question for wildcard:
    are you gonna take my suggestion for variant drakes? wyverns have variants, and they're on every free one (except center), and drakes have been added 0 times, despite the unique qualities of aberration. I get it, it would ruin Ab, but pls make a free-map variant? ruins the point for gamers who can't get aberration. I know final updates are here, but please make the exception.
    please...?
    -Magmasaur103

    sadly I doubt WildCard pays much attention to forums like these, even if they did like your idea

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I've been playing this game for about 5 years now and I don't remember WC ever being on time for any release. So this was very expected from the insanely low amount of info/streams/devblogs that we were given especially compared to part 1 which was also delayed. I hope when it comes to Ark 2 they learn to give actual deadlines. I have no doubt in my mind they knew all along that March wouldn't work.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    6 hours ago, Luewen said:

     

     

    Why are you guys still here? If ark is so bad experience, you are free to leave and let rest of us enjoy it.

    Holy, it takes a lot to suck up so much dude, you have my respects for being able to say "ok" and take all the poop they give us in.

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    57 minutes ago, Rio4201 said:

    Great.. just great.. I should have stayed in bed instead I get to read the all too familiar, "Gee wiz guys, we're sorry, we have to push it back again, we need an extra 3 months on top of the extra 3 months to finish what we promised, and while we're at it, let's throw out the Covid umbrella to hide under." What really annoys me the most about this is that you would have figured by now that the studio would have found ways to manage during the pandemic, all the other studios have, its not like you haven't had time to adjust just like everyone else.  

     

    All I can really say is this is extremely disappointing, not only that, but you could have at the very least kept the carrot on the string dangling before our eyes to help cope with another long long LONG delay, open up your window, let the community watch some real progression, show Dev blogs, show the studio doing the work in frequent progress reports, give us glimpses of the process, let's see what each of the Devs is up to via videos and screenies, Dev Blogs, etc.  This is the final map for Ark Survival Evolved until Ark 2, put some pride into it, make this a big deal because it is a big deal.  Heck, offer up some incentives other than "Hey guys have more rates.." At this point, the end is coming and it shouldn't be a mystery, it should be encouraging to us that the wait is worth it.

    May, there's a few really nice games coming out before then, has anyone even thought about how that could affect overall interest in Gen Pt 2? in Ark 2?  People generally don't come running back once they sink their teeth and money into another title they are more interested in and right now, interest is starting to wane.

     

    But, so what? you had to buy gen 2 with gen 1! they don't need to attract that much more public!

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    6 hours ago, GreenBean said:

    Are you new to ark? Because us ark veterans are sick of this delaying crap. First December 2020 then hype us up with the trailer and say it’s coming in March and make us wait 3 months and then when it’s about to release, delay it again till MAY 26th and make us wait another 3 months. I’m starting to lose hope for ark. And the crashing aimbotting meshing, ark is a hot mess right now and WC needs to step up there game.

    I can only interpret your disappointment as you having made an estimation inside your mind, that this would't happen. Why you thought a company that has difficulty reaching deadlines would reach a deadline (deadlines which in and of themselves are difficult to live up to depending on the nature of what you are trying to complete) during the midst of a lockdown and pandemic, can only reflect poorly upon yourself.

    Your disappointment is your own fault for alllowing yourself to believe something which was highly unrealistic. Make some changes to how you think and feel, if you want to avoid this. No company will ever care about your feelings. Just get that through your skull and you'll be better off for it. Always expect the worst. It's a highly viable strategy for decreasing disappointment. In fact, it's the only working strategy.

    In what bible does it say that date estimations are to be taken literal? Your interpretation of a release date is that it's a guarantee. Who ever said that that's what a release date is? It's always a projection/estimate. You're never supposed to take them literal. I don't know why you ever thought that to begin with. Unless you believe in fairies and elves.

    Edited by Fresiki

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    12 minutes ago, Gedanox said:

    Holy, it takes a lot to suck up so much dude, you have my respects for being able to say "ok" and take all the poop they give us in.

