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  • 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! 

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    🎨 NeoVanilluxe - ARK Thorny Dragon

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    🎨 Kohaku-senpai - Wyvern

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    🎨 Vahilor - Santiago Mek Pilot

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    🎨 HeatherPeoples - Griffin

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    📸In-Game Screenshots 📸

    📸 sefiroultima#7980 

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    📸Medusa Greek

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    📸 KingWillrus#2876

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    📸Keylleen

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    Enjoy your weekend!
    Studio Wildcard

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    9 hours 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 agree, many of us have been playing this game for YEARS and it's never gotten any better with content releases, never gotten any better in many aspects of the game and it's development.  As a paid up customer and enthusiast to the game in general, when things don't improve or don't measure up I take to the forums to voice my opinion and express my frustration. It's therapeutically helpful to me personally, so I really don't care who hates or loves it, although the likes on the posts are nice to see.  Point is, fan boys are fan boys, and opinions are opinions.  We're free to express ourselves and even if someone doesn't agree, getting into a posting war seems a little ridiculous lol.   Most of us are veterans, and as such, we've got years of pent up aggression and irritation over the shenanigans' the studio has thrown our way over the years, some handle it quietly and stew, others get it out of their system so they can throw up their hands and say "F it" and move on.   May is a long way away after a long delayed wait, it's a highly anticipated release that most of the community have been very patiently waiting for, so frustration and irritation are naturally going to be something the studio is going to have to contend with.  Personally, I'm trying to remain at least a tiny bit understanding, but I do feel like the reason this is being delayed again isn't because of Covid but because the team is being split up to focus on Ark 2 with a skeleton crew developing on Gen Pt 2 and that has me a little unsettled as I feel that being a customer who already paid for it, I'd rather get what I paid for before being asked to buy something new.

     

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    The covid thing is BS. I guess WC has been experiencing a pandemic since 2015 because this game has ALWAYS suffered from delay upon delay upon delay.

    What a cop out for their inadequate planning and managment.

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    1 hour ago, LUIX said:

    I can wait for it  i preffer a late DLC than a broken DLC :3

    This is Wildcard.  They can release it late *and* broken.  Just like they did with Extinction, after most of them snuck off to work on Atlas.  Now they've got Ark 2, which I'm guessing is the *real* reason the DLC is months and months late.  They were too busy making that cinematic  for the Game Awards instead of finishing the first game.

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    Expect ARK II to be delayed atleast a year or two.... along with bugs that will take another 10 years for them to fix if they follow the same development as they've done this far.

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    Sooo predictible :)
    Criticism does not always show a lack of love for the case. Just as a father points out his son's mistakes, it doesn't mean that he doesn't love him. You haven't learned it yet, @Joebl0w13

     

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    8 hours ago, IndridCold1966 said:

    ...DO NOT BUY ARK 2.  There aere so many more iptions with more to come. You wouldn't keep eating at a restaurant who constantly messes up your orders and even when you get the food is terrible correct? Focus.

     

    But what if the customer is actually very happy with the food even with all the order mess-ups?

    I will be buying Ark II.

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    go go go go go 
     

    evento evo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • 3X XP

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    3 hours ago, Magmasaur103 said:

    do they even take good ideas similar to this? forums or not?

    you mean do they take community made ideas? seems like they would but on very rare occasions, for instance that dedication to "All those who have ascended" in Valguero is the only thing I can think of that was community made that made it into a singular map

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    18 hours ago, dodotoast said:

    available and November.  Also who said it would.  And everyone seems to have forgot that Ps5 isn't getting ark 2!!!!!!!!!! Why would they do that????

    No one said PS wasn’t getting A2, just that it would initials relese on Xbox. It very likely is still coming to PS4/5 or whatever,

    18 hours ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    watch the haters emerge from the shadows 

    Pretty standard really. 
     

    jez, 5 pages in one crunch in less then 24 hours? I think that’s a record. Anyway, keep up the good work. As a tip, maybe continue the Gen chronicles with skins/items from the DLC or new info or something? Something to keep away the Salt.

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    Also someone said something about making ratholes earlier, I don’t think u realize most ratholes aren’t intentional, they are just weird places where static meshes have little gaps.

