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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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    8 hours ago, Davaydg said:

    You aren't playing Ark right if you don't hate it and everything it stands for

    Ummm sounds more like I’m playing it right

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    44 minutes ago, Saccobuds said:

    Still no fast flyers on consoles arghhhh

    You had years without em, you’ll be fine

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    On 3/3/2021 at 7:46 PM, Dinobros2000 said:

    And plus, which sounds better, voidwrym or Tek wyvern.

    voidwyrm does sound better but it kinda ruins the trend the TEK creatures

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    2 minutes ago, DrageProto said:

    voidwyrm does sound better but it kinda ruins the trend the TEK creatures

    Like said, it may not be the same as a wyvern, and plus, Enforcer, Drone,  overseer, the stupid rolly Polly thing. None have Tek in da names.

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    6 minutes ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    Like said, it may not be the same as a wyvern, and plus, Enforcer, Drone,  overseer, the stupid rolly Polly thing. None have Tek in da names.

    Are they stupid because they are based on something from the starwars prequels?

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    5 minutes ago, pistachio said:

    Are they stupid because they are based on something from the starwars prequels?

    Well no, being based off droidekia makes em better, but they are the natral griefers of the ark world.

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    When new crunch... I wanna hear about stoping corrupted killing everything in PvE. BTW the best solution is preventing tribes being able to access other tribes goodie bags in PvE. This would prevent lots of greifing and dino luring. Also, then after that keep implementation things to stop people greifing just for “fun” like a barrier to keep corrupts out of desert dome, arctic dome, sunken forest and Sanctuary  

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    From the Discord :

    v324.16 - 03/05/2021 - minor version update
    - Reworked TEK Helm to function like the shoulder cannon so that tapping 'E' no longer cycles visors instead holding 'E' will bring up a pinwheel which players can use to toggle or cycle the visor.
    - Corrupted Dinos no longer damage player structures on PvE
    - Made some tweaks to the Artifact system in single-player to resolve some scenarios where some artifacts (such as Skylord) would spawn/respawn unreliably.
    - Fixed invisible bees.
    - Fixed a bug that allowed players to escape through the ceiling barrier on some maps
    - Fixed a client crash related to movement
    - Fixed a client crash related to attacking with creatures
    - Fixed a bug where the Colour ID was displaying incorrectly on Cryopods
    - Fixed an exploit that allowed players to avoid turret damage
    - Fixed a bug where enemy creature floating HUD names would still cost client performance even when not rendered
    - Fixed a bug where the Shoulder Cannon was targeting allied creatures on PVE
    - Fixed a server crash

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    1 minute ago, Darkholis said:

    Corrupted Dinos no longer damage player structures on PvE

    INB4 the entire wasteland is pillared.

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    1 minute ago, Joebl0w13 said:

    INB4 the entire wasteland is pillared.

    Woodend dino gateways vs Supply drops. I see no problem

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    2 minutes ago, Joebl0w13 said:

    INB4 the entire wasteland is pillared.

    Glad meteors are a thing. (wink)

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    "- Corrupted Dinos no longer damage player structures on PvE" so 2 years an a half almost..  not bad 😬

     

      

    1 minute ago, Dinobros2000 said:

    And that dosent stop dino greifing.

     

    let's wait other 2 years :D

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    1 minute ago, Darkholis said:

    Glad meteors are a thing. (wink)

    Yes so am I

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    Just now, Alessio89 said:

    "- Corrupted Dinos no longer damage player structures on PvE" so 2 years an a half almost..  not bad

     
     
     
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    Still tho, this makes it easy to do OSDs and Element Veins. You don’t even need tames. Just get a ton of arrows, some spikewalls, stairs, and some pillars. 

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    2 minutes ago, Alessio89 said:

    "- Corrupted Dinos no longer damage player structures on PvE" so 2 years an a half almost..  not bad 😬

     

      

     

    let's wait other 2 years :D

    What are they gonna do, make dinos immune to damage from corrupted? Yes 1 dodo and some walls VS the earth destroying stuff

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    On 3/1/2021 at 2:02 PM, Joebl0w13 said:

    How are you going to convince people to move on from a game when you can't move on from the forum?

    Its simple, I enjoy seeing these devs deliver on promises time and time again just to see it get pushed back even further. God forbid the amount of game breaking bugs with their expansions and new maps they release. 🤣 

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    On 3/2/2021 at 1:36 PM, Rio4201 said:

    I'm just gonna say this like it is. Wildcard does care about their game, maybe not for all the reasons an end user would want them to, and that's not to say that some of the Devs don't still care and have the passion to better the game.   Facts:  Ark is still their money maker, they can't afford not to care about the game as that would mean losing their jobs, feeding and supporting their families and destroying any aspiration to progress in their chosen career. 

     

    Take a moment to step into the shoes of the team, think about their growth from a 15 man studio into what they are, all the obstacles they faced, lack of knowledge and experience, technological issues preventing the ideas being possible, never ending criticism from the community, pressure from the industry.  Yet, here they are several years later,  still here, still working on the title, still supporting us, each other, and tightly holding on to a battered pride and sense of accomplishment that the negativity infused denizens of the community continue to assault and chip away at.  While I myself have taken a few swings at their pride over the years with my own negativity and frustration, I have never lost sight that they are trying, nor have I ever lost respect for the achievements and creative game that this is. 