    Does it feel better to let it out, than to suck it up? Do you feel better? Sucking it up isn't some magic ability you're born with. It's something you learn to do when you realize the futility of allowing your own negative emotions so much space to breathe. Allowing these feelings to take hold is a conscious act of self-deterioration. It becomes easier to do when you understand that and are able to internalize it.

     

    For the life of me, I don't understand why people expect things to be on time during the pandemic, if nothing else. Maybe in a perfect world, on a good day, making realistic projections should be easier. But with all that's going on, and governments issuing new rules on the weekly for how people are to behave socially, why did you think now is when WC will suddenly turn against the trend? Do you some times look at water and expect it to suddenly turn to frozen ice? Do you think you could just take off and fly one day? Like, what makes you think something will release according to schedule after a full year of the pandemic? It's unbelievable to me.

    Edited by Fresiki

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    Just now, Fresiki said:

    Does it feel better to let it out, than to suck it up? Do you feel better? Sucking it up isn't some magic ability you're born with. It's something you learn to do when you realize the futility and allowing your own negative emotions so much space to breathe.

    Yes, it actually feels better! You know it won't change a single thing, so you can at least complain even if its unread by any half relevant person and move on from it, instead of just shuting up and buttering up a company that doesn't deserve it.

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    1 minute ago, Gedanox said:

    Yes, it actually feels better! You know it won't change a single thing, so you can at least complain even if its unread by any half relevant person and move on from it, instead of just shuting up and buttering up a company that doesn't deserve it.

    I don't think you understand the question. I'm not talking about the instant gratification. Do you enjoy being angry/bitter?

    Either way, you will have to struggle with a moral dilemma though. At some point in your life, if it hasn't happened already, someone is going to make some really unreasonable critique of you and go off on you way more than you feel like is warranted. At that point, you're gonna feel like "this is wrong, and i have nothing to do with that" and try to appeal to the other person.

    Then you will realize, that person is you. You're that person. That person that just makes another person's life a little more difficult than it has to be,  for a split second. Just so you can feel better about yourself. Would you do it to your mother? Your sister? Your best friend? Why do it to anyone?

    • Like 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Io ormai seguo ark dal day 1 su consolle, ho amato l'avventura intrapresa su ogni nuova fase dell'avventura, ho odiato quando ogni volta dovevo aspettare per continuare il mio viaggio, wild mi hai regalato un gioco che non dimenticherò mai, ora siamo alla fine di quest'avventura, l'ultimo capitolo sta per rivelarsi, questa volta mene frego dell'attesa un anno di ritardo non e nulla se paragonato a 6 anni di avventura fantastiche, frustrante forse un pochino, ma a questo punto team della wildcard DOVETE capitolare la parola fine con un gran botto, lo dovete a tutti coloro che per anni vi hanno supportato, a tutti coloro che sono stati nottate a combattere contro errori e bug ma con il sorriso a coloro che hanno supportato il progetto aquistando ogni singolo contenuto da voi creato, a questo punto non osate fare errori, non sul finale, ark rimarrà sempre un gioco unico e ineguagliabile, la wildcard rimarrà sempre quel team di persona e sviluppatori che dal nulla hanno creato un'avventura unica, wildcard grazie di tutto, sta volta aspetto con gioia e senza fretta, sta volta credo in voi.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    14 minutes ago, Gedanox said:

    instead of just shuting up and buttering up a company that doesn't deserve it.

    edit: i have a huge problem with this "deserve" you speak of. So it is you that's the grand judge of what is deserved? So because a pandemic hit, and governments issued policies that FORCED companies to have their workers work from home, which undoubtedly made their operations way more difficult/less effective, you feel like the companies, the victims of this government policy, you feel like they deserve punishment? punishment for not 100% perfectly overcoming all the hardships they face? that's punishable? you feel as if though keeping shut would be "buttering" them? who is buttering? your negative emotion is encapsulating you in this narrative that they somehow become deserving of no respect whatsoever. i still don't understand why your inability to realistically project the future excuses such behavior. and i still fail to see how that kind of behavior rewards you beyond instant gratification. it also takes from you - in another debate, somewhere else, you will be forced to lie about the nature of your beliefs if you suddenly realize how wrong it is to treat people inhumanely because you feel angry or sad. by acting like a sausage, you forfeit the right to ever pretend you're anything but a sausage. and if you try to pretend like you're something else to try and fool someone, you'll know to yourself you lied. they won't know, but you will never be at peace.