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    14 hours ago, Rio4201 said:

    finish what we promised

    First of, they never said to finish it, they said umm polish, I belive was the word, and two, they promised this before covid hit, which not only has the problems of worse internet, communication, worse computer systems, not being hooked up to the same network, and personal problems, cuz they are people. Not only is there an adjustment period till you can restart work, you will probably working at significantly lower effectiveness. Like 30% worse. Combine that with a mild persisting overestimation and the want to make their last, biggest DLC yet be high quality, and doing other large things like TLCs and events. And most likely the DLC with the most unique and complex creatures, abilities and environments(meaning it takes a loooong time to figure out how to make it do said abilities, providing lots of confusing roadblocks) and the largest map yet. So I think they have quite a good reason for delaying twice.

    12 hours 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

    A year in which a good chunk was taken away adjusting and they work at a lower efficiency. Also I wouldn’t call them excuses, I’d call the  reasons.

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    10 hours ago, Batfloke said:

    So a big THANK YOU WC - your continued ineptitude does actually bring great joy to (admittedly very, very few) people at certain times \o/

    Lol, glad at least someone’s happy, also I recommend saving thoes structures for Gen 2...

    10 hours ago, PhotekPlays said:

    now you have the ultimate excuse you always have been looking for :D , covid

    *sigh* no man. Just no.

    9 hours ago, TeRyn said:

    Because lets face it a software based company having to transition to a virtual workspace is like a ice cream man in a truck having to transition to a set driving route to a parking lot. So that excuse is just bullpoop.

     

    Also no. It is not comparable. It’s more like the ice cream man has to fly a drone from his house with trashy internet. And the drone is slower and less obvious then the truck, making it less effective.

    12 hours ago, TheBlueBlaze007 said:

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

    Optimist! Sorta.. anyway I agree

    11 hours ago, deadsans03 said:

    To everyone who continues to post hate comments, you do know that no one cares about your unoriginal opinion right?

    When it comes to wildcard, they are a fairly decent company who actually cares about their game and doesn't try to realese a half-assed dlc just for the sake of releasing it. They actually bothered to listen to feedback from their comunity (no matter how much you insult them) to try and improve game for your sake as the player, they're not going to be the ones who are going to be playing the game and yet they're going out of they're way to try and make the game a better experience for you as the player.

    Look if they were a money grabing company like any other than they would've already released the dlc and not cared what you had to say, but here they are wasting their own time and money to try and make sure that you actually enjoy the game.

    So please stop whinning, it gets really annoying having to look through the comments and mainly seeing hate comments.

    Also if you're planning to respond to this, just don't, I'm not gonna be wasting anymore of my time with this matter. Also this took a really time to write, so please for my sake dont make me write anymore.

    P.S.

    the wait isn't that long, and I'm really looking forward to part 2 

    Edit:

    Looking back on this comment i was quite rude and unprofessional, let me apologise. I was just annoyed, and all I'm trying to say is that you dont have to be so mean (like i was) they're just trying to make the game better for you. Sorry again if i was to salty.

    Thank you

    9 hours ago, Lumpy1982 said:

    This is ridiculous, if you expect people to buy ark 2 don't you think you should start showing us we can count on you. Never on time for anything. I may not buy ark 2 until it's like $10. I've spent so much money buying all the dlc's for ark and bout ark in pre-release and I have boasted about how good the game has been but as far as trusting the team creating it, I'm losing that. 

    Well it’s possible to by ark 1 for 10, or ark and the 3 old Generation DLCs for 20$, when it’s on sale, so u may be in luck.

    4 hours ago, LUIX said:

    I can wait for it  i preffer a late DLC than a broken DLC :3

    Yes!

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    2 hours ago, DeNordain said:

    Expect ARK II to be delayed atleast a year or two.... along with bugs that will take another 10 years for them to fix if they follow the same development as they've done this far.

    I-.... don’t wanna type this all again for a 100th time. *sigh*

    Ark was originally made by 15 people or so with meh experience at coding and development, and made in about 2 years I believe? Ark 2 I think we are going with 4 years before relese with 42 experienced developers who know what their doing, not only that, on a new platform, with more abilities and optimization. I believe ark 2 will have better graphics, less lag, less bugs after a bit of EA, and be developed quicker. Especially with a cleaner code.