     

    Am I currently loving Ark? Sure, on private servers.  I see this last map as an end to the story and the start of a new one, and I'm ready for it to be the end of the story. We've been through quite a few maps, stories, and one hell of a rollercoaster ride, I'm just hoping that Ark 2 won't be such a harrowing ride and that we'll see impactful changes based on wisdom gained from development on the original game.

     

     

     

    Imagine putting thousands of hours into a base, to get aimbotted or meshed, put in tickets and the devs treat you like the culprit rather then a victim, god forbid going into the amount of roll backs and character losses, and then yet again the devs treating you like your the culprit. I took more then a "minute" on their game, and countless times I have been meshed or super aimbotted. You want to refer to cristism, that is great, but the thing is half the time the devs wont even listen to their player base let alone grow from it. Go put over 15k hours into a official cluster and lets see if your views will be the same as mine. The game is an absolute joke on the official network, and that doesnt even include the actual GMS patrolling the clusters and making sure people don't cheat. Ark is a beautiful game, very amazing for its time. But at the end of the day the devs really don't care and it honestly shows. The game is broken, fix the current bugs before adding to MORE bugs. Imagine when genesis: 2 is actually released, what is going to be mega broken on that? 😂 Honestly... I played PVP and PVE, best bet? Stay away from PVP officials its an absolute joke.

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    10 hours ago, RASHIAN said:

    Imagine putting thousands of hours into a base, to get aimbotted or meshed, put in tickets and the devs treat you like the culprit rather then a victim, god forbid going into the amount of roll backs and character losses, and then yet again the devs treating you like your the culprit. I took more then a "minute" on their game, and countless times I have been meshed or super aimbotted. You want to refer to cristism, that is great, but the thing is half the time the devs wont even listen to their player base let alone grow from it. Go put over 15k hours into a official cluster and lets see if your views will be the same as mine. The game is an absolute joke on the official network, and that doesnt even include the actual GMS patrolling the clusters and making sure people don't cheat. Ark is a beautiful game, very amazing for its time. But at the end of the day the devs really don't care and it honestly shows. The game is broken, fix the current bugs before adding to MORE bugs. Imagine when genesis: 2 is actually released, what is going to be mega broken on that? 😂 Honestly... I played PVP and PVE, best bet? Stay away from PVP officials its an absolute joke.

    You are absolutely, 100% justified in posting this. Do I think the Devs don't care? Nah, I think they do. What I think however is there is a failure in communication, prioritization and corporate decision making.  I mean let's look at the latest about Extinction, it took them how long before they finally got the greenlight to fix the problem? I know personally I put in dozens of tickets to no avail.  Something is definitely broken, but if you were to sit down with the active Devs on the team, I bet they would all say they care, I mean how can you not?  I've spent hundreds of hours creating software and I've done many many different types for all different platforms, I poured my time, energy, creativity (in some cases) and my pride into each program I've written and I care about all of them.  I'd imagine they would feel the same way.

    More often than not, people assume that if they report a problem, a Dev is coming immediately to the rescue and that it will be fixed pronto, but it doesn't work that way.  Some companies exercise the chain of command, if you want a bug fixed, first it goes to customer service, if approved it moves up and up and up until it reaches the shot callers. If it makes it through 6 - 10 different sets of hands and gets that far, then the shot callers are going to start looking at numbers, financial investment, etc. Then the call comes down from the top to the Development team leaders, then to the Devs, and work begins.  After such, it then moves down to QA, gets tested, gets moved back up to the Devs, repaired, (rinse and repeat this a dozen times) until finally being put in the pipeline to be released in a patch.  

     

    Point being it's never as smooth or efficient when management isn't worth it's salt and bureaucracy and finance get in the way of development.  I truly believe they do care, but you can't make a stone roll any faster when it has to go up hill first.  

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    Hi i have a problem i hope someone can help me out or i lost 35 pound So i bought the season pass and i installed the ark genesis part 1 but now i am going to ark i wanna play genesis and it still sas dlc not installed what do i have to do

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    On 3/5/2021 at 10:44 AM, Dinobros2000 said:

    Like said, it may not be the same as a wyvern, and plus, Enforcer, Drone,  overseer, the stupid rolly Polly thing. None have Tek in da names.

    Oh, I completely forgot about Extinction so you may be right and the Overseer was in one of the earlier versions (I think in 2016) and tek was introduced around the same time as Ragnarok 

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    On 3/5/2021 at 2:10 PM, RASHIAN said:

    Imagine putting thousands of hours into a base, to get aimbotted or meshed, put in tickets and the devs treat you like the culprit rather then a victim, god forbid going into the amount of roll backs and character losses, and then yet again the devs treating you like your the culprit. I took more then a "minute" on their game, and countless times I have been meshed or super aimbotted.

    Know something funny? This has NEVER happened to me. I’ve spent countless hours on Ark and I’ve only had 3 crashes and 2 player losses(these were my own fault and a power outage) (I mostly play unoffical and SP) almost like the problem  is with offical only.

    On 3/14/2021 at 9:59 AM, Merkie said:

    Hi i have a problem i hope someone can help me out or i lost 35 pound So i bought the season pass and i installed the ark genesis part 1 but now i am going to ark i wanna play genesis and it still sas dlc not installed what do i have to do

    Don’t panic, you own the DLC, you just need to install it, AKA update ur game. 

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