    Edited by Fresiki
    • Like 1
    • Thanks 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    16 minutes ago, Fresiki said:

    I don't think you understand the question. I'm not talking about the instant gratification. Do you enjoy being angry/bitter?

    Either way, you will have to struggle with a moral dilemma though. At some point in your life, if it hasn't happened already, someone is going to make some really unreasonable critique of you and go off on you way more than you feel like is warranted. At that point, you're gonna feel like "this is wrong, and i have nothing to do with that" and try to appeal to the other person.

    Then you will realize, that person is you. You're that person. That person that just makes another person's life a little more difficult than it has to be,  for a split second. Just so you can feel better about yourself. Would you do it to your mother? Your sister? Your best friend? Why do it to anyone?

    Is Wildcard paying you to Simp for them ? Get a clue, they've had a over a year to adjust to remote working , so that's just a copout. It's unbelievable how you people just keep making excuses for wildcard incompetence

    • Facepalm 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites
    10 minutes ago, XxxGodzxxX said:

    Is Wildcard paying you to Simp for them ? Get a clue, they've had a over a year to adjust to remote working , so that's just a copout. It's unbelievable how you people just keep making excuses for wildcard incompetence

    You're such a simpleton. I don't care about Wildcard. I don't know why you think this is about saving them. This is about correcting the discourse, because in its current form, it sounds like what you hear when you peek your ears in a kindergarten. What's actually, truely beyond me, is why me people insist on faltering. Like you are doing now. I don't care if it's strangers or my friends, if you're behaving in a way that seems detrimental to you and me both, I'll say something. Has NOTHING to do with Wildcard, and all to do with the way you're coming off as. You're just jumping straight past important questions to make your point. WHY ARE YOU NOT SAYING A WORD ABOUT THE PANDEMIC? DOES THAT NOT CHANGE THINGS EVEN 1%? It obviously does. How long does it take to effectively shift a progtramming company to remote work? Have you shifted a company to remote work in the past year so you know what the process entails, and what the exepcted success rate is? My experience is, the pandemic affects productivity. Even with percect "adjustment", the effectivity will decrease. So with an initial projection of february 2021, which is a year old projection, may is like a 15% efficiency reduction. That's unreasonable to you, mister experienced conglomerate CEO?

    Your bitterness is so obvious it reeks long before your post. I could smell it on the post before yours. You're mad, something's wrong, AND YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY IT DAMNIT!

    You have never been undeservingly on the poop end of the shaft, that much is obvious. If you ever have, you wouldn't behave this way. It's that simple. I can tell you were never mistreated, and that if you think you were, you have no idea where mistreatment even begins.

    Also, when people complain, they seem really weak to me. Like, this way of complaining and being angry, is a weakness in my eyes. And weakness pisses me off. So there's that. You're the type of person that would hit your kid if you got pissed enough.

    Edited by Fresiki
    • Thanks 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I think people need to chill, getting agitated over one another serves nothing but generates more hostile atmosphere.

    If people want to vent they can vent as long as they abide the rules of the forum.

    • Like 1
    • Thanks 1

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    I am not to dissappointed cause I actually expected the delay. As long as it makes the experience better and they are able to iron out the DLC I am fine with that.

    Really unexpected was to see my art here, so thx a lot for anknowllegeing it WC 😃

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    If by "structures and items" you mean "a new building tier because we haven't added one since the Scorched Earth DLC and that was back when we were still in Early Access", then you're all forgiven. THEN AND ONLY THEN.
    I think I paid for this DLC about two years ago now ? What's two more months.

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Honestly, im not mad, or surprised, just take your time and make sure it doesnt end up like extinction, make it right, please

    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...