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    1 hour ago, thedrongoofark said:

    you mean do they take community made ideas? seems like they would but on very rare occasions, for instance that dedication to "All those who have ascended" in Valguero is the only thing I can think of that was community made that made it into a singular map

    Poglin, missions outside map zone are two instances recently, changes to cryopod today to display color regions and be cleaner(amoung other things) taming UI, Homested update, any other integrated mod stuff(large examples being The Center, Ragnorock, Valagrue, Crystal Isles, I real like I’m forgetting one, is that just me?)

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    4 minutes ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    Poglin, missions outside map zone are two instances recently, changes to cryopod today to display color regions and be cleaner(amoung other things) taming UI, Homested update, any other integrated mod stuff(large examples being The Center, Ragnorock, Valagrue, Crystal Isles, I real like I’m forgetting one, is that just me?)

    true true, but I guess a suggestion of a variant still doesn't seem (this isn't an insult I'm just stating what I think magmasaur103) significant or beneficial enough to WildCard for them to add in

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    21 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 have been playing ark prolly quite a lot longer than you. And i could not care rats arse if its delayed. Its a friggin game not your last meal.

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    21 hours ago, Pumba4Panda said:

    The game itself is a good concept and fun when it goes correctly, (no meshing, duping, no gm otter being pocket dev). The main problem is the developer teams unwillingness to adhere to timelines they create and continue to make false promises time and time again. most people in here commenting about the delay have already got the gen DLC, and were originally told winter of 2020, then march of 2021 and now 1 business day before march we get told May. After they release all this genesis chronicles, they have known for awhile it wont be done by March but continued to string people along. The game itself isnt a bad experience the developers are a bad experience. What DLC came out on time? or even close? You'd think after 6 years of DLC's they be more realistic about there capabilities and give a more accurate timeline, but nope lets keep hyping up and not delivering. 

    Back then we did not have global pandemic making ppl work remotely. Granted, they should have told that earlier. But its still just a game.

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    15 hours 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.

    Its a game... If ppl are so dramatic about release dates been postponed, maybe change of hobby is in order. Wont be last game to be delayed.

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    35 minutes ago, Luewen said:

    I have been playing ark prolly quite a lot longer than you. And i could not care rats arse if its delayed. Its a friggin game not your last meal.

    Wait I thought it was LOLWTFBBQ life or death?

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    58 minutes ago, Luewen said:

    Its a game...

    Wait... are you saying my dinos are not... real?! 😟

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    1 hour ago, Luewen said:

    Back then we did not have global pandemic making ppl work remotely. Granted, they should have told that earlier. But its still just a game.

    Doesn't change quality, just speed of development. And I think previous listed reasons outweigh that, they will likely learn from at least some of their previous mistakes

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    33 minutes ago, invincibleqc said:

    Wait... are you saying my dinos are not... real?! 😟

    They are, 1s and 0s

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    7 hours ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    I-.... don’t wanna type this all again for a 100th time. *sigh*

    Ark was originally made by 15 people or so with meh experience at coding and development, and made in about 2 years I believe? Ark 2 I think we are going with 4 years before relese with 42 experienced developers who know what their doing, not only that, on a new platform, with more abilities and optimization. I believe ark 2 will have better graphics, less lag, less bugs after a bit of EA, and be developed quicker. Especially with a cleaner code.

    yes me agree 

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    On 2/27/2021 at 4:00 AM, Pumba4Panda said:

    Haven't been on time for a single DLC or update why change it for the last one! I'm sure this one will be just as broken as every other initial release dlc and have exceptional excuses to cover it up. Thanks for another let down ❤️ 

     

    Just curious when can we start expecting excuses and delays for ark 2?

    Why you playin it then, if you think its so buggy.

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    Nothing surprising about the delay, at least there is now any update. Although the announcement could have been made earlier, if the main reasoning being the different work flow by working remotely for a year now. But it is what it is. Anyway, now it's time to farm, x2 let's goo.

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