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    LiveOps Update

    Corrupted Dino Kiting on Extinction PvE 

    We have clocked a high incidence of enforcement tickets related to players breaking the CoC by kiting corrupted dinos into other player’s bases on our Extinction servers.

    This is highly disruptive to player’s experience. We’ve implemented some targeted changes in the past to address the issue whilst retaining the overall game design for the Extinction gameplay loop but this compromise between technical fixes and design has allowed some ill-intentioned players to get more imaginative. We’ve come up with a technical solution to address this once and for all: we have disabled corrupted dino damage against all structures on PvE specifically. 

    We’re confident this will come as a relief to affected players (and our enforcement team hehe). 

    Small Tribes Teaming Rules

    The spirit of Small Tribes has always been to give players the opportunity to experience a tight group dynamic that is void of the scale and diplomacy of Official. We recognize it’s time to implement change in order to preserve the original concept--one we were hyped about along with our community! 

    We’ve long been aware of ongoing issues with teaming along with gaps in our Small Tribes rules that have allowed some players to take advantage. To combat this, we’ve reviewed and begun updating and expanding those rules with a goal to improve the experience and, hopefully, crack down on teaming. 

    The unique environment of Small Tribes has proved taxing on our Enforcement Team so, along with adding a new stricter ruleset, we’ll be looking at ways to make the investigative process more efficient. This will include more comprehensive guidelines on the types of evidence players should include in their tickets in order to expedite investigations.

    All of these changes may require further iteration after they go live. We consider a few potential risks worth it in order to provide a better experience for our players in the long term.

    We welcome player feedback as we refine the rules and we’ll approach this as a work-in-progress that may require some tweaks as we gauge community sentiment. 

     


    New Sponsored Mods

    It's that time where we introduce new projects in the sponsored mod program! Our first set of picks for the year is ready for you to enjoy.

    The ARK Sponsored Mod Program is also now accepting applications for the next selection, you will be able to apply until April 5th. Don't forget to submit your projects at https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/modding/apply-for-sponsorship/.

    Fjördur

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    Fjördur is a beautiful map inspired by Norse culture and myth. Featuring 3 primary landmasses, a solid but carefully chosen range of biomes, and unique map structures. The authors have more planned for this map, so give it a try!

    Check out Fjördur
     

    MarniiMods: Hairstyles

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    If you have ever just wanted more hair options on your ARK, Marnii has you covered. Not only will you find a couple dozen new hairstyles in this mod as well as new facial hair options, but also tools that make it even easier to give yourself some style!

    Check out MarniiMods: Hairstyles
     

    Glacius

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    Glacius is a challenging map focused on surviving the harsh elements of a frigid landscape. On Glacius you'll facing challenging weather such as snowstorms and blizzards. It even comes with it's own set of snow structures for players to build with!

    Check out Glacius
     

    Prehistoric Beasts

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    Mods that expand the array of wildlife are always a joy to see. Prehistoric beasts adds a pretty significant set of new creatures in their own unique visual styles for players to enjoy, if you have been wanting to see some new faces around the island, you should give this mod a look!

    Check out Prehistoric Beasts
     


    EVO Event

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    There will be no EVO event this weekend.

     


    Community Corner

     🎥Clips/Videos🎥

     

    🎥 Creator: RoyaleWithCheese

    Looking for the ultimate mutation guide?  Look no further!  Cheese covers the basics in one of his latest videos.

    🎥 Creator: The Axeman

    In one of the latest episodes in the series of Taming Every Creature In Ark, The Axeman takes on the Diplodocus

    🎥 Creator: 4rawrr

    A 360 no scope!? 🤯

    🎥 Creator: Duncstar

    That's what friends are for? 🤔

    🎨 Fan Art🎨 

    🎨  Vahilor - Tara

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    🎨  Blue_kea - Gallimimus

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    🎨 Sonne-Spiritwind- ARK: Armaedron

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    🎨 RRRAVEN- MeiYin and Wuzhui

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    🎨 Ares#2032- Jamie's Utah Raptors

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    🎨 Professor Spex#1090- ARK vs Carno

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    📷 In-Game Screenshots📷

    📷 Jazrek#2590 

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    📷 auztyle#7907

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    📷 @Mgen_Gaming

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    📷 @TiiaAurora

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    Enjoy your weekend!
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    I'd complain about not having EVO event this weekend.... but having no corrupted dinos damaging structures in PVE... THANK YOU WC!!! ❤️

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    "There will be EVO event this weekend."

    Does that mean there will be an evo event this weekend, or are you just missing the word "no" in that sentence?

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    Is that supposed to say theres no evo event this weekend? As theres normally rates shown 

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    Only took 3 years, but you folks finally solved the pve kiting problem! You have my thanks.

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    Just now, Dinobros2000 said:

    WHOOO @Darkholis CONGRATS MAN!!

    Thanks mate! Looking forward to producing more content.

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    Also GG wildcard with enforcement and the corrupted dinos thing, even though it dosent prevent dino kiting and makes it easy for OSDs

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    Good for Extinction PVE servers. Now it's time to throw the banhammer against non-legit VPN users.

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    Awesome! 

    Do all sponsored mods* eventually become part of the vanilla game? I hope so. Xbox player.

    Thanks WC you guys are great! Keep doing awesome! 🦄🤩

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    I wanna see one of those mod maps be the last addition for ark 1 after gen2 (edit) on console as well as PC

    Edited by Bigchingus7890

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    18 hours ago, spiritpaw said:

    Awesome! 

    Do all sponsored mods* eventually become part of the vanilla game? I hope so. Xbox player.

    Thanks WC you guys are great! Keep doing awesome! 🦄🤩

    No they do not, they do have a chance of becoming one tho. 

    18 hours ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    I wanna see one of those mod maps be the last addition for ark 1 after gen2 (edit) on console as well as PC

    Yes me too, I'm hoping for Darkholis and Glacius, I’d be the most unique free DLC and it would be awesome to see it finished. However I feel it more likely they chose Olympus/Hope/Fonjor, as more “the island” esk maps. Cuz that’s what the free DLCs are.

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    now I wish they would fix the random DC when loading bases..

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    LOL ! Updating the small tribes rules... make sure you get those tickets in guys so they can be promptly ignored.

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    Can anyone please recommend a good tutorial for making a map? (or a discord server, anything that can help)

    The ones I found on youtube are extremely hard to follow and I have some custom dinos + great ideas that I would love to implement.

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    23 minutes ago, Bigchingus7890 said:

    I wanna see one of those mod maps be the last addition for ark 1 after gen2 (edit) on console as well as PC

    I hope it's Fjördur. I'm following his amazing work (It's the same creator of Valguero).

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    3 minutes ago, ShadowRazvan said:

    Can anyone please recommend a good tutorial for making a map? (or a discord server, anything that can help)

    The ones I found on youtube are extremely hard to follow and I have some custom dinos + great ideas that I would love to implement.

    While some resources are outdated, they can still be relevant. However, the best would be to join the Ark modding discord.

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